Tag: music

    Public pianos are out in Niagara Falls

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Shakespeare once said that when words fail, music speaks. Rosie Lorenti, a Niagara Falls native and musician, couldn’t agree more. Rosie shared with News 4, “Music is a very important part of my life. Brought up on it. My mom played piano, my dad played instruments. It’s always been something I’ve done.”

    It’s always been something she hoped she could incorporate into others’ lives too. She’s doing that now by introducing the Niagara Falls public piano initiative.

    Indigenous music rumbles Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Across both sides of the river, drums played back and forth during the opening ceremony of Rumble at the Falls on Saturday night at Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls.

    Though they were tough to hear at some parts from the other side, during the swells of traditional Indigenous drums and singing, the message was clear across the Niagara River — Indigenous people are still here and still rocking today.

    Following the kickoff, the music was loud and spirits high as the sounds of rock and blues filled the air of Clifton Hill, featuring Indigenous musicians including two-time Juno Award winner Derek Miller.

    One day not enough to celebrate Canada’s 150th in Niagara Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    There will be no shortage of things to do to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in the city on July 1.

    Festivities will centre on Queen Street and will include everything from the country’s newest citizens being sworn in to a parade, music, games, live entertainment, fireworks and, of course, birthday cake.

    Following are the activities going on June 30 and Canada Day, July 1:

    Convention Centre gets ready to groove

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    DJ Steve Aoki is fine with reality shows on MTV instead of music. He welcomes more American Idol knockoffs.

    As far as he’s concerned, they’re great for his industry because they’re forcing people to seek out good music more than ever. When they find something that wasn’t manufactured by a TV show or record company hype, they flock to it.

    “Now, kids are forced to discover music on their own terms,” says Aoki, who’ll be part of an all-night dance party at the Scotiabank Convention Centre New Year’s Eve. “It created an open lane for all this music to be discovered. I’m happy for all the reality shows on TV.

    “People aren’t lazy – they’re going on YouTube, SoundCloud and Facebook and finding music themselves. That’s the power of dance music – it’s mainly a viral music. You have to discover the music yourself.”

    Clifton Hill, The street of fun at the Falls

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    Someone with a Blogger blog has posted about Clifton Hill (including pictures):

    Clifon Hill, the street of fun at the Falls, is indeed a street full of crazy bars, extreme shops, and amusement. It’s a bit like Las Vegas entertainment but in a smaller version. You can find a carnival fair, have a drink in a strange bar like the “Rainforest Cafe”, go bowling…. It’s a very busy street, many people go here to have fun but also to wander around in this crazy street full of music, sounds and colours. At night the lights come to live.

    Alexissonfire music video

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    I first heard about this on the Clifton Hill blog

    Apparently Alexissonfire has a new song out called “Young Cardinals”. The video was filmed here in Niagara Falls on Maid of the Mist. They’ve posted a YouTube video of behind the scenes shots. Note: You have to click the HQ button in order to hear the proper audio.

    Springlicious showcases downtown improvements

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Springlicious struck again.

    Thousands of people filled Queen Street over the weekend for the second annual Springlicious music, food, beer and wine festival, creating a showcase for new business that recently arrived.

    “Myself, I didn’t know these places exist,” said Janice Ane, a Niagara Falls woman, who was seeing some of the newer downtown businesses for the first time because the festival brought her downtown.

    Ane took in the musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday night. Crowds were bigger on Friday than Saturday, she said, but both nights people were out enjoying the festival.

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