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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


October 2017

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Upcoming Minneapolis

31 Oct 2017 - Tue
King Krule at Fine Line

01 Nov 2017 - Wed
• Blues Traveler at Pantages Theatre
• Modern English at Turf Club
• Luna at Cedar

02 Nov 2017 - Thu
• Alvvays at First Avenue
• David Crosby at Ames Center
• Macklemore at Palace Theatre
• Michael McDonald at State Theatre
• Trevor Sensor at7th St

03 Nov 2017 - Fri
• Low Cut Connie at Turf Club
• Lukas Nelson at Fine Line
• Parov Stelar at Myth
• Real Estate at First Avenue
• Tegan And Sara at State Theatre
• Devil Wears Prada at Skyway

04 Nov 2017 - Sat
• Beach Slang at Turf Club
• Bully at Fine Line
• Colin Hay at Pantages
• Haley Reinhart at Minneapolis Music Hall
• Ledisi at State
• Ballroom Thieves at 7th St
• Bloody Beetroots at First Ave
• Whethan at Skyway Theatre

05 Nov 2017 - Sun
• Kelela at 7th Street Entry
• Our Lady Peace at Minneapolis Music Hall
• Tommy Emmanuel at Ames Center

06 Nov 2017 - Mon
• Guantanamo Baywatch at 7th St
• Kid Cudi at Myth

07 Nov 2017 - Tue
• Gwar at First Avenue
• John Carpenter at Myth
• Phoebe Ryan at 7th St

08 Nov 2017 - Wed
• Action Bronson at Minneapolis Music Hall
• Crystal Castles at First Ave
• Odesza at Myth

09 Nov 2017 - Thu
• 98 Degrees at Pantages
• Cirque du Soleil at Target Center
• J. Views at Cedar
• Kamasi Washington at First Ave
• LCD Soundsystem at Roy Wilkins
• Odesza at Myth
• Shout Out Louds at Fine Line
• Susto at Turf Club

10 Nov 2017 - Fri
• Brian Setzer at State Theatre
• Bruce Hornsby at Roy Wilkins
• Dead Man Winter at Turf Club
• Great Good Fine OK at 7th Street Entry
• Highly Suspect at First Avenue

11 Nov 2017 - Sat
• Dead Man Winter at Turf Club
• Highly Suspect at First Avenue
• Ibeyi at Fine Line
• Jessica Lea Mayfield at 7th Street
• Johnnyswim at State Theatre
• Ted Leo at Triple Rock

12 Nov 2017 - Sun
• Hollywood Undead at Myth
• O.A.R. at First Avenue
• Slow Magic at Triple Rock

13 Nov 2017 - Mon
• L.A. Witch at 7th Street

14 Nov 2017 - Tue
• New Found Glory at The Cabooze

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