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1 hr ago | News Observer

Folk singer visits NC to drum up support for bees

But Williams recently embarked on a more low-key tour of the region with the goal of creating a buzz of a different sort.


Related Topix: Williams, Apiculture, Science, Folk, Zirconia, NC, Entomology, Family, Kids

4 hrs ago | USA Today

End of a mystery: David Suchet puts away Poirot

End of a mystery: David Suchet puts away Poirot Actor David Suchet talks about his career playing Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot.


Related Topix: Poirot, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Crime Movies, Mystery Movies, Thirteen at Dinner, David Suchet, Celebrities

9 hrs ago | Spin

Jonny Greenwood Will Tour 'Water' Classical Piece

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has announced the world premiere of "Water," his collaborative piece with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.


Related Topix: Jonny Greenwood, Pop/Rock, Radiohead, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Haydn

13 hrs ago | The Age


In a concert breaking out of the confines of 20th century musical composition compartmentalisation, pianist Joe Chindamo and violinist Zoe Black combined forces for a mixture of original and arranged works at the Melbourne Recital Centre.


Related Topix: Jazz

17 hrs ago | East Anglian Daily Times

Suffolk: Soprano Laura Wright sheds her choir girl image for new Sound of Strength album

Suffolk soprano Laura Wright has set out her musical stall with a daring new sound and a racy new image.


Related Topix: Barber, Samuel Barber, CrossFit, Fitness

21 hrs ago |

Flash Friday: First Midnight! Into the Woods Casts a Spell Onstage & Onscreen

Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Stephen Sondheim, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Sweeney Todd, Drama Movies, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Animation Movies, Music!, Family, Bernadette Peters

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Free Republic

Why Criminals Are Afraid of Classical Music

Apparently, many young people, especially those with an antisocial disposition, dislike classical music so much that Bach, Beethoven and Mozart can even be played to discourage young hooligans from intimidating, harassing and robbing store customers.


Related Topix: Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Teenagers, Family, Haydn, United Kingdom, Durham County, England

Squamish Chief


A federal mediator arrived Thursday to help make a deal between unions and Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb, whose vow of a lockout early Friday threatens to disrupt the new opera season for the first time in three decades.


Into the Woods Movie Launches Official Website

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS can now peruse the official website for the film, launched today.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Stephen Sondheim, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Verbier Festival draws the elites - and music love...

There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that's the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the Davos of the music world.


Related Topix: Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin

The Daily Record

Scottie dog Dougal opens the Games

Helen McNally, from Westburn, and four-year-old Dougal had a whirlwind week, in which they were contacted to take part in the opening of the Games at Celtic Park.


Related Topix: John Barrowman

Tina Fey Fired Husband As Vocal Coach

Comedienne Tina Fey fired her composer husband Jeff Richmond as her vocal coach as she prepared to audition for Into The Woods .


Related Topix: Celebrities, Tina Fey, Stephen Sondheim

Myrtle Beach Online

Orchestra plans statehood performance in Capitol

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform the free concert on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Pierre on the eve of the date President Benjamin Harrison signed the proclamation admitting South Dakota to the Union.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Myrtle Beach, SC, Entertainment

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Chamberfest party of song marks 20 years

OTTAWA, ON: MAY 27, 2013 -- Conductor Rob Kapilow conducts a dress rehearsal for Listen Up! This is a program, that brings professional classical musicians into schools to get kids involved in music.


Related Topix: Canada, Conductor, Copland

Las Cruces Sun-News

Pulse: LCCCA's 2014-15 ushers in 70th year, diverse roster

This concert season, beginning Oct. 2, offers a more diverse mix of musicians to satisfy a variety of musical tastes.


Related Topix: Artesia, NM, Symphony, Arts, Las Cruces, NM, Opinion

Denver Post

Santa Fe Opera upsets Mozart, and Chinese history, to keep things fresh

Anthony Michaels-Moore plays the emperor of long-ago China in the Santa Fe Opera's production of "Le Rossignol."


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, Entertainment

Denver Post

5 road trip ideas for Colorado classical music fans

Classical music heads for the hills in August and it's never a bad idea to follow along.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Planet Jackson Hole

Classical Notes: a game of - Haydn Seek'

Each summer Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players in the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.


Related Topix: Haydn, New York, Britten, Mussorgsky, Mozart

On An Overgrown Path

The problem is obvious - there is too much classical music

In a glowing review in the Guardian Andrew Clements describes the Freiburg Opera's Parsifal at the Norwich Theatre Royal - see production shot above - as "a show that almost any British company would be happy to have in its repertory".


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory

The Stranger

People Are Playing Pianos in Parks All Over Seattle

Pianos in the Parks is a program that puts pianos in the parks - there are 20 of them in Seattle, from now until August 17. Some of the pianos used to be in the practice rooms at the University of Oregon, some came from families who felt this was a good time to let them go, and Classic Pianos donated the rest.


Related Topix: University of Oregon