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Illinois Family Buries 5 Children Killed in Apartment Fire

While many Americans spent the past week getting their kids ready to go back to school, sharing their first-day outfits on social media and how excited the kids were to finally be able to attend in-person classes, a family in Illinois had the devastating duties of burying their five children following a tragic fire that occurred earlier this month. The fire happened on August 6th at an apartment building located in the 500 block of 29th Street in East St. Louis, Illinois. The mother of the five ...
Tags: Kids, News, Children, Fires, Jazz, Illinois, Illinois State Fire Marshal, East St. Louis Illinois, House Fires, Nevaeh, Sad News, George McClellan, Family Tragedies, Dunigan, Illinois Family Buries, Sabrina Dunigan


"For all the apparent ease with which their voices blended together and the talk of the ineffable power and artlessness of fraternal harmonising, Phil said..."

"... their singing was a complex, intricate, high-wire act based around diatonic thirds, with his older brother – who tended to sing the leads – very much in charge. 'He’s so good, I have to pay attention every second with my harmonies... It’s like playing tennis with someone who is really great. You can’t let your mind wander for a nanosecond.'... Paul Simon called them 'the most beautiful-sounding duo I ever heard,' Bob Dylan claimed 'we owe these guys everything – they started it all,' while ...
Tags: Music, Law, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Dell, Keith Richards, Don, Phil, Cathy, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse


This Los Angeles Radio Host Keeps Legendary Music Alive

Rubén Miranda hosts a five-hour radio show that “specializes in the Mexican version of oldies-but-goodies: corridos, boleros, norteñas, trios and duets but especially rancheras — ballads of love and the rural life that old and young Mexicans still sing and listen to on both sides of the border.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, 08.20.21, Los Angeles Radio Host, Rubén Miranda


How Aretha Franklin Paved The Way For Woman Musicians After Her

Perhaps her fame feels obvious now, but “Franklin’s rise to superstardom wasn’t easy. When she left the world of gospel music to try to become a mainstream pop star, it meant a move into a segment of the industry that was dominated by men who had very specific assumptions about how a woman should sing – and what she should sing about.” – Salon
Tags: Art, Music, Franklin, 08.21.21


Is Elaine Mitchener Britain’s Boldest Vocalist?

Mitchener is “a vocalist (arguably the UK’s boldest operatic voice), movement artist (‘dancer’ isn’t quite right) and composer whose work cuts across music, theatre, dance, art and research. Her power is in her ability to generate intense collective empathy in a room.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, UK, Britain, Mitchener, Elaine Mitchener, 08.20.21


Everly Brothers’ Don Everly Dead At 84

The Everly Brothers’ Don Everly has died at 84. “Don lived by what he felt in his heart,” a statement from his family reads, via The Los Angeles Times. “Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams … with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother.” A cause of death has not been disclosed. Don’s younger brother Phil, the other half of the Everly Brothers, passed away in 2014.
Tags: Music, News, Don, Phil, The Los Angeles Times, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Adela, The Everly Brothers, Everly Brothers Don Everly


Harmony, melancholy and the Everly Brothers’ indelible influence

From Neil Young to Keith Richards, a generation of musicians revered Phil and Don’s haunting music• US music star Don Everly dies aged 84Among the hundreds of hours of outtakes from the recording sessions that eventually became the Beatles’ Let It Be album, there is a version of Two of Us, taped on 25 January 1969. As John Lennon and Paul McCartney harmonise, the latter says to the former: “Take it, Phil”, a reference to Phil and Don Everly, the duo upon whom the pair had originally attempted to...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Neil Young, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Keith Richards, Mccartney, Lennon, Don, Phil, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Phil Everly


Devoted to You: the indelible influence of the Everly Brothers

From Neil Young to Keith Richards, a generation of musicians revered Phil and Don’s ambitious music• US music star Don Everly dies aged 84Among the hundreds of hours of outtakes from the recording sessions that eventually became the Beatles’ Let It Be album, there is a version of Two of Us, taped on 25 January 1969. As John Lennon and Paul McCartney harmonise, the latter says to the former: “Take it, Phil”, a reference to Phil and Don Everly, the duo upon whom the pair had originally attempted t...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Neil Young, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Keith Richards, Mccartney, Lennon, Don, Phil, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Phil Everly


