September 20, 2016
ISSUE | BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Following The Boss on a long, wild ride Ilene Raymond Rush's commentary perfectly expressed the connection of many Springsteen fans to Bruce (" Connected to Bruce, from the very start ," Wednesday). Like Rush, I'm 61 and have been enjoying the E Street Band's music for about 40 years. I saw him perform in small venues when I had hair and was mesmerized by his music and lyrics before he made the covers of Time and Newsweek and exploded into stardom.
September 10, 2016 |
It's 4:03:43 for Springsteen Bruce Springsteen 's Philly show Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park ran four hours, three minutes, and 43 seconds, making it his longest concert ever in America. His longest show on Earth was in Finland in 2012 and lasted four hours, six minutes. The Boss' moods In weightier matters, Springsteen reveals in his memoir that he has struggled with depression for 30 years. So he feels blue sometimes? It's darker than that, the Boss writes in Born to Run , due Sept.
September 4, 2016
Atlantic City's mayor announced Friday night that beach concerts by Florida Georgia Line on Saturday and Blink-182 on Monday are canceled because of storm concerns. "Due to the significance of the approaching Tropical Storm Hermine, and out of an abundance of caution for concert goers, staff, the bands, and everyone else involved, we along with the team at Live Nation have decided to cancel this weekend's beach concerts," said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian on Facebook. "Given the extreme weather conditions predicted for the beach this weekend, we were left with no other choice," Guardian said.
September 3, 2016 |
Alas, summer is almost gone. Good thing September is chock-full of fun things for you to see, hear, rock out on, and do, like Made in America , the blow out music fest that happens on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend. Here are five other can't-miss events going on this month: Bruce Springsteen 8 p.m. Wednesday and next Friday, Citizens Bank Park , 1 Citizens Bank Way, $100-$150, 215-463-1000. This may be Springsteen's second (and third) time in Philadelphia on his current tour, ostensibly to promote a reissue of The River , but that doesn't mean Bruce is turning on the autopilot.
August 28, 2016 |
Summer symphony audiences are supposed to be easy. Just give them pleasant weather, a nice picnic, craft beer, the 1812 Overture with a few cannons . . . If only. Summer audiences can be more easily discouraged by weather than, say, regular season crowds at the Philadelphia Orchestra. And summer crowds, for example, don't take as well to reruns as you might think. Not even the 1812 Overture , cannons blasting, is fail-safe. So summer concert presenters are looking for new ways to attract and hold audiences.
August 21, 2016
Around the world without a plane ticket. Thanks to web radio, the great festivals of the United States and Europe are available live and archived. The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday concerts at Tanglewood are heard live on WGBH in Boston - www.wgbh.org . - including this Saturday's concert performance of Aida, Acts 1 and 2, starring Kristine Opolais. The February-through-April concerts from Boston's Symphony Hall are available for streaming on www.bso.org . The BBC Proms are archived on www.bbc.co.uk in concerts that range from straight classical to Gershwin.
August 7, 2016
Tangible Assets. No one should interpret the closing of the F.Y.E. at Broad and Chestnut Streets as the twilight of classical music. It's just that recorded music is moving to nonphysical formats, so who needs a physical store? There is a silver lining: a very big sale. All the CDs and records in F.Y.E.'s nicely curated classical perch are currently 40 percent to 50 percent off. On a visit last week, that meant a CD of pianist Imogen Cooper performing Brahms and Schumann for the cost of a sandwich, or a Gorecki symphony in the iced latte range.
August 7, 2016 |
A railing collapsed Friday night during the Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, injuring 42 people, authorities said. The concert was stopped after the accident happened shortly after 10 p.m. People were pressing against the railing that separates the lawn from inside seating when it collapsed. So this just happened at the snoop and wiz concert nj pic.twitter.com/YP2uFQJiy8 — christina kinne (@cak2014) August 6, 2016 Katie Colbridge, 23, a recent Temple University graduate who attended the show, said about 50 people fell about 10 feet to a concrete pathway below.
July 31, 2016
Curtis encores. The main classical season may be over, but you can revisit some high points from recent performances at the Curtis Institute of Music via videos on the school's website. Captured is a nicely developing interpretation by Bolai Cao of the Brahms Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major , a Mahler Symphony No. 5 conducted by Jahja Ling, a Mendelssohn quartet, Gershwin and Strauss vocal works, as well as new music. When you've had enough of organized sound, click on a performance by a cellist and pianist of Cage's 4'33 . " Strangely, the performance lasts a bit more than five minutes.
July 30, 2016 |
Thousands of Democratic National Convention staffers and volunteers, a host of South Jersey politicians, and hundreds of Camden residents on Thursday took in performances by Lady Gaga and Lenny Kravitz at an event hosted by George E. Norcross III, the Democratic superdelegate often described as New Jersey's most influential power broker. The "Camden Rising" concert at the city's waterfront BB&T Pavilion was billed as an invitation-only affair, but in the days leading up to it, several community groups and Camden residents received stacks of tickets to hand out. As a result, many in the audience were Camden City or County employees, or members of well-known community groups.