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    Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.

    Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.


    “Despacito” was a big winner at the Latin Grammys, and the show closed with a performance of the song by Luis Fonsi, right, and guests including Victor...

    As anti-immigrant sentiments spread and natural disasters have torn through Latin America, the awards became a showcase for Latin pride and solidarity.
    John Adams Writes a New Opera, and It’s a Western

    John Adams Writes a New Opera, and It’s a Western


    John Adams in the Sierra Buttes, the setting for his new opera, “Girls of the Golden...

    Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman. His new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.
    Encounters: French Montana Shops for Tracksuits and Timberlands in the Bronx

    Encounters: French Montana Shops for Tracksuits and Timberlands in the Bronx


    French Montana returned to Sammy’s Fashion, a street wear emporium in the Bronx where he and his friends used to shop for Timberland boots and Vanson...

    The rapper made a homecoming to the borough where he was raised, visiting the spots where he and his friends would shop and try to talk to girls.

    Embroidering With Björk’s Maskmaker


    Step inside the home studio of Björk’s co-creative director, James Merry, where he experiments with embroidery and sculpture to bring their artistic visions to life for her latest album,...

    Step inside the home studio of Björk’s co-creative director, James Merry, where he experiments with embroidery and sculpture to bring their artistic visions to life for her latest album, “Utopia.”
    Classical Music in NYC This Week

    Classical Music in NYC This Week


    Gianandrea Noseda conducting the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. See listing...

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
    Review: A Virtuoso Pianist Is a Virtuoso Composer, Too

    Review: A Virtuoso Pianist Is a Virtuoso Composer, Too


    Daniil Trifonov, playing his concerto with the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie...

    Daniil Trifonov played his own dazzling concerto as part of a two-concert stand at Carnegie Hall by the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev.
    Bernstein in the Berkshires: Tanglewood to Celebrate a Local Hero

    Bernstein in the Berkshires: Tanglewood to Celebrate a Local Hero


    Leonard Bernstein conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” in...

    Orchestras around the world are celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, but Tanglewood, his longest-standing artistic association, is going all out.
    Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2018 Season

    Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2018 Season


    Billie Piper in “Yerma” at the Young Vic in London. The production will open the 2018 season at the Park Avenue...

    Its vast drill hall will host productions by artists including Ivo van Hove, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and William Kentridge.
    The Soprano Barbara Hannigan on Girl Craziness and ‘Lulu’

    The Soprano Barbara Hannigan on Girl Craziness and ‘Lulu’


    The soprano Barbara Hannigan, who recently released her latest album,“Crazy Girl Crazy,” will be performing two recitals in New York this...

    An interview with the singer, who will perform at the Park Avenue Armory this week, about how “Lulu” has influenced her latest album and her career.
    Meet the Musicians Who Gave Isaac Hayes His Groove

    Meet the Musicians Who Gave Isaac Hayes His Groove


    Clockwise from top left: James Alexander, Sidney Kirk, Willie Hall, Mickey Gregory and Harold Beane at the Stax Museum in...

    A new boxed CD set helps shine a light on the band — born out of the Bar-Kays — that backed this soul star on “Hot Buttered Soul” and beyond.
    Björk’s New Album Is a Love Letter to Optimism

    Björk’s New Album Is a Love Letter to Optimism


    Björk’s new album, “Utopia,” is a meditation on hope: “If optimism ever was like an emergency, it’s...

    Björk discusses “Utopia,” an enthusiastic reaction to her dark heartbreak record, “Vulnicura,” and the election of President Trump, and her post about Lars von Trier.
    Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

    Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival


    Jane Moss at Alice Tully Hall. Ms. Moss, Lincoln Center’s artistic director, will take over all of the center’s...

    Jane Moss, who revived the center’s Mostly Mozart festival, will take control of all summer programming with the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival.
    Eugene O’Neill and Meredith Monk, in BAM’s New Season

    Eugene O’Neill and Meredith Monk, in BAM’s New Season


    Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” at the Old Vic in London. The production will run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in...

    Among the highlights of the winter-spring season is a production of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons.
    Popcast: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.

    Popcast: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.


    On “Reputation,” Taylor Swift puts herself into direct competition with the dominant pop players of...

    Ms. Swift plays a different game on her sixth album — making pop music that directly competes with the rest of the field’s dominant players. A panel discussion, on Popcast.
    Review: A ‘Fake News’ Opera on the Streets of Los Angeles

    Review: A ‘Fake News’ Opera on the Streets of Los Angeles


    Hila Plitmann, in red as the alien La Sirena, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing “War of the Worlds” at Walt Disney Concert...

    Annie Gosfield’s “War of the Worlds,” based on Orson Welles’s radio play, sprawled across the city in Yuval Sharon’s staging for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
    Fred Cole, Leader of Garage-Rock Band Dead Moon, Dies at 69

    Fred Cole, Leader of Garage-Rock Band Dead Moon, Dies at 69


    Members of Dead Moon in an undated photograph. From left are Fred Cole, Toody Cole and Andrew Loomis. They remained beloved local stars despite being decades older than their peers in Northwest grunge...

    A singer and guitarist who became a hero of the Northwest music scene of the 1990s, he set a standard for do-it-yourself perseverance.