Compiled by Jim Kiest Updated 6:55 pm CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Symphony season opener The San Antonio Symphony, which launched its new season with a series of community concerts, kicks off its classics series with a program featuring noted pianist Andre Watts (pictured). Watts will perform Grieg’s Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16. The program also holds Anna Clyne’s “Masquerade” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Nov. 5 in E minor, Op. 64. Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. $5 to $96 at the box office, by calling 210-223-8624 or online at tobi.tobincenter.org. — Deborah Martin less Symphony season opener The San Antonio Symphony, which launched its new season with a series of community concerts, kicks off its classics series with a program featuring noted pianist Andre Watts (pictured). ... more … [Read more...] about River City Rockfest tops a jam-packed music weekend.
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Mark Hicks The Detroit News Published 5:03 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 Like many music fans around the world, LaTonya McIntyre was devastated to learn Aretha Franklin had died this month at age 76. The Nevada resident grew up on the singer’s work and considered her a “musical mother,” so as soon as a public viewing in Detroit was announced, she booked a plane ticket and planned to arrive early enough to cinch the first spot in what should be a long line. Seated in a portable chair perched outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History since around 4 p.m. Monday, McIntyre guaranteed no one else beat her to it. “She touched so many people as a whole,” she said while wrapped in a pink blanket. “She’s royalty to me. I’m just here to pay my respects and say goodbye.” Hours before the first day of the viewing, McIntyre joined a small, dedicated group eager to beat the crowd to commemorate a Motor City icon. Julie … [Read more...] about Fans line up early for Aretha Franklin viewing
Roy Starling, who is organising the reunion, holding a photo of himself from the old days. Picture: STUART ANDERSON Archant They were the halcyon days of rock ‘n roll, when lyrics made us think as well as dance and excitement ran rife with every strum of an electric guitar. The Stranglers performing at West Runton Pavilion. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYAnd now a reunion is being planned for those who remember the 1960s, 70s and early 80s at a pair of bygone music meccas in north Norfolk - Cromer’s Royal Links Pavilion and the West Runton Pavilion.Aylsham’s Roy Starling, 65, is organising the get-together at Walcott’s Lighthouse Inn to give fellow music fans a chance to reminisce about the old days.Mr Starling said he had made his first visit to the Royal Links when he was just 15 and quickly became ‘addicted’ to the scene.He said: “Apart from the brilliant music and atmosphere there were girls from all over the county and beyond. Looking back, … [Read more...] about From disco to metal, they saw it all: Reunion planned for Norfolk’s bygone music meccas
PUBLISHED: 12:54 25 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:05 25 July 2018 The stage being setup. Picture: Max Dixon Archant The stage is up, performers are preparing and the food stalls are on standby as a new music festival readies to kick-off in a Norfolk Town. The Blockheads will be headlining Gig in the Park in Diss. Picture: Paul HewittDiss’ Gig in the Park is set for three days of non-stop music with more than 40 bands and DJs performing from Friday, July 27 until Sunday, July 29 across two stages.The festival has been organised by the people behind the Wow and Maui Waui festivals, and is supported by the Diss Town Team and Diss Town Council.Organiser Geoff Dixon, said: “It’s all about a weekend of family fun with fabulous music.“Our dearest hope is that a significant benefit of the weekend is that it brings economic value in to Diss.”The stage being setup. Picture: Julie Bunting DixonThe festival is taking place in the heart of Diss, in Diss Park, next to the … [Read more...] about South Norfolk town prepares for new music festival
Three months before "Star Wars: A New Hope" opened in 1977, Patrick Read Johnson, then a teenager from Illinois, got to see a working print at Lucasfilm effects house Industrial Light and Magic. Technically, he's the world's first Star Wars fan.Johnson's semi-autobiographical film "5-25-77," a loving homage to Star Wars and other '70s sci-fi films, opens for a limited US release on May 25, 2017, the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The movie, about teen filmmaker Pat Johnson, played by John Francis Daley of "Freaks and Geeks," delighted audiences at early screenings. But it's the story behind its 13-year making that might be even more epic. Now Playing: Watch this: '5-25-77' movie trailer pays homage to Star Wars 2:55 Episode IV: A new pitchJohnson, a lifelong film fan who put together homemade remakes as a kid, went on to direct "Spaced Invaders," "Baby's Day Out" and "Angus," and co-write the story for "DragonHeart." Though he achieved some success in Hollywood, he took a … [Read more...] about The first fan to see ‘Star Wars’ made a new film about it