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2014-05-15 23:08:21

Beauty Bus Foundation and No Worries Now Turn to YouveGotFunds.com to Raise Funds and make Prom a Night to Remember. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Since 2011, Beauty Bus Foundation and No Worries Now have partnered to provide teens with life-threatening illnesses a very special Prom. This year’s prom, Thursday, June 12, 2014 will be at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood. Teens will start their day at the Beauty Bus Pop-Up Salon to have their hair styled and make-up applied...

2008-10-10 00:00:24

By PHILIP R BUTTALL Classical Music Writer BRUCH'S Violin Concerto is a wonderfully romantic creation, and is virtually guaranteed to raise the blood pressure during its most passionate moments. Well, even if this is the case, there's certainly no need for concern when Natalya Zeman performs it on Sunday October 12 in the Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building at 5.30pm, as she will be accompanied by the newly-formed Peninsula Doctors' Orchestra! Simon Ible, Director of Peninsula Arts...

2008-09-09 18:00:19

By Tim Lewis THE controversial judge on the BBC reality show Maestro has revealed he does not want to become the next Simon Cowell. Millions of viewers have Watched tough-talking Dominic Seldis deliver his often harsh verdicts on the celebrity contestants learning to become conductors. But the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' principal double bass told the Western Mail any cutting remarks were a "world away" from The X Factor. Seldis said: "We are not there to embarrass them - I...

2008-09-06 18:00:16

By Len Robinson Gabalfa WHEN I read Peter Collins' view of the BBC competition Last Choir Standing, I wondered whether he was born with a bad attitude or whether he cultivated it as he grew up (Echo, August 23). He says that as he writes, he is listening to Bach's Mass in B Minor. I don't knowhow somebody can write a serious column if they are listening to classical music, they cannot concentrate on both. Mr Collins moans about the music in the competition and also that the BBC has...

2008-09-05 00:00:16

Former Blur bassist Alex James's dream to be a conductor has been dashed. The pop star turned cheese maker, from near Stow-on- the-Wold, had been taking part in BBC2 show Maestro but was voted out on Tuesday night. Eight famous amateurs with a passion for classical music have been doing battle for the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra in front of a live audience of 30,000. Alex was up against celebrities including drum and bass star Goldie, Jane Asher and comedian Bradley...

2008-09-05 00:00:16

I'm A great fan of Gloucestershire composer Ralph Vaughan Williams' music and I am enjoying the celebrations of his music at the Proms at present, in tribute to the 50th anniversary of his death. There is something special about English composers which sends a tingle down the spine. They are full of passion and a quintessential tone which sound English through and through. I was born in Shrewsbury and I have to say On Wenlock Edge holds a great interest and love for me of all of RV...

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By EDWARD SECKERSON PROM 54: BBC SO / DAVIS Royal Albert Hall LONDON **** Fifty years to the day since the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams, it was only fitting that this Prom should be for him alone. And for those among us who still insist that a little of his "modal mysticism" goes a long way, the Ninth and last Symphony was there to remind us that the old man went out as he came in - confounding his critics. Indeed, the man once described as "a queer, mad fellow from Chelsea" did his...

2008-08-21 18:00:35

By LIZA WILLIAMS GROUNDBREAKING music festival the Electric Proms is coming to Liverpool this autumn - the first time the event has ventured outside London. The city will co-host a line up of top stars from October 22 to 26, with gigs that aim to create a new musical experience. The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Miles Kane of Liverpool band The Rascals and Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, will play the Philharmonic Hall, while Tony Christie will launch the event on the River Mersey,...

2008-08-20 00:00:27

By LIZ PHILLIPS Patriotic songs rang around Brixham harbourside as the town band and Orpheus choir joined forces to recreate the Albert Hall atmosphere of The Proms. All the old favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory and It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary were on the programme as the two musical groups performed to their delighted audience. Community singing and flag-waving brought a real touch of the old Promenade Concert atmosphere, and the audience gave generously to a collection...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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