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AZ Rep kicks off season with 'Legally Blonde the Musical'
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AZ Rep kicks off season with ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’

Charlie Borta El Inde Arizona UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre opens its 2022-23 season with the musical version of “Legally Blonde,” based on the 2001 novel and film about a sorority girl who tries to win back her ex by earning a Harvard law degree. “Legally Blonde the Musical” also marks the live stage debuts of […]

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preschool enrichment
Music Instruction

Why Preschoolers Need Enrichment Classes

Enrichment classes offer the opportunity to try new things, develop social skills and learn while in a fun environment. And because a preschooler’s mind is like a sponge, it is a great time for children of this age to be introduced to these types of programs. You may have considered enrolling your preschooler in an […]

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Tobias Sparks, the director of the marimba program at Loma Vista Immersion Academy, teaches a fifth grade class how to play the unique musical instrument. Sparks plays along with Marco Reyes (right) as they practice a song. _Tuesday, September 20, 2022._(CRISSY PASCUAL/Argus-Courier Staff)
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Petaluma students make pure marimba magic

There is a craze sweeping Sonoma County elementary schools — marimba, the melodious percussion instrument from Africa. Launched in a Petaluma school with just seven instruments in 2016, the marimba movement today involves more than 500 kids in seven county schools, playing on hundreds of built-from-scratch marimbas, with a waiting list of schools clamoring to […]

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Image of tourists viewing the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum in London. ProtoplasmaKid / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0
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6 spring ASU English classes for interpreting, creating meaning

September 28, 2022 We’ve been told that so much gets lost in translation. And this is true; intention, humor and layered meanings often go by the wayside when trying to convey an idea from one language, setting, discipline, media or culture to another. But there’s a lot to be gained in translation as well. At […]

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CMAF 2022 Music Teachers of Excellence
Music Instruction

La Quinta High music teacher honored for educational excellence – OCDE Newsroom

La Quinta High School teacher Darlene Machacon’s efforts to create music-making opportunities while meeting students’ needs have earned her recognition from the Country Music Association Foundation and its annual Music Teachers of Excellence award. The CMA Foundation chooses to honor 30 music teachers nationwide each year for their ability to positively impact their students and […]

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The soulful voice of the Aboriginal stolen generations, Archie Roach (1956–2022)
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The soulful voice of the Aboriginal stolen generations, Archie Roach (1956–2022)

The death in late July of Archie Roach, aged 66, marks the passing of a much loved and richly talented Australian indigenous singer/songwriter whose gentle and soulful music—drawn from his own harsh life experiences—powerfully connected with audiences across Australia and internationally. Archie Roach, Blue Mountains Music Festival 2018. [Photo by Bruce Baker / CC BY […]

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Youth orchestra classes teach sweet music
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Youth orchestra classes teach sweet music

While The Festival at Sandpoint Youth Orchestra Classes started Monday, there’s always room for more. So, if you know of a student who is looking to broaden their skills and knowledge in orchestral strings instruments, this may be the class for them. The Festival at Sandpoint offers free orchestral strings classes for students of any […]

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Albee Al on Getting Another Chance at Rap Success

Music – 27 mins ago Kia Turner Kia Turner is a freelance journalist and music historian from… Photo Credit: Daniel Vasquez / @danielvasquezphotos In his own words, New Jersey rapper Albee Al talks about staying out of trouble, his new Free the Real mixtape, and lessons he’s learned over the years. It’s been three years […]

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David Malachowski, guitarist and Shania Twain music director, dies at 67
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David Malachowski, guitarist and Shania Twain music director, dies at 67

David Malachowski, a Schenectady native who took up guitar at age 8 and grew from regional bands into being the music director for country superstar Shania Twain in the mid-1990s and a globally touring musician in pit bands for Broadway musicals including “Rent” and “Mamma Mia,” died Thursday. He was 67. The news was announced […]

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A reluctant child of musicians, Charlie Becker embraces the music of the woods
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A reluctant child of musicians, Charlie Becker embraces the music of the woods

The elf musician It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and Charlie Becker plans to attend a bonfire later that weekend and play a little music. Outdoors, he comes to life. But today, in a climate-controlled studio, the soft-spoken singer-songwriter from Reeds Spring sets down his guitar to tell his story. Becker’s music, a lot like the […]

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