The Kennedy Center, celebrating the decade that taste supposedly forgot, is presenting three giants of 1970s pop culture with the 2015 edition of its highly coveted honors. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, singer-songwriter Carole King and 1970s supergroup The Eagles top the list of this year's inductees, announced Wednesday by the nation's premier venue for the performing arts. Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson will also be presented with Kennedy Center Honors by President Barack Obama at the White House on December 6 ahead of an evening gala to be recorded for telecast on December 29.
The Canadian singer-songwriter is pulling his music from subscription-based librairies, claiming poor sound quality. Just a few days after fellow musician Prince decided to remove his music from streaming services, Neil Young has decided to take the same steps, based on his poor opinion of the current audio quality. In a post on his Facebook page, Young explains "Streaming is the worst audio in history.... All my music, my life's work, is what I am preserving the way I want it to be.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple's new music service is a valiant effort to catch up in the emerging business of offering unlimited music on demand for a monthly price. It does so while acknowledging the legacy of iTunes, the world's most popular store for buying individual songs to own.
West Loop Salumi, The Chicago Diner, Porkchop, Black Dog Gelato and more will be on hand. The tenth annual Pitchfork Music Festival is hitting Chicago's Union Park this weekend and, in addition to the musical talent on display, there will also be plenty of standout food options.
MILAN (AP) — A home for retired musicians created by composer Giuseppe Verdi secured a cache of his joking and sometimes off-color correspondence with an Italian count for the bargain price of 120,000 euros ($132,000), officials said Wednesday.
POST UPDATE: General manager Faith Shealy contacted Eater with a few additional details, including that The Country is under the same ownership as Jed's Sports Bar and Grille. Located at 110 28th Avenue North near Centennial Park and next to Jed's Sports Bar and Grille, the new project, according to their website, is slated to open this month, with hiring currently underway.
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Less than one month before Marvel's "Fantastic Four" is due in theaters, director Josh Trank has let the cat out of the bag on one of the composers used in the film's musical score. The director revealed that Run The Jewels' El-P composed the songs used in the end credits, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Experimental jazz collides with avant-garde visual pieces in a vibrant exhibit which opened Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The Freedom Principle, as the exhibit is called, also includes a series of concerts that will culminate in a 25-hour marathon performance when it closes in November. It combines works by progressive black artists of the 1960s -- who were influenced by the creative collaboration and improvisation of experimental music -- with pieces by contemporary artists from around the world.
By Diane Bartz and Julia Love WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. government antitrust regulators are looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law, according to three industry sources. Apple recently launched a new music streaming service, Apple Music. It also provides the App Store platform for competing streaming services including Jango, Spotify, Rhapsody and others.