Top Posts From AJBlogs 01.12.14

The New NEA Jazz Masters: Jamey Aebersold Source: RiffTides | Published on 2014-01-12 This composer might help you overcome performance anxiety Source: Slipped Disc | Published on 2014-01-12 Woody Guthrie’s Sad End Revealed In Picture Book Source: Real Clear Arts | Published on 2014-01-12  

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The Return Of The Mozart Effect

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“Playing Mozart and Beethoven to young children improves their listening skills, concentration and self-discipline, according to a study this week by the Institute of Education.”

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Golden Globes Might Be A Bit More Diverse, But Hollywood Isn’t

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“This year’s awards, which celebrate the best writing, acting and production of the year, are being hailed as the most diverse yet, with a significant number of minority actors up for awards. … Beyond those standout actors and writers, Hollywood is still a tough town for minorities.”

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We Know Corporations Are Rich, And They Have The Best Art, Too

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But that’s not new – there’a a “remarkable scale and breadth of art that has been collected by corporations since the Renaissance, when the Monte dei Paschi bank in Siena decided it needed nice things for its walls and established what is thought to be the first corporate art collection, in 1472.”

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What Amiri Baraka Meant To Young Musicians

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“Mr. Baraka got himself into trouble sometimes with the things he said, but then he got himself out, too, and it wasn’t his fault if you decided to pay attention only to the first part. He had an unshakable devotion to change, even if his ideas were imperfect.”

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