German Musician – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:07:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://schlammpeitziger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png German Musician – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ 32 32 Binance’s 2nd NFT Collaboration with a Football Star in 4 Months https://schlammpeitziger.com/binances-2nd-nft-collaboration-with-a-football-star-in-4-months/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:15:21 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/binances-2nd-nft-collaboration-with-a-football-star-in-4-months/ Cristiano Ronaldo has entered into an NFT contract with Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange. Binance NFT and Toni Kroos jointly launched the “Iceman Collection” four months ago. Binance also recently launched the Jigsaw Tribe with a Nigerian musician-artist, which showcases unique pieces exploring Africa’s musical heritage. Cristiano Ronaldo, a multi-award-winning footballer, has partnered with Binance, […]]]>
    • Cristiano Ronaldo has entered into an NFT contract with Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange.
    • Binance NFT and Toni Kroos jointly launched the “Iceman Collection” four months ago.
    • Binance also recently launched the Jigsaw Tribe with a Nigerian musician-artist, which showcases unique pieces exploring Africa’s musical heritage.

Cristiano Ronaldo, a multi-award-winning footballer, has partnered with Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange. Binance announced the partnership via its official website on June 23.

This contract represents Binance’s second collaboration this year with a football player. This is “an exclusive, multi-year NFT partnership,” Binance noted in its press release. Binance hopes to launch a global promotion to introduce Ronaldo fans to Web3 with a compelling entry point into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Throughout the term of the contract, Binance and Ronaldo will create a series of NFT Collections for sale exclusively on the Binance NFT Page. The first NFT collection will be released later this year.

Four months ago, Binance NFT and Toni Kroos jointly launched the “Iceman Collection”. Toni Kroos is a German national footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid. His very first NFT collection is inspired by different elements of his career, such as his high point, his nickname and his jersey number.

Also worth noting is Binance NFT’s recent collaboration with a London-based Nigerian artist-musician, Nissi Ogulu, which saw the launch of the Jigsaw Tribe. The collection includes unique pieces exploring Africa’s musical heritage through ancient yet lively instruments. The Jigsaw Tribe explores the different facets of life represented as a jigsaw piece.

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David Bowie’s 10 Best Movies and TV Shows, Ranked by IMDb https://schlammpeitziger.com/david-bowies-10-best-movies-and-tv-shows-ranked-by-imdb/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/david-bowies-10-best-movies-and-tv-shows-ranked-by-imdb/ by Baz Luhrmann Elvis hits theaters later on June 24, 2022, but the king of rock ‘n’ roll wasn’t the only musician to make the switch from music to theater. David Bowie was arguably one of the greatest musicians of all time, but he also had many roles as an actor, appearing in a variety […]]]>

by Baz Luhrmann Elvis hits theaters later on June 24, 2022, but the king of rock ‘n’ roll wasn’t the only musician to make the switch from music to theater. David Bowie was arguably one of the greatest musicians of all time, but he also had many roles as an actor, appearing in a variety of film and television roles during his lifetime.

Bowie once said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I know it won’t be boring” and although he’s appeared in projects of varying success, that statement is quite true. true for his chosen roles. Some are great, some less so, but far from all of Bowie’s performances are boring.

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ten The Hunger (1983) – 6.6


David Bowie in The Hunger 1983

Not to be confused with TV show Hunger, which also starred David Bowie in its second season, the 1983 film starred David Bowie as a vampire caught in a love triangle. Hunger was Tony Scott’s first film and one of the first films to feature Willem Dafoe.

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The film received mixed reviews upon release, but has continued to build a huge cult following, with talk of a remake in the works. The film allowed Bowie to use his quirky style in this weird and sexual supernatural horror, which became a huge inspiration to many in the goth subculture.


9 The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) – 6.6


David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976

1976 The man who fell to earth starred David Bowie as Thomas Newton, an alien stranded on Earth on a mission to return to his home planet. It’s one of Bowie’s most famous roles and the film is very cult. A television series of The man who fell to earth came out recently with a cast full of familiar faces.

The film received mixed reviews upon its initial release, with Paramount refusing to pay for it after its first screening. But Nicolas Roeg’s film became a science fiction classic that still influences the genre today. Michael Fassbender cited Bowie’s performance as his inspiration in 2012 Prometheus, showing the impact the film still has on the genre decades later.


8 Basquiat (1996) – 6.9


Andy Warhol in a restaurant in Basquiat.

David Bowie’s album, Hunky-dory, featured a song called “Andy Warhol,” but it wasn’t until 25 years later that he would play the pop artist in Basquiat. The film is a biopic about the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist from Brooklyn, with Warhol as his mentor.

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Bowie used his real-life friendship with Warhol to good effect, showing the artist’s humor and personality instead of portraying him as pretentious, like most other portrayals of the artist. Bowie was able to borrow Warhol’s real wig, glasses and jacket for the role, making it look like the most accurate depiction of Warhol to date.


seven Twin Peaks: Fire Walks With Me (1992) – 7.2


twin peaks fire walk with me david bowie

Bowie played Special Agent Phillip Jefferies in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The film serves as a prequel to the television series and shows the last days of Laura Palmer’s life, before her murder at the start of the series. In the film, Jefferies recently returned after two years after his sudden disappearance after entering an elevator.

