Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AP music-related news

Some interesting news came across the Associated Press wire that relates to music:

House honors Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue"
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fifty years after jazz legend Miles Davis recorded "Kind of Blue," the House voted Tuesday to honor the landmark album's contribution to the genre.

2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup announced
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Van the Man and The Queen of Soul are headlining next year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Joining Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin will be Pearl Jam, making its inaugural appearance at the fest, as well as Lionel Richie and actor Steve Martin, who plays banjo. [South Carolina native] Darius Rucker, former Hootie and the Blowfish front man-turned-country award-winning singer, is also slated to appear.

Marking its 41st year, the festival is scheduled for the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-May 2 and features hundreds of acts in genres ranging from pop, rock and gospel to R&B, jazz and zydeco.

--On a personal note, who's going with me?!?! ;-)

Arts survey finds drop in movie, museum attendance
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you haven't gone to a movie, jazz concert or an art exhibit in recent years, you are in steadily growing company.

A new study from the National Endowment for the Arts finds a notable decline in theater, museum and concert attendance and other "benchmark" cultural activities between 2002 and 2008 for adults 18 and older, and a sharper fall from 25 years ago. The drop was for virtually all art forms and for virtually all age groups and levels of education.

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