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Atlanta Symphony Cancels Performances As Lockout Drags On

Atlanta Symphony Cancels Performances As Lockout Drags On

David Ng

September 29, 2014


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By David Ng Los Angeles Times (MCT) The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has canceled its opening night celebration as well as performances through Nov. 8 as a labor dispute with its musicians drags on with no end in sight. The company locked out its musicians earlier this month following a breakdown in cont...

Coltrane’s Live ‘Offering’ Shakes The Room

Coltrane’s Live ‘Offering’ Shakes The Room

Chris Barton

September 29, 2014


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By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times (MCT) John Coltrane "Offering: Live at Temple University" 4 stars (Resonance/Impulse) The two-disc "Offering" practically begins mid-sentence, with John Coltrane already into the opening number "Naima" before the engineer for Temple University's WRTI radio station...

Pink Floyd’s New ‘Old’ Album, ‘The Endless River,’ Arrives No. 10

Pink Floyd’s New ‘Old’ Album, ‘The Endless River,’ Arrives No. 10

Randall Roberts

September 23, 2014


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By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new Pink Floyd album, called “The Endless River,” will be released Nov. 10, and the band has offered more details on its creation. Recorded by the trio of David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason — Roger Waters is no longer a member of the ban...

Bob Dylan To Be Named MusiCares Person Of The Year

Bob Dylan To Be Named MusiCares Person Of The Year

Gerrick D. Kennedy

September 23, 2014


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By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year ahead of next year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation announced Tuesday. Dylan will receive the honor during MusiCares' 25th annual gala dinner and concert...

Study: Women Underrepresented In Film Industry

Study: Women Underrepresented In Film Industry

September 23, 2014


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By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times (MCT) As film becomes an increasingly global business, a new study suggests that women are underrepresented both in front of and behind cameras worldwide. The study, released Monday by the University of Southern California, also contains some surprises — such ...

Northeast Graduate Is Part Of Emmy Award Winning Team

Northeast Graduate Is Part Of Emmy Award Winning Team

September 22, 2014


Filed under Campus, Entertainment

NORFOLK – A graduate of Northeast Community College was part of a television news team that has earned a prestigious award. Trevor Huber was a member of the crew at KTIV-TV in Sioux City, IA, to receive an Upper Midwest Emmy® Award for Newscast – Evening for its coverage of the “Argosy Casino...

John Oswald’s ‘Grayfolded’ Is The Ultimate Version Of The Grateful Dead’s Beloved ‘Dark Star’

John Oswald’s ‘Grayfolded’ Is The Ultimate Version Of The Grateful Dead’s Beloved ‘Dark Star’

September 16, 2014


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By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (MCT) Warning: The Grateful Dead is the focus of this story, so there will certainly be skeptics from the outset. After all, the San Francisco band, with its extended improvised excursions, is as polarizing a group as there ever has been. Those not already click...

Rob Owen: ‘Sesame Street’ Turns 45, Expands

Rob Owen: ‘Sesame Street’ Turns 45, Expands

September 16, 2014


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By Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) PASADENA, Calif. — Hard to believe it has been 45 years of Sunny Days and Everything’s A-OKs, but PBS stalwart “Sesame Street” indeed turned 45 this month and expanded to include a second, half-hour daily show. The 26 new one-hour episodes air weekday morning...

September 11, 2014


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The Riff Report: New Music This Week

The Riff Report: New Music This Week

PopMatters.com

September 10, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

PopMatters.com (MCT) Interpol – “El Pintor” If you’re still waiting for another “Turn on the Bright Lights,” you’ll most likely be waiting for some time, but you might as well take “El Pintor” for a spin to pass the time, because, after all, it might just satisfy that desire. Reg...

Ed Sheeran Defies Categorization But Still Fills Arenas – Alone

Ed Sheeran Defies Categorization But Still Fills Arenas – Alone

Jonathan Takiff

September 10, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Jonathan Takiff Philadelphia Daily News (MCT) A ginger-haired, scruffy and increasingly tattooed "misfit" from Britain, Ed Sheeran plays guitar, beatboxes and, occasionally, fiddles. He also writes and winsomely sings hip-hop-inflected folk confessionals that enthrall young'uns _ and their parents,...

Quality May Be Casualty Of Film Fest War

Quality May Be Casualty Of Film Fest War

September 9, 2014


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By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (MCT) TORONTO — Has TIFF, North America’s largest film festival, become the middlebrow blob that ate cinema? It’s ungracious, I suppose, to ask. But has the blob known as the Toronto International Film Festival, North America’s largest and most popular cinema g...

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