Grandmaster Flash. REUTERS/Andrew KellyWithout music, life would be a mistake, according to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
Yet some of the world’s most famed musicians did not begin their careers belting out hits onstage. They had to endure scrappy jobs, just like the rest of us.
For the latest in the’ “First Jobs” series, Reuters talked to a few notable music makers about the gigs that got them started.
First job: Delivery boy
“I got a job as a delivery boy for a fabric store at Broadway and 38th St. I was walking around the garment district looking for wor..
The Vermont Mozart Festival will present orchestra and chamber music concerts July 17-Aug. 3 at locations in Burlington, Charlotte, Shelburne and Stowe. Pictured is a 2017 concert at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. (Photo by Stephen Mease)
Vermont Mozart Festival musician perform in fron to Burlington City Hall in 2017. (Photo by Stephen Mease)
The Vermont Mozart Festival, beginning its third season, is unique in Vermont, perhaps the world. For not only does it present myriad concerts at various locations around the region, it prepares young professional musicians to succeed financially in t..
NUCLASSICA electro-pop violinist Leia Rose shares what it’s like playing for Detroit’s electro-pop violin band, how she got started in music and some of her favorite musicians.
By Chelsie Dzbanski
1. Can you share a bit about yourself and your career path? My name is Leia Rose. I’m 17 years old, going into my senior year at Cranbrook Kingswood. I currently live in Bloomfield Hills with my mom, two brothers and two cats. I started playing classical violin at a young age. Early on, I really did not like playing or practicing, and definitely never thought of music as a possible career path (I w..
As part of its popular, family-friendly Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series hosting acclaimed puppeteers from around New England and beyond, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Dinosaur Show by Missouri's Mesner Puppet Theater on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs.
Make no bones about it -The Dinosaur Show is sure to tickle your funny bone and stimulate your imagination! Mesner Puppet Theater reaches into the past using hand, rod, shadow, and bod..
The jubilee 10th edition offers a US-Czech-Slovak cooperation in the capital – moved indoors, a series of concerts outside Bratislava, and a grand gala of marking the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia, again in the capital.
Font size:A-|A+0The One Day Jazz festival has been offering concerts for ten years already, in winter and summer editions.
This year’s summer edition brings a host of events, starting on June 13 inBratislava. Moved from the planned venue of Bratislava Castle to the National Tennis Centre due to a bad weather forecast, it presents Czech singer Dan Bárta and his Illustratosphere project (Filip Jelínek-keyboard, trombone, percussion; Robert Balzar-bass, double bass; Martin Valihora-drums, and Miroslav Chyška-guitar). The star of the evening will be US singer Lizz Wright and the intriguing Slovak Philharmonics, conducted by jazzman Oskar Rósza.
In the countryThree days later, the Slovak Ľubomír Gašpar Cimbal Project and the foreign Lionel Loueke Trio, featuring Daniel..
Famous Musicians Made in Memphis | Getty Images FOTO
Blues, Soul and good ol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Published May 23, 2018
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Some of the most influential musicians the world has ever known created their most memorable music in Memphis, Tennessee. From Beale Street and Graceland to Sun Studio and Soulsville, USA, Memphis’ legacy of blues, soul, jazz, and rock and roll is second to none. Here are 11 remarkable talents — and a few outright geniuses — who were, figuratively and literally, made in Memphis.
Michael Ochs Archives
Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) forged his unique early sound at Sun Studio, where he recorded two dozen songs. In fact, he paid the studio four bucks to record his first two, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin,” when he was just 18. (His family moved to Memphis when he was 13.) The King’s 24 studio albums, six live albums, 20 soundtrack albums and scores of posthumous compilations have sol..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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