In Victorian England, the circus appealed across an otherwise class-divided society, its audiences ranging from poor peddlers to prestigious public figures.
Classical music carries an air of sophistication. One scholar tries to figure out whether it also translates into more ka-ching.
Inspired by Black artistic and political movements, musicians from diverse communities began expressing pan-Asian cultural belonging and freedom.
They're not just cheese! For some people, seeing a band play note-for-note covers of classic songs goes beyond nostalgia.
The Masked Marauders were the cockamamie creation of a bored rock critic. They still sold 100,000 albums.
Professional applauders, collectively known as the “claque,” helped mold the tastes of an uncertain audience.
Trippingly on the tongue? Yeah, right.
Nearly forgotten today, Jones thrilled audiences with classical music performances at the end of the nineteenth century.
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