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Music: A powerful performance of ‘Norma’ in Palo Alto – The Mercury News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

On opening night of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” at West Bay Opera,  I found myself mesmerized by the music The orchestra performed beautifully under the baton of José Luis Moscovich, as always at West Bay Opera, and the singers were excellent, despite the entire mid-Peninsula area being covered in a pall of smoke from the North Bay fires on Friday, Oct. 13. The title role, among most opera fans, is considered…

Mipcom: Canadian Telco Bell Media Announces Innovative Music Competition Series ‘The Launch’ – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

CANNES — Bell Media has announced its next major venture into original content, an ambitious music competition series titled “The Launch.” The innovative music competition series is a result of the combined efforts of Bell Media and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group. In addition to being the nation’s largest telecom, Bell Media is among Canada’s leading content creators. The company also maintains assets in television,…

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music … – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The Hackney Empire in London announced last week that it had cancelled a performance of an opera that had come under fire from members of Britain’s east Asian community. The Golden Dragon, by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and has Chinese characters. But the cast was all white. In its statement, Hackney Empire cited its commitment to reflecting the UK’s diverse population on its…

Taylor Swift On a London Bridge … That’s Filming Now – TMZ.com

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Taylor Swift is back in action … doing a music video in the UK. Taylor was spotted filming a new video in London Saturday night, where she shot around a few different sets “Green Eggs and Ham” style … on a double-decker bus, in a cab and on a bike atop the Millennium Bridge. She’s rumored to have been spending time in London recently — even reportedly hosting a secret…

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music has a diversity problem – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The Hackney Empire in London announced last week that it had cancelled a performance of an opera that had come under fire from members of Britain’s east Asian community. The Golden Dragon, by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and has Chinese characters. But the cast was all white. In its statement, Hackney Empire cited its commitment to reflecting the UK’s diverse population on its…

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music … – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Hackney Empire in London announced last week that it had cancelled a performance of an opera that had come under fire from members of Britain’s east Asian community. The Golden Dragon, by the Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and has Chinese characters. But the cast was all white. In its statement, Hackney Empire cited its commitment to reflecting the UK’s diverse population on its…

Talk to Iris: The soothing sound of music – CapitalGazette.com

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

In times of tumult and celebration, we turn to music, sweet music. After a rocky week in our world, a packed audience was soothed by the opening night of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, now in its 56th season. We were lulled by works such as Symphony No. 8 by Antonín Dvořák and exalted by visiting Israeli soloist Vadim Gluzman performing Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The unity of instruments…

Mipcom: Universal Music France Boards ‘Love, Divina’ – Variety

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

CANNES   Following in the footsteps of “Violetta,” Universal Music France has struck a keystone deal to market “Love, Divina,” a pioneering premium teen series from Mexico’s Televisa, Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and France’s Federation Kids & Family headlined by TV and pop star, Laura Esquivel. Under the terms of the agreement, Universal Music France will market the music elements in “Love, Divina,” a daily half-hour show, under its MCA label,…

When life’s a fog, music lights the way – Citrus County Chronicle

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

+3  Earl Mills, center, who suffers from vascular dementia, strums his guitar Thursday afternoon in his home as friends Dan Callahan and Paula Bateman play alongside. Vascular dementia is an illness that causes memory loss. Matthew Beck Every other week, Earl Mills waits eagerly for his friend Paula Bateman to arrive at his home. Sometimes Paula brings another friend, Dan Callahan. As they walk…

St Vincent: Masseduction review – accessible but challenging pop – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

In 1978, the porn mag Hustler ran one of the most infamous magazine covers in history – a woman’s legs sticking out of a meat-grinder. It played on the idea that the publication treated women like sides of beef (something a Larry Flynt cover line disingenuously protested against). Annie Clark doesn’t actually reproduce this specific image in any of the high-concept artwork for her fifth album. But in the recent video for Los…

When life’s a fog, music lights the way – Citrus County Chronicle

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

+3  Earl Mills, center, who suffers from vascular dementia, strums his guitar Thursday afternoon in his home as friends Dan Callahan and Paula Bateman play alongside. Vascular dementia is an illness that causes memory loss. Matthew Beck Every other week, Earl Mills waits eagerly for his friend Paula Bateman to arrive at his home. Sometimes Paula brings another friend, Dan Callahan. As they walk…

Mipcom: Universal Music France Boards ‘Love, Divina’ – Variety

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

CANNES   Following in the footsteps of “Violetta,” Universal Music France has struck a keystone deal to market “Love, Divina,” a pioneering premium teen series from Mexico’s Televisa, Argentina’s Pol-ka Producciones and France’s Federation Kids & Family headlined by TV and pop star, Laura Esquivel. Under the terms of the agreement, Universal Music France will market the music elements in “Love, Divina,” a daily half-hour show, under its MCA label,…

It’s been 70 years since Chuck Yeager’s historic flight — here’s what it was like to break the sound barrier – Markets Insider

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager with the X-1. USAF On October 14, 1947, US Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager flew a Bell X-1 experimental plane at Mach 1 some 40,000 feet over the Mojave Desert, becoming the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound. The journey to that flight started in late 1943, at a conference hosted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which was…

Bedouine review – a wandering star is born – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

There have always been talented singers and nice tunes; while some artists are all about virtuosity, others rely on atmosphere. It’s rare, however, to stumble across such a beguiling confluence of voice, delivery, song-writing and vibes as you find in Bedouine, a mesmerising 33-year-old folk singer, still a cult act but deserving of much wider acclaim. When she walks on stage in this pub back room, the LA-dweller actually resembles…

It’s been 70 years since Chuck Yeager’s historic flight — here’s what it was like to break the sound barrier – Markets Insider

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager with the X-1. USAF On October 14, 1947, US Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager flew a Bell X-1 experimental plane at Mach 1 some 40,000 feet over the Mojave Desert, becoming the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound. The journey to that flight started in late 1943, at a conference hosted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which was…

Music To Make You Feel Okay When The News Is Emotionally Exhausting – Refinery29

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

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New audio adds to mystery of attacks on US diplomats – CNNPolitics – CNN

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

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