Musicians who defined an era in pop and hip-hop, such as superstar producers the Neptunes and Timbaland, took cues from him; listen to Pharrell William’s Frontin’ and the Prince influence is clear. Prince was Timbaland’s idol and like his hero he tried to operate in that colourful area between R&B’s sensuous sexuality and the unbridled machismo that hip-hop can exude. … [Read more...] about Prince: a musical legacy like no other
Variations/Collaborations is the much-anticipated, annual evening of dynamic dance and music, featuring vibrant choreography and brilliant young artists. Metropolitan Ballet will present contemporary ballets by two Princess Grace Foundation Award-winning artists: Tommie-Waheed Evans and Jenelle Figgins. Their extraordinary dances will premiere alongside new work by Sarah Mettin, Metropolitan's Artistic Associate. Sharing the stage with Metropolitan are guest artists from Washington Ballet's Professional Training Division. The Washington Ballet is under the direction of Julie Kent, former Principal with American Ballet Theatre. Live music by talented musicians from ATLYS quartet, features twins Genevieve and Sabrina Tabby, Settlement Music School Alumnae. The Tabby twins first performed with Metropolitan as young musicians in 2005. Tommie-Waheed Evans, an in-demand choreographer, was a member of Philadanco, who shared the stage with Metropolitan in 2018. Variations/Collaborations is a … [Read more...] about It’s back! Brilliant Evening of Dance & Music.
In the course of its 18-month gestation, McGee had enjoyed critical acclaim with the House of Love and My Bloody Valentine, two bands who had both also embraced ecstasy: in Upside Down, McGee recalls Guy Chadwick trying to strip naked at a gay club after popping one pill too many, whereas the Valentines absorbed new textures suggested by the drug into their sound. But the Primal Scream record was also a commercial triumph. In that same film, McGee remembers that an initial pressing of 60,000 copies proved far too few. "We had no idea that the world was going to get it... we were clueless. What I was really proud of, obviously, is... my friend made this incredible record." … [Read more...] about Primal Scream: The band who made a rave new world
When German choreographer André Koschyk says that he is “amazed by the passion people have for dance in India”, it might come across merely as a courteous comment after being invited to the country. Koschyk is on a three-month long tour of India to train dancers, who are a part of Indian choreographer Shiamak Davar’s one-year certification course. He goes on to say that he finds the passion for dance here greater than it is in Europe. That is high praise coming from a dancer who has been choreographing, training and performing in Europe for over two decades. “In India, I saw that dancers put their body, heart and soul into dance. That is something I will take with me back home and tell my students there.” André was at The Glitterers - Dance and Fitness Studio in Bengaluru on Sunday for a workshop on tap dance and musical theatre. André got into dancing when he was 15. “In Europe, that is quite late. People who want to become … [Read more...] about ‘Amazed by Indians’ passion for dance’: German choreographer André Koschyk
Newly restored and revamped 160 acres from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street, including hike and bike trails, a dog park, public art, picturesque bridges and green space, all with a skyline view. The latest addition to the expanse is the underground cistern, which visitors can tour. Stay till sunset and hop over to the Waugh Drive Bridge viewing platform (at the corner of Waugh Drive and Allen Parkway) for a chance to see the mass exodus of Texas' second-largest urban bat colony. 3422 Allen Parkway; buffalobayou.org … [Read more...] about Area tourist attractions to visit during Super Bowl LI