Ernest Barteldes

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  • 5 years ago | Local Wire

    Though considered the leading female voice of the neo-soul movement, you could say Erykah Badu pretty much transcends musical genres, taking on hip-hop, pop, soul and even the occasional jazz track without seeming out of her comfort zone. After a ...

  • 5 years ago | Local Wire

    It's hard to find out what Brooklyn-based Luke Temple has on his iPod, but judging from the tracks we've heard from Here We Go Magic's recently released CD Pigeons (especially the lead single, the catchy "Collector"), he's been listening to a lot ...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Long Beach-bred punk-ska band Sublime was on the verge of becoming a national success when frontman Brad Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996, right after work on Sublime's major-label debut was completed. To help fill the void left by the ban...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    In the 1990 film Cry-Baby, Johnny Depp played a rebellious rocker named Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker. Walker's singing voice, however, was provided by rockabilly revivalist James Intveld, who was trying to make a name for himself. Intveld's real break c...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    One basic characteristic of Bollywood films is the fact that actors generally do not use their own singing voices during the musical numbers — that task goes to playback singers like Asha Bhosle, who has participated in almost 1,000 such fli...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    English-born Sarah Brightman has nothing left to prove — throughout her career, her iconic soprano has been heard in the definitive versions of various Broadway tunes, successfully crossing over to pop while still making classical recordings...

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