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Released: 1-Mar-2022 11:00 AM EST
Iowa State designer turns sound into graphics in partnership with Maestro guitar pedals
Iowa State University

Decades after Gibson Guitar's famous pedal brand Maestro went dormant, an Iowa State University designer has expanded his research – creating visuals out of sound – in a partnership with the brand as they launch a new family of guitar pedals.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories
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Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Newswise: A digital future keeps arts alive amid uncertainty
Released: 23-Feb-2022 6:05 PM EST
A digital future keeps arts alive amid uncertainty
University of South Australia

As arts and culture take centre stage in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, experts at the University of South Australia are highlighting a desperate need for arts professionals experienced in technologies and philanthropy to help navigate the sector towards a brighter future amid COVID-19.

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Released: 16-Feb-2022 11:45 AM EST
Unraveling the connections between singing and Parkinson’s disease
Iowa State University

ISU researchers are embarking on an in-depth and comprehensive study to determine the underlying mechanisms by which singing can improve breathing and swallowing for people with Parkinson’s disease. The researchers will also track changes to brain activity and biomarkers of stress and inflammation to better understand how the social benefits of singing with others can slow the disease’s progression and its symptoms.

Newswise: Music Therapy Improves Ability to Cope with Pain for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Released: 16-Feb-2022 11:40 AM EST
Music Therapy Improves Ability to Cope with Pain for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

A new study from University Hospitals Connor Whole Health found patients with Sickle Cell Disease who participated in music therapy learned new self-management skills and improved their ability to cope with pain.

Newswise: Gallery 400 exhibit ‘Crip*’ tackles assumptions of what is ‘normal’
Released: 10-Feb-2022 1:35 PM EST
Gallery 400 exhibit ‘Crip*’ tackles assumptions of what is ‘normal’
University of Illinois Chicago

Alongside the exhibition, a “Crip*” Colloquium will be co-presented by Gallery 400 and the UIC Disability Cultural Center

Newswise: Grammy-Nominated Alumna Trades Concert Set for Musical Theatre
Released: 9-Feb-2022 1:15 PM EST
Grammy-Nominated Alumna Trades Concert Set for Musical Theatre
University of Northern Colorado

Since graduating from UNC, Neyla Pekarek ‘09, has lived on a stage. For eight years she traveled across the world performing in front of massive crowds as a member of the highly successful folk-rock band, The Lumineers. The vocalist, cellist and pianist has since decided to step off the tour bus and say goodbye to her bandmates. She’s not leaving the spotlight, though, just shifting her stage setting to the theatre with the world premiere of her new musical Rattlesnake Kate at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) on Feb. 4.

Newswise: Chula Demonstration School’s Award-Winning Innovation – “History of Art” Makes Learning “Fun”
Released: 7-Feb-2022 8:55 AM EST
Chula Demonstration School’s Award-Winning Innovation – “History of Art” Makes Learning “Fun”
Chulalongkorn University

A teacher at Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Elementary School has created “History of Art – The Journey”, an innovative educational media for art history education dedicated to elementary school students who can practice their reading, listening, hands-on and play skills while fully enjoying the world of art.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 9:00 PM EST
How listening to music can take the edge off the menopause transition
North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

As researchers continue to seek effective treatment options for menopause symptoms as alternatives to proven pharmacologic solutions, a number of innovative therapies have been shown to improve symptoms.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 5:05 PM EST
Free Speech Center at MTSU celebrates Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere Feb. 23 with award, free concert
Middle Tennessee State University

The Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University will present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals with its Free Speech in Music Award Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Tucker Theatre on campus in a free public evening of music and celebration.

Released: 25-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
University of Miami presents a world premiere opera
University of Miami

The opera is based on "Il Gattopardo," one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century later adapted to a feature film considered one of the top films ever made.

Released: 30-Dec-2021 9:35 AM EST
The Cathedral of St. John The Divine Rings in 2022 Online with New Year's Eve Concert for Peace
Mount Sinai Health System

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine closes out the year with celebration and song online with the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace, part of the 2021-2022 season of Great Music in a Great Space.

   
Newswise: Cue the violins: 3D printing take center stage
Released: 27-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
Cue the violins: 3D printing take center stage
Case Western Reserve University

A Northeast Ohio student-founded company developing inexpensive, acoustically solid, and durable 3D-printed ¼-size violins for children’s use will show off their latest iteration at CES 2022 in January.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 1:05 PM EST
Broadway script discovery reveals how disability was erased from The Music Man
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield researcher has discovered never-before-seen drafts of one of the most popular musicals in Broadway history

Released: 15-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST
Hip Hop song linked to a reduction in suicides in the US
BMJ

Wide scale public attention to the song “1-800-273-8255” by American hip hop artist Logic was associated with an increase in calls to the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and a reduction in suicides, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

   
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Released: 13-Dec-2021 1:40 PM EST
UCI Institute and Museum of California Art receives naming gift from Jack and Shanaz Langson
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 13, 2021 — A naming gift from Jack and Shanaz Langson to the University of California, Irvine will support the construction and operation of a state-of-the-art building facility to house the Institute and Museum of California Art and its important collection of California art. In recognition of their generous support, IMCA will be named the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art.