Bowie was to return to twin peaks in the 2017 revival series before his death. However, her performance in the film still has a big presence on the show, with her character being portrayed as a glowing white orb. Prior to his death, Bowie gave director David Lynch permission to use his likeness in any continuation of the franchise.


6 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) – 7.2


David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 1983

In Merry Christmas, Mr Laurent, Bowie plays Major Jack Celliers, a soldier trapped in a Japanese POW camp, alongside Tom Conti as Mr. Lawrence. The themes of the film all run through Bowie, who focuses on survival but experiences loneliness and forbidden homosexual feelings. The film is known for its Bafta-winning soundtrack.

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Unlike some of his larger-than-life characters, Bowie plays the role with subtlety and tenderness, with Bowie himself considering his performance one of his career bests. The film is acclaimed by fellow directors, Akira Kurosawa and Christopher Nolan both calling it one of their favorite films.


5 Labyrinth (1986) – 7.3


An image from the Jim Henson film Labyrinth.

Perhaps Bowie’s most famous acting role was that of Jareth The Goblin King in Jim Henson Labyrinth. Other musicians, such as Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger, were considered for the role, but it’s now hard to imagine anyone other than Bowie playing Jareth.

Whereas Labyrinth is full of great characters, solid performances and stunning use of puppetry, this is Bowie’s movie. His contributions to the soundtrack and his massive presence in every scene he’s in makes the film feel like an extra-long David Bowie clip. The film has become a huge cult following, with a sequel in the works.


4 The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) – 7.5


David Bowie in The Last Temptation of Christ 1988

Bowie adds to his varied filmography in Martin Scorsese’s polarizing 1988 film which depicts the life of Jesus Christ. Bowie plays Pontius Pilate, a high-ranking Roman who gave the order for Jesus’ crucifixion. Bowie only appears in the film for three minutes and 30 seconds, a small appearance that has a large effect on the story.

Bowie makes a rare appearance as the antagonist in this controversial film. Scorsese had all the Romans played by British actors, opposite a Jew with an American accent, a technique he borrowed for Ben Hur. With this, Bowie gives a calm performance that translates into an intimidating, authoritative and eloquent presence. His performance makes the execution of Jesus sound like a practical action for him, making the death that much more cruel and brutal.




3 Christiane F. (1981) – 7.5


Bowie appeared as himself in the German film Christiane F, the history of drug addiction in Berlin. Bowie lived in Berlin for three years, producing three albums there. His time in Berlin is now legendary and his work still has a huge influence on the city. The job is embodied in this film, with the opening scene taking place at a Bowie concert, where the first Christiane tries the heroine for the first time.

Despite living there for so long, Bowie’s concert scenes were filmed during one of his performances in New York, with crowd shots from an AC/DC show . Bowie contributes to the soundtrack of this tragic film which recalls Bowie’s huge presence in Berlin at the time.


2 Supplements (2005 – 2007) – 8.3


David Bowie as himself in Extras

Each episode of Supplements featured at least one famous face appearing as a fictionalized version of themselves. In the show’s second series, David Bowie meets aspiring actor Andy Millman at a club, before performing an impromptu song at Millman’s expense.


1 The Prestige (2006) – 8.5


David Bowie in The Prestige 2006

At Christopher Nolan’s Prestige, Bowie plays the famous scientist Nikola Tesla. The film depicts the rivalry between two magicians, both of whom are obsessed with performing increasingly incredible tricks.

Bowie was the only person Nolan wanted for the role and admits he begged him to appear, saying: “Tesla was this figure from another world, ahead of his time, and at one point he occurred to me that he was the original man who fell to Earth.”

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I produced ‘IroNla’ to address societal issues —Orbitz https://schlammpeitziger.com/i-produced-ironla-to-address-societal-issues-orbitz/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:00:45 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/i-produced-ironla-to-address-societal-issues-orbitz/ Germany based Nigerian Artist, Adeyemi Adefulire popularly known as Orbitz Voice has released a new single titled “IroNla” which means big lies in Yoruba language. The Nigerian-born Afro-jazz musician and poet noted that the song “IroNla” was born out of his desire to x-ray societal issues. “IroNla is basically about the lies that people tend […]]]>

Germany based Nigerian Artist, Adeyemi Adefulire popularly known as Orbitz Voice has released a new single titled “IroNla” which means big lies in Yoruba language.

The Nigerian-born Afro-jazz musician and poet noted that the song “IroNla” was born out of his desire to x-ray societal issues.

“IroNla is basically about the lies that people tend to tell themselves. We tend to impress others to make them feel good. We have to be honest with ourselves. That’s what it’s about.

My genre of music is Afro Jazz which is a blend of contemporary African music and crosses the borders of Nigeria and Africa. My music is informative, educational, entertaining and full of energy. It’s poetic. Ironla is a song with all sides of the message, political, moral and it’s a conscious social message.

The banking and finance graduate and CEO of Yemi’s House, a pan-Africanist platform, described music as a passion for him, a passion based on creating his own path rather than money or competition.

“I am not in competition with anyone. I’m into music to create my own style with AFRO Jazz. I understand that life is about competition, but you see, when you create your own path, it sets you apart, and that’s exactly what Orbitz stands for, and I also have to make it clear to you that it’s not a money issue. I am for the music,” he said.

