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Manic drummer Steve Snider’s just looking for a place to set up his kit – The Daily Progress

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

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La Valle drummer boy befriends generals – Baraboo News Republic

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

George Inman, a 15-year-old from La Valle, ran away from home to join the Union Army during the Civil War. He was the drummer boy in the 12th Infantry, Company B. His story continues. Inman and his unit also participated in the fall of Vicksburg and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. During this last battle, he recounted an interesting anecdote. Merton Edwin Krug wrote, “The rebel…

Esperanza Spalding brings her best diva brilliance to the Philadelphia Orchestra – and some great shoes – Philly.com

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Judging a diva by her shoes is a perfectly legitimate litmus test: Self-presentation is part of her art and who she is. So when the jazz singer-bassist Esperanza Spalding made her entrance on the Verizon Hall stage Tuesday night, her bright-pop-of-color stilettos made multiple statements. Those shoes told you to get ready for wild cards. But the…

Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British … – NPR

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory. Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber hide caption toggle caption Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory. Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber It’s hard to believe, but before the 1950s, guitars were rarely heard…

Manic drummer Steve Snider’s just looking for a place to set up his kit – The Daily Progress

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos – ABC News – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers. The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices — Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy — with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says….

Arobas Music Unveils Guitar Pro 7 – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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How People Try Out Electric Guitars – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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As Macon loses symphony, Albany orchestra works to thrive – WALB … – WALB-TV

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Despite challenges caused by January’s devastating storms in Albany, the March fundraiser was successful and raised more money per participant than ever before.

Orchestra, theater organist to accompany ‘Zorro’ silent film – Elmira Star-Gazette

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The 1920 silent film “The Mark of Zorro” starring Douglas Fairbanks has been hailed as the first true action-adventure movie.(Photo: Provided) As millions of moviegoers flock to the latest blockbusters this summer — whether that means a superhero flick, a war movie or another pirate sequel — it’s both instructive and fun to take a glance backward to see the inspirations for those action-adventure films. On Sunday afternoon, the Clemens…

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus – Broadway World

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney’s Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. Open rehearsal is Friday, July 21 at 11 AM, and performances…

Orchestra, theater organist to accompany ‘Zorro’ silent film – Elmira Star-Gazette

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The 1920 silent film “The Mark of Zorro” starring Douglas Fairbanks has been hailed as the first true action-adventure movie.(Photo: Provided) As millions of moviegoers flock to the latest blockbusters this summer — whether that means a superhero flick, a war movie or another pirate sequel — it’s both instructive and fun to take a glance backward to see the inspirations for those action-adventure films. On Sunday afternoon, the Clemens…

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like mini guitar amps – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Fender name is legendary in the world of music for its guitars and amplifiers. But now the company is setting its sights on a new chunk of the music industry — Bluetooth speakers. The company is launching two speakers: the larger $349.99 Monterey, and the smaller, portable $199.99 Newport. The $349.99 Monterey is the more powerful of the two new speakers, which is logical, given that it’s meant to…

Watch the Paul McCartney-Inspired Video for Melvins Drummer Dale Crover’s ‘Bad Move’ – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Subscribe to Ultimate Classic Rock on Melvins drummer Dale Crover’s upcoming Fickle Finger of Fate solo LP has an official video for its new single, “Bad Move” — and Paul McCartney fans should find the visuals fairly familiar. For the clip, which marks Crover’s first video as a solo artist, he took inspiration from McCartney’s “Coming Up,” which found the former Beatle using special effects to front a “band” (dubbed…

Orchestra, theater organist to accompany ‘Zorro’ silent film – Elmira Star-Gazette

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The 1920 silent film “The Mark of Zorro” starring Douglas Fairbanks has been hailed as the first true action-adventure movie.(Photo: Provided) As millions of moviegoers flock to the latest blockbusters this summer — whether that means a superhero flick, a war movie or another pirate sequel — it’s both instructive and fun to take a glance backward to see the inspirations for those action-adventure films. On Sunday afternoon, the Clemens…

Metal Church Officially Welcomes Stet Howland As Band’s … – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fans that have seen METAL CHURCH live at their recent shows in the United States and Europe may have noticed a new face on stage. The guy behind the kit has been none other than Stet Howland, and now that the transitionary process is complete, METAL CHURCH is happy to announce the addition of Howland as the band’s permanent new drummer. METAL CHURCH vocalist Mike Howe commented: “I am overwhelmed…

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like mini guitar amps – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Fender name is legendary in the world of music for its guitars and amplifiers. But now the company is setting its sights on a new chunk of the music industry — Bluetooth speakers. The company is launching two speakers: the larger $349.99 Monterey, and the smaller, portable $199.99 Newport. The $349.99 Monterey is the more powerful of the two new speakers, which is logical, given that it’s meant to…

Watch the Paul McCartney-Inspired Video for Melvins Drummer Dale Crover’s ‘Bad Move’ – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Subscribe to Ultimate Classic Rock on Melvins drummer Dale Crover’s upcoming Fickle Finger of Fate solo LP has an official video for its new single, “Bad Move” — and Paul McCartney fans should find the visuals fairly familiar. For the clip, which marks Crover’s first video as a solo artist, he took inspiration from McCartney’s “Coming Up,” which found the former Beatle using special effects to front a “band” (dubbed…

Chick Corea / Steve Gadd Band to play The Vets in October – The Providence Journal

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

News Staff PROVIDENCE, R.I. — FirstWorks will open its 2017-18 Artistic Icons Series with a performance by the Chick Corea / Steve Gadd Band at The Vets at 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Corea — a jazz keyboardist, composer and bandleader — is the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history, with 63 nominations and 22 wins. He’s also earned three Latin Grammy awards. Corea and Gadd…