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Author Archive | Cerys

Ocean Eyes by Owl City

My first introduction to Owl City was hearing ‘Fireflies’, the fourth single off their third album Ocean Eyes, on the radio and, I’ll be honest, I didn’t have very nice things to say about it. I thought that Adam Young, the man singing about ‘planet Earth turning slowly’, needed to lock homself in his bedroom, find […]

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An Interview with Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer has made an enormous impact as Kurt in Glee. Kurt is a boy whose superior and flamboyant exterior conceals a delicate, wounded soul. Frequently bullied by the football team, he is an immensely entertaining, wonderfully theatrical member of the Glee Club at McKinley High School. Kurt throws himself into everything with all the […]

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An Interview with Amber Riley

Amber Riley plays Mercedes, the marvellously charismatic and dynamic diva-in-training of the Glee Club who refuses to sing as a supporting artist. As far as she’s concerned, it’s centre-stage or nowhere! The actress, who was honoured to sing for President Obama on the cast’s visit to the White house, an occasion she describes as “the […]

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An Interview with Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison takes the role of Mr Will Schuester in Glee, the first season of which is now being released on DVD by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Mr Schuester is the optimistic teacher who takes on the Herculean task of restoring McKinley High School’s Glee Club to its former glory. At first, he is […]

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The Very Best of Enya

Eithne Ni Bhraonain, known to millions of people around the world as ‘Enya’, is one of the most recognisable artists in the music industry. Her distinctive, lush, layered vocals and classically-inspired pop is a unique sound, a sound that Works. After a career spanning twenty three years and sales of over 70 million albums, Enya […]

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An Interview with Jenna Ushkowitz

Jenna Ushkowitz has garnered a global following by playing the role of Tina in Glee. Tina is a complex character. She suffers from the same lack of self-confidence as other members of the group of social outcasts who form the Glee Club at McKinley High School. In order to win sympathy, Tina pretended to have […]

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An Interview with Kevin McHale

In Glee, Kevin McHale plays the widely loved character of Artie. He is the wheelchair-bound singer and musician who in season one embarks on a tentative relationship with his Glee Club colleague Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz). 22-year-old Kevin, who has also starred in True Blood, The Office, Zoey 101 and All That, starts by explaining the […]

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Up, written and directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, is a fun animated comedy about a retired balloon salesman that gets to go on the adventure of a lifetime. As the movie starts, we meet a young Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), who would one day like to be an explorer, with the dream to […]

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An Interview with Paula de Carvalho

Exclusives’ Julie Wood recently conducted an email interview with South African author Paula de Carvalho, to find out a little more about her and her book, Playing with Fire. The interview went as follows: EB: You had your first book, Playing with Fire, published in 2009, so are still relatively new to the writing scene. […]

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An Interview with John Connolly

Exclusives’ Julie Wood was recently delighted to meet the charming John Connolly to discuss his latest book, The Whisperers, and many other things as well. Their conversation went like this: EB: For our readers who maybe aren’t familiar with your work, or know who you are but aren’t sure necessarily why, could you maybe give […]

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