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Here's How Music Influences Your Workout, According To Science - Huffington Post

Here's How Music Influences Your Workout, According To Science - Huffington Post | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Why does it tend to feel like you get a better workout in when you put music to your exercise?
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Review: 'Tango Negro' Explores the Roots of a Dance and Musical Genre - New York Times

Review: 'Tango Negro' Explores the Roots of a Dance and Musical Genre - New York Times | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
The director Dom Pedro sets a breezy tone in this documentary, which theorizes that this Latin American art form has a deep connection with Africa.
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Musical Performance Activates Specific Genes

Musical Performance Activates Specific Genes | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Blood tests on 10 professional musicians before and after playing showed that specific genes got turned on by performance, some of which are also active in songbirds. Karen Hopkin reports

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The World Music Education of Philip Glass - NPR (blog)

The World Music Education of Philip Glass - NPR (blog) | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
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All Music Can Be Boiled Down To 9 Basic Elements, Based On Perceptual ... - Medical Daily

All Music Can Be Boiled Down To 9 Basic Elements, Based On Perceptual ... - Medical Daily | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
A new study turns music theory on its head, making it easier for non-musicians to understand elements of music — perhaps, there are more commonalities than you might have thought.
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'Little Dancer' Musical Readies for Opening in DC - ABC News

'Little Dancer' Musical Readies for Opening in DC - ABC News | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
"Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.
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can maths teach us about music? - Telegraph.co.uk

can maths teach us about music? - Telegraph.co.uk | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
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can maths teach us about music?
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“The mind counting without being conscious that it is counting.” That's how the the philosopher Leibniz described listening to music.
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Dance Listings for Aug. 22-28 - New York Times

Dance Listings for Aug. 22-28 - New York Times | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Dance Listings for Aug. 22-28
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Full reviews of recent dance performances: nytimes.com/dance. A searchable guide to these and other performances is at nytimes.com/events.
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To Become Another Being - New York Times

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At the current one-week Drive East festival of Indian dance and music at La MaMa, each artist or group has just one performance. Several of the performers are little known.
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Cleveland Heights man uses music to promote wellbeing in the community - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

Cleveland Heights man uses music to promote wellbeing in the community - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Cleveland Heights man uses music to promote wellbeing in the community
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Combining the two fields, Janigro has an ongoing research project that studies how music affects the brain in a therapeutic manner.
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Happy Birthday Whitney: Remembering The Music Icon Through The Years (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012)

Happy Birthday Whitney: Remembering The Music Icon Through The Years (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012) | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
The incomparable Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 9, 1963 and she died on February 11, 2012.

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Music education can help with school skills

Music’s efficacy as a teaching tool has long been studied. Though some still doubt if music has any effect on student performance, a strong body of evidence suggests otherwise.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, July 29, 2014 1:29 PM

Music’s efficacy as a teaching tool has long been studied. Though some still doubt if music has any effect on student performance, a strong body of evidence suggests otherwise.

Studies into the effects of music on learning are nothing new. Such studies have been conducted for decades, gaining popularity during the 1950s when research was done on something called the “Mozart Effect.” The Mozart Effect theorizes that listening to Mozart can temporarily improve performance and may even boost a person’s IQ. In response, many parents started playing Mozart and other classical music in their homes. By the late 1990s, Baby Einstein, a company that offers a wide range of developmental and entertainment products for babies and toddlers, released a series of CDs and videos that prominently featured classical music amid visual learning sequences for young children. “Baby Mozart,” “Baby Bach” and “Baby Beethoven” were just a few of the videos capitalizing on the evidence that children learn more when exposed to classical music.

Ongoing research continues to support the theory that music education can help children on many levels. In Canada, a research group from McMaster University conducted their own study into music education. That study, which was published in the journal Brain in 2006, examined two groups of children, ages 4 to 6. Each were taught the same lessons, but one group was also given musical instruction. The study found that the group of children who received musical instruction scored much better than their peers in literacy, mathematics, IQ, and memory skills.

Long Island University researchers Joseph Piro and Camilo Ortiz found that children exposed to a multi-year program of music instruction, involving training in increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practical skills, displayed superior cognitive performance in reading skills compared to their peers who did not receive musical training. The authors concluded that, “because neural response to music is a widely distributed system within the brain, it would not be unreasonable to expect that some processing networks for music and language behaviors, namely reading, located in both hemispheres of the brain would overlap.”

