Throughout 2015, our talented panel of artistic curators selected 40 people, organizations and projects they believed were advancing the art form in interesting ways. Each month, your voting narrowed down the field to ultimately create this year’s super pack of POP winners.
As the trio plays the intro to “Wives and Lovers,” her nonplussed demeanor and polished white glasses provide no clue of what is to come. Then Cecile McLorin Salvant steps forward. With growl and bite and pop and light she reimagines each phrase – lending a sardonic girlishness tinged with wistfulness to the well-worn classic. It is a revelation.
Our featured book for September is Living the Dream: The Morning After Music School – a DIY Guide to the Music Business by Brian Horner. The author provides a unique vantage point for the aspiring musician who wants to leverage his conservatory education into a fulfilling and full-time career in the business.