Frank Zappa's obscure 'Yellow Shark' score is being performed in Philly
When armed with an electric guitar, the compulsively outrageous Frank Zappa radically redefined any pop musical genre that crossed his path. But classical? The Yellow Shark, a collection of 17 orchestral works that he wrote and recorded shortly before his death in 1993, is driving Philly's ...
Son of a Zappa: Dweezil Zappa to perform at the State Theatre
Dweezil Zappa, son of the late Frank Zappa, has dedicated his life to playing his father's songs and he'll be bringing his latest tour of Zappa music to the State Theatre on Thursday, April 19. He spoke to the Ithaca Times about the tour. Ithaca Times: Everyone here is very curious about what you'll be ...
Here's what the Long Beach Symphony has planned for its new classical season
The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra is mixing the music of legendary composers with modern classical writers in its upcoming six-concert season. “I wanted to present an exciting variety of composers, styles, and experiences – from the small but fiery ensemble of Frank Zappa's G-Spot Tornado to the ...
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Friday, 20 April 2018
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