Adventure music – Urban Art Adventures http://www.urbanartadventures.com/ Fri, 13 May 2022 17:14:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-17.png Adventure music – Urban Art Adventures http://www.urbanartadventures.com/ 32 32 Coldplay ‘Music of the Spheres’ Phoenix Concert Review https://www.urbanartadventures.com/coldplay-music-of-the-spheres-phoenix-concert-review/ Fri, 13 May 2022 16:55:35 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/coldplay-music-of-the-spheres-phoenix-concert-review/ Coldplay’s Chris Martin was nearing the end of a crowd-pleasing concert at State Farm Stadium when he stopped to thank the crowd for “how intense and wonderful we’ve been”. “If you’re okay,” he said, “we need to quickly shoot a video with you all like the kind of energy.” And with that, he introduced a […]]]>

Coldplay’s Chris Martin was nearing the end of a crowd-pleasing concert at State Farm Stadium when he stopped to thank the crowd for “how intense and wonderful we’ve been”.

“If you’re okay,” he said, “we need to quickly shoot a video with you all like the kind of energy.”

And with that, he introduced a puppet group called the Weirdos.

“They’re from another planet, sort of,” the singer explained.

“And we’re also going to be filmed in the audience. But please, if you could just give this young band four minutes. They’re just getting started.”

It wasn’t the first time we saw the Weirdos singer.

She had joined Martin earlier on “Human Heart.”

The Weirdos singer swaps vocals with Chris Martin at State Farm Stadium on May 12, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.

But this time, Martin and his bandmates – Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion – left the stage and handed the gig over to the Weirdos, who took up position on the second stage and mimed “Buityful” from the latest album. Coldplay, “Music of the Spheres.”

“You just have to follow your heart”:How Coldplay’s Chris Martin learned to trust himself

Weirdos Music Video Shoot Was Special, But Awkward

It was an unexpected blunder that made it feel like part of something special, but also inserted a bit of an awkward transition into the proceedings as the action shifted from video shooting to Coldplay on a tiny third scene with the house lights on.

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Greater Boston’s Reagle Music Theater returns with 53rd summer season https://www.urbanartadventures.com/greater-bostons-reagle-music-theater-returns-with-53rd-summer-season/ Thu, 12 May 2022 00:39:37 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/greater-bostons-reagle-music-theater-returns-with-53rd-summer-season/ After a two-year hiatus, the Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston returns for its 53rd summer season to the main stage at the Robinson Theater (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Under new artistic director Rachel Bertone, the curtain will rise on two iconic American musicals: West Side Story, the poignant story of young lovers […]]]>

After a two-year hiatus, the Reagle Music Theater of Greater Boston returns for its 53rd summer season to the main stage at the Robinson Theater (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Under new artistic director Rachel Bertone, the curtain will rise on two iconic American musicals: West Side Story, the poignant story of young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs (July 8-16, 2022) and Pippin, Stephen Schwartz’s musical unforgettable musical masterpiece of a young prince in search of passion, adventure and the true meaning of life. (August 5-13, 2022).

Both productions will be directed and choreographed by artistic director Rachel Bertone (Cabaret, In the Heights, Carousel), under the musical direction of Dan Rodriguez (The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, Mame). Linda Chin will continue to serve as executive producer until the end of the 2022 summer season.

Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.org, by calling 781-891-5600 or at the theater box office. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

“I’m honored to direct Reagle’s first summer season since Bob Eagle and the Board of Directors placed their trust in me as Artistic Director,” Bertone said. “Audiences expect the highest quality Broadway-caliber productions from Reagle and we are committed to honoring that legacy. We are also thrilled to expand the vision to present emotionally engaging theatrical experiences that use theater as a tool for social change, while engaging a diversity of new audiences and collaborators.We welcome our theater community back this summer to join us in exploring universal ideas of adolescence, identity, prejudice, grief and love.

Reagle 2022 Summer Season:

West Side Story – July 8-16, 2022

Directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone
Musical direction by Dan Rodriguez

Featured Cast (*Denotes Actors Equity Association member): Michael Graceffa *as Riff; Eevie Perez as Maria; Blake DuBois as Tony; Zoë Maloney as Anita; Diego Klock-Pérez * as Bernardo

West Side Story explores the forbidden love and rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and set in 1950s New York City, their struggle to survive in a world of hatred, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heartbreaking and relevant musical dramas of Broadway history. With “Tonight”, “Something’s Coming”, “I Feel Pretty”, “Maria” and other timeless songs. Based on a design by Jerome Robbins; Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Words by Stephen Sondheim. All original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI)

Performance schedule: Fri. July 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sat July 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, July 10, 2:00 p.m.; Wed July 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.; Fri July 15, 2 p.m.; Saturday July 16, 7:30 p.m.

