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

Daniel Asia | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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."

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Actress/Singer MacKenzie Porter Is on AMC's Hell on Wheels

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Ahhh, the gorgeous MacKenzie Porter. MacKenzie is a self-starter who has entertainment in her genes. Music, acting and I'm sure there will be something else she takes on during her career!

Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.

What I Learned From My Dad

Andrea Meyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Andrea Meyer

His slight inaccessibility was probably a big part of what made my sister and me adore him as he did. He was good-looking, smart, talented and hard-to-get -- what more could a young girl want?

These Violinists Broke Out In Musical Protest On The Tarmac After Being Booted From Flight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.29.2014 | Good News

Forget snakes. On this plane, it's violins that have people treble-ing. Seriously. Musicians Nicolas Kendall and Zach De Pue were kicked off a U...

Lindsey Stirling: The Phenom with the Violin

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marcus T. Wright

Nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the same category as Lady Gaga and Daft Punk. Shined in a harmonious duet with John Legend. Closing in on 4....

The Sound of Music in Slovakia

John Feffer | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
John Feffer

The break-up of Czechoslovakia was generally amicable. Two-third of everything went to the Czech Republic and one-third to Slovakia, the formula based on the relative populations.

What's Your Story?

Stuart Gunter | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Stuart Gunter

So, Chris, what's your story? I'm an auricular raconteur and sonic archeologist. I listen to old 78s that were recorded before our parents were born,...

You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.

Itzhak Perlman: 'Teaching Is Essential' For My Success

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts

Grammies, a Kennedy Center Honor, a National Medal of Arts -- you name it, violinist Itzhak Perlman's won it. Now 68, Perlman started playing the ...

A Russian-American Love Story

Briana Murphy | Posted 05.26.2014 | Arts
Briana Murphy

I've been saying "he," and after learning and performing this sonata, I can quite truthfully say that I am in love with Shostakovich. But in reality, this love story is about loving difference.

String Cover Of 'Happy' Is Too Perfect For International Day of Happiness

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment

Today is International Day of Happiness. Coincidentally, there happens to be a very popular song by Pharrell Williams practically everywhere right now...

Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love' Made Classic With A Violin Loop Cover

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

When violinist David Wong isn't performing alongside one of our absolute favorite groups, Postmodern Jukebox, transforming modern pop music into style...

Diplomacy

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Works of art in dark times have often reminded us of our best. It is important to document and reinforce the human spirit when there seems to be so little of it in the world.

Recovered Violin Confirmed As Stolen Stradivarius

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The rare multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen last month from a concert violinist in Wisconsin has been recovered, police...

WATCH: Phenomenal Violin Loop Cover Of Ellie Goulding's 'Burn'

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The use of live looping within music is an art form that takes some serious skill and finesse to pull off. Luckily, those happen to be two things that...