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If you hate accordions, don’t go to Bryant Park on Friday

“Weird Al” Yankovic isn’t all that weird: Plenty of other people share his passion for the accordion.<p>They’ll be squeezing into Bryant Park on Friday …

Weird Al Yankovic

Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute CD review – an articulate, buoyant delight

Ashley Solomon (Channel Classics)<p>I restarted the first piece on this album about 20 times because the sound of Ashley Solomon’s opening note, played on a grenadilla wooden flute modelled on an instrument from 1750, is just astonishing. It’s so warm, grainy, broad and breathy that it sounds more …

Music

Irish Music: Experiences in Dance, Singing, and Instrument Playing | Smithsonian Folkways

Summary<br>Explore the world of Irish culture through playing, singing and dancing. Students will learn to differentiate styles of Irish music and start …

Irish Music

Trumpet owned by Louis Armstrong

TopicAfrican AmericanJazz (Music)<p>Data SourceNational Museum of African American History and Culture<p>RightsNo Known Copyright Restrictions<p>Created …

Smithsonian

5 musicians whose acting skills are probably worse than you think

Whether they are opera stars or pop idols, when famous musicians test their skills in front of the camera, it doesn't always turn out to be a success.<p>…

Jared Leto

Blue Man Group offers discount tickets for Florida residents

Florida residents can now buy discounted tickets to Blue Man Group performances at Universal Orlando.<p>The deal, available for tickets through Aug. 13, …

Orlando

Neurologists Have Made an Instrument You Can Play With Your Mind

An instrument that emits notes according to a person's brain signals is the latest example of mind-controlled technology helping those who have …

The Brain

No Matter Your Age, Never Say Goodbye to Play | World of Psychology

In recent months, physical, playful activity has been the only way out of painful rumination for me, providing a temporary respite from debilitating …

How Kenny G went from internet laughingstock to meme king of Twitter

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, otherwise known as Kenny G, is an unlikely person to go viral on the internet. For people of a certain generation, Kenny G …

Gear & Gadgets

Accordion, anyone? Venture to Lisle for a sonic feast

If you're looking for a change of pace in a summer of festivals that cater to genres like jazz, gospel and blues, head west to Lisle for a festival that caters to a single instrument.<p>That instrument is the accordion, a mystery to many. The Accordionists & Teachers Guild International (ATG) hopes to …

Music

Should You Take Kids to See Blue Man Group?

FeaturedGoNYC At a Glance<p>Should You Take Kids to See Blue Man Group?<p>Posted By — July 14, 2017<p>4 0<p>The *Blue Man Group first started banging on …

You can play this musical instrument with just your thoughts

One day it might help people who are disabled<p>Good news for people who hate practicing scales: scientists have created a musical instrument you can play with just your thoughts.<p>The instrument, called the Encephalophone — “enceph” means “head” — is described in a paper published in the journal</i> …

The Brain

The mind-controlled musical instrument you play without moving a muscle

Scientists have been experimenting for some years with electroencephalography (EEG) as an interface for mind-controlled devices. Everything from …

Robotics

Krčmar Musical Instruments – Corporate Identity by Mina Bakliža

A sophisticated corporate identity created as a student project by Mina Bakliža for Krčmar Musical Instruments.<p>Mina Bakliža is a graphic designer and …

Identity

Crowd gets into it — really gets into it — at Choir! Choir! Choir! Bluesfest show

There was no dress rehearsal, this was real life.<p>A crowd of 300 or more gathered around the white tent at Bluesfest to sing The Tragically Hip’s …

Canadian News

Meet the NI bagpiper who has played at Glastonbury and is now set to study at the same Glasgow college as Doctor Who star David Tennant

A young Co Down bagpiper who started playing at just five years of age is the first person from Northern Ireland selected to study piping at the …

News (Ireland)

Don’t laugh: Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group are the perfect marriage of humor and showmanship

Who doesn't want to run away with the circus? Well, for those of us who weren't able to head out on the road with the lions and tigers and clowns (though, you might want to see the sharp, dark, funny Canadian film <i>When Night is Falling</i>, for a sense of what that's like), <b>the Cirque du Soleil has long</b> …

Las Vegas

Blue Man Group Is Bought by Cirque du Soleil, With Plans to Expand

For almost 30 years, Blue Man Group has pervaded pop culture around the world with its eclectic, nonverbal percussive performances, zany lights and comedic movements. (O.K., fine. <i>Dancing.</i>) And of course, there is the blue body paint from head to toe.<p>Now, the Blue Men are joining the circus.<p>Cirque …

The Arts

Learning Viennese waltz steps in Vienna

In a little street in the busiest part of Vienna, a perfectly painted green door opens onto the world of ballroom dancing. It’s the entrance to a …

Europe

Digital bagpipes aren’t destroying Scotland’s heritage, they’re helping save it

When Duncan Menzies was young (a Scot might say wee) he decided he wanted to learn to play the bagpipes. He was successful — after years of …

Bagpipes

IPong Player Lounge and Blue Man Group Promotion

The IPong Player Lounge is returning for the 2017 SuperMicro US National Table Tennis Championship at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A great place …

Team USA

For BSO conductor Nelsons, an instrumental homecoming

LENOX — As Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons readies for his third summer at Tanglewood, the Grammy-winning maestro finds …

Orchestras

Adaptive gear allows disabled musicians to keep playing

Flutist Leslie Thompson was performing at a recent “Tea & Music” event at Columbus Public Library when, in the question period that followed, she was …

United States

Medicine Music: Grapevine nurse pivots careers, picks up flute

WFAA<p>After decades spent helping patients as a registered nurse, Diane Michal found a new way to care for patients.<p>After decades spent helping …

Dallas

Encouraging More Play-Based Learning

<b>“Play is the highest form of research.”</b> — <b>Albert Einstein</b><p>Early childhood education (ECE) is a new and growing field of study and research in Qatar. …

Learning

My Sonatina for Flute

Traveling to Boston, I was meeting up with an old friend of mine, Flutist and Conductor Tigran Arakelyan. We had not seen each other for quite a …

Music

Berni Stapleton remounts a fan favourite, with a twist

From left, performers Anna Moreau, Sharon King-Campbell, Jenn Deon and Claire Hewlett perform “Aquarius” during a rehearsal for Berni Stapleton’s …

Canadian News

The Apprehension Engine: custom musical instrument generates natural nightmare noises

The Apprehension Engine is a custom-made musical instrument designed to produce the scary, tension-building noises associated with horror movies, but …

Great Job, Internet!: An investigation into the validity of that viral carrot flute

Last week, a video of somebody turning a carrot into a flute went viral. Afterwards, one can assume thousands of people tried it at home and failed miserably. Two of those thousands are the duo behind HellthyJunkFood, who took it upon themselves to see if the carrot flute was for real or just …

EARLY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - MUSIC TREASURES - REFERENCES TO ANTIQUE FLUTES - EARLYMUSICALINSTRUMENTS.COM - MUSIC

<b>Bonneville: Paris - France around 1890</b><p>A good all original solid silver Boehm system flute from the 1890s, stamped on the body and head: initials, A …

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