Yuna’s International Influence

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After over five years and three hundred posts, there are still times when I write something for the first time. This week is one of those times. Weekly Music Commentary this week features Yunalis Mat Zara’ai, professionally known as Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna. I have written about music with Asian influence, but this is the first timeRead More

Reinventing Fantasia


The date was April 7, 2013. That’s the date when I published the first post featuring dynamic singer/entertainer Fantasia Barrino. Titled “Against All Odds”, the focus was about how much the American Idol champion had to overcome in life. Fantasia survived, and at that point seemed poised to move on with her life and careerRead More

New Music From Missy Elliott?


“There’s a harsh reality – nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast.” Recently I found this quote while preparing for another post. The sentence is powerful because it is applicable to us all, regardless our age and place in life. I found it interesting that the statement above was by hip hopRead More

Going In Another Direction


Do you have a favorite band or singing group? Do you listen to their music all the time? Most importantly, are they still performing together? That last question is the most important, because some of the most successful bands of all time have experienced breakup. When it does occur, group members may remain somewhat closeRead More

Cyndi’s Musical Detour

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I’m sure all of you have heard the saying, “time flies when you’re having fun.” However, even when experiencing adverse conditions, months and years rapidly move ahead. I can think back to 1983 and remember various events that left indelible marks upon my memory. While attending college, I can remember a young woman who burstRead More