‘Porgy and Bess’ With a White Cast Stirs Controversy

A Hungarian State Opera production uses predominantly white performers, despite the creators’ wishes for it only to be performed by black singers.

Can Philippe Jaroussky Help Fix Classical Music’s Diversity Problem?

The French countertenor hopes his music academy will attract a younger and more diverse crowd to the stage as well as to audiences.

Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

The indie-pop musician applied lessons learned while D.J.-ing and attending a workshop on race to her new album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”

At a Moment of Racial Tumult, the Little Rock Nine Inspire an Opera

Sixty years after nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High School, they are becoming the heroes of a new work by Tania León.

Road Trip: On the Path of Chuck Berry’s ‘Promised Land,’ Five Decades On

The musician’s 1964 hit chronicles the African-American experience in the 20th century. We followed Mr. Berry’s lyrical route to see what had changed.

Jay-Z Releases His Personal and Political Album ‘4:44’ on Tidal

The rapper’s 13th studio album, “4:44,” addresses many of the same themes as “Lemonade,” by his wife, Beyoncé.

Why the Slants Took a Fight Over Their Band Name to the Supreme Court

In a strange case, a small Asian-American rock group may have inadvertently helped the Washington Redskins.