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A-Sides 'Cover On Demand' -- Filter's Richard Patrick Channels Oz and Bowie; Vancouver Artist Seeks Toronto Chick

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Welcome to a new addition to thisisasides.com "Cover-on-Demand." This segment asks artists to perform a song stuck in their head on the fly -- whether it's a line, a verse, or the whole darn song.

Astoria Characters: The New Father

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.19.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Kyle Marshall is still new at this father stuff, and he wants to make sure he's doing a good job.

Anat Cohen Swings in the New Year on Toast of the Nation

Penny Schwartz | Posted 12.29.2015 | Arts
Penny Schwartz

In a New Year's Eve encore of a not-to-be-missed performance, master reed player Anat Cohen kicks off 2016 on National Public Radio's Toast of the Nation, a musical celebration featuring jazz giants from across the country.

'What Would You Do with a Blank Piece of Paper?' Pt. III

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Berklee Valencia's blank piece of paper is now very full of experience, experiments, curricula, partnerships, students, alumni and community.

'What Would You Do With a Blank Piece of Paper?' Pt.II

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

In my first installment, I looked at the creation of the extraordinary new campus and cutting edge curriculum that Berklee College of Music has develo...

'What Would You Do with a Blank Piece of Paper?' Part I

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

If you are a Star Trek fan, you can easily visualize this: A fleet of Klingon star ships decloaking and landing in a dry riverbed in the middle of a beautiful city. Because, to my eye at least, that is just what the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain looks like (the star ships are benign, of course!).

Students At Berklee College Of Music Are Asking, 'What Is Being?'

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion

Berklee College of Music, located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, is one of the world’s largest schools for aspiring singers, producer...

Tomo Fujita: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Jason Landry

If he is not teaching young, aspiring guitar students at the Berklee College of Music, you can find Tomo Fujita hosting guitar clinics, posting guitar videos to his YouTube channel, or on stage playing his unique blend of jazz and blues music.

The Education Department's College Scorecard Unfairly Stigmatizes Arts Institutions

Roger H. Brown | Posted 10.15.2015 | College
Roger H. Brown

The College Scorecard makes the somewhat obvious point that music and arts students earn less across the board than healthcare, biotech, business, and technology, students, though they all share an enterprising mindset vital for success.

Lawrence "Larry" Watson Talks Music For Social Change and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Lawrence "Larry" Watson who is performing with his Jazz Group "Workforce" and special guest guitarist Shun Ng at the Promise Place School Boston Gala that takes place Saturday September 26, 2015 at the Seaport Boston Hotel.

Premiering New Video, Amy and the Engine Want You to Join the 'A' Team

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Give Amy Allen a capital "A" for effort while the singer-songwriter also makes an upper case for herself in the Ambition Department. Backed by the group she started forming in February 2014, Allen is revving up for a promising music career with Amy & the Engine.

BerkleeICE & beIN SPORTS Create The Soundtrack Of Copa America

Anahita Bahri | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Anahita Bahri

HackingFutbol was a great example of what can happen when you bring people together from different backgrounds, making it a truly international collaboration. However, this is not the end of the road for BerkleeICE and beIN SPORTS.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Electro-shamanic duo, Lulacruza (Luis Maurette and Alejandra Ortiz), are beautifying the sonic world with their earthly sounds and profound lyricism. A perfect blend of electronic and acoustic, the music of Lulacruza encompasses the spirit of humans, animals and nature.

Making All the Write Moves, Liz Longley Arrives With Revealing Album, Interview

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Ask musicians to honestly talk about their work, and they'll likely admit that talent only takes you so far.

Martin Shore and Berklee City Music Join Forces With 'Take Me to the River' Educational Initiative

Michelle Edgar | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In honor of Black History Month last week at the Apollo, director and producer Martin Shore and legendary artists celebrated the launch of an educational mission to empower and educate students.

Lulacruza Creates Unique Visual Album Esperando el Tsunami

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Water is an elemental part of human existence, keeping us clean, hydrated and buoyant. We have manipulated it, polluted it, cleaned it and harnessed its power. Some live harmoniously with it while others usurp it.

New Artist Reviews: Goste

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The genre of electronic music has vastly evolved since the early days of techno. It is no longer simply an underground phenomenon but now a trusted method of production spanning almost every style of music.

An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. What follows is (most of) our conversation.

Exclusive! World Premiere of Sofia's Video 'Friendly Little Ghost'

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

I got the chance to interview up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia recently. If you don't know who she is, you're going to want to. Think kd lang meets John Mayer.

Astoria Characters: The Two Cooks in the Kitchen

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.28.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Elbow to elbow. When Mariantonia and Guillermo Hung are working in the kitchen, that's how it is. Their husband-and-wife fast-food restaurant, Pao & Cha-Cha, is the size of a one-man food cart.

Pianist Chad Lawson's New Album: The Chopin Variations

Julie Ingram | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Julie Ingram

This beautiful conversation between Chopin and modern-day musicians reminded me how lucky we are that through music, we can still converse with ideas and sensitivities of the past, and that these ideas can still speak to our hearts with relevance.

Jessica Kane

This Student Is The Future Face Of Funk Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Kane | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

How many female bass players could you name on the spot? There's a pretty good chance your answer would be zero, but there's one name you should be ge...

Jimmy Page To Grads: 'Music Has So Much Power ... I Pass That On To All Of You'

Posted 05.11.2014 | College

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page kept it short and sweet when he was given an honorary degree at the Berklee College of Music Saturday in Boston. ...

The New Kids On the Block: AARMAXX

Judah Joseph | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

Why is AARMAXX production team worth following? Its co-founders are in their early 20's, they are surrounded by inspired talent, and they have drive. While many production teams will invest fully in a single genre, AARMAXX "doesn't discriminate."

Zoya: World Music Meets Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter

Anahita Bahri | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Anahita Bahri

After hearing the North Indian sounds in her music, along with her entrancing vocal style and lyrics, I knew I had to spread her music and story to other music lovers.