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On Friday and Saturday, it's Paint the Square Green in Market Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services along with live music. It's free. Festivalgoers who are 21 years or older can participate in the Great Lakes Brewing Sustainable Sips Pub ... Pittsburgh
Some virtual reality startups are having trouble getting the attention of investors, after the first wave of VR headsets failed to live up to the hype. But TheWaveVR has been able to raise $6 million in venture funding for its social VR platform and community for VR music and visual arts experiences.

There will be plenty of Beethoven, Bernstein and Bach at the 2018 BBC Proms, but also a good helping of pagan-gospel, disco-punk, DIY indie and feminist rap. The festival is set to be more with it and edgy than ever before with a late-night prom celebrating the music of modern New York.
Marty Appel wanted a rock song first. He was a rock and roll guy. But here's the thing: He couldn't think of a good one. This was eight years before "Hells Bells" came out, and almost 20 years before "Enter Sandman." He played in his mind the rock and roll songs that were available to him -- none quite fit.
LONDON -- All biographical musicals build to a climactic mini-concert, but I've rarely heard an audience greet one with the mighty roar that looks likely to be a continuing feature of "Tina: The Tina Turner musical," which opened Tuesday at the Aldwych Theater here. The director Phyllida Lloyd and ...

With its musical episode on Wednesday night, however, Riverdale High left all of that nonsense behind--zeroing in on all the elements that have made the series great as Kevin's production of Carrie: The musical made its stage debut. Like any musical episode, this one proved that some members ...
From Divide and Dissolve to Xylouris White, our quarterly music column brings you the finest albums you probably haven't heard ..... Together, the iconoclast and legend, vessels of vastly different musical traditions, spilt their skills into songs still swimming with what I once described as "the breeze of ...
The Lightning Thief has a Drama Desk-nominated book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, direction by Stephen Brackett, and choreography by Patrick McCollum, with set design by Lee Savage, costume design by Sydney Maresca, Obie Award-winning sound design by Ryan Rumery, ...
In the last article of this series, I started building a song by laying down the drums with Yamaha's EAD10. The drums themselves weren't anything new, but the EAD10 sensor box and processing module helped make the recording process much easier. Now I'm moving on to laying down the guitar. For that, I wanted to use ...
The abrupt ouster last month of Mike Huckabee from the Country Music Association's charitable board just 24 hours after his appointment sends a strong signal that Nashville's cultural revolution is in full swing. An organized right-wing backlash against the removal of the conservative gadfly and presidential aspirant quickly ...
Alexa's routines are getting a musical upgrade. First launched last year, routines allow Alexa device owners to string together a series of actions that kick off with a simple command — like “good morning” or “I'm home,” for example. Until today, the feature included support for news, weather, traffic, smart ...
Amazon launched Alexa Routines last year and they let users set up a list of automated smart home actions that can be triggered with a simple command. For example, "Alexa, good morning," could launch a Routine that turns on the lights, reports the weather forecast, reads news briefings and starts the ...
There are really no words to describe Space Opera, Catherynne Valente's new novel. Know why? Because she used them all in writing it. I can say that it is square-ish. Made of wood pulp. Composed mostly of sentences. I can say that it's a wicked-fast read (if you can handle the whiplash and the pure, ...
A version of this story appears in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now or available here. Don't forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. It's taken nearly 15 years, but Mean Girls is finally making a Broadway musical happen. After a world premiere in ...
The musical's book is by John Logan (Red), and like the movie, the stage Moulin Rouge! will include popular songs from the past five decades, some used in the film and some from the years since the film's release. Justin Levine is Music Supervisor, Orchestrator and Arranger and Matt Stine is Music ...

"We are pleased that Myrtle Creek's Music in the Park is fully booked for the 32nd consecutive summer. This year we have three groups that will be performing at the band shell in Millsite Park for the first time. One of them is bringing us a 'rock show,' something that I have received several requests for in ...
