How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County

How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County
Bean Blossom in northern Brown County is home to one of the most important institutions in bluegrass music — the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Every June, about 20,000 fans of the oldest continuously operating bluegrass festival in the …
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Bluegrass returns to Old Mobeetie
The annual Old Mobeetie Music Festival kicks off Friday with a lineup of seven featured bands. Festivities open at 6 p.m. Friday at the courthouse square in Old Mobeetie, located about 33 miles east of Pampa off of Texas Highway 152. The lineup includes …
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Kids on Bluegrass
Guestblogger Marina Gorbis is executive director at Institute for the Future. The title of this post is actually the name of the program started by the California Bluegrass Association, an organization that brings together young pickers, ages 3 to 18, to …
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Latest Music Festivals News

11 Awesome Asian Music Festivals to Attend in 2017
Until very recently there weren’t very many music festivals in the Far East beyond cultural events. However, over the last few years there has been a surge in large-scale music events – all with awe-inspiring production, international lineups and …
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2017 Country Music Festivals Guide
Country music festivals are as much a part of summer as the beach and baseball, but keeping track of them can be a chore. Taste of Country’s Country Music Festival guide actually begins in January with a fest that will remind you of summers past.
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Music Festivals: Peace, Love and a Business Battle
As music fans get ready to listen to Florence + the Machine, Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes this weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago, a turf war is heating up in the music-festival business. Lollapalooza, one of the oldest and most popular festivals, is …
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This Haunting Figure Skating Routine Makes You Feel the Music in Your Bones

This Haunting Figure Skating Routine Makes You Feel the Music in Your Bones
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what’s trending across POPSUGAR. When it comes to rapidly flinging yourself across sheets of ice with actual bladed weapons strapped to your feet — or, as people involved in the challenging sport like to call it …
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World Figure Skating Championships 2017
Scenes from the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the Exhibition of Champions at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland on April 2, 2017. Wenjing Sui and …
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INTERVIEW: Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir axel for joy over World Figure Skating Championships
“We both have had our own special performances in the Garden, and for us, it’s very much like coming back to a very happy place,” Weir told The Daily Free Press. The 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships took place from March 28 through Sunday …
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Gospel music legend Andrae Crouch dies

MusicGospel music legend Andrae Crouch dies
(CNN) — Andrae Crouch, a seven-time Grammy winner and gospel music legend, died Thursday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, his publicist said on his website. Crouch was 72 and had been hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center since Saturday.
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Gospel Music’s Revolutionary
The Love Center Choir will perform on Sunday, June 22 (6 p.m., $ 10). The Music & Arts Conference Mass Choir will perform on Friday, June 27 (7 p.m., free). At Love Center Ministries (10440 International Blvd., Oakland). HawkinsGospelConference.org Edwin …
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Gospel Machine bring ‘balls-out Jesus’ to gospel music
“A group of five people who write gospel music walk into a bar…” Minneapolis group Gospel Machine takes what sounds like the beginning of a joke, but turn it into neo-soul and gospel music that’s reworked into a whole new sound. The band — consisting …
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No women allowed: Summer music festivals are dudefests, again

MusicNo women allowed: Summer music festivals are dudefests, again
Texas had just shaken off the last bits of a chilly spring. The elegant Austin City Limits Live’s Moody Theatre was packed in anticipation of a concert by the hot French band Phoenix. Producer Terry Lickona took the stage to give the customary warnings …
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Will travel for music? Nine cool Indian music festivals to attend
Music festivals are magical, combine them with an exciting travel experience and you have the best holiday package. With the Indie music scene growing rapidly in India, music festivals are getting bigger and better. From lit up stages, campsites in the lap …
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Six Music Festivals in July You Need to Attend
Summer is the time to get out and enjoy all the music festivals Virginia has to offer. In July, the great music festivals are not slowing down. Lovers of everything from bluegrass to blues to classical will find something to do this month. Wintergreen …
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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.
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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 …
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Where Did Reggae Music Come From?

reggaeWhere 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 …
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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 …
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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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How to Shop for Classical Music on Vinyl

How to Shop for Classical Music on Vinyl
So, you’ve decided to nerd up your record collection and expand your aural palette by getting into classical music on vinyl? Awesome! But where to start? The good news is that high-quality classical vinyl is relatively easy to find. The great news is …
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Is Classical Education Revitalizing Christian Culture?
Patrick Henry College recently brought more honor to the exciting renewal of classical education nationwide. Not only has the small liberal-arts school in Purcellville, Virginia, won nine of the last twelve American Moot Court Association National …
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This Video Of Candy Melting To Classical Music Is Oddly Hypnotizing
I’m not entirely sure what the human fascination with melting objects/food is. I get that in some weird sense, it’s soothing (especially when featured with the reverse), but it’s also showcasing destruction and ruin. Yes, I know it’s just a gummy bear, but …
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Latest Country Music News

Cancer Comes to Country Music
I can’t make up my mind: Has country music finally gone too far? Has the brilliant and powerful mastery of emotional manipulation that is its signature, its relentless effort to make you weep at all costs, at last taken it into territory the bitter end …
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30 of Country Music’s Biggest Acts Teamed Up to Create the Most Epic Music Video Ever
Just in case your calendars weren’t already marked, the CMA Awards (a.k.a. Country Music’s Biggest Night) are celebrating their 50th anniversary on November 2 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. To mark occasion (and get country music fans geared up for all the toe …
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Country Music Isn’t Country Music Anymore And Here’s Why
If Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Grahamâ’s pop-country mash-up performance at this year’s Grammy Awards over the weekend didn’t prove it, I’ll say it – country music isn’t just country music anymore. Their respective hits, Ballerini’s Peter Pan …
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Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music

Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music
With a talent for creating a certain entrancing energy within his sets and studio offerings, we were keen to get to know the budding producer a bit better, and it has been a busy few months for the Londoner, as he explained in this exclusive We Rave You …
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DJ Hodor’s Rave of Thrones Brings Nerds and Norms Together at Anthem
On screen, he’s the least significant sliver of television’s current largest ensemble cast, protector of a disabled, psychic prince and a hulking simpleton who communicates only through speaking his own name Hodor.” Outside of the Seven Kingdoms …
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DJ PREMIER RAVES OVER BLAQ POET / VIDEO
Blaq Poet’s new album Tha Blaqprint has the cosign that most rappers would give a limb to have. That co-sign is DJ Premier and in this new short video, his praise to Blaq Poet is front and center stage.
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