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  • Bad Boy Bill live HOT MIX 5 | CHICAGO

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    HOT MIX5 | CHICAGO 2016
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    Bad Boy Bill began his DJ career in 1985 during the Chicago house music movement of the mid to late 1980s. He worked with Mike Hitman Wilson and Julian Jumpin Perez of the WBMX DJ mixing team, known then as the Hot Mix 5. Bill's popularity grew out of DJing parties throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as opening for the Hot Mix 5.

    Awards
    2006 Ranked 1st as America's Favorite House DJ by BPM Magazine
    2005 Best Dance DJ by URB Magazine MSSV Contributors' Poll
    2003 Ranked 1st as America's Favorite House DJ according to BPM Magazine
    2002 Ranked 4th as America's Favorite House DJ according to BPM Magazine
    2001 Ranked 40th best DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine
    2000 Ranked 84th best DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine
    1999 URB Magazine Readers Poll 2nd Place DJ of the Year
    1998 Winter Music Conference Mixshow DJ of the Year
    1989 DMC US Finals (3rd Place)
    1988 DMC US Finals (2nd Place)
    1988 DMC Midwest Finals (1st Place)
    1987 Hot 105 (Miami) Battle of the DJ's (1st Place)

    Discography

    Albums
    July 28, 2009 – The Album
    Continuous DJ Mixes
    August 2013 – House Connection Vol. 3 (with Richard Vission)
    October 17, 2006 – Behind The Decks Live CD/DVD
    September 2003 – Behind the Decks CD/DVD
    September 2001 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 5
    May 2000 – Bangin' in London
    August 1999 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 4
    October 1998 – House Connection Vol. 2 (with Richard Vission)
    September 1998 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 3 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    April 1998 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 3
    October 1997 – Global House Culture Vol. 4
    July 1997 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 2 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    May 1997 – The House Connection (with Richard Vission)
    October 1996 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 2
    June 1996 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 1 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    October 1995 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 1
    1994 – Gettin' Wicked Vol. 1
    1994 – Street Style 1 & 2
    1993 – Non-Stop Hip-Hop
    1988–1994 Hot Mix series 1–17

    Singles
    2017 Bang Them Walls with Gettoblaster featuring Benjamin Paper
    2017 Do What You're Told with Matthew Anthony
    2017 Pimpin Hoes with Gettoblaster featuring DJ Dagwood
    2017 Balls & Lick with Gettoblaster
    2017 Hustling For Horns with Gettoblaster
    2016 Do Your Thing with J Paul Getto and Milty Evans
    2016 White Girl featuring Benjamin Paper
    2015 Shawty Want That Cake with Gettoblaster
    2010 Fast Life featuring Alex Peace
    2009 Do What You Like featuring Alyssa Palmer
    2009 Falling Anthem featuring Alyssa Palmer
    2003 Illicit Activities EP with Hatiras
    2003 Happy featuring Kevin Irving
    2002 Costa Del Sol featuring Nadine Renee
    2001 Everybody featuring Alex Peace
    1988 The First Revelation EP
    1988 How Do Ya Feel
    1987 Are You The One?
    1987 Jack It All Night Long

    Remixes
    2007 Shock Stars – End Of Chicago – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2007 Nelly Furtado – Say It Right – Menage Music Remix / Menage Acid Mix
    2006 Steve Smooth & JJ Flores – Time For Love – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2005 Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds – Smooth & J & Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2003 Harrison Crump – The Talk 2 – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    1991 Dada Nada – Give It All I Got House Remix – (two-sided release w/Good Thing) # 3 Cool Cuts Record Mirror U.K. Chart, # 25 Record Mirror Commercial Dance Chart
    1990 Dada Nada – Deep Love – Hip House Remix – Top 5 Billboard Club

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  • Bad Boy Bill & Richard Humpty Vission live #BACKTOVINYLTOUR | CHICAGO

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    #djbadboybill #richardvission #thehouseconnection #badboybill #dj #producer #chicago #chicagohousemusic #backtovinyltour

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    Bad Boy Bill - Behind The Decks:

    International DJ & Producer Bad Boy Bill began his DJ career in 1985 during the Chicago house music movement of the mid to late 1980s.
    He worked with Mike Hitman Wilson and Julian Jumpin Perez of the WBMX DJ mixing team, known then as the Hot Mix 5. Bill's popularity grew out of DJing parties throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as opening for the Hot Mix 5.

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    Awards
    2006 Ranked 1st as America's Favorite House DJ by BPM Magazine
    2005 Best Dance DJ by URB Magazine MSSV Contributors' Poll
    2003 Ranked 1st as America's Favorite House DJ according to BPM Magazine
    2002 Ranked 4th as America's Favorite House DJ according to BPM Magazine
    2001 Ranked 40th best DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine
    2000 Ranked 84th best DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine
    1999 URB Magazine Readers Poll 2nd Place DJ of the Year
    1998 Winter Music Conference Mixshow DJ of the Year
    1989 DMC US Finals (3rd Place)
    1988 DMC US Finals (2nd Place)
    1988 DMC Midwest Finals (1st Place)
    1987 Hot 105 (Miami) Battle of the DJ's (1st Place)

    Discography

    Albums
    July 28, 2009 – The Album
    Continuous DJ Mixes
    August 2013 – House Connection Vol. 3 (with Richard Vission)
    October 17, 2006 – Behind The Decks Live CD/DVD
    September 2003 – Behind the Decks CD/DVD
    September 2001 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 5
    May 2000 – Bangin' in London
    August 1999 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 4
    October 1998 – House Connection Vol. 2 (with Richard Vission)
    September 1998 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 3 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    April 1998 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 3
    October 1997 – Global House Culture Vol. 4
    July 1997 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 2 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    May 1997 – The House Connection (with Richard Vission)
    October 1996 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 2
    June 1996 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 1 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    October 1995 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 1
    1994 – Gettin' Wicked Vol. 1
    1994 – Street Style 1 & 2
    1993 – Non-Stop Hip-Hop
    1988–1994 Hot Mix series 1–17

    Singles
    2017 Bang Them Walls with Gettoblaster featuring Benjamin Paper
    2017 Do What You're Told with Matthew Anthony
    2017 Pimpin Hoes with Gettoblaster featuring DJ Dagwood
    2017 Balls & Lick with Gettoblaster
    2017 Hustling For Horns with Gettoblaster
    2016 Do Your Thing with J Paul Getto and Milty Evans
    2016 White Girl featuring Benjamin Paper
    2015 Shawty Want That Cake with Gettoblaster
    2010 Fast Life featuring Alex Peace
    2009 Do What You Like featuring Alyssa Palmer
    2009 Falling Anthem featuring Alyssa Palmer
    2003 Illicit Activities EP with Hatiras
    2003 Happy featuring Kevin Irving
    2002 Costa Del Sol featuring Nadine Renee
    2001 Everybody featuring Alex Peace
    1988 The First Revelation EP
    1988 How Do Ya Feel
    1987 Are You The One?
    1987 Jack It All Night Long

    Remixes
    2007 Shock Stars – End Of Chicago – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2007 Nelly Furtado – Say It Right – Menage Music Remix / Menage Acid Mix
    2006 Steve Smooth & JJ Flores – Time For Love – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2005 Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds – Smooth & J & Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2003 Harrison Crump – The Talk 2 – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    1991 Dada Nada – Give It All I Got House Remix – (two-sided release w/Good Thing) # 3 Cool Cuts Record Mirror U.K. Chart, # 25 Record Mirror Commercial Dance Chart
    1990 Dada Nada – Deep Love – Hip House Remix – Top 5 Billboard Club

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  • Roaring Twenties: Al Katz & His Kittens - Ace In The Hole, 1926

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    Al Katz and his Kittens – Ace in the Hole, Fox-Trot (Panico-Schoebel), Victor 1926 (USA)

    NOTE: Al Katz was an American dance bandleader who founded his orchestra in the 1920s in Kentucky. In the mid-1920s until early 1930s they had their headquarters in Chicago; they toured as a popular novelty & comedy band in the Chicago metropolitan area and the Midwest. The Kittens also performed on the East Coast, including New York City. Al Katz recorded under his own name as well as various pseudonyms for Columbia, Victor and Gennett. He remained active as a bandleader until the end of the 1940s before dissolving his orchestra. In 1947 his name appears among musician in the Spike Jones comedy dance band. At that time he also recorded as a singer several Jewish comedy songs.

    Al Katz’s 1925 recording of the later very popular jazz standard Ace in the Hole is considered as one of the Chicago hot bands classics of the mid-late 1920s.

  • Chicago City - Clousure by Snake City

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    Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most-populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,693,976 in 2019, it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second-most-populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan area is the third most populous in the United States.

    Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-19th century. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed several square miles and left more than 100,000 homeless, the city made a concerted effort to rebuild. The construction boom accelerated population growth throughout the following decades, and by 1900, less than 30 years after the great fire, Chicago was the fifth-largest city in the world.Chicago made noted contributions to urban planning and zoning standards, including new construction styles (including the Chicago School of architecture), the development of the City Beautiful Movement, and the steel-framed skyscraper.

    Chicago is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. It is the site of the creation of the first standardized futures contracts, issued by the Chicago Board of Trade, which today is part of the largest and most diverse derivatives market in the world, generating 20% of all volume in commodities and financial futures alone. Depending on the particular year, the city's O'Hare International Airport is routinely ranked as the world's fifth or sixth busiest airport according to tracked data by the Airports Council International. The region also has the largest number of federal highways and is the nation's railroad hub. Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and it ranked seventh in the entire world in the 2017 Global Cities Index. The Chicago area has one of the highest gross domestic products (GDP) in the world, generating $689 billion in 2018. In addition, the city has one of the world's most diversified and balanced economies, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. Chicago is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including Allstate, Boeing, Caterpillar, Exelon, Kraft Heinz, McDonald's, Mondelez International, Sears, United Airlines Holdings, US Foods, and Walgreens.

    Chicago's 58 million domestic and international visitors in 2018 made it the second most visited city in the nation, as compared with New York City's 65 million visitors in 2018. The city was ranked first in the 2018 Time Out City Life Index, a global quality of life survey of 15,000 people in 32 cities. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Grant Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago's culture includes the visual arts, literature, film, theatre, comedy (especially improvisational comedy), food, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop, gospel, and electronic dance music including house music. Of the area's many colleges and universities, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago are classified as highest research doctoral universities. Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues, including two Major League Baseball teams.

