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Save the Sound gives tips to halt pollution – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A map shows Westchester’s Long Island Sound waters received a “C-” rating in Save the Sound’s 2016 Report Card.(Photo: Save the Sound) NEW ROCHELLE – As environmental groups and agencies look for ways to clean up Long Island Sound, they’re turning to local residents now more than ever, experts say. Save the Sound, a New Haven, Connecticut-based nonprofit group with an office in Mamaroneck, held an informational session Friday at…

A music critic goes to ‘Hamilton’ – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

At times, “Hamilton” is one of those rare plays that makes you think that Broadway may yet use the language of contemporary music as something more than just an add-on or a flavor. At other moments, it slips backward, as if hip-hop never happened. “Hamilton” is being called a “hip-hop musical.” Even though it’s not the first Broadway play to incorporate hip-hop, it certainly is by far the most popular….

‘The Sound of Music’ shines at Shea’s – The Buffalo News – Buffalo News

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

If you see “The Sound of Music” at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, you’ll get a surprise. The star of the show isn’t Maria. The star is the scenic designer. Let’s look up his name: Douglas W. Schmidt. I have never seen sets this beautiful. In the final scene, as the Von Trapps are hiding at the abbey, Maria’s former home, and dodging the Nazis who are pursuing them, suspense took a back seat….

‘The Sound of Music’ shines at Shea’s – Buffalo News

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

If you see “The Sound of Music” at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, you’ll get a surprise. The star of the show isn’t Maria. The star is the scenic designer. Let’s look up his name: Douglas W. Schmidt. I have never seen sets this beautiful. In the final scene, as the Von Trapps are hiding at the abbey, Maria’s former home, and dodging the Nazis who are pursuing them, suspense took a back seat….

India’s Central Pollution Control Board Is Urging Drivers To Curb … – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images America has some noisy neighborhoods — and Los Angeles is number one. That’s what you can learn from a new noise map from the U.S. Bureau of…

Lions value CB DJ Hayden’s inside-outside ability – The Detroit News

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

D.J. Hayden(Photo: Gregory Shamus, Getty Images) Phoenix – It is only a one-year contract, but the figures indicate the Detroit Lions believe in cornerback D.J. Hayden and that the player is comfortable betting on himself. On top of $3 million in guarantees in 2017, plus another $750,000 in workout and active roster bonuses, Hayden has the ability to earn an additional $1.5 million in playing-time and performance bonus money. But…

When music means much more – Daily Journal Online

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Samsung Galaxy S8 guide reveals dual Bluetooth audio function and more – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

INFINITY DISPLAY Always On display – View various information, such as a clock or calendar, even when the screen is off. Multi window – You can run two apps simultaneously without changing the screen. If you use the snap window feature, you can select an area and pin it to the top of the screen and use other apps or features in the lower window. Edge screen – With various…

New Jersey university is looking to sell its music college – The Denver Post

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – A New Jersey university wants to sell its music college to another institution. Rider University President Gregory Dell’Omo announced Tuesday that an outside firm has been hired to seek a buyer for the Westminster Choir College and its 23-acre campus in Princeton. He said another option is to sell the school to a buyer who will move the school to its own campus. The move comes as…

India’s Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images America has some noisy neighborhoods — and Los Angeles is number one. That’s what you can learn from a new noise map from the U.S. Bureau of…

Major restaurants installing music systems which make you spend … – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Major high street restaurant chains are signing up to a background music service which plays music and subliminally encourages customers to buy nearly 10pc more food and drinks than they would usually.   A major study carried out in 16 branches of McDonalds in Sweden found the bespoke “brand-fit” playlists caused customers to increase spending more than 9pc. Food giants including McDonalds, TGI Fridays and Wagamama are adopting the Spotify-backed service “Soundtrack…

India’s Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images America has some noisy neighborhoods — and Los Angeles is number one. That’s what you can learn from a new noise map from the U.S. Bureau of…

Audio Is the New Black: How Media’s Redheaded Stepchild Is Becoming Très Chic – Observer

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Innovation in audio is hardly over and done with. Pexels With the tangible excitement in the air around VR, Snap Inc. effectively conquering the smartphone camera with its IPO, Facebook and Twitter doubling-down on live-stream video, it’d be easy to think that video is still the coolest kid at school. But scratch the surface a bit; you’ll hear that audio, not video, is the new black. Yes, podcasts are still…

India’s Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images America has some noisy neighborhoods — and Los Angeles is number one. That’s what you can learn from a new noise map from the U.S. Bureau of…

Moreno’s music is shaped by current events, and her own life – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Moreno’s music is shaped by current events, and her own life By Alejandra Salazar March 28, 2017 Updated: March 28, 2017 12:39pm ‘); } This is how Gaby Moreno thinks of her music: Each song is a lived experience, with its own poetry, its own history and its own language. “I’m constantly searching for new sources of inspiration, and that’s a beautiful thing,” she says. “You keep growing, you keep…

India’s Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images America has some noisy neighborhoods — and Los Angeles is number one. That’s what you can learn from a new noise map from the U.S. Bureau of…

Audio Is the New Black: How Media’s Redheaded Stepchild Is Becoming Très Chic – Observer

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Innovation in audio is hardly over and done with. Pexels With the tangible excitement in the air around VR, Snap Inc. effectively conquering the smartphone camera with its IPO, Facebook and Twitter doubling-down on live-stream video, it’d be easy to think that video is still the coolest kid at school. But scratch the surface a bit; you’ll hear that audio, not video, is the new black. Yes, podcasts are still…

Major restaurants installing music systems which make you spend 10pc more – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Major high street restaurant chains are signing up to a background music service which plays music and subliminally encourages customers to buy nearly 10pc more food and drinks than they would usually.   A major study carried out in 16 branches of McDonalds in Sweden found the bespoke “brand-fit” playlists caused customers to increase spending more than 9pc. Food giants including McDonalds, TGI Fridays and Wagamama are adopting the Spotify-backed service “Soundtrack…

The right music in a restaurant can make you linger for dessert. The wrong kind will make you leave – Quartz

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Restaurants agonize constantly over ways to eke the most money out of their customers. Dimming lights, deploying seasonal menus, and up-selling (more famously known as “Do you want fries with that?”) are all psychological tricks that many employ—and new research suggests there is another potent strategy to add to the mix. Soundtrack Your Brand, a Spotify-backed music-streaming startup, today released a massive study on the impact of background music in…

Why music can be good medicine – Houston Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My patient is intubated and under general anesthesia. It is 7:15 a.m. “Should we do the time-out?” I ask my OR team, which includes the anesthesiologist, the circulating nurse, my fellow and the scrub tech.

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