American Band – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:30:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gogogoairheart.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png American Band – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ 32 32 Hybrid music genre lands in classical town https://gogogoairheart.com/hybrid-music-genre-lands-in-classical-town/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:00:52 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/hybrid-music-genre-lands-in-classical-town/ In a city that has been identified as a music hub for decades, it’s almost unthinkable that there could be underrepresented genres on the Athens scene, but some local venues and promoters have taken action this year. to bring new sounds. Local company Aquemini 28 Entertainment held its first Afro-Caribbean First Fridays show last month […]]]>

In a city that has been identified as a music hub for decades, it’s almost unthinkable that there could be underrepresented genres on the Athens scene, but some local venues and promoters have taken action this year. to bring new sounds.

Local company Aquemini 28 Entertainment held its first Afro-Caribbean First Fridays show last month at The Soundtrack, and the event is set to take place monthly at the downtown bar with Afrobeat vibes from Anthony “DJ Charger.” Johnson.

The next First Friday is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday at The Soundtrack.

Read more:Dominican restaurateurs in Athens open Latin bar downtown

Also: The 2022 Athens Music Walk of Fame inductees were announced at AthFest. here is the list

On September 4, Southern Brewing Co. will host the Aquemini Music Festival, a celebration of urban music that will feature bands on two stages, DJs, cultural food vendors, a fashion showcase, an art gallery and a Fun Area operated by Rucker Family Amusements.

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The spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris https://gogogoairheart.com/the-spirit-of-virgil-abloh-lives-on-at-louis-vuitton-in-paris/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 16:11:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/the-spirit-of-virgil-abloh-lives-on-at-louis-vuitton-in-paris/ PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh survived Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a spectacular high-energy show for Louis Vuitton menswear. A black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper Kendrick Lamar performed a live ode to the American […]]]>

PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh survived Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a spectacular high-energy show for Louis Vuitton menswear. A black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper Kendrick Lamar performed a live ode to the American fashion star who was the clothing designer for Vuitton men from 2018 until his death.

Here are some highlights from the spring-summer 2023 shows on Thursday in Paris.

Abloh’s Marching Band

“Long live Virgil… How many kilometers away?” went Lamar’s live rap to Vuitton’s sultry spectacle. The set of yellow roads that snaked around the Louvre’s oldest courtyard recalled the spirit of the “Wizard of Oz” and the childhood obsessions common to Abloh’s designs – as did a marching band and a dance troupe in colorful clothing, including several members of the Florida A&M University band, who appeared loudly at the start and end of the show.

This spring-summer parade was the first presented since Abloh’s death that he had not designed (a posthumous precedent was based on his own designs). On Thursday, it was more of a collection entirely designed by the Vuitton studio in his mind. This rare continuation at Vuitton of the aesthetic of a former designer is a strong sign of the level of influence that the man was able to draw from.

Stars such as Omar Sy, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Joel Edgerton and Naomi Campbell have also testified to the appeal of his legacy.

THE VUITTON STUDIO SHOW

It’s a remarkable feat for a studio to emulate the styles of a former designer – with originality.

Such was the case at Thursday’s exhibition: from shirt hems cut in original ways in zigzag patterns, to appliques of 3D paper planes on suits and elongated silhouettes from another world.

A finely tailored jacket with trompe l’oeil prints provided one of many touches of old-fashioned luxury. Moments like this in this collection seemed to surpass even Abloh’s own runway designs.

They walked a careful line between the playful styles associated with the house since 2018 and the refined luxury tailoring seen under predecessor Kim Jones.

The screen’s strength was due to its many design prowess. An example was the size of a black double-breasted jacket that had been pulled up to look like a V on the side. Its very silhouette evoked the monogram of the house.

Louis Vuitton’s design studio has just bucked the trend of too many cooks spoiling the broth.

DEATH DEFYING FASHION AT HOMME PLISSE ISSEY MIYAKE

Blurring the line between fashion and performance, the Japanese house of Issey Miyake for Homme Plisse used a troupe of acrobats who twisted, danced and appeared to court death for a spectacular Paris Fashion Week men’s show.

In vibrant hues inspired by flowers and vases, models mingled with artists inside the newly renovated La Poste du Louvre for this quirky and sensitive showcase of fashion creations through dance.

From a hidden ledge above the courtyard track, a dance troupe suddenly rose up mid-show to gasps from the audience. In pastel-coloured, loose-fitting pleated clothing, the performers then descended ladders, before performing death-defying leaps, drops and falls. Performers were launched through the air like missiles, only to be grabbed by dancers across the yard. There was no safety net above the hard stone floor.

The show was directed by Rachid Ouramdane of the Théâtre National de Chaillot, with a collective of acrobats, Compagnie XY.

