Bridgette Haley takes a look into the fan base of 19th century composer Franz Liszt. Far before Beatlemania, Lisztomania was the beginning of the modern celebrity. What we now see as ordinary, was once seen as a literal disease.
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BY TOSHIO KOKUBO
@ VOL 110
ON JAN 22, 2014
Toshio Kokubo may very well be one of Japan's biggest ABBA fans -- his dream is to open a museum for the legendary music group. He goes into detail on how he fell for the group, a bit of their history and background, and shows off images from his trip to the ABBA museum in Stockholm, Sweden. (in Japanese)
Music // Cultural Provocateur
BY INTAN ANGGITA
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 23, 2014
Intan tells her story as she pursued her passion in music through various medium and journey. From a simple chat exchanging music knowledge #bincangminggu via Twitter, built awareness on music history & preservation through #sahabatlokananta movement, opened music/art store 'Substore', and embracing the cultural sense of music from the eastern part of Indonesia with menujutimur.com
Let' s come together by playing banjo
BY ALLISON BROWN
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY
ON MAR 24, 2015
A Grammy Award- winning banjo player from Nashville, Tennessee, and former investment banker Allison Brown is waliking us through the history of five string banjo in paintings and photography, its transition from African American slaves music to white Victorian parlors music and female orchestras and moving to the Northeast in the 60's. She is a co-founder of the internationally recognised Compass Records Group.
Battle Rap - a History of Ritual Profanity
BY RORY STOBO
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 25, 2015
Did you know that ritual profanity is as old as the hills? Well Rory Stobo does and he practices it in his spare time. Commonly known as Battle Rap, Rory explains what happens during contests, how rappers win and where this gritty, punchy and exhilarating art form is going.
A Brief History of Disco - From Dionysus to the Disco Duck
BY JOHN FEITH
@ VOL 24
ON NOV 09, 2017
What was the first disco song (around 1972) and why did it come to flames in Chicago's Disco Demolition Night (in 1979)? John Feith looks at some of the highlights from the rise and fall of disco.
A Brief History of KHoRM
BY KIKI SCHUELER
@ VOL 24
ON NOV 09, 2017
Kiki Schueler traces the unexpected and unlikely path from her first house concert in 2005 to show number 236 a dozen years later. All of it happening in an intimate "venue" in her basement she likes to call Kiki's House of Righteous Music. She always says she does it for herself, but it's nice (not to mention less awkward) when other people show up.
Preview of National Museum of African American Music
BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 26
ON OCT 18, 2017
Beecher Hicks, III - A look at the future of the National Museum of African American Music in downtown Nashville