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‘The Drummer’ Arrives on South Hill: Bronze Sculpture Bequeathed to Ithaca College – Ithaca College

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Textor Ball now has some company. On June 1, the Ithaca College campus welcomed its newest piece of remarkable and eye-catching public art: “The Drummer,” an eight-foot tall bronze sculpture created by Welsh artist Barry Flanagan. The 550-pound piece, which depicts a hare playing a drum, has taken up residence in the greenspace flanked by Smiddy Hall, the Center for Health Sciences, and Dillingham Center. The…

Review: The Philharmonic Makes Wagner’s Gods Chillingly Human – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

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Meshuggah to Tour Without Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal – Loudwire – Loudwire

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Meshuggah without Fredrik Thordendal? How is it possible?! Though the Thords will be out “on a mission to explore some interesting stuff,” Meshuggah have gathered a brilliant replacement in Scar Symmetry’s Per Nilsson. This summer, Meshuggah will open for Megadeth on a short run of U.S. tour dates. The killer bill is rounded out by Tesseract and Lillake, beginning June 23 in Big Flats, N.Y. Meshuggah’s disgusting…

10 Greatest Metal Guitar Duos – Loudwire – Loudwire

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Subscribe to Loudwire on There’s nothing quite like that twin guitar attack in heavy metal! We narrowed down metal’s most masterful duos to the essential Top 10! Of course, Judas Priest legends K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton have a high place on this list. As the original metal dual axe virtuosos, Downing and Tipton influenced every heavy band that came after them, especially with attached-at-the-hip classics like “Victim of Changes”…

Guitar teacher on Madison’s on Southwest Side doesn’t fall for Craigslist scam attempt – Madison.com

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

A Madison guitar teacher was too smart for a “mother” looking for lessons for her son Tuesday, Madison police said Thursday. A 21-year-old Southwest Side Madison man reported that a scammer wanted him to wire a  money through Wal-Mart after he was sent a check for guitar lessons for a son, “Kelvin,” that was more than the cost, said Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain.  But the…

Jerry Garcia’s Guitar Fetches $1.9m at Auction – Billboard

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction in New York. The Grateful Dead frontman’s guitar – named Wolf – was purchased at a charity auction in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center. The guitar was owned by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker. The philanthropist, musician and…

Watch Avenged Sevenfold Guitarist Get Pranked Onstage With … – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has posted a video of the group’s guitarist, Synyster Gates, getting pranked by bassist Johnny Christ. Christ played a trick on his bandmate during the band’s concert in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 9 by shifting the pitch of the guitarist’s vocals in his in-ear monitors to get the kind of high-pitched voice heard in the American movie “Alvin And The Chipmunks”, based on the popular group and animated…

Review: The Philharmonic Makes Wagner’s Gods Chillingly Human – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

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10 Greatest Metal Guitar Duos – Loudwire

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Subscribe to Loudwire on There’s nothing quite like that twin guitar attack in heavy metal! We narrowed down metal’s most masterful duos to the essential Top 10! Of course, Judas Priest legends K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton have a high place on this list. As the original metal dual axe virtuosos, Downing and Tipton influenced every heavy band that came after them, especially with attached-at-the-hip classics like “Victim of Changes”…

Jerry Garcia’s Guitar Fetches $1.9m at Auction – Billboard

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction in New York. The Grateful Dead frontman’s guitar – named Wolf – was purchased at a charity auction in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center. The guitar was owned by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker. The philanthropist, musician and…

Guitar teacher on Madison’s on Southwest Side doesn’t fall for Craigslist scam attempt – Madison.com

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

A Madison guitar teacher was too smart for a “mother” looking for lessons for her son Tuesday, Madison police said Thursday. A 21-year-old Southwest Side Madison man reported that a scammer wanted him to wire a  money through Wal-Mart after he was sent a check for guitar lessons for a son, “Kelvin,” that was more than the cost, said Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain.  But the…

Meshuggah to Tour Without Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal – Loudwire

Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Meshuggah without Fredrik Thordendal? How is it possible?! Though the Thords will be out “on a mission to explore some interesting stuff,” Meshuggah have gathered a brilliant replacement in Scar Symmetry’s Per Nilsson. This summer, Meshuggah will open for Megadeth on a short run of U.S. tour dates. The killer bill is rounded out by Tesseract and Lillake, beginning June 23 in Big Flats, N.Y. Meshuggah’s disgusting…

Review: The Philharmonic Makes Wagner’s Gods Chillingly Human – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

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Jerry Garcia’s Guitar Fetches $1.9m at Auction – Billboard

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction in New York. The Grateful Dead frontman’s guitar – named Wolf – was purchased at a charity auction in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center. The guitar was owned by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker. The philanthropist, musician and…

Guitar teacher on Madison’s on Southwest Side doesn’t fall for Craigslist scam attempt – Madison.com

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

A Madison guitar teacher was too smart for a “mother” looking for lessons for her son Tuesday, Madison police said Thursday. A 21-year-old Southwest Side Madison man reported that a scammer wanted him to wire a  money through Wal-Mart after he was sent a check for guitar lessons for a son, “Kelvin,” that was more than the cost, said Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain.  But the…

Allman Brothers Drummer Jaimoe Remembers Gregg Allman – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

News of Gregg Allman’s death from complications of liver cancer spurred an outpouring of grief and reflection across the music world. But few outside Allman’s family have been more impacted than Jai “Jaimoe” Johanson, former drummer and co-founder of Allman Brothers Band who has always been the group’s spiritual center. The musician has lost two 45-year bandmates in four months following the January suicide of drummer Butch Trucks, and is now one…

The World’s Smallest Violin and the Tiny Musicians Who Play It – Atlas Obscura

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

A 1/64 violin. Courtesy Stentor Music The world’s tiniest violin is an honest-to-goodness four-stringed, spruce-and-maple music-maker sized for the diaper-wearing preschool set—horsehair bow included. From tailpiece to tip of its scroll, the whole instrument clocks in just under a foot. And it is adorable. (For comparison, a full-size violin is 23 inches long: behemoth.) It’s called a 1/64 violin—or “the sixty-fourth” according to luthiers, who make stringed instruments. Its slightly…

Czech Philharmonic Conductor Jiri Belohlavek Dies at 71 – Billboard

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor and music director of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra, has died. He was 71. The musician died Wednesday in Prague, his family said Thursday. He had suffered an unspecified serious long-term illness, but orchestra spokesman Ludek Brezina declined to give details. Belohlavek will be remembered above all for his interpretations of the music by Czech composers including Bohuslav Martinu, Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Josef Suk and Bedrich…

Alan Gilbert Made the New York Philharmonic ‘a Bigger Box’ – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

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Chandler Travis Philharmonic among intriguing concerts coming up – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

Chandler Travis Philharmonic plays The Little Theatre on Saturday.(Photo: Scott Friedlander) Shows at the area’s two big outdoor concert venues get a lot of attention, yet it’s not as though other venues go silent this summer. New announcements this summer range from Bob Seger to comedian Lewis Black. A quick sampling of what you may have missed: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3, The Little Theatre, 240…