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Laurie Anderson has been named to a jury of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, August 31–September 10, 2016. She will join the jury for the Venezia 73 competition presided over by director Sam Mendes. Also on the jury are actresses Gemma Arterton, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, and Zhao Wei; directors Joshua Oppenheimer and Lorenzo Vigas; and writer Giancarlo De Cataldo. Anderson's film Heart of a Dog screened in competition in Venice in 2015; the film will be shown in Italian cinemas in September.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsThursday, July 28, 2016|0 comments
Congratulations to Punch Brothers, who have been nominated for a 2016 International Bluegrass Music Award for Instrumental Group of the Year. Nominees also include individual nods to band members Noam Pikelny ("Pickles"), up for Banjo Player of the Year (he won the award in 2014), and Chris Eldridge ("Critter"), up for Guitar Player of the Year. Winners will be announced at the International Bluegrass Music Awards on September 29 at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, July 19, 2016|1 comments"The Randy Newman Songbook" Vinyl Box Set Due September 23 on Nonesuch; Vol. 3 to Be Released on CD, Digitally
Nonesuch Records releases a four-LP, vinyl-only, limited-edition The Randy Newman Songbook box set on September 23, 2016. Nonesuch's Randy Newman Songbook series—solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman's five-decade career—previously included two volumes, released on CD in 2003 and 2011; the box set marks their first release on vinyl. Sixteen additional songs from a newly released third volume, along with five bonus tracks, join those first two volumes in a new, thematic sequencing, to create this new complete Songbook box set. Pre-orders for The Randy Newman Songbook box set are available in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the album track "Guilty" and an exclusive, limited-edition print autographed by Newman. The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 3 also is available on September 23 as a stand-alone CD and digital album.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsFriday, July 15, 2016|0 comments
The Arcs launch a summer tour at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, tonight. The tour, with special guests Mariachi Flor de Toloache, makes stops throughout the eastern United States, Midwest, and Canada, including festival sets (Forecastle, Newport, Wayhome, Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and more) and shows at The National in Richmond, CMAC in upstate New York, St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, among others, as well as an official Lollapalooza aftershow at Park West in Chicago.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsThursday, July 14, 2016|0 commentsSteve Reich's 80th Birthday to Be Celebrated by San Francisco Symphony in Week of Concerts in September
Among the 80th birthday celebrations for Steve Reich will be a week of concerts by the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) highlighting the composer's works at Davies Symphony Hall, September 7–11, 2016, starting with the Orchestra's Opening Night Gala and culminating in an all-Reich concert featuring Kronos Quartet. The pieces to be performed during the week are Three Movements, Double Sextet, Six Marimbas, Electric Counterpoint, and WTC 9/11.