Beijing Bulletin
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E! News
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Michael Jackson's daughter says she won't be following in his famous musical footsteps. Get the details.
Derby Telegraph
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Derby Cathedral is on the hunt for boys to join its centuries-old choir.The cathedral needs around eight choristers to replace the members whose voices have broken and is holding auditions next month for those interested.Hugh Morris, the cathedral's director of music, said: Being a chorister at Derby Cathedral is a music education second to none, providing easy transferable skills to prepare for any walk of life. At Derby Cathedral we are very proud to be able to unlock and develop musical...
Open Culture
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Robert Tiso takes stemmed wine glasses and turns them into a magical musical instrument–or what he calls the “glass harp.” As his website explains , “each glass is tuned by adding a precise amount of water ( watch a tutorial here ), while the sound is produced by rubbing the fingertips around the rims, simulating the friction of a violin bow.” Above you can watch him play Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” (BWV 565) , the free sheet music for which you can find here . And if you head over to Tiso’s YouTube channel , you can watch him tackle Ravel , Tchaikovsky , Beethoven , Pachelbel , and much more . Enjoy. Follow Open Culture on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Google Plus , and Flipboard and share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox. And if you want to make sure that our posts definitely appear in your Facebook newsfeed, just follow these simple steps .
Nottingham Evening Post
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Forbes
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Mashable
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Hopefully by now you've seen The Lego Batman Movie and reveled in it's delightful musical finale , but what you might not know is that it's been done before by actual humans. In 2012, internet sensation StarKid (the team behind a viral musical about a certain boy wizard ) staged Holy Musical B@man! , a superhero amalgam that predates even the first Avengers movie and ends in an all-out Justice League musical number, "Super Friends." SEE ALSO: 'Lego Batman' has a lot of fun mocking 'Batman v Superman,' but there's no beef there In the musical, as with Lego Batman , Batman (Joe Walker) learns to make friends, to love and appreciate Robin (Nick Lang) and Alfred (Chris Allen). The song starts around 2:52 and dare we say it's as infectious as "Friends Are Family"? If Batman and Superman can be friends twice over, so can these fabulous tunes about super friends. Read more... More about Musical , Superheroes , Dc , Justice League , and Superman
Manchester Evening News - What's On
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Manchester theatre bosses have revealed that West End hit Beautiful will have the big December run of shows at The Palace Theatre this year - heres how to get tickets
Forbes
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Open Culture
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Another rapper-slash-actor (slash-poet-slash-composer) has entered the world of protest music from a decidedly different sphere. Now internationally famous for his musical Hamilton , Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work doesnt speak truth to power as much as it makes power speak its truth. Hamilton , writes Mary Grace Garis at Bustle , “is a searing reminder that America is very much founded by immigrants facing persecution, and that our freedom, likewise, was fought for by immigrants.” Their musical venues and political visions may span a wide Venn diagram, but like Body Count’s latest, Hamilton draws on both contemporary political rhetoric and music from the heyday of “consciouship-hop and alternative. Miranda has widely shared his influences in his HAMthology Playlist , and he remade several of the show’s songs with some of his idols on The Hamilton Mixtape .
The Huffington Post
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South China Morning Post
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The eminent Chinese musician and conductor Huang Feili died at his home in Beijing on Monday at the age of 99. Huang will be remembered for giving up a promising career in the West to return to communist China to help build musical institutions from scratch, a move he looked back on with mixed feelings. Huang was born into a Christian family in Guangzhou and attended Pui Ching primary school before moving to Shanghai when he was 10. He studied violin under R.B. Gerzovsky, a Russian and...
TIME - Top Stories
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The 89th annual Academy Awards air on Feb. 26, honoring the last year's top films. Late-night star Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with red carpet coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET on ABC, followed by the ceremony at 8 p.m. For those who want to watch the Oscars online, ABC will stream the ceremony on its website , though a cable log-in and password is required. ABC will also air the Oscars on its app . This year, La La Land leads the list of nominated movies, garnering a record 14 nominations. A majority of critics predict the musical will win Best Picture , although many believe Moonlight should win the award. Check out the full list of nominations here .
Daily Express - Film
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DISNEY have shot “the most expensive musical number ever” costing over $10 million in the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson.
Cotswold Journal
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ITV
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He is just so good, isn't he? That's a peak at the opening of Gary Barlow's musical version of Calendar Girls - which premiered in the West End last night. boyband on TV show Let It Shine.
China Daily
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I CANNOT believe that I forgot to post these. I only realized it when I was searching my own blog (I know, its weird) for these cookies and saw they werent there. Way back in November (remember November?), Jacks school put on their very first full-length theater production, Bye Bye Birdie . The school is new and one of the things I love about it is that the students have the chance to try different activities. In other words, the kids dont need to have played competitive soccer since the age of 3 to be on the high school soccer team. Jack tried out for the musical despite never having been in choir. Hes a musical kid...he learned piano by ear, but Ive never really heard him sing. More sugar this way! CLICK TO READ MORE...
The Guardian
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Iraq Museum takes unusual step of allowing objects to leave country to show their significance amid Isis’s ‘nihilisticdestruction The Iraq Museum of Baghdad is to display 40 ancient artefacts at the Venice Biennale this year, including several that were recently returned after its looting in 2003. The exhibition will be the first time all the objects have been legally allowed out of the country. Ancient clay pots, medical objects, musical instruments and figurines of deities and animals will be among the items on display, some of which date back to 6,100 BC. Related: US defense secretary visits Iraq: 'Were not here to seize anybody’s oil' Related: The vandals of Isis: Nimrud warns us of a unique barbarism Continue reading...
TIME - Top Stories
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Disney is saying bonjour to fans of Beauty and the Beast with a brand new clip from the animated classics upcoming live-action remake. Recalling the 1991 musicals opening number, the minute-long preview, which premiered Monday, sees Belle (Emma Watson) strolling through a village as she sings verses from the characters namesake tune, first penned by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The original Beauty and the Beast , about a young woman who falls in love with a reclusive, monstrous prince, scored six Oscar nominations in 1992, winning for best original song (Beauty and the Beast) and Alan Menkens original score. I was like, I have to tell this story. Oh my god if I dont do this, nothing else makes sense, Watson tells EW in this weeks cover story, on stands now. [It] made me feel that I had something else to give and offer.
ITV
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And it had it all - half naked ladies, the odd strategically placed sunflower, and Gary himself even took to the stage for a sing-song with the orginal Calendar Girls who inspired the tale. Gary has his fingers in a few musical pies at the moment. He's also looking for a Take That style boyband on Let It Shine.