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Inspire

BBC Launches the 2015 Inspire Young Composers' Competition >>

The BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition has just been launched. This years winner will have their music performed at the 2015 BBC Proms, their works broadcasted on Radio 3 and received a BBC commission along with mentoring from a professional composer.

Annabel Turpin

Stockton ARC Lets Patrons Pay What They Decide After Viewing Performance >>

Arts venues are always seeking out new and inventive ways to get people to come out and see the show. Whether it’s broadening programs or giving out discounted tickets, each venue tries their best to draw an audience in. However, Stockton arts venue ARC in the UK has launched a new way to get some butts in their seats. They are giving their audience members the ability to pay what they believe a show is worth after they have seen it.

Itamar Zorman

Itamar Zorman Releases Debut Album, 'Portrait,' on Feb. 10, Kwan Yi Featured >>

Violinist Itamar Zorman’s debut album, Portrait, will be released in the U.S. by Profil Hänssler on February 10. Award winning Korean pianist Kwan Yi, will perform alongside Zorman on the new album.

David Garrett

David Garrett's 'The Devil's Violinist' Panned by Critics >>

The Devil’s Violinist starring David Garrett has finally been released in the United States, and has been generally panned by most major reviewers. The movie, which had only opened in Europe, was picked up by Freestyle Digital Media, Freestyle Releasing and Stryker Entertainment for its U.S. debut.

Kang Choong-mo

Juilliard Teacher Kang Choong-mo Suspended After Alleged Sexual Misconduct >>

The Juilliard School has suspended Korean faculty member Kang Choong-mo after a report of alleged sexual misconduct lead to an internal investigation. Kang claims there was a misunderstanding in the matter.

Muhabbat Shamayeva and Galeet Dardashti

Muhabbat Shamayeva, Galeet Dardashti Perform at 'Echoes of the Divine: Jewish Women’s Voices' >>

Muhabbat Shamayeva and Galeet Dardashti will perform at The World Music Institute's Global Salon series titled “Echoes of the Divine: Jewish Women’s Voices,” at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater.

Sam Waterston

Shakespeare in the Park to Stage 'Cymbeline,' 'The Tempest,' Sam Waterston to Star >>

The long-awaited Shakespeare in the Park series by The Public Theater has announced the lineup for this upcoming season. "Cymbeline" and "The Tempest" are both on the roster with "The Newsroom’s" Sam Waterston leading the latter production and Tony nominee Michael Greif to direct.

Placido Domingo

Plácido Domingo Stars in Woody Allen's Revival of 'Gianni Schicchi' >>

World famous tenor Plácido Domingo will be star in the title role in Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," a revival of Woody Allen’s first opera this coming September.

Sol3 Mio

Sol3 Mio Offer Guaranteed Refund for Upcoming UK Tour >>

Hit New Zealand opera trio Sol3 Mio have given the people what they want: a satisfaction guaranteed refund. The group has offered all people who purchase a ticket for their upcoming U.K. tour total satisfaction or they will be able to get their ticket refunded.

Donald Cumming

Symphony Space February Lineup: 'Night Out With Richard Hell,' 'The Love Show with Helga Davis,' Carla Cook, Tomas Cruz >>

February at Symphony Space is made for lovers. The space is presenting two shows guaranteed to spice up your life. The Leonard Nimoy Thalia will host "Night Out with Richard Hell," featuring Donald Cummings of The Virgins with his new band, Feb. 12, and "The Love Show with Helga Davis," a Valentine’s Day celebration, Feb. 13.

Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann Denies Madonna Dating Rumors >>

Jonas Kaufmann, the world’s most famous tenor and maybe most eligible bachelor, has denied the dating rumors that have been swirling around him and Madonna.

Josh Groban Joshua Bell

Renée Fleming, Josh Groban and Joshua Bell Star in Thirteen's "La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema" >>

Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell will all be a part of Thirteen’s Great Performance’s concert “La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema.”

Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed Collapses on Stage and Still Finishes the Performance, Quits Future Shows Due to Heart Condition >>

Actor Brian Blessed has quit the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear after collapsing on stage with an apparent heart problem. The always professional Blessed retuned to stage after 20 minutes and continued to act but has bowed out due to medical advice.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried to Replace Tatiana Maslany in Neil LaBute's Off-Broadway Production 'The Way We Get By' >>

Another Hollywood star will be taking the stage this coming April. Amanda Seyfried will replace “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany in the off-Broadway production of The Way We Get By, a story about love and lust.

American Classical Orchestra

ACO Presents "As the Masters Heard It," Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert >>

The American Classical Orchestra will be presenting “As the Masters Heard It” which focuses on music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. World-renowned soloists Sherezade Panthaki, Sarah Craft, Marc Molomot, and Michael Kelly will sing along with The American Classical Orchestra Chorus.

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