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14 min ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Top brass band head for south Cumbria

THE award-winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band, which was catapulted to worldwide fame through the 1996 hit movie Brassed Off, will play at the Forum Theatre, Barrow, on September 20 as part of a UK tour.

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2 hrs ago | Oxford Times

Opera star Jessye to lift lid on her life at literary festival

The American Grammy award-winning contemporary opera singer Jessye Norman will be talking about her life at the Woodstock festival, which runs from September 25 to 28. The 68-year-old is expected to talk about her life growing up in Georgia, singing at presidential inaugurations and setting up a tuition-free performing arts after-school program for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jessye Norman, Progressive-Rock, Marillion

4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Catching up with Morton Feldman on Mode Records' Feldman Edition releases

From time to time I like to check in on the efforts of Mode Records' Feldman Edition project.

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Related Topix: Johann Sebastian Bach

8 hrs ago | Boston.com

Bride, beau, and bear make merry in - The Bartered Bride'

Last year, Boston Midsummer Opera presented Otto Nicolai's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," which is based on the Shakespeare play.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Wedding

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Capital Weekly

Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night...

Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with weekly screenings at the summer time of 7 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The movies, hosted by Erika Pfander, have the theme Politics of Oppression in August.

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Related Topix: Mozart, Isaac Stern

Seattle Gay News

A new perspective on recording classical music

One of the two surround-sound Blu-ray discs reviewed here has clearly abandoned all hope of achieving the 'holy grail' of sound recording, namely to re-produce in your home the sound you should hear at a good live performance.

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Related Topix: Beethoven, Symphony, Arts

Examiner.com

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 Live in HD Season

Unfortunately, the Met's exciting new production of contemporary composer John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," originally scheduled to air worldwide on November 15, 2014, was cancelled.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, John Adams, Anna Netrebko, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Thriller, History Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Macbeth, Verdi, Rossini

Medford Mail Tribune

Celebrate classical music at Britt Festivals

Each August, the Britt Festivals invites internationally famous pianists, violinists, vocalists - along with a surprise or two - to join its professional 90-member orchestra for a three-week celebration of classical works in Southern Oregon.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, OR, Recreational Vehicle, Hallmark, Symphony, Arts

Daily Echo

Protests at A 5m cuts to arts education grants

The decision means Southampton City Council will lose up to A 590,000 in 2015-16, although the exact sums have yet to be announced.

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Related Topix: Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England

Hudson Hub-Times

The Cleveland Orchestra to perform a welcome concert for 2014 Gay Games

The Cleveland Orchestra, in partnership with the 2014 Gay Games, in Northeast Ohio, will host a kick-off welcome at Blossom July 27. The concert, Broadway Standing Ovations, conducted by Jack Everly, includes Broadway highlights from The Phantom of the Opera , Wicked, Rent, Les Miserables, and more.

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Related Topix: The Cleveland Orchestra, Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Opera News

HANDEL: Orlando

RenA© Jacobs's fine new release of Handel's extraordinary 1733 opera was recorded in the Concertgebouw of Bruges in the summer of 2013, after staged performances at the Monnaie in Brussels.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera

Ellon Times

Concert tribute for Axel

A North-east couple are preparing for a touching tribute to their baby son, who died when he was only weeks old.

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Related Topix: Christie

Sunherald.com

GOP state senator's wife seeks to fill in for him

Amanda Banks announced Thursday she would ask Republican precinct committee members to select her as the temporary replacement for her husband, Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City.

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Related Topix: Columbia City, IN, Focus on the Family

On An Overgrown Path

Classical music should be an agenda-free zone

In the past when classical record sales were sluggish, industry luminaries such as Walter Legge and John Culshaw sorted things out by making legendary recordings such as the Giulini Verdi Requiem and the Solti Ring .

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Related Topix: Georg Solti, Classic FM

Ledbury Reporter

Leominster trio take on Edinburgh

Composer and pianist Andrew Morris, along with young saxaphonist Theo Jobst and double bass player Sam Powell, will be taking on Edinburgh with Give Take - a performance of 10 musical remedy pieces of contemporary jazz with a classical edge.

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Related Topix: Bach

Bournemouth Echo

Meet conductor Frank Zielhorst, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's newest rising star

Frank Zielhorst from the Netherlands will officially be the 2014 Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association, a key role at the BSO.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Hampshire Chronicle

Barrowman and Boyle open Games

John Barrowman, Susan Boyle, Rod Stewart, Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy have helped open the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, in a ceremony which also involved the Loch Ness Monster and dancing Tunnock's teacakes.

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Related Topix: John Barrowman, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Summer in Bournemouth - films and music at Pier Approach, Candlelight ...

The former Imax site will play host to the OnStage at Pier Approach programme, backed by Co Wheels Car Company and Bournemouth Borough Council , between Monday and August 24. The free events are in addition to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts on Saturday, August 9, for which a ticket ballot was held earlier this month.

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Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Symphony Silicon Valley's free outdoor concert series returns to San Jose State University

Photo courtesy of Symphony Silicon Valley Target Summer Pops, the region's largest free music festival, kicks off July 26 at San Jose State University.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Aaron Copland

Daily Echo

Music day for Chernobyl kids

TWO local charities collaborated to create a music-making day for 17 children from the Ukraine affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Arts, Symphony

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