The return of the musical?

What is it with musicals? Beauty and the Beast has come to the big screen in live action form. Hamilton’s got the world by storm. LaLa Land was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Once on this Island returns to Broadway this November. What is it with the return of the musical? Lyrics move… Continue Reading


Pentatonix Volume 4 – an a capella orchestra

When a capella jams sound like an orchestra. Pentatonix’s newest album, Volume 4 delivers the shivers. Again. Known for their covers of classics and Top 40 hits, Pentatonix consists of five singers: Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin K.O. Olusola. They’re all accomplished musicians and performers. Together? Pure magic. Here’s the… Continue Reading


Music + magic = Moana

Have you seen Disney’s latest movie, Moana? I haven’t yet, but I’m addicted to the soundtrack. Vocal and instrumental numbers both. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man who wrote Hamilton, Mark Mancina the man who composed Tarzan and Brother Bear and New Zealand guitarist Opetaia Foa’i, all bring their magic touch to Moana. All three men have great senses… Continue Reading