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Monday, 03 June 2013



There's got to be a joke in there regarding a 40-year-old virgin? The British record label Virgin Records, which was started by Richard Branson in 1973, is turning 40 this year.

To help us celebrate and remember why the record label was important, some events are in store (pun not intended) for you:

1) Exhibition
The creative direction for the exhibition will be overseen by Adrian Shaughnessy, George Lee and the team at This Is Real Art. It will include photos (seen and unseen), seminal videos (including props) and memorabilia that capture the symbiotic collaborations between the cultural icons of the day. The location will be an exclusive venue in Mornington Crescent.

2) Book
A beautiful art book will be edited by leading music journalist Adrian Thrills. Adrian began his career editing the punk fanzine 48 Thrills before becoming one of the main feature writers for NME in the Eighties. He contributed fifty cover stories for the paper championing the 2-Tone movement and many of the post-punk, reggae and dance acts of the era; as well as writing the first ever cover story for iconic style magazine The Face featuring The Specials. The book will be designed by Adrian Shaughnessy.

3) Documentary
A film produced by Leopard Films, one of the UK’s leading production companies, and directed by Paul Tilzey, the director of many award winning documentaries for BBC and Channel 4 including ‘The 70s’. Executive producer Todd Austin and Fiona Morris' projects include ‘Do it Yourself; The Story of Rough Trade’ (BBC Four) and ‘Imagine: Damon and Jamie’s Excellent Adventure’ (BBC One) respectively.

4) Events
A series of live events. Virgin Records will be taking over legendary Camden venue KOKO in October. The shows will celebrate four decades of disruptions involving icons and luminaries from Virgin’s roster past and present.

5) Compilations
A compilation CD with 2 x Cd set; one disc with current Virgin artists covering Virgin classics, another disc with original Virgin classics. There will also be a series of Virgin 40 compilation CDs spanning the four decades.


The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) and Evergreene Music is celebrating the New York Center's 45th anniversary this month (June).

Excerpts from their press release:

In addition to releasing the Balkan Arts Series on June 4th, the Center will also be holding a special Benefit Dinner and Dance Party at New York's Edison Ballroom that same evening, honoring Sue Yeon Park (a National Heritage Fellow and the artistic director of the Korean Performing Arrts Center), Rick Luftgrass (Executive Director of the Laurie M Tisch Illumination Fund and CTMD Board Member), and Janette Sadik-Khan (Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation). The night will be rounded out with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and, a special musical performances by the Secret Trio (Ara Dinkjian-oud, Ismail Lumanovski-clarinet, Tamer Pinabashi-kanun/Turkish zither).

Recorded in the 1960's and 70's by CTMD-founders Martin Koenig and Ethel Raim, the historic 13-part Balkan Arts Series opens up the Center's rich 45-year old archive, featuring some of the most exciting field recordings of traditional folk music yet to emerge from Bulgaria, East Serbia, Greek Macedonia and Thrace, and Romania.


The CTMD's 45th Anniversary "Treasures and Traditions" Benefit Dinner and Dance Party will be held at the Edison Ballroom on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The Edison Ballroom is at 240 West 47th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $250 per person (which includes cocktails, dinner, and entertainment), and tables are priced at $2500, $5000, and $10,000. For tickets and more information, go to ctmd.org/celebrate45.htm


April 2018

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Upcoming Minneapolis

Mon 04/16/2018
Matt and Kim at First Ave

Wed 04/18/2018
Bit Brigade at Icehousey

Sat 04/21/2018
Bon Iver at Palace Theatre
Ganja White Night at Skyway
• Dave Davies at Medina Ent
• Tech N9ne at Armory

Sun 04/22/2018
• Lord Huron at Palace Theatre

Mon 04/23/2018
• Calexico at Fine Line
• HFTRR / Waxahatchee at First Avenue

Tue 04/24/2018
• Joan Shelley at Turf Club
• Langhorne Slim at The Cedar
• Rainbow Kitten Surprise at First Ave

Wed 04/25/2018
• Carpenter Brut at Fine Line
• No Age at 7th St
• Robyn Hitchcock at Turf Club

Thu 04/26/2018
• Liza Anne at 7th St
• Robyn Hitchcock at Turf Club
• Tyrone Wells at Cedar

Fri 04/27/2018
• Frenship at 7th St
• Franz Ferdinand at First Ave
• Indigo Girls at Varsity Theater

Sat 04/28/2018
• Kamelot at The Cabooze
• Born Ruffians at 7th St
• Bon Jovi at Xcel

Sun 04/29/2018
• Jessie Ware at Varsity Theater
• Preoccupations at 7th St

Mon 04/30/2018
• George Ezra at First Ave
• Kid Koala at The Cedar

Tue 05/01/2018
• Hayley Kiyoko at Varsity Theater
• Jorja Smith at Fine Line
• Brevet at 7th St
• X Ambassadors at Myth

Wed 05/02/2018
• Jonathan Davis at Myth
• Kevin Morby at The Cedar

Thu 05/03/2018
• Keiko Matsui at Dakota Jazz

Fri 05/04/2018
• Joshua Hedley at 7th St
• Sofi Tukker at Fine Line
• Trampled By Turtles at Palace
• Unknown Mortal Orchestra at First Ave

Sat 05/05/2018
• Trampled By Turtles at Palace
• Jon Batiste at Varsity Theater
• Kenny Chesney at U.S. Bank
• Steve Moakler at Turf Club
• Cactus Blossoms at Hopkins Center
• The Suffers at 7th St

Sun 05/06/2018
• Dr. Dog at Palace Theatre

Mon 05/07/2018
• Peter Hook at First Ave
• Tricky at 7th St

Tue 05/08/2018
• Imarhan at The Cedar
• Jukebox The Ghost at Varsity
• Zola Jesus/ Alice Glass at Turf

Wed 05/09/2018
• Flatbush Zombies at Palace Theatre

Sat 06/16/2018
• Rock the Garden 2018

Wed 08/22/2018
Pedro the Lion at Fine Line

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