Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Tour Dates Through Europe

first_imgAfter Pearl Jam rocked America all of last year, their frontman Eddie Vedder just can’t seem to stay off the road. The singer has just announced a solo jaunt through Europe, one that will include stops in famed cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, London and more. The 11-date jaunt will take place between May 29th and June 26th, and will feature Glen Hansard on as a special guest.The tour also confirms Vedder’s performances at Heartland Festival, Live At The Marquee, and Firenze Rocks Festival, in Denmark, Ireland and Italy respectively. Take a look at the full tour announcement below, and head to Vedder’s website for details. Let’s hope he brings the tour to America soon!Eddie Vedder Tour DatesMay 29     Amsterdam, The Netherlands        AFAS LiveMay 30     Amsterdam, The Netherlands        AFAS LiveJune 1      Berlin, Germany                           ZitadelleJune 3      Kvaerndrup, Denmark                  Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle*June 6      London, UK                                 Eventim ApolloJune 7      London, UK                                 Eventim ApolloJune 9      Dublin, Ireland                            3 ArenaJune 11    Cork, Ireland                               Live at the Marquee*June 19    Antwerp, Belgium                        Lotto ArenaJune 24    Florence, Italy                              Firenze Rocks Festival*June 26    Taormina (Sicily), Italy                 Teatro Antico di Taorminalast_img read more

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Harvard Choir takes American choral music on UK tour

first_img What it takes to make the Harvard choir Read Full Story Related Documentary offers an inside look at auditions for the Harvard University Choir Here they came a-carolingcenter_img Holiday spirit fills renewed Memorial Church, as services raise $10,000 for crisis center The performances are also an opportunity to share the music of American artists, including Carson Cooman, the resident composer at Memorial Church.“In many ways, our choir emulates the British choir tradition, so it will be powerful to visit the origins of that style of music making,” said Theodora Mautz ’19, choir secretary. “I’m really looking forward to singing joint concerts with British choirs and musicians, and coming together through the music.”The trip to the U.K. is coming on the heels of a bit of national exposure for the choir. On Christmas morning, NBC broadcast the 108th Annual Christmas Carol service to 193 affiliate stations across the country. Jones said the broadcast provided another opportunity to share the talents of this student choir with a wider audience.Members of the choir said they are excited about the upcoming U.K. tour. May Wang ’20, the choir’s junior secretary, said the trip is an opportunity to bond with other members of the choir.“I’m excited to spend the tour doing what our choir does best — making music and friendships in equal parts,” she said. “The tour is a wonderful time when the choir comes together without the bustle of the academic year. We are really fortunate this time to do so through unique traditions between Harvard, England, and our choir.” The Harvard University Choir is taking its brand of American choral music to Britain, the cradle and keeper of a rich Christian choral tradition.The choir is scheduled to depart Boston on Sunday for a week-long tour of performances at several of England’s most prestigious university chapels and London-area cathedrals. The tour includes concerts at the Merton College Chapel, Oxford; Emmanuel College in Cambridge; King’s College in London; and London’s Southwark Cathedral where John Harvard was baptized.“There are very few comparable programs in American to what we do with the daily morning prayer and other services at Memorial Church,” said Edward Elwyn Jones, the Gund University organist and choirmaster. “But most of the places we will visit during the tour in Britain have exactly that kind of program. So, we will be able to see those programs and sing in some great venues and cathedrals.”The University Choir’s January tour is an annual tradition. Last year, members of the choir traveled to Reykjavík, Iceland for a week-long schedule of concerts. In the past, the choir has performed in Montreal and New York City. Jones said the performances outside the gates of Harvard Yard are an opportunity to share the music and talents of the University Choir with new audiences. “I’m excited to spend the tour doing what our choir does best — making music and friendships in equal parts.” — May Wanglast_img read more

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Berlin Mall under new ownership

first_imgThe Berlin Mall has a new owner. A team of successful regional owners and operators of high-quality shopping centers has purchased the mall from Developers Diversified Realty with the intent to improve the property inside and out.Berlin Mall LLC closed on the property August 4, 2010, and plans to immediately freshen up the exterior of the mall. The transaction marks a new phase in the history of the shopping center and the new owners promised an open relationship with the community as plans take shape.“We specialize in taking under-utilized malls and making them better,” said Ken Simon of Lerner-Heidenberg Associates, one of the new owners. “That is what we do and we love doing it. We are determined to work with the community to integrate the shopping center into the life of Berlin and central Vermont.”Berlin Mall LLC is a joint venture between Lerner-Heidenberg and Goldstein Associates, a Providence, RI real estate investment company.The new owners have a 25-year track record developing new commercial properties and revitalizing older, under-performing shopping centers. The new owners believe the Berlin location is a prime candidate for such improvements. Shoppers should see new plantings and landscaping in the near future, along with community-oriented events. “We are determined to execute our vision to make the Berlin Mall a high-quality retail location that meets the merchandizing needs of the community,’’ Simon said. “Berlin is an excellent location and we have confidence that it can be successful in this market.’’His confidence has been confirmed by Wal-Mart’s extension of its existing lease for its current space, a move that should dispel rumors that the store was planning to move.Simon also said that Maurices, a national specialty clothing store “with a twenty-something attitude,” has agreed to an expansion of its existing store within the mall.“We are hitting the ground running,” Simon was proud to say.The new owners have met with regional economic development officials and other community leaders about the mall and look forward to future meetings.The new owners will celebrate their acquisition with a carnival featuring rides and other events planned for the complex from Aug. 16-23.Simon was especially pleased to announce that Gerry Hanifin, a Vermont native, will remain the mall manager.The mall is located at the intersection of Vt. Route 62 and Fisher Road, 282 Berlin Mall Rd. in Berlin. www.theBerlinMall.com(link is external)About Lerner-Heidenberg Associateswww.lernerheidenberg.com(link is external)Lerner-Heidenberg is an owner, investor, developer and manager of strategically located open-air shopping centers and retail properties. The firm has earned a reputation for integrity, innovation and responsibility in the fields of commercial real estate development, investment, and property management. The portfolio currently consists of 4,000,000 square feet of retail space concentrated in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan.About Goldstein AssociatesGoldstein Associates is a privately-owned real estate investment company specializing in the development, acquisition and ownership of commercial real estate. The firm’s primary focus is investing in strategically located shopping centers and street retail properties.last_img read more

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