‘Quarantine soirees’: classical music and opera to stream at home

With concert halls and opera houses closed due to coronavirus, organisations and musicians across the world are live-streaming concerts from their homes, or from empty halls, and opening up their digital archives so that every one can still access their music. This page is being updated daily. Please email us (details at end) of things we have missed, or tell us in the comments section. Operas and concerts on demand Arts and culture streaming platform bonking bunnies and all). Other must-sees include Arvo Prts Adams Passion, and Opera Norths award-winning production of Jonathan Doves childrens opera, Pinocchio. Registration (and thus credit card details) are required to activate the free trial period, but you can cancel anytime I am assured. Daniel …

‘It almost destroyed me’: behind New York’s greatest nightclub, Studio 54

In a new exhibition, Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager goes back to the late 70s to explore the highs and lows of the celebrity-packed hotspot Ian Schrager has seen many things in his life, but nothing quite like this. The 73-year-old Studio 54 co-founder is freaking out on the phone. Its funny after 40 years! Forty years! he exclaims. Doing an exhibition on Studio 54? In a world-class museum? I dont think anyone would have believed that but they were too busy dancing. The sprawling exhibition documentary on Netflix and a co-founders were jailed for tax evasion in 1980. I was lucky enough to get a in 2017, by then president Barack Obama. Now, theres this exhibition. It was in …

This is the Coolest Sounding Instrument You Will Hear Today

Musician Marc Chouarain gives a brief demonstration and overview of a fascinating instrument called a Cristal Baschet, which he uses when composing music for film soundtracks. The contemporary musical instrument was developed in 1952 by the brothers Bernard and François Baschet. Metal rods are embedded in a heavy plate to form the elements. Each metal rod is accompanied by an attached glass rod. The metal rod’s length, weight and position at the equilibrium point determine the sound’s pitch. The glass rod is gently stroked with a wet finger to produce sound. You can learn more about the instrument here. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Billie Eilish Protests Body Shaming in Concert by Taking Off Her Shirt

At a concert in Miami on Monday, Billie Eilish surprised her fans with a spoken word interlude. The singer, for whom baggy clothes have become a calling card, took off her shirt and performed a monologue about sexism and body shaming. Fan videos from the Miami show captured Eilishs pre-recorded spoken word video, which the singer played on a large screen. Some fans shared the full text of Eilishs speech, which she began by murmuring, You have opinionsabout my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me, but I feel you watchingalwaysand nothing I …