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To Finish Off the Evening, the World’s Best Three-Year-Old Drummer – Power Line (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I have written nothing today, having spent my *free* time lining up guests and otherwise preparing to host the Laura Ingraham radio show tomorrow and Thursday. (To listen online between 9 and 12 Eastern, go here.) So, just to brighten your day, this is something I came across while searching for something more serious: the world’s best three-year-old drummer, Lyonya Shilovsky, a Russian, performing with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra. It…

Ward Stare to take reins at Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra – STLtoday.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former St. Louis Symphony Orchestra resident conductor Ward Stare has a new gig, one that takes him back where he started, in Rochester, NY. It was announced Tuesday morning that Stare will be the 12th music director of the 91-year-old Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Stare, 31, started playing trombone at the age of 9, and joined the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at 11. He left to study at Juilliard, and was…

This 10-year-old girl is the future of guitar shredding – Entertainment Weekly (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

During the peak of Guitar Hero and Rock Band’s popularity it was common to read worried articles in online magazines about the threat these sorts of games supposedly posed to young people’s musical education. Many people were concerned that an entire generation of potential musicians would be so satisfied whacking away on a plastic simulacrum of an instrument that they’d never actually learn how to play a real one. Related …

Three-year old music prodigy drums with orchestra – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The young boy held his own as he drummed along to a rousing rendition of Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, commonly known as the Cancan.

The Cleveland Orchestra blossoms at its summer home – Hudson Hub-Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Built as the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra in 1968, Blossom Music Center has drawn thousands to its pristine, 800 acres of rolling hills to bask in the strains of Beethoven and Mozart on a starry, summer evening. Of course, sometimes it rains which poses a challenge for those with lawn seats. “We live with the weather,” says Mary Ann Makee, director of facilities management and operations for the…

"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…

Brody Dalle on going solo and the power of the guitar – MusicRadar.com

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

“Motherhood hasn’t mellowed me,” says Brody Dalle. “I’m more pissed off now than ever.” Ten years on from her last interview with Total Guitar, a lot has changed in Dalle’s world, but she remains as opinionated and punk-spirited as ever. In those 10 years, she’s married and had two children with Josh Homme, disbanded The Distillers and shelved her Spinnerette project. Now she’s back with a new solo record, Diploid…

We Are One – Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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…