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George Michael makes pop history at Paris Opera

PARIS (AP) — Singer George Michael has become the first international popstar to perform in Paris' Opera Garnier, a venue more known as a stage for classical music and opera.


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Where Has The Music Loving Feeling Gone?

As technology becomes an ever increasing part of our daily lives, the way we interact with the things we label as entertainment evolve as well. Whether substituting regular cable for Netflix or curating a coveted music playlist with Spotify, the consumer is consciously changing the way companies market to them.


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Music Made By Musicians AND The Audience

It’s one thing to recognize, in these days of celebrity Twitter feeds and Reddit interviews, the rapid disappearance of the “fourth wall” that traditionally separated performers from audience members. It’s another to transform a live audience into an electronic symphony, using physical wires to connect individuals and create new music on the fly.


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BT River of Music, Africa and Americas stages – review

London Pleasure Gardens was a curiously bleak location for an ambitious pre-Olympic celebration: a gravel wasteland alongside an abandoned flour mill on the river's edge. It looked more like the set of a gritty movie than a concert site, but this was the Africa stage of the two-day BT River of Music, a festival involving artists from 204 countries in six concerts along the River Thames.


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Songlines Music Awards 2012

With the Songlines Music Awards now in their fourth year, Songlines magazine is delighted to announce this year's winners. The awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, endeavour to celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talent across the world featured in Songlines magazine.


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Musicians Weigh Big-City Dreams Against Hometown Pride

Maryanna Sokol is a 29-year-old singer and songwriter originally from Houston, but she left her hometown for New York almost two years ago.


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Warsaw Cross Culture Festival 2012

Now in its eighth year, the 2012 Warsaw Cross Culture Festival will be held September 23-29. Each year the festival has a main musical theme, and this year its focus is ‘Inspiration: The Orient’ – a spotlight on Asian performers.


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Kenya: Hip Hop Star Emmanuel Jal Beaten By Police

International hip hop star and renowned peace activist Emmanuel Jal was badly beaten by police in the South Sudanese capital of Juba last night on 8 September 2012.


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Blog home Old music: Golden Flamingo Orchestra feat. Margo Williams – The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us

An exceedingly rare joy, this one. Recorded in 1979 in an almost bankrupt New York, when Manhattan – imagine! – could still be a dangerous place and riding the subway was strictly for the brave, this is a touching and profoundly funky tribute to the vigilante volunteer security force, before things went a little stale for them. (There is a London chapter, but only a handful of members remain.)


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