Anastasia Tsioulcas

Anastasia Tsioulcas writes at NPR Music for “Deceptive Cadence” (http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence). Widely published as a writer on both classical and world music, she is the former North America editor for Gramophone Magazine and the classical music columnist for Billboard. She has also been an on-air contributor to  many public radio programs, including WNYC’s Soundcheck, Minnesota Public Radio’s The Savvy Traveler, Public Radio International’s Weekend America, and the BBC’s The World.

Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:

From Funerals To Festivals, The Curious Journey Of The 'Adagio For Strings'

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

How did Samuel Barber's stirring, lush work for strings — music that has become America's semi-official music of mourning — morph into a beloved and endlessly remixed dance floor anthem?

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Live Blog: The 2019 Grammy Awards

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Updates from the 61st annual Grammys, which handed awards to a wide range of artists. Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino, who took home top prizes, each won multiple awards, but nobody dominated.

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A Year After The #MeToo Grammys, Women Are Still Missing In Music

Friday, February 08, 2019

After last year's Grammys, the president of the Recording Academy said that women needed to "step up" in the business. Women and men in the business pushed back, but what's actually changed?

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Opera Star David Daniels And Husband Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The two were arrested Tuesday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and are awaiting extradition to Texas. A young singer has accused the pair of drugging and raping him in 2010.

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Chris Brown Arrested On Charges Of Rape In Paris

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The R&B artist, along with two unnamed men, has been arrested on charges of "aggravated rape" and multiple narcotics offenses.

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R. Kelly Has Been Dropped By RCA Records, 'Billboard' Reports

Friday, January 18, 2019

Amid increasing protests following the broadcast of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, RCA Records has reportedly dropped the singer, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual abuse.

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The #MuteRKelly Movement Takes Its Protest To The Steps Of His Record Label

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In the wake of the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, protesters brought more than 200,000 petition signatures on Wednesday to RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment, calling for the label to drop him.

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Carol Channing: In Memoriam Playlist

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hear some iconic songs and comedic sketches performed by the iconic Broadway star, who died Tuesday at age 97.

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The Allegations Against R. Kelly: An Abridged History

Friday, January 11, 2019

The case laid out in Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly represents just one more milestone in a quarter-century of controversy surrounding the R&B superstar. Here's a timeline of the major moments.

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Lady Gaga Apologizes For R. Kelly Collaboration In Wake Of Lifetime Series

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Days after a disturbing docuseries called Surviving R. Kelly debuted, Gaga vowed to remove their 2013 duet from streaming services. Activists have also been protesting outside Kelly's Chicago studio.

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Woodstock Will Return This Summer, For Its 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Will peace, love and music be back? One of the original organizers of the iconic 1969 event is putting together a new three-day festival, which will take place in August in upstate New York.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda And 'Hamilton' Partners Save A Manhattan Theater Bookstore

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

The Drama Book Shop, a store and creative hub that has served the acting community for more than 100 years, was slated to close this month. But the Hamilton group has stepped in to purchase the shop.

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No Translations Needed At globalFEST 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

New York's exuberant and smartly programmed annual showcase of musicians from around the world often yields us some of our favorite artist discoveries. The 2019 edition was no exception.

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San Francisco Symphony Names Esa-Pekka Salonen As Its Music Director

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

In a surprise move, the orchestra announced Wednesday that it is bringing composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen aboard as its music director, beginning in September 2020.

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Why Is The Chinese Government Trying To Buy A School In New Jersey?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

An elite music college in Princeton, N.J., is up for sale. Its prospective buyer is a for-profit Chinese company — which is partially owned by the Beijing municipal government.

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Reggae, 'A Voice For All,' Added To Intangible Cultural Heritage List By UNESCO

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The U.N. agency named the uniquely Jamaican musical genre one of the world's cultural treasures on Thursday.

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Week In Music: Taylor Swift's New Deal And Zayn Malik's Cover Of A Bollywood Hit

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In music news this week, Taylor Swift has a new long-term record deal with Universal Music Group that could cause a ripple effect in digital streaming, and Zayn Malik released a Bollywood cover song.

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Indicted For Armed Robbery, Racketeering, Drug Trafficking

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In an indictment unsealed yesterday in federal court, the rapper — who rose to prominence last year — could face a life sentence if given maximum sentences for the charges.

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Seeking Greater Diversity, Grammy Organization Alters Its Rules For Membership

Monday, November 19, 2018

The shift comes after the Recording Academy was widely criticized for an awards ceremony in 2018 that overlooked women's contributions to the industry.

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Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' Host And Country Music Ambassador, Dies At 85

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his fleet guitar work and big smile, began his career as a teenage prodigy and rose to become a regular presence in the living rooms of America.

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