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35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

Music: Beautiful. Inspirational. The Piano Guys.

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Marcus T. Wright

The power of harmonic sound provides an ever-present soundtrack to our lives. Through the greatest of joys and even the times of challenge, music - through song and sound - has the capability to unite us, define us, and undoubtedly, move us. There is no group that personifies this more at the moment than The Piano Guys.

Impromptu Performance: Piano Gave Me More than Music, It Gave Me My Grandfather

Sonia Shekar | Posted 10.21.2014 | College
Sonia Shekar

My grandfather taught me that without a form of communication, there is nothing that holds us together. These connections are capable of transcending the greatest divisions, whether it is among friends, families, or nations.

Astoria Characters: The Shaman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.30.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a piano tucked into the corner like a baby in a bassinet. It's guarded by a pair of guitars. But these instruments play second fiddle to the incense. There is none burning, yet the living room is filled with the memory of its sweet, seductive scent.

Hospital Janitor Plays Piano So Patients, Loved Ones Can 'Forget Their Worries'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

This janitor is bringing a little peace to the hearts of hospital visitors through his musical gift. Rolando Maaba, 55, works at Rockford Health S...

This Man's Impassioned Cover Of 'Say Something' On A Street Piano Will Leave You Speechless

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News

Watch out, A Great Big World, this man's gorgeous cover of "Say Something" will stun you. A video uploaded to YouTube captures Michael McNamara per...

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.

Building a New Generation of Peacemakers

Susan Bloch | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Susan Bloch

The entrancing chords of Coldplay's, Viva La Vida warmed the hall at Camp Brotherhood, a retreat center on the slopes of Mount Vernon, Washington. Thr...

What I Did This Summer, or How I Ended Up on Mr. B's Joybox Express With Jeff Daniels

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Khalid Hanifi

It started when my friend Mark Braun, better known as the blues and boogie-woogie piano phenomenon Mr. B, asked me to go for a bike ride with him, or rather with him and his custom built piano-bike contraption, the Joybox Express.

Trio Of Nonagenarian Musicians Proves 90 Is The Best Age For Creativity

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is e...

Pianist Plays Beethoven's 'Für Elise' In An Airport, Drops Our Jaws In The Process

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts

Passengers who happened to be at the Václav Havel Airport Prague at the same time as one very talented musician were given a rare treat in the form o...

Quadruple Amputee Hits A High Note And Plays Piano Once Again

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.05.2014 | Good News

One Massachusetts man was determined to make a comeback. A few years ago, everyday tasks were a struggle for Richard Mangino, a quadruple amputee f...

9-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Performs On 'America's Got Talent,' Absolutely Blows Us Away

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Good News

Get ready to feel pretty unaccomplished. Adrian Romoff, a 9-year-old from Atlanta who is currently in eighth grade, (that's right he's skipped five...

This Man Without Hands Plays The Piano And Reminds Us All We Can Accomplish Anything

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News

When a man with no hands creates beautiful music on a piano, we're forced to pause and rethink the seemingly insurmountable challenges in our own live...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Frederic Rzewski

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never be Defeated is one of those pieces that seems to have popped or plopped out whole and near perfect.

Daily Meditation: Reflection

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion

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

Inspiring Student Goes From Homeless To Carnegie Hall

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact

One Florida college student's musical talents have helped him to make the incredible leap from a homeless student to a performer at New York City's Ca...

Good Music and Good Vibes: Andrew Barrack's "High Off Of Love"

Judah Joseph | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Judah Joseph

There is something delightfully charming about a singer-songwriter's music when it teleports you to the beach without a care in the world. A calming paradise of sand, sun, palm trees, and good music.

Japanese Pianist Battles Holographic Version Of Himself

Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts

Japanese pianist Yoshiki Hayashi is well known for his flair onstage. The co-founder of the wildly popular group X Japan often dons elaborate, Dav...

A Message of Hope

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

After 47 years of marriage, five children and 14 grandchildren, my husband, Marc, lost his beloved wife to Alzheimer's. Phyllis's illness spanned 10 cruel, heart wrenching years during which Marc was her soul caregiver.

The Piano Extremist: Maestro of Euromaidan

Rebecca Novick | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

Though he is dressed up for a fight, this young man has for months now been performing lyrical recitals on old uprights for Kiev's Maidanites.

7-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Elias Phoenix Returns To 'The Ellen Show,' Continues To Be Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

Piano prodigy Elias Phoenix, 7, completely wowed us when he made his first appearance on "The Ellen Show," last month. At the time, we honestly couldn...

Brian McKnight Connects With Fans On and Off the Stage

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

A quick thrust of legendary singer Brian McKnight's hips had concert goers jumping out of their seats suddenly sending them into pure fan-demonium....

WATCH: Ellen Has 7-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Elias Phoenix On Her Show And He's Priceless

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Ellen DeGeneres had 7-year-old Elias Phoenix on her show Friday, and the exchange between them is an absolute overload of cuteness and hilarity. Wa...

2014 Meets 1939

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Remember, this WAS post-bar closing on New Year's Eve, so the fact that this lady was still upright and able to move her fingers was amazing in itself. But what happened next was even better.