Remembering Beloved Singer Ofra Haza Who Would Have Turned 60 Today

Remembering Beloved Singer Ofra Haza Who Would Have Turned 60 Today
I remember first hearing the Israeli singer Ofra Haza’s music in the late 80s. I was a college DJ in Montreal, and her “Im Nin’Alu” remix had just broken through internationally. Though Ofra was famous in Israel, she was new to me in Canada.
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15 Female Celebs Everyone Loves But Should Hate
There are some celebrities that are universally loved, like Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts. It’s just not possible to hate them and we can all agree on that. If we bring them up with our best friends, it’s not going to start a big fight …
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10 Nigerian Female Singers Whose Voices Are As Beautiful As Nightingale
It takes more than just the singing art or form to be conferred with such a revered yet simple title as being a vocalist and some female Nigerian musicians are definitely up to the task. First, she boasts a degree in professional music from …
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Latest Alternative Rock News

Latin Alternative
September 12 at 4:15 a.m. The rock en español pioneers are playing two shows in L.A. over the next two months, one at the Hollywood Bowl and one at Disney Concert Hall with the L.A. Phil. August 14 at 5:45 a.m. Roberto Carlos Lange, the man behind Helado …
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Rock, blues maven Elle King will headline Columbia’s Famously Hot New Year’s party
She is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist and banjoist famous for her hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s,” and internationally renowned for her unique sound encompassing rock, soul … www.famouslyhotnewyear.com American alternative Southern …
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Alternative Rock
Scott Weiland, who fronted the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died on Thursday at 48, his wife Jamie Weiland confirmed to the L.A. Times. A post on the musician’s Facebook page said Weiland “passed away in his sleep while … Continue reading →
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Violinists give Royal Strings founder Benteler a musical tribute

Violinists give Royal Strings founder Benteler a musical tribute
During his more than 40 years as a musician, Franz Benteler made a name for himself not only as a violinist, but also as a strolling violinist. The Royal Strings Orchestra, which he founded, headlined the Consort Room at the Continental Plaza in Chicago …
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York violinists participate in 26th YASS Spring Recital
York Area violinists had an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a group of music enthusiasts April 25 at the 26th Annual YASS (York Area Suzuki Superbows) Spring Recital, hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 …
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Violinist’s pre-Olympic ski race results were ‘rigged’
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the …
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Virginia Voters Toss Homophobic Lawmaker in Favor of Transgender Heavy Metal Rocker

Virginia Voters Toss Homophobic Lawmaker in Favor of Transgender Heavy Metal Rocker
Roem is the lead singer for Cab Ride Home, a band that describes its music this way: “Northern Virginia metal band Cab Ride Home represents one thing: partying. We’re a five-piece group and all members are committed to ultimately touring full-time.
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Loudwire Music Awards at the Novo in Downtown, Los Angeles
The Loudwire Music Awards was held at the Novo in Downtown Los Angeles, which ushered in music icons and rock enthusiasts to celebrate heavy metal music like never before. This star-studded event had appearances by Rob Halford, Maria Brink, Power Trip …
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Danica Roem, Metal Vocalist, Becomes Virginia’s First Openly Transgender Legislator
“Just because I sing in a heavy metal band while spinning my head in circles and getting … More from Pitchfork: Michelle Obama’s 5 Best Music Moments The 50 Best Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium 30 Artists You Need to Follow on Social Media The Influen …
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The K-Pop industry: Why ‘Gangnam Style’ became a hit

The K-Pop industry: Why ‘Gangnam Style’ became a hit
It’s an understatement to say that Korean pop song, “Gangnam Style,” is a runaway success. The song by Korean music star Psy is now the number 2 song on the Billboard 100. In the last month, it has held the number one spot in the UK and Australia.
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Feast On Some K-Pop Goodness!
We posted their video for Lollipop earlier last month. Now, Korean girl group 2NE1 is back with their latest, Fire. And it definitely lives up to the title! CLICK HERE to check out the video. CLICK HERE to check out the video.
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K-Pop
Kim Si-yoon doesn’t keep the schedule of a typical 9-year-old. Up by 7:30 a.m. for school, followed by hours of voice training, piano lessons, dance lessons and a private English tutor session, she is on a strict path to K-pop stardom. And in South Korea …
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Taylor Swift goes full diva with insane demands over new album reviews, interviews – and even her MANY exes

