Oradell musician, 23, wins American Pianists Award

Oradell musician, 23, wins American Pianists Award
A 5-year-old piano prodigy. A 19-year-old graduate of Harvard University. And now, at 23, the 2017 winner of the American Pianists Award. To some, Drew Petersen’s latest feat is the culmination of 18 long years of hard work. But to Petersen, it’s just …
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Pianissimo concerts put 10 pianists, 5 pianos on stage
The piano madness returns this weekend at the University of Montana School of Music. Concert-goers can expect “everything from one pianist at one piano to three pianists at one piano to five pianists inside of one piano to 10 pianists on five pianos,” said …
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Jazz pianists to team up for benefit concert at ODU
Duo jazz piano is rare. For one thing, you need two grand pianos, and most venues can’t manage that. It also requires two talented souls willing to park their egos at the door. The first time John Toomey played duo jazz piano, he hadn’t yet committed …
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A conversation with Jesse Rosen, League of American Orchestras head

A conversation with Jesse Rosen, League of American Orchestras head
Should American orchestras be changing their tune? What if Yo-Yo Ma were an orchestra? How are audiences’ tastes affecting classical programming? Those were some of the topics addressed by Jesse Rosen, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras …
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Midstate orchestras face financial challenges
Maestro Stuart Malina, who is about to enter his 15th season as music director of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, has no doubts about the quality of the professional orchestra he leads. The dozens of professional musicians who gather at The Forum each …
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Data Envelopment Analysis in the Strategic Management of Youth Orchestras
Nonprofit arts organizations need to develop more effective mechanisms for self-regulation in response to increasing government regulation and to meet organizational expectations. In this article, I measure the management of the relative efficiency among …
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American Country Music

American Country Music
What is now known as “country music” in the United States, Canada, and much of Europe has gone by a variety of monikers since the first recordings of the genre were made in the early 1920s—including “hillbilly,” “old familiar tunes,” and …
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Country Music in Los Angeles: Where to Listen, Play, and Two-Step
If you live and breathe country music, you’re not alone. The booming industry caters to plenty of talented popular artists who always have something new to contribute. Places like Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Kentucky are best known for their love of …
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VIDEO: First Listen – New Music from Country Music Star Shania Twain!
‘Now’ is the new album from country music star Shania Twain. The record drops September 29th. Pre-order now at http://umgn.us/NOWStandardPreorder Purchase Shania Twain’s latest music: http://umgn.us/shaniatwainpurchase. Below, check out a first listen to …
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New York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey

musicNew York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey
The Nutcracker gets a whole new vibe with this show. AFAR Local is our weekly insider guide to the best of what’s happening in cities around the U.S. Behind the Book’s Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser Put your Thursday happy hour to a good cause with …
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Growing Up Hip Hop: Layla “Turning Into A Train Wreck” Says Master P
On the Growing Up Hip Hop episode ‘Straight Trippin’, while Boogie receives shocking news about his DUI case and Kristinia gets a lead from a private investigator about her father, Romeo and his dad Master P are in the No Limit studio. But they’re …
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The Man Who Invented Hip Hop
It’s about an hour past lunchtime, and the man who invented hip-hop is nowhere to be found. The restaurant on Lenox Avenue where we’d planned to meet is closed–and has been for two weeks, according to a passerby. A call from a publicist is even less …
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The History of Motocross – American Style

sportThe History of Motocross – American Style
In 1972, a new sport came to life in America offering a different spectator experience quite unknown outside of Europe. It wasn’t so much less brawn than what the country’s favorite past times required but rather the instrument used to score points.
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Tweed motocross project still in planning stage
It looks like the motocross track proposed for Tweed will not get underway any time soon despite winning a recent Ontario Municipal Board decision. Tweed residents had objected about the noise related to a proposed motocross track on Hungerford Road in Tweed.
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AMAMX: Motocross Season Opener Preview – Hangtown
The most talented and star-studded field in the history of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, is set to wage war over the course of 12 rounds and 24 motos this summer in the sport’s most prestigious quest to crown a …
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At Engine 2® – we are changing the American diet for good

