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

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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.

Funny Girl Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee: A Russian Girl's Love Letter

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

I knew that over those past two hours, I had experienced a certain, je-ne-sais-quoi, "lightbulb" moment that would impact my life in more ways than one.

The Gifted Speaker -- I've Forgotten How to Breathe

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

And you're off. You've opened your speech, you've thanked your host, you've introduced your topic and right at the end of this run-on sentence you realize, you are out of air!

Watch A Woman Sing 'Flight Of The Bumblebee,' Prepare To Be Amazed

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts

"Flight of the Bumblebee" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is a classic, fast-paced, orchestral joyride for the ages. While you've likely heard the whimsica...

The Gifted Speaker: Why Are You Growling at Me?

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

The Raspy Growl, The Fry -- Ouch! We've all heard it, the sudden drop in the voice, the raspy sounds connected to barely audible words. Have you been ...

This is New York City's Rawest and Most Talented Open Mic [VIDEO]

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
HUMANITY.TV

FOrr those looking to harness and hone their onstage talent and flex their creative muscle -- or are just looking for the next big talent in town -- open mics provide a great stage to achieve that goal.

The Adventure Is in the Detour

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Suddenly, there was this sound I'd never heard before that utterly shattered me. Everything and everyone but Domingo went dark. I was raptured, and I knew right then and there, "I am going to be an opera star!"

The Gifted Speaker: 5 Steps to Breath

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

Pushing Past the Fear Your heart starts to race. Your hands are sweaty. You are pretty sure you are going to faint. You've been asked to speak in fr...

More Glee: How to Avoid Communication Suicide

Cortney McDermott | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

We've all witnessed it: A monotone whisperer reading from slides. Even if the content was spot on, you'd never know because he lost you at hello.

Chris Neville of Tributosaurus Opens Wire

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"Inspiration is overrated. Passion is what gets you there, but work is what makes you great," said Chris Neville, lead singer and musical arranger of ...

A Girl on Her Bike

Robin Korth | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Just recently -- 48 years later -- I bought myself a brand new bike. And you know what? I sing on this bike. I let my voice rise in wonder and love. My heart cries from my throat with joy and laughter, with awe and gratitude. I let it rip and roar as I pedal and explore this city that I call home.