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New Age Music With A Side of Meat Loaf

Gillian Farber | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Music
Gillian Farber

It's quite clear that musical tastes change with each generation and so do the outlets which allow music to be heard. I can understand why new age music might not be readily accepted by the older generation. Our ever changing music industry is constantly expanding into various avenues which make it easier for the average singer or talented artist to be discovered.

'The X Factor' Cancelled: Yes, I'm Sad About It

Denette Wilford | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada TV
Denette Wilford

TV shows get cancelled all the time; it's the nature of the business. Some get pulled unexpectedly (though, in hindsight, not really), others are a long time coming. Whatever the case, for fans, it always blows.

Is Simon Cowell Going To Leave 'X Factor'?

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada TV

As a die-hard fan of "The X Factor," the reason I tune in -- aside from the music, of course -- is Simon Cowell. I know, I know, like the guy doesn...

How "Artists" Have Turned into Fame Monsters

Kinnie Starr | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Music
Kinnie Starr

TV programs like The X Factor offer zero insight into the real work ethic behind being a professional artist, all the while encouraging people to think of music as some vain pursuit of splashy fame, setting potentially talented kids and adults up for a permanent sense of dissatisfaction in the arts "unless they become famous."

2012's Most Odd Yet Wonderful TV Duos

Denette Wilford | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada TV
Denette Wilford

As 'The X Factor' comes to an end this week, I wonder what will become of the show in its third season. Even though Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato bicker like a petulant teenager and irksome uncle, I quite like their relationship. I never thought they would share much chemistry, but the 'X Factor' duo has been delightful to watch, which made me think of other pairs on other shows that have been a surprising treat.

Pop Power Rankings: Rihanna Rises, Adele Returns and Lil Wayne Loses

Huffington Post Canada | Johnny Hockin | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks ...

A Musician's Journey Into the New Millenium

Jane Siberry | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Living
Jane Siberry

If you ask someone if they like music, they look at you strangely. It seems to be a universal given. Like asking someone if they like breathing. Can you imagine a world with no music? How quiet it would be? How hard it would be to celebrate? How difficult to fight gravity? How impossible to dance?