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The Band Live – An Overview

If you were listening to alternative rock music in the 1990's, you probably know the band Live, who rose to fame in 1994 when they released their breakthrough album, "Throwing Copper".  The band is from York, Pennsylvania, and features Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals), Chad Taylor (backing vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), and Chad Gracey…
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Live Jazz and the Beauty of Improvised Performance

Jazz music is arguably the most unpredictable and visceral performance art that exists. During improvisational bouts, in the flash of a second before an improvising musician’s next note, no one—sometimes not even the musician—knows what will come next. While classical music can be deeply, profoundly expressive, and while theatre and dance can promote tension and…
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Open Mic Night Etiquette

Have you ever been to an open mic night, ie. the kind where musicians or even comedians go perform on stage? If so, you’ll know that they can be a lot of fun, but they can also be frustrating. People show up, play, and leave immediately after. Or people show up and talk loudly directly…