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Singer Lou Reed performs on stage at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, on June 14, 2012. Credit: Paul Bergen/AFP/GettyImages Rolling Stone reports Velvet Underground leader and celebrated New York musician Lou Reed is dead at 71. The singer-songwriter’s best-known … Continue reading
Image courtesy of Philips Although the debut of the cassette can be traced back to a 1963 Berlin fair, Philips dates the format’s official launch at the company’s headquarters in Amsterdam on Sept. 13th, 1963.
On Friday’s NewsHour, education correspondent John Merrow reports on how an adaptation of a music program from Venezuela is playing out in the United States. Venezuela’s national youth music program “El Sistema” has produced professional musicians, such as Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel, but it’s also recently stirred controversy in the country over government control. Continue reading
At the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, two presenters decided to reevaluate their work in interactive design by way of a metaphor that taps the festival’s 25-year-old roots: music.
The journalists who bring you The Rundown blog were debating last week what gift we could give you, our loyal readers, for the holidays. One thing sprang to mind that is almost universally enjoyed this time of year: George Frideric … Continue reading
After the Great Depression and a horrendous flood devastated Louisville, the city’s mayor and and the conductor of its symphony orchestra hatched a plan to make the city great again.
A successful multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird recently joined instrument and acoustic engineer Ian Schneller to create a novel live music experience, something they’re calling the “Sonic Arboretum,” at the Guggenheim Museum.