Music

Keep Music Alive Celebrates Third Annual Kids Music Day

The 3rd Annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday October 5, 2018. Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music retail and other music organizations worldwide to spotlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family…

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College of Charleston Music Industry Series to Explore Art of Composing Music for Film and Television

The College of Charleston’s IN THE MIX speaker series will once again delve into the nuances of the music business with Commercial Licensing and Scoring on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m at the Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309 (54 Saint Philip St). Composer, producer and adjunct faculty member Nathan Michel will discuss the intricacies of his work as a composer for film and…

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The 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival to Feature Bobby McFerrin with Ranky Tanky

The 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival announced this week an extraordinary upcoming collaboration showcasing the great musical explorer Bobby McFerrin with Charleston’s Ranky Tanky. With 10 Grammy Awards and his #1 global hit Don’t Worry, Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin’s greatest gift to his audience is transforming a concert hall into a playground. Get ready to sing-a-long and…

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Acclaimed ‘Funk Brother’ Eddie Willis Dead at 82

  By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor A GoFundMe page has been established* to help pay for the funeral of one of Motown’s unsung legends. Eddie “Chank” Willis, a member of the famed Motown session group known as “The Funk Brothers,” died at his home in Gore Springs, Mississippi. The 82-year-old was part of…

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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Still Reigns

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Recent sales numbers have erroneously suggested that the late Michael Jackson is no longer the King of Pop. Specifically, Jackson’s “Thriller” album has been displaced by the Eagles’ greatest hit compilation, as the biggest selling record of all-time. However, several pieces of telling information is lost in mainstream…

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B.B. King Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Freddie Allen, NNPA Newswire Contributor In 1949, a fight broke out at a dance in Twist, Kansas. During the melee, a barrel filled with kerosene, that had been lit earlier to warm the party, was knocked over. As flames licked the dance floor, B.B. King, a twenty-something musician, escaped into the cool Kansas night…

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