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Ken-David Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson
Event on 2018-10-19 13:30:00
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Ken-David Masur — who has been hailed as "fearless, bold, and a life-force" (San Diego Union-Tribune) and "a brilliant and commanding conductor with unmistakable charisma" (Leipzig Volkszeitung), begins the 2017/18 season leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in a program of Aaron Jay Kernis, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, and an end-of-summer return to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in Dvorak 9 and the world premiere of Alan Fletcher's new piano concerto. The fall brings performances of a new production of Moto Osada's chamber opera Four Nights of Dream  at the Japan Society in New York and at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, followed by a subscription week of Beethoven's Egmont Overture and a new, staged production of Grieg's Peer Gynt created especially for the Boston Symphony (writer/Director Bill Barclay) with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Soprano Camilla Tilling, and stage actors at Symphony Hall. Ken also attends the Beethoven Symposium as part of the opening weekend of the International Kurt Masur Institute together with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis, Peter Gülke, and Michael Ladenburger, at the newly created institute as well as at the Gewandhaus.

Other guest engagements in 2017/18 include weeks with the Milwaukee, Colorado, and Portland (ME) Symphonies, and returns to the Munich Symphony, where he is Principal Guest Conductor, and to the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

Masur also led the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood last season (Tchaikovsky 6 and Strauss' Four Last Songs with Renée Fleming) as well as the L.A. Philharmonic (Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and Korngold violin Cto. with Gil Shaham), and guested at the Orchestre National de France in Paris in a program with Anne-Sophie Mutter, and in Germany, Korea, and Moscow.  As a sought-after leader and educator of younger players, Ken-David conducted and participated in training sessions with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, BUTI, New England Conservatory, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra last season.

Associate Conductor of the Boston Symphony, Ken-David Masur and his wife Melinda Lee Masur are founders and Artistic Directors of the Chelsea Music Festival, an annual two-week long multi-media production of music, art, and cuisine which in June, 2017 presented its 8th season in New York.  Its productions are varied and internationally themed, always including premieres of new works by young and established composers — a celebration of the arts and senses called "a gem of a series" by the New York Times, which frequently features the Festival amongst its Best Classical picks of the season.

Masur's previous appointments include Associate Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de France in Paris from 2004-2006, and Resident Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony in 2007.  In 2011, he was the recipient of the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood, where he was invited to return as a Fellow in 2012.  He has had guest engagements with the Dresden, Israel, and Japan Philharmonics; with the Orchestre National de Toulouse, and the Hiroshima, Omaha, and Memphis Symphonies. 

Ken-David Masur received his B.A. from Columbia University in New York City. From 1999- 2002 he served as the first Music Director of the Bach Society Orchestra and Chorus there, which toured Germany and released a critically acclaimed album of symphonies and cantatas by W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and J.S. Bach. He received further music studies at the Leipzig Conservatory, the Detmold Academy, the Manhattan School of Music and the "Hanns Eisler" Conservatory in Berlin, where he was a five-year master student of Bass-Baritone Thomas Quasthoff.

Masur studied conducting primarily with his father Kurt Masur and has been further mentored by conductors such as Stefan Asbury, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Jorma Panula, Larry Rachleff and Christopher Seaman. He won a GRAMMY nomination from the Latin Recording Academy in the category Best Classical Album of the Year for his work as a producer of the album Salon Buenos Aires. View biography in full page >

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world's leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. This season that vast repertoire can be sampled in concerti ranging from Rachmaninoff's popular Third and rarely performed Fourth, to Brahms Nos. 1 and 2, Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and Copland in cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Liverpool, and Madrid ending with a spring US West Coast tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. In recital he can be heard in LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York, New Orleans, Hawaii and Prague. 

at Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, United States


New York Lizards at Dallas Rattlers
Event on 2018-07-29 18:00:00

at The Ford Center at The Star Frisco
Dallas Parkway
Frisco, United States


Check out these radio station images:

Griffin RoadTrip Ipod FM Transmitter Antenna Hack

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External Antenna connection modification for my "Griffin Roadtrip FM Transmitter".

My search for a good quality FM mini Transmitter for use with micro-broadcasting around the neighborhood is over! This mini transmitter is vbery stable and the standard deviation is accurate. It’s really like a professio0nal exciter with 50 mw RF out.

I’m doing some deejay stints and running my own mini radio station around the neighborhood – "POPULAR FM 96.7", now on air and in service of the community!

