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Students Produce Concert in Caracas in Advance of Berklee's First Venezuela Auditions

November 5, 2015

Puentes Venezuela, led by Berklee student and Caracas native Stefano Melillo, is producing a concert in Caracas on Friday, January 8, 2016, featuring performances by Venezuelan Berklee students. The concert also celebrates Berklee’s first-ever audition and interview (A&I) event in Venezuela.

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Robert Gould and students sing at Berklee Encore Gala 2015

City Music Gala Raises $2 Million for Life-Changing Program

November 5, 2015

Boston’s philanthropic community came out in force for Berklee’s 21st annual Encore Gala to benefit the Berklee City Music program on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

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Kanika Patawari and Clinton Cerejo perform at the Berklee Performance Center in 2013 for a performance entitled Shuruaat, meaning beginning.

Indian Vocalist, Producer Vijay Prakash Joins Berklee Indian Ensemble, November 19

November 4, 2015

Award-winning Vijay Prakash joins the ensemble for a concert at the Berklee Performance Center on November 19, 2015.

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Music Business Journal: Gender in the Music Industry

November 2, 2015

Gender is an issue in the music industry. Though examples of successful female artists and executives are not hard to find, inappropriate male behavior towards females, both in private and public settings, distinguish the music industry from many other trades. 

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Music Business Journal: A Fair Music Report

November 2, 2015

An overview of  Berklee's own contribution to the first published discussion of overall equity and transparency in the recorded music industry. 

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Music Business Journal: A Fair Use Check

November 2, 2015

Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" was used by a YouTube viewer for a video of her dancing baby. A court case followed illustrating  the limits and potential of a Fair Use defense in court.

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PODCAST: Victor Prieto '02

November 2, 2015

An alumnus from the Galician region of Spain is single-handedly putting the accordion on the map in the jazz world.

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Guitarist Steve Lukather on Keeping the Faith and the Groove

November 2, 2015

Steve Lukather has played stadiums as Toto’s guitarist, toured with Ringo Starr, and laid down tracks with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Barbra Streisand. On October 22, he took the stage at the Berk Recital Hall to talk to a packed room about his career.

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City Music Summit Explores Youth Development Through Popular Music

November 2, 2015

The three-day event takes place November 9-11 at Teachers College at Columbia University, in New York City. Highlights include a keynote presentation by Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and a master class that pairs Mindi Abair, Tuffus Zimbabwe, and other master musicians with Berklee City Music Network ensembles. 

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Slideshow: A Celebration of Sudanese Music

October 30, 2015

As part of Berklee’s 2015 Signature Series, the Berklee Performance Center held a concert celebrating music from every region of Sudan, one of the oldest civilizations known to humanity. The concert was a project that show producer and director Mohamed Araki, a Berklee student from Sudan, had “waited [his] entire life” to present.

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Terence Blanchard in class with Berklee students

Visiting Scholar Terence Blanchard Empowers Students to Trust Voices

October 29, 2015

Five-time Grammy-winning composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who has scored nearly every Spike Lee film, works with Berklee students as a visiting scholar.

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Guitarist Joe Walsh Brings His Mojo to Berklee

October 29, 2015

Legendary guitarist Joe Walsh H'12 stopped by Berklee to talk about rock 'n' roll, his time with the Eagles, and musical mojo. 

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The Checkout – Live at Berklee Features Victor Prieto, Reimagining the Sound of Jazz Accordion

October 26, 2015

New York's WBGO-FM, NPR Music, and Berklee continue their Checkout - Live at Berklee series with jazz accordionist Victor Prieto and his trio.

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J. Curtis Warner Jr. Named Head of Community and Government Relations

October 26, 2015

J. Curtis Warner Jr. has been named to lead Berklee's new Office of Community and Government Relations as associate vice president. 

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Rethink Music event participants

Industry Innovators Gather to Rethink Music

October 22, 2015

On October 2, more than 150 people gathered in Boston’s Innovation District to join Berklee in addressing the issue of fair pay for music creators in the age of online streaming.

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Bay State Banner: The Business of Music

October 22, 2015

The Bay State Banner goes in-depth into BerkleeICE. 

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Bruce Hornsby Shows Versatility, Shares Stories from the Road

October 22, 2015

Alumnus Bruce Hornsby '74 offers a taste of his music and insight into what influences him as a musician.  

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Berklee Alumni Nominated for 2015 Latin Grammy Awards

October 21, 2015

Seventeen Berklee alumni received 25 Latin Grammy Award across 10 categories including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist. 

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Berklee World Strings Collaborates with Iraqi National Symphony Conductor

October 20, 2015

The Berklee World Strings will perform two shows with Iraqi National Symphony Conductor Karim Wasfi, whose performance among the ruins of his Baghadad neighborhood hours after a bomb destroyed it made international headlines.

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Jazz Masters to Mentor, Tour with Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students

October 20, 2015

An impressive list of visiting artists are coming to the Berklee Global Jazz institute (BGJI) this year to help both undergraduate and graduate students both improve their craft and effect positive social change. 

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