If someone asked you what kind of music is popular in Germany today, you’d be forgiven for thinking first of Berlin - the so-called “capital of cool” - and the techno music that pounds all weekend long throughout the city’s world-renowned clubs. You wouldn’t be wrong, of course. But what if we told you that the most-downloaded German album of all time features cringe-inducing lyrics such as “Du bist der Captain meiner Seele/ Hast mein Schiff Voll im Griff”, (“you are the captain of my soul, you have my ship fully under control”) and remained in the German charts for four years after its release? What if we told you that this album, Farbenspiel, was released in 2013 and only left the charts last year? Farbenspiel, by Helene Fischer, is just one album amongst thousands that belong to the bizarrely enduring cultural phenomenon that is 'Schlager' music. If you’ve never heard it, you’re in for a treat. Or a shock, … [Read more...] about How Germany’s Schlager music is making a youthful comeback
PUBLISHED: 13:07 31 October 2018 Mark Boggis The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft has a busy schedule planned. Archant A busy week of events will be showcased at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. The popular Eagles tribute band Talon will bring their successful touring show to the Marina Theatre on Friday, November 2 at 7.30pm. Over the last two decades Talon have become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK. This world class seven-piece band have become a brand name in their own right, as they are respected by their peers and loved by their massive fanbase. Expect all the classics including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One of These Nights, Desperado and many more.The Marina Theatre has a treat for classical music fans on Sunday, November 4, at 7.30pm, with Magical Mozart by Candlelight. This sumptuous, fully costumed show will immerse the audience in the wonderful music and classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest … [Read more...] about Music, art and exciting new theatre groups at the Marina Theatre
Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 31/10/2018, 1:14 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The leader of The Prodigy says the UK is a better place now electronic dance music (EDM) is “dead”. Liam Howlett, co-founder of the Grammy-nominated three-piece, added the UK rap music scene that supplanted EDM “impressed” him. The producer, 47, told the Press Association the fact the genre was still popular in America did not bother him. Asked about the state of the British music scene, he said: “It is better than it was three years ago because at least EDM is f****** dead. That’s gone. It might still be in American but who gives a f***, you know. “We’ve got street music now, which I find more exciting. UK rap, some of the rap producers out there. “It’s not just the rhymes, its the beats that are being made that really impress me.” Asked if The … [Read more...] about British music better now EDM is dead, says The Prodigy co-founder
Southwick Opera presents tri-opera – three operas performed in one evening. Adapted and directed by Simon Gray, three of the world’s best-loved operas have each been abridged to around 35 minutes, retaining the main storylines and each opera’s most powerful and popular melodies.Spokeswoman Sue Gotham said: “The comedy of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville contrasts effectively with the tragedy of Verdi’s La Traviata and the ancient Chinese fable as told by Puccini in Turandot.“These three mini-operas are fully staged and costumed, with a great line-up of soloists, chorus and performed in English with piano accompaniment. The company is delighted to announce that the accompanist for the performances is Lesley Anne Sammons, one of the country’s most experienced opera accompanists having worked with all the major British opera companies as well as in major opera houses across Europe“The cast includes soprano Ruth Kerr singing the title … [Read more...] about Three operas in one evening in Southwick!
Enjoy the music of the legendary Roy Orbison during a charity evening to be held in Sandy later this month. All are welcome to join the Mayor of Sandy, Cllr Michael Scott, for the Mayor of Sandy’s Roy Orbison Charity Tribute Night.Cllr Scott will be holding the fundraising tribute event on Friday, November 23 at Sandy Conservative Club, Bedford Road, Sandy. American singer songwriter Roy Orbison, who died in 1988 aged 52, had hits including Oh, Pretty Woman, Crying, Only The Lonely and many more.The event will start at 7.30pm and tickets are £16.50.For more information and to book contact Sandy Town Council on 01767 681491 or email [email protected] Sandy crook caught after he left fingerprints at the scene of the crime … [Read more...] about Mayor of Sandy hosts Roy Orbison charity tribute evening