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Stuff to Watch Podcast: The Movie That Made Top Gun: Maverick’s Val Kilmer A Star https://schlammpeitziger.com/stuff-to-watch-podcast-the-movie-that-made-top-gun-mavericks-val-kilmer-a-star/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 05:10:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/stuff-to-watch-podcast-the-movie-that-made-top-gun-mavericks-val-kilmer-a-star/ Listen to the Stuff To Watch podcast by hitting the “play” button below, or find it on podcast apps like Apple or Spotify. EXAM: Currently warming hearts, inducing tears and stealing the show in Top Gun: Maverick, Val Kilmer may be in the twilight years of his acting career due to an ongoing battle with […]]]>

Listen to the Stuff To Watch podcast by hitting the “play” button below, or find it on podcast apps like Apple or Spotify.

EXAM: Currently warming hearts, inducing tears and stealing the show in Top Gun: Maverick, Val Kilmer may be in the twilight years of his acting career due to an ongoing battle with throat cancer, but his legacy is nearly four decades of on-screen work that includes some truly memorable performances.

With nearly immaculate timing, TVNZ+ has acquired the 62-year-old’s directorial debut, a film that showcases his charisma, versatility, singing skills and adept comedic timing (something cinephiles rarely get). saw again).

Having previously turned down a role in Francis Ford Coppola’s Brat Pack-gathering adaptation of The Outsiders due to his theatrical commitments, he was a surprise choice to play American musician Nick Rivers in Jim Abrahams, the anarchic 1984 comedy by David Zucker and Jerry Zucker Top Secret!

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Top Secret is now available to stream on TVNZ+.

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Buoyed by the success of their disaster film parody Airplane! (known as the Flying High!), the trio decided to take the same approach to WWII spy thrillers (while also nodding to Elvis’s cinematic work , 1950s beach movies and Brooke Shields starring The Blue Lagoon). Airplane’s high-profile ensemble was largely replaced by a cast of unknowns (although there were terrific cameos from Omar Sharif and Peter Cushing) and British character actors, which included a pre- Batman’s Michael Gough and Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter as the truly memorable French Resistance soldier Deja Vu.

Joined by Montage, Croissant, Soufflé, Escargot and Mousse au chocolat, the latter, with its “we’ve never met” line, really sets the tone for the “dad jokes” that Top Secret! revels. Sure, some of the sight and verbal gags have dated poorly over the past 38 years (many of the jokes revolve around outdated national stereotypes and Carry On-style sexism abounds), but the success rate of hilarity remains high, depending on your tolerance for lines like “I know a little German… He’s sitting over there.”

Chocolate Mousse (Eddie Tagoe), Deja Vu (Jim Carter) and Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) are taken by surprise.

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Chocolate Mousse (Eddie Tagoe), Deja Vu (Jim Carter) and Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) are taken by surprise.

The plot of Top Secret!, such as it is, revolves around attempts by East German forces to create a diversion for a planned attack on the NATO fleet in the Strait of Gibraltar (something that now looks suspiciously like to this year’s Operation Mincemeat in reverse).

With their first choice Leonard Bernstein now unavailable, they settle on ultra-hot American rock star Rivers, whose trio of NRA-approved tracks Skeet City, Your Skeeting Heart and Skeet Surfin’ USA are currently dominating the charts (essentially a parody of Beach Boys’ songs, the latter includes the fabulous line, “And we’ll have fun with our guns, till the lifeguard takes our ammunition away”).

However, he almost immediately runs into trouble when he meets Hillary Flammond (Lucy Gutteridge) at a restaurant and then at the ballet, where she had planned to meet the local resistance leader. By rescuing her from the authorities, Rivers inadvertently manages to get himself incarcerated.

Sure, some of the visual and verbal gags date incorrectly from the 38 years since its first release, but Top Secret's hilarious success rate!  always remains high.

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Sure, some of the visual and verbal gags date incorrectly from the 38 years since its first release, but Top Secret’s hilarious success rate! always remains high.

Facing possible execution, an escape attempt leads him to the laboratory of Hillary’s father, Dr. Paul Flammond (Gough), a brilliant scientist, conscripted against his will to create a magnetic mine capable of annihilating submarines. enemies at once. But while Rivers is initially picked up and set for a date with the firing squad, he is granted a reprieve after it is decided that this would disrupt the East Germans’ diversionary plans too much. That’s when Rivers sees his chance to help Hillary and the rest of the resistance.

What follows is a crazy prank involving pantomime cattle, porcelain Nazis and a bizarre parody of Are You Lonesome Tonight. At the heart of increasingly insane nonsense is a pretty brilliant Kilmer, however, selling everything from underwater bar fights to Great Escape-inspired motorcycle chases with equal aplomb.

“Listen to me, Hillary. I’m not the first guy who fell in love with a woman he met in a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist, only to lose her to his childhood lover who ‘she saw for the last time on a desert island, which then turned out to be the leader of the French underground fifteen years later,’ he said without wasting time, before she replied by the immortal line, “I know. It all looks like a bad movie,” and they both stop and turn to the camera.

With his megawatt smile and perfect vocals, which spans a range of musical genres, this is the moment we saw a movie star born.

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Eight great performances by Val Kilmer.

Top secret! (now airing on TVNZ+) is among the shows and movies discussed in the latest episode of the Stuff to Watch podcast.

It’s a quick and airy listen – 10 minutes in all – designed to help you get the most out of your weekend.

