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Bill Bitter went to college expecting to graduate and become a concert violinist, but he realized his talents were better served as a teacher than performer.
This Irish-American band incorporates instrumentals, vocals and step-dancing into their performances, which draw on the rich cultural traditions of Ireland.
The Campo Verde High School Orchestra is collecting clothes and textiles as a fundraiser for new musical instruments and field trip expenses.
Wherever I go in the country, or the world for that matter, if there is a music-related site I take the trouble to visit it. When I was in Rio de Janeiro, I made a beeline for Garota de Ipanema Café and Bar, where the great bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” was written. Last year, while in Nashville, I visited the new Johnny Cash Museum and in New York strolled by the Brill Buildings, where folks like Carole King (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”) and Ellie Greenwich (“Da Doo Ron Ron”) wrote the songs we remember from the 1960s.
It’s hard to believe that almost 55 years has elapsed since The Osmonds started as a barbershop quartet in Ogden, Utah. More than a half-century and 100 million records later, they are one of the most legendary families of the entertainment industry.
Get your kids excited about sound with hands-on activities at the award-winning Musical Instrument Museum allowing them to touch, hear and experience music at its most basic level. Activities are age-centric and include a tour of the Conservation Lab (ages 10 and older), a demo of the giant octobasse, an interactive electronic music demo, as well as drumming and sing-a-longs for the little ones.
Innovation struck 9-year-old Kylie Smith one day when she was at the piano. She was thinking about sea animals, about their life under the sea, when she began to translate their existence into music.
Often called the master of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai will perform as part of The Carlos Nakai Trio on Jan. 24 during the Higley Center for the Performing Arts World of Music Series. The Trio will perform arrangements that were created by playing together without written music.
On Feb. 9, 1964, America was introduced to The Beatles when they took the stage on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Half a century later, their songs are still topping charts, their fan base keeps growing, and the ladies are still screaming.
Michael W. Smith, who casually refers to himself as “Smitty,” is considered a superstar in the world of Christian music. Throughout his career, the singer-songwriter has won three Grammy Awards and more than 40 Dove Awards. GetOut chatted with him this week ahead of his Jan. 11 stop at Celebrity Theatre.
There are legendary musicians, and then there’s Steve Gadd.
The Higley Center for the Performing Arts has three performances scheduled in January featuring renowned entertainers from all over the globe.
With a week left until the end of the year and the 2013 tax season, school districts across the East Valley are accepting tax donations that will benefit their extracurricular activities.
Have a hankering for snow and no real prospects of finding any this Christmas? Bundle up the crew and head to Heritage and Science Park, where Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 you’ll find more than 30 tons of snow, ice sculptures, gingerbread houses, themed daily activities, and special showings of “Ice Worlds” in the Dorrance Planetarium and “Penguins 3D” in the IMAX theatre.
Once upon a turbulent era, there was a magical hub in the music universe high above the city, where great talents of the time cloistered in rustic, seedy harmony.
Finding a faux snow- and candy cane-filled homage to Santa Claus is easy; just look at your local mall for the line snaking around the giant Christmas tree. Honing in on an experience that makes as much of the Christmas story — the story of the birth of Jesus — is another matter.
Strumming a guitar, decked in high heels and a homemade fringe dress, Wanda Jackson had no idea she was on the cusp of making history. She realized something was afoot when she and tour mate Elvis Presley started packing out auditoriums and coliseums across the country.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
At 72 years young, Dan Hicks remains the eternal hipster. Hicks first entered the music scene in the sixties with his seminal group, The Charlatans, and he remains an influential figure among musicians.
Rita Coolidge has charted hits in almost every genre and won just about every music accolade possible, including two Grammy Awards.
NEW YORK — He's the toddler who always bites. She's the 6-year-old drama queen prone to "it's mine" fits and hair-pulling. The problem, for you anyway, is they belong to your best friend, your neighbor or your exceedingly lenient big sister.
Cherie Currie fronted the teenage all-girl band the Runaways and, along with fellow band mates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox, punched through a male-dominated field with a groundbreaking look and sound.
For more than 30 years, Morris Day has brought his blend of R&B, soul, funk and a frenetic stage presence to audiences across the country.
The home office, it seems, is going the way of the fax machine.