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Sanford Sylvan, Baritone Who Created Major Opera Roles, Dies at 65 – The New...

Supported by Sanford Sylvan, Baritone Who Created Major Opera Roles, Dies at 65ImageThe baritone Sanford Sylvan as Chou En-lai in the world premiere of John Adams’s “Nixon in China” at the Houston Grand Opera in 1987. Mr. Sylvan “was my muse,” Mr. Adams said.CreditCreditJim Caldwell, via Houston Grand OperaBy Zachary Woolfe Feb. 1, 2019Sanford Sylvan, the American baritone whose introspective eloquence and serene yet commanding presence put him at the center of some of the most important operati..

San Antonio only Texas city for classical music star Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project –...

Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Photo: Graham Hughes /Associated Press Photo: Graham Hughes /Associated Press Image 1 of / 68 Caption Close Image 1 of 68 Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Photo: Graham Hughes /Associated Press San Antonio only Texas city for classical musi..

The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018 – The New York Times

Supported by The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018Listen to our favorite albums of the year, music from the 15th century to the 21st. ImageBy Anthony Tommasini, Joshua Barone, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, David Allen, Seth Colter Walls and Zachary Woolfe Dec. 13, 2018A flood of recordings — the best efforts of our favorite artists — lands each year in our mailboxes and streaming services. Somehow, we winnowed our favorites down to 25 albums (O.K., 26, if you look carefully), music from the 15th century to the 21st — each represented by a t..

Ryan Speedo Green: From juvenile delinquency to opera stardom – 60 Minutes – CBS...

As a 12-year-old in Virginia, Ryan Speedo Green was the author of an impressive rap sheet. He was so violent he was banished to a class for delinquents. And when he couldn't be contained there, he was sent to a juvenile lockup. Those who knew the boy with the unusual name, could see that the child was writing a tragedy. Now, as a man, tragedy has become the dominant theme in his life, but in a way that no one could have imagined. The high priest in the temple of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, is Ryan Speedo Green, starring in Rossini's "Semiramide." Green blessed the hall with a voice that reaches from bass to baritone. Ryan Speedo Green performs Metropolitan Opera At age 32, he is a member of the Vienna State Opera and performs on stages of the world in German, French, English and Italian. Some call his sound a gift, but that sells short the life of struggle, and the sacrifices of others, that lifted him to the high altar of success. Ryan Speedo Green: I lived in a t..

This Utah artist built 31 of Lehi High’s impressive theater sets — all for...

LEHI — When Randy Blackburn approached Mindy Nelsen about working on the Lehi High School theater sets, she brushed off the offer, thinking he was just a well-intentioned parent who would take too much time to train. But when she got in a pinch working on the school’s 2009 “Children of Eden” production, the drama teacher and director reconsidered. “I was thinking I could do it all,” Nelsen recalled. “He finally said, ‘Just let me help you.’” Qiling Wang, Deseret News Randy Blackburn watch..

US movie theater chains fear Justice Department review may hit profits

Monday, November 12, 2018 8:33 a.m. CST By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. movie theater chains fear that a Justice Department review of little-known mid-century rules may result in studios getting free rein to force them to show unpopular movies in exchange for getting blockbuster releases, threatening their profits. Before the rules went into effect, studios commonly sold multiple films to theaters as a package. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1948 ruled against the practice, called "blo..

Theater Review: ‘The New One’

Humor is, as someone once said, a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one's bottom. And that would be a perfect way to describe Mike Birbiglia's solo show "The New One." Getting right down to the bottom of things - literally and figuratively - is Birbiglia's great talent. Solo shows are always a challenge, particularly on Broadway. Audiences used to seeing splashy extravaganzas expect a lot of bang for the big bucks they have to shell out. But a go..

Charli XCX flaunts endless pins in seriously hot snaps as she teases new music

The UK singer songwriter has taken a long hiatus from releasing her new album and has been focusing on her mixtapes instead. After two mixtapes were recorded in a year, loyal fans are now waiting for the star to drop her leaked singles. Charli confirmed that she will be releasing singles Focus and No Angel as a combination and took to Instagram to announce the release date. The star posed in a variety of skimpy outfits while she captioned the pictures: "IMAGINE IF I JUST DROPPED FOCUS/NO ANGEL TOMORROW??? WOULD U DIE? ps here’s some pics of me in underwear and stuff [sic]." INSTAGRAM / CHARL..

Demi Lovato gives heart-wrenching performance after relapse admission

After preforming the single Sober live, Demi looked close to tears as her fans sang the personal track back to her. When Demi announced the track, thousands of fans showered her with messages of support, as well as A-listers who applauded her ability to admit that she had relapsed. The 25-year-old took to Twitter to prove that she recognised the dedication from her fans, by posting a short video of her admiring her 'Lovatics'. During the video, the Sober instrumental played, while Demi complimented her screaming fans. GETTY HEARTFELT: The singer gave a heartfelt performance of th..

Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston to mime at gigs as she battles mouth cancer

Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston, 57, confirmed she will have to mime at her gigs as she is battling mouth cancer. The singer has recorded her vocals in preperation for surgery as she won't be able to sing at her shows during recovery. Revealing that for her operation she will need to have a part of her tongue removed, she has confirmed that it will be a little while before she can return to singing live on stage. GETTY REUNION: The pair reformed in 2004 after Jay left the band in 1985 The star explained to Channel 5's The Wright Stuff: "The first operation, I couldn't literally..

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