New Music: Review: ‘Thunderbitch’ Features Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes

This side project finds Ms. Howard in typically volcanic form, in deep devotion to rootsy rock ’n’ roll.









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Michael Feinstein and the Club 54 Below Agree to a Partnership

The Midtown Manhattan supper club will be renamed Feinstein’s/54 Below, with the singer and pianist to appear there appear twice annually.









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ArtsBeat: Ailing Baritone Will Return to the Met

The baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who is being treated for a brain tumor, will return to the stage for three coming Met performances of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.”









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The National Music Museum, an Unlikely Eden in South Dakota

Despite obstacles of geography and money, this university museum has amassed an astonishing world-class collection.









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Music Review: Review: Pianist Soheil Nasseri Puts a New Touch on Classical Standards

Mr. Nasseri’s knack for turning ordinary ingredients into enlightening programs was on display at a recital at Merkin Concert Hall.









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ArtsBeat: Classical Playlist: Matt Haimovitz, Avalon String Quartet and Eighth Blackbird

A Times critic shares what she’s been listening to lately.









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Review: Lizz Wright Finds a New Sensual Register on ‘Freedom & Surrender’

The album, her fifth, was produced by Larry Klein, a seasoned hand in the singer-songwriter field.









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New Music: Review: ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’ Puts Faith in the Weird

This pop star’s experimental new album is long and slack, stretching many of its 23 songs out of meager ideas.









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