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  1. Notable CDsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | World Magazine

    Baptiste Pawlik is a 32-year-old German violinist whose way with his instrument bespeaks a winsome cultural awareness and ecumenism at one with the stylistic flexibility of his supporting orchestra. His taste in Christmas music skews toward pop, but it does so with a virtuosity that renders his transitions to the sacred every bit as lyrical as they are seamless.


  2. Brian Setzer and his big band put the swing into some holiday classicsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    "After making two [Christmas] records I thought I was done," the singer-guitarist said by phone. "I thought, 'How many songs are left?' But there's a ton of them.


  3. Illuminated Athens prepares for Christmas, sends message of solidarityRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The Municipality of Athens kicked off the Christmas season with its annual lighting ceremony in the Greek capital's main square on Tuesday, sending a message of hope and peaceful coexistence. Mayor of Athens Yiorgos Kaminis gave the signal for the official illumination of the city center and welcomed the holiday season which will be marked with a series of festivities.


  4. Merry MoJO at the UURead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Harbor Times Soup

    The Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra, also known as MoJO, will perform a holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St. The 18-piece big band will play an extraordinary mix of modern and traditional jazz and holiday favorites. All ages are welcome to listen, dance and sing along.


  5. To Do Today: Tango Glories, The Heavy Pets, and Ray, Goodman, and BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | City Paper

    The languages and ways in which we communicate help form our identities and impact our connection with others. Argentine director Oliver Kolker examines this idea in his latest film, Tango Glories , which focuses on the relationship between FermA n , an 85-year-old psychiatric patient at a Buenos Aires hospital who only speaks in lyrics from tango songs, and Ezequiel , the doctor who takes an interest in his case .


  6. UCI Jazz Orchestra RebornRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | New University

    As I took my seat for the fall performance, I admittedly had low expectations. Last Wednesday, however, was not the same jazz ensemble that took the stage at Winifred Smith Hall eight months ago.


  7. Video premiere: Brian Setzer's "Yabba-Dabba Yuletide"Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBS News

    ... catchy (and might we add, fun!) song "Yabba-Dabba Yuletide," which shows off the classic Brian Setzer Orchestra big-band horn sound that makes you want to grab a partner and dance. Setzer told CBS News that the song came to him when he was ...


  8. Sky Performing Arts annual WWII big band production returns at Wagner centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

    Sky Performing Arts brings is bringing back its big band production "In the Mood" again this year, with the Wagner Performing Arts Center serving as a new venue Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13. The show recreates what a USO show presented to troops during World War II would have been like, with 17-piece big band Sky Notes Orchestra to take audience members on a journey through time through music.


  9. Clarity in the RainRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Flat Hat

    Until this past weekend, I've only said this to friends who had had their long-distance relationships broken . In the past week, unfortunately, I've said this for far more serious reasons.


  10. Orchestra Pays Tribute to John Coltrane at Symphony HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Wynton Marsalis fan club

    ... as a demonstration of just how "out-there" a jazz musician could take a relatively simple pop song. However, in its big-band arrangement by saxophonist Ted Nash, the song lost some of the angular spontaneity that originally made it such a ...


  11. Weinstein Bringing 'Singin' in the Rain' to BroadwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NBC New York

    The famed film producer, who has invested in a number of musicals in the past, will produce his second Broadway musical next fall, following the critically panned but commercially successful "Finding Neverland." For Weinstein's second time at bat, he'll team up with the the Thtre du Chtelet in Paris, bringing their production of "Singin' in the Rain" across the pond.


  12. Harvey Weinstein Bringing Singin' In The Rain To BroadwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    The stage show will be based on the 1952 movie, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, and it will be directed by Robert Carsen, who enjoyed success behind the scenes with My Fair Lady in 2010 and 2013 at the French production house. "Theatre du Chatelet's productions have long been internationally recognised for their high quality and progressive interpretations," Weinstein says.


  13. 'Singin' in the Rain' to Splash Down on BroadwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Hollywood Reporter

    Weinstein Live Entertainment is teaming with Theatre du Chatelet to bring the Paris production based on the beloved Gene Kelly musical to New York in 2016. Following the trajectory of last season's Tony-winning hit, An American in Paris , another beloved Gene Kelly movie-musical will make the jump to Broadway next year when Singin' in the Rain comes to town.


  14. Harvey Weinstein Looks to Get Splashy With Broadway-Bound Singin' in the RainRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Broadway

    Get happy again! Movie mega-producer Harvey Weinstein will team up with Thtre du Chtelet to bring the latter's production of Singin' in the Rain to Broadway in 2016. No word yet on the theater the musical will play at or confirmed dates.


  15. Stage Tube: Osu Marching Band Performs 'The Sound of Music' at Halftime ShowRead the original story

    Monday |

    The Ohio State University Marching Band performs at Ohio State football games and other events during the fall semester. The 225-piece "Pride of the Buckeyes" is one of the few college all-brass-and-percussion bands in the U.S. and is acknowledged as the largest of its type in the world.


  16. Gigs and concerts in Wales in November and DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | IcNetwork

    From rock bands to classical boy bands, there's a gig to suit any taste around Wales as we head into December There's yet another eclectic mix of live shows on offer around Wales as we head into the end of the year. From old favourites making a return to boy bands with a difference, we've selected a number of gig highlights for you, in case you are looking for a last minute concert pick-me-up.


  17. More With Mydolls: "Being Yourself Is Always In Fashion"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Houston Press

    Over the last decade, Mydolls have rejuvenated themselves by branching deep into local music again.


  18. Ho Ho Ho it's MoJORead the original story

    Saturday Nov 21 | Bangor Daily News

    Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra will perform a holiday concert Saturday December 5 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast . The 18 piece big band will play an extraordinary mix of modern and traditional jazz and holiday favorites.


  19. Music with Multiple HyphensRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | WNYC-AM New York

    Ordinarily, the music one hears on New Sounds has a lot of hyphens in it as one tries to describe it, but for this show, the hyphens have multiplied at least eight-fold. Listen to blends of world music, minimalism, chamber music, jazz, rock and post-rock, big band, Ethio-jazz, folk music from the world over, Celtic, Latin jazz - all coming together in various combinations for the featured pieces.


  20. Shapiro to play Christmas VillageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | The Advertiser News (South)

    The Jefferson Arts Committee will welcome jazz pianist Henry “Hank” Shapiro to Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 5, where he will perform at 2 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 153 Milton Road, Milton/Oak Ridge. A pianist all his life, Henry began his career in 1936 at the age of 16 with his own big band, The Henry Shapiro Orchestra.