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VIDEO: Meghan Trainor Plays ‘All About That Bass’ on the Ukulele


  If you follow pop music, you may have noticed a recent proliferation of songs sung by women about their own behinds. From Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," to Jennifer Lopez's "Booty," there are no shortage of songs and videos of late that flaunt that particular body part. Against that, ahem, backdrop, comes Meghan Trainor's "All About [...]

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Win a Banjo Ukulele from Eddy Finn and Ukulele Magazine

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Yes, you read that right: we are giving away an EF-BU1F Deluxe Banjo! Enter now for your chance to win. The Eddy Finn Banjo Uke is a beautiful little instrument. It has a hard maple neck, rosewood fretboard, Mother of Pearl inlay, REMO Fiber Skin head, a maple rim, a flat mini 8" flange and [...]

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Ukuleles to Help Soothe Nerves in Earthquake-Damaged Napa Region


For earthquake-rattled Napa Valley, the Wine Country Ukulele Festival should provide some welcome relief. The festival, which is held in St. Helena, California, comes less than two weeks after a 6.0 earthquake caused and estimated $1 billion in damages to the fabled wine-growing valley. Scheduled performers and workshop leaders  include Heidi Swedberg & the Sukey Jump Band, [...]

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Massive Ukulele Jam Planned at Seattle’s Aloha Festival


  Do you live and breathe the aloha spirit? If so, and you're not already in Hawaii, the next best place to be on September 7 might just be Seattle, Washington. The seventh annual Live Aloha Hawaii Cultural Festival will take place at that day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Seattle Center. In addition [...]

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Grammy Museum Hosts Hula Tribute to the Ukulele


Tinseltown has a thing for ukuleles and the hula. The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California, will host a one-night celebration of our favorite four-stringed instrument on Wednesday, September 27. Titled KoAloha Ukulele: From Hawaii to Hollywood - Mele in Film, the program will feature a screening of "The Haumana," Keo Woolford's 2013 feature-length drama on [...]

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Uke Ogling: Mirabella Concert Ukulele Offered for $15,000


Every so often we head over to E-Bay to have a gander at the priciest ukulele for sale on the site. This week, it's a Mirabella concert uke, with a rather eye-popping asking price of $15,000. Made by New York luthier Cristian Mirabella, the seller is providing scant details about the uke, which he calls "a [...]

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