Monthly Archives: August 2022

AI was in the music industry long before rapper AI FN Meka appeared

Music has always been influenced by technology – from Bob Dylan’s invention of the phonograph to transitioning from the acoustic guitar to the electric guitar, to the ubiquity of streaming platforms and, most recently, an ambitious attempt to crossover ‘ia with commercial music. FN Meka, introduced in 2021 as a “virtual” rapper whose lyrics and beats were constructed with “proprietary ...

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Hashihime of Old Book Town

Hashihime of Old Book Town is almost a novel, almost a visual novel, almost a kinetic novel. Yet despite all these “almost”, Hashihime takes full advantage of his medium to weave a bewitching thread superimposing the ugly with the beautiful, the dirty with the clean, the empty with the full. Its story of self-discovery and experimentation through fiction, the conflict ...

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🌱 Sachem Daily: Aegean Pizza joins Carlo’s pizza oven + Local jobs

Morning, Sachem! I’m back with your new edition of the Sachem Daily, fresh off the press. Here’s all the local news you need to know right now… First, today’s weather forecast: Very hot and humid. High: 85 Low: 72. Here are the top 3 stories in Sachem today: Aegean Pizza merges with Carlo’s Pizza Oven in Holbrook. Aegean closed in ...

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How to Know if You’re Ready to Teach Piano

BY KAYLA BEIRNE There’s nothing better than sharing your passions with the world and guiding the future of pianists. Here’s how to know if you’re ready to teach piano. Many of us wonder when the transition from student to teacher begins. In many ways we are still learning and the hunt for knowledge never stops. However, there comes a time ...

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Broadalbin-Perth High School graduate and ESYO member headed to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – The Daily Gazette

Most young aspiring musicians looking to become performers head to music conservatories or schools with a strong music department in this country. Not Kate Szumowski. A French horn player, she recently graduated from Broadalbin-Perth High School and has been a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra for five years. Now she is heading to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland ...

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The voice of Phuket is heard around the world

At just 13 years old, Prapapon ‘Nong Fiat’ Sreemoung is already becoming a singing sensation, impressing Thais and tourists alike on Bangla Rd in Patong and Lard Yai Walking Street in Phuket Town on Sundays. Just one of her performances, Nong Fiat singing Adele’s Set fire to the rain on the walking street in Phuket Town, gained more than 1 ...

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Edwardsville student attended two-week summer music camp

Collin Yablonsky, a young musician from Edwardsville, recently spent two weeks in Door County, Wisconsin studying at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Yablonsky, a student at Metro-East Lutheran High School, plays guitar and was among 36 other musicians from across the country to attend a Jazz II session at the prestigious academy, whose unique mission is to provide intensive ...

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Joni Mitchell receives honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music: “Words can’t describe it”

Joni Mitchell has garnered a shelf full of awards over her more than half-century career, but she said few have been sweeter than the honorary doctorate bestowed on her on Tuesday night (August 23) by the Berklee College of Music in recognition of his contribution to music. “Since her debut in the late 1960s, Joni has been a force for ...

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Diversify medicine

At the age of 9, Vy Tran Plata, MD, moved with her family from a small village in Vietnam to a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Atlanta. She spoke neither English nor Spanish – she remembers not even knowing how to ask where the toilet was on the first day of school. Although she grew up on the lower end of ...

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The revolutionary software that helps Matthew Whitaker produce music

Aundre Larrow Encased in its white eggshelllow-ceilinged basement in Hackensack, New Jersey, Matthew Whitaker is doing magic. He is surrounded on all sides by an arsenal of machinery for creating music: a MIDI controller keyboard, four keyboards stacked in racks of two, and an organ, while a bass cabinet, guitar amp, drums and a percussion section fill out the rest ...

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Why Angus Brill Reed should participate in Eurovision

Photo credit: Angus Brill Reed (Facebook) Now that the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 season is well and truly over, we begin to look ahead to 2023, and in particular who Australia should send as a representative next year. At Aussievision, some of our team members have been advocating for Australian artists who they believe would be great choices to take ...

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Donner’s new DDP-80 digital piano

Christian Wissmuller • Gearcheck • August 24, 2022 Donner has released the latest installment in their line of piano instruments, the DDP-80. The new addition is an 88-key wood-style digital piano and is a capable replacement for an ideal acoustic piano for experienced and budding pianists. The DDP-80 offers a realistic playing experience comparable to a standard acoustic piano. It ...

