Dance is something that I have always admired. From my childhood, I watched dancers in my town’s annual christmas parade in all their sequined spandex glory. In middle school my best friend was a dancer, and I was always impressed by the things she would show me. By high school I had landed a spot in an art school as a member of the vocal department, but despite being a member of the choir, I always admired the dance department. They gave the best performances at our monthly recitals. I finally tried pursuing dance during my sophomore year of high school in the form of an after-school tap-class, but then that infamous pandemic struck and quickly put a stop to that. Thus squashing my plans of being in a flashy recital myself.
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl for 35th Anniversary
The 1987 movie Dirty Dancing has one of the most iconic and memorable music soundtracks in cinema history. Now, this soundtrack is about to be released on vinyl to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this legendary dancing rom-com. The 1987 classic starred Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze as lovers Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle. A love story that started during a summer holiday when Baby would discover her passion for dancing as she falls for professional dancer Johnny Castle.
Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone launch “Me Porto Bonito” Music Video
day, Bad Bunny welcomed the summer season with the release of the music video for Me porto bonito, the song he did in collaboration with fellow Puerto Rican artist Chencho Corleone (Plan B). Me porto bonito is one of the most popular tracks in his recent album Un verano sin ti. The clip has already collected over 7 million views on YouTube.
Bop or Flop: Boy Bands
Boy bands. You either love them, or you hate them. I love them, but that’s just me. I mean, how can you NOT love them? They’re fun, most of their music is pretty good, and the guys in the band are usually pretty attractive. My boy band phase started back when I was in 7th grade, when I discovered the band, 5 Seconds of Summer. Although they claim they aren’t a ‘boy band’ but a pop-punk musical group, for the sake of the article, I’m going to consider them a boy band. Anyway, I was absolutely obsessed with them. I listened to their music all day everyday, bought all of their merch, and followed every single fan account you can imagine.
10 Songs You Need To Add To Your Summer Playlist
With schools getting out and the weather starting to get warmer, summer is just around the corner. From relaxing by the pool with friends, or roasting marshmallows by the campfire at night, here are 10 songs that you need to add to your summer playlist for 2022.
The Good, But Also Bad Ways TikTok Has Changed Music
If you’re like me, and up to a billion other TikTok users from around the world, you are probably at least somewhat familiar with how catchy some of the sounds can be. Whether you’re walking around your house repeating a catchy phrase or song, its undeniable that TikTok has some kind of magical ability to make you addicted to 15 seconds of sound. However, what’s even more interesting, is the way these 30-60 second clips of music can genuinely start or change someone’s career.
Dancing Doesn’t Have to Come at a Cost
From Rhode Island, 11,000 pairs of dance shoes twirled their way to Queens. Materials for the Arts is a large warehouse in New York City that partnered with the Joyce Theater and Karen Brooks Hopkins to give away shoes to dancers. The shoes were estimated to have cost $600,000.00. Ocean State Job Lot donated a lot of dance shoes that range from toddlers to adults. These shoes would be provided to dancers in New York City’s theaters and organizations so they can get these with no extra cost.
The resilience of cultural traditions of Lunar New Year during the pandemic in New York City
From China to Vietnam to New York City, Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays for welcoming the new year and cherishing memorable moments with family. This year, the city of New York invites the Year of the Tiger amid COVID-19 protocols. Lunar New Year often sparks joy in New York’s Chinatown district. Along the streets, you might hear the beating drums and the ringing bells of lion dancers, a traditional dance known to Chinese culture.