Alex Ross

New Yorker music critic

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Music critic at the New Yorker magazine

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The LA Phil won’t hold live performances until at least June 2021. But you can now virtually watch them play at the Hollywood Bowl. The new series is called SOUND/STAGE.

LA Philharmonic experiments with new web series shot at empty Hollywood Bowl

The LA Phil won’t hold live performances until at least June 2021. But you can now virtually watch them play at the Hollywood Bowl. The new series is called SOUND/STAGE.

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During the recent Republican presidential campaign, TV ads have been ubiquitous, including background music that sounds very familiar.

The American Music behind Campaign Ads

During the recent Republican presidential campaign, TV ads have been ubiquitous, including background music that sounds very familiar.

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