Creative Loafing Atlanta | SPECIAL | SEPTEMBER offbeat version of Christopher Marlowe s play with Aileen Loy as an androgynouswould-be magician, Tal Harris as the devil and music by violinist paul mercer. http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/2002-09-11/fallguide2.html
Extractions: THEATER 2 DIRTY BLONDE THEATER PARALLEL LIVES: THE KATHY AND MO SHOW Onstage Atlanta presents this evening of sketches about men and women, originally written by TV actresses Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. Through Sept. 28. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 4 p.m. $15-$18. Onstage Atlanta, 2597 N. Decatur Road. 404-897-1802. THEATER 3 BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK THEATER DA Theatre Gael presents Hugh Leonard's Tony Award-winning comedy/drama of an Irish-American writer dealing with intrusive memories of his irascible father (John Stephens). Through Oct. 6. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 5 p.m. $16-$22. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. 404-876-9762. AUTHOR APPEARANCE YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA The acclaimed Southern poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his collection, Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems , Komunyakaa comes to Emory for a reading and book signing. Sept. 12. 8:15 p.m. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle. Free. 404-727-4683.
Creative Loafing Atlanta | VIBES | SOUND MENU Opening are local rockers American Dream, joined by cellist Deisha Oliverfor their performance, and solo violinist paul mercer. Eyedrum (Sarig). http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/2000-12-23/vibes_menu3.html
Extractions: APHELION Eyedrum presents a full night of strings, with barely a guitar to be heard, as goth-poppers Aphelion bow (cello, viola) and pluck (harp), bang (drums) and howl (vocals), for the first time on local stages in eight months. Opening are local rockers American Dream, joined by cellist Deisha Oliver for their performance, and solo violinist Paul Mercer. Eyedrum (Sarig) CHRISTMAS SANTACULAR Ho, ho, Echo. Sketch comedy; a radio drama; a puppet show; a song and dance by Christy Montero and that perennial Christmas fixture the King of Terror, plus holiday standards by Shannon Tanner of Heritage Cherry (on Friday night only) and Pam Howe of pH Balance sweetly singin' Yule faves (on Saturday only), will make this one of the most unique theme shows available this season. It's so big and festive it's gonna be held two nights in a row. Echo Lounge (Smith) DMCB Also known as Dave Matthews Cover Band (which is exactly what they are), this Athens-based ensemble plays faithful renditions of the smooth, jazz-flavored rock tunes made popular by Matthews' mega successful Virginia-based ensemble. Variety Playhouse (Nicoll) SANDRA HALL Miss Red Riding Hood , which is slated for January release.
Tango Tonight Press Release Astor Piazzolla, featuring Latvian classical violinist Gidon Kremer Costume Design Jeanpaul Vroom Lighting Design Jan Hofstra mercer Arts Arena http://www.pnb.org/whatsnew/press/tangopress.html
Extractions: Seattle Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) presents a tantalizing mix of tango-inspired ballets in Tango Tonight, a captivating program featuring two world premieres, Nicolo Fontes Almost Tango and Stephen Baynes El Tango , plus the return of Hans van Manens popular Five Tangos , April 11 20 at Mercer Arts Arena. The mixed repertory program begins with Australian choreographer Stephen Baynes El Tango which had its genesis three years ago as a pas de deux Baynes created for The Australian Ballet where he is resident choreographer. In Baynes PNB-commissioned version he has expanded his new ballet for five couples. Set to a recording of music by legendary tango composer Astor Piazzolla, featuring Latvian classical violinist Gidon Kremer, El Tango offers a dramatic series of taut and shifting ensemble movements performed with precision and artistry by PNB dancers.
INTERVIEW: The Changelings the infamy of Atlanta, Georgia, Chandler Rentz, Regeana Morris, Nick Pagan, DamonYoung and paul mercer conspire to Nick paul (our violinist) used to play http://www.legendsmagazine.net/96/intchan.htm
Extractions: In everything that is beautiful, here come the Changelings. Close your eyes and open both heart and soul to the transcendental music of the Changelings. Seductive, wondrous and varied, this quintet transports the hungry, romantic spirit beyond the toils of the day, beyond the walls of the desk, beyond the home and into tranquil bliss, an enchanted exploration of personal desires, needs and satisfying fantasy. Drifting as minstrels through the infamy of Atlanta, Georgia, Chandler Rentz, Regeana Morris, Nick Pagan, Damon Young and Paul Mercer conspire to charm and mystify you in blending Baroque ballads, modern ethereal enchantments and dark, mesmerizing, medieval incantations. Momentarily breaking the spell, we hear from this half somber, half smiling troupe concerning the imminent release of their fourth full-length CD and their plans for an upcoming tour, Summer 1999. Five musicians, all with bills, routine obligations, personal relationships and the occasional last minute surprise event manage to convene, compose, rehearse, perform and record. I am having a Brady Bunch moment here. In general, how does The Changelings win out over so many separate daily agendas?
