It was in 1956, in Newport nonetheless, that Duke Ellington and his Orchestra gave a most landmark performance at the Jazz Festival. Per NPR, historians mark this as the pivotal moment of the Duke's 50 plus year career, with the centerpiece being "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" accompanied by saxophonist Paul Gonsalves.
If you put a thousand otters in a room and give them a keyboard, one is bound to write Beethoven.
Mad Men has its merits with lavish costume designs, witty dialogue and writing and exceptional intertextuality with the time period its set it.
YouTube can always secure a firm grip on the latest trending media. Perhaps one of those videos that has become a household, well, vid, is the "Evolution of Dance" phenomenon. You remember it, maybe fragments of a orange-shirt, jean-wearing dance virtuoso, taking you through the steps of dance history, in the most interesting way he can.
For a good time, call the new German quartet Salut Salon. The group of women, trending on the social mediascapes, infuse a refreshing new blend of music, acrobatics and, believe it or not, some slapstick humor.
It was said by one of the most famous and influential jazz pianists of the century, Thelonius Monk, that he wanted to find the "space" between the black and white keys on the piano.
According to a research report published last week, scientists have discovered that Valproate, a drug used to treat epilepsy, can help adults develop perfect pitch.
The Houston Symphony has a lot to celebrate for their 100th anniversary. As they ready the arrival of music director designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada--he'll conduct four programs this season--the ensemble has announced some excellent news on the financial front, as well.
“I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility).” -- Chelsea Manning