CALL 864-467-3000 OR VISIT www.peacecenter.org FOR DETAILS & INFO! If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration”. It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th and 57th GRAMMY Award two years in a row, where he performed with Metallica and Pharrell Williams; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance; the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinema cast to be headlined by a solo artist).
The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee's new album, ''The Iceberg,'' is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. ''The Iceberg'' is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.
It’s an interesting week here at New Releases central. We’ve got a potpourri of new stuff that ranges all over the map, genre-wise, from the return of Old 97’s to Wesley Stace’s return to his true name, to a double-album of weirdness from The Brian Jonestown Massacre to some […]
The new Nikki Lane album sidles right down the fine line between country and rock iu this week’s new releases, along with a spankin’ new Ryan Adams, the first Son Volt record in four years, Alison Krauss’ first solo album since 1999, and some fresh bluegrass from The Gibson […]
by Vincent Harris, photos by Josh Weeks. Gene Berger’s musical passions have helped keep Horizon Records alive through economic downturns and a digital revolution When Gene Berger opened Horizon Records in 1975, setting up shop at 347 S. […]
by Hannah Hays Jack White’s Third Man Records may be the South’s most recognizable record store, but smaller vinyl Valhallas can be found all across the region. To name our five favorites, we asked the help of Reed Watson, a co-manager of Florence, […]
by Donna Isbell Walker, photo by Mykal McEldowney. Record stores and the vinyl albums on their shelves may feel like a relic of 1975. In 2015, when it seems everyone carries around a cell phone or tablet stuffed with hundreds of their favorite […]
by Diane Daniel, photos by Selina Kok This city of 62,000 halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta took a huge hit when its bustling textile manufacturing industry moved overseas in the 1960s. A decade later, then-Mayor Max Heller, a Holocaust refugee […]
by Tanja Laden, photo by Melanie Griffin. Halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, in the heart of the Deep South, there’s an unassuming but charming town filled with good, old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Greenville, South Carolina is home […]
by Jordana Megonigal What do you get when you take a college dropout, add 30 years in a rapidly changing industry and continually declining market, and mix well with local artists, businesses and a little bit of vinyl? Tweet […]
by Mike Foley, photos by George Gardner. Posted Friday, November 18, 2005 As corporate headquarters go, the stuffy room at the back of Horizon Records is more utilitarian than showplace. Vertical rows of vinyl record albums line the floor and cover […]
by Jim DuPlessis, photos by Owen Riley, Jr. Horizon Records: 20 Years Of Music. Gene Berger didn’t think twice back when he agreed in 1981 to carry a single in his Greenville record store by an unsigned band from Athens, GA called R.E.M. Tweet […]