A ZAIA fan has recorded their own rendition of the song NOI from the show, complete with photos from the Zaia theater performances and pics of the band. (Hey, I’m in those pics!). Chicago Rose who performs this song in the show with the cast says “I love it”. And I think it’s pretty darn [...]
“We Are All Connected” was made from sampling Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, The History Channel’s Universe series, Richard Feynman’s 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye’s Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking’s Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to [...]
This 10-part series takes an in-depth look at the process of bringing Shrek to Broadway through interviews with the Tony Award-winning creative team and cast, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive content.
I did not like this piece on first listen – then I read about it’s background: the description of Janacek’s unrequited love and pining. And now the piece is very powerful to me. Janacek once wrote: “I maintain that a pure musical note means nothing unless it is pinned down in life, blood and locale; [...]
A montage of the clowns of Cirque Du Soleil. I see Dimitri Hatton here from our ZAIA Cirque show doing his Montgolfiere passage and “Mad Conductor” act. I’m sure that Onofrio Colucci is also in this video but I’m not sure which clown he is (formerly with “O” and Zaia, currently with ZED in Tokyo). [...]
Leonard Bernstein. Young people’s concerts. What is Orchestration?. March 8, 1958 Bernstein discusses orchestration beginning with Rimsky-Korsakov live performance examples. He also plays examples of bad orchestration.
Compare the two conducting and performance styles for Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Top video is concluding part two of Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture performed by the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Mark Elder at the Royal Albert Hall during the Nations Favourite Prom 2004 Bottom video is the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
In this interview with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust survivor Rabbi Gerd Jacob (Zwienicki) Wiener shares his memories of Kristallnacht, the November 1938 pogroms.
A young man with no disabilities and many abilities! This should inspire most people to be thankful for what we’re given and to realize most of our limitations are decided by ourselves. And I think his Claire De Lune sounds pretty good!
12 year old Shaheen auditions for the judges on Britains Got Talent 2009 singing Whose Loving You by Michael Jackson. There’s a great lesson in this video clip. There’s a tendency to think of artists as having a certain talent level – like someone has great talent or mediocre. It all depends on the application; [...]
Penn & Teller talk about how the only way they feel world peace is to be achieved. From the Penn and Teller show “Bullshit”.
The Creationism segment from Penn and Teller’s “Bullshit” show. Includes footage of Duane Gish from the Insitute of Creation Research and also the Cobb County school board in their voting process to include creationism as part of the school science curriculum. One of the other websites I run is a bible discussion website. The Creation [...]
A friend told me about the Bach improvisations by Bobby McFerrin. Here’s one of them. And here’s McFerrin doing the Gound/Bach Ave Maria.
Here is a segment from the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special featuring Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia singing an ode to “Life Day” – the Star Wars Universe’s answer to Christmas. This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, November 17th 1978.From 1978, the Star Wars Holiday Special about the celebration of “Life Day”, the [...]
Read more info on Buck Owens at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Owens I was reading on that link about Buck Owens, the Bakersfield Sound, the death of his guitar wingman Don Rich, and the revival of his career with Dwight Yoakum. There are some great videos of Buck Owens and Don Rich on YouTube. Here’s a couple videos I enjoyed [...]
Indian movie stars at the “green carpet” outside the ZAIA Cirque Du Soleil Theater in Macau, China at the Sands Venetian June 11, 2009. The Bachchan family, as well as other dazzling stars, are greeted on the green carpet for the 10th Annual IIFA awards in Macau. In this “part one” video you will also see [...]
Check this out: A clip from the Beverly Hillbillies featuring Alan Reed, the voice of Fred Flintstone, yabbadabbadoo! You’ll be watching a real person, but swear it’s Fred!
47 Year old Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables. Embedding for most of the videos has been disabled, probably because of the high traffic, but you can watch a video clip of her on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luRmM1J1sfg It’s [...]