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Hot Trash Portland blogger Victoria Karol drew inspiration from MTV, organizing music Video Portland, a first-time event that brought together musicians, videographers and music lovers from all over Maine. "One of the things about Portland is that you wouldn't necessarily think we were churning out videos ...
The quartet members named VoiceHouse all live in Columbus and Ritter said that made it a great opportunity to combine their musical talents. "That wasn't necessarily the plan when my wife and I got married 38 years ago," Ritter said. "But kids all just kind of fell into (music) and were in my programs.".
... Partridge, who had a lion's share of credits and a razor sharp perspective on the musical trends of the era. Some of this was displayed in one of the LP's singles, "This Is Pop," in which Partridge resisted the notion of placing the punk moniker on a sound that was, essentially, just another form of pop music.
That spirit of giving to community, which carries on through his heirs and the corporate culture he left behind, is at the heart of a new musical to debut Thursday at the annual meeting of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. The student production, just over 30 minutes in duration, is the creation of Daryl ...
music has the ability to reach people in a special way. music therapy, a clinical discipline that taps into music's therapeutic benefits, reaches people and accomplishes things in ways medicines and other therapies do not. The husband of one of our patients said this about music therapy; "music Therapy ...

Some of their accomplishments in helping local music students include partially financing a talented cellist, a graduate of Juilliard for several years, sponsoring a Music Mobile that toured various schools with musical instruments for the students to see and hold, and underwriting top audition winners and ...
According to Metro, the WWE legend-turned-Hollywood action star has inspired a new stage production called The People's Rock, which is set to debut in the U.K. next week. The story takes place in 2050 and follows an English teen living in the oppressive United States. At this time, the country is ruled by a ...
In her own quietly assertive way, composer and performer Meredith Monk has spent the last 40 or 50 years pointing the way toward an alternative path for contemporary music. Her work -- a varied but distinctive melange of vocal and instrumental work, dance, film, theater and more -- celebrates the human ...
The performers, all students of private teachers who are members of the Kenosha and Racine music teachers associations, took on one of the toughest musical challenges of their young lives playing their favorite Chopin pieces -- all from memory and without sheet music -- before a panel of judges.
And so they became interested in learning whether "neuroendocrinological function can exert influences on music preference patterns." They say, "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of the link between biological predisposition and musical preference." The study involved 37 ...
In less than a full day of tracking after the death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan on Monday, the group experienced an enormous surge in album and digital song sales. According to Nielsen music, based on initial U.S. sales reports for Jan. 15, The Cranberries' total music sales grew ...
Get ready to fist pump, head bang and understand what it means to watch a violinist totally shred. Rocktopia, the musical brainchild of Broadway alum Rob Evan and Randall Craig Fleischer, combines classical music with classic rock. Performances of the production begin on March 20 at the Broadway ...
"I tried once," he writes, "and got conked on the head with the board." Yet despite his early misgivings about the ocean, Wilson admits that he found musical inspiration whenever he stared out at the surf. "I liked to look at it, though," he writes. "It was sort of like a piece of music: each of the waves was moving ...
The musical is expected to transfer to Broadway following its world premiere engagement, though no no word yet on a theatre or dates. Moulin Rouge! marks the return of a tradition of Broadway shows playing out-of-town tryout engagements at the Colonial, which served as the birthplace of such musicals ...
Spotify executives Daniel Ek and Troy Carter have been named "music Visionaries of the Year" by the influential philanthropic group UJA-Federation of New York. UJA will honor the pair for their commitment to philanthropy at the annual music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon, being held on June 13, ...
"Songs for Screens" (formerly known as "Synch This") is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency MAC Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each week, the column will highlight noteworthy use of music in ...

I don't want my musical discoveries dictated by a series of intuitive algorithms any more than I want to experience Jamaica via an all-inclusive trip to Sandals. A few years ago, I started noticing that my brain was no longer retaining song titles. I struggled to recall the names of labels, compilations and the ...
