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Music Strings Together Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine a spotlight on seven recent recipients of seed grants, allowing their visions to become a reality. This...

Keb' Mo': From Behind The Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

"I had been playing since I was twelve years old, but I didn't have that ah-ha moment until I was thirty-nine. The good thing is, I still got a good amount of life left."

Aging Is Easier When You Have Jagger, Dylan And Stewart

Janie Emaus | Posted 07.05.2016 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

It's unbelievable to me that Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and Joni Mitchell, to name just a few, are in their seventies. Yes, their seventies! It drives home the fact that we are no longer the younger generation and haven't been for quite some time.

The Magic of Music

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

We know the power of artistic expression, and we know that music is essential to life, growth and our well-being, but do we really know how to share this gift of music?

Presenting Princess Shaw

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

She, Samantha Montgomery, is a 39-year-old who works a 9-5 at a nursing home in a rough section of New Orleans. On her own time, she takes on the pers...

5 Quick Financial Facts About Top Entertainers

MoneyTips | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
MoneyTips

Katy Perry was the highest-paid singer of 2015, raking in an incredible $135 million.

BottleRock kicks off with Franti's Do It For the Love Benefit

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Why would a musician give away tickets to live concerts of other artists? When I heard that musician Michael Franti and his wife Sara Agah created an ...

The Future of Music: The Language of Diplomacy

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Montclair Diplomats

Through the combination of diplomacy and technology we are becoming a more integrated society. Music is the proof and leading language used to help keep us mixing and interacting with each other and each other's content.

Prince's Death and the Music of My Life

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Ancona-Roach

The death of Prince last week really knocked me for a loop. As I shared with my son the day of the sad news, his music was a thread woven through much of my young adulthood and beyond.

Musician Sara Niemietz Talks the Grand Ole Opry and Being On Tour With Postmodern Jukebox

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

'Listen a lot. So much of what I've learned has come from listening to old records, going to shows, and keeping my ears open. Be proactive! It's so important to hone your skills, but you can't exist in a vacuum. '

What Caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane to Crash?

Quora | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Quora

What Caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane to Crash? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

The Best Quotes from Time Magazine's 18 Most Influential Artists of 2016

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

This week Time Magazine revealed their 2016 list of '100 Most Influential People.' Included are 23 "Pioneers," 15 "Titans," 18 "Artists," 31 "Leaders,...

The Prince is Dead. Damn

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Uncle. No really. We're down, God. You can stop now. Please, stop now. I mean, Prince -- are you kidding me right now? You're going to hear the history all over the place. TV and radio and the net have pretty much stopped broadcasting anything but that right now.

Raising a Rock Star

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Lisa R. Petty

My son is the type of person who would NEVER call himself a rock star. He is and will be a musician. To say that I am proud of my son would be like s...

Interview: Stormy Mondays

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment
Anthony Tinsman

(Randy Radic contributed to this interview) What's your favorite song to belt out in the car or the shower? Great question! I like to sing stuff tha...

This Musician Travels the World With a Piano, and the Result is Beautiful

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.07.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

While travelling internationally as a North American is by no means a novel concept, every so often someone does it a little differently, capturing the world's collective attention in the process. Few phenomenon stimulate the human spirit quite like music, and a unique example of using musical performance as a focal point of the travelling experience is the story of Outspeaker Dotan Negrin.

Highway to Hearing Hell: Musicians and the Danger of Deafness

Trevor Cox | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science
Trevor Cox

Deafness isn't only a concern for rock musicians, or drum and bass DJs - from classical violinists to pop singers, in recent years it's become clear that anyone around music a lot has reason to be equally worried.

'To End Gun Violence, We Must Focus on People,' Says 'The Voice's' Adley Stump in Interview No. 6 by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

An Open Letter to Highly Creative Iconic Artists and Thought Leaders

Jenev Caddell | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Jenev Caddell

You were born for greatness -- to leave an indelible mark on the world with your mission, vision, art and work.

How to Handle Your Books When Your Money Is Off the Books: Financial Planning in a Freelance World

Michael Most | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Michael Most

Freelancing and being self-employed are the new frontier in the American economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of self-empl...

Interview: Nic Nassuet

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Anthony Tinsman

(Randy Radic contributed to this interview) What is the most trouble you've ever gotten into? I guess that depends on your version of "trouble". Fo...

Fighting Chicken Nuggets of Key West

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Brought to the island as fighting cocks but then set free from the brutal blood sport to roam as protected citizens of Key West, the roosters have become a cultural treasure, symbolic of co-existence and a liberated mindset.

Founder Of Spotify Says Your Taste In Music Is More Specific Than You Think

Quora | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

We chose a narrow market to begin with that we knew how to serve well - Sweden. Had we started with the US there's no way we would still be around. The US market just wasn't ready.

Why Should Music?

Jessica Voigt-Page | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Jessica Voigt-Page

Should experiencing music enrich people's lives? I hope it does, but do those without music or musical enjoyment lack enrichment? If music should challenge people's perceptions of their current reality, is it then wrong for them to peacefully enjoy it?

Shining Star: Celebrating Maurice White

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The best way to remember Maurice is to listen to him. And one of my favorite performances was on the old "Live By Request" show for which Mark McEwen was the ever genial host.