Carmina Burana, by Princeton Pro Musica with the Roxey Ballet, is outstanding

The performance of Carmina Burana by Princeton Pro Musica at Richardson Hall on May 21 was more than a performance—it was a phenomenon. Enhanced...

The Marriage of “Figaro” at Opera Philadelphia is a world class...

Opera Philadelphia's production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro is at the Academy of Music and runs through May 7. The story takes place on...

In the Cookie Jar: Mix tape and mixed bag

The Hamilton Mixtape While the musical Hamilton has reinvented Broadway for a new generation, it is the music, like Rent before it, that truly...

Transcendent pianism from Kirill Gerstein at the McCarter Theatre

Kirill Gerstein bathed his Princeton audience in splendor on February 27, when the pianist presented a recital featuring Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Liszt at the...

New from Lady Gaga and RuPaul All Stars

ALASKA THUNDERFUCK Not only did Alaska Thunderfuck just snatch the crown on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2,” but she has released one of the...

Princeton Pro Musica Christmas Concert was “world-class”

I had the pleasure of attending what may very well be the most beautiful Christmas concert I have ever experienced. Of course we are...

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert was suberb

The Christmas concert by Princeton Symphony Orchestra on December 17 was a show that could well be said to rival Radio City, tap dancing...

Just WOWed by POPS!

I had the opportunity to see A Philly POPS Christmas this week and I’m so happy to tell you there are several more shows...

Divas & remixers amp up your autumn

Bob the Drag Queen Since the inception of RuPaul’s Drag Race, many of the contestants have released their own music. Each has had varying degrees...

Summer releases to lighten your mood

From the first strains of the lead single (and album title) Ariana Grande is here to prove to both her fans and the music world that she is now, a “Dangerous Woman.” While some still see this former Disney star as a child star, on this album, Ms. Grande is all grown up. The 80’s style strains of “Dangerous Woman” stakes her claim for potential future pop queen, while the remainder of the album follows along the same theme; Ms. Grande has certainly grown up. Like Britney and Christina before her, Grande has chosen tracks (and album artwork) that demonstrate her journey into adulthood.

Tracks like the reggae styled “Side To Side” and “Let Me Love You” feature R&B artists Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne respectively, giving Grande a sense of street cred. “Bad Decisions” is the kind of party pop track her fans have come to love from her, while tracks like “I Don’t Care” and “Sometimes” give a sultry air to Grande’s already proven vocal abilities. One of the standouts on the album is “Leave Me Lonely”, including 50’s style track, with heavy piano and guest vocals from Macy Gray, who adds a touch of old school vocals to any track she guests on. “Dangerous Woman” is a natural progression for an artist that shows with this package that she has much more yet to come.