It isn’t really an issue whether CD, DVD, and Blu-ray formats are fading to history, there are still many avid fans who want music and video to buy, have and hold. While the mobile fans require streaming audio and video media for use on smartphones, tablets, and for Smart-TV’s at home, there are still qualitative inconsistencies as to the media’s quality.
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People make music through the use of instruments and music software. Hundreds of years of music compositions have been stored graphically in a notation form that allow musicians to see the notes and recreate the original music. Is it possible to use music to help the blind not only see but recreate a spatial perception that might be akin to 3D imaging?
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R&B recording artist Lalah Hathaway will be appearing live at J&R for a special performance and signing of her latest album “Where It All Begins”. Ms. Hathaway’s music career began in 1990 with her self-titled album Lalah Hathaway and has showed no signs of slowing down. A gifted pianist and vocalist, her combination of Jazz, [...]
Donald Cortez Cornelius (1936 – 2012) creator of the long running music / dance show Soul Train was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home early this morning. He was 75. Beginning his career as a radio announcer, “Don” wanted to produce a show akin to American Bandstand geared towards the African-American community.
Musicians and music dealers flock to Anaheim California as NAMM exhibits new products aimed at the music and entertainment markets. The National Association of Music Merchants is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads, and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. The association—and trade shows—serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out [...]
World Series Champion and All-Star Right fielder Nick Swisher has added one more credit to his professional resume – recording artist. Swisher has released his first full-length twelve song kids CD entitled Believe. A portion of the proceeds will be going to Swish’s Wishes, Nick’s charitable foundation which is dedicated to enriching lives and lifting [...]
R&B recording artist Lalah Hathaway — seen here below shopping at J&R Music World’s CD Department on October 19th — is in town for her performance at New York’s Highline Ballroom on October 21st. Ms. Hathaway (daughter of Grammy Award Winner Donny Hathaway), released her new album, Where It All Begins on October 18th. What [...]
Back in May, Rachelle Friedman, co-CEO of J&R Music World and Chairman of NARM, presented Brian Wilson with the 2011 NARM Chairman’s Award. The buzz at the convention was that Brian and the Beach Boys had decided to give Smile to the world, 44 years after its originally planned release. There have been songs, snippets [...]
Mark Lindsay will come to J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, Manhattan, New York, NY Friday, March 19th at 12 noon to autograph a new release of Paul Revere and the Raiders Singles. This 66-song, 3-CD set covers the entire Raiders’ 45 rpm recording career at Columbia Records. Included along with every A and B [...]
Grammy-nominated Trumpeter Christian Scott will celebrate the release of Yesterday You Said Tomorrow at noon March 30, 2010 at J&R Music World, 23 Park Row, Manhattan, New York, NY. The highly anticipated, all-new 10-song collection was recorded at the renowned Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey where legendary Rudy Van Gelder engineered the [...]