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  The New England Pop Music Festival
Pop's standards of what makes a well-constructed song still apply to much of rock, which strives for memorable tunes and clear sentiments; the tension between pop virtues (such as sophisticated chord structures and unusual melodic twists), and incantatory, formulaic blues elements animates much of the best rock, like that of the Beatles."
Pop includes "power pop" and "pop/rock," but is not limited to those.
Pop music can be based on any number of styles, including folk, country, punk, blues, reggae, garage rock, as well as many others.
www.nepop.com   (435 words)

  Pop standard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that Classic pop be merged into this article or section.
The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music.
Over time, these distinctions have become less clear, but the term "traditional pop music" is used to include all three of the above classes, whereas "pop standards" is only the last.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pop_standards   (478 words)

 Classic pop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The distinction between classic pop and the popular music of the aforementioned time period lies in an enduring appeal of the greatest of these songs, long after their time of being "chart hits," although methods for measuring commercial appeal changed greatly over the course of the twentieth century.
The greatest of the classic pop writers achieved this with regularity, although many classic pop standards, such as "Learning the Blues" by Dolores Silver, were their era's version of one hit wonders, written by individuals never again writing a song that eventually became considered a standard.
Arguably, the last of the great classic pop songwriters, using rock and roll instrumentation but with arrangements and compositions in the spirit of predecessors from the earlier era, are Burt Bacharach along with his partner Hal David.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Classic_pop   (526 words)

 popwarner.com - All American Recap
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play.
We believe that the standards we have set give these children a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for academics and athletics that will help them develop later on in life.
It is the discretion of the school administrator as to whether or not the student would benefit from participating in Pop Warner.
www.popwarner.com /scholastics/pop.asp?lable=overview   (316 words)

 POP REVIEW; Standards, Unstandard - New York Times
Boz Scaggs has always skated between the cracks of musical genres, from hard blues to folk-rock to the high-gloss pop-disco of his biggest hit, ''Lowdown.'' So it really shouldn't be surprising that he recently released a traditional pop-jazz album of songs like ''What's New'' and ''But Beautiful,'' recorded with a jazz quartet.
The very roughness of his voice lent his ballad singing a cragginess that suggested a lot of hard emotional gravel under the polished surface.
Scaggs and his quartet kicked the standards into gear with a steady rhythmic punch, his interpretations went against the grain of the words.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9903E0D7143CF937A35753C1A9659C8B63   (337 words)

 A primer on messaging standards: SMTP, POP and IMAP
POP is a small protocol whose only purpose is to download messages from a server.
The POP protocol is defined by RFC 1939, and functions across TCP port 110.
The reason why this is such a problem is because if POP were the only standard for downloading messages, users would have to save their messages locally.
whatis.techtarget.com /tip/1,289483,sid43_gci1071684,00.html   (1029 words)

 koncerty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The band plays jazz standards and pop songs with a bit of rock.
She mesmerizes the audience with popular jazz standards and a bit of pop and blues.
The repertoire of the band is mainly pop – rock with a bit of Californian rock, Sting beats, and 80’s and 90’s style.
www.stalowemagnolie.pl /koncerty.php?ver=eng   (917 words)

Most standards -- not all; some are pieces written by jazz composers -- started out as pop songs, numbers in Broadway musicals or movie soundtracks.
As the son of pop singer Sandy Stewart and Broadway composer "Moose" Charlap, who wrote the music for "Peter Pan," Bill Charlap saw important composers of popular music of the day visiting his Manhattan home.
Basically, it's a tune that is interesting to play, that we all enjoy and so it becomes part of the tradition," says Camilo, at 47 a young veteran who has seen a couple of his jazz pieces edge into the repertoire.
www.cofc.edu /~mavesweb/standards.htm   (1407 words)

 POP Mail
POP mail clients provide users with a graphical interface to send, receive and store e-mail.
When configured correctly, POP mail clients transfer messages to and from the GroupWise e-mail server to a local machine and messages are maintained at that local machine.
A POP (Post Office Protocol) server is a computer that stores your incoming e-mail messages and allows you to retrieve them at your convenience.
computing.risd.edu /Email/POP/pop.html   (176 words)

 andPOP | Y&R Actor-Turned-Singer Reintroduces the Classics
His CD is an eclectic collection of jazz and pop standards that are not often heard on any other crooner's repertoire.
Douglas has transformed from a man known to millions as a heavy-hearted patriarch and morally-sound cosmetics mogul to a sweet-talking singer with sophisticated pop-jazz narratives that adhere to a rigid structure and bow to the masters of his time.
Pop music has recently seen earthy crooning soul reappear on the charts in the form of Michael Buble and Norah Jones — two artists Douglas finally approves of, but he still thinks music fans his age are not quite sure where to turn to when it comes to new music.
www.andpop.com /article/9062   (841 words)

