It took months for the singer, songwriter and dancer FKA twigs to perfect the title track for her critically acclaimed new album. See how she got it right in the latest episode of Diary of a Song.
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The death of the 21-year-old rapper, which comes after those of Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, marks the unsatisfying, rapid conclusion of the decade’s most promising musical movement.
As half of the Swedish duo, which gained fame in the 1980s and ’90s, Ms. Fredriksson was known for her powerful voice and dynamic onstage presence.
Our critics chose the best albums of the year — a format that is in an increasingly fragile state in pop music.
Some of the biggest names in music lent songs to this intimate family drama, but convincing them took time.
The up-and-coming artist, whose cause of death remains unknown, went into convulsions while officers in Chicago searched the private plane he arrived in.
The Disney movie’s sequel lacks a monster hit like the Idina Menzel smash, but still moved the equivalent of 80,000 copies its first week out.
These returning shows, tailor-made for bingeing, deserve to be revisited (or newly discovered).
A memoir and a deluxe edition of “1999” offer a new perspective on the meticulous artist.
A remastered concert film and a new documentary reposition the Australian band for the digital age.
He began posting songs online while in high school. On hits like “Lucid Dreams,” he combined melodic hip-hop instincts with heavy-hearted angst.
For “Texas Flood,” their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew.
Hear tracks by Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Grimes, Kali Uchis and others.
The comedian, who has a special for kids coming to Netflix, talks about the theater, movies and writing that have shaped his work.
Alanis Morissette’s “ironic” fury finds a perfect Broadway musical setting in Diablo Cody’s fiery indictment of, well, everything.
A roundup of events in every borough, from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Manhattan to the annual Holiday Train Show in the Bronx.
She had a knack for capturing her subjects, whether Andy Warhol in New York or Dolly Parton in Nashville, in ways that caught their essence.
Eun Sun Kim will be the first woman to hold the music director post at an American company of major size and stature.
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
A new crop of albums has arrived that offer fresh (and not so fresh) takes on seasonal songs and sentiments.
Heartbeat Opera’s production of Weber’s classic of 19th-century Romanticism delves into toxic masculinity.
Adding three performances, the company is extending an opera’s run for the first time in its modern history.
He led the King’s College Choir of England for 37 years, including during its famous Christmas Eve performances.
The Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera in London dismissed the singer for an incident during the Royal’s tour of Japan in September.
Brilliance accommodates any form — and, as these albums show, sometimes lightning lands in a bottle.
Even though 10 usually seems like the right number (it’s tidy, divisible, standard), some years it feels woefully insufficient. This is one of those years.
His cooperation with the government led hip-hop fans and other rappers to call him a snitch and a fraud.
He spanned musical eras in presiding, all told, over three major labels, nurturing acts from Peter, Paul and Mary to the Grateful Dead to Queen.
The announcement came on the 40th anniversary of the tragedy, which left 11 people dead.
Gaye Su Akyol has revived a style of music once thought deeply uncool, and she uses it to comment poetically on her country.
Evgeny Pobozhiy, 30, took home a $30,000 prize and a guaranteed contract with Concord Records — along with earning jazz’s highest honor for a rising musician.
Our critics list the best performances, premieres and digital releases of the year from the world of classical music and opera.
The Italian mezzo-soprano, who has been working as an impresario as well as a singer, will take the post in 2023.