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A Tale of Two Time Jumps: How ‘Glee’s’ Final Season Will Be Different From ‘One Tree Hill’s’

The quirky universe of Glee — sometimes a campy paean to musical theatre, other times a heart-wrenching after-school special — has undergone a few different mutations since Cory Monteith’s death last July. Finn Hudson and Rachel Berry’s...Show More Summary

Puff Daddy’s Howard Commencement Speech Ignites Debate

Sean Combs, who left Howard University in 1990 after only two years to pursue his dreams of music stardom, is schedule deliver the school’s commencement address this spring, interim Howard President Wayne Frederick announced Tuesday in a statement.

Sean Combs, Howard dropout, to give commencement speech

Sean Combs will finally collect that degree from Howard University — nearly a quarter century after he dropped out of the school to pursue his dreams of music mogul-dom. Howard announced Tuesday that Diddy will give the commencement speech to the Class of 2014 and get an honorary degree. In a news release, interim Howard President Wayne […]

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music

The prizes, which are administered at Columbia University, were announced on Monday.

Music Review: The Secret Sisters – “Put Your Needle Down” [Universal Republic]

On their debut the country/folk duo The Secret Sisters (Laura and Lydia Rogers of from the hallowed Muscle Shoals, AL) featured mostly covers. They showed impeccable taste by interpreting legendary gems by George Jones, Bill Monroe, Buck Owens, Hank Williams and Frank Sinatra. But even with the inclusion of a couple of originals the spirit [...]

National tour: 'Motown the Musical'

Chicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training-she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-but she grew up with Motown in the house. "That was the popular music of [my parents'] time," she said. Show More Summary

GW, Arena Stage Conference looks at War, and Art of Portraying it

2 days agoArts : Arts Post

Viewing the Civil War through the prism of theater, dance and music is the focus of a two-day academic conference next week at George Washington University, which is co-sponsoring the event with Arena Stage, producers of Liz Lerman’s forthcoming “Healing Wars,” with Bill Pullman. The National Civil War Project Conference on April 21 and 22 […]

Full Details: Röyksopp & Robyn Release 'Do It Again' Mini Album on May 26

Without any interruption, I give you the press release that Universal Music released this morning so you won't miss a bit: Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the Do It Again mini album, which will be released on Cherrytree.....

Tonight in Music: Odesza, Stephen Malkmus, Country Lips and Darlingchemicalia!

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ODESZA'S OF-THE-MOMENT BLISSED-OUT BEATS (Neumos) A few things about Odesza: 1) They’re a production duo that met while attending Western Washington University, 2) They’re named after a ship that sank and left one of the member’s uncles...Show More Summary

Joanne Lunn, Rowan Hellier, Thomas Hobbs, Matthew Brooks a?' Dunedin Consort, John Butt -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Bruce Haynes, in his book The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2007) states: "More than anything else, Authenticity seems to be a statement of intent. Totally accurate historic performance is probably impossible to achie...

Universal Studios 'Despicable Me' ride launches with minions and mayhem

The latest piece in Universal Studios Hollywood's $1.6-billion expansion debuted Friday with dancing, music, speeches by dignitaries and swarms of minions.

National Survey Links Teen Binge Drinking and Alcohol Brand References in Pop Music

Binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly associated with liking, owning, and correctly identifying music that references alcohol by brand name according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

A Powerful Chemistry Tool Inspired by Music Boxes Only Costs $5

Stanford University's Manu Prakash, Ph.D., loves coming up with cheap, rugged scientific equipment, like his 50-cent microscope made of folded cardboard. Now he's followed that up with another ingenious chemistry tool: A $5 device that uses the guts from a music box to control chemical reactions with super precision. Read more...

Have You Ever Seen a College Entrance Ceremony Like This?

Glowsticks. Confetti. A pop music group. This looks more like a party than an entrance ceremony. But Kinki University isn't your typical academic institution. Read more...

Prince Drops Universal, Forms Own NPG Music Publishing

Prince has pulled his music publishing from Universal and is moving it in house to the newly created NPG Music Publishing. Throughout his career Prince has preferred keeping control of his music and career. Now digital technology and...Show More Summary

Floating Equalizer Adjusts Sound Settings Anywhere on Android

Android: Even if you are running a music app that does not have an equalizer, Floating Equalizer can bail you out. This free app is a universal equalizer to adjust sound settings anywhere on Android. Read more...

Why music depends on repetition

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, director of the music cognition lab at the University of Arkansas, has a theory – expanded in her book On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind (2013) – that music cannot survive without repetition. What the brain seeks on first hearing is something familiar. It is only with repeated hearing that music becomes […]

Vanessa Hudgens: 'Music is the Universal Language of Mankind'

Vanessa Hudgens rocks a pair of flower printed pants as she steps out to run some errands on Friday (April 4) in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old actress posted a quote to her Tumblr the day before which read, “Music is the universal language of mankind,” which is a quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Vanessa is [...]

‘Captain America’ Has Evolved, But His Excellent Music Remains the Same

Captain America was introduced to the Marvel universe in 1941 as a young man who gets injected with a super serum that changes him from a frail kid to human perfection. The idea of an ordinary person suddenly finding themselves withShow More Summary

Livefyre adds a real-time review system to its social content service

Livefyre today announced LiveReviews, a new tool for enabling user-generated ratings and reviews for publishers. This service is launching with four partners – Time Out, Allure, Universal Music Group Australia and CNET. LiveReviews syncs...Show More Summary

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