ArtsBeat: Popcast: Titus Andronicus’s Rock Opera

Ben Ratliff and Joe Coscarelli discuss “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” which metaphorically addresses manic depression.









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ArtsBeat: For U2, 2 HBO Specials in November

HBO will show a documentary about U@ and also a concert performance.









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Vic Firth, Who Gave Drummers Their Sticks, Dies at 85

Mr. Firth spent more than 40 years as the principal tympanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a company with his name now turns out some 12 million drumsticks and mallets annually.









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Review: U2 Kicks Off 8 Nights in New York With Depth and Spectacle

The band’s “Innocence and Experience” tour merges past and present, peace and war, audience and band, punk and statesman, grass-roots activism and corporate philanthropy.









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Music Review: Review: Foo Fighters Bring a Little of Everything to the Stage, Including a Broken Leg

Behind a seated David Grohl, who broke a bone in his leg last month during a show, the band performed at Citi Field on Wednesday night.









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Critic’s Notebook: Review: No Song Left Unsung, Grateful Dead Plays Its Last

The three “Fare Thee Well” concerts featured the band’s improvisational strengths in celebrating the moment but, in saying goodbye, a sense of its history as well.









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ArtsBeat: The Grateful Dead Close Out Their Final Concert With Music and the Words ‘Please, Be Kind’

A sold-out crowd, estimated at more than 70,000, sang and swayed to every song — a rolling sea of graying beards and ponytails, flowing skirts, cowboy hats and backward caps, flower crowns and bandannas.









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