Fashion itself was soft in comparison. Gradual curves at the neck and belly mimicked the shapes of vases with a nice weight that produced a dynamic silhouette. A pleated tunic in pastel red was paired with a cropped jacket, with chest panels that resembled an Asian warrior. Elsewhere, a bright dandelion waistcoat featured studded pockets that fanned out like a flower opening.

Color blocking was also a strong theme – with pastel purple contrasting with blush and grape black on one look, and pastel yellow and midnight blue on another. It was a strong comeback on the catwalks for Homme Plisse at Issey Miyake.

RICK OWENS’ ANCIENT EGYPT

American designer Rick Owens draws his inspiration from the ancient world, returning from a stay in Egypt and a visit to the temple of Edfu on the Nile.

Often a philosopher, Owens said his “personal preoccupations … felt petty about this kind of timelessness”. In recent seasons he has commented on the impact of the pandemic on fashion and beyond – and embraced the lockdown as a moment of introspection.

Owens has always had an aesthetic inspired by ancient Egyptian clothing, with togas, drapes and high priestess styles gracing her catwalks. But on Thursday’s show, he turned the dial for a very personal take on these silhouettes.

“Lying down in the dirt with the Valley of the Kings within sight was a prospect I loved,” he said.

Like the long stone sculptures of the ancient temple, the figures were elongated by layering clothes to make the belly fall low. The dark flared pants were so long that the fabric brushed the stone steps as the models descended the hall of the Palais de Tokyo. It created a funky surreal effect.

The “extreme shoulders” – giant and rounded – created that Egyptian priest vibe, adapted by the American fashion master in chiffon, crisp cotton and garish plaid.

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French designer Alexandre Mattiussi continued his penchant for using high-profile French actresses as role models on Thursday night’s co-ed show, which riffed on the 80s.

This spring season, the celebrity shine came from “Amelie” and “The Da Vinci Code” star Audrey Tautou, who opened the proceedings in a cool oversized ecru trench coat and warm cropped white jeans.

The rest of the show was defined by AMI’s usual fare of sellable looks, like in oversized ’80s suit jackets and knee-length stripper boots.

Checks – argyle, gingham tartan style – mixed with stripes – Breton, pin and sporty – to produce a slight twist on Mattiussi’s bread and butter styles.

While the plus size models were a welcome addition to the Paris catwalk and added a sense of inclusiveness.

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The vision behind the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame https://gogogoairheart.com/the-vision-behind-the-cincinnati-black-music-walk-of-fame/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 02:06:58 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/the-vision-behind-the-cincinnati-black-music-walk-of-fame/ When considering the impact of African Americans on the music industry, Detroit and Memphis are generally considered the premier cities for black art. The lesser-known story is that of Cincinnati, whose rusty streets gave way to the creation of the doo-wop, funk, and other sounds that dominated the mid-20th century. Perhaps Cincinnati’s black music legacy […]]]>

When considering the impact of African Americans on the music industry, Detroit and Memphis are generally considered the premier cities for black art.

The lesser-known story is that of Cincinnati, whose rusty streets gave way to the creation of the doo-wop, funk, and other sounds that dominated the mid-20th century.

Perhaps Cincinnati’s black music legacy has been overlooked in the past, but Hamilton County Commission Vice Chairman Alicia Reece is seeking to change the narrative with the creation of the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Famous.

New:These artists will be inducted into the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame next month

The Walk of Fame, founded by Reece, is located outside the Andrew J. Brady Music Center, with Hollywood-style stars honoring musicians with Hamilton County ties. The 2022 winners include Penny Ford, techno-funk band Midnight Star, hip-hop producer Hi-Tek and jazz musician Wilbert Longmire.

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AMERICAN ANTHEMS (new series premiere) https://gogogoairheart.com/american-anthems-new-series-premiere/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:45:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/american-anthems-new-series-premiere/ Premieres Fridays June 24 – July 29, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand with PBS Video App Across the country, in every community, unsung heroes are quietly working to improve the lives of others. Their inspirational efforts often receive little fanfare – until now. AMERICAN ANTHEMS, a new six-episode series, celebrates […]]]>

Premieres Fridays June 24 – July 29, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand with PBS Video App

Across the country, in every community, unsung heroes are quietly working to improve the lives of others. Their inspirational efforts often receive little fanfare – until now. AMERICAN ANTHEMS, a new six-episode series, celebrates these everyday heroes with surprise songs from today’s biggest country music stars, including Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice, The War and Treaty, Lindsay Ell, Cam and Ruston Kelly.

