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Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers Brings Magic to Iridium Jazz Club

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

A glittering metropolis like Manhattan has many, many confectionary delights at Christmastime but one of the best is Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers show this week at Broadway's Iridium Jazz Club.

The Healing Power of Holiday Community Singing

Brenda Peterson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Peterson

We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.

10 Reasons to Make Singing Your Happiness Drug!

Tania de Jong | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tania de Jong

Our brains developed with singing and music as a survival mechanism. Before there were governments or nations, tribes and groups used songs and dance to build loyalty to the group, transmit vital information and ward off enemies. Those who sang survived.

When Silence Gives the Opera Meaning

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts
Henriette Lazaridis

It's a marvel to me that the moment I would consider the opera's most powerful -- indeed, the moment in which the underlying seriousness of this seemingly comic fluff reveals itself -- comes in silence.

Shut up And Sing

Daron Hagen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

They performed the song a couple of times, thanked me, and left. A moment later, the singer returned, cheeks wet with tears. "Thank you, sir," she said, squeezing my hand. Then, urgently: "I love the songs so much."

You're Smart, But Do You Feel Whole? 3 Ways to Reboot Your Spiritual OS

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Think of it as our human software - the spiritual operating system that orients everything we do. It guides us as we think, work, play, love, create...

This Woman's Polyphonic Overtone Singing Sounds Alien

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.05.2014 | Weird News

When you watch German musician Anna-Maria Hefele demonstrate a few polyphonic overtone singing techniques, you will get chills. "Overtone singing ...

Sofia Vergara And Jimmy Fallon's Lip Flip Had To Happen

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Comedy

"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara liked Jimmy Fallon's "Lip Flip" with Billy Crystal so much that on Monday night she also swapped lips with the "...

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

Coming Out, Again: A Singer Battles Depression and Stage Fright

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.

Actress/Singer MacKenzie Porter Is on AMC's Hell on Wheels

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Ahhh, the gorgeous MacKenzie Porter. MacKenzie is a self-starter who has entertainment in her genes. Music, acting and I'm sure there will be something else she takes on during her career!

Sarah McLachlan on Lilith Fair and Some Other Tough Questions

Quora | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"We had so many men say to us, 'why do you hate men,' when nothing of the sort was ever discussed or even thought. What did celebrating women's music have to do with hating men? Not a damn thing, as far as I could tell."

Sarah McLachlan on Music and the Industry

Quora | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"I think any musician who can take a piece of music and not just play it but can put themselves and all their passion into it becomes an artist even if it's only them hearing it."

Sarah McLachlan on Her Influences and Inspirations

Quora | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"I wrote 'Angel' after being on the road for almost two years straight and was both mentally and physically drained."

Lessons From Opera Camp

Karl Romain | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Karl Romain

The art of tai chi and the art of singing share many things -- discipline, regular practice, and an emphasis on the breath. But, what may surprise you, as it did me, is that the breath, as a vehicle for directing energy to the singer's stage presence, was paramount in the success of any stage production.

Beauty in Judaism

KidSpirit | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

I am a Jew, by heritage and ethnicity. No one in my family is particularly religious; I don't think any of us believe in God.

Joan Ryan Makes Musical Magic at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

For the first time in a year and half, Joan Ryan, and her four octave range, comes home to Los Angeles in a cabaret show that earned her the honor of Broadway World's Top Female Cabaret Artist of 2013.

Enough With the Deep Breathing Already!

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

You want deep breathing? Push faster. Suck the air into your lungs hungrily, use it all up and give it right back. A beautiful, intense exchange with the world that will make you feel more alive than at any other moment of your dutifully, organized day.

3 Ways to Improve Your Voice Without a Voice Teacher

Arthur Samuel Joseph | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Arthur Samuel Joseph

Breath is fuel. Your voice is the most unique muscle in your body. It is designed as both a wind instrument and a string instrument.

The Gifted Speaker: Baby Your Voice

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

I have found that my vocal chords and my throat are like a canary in a cave. If they don't feel right, a cold, flu or other general cootie is generally right around the corner. Does this send panic through me as I set out to sing or act? Yes it does. Does the same issue hold true for public speaking? Yes it does.

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.

The 5 Rs Of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

The Gifted Speaker -- Throwing Yourself Under the Bus

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

Knowing where you can go wrong will help you to watch for these pitfalls. With everything positive you are attempting to put into your presentation it's good to look at what you can avoid and what may pull your speech down.

The Gifted Speaker: 'Like, Um, Like, Like, Like, You Know, You Know' -- Filler Overload

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

I have many students who have struggled with this problem. All of them have been able to conquer it with some success. Most important though is consider where you are and what you are trying to say. There is a time and place for everything.

This Little Girl Singing 'Folsom Prison Blues' Has Stolen My Heart

Roadtrippers | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Roadtrippers

Her name is Emi Sunshine and she's just the sweetest thing this side of the Mississippi. Here she is performing Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" at Market Square in Knoxville TN. She's also known to perform her brand of Country Blues at Sweetwater Flea Market in Sweetwater, TN.