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Snapshot: Lewis Milestone’s 1939 film of Of Mice and Men

The 1939 film version of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring Burgess Merideth and Lon Chaney Jr., directed by Lewis Milestone, and scored by Aaron Copland: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, Lon Chaney Jr, Lewis Milestone, Burgess Merideth


Just because: Aaron Copland’s Quiet City

Steven Schick and the La Jolla Symphony perform Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, with Stephanie Richards on trumpet and Carol Rothrock on oboe: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Aaron Copland, Quiet City, Steven Schick, Stephanie Richards, La Jolla Symphony, Carol Rothrock


Copland and Joe McCarthy on NPR – a “Surreal Experience”

“Aaron Copland and the Spirit of Labor Day” – the radio documentary I was delighted to
Tags: Art, Npr, Ajblogs, Aaron Copland, Joe McCarthy


The Sound of Subways Around the World: A Global Collection of Subway Door Closing Announcements, Beeps & Chimes

The next L train is now arriving on the Manhattan bound track. Please stand away from the platform edge.  Thus begins Brooklyn saxophone-percussion trio Moon Hooch’s “Number 9.” Anyone who’s taken the train into the city from Bushwick or Williamsburg two or three times, you should be able to chant along with no trouble. “Mind the gap!” is a sentimental favorite of both native Londoners and first time visitors navigating The Tube with freshly purchased Oyster Cards. Residents of Montreal ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Technology, London, College, Life, Berlin, New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The New York Times, North America, Montreal, London Underground, Bushwick, Metro


Exploring The Door-Closing Chimes Of The World’s Subway Systems

“Ted Green has been collecting … the telltale chimes — beeps, ding-dongs, jingles and arpeggios that warn riders around the world to stand clear.” In Rio, it sounds like a bossa nova guitar; in Delhi, like a doorbell; in Montreal, like Aaron Copland. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Montreal, Delhi, Aaron Copland, Ted Green


John Williams’ Violin Concerto No. 2: Is he raging at The Force?

So it seems. Having faced Darth Vader, John Williams is now arguing, it seems, with something more tangible — and in ways that suggest he has no fears about doing so. Or what his audience might think about it. Maybe this is me projecting my gloves-off exasperation at our COVID-dominated world, but Williams’s Violin Concerto No. 2, premiered July 24 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, is saying a lot of things that I need to express in words but somehow cannot. Having collected n...
Tags: Art, Williams, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Dmitri Shostakovich, John Kelly, Ajblogs, Trump, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood, Aaron Copland, Michael Tippett, Mutter, Elliott Carter, William Walton, Darth Vader John Williams


Recovery workers pledge to press forward in condo collapse

By TERRY SPENCER SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers now focused on finding remains instead of survivors in the rubble of a Florida condominium collapse paused briefly atop the pile Thursday to mark the two-week anniversary of the disaster but said they had no plans to pull back during the recovery effort. The death toll rose to 60, with another 80 people unaccounted for, Miami Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference Thursday. Detectives are still working to verify that each o...
Tags: Florida, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Miami, Associated Press, Denver, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Aaron Copland, WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Cassie, Miami Dade, Ron DeSantis, Mercyhurst University


Tears, prayer mark end to search for Florida condo survivors

By TERRY SPENCER and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A somber moment of silence marked the end of the two-week search for survivors of a Florida condominium collapse, as rescue workers stood at solemn attention and clergy members hugged a line of local officials while many of them sobbed. The painstaking search for survivors shifted to a recovery effort at midnight Wednesday after authorities said they had come to the agonizing conclusion that there was “no chance of life” in the rubbl...
Tags: Florida, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Aaron Copland, Miami Dade, Mercyhurst University, Jadallah, Daniella Levine Cava, TERRY SPENCER, Miami Dade Fire Rescue, ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, SURFSIDE Fla, Champlain Towers South, Raide Jadallah, Alan Cominsky


Progressive Patriotism For July 4

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. This July 4 will be the first Independence Day of Joe Biden’s presidency. Americans can celebrate the holiday by expressing their patriotism around a set of ideas and principles instead of Donald Trump’s insistence that patriotism is about fealty to one man and his government. Trump has never understood that the ways Americans express their patriotism are as diverse as our nation. To some, patriotism means "my...
Tags: Usa, Bruce Springsteen, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Boston, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, Paris, Farmers, Pledge Of Allegiance


