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Arab-Italian Musician Uses Music to Change Perceptions on Muslims

Omnia Hegazy, a N.Y.C.-based Egyptian-Italian singer, producer, guitarist, songwriter and violinist, is on a mission to change the views on Muslims through her music. Her powerful songwriting has a focus on political freedom and women's rights, particularly from an...

Carnegie Hall, Rock School Scholarship Fund and Casterbridge Music Development Academy Launch Nationwide Search...

By Pauline France Historic music venue Carnegie Hall recently partnered with California-based Rock School Scholarship Fund, and the Casterbridge Music Development Academy in White River, South Africa, to launch a nationwide search across the United States for talented young songwriters,...

Premier Guitar Interviews Bex Marshall

By Pauline France Premier Guitar magazine's June issue features an interview with U.K.-based blues songwriter and guitarist Bex Marshall. Marshall talks about her latest album House of Mercy, (her follow-up release to her 2008 record Kitchen Table), her gear of choice, and...

LeAnn Rimes’ New Album to Feature Jeff Beck

By Pauline France Guitar World magazine recently announced that guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck will be featured on a track on LeAnn Rimes' new album Spitfire, due June 4. The song is a cover of Buddy and Julie Miller's "Gasoline and Matches,"...

How to Get and Keep Your Children Interested in Music

By Pauline France We recently posted an article teaching parents how to choose the right instrument for their kids once they want to learn how to play. But what if they don't want to play? Pennsylvania-based newspaper The Patriot-News recently wrote an...

Random Stars United Arab Emirates’ First All-Girl Rock Band

Random Stars, a quintet of female musicians, is the first all-female band to hail from the United Arab Emirates. The band is made up of Bushra Hassan Al Hashimi on rhythm guitar, Hamda Al Gaithi on lead guitar, Ayesha Salem...

“The Girls in the Band” Shines Light on Female Jazz Players, Sexism in the...

By Pauline France After receiving great praise from moviegoers and a raving review from the New York Times, “The Girls in the Band,” a documentary about racism and sexism in the 1930s and ’40s, is extending its run on the...

Solange Knowles Launches New Record Label

By Pauline France Singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer, businesswoman, and DJ Solange Knowles recently broke the news of her new label. "Super stoked to announce I've started my own label, SAINT RECORDS, where I'll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through...

Mary J. Blige and Bono Help Raise $80 Million for the Robin Hood Foundation

By Pauline France Earlier last week, Mary J. Blige and Bono shared the stage at New York's Jacob Javits Center to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Robin Hood Foundation, which aims to end poverty in New York City. Together they...

Watch Ana Popovic Covering “Can’t You See What You’re Doing To Me”

By Pauline France Blues guitarist Ana Popovic and her band paid tribute to Albert King by covering "Can't You See What You're Doing To Me." Watch the performance below, and visit Popovic's website here. Ana Popovic - Can't You See What You're...