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How Sandra Bassett, CEO of the West Valley Arts Council, balances art and business

For 20 years, musician and arts leader Sandra Bassett worked in sales management for corporate America. Heineken, Dr. Pepper, Walmart, K-Mart and Frito Lays were among the accounts she managed. Although she thrived in the business world, she retained a love for music and performed on the side. Now she …

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LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts will present ALL SHOOK UP

In a triumphant return after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, students from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts will take the stage this month for the musical performance from the entire school of “All Shook Up,” a 2004 Broadway musical that takes …

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Odyssey Opera releases The Queen by Gounod

by Charles Gounod Queen of Sheba, libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, performed at Jordan Hall in 2018 with Kara Shay Thomson (Queen Balkis), Michelle Trainor (Bénoni), Dominick Chenes (Adoniram), Kevin Thompson (King Solomon), conducted by Gil Rose. BMOP/sound OO1004 [3 CDs] 165 minutes of one. Click on HERE …

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Meet the Creepy Rochester Metal Man | Culture

Against the incessant din of traffic on Westfall Road, Dan Sprague put down a Blackstar amplifier on the sidewalk near CityGate, plugged in his Les Paul fake guitar, and let a chord tear. He was hard to miss even without the distorted growl of his amp. He wore a black …

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Drummer Jared Schonig presents his compositions on superb two-disc debut | music reviews

Click to enlarge At its core, jazz is about reinventing music. The standards are constantly reinterpreted, and each improvised solo is a new flight on the chords of a song. Some of the greatest reinvented music lies in big band arrangements that can elevate tunes to orchestral heights. …

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Emily Mwila: The Kiwi songbird singing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

As she weaves her way through the labyrinth of backstage corridors at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Emily Mwila contemplates her surroundings: those huge portraits of Pavarotti, of Callas – the big names with the big voices she has listened to over the years. “It’s like, wow! I’m really here, ”she …

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National Symposium Explores Institutional Change in the Performing Arts “The Peabody Post

The event on November 17 brings together artists, presenters on the need for adaptability. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated troubling trends in the performing arts, revealing a long-standing need to cultivate artistic institutions that are responsive to their communities and open to changing ways of creating …

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Mercer University Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

MACON – Mercer University Opera to present Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas to 21-23 Oct at 7:30 p.m. and October 24 at 3 p.m. The show takes place in the environment of ancient Greece. Queen Dido of Carthage offers her hospitality to Prince Aeneas and his soldiers, who escaped …

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Colorado Springs musician, arts advocate announced as new executive director of the Ent Center for the Arts | New

Musician and arts advocate David Siegel is the new executive director of the Ent Center for the Arts at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Siegel, currently managing director of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, which invests and supports local arts organizations and artists, will start his new work in …

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MARY POPPINS will be presented at the Franklin Performing Arts Company

The Franklin Performing Arts Company will present Disney & Cameron Mackintoshby Mary Poppins. The production, choreographed by and starring Broadway’s Clay Rice-Thomson, will run October 15-17 and 22-24 at THE BLACK BOX. Everyone’s favorite almost perfect nanny takes flight in THE BLACK BOX for this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. The production …

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Tickets on sale October 12: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2021-2022 Season – Cerritos Community News

October 11, 2021 CERRITOS, CA – The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) is delighted to welcome audiences once again with an exciting 2021-2022 season, which kicks off Friday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m. with iconic artist Marie Osmond. The new season’s lineup includes world-renowned artists including Emmy winner …

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TTU College of Visual & Performing Arts Offers New Certificate Program in Art Entrepreneurship | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from Texas Tech University: The JT and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts (TCVPA) at Texas Technological University will offer diploma and undergraduate artistic entrepreneurship certificates this spring. The certificate consists of three courses: foundation in artistic …

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Will Kjeer Trio to perform soon-to-be-released “Undreampt” compositions on Saturday Night Jazz at Black Dog

By Bill Stieger Any local jazz aficionado who hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing pianist Will Kjeer be warned: get out and see this up-and-coming artist while he’s still stuck in the Twin Cities. Because all the local musicians agree, Kjeer is an artist in the making. And you never …

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Will the Kjeer trio play soon “Undreampt” compositions during Saturday Night Jazz at The Black Dog

By Bill Stieger Any local jazz fan who hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing pianist Will Kjeer is forewarned: come out and see this up-and-coming artist while he’s still planted in the Twin Towns. Because all the local musicians agree – Kjeer is a performer on the rise. And you …

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Michael Harrison performs Indian ragas and piano and tabla compositions with Nitin Mitta

On Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. ET, composer, pianist and singer Michael Harrison will perform his first performance of traditional Indian classical music, which he adapted for piano with tabla accompaniment, presented by Drive East by Navatman. The concert will be offered both in person at the La …

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Johnathan Pushkar returns with uplifting second album, ‘Compositions’

DENNIS PUSHKAR JOHNATHAN PUSHKAR Johnathan Pushkar’s debut album, To sort out, was released in September 2019. And from there, things didn’t just snowball, they became a real avalanche. “It was really exciting because the lead single was called ‘The Girl Next Door’ and it was placed on Sirius XM in …

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Music students combine compositions and visual components in a virtual spring showcase

Boost those speakers – original compositions by UCLA music students just dropped. UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music hosted a live broadcast of the Undergraduate Composers Spring Concert on Tuesday. This event took place virtually rather than in person due to COVID-19 restrictions. Alex Barsom, a third-year music composition student, …

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WIU alumnus releases recording of personal compositions and arrangements

Relations with WIU universities | The voice of McDonough County MACOMB – A Western Illinois University alumnus recently released a recording of 11 of his compositions and arrangements, at least one of which relates to his alma mater. Jeff Ford, a 1981 graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree from …

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Faculty and Staff Honors: Holocaust Remembrance, New Compositions, Top Local Album in 2020

Arts and entertainment | Politics and government | UW and the community | UW Notepad February 9, 2021 Recent honors and accomplishments from the University of Washington faculty include a keynote address at a national Holocaust remembrance event, an album of new compositions, and a musical nod from the Seattle …

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Jazz pianist Sukyung Kim’s compositions sparkle on ‘Lilac Hill’

Click to enlarge Sukyung Kim ‘Lilac Hill’ Self-published suekimmusic.com If Korean-born pianist Sukyung Kim visits Rochester in the spring, she can feast on our real lilac hill in Highland Park. The title track of Kim’s impressive debut EP, “Lilac Hill,” was inspired by a dream, but that won’t …

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The music school organizes a composition workshop for the first compositions of students

Composition students begin their work at the second semester Composer’s Workshop, sharing an impressive variety of musical styles, perspectives, and techniques for live audiences. Double bass player Will Yager waves to graduate student composer Zachery Meier during the Composers Workshop concert at the Voxman Music Building on Sunday, December 8, …

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Massenet’s tragic romantic opera ‘Werther’ arrives at the Met: Live in HD

Associated media Jonas Kaufmann (left) plays the title role in Massenet’s “Werther”, alongside Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The opera will screen at the Met: Live in HD on March 15. Massenet’s fascinating tragedy “Werther” will be screened at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam on March 15, with a encore screening …

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