Music

Music critic Steven Hayden on Pearl Jam’s unexpected staying power

It’s almost impossible to overstate Pearl Jam’s impact on mainstream culture in the early ’90s. After the overnight success of the Seattle rockers’ debut album, Ten, they were anointed, perhaps inadvertently, as one of the founding fathers of “grunge” alongside their hometown rivals Nirvana. As tragedy and changing musical tastes made that era a mere …

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The spherical Bluetooth speaker OEPLAY Music Star 5 can become a design classic

The Music Star 5 is a great speaker. The cut sphere is made of aluminum and coated … [+] in piano varnish of various colors. OEPLAY As a long-time fan of Bang & Olufsen, I love well-designed audio equipment, especially if it sounds great. The new OEPLAY Music Star 5 Bluetooth speaker looks like a …

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From the auditorium to the stage, UF students and alumni work tirelessly to make music a reality

For students who decide to pursue music, night concerts followed by morning classes are part of the daily routine. Gainesville’s local music scene is filled with UC students and alumni juggling a full course load, a job, and the dream of a music career. In addition to balancing multiple responsibilities, college musicians also struggle with …

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Remembering Mahsa Amini through traditional Persian music

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina. After the death of a 22-year-old woman in Iran, protests continue around the world. Mahsa Amini was detained by Iran’s morality police for allegedly improperly wearing the headscarf known as the hijab. Amini died on September 16 while in police custody, and the Iranian government insists she was not abused while …

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An armless guitarist who inspires others to transcend their disabilities

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – As a professional musician, George Dennehy says he’s lucky to be able to do what he loves despite the physical handicaps expected to hold him back in life. “When I play a song or sing for people, you’re communicating with your audience. It’s new every time,” Dennehy said. The 28-year-old says …

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The Folk Music Club is looking to recruit new volunteers as it celebrates its 44th year

The first youth open mic night will take place on Friday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. The second youth cafe is scheduled for Friday, November 18. Admission is $5, payable by cash or check. Woodhall, who has sung and played guitar at the club and elsewhere, duets with David Jackson and sits in club president …

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Home Made Theater’s Nine Adds Music to Fellini’s Masterpiece 8 1/2 – Saratogian

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Michael McDermott is one of the most active people in local theater. Director, performer and stage designer who worked in almost all theaters of the region. He also spends many nights creating sets as a volunteer for friends’ productions. So, as the director of the musical Nine, which opens tomorrow night …

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Technics presents a luxury music streamer and SACD player

The Technics SL-G700M2 is a luxury SACD and network player that can handle almost any sound … [+] source. Machinery Most days I get a bunch of press releases announcing new audio products, but something in today’s release caught my eye. Technics has just released the SL-G700M2, the successor to the highly regarded SL-G700 Network/Super …

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The Big Ticket Mural in Nashville takes visitors down musical memory lane

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new mural dominates Fourth Avenue S. in the Wedgewood-Houston/Chestnut Hill neighborhoods with 5,775 square feet of concert tickets from the past. “At the most basic level, it’s kind of a love letter to national live music, but really when you peel back the layers and realize that all these artists …

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