Oh Sweet Lorraine – A Most Touching & Heartbreaking Tribute Love Song

"Oh Sweet Lorraine", a most touching & heartbreaking tribute love song had written by 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh from Peoria after his 91-year-old wife died last April. He isn’t a musician, but the lyrics he put on paper are now
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Last Call at the Downbeat Jazz Bridge

In November, 1942, 25-year-old trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is in Philadelphia leading his own quartet at the Downbeat Club. He’s just been fired by big bandleader Lucky Millinder after a stint at the famed Earle Theatre at 11th and Market Streets – right around the corner. It’s war (more...)

Musical Instrument “Passport” Will Speed Travel, Protect Wildlife

Musicians who use instruments that legally contain endangered wildlife products such as Brazilian rosewood or elephant ivory will now have an easier time crossing international borders with a “passport” for their instruments. A U.S. proposal to streamline international customs checks for travelers with such musical instruments was (more...)

“Sexual Aggression” Of NikitA

NikitA is the most unusual Ukrainian music bands, as their specified theme of music is "Sexual Aggression". The band released their little known single "Mashyna" (Machine) in 2008. Nikitin's idea to create the band was under development for quite some time. One of the initial versions of the (more...)

WWFM Enters Philadelphia Market with HD Signal

WWFM The Classical Network has returned its programming to the Philadelphia market, bringing the Central Jersey station within reach of more people than any classical music station in the U.S. The expansion via digital radio brings Philadelphia music lovers a fully digital, full-time classical music station on 89.5 HD2.  This (more...)

Sweden’s Loreen Won With the Song “Euphoria” in Eurovision

The 28-year-old pop singer Sweden's Loreen won with the song "Euphoria" in the annual competition - Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in an extravagantly illuminated 23,000-seat "Crystal Hall" in the capital of Azerbaijan - Baku. "This is about all of us! Thank you so very (more...)

Popular Jazz and Swing: America’s Original Art Form

(The following is excerpted from the U.S. Department of State publication, American Popular Music.) Jazz music was the anthem for the first well-defined American youth culture. Rebelling against the horrors of mechanized warfare and the straitlaced morality of the 19th century, millions of college-age Americans adopted (more...)

National Jazz Appreciation Month in Philly

The second annual celebration is both hip and historical, keeping the jazz beat alive. City officials and local music organizers today encouraged residents, from ages 9 to 90, to “put some swing in their spring,” announcing a month of activities to kick off Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia. “Celebrating National Jazz (more...)

Philadelphia:’Peer-To-Peer’ Jazz Education Program, March 19-23

Los Angeles, Calif. – The School District of Philadelphia was one of four school districts nationwide selected this year to be provided a week of “peer-to-peer” concerts and workshops by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. With lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute will introduce (more...)

Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Honor Of Whitney Houston

February 19 is a sad day: Whitney Houston’s funeral in Newark’ s New Hope Baptist Church. It is the church where she first showcased as a child. Flags in New Jersey are lowered to half-staff. In issuing the order, Governor Chris Christie says, “Houston leaves a legacy that will (more...)

Whitney Houston: “I’m Either My Best Friend Or My Worst Enemy”

" The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy,'' Whitney Houston told ABC's Diane Sawyer in a 2002 interview Terrible news from Los Angeles: american singer and actress Whitney Houston has found died at the age of 48. She was staying at the Beverly Hilton (more...)

Academy Of Music Is 155 Years Old

The Academy of Music, which locates in Philadelphia, is 155 years old in 2012! It's celebration was great: its started with the annual concert and ball on South Broad Street in Philadelphia. According to CBS News, "it was a night filled with festivities", which started with a white tie pre-party (more...)

New Year’s Day At The Kimmel Center

Join its 10th Anniversary Free at the Kimmel series. Families can watch the best view of the famous Philadelphia Mummer’s Parade, that makes their way down Broad Street in steppin’ style. Plus special live entertainment – all free! – on Sunday, January 1st, (more...)

New Year’s Song a Global “Auld Acquaintance”

The song “Auld Lang Syne” is practically synonymous with New Year’s celebrations, and it may be the most well-known tune around the world after “Happy Birthday.” The song, whose Scots-language title roughly means “long long ago,” has made a remarkable cross-cultural journey from its traditional Lowland (more...)

“All I Want For Christmas Is You”

" This is the best thing I've ever seen, you guys just made my day! Happy Happy Christmas!!! x0x0 to the troops", pop star Mariah Carey has tweeted after a Royal Navy crew made a Christmas video using one of her song "All I Want for Christmas Is (more...)