The Morning music Club sponsored a lively concert in Pierce Chapel, on the Wesleyan campus, on the cold evening of January 11, where the talented ... by regular pianist for the quartet, Neil Rigole, who also is the musical director, keyboardist and vocalist for another familiar Macon band, The Grapevine.
I am wondering because: a) sneezing is, in part, a sound, and therefore might be music; and b) because I am responsible, and if it turns out that holding ... The Cambridge English Dictionary defines 'percussion' as "musical instruments that you play by hitting them with your hand or an object such as a stick.
Anthony Matchett wants to create the iTunes for virtual reality music. The 29-year-old's London-based startup, MelodyVR, was formed in 2015 and now, with the music industry on its side, it's getting ready to launch. "We're not going to say we want to be the killer app for VR because we're not that arrogant," ...
Mark Mendenhall poses at his desk at his office at farm Bureau at 410 E. Francis St., Suite 3, in North Platte. job Vigil / The North Platte Telegraph. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. The music would waft its way through the heating ducts into his bedroom every Sunday night. Mark Mendenhall's mom ...
Bishop Briggs' music is inspired by her unique experiences -- and the British artist has a lot to sing about. "I think it's a rite of passage that the minute you land in Japan, you have to go to a karaoke bar," Briggs, 25, tells EW of her childhood. "So that's what my family did. I moved there when I was 4. My dad ...
Sara Bareilles, who made her Broadway stage debut last year in Waitress, returns to the musical January 16. ... While he was initially slated to appear in the musical through January 14 only, he will now star opposite Bareilles for the first two weeks of her run through February 11. Original cast member Drew ...
Connections spread constantly, and musical ideas travel especially fast. Every musician, even the ones who care most about holding on to tradition, has to make constant judgments about balancing local (or tribal or regional or national) materials and imported ones, about what to retain and what to update.
He has constructed a systematic method for charting the sort of music that can strike a helpful chord with the individual patient. This can be an aid for caretaking personnel who lack the musical competence to provide music therapeutically; they can either use recorded music or sing themselves.
"And one of the things my students who take my class every semester are amazed by - these early people with Pong and Tetris, as you mentioned, they wanted advanced music. The people who created Pong wanted cheers when you're doing well and hisses and boos when you're doing poorly. They just ...
David was also envious of Debby's musical talent. A classically trained violinist, Debby was the first female state fiddle champion and the first woman inducted into the Mid-America Old-Time Fiddler's Hall of Fame. "I rode on her skirt tails," he said. "To me, success was when I got to the point where I could ...
Life is hard, but Andrew W.K. wants to help you get through those rough times. The party rocker has just released a righteous new track, "music Is Worth Living For." This is the first piece of new music from Andrew W.K. since he unleashed his Party All Goddamn Night EP in 2011. "music Is Worth Living For" ...
music director Veronica Sharpe leads the orchestra through this extraordinary score and choreographers Shania Stewart and Kimberly Geipel challenge the cast with movement and dances featuring pirates and Indians. Pied Piper Theatre was voted Best Performing arts Group for 2017 by InsideNoVa and ...
Sure, it's harder for them to happen if you don't put yourself in the right place at the right time, but if your heart's not in it your chance of having one of those sublime live music experiences is slim. When I attended every show that came through town, I thinned my ability to recognize or care about what was ...
Google's Tilt Brush has long been one of virtual reality's biggest killer apps. The 3D drawing app for high-end headsets charms everyone, artists and amateurs alike. Now, Los Angeles-based Survios is working on a new app that may just rival Tilt Brush's wide appeal. Survios showed off Electronauts at ...
YouTube's number one trending video has captivated just about every corner of the internet, including Reddit where a new community dedicated to "pencil music" is quickly growing. Created by YouTube user Dani Ochoa, "Cantina Theme played with a pencil and girl with too much time on her hands" is, ...
