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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

Rufus Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. Listening to his albums can feel like experiencing a Shakespearean play, with wit, tragedy and heartbreak all side by side.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Rufus Wainwright, Arts

5 hrs ago |

Jennifer Zetlan to Step in for Kiera Duffy in No. 42 in the Alps at Carnegie Hall, 4/27

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres's No.


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9 hrs ago |

Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals.


Related Topix: It's All Relative, Two of a Kind, Children TV, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Arts, Symphony, Drama

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Worcester News

Live screening of Cosi Fan Tutte

A LIVE high definition broadcast of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte will be screened in Malvern Theatres on Saturday, April 26 live from the Met, with music director James Levine conducting the opera about testing the ties of love.


Related Topix: Opera, James Levine, Arts

Kane Co. Chronicle

Music groups join forces for Operatic Treasures concert

Michael Zyzak – the unanimous winner of the David Popper Cello International Competition in Hungary – will perform during the Operatic Treasures concert Sunday, April 27, in Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium in Aurora.


Related Topix: Aurora University, Aurora, IL, Arts, Opera, Wagner, Wheaton, IL

The Daily Breeze

Opera great Frederica von Stade stars in a A Coffin in Egypta

The opera has three performances starting Wednesday, and while it is a local premiere, it has great credentials, including those of the composer, Ricky Ian Gordon, who has a number of acclaimed works to his credit.


Related Topix: Arts, Egypt, TX

KOOL 108

The Who to release 'Quadrophenia' concert CD & DVD

Quadrophenia: Live in London captures the final concert of the trek, which they played before their hometown crowd last July.


Related Topix: The Who, Pop/Rock, Arts

Arthur Kaptainis: A season of four operas? Montrealers will take it

The OpA©ra de MontrA©al company will mount only a quartet of operas in 2014-15, along with a traditional Gala, but not the equally traditional production by the Atelier lyrique .


Related Topix: Arts, Canada, Verdi, Opera,

Lee's Opera Theatre To Perform April 27

Lee University's Opera Theatre will present various scenes from well-known operas on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee's Humanities Center.


Related Topix: Arts

The Winnipeg Free Press

Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, lesson learned from...

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.


Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Arts, Rock-N-Roll, Rock & Roll

Boing Boing

Wolfgang Pauli opera in Austin: For Fear the Glass May Shatter

Jon Lebkowsky sez, "My amazing friend, neurocomputing specialist, musician & composer David Demaris has created the most geek-tastic opera ever, For Fear the Glass May Shatter .


Related Topix: Arts

Bellingham Herald

Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

After Clinton praised the Rain Forest Foundation, he thanked Sting, Styler, and others for their efforts with the organization.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, House of Cards, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Arts

Flash Friday: Hey, JC! Jesus Christ Superstar Shines On

Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice 's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.


Related Topix: History Movies, Jesus Christ Superstar, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Classical, Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arts

KURB-FM Little Rock

Sting, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Kevin Spacey & More Croon & Clown at 2014 Rainforest Benefit

Sting singing Italian opera? Kevin Spacey impersonating Bill Clinton ...while standing next to Bill Clinton? Paul Simon cracking jokes like a stand-up comic? It could only happen at Sting's long-running Rainforest Benefit Concert, which marked 25 years of fundraising Thursday night at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sting, Paul Simon, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Arts

Madison Magazine

A Singer without a Pedigree Gives a Life and Death Performance

As soon as you meet baritone Michael Mayes all you can see is what a genuine, warm guy he is.


Related Topix: Arts, Madison, WI, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dead Man Walking, Science Fiction Movies

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Covington Reporter

Wharton warms the heart as orchestra's principal cellist | ASO in concert

His latest task is stringing together German composer Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei, a powerful, melodic prayer - and the featured 10-minute solo in the Auburn Symphony Orchestra's April 26-27 concerts at the Auburn Performing Arts Center.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Moscow, ID, Entertainment

Colorado Daily

Boulder's String Cheese Incident to play free concert on the Hill

Boulder-bred bluegrass powerhouse String Cheese Incident today announced it will play a free show on University Hill at 6 p.m. April 28. The announcement came via a video from the band that shows keys player Kyle Hollingsworth chasing unsuspecting Boulderites around the Hill with an accordion before he declares, "This is not the same without the ... (more)


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The Jewish News Weekly

Operas that outlived the Nazis to play in Walnut Creek

Interned in 1943 at Theresienstadt, the so-called "show camp" outside Prague, composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter Kien took aim at the Nazis by creating a satirical opera.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Arts, Diablo, CA, Theater

Dallas Observer

Don't Miss Fort Worth Opera's 2014 Festival, Opening This Weekend

The cast of Fort Worth Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte The 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival starts this weekend and you know what that means: time to head to Cowtown and binge-watch opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Fort Worth, TX, Classical, Bizet

Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at American Opera Projects's 25th Anniversary Gala, 5/12

On Monday, May 12, 2014, AOP hosts its 25th Anniversary Gala honoring Stephen Schwartz , composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Sance on a Wet Afternoon that premiered at Opera Santa Barbara and ran at New York City Opera for ten performances in their 2010-11 Season.


Related Topix: Arts, Stephen Schwartz, Christian-Rock