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  • Oct 15, 2014
    Eminent Pianist Performs His First Piano Concerto with Major Symphonies Worldwide Nashville, Tenn. -- Yamaha Entertainment Group announced the addition of multi-Platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer Ben Folds to the global family of distinguished Yamaha Piano Artists. Yamaha will support and help serve the needs of Folds, who plays a variety of Yamaha Acoustic Grand Pianos, on tour, in the studio and at appearances with piano logistics, promotion and collaboration. “Yamaha builds some of the finest pianos on the market, and I’ve found their artist support to be unparalleled,” said Read more»
  • Oct 07, 2014
    A Nashville-area businessman has agreed to purchase and preserve a historic recording studio in the heart of the city’s Music Row neighborhood that had been planned for demolition, a potential outcome that had sparked a broader movement to protect other musical landmarks in a place that proudly bills itself as “Music City.” The $5.6 million sale agreement was announced by Bravo Development, which owns the building that houses RCA Studio A, a 49-year-old recording room that has hosted artists including Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and B. B. King. ...Bravo reached a “sale-purchase” agreement with Read more»
  • Sep 09, 2014
    “How ‘bout my band tonight?” Ben Folds asked the audience, gesturing behind him to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. ...When Folds and the Phil got more experimental, the results were occasionally thrilling. “Narcolepsy,” one of the oddest tracks from his early catalog with the Ben Folds Five, swelled to a cacophonous climax. For his latest work, a classical piece called “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra,” Folds reached inside his Steinway to pluck the strings while grandiose, Tchaikovsky-like surges of strings and horns swirled behind him. Ever the wiseass, Folds concluded his brief set with a Read more»
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