AMERICAN ANTHEMS: Overview

Each episode of AMERICAN ANTHEMS will follow a different country star as they meet a local hero and discover the transformative experience that inspired their commitment to bringing positive change to their community. Then, working with a famous songwriter — including Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, his collaborators Billy Montana and Adam Wood, and Bill Sherman — the country star will secretly turn the hero’s story of kindness, hard work and perseverance into a epic original song. At the end of the episode, the hero will be surprised by a unique performance of the artist’s powerful anthem surrounded by family and friends.

Jennifer Nettles and Bill Sherman Write ‘Life Is Sweet’

“AMERICAN ANTHEMS is an amazing show that truly captures how simple acts of kindness lead to larger-than-life results,” said Academy of Country Music Award winner Lee Brice. “A good country song is like a good deed – it’s simple, heartfelt stories with lasting impact.”

Lee Brice and his songwriting partners create a song for Ashley

Among the six heroes honored on AMERICAN ANTHEMS is a father who started a non-profit organization to help families of cancer patients while undergoing cancer treatment himself and a former police officer who founded an organization that supports survivors of abuse sex after struggling to recover from his own stroke.

Viewers will also meet a young, service-oriented woman whose nonprofit organization provides free laundry days in low-income areas; an enterprising member of a public school board who has made it her mission to collect books featuring black characters for children who otherwise would not have access to various stories; a military veteran working to rescue retired police and military K-9s; and a creative performing arts director who teaches acting to mentally challenged adults.

Ashley Ruiz shows Lee Brice the ropes of the laundry project

“There are heroes all around us, and we’re so grateful to be a part of honoring some of our country’s most overlooked and forgotten, especially those on all fours,” said Michael Trotter Jr. of American duo The War and Treaty. A veteran himself, Trotter and his wife Tanya write and perform an original song for Jason Johnson, a decorated military veteran and the founder of Project K9 Hero.

War and Treaty find similarities to K9s

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Life is Sweet” raw Friday, June 24 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV – When Seth Grumet was diagnosed with cancer, he was surrounded by an impenetrable network of family and friends who helped him every step of the way. It was during this experience that Seth learned how rare it is to have a supportive community, so he created an organization called STOMP The Monster™ to provide the kind of support system he relied on if strongly to those who are not fortunate enough to have the same. After spending an emotional day with Seth, Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles brings out the incredible kindness and hope in her story to write a song in Seth’s honor with award-winning songwriter Bill Sherman. Performing the anthem hovering over Seth’s life in front of family and friends, Jennifer leaves a surprised audience without a dry eye in the house.

Jennifer Nettles learns about Seth Grumet’s cancer journey

Episode 2: “Pocket Change” premieres Friday, July 1 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV – When Ashley Ruiz returned to the United States after two and a half years in Puerto Rico, she started helping a friend with her simple but incredibly impactful idea: take over a laundromat in a low-income area for a day and pay for it. as much laundry as each customer can wash. Realizing that their small act made such a big difference, Ashley dedicated herself to the organization, The Laundry Project. She and her volunteers are called “merchants of hope” because they offer dignity and hope to those who struggle with the demands of daily life. Grammy nominee Lee Brice spends a day with Ashley at the laundromat and sees how a little “pocket change” can change a life. This becomes the inspiration for Lee to work with two famous songwriting collaborators, Billy Montana and Adam Wood, to create a song that pays homage to Ashley and her group of “Merchants of Hope”.

Episode 2 Preview | Pocket change

Episode 3: “Soldier On All Fours” premieres Friday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV – Jason Johnson is a decorated military veteran who spent years in the Middle East as a K-9 handler. At the end of his Iraq tour, Jason learned that once military K-9s retire, all government care and funding stops. That’s when Jason started Project K-9 Hero, a non-profit organization that provides the best quality of life for retired military and police working dogs. War and Treaty (Michael and Tanya Trotter) meet with Jason to learn his support story and the dogs’ stories of heroism. Overcoming his longtime fear of dogs, Michael, who is also a veteran, recognizes the healing power of these incredible animals. With this life-changing experience in mind, Michael and Tanya write a song that honors Jason’s advocacy and raises awareness of the challenges K-9s face after service. What Happens is a powerful and moving ballad that no one will ever forget.

The War and the Treaty Learn more about Project K-9 Hero

Episode 3 Preview | four legged soldier

Episode 4: “Let The Words Come Out” airs Friday, July 15 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV – Greta McClain was a former detective in the police sexual assault division who suffered a horrific sexual assault herself. While dealing with self-imposed shame, Greta began talking with other survivors on social media and decided to create Silent No More, an organization that provides a safe space for survivors of abuse. sexual. Country star Lindsay Ell, also a survivor of sexual assault, instantly bonds with Greta as they engage in a day of creative therapy. After learning about Greta’s service to her community, Lindsay and her close friend, legendary singer/songwriter Kristian Bush of Sugarland, create an electric country rock anthem that Greta will use as a fight song on her mission of goodness.

