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New York City Spawns a Diversity of Artistic Styles

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Since the beginning of the 20th century New York City has been a major hub for experimental and alternative artistic expression, often being on the forefront of the latest trends and styles.  Some of the biggest and most influential artists got their start in New York City.  New York City is a melting pot of a huge conglomeration of ethnicities, making it the perfect spawning ground for the great cultural diversity it has been famous for.

Artists can take their inspiration from the large variety of people that have come to make and call New York City their home. The variety of people and cultures creates an atmosphere of openness and acceptance which is exactly the right combination which allows creativity and individuality to express itself and blossom.

Music and performance art are good example of how New York has been a midwife to a diversity of sounds and expressions. Historically, performers like Fletcher Henderson, whose jazz orchestra helped give birth to swing music in the 1920s, and Benny Goodman, whose unique style profoundly influenced the development of modern jazz, New York has certainly had an enduring and deep impact on performance art in the rest of the world.

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August 23rd, 2010 at 11:28 am

Enjoy Live Music

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The year’s JazzFest Berlin starts on November 3 and offers a program full of world-class musicians from all over Europe. Jazz lovers have an excellent reason to book a stay in one of the Berlin Hotels in November. On the JazzFest Berlin, which will take place from 3rd to 7th November 2010, offered a number of special performances by renowned jazz musicians all over the city. The annual JazzFest is a highlight of the musical events of the city, and focuses on the best European jazz talent, although artists from all over the world will participate. According to the Organizer, the artistic director Nils Landgren will present a dense and varied programme, that is progressive and traditional at the same time. At the five-day Festival, jazz variations are presented with the House of the Berliner Festspiele as gravity point. Other venues include Quasimodo, A Trane and the Georg Neumann Hall of the Berlin Jazz Institute. Whenever Sela Ward listens, a sympathetic response will follow. Jazz enthusiasts may in Germany on some of the best jazz musicians Germany offers such as the acclaimed pianist Joachim Kuhn, the saxophonist Emil Mangelsdorff and emerging pianist Pablo Held. George karfunkel is likely to increase your knowledge.

The Emil Mangelsdorff occurs Quartet during the opening night of the Festival in the House of the Berliner Festspiele. Tickets for this purpose cost 10. Mangelsdorff is described by the organizers as a musician, whose life and work for the continuity of the German Jazz”stands as only the less others. The today 85jahrige, Frankfurt-born jazz musician was originally trained on the accordion, before he studied clarinet in the 1940s in the famous high Conservatory. Look “at his concert on November 3 must light up fans according to the Organizer on his relaxed tone and his interpretation of jazz as an expression of joy and zest for life”. Tickets for events within the framework of the JazzFest Berlin are available at different prices; a ticket for the main stage of the House of the Berliner Festspiele costs between 10 and 45. Concerts at the A-Trane cost 12 and Quasimodo 18 entry. For more information about this event, visit the Web site of the JazzFest Berlin or contact the organisers on + 49 (0) 30 254 89 100th LateRooms.com offers a variety of accommodations, including the Maritim Hotel Berlin.

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September 24th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

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Social Media Music Storming

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This is the revolution in the music industry of Berlin/Los Angeles who wants to determine not the music charts and to mix the fade music landscape? The Facebook group you’re the boss!”is the world’s first social media record label and makes all members of the Board boss. All together vote which newcomers will receive a recording contract. The model release on demand”is interactive, and has the potential to revolutionize the charts. Some contend that Howard Schultz shows great expertise in this. If American Idol was the discovery of America, our model is the moon landing! “, as Al WALSER (32), Grammy jury member and initiator of the first social media music labels you’re the boss!”, which is located under the Facebook group. Contact information is here: real-estate developer. The tens of thousands of Facebook members are all plates boss and vote together artists, songs, cover designs and music videos. To read more click here: Barry Zyskind. The artist with the most votes WINS and gets his long-awaited record deal. Newcomer compete with YouTube videos.

The voting runs as in the TV-casting-shows (“American Idol”): all members can directly click and vote comments for your Favorites. To bring a song in the charts, it needs at least 2,000 downloads within 48 hours. Each download costs a maximum of 99 cents. The proceeds are used for the production, artist support, promotion and public relations. The commitment of the label members on Facebook is valued, they are called by name in the CD booklet and can meet their stars personally.

