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If It’s All Going to Hell, Rina Sawayama Can’t Wait to See You There

On a sticky June afternoon at the Balloon Saloon, a party store in Tribeca, a casual shopper would have found…

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Modern and Ancient Crickets May Sing the Same Song

Whether it’s a cicada’s earsplitting drone, a bee’s blaring buzz or a cricket’s incessant chirp, insects are a staple of…

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Beyoncé Will Change Lyrics After Criticism Over ‘Ableist Language’

Days after the release of her latest album, “Renaissance,” Beyoncé will modify the lyrics of one of its songs, a…

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Song Hae, Who Survived War and Poverty to Become a Beloved TV Host, Dies at 95

SEOUL — Song Hae, who fled North Korea as a young man during the Korean War, became a beloved television…

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Paul Vance, Lyricist Behind an ‘Itsy Bitsy’ Bikini, Dies at 92

Paul Vance, who described the uncertain path of a girl in a risqué two-piece bathing suit as she advanced from…

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Bob Neuwirth, Colorful Figure in Dylan’s Circle, Dies at 82

Bob Neuwirth, who had credentials as a painter, recording artist, songwriter and filmmaker, but who also had an impact as…

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Amid war and destruction, Ukraine is favored to win the wildly popular Eurovision Song Contest.

For 11 weeks, Ukrainians have been braving war, destruction and loss. But on Saturday, they could be celebrating victory: The…

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Jorge Drexler’s Music Connects Genres, Generations and Continents

A recent video chat with the songwriter Jorge Drexler quickly turned into a whirlwind music lesson as he demonstrated how…

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Lizzo’s Disco Dance Party, and 11 More New Songs

Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos.…

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Jenny Hval Makes Ideas Sing

For many artists, self-consciousness is almost an enemy: a barrier against free-flowing inspiration, a choke point for creativity. But the…

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