Episode 4 Preview | let the words out

Episode 5: “Make Tomorrow Come Today” premieres Friday, July 22 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV – As a child, Meredith McKinney took a brown pencil and colored the faces of the white-skinned protagonists in her books to make them look like her. Today, not only is diversity still lacking in children’s literature nationwide, but the books have become increasingly expensive. So, Meredith started the Black Book Project to collect books featuring various characters for low-income youth, then distribute them to schools, nonprofits, businesses, government institutions, religious organizations and other institutions. other community groups. Grammy-nominated Cam is no stranger to championing diversity, and together she and Meredith explore the fact that while a lot has changed since their youth, so much remains the same. It was this idea that prompted Cam to team up with songwriter Dr. Williams to bring Meredith and many of the children she has helped a surprise rendition of a moving folk anthem urging us all to act now. .

Episode 5 Preview | Bring tomorrow today

Episode 6: “What You’re Here For” premieres Friday, July 29 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV – Melissa Smith moved to town with a performing arts degree and no plans. As fate would have it, she took a job at a local thrift store that employed mentally disabled adults and knew it was a life-changing experience. It was then that she established Backlight Productions, a performing arts organization that combines her background in theater with her interest in serving the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) community. Singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly also knows what it means to make a dramatic life change, having originally planned and trained to become an Olympic ice skating champion. After spending an entire day with Melissa, including attending a dress rehearsal for an upcoming piece, Ruston reaches out to her close friend, songwriter Kate York, to create a deeply personal piano ballad celebrating the work. of Melissa and the good we can do once we realize our purpose.

Courtesy of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Believe Entertainment Group

Meredith McKinney, founder of the Black Book Project, during an elementary school book distribution.

#AmericanAnthems

Watch at your own pace:

AMERICAN ANTHEMS airs Friday, June 24, 2022 on KPBS TV, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.

Credits:

From NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Academy and Emmy Award-Winning Studio Believe Entertainment Group

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Wheeling Symphony Launches Celebrate America Tour | News, Sports, Jobs https://gogogoairheart.com/wheeling-symphony-launches-celebrate-america-tour-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:32:14 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/wheeling-symphony-launches-celebrate-america-tour-news-sports-jobs/ WHEELING – The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, with support from the City of Wheeling and Roxby Development, has announced the Celebrate America Concert Tour for July 4, 2022. The tour will begin in Weirton at 7:30 p.m. on July 1 at the Weirton Event Center, travel to Clarksburg on July 2, Canaan Valley on […]]]>

WHEELING – The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, with support from the City of Wheeling and Roxby Development, has announced the Celebrate America Concert Tour for July 4, 2022.

The tour will begin in Weirton at 7:30 p.m. on July 1 at the Weirton Event Center, travel to Clarksburg on July 2, Canaan Valley on July 3, then wrap up in Wheeling at 7:00 p.m. on July 4 at the Heritage Port. All concerts are free and open to the public, but donations to the Wheeling Symphony will be accepted.

Led by maestro John Devlin, the performances will feature special guests Eli Lambie and the Mojo Kings and hip-hop artist Isaiah Keez. Musical selections will include a variety of patriotic tunes such as “The Overture of 1812”, “The Salvation of the Armed Forces”, and “Stars and Stripes Forever” as well as original compositions and a few chart-topping hits.

“Now that I’ve been part of the Wheeling community for a few years, I’m getting to know the talented musicians who call the Ohio Valley home,” said Devlin. “Eli Lambie frequently played piano and keyboard with the orchestra and his band The Mojo Kings are a hometown favorite. Isaiah Keez is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist and rapper I met during the last year. When the orchestra, Eli and Isaiah come together on the same stage, we will have a musical fireworks display, that’s for sure.

Additional support is provided by WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and WVU Medicine Reynolds.



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Valley News – The Claremont Opera House has its own epic story to tell after 125 years https://gogogoairheart.com/valley-news-the-claremont-opera-house-has-its-own-epic-story-to-tell-after-125-years/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 02:29:24 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/valley-news-the-claremont-opera-house-has-its-own-epic-story-to-tell-after-125-years/ It was almost never built and was nearly demolished. Now, after musical and theatrical performances of every conceivable kind, including one featuring an elephant, Claremont Opera House will host a 125th anniversary party with a stage show on June 25. The show includes re-enactments of oral histories recorded 40 years ago; Thief, a one-act play […]]]>

It was almost never built and was nearly demolished.

Now, after musical and theatrical performances of every conceivable kind, including one featuring an elephant, Claremont Opera House will host a 125th anniversary party with a stage show on June 25.

