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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Tough times ahead for US orchestras

musicTough times ahead for US orchestras
The US has no shortage of orchestras and classical concerts are often well-attended. So why do the doom-mongers insist the long-term outlook is bleak? On a warm summer evening at Ontario Beach, a few minutes before concert time, the crowds might seem to …
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Tokyo’s Big Eight Orchestras Flash Bigtime Qualities
TOKYO – There are 1,600 professional and amateur orchestras in Japan, which occupies a land area smaller than the state of California yet contains a population equal to about 40 percent of the United States. Put another way, Japan averages one orchestra …
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5 Bizarre Dark Sides to Modern Orchestras
Most people think of the orchestra as a hoity-toity elevator music club invented for your granny’s listening pleasure. And while it’s true that most members of their audiences are probably knocking on death’s door, playing in one must still be an honorable …
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Meal Times – Food – The Austin Chronicle

cusineMeal Times – Food – The Austin Chronicle
TASTE OF TEXAS Taste Texas-made products in dishes. Benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. July 1 – 31. Opal Divine, all locations. www.gotexan.org. TEXAS BARBECUE WEEK Enjoy a special barbecue plate from Texas’ top barbecue joints. More details …
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New barbecue spot in Roslyn gives a taste of Texas
A new Texas style barbecue spot is bringing smoked brisket and meats to Roslyn. Roots BBQ, named because owner Cody Martz was born in Roslyn, opened Memorial Day weekend. It is located at 201 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Roslyn. Martz owns the …
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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Panama City Opens with Three-Day Barbecue Bash
“We’re excited to open the first of several locations we have planned for the area and look forward to serving up slow-smoked Texas barbecue to the Panama City community,” said first time franchise owner, Frank Ilderton, who is opening the restaurant …
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15 times idols proved they’re human too

music15 times idols proved they’re human too
We like to think that our favorite K-pop stars are flawless, godly beings free of any errors and imperfections. However, that obviously isn’t always the case, as our favorite stars do have their own very human moments. Here are 15 times K-pop idols …
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Persona 4: Dancing All Night Hands-On Preview – Midnight Dance Battle
Some pop idols have been kidnapped and taken to the Midnight world… DUN DUN DUN! There’s a rumor of a TV station that goes live only at midnight, and shows images of dead idols. If you watch it, you vanish. DUN DUN DUNNNNN! The Persona 4 cast …
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Ed Sheeran brings intimate touch to sold-out Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest
He didn’t have that phony “the ladies are so pretty here” banter, or the forced “serenade a girl” moment that countless teen idols have tripped into. Every expression, every word Sheeran sang Friday, felt authentic, in particular when he paid respect …
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