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PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

One video and one strange dance later, and PSY, a South Korean rapper and singer, is out breaking YouTube and making millions. PSY has been making music for Korean audiences for 12 years, but his sudden rise to fame in the international market has come to a complete shock to […]

 
 

Gangnam Style Takes America

Gangnam Style Takes America

Hair slicked back and wearing a tacky light blue suit, Psy galloped his way to become an international sensation. Since the release of his hit single, “Gangnam Style,” in July 2012, the South Korean rapper, Psy has taught Britney Spears how to dance, performed for President Barack Obama and broke […]

 
 

Beat Bullying

Beat Bullying

Tyler McKeever, 16, meanders his way through a sea of students to get to his first class on a misty Monday morning at East Ridge High School, in suburban Woodbury, Minnesota. As he walks, his outward demeanor looks calm and collected, but, on the inside, painful memories cloud his thoughts.

 
 

Can The Glamazons Keep Growing?

Can The Glamazons Keep Growing?

For almost 15 years, Meryl “Lady” Finger has enjoyed the highs and suffered through the low of a performing career which has taken her from a national tour of a Broadway show to a cult following for her own musical revue to nation attention on the 2007 season of “America’s […]

 
 

Catching Bieber Fever

Catching Bieber Fever

At age 17, Justin Bieber has 17 million followers on Twitter, 40 million fans on Facebook and more than two billion video views on YouTube – the most ever for any one person. His 2010 record “My World 2.0” was ranked number one in America and certified platinum. He sold […]

 
 

Why Sinatra Endures

Why Sinatra Endures

  The 50’s was a decade of fatalism, a time when the United States was facing a great enemy in the Soviet Union, when America had to readjust its soldiers coming back, and when it seemed like life could be wiped away by the atomic bomb. Yet the 50’s also […]

 
 

ARETHA IS STILL QUEEN

ARETHA IS STILL QUEEN

  While a debate rages between overzealous music fans of who can claim the title of the Kings or Queens or pop, rock, hip-hop, and R&B; there stands only one “Queen of Soul.” Ms. Aretha Franklin. David Ritz, author of “Aretha: From These Roots” a book focused on allowing Franklin […]

 
 

B.I.G., Still Notorious

B.I.G., Still Notorious

by Myles Tanzer “Yeah It’s me/ the B.I.G. / Competition rapper ever since 13,” bellows a portly 17-year-old Christopher Wallace in a grainy video shot in 1986 on the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The short clip of the soon-to-be superstar — The Notorious B.I.G. — has amassed over five million […]

 
 

Kings of Leon Find Fame

Kings of Leon Find Fame

By: Kimberly McNally “As strange as this may sound, the second I met Caleb and Nathan Followill I immediately saw their future fame in their eyes,” said Stephen C. Mitchell, director of Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon. Kings of Leon, an American rock band, formed in Nashville, […]

 
 

‘Making It’ Pop

‘Making It’ Pop

The ingredients for sweet success in the most addictive music genre By Javy Rodriguez “The name is Simon, the game is P.O.P…” – Simon Curtis, “Laser Guns Up” It’s a cool Friday night in April, and it’s show time for Simon Curtis. The 25-year-old up-and-coming pop singer from Tulsa, Oklahoma […]