Category Archives: Music

Afro-Colombian musician finds refuge in Canada’s largest city

Toronto-based, New York Times and Billboard-charting global music supergroup Sultans of String have released their brand-new single, Mi Santuario, featuring the four core Sultans as well as an incredibly talented and inspiring special guest, Juan Carlos Medrano.

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Walk Off The Earth’s depth defying show from atop the CN Tower

Did anyone call the Guinness Book of World Records on this one? Walk Off The Earth and Amazon Music are hosting a livestream performance from the top of the world record-breaking heights of one of the most recognized buildings in the world.

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A dream deferred. Is it ever too late to chase your dreams?

R&B singer Rebecca Crews just revealed her secret identity. Now she’s enlisted her actor and former pro football playing husband Terry Crews in a starring role in the video for her first release under her stage name, Regina Madre. She spent years holding The Family Crews together and now it’s her turn to follow her dreams.

Regina Madre portrait

… “a personal anthem about not giving up.”

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Rebecca Crews reveals her secret identity

Rebecca King-Crews has appeared alongside her husband on red carpets and co-starred on The Family Crews reality television series. Crews has been in the background of her actor and former professional football playing husband Terry Crews for years, but what most people may not know is that Rebecca is a musician. Even fewer people know that Rebecca performs under another identity, which she purposefully kept a secret until now. 

Rebecca and Terry Crews
Rebecca and Terry Crews
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‘STACKS’ film was written and shot in two days

Mark Christopher Lawrence and Diahnna Nicole Baxter in ‘STACKS’

$TACK$ (STACKS), the directorial debut from Gerald Webb, is a nail-biting, dramatic short film dripping with social commentary on our post COVID-19 world. If you like heavy suspense-drama with a Pacino feel, you’ll enjoy watching this short movie. And it’s even better if you love comedy and a great soundtrack.

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Natural hair and skincare tips from a metal queen

Lzzy Hale’s “Dirty Work” D.I.Y. Recipes Straight from Her Diary

Hale’s “Lady Evil” insignia on her diary, The Diary of Lzzy Hale, seems ominous and even downright scary until you open its pages. Well, Lady Evil gives some great natural skin and haircare tips.

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When you’re in it

Sometimes we forget what it’s like to be in it when we’ve gone through it. And sometimes when we’re in it we feel like we will never make it through.

When Halestorm released the 10th anniversary edition of their debut album last year, the band’s gale-force lead singer Lzzy Hale made an entry into her diary. She said it felt like she’s lived several lifetimes since the debut. She wrote about the hard times they went through together as a band. They were able to make it through those tough times. So I thought I would scrape up her words and share some of them with you here. If you’re a musician, there may be some inspiration in it for you. 

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Alex Trebek created his own set list for final wish performance

American folk music legend Don McLean decided on a list of songs that he was going to perform at the annual Jeopardy! staff Christmas party, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the musician at the request of the late Alex Trebek.

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‘American Pie’ singer helped fulfill Alex Trebek’s final wish

Before he passed away from pancreatic cancer last month Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek asked music legend Don McLean for one last favour, to which McLean was more than happy to agree.

Don McLean holds up the song list beside Alex Trebek and woman
Don McLean, Alex Trebek at Jeopardy! party in LA, 2019. Photo: Jeremy Westby/2911 Media
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‘You’re joshing me,’ student reacts to winning scholarship in surprise video call

Trent University student wins scholarship to study law.

I haven’t heard that phrase in decades but that’s what this student said in a surprise Zoom video call when she learned that she won a scholarship. Staff told her they had some follow-up questions to ask her as part of the application process as they were continuing to review the applications from students transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. Instead, they were actually planning to tell her that she was this year’s winner.

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