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Music festival featuring world famous musicians starts in Katowice

South Korean singer Youn Sun Nah. /PAP/EPA World famous music stars will grace the 5th edition of the Katowice Kultura Natura festival, which will be held in the southern Polish city of Katowice on May 10-19. The festival programme will feature such internationally renowned artists as Korean Youn Sun Nah, ranked among the ten best jazz vocalists of today, and English mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly. One of the world's most famous symphony orchestras, the London Philharmonic Orchestra..

Lend Me Your Ear celebrates a host of famous musicians whose work has inspired...

All images courtesy of the artists Music photographer Andrew Cotterill and illustrator Ben Tallon have joined forces for a new project that celebrates the individuality, creativity and self-expression of some of the world's most renowned musicians. From Kanye West, Skepta and Grace Jones to Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Chuck D and The Prodigy, Lend Me Your Ear is a collaborative exhibition featuring many of Cotterill's photographs combined with Tallon's unique illustrative lett..

Lisette Oropesa Named as Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award

7 May 2019 Soprano Lisette Oropesa, winner of the 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award Jonathan Tichler/Met Opera L ESS THAN A MONTH after being named as the winner of the 2019 Richard Tucker Award, soprano Lisette Oropesa has been named as the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award, the company announced today. The $50,000 prize, which is annually given to an extraordinarily gifted young singer with a rising Met career, is bestowed each year in honor of t..

A New Wotan Reigns in the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Ring’

It is one of the pinnacle roles in all of opera: Wotan, king of the gods in Wagner’s epic “Ring.” It’s a nearly fathomless part that demands a beautiful voice, power, subtle acting, keen intelligence and stamina. Great Wotans don’t exactly grow on trees. At the Metropolitan Opera, the German baritone Michael Volle has donned an eye patch and picked up a spear to sing his first complete “Ring” cycle (performances continue through May 11). Here, three of The New York Times’s classical music writer..

Meet the micro-cinema: ‘Gray Duck Theater’ opens in Rochester

The new concept combines a coffeehouse and a movie theater.Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse A groundbreaking new approach to the movie theater has officially arrived in Minnesota. On Friday, Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse opened in Rochester with a showing of Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush." The 66-seat theater is the brainchild of Andy Smith, a Los Angeles native, and his Minnesotan wife Anna Smith, both of whom wanted to start "a vibrant and accepting film community in Rochester." Drive..

Don Giovanni – Opera News

In Review > North America TULSA Tulsa Opera 5/3/19 Lucia Lucas and Jana McIntyre in Tulsa Opera's Don Giovanni Photo by Shane Bevel TULSA OPERA CLOSED ITS seventy-first season in early May with an intriguing production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (seen May 3 and 5). Lucia Lucas, an American transgender woman who has been forging a su... In order to view this article, you must be a subscriber. If you already have an account, please enter your username and password. If you are not a..

5Point film fest returns to opera house Saturday

The 5Point Adventure Film Festival will be bringing the festival’s films upvalley this weekend. The annual Aspen Encore event will be held at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday at 7 p.m., according to a news release. The event will feature highlights and winners from the festival, which took place last week in Carbondale. 5Point Executive Director Regna Jones and Program Director Meredith McKee will be hosting the screenings. According to the release, they will feature the following festival-wi..

Kosovo Museum Keeps Memories of Forgotten World Alive – Balkan Insight

Serving two roles, for locals and foreigners alike: An ethnological or ethnographical museum gathers and exposes different artifacts that testify to the cultural heritage of a certain community or ethnicity. It shows local people how their ancestors lived, and informs tourists about the traditional ways of life in that particular area. So the Ethnological Museum in Pristina has two roles: as a reminder for local people and as a source of information for tourists, says Arbnora Dushi, a folklorist..

Musso & Frank Grill, A Hollywood Hangout, Celebrates 100 Years – NPR

Enlarge this image Waiter Sergio Gonzalez, 66, has been working at Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard since he was 19 years old. Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption toggle caption Danny Hajek/NPR The legendary Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard opened before there was a Hollywood sign. For 100 years now, stars, studio heads and writers have settled into the restaurant's red leather banquettes to negotiate, gossip, drink and eat. Anyone who has dined at Musso's has..
Celebs and Street Artists

Celebs and Street Artists Band Together to Help Homeless Kids by Auctioning Art –...

What to KnowFree art show in Playa Vista features free drinks and art auction from artists like Incubus Brandon Boyd and Obey's Shepard Fairey.The event is being put on by advertisers and artists to fund raise for a Venice homeless youth center.Steelhead Studio on 12901 W. Jefferson Blvd. from 7 to 10 p.m. May 9.Famous musicians and street artists, like the illustrator behind the Obey giant, are donating art to a Los Angeles show that will benefit young homeless people in Los Angeles. Cele..

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