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RIVERSIDE SUNDAYS

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ARCHIVE: Another Long Night Out—Culbertson's Surprise, and how a City of Music faces its own

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ARCHIVE: Another Long Night Out—Culbertson's Surprise, and how a City of Music faces its own

Event coverage of Brian Culbertson's August 6, 2014 concert at Chene Park, Detroit, for which Culbertson paid for members of the Detroit Fire Department to attend, after being inspired by a documentary on Detroit's intractable arson problem. I also mull on these and other issues facing the city, and question why exactly it is that I moved there. (And intend to stick around for a while.)

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Making SFX Sexy Again: Interview with J.Lo & Chris Brown Pro Tools Programmer/Engineer KEVIN TEASLEY

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Making SFX Sexy Again: Interview with J.Lo & Chris Brown Pro Tools Programmer/Engineer KEVIN TEASLEY

If you’ve been watching TV or planted yourself in a theater seat often in the past fifteen years, you’ve likely experienced the work of Kevin Teasley. His trailer licenses include, but are so not limited to: Iron Man 2, The Town, Battle for Los Angeles, Despicable Me, Salt, Knight and Day, and Toy Story 3. Kevin is also the sound engineer for R&B singer Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez.

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MAN ON WIRE: A 9/11 Review

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MAN ON WIRE: A 9/11 Review

What's the deal with humanity? I didn't answer that question in watching this film, nor writing this review. But viewing the work of art that tightrope-artist Philippe Petit created—both of himself, and of the World Trade Center twin towers—made me wonder just how we're going to explain ourselves to aliens. And the journey towards that answer may explain a great many things about life in general...

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Slowly Rolling Camera

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Slowly Rolling Camera

Their sound explores ranges of jazz, alternative, soul, and trip hop, among countless other subgenres; a brilliant amalgamation. Neither black nor white, the music has settled into an undefined grey matter that endlessly appeals to music lovers of broad taste. “As the music industry transforms... we like the idea of being hard to place. That’s what keeps it exciting,” she explained, describing the atmosphere they create as “epic in sound and scale, full of life and emotion with loads of energy.

 

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Lin Rountree: Quick Chat on "Soulfunky"

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Lin Rountree: Quick Chat on "Soulfunky"

What separates Lin “The Soul Trumpeter” Rountree from other smooth jazz hornblowers is that his entire mission in the studio is to achieve the intensity and freedom of a live performance. Rountree’s ten-year mission towards making a radio album capable of busting out of that mold, has resulted in what may be his most spirited effort yet, his fifth studio album Soulfunky.

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Mansionair

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Mansionair

The Australian band, Mansionair, released their first EP, “Pick Me Up” in late 2015. Categorized as alternative EDM, their music displays sounds of affectionate, calming, laid back vibes. Mansionair lyrics are captivating; combined with their aesthetic sound, you can’t help but to feel enthralled by their exceptional music.

 

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Michl

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Michl

Now he’s come back with another release, sustaining what is slowly becoming a work of art. “Die Trying” is a breathtaking ballad, creating a quality that has not been seen by Michl before. It doesn’t disappoint. Shimmering pulses accompany his falsetto, lilting vocals. The outcome is easily captivating.

 

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"The Rose that grew from concrete"

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"The Rose that grew from concrete"

Hip-hop and R&B artist Sphynix Roze turned her childhood experience in the foster care system into a drive to provide foster children with life-sustaining good and services: The Sphynix Project.

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BravoBRAVO!

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BravoBRAVO!

BravoBRAVO! is a fundraiser to support the Detroit Opera House as a nonprofit cultural gem in the city of Detroit which is the home of Michigan Opera Theatre. A fundraiser led, supported, & produced by the next generation of art enthusiasts.

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25th Annual Detroit Music Awards

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25th Annual Detroit Music Awards

Distinguished Awards of Achievement were given to ad jingle pioneer Dan Yessian, and the family of founding publicist for Motown Records, Al Abrams, who died in late 2015. Kid Rock, who was to have been presented with a Distinguished Achievement Award, indefinitely postponed his appearance at the show, following the death of Mike Sacha, his personal assistant. Tributes were paid to the lives and works of two recently departed Metro Area greats, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, and founding Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey.

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DWIGHT SILLS: Making of 'Short Stories'

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DWIGHT SILLS: Making of 'Short Stories'

The making of Short Stories was a labor of love that took almost the better part of my musical career to record. It's not that I couldn't or didn't want to; it's more a case of life happening, and as a result, Short Stories is a collection of songs that speaks to my life experiences.

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dvsn

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dvsn

The new mysterious Canadian duo, dvsn, has recently signed with OVO Sound and just dropped SEPT. 5TH, their debut album. Vocalist Daniel Daley and the producer responsible for Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Nineteen85 have come together to make dvsn, a combination that might just be the next Bryson Tiller. They definitely have made something worth blowing up over, and becoming the new rage.

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Vicktor Taiwò

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Vicktor Taiwò

Vicktor Taiwò creates a sound unparalleled. The Nigerian-born singer writes of an unnamed girl, of innocence lost, of his view of the world. There’s palpable grief in his euphony. Accompanied with the haunting strings and reverberations in his songs, the end result is, to say the least, impactful.

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