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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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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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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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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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 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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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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