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k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kicked off their three-week tour of Australia outside Perth on Saturday. "From the first long, soaring notes of the night she was in spectacular, pitch-perfect voice," says the West Australian. The Australian says: "To watch k.d. lang is to observe someone doing what they were surely born to do. Rarely do you see someone so at ease on stage, standing behind nothing but talent, wits and her sheer joy of performing." lang and the band give the first of six performances in Sydney on Wednesday. Fans in the area: read more for a chance to ask lang a question on TV next week.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn Tour
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang kick off their Australian tour ... Laurie Anderson brings Delusion to Mexico ... Carolina Chocolate Drops celebrate vaudeville in Chicago ... Ry Cooder talks LA stories in LA ... Ben Folds joins St. Louis Symphony ... Philip Glass's Satyagraha opens at the Met ... Kronos Quartet is in Vancouver ... Jessica Lea Mayfield headlines in Mississippi ... Audra McDonald takes her show to Florida ... Pat Metheny Trio plays Poland ... Randy Newman performs a benefit show at Wesleyan ... Punch Brothers launch tour with Paul Simon ... Stephen Sondheim receives Chicago Tribune Literary Award ... Sara Watkins tours Midwest with Blind Boys of Alabama ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn Tour
Punch Brothers kick off their fall tour supporting legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon across the US South and Midwest. The nearly three-week tour opens at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans tonight and runs through November 23 at the EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio. While on the road with Simon, Punch Brothers will play a solo show at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin, a week from Saturday.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourNatalie Merchant's "Leave Your Sleep" to Be Basis of 92Y Musical Program for NYC Public School Children
Natalie Merchant's 2010 Nonesuch debut album, Leave Your Sleep, will be the basis for a curriculum unit taught to 3,500 New York City public school children in grades K-3 this fall. On the album, Merchant adapts the works of such poets as Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, and Robert Graves into a musically kaleidoscopic set of new songs. She joins the Nashville Symphony in concert on November 13 and joins Levon Helm and others on November 18 in upstate New York for a concert to benefit those hit by Tropical Storm Irene.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, November 3, 2011|0 commentsCarolina Chocolate Drops Debut "Keep a Song in Your Soul: The Black Roots of Vaudeville" at Chicago's Old Town School
Carolina Chocolate Drops give the world premiere of Keep a Song in Your Soul, a special program celebrating the black roots of vaudeville, at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, tonight with additional performances through the weekend. The group will be joined by jazz tap virtuoso Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin and ragtime piano ace Reginald Robinson, all of whom will participate in a Q&A after each show. Watch a preview video and a performance on Chicago's ABC7 here.