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2009-08-15 12:27:26

The late U.S. musician Les Paul said in a Rolling Stone interview prior to his death that his dedication to performing live was a form of personal therapy. Rolling Stone reported online Friday that despite being in his 90s, Paul was dedicated to embracing the live performance atmosphere and spending time with friends, both new and old. I think it's therapy, Paul told the magazine in an interview nine months ago. I think that it's the love of the instrument and the fact that rather than to...

2009-08-13 12:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Les Paul, acclaimed guitar player, entertainer and inventor, passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones. He had been receiving the best available treatment through this final battle and in keeping with his persona, he showed incredible strength, tenacity and courage. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the thoughts and prayers from...

2009-08-11 17:00:06

Mike Seeger, half-brother of U.S. folk troubadour Pete Seeger and a musician in his own right, died in his Lexington, Va., home of cancer. He was 75. A six-time Grammy nominee, Mike Seeger was a major figure in preserving and perpetuating American folk music, especially the Appalachian music, the Roanoke (Va.) Times reported Monday. Seeger, who died Friday, was diagnosed in July with multiple myeloma. After a brief round of treatments at the University of Virginia Cancer Center, he returned...

2009-03-09 14:41:44

David Williams, a well-known session guitarist from Newport News, Va., who performed with Michael Jackson, Phil Collins and Madonna, has died. He was 58. A spokesman for Sentara hospitals told the Newport News Daily Press the musician died in Hampton last Friday, but declined to comment on media reports claiming complications from high blood pressure were to blame for his death. Williams, who also performed with Prince, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson and Van Halen, is perhaps...

2008-11-14 00:00:13

Many say musicians are born not made but most research shows the opposite -- indicating that parents are key to making a musician -- a U.S. researcher says. Gary McPherson of the University of Illinois says parents play a key role in determining the outcome of whether their child will become a musician. "The parents' role is absolutely crucial, and the emotional climate in the home is very important," McPherson said in a statement. "We've found that parents of successful kids tend to...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

Filmed at the legendary recording studio in London, Live from Abbey Road has seen a whole host of world-famous musicians perform in the famous Studio One since the series began in 2006. It's not often that a musician's reputation outshines that of the iconic studio, but in tonight's edition, the legendary Brian Wilson swings by. He will be performing classics from his extensive back catalogue, as well as new material from That Lucky Old Sun, his 10th album, which was released at the...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

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2008-09-04 21:00:23

By Janet Levaux There'll be a lot of edibles, music, art and more on tap during next weekend's Webster Street Jam, set for Sept. 13-14 on Webster between Central and Lincoln avenues. Musicians and other performers will share their talents on two stages, one on Central Avenue and the other on Lincoln Avenue. Entertainment will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 and from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14. The event is sponsored by the West Alameda Business Association....

2008-08-29 15:00:36

MUSICIAN and peacekeeper Fred Smith is in New Plymouth for a concert this week. Smith's work as a musician and radio broadcaster contributed to the success of the world's first unarmed peacekeeping force. Between 1999 and 2003, he worked as a civilian adviser to the Australian Army's peacekeeping mission on Bougainville Island, the eastern-most province of Papua New Guinea, following civil war on the island. He became fluent in the pidgin language of the region, Tokpisin, and used his...

2008-08-28 03:00:19

By Cockey, Linda The items marked with this symbol can be ordered via the MTNA website through our affiliation with Amazon.com. Go to www.mma.org and choose Member Services from the Membership option in the main menu bar for more information. INTRODUCTION Included for each annotation is a brief description of the content of the resource and the intended audience. Publishing information is included. Most books can be bought directly from the publisher, through amazon.com or can be obtained...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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