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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. 

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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!

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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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Fall TV Lineup Gets More Musical with the Premier of 'Hellcats'

Before the premier of "Hellcats" Tuesday, Sept. 8, Ashley Tisdale hoped that fans of "High School Musical" would make the move to The CW with her. In choosing her first post-Disney television show, Tisdale says she was careful not to get too racy.


Back-to-School Survey Shows ‘Glee,’ ‘Camp Rock 2’ Fuel Kids’ Desire to Learn and Make Music Despite School Budget Cuts thumbnail

Back-to-School Survey Shows ‘Glee,’ ‘Camp Rock 2’ Fuel Kids’ Desire to Learn and Make Music Despite School Budget Cuts

School choirs, drama clubs and bands are set to win the popularity contest this fall, thanks to shows like “Glee” and “Camp Rock 2.” Today NAMM released the findings of an August 2010 Harris Poll, in which kids said musical TV shows or movies have made them want to become involved in various musical activities.


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Obama daughters both play piano and Malia also plays the flute

Barack and Michelle Obama put their girls off-limits to the news media after they moved to the White House, saying they wanted to keep their daughters' lives as normal as possible.


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Chinese Man With No Arms Plays Piano with Toes

An armless musician moves an audience to tears in China by playing the paino with his toes.

Click here to see the video.


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Aaron Tippin Brings Patriotism to the Troops, Prepares for Release of New 'Wanna Play' Album

Country musician Aaron Tippin has built his long career in large part on his patriotism, displayed most prominently in the flag-draped song “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” that came out in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nine years ago.


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TakeLessons and Learning Care Group, Inc. Give Families Something to Sing About

A new collaboration between Learning Care Group and TakeLessons is opening up opportunties for kids ages 5-12 to take music lessons--a much-needed service considering recent drastic school budget cuts.


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Science News Magazine Delves into Mulitple Music-Brain Benefits

We know there are a lot of great reasons to play music, but the study of how it benefits the human brain is particularly fascinating.  Science News magazine recently dedicated a 14-page spread of its August 14 issue to the subject and the links to those stories can be found right here.  It's


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Jimmy Kimmel Plays Clarinet with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in LA

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be showcasing some of his lesser known talents tonight as he takes the stage playing clarinet with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.  Clips of Kimmel playing clarinet with the band can be found on YouTube, but he doesn't play live very often.  Still, it'


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Adrian Grenier of Entourage Rocks 90210 on the Drums

Ew.com reports that actor Adrian Grenier from Entourage will appear in the Sept. 27 episode of the CW's 90210 in a musical context.


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Taylor Swift Reveals She Is Inspired By the Cello

In the most recent issue of People magazine, Taylor Swift revealed she has some other instruments she'd like to try.

"While doing a session with a string section for the new record [Speak Now, due Oct. 25], I tried out the cello. The sound was so inpiring--so full. It can make you cry. It just emotes--it's like it has feelings."