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Sir John Tavener: tributes paid to celebrated composer - 'a true original'

Tavener's publisher praises 'gentle, funny, kind, strong-willed and beautiful', while composer Michael Berkeley calls him a 'mystic'<p>Fond and heartfelt tributes were paid to Sir John Tavener, after the death at 69 of one of Britain's most celebrated composers.<p>Tavener, who earlier in the week had …

Lorde Wants to Rule the World in 'Hunger Games' Tears for Fears Cover

The teenage New Zealander covers Eighties classic<p>In her hit "Royals," 17-year-old pop-rap phenom Lorde offered, "Let me be your ruler," but maybe now …

Music

Soul From A Console: Jazz On The Hammond B-3 Organ

Musicians who play the Hammond B-3 — the electric organ found most often in jazz, soul and gospel — can forget about traveling light. The instrument weighs in at around 425 pounds and moving it is a little like schlepping around a refrigerator.<p>Californian Larry Goldings, who appears with trio-mates …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

5 Unique Wall Treatments from the 2013 Designer Visions Apartment

Styles found at the Designers Visions Apartment.<p>This year's apartment, designed by Jamie Drake features unique wall treatments created by America Painting's Jonathan Kutzin.

A Bold Makeover for a 19th-Century London Townhouse

The formal space looks years younger.<p>A formal townhouse in London's fashionable South Kensington neighborhood looks years younger, thanks to a bold and colorful design by Rob Southern.

The Architect Is In: A Budget Barn in Wales

This week, architect Niall Maxwell talks to us about designing a building flexible enough to accommodate life’s ever-changing needs, from office …

10 Expert-Created Festive Centerpieces

Expert ideas to steal.<p>A beautiful arrangement says, "Welcome!" Floral designers and event planners show us how they say it with flowers — and other seasonal elements.

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Design Tip: Miles Redd on Displaying Flowers

The designer shares how to use a single bud vase.<p>Designer Miles Redd, known for all things chic, has a cherished personal collection of stylish vases. Here's how he decorates with brightly colored vases: "I love a bud vase... and it's so economical for flowers — just one bud and you are good to go. …

A Relaxing Outdoor Kitchen in California

It's laid-back living in this Manhattan Beach kitchen.<p>A stunning outdoor fireplace, earthy ochers and greens, and beer on tap make it a great place for a party.

Concierge Service: 7 Apps and Websites to Make Doing Your Daily Chores a Little Easier

These innovative websites and apps will help you with your everyday domestic errands and tasks.<p><b>Keeping House</b><br>You like things <i>just so</i> in your home, but find it difficult to keep them that way. Enter House Pad, a brand-new app developed by Michael Bruno, founder of the website 1stdibs, to help him …

Gabrielle Hamilton's Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots and Vinegar

Chef Gabrielle Hamilton shares a delicious winter recipe for braised chicken legs.<p><b>The Classic Dish Coq Au Vin,</b> in which a whole tough older bird —usually a rooster — is cooked in wine, must be the ancestor to this lesser-known dish, in which just the meaty legs of a sturdy hen are cooked in <i>vinegar.</i> …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

Gary Burton

In 1963, the jazz pianist George Shearing, an enormously popular act in his day, made an album that was unusual for him. He asked his new, 20-year-old vibraphone player to write an album of contrapuntal, classical-music-inspired compositions, and recorded them with a woodwind quintet atop a jazz …

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Brazil's 91-Year-Old Leading Lady Still Shines

At 91 years old, actress and singer Bibí Ferreira is still performing to packed houses in her native Brazil and beyond. Her fans range from superstar soccer player Pelé to Liza Minnelli. Many consider her the single most important theater actor in Brazil.<p>Bibí, as Brazilians fondly call her, has …

Watch Lou Reed Discuss the Meaning of Sound in His Final Interview

This September, Lou Reed did a photo shoot for Parrot Zik headphones in New York. Director, actress, and style icon Farida Khelfa sat down with the …

Lou Reed

Elton John Hits the Road With the Hits

Singer showcases tracks from 'The Diving Board' in splashy career retrospective<p>For a minute there, Elton John was worried. "I'm freaking out up …

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Can I Kick It? Organ Master Lonnie Smith Can

You can probably count on one hand the number of people who've mastered the Hammond organ in jazz. Dr. Lonnie Smith can claim that distinction and more. As a bandleader in the 1960s and '70s, he wrote timeless music — and it secured that label during the '80s and '90s, when hip-hop producers …

Cellist's tribute to the 'unsung hero' who saved his grandfather on Kristallnacht

British musicians' Vienna concert highlights music the Nazis detested on 75th anniversary of the attacks on Jewish businesses<p>The £800m hoard of "degenerate" art confiscated by the Nazis and only revealed to the world last week has thrown new light on the nature of Nazi prejudices against Jewish …

Chopin/Debussy: Piano Works – review

Debussy declared that he "loved Chopin almost from the moment I began to love music". As Javier Perianes illustrates, Debussy's piano pieces follow and yet reinvent the contours and colours of the great Polish composer's musical landscape, connections not always apparent until the music is laid …

Cumbia: The Music That Moves Latin America

<i>Alt.Latino</i> hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd are back on <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> to talk about cumbia, a style of music and dance that you can find almost anywhere in the Americas — at the southern tip of Argentina, passing through Chile and all the way up to the U.S. Hear their conversation …

CBSO/Nelsons – review

Any notion that a matinee should be easier listening was abandoned in this concert, as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra gave an all-Brahms programme of uncompromising intensity. Following the trajectory from his first great symphonic endeavour, the D minor piano concerto, to his final …

Valery Gergiev interview: 'Berlioz inspired me long before I ever dreamed I would conduct'

'He's unpredictable; he has his way of playing the orchestra, hearing the orchestra – it's his temperament: nothing is ever the same, he never stops searching." This could be a description of Valery Gergiev, the electrifying 60-year-old Russian principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra …

How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock

Not long ago, the idea of selling a song for a commercial would have been seen as career suicide. Now, thanks to the music industry’s implosion and the rise of a new generation of artist-friendly ad execs, bands can barely survive without doing so. But has the bubble already burst?<p>It's 2 p.m., the …

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BBCSSO/Manze – review

Andrew Manze's Vaughan Williams cycle with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has been a powerful journey so far, scaling the vast terrain of these symphonies with lucidity, steel and some mighty orchestral sounds. Here they arrived at the Seventh: the great Sinfonia Antartica, composed by Vaughan …