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2 hrs ago | Gramophone

Classical Music Awards 2014 category winners revealed

After months of deliberation and hours of listening, the category winners for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014 - presented in association with EFG International - are revealed The thousands of our readers who enjoyed exploring the Gramophone Shortlist digimag will know what a strong line-up of recordings were in the running for this ... (more)


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6 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Shakespeare loses to modern musical treatment

There seems to be an agreement among current composers of what they insist on calling "operas" to avoid anything that sounds like a melody.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Theatrical Throwback Thursday: Lauren Bacall Fetes Bernstein Via Sondheim

Today we celebrate an unforgettable entertainment moment enacted by the stage and screen star that the world lost last week at age 89, Lauren Bacall .


New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In Into the Woods

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Stephen Sondheim, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

301 Moved Permanently

September concert guide for suburban Chicago

Families can head down to the beach to celebrate the end of summer with swimming, food live music, luau dances and a fire show.


Related Topix: The English Beat, Ska, Black Entertainment, Soul, Smokey Robinson, Symphony, Arts, The Orchestra, Big-Band

San Bernardino County Sun

Review: Cal Phila s vocal soloists, guitarist are superb in a Broadway and Boleroa

With an entertaining combination of well-known classical works and Broadway show tunes, the California Philharmonic Orchestra and its Maestro Victor Vener ended their 18th season Sunday afternoon at Walt Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles with a concert appropriately titled “Broadway and Bolero.” The concert, which had also been ... (more)


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Walt Disney, Vocal, Ravel

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Review: Long Beach Operaa s earthquake show is musically fascinating but falls short of anything more

Ironically, there was a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Napa Valley within 24 hours.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Los Angeles, CA, Arts, Opera, Northridge, CA, John Adams

BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' Swan Esther (Original...

In October of 1980, Nick Munns sent an unsolicited tape of five songs to legendary London theatre agent David Land, who had managed the early careers of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice .


Related Topix: Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber

New York Post

Adorable elephants dance to classical music

Two elephants began dancing when a Wisconsin violinist serenaded them with classical Bach, in an adorable moment that has gone viral on YouTube.


Related Topix: Bach, Baraboo, WI

Denver Westword

The JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Shows Are Now an 'Experience,' Not a Festival

The word "festival" carries some tricky connotations for the organizers of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, or JAS.


Related Topix: Horowitz, Carrie Underwood

All About Jazz

Take Five With Ana Velinova

Meet Ana Velinova: Jazz vocalist and songwriter Ana Velinova has inspired audiences around the world with her wide range arstistic talents.


Related Topix: Take Five, Jazz, Mozart, Stravinsky, Bob Moses, Don Thompson, Bulgaria, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

United Nations

Singer Sami Yusuf joins roster of UN Global Ambassadors Against Hunger

"I am honoured and delighted that Sami is adding his powerful voice to the push for zero hunger," said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin in a statement to the press.


Related Topix: Sami Yusuf

The Independent

Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander's career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright.


Related Topix: The London Symphony Orchestra, Symphony, Arts

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Disney's 'Into the Woods' Won't Be as Squeaky Clean as You Think

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Disney's upcoming Into the Woods movie ever since news of the stage-to-screen adaptation first broke.


Related Topix: Stephen Sondheim, Nine, Entertainment

Lord of the Rings tops poll of movie scores

Howard Shore's 'Lord of the Rings' soundtrack has topped a Classic FM poll of the nation's favourite score.


Related Topix: John Williams

The New Zealand Herald

Album review: Dussek and Beethoven

It is difficult to be too disdainful of the earlier work, a real glitterfest that does not allow a slow movement to dampen its merry fun.


Related Topix: Beethoven, Mozart

Tune into classical music

The autumn season at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis gets underway on 4 September with the return of Concerts in the West and their classical music evenings, this time blending the sounds of violin and harpsichord, which will include pieces from Bach to Handel.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

Carl Thiel Reveals The Dark Musical Secrets To 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

About a year ago, "Machete Kills" was about to open in theaters and I had the privilege to interview composer Carl Thiel, who took on the scoring duties to that film and wrote a fun and exciting work working with Writer, Director and Producer Robert Rodriguez.


Related Topix: Machete, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, Alba, Hot Chicks, Bruce Willis, Blues, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson

International Business Times

60-Year-Old Woman Carried a Foetus For Three Decades, Doctors Removed the Skeletal Remains

Kantabai Gunvant Thakre is a 60-year-old woman who was experiencing terrible stomachache two months ago.


Related Topix: Arlington, TX, Abortion, Focus on the Family

Classical roots finally flower for Loverboy keyboardist Doug Johnson

By the 1960s, Johnson was playing keyboards in rock 'n' roll bands, by 1980 he was in Loverboy and about to become part of a long-term success story.


Related Topix: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Chopin