Glitch – August 5-13, 2022

Directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone
Musical direction by Dan Rodriguez

Featured Actors (*denotes a member of the Actors Equity Association): Davron Monroe* as lead player; Kenny Lee as Pepin; Punyanuch (spirit) Pornsakulpaisal as Catherine; Damon Singletary* as Charlemagne; Kathy St. George* as Berthe; Katie Anne Clark as Fastrada

A mysterious performance troupe – led by the main player – tells the story of Pippin, a young prince in search of passion, adventure and meaning. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. Ultimately, however, Pippin discovers that happiness lies not in extraordinary efforts, but rather in the non-extraordinary moments that happen every day. The score (by Stephen Schwartz of Wicked and Godspell) includes “Magic to Do”, “Corner of the Sky”, “Simple Joys”, and “No Time at All”. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

Performance schedule: Fri. Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. August 6, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, Aug 7, 2:00 PM; Wed Aug 10, 2:00 PM; Thursday August 11, 7:30 p.m.; Fri, Aug 12, 2:00 p.m.; Sat. August 13, 7:30 PM

Production Biographies:

Rachel Bertone, artistic director; Director & Choreographer

Bertone brings nearly 20 years of experience as a theater and dance professional to her role. Over the past decade, she has directed more than 50 musicals, including Cabaret (IRNE Award: Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Musical), Carousel (IRNE: Best Choreography), In the Heights (IRNE: Best musical, Elliot Norton: Best Ensemble), The Wild Party (IRNE: Best Musical), Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Billy Elliot, Barnum, Show Boat, HAIR, Les Misérables, Joseph.. .Dreamcoat, among others. She has also directed and/or choreographed a number of prominent Broadway performers including Lisa Yuen, Michel Bell, Ciarán Sheehan, Brent Barrett, Rick Hilsabeck, Sarah Pfisterer and De’lon Grant. A teacher of theater and dance based in both Greater Boston and New York, Bertone has taught at renowned institutions including the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, Emerson College and Long Island University. www.rachelbertone.com

Linda Chin, Executive Producer

Chin was named interim executive art director in June 2021, following the retirement of company founder Robert J. Eagle, and will continue through the end of the 2022 summer season in the role of executive producer. of West Side Story and Pippin on the Robinson Main Stage and the Greater Boston HS Musical Theater Festival at Boston’s Herter Park Amphitheater. Other productions include Trumpet of the Swan, Mary Poppins*, A Year with Frog and Toad, Akeelah & the Bee, Billy Elliot*, Charlotte’s Web, In the Heights*, Beauty & the Beast, Stuart Little, Into the Woods (Wheelock ); Seussical, A Year with Frog and Toad (Boston Children’s Museum); The east side (Harvard); Illegal (Yale); East of Hollywood (Tow-Arboleda Productions); Mid-Autumn Play Festival/The Melting Pot (Pao Arts Center); Turkish, Turkish, Turkish; Reversibility; When A Body Meets a Body (Boston Theater Marathon), and in 2021, Musical Theater Returns: Lights Up at Herter Park, ChristmasTime in Concert for RMT. *designates Elliot Norton, winning production of the IRNE prize.

Dan Rodriguez, Music Director

Dan has been Reagle’s resident musical director for 11 years, with recent favorites including La Cage Aux Folles, Mame and The Most Happy Fella. Dan’s other credits in the field include work with the Lyric Stage Company (The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors), Front Porch Arts Collective (Ain’t Misbehavin’), Huntington Theater Company (Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music), Wheelock Family Theater (Make Way for Ducklings, In the Heights), American Repertory Theater (The Lily’s Revenge, The Blue Flower), New Repertory Theater (Hair), Moonbox Productions (Caroline or Change, Cabaret) and many other theaters as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson, Brandeis and other schools. His work has earned him five IRNE awards for best musical direction.

