5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Choral Music

In the past, we’ve chosen the five minutes or so we would play to make our friends fall in love with classical music, the piano, opera, the cello, Mozart, 21st-century composers, the violin, Baroque music, sopranos, Beethoven, the flute, string quartets, tenors and Brahms.

Now we want to convince those curious friends to love choral music — the gorgeous sound of a mass of voices. We hope you find lots here to discover and enjoy; leave your favorites in the comments.

When I first heard Marcel Cellier’s compilation album “Le Mystère Des

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Rare piece of art by Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia to be sold as NFT for more than $1 million

Jerry Garcia readies his art for an exhibition in San Rafael in 1992. Photo: Vince Maggiora, The Chronicle 1992

A rare piece of art created by late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia became available as a non-fungible token, or NFT, on Wednesday, May 5, to coincide with the 56th anniversary of the first time the band played together, as the Warlocks, at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park in 1965.

The one-of-a-kind digital piece titled “Gift” was created by Garcia in 1990 and is being released by the Jerry Garcia Foundation, which is run by his fourth

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Billboard Is Partnering With Twitter to Rank Music in a New, Fun Way

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Photo: Kevin Winter / Staff (Getty Images)

Billboard — the music industry’s stalwart chart resource — announced plans on Wednesday to team up with Twitter to give the people what they want: more charts.

The latest chart, dubbed “the Billboard Hot Trending Powered by Twitter,” will do exactly what its name implies: gauge how many Twitter conversations are happening around a particular song on a given day. It’s a metric that Sarah Rosen, Twitter’s head of entertainment partnerships, told Bloomberg will be instrumental in an age when social media plays such an integral role in determining

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Vikings star Alexander Ludwig signs recording deal

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Some HomePod users report issues accessing Apple Music

Some HomePod users are reporting issues accessing Apple Music after last week’s 14.5 software update. When using “Hey Siri” to play a song or artists, the personal assistant seems to be unable to find a song on Apple Music.

9to5Mac received a few emails about this situation and found many other complaints on Twitter. “I thought you guys would like to know that some HomePods are refusing to play from Apple Music. The issue seems to have started yesterday,” one 9to5Mac reader wrote.

This new issue comes a week after Apple released HomePod 14.5 with “bug fixes.” This Monday, the

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Meow Wolf Denver to open fall 2021 with music venue, cafe

Meow Wolf’s yet-unnamed Denver location rises at the intersection of I-25 and West Colfax Avenue. (Provided by Meow Wolf)

The long-awaited Denver location of Meow Wolf will open this fall with a 450-person music venue, cafe and retail space in addition to its hundreds of handmade sculptures and environments.

Based in Santa Fe, Meow Wolf has expanded rapidly in recent years with outside investments and new, planned locations in Denver and Las Vegas. The latter’s Omega Mart opened in February and hopes to become one of that city’s main tourist attractions — having sold out every day since it opened,

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Midnight Oil and Tame Impala win top honours at Australian music awards | Music

Midnight Oil took home the highest honour of the Australian Performing Rights Association (Apras) awards on Wednesday night, winning the peer-voted song of the year category for Gadigal Land.

The band’s first single in 17 years, Gadigal Land came from their mini album the Makarrata Project, a collection of seven songs released in 2020. Featuring collaborations with First Nations leaders and artists, all proceeds from the project went to organisations working to elevate the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

A political anthem of rage and healing, Gadigal Land is a multilingual song written by Rob Hirst, Gadigal and Dunghutti poet

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Watch the Animated Music Video for Jennifer Nettles’ Jazzy Rendition of ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’

Get an exclusive look at the animated music video for Grammy-winning country star Jennifer Nettles’ cover of “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” from Guys and Dolls, below. The song is one of 10 featured on the Sugarland favorite’s upcoming musical theatre-themed release, Always Like New. The track is already available, with the full album dropping via Concord Records June 25.

Accompanying the brassy rendition of the Frank Loesser hit is an animation in a style reminiscent of the intro to another Broadway-friendly work: The Nanny. Nettles calls the arrangement, which also features the Tony-honored chorus Broadway Inspirational Voices,

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Young The Giant’s Sameer Gadhia: Rock Must Unearth Its Diverse Roots

It took twelve years of grueling touring and four album releases for me and my band, Young the Giant, to headline the legendary Forum in Los Angeles in 2019. The storied venue that had once housed every act under the sun — from Marvin Gaye to Bob Dylan — was now welcoming me, an Indian kid from Michigan. A kid who started out playing to no one at the Viper Room, The Roxy, and Whiskey a Go Go, too young to even be in the audience. As I walked on stage that night, I couldn’t help but trace all the

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