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2013-05-13 23:19:53

Created for digital-savvy students, Interactive Listening features Hollywood-style graphics, interactive 3-D instruments and computer games. At the same time, the iBook includes interactive educational content spanning 35,000 years of music, with sounds from every continent, from prehistoric cavemen to Beethoven to Coldplay. “I´ve never seen anything like it.” Jennifer Foxx, President of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Interactive...

2009-08-12 17:19:41

Residents of a small Italian town said their local priest has resumed ringing local church bells after a pause requested by the town's only tourist. Father Alfredo De Simoni of the town of Mezzema on a Ligurian hilltop conceded to the tourist's request that the church bells not be rung between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., but residents of the village of 85 people protested the absence of their usual 7 a.m. wake-up bell by taking to the streets banging pots and pans, ANSA reported Wednesday. The...

2009-05-28 06:40:00

John A. Allegro Examines Past and Present Manifestations of Musical Influence on Politics, Culture MIAMI, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Music, quite literally, plays on and reflects back to the politics and key social issues of any particular period in time. Modern musicologists emphasize the connection between music, politics and history and how cultural evolution can be traced through a parallel evolution of musical styles. In his publishing debut, "A Music Manifesto" (published by AuthorHouse),...

2008-10-04 09:00:14

By Craig Brown BYE BYE BLACKBIRDS www.youtube.com/watch?vHERE'S a slightly unnerving story of one man's overwork, a murder of, er, murderous crows and a computer which I wouldn't touch with a bargepole, all done in stop-motion animation. BOB-A-JOB WEAK? www.youtube.com/watch?vLONG-TIME Dylan fans will be well aware of his infamous 1966 tour documentary Eat The Document. Filmed by DA Pennebaker, it captured Dylan during his infamous "electric tour" of the UK, which saw him plugging...

2008-09-18 18:00:35

By FITZSIMONS, Tom Aggression and violence were the route to success for prodigious young composer Chris Gendall. By Tom Fitzsimons. -------------------- CHRIS GENDALL is the he softly- spoken 27-year-old Wellingtonian who picked up New Zealand's top annual award for contemporary classical composition at the Apra Silver Scroll awards in Auckland last week. Gendall won for his dense short piece Wax Lyrical, written for an octet of flute, clarinet, harp, piano and string quartet, and...

2006-03-30 00:10:00

LOS ANGELES -- Innovative funk rocker Prince scored his first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop charts in almost 17 years with his latest release, "3121," his record label said on Wednesday. The album sold 183,000 copies in the week ended last Sunday, and also ranked as his first release to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, according to a statement from Universal Records. Prince, 47, last topped the charts in 1989 with the soundtrack to the "Batman" movie, and also reached No. 1 in 1985 with...

2006-03-29 21:49:30

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Innovative funk rocker Prince scored his first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop charts in almost 17 years with his latest release, "3121," his record label said on Wednesday. The album sold 183,000 copies in the week ended last Sunday, and also ranked as his first release to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, according to a statement from Universal Records. Prince, 47, last topped the charts in 1989 with the soundtrack to the "Batman" movie, and also reached No....


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