Sorry I sat on the drum riser. Why am I on the stage? Hetfield: Why am I on fire? [Laughs] Hammett: Why is this thing falling towards me? Should I duck? James, I understand you wanted to do a concert doc but something more interesting, but didn’t quite know what, at first? Hetfield: Once we saw that we were financing it and how much it was gonna cost, I started thinking, “We better make this pretty special.” [Laughs] I don’t know how many times we’re going to be able to do this in our careers, but let’s go the extra distance. Lars and I started getting a little freaked out I think we all did that it’s just a 3D concert film. I’ve been to see a few of those, and they’re novel, all right [laughs]. At the end of the day, I don’t know if I’d see it again. If you have a 3D TV at home, maybe, eventually we might get there, but it needed something way more than that.
On Aug. 16 Lisiecki was presented with the Leonard Bernstein Award at a ceremony in Lubeck, Germany. The award, chosen by an illustrious international jury, is given to young musicians for outstanding achievement in classical music. * Laplante, a Juno Award-winner, has also earned prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions and a silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He also performs regularly as an orchestral soloist with symphonies throughout North America and Europe. The organization also has a secondary tier of concerts called The Cecilian Concert Series Presents. These concerts are for local and emerging artists. The CCSP will be comprised of two concerts a pianist Dr. Penny Johnson will perform Bachas Art of Fugue on Nov. 3 while the Armati Strings will be featured on March 1, 2014. Tickets for the World Stage Series can be purchased at Bach & Beyond and Cobb Swanson Music and are also available online (www.dennisweistpiano.ca/ccs/concerts) and by telephone (306-789-8414).
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I am prepared to sing every song I can remember, he announced smoothly. The good news is, were going to sing all the songs. The bad news is, I hope I can remember them. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Richies been crooning the same songs for so long Penny Lover, Truly, Ballerina Girl, Lady that he could probably sing them in his sleep. The same could be said of the members of the predominantly middle-aged crowd. We have known each other a long time, he cooed onstage, flashing a big smile at the ladies in the front row who werent seat-sharing but instead jumping up and down and shrieking. Richie instructed people in the arena to go back in time and reminisce about when they first heard his songs, and where you were, what you were doing and who you were doing it with. From the dreamy looks on many peoples faces, those were some happy memories. What could have been an incredibly sleepy affair with so many slow love songs actually zoomed by, as Richie basked in his former glory, strolling back and forth across the stage, pausing to tell the history of some of his (and the Commodores) most well-known hits, including Still, Stuck On You and Three Times a Lady. Richies voice, strained at some points, still provided enough power for bursts of energy for Dancing on the Ceiling and the island-themed smash All Night Long. Although it was a little unsettling to see Richie (whos Grandpa Lionel now, he reminded everyone, although his grandkids call him Pop Pop) make the hourglass-figure hand motions with Brick House. But Richie embraced the cheesiness, with some especially awkward dancing: lots of hip swivels and pointing of index fingers in the air. Easily winded, he caught his breath a couple times as he soaked in the screams from the audience and wiped the sweat from his forehead with a small towel. No mention was made of his recent return to pop-culture relevance with last years Tuskegee , a compilation of countrified versions of his songs featuring guest stars that include Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean. It was his first No. 1 album in 25 years. Instead, the concert remained all about the past, culminating in a long shout-out to Michael Jackson when Richie closed with We Are the World. Curiously, the feel-good group hug of an evening ended on a somber note.