The new telling of “Forty Girls,” which mixes video, songs and traditional and modern music, is a bold departure for a Muslim country, especially Uzbekistan.
The latest mixtape by Logic, the Maryland-born rapper, opened with 123 million streams and 32,000 copies sold. He hit No. 1 with “Everybody” last May.
The British musician is collaborating with other artists to create a high-tech, immersive experience that will tour Europe and America.
The lack of an arena-circuit headliner at this year’s festival, the 32nd, just helped level the playing field for the performers who still flock to Austin, Tex.
Friday’s concert by Alarm Will Sound at Zankel Hall was presented in an explainer format, but the show’s best moments needed little setup.
The police arrested a suspect on charges of sending in a bomb threat regarding a South by Southwest venue where the Roots were scheduled to play on Saturday.
“I don’t care about being the first transgender teen idol at all,” said the German-born singer.
Mr. Levine, who was fired after accusations of sexual misconduct, claims that Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, had long wanted to force him out.