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Tell Me Something Good: Clapping & Culture in Classical Music

Take a minute to think about how much the nature of music has changed since the 1800s and even earlier. What used to be available only as a spectacular art displayed through live performance is now available through multiple outlets and in many forms. Nowadays you can find music in grocery stores, advertisements, television shows,…

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Music Monday: Bird is the Word

In this video clip from 1952, Charlie “Bird” Parker and John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie perform Parker’s composition “Hot House,” originally recorded in 1945. Parker and Gillespie were both responsible for the introduction of Be-Bop jazz, which features a fast tempo as well as instrumental improvisation and virtuosic playing by soloists. This style was a big…

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Tell Me Something Good: A Wedding Built For Two

In an interesting new trend reported by Today.com, couples are decking out their weddings with lavish flowers, high-end designer dresses, talented music ensembles, and delectable dishes. What’s missing, you ask? The guests! That’s right, according to Today’s report these one-on-one weddings are on the rise. For shy brides out there, this might be your dream wedding. Or for…

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Music Monday: Coeur de pirate

The Stitely office is going global – we’re listening to French Canadian singer Coeur de pirate (or “Pirate Heart,” in English). This amazing artist sings primarily in French and recently released a new album, Blonde. In this video, see her performing two of her new songs “Place de la Republique” and “Adieu.” Enjoy!

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Music Monday: Reggae Got Soul

After a rainy morning, the weather is finally starting to cheer up (knock on wood!) and we’re setting our sights on summer with some reggae music from Toots & The Maytals. What a great way to start a Monday! You can’t not smile if you’re listening to this song, so let loose and do a…

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Music Monday: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

If you haven’t heard of Trombone Shorty, you owe it to yourself to check out this video. With a unique style, this singer and extraordinary trombone player backed by Orleans Avenue brings a flavor of R&B to an already rockin’ jazz group. Turn your speakers up and jam out to this live performance of “One…

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