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2014-08-27 16:24:32

Center and Berklee provide local students opportunities for music education and college scholarships MIDLAND, Pa., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center's connection with Berklee College of Music is flourishing, as the institutions work together to increase the accessibility of quality music instruction. The Center, as one of only 47 partner sites with the Berklee City Music program, provides direct access to unrivaled higher education and...

2014-08-05 12:36:44

Radically simple media management solution (IBC booth 7.D07) is key to online course development BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With its unique mission to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business, Boston-based Berklee College of Music has gained a world-wide reputation for studies in jazz, rock, electric guitar, film scoring, songwriting, turntables, electronic production, and more than a dozen other genres and fields of study. Yet the college is...

2014-07-24 16:24:59

MONTPELIER, Vt., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- August 4-10 will be a music-filled week at Vermont College of Fine Arts as the MFA in Music Composition welcomes students and faculty to the summer residency. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140724/130244 In addition to a full line-up of concerts of student music performed by world class musicians, the MFA in Music Composition welcomes special guests George S. Clinton, Grammy and Emmy nominated film scoring composer...

2014-07-23 08:25:31

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two men whose innovations changed the way the world built cities shared more than just a creative streak -- they also share a bloodline. Experts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston have confirmed that Willis Carrier's great-grandmother, Lydia Otis, was cousins with Elisha Otis, making Carrier and Otis fourth cousins. Now, the Carrier and Otis brands are parts of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world's...

2014-03-20 23:03:34

The global Westin Well-Being Movement kicks off with local wellness events on March 20th. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The Westin Copley Place invites hotel guests, locals, and associates to experience wellness with free, open-to-the-public events hosted by RunWestin concierge Chris Heuisler and instructors from Back Bay Yoga during Westin's global well-being launch. On March 20, 2014, in recognition of International Happiness & Well-Being Day and the Spring Equinox, Westin...

2014-01-29 23:28:26

High performance realty firm, Boston Z Realty, moves their offices three blocks in order to accommodate their expanding business, and to house the growing team of seller’s and buyer’s agents. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Boston Z Realty, formerly located at 8 Newbury Street, Boston, has moved over the weekend to their new offices at 581 Boylston Street, Suite #604. The move is around the corner and is intended to facilitate their rapid expansion while keeping the firm’s...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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