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Live from TED2014

We’re all in the same boat: Sting at TED2014We’re all in the same boat: Sting at TED2014

Posted By Helen Walters

Here’s a moment that a certain formerly absurdly hormonal teenage girl had been looking forward to for some time. As had many others in the audience, to judge from the rapturous applause that greets Sting as he takes the TED stage. He plays some songs from his upcoming Broadway musical, The Last Ship. It’s the story […]

Live from TED2014

Well La Di Da (Di): Mark Ronson at TED2014Well La Di Da (Di): Mark Ronson at TED2014

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

At the end of Session 1: Liftoff! at TED2014, DJ and producer Mark Ronson drops the TED Talk intro into a million tiny little pieces. Hair slicked to one side, Ronson mutters self-disparagingly about following Nicholas Negroponte, Chris Hadfield and Ziauddin Yousafzai: “Now I know what it feels like to follow Led Zeppelin, the Stones […]


6 talks involving a banjo6 talks involving a banjo

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Jonny Mizzone didn’t come from Alabama with a banjo on his knee. No, this 11-year-old virtuoso hails from the state of New Jersey, where he and his two older brothers discovered the magic of bluegrass legends J.D. Crowe, Ralph Stanley, Clarence White and Earl Scruggs through YouTube. When he was eight years old, Mizzone posted […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

That big old voice: Lissie at TEDGlobal 2013That big old voice: Lissie at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Emily McManus

“I started writing songs to be heard, to get attention. In life, being understood is really important to me,” says Lissie in a near-whisper into the microphone. “I write songs to process my emotions, and when we tour it’s cool to see other people process their emotions with my songs.” And with that, she and […]


8 lyrical talks about the violin8 lyrical talks about the violin

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

At age 14, violin virtuoso Ji-Hae Park was accepted to a prestigious music conservatory in Mainz, Germany – even though the school only accepted students 16 and older. By the time she was 17, a German foundation had lent Park a rare Guarneri violin to play, worth millions. But Park’s early fame took its toll. […]