All photos taken with my Nikon D90 DSLR

YouTube video tutorial and demo for this project –

Tyler Seguin with The Ticket

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Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin enjoys an after practice interview with the sports radio station The Ticket at the Fort Worth Convention Center on September 19, 2014 (photographed by Annie Devine).

Helpx on old radio station close to Invercargill, Southland, NZ

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Speed Dating – Dallas Relish Speed Dating
Event on 2018-03-28 20:00:00
It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with. If you're tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they're nothing like their profile – we offer an alternative. Bringing together comfortably chic venues with a cosmopolitan sensibility. A sophisticated no frills approach to singles events. We've done away with the whistles, name-tags and over the top party trimmings. Unparalleled service and personable hosts all in an environment – just your speed. A fresh alternative to typical events that seem more like a job fair than a relaxed way to connect.Enjoy what you Relish with someone you Relish! Speed Dating @ Eberhard – March 28th 2018 Ages: 25-39 | 8PM 2107 N. Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 For more information visit us at: Or email us at: ~~ We think the best relationships are forged when we are comfortable, relaxed and free of pressure. Preferring instead to think of the evening as a casual night out where one can truly be themselves. We do not use traditional 'speed dating' offerings such as bells, whistles and name-tags. Instead we focus on creating an atmosphere conducive to meeting others; a great venue, a personable host and a staff to assist.  ~~~ Upon arriving at your chosen event – locate your event host. Your host will assist in setting you up with your scorecard for the evening. A simple and convenient way to keep track of whom you enjoyed meeting and those that you would like to see again. Should you have any questions – feel free to ask away. Take the time before the event starts to settle in – have a beverage if you would like and mingle should you wish. The speed dating portion of the event begins once all daters have arrived, checked in and had a moment or two to relax and unwind.  ~~~ During the event, Ladies will stay seated and the Gentleman will rotate from table to table every 5 – 6 minutes.  Our host will guide the Gentleman to let them know when their time is up and facilitate in seeing them to the next table. The goal is to find someone you would like to speak with further. Don't fret about figuring out if person is the one or the perfect person for you. Consider it the date before the date. Select those you would like to meet again and give the completed scorecard back to your host at the end of the evening. Our staff will tabulate the results and email you the following day with your results. If you choose someone and they chose you – it's a match. You will be given each others first name and email address. The rest is up to you.

Undisclosed Location
Dallas, United States


Small Business Expo 2018 – BOSTON
Event on 2018-05-17 09:00:00
Entrepreneurs, startups, decision-makers, anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business should attend Small Business Expo. Our Expo is a FREE one-day event for businesses to network, build new relationships, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and attend cutting-edge workshops and presentations.

Come and learn how to start and/or grow your own business from industry-leading speakers and companies at our 25+ free workshops and presentations. These seminars are focused on a wide range of industries and topics, such as SEO, social media marketing, marketing on a budget, finance, business planning, legal tips, raising capital, credit management, and more. Stop by our huge exhibitor hall with products/services dedicated to small business owners that can help your business grow (products such as merchant services, payroll, phone systems, SEO companies, marketing companies, health and liability insurance, email marketing solutions, CRM and more!). Get Dotted? on your way in and showcase the industry you work in. Be part of five Speed Networking sessions that take place throughout the day to meet and exchange business cards with numerous other attendees and cultivate new lifelong business relationships. Save all of your new connections digitally on your smartphone with our Lead Scanner App and never worry about losing a business card again. Take a break from your busy day at our new Meet & Greet Lounge, Think Tank, Happy Hour Open Bar or Coffee Break. It's FREE TO ATTEND (some of our premium options are available for an additional fee)!

In 2018, we are in 15 major cities throughout the United States: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco & Washington D.C.

If you?re interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at one of our Small Business Expo events, please call us at 212.404.2345 or visit our website

at Hynes Convention Center | Hall A
900 Boylston Street
Boston, United States


Escape the Fate
Event on 2018-05-15 18:00:00

Get 'Ungrateful', featuring the new single "Picture Perfect", on iTunes NOW:

at RBC Dallas
2617 Commerce Street
Dallas, United States


Dark Avenue/Red Sun Rising at Trees Dallas
Event on 2018-03-31 19:00:00
Dark Avenue and Red Sun Rising at Trees Dallas

at Trees
2707 Elm Street
Dallas, United States


Shakey Graves

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Shakey Graves
Event on 2018-05-19 19:00:00

