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:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The European Court of Human Rights' ruling — and the release of new music from the activist and punk collective — comes two days after members of the group interrupted the World Cup final game.
Monday, July 16, 2018
The activist and punk-music collective has taken responsibility for the four protesters who intruded on the tournament's final game. The four were transferred to district court on Monday.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Tortured and imprisoned under Saddam Hussein's regime, composer and oud player Rahim Alhaj — who resettled as a refugee in New Mexico — uses his work to tell true stories of Iraqis living through war.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
The orchestra's top flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, says that she is paid substantially less than her closest counterpart — a man. Her suit may be the first filed under a new Massachusetts pay equity law.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
One of the quintessential exponents of the city's rich, deeply layered and distinctive piano sound, Butler had battled advance-stage cancer since early 2017.
Monday, July 02, 2018
The co-founder of ChicC, who has also worked with artists from David Bowie to Madonna to Daft Punk, will serve a three-year term.
Monday, June 18, 2018
With work spanning much of the Soviet era, the conductor served as an important and prominent conduit between Russia and the West. He died Saturday at age 87.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The drummer who laid down the sound of rock and roll on tunes like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Jailhouse Rock" died Wednesday at age 87. He had been the last surviving member of Presley's 1950s band.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
We judge a handful of exuberant stadium anthems written for the 2018 tournament. Will any of them prove as enduring as Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"? Or will they sink into oblivion?
Monday, June 11, 2018
The guitarist who helped define the band's early, bluesy sound, but who was fired from the band in 1972 and was homeless for many years, died Friday at age 68.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
An appeals court in New York ruled on Tuesday that the singer, who says that the producer raped her and was abusive, cannot dissolve their business partnership through a countersuit.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The BTS album Love Yourself: Tear is debuting in the first-place spot on the Billboard 200 album chart — and BTS is the first K-pop act to achieve this feat.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A lawyer for the 20-year-old woman, Faith A. Rodgers, says that she is the same person who filed a criminal complaint against the R&B singer in Dallas.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Their allegations against the former Metropolitan Opera conductor were made public in a counter lawsuit filed by the Met on Friday in New York.
Friday, May 18, 2018
A trumpet player named James Frost-Winn who formerly played with Tinsley's group Crystal Garden has accused the violinist of harassment, filing a civil suit in Washington state on Thursday.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The composer and guitarist who merged noise and art music in sheer walls of sound died on May 13. His collaborators included a huge range of artists, from David Bowie to Kronos Quartet.
Monday, May 14, 2018
This follows accusations that the streaming platform faked plays for Beyoncé and Kanye West. On Monday, Norwegian journalists also accused the company of secretly lowering payouts to artists.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
After nearly 25 years, the Greek singer who has inspired Joan Baez and Nels Cline returns to Carnegie Hall to perform the music of one of her most well-known collaborators, composer Mikis Theodorakis.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
An anonymous woman, represented by high-powered attorney Gloria Allred, filed a civil suit yesterday in Los Angeles with allegations of being repeatedly raped and assaulted at Brown's home.
Friday, May 04, 2018
A pair of articles published on Friday by BuzzFeed News and The Washington Post include allegations of sexual and physical abuse from three women who were all teenagers when they met the singer.