Reagle 53rd Summer Season Tickets:

Single adult tickets cost between $38 and $68; discounts apply to seniors and youth. To purchase, visit www.reaglemusictheatre.org, call 781-891-5600, or visit the theater box office at 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452. Hours of operation are Wednesdays 2-5 p.m.; Friday 11am-2pm; Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups over 20 should contact the box office or email groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.

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John Simm: ‘I ditched the music and the clubbing and got into some real serious drama’ https://www.urbanartadventures.com/john-simm-i-ditched-the-music-and-the-clubbing-and-got-into-some-real-serious-drama/ Sun, 08 May 2022 08:03:53 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/john-simm-i-ditched-the-music-and-the-clubbing-and-got-into-some-real-serious-drama/ Subscribe to The Big Problem From just £3 per week Grab a print or digital subscription to The Big Issue and provide an essential lifeline to our work. With every subscription we reinvest every penny to support the network of sellers across the UK. A subscription also means you’ll never miss weekly editions of an […]]]>
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I did a podcast with David Morrissey during the first lockdown and we talked about State of Play so I had to watch it again. Aside from smoking inside, it held up very well. It was always compelling stuff, really well done, great casting. I mean, wow, that was amazing. State of play had the old american remake [with Russell Crowe in Simm’s role] but me and David Morrissey agreed never to watch it.

Leading Light – Life on Mars / Doctor Who

Life on Mars was another game changer. I loved the work, I loved the role, I loved playing Sam Tyler. I don’t regret doing only two – maybe there would have been some backlash – but I would have done another series if they had shot it in London. I had a small child and the workload was so intense.

John Simm and Philip Glenister in Life On Mars
John Simm with Philip Glenister in Life On Mars

There was a time when [Life on Mars co-star] Phil Glenister and I did everything together. It was like it was in the contract. But we haven’t worked together in a while so we’ll see what happens with [mooted new Life On Mars sequel] Lazarus.

I’m not allowed to say a lot but they are the same characters. They’re writing the pilot and apparently it got picked up so me and Phil, plus [writers] Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham are going to meet and chat. The idea is really good, there’s a lot of time travel and car chases. So I think it’s happening, fingers crossed. But in this business, you never know.

Doctor Who was also a lot of fun. I don’t know if it was considered a success or not [it was!], a lot of the arguments are happening in the fandom. But it’s so good to be involved in things that are so universally loved. Doing just one of these things in his life would be enough.

John Simm with The Big Issue magazine
John Simm with his favorite magazine

New Career Milestones – Hamlet/Macbeth

I was 40 and thought, I’ll never get the chance to play Hamlet never. So when it appears, you take it. Wherever he is, I’ll take him. It was the same manager Elling, which I loved doing in 2007. What a Hamlet experience it was – terrifying, exhilarating, amazing. I really miss being on stage right now. I tried to do as much as possible and know from bitter experience that the longer you leave it on, the more terrifying the experience when you get back on stage.

Stock Three days in the countryside [in 2015] was such an amazing experience. If I could work at the National Theater forever, I would. It was the most amazing summer with wonderful people, in this iconic south shore location. A real treat.

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And I was 50 when I played macbeth. This is the reason why you become an actor. Macbeth was by far the best role I’ve played. This character’s arc, from an honest, decent man to a bloodthirsty tyrant, is amazing. Shakespeare is the best. It’s a magical thing. King Lear at 60? Perhaps. But could I do Richard III or Iago at 60 and Lear at 70? I think Henry V went the Dodger way, unfortunately. I will never play these roles. It’s finish. Let it go!

Collaborations – Exile / Mad Dogs / The Village

I went straight from Hamlet to Exile, with Olivia Colman and Jim Broadbent. Not a bad cast! I really loved this job. And then I did The village with Maxine [Peake]. rabid dogs was at that time too. It felt like the luckiest gig – filming in the sun with my mates, again Phil Glenister, Marc Warren, Max Beasley and Ben Chaplin. It was ridiculously funny to us that we got that gig. We pinched ourselves every day.

American Adventures and the one who got away – The Intruders / The Catch / Game of Thrones prequel

I tried America twice. I did it Intruders for BBC America in 2014 and thought it was a dead certificate – written by the guy who did it X filesled by the The Blair Witch Project dude, starring Mira Sorvino and Millie Bobby Brown, who was about to be huge in stranger things. It was a bestselling novel but I guess it didn’t work out. Maybe it was too complicated at first? But it was a shame, because I had a lot of fun doing it. You’re disappointed in the moment, you expect to do more, but that’s the life of an actor.