You can listen by clicking on the player at the top of the story – or find it wherever you get your podcasts, Apple, Spotify and the rest.

Follow the show on your podcast player and you will be notified of new episodes. You can even download it to listen to later.

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June 22, start of Operation Barbarossa – The Journal https://schlammpeitziger.com/june-22-start-of-operation-barbarossa-the-journal/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 15:05:42 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/june-22-start-of-operation-barbarossa-the-journal/ Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2022. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On June 22, 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler won a landslide victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces invaded Paris. […]]]>

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2022. There are 192 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On June 22, 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler won a landslide victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces invaded Paris.

To this date :

In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time as Emperor of the French.

In 1870, the United States Department of Justice was created.

In 1937, Joe Louis began his reign as world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Jim Braddock in the eighth round of their fight in Chicago. (A year later on that date, Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.)

In 1941, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive invasion of the Soviet Union.

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Military Readjustment Act of 1944, popularly known as the “GI Bill of Rights.”

In 1945, the Battle of Okinawa in World War II ended with an Allied victory.

In 1965, movie producer David O. Selznick (“Gone with the Wind”) died in Los Angeles at the age of 63.

In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed an extension to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

In 1977, John N. Mitchell became the first former United States Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving time for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was released 19 months later.)

In 1981, Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to killing rock star John Lennon. Abolhassan Bani-Sadr has been deposed as President of Iran.

In 1992, the United States Supreme Court, in RAV v. City of St. Paul, unanimously ruled that “hate crime” laws that prohibited the burning of crosses and similar expressions of racial prejudice violated free speech rights.

In 1999, in a major upset at Wimbledon, top-ranked Martina Hingis lost 6-2, 6-0 in the first round to Jelena Dokic (yeh-LAY’-nuh DAH’-kich), a qualifier from 16 years old. ranked 129th.

Ten years ago: Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty by a jury in Bellefonte, Pa., of 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over the age of 15. (Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in state prison.)

Five years ago: An online conspiracy theory dubbed ‘pizzagate’ ended with real consequences as a North Carolina man was sentenced to four years in prison for shooting an assault rifle inside Comet Ping Pong, a pizzeria in Washington, DC. California authorities have denied the parole of convicted assassin Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, for the 1969 murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others. The Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

A year ago: A government watchdog reported deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared 32% in 2020; it was the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims. Kobe Bryant’s widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed in January 2020, killing the NBA star, their daughter, Gianna, and seven others; terms of the settlement were not disclosed. After finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA, the Detroit Pistons won the NBA Draft lottery, earning the No. 1 pick. (The Pistons would select Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham. )

Today’s birthday: Actor Prunella Scales (TV: ‘Fawlty Towers’) turns 90. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-California, is 89. Actor-singer Kris Kristofferson is 86 years old. Actor Michael Lerner is 81 years old. Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer is 79 years old. Fox News analyst Brit Hume is 79. Singer/producer Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon) is 78 years old. Singer Howard “Eddie” Kaylan is 75 years old. 73. Actor Meryl Streep is 73 years old. Actor Lindsay Wagner is 73 years old. Singer Alan Osmond is 73 years old. Actor Graham Greene is 70 years old. Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is 69. Actor Chris Lemmon is 68 years old. Rock musician Derek Forbes is 66 years old. Actor Tim Russ is 66. Rock musician Garry Beers (INXS) is 65. Actor-producer-writer Bruce Campbell is 64 years old. Rock musician Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies) is 63 years old. Actor Tracy Pollan is 62 years old. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is 62 years old. Jimmy Somerville is 61 years old. Basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler is 60 years old. Actor Amy Brenneman is 58 years old. Author Dan Brown is 58 years old. Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones) is 58 years old. Rock singer Steven Page is 52 years old. Actor Michael Trucco is 52 years old. Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub (RYS’-kub) is 51 years old. TV personality Carson Daly is 49 years old. Rock musician Chris Traynor is 49 years old. Donald Faison (FAY’-zahn) is 48 years old. Actor Alicia Goranson is 48 years old. Actor-comedian Mike O’Brien (TV: “Saturday Night Live”) is 46 years old. TV personality/actor Jai Rodriguez is 43 years old. American singer-songwriter John Moreland is 37 years old. Pop singer Dinah Jane (Fifth Harmony) (TV: “The X Factor”) is 25.

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This musician plans to perform 251 concerts – in every city and town in Vermont – for a cooler climate https://schlammpeitziger.com/this-musician-plans-to-perform-251-concerts-in-every-city-and-town-in-vermont-for-a-cooler-climate/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/this-musician-plans-to-perform-251-concerts-in-every-city-and-town-in-vermont-for-a-cooler-climate/ David Feuzeig is a professor of music at the University of Vermont and a composer and touring pianist. He recently gave up flying to reduce his carbon footprint. Now, he’ll spend the next four years playing a concert in every city and town in Vermont — driving there in an electric vehicle and playing any […]]]>

David Feuzeig is a professor of music at the University of Vermont and a composer and touring pianist.

He recently gave up flying to reduce his carbon footprint. Now, he’ll spend the next four years playing a concert in every city and town in Vermont — driving there in an electric vehicle and playing any piano available.

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Play Every Town Vermont concert programs range from classical to jazz and ragtime to Feurzeig’s own compositions. He will also recruit local student musicians from each city to join him.

