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chance the rapper wins the first grammy for a streaming-only album


a grammy win is the latest accolade for music streaming. just over a year ago, the recording industry association of america (riaa) announced that it would begin counting streaming towards an album's gold and platinum certification. the industry's governing body had already been considering an individual track's streaming stats for the digital single award.the popularity of streaming services continues to grow, so record labels and the music industry as a whole are grappling with how to best embrace the most popular form of music consumption -- at least in the us. streaming surpassed downloads as the biggest money maker for the us music industry in 2015 after it beat out cd sales for the first time the year before. of course, the two sides still have to work out a royalty system that's mut






petsmart shares its hilarious, adorable pet p os with santa claus


p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 1of/181captioncloseimage 1 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 2 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 3 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa clau






what is form arcosanti music festival?


what is form arcosanti music festival?there's a music festival happening may 12-14, 2017, in the experimental town of arcosanti, arizona. here's everything you need to know about form arcosanti, from applying for tickets, camping there and who's performing.






sound - draw music in software


well, not really - when you're looking at a waveform, you're seeing a zoomed out summary of the data on disc. if you zoom in, you'll see many more details and gradations that you couldn't tell from far away. it's kinda like trying to describe all the beaches of california, in detail, by drawing how the coastline looks on a map of the u.s.if you zoom really deep down you'll get a more accurate picture, and yeah it would be possible to create music that way - but drawing at that level would be extremely tedious and time consuming and likely impossible for the average human.to understand why - it'll help to do a little napkin math to get the possible variations, and we'll see that they become too enormous over the time of a song (and what is music if not creative choices over time).let's assu






prince’s music set for streaming services in time for grammys


tidal’s exclusive streaming rights to prince‘s warner bros. records catalog is over.the record company announced that starting sunday, his music on the label — including albums like the seminal “purple rain” to his early work like “dirty mind” — will be made available on all streaming services.the timing of the release — on the day of the grammys — was not coincidental. all of the music is expected to be available on all streaming sites by the time the awards show begins and a tribute to the singer is planned during the ceremony.in a statement, warner bros. records chairman and ceo cameron strang thanked prince’s estate for its help to make the deal possible.said strang: “prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with warner bros. and we are deeply aware of our






mtv’s european music awards headed to london in november


london — mtv’s europe music awards are headed to london.the music broadcaster announced tuesday that the 2017 edition of the emas will be held on nov. 12 at the city’s wembley arena.david lynn, chief executive of mtv parent viacom, says london is “arguably the world’s musical epicenter” and the buzz of the awards will be “amplified tenfold” in the british capital.london mayor sadiq khan says london is “the entertainment capital of the world” — a status he wants it to retain when britain leaves the european union.the emas take place in a different european city each year and were last held in london in 1996. last year’s ceremony was in the dutch city of rotterdam.winners of the awards are selected by fans across the continent.copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this ma






universal to release prince’s post-1995 albums, music from vault


ten months after prince’s death, the last piece of the business puzzle for his music has finally been reached. prince’s estate has made an agreement with the universal music group for his music recorded after 1995, as well as material from prince’s storied recording vault, universal and the estate announced on thursday.the deal covers 25 albums that prince released through his npg records label after going independent in the mid-1990s, including “emancipation,” “musicology” and “3121.” prince started npg after feuding with warner bros., his first label and the home of virtually all of his biggest hits, like “purple rain” and “1999.” the contents of prince’s vault — legendary among fans — have never been fully revealed; the announcement on thursday said only that it included outtakes as wel






bait al oud starting a new season


abu dhabi: bait al oud is starting a new season with a public performance by its teachers. the event is part of abu dhabi tourism and culture authority’s music programme.the concert will be held at manarat al saadiyat on saadiyat island on thursday, february 16, with free entry for the public.bait al oud focuses on the history, theory and performance of traditional arabic music and instrument and is known as a regional centre of musical expertise.






coachella headliners: beyoncé, kendrick lamar, radiohead


coachella's lineup has been announced. the popular music festival will include pop queen beyoncé, british rock group radiohead and rapper kendrick lamar as headlining acts.         






