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PODCAST: Pletenitsa Balkan Choir

February 28, 2014

Listen to a medley of Bulgarian folk songs from the 2013 Berklee Middle Eastern Festival. This year's festival will feature the music of Armenia.

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Berklee Latino Awards Scholarships

February 26, 2014

Two students who attended Berklee Latino were each awarded a scholarship through Berklee Latino to take part in other Berklee programs.

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Alumna Mayssa Karaa Sings a Stirring Cover for 'American Hustle'

February 25, 2014

Berklee alumna Mayssa Karaa '12 sings a stirring Arabic cover of "White Rabbit" for American Hustle. 

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Lisa Fischer on Being 20 Feet from Stardom and Next to Jagger

February 25, 2014

Lisa Fischer, one of the most in-demand backup singers in the world, stopped by Berklee ahead of her tour with the Rolling Stones to screen 20 Feet from Stardom. 

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Slide Show: Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary

February 25, 2014

Get a glimpse of the scene at the recent Berklee Signature Series concert, Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary.

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The Checkout – Live at Berklee with Warren Wolf and Wolfpack

February 25, 2014

The Checkout – Live at Berklee continues on March 5 with Warren Wolf and Wolfpack live at Cafe 939, over the web at nprmusic.org, and through WBGO FM's airwaves. 

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Alumnus Conducts, Orchestrates The Lego Movie

February 24, 2014

Alumnus James T. Sale has credits on some of today’s biggest hit movies, including as conductor/orchestrator for The Lego Movie.

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Harry Belafonte to Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Tribute Concert March 6

February 24, 2014

Berklee students and faculty will celebrate Harry Belafonte's life and music at The Life and Music of Harry Belafonte: A Tribute Concert. Berklee president Roger H. Brown will present Belafonte with an honorary doctor of music degree in recognition of his inspiring musical and humanitarian achievements.
 

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Heavy Rotation Records Presents Dorm Sessions 9

February 21, 2014

Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) presents Dorm Sessions 9, the new release by Berklee’s student-run label. 

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PODCAST: The Crash Kings

February 21, 2014

Brothers Tony and Mike Beliveau play old-school rock 'n' roll with a twist—no guitars. Using only keyboards, bass, and drums, they create a hard-hitting sound that has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s alternative chart, and netted them a featured performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Danilo Pérez Visits Berklee’s Valencia Campus with the Global Jazz Institute

February 20, 2014

Danilo Pérez, pianist, composer, philanthropist, educator, and artistic director for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, will visit Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, with Berklee students for a week filled with activities.

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Berklee's SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond

February 19, 2014

Berklee College of Music presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond on Thursday, March 13, noon – 6:00 p.m., in Austin, TX. Berklee’s ninth annual SXSW Party is presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Alumni Affairs, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with media sponsor Vanyaland and features up-and-coming Berklee and HRR alumni and students performing rock, pop, electronic, Americana and folk.
 

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The Making of a Silent Film Score

February 14, 2014

Students in Emerson College's Media Art MFA program captured the process of how the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra scored Harold Lloyd's Safety Last! for a New Year's Eve performance. 

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PODCAST: Fate & the Family Band

February 14, 2014

Blues, rock, and soul come together in Fate & the Family Band, who appear on the new disc from student-run Heavy Rotation Records.

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Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia

February 13, 2014

The Signature Music Series at Berklee presents the sixth annual Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia, featuring Perspectives Ensemble directed by flutist Sato Moughalian, a cappella folk trio Zulal, and live painting by Kevork Mourad. The concert also features Berklee’s Pletenitsa Choir, the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen, the Sayat Nova Folk Dance Ensemble, and special guests.

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New Berklee Tower Opens

February 13, 2014

The new Berklee tower houses 369 students, a 400-seat dining hall/performance space, and one of the largest music production complexes in the U.S.

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Music Business Faculty Explore Streaming Services Debate

February 12, 2014

The music industry is awash in a sea of discussion about streaming services and that conversation is particularly vibrant at Berklee, where music business faculty present students with a variety of perspectives on this evolving issue.

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Berklee Celebrates Great Women Songwriters February 23

February 12, 2014

The Signature Series at Berklee continues with The Great American Songbook: Great Women Songwriters featuring the music of Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Fields, Bessie Smith, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and more. 

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Master's Film Scoring Program in Spain Prepares Chinese Composer for Career

February 11, 2014

Composer Yiyi Ma was among the inaugural class at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, studying alongside 19 others in the master's scoring program.

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The Mediterranean Music Institute Presents a Week of Concerts, Clinics, and Master Classes

February 11, 2014

Under the musical direction of Javier Limón, artistic director for Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute, four Berklee students will give six concerts in Spain, February 11-19.

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