Then five years ago we were looking for places in LA just in case The catch went again. It was the Shonda Rhimes Hit Factory, the next big thing for ABC, filming just off Sunset Boulevard – again, you think it’s bound to be a hit. Everyone was great in it. It was a fun, fun, fun job to do and we expected to have to move the family there when they pulled it out. You are therefore in the hands of higher powers.

And then, of course, there was the The iron Throne thing. I did the pilot for the prequel, the one that cost what, $130 million? It had SJ Clarkson directing, a great cast and once you’ve had the fourth costume fitting and the 20th person tells you it’s definitely going to be 99.99% huge, you’re already to celebrate. I thought, I’ll see you in Belfast and in the meantime, I’m going to move my family, see schools. Then suddenly, the rug is pulled. Everyone was shocked. You can never become dependent on a certain job.

A New Decade – Grace/Crime

… that’s why I’m very lucky to do Grace in Brighton. With Grace, I was able to dive into the source material, the Peter James books, so it’s easy to get inside her head. And it’s a tried and true, hugely successful method of storytelling, so all we had to do was not mess it up.

The character was intriguing. There’s stuff with his personal life – his wife is missing – but he’s not so tortured that he can’t do his job. I love that he is so dedicated. And this series, he’s approaching a mortuary assistant, like you do. They start flirting with corpses!

When I was younger, I was quite impatient. Now I’m happy to work, so I want to do more. Especially because we moved here during lockdown. We had already planned it, by the way. We didn’t do it just for show. So it was a happy coincidence.

But I’m always looking for variety – and Crime was so heavy. The writing was fabulous. Working with Irvine Welsh was really special, as was filming with Dougray Scott. And it was an opportunity to work with director David Blair for the first time since The lakes. But it was so dark. One of those where you have to scrub down with a wire brush at the end of every day of shooting just to get the guy out of your head. I wasn’t sure if I could play it or if I really wanted to go, it was so dark. But what a contrast to Grace – a good guy, clean-shaven. Very, very nasty, fantastic stubble…

Grace airs Sunday nights on ITV

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Music versus games: which is more popular? https://www.urbanartadventures.com/music-versus-games-which-is-more-popular/ Fri, 06 May 2022 15:54:08 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/music-versus-games-which-is-more-popular/ For decades, the music and gaming industries have been growing in popularity. However, which is the most popular? Whether you’re a music fanatic or a video game enthusiast, you might be interested in learning a few cool things about the two respective hobbies. We’ll take a look. Video games are more popular than music and […]]]>

For decades, the music and gaming industries have been growing in popularity. However, which is the most popular?

Whether you’re a music fanatic or a video game enthusiast, you might be interested in learning a few cool things about the two respective hobbies. We’ll take a look.

Video games are more popular than music and Combined movies

It may come as a surprise, but games have become more popular than music. Not only that, but it also became more popular than the movies.

According to USA Today, the gaming industry grew by 27% in 2020, reaching $56.9 billion in revenue – a total sum greater than music and movies combined.

There are several reasons for this. This is mainly because the game is more varied. There are sports games, adventure games and even Australia online slots that people can play. It’s an exciting choice of choices.

People now play video games professionally

Video games have become so popular that people are now pursuing them as a full time career.

For example, many people post gaming content on YouTube and Twitch, which then allows them to generate revenue. Compared to the music industry, it’s apparently much easier to make money producing gaming content.

Not only that, but many gamers also participate in professional tournaments (called “eSports”) where they compete for real prizes. These tournaments usually attract millions of viewers, which also helps to increase popularity levels.

Listening to music is still popular – and it’s mainly thanks to streaming services

The way people listen to music has changed dramatically over the past decade.

Now CDs are no longer popular. Instead, the average music fan has at least one streaming service subscription. Popular examples include:

  • Apple Music
  • Spotify
  • youtube music

These platforms are modern and fun, which helps keep the music popular among young and old. Moreover, they allow users to create and customize their own playlists, which also helps to keep people engaged.

Vinyl records are becoming popular again

Black Sabbath Vinyl Box

Unless you’ve been living on Mars for a few years, you’ll know that vinyl records are back.

