Fresh off the blades of the Winter Olympics, ABC has reached a multi-year agreement with Disson Skating, a leader in family entertainment programming, for the exclusive broadcast of Disson Skating's legendary entertainment specials for the 2014/2015 television season. (more...)
Today we present a male cover of the song that won the Sanremo Music Festival, the annual celebration of Italian song. We're talking about Controvento, the song that brought Arisa on the top step of the podium.
Voice, arrangement and vocals are by Flavio Gismondi, a young Italian singer and actor who recently starred as Moritz in the Italian production of SPRING AWAKENING.
Enjoy this beautiful acoustic version featuring some inspired gospel nuances! (more...)
On Tuesday 25 February 2014 internationally renowned director, BAZ LUHRMANN, who is hard at work in the rehearsal room at Carriageworks, announced the extraordinary composers he and co-writer CRAIG PEARCE have collaborated with in order to bring STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL to life on stage. (more...)
Internationally acclaimed Welsh opera and concert bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will perform two concerts only at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town on Friday, 2nd May and Saturday, 3rd May 2014. With a host of awards and accolades including a GRAMMY Award, a CBE and the Queen's Medal for Music to his name, Terfel is one of the most sought-after opera singers in the world. (more...)
Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) is excited to announce today the details of a one-night concert performance by the stars of NBC's America's Got Talent, crossover opera trio Forte. Just back from their holiday engagement at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and the National Christmas Tree Lighting, the three tenors of Forte, featuring FWOpera star Sean Panikkar, will bring their powerful voices and unique blend of part-pop, part-opera to Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm. This exclusive performance will feature a limited number of 100 VIP experience seats for $100 each. These VIP experience tickets include premium orchestra seating and a pre-show VIP champagne reception. The VIP reception will be hosted from 6-7 pm before the show's 7:30 pm start time. (more...)
'This broadcast and webcast event was the perfect way to spread the word about Andres' Inaugural Season to an even broader audience and build upon the momentum generated from our Centennial Season,' said Houston Symphony Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson. 'It symbolizes our commitment to innovation, community partnerships, and becoming more relevant to even more Houstonians. We're grateful to Houston Public Media for collaborating on this important and exciting announcement.' (more...)
World famous trumpet player Chris Botti will bring a night of jazz and harmony to The VETS in Providence on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $38-$68; Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.TheVetsRI.com, (401)-421-ARTS (2787) or the PPAC/The VETS Box Office located at 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Box Office hours are Monday – Friday from 10A-5P; Saturday from 10A-2P. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts. The VETS on-site Box Office is only open on show days. (more...)
Registration for the spring semester of Italian language classes at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is now open. The 12-week semester begins February 22, with 90-minute classes offered weekdays, weekends and evenings to accommodate most schedules, for students of all levels of proficiency. Weekday classes will be taught by Rose Frisari on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, weekend classes will be taught by Professor Louis Leonini on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and evening classes will be taught by Maria Bonavita on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes are limited to a maximum of 20 students and minimum of 10. Tuition is $165 for non-members and $150 for museum members and must be paid in advance. (more...)
Just in time for Valentine's Day comes Sweetheart 2014, a collection of indelible, handpicked covers from a remarkable group of modern musical dreamers who artfully grapple, in one way or another, with that most vexing of subject to ever befall mankind, L.O.V.E. Sweetheart 2014 (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) will be available on CD exclusively at Starbucks and all digital outlets beginning February 4th, 2014. (more...)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Internationally renowned 'Voice Builder' - and after 35 years and more than 200 of the greatest voices in the singing, acting, and speaking industries as his students, Gary Catona has taken his revolutionary voice building system to the world. To help him reach his goal of changing the world of voice, Catona has created and launched a wonderful DVD called Ultimate Voice Builder, in which the essence of his voice building system is presented in an easy, user-friendly way. (more...)
The Recording Academy® announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's honorees are: the Beatles, Armando Manzanero, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, and Maud Powell as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients; Rick Hall, Jim Marshall and Ennio Morricone as Trustees Award honorees; and Emile Berliner and Lexicon as Technical GRAMMY® Award recipients. (more...)
Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates Host for Andrea Bocelli 'Live From Central Park' and 'Il Volo Takes Flight' CRISTINA FONTANELLI brings her program of Italy's best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics during her 10th-Annual 'Christmas In Italy' concert at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center today, December 7 at 3:00 PM the culmination of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States which was designated by the Italian government. (more...)