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

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

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

To create the strange music in the recording above, Stanford University neurologist Dr. Josef Parvizi and his colleague Dr. Chris Chafe used electrodes to record the brain waves of an individual in the throes of a seizure. Then they converted the spikes of rapidly firing brain cells into tones that mimic the human voice. “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 CBGB Music & Film Festival Announces The Official 2013 Film Lineup

Markets close in 3 hrs 50 mins The CBGB Music & Film Festival Announces The Official 2013 Film Lineup BROADWAY IDIOT Featuring Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and The Long Awaited CBGB Film Open This Year’s Festival Press Release: The CBGB Music & Film Festival 4 hours ago Print NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The CBGB Music & Film Festival has announced the 2013 official film lineup, which will feature over 60 feature films and shorts including world and US premieres mixed in with shorts, fan favorites and a wide selection of music driven movies. The fest will kick off with BROADWAY IDIOT (a documentary following Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of his Broadway bound American Idiot) and the highly anticipated US theatrical premiere of the feature film, CBGB. “We have taken a big step into the future with this year’s unique selection of films,” states Film Festival Director, Joe Amodei. “We have secured over 25 U.S. and World Premieres in addition to including a selection of shorts for the first time. Our film selections will showcase a solid mix of music genres including rock, bluegrass, pop and folk, while also exploring the foreign music culture of countries such as Brazil, Italy, London, Australia and the underground punk scenes in Montreal and Toronto. We have also brought back some fan favorites and a host of films that have never played to NYC audiences.” “The CBGB Music & Film Festival aims to become the largest international film festival in the world for premiering and showcasing movies and shorts that focus exclusively on music.” Said CBGB Music & Film Festival executive producer Tim Hayes. “No other major film festival in the county provides such a large platform for music based movies and there is no better place than New York City to do it.” The CBGB Film Festival is a five-day festival/conference that will take place from Wednesday, October 9 to Sunday, October 13. The fest will premiere an estimated 60 feature films and shorts, featuring Q&A sessions with directors, producers and actors. For the complete list of films and schedules please go to the festival website at cbgb.com: THE 2013 CBGB FILM FESTIVAL LINE UP CAN BE VIEWED HERE: For inquiries regarding the 2013 CBGB Film Festival, please contact: Daniela Sapkar / 646.644.4418 For inquiries regarding the 2013 CBGB Music Festival, please contact: Rey Roldan / 862.234.0801

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