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Strong women make a splash at the mtv video music awards

Strong women make a splash at the mtv video music awards

For the comeback from the baby break cardi B opens the mtv video music awards with black short haircut, red ball gown – and pink baby blanket in his arms. "I have a little surprise for you!"

But – surprise – in the baby blanket hides not the few weeks old daughter kulture, but an astronaut with flag in hand, the VMA trophy. The rapper is nominated for ten of them, three of which she can take home in the end.

"I’m so happy to win this award," the 25-year-old says at tuesday night’s gala at new york’s radio city music hall with the "best new artist" award in hand. "A few months ago, a lot of people told me: ‘you are playing with your career. You’re having a baby, what are you doing??’ i delivered the baby, i had the baby, and now i’m still winning prizes."

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Messages of closure transformed into sound

messages of closure transformed into sound

Whoever thinks of the duo cello and piano simply has to start with beethoven. Beethoven was, after all, the composer who gave this instrumentation lasting validity. His sonatas were the decisive contribution to establishing the cello as a solo instrument in chamber music.

The "duo biloba" began with beethoven his guest performance in the "elsa47" series. Beethoven's D major sonata op. 102/2, the last of his five sonatas in this instrumentation, is a real challenge for the interpreters – at times sparse in gesture, very dense in the sequence of contrasts, and yet always very intense in expression. The cellist christiane pape and the pianist anne-kathrein jordan succeeded in a stylistically confident, sensitive and emphatic interpretation. Already here, pape and jordan proved to be an ideally harmonizing, responsive duo.

Intense musical dialogue

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Art under chestnut trees

Art under chestnut trees

The park of gereuth castle will be particularly blooming again next weekend. At 14. Garden market on saturday and sunday garden exhibitors, craftsmen, live music and the beer garden await the visitors.
Exhibitors and organic herb growers will present a diverse range of planted stones, fragrant roses, rare plants, wild and medicinal herbs, exclusive flower bulbs, rare fruit trees, woody plants and perennials. "There will be a lot to discover again", promises organizer and lord of the castle rupert fechner. An almost forgotten craft is presented to a razor-sharp, sharpening the blades of knives that have been brought along and making them shine again.

300 year old plant

In between different artisans enrich the market. "With their objects, they can transform a garden or balcony into an individual world of experience."
The idyllic ambience of the 300 year old castle is unique. "A natural park with old trees and special animals", so the lord of the castle. Emus, alpacas, sheep and peacocks run around curiously and look forward to one or two stroking sessions.

There are new blood again?

"Our animals can be visited and fed with special food", reports rupert fechner and remembers a special highlight of the garden market. About two years ago at the same time alpaca boys had come into the world. "Maybe there will be new blood this year too." The younger guests can also prove their marksmanship by shooting a bow or take a break with their parents in the beer garden.
On sunday the "sonneberg jazzoptimists" invite to a concert from 11 to 15 o’clock to a jazzfruhschoppen invite.

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The right turn for djs

The right turn for djs

Kevin hoos from westheim is a fan of electronic music and bought a mixing console at the beginning of the year. Currently he only performs as a DJ at private parties. For hoos, it’s a part-time job that pays off and "you can make something out of". His musical goal is "to lure the cats out from behind the oven with self-produced beats from the laptop".
Christoph schlereth from hammelburg has not yet had much experience with self-productions. "I play my music for my buddies, but I would like to expand and earn some money on the side", says the trained electronics engineer about his hobby.
For ambitious recreational musicians and experienced djs, mainpop, the popular music demand of the district of lower franconia, organized a course on electronic music and sound design together with the schweinfurt-based company tonquadrat. Unlike band musicians, who have long used the music academy in hammelburg for their own purposes, the "electronic tinkerers" are sitting on their own two chairs mostly alone with his laptop "in the quiet chamber" and "generate what you like in the electronic dance music sector", says marc bieringer, head of the workshop.
What emerges sonically covers different genres: techno, house and grunge. "Most people start to get really creative there", explains the 29-year-old from schweinfurt. "However, it is difficult to make a living from music today. But good people can earn money as disc jockeys", according to bieringer.
The advantages of computer-generated music are flexibility due to the loud technology and the fact that usually only one person sits behind the mixing console. This means that band rehearsals, necessary equipment and arrangements are no longer necessary. The sound design enjoys the sympathy of the club scene – even if hammering beats are not everyone’s cup of tea. It depends on one’s own creativity, what the musician makes out of it at the mixing desk.
Enrico jakob has already gained experience as a dj at kissinger look, where hip-hop, techno and chart music are the order of the day. Jakob wants to earn some extra money during his planned studies. He wants to "put some more energy into his hobby". His goal: "to produce his own beats and get away from the monotone sound." For artists, it also opens up the possibility of adding music to video clips. This might also ring a few euros.
In the past three decades, technical development has overtaken fans and those who present the sound – the djs. The old forefathers of the scene already turned their noses up at "computer music" in the 70s on the plate lay. But they forget that the beginnings of electric and electronic music can be found in this era. In 1965, psychedelic rock was the cue for the innovations that led to later techno music.
Bands like pink floyd, greatful dead, the doors, the nice and iron butterfly – and even the beatles with their album "sergeant pepper" – paved the way for today’s club sound by incorporating electronic parts into their productions. From the disco culture in the USA, where the turntablists started scratching and looping, hip-hop, house, electro funk and wave were born.

