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Met Orchestra’s Players Turn to Social Media – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Changes to federal ivory regulations ease Cleveland Orchestra touring – The Plain Dealer (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Many in the Cleveland Orchestra’s string sections could have had a hard time re-entering the United States after international tours under the original version of a federal order regarding ivory. The rules have since been amended. Roger Mastroianni  A once-mountainous impediment to international travel by the Cleveland Orchestra has been reduced to a molehill. Following self-described “common-sense” changes by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to rules regarding ivory in…

Royal Moscow Orchestra to perform in Abu Dhabi in June – The National

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

ABU DHABI // The Royal Moscow Orchestra will be performing for the first time in the capital next month. Led by the famed Russian principal conductor Alexej Ostetrov, the orchestra will be in Abu Dhabi city to perform the musical score by Sergei Prokofiev for the Royal Moscow Ballet’s Cinderella shows at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec). The orchestra will perform 14 shows starting on June 6. The 90-minute…

Keith Urban sets record with guitar sales on HSN – The Tennessean

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Led Zeppelin Sued Over ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Guitar Line – NPR (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

i i hide captionJimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, in 1970. A new lawsuit says the group borrowed from another band’s work without crediting it, for the huge hit “Stairway to Heaven.” Roger Jackson/Getty Images Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, in 1970. A new lawsuit says the group borrowed from another band’s work without crediting it, for the huge hit “Stairway…

Birmingham’s Rick Carter offers reward for stolen guitar; theft prompts … – al.com

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham musician Rick Carter is offering a $500 reward to spur the return of a beloved guitar that was stolen from his car this week.  The Santa Cruz acoustic, a concert staple for Carter for nearly two decades, went missing on Monday night or early Tuesday. The singer-songwriter had left the instrument in the back seat of his unlocked car, parked in front of his home in Indian Springs Village in…

Burundian Women Are Banging the Drums – AllAfrica.com

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Photo: Armel Gilbert Bukeyeneza/RNW For the first time in history, Burundian women have taken up playing traditional drums. While some Burundian men regard the phenomenon as a positive step towards gender equality, for others it is an insult to the country’s culture and history. Female builders, mechanics, drivers… Burundian men thought they had seen and accepted it all. But now women have even started to play traditional drums. This phenomenon…

Drummer Lee Rigby ‘will never be forgotten’ – ITV News

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

4:55am, Thu 22 May 2014Lyn Rigby describes grief on anniversary of Woolwich attack Last updated Thu 22 May 2014 UK Drummer Lee Rigby The Home Secretary Theresa May led tributes to murdered soldiers Lee Rigby, a year since his brutal death. Drummer Lee Rigby, murdered one year ago today in Woolwich. Credit: MoD The 25-year-old was killed near Woolwich barracks in south east London on May 22. Home Secretary Theresa…

Staff Pick: Oneida drummer moves to the foreground with Man Forever – Columbus Alive

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

While you might not recognize the name John Colpitts, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered the drummer’s work. In recent years, he’s toured with Spiritualized, recorded with Akron/Family and performed alongside the likes of experimental musician William Basinski, in addition to his regular gig minding the kit for arty Brooklyn rockers Oneida under his nom de rock Kid Millions. With Man Forever, however, the drummer moves squarely into the foreground,…

Percussionist, ‘Icon’ Sheila E. in Akron – Canton Repository

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Met Orchestra’s Players Turn to Social Media – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Led Zeppelin Sued Over ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Guitar Line – NPR (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

i i hide captionJimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, in 1970. A new lawsuit says the group borrowed from another band’s work without crediting it, for the huge hit “Stairway to Heaven.” Roger Jackson/Getty Images Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, in 1970. A new lawsuit says the group borrowed from another band’s work without crediting it, for the huge hit “Stairway…

Birmingham’s Rick Carter offers reward for stolen guitar; theft prompts … – al.com

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham musician Rick Carter is offering a $500 reward to spur the return of a beloved guitar that was stolen from his car this week.  The Santa Cruz acoustic, a concert staple for Carter for nearly two decades, went missing on Monday night or early Tuesday. The singer-songwriter had left the instrument in the back seat of his unlocked car, parked in front of his home in Indian Springs Village in…

He Was Sitting on the Sidewalk Playing Guitar When Two Strangers Approached … – TheBlaze.com

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

A street musician was playing his guitar outside a Texas grocery store when something unexpected happened: two passers-by stopped and joined him for an impromptu performance. Footage of the magical moment, uploaded to Facebook by an individual who witnessed the scene, has since taken the Internet by storm, achieving over 2 million views on YouTube in just days. “I was walking to Kroger and saw this guy playing a song,”…

Drummer Lee Rigby ‘will never be forgotten’ – ITV News

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

4:55am, Thu 22 May 2014Lyn Rigby describes grief on anniversary of Woolwich attack Last updated Thu 22 May 2014 UK Drummer Lee Rigby The Home Secretary Theresa May led tributes to murdered soldiers Lee Rigby, a year since his brutal death. Drummer Lee Rigby, murdered one year ago today in Woolwich. Credit: MoD The 25-year-old was killed near Woolwich barracks in south east London on May 22. Home Secretary Theresa…

Met Orchestra’s Players Turn to Social Media – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Broomfield Symphony Orchestra, concerto winners heading to Broadway – Broomfield Enterprise

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Broomfield Symphony Orchestra is bound for Broadway and wants to take music lovers along for the ride. The Orchestra Thursday and Friday will present “On With The Show! Music of Broadway.” The peformance will feature music from the classic and contemporary Broadway stage, as well as two special guests. Also appearing will be winners of the orchestra’s annual concerto competition — Tatia Slouka and Abigail Enssle. Slouka, winner of…

Led Zeppelin Sued Over ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Guitar Line – NPR (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

i i hide captionJimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, in 1970. A new lawsuit says the group borrowed from another band’s work without crediting it, for the huge hit “Stairway to Heaven.” Roger Jackson/Getty Images Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, in 1970. A new lawsuit says the group borrowed from another band’s work without crediting it, for the huge hit “Stairway…

Birmingham’s Rick Carter offers reward for stolen guitar; theft prompts … – al.com

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham musician Rick Carter is offering a $500 reward to spur the return of a beloved guitar that was stolen from his car this week.  The Santa Cruz acoustic, a concert staple for Carter for nearly two decades, went missing on Monday night or early Tuesday. The singer-songwriter had left the instrument in the back seat of his unlocked car, parked in front of his home in Indian Springs Village in…