Happy Birthday to Quincy Jones – March 14, 2016

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO QUINCY JONES: On this day, March 14, in 1933, Quincy Jones was born. Quincy Jones.is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, and entertainment company executive, His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry with a record 79 Grammy Award nominations and 28 Grammy Awards,including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. Jones and was the producer of the three albums by Michael Jackson, Off The Wall, Bad and Thriller which has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

Dark Side of the Moon Release in 1973 – March 10, 2016

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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” RELEASED IN 1973: On this day, March 10th, in 1973, Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album The Dark Side of The Moon in the US. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide.
 
Happy Birthday: Carrie Underwood, Rick Rubin, Tom Scholz, Neneh Cherry, and Edie Brickell.

Save 20% During March Madness at the Music Academy of WNC!

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It’s MARCH MADNESS at the Music Academy of WNC! SAVE 20% off our low monthly tuition pricing throughout the month of March! The Music Academy of WNC offers the most comprehensive and largest variety of music lessons than any other music school in Henderson County. Our faculty is the most educated and experienced in Hendersonville with the majority holding a Master’s degree or greater in their field of study. All of our music lessons incorporate classical-based musicianship and technique within the style(s) our students wish to learn. Plus, they are LOTS OF FUN! We currently offers private music lessons in the following:

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Compact Disc Systems Introduced To North America And Europe Today In 1983. – March 2, 2016

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COMPACT DISC SYSTEMS INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC TODAY In 1983: On this day, March 2nd, in 1983, a new digital audio system, a five-inch compact disc containing up to one hour of music was launched by Sony, Philips and Polygram in Europe and North America.

Happy Birthday: Karen Carpenter, Jon Bon Jovi, Larry Carlton, Eddie Money, and Lou Reed.

Remembering Davy Jones – February 29, 2016

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REMEMBERING DAVY JONES: On this day, February 29th, in 2012, Davy Jones, the Manchester-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees died at age 66 in his sleep at his home in Florida after suffering a massive heart attack. Jones who appeared as a teenager in soap opera Coronation Street, playing Ena Sharples’s grandson was also a former apprentice jockey in Newmarket. Jones remained a keen horseman all his life, winning his first race in England as a jockey in 1996.

Please Help Daphne Bickley Raise Funds To Attend The Curtis Institute of Music Summer Camp

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One of our advanced viola students, Daphne Bickley. has been accepted into the summer music program at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The Curtis Institute is one of the premier music conservatories in the country. She needs to raise approximately $5,800.00 to attend and $4,800.00 is due by March 1st . If funds are not raised by that time then she will miss this critical opportunity in her music education as she pursues a career in music performance. Please consider donating to her GoFundMe page HERE and help Daphne raise the necessary funds to attend the Curtis Institute this summer. Thanks in advance for your donation consideration.