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2011-06-24 14:37:00

MANCHESTER, Tenn., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A combination of art and talent exploded as The Art Institutes students worked behind the scenes at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, June 9 - 12 in Student Studio: Bonnaroo. Student Studio: Bonnaroo is a first-of-its-kind partnership, through which students from Art Institutes schools contributed creative services to North America's largest music festival. Art Institutes students embarked on a series of 15 festival projects...

2011-04-08 13:11:00

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Institutes, Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce that The Art Institutes schools and the 2011 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have formed a creative partnership. A first-of-its-kind partnership, students from Art Institutes schools will contribute creative services to North America's largest music festival in a project dubbed "Student Studio: Bonnaroo." To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2008-09-09 18:00:19

Is there a rock band having a better year than My Morning Jacket? What fun it's been, these last few years, to watch the 10-year-old Kentucky band ascend the ranks of buzzed-about fan favorite to nationally adored concert powerhouse, delivering their Southern- rock-coated, Radiohead-meets-Neil Young-meets-Flaming Lips melange with increasingly more excitement. In 2008, they've outdone themselves seemingly month to month, with the highs including a three-hour, two-set affair at the Bonnaroo...

2008-08-23 21:00:15

By Thor Christensen The guys in My Morning Jacket live in Kentucky, play electric guitars and sport facial hair, all of which can add up to only one thing. They're Southern rockers, right? No dice. As the band proves on its fifth CD, "Evil Urges," it's more influenced by R&B and funk than by Lynyrd Skynyrd. "People assume we're a certain type of band based on how we look," says singer Jim James. "But we all have pretty diverse music collections, and we're always trying something...

2008-07-17 21:00:26

By JOHN HUGAR That's it; this is officially the strongest contender for album of the year so far. After breaking out with their 2005 album "Z," southern indie rock band My Morning Jacket has released the followup, "Evil Urges," and it is a masterpiece of epic proportions. Imagine a cross between Prince and the Allman Brothers with a little bit of Radiohead and Trent Reznor thrown in for good measure. This album is like nothing you've heard before, a glorious ride full of guitar blasts and...

2008-06-18 06:00:17

By Jon Pareles At around 3 a.m. Sunday at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Phil Lesh and Friends were harmonizing on "Sugaree," a song by Lesh's band mate in the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. The Icelandic art-rock band Sigur Ros had just finished a set that deployed a horn section, a tootling pennywhistle, a group of female drummers singing la-la's and a confetti drop along with its usual elegiac anthems. Ghostland Observatory was pumping out electronic dance music in one...

2006-02-04 03:17:56

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Now that the basic lineups for the Bonnaroo and Coachella festivals have been unveiled, this much is clear: the musical identities of the two events have blurred. Both festivals -- which are among North America's most successful -- maintain distinct differences. Not the least is geography: Coachella is in the southern California desert, and Bonnaroo is in the hills of Tennessee. But the events' talent lineups are starting to look more similar,...

2005-10-23 11:55:51

By Tamara Conniff NEW YORK (Billboard) - Cameron Crowe was on tour with his wife, musician Nancy Wilson. He gazed out the bus window at the Kentucky landscape and thought of his father; he had not been back to Kentucky since his dad's funeral many years earlier. For Crowe, returning to Kentucky was a celebration, an adventure into all the things he loved, all the things he could not see when he was mourning his father. "Elizabethtown" -- the film and the soundtrack -- was born....


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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