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THE 'Proms in the Park' returns for another summer spectacular in Bournemouth and organisers promise it will be bigger and better than ever. Thousands of music lovers are expected to flock to the three-day music festival between August 11-13.

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The Juno winning Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, which specializes in early music played on period instruments, plays Aeolian Hall Tuesday. Mackay, a bass player with the early music ensemble, and creator of the orchestra's numerous multimedia productions, created Visions and Voyages for Canada's 150th anniversary.

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Movie magic isn't just on-screen, it's also in your ears. We're not just talking about excellent sound design or breathtaking surround sound technology like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.

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So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro's musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth. The Saturday night concert was part of a series of celebrations and commemorations planned across Italy to honor one of the 20th century's most enduring conductors, a man who defied Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, brought discipline and decorum to La Scala and popularized symphonic orchestral music in the United States.

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Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, talked to members of the media at a press conference Friday February 27th, 2008. Forty years ago today, a new organization named Focus on the Family aired its debut radio broadcast.

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The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the official touring big band of the United States Army, will give three Arkansas performances this week of its 75-minute show covering the more than 100-year history of jazz.

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Call it a joyous homecoming. The national tour of Broadway's "An American in Paris" has opened at the Hollywood Pantages, returning the story, characters and George Gershwin music to the theater where the 1951 film version won the Oscar for best picture.

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Under the guidance of new Artistic Director, Steve Calzaretta , JPAC Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of GYPSY. The role of Mama Rose, the iconic stage mother, will be played by veteran stage performer, Nancy Hays , who played Auntie Mame last summer at Light Opera Works and Judy Garland in Pride Films and Plays, Boy from Oz.

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Nicolas Test and Diana Damrau, pictured here singing in the Celebrity Opera Series at the Broad Stage, are opening Los Angeles Opera's "The Tales of Hoffmann" on Saturday. Nicolas Test and Diana Damrau, pictured here singing in the Celebrity Opera Series at the Broad Stage, are opening Los Angeles Opera's "The Tales of Hoffmann" on Saturday.

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Canada's Ballet JA rgen presents Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake at Harbourfront Theatre, Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Bengt JA rgen, one of Canada's classical ballet choreographers says he is delighted to bring the production across Canada so that everyone has the opportunity to see, experience and be touched by this timeless tale told through the magic of classical dance. "Swan Lake" is the story of a Princess Odette, who is turned into a swan by the evil baron evil Von Rothbart.

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