Weekly music agenda: Turandot, Rolling Stones Remasters

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Highlights for the week of November 7 include releases of five remastered Rolling Stones albums, new albums by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, and international tours by Paul McCartney and Mika.

The Met's Turandot in Theaters Worldwide
November 7

Now in its fourth season, The Met: Live in HD transmits live performances by the Metropolitan Opera in high definition to theaters around the world. On Saturday, November 7 at 1:00pm EST, the Met will transmit its third Live in HD broadcast of the season, Puccini's Turandot, to hundreds of movie theaters in more than 40 countries worldwide. See a full list of participating theaters.

Rolling Stones 2009 Remasters release
November 10

On November 10, remasters of five live Rolling Stones albums will be released itnernationally by the Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group International. Originally recorded between 1975 and 2002, the albums include Love You Live, Still Life, Flashpoint, Stripped, and Live Licks. Prices begin at €11.59 per album.

US Country Music Awards
November 11

The Country Music Association Awards are held annually to celebrate the best in country music, honoring many world-famous performers and rising celebrities. The 43rd annual award ceremony will be in Nashville, Tennessee on November 11, hosted by international country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The event will air in the US on ABC-TV; you can also sign up for awards alerts on the CMA Web site.

Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City on CD and DVD
November 17/23

Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City will be released this month in the US (November 17, from Hear Music/Concord Music Group) and the UK (November 23, on Mercury Records). The multi-disc package features music from McCartney's three nights of performances in July 2009 at New York's Citi Field, formerly Shea Stadium, site of The Beatles' landmark 1965 concert.

Beyoncé Live Album, Deluxe Edition releases
November 23

On November 23, Beyoncés DVD I Am...Yours: An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas will be released internationally by Music World Music/Columbia Records. Filmed in August 2009, the album includes more than 30 songs, as well as Beyoncé's biographical storytelling and behind-the-scenes footage. Also due out November 23 is the I Am...Sasha Fierce Deluxe Edition, which features five number-one hits as well as two bonus tracks, including "Video Phone (Extended Remix)" with Lady Gaga.


Lady Gaga The Fame Monster release and tour
November 23, 27

November 23 will mark the re-release of Lady Gaga's debut album, The Fame. The re-release, titled The Fame Monster, features eight new songs, including the singles "Bad Romance" and "Telephone," a duet with Beyoncé. On November 27, Lady Gaga begins her North American tour The Monster Ball, which continues through late January.

Rihanna Rated R release
November 23

Multi-platinum artist Rihanna is due to release her third album, Rated R, this month, reports Def Jam Recordings. The album includes the single "Russian Roulette," which launched worldwide in October. The follow-up to 2007's Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R is scheduled to arrive in the physical and digital marketplace worldwide on November 23.


Mika Tours Australia and Southeast Asia
November 24-30

Internationally best-selling artist Mika begins a tour of Australia and Southeast Asia on November 24. The Lebanese-American singer-songwriter will perform songs from his album The Boy Who Knew Too Much in Sydney, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo. Tickets for the shows are currently on sale. Mika released his first album in 2007; the same year he won four World Music Awards, including those for Best-Selling New Artist and Best-Selling Male Entertainer.

Paul McCartney Begins European Tour
December 2

Paul McCartney is scheduled to begin his first European Tour since 2004, beginning with a December 2 show in Hamburg. Dates follow in Arnhem, Paris, Cologne, Dublin, and London--his only UK date of the year. For information about where to buy tickets for each show, visit this link on the Paul McCartney Web site: