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Taking this simple precaution along with washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and staying home when you are not feeling well will help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Hamilton: original Broadway cast recording
Do you want to sing-along with every song from the multi awarding play
Hamilton, newly released on Disney+? You are in luck! Released September 25th, 2015, The Hamilton original Broadway cast recording has preserved the music from the play into a 2 disc set complete with credits and song lyrics.
Hamilton, is an American Musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and based on the Alexander Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow published in 2004. The music in Hamilton melds a diverse group of genres into a uniquely American creation.
Want to borrow the physical copy of this album? You can find it in the UNLV Music Library!
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The theatre, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, originally only showed movies when it opened up in 1928. In 1981 it began a gradual shift from being only a single-screen theater to a performing arts venue with multiple uses. Restorations to the building began in 2003, and reopened in 2005 with the help of public and private donations.
Today, one can listen to classical music, watch a vintage film, or catch a performance by their favorite performer. Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Opera, and UT Cultural Attractions also share this theatre year round. The theater hosts wedding receptions, private parties, corporate events as well.
Performers like Kacey Musgraves, John Legend, and Young the Giant have all performed here. Broadway shows like Fiddler on the Roof have also been performed at the venue as well!
Watch the video below for a 360 Video Tour of the performance space!
With some digging through the UNLV Music Library artifacts, I was able to find some potential treasures from the late Richard Miller, the well known professor of singing at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. I label these as artifacts because after searching high and low on the internet, I couldn't find a digital version of these items. In fact, what I was able to find was the same thing we have here in the Music Library: VHS's. That's right, we're going old school today.
These VHS's range from about 50 to 95 minutes long, with one exception of only 8 minutes of footage. And what is the footage on the tapes you ask impatiently? Videos of students working on various techniques with the late Richard Miller's narration. In out library, we have 8 videos, working with male and female voices on subjects like registration, resonance, agility and onset. One of these videos is shows registration through fiber-scope video and another tours the instruments used in 1990's of…
Hairspray, the motion picture, is largely categorized as a musical comedy, and is set in 1960s Baltimore. Teenager Tracy Turnblad (Nicole Blonsky), the main character, longs to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” and takes a chance at auditioning. Tracy eventually ends up on the show, but is belittled by the show’s favorite, Amber, and Amber’s mother, Velma. At the same time, Tracy also fights with the two and with many segregationists to bring racial integration on “The Corny Collins Show.” The movie has many themes, but the main one is bringing racial integration to the fictional Baltimore TV Show and throughout the city.
This 2007 version was adapted from the 1988 movie of the same name, along with the 2002
Hairspray Broadway Musical. Music and lyrics from the movie were rewritten by the original’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman. Both had to find a way to cut out some excess of the previous version. Direction and choreographer, Adam Shankman,… Read More