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Madonna Releases Six Songs From 'Rebel Heart' Album

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 20, 2014
Saying she would 'prefer fans to hear completed versions of the songs," Madonna has released six tracks from "Rebel Heart."

The Soundtrack of Your Workout

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Dec 18, 2014
There is a pulsating, motivating musical soundtrack to guide everyone through his or her workout. But what's the real truth behind the phenomenon of soundtracking your workout?

Jimmy Somerville: A Grander Scale of Thoughts to the Beat

By Bill Biss | Monday Dec 15, 2014
The days of "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it" are still here. Yet for Jimmy Somerville, his lyrics still must have to have some sort of personal meaning to make his songs speak for him.

US Co-opted Cuba's Hip-Hop Scene to Spark Change

By Desmond Butler, Michael Weissenstein, Laura Wides-Munoz, and Andrea Rodriguez | Saturday Dec 13, 2014
In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana's most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

Police Demonstrations Inspire New Protest Songs

By Lisa Leff | Friday Dec 12, 2014
Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

Merry and Gay :: BGMC Director Reuben Reynolds Makes It 'Sparklejollytwinklejingley'

By Courtesy of the Boston Gay Men's Chorus | Tuesday Dec 9, 2014
It's the most wonderful time of the year ― time, that is, for the Boston Gay Men's Chorus's (BGMC) annual holiday extravaganza. With "Noel," BGMC combines traditional favorites and fun new classics.

Miami Grands

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Monday Dec 8, 2014
The latest release from composer Michael Torke is a pianistic exploration through South Florida during the course of a single day.

DC9's Discnotheque: Everybody Dance Now

By Doug Rule | Saturday Dec 6, 2014
Especially at predominantly straight events, many clubgoers stand facing the DJ. And everywhere these days you'll find a good portion of patrons on the dance floor glued to their phones.

Los Angeles New Music Ensemble

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Thursday Dec 4, 2014
This intriguing sextet of compositions features both old and new works performed by the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble.

Venice - Original Cast Recording

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Dec 3, 2014
A futuristic, hip-hop musical that blends the sounds of "In the Heights" with the aura of "The Terminator."

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