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The Winners Of The 2019 BAFTA Awards Have Been Announced

Sunday night's BAFTA Film Awards arrived in the usual flurry of excitement and anticipation. Some of the world's biggest stars gathered on the streets of London in the typically freezing cold, took stroll down the red carpet and ambled into the Royal Albert Hall to find out who would be taking home one of those shiny gold masks.Joanna Lumley returned to host the ceremony for the second year in a row, and did the honors of taking an obligatory jab at the fact that the Oscars doesn't have anyone ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Viola Davis, America, Alfonso Cuarón, BAFTA, Emma Stone, Liam Neeson, Seth Rogen, Olivia Colman, Joanna Lumley, Roma, Chris Kelly, Albert Hall, Rockwell

Fascinating Facts about Aimee Semple McPherson

H istory is packed full of fascinating figures. Some of these are men and women who were raised to lay claim to great positions—Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II. Some of these are men and women who come from nowhere and nothing but still rose to great prominence. Among these we find Aimee Semple McPherson, the preacher and evangelist who may well have reigned as America’s best-known woman for much of her life. Here are a few key facts about her. She was C...
Tags: UK, New York, London, Mexico, China, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Blogging, United States, Ireland, Smithsonian, Victoria, North America, Biographies, Salvation Army

This Marks & Spencer checked coat is a total classic buy - just ask Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon looked fabulous on Wednesday evening as she headed to the Royal Albert Hall to...
Tags: Spencer, Albert Hall, Kara Tointon

Head of Programming, Royal Albert Hall

For nearly 150 years we have been fulfilling our vision of inspiring artists and audiences worldwide with the magic of the iconic Royal Albert Hall; creating life-enriching, unforgettable experiences for everyone. Our vision is to inspire artists and audiences worldwide with the magic of the iconic Royal Albert Hall, creating life-enriching, unforgettable experiences for everyone. The Royal Albert Hall is more than just a building. Together we are… One team. Passionate. Open to all.We are see...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Lang Lang, Albert Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bryn Terfel, Hall The Royal Albert Hall, Guy Barker

A 'Pleasing' Stitch-Up

It's the only way I could think to describe this week's dovegreyretreat / hibernation with thread, needles, audiobooks and fire-lit. Bookhound was off on his pre-festive season travels across country to visit The Olds for a few days which left me home alone. Honestly, I try not to look excited at the prospect because I know there could come a time in life when being home alone becomes a reality for one or other of us, and that won't be exciting, but for now...well let's just say I treat it like...
Tags: Books, Bbc, New Zealand, Rob, Saturn, Country Life, Val Mcdermid, Rita Cook, Arthur, Pete, Cass, St Mary, Albert Hall, Robert Macfarlane, Edward Thomas, Dovegreyreader

John Malveaux: Broadway World: Nov. 25th Alyson Carnegie Hall

Alyson Cambridge John Malveaux   of   forwards this article: Broadway World New York, November 13, 2018 – World-renowned opera singer and Broadway star Alyson Cambridge will perform a special holiday solo concert, accompanied by pianist Michael Fennelly, at Carnegie Hall’s beautiful Weill Recital Hall on Sunday, November 25 at 7:30PM. Respected as one of the most diverse and compelling vocalists today and known for her “powerful, c...
Tags: Asia, Europe, London, Religion, New York Times, Broadway, Cambridge, Michael, Jessye Norman, Carnegie Hall, Tony, Albert Hall, Seventh Avenue, Alyson, Weill Recital Hall, Constantine Maroulis

Royal Albert Hall unveils anniversary 'walk of fame'

London gets its own Walk of Fame to celebrate 150 years of the Royal Albert Hall.
Tags: London, News, Walk Of Fame, Albert Hall

How video game music waltzed its way on to Classic FM

Once regarded as inferior to film and TV soundtracks, games scores are gaining recognition and awards as a valid form of contemporary classical musicIn early 2018, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker was a guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, for which one of his chosen recordings was Jonathan Dunn’s theme for the 1988 Game Boy game RoboCop. In May, the Royal Albert Hall hosted PlayStation in Concert, at which the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played music from games made for PlayStation cons...
Tags: Games, Music, UK, Technology, Radio, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Eminem, Classical Music, Music Streaming, Game culture, Mario, Call Of Duty, Desert Island Discs, Assassin's Creed

