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Chuck Berry, revolutionary guitarist-songwriter, dead at 90

Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at 90, was one of the architects of rock ’n’ roll, as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. More than any artist of the 1950s, his songs exploded with imagery that saw rock ’n’ roll not just as a fad but as the future — a vision of freedom that transcended generation and race.

Berry’s opening solo on “Johnny B. Goode” blared reveille for subsequent generations of rockers. Every rock guitarist since is in his debt. In addition, Berry wrote and sang at least two dozen rock ’n’ roll classics, including “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Back in the U.S.A.,” many of them recorded at Chicago’s Chess Studios in the 1950s and ’60s and later covered by countless artists, including the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones.


Preucil School of Music

Preucil School of MusicThe Preucil School of Music, established in 1975, is internationally known for excellence. We offer a wide range of Suzuki method-based Instrument Lessons, group classes, orchestras, and chamber music for all ages; an arts-based Preschool for children from three to five years old; and Music Together® classes for children from newborn to four years old and their parents.

Our Mission

Suzuki training is life training.

Mission Statement
The Preucil School of Music seeks to provide excellence in music and early childhood education based on the Suzuki philosophy of instruction.

The Preucil School of Music is dedicated to the development of ability in all children. We teach according to the philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, who has proven that particular talents are not inborn, and that all children can develop their abilities in music and other areas to a high level if they learn in the manner that they learned to speak their "mother tongue."

The Preucil School offers excellence in early childhood education and music instruction for students of all ages in a caring, nurturing environment. It helps parents and children to share in the learning process, serves as a center for involvement in varied early childhood and musical activities, and attempts to create a rich musical and educational environment in the community.

The Preucil School believes music training is life training, of equal importance to all children regardless of economic status. It aims to keep tuition affordable, and offers aid to those students in need of assistance who demonstrate a desire to learn.

Main Campus

524 N. Johnson St.
Iowa City, IA 52245

North Campus

2916 Northgate Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245

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David Cassidy, dementia and his tragic family history

The former teen idol and “Partridge Family” actor watched his grandfather struggle with dementia and his mother “disappear” from it as well. On Monday, Cassidy acknowledged that he, too, is struggling with the disorder in an interview with People.

“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he told the magazine.


7 Biggest Jaw-Droppers at the 2017 Grammys | E! News

We already knew going in that the 2017 Grammy Awards were going to ultimately amount to a showdown between Beyoncé and Adele—facing off as they were in four categories, including Album and Record of the Year.

But while we expected memorable moments from both, we didn't predict quite as much as excitement as was dished out by the two singers all on their own.

In what proved to be a night to remember on so many levels, from the performances to the wins (and losses) to host James Corden's deft, enthusiastic job behind the wheel (at one point quite literally), a number of things moved us every which way.


Katy Perry Debuts New Single 'Chained to the Rhythm' With Bizarre Lyric Video

After hinting at it for several days, Katy Perry has given fans some new music, and a surreal lyric video to go along with it.

The catchy, sonically up-beat synth-pop single "Chained to the Rhythm," featuring Bob Marley's grandson, Skip Marley, was released late Thursday evening and came with a lyric video that plays off the viral trend of people cooking tiny meals in miniature homes.

And also, there’s a rodent.


Mariah Carey has NYE performance fiasco | Fox News

Singer Mariah Carey performed on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on Saturday night and it was not as anyone expected.

The singer had been assigned to perform two of her hit songs, “Emotions” and “We Belong Together”, but was instead a big flop.

During one of the songs something went terribly awry, making it seem as though the Grammy award winner didn’t know her own lyrics.


George Michael, Pop Superstar, Has Died at 53 - The New York Times

George Michael, the creamy-voiced English songwriter who sold tens of millions of albums as a member of the duo Wham! and on his own, was found dead on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53.

A police statement said: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2 p.m. Christmas Day. Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.”

Mr. Michael’s manager, Michael Lippman, told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr. Michael had died of heart failure “in bed, lying peacefully.”


Taylor Swift Is Writing New Music About Exes Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris (But Don't Expect Any Scathing Revenge Anthems) | E! News

Taylor Swift 's breakup ballads have undoubtedly mended more than a few broken hearts over the years, and her sixth studio album might just continue that trend. 

An insider reveals to E! News exclusively that the pop music sensation is back in the studio working on new music, and she's already written songs about exes Tom Hiddlestonand Calvin Harris. Surprising? Not completely. Exciting? Um, yes! 

There's always a chance the tracks won't make it on the record's final edit, but fingers crossed that music lovers everywhere will finally hear some insight into Taylor's side of the story. The "Shake It Off" songstress and Hiddleston split in early September after a brief, whirlwind romance in the public eye. Swift previously dated Harris for about a year and a half, ultimately calling it quits in June. 


Lady Gaga New Album Fashion Style Best Outfit Photos

October 21 was a day and a half. It felt like homecoming, to be honest. After three years of waiting (and defending) the Haus of Gaga, our reigning queen finally crossed the moat of screaming Little Monsters and delivered us a new album. With it, she brought a homegrown sound and style that signaled a complete and total return to form. Yup, we're talking about those country vibes no one saw coming.

Before deciding whether you're a fan or not, it's helpful to separate The Lady from The Gaga. It may be hard to believe, but it's been eight years since we first learned what a disco stick was. An egg, a lobster, and 40 pounds of meat with its own Wikipedia page later, her style has run the gamut of an all-you-can-eat buffet to a refined menu. And because of that, she's really the only artist in the game who has literally tried anything once.

When she released Artpop, her second No. 1 album, the world saw even the most loyal of fans turn on her. Like every other piece of work she'd come out with, Artpop introduced a bevy of new looks that, while still outrageous, were a bit more minimalist (for Gaga, at least). She still wrote her own lyrics, directed her own stupendous music videos, and stomped on the piano with her right foot every time she sat down to play. Yet, critics ripped her to shreds, calling it "Artflop"; sales dipped as far as 82%. The whole project might have been too highbrow, sure, but, in our opinion, at least, her style was stronger than ever.