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rrhflogoThe following artists were inducted this month into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: 
Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro, The Small Faces/Faces, Beastie Boys, The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters, The Comets, The Blue Caps, The Miracles, and Freddie King.  (Click on artist/group name for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame background information.)

For book, DVD's and CD's covering the 25th anniversary of the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (1986-2010), click on covers below.

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From PCMAG.COM, by Jamie Lendino, February 1, 2012...

Why Your MP3s Sound Bad: High-Resolution Audio Explained


irishSee World Music - Europe - Ireland in our Adult Music CD Collection on the Main Floor for recordings by Altan, Baltimore Consort, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, Chieftans, Clancy Brothers, Daniel O'Donnell, Dubliners, Irish Tenors, James Galway, John Doyle, John McCormack, Loreena McKennit, Maura O'Connell, Patrick Ball, and others.  Browse titles available in the CD Bins, or check the catalog, Quick Search - Subject Keyword(s), folk music ireland.


For sheet music and visual performances, click on covers below for availability and location.

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The original bracket was comprised of the 32 most recent songs to top the Hot 100 chart.  Vote for your favorites.  Brackets include Adele's Set Fire to the Rain against Raise Your Glass by Pink.  And...  B.O.B. featuring Bruno Mars on Nothing On You against Lady Gaga's Born This Way.  See original bracket and winner...


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Anne & Rob Burns as A Reasonable Facsimile

Sunday, March 11, 3:00 p.m.

On period style recorder, flute, viola da gamba, guitar, fife and drum, Anne and Rob play music and tell about the instruments and music of the early settlements in the Great Lakes and Canada (circa 1600 - 1800).  See A Reasonable Facsimile for more information about Anne & Rob.

Rhapsody is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Check out the best in Music Albums as recognized by the The Recording Academy for their February 12, 2012, awards show.  See our "Grammy Nominated Albums" List (CD's in the library collection), and other Music Lists for your borrowing pleasure. 

Nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

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Colorful costumes, compelling guitar music and intricate footwork tell the story of Spain's heritage.

Dancers:  Holly Matthews & Michelle Millman
Guitarists:  Bill Doub & Arnie Fellman

This program is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.

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Participating in Drummunity created a room full of energy, smiles and rhythm as we all played a variety of percussion instruments under the tutelage of drum circle facilitator Lori Fithian at our Friends-sponsored Rhapsody program, Sunday, January 8.

For more informatio about Lori Fithian & Drummunity, click here.

For Library materials about drum circles & percussion (click on title for availability and location):

The Art and Heart of Drum Circles Christine Stevens DVD
Drum Circle Facilitation: Buidling Community Through Rhythm Arthur Hull Book
Drum Circle Facilitation: Building Community Through Rhythm Arthur Hull DVD
Timpani and Percussion Jeremy Montagy Book
Stomp, Live Luke Cresswell & Steve McNicholas DVD
Drum Circle Various Artists Music CD
Various Drum how-to's See 786.9 in Youth or Adult Non-Fiction  


The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, awarded December 4, 2011, honored (in addition to actress Meryl Streep) singer Barbara Cook, singer Neil Diamond, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  See below for representations of these artists in our music collection.

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance offers a wide range of musical events free and open to the public.  Consider expanding your musical experience.  See their Calendar of Events for more information.


Music Provided by:  The Detroit Handbell Ensemble
Sunday, December 11, 3:00 p.m.


Classical and holiday music performed on five octaves of Handbells & Choirchimes by the Detroit Handbell Ensemble.

Rhapsody is sponsored by Friends of the Library.



Check out the best in Country Music as recognized by the Country Music Association for their 2011 awards show.  See our "Best In Country Music..." List (CD's in the library collection), and other Music Lists for your borrowing pleasure.

grad_capNPR's All Songs Considered music blogger reminisces after dropping his son off at college.  Others write in about the music of their college years.  Enjoy the conversation...