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Why It's Better to Call It the Subway

Tom Falco | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Tom Falco

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Giving Up Music for Lent

Trevor Cox | Posted 02.25.2015 | Science
Trevor Cox

Incidental music is also everywhere; turn on the TV, go to the restaurant, or watch a soccer game and you'll hear music. What effect does this widespread consumption of music have on us?

9 Business Lessons You Should Learn From Musicians

Simon Tam | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Simon Tam

You don't need to look at the next innovation from Apple to learn what you should be applying to your venture. If you want to create a loyal following but don't have a huge budget, learn from the people who achieve these goals on limited resources all the time: musicians.

Meet Baton Rouge's Hip-Hop Catholic Priest

The Advocate / The Associated Press | Terry Robinson | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The youngest priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge has a few confessions about his faith and his music: He didn't like the Ca...

Musician Jennifer Knapp's TEDx Talk About Being A Lesbian Christian

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

Grammy-nominated singer Jennifer Knapp spent years performing in front of crowds of people. She thought she’d outgrown her stage fright -- but it al...

The School of the Heartist -- Days of Founding a New School

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

It was time for me to speak more directly than I could with paintings -- to speak with living people -- in particular, those for whom creativity is a strong impulse that is sometimes problematic.

The Show Must Go On

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

Things go awry in life. Things go colossally awry in the entertainment business: Musicians cancel hours before televised concerts and screenwriters get creative cold feet. However, the two true tales below prove the entertainment universe rewards inventive action.

What Can a Deaf Composer Teach Hearing Impaired Kids About Music? More Than You Might Think

Michael Levin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Michael Levin

Even casual fans of classical music know of Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness. But could his hearing loss actually have been his greatest advantage as a musician?

Live in the Vineyard Selects Artists With a Key Ingredient: A Big Heart

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

Last month, I had the honor of attending Live in the Vineyard, a magical (and exclusive) music, food and wine festival in Napa, California. Twice a ye...

Bruno Mars: The Downest Dude on the Planet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

You don't have to know the history of funk to feel it. But knowing where he gets all that funky stuff -- and those crazy legs -- makes it a whole lot funkier. And more fun.

Interstellar Composer Hans Zimmer On Music and His Own Process For Scoring Films

Quora | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Fear, panic, invention, procrastination, conversation, more conversation with the director, more conversation with the DP (because I want to know what the color palette is), reading an enormous amount of books, more procrastination, more fear, and more deadlines until somebody yanks the score away from me.

The Lost Art of the Mix Tape

Peter Csathy | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Csathy

A few days back, my wife and I watched the John Cusack movie "High Fidelity." Classic movie for any music lover for many reasons -- not the least of which is that it unleashed hilarious Jack Black to the world.

Please Don't Miss Sonic Highways: Dave Grohl's "Love Letter To American Music"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Dave Grohl channeling his muse on his HBO series Sonic Highways I'm late to this party, but bear with me. Because I've just discovered that Dave Gro...

Crouching spider, hidden dragon horse (Longma in Beijing)

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News
Matjaz Tancic

I had never heard of La Machine before so I had no clue what to expect. But I definitely did not expect to see a 46 ton fire-breathing, smoke puffing,...

Keeping It Real With OneRepublic

Sarah Zapp | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Zapp

Ryan still calls Colorado home, now with his wife and kids. True to his roots going back to the day when his band was called just "Republic."

From Budapest With Love

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Adriana Aristizábal

New Yorkers expect the best of everything, and recently I had the opportunity to see one of the best: Zoltan Maga, Hungary's most celebrated violin virtuoso, a man who brings Hungarian cultural traditions to the rest of the world.

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Destani Wolf

When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.

Playing With Parkinson's

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Simply put, Sangeeta created new ways to make music -- using breakfast bowls, tabletops, found objects, his omnipresent bag of pills, and his Parkinson's-compromised voice.

Atlanta Symphony Lockout Is Enforced Silence

Alan Fletcher | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Alan Fletcher

What is needed, in Atlanta and everywhere, is the recognition that all sides play a part. It's how philanthropy works -- a partnership, an investment, a shared good. It's how artistry works. Dare I say, it's how excellent management works.

The Music Industry Formula for Success Does Exist

Patrick Hess | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Most recipes have an order or priority when adding ingredients. They are sometimes laid out in a particular order because it makes the end meal taste better. In the case of music, the order isn't always as critical as the time needed to prepare and cook the meal.

The Antidote for 'Anaconda' and Minaj

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I watched the Minaj twerk fest once, and tears welled up. Not for joy. But because I remembered my mother and a whole host of proud black sistahs who fought sooooo hard to be something other than their asses.

God's Most Gifted...

Craig Stewart | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Jo Dee Messina's Me Will Make Your Soul Sing: New Album Wows Fans

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

If you've ever been told you couldn't do something, if you've ever been told no when you really wanted a yes, if you've ever had to muster up all your guts and gumption to do it anyways, then Jo Dee Messina's new tunes will strike a chord with you.

Put the Smartphone Down and Enjoy the Show!

Reid Wegley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reid Wegley

The smartphone craze is destroying the concert-going experience, at least according to the musicians and the pro photographers who take pictures of sa...

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.