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Three concerts scheduled for this weekend

February 20, 2022 The annual Tommy Jarrell Celebration – to commemorate the life and music of the influential local musician, is scheduled for February 24-24. 26 at the Historic Earle Theater in Mount Airy. The celebration includes concerts, a competition for young people, workshops and a film screening. The popular festival has something for all lovers of early music. The ...

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Prepare your youngster for success with these discounted courses

Just because back to school is right around the corner doesn’t mean the opportunities to learn at home are over. While schools provide a cornerstone of learning for children, supplementing this learning at home has been proven to bring many benefits in their educational life. This educational package offers a bit of everything from coding lessons to ACT/SAT prep, which ...

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The 7 Best Free Piano Learning Sites

The piano is one of the most popular and versatile instruments you can learn to play. It shares much of its design with a keyboard and is a good starting point for anyone interested in music. The percussion instrument forms the basis of many classical pieces, as well as being an integral part of popular music. Besides that, it’s a ...

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10 things you didn’t know about the cast of Sing 2

Since Illumination Entertainment released the first Despicable Me in July 2010, their productions have continued to surpass themselves. Among his most successful projects is the To sing franchise, with two installments that have grossed over $1 billion worldwide. To sing, written and directed by Garth Jennings, was released in 2016, with an ensemble cast of some of the best actors ...

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Have Ice Cream, Make Wishes on National Seniors Day | Lifestyles

BATAVIA — It was a chance for residents of Washington Towers to sit in the tenants’ lounge, eat ice cream, listen to songs and make wishes. Senior Wishes, a program that strives to make a difference in the lives of seniors, helped them celebrate National Seniors Day on Friday with an ice cream social. This gave Washington Towers residents the ...

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ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Two orchestral overtures feature keyboard soloists | Features

Keyboard instruments reign supreme as two local orchestras open their 2022-23 seasons. Piano is featured at the Aiken Symphony Orchestra’s September 10 concert while organ dominates the Aiken Civic Orchestra’s program on August 28. George Gershwin’s ‘Piano Concerto in F’ is sure to be a crowd pleaser when the ASO kicks off its new season with a new Music Director, ...

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Review: Motherhood and the impossibility of a perfect work-life balance

Lara Bazelon’s latest book, Ambitious as a mother (published in April), is certainly an ambitious book, but it does not quite live up to expectations. It’s compelling and interesting; but this is not the book I was expecting. The caption, presumably aimed at mothers, reads: “Why prioritizing your career is good for your kids.” I expected Bazelon to come up ...

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Has this happened to you?

The relationship term “love bombing” may sound light and romantic, but it’s the name of a very toxic dating trend you need to be aware of. (Getty Pictures) Dating is a minefield as it is, without falling victim to toxic behaviors. Beware of the last red flag in the relationship – “love-bombing”. I met Harvey on a dating app in ...

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Rick Ross Addresses Wingstop Violations

Rick Ross recently went to the Department of Labor to fine his family’s Wingstop locations in Mississippi. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Rick Ross jumped to his Instagram Story to post a statement after it was recently announced that five Wingstop locations in Mississippi franchised by his Boss Wing businesses had been fined over $100,000 for violations involving more than 200 ...

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10 best apps to learn guitar

Getting started in the world of guitar, especially as a self-taught learner, can be a confusing time. What brand of guitar to buy, how to learn the fretboard, how to position your fingers for each chord, there is so much going on. Luckily, there are plenty of resources online that can act as teachers along the gamers journey, teaching them ...

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Lyrical cat steals owner’s show, meowing own melody in viral TikTok

August 17, 2022, 1:41 p.m. | Updated: August 17, 2022, 4:59 PM Maura described her cat as a “legend” in the caption of her now-viral TikTok. Photo: TikTok @maura.music The operatic purrformer stole the hearts of TikTok users everywhere with his melodic meows… Maura Navarrete, who goes by @maura.music on TikTok, is a 24-year-old soprano and middle school choir teacher. ...

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🌱Six Belmont Shore Parklets To Stay + Early Sept. Restricted watering

Hello friends; today is National Thrift Day! It’s Wednesday in Long Beach, and I’m back in your inbox to update you on the most important things happening locally. We watch : 🌮 Six Belmont Shore restaurants that asked to make parklets permanent 💧 The request to stop watering and mowing your lawn for two weeks 🚓 A Shoreline Marina boat ...

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Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Time: Quite sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5-10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tuesday evening: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Winds southwest 5-10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Today’s Editor’s Look: Palm Coast City Council ...

