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Prelude To Valentine’s Day!

Next Thursday is the day of love, when  Cupid will be out making sure we all get our cards, flowers, chocolates and love. Cupid has that day covered but Wasabi is getting a head start with The Stan Clark Orchestra

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Family Day Sounds Like This…

Family Day is coming up soon and if you’re looking for things to do with the….well family, you might want to check this out. It’s the Big Bang Festival, a fun-filled two-day children’s music festival offering free and low cost

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Foreigner Re-Record Song For A Great Cause

I remember the first time I heard the song I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner live, it was at the Montreal Forum and they brought out this great chorus of kids to sing it and it was

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

No pressure but you have until Sunday to cast your vote for who should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame next year. The top five vote-getters will be tallied along with the other ballots by industry

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Super Cooper Brothers

The Cooper Brothers for me are just the most amazing band, I have loved them ever since first hearing them on my little red transistor radio when I was a little girl.  Their songs, the harmonies, the music, it’s like

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Jewel 98.5 Presents John McDermott Trio Celebrating 25 Years!

  Internationally renowned recording star John McDermott is coming to Ottawa, bringing with him a storied career of musical accomplishments and a wealth of talent.   This tour will showcase a variety of selections from his storied discography presented through

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Listening To Music While Working Or Studying Can Help Increase Productivity

So, what is the best music for studying or concentrating? Author Dan Jacques wrote an in-depth article on that topic. Here’s a quick overview… The University of Wales undertook a study in 2011 to see how well students were able to

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Going Southern In November

When I was young, I loved listening to my little transistor radio and our local radio station CKTS and all the great music coming out of that little speaker under my pillow at night. The Cooper Brothers were one of

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Boy George He’s Back!!

It’s been a while since anyone has been able to utter the words…..new music and tour from Culture Club but now we finally can!! Culture Club has just released their first single in 20 years and it’s called Let Somebody

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Get Your Phil…With This New Upcoming Box Set

He has been a member one of one of Britain’s most significant rock bands, Genesis and not to mention, one of the world’s biggest male solo stars, but Phil Collins was always eager to collaborate with an eclectic range of

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A Petty Box Set ;)

If you’re a fan of Mr Tom Petty then mark September 28th on your calendar as Reprise Records will be releasing An American Treasure, a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

  The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival returns for the 2018 season. The line-up includes an incredible host of performances that are sure to inspire and entertain!     The Ottawa International Jazz Festival is the premier music event to take

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Wish You Had More Time To Listen To Music? You’re Not Alone

As we grow older, the amount of time we spend listening to music diminishes. Interest in new music seems to peak in our early 20s. After that, we tend to cling to the music we discovered in our youth. There

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Between A Rock And A Hyde Place

Remember the band The Payolas of the eighties and the song Eyes Of A Stranger?  They later changed that to Rock And Hyde as the band was comprised of Paul Hyde and Bob Rock.  Paul Hyde later went solo while

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A Summer Of Music In A Magical Setting

You can enjoy a magical stay at CAMMAC Music Centre located on Lake MacDonald in the Laurentians where classes are geared to all levels of experience and interest. Whether your dream is to play alongside your child, return to a

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