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Vocal Music

A Return to Language

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

My friend and collaborator Seamus Heaney was buried two months ago. It seemed particularly cruel to me that we would lose a poetic giant in a time when the need for a return to language seems to be vital to the future of humanity.

Kenny Vance's Acapella Album Lovingly Revisits 1950s Music

Steven Rosen | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Kenny Vance put together the Planotones to revive the unadorned harmonies and delicate, almost-ghostly vocals of 1950s-era urban, street-corner doo-wop music. He's carved out a niche career doing so, the highlight of which has been his lovely modern doo-wop song "Looking for an Echo."

Tin Pan Alley Comes to Los Angeles Sunday to Kick Off Vocal Music Series

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

Los Angeles, of course, is known for its cultural diversity. And for decades, the city's live music programmers have worked hard to capture that at v...