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Alicante (Spain), July 9 (Ians/Efe) Guitarist Al Di Meola will be the opening act at the 16th Fijazz International Jazz Festival in this Mediterranean city.
Arturo Sandoval, Michel Camilo, James Carter, Gregory Porter, Al Jarreau and Branford Marsalis are also scheduled to perform during the July 9-23 event at the Adda auditorium in Alicante, organizers said.
The 2013 edition features artists from the Latin and Anglo jazz traditions in equal measure.
The head of cultural affairs in Alicante province stressed the importance of the festival for the region.
"This year we have made a very solid commitment to the festival and we have expanded the roster of artists, which will allow the public to hear live seven. »
- Machan Kumar
How do you get your anklebiters interested in poetry? Little and often is the approach of this charming new series of five-minute shows, where each episode focuses on a single piece of verse, beginning with Robert Louis Stevenson's The Land Of Counterpane. Each reading is translated into British sign language, and there's music and animation to help bring the pieces alive. Also this week, readings of Gareth Lancaster's Chocolate Cake and I'm Building A Rocket, Kenn Nesbitt's My Dog Ate My Homework and James Carter's Home Maker. Jonathan Wright
Britain's Millionaire Criminals: Channel 4 Dispatches
8pm, Channel 4
Few voters would object to criminals being made to forfeit the profits of their crimes, which is why successive »
- Jonathan Wright, Andrew Mueller, Ben Arnold, David Stubbs, Mark Jones, Gwilym Mumford
Special From Next Avenue
By Suzanne Gerber
Google “ways to discover new music” and no less than 89,800,000 results pop up. Tons of websites, blogs, radio stations broadcasting the old-fashioned way and streamlining online, not to mention music sites like Spotify and Radio Paradise are dedicated to the proposition that all people deserve to discover new tunes.
So why are so many of our needles stuck in the “classic rock” groove, playing the same albums since 1992 -- or 1968? Not that there’s anything wrong with continuing to cherish the music we grew up with. For our generation, it would be hard not to: Some of the most enduring music (at least rock, soul, jazz and blues) was made when we were coming of age. But what I find frustrating is the misbegotten mindset that nothing new is worth listening to. »
- Next Avenue
3 items from 2013
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