perlstein cool home


located on the second floor is the “music room”. what lais loves most about her home is the fact that it’s “big, but the rooms are not huge. unlike many houses here. so that makes for a lot of different habitats in the house. that makes room for an exercise room, a music room, a porch…as opposed to having a huge bedroom with a bed in the middle. it creates different environments where you can be in the house.” ottavia zappala






mtv europe music awards headed to london


mtv’s europe music awards are headed to london.the music broadcaster announced tuesday that the 2017 edition of the emas will be held on nov. 12 at the city’s wembley arena.david lynn, chief executive of mtv parent viacom, says london is “arguably the world’s musical epicenter” and the buzz of the awards will be “amplified tenfold” in the british capital.london mayor sadiq khan says london is “the entertainment capital of the world” — a status he wants it to retain when britain leaves the european union.the emas take place in a different european city each year and were last held in london in 1996. last year’s ceremony was in the dutch city of rotterdam.winners of the awards are selected by fans across the continent.share this:






donald trump insulted mark cuban on twitter and the push back was epic


on the day north korea decided to test a ballistic missile, president donald trump opted to attack dallas mavericks owner mark cuban on twitter."he backed me big-time but i wasn't interested in taking all of his calls," trump wrote sunday morning. "he's not smart enough to be president!" photo: twitter source: twittersource: twittercuban, being the sporting type, fired back. cuban tweeted "lol" and what appeared to be a private exchange between himself and trump, in which the tech wizard offered advice to then-candidate trump.see you in court: twitter sounds off on judges striking down travel banthe note also included a hand-written response from trump, effectively brushing off cuban's advice.but, then, cuban's and trump's twitter followers got in on the act.multiple tweets criticized trum






listen to an excerpt from deborah crombie's 'garden of lamentations'


p o: steve ullathorne author deborah crombie author deborah crombieauthor deborah crombie comes to houston monday to read and discuss her new novel.she'll be reading from "garden of lamentations," her 17th book about scotland yard detectives duncan kincaid and ma james.in this story, a young woman is found dead in a notting hill garden and ma james is brought in to investigate. she discovers that this garden has been the scene of more than one death - and as the detective investigates, yet another person meets a violent end in the park.if you haven't discovered this series before, read about crombie's duncan kincaid/ ma james series.crombie will be discuss and sign "garden of lamentations" at 6:30 p.m. monday at murder by the book, 2342 bissonnet; 713-524-8597 or murderbooks.com.the book






memorable music in gaming #33


chalgyr|53m ago|opinion piece|0|chalgyr's game room writes: friday is upon us, and that usually means either a beeps and beers or a memorable music. in this case, it is the latter. i decided to go with a very heavy rpg theme with this edition, most of them a generation back in terms of console hardware. persona 4 golden (ps vita) - aria of the soul this is just an absolutely haunting tune, and while there was a lot of great music in this game - for me aria of the soul is the most memorable. a few notes play and i immediately recognize it and think of the velvet room, with its mysterious caretakers. with persona 5 right around the corner, the most recent iteration in the series has been on my mind a lot lately. lost odysseylunar: silver star storymass effectni no kuni: wrath of the white wi






atlanta rapper says sony let group steal his song


an atlanta rapper says sony let another band steal his music.micaiah raheem, also known as “raheem the dream,” a self-described “legendary” hip-hop producer from georgia whose music has been recorded by artists such as fergie, migos and rico love, says in a lawsuit that sony music entertainment allowed his 1998 song “you scared, you scared” to be copied without permission.the band three 6 mafia recorded a song called, “you scared, part 2” for a 2003 album, which replicates the “hook” from raheem’s tune as well as the repetition of the phrase “you scared,” he charges in a manhattan federal court filing. “significant portions of the songs are nearly identical,” claims raheem, who is seeking unspecified damages.raheem had medical issues, including a double brain aneurysm, that prevented him f






