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Musical chairs: Musicians Union chief takes on part-time job

John Smith, general secretary of the Musicians’ Union (MU) since 2002 will become chair of the music licensing agency PPL from next January.   John, a former tuba player at English National Opera, is also president of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM). He is presently a member of the PPL board.

John Kerry on the Iran deal: a litany of lies

(Paul Mirengoff) Lee Smith, writing for the Weekly Standard, accuses Secretary of State John Kery of “making stuff up” with respect to the nuclear deal with Iran. Smith (or the headline writer) is being polite. Kerry is flat out lying. Show More Summary

'You Can’t Reform Your Way to Rapid Growth'

Dietz Vollrath: You Can’t Reform Your Way to Rapid Growth:...in response to the small back-and-forth that Noah Smith (also here) and John Cochrane had regarding Jeb! Bush’s suggestion/idea/hope to push the growth of GDP up to 4% per year....

Musicians Union chooses next Labour leader

The MU has endorsed Andy Burnham for Labour Party leader ‘on account of his interest in music and the arts’. The organisation has also pledged its support for Caroline Flint as deputy. MU general secretary, John Smith, said: “The MU was particularly grateful to Andy Burnham for his support for the extension of the term of […]

History on the Line

Imagine you're in Jamestown. Historic Jamestown, to be precise, along the James River in Virginia, where Captain John Smith and the Virginia Company Settlers landed in 1607 to found the first permanent English settlement in North America. Show More Summary

Tragic news: English pianist dies at French festival

London Jazz News shares with great sadness the death of John Taylor, a hugely versatile pianist who worked with Cleo Laine, Jan Garbarek, Gil Evans and the Smith Quartet and composed many choral works. He was 72. John was performing in Stephane Kerecki’s band at the French Saveurs Jazz Festival when he suffered a heart attack […]

The Origins of the Dismal Science

(July 18, 2015 08:44 PM, by David Henderson) How the Dismal Science Got Its Name In an otherwise excellent post responding to Noah Smith about economic growth, my Hoover colleague and friend John Cochrane makes a mistake in the history of economic thought. John writes: They do not... (0 COMMENTS)

King Arthur with Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli

Purcell King Arthur; Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh; St. John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 16 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Engaging and highly satisfying of Purcell's music from the semi-opera Purcell's music for King Arthur presents the performer with problems. Show More Summary

John Legend Hits the Stage with Sam Smith in Switzerland

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen share something funny on their phones and enjoy drinks together on Tuesday (July 7) in Paris, France. The couple was in town for Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 before John headed to Switzerland for the Moon and Stars Festival. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]

John Hein Revisits Iconic Movie Scenes in Brick + Mortar ‘Train’ Music Video

Models John Hein and Brittany Markert come together for a brilliant music video from Brick + Mortar. Directed by Caitlin Smith, Brick + Mortar’s Train music video revisits sixteen iconic movie scenes for quite the memorable outing. Stepping...Show More Summary

Sam Smith Delights Swiss Fans With Live Duet With John Legend

It has been quite a week for British soul singer Sam Smith. Firstly Smith made his comeback by playing a show in Thetford Forest in Cambridgeshire, England. That show was Smith’s first opportunity to check out his voice after his recovery from surgery on his vocal chords. Show More Summary

‘American Idol’ Star Clark Beckham Sings Stunning Cover of ‘Gravity’ (VIDEO)

Clark Beckham from "American Idol" joins forces with Abbey Smith for a stunning cover of "Gravity" by John Mayer. Watch the video here: The post ‘American Idol’ Star Clark Beckham Sings Stunning Cover of ‘Gravity’ (VIDEO) appeared first on Rickey News Videos.

A renowned Virginia Indian tribe finally wins federal recognition

More than 400 years after their ancestors greeted John Smith and other English settlers, Virginia’s Pamunkey Indians have finally won recognition from the federal government that they are a Native American tribe.Read full article >>

St John's Smith Square 2015/16 season launch

Tabea Debus at the St John's Smith Square season launch 2015/16 On Monday, St John's Smith Square had a launch for its action packed 2015/16 season. We heard from chairman Martin Smith and artistic director Richard Heason, who introduced the season. Show More Summary

Celebrating the Humanitarian in Sport

Muhammad Ali. Billie Jean King. John Carlos and Tommie Smith. Just as we celebrate the athletes who score amazing goals and bring us fantastic finishes, it is equally important to celebrate the humanitarians who utilize the platform of sport to champion social issues and social change. Show More Summary

Jamie xx, FKA twigs, Father John Misty, Spiritualized, Todd Terje, Future Islands Do Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2015 had Kanye West covering Queen, Florence Welch covering Dave Grohl, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker accompanying Mark Ronson, and Patti Smith paying tribute to the Dalai Lama. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Find footage...Show More Summary

John Harbaugh: It’s time for Marlon Brown to step up

The Ravens drafted Breshad Perriman in the first round of the draft and then added Darren Waller in the sixth round this year, but they steered clear of veteran additions to the wide receiver group after Torrey Smith signed with the 49ers as a free agent. That showed faith in Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown,…

St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Elton John, more to host Beats 1 radio shows for Apple

Dr. Dre, Jaden Smith and Disclosure also tapped for the free streaming radio channel.

Died This Day: William Crawford Williamson - Father of Paleobotany

Williamson (Nov. 24, 1816-June 23, 1895) was an English naturalist who founded modern paleobotany. His father, John Williamson, was a Yorkshire geologist and the friend of William Smith, the father of English geology. Dr. Williamson's first paper (on organic remains in the Lias of Yorkshire) was published in 1834, when he was only 18.. Show More Summary

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