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    The 30 Best White Christmas Tree Decorations You Can Buy This Year After earlier loss, Ohio States C.J. Stroud on the rise in Week 6 QB rankings Nathalie Stutzmann, the French-born contralto turned conductor, will succeed Robert Spano as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra starting with the 2022-23 season and become the second woman to lead a...
    Model Emily Ratajkowski is accusing singer Robin Thicke of groping her bare breasts on the set of the music video for his 2013 song, “Blurred Lines,” stating, “I was nothing more than the hired mannequin.” “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind,” Ratajkowski said, according to a report...
    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Michael Renzi, who during a storied musical career worked with Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Lena Horne and some of the other biggest names in jazz and pop, and who for years was also the musical director of “Sesame Street,” has died. He was 80. Renzi died Wednesday at Newport Hospital in Rhode Island after a short...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra held a captivating performance at Symphony Center Thursday night. It was the second show of the 2021-2022 season. Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Ludwig von Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 were on the program. READ MORE: Speed Camera Ticketing Change: Is It About Safety Or Money?Last week, the CSO was reunited with its famed...
    Donato Cabrera can’t wait to get back to in-person performances. It’s not that the Bay Area-based conductor was on hiatus during the pandemic shutdown. On the contrary, Cabrera was more active than most. When COVID mandates shuttered theaters and concert halls, he applied his skills to a variety of online activities that carried him through. Still, he says he’s eager...
    He was 70 years old, and on September 26, 1951, MGM released his most luxurious music film, An American in Paris. Magnified by George Gershwin director Vincent Minelli with Jean Kelly and Leslie Coron. The film has inspired many directors. Arthur Fried’s idea of ​​being an American in Paris, Boss of Metro Goldwin Meyer’s music division. He wants...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/BCN) — Michael Morgan, longtime conductor and music director for the Oakland Symphony, died Friday, according to symphony officials. He was 63. He died peacefully at an Oakland hospital, which had admitted him recently for an infection. READ MORE: Report: FDA to Give Pfizer COVID Vaccine Full Approval Monday Following a successful kidney transplant in May, Morgan had...
    PORTSMOUTH — After an intensive two-month search process, the Portsmouth Wind Symphony (PWS) Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the Search/Selection Committee’s recommendation to hire Maestro John Christian as PWS’s Conductor/Music Director, effective August 1, 2021. The Wisconsin-born trombonist holds a master’s degree in Educational Instruction and Curriculum from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance...
    By Jessica Gelt | Los Angeles Times Michael Tilson Thomas, the Los Angeles-born conductor who served as music director for the San Francisco Symphony for 25 years, is recovering after a successful surgery to remove a brain tumor, his representative said Friday. Tilson Thomas had his surgery on an undisclosed date and will undergo therapy for several months. Previously scheduled...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has undergone surgery for a brain tumor. Tilson Thomas’ spokeswoman, Constance Shuman, said in a statement Friday that the 76-year-old conductor had surgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, and that the operation was successful. “He is now embarking on a course of therapy for the next several months...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — Michael Tilson Thomas, longtime music director for the San Francisco Symphony before retiring last year, announced Friday that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor that required immediate surgery. Thomas retired after 25 years as the symphony’s music director, and during his tenure he won 12 Grammys for his recordings and received the National Medal...
    No season announcement this year feels like a regular season announcement. Each rises like a phoenix from the ashes of a year lost, revised, moved online, rescheduled and/or reinvented. Over and over, things changed overnight. They’re still changing. We’ve been amazed by the resilience, determination and imagination of artists and arts organizations who are still here and looking ahead. We’re...
    Current CD rates — July 2021 Oil could top $100 as commodities boom shifts away from China, says top economist NEW YORK (AP) — “Now I will conduct a short excerpt from Ravel’s ‘Bolero,’” the Metropolitan Opera’s future music director announces proudly. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, the Philadelphia Orchestra...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced the passing of longtime President and CEO Ann Koonsman on June 21, 2021, after having surmounted significant health challenges in her final years. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Ann Koonsman (courtesy: FWSO) Koonsman served the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in multiple capacities during many years, as a violinist,...
    GALVESTON, Texas -- Jesus Salinas is a rare talent.The 17-year-old is described as once in a generation student by his band director at Ball High School in Galveston, where he plays percussion instruments, including the marimba and xylophone.Jesus is fulfilling his dreams in music despite overcoming tremendous personal challenges. When he was a baby, he suffered severe burns in a...
    On March 13, 2020, when COVID-19 was closing in and the Minnesota Orchestra played a now-historic concert to an empty Orchestra Hall, Music Director Osmo Vänskä was not on the podium. He was on his way home from Europe. Some people, maybe a lot of people, misremember that event, which was broadcast live on Classical MPR, because Vänskä is so...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is among the finest in the world. For the past 14 years, it has performed under the baton of Music Director Marin Alsop. When Alsop was appointed in 2007, she made international headlines as the first woman to hold that post at a major American symphony orchestra. Now, Alsop has announced she’s stepping...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Harmony, Hope & Healing helps individuals who have experienced the trauma associated with addiction, isolation, incarceration and homelessness recover through the healing power of music.Sophie Wingland, co-executive director, said transitioning to virtual classes was difficult for people part of the program but the social service agency made sure the virtual service classes could be provided.This Sunday, Harmony,...
