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Weird Al Wins 2019 Grammy Award - USA

Accordionist and parody writer Weird Al won a 2019 Grammy on February 10, 2019 for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. He beat nominees Guns N' Roses and the Grateful Dead.

“Weird Al” Yankovic now has the distinction of being the first recording artist with a Grammy Award for an album packaged inside an accordion! His career retrospective box set is called “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic”.

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Meghan Foley, Weird Al, Annie Stoll,

3rd International Competition of Accordion Performers "Dizzy Accordion" - Russia

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Yuri KrikunThe third International Competition of accordion performers "Dizzy Accordion" will be held from April 5th to 9th at the Altai State Music College in Barnaul, Siberia organised by the Altai State Musical College committee and directed by Yuri Krikun (picture right).

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79th Annual ATG Accordion Festival in Denver July 24-27, 2019 - USA

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Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) President Joe Natoli invites all to the 79th Annual ATG Accordion Festival in Denver July 24-27, 2019.

The event will feature concerts, workshops, competitions, exhibits, the ATG Festival Orchestra, Banquet and more!

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7th Accordion Festival MEHFEST 2019 – Serbia

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Duo NeblDuo Nebl being Andreas Nebl (accordion) & Frank Nebl (clarinet) will perform at the opening concert of the 7th Accordion Festival - MEHFEST on April 12th at Megatrend University in Belgrade, Serbia. Their program will include Sonate G-Moll (C.Ph.E. Bach), Allegro Rustico (Gubaidulina) and Divertimento KV 439b (Mozart).

The festival will run from April 12th to 14th organised by Milos Civic and include an accordion competition for soloists, chamber music ensembles and orchestras. Competitors will be judged by an expert jury composed of eminent professors from Serbia and abroad.

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DHV Osterarbeitswoche (Easter Week), Trossingen - Germany

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The Deutsche Harmonika-Verband (DHV) cordially invites you to its popular training event, the Osterarbeitswoche (Easter Week). Making music, being creative, educating and exchanging ideas - this is what the DHV Osterarbeitswoche offers.

Target Group - Conductors for adult orchestras, prospective conductors, orchestral and ensemble players, youth leaders, junior instructors, harmonica players.

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CD Reviews

CD Review: Hymn to Aphrodite CD by Friedrich Lips

Hymn to Aphrodite CD coverCD Reviews Index for the Review of Hymn to Aphrodite CD by Friedrich Lips. Review by Joan Cochran Sommers.

Recent years Lips CD's:
CD028 Hymn to Aphrodite CD
CD027 Fachwerk | Kapote CD
CD026 Night Flowers CD
CD025 Lips Concerto CD
CD024 Under The Sign of Scorpio CD
CD023 Cocktail "Rio Rita" CD & eTracks mp3 album
CD022 Viva Voce CD & eTracks mp3 album
CD021 ecLipse CD & eTracks mp3 album
CD020 ¡Buenos Dias, Astor! CD & eTracks mp3 album

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New and Updated Sites

Site Updated: 2019 Coupe Mondiale Entry System Goes Live, Shenzhen - China

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Mirco Patarini, Kimmo MattilaSite Updated: CIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila announces that the 2019 Coupe Mondiale online entry system is now open for entries to the 72nd Coupe Mondiale from the 2019 General Competition Rules page: 2019CM-Rules

CIA President Mirco Patarini invites all (41) CIA members to register delegates to the 142nd International Congress of Delegates which meets twice in Shenzhen.

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2019 Shenzhen China Organising Committee

New Douglas Ward Compositions Now Online - UK

Charnwood Publishing
Douglas WardTwo new works have been released by well known UK composer and performer Douglas Ward, published by Charnwood Publishing.

DW950 Backstage Waltz
DW951 Conundrum

Douglas Ward is now listing over 80 compositions and arrangements of eSheet and printed music available from Charnwood Publishing Douglas Ward. Sample music pages online. Purchase with credit card online.

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New Compositions by Franco Cambareri - Australia

Spicy Salsa musicFrank CambareriThree new compositions by Franco Cambareri of Australia have been released.

cfranco238 - A Bumbling Bee
cfranco239 - Spicy Salsa
cfranco240 - Blu Dolphin

View sample page online, pdf format music sent to purchaser by email.

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Updated Site: Franck Angelis Two New Works Published - France

Franck AngelisVery popular French composer Franck Angelis has published and made available for international sale two new works:
ang568 - Spleen (Solo) View information and sample page
ang569 - Fantaisie (Solo) View information and sample page

The music is in pdf format sent to the client by email.

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