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Creation to Congratulation: The Road to a Grammy
By Bill Pere - 02/24/2012 - 12:41 PM EST

How does an Indie artist get from an idea to having a song on a Grammy-winning Album?  Here is the whole story of how Bill Pere and Les Julian created a song which, 17 years later, was part of the "Best Children's Album" at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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CD REVIEW: Hiding Scarlet - Hiding Scarlet
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/24/2012 - 12:54 AM EST

Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal and Art Rock

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My interview with hit songwriter Dallas Frazier
By Bronson Herrmuth - 02/23/2012 - 10:59 PM EST

Dallas Frazier has had a huge career and he's still going strong! A one on one interview with a hit songwriter you can read and/or listen to.

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EP REVIEW: Engloria - Drive
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/23/2012 - 02:34 PM EST

Alternative Pop/Rock

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EP REVIEW: Annalise Emerick - Starry Eyed
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/23/2012 - 02:05 PM EST

Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

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CD REVIEW: Adam Burrows - Tall Tales
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/21/2012 - 11:01 PM EST

Acoustic folk/pop

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The Importance of Being Real
By Beth Lawrence - 02/09/2012 - 07:06 PM EST

As a performer, as a storyteller, it is our mission to reveal our authentic self when we take the stage. This is probably why many performers suffer from stage fright - they are truly terrified to open themselves to an audience who they feel may judge them negatively. The only way to get over this fear is to drop the facade and realize that we are all the same. You must know that we are all of the same tribe. And a tribe protects its own! Being real means that you understand the commonality that you share with everyone in your audience. You share a common humanity. We have all cried, laughed, loved, been rejected. If you are hiding behind a mask, only pretending to be real, not only your audience, but your own true self will be left unmoved.

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CD REVIEW: Bradford Rogers - Guiro
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/06/2012 - 05:25 PM EST

Smooth Jazz

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CD REVIEW: Rosa Wallace - Space to be Free
By Cyrus Rhodes - 02/02/2012 - 12:09 AM EST

Folk

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