Current standards set by the masses suggests that black men and women cannot artistically express anger, be imperfect, invoke rebellion, find humor in their woes, be unapologetically sexual, explore taboos, and re-appropriate the tumultuous barriers placed on us.
Hawke's documentary film captures that intimate conversation in which Seymour Bernstein bares his soul and reveals his true passion -- to transform young, gifted pianists into fine interpreters of music.
A new singing group filled with famous names and legendary voices has officially been formed. Martha Wash, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Linda Clifford are The First Ladies of Disco.
Beyond the big names, free stuff and non-stop parties, the real reason everyone comes to SxSW is to discover The Next Big Thing. This year, that is most definitely Christine and the Queens.
Cords for Music is a social enterprise I started last year. We produce and sell jewelry and design objects. We give a portion of all our sales to organizations that support music education in public schools and underserved communities.
Red Pill is not cool in your stereotypical rapper way. There's no flashy attitude or a sense that he constantly needs to be the center of attention. It's a bit of that Almost Famous/William Miller uncool mystique with him.
Having risked my physical wellbeing by sampling one of the less healthy options at Whataburger in yesterday's report, I decided it was time for some pampering here at SxSW, which thankfully is in ample and free supply.
If SxSW has a focal point, it's definitely 6th street, the main drag which runs through downtown Austin and plays host to a plethora of bars and music venues.
Noel Gallagher has sold over 70 million records worldwide, witnessed his choruses become chanted by fans as if they were a gospel choir, and might be the only British rock star to appear on more magazine covers than Kate Middleton.
"Music is like God. It's intangible," proclaims Seymour Bernstein. I couldn't agree more. Anyone that has ever had the hair on their arms raised by ...
From the first few rhythmic beats of the opening track, "Go Far," I was hooked. Soulful sound? Check. Appealing, familiar tonality? Check. Thought-provoking and inspiring lyrics? Check.
Apple Watch, Apple Watch, Apple Watch. Everyone's talking about the Apple Watch. And I'm just tuning out.
If you really open yourself up to it, Mozart's music is anything but that. It's timeless, it's full of emotion, and it has everything to do with how we as humans feel, even today. In a world where most music burns heavy and burns out quickly, the flame of Mozart's music still burns as warmly as it did when he first wrote it.
After listening to TPAB, I feel stirred into good works. I feel compelled to apologize for all of the unedited sermons, uninspired exhortations, and unthoughtful utterances I've shared in over fifteen years of ministry with words.
That song you can't get out of your head might be doing something more than prompting you to hum the tune, according to a new scientific study on genes and music.
The power residing in the single is malleable. Perhaps the time has come for musicians and label executives to begin treating singles and albums as two separate entities.