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The breitenbacher pay the days until the kirchweih

The breitenbacher pay the days until the kirchweih

From whichever direction you approach ebermannstadt, the slender tower of the parish church of st. Santa claus to see. Like a finger pointing heavenward.
154 years ago, on 18. October 1859, the neo-romanesque church was consecrated by archbishop michael von deinlein as the successor to a very old fortified church, which had already been expanded in 1308 and closed in 1838 due to the danger of collapse.

And now, on the weekend of the 154. Consecration day of the ebermannstadt parish church commemorated and celebrated. On sunday, 20. October, takes place at 10.30 o'clock the festive service, celebrated by pastor zlatko kidjemet, took place. It is performed by the catholic church choir under the direction of rudi kreuzer. An organ vespers at the heinze organ with a wide musical arc at 5 pm with the organists of the parish rudi kreuzer, reinhold and christoph wick and arne schmidt form the ecclesiastical frame of the church consecration celebration.

Happy decision
But also the secular kirchweihbrauche are maintained. This takes the burgerverein breitenbach in hand. Here a local historical curiosity comes to bear. The formerly independent political municipality of breitenbach was incorporated in 1939 by a legally effective government decision against the will of the vast majority of "bradenbecher" incorporated into the city of ebermannstadt.

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Singing under the christmas tree

Singing under the christmas tree

A french christmas "singing under the christmas tree" with exclusively folk contributions, the performers around the "graatzer hecht’n dreigsang" offered on 2. Christmas day in the parish church of the holy trinity.

Contemplative peace

Together with the "kronicher madla" and the "kronicher drei veddel takt" the local actors were able to conjure up a 70-minute song in which french and alpine contributions play the main role. Alone the fluidum in the house of god was already worth all honor and provided for a homelige tendency. Whether the actors in french costumes, the set up crib in front of the actors or the christmas trees of the church in candlelight – everything radiated a contemplative calmness already at the beginning.

After heinrich geblein had buried the visitors in the fully occupied parish church and the "hecht’n dreigsang" had sung the the sudtirolean "andachtsjodler" (yodel) when the sound of the "graatzer hecht’n dreigsang" was heard, everyone was caught up in a special christmas atmosphere that unfortunately does not exist very often anymore. But the performers also showed great attention to detail. Thus the contributions were adapted one after the other from the liturgical time sequence of the christmas stories. With voices pure as bells the "kronicher maadla" brought the english grub or as he is also called in french the "angel of the lord" in french dialect to obey.

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Ruckdeschel prize awarded to young talent

Ruckdeschel prize awarded to young talent

As it sometimes happens. Luise heckel told the 25 guests how she came to play the trumpet – it was only a few years ago that the twelve-year-old from kulmbach discovered that she had a talent for playing the trumpet: she tried to play on a garden hose – after a tip from her music teacher harald streit. And lo and behold, her approach was flawless – she could play on the improvised instrument. So good that today she plays the trumpet with enthusiasm and success.

Luise heckel is one of four recipients of the ruckdeschel award, which was presented by the forderverband der stadtischen musikschule in the foyer of the stadthalle on friday afternoon.

Mayor henry schramm (CSU) was pleased to see so much talent in kulmbach. Music is able to make people dream and to give them comfort. Margit ruckdeschel, wife of the company's founder hans albert ruckdeschel, also congratulated the award winners. She emphasized that music is a matter of the heart of her and her husband.