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Indie Showcase: Hidden Nikki

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Hidden Nikki. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Aaron Gonzales

It is high time the spotlight be focused also on our indie bands and acts. They form a deep well of diverse and amazing talents in the local scene. I will be showcasing once in a while an indie band or act that to my mind deserves a look and more attention.

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Album Review: ‘1989’ by Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is undoubtedly one of the biggest pop stars in the world and this is a fact whether some people like her or not. Proof of this was the high anticipation for Swift’s latest studio-release “1989.”

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Album Review: ‘Sweet Talker’ by Jessie J

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With the critical and commercial success that the lead single “Bang Bang” has achieved worldwide, the anticipation for Jessie J’s third studio-release “Sweet Talker” to finally hit both the domestic and foreign markets has only grown over time.

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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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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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