Taylor Swift goes full diva with insane demands over new album reviews, interviews – and even her MANY exes
“She just wants the music to do the talking and hopes that will be enough … After testing the water with her dance tune Holding On back in August, the Aussie star makes her official pop return on Friday with new song Galaxy – ending a whole …
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Sam Smith’s biggest diva demands
A diva or a three-year-old.” Still … “Just because of the climate of pop music right now. I don’t think my music fits that well.” He’s wrong, of course. The album went silver in the space of three days, and it’s comfortably winning the race to be …
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Pop no longer all that popular as hip hop tops sales charts
Host Katy Perry at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in August … Picture: Getty Images Historically, the core of the traditional pop diva audience has been teen girls. Yet several experts say these same fans aren’t as interested in the staged artificial …
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DJ Champion bounces back from cancer scare, headlines Quebec symphony “rave” concert

DJ Champion bounces back from cancer scare, headlines Quebec symphony “rave” concert
Music lovers know Maxime Morin by his stage names, Champion and DJ Champion. But contrary to what those monikers suggest, Morin – whose live band tours as “Champion et ses G Strings” – really is quite a down-to-earth guy. “The media is always …
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Cereal Killer cafe is hosting a morning rave fuelled by niche milk and Pop Tarts
Imagine if you could have a word with your 80s self about what life would look like in 2015. Back then, Mr Motivator was the go-to guy for a wake-up workout and the only milk on offer was from a cow. Yeah, screw you, 80s. Now we live in a brave new world …
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Lone’s “DJ-Kicks” Mix is a Showcase For His Wide-Ranging Tastes
Back in February, Lone—the Nottingham-native producer born Matt Cutler best known for his fluorescent-hued house and neo-rave tunes on albums like Galaxy Garden (2012) and Levitate (2016)—put together a 50-minute set for the Feel My Bicep podcast.
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Monster Energy artists dominate 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Monster Energy artists dominate 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Last week the Loudwire Music Awards took place honoring some of the finest talent in the heavy metal and rock music genres. Several of Monster Energy’s artists performed at the event with a number of them taking home prestigious awards. Texas thrashers …
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How Ross Robinson shaped nu metal
Heavy music’s lyrical content had always preached the message of being all-powerful and being part of metal’s all-encompassing fellowship, but Jonathan wrote about isolation, vulnerability and the trials and tribulations of being an adolescent weirdo.
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5 great 2017 metal albums you may have missed
White Ward work in electronics that at various times have elements of glitch, future garage, trip-hop, industrial, and breakbeat, and even their heavy parts aren’t just pulling from traditional black metal … styles of music together and the results …
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Latest Gospel Music News

MUSIC: Perry Martins – Nobody Can | @iamPerryMartins
Upcoming Gospel Music singer, Perry Martins, releases his sophomore single titled ‘Nobody Can’, a follow up song to his debut single Step into the Light. Nobody Can talks about the strength of God, things he can do that no one can. It also admonishes …
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Wichita man brings home gospel music award
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) P.C. Patton (third from left) took home the Independent CD of the Year …
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Gospel music with attitude
Kirk Franklin’s gospel music is not your parents’ gospel music. His is gospel music with an urban attitude – wrapped around funky R&B and hip-hop grooves that carry a street-smart message. In just six years, Franklin has sold nearly 6 million records – an …
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Birthday Special: Here’s why Ankit Tiwari is one of the most popular singers of our times – watch video!

Birthday Special: Here’s why Ankit Tiwari is one of the most popular singers of our times – watch video!
The renowned musician turns 30 today! Ankit Tiwari is one of the most renowned musicians of our times. He has given us some memorable hits like Galliyan, Tu Hai Ki Nahi among others. His vocals stand out from his contemporaries, thanks to his honest and …
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CLASSICAL SINGERS GO POP
For the past few years, the mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne has been offering her audiences an unusual encore: “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” the 1970 Simon & Garfunkel hit. The effect is both unsettling and transfixing. The voice is familiar; so is the song.
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Mexican Pop Star, 2 Backup Singers Are Acquitted of Rape
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico — Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi was acquitted Tuesday of rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors and ordered released from prison. Judge Javier Pineda ruled that there was insufficient evidence to convict the 36-year-old performer and …
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