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Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

The Famous Ukulele Medley “What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole was Originally Recorded in a Completely Unplanned Session at 3 AM in Just One Take.

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, the late Hawaiian musician, did something unusual for music. He reinterpreted a well-known classic. The younger generation might only be familiar with Israel’s rendition of What a Wonderful World, even though it is performed so frequently on TV and in movies these days. It has the same poignancy and shimmering vulnerability as Judy …

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Shaina Twain

Canadian Singer, Shania Twain, is the Only Female Artist in History to Have Three Consecutive Albums Certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Shania Twain achieved success by combining country and pop music. After her 1997 album Come On Over, she rose to international prominence after the release. But did you know she was the only female singer to have three consecutive albums certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America? Shania Twain, a Canadian singer, …

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Frank Sinatra

The Original “New York, New York” Song was Released by Liza Minnelli in 1977. Frank Sinatra Just Covered It.

Frank Sinatra recorded Theme from New York, New York, in 1979 for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future, which became one of his signature songs. But did you know he was not the original singer of the song? Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” song was a cover. Liza Minnelli released the original in 1977. …

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Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Unexpectedly Died at 35. Rumors say That He was Poisoned by Antonio Salieri. While This was Proven Untrue, the Rumors Contributed to Salieri’s Nervous Breakdown.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an influential, famous, prolific classical composer. He wrote nearly 600 works, including some of the most well-known and beloved symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral works. He was born into a musical household in Salzburg. But did you know Antonio Salieri was blamed for his death? When Mozart died unexpectedly at age …

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Listening to Favorite Music

Listening to Your Favorite Music for Just 15 Minutes a Day Lowers Your Stress Levels, Anxiety, and Depression.

Listening to music can be enjoyable, and some research suggests that it may even improve your health. Music can provide pleasure and contentment, but it also has numerous psychological benefits. Music can help people relax their minds, energize their bodies, and better manage their pain. But do you know how music helps improve your mental …

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Monty Phyton

Monty Python’s Song “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” is the Most Requested Funeral Song in England.

All funeral services should include music to pay tribute to a deceased loved one and create an atmosphere of healing. Funeral music is used several times during a funeral service, which is part of funeral planning. Did you know what the most requested funeral song is in England?  Monty Python’s “Always look at the Bright …

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Mary Piercey-Lewis

Mary Piercey-Lewis, a Music Teacher with a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Published a Text of Inuit Choral Music for the First Time in 2021.

Contemporary and traditional Inuit music from Canada’s Arctic region can be found in Inuit Inngiusingit: A Collection of Inuit Choral Music. This collection includes Susan Aglukark’s Inuit pop classics, Paul K. Irksuk’s Inuit folk music, traditional Inuit a-ja-ja songs, and throat songs. But did you know that the first text on Inuit choral music was …

Mary Piercey-Lewis, a Music Teacher with a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Published a Text of Inuit Choral Music for the First Time in 2021. Read More »

Eric Sierra The Fifth Element

For The Fifth Element, Eric Sierra Purposely Wrote Unsingable Things so That the Performer would Sound Like an Alien. When Inva Muls Sang the Part, She was Able to Execute 85% of What Sierra Wrote.

Eric Sierra is an award-winning French composer who wrote the song The Fifth Element. He is best known for his work with Luc Besson on international blockbusters. But did you know he purposely made a part of The Fifth Element un-singable? Composer Eric Sierra purposely created unsingable things in the operatic song in The Fifth …

For The Fifth Element, Eric Sierra Purposely Wrote Unsingable Things so That the Performer would Sound Like an Alien. When Inva Muls Sang the Part, She was Able to Execute 85% of What Sierra Wrote. Read More »

Clara Blandick

What Happened to Clara Blandick?

Clara Blandick was well-known for her role as Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz. She started her career on stage and then in cinema in 1908. She continued to act in films until her retirement in 1950. She then spent much of her time alone and was forgotten in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Clara …

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Ringo Starr

Who Replaced Ringo Starr During the 1964 World Tour?

Sir Richard Starkey, also known as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who rose to international prominence as the Beatles’ drummer. But did you know that he was replaced by a session drummer for the first seven shows of the 1964 world tour? Ringo Starr was hospitalized with tonsillitis on the …

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