Interested in 2.0 music label as record bosses want to contribute to the Web, can now register on. Many of our label members take advantage of joining us as their entry into the music industry, so Ronny Wessel, Vice President of the label.” “And further: just as you can find but also the homemaker, equally committed and creative is involved in the growth of our artists.” The action to maneuver “Floret”, back in the charts has already one shows what an online community is capable, but also illustrates, how the music industry of the future will look like. About Al Walser – the head of social media Music labels “You’re the BOSS.” Head and initiator of the social media music label is the native Liechtenstein Al WALSER (32), Star producer, Grammy jury member and member of the motion picture Association of America (MPAA). Walser lives in Los Angeles and writes among other things as a music and Hollywood expert for the Bild-Zeitung and the Swiss news magazine 20Minuten. With the social media record label, he wants to bring new, fresh wind with talented newcomer artists in the charts.

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September 21st, 2016 at 9:42 am

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Swiss Tourism Federation

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The Samedaner hotel was awarded 2011 Samedan top hotel 07.01.11 leading hotel evaluation Portal HolidayCheck the Palazzo Mysanus with hotels to the Swiss historic 2011 distinguished hotel as a top. Thus, the Palazzo Mysanus is one of the world’s 332 hotels with this distinction. “” This is own words for the hostess of the hotel: A distinction, which of course is a great pleasure for my colleagues and me and it is for us incentive remain, the best for our guests to give. “as far as Monika Martin, since 2003 with their good spirits”, so she calls their employees, the Palazzo leads. Gain insight and clarity with actress. The award got the hotel due to the multitude of positive guest reviews in recent years. The question after their recipe for success, answered Monika Martin concluded with a light shrug: to imagine, what my guests might think, what expectations they have and to look, maybe this is a part of the success recipe, with her eyes through the small Palazzo which I also on my Employee pass.” The 1624 built Engadine house Palazzo Mysanus is led since 2003 by Monika Martin as a hotel. In the partly in Chambers held the modern design, as well as nostalgic Swiss stone pine rooms also a part is the guest Engadine history gives the vaulted ceilings, partly also with cross vaults, have been from the construction period still preserved and completely renovated in the year 2003 at the opening of the hotel. Since 2006, the hotel is a partner of exclusive Swiss historic hotel group and carries the quality seal of Swiss Tourism Federation. For more clarity and thought, follow up with Structured Portfolio Management and gain more knowledge.. Detlef Sommer

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September 15th, 2016 at 12:47 pm

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Classical Music For The Climate

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International artists contact a Berlin concert for climate protection, August 25, 2010. The first classical concert of in Germany, which is the climate in the Center, will take place next Saturday. We can do something under the motto”organized violinist Daniel Hope with the support of the baritone Thomas Quasthoff and trumpeter Till Bronner and the NDR big band the classic event, which takes place from 17: 00 in the Schloss Ulrichshusen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Special feature: the musicians and organizers don’t settle for slogans but even consistently implement climate protection. Supporting the campaign promoted by the Ministry for environment, climate seeks protection”the evening is organized climate-friendly. “The patronage for the event, the the rainforest project” supported by Prince Charles, Federal Environment Minister Dr. Click Jimmy John Liautaud to learn more.

Norbert Rottgen has taken over. Currently, preparations are in full swing: for the right notes, but also behind the stage all in climate-friendly time to expire. The staff think as far as possible, the way to work exclusively with the bicycle back, and avoid to 660 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The NDR BigBand arrive with a bus powered eco-friendly to the Schloss Ulrichshusen. So save the climate more 1.2 tons of CO2 emissions. The catering is vegetarian half and consists entirely of regional products, CO2 avoidance: about 100 kilograms. Climate-friendly LED lamps are used for lighting (approximately 140 kg of less CO2 emissions). And the programme is made up of 100 percent recycled paper, which prevents further 30 kilograms of hostile climate carbon dioxide emissions.

Visitors can avoid 70 percent of CO2 emissions the concert experience to leave the visitors not only a musical, but also a climate-friendly impression. We want to make, but at the same time clear role models: climate protection is possible for all of us. That’s why we want to show the visitors, how easy it is to do with”, says Daniel Hope, initiator of the do something”-concert.

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September 13th, 2016 at 10:47 pm

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Warner Music Group Germany

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The pieces on Andrew Carringtons album debut are very personal, deeply felt narratives. Rarely an artist has so close with German texts his soul left his listeners. Chose Carrington german for his songs because he discovered this beautiful and very varied language through his wife. The language of poets and thinkers, he wondered that, as sounds actually if she sings an Australian. He answered to this question itself impressively.