VPR’s Mary Engisch recently met Feurzeig at VPR so he could play the Steinway grand piano in the Stetson Studio One. The following interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. The conversation begins with Engisch noticing an inscription on Feurzeig’s watch, which he removed before playing the piano. He said he recently started wearing the watch that once belonged to his grandfather.

Mary Engisch: There is an inscription, what does it say on it?

David Feurzeig: It says: “To Fred Kahn, friend and teacher. You know, in any profession, you can be a friend, and you can be a teacher.

I stopped flying a few years ago. And at first I was really quiet about it, you know? Because it’s almost impossible to start a conversation with it, without people feeling defensive and accused. And since there is a moralistic element. So I didn’t tell anyone.

Being able to talk about this tour and this kind of, you know, melodramatic mission to play all the towns in Vermont, it gives me a way to talk about it, it’s depersonalized. And people don’t feel defensive.

David Feurzeig plays an original composition, “Bela’s Blues”, recorded at VPR’s Stetson Studio.

And actually, there’s a lot of resonance that people have with that idea. Other musicians, audiences, people really viscerally understand that we’re in crisis, and we have to completely rethink the way we do everything.

I am not a climatologist, and I am not a political scientist or an economist. But yeah, I follow that sort of thing kind of obsessively, because I’m terrified of what’s going on.

I think it’s less about what people do and more about that, again, we’re talking about that, because the changes we need to make are individual and institutional.

But institutional changes are impossible to imagine in a social climate where we don’t talk about them, and where we continue in our daily lives to act as if nothing had happened.

How did you come up with the idea for the Play Every Town Vermont tour?

It’s something the Vermont Symphony Orchestra did in the 1980s. Where, to celebrate their 50th anniversary and their mission to serve the entire state, not just one locality.

That’s probably where I got the initial idea. I will be driving around the state in a solar powered EV.

“[T]he median town size in Vermont is 1,400 people. There are plenty of places without an obvious concert hall that have a working piano, but finding them in the woodwork, calling and seeing what’s there is quite fun.”

David Feuzeig

So I’m not just looking for a place to play in every city, but ideally a place with a piano. And it turns out to be a kind of “Where’s Waldo?” fun quest.

Now the median town size in Vermont is 1,400. There are plenty of places with no obvious concert hall that has a working piano, but finding them in the woodwork, calling and seeing what’s there Over there, it’s kind of fun.

And David, do you take care of all the booking and finding the venue and the piano for the concert dates?

I have an elite team of interns who are all majors in UVM’s Music Technology and Business concentration.

And I want to invite listeners: if you know of any places that might be interested in hosting us, or have any suggestions for places to play, we’re especially interested in rooms with working pianos in smaller, away from places. But we are open to any suggestions.

You can go to the website or you can write your suggestions to playeverytown@gmail.com.

And it also has a little retro side. When Bach was a young man, when he was 20, and had his first principal concert working for a little prince in southern Germany, he wanted to hear a concert by a great organist from northern Germany. He therefore asked for a month’s leave to go and hear this organist, because he had to walk 280 miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck.

It’s like walking from New York to Burlington, to hear that organist, and then walking all the way back.

Bach, perhaps the greatest Western composer of all time, was somehow able to advance the art of music without, as you say, jumping on a plane.

David Feuzeig performs “Happy Birthday, Martin,” a transcription of a Cliff Jackson record; David Feurzeig’s boogie-woogie section.

We learn as we go. We give ourselves four and a half years. I said I would finish by the end of 2026.

It’s about one gig a week, and there are a lot of, you know, professional artists who do a lot more than that! But I think it’s manageable. We will see.

Feurzeig’s next concert will be on Sunday June 12 at Hazen Union High School in Hardwick.

The program will include performances by the Hazen Union Faculty of Music and flautist Leah Gagnon will perform Poulenc’s “Sonata pour flûte”. Soprano Mavis MacNeil will perform songs by Brahms as well as her own setting of “The Oven Bird” by Robert Frost. Hazen Union students Abram Leveillee and Elias Robertson will also sing.

Feurzeig’s solo selections will include music by Mozart and Chick Corea to celebrate Corea’s birthday on June 12, 1941.

Do you have questions, comments or advice? Send us a message or contact us by tweeting us @vprnet.

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Patapaa apologizes to Zionfelix after a terrible night https://schlammpeitziger.com/patapaa-apologizes-to-zionfelix-after-a-terrible-night/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:18:53 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/patapaa-apologizes-to-zionfelix-after-a-terrible-night/ Patapaa insists he’s married to Liha Miller Zionfelix slammed for interviewing Patapaa’s wife Patapaa records diss song for Zionfelix, apologizes after barely a day “No Woman No Cry” covered by Bob Marley seems to have been adopted by Patapaa in his last message which contained an apology to Zionfelix. For the Ghanaian musician, “No wife, […]]]>

Patapaa insists he’s married to Liha Miller

Zionfelix slammed for interviewing Patapaa’s wife

Patapaa records diss song for Zionfelix, apologizes after barely a day

“No Woman No Cry” covered by Bob Marley seems to have been adopted by Patapaa in his last message which contained an apology to Zionfelix. For the Ghanaian musician, “No wife, no problem” and so although he fought the blogger for allegedly causing the marital hiccups, he unreservedly apologizes.

