Facts about MC Big Proof

Facts about MC Big Proof"If I was you, suicide would be a way of life. If you was me , you'd kill you." (Proof)Before I start talking about D12's gifted Mc Proof, I would like to thank and to give credit to the webmaster of the following Derty Harry website... Read More

The Three 8 Mile Battles

Three battles at the end of the 8 Mile movie made Jimmy Smith aka B. Rabbit a reputation in the rap arena. A real challenge for Jimmy Smith who was left with no voice at the beginning of the movie: a typical case of stage fright. People who are not... Read More

Dont Censor the Music and Artistic Expression

Ann Powers said: "Don't censor the music and artistic expression. Eminem's music, in particular the songs "Kim" and "Stan," is a continuation of a tradition in music and American art in general: the Gothic murder ballad, which has been with us ever since the blues or Appalachian folk music.... Read More

Downloading MP3s Made Easy

The MP3 movement started out with a huge audience of music enthusiasts on the internet. The MP3 digital music format has had, and will continue to have, a huge impart on how people, gather, listen to and share music.The MP3 format is a compression system for digital music that helps... Read More

Facts about Betty Kresin, Eminems grandmother

Betty Kresin, Eminem's grandmother from the maternal side , got married at the age of 14. She got six children from 3 different marriages. She first married Bob Nelson. She gave birth to her daughter Debbie in 1955.She accuses her first husband, Bob Nelson, of being verbally abusive.... Read More

Origins of the Mathers Family

Eminem's roots can be found in Scandinavia through his mother Debbie Nelson and in South Wales through his father Marshall Bruce Mathers II.But Eminem has mostly Scottish blood running through his veins. On both sides( maternal and paternal sides), Scottish roots can be found.Back to the 7 th generation on... Read More

Motorhead Inferno

Motorhead-"Inferno"-Review by Les Lewellyn When David Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame release the sensational CD "Probot" this year it rekindled my metal tastebuds. For those of you not familiar with his project I'll explain. He recorded songs on which he played all instruments and he... Read More

Music Licensing

Music licensing can be a very confusing subject. My intent with this article is to give you enough details on what music licensing is and what are your rights to use music in advertising and / or video productions. A few months ago I was... Read More

Eminem: A Social Commentator

In an interview given to Musik Magazine in 2000, Eminem comments some of his lyrics: 'Please Lord, this boy needs Jesus/Help this child, help him destroy these demons/Please send me a brand new car and a prostitute while my wife is sick in the hospital'. What I'm trying to... Read More

Music Mini Course: Learn The Basics Of Reading Music On A Keyboard Instrument

Welcome to the wonderful world of music. As you begin reading this Music Mini Course it is fun to realize that you are also participating in a very important cultural aspect from around the world which has been going on for centuries. Did you know that pianos in some form... Read More

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Music That Burns, Literally
NPR (blog)
What if instead of just playing music, they became a pair of fire-spewing dragons? You'd play a tune, and the pulsing sound waves, usually invisible, would become bursts (or absences) of flame. Walk around the speakers, and not only would you hear the ...

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Books|Music Mix: Spirituality and Protest
New York Times
The subject matter of “Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture” could not be more far-reaching unless its author, Hisham D. Aidi, had unearthed data about youth culture and musical influences on other planets. As far as Earth goes ...

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USA TODAY

Boy released by kidnapper after singing gospel music
USA TODAY
ATLANTA -- A young boy's love of gospel music may have saved his life. Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping ...
Kidnapped boy released after singing gospel musicPort Huron Times Herald

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New York Daily News

Katy Perry transforms into elderly Vegas dancer, other characters for ...
New York Daily News
The "Unconditionally" singer, 29, transforms into a boozy retired Vegas dancer named Goldie for her newest music video. "Have you ever heard that song 'The Lady is a Tramp'? That might be about me," she says as Goldie in the teaser clip for "Birthday.".
You Will NOT Recognize Katy Perry In Her New Music Video! Watch The ...PerezHilton.com
Katy Perry plays dress-up in music video preview, maybe makes awkward anti ...Entertainment Weekly
Katy Perry Dresses as Clown, Causes Car Accident Filming "Insane" Music VideoThe Hollywood Gossip
Mirror.co.uk -Digital Spy
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New York Daily News

Florida music professor sucker-punched in garage over suspected bad grade
New York Daily News
On April 15, 2014, Professor Marc Magellan who teaches jazz and music theory at Courtesy of Marc Magellan via Mi Miami Dade College Professor Marc Magellan said he suffered a broken nose, hand and several other injuries after being sucker-punched in ...
police investigate after college music teacher attackedLocal 10

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Chron.com

Marisa Anderson's travels inform her music
Chron.com
Anderson lives in Portland, Ore., her home after 15 years of wandering, traveling with a circus and hitchhiking across the country. Her music sounds well-traveled, suggesting a familiarity with regional folk, blues and mountain music without ...

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Two New Music Festivals to Enliven New York Stages
New York Times (blog)
Two contemporary music festivals – one built largely around stars of the burgeoning downtown and Brooklyn scenes, and one examining unusual corners of the composition world – will keep New York concert stages animated in May and June. The starrier of ...

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Schools may be de-emphasizing music, but 'Jazz Intervention' is bringing it to ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Shawn Hopson has been involved in the promotion of live music for nearly a decade. Now he's trying to encourage local youth to participate. Mr. Hopson of Penn Hills is president and CEO of N-Motion Entertainment, a nine-member for-profit entity that ...


The Independent

Avril Lavigne Facing "Racist" Backlash Over "Hello Kitty" Music Video
E! Online
Avril Lavigne has found herself on the receiving end of criticism, following the release of her latest music video. The 29-year-old pop star released the music video for her single "Hello Kitty" on Tuesday but the clip was taken down almost as quickly ...
Avril Lavigne's new music video Hello Kitty will make your eyes and ears bleedThe Independent
Avril Lavigne Slammed For New Song "Hello Kitty" And "Racist" Music VideoUs Magazine
Avril Lavigne video reaps controversy over pop Asian imagesNew York Daily News
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NPR (blog)

Pet Sounds: The NPR Music Critter Quiz
NPR (blog)
From as far back as we can tell, music makers have been inspired by the flora and especially the fauna around us. From tooting tunes on actual animal horns and bones, to musical portraits of creatures large and small, performers and composers of all ...

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Congratulations! Your singing has become amazing, and it's time the... Read More

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Author Interview with Ryan Thomson, seacoast New Hampshire resident, and... Read More

MP3 Music Subscription Services. A Good Deal?

There's a reason Apple Computer dominates the legal 99-cents-a-download digital... Read More