Music performer – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:23:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://michaeldorf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/default1.png Music performer – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ 32 32 Why parents should watch Molly Kidz TV from children’s presenter and performer Molly Wellon https://michaeldorf.org/why-parents-should-watch-molly-kidz-tv-from-childrens-presenter-and-performer-molly-wellon/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 00:25:46 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/why-parents-should-watch-molly-kidz-tv-from-childrens-presenter-and-performer-molly-wellon/ Every parent wants to give their children nothing but the best. While you can do it for your child, seeing them smile and be happy comes with great satisfaction and fulfillment that is difficult to express. Children cherish the happy times in their lives, which mainly consist of singing, dancing, jumping up and down, and […]]]>

Every parent wants to give their children nothing but the best. While you can do it for your child, seeing them smile and be happy comes with great satisfaction and fulfillment that is difficult to express. Children cherish the happy times in their lives, which mainly consist of singing, dancing, jumping up and down, and making all kinds of noises.

However, some parents find it difficult to provide happiness for their children while continuing with their daily routine. This creates the need to find other ways to entertain your children and engage them in viable activities for children. If you want this type of happiness and joy for your children, then Molly wellon is someone you should check out.

Molly is a renowned children’s entertainer, painting smiles on the faces of children around the world. Molly is a fun, friendly and passionate children’s presenter and performer who finds her way to the top of the world of children’s entertainment. She works with a knowledgeable team to create fun, authentic and interactive children’s songs. Molly has developed catchy and haunting songs and recreated well-known classics that delight children from all walks of life. Her energetic and engaging performances make that she never fails to put a smile on any child.

Molly’s song, dance and interactive performances are also an eye-catching angle for kids. She has mastered the art of grabbing children’s attention and keeping them thrilled throughout her music sessions. Well known for her YouTube channel, Molly kidz tv, she also performs on stage for children and helps them learn and develop. His performances and shows have been a big respite for many children, especially during COVID shutdowns and movement restrictions.

Although she made her children’s debut in 2021 at the Gloworm Festival, Molly has since grown and developed in space to be one of the best children’s entertainers. She recently played for a children’s online learning platform where she exceeded everyone’s expectations. Molly is also exploding on YouTube, with her channel racking up over ten thousand views across multiple videos and with an incredible fan base. Molly was also recently featured on Spotify, Amazon Music, among many other global platforms.

Molly the biggest career challenge was to be linked to a company that would not allow him to realize his full potential. It was an unsatisfying experience that limited his creativity and innovation, forcing him to take the plunge and go solo. It was the best decision as she sought to create amazing songs for preschoolers, taking advantage of her creativity. She now advises others not to be afraid to take risks in whatever they do. Molly believes in chasing your dreams and being ambitious and daring enough to face any number of setbacks that might arise. She also advises people to strive to do their best to help make others smile.

Molly’s ambition is to continue to develop her online presence, particularly on YouTube Kids. She is also looking forward to performing at more children’s festivals and entertaining more children.

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LilWin voted best performer at Dope 2022 concert in Accra https://michaeldorf.org/lilwin-voted-best-performer-at-dope-2022-concert-in-accra/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:43:02 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/lilwin-voted-best-performer-at-dope-2022-concert-in-accra/ Animation on Friday, January 7, 2022 Source: hotfmghana.com 2022-01-07 play the videoLilwin Multi-faceted Ghanaian celebrity Kwadwo Nkansah, better known as LilWin, on Thursday January 6, 2022 delighted music fans during this year’s Dope concert held at Achimota Mall in Accra. This year’s “Dope Concert” was presented by great artists like Black Sheriff, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, […]]]>

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Multi-faceted Ghanaian celebrity Kwadwo Nkansah, better known as LilWin, on Thursday January 6, 2022 delighted music fans during this year’s Dope concert held at Achimota Mall in Accra.

This year’s “Dope Concert” was presented by great artists like Black Sheriff, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, LilWin, among others. The high-profile event was heavily attended by many people from the Achimota area and surrounding areas.

