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EXCLUSIVE Avi Avital Performs and Talks Vivaldi for Carnegie Hall Performance March 11 #GrandPerformance

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite's #GrandPerformance with Avi Avital & Ian Holubiak >>

In this very first episode of Classicalite's brand new 'Grand Performance' series, mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital stops by 346 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to talk and play old Bach transcriptions--as well as his newest Vivaldi ones for Deutsche Grammophon--with our own Ian Holubiak.

Smooth as Jazz: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Sing 'Cheek to 'Cheek' and Bring Down the 2015 Grammy Stage

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Sing "Cheek to Cheek," Bring Down 2015 Grammy Stage >>

Lady Gaga has given a lot of credit to her duet partner Tony Bennett for having saved her career with their latest release "Cheek to Cheek." While that may not be entirely true, the unique pair has rallied massive support and their latest Grammy performance only adds to their rise. The pair sang the classic "Cheek to Cheek" on the 2015 Grammy stage and were as smooth as jazz.

It's Showtime!: NYC's Underground Dancers Given a Larger Voice in the New Documentary 'Litefeet'

It's Showtime! NYC's Underground Dancers Given a Larger Voice in the New Documentary 'Litefeet' >>

In recent posts here on Classicalite, I've cited NYC's "Showtime" subway dancers--though the term may be lost on some of our readers. Now, a new documentary, Litefeet, not only illustrates my point but gives you insight to an ever-budding underground dance culture in the city.

It Is What It Israel

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Erez Safar (a.k.a. Diwon) on "It Is What It Israel" >>

There is a shocking trend in today's culture, one where musicians and celebrities--groups that once preached love and peace--now spend their time calling for war instead...But, luckily, there are a few who still just want everyone to get along.

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