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  • NEW YORK Metropolitan Chillout Luxury Lounge

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    1. Tranquility Station - Islands of Chill (Island of Chill Part 2) 0:00.00 - 0:04:28
    2. Sleepy Hollow - Frank Borell (Nightflight New York) 0:04:28 - 0:11:55
    3. Housestream - Pascal Dubois (Ibiza Beach House 2012 & Pascal Dubois - Catwalk Music) 0:11:55 - 0:17:00
    4. Martini Royale - Cocogroove (Ibiza Chill Session 2012) 0:17:00 - 0:22:20
    5. Golden Memories - Skyway (Dubai Chillhouse Grooves Vol 1) 0:22:20 - 0:29:10
    6. E-Phase - Phonotronic (Buddha Deluxe Lounge Vol 4) 0:29:10 - 0:35:30
    7. Night Train - Orange Music (Fireplace Sessions) 0:35:30 - 0:42:00
    8. Beachdancer - Pascal Dubois (BeachdancerThe Chillhouse Fly) 0:42:00 - 0:47:30
    9. Night Phone - Bay Area (Ibiza Chill Session 2011) 0:47:30 - 0:52:00
    10. Espace Essentials - Sky Sergeant (Night Flight New York) 0:52:00 - 0:57:04
    11. Long Flight Home - Noise Boyz (Jazz Loungebar Vol 1) 0:57:04 - 1:02:10
    12. Saltwater Experience - Cocogroove (Ibiza Beach House 2012) 1:02:10 - 1:07:10
    13. Explorer - Thermodynamics (Nightflight New York) 1:07:10 - 1:12:00
    14. Passing Dolphins - Islands of Chill (Islands of Chill Part 2) 1:12:00 - 1:16:15
    15. Frank Borell - Cityroads (Ibiza beach House 2012) 1:16:15 - 1:21:30
    16. Laz Vegaz - Cafe Americaine (Nightflight New York) 1:21:30 - 1:26:24
    17. Cool Touch - Pascal Dubois (Nightflight New York) 1:26:24 - 1:30:30
    18. Mandala - Mahoraba (Winter Chillout Lounge 2009) 1:30:30 - 1:37:25
    19. Night People - Skindive Inc. (Lounge Del Mar) 1:37:25 - 1:43:09
    20. I See You - Frank Borell (Ibiza Beach House 2011) 1:43:09 - 1:48:11
    21. Love Peace - Xtc (Buddha Deluxe Lounge Vol 5) 1:48:11 - 1:52:39

  • Verdi: Aïda - San Francisco Opera

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    A magnificent spectacle of stars, scenery and choreography, this version of Verdi's Aïda is remastered from Sam Wanamaker's landmark production. It features monumental performances by Luciano Pavarotti as Radames and Margaret Price in the title role. The tensions which arise from Radames' love for Aida, a slave who is the daughter of the Ethiopian chieftain, Amonasro, and the jealousy this provokes in the daughter in Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian king, are portrayed in some of Verdi's most famous music.

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    Highlights

    0:57 Preludio

    Act I
    7:02 Se quel guerrier io fossi!
    7:59 Celeste Aida
    24:27 Ritorna vincitor!
    27:38 I sacri nomi di padre

    Act II
    58:30 Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside
    1:02:07 Marcia trionfale (orchestra)
    1:03:45 Ballabile (orchestra)
    1:08:12 Vieni, o guerriero vindice

    Act III
    1:32:26 Qui Radamès verrà!
    1:34:07 O patria mia
    1:48:23 Pur ti riveggo...Là tra le foreste vergini
    1:57:53 Ma dimmi; per qual via

    Act IV
    2:03:26 L'aborita rivale a me sfuggia
    2:06:45 Già i sacerdoti adunansi...Ah! tu dei vivere!
    2:26:21La fatal pietra sovra me si chiuse
    2:35:06 O terra addio

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  • Rush Hour Concerts 2020 - Hanford Family

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    Rush Hour Concerts 2020
    July 14, 2020
    Hanford Family
    Robbie Ellis, host

    Robert Hanford and Sheila Hanford, violin
    William Hanford, piano

    View our digital Program booklet here:

    Program:
    Maddalena Laura Lombardini-Sirmen (1745-1818)
    Duet, Op. 5 No. 6
    I. Allegro
    II. Allegro brillante

    Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
    Concert Caprice on Norwegian Melodies

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Five Pieces for two violins and piano
    V. Polka

    Robert Hanford is the concertmaster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. During the summer he is also a concertmaster at the Aspen Music Festival. Previously, Mr. Hanford was the Associate Principal Second Violinist of the Minnesota Orchestra and a member of both the Milwaukee Symphony and Chicago's Grant Park Symphony. He has appeared as soloist on many occasions with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony and other Midwestern orchestras, including the Chicago Philharmonic. Mr. Hanford attended Northwestern University and is currently on the faculty as a violin instructor. He graduated with first prize from the Orpheus Conservatory in Athens, Greece. For many summers he was concertmaster and violin instructor at the Birch Creek Music Festival in Wisconsin. He has also performed and taught at the Apollo, the MidAmerica, the Milwaukee, and the Roycroft Chamber Music Festivals.

    In addition to his professional career as a violinist, Robert has studied and performed on the theremin, one of the first electronic instruments. Robert is also an amateur artist blacksmith, having attended courses of study in Wyoming and Illinois. His most recent passion is canoeing, and earlier this summer he completed a nine-day solo canoe trip in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.


    Sheila Hanford currently pursues a career as a freelance violinist and teacher in the Chicago area. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. Ms. Hanford performs with many Chicago orchestras, including Chicago’s Lyric Opera, the Chicago Philharmonic, and Elgin Symphony. She also performs frequently with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera.

    Ms. Hanford is currently on the faculty of The Musical Offering in Evanston. While residing in Minnesota, Ms. Hanford was a violin instructor at St. Olaf College. She also taught for many years on the faculty of the Birch Creek Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin.

    Beginning in the fall of 2020, Ms. Hanford will be pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Dominican University. She resides in Evanston and enjoys knitting, reading and gardening.


    William Hanford recently graduated from the 8th grade at Chiaravalle Montessori School in Evanston. He has studied piano since he was five years old and currently studies with Rick Ferguson at the Musical Offering in Evanston. He has also studied flute for the past six years with Caroline Pittman at the Musical Offering.
    William’s passion for ballet and dance began when he was three years old when he went to see Alice in Wonderland performed by the Evanston Dance Ensemble. He began his formal training in dance at the age of six at the Dance Center of Evanston. He is very excited to be attending the Chicago Academy for the Arts in the fall on a full scholarship through the Rusty and Jeffrey Sanfilippo Young Men’s Dance Initiative.


    Rush Hour Concerts
    Rush Hour Concerts exists to provide “great music for busy lives” free of charge every Tuesday evening, June through August, at 5:45pm in historic St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago. In the Summer of 2000, concert pianist and civic leader Deborah Sobol founded the Rush Hour Concert series to reinvent the traditional classical music concert format by presenting chamber music masterworks in an engaging setting, accessible to all. These 30-minute concerts offer unparalleled access to repertoire spanning 700 years, performed by world-class musicians from Chicago’s leading ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and independent chamber music groups. Informal education via pre-concert conversations about the music with artists, composers and other members of Chicago’s vibrant classical music scene and post-concert opportunities to interact with the performers make for an inviting and invigorating cultural experience.

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    The International Music Foundation is dedicated to presenting free high-quality classical music performances and music education experiences in the Chicago metropolitan area for people of all ages and degrees of musical awareness so they can experience how music enriches life.

  • Bad Boy Bill live Behind the Decks

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    #djbadboybill #badboybill #tour #backtovinyltour #housemusic #chicago #legend #chitown #joseangelfilms

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    Bad Boy Bill - Behind The Decks:

    Bad Boy Bill began his DJ career in 1985 during the Chicago house music movement of the mid to late 1980s. He worked with Mike Hitman Wilson and Julian Jumpin Perez of the WBMX DJ mixing team, known then as the Hot Mix 5. Bill's popularity grew out of DJing parties throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as opening for the Hot Mix 5.

    Awards
    2006 Ranked 1st as America's Favorite House DJ by BPM Magazine
    2005 Best Dance DJ by URB Magazine MSSV Contributors' Poll
    2003 Ranked 1st as America's Favorite House DJ according to BPM Magazine
    2002 Ranked 4th as America's Favorite House DJ according to BPM Magazine
    2001 Ranked 40th best DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine
    2000 Ranked 84th best DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine
    1999 URB Magazine Readers Poll 2nd Place DJ of the Year
    1998 Winter Music Conference Mixshow DJ of the Year
    1989 DMC US Finals (3rd Place)
    1988 DMC US Finals (2nd Place)
    1988 DMC Midwest Finals (1st Place)
    1987 Hot 105 (Miami) Battle of the DJ's (1st Place)

    Discography

    Albums
    July 28, 2009 – The Album
    Continuous DJ Mixes
    August 2013 – House Connection Vol. 3 (with Richard Vission)
    October 17, 2006 – Behind The Decks Live CD/DVD
    September 2003 – Behind the Decks CD/DVD
    September 2001 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 5
    May 2000 – Bangin' in London
    August 1999 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 4
    October 1998 – House Connection Vol. 2 (with Richard Vission)
    September 1998 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 3 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    April 1998 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 3
    October 1997 – Global House Culture Vol. 4
    July 1997 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 2 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    May 1997 – The House Connection (with Richard Vission)
    October 1996 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 2
    June 1996 – Mixmaster Throwdown Vol. 1 (with B96 WBBM-FM DJs)
    October 1995 – Bangin' The Box Vol. 1
    1994 – Gettin' Wicked Vol. 1
    1994 – Street Style 1 & 2
    1993 – Non-Stop Hip-Hop
    1988–1994 Hot Mix series 1–17

    Singles
    2017 Bang Them Walls with Gettoblaster featuring Benjamin Paper
    2017 Do What You're Told with Matthew Anthony
    2017 Pimpin Hoes with Gettoblaster featuring DJ Dagwood
    2017 Balls & Lick with Gettoblaster
    2017 Hustling For Horns with Gettoblaster
    2016 Do Your Thing with J Paul Getto and Milty Evans
    2016 White Girl featuring Benjamin Paper
    2015 Shawty Want That Cake with Gettoblaster
    2010 Fast Life featuring Alex Peace
    2009 Do What You Like featuring Alyssa Palmer
    2009 Falling Anthem featuring Alyssa Palmer
    2003 Illicit Activities EP with Hatiras
    2003 Happy featuring Kevin Irving
    2002 Costa Del Sol featuring Nadine Renee
    2001 Everybody featuring Alex Peace
    1988 The First Revelation EP
    1988 How Do Ya Feel
    1987 Are You The One?
    1987 Jack It All Night Long

    Remixes
    2007 Shock Stars – End Of Chicago – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2007 Nelly Furtado – Say It Right – Menage Music Remix / Menage Acid Mix
    2006 Steve Smooth & JJ Flores – Time For Love – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2005 Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds – Smooth & J & Bad Boy Bill Remix
    2003 Harrison Crump – The Talk 2 – Bad Boy Bill Remix
    1991 Dada Nada – Give It All I Got House Remix – (two-sided release w/Good Thing) # 3 Cool Cuts Record Mirror U.K. Chart, # 25 Record Mirror Commercial Dance Chart
    1990 Dada Nada – Deep Love – Hip House Remix – Top 5 Billboard Club

  • How to Make a Sustainable Flooring With Mohawk Industries

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    Learn what it takes to make a truly sustainable flooring product. Made in Glasgow, Virginia -- this carpet is truly sustainable giving back more resources to the environment than it uses during its entire lifecycle.

