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  • Hamasyan has just released A Fable, a solo set that sounds more like an Avishai Cohen session than a piano virtuoso's showcase – with just one jazz tune alongside a tracklist of folk-melody originals or adaptations influenced by the poetry and music of his childhood in Armenia.

    This week's new live music

  • By measuring the pressure, speed and angle of the virtuoso's performance it can interpret his mood and engage with it, producing extraordinary new sounds.

    The MIT factor: celebrating 150 years of maverick genius

  • With hundreds of tracks to collect, discover the beauty of "When You Are Near," from the virtuoso's 1966 Happenings.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 126

  • Later, Kathy's supervisor takes her aside and informs her that her on-the-job performance shows off a vibrant intelligence, demonstrates a virtuoso's exhilarating grasp of all aspects of assembly line socks packaging, and represents nothing less than the reinvention of mainstream American factory production.

    Mark C. Miller: Improve Your Life by Thinking of It as a Movie

  • The Ecuadorian international was bought from Wigan Athletic for a fee of around £16m in the summer of 2009 as a straight replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo – and the term is appropriate, since Valencia does not pretend to possess the Portuguese virtuoso's range of tricks or his gift for innovation.

    Antonio Valencia's injury leaves Manchester United lacking options

  • One luckless Irishman, Patsy Fagan, had a nervous breakdown on TV, his cue violently thrusting back and forth like a virtuoso's bow, unable to strike the cue ball in front of a national audience filled with silent pity.

    Alan Black: Snookered: The Death of Hurricane Higgins

  • A former roadie's claim that rock legend Jimi Hendrix was murdered by a former manager was given some validation by the doctor who attempted to save the guitar virtuoso's life that night.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Jimi Hendrix's Doctor Agrees He Could Have Been Murdered

  • "Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story" by Mr. Lang with David Ritz (Spiegel & Grau) expresses the virtuoso's goal of being "number one," a ranking that makes sense only in sports or totalitarian governments.

    Why Yundi Li Got Cut

  • Walpole's reversal of fiction and truth with his first counterfeit preface to The Castle of Otranto, his "toying" with a "virtuoso's trade" is suggestive of the illegitimacy in which Mathias viewed Walpole's literary incursion. 8

    Haunted Britain in the 1970s

  • Google seems to have successfully exemplified the virtuoso's idea with its Spartan homepage and austere text ads, usually consisting of a green-colored link and a sentence or two.

    Schmidt's Google To Deliver Click-To-Play Video Ads


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