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John McAndrew Little Rock Recovery Concert

June 12th, 2016

John McAndrew Little Rock Recovery Concert
Event on 2016-07-09 19:00:00
AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF RECOVERY BASED ENTERTAINMENT THAT WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART AND ROCKET YOU INTO THE FOURTH DIMENSION – LIVE ON STAGE AT THE RON ROBINSON THEATER John McAndrews recovery based music has been heard around the world at recovery conferences and national events including the International A.A. Convention closing ceremonies; at the Vice Presidents Residence and the NAADAC National Recovery Conference in Washington D.C., the Betty Ford Center, Hazeldens 25th Anniversary, and Eric Claptons Crossroads Centre in Antigua West Indies. John is the recipient of the NAADAC National Presidents Award for Service in Recovery.

100 River Market Ave
Little Rock, United States

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A John Duffy Celebration

April 14th, 2016

A John Duffy Celebration
Event on 2016-05-03 19:30:00

New Music USA, in partnership with the Duffy Estate and Roulette Intermedium, is honored to present A John Duffy Celebration.

John Duffy, who passed away in December 2015, was one of the great heroes of American music. An Emmy Award-winning composer of more than 300 works for theatre, film, television, and the concert hall, he was also the founder of the visionary organization Meet The Composer, which continues to this day as New Music USA. New Music USA, in partnership with the Duffy Estate and Roulette Intermedium, is honored to present A John Duffy Celebration, an evening of music and remembrances. The event will feature remarks by John Corigliano, Robert Cross, Tania Leon, Annette Duffy Odell, Steve Reich, and Fran Richard. There will also be performances by Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Sherry, Miranda Cuckson with Aaron Wunsch, and the Cassatt String Quartet with Glenn Morrissette and Tomoya Aomori.

John Duffy has been called “one of the great heroes of American music.” As the founder and first president of the visionary organization Meet The Composer, Duffy (1926-2015) initiated countless landmark programs to advance American music and to aid American composers. Later in life, he created—as part of the Virginia Arts Festival—the John Duffy Institute for New Opera, which seeks out and supports the work of opera composer/librettist teams by providing professional mentorship and a professional process for development of their new work.

An important composer himself, Duffy created more than 300 scores for symphony orchestra, opera, theater, television, and film. He received many awards for his creations and contributions: two Emmys, an ASCAP award for special recognition in film and television music, a New York State Governor’s Art Award, and the (New York City) Mayor’s Award of Honor for Arts and Culture. He was also the recipient of the American Music Center’s Founders’ Award for Lifetime Achievement.

John Duffy grew up in the Bronx, one of fourteen children of Irish immigrant parents. Educated in Catholic schools, he sang in the choir and played the church organ. When his older brothers enlisted in Army Intelligence and the Paratroopers during World War II, Duffy, though underage, enlisted in the Navy.  He became part of the Scouts and Raiders (forerunners to the Navy SEAL Teams), before deploying on the USS Hopping, a destroyer escort in the Pacific.

After the war, he returned to New York City to study musical composition under the GI Bill, enrolling in the music division of the New School for Social Research. Through the course of his development as a composer he studied with Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Luigi Dallapiccola, Solomon Rosowsky, and Herbert Zipper. He credited Rosowsky for insisting uncompromisingly on learning the craft of music and developing the discipline and patience necessary to the art.

Duffy’s profound regard for language, its beauties and its powers, suited him ideally for his work in theater, television, and film. He acquired a reputation early on as a first-class interpreter of ideas and emotion, a brilliant orchestrator, and a sensitive colleague. His appointment, in his twenties, to the post of music director, composer, and conductor of Shakespeare Under the Stars was the first in a succession of similar posts at the Guthrie Theater, the Long Wharf Theatre, and the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, and for NBC and ABC television. He composed some of his notable theater scores for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of The Ginger Man, Macbird, Mother Courage, Playboy of the Western World, and many Shakespeare plays. The culmination was his landmark music for the production of Macbeth at John Houseman’s American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.

Duffy’s deep study of traditional Jewish music led to both of his Emmy winning scores—A Talent for Life: Jews of the Italian Renaissance (1979, NBC) and the nine-hour Abba Eban-narrated PBS documentary Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, excerpts from which were subsequently recorded by the Israel Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta for CBS Masterworks.

Duffy also composed distinguished concert music for a variety of commissions, among them: A Time for Remembrance (cantata for soprano, speaker and orchestra), commissioned by the U.S. Government to mark the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; Symphony No. 1: Utah, commissioned by the Sierra Club to draw attention to preserving and protecting public lands in southern Utah; Freedom Overture, commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall; and Concerto for Stan Getz and Concert Band.

