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Andrea Stefancikova – The Essence of a Woman Growing Strong

At 34 years old I have been told that I am too old – I need to be smaller – my hair should be better. It is only now in my thirties that I feel myself coming alive as a woman. I feel really sorry for the young girls starting out in these situations. Though things are improving with more people recognizing a healthier lifestyle we are still so far from being there.

ANDREA STEFANCIKOVA

A refreshing chat with Slovakian born actress/model Andrea Stefancikova

Currently living in Vancouver – well traveled with experiences of life – she has some exciting projects and a new book coming next year.
So nice to share a bond as women finding their way – and to hear Andrea’s honesty about the realities of the being a woman in this business, and how it feels to be pressured to be a ‘cookie cutter’ girl to remain relevant in an industry that would rather eat you alive than see you thrive.
Find out what she would like men to really know about her.
So much more to this girl behind the image and we look forward to sharing our journey of ‘Selfless’ with her.

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Cariboo Express – Making Music Count Across Western Canada

Who couldn’t find something to live for with Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts.

Music – such a powerful expression from above, and there is nothing more fulfilling than to watch it grow and infiltrate into the hearts and lives of those who need it most.

So nice to catch up with Barney this week to chat about Cariboo Express –  a talented ensemble that has been touring each November for more than a decade to make a difference with their gift of music.

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This is a one-of-a-kind variety show cast with renowned Canadian musicians, led by Canadian superstar Barney Bentall, along with Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Matt Masters, Wendy Bird, various special guests and a backing band comprised of some of Canada’s finest musicians. Each of the core members have music careers of their own, but every November the group convenes to raise funds for various worthy charities in the spirit of song, community and giving back to society.

Cariboo Express has raised $850,000 to date, which is true testament to their vision of lending a hand where it may be needed most – and they are so very far from finished.

Fresh Independence is excited to take part in their Vancouver show Saturday November 26th at the Vogue Theatre on Granville Street.

Hope to see you there!

Cariboo Express Tour Dates

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The Wistfulness of MAY – New York

‘If I can say anything it is to be authentic and stay true to yourself. I can’t tell you how many times people have tried to tell me to try something different.’

– MAY

Every once in a long while an artist appears on the scene with a voice and essence rare to come by present day.
Classy, thoughtful and filled with smouldering passion is MAY – Australian native, currently crushing the music scene in New York City.
The best is definitely yet to come for this timeless beauty.

 

 

LISTEN TO MORE MUSIC WITH MAY

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Wilder Adkins – Birmingham Alabama

I caught up with Wilder Adkins in Birmingham Alabama, to talk about his song I heard on Sirius XM Coffee House – ‘When I’m Married’.
You know every once in a while something imprints on you in a way that feels so right. I think so much so this time, because Wilder delivers vows from the heart – that give your love a resting place – where without fear or doubt it knows it will always be safe and warm. No bells – no whistles – just a beautiful song of truth.
After all what is life really all about…

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WILDER ADKINS 

This is a very realistic, honest song, that says that love takes work, and yes we are going to hurt each other sometimes but we can grow through that and we can make it work for us.

When I’m Married

Oh When I am married
there will be no magic words
there will be no transformation
just a white-dressed girl

and we will tie ourselves together
with a spoken solemn vow
and we will fight for one another
till they lay us in the ground

cause I am yours and you are mine
I am yours and you are mine
and there’s a love that grows between us
like a gently creeping vine

I am bound to fail you lover
I am bound to let you down
oh but do not give up on me
how I long to make you proud

and in my heart there is an ocean
throwing waves upon the shore
and if you go from me my darling
they will not crash anymore

Oh and when I am older
and my eyes no longer shine
still I’ll long to see you lover
oh you are my columbine

I have seen the mighty river
and I’ve seen the moon and stars
and I know there is no other
that could penetrate my heart
how you penetrate my heart

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