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Watch severely handicapped woman play incredible love song on violin – Lifesite

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DULUTH, Minnesota, September 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A severely handicapped woman has a musical message to society that the lives of the disabled are valuable. Prize-winning violinist Gaelynn Lea was born with Osteogenesis imperfecta, a fancy term for extremely brittle bones.  It’s a genetic disorder which causes the bones to be so light that babies are born with broken bones. “Before I was born, I broke about 50 bones in…

National guitar exhibit coming to Kalamazoo Valley Museum – MLive.com

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo residents are invited to rock out with the National Guitar Museum when its traveling exhibit sets up at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” opens Sept. 30 in the downtown museum. The free exhibit, which runs through Jan. 7, 2018, gives visitors of all ages an interactive, hands-on experience with science, music and history. Kalamazoo has a special passion for music…

In defence of Ringo Starr – a masterful drummer and the Beatles’ unsung genius – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In 1983, the British comedian Jasper Carrott made an unhelpful contribution to Beatles legend when he coined a joke that would go down in history: “Ringo isn’t the best drummer in the world,” he quipped. “He isn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles.” It resonated, to the extent that it entered into Beatles lore as the wisdom of John Lennon. That was eventually debunked by Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn…

Analysis: Putin’s Orchestra in Belgrade – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Studio B has been one of Belgrade’s most popular radio stations for decades. In the 1970s and 1980s its “Good Morning Belgrade” program was a staple of most Serbian households, and its host, the iconic Dusko Radovic, made sure that all his listeners started the day with a smile. Radovic passed away in 1984, and the country of which Belgrade was the capital city during his lifetime is no more….

New York Philharmonic Marks a Milestone With Golden Globe-Winning Composer Philip Glass – Playbill.com

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Philip Glass is one of the most influential and prolific composers working today. Now 80 years old, the New York–based composer has created a vast body of work that includes 11 symphonies, a string of film scores (which range from the visionary, experimental “Qatsi trilogy,” created with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, to the Golden Globe Award–winning score to The Truman Show), many ballet and theatre works, and several important and visionary…

Analysis: Putin’s Orchestra in Belgrade – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Studio B has been one of Belgrade’s most popular radio stations for decades. In the 1970s and 1980s its “Good Morning Belgrade” program was a staple of most Serbian households, and its host, the iconic Dusko Radovic, made sure that all his listeners started the day with a smile. Radovic passed away in 1984, and the country of which Belgrade was the capital city during his lifetime is no more….

Police officer turns up to party seemingly to shut it down and stuns revelers by picking up a violin and nailing a … – Daily Mail

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jonathan Landis, 42, blew the crowd away when he swung by the Champs Sports Bar and Grill in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, after hearing the violin Upon walking in he saw a musician friend playing in the garden, he walked up and his friend handed him the violin Hot air balloon pilot John Trione, 53, caught the impromptu performance on tape By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 18:10 EDT, 18 September 2017 |…

SitRep: Trump to UN As White House Beats War Drums; Trump’s Pentagon Education – Foreign Policy (blog)

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

  By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Trump to the U.N. On the eve of a critical U.N. General Assembly meeting that kicks off on Monday, leaders from around the world have prepared their own strategies for how to handle President Donald Trump’s America first agenda as the White House beats the war drums in North Korea and Iran, and continues to threaten to pull out of trade and climate…

How Fela Kuti Drummer Tony Allen Rediscovered His Jazz Roots – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

As Fela Kuti’s drummer during the 1970s, Tony Allen was at the center of one of the era’s greatest groups. “There was no band like the Africa ’70,” asserts Fela’s son Femi Kuti, a respected Afrobeat musician in his own right. “And there is no drummer like Tony Allen.” Related Tony Allen Honors Jazz Great With ‘Tribute to Art Blakey’ EP Drummer releases smoldering take on Blakey’s 1958 classic “Moanin’”…

Vietnam War scars: Springsteen’s first drummer, heroic nurse among those New Jersey lost – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Ken Burns’ 10-part documentary on the Vietnam War is sure to heighten interest in this impressive memorial and museum in Holmdel. Jerry Carino Barton Haynes’ grave at Beverly National Cemetery in Burlington County(Photo: Jerry Carino) She can still picture Bart Haynes in her mind, stopping by band practice in Freehold one last time before he left for Vietnam. It was 1967. “He was a very…

