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Updated conference program schedule
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Visit the NATS 52nd National Conference website to view an up-to-date program schedule: More

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Gershwin shows' Tonys fuel plans for a musical
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Winning the Tony Award for best musical revival is great, and it's wonderful to have two popular shows on Broadway that have potentially lucrative national tours starting next year. But for the trustees of George and Ira Gershwin's estates, the sweetest feeling is the satisfaction — they were loath to call it vindication — that their stewardship of the Gershwin brothers' legacy is reaping laurels and dividends after some high-powered criticism. "It's a great feeling," especially after a barrage of criticism last summer, said one of the trustees, Marc G. Gershwin, referring to the storm in the theatrical world in August when Stephen Sondheim criticized the musical adaptation of the Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess" before its out-of-town performances had even begun. More

Stars align for synthetic vocal cord trials
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VideoBriefMega-star singers Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler and Julie Andrews have thrown their support behind ground-breaking research in Boston to produce synthetic vocal cords for people who cannot speak because of disease or injury. The scientists behind the research say they are ready to test the vocal cords on humans in clinical trials, the next step toward giving a voice to the voiceless. More

Sage advice to the class of 2012
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As written by Olivia Giovetti, "Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 2012: Never fall in love with a consumptive. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, avoiding consumptives would be it. The long-term benefits of such avoidance have been documented time and again: It brings you nothing but heartache and medical bills oftentimes not covered by insurance. The rest of my advice is less reliable and more concentrated on specific anecdotes. I will dispense this advice now." More

Singers Workshop: Training with Technology

Join Ingo Titze, Don Miller, Stephen Robertson, Roy Delp and Cynthia Munzer, August 1-4, 2012, for a 4-day singing workshop with "wired" master classes. Melding professional voice and technology, these enhanced techniques will explore in-depth singing instruction, using technology in studio. Presented by NCVS Register at:

Publishers Showcases at NATS 52nd National Conference
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Don't miss the Publisher Showcases at the NATS 52nd National Conference. For more information on the showcases in Orlando, Fla., click here. More

Movie stars who can (and can't) sing, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Sylvester Stallone
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Can Tom Cruise actually sing? For what it's worth, "Rock of Ages" director Adam Shankman says he can (and without Auto-Tune or other electronic fudging). Cruise's rendition of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" has been praised by no less than Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, who was on the set when Cruise performed it. Viewers will find out for themselves whether Cruise can really rock, or whether he belongs on the list of movie actors who stretched too far in trying to impress filmgoers with their golden throats. More

The Contenders: Anjelica Huston connects to her roots on 'Smash'
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Nearly every character on "Smash" belted out a tune at some point during the first season of NBC's backstage musical drama. Still, it came as a surprise when Anjelica Huston made her professional singing debut at age 60 by crooning a tender rendition of Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's 1938 ballad "September Song." From her Venice Beach, Calif., home, Huston notes, "'September Song' is particularly poignant for me because it made my grandfather famous on Broadway in a show called 'Knickerbocker Holiday.' It says so much about how each moment becomes golden and precious with the passage of time." More

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Connect with the NATS 52nd National Conference
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The NATS 52nd National Conference is almost here. NATS has been working hard on new ways for you to stay connected when you join NATS in Orlando, Fla., even if you can't make it this year. Here are a few suggestions to stay connected with the NATS 52nd National Conference. More

Music education benefits many other life studies
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What does a tapping foot, a guitar and exuberant dancing have in common? Surprisingly, these factors equal a great start for better learning, stronger social skills and overall improved self-esteem in children. Music education, both in schools and in private lessons, helps students succeed in many other aspects of life. Performing music is an experience that goes beyond just a performance — it strengthens character, enhances emotions and builds confidence. Additionally, music has been shown to help reduce stress. More

Tracing the trail of musical fathers
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VideoBrief "Morning Edition" music commentator Miles Hoffman has been thinking about a few musical dads and their children. "Leopold Mozart is always a good place to start," Hoffman says, "because we have so many letters from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his father. And we know it was a fraught relationship." Leopold Mozart trained his son, recognizing his genius and touring him all over Europe when the younger Mozart was a child prodigy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart did owe his career to his father. But later, when his father tried to give him advice, Hoffman says, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart resisted. More

 Promoting Your Voice Studio

7 ways to make your small business stand out online
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Fighting for mindshare in a crowded market? It can sometimes feel impossible, right? To stand out, you need to be more present than all the like competitors out there. And you can do it. Whether you're just starting out or you'd like to increase your presence in your market, Small Business Trends takes a look at seven tips to help your small business stand out on the Web. More

Social media on a small business budget
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You see it touted everywhere: social media is the new "it" thing to do in marketing, right? You need to have this wonderful marketing channel in your business strategy, or so say the pundits. But how? You're a small business with very limited resources, so how on earth can you incorporate a social media strategy into what you're already doing when there are so many avenues out there to cover? More

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