Music education

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
August 04, 2020 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will...
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July 11, 2020 - 10:32 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. William “Bill” Conti and his wife, Shelby Cox Conti, are donating a lifetime of original scores to...
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T.I. onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 29, 2020 - 6:27 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper T.I. will soon be adding educator to his resume. T.I will join hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K. Williams at Clark Atlanta University this fall to teach the “Business of Trap Music," news outlets reported. The course will focus on the origin, culture and business of trap...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2019, file photo, Keith Urban poses in the press room with the award for entertainer of the year at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music had to postpone its upcoming awards show, to be hosted by Urban, because of the spreading coronavirus, but CBS will air a new television special featuring country stars performing from their homes. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 19, 2020 - 9:16 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music had to postpone their upcoming awards show because of the spreading coronavirus, but CBS will air a new television special featuring country stars performing from their homes. The academy announced Thursday that in place of their postponed awards...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "The Thrill of It All." A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. Some songs with a low happiness index in 2014 include “Stay With Me” by Smith. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at...
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FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Heidi Thomas, a Denver woman who claims she was assaulted by Bill Cosby, heads to a hearing room after a news conference at the state Capitol in Denver. Cosby's retrial took a far more combative turn Tuesday, April 10, 2018, than the first go-round, as his lawyers launched a withering attack on his accuser and prosecutors put the first of a parade of women on the stand to portray Cosby as a sexual predator. Thomas, who was a 24-year-old-aspiring actress when she met Cosby in Reno, Nevada, testified the comedian knocked her out with a potent glass of wine and forced her to perform oral sex. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 10, 2018 - 7:10 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers have worked to peel away the aww-shucks, country gal persona one of his accusers claims she had when she met him. Colorado music teacher Heidi Thomas testified Tuesday at...
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November 30, 2017 - 12:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten librarians from around the country are each receiving $5,000 prizes for contributions ranging from helping foreign language speakers to music education. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Thursday that winners of the I Love My Librarian Award include...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:11 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — As a wealthy Victorian lady, Amy Beach never cooked or cleaned. But she did do a bit of sewing — carefully stitching new musical passages she composed atop older versions. "What man would've done that?" wonders Dale Valena, museum curator at the University of New Hampshire,...
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In this undated photo, string instrumentalists perform "Hava Nagila," an Israeli folk song at the Utah State Prison. The director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir helped train at the Utah State Priso in preparation for a recent spring recital. (Hannah McDonald/The Deseret News via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 4:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest students of the director of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir have the talent you would expect to be honed under the guidance of an experienced music teacher. But they come from an unlikely source — Utah State Prison. Director Mack Wilberg spent months helping...
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A group of Stax Music Academy musicians rehearse for their upcoming tour of Europe on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. Fifty years after the Stax Records tour, a group of young musicians educated at Stax Music Academy are again bringing the music of Memphis back to Europe. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
July 01, 2017 - 6:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The roster of American musicians was impressive: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the MGs. They arrived in Europe in 1967, bringing with them the powerful, soulful Memphis Sound. Ahead was a tour with stops in London, Paris and elsewhere. These artists...
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