The Proms–Lili Boulanger et al

Lili Boulanger is a composer who is at the intersection of two of the focuses of this year’s Proms programs: women composers and the centennial of the end of the First World War, which coincided with the year of her death at age of 24. Boulanger was clearly one of the great talents in music history, the equal of, for instance, the famously precocious Mendelssohn and Shostakovitch, both of whom lived long enough to fully realize their astonishingly early promise. Works of hers are included in...
Tags: France, Religion, Rome, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Nadia, Simon Rattle, Debussy, Albert Hall, Elgar, Ravel, Crohn, Mendelssohn, Gareth Davies, Dutilleux, Whitman

John Wilson brings Broadway to South Kensington: West Side Story at the BBC Proms

There were two, equal ‘stars’ of this performance of the authorised concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story at the Royal Albert Hall: ‘Lenny’ himself, whose vibrant score - by turns glossy and edgy - truly shone, and conductor John Wilson, who made it gleam, and who made us listen afresh and intently to every coloristic detail and toe-tapping, twisting rhythm.
Tags: Religion, Broadway, Leonard Bernstein, Lenny, South Kensington, Albert Hall, West Side Story, John Wilson, BBC Proms

Prom 36: Philharmonia/Salonen - Webern, Mahler, and Wagner, 9 August 2018

Royal Albert Hall Webern: Five Orchestral Pieces, op.10 Mahler: Symphony no.10: ‘Adagio’ Wagner: Die Walküre , Act I Siegmund – Robert Dean Smith Sieglinde – Anja Kampe Hunding – Franz-Josef Selig Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor) One of the joys of writing regularly – sometimes, just sometimes, I think too regularly – about performance has been the transformation, both conscious and unconscious, of my scholarship....
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Pierre Boulez, Wagner, Esa Pekka Salonen, Mahler, Brahms, Albert Hall, Schoenberg, Lenz, Alban Berg, Salonen, Dean Smith, Selig, Philharmonia, Liszt

Prom 33 - BBC SO/Farnes - Musgrave and Brahms, 7 August 2018

Royal Albert Hall Thea Musgrave: Phoenix Rising (1997) Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem , op.45   Golda Schulz (soprano) Johan Reuter (bass-baritone) BBC Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Neil Ferris) BBC Symphony Orchestra Richard Farnes (conductor)     I am not sure I could find much of a connection between the two works on offer here. They offered ‘contrast’ of a sort, I suppose, yet not in a meaningful way such as I could discern. No matter: the concert was what it w...
Tags: Virginia, Berlin, Religion, Bbc, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix, Daniel Barenboim, Bach, Brahms, Albert Hall, Wie, Handel, Mendelssohn, Schutz, Klemperer, Selig

Proms 29 and 30 – Swedish CO/Dausgaard - ‘The Brandenburg Project’: Bach, Turnage, Hillborg, Caine, Neuwirth, Dean, and Mackey. 5 August 2018

Royal Albert Hall Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046 Mark-Anthony Turnage: Maya (2014, UK premiere) Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BWV 1048 Anders Hillborg: Bach Materia (2017, UK premiere) Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050 Uri Caine: Hamsa (2015, UK premiere) Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049 Olga Neuwirth: Aello – ballet mécanomorphe (2016-17, UK pre...
Tags: UK, Religion, Vienna, God, Salzburg, Canon, Maya, Co, Mozart, Bach, Boulez, Maya Beiser, Zimmermann, Caine, Stravinsky, Dean

Prom 26: Prohaska/Il Giardino Armonico/Antonini - Purcell, Graupner, Sartorio, Handel, Costello, Cavalli, and Hasse, 2 August 2018

Royal Albert Hall   Purcell: Dido and Aeneas : Overture and ‘Ah! Belinda, I am pressed with torment’ Christoph Graupner: Dido, Königin von Carthago : ‘Holdestes Lispeln der spielenden Fluthen’ Antonio Sartorio: Giulio Cesare in Egitto : ‘Non voglio amar’ Matthew Locke: The Tempest : ‘The Second Musick: Curtain Tune’ Sartorio: Giulio Cesare : ‘Quando voglio’ Graupner: Dido : ‘Der Himmel ist von Donner … Infido Cupido’, ‘Agitato da tempeste’ Handel: Concerto ...
Tags: Religion, Venice, Cleopatra, Britten, Locke, Cavalli, Hasse, Albert Hall, Dido, Carthage, Handel, Purcell, Belinda, Bildung, Mark Berry, Aeneas

The Royal Albert Hall’s Artistic Director Says The Oboe, French Horn, Bassoon, And Other Instruments Could ‘Become Extinct’