Aaron Copland: “One Red to Another”

“If they were a strange sight to me, I was no less of a one to them. It was the first time that many of them had seen an ‘intellectual.’ I was being gradually drawn, you see, into the political struggle with the peasantry!” That’s Aaron Copland in 1934, reflecting upon addressing a Communist picnic in Minnesota. – Joseph Horowitz
Tags: Art, Minnesota, Ajblogs, Aaron Copland, 01.08.21


Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully hospitalized after fall at home

LOS ANGELES — Legendary retired Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully was in a hospital Thursday recuperating from injuries suffered during a fall in his home. According to the Dodgers, the 92-year-old Scully fell in his home Tuesday afternoon. “He is hospitalized and resting comfortably,” according to the team. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts points up to Don Sutton and Tommy Lasorda. Vin Scully was honored by having his microphone unveiled in the left field “Ring of Honor “during a pre-ga...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Washington, White House, Sports, California News, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Hall of Fame, Los-angeles-dodgers, Houston Astros


Baritone Will Liverman's Whither Must I Wander on Odradek Records

WHITHER Must I WANDER Will Liverman, baritone Jonathan King, piano Odradek Records Whither Must I Wander is an exquisite recital of songs on the theme of travel by composers Ralph Vaughan Williams, J. Frederick Keel, Herbert Howells, Aaron Copland, Steven Mark Kohn, Nikolai Medtner, and Robert Schumann.   The artists explain, “Whither Must I Wander is born out of our own adventures, each song curated to tell a story inspired by our experiences. As lifelong friends a...
Tags: Religion, America, Atlantic, Jonathan King, Aaron Copland, Robert Schumann, Goethe, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Vaughan Williams, William J Zick, Odradek Records, Will Liverman, Herbert Howells, Liverman, Baritone Will Liverman, Frederick Keel


John Malveaux: Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra in "Hiawatha," "A Lincoln Portrait" & "Afro-American Symphony" at SGI Auditorium January 18

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) Aaron Copland William Grant Still (1895-1978) John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes: January 18, 2020 Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra annual Martin Luther King Holiday Concert at SGI Auditorium in Santa Monica equaled or exceeded previous years. Maestro Guido Lamell opened with Overture to "Hiawatha" by Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. KUSC radio host Rich Capparela was an effective narrator for "A Linc...
Tags: Religion, Santa Monica, Sgi, Hiawatha, Aaron Copland, William Grant, William J Zick, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, John Malveaux, KUSC, Afro American Symphony, Guido Lamell, Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, Rich Capparela, Lincoln Portrait amp, Aaron Copland William Grant


LATimes.com: Santa Monica Symphony Performs William Grant Still's "Afro-American Symphony" 2 PM Saturday Jan. 18

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King is remembered with concerts, a parade and other events this holiday weekend. Los Angeles Times AFP/Getty Images Los Angeles Times He had a dream Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s annual MLK holiday concert remembers the civil-rights leader with a program that features Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” narrated by KUSC’s Rich Capparela, as well as William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American.” SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire B...
Tags: Religion, Martin Luther King, King, Sgi, Aaron Copland, William Grant, William J Zick, KUSC, Santa Monica Symphony, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, Rich Capparela


Vienna Boys Choir at Carnegie Hall

Photo: Lukas Beck. Vienna Boys Choir Carnegie Hall December 8, 2019 By Christian Carey NEW YORK – On Sunday, the Vienna Boys Choir performed a Christmas program at Carnegie Hall. It included much standard Christmas fare, both carols and pops selections. However, there were also a number of more substantial pieces, both Renaissance polyphony and 20/21st century music. The superlative musicianship of both the choir and its director/pianist Manuel Huber were impressive throughout,...
Tags: New York, Religion, America, Choral music, Concert Review, Verdi, Choral, Carnegie Hall, Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story, Aaron Copland, Vienna Boys Choir, Upper Austria, File Under, Christian Carey


Hayes Biggs on Mario Davidovsky (1934-2019)

