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:

Spotify removes Neil Young's music after he objects to Joe Rogan's podcast

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The move came two days after Neil Young requested that his work be removed from Spotify in protest over coronavirus misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast.

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Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes has died at age 78

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Spector had suffered from cancer. She recorded a string of pop hits in the 1960s including "Walking In The Rain" and "Be My Baby."

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The omicron surge forces the Grammys to be postponed, Sundance to move online

Thursday, January 06, 2022

The latest COVID-19 variant continues to take its toll on the arts. The Sundance Film Festival will be completely virtual this year, and the Grammy Awards are postponed indefinitely.

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The Washington Football Team will have a new name next month

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Two fan favorites have been ruled out: Team president Jason Wright says that anything involving "Wolves" or "Red Wolves" isn't possible, because of trademark conflicts.

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Who will host the next Scripps National Spelling Bee? L-E-V-A-R

Friday, December 17, 2021

The actor was a fan favorite contender to be the next host of Jeopardy! after the death of Alex Trebek. Instead, he'll host the next edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June.

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Trailblazing feminist author, critic and activist bell hooks has died at 69

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The prolific author, poet, cultural critic, feminist and professor, who wrote more than three dozen wide-ranging books, died Wednesday at her home in Berea, Ky.

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These NYC kids have written the history of an overlooked Black female composer

Thursday, December 02, 2021

A group of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students realized there was no children's book about the composer Florence Price. So they wrote, illustrated and published their own.

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Prosecutors ask U.S. Supreme Court to review the Bill Cosby case

Monday, November 29, 2021

The prosecutors who brought Cosby to a conviction in 2018 — and then saw him freed earlier this year — are asking the Supreme Court to throw out a state court's ruling.

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Jury selection begins today in Jussie Smollett criminal trial

Monday, November 29, 2021

The former Empire actor is accused of lying to Chicago police about being the purported victim of a hate crime in Jan. 2019. He is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct.

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Jon Batiste, Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish headline 2022 Grammy nominations

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Pianist and composer Jon Batiste was nominated in 11 categories, including Album of the Year. Read the full list of 2022 nominees.

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A prominent Broadway costume designer is accused of sexual abuse

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

William Ivey Long is an iconic presence on Broadway, designing costumes for shows such as Diana: The Musical and Chicago. Now two men have accused the former Tony Awards chairman of sexual abuse.

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Britney Spears' conservatorship has finally ended

Friday, November 12, 2021

After 13 years living under a legal arrangement that controlled both her personal life and finances, the pop star was released from her conservatorship Friday.

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For classical stars Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, representation matters

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Pianist Isata and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason are British sibling classical virtuosos. Still in their twenties, the star soloists have just released their first joint album.

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Live Nation, a company behind Astroworld, has a long history of safety violations

Monday, November 08, 2021

Live Nation is the biggest live-events company in the world. Court records and federal citations show that the company was already linked to 200 other deaths and 750 injuries before Friday's tragedy.

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Renowned conductor Bernard Haitink, beloved for his modesty, has died at age 92

Friday, October 22, 2021

The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink had a six-decade career leading major orchestras across Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. He was hailed as a musician's musician, prizing the art well above glamor.

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Britney Spears is on the road to independence. The media should let her take the wheel

Thursday, September 30, 2021

On Wednesday, Jamie Spears was suspended as his daughter's conservator. Is all the media attention, including three new Spears documentaries, still welcome?

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A Judge Suspends Britney Spears' Dad From Her Conservatorship

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

At a hearing Wednesday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Brenda J. Penny suspended the pop star's father from controlling her financial affairs. Britney Spears has accused him of exploiting her.

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R. Kelly Is Found Guilty Of Sex Trafficking And Racketeering

Monday, September 27, 2021

Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly has been found guilty of charges including the sexual exploitation of children, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims

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R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

Monday, September 27, 2021

A jury found the disgraced R&B star guilty of charges that included sexual exploitation of a child, racketeering and sex trafficking. He faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison.

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A Jury In New York Begins Deliberations In R. Kelly's Federal Trial

Monday, September 27, 2021

After six weeks of hearing from accusers, ex-employees and expert witnesses, the jury decides what's next for Kelly. He faces charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery and kidnapping.

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