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Music To Their Ears! Scores Of Instruments Donated To Three Bronx Schools

Seizures Turned Into Music With Help Of ‘Brain Stethoscope’ (AUDIO)

Its not fun to listen to. September 4: Alan Jackson tells the Baltimore Sun theres no country stuff left on radio Its not that Im against all thats out there. Theres some good music, good songwriting and good artists out there, but theres really no country stuff left Its always been that constant pop-country battle. I dont think its ever going to change What makes me sad today is that I think the real country, real roots-y traditional stuff, may be gone. I dont know if itll ever be back on mainstream radio. You cant get it played anymore. September 10: Kacey Musgraves earns 6 CMA Award nominations After just a few months in the mainstream consciousness, Musgraves tied Taylor Swift as the most-nominated artist of the year, clearly illustrating Nashvilles two schools of thought about the state of modern country. September 12: Gary Allan says Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are pop artists When asked by Larry King about Swift and Underwood, the singer responded, I would say theyre pop artists making a living in the country genre You used to be able to turn on the radio and you knew instantly it was the country station just by listening to it, and now youve got to leave it there for a second to figure it out. The star later released a handwritten note to country radio to stay in programmers good graces September 14: Zac Brown calls Thats My Kind of Night the worst song Ive ever heard The beanie-wearing strummer told a Canadian radio station that Luke Bryans single was the worst song ever. I love Luke Bryan and hes had some great songs, but this new song is the worst song Ive ever heard, Brown said. Country fans and country listeners deserve to have something better than that, a song that really has something to say, something that makes you feel something. Good music makes you feel something. When songs make me wanna throw up, it makes me ashamed to even be in the same genre as those songs. Listen at the 2:00 mark. September 17: Jason Aldean tells Zac Brown nobody gives a shit what u think on Instagram September 25: Jason Aldean says artists shouldnt bash other artists Theres certain artists I really like what they do and certain artists Im not that big of a fan, he told The Province . But Im not publicly going to go out and trash em. I know Zac, I dont have anything against the guy, hes always been cool to me, but I didnt like that.

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame honors 2013 Inductees with Tralf Gala

Scores of instruments donated to three Bronx schools After-school orchestra program saved at Bronx Green Middle School, Bronx Park Middle School and Pelham Academy. By Jennifer H. Cunningham / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:28 PM Christie M Farriella/for New York Daily News Students (from left) Ashley Morillo, Kailey Maria, Samantha Torres and Genesis Gonzalez show off the donated instruments. Related Stories Readers sound off on North Korea, political corruption and the Holocaust Strike up the band! Kind-hearted New Yorkers donated 126 musical instruments to three Bronx schools after the Daily News highlighted educators efforts to restore dormant music programs. That is just a wonderful number, said Charles Johnson, principal of Bronx Green Middle School, which will share the music makers with Bronx Park Middle School and Pelham Academy. We hope well get 126 kids interested. RELATED: BRONX SCHOOLS TO GET DONATED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS The equipment includes accordions, a keyboard, a tuba, clarinets, saxophones, trombones and French horns and theyll help revive the schools after-school music program, which were hurt by a massive cut in arts education during the Bloomberg administration. Administrators at all three schools have set aside money to hire a music teacher for the after-school orchestra and students cant wait to tune up. Its very nice, said future drum player Kaylee Maria, 11, a sixth grader at Bronx Park Middle School. They are so generous with their instruments so kids can learn how to play music. All three schools still need string and percussion instruments. To donate, email BxParkEast@gmail.com or call (347) 654-7044. jcunningham@nydailynews.com

“My initial interest was an artistic one at heart, but, surprisingly, we could instantly differentiate seizure activity from non-seizure states with just our ears,” Chafe, a professor of music research at the university, said in a written statement. “It was like turning a radio dial from a static-filled station to a clear one.” The researchers say their “brain stethoscope” could lead to the development of a biofeedback device that would make it possible for caregivers to detect seizures in people with epilepsy simply by listening to their brain wave activity. “Someone – perhaps a mother caring for a child — who hasn’t received training in interpreting visual EEGs [electroencephalograms] can hear the seizure rhythms and easily appreciate that there is a pathological brain phenomenon taking place,” Parvizi, associate professor of neurology at the university, said in the statement. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow The Brain As Art Wellcome Trust employee Zoe Middleton poses for the media by a work entitled ‘My Soul’ by artist Katherine Dawson, that is a laser etched in lead crystal glass of the artist’s own MRI scan, at an exhibition call ‘Brains -The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, March, 27, 2012. The free exhibition is open to the public from March 29- June 17. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) French Phrenological Model A French Phrenological model, from the mid 19th century, of a head with brain exposed is seen on display at an exhibition call ‘Brains – The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The free exhibition is open to the public from March 29- June 17. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Pathologies In Brain Specimens A selection of brain specimens preserved in acrylic illustrating different pathologies on loan from the Mutter Museum -The College of Physicians of Philadelphia are seen on display at an exhibition call ‘Brains -The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Surgical Skull Holes A Bronze Age skull from Jericho in the West Bank that shows four holes made by the ancient surgical process of trephination carried out to treat a range of medical conditions, some of which were believed to have been caused by evil spirits, is on display at the exhibition ‘Brains -The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Diagrams of the Skull A member of the media takes an image of diagrams of the human skull at an exhibition call ‘Brains -The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The free exhibition is open to the public from March 29- June 17. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) ‘Brains – Mind as Matter’ A Wellcome Trust employee stands in front of a video that journeys through slices of the brain in a kaleidoscope of colour at an exhibition call ‘Brains -The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Bits of Brilliance: Einstein’s Brain Two slices of Albert Einstein’s brain are seen at an exhibition call ‘Brains -The Mind as Matter’ at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, March, 27, 2012.

(Harry Scull Jr. / Buffalo News file photo) By Jeff Miers | News Pop Music Critic | Google+ on October 2, 2013 – 12:01 AM Tweet The 31st annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. This years class represents a broad cross section of area musicians, ranging from a blues virtuoso to an internationally recognized record producer, a platinum-selling alternative pop singer to a fully tenured rock drummer. In a news release announcing the gala event, Hall President Rick Matthews noted the high level of the talent we have here in Buffalo, and he praised these incredible musicians as we prepare to induct them into Buffalos coveted Music Hall of Fame. As has long been the case with Buffalos Music Hall of Fame, this years class offers a testimony to the rich diversity of our scene and celebrates the level of musical virtuosity and music industry smarts that is a hallmark of the Western New York music community. This years inductees in the performer category include blues guitarist and bandleader Jony James; R&B/pop outfit Joe Public; revered rock drummer and songwriter Howard Wilson; jazz drummer, composer and bandleader Bobby Previte; former 10,000 Maniacs vocalist, songwriter and solo artist Natalie Merchant; country singer/songwriter Linda Lou Schriver; and guitarist and music educator Ed Supple. Over the last several years, the Hall has paid increased attention to nonperforming Buffalo music industry veterans, honoring their contributions to the music community. This year, the nonperformer category finds Grammy-nominated producer and sonic architect Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT) and legendary DJ and radio host Jim Santella being honored. The 2013 Legacy Award will be shared by vocal coach and music educator Andy Anselmo and concert promoter/Kingdom Bound Festival founder Fred Casserta. The Presidents Award will be bestowed upon internationally revered death metal outfit Cannibal Corpse. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Industry Award will honor concert apparel company the New Buffalo Shirt Factory. An all-star jam session featuring many of the inductees will take place immediately after the induction ceremony.

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