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London duo Oh Wonder attracted big buzz thanks to online smarts Special

Few musicians attracted as intense attention as Oh Wonder, a London duo who were earning rave reviews a year before their first EP was released. How? By teasing fans with posting one song a month for a year on Soundcloud.

Manny Pacquiao records own entrance song for Mayweather fight

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has recorded his own song to be played during his entrance walk to the MGM Grand Garden arena where he will face unbeaten Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in what appears to be the richest fight in boxing history.

Oscars: Levine, Common, Legend to perform

Beverly Hills - UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song at this year's show. The show is Feb. 22.

Canada's opera stars of tomorrow shine at 'Centre Stage' Special

Toronto - Young opera talent was celebrated recently in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's annual vocal competition. Hometown favorites made up two of the three final winners, but the evening, overall, was a great showcase for Canada's impressive opera talent.

The search for the Ultimate Diva Commissioned

Whitney Houston’s former vocal coach is on the prowl to find the next singing star. After Houston’s death, Gary Catona was left with the feeling there was a deep void in talented, skilled, and gifted female singers.

Ex-Ph senator criticizes Manny Pacquiao's senate election plan

Manny Pacquiao's plan to run for senator in the upcoming 2016 national elections has been criticized not only by some of his fans and supporters but even by senior politicians like ex-Senator Rene Saguisag, who calls the Filipino star a pretender.

U.S. voting begins in Voice of McDonald's global singing contest Special

With its international voting completed, the U.S. is the final stop on the Voice of McDonald's voting trail. Who will make it to the finals in Orlando? It's up to the voters and the judges to decide.

Review: Tropicana Club — 'Paradise under the stars' in Havana Special

Havana - The Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba, has been operating in the Marianao district since 1939. Known worldwide as "Paradise under the Stars," the cabaret is famous for the talent of its artists and the grace and sensuality of its showgirls.

Heartbeats of choir singers synchronize when they harmonize

A new study shows choir singers don’t just harmonize, but they also synchronize their heartbeats when they sing. Scientists liken the breathing associated with choral singing to that of yoga.

Singing pilot takes passengers on sightseeing tour from above

Madrid - A pilot working for Spanish airline Iberia asked his passengers for permission to change his flight plan, so he could take them on a tour of the historic Galician city of Lugo from the air. He accompanied the tour with song.

Tony Awards: 'Kinky Boots' kicks its way to six wins

New York - With Neil Patrick Harris as host, the 67th Annual Tony Awards were handed out at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City tonight (June 9).

City sings rendition of national anthem at Boston Bruins game

Boston - On Wednesday, just two days after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, residents attended a Boston Bruins NHL hockey game and sang a heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem.

Next up at the Met: Levine, Russians, The Nose (but no Wagner)

New York - The 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera season has been announced. With six new productions, twenty revivals, and the return of James Levine, it'll be a season worth watching. General Director Peter Gelb just hopes you do some of that watching in person.

Boy bands tour with 'The Package'; to play Chicago area in July

A new direction on the concert scene was announced today when it comes to boy bands. It has nothing to do with current boy band sensation, One Direction, either.

Video: Singing flash mob surprises mall Christmas shoppers

Earlier this week, a video of a singing flash mob began making the rounds on Facebook, already receiving more than 16,000 "likes" and nearly eighty-one thousand shares.

PS22 choristers go over the rainbow in new documentary Special

The chorus of New York school PS22 became famous with their cover versions of pop songs posted on Youtube. A new documentary explores the rise of the troupe, and the challenges of their dedicated teacher, as they journey to the 2011 Oscars.

Pacquiao roots for 'American Idol' finalist Jessica Sanchez

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is rooting for Jessica Sanchez, a Filipino/Mexican-American contestant in the current season of America's most popular singing talent search TV show, American Idol

Plant orchestra — The singing plants of Damanhur explained

Since 1975 researchers at Damanhur have been experimenting with plants, measuring the reactivity of plants to their environment and their capacity to learn and communicate.

Video: Singing plants of Damanhur eco-society

Damanhur, an eco-society based on ethical and spiritual values, has centers and activities in Italy, Europe, Japan and the United States. They are experimenting with plants and generating music from them.

Review: American Idol star sings heart out; judges carp on about tuning Special

American Idol star contender Hollie Cavanagh sings her heart out in Billy Joel's heartbreaking song: "Honesty". The judges, however, shamefully fail to see the soul past the notes ...

Amy Winehouse Foundation establishes singing scholarship

London - Late singer, Amy Winehouse's family has announced plans to cover tuition for the recipient of a scholarship at the Sylvia Young Theater School in London. This is where Amy studied voice as a young girl.

Op-Ed: Sex, Politics, God, And One Great Tosca Special

Toronto - Puccini's opera is one of the most loved and frequently produced works in the classical music world. The Canadian Opera Company's current production is rooted in tradition but has some modern touches.

Al Green says Obama 'nails it' singing his Let's Stay Together

New York - Before speaking at a campaign fundraising event in New York, President Obama crooned a few lines of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." This was followed by an overwhelming applause of approval.

Singing incorrect National Anthem in Indiana may bring $25 fine

Indianapolis - Indiana's Senator Becker made headlines on Dec. 2011, when she suggested legislation that would set standards for the performance of the national anthem. This includes a $25 fine against anyone who makes deliberate changes to the song.

Op-Ed: Rihanna turns to Beyonce after meltdown ahead of show in Dublin

Dublin - While we all tend to see the glamorous side of Barbadian beauty Rihanna, we are rarely exposed to the stresses and strains of life on the road. This weekend, Rihanna turned to her mentor, Beyonce, after suffering a meltdown ahead of her show in Dublin.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao's career shift from boxing to music looms

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao could be preparing for a career shift from boxing to music with his soaring popularity as a singer after his version of Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch" placed No.7 in latest music charts.

Yodeling and Singing Festival in Vancouver Special

Vancouver - For the 27th time, the Swiss community in Canada and the USA celebrates its singining and yodeling festival. After 13 years of travelling to different places in North America, the festival comes to back to Vancouver.

A very young singer of opera is born on 'America's Got Talent'

New York - She's very young, only 10 years old, but she has a voice like an adult. Judge Piers Morgan told Jackie Evancho she has the "voice of an angel" and she was miles ahead of the other contestants.

London churchgoers told to keep the volume down

Complaints from the neighbours of two churches in London has led to the parishioners being told that they must sing quieter.

People with lung disease to be offered singing lessons

Doctors from the UK are currently holding a trial to see if singing lessons can help patients made ill by lung disease. It is hoped it will help them with their breath control.
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Ensemble Studio Competition finalists and winners  2014.
Ensemble Studio Competition finalists and winners, 2014.
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A U.S. marine singing a Britney Spears song
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The Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir performs at Winter Wonderland.  Nov. 20  2010.  Bentonville  Ark.
The Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir performs at Winter Wonderland. Nov. 20, 2010. Bentonville, Ark.
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Singer Miley Cyrus arrives on the red carpet for the Bambi 2013 media awards ceremony in Berlin
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COC Music Director Johannes Debus applauds the Ensemble Studio Competition finalists and winners.
COC Music Director Johannes Debus applauds the Ensemble Studio Competition finalists and winners.
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Tibetan staff at the Office of Tibet sing the national anthem.
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The winners of this year's Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio singing competition (L-R): Aaron Sheppard, Dimitri Katotakis, COC General Manager Alexander Neef, and Charles Sy.
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Old men singing at Tim Horton's
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Charice and Iyaz singing
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A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of "Così fan tutte", 2014.
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