Watch Laura Jane Grace Perform At The Infamous Four Seasons Total Landscaping

Last year, a few days after the presidential election, Rudy Giuliani hosted a press conference in the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a landscaping company in Philadelphia. The bizarre event turned into an immediate joke and the business has capitalized on their short-lived relevancy beyond being just a landscaping company in Philadelphia. Last month, Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace announced that she would play a show at Four Seasons Total Landscaping and that show took place...
Tags: Music, News, Philadelphia, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Laura Jane Grace, Four Seasons Total Landscaping


Watch Sleater-Kinney Join Wilco On “A Shot In The Arm” In Forest Hills

For the last couple weeks, Wilco and Sleater-Kinney have been making their way around the country on a co-headlining North American tour that was rescheduled from last year due to pandemic-related reasons. They came through New York City last night to perform at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens and, after some Hurricane Henri-related delays that caused Wilco to go on later than expected, Sleater-Kinney joined them for the first song they played: “A Shot In The Arm,” the anthemic cut off Summerteet...
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Wilco, Queens, Sleater Kinney, Forest Hills Stadium, Forest Hills, Sleater Kinney Join Wilco


The Afghanistan National Institute Of Music Falls Silent

“The music school’s young students, teachers and faculty are staying home — they have reason to fear.” The Taliban have banned music, and killed musicians, in the past – and the ANIM featured boys and girls learning music together. – NPR
Tags: Art, Music, Taliban, Anim, 08.21.21


SZA – “Joni,” “I Hate You,” & “Nightbird”

It’s been four years since SZA put out her last album, Ctrl, and it sure seems like there’s something new she wants to release. Around this time last year, she called out her label TDE for holding up her music. Following that declaration, we got a couple fresh singles, including “Hit Different” and “Good Days” and she’s been teasing a new track called “Shirt” for forever. And today she took to social media to drop three new “random thoughts” on Soundcloud, tracks that certainly sound like basica...
Tags: Music, New Music, Joni, SZA


Josephine Baker to become first Black woman to enter France’s Pantheon

The musical icon, who fought with the French resistance, will be moved to the mausoleum in NovemberThe remains of Josephine Baker, a famed French-American dancer, singer and actor who also worked with the French resistance during the second world war, will be moved to the Pantheon mausoleum in November, according to an aide to President Emmanuel Macron.It will make Baker, who was born in Missouri in 1906 and buried in Monaco in 1975, the first Black woman to be laid to rest in the hallowed Paris...
Tags: Europe, Music, France, World news, Second world war, Missouri, Paris, Cabaret, Monaco, Civil rights movement, Baker, Emmanuel Macron, Josephine Baker


US music star Don Everly dies aged 84

Singer and guitarist who formed one of pop’s greatest vocal partnerships, the Everly Brothers, dies in NashvilleDon Everly, one half of the rock’n’roll duo the Everly Brothers, has died at his home in Nashville at the age of 84.A spokesperson for the family confirmed Everly’s death with the Los Angeles Times, but did not disclose a cause. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, US, World news, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Nashville, Los Angeles Times, Don Everly, Everly Brothers, Everly, NashvilleDon Everly


Ray BLK: ‘A song is like writing in my diary. It’s cathartic’

Ahead of her hotly anticipated first album, Access Denied, the singer and songwriter talks of growing up in south London, the influence of classic R&B – and her eye-opening X Factor auditionThere’s a saying that goes that we all have the same 24 hours as Beyoncé. “I actually don’t,” says Ray BLK, rejecting the productivity-shaming axiom. In fact, she’s desperate for a day off. I can sense some melancholy in her voice as she explains that work commitments have delayed a planned holiday to Madeira...
Tags: Music, London, Beyonce, Nigeria, Rap, Culture, R&B, Ray, MADEIRA, Ray BLK, Catford south east London, Rita Ekwere



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