Eighty years ago, Duke Ellington and his band reached a new peak of musical expression on their ‘Blanton-Webster’ recordings thanks to an unparalleled roster.
A draft executive order mandating classical architecture as the official government style would result in watered-down design.
The actor, who died Wednesday at age 103, portrayed characters tough yet sensitive, earnest yet skeptical.
The reggae legend would have turned 75 this week; his music still resonates thanks to its multilayered meanings.
A view from the anniversary commemoration at the camp and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, where historical fissures still linger.
The year 2020 marks the 250th birthday of the great composer, and he remains as influential yet elusive as ever.
Marcel Camus’s film ‘Black Orpheus,’ released in the U.S. 60 years ago this month, spawned a still-popular soundtrack full of bossa nova that helped spark the 1960s craze for the music.
From rarely presented works to glaring holes in the music catalog, a list of recordings and performances our classical-music critic hopes to see in the years ahead.
Overcoming a faltering financial recovery, architects have given us triumphant “supertall” skyscrapers and inviting cultural buildings.
The planned $550 million ‘reimagination’ of the home of the New York Philharmonic should include a real organ.
Spending $120,000 on a piece of fruit is absurd—but that’s exactly the point of Maurizio Cattelan’s controversial artwork.
In the age of social media, too many structures are designed with pretty pictures in mind, but as this year’s standouts show, good design involves a lot more than a likes-generating facade.
Robert Evans—who died Saturday and produced ‘Chinatown,’ ‘The Godfather’ and more—was a film titan with distinctive taste and a preference for art over profits.
Thanks to 3-D scans of Notre Dame made before and after this year’s catastrophic fire, we have an incredible wealth of information to aid in the restoration of an architectural icon.
The university’s new Charles Library, designed by Snøhetta, is a joyously extroverted building that embraces its neighborhood, exploits the social energy of the community and celebrates the quest for knowledge.
Despite being one of the most prolific and famous living composers, Philip Glass’s work is rarely performed by major American orchestras.
The photographer, who died Monday, created unvarnished, revelatory images of the nation.
The lyrical jazz pianist, born 90 years ago this month, blurred the line between front man and accompanist in his intimate connections with other musicians.
The producer-director, who died on Wednesday, defined a theatrical era with his keen hit-making sense and lavish, conceptual style.
The Bard Music Festival turns its focus on Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the pre-eminent film composer of the 1930s and ‘40s whose art music long went overlooked.