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PIAF! The Show

Gil Marsalla and Anne Carrere Talk 'PIAF! The Show' [Exclusive Interview] >>

The songs of French artist Edith Piaf are given new life in 'PIAF! The Show,' starring singer Anne Carrere as the legendary chanteuse. Helmed by writer and director Gil Marsalla, the musical plays at Carnegie Hall on Friday, January 6, for one night only.

Chris Botti

Chris Botti: Grammy-Winning Trumpeter Hits the Road This Fall [Exclusive Interview] >>

Read our exclusive interview with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti. Botti will be hitting the road with his band this fall, and he plays at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey, on Friday, October 21, at 8:00 p.m.

Agnes Obel

Life in a Glass House: Singer Agnes Obel, Hyaloid Inhabitant [Exclusive Interview] >>

Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel is preparing to release her third album, 'Citizen of Glass.' The Classical Arts spoke to Obel about the record's first singles, "Familiar" and "Golden Green," and her process in creating the affecting new album.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, Tim Kinsella's Esoteric Indie Enterprise, Unveils Brief Fall U.S. Tour >>

Tim Kinsella's Joan of Arc embarks on a short U.S. tour this fall. The longstanding experimental indie outfit will be playing shows mostly within the Midwestern region of their Chicago home base before winding up at New York's Knitting Factory for a concert on Oct. 7.

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth Delivers 'The Art of Elegance' in New Solo Album This Fall >>

Check out a preview for actress and classically trained singer Kristin Chenoweth's forthcoming solo album, 'The Art of Elegance.' The new CD from the Tony Award-winning chanteuse displays the 'Bewitched' star's operatic soprano voice in a broad range of classic styles.

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final

Andrea Bocelli Offers Expert Guidance to Latin Grammys Best New Artist >>

Renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli is offering the artistic opportunity of a lifetime to the winner of Best New Artist at this year's Latin Grammys. The performer has vowed to personally tutor the winner of the award once announced at November's ceremony.

Lou Reed And Laurie Anderson Launch Vivid LIVE

The Bells: Laurie Anderson and Anohni Honor Lou Reed at Tribute Concert >>

Artist Laurie Anderson paid tribute to her late husband and Velvet Underground troubador Lou Reed on Saturday with a special daylong concert celebration featuring musical guests such as former Antony and the Johnsons singer Anohni and Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek.

Hanging Violins

Geneviève Elverum, Artist and Wife of Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum, Dies at 35 >>

Geneviève Elverum, artist and wife of the Microphones and Mount Eerie songster Phil Elverum, has died at age 35. The Canadian musician, who lived in Anacortes, Washington with her husband and young child, performed under the names Ô PAON and Woelv.

Mourners Attend Wake And Funeral For Sandra Bland In Illinois

Classical Music Bolsters Black Lives Matter Movement in 'Sing Her Name' Tribute >>

In response to the nationwide trend of violence towards black people at the hands of law enforcement, musician and teacher Eun Lee has organized the 'Sing Her Name' event as a classical music tribute to Sandra Bland and the countless other lives lost due to police brutality.

Classic BRIT Awards 2013 - Winners Boards

Nicola Benedetti Opens up on Classical Music Education: Treat It Like Broccoli >>

Nicola Benedetti, Scottish violinist and 2004's BBC Young Musician of the year, has some sensible ideas when it comes to the current state of classical music education: treat it like broccoli! Benedetti speaks her heart on engaging young minds in the classical arts.

Bloodstock Outdoor Heavy Metal Festival

Classical Music Fans Respond to Hearing Heavy Metal Music >>

How do fans of classical music react when confronted with heavy metal? Website 'MetalSucks' visited a symphony performance to find out the answer. The two superficially disparate musical forms have more in common than convention often implies.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Charitably Celebrates America by Singing Cowboy Classics >>

Patrick Stewart, beloved British thespian and screen actor famous for portraying Captain Jean-Luc Picard on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' has found a new angle among the American musical milieu -- singing a selection of dusty cowboy classics.

Christiane Noll

Symphony Under the Stars Salutes Broadway in Helena, Montana >>

Montana's Helena Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Allen R. Scott, will spice up their annual 'Symphony Under the Stars' next weekend with a tribute to Broadway music. The concert starts at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Carroll College.

Ian Derrer

Kentucky Opera Names Ian Derrer as New General Director >>

Kentucky Opera announced today its appointment of Ian Derrer as the company's new general director. The nomination comes a year after the death of Kentucky Opera's previous director, David Roth. Roth had served in the directorial post since 2006.

Guitar

Classical Guitar Students Show Their Chops at New Zealand Concert >>

A group of classical guitar students, trainees of instrumentalists Dominique Blatti and Ross Townsend, performed a concert on Sunday night in New Zealand. Over 20 of the instructors’ pupils displayed their guitar talents for an attentive audience.

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