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ALBUM REVIEW: The Von Trapps ‘Dancing In Gold EP’

Most bands have used the phrase “We’ve been together forever” at least once. Usually, it’s not a literal statement. However, when The Von Trapps use it, you can easily take it literally. If you have any musical theatre background whatsoever, the name, The Von Trapps will likely ring some bells. This is not a coincidence, they are, in fact, the great-grandkids of the Captain and Maria von Trapp and grandkids of Werner von Trapp (Kurt in the musical.) If you are completely lost, I’m talking about Sound Of Music. Like…

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PLAYLIST: Songs For Hanukkah…Channukah (or however you spell it)

As a Jewish girl in the music industry I always get sad during December. Many bands put out a Christmas album, the Christmas theme runs rampant through television and most references to Judaism during this month are few and far between. I always feel a sense of being left out even though Hanukkah should bring so much joy. We light candles for eight nights, play with dreidels (spinning tops), eat far too many latkes (potato pancakes) and sing for hours. It’s a time to be with family and celebrate the “miracle” of…

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PLAYLIST: Growing Up Ari (Ariella)

Hey! My name is Ariella Laichas-Malamud. I have been with Infectious since April and have loved every minute of it. I went through many stages of what I wanted to be when I grew up, but usually writing was involved. Music journalism just seems to fit. I have loved music ever since I can remember. My parents started me on Woody Guthrie and Peter, Paul & Mary before I was even old enough to talk. My music tastes change every day, but my favorite band will always be The Script….

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