Posts Tagged ‘ Music ’

Rocktober Fest to raise money for Fisher House

September 29, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Rocktober Fest is a family fun charity event on Sunday, Oct. 12 to support the Friends of Fisher House CT in their efforts to build a Fisher House near the VA hospital in West Haven. Southington residents Angelina Santa Maria and Todd Grosky, along with their co-chairs Kat Cole and…

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Learning rock band lessons

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A few Southington kids got together recently to jam out on their instruments at the fourth annual Rock Band Camp at The Music Shop on Queen Street, a music and instrument retail store that also provides lessons. Five youths, four of which are current students at the Music Shop, learned…

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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

May 6, 2014
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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The news came in last week. Sevendust’s latest album, the acoustic “Time Travelers and Bonfires,” had climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Charts. Additionally, the album was No. 2 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, No. 4 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, No.…

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Grammys looking to honor music educators

February 25, 2014
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Applications for the second annual Music Educator Award are currently online; to nominate a teacher, visit GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com. The deadline to nominate is March 31, 2014. The application process will adjust each year to allow the broad array of effective teaching styles and methods used in the discipline to be recognized and awarded. The award is…

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Music therapy group comes to Southington

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Music therapy can help children with special needs develop their cognitive, behavioral, physical and emotional skills, as well as their communication and sensorimotor skills, reports the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Music therapy for children with special needs serves as a professional health discipline that uses music as an educational…

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Creative juices flow again for K.C. and the Sunshine Band

July 26, 2013
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Creative juices flow again for K.C. and the Sunshine Band

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Harry Casey, a.k.a. K.C. of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, had been in a bit of a creative slumber… at least as far as the listening public had been concerned. 2007’s “Yummy” was the last album from K.C. and the Sunshine Band (who will be performing on the New Haven…

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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

March 28, 2013
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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Each year, you will find painters, artists, photographers, and musicians at SWAN Day CT, which will be held March 30 this year. But, each year, you will also find a bevy of burlesque performers. A burlesque performer, with performances that flash a little skin and offer a bit of a…

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Where the ebony, ivory, oils, and canvas meet

January 3, 2012
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s the art of music. And there’s the artistry of painting. Typically, if the two meet, it’s a case of inspiration. For example, a piece of art may inspire a piece of music. Think Mussorgsky’s classical composition, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which was inspired by the work of the 19th…

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