Local Festivals Series Isabelle Van Keulen Violin As a violinist and violist At mercer Art Gallery,Harrogate Tel 01423 556188 Mrs Joclyn Brooks MBE At St paul s Church Hall http://www.harrogateonline.com/pages/festivals.htm
Extractions: Patrick O'Brian Film The following news about the forthcoming film is gathered from the World Wide Web and newsgroups. Please note that some of the articles are based on rumour and come from newspapers where the standards of journalism may not be as high as one would wish. Title : Master and Commander, Far Side of the World Studio : 20th Century Fox Producer : Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Director : Peter Weir Written by : Peter Weir, John Collee, Larry Ferguson Starring : Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey STV Endeavour for long shots in the Southern Ocean Release Date : 14 November 2003 (delayed from 6 June) Filming at : Baja, Mexico (filming begins 17 June 2002) Budget : $135m (some reports say $120m) Scroll to the foot of this page for more links Source Date Information CineMedia Promotions 17 November 2003 Click on the cover to view a larger picture MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, MASTER AND COMMANDER
Sweet Big Band Jazz Similarly Ancient Pop Music And there was Johnny mercer, right at the heart of it is session work, with paul addingsome gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelly. http://www.slipcue.com/music/jazz/sweetbands_01.html
Extractions: My taste in jazz is, as they say, strictly from Squaresville. The stuff I love "sweet" dance band music and crooner tunes doesn't get a lot of respect in "real" jazz circles. Only recently have the jazz purists reluctantly and begrudgingly admitted that some of the big bands actually had it going on... For the most part, the hep cat crowd would prefer to believe that real jazz music began with Dizzy Gillespie, and only really picked up steam in the smoky confines of the 1950s. I, on the other hand, adore the softer stuff, and love delving into the corny but well-crafted sentimentality of the Tin Pan Alley tradition. And, frankly, I prefer listening to something I can hum along to, rather than some squonky improvisation that requires concerted effort to really "get". Hard jazz is just too damn cerebral for my tastes.. so here is my celebration of good old-fashioned corny, simple love songs, backed by perky little melodies. That being said, this page is a work in progress, and currently contains no content. Check back with me in a while. Some other pages of interest: Main Jazz Index
GWS Event Schedule History 5/7/59, 2000 Band Concert, Jack mercer, Director. 1959 1960. 1988 1989. *, 3/11/89, paul Lee, Organist. *, 4/14/89, Leonid Kuzman, violinist. http://www.chaffey.org/tour/gws/gws_event_history.html
Extractions: Last Updated May 05, 2004 FIRST ANNUAL SEASON "Stage Door" Chaffey High Students C San Francisco Ballet "Madam Butterfly" San Carlo Opera Co. Allied Art Series "Pageant of America" Chaffey High Students "What a Life" Play, Allied Art Series SECOND ANNUAL SEASON "Eighteen Actors, Inc." (3-41) In the "Petrified Forest" A Comedy, Dorothy Adams, Dana Andrews, et. al. "Argentinita & Her Spanish Ensemble" Pilar Lopez, Antonio Tirana, Carlos Montoya, Concert Guitarist "Don Cossack Chorus" Serge Jaroff (42) "Eighteen Actors, Inc." A modern comedy. (11/7/40) John Charles Thomas, World Famous Baritone Richard Crooks, Metropolitan Tenor THIRD ANNUAL SEASON C Paul Robeson, One of Greatest American Singers "Extravaganza" The first in a long series of Chaffey High School Musicals C "Don Cossack Chorus" (1/24/41)
Extractions: By John Lane Famed contralto Ewa Podles makes her Opera Company of Philadelphia and role debut as Princess Eboli in "Don Carlo," Jan. 30 through Feb. 15. A Philadelphia premiere and another feather in the cap of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Puccini's second opera, the rarity "Edgar," opens at the Perelman Theater on January 21 and repeats on January 23, then moves to Haverford's Centennial Hall on January 24. This stirring tale of love, betrayal and death features the outstanding voices of AVA's young resident artists under Conductor Christofer Macatsoris with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a concert version. Sung in Italian with English language supertitles. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. 215-735-1685. Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce. More dance, this time at the Wilma, from January 21 through February 8, presenting a variety of dance companies including Headlong Dance Theater, Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, Roko Kawai, Sabela Grimes, Charles O. Anderson, Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, Dancefusion and Subcircle, not all performing on the same programs. For details and a full rundown, phone 215546-7824. 265 South Broad Street. Wednesdays at the Art Museum brings the Philadephia Theatre Company in on January 21 to perform excerpts from their forthcoming "Nickel and Dimed" by Joan Holden based on the Barbara Ehrenreich book; the William Appling Singers offering American hymns and spirituals; and the women's vocal ensemble KITKA. On January 28, the Liberian Culture Dance Troupe features Kormassa Bobo; Third Wish demonstrates music and dance with Irish influences; and the 35-member Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble performs. Fridays are jazz evenings and on January 23 Wycliffe Gordon is on tap, followed on January 30 by Doug Wamble's guitar and vocals. All evening events, from 5 to 8:45 p.m., are free with Museum admission. 215763-8100. 26th and the Parkway.
