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Happy 100th, Ella Fitzgerald

is an AmeriCorps VISTA program manager in Philadelphia<p>As we approach Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday on April 25, musicians at the Clef Club and …

Women of Color

Take a Minute to Watch These 5 Fun Camera Hacks Using Stuff You Already Have at Home (VIDEO)

Everyone loves camera hacks, right? And they’re especially cool if they improve your photography by using stuff you already have lying around the …

Photographer Uses ‘Science’ to Find the ‘Perfect’ Portrait Angle

Is there such a thing as the ‘perfect’ portrait and headshot angle? When you’re dealing with something as subjective as photography, probably not. …

Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

It's hard to imagine an artist more steeped in the culture of New Orleans than Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty. Andrews grew up in the …

Natalie Prass, Slow Club, Foxygen, and more to play Matthew E. White’s Spacebomb revue

Bedouine, Cocoon, Georgie, The Waterboys' Mike Scott, Howard Ivans of The Rosebuds, and Noah and The Whale's Charlie Fink are also joining the party …

Indie Music

When Artists Became Soldiers and Soldiers Became Artists

If World War I radically transformed warfare and the experience of combat, it also changed the art commissioned to depict it.<p>When a squadron of …

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …

A Street Art Tour of Santiago Chile, Valparaiso and Beyond (South America's Best Art)

If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with street art and fully believe it’s the most intimate way to get to know a city. It’s visual storytelling …

Award-winning Boston Modern Orchestra Project to perform Bach-inspired work

Printed from: http://newbostonpost.com/2016/01/16/award-winning-boston-modern-orchestra-project-to-perform-bach-inspired-work/<p>(Courtesy of the Boston …

How to Shop for Classical Music on Vinyl

<b>1. Buy used</b><br>The classical recording industry switched over pretty much completely from vinyl to CDs in the 1980s. Even today, as more savvy, popular …

New York's Classical Music Radio Station

Balled Project: I Show The Movement Of Ballet Dancers With Long Exposure Photography

My name is Jan L. Engels Jr., I live in Porto Alegre, Brazil. I consider myself a photographer despite having started to study seriously for a few …

Best photos of the day: Swan Lake and blast off

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a Shanghai Ballet production in Melbourne and a rocket launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome

Swan Lake

The United States of Billy Joel

The Piano Man hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993. How does he continue to sell out stadiums?<p>For those of you who are sick of wondering, this is what happens at a Billy Joel concert: A mother tries to cajole her reluctant young son to twist with her to “Only the Good Die Young.” A …

Music

Stretched Bronze Sculptures By Romain Langlois Look Like Something From Another Planet

Romain Langlois is a self-taught sculptor who uses stretched bronze and stone to make these otherworldly sculptures.<p>The Auvergne-based artist started …

Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

Unearthed from Duke’s legendary stockpile of private recordings, this dates from 1972 – just him and a grand piano, occasionally joined by Anita Moore and Tony Watkins, his vocalists at the time. Duke may not have been a virtuoso pianist (at one point he’s heard to murmur, “This piano’s too honest; …

Piano

How I've Learned to Appreciate Nixon

If we seize on the Watergate scandal today as the measure of Richard Nixon, we are missing the scale and mystery of his long career on the world …

New Orleans Jazz: Expanding the Tradition

The musical legacy of New Orleans leans on contradictory truths. Certain things that have happened—a snare-drum figure, a familiar call-and-response—will always happen. Yet nothing stays the same. The city’s sonic signature is clear, but this identity can’t be reduced to a single style.<p>Four new …

'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary' serves the jazz legend well

How has there never been a comprehensive documentary about John Coltrane before now? One of the giants of jazz, the saxophonist collaborated with the best in the business — including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. From his solo LP debut in 1957 to his death 10 years later at age …

Mimi Choi: Meet the makeup artist creating astonishing Instagram optical illusions

Mimi Choi, 31, is a Vancouver-based make-up artist carrying more than just the one trick up her sleeve.<p>Never using Photoshop for any of her pictures, …

Digital Art

The 100 Greatest Jazz Album Covers

Posed with the question, “Who invented jazz album cover design?” Most people will instantly say, Blue Note Records, and Reid Miles in particular. But …

Universal Music