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This Is Soundbreaking: Best Reveals in the PBS Series

Christina Knight | November 16, 2016

Every stripe of music fan is going to find surprises in the new eight-part series Soundbreaking on PBS. Here are some of the best reveals and break-through moments, all told by an all-star lineup of musicians, producers, and go-to music journalists. We’ll update this page as episodes roll out through November 23. Continue reading

Soundbreaking: How the Series Was Made

Christina Knight | November 4, 2016

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music is an eight-episode PBS series debuting Monday, November 14, that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world. We’ll hear from some of the most celebrated artists, producers…

Swing with Thirteen at Lincoln Center

Christina Knight | June 10, 2016

The open house at Thirteen’s Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center on June 21 includes screenings, Q&As with filmmaker Julie Cohen, a live swing band and Lindy demonstrations by professional dancers. The evening is open to all, so swing by any time during the evening. Continue reading

Hamilton the Musical Jams

Christina Knight | June 1, 2016

The love of Hamilton the Musical is spilling into street parties and fitness studios (and theaters in Chicago and California). Here’s where to get your Hamilton jam on this summer and beyond. Continue reading

Free Music in Midtown Manhattan

Christina Knight | May 12, 2016

For ten weeks this spring and summer, you can kick back and hear free live music in a little known oasis in busy Midtown Manhattan: Worldwide Plaza. Soul, Sixties music, Samba, Swing and more are part of the Summer Concert Series16. Continue reading

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Annie Lennox

Heila Nir | April 3, 2015

Scottish musician and singer Annie Lennox is a social icon as well as political activist and philanthropist. Her success in the 1980s with the Eurythmics along with her solo career in the 1990s won her a number of awards. As…

Q+A: An Analog Industry in a Digital World

Casey de Pont | November 14, 2014

The advent of digital distribution has blown the doors off the traditional discovery process for singers and songwriters. In the spirit of the PBS Arts documentary, Hitmakers, we spoke to a handful of people from the music industry in the New York area about how the internet has changed their experience and how they’ve managed to make it work for them. Continue reading

Forever Summertime

Casey de Pont | October 15, 2014

When George and Ira Gershwin began setting DuBose Heyward’s lyrics to the now iconic tune of Summertime in 1933, the brothers likely had no idea how ubiquitous their composition would eventually become. Over 25,000 different versions have been recorded, with…

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