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1 hr ago | Playbill

Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group Sues Michael Cohl Over Canceled Jesus Christ Superstar Tour

The Really Useful Group, the producing and rights licensing company that oversees the works of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber , has announced plans to take legal action against producer-promoter Michael Cohl following the collapse of a U.S. arena tour of Jesus Chris Superstar earlier this year.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber

5 hrs ago | Lynn News

King's Lynn Festival is one to savour

Lynn Festival organisers are delighted with the quality of this year's wide-ranging programme, described as "a festival to remember".


Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

10 hrs ago |

Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods Extends Through August at The Old Globe

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts, Stephen Sondheim, San Diego, CA, Balboa Park (San Diego, CA), 9

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Tanglewood legend Leonard Bernstein honored with bronze bust

As a tribute to one of Tanglewood's most prominent guiding spirits for 50 years, a bronze bust of the late composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein was unveiled Monday at Tanglewood.


Related Topix: Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Symphony, Arts, New York, Amherst College, Aaron Copland

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Review: Classics mix with musicals in Cal Phila s a Magica concert

Victor Vener, the California Philharmonic's founder and conductor, has always had a flair for mixing the popular world with the classic: Imagine seeing Richard Wagner's “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” on the same marquee with, say, “Star Wars.” His critical facilities let all kinds of works compete: Aaron Copland ... (more)


Related Topix: Aaron Copland

New funding to bring more classical music concerts to retirement homes

There's no question that the hodgepodge of gardens along CP Rail's Arbutus corridor are charming and no doubt that homeowners prefer gardens and a leafy walkway to trains.


Related Topix: Symphony

Carlos Nunez benefit concert for Spanish Peaks Festival

Famed Galician piper Carlos Nunez and his five piece band are offering a concert Sunday August 10 to benefit the Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival.


Related Topix: Spain, World News,

News Shopper

Classical music prodigy Chloe Hanslip to join Kent's young musicians in concert

Chloe was a child prodigy who began playing the violin aged two and performed solo at the Purcell Room on the Southbank aged four.


Related Topix: Arts, Symphony

The Age


Brescianello's Symphony in C Major opened the first half, with the work offering rather unremarkable material to work with, despite the orchestra's earnestness.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Bangkok Post

The Day the Music Died

As elsewhere, music in India has its origins in religion. Hymns sung to the temple gods eventually began to be organised into ragas.


Related Topix: Ravi Shankar, Bollywood

The Age

Bo Skovhus: wide expressive range and vocal control.

With the backdrop of a blue-sky Sydney winter afternoon, Danish baritone Bo Skovhus had his work cut out putting across Schubert's great metaphor in his last Winterreise .


Related Topix: Schubert

Sun Jul 27, 2014

DNA India

Young turks spell promise for classical music tradition

The bhairavi marks a concert finale. That rule was broken on a popular demand by the audience, who wouldn't let kirana-gharana vocalist Jayteerth Mevundi, leave the stage at the Pancham Nishad organised a two-day concert - Classical & Beyond.


Redlands Daily Facts

Los Angeles Philharmonic director scores his first movie soundtrack

What: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conclude the Americas & Americans festival with a celebration of film composers and a special guest performance by Gustavo Santaolalla and a suite from Dudamel's own score to “Libertador.


Related Topix: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Conductor, Arts, Opera, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

The Washington Post

a Silaa charms with familiar tropes

Brass players stood like sentinels along the edge of an upthrust triangle of grass against the backdrop of a New York cityscape gilded by the late sun.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Richard Wagner, Symphony, Music, Travel, Entertainment

Red Bank Green

Red Bank: a Band of Beethovens

The largest rhythm-keeping force in the free world, the US Army Field Band deploys to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre on Monday, for a free public concert.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military



Talk show with Aled Jones. Up-and-coming girl band Neon Jungle chat and perform, plus Aled meets more amazing people from around the world in Talking in the Air.


Related Topix: Aled Jones

Kent Online

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber supports an Estuary Airport on the Isle of Grain

His musicals have run in the West End for decades, but a British composer would close the curtains on Heathrow airport in favour of an estuary airport.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Arts, Opera, United Kingdom,


Marilyn Horne in Fiesta Spirit As Honorary La Diva of Old Spanish Days

The Music Academy of the West joined the Fiesta spirit for the first time this year, partnering with Old Spanish Days to recognize legendary opera singer Marilyn Horne as part of her 80th birthday celebration and honoring her as "La Diva of Old Spanish Days."


Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Long Beach, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Gerard Schwarz takes a turn conducting the United States Marine Band

Last March Naxos released a recording in their Wind Band Classics series of Gerard Schwarz conducting the United States Marine Band .


Patti LuPone Remembers Elaine Stritch in TIME Magazine Piece - 'I've Seen Greatness'

In it, she talks about meeting Stritch at Sardi's, working together on 30 ROCK, singing "Ladies Who Lunch" straight to her at Stephen Sondheim 's birthday celebration in 2010, and an answering machine message from Stritch -- "a validation from Elaine to me" -- that ensures LuPone will always have a memory of the actress.


Related Topix: Elaine Stritch, Patti LuPone, 30 Rock, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Stephen Sondheim