Promoting Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014

In a bid to promote economic development and job creation, the Department of Arts and Culture is to give support to the upcoming Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The 15th edition of the festival will take place on 28-29 March 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Through the department’s Mzansi Golden Economy strategy, […
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Barbican celebrates string quartets

kronos quartet

In April and May, the Barbican celebrates the 40th anniversaries of two of the most adventurous string quartets of our time. The Arditti Quartet: 40 Years Young (26 April) explores the ensemble’s four decades of pushing the boundaries of new music and comprises three sessions in one day, featuring world premieres of works by Harrison Birtwistle, Brice Pauset, James Clarke and Hilda Paredes. [Read more…]

Musicport Festival Announce Artists

News comes from the award winning Musicport Festival of some of the wonderful and Mercury nominated artists that have been added to their line up. Musicport Festival 2014 17th — 19th October — Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby, North Yorkshire. www.musicportfestival.com Tel 01947 603475 Plans are well under way for this years Musicport Fe…
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Andy Kershaw for Beverley Folk Festival

Broadcaster, writer, foreign correspondent … Andy Kershaw has established a reputation as a genuine pioneer in whichever discipline he turns his attention to. As a teenager, he was promoting major rock gigs at Leeds University. He was Billy Bragg’s driver and roadie one day, and presenting Whistle Test and Live Aid the next. A passio…
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Spotify eye IPO

Online music streaming service Spotify is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist, adding to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing, which one banker said could value the firm at as much as $ 8 billion. Meeting U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) standards for filing financial disclosures is essenti…
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Get Off the Sofa and Sing

Opera

How to Get Off the Sofa and Sing Like a Professional (Opera) Singer is by the author, broadcaster and singer Robert Little.
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Derek Ryan Ireland’s answer

Derek Ryan

The Irish country legend Daniel O’Donnell has claimed that Derek Ryan is set for stardom in the UK having already gained massive success in Ireland.  O’Donnell said that Ryan’s “confidence, boyish charm, charisma and stage presence” make him “very appealing to all age groups in the same way that Michael Buble has been”. [Read more…]

12 Years A Slave Music

12 Years A Slave

Columbia Records will release the soundtrack to the year’s most anticipated new film, 12 Years A Slave. The soundtrack, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY 12 YEARS A SLAVE, will be released in the UK on 6 January 2014. [Read more…]

Aliona Vilani Joins Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole will be joined by fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional Aliona Vilani for his Licence to Thrill tour

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Lorde of Song

Lorde - Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor

In 2013 teen singing sensation Lorde (Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor) became one of New Zealand’s most famous exports. [Read more…]