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'The Path Through Science to Bach's Emotions'

New England Conservatory | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Twice in my life I had devoted time to performing and recording these works; I felt the itch to do it one more time. This, I knew, might be the last time, and I wanted it to be special. I also thought it might be an opportunity to write about this music. In order to do it well, I wanted to do some research.

6 Life Lessons I Learned From My Fiddle

Pam Bauer | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

This year marked my five-year fiddle anniversary. It was five years ago when I walked into a music shop and asked, "Do you offer fiddle lessons?" I ...

Dancing With the Star

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Miri Ben-Ari

I asked Jevgeni Davidov, an award winning and critically acclaimed dancer, to share his experience of dancing, competing, teaching and touching people's lives with the art of dance.

Astoria Characters: The Violinist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.24.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Why the violin? Marina Fragoulis isn't quite sure why she chose it. She was 10, and all she knew was that, for no particular reason, she didn't want...

This Band Plays Music Underwater, And It’s Hauntingly Gorgeous

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.23.2016 | Good News

One group is making waves with their enchanting underwater music. Between Music, a band from Denmark, performs submerged in tanks. The five-piece grou...

Jenny Oaks Baker: America's Violinist

Battersby Duo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

In a series of recent interviews, we had with Jenny Oaks Baker, she had the opportunity to explain about her passion for performance, about her PATREON video sponsors, and how she manages to juggle her career while being the mom of 4 young children.

Detroit Kids and Violins: Making Beautiful Music Together

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 04.20.2016 | Detroit
Dean Dauphinais

Last week my wife and I had the rare pleasure of attending concerts on consecutive nights. The first one involved one of the biggest names in rock and...

Aaron Weinstein Makes Blue Monday Red Hot

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.29.2016 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras. It was assembled from bits approximately 300 million years ago, and it began to break apart about 175 million years ago. Now a piece has landed in Manhattan.

WATCH: Amazing 8-Year-Old Excels Beyond Measure Despite Disability

HooplaHa | Posted 03.11.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Nicki Alarie does not know the word 'can't.' Born with a hand deformity she doesn't have use of her second hand like we do. Her 'small' hand only allo...

WATCH: Woman Films Herself For 2 Years As She Learns To Play The Violin

LittleThings | Jade Walker | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts

As adults, it can be challenging to learn new hobbies. We’re usually all pretty set in our ways, but that doesn’t mean we should hold ourselves ba...

The One Item From Home I'd Take With Me To Mars

Mohammed Sallam | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Mohammed Sallam

I became a promising classical violinist by the age of 10. Two years later I joined the orchestra, and then I became leader of the orchestra. Glamorous, neat, classy, we toured everywhere playing classical music in opera houses. I loved it, but with every concert my "little dream" of becoming an astronaut was fading away without me even realizing.

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

The Long And Lonesome Journey Of A Stolen Stradivarius

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980...

When Music Restores Faith in Humanity

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Let's face it -- the news is depressing. This is nothing new, and it isn't likely to change any time soon. Therefore, it's always refreshing to come across a story that manages to uplift, in spite of connections to difficult issues in both our past and present.

Daily Meditation: Take Action

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Concertos of Jaffe, Tower, Albert and Rouse

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

In this article I discuss a number of wonderful recent concertos. This is not to suggest that the composers of these works haven't written many other meritorious pieces in other genres.

Women and Self-Defense

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...

Ladies, 10 Tips for Discrimination at Work

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Miri Ben-Ari

Here is a list of 10 tips that I found to be effective and I hope that could be useful if you ever find yourself in a situation like that, you should always refer to an attorney for legal advice.

Students Perform Concert With 9-Year-Old Violinist Day Before Her Brain Surgery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.09.2015 | Good News

The show must go on -- and this young student's fellow musicians made sure it did. Sophie Fellows, a 9-year-old from Colchester, Vermont, was play...

WATCH: 7-year-old Violinist Hopes To Bring Peace Through Music

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices

Meet Leah Flynn, a pint-sized violin prodigy with a heart of gold. At just 7-years-old, Leah has become an extraordinary violinist whose recorded ...

Jack Fry's Triumphant Einstein! Premieres in Hollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Shifting from autobiography to biography, Fry breathes fresh life into one of history's greatest minds (much like Val Kilmer's brilliant channeling of Mark Twain) with the funny, touching, and intimate, Einstein! at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre Fridays and Saturdays through November 22.

Can Money Buy Everything?

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I know it is not an easy decision to cancel such a major event that impacts so many people, including myself. I am sure that all Nobel Peace Laureates scheduled to attend this summit would have loved to celebrate their achievements next week in South Africa.

Lights Go on Part XXI: Now

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I love "Now." I didn't always -- used to look into the future a lot, then in the past a lot -- then somehow, "Now" and the power it brings with it, ...

Name One Thing in Your Life That Throws You Out of Balance

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Miri Ben-Ari

I would like to invite you to check yourself during the course of one day and see what situations throw you out of balance and how they affect you, your life and your surroundings. Some people spend their precious time interfering the balance of others, for the sake of being "right."