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Can Critics Learn to Love the Jukebox Musical?

Can Critics Learn to Love the Jukebox Musical?

Rachel York, at center, performing “We Got the Beat” with the cast of “Head Over Heels.”
On the Runway: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Suit is Back

On the Runway: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Suit is Back

Hugo Boss is reissuing the white suit that it created for Michael Jackson's 1982 blockbuster album "Thriller."
Album Review: Pop Gives Mitski a Larger Canvas on ‘Be the Cowboy’

Album Review: Pop Gives Mitski a Larger Canvas on ‘Be the Cowboy’

Mitski was never an indie-rock die-hard, and she explores more synthetic sounds on her fifth album, “Be the Cowboy.”
Aretha Franklin Died Without a Will, and Estate Issues Loom

Aretha Franklin Died Without a Will, and Estate Issues Loom

As memorials to Aretha Franklin spring up in Detroit, and elsewhere, questions loom about how the assets of her estate will be distributed.
Don Cherry, Singer by Night and Golfer by Day, Is Dead at 94

Don Cherry, Singer by Night and Golfer by Day, Is Dead at 94

Don Cherry in 1953 at his first Masters Tournament, at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. “I could always play golf, and I could always sing,” he said in 2002. “I loved them both.”
Don Cherry, Singer by Night and Golfer by Day, Is Dead at 94

Don Cherry, Singer by Night and Golfer by Day, Is Dead at 94

Don Cherry in 1953 at his first Masters Tournament, at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. “I could always play golf, and I could always sing,” he said in 2002. “I loved them both.”
MTV VMAs 2018: Photos and What to Expect

MTV VMAs 2018: Photos and What to Expect

Jennifer Lopez poses with her best dance video award for her song "Waiting For Tonight" at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic

Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic

Aretha Franklin, in an undated photo, performing live onstage in Britain.
Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic

Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic

Aretha Franklin, in an undated photo, performing live onstage in Britain.
Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?

Can a Music Festival Make Kosovo Cool?

Dukagjin Lipa onstage at the Sunny Hill Festival in Pristina, Kosovo. Mr. Lipa, whose daughter is the pop star Dua Lipa, said he wanted to change the way Kosovo was seen abroad.
The Church of Aretha Franklin

The Church of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin performing at a benefit for her father, the Rev. C. L. Franklin, in Detroit in 1980.
Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

Ms. Franklin singing “My Country ’Tis of Thee” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
Aretha Franklin’s 20 Essential Songs

Aretha Franklin’s 20 Essential Songs

Aretha Franklin had the ability to strike a powerful note without ever losing her beautiful tone.
Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

Ms. Franklin singing “My Country ’Tis of Thee” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Remembering Aretha Franklin

In a musical career of more than five decades, Aretha Franklin had more than 100 singles on the Billboard charts. But more important, says Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for The New York
How the Blaze’s Emotional Dance Music Brings Listeners to Tears

How the Blaze’s Emotional Dance Music Brings Listeners to Tears

Guillaume and Jonathan Alric of the Blaze, a French electronic music duo whose primary source of creative inspiration comes from feelings.
Review: Ethan Hawke Is Just Right as a ’90s Indie-Rocker in ‘Juliet, Naked’

Review: Ethan Hawke Is Just Right as a ’90s Indie-Rocker in ‘Juliet, Naked’

Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd in “Juliet, Naked,” a film adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel.