Hello, piano: Roland just added Alexa to their digital keyboard

Roland’s latest play for making digital pianos commonplace: add the popular Alexa service, and sell on Amazon. Roland’s GO:PIANO is their consumer-focused line, touting beginner- and family-friendly features. There’s Bluetooth connectivity, and integrated iOS and Android app that promises to teach you ear training and score reading – there’s a reason that pic has an iPad on it. It’s a shame the styling is pedestrian, because otherwise this is more futuristic than some of its competition. ...
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Cynthia Bailey & Kenya Moore Force “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Co-Star to Abruptly Quit Show (Report)

The heat apparently got too hot for one star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and she had to get out of the Bravo kitchen. As the current season twirls on, one of the RHOA ladies has been accused of secretly recording Cynthia Bailey trash talk NeNe Leakes. The recording got back to NeNe, and Cynthia and Kenya Moore want the “snake” exposed. “That person needs to step up, because you need to be a sly dog and a little snake in front of everybody,” Kenya said. “Don’t bring it up unless you can rea...
Tags: Reality TV, TV, Celebs, Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Bravo, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kenya, Rhoa, Reports, Don, Moore, Nene, Nene Leakes, Cynthia, Kenya Moore

Comedy Central Comedian Chris Cotton Dies Suddenly at 32, Months Before Pregnant Wife to Give Birth

Comedian and Comedy Central personality Chris Cotton has died. He was only 32 years old. On Thursday (Dec. 12), Comedy Central confirmed via a tweet that the up-and-comedian had unexpectedly passed away. A cause of death has not been publicly revealed. We’re devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton – a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family and a joy to be around. He will be missed. — Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) December 11, 2019 The lo...
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Grimes Debuts “4ÆM” At The Game Awards, Will Portray Pop Star Lizzy Wizzy In Cyberpunk 2077

Ethereal is one of those words music critics overuse to the extent that editors often caution their writers to avoid it entirely. Grimes feels differently. Earlier this week she posted a new playlist and manifesto arguing that "ethereal" should be an officially recognized genre on streaming platforms. More »
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Buffett to Play Dublin Again in 2020

After a successful show in 2019, Jimmy Buffett is returning to the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland next year: Dublin, Ireland Saturday, September 19th, 2020 Olympia Theatre Tickets go on sale for this show on Saturday, December 14th at 9am. Just Announced!! Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer BandSaturday September 19th 2020 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin Tickets From €77.50 including booking fee and facility fee On Sale This Saturday at 9.00am — The Olympia Theatre (@olym...
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Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Debut A New Song At Ally Coalition Talent Show

Jack Antonoff's annual benefit show for his charity The Ally Coalition happened on Thursday night at the Town Hall in New York City. Featured guests included Dixie Chicks, Jason Isbell, and Antonoff's own project Bleachers. And as is usually the case for this show, some previously unannounced special guests made an appearance. More »
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Watch Ezra Koenig Sing “Married In A Gold Rush” With Jason Isbell & Dev Hynes At Ally Coalition Show

Jack Antonoff's annual benefit show for his charity The Ally Coalition happened on Thursday night at the Town Hall in New York City. Featured guests included Dixie Chicks, Jason Isbell, and Antonoff's own project Bleachers. And as is usually the case for this show, some previously unannounced special guests made an appearance. More »
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Taylor Swift Calls Out Scooter Braun During Her Billboard Woman Of The Decade Speech

Taylor Swift was honored as the Woman Of The Decade at the Billboard Women In Music event on Thursday night in Los Angeles. She took her speech as an opportunity to publicly address Scooter Braun, who she has been feuding with over the last few months over the rights to her master recordings. More »
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How to Reach Out for Depression Support

You need to be looking support for friends and family who make you feel cared for and safe. The person you choose to talk to doesn’t have to fix you; they just have to be good listeners. There will be somebody who will listen to you compassionately and attentively without judging or distracting you.   To speak to a compassionate professional contact us.   Make face-time a priority. Texting, social media and phone calls are all great ways of reaching out and staying in touch, but it doesn’t rep...
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Wednesday – “Fate Is…” & “Billboard”

Wednesday is a project based out of Asheville that's led by Karly Hartzman, who also sings in Diva Sweetly. Early last year, Hartzman released her debut album under the name, a very good collection of songs called yep definitely, and early next year she'll release Wednesday's first full band full-length, following … More »
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Watch Nilüfer Yanya Cover Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids”

Nilüfer Yanya released her debut full-length, Miss Universe, back in March, and it's certainly one of the best and most promising albums of 2019. The British musician was in Australia this month for the first time, and she stopped by radio station Triple J to record a cover for their Like … More »
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i-Blason’s Marble-inspired cases give your AirPods some serious bling

Designed to resemble a fancy lighter or a case for your cigar-cutter, i-Blason’s Cosmo Airpods cover looks pretty goddamn fantastic. With its interplay of marble-inlay and gold, each case has the appearance of a literal jewel. The cases (available in black, green, and pink) are relatively easy to install, as they slip on with a pretty snug fit. They even come with a patterned PU leather strap, the ability to charge wirelessly if you’re using the 2nd generation AirPods, and a cutout for pluggin...
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English Music? Why Do We Think Of It As Nostalgic?

Since the 2016 Brexit referendum, the UK has suffered a collective breakdown over national identity and our relationship to Europe, and it should perhaps be no surprise to see the 48/52 divide reflected in our musical tastes. – The Guardian
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I think WHO’S SORRY NOW? (note the absence of the question mark on the original sheet music above) is a classic Vengeance Song (think of GOODY GOODY and I WANNA BE AROUND as other examples): “You had your way / … Continue reading →
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Artist playlist: KOLARS look back at the last decade (and beyond) in L.A.

Long before he was making spaced-out rock ’n’ blues with his wife Lauren Brown as KOLARS, Rob Kolar was a fixture on the L.A. scene as part of the bands He’s My Brother She’s My Sister and, before that, Lemon Sun. So he’s seen a lot of bands come and go, or come and stay, or come and morph into other bands. As we reach the end of the decade, KOLARS looks over the shoulder at some of their favorites — in the form of the playlist “L.A. Local Flavor: Favorites From the Last Decade (and Beyond).” At...
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Cartalk – “Sleep”

Cartalk have put out two great singles already this year, "Noonday Devil" and "Wrestling." Both those tracks will appear on the Los Angeles-based project's debut album, Pass The Pollen -- which is due out next year -- and today we're getting another song to slot alongside them. More »
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Ingrana’s Modular Synth Days Calendar gives you a new sound everyday for 15 years

Giving you a new sound to associate with each day of the year, Ingrana’s Modular Synth Days Calendar is a great way to understand synesthesia or cross-sense experiences. The modular synth comes with multiple modules, 24 keys, and two 3/4″ cables. The modules correspond to a day, date, month, and year going all the way till 31st December 2034, and each module sports a series of 3/4″ inlets you can plug your cables into. Modeled on a Moog synth, the Modular Synth Days calendar takes a funky approa...
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The Feedback Loop Of Notoriety: How ‘Punk Organist’ Cameron Carpenter Ran Aground

Just a few years ago, he was getting intrigued, often admiring press for his rocker persona, uninhibited commentary, and astonishing technical skills. (Video of his manically flying feet at the pedalboard made him something of a YouTube star.) And he’d spent hundreds of thousands of dollars (and gone into debt) developing his Virtual Touring Organ, the electronic instrument to end all electronic instruments. Then, in 2014, Sony Masterworks released a documentary about him that became, frankly, ...
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Video: KERA, ‘Vitamin T’

Kera Armendariz, now working as just KERA after dispensing musical magic for a few years as Kera & the Lesbians, has signed to Mama Bird Recording Co. (home to Damien Jurado, Vetiver and Haley Heynderickx, among others). To mark the occasion, the always-captivating, style-shifting songwriter today unveiled the new song “Vitamin T,” or a stripped-down version of it (it’s labeled as “demo”), which is kind of a doo-wop ballad for the dream-pop generation. The vintage black-and-white video, directed...
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Lira Galore Sues Quality Control CEO Pierre “P” Thomas for $15 Million, Says He Beat Her While She Was Pregnant With His Child

Quality Control CEO Pierre “P” Thomas has been accused of domestic violence by one of his baby mamas. TMZ is reporting that Lira Galore filed a $15 million civil suit against Thomas, accusing him of beating her “violently and regularly” while she was pregnant with his child. Lira says “P” beat her on five separate occasions during the first 8 months of her pregnancy, including one alleged attack in which he punched her in the face, threw her to the ground, choked her and punched her in the head ...
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San Francisco Opera’s Hiring Of Eun Sun Kim As Music Director “Historic”

Kim’s appointment doesn’t just bring a musician of obvious artistry and interpersonal gifts to the company. The hiring of an Asian woman is also a historic advance for diversity, a badly needed development in a field where white men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions. – San Francisco Chronicle
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Baauer & Channel Tres – “Ready To Go” (Feat. Danny Brown)

Danny Brown is getting his own radio show in the newest update of Grand Theft Auto Online: The Diamond Casino Heist. Named after the GTA universe's iPhone parody, iFruit Radio features music by Skepta, Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, and more. And it also features an exclusive track from dance … More »
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Tonight in L.A.: Pete Yorn, Allah-Las, Son Little, JD McPherson, Goon, Cattle Decapitation, Kamaal Williams, Conan Gray, Choir Boy, Sea Moya, the Walker Roaders, the Tearaways, Airway, Sea Girls, Cordovas, the Fall of Troy, Guttermouth, French Vanilla

L.A. concerts for Thursday: ► Pete Yorn headlines the El Rey Theatre in support of his new album “Caretakers.” Get there early for Dear Boy and Rain Phoenix. ► Allah-Las visit the Mayan behind their new album “LAHS,” with Mapache and Tim Hill supporting. ► If you need some serious holiday cheer, rockabilly standout JD McPherson is touring in support of his Christmas album, “SOCKS.” He plays the Teragram Ballrom, along with Joel Paterson. ► With his new album “Aloha” arriving in January, Son Litt...
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Pharrell Shares Something In The Water 2020 Lineup, Including A Clipse Reunion

Pharrell hosted his inaugural Something In The Water festival this year in Virginia Beach. Despite having one day rained out, it went pretty well. He's bringing the festival back in 2020, with a full week of festivities culminating in a weekend-long concert from April 24-26. More »
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Watch First Aid Kit & Maja Francis Cover Roxette In Honor Of Marie Fredriksson

Marie Fredriksson, one half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, died earlier this week. And now Swedish folk sister duo First Aid Kit and fellow Swedish singer Maja Francis have covered Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love" to pay their respects for the Swedish radio station Musikhjälpen. "We wanted to perform this song … More »
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Kesha – “Resentment” (Feat. Brian Wilson & Sturgill Simpson)

Next month, pop survivor Kesha will return with her new album High Road. She's shared a couple of early singles: The exultant Big Freedia collab "Raising Hell" and the catchy but accusatory "My Own Dance." But when Kesha first announced the album, the song that everyone wanted to hear was "Resentment," … More »
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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double entendre, see? … More »
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How The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Balanced Its Budget

The chamber orchestra is known for its low ticket prices; half go for $15 or less. That’s partly thanks to two programs: With a Netflix-style membership, people can pay just $9 a month to attend unlimited concerts. And, since 2016, children and college students get in for free. About 19.8% of the nonprofit’s income in 2019 was “earned,” a category that includes ticket sales, down from 22.4% last year. About 62.8% of its income came from contributions from people, companies and foundation...
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