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Marc Hopkins

Marc Hopkins

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During his career in journalism and communications, Marc Hopkins has written about a range of topics including music, education, healthcare, and corporate bankruptcy & restructuring. His work has appeared in "Jazz Times," "The Wall Street Journal," "The Atlantic" and "Black Enterprise." He lives outside Washington, DC.

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“Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs

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Welcome to a new feature here on the Yamaha blog! Each month, we’ll explore the history of different musical genres. This month: Classical music.   Predated by a baroque era that had been dominated by the prolific output of

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From cotton fields to recording studios and bandstands, blues and jazz are uniquely American and a vibrant testimony to the American experience. Yet without pain and suffering, there would be no blues. Birth of the Blues The genre emerged during the

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Country music enjoys a long tradition of deft storytellers who capture the listener with well-spun narratives. Inspired by Appalachian folk and blues, the genre began to take shape in the early 1920s. As the art form matured, it would

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For nearly a century, rhythm and blues (R&B) and its later offspring, soul, have provided a soundtrack for the everyday hardships and joys of life in the American experience. In this article, we’ll explore the roots of these genres,

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