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  • Rush Hour Concerts 2020 - Warner/Griffin Family

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    Rush Hour Concerts 2020
    July 28, 2020
    Warner/Griffin Family
    Robbie Ellis, host

    Susan Warner, clarinet
    David Griffin, horn
    Henry Griffin, baritone/piano
    Tian Qin, piano
    Pearl Griffin, harp

    View our digital Program booklet here:

    Program:
    Claude Debussy, arr. David Riniker – Claire de Lune

    Clara Schumann, arr. Ashley Ertz – Love Songs from Op. 12 and Op. 13
    Sie liebten sich beide, Op. 13
    Liebst du um Schönheit, Op. 12

    Franz Schubert; trans. Kazimierz Machala – Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118

    Leonard Bernstein – Sonata for clarinet and piano
    I. Grazioso

    Henry Griffin – Pandemic, Op. 4
    I. Exultation

    Susan Warner is Acting Co-Principal Clarinetist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. During the summer Susan performs with the Prairie Winds Quintet at Madeline Island Chamber Music and in the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra, recently featured there as soloist. Susan has also appeared as a substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.
    Susan has performed at the Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Heidelberg Castle, Grand Teton, Music Academy of the West, and Aspen festivals. In August 2019 as a member of the Chicago Winds Quintet, Susan, along with her husband CSO hornist David Griffin, toured throughout China where Susan’s growing fluency in Mandarin allowed her to deliver spoken introductions during concerts.

    David Griffin is the fourth horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in 1987, Griffin began his career with the Rochester Philharmonic and followed with positions in the orchestras of Montreal and Houston before joining the Chicago Symphony in 1995. Griffin has served as guest principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Shanghai Radio Orchestra.

    Griffin is artist faculty of French horn at Roosevelt University and has previously taught at McGill University and Northwestern University. Summer festival engagements have included Sun Valley, Grand Teton, Tanglewood, Manchester (VT) and Madeline Island. Griffin has also been a featured artist and clinician at the annual symposium of the International Horn Society.

    Susan and David live in Oak Park; together they have homeschooled their children Henry and Pearl, allowing for extensive family travels, most recently to Chile, Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Panama, and Turkey.

    Henry Griffin studies baritone voice under the tutelage of Marlena Malas at the Manhattan School of Music. For the past two summers Henry has attended the Chautauqua Institute’s Voice Program. As a young boy Henry frequently appeared as boy soprano soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition to singing, Henry is an expert birder with over one thousand birds on his life identification list. He also enjoys studying piano and music composition.

    Tian Qin is a candidate for the Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Composition at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Dr. Marjorie Merryman. Her vocal piece, “The Moon,” won the second prize in the vocal category of the Li Ming Chun Xiao China National Composition Competition in 2015. Her trio of traditional Chinese instruments, “Obsessed,” won the second prize of the Yinzhong China National composition competition in 2016. This piece was selected to be performed at the 34th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, as well as the Communication concert of the Xian and Shanghai Music Middle Schools in 2017.

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  • Smooth Jazz Chillout Lounge • Smooth Jazz Saxophone Instrumental Music for Relaxing, Dinner, Study

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    Smooth Jazz Chillout Lounge from Dr. SaxLove. Relax, enjoy, chill out, be cool...

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    25:50 I'll Follow The Sun
    29:51 Love Me Do
    34:31 Mercy Mercy Me
    38:54 I'm Not The Only One
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    47:29 Always*
    53:58 Where Is The Love?
    58:59 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

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    Smooth jazz is music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation. The genre arose in the mid-1970s in the United States, but it was not named smooth jazz until the 1980s. Traditional jazz players and jazz purists did not embrace the popular style; Jazz Journal's Sound Investment column stated in November 1999 that it would cover an extremely wide spectrum of jazz styles while avoiding smooth jazz.

    The earliest smooth jazz music appearing in the 1970s includes the 1975 album Touch by saxophonist John Klemmer, the song Breezin' as performed by guitarist George Benson in 1976, the 1977 instrumental composition Feels So Good by flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione, and jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra's instrumental Morning Dance, released in 1979. Smooth jazz grew in popularity in the 1980s as Anita Baker, Sade, Al Jarreau and Grover Washington released multiple hit songs. The smooth jazz genre began to decline at the end of the 1980s in a backlash exemplified by critical complaints about what many critics saw as the bland sound of top-selling saxophonist Kenny G, whose popularity peaked with his 1992 album Breathless. ~Wikipedia

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  • Philip Glass & Arturo Bejar | Talks at Google

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    Lecture, conversation, and performance with Philip Glass and Arturo Bejar.

    Philip Glass is American composer and considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School. In the early 1960s, Glass spent two years of intensive study in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and while there, earned money by transcribing Ravi Shankar’s Indian music into Western notation. By 1974, Glass had a number of innovative projects, creating a large collection of new music for The Philip Glass Ensemble, and for the Mabou Mines Theater Company.

    This period culminated in Music in Twelve Parts, and the landmark opera, Einstein on the Beach for which he collaborated with Robert Wilson. Since Einstein, Glass has expanded his repertoire to include music for opera, dance, theater, chamber ensemble, orchestra, and film. His scores have received Academy Award nominations (Kundun, The Hours, Notes on a Scandal) and a Golden Globe (The Truman Show).

    Glass’ Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8, along with Waiting for the Barbarians, an opera based on the book by J.M. Coetzee, premiered in 2005. In April 2007, the English National Opera, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera, remounted Glass’ Satyagraha, which appeared in New York in April 2008. Glass’ opera Kepler -- based on the life and work of Johannes Kepler and commissioned by Linz 2009, Cultural Capital of Europe, and Landes theater Linz -- premiered in September 2009 in Linz, Austria and in November 2009 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Symphony #9 was completed in 2011 and premiered in Linz, Austria in January 1, 2012 by the Bruckner Orchestra, followed by a U.S. premiere in New York at Carnegie Hall on January 31, 2012 as part of the composer's 75th birthday celebration. Symphony #10 was completed this spring and received its European premiere in France in the summer of 2012. In August of 2011, Glass launched the inaugural season of The Days And Nights Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival in Carmel / Big Sur, California.

    Arturo Bejar has been working alongside Philip on a music project. Previously, he was a Director of Engineering at Facebook who worked on social tools to help people be more mindful of each other. This includes such areas as identity, harm and abuse prevention, ways to develop better online citizens, and tools designed to help resolve conflicts between individuals, such as bullying.

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  • Aroldo Lindi - For You Alone

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    Another week of encores! Dead Tenors’ Society is showcasing a collection of previously featured vocalists in recordings never before heard on this channel.

    Aroldo Lindi (1888-1944) was born Gustav Harold Lindau in the borough of Tuna in Vimmerby, Sweden. He began his working life at age 12 in the coal mines of his native region. In his mid-teens, he and his older brother sailed to the U.S and landed in Boston. In the decade that followed, Lindi worked as a piano mover, auto painter and boxer. During this period, he discovered his voice…baritone at that time…and began singing with Boston’s Swedish Svetlod Society. The young singer made his way to New York where he took a job as a singing waiter. Lindi also sang in the chorus of various summer stock companies and worked as a supernumerary at the Metropolitan Opera. During this period, he was heard by financier John Aspergrin. Impressed by the young man’s talent, Aspergrin arranged for an audition with Metropolitan Opera conductor Giuseppe Bambochek, who opined that further vocal studies were in order. Members of New York’s Swedish community raised funds to enable Lindi to study at Hunter College, where the budding singer discovered his true tenor range. After studies with Madame Dean Dossert and Cesare Sturani, he returned to Boston, where he made his debut as Radames in Aïda with the Fleck Opera Company in 1916. Over the course of the next three or four years, Lindi travelled the U.S. with various third rate touring companies. As he passed the age of thirty, however, the tenor realized that his career was going nowhere. Lindi’s relationship with singer Della Johnson, whom he had married in 1916, was beginning to sour (the two would separate in 1920 and eventually divorced in 1929) and the tenor decided that there was nothing to keep him in the U.S. So, with no real prospects on the horizon, he travelled to Italy to solidify his vocal technique and, perhaps, expand his operatic career.

    Following further studies with Renato Bellini, the tenor…now calling himself Aroldo Lindi… made his European debut in November of 1922 at the Teatro Alfieri in Asti as Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino to great acclaim. A few weeks later, he sang Radames at Milan’s Teatro dal Verme, with equal success. From that point, Lindi’s career took off with appearances with Milan’s La Scala, the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, La Fenice in Venice, the Liceo in Barcelona, Stockholm’s Royal Opera, Covent Garden in London and at major theaters in Hamburg, Lisbon, Palermo, Rimini, Pisa, Turin, Vienna, Paris, Monte Carlo, Cairo, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Francisco. Among Lindi’s many roles were Manrico in Il Trovatore, Calaf in Turandot, Cavaradossi in Tosca, des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Giannetto in La Cena delle Beffe, Canio in Pagliacci, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Don José in Carmen, and the title roles in Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and Otello.

    After a decade in Italy, Lindi returned to the U.S. However, with America in the grip of the Great Depression, opportunities with larger companies were few and far between, despite the tenor’s impressive European resume. Ironically, Lindi found that his only work was with an operatic touring company. Although Fortune Gallo’s San Carlo Opera was an improvement over the touring companies of his youth, the tenor still had no one theater to call his artistic home. For the next dozen years, Lindi crisscrossed North America, essentially singing the same half dozen audience favorites…Aïda, Turandot, Samson et Dalila, Il Trovatore, Carmen and Pagliacci…over and over again. By the early 1940s, the strain of this vagabond lifestyle was taking a toll on Lindi’s health. He had gained a tremendous amount of weight and suffered a heart attack in Montreal in early 1944. Despite doctor’s orders to slow down, he concealed his health issues from most of his colleagues and rejoined San Carlo’s tour a few weeks later. Lindi felt well enough to undertake a performance of Pagliacci in San Francisco on the evening of March 8. The performance was going well and Lindi seemed to be feeling fine. Just as the tenor was preparing to return to the stage to complete Act I, a colleague asked how he was feeling. “Ask me in five minutes”, was the tenor’s reply as he ran onto the stage to confront Nedda and sing the famous “Vesti la giubba”. During the final measures of the aria, Lindi collapsed to the stage and completed the act in a prone position. By the time the curtain came down, the 55-year-old tenor was dead.

    Aroldo Lindi made numerous recordings for Columbia during the 1920s and early ‘30s. These discs reveal a true tenore di forza and demonstrate an impressive proficiency in Italian and English. Here, Lindi sings Henry Geehl’s “For You Alone”. This recording was made in London for Columbia Records on May 19, 1930.