Released: 10-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
Netflix film puts spotlight on top-ranked MSU astronomy program
Michigan State University

The new Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up” may be a fictional comedy but in real life Michigan State University’s researchers have been leading breakthrough research on asteroid deflection for years.

   
Newswise: UIC music professor’s classical album spotlights forgotten works by composer with Chicago ties
Released: 9-Dec-2021 12:45 PM EST
UIC music professor’s classical album spotlights forgotten works by composer with Chicago ties
University of Illinois Chicago

Partial funding for the album came from UIC’s Awards for Creative Activity program and featured several UIC faculty and students.

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Released: 7-Dec-2021 5:25 PM EST
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University reveals 2022 lineup of best-selling authors
Tulane University

The 2022 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host its inaugural weekend, March 10-12, with a three-day, in-person literary celebration featuring more than 100 national, regional and local authors, including some of the nation’s most beloved bestsellers. The festival is free and open to the public. A schedule of events will be released in early February.

Newswise: Bows and Blazes, UNC Music Students Tune Up Their Community as Volunteer Firefighters
Released: 1-Dec-2021 4:25 PM EST
Bows and Blazes, UNC Music Students Tune Up Their Community as Volunteer Firefighters
University of Northern Colorado

Two UNC students pick up their violin bows and practice fast passages and rhythms whenever they can. But playing an instrument isn't the only intense activity taking up their spare time. Alongside playing beautiful music, Taber Land and Katherine Muser also help battle raging fires that span hundreds of acres at a time.

Newswise: Sing On: Certain Face Masks Don't Hinder Vocalists #ASA181
18-Nov-2021 3:20 PM EST
Sing On: Certain Face Masks Don't Hinder Vocalists #ASA181
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Researchers observed a professional soprano singing with and without six types of masks and found masks effectively block aerosols, forcing the breath to exit at the sides. From there, the aerosols travel upward, rising with the upward flow of body heat from the singer. At low frequencies, masks reduced volume but did not have other effects on the singing. However, masks did reduce the power of higher frequencies, which made the enunciation of words less clear and altered the timbre. Masks had no effect on the pitch.

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Released: 29-Nov-2021 3:40 PM EST
Finding Their Groove
Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech music technology researchers have programmed a “FOREST” of improvising robot musicians and dancers who interact with human partners in a unique collaboration with Kennesaw State University.

Newswise: INU-CU Online Visual Arts Exhibition 2021
Released: 25-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
INU-CU Online Visual Arts Exhibition 2021
Chulalongkorn University

The Office of Art and Culture, Chulalongkorn University, and Incheon National University proudly present the ‘INU-CU online Visual Arts Exhibition 2021’.

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Released: 23-Nov-2021 11:55 AM EST
Keys to Setting Up a Harmonious Thanksgiving
Northwestern Medicine

If you feel tensions begin to rise around the Thanksgiving holiday, turn up the speakers and enjoy some tunes.

Newswise: FAU Center for Body, Mind, and Culture Partners with Krakow Academy of Fine Arts
Released: 17-Nov-2021 8:30 AM EST
FAU Center for Body, Mind, and Culture Partners with Krakow Academy of Fine Arts
Florida Atlantic University

The center will engage in promoting research and creative artworks that focus on a wide range of issues relating to embodiment in the arts: from issues of aesthetic perception and experience to social and ethical problems whose treatment can find support through the awareness and insights that art can provide. Because of the center’s location in Krakow, close to the Auschwitz concentration camp, one focus of research will concern the somatic roots of systemic racism and ethnic discrimination.

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Released: 10-Nov-2021 3:30 PM EST
6 tips to tap into the stress-busting power of music
University of Florida

An expert's advice for harnessing the power of music to cope with stress

   
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Released: 2-Nov-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Alumni-led Production of Rent Gives Current Students A Taste of Broadway
University of Northern Colorado

In the early 2000s, two eager University of Northern Colorado Theatre Arts majors had their eyes set on New York’s biggest stage. Taking dance course after dance course and performing in multiple student productions, Jason Veasey and Aléna Watters achieved that dream, using the skills they perfected on campus and eventually showcasing them on Broadway. Now the pair is back, sharing the knowledge they’ve learned with today’s students and taking leading roles behind the scenes in UNC’s production of the popular Broadway musical Rent, that opened on Oct. 21.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Virtual Event at American University: Seeing Climate Change Symposium
American University

Seeing Climate Change, a symposium at American University, will bring together leading figures from the arts, sciences, and policy worlds to address the climate emergency, with a special focus on the role of communications and art.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 9:25 AM EDT
Shining a Light on U.S. Latinx Art and Artists
Tufts University

Adriana Zavala is a professor in the Tufts University Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and though her academic work has long focused on Mexican art, she has expanded it to include Latinx art in the U.S. Zavala is working to overcome a lack of visibility for Latinx artists.

