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Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, February 14 5:30am – This week we meet Michel Martel, the Executive Director and Karen Nestvold, the Director of Development & Classical Programs from Music Works Northwest. Music Works Northwest is a non-profit community music school dedicated to providing access to music lessons, music therapy, and performance experiences for people of …

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MUSIC NEWS

New Animated Netflix Series “Beat Bugs” to Feature Cover Versions of Classic Beatles Songs

Courtesy of NetflixYou know The Beatles — now meet Beat Bugs. It’s a new animated children’s series premiering on Netflix this August that will incorporate various new cover versions of classic Fab Four songs into its storylines. Among the many artists confirmed to contribute renditions of Beatles tunes to the show are Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, Pink, …

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Carole King’s Landmark Album “Tapestry” Was Released 45 Years Ago Today

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Credit: Elissa KlineToday marks the 45th anniversary of the release of Carole King‘s classic album Tapestry, which established the prolific singer/songwriter as a major solo star. Throughout the 1960s, King had churned out hit after hit for other artists with her husband and songwriting partner, Gerry Goffin, but after the couple divorced in 1969, Carole focused on recording her own …

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Paul McCartney Composes Music for Skype’s New Animated Love-Themed Emoticons

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Courtesy of Skype 2016After composing music for the popular 2014 video game Destiny, Paul McCartney is once again pairing his songwriting talents with modern technology in a new partnership with Skype. The former Beatles star has created original music for a series of love-themed “Mojis,” animated characters that you can employ to express various heartfelt emotions while using the video-chat …

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Performers Announced for Grammy Salute to Lionel Richie

Credit: Alan SilfenLionel Richie will be honored on this year’s Grammy telecast by a contemporary artists from a variety of genres: R&B singer John Legend, pop stars Meghan Trainor and Demi Lovato, and country superstar Luke Bryan. Richie is this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year; a couple days before the Grammys, he’ll be the guest of honor at an …

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