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Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’

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Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’

- ‘I think my time zone’s somewhere over the Atlantic,” pianist Paul Lewis joked over the phone from Tanglewood. The English musician had taken the long way to Lenox. After spending a few weeks at the Marlboro Music Festival in nearby Vermont, he had traveled to Scotland to perform with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival, and then flown back across the ocean to Tanglewood
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Blues guitar ace showing ‘Signs’ of a new album at Boogie N’ Blues fest

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Blues guitar ace showing ‘Signs’ of a new album at Boogie N’ Blues fest

- Grammy Award-winning and platinum-selling artist Jonny Lang returns to his guitar-based roots on “Signs,” an album he’ll promote during this weekend’s White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Festival in Thornton and then again in the fall at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom.
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Atypical singers bring funny songs to Walpole Common

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Atypical singers bring funny songs to Walpole Common

- LIVELY TWOSOME The guitar-fiddle combo Howie Newman and Joe Kessler, known as Knock on Wood, plays funny original songs suitable for all ages, as well as well-known covers spanning everything from the Beatles to Steely Dan to the Dropkick Murphys. A former sportswriter, Newman (on guitar, harmonica, and vocals) is the songwriter; Kessler plays fiddle and mandolin. Town Common, 10 Front St
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Cleveland Orchestra announces appointment of Afendi Yusuf as new principal clarinet

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Cleveland Orchestra announces appointment of Afendi Yusuf as new principal clarinet

- Almost exactly two years after the retirement of principal clarinet emeritus Franklin Cohen, the orchestra Thursday announced the appointment of Afendi Yusuf as its new principal clarinet. Yusuf, a native of Ethiopia, begins his tenure with the orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Most in late September, at the start of the group's 2017-18 centennial season. Yusuf also holds a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and an artist diploma from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, where he studied with Joaquin Valdepenas
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Ching-Yun Hu opens concert series in mighty wrestle with Rachmaninoff

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Ching-Yun Hu opens concert series in mighty wrestle with Rachmaninoff

- Though Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the great 20th-century pianists, he might’ve thought twice about playing an entire recital of his own works, specifically with the musical cauldrons that are Etude Tableaux and Piano Sonata No. 2. But Ching-Yun Hu, in the opening concert of the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy that she founded — six more will follow, though Aug. 15 — was her typical unstoppable self Tuesday at the Curtis Institute in an all-Rachmaninoff program with both works
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How to buy a guitar made out of old Hollywood Bowl seats or a B-25 bomber

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How to buy a guitar made out of old Hollywood Bowl seats or a B-25 bomber

- In the world of custom electric guitars, details matter. High-end components, top-of-the-line pickups, quality woods, hand-wired electronics … all of those factors conspire to create instruments that rise above garden variety guitars you’ll find hanging on the wall at your local music store. But what if you could take it a step further? A unique idea What if you could buy a custom Fender Esquire guitar made from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar wood that was once part of the bench board seating at Hollywood Bowl? Or how about a custom Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster with a pickguard crafted from the aluminum skin of a B-25 Mitchell Bomber that was used during Pacific battles in World War II? Master builder Yuriy Shishkov, who works out of the Fender Musical Instruments Corp
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Surprise Fireworks: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

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Surprise Fireworks: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

- are exceptionally inventive in using ordinary objects as instruments, as they demonstrated recently in a performance of David Lang’s “man made,” a vibrant concerto for percussion, with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. The players turned trash cans, corked wine bottles filled with various levels of water, and even piles of tree twigs into wondrous percussion instruments. They also, of course, have technique galore on traditional instruments, something that comes through in this 2009 video: an extended portion of Steve Reich’s “Drumming,” played on four matched drums
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Philadelphia Orchestra stalwart violinist George Dreyfus, 97

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Philadelphia Orchestra stalwart violinist George Dreyfus, 97

