Posts Tagged Arts and entertainment

Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game.

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Q&A: Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent life

This book cover image released by Harper shows "Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-To-Earth-Diva," by Deborah Voight. The soprano has plenty to say about her illustrious singing career, but also about the self-destructive behavior that accompanied it: her battles with obesity, binge-eating and alcoholism, and her many troubled relationships with men. (AP Photo/Harper)

NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles. They were playing twins, Sieglinde and Siegmund, in Richard Wagner’s “Die Walkuere,” but Voigt seems nearly twice Domingo’s size.

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Wynton Marsalis’ JALC Orchestra to tour South America

In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Musician Wynton Marsalis speaks during a lecture performance at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will tour South America in March for the first time in 10 years. JALC announced Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, that the 12-city tour kicks off Feb. 27 in New York and will visit Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico and six South American countries. The program will celebrate the influence of musical traditions from throughout the Americas on jazz. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will tour South America in March for the first time in 10 years.

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Imagine Dragons to give surprise performance on plane

In this Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Imagine Dragons perform during the Crackle’s “Playing It Forward” at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons and Southwest Airlines announced Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, that the group will perform a surprise Live at 35 concert at 35,000 feet on a Feb. 24 flight. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky.

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Mark Ronson to mentor emerging acts through Grammy program

In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Mark Ronson poses for a photo at Jeff Bhasker Studio, in Venice, Calif. The Recording Academy and Hyundai announced Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, that Ronson will serve as ambassador for the 2015 Grammy Amplifier, the organization’s program for mentoring artists. This year’s curators include Ziggy Marley, the Band Perry and singer-songwriter Allen Stone. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Ronson is lending his “Uptown Funk” to budding musicians.

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