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Before her October 5th performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, which was webcast by NPR Music, Tori was interviewed by music journalist and Piece by Piece collaborator Ann Powers.
Their conversation was posted on The Record, NPR Music’s music news blog, earlier today and it is definitely worth the read!
Additionally, the introduction reveals that audio of the interview will be combined with selections from the webcast to create a radio special that will be broadcast later this year — yet more goodies to keep one’s earballs open for!
About a week ago, as revealed by a crop of photographs that popped up on Getty Images, Tori swung by the SiriusXM studios in New York City so antennae were tuned to an upcoming appearance on one of the SiriusXM stations at some point in the near future.
Earlier this week, a press release from SiriusXM shed some light on things but it seemed a little unlikely that custom mixes of scary sound effects by celebrity guests including Tori on their Halloween-themed “Scream Radio” channel would be the extent of what would come out of that visit.
And sure enough, it turns out that Tori will be Peter Cummings’ guest on this coming weekend’s edition of Linked Music, as announced on the program’s website and blog. Linked music is a weekly program that “explores the interplay of classical, jazz, rock and electronic music” on SiriusXM Pops, so it seems like a natural fit in light of her recent releases.
The program premieres at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday morning, with repeats on Sunday at 8:00 PM and Monday at 11:00 PM.
Thanks to @neongardenia for letting us know about this!
Tori is the latest addition to AfterElton.com’s Gay Icon Nominee series, a relatively new feature of the site where they propose less known celebrities and pop culture figures to join the ranks of gay icons such as Madonna and Betty Davis.
Louis Virtel’s column, posted today, outlines five good reasons why Tori qualifies, ranging from her gay-friendly stance in the context of how she is raising her daughter to her Madonna covers.
Can’t say that we disagree with any of them though we know there are more…and pretty much think Tori already is a gay icon.
Tonight saw the brief but brilliant Gold Dust Orchestral Tour come to a close at Berlin’s Philharmonie. After the one night in Warsaw without them, Tori was rejoined by the Metropole Orkest for the final performance of the tour so, nce again, the full set was played.
There were few variations though. “Upside Down” was the solo song during the first half of the concert. A second solo song, “Mr. Zebra,” was played during the second half of the show. “Leather” and “Silent All These Years” swapped locations in the setlist. Finally, during the encore, Tori added a solo rendition of “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music.
The full setlist, thanks to the fine and appreciated efforts of @movemeantTO, has been posted in the Tour section…along with the parody setlist we posted to Twitter as the show unfolded. (Laughs not guaranteed; no song girls were harmed in the making of the parody setlist; your mileage will vary; contents packed by weight not by volume and may have settled during shipping.) (Hey, we’re not comedians but we play them on the Internet.)
If you were at the final show and would like to share your thoughts on the evening, we’d love to have them posted. Please leave a review via the comment form and we’ll get it added soon as we can.
Finally, thanks, as always, to the tweeters and reviewers and commentators and videographers and photographers and everyone who has helped us to cover these shows. We couldn’t do it without you and we truly appreciate your contributions, Thank you very very much!
Tori’s appeared on ZDF’s Morgenmagazin television program this morning. After a little chat with the host about Gold Dust, tonight’s performance at Berlin’s Philharmonie and her dedicated fanbase, Tori sat down at the piano and played “Cloud On My Tongue.”
The appearance is now archived — watch it in ZDF’s Mediathek.
Update The video has also been uploaded to YouTube by lllilquidDiamonds:
Tori accepted the ECHO Klassik award she won for Night of Hunters at an awards ceremony tonight at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
She was one of three artists to receive a Klassik-Ohne-Grenzen (Classical Without Borders) prize.
While she did not perform at the awards ceremony, she did present an ECHO Klassik “Nachwuchskünstlerin” (Up and Coming Artist) award to the outstanding pianist Khatia Buniatishvili for her Franz Liszt collection released last year.
The awards ceremony was broadcast on ZDF and should be archived on ZDF.de soon.
Tori was interviewed on the red carpet before the ceremony by ECHO Klassik’s Axel Brüggemann and they’ve shared a clip of it on YouTube:
Don’t forget: Tori will be one of the guests on ZDF’s Morgenmagazin morning television program. The show airs from 5:30 to 9:00 AM CEST but Klassik Akzente reports that she’ll be on during the last hour of the program.
Update Thanks to llliquidDiamonds, you can watch the portion of the ceremony where Tori receives her award on YouTube:
And when she introduces the Upcoming Artist award to Khatia Buniatishvili:
On Saturday, before the concert in Warsaw, Tori made an appearance on the Polish morning television program Dzień Dobry TVN. She chatted for a bit with the hosts about Tori’s affinity for Poland, Gold Dust, her current projects and that evening’s performance with the Polish Radio Orchestra and then lip-synced to “Precious Things” from Gold Dust.
You can view videos of both segments on Dzień Dobry TVN’s website.
Tonight was the penultimate concert in the Gold Dust Orchestral Tour, at Warsaw’s Sala Kongresowa. Unlike the other dates on the tour, this one was not with the Metropole Orkest; rather, Tori performed with the Polish Radio Orchestra. The concert followed the same script as the others though with one solo song, “Merman,” during the first half of the show and an intermission.
The full setlist, thanks to the tweeterific efforts of @baziau and @movemeantTO, is up in the Tour section. If you were there and would like to share your thoughts on the performance, we’d love to hear from you — just use the comment form and we’ll get them posted as quickly as can be. Hopefully, some video and photographs will surface as well.