  • Atif Aslam Tribute To Michael Jackson In Live Concert At Pc Hottel 2018

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    Atif Aslam Tribute To Michael Jackson In Live Concert At Pc Hottel 2018

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    For The First Time Ever Atif Aslam Presenting Tribute To Michael Jackson (Billie Jeans) At Pearl Continental Hotal Lahore Pakistan 34th Annual Psg Summit 2018 (24 Feb 2018)

    Michael Joseph Jackson[18][19] was born in Gary, Indiana, a part of the Chicago metropolitan area, on August 29, 1958.[20][21] He was the eighth of ten children in the Jackson family, a working-class African-American family living in a two-bedroom house on Jackson Street in Gary.[22][23] His mother, Katherine Esther Jackson (née Scruse), was a devout Jehovah's Witness. She played clarinet and piano and once aspired to be a country-and-western performer, but worked part-time at Sears to support the family.[24] His father, Joseph Walter Joe Jackson, a former boxer, was a steelworker at U.S. Steel. Joe performed on guitar with a local rhythm and blues band, the Falcons, to supplement the family's income.[25] Michael grew up with three sisters (Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet) and five brothers (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy).[26] A sixth brother, Marlon's twin Brandon, died shortly after birth.[27]

    Jackson had a troubled relationship with his father.[28][29] In 2003, Joe acknowledged that he regularly whipped him as a boy.[30] Joe was also said to have verbally abused his son, often saying that he had a fat nose.[31] Jackson stated that he was physically and emotionally abused during incessant rehearsals, though he credited his father's strict discipline with playing a large role in his success.[28] In an interview with Martin Bashir for the 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson recalled that Joe often sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as he and his siblings rehearsed, and that if you didn't do it the right way, he would tear you up, really get you.[32][33] Jackson's parents have disputed the longstanding allegations of abuse, with Katherine stating that while whipping is considered abuse today, it was a common way to discipline children at the time.[34][35][36] Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon have also said that their father was not abusive and that the whippings, which were harder on Michael because he was younger, kept them disciplined and out of trouble.[37] Speaking openly about his childhood in an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast in February 1993, Jackson acknowledged that his youth had been lonely and isolating.[38] His deep dissatisfaction with his appearance, his nightmares and chronic sleep problems, his tendency to remain hyper-compliant, especially with his father, and to remain childlike in adulthood are consistent with the effects of the maltreatment he endured as a child.

    Atif Aslam (born 12 March 1983) is a famous Pakistani singer-songwriter and actor. His movie debut was the 2011 social drama Bol. He has recorded numerous chart-topping songs[4] and is known for his vocal belting technique.[5] He predominantly sings in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi, but has also sung in other languages such as Bengali. He is a recipient of numerous Lux Style Awards, he also received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2008, the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements.

  • José Mojica - Princesita

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    José Mojica (1896-1974) was a popular Mexican tenor whose career encompassed stage, concerts, screen and, ultimately, the priesthood. Born in the town of San Gabriel in Mexico’s Jalisco region, young Mojica lived on a coffee plantation until the death of his father in 1902. Mojica and his mother relocated to Mexico City, where she worked tirelessly to save money for her son’s education. When it became obvious that the boy possessed a great musical talent, his mother made sure that he was sent to the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Mexico City. His stage debut came about shortly after his twentieth birthday as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Mexico City’s Teatro Arbeu. The following year, Mojica’s mother financed her son’s way to New York so that he could pursue an operatic career. Taking odd jobs to support himself, he always managed to scrape together enough money to attend performances at the Metropolitan Opera. A meeting with the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (who was greatly impressed with the young singer) led to a contract with the Chicago Civic Opera in 1919. For the next two seasons, Mojica sang comprimario roles in Chicago in such operas as Lucia di Lammermoor, Pagliacci, Il Trovatore and Otello and eventually worked his way up to leading roles. The young tenor was entrusted with creating the role of the Prince in the world premiere of Prokofiev’s The Love For Three Oranges in 1921. Mojica was a popular fixture in Chicago and sang the leads in such operas as Pelléas et Mélisande, Salome, Dinorah, Gianni Schicchi, Boris Godunov and Il Barbiere di Siviglia before his departure from the company in 1930. Mojica was a frequent visitor to the theaters of Los Angeles and San Francisco and returned periodically to Mexico City to perform for his countrymen. In addition, Mojica also appeared in numerous movie musicals both in the U.S. and in his native Mexico, appearing in about a dozen popular films during the 1930s.

    In 1940, Mojica was summoned to the bedside of his gravely ill mother. A devout Catholic, the tenor made a promise to the dying woman that he would abandon his musical career and devote his life to the church. Adopting the name Fray José de Guadalupe Mojica, the former opera singer and actor became a monk of the Franciscan Order in Lima, Peru. Although he had officially turned his back on performing, he still used his musical gifts for charity in concert and on television. In 1956, Mojica published his memoirs, “Yo, Pecador” (“I, Sinner”), which became a best seller. The ex-tenor was afflicted with deafness during the last decade of his life and died in Lima in 1974, just two weeks after his 78th birthday.

    Mojica recorded a great number of Spanish songs and arias from opera and zarzuela for Edison and Victor during the 1920s and ‘30s. There are also numerous recordings of popular songs from the soundtracks of his films. These recordings reveal a lovely lyric tenor voice, sensitive artistry and an innate musicality that are a real pleasure to listen to. They also show that José Mojica was a much underrated tenor who deserves to be much better remembered today.

    Here, Mojica gives a charming rendition of José Padilla's song Princesita. This recording was made for Edison in New York in 1924.

  • Third Coast Percussion - Donner by David Skidmore

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    Donner by David Skidmore

    Performed by Third Coast Percussion
    Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore

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    Donner is part of a series of pieces entitled Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities, a cycle of works exploring a common idea: that the same piece of music can move at several different speeds at the same time. Each piece in the series takes its names from a memorable Third Coast Percussion touring experience or inside joke.

    Donner was written while Third Coast Percussion was on tour and had a day off in Truckee, CA, near the Donner pass. A group of travelers was stuck in that same area one winter many years ago and had to resort to some questionable dietary practices. Donner is also the German word for thunder.

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    David Skidmore is a percussionist, composer, and musical entrepreneur. David is a dedicated advocate for the music of our time, having commissioned, premiered, and performed dozens of new works by many of the great composers of the 20th and 21st century.

    In 2005, David co-founded Third Coast Percussion, an ensemble that has performed hundreds of concerts across the country, presents an annual concert season at home in Chicago, teaches musicians of all ages and experience levels, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including David T. Little, Timo Andres, Donnacha Dennehy, Chris Cerrone, Marcos Balter, Ted Hearne, Glenn Kotche and Augusta Read Thomas. Called “vibrant” and “superb” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker, Third Coast Percussion was named Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in 2013 and the ensemble received its first Grammy Award in 2017.

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    Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy Award-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago. For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). The four members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers, and since 2013, have served as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

    A direct connection with the audience is at the core of all of Third Coast Percussion’s work, whether the musicians are speaking from the stage about a new piece of music, inviting the audience to play along in a concert or educational performance, or inviting their fans around the world to create new music using one of their free mobile apps.

    Third Coast Percussion maintains a busy touring schedule, with past performances in 32 of the 50 states plus Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland, and venues ranging from concert halls at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and De Doelen to clubs and alternative performance spaces such as New York’s Le Poisson Rouge and the National Gallery’s West Garden Court.

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  • The 1931 Leavenworth Prison Break w/ Kenneth LaMaster

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    Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas was once home to some of the most notorious criminals in America, including Carl Panzram, Robert the Birdman Stroud, Frank Nitti and George Machine Gun Kelly. Part of its history includes one of the most exciting prison breaks in U.S. history, when the Leavenworth Seven kidnapped Warden Tom White in December of 1931 White and busted out, only to face one wild obstacle after another.

    My guest, Kenneth LaMaster, is not only a Leavenworth prison historian but a former correctional officer of the institution. He offers some background history on Leavenworth, tells the tale of the breakout, and even shares stories of his own personal brushes with infamous criminals while working there. His book is called Leavenworth Seven: The Deadly 1931 Prison Break.

  • Toulouse - Best of - It Always Happens This Way

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    Toulouse (pronounced [tuluz] ( listen) in standard French and [tuˈluzə] ( listen) with a Toulouse accent; Occitan: Tolosa, pronounced [tuˈluzɔ]), medieval Tholoza, is a city in southwest France on the banks of the River Garonne, 590 km (366 mi) away from Paris and half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. With 1,102,882 inhabitants as of 1 January 2006,[1] the Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in France, after Paris (11.8 million), Lyon (1.8 million), Marseille (1.7 million).
    Toulouse is one of the bases of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus, Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, and CNES's Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe.[2] Thales Alenia Space, Europe's largest[citation needed] satellite manufacturer, and Astrium Satellites, EADS's satellite system subsidiary, also have a significant presence in Toulouse. Its world renowned university is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 97,000 students, is with Lille the third-largest university campus of France after Paris and Lyon.[3]
    Toulouse was the capital of the former province of Languedoc (provinces were abolished during the French Revolution). It is now the Chef-lieu of the Midi-Pyrénées region, the largest region in metropolitan France. It is also the Chef-lieu of the Haute-Garonne department.

  • First Church of Deliverance - Chicago Youre A Great God 90th Anniversary Pastor James R Bryson

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    First Church of Deliverance-Chicago cover You're A Great God by Reed's Temple at 90th Church Anniversary - Pastor James R Bryson

  • Aroldo Lindi - Vesti la giubba

    2:48

    Another week of encores! Dead Tenors’ Society is showcasing a collection of previously featured vocalists in recordings never before heard on this channel.

    Aroldo Lindi (1888-1944) was born Gustav Harold Lindau in the borough of Tuna in Vimmerby, Sweden. He began his working life at age 12 in the coal mines of his native region. In his mid-teens, he and his older brother sailed to the U.S and landed in Boston. In the decade that followed, Lindi worked as a piano mover, auto painter and boxer. During this period, he discovered his voice…baritone at that time…and began singing with Boston’s Swedish Svetlod Society. The young singer made his way to New York where he took a job as a singing waiter. Lindi also sang in the chorus of various summer stock companies and worked as a supernumerary at the Metropolitan Opera. During this period, he was heard by financier John Aspergrin. Impressed by the young man’s talent, Aspergrin arranged for an audition with Metropolitan Opera conductor Giuseppe Bambochek, who opined that further vocal studies were in order. Members of New York’s Swedish community raised funds to enable Lindi to study at Hunter College, where the budding singer discovered his true tenor range. After studies with Madame Dean Dossert and Cesare Sturani, he returned to Boston, where he made his debut as Radames in Aïda with the Fleck Opera Company in 1916. Over the course of the next three or four years, Lindi travelled the U.S. with various third rate touring companies. As he passed the age of thirty, however, the tenor realized that his career was going nowhere. Lindi’s relationship with singer Della Johnson, whom he had married in 1916, was beginning to sour (the two would separate in 1920 and eventually divorced in 1929) and the tenor decided that there was nothing to keep him in the U.S. So, with no real prospects on the horizon, he travelled to Italy to solidify his vocal technique and, perhaps, expand his operatic career.

