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"Lights Out At The Moulin Rouge" - New Book Remembers 1955 Las Vegas Performers

"Lights Out At The Moulin Rouge" - New Book Remembers 1955 Las Vegas Performers

A new novel about the controversial 1955 Moulin Rouge casino couldn’t have come at a better time. The 15-acre Las Vegas property located at 900 West Bonanza Road was just in the news last month, and will be again in the upcoming year. It seems that the site of the former 1955 Moulin Rouge Casino and ...

Are Irving Azoff & James Dolan Trying To Buy Rolling Stone?

Are Irving Azoff & James Dolan Trying To Buy Rolling Stone?

Last month we learned that music magazine Rolling Stone was for sale.  Now we're learning who was and apparently is still trying to buy iconic title including uber-manager Irving Azoff, whose Oak View Group recently acquired touring trades Pollstar and Venues Today. By Dave Brooks of Amplify Buried in a Page Six story today about an ...

Recent Reading: A Book About Vibes

Recent Reading: A Book About Vibes

Anthony Smith, Masters of The Vibes (Marimba Productions, Inc.) Smith’s book includes a timeline that traces the history of the vibraphone, which early in its life began to be popularly known to its players and to listeners simply as vibes or the vibes. The greater part of the book consists of Smith’s transcribed conversations with 34 ...

Saxophonist Mark Turner Profiled In International Arts Magazine

Saxophonist Mark Turner Profiled In International Arts Magazine

The latest issue of Music & Literature showcases and explores the career of American saxophonist Mark Turner. Exclusive tributes and appreciations from over 20 of Turner’s musical collaborators and admirers, including Avishai Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, María Kim Grand, Marcus Gilmore, Gilad Hekselman, Ethan Iverson, Billy Hart, Jorge Rossy, among many others, complement an extensive new retrospective ...

Spotify Threatened Researchers Of Upcoming Tell-All Book Not To Reveal Its 'Pirate' Past

Spotify Threatened Researchers Of Upcoming Tell-All Book Not To Reveal Its 'Pirate' Past

An upcoming book, “Spotify Teardown – Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music," aims to tell the company's history including some secrets' that the globe's biggest music streamer would apparently rather not share. A five-person research team, funded by the Swedish Research Council, was tasked with an exhaustive study of Spotify's beginnings and how the streamer works.  ...

"MUDDY" - A Picture Book about Muddy Watters is now available from Simon & Schuster

"MUDDY" - A Picture Book about Muddy Watters is now available from Simon & Schuster

The words and pictures here mix exuberance with melancholy. Mahin’s words have a beat all their own, capturing the lows and highs with poetic verve. Turk’s watercolor, ink, and collage artwork fills pages, exploding with a neon intensity—the equivalent of a dynamic guitar riff... Read the book, then get kids the music.”—Booklist, starred review “Turk’s breathtaking ...

Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the release of Paul Wertico’s, Turn the Beat Around, A Drummer's Guide to Playing “Backbeats" on 1 & 3. Turn the Beat Around breaks decades-old routine by examining “backbeats" in a whole new light, asking the questions: “Why are backbeats always played on beats 2 ...

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

London5 Studios' Little Melanie is a new brand of children’s entertainment representing diversity and inspiring kids with “the dream is everything" message by paying tribute to jazz pianist Hazel Scott. Little Melanie children’s books and musical comedy television series centres around the diverse family of our heroine. Melanie is a child prodigy who is passionate about ...

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

Renowned, Chicago-based Guitarist and Philosophy Professor Stephen T. Asma has just completed the writing of his tenth book, entitled The Evolution of Imagination. The new book, published by the University of Chicago Press, is available at Amazon. In The Evolution of Imagination, Asma takes his readers on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit: Consider ...

Author Trevor Barre Pens Second Book "Convergences, Divergences & Affinities: Further Beyond Jazz, The Second Wave Of English Free Improvisation, 1973-9"

Author Trevor Barre Pens Second Book "Convergences, Divergences & Affinities: Further Beyond Jazz, The Second Wave Of English Free Improvisation, 1973-9"

The sub title of the book is The Second Wave of Free Improvisation in England, 1973-9. It is the author’s second self-published book about English Free Improvisation, and follows his Beyond Jazz, The Golden Age of Free Music in London, 1966-72, an account of the genre's formative years. “Beyond Jazz” was well received and gained many ...


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