Zofia Posmysz, whose Holocaust story reached opera stage, dies at 98

Her semi-autobiographical novel, “The Passenger,” centered on the reunion of an Auschwitz survivor and her former Nazi guard and inspired a noted opera.

By Emily LangerAugust 14, 2022

A defiant orchestra of Ukrainian artists hopes Putin can hear them

Refugees and musicians unite as the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, led by conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, wraps up its inaugural tour at the Kennedy Center.

By Michael Andor BrodeurAugust 12, 2022

Sam Gooden, founding member of the Impressions soul group, dies at 87

He was a founding member of the influential soul group, which recorded 1960s hits including "Keep on Pushing" and "People Get Ready."

By Terence McArdleAugust 11, 2022

Judith Durham, who sang with Australia’s the Seekers, dies at 79

Her Australian quartet recorded 1960s hits such as "Georgy Girl." Her admirers included Elton John, who once said she had "the purest voice in popular music."

By Harrison SmithAugust 11, 2022

The Glory Fires revisit a Southern past to inspire the present

The Birmingham-based trio is performing punk rock anthems from a new album on resistance at Comet Ping Pong on Aug. 12.

By Sophia SolanoAugust 10, 2022

Clarisa Kimskii shook up her whole life; now she goes with the flow

The DJ-producer is playing the first anniversary party for Noxeema Jackson, a D.C. event series that celebrates queer and trans people of color.

By Chris KellyAugust 10, 2022

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days

The Kid Laroi, Hiatus Kaiyote, the Zolas and Blk Odyssy perform.

By Haben KelatiAugust 10, 2022

Lamont Dozier, who helped define the Motown sound, dies at 81

He was part of a songwriting trio that churned out hit after hit in the 1960s, including “Heat Wave” and “Baby Love.”

By Brian MurphyAugust 9, 2022

Olivia Newton-John, pop singer and ‘Grease’ star, dies at 73

The sugar-sweet performer with a string of No. 1 hits was also an advocate for cancer research.

By Adam BernsteinAugust 8, 2022

Gil Shaham, the NSO and Mother Nature take Wolf Trap by storm

Russian American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya joined the National Symphony Orchestra for a muggy evening of Smetana, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak.

By Michael Andor BrodeurAugust 7, 2022

Charli XCX returns to pop-rave roots with extravaganza at the Anthem

The singer-songwriter entered her own realm during the final date of the U.S. tour in support of this year’s “Crash.”

By Chris KellyAugust 7, 2022

Kendrick Lamar rewrites the rules of the rap show

His concert at Capital One Arena was a theatrical spectacle and not just a parade of hits.

By Chris KellyAugust 5, 2022

How a Phoenix record store owner set the audiophile world on fire

MoFi claimed its expensive reissues were purely analog reproductions. It had been deceiving its customer base for years.

By Geoff EdgersAugust 5, 2022

Archie Roach, a mesmerizing voice of Indigenous Australia, dies at 66

His debut single, “Took the Children Away,” became an anthem for the "Stolen Generations," the Indigenous Australians who were forcibly taken from their homes.

By Harrison SmithAugust 4, 2022

Rage Against the Machine’s seething poetry now sounds like prophecy

At Capital One Arena on Tuesday, the revolutionary rock band’s decades-old lyrics about resisting capitalism and fighting systemic oppression felt more potent than ever.

By Chris KellyAugust 3, 2022

10 minutes on the telephone with the inimitable Erykah Badu

Ahead of this year’s Summer Spirit festival, the headliner talks about loyalty, empathy, twerking with Megan Thee Stallion and more.

By Chris RichardsAugust 3, 2022

‘Punk pixie’ Mundy brings an art-inspired show to the Black Cat

The DMV native is celebrating the release of their new album, 'Future Nature.'

By Chris KellyAugust 3, 2022

Bruce Springsteen fans face $5,000 tickets — and a ‘crisis of faith’

Bruce Springsteen fans are questioning their hero after tickets for his upcoming tour were being sold for as much as $5,000.

By Allison StewartAugust 3, 2022

Mo Ostin, who brought star musicians to Warner records, dies at 95

He brought on talented and original performers and let them remain talented and original, whether Jimi Hendrix and Neil Young or R.E.M. and Green Day.

By Hillel ItalieAugust 2, 2022

William Hudson, longtime conductor of Fairfax Symphony, dies at 89

He led the ensemble for 36 years, dramatically increasing its scope and consistency.

By Tim PageAugust 2, 2022