Ohio State Marching Band Plays Tribute to Rush: “2112,” “YYZ,” “Tom Sawyer” & “Limelight”

It all took place at this weekend’s Ohio State-Maryland game. Enjoy…. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. Also consider following Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  sharing intelligent media with your friends. Or sign up for our daily email and g...
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Opera Singer Warns Of Brexit’s Damage To British Musicians’ Careers And Standing

If British musicians can’t travel to Europe easily and often, Dame Sarah Connolly says, their ability to be seen and to network will decline quickly and decisively. “How can we compete with our German, French, Portuguese, Austrian friends if we are not known?” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Brexit, Dame Sarah Connolly

The Founder Of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Arrived Just In Time For The Great Fire

Conductor Theodore Thomas’ first concert in Chicago was predicted to be “one of the most notable events in the history of music in Chicago.” Sure, except with no music: “By curtain time, Crosby’s, and much of the city around it, would be ash and ruin.” – Chicago Sun-Times
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago, Crosby, Theodore Thomas

Opera Performer Killed By Scenery On Bolshoi Stage

The accident happened to a member of the chorus during a scene change. “As the chorus kept singing and the orchestra continued to play, there was a sudden commotion onstage. Performers waved their arms and shouted ‘Stop!'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music

Le Tigre Countersue “Who Put The Bomp” Singer Over Copyright Claim

Le Tigre’s Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman have filed a countersuit against singer/songwriter Barry Mann after being sent a cease-and-desist notice by Mann claiming that their 1999 track “Deceptacon” infringes on the copyright of “Who Put The Bomp (Bomp, Bomp, Bomp),” which Mann sang and co-wrote with the late Gerry Goffin in 1961.
Tags: Music, News, Le Tigre, Gerry Goffin, Mann, Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, Barry Mann

Composer Louise Farrenc Is Making A Huge Comeback

Though is it a comeback if the 19th-century composer was never as popular before as her work is now? “‘The symphonies and the overtures should hold a similar place as Schumann and Mendelssohn,’ said Yannick Nézet-Séguin.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Yannick Nézet Séguin, Louise Farrenc

The Wexford Festival Opera Turns 70

Elaine Padmore, artistic director 1982-94: “I was the casting director. I chose everything: repertoire, production teams, every singer, even the chorus. That was wonderful. It was the biggest area of total control of an artistic project that I’ve ever had, before or since.” – Irish Times
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Watch Halsey Perform With Lindsey Buckingham On SNL

Halsey was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, performing tracks from their Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross-produced album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. Reznor and Ross were not along for the ride, but Halsey did bring along Lindsey Buckingham, who reprised his role on the ballad “Darling.” Halsey also did “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” from the album.
Tags: Music, News, Saturday Night Live, Ross, Halsey, Lindsey Buckingham, Reznor, Reznor Atticus Ross, Darling Halsey

Kanye West, Travis Barker, & Machine Gun Kelly Parodied On Kardashian-Filled SNL

Kim Kardashian West was the host of Saturday Night Live this weekend, opposite musical guest Halsey. In a sketch called “The People’s Kourt,” Kardashian played her sister Kourtney as a television court show judge, presiding over a ton of people in the Kardashian orbit. Chris Redd played Kanye West, Travis Barker was played by Mikey Day, Pete Davidson (friend of Machine Gun Kelly) played Machine Gun Kelly. Halsey was also in the sketch as Kendall Jenner, Melissa Villaseñor played Kylie, and Chloe...
Tags: Music, Kim Kardashian, News, Kanye West, Saturday Night Live, Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian West, Halsey, Kylie, Travis Barker, Kourtney, Machine Gun Kelly, Mikey Day, Chris Redd, Chloe Fineman

Bobby Gillespie: ‘For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in a Glasgow tenement … that stuff stays with you’

On the eve of the publication of his memoir, the Primal Scream frontman talks to friend and author Irvine Welsh about his working-class upbringing, beating drugs and losing creative partners. Barbara Ellen listens inBobby Gillespie’s memoir, Tenement Kid, starts by documenting Gillespie’s Glaswegian working-class background and ends in 1991, as Primal Scream prepare to release their Mercury prize-winning album, Screamadelica. As Gillespie’s final line in the book has it: “Some say this is where ...
Tags: Books, Music, Culture, Glasgow, Autobiography and memoir, Gillespie, Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh, Barbara Ellen, Bobby Gillespie, Music books, Scot Irvine Welsh

‘It was John who wanted a divorce’: McCartney sets the record straight on Beatles split

Rock history has painted Paul McCartney as the man who broke up the band. Now he reveals that it was Lennon who was first to look for a way outIt remains the most analysed break-up in rock history: the one that set the template. When the Beatles split more than 50 years ago and Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went their separate ways, it was McCartney who shouldered most of the blame.But now McCartney is setting the record straight for good. “I didn’t instigate the s...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, UK News, Culture, Paul Mccartney, Radio 4, John, Ringo Starr, Mccartney, Lennon, Johnny, Paul McCartney John Lennon George Harrison

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