    Following further studies with Renato Bellini, the tenor…now calling himself Aroldo Lindi…made his European debut in November of 1922 at the Teatro Alfieri in Asti as Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino to great acclaim. A few weeks later, he sang Radames at Milan’s Teatro dal Verme, with equal success. From that point, Lindi’s career took off with appearances with Milan’s La Scala, the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, La Fenice in Venice, the Liceo in Barcelona, Stockholm’s Royal Opera, Covent Garden in London and at major theaters in Hamburg, Lisbon, Palermo, Rimini, Pisa, Turin, Vienna, Paris, Monte Carlo, Cairo, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Francisco. Among Lindi’s many roles were Manrico in Il Trovatore, Calaf in Turandot, Cavaradossi in Tosca, des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Giannetto in La Cena delle Beffe, Canio in Pagliacci, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Don José in Carmen, and the title roles in Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and Otello.

    After a decade in Italy, Lindi returned to the U.S. However, with America in the grip of the Great Depression, opportunities with larger companies were few and far between, despite the tenor’s impressive European resume. Ironically, Lindi found that his only work was with an operatic touring company. Although Fortune Gallo’s San Carlo Opera was an improvement over the touring companies of his youth, the tenor still had no one theater to call his artistic home. For the next dozen years, Lindi crisscrossed North America, essentially singing the same half dozen audience favorites…Aïda, Turandot, Samson et Dalila, Il Trovatore, Carmen and Pagliacci…over and over again. By the early 1940s, the strain of this vagabond lifestyle was taking a toll on Lindi’s health. He had gained a tremendous amount of weight and suffered a heart attack in Montreal in early 1944. Despite doctor’s orders to slow down, he concealed his health issues from most of his colleagues and rejoined San Carlo’s tour a few weeks later. Lindi felt well enough to undertake a performance of Pagliacci in San Francisco on the evening of March 8. The performance was going well and Lindi seemed to be feeling fine. Just as the tenor was preparing to return to the stage to complete Act I, a colleague asked how he was feeling. “Ask me in five minutes”, was the tenor’s reply as he ran onto the stage to confront Nedda and sing the famous “Vesti la giubba”. During the final measures of the aria, Lindi collapsed to the stage and completed the act in a prone position. By the time the curtain came down, the 55-year-old tenor was dead.

    Aroldo Lindi made numerous recordings for Columbia during the 1920s and early ‘30s. These discs reveal a true tenore di forza and demonstrate an impressive proficiency in Italian and English. In this recording, Lindi sings “Vesti la giubba” from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. This was recorded in Milan for the Columbia label in 1925.

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  • Jazz Organ at St Marys Cathedral Edinburgh Scotland

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    In this video, made 1 April 2008, Simon Nieminski, Cathedral Organist at St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, plays one of a set of four jazz pieces for organ, entitled Let's Get Rhythm!, composed by German organist Thomas Ross (b. 1969). It is published by Dohr Verlag, and the score may be purchased from the publisher by writing info@dohr.de .

    The organ seen in this video is the new (inaugurated 2008) 3-manual pipe organ by Matthew Copley, one of the largest new pipe organs to be installed in the UK in the last few years. The organ has two consoles, one in the Chancel area and another in the rear Gallery. Simon plays on the Chancel console in this video. As Simon plays this energetic number, we also see a few shapshots of the organ case, showing ornate, burnished pipes in the facade, and a shot or two of the busy traffic just outside the Cathedral.

    This is one of 16 tracks on the new Pro Organo CD The Organ at the Met (Pro Organo CD 7222), which went on sale on August 18, 2008. In the CD, Simon plays classical and modern organ music from European masters. The CD booklet contains complete program notes, and a history of the pipe organ at St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, including the complete organ specification of the new Matthew Copley organ. To purchase this CD, or to view Simon's Pro Organo CDs, just visit and enter the name NIEMINSKI in the Search Box.

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  • Miguel Zenons Identities are Changeable

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    Miguel Zenón possesses rare talent, both for the level of his alto saxophone virtuosity and the ability to make complex compositions immediate and accessible. But he's but one of many who moved to New York City to pursue jazz. And he's one of over one million New-York-area residents of Puerto Rican origin.

    Recently, he interviewed a number of fellow transplanted Puerto Ricans, especially musicians, about their ethnic and national identities. That audio formed the frameworks for a new suite of compositions for quartet and large ensemble, collected on his new album Identities Are Changeable. In advance of the album release in the Fall of 2014, he presents that music with the 'Identities' Big Band at the Newport Jazz Festival.

    SETLIST
    3:10 ‘Through Culture and Tradition’
    16:45 ‘Same Fight’
    31:25 ‘My Home’
    46:26 ‘First Language’

    MUSICIANS
    Miguel Zenón, Henry Cole, Luis Perdomo, Hans Glawischnig, Chris Cheek, Samir Zarif, Will Vinson, Michael Thomas, John Ellis, Tim Albright, Ryan Keberle, Alan Ferber, Alexander Norris, Mat Jodrell, Michael Rodriguez, Jonathan Powell

    CREDITS
    Producers: Patrick Jarenwattananon, Nick Michael, Suraya Mohamed / Editor: Nick Michael / Concert Video: Keith Quick / Event Producers: Colin Marshall / Audio Engineers: Steve Remote, Aura:Sonic, Ltd., Suraya Mohamed / Additional Video: David Dempewolf, Colin Marshall, Nick Michael, A.J. Wilhelm / Additional Audio: Kevin Wait / Special Thanks: Newport Jazz Festival, Katie Simon / Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

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  • New York Jazz Lounge - Bar Jazz Classics

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    Great compilation of relaxing Bar Jazz Classics.
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    01. All of Me (Gerald Marks/Seymor Simons) 00:00
    02. The The A-Train (Billy Streyhorn) 04:30
    03. Al the Things You Are (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein) 08:15
    04. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorne) 11:49
    05. Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard) 16:52
    06. Autumn Leaves (Jodeph Kosma/Jacqes Prevert) 21:06
    07. My Romance (Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart) 26:20
    08. Take Five (Paul Desmonds) 32:05
    09. How High the Moon (William Morgan Lewis/Hancy Hamilton) 35:44
    10. The More I See You (Harry Warren/Mack Gordon) 39:14
    11. Someday My Prince Will Come (Frank Churchill/Larry Morey) 42:58
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  • Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi

    42:00

    Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons
    Budapest Strings
    Bela Banfalvi, Conductor

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    I hope you love this recording! It is my favorite one I've heard yet. Happy Listening!

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  • ¡Chicago, Illinois, Una Ciudad Del Futuro!..Hermano De Luissiño.

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    THIS GUY IS LUISSIÑOS BROTHER..It is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan area is the third-largest in the United States.

  • Rush Hour Concerts 2020 - Poulenc Trio

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    Rush Hour Concerts 2020
    August 4, 2020
    Poulenc Trio
    Robbie Ellis, host

    William Welter, oboe
    Keith Buncke, bassoon
    Beilin Han, piano

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    Program:
    Francis Poulenc – Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano, FP 43
    I. Presto
    II. Andante
    III. Rondo

    Asako Hirabayashi – Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
    Movement 1
    Movement 2
    Movement 3

    André Previn – Trio for piano, oboe, and bassoon
    I. Lively
    II. Slow
    III. Jaunty

    William Welter was appointed Principal Oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and Keith Buncke was appointed Principal Bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Beilin Han has toured internationally as a concert pianist and appears regularly as a collaborative pianist with prominent artists in Chicago.

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    Rush Hour Concerts exists to provide “great music for busy lives” free of charge every Tuesday evening, June through August, at 5:45pm in historic St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago. In the Summer of 2000, concert pianist and civic leader Deborah Sobol founded the Rush Hour Concert series to reinvent the traditional classical music concert format by presenting chamber music masterworks in an engaging setting, accessible to all. These 30-minute concerts offer unparalleled access to repertoire spanning 700 years, performed by world-class musicians from Chicago’s leading ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and independent chamber music groups. Informal education via pre-concert conversations about the music with artists, composers and other members of Chicago’s vibrant classical music scene and post-concert opportunities to interact with the performers make for an inviting and invigorating cultural experience.

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  • Rush Hour Concerts 2020 - Kirk Family

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    Rush Hour Concerts 2020
    July 21, 2020
    Kirk Family
    Robbie Ellis, host

    Lewis Kirk, bassoon
    Melissa Trier Kirk, viola
    Ellie Kirk, harp

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    Florence Price, arr. L. Kirk - Two Movements
    - Adoration
    - Ticklin' Toes

    Kevin Day - Silent Spaces

    Henriette Renié - Contemplation

    John Steinmetz - Love Song

    Manuel de Falla, arr. L. Kirk - Two Movements from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas
    III. Asturiana
    V. Nana

    Edward Elgar, arr. L. Kirk - Salut d'Amour

    Lewis Kirk has been a member of the orchestras of the Santa Fe Opera since 1984 and the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1987. His music studies were at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and the Manhattan School of Music. After his conservatory training Lewis played five seasons with the Städtischen Orchester of Bremerhaven, Germany before joining the New Orleans Symphony. In Chicago he performs frequently with the ensembles Music of the Baroque, Chicago Philharmonic, and Fulcrum Point New Music Project. He is a member of the Bassoon faculty at Roosevelt University.

    Born in Evanston, Melissa Trier Kirk studied at Northwestern University with Robert Swan and also worked with Robert Vernon at the Blossom Music Festival, with Karen Tuttle at the Aspen Music Festival and with Cecil Aronowitz at the Aldeburgh Quartet Festival. She served as soloist and Principal violist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic from 1979-1982 before joining the orchestras of the Chicago Lyric and the Santa Fe Opera. She was a founding member of Chicago’s period instrument orchestra The City Musick and has performed with The Chicago Symphony, Music of the Baroque, The Haymarket Opera and the Chicago Philharmonic. Ms. Kirk helps to plan and serve as personnel manager of the Bach Week Festival. She has a love of chamber music and has performed in series in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chicago and at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in New Mexico. Most recently she has helped to write and edit the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra Newsletter. Making music with the family has always been a part of her life. Performing this concert with husband Lewis and daughter Eleanor is pure joy.

    Ellie Kirk serves as the Principal Harpist with both the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Season highlights from the past year include guest principal appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Ring Cycle at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and a Midwest tour with the Chicago Harp Quartet. Ellie is a founding member of 5th Wave Collective, a Chicago based classical music ensemble dedicated to the performance and promotion of music by womxn, where she performs and works as development director. She is a passionate educator, teaching in her private studio, and as Harp faculty at The People’s Music School, the only completely free music school serving Chicago metropolitan area children. Kirk holds degrees from Chicago College of Performing Arts, and Columbia University; her major teachers are Sarah Bullen, Lynn Williams, and June Han.

    Rush Hour Concerts
    Rush Hour Concerts exists to provide “great music for busy lives” free of charge every Tuesday evening, June through August, at 5:45pm in historic St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago. In the Summer of 2000, concert pianist and civic leader Deborah Sobol founded the Rush Hour Concert series to reinvent the traditional classical music concert format by presenting chamber music masterworks in an engaging setting, accessible to all. These 30-minute concerts offer unparalleled access to repertoire spanning 700 years, performed by world-class musicians from Chicago’s leading ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and independent chamber music groups. Informal education via pre-concert conversations about the music with artists, composers and other members of Chicago’s vibrant classical music scene and post-concert opportunities to interact with the performers make for an inviting and invigorating cultural experience.

