The Community Concert Band Presents: Tchaikovsky

On finishing the symphony, the composer wrote, “It seems to me that this is my best work. Of my two latest creations, the opera and the symphony, I favor the latter. What lies in store for this symphony? Will it survive long after its author has disappeared from the face of the earth, or straight away plunge into the depths of oblivion? I only know that at this moment I… am blind to any shortcomings in my new offspring. Yet I am sure that, as regards texture and form, it represents a step forward in my development…” Now, 135 years after the creation of this magnificent symphony, the Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band, under the direction of Lawrence J. Carle, will perform the finale from Symphony No. 4 in F Minor at their October 27 fall concert. Additional selections on the program include: Pachelbels Canon in D; The Cowboys, by John Williams; Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, John Philip Sousa; Pie Jesu, Andrew Lloyd Webber; Elton Johns Candle in the Wind; and Selections from Leonard Bernsteins West Side Story. The concert will be played at the Prairie Lakes Theatre, 515 E. Thacker Street, on Sunday, October 27, at 3:00pm. Tickets are available at the door: Adults $5; seniors and students $3; family $12 (2 adults, 1 or 2 children).

Video: Selena Gomez Falls Off Stage During Her Concert

Seasoned performer Selena Gomez fell off stage during her Oct. 10 concert in Fairfax, Va., while singing her new single, “Slow Down.” The former Disney star’s misstep happened towards the end of the tune and she recovered quickly, shaking fans’ hands as she got up. PHOTOS: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: The way they were Gomez is currently in the middle of her Stars Dance Tour, promoting her album of the same name, which was released in July 2013. After the album produced excellent record sales, scoring a No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time, Gomez went back on her former claim that she would be taking a hiatus from music to focus on acting. Selena Gomez falls on stage in recent concert. Credit: Harry Woods/WireImage PHOTOS: Selena Gomez’s red carpet style “I was just telling everyone that I’m probably going to release another record next year,” the 21-year-old told Idolator in August 2013 . Stars Dance sold 97,000 copies in its first week. It is her solo debut album and by far the most successful one she has released thus far. Prior to going solo the “Come & Get It” singer was in the group Selena Gomez & the Scene, which released three records. PHOTOS: Celebrity PDA In her personal life, Gomez is best known for dating pop star-turned-bad boy Justin Bieber on and off for the past two years. The now-single star had little time for a dating life with her hectic schedule, but she did recently admit to having a major crush on rapper Drake . The Stars Dance Tour wraps up in late November 2013.

ASL Interpreter Becomes Concert Favorite Signing Words to Kendrick Lamar

Post to Facebook Celine Dion to perform NYC concert for superfans on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1g6Cxb2 Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celine Dion to perform NYC concert for superfans Haley Blum, USA TODAY 2:40 p.m. EDT October 11, 2013 The free Pandora-sponsored show in New York City will celebrate her new album, ‘Loved Me Back to Life.’ Celine Dion performs on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 27, 2013. (Photo: ClEment Allard, AP) SHARE 297 CONNECT 30 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE If you’re 21 or older, live in the tri-state area, have added a Celine Dion station on Pandora and consider yourself a passionate fan of the Canadian singer you may be in luck. Internet radio Pandora is bringing Dion to New York City’s Edison Ballroom on Oct. 29 for a special show in its Pandora Presents series. The concert, in anticipation of Dion’s upcoming album, Loved Me Back to Life, is free. The catch? You need to meet the qualifications above in order for Pandora to consider handing you an invitation. The Pandora Presents series gives out concert tickets to intimate shows around the country to fans who have “demonstrated an affinity for the identified artist” through their use of online streaming service. Not a 21-year-old Dion superfan who lives in or around New York? There’s still hope for you if you want to see the diva sing live.

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The work that they do is intricate and heartfelt, and it also looks really cool. So it’s perhaps no wonder that the work of ASL interpretation has birthed a few stars. Take Lydia Callis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s interpreter at the time of Superstorm Sandy a year ago.She was heralded for her enthusiasm and ability. In that vibrant spirit comes Amber Galloway-Gallego , who can teach you a thing or two about rap lyrics, or at least how they look in ASL. She has over 300 concerts under her belt, and it’s perhaps this experience that gives her authority to interpret phrases from the mildly racy to the outright smutty. And people love it. Vines and Instagram videos made their way around the Web these past two weekends, as Galloway-Gallego was interpreting for a Kendrick Lamar performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. People on Twitter wrote things like, “Obsessed with the sign language interpreter for Kendrick Lamar” and “Best show of the weekend.” So next concert you’re at, keep a lookout for live music’s newest star. What was a recent concert you enjoyed? Tell us on Facebook or on Twitter @YahooTrending . Arts & Entertainment WASHINGTON (AP) Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S.