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Van Alexander, Composer of ‘A-Tisket, A-Tasket,’ Dies at 100

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Van Alexander, Composer of ‘A-Tisket, A-Tasket,’ Dies at 100
The composer and arranger, whose adaptation of a nursery rhyme became Ella Fitzgerald’s breakout hit, also wrote for movies and television.

New Music: Review: Titus Andronicus Releases a Punk Opera

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New Music: Review: Titus Andronicus Releases a Punk Opera
“The Most Lamentable Tragedy” metaphorically addresses manic depression in the form of an alien force taking over the central character.

New Music: Review: Benjamin Clementine Releases His Debut Album

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New Music: Review: Benjamin Clementine Releases His Debut Album
On “At Least for Now,” Mr. Clementine, a British singer-songwriter, makes a declaration of his selfhood, mindful that he is a work in progress.

Review: Mostly Mozart’s Opening Concert, With a Chopin Encore

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Review: Mostly Mozart’s Opening Concert, With a Chopin Encore
The pianist Emanuel Ax, the conductor Louis Langrée and the soprano Erin Morley stood out in the first concert of this festival.

Critic’s Notebook: In Atlanta’s Ever-Shifting Hip-Hop Scene, Future and Migos Keep Innovating

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Critic’s Notebook: In Atlanta’s Ever-Shifting Hip-Hop Scene, Future and Migos Keep Innovating
Future, with his cryptic, cathartic caterwauling, and the trio Migos, with their antic triplet rap, have defined much of the Atlanta hip-hop sound for a decade.