grammy-winning jazz singer al jarreau dies at 76


los angeles — grammy-winning jazz singer al jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a los angeles hospital sunday, just days after announcing his retirement from touring due to exhaustion.his official twitter account and website say he died surrounded by his wife, son and a few other family members and friends. he was 76.jarreau was hospitalized earlier in the week and was said to have been improving slowly. the cause of his death was not revealed.the milwaukee native won seven grammys over the course of his half-century in music. his biggest single was 1981’s “we’re in this love together” from the album “breakin’ away.” jarreau was also a vocalist on the all-star 1985 track, “we are the world,” and sang the theme to tv’s “moonlighting.”he is one of the few artists t






travel ban frays big oil ties in middle east


p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy p othe chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban.the chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban. p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle buy this p otravel ban frays big oil ties in middle east1 / 1back to gallerythe u.s. travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations could backfire on chevron and other american energy companies as they try to forge delicate ties with countries like iraq for a






sound worlds spinning from a single keyboard


classical music can entertain, or it can uplift, and not everyone wants to engage with it on a deeper level. but for those who did, pianist igor levit offered a superb afternoon of music-making at the udc theater of the arts on saturday. levit was scheduled to appear at the washington performing arts hayes piano series two years ago, when he still qualified as a rising star. since then, several recordings have placed him firmly on the map, particularly his memorable juxtaposition of three mighty sets of variations: bach’s goldbergs, rzewski’s “the people united will never be defeated”! and beethoven’s diabellis. saturday’s program offered a similar, but shorter, tripartite grouping: three parts of shostakovich’s wonderful preludes and fugues; rzewski’s “dreams, part ii” and beethoven’s dia






sound worlds spinning from a single keyboard


classical music can entertain, or it can uplift, and not everyone wants to engage with it on a deeper level. but for those who did, pianist igor levit offered a superb afternoon of music-making at the udc theater of the arts on saturday. levit was scheduled to appear at the washington performing arts hayes piano series two years ago, when he still qualified as a rising star. since then, several recordings have placed him firmly on the map, particularly his memorable juxtaposition of three mighty sets of variations: bach’s goldbergs, rzewski’s “the people united will never be defeated”! and beethoven’s diabellis. saturday’s program offered a similar, but shorter, tripartite grouping: three parts of shostakovich’s wonderful preludes and fugues; rzewski’s “dreams, part ii” and beethoven’s dia






former aldine isd coach sentenced for sex with student


photo: harris county sheriff image 1of/31captioncloseimage 1 of 31eber lopez, a former soccer coach at nimitz high school in aldine isd who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, will have to spend 60 days in jail after being sentenced tuesday, feb. 14, 2017 to eight years probation.keep going to see other houston-area teachers who have been charged with having improper relationships with students.  lesseber lopez, a former soccer coach at nimitz high school in aldine isd who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, will have to spend 60 days in jail after being sentenced tuesday, feb. ... more photo: harris county sheriff image 2 of 31houston-area teacher-student sex scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 201






houston nurse accused of staging husband's suicide in shooting death


steve hafer leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. his wife stands accused of his murder. steve hafer leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. his wife stands...a 29-year-old nurse at md anderson cancer center accused in the shooting death of her husband last week broke down in court monday after seeing her family in the gallery.tu thien huynh is accused of using a s gun to kill her husband, steven hafer, on thursday then calling 911 and reporting it as a suicide, prosecutors said in court.investigators be e suspicious when huynh kept changing her story about the shooting, prosecutors said. the s gun had apparently been wiped clean and the trajectory did not match a self-inflicted wound.wanted: houston man accused of shooting 24-year-old from humblethe husband was found s in the bedroom, accordi






beyhive blasts carlos santana for saying beyonce is "not a singer"


never disturb the beyhive. much like real bees, beyoncé fans will sting you and they sting bad. their current target is musician carlos santana and he has committed a crime of the highest order. santana has attacked their queen beyoncé. in a recent statement about the 35-year-old singer, he said that beyoncé “is not a singer.”the legendary musician had defended adele’s victory at the grammys. many, including adele, shared the belief that beyoncé’s lemonade was more deserving of the award than her 25. some even went as far as accusing the recording academy of racism. justifying their decision, santana said, “i think that adele won because she can sing, sing.”“with all respect to our sister beyoncé, beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music — music to mo






