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cutNscratch: Plastic Musik of Roanoke drums up international TV win – Roanoke Times (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Roanoke-based percussion ensemble made a gigantic splash in front of an international audience this month. Three members of Plastic Musik flew to Florida to appear on the Univision TV show “Sabado Gigante” (Gigantic Saturday) on April 17. The Spanish-language variety show, with longtime host Mario “Don Francisco” Kreutzberger, runs three hours on Saturday nights in the U.S., Mexico and much of South America. Plastic Musik members Jeremy Price, Justin…

Hayley Williams Speaks Up About Ex-Paramore Drummer’s New Video – MTV.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

by John Walker 05/27/14 Still reeling from Paramore’s sudden lineup change back in 2010? Here’s something that will cheer you up. Also, walk it off. On May 26, former Paramore drummer Zac Farro released a new music video for his project, HalfNoise. Directed by Aaron Joseph, “Mountain” cuts between closeups of Farro, scenes where he’s performing in front of a white wall as sweeping imagery is projected over him, and…

Odemwingie drums up support for Scotland clash – SuperSport

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Former Budgie Drummer Finds Success With Parkinson’s Treatment – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MCA Pete Boot, drummer for early British heavy-metal band Budgie in the early-70s, credits a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson’s disease as having helped improve his mobility by up to 90 percent. “I have had this a year but it is still early days,” Boot tells Wales Online. “The operation should give me another 10 years of continued mobility. It’s worth the risk because I have had it so long.” Boot was diagnosed with…

A ‘Bachelorette’ composer reveals how he drums up drama and romance – Mt. Vernon Register-News

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES — When Brad Segal studied classical piano at Juilliard, he didn’t expect that he would one day leverage his talents to score scenes of women weeping in Jacuzzis. But as a composer and music supplier for “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” he now spends his days turning small talk into high drama. Segal, who has worked on the shows for more than a decade, talked with Slate about…

Cosmic Sounds, Divine Setting – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Milford man’s guitar art sold for $105000 – Cincinnati.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Hayley Williams Speaks Up About Ex-Paramore Drummer’s New Video – MTV.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

by John Walker 05/27/14 Still reeling from Paramore’s sudden lineup change back in 2010? Here’s something that will cheer you up. Also, walk it off. On May 26, former Paramore drummer Zac Farro released a new music video for his project, HalfNoise. Directed by Aaron Joseph, “Mountain” cuts between closeups of Farro, scenes where he’s performing in front of a white wall as sweeping imagery is projected over him, and…

Former Budgie Drummer Finds Success With Parkinson’s Treatment – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MCA Pete Boot, drummer for early British heavy-metal band Budgie in the early-70s, credits a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson’s disease as having helped improve his mobility by up to 90 percent. “I have had this a year but it is still early days,” Boot tells Wales Online. “The operation should give me another 10 years of continued mobility. It’s worth the risk because I have had it so long.” Boot was diagnosed with…

A ‘Bachelorette’ composer reveals how he drums up drama and romance – Crossville Chronicle

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES — When Brad Segal studied classical piano at Juilliard, he didn’t expect that he would one day leverage his talents to score scenes of women weeping in Jacuzzis. But as a composer and music supplier for “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” he now spends his days turning small talk into high drama. Segal, who has worked on the shows for more than a decade, talked with Slate about…

How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents – NPR (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

i i hide captionConductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega celebrates 20 years of the community-focused Santa Cecilia Orchestra in 2014. Courtesy of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra Conductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega celebrates 20 years of the community-focused Santa Cecilia Orchestra in 2014. Courtesy of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra Outside the concert hall at Occidental College, in Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood, children are invited to test out…

Musicians finally find flight after violin flap – WTHR

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - Making a violin is a meticulous craft – sawing and scraping and sanding. A playable piece of art made by hand the same way it was centuries ago. “It’s bad out there…it’s really bad.” Said Ted Skreko, a violin maker at Indianapolis Violins. He’s talking about the fact that violins, born in 16th century Italy, are encountering a very modern day problem. “U.S. Air is not letting us…

Milford man’s guitar art sold for $105000 – Cincinnati.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Bon Jovi Guitarist Hopes New Song Helps Addicts – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora drew on his own past in debuting a song at a New Jersey forum on drug abuse. Tuesday night’s event at a high school arena was aimed at raising awareness about the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers along the Jersey shore. A New Jersey native, Sambora unveiled a song he wrote called “Lighthouse,” about providing hope to people mired in addiction. He acknowledged he…

The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition – Buffalo Rising

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Author: Mary Ann Lauricella  The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition returns the week of June 2, the sixth time since 2004 that outstanding young professional classical guitarists will perform for Buffalo audiences. Eight talented guitarists representing seven nations will compete in the semifinals at 7:30 pm. on Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5 (four each evening) at the WNED-WBFO studios downtown. Three finalists will move on to perform with…

Hayley Williams Speaks Up About Ex-Paramore Drummer’s New Video – MTV.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

by John Walker 05/27/14 Still reeling from Paramore’s sudden lineup change back in 2010? Here’s something that will cheer you up. Also, walk it off. On May 26, former Paramore drummer Zac Farro released a new music video for his project, HalfNoise. Directed by Aaron Joseph, “Mountain” cuts between closeups of Farro, scenes where he’s performing in front of a white wall as sweeping imagery is projected over him, and…

Former Budgie Drummer Finds Success With Parkinson’s Treatment – Ultimate Classic Rock

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MCA Pete Boot, drummer for early British heavy-metal band Budgie in the early-70s, credits a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson’s disease as having helped improve his mobility by up to 90 percent. “I have had this a year but it is still early days,” Boot tells Wales Online. “The operation should give me another 10 years of continued mobility. It’s worth the risk because I have had it so long.” Boot was diagnosed with…