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Bending Perspectives with Vira Burmenko
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Bending Perspectives with Vira Burmenko

Vira came to our attention during our Top Talent in Ontario and Top Talent in Canada competitions. Her effortless musical virtuosity reveals something deeper, the energy, the passion that impels her to express her distinctive performance style. The StarBeat mag team wanted more – so we bring you our deep dive interview with Vira Burmenko. […]
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Leea Nanos: Singing To The Nines, A Voice For All Ages
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Leea Nanos: Singing To The Nines, A Voice For All Ages

    We had a chance to catch up with 15 year old singer-songwriter Leea Nanos to talk about making music in the land Down Under.   SB (StarBeat): How long have you been singing? LN (Leea Nanos): I have been singing for 5 years now.  I am personally coached by David Jaanz, who has […]
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Strokes by Stylus and Brush: Introducing Art by Camilla

    SB (StarBeat): Introductions First Please: Who are you and what do you do? CA (Camilla): I’m Camilla, an artist based in southern Finland. I work with graphic design and digital art for a living and entertain myself, my friends and my social media followers by doing traditional art YouTube videos whenever I have […]
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Popping It Up w/ Singing DJ Ray Isaac

  While his audience may be popping bottles, DJ and Singer Ray Isaac is bringing his edgy version of Pop music directly to the dance floor.   SB (StarBeat): Quick Start: How did you find your way into the music world? RI (Ray Isaac): I have been writing music since I was 15. When my […]
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The Official Winner of the Philippines Contest is…
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The Official Winner of the Philippines Contest is…

This was an open category contest. We had to go to the points recount to verify the integrity of all scores and ensure fairness for all our contestants.     The official winner is Nazarina Jose with her DIY Felt Floral Afro Video.     Nazarina wins our inaugural Top Talent in the Philippines Title […]
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Speak Up: The Spoken Words of Erin Anastasia
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Speak Up: The Spoken Words of Erin Anastasia

  SB (StarBeat): Starting at the beginning – for our readers can you please describe spoken word poetry, and where you see its relation to other art forms? EA (Erin Anastasia): Absolutely. Spoken word poetry is any poetry that is spoken. Writers of spoken word will focus more on things like rhythms, sounds, etc., and […]
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Training for the Leap w/ Alexandre Ollier
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Training for the Leap w/ Alexandre Ollier

Parkour is often called free running, but with Alexandre Ollier it should be called free jumping. Let’s find out how he trains for the big leap and what some of his best times in Parkour have brought.     SB (StarBeat): Just Curious: Cool Video! What possesses a person to start jumping off building roofs? […]
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Introducing Jades: A Voice of Calm in the Storm
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Introducing Jades: A Voice of Calm in the Storm

  It is said that Jade is the ‘stone of calm in the midst of storm’. Introducing Jades – a soulful voice of calm in the midst of the storm and noise. SB (StarBeat): Start from the beginning: When/how did you start on YouTube?    JA (Jades): Honestly I’ve always made videos and put them on YouTube […]
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Acting Up with Model Mark David Gosse
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Acting Up with Model Mark David Gosse

    StarBeat chats with this model from Denmark knocking on the door of the acting world in the USA.   SB (StarBeat): How did it all start, and why acting? MDG (Mark David Gosse): My interests have long been on the model world where I’ve been doing a lot of advertising work, but it […]
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Artist Spotlight: Issah Contractor
Artist Spotlight: Issah Contractor
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Artist Spotlight: Issah Contractor

Up close and personal with one and the only – Issah Contractor, a multi-faceted Vancouver, BC recording and session artist: drummer, bassist, composer, screenwriter and film director.
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Don’t Skip Ahead: Our Chat with Skip Reality
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Don’t Skip Ahead: Our Chat with Skip Reality

    Congratulations to Skip Reality on your 2nd Place Finish in StarBeat’s Top Talent in Philippines 2017 Contest!  We sat down with the trio to dig in a little deeper.   SB (StarBeat): Sibling Rivalry: I see you guys are siblings, when did you decide to form a band together? SR (Skip Reality): It […]
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You’ll Want to Stay a While w/ Antoinette’s Music
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You’ll Want to Stay a While w/ Antoinette’s Music

  Let’s take some time to get to know more about Antoinette – a fresh yet soulful singer-songwriter based in Vancouver, Canada.   SB (StarBeat): From the Top: How did you get started with music? AL (Antoinette Libelt): My mom is a singer as well and I grew up going to her shows and seeing […]