Everyone knows at least one song by Toto. Even the band don't refer to it by name, they just call it “That Song”, as in “Are you ready for That Song?” “Do you wanna sing That Song with us?” But before we get to That Song, there's 40 years of musical history to consider, condensed into two and a half hours ...
Amazon Music tells Billboard it has "tens of millions" of paid customers, with Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions having more than doubled in the past six months, according to data provided by the company. Amazon, the third-largest streaming service behind Spotify and Apple Music, did not clarify the ...
It's crucial to inform students what their deficits are, how intensely competitive the profession is, the immense amount of work they'll be required to do simply to get to stand in line, how unlikely the chances are — given the internationalization of classical music — that even the most gifted will prosper in a ...
Musical equipment clutters the room, concert posters cover the walls and “Metal” Mary Bielich strums a steady bass line from AC/DC's “Ain't No Fun” in the back corner. In her steel-toed shoes and Cro-Mags band T-shirt with colored tattoos trailing up her arms, Bielich is the physical embodiment of a punk ...
He almost pulled one over on us. In what was quickly found to be an April Fools' joke, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Sunday that he would be adapting Tommy Wiseau's so-bad-it's-still-very-bad-but-still-so-fun-to-watch cult classic The Room into a Broadway musical—but fans were quick to spot the ...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – If you love music and you love the Cardinals, here's your chance to create a one-of-a-kind piece of music inspired by your favorite baseball team. The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the “Cardinals Fan Music Contest,” a first-of-its-kind competition between fans who want to share their ...
The America's Next Top Model host opens up even further about her musical ambitions in her new book Perfect Is Boring (co-written by Banks' mother, .... single (and megaflop) “K.O.B.E.,” but Banks' tenacity allowed her to book major face time with music royalty without a major label standing behind her.
I thought about Elsa-as-artist while watching the musical adaptation of “Frozen,” which opened on Broadway in March, and which has its own inbuilt tension between the demands of art and those of commerce. The musical had a somewhat bumpy development period. Originally, Disney hired Alex Timbers, a young ...
The modern live musical TV special is a bizarre animal. Since NBC revived the live musical tradition in 2013 with The Sound of Music Live, these specials have managed to drive conversation and draw massive ratings on a fairly reliable basis — but they haven't reliably managed to be, well, good.
Ashley Park, who plays fellow Plastic Gretchen Wieners, borrowed her character's attempted catchphrase to describe the opportunity: "Any time you get to originate a role in a Broadway musical, especially a big Broadway musical, is so—fetch." And, no, that was far from the first time the word came up: "I ...
The celestial music includes whistling and 'shh' sounds based on NASA recordings of space. Watch the video below to hear “Beyond the Night Sky,” sung by the choir of Gonville & Caius. At the time of its debut, Hawking said the piece “captured the vastness of space, and a sense of wonder at the universe ...
The off-Broadway musical for kids "Addy & Uno" is getting a lot of buzz, as it brings awareness to developmental disabilities and spreads kindness. "Addy & Uno" is the first family musical about disability, friendship and kindness, said Tom D'Angora, a producer with the show. The interactive, 45-minute ...
“I could just tell it was someone who was on a mission,” said “ZIN,” the man who has been known by the moniker in Southern California music circles for years. “It wasn't an open-ended post like 'dude, let's jam on 4/20. My mom leaves at 5 p.m.' So I immediately had some margaritas, because I was at a ...
Kayla Ray, 27, paused the music playing on a portable speaker at the song's end and asked the eight men in orange and white striped uniforms to share ... She found herself at a McLennan County Reintegration Program meeting where, as part of an internship, she offered up the idea of the music class for ...
Aldous Harding and Nadia Reid are at the forefront of a folk scene that is revolutionising how NZ music is seen overseas. Recently both also made the shortlist for this year's Taite Awards, but Gareth Shute argues they're just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to local folk success stories. At the end of 2017 ...
