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Yanni Visits the Gagarin Training Center in Star City, outside of Moscow.

Yanni is welcomed at the Gagarin Training Center in Star City, outside of Moscow.

The home of the Russian Federal Space Program, Roscosmos. The training gateway to the International Space Station.

Photo One:

Yanni  With Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (Russia) and Astronaut Scott Kelly (USA) about to enter the Soyuz Space Module

Photo Two:

Ready for a small trip around the world with Astronaut Scott Kelly (USA)

Photo Three:

With extraordinary Astronauts and Instructors Peggy Whitson (USA) and Sunita “Suni” Williams (USA), in Star City.

Photo Four:

In the company of greatness.

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (Russia), Astronaut Scott Kelly (USA), Yanni, and Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov (Russia).

Photo Five:

Inside the MIR Space Station with my great instructor and now good friend Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov (Russia).

 

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Photos courtesy of Yanni Management

 

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Yanni’s World Tour 2014 Continues, New PBS Special, New Album, Behind The Scenes!

Yanni’s World Tour has been a big hit and audiences have been loving his concerts.

Yanni is touring Europe right now and in August will begin touring North America.

Please visit http://www.Yanni.com/Tour to see when Yanni will be performing in your city.

Yanni recently released a new album Inspirato which is receiving rave reviews and has been listed on Billboard’s Charts as #1 in the New Age category.

Coming soon to PBS, Yanni: World Without Borders Special will be airing.

Here is a sneak peek:

Please check  http://www.pbs.org/tv_schedules/ to find the PBS station in your area and schedule information. If the special is not listed contact your local PBS station and ask them to air Yanni: World Without Borders.

The DVD (compatible with DVD players globally) will be available to the general public in September.

Yanni World Without Borders DVD

Plus see the behind the scenes (load in & load out) of the Yanni Concert in Chennai & Bangalore, India.

Video by: J DAVIS PROSOUND AND LIGHTING

 

 

 

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Yanni on Ana Maria Braga’s Top Rated TV Show Mais Voce in Brazil!

Video courtesy of Yanni Management

 

Check out the video of Yanni with Ana Maria Braga on her TV Show, Mais Voce. Yanni appeared on Ana’s show which is one of the most top rated shows in Brazil.

Yanni talks about his current concert tour, shares with us a special Greek recipe which I have listed below.

Be sure to visit the tour schedule and see when Yanni will be coming to your city.

http://www.Yanni.com/Tour

Meatballs Appetizer Felitsa (Yanni’s mom)

Courtesy of Yanni

Ingredients

450 g lean ground beef
2 eggs
2 teaspoons (tsp) minced garlic
¼ cup of chopped onion
1 ½ tbsp (tablespoons) fresh mint, chopped
1 ½ teaspoon (tsp) oregano
1 teaspoon (tsp) kosher salt (or sea)
1 spoon of red wine vinegar
4 loaves of wholemeal sandwich, shelled into small slices
Vegetable oil for frying

Method of preparation

In a large bowl mix together 450g of ground beef with 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons (tsp) minced garlic, ¼ cup of chopped onion, 1 ½ tbsp (tablespoons) fresh mint, chopped 1 ½ teaspoon (tsp ) oregano, 1 teaspoon (tsp) kosher salt, 1 spoon of red wine vinegar. *Reserve

Soak the bread in warm water until soft. Then squeeze bread to remove excess water, and squeeze it to turn into a smooth paste. With your hands mix the bread to meat and *reserved spiced up, until all ingredients are well incorporated and the bread is no longer visible.

With hands make balls of an inch and fry with a little oil until brown. Serve at once.

 

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Yanni Adds More Stops On World Tour 2014

Exciting news today!

Yanni has added a few more stops on his World Tour itinerary, India & Sir Lanka!

