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Introducing The Netflix Of Concerts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment

Concert addicts, rejoice: The Netflix of live performances has finally arrived. Jukely, an iOS app that helps users find concerts nearby and connec...

Rhythm and Bruise: How Cuts to Music and the Arts Hurt Kids and Communities

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Art and music convey important skills that often are overlooked. Researchers have long touted their positive effects on student brain growth and development, but the exercise of those skills in artistic pursuits like band and chorus adds a whole new dimension of teamwork, perseverance and commitment.

Czech's Mix: Crossroads Festival in Ostrava Part 1 (video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The massive Colours of Ostrava Festival books major (and less major) acts from the world over. This year, there was a special opening night entitled "Crossroads" dedicated solely to currents in Czech music.

Peter Frampton Is Now The Destroyer Of Phones

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

When Peter Frampton sets the rules, you better believe he will see that they are followed. Fans at Frampton's concert in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday,...

#AOLBUILD Spotlights Lindsey Stirling

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "'You're too different' is what everyone said (...) I think it's so ironic that the very reason I was told I would never b...

The Biennale, the Bungalow, and the Birds (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The choreographer William Forsythe developed a new acoustic performance for Bungalow Germania, the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale...

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

Big Music from Small Places: Maya Kamaty at AME (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

My previous post on Cape Verdean Singer Neuza, resulted in a trip to the AME, The Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde. As impressive as the local tal...

Habib Koite: A West African Fête at the City Winery (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Habib Koite, one of Mali's most beloved singer/guitarists was in town last month to promote his new CD "Soô" on Contre Jour Records. He packed NYC's ...

The World's Sexiest "Rocklesque" Show is Back on Stage

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Wes Hurley

Though her name may be different, one will still find the same quality in her shows -- sublime yet raw in the best rock 'n' roll kind of way.

From Lena to Leela

Betty Goldstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Betty Goldstein

After my evening routine of administering my husband's medications, checking his blood pressure, parking the wheelchair, setting up the walker, and ge...

From Another Green Isle: Cape Verde's Neuza at SOB's (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I expected a somewhat bare bones acoustic presentation from this, but as soon as I walked into sound check, I heard a fully electrified band warming up. The signature cavaquino (Portuguese ukulele) was there, but so was a synthesizer and a full kit.

Dance And Capitalism: A Love-Hate Relationship

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.16.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

What is the biggest crisis facing contemporary concert dance? If you ask almost anyone in the field, they won't say talent is sparse. They won't say there is a creativity deficit. They won't say there aren't enough innovative collaborators.

Amira Sings Balkan Sevdah at WOMEX 2013 (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Amira is certainly one of the best known of the new generation of Sevdah artists. Raised in Bosnia-Herzegovina, she learned most of the songs in her repertoire from her mother. She also displays the kind of bel canto interpretation that characterizes the form.

A Siren Song From the Emily Portman Trio (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

What is lovely is that these songs feel if they have been around for centuries, and even though the poetic lyrics may be postmodern in sentiment, they still stem from the magic and mayhem that pervades myths and folktales.

Silence: The Absence of Sound?

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

The use of silence and stillness is nothing new to concert dance. It has been used for decades, often for the very purpose of subverting audience expectations. It has the power to draw our attention to our breath, to our body, and to our impulses.

Aussie Singer/Songwriter Mark Wilkinson Plays CMJ Music Marathon Thursday, October 17

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Close on the heels of the release of his acclaimed second studio album, Australian singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson started his first U.S. tour earlie...

OntheFloor: Ani Taj and the Dance Cartel Are Back!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Many moans and groans have been heard these past years regarding the death of downtown New York. OntheFloor may not be really downtown in the old sense of the word, but it comes pretty damn close!

Has Miley Cyrus Gone Too Far?

Mona Elyafi | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
Mona Elyafi

Putting things back into perspective, in the "let's give them something to talk about" gratuity and PR stunt department, Miley Cyrus is certainly not reinventing the wheel.

The Meaning of Life -- Or at Least University Life

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.14.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

It is precisely the minutia, the day to day, the way in which you get from the first day of school to the day you graduate that will define the quality of your answer to that question: "What does it all mean?"

Music Improv NighT at Studio BE -- Chicago's New Must-See Improv!

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Liz Joynt Sandberg

Chicago, I'm here to tell you that you've got to see this magic. The world we hope for most - the one where we build something incredible out of nothing but each other - is available for the taking every Wednesday. I don't want you to miss it.

Summer Concert Guide for the European Backpacker: Italy

Party Earth | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

While the art, architecture, history and food may catch your attention; Italy also has a busy summer schedule of concerts. Here at Party Earth, we have narrowed down five great venues in three of Italy's principal cities.

Green Day at Berkeley, With Exclusive Slideshow by Natalie Nesser

Melissa Webster | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

"It's been a long time since I've been able to say this. Berkeley, California!" shouted Billie Joe Armstrong to his screaming hometown crowd at The Greek Theater on April 16, blowing kisses to the audience. 2013-04-27-greendaypull.jpg

Sam Beam and Glen Hansard in the Heart of Hollywood

Andrew Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Reilly

After an encore of playful covers including "Debris" by the The Faces and "Blue Eyes" by Willie Nelson, Beam and Hansard split another encore. The crowd didn't want to go home.

Artwork Is Work

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Artwork is work. Art does not come into existence in a single fell swoop of expressive resolution. Art is not a hobby to a professional artist. Art is labor. Choreographer, painter, composer: these are occupations.