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Woman dies, another in coma after Stereosonic music festival

Posted November 29, 2015 06:27:27

Map: Sydney 2000

A woman has died and yet another is in an induced coma in hospital following going to an electronic music festival in Sydney, exactly where almost 70 others have been charged with drug offences.

Police said a 25-year-old was taken from the Stereosonic music festival to Concord Hospital where she later died. The exact circumstances of her death are not but recognized.

A 22-year-old is in a crucial situation in Westmead Hospital.

An additional 69 individuals have been charged with the supply and possession of drugs although 23 others had been issued with cannabis cautions.

Officers mentioned they had warned individuals at the festival about the dangers of drug use.

Police stated the quantity of arrests was alarming and that they were disappointed with the behaviour of numerous of the 50,000 men and women who have been at the occasion at Sydney Olympic Park.

Police said they had mounted a major operation in a bid to ensure the festival was a protected and secure event.


Topics: drugs-and-substance-abuse, neighborhood-and-society, sydney-2000

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Private collection of 130 guitars donated to Tasmanian music school

Updated November 25, 2015 16:03:27

Dr Glen Hodges plays a 1920s Hammond guitar Photo: Dr Glen Hodges plays a 1920s Hammond guitar. (ABC News: Gregor Salmon)
Map: Hobart 7000

Students and staff at Tasmania’s Conservatorium of Music are in guitar heaven after a benefactor donated 130 instruments for them to maintain and play.

Two years ago, an anonymous donor expressed interest in bequeathing the bulk of his private collection to the college.

But recently he decided to make excellent on the offer you whilst he was alive to see it enjoyed.

The guitars are all steel-string acoustics varying broadly in age, style and worth.

Dr Glen Hodges, the conservatorium’s deputy head of music and head of contemporary guitar, mentioned the arrival of such a enormous quiver of axes was overwhelming.

The school’s employees, 30-odd guitar students and about 20 song-writing students are all itching to get their hands on the instruments.

About 130 guitars were donated to the UTAS Conservatorium of Music Photo: About 130 guitars had been donated to the UTAS Conservatorium of Music. (ABC News: Gregor Salmon)

“We’re totally blown away,” he stated.

“The location is buzzing. Students are very keen to attempt them out.

“To realise somebody spent so numerous years collecting these [and] is ready to hand them over for a person else to get pleasure from.

“It really is fairly amazing.”

Prior to the students get to strum their stuff on the new instruments, the sound engineers and employees spent two days evaluating the collection and picking which instruments would be set aside for overall performance and recording purposes.

“It really is been incredibly hard,” Dr Hodges mentioned.

Detail of pearl inlay on guitar donated to Tasmania's Conservatorium of Music. Photo: Detail of pearl inlay on a guitar donated by the benefactor. (ABC News: Gregor Salmon)

“There is a variety of named instruments like the Guilds and Martins, and some other people which absolutely everyone recognises but there is some good one-off, hand-created luthier instruments that are exclusive and exquisite each in make and in sound.”

The shining light of the stellar collection is not the most pricey, beautifully produced or effectively recognized: it is a inexpensive old 1920s piece that appears like it could have been plucked from the arms of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson.

“It mightn’t get a second look in a second-hand shop but every studio engineer in this conservatorium has picked it very first to be in the collection for the recording studio,” Dr Hodges mentioned.

Currently overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of instruments to choose from, the musicians can anticipate to have even a lot more at their disposal.

The donor has already promised to top up his present with yet another 40 guitars, which will make selecting a favourite all the far more hard.

Guitar student Benjamin Pasanen Photo: Guitar student Benjamin Pasanen takes his choose from the collection. (ABC News: Gregor Salmon)

Topics: music, hobart-7000

First posted November 25, 2015 15:59:08

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Winner of the 2015 American Music Awards

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of winners of the 2015 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles:

— New artist: Sam Hunt

— Female artist, pop/rock: Ariana Grande

— Duo or group, pop-rock: One Path

— Album, pop/rock: “1989,” Taylor Swift

— Male artist, country: Luke Bryan

— Duo or group, country: Florida Georgia Line

— Album, country: “Anything Goes,” Florida Georgia Line

— Album, rap/hip-hop: “The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj

— Female artist, soul/R&ampB: Rihanna

— Album, soul/R&ampB: “Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd

— Artist, adult contemporary: Taylor Swift

— Artist, Latin: Enrique Iglesias

— Artist, electronic dance music: Calvin Harris

— Soundtrack: “Pitch Perfect 2”

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