    At first glance, "Finding You" looks like a typical teen romantic comedy. But its unique musical twist and approachable PG content, director Brian Baugh explained, is what he hopes will finally get moviegoers out of lockdown and into the theater, "tapping their feet" on the way out. "Finding You," from Roadside Attractions, is based on the book "There You'll Find...
    Get ready for the first ever Pride Movie Nights at Oracle Park in San Francisco. The two-day outdoor cinema event, which is being presented by Framleine film festival and San Francisco Pride, takes place June 11-12 at the home of the San Francisco Giants. The first night will feature director Jon M. Chu’s hotly anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gustavo Dudamel will become music director of the Paris Opera while continuing his commitment to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Paris Opera and the Venezuelan director announced the appointment Friday. “Opera has long played a seminal role in my life — from sitting in my youth for untold hours at the feet of my Maestro José...
    Lara Dutta is the second person from India who was crowned Miss Universe in 2000. As expected, she followed it up with an acting stint where the actress did some credible roles. Her debut happened with Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar in Andaz. But before that, the actress was seen in a music video with none other than the Kedarnath...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday its 2021-22 season: A Season of Discovery. The BSO is marking its return to performances for live audiences at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore. READ MORE: Police Investigating Carjacking After Suspects Promised Maryland Man Drugs, Prostitute The season will feature notable soloists and 14 local...
    First Broadway theater opens its doors since the Covid-19 pandemic began White House: GOP has struggled to articulate a reason to oppose infrastructure plan The modern workplace starts with Surface for Business Ad Microsoft If You Have...
    By CRAIG HORLEMAN, Delaware State News DOVER, Del. (AP) — For years, he was in the music business, living in Los Angeles but recording and touring the country as a Latin pop musician. In Delaware, he is most familiar as director of Code Purple Kent County, an organization that helps those suffering from homelessness, abuse, financial struggles, drug addiction and...
    With the disappearance of Anton Garcia April we say goodbye to a great Aragonese, to one of those great individuals that from time to time our land so fertile in creators. Has already glossed 20 minutes his fruitful work as a composer and as a professor, with a production of more than a thousand works and a plethora of...
    NEW YORK CITY -- Conductor James Levine, who ruled over the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being eased aside when his health declined and then was fired for sexual improprieties, has died. He was 77.Levine died March 9 in Palm Springs, California, of natural causes, his physician of 17 years, Dr. Len Horovitz, said Wednesday.Levine made his...
    By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine, who ruled over the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being eased aside when his health declined and then was fired for sexual improprieties, has died. He was 77. Levine died March 9 in Palm Springs, California, of natural causes, his physician of 17 years, Dr....
    NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine, who ruled over the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being eased aside when his health declined and then was fired for sexual improprieties, has died. He was 77. Levine died March 9 in Palm Springs, California, of natural causes, his physician of 17 years, Dr. Len Horovitz, said Wednesday. READ...
    By Ronald Blum | Associated Press NEW YORK — Conductor James Levine, who ruled over the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being eased aside when his health declined and then was fired for sexual improprieties, has died. He was 77. Levine died March 9 in Palm Springs of natural causes, his physician of 17 years, Dr. Len...
    FORMER Metropolitan Opera maestro James Levine, whose career ended amid sexual harassment claims, has died. Levine, 77, passed away on March 9 in Palm Springs, California, however his death was not confirmed until March 17 by Dr Len Horovitz, his physician. 2Former opera conductor James Levine has diedCredit: AP Who was former Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine? Levine was a...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine, who ruled over the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being eased aside when his health declined and then was fired for sexual improprieties, has died. He was 77. Levine died March 9 in Palm Springs, California, of natural causes, his physician of 17 years, Dr. Len Horovitz, said Wednesday. Levine...
    'Woke' culture is a threat to protest songs because artists are 'fearful'  of being 'accused of cultural appropriation', according to the videographer for The Clash. Film director and musician Don Letts, 65, from London, was most famous for directing music videos for the punk rockers and also worked with The Pretenders and Elvis Costello.  Writing in the Radio Times, he said the...
    Disney has started working on a sequel to its musical romance drama Stargirl. Julia Hart-directed movie, which premiered on streamer Disney Plus in March 2020, explored the themes of tense emotions, non-conformity and self-expression of teenagers in high school, and the exuberance of first love. Adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Jerry Spinelli, the story follows a...
    Classic stories have been brought to the screen countless times, usually sticking to adaptations very similar to how we knew them on paper. A very distinguished case is that of the film adaptations of Oliver Twist, the emblematic novel by the English author Charles Dickens, which we saw in cinema in 1948 and in 2005 with the direction of Roman...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed John Loar, the managing director of Music City Baseball to the newsmakers line to discuss his plans for Major...
    Be Your Own Lord Business With These LEGO Sets The greatest African-American baseball players of all time Robert Spano to become music director of Fort Worth Symphony FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Robert Spano will become music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for the 2022-23 season. The Fort Worth Symphony said Tuesday the conductor will take the...
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