And what’s to blame? YouTube. Kids aren’t watching live music. Etc. (It’s true at least that very, very few music students are playing any of these instruments, the tuba included.)
Tags: Art, Music, Albert Hall, 07.28.18

Turning the Royal Albert Hall into a light show

The Royal Albert Hall became a massive projection screen for a light show as part of the BBC Proms.
Tags: News, Bbc, Albert Hall

The best of London for the first time visitor

London is a great city, but it can be confusing for tourists to find the best places to visit. You can explore the city in a traditional Black Cab (taxi), discover the Underground mysteries, cruise on a boat along the river Thames, or simply take the bus. There are organized tours with bikes, boats, buses, walking, or with a private driver. It all depends on your choice and budget. The following is a brief summary of the best of London for the first time visitor, and this article on things to...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, London, Chelsea, Parthenon, Buckingham Palace, Napoleon Bonaparte, William, British Museum, Wellington, Victoria Station, Travel Blog, Albert, Albert Hall

End of the line: our guide to the death of the telephone

The only person who rings your landline is your mum. And now even mobile calls are passé. How did this happen?When did we fall out of love? Why did we stop talking? How hard is it to pick up the phone? Apparently, quite hard. Research indicates a quarter of smartphone users never use them to place a voice call. It’s not just digital natives; I can’t remember the last time I called a friend for a chat. The idea is as alien as eating a pint of mayonnaise prawns, or standing when a lady enters the ...
Tags: Technology, Life and style, Mobile Phones, Culture, Telecoms, Albert Hall

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert

Britain's Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded special concert on Saturday as the world's oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday. Welsh singer Tom Jones kicked off the show with his hit "It's Not Unusual" shortly before Elizabeth appeared in the royal box of London's Albert Hall, flanked by her family. Kylie Minogue, Sting, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Shaggy were among those on the bill, along with stars of the stage and screen.
Tags: London, News, Britain, Tom Jones, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Albert Hall, Kylie Minogue Sting Ladysmith Black Mambazo

R.O., Rosanne and Cass

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed illustrator R.O. Blechman (go here), whose work has appeared on 15 covers of The New Yorker magazine and in hundreds of books, newspapers and other magazines. Bob is most famous for his "shaky line," which makes his work fun and accessible. Bob's passion for art began as a teen living on Central Park West. His neighbor was a bohemian French female artist. He admired her, and she helped him with his portfolio when applying to the prestigious...
Tags: New York, London, Canada, Williams, Jazz, Bob, West Coast, Joni Mitchell, Alex, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Walter, Southern California, Nik, Donald, Steely Dan

Suffragetto, an early 20th century board game, pitted suffragettes against the cops

Several years ago, the Bodleian Library mounted an exhibition called Playing with History. It featured one game enthusiast's historical collection of games and pastimes with an eye toward how games have been used through the ages to address the issues, challenges, and ideals of the time. One of the more fascinating games in the collection is Suffragetto, a board game from sometime around 1908/9 (the release date is debated). Suffragetto was created by members of the militant British suffrag...
Tags: Post, News, Feminism, House Of Commons, Board Games, Albert Hall, Suffrage, Bodleian Library, Women 's Social and Political Union, Suffrajitsu, House of Commons Apparently the Bodleian Library, Laura Spitale McGough

Who's In Charge Of The Seats At The Royal Albert Hall?

Some of the seats are owned by private people, who can resell them for a profit. And those seatholders? Make up the majority of the council that runs the charity that runs the hall. Now, "A row over the governance of the Royal Albert Hall will be referred to tribunal, it has been confirmed, after […]
Tags: Art, Issues, Albert Hall, Royal Albert Hall, 01.12.18

Royal Albert Hall referred to Charity Tribunal

The Charity Commission says it is concerned about conflicts of interest on the charity's council.
Tags: UK, News, Charity Commission, Albert Hall, Charity Tribunal

Britain looking at 'latte levy' to reduce coffee cup waste

While I make my at home during the week, I'm a Starbucks fan on weekends. During hot Texas summers, those icy Frappuccinos are heaven. Heck, even in our not-that-cold winters, I get them. (Note to Starbucks: I sooo missed the Chile Mocha option this past holiday season. This flavor should be a regular, year-round option, especially here in Texas where chile peppers are one of the major food groups. We even have an official state pepper. But I digress. But bring it back, please!) When we do ...
Tags: UK, Texas, London, Taxes, Mexico, Chicago, Britain, United States, Chile, United Kingdom, New York Times, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Great Britain, San Francisco Berkeley, Albert Hall