houston-area teachers that lost their license due to scandals


p o: chron image 1of/30captioncloseimage 1 of 30houston-area teacher-student scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 2010 and december 2016, 686 teachers in texas lost their teaching licence due to allegations of impropriety with a student. keep going for a look back at the houston-area educators who were charged with a crime after accu ions of relationships with students.  lesshouston-area teacher-student scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 2010 and december 2016, 686 teachers in texas lost their teaching licence due to allegations of impropriety ... more p o: chron image 2 of 30jameson norman - houston isdtea review opened: april 4, 2013 license surrendered: july 14, 2014 (466 days later) details: norman would leave debate tourna






artists take over pop-up music lounge for grammys weekend


soho house launched their new pop-up live music series “soho sounds” for members and industry friends for grammys weekend.the night featured a live performance by best new artist nominee anderson paak and a dj set by kaytranada.leslie mann showed up during paak’s performance, but she skipped the guest-list entrance and entered through the main doors with two friends.they ended up in the hot spot’s tiki lounge, at a small table, and enjoyed cocktails before leaving.charli xcx popped in at the end of the night and spent most of her time in the tiki lounge, talking and working her way around the room.share this:






twitter lets fly after canada native ted cruz botches leader's title


p o: twitter image 1of/14captioncloseimage 1 of 14canadians react to ted cruz' mistakeu.s. sen. ted cruz botched the title of former newfoundland, canada premier danny williams during a debate about health care on feb. 7, 2017. cruz, who was born in canada and held dual citizenship for many years, referred to williams as "governor," a position that doesn't exist north of the border.click through to see how some canadians reacted to ted cruz's mistake. lesscanadians react to ted cruz' mistakeu.s. sen. ted cruz botched the title of former newfoundland, canada premier danny williams during a debate about health care on feb. 7, 2017. cruz, who was born in canada and ... more p o: twitter image 2 of 14source: twittersource: twitter p o: twitter image 3 of 14source: twittersource: twitter p o:






need to apologize? how not to mess it up


a relationship expert offers advice for the truly sorry published 6:00 am, monday, february 13, 2017 photo: deborah durbin, fotolia photo: jason dailey / sunflower publications harriet lerner harriet lernerpsychologist harriet lerner is one of the nation's most respected relationship experts. she's the author of several books, including the new york times bestseller "the dance of anger." she'll discuss and sign her new book, "why won't you apologize? healing big betrayals and everyday hurts," 7 p.m. thursday at brazos bookstore, 2421 bissonnet; 713-523-0701 or brazosbookstore.com. - alyson wardsome time back i received an apology that was so sleazy, shaming and blame-reversing that it will forever stay etched in my memory. it's an excellent example of how easy it is to ruin an apology.






see it: 'carpool karaoke' series features star-studded match-ups


celebs take the wheel. "carpool karaoke" is coming to apple music, but james corden — the "late late show" host who put the segment on the map — will let celebrities ride shotgun. in a star-studded trailer for the new series, famous faces will be matched up to sing along for the ride, including billy eichner with metallica, john cena with shaquille o'neal, john legend with alicia keys and taraji p. henson, seth macfarlane with ariana grande, chelsea handler with blake shelton and michael strahan with jeff gordon. corden does make an appearance in the trailer along with will smith — and yes there is also a marching band performing "gettin' jiggy with it." james corden's 'carpool karaoke' to stream on apple music(apple via youtube) not only is there plenty of car time in the new series, cor






beyonce’s twin pregnancy announcement pic is now a massive mural


ed sheeran on taylor swift's insane security measures to keep her music safebeyonce has the best seat in the house at the 2017 grammyswould you buy the new celeb-adored $600 sneaker?larger than life, in more ways than one. beyoncé’s viral twin pregnancy announcement photo is now officially a five-story mural in australia, thanks to renowned street artist lushsux.the anonymous artist hinted that he had the concept in the works last week, when he retweeted beyonce’s picture along with a call for open public spaces to display his work.“who has a massive wall for this @beyonce maternity photo in melbourne?” he captioned the image. “ideally four to five stories high? dm and tag in anyone who could help or would be interested. #beyoncé #beyonce.”friday afternoon progress update #streetart #beyon