Mario Davidovsky (March 4, 1934 – August 23, 2019) Mario Davidovsky, composer, teacher, and winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his Synchronisms No. 6 for piano and electronic sounds, passed away peacefully last Friday at his home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the age of 85. The cause of death was heart failure. Davidovsky was a pioneering figure in the burgeoning electronic music scene of the 1960s and 70s, and his pathbreaking work in combining live instrumentalists with pre...
Tags: New York City, Religion, United States, Harvard University, Argentina, Manhattan, Rip, Mario, Lithuania, Upper West Side, Buenos Aires, Columbia, Obit, Tanglewood, Aaron Copland, Adriana


In Search of Robert Palmer

It was after midnight, the recording session was in two days, and the AirBnB I had booked wasn’t nearly as close to downtown as it had promised. The last time I came to Ithaca, New York, to look through Robert Palmer’s archive—months ago, just before my first Palmer recording session—I stayed in a nondescript house just next to the Cornell campus, its walls breathing generations of college students. I had easily grabbed my key out of an unlocked mailbox in the entryway. This place, however, ...
Tags: New York, Wikipedia, New York City, Religion, Articles, Research, Analysis, Yale, New York Times, Palmer, Bob, Piano, Recording, Cornell, Joe, Judy


Molly Dektar's Playlist for Her Novel "The Ash Family"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Molly Dektar's stunning debut novel The Ash Family is propulsive and captivating. Booklist wrote of the book: "[A] lyrical debut...Dektar’s deft construction of the Ash Family’s w...
Tags: Spotify, Music, New York City, DICE, David, Mtv, Ocean, Philip Roth, Nashville, North Carolina, Kurt Cobain, Bay, Harp, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview


BhamNow.com: Alabama S.O. in William Grant Still's "Darker America" March 22 & 23

William Grant Still (1895-1978) Bham Now Terri Robertson March 11, 2019 Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” March 22-23, 7PM, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham. *** In addition to Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” the  Alabama Symphony Orchestra performance on March 22 and 23  includes pieces by William Grant Still and Antonin Dvorak. *** Born in Mississippi in 1895 and raised in Arkansas, St...
Tags: Mississippi, Religion, Alabama, Arkansas, Birmingham, Uab, Aaron Copland, William Grant, Copland, William J Zick, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Terri Robertson, Alys Stephens Center, Antonin Dvorak Born


Green for the Common Man

By Douglas L. Faulkner, “The Cleantech Conservative” & Gerard J. Ostheimer, Ph.D. Special to the Digest           Out of the climate change cacophony, two notes that ring true for us are:  1) No climate fixes can be made without improving the lives of those in distressed rural areas; and, 2) Bio-based fuels and chemicals are needed to spur de-carbonization of the transportation sector. The much publicized “Green New Deal” introduced recently as House Resolution 109 started off on the right foot...
Tags: France, America, United States, North America, Electric, Thought Leadership, International Energy Agency, Aaron Copland, Douglas L Faulkner, Gerard J Ostheimer, Green New Deal


John Malveaux: New Music Box: "Remembering George Walker"

George Walker (1922-2018) John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: Violinist Gregory Walker shared this article with MusicUNTOLD https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/devotion-to-a-personal-vision-remembering-george-walker-1922-2018/ New Music Box Devotion to a Personal Vision—Remembering George Walker (1922-2018) By Gregory T.S. Walkeron January 4, 2019 Nineteen seconds of silence are suddenly broken by timpani drums and a dissonant brass fan...
Tags: New York, Washington, France, Religion, America, Paris, Lodi, Jamaica, Macbeth, Verdi, Temple University, Gregory, Ian, George Gershwin, Oberlin College, Aaron Copland


Devotion to a Personal Vision—Remembering George Walker (1922-2018)

Frank Schramm’s 2017 documentary Discovering George Walker launch gallery Nineteen seconds of silence are suddenly broken by timpani drums and a dissonant brass fanfare.  Like the majesty of Aaron Copland’s Common Man, but with a trenchant angularity which conjures perhaps a different Americana than Copland could have envisioned.  Now envisioned through the eyes of my father, the son of a West Indian immigrant, the grandson of a slave. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine e...
Tags: New York, Washington, France, Religion, America, Paris, Lodi, Jamaica, Macbeth, Memorials, Verdi, Temple University, Simon Rattle, Ian, Scarlatti, George Gershwin


