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Charlotte Hoather, Soprano — Discover

If you ever wondered what an opera singer’s daily life looks like, you’ll love Charlotte Hoather’s blog, where the British soprano invites visitors and fans behind the scenes (and occasionally on stage, too). via Charlotte Hoather, Soprano — Discover       Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order to fulfill our future research … Continue reading Charlotte Hoather, Soprano — Discover

Bland on Blonde: why the old rock music canon is finished – Michael Hann

Rock’s flight into seriousness in the 1970s had many ill effects. There was prog rock, jamming, not releasing singles – and the idea that the couple of decades since Elvis had produced enough music of sufficient worth to produce a canon. In 1974, like a university English department sending out a reading list to undergraduates, … Continue reading Bland on Blonde: why the old rock music canon is finished – Michael Hann

“All the Way” Frank Sinatra | Cultural Trendz

https://youtu.be/WxxDK0sFENo "All the Way" was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the 1957 movie The Joker Is Wild in which it was performed by Frank Sinatra. Source: "All the Way" Frank Sinatra | Cultural Trendz       Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order to fulfill our future research … Continue reading “All the Way” Frank Sinatra | Cultural Trendz

George Harrison Explains Why Everyone Should Play the Ukulele – Josh Jones

George Harrison loved the ukulele, and really, what’s not to love? For its dainty size, the uke can make a powerfully cheerful sound, and it’s an instrument both beginners and expert players can learn and easily carry around. As Harrison’s old friend Joe Brown remarked, “You can pick up a ukulele and anybody can learn … Continue reading George Harrison Explains Why Everyone Should Play the Ukulele – Josh Jones

Crazy Rich Asians: Read the Letter That Convinced Coldplay to Allow “Yellow” in the Movie by Rebecca Sun

  The song that plays over the final scenes of Crazy Rich Asians had to hit several important notes: It had to strike the right emotional tone for Rachel’s (Constance Wu) departure from Singapore, wistful yet strong; it had to work as an emotional throughline as the film checks in with the other key relationships … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians: Read the Letter That Convinced Coldplay to Allow “Yellow” in the Movie by Rebecca Sun

Aretha Franklin Had The Respect Of Billions, But Earned Mere Millions – Zack O’Malley Greenburg

Aretha Franklin passed away earlier today at age 76, leaving behind a legacy better defined in words than numbers. On Twitter, her name was the top trending item this afternoon — followed by her "Queen of Soul" moniker — as some of the world's biggest names waxed poetic on her talent and impact. "In her voice, … Continue reading Aretha Franklin Had The Respect Of Billions, But Earned Mere Millions – Zack O’Malley Greenburg

Are Empathy & Musical Appreciation Related to Social Skills – Brenda Kelley Kim

Are music, empathy, and social information processing in the brain related? A new study from researchers at Southern Methodist University-Dallas and UCLA suggests there is a connection. The study looked at people who are "high empathy" meaning they are affected emotionally by the feelings of others and lower empathy people who are not as emotionally … Continue reading Are Empathy & Musical Appreciation Related to Social Skills – Brenda Kelley Kim

10 Queen Facts

Today will see the release of the very first proper trailer for the upcoming Queen bio film fittingly titled Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) in the lead role as Freddie. As a lifelong Queen fan, I’ve been quite skeptical about this film, as I never really felt there was enough of a compelling Queen … Continue reading 10 Queen Facts

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