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The Not-so-Sweet Smell of FAIL

All I wanted to do with that skunk was have a frank exchange of viewpoints. But no, Mr. Skunk wanted to exchange something else instead. Why can’t folks just agree to disagree? Via Mike Mozart.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Fail, Gee-ross!, Pups

Critic's Notebook: The Giels of Capitol City prepare for Mozart's 'Abduction'

Mozart fans are in luck. Not only is the Atlanta Opera preparing for a major production of the popular warhorse The Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre, April 4-12, but across town, the much smaller Capitol City Opera is preparing...Show More Summary

Things to see and do, March 25-April 4

It’s a Mozart two-fer.   Capitol City Opera will present a new production of the great composer’s Abduction from the Seraglio this weekend. It is the

Austria in 6 (or More) Cakes: The Pistachio Problem

5 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

For reasons that are hard to track down, the Mozart Kugel – Austria’s famous Mozart Ball chocolate – is filled with pistachio marzipan. Theory: Mozart made several journeys to Italy as a young man and while there, he became fond of pistachios...Show More Summary

4 Trombones

Arnold Schoenberg gave Rudolf Serkin an assignment. Consider the opening of Mozart's A-Minor piano sonata, Schoenberg asked Serkin. What is the right instrumentation for this music, if it were to be scored for orchestral instruments...

Mozart, but with more Klingons

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If Mozart had thought to populate The Abduction from The Seraglio with Vulcans and Klingons, he most certainly would have. Instead, this adaptation was left to Josh Shaw, Artistic Director of the Pacific Opera Project (POP). Read the rest

Review: Georgian Chamber Players use four strong hands for show-stopping “La Valse”

On Sunday afternoon, the Georgian Chamber Players performed a concert of music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Brahms at Kellett Chapel on the campus of

Why Mozart should be on your playlist

I don't listen to classical music very often. If you don't, either, maybe we should start. Here's a summary of a University of Helskinki study of the influence of classical music on our genes, as reported in Science Daily: Although....

Classical Music’s Surprising Effect on Genes Vital to Memory and Learning

How 20 minutes of Mozart affects the expression of genes vital to learning, memory and more... » Continue reading: Classical Music’s Surprising Effect on Genes Vital to Memory and Learning » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from...Show More Summary

A photograph of Mozart's widow?

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"Her hair severely parted, Constanze Weber Mozart looks unsmilingly away from the camera. She appears to be staring at her feet. Next to her is Max Keller, a Swiss composer and old family friend, surrounded by his daughters and the rest of his family. Show More Summary

Magic “Flute”

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

A confession:  I have a real love/ hate relationship with Mozart’s Die Zauberflote.

Advice for Robin Thicke: Cite Mozart, not Marvin Gaye, as your inspiration

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: As a lawyer, I'll offer some (free) legal advice for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, who were found by a jury to have copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" for their 2013 hit "Blurred Lines": ("Ruling that 'Blurred Lines' copied Marvin Gaye song rocks music world," March...

Long before the 'Blurred Lines' verdict, Mozart sampled music for 'The Magic Flute'

A few centuries before Robin Thicke and Pharrell first listened to Marvin Gaye, a young musician in Vienna was looking for inspiration. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart needed a story and a hook for his upcoming opera. So, he borrowed music and...Show More Summary

Move over Mozart: Study shows cats prefer their own beat

As more animal shelters, primate centers and zoos start to play music for their charges, it's still not clear whether and how human music affects animals. Now, a study shows that while cats ignore our music, they are highly responsive to "music" written especially for them.

Cincinnati Sympthony Orchestra Extends Contract of Its Music Director

3 weeks agoEntertainment : ArtsBeat

Louis Langrée may be best known to New York audiences as the music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival and Orchestra and a conductor at the Metropolitan Opera.

Critic's Notebook: March's Top 5

5) Capitol City Opera performs Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," March 27-29, Conant Performing Arts Center. The small opera company takes on Mozart's work, the first full Atlanta performance of the piece in 35 years. 4) Atlanta...Show More Summary

Talent Is a Myth

We've all heard the stories: Mozart composed his first symphony at age 4. Bobby Fischer was a chess grandmaster by 15.  Nadia Com?neci scored a perfect 10 in gymnastics at 14. Child prodigies surround us on TV shows, competitions, and in beauty pageants. Show More Summary

Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled "Gifted?": Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

They say genius is a solitary endeavor. That could be more the exception than the rule. We think of inventor Thomas Edison, alone in his laboratory, discovering the light bulb; Mozart composing in isolation; or Albert Einstein developing the Theory of Relativity in a vacuum. Show More Summary

Sony Pictures TV Signs Deal With French Pay TV Service OCS

The deal includes Amazon series 'Transparent' and 'Mozart in the Jungle' as well as SPT's new superhero series 'Powers.' read more

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