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Why Music?

WHY Music: Bridging the Cultural Divide

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

I had an amazing musical journey last week. While this isn't so uncommon for me, considering the abundance of opportunities I have to experience, cre...

WHY Music: Creativity and Music - The Next Evolution

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

We are clearly in good company when we speak to the necessity of fostering a child's creative development, and we embrace the essential role of music in cultivating that innate creative capacity within each of us.

WHY Music: The New Power Shake -- Blending Creativity, Well-Being and Learning

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

What is great about the omnipotent ingredient of music is that music is the juice that can make it all work together: cognitive and social development, motivation and emotional engagement, and mindfulness and well-being.

WHY Music: Music With A Heart

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

My hope is that, after the glitter and glamor of Grammy week has faded, the spotlight can continue to shine bright on, and draw the world's attention to music's critical role in these other areas of our lives and society.

WHY Music: Songs in the Key of Life

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

I remember, like it was yesterday, taking that road trip with my friends, Gerry & Marsha, to my hometown, Detroit, to hear Stevie Wonder perform at Cobo Hall.

Why Music? -- A Tribute to Andy Mackie

Carla Moreno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Carla Moreno

I fell in love with an intoxicating laughter, a mesmerizing gaze and a gentle soul. As soon as he said, 'Hello, you must be the lady from Seattle...' I immediately realized that I was in the presence of perhaps the most amazing person on the planet.

Why Music: Music Appreciation for the 21st Century

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

We are desperately in need of a new kind of music appreciation program -- one that offers everyone the "why" of music, impresses upon us its deeper values, and helps people better understand how we can most effectively harness its tremendous benefits and better integrate those into our daily lives.

Why Music, Part 9: Music and Spirituality

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Music is one of our most powerful gateways to connect to our spiritual nature -- our divine source -- the unseen, as well as to the universe around us and those other divine beings that inhabit it with us.

WHY?'s Yoni Wolf Has the Strength of an Approaching Asteroid

Stereo IQ | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

Yoni Wolf takes a step back to tackle life's disappointments with a newfound sense of appreciation for the graveness of it all, contrasting the tone of his previous albums, yet he hasn't lost his trademark sense for clever wordplay and underhanded irony.

Stereo IQ's Lyrics of the Week From Dinosaur Jr., WHY?, Grizzly Bear, Deftones and Daddy

Stereo IQ | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

Whether you're a fan of earth-shattering screams, loved Pineapple Express, or even if you're just eager to hear new tunes from the musical pioneers you've clung to for years, this week's Lyrics of the Week offers something for everyone.