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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby smitty on Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:41 pm

Smitty wrote:This is close to Xmas time & I am continually looking for programs for choirs, to good singers on music of that time, but very few & then the darn commercials take of a maze of the time.


Shortly after the Keltic gals & musians took off to Ireland three hung around to since some Xmas music & it was a good hour to listen to them. Good vocalists for sure.

So yes music is important to me. You see I can still go back to my Late Mother that sang from morning till abot time to go to bed. Just a singer with a good voice even at her older age.
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby CielOnTap on Mon May 13, 2013 6:53 pm

The Korea Institute at Harvard University last week had South Korean pop sensation Psy speak to students about his career. Given the interest in the lecture, it had to be held in a church with a seating capacity for 1000. If you had missed the live-streamed talk, you can read the article about what Psy shared with the audience.

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/05/gangnam-style-by-the-yard/
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:38 am

Psy is a cohost for tonight's Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, ON Canada. There is an interview with him about his popularity in North America, his album this fall and trying to establish himself here using the English language. Now if only the rainy weather today will clear up for the outdoor show...

http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/3839971-he-s-nervous-but-psy-s-ready-for-mmva-zaniness/

I suggest that music fans find a fan-subtitled English version of his Gangnam Style song. The lyrics show what someone wanting to date a person wishes to be seen as and reveals how he'd like his date to be.

Will the show be streamed on the Internet? Yes! http://mmva.muchmusic.com/live/
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:08 pm

A Norwegian comic brother duo are having their Youtube moment, that last year was owned by Psy. Ylvis has a song that was created as a gag but the resulting popularity of What Does the Fox Say? has led to North American talk show appearances.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts3GzWuoD1Q

The duo have appeared on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show.
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:31 pm

US actress & comedienne Betty White turned 93 years of age yesterday. See what her birthday surprise was when she was driven on the lot to the soundstage this week. https://ca.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/betty-whites-birthday-flash-mob-175646685.html
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:42 pm

Summertime in North America means lots of events around music or about music! Time to plan where and when to go, arrange for tickets and transportation and plan for weather conditions as crowds usually mean outdoor seating for the stage shows.

Most weekends at Harbourfront Centre(Toronto's waterfront area) have themed musical programs plus vendors (merchandise/food) on-site. There is nearby shopping, an Inuit art gallery, a contemporary art gallery featuring Pan-Am artist exhibitions and a cruise ship/

Guelph, ON has its annual Hillside festival for folk musicians and fans coming up this month. http://hillsidefestival.ca/

FrancoFest is on at Gage Park in Hamilton Ontario this weekend-the kickoff event starts tonight. http://www.francofesthamilton.ca/
The same park next week will have It's Your Festival on-site: http://www.itsyourfestival.ca/
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby alohasand on Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:01 pm

SMAP, a male singing group from Japan, announced its breakup last month (effective at the end of December-perhaps to conclude with the annual New Year's Eve show?). Cue sounds of fans' hearts breaking worldwide but realistically, the singers are middle-aged and they want to move on.

http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/08/smap-members-release-statements-on-their-disbandment

28 years is an amazing run for a band.

Another article on the announcement and the group's appeal:
For two decades, its five members — Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori — have also hosted one of Japan’s top-rated television programs, “SMAP X SMAP,” a family-friendly variety show in which they cook for celebrity guests, compete in games, perform comedic skits and, of course, sing. Each has starred on his own in numerous television series, movies and commercials. The frontman, Mr. Nakai, has been a newscaster for several Olympic Games.

The group, whose members started out as teenagers performing on skateboards and now range in age from 39 to 44, managed to both broaden its audience beyond adolescent girls and hold on to them over the years. Many of their most ardent fans are women who grew up with them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/20/world/asia/japan-smap-breakup.html?_r=0
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby kittydiva on Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:31 am

Hello -

Sorry for not having read through all 22 pages, but I can't resist getting in on this one.

I always love music and prefer mostly classic/progressive rock. The Moody Blues are probably my top faves, and I also love The Beatles, Argent, Little River Band, U2, CSN&Y (now kaput), Badfinger, Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett. My most favorite song of all is "Question."

I also like to listen to classical --- sometimes, but not the more modern or discordant or depressing stuff. Jazz not so much, but Gerry Mullgan was great and there's a young jazz guy, a saxophonist, believe, whose CD I have, but can't get the name right now.

So there's always lots of music out there, right?
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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby dreamon on Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:04 am

Welcome to the forum. I'm a fan of that song and others by the Moody Blues. Bit of a fan of the big band era, also classic rock.




https://youtu.be/bR3K5uB-wMA?t=6

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Re: Let The Music Do The Talking

Postby kittydiva on Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:28 pm

dreamon wrote:Welcome to the forum. I'm a fan of that song and others by the Moody Blues. Bit of a fan of the big band era, also classic rock.




https://youtu.be/bR3K5uB-wMA?t=6

Hi there! Thanks for the welcome; it's nice to be here. You being a fan of the big band era is quite interesting. Do you have a favorite big band?
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