Posts tagged "Music"
The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

The Singer’s Singer: On the Road with Oleta Adams

“I’m not cool. I’m just honest.” — Oleta Adams   There are a handful of singers who stride into the limelight and captivate audiences not with a catchy hook, a dizzying flurry of choreography or a parade of outlandish interviews and costumes. They instead stand on unadorned stages, without artifice or ego, enrapturing music lovers...
Tales from Ticino | Summer Sounds of Ascona

Tales from Ticino | Summer Sounds of Ascona

Just a short train ride from Lugano and you’ll find yourself in the tiny Swiss lakeside town of Ascona, which is packed with more outsized possibilities than its demure posture might suggest on the surface. With Lake Maggiore as a backdrop, Ascona hosts an open air market chock full of locally produced bounty every Tuesday...
Superstar Danish DJ MORTEN Talks Travel, His New Single with Juliette Lewis and His Epic Adele Remix

Superstar Danish DJ MORTEN Talks Travel, His New Single with Juliette Lewis and His Epic Adele Remix

“It is very important in the world we live in today that we as humans can just let go of what we’re doing sometimes and just enjoy ourselves and dance. I love to give people that experience.” — MORTEN The Danes are coming! While the Swedes may have laid claim to a pretty significant parcel...
REVUE Makes a Splash at Pride at Dive

REVUE Makes a Splash at Pride at Dive

LivingWells Lifestyle Events is thrilled to announce that REVUE is set to make its inaugural appearance at Pride at Dive on October 3, 2015 at Harrah’s Resort SoCal. On the heels of a successful debut at a Graton Resort and Casino over Memorial Day Weekend, REVUE returns with Candis Cayne (I Am Cait, Elementary) as...
REVUE in Review: Drag, Divas and Comedy

REVUE in Review: Drag, Divas and Comedy

A Memorial Day to remember…   (Scroll over image for description) Over Memorial Day Weekend 2015, LivingWells Lifestyle debuted the star-studded new event REVUE  at Sonoma County’s Graton Resort and Casino to rave reviews. With the iconic Candis Cayne as both a performer and mistress of ceremonies and a line-up that included:Grammy-nominated dance music legend,...
LivingWells Recommends| Whitney Houston Live

LivingWells Recommends| Whitney Houston Live

In every generation there is a singer who defines it. Judy Garland defined hers. On the other side of the Atlantic Edith Piaf did the same. Barbra Streisand ruled hers. And Whitney Houston without question commanded hers. Though the final years of her career were clouded by scandal and gossip, there is no denying that,...
On Location with Leonie Prendergast | ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’

On Location with Leonie Prendergast | ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’

His meteoric rise to fame in 1967, underwritten by the performance during which he literally set his guitar alight on stage and co-signed by his premature death at the age of 27 in 1970, secured an iconic place of honor for Jimi Hendrix among the pantheon of rock music gods. And yet the story behind...
Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

I’ve spent more nights than I can count (and certainly more than I can remember) dancing the night away in any number of those dim, uniquely Parisian bars that are short on light and long on the kind of fun that goes on past dawn. And more often than not, the rhythmic hooks of Bob...
LivingWells Playlist | Movember-ish

LivingWells Playlist | Movember-ish

I’m always getting asked how I fill all the hours I spend on the road and my reply is always a quick ‘quite pleasantly actually’.  I may be rare in this respect, but the time I spend on planes, trains and even in airports is as close to downtime as I usually get and one...
Bernhoft: Giving Voice to Norwegian Soul

Bernhoft: Giving Voice to Norwegian Soul

  In a week when everyone seemed to be buzzing about Justin Timberlake, I found myself rapt by the intricately, layered sounds of Bernhoft, the Norwegian retro-soul sensation who is currently barnstorming across North America igniting venues with his uniquely inspired blend of socially conscious musings and quirkily groovalicious beats. He may not yet be...
Backstage with Daniela Brooker: The New Princess of ‘Power Pop’?

Backstage with Daniela Brooker: The New Princess of ‘Power Pop’?

Watching Daniela Brooker for the first time on stage at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood recently, I was duly blown away. She has that thing. That tonal quality in her voice that forces you to stop and listen, not only because of its distinctiveness but because it conveys so much with its every inflection. On...
Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’

Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’

Levi Kreis: Accepting Broadway Success with ‘Grace and Ease’ Duane Wells 12/16/2010 In more charismatic churches down South, there is a thing called the Holy Ghost that is anything but benign. To the true believers in these churches, the Holy Ghost does not sit quietly on the sidelines and demurely acknowledge the penitent prayers of...
I Am Changing

I Am Changing

I am changing I’m not who I used to be And I’m not afraid to fight For what I feel is right For me — “I Am Changing” Jason Walker Jason Walker began singing at the age of four. At first he mimicked the vocals of the iconic divas whose music filled his mother’s rather...
Lady Gaga Talks Fame

Lady Gaga Talks Fame

Fame is a thing well known to 22-year-old electropop princess Lady Gaga , who is anything but afraid to sing about what seems to be one of her favorite subjects on her cheekily titled new album. The Lady and her House of Gaga have been winning gay raves ever since her first single “Just Dance”...
Levi Kreis: Finds Where He Belongs

Levi Kreis: Finds Where He Belongs

Levi Kreis isn’t merely a run-of-the-mill hit-chasing troubadour — he’s s a pop-soul evangelist whose pulpit is the stage and whose songs are his sermons. Whether he’s crooning about the end of a love affair, lamenting a sexy backroom encounter, or lifting his voice in praise to the high heavens, Levi Kreis doesn’t just sing...