Mill Valley Philharmonic, Throckmorton Chorus concerts and Stinson Beach Documentary Film Festival are best bets

musicMill Valley Philharmonic, Throckmorton Chorus concerts and Stinson Beach Documentary Film Festival are best bets
What happens when a community orchestra teams up with a community chorus? The answer: three concerts by Mill Valley Philharmonic and Throckmorton Chorus. For the Mill Valley Philharmonic’s 17th concert season “Serenade and Salute,” which runs Friday …
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Hope Jazz Studies Program to Present Three Concerts across Nov. 14-17
The Hope College jazz studies area will present three concerts across Monday-Thursday, Nov. 14-17. Jazz chamber ensembles will perform on Monday, Nov. 14; there will be a vocal jazz concert on Wednesday, Nov. 16; and the Jazz Arts Collective, OGD Trio and …
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Rahat to hold 48 concerts in memory of legendary uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
The concert series will kick off in Faisalabad, the birthplace of both Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan LAHORE: Renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan says he will hold a series of concerts in 48 cities across the globe to pay a tribute to his mentor Nusrat Fateh Ali …
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Dragon Boat Racing Festival kicks off at Corniche

sportDragon Boat Racing Festival kicks off at Corniche
The Volvo Ocean Race may be on a three-week hiatus but watersports lovers thirsty for action should flock to the Corniche this Friday for the Dragon Boat Racing Festival. The UAE Dragon Boat Associa­tion (UAE DBA) is teaming up with Abu Dhabi Sailing …
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Boat racing comes to Riverside this weekend for Round 2
Roaring SuperStock speedboats and bouncing AquaX watercraft will be racing off Riverside this weekend as the St. Johns River Grand Prix returns off Memorial Park. Admission is free as racing starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday in a course offshore of the …
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Sprint boat racing becomes a reality in Burley
BURLEY, Id. ( KMVT / KSVT ) In Burley, WARP Racing has developed a spring boat track just north of the airport. There’s already a round track for go carts and a motocross track for motorcycles and four wheelers, but now the sprint boat track is completed …
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Granddaddy of Craft Fairs — The Harvest Festival this coming Friday through Sunday!

trendGranddaddy of Craft Fairs — The Harvest Festival this coming Friday through Sunday!
A filled to the brim showcase of 24,000 handmade creations, the 27 th Annual Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft show gets underway Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Seaside Park at the beach becomes a hub of activities …
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Season Winding Down For Craft Shows
Sandwich Artisans continues with its 2016 Fine Art & Crafts show schedule. These juried shows are held on the lawn of the Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, from 10 AM to 4 PM. The next show is Saturday, September 24 and the last show is Saturday …
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Photos: Heritage Month Seniors Art & Craft Show
The Department of Community and Cultural affairs hosted a free two-day Annual Heritage Month Seniors Arts and Crafts Show at Peace Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, 2016. A spokesperson said, “The show is a fitting start to Heritage …
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Ten facts you didn’t know about Woodstock on the anniversary of the iconic outdoor festival

musicTen facts you didn’t know about Woodstock on the anniversary of the iconic outdoor festival
Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest guitarists to ever strap up, was the one to close out the music festival. Hendrix had to wait until 8:30 a.m. Monday morning to perform because of the rain delays. The crowd that was once over 400,000 was just 30,000 by …
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Guns N’ Roses tour dates of Australia in 2017 leak early
He prepares himself, ready to go.” Even Guns N’ Roses guitarists Slash and McKagan, 52, gave their seal of approval at the AC/DC show in London earlier this year, with Slash tweeting: “ACDC/Axl gig at Olympic Stadium was nothing short of awesome last night!
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LA’s Gun Outfit and Limerick’s Fonda play Dolan’s tonight
Start the weekend early … like right now!!! this Tuesday Aug 16 for some outstanding rock indie acts from US and closer to home at Dolan’s tonight FORMED in 2007 in Olympia, Washington guitarists/ vocalists Dylan Sharp and Caroline Keith plyed …
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Musicians tune up for ‘Olympics’ festival of fingerstyle guitarists

