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Readers recommend: best piano songs - The Guardian (blog)

2014-08-21
The Guardian (blog)Readers recommend: best piano songsThe Guardian (blog)From the Italian for soft (piano) and loud (forte), the pianoforte has been the instrument of choice for songwriters and composers for centuries. Thought to be the invention of Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco (1655–1731), it has been ...

Garbage Haulers Almost Throw Away Piano Donated By Jersey City Mayor - CBS Local

2014-08-22
CBS LocalGarbage Haulers Almost Throw Away Piano Donated By Jersey City MayorCBS LocalJersey City sanitation workers were about to haul away this piano in the Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza, before being told Mayor Steven Fulop had donated it for the public. (Credit: Karl Sison; used by permission) ...Jersey City mayor donates piano to pedestrian plaza; garbage men almost haul ...The Jersey Journal - NJ.comSanitation men nearly throw away mayor's pianoMyFox Philadelphiaall 9 news articles »

Man pleads guilty to piano vandalism - Mason City Globe Gazette

2014-08-22
Man pleads guilty to piano vandalismMason City Globe GazetteMASON CITY | A man accused of destroying a piano on the Southbridge Mall plaza has entered a guilty plea. Coltin Schupbach, 22, of Des Moines, was charged with public intoxication and third-degree criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism of a ...

Piano lessons strike a chord at the Y - Valley Sun

2014-08-22
Piano lessons strike a chord at the YValley SunYMCA branches are staples for offering family-friendly physical activities such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But the YMCA Foothills Crescenta-Cañada branch is offering something different — piano lessons. The classes, which are open to Y ...

Christian McBride On Piano Jazz - NPR

2014-08-22
Christian McBride On Piano JazzNPROn this Piano Jazz session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight as a dynamic composer and stylist, leading a new generation of jazz players. He features his bass in duet with host Marian McPartland on the standard "Alone Together" and plays solo on ...

'Don't take the piano!' - The Jersey Journal - NJ.com

2014-08-23
'Don't take the piano!'The Jersey Journal - NJ.comBy Terrence T. McDonald. Journal Staff Writer. When Jersey City's pedestrian plaza on Newark Avenue opened on Tuesday, Mayor Steve Fulop bequeathed his piano to the area so musically inclined residents could bang out a number or two on the 88s.

Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's Pianos - NPR

2014-08-18
NPRElephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's PianosNPRThe illegal trade in ivory from African elephants has tripled in the past 15 years, to the extent that biologists fear for the creatures' future existence. Most of the ivory is sold in China and Vietnam, and these days the U.S. government and ...and more »

Additional Charges Filed Against OC Piano Teacher Accused Of Lewd Acts - CBS Local

2014-08-22
CBS LocalAdditional Charges Filed Against OC Piano Teacher Accused Of Lewd ActsCBS LocalAccording to authorities, the 58-year-old is accused of showing and taking inappropriate photos to and of minors while offering piano lessons between the years 1997 to 2013. He is also accused of committing lewd acts on three students. Anyone with more ...Piano teacher faces more charges of abusing girlsOCRegisterall 2 news articles »

With Yamaha's Electrified TransAcoustic, the Entire Piano Is the Speaker - TIME

2014-08-14
With Yamaha's Electrified TransAcoustic, the Entire Piano Is the SpeakerTIMEJust as a fully acoustic piano's soundboard amplifies the sound generated by the piano's hammers striking strings, the electrified device could channel its digital samples through that same resonant slab of wood, in turn projecting the samples through ...and more »

Pianos Around Town Are Back and Music Will Fill the Air - TheAlternativePress.com

2014-08-23
Pianos Around Town Are Back and Music Will Fill the AirTheAlternativePress.comThe pianos will be located at the Sloan Street Gazebo, Spiotta Park, Irvington and W. Fairview Avenues, Cameron Park, The Gateway, and Seton Hall University and will be available for the public to enjoy and play through October 6. A jam session ...