But as we celebrate 75th anniversary of “Oklahoma!,” I wonder, as a scholar of American music, if the favorite musical of high school drama teachers no longer resonates as it once did. Said another way: Whose America did “Oklahoma!” depict? And is the musical's vision of the nation relevant today?
The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an ...
“Unlike CDs or downloads, which generate revenue once, streaming a song generates royalties every time,” Shah says. “That has major labels bidding on catalogs of music and reissuing old music as they battle for market share.” This might explain why some artists are releasing music faster than ever.
Hundreds gathered around the music stages set up throughout the campus to hear the sounds of Mississippi's musical heritage. The music was front and center for most. Some used it to put a little show of their own. It also provided a nice background for kids as they tested their skills with games of all kinds.
The musical, which tells the tale of the handsome Johnny Blood whose life is in danger over a saloon brawl, has music by David Friedman and a book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg. Producers are Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. The production will also feature scenic design by Jim Morgan, costume ...
Sevdaliza (real name: Sevda Alizadeh) is an Iranian-born, Dutch-based singer whose music is an ever-morphing combinations of European, Persian and electronic influences. It's often described as “trip-hop” and while that holds true for the ricocheting beats and occasional quavering Portisheadian moods, ...
Daniela Brooker knows what it takes to make it in the music industry: “creating music 24/7,” even on her days off. The singer, who goes by her stage name Brooker and just released her new single “Naked to Strangers”, began working toward her dream at the young age of 13 when she begged her father to ...
Almost seven years to the day after the release of The Weeknd's galvanizing debut mixtape, “House of Balloons” — an outing that basically created the dark-alt-R&B sound that so many artists have built careers on — the prolific Abel Tesfaye says hello to darkness, his old friend on a new ...
But the phenomenon was not always met with approval by his contemporaries in the Egyptian music scene. His style was rejected by composer Riyad al-Sunbati, who wrote one operetta for Hafez called Lahn al-Wafa (Melody of Loyalty) in the early 1950s. Al-Sunbati preferred Abdel Halim's brother Ismail ...
Smith has launched 27 companies in the field of computer music and email security. His current largest project, Smule -- which is a series of music-making software apps that allow you to sing along and video record yourself performing popular songs with the help of filters and sometimes original singers ...
The moment Samantha Barks smiles and sings near the beginning of this musical adaptation of the film “Pretty Woman,” we know things are going to ... Group, Stage Entertainment, Ambassador Theatre Group, and The John Gore Organization presentation of a musical in two acts with music and lyrics by ...
We've known since last year that Amazon Music was planning to shut down its dedicated cloud music locker. Now, we have a date for when that process will begin. In an email to Amazon Music users, the company says uploaded songs will be removed from a user's library on April 30th, 2018. You can ...
Everything about the Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” — playing April 6 through May 13 in a regional premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company — sets it apart from the usual Broadway theatrical spectacle. ... “From the moment I first heard the music, I was instantly enchanted by it,” the actor says.
Centavrvs' name was not only chosen for the cultural symbolism — its name ostensibly taken from Pancho Villa's nickname, El Centauro del Norte — it's also a reflection of their music. The album blends electronic elements, upbeat pop, rancheras, funk, bolero, cumbias and even some classic Fania salsa.
42nd Street. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble . Lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer . Music by Harry Warren. Directed by Chris Baldock. Associate director Cate Clelland. Choreographer Michelle Heine. Musical direction Nicholas Griffin. Conductor Ian McLean. Free-Rain Theatre Company.
Paul Simon has won 16 Grammys for his musical works, but he never could tell when he was writing them if his songs would be successful, he told an audience Tuesday at Ohio State University. Turns out the world would love them more than he would know. “I didn't know if they were hits or not” Simon, 76, ...
Roli's Blocks, a system of portable, modular MIDI controllers for expressive music creation, are some of the most clever gadgets I've tried in the past few years. Now the company is combining some of its best gear into one package called the Songmaker Kit, retailing for $649. The Kit has previously been ...


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