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Sundays with The SingSations

We recently came across longtime KaraFun user Darrel Dickson. Darrel is your typical music lover but he isn't your typical karaoke singer. Every Sunday for the past 5 years, alongside his group The SingSations, they're spreading happiness in music to the delight of dozens of Canadian senior citizens.

In Darrel’s own words, here is a typical Sunday at the Oshawa Senior Citizen Centre.

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9 famous singers on the power of music

Music and singing have an unspeakable power: bringing up emotions and bringing back memories. Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald likely said it best when she asserted "the only thing better than singing is more singing."

Numerous famous singers made music a daily job and perfectly captured the power of music in a single sentence.

Here are a selection of quotes about the power of music from famous artists.

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11 emojis for 11 playlists

This July 17th marks World Emoji Day. Yes, yes… we can hear you: “Wait, what the….?” So, let us explain!

Emojis are those small symbols that you use likely already use on a daily basis. They’ve invaded our cell phones, tablets, computers and pretty much all social networks.

In celebration, our team has associated 11 playlists with their corresponding emoji. Go grab the microphone!

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Why do certain songs get stuck in our head?

We’ve all been victim; a friend sings something out loud and the rest of the day the melody and lyrics are stuck in your head. From the Macarena to Let it Go often a good night’s sleep isn’t enough to get away from the haunting, but oh-so-good, melody.

According to a study published by the journal, Psychology of Music, 90% of the population reports getting a song stuck in their head at least one time per week.

While it is a a common problem, the type of song varies on the person and personal tastes.

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