FILM MUSIC REVIEW (Oscar Film Music) themes are played beautifully by classical violinist, Joshua Bell. ZipA-Dee-Doo-Dah (Johnny mercer); Buttons and songs by W. Friedwald and paul Grein, and http://hometown.aol.com/musbuff/page11.htm
Extractions: Main Other Performing Arts htmlAdWH('7002326', '234', '60'); Other Topics on THE MUSIC BUFFS WEB PAGES Home American Composers American Shaker Music FILM MUSIC REVIEW - The Web Magazine OSCAR FILM MUSIC This page is devoted to Oscar nominees and winners in the music category. Now Available! A Guide to Film Music - Scores and Songs (2nd edition, PineTree Press, 2002) This illustrated guide was written by film music historian Roger Hall. It includes a timeline of film music highlights from 1926 to 2001; a chapter on suggestions for listening to film music; a complete list of Academy Award film music from 1934 to 2000; Top 100 Scores of the 20th Century; and an extensive bibliography and discography. Throughout the guide are many illustrations of composer autographs, such as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, Max Steiner and Dimitri Tiomkin; and songwriter autographs as well, including Sammy Cahn, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Jay Livingston, and others. The title page of the guide has a rare score page from the end credits of E.T., signed by John Williams. This film music guide will be numbered and signed by the author.
Extractions: Jeff Ballard - Jazz in NY: A Community of Visions Search BBS Office ... email@example.com for further information. Introduction: Dick Gregory , comedic and yet serious social activist, will be guest host at the Jazz Awards at B.B. King's in New York. Tickets to this year's JJA Jazz Awards celebration , a cocktail-and-supper party with musical entertainment on Tuesday, June 15 at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill , 237 W. 42nd St. in New York City from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. , are $40 to JJA members and nominees (after their two complimentary tickets) and $150 to the public. Tickets may be bought by check made out to the Jazz Journalists Association, sent c/o Arnold J. Smith, 436 State St., Brooklyn NY 11217, or by charge card at www.JazzJournalistsAwards.com , where there are photos and sound samples of many nominees , plus news of celebrity guest hosts and musical performances at the Awards. No tickets will be issued; reservations will be honored at the door, and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Jazz@Lincoln Center offers a hard-hat tour on June 15 of its as-yet-unopened facilities at Columbus Circle to all attendees of the Jazz Awards in New York City. This is an active construction site - J@LC will provide hard hats - and any women who are touring should avoid wearing heels or skirts. To book your tour, e-amil Judity Sidorsky at
Extractions: 2004 Season Soloists Julia Holliday, violinist started violin at three with Karen Urban at the Canton Suzuki Association. She has studied with Nathan Snader, Alan Bodman and currently studies with David Russell at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is principle second of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and is first violinist of the resident string quintet coached by Takako Masame, having performed in a master class for the Cavani String Quartet. Julia is also first violinist of a string quartet at Medina (Ohio) High School being coached by the Miro String Quartet. She has been a featured soloist with the Mount Union College Chamber Orchestra, Medina High School Chamber Orchestra, the Sounds of Sousa Band, and Medina Community Band. Julia has attended the Aria International Summer Academy and Luzerne Music Center of New York. She has performed solo recitals in Medina, Akron, and Lakeside. Julia is presently a sophomore at Medina High School.
