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2 hrs ago | KURB-FM Little Rock

Sting, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Kevin Spacey & More Croon & Clown at 2014 Rainforest Benefit

Sting singing Italian opera? Kevin Spacey impersonating Bill Clinton ...while standing next to Bill Clinton? Paul Simon cracking jokes like a stand-up comic? It could only happen at Sting's long-running Rainforest Benefit Concert, which marked 25 years of fundraising Thursday night at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sting, Paul Simon, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Arts

6 hrs ago | Madison Magazine

A Singer without a Pedigree Gives a Life and Death Performance

As soon as you meet baritone Michael Mayes all you can see is what a genuine, warm guy he is.


Related Topix: Arts, Madison, WI, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dead Man Walking, Science Fiction Movies

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Covington Reporter

Wharton warms the heart as orchestra's principal cellist | ASO in concert

His latest task is stringing together German composer Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei, a powerful, melodic prayer - and the featured 10-minute solo in the Auburn Symphony Orchestra's April 26-27 concerts at the Auburn Performing Arts Center.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Moscow, ID, Entertainment

Colorado Daily

Boulder's String Cheese Incident to play free concert on the Hill

Boulder-bred bluegrass powerhouse String Cheese Incident today announced it will play a free show on University Hill at 6 p.m. April 28. The announcement came via a video from the band that shows keys player Kyle Hollingsworth chasing unsuspecting Boulderites around the Hill with an accordion before he declares, "This is not the same without the ... (more)


Related Topix: The String Cheese Incident, Pop/Rock, Boulder, CO, Arts

The Jewish News Weekly

Operas that outlived the Nazis to play in Walnut Creek

Interned in 1943 at Theresienstadt, the so-called "show camp" outside Prague, composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter Kien took aim at the Nazis by creating a satirical opera.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Arts, Diablo, CA, Theater

Dallas Observer

Don't Miss Fort Worth Opera's 2014 Festival, Opening This Weekend

The cast of Fort Worth Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte The 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival starts this weekend and you know what that means: time to head to Cowtown and binge-watch opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Fort Worth, TX, Classical, Bizet

Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at American Opera Projects's 25th Anniversary Gala, 5/12

On Monday, May 12, 2014, AOP hosts its 25th Anniversary Gala honoring Stephen Schwartz , composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell as well as the AOP-developed opera Sance on a Wet Afternoon that premiered at Opera Santa Barbara and ran at New York City Opera for ten performances in their 2010-11 Season.


Related Topix: Arts, Stephen Schwartz, Christian-Rock

The Age

Nicole Car as Tatyana and Dalibor Jenis as Onegin in Opera...

This striking and ingenious new production of Eugene Onegin , first staged at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden last year, is by that house's director of opera, Kasper Holten.


Related Topix: Arts, Tchaikovsky, Classical

Kent Online

Kent opera director and producer Ellen Kent brings La Boheme to...

Ellen Kent has certainly put bums on seats during the course of her tremendously successful career as an opera director more than 3.5 million of them.


Related Topix: Arts

Alice Cooper Talks Super Duper New Documentary, Re...

The new Alice Cooper documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere today at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 7 in New York City.


Related Topix: Alice Cooper, Pop/Rock, Arts, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Entertainment, Jekyll, Drama, Television

Fayetteville Free Weekly

Idle Class Magazine Releases Special Edition

The Idle Class Magazine, Arkansas' newest print and online publication showcasing the arts throughout the entire state, will celebrate the release of its new Legacy Issue on Friday, April 25, at 8:30 p.m. at The Stolen Glass in Fayetteville.


Related Topix: Magazine, AR, Arkansas, Arts, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Harrison, AR

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Concert with L.A. Phil will continue despite singer's death

Musicians at Walt Disney Concert Hall, still in shock Tuesday after the sudden death of a choral singer preparing for the West Coast premiere of Louis Andriessen's "De Materie," said they will perform as planned on Friday despite the tragedy.


Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment

North Jersey Media Group

Seeing Gold: Ridgewood's 60-member Pro Arte Chorale celebrates turning the big 50

Ridgewood-based Pro Arte Chorale is turning 50 this year with no wrinkles and a forever-young outlook.


Related Topix: Classical, The London Symphony Orchestra, Symphony, Arts, New York Philharmonic

Long Beach Opera Announces an American Soldier's Tale and a Fiddler's Tale, 5/4

Long Beach Opera's offbeat double bill provides two iconic American takes on Igor Stravinsky 's whimsical, neoclassical theater piece L'Histoire du Soldat.


Related Topix: Classical, Stravinsky, Arts, Theater, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz

Hamilton Mountain News

Special anniversary for Buchanan Park opera club

Nathalie Robinson-Evans plays Carmen in the Buchanan Park school opera club's presentation of Carmen early next month.


Related Topix: Arts

Hailsham Today

Big night out at the opera for Lewes students

As one of the privileged winners of the challenge, Ollie Jagot secured a tailor-made, behind-the-scenes experience at the Royal Opera House More than 50 students from Sussex Downs Lewes College attended the highly acclaimed Royal Opera House Design Challenge 2014 Awards event in Covent Garden.


Related Topix: Arts

the Threepenny Opera, Figaro & More Set for a Noise Within's 2014-15 Season

A Noise Within, led by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, announces its 23rd season of classic theater in Southern California.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Classical, Kurt Weill, East Pasadena, CA

the Who's Quadrophenia: Live in London DVD, Out 6/10

In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Who, Roger Daltrey, Arts, Cameras


'Looking' Star Jonathan Groff Spices Things Up at POPera

The San Francisco Opera Guild celebrated their 75th anniversary Thursday, April 10, with POPera! Departing from the opera's traditional association with foreign languages and a massive stage, POPera! took the form of a chic soiree and a lively cabaret, complete with an appearance by San Francisco golden boy, Jonathan Groff .


Related Topix: Arts

The Globe and Mail

Five highlights of the opera season

Bass-baritone Eric Owens plays Hercules in George Frederic Handel's oratorio staged by Canadian Opera Company and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Related Topix: Arts, Gaetano Donizetti, Opera, Donizetti