The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Returns to the Charts Behind Magnificent 50th Anniversary Reissue

November 19, 2018

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, indeed. The Beatles White Album returned this week to the top 10 on Billboard’s all-genre album sales chart.

The 30-song double album that brought the world “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Blackbird” landed at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 following a 50th anniversary reissue that hit shelves and streaming services Nov. 9. In returning to the charts, Billboard reports the album moved 63,000 units, with 52,000 coming from physical sales.

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5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About the Arts

October 18, 2018

One of the nonprofit organizations I support and volunteer with is Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy and membership organization. AFTA has recently published its latest public opinion survey on the arts entitled Americans Speak Out about the Arts. The report is based on a nationally representative sample of over 3,000 adults, and it updates a similar study that was conducted two years ago.

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Why Back to School Means Back to Basics for Music Education

September 10, 2018

With the new school year upon us, it’s warming to remember the musical highlights of our upbringing — whether it’s singing in a school play, sitting at the piano for the first time, or practicing the recorder in your bedroom. There are lots of statistics that show the benefits of music education, from increased graduation rates to boosted SAT scores. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped public schools across the country from cutting programs and decreasing resources.

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