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:

Two More Women Accuse Violinist William Preucil Of Misconduct

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Two female violinists allege that the Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster — currently suspended from his job due to a previous allegation — acted inappropriately towards them during lessons.

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R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Accuses Him Of Physical Abuse

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Andrea Kelly appeared on the ABC talk show The View last Thursday and recounted episodes of alleged abuse and isolation, saying that her experiences closely mirrored other women's allegations.

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After Rape Allegation, Sigur Rós Drummer Leaves Band

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Last week, a woman named Meagan Boyd accused Sigur Rós' Orri Páll Dýrason of sexual assault her in 2013. On Monday, Dýrason said that he had resigned from the influential Icelandic group.

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The Voice Of France, Charles Aznavour, Dies At 94

Monday, October 01, 2018

The singer-songwriter and actor who helped define the sound of French music for generations — acting in more than 60 films and selling more than 100 million records worldwide along the way — has died.

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Barbra Streisand Addresses Trump In New Song: 'Don't Lie To Me'

Thursday, September 27, 2018

On a new song released Thursday, the singing legend goes squarely after President Trump: "How do you sleep when the world is burning?"

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Ticketmaster Has Its Own Secret 'Scalping Program,' Canadian Journalists Report

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The CBC and the Toronto Star has reported that live-event box office behemoth Ticketmaster recruits professional "scalpers" into a program through which it could benefit by double-dipping on fees.

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New York Philharmonic Musicians In Limbo After Investigation

Monday, September 17, 2018

After a five-month investigation, the New York City orchestra took action against oboist Liang Wang and trumpeter Matthew Muckey over unspecified misconduct.

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He Rocked The Casbah: Singer Rachid Taha Has Died At Age 59

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Algerian singer loudly proclaimed his outsider status in France as a punk-bred vocalist who culled from Algerian tradition. He died of a heart attack during the overnight of Sept. 11 -12.

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Mac Miller, Pittsburgh Rapper And Producer, Dead At 26

Friday, September 07, 2018

Miller died of an apparent overdose in Los Angeles on Friday. The rapper had publicly battled with substance abuse throughout his career.

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Nas Denies Abuse Allegations From His Ex-Wife, Kelis

Friday, September 07, 2018

On Thursday night, the rapper posted a sprawling series of denials, complaints and his own allegations against Kelis in a seven-part letter posted on Instagram.

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At Aretha Franklin's Funeral, Gospel Was The Heart — And Backbone

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Many of the performers and speakers, from Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson to Rev. William Barber and author Michael Eric Dyson, underscored the church legacy in the Queen of Soul's voice and civil rights work.

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Opera Singer David Daniels Accused Of Rape

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The celebrated artist and his husband, Scott Walters, are accused of drugging and raping a young singer in Houston, Texas, in May 2010.

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Post Malone Safe After Dramatic Plane Landing

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Gulfstream IV that was carrying the rapper and 15 other people from Teterboro, N.J., to London on Tuesday blew out two tires, but eventually landed safely in Orange County, N.Y.

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The 'Queen' Of Saharan Song, Khaira Arby, Has Died

Monday, August 20, 2018

The singer and songwriter from Mali died Sunday at age 59. She was revered across west Africa and beyond for her raw, rootsy sound and her embrace of the many cultures in her beloved city, Timbuktu.

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Let This Percussionist Blow Your Mind With The Fibonacci Sequence

Friday, August 10, 2018

A South Indian musician, B.C. Manjunath, takes on a seemingly magical sequence of numbers for a dazzling, gasp-worthy performance. (Also: Math. Is. Awesome.)

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YouTube, Apple and Facebook Ban Infowars, Which Decries 'Mega Purge'

Monday, August 06, 2018

Alex Jones' Infowars site accused the companies of censorship. Apple said, "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions."

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Spotify Pulls Some Alex Jones Podcast Episodes

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Citing its hate speech policy, Spotify has pulled episodes of the prominent conspiracy theorist's show. But it won't specify which episodes were deleted, or how many.

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Cleveland Violinist Faces Further Fallout After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Monday, July 30, 2018

William Preucil, the concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, was suspended on Friday due to sexual misconduct allegations. He has now resigned from one of the nation's top music schools.

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Cleveland Orchestra Suspends Lead Violinist After Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Friday, July 27, 2018

The suspension was announced Friday, the day after the Washington Post published a story about claims of sexual misconduct within classical music. Preucil is the Cleveland Orchestra's concertmaster.

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SEC Settles Fraud Charges Against Fyre Festival Founder

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Billy McFarland, his companies and two of his associates have admitted defrauding $27.4 million from more than 100 investors.

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