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 10:09 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
Mary Ann Feldman once said that talking about music was “the happiest thing” she did, and then she quickly added, “If talking burned calories, I’d be a sylph-like woman today.” Mary Ann died Monday morning of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, an illness she had suffered from for more than a decade. She had lived the past four years at the Waters on 50th, an assisted-living facility in Minneapolis. She was 85. She was perhaps the best known and most prolific advocate for classical music the Twin Cities has ever known. A gifted writer, speaker, educator, historian, dog-lover and avid mountain climber, she wrote erudite and witty program notes for the Minnesota Orchestra for 33 years while serving as the orchestra’s principal speaker, which meant giving 60 speeches a year, some of them on radio and television but most of them in the form of pre-concert talks at Orchestra Hall, a format she pioneered. Unofficially, she was also for many years … [Read more...] about Mary Ann Feldman, longtime MN Orchestra program annotator and speaker, dies at 85