Country music at The Big E

musicCountry music at The Big E
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Continuing our coverage of the Big E Centennial Celebration, The Big E and country music have always gone hand and hand. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, you’ll find some of the biggest acts in country music …
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Forever Country Music Video Features 30 Top Country Music Artists
The Forever Country Music video celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards and features 30 of the Top Country Music artists. This year will be the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards event that honors top Country Music artists each year.

Country Music Promotes American Values
Country music, a genre whose roots grew from traditional American values, is popularizing patriotism more than ever as its artists gain momentum, according to a story in the August issue of Townhall Magazine. Rob Weiner, a pop-culture historian at Texas …


Trio of Virtuoso Guitarists to Perform Free Maui Concert

Trio of Virtuoso Guitarists to Perform Free Maui Concert
Three visiting virtuoso guitarists will perform a free noon concert at the University of HawaiÊ»i Maui College on Friday, July 25, 2014. University administrators say the concert is planned to help shed a light on opportunities to study music at UHMC …
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Expo Notes: Fishman’s TriplePlay makes guitarists a triple threat
You can turn your favorite axe into a wireless midi controller with Fishman Tranducer’s TriplePlay Wireless Guitar controller. The company gave me a look at the $ 395 package at Macworld/iWorld this week. The TriplePlay controller comes with a hexaphonic …
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Guitarists promise talent and versatility in Civic Music Association concert
OTTUMWA — Frank and Vinny are guitarists. Very good guitarists. That’s why Ottumwa Civic Music Association is bringing them to St. John Auditorium Monday at 7:30 p.m. Ottumwa Civic Music is in its 87th year of bringing class acts to Ottumwa audiences …
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Latest Techno Pop News

More Fun To Compute: We Speak To Techno Luminaries Pan-Pot About Electronic Dance Music
Consisting of Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix, Pan-Pot has been electronically getting people to dance for a decade now. Breaking out with their debut album Pan-O-Rama in 2007, the duo have been pushing the boundaries of techno and preaching the …
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Why Detroit Needs a Techno Club
Perhaps the last thing you think Detroit needs is a techno night club. But “techno tourism”—the ability to hop on a cheap flight to visit a storied nightclub and see a line-up of great DJs—is real, and it’s what German club entrepreneur Dimitri …
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Glastonbury 2016: The 1975 bring techno pop brilliance to the Other Stage
The 1975 took to the Other Stage at Glastonbury on Saturday night (June 25) and they didn’t disappoint – with a quirky, cool set perfectly encapsulating the band’s motif. Matty Healy led his band on stage, rocking a white suit and black platform combo that …
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Latest Trumpeters News

Studying under legends, NU trumpeters play to the tune of success
Their “children” are the five freshman trumpeters who have been accepted to study under them. The students mill about the basement, preparing to perform the week’s selected piece for each other. But this isn’t your typical horn studio. The …

Trumpeter’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ moves NFL player to tears during Monday Night Football
Maybe he was a little nervous about the game or maybe he was just feeling especially patriotic, but Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne was moved to tears last night during the national anthem. “The Star Spangled Banner” was performed by Grammy …
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Two Trumpeters and the Temperature of Music Biopics
Miles Ahead and Born To Be Blue both portrayed real-life jazz trumpeters this spring — one a legend, one a minor celebrity — with fictional elements that improvised distinctly on the biopic form. Of course, Baker doesn’t exist in today’s popular …


Latest Female Vocalists News

The 15 Most Popular Black Female Singers Of All TIme
Powerhouse voices, big hair, smooth dance moves, glamorous dresses, beautiful songwriting, torch songs, female empowerment, fierceness, diva attitude and breaking down barriers in the music industry are what black women in the music industry represent.
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Female singers rock the CMT Artists of the Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singers Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini honored each other and celebrated their shared successes at the CMT Artists of the Year show. Female singers rocked the stage, geeked out over on another and …
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15 hottest female singers of all time
Hollywood has always been about the hot and the sexy, and it is not only for the actors. There a whole bunch of female singers in the industry, you look no less hot than the actresses themselves. The top 15 hottest female singers: While, singing sensations …


‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Syracuse Stage celebrates the great jazz pianists

‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Syracuse Stage celebrates the great jazz pianists
The music conjures images of late night rent parties in Harlem and impromptu “cutting” competitions featuring the finest Jazz pianists of the day: the great James P. Johnson, the incomparable Willie “The Lion” Smith, and the teenage prodigy Thomas Wright …
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Puget Sound Piano Trio next in UPS Concert Series
She has performed on radio in New York City, Moscow, and Croatia, and she appeared in the television program In Praise of Women Pianists. Stambuk has been featured in recital at Merkin Concert Hall, in New York City; Academy of Music, in Philadelphia …

53 young pianists to compete in Bachauer piano competitions
SALT LAKE CITY — When it came time to select the 53 young pianists from around the world who will compete for the title of Gina Bachauer Gold Medalist in two competitions this month, said Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation public relations …
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6 Saxophonists You Should Know About

6 Saxophonists You Should Know About
In preparation for Supreme Sonacy (Vol. 1)’s August 7th release (our second album under the Revive/Blue Note Records imprint), we are showcasing six saxophonists who helped make our joint-compilation album possible. This is a continuation of our new …

Trombonist, 2 saxophonists to enter jazz hall of fame
NEW YORK — Saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Ben Webster and trombonist J.J. Johnson have been chosen as the 2016 inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Shorter is equally renowned as one of the greatest living jazz improvisers …
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Michael Griffin headlines Wollongong Jazz Showcase on April 7
Michael is one of the country’s most exciting young saxophonists and it’ll be really exciting for the students to be able to see and hear someone so young play jazz at such a high level,’’ Dunan said. ‘’That’s the beauty of these Jazz …
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Latest Concerts News

Willie Nelson Cancels Two More Concerts Due to Illness
Well wishes are in order for Willie Nelson, who has canceled two additional concerts scheduled for February due to an undisclosed illness. The 83-year-old has canceled two shows in Arizona and New Mexico that were set to take place on Feb. 10 at the Desert …
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Gen. Patton’s granddaughter plans D-Day concerts
A previous version of this article provided an incorrect age. Helen Patton is 52. SAINT-PIERRE-DU-MONT, France — Helen Patton is here for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, but the granddaughter of the famous World War II general doesn’t want a somber ceremony.
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Coldplay aims to play Dead Sea peace concerts
Coldplay, one of the world’s leading rock bands, will reportedly come to the holy land in November 2017 to play two joint “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians. The unprecedented joint concerts have been scheduled for November 3 and November …
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The band Yes taps keyboardist’s son, tribute artist

The band Yes taps keyboardist’s son, tribute artist
When the progressive rock band Yes comes to the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, three members of the classic lineup — guitarist Steve Howe, bass player Chris Squire, drummer Alan White — will take the stage with two new Yes-men. Oliver Wakeman will …

Watch 1,000 Musicians Cover David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” All at the Same Time
but Rockin’1000 also includes violinists and keyboardists on its roster—even a few bagpipers. The band rose to fame in 2015 with a cover of Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly,” which they hoped would persuade the band to visit Cesena. It worked.
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Stylistic II/V7/I Voicings For Keyboardists
Covers all styles of comping, from basic and fundamental approaches to modern! A complete collection of II/V7/I voicings for jazz keyboard, starting with simple diatonic voicings and progressing into more harmonically rich and diverse voicings with …


Where Did Reggae Music Come From?

Where Did Reggae Music Come From?
Reggae developed in the mid-20th Century in Jamaica, heavily influenced by traditional mento folk music, as well as blues and jazz from the United States. A monument dedicated to Bob Marley, one of the most well-known Reggae artists of all time, in …

INTERVIEW: Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany on his reggae influences and big summer tour
This summer, the rock-reggae group Rebelution will headline an outdoor concert tour with Matisyahu, Collie Buddz and Zion I. The Santa Monica band, featuring Eric Rachmany on vocals/guitar, Rory Carey on keyboards, Marley D. Williams on bass and Wesley …

Shaggy’s Top Reggae Tracks
“It is an amazing fusion record because you’ve got the reggae feel, but it had the ability to capture an international audience and still give that same energy. Jimmy Cliff is an icon in the reggae game and it’s such a classic song that lasts to this …
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