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Himalayan Sessions compiles contemplative compositions by world music icons to donate instruments to underprivileged kids

Within Hawaiian culture, the concept of aloha embodies a beautiful kind of sanctity. In Western parlance, the closest embodiment is found in the word “love”. Hawaiians think of aloha not so much as a philosophical concept, but more as a way of life, the object being to try to live one’s life in a spirit […]

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Search for ‘America’s Longest Married Couple’ Underway

To celebrate someone’s birthdate pretty much anyone can belt out the “Happy Birthday” song, but what to sing in celebration of a couple’s anniversary? How can we ceremoniously honor such an important and personal holiday equally melodiously?  To assuage these burning questions, award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch recently announced the worldwide launch of her personalized […]

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“The Impossible Dream” Made Possible by Career Bridges

From www.vocedimeche.reviews, edited by Lorraine Silvetz. New York, N.Y. The designation “gala” is used rather loosely these days but the dazzling evening we experienced last night at The Metropolitan Club was gala in every sense of the word. Luminaries of Planet Opera gathered in force to celebrate the next generation of opera stars, recipients of awards […]

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Singer and Lover of Music in Big Apple Conquers Fear and Doubt

New York, N.Y.  I have always been a singer and lover of music, daydreaming about performing in front of audiences who came out specifically to hear me sing. My focus was not so much the money and fame, but doing what makes me the happiest and most fulfilled. But I was always unsure, telling myself […]

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Dasol Kim Makes New York Premiere on Stage at Merkin Concert Hall

New York, N.Y. I have been writing about the Young Concert Artists (YCA) since my profile of its inspired and legendary founder Susan Wadsworth in 2010 (Wikipedia). Although I have written about the gifted performers of YCA for almost a decade, covering the debut New York performances of such talent as Hahn-Bin, Caroline Goulding, Raphaël Sévère, Aleksandr Haskin, Jeanine de […]

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Photo of the Day – Nov. 11, 2016

Peace Bell Ceremony in Observance of International Peace Day Young musical performers during the annual Peace Bell Ceremony held at UN headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace (21 September). lll Ceremonia de la Campana de la Paz en Respeto del Día Internacional de la Paz Jóvenes intérpretes musicales durante la ceremonia anual […]

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In NYC: Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary to be Performed by Peter & Paul

New York, N.Y. Blowin’ in the Wind. Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If I had a Hammer. Puff the Magic Dragon. Are you singing along? Do you have a glorious picture in your mind of Peter Paul and Mary singing at the March on Washington? On Jack Benny? At countless rallies for social justice? […]

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In New York, Yun-Chin Zhou Seduces Zankel Hall Audience

New York, N.Y.  Last week I attended the Peter Marino Concert opening the 54th Young Concert Artists Series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. I was prepared to hear an excellent pianist. It turned out that Yun-Chin Zhou was far and beyond anyone I have heard in many years: an original character, insightful musicianship, breathtaking technique, and best […]

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Himalayan Sessions compiles contemplative compositions by world music icons to donate instruments to underprivileged kids

Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

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Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided

Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet