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The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar” – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play Stand By Me on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by the melding of LEDs, Bluetooth, and a clever app. The Populele by Popuband is a $159…

Concert Review: Evanescence Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece Orchestra at LA’s Greek Theatre – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10. Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full…

Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra dazzle Orange County for one memorable night – OCRegister

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Riccardo Muti, acknowledge the warm applause following the orchestra’s performance of Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61 on Monday, Oct. 16. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg) Maestro Muti’s unusual, expressive conducting technique was on full display during the performance of Schumann’s symphony. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg) Muti and the Chicgo Symphony Orchestra proved their mastery of Schubert’s challenging, incomplete masterpiece,…

Binghamton Philharmonic uses Harry Potter-themed concert to attract new audience – NewYorkUpstate.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Binghamton and Ithaca will be filled with the sounds of magic and wizardry, as the Binghamton Philharmonic takes on the music of Harry Potter the weekend before Halloween. The Binghamton Philharmonic will perform the works of famed composer John Williams at 7:30 p.m. at the Forum Theatre in Binghamton on Oct. 27 and the State Theatre of Ithaca on Oct. 28. Williams conducted and composed the score for the first three Harry Potter…

Boston Philharmonic Kicks Off Season With John Harbison’s Evocative Symphony No. 3 – WBUR

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Benjamin Zander, the charismatic music director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, is also a master craftsman of concert programming, and his first concert of the season sounds like one of his most delicious concoctions. Two of the three pieces are by American composers — but written two-thirds of a century apart. American composer John Harbison’s Symphony No. 3 is the highlight of the Boston Philharmonic’s season opener. (Courtesy Boston Philharmonic)…

Olson Guitarworks Pulls Back Curtain on 17-String Guitar – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar” – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play Stand By Me on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by the melding of LEDs, Bluetooth, and a clever app. The Populele by Popuband is a $159…

Mastadon’s Guitarist Bill Kelliher Lives the Life of a Prog Metal Road Warrior – OC Weekly

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As brutal as the road can be for the garden variety rockstar, there are some out there who just seem to be built for it. Speaking via telephone from Charlottesville, South Carolina, Mastodon’s rhythm guitarist and resident mullet-wearing prankster, Bill Kelliher couldn’t be more happy to be on tour. While some musicians dread the time away from home coupled with a cramped tour bus and exhausting schedule, Kelliher disagrees. Describing…

Hear John5′s Cover of Metallica’s "Enter Sandman" – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Artists: Metallica, John5 Tags: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Drums, whoops and war paint: Team spirit, or racial mockery … – Press Herald

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The mother of a Micmac Indian who plays football for Lisbon High School says Wells fans and players mocked Native Americans with offensive stereotypes throughout Friday’s game at Wells High School. Wells fans – both students and adults – were “running around with hands over their mouths,” making whooping sounds, and banging on drums and 5-gallon buckets while making offensive chants, said Amelia Tuplin, whose 16-year-old son, Lucas Francis, is…

Boston Philharmonic Kicks Off Season With John Harbison’s Evocative Symphony No. 3 – WBUR

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Benjamin Zander, the charismatic music director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, is also a master craftsman of concert programming, and his first concert of the season sounds like one of his most delicious concoctions. Two of the three pieces are by American composers — but written two-thirds of a century apart. American composer John Harbison’s Symphony No. 3 is the highlight of the Boston Philharmonic’s season opener. (Courtesy Boston Philharmonic)…

New Las Cruces-El Paso chamber orchestra to debut in October – Las Cruces Sun-News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Daniel Vega-Albela(Photo: Courtesy) LAS CRUCES – The Camerata Del Sol, a newly formed string orchestra will launch its debut concert this month. Camerata del Sol, a collaborative venture between faculty members at New Mexico State University and University of Texas in El Paso is an innovative group of musicians from Las Cruces, El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Its mission is to bring rarely performed works for string orchestra to borderland audiences. The ensemble…

Historic Eric Clapton Strat: “The Heir to Blackie” Goes on Sale – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In 2004, when Eric Clapton’s coveted black Fender Stratocaster, “Blackie,” sold at Christies at a then-record-breaking price of $959,500, the guitar world was astounded. That Strat was Clapton’s favorite “sidekick” for more than 15 years and was adored—and heard—by guitar fans around the world. In the years since, major guitars have sold into the millions of dollars, but the sale of Blackie at nearly $1 million provided a tipping point in the perception of…

The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar” – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play Stand By Me on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by the melding of LEDs, Bluetooth, and a clever app. The Populele by Popuband is a $159…

A Perfect Circle Unveil New Song, "The Doomed" – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Dan Marino in venture to sell tequila in guitar-shape bottle – Palm Beach Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Within the liquor market, vodka has been the favorite, bringing in at least $6 billion in 2016. In recent years, though, tequila sales have seen robust growth, with both volume and revenues topping 7 percent increases last year, something the company’s chief operating officer and partner, Scott Woolley, said was a factor in the decision to enter the business.

Drums, whoops and war paint: Team spirit, or racial mockery? – Press Herald

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A Native American complains that Wells’ school nickname, ‘Warriors,’ fosters behaviors by students and adults that are offensive to her culture. The mother of a Micmac Indian who plays football for Lisbon High School says Wells fans and players mocked Native Americans with offensive stereotypes throughout Friday’s game at Wells High School. Wells fans – both students and adults – were “running around with hands over their mouths,” making whooping…

LA Chamber Orchestra brings Peter Oundjian back to the stand – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s informal auditions for a new music director continued Sunday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall as Peter Oundjian returned for a second look. The Toronto-born conductor, 61, already juggles music directorships at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra but is scheduled to step down from both posts at the end of this season. Other possible candidates include Thomas Dausgaard (conducting LACO on…