It’s Not What We Do, It’s How We Do It: Evolving the Concert Experience

What I’d like to talk about today is what we do, what we believe in, and how we do what we do. Which, I believe, is rather suspect. At the end of this article, there will also be some practical ideas.  You probably shouldn’t try them all at once. And you probably won’t like some or all of them. But I think it’s time that we start thinking more about a pretty important stakeholder in what we do, our audience. I’ll talk about my experience in the collegiate and/or professional concert world, but I...
Tags: Spotify, Usa, Religion, Pandora, Canada, United States, Steve Reich, Beethoven, Columns, Huffington Post, Cornell, Cornell University, Mozart, Erik, University Of Georgia, National Public Radio


'That Could Have Been Our National Anthem': The Power Of 'Fanfare For The Common Man'

A celebration of the American spirit, Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" was written in 1942 after the U.S. entered World War II. Decades later, the piece continues to command our attention.
Tags: News, Aaron Copland


listening journal 2 #hurricane #demos #devil #songsters #texture

Aaron Copland's The Second Hurricane is a "children's opera" but I find I enjoy it. And Bernstein's narration is in some way reassuring ("I know I have.") Miklós Rózsa wrote the score for 1959's The World, the Flesh and the Devil. The movie tells the story of the few remaining survivors in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan. There are many shots of empty streets and buildings and the music is sparse and unmemorable. Not on Spotify. From my wife's CD collection, I listened to PJ Harvey's 4-Track Demo...
Tags: Spotify, Virginia, Religion, Manhattan, North Carolina, PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Miklos Rozsa, Bernstein, Don Cherry, Aaron Copland, Hee Haw, Mark Pritchard, Rgable, Listeningjournal, Black Banjo Songsters


listening journal 2 #hurricane #demos #devil #songsters #texture

Aaron Copland's The Second Hurricane is a "children's opera" but I find I enjoy it. And Bernstein's narration is in some way reassuring ("I know I have.") Miklós Rózsa wrote the score for 1959's The World, the Flesh and the Devil. The movie tells the story of the few remaining survivors in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan. There are many shots of empty streets and buildings and the music is sparse and unmemorable. Not on Spotify. From my wife's CD collection, I listened to PJ Harvey's 4-Track Demos ...
Tags: Spotify, Virginia, Religion, Manhattan, North Carolina, PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Miklos Rozsa, Bernstein, Don Cherry, Aaron Copland, Hee Haw, Mark Pritchard, Rgable, Listeningjournal, Black Banjo Songsters


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 21-28

  Edison Eskeets, from Hubbell Trading Post in Arizona, discusses the artistry, history and production of Navajo rugs at the Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show and Sale at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. (Photo courtesy of Western National Parks Association)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Old Town Newhall Ch...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 14-21

  The Calico Winds perform a noontime concert on Sept. 19 in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Glendale Noon Concerts)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Los Angeles County Fair: “Get Your Kicks at the LA County Fair” reflects a Route 66 theme for the 96th annual event, through Sept. 23. Attractions include exhi...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 7-14

  Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari, Nima Jafari, Ted Monte, Ronak Gandhi and Aneesha Madhok in Christopher Vened’s “Infidel” at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. (Photo by Darrett Sanders/Courtesy of the Whitefire Theatre)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Los Angeles County Fair: “Get Your Kicks at the LA Count...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


John Wilson takes the Prommers out On the Town

The Hollywood Reporter called it the greatest musical ever produced. Leonard Bernstein had expressed concerns about his first Broadway musical, writing to Aaron Copland, ‘Maybe it will be a great hit, and maybe it will lay the great egg of all time. It’s an enormous gamble’, but in the event, On the Town opened at Broadway’s Adelphi Theatre on 28th December 1944 to rave reviews and laid golden foundation stones for the career paths of its prodigious creators - Bernstein, choreographer Jerome ...
Tags: Religion, Broadway, Town, Bernstein, Hollywood Reporter, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Jerome Robbins, John Wilson, Adolph Green, Adelphi Theatre, Betty Comden