Posts tagged "classical music"

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 11-Year-Old Cello Prodigy Sujari Britt

Check out this video of 11-year-old cello prodigy, Sujari Britt. Sujari’s parents noticed their daughter was musically gifted as a toddler and after hearing a Yo-Yo Ma performance and begging for her own instrument, she began her cellist career at the wee age of four. Her first solo recital was at age five, and she…

Daley Quinn / June 29, 2013

Hallelujah, It’s The “Call Me Maybe” Chorus!

Is there anything funnier than overly-earnest sopranos belting out “Call Me Maybe”? This Carly Rae Jepsen cover by the 3Penny Chorus and Orchestra isn’t supposed to be funny — or maybe it is? — but it’s put a smile on my face this morning. [YouTube]…

Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2012

“Fifty Shades of Grey: The Album” Is Now A Thing

You guys, it is only Tuesday and I’ve already read a press release about a Fifty Shades of Grey-themed compilation of classical music. This doesn’t really spark a lot of confidence for the rest of the week, does it?

Yes, it’s true: the 15 pieces of music that are mentioned in the book…

Tyler Coates / August 7, 2012

Jingle Punks: Classical Music Versions Of All Your Hipster Favorites

I’m in love with Jingle Punks, a self-described “hipster orchestra” that covers pop/rock tunes like MGMT’s “Time To Pretend” orchestrally. (Oh, wow, “orchestrally” is actually a word, y’all.) Jingle Punks’ music is perfect for girls like me who enjoy both classical and pop music. And who doesn’t love a good cover? I bet…

Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2011

Slideshow: The Studs Symphonies Are Made Of

When we picked up Playboy, (hey, we read it for the articles!) we were pleasantly surprised by Too Hot To Handel- a piece on the lovely ladies of classical music. Sure, when you think of orchestras, old dudes with white wigs might come to mind. However, there are a bunch of young guys giving the…

Simcha / September 24, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Dita’s Bras, Classical Music, And Movie Theater Popcorn

Dita Von Teese has been recruited by Wonderbra to design vintage-style underthings, including a limited-edition bra for Victoria’s Secret. [AHN]
Ever wonder why a box of Raisinets costs, like, $5 at the movie theater when you can get them for $2 at a convenience store? Well, charging so much on snacks is what keeps the…

Catherine Strawn / February 28, 2008