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Rachael Ray Is a Show Host, Cookbook Author, and an Exceptionally Talented Singer

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Most will recognize Rachael Ray as the host of popular TV programs like her eponymous daytime show, 30 Minute Meals, and Rachael Ray’s Week In A Day, and as the author of best-selling cookbooks like The Book of Burger and Comfort Food.

However, Rachael has other talents as well. A wonderful singer, she also delighted fans with brilliant takes on hit songs like “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” So, which songs did Rachael perform in the past? 

Chef, author, and TV host Rachael Ray is a mightily talented singer.

Rachael married actor, producer, and musician John M. Cusimano in the autumn of 2005 — and they’ve been inseparable ever since. As the celebrity cook and television show host revealed in a previous interview with Aol.com, they’ve barely ever gone a day without speaking to each other either in person or on the phone. It’s perhaps reasonable to assume that John’s passion for music had a great deal of influence on Rachael as well. 

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Rachael joined her husband and the members of his band, The Cringe, alongside a handful of other musicians to perform a brilliant new take on “Without You” by Pearl Jam only recently. Taped in their respective homes, the recording and the accompanying video attest to an experimental spirit and a D.I.Y. approach to music-making. The tune featured on the Season 15 premiere of Rachael Ray, and it was also shared on the show’s official YouTube channel. 

Enthusiastic fans have taken to Twitter to applaud the show host for her exceptional singing chops. 

“@rachaelray singing with her husband John and his band on the @rachaelrayshow today. Rachael, I never knew you could sing! You sing great!” tweeted a person.

“@rachaelray you’re a singer baby!!!! Wow!!” wrote another person. 

“Rachael Ray is a singer now?” asked somebody else. 

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Before “Without You” would have come out, Rachael also provided the vocals for an adaptation of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John, also created by The Cringe. 

Released on June 22, 2020, the song and the video prove that it’s possible to overcome the artistic challenges a lockdown poses. Take Rachael and John, who taped the whole song in their beautifully-decorated home studio. 

The fantastic song was performed on the Season 14 finale of Rachael Ray. There’s a perfectly good chance that the incredibly talented show host, her husband, and the members of The Cringe might turn this into a regular habit and treat viewers to other, just as catchy adaptations as well in the future.  

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Smashing Pumpkins Drop New Songs ‘Confessions of a Dopamine Addict,’ ‘Wrath’

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Smashing Pumpkins have dropped two new songs from their upcoming double album, Cyr. Produced by frontman Billy Corgan, “Confessions of a Dopamine Addict” and “Wrath” follow the previously released title track and “The Colour of Love.” The two new singles arrive ahead of the band’s new five-part animated series, In Ashes.

The second episode of In Ashes, which is called “Inspirations, Aspirations,” will also serve as the video for “Confessions of a Dopamine Addict.” “Love is easy, whichever way you start/Take the diamonds, slice it through your hearts,” Corgan sings on the foreboding song. “And watch what color bleeds.”

“Wrath” houses uplifting harmonies that belie the vengeful title. “If there’s heaven, there’s a place for us/There’s a teenage dream,” Corgan sings.

Both songs appear on the 20-song Cyr, which will be released on November 27th and is available for pre-order. The LP features Corgan along with founding members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

The first two episodes of In Ashes will premiere on Friday. Episode One, dubbed “As the Crow Flies,” will feature Cyr song, “The Colour of Love.”

“The original story is something I’ve written and although it’s (mostly) lighthearted, In Ashes does address many things we face each day,” Corgan said in a statement about the series he created, which is animated by Deep Sky. “That is… if… we live in dystopia, or paradise, or both. The choice, some say, is yours; and could even be a quantum issue.”

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Montreal’s Phi Centre Takes Central Role in XR Ecosystem

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In an emerging landscape marked by dynamism and evolution, it doesn’t take long for new actors to become old stalwarts. Which goes a long way in explaining how Montreal’s Phi Centre – a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization with a gallery front in the city’s historic core – has gone from VR novice to one of the nascent art form’s institutional pillars in the span of a few short years.

When the Phi Centre started programming VR titles in 2014, it took to the task with a convert’s zeal, sending curators to showcases all across the globe and mounting the piece they brought home with care.

“You would not come to the center and just see a chair and headset,” explains Myriam Achard, Phi’s chief of new media partnerships. “The way we show the pieces is almost theatrical. We do a lot of scenography and contextualization, giving artists the opportunity to show their work with specifically designed and dedicated installations.”

Phi’s showman’s flair has won the exhibition space plenty of supporters, whose high expectations in turn have kept Achard always on the road looking out for new projects. “In normal times, I’m travelling a week out of every month, discovering new works, meeting artists, and visiting studios,” Achard explains.

That has created a kind of feedback loop that only strengthened Phi’s reputation. As Achard notes: “It’s important to continue building international links, both so we can bring the best projects to Montreal but also so that we can use the expertise we’ve developed over the past five years and to export it to other places.”

Initially, 2020 was supposed to be a victory lap, as Achard and team looked to consolidate their past five years of travel, discovery and networking into a touring VR exhibition with planned berths in London, New York and Milan. While global events scuttled those plans – at least until next year, they hope – Phi has nevertheless staked out a unique slot in the XR ecosystem.

Benefiting from the same institutional legitimacy as the major artistic VR showcases without the inherent need to compete, the Phi Centre has become an organizing pole within the (still very limited) community.


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“We’re not a festival, so we don’t play the same role as Tribeca or Venice or South by Southwest,” Achard explains. “[Instead,] we federate, we bring those diverse actors together.”

Recently, those partners have asked Phi to coordinate an ambitious project that would unite the various festivals under a single online label, turning to the Montreal organization for its independence and heft.

Meanwhile, the Phi name has proven advantageous even further up the supply chain, as producers have touted Phi’s interest in a project as a key to unlock additional sources of funding and development grants for potentially challenging work.

“It’s clear that [we play a growing part],” Achard says. “We have signed many letters of intent, only signaling our interest in the project. We don’t even have to confirm that we will present a specific piece. Just the fact that we are interested – that there’s potential for it to happen – can sometimes really help.”

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Swae Lee Hopes For Someone Who Will ‘Dance Like No One’s Watching’ On His New Single

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Swae Lee is hard at work on his upcoming album, one that the Rae Sremmurd member has been promoting for much of the year. The upcoming release is currently preceded by a pair of singles, “Reality Check” and “Someone Said,” but now Swae Lee has returned with a third single. Letting his auto-tuned vocals lead the way once again, he returns with “Dance Like No One’s Watching.” Looking for a carefree partner while pushing the memory of an old flame out of his mind, Swae seeks a night where he and his partner worry about nothing else but the room they reside in.

The song comes after he dropped “Reality Check” back in May. In conjunction with the new single, the Rae Sremmurd rapper launched an Only Fans which he used to promote the single. Prior to that, Swae shared his “Someone Said” single, one that showed off his darker side and came attached with a video inspired by informercials. Aside from other loose releases from this year that include “Back To Back Maybach” and a remix of Arizona Zervas’ breakout hit “Roxanne,” Swae Lee has lent his voice to a pair of tracks this year which includes Internet Money’s “Thrusting” with Future and Kane Brown’s “Be Like That” with Khalid.

Listen “Dance Like No One’s Watching” in the video above.

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