The Pro Arte Quartet wanted to honor its Belgian heritage when it commissioned Belgian composer Benoît Mernier to write a composition for its centennial celebration.
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
Pete Seeger was a complicated man with a simple message: Make the world better, and be kind while doing it.
To accomplish these goals, he harnessed hundreds of years of musical tradition into a single banjo and a single, unyielding human voice.
The Eurythmics are reuniting — to pay tribute to the Beatles.
The Recording Academy announced this week that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.” The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, a day after the Grammy Awards.
Where else but on a Pink Martini album such as Dream a Little Dream would you be able to hear Abba’s “Fernando” sung in the original Swedish? Not only that, it’s sung by the von Trapps (Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August), the great grandchildren of Maria and Georg. Yes, that Maria and Georg.
I can clearly remember my first piano lesson — in a big, gray house in a suburb of Cleveland. It was 1977, and I was 9 years old. Little did I know that I would spend many hours of my life in that place, where music would become a part of me in a very real sense.
Determining which nonprofit to support isn’t easy, especially when you have limited financial capabilities.
Jazz probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of Milwaukee. But many nights you can catch jazz artists performing in a variety of venues, including the Jazz Estate and Caroline’s Jazz Club. Of course, in the summer there are seasonal venues, such as the popular Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Square Park.
With the name “Pink Martini,” a band has to be a little bit out of the box. And Pink Martini doesn’t disappoint. The self-proclaimed “little orchestra” is one of the most eclectic musical groups touring, dipping into classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop while at the same time drawing inspiration from the world music scene.
Is there any place more romantic than the lumber aisle at a Salt Lake City Home Depot? Apparently, Spencer Stout didn’t think so. He proposed to partner Dustin Reeser in the store’s lumber section.