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  • Rush Hour Concerts - Chen String Quartet

    40:26

    Rush Hour Concerts 2020
    July 7, 2020
    Chen String Quartet
    Robbie Ellis, host

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    Program:
    George Walker - Lyric for Strings
    Franz Schubert - Quartett-setz
    Florence Price - Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint
    I. Calvary
    II. Oh My Darlin'
    III. Drink to Me with Thine Own Eyes
    IV. Shortnin' Bread
    V. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    Chen String Quartet
    The Chen String Quartet has been playing together for 6 years. Committed to community outreach, they play at retirement homes and in hospitals regularly in the Chicago area. Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. Laura Chen is a former member of the first violin section of both Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony. Beatrice Chen is a viola student at The Curtis Institute of Music. Noah Chen is a student of Clara Kim at Juilliard Pre college.

    Rush Hour Concerts
    Rush Hour Concerts exists to provide “great music for busy lives” free of charge every Tuesday evening, June through August, at 5:45pm in historic St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago. In the Summer of 2000, concert pianist and civic leader Deborah Sobol founded the Rush Hour Concert series to reinvent the traditional classical music concert format by presenting chamber music masterworks in an engaging setting, accessible to all. These 30-minute concerts offer unparalleled access to repertoire spanning 700 years, performed by world-class musicians from Chicago’s leading ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and independent chamber music groups. Informal education via pre-concert conversations about the music with artists, composers and other members of Chicago’s vibrant classical music scene and post-concert opportunities to interact with the performers make for an inviting and invigorating cultural experience.

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  • Applause following Northshore Concert Band “Travels Abroad” - “Lifetime of Music” performance

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    Sustained audience applause following Northshore Concert Band “Travels Abroad” - “Lifetime of Music” live concert performance on February 10, 2019 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois -- the Winter event in the Musical Journeys 2018-2019 concert series, NCB 63rd season.

    - Northshore Concert Band​ Event Travels Abroad​: On Sunday we are joined by 49 of the most talented young musicians in the Chicagoland area as we celebrate and embody our Lifetime of Music!


    - from NCB Facebook post: Enjoy this sneak preview of the program for our upcoming February 10th concert Travels Abroad. Click on the “Preview the Playbill” link.


    - A Lifetime of Music! video - The 17th Annual Lifetime of Music concert is February 10, 2019, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL. 49 talented student musicians from throughout the Chicagoland join Northshore Concert Band on stage as part of this celebrated educational outreach initiative!



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  • Applause following Northshore Concert Band “Rustic Landscapes” performance “Musical Journeys” series

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    Sustained applause following Northshore Concert Band “Rustic Landscapes” live concert performance featuring works by Percy Grainger, Leonard Bernstein and more on June 16, 2019 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois - the fourth and final event in the “Musical Journeys” 2018-2019 concert series, NCB 63rd season.

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  • Metro Area - Miura

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  • What a Fool Believes | Brian Owens and the 442s

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  • Meet Samuel - Music Director

    9:03

    In August of 2011, Samuel Nordlund was appointed Music Director of Scrollworks, an El Sistema inspired program serving Birmingham, Alabama. At Scrollworks, Samuel teaches cello, trumpet and chamber music, and conducts the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama.

    After earning his Bachelor of Music Degree in cello performance magna cum laude from the University of Alabama, Samuel moved to Chicago to pursue his Master of Music degree at Northwestern University. He is now pursing the Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Alabama, with an emphasis in orchestral conducting. At UA, Samuel is a Graduate Teaching Assistant, a member of the Capstone String Quartet, and co-Principal cellist of the Huxford Symphony Orchestra. His primary instructors have been Carlton McCreery and Hans Jensen. In addition, Samuel has studied cello with Richard Aaron, Stephen Geber, Alan Stepansky, Jonathan Pegis, Richard Hirschl, Brian Dumm, and Patricia Pilon, and conducting with James Setapen. He has studied at summer festivals including Music Academy of the West, the Meadowmount School of Music, the Kent/Blossom Festival, Encore School for Strings, Brevard Music Center, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

    During his time in Chicago, Samuel began building an active performing and teaching career. He has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, along with the Illinois Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has performed with the symphony orchestras of Fort Wayne (IN), Elmhurst (IL), Tupelo (MS), Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. He has also been a substitute player with the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Alabama symphony orchestras. As a soloist, Samuel has performed with the Huntsville Symphony, and he will perform with the University of Alabama's Huxford Symphony Orchestra for the second time in February 2012, as winner of the University's 2011-12 Concerto/Aria competition.

    Samuel has also been an active chamber and recital musician. He has given performances at Luther College, Gustavus Adolphus College, The Music Institute of Chicago, Sherwood Music Conservatory (Chicago), and the Chicago Cultural Center. In addition, he has collaborated with ensembles such as Bach Week, the Chinese Fine Arts Society of Chicago, and the North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble.

    As a teacher, Samuel is a member of the Artist Faculty at Lutheran Summer Music Festival. At LSM, he teaches cello, coaches orchestra and chamber music, and performs as a member of the faculty Omega String Quartet. While in Chicago, Samuel taught cello and chamber music at the Music Institute of Chicago, where he was also the Assistant Director of Performance Activities.

    In this video Sam talks about his musical origins and plays J.S. Bach's Prelude, Suite Number 1 in G major from Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.
    MYOCA was founded in 2007 to provide transformative experiences for youth musicians in socio-economically diverse music ensembles. Because so many children in the metro area have lost access to instrument instruction and thus can't participate in orchestra, the Scrollworks program was begun in 2008 to give all children the opportunity to learn an instrument. Scrollworks currently teaches free music lessons to over 120 students from the inner city, suburbs and rural communities on Saturdays at Highlands UMC. We provide music books and loan instruments. In addition to lessons, students take music theory and music appreciation classes and are required to attend live music performances in the community.

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  • Las Vegas with All In My Head by Hallman

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    Music: All In My Head - Hallman

    Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert.Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

    The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino-hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations. The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, films, television programs, and music videos.

    Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century (a similar distinction was earned by Chicago in the 19th century). Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had 651,319 residents in 2019, with a metropolitan population of 2,227,053.

    As with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city (Las Vegas in this case) is often used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this especially applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, which is actually located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester.

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  • The Lord Will Make A Way-Metropolitan Spiritual Church Of Christ Choir

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    Gospel classics are songs that are special, they've been around for a long time. We all know them word for word; love them, they have a special meaning in our lives, and they will never be forgotten.

    The song-I Know The Lord Will Make A Way, Oh Yes He Will was penned by Eugene Smith (1921 - 2009), in 1941. Eugene was a member of, and manager of the famous Robert Martin Singers. Smith was a charter member of the Roberta Martin Singers, joining in 1933 when the group was known as the Martin & Frye Quartette. He became the group's manager when Martin decided to leave the road and concentrate on her publishing business. Eugene was 12 when he was selected by Roberta Martin, the minister of music at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, to be one of the original Roberta Martin Singers. The Roberta Martin Singers became a leading gospel group for more than three decades, eventually recording for Apollo Records and Savoy and performing throughout the country. Eugene Smith was known as a gospel narrator, who would make long, inspired and inspiring introductions to musical numbers at church services. The best example of his narrator talents is on the 1962 RMS album In Service-From Out Of Nowhere record live at the First Baptist Church in Nutley NJ. The song I Know the Lord Will Make a Way, Oh Yes, He Will, became a classic, and is recognized as gospel blues. The song was recorded by the Roberta Martin Singers in 1951 with Myrtle Scott on lead. The song has been recorded by various other gospel groups and choirs, and a recent release in 2004 by Smokie Norful. Eugene was approached on various occasions to leave the the Martin Singers and form his own group. He chose not to but made a contribution to gospel that was possibly greater than the formation of a group. After the group disbanded, Smith still sang in and around the Chicago area, and participated in various programs honoring The Roberta Martin Singers and other singers and musicians from the Golden Era of gospel until his death.

    The choir-The Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ Choir. The church was founded in 1925 by Elder L. L. Boswell and Rev. William F. Taylor. Elder Boswell the first musical director and Rev.Taylor, a former gospel recitalist, its first pastor. Services began in several private homes in the Kansas City area. They later held their services in the home of Mrs. Murray. Twenty-four persons became members whom Rev. Taylor baptized in the Big Eleven Lake in Kansas City, Kansas. A large crowd witnessed the baptizing. The foundation of Metropolitan became established in this first step of a dream come true. The membership outgrew the house, so now Rev. Taylor and Rev. Boswell began to look for a larger place. They found a large house located at 1231 Garfield Ave., (now the parsonage). The house offered great possibilities, soon they made arrangements to purchase the property. On September 22, 1925, the church became the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ, founded by Rev. Taylor and Rev. Boswell. Services were held on the first floor. The membership continued to grow. The house was enlarged, and additions to the building, extended the property to the east of the parsonage. The church was dedicated in 1926. In 1927 a new church entrance was dedicated on East 13th Street. Rev. Taylor was elevated to the office of Bishop at climax of the Ninth Annual Spiritual Congress In 1934. The church started broadcasting live on the radio in 1935. Bishop Taylor passed away in 1942. The choir released their first album in 1958. The Diocese now has churches worldwide, and two of the most famous churches in the Diocese in the United States is, First Church of Deliverance in Chicago, and Prayer Tabernacle in Detroit. The church in Kansas City is known as The Mother Church, and it's currently under the leadership of Bishop James D. Tindall, Sr. Bishop Tindall was ordained in 1976, by Rev. Clarence H. Cobbs, at climax of the churches Fifty-First Anniversary service.

    I Know The Lord Will Make A Way is from the 1958 album by the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ Choir, titled Great Day.

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  • Beethovens 5 Secrets Live, feat. MAYS

    5:41

    Select members of the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony of Orlando, Florida, appear with The Piano Guys around 2:35. Taped live at the Uncharted tour at the Dr. Phillips Center Walt Disney Theater 2/16/2017.

  • What Kind Of Man Is This-Metropolitan Spiritual Church Of Christ Choir

    3:24

    Gospel classics are songs that are special, they've been around for a long time. We all know them word for word; love them, they have a special meaning in our lives, and they will never be forgotten.

