March 11th, 2013
Oh, so hip; oh, so next gen; oh, so fun; and, oh, the music!
Austin’s annual convergence of all things music, SXSW is gearing up for a 27th year.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dave Grohl, drummer for Nirvana and founder of Foo Fighters. He’ll talk about his long career and collaboration with other artists and the fight to preserve the human element of music in an increasingly digital world. Yay!
With 1,300 bands showcasing their talent, you’ll have to either pick carefully or surrender to serendipity.
Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow and Cold War Kids to start your indie band marathon. Catch the Vampire Weekend showcase before they head out to Coachella, and watch Green Day make their SXSW debut this year.
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March 4th, 2013
Get ready to travel to Adelaide!
New artistic director David Sefton brings French ballerinas, Polish vampires and Dutch puppets to the 2013 Adelaide Festival.
Some of the highlights include: Grzegorz Jarzyna’s company TR Warszawa reinterprets the vampire story in their production of Nosferatu; The National Theatre of Scotland will make its Australian debut with The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, staged in a bar at the German Club; and American artist collective BBB will stage a rowdy punk production of Beowulf.
Kronos Quartet and Bryce Dessner perform their new collaboration, and iconic performance artist Laurie Anderson will also join Kronos Quartet in their first collaboration.
Don’t pass up the legendary late-night club Barrio, which returns with a full program of DJs, marketplace and bar.
What more do you need? Adelaide is certainly the place to be!
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February 25th, 2013
A new era is dawning — again: Lebanon is the place to be. Yes, Lebanon.
Lebanon’s Al Bustan Festival brings us another wonderful winter of amazing music.
Georgian dynamo Khatia Buniatishvili performs ‘Piano Supernova’, an exciting program of Chopin and Liszt. MoZuluArt is a fusion of traditional Zulu and classical music based on Mozart compositions.
You’ll also see a talented roster of African vocalists with an ensemble of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Pianist Oliver Poole performs ‘My Kingdom for a Piano!’, with selections from Bach, the Goldberg Variations, Gershwin and Wagner’s ‘The Valkyries’. Flamenco great Paco Peña makes a political case for the treatment of African migrants in Europe through a dynamic interplay of dance, recorded speech and stage narrative.
Have you never been to Lebanon? Now is the time to go.
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February 18th, 2013
What gets hundreds of thousands out in the middle of winter? A really great festival!
Daniel Piazzola, drummer and grandson of tango great Astor Piazzolla is one of the honorary co-presidents of this year’s Montreal High Lights Festival so it is fitting that the opening spectacle is La Pista Tango, a marriage of circus, arts, tango and illustration.
Other highlights include Diana Krall singing material from her new album, Glad Rag Doll; and Pigeons International performing The Humanity Project, where fifty people converge onstage in a poetic wave of movement.
The free Outdoor Site in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles by the Place des Artshas offers shows, braziers, activities for children, and light spectacles.
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February 11th, 2013
Looking for a different kind of festival experience? Why not travel to Canada for a festival that embraces our past, present and future?
The Talking Stick is a symbol of power, honor and a means of communication in Indigenous American tribes. Talking Stick Festival has been a place to honor Aboriginal performance and invite interaction among people from all walks of life.
Sagkeeng’s Finest combines traditional jigging with clogging and tap to create an infectious upbeat dance style.
Dance includes Lara Kramer’s new creation ‘Native Girl Syndrome’, inspired by her grandmother’s migration from a remote community to a modern urban city.
The Circumpolar Soundscape Concert features songs about love of the North, with artists including Leela Gilday from the Northwest Territories and Diyet from Yukon.
‘Celebration of Powwow Culture’ features dancers of all ages and all are welcome to join in.
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