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Eddie Van Halen’s wife Janie Liszewski shares moving tribute after musician’s death: ‘ Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I had to do’

Janie Liszewski and Eddie Van Halen attend a George Lopez Foundation event on 30 April 2017 in Los Angeles, California

Eddie Van Halen’s wife Janie Liszewski shares moving tribute after musician’s death: ‘ Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I had to do’ Eddie Van Halen’s wife Janie Liszewski shares moving tribute after musician’s death: ‘ Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I had to do’ Eddie Van Halen’s wife has shared a moving tribute for the musician following his …

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Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?

Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?

Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars? Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars? The pandemic has upended how musicians interact with their fans in unprecedented fashion. There is no more gathering — in person, at least. So in coordination with technology companies, artists have been trying new things: a …

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U.S. Visas, China’s Economy, Street Musicians: Your Friday Briefing

U.S. Visas, China’s Economy, Street Musicians: Your Friday Briefing

U.S. Visas, China’s Economy, Street Musicians: Your Friday Briefing U.S. Visas, China’s Economy, Street Musicians: Your Friday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a sweeping U.S. visa ban proposal that could affect millions of Chinese people, the business of fake virus certificates in Bangladesh and what it’s like to be a …

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Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time

Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time

Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time Patrick Kingsley, an international correspondent, and Laetitia Vancon, a photojournalist, are driving more than 3,700 miles to explore the reopening of the European continent after coronavirus lockdowns. Read all their dispatches. STUTTGART, Germany — Atop a hill beside …

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Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up

Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up

Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up HONG KONG — The lively melodies were resounding off wood, glass and marble as the pianist performed jazz standards at a swanky hotel lobby. But there was no audience to hear Jezrael Lucero play. Even the …

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New York City musicians invite everyone to join ‘symphonic fanfare’ from home

New York City musicians invite everyone to join ‘symphonic fanfare’ from home

New York City musicians invite everyone to join ‘symphonic fanfare’ from home New York City musicians invite everyone to join ‘symphonic fanfare’ from home Musicians in New York City are inviting others to join in a “symphonic fanfare” to be played collectively and remotely. Tenth Intervention, an artist collective, has relayed information online explaining how and when people can participate. …

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Spotify allows fans to directly pay musicians with new in-app fundraising feature

Spotify allows fans to directly pay musicians with new in-app fundraising feature

Spotify allows fans to directly pay musicians with new in-app fundraising feature Spotify allows fans to directly pay musicians with new in-app fundraising feature A new feature from Spotify will allow artists to receive direct “tips” or donations to a chosen charity fundraiser from fans during the coronavirus crisis. Spotify listeners will be able to donate via the “Artist Fundraising Pick”, with the artist choosing …

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In About-Face, Musicians’ Union Agrees to Pandemic Fund-Raiser

In About-Face, Musicians’ Union Agrees to Pandemic Fund-Raiser

A Broadway fund-raiser to benefit entertainment workers whose livelihoods have been imperiled by the coronavirus will be rescheduled after a labor union retreated from a demand that musicians be paid for the streaming of the previously recorded event. “We believe all musicians should be fairly compensated for their work all of the time, but we also believe that we must …

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For Musicians This Easter, Still Looking to Soar in Empty Spaces

For Musicians This Easter, Still Looking to Soar in Empty Spaces

On Holy Thursday, the music is a bit quieter and more introspective, said Jeanne Holcomb, a member of the choir for 17 years. On Good Friday, she said, they move on to Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” By Saturday and Sunday: “Lots of hallelujahs,” she said. “It’s really, really fun to sing. You really let it all …

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How a new generation of musicians are confronting OCD

How a new generation of musicians are confronting OCD

I’m not particularly fond of any of George Ezra’s songs. I didn’t find myself punching the air and shouting “yes George!” when the 26-year-old singer-songwriter won British Male Solo Artist at the 2019 Brit Awards. But the other day, reading a news story entitled “George Ezra opens up on his struggles with OCD”, I couldn’t help but think that I …

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