James Hetfield of Metallica performs on stage during a concert at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria on August 16, 2019. (Photo by GEORG HOCHMUTH / APA / AFP) / Austria OUTGEORG HOCHMUTH/AFP/Getty Images US band metal band Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett performs at the l’AccorHotels Arena in the French capital Paris on September 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) Kirk Hammett (R) and James Hetfield of Metallica perform at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) Robert Trujillo (L) and James Hetfield of Metallica perform at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo … [Read more...] about Metallica: An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at S&M2 concerts
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Frances D'emilio, Associated Press Updated 3:34 am PDT, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Visitors closely admire early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli's "Spring", at the Uffizi Gallery museum, in Florence, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. To protect the masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery’s collection, the Florence museum’s director climbed a ladder and hurled an employee’s bicycle down at a sheet of glass specially made to keep prized pieces such as Botticelli’s “Spring” and “Birth of Venus” safe from vandals. less Visitors closely admire early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli's "Spring", at the Uffizi Gallery museum, in Florence, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. To protect the masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery’s ... more Photo: Luca Bruno, AP … [Read more...] about Will populist politics undo a renaissance at Italy’s Uffizi?
Mike Silverman, Associated Press Updated 10:11 am PDT, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo filmmaker Ron Howard poses for a portrait in New York to promote his documentary "Pavarotti." Howard says he hopes his new documentary about opera icon Luciano Pavarotti will introduce the singer to a young generation that never got to hear him before his death in 2007. The Oscar-winning director of “A Beautiful Mind,” sees the Italian tenor's life as “a bittersweet story,” and says he tried to show the high as well as the low points of his long career. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo filmmaker Ron Howard poses for a portrait in New York to promote his documentary "Pavarotti." Howard says he hopes his new documentary about opera icon Luciano ... more Photo: Christopher Smith, Christopher Smith/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about Ron Howard tells Pavarotti’s ‘bittersweet’ story in new doc
Brendel Hightower PDTF-Unknown Published 12:30 AM EDT May 5, 2019 The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. 734-761-1451. www.theark.org. Recess Monkey: 1 p.m., May 5, $15; $12 kids. Jeffrey Foucault: 7:30 p.m. May 5, $20. Lee DeWyze: 8 p.m. May 6, $20. Willie Watson: 8 p.m. May 7, $20. California Guitar Trio: 8 p.m. May 8, $30. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage: 8 p.m. May 9, $15. Nora Jane Struthers: 8 p.m. May 10, $20. Susan Werner: 8 p.m. May 11, $25. Sam Baker: 7:30 p.m. May 12, $20. Laith Al-Saadi & Jimmy Vivino: 8 p.m. May 13, $25. Rose Cousins: 8 p.m. May 15, $20. For Pete’s Sake: Seeger Birthday Tribute: 8 p.m. May 16, $20. Robert Jones & Matt Watroba: 8 p.m. May 17, $20. Lucy Kaplansky: 8 p.m. May 18, $20. Howie Day: 7:30 p.m. May 19, $20. Community High School Jazz Band: 6 p.m. May 20, $5. Honeysuckle: 8 p.m. May 21, free (nonperishables accepted). Lynn Miles: 8 p.m. May 28, $20. Al Stewart: 8 p.m. May 30, $40. Adam Plomaritas: 8 p.m. May 31, $15. Morgan James: 8 … [Read more...] about Summer concerts 2019: Smaller venues
One of the greatest honours a maestro can receive is to conduct the famous New Year’s concert in Vienna’s Musikverein concert hall watched on television by some 50 million people in more than 90 countries. For German conductor Christian Thielemann this year was a first and his triumphant performance was the product of a long and fruitful collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic. “It’s a marvellous atmosphere,” he said. “I learn a lot because it’s good for a conductor to listen to what the orchestra is offering. This orchestra in particular has it very own innate style of music. It’s incomparable and it gives me ideas because my development is nuanced by how they play. “ “He sees and feels everything,” says Orchestra chairman Daniel Froschauer. “He feels when the concertmaster wants to slow down. He is so flexible he can use it in order to create another magic moment. “ “We start with such an … [Read more...] about Christian Thielemann and Daniel Froschauer headline the Musikverein in Vienna