Music therapy brings joy to isolated seniors during COVID-19 outbreak

TORONTO — Life in Ontario’s long-term care homes has never felt more isolated. COVID-19 has limited visitation and the human connection, cutting off seniors from their loved ones and daily rituals. At 147 Elder Street, a home for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, daily music therapy is a way of life, and often the… Continue reading Music therapy brings joy to isolated seniors during COVID-19 outbreak

‘There’s something magic going on’: Toronto street holds physically distant musical gatherings for 66 nights straight

TORONTO — Every night since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Liz Falconer has been her street’s local DJ – playing music on a large P.A. system from her front porch at 7 p.m.  “Tonight will be our 66th night in a row,” she tells CTV News Toronto. “It was started by a neighbour of mine who… Continue reading ‘There’s something magic going on’: Toronto street holds physically distant musical gatherings for 66 nights straight

102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball Rings in the Season With Music at The Forum in Inglewood

Some of pop music’s biggest names, including Katy Perry, Lio, Billy Eilish and Halsey, brought the crowd to its feet Friday as they rung in the holiday season at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball. The 6th annual concert, which is on a national tour, echoed through The Forum in Inglewood. Nerissa Knight reports for the… Continue reading 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball Rings in the Season With Music at The Forum in Inglewood

Conductor And Former Music Director Of PSO Mariss Jansons Dies At 76 – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The famous conductor Mariss Jansons passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 76. Jansons died in his home in St. Petersburg, Russia after struggling with a heart condition. Jansons previously served as the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) from 1997 to 2004. “Our hearts are heavy and… Continue reading Conductor And Former Music Director Of PSO Mariss Jansons Dies At 76 – CBS Pittsburgh

Not everyone responds to beautiful music in the same way

Some people experience frisson (French for shiver), combined with piloerection (goosebumps), when they hear beautiful music. Frisson is an overwhelming emotional response to something. According to a new study, people who respond in this manner when listening to beautiful music are biologically different from those who do not. The study was led by Matthew Sachs, a… Continue reading Not everyone responds to beautiful music in the same way

‘Hope-A night of Stories & Music’ | News, Sports, Jobs

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello Singer-songwriter Jason Gray entertained the crowd during the NUMAS Haus fundraiser event called “Hope-A night of Stories & Music” on Saturday at the New Ulm Event Center. The event also featured a dinner by Lola’s, a live auction, and personal stories of how NUMAS Haus has helped… Continue reading ‘Hope-A night of Stories & Music’ | News, Sports, Jobs

Duze Nomshikashika acapella music group of Netherlands visits Alexandra

Members of Duze Nomshikashika and local artists in East Bank, Alexandra. Photo: Nduduzo Nxumalo   The late American jazz singer and music writer Ella Fitzgerald once said music is the universal language that brings people together. Her words were proven to be true during the apartheid era in South Africa when people from different parts… Continue reading Duze Nomshikashika acapella music group of Netherlands visits Alexandra

‘It rocks!’: Raconteurs music video puts House on the Rock in spotlight

Copyright 2019 by Channel 3000. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ‘It rocks!’: Raconteurs music video puts House on the Rock in spotlight More Headlines SPRING GREEN, Wis. – A famous rock band is putting a Wisconsin tourist attraction in the spotlight with the release of a new… Continue reading ‘It rocks!’: Raconteurs music video puts House on the Rock in spotlight

Complaint: Former Columbus music teacher facing child abuse charge for slapping student on thigh

Jason Morrison/FreeImages.com Jason Morrison/FreeImages.com More Headlines COLUMBUS, Wis. – A former Columbus music teacher is facing a child abuse charge on suspicion of slapping a student on the thigh last year. According to court records, Aristotle A. Esguerra is facing one count of physical abuse to a child and intentionally causing bodily harm. The criminal… Continue reading Complaint: Former Columbus music teacher facing child abuse charge for slapping student on thigh

‘People With Disabilities Have Value’: Musician Advocates for Disability Rights in Vt. Swing

A standout performer’s concert tour is making a swing through New England. And while she’s in the spotlight, she’s advocating for disability rights. “People with disabilities have value,” said Gaelynn Lea of Duluth, Minnesota, a singer and violinist. Lea’s music communicates both life’s joys and its sorrows to audiences around the nation. “I want them… Continue reading ‘People With Disabilities Have Value’: Musician Advocates for Disability Rights in Vt. Swing