Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Development or Sound Enhancement of Vocals??

Justin Timberlake has been admitted to hospital for surgery to save his voice. The heartthrob, who has been diagnosed with throat nodules - painful growths on the vocal cords caused by overstretching - checked into Los Angeles celebrity clinic, Cedars Sinai Hospital, last night (05.05.05).
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Nonthreatening is certainly the word for Michael Jackson. A devoted Jehovah's Witness, he doesn't smoke, drink or take drugs of any kind. (Indeed the only rumor about his drug life is that he takes female hormones to keep his voice high—a rumor he has persistently denied.)
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Brit singer Connie Fisher was forced to cancel her solo U.K. tour after doctors discovered she has a rare condition on her vocal chords. Doctors told the "Sound of Music" star that she might need surgery before she can sing.
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Rachael Ray is known for her outsized personality, but the TV chef and talk show host is planning an uncharacteristically quiet Christmas celebration this year.
"I'm having voice surgery on Dec. 16,
so we're going to celebrate very quietly," Ray, 40, confessed at Rosie's Gala, a charity event hosted by Rosie O'Donnell on Monday night
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Chart-topping British pop star SHAYNE WARD has flown to Los Angeles for throat surgery to save his voice. The 21-year-old singer, who shot to fame after winning British TV talent show THE X FACTOR last December (05), will go under the knife on Thursday (31AUG06) to have career-threatening nodules removed from his vocal cords.
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Rock 'n' roll can brutalize the vocal cords. Just ask Piebald singer Travis Shettel, who tore up his voice this year, forcing the band to cancel a high-profile tour with Dashboard Confessional. But Shettel was able to fight his way back with the help of the same Boston surgeon who once repaired the vocal cords of Elton John.
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Mary Anne Hoskins is sitting in Melanie Hudson’s office, blowing raspberries.

She’s learning how to use her voice. At 44, she thought she already knew. But one look at her vocal cords and Dr. Robert Ossoff sent her down the Vanderbilt Voice Center hallway to Hudson, a speech pathologist, who soon put Hoskins through the training paces. Hoskins pursed her lips and buzzed, she talked into a Kleenex, then she emitted a very dramatic “hummmmm” in a great arpeggio arch, like a note going over a waterfall. Hoskins, an academic advisor at the University of Tennessee, started losing her voice about three years ago when, as an alto in the Knoxville First Baptist Church choir, she noticed her hallelujahs were harsh and inharmonious. She saw her physician, who referred her to an otolaryngologist, who suggested surgery.

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How to Develop a Female Voice

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2 comments:

  1. Ronnie Spector looks like Etta James in the face. I thought Josephine Baker got sick and lost her ability to have children(according to the movie), or was that a cover up? This was suppose to be why she adopted all those children. Maybe, just maybe she adopted all those children to hide her real children in between somewhere. Just like Oprah is doing with here children at Gail's house.

    When I was a child I use to do all my book reports on famous Black celebrities. I did one on Josephine baker. I found her to be totally awesome. But what I later found out about her damn there destroyed my image of her. She is rumoured to have really hated being Black. Yes I do realize she had Indian (Black ppl's way of disowning themselves) in her family, but anyone can clearly see that she was a sister.

    Please don't tell me that Lena Horne is intersexed. I wouldn't even care because I Love Ms. Horne. But you never really hear about her children either. I do remember them mentioning that she had a daughter. Other than that you don't hear a thing.

    OOOPs sorry this post belong to the Bella Donna headline. My bad

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  2. Man - This is some sick sh*t!

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