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  • Tammy Reese
    Published a day ago
    Casay Vaughn & Jay Claxton

    Casay Vaughn & Jay Claxton

    With almost a quarter of a century in the entertainment industry, CaSay Vaughn continues to push the envelope and dominates her role in the media industry. CaSay Vaughn is an American Media and Business Strategist. In Media, she is known as both the master strategist and super producer. Dubbed the "Media Maven" CaSay has produced both Television and Radio. She has worked with companies such as NBC, TV One, Radio One BET and SiriusXM where she has left a major blueprint in the industry. CaSay has worked with numerous Celebrities and Athletes and multiple Record Labels. Currently, CaSay serves as Vice President Board of Directors, The Black Media Honors.
  • Tammy Reese
    Published 13 days ago
    Roxanne Luciano

    Roxanne Luciano

    Rising to Fame Roxanne Luciano comes from a family of entertainers. Growing up in the music business Luciano has met and worked with reputable artists across all genres. Staying true to herself this dynamic artist has crossed over barriers and is killing the scene. So much so the legendary Tony Mercedes who has sold over twenty- seven million records is behind Luciano. Luciano new single RichRich is out now.
  • Tammy Reese
    Published about a month ago
    Katelyn Paige

    Katelyn Paige

    Armed with sultry song titles like “Whiskey Kisses,” “Skinny Dipping,” and “Blankets and Bonfires,” Katelyn Paige is a full-blooded, down-home country girl from the woods of Douglasville, Georgia. From riding four-wheelers in a bikini to nailing backflips on Tik Tok, Katelyn is an effortless beauty and fearless free spirit on the fast track to fame. Her tousled blonde curls and trap country debut single “Daisy Dukes” delivers a surprising one-of-a-kind crossover sound and young Mariah Carey-Esque sex appeal that has her flying high in the air on a mainstream trajectory to Hollywood. The "Daisy Dukes" video is now past 100,000 views.
  • Jason James
    Published about a month ago
    Miko Reed—Singing Sensation

    Miko Reed—Singing Sensation

    What’s your name, artist name and where are you from? Yumiko Reed. Artist name is Miko Reed. I’m from Oceanside, California.
  • Virag Dombay
    Published 3 months ago
    Taylor Swift is the Poet of the Twenty-First Century

    Taylor Swift is the Poet of the Twenty-First Century

    I don't know about you guys, but I've been listening to Folklore on repeat since it came out. I also may or may not have memorised most of the lyrics. I've always loved Taylor Swift. There, I said it. And I've always loved her through all of her different sounds and albums, because of the quality of her lyrics. The poetic nature and the imagery in her lyrics are what lures me in, and it's probably why I love Folklore so much. She's not only one of the best songwriters of our generation but one of its best poets too, as that's what her lyrics are: delightful slices of poetry. Instead of writing a 600 word academic essay as to why I think she's such a profound poet, I thought I'd share with you all a list of same of my favourite poetry of hers. They are as follows (and in no particular order):
  • Jade Kelly
    Published 4 months ago
    Jennifer Jess

    Jennifer Jess

    Jennifer Jess is an exceptionally talented independent songwriter and musician from Atlanta, GA that’s taking the world by storm with her heartfelt lyrics, strong voice, and pure passion for the music she creates. Her latest single released to Spotify and other online music retailers is titled “Me First”- an introspective, acoustic piano version with strings that is easily one of the most beautiful tracks to date. The beautiful-crafted lyrics “So I’ll strike the match and watch it burn, say goodbye or better or worse. For once in my life I put me first.” will strike a chord in your heart. I fell in love with the song due to that verse.
  • Andy Potts
    Published 5 months ago
    Durham's beautiful launderette

    Durham's beautiful launderette

    By day, the soundtrack is the throb of dryers and the roar of the spin cycle, at night, the Old Cinema Launderette dances to a different beat. The distinctive Durham venue has created a special niche for itself as one of the best bijou concert halls in the country. Quirky and intimate, it’s invited an impressive array of artists – from folksters to punks – to put on a show in front of the tumble dryers, earning rave write-ups in the national press along the way.
  • Victoria Keeley
    Published 6 months ago
    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Right, another smash hit musical that graced the stage on the Norwegian Getaway. I was completely blown away with the talent this contract. Both casts were phenomenal, from Burn to this show. I couldn't catch my breathe. For this show it is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together the famed rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
  • Zoe Nauman
    Published 8 months ago
    'The orchestra will never die': Why one composer says we need live music now more than ever

    'The orchestra will never die': Why one composer says we need live music now more than ever

    They say music feeds the soul. And now more than ever it's something humankind craves and needs. As the world copes with the enforced incarceration thanks to the coronavirus epidemic, thankfully, composers are still out there being creative and making music. And while a lot of the entertainment industry has come to a grinding halt, some are lucky enough to still be working and making money.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 11 months ago
    Zico’s “Any Song” - A Viral Challenge and Chart Domination

    Zico’s “Any Song” - A Viral Challenge and Chart Domination

    This past week, Zico became the first artist of 2020 to have a song attain a “Perfect All-Kill” on the South-Korean charts. For those who don’t know what that is, it means that a song is number one on the daily and realtime charts of Melon, Genie, Bugs, and Soribada along with the realtime charts of Flo and iChart; criteria that makes a song a Certified All-Kill. A Perfect All-Kill is then achieved when the song also becomes number one on iChart’s weekly chart. Despite being an undeniably talented artist who has been a fixture in the Korean mainstream for almost a decade, this is the first Perfect All-Kill that Zico has been a part of.
  • Nikki Gaskins
    Published 11 months ago
    7-Year-Old Releases Catchy Song Teaching Financial Responsibility, Raps About Not Owing Rapper 50 Cent Money

    7-Year-Old Releases Catchy Song Teaching Financial Responsibility, Raps About Not Owing Rapper 50 Cent Money

    FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – Make room Nicki Minaj and Cardi B! There’s a new rapper on the scene. Kennedy O’Neal (aka – Super Kennedy) might just be 7-years-old but she’s a lyrical maestro in the making on a mission to teach kids and adults about financial responsibility. To kick off the New Year, she is excited to release her debut single appropriately titled, “Piggy Bank.” You can watch the music video at this link.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 11 months ago
    ‘Hate Everything’ - How G.Soul Became Golden

    ‘Hate Everything’ - How G.Soul Became Golden

    For fans that veer away from the mainstream of Korean music, the name G.Soul will hardly be unfamiliar. The now 31-year-old burst onto the scene to much fanfare with his 2015 EP Coming Home (largely due to an infamous 15 year “training” period which involved considerable time stateside), with its title track proving to be the perfect supplement to the years of anticipation. “Coming Home” perfectly meshed the soulful vocals of Ki Ji-Hyun with an electronica backbeat and underlying finger snaps, making for a refreshing twist on modern R&B. The eventual climax, a higher-tempo, more energised delivery of the chorus, firmly marked G.Soul down as a star of the future, and ensured that critics wouldn’t take him lightly.