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Greyson Chance On His Rebranding, The Story Behind “Afterlife”, and the US Election

His third and latest single, “Back on the Wall”, has already garnered more than half a million views on YouTube. But more importantly, Greyson Chance is also back on his quest to slay the pop music industry after a hiatus of five long years. Greyson rose to prominence when talkshow host Ellen Degeneres discovered his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” on YouTube. Since then, he has been blessed with a bundle of musical opportunities – including a record deal under Ellen herself. Many may still see him as a baby-faced talent who graced the world with his mellifluous, pre-pubescent voice…
Life

From Homemade Headbands to Designer Fashion: Interview with Maqayla

By Izzan Haziq and Hannah Halim Mareenah A. Ghani was merely passing time with a fun hobby, unknowingly sowing the seeds that would culminate in a thriving business. The enterprising young woman is the founder of Maqayla, a womenswear label that has earned an avid following within the Malay Muslim community. Maqayla has been a work in progress for four years, and this weekend will see the store celebrating its one year anniversary at East Village. We speak with Mareenah on starting Maqayla and the challenges she faced in setting up her own business. DNM: How did you start Maqayla?…
Music

Doing The Impossible: Interview With Oh Wonder

 This article first appeared on Native Entertainment and is reprinted with permission as part of a content collaboration agreement. Consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, Oh Wonder are a London-based alt-pop duo. Native Entertainment spoke to them while they were on tour and here’s what they found out: 1. Could you give us an introduction to your music? We are Oh Wonder, a songwriting duo from London, UK. We write alt-pop songs that are infused with soft electro beats and unison vocals. 2. When writing songs, do you wait for any specific feelings or simply have a writing session?…
Life

Mid-2016 Season Break: Which TV Series Ended On A High And Which Didn’t?

It’s that time of the year again: The part where we either put our hands together and go kumbaya at the euphoric high which our favourite shows ended upon, or wring our hands together in abject misery at the pathetic state which they have plummeted to. Here at DANAMIC.ORG, certain spellbinding series caught our hearts, and their picturesque endings are just like the perfect frosting on an extremely decadent cake. Some others simply ended on a grotesque mess: think a soufflé which you had painstakingly whipped, and eventually failed to rise; or shooting 10 arrows and missing with all of…
Arts

On a Date with Juliet: Cheryl Tan Crosses The Causeway

Whether you’re a theatre junkie, a picnic lover or Shakespeare himself, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT)’s “Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet” is not to be missed. Catch the last iteration of our favourite Singaporean Shakespeare Spectacle before tickets run out. Cheryl Tan was only 8 when she was first introduced into the world of performing arts. Since then, she has never looked back as she continues to pursue a career as an actress and a jazz singer in Malaysia and Singapore. Some of her most memorable plays include “Beauty World” and other SRT productions, such as “Rapunzel”. In this special two-part series, DANAMIC.ORG were…
Life

Shui Gastrolounge Serves Up Affordable Drinks At Clarke Quay

It’s time to plug that frustrating leak in your wallet – the one that puts the $ in “Friday night drink$”, the one that happens before you try to hit f.Club or Attica. You shouldn’t have to go broke while having a good time at Clarke Quay, and thanks to establishments like Shui Gastrolounge, you don’t have to! Those familiar with the Clarke Quay area will recall the noise of pubs trying to outdo each other with bigger sound systems and patrons trying to holler over said music. Thankfully, Shui Gastrolounge excuses itself from all that. Comfortably located on the first floor of Clarke Quay Central,…
Life

RIP Nashville: Top 10 Performances From The Country Music Series

It’s a sombre moment for all country music and television fans out there. After an extremely impressive debut that garnered several nods from various award categories (ranging from the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Golden Globes and even the Emmys), TV series Nashville has, quite unfortunately, given its final curtain call on the grand ole opry stage/bluebird café/any other iconic music site in Nashville which we are all probably unaware of. Has @EmpireFOX finally eclipsed @Nashville_ABC? We wrote about the competition between the 2 shows last year:https://t.co/iegaiYHYnF — DANamic.ORG (@DANAMICORG) May 13, 2016 There could be a multitude of reasons as to why the…
Music

News From 2020: The Future Of Beyoncé, Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez, and More Music Stars

There’s never a boring day in pop music. Spoil yourself on the advancements these pop stars will be making in their career within the next 5 years, as told by our real legit $9.90 crystal ball! This is the totally accurate, 100% true first edition of News From 2020.  Beyoncé We don’t mention Her name anymore ever since she ascended into Heaven in an elevator 2 years ago in The Sécond Coming. Jay Z Staged The Sécond Coming and sold it on TIDAL (now RIPPLE) as an IMAX visual album. Was last photographed in Malibu next to Becky With The Good Hair…
Music

Sweet and Sated: 7 Questions with The Maine’s Garrett Nickelsen

The Maine have always been about being the truest version of yourself. From exiting from their major label contract with Fearless Records to organising a free tour across the US, The Maine have personified their manifesto while satisfying fans both old and new. Their latest project is “Covers (Side B)”, an album of music covers that serves as a counterpart to last year’s “Covers (Side A)” EP. The band have released a video for their cover of “Love Yourself” from the upcoming album (yes, it’s the song by Justin Bieber). There are no signs that The Maine are looking to slow…
Life

To Mama, Grandma, Aunties, and “Mr. Mum”

This Mother’s Day, DANamic.ORG writer Hannah Halim pens her thoughts on spending the occasion in Brisbane, away from the Singapore she grew up in. For the past week (or longer) my inbox has basically been spammed with promotional emails for exciting gifts to pamper Mama for Mother’s Day. While I find the bags on offer to be way beyond my daily purchase limit, being 6,150 km away means I can’t even make a surprise breakfast in bed for her. Growing up, I’m lucky that Mama has always been a constant. I guess it’s partly the reason why being away for…
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