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Musicians: NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest is back!

Tiny Desk ContestNational Public Radio's Tiny Desk Contest has had a major impact on unknown artists. What began as a small idea turned into thousands of videos from musicians in every state in the country, a national tour, two winning artists and two years of pure music-discovery joy. Entries for the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest are due January 29. How to enter:

  • Create a new video that shows you playing one song you've written.
  • Do it the way you'd perform a Tiny Desk concert: at a desk. (Any desk!)
  • Upload your video to YouTube.
  • Fill out the entry form before 11:59 p.m. ET on January 29, 2017.
The winner will play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., appear at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another, and tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas. The contest is open to undiscovered talent; you can't have a current recording contract. You must be at least 21 years old and live in the U.S. to enter. Check out the website for complete rules and requirements. Via: NPR

Remembering Marian McPartland, “Piano Jazz” host

From South Carolina ETV:

Marian McPartland, the host of SC ETV Radio’s national NPR series Piano Jazz, has died. She was 95. She leaves behind an astonishing legacy of over three decades of original interviews and performances with America’s greatest jazz artists. SC ETV Radio’s Director Shari Hutchinson also served as program producer and said this of Marian: “Marian was of course the brilliant artist and beloved icon of Public Radio. I was able to work closely with one of the strongest, most successful, vital, creative women of her time, someone who overcame every obstacle and who pushed through every glass ceiling. I am deeply saddened at her passing, and at the same time profoundly joyful she let me into her life.” ETV Radio will air a special tribute program Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. on the news service and Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m. on the classical service. ETV will air THE BIG PICTURE: MARIAN McPARTLAND, Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m.; and MARIAN McPARTLAND: FIRST LADY OF JAZZ, Monday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit: http://scetv.org/marianmcpartland
Marian McPartland and Dizzy Gillespie Read more about this legend and her life on National Public Radio's website. Image of Marian McPartland and Cheraw native Dizzy Gillespie, courtesy SC ETV Via: South Carolina ETV and National Public Radio