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If You Build It (Beautifully), They’ll Come: A Harvard Story

People joke about the Boston accent, made famous by the Wahlberg brothers, television reruns of Cheers, and the genius MIT janitor in Good Will Hunting. There’s Boston Chowder, and the Boston Red Sox and their rather extreme weather (Massachusetts has two seasons: winter and building). What we never laugh at is Harvard; the epitome of elite education. The prestige didn’t ...

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From a key to the local church to the best coach

My name is Buyi Isaac Emma from Mbale, Bungokho. A neo-soul, jazz, gospel, funk and blues Pianist / keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and music producer in the making who is above all passionate about teaching young children to play different instruments. Tell us about your background in this musical career? My musical journey started from childhood when dad used to bring ...

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ star found community is his role | Entertainment

This is a letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, and a life he never imagined he could have. And now he’s about to get the one thing he’s always wanted – a chance to finally fit in. That’s the basic premise of the multi-award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” which ...

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Marvel Studios’ ‘Secret Invasion’ Has Completed Reshoots, Confirms Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed that Marvel Studios’ “Secret Invasion” wrapped its reshoots this Friday, August 12, which began last month. Reshoots began in London on July 26 and took over 15 days to complete. Jackson celebrated Wrap Day this Friday by posting a photo of himself on instagram wearing a Nick Fury t-shirt. He has confirmed that Secret Invasion ...

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“Mount Everest of Music”: Bemidji State Teachers Launch “Winterreise” Project – Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — Franz Schubert’s song cycle “Winterreise” — or “Winter Journey” — can be considered a bucket list item for pianists and vocal performers, and two Bemidji state music teachers recently scratched him from their own lists. Now available on compact disc and music streaming services, pianist Stephen Carlson and baritone singer Cory Renbarger have released their own version of ...

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10 Quest VR Headset Features You Should Be Using

Tada Images/Shutterstock.com Meta Quest VR headsets are brilliant standalone VR systems packed with games and accessible experiences, but these affordable VR machines can do so much more than you think. These are ten of the coolest features you should try today. 1. Mixed reality The cameras on the exterior of the Quest headset were originally only intended for environmental tracking, ...

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Pianos installed throughout the city bring the community together

TRENTON, Ohio – A piano teacher is trying something different to bring the community together. She started a project so that anyone could play the piano just about anywhere in her town. What do you want to know Emily Smith, piano teacher who runs the ‘Keys to Your Dream’ studio in Trenton, has started a piano project in town She ...

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Crying over a movie, cancer and innocence lost

“What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died?” this is how Erich Segal’s “love story” begins. This bestselling novel came out just before my 14th birthday on February 14, 1970. Knowing nothing about love or cancer at the time, I was nonetheless mesmerized by Oliver’s memories of Jenny. I happened to read the novel from beginning to end ...

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Pataskala teenager to release single after ‘American Idol’ experience

After an “American Idol” audition and years of singing lessons, Cali Morris is set to release her first single in hopes of breaking into the music industry. Morris, a 16-year-old resident of Pataskala, Ohio, will perform her debut single “Pieces” at The Barn on York, 5103 York Road, on August 12. Morris started singing in her childhood home when she ...

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Tucson pianist draws inspiration from martial arts, COVID for upcoming recital | Music

Some people have chosen hobbies during the pandemic. Tucson Pianist Fanya Lin learned military style martial arts. “Originally, because of Asian hate crimes, I learned about it in self-defense,” the Taiwanese-born man said. University of Arizona music teacher. “But I fell in love with it.” Krav Maga is a system of self-defense developed in the mid-1930s by Jews facing anti-Semitic ...

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Nurse accused of shooting at piano teacher’s apartment over noise

An Arcadia, California nurse allegedly fired on a piano teacher’s apartment because she According to FOX 11, 39-year-old registered nurse Kathryn Pugh allegedly shot through her floor in her downstairs neighbor’s apartment because she was upset by the noise. Pugh’s downstairs neighbor is piano teacher Pin Hsin Lin. According to ABC 7 Los Angeles, Lin reported the hits after two ...

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2022-2028 Global Industry Analysis and Growth – Shanghaiist

The Global piano market is expected to grow rapidly from 2022 to 2028, according to the latest MarketsandResearch.biz to research. For the specified period, the review provides a portion of the overall industry assessment with respect to volumes. It assesses the market with respect to classes, countries, and manufacturers/organizations, as well as the revenue supply and offers in each of ...