houston man sues over missing rhino horns he bagged on safari


p o: tony karumba, stringer white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp)  white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp) a houston businessman who spent more than $250,000 on a safari in africa has sued the south african operator for failing to deliver two horns from the white rhinoceros he bagged.in the suit filed last month in state district court in harris county, kevin poynter, president of poynter commercial properties in houston, said he put his trust in limcroma safaris to ship the horns back to houston, as promised, but is still waiting, more than a year after the trip in august and september of 2015. more: dallas black rhino hunter sues delta after airline refused to transport trophyneither poynter nor representatives of limcroma would comment. poynter's lawyer, joel mohrman of houston, said,






houston man sues over missing rhino horns he bagged on safari


p o: tony karumba, stringer white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp)  white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp) a houston businessman who spent more than $250,000 on a safari in africa has sued the south african operator for failing to deliver two horns from the white rhinoceros he bagged.in the suit filed last month in state district court in harris county, kevin poynter, president of poynter commercial properties in houston, said he put his trust in limcroma safaris to ship the horns back to houston, as promised, but is still waiting, more than a year after the trip in august and september of 2015. more: dallas black rhino hunter sues delta after airline refused to transport trophyneither poynter nor representatives of limcroma would comment. poynter's lawyer, joel mohrman of houston, said,






anoushka shankar loses grammy awards for sixth time


the grammys were a pretty happening affair with some mind-blowing performances and some well-deserved wins. it’s a little disheartening too see that this year too, our supremely talented anoushka shankar missed the trophy by just that much.it was sixth time unlucky for the gorgeous indian sitarist anoushka shankar, who failed to convert her world music category nomination into a win yet again at the grammy awards as she lost the trophy to world-renown cellist yo-yo ma. yo-yo ma collected a crossover award in the best world music album category for ‘sing me home.’ the classical songstress has received 19 grammys to date and they’re well deserved!anoushka, the daughter of famous grammy winning sitar maestro pandit ravi shankar, received her first ever grammy nomination at the young age of 2






sound bar buying guide: what you need to know


samsung hw-k950cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 the good: the samsung is one of the best sound bars we’ve ever heard for both movies and music. the dedicated rear speakers deliver increased immersion compared with single-speaker designs. it’s cheaper than buying a dolby atmos receiver and speakers.the bad: it’s expensive, and dts support is limited. dolby atmos is only available on a limited number of titles compared with other surround formats.the cost: $1,500the bottom line: the samsung combines the discreet looks and simple setup of a sound bar with truly impressive sound for both movies and music.sony ht-nt5cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5the good: the sony gets nearly everything right: design, features and sound for music and home theater.the bad: sound quality, while excellent, is not tw






sound bar buying guide: what you need to know


samsung hw-k950cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 the good: the samsung is one of the best sound bars we’ve ever heard for both movies and music. the dedicated rear speakers deliver increased immersion compared to single-speaker designs. it’s cheaper than buying a dolby atmos receiver and speakers.the bad: it’s expensive, and dts support is limited. dolby atmos is only available on a limited number of titles compared with other surround formats.the cost: $1,500the bottom line: the samsung combines the discreet looks and simple setup of a sound bar with truly impressive sound for both movies and music.sony ht-nt5cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5the good: the sony gets nearly everything right: design, features and sound for music and home theater.the bad: sound quality, while excellent, is not twic






senate backers of 'sanctuary' ban revise bill


austin -- senate backers of a ban on so-called "sanctuary cities" unveiled a revised bill on wednesday to focus only on penalties for law enforcement agencies that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration laws.state sen. charles perry, a lubbock republican and author of the controversial senate bill 4, said the reworded bill pertains only to enforcing "the rule of law . . . if you don't respect the rule of law, there will be consequences."the bill is not intended to define what a sanctuary city is," he said. "you can have a sanctuary city that provides charity . . . this bill only deals with allowing agencies that do not enforce the law. that's where they cross the line."perry said the revised bill will cover college puses, a change that the senator said was added in response "to a lot






