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1 hr ago | 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

BBC News

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories are taking part before a 40,000-strong crowd and a global TV audience up up to one billion people.

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Related Topix: Torchwood, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, John Barrowman

Trend Hunter Magazine

Classical Pop Culture Ads - The Multicines Cultural Journeys Campaign ...

A series of classical pop culture ads is bringing attention to the importance of live arts to younger generations.

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Related Topix: Ecuador, World News, Rodrigo

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Arts, Poetry

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

The Age

classical-music-dinks

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

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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