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:

Met Opera Says It Won't Return Until Fall 2021

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Opera fans will have to wait another whole year for live performances at the famed New York house. In a press release Wednesday, the Metropolitan Opera says it plans to reopen on Sept. 27, 2021.

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Top Music School Finds Sexual Abuse Allegations From Violinist 'Credible'

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In a report released Tuesday evening, Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music said that violinist Lara St. John's account of being raped and sexually abused by her teacher is credible.

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Five Decades On, An Eclectic Church Preaches The Message Of John Coltrane

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In 1965, two young fans heard the jazz giant play at a San Francisco club and had a religious epiphany. Their church is an idiosyncratic and joyful blend of devotion to the divine — and to jazz.

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Whistleblowers Allege Culture Of Secrecy, Protection Of Powerful At Singers' Union

Friday, September 18, 2020

They point to a real estate deal that could drain two-thirds of the American Guild of Musical Artists' financial reserves and a secretive, failed deal with disgraced opera star Plácido Domingo.

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Trump Fired A 'Faux-Bama,' Michael Cohen Says In Tell-All Memoir

Monday, September 07, 2020

In his book Disloyal: A Memoir, President Trump's former personal attorney catalogs a laundry list of accusations, ranging from racism and sexual misconduct to financial misdeeds.

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3 'Ellen DeGeneres' Producers Out After Misconduct Accusations

Monday, August 17, 2020

Three of the daytime talk show's top producers have "parted ways" with The Ellen DeGeneres Show after they were accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by dozens of former staffers.

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R. Kelly's Former Manager Charged With Gun Threat To 'Surviving R. Kelly' Screening

Friday, August 14, 2020

Federal prosecutors in New York say that Donnell Russell placed a phone call threatening gun violence in order to stop an advance screening of the Lifetime docuseries in December 2018.

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R. Kelly Associates Charged With Trying To Bribe, Intimidate His Accusers

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Federal prosecutors say that one of the three men offered $500,000 to keep one woman from testifying. Another allegedly burned an SUV leased by an accuser's father.

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During A Lonely New York Summer, Lincoln Center Brings Music To Essential Workers

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

America's biggest arts complex hasn't been able to present its regular programming due to the pandemic. Watch one of the private outdoor concerts organized for healthcare professionals and teachers.

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Opera Theatre St. Louis Administrator Accused Of Child Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Damon Bristo was arrested on July 22 on the suspicion of the sex trafficking of a child in the second degree. The opera company announced Tuesday that Bristo has resigned.

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Is Singing Together Safe In The Era Of Coronavirus? Not Really, Experts Say

Monday, August 10, 2020

Schools, faith and community groups as well as professional musicians are all struggling with the risks of singing. Experts present the most recent research and offer strategies to mitigate the risks.

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Neil Young Sues To Stop Trump Campaign From Using His Songs

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The singer and songwriter has filed a copyright infringement complaint over the use of "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk" at numerous rallies and campaign events.

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'Ellen' Producers Face Another Round Of Allegations, Including Sexual Misconduct

Friday, July 31, 2020

Three of the show's executive producers have been accused of sexual misconduct among complaints made by 36 former staffers to BuzzFeed News. DeGeneres has apologized and pledged change.

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Classical Music Tries To Reckon With Racism — On Social Media

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Leonidas Kavakos and several prominent academics have been accused this week of making anti-Black comments. Ensuing debates have been playing out on Twitter and Instagram.

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'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Is Under Internal Investigation

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The bubbly daytime talk show with a "be kind" ethos faces accusations of toxic workplace behavior off set, including firings of staff who took medical or bereavement leave as well as racist comments.

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'The Magic School Bus' Series Author Joanna Cole Has Died

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The 75-year-old author of more than 250 books for children — including The Magic School Bus series, which became a beloved staple of PBS' children's programming, died July 12.

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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion Says She Was Shot On Sunday

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The popular Houston rapper and singer said on Wednesday that she had been shot "as a result of a crime that was committed against me" over the weekend. She did not identify the shooter.

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Lady A The Band Sues Lady A The Singer

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The country trio changed its name from Lady Antebellum in June, saying it was "regretful and embarrassed" by the term's racist history. Now it's in a legal fight with a Black artist over the moniker.

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Charlie Daniels, Who Sang Of The Devil In Georgia, Is Dead At 83

Monday, July 06, 2020

The country music star who linked to pop artists and singer-songwriters died Monday at age 83. He was best known for his mainstream hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

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CDC Says Singers Could Be Virus Superspreaders — But 100 Sang Unmasked With Pence

Monday, June 29, 2020

At a campaign rally in Dallas that featured Vice President Pence, a choir of about 100 people sang unmasked. Epidemiologists worry that singers are particularly likely to spread the coronavirus.

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