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Glenn Kotche

Bang on a Can Concert: Works by Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton, Ben Frost >>

The 2015 Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund concert will present world-premiere works by three PCF-commissioned composers: Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton and Ben Frost.

Lang Lang

Lang Lang Announces New Fragrance 'Amazing' for '15 Release in Europe >>

Want to get that “fresh, out of sold-out concert” smell? Internationally renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang announces that his new, trademark fragrance Amazing will be released in Europe in November 2015 and China sometime next year.

Teodor Currentzis

Teodor Currentzis to Release 2nd Sony Classical Album 'Sound of Light' in Feb. >>

Sony Classical conductor Teodor Currentzis will release a new album, "The Sound of Light," with his orchestra and choir MusicAeterna in February. The 2015 album will be an anthology of master composer Jean-Philippe Rameau to celebrate his 250th anniversary year. It will be his second album with the company.


ICYMI: James Patterson's Book, Pablo Neruda's Death, Museum of the Future, Pompeii Exhibit of Stolen Items, Ballerina Balance >>

This past week has be jammed with news of Pompeii looters, a museum of the future, ballerina life coaches, Pablo Neruda's maybe murder and a self-destructing James Patterson book.

Anna Chulmsky

Anna Chlumsky, Douglas Sills Added To Cast of "Living on Love" Starring Renee Fleming >>

Anna Chlumsky, who is currently acting alongside James Earl Jones in You Can’t Take It With You, and Douglas Sills will join opera star Renee Fleming in her Broadway debut in Living on Love. Other cast members announced included Broadway stars Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson.

Murry Sidlin

[UPDATE] Boston Performance of 'Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín' Postponed >>

A live performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” at Boston Symphony Hall, which displays performances of Verdi’s "Requiem" put on by concentration camp prisoners during World War II, will be postponed on Jan. 27 due to inclement weather.

Ata Kak

Awesome Tapes from Africa Re-Release Ata Kak's 'Obaa Sima' in March >>

African artist Ata Kak released his cassette Obaa Sima in 1994 in Ghana and Canada, with little success. Year’s later, Awesome Tapes from Africa spurred the little known singer into an internet sensation. Finally, on March 3, the electronic rapper’s album will be released on LP, CD and digital and limited edition cassette.

Waldemar Kmentt

Austrian Tenor Waldemar Kmentt Dies at 85 >>

Famed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt has died in Vienna at the age of 85.

Lea Salonga

Town Hall Presents 'Broadway by the Year' and Cabaret by Lea Salonga >>

"Broadway by the Year," a series focusing on music from the Broadway songbook from 1916 to the present day, and a cabaret revue by Broadway superstar Lea Salonga are all on the roster for this upcoming year at Town Hall. Salonga provided the voice of Disney princesses Muland and Jasmine.

Gil Morgenstern

Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series International Presents 'Coupled Perceptions' >>

Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern’s acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its third concert of the 2014-15 season, “Coupled Perceptions,” at Avenues: The World School in New York.

Valery Gergiev and  Vladimir Putin

Protest Against Valery Gergiev Continued in Ann Arbor This Weekend >>

Protests against the Mariinsky Theatre’s Valery Gergiev display no signs of stopping anything soon. Demonstrators in Ann Arbor, Michigan, carried signs and laid on pavement outside the Hill Auditorium Saturday to protest the director's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Daniel Rossen

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear Releases Sample from His Score for 'Valedictorian' >>

Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen has released a sample of music that he has written for the score of the upcoming independent film Valedictorian, directed by Matthew Yeager.

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein, Rick Miramontez Split After Heated Words About New Broadway Musical 'Finding Neverland' >>

Harvey Weinstein and press agent Rick Miramontez have split on their new Broadway musical "Finding Neverland," after heated words were exchanged between the former partners.

Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux

Yolanda Kondonassis, Jason Vieaux Perform at 92Y for 'Art of the Guitar' Series >>

Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and classical guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform a recital together for the “Art of the Guitar” series at New York’s 92Y.

The Seldoms

MCA Stage Presents The Seldoms's 'Power Goes,' Focuses on LBJ >>

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Stage will be presenting a new, multidisciplinary work by the dance group The Seldoms titled "Power Goes." The piece will be focusing on the nature of political power and its relationship to social action and change through President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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