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Mississippi Delta sound part of Beatles’ musical roots – USA TODAY

Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Nancy Haas Brown of Jackson, Miss., collected lots of albums and memorabilia during her time as vice president of the Beatles Fan Club of Jackson.(Photo: Greg Jenson, The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger) Story Highlights The music served as an escape from the assassinations of Medgar Evers and JFK Before the civil rights movement ended, music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney joined the chorus “These kids from Great Britain really brought…

Loud music may have caused ceiling collapse at Concord club – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014

  Officials suspect loud music at a Logan Square nightclub contributed to the partial collapse of a ceiling that injured three men. The suburban men were dancing on the third floor of the Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 1:25 a.m. Saturday when pieces of plaster fell, causing neck and head injuries, police said. Related 3 injured in partial roof collapse Maps 2047 N Milwaukee Ave,…

Expert advice on preventing, treating kids’ ear infections – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014

When kids get those inevitable ear infections, what’s a parent to do?(Photo: Ninell Art Getty Images) Story Highlights Exclusive breast-feeding an infant for the first four months reduces ear infections So does vaccinating kids against bacteria that cause ear infections, such as pneumococcus Protecting kids from secondhand smoke also can help prevent ear infections This diagram shows a tympanostomy tube, also called a ventillation tube, which allows air to enter…

These headphones look as good as they sound – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014

The Phiaton Bridge MS 500s headphones(Photo: Reviewed.com) Story Highlights The design of the ear pads is unusual, so they may be difficult to get comfortable The sound quality is good, but these headphones are not built for audiophiles If you plan to listen while you’re on the go, these won’t cut out a lot of noise from engines Finding the right set of headphones is about comfort, audio quality, and…

The Hidden Structures of Music Are Universal Patterns of Nature – Slate Magazine

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014

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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out? – CNET

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014

Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, surround-sound music looked like the next big thing, but in the intervening decade and a half, precious little rock, jazz, or world music has been recorded in surround. True, in the early days of SACD and DVD-Audio formats there were hundreds of remixes of older stereo recordings, and some were recycled on Blu-ray, but the number of newly recorded 5.1 titles remains…

Fla. detective: 9 bullet holes in loud music SUV – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014

Defense attorney Cory Strolla, left, talks with Michael Dunn during the first day of Dunn’s trial in Jacksonville, Fla. Michael Dunn is charged in the shooting death of Jordan Davis who was outside a Jacksonville store with friends in November 2012.(Photo: Bob Mack, AP) Story Highlights Michael Dunn is on trial in Jacksonville and charged with first-degree murder Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, Ga., was killed in November 2012 On…

Concord Music Hall Ceiling Collapse Caused by Music, City Says – DNAinfo

Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014

Three men were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after a portion of the Concord Music Hall’s ceiling collapsed. View Full Caption CHICAGO — Three men were taken to local hospitals after part of a Logan Square nightclub’s ceiling fell early Saturday morning, and city officials say vibrations from the music likely caused the damage. A two-by-three section of plaster fell on…

Fla. Detective: 9 Bullet Holes in Loud Music SUV – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

Nine bullet holes were found in an SUV in which a teen was killed after an argument with a man on trial for murder over loud music outside a Florida convenience store, a veteran crime scene investigator testified Saturday. One of the bullets fired into the rear door killed Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, Ga., in November 2012. Michael Dunn, 47, of Brevard County, is on trial in Jacksonville, charged…

Officials: Loud music may have led to ceiling collapse at NW side nightclub … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

  Officials suspect that loud music at a Logan Square nightclub may have contributed to the partial collapse of a ceiling that injured three men early this morning. The suburban men were dancing at 1:25 a.m. on the third floor of the Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., when the incident happened, causing neck and head injuries, police said. Related 3 injured in partial roof collapse Maps…

Of anthems and ballet: sopranos, choruses, and classical music open Sochi … – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko sings the Olympic Anthem during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.  AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYERDAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images The contrast was striking. A week ago, an American classical star sang America’s national anthem at the Super Bowl: Renee Fleming offered a restrained but still slightly ornamented, slightly pop-tinged version of the song. Tonight, the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics did not lack for…

Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Follow Your Arrow’ latest sign of shifts in country music – Fox News

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014

Kacey Musgraves performs “Follow Your Arrow” at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (GRAMMYS-SHOW) – RTX17WDM Getty Country singer Kacey Musgraves poses backstage with her awards for Best Country Song for “Merry Go ‘Round” and Best Country Album for “Same Trailer Different Park” at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy…

Officers Testify in Fla. Shooting Over Loud Music – ABC News

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014

Police officers testified Friday that a Georgia teen died almost immediately after a Florida man fired repeatedly into his vehicle following an argument over loud music outside a convenience store. Officers Robert Holmes and Dawn Valentine of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said they found 17-year-old Jordan Davis slumped against another young man in the backseat of the SUV. Blood was coming out of the back of the teen from Marietta,…

Who is DJ Hardwell? Here are 10 things you need to know about the EDM … – Mirror.co.uk

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014

The Dutch DJ was playing his set of progressive house and electro when more than sixty clubbers fell ill at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Police declared a “major incident” as paramedics treated some revellers, some as young as 16, outside the venue and between seven and 15 people were hospitalised, reports say. Hardwell’s style of music is synonymous with the hedonistic culture surrounding dance music and he won DJ…

A Sound System So Loud It Could Kill You – TheBlaze.com

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014

There’s the phrase “if it’s too loud, you’re too old.” And then there’s a sound system so loud it could kill. A horn that is part of the European Space Agency’s Large European Acoustic Facility. (Image source: ESA/G. Schoonewille) The European Space Agency’s Large European Acoustic Facility has a sound system resembling a human ear canal that “no human being could survive hearing it at maximum output.” The purpose of the…

Opening Statements in Fla. Loud Music Death Trial – ABC News

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014

A Florida man intended to kill a teen outside a convenience store after an argument over loud music, even though the 17-year-old posed no threat, prosecutors said Thursday during opening statements of the man’s murder trial. Michael Dunn, 47, is accused of killing Jordan Davis, who was outside the Jacksonville store with his friends in November 2012. An argument began after Dunn told them to turn the music down, police…

Brevard man’s trial for murder over loud music enters first day – Orlando Sentinel

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014

A 17-year-old black teenager was “mall hopping and girl shopping” on a typical Friday outing with friends, when he was confronted and killed by a middle-aged white software engineer in a dispute over loud rap music, a north Florida jury heard in opening statements on Thursday. The engineer Michael Dunn, 47, is being tried in state court on one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and…

Did Jordan Davis have weapon? Attorneys spar in loud music murder trial – CNN

Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

(CNN) — Michael Dunn killed Jordan Davis. That’s not in dispute, but according to attorneys’ opening statements Thursday in Dunn’s murder trial, almost everything else is. Assistant State Attorney John Guy, speaking for the prosecution, painted a picture of four innocent teens who stopped at a Jacksonville, Florida, gas station for gum and cigarettes amid a day of “mall hopping and girl shopping” over Thanksgiving break in 2012. Dunn asked…

Renowned Japanese Composer Admits Fraud – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

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Defendant tells police he had spat over loud music, opened fire, ordered pizza – CNN

Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014

(CNN) — It was the day after Thanksgiving 2012, and Michael Dunn had just left his son’s wedding. He’d had two drinks but wasn’t buzzed, and he and his girlfriend were in a “great mood” — headed to a nice bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida, where they planned to enjoy a bottle of wine, he told police. A stop at a Jacksonville gas station would flip the happy…

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