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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

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Minneapolis/St Paul

Mon 11/18/2019
Briston Maroney at 7th St
• Augustana at Amsterdam Bar
• Pete Yorn at Varsity

Tue 11/19/2019
King Diamond at Palace
Son Little at Cedar
• Our Last Night at Fine Line
• Chon at Varsity
• Kyle Kinane at Pantages

Wed 11/20/2019
Miami Horror at Fine Line
Amigo The Devil at Skyway
• Madeon at Myth
• Comethazine at Varsity

Thu 11/21/2019
Charlie Parr at Cedar
• Jack Harlow at 7th St

Fri 11/22/2019
Charlie Parr at Cedar
Kikagaku Moyo at Turf Club
• Summer Walker at Myth
• Dreamers at Amsterdam Bar
• Marcus King at Varsity Theater
• Ronnie Milsap at Medina
• Yelawolf at Skyway

Sat 11/23/2019
Sound+Vision at Valley Creek Mall
Cory Branan at Aster Cafe
• Booker T. Jones at Medina
• Whiskey Myers at Myth
• "On A Winter's Night" at Cedar
• Schoolboy Q at Armory
• Chris Janson at Treasure Island
• In Flames at Cabooze
• Sloan at 7th St
• BoDeans at Sheldon
• Yotto at Skyway

Sun 11/24/2019
Hobo Johnson at First Ave
• Third Eye Blind at Myth
• Helmet at Varsity
• Iron Kingdom at Club Underground

Mon 11/25/2019
Closer Talk at 7th St

Tue 11/26/2019
Polica at 7th St

Wed 11/27/2019
Polica at 7th St

• Louis The Child at Armory
• Issues at Varsity
• Bobby Rush at Dakota

Thu 11/28/2019

Fri 11/29/2019
Black Friday
• Allah-Las at Fine Line
• Pigface at Cabooze

Sat 11/30/2019
Kim Petras at Palace

Sun 12/01/2019
• Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall

Mon 12/02/2019
• Cautious Clay at Fine Line

Tue 12/03/2019
• Cat Clyde at 7th St
• Brockhampton at Armory
• CeeLo Green at Ames

Wed 12/04/2019
• Vintage Trouble at Amsterdam Bar
• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Ames
• As I Lay Dying at Varsity

Thu 12/05/2019
• Emarosa at 7th St

Fri 12/06/2019
• Waterparks at Varsity
• Michael W. Smith at Target
• The Motet at First Ave

Sat 12/07/2019
• Jim Brickman at Pantages
• Deadmau5 at Armory
• J.S. Ondara at First Ave
• Lorie Line at Ames
• Steepwater Band at Ballentine VFW
• Morbid Angel at Fine Line
• Sunny Sweeney at Cabooze
• Tiffany at Varsity

Sun 12/08/2019
• Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall

Mon 12/09/2019
• 5 Seconds Of Summer at Xcel

Wed 12/11/2019
• Merkules at Cabooze
• Batushka at Skyway

Thu 12/12/2019
• Mariachi Reyna at Dakota
• The Blenders Pantages
• Morgan Evans at Varsity

Fri 12/13/2019
• Blenders at Pantages
• Low at Fitzgerald

Sat 12/14/2019
• Joy Formidable at Fine Line
• Glitterer at Garage
• 311 at Armory
• Blenders at Pantages
• David Archuleta at Cedar
• Hot Tuna at Fitzgerald

Sun 12/15/2019
• Blenders at Pantages

Tue 12/17/2019
• Tonic Sol-fa at Ames

Wed 12/18/2019
• Marc Roberge at Varsity
• Sounds of Blackness at Pantages

Sat 12/21/2019
• Diamond Rio at Treasure Island

Sat 12/21/2019
• Fixx at Cedar
• BoDeans at Dakota

Sun 12/22/2019
• George Winston at Orchestra Hall

Thu 12/24/2019
Christmas Eve

Fri 12/25/2019
Christmas Day

Mon 12/28/2019
• Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Xcel

Tue 12/31/2019
• Droeloe at Armory

Wed 01/01/2020
New Year Day

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