Tag Archives: Singing

Musical Theatre: Art Imitating Life?

Who is Really in Charge? In 2006, Mel Gibson made a mistake. In the heat of the moment, he said some stuff that got him sidelined for almost 10 years. Admittedly, what he said sounded weird at the time, but, … Continue reading

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French and Saunders: Homage

Parody-se Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders have been the UK’s funniest female duo, ever. Their humour is sometimes over-the-top (OTT) and can seem even juvenile at times, but they never cease to make me smile. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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Canada’s Unsung Hero?

Bryan Adams Although Bryan was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1959, it wasn’t until he moved to Burnaby in British Columbia that he became the Rock ‘n’ Roller that he is now. His first hit, and video, was “Cuts Like … Continue reading

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Contemporary Canadian Folk Musicians

One is Gone but Most Remain Growing up, music played a tug-of-war with my heart and my mind. I like most genres. But the soft spot is the category “Old Folkie”: I aspire to that one. (Harry Chapin wrote a … Continue reading

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The Hills Are Alive…

…with The Sound of Music Why this one has become a Christmas film, I don’t know. But I suspect it’s because of the theme of family, in this case, the Trapp Family Singers. “Based on the memoir The Story of … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2014: a new direction?

When I lived in England, this annual ritual used to be mocked, and yet watched, by millions of people in Europe. We all knew it was just a chance for any country to support its neighbours. But this year something … Continue reading

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