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Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod Knowles, announces the first annual WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival at the AMC Theaters in Aventura, FL taking place February 27 – March 3, 2014.
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The massive success of “Whiskey & Wine Vol. 1” kept the band on the road for the most part of 2014. The first single “That Was The Whiskey”, co-written with Nashville songwriter Lori McKenna (Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes), premiered on CMT trending in the Top 10 and was nominated in the "Country Song" category at The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards. When the New York based, alt-country female rockers do something, they do it big. Catapulted into the national spotlight in 2005 with a groundbreaking major label debut that landed them in the top 20 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart for an entire year.
Best known for relentless touring and masterful musicianship, the band played upwards of 280 shows a year in their early days. Founding sisters Cathy and Kristen Henderson have always had the same philosophy. Play better than the boys and make sure the fans feel like part of the family. Catchy songs, has allowed this self-sustained group to maintain her independence and leave an indelible mark on an industry best known for leaving girl (bands) behind.
In a business riddled with pitfalls, the fans have been the one thing Antigone Rising count on. Their first independent fan-funded CD (2000's "Rock Album") raised ten thousand dollars via checks through snail mail before the internet ever kicked into high gear. Their fan funded effort for "23 Red" raised quadruple that number, with fan perks including bowling and kickball with the band, private house concerts, and band members making personal happy birthday phone calls. Their latest campaign through PledgeMusic reached 154% of its goal within weeks. The fans are the lifeblood of Antigone Rising and have always been the most critical part of the formula.
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Bullyheart is an extremely talented bunch...I would definitely recommend everyone give Bullyheart a listen, because they are no doubt, unique. I really hope to hear the name “Bullyheart,” in a few years down the road and see them opening up a huge venue with some big names."
Michelle Lopez, MUSIC EXISTENCE
"There's no mistaking this voice once you hear it, backed by a truly rocking band. It's as if all the real beautiful voices have gathered into one amazing woman."
Scott Prinzing, Indie Music Reviews
Bullyheart is the brainchild of recording artist Holly Long. It is home for her rebel-heart which pulses with intense ambivalence about living life as a complex woman. Love and anger- disdain and awe- humility and power, all co-exist in harmony within this voice. All pieces of the whole that make up Bullyheart's unique and yet familiar howl.
Over the past two years, deep in the den alongside her fellow feral musical beasts, David Boucher and Kevin Harp, Holly birthed a home for the Bullyheart voice within the project, "Antigravity" paying homage to her love and appreciation for early 80's rock and roll. The result? A clean, raw-edged record which sounds urgent and alive on first listen.
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“McLaughlin is what I refer to as a "heart on her sleeve" composer, i.e. there is no subterfuge, no subtlety at work in her music - she presents her emotional intent of a song forthwith and front and center. It's a testament to her considerable talent that this baring of her soul always works so well, because in the hands of a lesser talent, the music would be melodramatic, overly self-conscious, and would grow tiresome. However, it's not just her technique and artistry, which is impossible to ignore, but also her artist's soul, which seems woven into every piece of music she writes. No matter how pyrotechnic she can be (and this woman can really play piano with the best of 'em), there is always the presence of heart, sometimes "in your face" and sometimes between the lines, but never hidden behind artifice."
Bill Binkelman, Wind & Wire and Zone Music Reporter
Michele McLaughlin is a self-taught contemporary solo pianist and composer. She has released fifteen albums, many of which have received multiple nominations and awards, including winning Album of the Year (Whisperings Solo Piano Radio), Song of the Year (Independent Music Awards) and Top Picks (Mainly Piano and SoloPiano.com). Her original solo piano compositions are often described as "musical storytelling" because the music paints a perfect picture of the story she is trying to tell. Michele says, “I've often been told that my music is "haunting and contagious", "relaxing and beautiful", "peaceful and touching". I've also been told that my music is "captivating" and that it transports the listener into worlds of imagination and wonder. For me though, my music is my story... it is my diary, my journal, my biography… a glimpse into my soul.
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Mama Jambalaya joins Indie Lady A for 15 minutes of laughs, fun and some awesome relationship
tips on how to keep the flames of your relationship hot. Call in live to listen to these
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While focusing on her music, writing, recording, and continuing to hone her skills on the guitar, she teamed with producer Shaun Fisher (Mandy Moore, Gloria Estefan), who, over the course of three years, would pour his knowledge into her, giving her the needed confidence and tools to press forward. “Shaun Fisher is her true mentor and is someone who really believed in her three years ago, really taking a chance writing and creating the album with her.”
It was time well spent as Hart’s newfound dedication found her slowly climbing the ladder, garnering high profile opportunities to open for artists like Monica, Jagged Edge, David Cook, and Jon McLaughlin, among many others. Each and every opportunity found the artist adding to her toolbox, learning each time out and honing her chops that much more.
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AJ started working at a small boutique advertising agency where he focused working in the sports and entertainment industry. To this day he is thankful for this experience because he learned so much about packaging and good design. He was privileged to work with companies like Nike and authors like Keith Wyche.
