By: NoémiFri, 06/22/2018
Pride Essentials Q&A | Sandy Duperval

I love that question. Sandy Duperval is a passionate DJ, vocalist, and record producer, trying to change the world, one beat, one melody, one song, and one dance at a time.

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By: KurtMon, 06/11/2018
Father’s Day | The Gift of Dad Rock

These are most definitely not flattering terms. They signify the opposite of cool. Or even worse, the idea of an unhip man past his prime trying embarrassingly hard to be cool.

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By: TeresaFri, 05/18/2018
Karaoke Etiquette 101 | 7 Foolproof Tips

There is nothing like singing karaoke to get the adrenaline pumping! Things can easily get out of hand. Follow these tips to ensure that everyone has a good karaoke time.

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By: TeresaMon, 04/23/2018
Karaoke Survival Guide | 5 Essential Tips

Choose a song that you know and that is easily in your voice range.  Singing a song that you know really well will make it easier for you to give your best performance on stage.  You can practice songs online at home or by singing along with the original recording.

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By: KurtTue, 04/10/2018
Boy Bands – A Love Story

"Who's to say that young girls who like pop music – short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That's not up to you to say. Music is something that's always changing. There's no goal posts. Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they're not serious? How can you say young girls don't get it?” Harry Styles (Rolling Stone, April 18, 2017)

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By: NoémiTue, 04/10/2018
Q&A | MIEN

We sat down with our Technical Writer Rishi Dhir, Montreal multi-instrumentalist, bandleader (of noble psych-pop act Elephant Stone) and newly minted acid-house DJ/sitarist who's also the brains behind his latest project, MIEN

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By: NoémiMon, 04/02/2018
Q&A | Incognito

We sat down with Incognito talk about them as a band and their evolution throughout the years. This interview is part of our exclusive coverage leading up the 2018 Sing Jazz festival.

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By: KurtWed, 03/28/2018
Hair Metal Madness: Back to the ‘80s

Any night at a karaoke bar from Tokyo to Timbuktu to Toronto, you’re bound to catch a singer living the ‘80s hair-band dream. They’re giving their all interpreting Bon Jovi or Guns N' Roses—you know the songs, no need to name them. Or there’s a gang belting out an EPIC hair ballad like Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” or Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”.

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By: HiddeMon, 03/19/2018
Carmen from Covent Garden | Live in an Amsterdam Cinema

On March 6, I enjoyed a live cinema performance of George Bizet’s Carmen at the movies in Amsterdam. During the 2017-2018 Season, The Royal Opera House will broadcast a total of twelve productions, six operas and six ballets and these all will be relayed live from Covent Garden, London.

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By: NoémiFri, 03/02/2018
Q&A | Tinariwen

At the beginning, the name of the band was “Taghreft Tinariwen”, possible to translate as “The construction of the Deserts” or how to build our deserts, or also “Kel Tinariwen”, “People from the Deserts”. At first, we met around 1978, during a long exile, following the oppression of the new Malian’s army in 1963. At this time we were very young and we all looked for something to do between south Algeria and Lybia. Then Ibrahim found his first guitar and brought it in the desert and spent time learning to play, fastly all our generation was very excited with this modern instrument, and all of us with their problems love to speak, to sing in this modern music!

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