country singer raelynn reveals husband enlisted in military


singer raelynn and husband, josh davis, arrive at the 50th annual country music association awards in nashville, tennessee, u.s., november 2, 2016.  (reuters) newlywed country star raelynn announced on instagram that her husband has enlisted in the military."my husband has always supported me in everything that i've wanted to do, yesterday began a new adventure for us," the "love triangle" singer shared. "joshua left for basic training to serve in our military and serve his country."the singer added that "saying i'm proud doesn't scratch the surface of how i feel. i love his heart and the man that he is more and more every single day."a post shared by






grammy-winning jazz singer al jarreau dies at 76


jazz vocalist al jarreau – best known for his 1981 hit “we’re in this love together” – died on sunday in los angeles, just days after retiring from live performances, his team announced. he was 76.“(jarreau) passed away this morning,” according to the singer’s twitter account.“he was in the hospital, kept, kept comfortable by his wife, son, and a few of his family and friends.”the seven-time grammy winner abruptly cancelled a string of concerts on tuesday, saying he was hanging up the microphone on advice of doctors.“we’re in this love together” topped at no. 15 on the billboard charts in november 1981.he also sang the theme to the tv show “moonlighting” which reached no. 23 in july 1987.that show, starring cybill shepherd, went on to become a smash hit and launched the career of bruce wil






crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road1 / 1back to galleryall northbound main lanes of i-45 north at the hardy toll road were closed because of an accident on wednesday afternoon but the accident clear shortly after 5 p.m.the crash involving five vehicles closed the lanes at about 3:53 p.m., according to houston transtar. the wreck was cleared at 5:03 pm., according to transtar, but the right shoulder and right lane remain closed.  no further information is currently available.check back later for more updates in this developing report. ge






congolese music festival for peace draws tens of thousands


by al-hadji kudra maliro | apby al-hadji kudra maliro | apfebruary 12 at 6:29 amgoma, congo — enrique makasi’s hometown of beni in eastern congo is under frequent siege from rebels, and music is the way he tells the world what is happening.performing before tens of thousands at the amani festival in the regional capital, goma, the 26-year-old singer hopes to give voice to the hundreds slain and build solidarity to promote peace. “i took to the stage in black to show the world that in beni, nearly 1,000 people have been killed by the adf rebels from uganda and an investigation should be carried out,” he said. “the festival is also a way for me to share the word ‘amani’ (meaning peace in the swahili language) with colleagues coming from other countries in africa.”nearly 36,000 people gathere






congolese music festival for peace draws tens of thousands


by al-hadji kudra maliro | apby al-hadji kudra maliro | apfebruary 12 at 10:53 amgoma, congo — enrique makasi’s hometown of beni in eastern congo is under frequent siege from rebels, and music is the way he tells the world what is happening.performing before tens of thousands at the amani festival in the regional capital, goma, the 26-year-old singer hopes to give voice to the hundreds slain and build solidarity to promote peace. “i took to the stage in black to show the world that in beni, nearly 1,000 people have been killed by the adf rebels from uganda and an investigation should be carried out,” he said. “the festival is also a way for me to share the word ‘amani’ (meaning peace in the swahili language) with colleagues coming from other countries in africa.”nearly 36,000 people gather






kennedy center hosts a brilliantly hip performance of vivaldi


tim page, my predecessor at the washington post, once said that the toughest assignment in music criticism was having to write 500 words about a performance of vivaldi in a church basement — his point being that it was a worthy event, but there wasn’t much to say about it.times have changed, though. these days, historically informed performances have become hip — the preferred early-music acronym — and ensembles dedicated to music of the baroque and before are some of the hottest tickets in town. take the venice baroque orchestra, which came to the kennedy center’s fortas chamber music concerts on monday night. now in its 20th year, the group is one of the most adventurous and interesting of chamber ensembles, with a range of projects including, this season, a major performance of vivaldi’