Lance Allen competes in the 2015 Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in Nashville. The annual event brings together some of the best fingestyle guitar players in the world to compete in Brown County. SubmittedMusicians tune up for ‘Olympics’ festival of fingerstyle guitarists
The lilting notes went up and down with dizzying tempo, music flowing in waves from the expertly tuned acoustic guitar. At the same time, players tapped a beat out with their thumbs, or added bass to the depth of their playing by simultaneously plucking …
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60 minutes of Dinosaur Jr.’s stormy guitar epics
For such a guitar-driven art form, rock ’n’ roll is surprisingly low on guitarists with distinctive sounds. Many of the best players tailor their riffs and solos to the song—which is a perfectly reasonable approach, but can make it hard to recognize …
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Undead: Bob Weir announces first album of all-original material in 30 years
Among the best-known rhythm guitarists of all time, Weir is acclaimed for his intricate and innovative voice on his six-stringed instrument, as well as the strong musical depth he brought to the Grateful Dead’s famed jam-band aesthetic. Weir will embark …
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Arlington Heights hosts fifth annual Dragon Boat Festival

sportArlington Heights hosts fifth annual Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday’s festivities were an opportunity to learn about the culture of dragon boat racing, which has a long, rich history in China. Along with the water competition, multicultural performances, musical acts, workshops and demonstrations were a part of …
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Total Teamwork at the 2016 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
The 2016 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival returned to Marine Stadium near the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach this past weekend. This annual race brings teams from across the world here to compete and race their dragon boats against each other …
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Masters Team Racing in Newport
Newport, RI (August 4, 2016) – A trio of prestigious team racing regattas featuring three-boat teams from around the United States and abroad will be hosted this month by New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. The Morgan Cup Team Race, the Hinman Masters …
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Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride talks about plans for Newport Jazz Festival

musicGrammy-winning bassist Christian McBride talks about plans for Newport Jazz Festival
New Orleans, swing, bebop, fusion, avant-garde — there’s a place for it all. Although McBride, like Wein, is a jazz guy through-and-through, he said he remembers watching a memorable set by the rapper Mos Def performing with a New Orleans brass band at …
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Concert review: Journey and the Doobie Brothers are a San Francisco treat
Having faltered early on as a jazz-rock fusion band, Journey hit on a formula in the late ’70s of elegant power ballads that get people’s arms waving. Thirty years later, it’s still working like a charm. The band headlined the San Francisco Fest 2016 Tour …
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Electro-pop, romantic drama on tap
Admission is $ 3. For more details, visit www.crowdpleaser.com. •Jazz fusion will be the flavor at this week’s Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays. The Shaun Ritchie Group, whose leader hails from the Greenville Fine Arts Center’s jazz program …
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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018

musicThe Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts say the Indianapolis …
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Orlando orchestra’s leader leaps from cellist to conductor
That’s an urgent question for orchestras across the United States seeking to revitalize their audiences. A study sponsored by the League of American Orchestras showed ticket subscriptions declined by 3.6 percent from 2005 to 2014. The study recommended …
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It’s a bird! It’s a crane! For St. Paul composer, Afton retreat furnishes nature’s soundtrack
His music has been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Atlanta and Detroit symphonies, the Minnesota and Philadelphia orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia, Dale Warland Singers and James Sewell Ballet. One of his works — perhaps one …
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East Haven’s Fall Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with new president

musicEast Haven’s Fall Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with new president
This year, festival entertainment planner Mark Gravino booked 1970s R&B vocal group The Spinners to headline … rendition of “Working My Way Back to You.” The band fits the “oldies-oriented” theme music the festival has brought in throughout …
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Summer concerts held at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater
A mixed bag of Creole Soul, Swamp Funk, and Bayou Boogie, the VooDUDES incorporate elements of R&B, boogie-woogie … The Cameos are a talented 8-piece Oldies Harmony group who create and perform their own unique renditions of the most popular songs …
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15 of the best Motown songs you’ve likely never heard
There are Motown songs that everyone knows the words to, the songs you can always depend to stumble upon on oldies stations while scanning the … Though “Whole Lot of Shakin’ ” reached No. 20 on Billboard’s R&B charts, it stumbled – compared with …
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Waxahatchee to headline free radio music festival

musicWaxahatchee to headline free radio music festival
The annual All Campus Radio Network music festival, Lobsterfest, will be held this weekend at different venues throughout Athens. Headlining bands will include Waxahatchee, Container, Suuns and Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) along with several …
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Top 10 Music Festivals: Spring 2016 Power Rankings
Back in January, we already had a solid forecast of the forthcoming festival season, thanks to early announcements by Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and a dozen more banner names. Now, we’re looking ahead with 20/20 vision, and while there’s …
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The 7 best music festivals of 2016 in Asia, starting this weekend
Ultra is one of the biggest global electronic dance music festivals, and since being launched in Miami, Florida in 1999 it has branched out to a dozen more cities around the world, including Seoul, where it has exploded in popularity since its launch …
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