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Dido On Her New Album, Hitting The Road After 15 Years Away, & Crying On The “Stan” Set

Tracking Down is a Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute. The last time Dido booked a tour, it was 2003 and the soft-pop singer was riding high on the success of mid-'00s radio megahits "Thank You," "Here With Me," "White Flag," … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Dido, Tracking Down

Dido Remains Singular and Special on 'Still on My Mind'

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Tags: Music, Review, Pop, Music Review, Dido, Electropop, Downtempo

The Queen dying, Brad Pitt’s bigamy, and official approval for hand jobs, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Like a dog chasing a stick thrown a great distance by a trebuchet, this week’s tabloid stories are far-fetched. Did the Queen catch her left hand in a closing door? Not if you believe this week’s National Enquirer, which interprets her purple paw as a diagnosis of leukemia, prompting its “world exclusive” cover story: “Queen, 92, Dying.” Predictably, the “secret diagnosis has Charles and William competing for the crown,” reports the Enquirer, which views the Royal succession like a reality TV s...
Tags: Post, Isis, News, Taylor Swift, Mexico, Jennifer Aniston, Bill Clinton, Bradford, Brighton, Beverly Hills, Prince Charles, Bangladesh, Royals, Diana, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

While You Were Laughing At Mariah Carey She Was Making Yet Another Dope Album

Do you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, still smarting from Ohio State's brutal loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, when onto my screen bounded Mariah Carey, apropos of nothing. Carey … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Nicki Minaj, Ryan Seacrest, Kings of Leon, Juliette Lewis, U2, Ariana Grande, Queen, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, John Legend, Clemson, Ohio State

Dido and Aeneas: Academy of Ancient Music

“Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.” Well, the spectral Queen of Carthage atop the poppy-strewn sarcophagus wasn’t quite yet “laid in earth”, but the act of remembering, and remembrance, duly began during the first part of this final instalment of the Academy of Ancient Music’s Purcell trilogy at the Barbican Hall.
Tags: Religion, Dido, Carthage, Purcell, Aeneas, Academy of Ancient Music

Prom 71: John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique play Berlioz

Having recently recorded the role of Dido in Berlioz' Les Troyens on Warner Classics, there was genuine excitement at the prospect of hearing Joyce DiDonato performing Dido's death scene live at the BBC Proms. She joined John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique for an all-Berlioz Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 5 September 2018. As well as the scene from Les Troyens, DiDonato sang La mort de Cleopatre and the orchestra performed the overture Le Corsaire and T...
Tags: Religion, Bbc, Harold, Dido, Royal Albert Hall, Berlioz, Joyce DiDonato, Les Troyens, Le Corsaire, John Eliot Gardiner, Berlioz Les Troyens, Warner Classics, Berlioz Prom, Les Troyens DiDonato, Antoine Tamestit

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

Dido and Aeneas: La Nuova Musica at Wigmore Hall

This performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by La Nuova Musica, directed by David Bates, was, characteristically for this ensemble, alert to musical details, vividly etched and imaginatively conceived.
Tags: Religion, Dido, Purcell, David Bates, Aeneas, Wigmore Hall, La Nuova Musica

Sententiae Antiquae.

How have I overlooked the existence of the blog Sententiae Antiquae all these years? From their About page: Through this blog, and the accompanying Twitter feed (@sentantiq), we aim to bring you some of the most famous (and also most confounding) quotations from the ancient world. In addition, we also take pleasure in shining lights on some of the forgotten shelves and corners of classical heritage. You’ll find tidbits from the Archaic Age in Greece all the way through imperial Rome and up to t...
Tags: England, Greece, Uncategorized, Rome, Linguistics, Trevor, Platt, Cicero, Hugh, Dido, JOVE, Aeneas, Trevor Joyce, Edward Pigott, Piso

Watch Miley Cyrus & Adam Sandler Cover Dido In Tribute To Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler opened yesterday's episode of The Tonight Show with a cover of Dido's "No Freedom." The duo dedicated their rendition of the song to victims of the violence that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival, killing 59 people. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Miley Cyrus, Las Vegas, The Tonight Show, Adam Sandler, Dido

