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AUG 14, 2014 - Guitar World

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Ages and Ages Announce Fall Tour Dates

Ages and Ages is more than a band. It’s a collective of like-minded souls that believe in the power of music to change the world and elevate the spirit. Their music is bright and uplifting, with lyrics, penned by bandleader Tim Perry, that deliver serious introspective messages full of insight and consideration for others. The band recently announced Fall tour ...

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AUG 13, 2014 - New Statesman

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Proms 2014: the sound of silence in Walton’s Violin Concerto and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony

Performances by James Ehnes and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales had the Royal Albert Hall audience listening intently. The composer William Walton, photographed in 1965. Photo: Erich Auerbach/Getty One of my favourite things about the Proms is the silence the season’s best performances can produce. Thousands of people cram into the Royal Albert Hall every night, and they shuffle, ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Writing Your First Novel: Five Fundamentals for Your Path to the Pulitzer

Autumn is the season when word processors develop twitches in keyboards. Writers emerge from summers abroad, agents hunger for a new voice, publishers finally release the hidden gems that will save their industry. Book reviews burst with new titles and bestseller lists change faster than television cable lineup. So, where's your book? We're waiting, all of us, readers, publishers, fellow ...

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AUG 11, 2014 - New Statesman

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At the Verbier Festival, a lot of music is packed into a small town

From Brahms’ chamber music to Mozart opera, the little Swiss ski-village provides a musical feast. Steven Isserlis performing with Joshua Bell and Marc-Andre Hamelin. Photo: Aline Paley Talk about a room with a view. Step out of the main concert hall at the Verbier Festival and you’re confronted with mountainscapes on all sides. Sometimes the Alps are muffled in clouds, ...

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AUG 05, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Playing An Instrument Might Actually Make You Smarter

It lights up your brain like fireworks on the Fourth of July, spurring on complicated processes and making connections like crazy. Your synapses fire. Your neurons are in hyperdrive. This is your brain on music. We're still learning more about how our brains work, but thanks to neuroimaging technology we do know that playing music requires some pretty unique mental ...

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