“Zion, if I said anything bad between you and my wife, I’m sorry…I won’t talk about you and women again…Last night was very bad, no women, no problem,” Patapaa wrote on his WhatsApp status.

The musician had in several interviews with the media accused the blogger of being interested in his wife, Liha Miller. The basis of Patapaa’s argument was that after rumors swirled that the marriage of less than two years had hit rock bottom, the blogger rushed on a plane in German to ask his wife about the matter, although the rumors are false.

Zionfelix had shared a video clip of himself and Liha on Instagram as he anticipated the interview. Unlike the blogger’s followers, Patapaa was irritated as he fumed in rage, GhanaWeb observed.

“It’s because of this guy that I don’t want to see my wife again. He’s the problem between my wife and me… I don’t want to talk now but it’s time for me to talk. Everyone should watch out for this guy, who calls himself a blogger. He is the one causing problems in my family,” Patapaa said.

The Swedru-based musician’s remarks sparked a backlash from Zionfelix who noted he couldn’t be blamed for any incidents between the pair, pointing out he only went to interview her.

“I have nothing to do with women. I don’t know what’s going on between him and his wife. I’m just a celebrity and lifestyle blogger. I also do interviews and I went to the woman to interview her like I did a lot of other people,” he said in a video with the caption, “He should leave me out. I just went to interview him and that was it. Patapaa should solve his problems and leave me behind.

Either way, Patapaa’s fury would not be extinguished. He called Zionfelix a “homonizer” [Womaniser] and went ahead to release a diss song for the blogger.

A day after releasing the song, Patapaa apologized to Zionfelix saying “it’s not because of a woman that my life will be short”. He swore never to talk about Zionfelix and Liha again.

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When the divorce speculation started, Patapaa denied the rumors on Kastle FM claiming that they were still husband and wife.

“You know my wife is a white woman from Europe but not permanently based in Ghana plus she is a nurse. So she went back to earn more money abroad and I also make money here in Ghana that’s why you don’t see her these days,” he said in the interview.

Liha, also mentioned in her interview with Zionfelix that there was not an iota of truth in the rumors. In fact, she mentioned that she misses Patapaa because of his joviality. Shocked by the rumours, Liha mentioned that it may have been fueled by her decision to return to her home country of Germany. She noted that the decision to move to Germany had been carefully considered adding that there was a consensus.

“He can’t come and sit with me to work together in the hospital, he’s not a nurse. I understand that and I respect his work because we talked about it at the beginning that he would still continue to make his music,” she noted.

While admitting that every marriage has its own issues and theirs is no exception, Liha, whose decision not to wear her ring has contributed to speculation, said, “The fact that I don’t always wear my ring does not mean that we are divorced and even if our marriage is troubled, no one has the right to talk about it and make recommendations to us, except ourselves and our parents.

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Royal Opera stages Madama Butterfly with changes to respect Japanese culture | royal opera https://schlammpeitziger.com/royal-opera-stages-madama-butterfly-with-changes-to-respect-japanese-culture-royal-opera/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 16:33:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/royal-opera-stages-madama-butterfly-with-changes-to-respect-japanese-culture-royal-opera/ It’s a dramatic masterpiece and a key part of any opera’s core repertoire – but Madama Butterfly was also a product of its time, riddled with stereotypes and racist portrayals of Asian people. So what does it mean to stage Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 classic in 2022? That’s the question the Royal Opera House set out […]]]>

It’s a dramatic masterpiece and a key part of any opera’s core repertoire – but Madama Butterfly was also a product of its time, riddled with stereotypes and racist portrayals of Asian people.

So what does it mean to stage Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 classic in 2022? That’s the question the Royal Opera House set out to answer when it launched a year-long consultation on how to better respect Japanese culture in its production.

“Rather than canceling the whole show, the Royal Opera House wanted to engage with him,” said Sonoko Kamimura, a Japanese movement expert who has worked on the revival, which will open to the public on June 14.

Puccini’s story of Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with American naval officer Pinkerton – with devastating consequences – has captivated audiences for over a century and remains one of Italy’s most iconic operas. more popular. It has been performed by the Royal Opera 416 times, making it the ninth most performed work in the company’s repertoire.

The latest ROH revival will star two actors, including Lianna Haroutounian and Eri Nakamura as Cio-Cio-San, and Kseniia Nikolaieva and Patricia Bardon as Suzuki, while Dan Ettinger will direct.

The consultation involved Covent Garden staff, academics, practitioners, performers and Asian representatives and led to changes in several aspects of the existing staging – including the use of movement and choreography.

“When I start working on a production, there’s always a lot to consider: how the costumes will limit the performer and how the work can better reflect the world it represents,” Kamimura said.

“For this production, we focused on refining the posture and adjusting the placement in particular – ensuring, for example, that Suzuki’s left hand always sits above his right; or that Cio-Cio-San’s gestures reflect the character’s upbringing. By making tiny changes to the way singers express their emotions through music, we can create something that’s more authentic, less prone to stereotypes, and more in tune with the historical context of the story.

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The new show revives the 2002 production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier and was put together with the help of Kamimura and other movement experts, including Etsuko Handa and June Iyeda, who worked alongside the director of Dan Dooner revival.

