Inobe is beautiful, soulful, and definitely the Future of Entertainment
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I nobe has a soul-shifting voice and sings with a transparent honesty that engages listeners in intimate dialogue and makes them feel she's singing directly to their situations. Her music is a rootsy blend of southern soul and acoustic R&B underlying a conscious lyric reminiscent of a time when folks wrote songs to change hearts and minds and conditions. Inobe has performed 5 USO tours to lift spirits and entertain American troops around the world. She has played her music in 17 countries across North and Central America, Europe, Greenland, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim and the...Read More

The Como Brothers are the Future of Rock
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T he Como Brothers Band is quickly becoming a recognizable fixture in many music venues and festivals throughout the Northeast. Formed by songwriters Matt and Andrew Como, the band is known for their catchy lyrics and contagious melodies. Having grown up performing in a Beatles tribute band on Long Island the Como Brothers are no strangers to the Long Island music scene. Matt and Andrew Como have been honing their craft as established singer/songwriters and performers and are ready to make an indelible mark on the music industry. Just off the heels of the release of their sophomore EP "Still...Read More

Soul Singer, Lindsey Webster releases long awaited CD
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A t the early age of three years Lindsey Webster began her singing career. With such natural talent Lindsey discovered the Cello and began her classical training at the young age of 8. As a teenager Lindsey auditioned and was accepted to the Fiorello H LaGuardia School for Performing Arts. In addition she began to get a lot of work recording as a session singer for various R&B and Hip Hop Artists. Lindsey started her own band in 2009. At just twenty-four years Lindsey Webster has shared the stage with Grammy-award winning musicians and artists. She is singing on a...Read More

Music Hall of Fame
Soul Legend - Dorothy Moore
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F rom her hit single "Misty Blue" to her latest single "Lie to Me," Dorothy Moore has warmed the hearts of millions with her songs. A native of Jackson, Mississippi , Dorothy was born on October 13, 1947, to JB and Mary Mance. Dorothy was raised by her great grandmother. Moore recalls, " I was a quiet, obedient child. I got my fair share of spankings which I do not regret" (Moore 10).

Dorothy’s singing talent was detected at an early age. At age three, Dorothy’s mother discovered she had a vibrato in her voice, and from then...Read More

True Worship Music
Remembering Reverend James Cleveland
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T he visionary behind the contemporary gospel sound, the Rev. James Cleveland , was a pioneering composer and choral director whose progressive arrangements -- jazzy and soulful, complete with odd time signatures -- helped push the music past the confines of the traditional Baptist hymnal into new and unexpected directions, infusing elements of the sanctified church style and secular pop to alter the face of gospel forever. Born in Chicago on December 5, 1932, Cleveland was a boy soprano at Pilgrim Baptist Church, the home of minister of music Thomas A. Dorsey ; as his parents...Read More

Celebrity Pick
This Month's celebrity pick is the gorgeous Thandie Newton
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T handiwe Melanie "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress.  She has appeared in a number of British and American films, and is known for roles such as Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness, Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible II and Christine in Crash, for which she received a number of awards including a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Newton was born in London, England, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean health-care worker, and Nick Newton, an English laboratory technician and artist. Newton grew up as an atheist

Her birthplace has...Read More

What's N.E.W.
The Como Brothers Band
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Greatest Wrestlers of All Time
Shawn Michaels - One of the Greatest Wrestlers of all time!
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M ichael Shawn Hickenbottom (July 22, 1965 ), better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels , is an American former professional wrestler , currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he has served in an ambassadorial role since December 2010. He actively wrestled for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), in every decade from the 1980s onward, officially retiring in 2010. He is considered one of WWE's senior performers, having consistently performed for the organization from 1988 to 2010, albeit in non-wrestling roles from 1998 to 2002.

Hickenbottom began his wrestling career with Mid-South Wrestling , now known as Universal Wrestling Federation, and American Wrestling Association (AWA). During his time with AWA, he performed in partnership with Marty Jannetty , as The Midnight Rockers ; winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship twice. Hickenbottom and Jannetty briefly signed with World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1987, while in contract with AWA. They returned to AWA, only to go back to the WWF in 1988.

Hickenbottom later worked as a single performer, taking on a new persona of "The Heartbreak Kid" and, first as a villain and later as a fan favorite , moved into the main event sphere. He yielded considerable influence on booking decisions as the leader of The Kliq , a backstage group, which however fell apart in 1996. The following year, he...Read More

Health and Mental Wellness
How Is Anemia Treated?
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T reatment for anemia depends on the type, cause, and severity of the condition. Treatments may include dietary changes or supplements, medicines, or procedures.

Goals of Treatment

The goal of treatment is to increase the amount of oxygen that your blood can carry. This is done by raising the red blood cell count and/or hemoglobin level. (Hemoglobin is the iron-rich protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body.)

Another goal is to treat the underlying condition or cause of the anemia.

Dietary Changes and Supplements

Low levels of vitamins or iron in the body can cause some types of anemia. These low levels may be due to poor diet or certain diseases or conditions.

To raise your vitamin or iron level, your doctor may ask you to change your diet or take vitamin or iron supplements. Common vitamin supplements are vitamin B12 and folic acid (folate). Vitamin C sometimes is given to help the body absorb iron.


Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Your body can more easily absorb iron from meats than from vegetables or other foods. To treat your anemia, your doctor may suggest eating more meat—especially red meat (such as beef or liver), as well as chicken, turkey, pork, fish, and shellfish.

Nonmeat foods that are good sources of iron include:

  • Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables
  • Tofu 
  • Peas; lentils; white, red, and baked beans; soybeans; and chickpeas...Read More
Origins of Music
Origins of a New Music: (Hip Hop) A Generation Defines Itself
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T he rap musical style arose in 1973 in New York City’s South Bronx.  Its original purpose was to promote musical and dance competitions among the areas inner city youths who had few outlets for their creative energies.  Rap pioneer Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) began using simple raps to cover a mix of beats played from two turntables.  At the same time, Afrika Bambaataa developed a political version of rap by merging the ideology of the Nation of Islam with the Black Panthers’ culture nationalism.  Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation promoted competitions in break dancing, rapping, and graffiti art and...Read More

Never Endorsing Wackness
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Nov 2nd 2012
Chaquis Maliq
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Nov 2nd 2012
The Music Shop-Album of the Month
Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Rock Classic - Mick Jagger
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A s the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger has become a rock legend for his gritty, blues-influenced songs and for his charismatic stage presence.the music world, propelling the band and himself to a status unknown by most performers.

Early Musical Influences

Singer, songwriter, actor and producer Michael Phillip Jagger was born on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, England. As the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger has become a rock legend for his gritty, blues-influenced songs and for his charismatic stage presence. He has been delighting fans for more than four decades....Read More

Classic Hip Hop
Shelia E is most definitely a Classic Hip Hop Legend
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S heila Escovedo was born into a musical family. The eldest child of Pete and Juanita Escovedo (she has two brothers, Juan and Peter Michael, and one sister, Zina), she started playing with the family instruments at the age of 3.

Sheila was obviously influenced by her father Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo (then band leader of the influential band Azteca) while watching him rehearse. At 5 years old, she made her concert "debut" at the former Sands Ballroom in Oakland, as she was invited on stage by her father to play a solo in front...Read More

Sports Entertainment
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist - MO FARAH
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L ong distance running, a discipline dominated for so many years by African athletes, has not had the highest of profiles in Britain. But all that changed at London 2012 when Mo Farah became the first Briton to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m.

Farah cemented his place as an all-time track great and endeared himself to sports fans across the globe – particularly in his adopted home country and city, where he arrived as a refugee from Somalia at the age of eight.

Landing in London knowing only a handful of English words, Farah has joked...Read More

Classic Movies & Television
The Inkwell - Classic Movies and Television
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T he Inkwell is a 1994 romantic comedy/drama film, directed by Matty Rich. This movie stars Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Suzzanne Douglass, Glynn Turman, and Vanessa Bell Calloway. The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.

Set in the summer of 1976, the movie follows the adventures of Drew Tate (Larenz Tate), a shy 16-year-old from upstate New York, when he and his family spend two weeks with affluent relatives on Martha's Vineyard. Drew's parents, Kenny (Joe Morton) and Brenda (Suzzanne Douglass), worry that their son is emotionally...Read More

The Golden Era
Classic R&B Artists - H-Town
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H -Town is an American R&B vocal group. It was originally founded by twin brothers Keven “Dino” Conner, Solomon “Shazam” Conner, and longtime friend Darryl “G.I.” Jackson. Growing up in a family of singers, brothers Keven and Solomon Conner began their careers singing in talent shows and plays before a local producer sent their demo tape to onetime 2 Live Crew rapper and record label executive Luther "Luke" Campbell. After an impromptu audition, Campbell signed the group to his label, Luke Records. They took the name of the group, "H-Town," from the local nickname for the city of Houston,...Read More

Can We Please Have a Moment of Silence
Let's celebrate the life of the late great Barry White
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S ay the name Barry White and you'd be hard pressed to follow it with the name of any other recording artist with such a huge, cross-sectional following. He was at home appearing on Soul Train, guesting with a full band on The Today Show, and appearing in cartoon form in various episodes of The Simpsons. During the '70s, Dinah Shore devoted a full hour of her daily syndicated Dinah! show to White. While there was a period where Barry White wasn't releasing records or making the pop charts, he did stay active touring and appearing on other artists'...Read More

Voices of Jazz
Jazz Legend - Cab Calloway
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S inger Cab Calloway became a star with his performances at the Cotton Club and his song "Minnie the Moocher" (1931). He also appeared on stage and in films.

Singer and bandleader Cab Calloway was born in Rochester, New York, in 1907. He learned the art of scat singing before landing a regular gig at Harlem's famous Cotton Club. Following the enormous success of his song "Minnie the Moocher" (1931), Calloway became one of the most popular entertainers of the 1930s and '40s. He appeared on stage and in films before his death in 1994, at age 86,...Read More

The Como Brothers Band - Hey Kristen (Lyric Video) The Como Brothers Band - Numbed (Lyric Video)
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The Como Brothers Band - Late Nights (Music Video) The Como Brothers Band - Straight Face (Music Video) Nicci Canada - Attraction (Official Music Video)
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Utopian Dreams Summer 2012 - So into You (snippet)
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Nicky Rubin - Help Me
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The Seal Breakers - Brooklyn - Feat. Paula Sheniece
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Free-Lindsey Webster
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Grace and Mercy-Ulysses Grant Salett
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