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2017 Year-Ender Album Recommendations

2017 Year-Ender Album Recommendations

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The year is nearing its end once again, giving way to yet another new beginning, new adventures. So, it is time to make a recap of new music released in 2017 that any music

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A New Appetite for Guns N’ Roses (Aug. 24, Investors Group Field)

A New Appetite for Guns N’ Roses (Aug. 24, Investors Group Field)

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I had to attend to something important hours before the Winnipeg leg of Guns N’ Roses’ “Not in This Lifetime” Tour, which was held at the Investors Group Field, on August 24, the reason

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Video Killed the Radio Star? Not Really

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not Really

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(On the Significance of Music Videos) In the Internet age, YouTube is perhaps the biggest source of music videos. Whenever a music fan wants to check out a new song by her favorite artists

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Sheeran at MTS: The Little Red-Haired One-Man Band

Sheeran at MTS: The Little Red-Haired One-Man Band

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Born on February 17, 1991, in West Yorkshire, England, the award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran started his singing career as early as 2004, independently releasing collections of his original materials. He eventually signed with a

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Are You Sexy for the DKF Fashion and Singing Show?

Are You Sexy for the DKF Fashion and Singing Show?

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DKF Runway 2017 June 16, Friday District Stop Dance Club The forthcoming summer fashion show billed as DKF Runway 2017 is another brainchild of Fran Vasu and AJ Batac. The entrepreneur Vasu is the

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Philippines’ Finest Alternative Novelty Bands

Philippines’ Finest Alternative Novelty Bands

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The Alternative Rock scene of the Philippines is populated by countless of bands and artists many of whom have made their unique marks in the country’s music history. The scene may be traced back

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Tribute to Dead Music Icons (part 1)

Tribute to Dead Music Icons (part 1)

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In the ending year, 2016, many music celebrities had bidden farewell to the world, permanently. Here are some of them. Considering the passion and genius of these artists—to make music and write songs—the best

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Mustering Memories through Songs (part 3)

Mustering Memories through Songs (part 3)

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Here are some more old and new songs that I love listening to, primarily because I love how they sound like and what they sing about and, secondarily, because of their power to pull

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Building Memories through Songs

Building Memories through Songs

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Many people could wax nostalgia on only very old songs, citing their youthful memories as the stimuli that trigger such wistful and wishful feelings. For me, however, because I have developed keen ears for

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