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Completely surreal – Article about Alexander Rybak in Farsund’s Avis May 23rd 2009

Completely surreal – Article about Alexander Rybak in Farsund’s Avis May 23rd 2009 with appendix from June 20th 2009

Article published on www.farsunds-avis.no 23.05. 2009.
Written by Anders Fjellestad.

Found and translated by Marianne Saietz.
English revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak achieved the victory of all time in the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend. But the Grand Prix-hero  has also had many performances behind him in our area. Photo Indrek Galetin. ( EBU).

The friends about Alexander:
“Completely surreal!”

Last weekend, Alexander Rybak fiddled himself into the hearts of all Europe. We have talked to three people who are close to the super-talent.

Alexander Rybak has been a steady summer guest in Spind together with the Stanghelle family. Here he wrote songs, here he fell in love, and here he gave some of his first concerts. We have looked through our archives and present you now some glimpses from our local memories of the Grand Prix winner, all the way back from the first concert in Espeland Schoolhouse July 1996. Continue reading Completely surreal — Article about Alexander Rybak in Farsund’s Avis May 23rd 2009

Christmas Crossover with Stephen Ackles, December 2004

STEPHEN ACLES WITH CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS FRIENDS

A Christmas Crossover tour with Alexander Rybak and his family and Stanghelle family.

Variety: Stephen Ackles and Alexander Rybak offered powerful classic tones and lighter gospel tunes

Text and photo: Kristin Berge, published in the paper issue of Varden 19.12.2004.
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett

It turned out to be a good idea by Stephen Ackles to call the concert on Saturday “Christmas Crossover”.
With a handful of classical musician friends and the concert “Christmas Crossover” Stephen Ackles made the Christmas mood in Langesund yesterday.

And the fact that Ackles met the tenor singer Thomas Stanghelle in a cabin a few years ago, can hardly have been accidental. In any case, it was a success, because it did not end with only singing together at the after-party.

The meeting led to a fertile collaboration – both summer and winter, and this Saturday 200 people had gathered to experience some of the results of that meeting.

Continue reading Christmas Crossover with Stephen Ackles, December 2004

Alexander Rybak’s “normal weekend”: Sept. 2nd – 4th, 2011

Dear friends! As you may all know, Alexander has returned to his studies, and is therefore busy with Barratt Due during the week. However,  he cannot postpone his music projects of course, and so he performs in every bit of free time he has available in his busy life 🙂 Let’s see what he has done during the weekend of September 2nd – 4th, 2011:

Friday, September 2nd, 19:00Frekhaug, Bergen area.

Nordhordlands Folkehøgskule. Concert of Alexander Rybak and the Stanghelle family

 

– To watch all the videos from the concert click here

– To read 2 reviews of the concert translated into English and Russian click here

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s “normal weekend”: Sept. 2nd — 4th, 2011