Prominent city guitarist Russ Smith turns 90

“In 1964, Russell C Smith opened Music City at 479 Cassells Street and continued to own and operate until 1997, when the store moved twice. He was very proud of the store and counted the employees and many customers as close friends. Well-known local musician Russ Smith (1931-2021) died at …

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Sunraysia loses local music legend Geoff Evans

Geoff Evans is best known for his many accomplishments as a musician, the first being as a member of the popular 1960s rock band, the Rhythm Rockets. Evans’ talent as a guitarist, singer and vocalist contributed to the band’s enormous popularity and success, which resulted in a highly prized recording …

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Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr signs with BMG

Legendary songwriter, guitarist and singer Johnny Marr – formerly of Smiths, The, Electronic and Modest Mouse and also a veteran solo artist – has signed a new global album deal with BMG. The deal is an extension of Marr’s relationship with BMG as publisher, which includes his three UK Top …

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A violinist on how to empower Asian musicians

I was not surprised by the recent violence against Asian Americans. I vividly remember being scared as a kid in Illinois in the 1980s. At that time, Japan was seen as an impending economic force invading the United States. In 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American, was beaten to death by …

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Frank Turner rocks Concorde 2 at concert

PUNK and folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner performed a live concert at the Concorde 2 seaside last night. Becoming famous thanks to the old-fashioned road, word of mouth, Frank’s career has gone from crashing into people’s floors after a gig to performing in some of the country’s most prestigious arenas including …

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Nelsons coaches and leads TMCO twice

Adam Hickox is leading TMCO on July 12. (Photo by Hillary Scott) One element has always accompanied the opening of Tanglewood: The reappearance of the Tanglewood Music Center and the weekly concerts of the TMC Orchestra in presentations featuring Fellows conductors who prepare pieces under the direction of a master …

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Café Léna @ SPAC | WAMC

“Caffè Lena @ SPAC” returns for a free two-day festival on the Charles R. Wood stage of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center In partnership with Caffè Lena, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that its popular “Caffè Lena @ SPAC” concert series will return for a free two-day festival on …

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Epiphone Slash Collection Celebrates Iconic Guitarist

Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand for every scene, announced that the new Epiphone Slash collection will officially debut worldwide on July 20, 2021 via Epiphone’s official site. Spanning three decades of collaborative partnership between luthiers Gibson and Epiphone and the iconic Guns N ‘Roses Slash guitarist, the brand new …

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How close did Sammy Hagar really come to Aerosmith?

Aerosmith was caught between a rock and a hard place again in the late 2000s. The band’s injury-prone 2009 tour culminated when frontman Steven Tyler had a bad stage drop at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August 5, 2009, in Rapid City, SD, breaking his shoulder and ending the trek. …

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Lee Abraham announces new solo album

Galahad guitarist Lee Abraham announced the release of his brand new solo album Just human via F2 Music on September 4th, exactly one year to the day it released Harmony / Synchronicity. Inevitably, the album was inspired by the events of the past two years. You can see the new …

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Jefferson Community Chorus invites you to come and sing

After a long pandemic-induced hiatus, the Jefferson Township Community Chorus will begin its fall / winter rehearsal schedule on Tuesday, September 14, 7:30 to 9 p.m., in the Jefferson Township High School Group Hall, 1010 Weldon Road, Milton / Oak Ridge. The choir is sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Committee. …

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Graham High School Student of the Week

Claim to fame / honors: Junior and Senior Class President, National Honors Society President, CBC Athlete of the Month, Regional Finalist in 300m Hurdles, 1st CBC 300m Hurdles Team, 2nd CBC 100m Hurdles Team, 2nd CBC Soccer Team. Words you live by: It’s like that. Most difficult challenge: balance whatever …

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Celebrity horoscopes and birthdays for Friday, July 16 | Advice

Today’s birthday (07/16/21). Cultivate shared financial abundance this year. Coordinated collaboration strengthens your joint venture. Summer dreams come true, before fall presents a social puzzle. Recharging your work and health this winter inspires breakthroughs with friends next spring. Invest, contribute and build for the future. To get the benefit, check …

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This group is gearing up for the next big hit

This group is made up of such talented people: singer Andrea Manzano, guitarist songwriter Euwie Von Loria, keyboardist Melvin Carson, guitarist Raymart Gubat, bassist Miccael Galvan and drummer John Macaranas. The biggest group of 2019 is back with a new single titled “Wala Ka Nang Magagawa”. This single was released …

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Artist-performer Genesis Owusu – COOL HUNTING®

After the release of his stellar debut album, Smile without teeth in March, Canberra, Australia Genesis Owusu (aka Kofi Owusu-Ansah) has toured across the country, although the promotion of a record and performance are very different in the midst of a global pandemic. As if that wasn’t enough to keep …

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Joe Bonamassa announces revolutionary NFT collection

Charts Top Blues Guitarist Partners With Heritage Auctions For Rare Items Blues-rock hero Joe Bonamassa teams up with Heritage auction house to announce a revolutionary NFT collection that will reshape the music industry forever by symbolizing the original master and releasing the rights to a new song called “Broken Record”. …

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Summer music festival with five more evenings of driving concerts

The festival opened this weekend with a performance by the National Academy Orchestra of Canada conducted by Maestro Boris Brott PRESS RELEASECOLLINGWOOD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL************************* This past Saturday and Sunday marked the dazzling start to a week of daily performances as part of the second annual Collingwood Summer Music Festival. …

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WILLOW is finally ready for his rock era

There isn’t much that Willow Smith hasn’t done. Actor? Check. Talk show host? Check. Artist? Check. But at 20, the artist who is simply called WILLOW, is ready to try something new: to be a rock star. But his foray into the genre is nothing short of genuine. Even since …

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A Classic Celebration (Adelaide Guitar Festival)

Created in 2007 to celebrate “the world’s most popular and accessible instrument,” the annual Adelaide Guitar Festival has become a staple of Adelaide’s bountiful music scene, and its artistic director, guitarist from Internationally renowned Slava Grigorian, has become a name for his popularization of the instrument and the many styles …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda sees art and philanthropy with the same goal

For the creator of “Hamilton”, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the inspirations for art and philanthropy are inextricably linked. On Wednesday, Miranda announces a series of donations to organizations serving immigrants, whose experiences are at the heart of the new film version of her hit Broadway musical “In the Heights.” “For me,” Miranda …

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‘Annette’ kicks off Cannes with twisted love story

CANNES, France, July 6 (Reuters) – A musical starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard as lovers caught in a disturbing relationship kicked off the Cannes competition on Tuesday, bringing rock riffs and opera arias at the film festival for its big comeback night. Intoxicating and highly theatrical, “Annette”, directed by …

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Ambridge Music Museum opens to the public

AMBRIDGE, Pennsylvania. Skyliners, Vogues, Bobby Vinton, Perry Como. Jaggerz, Granatis, Lou Christie, BE Taylor. Les Marcel, Henry Mancini, Norm Nardini, Etta Cox, Donnie Iris … the list goes on. If these musicians have written or performed songs you care about, consider a visit to the Performing Arts Legend Museum, which …

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