The show includes re-enactments of oral histories recorded 40 years ago; Thief, a one-act play and the first performance performed at the opera; and several musical performances. Pianist Virginia Eskin will play the Great March of Claremontwritten by Stevens High School music teacher Addison P. Wyman in 1868.

“It’s a wonderful evening celebrating the history of theater and music at the opera,” Felicia Dalke, chairwoman of the opera’s board, said in an interview inside the auditorium. 800 seats.

Dalke said she found a theme for the celebration when Colin Sanborn, former president of the historical society and director of circulation at the Fiske Library, presented her with a book, Claremont, New Hampshire — A Living Historyan index of taped interviews for an oral history project in 1980. Dalke took the taped interviews home.

“It was amazing to hear these stories and the whole story of so many special times at Claremont,” she said.

An anniversary committee agreed on the idea of ​​selecting excerpts from these interviews relating to the history of opera for the stage show.

The anniversary show has two acts. It starts with living pageants, said Sharon Wood of the Off Broad Street Players. Members of the local theater group will play 10 Claremont residents who were interviewed as part of the oral history project.

“We selected people who had comments about arts and entertainment,” Wood said. “They (the actors) will come up on stage and recite the quotes from the oral history.”

Some of these memories date back to the early 20th century, including that of Elizabeth Bell, who was 95 when she was interviewed.

“She attended the consecration in 1897 when she was 11 years old,” Dalke said. “She came over from North Street with her mother and she said what a great day it was for Claremont and everyone was here and the governor.

“Hearing someone talk about this, from this period, is priceless and makes you realize what a treasure it is and how important it is to bring it back to life,” said said Dalke.

Audiences will also hear Mrs. Pearl “Effie” White recall when an elephant entered the opera house for the Carillons of Normandya comic opera, in 1913.

Hoisting Minnie, the 3-ton elephant, from the street to the backstage didn’t work, so they accompanied her up the grand staircase and down the center aisle. At intermission, the elephant was brought back and right in front of White.

“In the oral history, she said, ‘They told us to be quiet and not make any sudden movements while the elephant passes by you,'” Dalke said.

While the stage show will focus solely on memorabilia from the opera, a new book, Stage Whispers: A Living Story Toldcovers the broader subject of arts and entertainment when Claremont was the center of cultural attractions in the Upper Valley.

As with the celebration, the committee took selected comments from oral history about places like the Roseland Ballroom, movie theaters, and park pavilions.

With funding from a New Hampshire Humanities grant, the committee hired writer Annalisa Parent, who combined oral history quotes and background information to tell the story of how residents of Claremont entertained themselves.

“I think it will be a wonderful tribute to this place but also to the history of Claremont and will remind people that this building has gone through its ebbs and flows of support, its successes and its failures,” Dalke said. “The book is meant to remind people how special this building is and how special Claremont is in its rich and storied history in arts and entertainment,” Dalke said.

Two musical performances will bridge the gap between the history of opera and current events. The Claremont American Band, which was at the original inauguration, will play John Philip Sousa Stars and stripes forever, which the composer performed in Claremont with a 50-person marching band on the opera stage. And Melissa Richmond, executive director of the West Claremont Center for Music and Arts, and classically trained flautist will also perform.

Throughout its history, the opera has relied on the perseverance of the inhabitants who are committed to building and maintaining it.

Construction began in the fall of 1895 after months of disagreement and even a lawsuit trying to stop the project, author Gerald Gatz wrote in a 1982 article for Historic New Hampshire.

The first hurdle was the defeat of three separate proposals to build a sewer system for the growing city that many believed was more important than replacing the town hall.

After the third vote on the sewer project, in February 1895, voters went to the town hall on March 12 and easily approved articles of mandate to demolish the town hall and build an opera house in the same place. . But rather than settle the issue, the vote resulted in disputes over the selection of an architect that dragged on into the spring and summer, Gatz wrote.

Resignations from the building committee and a lawsuit in Superior Court seeking to prevent the city from using public funds to build an opera house created more discord.

To break the deadlock, the building committee decided in August to start from scratch with the hiring of architect Charles Rich, a graduate of Dartmouth College. Things moved quickly after that. Rich’s plans were approved, and builder Hira Beckwith submitted a low bid of $47,385 ($1.6 million today), although the final cost was $62,000. Construction began in the fall of 1895 and the Italian Renaissance Revival style building was completed two years later with a dedication on June 22, 1897.

A recreation of the 1897 dedication speeches will be part of the June 25 show, but not one that demonstrated the raw emotion that reigned at that time.

Dr. Osman Way, who was at the heart of the debate and had resigned as a member of the building committee, wrote Gatz, derided the demolition of the Old City Hall as “an act of vandalism”, but said nevertheless stated that he would try to be “faithful to majority rule.

