Music 4 Life center plans didjeridu classes
The Georgia-born singer likes to start off country but emphatically refuses to stay there. ( Josh Sisk / For The Washington Post ) – Billy Currington ranged as far afield as The Jeffersons theme song and Robin Thickes Blurred Lines. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas By the close of his 80-minute set at the Fillmore on Friday night, Currington and his versatile, energetic quintet had unearthed the Jeffersons TV theme song Movin On Up and, with stabs at Robin Thickes Blurred Lines and Daft Punks Get Lucky , turned the Silver Spring rock hall into a beat-heavy nightclub. Which is hardly to say that he held back the hard stuff. After opening with the happy-go-lucky I Got a Feelin , Currington dug into the honky-tonk rockers I Wanna Be a Hillbilly and Thats How Country Boys Roll . The traditional-sounding country-western ballad Pretty Good at Drinkin Beer and the mid-tempo Love Done Gone , with its charming Neil Diamondesque ba-bada singalong hook, lifted spirits even higher. It was at this point that Currington introduced the audience to his real-live chocolate labrador retriever, Paco the honorary subject of the mock-misogynistic Like My Dog (He dont get mad at me and throw a major fit / When I say his sister is a bitch / I want you to love me like my dog does, baby / When I come home, want you to just go crazy). Currington escaped the doghouse with a pair of heartfelt ballads: Let Me Down Easy and Dont. Indeed its easy to picture Currington having attempted to rise up the ranks of modern R&B singers. Occasionally, though, Curringtons expansive range led him too far afield. The slick pulsating pop of Hey Girl and We Are Tonight (the title track of his recently dropped new album) sounded forced and flat on Friday. Yet no matter how strenuously he stretches his repertoire, Currington remains centered in songs like Good Directions and People Are Crazy , the latter a worthy contribution to county musics corpus of wisdom literature: God is great, beer is good and people are crazy. Galupo is a freelance writer.
He felt it was beneath him. He wanted to play serious music. The kids, of course, made fun of the prim and dandified Jenks. In 1910 Jenks enrolled in Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia to study music. Two years later he was forced by his father to leave college in order to accompany the Jenkins Band to London, where it was a featured act at the Anglo-American Expo . When the Expo came to an abrupt close, due to the outbreak of World War I, Jenks convinced his father to pay his tuition to the Royal Academy of London. For seven years Jenks excelled in his studies, winning awards for composition, and becoming a master in several instruments. During his time at the Academy he composed Charlestonia: A Rhapsody. After graduation he moved to Paris where he became one of the most sought after musicians in the most popular Parisian nightclubs. Paris was jazz mad in the 1920s and for several years Jenks embraced the glamorous, hedonistic life of Paris. However, in 1925 he began to compose an opera, Afram and expanded and orchestrated Charlestonia: A Rhapsody which he conducted successfully in Belgium with a full orchestra. In July 1926, he was admitted to a Parisian hospital for appendicitis. He contracted pneumonia and died on September 12, 1926, cutting short the career of a promising young black composer. He is buried at the Humane Friendly Cemetery in Charleston, SC. TOMMY BENFORD Born April 19, 1905, Charleston, West Virginia. Died March 24, 1994, Mount Vernon, New York.
The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 uses the same formula thats becoming his musical trademark the trance-inducing grooves and futuristic electronic beats helmed by Timbaland and Timberlake, who co-wrote each song. Unfortunately it doesnt feel new. Like FutureSex and the first 20/20 album, the songs on 2 of 2 are long, but they arent as entertaining or as cohesive as his first effort. Some tracks sound like leftovers from past recording sessions, and dare we say it actually drag on. The album starts on the wrong note with Gimme What I Dont Know (I Want) and the nine-minute True Blood, both up-tempo songs that lack that Timberlake-esque spark and swag. The lead single, the disco number Take Back the Night, might be good for mere mortal pop stars, but compared to Timberlakes own lofty standards, disappoints. A better choice would have been the Drake-assisted Cabaret, which is smooth and has an addictive hook. Not all of 2 of 2 should be dismissed: You Got It On is soft slow jam listen and youll feel like youre on a cloud. And the midtempo Drink You Away is the discs most adventurous offering. It doesnt sound like anything else on the album: Its guitar driven with a strong backbeat, with a raw quality that makes it a bit indescribable and exhilarating. The multitalented Timberlake, one of a few who could get away with releasing two albums in a year (were still mad at One Direction for trying that that), is releasing dense music when most Top 40 listeners have short attention spans. The album runs 74 minutes, and the average song is six minutes. Thats not to say Timberlake shouldnt challenge listeners with his music he did it magically with the electro-pop flavor of FutureSex before dance music made its comeback, and 20/20 did not conform to radio standards either.
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Compared to a control group, patients who played the didjeridu reported less daytime sleepiness and a lower apnea-hypopnea index. Patients partners also reported fewer sleep disturbances. Burkhardt was curious and decided to conduct his own experiment. He played his didjeridu that night and went to sleep without telling Pinkerton about the study. He didnt mention anything, Pinkerton said. He just woke up the next morning and asked me if he snored that night, and I told him no. Burkhardt has been playing the didjeridu regularly for the last six weeks and said he continues to see improvement with his snoring. Its like any exercise. You have to keep at it or your muscles weaken, he said. If I dont play for a day, (my wife) knows because Ill snore more. The didjeridu was developed by the Aboriginals of Australia who used tree trunks hollowed out by termites, according to instructor Rick Dusek. The Aborigines call it a yidaki, he said, but when the settlers came, they saw an Aborigine playing one and called it a didjeridu because thats the sound it was making. Dusek is scheduled to teach a different topic each class, such as various sounds, beats and breathing techniques. Most people try to play it like a trumpet, and thats wrong, he said. You have to pretend youre a little kid with a toy boat in a bathtub. Each class costs $10. Health club members play free. A limited number of didjeridus are will be available based on reservations. Monthly Music 4 Life memberships are available for $20 and include free access to a variety of music classes.