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  1. Planters Bank Presents to feature Singing in the Rain at the Roxy...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Clarksville Online

    This movie will be shown this Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 2:00pm. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.

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  2. Why 'Moonlight' is the Oscar best picture winner we deserve - and 'La La Land' is lameRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    "La La Land" is forgettable. Yes, it will probably win best picture when the Oscars are handed out on February 26, because it's practically designed for the Academy Awards.

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  3. La La Land and the Hollywood film musicalRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OUPblog

    Say what you will about the strong fan base of La La Land and its probable domination of the upcoming Oscars after sweeping so many of the guild awards, not to mention the critical backlash against it that I have seen in the press and among scholars on Facebook, but Damien Chazelle certainly knows the history of the Hollywood film musical . The allusions to An American in Paris, Singin' in the Rain , Funny Face , and Sweet Charity are pretty apparent, as is the homage to the French homage to Hollywood, Young Girls of Rochefort.

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  4. Black Box Jazz presents the Kenny Hadley Big BandRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music, and event venue, presents a Big Band Brunch with the renowned Kenny Hadley Big Band on Sunday, March 5. The critically acclaimed 16-piece ensemble, led by drummer Kenny Hadley, boasts masterful musicians with performance ties to Big Band legends Woody Herman, Count Basie , Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich and more. The band has shared the stage with such notables as the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra and has hosted guest soloists including Clark Terry and Louie Bellson.

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  5. BWW Review: an American in Paris at Theater under the StarsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Take a score by George and Ira Gershwin, a motion picture from the Golden Age of MGM, add lighting, design, and choreography by some of the best of contemporary Broadway, stir in a superbly-talented cast, and voila , a perfect souffl of a musicalthat walked away with the Tonys in the 2014/15 Broadway season. Adapting film musicals to Broadway is always fraught with peril, and the real successes can be counted on one hand.

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  6. Bay Area Cabaret Announces March ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BroadwayWorld.com

    Bay Area Cabaret continues its acclaimed series at the Venetian Room at Fairmont San Francisco with two special shows in March-one a tribute to cabaret as a distinctive art form, and the other a return engagement for two of the most popular Bay Area Cabaret artists. On March 5 at 5:00 pm, A Cabaret Spectacular will celebrate the art of cabaret performance featuring some of the finest cabaret performers from across the nation.

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  7. Must Do Brisbane: Sleeping Beauty comes to BrisbaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sydney Morning Herald

    Brisbane's world class circus ensemble Circa team up with Merrigong Theatre Co to bring this breath-taking new circus-theatre show to the Powerhouse Theatre stage. Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm.

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  8. New in the KUCI Jazz LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | KUCI-FM Irvine

    Fronting an ensemble New York's finest, , Haidu propels this set of tunes with fanatical energy and controlled fervor. His playing sounds so authentic, so impassioned, so committed, so unselfconscious, that whether he is swinging hard, or laying back in the cut, you trust what he has to say.

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  9. Hamilton in 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | The Memphis Flyer

    The good news : Hamilton 's coming to the Orpheum. The less good news: It won't be showing up until the 2018-19 Broadway season rolls around.

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  10. Enjoy Big Band Sounds with the Capital Jazz Orchestra in April at the CCARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The Big Band sounds of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are revived as jazz clarinet master and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski teams up with the Capital Jazz Orchestra at the historic Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord on Sunday, April 2 for "Artie, Benny, Woody". Tickets are currently on sale starting at $20, plus any applicable fees for phone/Internet sales.

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  11. 'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Bangor Daily News

    From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood scrambling to dust off its dancing shoes.

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  12. Belle singing "Belle" in Beauty & the Beast... get your Disney onRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Ain't It Cool News

    Hey folks, Harry here - and I'm watching THE PIRATE with Gene Kelly, Judy Garland and the Nicholas Brothers - and I got an email ping about this clip from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, so here I am posting! We've been waiting for a full on musical moment from the film - and they're giving us Belle's trip to town. I don't know about you, but every second of the animated version is burned into my mind and I think BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is going to be at least a two viewing movie for me, because - as you'll see by watching this clip, you'll be... bothered by the little changes, like a Big Mac in Amsterdam... but upon second viewing of the clip - you'll find yourself a little more delighted by it.

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  13. SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The performance features the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra with 18 of the country's top musicians, conducted by Terry Myers, and with Special Guest Vocalist Nancy Osborne. Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated jazz bandleader of his day.

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  14. Capital City Jazz Orchestra performing outside the Dylan Thomas Centre.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | This is South Wales

    JAZZ vibes will ring out in the maritime quarter once again this summer with the return of a popular showcase event which has established itself in a short time. Swansea International Jazz Festival returns for the fourth year from June 15 to 18, with over 50 events taking place at 15 venues on land and one on the water.

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  15. Northwood Brass warm up to St. James Anglican Church on wonderful winter afternoon for musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | Muskoka Today

    The same year Canada came into being, Anglican congregants in Gravenhurst were setting up their first parish on Hotchkiss Street just off Muskoka Road. To mark the occasion church members are holding a number of events, culuminating in a dinner at the Seniors' Centre this summer.

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  16. The Next Page: An Oscar for 'La La Land'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Post-gazette.com

    Until that point, I was all in on this throwback to classic Hollywood musicals. The opening number, "Another Day of Sun," was cheery and featured people dancing in unison on top of gridlocked cars on a Los Angeles highway.

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  17. Master of movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Denton Record-Chronicle

    Denton Dance Conservatory will host a master class in musical theater dance on Saturday, and the local studio is bringing in a teacher with skill and a family history of dance excellence. Colleen Kelly Beaman will lead the master class for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 11 and older at 10 a.m. Saturday at the conservatory, 4103 Mesa Drive.

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  18. Mark Morris, taking a lyrical turnaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | The Washington Post

    ... stop her. Morris has always loved to sing. Growing up in Seattle, he sang at home with his family. His parents were big-band fans, and that's when he heard the vintage pop songs that would inspire "Dancing Honeymoon." He sang in the chorus all ...

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  19. Historian to discuss settlement of blacks in southern AlbertaRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 18 | Lethbridge Herald

    In stories from Alberta's pioneering days, rancher John Ware is often recalled as the only African-American who became famous. Right now, during Black History Month, we're hearing a little about Amber Valley, a small community near Athabasca created by black settlers more than 100 years ago.

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  20. RECORDING: Ben Markley Big Band - "Clockwise: The Music of Cedar...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | All About Jazz

    Performing iconic compositions such as "Hindsight," "Bolivia," and "Holy Land," Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver -area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. "...to hear a big band's interpretation of Cedar's music has to be the most beautiful thing I have ever heard in my life!... I know Cedar is beaming at the results!!"—Martha Walton Ben Markley, a jazz pianist, has performed with .

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