    The song-What kind Of Man Is This, was written by James Cleveland (1931 - 1991), in the 50's when he was the pianist for the Caravans. The song was recorded in 1954 and released on the States label in 1955, when Savoy records acquired the States label the song was re-release by them on an album titled A Gospel Program: The Caravans & The Staple Singers. In 1950, Cleveland signed on as a pianist and occasional third lead with the Gospelaires, a trio led by Norsalus McKissick and Bessie Folk; although the group was short-lived, it brought him to the attention of pianist Roberta Martin, for whom he began composing. Even his earliest material reflects a bluesy, funkified style well ahead of its time. By the mid-'50s, James had joined the Caravans, not only playing piano but also narrating hymns in his rough yet relaxing voice. When James left the Caravans he kept drifting from group to group, but his reputation continued to grow. In 1960 he joined forces with the Voices of Tabernacle of Detroit, and did a cover of The Love of God with them, which a became breakthrough hit. He recorded several albums with them, before moving on again. His next move was to team up with Rev. Lawrence Roberts and the Angelic Choir. He recorded several albums with them, but, his big break with them came in 1962, with the release of Peace Be Still. That album made history by holding a spot on the gospel charts for more than fifteen years, has sold more than one million copies, an almost unheard of achievement for a gospel recording. That success established James Cleveland as arguably the most crucial figure to emerge in the gospel field. He wrote or arranged more than 400 gospel songs, and was a four-time Grammy winner. Sixteen of his albums went gold, and he was the first gospel artist to receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He formed the Gospel Music Workshop of America in 1967 as a small group of musicians and vocalists, and grew to have 200 chapters with 500,000 members worldwide. He recorded more than sixty albums with Savoy Records, and started his own label King James Records. He was a mentor, composer, producer and pastor.

    The choir-The Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ Choir. The church was founded in 1925 by Elder L. L. Boswell and Rev. William F. Taylor. Elder Boswell the first musical director and Rev.Taylor, a former gospel recitalist, its first pastor. Services began in several private homes in the Kansas City area. They later held their services in the home of Mrs. Murray. Twenty-four persons became members whom Rev. Taylor baptized in the Big Eleven Lake in Kansas City, Kansas. A large crowd witnessed the baptizing. The foundation of Metropolitan became established in this first step of a dream come true. The membership outgrew the house, so now Rev. Taylor and Rev. Boswell began to look for a larger place. They found a large house located at 1231 Garfield Ave., (now the parsonage). The house offered great possibilities, soon they made arrangements to purchase the property. On September 22, 1925, the church became the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ, founded by Rev. Taylor and Rev. Boswell. Services were held on the first floor. The membership continued to grow. The house was enlarged, and additions to the building, extended the property to the east of the parsonage. The church was dedicated in 1926. In 1927 a new church entrance was dedicated on East 13th Street. Rev. Taylor was elevated to the office of Bishop at climax of the Ninth Annual Spiritual Congress In 1934. The church started broadcasting live on the radio in 1935. Bishop Taylor passed away in 1942. The choir released their first album in 1958. The Diocese now has churches worldwide, and two of the most famous churches in the Diocese in the United States is, First Church of Deliverance in Chicago, and Prayer Tabernacle in Detroit. The church in Kansas City is known as The Mother Church, and it's currently under the leadership of Bishop James D. Tindall, Sr. Bishop Tindall was ordained in 1976, by Rev. Clarence H. Cobbs, at climax of the churches Fifty-First Anniversary service.

    What Kind Of Man Is This is from the 1958 album by the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ Choir, titled Great Day.

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  • Aroldo Lindi - O Paradiso!

    3:28

    Another week of encores! Dead Tenors’ Society is showcasing a collection of previously featured vocalists in recordings never before heard on this channel.

    Aroldo Lindi (1888-1944) was born Gustav Harold Lindau in the borough of Tuna in Vimmerby, Sweden. He began his working life at age 12 in the coal mines of his native region. In his mid-teens, he and his older brother sailed to the U.S and landed in Boston. In the decade that followed, Lindi worked as a piano mover, auto painter and boxer. During this period, he discovered his voice…baritone at that time…and began singing with Boston’s Swedish Svetlod Society. The young singer made his way to New York where he took a job as a singing waiter. Lindi also sang in the chorus of various summer stock companies and worked as a supernumerary at the Metropolitan Opera. During this period, he was heard by financier John Aspergrin. Impressed by the young man’s talent, Aspergrin arranged for an audition with Metropolitan Opera conductor Giuseppe Bambochek, who opined that further vocal studies were in order. Members of New York’s Swedish community raised funds to enable Lindi to study at Hunter College, where the budding singer discovered his true tenor range. After studies with Madame Dean Dossert and Cesare Sturani, he returned to Boston, where he made his debut as Radames in Aïda with the Fleck Opera Company in 1916. Over the course of the next three or four years, Lindi travelled the U.S. with various third rate touring companies. As he passed the age of thirty, however, the tenor realized that his career was going nowhere. Lindi’s relationship with singer Della Johnson, whom he had married in 1916, was beginning to sour (the two would separate in 1920 and eventually divorced in 1929) and the tenor decided that there was nothing to keep him in the U.S. So, with no real prospects on the horizon, he travelled to Italy to solidify his vocal technique and, perhaps, expand his operatic career.

    Following further studies with Renato Bellini, the tenor…now calling himself Aroldo Lindi…made his European debut in November of 1922 at the Teatro Alfieri in Asti as Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino to great acclaim. A few weeks later, he sang Radames at Milan’s Teatro dal Verme, with equal success. From that point, Lindi’s career took off with appearances with Milan’s La Scala, the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, La Fenice in Venice, the Liceo in Barcelona, Stockholm’s Royal Opera, Covent Garden in London and at major theaters in Hamburg, Lisbon, Palermo, Rimini, Pisa, Turin, Vienna, Paris, Monte Carlo, Cairo, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Francisco. Among Lindi’s many roles were Manrico in Il Trovatore, Calaf in Turandot, Cavaradossi in Tosca, des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Giannetto in La Cena delle Beffe, Canio in Pagliacci, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Don José in Carmen, and the title roles in Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and Otello.

    After a decade in Italy, Lindi returned to the U.S. However, with America in the grip of the Great Depression, opportunities with larger companies were few and far between, despite the tenor’s impressive European resume. Ironically, Lindi found that his only work was with an operatic touring company. Although Fortune Gallo’s San Carlo Opera was an improvement over the touring companies of his youth, the tenor still had no one theater to call his artistic home. For the next dozen years, Lindi crisscrossed North America, essentially singing the same half dozen audience favorites…Aïda, Turandot, Samson et Dalila, Il Trovatore, Carmen and Pagliacci…over and over again. By the early 1940s, the strain of this vagabond lifestyle was taking a toll on Lindi’s health. He had gained a tremendous amount of weight and suffered a heart attack in Montreal in early 1944. Despite doctor’s orders to slow down, he concealed his health issues from most of his colleagues and rejoined San Carlo’s tour a few weeks later. Lindi felt well enough to undertake a performance of Pagliacci in San Francisco on the evening of March 8. The performance was going well and Lindi seemed to be feeling fine. Just as the tenor was preparing to return to the stage to complete Act I, a colleague asked how he was feeling. “Ask me in five minutes”, was the tenor’s reply as he ran onto the stage to confront Nedda and sing the famous “Vesti la giubba”. During the final measures of the aria, Lindi collapsed to the stage and completed the act in a prone position. By the time the curtain came down, the 55-year-old tenor was dead.

    Aroldo Lindi made numerous recordings for Columbia during the 1920s and early ‘30s. These discs reveal a true tenore di forza and demonstrate an impressive proficiency in Italian and English. Here, Lindi sings “O Paradiso!” from Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine. This recording was made in Milan for the Columbia label on November 18, 1927.

  • José Mojica - Mi par dudir ancora

    3:35

    José Mojica (1896-1974) was a popular Mexican tenor whose career encompassed stage, concerts, screen and, ultimately, the priesthood. Born in the town of San Gabriel in Mexico’s Jalisco region, young Mojica lived on a coffee plantation until the death of his father in 1902. Mojica and his mother relocated to Mexico City, where she worked tirelessly to save money for her son’s education. When it became obvious that the boy possessed a great musical talent, his mother made sure that he was sent to the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Mexico City. His stage debut came about shortly after his twentieth birthday as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Mexico City’s Teatro Arbeu. The following year, Mojica’s mother financed her son’s way to New York so that he could pursue an operatic career. Taking odd jobs to support himself, he always managed to scrape together enough money to attend performances at the Metropolitan Opera. A meeting with the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (who was greatly impressed with the young singer) led to a contract with the Chicago Civic Opera in 1919. For the next two seasons, Mojica sang comprimario roles in Chicago in such operas as Lucia di Lammermoor, Pagliacci, Il Trovatore and Otello and eventually worked his way up to leading roles. The young tenor was entrusted with creating the role of the Prince in the world premiere of Prokofiev’s The Love For Three Oranges in 1921. Mojica was a popular fixture in Chicago and sang the leads in such operas as Pelléas et Mélisande, Salome, Dinorah, Gianni Schicchi, Boris Godunov and Il Barbiere di Siviglia before his departure from the company in 1930. Mojica was a frequent visitor to the theaters of Los Angeles and San Francisco and returned periodically to Mexico City to perform for his countrymen. In addition, Mojica also appeared in numerous movie musicals both in the U.S. and in his native Mexico, appearing in about a dozen popular films during the 1930s.

    In 1940, Mojica was summoned to the bedside of his gravely ill mother. A devout Catholic, the tenor made a promise to the dying woman that he would abandon his musical career and devote his life to the church. Adopting the name Fray José de Guadalupe Mojica, the former opera singer and actor became a monk of the Franciscan Order in Lima, Peru. Although he had officially turned his back on performing, he still used his musical gifts for charity in concert and on television. In 1956, Mojica published his memoirs, “Yo, Pecador” (“I, Sinner”), which became a best seller. The ex-tenor was afflicted with deafness during the last decade of his life and died in Lima in 1974, just two weeks after his 78th birthday.

    Mojica recorded a great number of Spanish songs and arias from opera and zarzuela for Edison and Victor during the 1920s and ‘30s. There are also numerous recordings of popular songs from the soundtracks of his films. These recordings reveal a lovely lyric tenor voice, sensitive artistry and an innate musicality that are a real pleasure to listen to. They also show that José Mojica was a much underrated tenor who deserves to be much better remembered today.

    In this recording, Mojica sing Nadir's aria Je crois entendre encore (sung in Italian as Mi par d'udir ancora) from Bizet's opera The Pearl Fishers. This was recorded for Edison in May of 1925.

  • Sounds of the Saints

    1:30

    Promo video for the upcoming CD/DVD project highlighting church choirs in the Shreveport, Louisiana metropolitan area.

  • Dakota - Prism Part I

    4:15

    Dakota appearing on the Prism show. PRISM (Philadelphia Regional In-Home Sports and Movies) was a 24-hour premium cable television channel intended for cable customers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. This lasted through 1985, when WWSG was sold and converted into conventional independent WGBS-TV (now WPSG

  • Singing Trio on DC Metro

    2:26

    A group of three guys singing on the DC Metro Orange Line

  • DuPont Brass: Pure Imagination

    3:42

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    DuPont Brass performing Pure Imagination (Arr. by Brent Gossett)

    DuPont Brass is a new, innovative brass band hailing from the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Originally composed of just five music majors from Howard University trying to raise money for tuition during the Christmas season, DuPont Brass has now grown to thirteen members. Gaining popularity from playing at local metro stations, DuPont Brass has had the honor of playing for numerous weddings, banquets, political events, and much more. If you would like to book DuPont Brass for an event, feel free to contact us at dupontbrass@gmail.com.

