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Community orchestra’s string education program enriches students – Lynchburg News and Advance

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

In hopes of making music a part of everyone’s lives, the Nelson County Community Orchestra’s Music Magic String Education Program (SEP) teaches young students how to play string instruments. Once a week after school, SEP teachers Michael Tyree and Laura Owens go to Rockfish Valley and Tye River elementary schools and North Branch School in Afton to help students learn how to how play violin, viola…

Bill Murray at Orchestra Hall is a show no one else could have done – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

What happens when the one and only Bill Murray recites American literature and flexes his pipes on songs from the great American songbook, backed by three accomplished classical musicians at a packed Orchestra Hall? A unique and hugely enjoyable entertainment happens, that’s what. “New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends” was the name of the show the famed Wilmette-raised actor and comedian, along with cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira…

Grady Tate, Prodigious Jazz Drummer And Noted Vocalist, Dies At … – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Grady Tate performs on stage at the Jazz Mobile Festival on Sept. 5, 1982, in Amsterdam. Frans Schellekens/Redferns hide caption toggle caption Frans Schellekens/Redferns Grady Tate performs on stage at the Jazz Mobile Festival on Sept. 5, 1982, in Amsterdam. Frans Schellekens/Redferns Grady Tate, a crisp, swinging drummer who also enjoyed crossover success as a vocalist in a prolific recording career spanning more than 50 years, died on Sunday night…

Franklin Co. turnpike crash kills Drums man – News – Standard … – Standard Speaker

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Article Tools     A Drums man died in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Franklin County early Tuesday morning, state police said. Robert W. Marchetti, 63, was attempting drive a backhoe loader from the median to the southern berm when a vehicle driven by Peter Awadallah, 21, of Jackson, New Jersey, struck the rear bucket of the loader at 4:15 a.m., police said. …

Travis Barker, Steve Aoki Talk Addiction, Depression Challenges For Musicians – TheFix.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In the wake of two major losses this year—respected rock vocalists Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington—more people are opening up about mental health, depression, and drug use. These issues present a special challenge for those embedded in the music industry, says Forbes contributor Steve Baltin. The deaths of Cornell and Bennington serve as a “wake-up call,” he said, shedding a light on the need for better support and resources for…

Phish drummer warns parents of lead poisoning after scare – fox6now.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NEW YORK – JUNE 17: Phish drummer Jon Fishman performs on stage at Keyspan Park on Coney Island June17, 2004 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) NEW YORK – JUNE 17: Phish drummer Jon Fishman performs on stage at Keyspan Park on Coney Island June17, 2004 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — The drummer for the band Phish is trying to…

The Secret Zen Master of Guitar Repair – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

He wanted to be a police officer, but his vision wasn’t good enough, so instead, he worked as a probation officer for 31 years. But fixing guitars was his true calling. Advertisement Continue reading the main story On a recent Wednesday evening around 6 p.m., one of Mr. Baxt’s interns, Jay Rosen, practiced shredding on a guitar during a work break, while a customer named Buddy Booker relaxed on the…

Classical Guitar Pioneer Loris Ohannes Chobanian Honored – Armenian Weekly

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society presented a special award to the Baldwin Wallace University Professor Emeritus Loris Ohannes Chobanian on Sept. 16, in recognition of his lifelong service to promoting and advancing the cause of the Classical Guitar. The festivities started with an excellent classical guitar concert. Presenting the award was Eric Mann, President of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. Loris Ohannes Chobanian There was a time in…

Vegan deli by celebrity chef, guitarist coming to Orlando – Orlando Sentinel

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A vegan deli will be coming to Orlando in 2018 from the personal chef to actors and musicians. Heirloom Deli will serve plant-based comfort food from chef Mary Mattern, known as a personal chef to actor Jeremy Piven, actress Emily Deschanel, musician Travis Barker, and singer Ellie Goulding. Her partner in this venture is guitarist Neil Westfall of Ocala punk band A Day Remember. A location for the eatery has…

14-year-old guitar master to perform at The Range – ithaca.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer performs live 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at The Range. (Photo: Nick Sonsini) Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, The Range Rock legend Jimi Hendrix shook the musical world in the 1960s with his masterful guitar skills. Iconic chords and crazy licks sprung from his fingers, crafting tunes that enchanted Woodstock and radio stations. And now, 47 years after…

EU youth orchestra to quit UK for Italy over Brexit – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Brexit has forced the departure of the European Union Youth Orchestra from its UK headquarters to Italy, it has been announced. The orchestra was established in London in 1976 but the British vote to leave meant it had to come up with a plan for a future outside the UK. “It makes absolutely no sense for the office not to be in the EU,” said the chief executive, Marshall Marcus….

Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and me: Alabama guitarist’s epic life – AL.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Drugs and drinks were on top all the amplifiers in the studio, as Wayne Perkins recorded his remarkable guitar solos for the 1975 Rolling Stones song “Hand of Fate.” Forty-two years later, it’s difficult for him to remember some other details about cutting that swaggering Stones rocker. However it went down, Perkins’ “Hand of Fate” lines are among the most thrilling in a Stones catalog rich with guitar heroics. Skying, and…

Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett’s Frighteningly Awesome Frankenstein Obsession – Robb Report

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“There’s a lot of melancholy in Frankenstein. He is the ultimate outsider who’s also perhaps misunderstood.” —Kirk Hammett Kirk Hammett embraced the dark side long before his days as a heavy-metal musician. The lead guitarist for Metallica was just 5 years old when he watched his first horror film: Day of the Triffids, a postapocalyptic thriller about human-eating plants. “I realized that Day of the Triffids was a different kind of…

Franklin Co. turnpike crash kills Drums man – Standard Speaker

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Article Tools     A Drums man died in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Franklin County early Tuesday morning, state police said. Robert W. Marchetti, 63, was attempting drive a backhoe loader from the median to the southern berm when a vehicle driven by Peter Awadallah, 21, of Jackson, New Jersey, struck the rear bucket of the loader at 4:15 a.m., police said. …