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:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The hip-hop duo of Farid Bang and Kollegah, whose lyrics have been described as anti-semitic, won the Germany equivalent of a Grammy, prompting several to return their own awards in protest.
Friday, March 30, 2018
A collaboration between three prominent artistic voices — singer Lawrence Brownlee, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes — examines what it means to be a black man in America today.
Monday, March 05, 2018
Solomon turned a modest record shop in Sacramento, Calif. into a world-spanning empire at the height of the CD era. He died on Sunday night at age 92.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
New allegations are being reported against music mogul Russell Simmons in a lawsuit alleging a rape in 2016. The suit was filed by a filmmaker who says Simmons offered to help her finance her film.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Simmons says he's innocent — and that he intends to "hold the accusers accountable." Meanwhile, multiple media outlets say the New York Police Department is investigating several of the allegations.
Monday, December 04, 2017
Following published accusations of sexual abuse and molestation against conductor James Levine, the Metropolitan Opera has suspended him after a four-decade relationship.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Singer and dancer Johnny Clegg — the co-founder of two groundbreaking, racially mixed bands during the apartheid era — is battling pancreatic cancer. He's saying goodbye to his fans on a U.S. tour.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The wide-ranging composer, drummer, pianist and trombonist has been defying easy category since childhood. Now only 37 years old, he's just getting started.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The group's debut album was an unlikely smash: old-fashioned songs performed by mostly elderly Cuban musicians. Two decades later, its impact still resonates on the island — and beyond.
Friday, August 04, 2017
More than 200 record labels and artists will also be donating proceeds from their sales Friday to the nonprofit.
Monday, July 31, 2017
The songwriter, guitarist and singer had a tune, "The Back Door," that became one of the most-covered Cajun songs of all time.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The blind singer and guitarist had a sweet tenor voice and a gentle guitar that made him the best-selling Aboriginal artist of all time in Australia.
Monday, July 24, 2017
After 150 shows, Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber suddenly announced today that he has canceled the rest of his world tour.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
One of the lead singers of the band Linkin Park, which found great success in the early 2000s, died Thursday in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The rock band from Beirut returns with a heady, heartfelt song that challenges stereotypical perceptions of Middle Eastern women — from all comers.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The South African guitarist and vocalist was best known in the U.S. for his collaboration with Paul Simon on the iconic album Graceland -- but at home, he was a jazz fusion star.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
The vanguard French artist — whose influence has touched everything from the Mean Girls soundtrack to the Futurama theme — has died at age 89.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Long unacknowledged as the voice behind the indelible stadium anthem, the singer and co-writer died on Wednesday at age 75.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The jazz pianist defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit. She died Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Friday, June 23, 2017
While serving a six-month sentence for cannabis possession, musician Jawara McIntosh was brutally beaten and rendered comatose. His family is looking for answers — and filing a civil rights lawsuit.