2014 AMAs: Taylor Swift takes a dig at Spotify, Iggy Azalea wins rap honors, and more highlights

The annual show was surprisingly topical this year.

    The month’s best music: Horse Lords, Lil Boosie, Mary J. Blige and more

    The month’s best music: Horse Lords, Lil Boosie, Mary J. Blige and more

    A ranked selection of notable new recordings we heard in November.

    A veteran violinist joined by her band of proteges

    A veteran violinist joined by her band of proteges

    Anne-Sophie Mutter and the young musicians under her tutelage perform at the Kennedy Center.

    Trio con Brio makes up for a stumble at the start

    Trio con Brio makes up for a stumble at the start

    Group’s concert at the Jewish Community Center recovers well after its Mozart opener.

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    Songs of serenity, understated to the point of lifelessness

    Despite a committed performance, Jack Quartet fails to find a spark in works of Hans Abrahamsen.

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    ‘Little Dancer’s’ big focus on unsung women

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    Why Ariana Grande should be smiling about the Billboard 200 overhaul

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    Music from China combines tradition with modern flair

    The New York-based ensemble’s program dovetailed with the new Freer Gallery of Art exhibit.

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    WNO offers a ‘Bloody Duke’ in 20 minutes

    WNO offers a ‘Bloody Duke’ in 20 minutes

    The company’s American Opera Initiative is getting slicker, as its three latest offerings showed Friday night.

    BSO brings passion, muscularity to Beethoven’s Seventh

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    “Five Guys Named Moe”: jump-jive goes boy band at Arena

    “Five Guys Named Moe”: jump-jive goes boy band at Arena

    The Louis Jordan musical revue gets a phat sound in Robert O’Hara’s super-slick production.

    TV listings: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

    TV listings: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

    Charlie handles a Russian sub scandal on ‘State of Affairs’; Amy Sedaris comes to the ‘Late Show.’

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    Book World: ‘The Girl Next Door’ by Ruth Rendell

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    MUTTS ADO ABOUT ‘NOTHING’: Patrick McDonnell gives the gift of warmth in wonderful ‘Mutts’ musical’s Kennedy Center world premiere

    MUTTS ADO ABOUT ‘NOTHING’: Patrick McDonnell gives the gift of warmth in wonderful ‘Mutts’ musical’s Kennedy Center world premiere

    “Mutts” cartoonist says acclaimed stage director Aaron Posner captures intimate warmth and joy of his popular comic.

    BEST OF 2014: Comic Riffs’ Top 10 graphic novels and superhero comics

    BEST OF 2014: Comic Riffs’ Top 10 graphic novels and superhero comics

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    Trailer: 'Pitch Perfect 2'

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