The 2012 edition of the Whitney Biennial opened earlier this month at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Jeffrey Brown talks to the curators, Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, about the show.

Singer Ruthie Foster has roots that hark back to gospel and funk. She sang in her church back home in Texas and later on as part of a funk bank during a stint in the Navy. But her work is…

Earlier this week, PBS kicked off its first-ever Online Film Festival, which will showcase 20 short films from independent filmmakers. Every Monday for five weeks, a new category of films will be available to watch via the PBS website and…

Jason Moran was recently made the artistic adviser for jazz at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., a position held for many years by the great jazz musician and educator Billy Taylor.

Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas remain landmarks in music history, works that pianists in every generation have felt the desire, the inspiration, the need to take on. A new recording by Jonathan Biss is recently out, the first of nine to…

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