Back in December 2017, Shakey Graves proclaimed on his Twitter page, Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders. The tweet was tongue-in-cheek, but Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Austin native whos been plying his trade as Shakey Graves since 2007, was making a dead-serious point about his latest album, Cant Wake Up (Dualtone, out May 4). This ambitious, audacious work heralds an artistic metamorphosis for the 30-year-old veteran, whose risk-taking in painting outside the lines has been rewarded tenfold. This record is the most Ive ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it, he says. Its a dense album; theres a lot of information going on.That is not a hyperbolic boast. From one moment to the next, Cant Wake Up veers from the inevitable to the revelatory, its thirteen songs teeming with jarring musical and thematic collisions and thrillingly seamless intersections, gnarly psychological hornswoggles and ecstatic resolutions. Central to the prevailing sense of disorientation are the lead vocals, none of which is purely solo. Instead, each lead performance is shadowed by a queasy harmony or slightly out-of-sync unison part, giving the senseespecially on headphonesthat these voices are emanating from inside the listeners head. Newfound inspirations the Beatles and Harry Nilsson (I could only deny the inevitable for so long, he says of his belated immersion in the sacred texts) cohered around Rose-Garcias longtime touchstones, including Elliott Smith, Beck circa One Foot in the Grave, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and other indie bands of the 1990s and early oughts. Ive never worked like this before, but I went into the record with the idea of having a thesis statement of what I wanted to get across, Rose-Garcia explains. And the place that I got at was that I wanted it to be vaguely Wizard of Oz-themed, and I wanted it to be hectic and a little uncomfortable, like what I refer to as the Big Five Disney cartoons: Pinocchio, Fantasia, Snow White, Dumbo and Bambi. All those movies are terrifyingsome of the most stressful movies Ive ever seen. So I started with this Wizard of Oz thingTin Man that has obvious allusions to thatand the idea of black-and-white to color.The creative process was paralleled by the conception and execution of the striking, hallucinatory cover art. I built an elaborate miniature diorama in my house and used plexiglass plates, paint and train set buildings to create a forced-perspective illusion and photographed it, Rose-Garcia explains. The goal was to have the cover and the process to mirror the album in a way, and I am thrilled with how it turned out.Cant Wake up is Alejandro/Shakeys second official studio-album projectmore official, in any case, than the several mostly solo odds-and-ends collections hes been putting out through Bandcamp since his very first release, Roll the Bones, in 2011. It was his previous Dualtone album, 2014s And the War Came, and centerpiece song Dearly Departed that lifted Shakey from hard-core cultdom to the elevated status of bona fide career artist.Up to now, hes been categorized as an Americana singer/songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, Texas roots and the aforementioned cowboy hat. Indeed, Shakey was named Best Emerging Artist award at the 2015 Americana Music Awards. But that tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive and irrelevant once this righteously radical new album gets digested by critics and discerning listeners. Because Cant Wake Up is an extreme example of what happens when a kid from an artistic family is encouraged to use his imagination from early childhood onward. Not that I hadnt made stuff that I really wanted to, but with this record, I just wanted to go back to building stuff, Rose-Garcia points out, referencing a lifetime of doing just that. So the creative process of building this record started out with me in a bathrobe in my house just doing what comes naturally, and then finding pieces of what I want to write about everywhere.The figurative term musical journey is overused these days, but Cant Wake Up is largely the result of a series of literal musical pilgrimages that took Rose-Garcia and his collaboratorsdrummer Christopher Boosahda, guitarist Patrick OConnor, bass player Jonathan Shaw and honorary bandmember Rayland Baxterto several far-flung locales. We went to Levon Helms barn/studio in Woodstock, Kevin Costners ranch on the Roaring Fork River outside of Aspen, the Belmont Hotel in Dallas, and one final trip to Echolab Studios in Denton. In each of these expeditions, we would ship our gear in, live on-site for 10 days and let the backdrop and local characters really bleed into the experience. The patchwork quilt of it all really feels like the last few years of my life leading up to the birth of this record. This was a new process for me, and a game-changing one.A ton of personal experience went into the material, stretching all the way back to the five years straight out of high school Rose-Garcia spent in L.A., taking a shot at starting an acting career and taking emotional lumps as his childhood fantasy of Hollywood was replaced by the bitter reality of rejection and monotony. Dining Alone, in which the album hits emotional rock-bottom, ruefully recounts that experience. Same old shoes on the same old feet/One-track mind, one-way street, he sings, the juxtaposition of soaring melodiousness and near-despair echoing Harry Nilsson at his most existentially isolated. Nothings going to change for the same old me/Eat, sleep, do it again.Big