As usual, the evening’s MC immediately introduced LilWin on stage for him to perform, there were tumultuous cheers from the crowd. The ‘Corner Corner’ crooner delivered a spirited performance to everyone’s admiration.

He took the stage in his well-designed African clothes before removing the outfit, sweaty through his electrifying act. He didn’t put a lot of energy into performing his songs as fans grabbed each one and possessed it.

It was extremely amazing how fans joined him during his performance by dancing and singing alongside him as he dropped his hit songs back to back on stage. His technique on the microphone and his interaction with the tumultuous crowd was pure class. It was extremely amazing

The actor and musician who has never been disappointed with his energetic performances spent 40 minutes on stage – during which he performed his hit songs classically, including “Corner Corner, Ladder,” Meyare “, Oblogo” Mama Boss Papa “, Koti Krom and Pepper. Dém ‘.

Fans who spoke to Hotfmghana.com after the show named him the best performer of the night.

Watch excerpts from her performance in the video below:


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Varalaxmi Sarathkumar joins NBK107, director Gopichand Malineni welcomes “the mighty performer” https://michaeldorf.org/varalaxmi-sarathkumar-joins-nbk107-director-gopichand-malineni-welcomes-the-mighty-performer/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:34:57 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/varalaxmi-sarathkumar-joins-nbk107-director-gopichand-malineni-welcomes-the-mighty-performer/ Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will play a crucial role in Nandamuri Balakrishna’s upcoming film, tentatively titled NBK107. Director Gopichand Malineni checked her social media accounts and welcomed her on board. He wrote: “Welcome to our ‘Jayamma’, the mighty performer, @ varusarath5 aboard # NBK107. Another role that you will all remember with her! “ Responding to Malineni’s […]]]>

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will play a crucial role in Nandamuri Balakrishna’s upcoming film, tentatively titled NBK107. Director Gopichand Malineni checked her social media accounts and welcomed her on board.

He wrote: “Welcome to our ‘Jayamma’, the mighty performer, @ varusarath5 aboard # NBK107. Another role that you will all remember with her! “

Responding to Malineni’s tweet, Varalaxmi wrote: “Supperrrrr excited .. !!!! Can’t wait .. !!!”

NBK107 is Varalaxmi’s second collaboration with director Malineni after Krack, and his first project with Balakrishna. In Krack, she played a character in shades of gray named Jayamma, which won her critical praise.

On the other hand, marking his debut in Tollywood, the actor Kannada Duniya Vijay also joined the film’s cast as an antagonist.

Funded by Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar of Mythri Movie Makers, co-starring action artist Shruti Haasan while Thaman will compose the music. Rishi Punjabi will take care of the cinematography for this project, and acclaimed stunt duo Ram-Laxman will oversee the choreography for the action.

Filming for NBK107 will begin this month.



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The exhibition celebrates the life of artist and performer Leigh Bowery https://michaeldorf.org/the-exhibition-celebrates-the-life-of-artist-and-performer-leigh-bowery/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 20:45:38 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/the-exhibition-celebrates-the-life-of-artist-and-performer-leigh-bowery/ Leigh Bowery in November 1994. Photo: Mike Owen. The Fitzrovia Chapel begins 2022 with a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer Leigh Bowery. Spanning the world of art, fashion and music, Bowery has pushed his body through ever more extreme creations, designed to shock and thrill. […]]]>
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Leigh Bowery in November 1994. Photo: Mike Owen.

The Fitzrovia Chapel begins 2022 with a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer Leigh Bowery.

Spanning the world of art, fashion and music, Bowery has pushed his body through ever more extreme creations, designed to shock and thrill.

As a model, he sat down for painters and photographers: his tall, nude, bald form becoming as recognizable as his extravagant, richly decorated costumes and designs.

He died of AIDS on New Years Eve 1994 at Middlesex Hospital which was once on Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia.

Only his close friend Sue Tilley knew he was sick and he told her that when he died: “Tell them I went to Papua New Guinea to help the natives.

This month, in the Old Chapel of Middlesex Hospital – the only part of the hospital to have survived the wrecking ball – an exhibition of his costumes and portraits will be shown along with a short film featuring interviews with some of his closest friends and collaborators: Nicola Bateman, Sue Tilley, Boy George, Les Child, Richard Torry, David Holah and Lee Benjamin.

