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Mia Celeste Talks New Album and Why ‘Love Is Universal’

Indie Maryland-based artist Mia Celeste poses in front of microphone smiling slightly.

Frederick, Maryland-based artist Mia Celeste has a voice that will stop you in your tracks. Drawing from her Latino roots, classical, and jazz, the 17-year-old pianist, singer-songwriter, and producer creates an enchanting world with her music that rises effortlessly above the surrounding landscape.

Read to learn more about Mia Celeste’s early influences, including the role of her father Jaime Paredes, an established poet, her vision for the future of women in music, and the most important message that she wants audiences to take away from her new EP, The Songs That I Wrote Just For You.

Classical Crossover Duo Amor y Luz Spreads Love and Light to Both Sides of the Atlantic

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The music of Latin American classical crossover duo, Amor y Luz, is beauty personified. Using their diverse cultural backgrounds as a rich lens, Amy Vitro and Kutasha Silva are on a mission to spread well-being, joy, and inspiration. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross, as she sits down with Kutasha Silva, the group’s cellist and lead vocalist. Learn why Silva decided to leave her homeland and plant roots in the D.C. area; the intentional criteria that each Amor y Luz composition must meet; and how music unintentionally created a breakthrough in Silva’s ability to conduct research as a Fulbright scholar.

Fredrik Saroea Reimagines “Rona Diaries” with Chamber Arrangements by BIT20 Ensemble

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Norwegian singer-songwriter, Fredrik Saroea (known for his work with disco punk band DATAROCK) has reimagined his 2021 solo album Rona Diaries as a live collaborative album with the award-winning string quartet BIT20 Ensemble titled Rona Diaries: The Chamber Versions Live At The Grieg Hall, Bergen. Upon reflection, Saroea writes, “I […]

Where Punk Meets High Fashion: Inside the ‘Mind’s Eye’ of Karen Culi

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It is not uncommon to hear about artists who wear multiple professional hats, and Karen Culi personifies the perennial jack-of-all-trades archetype when it comes to her involvement with the D.C. music scene. Culi is a musician, producer, model, actor, executive producer who wields complete control over her every aspect of her artistry with a millennial flare. Learn more about Karen Culi’s exciting journey with contributing writer Charlie Maybee, including her creative process, her perception of the area rock scene as a Filipino-American artist, and an exclusive preview of her upcoming release.

Beth Ann McDowell Returns to Her Roots in New Album, The Sim Is Real

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Beth Ann McDowell offers a bit of whimsy in a new track, “The Sim Is Real,” from her new album of the same title produced with indie rock veteran R. Walt Vincent (Liz Phair, Pete Yorn). Beginning with keys and drums for a short introduction before being joined by […]

Stevie Howie Spirals into Obsession with ‘stalker’

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More to Watch By Daniel Warren Hill A Nashville native now residing in Los Angeles, Stevie Howie broke onto the music scene in fall 2021 with his unique rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The success of this track, the response from fans, and Howie leaning into his artistic intuition fueled the reception of […]

The Mercy Stone Gets Trippy with It

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More to Watch By Carlos Ramirez Music genres are as fluid as everything else in life. The Mercy Stone has been on the path to finding the perfect balance of everythingness since 2017 and continue their journey with their latest single, “Unlocked,” released on February 18. Previous tunes like “Can’t Think (Gave It Away, Pt. […]

Yasmin Williams Is Taking the Stage by Storm

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Yasmin Williams is an acoustic guitar maven from Northern Virginia. Her music is a little classical and a little folk but fully and authentically Yasmin. Listening to Yasmin is an experience. She uses the whole range of sounds offered by the acoustic guitar and seamlessly moves from what sounds like a meditative chant to much more percussive element. And don’t forget her brilliant use of harmonics. Join contributing writer Kimberly Shires as she goes behind the scenes with this legend in the making who continues to inspire many.

January Jane Brings Listeners Sparkle, Glamour, and Shine

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All the glitz and glamour of a rooftop bar at midnight and none of the hangover– this sentiment perfectly captures the journey on which January Jane brings listeners with their newest EP, Your Drug. January Jane’s formation certainly could be called serendipitous. Now based in New York City, January Jane’s proud roots are in the DMV. Join contributing writer Jaci Jedrych as she explores the band’s exciting journey, including diverse influences, recent signing with global music publisher BMG, and their best piece of advice for making it in the music industry.

Rina Chanel’s Latest Single Is the ‘Sweetest of Melody’

Rina Chanel "Sweetest of Melody"

Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross https://youtu.be/tYHzgJ5d-EA This reading of Alchemical Records content is to provide a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. R&B artist and Virginia Beach native Rina Chanel recently […]