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2011-02-14 08:00:00

TAMPA, FL, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Global opera star and Grammy Award winner Mark S. Doss is set to perform as a guest artist at Opera Tampa's "A Night of Stars" on February 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center. The evening's host is Sherrill Milnes, world-renowned baritone and Opera Tampa Artistic Advisor, who will also conduct one of the evening's pieces.  The special orchestra concert of captivating operatic arias and ensembles features Maestro Anton Coppola,...

2011-02-11 11:46:00

CALGARY, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ - David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE, NASDAQ: IVAN) and Gerald Moench, President of Sunwing Energy Ltd., announced today that following the Chinese New Year holiday, Sunwing Energy has resumed site operations at its Zitong-1 well and is preparing to perforate and test the Xu-5 Formation. Test results are expected before the end of February. Sunwing is the operator of the 659,840-acre (1,031 square miles)...

2011-02-07 05:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mozart never completed the lively opera. Now, 230 years later, fellow Austrian Martin Haselbock "evens" the score, ingeniously interweaving the singspiel with other complimentary works by Mozart. A tale of love, passion, and jealousy is coming to Pasadena and Santa Monica with three exclusive performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Zaide. The production is being given authentic treatment with performances played on period...

2011-01-20 09:03:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical, in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera, proudly presents the first in a line of CD and DVD releases drawn from both the storied Met broadcast archive and the acclaimed series "The Met: Live in HD." On January 25, 2011, Sony Classical issues four multi-disc sets that represent the first official release on CD of historic Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts from 1947 to 1962, with complete live opera performances freshly...

2010-07-12 09:02:00

AMERSFOORT, the Netherlands, July 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Once upon a time there was a little princess named Arabella. After several adventures in books she decided that it was time for a change. The time had come for Arabella to start a new adventure on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The adventure began when she met RumdeeDum ( http://www.rumdeedum.com). Debut on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Arabella will make her debut on iPhone, iPad en iPod touch this summer. 'Princess...

2010-06-29 06:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an unprecedented meeting of two legendary musical minds, separated by 70 years. Pioneering musical genius Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, has teamed up with George Gershwin, in Wilson's Disney Pearl debut CD, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. Featuring timeless classics like "Rhapsody in Blue," "I've Got Rhythm" and "Summertime," the album makes history with "The Like in I Love You" and "Nothing But Love," two new songs Wilson...

2010-05-26 08:59:00

AMSTERDAM, May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rodrigo Otazu jewellery is featured in Sex And The City 2 adorning the necks, ears and wrists of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte. New York City based designer Rodrigo Otazu translated his passion for this City into unique, exciting and timeless designs made for today's confident and powerful woman. The cooperation between Rodrigo Otazu jewellery and Sex And The City 2, is truly a match made in accessories heaven! Working with Patricia...

2010-04-27 11:58:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, starring Placido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Anja Harteros, conducted by Daniel Barenboim and directed by Federico Tiezzi, will be broadcast LIVE in cinemas across the US and Europe on Thursday April 29, directly from Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. In early March, world-renowned opera singer Placido Domingo underwent surgery to remove a malignant polyp in his colon; after only six weeks of recovery, the famed "Three...

2010-03-26 07:00:00

Composer Carlisle Floyd and Soprano Phyllis Curtin reunite for historic production BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five decades after its premiere, the Boston University School of Music and School of Theatre will produce the classic American opera Susannah with composer and librettist Carlisle Floyd and original soprano Phyllis Curtin in residence. Longtime artistic collaborators Floyd and Curtin will reunite for portions of the rehearsal period, and will also hold pre-show...

2010-03-01 06:03:00

MIAMI, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin's enduring masterpiece, a new production of Porgy and Bess starring Miami native tenor Reggie Whitehead as Sportin' Life, soprano Kishna Davis as Bess, baritone Patrick Blackwell as Porgy, and bass-baritone Phillip Boykin as Crown, takes the stage in Miami on March 14th. Porgy and Bess, produced with the full approval of the Gershwin Estate by veteran opera producer Michael Capasso (General Director of New...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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