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6 digital music careers for budding musicians

Have you always dreamed of pursuing a career in a field that you are passionate about? With digital music, there are many exciting career options you can explore. A career in music is not limited to the physical scene, it has now expanded with the digital age. Now, there are endless options in the online space, and you can make ...

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Global Kids Music Learning Apps Market Report 2022: Instrument Type, Session Type, Platforms, Learning Styles, Age Range, Pricing Model Analysis and Forecast 2017-2030 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The report “Global Children’s Music Learning Apps Market, By Instrument Type, By Session Type, By Platforms, By Learning Styles, By Age Group, By Model pricing, estimation and forecast, 2017-2030” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global kids music learning apps market held a market value of USD 198.76 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD ...

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Music in the Metaverse – learn to play the piano in this new augmented reality app

August 8, 2022, 4:13 p.m. A beginner musician learns to play the piano thanks to augmented reality. Photo: Getty Images This new VR game is the piano’s answer to Guitar Hero, but the controller is in your hands… Billed as “the next evolution of the world’s most popular instrument”, PianoVision is an app designed to “accelerate your piano learning using ...

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Australian music legend, Seekers singer dies aged 79

Alongside Guy were Keith Potger and fellow publicist Bruce Woodley, and soon Durham was a regular at their Monday night performances at a popular coffee lounge. Potger at the time was also an ABC radio producer, so during his lunch hour he made a demo tape of the band, which became the debut album, Presentation of the researchers – although ...

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I can’t stop the music’ | The star

MUSIC has come alive in Malaysia and around the world in more ways than one during this transition to Covid-19 endemicity. In other words, life is kind of back to normal for talented musicians. It seems faith in music and its education never died, despite the industry having been muzzled for nearly two years, especially live performances, amid movement restrictions. ...

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NJ Father and Son Make History as Deacon and Priest in NJ Diocese

It was the day after Father Matthew Gonzalez was ordained, and the newly appointed priest was nervous as he stood at the altar, preparing to lead mass in the Bergenfield church where he was brought up. Luckily for Gonzalez, he had a familiar presence by his side. The deacon of this May Day was the man who had walked him ...

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Reviews | Arizona just picked a more extreme Senate candidate than Donald Trump

The Masters Campaign declined to comment for this article. Mr. Masters’ adviser, Katie Miller, grew impatient when I told her I hoped to trace her intellectual journey from libertarianism to Trumpism, telling me she didn’t want another blockbuster job trying to tie Mr. Masters to the “alternative right”. “There is no doubt that Ms. Miller and Mr. Masters will also ...

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Rockwall Music Teachers Association Announces Glynda King Scholarship Winners – Blue Ribbon News

From left to right: Ava Attar, Lorien Britt, Audrey Attar, Aurora Attar ROCKWALL, TX (August 2, 2022) The Rockwall Music Teachers Association recently announced the recipients of its new Glynda King Piano Leadership and Service Scholarship. The scholarship, which was open to the entire community, was established in honor of Glynda King – a beloved piano teacher, friend, community pianist ...

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Business news, strategy, finance and company insights

Sir Isaac Newton once said, “What goes up must come down”. The phrase, perhaps, captures well the many tribulations plaguing the edtech space right now — layoffs, funding shortages, headwinds for businesses emerging from the threat of reduced growth in the post-pandemic world. Admittedly, a troubling macro environment has plagued start-ups of all colors, but edtech players, especially those operating ...

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PIANO LEGENDS by Zach Bartholomew is coming to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center this month

Featuring compositions and arrangements by some of the most influential piano trios in American jazz and musical history, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will host Piano Legends: The Music of Cole, Peterson, Evans, Jamal, Hancock, Glasper with the Zach Bartholomew Trio, Saturday August 20 at 8:30 p.m. Dr. Zachary Bartholomew is an award-winning pianist, composer, and music teacher who ...

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Six Skills Kids Can Learn Over the Summer

Primary and secondary school students in Nigeria have all taken a break after the close of the 2021/2022 academic session. They should resume in September 2022 for a new academic session. Most students will attend summer coaching, stay home, or go on vacation during this break. This article is a must read for parents or guardians interested in learning what ...

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Life in prison for predatory Bloomington piano teacher

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A former Bloomington piano teacher is sentenced to life in prison on multiple sexual assault charges Monday. In April, Aaron Parlier, 41, was found guilty of one count of predatory criminal sexual assault in which the victim was under 13, as well as nine counts of criminal sexual assault of a minor. Additional charges include one ...

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