2021 Summer Jazz Academy Free Virtual Classes and Distinguished Teacher Announcement

Following the resounding success of its first Summer Jazz Academy in 2020, Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the Summer Jazz Academy 2021 course schedule and esteemed faculty. The donation-based virtual camp, led by members of the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and distinguished guest artists, will take place virtually July 26-31, 2021 on digital platforms accessible ...

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Technical University of Dresden highlights ten industrial design projects

A project that uses technology to improve piano learning and a subsequent one where plastic waste collects in rivers are included in Dezeen’s latest school performance by students from the Technical University of Dresden. A lamp made of recycled plastic and an augmented reality platform aimed at simplifying the programming of robots are also presented. School: Technical University of DresdenClasses: ...

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Thomas Crowell begins a new century

Thomas Crowell attributes his longevity to diet and exercise. Crowell, a retired chemistry professor at the University of Virginia, turned 100 on July 9 at a party surrounded by members of his extended family. “I eat oatmeal every day,” he said, wearing a beige and green plaid shirt and khaki pants, sitting in a veranda of his house surrounded by ...

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Q&A: Rick Steves on New Travel Special, “Europe Awaits You”, premiered August 19th

July 19, 2021 Alyssa beno Travel enthusiasts have spent the last year dreaming of where they would go after COVID-19. In a brand new special, Rick Steves’ Europe awaits you, America’s premier travel authority for Europe transports viewers to the continent’s bustling cities, quaint villages and scenic countryside. The show premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 19 on PBS Wisconsin ...

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Music is in the air after a year of silence

When Octavio Mas-Arocas, of Spanish descent, first arrived at Michigan State University last July to lead the College of Music’s orchestral program, he was a little disappointed. How does a passionate young conductor begin to blow fire into his orchestra if there is no orchestra to conduct? Covid restrictions put a huge drag on his plans. “It was very frustrating ...

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Eric Owens of DIE WALKÜRE at the Fisher Pavilion

Dario acosta Appearance of bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan in Seattle Opera’s welcome concert on August 28, performance by Wagner Die Walküre will be multiplied by the events. This is his SO debut among a stellar cast of other notable Wagnerians. Equally important, the exciting outdoor event at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion Lawn, with Seattle Symphony Distinguished Conductor Ludovic Morlot ...

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Dark and Stormy Rewards – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Saturday night’s threatening weather in Tanglewood anticipated not only Brahms’ first piano concerto, but also Prokofiev’s brilliant, succinct meditation on modern life and its multicolored umbrella rituals. With the rise of Dadaism in New York and Zurich, a similar revolutionary avant-garde movement was developing in Russia when Prokofiev composed his Symphony No.1 in D major, Op. 25, and nicknamed it ...

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