Classical music and cutting edge technology may not seem, at first glance, to have much to do with each other. In the public imagination, in fact, classical music may seem like the last stronghold of music making without the use of modern tech. But, to see them as two separate — or even opposing worlds, is a fallacy. They don’t just intertwine; technology is breathing vital new life into the world of classical music just as it needs it most.
At 69, the classical music juggernaut that is André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, 2018 has been the Dutch violinist and conductor’s most successful year to date, with more than 700,000 tickets sold to his concerts worldwide. Who would have thought that the King of the Waltz would outsell Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and AC/DC in the 21st century?
We’ve all seen the videos of dogs playing piano and elephants dancing to violin music. But, are those animals really reacting to the music, or are they reacting more to the people who are playing it? Is it all just wishful thinking on our part? We’ve taken a look into the science behind animals and music — to see what’s behind the social media hype.
Everything old is new again – or that’s how the saying goes. When it comes to hair, there are centuries of “stylespo” to draw from. You may not be able to reinvent the wheel, but you can create modern takes on fads from previous decades.
Bria Skonberg is bringing us the musical future by delving into its past.
It’s been a busy year for jazz trumpet player, composer, and singer Bria Skonberg. She got a last minute call earlier this year to play with the members of Sun Ra Arkestra backing up U2 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. She was approached by New York’s Lincoln Center to put together the Sisterhood of Swing, a tribute to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first all female big band. Add a busy touring schedule and gigging with her band.
Read more at: https://www.myentertainmentworld.ca/2018/11/skonberg/
Small but deadly, MMA flyweight fighter Tharoth Sam – aka Kalorntorn, or “Little Frog” – was in Canada for the first time to help promote Surviving Bokator, a documentary screening at the Hamilton Film Festival.
Everyone has that one thing we really need out of a relationship — the surefire deal breaker. Sure, there are nice-to-haves, like a rich family and a flashy car, but in the end, we’re all willing to put up with a lot if certain key facets of the relationship are in place.