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2 weeks ago

Singer/Songwriter Miranda Glory Making Moves for Her Music

There is an ethereal, dreamlike quality to Miranda Glory’s new single Blue Eyes, featuring Matty Owens. She touches on, almost plays with, the auto-tune vibe in today’s pop and R&B but doesn’t allow this to overpower her raw talent. This talent, honed in Boston’s Berklee School of Music, launched her to Valencia, Spain where she […]

2 weeks ago

Singer-Songwriter and Activist Nneka Egbuna on Her Music, Message and How We All Can Make the World a Better Place

Singer-songwriter and activist Nneka Egbuna is a fresh reminder that there are artists who believe they have the ability to influence the world and affect change. Her style is eclectic and soulful, filled with world sounds, and infused with her message of peace, love, and awareness. From the Delta region of Nigéria to stages around […]

2 weeks ago

Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham Release Their Collaboration Album ‘Buckingham McVie’

Legendary rock stars Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, both of Fleetwood Mac, have released the widely anticipated, self-titled duet album today. Already receiving rave reviews this album has Fleetwood Mac fans — who have no doubt been playing the three singles on repeat — and rock lovers everywhere coming together to listen to what is […]

2 weeks ago

Janis Ian, Legendary Voice of the Folk Era, Gives Rare Performance at Rutgers University

Legendary singer-songwriter Janis Ian held a three-part writing conference at Rutgers University on June 2, which included an intimate performance on campus. Ian began her extraordinary career in music at the age of 14 when she first recorded her controversial hit, “Society’s Child.” The album, in which the song debuts, addressed a darker subject matter than […]

2 weeks ago

Aldous Harding is the Static Shock to the System We All Needed

There are points in life when we need to be startled awake. We get complacent, too used to what we already like; set in our ways, desperate for release. New Zealand folk singer Aldous Harding is the shock we’ve unknowingly been waiting a lifetime for. Aldous Harding entered my life accidentally, incidentally, and brutally. Music […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — Induct These Women: Ella Fitzgerald

Whether you know her as First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz or Lady Ella, Ella Fitzgerald remains to be one of the most iconic, prolific and recognizable voices in jazz. Her career spanned decades, from her first appearance at the Apollo during the Great Depression to her final concert at Carnegie Hall in 1991. […]

2 weeks ago

INSPIRED by Pride: The Inspirer Playlist

As part of Pride month, I’ve recounted 5 songs that marked my youth by LGBTQ+ artists. Women that inspired me to become comfortable with me… When Pride month comes around, I get extra celebratory. We’re talking streamers, glitter, and this year’s Pride make-up: a Ziggy Stardust lightning bolt in rainbow… glitter. Who am I kidding, […]

2 weeks ago

Interview: Tess Bellomo and Hannah Bear the Creators of ‘Liked’

The rise of social media has introduced some really awesome new channels of communication, but it’s also introduced behavioral changes that have brought about new questions of reality and even the morality in false depictions of livelihood. Simply, some people out there are faking it big time for social media fame. Occasionally people even own […]

3 weeks ago

THE “NEVERTHELESS” PORTRAIT PROJECT: INSPIRING WOMEN, WEEK 9

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. Alanis Morisette Quote taken from americansongwriter.com interview, […]

3 weeks ago

Wonder Woman Proves that Female Storytelling is Needed Now More than Ever

On Friday, June 2, the long-anticipated Wonder Woman movie premiered, boasting the biggest-ever opening weekend for a film directed by a woman. Led by director Patty Jenkins and Israeli actress Gal Gadot, the movie instantly became a critical and fan success, raking in $100.5 million domestically and $122.5 million internationally. As thrilled as I am […]