 Standards and pop songs for wedding reception | Ask MetaFilter
Yet another wedding music question: my sister has asked me to help her out by compiling a list of "standards and pop songs" for the DJ to play at her wedding.
I'm clueless about standards and when I think of dj-friendly pop songs, I think of songs like Celebrate, Breakout and I've Had the Time of my Life (yeah, it's been a while since I've been to a wedding), and I don't think anyone wants to hear songs like that.
This is the sort of thing that the DJ is supposed to do, so other than high level guidance ('standards and pop songs but no country' for example) and any specific requests she might have, she shouldn't need to provide a ton of input.
ask.metafilter.com /29974/Standards-and-pop-songs-for-wedding-reception   (1358 words)

 A primer on messaging standards: SMTP, POP and IMAP
POP is a small protocol whose only purpose is to download messages from a server.
The POP protocol is defined by RFC 1939, and functions across TCP port 110.
The reason why this is such a problem is because if POP were the only standard for downloading messages, users would have to save their messages locally.
searchexchange.techtarget.com /tip/1,289483,sid43_gci1071684,00.html   (1095 words)

 Ray Charles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was a pioneering American pianist and soul musician who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues and brought a soulful sound to everything from country music to pop standards to a now-famous rendition of "America the Beautiful." Frank Sinatra called him "the only true genius in the business."
Ray Charles Robinson was born in Albany, Georgia to Bailey and Aretha Robinson.
He left behind his classic formulation of rhythm and blues to sing country music, pop songs, and soft-drink commercials.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ray_Charles   (1895 words)

 MUSIC REVIEW; Reconceiving 70's Favorites As Pop-Jazz Standards - New York Times
The jazz singer Karrin Allyson is young enough to have fallen in love with 70's singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Elton John and Carly Simon while growing up, and she's sophisticated enough to envision their songs in a pop-jazz continuum that goes far beyond the soft-rock genre they helped define.
Her show intersperses them with vintage chestnuts, bossa nova and bebop in a program that changes from set to set.
It turns out the songs stand on their own and are surprisingly amenable to outside interpretation.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9800EEDD103EF934A1575BC0A9629C8B63   (343 words)

The Standards have an admitted love for the classic British "B" bands like Bowie, The Beatles and Badfinger, which is evident from their high energy power-pop.
The Standards are three way harmonies and a lead singer who has a signature jubilance, but it’s the confidence of the songs and arrangements that shine here.
They shared the same love of the classic pop song and lack of it in the surrounding musical climate, things HAD'to change!.They often share the same bed when on tour also.Then they were 3 and that's the way we want it to stay, all singing, all playing, all writing.
www.myspace.com /thestandardsmusic   (1469 words)

 Della - Della Reese - Song Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Her specialty was traditional pre-rock pop, and unlike jazz-oriented singers -- Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, among many others -- she was not improvisation-minded.
Therefore, her work must be judged by pop standards instead of...
Therefore, her work must be judged by pop standards instead of jazz standards.
www.mp3.com /albums/54725/summary.html   (523 words)

 Hazmat Articles - POP Packaging - HazardousMaterials.com and Regulations Training, Inc. HAZMAT PACKAGING: SAFE-BUT BY ...
Manufacturers and shippers of hazardous materials must take a critical look at how their companies will deal with these new standards when they purchase packaging to be used in the transportation of hazardous materials.
This included the adoption of standards that could be used by all nations which based packaging not so much on design as the ability of a given package to pass performance tests.
Many argue that the real problem is not with performance-based standards but with the actual tests that do not, in the opinion of experienced companies, associations, and state agencies, adequately reflect a real-world transportation environment in the US.
www.hazardousmaterials.com /hazmat-performance-oriented-packaging.asp   (1800 words)

 Alternative Pop/Rock - Standards The Alarm / CD / 1990
By the time the career retrospective Standards was released in late 1990, the band had already been somewhat forgotten, partially because they never had a big crossover hit, and also because they were forever tied to the Reagan/Thatcher era.
Consequently, the Alarm were relegated to also-ran status and nearly forgotten by anyone who didn't actively read the music press in the '80s -- not an entirely fair fate, yet not an entirely undeserved one either.
Listening to Standards, a thoroughly representative, basic collection of their singles and significant album tracks, confirms that the band were certainly not without talent or charms, but they suffered at the hands of state-of-the-art record production.
shop.mtv.com /viewproduct.htm?productId=372087   (448 words)

 Pop Warner Football Amherst Broncos - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is one of only a handful of youth sports organization that require participants to maintain minimum academic standards, and Pop Warner Football of Amherst builds on that tradition in the Buffalo Niagara Region of Western New York.
The objective of Pop Warner Football of Amherst is to familiarize players with the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in a positive environment that stresses the importance of academics, sportsmanship and character.
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is a non-profit organization that hosts local youth football and cheer and dance programs for participants in 41 states and several countries around the world.
www.pwfamherst.com   (355 words)

