Archive for April, 2014

A Minute With: Composer Julian Anderson about his opera “Thebans”

Cast members perform in the English National Opera's production of Julian Anderson's opera Thebans in LondonBy Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Everyone knows what happened to Oedipus, the ancient king who angered the Fates by killing his father and marrying his mother. But Julian Anderson's opera "Thebans", based on Sophocles's versions of those ancient stories, still packs some surprises. Anderson, 47, who is often ranked among the top flight of British composers, has been writing music since he was 12. "Thebans", which will have its premiere at the English National Opera on Saturday, is his first opera – and is more than double the length of anything he has written before.

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Picturing People at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

This year’s Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival examines the theme of Identity-though portraits and other photo-based works of art In Toronto, the arrival of May reliably brings flowers, crowded patios and thousands of thought-provoking images.

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Colorado Symphony links up with pot industry

Colorado Symphony To Offer Cannabis ConcertsDENVER (AP) — The Colorado Symphony Orchestra said Tuesday it will play a series of "cannabis-friendly" fundraising concerts sponsored by the state's burgeoning pot industry.

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BUDDING photographers have learnt more about the art of photography at a Ludlow community centre.

It began with the chance to learn about the features of a camera and the often confusing choices of modes available such as manual and automatic, as well as the role of the aperture and shutter speeds.

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Tony Award nominations to be announced Tuesday

This photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" while holding Roxie. This Broadway season has been rich with roles for African-Americans and audiences are responding, from the packed Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where the musical "After Midnight" celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club, to the standing-room only Circle in the Square, where Audra McDonald is channeling Billie Holiday. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva)NEW YORK (AP) — Suspense was the mood on Broadway in the hours before Tony Award nominations are announced, with no obvious front-runners for best musical or play emerging this year.

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