- George Dreyfus, 97, a violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra for nearly a half-century, died July 22 in Sarasota, Fla. Mr. Dreyfus had lived in Pennsauken and Cherry Hill before his retirement from the orchestra in 2001. Boston-born to immigrant Jewish parents from Eastern Europe, he was started on violin by an aunt who, with her husband, founded a community music school in Boston for children from working-class families
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“Dirty Pictures (part I),” Low Cut Connie

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“Dirty Pictures (part I),” Low Cut Connie

- Is rock ’n’ roll a serious endeavor? Is there something important underneath once you strip away the bombastic guitar solos and booze-soaked, speed-fueled crescendos? Low Cut Connie takes these questions seriously as they, well, blast out bombastic guitar solos and booze-soaked, speed-fueled crescendos on their new LP “Dirty Pictures (part I).” The album opens with “Revolution Rock n Roll,” a hymn that could be the Replacements’ attempt at a gospel song
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String players take a bow at NOVA closer; artistic director announces his departure

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String players take a bow at NOVA closer; artistic director announces his departure

- The NOVA Chamber Music Series closed its season Sunday with a celebration of strings. Several of the community's top violin and viola players were featured in pieces that pushed their technique and musicality to the max. Violinists Kathryn Eberle and Julie Wunderle of the Utah Symphony, Robert Waters of the Utah State University-based Fry Street Quartet and Aubrey Woods of the Ballet West Orchestra tag-teamed in eight miniatures by Béla Bartók and Niccolò Paganini
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VPA14 Wicomico Schools French horn player

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VPA14 Wicomico Schools French horn player

- 2017 Spring Recital piece by a senior French horn player in the Visual and Performing Arts Program (VPA) of Wicomico County Public Schools. VPA helped prepare this 2017 graduate for college and career, and this fall she will attend the Eastman School of Music for horn performance.
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Scott Vestal Wins Steve Martin Banjo Prize

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Scott Vestal Wins Steve Martin Banjo Prize

- Photo Scott Vestal received the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass on Saturday night in a surprise ceremony at the 45th annual RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, Colo. he award, endowed by Mr. Martin, the actor, comedian and bluegrass musician, carries a cash prize of $50,000 and a bronze sculpture created by the American artist Eric Fischl. It honors “a person or group who has given the board a fresh appreciation of this music, either through artistry, composition, innovation or preservation, and is deserving of a wider audience,” according to the prize’s mission statement
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This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

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This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

- Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room – while undergoing brain surgery. That’s where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery in India that aimed to correct cramping in his fingers, his surgeon said. This musician played his guitar while undergoing brain surgery to fix cramping in his fingers https://t
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Who's who in the Blues (Fest)

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Who's who in the Blues (Fest)

- Here's a primer on who's playing this year. Friday. 2 p.m. - Jennifer Lyn Band. Since picking up the lead guitar just four years ago, the Bismarck-based singer/guitarist is making up for lost time, releasing her debut album, "I'm All Wrong for You Baby," last October mixing rock and blues. 3 p.m. - The Good, The Bad & The Blues. Now based in the Toledo, Ohio, area, Aayan Naim, grew up surrounded by music, living across the street from Muddy Waters and a brother-in-law who was a Temptation
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Musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

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Musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

- Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room — while undergoing brain surgery. That’s where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery in India that aimed to correct cramping in his fingers, his surgeon said. For 20 months before the July 11 procedure, Prasad had suffered from a neurological condition called musical dystonia, said Dr
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Built to Spill keeps the guitar alive at FYF Fest

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Built to Spill keeps the guitar alive at FYF Fest

- Distorted electric guitars are in relatively short supply at FYF Fest, which this year is dominated by stylish hip-hop and R&B acts such as Solange and Frank Ocean rather than the indie-rock and punk bands that once defined the festival. But that didn't stop Doug Martsch and the rest of Idaho's long-running Built to Spill from laying down some serious Neil Young vibes during its set Saturday evening on the festival's bucolic Trees Stage
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Municipal Band to feature trombone soloist

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Municipal Band to feature trombone soloist

- SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Municipal Band will feature trombone soloist Trudy Timblin, who will also perform a duet with Roxie Nothdurft on euphonium, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grandview Park Band Shell. Other music will include the Monahan Post March, written specifically for this band by Karl King, and John Philip Sousa’s “Belle of Chicago.” The traditional audience sing along will be Goodnight, Ladies and Sioux City Sue
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  • Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’
    Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’

    , bostonglobe.com

    ‘I think my time zone’s somewhere over the Atlantic,” pianist Paul Lewis joked over the phone from Tanglewood. The English musician had taken the long way to Lenox. After spending a few weeks at the Marlboro Music Festival in nearby Vermont, he had traveled to Scotland to perform with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival, and then flown back across the ocean to Tanglewood
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  • Post Malone Returns Home To Promote Delayed Album
    Post Malone Returns Home To Promote Delayed Album

    , dallasobserver.com

    Post Malone is headed home. His fall headline tour was just announced, and he's performing Oct. 24 at The Bomb Factory. Post Malone, born Austin Post, is a Grapevine native who started to play music in middle school. He became obsessed with the video game "Guitar Hero," and by high school, his obsession turned into a real guitar. "He would bring his guitar to school and walk around the hallways playing," Brendan Clevenger, Post Malone's friend, told us in an October cover story
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  • Post Malone Returns Home To Promote Delayed Album
    Post Malone Returns Home To Promote Delayed Album

    , dallasobserver.com

    Post Malone is headed home. His fall headline tour was just announced, and he's performing Oct. 24 at The Bomb Factory. Post Malone, born Austin Post, is a Grapevine native who started to play music in middle school. He became obsessed with the video game "Guitar Hero," and by high school, his obsession turned into a real guitar. "He would bring his guitar to school and walk around the hallways playing," Brendan Clevenger, Post Malone's friend, told us in an October cover story
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  • Fargo famous: Local lookalikes pass for celeb status
    Fargo famous: Local lookalikes pass for celeb status

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    Music legend, popstar and country crooner. Larry Zahradka (50) and Billy Joel (68) Joel's hits: "We Didn't Start The Fire," "Uptown Girl" and "Piano Man" First recognized: It was "too long ago to remember," Zahradka says. Working as sales manager at Creative Kitchen, Zahradka is compared to the Piano Man a few times a week. People say that they share a similar smile, eyes and grow the same goatee
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  • Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’
    Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’

    , bostonglobe.com

    ‘I think my time zone’s somewhere over the Atlantic,” pianist Paul Lewis joked over the phone from Tanglewood. The English musician had taken the long way to Lenox. After spending a few weeks at the Marlboro Music Festival in nearby Vermont, he had traveled to Scotland to perform with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival, and then flown back across the ocean to Tanglewood
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  • 50 Actresses Over 50 Who Still Rule Hollywood (Photos)
    50 Actresses Over 50 Who Still Rule Hollywood (Photos)

    , lmtonline.com

    Nicole Kidman joins Robin Wright, Viola Davis, and Laura Linney among the stars making waves on screen Published 12:05 pm, Thursday, July 6, 2017 Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, and Laura Linney are among the throng of 50 actresses over 50 currently making waves in Hollywood. The Australian Oscar winner appeared in no less than four movies at 2017’s Cannes Film Festival
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  • Review: At Seattle chamber-music fest, a world premiere in graceful flight
    Review: At Seattle chamber-music fest, a world premiere in graceful flight

    , seattletimes.com

    If you want a textbook example of what the Seattle Chamber Music Society does best, Monday night’s Summer Festival program is exactly that. You start with a perfect little masterpiece, Mozart’s Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major (K.423), with one of today’s supremely gifted violinists – Augustin Hadelich – joining the excellent violist Michael Klotz. You conclude the program with an even more famous masterpiece, Schubert’s beloved “Trout” Quintet, with a feisty and expert crew of string players underscored by pianist George Li, an international prizewinner
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