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Princeton Miles: How Classical Training Influenced an R&B Album

Posted on · Without Beethoven’s Fur Elise, we never would have had Nas’s “I Can.” Billy Joel used Beethoven’s Pathetique in his song “This Night.” Ludacris has sampled from Mozart’s Requiem and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Janet Jackson’s cribbed from Erik Satie. While we don’t typically think about it, the modern music we listen to, play and compose […]

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Singles, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Melding Classical and Hip-Hop: Houston Matters for Friday, July 11, 2014

Posted on · According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Harris County has added 240 thousand residents since just 2010. And many of those new Houstonians (making this one of the fastest-growing communities in the country) are single. And as what constitutes Greater Houston covers a whole lot of territory, we end up with a lot […]