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StringOvation- new online publication for string players

  Ever find yourself wondering how to deal with stage parents? Or whether or not there were apps just for…

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Scary Music Influences our Thoughts about Sharks

You know the song, it starts out slow, daa-na….daa-na, then increases in pace, da-na..da-na..da-na.  At this point you know what’s…

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Music Makes Beer Taste Better!

Looking for a new trick to make beer taste better?  Good news!  According to a new study published in the…

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New Chamber Orchestra Opportunity for New Learners!

We have recently learned that the Moses Brown School in Providence RI is forming a community orchestra! The school is…

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How our Culture Impacts our Music Taste

  What determines our taste in music?  Is it something predetermined, born within us?  Or does it have more to…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Politics

A new exhibit titled “Louder than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics” is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall…

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When Music Gives You Chills

  You’re sitting in a comfy chair, eyes closed, completely engulfed in listening to a favorite piece of music when…

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The Best Part of Waking Up…

Is music in your ears!  According to a new study by Spotify and Ipsos one of the best motivators to…

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Music Therapy at Boston Children’s Hospital

What started as a volunteer program utilizing Berklee College Students in 1996 at the Boston Children’s Hospital has evolved into…

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Trump is Not Queen’s Champion, My Friend

The Rolling Stone reports this week that Queen guitarist Brian May, “has issued a stern statement denouncing the usage” of…

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Double Bass Player Dies Onstage

Jane Little, of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra died Sunday, May 15th, doing what she loved best, playing her double-bass and…

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365 Prince Illustrations serve as a Lasting Tribute

(AP) – Local Pawtucket Rhode Island artist Rebekah Major has gained recent attention for a project started last March titled…

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Music Helps Babies Unlock Language Learning

A new study from the University of Washington reports that music, “…may help babies learn language better, in part by…

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Punk Rock Legends; A Stroll through Ramones History in Queens

Alex Vadukul of the New York Times recently took a tour through Queens alongside Mickey Leigh, the younger brother of…

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Brace Yourselves, New Game of Thrones Music is Coming

April has arrived and with it comes season six of HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones. The new season is…

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Lake Street Dive returns to Boston

Boston-born band Lake Street Dive returned to the city to play a sold-out show at the House of Blues last…

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Why are musicians “selling out”?

At the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, panelists discussed ‘How did this song get in that commercial?” More and more musicians…

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The Ramones’ self-titled 1976 album to be reissued this summer!

In 1976, The Ramones released their self-titled first album. Although the record was not a success at first, it “became…

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Michelle Obama delivers the keynote address at SXSW

First Lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote address at the annual South by Southwest conference and festival in Austin, Texas…

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Hamilton at the White House!

Obama invited the cast of Hamilton to sing “Alexander Hamilton” and “My Shot” at the White House on Monday! The…

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George Martin, The 5th Beatle

George Martin, known as “the 5th Beatle” for his influential role in the production of The Beatles’ original albums, died this…

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The Wintergarten Machine

Marble machine!

Martin Molin, a Swedish musician, spent over a year creating this music box that operates on 2,000 marbles! Danny Lewis…

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Music on the campaign trail

How do Clinton, Sanders, Trump, Rubio, and Cruz brand themselves through music? They have each chosen very different musical aesthetics for…

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The Oscar for Best Original Song

The Oscars are tonight! Curious about the nominees for best original song? Here’s the list: “Earned It” from Fifty Shades…

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From DJ to Hit

Who’s writing and performing those catchy basslines on today’s top hits in rap? DJ Dahi. Read NPR’s article here.  …

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Boston Symphony Orchestra wins Grammy under music director Andris Nelsons!

The Boston Symphony Orchestra won a Grammy for their Deutsche Grammaphon recording entitled “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow.” This is the…

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New York City

What do New Yorkers have to say about love?

Listen to NPR’s Valentine’s Day podcast about love in New York City. “You’d think people would be shy and private,…

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Barbara Hannigan

The voice of a strange bird

Barbara Hannigan, one of the most talented sopranos living today, was described by members of the Berlin Philharmonic as “…a…

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Dudamel at halftime!

LA Times reporter Mark Swed writes “…in this divided country of ours, one of the big divides is the phony…

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Formation

You know that little flutter your heart makes when Beyoncé drops a new song? It just happened again!! ‘Formation,’ her…

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Bernie Sanders

The story behind Bernie Sanders’ folk album

In 1987, Todd Lockwood, a music producer based in Burlington, had the idea of bringing Vermonters together to make an…

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A new dose of global music

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino from southern Italy and Bombino from Niger start out NPR’s global music recommendations. Hearing songs from different cultures…

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Hamilton

Hamilton the musical goes on tour!

Can’t get the songs from Hamilton out of your head? You’re in luck! Hamilton, the production by Lin-Manuel Miranda that’s taking…

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Spotify Playlists from the Stars

Ever wondered what Rihanna, Kacey Musgraves, and Snoop Dogg listen to on Spotify? Here are some famous musicians’ playlists!  …

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Wait for it!

Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton, discusses being cast in a life-changing role.  …

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Garrison Keillor

Recognize that voice?

Garrison Keiller, the host of the popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion, talks about his love for Minneapolis, MN…

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