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Sad news: BBC music education chief drops dead at 51

Friends and colleagues are stunned at the sudden death of Katy Jones, from a brain haemmhorage. Katy was appointed two years ago to head the Ten Pieces project, the BBC national teaching campaign for ten works of classical music. A former investigative journalist who uncovered important truths about the Hillsborough soccer disaster, she commissioned more than […]

Join us at Classical:NEXT for this!

Gearing up for the cutting-edge trade fair Classical:NEXT, which this year is being held in Rotterdam at De Doelen. It runs 20-23 May. On 21 May at 3.30pm I'm chairing a "network meeting" on the topic of gender equality in the musicShow More Summary

Music Review: Raekwon reaches back, but maybe not far enough on Fly International Luxurious Art

For the past few years, Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon has leaned heavily on the classic gritty, cinematic sound and aesthetic that first made him a star back in the days when he was an unknown underground artist coming up out of the slums of Shaolin. Show More Summary

For the record

13 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Hear Now Festival: A classical music listing in the April 26 Arts

Mix Tape: Ritalin, wine, and a broken heart: Need some classic rock/shoegaze/new wave/postpunk to take me away.

Requested by vera • Compiled by Music Enjoyer godspeed. 01. Nico - “These Days” (Chelsea Girl) 02. David Bowie - “Modern Love” (Let’s Dance) 03. The Delmontes - “So It’s Not To Be” (Carousel) 04. Incense - “Flow” (Meteorites) 05. Connan...Show More Summary

As I Listen To NPR And Drink Coffee, I Wonder How Far A Stick Will Go Up My Ass

“Hey, that sounds nice. I will stay tuned for that. I can appreciate classical music. Actually I think I could quite like it, given the chance.”

Making Music with Clojure and Bananas

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

At this point, the banana piano is a pretty classic hack. The banana becomes a cheap, colorful touch sensor, which looks sort of like a piano key. The Arduino sets the pin as a low-level output, then sets the pin as an input with a pull up resistor. Show More Summary

David Cameron gives his views on music education

22 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Speaking tonight on Classic FM, the prime minister talks up his government’s work on music education: ‘As a government we’ve put something like £390m into music education. We’ve created these hubs around the country so that more children get the chance to learn a musical instrument. I think it is important. There’s more to be […]

Musical Dog Accompanies Her Human with a Variety of Instruments in a Compilation of Acoustic Songs

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A musical golden retriever/border collie-mix dog named Maple adds more cowbell along with other percussion to her human Trench‘s compilation of classic songs beautifully played on acoustic guitar. via Tastefully Offensive

The Fiver – Five of the Greatest British Classical Composers

For centuries, music has stirred our passions and set the atmosphere for our lives. The appreciation for classical music may seem lessened today as it competes with the like of U2, Adele, and Lady Sovereign, but it still moves us every...Show More Summary

Theatre News: 'An American in Paris', 'Finding Neverland', 'Amazing Grace', 'King Charles III', 'The Gin Game' and More

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

> Fresh on the heels of their Broadway openings, two new musicals have already announced national tours: the critically acclaimed An American in Paris, featuring a score of classics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Craig Lucas;...

Don Felder talks Doobie Brothers, staying fit and playing guitar

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Don Felder is the ideal artist to include in any classic rock tour. Between his pedigree and recognizability as a former member of the Eagles – he’s the guy responsible for writing the music...

Ezrin Weighs In

And there used to be music.  No longer. In just the last few generations, we have witnessed the complete devolution of the mainstream of music from the intricacies and demands of jazz, swing and modern “classical”; the subtleties and...Show More Summary

US orchestra returns from the dead with Mahler’s Resurection

Good news from the graveyard shift. Last August we reported that Sacramento had lost both its orchestra and opera company, leaving the state capital of California dry of classical music. Now, a team from the Detroit Symphony has found a way to bring them back. Read here.

Rumer Willis & Val Chmerkovskiy Take a Break From Dancing at the RDMAs 2015

Rumer Willis keeps it classic at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards held at Nokia L.A. Live on Saturday afternoon (April 25) in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old actress was joined by her Dancing With the Stars pro-partner Val Chmerkovskiy along with their competition Chris Soules and his partner Witney Carson. PHOTOS: Check out the latest [...]

Disney Songs Meet ’90s R&B Hits in New Todrick Hall Music Video [feat. Shoshana Bean]

Former American Idol semi-finalist Todrick Hall loves Disney — just click here and here for proof. In his latest endeavor, Hall has teamed up with Broadway star Shoshana Bean to mash up classic Disney songs with actual R&B hits from the ’90s. Show More Summary

Carly Rae Jepsen Makes Her Big RDMA 2015 Entrance

Carly Rae Jepsen keeps it classic in a white blazer while stepping out for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards held at Nokia L.A. Live on Saturday afternoon (April 25) in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old singer was joined singer by Megan Nicole, red carpet host Alli Simpson, and former Fashion Police staple Kelly Osbourne. “Walked [...]

Ten Walls – Sparta

Ten Walls this week shared a new single “Sparta,” a track that pays homage to classic house music, with minimal drums and a resounding bass that adds some bravado to the otherwise simply but beautifully executed song.

Important reminder

3 days agoMusic / Classical : Sandow

A problem for us. Our hoped-for new audience values cultural diversity. But classical music doesn’t give it to them.

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