I appear in our YouTube videos, demonstrating music instruments and gear, giving guitar lessons and discussing music theory. I also teach users how to replicate or change artists' tones. In other videos, I interview musicians, usually about one of their songs or their gear. The music industry can be tough, ...
says Jonna Vuoskoski, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in music perception and cognition at Oxford University. Like Hattie, though, Jonna doesn't do away with the idea of taste as a useful sociological concept. "Our musical preferences are the result of a multitude of factors: The type of music we are exposed to ...
That's just a handful of recent examples of how bold and brave and big the form can be. Yet I'm always meeting people who base their distaste of musicals on once having seen The Sound of music on Christmas television. And beneath that musical's saccharine sweetness, of course, there's actually quite a ...
JACMEL, Haiti -- When travelers flock to this sun-washed bay in southern Haiti, it's often to celebrate at one of its cultural or music festivals. I am here, by the blue waters and under the endless sky, in the off-season -- October. It is warm, tranquil and so quiet that, as I walk along, in Haiti's fourth largest city, ...
... says Andrey Borodovsky, a professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of sciences. He has been researching these instruments for more than 20 years, and says one of the Cheremshanka mouth harps is still capable of making music.
Streetlamp Productions' performance of "13 the musical" is not only a great time to watch, but has a lot of important lessons to teach, especially for kids and teenagers looking to find their place in their own world. The story itself is narrated by Evan, a Jewish boy who has just turned 13 and is looking forward ...
Kendrick Lamar refrained from addressing attendee Donald Trump during his halftime performance at the CFP National Championship, but the rapper did close his set with a dramatic goodbye, simply speaking the words, "Black panther." Lamar was teasing the upcoming Marvel movie, whose soundtrack ...
LCCT is excited to announce that this year's production will be a semi-staged version of "9 to 5 the musical." The show, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, which starred Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Set in the late 1970's this ...
Applications are available from Linn-Benton music Association members, as well as music teachers at local colleges and universities. The Benton Community Foundation manages the endowments, cooperating with Linn-Benton music teachers, which manages the auditions, this year to be held on April 7 ...
The prospect of losing your job, especially a high-powered one, is a daunting one for anyone, but Dave Wilson and Kip Winter took the opportunity to turn their much-loved "hobby", music, into a full-time pursuit. Six years later, Winter Wilson are back with their eighth album, Far Off on the Horizon. And the ...
This year, three, rather than two, musical theatre writers have been awarded the 28th annual Kleban Prize, a $100,000 reward for artists whose work shows great potential. The New York Times reports that the 2018 winners are lyricists Alan Schmuckler (Diary of a Wimpy Kid the musical) and Amanda ...
Controversial cuts to music services and car parking charges for disabled blue badge holders have been backed by councillors in Wrexham. The proposals, which could also ... Parents and unions had warned schools music service cuts would make musical pursuits "a preserve of the elite". The council has ...
The show featured a winning performance by Jessie Mueller (who had already won a Tony for Beautiful: The Carole King musical) as Jenna. Bareilles performed the role several times; on Broadway today, Betsy Wolfe, a 2004 grad of University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of music, is the lead.
January 9, 2018 --Each year at the Monitor, we seek out and bring the very best in popular Entertainment to your attention. As a music reviewer, I admit that there is so much quality stuff out there that my filter can't catch it all. Take Nicole Atkins, who simultaneously channels Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, ...
Garmin's Vivoactive 3 provided a solid alternative to the Fitbit Ionic and the Apple Watch last year, but it lacked one big feature: onboard music storage. At CES, Garmin announced its first wearable with space to save music you could listen to without your smartphone present: the $450 Forerunner 645 music ...
I hope my nephews won't stop listening to new music at around 33 though. It certainly happened to a lot of my friends - earlier than that. Some were the same people who'd once lead the way for me, musically. When we met up they'd still want to talk about music, but they were spinning their wheels on ...
facebook has struck a deal with music publisher Sony, allowing users to upload and share music and content from artists signed with the company, according to multiple reports. Why it matters: It's the second major licensing deal the company has inked in just a few weeks -- a growing sign of improving ...


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