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Review: Lorde mesmerizes New York fans at United Palace Theatre Special

New York - Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Lorde performed at the gorgeous venue, United Palace Theatre, in New York City on September 15.

Emcee WeeD—Hip Hop not just about money making or shooting people Special

Glasgow - In connection to his video, ‘We Are Not A United Kingdom’, Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop artist and emcee, Wee D, talks about Hip Hop, his reasons for using and defending this musical genre and the benefits of Hip Hop for young people.

Practice makes for a good musician

Although musicians need a natural talent, new research suggests that by practicing music causes changes in the brain's neural network.

Carlos Santana finds old band-mate, now homeless, helps him out

The great guitar-man Carlos Santana added to his greatness by finding his former conga player and getting the man off of the streets last week. Santana saw a report of Marcus Malone, homeless since leaving Santana decades ago, and wanted to help.

French actress Rachel Kylian has many talents Special

Los Angeles - “Une très belle femme francaise” - a very beautiful French woman, Rachel Kylian, has fixed her sights on Hollywood stardom and appears to be on the right trajectory.

Where is Macaulay Culkin now? Playing in pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band

The child actor synonymous with the Christmas-themed Home Alone films has formed a tribute band playing Velvet Underground songs, with lyrics solely devoted to pizza. Well, Kevin DID like his pizza.

Video: Stray dog ‘sings’ along with Ukrainian busker

Dniepropetrovsk - A video has gone viral on YouTube showing a stray dog beginning a duet with a street musician in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk’s European Square.

Scottish author Danny Gillan—Don’t be afraid to make changes Special

Glasgow - Prize-winning Scottish writer and musician Danny Gillan, author of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', 'Scratch' and 'A selection of Meats and Cheeses' continues to answer digging questions with more than honest replies.

Interview with Phoenix Stone: 'When the Whiskey Doesn't Work' Special

Country singer and musician Phoenix Stone from the Phoenix Stone Band chatted about his latest single "When The Whiskey Doesn't Work," which he wrote, produced and played most of the instruments.

Madrid buskers must audition before being allowed to play (video)

Madrid - The Spanish capital's central district has been declared by the Madrid Town Hall to be an "acoustic protection zone." This is in a bid to protect residents and tourists from the sounds of amateur street musicians.

George Michael released from hospital after head injury in crash

Singer George Michael was released from a London hospital today nearly two weeks after the Range Rover he was a passenger in crashed, leaving him with a serious head injury. The single-vehicle accident occurred in Hertfordshire on the 16th of May.

Rory Uphold making a name for herself by singing, filmmaking

Los Angeles - Rory Uphold is an upcoming actress and musician who released her EP in 2008. Some of her most successful tracks include “Catch Me If You Can” and “A Modern Day Fairytale.”, “Lullaby”, “I Want It All” and “Sugar High.”

Interview with Andy Putman: Long Island musician Special

Babylon - Walt Disney once said: “All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” A local musician that best exemplifies this quotation is Andy Putman.

Video: 'Hot For Teacher,' Avery six-year-old drummer YouTube hit

A 6-year-old drummer Avery Molek's cover of Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" has become a YouTube hit having received more than 700,00 views

Five-year-old Canadian pianist to play at Carnegie Hall

Vancouver - Five-year-old Ryan Wang claims that "Music is in my head". Wang is from Vancouver BC, Canada. Before his mother decided that he should take music lessons last year, Ryan had spent many hours playing on an electric keyboard.

Interview: Joe Retta talks about Heaven and Earth's new 'Dig' CD Special

On Feb. 20, Joe Retta, the lead singer of the band Heaven and Earth chatted via e-mail with Digital Journal about their new album “Dig.”

Patti Smith at the Art Gallery of Ontario Special

Toronto - Patti Smith: Camera Solo marks the first showing of artist, musician and poet Patti Smith’s visual art in Canada. On now through May 29th at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, it is a beautiful expression of the artist's lifelong passions.

Op-Ed: McCartney mistaken for a busker

New Orleans - How could anyone possibly mistake former Beatles frontman Paul McCartney for a busker? Unless, he's an unsuspecting passenger on a New Orleans streetcar, sits down, opens his guitar case and belts out a few Beatles tunes, one would never guess.

Video: Musician blends love of music with his love of skiing

South Lake Tahoe - If you have ever wondered how some musicians spend their free time, a new video from one musicians' winter vacation may give you some insight.

Carnival At Our Lady Of Angels In West Park, Ohio Special

Cleveland - Perhaps one of the most favorite memories of childhood is going to the carnival. Then again, its pretty magical for us big kids as well.

Aaliyah tribute to a music professional

Bahama - It has been eleven years since Aaliyah died in a plane crash along with eight others, shortly after filming the music video, "Rock the Boat."

Edgar Weltens: making music with a meaning Special

Mijas - Edgar Weltens is a talented musician and song-writer, making music that tells a story and has a real meaning. This article introduces both Edgar and his new rap song, "Stop the Poison".

Kirsty Hawkshaw's new album coming soon Special

2012 will no doubt be an exciting year for the musician, as Kirsty is about to release a long awaited album with Ulrich Schnauss scheduled for July 2012.

Kirsty Hawkshaw's new album coming soon Special

2012 will no doubt be an exciting year for the musician, as Kirsty is about to release a long awaited album with Ulrich Schnauss scheduled for July 2012.

Review: Jobriath — Fairy, Icon, Groundbreaker Special

The story of glam rock icon Jobriath Boone is one of the most fascinating and tragic tales of the latter 20th century. A new documentary captures the man behind the masks, exploring his creative genius as well as his personal demons.

Musician attempts to break record for world's longest guitar solo

Austin guitarist David Didonato is livestreaming his attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records streak for the longest guitar solo of all time.

An interview with singer / songwriter Jody Quine Special

Jody Quine is a talented Vancouver-based singer/songwriter who has shown she is multi-talented and blurs music genre lines.

Fan outpouring comforts Levon Helm in 'final journey' of cancer

It didn't take long for fans around the world to flood Levon Helm's Facebook page with messages of love and support to The Band musician who brought the same into their lives, comforting him, as he enters the final stages of with cancer.

Dancing young boy wins scholarship at funeral ceremony Special

Last month I travelled to Edo, the southern Nigerian state where the culture-rich ancient city of Benin is located. My destination was Uromi, a town of almost an hour drive from Benin, the state capital.

Bee Gees member Robin Gibb comatose in a London hospital

London - 62 year-old pop star Robin Gibb is reportedly gravely ill and in a coma. Gibb's family, including his wife Dwina and brother Barry are told to be by his side as he fights for his life in a London hospital.
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