Sometimes the holidays are wonderful and perfect and picturesque. Sometimes they are heartbreakingly, bone-crushingly painful. The cultural messages we hear don’t leave much room for sadness or anger or grief. The decorations are relentlessly cheery. (In our neighborhood, there’s an electric Santa waving to cars passing by all night long!) The commercials on TV and…

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Can People With Parkinson’s Disease Sing? | SoundscapingSource.com

Not too long ago, superstar singer Linda Ronstadt told the world that she has Parkinson’s disease. Because of this, she said, “I can’t sing at all…I can’t sing a note.” Along with a world full of music lovers, I am very sorry to hear of Ronstadt’s health struggles. I can only imagine how difficult it…

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What Elvis Can Teach Eldercare Professionals | SoundscapingSource.com

It’s a well-known story in certain circles. A poor white boy from Tupelo, Mississippi moves to Memphis with his family. As a teenager, he learns to love music – gospel, blues, country – and even without formal musical training of any sort, he decides that his future is in music. He goes to Sun Studio…

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