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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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Music Makes Kids Smarter

In past generations, singing and playing instruments was an integral part of family life.  A great way to express and entertain yourself and others.  We did not realize it, but we were also exercising our brain while we played, causing us to be creative, more vibrant, smarter, etc.  In our current generation, we tend to be passive listeners and consumers as a society, and as a re


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U.S. Census Says About Eight Percent of Americans Play Musical Instruments

According to 2009 U.S. Census data, about 8 percent of Americans play musical instruments regularly and another 5 percent sing in a chorus or chorale. More than 9 percent attend symphonic concerts, and about 8 percent enjoy jazz concerts.


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Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure

(Health.com) -- Listening to your favorite tunes or funny jokes could lower your blood pressure, perhaps even as much as cutting salt from your diet or dropping 10 pounds, according to the preliminary results of a small study presented Friday at American Heart Association meeting in Atlanta.


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New GarageBand iPad App Helps Potential Players Make Music

USA Today's Jeffersom Graham reviews the new Apple iPad GarageBand app and talks about how it makes playing and writing music easier for potential players. Check it out:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-03-22-review-garagae-band.htm


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Daniel Radcliffe Explores His Musical Side on Broadway

According to USA TodayDaniel Radcliffe has spent most of his waking hours recently either preparing for or performing in his first


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The Power of Music

Music can literally work wonders for people with Parkinson’s, dementia, or strokes. A leading music therapist talks about how caregivers can make the best use of it.

A man in his late 60s has a stroke and loses his speech. After two years of intense speech therapy, he still can’t talk. From a treatment standpoint, he’s considered “hopeless.”


Making Music Magazine: New York Times Tech Columnist David Pogue Makes Music On the Job

According to Making Music magazine, New York Times Tech Columnist David Pogue isn't a professional musician--but that doesn't stop him from making music on the job.


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The Fender Center Inaugural Annual 'Blues Camp for Kids' June 27-July 1, 2011

The Fender Center and Blues Kids of America proudly present Fernando Jones’ inaugural Blues Camp. This fun-filled experience will give student musicians ages 10-18 an opportunity to learn and play America’s root music in Southern California.


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ABC Reporter Dan Harris Challenges Max Weinberg of 'E Street Band' to a Drum Off

ABC News' Dan Harris plays the drums for fun in his spare time. As you can see in this "Good Morning America" segment called "GMA Takes On," never did he think he'd be challenging Bruce Springsteen's drummer to a drumer's duel. It just goes to show you that you don't have to be perfect or a superstar to play music. Sometimes, playing leads to just plain fun.


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Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Talks About His Passion for Playing Guitar

Greenbay Packers' quaterback Aaron Rodgers recently shared with Fox Sports his passion for playing the guitar. Click here to see what he says about the role that music making has in his life. http://multimedia.foxsports.com/m/video/33908517/profiles-rodgers-real-p...