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:
Monday, August 15, 2022
Emily Meggett has spent decades caring for her community and family with her delicious, traditional Gullah Geechee food from South Carolina. Now, she's sharing that cuisine with the world.
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Sorry, DC universe fans: the movie, which starred 'In The Heights' actress Leslie Grace in the title role, will not be released theatrically or on HBO Max.
Monday, July 18, 2022
The Swedish-born, New York City-based artist was famed for his gargantuan renditions of prosaic objects — a lipstick, a clothespin, a cherry perched on a spoon — installed as public art.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The R&B star was convicted in New York last year of sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, sex trafficking and racketeering.
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Washington, D.C.-based painter became famous for his Drape works — vibrantly painted pieces of fabric that he hung by clips and could never be presented the same way twice.
Monday, June 20, 2022
A new project conceived by Lebanese American tenor Karim Sulayman recasts baroque music that by turns demonizes and exoticizes Arabs and Muslims.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Papa's recipe traveled over generations from Greece to Egypt and back again. It will never mean the same thing to the people who randomly find it online, but it will still be delicious.
Monday, June 13, 2022
Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Lawrence are among the 200 movie and TV producers, directors and writers who are pledging to revisit the use of guns in their storytelling — but not to omit them.
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Composers Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels have brought a true story to the opera stage: the life of Omar Ibn Said, a Senegalese Muslim scholar who was enslaved and brought to the Carolinas.
Monday, May 23, 2022
On TikTok, #IStandWithAmberHeard has garnered about 8.2 million views, while #JusticeForJohnnyDepp has earned about 15 billion views. A sociologist offers her views on the reasons why.
Monday, May 16, 2022
The white supremacist suspect in Buffalo is 18 years old. Some news organizations and commentators have called him a "teenager" and "child" rather than a "man."
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Reverentially known as Pandit ("teacher"), Shivkumar Sharma took the hammered dulcimer from humble folk instrument to classical concert stages around the world. He died Tuesday in Mumbai.
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
"Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure" opened recently in New York City. It features 200 never-before-seen and rare paintings, drawings and artifacts from Basquiat, who died in 1988 at age 27.
Monday, May 02, 2022
It's the annual high-stakes fashion soiree is a major money-maker for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and an opportunity for mega-wattage stars and influencers to turn out in style.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
This "ethno-chaos" group brings sophisticated music and strong anti-Putin messages to their listeners at home and abroad, as "ambassadors of free Ukraine." They're currently on a U.S. tour.
Monday, April 18, 2022
A pianist widely admired by his fellow artists, Radu Lupu was known for his interpretations of Brahms, Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven, among others. Lupu retired from performing in 2019.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Early rock recording executive Art Rupe has died at 104. He founded Specialty Records, which launched the careers of Little Richard and Sam Cooke, and helped make R&B popular with white audiences.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Known for his sonic brashness and unyielding artistic vision, Birtwistle was awarded a British knighthood in 1988. He was one of the U.K.'s most prominent composers for decades.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The Ukrainian springtime tradition of intricately decorating eggs has taken on new urgency during the war with Russia. Now, people are using this art to fundraise and bring awareness for Ukraine.
Monday, April 04, 2022
In a year of particularly wide-ranging nominees and competitive fields, bandleader Jon Batiste and the duo Silk Sonic came away with big prizes. Ukrainian president Zelenskyy also made an appearance.