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Tag: Musician

Free-Jazz Pioneer Ornette Coleman Dies at 85

Coleman was one of the greats. He didn’t just innovate free jazz, he invented the term.

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 READ MORE

Blues Boy RIP

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Watch Matter Move to Music

Nigel John Stanford is a New Zealand-based musician who uses sound to help create visual images.

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 READ MORE

Behold the Yaybahar: An Acoustic Instrument That Creates Synthesized Sounds

Here’s a musical interlude for your Wednesday afternoon.

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 READ MORE

Caballo y Jara
Wikimedia Commons

A Chilean Icon Is Reburied

Victor Jara, acclaimed Chilean singer, was tortured and killed in 1973 during the U.S.-directed coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power. He was to be reburied in Santiago Friday after hundreds of people paid their final respects. The body had been exhumed in June to clarify how he died. He had been shot more than 30 times.

Posted on Dec 4, 2009 READ MORE

Bruce and Steve
The Star-Ledger / Saed Hindash

The Boss Hires Obama

Bruce Springsteen, the iconic musician of the working-class U.S., endorsed Barack Obama on Wednesday. The announcement comes less than a week before the Pennsylvania primary, in which blue-collar voters may play a significant role in determining the Democratic nominee.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008 READ MORE

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