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MHOF Has New Home in Nashville

When the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Nashville, Tennessee, in June 2006, the founders wanted to honor, not only celebrity-status musicians, but also session musicians who form the backbone of the recording industry, but are often overlooked and unacknowledged. The Musicians Hall of Fame (MHOF) honors all musicians, irrespective of what instrument they play or what genre their music is classified under. Having grown and developed over the years, the MHOF recently moved into a new home which has been renamed as the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

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Visit New York's Music Museums

Music lovers in New York City can choose from a number of interesting museums dedicated to various aspects of music that they can visit, including the ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC), the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum, the Louis Armstrong House, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and the Rose Museum at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall. Further afield in New York State is the Bethel Wood Center for the Arts, located at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival, as well as the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum located at Bolton Landing in Warren County.

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Music and Vicarious Emotions

A recent study by Japanese researchers, published by Frontiers in Psychology, reveals that listening to sad music can, and often does, invoke positive emotions. These findings would seem to go against the grain, particularly for anyone who has been dumped and spent hours listening to classic breakup songs. The study set out to discover why we listen to sad music if it makes us sad. What's the payoff?

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Join OMA's 24-Hour Party

With the O Music Awards set to take place on June 19, 2013, music lovers can look forward to a 24-hour party with the entertainment lineup featuring more than 50 bands, including a host of today's hottest artists and stars of the future. In 2012 MTV’s O Music Awards (OMA) and The Flaming Lips set a Guinness World Record for the most live performances in 24 hours with a road trip that included Memphis, Clarksdale, Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. This year the festivities include a drum-a-thon, kicked off by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of Roots, and a competition to "Make a Band Famous".

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Support Record Store Day 2013

Celebrated on the third Saturday of April each year, Record Store Day will take place on 20 April 2013, with thousands of independent record stores participating worldwide, bringing together artists and fans in a series of entertaining events. This annual event offers the opportunity for artists to meet and greet fans and fans to mingle with some of their favorite artists. The occasion is marked by the release of special limited edition vinyl and CD albums, as well as a variety of unique promotional items as mementos of Record Store Day 2013, with some venues featuring special appearances and performances.

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