The Pointy End

Flowers, Fur, and Turtlenecks: The Fashion Statements of Jazz

In the 1940s, when jazz singer Billie Holiday was at the height of her power and artistry, she always performed wearing at least one white gardenia in her hair.

WRTI

Playing a wind instrument 'helps you sleep'

Trumpet and clarinet players are less likely to develop obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapse during sleep, blocking the airways and leading to loud snoring.

The Telegraph

Is There Such a Thing as Musical Dyslexia?

Music education in the Western world often emphasizes musical literacy, the ability to read musical notation fluently.

Newsweek

The tiny island paradise where 'people breathe music'

There's an old saying which states the Cape Verde Islands are home to a greater number of musicians per square kilometer than any other country in the world.

CNN

The world's 10 most expensive music festivals

Attending a music festival can burn a hole in your pocket. But which of the biggest events are the most expensive, and which are the cheapest?

The Independent

Hugh Masekela awarded honorary doctorate

African Jazz icon Hugh Masekela will receive an honorary doctorate from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa this week, days before his 76th birthday on 4 April.

Music in Africa

When To Clap At The Symphony: A Guideline

There are two types of clapping experts; one that assures you that clapping between movements is ok and that there are really no rules and the expert that says only to clap when the piece is completely finished.

Inside the Arts

Car Noise And Restrictive Radio Programming: The Hidden Link

The car is one of the last places where many of us focus on music, the way hi-fi enthusiasts used to, sat in the middle of their couches for the perfect signal from each speaker, concentrating on each note.

evolver.fm

Can classical music calm your cat? Playing the violin relaxes felines - but AC/DC could stress them out

Scientists have found that playing Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings can calm cats and may even help them recover quicker after a visit to the vets.

Daily Mail


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