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:

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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R. Kelly's Federal Trial Is In The Hands Of The Jury

Friday, September 24, 2021

After six weeks of emotionally charged testimony, jury deliberation begins in the New York federal trial of disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly. If convicted, he could spend 10 years to life in prison.

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Prosecution Rests Its Case In R. Kelly Sex Crimes And Racketeering Trial

Monday, September 20, 2021

Over the five weeks of testimony, federal prosecutors presented 45 witnesses, including 11 alleged victims.

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A 'New Yorker' Editor Dug For Diversity Stats. She Calls The Results 'Passive Racism'

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Combing through the archives, Erin Overbey found that the print publication resembles "Southern country clubs circa 1950," in which barely any writers and editors of color or women are represented.

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Notebook: A Month Into R. Kelly's Trial, Here's What It's Been Like In The Courtroom

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Four weeks into testimony in the R&B superstar's New York federal trial, it's often been hard to hear testimony from the women and men he allegedly abused.

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The Prosecution Continues To Lay Out Its Case Against Singer R. Kelly

Thursday, September 09, 2021

The federal trial in New York against R&B star R. Kelly heads into its fourth week. There's been a long line of alleged victims, former employees and others who have already testified against him.

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The Father Of Britney Spears Files A Petition To End Her Conservatorship

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, petitioned a court to end his controversial conservatorship. Under that legal arrangement, he had controlled all aspects of her life for the past 13 years.

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Greek Composer And Politician Mikis Theodorakis Has Died At The Age Of 96

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Greek composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis has died. He was 96 years old. His music for Zorba the Greek was full of joy — but his own story was much more complicated.

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Mike Richards Is No Longer 'Jeopardy!' Executive Producer, After Being Ousted As Host

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Mike Richards had recently been named the new host of "Jeopardy!" His tenure was very short-lived after past sexist and inappropriate comments came to light.

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Remembering Jamaican Producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Monday, August 30, 2021

Jamaican producer Lee "Scratch" Perry has died at age 85. His idiosyncratic work in reggae and dub had an oversize impact on popular music around the globe.

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A Woman Claims R. Kelly Forced Her To Get An Abortion Against Her Will

Monday, August 23, 2021

The accuser also alleges that Kelly physically and sexually abused her, and first pressured her into sex when she was a 17-year-old high school student who went to him for career mentorship.

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Trial Prosecutors Say R. Kelly Used His Fame To Target Girls For Exploitation

Thursday, August 19, 2021

A federal trial involving disgraced singer R. Kelly has begun in a Brooklyn courtroom. The charges against Kelly include sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping and racketeering.

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R. Kelly's Trial For Charges Including Sex Trafficking Has Begun

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Opening statements have begun in the federal trial of R. Kelly, who faces charges of sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual trafficking across state lines.

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R. Kelly's Trial Has Begun. The Singer Faces Decades Of Sex Abuse Charges

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The charges that R. Kelly faces in New York include racketeering "to prey upon young women and teenagers" and sexually trafficking these girls and women between states.

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Opinion: 13 Years After The Last R. Kelly Trial, The Culture Has Changed

Sunday, August 15, 2021

The first federal trial against disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly is underway. Tenacious reporting has explicitly centered the mostly Black girls and women who have accused him.

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Jamie Spears Agrees To Step Down From Britney Spears Conservatorship

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Facing pressure to cede control of his daughter's finances, Jamie Spears filed documents Thursday to leave his position as conservator of the pop star's estate. No timeline has been laid out, however.

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