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Music with a message

Two teachers fight bullying in a creative way Kelsey Larson Copy Editor Bullying is a common problem is schools worldwide. Recently, on Oct. 10, Canadian teen Amanda Todd made headlines after she committed suicide, just a month after asking for help in a YouTube video that also detailed her years of abuse at the hands of her peers ...

Donkeyboy releases new single

The five-man band Donkeyboy. Photo: Promotional

After a two-year hiatus, popular Norwegian band Donkeyboy releases "City Boy." It has been a while since we've heard anything from the Drammen-based band Donkeyboy, which in 2009 debuted with the album Caught In A Life. Their two hit singles "Ambitions" and "Sometimes" dominated Norwegian airwaves for some time afterward. At one point the band also ...

Government support to musicians doubles

Mari Boine, a Sami artist, has been among the musicians who have benefitted from the arrangement.

In connection with the reorganization of the Norwegian Concert Institute's public concerts, funds have been transferred from the Norwegian Concert Instutite to benefit programs for musicians and promoters under the Norwegian Arts Council. "Our wish is that more musicians are able to go on tour, and dare to take on smaller sites and other concert venues. ...

Sondre Lerche releases his latest album

Photo: Ruvan Wiljesooriya

Young Norwegian indie rock musician Sondre Lerche has received nods from abroad for his latest self-titled album, Sondre Lerche, which was released in Europe Sept. 5. Sept. 5 also happens to be the now 29-year-old musician's birthday. He has received overwhelmingly positive reviews both at home in Norway and abroad for his latest album. "Each song ...

Hilde Heltberg has passed away

Photo: Marte Garmann Johnsen

At only 51 years old, Norwegian musician Hilde Heltberg passed away Sept. 4. She passed away quietly Sunday after losing against cancer, wrote nrk.no. She debuted in 1980. At the time she was heavily influenced by the record companies, who wanted to make her "a new Norwegian Blondie." She eventually was produced by such celebrity producers ...

Stavanger Symphony comes to Big Apple

Fabio and Stavanger Symphony at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Elisabeth Krey Jenssen, Communications advisor, SSO

Symphony plays at Carnegie Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Haakon By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly Over 100 strong, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – including 40 musicians, 30 patrons (traveling with the symphony), management, public relations staff and spouses with children – blew into Manhattan with the determination of an ancient Viking raid. The Symphony ...

Through the eyes of children

Photo: Innovation Norway

Favorite Norwegian Christmas songs loved by kids of all ages By Heidi Håvan Grosch Norwegian American Weekly I have been working at a local barnehage (childcare center) this month, organizing the making of Christmas crafts (juleverksted). Despite having clothes full of glue and a stiff neck and knees from kneeling down, I am rapidly getting into the Christmas ...

Sivert Høyem European tour and album release

Having confirmed his standing on the domestic market with his highly successful ‘Moon Landing’ album, Sivert Høyem poises himself for a European campaign this October with album releases and tours across the Continent. There are very few iconic figures in Norwegian rock. Sivert Høyem is one of them. Through the hugely successful band Madrugada –whose ten-year ...

Førde Folk Music Festival 2010

Photo: MIC Norway

For more than two decades, the Førde Folk Music Festival has maintained a position as Scandinavia’s leading folk/ethnic/world/crossover festival. July sees the festival’s loyal and steadily growing audience and a considerable international delegation congregating at the western-Norwegian festival for four days of sunshine and a seemingly endless supply of vibrant ...