Acclaimed South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo will make a rare appearance in Bakersfield on Tuesday and Thursday for a series of music clinics focusing on the other instrument he loves: the ukulele. Panama-Buena Vista educator Kevin Birkbeck, who also teaches ukulele classes, is arranging the visit by Kumalo, perhaps best known for his work on Paul Simon's "Graceland"...
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NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Say 'Schoenberg' and music together around these parts, and people tend to think less of atonal composing giant Arnold Schoenberg and more of New Salem improvisational pianist Steven Schoenberg. Adding 'Graceland' to the mix might bring to mind Elvis or Paul Simon.
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Grade - B- CD - To some purists, R.E.M. began its decline when it finally relented and signed with major label Warner Bros. and released “Green” in 1988. That is, of course, not true, as future albums “Out of Time,” “Automatic For the People,” “Monster” and “New Adventures in Hi-Fi” proved to become some of the greatest albums of the 1990s. But “Green,” which is receiving a...
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Students have been studying South Africa's history, culture, economics and moreAsked if they would sing a lullaby during an appearance at Monroe Elementary School in Hinsdale, members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African musical group made famous when they performed on Paul Simon's album "Graceland" politely declined.
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NEWPORT BEACH – Taste of Newport, a three-day celebration of food, wine and music held each year in Fashion Island, will not see its 25th anniversary this September. The Chamber of Commerce has canceled the event this year. Former City Councilman...
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Emblem3 says that its first album for Sony Music will have a more mainstream pop sound than the group's previous independent releases. The group has often said that the band Sublime is a big influence on Emblem3, whose...
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Full Segment: Sony is suing a Swedish man accused of putting Beyonce's "4" album on-line in advance of its release date for $233,300.
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Community Car Care, 1047 Perkins Drive, Alexandria will have a 25th anniversary celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
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Today marks the 25th anniversary of Tracy Chapman's self-titled album. Released by Elektra Records on April 5, 1988, the 11-song LP, "Tracy Chapman," saw the birth of everyone's favorite sultry radio hit, "Fast Car." Chapman's folk-inspired instrumentation and deep, rolling voice earned her debut record critical acclaim, with music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine calling it...
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