According to Kamimura, the stereotypical “Japanese” movement often found in European and North American performances of Madama Butterfly often goes hand in hand with the costume and makeup. “It’s about being attuned to historical contact and avoiding ‘Japanese’ tropes, which are incorrect and offensive,” she said.

The Royal Opera House said its productions, performers and creative teams had a role to play in shaping the future of opera, including what stories were told, how they were performed and who had to do them.

“There is more that can – and must – be done to ensure that the widest range of artists can benefit from the opportunities on our stages, but society is eager to build on the progress already made, working with partners and industry experts to ensure barriers to entry are knocked down and the color-conscious cast is firmly anchored at the heart of the organization.

Oliver Mears, the director of the Royal Opera, who led the consultation, said he wanted to “question the representation of Japanese culture in the staging of this work and involve Japanese practitioners and scholars to help us work towards a butterfly that is both faithful to the spirit of the original, and authentic in its representation of Japan”.

Other classic operas that have been revised for modern audiences

Verdi’s Otello – White singers chosen to play the lead role in Verdi’s version of Shakespeare’s classic play would traditionally be “black” for the part. But this decision has been rejected in recent years. Keith Warner, who conducted Otello at the Royal Opera House, said: “It’s about the audience taking an imaginative leap… On top of all that, [blacking up] is so offensive to the black community in London and beyond.

Turandot by Puccini – The opera about a barbaric Chinese princess in “old Beijing” is full of racist tropes. A Canadian Opera Company production changed the names of Ping, Pang and Pong, the three main characters, to Jim, Bob and Bill, and swapped their Chinese costumes for black ones, but – wrote the daughter of the one of the tenors – the characters “continued to play into the stereotypes of effeminate Asian men as they walked around the stage, laughing at each other”.

Bizet’s Carmen – After more than 140 years of being stabbed to death on stage, the heroine of Bizet’s opera has exacted revenge in a new Italian production by killing her lover instead. The director of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Foundation in Florence, Cristiano Chiarot, said in 2018: “At a time when our society has to deal with the murder of women, how dare to applaud the murder of a woman?

Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio – Mozart’s comedy about two European women who are kidnapped and sold to a Turkish Muslim plays on a number of Muslim stereotypes. When the Canadian Opera Company reviewed it, writer and director Wajdi Mouawad said it was not difficult to watch the opera appear “as an exercise in caricature or occasional racism”. English Touring Opera also avoided “awkward racial baggage”.

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On This Day in History – June 4 – Almanac https://schlammpeitziger.com/on-this-day-in-history-june-4-almanac/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 07:00:06 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/on-this-day-in-history-june-4-almanac/ 1/3 Israelis hold posters calling for the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from US prison outside the hotel where US Secretary of State John Kerry is staying in central Jerusalem January 2, 2014. The 4 June Pollard, accused of selling stacks of secret documents to Israel, and his wife pleaded guilty to espionage charges, […]]]>

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Israelis hold posters calling for the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from US prison outside the hotel where US Secretary of State John Kerry is staying in central Jerusalem January 2, 2014. The 4 June Pollard, accused of selling stacks of secret documents to Israel, and his wife pleaded guilty to espionage charges, admitting they were part of an Israeli spy ring that included three Israeli officials and a embassy secretary. File photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License picture

Today is Saturday, June 4, the 155th day of 2022 with 210 to follow.

The moon is growing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.


People born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include George III, King of England during the American Revolutionary War, in 1738; actor Rosalind Russell in 1907; actor Dennis Weaver in 1924; radio/television host Ruth Westheimer in 1928 (age 94); actor Bruce Dern in 1936 (86); singer Freddy Fender in 1937; editor/commentator Mortimer Zuckerman in 1937 (85); singer/actress Michelle Phillips in 1944 (age 78); actor Parker Stevenson in 1952 (age 70); actor Bradley Walsh in 1960 (age 62); singer Eldra “El” DeBarge in 1961 (age 61); fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli in 1963 (age 59); actor Scott Wolf in 1968 (age 54); actor Horatio Sanz in 1969 (age 53); actor Noah Wyle in 1971 (age 51); comedian Russell Brand in 1975 (age 47); actor/filmmaker Angelina Jolie in 1975 (age 47); actor Robin Lord Taylor in 1978 (age 44); actor Josh McDermitt in 1978 (age 44); actor Rebecca Henderson in 1980 (age 42); actor TJ Miller in 1981 (age 41); model Bar Refaeli in 1985 (37 years old); US Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek in 1985 (age 37); actor/musician Quincy Brown in 1991 (age 31); Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, member of the British royal family, in 2021 (1 year).


On this historical date:

In 1783, the first public demonstration of a hot air balloon took place in Annonay, France.

In 1784, the Frenchwoman Marie Thible from Lyon became the first woman to fly in a hot air balloon.

In 1896, Henry Ford pulled his first car out of a brick shed in Detroit and drove it through dark streets on a test drive.

In 1917, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded.

By 1940, the evacuation of Dunkirk, France during World War II was complete. A flotilla of small boats spent almost a week crossing the English Channel to rescue nearly 350,000 British, French and Belgian troops from advancing German forces.

In 1942 the Battle of Midway began. It raged for four days and was the turning point for the United States in the Pacific Campaign of World War II against Japan.

In 1944, the last German occupiers fled Rome before the advancing US 9th Army. Reynolds Packard reopened United Press offices the next day.

