PerezHilton
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Not every musician is too proud to play for Donald Trump ! After the golden politician had trouble getting A-list talent to sing at his Friday inauguration, it was looking like the only performance of the ceremony would be Trump pretending to seem presidential. Eventually, the bronzed businessman managed to secure some notable performers at his inaugural, but even those B-list musicians dropped out over the backlash they received. Related: Trump Tweets About Speech Writing From Winter White House'! Now descending to the depths of obscure R&B singers and oh-yeah-I-forgot-about-them rock bands, Trump has seemingly found loyal musicians who are very excited to perform... not for him, of course -- but for the country ! Both 3 Doors Down and Chrisette Michele have gotten heat after signing on for the orange troll's swear-in ceremony , but the band and singer want you to know they aren't doing it for incoming POTUS.
Forbes
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From the perspective of the independent musician, no matter your political alignment, there’s likely a deep calculus that goes into making this decision.
The Week
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The Huffington Post
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West Briton
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A Cornish dad who helped raise money to build a cancer support centre is set to have a charity event held for him after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Joe Sciascia, from Camborne, who has liver and bowel cancer, has been a passionate supporter of the campaign to build the Macmillan Cove Centre long before his shock diagnosis. The 36-year-old was given the devastating news that he has terminal cancer in September after suffering from stomach pain but no other symptoms. Since then Joe...
BBC News 24
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And as the people thrill to him, as a kind of solution, a democracy willingly, impetuosly repeals itself. Well, that's almost it for tonight. But the music world is today mourning the death of the Nigerian synth funk legend William Onyeabor. If you've never heard of him, that's because he never performed on screen, and he quit the music business years before he even found fame to become a born again Christian, and pretty much ignored his subsequent feting by the legion of western musicians who he profoundly influenced.
Voice Of America
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MacRumors
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New recordings can be added via GarageBand on an iOS device and then synced back to Logic Pro X when the project is opened on a Mac. "Music has always been part of Apple's DNA, and we are excited to deliver yet another fun and powerful update to our music creation apps, GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X," said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of Applications Product Marketing. "These updates bring a wide range of new and highly requested features to both hobbyists and the community of pro musicians and audio engineers who rely on our software and hardware to create amazing music." GarageBand for iOS is provided for free to customers who purchase a new iOS device, but it's also available from the iOS App Store for 4.99. [ Direct Link ] GarageBand is provided for free to customers who purchase a new Mac, but can also be purchased from the Mac App Store for 4.
Washington Free Beacon
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Singers and other musicians have also said they would not perform at the inauguration, Earhardt noted to Trump. They were not asked to sing, Trump replied. Andrea Bocelli faced a boycott Bocelli social media movement after rumors surfaced that he would sing at the inauguration, though it is unclear whether Bocelli offered to sing or he was asked to. Fashion designer Tom Ford is among the celebrities boycotting the future first family. He pledged that he would not make Melania Trump's gown for the inauguration, alongside other designers , like Marc Jacobs, who have refused to dress the Trumps. But the president-elect does not seem to care. We have the biggest celebrities in the world there, Trump said on Wednesday. The post Trump Wants The People' at the Inauguration, Not Celebrities appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
Forbes
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The Cornishman
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Are you a musician, band, comedian or spoken word artist in Cornwall and fancy playing at three massive events?You have the chance to win a spot performing at Glastonbury and Port Eliot festivals as well as the annual Kernow In The City event in London.The competition is the idea of Cornish arts mentoring organisation LRS Arts, which helps curate the line-up at the three events.Louis Eliot, of LRS, said: We are looking for musicians or spoken word artists in fact, any sort of...
West Briton
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Are you a musician, band, comedian or spoken word artist in Cornwall and fancy playing at three massive events?You have the chance to win a spot performing at Glastonbury and Port Eliot festivals as well as the annual Kernow In The City event in London.The competition is the idea of Cornish arts mentoring organisation LRS Arts, which helps curate the line-up at the three events.Louis Eliot, of LRS, said: We are looking for musicians or spoken word artists in fact, any sort of...
Beijing Bulletin
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Cotswold Journal
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MUSICIANS and poets are coming out in force against racism and xenophobia at an event in Stourbridge this week.
