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2 hours ago

Stevie Nicks Re-Records ‘Gypsy’ for New Netflix Thriller

Earlier this year word spread that Stevie Nicks had re-recorded her Fleetwood Mac classic ‘Gypsy’ for a Netflix series by the same name. Fans were chomping at the bit to see how the song would be reinvented. Well, the wait is over. The stripped down piano version of ‘Gyspy’ is how Nicks says the song […]

18 hours ago

Pop Singer Carrie Lane Wants Her Music to Tell You: It’s OK to Not be OK

Carrie Lane is not the type of artist who can be put in a box. The singer, songwriter, curve model and video maker relishes in wearing many hats and seems to find the space in between the boxes far more interesting than the boxes themselves. Lane’s sound and persona are thoroughly modern. She’s finely tuned […]

22 hours ago

DJ Pebbles is in Full Control of Her Music and Message

DJ Pebbles is a 20-year-old EDM (Electronic Dance Music) sensation from Australia that is making a name for herself in the music industry. Both of DJ Pebbles’ singles, “To Not Love You” and “Heart Away From You” charted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Club Chart. Over the years, DJ Pebbles has grown as […]

1 day ago

Oh To Live And Die in Amber Coffman’s ‘City of No Reply’

  Amber Coffman — formerly of the Dirty Projectors — released her first solo album, City of No Reply, on June 2, 2017.  This is Coffman’s first album since her 2012 breakup with Dirty Projectors’ bandmate, Dave Longstreth, who has contributed to this album on several tracks that bring back some familiar sounds to listeners.  […]

2 days ago

Rising Artist Emily West Discusses Her New Album, ‘Symphonies’

Refusing to be defined, Emily West is a musical artist in a category of her own. She continues to push back against the music industry’s need to box artists in, forging her own path. From debuting on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs to finishing runner-up on America’s Got Talent, West combines pure talent with her own […]

2 days ago

Photojournalist Hilary Swift Debuts Her First Solo Exhibition

Hilary Swift is an accomplished photojournalist who has covered some of the world’s most important stories in the world of politics, social issues and breaking news. Her work routinely appears in The New York Times, so it’s only fitting that her first solo exhibit, titled  “Time In-Between,” debuts this Thursday at the Quin Hotel in […]

3 days ago


Once a week Inspirer will feature a selection of drawings by our staff photographer, Annie Govekar. The drawings are part of the “Nevertheless” portrait project which feature inspiring women and their quotes. This week the “Nevertheless” portraits will continue to highlight women featured in Inspirer’s “Induct These Women” series. Sister Rosetta Tharpe Quote taken from Daily […]

4 days ago

Vivek Shraya on ‘Part-Time Woman’ and the Spectrum of Femininity

Toronto-based artist Vivek Shraya has a lot going for her. She’s a musician, an advocate, a poet, a writer, a filmmaker; she’s a trans woman, a sibling and daughter, a queer person of color, and a voice that the world needs to hear. Her first record in six years, ‘Part-Time Woman’ was released on June […]

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Melissa Etheridge Rocks Maryland Live Casino

Love and Music The crowd was rowdy and ready for Melissa Etheridge to hit the stage for Thursday night’s show at Maryland Live Casino.  The audience at the intimate venue was small but mighty. “That is what this is all about, spreading some love and some music.” Safe Place “I don’t know about you but I need music […]

5 days ago

Pop Album Spotlight: Melodrama by Lorde

Pop Album Spotlight: Melodrama by Lorde Lorde performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2017.   Released on June 16th, 2017, Melodrama is the highly anticipated second full-length studio album from New Zealand pop singer Lorde. Lorde released her studio debut, Pure Heroine, in September 2013 to critical and commercial acclaim. […]