Barbara Smith Conrad, Singer at Center of Integration Dispute, Dies at 79

As a 19-year-old University of Texas student in 1957, Ms. Conrad became the focus of attention when a state legislator objected to her casting in a mixed-race production of “Dido and Aeneas.”

Review: ‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios,’ Analytical but Still Loving

This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars.

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival Still Prizes Energy and Inclusion

Our music critics look at some recent offerings from the New York event, including a tribute to Alice Coltrane and a celebration of New Jack Swing.

City Opera, No Longer Broke, Will Finally Stage ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Now out of bankruptcy, New York City Opera will present “Brokeback Mountain,” which it commissioned nearly a decade ago, in its 2017-18 season.

You May Not Know Jack Antonoff. But You Probably Love His Music.

Mr. Antonoff, who is a producer and songwriter for the likes of Lorde and Taylor Swift, has a new album as Bleachers.

After Bombing, Ariana Grande Suspends Her Tour

The pop singer was to play at the O2 arena in London on Thursday and Friday, but has suspended her tour until at least June 5.

Grateful Dead Documentary: A Four-Hour Jam on Jerry Garcia’s World

Amir Bar-Lev’s “Long Strange Trip” strives to evoke the band’s spirit while making a fresh argument about its place in American culture.

‘Transparent,’ the Musical: Coming Soon?

Faith Soloway, a writer for the Amazon series who is the sister of its creator, will present the show “Should ‘Transparent’ Become a Musical?” at Joe’s Pub.