WordPress 5.3 Released Today: Top 20 New Features and Improvements

WordPress 5.3 slated for release today, November 12, 2019. This enhancement-focused update introduces over 150 new features and improvements. Here are the top 20.

Source: WordPress 5.3 Overview: Top 20 New Features and Improvements

Review: ‘Akhnaten’ Puts You on Philip Glass Time – The New York Times

A Philip Glass opera at the Metropolitan Opera House is an event to celebrate and savor. It has been on my bucket list for years to see a Philip Glass opera performed at the Met. One of my major live music regrets is never witnessing the lavish production of “Satyagraha”.

Good fortune shines upon those who wait because The Met: Live in HD broadcast of Philip Glass’s opera “Akhnaten” will be available at the local IMAX Cinema LIVE on November 23rd (Encore: December 3rd). This saves the trip into New York City and all the other related logistics and expenses.

A 1984 work has its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in a spellbinding production, starring Anthony Roth Costanzo.

Source: Review: ‘Akhnaten’ Puts You on Philip Glass Time – The New York Times

Deezer Study, ‘Recommended Daily Allowance’ for Music

Deezer continues to impress with their efforts in cloud music. Try giving yourself anywhere from 5-78 minutes of music a day to improve your happiness and well-being.

NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY REVEALS THE ‘RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE’ FOR MUSIC

Source: One Music Serving a Day Keeps the Blues Away – Deezer Press

Chicago Blues: Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield

Chicago Blues
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Judy Black Memorial

Are you a Chicago blues enthusiast living in Connecticut? You may be interested in a free music event that will highlight Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield’s influences on blues rock. Born in Chicago is a smart agenda featuring a blues book signing, film clip viewing, and a panel discussion experience.

The Chicago blues info-session is scheduled for Saturday, November 16th from 5-7 p.m.. It will be held at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington, Connecticut.

Noteworthy Participants

Larry Milburn happens to be Michael Bloomfield’s cousin. He is a filmmaker who also produces a regular podcast, “Roadie Free Radio“. The podcasts highlight the roadie’s role as the backbone of live music before, during, and after performances. Larry will lead the Chicago blues panel discussion with David Dann, Author and Sandy Warren, Producer.

Chicago Blues Guitarist

David Dann has written a book, “Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues” just published by University of Texas Press. The comprehensive biography of the late, great Michael Bloomfield brings to life a dazzling electric-guitar virtuoso who transformed rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and made a lasting impact on the blues genre.

David will be selling and signing this blues book at the event. Guitar King is a methodical, well researched history publication. Encyclopedic in scope it is a compelling addition to any blues music reader’s bookshelf.

Hint: Orders can be placed online with the publisher directly (see book link above). Use the code DDANN at checkout to save 40% and get FREE shipping. Offer is valid until December 31, 2019.

Sandy Warren is the producer of the authoritative blues documentary “Horn from the Heart, The Paul Butterfield Story“. The film tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest harmonica player of all time. I’ve seen this film and recommend it strongly.

Chicago Blues Album
Chicago Blues Album

A Conversation Between Michael Dorf and Peter Shapiro

Interested in gaining valuable insight about the concert business from two of its leading national promoters?

Peter Shapiro owns The Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre in Portchester, NY, and Relix Magazine. He is Chairman of Head Count, the non-profit organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy, with a focus on registering voters at live music events

Michael Dorf owns the City Winery. His new book, Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World shares tales of three decades of entrepreneurial business experience.

I’m betting they have very interesting backstage stories to share 😉

Event

A Conversation Between Michael Dorf and Peter Shapiro
October 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT
ROOM C95, 238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

Tickets are free while they last. Register via the link below.

Source: Michael Dorf and Peter Shapiro | MichaelDorfPresents

What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work? – Pocket-Lint

Sony has been busy this month with several 360 Reality Audio strategic announcements. This article does not reference the Sony Xperia 1 smartphone product announcement (10/22). Sony just announced an addition to their XPERIA line specifically for 360 Reality Audio and Headphone Connect (see previous link).

This Pocket-Lint article provides one of the better explanations I have read as to how the technology operates and functions.

I hope to gain further in-depth knowledge from projected product demonstrations at Sony Square in New York City next week. Look for a Sony 360 Reality Audio analysis update (barring any unseen schedule conflicts) soon.

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Sony has just announced its latest audio innovation.It’s called Sony 360 Reality Audio. A bit of a mouthful, right? Read on to find out everything you

Source: What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work? – Pocket-l

ECM Records at 50

The year 1969 continues to prove it is the foundation year for music in various genres. Jazz at Lincoln Center, the seat of jazz in the US is hosting a two day tribute to ECM Records 50th anniversary.

What To Expect•An all-star lineup of groundbreaking, award-winning artists in contemporary creative and improvised music.

Source: ECM Records at 50