DMX, Juice WRLD, Alanis Morissette Get Spotlight in HBO’s ‘Music Box’ Documentary Series Trailer

HBO is pressing play on “Music Box,” a documentary feature showcase series from Bill Simmons that examines historic and pivotal moments in music.

The movies in the series began airing this past weekend with the debut of “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage.”

Each of the films are helmed by a different director and will run under the “Music Box” banner through late fall. Simmons, longtime sports writer and pop culture commentator, is executive producer through his role as head of The Ringer content banner, which has an overall deal at HBO.

Other titles set for the “Music Box” series

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GarageBand adds all-new Sound Packs from Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, and today’s top music producers

Apple today announced GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS, the most popular music creation app in the world, now helps people unlock even more of their musical creativity with all-new Sound Packs from some of today’s top artists and producers.

GarageBand now includes an expanded Sound Library with Sound Packs from some of today’s top artists and music producers.

For the first time, users can learn the art of remixing right within the app with two all-new Remix Sessions offering step-by-step video instruction and featuring hit songs from Grammy Award-winning artists Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. Musicians can also now create

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The Music Center Launches Summer SoundWaves

Summertime fun continues as The Music Center launches The Music Center’s Summer SoundWaves, a new outdoor music series that will take place on its Jerry Moss Plaza on two Saturday nights, August 21 and September 4, 2021.

Programmed by TMC Arts, Summer SoundWaves will feature two affordable and family-friendly concert performances, offering the sounds of an Angeleno summer and ranging from the musical fusions of Afro-Mexican rhythms to pulsating electronic dance beats. The first event features the quintessential L.A. band Las Cafeteras (August 21, 2021), reinvigorating the roots music of Latinidad with a modern thrust. The Music Center performance for

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Brit Floyd at the Rose Music Center on July 31

Q: How has life been for you and the group this past year?

A: Well, obviously, the last 18 months has been a challenging time for everybody. We’ve not played a concert since March of last year. We were actually two weeks into a U.S. tour and it had to abruptly come to a halt. We’ve all been in our various homes since then, waiting for it to be possible to tour again. Fortunately, that time has come and we’ll be reconvening in the U.S. next week to start the tour.

Q: As a touring musician, what was it like

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Behind the Music, Watch the Sound and Music on TV After MTV

Behind the Music is back, and this time it’s uncanny. The fundamental strangeness of the revival, debuting July 29 on Paramount+, hit me around seven minutes into a series premiere devoted to Ricky Martin—an extremely worthy subject who was originally profiled by the show in 2000 and then saw his episode updated 11 years later, not long after he came out as gay. The premiere features a clip from that 2011 version in which Martin looks back on his youth in Latin-pop boy band Menudo and muses: “When you’re 12 years old and you’re in front of 200,000 people, and

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‘Music is a worldwide language that we all speak’

At schools, libraries, and museums, the folks behind The Musary present an assortment of musical instruments for young people to see and hear for themselves. These “playgrounds” — as the organization calls them — are designed to get kids’ hands on a pair of drumsticks, or a violin, or even a bagpipe, and maybe discover a new passion.

There have been no musical instrument playgrounds since the pandemic began. So Tom Jones, The Musary’s executive director, began looking for ways to spread the gospel of music education online.

That led to the Hamilton group’s partnership with another local nonprofit, Medford-based

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