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In Space, No One Can Hear You Play

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Sam: "Stacy. My name is Sam Factotum, and I represent several artists who are interested in performing out of this world. I understand that there is fierce competition for who will be the first."

8 Singers Who Have Given Amazing Surprise Performances

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Everyone loves seeing their favorite singers in concert, and the only thing that could be better is seeing those musicians out on the street. Imagine ...

Never Too Old: The Subway Musician

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

I used to just enjoy the music, sometimes leave a tip for the entertainment and continue on my way, but now I have an insatiable appetite for the story behind the older street musician.

Discovering The Symphony Of Life On Shemini Atzeret

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 12.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

This work calls upon us to imitate God in order to bring God's presence into our lives and the lives of others. On Shemini Atzeret, we think about God seeking to linger in our presence because God needs us as much as we need God.

A Conversation With Joshua Bell, Featured Guest Artist at opening of San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Joshua Bell is among the premiere violinists in the world. He is ultimately charismatic and the perfect guest artist for the SF Symphony's Centennial Gala.

Experience Beauty Like A Child

Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D.

Despite massive upheavals and not a lot of good news -- financial terror, vast corruption, and global and environmental disaster -- the world is still an infinitely magnificent place.

The Opening of the Smith Center

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

What is especially exciting is that the rationale for the Center has little to do with the millions of people who travel to Las Vegas every year to enjoy the hotels, gambling and shows for which Las Vegas has become famous.

French Impressions: A Conversation With Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

French Impressions is a clever little title that brings three of the great works from the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century French repertoire.

Music and Spirituality: Thoughts on Cesar Franck's Violin Sonata

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
Alan Elsner

There is something feverish about listening to Cesar Franck. Something in this music takes you to another place. The hairs rise on the back of your neck. The response it evokes is physical as well as intellectual.

Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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5 Crazy Street Performers (Who Happened To Be Geniuses)

Cracked.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Even when times are good, you're going to see guys on the corner asking for money in return for the privilege of watching them struggle through "Free ...

STREAMING LIVE NOW: Violinist Joshua Bell And Pianist Yuja Wang Live On MediciTV

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

To hear the tones bouncing from violinist Joshua Bell's strings is an experience in and of itself. To see the sweat form on his brow (and his vivacio...

ARTISTS SPEAK: Interview With Violinist Joshua Bell

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, 42, returns to the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday with a program of Mahler and Bruch. The boyish classical sup...

MUSIC UNITES TO SHOWCASE YOUNG VIOLINIST CHARLIE SIEM

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

The week of violinist Charlie Siem's Carnegie Hall performance, Music Unites will host a ticketed benefit concert with the British virtuoso at SPiN NY...

Music Unites Gets Behind Mikhail Simonyan To Raise Funds for Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites will be hosting an event for Russian-Armenian violinist virtuoso Mikhail Simonyan and musicians from the New York Philharmonic on June 14...

MUSIC UNITES CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

It was just one year ago that New York-based charity Music Unites was founded by Michelle Edgar to support music education in underfunded inner city s...

Bach's Brilliant Friends

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jan Herman

Bach on the organ? Of course. On the cello? Naturally. On the violin? Sure. But Bach on the banjo? The ukelele? The mandolin? How about the glass harp? And let's not forget a cappella.

A Documentary About Bach Gives Food for Thought

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alan Elsner

One of the most fascinating documentaries I've seen recently is Mike Lawrence's Bach and Friends. Bach is like a drug; once you experience your first high, you always want more.

Reflections On Taylor Swift and the Music Biz Boogeyman

Jorge Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jorge Hernandez

We're tired of all the superficial, talentless artists the music biz boogeyman is forcing on us.

Joshua Bell "At Home With Friends" for a Good Cause: Music Education

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

On Januaury 25th, Joshua Bell invited the audience into his house for an evening of music and merriment benefiting two charities close to his heart, Music Unites and Education Through Music.

Science and the Arts to Meet Up Tonight in New York

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

The worlds of science and the arts -- which don't frequently intersect -- will meet tonight in New York, at the opening gala of the World Science Festival.

Take Time To Stop And Smell The Gene Weingarten

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post's Gene Weingarten won the Pulitzer for Feature Writing for the delightful "Pearls Before Breakfast," an experiment in context, beauty, and willingness to ignore the rest of the world for the sake of your Blackberry.