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    Cuba Gooding Sr., Soul Singer, Dies at 72

    Cuba Gooding Sr., Soul Singer, Dies at 72


    Cuba Gooding Sr., left, and his son the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attending a premiere party at the Apollo Theater in...

    Mr. Gooding, the father of the Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., rose to fame as the lead singer of the rhythm-and-blues group the Main Ingredient.
    Popcast: A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values

    Popcast: A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values


    Kendrick Lamar’s new album, “DAMN.,” is a return to the interior after his outward-looking album “To Pimp a...

    The two rappers recall an earlier time in the genre’s history, in terms of aesthetics and politics. How do they fit in today? A panel discussion, on Popcast.
    With Cancer in the Past, Ryuichi Sakamoto Returns to His Calling

    With Cancer in the Past, Ryuichi Sakamoto Returns to His Calling


    In 2014 Ryuichi Sakamoto discovered a cancerous lump in his neck. Next week he will release his first album in eight years,...

    This Japanese musician and composer, who created the score for “The Revenant,” is releasing his 16th solo album and first in eight years, “async.”
    Review: Beethoven Gets a Sequel at the New York Philharmonic

    Review: Beethoven Gets a Sequel at the New York Philharmonic


    The pianist Jonathan Biss accompanying the New York Philharmonic at David Geffen...

    Timo Andres’s piano concerto “The Blind Banister,” performed by Jonathan Biss and conducted by Courtney Lewis, is inspired by a Beethoven cadenza.
    A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

    A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas


    Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, a master drummer from Ghana and professor of music at the University of North...

    The master drummer Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, high priest of the Ewe cult and a teacher of Steve Reich, is sustaining his traditions in Texas.
    Lions of New York: Laurie Anderson’s Glorious, Chaotic New York

    Lions of New York: Laurie Anderson’s Glorious, Chaotic New York


    Laurie Anderson, 69, this month at her home in New York. Ms. Anderson recalled that when she moved to the city in the 1960s, “I was going to go to a dark and dangerous place that was going to be really...

    From performances for “six people in a loft” to “O Superman,” MTV fame, and her time with Lou Reed, the artist reflects on her many years in New York.

    Prince’s Archive Is Open 4 U


    There are over 7,000 objects, 120 guitars, 2,000 pairs shoes and zero pairs of flats. Angie Marchese has been working at Paisley Park to catalog and preserve the objects that belonged to Prince, who died April 21,...

    There are over 7,000 objects, 120 guitars, 2,000 pairs shoes and zero pairs of flats. Angie Marchese has been working at Paisley Park to catalog and preserve the objects that belonged to Prince, who died April 21, 2016.
    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

    Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week


    Current and former members of the New Pornographers including, from left, Blaine Thurier, A.C. Newman, Kurt Dahle, Simi Stone, Kathryn Calder and John Collins in Austin, Tex., last...

    Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.
    Classical Music in NYC This Week

    Classical Music in NYC This Week


    Yannick Nézet-Séguin rehearsing “Der Fliegende Holländer” last month with the Metropolitan Opera...

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
    ‘Journey to the Past’ Carries ‘Anastasia’ to the Present

    ‘Journey to the Past’ Carries ‘Anastasia’ to the Present


    From left, Christy Altomare, who sings “Journey to the Past” in the new stage version of “Anastasia”; Aaliyah, who had a pop hit with the song; and the 1997 animated movie’s title character, who first sang the...

    A hit song from a 1997 animated film paves the way for a splashy Broadway production.
    New Prince Songs Blocked by Judge, for Now

    New Prince Songs Blocked by Judge, for Now


    Prince, performing in 1985. The singer, who died on April 21, 2016, is known for his vast archives of unreleased...

    A lawsuit by the singer’s estate has halted the release of a new six-song EP.
    Bill Murray Surprises Again, Diving Into Unexpected Musical Waters

    Bill Murray Surprises Again, Diving Into Unexpected Musical Waters


    Bill Murray’s latest unexpected project is “New Worlds,” a program of songs and literary readings paired with chamber music led by the cellist Jan...

    The actor and comedian will perform “New Worlds,” a program that pairs him with classical musicians including Jan Vogler, at Carnegie Hall in October.
    Canada Turns 150, but a Silent Chorus Isn’t Celebrating

    Canada Turns 150, but a Silent Chorus Isn’t Celebrating


    A silent chorus of indigenous performers calls attention to what goes unsung in “Louis Riel,” an opera about a Métis leader who led uprisings against Canada. It is being revived as Canada celebrates its 150th...

    “Louis Riel,” considered the great Canadian opera, is being staged in Toronto to explore the nation’s relationship with its indigenous population.
    Paramore Bounces Back With Old Faces and a New Sound

    Paramore Bounces Back With Old Faces and a New Sound


    From left, Zac Farro, Hayley Williams and Taylor York of Paramore. The band is returning with its fifth album, “After Laughter,” in...

    Hayley Williams and her band, who haven’t released an album since 2013, return with “After Laughter.”
    This Summer Brings Mostly Mozart, With a Side of Schubert

    This Summer Brings Mostly Mozart, With a Side of Schubert


    A staging of Hans Zender’s orchestration of Schubert’s “Winterreise,” sung by the tenor Ian Bostridge, will be a highlight of this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival. It was previously performed at the Barbican in...

    Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival will include a staged version of Hans Zender’s orchestration of Schubert’s “Winterreise.”
    Alan Lomax Recordings Are Digitized in a New Online Collection

    Alan Lomax Recordings Are Digitized in a New Online Collection


    Alan Lomax, in 1992. As computer technology progressed, Lomax envisioned a searchable database for music from around the...

    The project, the Global Jukebox, has more than 6,000 songs from 1,000 cultures — including many songs from Lomax’s personal collection.
    Listen to the Young Soprano Who Is Winning Awards and Acclaim

    Listen to the Young Soprano Who Is Winning Awards and Acclaim


    The soprano Nadine Sierra, who has just won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, in Mozart’s “Idomeneo” in March at the Metropolitan...

    Nadine Sierra, 28, started getting noticed when she was only in high school. Now she’s won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award and its $50,000 prize.
    Concerts Celebrate Isang Yun, a Musical Bridge Between Asia and Europe

    Concerts Celebrate Isang Yun, a Musical Bridge Between Asia and Europe


    Isang Yun was born in what is now South Korea in 1917. He moved to West Berlin to study in 1957 and was later jailed in South Korea, but he eventually became a West German...

    Mr. Yun, a Korean composer who later lived in West Berlin, explored questions of identity. Events this season will mark the centenary of his birth.