POP MUSIC ON GREGORIAN STYLE

The Catholic Institute will be seeing the presentation of Musicals 4 – Moulin Rouge and Pop Goes Gregorian at a musical concert. This will be the sixth concert in a series by the same company.

The first part consists of well-known pop numbers performed in Gregorian style. Among the songs are Eye In The Sky (Alan Parsons Project), Brothers In Arms (Dire Straights), Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton), Nothing Else Matters (Metallica), Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd), Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave and Kyle Minogue) and Angels (Robbie Williams).

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STARS SHINE IN JAZZ FINAL NIGHT

The closing night of the annual Jazz Blues event was full of stars who entertained massively. After three nights of the 'Art of Music', the question of who was the best, is a toss-up between the sophisticated, elegant class act who goes by the name Natalie Cole and Jamaica's very own, Tarrus Riley.

Dazzling the audience in an exquisite dress, Cole, sparkled and so did the diamond microphone that she held in her hand.

80'S MUSIC HEADING TO JAZZ

A number of popular music items from the 80's are being added to the 2011 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival line-up. The now four-member Cape Verdean brothers, who hail from New Bedford, Massachusetts will be delivering the art of music to their many adoring fans as they rekindle memories with hits from their string of 1970s and '80s collections such as She's Gone, It Only Takes a Minute, Whodunit, Heaven Must be Missing an Angel and Penny For Your Thoughts.

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ARMENIANS PLAY ROLE IN CLASSICAL

Armenians have played a major role in Ottoman classical music according to new studies. According to PJones Music and the authors of “Ottoman classical music and Armenians” book are musicians Aram Kerovbian and Altug Yilmaz. And the second book titled “Armenian musicians in classical music” is by Emine Bora.

The publication of the books is supported by St. Savor Armenian hospital foundation of Istanbul and “Istanbul 2010: capital of European culture” agency.

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IOWA MUSICIANS BACK FOR FESTIVAL

Northwest Iowa Musicians are back for Jazz & Blues Festival. Dave Napier, Stephen Smith, Ray Guntren, Joey Gulizia and Eddie Dunn make up a group they

call the Northwest Iowa Musicians, and they will be returning to the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival in 2011. The group will be performing at the Copper

Cup from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan 7.

Dave Napier has played with many bands in the Sioux City Iowa area, including the Seven Sons and The Velaires. He also spent several years working in the