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Iconic hard rock guitarist, Eddie Van Halen dies, age 65

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The New York Times and other media outlets reported today that guitar legend, Eddie Van Halen has died. The 65-year-old guitarist is reported to have suffered from throat cancer, which eventually moved to his brain. The loss is brutal for so many who have revered the Dutch-American musician for his evolutionary style "Where Have...

Rachael and Vilray play swing music of yesteryear with a side of charm and wit

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Without any introduction or explanation otherwise, anyone listening to swing duo Rachael and Vilray would think that the duo had stepped right out of the 1930s or 1940s to bring the world harmony and humor-rich songs that shake away the anxieties and doldrums of the present day. Recently, the pair appeared on NPR's...

Kayle’ Brecher’s “Kayleidoscope” is full of surprises

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"Kayleidoscope" is vocalist, arranger, and composer Kayle' Brecher's eighth recording. She has created new arrangements for classic songs. The arrangements illustrate her approach to re-visioning songs. With a hearty ensemble of more than a dozen musicians, Brecher brings a fresh style to beloved tunes. Among them, "My Favorite Things." A bit about Brecher

Jake Hoot wins “The Voice” season 17

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And, seemingly just like that, it's over. After weeks of speculation, commenting and reading comments online, judging performances as they aired, it is over. A new winner of "The Voice" has been crowned. Jake Hoot, a six-foot-six country crooner with a humble persona and radio-friendly voice has won. Did anyone see this coming? Odds...

Radio station bans Kanye West after slavery remarks

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A radio station in Detroit has placed a ban on all things Kanye West. According to the Detroit Free Press, msn.com and others, 105.1, a hip-hop station, has begun using the hashtag "mute Kanye" because of his recent comments about slavery, in which he claimed that black Americans chose to be enslaved. West has stated that because slavery had...

A conversation about music with blues musician, John Minton

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John Minton is a legend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but he would never describe himself that way.  Music- and culture-minded students at Indiana University-Purdue University, now Purdue University, Fort Wayne have flocked to his graduate and undergraduate classes on folklore, rock ‘n’ roll history and master classes on popular culture, music and society. The popularity of those classes coupled...

Michael Sweet of Stryper talks God, music, and Wal-Mart

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Michael Sweet is the lead singer of Christian metal band, Stryper. Recently I had the opportunity to interview the singer via email just as the band was embarking on a tour that will take them around the world. I first learned of Stryper upon the release of “In God We Trust.” I was a child, and naively thought that it...

Influential gospel singer and arranger, Edwin Hawkins dies

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Edwin Hawkins, gospel singer, and arranger died Tuesday, Jan. 15. Hawkins is best-known for his contemporary arrangement of "Oh, Happy Day." Hawkins' version of the song influenced performers across racial and genre boundaries. The beauty of "Oh, Happy Day" For decades, I thought that the late Andrae Crouch was the originator of "Oh, Happy Day." The gospel singer's version was popular...

Michaela Steinhauer offers style twists and turns on “Changes and Choices”

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German singer, Michaela Steinhauer's latest album is "Changes and Choices." The work is a concept album about a "seasoned lady" (perhaps veteran performer) seeking inner peace after leaving the past behind through thoughtful reminiscing. The songs take audiences on a journey of emotions and personal growth: two things that modern audiences can identify with,...

“Ghost Adventures” to take on Joe Exotic’s former zoo

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The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Oklahoma is better known as Joe Exotic's zoo. On October 26, 2020, it will be the site of a paranormal investigation by the popular Ghost Adventures Crew. The episode of "Ghost Adventures" is called "Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic's Zoo." The zoo was featured in the Netflix documentary...

Top 20 Punjabi Songs – October 21, 2020

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Today’s post is Top 20 Punjabi Songs – October 21, 2020. There is no change in this week’s top 20 list from last week. The first 4 songs this week, are still Shopping de daurey… by The Landers and Gurlez Akhtar, Ishqande leke 2... by Sajjan Adeeb and Payal Rajput, Manak diya kalian… by Jazzy B, Sangdi...

Geeta Dutt sings for Hemant Kumar

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Today’s second post is - Geeta Dutt sings for Hemant Kumar. The professional combination of Singer Geeta Dutt and Composer Hemant Kumar gave several melodious songs. Sahib told his Bibi and Ghulam that they would be together as Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962). But, the Bibi was a high Fashion (1957) freak and told Sahib that she would...

Supervisory Logistics Management Support Specialist Job in Warren, Michigan – Department of the Army

The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Army. The opening is for a Supervisory Logistics Management Support Specialist in Warren,...

Administrative Officer Job in Washington DC, District of Columbia – Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Other Agencies and Independent Organizations. The opening is for an Administrative Officer in Washington DC, District...

Lead Contact Representative *Seasonal* *NTE* Job in Seattle, Washington – Department of the Treasury

The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Treasury. The opening is for a Lead Contact Representative *Seasonal* *NTE* in Seattle,...

Staff Operations & Training Specialist Job in Tallahassee, Florida – Department of the Army

The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Army. The opening is for a Staff Operations & Training Specialist in Tallahassee,...

INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST Job in Lackland AFB, Texas – Department of the Air Force

The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Air Force. The opening is for an INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST in Lackland AFB, Texas...

Command Executive Officer Job in Vicksburg, Mississippi – Department of the Army

The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Army. The opening is for a Command Executive Officer in Vicksburg, Mississippi Feel...