Dr Rob Miller, who looked after Bowery when he was at Middlesex, and is now a chapel administrator, will also be interviewed.

Artist Charles Atlas will be playing his film The Legend of Leigh Bowery as part of the exhibition.

Leigh Bowery: Tell them I’ve been to Papua New Guinea. From Friday January 7 to Sunday February 6 2022, at The Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3BF. Entrance is free but tours must be booked in advance.

Lectures and Tours: Nicola Bateman gives a guided tour of the exhibition examining the stories behind the individual costumes (date to be confirmed); Sue Tilley (Close friend and biographer of Bowery) in conversation with Gregor Muir (Director of Collections, International Art at Tate Modern) about Bowery‘s life and work, from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Wednesday February 2, 2022. See La chapelle Fitzrovia.


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Name deletion | native of champagne, a Grammy nominated artist | Columns https://michaeldorf.org/name-deletion-native-of-champagne-a-grammy-nominated-artist-columns/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/name-deletion-native-of-champagne-a-grammy-nominated-artist-columns/ Christopher Otto, native of champagne, co-founder of the JACK Quartet, nominated for the Grammy Awards. Beowulf Sheehan Christopher Otto and the rest of the JACK Quartet, which he co-founded, will learn next month whether they can add a Grammy Award to their list of accolades. The quartet is nominated in the category Best chamber music […]]]>





Christopher Otto, native of champagne, co-founder of the JACK Quartet, nominated for the Grammy Awards.




Christopher Otto and the rest of the JACK Quartet, which he co-founded, will learn next month whether they can add a Grammy Award to their list of accolades.

The quartet is nominated in the category Best chamber music / small ensemble for the album “Lines Made by Walking”.

A native of Champaign, Otto said the quartet would not attend the ceremony. They will be on the road in spectacle.

One victory would be added to the recognition list for the classical music ensemble. The quartet was selected as the 2018 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America.

He has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Louvre in France, and the Bali Arts Festival in Indonesia.

Named after the initials of the founding members, the quartet has already received widespread acclaim.

The New York Times calls JACK “our premier quartet for new music.” They are the “superheroes of the new world of music,” according to the Boston Globe, while the Washington Post calls them “the essential quartet of contemporary music, combining impeccable musicality with intellectual ferocity and a sense of irreproachable commitment. . “

Exhilarating stuff for Otto, who attended Saint-Jean Lutheran School in Champaign before high school at Urbana Uni High.

While saying that his parents (Rosalee Otto and the late John Otto) were not musicians, they were still “quite musical”.

They grew up Mennonite.

“They sing in harmony with four voices in church,” said Otto. “They were able to know enough to read the notes.”

Otto had started piano lessons at the age of 5 and added the violin, which he played in the quartet, a few years later, inspired by his older brother, Jeremy, who also played the instrument.

“I really really got into it and listened to a lot of music,” he said.

As he started to write music at “probably 8 or 9” he said he was not able to hear much, if at all, of his music played at first.

“I had a friend who played the piano and we played each other’s pieces together,” said Otto, noting that it wasn’t until college that he got to hear his music more often. From now on, a large audience hears his work performed.

“I was lucky,” Otto said. “I felt that the Uni High experience, in particular, was great for me to explore my interests. Champaign has the Krannert Center, and I went to concerts there all the time and got involved in the music department at U of I. I used their library a lot. I listened to a lot of new music concerts.






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Otto graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and received a math degree from the University of Rochester before coming to San Diego to begin studies in composition. It was there that he met his future wife, Emily DuFour, cellist.

“Besides music, I’m really interested in math,” he said. “I did a double major in college, and I turned more to music, and I still use math a lot in my compositions. Uni was a great place for me. I am delighted that they are celebrating their 100th anniversary next year.

Otto, who is 38, returned to the East Coast to help start the quartet. The original four members met as students in Eastman.

JACK took a while to settle down. The first jobs consisted of working as a freelance “when there weren’t many paid concerts”.

