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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Played With the Monkees

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.21.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Laughter. That's the first thing you hear in Gregory Briggler's second-floor walkup. The giggles and guffaws are coming from his three boisterous boy...

Megan O'Malley: Her Space in a Piece of History

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Johnathan Lee Iverson

When Megan O'Malley got the call to join the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® band, she was concerned. "Initially I was apprehensive," she says. "The trombonist before me was also a woman."

Astoria Characters: The Triumphant Tenor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"We all have many different voices," he says. "The voice is such an amazing instrument that I feel like a mad scientist who does different things with it. Like a painter, I try different colors out. It gives me joy every day of my life."

Trombone Skiing Goes Downhill (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.14.2013 | Weird News

Call it the new slide trombone. Los Angeles-based musician Sean Pawling played "Ride of the Valkyries" while downhill skiing in Lake Tahoe recent...