After four albums that increasingly showed the band departing from its headbanging heavy metal roots, the Sword frontman J.D. Cronise knew it was time to make a clean break when making the band’s fifth album, High Country. With a new focus on songs as opposed to riffs, getting rid of the down-tuned guitars and incorporating heavy use of synthesizers, the Sword in 2015 is certainly a different band that than the one that released their…"The Sword and Frontman J.D. Cronise Set Aside Metal and Spread Their Wings on ‘High Country’"
Some people have all the luck. They can act, they can sing, they can write songs and they can do music. Of course, maybe luck is the wrong word. Perhaps it should be: some people have all the talent and the discipline to cultivate it and then become artists. Yes, I know, too many words, but you understand what we mean, don’t you? Take, The Brazilian woman Rita Shukla, for instance. She started playing piano…"DESTINED FOR THE ARTS SINGER RITA SHUKLA"
A friend of mine was a camera operator for a few films and he told me that it can be a highly stressful job. He would get really nervous just before the director yelled “Action” even though he had worked the camera scores of times before that. My friend, unfortunately, got out of the film business because he felt he couldn’t handle the anxiety of being a camera operator. That’s certainly understandable. However, we are…"WORLD RENOWNED CAMERA OPERATOR SHARATH CHANDRA"
What would be on accomplished dancer Filippo Calvagno’s bucket list of amazing gigs? Him being cast in Dancing with the Stars: Sizzle & Groove Latin Dance DVD with Karina Smirnoff and Kym Johnson, that’s what. Well, he can check that off his list as the sultry dancer of Latino descent, born in Germany in 1986, was recently put to the Dancing with the Stars test, auditioning in LA alongside 300 other male dancers. It was…"Filippo Calvagno, Dancing with the Stars: Sizzle & Groove Latin Dance DVD with Karina Smirnoff and Kym Johnson"
Attilio Pascal is a world renowned audio engineer who has been at the Bimhuis one of the most renowned jazz and world music venues in Europe. Working with some of the greatest musicians and composers from around the world, Attilio continues to amaze audiences with his impeccable skills –and making the music sound amazing wherever he goes. We recently had a chance to meet with him and he was happy to share some of his…"Music Venue ‘Bimhuis’ the New Residency for Audio Engineer Attilio Pascal"