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Tracy Lian

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The Power of Music on Alzheimer’s – An Interview with MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Founder and Executive Director, Dan Cohen.

Music has proven to be an incredible tool against the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s, a fact that Dan Cohen, founder of the non-profit organization MUSIC & MEMORY℠, knows all too well. “When it comes to something like Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia, there’s very little hope,” Dan told …

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A Storm of Didgeridoo Destruction – An Interview with Like A Storm: “New Zealanders are famous for having a do-it-yourself- anything-goes sort of attitude, and that’s been the attitude we’ve applied to our music.”

As the week comes to an end, hard rock band Like A Storm will cross another milestone in their ever-fascinating musical journey: completing the first headlining US tour. The past seven weeks may have flown by in a whirlwind of club venues and roaring crowds, but for the band, it’s …

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Interview with Nothing More: “I think the biggest thing we learned was musically, our path – the direction we were already heading – was the direction we needed to keep going….”

  The last year-and-a-half may have felt like whirlwind for alternative rock band, Nothing More, but if there’s any band that proves perseverance pays off, it’s them. Success didn’t come easy, however, and years of a DIY existence pushed the band to the edge, but it was the challenges of …

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A Star in the Making – An Interview with December Rose: “You know when you find that ‘soul mate’ and you say that this is my better half? Music was that to me.”

What makes a person a star? It was a question Canadian singer December Rose didn’t really contemplate when she submitted her entry for the 2012 MakeAStar competition, but it was a question the judges seem to feel she had the answer to. Hailing from the generation that grew up to …

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From Warped Tour to Beyond – An Interview with Kaya Stewart: “Being the kid of a famous person is always kind of difficult because there’s always going to be comparisons.”

It wasn’t so much an act of rebellion as it was impulse that made Kaya Stewart, then 13, flip over her math final and pen what would eventually become her first single. Nevertheless, as she sat in class, algebraic equations forgotten amongst lyrics of love unrequited, Kaya realized singing was what …

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Crash Course School of Rock – An Interview with First Decree: “One of the things we learned from In This Moment: know how to treat the bands that are under you on the touring bill.”

When First Decree banded together in 2012, it was to the backdrop of a nearly non-existent Cheyenne music scene. Leaving the rolling plains of Wyoming behind, Dane, Isaac, Zach, and Travis embarked on the rocky road of tour life with nothing more than the instruments on their backs and a …

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Dreaming Big at 19 – Interview with Sofia Donavan: “I was 14 and everyone else was 20-25 looking at me like, ‘What do you think you’re doing here?’ It was a big wake up call….”

Growing up in a musical family, Sofia Donavan was encouraged by her parents to always follow her muse. At 13, her passion for writing music evolved into more than just a hobby, it became a calling. Having grown up in London, Sofia took a leap of faith, moving to Birmingham, Alabama …

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