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DIY Punk Is Red, White and Blue

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The year was 1991 and the city was Los Angeles, and Daniel Makagon was broadcasting from KXLU, the student radio station at Loyola Marymount University. Sitting with him in the studio waiting for an interview were Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain. They were still a burgeoning band in the music scene, and they had brought a cassette with them to promote an upcoming album. Makagon played the tape, and in that pivotal moment became the first person to ever play Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the radio.

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‘Real Men Don’t Sing’: Allison McCracken on Crooning in American Culture

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Why Vocal Fry?

Researchers are studying the lowest vocal register used by chorus singers to better understand the emotional properties of music. This lowest register is called vocal fry, and it sounds a little bit like a growl or a croak. The technique has become popular in today’s pop and country music. When female singers use this lowest register, listeners rate her as more expressive, according to a small study. The opposite is true for men.

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Physical Therapy Students Lead Injury Prevention Workshops for Musicians

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Playing musical instruments can lead performers to suffer from unique aches and pains, so a group of Clarkson University physical therapy students held a series of injury prevention workshops for musicians, this spring

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Acclaimed Composer, Music Researcher From Long Island Selected as Dean at Texas Tech

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Noel Zahler has been an administrator and professor at Long Island University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota before accepting a position at the West Texas university.

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Thin Film Work Is Poster Child for Getting Research and Development to Industry

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Paul Vianco sees his work on thin films as a poster child for the way research and development work can boost U.S. industry.

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Fewer Loans for Liberal Arts Majors?

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Early Cannes Film Festival Built Culture of Internationalism

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Dentistry Turns Art for a Good Cause

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As part of a UofL pediatric dentistry fund-raising event at the annual St. James Court Art Show, members of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity student chapter use dental plaster materials to practice techniques learned in the lab and clinic. But, instead of making molds of teeth, they create custom-made 3D plaster casts of hands, feet and faces.

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Rolling Stones' Songs Are Musical Equivalent to Trump’s Misogyny

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American University Museum in Summer: International Art and the Latino Immigrant Experience

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American University Museum summer shows explore North & South Korean art, the African influence in Brazil, and Latino artist immigrants of Washington, D.C.

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East Asian Art Prof Documents Early Chinese Mosques

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Research by Nancy Steinhardt, chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, shows that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system is adaptable.

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A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens Is Clumsy

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New research challenges the belief that touchscreens are worse input devices because they lack physical buttons. The reason is that key press timing in touchscreen input is unpredictable. When timing is made more predictable, performance improves.

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Researcher Finds 468-Year-Old Receipts for Renaissance Artist

Alison Stewart, art history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, uncovers documents showing an Augsburg printer paid the equivalent of $150,000 to Sebald Beham in 1548

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source