Tagged: Music

Corbyn calls for music and poetry at every meeting to tempt people to socialism

More people could be tempted to embrace socialism by including music and poetry in every meeting, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The former Labour leader told an event at The World Transformed conference, which is running alongside the Labour Party conference in Brighton, that political meetings did not need to be boring and “held on cold winter nights in miserable halls”.

And he said there were many different ways in which people could come to “political conclusions”.

General Election 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with activists at Flash Music Theatre, Edgware, London, in 2019 (Victoria Jones/PA)

Mr Corbyn was responding to a question from

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Penny Lane on music, “bad” art and “Listening to Kenny G”

Taste in music is a subjective thing, and as much as there are artists who are seemingly universally hailed as geniuses for their talents and contributions to culture as a whole, liking or not liking a musician or group generally isn’t a very controversial stance.

In her new film Listening to Kenny G, director Penny Lane (Hail Satan?) dives into the idea via her subject from the other end by looking at a popular critical punching bag in the form of the smooth jazz musician.

Lane’s film acts both as a traditional biographical documentary about a hugely

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L.A. Opera’s opener, Ojai Music Festival and 9 other best bets for your weekend

Magician David Kwong’s latest brain-teasing show, a family friendly celebration of National Dance Day and Los Angeles Opera’s season opener lead our short list of culture offerings this weekend. Before you go, remember to call or check online for reservation requirements and other COVID-19 protocols.

“Il Trovatore”

L.A. Opera opens its season with an all-hands-on-deck production of Verdi’s dark 19th century tale of love and vengeance. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Guanqun Yu stars. James Conlon conducts. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 6 p.m. Saturday; other dates through Oct. 10. $19-$292; livestreamed

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: Experience La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, this time online

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is over for another year, but if you missed any or all of the festival’s in-person programming, you’re in luck: At no charge through Tuesday, you can stream six of the SummerFest 2021 full-length concerts, while 20 education events will be online indefinitely.

Four of the streamable concerts are part of the festival’s “Synergy Series.” Also included is the “SummerFest Finale: A Love Composed”

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