The Killers Drummer Jokes ‘Pal’ Prince Harry Is a ‘Great Kisser,’ Says Infamous Strip Poker Party ‘Was Not My Fault’ – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Prince Harry is a “killer” kisser – just ask the band’s drummer. “Oh, y’know, he’s a great kisser,” Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers joked to British music magazine NME about his royal friend.  “We became pals 10 years ago. We just get along,” Vannucci Jr. added about Harry, who was spotted backstage at the band’s headlining show at the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park in July. Vannucci Jr. admitted…

Analysis: Putin’s Orchestra in Belgrade – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Studio B has been one of Belgrade’s most popular radio stations for decades. In the 1970s and 1980s its “Good Morning Belgrade” program was a staple of most Serbian households, and its host, the iconic Dusko Radovic, made sure that all his listeners started the day with a smile. Radovic passed away in 1984, and the country of which Belgrade was the capital city during his lifetime is no more….

Four Things to Consider When Buying Your Next Guitar – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Almost every guitar player I know enjoys adding instruments to their stable. We have an emotional connection to guitars and let’s face it; we love the damn things. Reasons to look for new instruments vary from something that we truly need—such as having a go-to guitar for an extra tuning or a back-up guitar for when we play a live show—all the way to finding an axe just because it…

Special Olympian gets Garth’s guitar – Miami Herald

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

A lucky teenager has a special piece of memorabilia from country music star Garth Brooks’ concert in Sioux Falls. Nineteen-year-old Haylie Weber and her mom were in the sixth row for Brooks’ Saturday show at the Sanford Premier Center. They held up a sign that read “This Special Olympic athlete wants to meet Garth.” KELO -TV reports the sign caught Brooks’ attention and toward the end of the show he…

Kim Gordon’s tribute to Yoko Ono: Cool and screamy, with a guitar on your face – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Kim Gordon performs at the “Concert for Yoko Ono, Washington and the World” on Sunday at the Hirshhorn Museum. (Josh Sisk for The Washington Post) What happened to you on Sunday night when Kim Gordon started screaming? Maybe you felt your capillaries go frosty. Or maybe you collapsed in laughter. Maybe you cheered. Or ducked. Or maybe you tightened up, unsure of how to feel about the forever-cool co-founder of…

Up-And-Coming Country Singer-Guitarist Lindsay Ell to Open for Brad Paisley at Blossom – Cleveland Scene Weekly

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

click to enlarge BBR Music Group A chance meeting with the Guess…

SitRep: Trump to UN As White House Beats War Drums; Trump’s Pentagon Education – Foreign Policy (blog)

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

  By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Trump to the U.N. On the eve of a critical U.N. General Assembly meeting that kicks off on Monday, leaders from around the world have prepared their own strategies for how to handle President Donald Trump’s America first agenda as the White House beats the war drums in North Korea and Iran, and continues to threaten to pull out of trade and climate…

Vietnam War scars: Springsteen’s first drummer, heroic nurse among those New Jersey lost – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Barton Haynes’ grave at Beverly National Cemetery in Burlington County(Photo: Jerry Carino) She can still picture Bart Haynes in her mind, stopping by band practice in Freehold one last time before he left for Vietnam. It was 1967. “He was a very nice young man, and very handsome,” Bobbie Brooks recalled. “He was an excellent drummer.” The band was The Castiles, and their lead guitarist was a teenage Bruce Springsteen….

Soccer Drums SMU in 4-1 Road Win – BaylorBears.com

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Sept. 17, 2017 Box Score THE RUNDOWN DALLAS, Texas – Baylor soccer (6-1-1) drilled home four goals to take a decisive 4-1 road win over the SMU Mustangs (4-2-2) on Sunday evening at Westcott Field. In a late night match that was delayed nearly an hour after the SMU men’s soccer match prior was pushed back by multiple light outages, the Bears showed no ill effects from the late start,…