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Mohamed Shams

Mohamed Shams Performs Solo Debut At Carnegie Hall in April >>

Carnegie Hall will be hosting the Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams solo debut in April. During the program, Shams will perform works by Chopin, Carter, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Scarlatti and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim.

Speakeasy Symphony

California Symphony and Postmodern Jukebox Team Up for "Speakeasy Symphony" >>

The California Symphony will perform with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox in a special event titled “Speakeasy Symphony” this coming June.

Dallas Street Choir

Dallas Street Choir of Homeless Community Members Performs First Show >>

The crowd packed in the Dallas City Performance Hall to see the Dallas Street Choir perform in 'Street Requiem,' Jan. 25. No, this is not Texas’s newest, hottest performance group. It is a choir made up of community members who are all homeless.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Lil Buck Dance in Amazing Rag & Bone Fall Collection Video >>

Rag & Bone sure knows how to advertise. The popular American fashion label has enlisted ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov and jookin’ superstar Lil Buck to dance and model in their 2015 fall menswear collection. The label showcased their latest collection by releasing a video starring the two different performers dancing together in perfect harmony.

Jóhann Jóhannsson

ACME Presents Jóhann Jóhannsson's World Premiere of New Work 'Drone Mass' With Roomful of Teeth at The Met >>

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform with Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson and Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth in the world premiere of Jóhannsson’s 'Drone Mass.' Jóhannsson, known for his 'The Theory of Everything' score, will present his piece as a part of the Met’s "Museum Presents" series at the Temple of Dendur.

Christoph Eschenbach

Eschenbach to Step Down as National Symphony Orchestra Music Director in 2017 >>

Christoph Eschenbach, the controversial music director of the National Symphony Orchestra and The Kennedy Center, will step down from his post in the 2017-18 season after seven years.

Lindsay Farris

Lindsay Farris Cast in the New Alan Ball, Elton John HBO Series 'Virtuoso' >>

Australian pianist and actor, Lindsay Farris, has landed a role in Alan Ball’s new HBO series, "Virtuoso," produced by Elton John.

Cherish the Ladies

WMI Presents 'Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming,' Concluding 'Around the World, Around the City' Series >>

The World Music Institute will conclude its 2014-15 concert series Around the World, Around the City with "Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming," which will be a 30th anniversary celebration.

Liberace

$500K Liberace Piano Safe After Snow Causes Roof Collapse >>

A $500,000 bejeweled piano once owned by the iconic Liberace is said to be safe after the roof collapsed at the music store where it was being housed in Massachusetts.

Brandee Younger

Brandee Younger to Play New Piece 'Prophetika: An Oratorio' for Greenwich House Music School's Uncharted Concert Series >>

Instrumentalist Brandee Younger will be presenting her new performance piece "Prophetika: An Oratorio," which will feature harpist Mia Theodoratus and pianist Courtney Bryan, for the Greenwich House Music School's Uncharted Concert Series.

Serhiy Salov

NJSO's World Premiere of Darryl Kubian's 'O for a Muse of Fire,' Works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky Feat. Serhiy Salov >>

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will give the world premiere of Darryl Kubian’s commissioned work "O for a Muse of Fire" as part of its New Jersey Roots Project. The program will also include masterworks by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky featuring pianist Serhiy Salov. Jacques Lacombe will conduct the performances.

Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell Added to 'Living on Love' Cast >>

Jerry O’Connell has been added to the long list of stars in the upcoming Broadway production of Joe DiPietro’s "Living on Love" starring Grammy Award-winning opera singer Renée Fleming. Previously announced cast members include Anna Chlumsky and Douglas Sills.

Matthew Morrison

Full Cast Announced for 'Finding Neverland' to Star Alongside Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer >>

The full cast for Harvey Weinstein’s musical, "Finding Neverland," has been announced. A previous announcement cast Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer in the lead roles.

Aaron Diehl

Miller Theatre's Ends Jazz Series With the Aaron Diehl Quartet >>

The Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts will present the Aaron Diehl Quartet as their 2014-15 Jazz series finale. The show will feature Aaron Diehl on piano, Peter Washington on bass, Pete Van Nostrand on drums and Warren Wolf on the vibraphone.

George Takei

Star Trek's George Takei to Star in Broadway Musical 'Allegiance' >>

Star Trek helmsmen and internet sensation, George Takei, is coming to the Great White Way in A new musical, “Allegiance,” set to open next season at the Shubert Theatre.

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