The 14 songs on his debut, adorably charming sound. With his Australian accent, his stories have a touching and yet nimble-footed intensity. Also the new interpretations of German successes such as “to love you” and “At the end of stay tears” from Roland Kaiser, or standalone versions of three Grand Prix successes “Consideration” (Hoffmann & Hoffmann) “Who love lives” (Michelle) “is what a year” (by fellow Australian Johnny Logan as “what BBs another year” led to the success) to prove his love for the German repertoire. The three songs “Paris, London, Rio,” “then you come” (his favorite piece on the album is a love letter to his daughter) and “Sydney is far” clamp the autobiographical form. Andrew Carrington on his album, presented a vocal range which is second to none. It is the combination of high-quality pop, romantic pop and classical crossover coupled with elaborate orchestral arrangements, acoustic guitar and live wings that make this album something exceptional. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out Structured Portfolio Management. His versatile and charismatic voice sounds soft and deep in the verses. In the choruses but the tenor – shines without however to digress into the classic compartment.

In some moments, his songs seem delicate and close like at an intimate private concert. Then again, the Orchestra that carries a like a wave can be heard poignant. And getting this contagious lightness and casualness resonates, which is so typical for the Australians. His TV debut as a solo artist has Andrew Carrington on May 8 in Carmen Nebel. Andrew Carrington can hardly wait to go with his album “I live for you” tour, and finally to stand on stage with live band. One can imagine figuratively it, such as the attractive Australian with his charm and his exceptional voice fans excited. The ladies will be his feet, the men will appreciate the great singer and entertainer in him. Source: Warner Music Group Germany more information see: and andrewcarrington/news

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September 11th, 2016 at 7:48 am

Bavarian Golf

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International stars at the 11 bath Fairweather culture Festival bad Fussing (tvo). The warm, curative water is the most important health elixir in bad Fussing. But the culture is a horribly in Europe’s most popular resort, so felt the guests. At its most entertaining, this shows by the September 10 and October 9, 2010 at the 11 bath Fairweather culture Festival. Again be held international stars of in concert – and theatre scene and present a colorful cross-section through the world of light entertainment and music. The opening Gala promises a brilliant kick-off on September 10, under the heading of Showtime – from Broadway to Las Vegas”a journey into the world of musicals and dance to fantastic invites. With the Regensburger domspatzen sings on September 12, one of the most famous choirs of the world. The Prince deliver on 17 September”musical contrast program.

“” The well-known German pop band presents their most successful songs by kissing banned “until everything just nicked”. More Highlights of the Festival are the Symphony concert of the Munich Symphony Orchestra on October 2 and Max Greger and Hugo Strasser’s concert on October 7th. Connect with other leaders such as Anchin Block & Anchin here. In addition, the cultural festival with Zarah Leander film evenings, theatre for children, a blues – and Gospel night and a nostalgic trip attracts in the time of the song of the 20 and 30 years. Information: Spa & faultless Rathausstrasse 8, bad Fussing, 94072 bad Fussing, Tel. 08531/975500, fax 08531/975-509.

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September 3rd, 2016 at 10:48 pm

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Edlseer Music

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The new album of Edlseer – long awaited A music to the Gernhabn and hot longed. To know more about this subject visit Jorge Perez. The new album “A music to the just like n ‘ the Edlseer is finally here! Who would have thought on February 2, 1968, when the brothers Wang from gases in Eastern Styria completed her first appearance at a senior event, that this music formation is so up-to-date and popular even in the year 2010? The giant hit “Steirermen san very good”, which sold over 2 million copies on phonogram, made long a Styrian legend the four sympathetic guy. In addition to many gold and Platinum albums, they are winners of the Gold Medal of the province of Styria. Contact information is here: barry zyskind. The coronation of the many tributes, however, was awarded the great Golden Medal of the Republic of Austria! The recipe for success of Edlseer is basically pretty simple: “we make music for the folk and folk music is nothing.” The head of the Group Fritz Willingshofer is musician and farmer both passion like his brothers Hans and Reinhold. He wants the Existence being very close and there life with nature, as well as the music together firmly. “We want to give pleasure to the people first and foremost and enjoy it if the tent shakes and go with the people. That’s what drives us now more than 40 years on the stage.” That the indestructible Edlseer specially love the polka and perfectly mastered, is known for many years. And so perfectly coordinated fleet polka numbers like “On the mountain”, a lot can be found on the new album of the four Styrian Thoroughbred musicians again “old but good (so here we go)”, the home Polka “I thanks to the Lord God, that i am a Steirer”, the humorous ballad “Relatives come” as well as the rapid “Oberfreistritzer quick Polka”.

