April/May 2017: MCXV Music Articles by Ashley Paskill

Emmet Cahill Releases “Beauty and the Beast” Cover on YouTube


Irish tenor Emmet Cahill, known for his role in Celtic Thunder, recently released a cover of “Beauty and the Beast” on YouTube. The video is in black and white but is filled with the magic that Disney holds.

Album Review: Barry Manilow’s “This Is My Town”


Barry Manilow released his latest album on April 21. The album focuses on songs about New York City. It features both covers and originals and every song is sung with a passionate love for the Big Apple.

Roger Taylor Releases Video on iTunes


Queen drummer Roger Taylor recently released a music video to his song, “Journey’s End.” The video was exclusively released to iTunes and the song-only version will be released in June.

Wednesday Wisdom: Song Lyrics


Every Wednesday, Twitter Trends show that #WednesdayWisdom is a popular tag for users. The hashtag is filled with people wanting to share quotes and other forms of wisdom. This article looks at wisdom found in song lyrics.

2017 Billboard Music Awards


The 2017 Billboard Awards took place on May 21. It aired on ABC and honored musicians who released new music in the last year. It was less political than several other award shows, but it was filled with success and performances.

Celebrities React to the Manchester Terrorism Attack


On May 22, a terrorism attack via a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured at least 59 people at an Arianna Grande concert at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Celebrities took to YouTube to express their thoughts after.

Mandisa’s “Out of the Dark” Review


Ashley Paskill wrote this review about Mandisa’s latest album. The album was inspired by Mandisa’s struggle after a friend’s death due to breast cancer. It highlights that Mandisa used her faith to pull her out of a tough time.



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