NPR
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BoingBoing
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The LA Times has featured our good friends at The Village Studios. Housed in a former Masonic temple, and once the west coast capital of transcendentalism, The Village Studios is a creative community workspace like no other, and the model of what creative spaces can and should be. I especially enjoy that the Times spares no ink attributing The Village's amazing sense of community, and environment of creativity, to studio CEO Jeff Greenberg. We are big fans at Boing Boing as well, and have found the Village an amazing place to work, and a lot of fun to hang out in! From the LA Times: Greenberg believes the reason the Village has succeeded is simple: “Professionals like being around other professionals.” Guitarist and songwriter John Mayer keeps a studio on the second floor, one of the most successful of a community of musicians who regularly book time at the Village.
Forbes
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Times of Israel
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In the '60s and '70s, icons such as Shlomo Carlebach and Debbie Friedman paved the way for today's musicians to draw on blues, bluegrass and other American influences
Beijing Bulletin
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is the studio. With her collaborators. And theyre singing and dancing and looking positively adorable. But is it just the start of something beautiful, another album perhaps? Or just musicians h
The Huffington Post
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"It's one of my favorites that I had written for a quintet, so I rewrote it so that Gil could play it with m_unit," she says. "Miho wants to make her big band not sound like a big band," he said. "She brings the aesthetic and sensibility from Mike's work to herself, and she's special in how she knows how to compose the licks and nuances. She does what all grown-up composers do: express a distinctive idea and develop and unfold it. It's that unfolding that makes her part of that young generation of artists that are wiser than their years. A lot of jazz musicians are interested in covering old territory, but she's someone who's taking the development of jazz a step further into the future. She's so gifted, she could write a piece for 12 accordions and it would sound great." While Hazama composed eight of the nine pieces on Time River , like with Journey to Journey , she covered a pop tune arranged in her distinctive voice.
Mashable
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Watch out Taylor Swift you've got some stiff, pint-sized competition in 2017. Seven-year-old Xia Vigor absolutely slays in her performance as a mini-Swift during a segment of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids," a Philippine TV show in which kids perform hit songs from their favorite musicians. While Vigor has performed on the show before, her rendition of Swift's "You Belong With Me" is spot on, and even includes a flawless Swift surprised look, classic red lips and a perfect hair toss. The judges came to a consensus that's hard to argue with: Vigor is adorable and clearly belonged on that stage. Read more... More about Taylor Swift , Conversations , and Watercooler
The Huffington Post
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He participated in a music program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he found inspiration in the musicians around him. Unlike business, creating art wasn't outcome-oriented nor was it measurable. This was a challenging change of pace. Here, students practiced for the sake of practicing and for the love of the craft, not to get something. Getting Good to Ensure Long-Term Success There's a difference between being passionate about something and being good at something," he says. "I'm passionate about music; I'm good at creating businesses." This is the crux of what his EP is about -- finding room to breathe in a cluttered, result-driven industry. For Maxwell, the days of wanting nothing more than a passive income are gone. Now, his results are measured (or not) on how deeply happy he is doing work that he loves. The fate of The Foundation and his other businesses are in the hands of their successors, but Maxwell believes he's built well-oiled machines that will continue to succeed long after he's gone.
Mental Floss
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There werent many constants in Al Capone’s rocky life, but the crime boss—who was born on this day in Brooklyn in 1899—had a love of music, and it never wavered. He spent countless hours reclined listening to his phonograph , which cycled through an impressive collection of Italian opera records ( Aida by Giuseppe Verdi was a personal favorite ). Capone also adored—and more or less controlledChicago’s rising jazz scene. Musicians would gravitate toward him, hoping to score a gig at his favorite nightclubs. In 1926, the mobster’s friends kidnapped jazz star Thomas WrightFatsWaller . Holding him at gunpoint, they ordered the terrified artist into the back of their limo. But, to Waller’s surprise, he wasnt harmed. Instead, he was taken to Capone’s 27th birthday party and politely asked to perform. The shindig lasted for three days, and by the end, Waller had received scores of tips and free drinks from grateful attendees.
KyivPost
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His music is full of passion, smoke cigars and eternity because in the lifetime of the Cuban musician has become a legend, one of the most influential musicians of the world! Endowed with faculties virtuoso Arturo wants to share his gift with those who loves music as much as he did. It is often said about the virtuoso technical performance Arturo Sandoval and his ability to extract the high notes, but those who saw him play the piano, lyrical improvisation ballads, or had the opportunity to enjoy a variety of his music, ranging from jazz compositions and jazz with Latin American motifs to classical music know that Arturo Sandoval- an outstanding musician, one of the most exciting, multifaceted and recognized artists of our time. Arturo Sandoval won 10 Grammy Awards, was nominated 19 times, is also a six-time winner of Billboard awards and an Emmy Award.