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$290,500 Album: Highest Price for a Beatles Album Yet

April 1, 2013, 7:29 am

$290,500 album: A copy of the Beatles’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album with the signature of all four band members sold for a record-breaking $290,500.

Phil Ramone Dies: Grammy-winning Producer Mourned

March 31, 2013, 6:33 am

Phil Ramone dies at the age of 79: Producer Phil Ramone worked with stars such as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Frankiln, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and many more. He died of [...]

Verdi’s Otello, Played with Unbridled Emotions

March 30, 2013, 4:30 pm

The world premiere of “Otello” took place in 1887 (when Verdi was 74 years old) at La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera’s first production took place only four years [...]

Robert Zildjian Dies: Founded Sabian Cymbals

March 28, 2013, 10:07 pm

Robert Zildjian dies: Robert Zildjian, who founded cymbal manufacturing firm Sabian Inc. in 1981, died recently.

John Mayer: Botox Procedure to Fix Vocal Cords

March 28, 2013, 5:40 pm

John Mayer Botox: A doctor injected Botox in John Mayer’s vocal cords to treat his granuloma. He was left mute for several months and was unable to perform.

Album Review: Howard Shelley – ‘Mendlessohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music – 1’

March 26, 2013, 5:28 pm

Often overlooked as a piano virtuoso, Mendelssohn preferred fine form and melody over virtuosity for the sake of it. This album is an excellent introduction.

Album Review: Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment – ‘Bach: St John Passion’

March 26, 2013, 4:23 pm

From the opening bars of the first piece you’re instantly placed in a realm of solemnity and grace. A fine piece indeed.

Album Review: The Choir of Royal Holloway – ‘Peter Philips: Cantiones Sacrae Octonis’

March 26, 2013, 3:05 pm

Lovers of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd will appreciate this offering of choral pieces from the long forgotten English composer Peter Philips.

Album Review: Martin Eastwell – ‘Lady Maggie’s Lilt’

March 26, 2013, 2:49 pm

A charming collection from a book of lute music belonging to Lady Margaret Wemyss, a 16th century Lady on the outskirts of the royal Scottish court.

Deke Richards Dies: Jackson 5, Diana Ross Songwriter

March 26, 2013, 9:18 am

Deke Richards Dies: Deke Richards, writer of hit songs for the Jackson 5, Diana Ross, and other Motown classics, died of cancer at the age of 68 on March 24.


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