Monday (Oct. 21) at Kimball Recital Hall on the UNL Campus. When you look at the stage during the concert, dont be surprised if you see some ghouls, goblins and ghosts among the musicians. And for those who remember it, some of the music may bring back memories of the Disney feature film Fantasia; these and other compositions on the program should help bring All Hollows Eve and the harvest season to mind. The Lincoln Community Concert Band was organized by Jack R. Snyder, then professor of bands at UNL and now professor emeritus of music. The band contains approximately 70 members who are adult volunteers from all walks of life and who enjoy playing their instruments. The band presents four concerts each season. The music director and conductor is Dr. Patrick Fortney, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Peru State College.
McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, “New,” which is due to be released in the United States on October 15. “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!” McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert. “Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said. Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as “awesome.” “New,” which features 12 tracks including “New” and “Queenie Eye” is McCartney’s first album of new material in six years. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine,” the singer and bassist said on his website. “But I didn’t want it to all sound the same. We had a lot of fun.” On Wednesday, the singer did a special show and master class for 400 teenagers at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in the New York borough of Queens.
Paul McCartney plays surprise concert in N.Y.’s Times Square
11, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (Patrick R. Murphy/Getty Images) Watch your step! The Selena Gomez fan base (she has 16 million Twitter followers) held their collective breath when the singer took a tumble last week at the end ofher concert in Fairfax, Va. Gomez, 21, wearing a shiny outfit andknee-high boots,was jumping up and down during the song Slow Down and while streamers began to fly in the air, she hit the front end of the stage and fell forward. Read: Selena Gomez on Turning 21, Justin Bieber Dont worry fans. The lyrics of thetrack say, Baby, slow down the song, butGomezignored those wordsand went right back to dancing! Gomez is now touring through New York, then Pennsylvania and New Jersey promoting her new album. She wraps up the Stars Dance Tour at the end of November in Michigan. A fan was able to shoot a video of the on-stage mishap. Watch below.