Xia Junsu Holds An Impressive Concert In Australia

The nightclub 54 Below said Tuesday it will present two world-premiere concert performances of Hit List on Dec. 9 featuring some of the stars from the series, including Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Later Tuesday, the 150-seat nightclub said both shows had sold out in an hour. Tickets were $55 plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. On the second season of Smash, the musical Hit List was a gritty, low-tech off-Broadway show that became a theater community darling and later competed with the glitzy Broadway-bound musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe called Bombshell. Hit List songs were written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and Lucie Silvas. Smash was cancelled this summer after two seasons. ___ Online: http://54below.com Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:13 pm Concert band opens with first show of semester Staff Report The Daily Eastern News | 0comments Staff Report The EIU Concert Band and EIU Chamber Ensembles performed Tuesday night at the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The Concert band played seven different jazz combos; which had three different conductors. The head conductor was Alicia Neal, the director of bands, who amazed the audience with her work. There were two special guest conductors, Bryan Chesi and Michael Pond-Jones, both graduate students in the music department. The instruments that were played in the performance were the piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bari saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, tenor trombone, percussion and bass trombone. The audience did not know what to expect from the concert, but Neal did not keep the audience guessing. Bryan Chesi conducted the first musical Flourish For Wind Band, written by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1939, which was a quick but entertaining musical piece that got the audience going. The second musical was Trio for Flutes, written by Laszlo Zempleni in 1984. The piece was performed by three band members: Jennifer Antkowiak, Katherine Henry and Nikki Tselikis, each of whom had their own part in the composition. The audience applauded the three band members for a well-played musical. Michael Pond-Jones conducted the third musical and the audience seemed to have enjoyed the musical piece. The fourth musical was Fantasia written by Paul Harvey in 1973 it was performed by four band members: Jenny Deisher, Christina Harmon, Lauren Humphrey and Danielle Zito. The piece was performed with clarinets. The audience members were shaking their heads in interest that the clarinets were the only instruments performing. From the reaction from the audience, Sleep by Eric Whitacre, composed in 2003, was the most influential musical.

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October 16, 2013 1:23 AM EDT | junsu , JYJ XIA Incredible Concert in Australia was held at the Big Top Sydney below the Harbour Bridge. 2,500 fans attended the concert to support XIA Junsus first exclusive concert and cheered, XIA Junsu Saranghae (I love you) during the performances. Australian fans came to the concert all dressed up and laughed and cried as they enjoyed the concert. They danced on the standing stage when XIA Junsu was performing a dance song and sang along his ballad songs with tears in their eyes. Like Us on Facebook : Fans even said, XIA Junsu is finally here. Youve no idea how much Ive waited for him. Thank you so much for coming. If JYJ come to Australia next, it would be like my wishes have all come true. Stephanie, 19, said It was great to see Junsu enjoying the concert himself. I was dancing and jumping up and down at the standing stage as well. My stress is all gone! Samantha, 27, said, The concert began with Tarantallegra and was already for the Incredible in a blink of an eye! I cant believe time went so fast! This was like a festival where Junsu and we enjoyed together. I wont forget this moment ever. After releasing the 2nd album, XIA Junsu held a solo concert in Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul and Busan. After the concert in Australia, he plans to continue with the Japan tour in Nagoya, Japan, from Oct 8 to 19, then at Yokohama from 14 to 16.

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Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!” McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert. “Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said. Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as “awesome.” “New,” which features 12 tracks including “New” and “Queenie Eye” is McCartney’s first album of new material in six years. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine,” the singer and bassist said on his website. “But I didn’t want it to all sound the same.

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