August 19, 2022

FACT CHECK: Did Barack Obama Replace Black Music Appreciation Month With Pride Month?

A post shared on Facebook claims former President Barack Obama replaced Black Music Month with Pride Month during his term.Verdict: False Pride month was first recognized in 1999 by former President Bill Clinton. African American Music Appreciation Month is still being celebrated today and has not been removed. Fact Check: The Facebook post reads, “Did…

Peaceful Zither Music Portrays a Beautiful Moonlit Lake | Musical Moments

“Autumn Moon over Calm Lake,” also known as “Intoxication in Peace,” is a masterpiece of Guangdong music master Lyu Wencheng. It’s said that the piece was developed from the “Joyous Song” in the eight big sets of Jiangnan Sizhu (southern Chinese string and woodwind music). This song is widely circulated in Cantonese opera music. In the 1930s, Lyu…

Newport Beach Unveils Newest Park With Live Music

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—As part of the development plan for Uptown Newport, the official launching of the city’s newest park, the Uptown Newport Park, commenced March 19 featuring local city leaders and a guest musical performance. “Were excited,” Executive Vice President of Real Estate for Shopoff Realty Investments Brian Rupp told The Epoch Times. “This is…

The Jordan Peterson Lecture: Music and Meaning

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist who is now on a tour promoting his newest book “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.” I had the chance to see one of his lectures on this tour, and discuss some of the overarching precepts and how they relate to the power of music and…

Texas professor sues university after being punished for saying music theory isn’t racist

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A professor at the University of North Texas is suing the school for punishing him after he pushed back against the idea that music theory is a function of White supremacy. The lawsuit, first reported by Campus Reform, claims that the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of […]

John Ondrasik warns of ‘political’ censorship after YouTube temporarily removed Afghan withdrawal music video

Five for Fighting frontman John Ondrasik spoke out against censorship on Monday during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” after YouTube temporarily removed and then reinstated a music video of his song “Blood on my Hands,” which criticized the U.S. for its handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal.  “It seems that freedom of expression only matters when […]

Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dead at 88

Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said. He was 88. Emery passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by family, at Tristar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, his son, Michael, told The Associated Press. He […]

What’s Behind the Magic of Live Music?

For months, fans were relegated to watching their favorite singers and musicians over Zoom or via webcasts. Now, live shows—from festivals like Lollapalooza to Broadway musicals—are officially back. The songs that beamed into living rooms during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic may have featured an artist’s hits…

Does Christmas music stress you out? Here’s why

It’s supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for many people, the holidays are a stressful time.  For some people, that stress can be compounded by the prevalent – and in some cases, inescapable – Christmas music.  Though there hasn’t been any intensive research on the topic, a few surveys in […]

Thousands Join ‘Unmute Us’ Marches Across Europe to Protest Ban on Music Festivals

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch music fans have been banned for months from going to large-scale festivals due to coronavirus restrictions. On Saturday, the festivals came to them. Hundreds of performers and festival organizers held marches through six Dutch cities on Saturday to protest what they argue are unfair restrictions that have forced the cancellation of…

Walmart Declares War On Christian Music.

Walmart recently announced that it would not be carrying — in its stores — Christian metal act Stryper’s newest release, “God Damn Evil.” I have listened to this record nearly a hundred times (and reviewed it here) and it is an incredibly well-crafted heavy metal record; quite possibly one of Stryper’s very best over a […]

BOOM! CBS Exec FIRED After Saying Vegas Victims Don’t Deserve Sympathy Because Country Music Fans ‘Often Are Republican’

Hayley Geftman-Gold is a legal executive at CBS who said she has no sympathy for the victims in the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans are often gun toting Republicans.” A new report by The Hollywood Reporter says the CBS executive has been fired. THR reports: CBS has parted ways with a legal executive […]