Chennai, India: April 14, 2014
Venue: Nehru Indoor stadium, Chennai
Tickets: +91 9840885940 / bweventsoman@gmail.com

Bangalore, India: April 18, 2014
Venue: White Orchid convention centre, Manyata Tech park, Hebbal Road, Bangalore
Tickets: +91 9840885940 / bweventsoman@gmail.com

Sri Lanka: April 20, 2014
Venue: Sugathadasa Indoor stadium, Sri Lanka
Tickets: +94 71 1111118 / http://www.anything.lk/events

Yanni’s dream of reaching a global audience continues, powered by the desire to touch people and bring them together with the universal emotions expressed in his music.

www.Yanni.com/Tour

 

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Renee Fleming~I Genitori

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Renee Fleming and Yanni

Renée Fleming, known as “The People’s Diva,” performed as the first classical vocalist ever to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl – Open’s INSPIRATO with “I Genitori,” a magical rendition of “To Take To Hold.”

Listen now! http://smarturl.it/cr8f8g

 

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Meet The Music Artists On Yanni’s Soon To Be Released Album, INSPIRATO

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All photos courtesy of Yanni Management

Plácido Domingo, a world-renowned artist, recognized not only as one of the most influential singing actors in the history of opera, but also as a respected conductor. Plácido Domingo’s vocal repertoire encompa**** 144 stage roles – a number unmatched by any other tenor in history – and he has recorded more than 100 full length opera’s. Maestro Domingo, is one of the world’ leading philanthropists and has been awarded 12 of the prestigious Grammy Awards including 3 Latin Grammy’s and reached an unprecedented global audience as part of the ‘Three Tenors’ phenomenon.

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Renée Fleming, known as ‘The people’s diva’, and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for best classical vocal solo, in February 2014, Renée became the first classical singer ever to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the NFL Super Bowl with an audience of over 110 million viewers.

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Rolando Villazón is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and beloved stars and is internationally recognized as one of the leading lyric tenors of our day and is regularly hailed as ‘The Next Domingo’.

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Katherine Jenkins, OBE, is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artists. In 2003 she signed the biggest-ever recoding contract for a classical artist and has since become the premiere ambassador of brining classical music to a mainstream audience. Katherine won the love of the US television audience during 2012 when she was the finalist on ABC’s hit TV show, “Dancing With The Stars.”

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Vittorio Grigòlo, achieved gold and platinum status with his first releases and charted #1 on the Billboard US Classical Album chart with the “Italian Tenor.” Vittorio is already established as a successful recording artist. 2014 will see the release of “The Romantic Hero” – a collection of Vittorio’s favorite French opera arias.

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Russell Watson, the UK’s best selling male classical artist ever. Known as ‘The People’s Tenor’ Russell became the first British artist to hold the #1 spot on the UK and US charts at the same time. Russell has performed for audiences around the world including the Pope at the Vatican, the Emperor of Japan, the Queen as well as two US presidents.

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Micaëla Oeste, born in Germany and raised in America has performed throughout the United States and Europe. She has been selected to sing with the Piccinni Foundation in Italy and was also chosen as a finalist at the International Neue Stimmen Competition. Micaëla has become a frequent guest artist during many of Plácido Domingo’s recitals.

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Nathan Pacheco is an American tenor who first appeared as a featured performer on the Yanni Voices Project. He has been a fixture on television over the last four years with his own PBS Special’s and performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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Chloe Lowery is an American singer/songwriter of by the age of 9 was performing professionally and was signed to a recording contract with RCA at age 12. Chloe has toured the world as a featured vocalist with YANNI, Chris Botti, and Trans Siberian Orchestra.

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Lauren Jelencovich is a classically trained graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed throughout the world with YANNI and has been featured at performances in Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Lauren is the recipient of Andrea Boccelli’s Wold scholarship and holds top awards from numerous competitions including the Gerda Lissner International Competition.

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Plácido Domingo, Jr. is the son of tenor and philanthropist, Plácido Domingo. Plácido Jr. is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. His resume includes writing for many artists including Michael Bolton, Luciano Pavoratti, Diana Ross, José Carreras, Tony Bennett, and Plácido Domingo.

