Not many people can say portraying a superhero is their full-time job. Greg Grunberg, an actor on the critically acclaimed NBC series Heroes, spends his days playing likable cop Matt Parkman, an average Joe who wakes up one day to find he has the ability to read minds.
Percussionist Donald Knaack, 61, is a firm believer that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Always looking for new percussion instruments, dumpster diver Knaack finds his nest egg of sound in the most unlikely of places: junkyards, local maintenance departments, factories, and refuse from community farms, restaurants, and stores. Make Your Own Drum Kit […]
Since announcing his intention to run for President of the United States this past January, the former Arkansas governor’s life has been a whirlwind of interviews, debates, speaking engagements, and fundraising events. But no matter where the campaign trail takes him, one thing is always sure to follow—his beloved bass guitar.
New Orleans is one of our nation’s top music destinations and despite the headlines of widespread devastation and disrepair from Hurricane Katrina, most of the areas of the city that tourists come to see are up to their pre-Katrina status.
Visitors can expect to experience live jazz, New Orleans blues, Cajun, Creole, southern rock, gospel, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and just about every other style of music.
“Kevin definitely had stage fright when we played our first shows,” recalls Michael Bacon, 57, the other half of the Bacon Brothers band. “Despite all his film work, he still had nerves.” “I was just shaking,” says Kevin, who is nine years younger than his brother, recalling that at their first performance he turned to […]
Percussion are among the oldest musical instruments we know of. In fact, the oldest depiction of music making can be found in a French cave. It is of a shaman playing rhythm sticks, and it is 17,000 years old. Almost all cultures play some kind of simple hand percussion, and thanks to the migration of […]