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  Ain't Nobody (Chaka Kahn Cover by The Duo Gitarinet) - The Duo Gitarinet - Nikola Djurica (clarinet) and Mirko Dimitrijevic (guitar) - perform their cover of Chaka Kahn's hit 'Ain't Nobody'....
Autistic Man Singing National Anthem Gets Some Help - There is still great hope in humanity, and this video shows that when the entire crowd at Fenway Park comes to the aid of an autistic man singing the National Anthem. Praise God, this is so inspirational[!] ...
  Blue Christmas with Sasha Cohen and Peter Cetera - 2006 U.S. figure skating champion Sasha Cohen skates to 'Blue Christmas' sung by Peter Cetera and, I believe, his daughter, Claire. Cohen was also the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final C...
Brother to Brother - Gino Vannelli and the Portland Band - In 1976, I started my most serious musical education at a school that was heavily focused on jazz, a field I was not too familiar with. In the percussion ensemble, we were given music to the 'War Suite' from 'The Gist of the Gemini'. That was my in...
Bruno Mars: Count on Me - Bruno Mars: Count on Me. If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea / I'll sail the world to find you / If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see / I'll be the light to guide you / Find out what we're made of / When ...
Extreme Rescue 2011 - "Mighty to Save" - This past weekend was a weekend I'll never forget. I had been asked to be the sound technician for what was described as a 'youth rally' at Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Las Vegas. Yeah, sure, no problem, I'm happy to help out. I ha...
Fountains of Bellagio Playlist - These are the songs most often played at the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas: Luck Be a Lady, Frank Sinatra; My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion; One, From the Broadway musical A Chorus Line.; Viva Las Vegas, Elvis Presley, From the film Viva Las Veg...
  Give It To Me, Baby - I was never a big fan of Rick James, but I had one of his songs going through my head today. In the process of downloading it, I stumbled across this cover. It doesn't make me like Rick James or the song any more, but it's the creative aspect that I ...
I Believe in Father Christmas - 'Hallelujah! Noel! Be it heaven or hell, the Christmas we get we deserve.' This is one of my favorite 'Christmas songs', but it's very rarely played because of it's negative elements. It's a great message, if only you would listen and think about...
It's a Beautiful Day - Michael Bublé has been my favorite male singer of the decade, and one of my favorites of all time. When I first heard 'It's a Beautiful Day', I liked the theme on the surface, but as I listened to the lyrics and learned why it was a beautiful day, it...
Jad & Den Quintet Doing ELP's Trilogy - Okay, I'm not too hip on jazz. I burned out on it as a music major in college (jazz musicians are sooooo much better than I am!). But knowing Emerson, Lake and Palmer's music as well as I do, and the title track from their Trilogy album, I can appr...
Jake Shimabukuro - 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' - Live at Anthology San Diego - Jake Shimabukuro is a ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. Shimabukuro became famous internationally in 2006, when ...
Kalyna Rakel - I found Canadian singer Kalyna Rakel performing in front of Lake Bellagio today. I listened to a couple of songs, which I liked. I talked to Kalyna only long enough to confirm that she wasn't from Vegas, then wished her good luck and left. Little di...
Kina Grannis - I Love a Good Cover - I love a good cover, and this is one of the best I've ever heard. 'Oops!...I Did It Again', written by Max Martin and Rami, was poorly sung by Britney Spears who is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a real singer. But because it was such a goo...
  Ladyhawke - 'Blue Eyes' (Official Video) - You may recognize part of this awesome drivin' song from Verizon's 'More' campaign....
Lawrence Beamen - During his 2009 tour with the top America's Got Talent finishers (he was among the top ten!), Lawrence was dining at a Las Vegas restaurant. His waitress was Ellen Burrows, a member of the Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Las Vegas. As...
Michael Bublé - The business where I work often plays music related to promotional events. For example, to promote the art of the late Steve Kaufman, we would play music by Frank Sinatra and The Beatles, common subjects in Kaufman's art. So recently, the staff decid...
  Pharaon - Pharaon performed live at l'Olympia by Chico and the Gypsies (2011)....
Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! - Rascal Flatts arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel this afternoon amid NASCAR burn-outs to kick off their residency at The Joint. Band members Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney each arrived (as a passenger) in a race car from the Richard Petty D...
Rick Rici - Cover of Mr. Mister's 'Kyrie Eleison' - I love a good cover! This one is well worth a listen. Mr. Mister's 'Kyrie Eleison' cover by Rick Rici....
  Sam Swinnerton Cover of Billy Joel's 'Vienna' - Billy Joel is not an easy artist to copy, but that didn't hold young Sam Swinnerton back. This kid nails it from the very first note. He's is a true natural musical talent with a great voice, albeit still developing. Sam writes: "This is one of my ...
  Santa and Rudolph Sing White Christmas - I found this video on a popular e-card site a few years ago. I loved it so much, I added the mp3 to my annual Christmas playlist. This year, I decided to post the video here and share it with everyone (as if my site will contribute to the almost 6 ...
Song of the Day - Like most people, I often have a song going through my head and I just can't get it out. So I thought, why not share? Here's a list of those songs....
'Stairway To Heaven' Performed by Ann and Nancy Wilson - This is a great version of Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, featuring Jason Bonham on drums. It was recorded live at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2012....
ThatRaw.com Presents: IceJJFish - On the Floor (Official Music Video) - WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS CONTENT WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING. VIEWER (UH, LISTENER) DISCRETION ADVISED. ...
Three Young Tenors - I know very little about this video. The link and credits were emailed to me by a friend, and I think it's good enough to share. This is Gianluca Ginoble, 14; Piero Barone, 15; and Ignazio Boschetto, 14, apparently on an Italian television show....
Tips for Singing The Star-Spangled Banner - Over the past few decades, it seems like more often than not, soloists - from police officers to professional singers - who attempt to sing our national anthem get more publicity for their failures rather than for their excellence. The most blatant ...
  Tom Monks' Cover of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' - I found this video of a talented kid, Tom Monks, who recorded ('basically live,' he writes) all the instruments and sang his cover of David Bowie's Let's Dance. On his Youtube channel, Tom describes himself as 'London's biggest embarrassment to the l...
Tribute to Buddy Rich - I grew up in a musical family. Both of my paretns were music teachers, so I was exposed to a variety of great music and musicians. But I was defiant by nature, so I had my favorites. But, looking back, I'm happy with my choices, even today. The f...
Tribute to Carl Palmer - Okay, after my Tribute to Buddy Rich, I was watching some videos on the Internet of Carl Palmer, drummer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Unfortunately, most of the videos are not good quality recordings, and they don't display Palmer's ability as well ...
Tribute to Dave Wallace, Jr. - 2012 was the toughest year of my life. For the first time in my life, I was laid off from my job. I had been with the company 12 years. Ouch. My mother passed away in May. Soon after, her brother passed away. Artist LeRoy Neiman, whom I considered a ...
Valentina Igoshina Performing Chopin's 'Fantasie Impromptu' - What defines an accomplished musician goes well beyond just playing the right notes at the right time. The very best musicians play with feeling that cannot be duplicated. They possess an ability to release the emotions hidden inside the music, and...
  Vegas Street Performers Worth Watching (and Tipping!) - There are hundreds of Las Vegas street performers, both on the Strip and Fremont Street. Musicians, singers, comedians, magicians, acrobats, you name it. Some are entertaining, and some are talentless. Then there are a few who stand out and are worth...
Walter Farina: Where Am I Going? - Speaking of Gino Vannelli (see Brother to Brother - Gino Vannelli and the Portland Band), I discovered a lot of covers posted on YouTube. This one caught my attention. Talented musicians, and a good singer, Walter Farina, doing one of my favorite Gin...
  Who is Jojo Mayer? - I've done a Tribute to Buddy Rich and a follow-up Tribute to Carl Palmer. Today, I was introduced to this video of Sergé 'Jojo' Mayer, who's now one of my favorite drummers....
  You Just Gotta Love Christmas with Jennifer Robinson and Peter Cetera - Six-time Canadian national figure skating champion Jennifer Robinson skates to You Just Gotta Love Christmas written and sung by Peter Cetera, from a 2008 televised program. The song is the title track from Peter Cetera's 2004 Christmas CD by ...
'You Make Me Feel Brand New' by Simply Red - 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' by Simply Red. One August 2010 day, I was walking along the Strip in Las Vegas and heard some live music coming from the back of the Hawaiian Marketplace across from the new CityCenter. I recognized the singers - they pe...
Young Rhema Marvanne Sings the U.S. National Anthem - Young Rhema Marvanne, a gospel singer and actress from Carrollton, Texas, is reported to have been seven years old when she recorded this. She broke some of the rules, and I wouldn't use this as an example of how to sing the SSB, but you gotta admit...
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Pharaon MUSIC Pharaon - Pharaon performed live at l'Olympia by Chico and the Gypsies (2011).... more (Updated Apr 16, 2017)

