The annual Lortel Awards — named after actress and theater producer Lucille Lortel — have recognized the best of off-Broadway since 1986. Stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia is slated to host the ceremony this year, which will be held May 5 at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City.
K-Pop continues to conquer new areas of the music world, and now the scene has reached a truly unexpected destination: New York City’s famous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
K-Factor will feature a 50-piece orchestra exploring decades of Korean music by performing songs by today’s biggest artists (like EXO, BTS, BLACKPINK and Red Velvet) as well other influential musicians to showcase selections ranging nearly 100 years of Korean-music history.
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards hit the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. With Kelly Clarkson hosting and Cardi B leading the nominees with 21 nominations in 18 categories, it was a massive night for many A-listers. But for Drake, it was history-making: He became the most-awarded artist in BBMAs history, nabbing 12 awards to bring his all-time total up to 27.
Here is the complete winners list of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
Verizon announced on Friday (April 26) a partnership with Pharrell Williams to launch a tech-infused music curriculum in nationwide Verizon Innovative Learning schools. The education organization under the Verizon Foundation works toward providing free technology, internet access, technology-focused curriculum to under-resourced middle schools.
Florence + The Machine debuted their version of the original Game of Thrones song “Jenny of Oldstones” on Sunday night (April 21) during the closing credits of the second episode of the HBO series’ final season. The track, produced by Thomas Bartlett, was recorded after singer Florence Welch was personally asked by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to be the only artist featured in the final run of the epic drama, according to a press release.
The full lineup for this summer’s Lollapalooza features a huge assortment of rock, pop, hip-hop, EDM and country stars, from headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes, to J Balvin, Lil Wayne, The Chainsmokers, Meek Mill, Gary Clark Jr., Flume and Tame Impala.
The festival will take over Grant Park on Chicago’s lakefront from Aug. 1-4 and will host more than 170 bands on eight stages.
R&B singer/producer Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, died in Chicago on Sunday (March 17) at age 82, according to a statement from his label, Pravda Records. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary artist Andre Williams,” read a FB statement from the Chicago-based label. “He died this after in Chicago at the age of 82. He touched our lives and the lives of countless others. We love you Dre.”
In honor of Women’s History Month, several showcases were held this week in Nashville to recognize the females who work tirelessly in the music industry to have their voices heard.
While the lineup of female songwriters performing as part of Backstage Nashville was vocal about the struggles each woman has faced, other events like Sony Music Nashville and WME’s joint concert, “A Celebration of Women’s History Month,” on Mar. 11 at City Winery focused solely on songs by women that had a major impact on the genre. Meanwhile, the all-female singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes celebrated its fifth anniversary this week by honoring songwriter Liz Rose with their inaugural Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award for her contributions to the songwriting community.
Ludwig Goransson took home the Grammy for score soundtrack for visual media two short weeks ago for Black Panther, and on Sunday night, he did it again, accepting the Oscar for best original score at the 91st Academy Awards.