Today, millions of people collect vinyl records again, from the United States to all of Europe.

This helps keep the industry in a competitive state. Sure, it’s not as popular as gaming, but that certainly helps keep it up there.

Now, if you take a look on Google, you’ll see that vinyl record stores are popular in most major cities. On top of that, you’ve probably seen at least a few friends posting pictures of their vinyl record collections to you on Instagram, as it’s become a major hobby for people again.

Conclusion – The game wins, but the music is still popular

Gambling is one of the most popular pastimes around today. However, music isn’t going away anytime soon, as the industry still generates tons of money every year. Moreover, more than 180 million people are subscribed to Spotify, which shows that the streaming industry still has a long way to go.

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Up Up and Away Florida Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival returns to Lakeland https://www.urbanartadventures.com/up-up-and-away-florida-hot-air-balloon-and-music-festival-returns-to-lakeland/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:06:38 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/up-up-and-away-florida-hot-air-balloon-and-music-festival-returns-to-lakeland/ The Up Up and Away Florida Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival returns for the second year this weekend. The three-day event will be held at the Sun ‘N Fun campus in Lakeland. “Their Sun ‘N Fun facility is just perfect for hosting a hot air balloon festival,” said executive director Ron Clukey. Clukey launched […]]]>

The Up Up and Away Florida Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival returns for the second year this weekend. The three-day event will be held at the Sun ‘N Fun campus in Lakeland.

“Their Sun ‘N Fun facility is just perfect for hosting a hot air balloon festival,” said executive director Ron Clukey.

Clukey launched Up Up and Away Florida, a non-profit organization, in 2019. The first festival was held in February 2020 with an attendance of nearly 25,000 people.

The festival was canceled in 2021 due to the pandemic, but Clukey expects over 35,000 people.

More people mean more entertainment.

“We bring more entertainment throughout the day because the hot air balloons only fly in the early morning and then late afternoon,” Clukey said.

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Music festival forces change to Maryland summer dates https://www.urbanartadventures.com/music-festival-forces-change-to-maryland-summer-dates/ Tue, 03 May 2022 18:42:00 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/music-festival-forces-change-to-maryland-summer-dates/ Pimlico Infield | Christina Bossinakis By TD Thornton A two-day electronic dance music festival at Pimlico Racecourse has forced a rescheduling of dates for the first regularly scheduled summer race at the Baltimore track in 17 years. The August 6-7 moonrise, which is billed as one of the East Coast’s premier ‘rave’ gatherings, drew an […]]]>

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A two-day electronic dance music festival at Pimlico Racecourse has forced a rescheduling of dates for the first regularly scheduled summer race at the Baltimore track in 17 years.

The August 6-7 moonrise, which is billed as one of the East Coast’s premier ‘rave’ gatherings, drew an estimated 30,000 people to the Pimlico infield each summer between 2014 and 2019, without conflict. with the horse racing calendar. This is because the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) chose at the time to race during the summer months at Pimlico’s sister track, Laurel Park.

According to a unanimous vote of approval by the Maryland Racing Commission (MRC) at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the nine August 5-21 race dates that were previously assigned to Pimlico will now go to Laurel. Following the seven-date meeting of the Maryland State Fair at Timonium from August 26 to September 26. On the 5th, the circuit will move to Pimlico to stage nine dates between September 9th and 25th. Then Laurel will start running again all fall and winter.

In 2020, the Moonrise event was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2021 Pimlico had to host races from April to August due to Laurel’s emergency closure to install a new main track, but there was no conflict with the gig as it still could not be on pandemic precautions.

In October 2021, when the MRC approved a 22-date race schedule that included a regular August meet at Pimlico for the first time since 2005, the status of the gig was unknown.

One of the intentions of moving the mid-summer competition from Laurel to Pimlico this year was to give the Laurel grass course a break during the hottest time of year in Maryland.

Instead, Laurel will race from June through August without rest while taking on neighboring Colonial Downs in Virginia, which hosts a grass-centric summer meet from July 11 through September. 7.

Moonrise will feature over 50 artists over two days, highlighted by Zedd, Rezz, Adventure Club, Excision, Chris Lake, Zeds Dead, FISHER, Moore Kismet and Dom Dolla. Two-day general admission tickets start at $130.

