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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 violinists? Or what sort of careers are available to you or your child as a musician? Connolly Music has launched an online publication just for those of us who find […]

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 coming.  A great big shark is making it’s way straight towards you! What started as a background music to get your blood pumping for thriller movies like Jaws has jumped […]

New Chamber Orchestra Opportunity for New Learners!

We have recently learned that the http://northfloridatpo.com/planning-studies/tip/ Moses Brown School in Providence RI is forming a community orchestra! The school is looking for adult players who are learning violin, viola, cello, or double bass at the beginner or intermediate levels. You can read more about this exciting opportunity, including the […]

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 a program with four certified music professionals working 130 hours a week, all in the hopes of easing child patients anxieties and helping them cope with their illnesses. Melissa Bailey […]

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 the band’s famous anthem, “We Are the Champions” by Donald Trump.  The track played while Trump walked onstage after his final victory in the Republican Primaries Tuesday night. After receiving, […]

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 “365 Days of Prince.” The project came to light after the shocking death of music icon Prince last week.  When speaking to the Associated Press, Major said she started the […]

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 Ramone’s front man Joey Ramone.  Visiting sites such as the pair’s childhood homes, Forest Hill High School, which all of the band members attended, and the band’s “primitive rehearsal space,” […]

Why are musicians “selling out”?

At the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, panelists discussed ‘How did this song get in that https://rifleman.org.uk/dev/blog/index.php?=cialis-20mg-canada commercial?” More and more musicians are selling their music to advertising companies, a practice that used to be branded as “selling out.”     In an interview with NPR’s Audie Cornish, Michael Paoletta, a panelist, […]

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 the founding document of punk rock.”     On the occasion of the album’s 40th anniversary, Rhino Records is reissuing an expanded album this summer! In addition, there will be an […]

Michelle Obama delivers the keynote address at SXSW

First Lady Michelle Obama gave https://light.utoronto.ca/uncategorized/metformin-without-prescription/ the keynote address at the annual South by Southwest conference and festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday. She talked about the Let Girls Learn initiative and participated in a panel with Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Sophia Bush and Queen Latifah.     Read some […]

Marble machine!

Martin Molin, a Swedish musician, spent over a year creating this music box that operates on 2,000 marbles! Danny Lewis for the Smithsonian writes, “The Wintergartan Marble Machine works by sending thousands of steel marbles around a circuit, albeit an enormously complex one. As Molin turns a crank, the marbles […]

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 their campaign theme songs. The https://www.gibraltarport.com/node/803 tunes reflect their personal stories…and their marketing strategies.     Read about which songs candidates have chosen and why in this article from The Guardian. […]

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 of Grey “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction “Simple Song #3” from Youth “Til It Happens to http://gawow.com/folio/blog/index.php?=order-kamagra-online/ You” from The Hunting Ground “Writings on the Wall” from Spectre     […]

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 first recording the BSO has made under this label, and the first grammy win for music director Andris Nelsons!     Nelsons had lovely words to say about the honor, […]

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 strange bird that we’ve never heard before.”     A champion of new classical music, Hannigan has performed over 80 world premieres. The Berlin https://www.newyorkbanners.com/wp-content.php?=cheap-propecia-online Philharmonic’s Simon Rattle says of […]

Dudamel at halftime!

LA Times reporter Mark Swed writes “…in this divided country of ours, one of the big divides is the phony distinction between pop culture and, for want of a better word, classical.”     Dudamel is conducting his Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) tonight during the Super Bowl halftime show, a […]

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 alongside each other teaches us that there is beauty in difference, and also that music is an activity that links the entire world together. Learn tidbits of history while discovering some […]

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 the musical world by storm, is going on tour. The musical will open in Chicago next September, and https://cornishpastyassociation.co.uk/2017/11/buy-accutane-online/ the following March San Francisco and LA will be graced with its […]