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“Another Brick In The Wall: The Opera” To Make United States Premiere This Summer

first_imgPink Floyd‘s classic 1979 The Wall has been recreated into Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera, and will make its United States premiere in July 2018 after having huge success in Montreal over the weekend. The Pink Floyd inspired production will see the 70-piece Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, eight soloists, and 48 chorus members perform the opera alongside baritone Etienne Dupuis, who starred the role in the debut Montreal production.Based on the Canadian production’s success, the Cincinnati Opera artistic director Evan Mirageas had this to say: “There is no question about the melodies. The discovery is how those melodies have been transformed into genuine ‘opera speak.’” Even Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters attended the Opéra de Montréal for the world premiere, saying “I sat there not expecting to be moved, and I was moved.” Last year, he told Rolling Stone, “It had been my experience that experiments in collaboration between the worlds of rock and roll and the worlds of symphonic music were generally disastrous and should be embarked upon with extreme trepidation,” so his reaction to the production is even more convincing.The United States premiere will make its debut at the restored Cincinnati Music Hall in summer 2018.[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Benton County duel goes to Cordes

first_imgBy Jerry Mackey  Plenty of excitement was witnessed by the fans in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. When the checkers flew it was Brett Vanous making his way to victory lane following a spirited battle with second place finisher Nathan Ballard.  Troy Cordes was the Sunday IMCA Modified feature winner at Benton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke) Outside front row starter Tony Olson put on a dominating performance in winning the Karl Kus­toms Northern SportMod main. Olson ran the extreme high side the entire race in leading flag to flag. Dylan VanWyk made the bottom work well but not good enough to get by Olson in settling for second.  The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature belonged to Shawn Ritter. He ran the extreme low line the entire race and held back Damon Murty in getting to the checkers first.center_img VINTON, Iowa (June 14) – Sunday’s IMCA Modified 20-lap feature saw long-time Benton County Speedway racer Troy Cordes outduel Dylan Thornton from California for the win.  Nearly 100 race car drivers packed the pit area. The Specialty Promotions group provided an­other excellent race track that provided plenty of side by side racing in all divisions. The two traded the lead several times before Cordes was able to take control late in the race. Thornton ran a close second ahead of last week’s winner Tom Berry Jr. last_img read more

Jubilee: Ibrahimovic scored 25,000 Goal of Premiership! (Video)

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic had the honor to score 25,000th goal in the history of the Premier League after he scored in the 11th round in the match Manchester United against Swansea.He was waiting for the goal for 609 minutes, since he scored the last league goal against Manchester City in the 4th round when they were celebrating with 2: 1 at Old Trafford.Ibrahimovic scored against Swansea in the 21st minute with the shot from about 16 meters and it was 25,000th goal of Premiership.Just 12 minutes later, Ibrahimovic scored another goal for the leadership of the United 3: 0. That goal was jubilee as well. Not for the Premiership, but for Ibrahimovic, since that was his 400th goal of his career.Before Ibrahimovic’s jubilee, a true masterpiece was performed by Paul Pogba who scored for 1:0 in the 15th minute of the match. The most expensive player in the history of football hit from 17 meters.Take a look at the VIDEO.(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Taxi driver charged for killing Kescia Branche

first_imgLess than a week after returning from the United States, the taxi driver who was implicated in the brutal murder of a Richard Ishmael school teacher was Wednesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Matthew Munroe, of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the capital offence in shackles.With a grave look on his face, the father of six stood before Chief MagistrateDead teacher, Kescia BrancheMcLennan as the indictable charge was read to him.The charge stated that on November 7, 2017 in Georgetown, Munroe murdered Kescia Branche.Attorney-at-Law George Thomas, who is representing the 47-year-old man, told the court that his client, who has been in custody since November 30, has denied committing the crime, holding out that he was not in the jurisdiction.In an attempt to form an alibi, Thomas claimed that his client’s mobile phone was confiscated by the Police and records can prove his claims.However, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield requested one month to complete the case file. This submission was granted by the Chief Magistrate.The case will continue on January 9.The Police are contending that the car from which Branche was allegedly dumped reportedly belonged to Munroe. Upon receiving that bit of information, the Police immediately named him as a person of interest.After spending some time in the United States, the man returned and presented himself to the Criminal investigation Department in the company of his lawyer.The Police stated that during interrogation, Munroe could not have provided information on his whereabouts on the night the woman was brutally attacked and more so, failed to give Police information on his missing car bumper.Twenty-two-year-old Branche, of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was discovered lying at Princes Street and Louisa Row in Georgetown on the morningTaxi driver Matthew Munroeof November 5.She succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital two days after her discovery as a result of brain haemorrhaging and blunt trauma to the head.According to reports, Branche had left home for a night of partying.She left her three-year-old son in the care of a friend, who revealed that Branche told her that she intended to go to Palm Court to meet a male friend.The teacher later returned home, but subsequently left again. She told her friend that she would be home by 02:00h, but never returned.She was last seen leaving a nightclub on Lamaha Street in the company of two Police ranks.The father of the woman’s son was also arrested after the teacher’s mobile phone was found in his possession.He, along with four cops, were questioned about her death, but were later released on station bail.last_img read more