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Portrait of a Quiet Musician

Quiet Revolution | Karen Walrond | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Back when I was single and child-free, I was passionate about live music. Rarely a weekend passed without my visiting a smoky bar, listening to great ...

Gothard Sisters' New CD Inspired by "Love of Simple, Timeless, and Transcendent Things"

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

The Gothard Sisters, three sisters who are "multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA," have a new CD out this week, Mountain Rose.

Tristan Prettyman: From Sad Love Songs to Sweet Lullabies?

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Prettyman's hit songs shared an authentic vulnerability in which listeners could relate. So how will her fans identify with the jubilantly in love and now pregnant version of their Prettyman?

One Lesson I Learned From This Guitar Teacher (and It's Not How to Play)

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I remember the day I woke up without a dream to follow. I was visiting a friend in Maine, staying in a picturesque attic room with a gorgeous view o...

15 Mesmerizing Photos That Capture The Spirit Of Aging Musicians

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty

About five years ago, photographer Leland Bobbé, 66, went to a New York City club to hear a friend's band and spotted what he describes as "this cool...

Funeral For B.B. King Held In Mississippi Hometown

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississipp...

What Is the Secret to Best Appreciating Classical Music?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

There are a bunch of secrets to listening to classical music. For me the big turning point was recognizing the chronology of the music, so you can actually get in a composer's head.

B.B. "The King"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I can't say anything more than others have about B.B. King. Except perhaps that my mother loved her "Blues Boy" more than any other musician in the world. They were both from Mississippi, for one thing. But there was a whole lot more to it than that.

Modernity, Change And Why We Still Need Art

Michele Mariotti | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Michele Mariotti

I think that theater, with an eye to the development of new performative languages and adaptation to the times, will manage to redeem its role in upcoming years, a role that is as indispensable for every community as that of a hospital or school.

Blond Jesus: Singer Garrett Miller's Creative Eucharist for Marriage Equality and Beyond

Greg Archer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Greg Archer

Singer-songwriting Garrett Miller may not be the real incarnation of a Gay Messiah but on the creative front, he's definitely rising to the occasion.

This Is Why Freekbass Is a Bass and Epic Life Magician

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Freekbass is still a magician because when he has a bass in his hands, magic happens. I have been drawn to his magic for years and I'm so grateful to shine a light onto all of his awesome.

Stay With Us, Joni. We're Not Done Yet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.

Why It's Better to Call It the Subway

Tom Falco | Posted 05.04.2015 | New York
Tom Falco

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Giving Up Music for Lent

Trevor Cox | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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...