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Ben Folds

‘Brick’ Ben Folds ‘Boxing’ with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in May >>

From “Silver Street,” North Carolina, all the way across “Jesusland,” to the United States of L.A., Ben Folds has been to known to rock a suburb and a b*tch or two. Now we know where the the “Brick” and “Boxing” singer/songwriter will be rocking this May. Folds will be joined by Sarah Hicks and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Downtown Cincinnati’s historic Taft Theatre this May.

Cathy Rigby as the character Peter Pan

BBC Considering Scrapping Channel-Based Structure in Radical Shakeup >>

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 Cincinnati Pops

Cincinnati Pops Kick off 2016-17 Season with Kristin Chenoweth & Aretha Franklin in June/July >>

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has quite the selections planned for the 2016-17 season. The schedule includes performances with some of Broadway’s finest like Kristin Chenoweth ('Wicked,' 'You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown') and Sutton Foster ('Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Anything Goes,' 'Shrek the Musical'). That is not all, music all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Ben Folds, Sara Evans and many more will be performing with the famed Orchestra.

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Tyce Diorio

Travis Wall DefendsSYTYCD Next Genreation Contestants >>

Not everyone is convinced that Fox is making the right move in launching the new season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' with child contestants, but Season 2 vet, Travis Walls has no doubt that the kids' moves will be impressive. According to the Emmy-winning choreographer, he has worked each and every one of the children that are being considered for 2016's 'SYTYCD: Next Generation' and knows that they are all quite talented.

Cattle graze at sunset

Tippet Rise Art Center Inaugural Season Schedule Announced >>

Just opened in Montana's bucolic Beartooth Mountains, Tippet Rise Art Center is dedicated to uniquely combining nature, art and architecture with live music. Director Christopher O'Riley just announced an inaugural summer season that is bound to put the Art Center on the cutting edge of mixing music and nature in a way that far surpasses camping in Chattanooga.

Orchestra

Utah Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season with Thierry Fischer? >>

Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer has big plans for the 2016-17 Season. According to the Swiss conductor the Symphony will be shifting its focus back to their world class orchestra in celebration of its 75th anniversary season. For those that can't wait for next year, flutist Emmanuel Pahud will be performing Francois Borne's 19th century arrangement of Bizet's Carmen Fantasy and Marc-André Dalbavie's Flute Concerto with the orchestra this weekend.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Maestro Langrée Talks Ma, Lang and Perlman for Cincinnati's 2016-17 Season >>

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) might be going through a $3 million renovation, but that doesn't mean that Louis Langrée plans to take the year off. According to the lates news update, the 55-year-old French conductor has reached out to a who's who of today's most popular classical artist in order to keep excitement for the venue alive during its transformation. Langrée recently announced that he was able to talk Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang and Itzhak Perlman all into dropping by for the 2016-17 season.

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