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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...

For the first time in 2 months, a bell rings again at NYSE

NEW YORK (AP) - The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened for the first time in two months with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ringing the iconic bell, but the controlled chaos was more subdued Tuesday under new pandemic rules.The floor, known worldwide for an anarchic atmosphere with traders shouting orders over one another, has been...

Bell rings again at New York Stock Exchange as floor reopens

NEW YORK (AP) - The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened for the first time in two months with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ringing the iconic bell, but the controlled chaos was more subdued Tuesday under new pandemic rules.The floor, known worldwide for an anarchic atmosphere with traders shouting orders over one another, has been...

The Latest: Spain declares 10-day mourning period for dead

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:- Spain declares 10-day mourning period for for nearly 27,000 dead.- WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens...

Black man dies after video shows officer kneeling on neck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A black man has died in Minneapolis police custody after video shared online from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.His death, which occurred Monday night after a struggle with police officers, was under investigation by the FBI and state agents. Minneapolis Police...

WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

BANGKOK (AP) - As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.“Right now, we're not in the second wave. We're right in the middle of the first wave globally,"...

The Latest: World TeamTennis plans to allow fans at matches

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___World TeamTennis says it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at outdoor matches during its three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia.All tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation are on hold at...

The Latest: Kremlin spokesman with virus home from hospital

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:- WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes.- Britain’s medicines agency authorizes the use of remdesivir for...

Asia Today: Philippines trying to ease quarantine congestion

BANGKOK (AP) - As about 24,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs abroad are being transported by land, sea or air to their provincial homes, the president warned local officials not to refuse them entry out of coronavirus fears.The workers returned to the country in recent months as jobs dried up worldwide due to the pandemic. They were quarantined for...

Serbia criticizes Montenegro for keeping border ban on Serbs

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) - Montenegro, the first European country to declare itself free of the coronavirus, plans to open its borders to citizens of several European countries except for former ally Serbia - drawing angry reaction Tuesday from Serbian officials.Montenegro’s prime minister said Monday its borders will be opened June 1 for citizens of countries that meet the entry...

Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966) – A Complete Analysis

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The plot of Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966) involves the wooing and then separation of the lead pair. The story also involves the society’s branding of the male protagonist’s mother as an unwed mother. Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966) - A Complete Analysis The title Aaye Din Bahar Ke seems to be appropriate. Bahar or...