Police: 3 sisters imprisoned in Tucson home, tortured with music
[It could also work with] dance games those types of integrations are all things that we can do because [Sony Music Unlimited] is integrated at the system level.” Xbox One Microsoft offers a “snap” feature that makes it easy to toggle back and forth between your games and apps, including Xbox Music. It’s nicely branded, but it doesn’t do what the PS4 does, which is play the music of your choice in a game without killing the game’s sound effects. “On Xbox One you will be able to play music during other activities, including gameplay, using the Snap feature,” confirmed Microsoft Xbox One spokeswoman Amanda Barry by email. “While you will need to choose between listening to the game sounds and soundtrack or your music, in-game chat will work with both.” So there you have it: If you want to achieve the gaming music fan dream of putting your own music into games, PS4 is the better choice today, and could get even more interesting tomorrow. However, if you go with the Xbox One for other reasons, you’ll at least be able to play your own music while playing, but without the game’s sound effects. Audio Outputs Both boxes have optical audio outputs. That means that, with a single wire, you can get glorious, uncompressed stereo or surround sound out of the console and into your relatively modern sound system or, if you’re a serious audiophile, into your standalone DAC (we like this one because it’s also a portable music player).
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“What the kids are telling us, it was 24-7 either loud music or static,” Villasenor said. Cameras were installed in the girls’ bedrooms, and if it appeared the girls liked the music, they were then exposed to white noise or static, he said. The girls were “extremely dirty” and told police they hadn’t bathed in at least four months, according to the incident report. “They were kept in filthy living conditions and allegedly only being fed once a day,” it said. Investigators also found evidence that they were forced to use their bedroom closets as a bathroom, according to the report. Diaries kept by Ariel Castro’s captives show torment, trauma A reporter during the Wednesday news conference told Villasenor that the girls’ grandmother accused the three of exaggerating their plight, saying the girls were home schooled and not allowed outside because their parents didn’t like the neighborhood. Several pieces of evidence suggest otherwise, the chief said, citing specifically a journal documenting the last 18 months found in the 17-year-old’s satchel.
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Music-based program may boost seniors’ brain function, mood
Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A music-based training program that challenges both the body and the mind may improve brain function and mood among seniors, suggests a new study from Switzerland. “The take-home message is that 6-months of music-based multitask training (i.e., Jaques-Dalcroze eurhythmics) – a specific training regimen which was previously shown to be effective in improving gait and reducing falls – has beneficial effects on cognition and mood in older adults,” Dr. Melany Hars, of Geneva University Hospitals, told Reuters Health in an email. Jacques-Dalcroze eurhythmics was developed in the early part of the 20th century by the Swiss composer Emile Jaques-Dalcroze as a way to better understand music through movement. It is practiced worldwide, particularly in the fields of music, theater, dance and therapy, according to Hars. A typical Jacques-Dalcroze session involves participants adapting their movements to the rhythmic changes of improvised piano music. In Hars’ study, the participants were challenged to perform specific multitasking skills, such as walking to the rhythm of a piano while handling a percussion instrument and responding to changes in the piano’s rhythm.
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Music wrapped up in a bow: 2013 hit collections and boxed sets
“Mrs. Robinson,” “Kodachrome” “Love Me Like a Rock” are some of the omissions). Rather, it should be seen as a compact overview of Simon’s extraordinary career as a songwriter beginning with early S & G iconic folk rock hits “The Sounds of Silence” and “Bridge Over Troubled Waters; through ’70s solo hits “Still Crazy After All these Years”; to his explorations in the mid ’80s and ’90s of South African and world music in “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” and “Spirit Voices.” It’s a fine introduction for new fans, but for those wanting more, there’s also the “Complete Album Collection,” which contains every Paul Simon solo studio and live record released, making it a total of 15 discs. Singer/songwriter John Fogerty performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as he tours in support of his new album, “Revival” Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in Las Vegas. GETTY IMAGES/Ethan Miller Creedence Clearwater Revival “Creedence Clearwater Revival” One of the most important bands in rock and roll history, Creedence Clearwater Revival produced an amazing amount of hit music between 1967 and 1972 that defined a generation: such legendary hits as “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Fortunate Son” and “Bad Moon Rising” continue to resonate. Led by singer/songwriter/guitarist John Fogerty, CCR made the most authentic-sounding American roots and swamp rock music that ever came out of Southern California.
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