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Toronto Area Music Instructor Bonnie Milne Implements Elementary Music Program While Hitting UK iTunes Pop Chart

Bonnie Milne is the Arts Facilitator for her school board. Her calming brand of classical-meets-contemporary is heard on her latest single “New Beginnings.”

Bonnie Milne is an unlikely “pop star.” With the release of her latest single, the classically trained pianist and composer has managed to crossover by reaching the UK iTunes Pop Songs chart. “New Beginnings” reached #60 last week. The single release comes on the heels of her 2021 album release, “Anticipation.”

Bonnie’s “Classical meets Pop” brand was inspired by the greats of classical music such as Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, blended with contemporary instrumental musicians such as Ludovico Einaudi, David Tolk, Piano Guys, and the popular sounds of Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette and Taylor Swift.


Bonnie’s instrumental music is described as flowing, melodic, playful, deeply emotional and even intense at times. She has her own sense of dissonance to harmony that is unique to her, moving from major to minor and back, creating an emotional journey for the listener. Bonnie enjoys performing in the outdoors, surrounded by natural beauty.

ABOUT BONNIE MILNE: Born and raised in a small central northern town in Ontario, Bonnie studied classical piano, creating compositions she performed for family and friends. After studying music at University, she gained her Teaching Degree, adding vocal music as a focus too. In addition to managing her own private music instruction business, she began teaching music in elementary schools. She is now working as the Arts Facilitator for her Board, and implementing a “music education program” in all elementary schools. Bonnie’s goal, along with the Music Teachers in her Board, is to “Inspire Music for Life” for their students.


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Drake Gets Nostalgic, Sings Along to Classic Hit in Hilarious Close-Up Video


Drake, the global music sensation known for his chart-topping hits, isn’t afraid to show his goofy side. In a recent video making waves on the internet, the megastar was caught in a candid moment singing along to one of his old classics, “Feel No Ways” from the iconic Views album. The twist? The video was shot at an uncomfortably close angle, giving fans a hilarious and up-close look at the rapper’s impromptu performance.

Despite being one of the biggest names in the music industry, Drake has always maintained his sense of humor. Known for his associations with funny friends like Lil Yachty, the artist seems to enjoy a good laugh, even at his own expense. The video sparked a flurry of jokes and comments from fans, with some playfully poking fun at the close-up perspective.


While some fans defended Drake’s right to celebrate his own music, acknowledging his journey since entering the scene in 2008, others reminisced about the Views era and expressed love for the featured track, “Feel No Ways.” Comments flooded in, highlighting the diverse opinions on the rapper’s playful moment of nostalgia.

Drake’s musical journey in 2023 has been nothing short of impressive. Following the release of his Scary Hours 3 EP, an extension of the acclaimed For All The Dogs album, Drake reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard 200. The EP not only showcased his musical prowess but also reignited some longstanding beefs, including subtle jabs at Joe Budden, Pusha T, and former ally turned foe, Kanye West.


The EP’s tracks dominated the Hot 100 charts, with “You Broke My Heart” holding steady at number 58. Drake’s Spotify Wrapped numbers for the year further solidified his musical dominance, boasting over 11 billion streams from a whopping 195 million fans.

As fans continue to marvel at Drake’s achievements in 2023, the question lingers: What’s your take on Drake sharing a video of himself jamming out to his own throwback? Drop your thoughts in the comment section below and join the conversation!

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Ciara Sets Sights on Chart-Topping Glory, Aiming for Another R&B Triumph


In the dynamic world of R&B, Ciara stands as a beacon of success, continually etching milestones into the industry’s rich history. Flashback to a pivotal moment 17 years ago when Ciara unleashed her sophomore masterpiece, “The Evolution.” Recently, the songstress took to Twitter to bask in the album’s glory, setting off a tidal wave of nostalgia among fans worldwide. Rated RNB chimed in, encapsulating the sentiments of admirers who fondly remembered the album’s profound impact on the R&B scene.

Amidst the celebration, Ciara herself added a personal touch, dropping a bombshell revelation: “Fun fact: This was my first #1 Album.” A symbolic milestone, underscoring the album’s role in propelling her career to new heights. “The Evolution” wasn’t just a compilation of songs; it was a sonic odyssey, a testament to Ciara’s artistic evolution both lyrically and musically. Far from a mere sequel, it was a bold statement, showcasing her maturity as an artist. The album seamlessly weaved R&B, hip-hop, and pop influences, captivating a diverse audience with hits like “Promise” and “Like a Boy,” demonstrating Ciara’s prowess in navigating varied musical styles while maintaining her distinct signature.


Yet, Ciara’s tweet wasn’t confined to reliving past glories; it held a promise for the future. “My mission is to do it again,” she declared, unveiling her unyielding commitment to achieving another #1 album. This declaration speaks volumes about Ciara’s unwavering pursuit of excellence and her refusal to be bound by past achievements. A mindset resonating with both long-standing fans and those newly discovering her music.

As we commemorate the 17th anniversary of “The Evolution,” Ciara’s impact on the R&B genre proves timeless. Her ability to reinvent herself while staying true to her roots solidifies her status as a trailblazer. With a new mission on the horizon, fans eagerly anticipate the next chapter in her musical journey—one poised to be as groundbreaking as the album that started it all. Share your thoughts on Ciara’s musical evolution with us on Honk Magazine!

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