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Yesterday | Onward State

Indie Rock Band 'American Authors' to Play in Alumni Hall

The Boston-natives are best known for their single "Best Day of My Life," which peaked at number eleven on the Billboard charts.


Monday | University of Cincinnati

CCM spring productions

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's Preparatory Department proudly presents its annual spring productions with the CCM Prep Ballet and Junior Musical Theatre.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati, Ballet, Northwestern University

Monday |

Valerie Simpson and Jimmy Page to receive honorary music degrees from Berklee

Valerie Simpson , Jimmy Page , Geri Allen and Thara Memory will receive honoroary doctor of music degrees at Berklee College of Music 's commencement ceremony on May 10 at Boston University's Agganis Arena,where over 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance.


Related Topix: Geri Allen, Jazz, Boston University, Ashford & Simpson, R-N-B, Pop/Rock, The Yardbirds

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Lantern

Review: Karmin goes from classical training to Columbus stage

Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan perform as Karmin at Newport Music Hall April 19. Credit: Mark Batke / For The Lantern The blueprints of the duo in itself, consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, aren't unique.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Karmin, Art Garfunkel, Cher, Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/20/2014

LEGALLY BLONDE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC 4/24-4/25/2014 Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Usman Riaz: Tiny Desk Concert

This is simply astonishing. Watch twenty seconds and you'll be sucked into the world of Usman Riaz, an immensely talented 23-year-old Pakistani musician who will change your perception of how a guitar can sound and be played.



5 things to do on the Seacoast this weekend

Federator No.1, a 12-piece Afro Beat band from Boston, will play The Press Room in Portsmouth at 9 p.m. Saturday.


Related Topix: Jazz, Fitness, Yoga

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Boston Herald

Last Best Show: Betty Who at Brighton Music Hall

Betty Who has been anointed The Next Big Thing in pop music, the girl most likely to challenge Katy Perry and P!nk at the top of the charts.


Related Topix: Dance, P!NK, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

Keyboard Magazine

Ariadna Castellanos Brings Back Fiery Flamenco

Flamenco-meets-jazz pianist and composer Ariadna Castellanos has been wowing audiences around the globe with what has been called "a brutal technique and a wild intuition" on the piano.


The Bluegrass Blog

Alan Bibey at Berklee

Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts.


EQ Magazine

Berklee College of Music Offers Online Bachelor Degree

Wanted to share some big news from Berklee College of Music, which is now the first non-profit music institution to offer accredited bachelor degrees online.


All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns to His Detroit Roots on "Brother Brother"

Those funk and soul-jazz roots run deep with the Ann Arbor native and come to the surface on his second release as a leader, Brother Brother -an outing dedicated to Funk Brothers & Richard "Pistol" Allen.


Related Topix: Motown, Soul, The Isley Brothers, That's the Way of the World, Black Entertainment, Earth, Wind & Fire, Drama Movies, R-N-B, Bobby Womack

Times Herald-Record

Jay Ottaway to perform benefit concert for Unison Arts Center in New Paltz

Tried and true in all things musical, Jay Ottaway brings his considerable musical talents to New Paltz April 24 for a free concert benefiting the Unison Arts Center.


Related Topix: New Paltz, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Berklee College of Music, Little Kids Rock and NYCDOE Partner for Amp Up NYC Initiative

Berklee College of Music and Little Kids Rock have partnered with the New York City Department of Education to expand the district's Modern Band music program to an additional 60,000 students in 600 city schools.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Reggae, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jerrold Nadler, Education Etc.

Talking about jazz at Berklee

"A lot of what we're doing is basically taking the pulse right now of what is happening in jazz in America and beyond," said Eric Gould, pianist, composer, and chair of Berklee College of Music's jazz composition department.


Related Topix: Music, Entertainment

Go Local

Brown to Recognize 9 Alumni with Honorary Degrees

Brown University will offer honorary degrees to nine distinguished alumni at the school's 246th Commencement on Sunday, May 25th.


Related Topix: Brown University

Pique News Magazine

Squamish's Verbeek and Sweeney debut LOVECoast at WSSF

Scott Verbeek has already travelled a considerable distance from the early days of his musical career, as a prodigal teenage lead guitarist from Don Ross Secondary School in Squamish.


Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

Courier News

Colgate-Palmolive's co-op program helps Rutgers chemistry undergraduates develop research interests

In the process, both students are partnering with chemists on discoveries that could significantly influence the future of consumer products.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Chemistry, Science, Piscataway, NJ, Inventions, Science / Technology, East Brunswick, NJ

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Berklee Hosts its First American Roots Weekend June 20-22

Boston, MA, April 16, 2014. Berklee College of Music hosts its first American Roots Weekend, June 20-22, for acoustic musicians who perform bluegrass, blues, folk, country, acoustic jazz, and swing on instruments such as violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, and harp.


Related Topix: Emmylou Harris, Bluegrass, Bela Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, Country, Bill Frisell, Lyle Lovett, Jazz

The Village Voice

"Somebody Loves You," and That Somebody is Betty Who

'I have this fantasy," says Betty Who. The New York-based singer is a tall, fast-talking burst of energy with platinum blonde hair and a near-constant smile.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Pop/Rock, Spice Girls, Music, Entertainment