Racing fans browsing the artist list will notice that a solo artist goes by the stage name “Trivecta”.

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This story was posted in Top News and tagged Adventure Club, Chris Lake, Colonial Downs, Dom Dolla, Excision, FISHER, Laurel Park, Maryland Jockey Club, Moore Kismet, Pimlico, Rezz, Trivecta, Zedd, Zeds Dead.

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Bilal Maqsood’s Debut Single ‘Naya Naya’ Is Coming Very Soon – Music https://www.urbanartadventures.com/bilal-maqsoods-debut-single-naya-naya-is-coming-very-soon-music/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 02:14:17 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/bilal-maqsoods-debut-single-naya-naya-is-coming-very-soon-music/ Musician Bilal Maqsood finally releases his debut single “Naya Naya” and it is out ahead of schedule. Although the entire fanbase was crushed when Strings called him last year, we welcome all of Maqsood’s musical endeavors with open arms. The singer has posted a poster for his song which appears to be excerpts from a […]]]>

Musician Bilal Maqsood finally releases his debut single “Naya Naya” and it is out ahead of schedule. Although the entire fanbase was crushed when Strings called him last year, we welcome all of Maqsood’s musical endeavors with open arms.

The singer has posted a poster for his song which appears to be excerpts from a music video – at least we hope there’s a music video, fingers crossed! — and captioned it, “First single ‘Naya Naya’ coming very, very soon!”

Looks like we’re not the only ones getting excited about the “very very”. Actor Ushna Shah expressed his happiness over the news in the comments section.

Someone even called the update “advancing Eidi”. Maqsood shared it on his Instagram story.

Strings’ 33-year journey came to an end in March last year and co-founder Faisal Kapadia decided to step in and explain why they decided to part ways with a band that sparkled with greatness until at the very end. In an interview in July 2021, he explained why it was time to move on.

“You really don’t want to end it because it’s your thing, and especially after the 30 album, things were going well. Strings that we were playing on the biggest platforms, doing the biggest shows and everything,” he explained. “But it was precisely at a time like this that we had to make that decision, cut the cord . Otherwise we [would] start to descend gradually, it is an automatic process in itself. When you want to cherish it, you cherish it to a climax.”

The days of Maqsood making stage appearances with his bandmates may be over, but he still has a lot to show the world. Last month, he released eight original Urdu nursery rhymes, written and composed by him and accompanied by lovely animations. He said his only goal is to provide Pakistani children with quality Urdu content.

Maqsood’s journey as a solo artist has led him to explore new avenues. He sang covers of songs on his piano at home and posted them on Instagram. He took on the role of music producer and ran a groovy, groovy Soundstation. He revamped the jingle of a well-known tea advertisement and most recently collaborated with SomeWhatSuper for Pakistan Super League franchise, Quetta Gladiators. All of this he did with his upcoming songs in the pipeline.

In an interview with ICON earlier this year, he revealed what the music he was working on would sound like: “The new songs I’ve been working on are all uplifting, lighthearted, desi pop.” He revealed that he was also preparing for live performances. “I’m also preparing my live band and getting ready to go on stage, alone, for the very first time. I don’t know when that will be though.

Kapadia spoke to Pictures more recently and said he never thought he would have a solo musical journey, but now that he’s in it, it’s very exciting. He expressed a desire to learn more and go through an “organic” reinvention. “The phase of my life where I am now, getting a hit song or gaining popularity is no longer a priority. The priority is to improve my ‘musician-ship’. I want to try new things. I want to do new musical experiences. I want to work with new people. Every project and every new thing that I try is going to take a lot of learning, so that’s the exciting part for me right now,” he said. .

And it looks like Kapadia followed through on her desire to explore new territory by landing a song in Coke Studio season 14, alongside rap artists Talha Anjum and Talhah Yunus of Young Stunners. Their collaboration was for the song ‘Phir Milenge’ which was just the right mix of groovy and emotional. Interestingly, it was Coke Studio that made Kapadia consider a solo career.

“I never thought I would have a solo career until I got a call from Xulfi to do a song for Coke Studio,” he said. “I tried to convince myself after that. I said to Xulfi: ‘You know that Strings has been a part of my life for over 33 years and mein toh sochta hee nai hun key mein kuch hun [I don’t even think I’m something on my own]. Without Strings, I don’t even want to consider anything”. I kept talking to him and he was like ‘you should do it, it’s important’. We talked generally about the music and its philosophy, and I shared mine and I think in this case, that call made me realize that I had to make music again, not for the fame or the money or whatever, no, but for the sake of learning.”

