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51 min ago | Detroit Free Press

Violinist Joshua Bell joins DSO for return visit to Meadow Brook

Hey, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is back at the Meadow Brook Music Festival to help its former summer home celebrate its 50th anniversary! It's only for one night, so don't blink or you'll miss it.


Related Topix: Joshua Bell, Symphony, Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ravel, Bruch

4 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

NIGEL Jarrett is retiring as the South Wales Argus classical music critic after almost 30 years.

He first joined the newspaper in 1971 and was quickly recruited by its then music critic, the distinguished journalist and broadcaster Kenneth Loveland, to help out with reviewing a busy South Wales music scene.


Related Topix: Journalism, Arts, Poetry

7 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Focus is on the characters as an epic story is bravely told

Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens is a tale of one nation invading another on dubious grounds and the follies and tragedies of war that ensue.


Related Topix: Hector Berlioz, Berlioz, Russia, World News, Vladimir Putin

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Thespian Elaine Stritch made her home on the stage

Elaine Stritch, seen here in this September, 2012, file photo, won a Tony award for her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Small Time Crooks, September, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Elaine Stritch, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Stephen Sondheim

The Washington Post

Billy Joel to win Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Billy Joel , the regular guy from Long Island who insists he's not a very good piano player, will be the next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song , the U.S. Library of Congress announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Gershwin, Pop/Rock, Billy Joel, Libraries, Travel

Thetelegraphand Argus

Talented musician killed in road crash

A SHIPLEY musician who played with the area's best known brass bands before forging a successful career in London has been killed in a car crash.


Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, The London Symphony Orchestra, Symphony, Arts

The Age


This concert of Piano Quintets offered an opportunity to see several prized possessions of the Australian Chamber Orchestra's instrument catalogue.


Salisbury Journal

Joseph with Jeremy Kyle at New Forest Primary

JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat combined with The Jeremy Kyle Show for New Forest Primary School's latest production.


Related Topix: Andrew Lloyd Webber

This Is Lancashire

Kanye West: Kim is my 'dinosaur'

Kanye West has cleared up some rumours about what really went on during his wedding day and explained why wife Kim Kardashian is his "dinosaur".


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Wedding, Andrea Bocelli

On An Overgrown Path

How the BBC is distorting the classical music market

Attention has been drawn by Norman Lebrecht to the poor ticket sales for Freiburg Opera performances of Parsifal and TannhA user this week at the Norwich Theatre Royal.


The Age

Radiant solos: The Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

Together with the Wars of the Roses and three plays by Shakespeare, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, is a notable and enduring part of the legacy of the troubled reign of Britain's King Henry VI.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

freeFall to stage One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' based on the novel by Ken Kesey, runs Aug. 2-31 at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey, Stephen Sondheim, Opinion

Bangkok Post

The superior shredder

Ekachai Jearakul is so over competing in classical guitar competitions. His first place win at the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America International Artist Competition in Los Angeles, known as "the Olympics of classic guitar", will also be his last.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand,

Bangkok Post

Rock -

One of the best new bands I came across during my recent trip to the UK was the eight-member, London-based outfit, Ibibio Sound Machine.


Related Topix: Watches, Williams, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Love Me Tender, Western, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Elvis, Rock-N-Roll

The Campbell Reporter

John Adams talks storied career, Cabrillo Festival

Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster.


Related Topix: John Adams, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Beetle, Convertible, Hatchback, Arts, Opera, Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Music, Entertainment

Vice is nice in 'Midsummer Night's Cabaret' devilishy delightful take on deadly sins

"I can resist everything except temptation," playwright Oscar Wilde famously wrote.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Stephen Sondheim, New Orleans, LA


Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

The music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has always proven thought-provoking without ever crossing into presumptuousness.


Related Topix: Peter Maxwell Davies, Arts, Opera


Hatfield House Battle Proms raises thousands for Combat Stress

A crowd of more than 7,000 invaded Hatfield House for the 14th annual Battle Proms open air picnic concert on Saturday night.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Minnesota Public Radio

Click on Classical: Sopranos speak out, reports from the Range, and rock meets Bach

Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about a few of the stories we've been featuring on our website.


Related Topix: Bach


Review: The Classical Extravaganza Prom, St David's Hall, Cardiff

Our reviewer says it is 'completely unthinkable' that a venue that can host performances of this quality could ever be under threat of closure Before this superb opening concert in the 2014 Welsh Proms season began it seemed extraordinary to think the annual musical celebration in the nation's only purpose-built concert hall could be under threat.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, The Planets