Ben Folds: Live in South Bend (Concert Review)

By: Jen “Coble” Hopper

Saturday night, Ben Folds joined the South Bend Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the City’s 150th anniversary with a concert well-suited to fans of both classical and pop music.

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WV Symphony: Preview Video

WV Symphony Maestro Grant Cooper’s video preview for the symphony’s upcoming Celebrating Lyricism performances…

WVSO Celebrating Lyricism Schedule:
Thurs, October 16 • 7:30pm – Fairmont, WV (304-367-4240)
Fri, October 17 • 8:00pm – Charleston, WV
Sat, October 18 • 8:00pm – Charleston, WV
Sun, October 19 • 3:00pm – Parkersburg, WV

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Introducing The Frozen North…

The Frozen North’s debut single, Origin/Electric Mistress, is a lovely, haunting, electro-classical instrumental work. A relatively new Warsaw band, The Frozen North features guitarist Neil Milton, a.k.a. the man behind Scottish/Polish indie label, Too Many Fireworks, and last year’s fantastic Variations on Chopin collection.

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The Flying Dutchman’s World Cup Goal

In case you missed Robin Van Persie’s gravity-defying World Cup goal during the Spain vs. The Netherlands match, here’s the video. Editor Vic was a Spain fan, but The Flying Dutchman won her over…

and here’s the Wagner piece that inspired his nickname…

Sir Mix-A-Lot & Seattle Symphony: Baby Got Back Live

Two of my fave things: classical music and one hit wonders! Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot surprised the classical crowd at a recent Seattle Symphony performance by joining the orchestra for a lively, string-accented version of his hit “Baby Got Back” and bringing some of the female audience members on stage to dance….