Britain looking at 'latte levy' to reduce coffee cup waste

While I make my at home during the week, I'm a Starbucks fan on weekends. During hot Texas summers, those icy Frappuccinos are heaven. Heck, even in our not-that-cold winters, I get them. (Note to Starbucks: I sooo missed the Chile Mocha option this past holiday season. This flavor should be a regular, year-round option, especially here in Texas where chile peppers are one of the major food groups. We even have an official state pepper. But I digress. But bring it back, please!) When we do ...
Tags: UK, Texas, London, Mexico, Marketing, Chicago, Britain, United States, Chile, United Kingdom, New York Times, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Great Britain, San Francisco Berkeley, Albert Hall

Lord Balfour: I had to look up in an encyclopaedia how my forebear changed British history 100 years ago

The 5th Earl of Balfour first realised the significance of the Balfour Declaration when he was a 14-year-old schoolboy at Eton, hailing a taxi while on holiday in London. A copy of the Declaration – made a century ago by Arthur Balfour, the former prime minister who later became foreign secretary, backing the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine – hung on the wall of his loo at home, where the young Balfour read it without really appreciating its importance. The iconic document was never disc...
Tags: London, News, Israel, Jerusalem, Ireland, Palestine, Balfour, Balfour Beatty, Bob, Sykes, Sussex, East End, Harry Mount, Salisbury, Eton, Albert Hall

"What could you say to have Judi Dench have your name stenciled on her ass?"

From a Maureen Dowd "Style" piece in the NYT last month called "Queen! Bow Down to Tattoo-Flashing Octogenarian Dame Dench":Most memorably, she etched a message on her “bum” that said, “JD loves HW,” with a heart with an arrow through it, in gratitude to Harvey Weinstein for making her a movie star in “Mrs. Brown,” “Chocolat,” “Iris,” “Shakespeare in Love” and other films, after she had been starring in a sitcom with her husband in England.As a young actress, she said, someone told her she would...
Tags: England, Law, Lena Dunham, Harvey Weinstein, Tattoos, BAFTA, Judi Dench, Oprah Winfrey, Penélope Cruz, Breitbart, Brie Larson, Harvey, Maureen Dowd, Albert Hall, Weinstein, Dench

The Proms–main attractions and bold tendencies–Tarrodi, Larcher, Barry, Whitley, Adams, Kendall, Walker

There are certain concerts where there is a new piece which is clearly not the main item on the program. Sometimes a visiting orchestra will include a work by a composer from its country; sometimes it seems to be more or less an afterthought; sometimes a more integral part of the program, but still not the most important or central part. The earlier Prom on August 30, presented by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo, began with the first UK performance of Li...
Tags: UK, Sweden, Religion, Toronto, Bbc, Canada, Italy, Sainsbury, Beethoven, Dublin, John Adams, Barry, Black, Liguria, Knoxville, Bryant

Sergio A. Mims: The Guardian: RSPO/Oramo/Chineke!/Edusei review – rounded, exquisite, played to perfection 4 / 5 stars

      Double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of the black and minority ethnic orchestra Chineke!  Photograph: Christian Sinibaldi for the Guardian Sergio A. Mims forwards this article: The Guardian Martin Kettle Thursday 31 August 2017 Royal Albert Hall, London A stellar performance by Renée Fleming and the first appearance at the Albert Hall by the BAME Chineke! Orchestra made Proms 61 and 62 a privilege to attend  ...
Tags: UK, Religion, Bbc, Dvorak, Fleming, Rondo, Esa Pekka Salonen, Albert Hall, Handel, Renee Fleming, Salonen, Sakari Oramo, Amati, William J Zick, Sergio A Mims, Chevalier de Saint Georges ‘When we colonise opera, it’s going to be like Tiger Woods and the Williams sisters…’

  Chineke! orchestra offers a commitment to programming black composers and a playing style reviewers have described as “sublime”. Photo: Zen Grizdale Read more at: Chineke! (Zen Grisdale) iNews The pioneering black and ethnic minority orchestra Chineke! will be darlings of the Albert Hall at their first Prom tomorrow night (30 August). Yet, as their charismatic artistic director...
Tags: UK, Religion, Williams, BAME, Albert Hall, Joshua Neicho, William J Zick, Chi chi Nwanoku, Chineke, Christina Scharff