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The Crooked Road Receives D’Addario Foundation Grant for Traditional Music Education

The Crooked Road D'Addario FoundationAbingdon, VA -- The D’Addario Foundation recently announced that The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail will receive a $2,000 grant to support traditional music education in Southwest Virginia. The Crooked Road’s Traditional Music Education Program Phase 2, builds upon findings from the program rollout—generating more after-school programs, school assembly programs, and performance opportunities for the region’s youth while strengthening the educational foundation through curricular material distribution, teacher training workshops, and a teacher re-certification course serving a 19-county region of rural Southwest Virginia. The grant will assist with instructor contracts for four new after-school Crooked Road/JAM traditional music programs: FloydJAMS, WiseJAMS – Coeburn/St. Paul, WiseJAMS – Big Stone Gap/Appalachia , and Dickenson County JAMS.

D'Addario, Swing House Studios Announce 'Play Your Way to Austin' Contest

Play Your Way to AustinFarmingdale, NY -- Calling all Bands! D'Addario & Swing House Studios want you to enter for the chance to win the "Play Your Way to Austin" contest to perform at the showcase during Austin's top music festival! D'Addario and Swing House are offering bands and acoustic acts this opportunity to enter exclusively through the D'Addario & Planet Waves Facebook Page from January 9th through February 9th, 2012.

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