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SD Museum, Collector Dispute Elvis’ Broken Guitar – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues guitarist Robert A. Johnson even technically owned the broken instrument last year when he donated it to the National Music Museum along with one…

10-Year-Old Girl’s Guitar Cover Of Slayer Is Insane (With Hilarious Backup … – Huffington Post

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The guitar skills needed to cover a Slayer song like “War Ensemble” are pretty significant to say the least. That’s why this particular rendition by a — wait for it, wait for it — 10-year-old girl named Audrey is all the more impressive. Don’t be misled by the gaming system — this is not Guitar Hero, Rockband or similar, simple button-pushing video games, but Rocksmith, a system that uses real…

Violin takes twins on tour abroad – Frederick News Post (subscription)

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s been a summer of strings for Claire and Emma Hunt. The 15-year-old Middletown twins flew to South America with the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program last month to perform with Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Metropolitana Batuta, a Colombian youth orchestra that is part of Fundación Nacional Batuta, the world’s second-largest national youth orchestra system. Around 100 musicians between the two groups took part in rehearsals, workshops and three joint concerts during the 10-day trip from June…

Orchestra Faults Met Chief’s Record as a Lockout Looms – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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"Columbia’s Guitar Guru" Given Musical Memorial – WLTX.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The man dubbed “Columbia’s guitar guru” was given a musical memorial. Hundreds gathered in Five Points to celebrate the life of Robert Newton III. “He just wanted to be celebrated the way that he lived his life, with passion and music,” Stephaun Newton said. Beer and indie rock bands aren’t normally at memorials, but Newton knew his dad wanted it this way. “He sparked the idea he told us, he…

SERIOUS TALENT! WATCH as pint-sized drummer leads adult brass band in … – fox6now.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A musical prodigy?! He’s just barely bigger than his drumsticks — but this three-year-old has some serious talent! He drops one of his drum sticks during the performance — but that doesn’t throw him off too much! Wait until it’s time for him to unload during his big drum solo! JUST WATCH:

"Columbia’s Guitar Guru" Given Musical Memorial – WLTX.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The man dubbed “Columbia’s guitar guru” was given a musical memorial. Hundreds gathered in Five Points to celebrate the life of Robert Newton III. “He just wanted to be celebrated the way that he lived his life, with passion and music,” Stephaun Newton said. Beer and indie rock bands aren’t normally at memorials, but Newton knew his dad wanted it this way. “He sparked the idea he told us, he…

Mr. Cope’s Cave: So You Think You Can Play Guitar… – Boise Weekly

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I saw Joe Pass perform about 40 years ago, somewhere around 1976. I was living in Ohio then, in a town midway between Cincinnati and Dayton called, appropriately enough, Middletown. I don’t know if it’s still there or not, but Dayton had probably the best jazz club between New York and Chicago—Gilly’s, not to be confused with…

Hamden police investigate guitar heist – WFSB

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) - A guitar heist is under investigation in Hamden after some thieves made off with instruments worth thousands of dollars. Police said the suspects shattered the door of Brian’s Guitars at 3000 Whitney Ave., around 3 a.m. Monday, and made their way inside and stole several expensive guitars. All of the suspects were caught on surveillance video but were wearing masks, police said. Anyone with information should…

Carnegie Hall Outreach yields National Youth Orchestra – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

By kyle macmillan For Sun-Times Media July 28, 2014 11:15AM The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America performing first concert at SUNY Purchase College, 7/20/14 with conductor David Robertson and violinist Gil Shaham. | © 2014 Chris Lee National Youth Orchestra David Robertson, conductor; Gil Shaham, violinist When: 6:30 p.m. Monday Where: Grant Park Music Festival, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Tickets: Free Info: (312)…

"Columbia’s Guitar Guru" Given Musical Memorial – WLTX.com

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

The man dubbed “Columbia’s guitar guru” was given a musical memorial. Hundreds gathered in Five Points to celebrate the life of Robert Newton III. “He just wanted to be celebrated the way that he lived his life, with passion and music,” Stephaun Newton said. Beer and indie rock bands aren’t normally at memorials, but Newton knew his dad wanted it this way. “He sparked the idea he told us, he…

Mr. Cope’s Cave: So You Think You Can Play Guitar… – Boise Weekly

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

I saw Joe Pass perform about 40 years ago, somewhere around 1976. I was living in Ohio then, in a town midway between Cincinnati and Dayton called, appropriately enough, Middletown. I don’t know if it’s still there or not, but Dayton had probably the best jazz club between New York and Chicago—Gilly’s, not to be confused with…

Weekly Freebie – Guitar Autographed by Katy Perry – Parade

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

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Lawyer/Guitarist Jon Levin Is Probably Your Favorite ’80s Metal Band’s Attorney – LA Weekly

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

click to enlarge Courtesy of Jon Levin Jon Levin playing guitar with Dokken If it wasn’t for grunge, Jon Levin never would have gone to law school. Throughout the late ‘80s, Levin had built himself…

"Columbia’s Guitar Guru" Given Musical Memorial – WLTX.com

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

The man dubbed “Columbia’s guitar guru” was given a musical memorial. Hundreds gathered in Five Points to celebrate the life of Robert Newton III. “He just wanted to be celebrated the way that he lived his life, with passion and music,” Stephaun Newton said. Beer and indie rock bands aren’t normally at memorials, but Newton knew his dad wanted it this way. “He sparked the idea he told us, he…

Mr. Cope’s Cave: So You Think You Can Play Guitar… – Boise Weekly

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

I saw Joe Pass perform about 40 years ago, somewhere around 1976. I was living in Ohio then, in a town midway between Cincinnati and Dayton called, appropriately enough, Middletown. I don’t know if it’s still there or not, but Dayton had probably the best jazz club between New York and Chicago—Gilly’s, not to be confused with…

Lawyer/Guitarist Jon Levin Is Probably Your Favorite ’80s Metal Band’s Attorney – LA Weekly

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

click to enlarge Courtesy of Jon Levin Jon Levin playing guitar with Dokken If it wasn’t for grunge, Jon Levin never would have gone to law school. Throughout the late ‘80s, Levin had built himself…

Before politics, state Rep. Charles Brunner was drummer for Question Mark and … – Bay City Times

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

BAY CITY, MI — Long before he was mayor of Bay City and Michigan’s 96th District representative, Charles Brunner was a rock star drummer on tour with Question Mark and the Mysterians. As Bay City Mayor Christopher Shannon prepares to designate the band’s 1966 No. 1 hit, “96 Tears,” as the city’s official rock and roll song, Brunner, 62, reflected on his quick bout of fame as one of the Mysterians….

West Coast drummer Scott Amendola attempts to ‘Fade to Orange’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

With the record industry more fractured and risk-averse than ever, crowd-funding websites remain an often viable option for jazz and jazz-adjacent artists. Recordings by Roswell Rudd, Dave King and Darcy James Argue’s Grammy-nominated “Brooklyn Babylon” are just a few recent endeavours that came to a fruition with fan support, and now Bay Area drummer Scott Amendola is looking for funding to record a debut orchestral piece, “Fade to Orange.” If…

Sex Pistols refused Olympic gig over organisers’ dead Who drummer gaffe – Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

Amazing Journey: The story of The Who. Pete Townsend, Keith Moon, Roger Daltry and John Entwhistle Photo: The Amazing Journey of The Who. The Sex Pistols turned down the chance to reunite at the Olympic Games opening ceremony in London in 2012 because the rockers were stunned by organisers’ attempt to invite long-dead drummer Keith Moon, of The Who, to perform. The punk rock icons were invited to make…