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Released: 1-Nov-2021 8:15 AM EDT
“Veteran Journeys,” by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Professor, is Honored at Awareness Film Festival
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

“Veteran Journeys,” film by Dr. Kenneth Wells, professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Semel Institute, and David Geffen School of Medicine, Receives "Courage Award" at festival in advance of Veterans Day, November 11

   
Released: 28-Oct-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Media Invited to Acoustical Society of America Meeting in Seattle, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

After more than a year of virtual conferences, the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is holding its 181st meeting in person in Seattle, Washington, at the Hyatt Regency Seattle from Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. This major scientific conference brings together interdisciplinary groups of acoustics professionals, spanning many fields, including physics, medicine, music, psychology, wildlife biology, and engineering, to discuss the latest advancements. Follow conference highlights with social media hashtag #ASA181.

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Released: 26-Oct-2021 11:35 AM EDT
CSU Dominguez Hills Presents “Transcend,” a Multimedia Exhibition by Visual Artist Toni Scott
California State University, Dominguez Hills

“Transcend” features paintings and sculptural works that reimagine our differences and celebrate our shared experiences of being human.

Released: 25-Oct-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival to Run Nov. 7–21
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, which will be held from Sunday, November 7, through Sunday, November 21.

Newswise: Northern California Otters Art Project Raises $300,000 and Awareness
Released: 25-Oct-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Northern California Otters Art Project Raises $300,000 and Awareness
Cal Poly Humboldt

North Coast Otters Public Arts Initiative, which featured 108 life-sized sculptures of otters painted by local artists, raised more than $300,000 in grants, sponsorships, and generous donations. Final proceeds will support otter research and student internships at Humboldt State University.

Newswise: Linguists Discovered Music Helps Children Learn Foreign Languages
Released: 21-Oct-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Linguists Discovered Music Helps Children Learn Foreign Languages
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

The combination of foreign language classes with music not only makes learning more diverse and interesting, but also helps to distinguish speech better. Most often, music helps to remember new words and syntactic forms. RUDN University linguists have compiled and tested a language training program with musical elements for pre-schoolers.

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Released: 21-Oct-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Why improvisation is the future in an AI-dominated world
University of Florida

In his autobiography, Miles Davis complained that classical musicians were like robots. He spoke from experience – he’d studied classical music at Juilliard and recorded with classical musicians even after becoming a world-renowned jazz artist.

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Released: 19-Oct-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Lorne Michaels talks comedy, politics
University of Delaware

Lorne Michaels, creator of "Saturday Night Live," will visit the University of Delaware on Thursday, Oct. 21, for a chat about the intersection of politics and comedy, a place where the show has lived since its debut in 1975.

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Released: 13-Oct-2021 11:10 AM EDT
UA Little Rock Public Radio Receives Anonymous $1.5 Million Donation
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Radio, home of KUAR FM 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5, is closing its annual fall fund drive off on a high note with an anonymous donation of $1.5 million, the largest cash gift in UA Little Rock Public Radio history.

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Released: 6-Oct-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Learning magic tricks can help self-esteem of kids with ADHD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The study, from UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine, shows that learning tricks in a magic camp can boost feelings of self-esteem and confidence in children and adolescents with disabilities.

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Released: 5-Oct-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Backward River Festival presents a celebration of water, art, activism
University of Illinois Chicago

The Backward River Festival: Reclaiming the Chicago River, a two-day outdoor event presented by the University of Illinois Chicago’s Freshwater Lab, will bring together artists, environmental justice advocates, local residents and community organizers for water-related activities, music, panel discussions, art, food and a community expo

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Released: 1-Oct-2021 2:00 PM EDT
The latest research news in Archaeology and Anthropology
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“Throw me the idol; I’ll throw you the whip!” - From Raiders of the Lost Ark

     
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Released: 29-Sep-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Novelist Arundhati Roy to Receive the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Library Associates today announce author Arundhati Roy as the recipient of the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award. Roy will come to St. Louis next spring to accept the award.

Released: 22-Sep-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Going viral: Researchers use infectious disease modeling to track popularity of music
McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University who study the spread of infectious disease have found epidemic modelling can be used to determine what drives the popularity of hit songs, often described as contagious, infectious, or viral.

   
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Released: 16-Sep-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Tulane University names Maurita Poole as the new director of Newcomb Art Museum
Tulane University

Maurita N. Poole, PhD, the director and curator of the museum at Clark Atlanta University, has accepted the appointment as the new director of the acclaimed Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.

Released: 14-Sep-2021 12:50 PM EDT
New discovery reveals what may be first example of art in the world
Cornell University

An international collaboration has identified what may be the oldest work of art, a sequence of hand and footprints discovered on the Tibetan Plateau.


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