Concert review: Pearl Jam hits Pittsburgh like a lightning bolt
Others oppose it because the musician and some of the organizers oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad. Jandali and others helping to organize the concert said its unfortunate there is division over an event intended to help children. Jandali said the Jewish center was selected for the concert on purpose because he wants people to cross through social and political barriers so we can be human. Stop dividing our noble cause with silly things, he said. Dr. Yahya Basha of West Bloomfield , who is of Syrian descent and a longtime leader in the Arab-American and Muslim-American communities, supports the concert. He said it will highlight the magnitude of the tragedy of Syria. More than 6 million Syrians have been displaced because of the war, including about 2 million refugees who fled the country. There are about 10,000 Syrian Americans in Michigan. John Akouri, a Lebanese-American leader from Farmington Hills who will emcee the event, said: Shame on anyone who brings politics or religion into this concert. Everyone is welcome. This is America. Jandalis parents were reportedly attacked in Syria by forces supporting Assad after he played a song in 2011 calling for freedom.
Fusilier Lee Rigby: Concert held in Bolton in his memory
The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers performed at the concert at Victoria Hall in Bolton on Saturday evening. Fusilier Rigby’s mother, stepfather and sisters all attended. The soldier, from Langley, Middleton, was stabbed to death in the street near Woolwich Barracks in London on 22 May. Organiser Ann-Marie Etherington said the concert was “moving and emotional”. ‘Poignant finale’ About 600 people attended the event, at which the Manchester branch of the Scots Guards Association Pipes and Drums also performed. Ms Etherington, from the Rotary Club of Great Hardwood and Rishton said: “The Fusiliers designed the programme so there was something for everyone, with everything from James Bond theme music to music from shows. “It was very emotional in parts but there was some humour too. “The finale was extremely poignant. The final song was Here’s to the Heroes and then Lee’s two young sisters were presented with a large portrait of him.” She said: “Lee’s mother Lyn told me it had been difficult but she was very moved by it and grateful. She said she was glad she came.” Lee Rigby was a drummer with the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Ms Etherington added: “Victoria Hall has superb acoustics and, with the 50-strong Fusilier band and 12 pipers, it made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.” The 25-year-old soldier had been in the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers since 2006. He was walking to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, when he was struck by a car and then attacked. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, have been charged with his murder. They deny the charges.
Migs Villafuerte about Sarah Geronimo is hot item in print and social media today, Oct. 13, 2013 (Philippine time) but aside from Gov. Migs, the issue that continues to make waves in the internet world is the possible appearance of Matteo Guidicelli in the “Perfect 10” concert. Sarah Geronimo had a blockbuster two-night concert last year. Titled “24/SG The Birthday Concert,” the pop princess serenaded her fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Gerald Anderson was there, he supported Sarah Geronimo. His appearance was one of the highlights of the concert. The venue was almost explode due to the deafening scream of popsters when Sarah Geronimo went down the stage and walk on the floor to thank her friends and supporters. Popsters screamed because of Gerald Anderson. They knew that the pop princess went down the stage not only because of her friends and supporters at the gallery, but also because of Gerald. As you all know, the two of them have had a short-lived romance. Based on the report , Gerald Anderson chose to end his relationship with Sarah Geronimo because of the rules and regulations implemented by Mommy Divine. That was almost a year and a half ago, today, things have changed. The pop princess is now being linked to Matteo Guidicelli who happened to be the boyfriend of Maja Salvador, current girlfriend of Gerald Anderson. Compared to her previous relationship, the pop princess chose to remain silent though there are reports confirming her relationship with Matteo Guidicelli.
Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli will serenade the fans in a concert
When he sang “Pendulum” in his rich baritone, drawing out that great line “Easy come, easy go/easy left me long ago,” there was already a spark of recognition. The band is obviously proud of this one, and with good reason. When they powered through the title track and the breakneck single “Mind Your Manners,” they already sounded like songs from a future “greatest hits” collection. They were paired with the furious “Animal” as an easy compare and contrast to older days. Of course, Pearl Jam is just as effective, or more so, in the mid-tempo zone, making songs like “Nothingman,” “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in Small Town” and “Faithfull” sing-along celebrations. Add to that “Sirens,” a beauty from the new album about the fragility of life, with death right outside the door. “Unemployable” was delivered as “a fate I wish on everybody in Congress,” Mr. Vedder said. Something about “Daughter” made him think of Franco Harris because he inserted a breathy chant of “Let’s Go Franco” into the song, followed by a toast to the running back he said was the best when he was growing up. Pearl Jam, surrounded on all sides in the sold-out house, chose to forego the giant screen approach. There were hanging lantern globes, and a cluster of lights above that looked like a found object sculpture of a metal band’s unreadable logo.
Concert celebrates OBU pipe organ’s 25 years
in Lawrence, Kan., and took over a year to build and install, said Ouida Keck, director of the keyboard studies program at OBU. It has 1,989 pipes, ranging from 16 feet to the size of a pencil. It has 26 stops, 34 ranks, three manuals and a full range of pedals. The numbers mean that the organ is set to play almost any kind of music, thanks to Russell Hodges, who recently retired after 35 years at Ouachita Baptist. The celebration concert is being held to honor Hodges, who played a key role in the selection and installation of the organ 25 years ago. Russell designed it to be a concert instrument, not a church organ, Keck said. The concert will show off what the organ can do. Hodges was the organ teacher, and he taught piano, church music, music theory and general-education courses. He also served as the music librarian for the school, Keck said. Hodges was a member of the American Guild of Organists. The concert will be performed by James David Christie, the organist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 35 years and a professor of organ at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio. We are so fortunate to be able to have an artist of his caliber on our campus, Keck said. While he had played concerts all over the world, this is his first time in Arkansas. Christie is scheduled to perform a variety of styles from throughout music history.