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      • Rocker Alice Cooper Goes Classical to Reinvent Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” for the 21st Century

        alice-1920-1080-wallpaperPeter and the Wolf, with story and score by Sergei Prokofiev, has introduced countless children to classical music. Since it premiered in 1936, there have also been countless interpretations and reinterpretations of the piece. It has been narrated by everyone from Prokofiev’s immediate family members to musicians ranging from David Bowie to Jacqueline du Pré. Rocker Alice Cooper joined the illustrious list of narrators with the creation of a new, American version of this classic work: Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood.
      • VIDEO: Ultraman Reveals New Superpower – Conducting

        Ultra_manUltraman, the superhero from the television series of the same name, recently revealed a new superpower: conducting. Ultraman was created in the 1960s for a series of 39 episodes produced by the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS). The hero fights off monsters and space aliens who terrorize innocent civilians, including, apparently concert goers. In the video below, more...
      • Why the Chinese Pipa is One of the Coolest Instruments You’ve Never Heard

        home-bg_sqAlright, so maybe you've heard the pipa before. Perhaps, though, you don't know it by name. In anticipation of her performance at the National Chinese Language Conference in Chicago, Wu Man discussed the pipa’s 2,000-year history and her diverse collaborations.
      • 20 Golden Rules for Singing Opera

        ppSinger Sophie Rennert has the internet in stitches with her Golden Rules for Singing Opera that she posted on her blog April 23, 2016. There's no shortage of digs about divas out there. But Rennert's Golden Rules pack a particular punch since she herself is a singer. What rules would you add to her list? Tell us in the comments.
      • Italian tenor makes Met Opera debut with 5 minutes notice

        biografia-francesco-anile>NEW YORK — Francesco Anile got to make his Metropolitan Opera debut in a T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. With 5 minutes notice. The 54-year-old Italian tenor was in the green room during the last act of Saturday’s performance of Verdi’s “Otello,” which was being broadcast on radio throughout the world, when he was told more...
      • LISTEN: Shakespeare Actors Read Shakespeare

        billShakespeare penned some of the most beautiful verses in the English language. And while Shakespeare’s work is wonderful to read, it’s even better when it’s performed. So we asked a group of eight actors to read us some of their favorite verses as we celebrate the Bard’s 400th birthday as a part of the citywide more...

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