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Old Mahogany: Wilton’s Music Hall archive acquired by the V&A – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

An archive recording the glory days as well as the decay and near collapse of Wilton’s Music Hall has been acquired by the V&A theatre collection. The archive includes a tattered and yellowed campaign poster, showing a shattered window in a mouldering brick wall, a reminder of the half century of attempts to save the rotting building, which claims to be the world’s oldest Victorian music hall. The poster will…

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Are Halloween Goals as Music Icons Madonna and Michael Jackson – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Forget couples costumes — sisters make the best Halloween partners. Kim Kardashian West teamed up with sister Kourtney Kardashian for Saturday’s pre-holiday festivities, dressing as Madonna and Michael Jackson to recreate the famous looks of the King and Queen of Pop at the 1991 Academy Awards. Splash News The 37-year-old reality star was almost unrecognizable in a sequined white gown and fur shawl, with platinum blonde hair and a red lip to channel the…

Video appears to show police driving up to dispute blaring soul music – Florida Times-Union

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

After calling the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, a Springfield resident nervously waited on her friend’s porch as a man appears to berate them over a dispute about pictures being uploaded to Facebook. When the police get there, it’s not a siren announcing their presence. It’s the 1975 R&B/Soul hit single, “Why Can’t We Be Friends’ by the California funk band War. It would be a novel way of de-escalating a potentially…

Music teachers at ‘Fame’ school fight back against alleged program cuts – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

A music mutiny has erupted at the “Fame” high school. The music faculty at Fiorello LaGuardia HS says Principal Lisa Mars has made changes and cutbacks at the renowned arts and performing arts powerhouse that have “stressed our department beyond the breaking point.” Mars, who joined the school in 2013, has stirred controversy by putting more emphasis on academics at the elite Upper West Side institution. Recently, she has cut…

Old Mahogany: Wilton’s Music Hall archive acquired by the V&A – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

An archive recording the glory days as well as the decay and near collapse of Wilton’s Music Hall has been acquired by the V&A theatre collection. The archive includes a tattered and yellowed campaign poster, showing a shattered window in a mouldering brick wall, a reminder of the half century of attempts to save the rotting building, which claims to be the world’s oldest Victorian music hall. The poster will…

The Scary Sound Machine That Is ‘Trying To Set People A Little Bit … – NPR

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mark Korven plays the Apprehension Engine, a frankenmachine that’s designed to make spooky sounds. Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist Mark Korven plays the Apprehension Engine, a frankenmachine that’s designed to make spooky sounds. Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist Note: This piece is better heard than read. To hear this review and the specific musical moments it references, listen at the audio…

Music teachers at ‘Fame’ school fight back against alleged program cuts – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

A music mutiny has erupted at the “Fame” high school. The music faculty at Fiorello LaGuardia HS says Principal Lisa Mars has made changes and cutbacks at the renowned arts and performing arts powerhouse that have “stressed our department beyond the breaking point.” Mars, who joined the school in 2013, has stirred controversy by putting more emphasis on academics at the elite Upper West Side institution. Recently, she has cut…

Intel AI helped create a music video – Engadget – Engadget

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee’s “Rainy Day, But We Are Together” is the first music video to lean on its AI technology. The producers created dramatic special effects on the songstress’ face (such as trickles of water and twinkling stars) by training a machine learning system to…

The Scary Sound Machine That Is ‘Trying To Set People A Little Bit Off-Kilter’ – NPR

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mark Korven plays the Apprehension Engine, a frankenmachine that’s designed to make spooky sounds. Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist Mark Korven plays the Apprehension Engine, a frankenmachine that’s designed to make spooky sounds. Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist Note: This piece is better heard than read. To hear this review and the specific musical moments it references, listen at the audio…

Intel AI helped create a music video – Engadget

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

AI is increasingly finding its way into music videos, and not necessarily in obvious ways. Intel has revealed that the promo clip for Chinese pop star Chris Lee’s “Rainy Day, But We Are Together” is the first music video to lean on its AI technology. The producers created dramatic special effects on the songstress’ face (such as trickles of water and twinkling stars) by training a machine learning system to…

Music teachers fighting back against principal’s alleged program cuts – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

A music mutiny has erupted at the “Fame” high school. The music faculty at Fiorello LaGuardia HS says Principal Lisa Mars has made changes and cutbacks at the renowned arts and performing arts powerhouse that have “stressed our department beyond the breaking point.” Mars, who joined the school in 2013, has stirred controversy by putting more emphasis on academics at the elite Upper West Side institution. Recently, she has cut…

You can shape sound and music at this museum – CNET – CNET

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Even Earless Oysters Clam Up Over Noise Pollution – Scientific American

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Even without ears, oysters are “clamming up” when they hear too much noise in the ocean. In response to sounds similar to cargo ships, oysters slam their shells closed, seemingly to protect their soft bodies, according to a study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE. Oysters are filter feeders, so noise pollution in the ocean may stunt growth and reduce water quality, the scientists argue. Ocean noise…

You can shape sound and music at this museum – CNET

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

CNET también está disponible en español.

Discop Africa: African Music Biz Tries to Find Its Groove – Variety

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

JOHANNESBURG — “Why is the musician and artist always at the bottom of the barrel?” The question posed by Michael Balkind, director of digital media strategist Contentbar, was on the minds of film and music biz veterans gathered at Discop on Friday, during a lively panel discussion on how African artists can benefit from the rapidly evolving digital music ecosystem. Earlier in the day, Discop organizers announced the launch of…

As some New Orleans music stars fade away, others are rising – The Philadelphia Tribune

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans lost Fats Domino this week, but some of the city’s old guard are still going strong. Dr. John turns 77 in November and plans a monthlong musical celebration. Irma Thomas, the 76-year-old “soul queen of New Orleans,” has been touring lately with the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet. Aaron Neville is still performing at 76. So is Deacon John Moore, also 76…

Kelela: ‘I know deep down I’m a star’ – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Deeply serious and sitting in a cartoonishly oversized white hoodie that exaggerates an already tiny frame, LA musician Kelela tells me her clear-eyed, no-holds ambitions to be huge. “I think I could fuck shit up,” she says. “It’s just about where the world is.” Musically at least, the world is at Kelela’s feet. It has been exactly four years since she released her breakthrough mixtape Cut 4 Me, which, alongside…

This artist is healing postpartum depression with music – Salon

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

“The way I’m introducing myself is an open, and honest, and vulnerable person, who just really wants to express themselves, and through that, help others express themselves,” singer and songwriter Ella Vos said on “Salon Stage.” The Los Angeles native performed an acoustic version of a song that’s deeply personal to her, “White Noise,” off of her upcoming debut album “Words I Never Said,” slated to release on Nov. 17. “When I…

Google plans software update to fix another Pixel 2 audio issue – Engadget

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Google just announced software updates are incoming to deal with issues Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting with their screens and speakers, and now there’s another one on the list. Its audio recordings seem to have an issue that makes them suddenly turn tinny and garbled, as noted in a thread on the support forums. Company representatives tell CNET and Android Police that Google is aware of…

Taylor Swift Addresses That Sexy Naked Bodysuit from Her ‘…Ready for It’ Music Video – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album roll out has been packed with easter eggs. The singer’s latest record is basically being decoded live on the Internet, just as Tay intended. Right now, her new music video is currently a hotly debated topic on social media. While Swift hasn’t confirmed or denied any of the hidden meanings in “…Ready for It,” she is setting the record straight about one thing: She wasn’t naked…

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