First Full-Length Trailer for Disney’s “The Lion King” Is Released

April 11, 2019

Disney has released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming live action “Lion King” movie, which is expected to smash box office records with an all-star cast. Scar, the villain voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor, narrates the powerful trailer, which gives fans the first up-close look at the CGI magic used to bring the animal kingdom to life. The film is set to premiere on July 19 – 25 years after the original film was released.

Hans Zimmer’s iconic score elevates the trailer, which features realistic-looking lions, hyenas, birds and waterfalls.

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2019 Grammy Music Educator Award Finalists Revealed

December 12, 2018

On Wednesday, “CBS This Morning,” revealed the 10 music teachers who have been selected by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum as finalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award. Selected from more than 2,800 initial nominations from all 50 states, these teachers are being recognized for making a lasting impact on students and music education. The winner will be announced during Grammy Week 2019.

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Meet Jaap Van Zweden, the New Maestro of the New York Philharmonic

October 31, 2018

This fall marks the 177th season of a renowned American institution: the New York Philharmonic. It was the first symphony orchestra in North America, and is considered one of the finest in the world. Its conductors have included legends, Arturo Toscanini, Gustav Mahler and the most famous ever American maestro, Leonard Bernstein. So when its most recent conductor Alan Gilbert announced he would be departing, the world of classical music was abuzz. Who would be chosen to fill the most coveted orchestra post in the country?

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Grammy Music Educator Award 2019: Semifinalists Revealed

October 10, 2018

First on “CBS This Morning,” we’re revealing the 25 music teachers from across 16 states who were selected as the semifinalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. Selected from more than 2,800 initial nominations, these teachers are being recognized for making a lasting impact on students and music education. The winner will be announced during Grammy Week 2019.

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Former Students Surprise Music Teacher Who Changed Their Lives

July 17, 2018

For 30 years, high school music teacher Robert Moore directed one of the greatest high school choral groups in the country, the Ponca City Chorale or Ponca City, Oklahoma.

From across America and three foreign countries, nearly 300 of Robert Moore’s former students returned to tell Mr. Moore the huge difference he made in their lives. To repay their debt of gratitude, the students rented out the old Poncan Theater and put on one last show for their mentor.

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Music of the Streets: New York City’s Public Pianos

June 4, 2018

Spring is in full bloom, and in New York there’s something else in the air: In parks and gardens, on boardwalks and street-corners, pianos are popping up like wildflowers. They’re the work of a group called Sing For Hope, which has placed hundreds of pianos all over the city.

Zamora and Monica Yunus, the organization’s founders, say it’s about more than music. “What we are trying to do at Sing For Hope is give people opportunities to connect with people,” said Yunus.

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2018 ACM Awards List of Winners

April 16, 2018

At last night’s 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, artists gathered at the Garden Arena at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to celebrate their industry and each other’s achievements. The show marked an emotional time for country music as artists returned to the city six months after a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Oct. 2017 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But country musicians vowed to look forward and celebrate the healing power of music at the show.

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