Extractions: Click the link for more information. 1942 in music See also: 1941 in music, other events of 1942, 1943 in music and the list of 'years in music'. "Blues In the Night" by Woody Herman "Don't sit under the Apple Tree" - Andrews Sisters "He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings" by Kay Kyser "Jersey Bounce" by Benny Goodman "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" by Kay Kyser
The Burney Ensemble - Reviews Its core is made up of Boon, Petersen, baroque violinist paul Luchkow (an Albertan AlthoughFrank mercer, one of his 20th century biographers, dismisses him as http://www.burney.ca/reviews.html
Extractions: "bach circle" - Early Music America, Winter 2002-03 "bach circle" - The Georgia Straight, May 2002 "bach circle" - Flute Notes, May 2002 Music of the Rococo: May 13, 2000 ... Preview: In Charles Burney's footsteps. By Tom Moore, Early Music America, Winter 2002-03 It's a measure of the depths to which the recording industry has fallen that such an excellent disc should be issued by the ensemble that recorded it, rather than by a label that could provide more extensive distribution (it is not available through any of the major online sites). The Burney Ensemble was founded by flutist Sonja Boon, a student of Wilbert Hazelzet and Rachel Brown, in 1998; this disc, recorded in July of 2001, is the ensemble's first. The various works from Bach, his family, and his students, should all be familiar to devotees of this repertoire, but rarely have they been so well recorded. CD details By John Keillor, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, May 23, 2002
Round Robin #28 also feature my brother, George violinist and orchestra and singing along withJohnny mercer, Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers, and paul Weston and http://www.radioarchives.org/RR28.htm
Extractions: Hear How Great Old Time Radio Can Sound! First Generation Radio Archives "Preserving Radio's Past for the Future" firstname.lastname@example.org Comedy and music are the themes of Round Robin #28 , featuring another group of "Amos n Andy" shows from Charles "Andy" Corrells own disk collection; shows from Bing Crosbys "Philco Radio Time" and "The Crosby-Clooney Show"; the fresh, crisp sounds of 1950s jazz and the big bands with "Stars of Jazz," hosted by Bobby Troup and two band remotes featuring Jerry Gray and his Band of Today; music for your dancing pleasure with Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians; swinging wartime entertainment with "Johnny Mercers Music Shop;" and some unique and little-heard shows from a 1954 syndicated radio series starring "Mr. Showmanship" himself, Liberace. Lets get started with ten hilarious episodes of "Amos n Andy," all from 1944 and as transferred directly from original 16 NBC lacquer transcriptions. All of these broadcasts have, unfortunately, had their commercials excised their removal was at the request of Mr. Correll when he had the shows copied to tape in the early 1970's. However, we know that the outstanding audio quality of these programs wills more than make up for the editing.
Jazz Connection Magazine he played with included that of violinist Al Donahue director Skinnay Ennis), TheJohnny mercer Chesterfield Music musical show with the paul Weston Orchestra http://www.jazzconnectionmag.com/Larry Orenstein Article.htm
Extractions: Renaissance Man Like Jazz Music, Trumpeter/Singer/Lyricist Larry Orenstein Improvised His Way To Successful Career Larry Orenstein, pictured above, surprises jazz icon Benny Carter, right, at the 2002 Big Band Academy of America's annual reunion in Studio City, CA. Orenstein played trumpet and sang in a number of big bands, worked in the studios, composed lyrics, acted in television and went into advertising. by Stephen Fratallone /Jazz Connection Magazine L arry Orenstein is a master at improvisation. In fact, the former trumpeter/band vocalist/lyricist who performed in the bands of Shep Fields, Joe Reichman, Paul Whiteman, and Ray Noble, among others, may be the only musician to have improvised his way into the music field and later improvised his way to a successful career in the business field. As a testament to his ability to adapt, he learned his crafts in both areas through intense "on-the-job-training," he said. "I faked it all the way, didn't I?" said Orenstein, who turns 85 this month, with a hardy chuckle via telephone from his home in Sherman Oaks, CA. "Like a good improviser, if you listen to the chords, and you hear what's going on around you, and if you're listening to the other cats, and if you have a good sense of the melody, and have imagination, and if you combine all these elements, you can come up with something fresh." Coming up with something fresh is exactly what Orenstein has done time and time again throughout his career in both the music and business arenas. In addition to being a veteran musician of the big bands, he has written lyrics for motion pictures, radio and television, most notably putting words to
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