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India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

Mr Iyengar was admitted to hospital last week and died early on Wednesday following kidney problems, doctors treating him said.


Related Topix: Fitness, Yoga

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Tue Aug 19, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

John Legends gives his all at L.A.a s Greek Theatre

What: “What's Going On,” a salute to Marvin Gaye and Motown, featuring John Legend with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Related Topix: Motown, Marvin Gaye, Soul, R-N-B, John Legend, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Grammy Awards, Music!, Music

Park Record

Festival promotes film-music compositions and composers

Film-score composer Hummie Mann will give three seminars during the Park City Film Music Festival that will be held at The Prospector Inn and Conference Center from Aug. 23 through Aug. 30. The event will also feature film screenings and live performances by the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra.


Related Topix: Events, Beethoven, Murder in the First, Drama Movies, Thriller, Symphony, Arts, Utah


Allen & Heath iLive On Rick Wakeman Anniversary Tour

An Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system recently managed FOH on a tour marking the 40th anniversary of the release of Rick Wakeman's landmark concept album, Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.


Related Topix: Rick Wakeman, Progressive-Rock

Monterey County Herald

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Organist Welch gives Steinbeck-themed concert

James Welch, hailed as California's foremost concert organist, has performed in this region numerous times in recent decades.


Related Topix: The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Vocal, John Steinbeck, The Mission (San Francisco, CA), Religion, Episcopal Church, Salinas, CA

Dallas Morning News

Met Opera deal has surprise finale: cuts for both sides

In the end, the Metropolitan Opera and two of its unions agreed that to avoid the calamities that have silenced swaths of the classical music world, they would have to scale back.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera


Rising classical music star releases a new summer album

The winner of the 2013 Classic Brit Breakthrough Artist award Amy Dickson releases her album 'A Summer Place' inspired by the 1960s and the south of France.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Sarah Brightman Adds More Asian Dates To DREAMCHASER International Tour

Internationally celebrated recording artist, performer and vocalist Sarah Brightman continues her new space-themed DREAMCHASER tour this month and new dates have been added to the schedule this week.


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Juan Rodriguez: Make music, not categories

Is it rock or is it jazz? Is it heavy metal or death metal? Is it trip-hop or ambient, dance hall or ballroom, lounge or emo? Grunge or jangle pop? Is it neo-psychedelic or dream pop or math rock or paisley underground or, simply, shoegazing? Is it minimalist classical or postmodern baroque? Hey, let's call it fusion! Yeah, but what category of ... (more)


Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Rodriguez, Inventions, Science / Technology

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Synaesthesia festival brings classical music to light at Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art

A music festival like no other took over Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art over the weekend, in an orchestrated fusion of bright lights and classical music.


Related Topix: Violent Femmes, Pop/Rock, Symphony, Arts, Dance

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Summer Singers of Kansas City handle Handel handily

Saturday night was the first performance of the sixteenth season summit event, an all George Frederic Handel program, presented at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral.


Bangkok Post

Mozart masterclass at the ...

Violin legend Dmitry Sitkovetsky delivered power and passion with both a baton and a Stradivarius during a rare Bangkok appearance earlier this month Over the past four decades, violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, now 60, has built up a reputation as one of classical music's elite virtuosos and has been consistently engaged to perform with the world's ... (more)


Related Topix: Mozart, Symphony, Sibelius

Hispanic Business

Drink and drugs blight classical musicians' lives, says ex-cellist

Addiction is blighting the lives of many classical musicians as they grapple with performance anxiety and antisocial hours, a cellist has said.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Anxiety, Health

LA Daily News

Adamsa a earthquake romancea or a opera-musical hybrida to be presented

John Adams is America's foremost living composer and, as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Creative Chair, certainly looms large on the Southern California classical music scene.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, John Adams, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Minnesota Public Radio

Click on Classical: Musical brain surgery, a horn story, and a conductor swimsuit competition

Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we're featuring on our website.


Related Topix: Minnesota Orchestra, Symphony, Arts, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Opera star Albanese dies aged 105

Famous for her interpretations of the title roles in Puccini's Madame Butterfly, and Verdi's Tosca, Albanese was revered worldwide.


Related Topix: Albany, NY, Arts, Opera, Verdi, Luciano Pavarotti


Celebrate BBC Proms with a Mary Poppins medley

Best get warming up those vocal chords as BBC Proms will be rounding off its classical season in spectacular style with a big screen singalong to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


Related Topix: Bryn Terfel

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Gazette

Saratoga race season a great time to hear classical music

By Bethany Bump Gazette Reporter On first listen, a piece of music can make Christian Macelaru smile.


Review: OSM's Classical Spree a great way to discover music

When a weekend leaves you shaking at the doctor's with bloodshot eyes and dehydration, it's not usually because of classical music.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

The New Zealand Herald

Classical review: Swirling mood changes captured well

After the disappointment of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's last visit, with a thrown-together programme of music inspired by Shakespeare, punctuated by the relentless spiel of conductor Alexander Shelley, its Friday concert was a welcome return to form.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts