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Unchained Melanie

The enormously popular American singer-songwriter, actress, and director Melanie Martinez (b. 1995) is somewhat sui generis; The Guardian describes her music as “off-kilter, sweary electropop.” Her debut studio album, Cry Baby (2015), which went on to be certified platinum, contains a song called “Mad Hatter,” obviously based on the two Disney movies (1951, 2010) rather… [read full post]

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Savile Clarke Productions

Mark and Catherine Richards’ excellent Lewis Carroll Resources website has a new section on the productions of the Savile Clarke Alice. The first was in 1886; 34 others are documented here, running through 1931. This comprehensive database includes a mass of information including production dates, cast lists, reviews, actor images, ephemera, etc., compiled by Catherine… [read full post]

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Nocturnal Wonderland This Weekend

While not strictly Alice related, this weekend is the 20th annual Nocturnal Wonderland music festival, and while the music is decidedly NOT Victorian, for those who like rave/house/trance/techno/dance music at a venue with a decidedly Alice in Wonderland theme, this is the place for you.  Bring ear plugs.  Oh, and two weeks later the same promoter… [read full post]

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Public Performance of 1915 Silent Film in Fairfax, VA with Live Accompaniment

I can’t believe we’re going to miss this, hopefully some of our DC-area Carrollians will get to go.  The Arts Council of Fairfax County and Virginia Friend is hosting a performance of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.  As their website puts it “A family-friendly evening in Strawberry Park combining orchestra and film, based on the 1915… [read full post]

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A New Full-Length Alice Opera

For fans of Alice and classical music, here’s news via LCSNA member C.M. Rubin about a new full-length Alice opera. Composer (and opera singer) Dr. Gary Bachlund has created two one act operas, one for Wonderland and one for Looking-Glass, that can be performed separately or together.  Wouldn’t it be nice to see someone produce this during… [read full post]

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Contrariwise CD Release Party This Friday January 10th

In a recent post I noted the release of a new CD by alternative band Daniel Hales, and the frost heaves, called Contrariwise: Music From Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.  Daniel wants to let everyone know that this Friday, January 10th at 6:30pm in Massachusetts, they will be holding their official… [read full post]

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Carroll’s Christmas Greetings Scored for Musicians and Singer

Here’s a special holiday treat from composer and Lewis Carroll fan Carson Braun, in Germany.  He has set Carroll’s  Christmas Greetings From a Fairy to a Child to music, and created a lovely video.  Singer Bastian Korff has a beautiful pop voice, and Braun himself provides the instrumentation and backing vocals.  Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!  (If… [read full post]

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Another Musical Setting for Jabberwocky

We recently posted about Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves, and their new Contrariwise album, which includes a musical setting of the poem “Jabberwocky.”  We have just received a link to another musical setting of the famous poem, this time for piano and voice: “Listen to JABBERWOCKY, a musical setting by New Mexico composer Joanne Forman, with… [read full post]

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Contrariwise: New Alt Rock Album of Songs from Wonderland and Looking-Glass

Attention, shoppers! Are you looking for some new Holiday “Carrolls” for yourself or someone else? Is there a Carrollian on your list who claims to have “everything” in the world of Alice music?  Well, we’ve just received this note from Daniel Hales, of the indie alt/rock/folk band Daniel Hales, and the Frost Heaves: “Our 3rd album:… [read full post]

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