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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Goes From Raising Hell to Holy Music – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

For half a century, Tony Iommi’s ominous guitar riffs propelled the dark, apocalyptic sound of Black Sabbath. Now the high priest of heavy metal has taken his music in an unexpected direction — to church. Instead of the Satanic imagery that figured in so many Sabbath songs, Iommi has drawn inspiration from The Bible — specifically Psalm 133 — to produce a haunting choral composition called “How Good It is”…

Chuck Berry: Music legend given rock ‘n’ roll sendoff – Fox News

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

ST. LOUIS –  Family, friends and fans paid their final respects to the rock `n’ roll legend Chuck Berry on Sunday, celebrating the life and career of a man who inspired countless guitarists and bands. The celebration began with a public viewing at The Pageant, a music club in Berry’s hometown of St. Louis where he often played. Hundreds of fans filed past Berry, whose beloved cherry-red Gibson guitar…

Review: Diving Deep Into Staud’s Kaleidoscopic Music – New York Times

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

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Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit’? – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

There are two Yuja Wangs. Or so you might think. One is the young Chinese pianist whose virtuosity and musical intelligence place her in the top echelon of performers. The other is an elfin, spiky-haired fashionista courted by Armani and Rolex, who has a zany wit and delights in appearing before concert audiences in itsy bitsy dresses and five-inch heels. This split identity is not of her making. Young classical…

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Goes From Raising Hell to Holy Music … – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

For half a century, Tony Iommi’s ominous guitar riffs propelled the dark, apocalyptic sound of Black Sabbath. Now the high priest of heavy metal has taken his music in an unexpected direction — to church. Instead of the Satanic imagery that figured in so many Sabbath songs, Iommi has drawn inspiration from The Bible — specifically Psalm 133 — to produce a haunting choral composition called “How Good It is”…

Jay Z pulls most of his music from Spotify – MarketWatch

Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z — who also owns the streaming music service Tidal — has pulled the bulk of his music catalog from rival Spotify AB. The hip-hop star made the move Friday, according to Billboard, removing songs from his 12 studio albums and leaving only two collaboration albums with R. Kelly and a handful of collaboration singles available…

Music legend Chuck Berry remembered in rock ‘n’ roll style – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Family, friends and fans paid their final respects to the rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry on Sunday, celebrating the life and career of a man who inspired countless guitarists and bands. The celebration began with a public viewing at The Pageant, a music club in Berry’s hometown of St. Louis where he often played. Hundreds of fans filed past Berry, whose beloved cherry-red Gibson guitar was…

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Goes From Raising Hell to Holy Music – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

For half a century, Tony Iommi’s ominous guitar riffs propelled the dark, apocalyptic sound of Black Sabbath. Now the high priest of heavy metal has taken his music in an unexpected direction — to church. Instead of the Satanic imagery that figured in so many Sabbath songs, Iommi has drawn inspiration from The Bible — specifically Psalm 133 — to produce a haunting choral composition called “How Good It is”…

Review: Diving Deep Into Staud’s Kaleidoscopic Music – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

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Mother invents silicon guard to save rugby players from curse of cauliflower ear – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

It is from there that Caulear Protection Ear Shields are manufactured. Ms Phillips said the shields can help prevent ear injuries and trauma, as well as protect ear cartilage. They can be used in all impact sports such as wrestling, rugby, boxing, cricket and water polo. She said: “Connor played rugby from mini rugby. From he was wee he was always having to have head gear on and gloves and…

Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit’? – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

There are two Yuja Wangs. Or so you might think. One is the young Chinese pianist whose virtuosity and musical intelligence place her in the top echelon of performers. The other is an elfin, spiky-haired fashionista courted by Armani and Rolex, who has a zany wit and delights in appearing before concert audiences in itsy bitsy dresses and five-inch heels. This split identity is not of her making. Young classical…

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Goes From Raising Hell to Holy Music – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

For half a century, Tony Iommi’s ominous guitar riffs propelled the dark, apocalyptic sound of Black Sabbath. Now the high priest of heavy metal has taken his music in an unexpected direction — to church. Instead of the Satanic imagery that figured in so many Sabbath songs, Iommi has drawn inspiration from The Bible — specifically Psalm 133 — to produce a haunting choral composition called “How Good It is”…

Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit’? – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

There are two Yuja Wangs. Or so you might think. One is the young Chinese pianist whose virtuosity and musical intelligence place her in the top echelon of performers. The other is an elfin, spiky-haired fashionista courted by Armani and Rolex, who has a zany wit and delights in appearing before concert audiences in itsy bitsy dresses and five-inch heels. This split identity is not of her making. Young classical…

What would Godzilla and other movie monsters really sound like? – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

The latest King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island, is set in an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean where prehistoric animals have gotten very big — and loud. Aside from a giant ape that walks like a man, we have enormous ants that chirp like birds, and gigantic roaring lizards. The way these monsters look is often based on real animals. But what about the sounds they make? Are those…

The classical music concert is a vital workout for our sagging, flabby attention spans – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

In the age of hyper-connectivity and multi-tasking, staying focused during a two- or three hour classical music performance can feel like a workout. At a Kennedy Center concert in Washington, DC last week, I sat next to a woman who popped some gummy vitamins as Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov played a blistering passage from Stravinsky’s Russian Dance. As the celebrated pianist tackled a rousing Shostakovich fugue a few minutes later,…

Colorado Music Festival in Lafayette announces leadership change – Boulder Daily Camera

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

The Colorado Music Festival today announced a change in artistic leadership and direction for its 2018 summer season. Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni has chosen not to extend his three-year contract, which ends with this summer’s season at Chautauqua Auditorium. The programs for 2017 were announced in January. In an effort to keep continuity during the transition, the CMF, based in Lafayette, has appointed Peter Oundjian as artistic advisor for the…

Trio sees value in music classes at public schools – Chronicle Telegram

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

ELYRIA — Together, they have been teaching music for 84 years. Throughout their careers, the emphasis placed on the fine arts may have changed, but two things that have remained important are the students and the music. <!– –> Amherst teachers Christopher Barbaro and Mark Skladan and Wellington teacher Gayle Hughes received their 25-year awards at the Ohio Music Education Association State Conference earlier this year….

LPO, New Orleans Airlift create ‘New Water Music’ in unconventional lakefront performance – NOLA.com

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

<![CDATA[]]> Thousands of curious onlookers filled the Pontchartrain lakefront Saturday (April 8) near the Seabook Boat Launch, eschewing the promise of French Quarter Fest for something a little more unconventional: a classical music concert from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, amateur musicians and boat choreography.  Yeah, boat choreography.  “New Water Music,” which was staged as a partnership between the LPO and the New Orleans Airlift, the nonprofit organization that also runs…

Famous DJ Says Gronk Cruise Poop Prank Led to Lifetime Bans – TMZ.com

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Two big stars say they’ve been banned from a major cruise line over shenanigans on the Gronk Cruise … after someone allegedly took a huge crap on the deck next to the guest pool. DJ Whoo Kid and Waka Flocka Flame tell TMZ Sports they are no longer welcome on any Norwegian Cruise Line ship after they were blamed for the poop prank during the Feb. 2016 voyage.  “Somebody took a dump on the ship,”…

Soul singer Emily King strips music to its core on new acoustic tour – STLtoday.com

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Emily King’s last album, “The Switch,” represents a coming-of-age release for the Grammy-nominated soul singer. Out in deluxe form in 2016, it arrived a decade after her proper debut, “East Side Story” (2007). “I almost see this as my first solo album,” she says. “It’s really, completely what I wanted it to be. It’s like my first album, though technically it’s my third album.” Looking at…

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