“Many of our first paid concerts were at American universities in their composition department. We were going to play a bunch of student songs, ”Otto said.

The quartet has also taken part in several European festivals, notably in Germany and Switzerland.

The JACK Quartet was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2008, which enabled it to apply for foundation and government grants for its operations and to fund new plays.

“Now we are paying ourselves a salary on that and have a board of directors,” Otto said. “We have a whole team of managers and a general manager who takes care of some of the administrative work for us and allows us to concentrate on our profession.

The quartet has performed throughout the United States and Asia in addition to their performances in Europe.

Otto lives in the Bronx, NY, with his wife and two children, Obed and Wallace.

“New York is an expensive city for musicians,” he said. “Fortunately, we can live here. There is a lot going on in terms of culture and museums. It’s a big musical community.

Otto said he was surprised by the Grammy nomination, which he learned about in November.

“We made a lot of albums. I think this particular album was one of the more accessible albums.

The composer, John Luther Adams, is a former Grammy winner.

Otto said of JACK: “We are trained in the classical tradition of the string quartet, which includes two violins, a viola and a cello, but we like to focus on pieces written today by living composers and bring new works to the world. . “

He said they were trying to give voice to unheard and under-represented composers and bring music to a wider audience “and try to bring more openness to the music world in general.”

Pair of zones on the Dean of Maryland’s List

Two area residents have been named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

They are Joseph Morton of Savoy and Samantha Wilson of Champaign.

To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the quarter, have achieved a GPA of at least 3.5 for the quarter, and maintained a GPA of 3.5.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, the university has 90,000 students.

Parkland students get flight credentials

Several area residents earned flying degrees from Parkland College’s Institute of Aviation during the college’s fall semester.

Solo for the first time in a Piper Archer:

Andrew Green from Arcola, Aiden Tilstra from Onarga, Cameron Baker from Savoy, Jacob Dunklau from White Heath, Matthew Zinchuk from Champaign and August Stauffer from Urbana

Has obtained the instrument aircraft rating:

Arthur King de Tolono and George Wilson de Champaign

Obtaining the ASEL professional pilot certificate:

Paolo Kinsella from Bement, Zach Chalk from Mahomet and Tallon Myers from Clinton

Obtaining the ASE Flight Instructor Certificate:

Aubrey Glennon de Bement and Armando Collazo Garcia de Champaign

Obtaining the Flight Instructor Instrument Plane:

Ian Kunz from White Heath and Lucas Charles from Sidney

Obtaining the land multi-engine professional pilot certificate:

Ian Kunz from White Heath

Vermilion Farm Bureau rewards three

The Vermilion County Farm Bureau presented three special awards at its 103rd annual meeting in late November.






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John Maudlin, a farmer from the Georgetown area, received the Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award.

Maudlin’s involvement with Farm Bureau dates back to high school when he won a “Why My Dad Belongs to Farm Bureau” essay competition in 1951. He joined the organization in June 1957 and has been a dedicated member ever since.






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Amber Tutwiler has been named the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year winner.

A teacher at Edison Elementary Kindergarten in Danville, she has been teaching in Danville District 118 since 1998, the last 10 in Edison.

She regularly uses Ag in the Classroom, from classroom presentations to farming kits. She also hatches eggs in her classroom every year and enjoys seeing the excitement of the children as the chicks emerge.






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Phyllis Parks of rural Danville was named spokesperson of the year.

Parks have been a part of agriculture for most of its life. She kept the books of the family business of breeding and selling the barn and was a partner in an accounting firm specializing in farm accounting.

This led to a second career as an agricultural broadcaster with WITY radio.






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Swift named Rantoul club student of the month

The Rantoul Exchange Club has named Tayon Swift de Rantoul its pupil of the month for December.

With a GPA of 5.492, Swift ranks fourth in her class of 177 students.

He is the son of Lashaundo and Roberto Swift.

Swift’s athletic activities at RTHS have included football, soccer, cross-country, and indoor and outdoor tracks.

He has been involved in ArtSpeak, National Honor Society, Multicultural, Madrigals, Scholastic Bowl, fall plays and spring musicals, the ACT-SO competition, and solo and ensemble competitions.

Swift was an NHS parliamentarian.

Honors / awards included all-state choir, Division 1 solo and ensemble placements, gold medalist in ACT-So, tri-sport athlete, track from all lectures including the qualification for the state and an honor roll.

Civic and volunteer activities have included registering and monitoring those getting vaccinated at a local COVID clinic, helping with college athletics matches, teaching black youth, sitting dogs for neighbors. , helping with the fine arts department cleanup, singing and helping with the celebration of Juneteeth and marching in rallies and events against gun violence.

His work experience has included the Rantoul Police Department and teaching and mentoring a kindergarten class.

Swift would love to join the Air Force if medically eligible. Otherwise, he would like to attend college in biomedical engineering or nursing.

Kasten on Colgate Dean’s List

Sadie Kasten, Class of 2022 at Colgate University, won the Spring 2021 Dean’s Award with Distinction.

Kasten graduated in geology from Champaign and graduated from Champaign Central High School.

Students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher while taking at least three courses during the 2021 spring semester are awarded the Dean’s Award with Distinction.

Pair of Zones on Milwaukee School Dean’s List

Two area residents – Noah Blue from Urbana and Matthew Ziegler from Mahomet – earned academic honors for the fall term at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Blue was named to the Dean’s List with the highest honors. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Ziegler was named to the Dean’s List. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Undergraduate students who have obtained at least 30 credits and a GPA of 3.20 or above are on the Dean’s List. Students who have maintained a 3.70 or higher receive high honors.


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Which performer are you excited for? – Billboard https://michaeldorf.org/which-performer-are-you-excited-for-billboard/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:01:42 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/which-performer-are-you-excited-for-billboard/ Dick Clark’s New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 is only one day away, and Billboard wants to know who you can’t wait to see play! Billy Porter and Daddy yankee will play dual roles as hosts and performers for the 50th annual televised New Year’s Eve celebration. While hosting the central time zone countdown […]]]>

Dick Clark’s New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 is only one day away, and Billboard wants to know who you can’t wait to see play!

Billy Porter and Daddy yankee will play dual roles as hosts and performers for the 50th annual televised New Year’s Eve celebration. While hosting the central time zone countdown in New Orleans, Porter will deliver a new single on the riverboat Louis Armstrong on the Mississippi River in the city’s historic French Quarter. And for New Year’s EveThe first countdown in Spanish in Puerto Rico, Yankee will give a special performance in his hometown of San Juan.

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Although LL Cool J and Chlöe had to retire from their performances in Times Square, where 17-time host and executive producer of the show Ryan Seacrest will take over with special envoy Liza Koshy, Journey and Karol G stay on NYC programming.

Veteran host Ciara to kick off the Los Angeles party with help from DJ D-Nice and artists AJR (“BANG!” And “Record Player” with Marguerite the Great), Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker (“Sk8er Boi” and “Bite Me”), Grand Boi and Sleeping brown (“The way you move” and “Animalz”), don Omar (“Danza Kuduro” and “Se Menea” with Nio Garcia), French Montana (“FWMGAB” and “Unforgettable”), Macklemore with Ryan Lewis (“Can’t Hold Us” and “Next Year” with Windser), Mae Muller (“Better days” with Polo g, who will perform “Rapstar” and “Smooth Criminal”), Moneskin (“Beggin ‘” and “Mamma Mia”), Masked wolf (“Astronaut in the ocean” and “Pandemonium”), A republic (“Count the stars” and “Run”), and Walker hayes (“Fancy Like” and “AA”).

Dick Clark’s New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 airs live on ABC on Friday, December 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

Starting Thursday, here’s everyone scheduled to perform. Vote for who you can’t wait to see below!

Dick Clark’s New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest is produced by MRC Live & Alternative, which is owned by MRC. MRC and Penske Media are co-parent companies of Billboard.