Video Shows Passengers Fleeing from Las Vegas Strip Gunman CRIME Video Shows Passengers Fleeing from Las Vegas Strip Gunman - This exclusive dashcam-type video excerpt (no audio) shows passengers fleeing after a gunman on a Las Vegas Strip bus began shooting, hitting two men, killing one. Lying on the ground under the canopy on the right side of the screen is victim Gary Br... more (Updated Mar 28, 2017)

Sam Swinnerton Cover of Billy Joel's 'Vienna' MUSIC Sam Swinnerton Cover of Billy Joel's 'Vienna' - Billy Joel is not an easy artist to copy, but that didn't hold young Sam Swinnerton back. This kid nails it from the very first note. He's is a true natural musical talent with a great voice, albeit still developing. Sam writes: "This is one of my ... more (Updated Feb 15, 2017)

The Paris Climate Agreement Won't Change the Climate POLITICS The Paris Climate Agreement Won't Change the Climate - The Paris Climate Agreement will cost at least $1 trillion per year, and climate activists say it will save the planet. The truth? It won't do anything for the planet, but it will make everyone poorer--except politicians and environmentalists. Bjorn ... more (Updated Jan 20, 2017)

Ain't Nobody (Chaka Kahn Cover by The Duo Gitarinet) MUSIC Ain't Nobody (Chaka Kahn Cover by The Duo Gitarinet) - The Duo Gitarinet - Nikola Djurica (clarinet) and Mirko Dimitrijevic (guitar) - perform their cover of Chaka Kahn's hit 'Ain't Nobody'.... more (Updated Jan 13, 2017)

 

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