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Saul Williams: Why Broadway's Tupac Musical Closed Early - RollingStone.com

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RollingStone.com Saul Williams: Why Broadway's Tupac Musical Closed Early RollingStone.com Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac Shakur-inspired musical directed by Kenny Leon and starring Saul Williams, was forced to close Sunday after one month and...
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Interview With the Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC - Huffington Post

Interview With the Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC - Huffington Post | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Arpita works with a passion that comes from deep within herself, based on her own experiences and the experiences of her fellow performing artists, which have included large doses of rejection.
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My acting bucket list: Allison Spratt Pearce - San Diego Reader

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#I'm asking veteran actors to name five dream roles and say why.
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More talent announced for CMA Music Festival free stage - The Tennessean

More talent announced for CMA Music Festival free stage - The Tennessean | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Talent lineups were revealed for two more free stages at CMA Music Festival.
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Twyla Tharp’s 50 Years of Forward Movement

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“The Fugue,” rejects the familiar notion that dance is solely an ephemeral art.

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A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century

A Brief Visual History Of Ballet In The 20th Century | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
As holiday season approaches, visions of sugar-plum fairies inevitably begin dancing in our heads. 'Tis the time of "The Nutcracker," and other classic ballet performances that countdown to a whole new season of dance across the world. In h...

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For Garth Fagan, a life choreographed by his love of movement

For Garth Fagan, a life choreographed by his love of movement | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Garth Fagan has held his dance company together for 44 years, no easy feat. But mention another accomplishment — his Tony-winning choreography of the stage musical "The Lion King" — and Fagan breaks into a huge smile and rumbling laughter.

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In Praise of Hindu Gods, With Sharp Turns and Barefoot Rhythms - New York Times

New York Times In Praise of Hindu Gods, With Sharp Turns and Barefoot Rhythms New York Times Krishna was evoked, Ganesha was praised, the 10 avatars of Vishnu were illustrated, seven of the eight classical dance forms of India were demonstrated —...
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Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi calls for county talent academies

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi calls for county talent academies | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has called for the establishment of talent academies in each county to cater for the performing arts.

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'Blind Side' Meets Ballet: New Line Eyes Biopic Of Dance Star Misty Copeland - Deadline.com

'Blind Side' Meets Ballet: New Line Eyes Biopic Of Dance Star Misty Copeland - Deadline.com | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
'Blind Side' Meets Ballet: New Line Eyes Biopic Of Dance Star Misty Copeland Deadline.com EXCLUSIVE: New Line Cinema has optioned the inspirational true story of ballet prodigy Misty Copeland, who fought against the odds to become the only the...
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Rutgers training camp: Practice warmup is music to Scarlet Knights' ears - NJ.com

Rutgers training camp: Practice warmup is music to Scarlet Knights' ears - NJ.com | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
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I enjoy when there's new music in practice.
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How music can make us feel powerful - Medical News Today

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How music can make us feel powerful
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Whether you are lifting weights at the gym or going for a run, putting on your earphones and blasting some music can certainly give you a push to do your best.
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How music can make your business sing

How music can make your business sing | Performing Arts | Scoop.it
Music is an important ingredient to any hospitality business, particularly when considering the way customers perceive your business.

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Bradley Woods's curator insight, July 29, 2014 1:19 AM

Studies have confirmed that in restaurants there is a significant difference in average spend depending on the music being played; one study concluded that classical music leads to higher spending when compared to pop or no music.

Phuong Nguyen's curator insight, September 10, 2014 12:18 AM

In my point of view, music is one essential element to any business in the hospitality industry. For example, when you want your customer to dine faster, you play fast rhythm music; when you want customer to spend time longer in the restaurant to enjoy the dining experience with food and wine, you play gentle music like pop-ballad or jazz or even live music. Depend on the time of dining (breakfast, lunch or dinner), the business can come up with different kind of music to suit with the occasion. For example, in the hotel, we can play jazz music when breakfast starts at 6.30 in the morning and in the night, we can play modern young melody for the bar.

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Music is the language of spirit, the combination of the emotions. People's life surely be boring without music. Many researches have shown that music can helps to improve about physique, feeling, cognitive and creativity. Therefore, music should be taken into account if you want to be successful in hospitality field. Many people who is going to open a restaurant just care about customer service, profit, occupancy except music. In fact, if the customers have to choose 2 different restaurants to go in that have the same quality. They usually refer to go to the restaurant where the good music has. Restaurant and Hotels is where customer comes to remove their pressure and stress after work. Thus, good music will help them feel peace in mind. Music combine with good food and glass of wine is beautiful. In addition, music also helps customer have reasonable behaviours, they will be friendly and their request and complain will be reduced, this will help the staffs who work in customer service area have more advantages to serve these customers. Therefore, customer service will be increased and receive positive feedbacks from them.