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Country music performer Gary Allan heads to the live at Coco https://michaeldorf.org/country-music-performer-gary-allan-heads-to-the-live-at-coco/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 21:41:09 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/country-music-performer-gary-allan-heads-to-the-live-at-coco/ Country music artist Gary Allan will perform at the outdoor concert hall at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – Live at Coco – on Thursday March 3, 2022 – 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $ 200 (VIP) and $ 50 (general admission) are available now through Ticketmaster. With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Allan […]]]>

Country music artist Gary Allan will perform at the outdoor concert hall at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – Live at Coco – on Thursday March 3, 2022 – 8 p.m.

Tickets priced at $ 200 (VIP) and $ 50 (general admission) are available now through Ticketmaster.

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Allan won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of steaming vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, he has stayed true to his artistic voice every step of the way.

RUTHLESS, Allan’s first new album in eight years, was released last June. The 13-song album features songs produced by Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Greg Droman, Jay Joyce, and Allan himself.

Allan re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, the house label for his entire 20-plus career. His album, FREE YOURSELF, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also debuted atop the Billboard Country Album chart and produced its fifth country radio chart number with “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)”.

The California native released his debut album, USED ​​HEART FOR SALE, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over eight million albums, has been certified platinum on three consecutive albums and has been certified gold five times.

Allan has five No. 1 country radio hits and 14 Top 10 hits to his name, while amassing over 2.8 billion streams in total. He has been described as “somber and dreamy” in Weekly entertainment, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and considered a “non-conformist” by Rolling stone.

He sold out as the headliner from New York to Los Angeles, appeared on Tonight’s Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fall on, Living with Kelly and Michael, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Poll star and People magazine.


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Performer-producer Williams praised COVID’s ‘kick in the pants’ https://michaeldorf.org/performer-producer-williams-praised-covids-kick-in-the-pants/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 14:30:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/performer-producer-williams-praised-covids-kick-in-the-pants/ Almost all professional musicians around the world have faced the dearth of performing opportunities over the past 22 months. It meant no extra income, no chance to put new material to the test, and none of that special exchange of energy with an audience that can make even the most humble of concerts worth it. […]]]>

Almost all professional musicians around the world have faced the dearth of performing opportunities over the past 22 months. It meant no extra income, no chance to put new material to the test, and none of that special exchange of energy with an audience that can make even the most humble of concerts worth it.

Singer-songwriter, producer and new Sunshine Coast resident Susana Williams has also missed out on that potential, but she’s not complaining about the pandemic.

“COVID kind of kicked me in the pants to look for other ways to continue to be creative and to continue to connect with people,” Williams said in an interview ahead of his appearance with his wife. flamenco dancer, Andrea Williams, at Roberts Creek Legion on December 17th. “I found myself in a position where I had to find ways to continue to be creative that didn’t depend on the traditional way of doing business. “

The traditional way for Williams, in addition to solo performances, meant playing with the popular Latin jazz orchestra Goma Dura and leading the group Rumba Calzada, which she still does.

“During COVID, I co-produced one of my albums, produced an EP (extended play recording), and produced an artist here on the coast. I started composing music for film and television, and got signed to a company in Australia (music distributor Melodie Ltd.), ”Williams said.

Williams’ own album, “We’re a Memory”, is his third as a solo artist and was released in June. In November, Sechelt teacher and singer-songwriter Mariel Yglesias released “La Distancia”, a five-song EP produced by Williams and now on Spotify. This was news Yglesias was eager to share in an email to Coast Reporter.

“You would assume that creating and releasing an album in Sechelt is not easy and that you would have to find producers in Vancouver,” Yglesias wrote. “[Williams] is not just a producer… she trains people to “come out of the closet” with their art and guides them until they are ready to take their music to the world. “

Williams built her home studio in ts’ukw’um (Wilson Creek) after she and Andrea moved to the coast in February. “The Sunshine Coast just ticked all the boxes for us,” she said. “It’s a place where I feel much more peaceful. It creates a lot more space not only personal, but also spiritual, instead of constantly feeling stressed. “

Williams emigrated to Vancouver from her native Venezuela, where she began writing arias and singing professionally in bands at the age of 13. She built a flourishing career there for almost 10 years before personal and political circumstances forced her to leave her native country with her young daughter. It was a more difficult transition than she expected.

