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Wu Man

Wu Man Tours While Kung Fu Panda in Theaters >>

In a mazing bit of good luck for Wu Man, the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 and its official soundtrack coincides perfects with the world famous pipa player's current North American Tour. While Jack Back's comedy antics have kids laughing in the local Cineplex, the well-respected Chinese composer will be entertaining their parents at the city's Performing Arts Center.

'The Last House on Dead End Street' OST Cover

'Last House on Dead End Street' OST Available on Vinyl >>

It took decades of work and research for this day to come, but the soundtrack to Roger Watkins' sleazy horror magnum opus Last House on Dead End Street has finally been scheduled for an official public release February 12. Consisting solely of tracks that come from the world famous KPM Music Library, the soundtrack is a unique blend of haunting experimental terror electronics -- the pure atmospheric embodiment of the film's oppressive ominous vibe.

Shaftesbury Avenue

Palestinian Poet Ashraf Fayadh's Death Sentence Reduced to 800 Lashes >>

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Renée Fleming

José Limón Dance Foundation Appoints New Artistic Director >>

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Pablo Picasso ceramic plate 'Tete au masque'

American Art Industry Re-Enters Cuban Market >>

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Rembrandt's 'Girl in a Picture Frame'

National Greek Theater Gives Ousted Play a Second Chance >>

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Fuller House Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin Gets 'DWTS' Advice From 'Full House' CoStar >>

She may not have exactly finished at the top of her class, but Candace Cameron Bure still has a bit of advice for her 'Fuller House' costar, Jodie Sweetin going into her season on 'Dancing with the Stars.' While the rest of the Season 22 cast has been kept hush-hush, Cameron has had no problem publicly discussing the pointers she's given her sitcom sister, presumably confirming that Sweetin is defiantly going to be a part of the show. According to the latest gossip news updates, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey's' Teresa Giudice turned down a chance to be a part of the 2016 season, despite the pile of cast the ABC has reportedly offered her to take the gig.

Meg DeAngelis

YouTube Casts Meg DeAngelis in Original New 'Dance Camp' Movie >>

It seems that YouTube is series about jumping into the ring with the likes of Netflix and Amazon with its new $10 a month premium service, Red. Instead of relying on homegrown stars to come up with the own content, YouTube is now manufacturing content itself -- like Meg DeAngelis' new movie with Nadji Jeter, Dance Camp. Although she herself has no real background in dance, the current YouTube celebrity recently explained that the opportunity to star in one of the site's first project's was just too good to pass up.

Thelonious Monk Revisisted in Stellar 15-Disc Set 'Complete Riverside Recordings'

Tribeca PAC Presents 'Monk in Motion' to Highlight Jazz Competition Winners >>

Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the Thelonious Monk Institute that presents the top three winners from the renowned Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. This year's three finalists, Jazzmeia Horn, Veronica Swift and Vuyo Sotashe, outstanding jazz vocalists, will perform with their own combos from various parts of the world.

Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet Embark on U.S. Spring Tour >>

The world renowned Danish String Quartet has returned to the United States for the start of their seven-city tour -- including a teaching residency at the University of California Berkeley -- but the journey wasn't exactly without incident. The group let their Facebook fans know that violist Asbjørn Nørgaard had anything but a pleasant flight on Norwegian yesterday as the airline staff forced him to carry his instrument in his lap after refusing to allow him to place in the overhead storage per their policy.

Rumer Willis and Khloe Kardashian

Rumer Willis Joins Meryl Davis and Charlie White for ‘Paul Mitchell Shall We Dance on Ice' >>

Described as a journey of dance through the ages with both skating and dance performances, 'Dancing with the Stars' champion Rumer Willis is set to co-host ABC's Paul Mitchell Shall We Dance on Ice with Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi this Saturday February 13, at 3 p.m. ET. The special will feature performances by superstar dancers including Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, Anna Trebunskaya, and Damian Whitewood with Disney's Jacob Whitesides dropping in for a special musical performance.

Steven Blier

New York Festival of Song 'At Home' Headed to Caramoor Center Next Month >>

The New York Festival of Song marks its eighth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with AT HOME: Intrigues in the salon, the kitchen, the nursery and the bedroom, to be performed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall--with a preview performance scheduled to take place at the Caramoor Center in Katonah, New York on Sunday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

Richard Burton as Shakespeare's Hamlet

Disney Animated Movie Helps Child with Autism Learn to Speak? >>

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The Fleetingness of Times: An Account of Trials and Tribulations Affecting Ballet Dancers From the Eyes of Morgan Sykes

New Reports Expose New York City Ticket Industry Abuses >>

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Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux

Yolanda Kondonassis Brings Harp to Ginastera Centennial Album >>

Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world's premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today's most recorded classical harpist. The 53-year-old virtuoso has recorded Ginastera's iconic Harp Concerto with the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra as part of a Ginastera Centennial album, which will be released by Oberlin Music and distributed by Naxos in October 2016. The commemorative album is produced by Erica Brenner with recording engineers Paul Eachus and Larry Rock.

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