cusineAt Engine 2® – we are changing the American diet for good
Our Engine 2® Plant-Strong® products are an exclusive Whole Foods Market brand and are created to help … be rolling out in the next twelve months include a Firehouse Chili, a Moroccan Stew, two hot cereals, whole grain cheese-less pizzas, plant-strong …
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Basics of Moroccan Food
Moroccan cooking, part Arab and part Berber, is not at all like the food of the Middle East. Its ingredients and cooking styles are unique; no other Arab country has such a rich and varied cuisine. In the south, you sense a strong African influence; in the …
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The Barbary, London WC2: ‘It’s thrillingly alien: you’ve only the shakiest idea of what’s on offer’
We’re told The Barbary’s menu reflects the former Barbary Coast (Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia), which translates into a series of lyrical culinary arcana: mashawsha, sharabik, tcheba, zuzu and the magnificent nishnushim. The food more than lives …
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Kyle Snyder, 20, becomes youngest gold-medal winning American wrestler in history

sportKyle Snyder, 20, becomes youngest gold-medal winning American wrestler in history
On a day when two Mongolian coaches stripped out of their clothes in protest, Snyder follows with a gold-medal move RIO DE JANEIRO — Kyle Snyder rested on his knees and panted as a dazed, disbelieving look hung on his face. “Maybe I was in shock …
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Shinsuke Nakamura on his feud with Samoa Joe, making it to the main roster, more
Newly crowned WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard about various topics. Here are the highlights. On feuding with Samoa Joe: “Joe is special. He is a real wrestler. He knows the real techniques of how to beat …
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Big Show Talks Triple H Criticisms for Marrying Stephanie, Vince McMahon Changing Professional Wrestling
WWE Superstar The Big Show was recently a guest on Sports Talk 790AM in Miami, Florida, and you can check out some highlights here: “Now, we have three [or] four orthopaedic doctors on staff. We have a performance center in Orlando [Florida], which is …
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Latin American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics

sportLatin American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics
She won her first Olympic Gold Medal at the summer 2012 Olympics and is … López looks to end his career with a third straight gold medal at this year’s 2016 Olympics in Rio. María Guadalupe González is breaking barriers for Mexican women.
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Don’t expect a private hospital room at the Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — When the Olympics kick off Friday … is one of five public hospitals officially designated to accept Olympic tourists. Spectators who attend the opening and closing ceremonies — as well as other sports in the Maracanã Olympic …
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NBC 2016 Rio Olympics Coverage by the Numbers
250 Total cameras used for NBC Olympics coverage (including OBS, venue and studio). 132 HD feeds coming in from Rio. 52 Years since NBC‘s first broadcast of the Olympic Games (1964 Tokyo Games). 51 Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the …
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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018

musicThe Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts say the Indianapolis …
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Orlando orchestra’s leader leaps from cellist to conductor
That’s an urgent question for orchestras across the United States seeking to revitalize their audiences. A study sponsored by the League of American Orchestras showed ticket subscriptions declined by 3.6 percent from 2005 to 2014. The study recommended …
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It’s a bird! It’s a crane! For St. Paul composer, Afton retreat furnishes nature’s soundtrack
His music has been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Atlanta and Detroit symphonies, the Minnesota and Philadelphia orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia, Dale Warland Singers and James Sewell Ballet. One of his works — perhaps one …
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KPop News Weekly Top 3: BTS Win MTV EMA, Big Bang’s North American Tour, Yuri

musicKPop News Weekly Top 3: BTS Win MTV EMA, Big Bang’s North American Tour, Yuri
The South Korean entertainment industry is a nonstop world of new music and news, and this week was no different. The past week saw K-pop getting international recognition in Europe and Asia, and one of the top girl group members end her relationship.
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BigBang, Smooth KPop Criminals, Bring ‘Made’ to Newark
In the elaborate, stylish video trailer for BigBang’s new tour, this K-pop megastar boy band appears in its own highly stylized Tarantino flick, full of screeching cars, curvaceous women dancing in dimly lit spaces and threats of imminent violence. It …
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Is Kpop photobombing K-fashion?
Does K-fashion exist, in the way that I can identify the style of the music world, with its youthfest of cuteness? The K-pop people have dyed hair, brightly coloured clothes, cute accessories and that slightly synthetic sense for everything, including …
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