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Famous Musicians Made in Memphis

Famous Musicians Made in Memphis | Getty Images FOTO Blues, Soul and good ol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Published May 23, 2018 Published 20 days ago 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 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..

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?)

Mike Greensill plays for 'Laughter' at Society Cabaret

Photo: Courtesy Mike Greensill Mike Greensill plays piano this weekend for “Laughter From the Hip.” When he’s not playing piano, Mike Greensill tells stories — and he is almost as good a storyteller as he is a pianist. You can judge for yourself when Greensill teams up with the superb bassist John Wiitala for “Laughter From the Hip,” Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 and 13. Greensill is well known for his work with many artists, including, of course, his wife, retired Wesla Whitfield. His resume is filled with famous and not-so-famous musicians and composers, and he’ll share stories about many of them, and sing songs by Dave Frishberg, Fats Waller, Mose Allison, Tom Lehrer and Bob Dorough. — David Wiegand “Laughter From the Hip”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 12-13. $35-$50. Society Cabaret, Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F. (415) 857-1896. Let's block ads! (Why?)

15 Influential Girl Bands Who Inspire Us

It's 2018 and women are still treated as second-class citizens, as we continuously deal with the injustices that face our gender. Having to fight for equality in almost everything we encounter, ranging from ridiculous pay gaps to sexual assault. There have been movements and protests that have spanned decades, but it seems no one was actually listening. In light of the scandals that have recently plagued Hollywood, it appears that this is the time people are finally paying attention. It's not just the women who are listening, the men are finally waking up to their privilege and stepping down to make room for the people who have endured and suffered under this oppression. As last night's Golden Globes demonstrated and how Oprah's powerful speech articulated, Time Is Up and the era of women speaking out is finally here and this time we're actually being heard. The prominent women in our culture are using their positions of power and influence to initiate discussi..

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..

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..

Luxury Living: Homes of famous musicians

This secluded retreat on the slopes of Diamond Head, near Waikiki Beach, is the private residence of John McVie, the bassist of Fleetwood Mac. The luxurious 9,000-square-foot home offers five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and elegant living and entertaining spaces with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Honolulu skyline. The tropical grounds include a courtyard with a resort-style pool, a barbecue area, covered patios, and lush landscaping for added privacy. The Tuscan wine estate of Sting, the 16-time Grammy Award–winning musician, is situated just outside the historic town of Figline e Incisa Valdarno, between Florence and Arezzo. This idyllic property commands nearly 65 acres, composed of mature vineyards and olive groves, woodland, natural springs, a private lake, and beautiful formal gardens with a swimming pool. The three-story main residence has been fully restored and is complemented by two farmhouses, a barn, and several outbuildings. Villa Jasmine is the former home of Spanish re..

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..

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..

Vt Mozart Festival: Building musicians as well as audiences

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..

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