Anastasia Tsioulcas

Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:

Putin Plays The Piano, With Perhaps Unintentional Undertones

Monday, May 15, 2017

Was Sunday's episode in Beijing a challenge to France's Emmanuel Macron? A jab at China's piano-tuning skills? Or just Putin passing the time with a little Soviet-era nostalgia?

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All Songs +1: Alice Coltrane's Astonishing 'Ecstatic Music'

Monday, May 15, 2017

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Ravi Coltrane — son of John and Alice Coltrane — talks about the music his mother made after she withdrew from her professional career and founded an ashram.

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In The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Teens Speak Up By Singing Out

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The group is celebrating its 25th anniversary by commissioning new pieces of contemporary classical music — and pushing the composers who write for the ensemble to broaden their own points of view.

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Something You Didn't Know About Emmanuel Macron: He's A Pianist

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

An avid amateur musician, France's next president studied at the conservatory in his native Amiens as a child.

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Gustavo Dudamel Addresses Venezuela's Leaders: 'Enough Is Enough'

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Long reticent to address the turmoil in his native country, conductor Gustavo Dudamel posted a lengthy open letter to the Venezuelan president and government today.

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On Deck For The Obama Presidential Library: A Recording Studio

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The former president is planning a space in which artists like Bruce Springsteen and Chance the Rapper can create music that has "social commentary and meaning."

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Sufjan Stevens' New Dance Score Set To Premiere At New York City Ballet

Friday, April 28, 2017

The indie rock icon will premiere his third collaboration with the famed ballet company on May 12.

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First Listen: 'The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stream a compilation of cosmically scaled, rarely heard sounds from a largely unheralded master.

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Beyoncé Funds College Scholarship Award For 'Bold, Creative' Women

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tied to the one-year anniversary of her Lemonade project, she will be funding "Formation Scholars" at four institutions of higher learning, including two historically black colleges.

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Cuba Gooding, Sr., Star Of The Main Ingredient, Dies At 72

Friday, April 21, 2017

The 1970s soul singer — and father of actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. — was found unresponsive in his car Thursday.

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Beyoncé, Donald Glover Among This Year's Peabody Award Winners

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A biopic about Mavis Staples and Netflix's Hip-Hop Evolution also received accolades.

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Remembering Sylvia Moy, Pioneering Motown Songwriter And Producer

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You might not know her name, but you know her music: Moy co-wrote hits for Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Isley Brothers. She died Saturday at age 78.

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Investigation Into Prince's Death Reveals Pills Were Hidden Throughout Paisley Park

Monday, April 17, 2017

Assorted opioid painkillers and sedatives — many prescribed not to Prince, but to a friend — were found throughout the artist's home, according to documents newly released today.

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After Coming Out As Gay, A Russian Violinist's New Reality

Monday, April 17, 2017

After publishing a video made to help other Russian LGBT youth feel less isolated, Artem Kolesov has received supportive messages from all over the world. But he's also facing threats of violence.

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Ljova And The Kontraband: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 14, 2017

Composer, arranger and viola player Ljova lead his Kontraband to the Tiny Desk for an eclectic swirl of Western classical, jazz, tango and Eastern European and Balkan folk music.

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Britney Spears Inadvertently Delays An Election In Israel

Thursday, April 06, 2017

A primary election for Israel's Labor Party has been moved — because of a Britney Spears show taking place next door.

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Kishori Amonkar, Leading Indian Classical Vocalist, Dies At Age 84

Monday, April 03, 2017

A musicians' musician who shunned the spotlight, Amonkar was a revered singer in the Hindustani (North Indian) tradition. According to Indian press reports, she died today after a brief illness.

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Confronting Anti-Semitism In Russia, In Words And Then Music

Monday, April 03, 2017

After the death of Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko on April 1, we revisit a 2000 feature about his most famous work, 'Babi Yar,' and the collaboration it inspired with composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

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First Listen: Orchestra Baobab, 'Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

One of West Africa's most charming bands is back — again. Stream Baobob's reunion album before its release next week.

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Trump's Electronics Restrictions Could Cause Headaches For Touring Musicians

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cities like Dubai, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi and Casablanca have become popular touring destinations for prominent American artists. What effect might the new baggage restrictions have on their work?

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