Although the two artists have gone their separate ways, they seem to be headed in directions filled with surprises for their fans and adventures for themselves, so we can’t help but accept the end of an era where the breakup of the group was. Plus, Strings will live on forever – through their music and through the undying love of their fans.

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Things to do in South Bend include ArtWalk, “Baby Shark”, film music https://www.urbanartadventures.com/things-to-do-in-south-bend-include-artwalk-baby-shark-film-music/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 09:00:37 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/things-to-do-in-south-bend-include-artwalk-baby-shark-film-music/ There’s a baby shark at the Lerner in Elkhart, while an alien and a swaggering archaeologist surface at the Morris in South Bend this weekend. Other highlights include a comedy about social issues, a thriller, and a walk through the arts. For more things to do this weekend, visit southbendtribune.com or check out Joseph Dits’ […]]]>

There’s a baby shark at the Lerner in Elkhart, while an alien and a swaggering archaeologist surface at the Morris in South Bend this weekend. Other highlights include a comedy about social issues, a thriller, and a walk through the arts. For more things to do this weekend, visit southbendtribune.com or check out Joseph Dits’ Outdoor Extras column here for more information on wildflowers, hiking and fishing.

ArtWalk returns April 28 to downtown Elkhart

ELKHART – The monthly ArtWalk returns from 5-8 p.m. on April 28 in downtown Elkhart.

Several changes are in effect for this year, including moving the date from Wednesday to the last Thursday of the month from April to October and Premier Arts becoming the event manager.

New highlights include the following:

• Dance the night away with That’s Dancing with live lessons and demos every month.

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The BBC Proms hold their first-ever musical video game performance https://www.urbanartadventures.com/the-bbc-proms-hold-their-first-ever-musical-video-game-performance/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 09:36:00 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/the-bbc-proms-hold-their-first-ever-musical-video-game-performance/ This year, The Proms will host the first-ever musical performance dedicated to video games in its program, titled From 8-Bit to Infinity. With eight weeks of classical and orchestral music, The BBC Proms is one of the most famous and prestigious music festivals in the world. The long-running festival of shows brings together musicians […]]]>

This year, The Proms will host the first-ever musical performance dedicated to video games in its program, titled From 8-Bit to Infinity.

With eight weeks of classical and orchestral music, The BBC Proms is one of the most famous and prestigious music festivals in the world. The long-running festival of shows brings together musicians and conductors from around the world to perform in over 70 shows over its duration.

This year will mark the first time that the show’s music calendar will make a place dedicated to video game music. Prom 21, held in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, is considered the first-ever Gaming Prom. Taking place on Monday August 1, it will feature the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by conductor Robert Ames performing a selection of pieces and video game clips.

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“Fantasy worlds, epic adventures, complex characters and huge moral choices – the video game universe is a natural match for orchestral music, and in the 21st century, games have created a huge and passionate global audience for some of the most lively, ambitious and inventive music currently written for a symphony orchestra,” reads the event description.

“In this first-ever Gaming Prom, Robert Ames – best known at the Proms for his explorations of science fiction and electroacoustic music – takes an electronically expansive Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on an odyssey of classic 1980s console titles, passing by Jessica Curry haunting soundscapes at the first European concert of Hildur Guðnadóttir and Sam Slater’s score music for Battlefield 2042.”

Curiously, the poorly received Battlefield 2042 soundtrack seems to have been chosen as the main modern aspect of the orchestral collection. The 14 minutes of Battlefield music will be accompanied by tracks from the soundtrack of Death Esther by Jessica Curry, Kingdom Hearts by Yoko Shimomura and Shadow of the Colossus by Kow Otani. The full schedule for the show has yet to be announced.

Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture composer Jessica Curry is no stranger to promoting video game music on the BBC. She previously hosted BBC Radio 3’s Sound of Gaming program which spotlights brilliant video game tracks and invites composers to discuss their thought processes and favorite tunes.

The BBC Proms will take place from Friday 15 July. The event will culminate with the famous Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, September 10. Tickets for the event are now available, with prices ranging from £14 to £62 depending on seating. .

