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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...

Top 20 Punjabi Songs – August 12, 2020

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Today’s post is Top 20 Punjabi Songs – August 12, 2020. The first 3 songs of last week’s top 20 have been displaced, this week. This week, the first song is Jatt jaffe… by Jassa Dhillon and Gurlez Akhtar. The song talks about Jassa Dhillon coming out of prison on bail and continuing with his nefarious activities....

Renowned Lyricist Rahat Indori Expires of Heart Attack

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This evening we were shocked to watch the news that - Renowned Lyricist Rahat Indori Expired of Heart Attack. Ph.D. in Urdu literature from Bhoj University, India; he was born Rahat Qureshi. He was diagnosed positive for coronavirus just yesterday. Today, he expired after 3 successive heart attacks. He was 70. Renowned Lyricist Rahat...

Bacha le aye Maula aye Ram – Mohammad Rafi – Ravi – Johnny Walker | Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)

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Movie – Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969) Bacha le aye Maula aye Ram was featured in the Yash Chopra directed B R Chopra produced Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), under the banner of B R Films. The movie starred Dharmendra, Feroz Khan, Saira Banu, Mumtaz, etc. Munish (Dharmendra) is returning from abroad after completing his...

Arzoo (1965) – A Complete Analysis

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Today’s post is Arzoo (1965) - A Complete Analysis. Arzoo (1965) is the story of a man, who loses his foot in an accident and considers himself unworthy of his beloved. It is the story of the victory of love over physical disabilities. Arzoo (1965) - A Complete Analysis Gopal...

May Day by Nepali Artist 199nah

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May Day by Nepali Artist 199nah is a disrespectful ode to politicians. The song visualizes the bitter truth of power, politics and domination of citizens.199nah has this track mixed and mastered in a so-called ‘dark voice’ to symbolize the darkness of today's world and people. 199nah says, satirically, "Respect all the corrupt people. If one individual does not support...

Different Moods of Manna Dey (B/W)

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Today’s second post is Different Moods of Manna Dey (B/W). Manna Dey was an acclaimed playback singer. His actual name was Prabodh Chandra Dey. Versatility came naturally to him. In this post, I have attempted to share different moods, in which he has sung. Different Moods of Manna Dey (B/W)

Manna Dey sings for Mahmood (B/W)

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Today’s post is Manna Dey sings for Mahmood (B/W). Quite a few singers have sung for Actor Mahmood, including my favorite Mohammad Rafi Sahab. Though Mohammad Rafi has sung a lot for Mahmood; in my opinion perhaps Manna Dey’s voice suits the actor’s personality more. Let’s have a look at some songs where Manna Dey sings for...

Registered Nurse-Case Manager Job in Alexandria, Louisiana – Department of Veterans Affairs

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 Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Registered Nurse-Case Manager in Alexandria, Louisiana Feel...

Engineering Technician (Civil) Job in Chicago, Illinois – 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 an Engineering Technician (Civil) in Chicago, Illinois Feel...

Logistics Management Specialist Job in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland – 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 Logistics Management Specialist in Aberdeen Proving Ground,...