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Pretty Yende, is an internationally acclaimed soprano born in South Africa. She was crowned the winner of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Competition in 2011 in Moscow.  In January, 2013, Pretty Yende made a sensational unscheduled debut at the Metropolitan Opera and later that month in Vienna. The triumphs she gained in these two engagements catapulted her to international attention bringing immediate invitations to appear in all of the world’s greatest theaters.

Please visit http://www.yanni.com/inspirato.html for individual social media sites of these wonderful artists.

Click here to pre-order: http://smarturl.it/yanni-inspirato-cd

 

 

 

 

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Yanni World Tour Starts March 15th

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Photo: Courtesy of Yanni Management

These sweet instruments are ready to get back on the road and join Yanni on his world tour starting

March 15th 2014 and continuing through  2014.

Check the tour page for details: www.Yanni.com/Tour

 

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Musico Pro Magazine Interviews Percussionist Daniel de los Reyes

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Check out this extensive article that Musico Pro did with Grammy Award Winning percussionist

Daniel de los Reyes.

You can read the article online at http://www.musicopro.com/IssueSignIn.html
Many of you know Danny when he performed with Yanni during the Tribute Tour.

  You will need to know a bit of Spanish or use a translator.

  Opening remarks from Musico Pro Magazine:
 
“We are pleased to present Daniel de los Reyes on the cover of this special edition of battery percussion. This great percussionist proudly represents the third generation of the legacy of a very musical family . Daniel has worked with giants such as Gloria Estefan, Juan Gabriel , Emmanuel , Sting, Earth, Wind & Fire , Billy Joel , Sheryl Crow , Cher , Ricky Martin , Don Henley , Peter Frampton , Aretha Franklin , Brian Wilson and Shakira. Today is an official member of the Zac Brown Band , a successful band Country and Southern Rock with which it has been awarded a GRAMMY award . He has also invented percussion products like One Shot Shaker Latin Percussion ” Lp ” and Daniel de los Reyes Smart Practice Drum Pad Pro Workshop Inc. ( DW Drums ) . Years ago he created his own show called DRUMJUNGLE , and now assumes the role of builder to bring to reality his next project called Dayglow , which aims to create a training center for youth musical . In our interview we know more to this musician , inventor and entrepreneur who has demonstrated determination, ambition and passion for their profession.”
 

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Yanni in Concert~Germany 2014

Yanni & Germany 2014

More tour dates have been added to www.Yanni.com/Tour!

Yanni to perform in Germany April 26th, 28th & 30th, 2014.

 

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Yanni Concert Announcements!

Yanni to perform at the International Festival of the Mayan Culture/ Yucatan, Mexico on November 2nd 2013 and come April 23rd 2014 Yanni will be back at Royal Albert Hall/London,UK.

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Ticket information available at www.Yanni.com/Tour

A clip of Yanni in concert at the regal Royal Albert Hall in 1995.

 

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Yanni’s Albums Available on iTunes

 

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Three of Yanni’s albums are now available on iTunes! Each having their own distinct style and energy.

Go to http://www.itunes.com/Yanni to download.

 

 

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Yanni Interviews~1995 & 1996

Yanni meeting with students at Universidad Anahuac~Mexico, 1995

Another wonderful interview is when Yanni was at Interlochen Center for the Arts in 1996.

 

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Yanni Interview~Yerevan

Such a wonderful interview Yanni did earlier in the year while touring.

Excited to hear where Yanni will take the tour to next.

Stay Tune.

 

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How Do You Celebrate The END OF AUGUST?

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Fans have been getting together and celebrating with “The End of August” fan parties.

How do you celebrate “The End of August?”
 
Share your photos with Yanni by using #TheEndOfAugust hashtag!
 
Follow Yanni on his official sites:
 

 

 

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What is Your Favorite Yanni DVD?

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Fill in the blank: My favorite Yanni DVD is ___________ because ____________.

 

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