Equally controversial was the debate more than 60 years later, when the opera house was nearly demolished.

In the mid-1960s the venue was closed due to its condition and lack of support for live entertainment. Dalke said former mayor Marion Phillips tried to persuade the city council to take action and invest in needed repairs, to no avail.

Dalke said local entrepreneurs ridiculed the idea of ​​saving the opera house and instead suggested it be demolished, leaving only the town hall offices on the first floor. But Phillips was undeterred. She brought “experts” from the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Dartmouth to tour the opera house and their opinion apparently put an end to talk of demolition, Dalke said.

“When they walked in and saw the beauty, they said, ‘This building needs restoring.’ ”

John Bennett, now a retired Stevens High School art teacher and current board member, led efforts to add the opera house to the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1970s. from there, Bennett worked with others to hire an architect and raise money for the restoration. The building reopened in the late 1970s.

“This place wouldn’t be here without his efforts,” Dalke said of Bennett.

Today, the city’s architectural and cultural centerpiece needs more repairs, including a new roof, and Dalke said they are struggling to attract large audiences following the pandemic closures. But for now, opera fans are content to take a moment to celebrate its 125-year history and the city’s performing arts talent.

“For this show, I’m very happy that these organizations are coming back to the opera house and collaborating with us and partnering with the show because it really is a community stage,” Dalke said.

For more information about the show and the book, visit www.clarremontoperahouse.com.

Patrick O’Grady can be reached at pogclmt@gmail.com.

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30 tragic deaths of music legends https://gogogoairheart.com/30-tragic-deaths-of-music-legends/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:22:07 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/30-tragic-deaths-of-music-legends/ Music is a powerful force that connects members of a generation, and when an icon of that generation dies, the loss is felt among the masses; it’s especially shocking when this larger-than-life celebrity dies suddenly and at a young age. Sadly, we lost several musical artists far too soon, often through the pressure, exposure, or […]]]>

Music is a powerful force that connects members of a generation, and when an icon of that generation dies, the loss is felt among the masses; it’s especially shocking when this larger-than-life celebrity dies suddenly and at a young age. Sadly, we lost several musical artists far too soon, often through the pressure, exposure, or commitments that come with fame. Visit our gallery of photos recalling 30 music legends and the details of their tragic deaths.

I was only nine when John Lennon died, and over 40 years later I remember sitting at the kitchen table listening to the radio report of this crazy fan Marc David Chapman shot down the legendary singer. It was one of the most shocking events in rock and roll history; fans were devastated, with at least three suicides. Chapman pleaded guilty and remains incarcerated. Barely 15 years later, a promising young singer Selena was murdered by an obsessed fan, Yolanda Salvidarwho also remains in prison.

In the 1990s, two influential rappers were murdered less than a year apart when East and West Coast hip-hop rivalries escalated. Tupac Shakur and The notorious BIG were shot in drive-by shootings. Member of the Crips gang Orlando Anderson was a prime suspect in Shakur’s death, but many believed Biggie was involved. When Biggie was later similarly killed, theories arose linking Wallace’s death to Shakur’s as a revenge theory; corrupt Los Angeles cops were also implicated. Both murders remain unsolved.

Unfortunately, many have fallen into the trap of drug addiction. Disturbingly, in some cases, the musician’s personal physician is responsible for providing unnecessary “medication”. In fact, some of these doctors have been held responsible. Although there have been differing opinions on the role of drug use in Elvis PresleyUpon ‘s death, his attending physician had his license temporarily suspended for overmedication; he was later permanently revoked due to new allegations. michael jacksonThe doctor was convicted of manslaughter and served a short stint in jail.

We have lost too many of these gifted musicians at too young an age, with an unfortunate bond connecting many of them. Between September 1970 and July 1971, jimi hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died of drug-related causes. They were each only 27 years old, which gave rise to the concept of the “Club of 27”, which was also linked to kurt cobain and Amy Winehouse decades later.

One of the most common causes of death among musicians is plane crashes, as performers try to get from one concert hall to another in a short time. Aliyah, Otis Redding and Patsy Cline were still young and at the start of promising careers when their planes crashed. The most famous of these accidents was immortalized by Don McLean in the song “American Pie”, which refers to the tragic death of holly buddy, Ritchie Valens and the big punchwhich were all terribly young, like “The Day the Music Died”.

Some, like Nat King Cole and Bob Marley, died young of a disease like cancer. Others, like george michael and Karen Carpenter, seemed to have conquered their demons and continued to work and prosper; however, the damage they had done to their bodies with substance abuse or eating disorders had taken their toll. The following is a list of some of the most shocking deaths of popular musicians, most of whom were pioneers in their genre and left behind impressive work, but also left us wondering what else they would have given the world of music. entertainment if they hadn’t left us far too soon.

