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  • Hawaii in New Mexico
    Albuquerque: The place to learn Hawaiian music
    Who would have thought the best place to learn about Hawaiian music in January would be Albuquerque, New Mexico? If you have an interest in Ukulele and Slack Key Guitars you're in luck. On Saturday January 25th Grammy Award winners George...
  • Blackbird launches Clara (part 2)
    Blackbird launches Clara (Part 2)
    Continued from Part 1"Blackbird has spent the better part of a decade developing small, travel-friendly, carbon-fiber instruments that produce a better sound than the finest wooden guitars and ukuleles," said Joe Luttwak, Blackbird's...
  • Blackbird launches Clara, world's first concert-level, plant-fiber composite instrument
    Blackbird launches Clara, world's first concert-level, plant-fiber instrument
    World travelers interested in musical instruments should know that, Blackbird, the San Francisco-based maker of professional-quality acoustic instruments known for its cutting-edge carbon fiber guitars, has released Clara: the world’s first...
  • Tony Pops: Tackling the industry from Boston to Los Angeles
    Tony Pops: Tackling the industry from Boston to Los Angeles
    I had the great pleasure of being introduced to Anthony Papamarkakis, AKA Tony Pops, a couple of months ago through a mutual friend. This talented cat has been doing the music thing for quite some time, starting from his roots in Chicopee,...
  • Mangia, Mangia! Annual Italian Festival just a taste of what’s to come
    Mangia, Mangia! Annual Italian Festival just taste of what’s to come (Video)
    Plan your week around pasta and good times this weekend in Mandarin.Italian cooking and culture have been in Florida almost as long as the Spanish and the French, if you haven’t yet, it’s time to make their acquaintaince.The Italian...
  • SXSW: The Beatles Complete on Ukelele
    SXSW: The Beatles Complete on Ukelele
    Each SXSW has that performer who takes an in-the-box concept and transforms it into an out-of-box masterpiece. The winner this year: Roger Greenawalt, accomplished record producer and creator of The Beatles Complete on Ukelele. What began as...
  • Eddie Vedder Show Rescheduled
    Eddie Vedder Show Rescheduled
    Eddie Vedder's spring tour in support of his solo album, Ukelele Songs, has been rescheduled due to nerve damage in the singers' right arm stemming from a recent back injury. In a statement on the Pearl Jam website manager Kelly Curtis...
  • Seth Rogen with two ukeleles
    Win a ukelele and a song from Seth Rogen
    Currently Seth Rogen is raising money via Crowdrise for the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association because Alzheimer's has touched his life. Right now Rogen is giving away two prizes to a lucky donater, a signed ukelele and...
  • Jake Shimabukuro
    Jake Shimabukuro to play at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
    He is being compared to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis and earning acclaim for completely redefining an instrument. The New York Times raves about his “buoyant musicianship” and “brisk efficiency” and his most recent album...
  • Jenny Dee
    Beatles Complete on Ukelele pays tribute to Black History Month
    The Beatles Complete on Ukelele, the ongoing project to put every Beatles song on ukelele, will honor Black History Month will two special tracks dedicated to the Beatles and the flow of ideas to black culture.The first, which was released Tuesday...
  • The Beatles Complete on Ukelele
    President Obama and Sarah Palin meet the Beatles in ukelele cover of 'Let It Be'
    David Barratt, who is putting a ukelele version of a Beatles song on the web weekly on his website www.thebeatlescompleteonukelele.com, accomplished a bit of a coup this week with the latest addition on Tuesday. It's a version of "Let It...