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'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

‘Hamilton’ Coming to West End in 2017: Seeking New Actors for Broadway >>

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton' is perhaps the hottest show on Broadway, if not the entire plant. Well pretty soon a lot more people across will get the chance to see the show. Not only is 'Hamilton' set to make its way across America, but it has been reported that the show is eyeing a run at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017. That is not all. Producers are seeking new actors for the Broadway show and the American tour.

David Radzynski

American Violinist David Radzynski, 28, Voted Concertmaster of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra >>

American violinist David Radzynski, 28, has been announced as the new concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Radzynski is from Columbus, Ohio, and was selected following an audition that ended Dec. 19 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Radzynski will assume his position in March 2015. Thirty violinists were invited to compete for the position through a pre-screening process by the orchestra. He was one of the four finalists and earned the appointment after performing Johannes Brahms’s “Violin Concerto” alongside the Israel Philharmonic and maestro Zubin Mehta. After only five minutes of deliberation, the jury voted him the unanimous winner. “I am still trying to digest all that is happening. It is such an incredible honor,” said Radzynski, a graduate student who was pursuing an artist diploma in violin performance at Park University’s International Center for Music.

Chinese and American Music Exchange

Chinese and American Music Exchange Helps Enhance Cultural Ties >>

Chicago-based WFMT Radio, one of the largest producers and distributors of classical, jazz and folk music radio programs, has signed an agreement with the Shanghai East Radio Company to enhance cultural ties between the U.S. and China with an exchange of classical music.

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