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  1. Photo Flash: Casts of Elf, Phantom, Memphis and More Come Together for West End HeroesRead the original story

    11 hrs ago |

    WEST END HEROES, hosted by Christopher Biggins , the hugely popular star of musical theatre, screen comedies, panto dame extraordinaire and one of Britain's best-loved TV personalities, again united the country's top military musicians with even more West End performers and productions in a dazzling showcase of show-stopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling to raise funds for the Help For Heroes charity.


  2. 'Sound On Film' Theme Of Real Art Ways Matinee SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    "Singin in the Rain" is one of the movies that will be shown as part of Real Art Ways' matinee series modeled after a Film Studies 101 class. "Singin in the Rain" is one of the movies that will be shown as part of Real Art Ways' matinee series modeled after a Film Studies 101 class.


  3. Whatever Happened to Peak Oil (Energy)?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    Not so many years ago, the notion that we were running out of oil and natural gas was all the rage. In short, we had apparently discovered all the available oil and natural gas there was to discover and that in future the output of oil and natural gas would inexorably decline.


  4. Your Guide To Homecoming Week 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    After 95 years, tons of blue and white tradition, and some of the most jaw-dropping floats you've ever seen, Homecoming will be celebrated again this year with the theme " A Legacy To Shape The Future ." But when and where are these events, you ask? Say no more, here's a highlight of the many Homecoming events to take place this week: Pollock Party: The Pollock Party will kick off homecoming in the Pollock Courtyard from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This carnival-themed celebration introduces freshmen to the Penn State family and celebrates 95 years of Homecoming tradition.


  5. UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Drama of Big Band and Culture of Latin...Read the original story

    17 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Grammy Award-winning Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra as they bring together the drama of big band jazz, the culture of Latin music and the virtuosity of 18 of the world's most accomplished solo musicians, Thursday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. at UCSB's Campbell Hall Pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill - leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" - earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, he established the Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in order to bring the vital musical traditions of Afro-Latin jazz to a wider audience.


  6. Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis to Perform at EisenhowerRead the original story w/Photo

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    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will make its seventh appearance at Penn State when it performs at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Eisenhower Auditorium. The celebrated big band from the Big Apple has performed at Eisenhower more than any other touring arts group since the Center for the Performing Arts was formed in 1985.


  7. Glenn Miller Orchestra brings big band sound to GrandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | State Journal

    The big band sound of the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the Grand Theatre 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Glenn Miller originally formed his swing/jazz big band orchestra in 1938, creating his signature style and earning 70 top 10 singles and 23 number-one records in just four years. The story of Glenn Miller is known to many from the movie, "The Glenn Miller Story," starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson.


  8. BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Robert Fairchild Tribute His Idol, Gene Kelly, at CTD's Gala RehearsalRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 3 |

    Career Transition For Dancers just held its 30TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE last night, September 28.As a part of the festivities, , a New York City Ballet principal and the award-winning star of "An American In Paris" performed "A Tribute To BroadwayWorld stopped by Fairchild's rehearsal yesterday to chat with the star about dancing in the steps of Kelly. Below, check out an exclusive interview and watch clips from the tribute! Robert is a member of NYCB, where he has been enjoying his status as principal dancer for the past 5 years.


  9. Barrington Hills church to host free big band concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 2 | Daily Herald

    The Barrington United Methodist Church will host the Big Band Sound of Deerfield band as part of the church's 175th anniversary celebration. The 18-piece band will perform at the church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. The band is known for its exciting renditions of songs made famous by Glen Miller, Count Basle, Duke Ellington, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and others.


  10. Phil Woods, Saxophonist Behind Jazz Classics & Pop Hits...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | Billboard

    Phil Woods , a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon , has died. He was 83. Woods gave his last concert on Sept.


  11. Jazz Composers Alliance kicks off its 2015-16 season at the Cambridge YMCA - October 18, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | PR Log

    Celebrating its 31st year anniversary, the Jazz Composer Alliance has kept true to its roots by providing an active public forum for the presentation of new jazz works. Oct. 1, 2015 - PRLog -- Jazz Composer Alliance announces their 2015-2016 season.


  12. XANADU -- musical comedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | Gulfshore Life

    This hilarious comedy, starring Tony-nominee Eddie Mekka, is based on the 1980 cult classic film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly about a painter and his muse who find love at a roller disco in Los Angeles. Packed with shimmery, romantic pop songs by Jeff Lynne of the British arena-synth band Electric Light Orchestra and John Farrar , Xanadu is a mash-up of 40s swing and 80s punk, mortal and supernatural elements, tap dancing and roller-skating.


  13. Nephew keeps Gershwin music - and memory - alive in S.F.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | J

    Somewhere between "S'wonderful" and "Embraceable You," Michael Feinstein will take a moment during his Oct. 11 performance in San Francisco to honor Mike and Jean Strunsky. Mike Strunsky, 80, is the nephew of Ira Gershwin who, with his brother George, made up arguably the greatest songwriting team in American history.


  14. Composers Concordance Presents - Pitches At An Exhibition - CHORUS 72 - Art By Rainer GrossRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 30 | Mi2n

    Website: On October 15th, Composers Concordance continues its series 'Pitches at an Exhibition' with the art & music event 'CHORUS 72.' Presented at the innovative Gallery MC, this will feature Rainer Gross' epic series '72,' inspired by the kabbalah, plus a live performance of nearly fifty one-minute choral compositions inspired by the paintings. The eight-piece chorus will feature singers Sharon Harms, Melanie Mitrano, Eleanor Taylor, Lori Fredriks, Heather Meyers , Nate Huntley, Cole Burden, Charles Coleman and Doug Shapiro, conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo.


  15. Leading jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods dies at age 83Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 |

    Phil Woods, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died.


  16. It's Miller timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | Jerusalem Post

    It's Miller time The Glen Miller Orchestra swings into town this month By BARRY DAVIS Glenn Miller's plane may have mysteriously dropped off the radar screen more than 70 years ago, but the legacy of his orchestra and compositions lives on. In December 1944 the legendary bandleader and trombonist was on his way from England to France to entertain US troops when his plane disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.


  17. American music: Altoona symphony featuring works of George GershwinRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 30 | Altoona Mirror

    The American-themed 2015-16 concert series of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra will kick off Saturday in a celebration of the first major American orchestral composer, George Gershwin. The concert will open with Frances Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner" and feature two pieces composed by Gershwin, "An American in Paris" and "Rhapsody in Blue."


  18. Zoo News: Wine in the WildRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 | Great Bend Tribune

    The Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild event on Sept. 26 raised $7,248 for the Great Bend Zoological Society, according to sponsors.


  19. RecommNeds | The To And Fro EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 | JamBase

    You look like you could use some serious ass-grooving this week. Well, you're in luck, we're kicking off this afrobeat heavy set with Bixiga 70 and their recently released third album, appropriately titled III and funky, funky funky.


  20. Music Industry: Jazz This Week: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 | All About Jazz

    This week's schedule of jazz and creative music in St. Louis is jam-packed, with three notable big band performances, two shows benefiting an ailing elder statesman of the local jazz scene, an evening of free-form music from two intriguing improvisors, and much, much more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, September 30 The eclectic acoustic ensemble The 442s perform for the first of two nights at Jazz at the Bistro, and pianist Greg Mills plays free improv and contemporary compositions at the Tavern of Fine Arts.