Studies have proven growing up in poverty stricken neighborhoods can hinder brain development in children, which manifests a reduced ability to quickly distinguish speech patterns. But studying music may help level the playing field, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason thinks U2’s album release devalues music in an interview with Rolling Stone. Even though Bono has apologized for the controversial release, other bands are still upset about it.
Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Wrote a Ferguson Protest song to support those he believes are doing good. His full statement reads
Inspired by a crowd of 38,000 singing at a British football match 20 years ago, New York composer David Lang wrote a piece called “Crowd Out,” designed to be performed by 1,000 amateur musicians.
Johnny Cash’s boyhood home has been fully restored and opened as a museum. Arkansas State University purchased the Dyess, Arkansas, home and diligently returned it to how it looked when the Cash family moved in as part of the Dyess Colony Resettlement Area in 1935. An annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, now in its fourth year, raised money for the project.