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NPR: Bands Prep for the Big Stage at Berklee

July 17, 2017

NPR's Weekend Edition featured the Berklee Popular Music Institute in a story about the Berklee band Aversed, which recently appeared at the Chicago Open Air metal festival.

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Brandon Hassan performing at the 2017 commencement concert

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Brandon Shah

July 11, 2017

Brandon Hassan, who performs under the moniker Brandon Shah and was a top 24 finalist on the X-Factor TV series when he was 16, will be playing a number of evening sets at B3 restaurant from July 24 to July 27.

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Maro playing jazz at B3

The Art of Pairing: Berklee Partners with B3 Restaurant

June 29, 2017

The new restaurant B3 ("Back Bay Beats") has found a home inside Berklee's 160 Massachusetts Avenue building, where it serves up its own brand of inventive, Southern-inspired dishes and features Berklee musicians every night of the week.

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WBUR: Berklee Class Preps Students For Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and Other Big Name Music Festivals

June 27, 2017

WBUR's Morning Edition featured the Berklee Popular Music Instutute in a story about the program preparing students to perform at major summer festivals.

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John Mayer gives advice to student Danny Silberstein

John Mayer Shares the Stage with Student Songwriters

June 20, 2017

On a tour stop in Boston with his band, Dead & Company, songwriter and guitar titan John Mayer '98 visited the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) to hear original songs from six Berklee students.

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Berklee to Present Sadiya Ramos with Beyoncé’s Formation Scholars Award

June 15, 2017

Berklee will award Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s Formation Scholars Award to Sadiya Ramos, a sophomore studying dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

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BostInno: Five Boston Summer Camps that Turn Teens into Entrepreneurs

June 7, 2017

Berklee-Brown's Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program has been featured on BostInno as a top program teaching entrepreneurial skills to high school students.

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Chainsmokers Keyboardist Tony Ann Talks Touring with Fellow Berklee Students

June 2, 2017

Prior to an evening show at Boston's TD Garden with Grammy-winning electro-pop duo the Chainsmokers, pianist and composer Tony Ann reconnected with his fellow Berklee students to discuss the wonders of a world tour with the chart-topping pair.

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Nedelka Prescod and her ensemble perform at tribute to Leadbelly

Roots Roadshow Salutes Leadbelly, American Music Pioneer

May 31, 2017

Berklee's American Roots Music Program recently presented the music of one of the most influential figures in the history of American music: Hudson "Huddie" William Ledbetter, otherwise known as "Leadbelly."

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Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest 2017

Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty

May 25, 2017

This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students.

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Berklee Artists to Perform at Top Music Festivals This Summer Through BPMI

May 25, 2017

The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) is sending seven artists to perform at top music festivals in the U.S. and Canada this summer including the Governors Ball, Essence Festival, Chicago Open Air, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.

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Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun Receive Honorary Degrees

May 13, 2017

At Berklee's 2017 commencement ceremonies, graduating students began the next chapter of their lives inspired by words and music from honorary doctorate recipients Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun.

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Student musicians and dancers collaborate on interdisciplinary arts performance

New Connections: Student Performance Piece Reaches Across Artistic Disciplines

May 12, 2017

Students find common ground in the arenas of modern dance, African polyrhythms, electronic music, Arabic scales, video, software programming, and abstract painting.

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Using Technique, Students Say Goodbye to Performance Anxiety

May 12, 2017

Kenny Werner, who heads Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute, teaches musicians how to break down the anxiety attached to playing music and to reconnect to their instrument from a place of comfort and expressivity.

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Berklee City Music Boston and Boston Arts Academy Nurture Students Together

May 11, 2017

Through a longstanding, mutually beneficial relationship, Boston Arts Academy and Berklee City Music Boston offer underserved high school students in Boston the chance for an innovative arts education.

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Phé, also known as Natasha Pheko

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Phé

May 9, 2017

Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Phé, a member of Berklee's graduating class, is a finalist in this year's International Songwriting Competition and is soon to release her debut EP.

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Berklee students at last year's commencement ceremonies

Personifying Art's Power, Class of 2017 Takes Reins

May 8, 2017

Who is the undergraduate class of 2017? Explore a small sample of the remarkable work and creative capabilities of these soon-to-be alumni that came to Boston from more than 70 countries and more than 40 U.S. states.

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Berklee presents the new original musical "The Kiss"

Slideshow: Berklee Presents World Premiere Musical The Kiss

May 5, 2017

On April 26-27, the Berklee Performance Center hosted the world premiere of The Kiss, a new musical theater work inspired by Gustav Klimt's painting of the same name, as part of the Signature Series at Berklee.

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Berklee Indian Ensemble Presents Bridges at the Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, May 9

April 27, 2017

The Berklee Indian Ensemble will present stories and songs about shared, universal human experiences in a concert at the Berklee Performance Center.

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The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Choir on stage.

Slideshow: The Lord of the Rings Symphony Brings Howard Shore's Music to Life at Symphony Hall

April 27, 2017

On April 19, more than 200 musicians from the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed Howard Shore’s B.M. '69 '08H Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall as part of Berklee's Signature Series.

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