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy ordered Alabama Governor George C. Wallace to “cease and desist” from unlawful obstruction of justice in connection with the admission of two African-American students. Americans at the University of Alabama. The order was a necessary last technical step before the president could use federal troops to enforce the college’s desegregation court order.

In 1972, black activist Angela Davis was acquitted of murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy charges stemming from a California court shooting in which a judge and three other people were killed.

In 1985, the United States Supreme Court struck down an Alabama minutes of silence law because it specifically encouraged classroom prayer.

In 1986, American Jonathan Pollard, accused of selling stacks of secret documents to Israel, and his wife pleaded guilty to espionage charges, admitting they were part of an Israeli spy ring that included three Israeli officials and an embassy secretary. Jonathan was sentenced to life in prison and was paroled and released in 2015. Anne Pollard was released after serving three and a half years in prison.

In 1989, in what became known as the Tiananmen Square massacre, hundreds of student-led pro-democracy protesters were reportedly killed and thousands injured as Chinese troops forced them out of Beijing Square. .

In 1990, an Oregon woman, Janet Adkins, committed suicide in Michigan using a “suicide machine” developed by “Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian. She was the first “medical” patient reported by the retired pathologist.

In 1991, the Albanian Cabinet resigned, ending 46 years of communist rule.

In 1998, Terry Nichols was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building.

In 2005, the Diocese of Covington in Kentucky agreed to pay up to $120 million to more than 100 alleged victims of child molestation over the past 50 years.

In 2019, after racking up $2.4 million in prize money, professional sports player James Holzhauer’s record run on Danger! It’s over. In 33 games, he set 15 records for the most money earned in a single episode, reaching $131,127 on April 17.

In 2020, a knife-wielding man attacked and injured 39 children and teachers at an elementary school in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.


A thought of the day: “Taking pleasure in life is the best cosmetic of a woman.” — American actress Rosalind Russell

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More stars added to Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame ahead of July unveiling https://schlammpeitziger.com/more-stars-added-to-cincinnati-black-music-walk-of-fame-ahead-of-july-unveiling/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 20:07:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/more-stars-added-to-cincinnati-black-music-walk-of-fame-ahead-of-july-unveiling/ Cincinnati musicians who span many genres will be honored with stars on the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame. The 2022 inductees for the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame were announced Wednesday at Hard Rock Casino in Pendleton and include Penny Ford, Midnight Star, Hi-Tek and Wilbert Longmire. The 2022 Cincinnati Black Music Walk […]]]>

Cincinnati musicians who span many genres will be honored with stars on the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame.

The 2022 inductees for the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame were announced Wednesday at Hard Rock Casino in Pendleton and include Penny Ford, Midnight Star, Hi-Tek and Wilbert Longmire.

The 2022 Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame inductees are Penny Ford, Midnight Star, Hi-Tek and Wilbert Longmire.

Penny Ford is the lead singer of the German Eurodance group, Snap!, best known for their platinum record, “The Power”. Ford began performing at local talent shows in and around Cincinnati. While on summer vacation in 1979, Ford toured with Dayton, Ohio, funkateers Zapp as part of Parliament-Funkadelic’s World Funk Tour. She still performs to this day and currently lives in Germany.

Hi-Tek is a hip-hop producer and rapper most famous for making beats with artists such as Mos Def and Talib Kweli as Black Star. He is also one half of the Reflection Eternal group along with Kweli. Hi-Tek then became a producer for Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. Other artists he has worked with include 50 Cent, The Game and Anderson .Paak. It was announced that he had acquired the masters of his recordings during Wednesday’s announcement.

Midnight Star was formed after the band members met at Kentucky State University in the 1970s. Throughout the 1980s, the band enjoyed success with their double platinum album, No parking on the dance floor, and their Billboard Top 20 hit “Operator”. Cincinnati natives Reggie and Vincent Calloway then formed their own band, Calloway, which recorded “I Wanna Be Rich,” which went to No. 2 on the Billboard 100 in 1990.

Wilbert Longmire played in the early 1960s around Cincinnati. His first recordings were made in 1963 with the Hank Marr Quartet. Longmire was well known in jazz circles and played with George Benson and other jazz notables like Billy Eckstine, Lou Rawls, Jimmy Smit, Art Farmer, Herbie Hancock and Larry Corryell. He worked as a session musician for King Records with Red Prysock and Jack McDuff. He died in 2018 at the age of 77.

During Wednesday’s announcement, Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reece said the Walk of Fame is about giving black artists in Cincinnati the credit they deserve.

“Too many people think our artists are from somewhere else, they think they’re from the east coast and the west coast, but they’re from here,” Reece said. “So we wanted to build a Black Music Walk of Fame that was a missing piece of the puzzle so people would know that these artists came here from our city, our communities, our neighborhoods, our schools and encouraged others to do it. ”

In July 2021, a launch ceremony announced the inaugural Black Music Walk of Fame inductees, which included Otis Williams of The Charms, Bootsy Collins, The Isley Brothers and Dr. Charles Fold. The new space will be exclusively dedicated to recognizing influential black musicians from southwestern Ohio. Hamilton County commissioners voted to use $9 million in federal stimulus to build the park in front of the Brady Music Center. It will be officially unveiled Saturday, July 23 at noon, the same weekend the Cincinnati Music Festival takes place.

This story has been updated.

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