Music

Susan Boyle: Dreams Really Do Come True – Just Have Faith & Believe

I Dream a Dream

By Natasha Slinko

It is said that dreams do come true, and on January 21st 2009, Scottish-born Susan Boyle took one extraordinary leap of faith to achieve her dream by stepping completely out of her comfort zone, auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent to follow her one true passion – singing.

'I Dreamed A Dream’, a song made famous by the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Les Misérables, was Boyle’s song of choice.

Boyle stepped onto the stage, only to be ridiculed by the judges and the audience alike, as they assumed and promptly judged a book by its cover, disvaluing anything else that was present, such as the human heart and the human spirit. How brave and resilient she was in the light of their scorn.

Then history was made as Boyle began to sing “I dream a dream in time gone by, when hope was high, and life worth living. I dreamed that love would never die, I dreamed that God would be forgiving…” You could have heard a pin drop.

Top 10 Love Songs: The Crush

Love songs are a fundamental part of pop music. Most of us can think of particular songs we associate with the love relationships of our lives. Taken from the Top Chart Songs on Cashbox – The Crush- Love Songs Breakup.

THE CRUSH

1. Paul Anka - Puppy Love (1960)
Paul Anka was only 19 years old when he wrote and recorded this ode to young romance. The song was written in reference to a romance between Anka and Annette Funicello. Donny Osmond also had a hit with the song 12 years later in 1972.

Arthur Kall Notes in Neon

Kall 1

by Sandy Graham

Although born in Edmonton, Alberta, Arthur Kall moved to Montreal, Quebec as a young lad, and considers himself a Quebecer, both in spirit and birthplace. “ I love Montreal, it is a wonderful place and full of energy. In these current times you can live anywhere and promote your music, so staying here is good for me right now.”

BREAKING THROUGH WITH CANADA'S TEEN STAR: ZACH IS BACK!

Zach

By Sandy Graham

ZACH is a talented Canadian singer/songwriter who we wrote about in Cashbox Canada on November 5 and it is already time for an up-date on this young sensation who is sure to take centre stage in the very near future.

ZACH is currently in pre-production for his first labeled CD Release, starting with a single release of a legendary hit song with a new spin (at the time of press the release for the title is still under wrap) which will also be included on his new CD due out by early Spring.

Hailing from Winnipeg, ZACH recently spent a whirlwind weekend in Toronto to start the development of his singing career. First stop was with renowned photographer/video producer Taffi Rosen who shot his promo shots for his website and promotion kit to accompany the new project. On hand for the shoot was Corky Laing, drummer of Mountain, Cork and West Bruce & Laing.

BREAKING THROUGH WITH CANADA'S TEEN STAR: Justin Bieber - Just Gettin’ Started

Justin Bieber

Compiled by Bill Delingat

Justin Bieber is a 15 year-old soul-singing phenomenon from Stratford, Ontario and after posting dozens of homemade videos on YouTube in 2007, of recreating songs of his favorite artists like Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, Bieber racked up over 10,000,000 viewers.

Bieber said "I started singing about three years ago," and "I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time; I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place."

BREAKING THROUGH WITH CANADA'S TEEN STAR: Alyssa Rubino The Best Is Yet To Come!

Alyssa Rubino

By Bill Delingat

The date of 9.9.9 marked the launch of D.K.O the new project of renowned reggae artist, Darrin Kenneth O’Brien a.k.a. SNOW.

The event had a spectrum of talent from all genres of music, with the evening ending with a surprise performance by SNOW himself. The start of the event was just as surprising as a young female and an acoustic guitar took the stage while the bustle of bar life filled the room. Suddenly the buzz quieted down when Alyssa Rubino started to sing. The song was “Beautiful to Know” written by Alyssa Rubino ,Danny Rubino and Trust. The crowd showed their respect as the 11 year old singer and her accompaniment Trust left the stage. That’s right, 11 years old.

So where did it all begin?

Alyssa Rubino is a Talented 11 year Old... Singer/Actress She was molded by her musical Dad, Danny Rubino, who has been in the music Industry for over 20 years.

The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Simon Bolivar 1

by Rob Tomaro

It was a wet Thursday morning. Twenty thousand kids descended upon this vast sports arena. Not for Miley. Not for sports. For Tchaikovsky. For Rossini. Their parents had paid for them to come to hear a symphony orchestra. To hear. To listen. No explosions. No tanks transforming into monsters. Rossini. How was such a thing possible?

The place bristled with cameras on giant dollies. Somebody, somewhere, was pouring out a great deal of money in the hopes of turning this into a TV special and the Emcee was on the mike ten minutes before showtime trying valiantly to program them to be quiet when the cameras rolled. They were already jumping up and down in their seats. "We're filming this for TV, everyone!!" Good luck, pal. There's twenty thousand of them and one of you. Why do I hear Pink Floyd faintly in the background? But, he was doing his best: "Hey, kids. Let's practice silence!!" ("Hey, teacher. Leave those kids alone.")

Hollywood Heavy Metal

Anvil

The Anvil Story

by Bill Delingat

If you lived in Toronto in the 60’s and 70’you would have been in the midst of a musical transition from the folksy peacenics and “Flower Power’ of Yorkville to the rock ‘n’ roll rebellion and well sprayed coifs of the “Hair Bands” of Yonge Street and finally the crash and burn of “Punk Rock” on Queen West. In the midst of the new ‘Metal Scene’ of music with hard rockers, like the Killer Dwarfs, Goddo, and Streetheart came a group of gnomish characters called “Anvil”.

Top 30 Halloween Songs

 

1. Thriller - Michael
2. The Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Cyrptkickers
3. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
4. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
5. Your Brains – Jonathon Coulton
6. Bad Moon Rising - CCR
7. Clap for the Wolfman – The Guess Who
8. Dead Man’s Party - Oingo Boingo
9. Devil In Disguise - Elvis
10. Devil In My Car - The B52's
11. Don’t Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult  
12. Ghost Town - The Specials
13. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr
14. Hellbound On My Trail - Robert Johnson
15. Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
16. I Put a Spell On You - Screaming Jay Hawkins
17. I’m The Wolfman - Round Robin
18. Let’s Do The Time Warp Again - Rocky Horror Picture Show
19. Little Demon-Screaming Jay Hawkins

Michael Buble Rules North American Album Charts

Michael Buble

By Sandy Graham

Canada’s favourite crooner Michael Buble, currently on a Euro-promo-jaunt and set to perform on the hugely popular UK X Factor TV show this coming Sunday, is running rings around superstars such as Madge, Babs, the Black Eyed Peas, Kiss and Jay-z as his album trips cash registers in North America and holds down the #1 spot on the Album charts in both Canada and the US for a 2nd consecutive week.

In Canada, Buble’s career-turning Crazy Love incredibly outsold the combined sales of other album artists populating Canada’s top 10, and his combined two week sales are almost double that of  Whitney Houston’s much vaunted seven-week old  I Look To You comeback album.

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