 Smokey Robinson Has 'Timeless Love' for Pop Standards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Like a dash to the finish line, pop stars have been hurrying lately to record albums of pop standards.
But, Smokey was also drawn to the golden era of swing, a time when a singer was called a crooner, the song was king, and composers George Gershwin and Cole Porter were all the rage.
By the time Smokey Robinson arrived at Motown Records in 1959, he was already well-versed in pop songwriting, a talent that impressed Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr., so much he appointed Smokey Vice President of the rising Detroit label.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-07-09-voa10.cfm   (337 words)

 Stop with the pop-ups! - Feb. 12, 2002
Difficult economic times and a sharp decline in online advertising spending have led to a huge proliferation of so-called "pop-up" ads, which cause a new window to open up on the computer's desktop when a user either first opens or tries to close a Web page.
Many of them have relaxed their standards, accepting pop-up ads where a year ago they would not have.
At the same time, Web surfers, who have become accustomed to an abundance of free, high-quality Internet content, have been barraged by pop-up ads, which without a broadband Internet connection and a high-end computer system often can slow a PC down to a crawl or even cause it to freeze.
money.cnn.com /2002/02/12/technology/popups   (1328 words)

 Pop Band Nashville, TN - Davidson, Tennessee Pop Music, Nashville Pop Bands
Here are the online press kits of 181 professional Nashville pop bands and pop bands who will travel to Nashville to perform at your event.
Please check off all the pop bands you wish to contact, and when you're finished, click the 'Proceed to Contact Form' button which is located near the bottom of this page.
Stretta is a high energy dance band that plays the best Pop and Rock music of the past five decades.
www.gigmasters.com /Pop/PopBand_Nashville_TN.asp   (881 words)

 Filmtracks: The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Those standards are particularly interesting here, because Webber's most public statement involving the film version of The Phantom of the Opera has been that he holds extremely high standards for the vocals.
Minnie Driver does not perform her own operatic vocals (she's talented in a more modern pop sense, as heard in the new closing credits, but does not have the talent necessary for the role of Carlotta), but Carlotta vocalist Margaret Preece lacks the ability to sing with the convincing pompousness needed for the role.
The orchestra is less powerful in its propulsive background rhythm, and where a lighter acoustic guitar has replaced the electric bass, an electric guitar has been allowed to wail away in the background.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/phantom_opera.html   (4738 words)

 Della [Expanded]: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Anyone who isn't a myopic jazz snob realizes that pop standards aren't necessarily low standards; in fact, traditional pop singers like Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Tony Bennett, and the seminal Bing Crosby have had very high standards.
And similarly, Reese brings high pop standards to Della.
In 1959, Reese was very much in her prime, and she is quite soulful on performances of "Blue Skies," "Thou Swell," and other standards.
www.music.com /release/della/3   (557 words)

 River Sheet Music, Lyrics, Chords!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jazz, Pop, Standards Songs include River * Leader Of The Pack * Monday, Monday Hal Leonard.
Jazz, Pop, Standards Songs include River * He's Got The Whole World In His Hands * The Merry Widow Waltz Hal Leonard.
Jazz, Pop, Standards Songs include River * The John Dunbar Theme * The Man From Snowy River Hal Leonard.
www.laurasmidiheaven.com /Sheet-Music/River--PAGE42-BOOKS.html   (824 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pop singers take on Broadway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For many pop fans, not to mention critics, the prospect of spending two hours listening to show tunes is about as inviting as a root-canal appointment.
But pop artists, who tend to have a better understanding of music history beyond punk and funk, generally know better.
Broadway's Best celebrates this bond by showcasing pop stars — along with some well-known names from theater, film and television — performing a few of their favorite songs from musicals.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/2002/2002-03-04-pop-broadway.htm   (553 words)

 No Consensus on Future of Pop-Ups
The IAB's director of industry initiatives, Adam Gelles, described the meeting as the first step toward standards for pop-ups, which could include requirements such as the mandatory labeling of pop-up and pop-under ads served by sites, or the adoption of uniform frequency caps.
However, even Naylor cautioned that standards and frequency caps were unlikely to solve the pop-up problem, since sites outside the IAB, as well as adware companies, would continue to serve untargeted and uncapped pop-ups.
Ryan said fed-up consumers were already taking matters into their own hands.
www.clickz.com /showPage.html?page=3076101   (537 words)

 Raising “The Standards”   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Veteran crooners and torch singers were forced to fulfill their contracts by adapting rock tunes to the “easy listening” format then dominated by pop tune–meisters such as Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow, the Carpenters, and Neil Diamond.
Nelson, who had already written a few tunes that would become standards in their own right, set out to record the “songs I grew up with,” arranged for a honky-tonk country ensemble.
The youngest in this survey (she was born in 1979), Jones burst on the scene in 2002 with this debut album of nine original songs plus a handful of country and pop standards.
www.objectivistcenter.org /ct-1633-Standards.aspx   (4703 words)

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