  • Siamsa na nGael 2015 Presented by Old St. Pats Church Chicago

    2:15

    Old St. Patrick’s Church proudly hosted the 19th annual Siamsa na nGael, a night of Celtic song, dance and story.

    “Ceilidh – The Coming Together” explored the Scots, Irish and African roots of Appalachian music. The African, Irish and Scots Irish “came together” to create a new style of music in the Appalachian region of the United States. Stories will be told of how music has the gift to bring disparate groups of people together and its ability to rise above the walls of prejudice. The evening presents world-class Celtic entertainment and will showcase songs of the coming together today musically in bluegrass and country music.

    The wonderful evening features soloist Gavin Coyle; Chicago’s own Irish Diva Catherine O’Connell; renowned North American tenor soloist Rodrick Dixon; an Irish trad band featuring fiddler Liz Carroll, Jimmy Moore, Jackie Moran and John Williams; Gary Cahill and the New Consensus band; the step dancing of the world champion Trinity Irish Dancers; a 100-voice choir of Old St. Patrick’s; the After School Matters teen choir and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

    We were thrilled to have NBC 5’s own anchor Anthony Ponce as our guest narrator this year.

    Copyright 2015 Old St. Patrick's Church


    Program by Bill Fraher
    Executive Video Producer: Lisa Ripson
    Editor: Eisen Video Productions

  • MARTIN BROTHERS PLUS AT P.B.C.A. MARDI GRAS DANCE TV PROGRAM 2

    30:02

    Polka Booster Club of America Mardi Gras Dance at St. Clement Banquet Center Dearborn, Mi. April 29, 2015 Program 2 made for Wonderful World of Dancing TV Program shown in Detroit Metropolitan Area see credits at end for Systems and times

  • Cupid Shuffle by The Flying Mueller Brothers @Jenks - Summer 2018

    3:35

    This video was recorded during the Summer of 2018 at Jenkinsons Pavilion on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The Flying Mueller Brothers mostly perform all around New Jersey and the metropolitan area, and each summer down the Jersey Shore: Saturday afternoons at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill in Seaside Heights and Sunday afternoons at Jenkinsons Pavilion in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The Band consists of twin brothers, Carl and Billy Mueller, their nephew DJ Mueller (amazing 15 year-old-drummer), Drew Benfante and Kathy Doyle.

  • Meet Me at Shanghai Jazz - Jerry Vezza Quartet feat. Grover Kemble @ Shanghai Jazz - NJ

    5:00

    Jerry Vezza’s professional background encompasses over 35 years of experience as a jazz pianist, piano technician/tuner, and event consultant. He has performed in marquee venues in New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles, and Europe for private and corporate events, jazz concerts, clubs, and music festivals.

    Grover Kemble's unique and colorful interpretations of jazz, Latin, R&B and original compositions have garnered him considerable attention and acclaim from music connoisseurs and critics for well over two decades.

    Rick Crane is a world renowned bassist, recognized by progressive jazz listeners for his percussive, melodic style and expansive repertoire. Rick’s become a highly sought after bass player in the NY/NJ metropolitan area.

    Jerry Vezza - Piano
    Grover Kemble - Guitar, Vocals
    Rick Crane - Bass
    Tom Sayek - Drums





    SHANGHAI JAZZ (Madison, New Jersey, USA)
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    Shanghai Jazz was opened in summer of 1995 by David Niu and Martha Chang. While studying in a doctorate program, Martha did extensive research on 1920’s Shanghai. During that tumultuous period globally, Shanghai was a destination for those looking to escape the depression in America, the rise of fascism in Eastern Europe, the penal colonies in Australia, among many other difficult situations around the world at that time. With myriad different cultures flooding into the city, the cuisines evolved, a dark and violent vein sprouted, and an incredible music scene developed and jazz was the genre that kept folks swinging in the clubs!

    With this as inspiration, Shanghai Jazz was born. David and Martha drove this unique concept for 22 years and counting, as one of the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” (Downbeat Magazine).

    In the summer of 2017, Shanghai Jazz was passed on to Thomas Donohoe with a 29 year career in hospitality, 18 of those years he was a chef, leading award winning kitchens from New Jersey to Montana, Florida, and New York City. He trained with some of the best chefs in the world including Thomas Keller, at the French Laundry in Yountville, CA, Jonathan Waxman at Barbuto in NYC, and Bill Pete at Café des Artistes, also in NYC. Throughout his career, Tom has been focused on and committed to providing exquisite dining experiences to all his guests.

    Now, Tom and Shanghai Jazz’s team of culinary and hospitality professionals carry on the tradition, driven by a collective passion to bring good people together with world-class live music, great food, and gracious hospitality to create an exceptionally fun dining experience.

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  • Aroldo Lindi - Until

    2:21

    Another week of encores! Dead Tenors’ Society is showcasing a collection of previously featured vocalists in recordings never before heard on this channel.

    Aroldo Lindi (1888-1944) was born Gustav Harold Lindau in the borough of Tuna in Vimmerby, Sweden. He began his working life at age 12 in the coal mines of his native region. In his mid-teens, he and his older brother sailed to the U.S and landed in Boston. In the decade that followed, Lindi worked as a piano mover, auto painter and boxer. During this period, he discovered his voice…baritone at that time…and began singing with Boston’s Swedish Svetlod Society. The young singer made his way to New York where he took a job as a singing waiter. Lindi also sang in the chorus of various summer stock companies and worked as a supernumerary at the Metropolitan Opera. During this period, he was heard by financier John Aspergrin. Impressed by the young man’s talent, Aspergrin arranged for an audition with Metropolitan Opera conductor Giuseppe Bambochek, who opined that further vocal studies were in order. Members of New York’s Swedish community raised funds to enable Lindi to study at Hunter College, where the budding singer discovered his true tenor range. After studies with Madame Dean Dossert and Cesare Sturani, he returned to Boston, where he made his debut as Radames in Aïda with the Fleck Opera Company in 1916. Over the course of the next three or four years, Lindi travelled the U.S. with various third rate touring companies. As he passed the age of thirty, however, the tenor realized that his career was going nowhere. Lindi’s relationship with singer Della Johnson, whom he had married in 1916, was beginning to sour (the two would separate in 1920 and eventually divorced in 1929) and the tenor decided that there was nothing to keep him in the U.S. So, with no real prospects on the horizon, he travelled to Italy to solidify his vocal technique and, perhaps, expand his operatic career.

    Following further studies with Renato Bellini, the tenor…now calling himself Aroldo Lindi…made his European debut in November of 1922 at the Teatro Alfieri in Asti as Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino to great acclaim. A few weeks later, he sang Radames at Milan’s Teatro dal Verme, with equal success. From that point, Lindi’s career took off with appearances with Milan’s La Scala, the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, La Fenice in Venice, the Liceo in Barcelona, Stockholm’s Royal Opera, Covent Garden in London and at major theaters in Hamburg, Lisbon, Palermo, Rimini, Pisa, Turin, Vienna, Paris, Monte Carlo, Cairo, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and San Francisco. Among Lindi’s many roles were Manrico in Il Trovatore, Calaf in Turandot, Cavaradossi in Tosca, des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Giannetto in La Cena delle Beffe, Canio in Pagliacci, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Don José in Carmen, and the title roles in Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and Otello.

    After a decade in Italy, Lindi returned to the U.S. However, with America in the grip of the Great Depression, opportunities with larger companies were few and far between, despite the tenor’s impressive European resume. Ironically, Lindi found that his only work was with an operatic touring company. Although Fortune Gallo’s San Carlo Opera was an improvement over the touring companies of his youth, the tenor still had no one theater to call his artistic home. For the next dozen years, Lindi crisscrossed North America, essentially singing the same half dozen audience favorites…Aïda, Turandot, Samson et Dalila, Il Trovatore, Carmen and Pagliacci…over and over again. By the early 1940s, the strain of this vagabond lifestyle was taking a toll on Lindi’s health. He had gained a tremendous amount of weight and suffered a heart attack in Montreal in early 1944. Despite doctor’s orders to slow down, he concealed his health issues from most of his colleagues and rejoined San Carlo’s tour a few weeks later. Lindi felt well enough to undertake a performance of Pagliacci in San Francisco on the evening of March 8. The performance was going well and Lindi seemed to be feeling fine. Just as the tenor was preparing to return to the stage to complete Act I, a colleague asked how he was feeling. “Ask me in five minutes”, was the tenor’s reply as he ran onto the stage to confront Nedda and sing the famous “Vesti la giubba”. During the final measures of the aria, Lindi collapsed to the stage and completed the act in a prone position. By the time the curtain came down, the 55-year-old tenor was dead.

    Aroldo Lindi made numerous recordings for Columbia during the 1920s and early ‘30s. These discs reveal a true tenore di forza and demonstrate an impressive proficiency in Italian and English. In this recording, Lindi sings Sanderson and Teschemacher’s “Until”. This recording was made in London for the Columbia label on May 19, 1930.

  • MARTIN BROTHERS PLUS AT P.B.C.A. MARDI GRAS DANCE TV PROGRAM 1

    30:02

    Polka Booster Club of America Mardi Gras Dance at St. Clement Banquet Center Dearborn Mi. April 29, 2015 TV PROGRAM 1 made for WONDERFUL WORD OF DANCING shown in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Watch Credits at end for time and communities

  • Matthew Bandy feat. Johnathan Houston - Going Nowhere

    7:01

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    Matthew Bandy needs no introduction. Born in Flint, Michigan, Matthew grew up surrounded by the sounds coming out of the nearby Motor City and the many 45's from his parents record collection, developing his musical tastes by pulling his influences from the sounds of Chicago, Detroit, and the East and West coasts. In the middle 90's, after moving to Kentucky, far from a major metropolitan area for music, and traveling to parties around the country, he started his own events and radioshow, introducing new music to his local scene.
    In 2000, Bandy focused on writing and producing music to further his creative vision. In doing so he created the studio collaboration and live act Deep House Souldiers with partner Joel Hopper, releasing dozen of singles on labels as Offset, Mimosa, Coastline, Swank and Deepermotions. In 2005, he ventured into solo projects and released another wide range of music on labels such as Soulheaven, Seasons, Drop, Tonality and Offering. You can find his music on compilations worldwide licensed on Defected, Universal, Om, Astralwerks, Large Records and many more.
    Nearing 10 years of a successful career, Matthew Bandy lands on Grooveland Music camp to present us “Going Nowhere”, a wonderful production featuring deeply felt vocals by Johnathan Houston over an exquisite musical backing oozing with sweet funky flavas.

    Bandy also provides the Limestone Remixes, in which he relaxes the vibe for a dreamy journey. UK soulful house don Guy Robin fire things up on his groovy jazz-funk fueled take full of live elements. Argentina's maestro Hernan Cronner delivers a tasty interpretation full of lush melodies. Brazil's rising-star Douglas Marques' gifts us with a smooth remix which combines the vocals with sublime jazzy keys. Completing the package, DJ Luife from Chile delivers a sweeter than sweet remix that will make you yearn for more.

    House Music from Brazil to the World.





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