I have always been a huge advocate of a cappella music. When I was little, I would sing in workshops and Young Women in Harmony choruses. As I currently sing with the award-winning York Highlands Chorus, I wanted to showcase four-part a cappella barbershop music style, this week.
This week’s Music Monday features one of the many talented groups in Sweet Adelines International, a global, all women’s organization. After winning the international competition in 2014, LoveNotes Quartet proves that barbershop is not as old fashioned, as it might seem. LoveNotes is the youngest to ever win an international competition and has been singing together for over 12 years. With members ranging from 23 to 26-years-old, these women are role models to many.
Here they are performing “No No Norman,” “End of Time,” “Hooked on A Feeling” and “Danny Boy:”
Hello everyone. My name is Meaghan DeClerq and I am a freelance photographer. When I held my first camera I had an epiphany – I knew that photography would become a larger part of my life.
I graduated in 2013 from the Media Studies program, emphasizing in Image Arts, at the University of Guelph-Humber. Although I am not as talented as the other contributors when it comes to writing, I hope I can showcase my love of photography.
Those who know me know how much I adore food photography. No matter what food is on the table, I have to photograph it. It is important to note that when I say photograph, I mean moving plates around until I got the right lighting – leading to many cold dinners and angry family members.
Outside of my passion for food, I enjoy many styles of photography, particularly portraiture and commercial. Regardless of the style, what I love most is the creative freedom. Whether it’s being your own food stylist, picking a wardrobe or location, photography lets your work shine. I hope you view my work as what it is meant to be – creative freedom. Allowing the colours and textures to take you somewhere special and different from everyday imagery.
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