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Top 10 Scary Songs
Here are 10 scary songs guaranteed to frighten the daylights out of you. Of course, we didn't quite have the nerve to listen to them all at once. See if you do.… Read more
Top 10 Documentaries About Writers
Instead of doing some writing and reading, feel free to procrastinate and indulge in the lives and works of writers such as George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Marguerite Duras, and Don DeLillo.… Read more
Top 10 Terrifying Films You Shouldn’t Miss
These films are not for the faint of heart, the top choices especially. You want to be freaked out? This Top 10 list will do just that.… Read more
Top 10 Classic Jazz Deep Cuts
Part 1 in a series of Deep and Delicious jazz cuts. We kick it off with 10 classic tracks. … Read more
Top 10 Deep Cuts: David Bowie
For fifty years, David Bowie has been one of the more enigmatic, charismatic, and mercurial of English artists. From cabaret to Glam, Philly Soul to punk rock, from drugs to sobriety, stage to screen, he has just about done i… Read more
Vivascene’s Top 10 Scariest Fright Flicks
With Vivascene as your eager guides, allow us to suggest some sinister film oddities that will have you up into the small hours, every light in your home ablaze, senses on high alert as devilish delights dance before your cow… Read more
The Top 10 Country Albums Every Music Fan Should Own
We proffer here our selection for the ten essential country albums of all time. While several are established classics, recorded decades ago, there are a few surprises here: some of the greatest country music was performed an… Read more
Top 10 Deep Cuts by The Band
Top 10 Deep Cuts, lesser known, from The Band, the group of superb instrumentalists and real voices that cut to the bone.… Read more
Deep Cuts: The Vivascene Top 10 Throat Singers
Ten outstanding cuts of some of the most marvellous throat singing you will ever hear, from Canada's Tanya Tagaq to Bjork to Mongolia, Turkey and even a Chinese metal band.… Read more
Editor's Picks
Whatever Happened to Baby Jian?Whatever Happened to Baby Jian?
Canada's media darling no more, Jian Ghomeshi slides down a slippery slope, clutching his Big Ears Teddy.… Read more
First Steps: Roy Orbison 'Crying'First Steps: Roy Orbison ‘Crying’
Roy Orbison started 'Crying' in a whisper and ended in crescendo. In live performance and in the studio, people wondered if h… Read more
Authenticity and Identity in Music Part 2: Dr. Dre '2001'Authenticity and Identity in Music Part 2: Dr. Dre ‘2001’
In Part 2 of her series on Authenticity, musicologist Naomi Kavka explores the expression of music as identity in the comple… Read more
The Vivascene Q & A: Kat EdmonsonThe Vivascene Q & A: Kat Edmonson
Vintage pop chanteuse Kat Edmonson in a revealing interview on her new album and her influences.… Read more


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Authenticity and Identity in Music Part 2: Dr. Dre '2001'
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In Part 2 of her series on Authenticity, musicologist Naomi Kavka explores the expression of music as identity in the comple… Read more

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