These Sexy Period Pieces Will Make You Wish You Were Born In Another Era

The trailer for Tulip Fever is too sexy to be shown on television. Since it’s not guaranteed the movie will actually ever come out, we’ll have to settle for seeing the the one sexy frame that caused the trailer to be banned from Fox. Clearly, the people of Fox don’t have respect for one of cinema’s most specific and most wonderful sub-genres: The sexy period piece.What is it about elaborate costumes, accents, and strict societal stratification that leads to such passionate love stories? Easy: T...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, England, New York, Mexico, France, India, Rome, Fox, Italy, Uma Thurman, John Malkovich, Libya, Angelina Jolie, Rochester

Barbara Smith Conrad, Mezzo-Soprano Who Figured In Civil Rights Struggle, Dead At 79

It in 1957, her first year at U. Texas-Austin - and the first year black students were admitted as undergrads - that Conrad was cast as Dido, opposite a white student, in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. She was harassed not only by white students but also by state legislators, who threatened to withhold funding from […]
Tags: Art, People, Dido, Conrad, Purcell, 05.24.17, Barbara Smith Conrad, U Texas Austin

The Lemon Twigs cover Dido's "White Flag' on new Planned Parenthood benefit (listen), expand tour

The Planned Parenthood benefit compilation Cover Your Ass Vol 1 will be out May 26 via Lionfish, featuring Speedy Ortiz, Deerhoof, Hinds, Porches, (Sandy) Alex G and more doing cover songs... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Planned Parenthood, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Dido, Alex G, The Lemon Twigs, Speedy Ortiz Deerhoof

Stream GRLMIC VOL1 Benefit Covers Comp Feat. Snail Mail, Lisa Prank, T-Rextasy, & More

Just yesterday, we premiered Sad13's cover of Carole King's "It's Too Late," which appears on a new compilation called GRLMIC VOL1 whose proceeds will go towards Planned Parenthood and Willie Mae Rock Camp. Today, the compilation is available to stream (and purchase) in full, and it … More »
Tags: Music, Kate Bush, Mariah Carey, Liz Phair, Album Stream, Macy Gray, Carole King, Sad13, Sharon Van Etten, Lucinda Williams, Dido, Fern Mayo, Rilo Kiley, Bethlehem Steel, Snail Mail, Julia Shapiro

POPDOSE PREMIERE: Maryama, “Where the Mermaids Are”

Sometimes going under doesn’t sound half bad, particularly when what’s happening on land makes us want to bury our heads in the sand anyway. Iranian vocalist Maryama captures the free-floating sensation an underwater world from life’s strife and stress with her ethereal, transformative sounds. Hearkening back to music by ’90s stalwarts the Cranberries, songstresses like Dido and Natalie Merchant, and tonal wonders such as Enya, Maryama crafts a sound that’s overdue for a big comeback. Her new tr...
Tags: Music, Dido, Natalie Merchant, Liz Lemon, Maryama, Enya Maryama


Hello everyone! To those who celebrate Christmas and Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! Today, we are delighted to present you with a Smugglivus Giveaway of two limited prints: The Beatriceid by Kate Elliott A stunning new short story, written in verse, set in Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker Universe Before Andevai, the waking of dreaming dragons, the war for Europa, and the cruel treachery of the Wild Hunt, cousins Catherine and Beatrice Hassi Barahal were novice students at the Acade...
Tags: Giveaways, Books, Rome, Europa, Catherine, Bee, Huang, Dido, Carthage, Homo Sapiens, Aeneas, Smugglivus, Cadence, Kate Elliott, S L Huang

Foxing – “White Flag” (Dido Cover)

Foxing have shared a cover of Dido's "White Flag." It was originally meant as a way to recoup the losses from their horrific van accident last week and, while the first portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the track will help them recover from that, the rest will be donated 50/50 … More »
Tags: Music, Dido, Foxing

Foxing cover Dido's "White Flag," donating proceeds to Planned Parenthood & ACLU

They also shared a statement, which says they originally were going to release the song to raise money for a new van and new gear after their recent accident, but that "waking up this morning everything written felt wrong and vastly unimportant." Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Planned Parenthood, Aclu, Election 2016, Music News, Andrew Sacher, Dido, Foxing

1,600-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript of the Aeneid Digitized & Put Online by The Vatican