Bad Wolf, likewise, comes off like a slice of autobiography, with its references to the silver screen and football (he eventually landed a recurring role in the TV series Friday Night Lights, but only after returning to Texas). The title suggests both his preoccupation with animated fairy tales and his unquenchable hunger to create. A similar sense of striving permeates Kids These Days, as Rose-Garcia sings, Everybody triesto be somebody/somebodys wet dream prom king, amid overdriven power chords. Mansion Door, by contrast, shimmers with hopefulness, lifted by rippling guitars, Beatlesque psychedelic vocal flourishes, Jiminy Cricket-like whistling and images of My one and only lonely star twinkling in the heavens.At the same time, Mansion Door establishes the overarching theme of Cant Wake Up, which is further played out in songs like Counting Sheep, Foot of Your Bed (which can be heard as an ardent love ballad or the creepy reverie of a stalker) and Tin Man, stoking this song cycle to the sweat-soaked turbulence of a fever dream. According to Rose-Garcia, the album also functions as a private dialogue with certain listeners. I get a lot of really intense, very sweet fan mail from people who have either kept themselves from committing suicide by listening to my music or have lost one of their loved ones to suicide, but my tunes were a bright spot for them, he says. I got one from a girl not too long ago at a concert who said, My boyfriend finally succumbed to depression, but for a while there, your music was something wed gather around that would make him feel sane. So to a certain degree, this is a Dont kill yourself record. I really wanted to get deep inside that kind of gloomy, hectic crazinessthe dream analogy of not being able to wake up or not knowing who you are. Or, in Dining Alone, being mired in monotony. And a lot of the you on the record isnt a girl or a boy; its the person listening to the record. Im singing into the ear of somebody who might need it. If heard some of these songs when I really needed them, I feel like they would hit the nail on the head. Not every song is suffused in seriousness. We wrote Aibohphobia in the mountains as a group, Rose-Garcia recalls. We were trying to work on more serious material, but we had all had a little bit of LSD and started writing that song. Most of the lyric is a palindrome, including Aibohphobia, which is actually a joke term for the irrational fear of palindromes. Even the last sentence of the song is one long palindrome. We got the hugest kick out of playing that song for each other. He sees the distinctions as well as the parallels between the two artistic endeavors hes pursued. Music, to a degree, values individuals being themselves, in that good music tends to be rooted in honesty as opposed to a disguise, he notes. It can be storytelling, but its usually pretty direct. Whereas acting is about being unrecognizable as yourself. So in a sense, the two modes are opposite. But on the other hand, I use an alias when I make music, because I like the storytelling aspect of having an alias or a band nameit just adds another shade of paint. Rose-Garcia has been encouraged to go for it by Dualtone, which has given him a standing offer to release any album he feels warrants a wider release. Theyve been really wonderful in a lot of ways, he marvels, but especially in the sense of trusting me and being very supportive of my putting out DIY stuff in between. Because thats what this record isa bigger version of DIY. Thats why I make stuff; I would do it if no one was watching me. The inherent pleasure I get out of creating anything isnt for other peoples ears any more so than my own.In a sense, the album is a microcosm of Rose-Garcia obsessively artistic existence and its ever-expanding horizons. The beautiful lesson of all this is having to trust yourself, to be willing to start something that you dont know the outcome of, he reflects. Or to lean toward something just because it feels right, even though it may not be what you originally put down on paper. Those are the kind of stories in this record. Theyre not so much about specific people, or even myself per se. Theyre different shades of every persons life.

at Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street
Toronto, Canada


Power Trip

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Power Trip
Event on 2018-05-16 19:00:00
with Sheer Mag, Fury, Red Death
Channeling the old-school energy of legendary acts like Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Leeway through modern thrash warfare, Texas crossover battalion POWER TRIP has wrapped up production on their debut LP for Southern Lord and have distributed the details on the beast that is Manifest Decimation.Amidst massive touring over the past five years, and having unloaded a cache of demos, splits and D.I.Y. releases along the way, the high-powered metallic punk/hardcore attack of Dallas-based POWER TRIP caught the attention of Southern Lord, who brought the crew on-board for the release of their first full-length.Recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Argyle, Texas, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomons Gate in Philadelphia, the eight tracks on Manifest Decimationhurtle the bands steel, speed and destruction ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite.

at Reggies Rock Club
2109 S State Street
Chicago, United States


PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Mavericks v Utah Jazz
Event on 2018-03-22 19:30:00

at American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States