Música do Coração, Part 3. Feminina

Alan Meerow [PLEASE NOTE: Some of the music tracks in this post contain a link that will open a new window in YouTube] In this final installment of Música do Coração, we turn to some of the great female voices of Musica Popular Brasiliera (MPB). First up, a woman whose tragically short career was contemporaneous with the birth of MPB, Elis Regina.  With her roots in bo...
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Painting Music

Alan Meerow Music doesn't only engage the auditory centers of our brain.  It can inspire imagery in our mind, sometimes inchoate, but other times fully formed.  And to some, the gift is given of translating that inner vision into art.  Welcome to the world of Michael Morrison. I met Michael for the first time at Todd Rundgren's Mythic Pacific Retreat in Cambria, California l...
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King Tobias: Living His Musical Dream Part 1

Sara Stromseth-Troy A 6-year-old San Jose, California boy and avid Beatles fan, King Tobias, is living the musical dream of his young life. The precocious guitar player, who, in less than one year of lessons, has already mastered numerous songs by the Fab Four, got to meet two of his musical heroes (or, in King’s word, ‘brothers’): Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. Ki...
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A Gift For A Minstrel

Sara Stromseth-Troy Longtime Todd Rundgren fan Veronica Morano of Sarasota, Florida attended "The Moral Imperative of Music Education Symposium" last weekend in Little Rock Arkansas, an event hosted by Rundgren's The Spirit of Harmony Foundation and The Clinton School of Public Service.  Part of the weekend’s events included an appearance by Rundgren at the Arkansas Re...
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Music All Around Us

Jean D. Lachowicz It seems like everywhere I go and everything I do, I find more compelling evidence to support the mission and purposes of the Spirit of Harmony Foundation: Providing opportunities for personal development and self-expression through the support of music and music education. Not surprisingly, concerts are often the most inspirational, not only for the beauty o...
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