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2013-04-09 08:27:24

National Museum of American History Adds Artifacts from Jazz Greats Weston and Hernandez Donation Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. April 9, Open to Media WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will mark the 12th annual Jazz Appreciation Month with a global cultural perspective April 9, receiving jazz artifacts from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master Randy Weston and Latin Jazz drummer Horacio "El Negro"...

2013-04-01 12:24:56

Recently Discovered Master Tapes From Sony Music Entertainment Vaults Reveal Impromptu Genius in The White House Seminar Program American Jazz Program NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to release -- for the first time ever -- the complete Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck performance from the White House Seminar American Jazz Concert, held on August 28, 1962. With the Washington...

2013-03-28 12:28:39

BOSTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reality Check on Un-Gyve Records features ten original tracks by superlative composer, arranger, and trumpeter Greg Hopkins plus a new take on the Rodgers and Hart "Spring is Here". Hear the humility and generosity of these master musicians performing these brilliant compositions, a musical dialogue born of a long-working band that has paid its dues, Reality Check is the real deal. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130328/NE84622-a...

2013-03-19 08:20:53

HALIFAX, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") (TSX: CHR.B CHR.A CHR.DB) today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per Class A and Class B share payable on or after April 16, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2013. These dividends qualify as eligible dividends in Canada and qualifying dividends in the United States. About Chorus Aviation Inc. Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") was incorporated on September 27, 2010 and is a...

2013-03-14 16:24:47

-Event unites culture and community activism in the Purchase tradition- PURCHASE, N.Y., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Purchase College-SUNY will present a screening of the award-winning documentary film More to Live For in the Music Building Recital Hall (735 Anderson Hill Road) on April 3, 2013. The event synthesizes two hallmarks of Purchase College -- performing arts and community activism -- by also featuring a bone marrow donor registry drive. The film screening, which is...

2013-02-28 12:25:58

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Kelly, The Jacksons, the Ojays, Tito Puente, Jr., and Akon will share the stage with renowned international and Saint Lucian artists during the newly renamed Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, April 30 to May 12, 2013. The Caribbean's premier cultural event is expected to attract thousands to the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark for the 13 day festival, which will also be held at scenic vistas across the island showcasing a new infusion of...

2013-02-27 08:27:14

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) today announced that it will be naming its building to honor the generosity of Herb Alpert, Lani Hall Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation. On March 11, 2013, the Harlem School of the Arts' iconic home in Harlem will officially be named "The Harlem School of the Arts - The Herb Alpert Center." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130227/NY66544 ) The Herb Alpert Foundation's philanthropy since 2010 has been...

2013-02-27 08:26:46

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 50 years ago "bossa nova" was a term barely known beyond Brazil, until in 1963 "Jazz Samba," the milestone recording by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, took the world by storm. In popularizing the seductive, syncopated "bossa" rhythm, it became the only jazz album in history to reach #1 on the Billboard pop chart in March 1963. It ranks as one of the biggest selling jazz albums of all time and brought Brazilian composers such as Tom Jobim to...

2013-02-15 08:22:17

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on the unpredictable, a trait that has kept his work with the trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood (MMW) fresh and surprising for more than twenty years. With A Different Time, his first solo piano project, Medeski once again takes his sound in a completely unexpected direction - unexpected even to him. "I had a more eclectic record in mind," Medeski says. "I wanted to put out something that would be more...

Humans Train Their Brain To Like Certain Music, Rather Than Rely On Nature To Do It For Them
2013-02-14 14:50:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has shown that those who dislike a certain style of music based on the sound of it, or the use of harmonies within, simply aren´t trying hard enough. In other words, our love of music and appreciation for harmony is a product of nurture, not nature. According to associate professor Neil McLachlan from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, people can learn to appreciate and even love different styles...