Henry Stenhouse is serving an eternal sentence as associate editor of AllGamers. He spent his youth studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a doctorate in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love for Super Smash Bros. by email to henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch it on Twitter.


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May at Cresset: Music and dance at the Shrektacular https://www.urbanartadventures.com/may-at-cresset-music-and-dance-at-the-shrektacular/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 06:58:49 +0000 https://www.urbanartadventures.com/may-at-cresset-music-and-dance-at-the-shrektacular/ Giovani Pernice – It’s me The busy month at the Bretton venue kicks off on May 1 with the 2022 UKSDC East Anglia Street Dancing Championships. Street dancing teams, break dancers, lockers and poppers will compete for a series of medals and prizes in this action-packed street dancing competition. Giovanni Pernice – It’s Me Register […]]]>
Giovani Pernice – It’s me

The busy month at the Bretton venue kicks off on May 1 with the 2022 UKSDC East Anglia Street Dancing Championships.

Street dancing teams, break dancers, lockers and poppers will compete for a series of medals and prizes in this action-packed street dancing competition.

Giovanni Pernice – It’s Me

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Strictly Come Dancing favorite and 2021 Strictly Champion Giovanni Pernice returns with an all-new show paying tribute to the music and dances that inspired Giovanni’s career.

Soul Sisters – The Musical

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Soul Sisters is an uplifting new soul musical that will take you on a journey of success, survival and sisterhood, starring Sugababes Amelle Berrabah, Bad Girls’ Nicole Faraday and Wendi Harriott (The Voice) as three friends during of a visit to a classic Soul Weekender summer camp.

Join the craic as this award-winning seven-piece Irish band cover songs from The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, Daniel O’ Donnell, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Van Morrison and many more, in their own unique style and optimistic. style.

Get ready for Shrek from PODS

Get ready for the music of a generation brought to life by fantastic voices, awesome costumes and of course; all the dance moves you know and love.

From Take That to Oasis, Spice Girls to Supergrass, get ready for this non-stop 90s extravaganza.

Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall will bring the sea to the stage – with his brand new stage show Ocean, promising to wow audiences of all ages.

Ocean is a love letter to our planet’s most exciting environment – and a great way to learn more about what we need to do to save our seas. Using stunts, experiments, props, cutting-edge science and big-screen footage from his two decades in television, Steve will bring the icons of the Big Blue to life.

The History of Guitar Heroes

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One of the first live concert experiences in the UK, The Story of Guitar Heroes has won critical acclaim both at home and abroad for its incredible tribute to some of the most influential and iconic guitarists. of the last 50 years of popular music.

The show spans five decades, from 1950s rock & roll to the most creative and inspiring guitar heroes of the modern era.

Featuring some of the world’s most incredible illusionists, including Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jamie Raven, Britain’s Got Talent 2020 finalists James & Dylan Piper, award-winning magician Oliver Tabor, highly acclaimed magic duo The Glamourists and illusionist from world speed Kayden Black.

Experience exclusive tricks, jaw-dropping magic and jaw-dropping illusions in this insanely brilliant live show, complete with an explosive finale!

Featuring acclaimed vocal performances, stunning costume replicas and iconic dance routines, The Take That Experience recreates the magic of Take That live on stage with their ‘Greatest Hits Tour’.

This incredible show features hit after hit from Take That’s career that spans three decades – from classic 90s hits to their most recent triumphs.

Get out your flares and platform shoes for this spectacular cabaret show!

Taking you back to the 1970s, the talented performers present numbers from ABBA, The Bay City Rollers, Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, ELO, Queen, The Jackson Five and many more.

Red chilli pipers

There’s never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers – the most famous pipe band on the planet – with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock “.

PODS presents SHREK the Musical

Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…

So begins the story of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a cunning donkey and a feisty princess who resists his rescue.

Add a hot-tempered villain, an attitude-packed cookie, and more than a dozen other misfits, and you’ve got a spectacular production that turns the fairy tale world upside down in a must-watch musical. comedy.

Based on the Academy Award-winning DreamWorks animated film, SHREK The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all-new songs and a jaw-dropping story that will delight audiences of all ages!

Peterborough’s oldest comedy club, this hilarious evening features four of the best up-and-coming comedians in an intimate club-style environment – come have a laugh and get a chance to see the next big thing on organize!

Tickets: www.cresset.co.uk

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