Posts Tagged Music

Review: ‘Fantasia’ not a harmonious composition

This photo provided by Disney/Harmonix shows a scene from the video game, "Fantasia: Music Evolved." (AP Photo/Disney/Harmonix)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before they fizzled out, my chief compliant about those tap-happy “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” franchises was that they didn’t really teach players anything about music. They were simply color-coded amusements. Now, here comes “Fantasia: Music Evolved” (Disney, for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, $59.99) to take rhythmic superfluousness to a new level.

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Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo,  protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening  in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about  the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers.

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Pitbull to host American Music Awards on Nov. 23

In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, host Pitbull speaks on stage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Pitbull is set to host the 2014 American Music Awards again. Dick Clark productions announced Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, that the platinum-selling rapper will also perform at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, to air live on ABC.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards.

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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’

In this April 9, 2014 file photo, New Zealand's singer-songwriter Lorde answers questions from the press in Mexico City, Mexico. The popular song “Royals” by Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell,File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

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Barkley to tip off NBA season in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Barkley is coming to Times Square to tip off the NBA season.

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