Monthly Archives: August 2021

Oculus Quest apps use AR to teach you how to play the piano

In a video posted to Reddit earlier this week, developer Dominik Hackl showed footage of his AR app, Magic Keys, running on Oculus Quest using the Experimental Passthrough API. The footage, embedded below, was posted to Reddit and shows Hackl playing on a live keyboard while using an AR overlay on the passthrough view to learn songs in real time. ...

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For soprano Amy Porter, opera is her magic flute

Growing up in church choirs and taking flute lessons, Amy Porter never gave much thought to her voice. She knew she could sing, but it wasn’t until high school, when she landed the role of Fiona in a production of Alan Jay Lerner’s “Brigadoon,” that she realized she might have. a real talent. “I thought everyone looked like Julie Andrews ...

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How 2 Jewish sisters built a cultural oasis during WWII

Braber’s book, published in 2013, explores to what extent Jews were integrated into Dutch society before the war and how their ties to non-Jews or their relative isolation contributed to their ability to resist Nazi oppression. In it, he uses what he describes as a “broad and inclusive definition of resistance”. Around 55,000 Dutch people played a role in resistance ...

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Dalton Public Schools News – Dalton Public Schools

Jason Lin, senior at Dalton High School, was recognized as this year’s Karen Lightbody Fellowship recipient for his outstanding piano skills. The Karen Lightbody Kirkman Piano Scholarship is administered by the Dalton Education Foundation. It is offered to one candidate per year and pays for the recipient’s continuing music lessons. Karen Lightbody was an accomplished pianist who donated her skills ...

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Laura Kauppi | The Batavian

In a new world of everything virtual – from business meetings and telemedicine to therapy sessions – it is perhaps not surprising that piano teacher Laura Kauppi has embraced this new existence with the same passion as her. has for his job. It has evolved from one-on-one private lessons to online group sessions. “I really like virtual camps,” Kauppi said ...

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Our annual guide to Memphis nightlife is back!

Editor’s Note: We compiled this list several weeks ago and Covid-19 is an ever-changing situation. As always, please follow pandemic safety protocols when dining inside and call ahead to make sure all of the establishments listed here are still offering live entertainment. After more than a year at home together, separation anxiety can be hard to overcome, but your couch ...

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Peter Heller’s New COVID-Era Thriller ‘The Guide’ Will Dread You, In Best Way

A COVID-19 era thriller will sound like the best or the worst thing to read right now, depending on your disposition. But if you’re of a darker, more contemplative mindset, there’s something cathartic about Peter Heller’s latest novel, “The Guide” (Knopf, 272 pp., ★★★ of four), a wild black still so subtly dystopian. who speculates on the horrors of a ...

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Nicole Rashell Moniz | Obituary

Nicole Rashell Moniz, 37, of Ripon, WI, walked into the Arms of Waiting God on Saturday, August 21, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 4, 1984 at the Berlin hospital, to Rick and Becky (Ebert) Koon. Nicole grew up in Ripon. As a child, she loved dance lessons and was part of the Ripon High ...

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