Duffy’s opera, Black Water, featuring a libretto by Joyce Carol Oates, premiered in Philadelphia in 2001; there were subsequent performances in Los Angeles and New York City. Los Angeles Times Chief Music Critic Mark Swed wrote, “…at some point the listener no longer feels like a bemused bystander, watching yet another episode of a Washington soap opera, and becomes caught up in a real opera of universal tragedy. The ending is devastating—an excellent tonic for the nightly news.” Other critics, writing in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chicago Tribune, have described his music as “haunting, memorable, and brilliant.”

John Duffy died at the age of 89 on December 22, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia after a prolonged battle with cancer.

at YWCA (Downtown Brooklyn)
30 3rd Avenue @ Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, United States

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XPN Welcomes: The Communion Records Showcase with Allan Rayman, LoLo, Moms, Thee, tip Guys, and John Vettese

January 7th, 2016

XPN Welcomes: The Communion Records Showcase with Allan Rayman, LoLo, moms, Thee, tip men, and John Vettese
Occasion on 2016-02-04 19:00:00
Motivated by the Communion Clubnights in the UK, The Communion Residencyis a month-to-month, multi-genre display of local, nationwide, and intercontinental promising talent. The Communion Residency presently exists in nine U.S. areas including nyc, Nashville, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Louisville, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Rock Island. The residencies offer a platform for singer development as the lineups are handpicked by Communion staff, other artists, and a team of hardcore songs enthusiasts.

at Connie’s Ric Rac
1132 S Ninth Street
Philadelphia, US

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September 1st, 2015

Event on 2015-09-24 19:30:00
"She can mix an intimate treatment of tango classics by the great Astor Piazzolla with tracks from Chile and Brazil, and echoes of late-night jazz and Latin-blues fusion. She’s got a very good, psychological style, plays impressive electric guitar, and is ready to experiment." -The Guardian (UK) The Old Church Concert Hall gift suggestions Maria Volonte-Blue Tango venture. Maria Volonte is a soulful singer and guitarist who writes tracks steeped in the intense passions of tango additionally the mysteries of Buenos Aires. Maria's guitar and vocals fill the stage aided by the illicit pleasures of tango while Kevin Carrel Footer's blues harmonica echoes with all the far-off whine of solitary blues heart. "The Blue Tango Project" is Maria's exploration associated with the deep spiritual bond that joins tango together with blues, as two genres steeped in sin, born in brothels, censored yet constantly resurgent and speaking right to our souls. Performing as well as harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, Maria's electric guitar and vocals fill the phase utilizing the illicit pleasures of tango while Kevin's blues harmonica echoes aided by the far-off whine regarding the solitary blues soul. Winner associated with Gardel Prize, a Latin Grammy nominee and person in the Tango Hall of Fame, Maria Volonte is an Argentine singer, guitar player and composer celebrated for the intense passion and beauty of her tracks and for her charisma and sensuality on stage. Kevin Carrel Footer discovered to play harmonica while hitchhiking throughout the United States on a pilgrimage to Louisiana and Mississippi, the birthplace regarding the Blues. Later, following fragrance of tango to Buenos Aires, he lost himself within the dancehalls and cafes of Buenos Aires for 15 years. Meeting Maria Volonte during the Café Tortoni where she sang each Thursday night for several 12 months, their fusion of tango and blues came to be. Volonte is an excellent example of an artist who is respectful of her roots yet perhaps not afraid to go beyond musty old formulas Her musical concept is refreshingly broad." The Los Angeles days Maria Volonte combines the earthiness of Edith Piaf utilizing the sassiness of Eartha Kitt." Jazz Perspectives when you can imagine Americana interpreted through a French lens, then you can see (or even more precisely hear) just what Eric John Kaiser brings to your dining table. He’s understood referred to as French Troubadour but there is however so much more to the talented artist. While their French origins could make him seem exotic, those into the recognize understand that's just the beginning of their story. After doing over 350 concerts in France, Paris native Eric John Kaiser relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2006 after a woman he fell deeply in love with. Ever since then he has logged near to 10,000 kilometers each year via air, land and ocean. Checking out North America on multiple lengthy trips, he’s gigged their way up through Canada and down through South, so far as brand new Orleans and Washington D.C., where he performed as an "Artist in Residence" for the Smithsonian Museum. Sometimes driving his trusty Subaru beneath the wide Montana sky, sometimes riding the subway under the nyc canyons… Then jetting across the Atlantic to tour through France… their music has logged as many kilometers and found accents from over the United states landscape: his latest songs resonate now with a very US rhythm, like bouncing over the vast plains on horseback some western lap steel guitar… some dirty roadhouse blues "Like über-producer/recording artiste Daniel Lanois, he's adept at seamlessly blending French and English words with tasteful, sun-dappled sonics." — Barbara Mitchell, The Oregonian

at The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, United States

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John Craigie Trio & Anna Tivel

