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Canada's Magic! tops British music chart with debut single

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:05

Members of the band Magic! arrive on the red carpet at the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in TorontoLONDON (Reuters) - Canadian band Magic! moved up one place to top the British singles charts on Sunday with their reggae-infused debut track "Rude", the Official Charts Company said. The single toppled Cheryl Cole's "Crazy Stupid Love" to take the number one spot, boosted by internet streaming which was added to the charts data last month alongside physical sales. In the albums chart, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran continued his run at number one, topping the bill for a sixth week with "X", while Dolly Parton's "Blue Smoke - The Best Of" remained in second place. ...

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Mozart's Salzburg finds big business in 'Sound of Music'

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:32

Tourists stand in front of the Leopoldskron Palace where part of the film 'Sound of Music' was shot, in Salzburg, Austria on August 1, 2014For almost 50 years, "The Sound of Music" has captured the imagination of movie-goers and musical fans with its catchy tunes and lovable characters set against the stunning Austrian Alps. While Mozart and classical music remain the city's main tourist attractions, half of all visitors who come here every year from the US, Britain, Canada and Asia make the trip because of "The Sound of Music", according to the tourism office. "Three-hundred thousand visitors who come to Salzburg almost exclusively because of 'The Sound of Music', that's just a great story, a success story," Herbert Brugger, managing director of Salzburg Tourism, told AFP.

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Museum celebrating 'Big Bang' of country music opens in Virginia

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:34
By Verna Gates BRISTOL Va (Reuters) - A museum celebrating 10 days in 1927 that helped introduce the mountain music of Appalachia to mainstream America opened in Virginia on Friday. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum tells the story of record producer Ralph Peer, who offered $50 to "hillbilly" musicians willing to come to a makeshift studio in Bristol, Tennessee, and play into his modern microphone.   The result, which launched the careers of such luminaries as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, was dubbed by music historian Nolan Porterfield as "the Big Bang of country music" and hailed by Johnny Cash as the genre's most important moment.
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Alzheimer's documentary 'Alive Inside' pushes for music therapy

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:41

Director Rossato-Bennett poses for a portrait while promoting the documentary "Alive Inside" in Los AngelesBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Rossato-Bennett initially thought it was the worst job he had ever taken. When Rossato-Bennett started filming three years ago he met Henry.

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Verbier Festival draws the elites - and music lovers too

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 22:39

Festivalgoers look at a noticeboard listing details of the day's events at the Verbier FestivalBy Michael Roddy VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) - There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that's the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the Davos of the music world. Argentine-born piano star Martha Argerich is a regular, and this year the big names have included Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin, British cellist Steven Isserlis and American violinist Joshua Bell. The three-week-long Verbier Festival, which runs from July until August 3, draws the moneyed elites and big corporate sponsors. George Clooney's smiling face is a fixture around the town as the brand ambassador for food giant Nestle's Nespresso coffee line, while Swiss private banker Julius Baer is another sponsor.

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