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Grande performs during the 2024 Met Gala on May 6, 2024, in New York City. Kevin Mazur/MG24 via Getty Images

The science behind Ariana Grande’s vocal metamorphosis

Grande left her fans confused and concerned when her voice drastically changed during a podcast episode. But there was a method to the singer’s modulation.
‘The Shepherd of the Hills’ has been running for 63 years and is the most performed outdoor drama in the U.S. Terra Fondriest/The Washington Post via Getty Images

What live theater can learn from Branson, Missouri

Comedians like Stephen Colbert might mock the entertainment mecca, but live theater is in too much of a crisis to dismiss the town’s formula of spectacle meets story.
Country singer Adley Stump, a former contestant on NBC’s hit reality show ‘The Voice,’ performs at an Air Force base in Washington state. Joint Base Lewis McChord/flickr

Reality TV show contestants are more like unpaid interns than Hollywood stars

With the TV writers and actors strikes leaving networks with little scripted content, the fall 2023 lineup will be saturated with low-cost reality TV shows like ‘The Voice.’
Sir Elton John performed a two-hour headline set at the Glastonbury festival at the age of 76. Adam Vaughan/ EPA

Why our voices change as we get older

Every part of the body ages, including the vocal cords. But there are some things you can do to reduce the impact on your voice.
Because of the demanding ways in which they use their voices, performers have increased risks of voice injuries. Canadian singer Michael Bublé underwent vocal cord surgery in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Keeping injured voices hush-hush: Why professional singers and actors often don’t seek treatment for vocal illness

Singers and actors are more likely to have voice injuries, but less likely to report them or seek treatment due to stigma and fears that it may affect their career.
Blob Opera, developed by Google and AI artist David Li, lets students manipulate a soprano, alto, tenor and bass quartet of blobs. (YoutTube/Google Arts & Culture)

Teaching music online in the pandemic has yielded creative surprises, like mixing ‘Blob Opera’ and beatboxing

From incorporating video-based performances to learning new composition apps, teaching students virtually has forced music educators to learn and share new ways to reach students.

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