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Iconic guitar maker Gibson files for bankruptcy

Slash owned custom Gibson Les Paul studio guitar is on display during the preview of the sale of exclusive property from legendary guitarist and musician Slash at Julien?s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on March 7, 2011. Included in the auction sale are some of the iconic, Grammy-winning, rock guitarist and songwriter?s famous guitars, memorabilia, vehicles and personal furniture and décor from his Hollywood Hills residence. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) ×Iconic guitar maker Gibson files for bankruptcySlash owned custom Gibson Les Paul studio guitar is on display during the preview of the sale of exclusive property from legendary guitarist and musician Slash at Julien?s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on March 7, 2011. Included in the auction sale are some of the iconic, Grammy-winning, rock guitarist and songwriter?s famous guitars, memorabilia, vehicles and personal furniture and décor from his Hollywood Hills residen..

Musician-inspired fonts website forced to close after going viral

SongwriterFonts, a website that offered free-to-use typefaces based on the handwriting of famous musicians, has been closed down following legal issues over intellectual-property rights. Set up by French graphic designers Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens, the SongwriterFonts website offered five typefaces based on the handwriting of David Bowie, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg. But after being featured on numerous online publications, including Dezeen, the designers were contacted by intellectual-property rights' owners and had to shut down the website just five days after its launch. The SongwriterFonts website has been closed down, and is currently displaying a holding pageA message on the website's holding page reads: "We launched the SongwritersFonts project, a series of typefaces created from famous songwriters' handwritings, as a design project. The unique purpose of this was to inspire musicians and the next generation of songwriters to..

Famous musicians visit with art students at Fort Lauderdale elementary school

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Art students in Fort Lauderdale got a special visit Monday from world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The visit was part of the Kennedy Center's "Arts Across America" tour. Students at Walker Elementary School gave Yo-Yo Ma and bagpiper Cristina Pato a warm welcome. "It was the most amazing warm welcome, really seeing things that we didn't know was happening here and it's been really affirming," Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter said. Students in Walker Elementary's arts programs entertained their guests in the school’s auditorium and then performed with the professionals. The time they spent with the children moved the artists. "The most fascinating thing for us was to watch them perform, to see the energy of the school, how much life and, especially, how much love," Pato said. "There is so much love in this school. The kindergarten class that I visited and the love from the teacher, from the children, and they're genuinely c..

Listening Post: BPO’s recording of Wagner leads off new releases

ClassicalWagner, Orchestral Music from "Der Ring des Nibelungen" performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta (Naxos). If you take an historical overview of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra you have to conclude that no BPO conductor has achieved anything close on record with the orchestra to the recording presence that Falletta has. Foss' avant-garde influence on the BPO was profound on the orchestra and the city, but the recordings he produced weren't. Michael Tilson Thomas' decision to use the BPO to record the complete music of Carl Ruggles was the BPO's most consequential recorded moment, along with its recording of Terry Rley's "In C." But you could argue that the BPO's records for Naxos have been the fulfillment of the orchestra conducted years ago by Steinberg and Krips. It's Naxos' marvelous insistence on using the BPO for "big" works with a "big" orchestral sound are making every new disc a potential wonderme..

Encore Houston, Episode 57: Ars Lyrica Houston

Ars Lyrica and guest musicians Paul Avril and Loren Tayerle in concert on New Year’s Eve, 2017.On this week’s episode of Encore Houston, Ars Lyrica celebrates the New Year with music from eighteenth-century Berlin. The theme of the concert focused on the famous musician and patron Sara Itzig Levy, and the featured pieces were either works she helped premiere or had in her own catalog. Music in this episode: CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH, Concerto in E-flat major for harpsichord and fortepiano Mario Aschauer, fortepianoMatthew Dirst, harpsichordGEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, Paris Quartet in G major Colin St. Martin, fluteElizabeth Blumenstock, violinBarrett Sills, celloMatthew Dirst, harpsichordWILHELM FRIEDMANN BACH, Flute Concerto in D major Colin St. Martin, fluteTELEMANN, Concerto in F major for two horns Paul Avril, hornLoren Tayerle, hornPerformance date: 12/31/2017Originally aired: 3/31/2018New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all..

Venezuela’s Famous Youth Orchestra Faces Tough Times

In 1975, Venezuelan musician Jose Antonio Abreu created a network of music education programs for children. It became known as El Sistema. As the director of El Sistema, Abreu was able to gain government support for the network, and turn it into one of Venezuela’s model programs. Abreu died March 24 at age 78. Now, El Sistema’s new director, Eduardo Mendez, promises to continue the program's tradition of musical excellence and social service. Mendez said the program must overcome Venezuela’s severe economic crisis. The crisis has forced hundreds of musicians to leave the country. El Sistema now includes about 300 community schools. The network has given children in poor neighborhoods a chance to study classical music. It has produced world-famous musicians, including the director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel. But Mendez says leading the orchestra network through Venezuela's social and economic crisis will not be easy. He says that 8 percent of the program..

Nationally touring productions, famous musicians, and more come to Morgantown with the University Arts...

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University’s University Arts Series has dedicated itself for nearly half a century to providing quality entertainment to both students at the university and residents of the surrounding areas. The series has been going on for 47 years, said Kristie Stewart-Gale, the marketing and advertising manager of arts and entertainment. “We receive no university or state funding to directly produce these events,” she said. “All of the series events must pay for themselves through ticket sales and advertising.” This season, they had musicals, such as “Dirty Dancing” and “Elf,” concerts, including “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” and “Foreigner,” the “Moscow Ballet” and more. Each year, they work to cater to the requests of attendees. “We bring in everything from Broadway musicals and comedy to dance and magic,” Stewart-Gale said. “The series also includes many genres of music, including but not limited to jazz, blues, oldies, folk, pop, swing and R&B. If our audience ask..

Signed Watt jersey, guitars by famous musicians available in Heights man cave auction

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man cave auction in the Heights has many bidders excited, with more than 600 items of everything man cave that must be sold.Items include a signed J.J. Watt jersey and guitars by famous musicians like Paul Simon and Clint Black. Lewis and Maese Auctions near the Heights say final bids on all items will be accepted. And if that's not enough to entice you, bids on each item begin at just $1."We call it our Man Cave and it doesn't have to be in a man cave. Some people have them, some people don't. At the end of the day, it's great stuff for men that they'll like," David Lewis of Lewis & Maese Auction said. The auction is today at 1505 Sawyer St. near the Heights and starts at 6:30. (Copyright ©2018 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.) Let's block ads! (Why?)

‘He looks like a ferret’: Famous musicians read out ‘Mean Tweets’

Jimmy Kimmel has brought back a hilarious segment, "Mean Tweets", this time featuring a variety of famous musicians. Artists including Pink, Fall Out Boy and Nick Jonas and many others are seen reading aloud 'Mean Tweets' sent from haters about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The video begins with Jonas reading from his phone screen, "Nick Jonas was cute back when he was in the Jonas Brothers but now he looks like a ferrit (sic)." Eventually, it's the Beautiful Trauma singer turn who reads, "Pink makes music for obnoxious white bridal parties that drunkingly walk into a Denny's and ruin everyone's evening," the singer read, laughing. "I would have said Waffle House, but whatever." The members of Fall Out Boy gather around to read a bitter tweet saying, "Fall Out Boy is the Comic Sans MS of music. They are both entirely overused." The clip ends with the American punk rock band Green Day, with this Twitter user not even able to consistently spell the band'..

Grammys…..same old song and dance

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Grammys…..same old song and dance Roanoke Chowan News HeraldFull coverage

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