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Subway Music

Welcome To The 'American Idol' Of NYC Subway Performers

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations. Seventy show...

Subway Performers Emerge From The Underground To Become Viral Rockstars

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.25.2014 | Good News

Meet the talented trio that has taken the Internet by storm. Too Many Zooz, an instrumental group known for playing in New York City's Union Square...

Eking Out A Life As A Subway Busker

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — To many, the real soundtrack of New York City plays out well below the street cacophony of rumbling traffic and honking ...

WATCH: Amazing Subway Sax Battle

Posted 04.01.2013 | New York

Whether it was staged or actually an authentic and spontaneous musical moment, this subway saxophone rumble is just great. The video, titled "SAX B...

Smelling the New York City Roses

Simi Lichtman | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York
Simi Lichtman

Today, I did the New York City equivalent of stopping to smell the roses: I stopped to listen to the train station musicians. I had 20 minutes until my train, and there were a couple of men sitting in Penn station playing beautiful music.

The Transformative Power of Art

Yvahn Martin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

Our society is growing and maturing at an exponential rate, yet we are more individually oriented than ever before. Our challenge remains to communicate effectively within an ever-widening community to bring about systemic social change.

WATCH: What Does The Subway Sound Like To A Composer?

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Musician, performer and interactive artist Alexander Chen has started an ambitious project tentatively titled 'Conductor', which uses the lines on the...

New York Philharmonic To Play Subway-Inspired Compositions By High School Students

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two subway-inspired compositions written by New York City high school students are being performed at Lincoln Center. Maestro Alan G...