He played music and was taking everything he learned in the office and applied it to his music career. This led him to co-founding and touring in a professional Christian/Progressive/Rock band called Trade Cities. By the time he decided to split ways in October of 2009, he had achieved radio play, playing nationally known festivals, sharing stages with the biggest bands in our industry like Luminate, Seventh Day Slumber and The Wedding, a 38’ tour bus and 2 offers from record labels. During this part of my journey he learned a TON about packaging, positioning and interpersonal relationships.
After the music career came to a screeching halt, I had a decision to make.
I decided I wanted something more!
At this time a good friend of mine forwarded me an email that changed the direction of my life. It was an email for 3 free training videos from Brendon Burchard.
Roxanna's music is produced by Mark Portmann, who has worked with pop royalty Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand, Annie Lennox and Christina Aguilera. He offers, “People want to hear real talent, real voices and real stories—something that changes your life. Roxanna’s music does that. She will give you everything you ask for. It’s a daunting task for anyone new in this business and she tackled it like a warrior.”
Among highlights of “Exotica,” “Close Your Eyes,” co-written by Portmann and Lindy Robbins (Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, Nick Lachey), is a consummate nurturing love song offering a sky-scraping vocal tour de force as Roxanna sings, “Close your eyes, I’ll be here til the sunrise, and your dreams come to carry you far from sorrow.” She notes, “This song is such a parallel for what I saw as an RN, when people endure tough times and you want to offer them hope. I sang two takes of the lyric and we knew it possessed everything I felt in my heart.”
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Torsha Lynn’s life has thrown her a few curve balls, but as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. Even through immense heartbreak and incredible joy, one thing has always been clear: she was meant to be a singer. Returning to her life’s passion to release her sophomore album, “Inappropriate,” which has already been hailed by critics for its “flawless vocals, hypnotic melodies and epic anthems,” Torsha’s latest album promises to deliver a unique R&B style sure to draw in listeners with her powerful voice and sound.
From an early age, Torsha, a Dallas, TX native and resident, filled her home with song: she was singing solos in her church choir at just four years old, competing in statewide competitions by middle school, singing in an all-female musical group throughout high school, joining the choir and band in junior high and high school. By the time she started college, on a full scholarship to Texas Christian University, she began to sing professionally.
I literally walked off the graduation stage and into a studio to produce my first solo album with Michael Lloyd, former vice president of A&R at MGM Records, and Emmy award winning songwriter Greg O’Connor.”
Torsha had immediate success, but then life and tragedy got in the way. One of her first songs was selected as the trailer for the movie “Love Hurts,” and while she was marketing her first single, Torsha and her husband got pregnant then lost the baby during the third trimester. The experience was so traumatic that she walked away from everything and opened Snug Pet Resort in San Diego at the age of 25.
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Barbara's solo singing career was preceded by a stint as a vocalist in the popular Portland, Oregon band, Pepe and the Bottle Blondes. The group appeared with the Oregon Symphony Pops, the Britt Festival in Jackson, Oregon, and in venues throughout Oregon as well as in Reno and Seattle. In 2002, Barbara went solo, and since then has been performing throughout the Pacific Northwest with regular engagements in such premier venues as Jimmy Mak's, the Liberty Theater in Astoria, the Heathman and Benson Hotels, and the Allison. She has also appeared at Portland's Cathedral Park Jazz Festival and the Portland Jazz Festival.
The concept for Rock Me Sweet came from Barbara's dear friend Tom Nunan, an executive producer of many films and TV shows including the Oscar-winning “Best Picture,” Crash. Tom suggested taking rock anthems originally recorded by male artists and slowing the tempos down to give them a smoky torch ballad feel. "Once we brought the tempos down, the emotions and stories contained in the lyrics emerged so clearly. I began to love these songs more and more, and to gain new admiration for the artists who conceived them,” she says.
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A performer from a very young age, singer, dancer and model Farrah Washington is making her musical debut with the release of her first official EP, Neoteric, in October 2014. Even though she is rather shy, Farah is no stranger to the spotlight and she comes alive when she sings – opening her heart and letting her fans in.
Farah started singing when she was just six years old and by middle school she began to compete in talent shows. Even though she did not win, Farah was not discouraged. She joined the high school dance team, built her confidence as a performer, began to write songs and worked hard to develop her own sound in the recording studio.
To gain a following, Farah took to the Internet and began posting mini-projects on MySpace. In 2008 and 2009, she uploaded her first collection of songs, which she titled Rebirth Nation. As she began to acquire a fan base for her music, Farah fell into a successful modeling career. We will explore this raising star's talent as we listen to her tunes.
This week on Celebrity juice we will be dishing the juice on Jada Pinkett Smith,
Usher, Ne-Yo, Sugar Ray Leonard, and a few others. Want to know
who has had the biggest celeb brain fart tune in to find out. What are your
opinions regarding what is going on with celeb parenting? Do you think
a 13 year old should be giving the same independence as an adult? What
ever happen to parenting according to values, right and wrong, and let's
not forget disciple? Is there such a thing as disciple when it comes to
having celebrity parents?
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