Violin and viola duo Black Violin are Kev Marcus (Kevin Sylvester) and Wil B (Wilner Baptiste). Together, the pair champion the classical side of hip hop with their unique performances blending seasoned string instrument performance with catchy rap music beats.
Charlie "Yardbird" Parker and the biographical opera about his life, "Yardbird," are set to sing again. It's been announced by Opera Philadelphia will take its jazz production across the way to New York's Apollo Theater on April 1 and 3.
It beggars belief, but there has been a second collapse at a London theater--within weeks of the dreadful Apollo ceiling collapse. This one was at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, a rather less glamorous part of the city than Shaftesbury Avenue (where the Apollo is located), though trendy.
Some relief, yes, after the horrible ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue. According to The Stage, West End audience numbers have not generally been affected by the widely-reported catastrophe.
It's been nearly two weeks since the roof collapsed, mid-performance, at the Apollo Theater on Shaftesbury Avenue.
UPDATE: All performances of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' have been canceled until January 4, 2014. In a statement on the Nimax Theatre group's website, the company described the Apollo Theatre tragedy as both “shocking" and "upsetting." Those with tickets for the play--adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's novel of the same name--should contact their initial point of purchase.
The Apollo Theater in Shaftesbury Avenue, one of the West End's most admired and busiest venues, has suffered a disaster almost without parallel in recent Theatreland history.
The office of the New York Dance and Performance Awards (that is, The Bessies Steering Committee), has announced the 40 nominees for the 2012-13 season.