February 19th, 2015

John Craigie Trio & Anna Tivel
Occasion on 2015-03-05 20:00:00
Chris Parreira Presents… John Craigie Trio Anna Tivel Thursday, March 5 Arcata Playhouse 8:00 Showtime 7:00 doorways Open Advance/Members/Students Day of Show JOHN CRAIGIE John Craigie returns to Arcata on accurate documentation release trip for their brand new record album "focusing on My Farewell". The record features 10 brand new tracks played totally on guitar. Because of this trip, Craigie will be advertising it by performing electric with a little back up band. For the previous seven years, John Craigie has had his unique musical design across the western United States. He stays true to the essence of folk music, while the traditions associated with seminal authors of our previous century. With timeless melodies and insightful lyricsinterspersed with witty storytellinghis songs take numerous poetic turns before bringing you home. Their themes start around social commentary to individual empowerment, political satire, and modern love. He’s got traveled all this earth, having played in most 50 states and past, bringing their music toward world. John Craigie writes, sings, and performs the people. ANNA TIVEL Raised one of the ferns plus the farmland of Northern Washington, lyric-driven songwriter Anna Tivel liked terms well before they truly became the backbone of her music. After going to Oregon in 2007, she gradually discovered the friendly music scene as a fiddle player, and after acquired practicing the guitar and started to write. Her latest record album premiered in June 2014 on Portland's well-loved Fluff and Gravy reports. Anna relies in Portland, OR and spends her time reading and writing and touring and fiddling and watching the woman dog attempt to get flies by the window. "These are organic tracks that easily expose the poetry associated with the brain, heart, and heart, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound." – No despair "Anna's energy usually of a lyricist. Her songs are filled up with lines that intrigue and haunt." – David Steinberg

at Arcata Playhouse
1251 Ninth Street
Arcata, United States

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Elson Lecture: John Ferling, Whirlwind: a brief history of the American Revolution

January 2nd, 2015

Elson Lecture: John Ferling, Whirlwind: a brief history associated with the American Revolution
Event on 2015-05-04 20:00:00
Whirlwind is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of the American Revolution. Balancing social and political concerns of this period and views of this average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war it self, Ferling has crafted the perfect book for armchair army history buffs, a guide concerning the factors behind the American Revolution, the war that won it, as well as the meaning regarding the Revolution overall. Combining careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a distinctive and compelling addition to any collection of publications regarding American Revolution.

John Ferling is professor emeritus of history within University of West Georgia. He could be the author of numerous books on United states Revolutionary history, like the Ascent of George Washington; nearly a Miracle, an acclaimed army history of the War of Independence; and also the award-winning A Leap at nighttime. Their most recent guide on American history is Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation.

Admission for all lectures is members, nonmembers, and absolve to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted. Reservations are expected, please call 404.814.4150 or book tickets online at

Help: The Elson Lectures feature scholarly addresses by our nation’s prominent historians and generally are made possible with nice funding from Ambassador and Mrs. Edward Elson.

at Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Path NW
Atlanta, United States

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Dr. John Henrik Clarke – The Booker T. Washington Era (1865-1915)

December 20th, 2014

Movie Rating: 4 / 5

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Washington seeks John’s advice – John Adams

December 1st, 2014

Jefferson and Hamilton argue, as always, and George is fed up with it. He asks John Adams to sit with him and advise him slightly regarding matter. Good scene….
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Maureen Washington- John MacArthur- Joey Smith

November 5th, 2014

Maureen Washington- John MacArthur- Joey Smith
Event on 2014-11-20 18:00:00
Join Maureen Washington and her trio for an evening of fabulous music… Be sure to make a reservation!

at Haro’s Restuarant

Sidney, Canada

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John Zorn – Lou Reed – Laurie Anderson ~Comprehensive Concert Jazz in Marciac 2010 COMPREHENSIVE HD 1080p

October 21st, 2014

Genre: Jazz Duration: 54min 12 months of Release: 2012 Artistes: John Zorn – Direction, Saxophone Marc Ribot – Guitar Joey Baron – Drums Jamie smooth – Piano Trevor…

Amazing Videos

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