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' Lawyer Files To Have Her Father Removed From Controlling Her Finances

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

In a blistering 120-page document submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court, Mathew Rosengart claims that Jamie Spears appears to be responsible for the "dissipation" of the singer's fortune.

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Britney Spears' Lawyer Files Request For New Conservator Of Her Money

Monday, July 26, 2021

Attorney Mathew Rosengart, who began representing the pop singer a week and a half ago, wants someone new to look after Spears' estate. For the past 13 years, it's been controlled by her father.

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Prosecutors Say They Have Evidence Of More Abuse And Bribery In The R. Kelly Case

Friday, July 23, 2021

Federal prosecutors in New York filed a request on Friday that they be allowed to enter more evidence of uncharged crimes allegedly committed by the R&B singer in his trial next month.

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Eric Clapton Says He Won't Play Venues That Require COVID Vaccines

Thursday, July 22, 2021

On social media late Wednesday, the musician wrote: "I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present."

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Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges In Los Angeles Court

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The disgraced former movie mogul was charged Wednesday with four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault charges in California. He is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York.

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How To Watch The Tokyo Olympics

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

There are lots of ways to watch the 2020 Olympic Games, from streaming to mobile app to good old-fashioned broadcast television. Here's how and where to catch your favorite events.

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Disney Introduces A Revamped Jungle Cruise Ride Without The Racist Imagery

Monday, July 19, 2021

The ride, which previously featured racist imagery of Africans as spear-waving headhunters, has been transformed into a slapstick comedy in which the wildlife bests clueless safari-goers.

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Composer Steps Down And Apologizes For Bullying

Monday, July 19, 2021

Keigo Oyamada, who performs under the stage name Cornelius, resigned from the Tokyo Olympics after critics uncovered interviews in which he boasted of bullying classmates with disabilities.

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Who Is Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears' New Lawyer?

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The lawyer whom Britney Spears has chosen to represent her is a former federal prosecutor turned high-profile Hollywood lawyer. His celebrity clients have included Steven Spielberg and Sean Penn.

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Britney Spears' Conservatorship Is Back In Court: Who's Who, And What They Want

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

On Wednesday, the parties involved in the pop icon's conservatorship head back to court for the first time since Britney Spears spoke to the judge last month. Here's who the main players are.

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Jivan Gasparyan, Armenian Musician Beloved By Rock Stars And Hollywood, Has Died

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The duduk player and composer took his music from the mountains of his native Armenia to some of Hollywood's biggest films. Along the way, he played with rock legends like Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno.

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Judge Approves Company's Withdrawal From Co-Managing Britney Spears' Conservatorship

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Bessemer Trust asked to be removed from its planned role as co-conservator of the pop icon's estate, saying it hadn't realized she was opposed to the arrangement. The judge approved the move Friday.

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Judge Denies Britney Spears' Request To Have Her Father Removed From Conservatorship

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Judge Brenda Penny signed an order denying Spears' request to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from control of her conservatorship.

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James Franco Agrees To Settle Class-Action Sexual Misconduct Suit For $2.2 Million

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The actor agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit led by two of his former students, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, at his now-shuttered Studio 4 school.

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Opinion: Britney Is The Latest Victim Of The Industry Machine

Friday, June 25, 2021

Britney Spears' appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday points to a broader history of how women in entertainment and the music business have been treated.

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Britney Is Far From The Only Female Musician Who Has Had To Fight For Autonomy

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Britney Spears asked an LA County judge to end her father's control over her life via a conservatorship. Musicians, especially female ones, have been subject to various forms of control for decades.

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Britney Spears Is Headed To Court To Address Her Conservatorship. Here's What To Know

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Pop icon Britney Spears is scheduled to speak in court on Wednesday as part of her ongoing conservatorship case. Here's a guide to help understand why she's there and what's going on.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Directs Fiery Essay At Former Student — And Cancel Culture

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Two literary stars from Nigeria are engaging in a very public feud — a fight that is both personal and also enfolds bigger questions about feminism, gender identity and social media.

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NEA Announces 2021 National Heritage Fellowship Winners

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

This year's honorees include the Mexican-American band Los Lobos, the founder of the Irish-American musical group Cherish the Ladies, and Native American and Puerto Rican textile artists.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Apologizes For Lack Of Afro-Latinx Actors In 'In The Heights'

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

In a Twitter message, the co-creator of In The Heights wrote: "In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I'm truly sorry."

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