Music charts conferred status on performers and became an arbiter of popularity and a signifier of success.
Today JSTOR Daily celebrates John Coltrane, the greatly prophetic and pioneering jazz artist. We remember his music and legacy now.
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Amateur ballroom dance enthusiasts value dance not just as a hobby, but as an indelible component of their identity.
How to memorialize a national tragedy in music?
Sidney Robertson Cowell might be starting to get the attention her rich life, first-rate writing, and broad work as an ethnomusicologist deserve.
The man behind the anti-lynching anthem "Strange Fruit" was a white, Jewish, Communist named Abel Meeropol.
Rossini's "lost opera," Aureliano in Palmira is making a comeback with a new production. The opera's history involves antiquity, archeology, and Bugs Bunny.
Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" would not have surprised Plato.
The annual Eurovision contest often serves as a stage on which political tensions play out.