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Artist Moves Empty Detroit home to Europe -- Literally >>

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New Director Will Bring World of Experience to Atlanta Ballet >>

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Obama Nominates African American Woman to be Librarian of Congress >>

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 Rehearsal of Giacomo Puccin's 'Tosca'

Knoxville Opera Plan Novel Take on Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ >>

Saturday, April 30, the Knoxville Opera is breaking all of the rules of conventional opera production with its April 30 performance of The Fifth Commandment Fund production of Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece 'Tosca.'

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

St. Thomas Choir Premieres ‘Seven Last Words from the Cross’ in NYC >>

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys presents the New York p premiere of 'Seven Last Words from the Cross' by James MacMillan, along with 'The Last Discourse' and Svyati by Sir John Tavener and 'Quemadmodum' by John Taverner at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, One West 53rd Street. New York, NY. Orchestra of St. Luke's will be conducted by Guest Conductor David Hill. Soloists for this evening will be Sherezade Panthaki, soprano and Glenn Miller, bass.

 Cincinnati Pops

John Morris Russell Presents Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Program for 2016-17 Season >>

Conductor John Morris Russell the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra are pleased to announce the Pops' 2016-2017 season, to be performed at Downtown Cincinnati's historic Taft Theatre, the Orchestra's "home away from home" while Cincinnati Music Hall undergoes a major renovation during the 2016-17 season. The Pops won't be able to return to the renovated Music Hall until the 2017-18 season.

The Shining

Stephen King's 'The Shining' Adapted for Opera >>

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From the Canto Crooner: Ute Lemper Echoes Pablo Neruda with a Bandoneon Player at New York's 54 Below

Ute Lemper Brings Live 'The 9 Secrets' Performance to NYC >>

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, 'The 9 Secrets,' release on earlier this month on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13.

EXCLUSIVE Shara Worden a.k.a My Brightest Diamond Talks American Composers Orchestra: Sins and Songs and More

Shara Worden’s My Brightest Diamond Perform at the BRIC House >>

On March 18, BRIC happily presents an incredibly rare opportunity to see vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden's full band, My Brightest Diamond, which defies genre and mixes chamber, pop, electronica, and avant-rock to create a truly unique hauntingly beautiful sound. The evening, which takes place at BRIC House, will feature a selection of songs from across their acclaimed four-album catalogue.

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro ‘Live in Japan’ Released on HitchhikeRecords/eOne >>

February 26, ukulele virtuoso and Hawaii-native, Jake Shimabukuro released his new live "best of" collection Live in Japan, his second release on Hitchhike Records/eOne. The two-CD collection features some of Shimabukuro's favorite songs from his 15-year career including a 10-minute classic reworking of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," which currently has over 14 million views on YouTube.

Skylark 'Crossing Over' Album Art

Sono Luminus Announces Skylark Vocal Ensemble New Album Release >>

Sono Luminus announces the March 25, worldwide release of 'Crossing Over' featuring the lustrous voices of the Skylark ensemble, led by Artistic Director Matthew Guard. The album explores the dream state at the end of life, and takes the listener on a musical and emotional journey, featuring music that illuminates the mystery of the end of mortal life and the possibilities of a life beyond.

Hugh Wolff

NEC's Hugh Wolff Hired to Helm NOB As Well >>

The National Orchestra of Belgium (NOB) announced, earlier this week, that in September of 2017, Hugh Wolff, New England Conservatory's (NEC) Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras will take over the baton from Andrey Boreyko, who has been NOB's orchestra's music director since 2012.

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'American Psycho: The Musical' Composer and Director Discuss Their ’80s Adaptation >>

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Boston Baroque 2016-2017 Season Announcement

Music Director Martin Pearlman Annunces Boston Baroque 2016-17 Season >>

Boston Baroque, the oldest continuing period instrument orchestra in North America, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season. The season will feature the Boston Baroque debut of international star countertenor David Daniels in Bach's Mass in B minor on October 21 and 23, as well as the return of soprano Susanna Phillips in her debut of the iconic role of Cleopatra in Handel's opera Giulio Cesare on April 21 and 23, 2017.

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Why Netflix Care About TV Show Ratings >>

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