Culture trumps self at PRISMA music festival

Seventy-nine students have now returned home to talk about their experience in a small town where culture trumps selfishness

Culture trumps self at PRISMA music festival  In a week punctuated by arguments over the efficacy of internationalism, exiting rather than remaining, and a sea-change in the financial markets, it’s remarkable to have been a part of something extremely local that has a truly global, positive impact. That something has nothing to do with international trade agreements, and everything to do…

PRISMA Festival Program gets West Coast in tune with culture

Under the direction of Moscow Symphony Orchestra maestro Arthur Arnold, the PRISMA Festival Program is a feast for orchestral music lovers

POWELL RIVER, B.C. May 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Close your eyes. Imagine creating an international summer music academy and festival in Powell River, on the upper Sunshine Coast. You could start by picking a charismatic maestro with global musical connections. How about the maestro of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra? Maybe then add 20 visiting…

Frank Sinatra at 100

To say that Sinatra liked wine, women and song would be putting far too romantic a spin on it

Frank Sinatra at 100Download this column on Frank Sinatra Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, Ont. Dec 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Frank Sinatra, who would have been 100 this December 12, was unique among his pre-rock ‘n’ roll peers. As the likes of Bing Crosby became old fashioned and out of touch, Sinatra largely escaped such a fate.…

Selling merchandise during tour just ducky with country star Paul Brandt

The most popular sale item on Paul Brandt's music tours is a rubber duck

Selling merchandise during tour just ducky with country star Paul BrandtDownload this column on country star Paul Brandt for your publication or website. FREE with coupon Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Sep 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Merchandise is as much a part of the concert tour experience as the music for many fans. It’s also a much needed revenue generator for many…

Meet PEI’s singing garbage man

Eddie Quinn may drive a garbage truck by day, but his music has made him famous on the Island

Meet PEI’s singing garbage manDespite its small size, PEI has more than its fair share of musical talent. The province has produced a number of singers and songwriters who have made it big on the national and, in some cases, international stage. Names like Gene MacLellan and now his daughter, Catherine, Lennie Gallant and fiddler Richard Wood. We have…

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock

The birth of post-war youth culture can be marked with the release of Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rockDownload this column on four o'clock rock for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Jul 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Purists may argue about the identity of the first rock ‘n’ roll record – 1951’s Rocket 88 has its vocal supporters – but for vast numbers…

Don’t throw away those old speakers just yet

The Griffin Twenty lets you use your old speakers with your new smart devices via Bluetooth

Don’t throw away those old speakers just yetTo download Don’t throw away those old speakers just yet for your publication or website click here SASKATOON, SK, May 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Griffin Twenty was one of my favourite devices when it came out in 2012. The newest iteration takes the device to the next level in terms of ease of…

Dr Dre headphones hard to beat

Beats by Dr. Dre Over-ear Studio Headphones offer quality performance regardless of the type of music you listen to

Dr Dre headphones hard to beatPurchase Dr Dre headphones hard to beat SASKATOON, SK, Mar 21, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I’ve been testing out a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Over-ear Studio Headphones for a while now and I have to say that not only do they look really cool but the sound quality is also superb. The Studio…

Elvis Presley at 80

If he were alive today Elvis would be a Republican

Elvis Presley at 80Purchase this PREMIUM content for your publication or website. TORONTO, ON, Jan 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Had he lived, Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 80th birthday this month. If you entered your teens in the second-half of the 1950s, the idea of Elvis being 80 sounds slightly ridiculous. After all, for a brief…

Honouring the life of Stompin’ Tom Connors

Efforts are underway to revive the schoolhouse the singer attended as a child, as a tribute to a true Canadian music legend

Honouring the life of Stompin’ Tom ConnorsPurchase this PREMIUM content for your publication or website. CORNWALL, PEI, Jan 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - While his birth certificate said New Brunswick, Stompin’ Tom Connors is more closely identified with Prince Edward Island. The late country crooner penned the Island’s unofficial provincial anthem in Bud the Spud – the story of a potato…