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Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

John Boehner's At-Gavel Song: "Behind Blue Eyes"

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Pete Townsend wasn't thinking about Speaker of the House John Boehner when he wrote the song "Behind Blue Eyes," but Townsend has said that the song i...

Bettye LaVette: The High Priestess of R&B, Too Long Ignored

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leonce Gaiter

Unashamedly aged, rough, ragged and under absolute control, Betty La Vette could find depths of longing and desperation in a lyric that the songwriters probably didn't even know existed.

New Tunes On Monday: Green Day, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Tori Amos, Kate Voegele, and Mat Kearney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though Tori Amos' career may have suffered from being overly prolific and recording some questionable cover songs, every new album is a bouquet of interesting, intelligent songs for her loyal fans.

Beyond Thunderdome: Tina Turner's Greatest vs. Nikka Costa's Latest

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Competing for the title "Best Female Pop-R&B Artist Deserving Your Limited CD Dollars" come two fierce competitors, both with new projects worthy of your consideration.

Tit for Tat

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

In the run-up to the federal election, signs of the republican's self-confidence are, to paraphrase Pete Townsend, 'f-f-f-fading away'. But let me re...