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Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine was one of 12 talented people chosen from a pool of 34,000 submissions to compete on the original Glee Project, a reality show on the Oxygen network in which performers vie for a spot the TV show Glee. Bryce is a vocal student at Berklee College of Music who sings pop, rap, jazz, and alternative.

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Art Alexakis

Arthur Paul "Art" Alexakis is best known as the American singer, composer, and guitarist of the rock band Everclear. He has been a member of several notable bands, in addition to his own work as a songwriter for other artists.

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Zendaya

Zendaya is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She currently stars on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Raquel "Rocky" Blue. 

Guitar Case Give Away

85% of Americans, including President Obama, wish they could play a musical instrument. This year, resolve to reap the benefits of playing a musical instrument. Take the Pledge to Play on Facebook and encourage your friends to take it too!

Wanna Play?

Everyone knows that playing a musical instrument is fun and entertaining, but music making is scientifically proven to benefit people of all ages...

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Abigail Breslin's Latest Film Role Strikes a Chord

Over coffee on a fall afternoon, Breslin is showing off her sleek black acoustic guitar in the courtyard at the Greenwich Hotel. "It's the same one Bon Jovi has," she says proudly.


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Making Music Proves to Be Powerful Antidepressant

Making music might help lift more depressed people out of the dumps than common antidepressant medications do, the results of a new study suggest.


The United States Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs, Colo. Announces Openings

The United States Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs, Colo. has announced openings for the following positions: 

  • Percussion (classical & commercial skills required)
  • Piano (jazz/commercial emphasis)
  • Trumpet (classical emphasis/commercial skills a plus)
  • Guitar and bass

Audition dates will be: 


Glendale Pops Orchestra Holds Auditions for Youth Chorus: Local Children Agest 10-17 Sought to Audition Sept. 24 in Glendale

The Glendale Pops Orchestra, under the artistic direction of conductor Matt Catingub, is seeking young people between the ages of 10 and 17 to participate as The Glendale Pops Youth Chorus in the December 9th HolidayPOP! concert at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. David Benoit is the special guest artist in that very special holiday concert.


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Music Soothes Anxiety, Pain In Cancer Patients

Singing, playing an instrument or even just listening to music may lessen anxiety in cancer patients and improve their overall quality of life, according to a new analysis of previously published research.


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Glen Campbell Helps Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss By Continuing to Play Music

In a recent interview with ABC, country musician Glen Campbell spoke about having Alzheimer's disease. In this first television interview since he was diagnosed with the disease, his wife of nearly 30 years, Kim Woollen, shared how continuing to play music helps improve his condition.


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'Huckabee' Show Features Musical Instrument Donations to Joplin Toronado Victims Through NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund; Auctions Autographed Guitar

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee recently featured on his Fox News program "Huckabee" students from Joplin, Mo. who were victims of the recent toronado and whose instruments were lost during the damage that was done to their Joplin High School music department.


How Music May Help Ward Off Hearing Loss As We Age

Older people often have difficulty understanding conversation in a crowd. Like everything else, our hearing deteriorates as we age.

There are physiological reasons for this decline: We lose tiny hair cells that pave the way for sound to reach our brains. We lose needed neurons and chemicals in the inner ear, reducing our capacity to hear.


U2's Bono Invites Blind Fan to Jam On Stage During Encore

A recent post from the TIME NewsFeed, shows U2 lead singer Bono helping a blind man on stage and encouraging him to share his guitar-playing skills. The outcome is an inspirational display of music making. Click here to read the story and view the video.


Blogs

Music for the Ages

One of the best things about playing music is that you can do it pretty much for your entire life. Let's face it, there is a point of diminishing returns for most sports and to really do them well, your body has to cooperate.  Playing music actually decreases stress and helps your body so you're never too old to give it a shot.


Is there music in you?

You know that old song "I got the music in me"  Here's a question:  how do you know?  What exactly are the symptoms of having the music in oneself?  Are they:


Welcome: Guess What? U R Musical

Pssst...You wanna know a secret?


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