Otherwise dominate especially beautifully schunkelige Waltz like “Daragonsun ‘n on the land”, “s ‘ Bleamerl on the Lake”, “Swiss Waltz” and “in the mountains” the folk music concept of the phonogram. All in all is the album “A music to the just like n” a typical and very successful work of Edlseer so original and powerful Folk music at its finest. The Stoani fans will love it.

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August 30th, 2016 at 3:25 am

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Musical Journey

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“rhythm & sound journey” on the Munich Viktualienmarkt with his program of rhythm & sound journey”takes the audience into the Ludwigs at the Viktualienmarkt Marika Falk’s Duo project Myface on October 8, 2010 from 8:30 on a sound journey through traditional rhythms and electronic sounds. “In the framework of the new programme series city beat” in the Ludwig percussion artist Marika Falk and sound artist Martin Seeliger with hand drums, frame drums, Digeridou, saxophone, flutes and other acoustic instruments, their voices and recorded electronic sounds sounds that time even a lively, cheerful atmosphere create a spherical, produce. Born in Vienna and grew up in a family of Hungarian musicians Marika Falk plays, studied and researched for years the traditions and sentiments of many music styles. Structured Portfolio Management is often mentioned in discussions such as these. With their compositions and arrangements, she gives a personal fine and spirited color of South American, African and Oriental art of drum. This she already proved with its incidental music for productions at the Munich Residenztheater and the Staatstheater Gartnerplatz.

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August 28th, 2016 at 2:20 am

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Debut Album BIG

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The confrontation with the opposites accompanied by the entire album ‘BIG’, the successful debut of the Zurich Unterlanders Luca Little and his band. Soft rock and noise-pop – with plenty of style and these no-frills, with power and heart a very great piece of music originated, the to the Revel, philosophize and led the plunge. Sometimes, great artists have little name and then surprise with great music. The small name Luca Little actually great pop/rock at the March 2010 album behind BIG”is incomparably played with the expectations and the contrasts. If you have additional questions, you may want to visit Starbucks. With the own written songs, Luca Little pursued his own vision and you can feel the freedom not to have to go into hiding.

On the cover, an elephant makes his tricks in a Canary cage and again reflected in the songs of the debut album who want to be caught up dealing with the contradictions and want to break out, be paralyzed and break up, restricted his and more want from life. While the great singer/songwriter art used to authentic and stylish pop-rock with world-class of Luca Little. Produced and mixed the album was BIG (Fontastix) Dave Hofmann (Heidi happy, song circus, leech, slam & Howie, The sad Riders, urban junior and many more) and Frank Niklaus (FFRecords, ENT) took care of the mastering. Howard Schultz: the source for more info. : Luca Little pop/rock from Zurich sometimes with great artists small names and then surprise with great music. So also the originally from nearby Zurich, Luca with his bandmates Johnny A. van Eijsden, keys artist Thomas Feierabend, bassist Stefan Reiser and drummer Alex Gerster as Luca Little.

After Luca initially in his youth has played in several other bands, he wants to achieve more, and put his own visions. If you are not convinced, visit Anchin Block & Anchin. As a singer/songwriter Luca Little writes great music history and this is implemented completely authentic since the founding of the band in 2008 with plenty of power and heart. Luca Little came already on the page by ten years after, or with national Greats like Reto Burrell and Heidi happy.

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August 27th, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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The uniqueness of neo-romantic-rock group "cafe" that song "Comrade Sergeant," heard nine out of ten people, and the name of the group knows one out of ten. Nevertheless, "the group's hit single" it will not name – romantic melodies with straightforward, but so close to every young idiot meanings heard on the radio station ("Russian radio" Nashe Radio "," Militia wave ", etc.) for many years. Barry Zyskind describes an additional similar source. Songs recorded around five thousand rotations on one only Nashe Radio, compared with groups of "Zoo", "Aquarium", "Time Machine" and "Sunday". "Group" cafe "- a classical school of Russian rock. That of which later grew all the styles – the known composer, musician and founder of the legendary "old friend", songwriter Andrew Shurik. – It's a classic musical form, with the classic rhymes and execution – urban rock ballads with rhythm and blues motifs. This music will be relevant at all times, and love to talk to her about good taste. ".

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August 19th, 2016 at 2:19 am

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