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Lincoln Centre Jazz Band best around

April
16
,
2016
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THIS WEEK on Richmond and all that Jazz, some big band music, something we don’t hear much anymore. In my opinion the best big band jazz around these days is the Lincoln Centre Jazz Band, led by Wynton Marsalis.  Both the ensemble...

Cantabile sings Divas and Divos

April
7
,
2016
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Cantabile Singers perform their spring concert Saturday, April 9, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The concert, starting at 7 p.m., is called Divas and Divos II. Under the direction of Chris Linton, the chorus promises to put a...

KSO pops concert plays The Eagles

March
30
,
2016
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They swooped out of country rock in the early ’70s and soared among the giants of rock ’n roll. Hits of the Eagles will be performed at Sagebrush Theatre April 15-16 when Kamloops Symphony teams up with Jeans ‘n Classics...

ALL THAT JAZZ - What 1959 meant to jazz

March
19
,
2016
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AGAIN, SOMETHING different, a kind of primer on modern jazz.  I want to take you to a site that says; “1959 The Year that Changed Jazz.” If you read the remarks it will explain what it’s all about.  Four albums...

Quartet gives percussive take on Carmen

March
10
,
2016
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Four soloists will perform with a stunning array of percussion instruments for Kamloops Symphony’s next Masterworks performance on Saturday, March 12.  The performance is named after the Vancouver-based quartet Fringe Percussion who...

Sam Roberts Band plays Sun Peaks

March
9
,
2016
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Sun Peaks is welcoming the Sam Roberts Band at the resort's annual summer concert series, July 8-10. The six-time Juno Award winning group will takes the stage in the village, performing fan favourites such as Brother Down and Bridge to...

Beatles' producer George Martin dies at 90

March
9
,
2016
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LONDON — George Martin, the Beatles' urbane producer who quietly guided the band's swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, has died, his management said Wednesday. He was 90. ...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Guitarist Barney Kessel

March
6
,
2016
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THIS WEEK on Richmond and All That Jazz I’m going to feature a guitar player.  There are many great jazz guitar players, but let’s take them one at a time.  I’m starting with one of my favourites, Barney Kessel. I...

Pianist back for concertos five years later

March
4
,
2016
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A young B.C. classical pianist who overcame a physical setback early in life returns to Kamloops to perform Beethoven and Grieg concertos this weekend with Thompson Valley Community Orchestra. Five years to the day after he played the first...

Series takes on Beethoven's dark lyricism

February
23
,
2016
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An epic piano trio by Beethoven opens the next concert in KSO’s New Gold Chamber Music series on Saturday, Feb. 27. The performance in TRU’s Alumni Theatre begins with one of Beethoven’s most epic piano trios known as Archduke...