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Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland's 'A Ballerina's Tale,' Directed by Nelson George, to Debut at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival >>

Misty Copeland is a continuing force behind that idea that, if you follow your dreams, nothing is impossible. To wit, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will debut filmmaker Nelson George’s documentary on the trailblazing dancer, entitled 'A Ballerina’s Tale.' Other films debuting include a curious documentary on the iconic Mary J. Blige.

Kim Hyun Joong

K-Pop Idol Kim Hyn Joong of SS501 Enlists in Military After Pregnancy Scandal >>

K-Pop idol Kim Hyun Joong of the band SS501 has decided to enlist in the military on March 31. This news comes as a shock after it was reported that his agency was looking into postponing his enlistment for a second time. Many believe his postponement was due to the shocking news that he had gotten an ex-girlfriend pregnant.

Pam MacKinnon

Pam MacKinnon's Musical Adaptation of 'Amélie' to Premiere at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre >>

Everyone’s favorite Parisian is heading to the stage. A musical adaptation of the 2001 French film 'Amélie' will receive its world premiere at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre this August.

Eric Owens

Eric Owens to Perform in Opera Philadelphia's Production of Verdi's 'Don Carlo' >>

Superstar bass-baritone, Eric Owens, has returned to his hometown of Philadelphia to perform the role of King Phillip II in Opera Philadelphia’s new production of "Don Carlo," Verdi’s grand opera of passion and political intrigue.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling Forced to Change Venues After Overwhelming Ticket Demand >>

The people just can’t seem to get enough of charismatic dancing violinist, Lindsey Stirling. An overwhelming demand for the star's concert in Missoula, Montana has forced her to change venues to keep up with the high ticket sales.


Pascalito Performs in Double CD Release Concert With Band Neostagia for New Albums >>

New York-based, French-American vocalist, singer and composer, Pascalito, will present a double CD release concert. At the show, he will be releasing two video-documented live albums and introduce his new international jazz band, Neostagia

Louis Armstrong

Rare Screening of Louis Armstrong's Concert in East Berlin will Premiere on International Jazz Day >>

The Louis Armstrong House Museum, in partnership with the Museum of Moving Image, will be hosting an exclusive screening of Louis Armstrong’s complete concert in East Berlin performed on March 22, 1965. The screening is in honor of International Jazz Day 2015 and celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first historic tour, “Behind the Iron Curtain.”

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming to be the Guest Artist for Cleveland Orchestra's 10th Anniversary in Miami >>

The world’s most famous soprano, Renée Fleming, will be the guest artist in the tenth anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami residency.

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe Tour Guides Threaten Strike for Wage Increase >>

Trouble is brewing over at the historic Shakespeare’s Globe. After a dispute over tour guides pay at the venue, the Globe has been given seven days to avert strike actions.


'Skylight' Starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan Begins Broadway Previews >>

More stars are making their way down the Great White Way. Bill Nighy and Oscar nominee, Carey Mulligan, are beginning previews for David Hare’s new show, "Skylight," on March 13.

Lesley Manville

Henrik Ibsen's 'Ghosts' Comes to BAM >>

The Brooklyn Academy of Music will be adapting the iconic Henrik Ibsen play, "Ghosts," as a part of their 2015 Winter/Spring season. The performance has been adapted and directed by Richard Eyre.


Wordless Music Presents Screening, Live Score of 'Birdman' With Original Composer Antonio Sanchez >>

A wonderful event for music and movie lovers alike will be happening this April. Wordless Music will present the brilliant score for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar-winning film 'Birdman.' The night features a screening and live score by the film's composer/percussionist Antonio Sanchez.

Ad-Rock And Money Mark

[UPDATE] Ad-Rock, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, Lucius Added to David Byrne's 'Contemporary Color' >>

Ad-Rock and Money Mark of the Beastie Boys will be joining Talking Heads founder David Byrne's new show 'Contemporary Color,' which pairs various musicians with high-school color guard teams. Indie band Lucius has also been added to the roster, which includes Kelis, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Nelly Furtado and Nico Muhly with Ira Glass.

Dog Days

David T. Little's Opera 'Dog Days' Comes to Fort Worth, L.A. >>

The breakout opera 'Dog Days' by David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek will be traveling to the Fort Worth and the Los Angeles operas this coming spring and summer season.

New York Choral Society

NYCS Presents 'For Those We've Loved' at Carnegie Hall: Works by John Adams, Paul Hindemith >>

The New York Choral Society will be presenting a concert at Carnegie Hall titled 'For Those We’ve Loved.' The program will include "On the Transmigration of Souls" by John Adams and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d" by Paul Hindemith.

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