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Pine Barons Revisit Japanese Band Fishmans’ 1998 Final Song “In the Air” https://gogogoairheart.com/pine-barons-revisit-japanese-band-fishmans-1998-final-song-in-the-air/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:08:08 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/pine-barons-revisit-japanese-band-fishmans-1998-final-song-in-the-air/ Formed in Tokyo in 1987, psychedelic pop band Fishmans were known for their song “Night Cruising” and the distinct upper register of vocalist Shinji Sato, who died aged 33 in 1999. In their time, the band released seven albums. before heading back to Uchu Nippon Setagaya (Where Space Japan Setagaya) in 1997 and a final […]]]>

Formed in Tokyo in 1987, psychedelic pop band Fishmans were known for their song “Night Cruising” and the distinct upper register of vocalist Shinji Sato, who died aged 33 in 1999. In their time, the band released seven albums. before heading back to Uchu Nippon Setagaya (Where Space Japan Setagaya) in 1997 and a final single together “ゆらめき” (“In the Air”), released in 1998.

Captivated by the story behind the band and their last song nearly 25 years ago, Philadelphia art rockers Pine Barons have revisited a selection of the band’s music, releasing “In the Air” as the second single from their upcoming Fishmans cover album I love fish (Grind Select), out July 8.

Performed in English by Pine Barons, the track retains its original essence of the song, less trip-hop, and enters a more lo-fi dreamlike state. The first version Pine Barons singer Keith Abrams remembers hearing was Fishmans’ live performance on the band’s third live album. Otokotachi no Wakare and said that the song seemed to be “of this kind of cosmic meditative intro, like leaving the earth behind as you step into the upper atmosphere and that creeping hypnotic pulse comes out with the bass and drums”.

Running 9 minutes 15 seconds over Fishman’s epic 13+ minute version, Pine Barons were precise in capturing the essence of the song with their own experimental arrangement and subtle twists. The progression of the original song, adds Abrams, was simplistic, but ahead of its time.

“It blew my mind,” he says. “As the last Fishmans single to be released in 1998, it was an important element to include on this album. I wanted to marry the essence of the live version with the studio version, with a slight departure from the structure When it feels like it might end, it flies off into that other realm where you might forget you’re listening to the same song.

For Pine Barons, who released their second album Mirage on the meadow in 2020, which led Abrams to discover Fishmans during the mixing phase, I love fish is the perfect continuation for the Philadelphia rockers, a tribute to a band that didn’t achieve much recognition while they were there, but were doing something beyond the peripherals of their contemporaries at the time.

“Without even knowing what the lyrics were, I felt such a strong connection to the voice that sang them,” Abrams said of his instant connection to Sato’s voice. “It confirms to me the true beauty of this voice and how truly universal the music really is.”

Abrams shared more about Fishmans albums and their latest song and how being in Philadelphia informed the making of I love fish.

American songwriter: Describe that instant connection with Fishmans.

Keith Abrams: I fell in love with the music of Fishmans and wanted to experience those songs on a deeper, more personal level. I believe they are an important part of music that has been overlooked, and more people should be aware of the wonderful world of Fishmans.

Pine Barons (Photo: Pine Barons)

AS: What does “In the Air” mean to you personally, and what do you hope listeners can take away from this single?

KA: “‘ゆらめき In the Air’ has a haunting quality, both in the lyrics and the way it moves. I get a strong emotional reaction when I listen to it. I think of loneliness and the loss of a someone who never really goes away, but lives on in a memory. This was the last song released during Shinji Sato’s lifetime, and I thought it was an important song to include in this album.

I can only hope someone feels something about it. Maybe something similar to what I felt, but feeling anything is fine.

AS: How has Philly influenced the music you make, and what impact has that had I love fish?

KA: I think Philly has definitely shaped us as musicians, being surrounded by so many talented people. At the same time, we always felt like we never fit into any particular music scene, we always felt like we were doing our own thing, more or less. I think that’s one of the many reasons we were so drawn to Fishmans, being so unique, or maybe even weirdly specific, and not really committing to any particular genre. Pine Barons can understand this sentiment very well.

AS: The connection with Fishmans is palpable. Will they be part of Pine Barons, somehow, in the future?

KA: I’m sure Fishmans will continue to influence our music in many ways, some consciously, some unconsciously, and help inform the direction we decide to go next. I also feel like in some ways the influence has always been there.

