Shawn Stites

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Watch Una Corda, a software piano with a difference

The piano has been living with a beautiful legacy, but that legacy can double as tyranny. The Steinway Model D, favorite instrument of mine that it …

Piano

9 Struggles Only Introverts Can Relate To

Being an introvert is not easy in a world often made for extroverts, but you are not alone! Millions of introverts around the world share your …

Personality

In case you needed a reason to play piano…..

Paris Review - Kurt Vonnegut, The Art of Fiction No. 64

Interviewed by David Hayman, David Michaelis, George Plimpton, Richard Rhodes<p>Issue 69, Spring 1977<p>Kurt Vonnegut, ca. 1972. Photograph by PBS<p>This interview with Kurt Vonnegut was originally a composite of four interviews done with the author over the past decade. The composite has gone through an …

Literature

It’s Official: Chris Thile to Become Full Time Host of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

<b>Update 7/21/2015:</b> In an interview with AP (via Huffpost) Garrison Keillor has officially announced his retirement, and chosen his successor, …

24 Signs You're An Introvert- Not Shy

Many people believe introversion and shyness are one and the same, but this is not true. All my life I was told that I was shy. I believed it too… …

Stradivarius: What you need to know about the legendary violins

Owning a Stradivarius immediately puts a violinist into one of the world's most exclusive clubs. Either you're rich enough to own one, which as a musician is an accomplishment in itself, or you've won the privilege to play one through a contest or fellowship. But for those who don't play violin, …

Flute

A Rarity Reclaimed: Stolen Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years

The denouement of a 35-year drama takes place Thursday at the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan. And I trust that my father, virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, who died three years ago, will be watching from somewhere.<p>For decades he played his beloved Stradivarius violin all over the world. And …

Piano

19 Rare Recordings of Famous Authors

Twenty years ago, it was impossible for most of us to listen to JRR Tolkien read Elvish or see Zelda Fitzgerald grin at a camera or hear an …

Literature