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Want to Build a Rap Career in 2019? Learn to Love the Meme.

Critic’s NotebookThe online lives of Teejayx6, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion and other breakout rappers are as important as their music.The rapper Teejayx6 has become as known for the online antics surrounding his music as he is for his songs. Credit…Nicole Fara Silver for The New York TimesPublished Oct. 9, 2019Updated Oct. 10, 2019In August, the Detroit…

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An Experimental Music Ensemble Won’t Just Fade Away

Ne(x)tworks, an unorthodox group of improvising composer-performers, will give its final performance on Oct. 24.From left: Joan La Barbara, Miguel Frasconi, Christopher McIntyre and Cornelius Dufallo, four longtime members of the collective Ne(x)tworks.Credit…Nina Westervelt for The New York TimesWhen John Cage and Morton Feldman, experimental composers of contrasting styles but compatible temperaments, met in the…

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Here’s a Halloween playlist for all your spooky music needs

Image: Broadimage/Shutterstock By Ellie Houghtaling2019-10-11 15:14:14 UTC Halloween, like Christmas, faces a severe existential music crisis. Oftentimes, seasonally-themed music feels out of reach, and so we dive into another year of rehashing the same tracks for yet another holiday party. If you’re like me and are exhausted of listening to Oingo Boingo’s 1982 bop “Weird…

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Kadri Gopalnath, 69, Dies; Brought the Saxophone to Indian Music

Drawn to an instrument that sounded exotic to him, he became one of the most prominent classical musicians in India.Kadri Gopalnath in concert at the Asia Society in Manhattan in 2005. He adapted the vocal inflections of traditional Indian singers to the saxophone.Credit…Jack Vartoogian/Getty ImagesOct. 31, 2019Kadri Gopalnath was a youngster growing up in a…

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Priced Out of Classical Music? Try Concerts for $8.33

Peoples’ Symphony Concerts quietly offers Carnegie Hall-quality artists for less than a Manhattan movie ticket. Or even a large popcorn.Frank Salomon has managed Peoples’ Symphony Concerts, which fights the tide of rising ticket prices, for nearly half a century.Credit…Meghan Marin for The New York TimesOct. 18, 2019It is no secret that classical music faces strong…

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