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The Pointy End

12 moments that made the modern music festival

Today's thriving festival culture has its roots in the outdoor folk and jazz gatherings of the early 1960s.

The Guardian

In New York Philharmonic Conductor Search, Don’t Ignore the Audience

Are we looking in the right place for the next music director for the New York Philharmonic?


9 Stories From Around the World Prove That Music Will Always Find a Way

The power of music to change lives is incalculable.

Music Mic

Alzheimer's chorus specializes in songs to remember

A choir for people facing Alzheimer's taps into music's power to circumvent memory loss.

Star Tribune

10 of the world’s best concert halls

A world-class classical music venue in London may be years away so where can music lovers find truly outstanding acoustics?

The Guardian

How music can shift the conversation on climate change

Artists from Egypt to Rwanda are working together to protect the Nile River Basin.

Open Democracy

50 Surprising Facts In Black Music History

James Brown's dance moves don't mean what you think they mean.


Scientists Create Music For Cats, And Fur A Good Reason

"Cats are not humans and humans are not cats and it is important that we humans, as the servants of cats, be aware of this difference."

Huffington Post

Why the male domination of classical music might be coming to an end

For decades – no, make that centuries – the classical music world has sidelined women, if not ignored them completely. But the balance may be finally shifting.

The Guardian

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