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  • When the King of Pop Defied the Stasi: Michael Jackson’s 1988 Berlin Performance

    Michael Jackson’s Berlin Wall Concert: When Pop Met Politics In the annals of pop culture, Michael Jackson’s legacy is studded with iconic performances and groundbreaking achievements. Yet, one performance stands out not just for its musical brilliance but also for its geopolitical significance. On June 19, 1988, the King of Pop performed in West Berlin,…

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  • The Birth of Eurovision: How a Swiss Stage Set the Scene for a European Phenomenon

    In the twilight of post-war Europe, a revolution was brewing—not in the streets, but on the airwaves. It was 1956, and amid the rolling hills of Lugano, Switzerland, a spectacle was about to unfold that would change the face of European entertainment forever. The Teatro Kursaal, an elegant theater nestled in this picturesque city, became…

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  • Feng-Shui Hi-Fi’s Sound Revolution: Harmonizing Music & Chi

    Feng-Shui Hi-Fi Debuts Cutting-Edge Audio Tech: Because Chi is the New High Fidelity Ever paused your favorite track to consider if your speakers might prefer facing the door rather than your sofa? Or if your subwoofer wants to align with the room’s energy flow? Welcome to the world of Feng-Shui Hi-Fi, where the traditional audio…

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  • Rare Photos of Bowie from the 70s

    Picture this: it’s January 24, 1973. David Bowie, the chameleonic rock star, steps onto the SS Canberra cruise ship, embarking on yet another leg of his legendary Ziggy Stardust world tour. At his side, capturing every glittering moment, is his childhood chum, Geoff MacCormack. “I remember thinking how enormous the ship was,” MacCormack recalls, “which…

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  • MAF 2024: Innuos, Asona Ltd / Apertura, Pathos Acoustics, Audio Analogue, Analysis Plus

    Prices listed in CA$. Gorgeous finish! That’s what I screamed inside my head when I first saw the standmount Apertura Forté speakers ($9999/pr) in the Innuos / Asona Ltd room. The Forté’s have a high 93db sensitivity thanks in part to the neodymium magnet circuit used in its two 18 cm mid/woofer drivers. Atypically, both…

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  • Echoes of Apollo: The Music of Ancient Greece

    Introduction: The Soul of Greek Culture In the heart of ancient Greece, music was the very pulse of society, intricately woven into the fabric of daily life and imbued with a significance that went far beyond mere entertainment. This deep integration of music in Greek culture manifested in various dimensions, from the sacred echoes in…

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  • The Room Acoustics Series: Reflecting on Sidewall First Reflections

    A room acoustics expert tells us all we need to know about the subject, starting with this first installment in the Room Acoustics Series.

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  • De-Kloss-ified: Decoding the Genius of Henry Kloss

    In the sleepy town of Altoona, Pennsylvania, during the twilight of the Roaring Twenties, a future luminary of sound, Henry Kloss, entered the world. Born on February 21, 1929, Kloss was handy with tools from a young age. In his childhood, he was known for his precocious building skills, adding fixtures and even rooms to…

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  • Bob Dylan’s Prophetic Strains: Crafting ‘The Times They Are A-Changin”

    In the musical crucible of New York City, on a day woven into the fabric of rock folklore, Bob Dylan, a lyrical architect of the times, entered Studio A of Columbia Recording Studios with a message reverberating with the echoes of change. October 24, 1963, marked the day — a day where the crisp autumn…

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  • The Last Verse: Reflecting on Tupac Shakur’s Enduring Legacy

    Few names in hip-hop—or indeed, in popular culture at large—command as much reverence and intrigue as Tupac Amaru Shakur. As we mark the 27th year since his passing, it’s crucial to look beyond the legend, anchoring our understanding in the facts of his life and the undeniable goodness he championed. Born in 1971, Tupac’s life…

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  • Diving into Disco, Part 6 — Psychedelics and Funkydelics

    By 1967, the Motor City is still monopolizing the music charts and airwaves, cruising full speed ahead, rivaled only by Britain’s Fab Four. But there’s turbulence and static on the horizon stemming from a strong current blowing from the West Coast, along with inner tensions within Hitsville U.S.A., a.k.a. Motown Records.These combined factors would eventually…

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