“The hardest thing to give up was my music. I naively thought that I was going to be able to move here [and bring] everything I had done, ”Williams recalls. Instead, coming to Canada wasn’t just back to square one, she said, “it was square zero”. She is way past those days now.

“I’m working on my fourth solo album, and it’s coming out next year,” Williams said. “And I have a lot of shows coming up. I already have three shows in Vancouver in January. I’m leaving for Europe for three weeks and then I already have shows in Vancouver also in March.

The next opportunity for Coast audiences to hear Williams will be at an upcoming jazz night on Thursday at the Creek Legion over the winter.


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Patrice LeBlanc: Performer, director, teacher https://michaeldorf.org/patrice-leblanc-performer-director-teacher/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/patrice-leblanc-performer-director-teacher/ Through Dr Charles Smith | to 23 December 2021 Dr Charles SmithDowntown Patrice LeBlanc is one of the most active and creative performing artists in the Gilpin County area. A resident of Central City, Patrice performs as a pianist and jazz singer. She is also a fantastic composer. Patrice composed the very popular and successful […]]]>


Patrice LeBlanc is one of the most active and creative performing artists in the Gilpin County area. A resident of Central City, Patrice performs as a pianist and jazz singer. She is also a fantastic composer.

Patrice composed the very popular and successful Call me Ned musical. This was written with Ed Schoenradt specifically for Frozen Dead Guy Days in the Netherlands. It’s a musical that makes us wonder if Papy Bredo really came back to the Netherlands.

Patrice teaches piano, song and music theory in the region. She was the musical production director of Peak To Peak Players Shrek. Patrice is the general manager of the Belvedere Players. She is a community activist and secretary of the Belvédère Foundation.

His performance experience took shape with a BA in Fine Arts from Loretto Heights College and an MA from Regis University.

For The Ear Mountain she covers central city council meetings and writes articles on the arts and local businesses. She has been working for the newspaper since 2018.

Patrice is dedicated to his community through his musical efforts as well as through his work with The Mountain-Ear.


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Turkish classical music veteran Alaeddin Yavaşca has died aged 95 https://michaeldorf.org/turkish-classical-music-veteran-alaeddin-yavasca-has-died-aged-95/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 09:01:23 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/turkish-classical-music-veteran-alaeddin-yavasca-has-died-aged-95/ Prominent Turkish classical music performer and composer teacher Alaeddin Yavaşca died on Thursday at the age of 95. Yavaşça, recipient of the honorary title of “State Artist” in 1991, was one of the last great figures of the traditional genre to survive, composing 652 pieces throughout his career. Born on March 1, 1926, in the […]]]>

Prominent Turkish classical music performer and composer teacher Alaeddin Yavaşca died on Thursday at the age of 95.

Yavaşça, recipient of the honorary title of “State Artist” in 1991, was one of the last great figures of the traditional genre to survive, composing 652 pieces throughout his career.

Born on March 1, 1926, in the southern province of Kilis, Yavaşca studied medicine and graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1951. During his nearly 40-year career as a gynecologist , Yavaşca served in various hospitals in Istanbul, working as a chief physician at Haseki Hospital before retiring in 1990. He is said to have composed 82 rooms in the hospitals where he worked.

On the Turkish classical music scene, Yavaşca was trained from an early age by renowned masters including Sadettin Kaynak and Münir Nurettin Selçuk. He was accepted to Istanbul Radio as a soloist in 1950 and continued to serve in the Turkish classical music departments of the public broadcaster TRT later in his career.

Yavaşca was one of the founding faculty members of the First Turkish State Conservatory of Music (now part of Istanbul Technical University – ITÜ) in 1976, obtaining the title of professor in 1990.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visits veteran Turkish classical music composer and performer Alaeddin Yavaşca at hospital in Istanbul, Turkey on December 9, 2019 (AA Photo)

An active artist until his last years, Yavaşca was hospitalized with a hip fracture in 2018 and has remained in the hospital since.

The historic house in Kilis where Yavaşca was born is being turned into a museum, while Istanbul City Lines renamed one of its ferries to Yavaşca in 2018.

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