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58 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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.


3 hrs ago | 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

Berkshire Eagle

Tanglewood: Nelsons departs on note of triumph

Andris Nelsons concluded his Tanglewood stay in triumph Sunday with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which proved symbolic because of its struggle to reach that conclusion.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Beethoven, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell, Brahms, Entertainment

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Site-specific art: John Adams at Greater Reston Arts Center

An art lesson from John Adams. Here is an instance when the catalogue picture doesn't tell the entire story.


Related Topix: John Adams

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 7/13/2014 - 7/20/2014

Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 7/13/2014 - 7/20/2014.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Weather, New York Philharmonic, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY

Blogio Oddio

Happy Birthday, Mozart

Celebrating the 258th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Music License: Various licenses; see individual tracks Image: tweaked photo of painting of little Wolfie circa 1763 by Jean-Baptiste Greuze Artist Location: Germany, France, Austria


Related Topix: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

CBS 3 Springfield

Nearly 6,000 attend Jehovah's Witness convention

Nearly 6,000 people have gathered at the University of Massachusetts campus for the annual convention of Jehovah's witnesses.


Related Topix: Religion, Jehovah's Witness, Jehovah's Witnesses, Amherst, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

WNYC-AM New York

A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain

If you're a classical guitarist, it may be impossible to resist the pull of one iconic piece: the Concierto de Aranjuez by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo .


Related Topix: Rodrigo, Joaquin Rodrigo

Sat Jul 19, 2014

New York Daily News

Shia's having La-rough time

There were signs that Shia LaBeouf was on a downward cycle long before his messy arrest in New York City last month.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Shia LaBeouf, Lower East Side (New York, NY), Stephen Sondheim, Theater, Arts, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Entertainment

BBC News

VIDEO: Iranian musician on blending East and West

The son of acclaimed Iranian singer Shahram Nazeri, he went to New York City to study composing and conducting classical music.


Related Topix: Shahram Nazeri, Vocal