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:

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. Among 16 Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Other first-time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Soundgarden and The Doobie Brothers.

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Prince's Estate Condemns Trump's Use Of 'Purple Rain' At Campaign Rally

Friday, October 11, 2019

According to Prince's estate, President Trump had promised not to use any of the icon's music during his campaign.

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Composer Giya Kancheli, Championed By ECM, Dies At 84

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

One of the most prominent composers of the late 20th century has died. Georgia's Giya Kancheli wrote music full of light, shade and an incandescent longing. He was 84 years old.

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Plácido Domingo Resigns From LA Opera

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The announcement that the opera megastar is stepping down as the company's general director comes in the midst of two formal investigations into accusations of sexual misconduct made by 20 women.

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Plácido Domingo Out At Metropolitan Opera Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The opera star, who has been accused by 20 women, was scheduled to perform Verdi's Macbeth starting on Wednesday night. In an email, he told Met staffers that he will never perform there again.

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Vittorio Grigolo, A Prominent Tenor, Has Been Suspended For Alleged Misconduct

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The 42-year-old singer was removed from a Royal Opera tour of Japan after alleged sexual misconduct. Grigolo's suspension comes amidst a wider discussion about the subject in the opera world.

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Met Opera Chief: 20 Women's Accusations Against Plácido Domingo 'Not Corroborated'

Monday, September 23, 2019

In a closed-door meeting with the company's chorus and orchestra, General Manager Peter Gelb argued that the Met has no reason to investigate the famed opera singer or to cancel his performances.

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Met Opera Faces 'One More Catastrophic Crisis' As Employees Must Work With Domingo

Friday, September 20, 2019

One of opera's most popular and bankable stars is scheduled to sing at New York's famed opera house next week. But a number of Met employees say that they find the situation untenable.

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Banjo Player, Folklorist, Photographer and Filmmaker John Cohen Has Died

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A member of the New Lost City Ramblers, Cohen celebrated American roots culture in many mediums, including his celebrated photography. He died Monday at age 87.

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Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of The Cars, Has Died

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The lead singer of The Cars — the offbeat Boston rock band that became a mainstay of radio in the 1980s — died Sunday afternoon in Manhattan.

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Eddie Money, Archetype Of Rock Radio, Dies At Age 70

Friday, September 13, 2019

The singer, whose singles "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" helped define a certain 1980s pop sound, died Friday of esophageal cancer.

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Daniel Johnston, Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Dies At 58

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The outsider musician struggled with mental health issues throughout his adult life but found devoted fans, including major rock stars. He was found dead at his Texas home Wednesday morning.

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Report: 11 More Women Accuse Plácido Domingo Of Sexual Misconduct

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Since August, 20 women have made allegations against the highly influential opera star via reports published by The Associated Press. A spokesperson for Domingo disputed the report.

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Man Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Connection With Mac Miller's Death

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Cameron James Pettit was arrested Wednesday morning. He was charged by federal prosecutors with supplying counterfeit oxycodone to Mac Miller shortly before the rapper's death.

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Marian Anderson: The Most Modest Trailblazer

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Black contralto put European art music and African-American spirituals in parity — and in her art, paved the way for generations of singers after her, both inside and outside classical music.

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Look What They Made Her Do: Taylor Swift To Re-Record Her Catalog

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The pop star said Thursday she plans to record new versions of her self-titled album, Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989.

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LA Opera To Investigate Plácido Domingo After Sexual Harassment Report

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The women — eight singers and a dancer — told The Associated Press that the opera titan tried to pressure them into sexual relationships by offering them jobs.

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Memos Lay Out Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Opera Star David Daniels

Thursday, August 08, 2019

University of Michigan memos obtained by NPR detail multiple, serious allegations, including an accusation that Daniels solicited students in exchange for money — a potentially criminal offense.

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Met Opera, James Levine Avoid Public Dispute In #MeToo Accusations, Settle Lawsuit

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera suspended, and then fired, Levine after several men came forward with accusations that the conductor had sexually abused them.

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R. Kelly Charged With Two Criminal Counts In Minnesota

Monday, August 05, 2019

The attorney for Hennepin County, Minn. announced Monday afternoon that the singer is being charged with hiring a minor for prostitution in an alleged incident that dates back to 2001.

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