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Music

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

One of the greatest legends to have come out of the 20th century has died today.  There have been tons of books written about her.  Check out these outstanding titles:

Music Practice Rooms

A popular resource at the Central Library Arts & History Department is the Music practice rooms.  Each room has a Roland digital keyboard providing players with a range of tone settings that includes: grand piano, harpsichord, string, organ and vibraphone. 

Instrumental soloists,

The Star Machine by Jeanine Basinger

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Hollywood studios were star machines--shaping male and female stars out of up-and-comers as if they were a product like any other.

The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger

book cover imageIt may be hard to believe, but folk singer Pete Seeger turned 90 earlier this year (May 3rd, to be precise).

Wortley Village Jazz and Blues Festival

Blues and jazz lovers have a great opportunity to enjoy local musicians at a free outdoor festival in London from 2 - 8 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2009 in Wortley Village in Old South, London.

Home County Folk Festival: musicians' cds

Last week I mentioned that Sunfest is one of my favourite summer festivals in London. One of my other favourites is the Home County Folk Festival happening this weekend, July 17, 18 and 19, 2009 in Victoria Park. Also, like Sunfest, we carry the cds of many of the musicians who will be performing for free, such as

Sunfest: Looking for cds?

One of my favourite summer festivals in London is Sunfest, a free multi-day event in Victoria Park featuring musicians from around the world, great food and people watching opportunities galore! If you hear a group or artist you enjoy, make sure to check our catalogue.

Idolmania

So who will it be?  Adam or Allison, Danny or Li'l?  No matter what the outcome, chances are you'll be seeing a CD by each of them in not too distant future. 

Youtube Symphony Orchestra debut

First there was Edison's wax cylinders and the gramophone.  Next came 78s, LPs, 45s, cassette tapes, CDs and digital file sharing all in the name of disseminating recorded music.  Popular music has stood up rather well in the face of the technological changes in the recording industry.  Old bands, new bands and retooled bands don't have any problem drawing audiences - especially youthful listeners.

2009 Juno Winners

Check out this year's 2009 Juno winners