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1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

Even the cows get to play a special role

Tonight, Nicholas McGegan is conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Haydn's The Creation , and the affable Englishman is surprised when I talk of buying his albums back in the late 1970s.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

4 hrs ago |

Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday.


Related Topix: Jehovah's Witnesses, Religion, Jehovah's Witness

4 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Missing British boy with tumor found in...

The Yellow Notice issued by the international police force Interpol, Friday Aug. 29, 2014, asking for help to locate the missing five-year old boy Ashya King, who is believed to be in France.


Related Topix: Jehovah's Witnesses, Religion, Jehovah's Witness

8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

New dean aims to strike proper tone at Peabody

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University opens its school year this week with about 600 students, 150 faculty members and a new dean.


Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Symphony, Arts, Boston, MA, Boston University, Manhattan School of Music, Entertainment

12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Romance in Nazrul

The Rebel Poet died in this month of August close to thirty years ago. If you remember, an equal number of years in his life were lost to the malady that affected his health.


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15 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Go classical with the Cowbridge Music Festival

Now in its fifth year, the celebratory event will run between September 10 and 20, with a packed programme of performances taking place at the town's Holy Cross Church and Cowbridge Comprehensive School.


Related Topix: The London Symphony Orchestra, Arts, Symphony

19 hrs ago | WGRE-FM Greencastle

Prof. Kerry Jennings Contributes to Indy Star's Classical Music Coverage

In the view of the Indianapolis Star 's Neal Taflinger, "it's clear to me, at least anecdotally, that far more people enjoy classical music than are interested in plunking down cash to see a symphony orchestra, opera or chamber ensemble."


Related Topix: Symphony, Opera, Central, IN, Depauw, IN

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Column: A Market Basket of dignity

WASHINGTON >> Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? And who could have guessed that the summer's major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers saving the job of their CEO? This is the wonder of the happy-ending tale of Market ... (more)


Related Topix: Drama Movies, It's a Wonderful Life, James Stewart, Pop/Rock, Aaron Copland, Tewksbury, MA, Opinion

The New Zealand Herald

Classical review: Exquisite 300 years in Vienna

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Songs from Vienna on Thursday night gave a fascinating vision of musical life in the Austrian capital over three centuries - yet another example of the APO's insightful programming.


Related Topix: Beethoven, Mozart, Symphony, Arts

Detroit News

Empower autistic children for the school year

How would it make you feel if a highly skilled physician or psychologist were to inform you that your child is neurologically wired similarly to such creative geniuses as Albert Einstein, Michelangelo or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? It might surprise you to learn that Einstein, Michelangelo, and Mozart are all now considered by leading experts in the ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Autism, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opinion

Concert to remember fallen of First World War

CLASSICAL music written in response to the horrors of the First World War will be played at a concert this weekend.


The Age

Time running out for 'kidnapped' brain tumour boy taken to France

Cherbourg, France : Interpol issued a global alert Friday for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour snatched from hospital by his family, as authorities said only hours remained to save his life.


Related Topix: France, World News, Religion, Jehovah's Witness, Jehovah's Witnesses

Los Angeles Times

O.C. classical society sees big spending hike in most recent season

Dean Corey, former artistic director of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.


Related Topix: Entertainment

Midge Ure added to Ryder Cup gala concert line-up

LIVE AID legend Midge Ure will perform his signature hit Vienna with a live orchestral backing for the first time at a major concert to mark the staging of the Ryder Cup in Scotland.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The 80'S, The National, Texas, Nile Rodgers, Funk

The Star Online

Gongs for Tchaikovsky, praises for Hands

Hands Percussion's ambitious "Tchaikovsky On Gamelan" concert turned the Russian composer's familiar ballet scores into an otherworldly experience.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Manawatu Standard

The Phantom of the Opera descends on the city

Strange early morning deliveries from the back of a large truck. A ghostly looking piano, large trunks overflowing with lace and silk, an other-worldly looking chandelier.


Related Topix: Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

Jessie J Recounts Whistle Down the Wind Mishap & Nicki Minaj Vma Wardrobe Malfunction

Chart-topping international pop star and onetime West End player Jessie J recounts a horrific mishap that occurred while performing in the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman 's WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND as well as sheds some light on the recent wardrobe malfunction experienced by her "Bang Bang" trio partner Nicki Minaj at this ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Pop/Rock, Jim Steinman

The Globe and Mail

Crossing over to classical composition not so radical any more

Arcade Fire performs during a benefit concert in memory on October 1, 2012, in Montreal.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Short, Music!, Kronos Quartet, Symphony, Arts, Music, Entertainment

Minnesota Public Radio

Improving your life with Mozart

Kansas city-based rapper Mac Lethal catapulted into the spotlight with his incredibly popular, video singing/rapping "Look at Me Now" while making pancakes .


Related Topix: Mozart


Classical Music Awards 2014 category winners revealed

After months of deliberation and hours of listening, the category winners for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014 - presented in association with EFG International - are revealed The thousands of our readers who enjoyed exploring the Gramophone Shortlist digimag will know what a strong line-up of recordings were in the running for this ... (more)


Related Topix: Martha Argerich