I like the fish track list:

1. Oh Slime
2. ナイトクルージング
3. Future
4. Pokka Pokka
5. Baby Blue
6. Nantettano
7. Happy days, summer vacation
8. ゆらめき In the air
9. Long Season

Photo: Alex Beebe

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Wet Leg: Isle of Wight band TikTok think he’s Swedish because of his ‘confusing’ accent https://gogogoairheart.com/wet-leg-isle-of-wight-band-tiktok-think-hes-swedish-because-of-his-confusing-accent/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:24:14 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/wet-leg-isle-of-wight-band-tiktok-think-hes-swedish-because-of-his-confusing-accent/ A group from the Isle of Wight have caused confusion on the internet because of their accent. A TikTok video has racked up thousands of views as people share their confusion over the Isle of Wight accent. Wet Leg formed in 2019 and is made up of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, who met at […]]]>

A group from the Isle of Wight have caused confusion on the internet because of their accent. A TikTok video has racked up thousands of views as people share their confusion over the Isle of Wight accent.

Wet Leg formed in 2019 and is made up of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, who met at Isle of Wight College. The band released their debut album in April after their debut singles, Chaise Longue and Wet Dream, were instant hits with indie music fans, earning millions of streams.

It has been announced that they will be supporting Harry Styles in Australia and New Zealand next year. The former One Direction star covered his single Wet Dream in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge last month.

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With over two million monthly listeners on Spotify, Wet Leg’s rapid success is something to admire, but they’ve also created a debate on TikTok for another reason: their accent. Like everywhere else, the Isle of Wight has its own accent and dialect, often described as a mixture of Somerset and Dorset.

Well, many TikTok users said they thought the group was from Sweden, until they were shown otherwise. One TikTok user, matildaeklund5, stitched up a video of them playing to share her confusion.

She said: “This band is such an enigma to me because I’ve heard a lot of British bands singing in fake American accents and American bands singing in fake British accents. Never in my life, before these people , I only heard a band sing with fake Swedish accents.”

Her video has been viewed over 230,000 times, with hundreds of like-minded comments. The Isle of Wight band somehow confused hundreds of people with their accent.

In the comments, Mathilde is quickly informed that the accent is in fact not Swedish. She adds: ‘I have been advised that this is how the people of the Isle of Wight speak and would like to formally apologize to the Isle of Wight community for my ignorance.

However, Mathilde is not the only one confused, with many commentators sharing their confusion. One writes: ‘They are not Swedish ????’ supported by another who said: ‘I thought they were German or Norwegian until I heard an interview’.

And yet, with confirmation that Teasdale and Chambers are not Swedish, online commentators are still debating the accent in which the pair sing. Either way, there’s no denying that in a short time Wet Leg has reached incredible heights.

Their self-titled debut album is available for purchase and streaming with tour dates and other information available on their online website here. Wet Leg are due to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on the marquee stage at 4.25pm.

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Meet Tiverton RI High School’s Top 10 Students of the Class of 2022 https://gogogoairheart.com/meet-tiverton-ri-high-schools-top-10-students-of-the-class-of-2022/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:09:25 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/meet-tiverton-ri-high-schools-top-10-students-of-the-class-of-2022/ Tiverton High School has announced the following students as the top 10 for the Class of 2022. Valedictorian – Elise C. Flanagan Elise is the daughter of Holly and Thomas Flanagan. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the RI Honor Society. She received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award from […]]]>

Tiverton High School has announced the following students as the top 10 for the Class of 2022.

Valedictorian – Elise C. Flanagan

Elise is the daughter of Holly and Thomas Flanagan. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the RI Honor Society. She received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award from the University of Rochester. She is a Carson Scholar.

In her senior year, she received State House Recognition, State House of Representatives Recognition, Newport County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship, Outstanding Student in science in the study of biology, the David S. Frerichs Jr. Memorial Fellowship, and the American Mathematical Society Award. .

She played Varsity Field Hockey and is a member of the Drama Club, Peer Helping Network, Gay Straight Alliance and Band. Elise will attend the University of Vermont majoring in neuroscience.

Salutatorian — Katherine Zmich

Katherine is the daughter of Michael and Susan Zmich. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the RI Honor Society. She has received the Diana Cruz Memorial Scholarship, Lieutenant Governor’s Leadership Award, State House Recognition, State House of Representatives Recognition.

Catherine Zmich

Katherine has received the Outstanding Math Student Award, Best Overall Science Student, Outstanding Science Student in the Study of Chemistry, Student Council Membership Award, and Best Overall Student Council Member Award. She played soccer and lacrosse.

Katherine is a member of the Peer Helping Network, Student Council and Board of Trustees. She is a Clean Ocean Access intern, a volunteer for the Middletown Rotary event, an acolyte at Holy Trinity Church and a Seapowet Beach Cleanup Organizer.

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