Opinion Conor Adams played the Town 102 stage at Ipswich Music Day 2019. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant It is thought to be the biggest free one-day music festival in the country, with Ed Sheeran even playing there twice. Ipswich should be very proud of its annual music day, writes borough council leader David Ellesmere. Thousands of music fans in front of the BBC Radio Suffolk stage at Ipswich Music Day 2019. Picture: Neil DidsburyLast weekend was Ipswich Music Day. Many of us will have spent a happy day in Christchurch Park in perfect weather. Tens of thousands of people came along, and there was something for everybody to enjoy.We believe that our Music Day is the biggest free one-day music festival in the country. Because it's free everyone can come along and enjoy the day. It's a huge celebration of local talent. Over 70 individual performers had their moment on stage, all of them well-received by an appreciative crowd. And who knows where one performance might lead? Ed … [Read more...] about Why Ipswich should be so proud of music day
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | 5 Little Museums of Paris, for Little Travelers Advertisement Supported by Yes, there’s the Louvre. But Paris and its surrounding region also have some 200 other museums, many of which cater happily to young travelers and their families. Text and Illustrations byEmma Jacobs June 14, 2019 Even the best behaved child may not be able to patiently wait in the long lines of the Louvre. Luckily, Paris and its surrounding region also have some 200 other museums, many of which cater happily to young travelers and their families. At this selection of five museums, children and adults can ride antique carousels, attend musical performances and watch magic shows. With the benefit of being a bit off-the-beaten tourist path, more French will be heard and visitors might feel a sense of satisfaction knowing … [Read more...] about 5 Little Museums of Paris, for Little Travelers
The Oakland Museum of California is hosting a sizzling after-party — Ziggurat Late Night — on May 11 that includes DJs, craft cocktails, tasty bites and more. (OMCA) The Oakland Museum of California is hosting a sizzling after-party — Ziggurat Late Night — on May 11 that includes DJs, craft cocktails, tasty bites and more. (OMCA) Show Caption of Expand By Jackie Burrell | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm | UPDATED: May 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is known for its eclectic exhibits and family-friendly Friday night parties, complete with live music, food trucks and artsy goings on. This Saturday kicks all that up a hefty notch with Ziggurat Late Night. You may have heard of Ziggurat — it’s the museum’s big fundraising gala, complete with dinner, auction and spendy price tag. (Gala tickets start at $1,000.) But Ziggurat Late Night ($75) is the … [Read more...] about Oakland Museum of California’s Ziggurat Late Night party
Each spring for 38 years, the San Diego Museum of Art has brought a very special annual event to our city. Titled “Art Alive,” it’s centered on an exhibition that pairs 100 talented artists and designers with prized paintings and sculptures from SDMA’s permanent collection. The designers produce artistic floral arrangements inspired by the forms and colors of the original artworks, and their creations are displayed in the museum alongside the inspiring originals. To ensure peak freshness, the exhibition runs only through the weekend, and this year nearly 12,000 visitors flocked to attend before it closed. Besides the exhibition itself, a number of other related events took place during the recent (April 11-14) Art Alive weekend. The biggest was Friday evening’s “Bloom Bash,” which drew 1,550 guests for a wildly festive affair with cocktail bars, dozens of food booths, live music — and, of course, access to the exhibition itself for those … [Read more...] about San Diego Museum of Art blooms again!
By Vanessa Franko | PUBLISHED: March 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 7:08 am Richard Monsour may have grown up in snowy Massachusetts, but the guitarist known as Dick Dale brought the rock music of California’s surf culture to the nation. Known as the “King of Surf Guitar,” Dale, 81, died over the weekend, according to reports. While Dale’s music traveled around the world, his imprint on Southern California is strong. He led the surf music revolution from the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in the late 1950s and early 1960s and over the years had residences in Newport Beach and also in the high desert community of Wonder Valley. Dale and his family moved to Orange County from Massachusetts in 1954 and he began surfing. “I surfed Dana Point, San Clemente, and of course Huntington Beach. Every morning you could find me at the hot water pipe,” he said in an interview with The Orange County Register in 2009. Drawn to … [Read more...] about Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar,’ dead at 81