It’s fair to say that every period which has celebrated the literature of antiquity has held epic Roman poet Virgil in extremely high regard, and that was never more the case than during the early Christian and medieval eras. Born in 70 B.C.—writes Clyde Pharr in the introduction to his scholarly Latin text—“Vergil was ardently admired even in his own day, and his fame continued to increase with the passing centuries. Under the later Roman Empire the reverence for his works reached the point wh...
Tags: Google, Books, College, History, Rome, Vatican, Literature, Tokyo, Dante, Facebook Twitter, Virgil, Dido, Josh Jones, Vergil, Hyperallergic, Aeneas

Ophelias Zimmer, Royal Court, 17 May 2016

    Jerwood Theatre, Downstairs, Royal Court Cast: Iris Becher, Ulrich Hoppe, Jenny König, Glyn Pritchard, Renato Schuch Katie Mitchell (director) Chloe Lamford (designs) Alice Birch (text) Fabiana Piccioli (lighting) Max Pappenheim (sound design) Nils Haarmann (dramaturgy) Lily McLeisch (associate director)   I do not usually write here about visits to the spoken theatre, or the cinema – not necessarily because I have nothing to say, but more so as...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Zimmer, Covent Garden, Mitchell, Katie Mitchell, Eno, Lucia, Royal Court, Dido, Lucia di Lammermoor, Ophelia, Mark Berry, Aeneas, Royal Opera, Peter Konwitschny

Diary of a somebody: could I solve the mystery of 148 lost notebooks?

After biographer Alexander Masters was given a pile of discarded diaries, he began piecing together a lifeOne breezy afternoon in 2001, two friends of mine, Richard and Dido, were mooching around a building site in Cambridge when they came across a battered yellow skip. Inside were 148 handwritten notebooks. Some were crammed into an old bottle box that had jaunty green print on the side: “Ribena! 5d!” Most were scattered across the bricks exultantly. A few had royal emblems from George VI’s tim...
Tags: Books, Relationships, Culture, Cambridge, Biography, Richard, Bereavement, Dido, George VI, Alexander Masters, Trinity College Cambridge Continue

30 Of The Most Random Music Video Couples You've Ever Seen

One of the perks of being a rock star is having the power to cast just about anyone you want in your music video. Sometimes, the results are so right. We'll never believe that Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler aren't truly best friends/maybe girlfriends, that Lady Gaga and Alexander Skarsgård don't make a hot fake couple, or that Stephen Dorff isn't the worst boyfriend a pop star could ever have. Sometimes, the results are a little head-scratching. Never mind Paula Abdul coupling up with a cartoo...
Tags: Hollywood, Taylor Swift, Washington, Kanye West, Fox, Mtv, Beverly Hills, Paula Abdul, Madonna, Jesus, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Jfk, Kirsten Dunst, Justin Timberlake, Mariah

For the Anniversary of the Paris Commune (18 March 1871): Women's Revolutionary Experience in Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore

From my After Wagner: Histories of Modernist Music Drama from 'Parsifal' to Nono: Al gran sole [carico d’amore], composed between 1972 and 1974, and premiered in Milan in 1975, was first directed by Yuri Lyubimov, head of Moscow’s Taganka Theatre. Lyubimov was already a specialist from stagings of repertoire works in many of the techniques he and Nono, as joint librettists, drawing upon a vast assemblage of other writers, would employ in Al gran sole: montage: simultaneity, representation ...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Russia, Bbc, Frankfurt, Paris, Italy, Gdr, Moscow, Vietnam, Salzburg, Third World, Durham, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Hannover

Northrop at the University of Minnesota to Present Mark Morris Dance Group, 3/30

Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents Mark Morris Dance Group in a one-night-only engagement on Wed, Mar 30 at 7:30 pm. Renowned choreographer Mark Morris and his unparalleled Dance Group and MMDG Music Ensemble return to the Twin Cities with Dido and Aeneas, one of Morris's most celebrated works.
Tags: Morris, Northrop, University of Minnesota, Dido, Mark Morris, Aeneas, Dance Group, Mark Morris Dance Group

Best older kid's literature from 1966

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a true-blue fan of intermediate-reader adventures published during the Sixties (1964–73). Attribute this, if you will, to the fact that these books were popular when I was an impressionable adolescent in the late 1970s. The fact remains, the Sixties were a cornucopia producing a flood of extraordinary titles: Susan Cooper’s Dark is Rising series, Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ...
Tags: Feature, Post, Books, Family, England, London, Mexico, France, Roald Dahl, Disney, Spain, Britain, United States, Ohio, Buckingham Palace, Dell