Newsbits: Michael Panico / Steve Reich / Full Blast / Josh Sinton / Sun Ra Exhibit

NPR covers the sad passing of Michael Panico, a key member of the NYC avant-garde community.

Steve Reich’s works for percussion will be performed at the Cambridge Music Festival.

Full Blast, consisting of Peter Brotzmann, Marino Pliakas, and Michael Wertmüller, are reviewed and profiled.

Josh Sinton writes a poignant piece on the difficulties of making ends meet as a working musician.

A small town in Southern France hosts a Sun Ra exhibit.