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Spotlight on Aia de Leon

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Indeed, everything has a beginning and an end. As for Aia de Leon, ever since she parted ways last year with her longtime band, Imago, she has been on a voyage discovering other creative outlets that will give more expression to her artistic inclinations.

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Hooray for Green Day

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When news came in recently that Green Day is one of the 15 nominees to the esteemed class of inductees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it brought a big smile to my face. After all, Green Day is one of the very few remaining active bands from my youth that I had grown up listening to. A band like them will always have my utmost respect as they have faithfully and genuinely represented for decades the music scene they hail from.

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The ‘pillars’ purportedly holding up OPM have begun to crack

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I believe that all should have their time to shine. But when those preceding them do not recognize that they must now graciously step aside to give room also for others to take their respective place in the spotlight, they must remember that time has a way of catching up with them. And that time will come whether they want it to or not as this is how the “cycle” has worked in the local music industry since Day One.

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Single Review: ‘Bang Bang’ by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

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Ariana Grande, from left, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj perform at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. AP

This has to be one of the most ambitious collaborative efforts I have heard in a long time. It has a power trio representing arguably the most popular mainstream female artists we have now. Jessie J leads the pack here, as “Bang Bang” is the lead single taken from her upcoming studio-release ‘Sweet Talker’.

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Kanye West: Is he misunderstood?

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Kanye West: Is he misunderstood ?

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