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    New York Police Investigate Rape Claims Against Russell Simmons

    New York Police Investigate Rape Claims Against Russell Simmons


    Following mounting reports accusing the music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, law enforcement is conducting a preliminary...

    Following mounting reports accusing the music mogul of sexual misconduct, law enforcement is conducting a preliminary investigation.
    The Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017

    The Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017


    Cecile McLorin Salvant was one of the highlights of the first Newport Jazz Festival booked by Christian...

    From Winter Jazzfest to the Newport Jazz Festival, our critic’s list of outstanding concert experiences.
    The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017

    The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017


    Clockwise from top left, Daniil Trifonov, Barbara Hannigan, Riccardo Muti, Vikingur Olafsson, the Danish String Quartet and Dmitri...

    Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.
    Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women

    Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women


    Russell Simmons in July. He is a forefather of hip-hop who went on to great success in fashion, media and...

    Mr. Simmons, a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say.
    Review: ‘The Merry Widow’ at the Met, Its Charm Exhausted

    Review: ‘The Merry Widow’ at the Met, Its Charm Exhausted


    Susan Graham, her voice mellow and intimate, plays the title role in “The Merry Widow” at the Metropolitan...

    Susan Graham and Paul Groves star in a tired revival of Lehar’s operetta after spending a night off during rehearsals singing karaoke.
    Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65

    Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65


    Vincent Nguini, far right, warming up before a performance with Paul Simon at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Va., in...

    Mr. Simon called the Cameroonian-born Mr. Nguini, a member of his band for 30 years, “the most creative musician I’ve ever worked with.”

    #MeToo Comes for a Hip-Hop Pioneer


    The media mogul Russell Simmons is accused of raping three women. Our culture reporter Melena Ryzik talks about The New York Times’s investigation into Mr. Simmons and the significance of women of color speaking out about alleged predatory...

    The media mogul Russell Simmons is accused of raping three women. Our culture reporter Melena Ryzik talks about The New York Times’s investigation into Mr. Simmons and the significance of women of color speaking out about alleged predatory behavior.
    Sunny Murray, Influential Free-Jazz Drummer, Is Dead at 81

    Sunny Murray, Influential Free-Jazz Drummer, Is Dead at 81


    Sunny Murray performing in the Netherlands in 1991. He moved to Paris in 1968 and spent most of the rest of his life in...

    In his work with Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler, Mr. Murray treated the drum set as a palette of textures more than a percussion instrument.
    Classical Music in NYC This Week

    Classical Music in NYC This Week


    Christine Rice as Hansel and Aleksandra Kurzak as Gretel in the Met’s 2014 production of the opera “Hansel and Gretel.” See listing...

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
    Pat DiNizio, Singer and Songwriter for the Smithereens, Dies at 62

    Pat DiNizio, Singer and Songwriter for the Smithereens, Dies at 62


    Pat DiNizio, at the microphone, performing with the Smithereens this year at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in...

    He and three others from New Jersey formed the group in 1980 and attracted a loyal following with songs like “Blood and Roses” and “A Girl Like You.”
    Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

    Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up


    Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley of N.E.R.D are returning with a jagged album filled with...

    A song about joy vaulted Mr. Williams into the stratosphere, but now his long-running side project is returning with an album filled with outrage.
    Genocide Survivors Compose a Requiem for Cambodia

    Genocide Survivors Compose a Requiem for Cambodia


    The dancer Chumvan Sodhachivy in “Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia,” written by Him Sophy and directed by Rithy Panh, both survivors of the Khmer Rouge’s genocidal regime. The work’s New York premiere is Friday at the Brooklyn Academy of...

    “Bangsokol,” one of the first symphonic works to reckon with the Khmer Rouge era, has its New York premiere on Friday.
    Russell Simmons’s Statement on Rape Allegations

    Russell Simmons’s Statement on Rape Allegations


    Russell Simmons said in a statement "all of my relations have been...

    The music mogul released a statement in which he denied accusations by three women who say Mr. Simmons raped them.
    Boîte: A Cavernous Indie Music Club Opens in Brooklyn

    Boîte: A Cavernous Indie Music Club Opens in Brooklyn


    Justin Malek, left, and Biana Jordan Linz on the dance floor in the main hall at...

    The hot spot Elsewhere seeks to re-energize the city’s D.I.Y. music scene, with a little help from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    An Opera Star Walks Into a Karaoke Bar …

    An Opera Star Walks Into a Karaoke Bar …


    From left, the Metropolitan Opera stars Barry Banks, Paul Groves and Susan Graham performing karaoke at Whispers in New York...

    Singers gathered on their night off from the Met to let their hair down, choosing “Bohemian Rhapsody” instead of “La Bohème.”
    The Philharmonic, Under New Management, Raises $50 Million — Fast

    The Philharmonic, Under New Management, Raises $50 Million — Fast


    Deborah Borda, center, the president and chief executive of the New York Philharmonic, with Jaap van Zweden, left, the orchestra’s next music director, and Oscar Schafer, its...

    A show of donor confidence will help the orchestra staunch its red ink — and roll out its next maestro, Jaap van Zweden. But what about Geffen Hall?
    Celebrating Barbara Cook’s Life With Songs and Stories

    Celebrating Barbara Cook’s Life With Songs and Stories


    Barbara Cook performing at her 85th birthday concert at Carnegie Hall in...

    “A Tribute to Barbara Cook” will honor her life and work with a night of songs, stories and speeches on Dec. 18. Ms. Cook died this year at age 89.
    Christoph Waltz, Directing Opera, Moves From Tarantino to Verdi

    Christoph Waltz, Directing Opera, Moves From Tarantino to Verdi


    Christoph Waltz in the orchestra pit at Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Belgium, where he is directing Verdi’s...

    The Oscar-winning actor concentrates on subtle acting in his new production of “Falstaff” at Opera Vlaanderen in Belgium.
    Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

    Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match


    The composer Pauchi Sasaki, in a “speaker dress” of her own design, with members of the American Composers Orchestra on...

    Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.