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When to Introduce Kids to Music: Early and Often

As a musician, music educator and researcher, parents often ask me when they should begin introducing their children to music. As with most easy questions, there's an easy answer that is incomplete and a more nuanced answer that is correct. ...You should begin age-appropriate music “lessons” soon after birth, or maybe even before birth.

Just What Opera Was Missing: Baby Noises

"BabyO" combines recorded music with live singing. Credit: Getty Images Mark Twain was no fan of opera. After watching a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Travatore," the author quipped it contained "that sort of intense but incoherent...British opera invites babies to babble as incomprehensibly as adults.

Listening to Lots of Music Could Mean Your Teen is Depressed, Study Shows

Teen depression may lie within their music. Credit: Corbis Turns out parents don't have to worry about the teen who has sequestered herself in her room, buried in the book "Water for Elephants." But, that kid who constantly has earbuds...Listening to music, reading books may factor into whether or not your teen is depressed.

Music Review: 'Just Can't Get Enough' by The Black Eyed Peas

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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' is Harmless Bubblegum Pop, So Why All the Haters?

Rebecca Black is famous for singing and starring in "Friday," known to a lot of people as the worst song and music video of all time. To date, the video has garnered more than 60 million YouTube hits, and Rebecca and her mom says she's the victim...Why all the vitriol over a silly teenage video fantasy?
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Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Gulliver's Travels" A modern retelling of Jonathan Swift's...Should you see "Gulliver's Travels?" Get the lowdown on the latest in family entertainment.

Reviews: What's New This Week

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" takes the action to sea. Credit: AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Phil Bray Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by...Are you going to check out "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" this weekend? Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Natalie Portman stars in "Black Swan." Credit: Niko Tavernise, Fox Searchlight/AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in...
Ballerinas, soldiers and elves take over pop culture this week.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Our favorite boy wizard is back in "Harry Porter The Deathly Hallows: Part 1." Credit: Jaap Buitendijk, Warner Bros. Pictures/AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense...
Are your little witches and wizards dying to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One?" Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Denzel Washington, left, and Chris Pine are shown in a scene from "Unstoppable." Credit: Robert Zuckerman, AP/20th Century Fox Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common...Should your family see "Unstoppable?" Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Matt Damon stars in the drama "Hereafer." Ken Regan, Warner Bros. / AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In...
Is Matt Damon's new movie "Hereafter" appropriate for kids? Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Life as We Know It" After the death of their mutual friends, a...Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Legendary" A bookish boy turns to wrestling as a way to...Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Callan McAuliffe, left, and Madeline Carroll in a scene from "Flipped." Credit: Ben Glass, Warner Bros. / AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Miley Cyrus' "The Last Song" out on DVD! Credit: Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic
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