THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT
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
“All the squares, go home!” - Sly and the Family Stone
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M ore than four decades after they first stormed the Pop and R&B charts in the winter of 1968 with “Dance To the Music” – a groundbreaking jam that has the distinction of being chosen for the Grammy Hall Of Fame, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s "500 Songs That Shaped Rock," and Rolling Stone magazine’s "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time" – the music of Sly and the Family Stone is more vital than ever.

The band's catalog (every single composition penned by Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone) includes their three career-defining RIAA gold Billboard #1...Read More

True Worship Music
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir - True Worship Music
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T he Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is directed by Carol Cymbala, the wife of Pastor Jim Cymbala. The 280-voice choir, which for the most part is composed of vocally untrained church members, has recorded three videos, three DVDs and numerous albums, winning five Dove Awards and six Grammy Awards. Their concert venues in New York City have included Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and the Madison Square Garden Theater. They also had the honor of singing at the Billy Graham Crusades that were held in New York City’s Central Park and Flushing Meadows Park. The recognition that the choir has...Read More

Celebrity Pick
This week's celebrity pick is the awesome actor, Billy Dee Williams
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W illiam December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer known for his work as a leading man in 1970s African-American cinema, in movies including Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues, and for playing the character of Lando Calrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Williams was born in New York City, New York, the son of Loretta Anne, a West Indian-born elevator operator from Montserrat, and William December Williams, Sr., an African-American caretaker from Texas....Read More

What's N.E.W.
The Como Brothers Band
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Greatest Wrestlers of All Time
The Ultimate Warrior, 1959-2014
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T he Ultimate Warrior, one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history, died Tuesday, just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He was 54 years old.

On Saturday night I scribbled down so many of the WWE Hall of Fame induction speeches, but with the Ultimate Warrior there was no point. Not because his rambling, 30-minute apologia was indecipherable, but because it was somehow strangely compelling. Here is what I scribbled down as he spoke:

“I am a good guy.”

As a performer he challenged the WWF higher-ups and earned one of the most infamous adjectives in the wrestling business — “unreliable.” He was concerned, above all else, with defending his reputation. WWE released a DVD of his career in 2005, titled The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior,  that tried to piece together Warrior’s bizarre story.

At the Hall of Fame, he was intent on telling the world that he wasn’t the bad person they’d painted him to be. (And WWE seemed to be following suit; it released a new DVD, The Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 , at the beginning of April.) As much as he reveled in his dissident persona in the ’90s and 2000s (both in the ring and online, where his harsh videos about other wrestlers and his offbeat political rants circulated among fans), he desperately wanted to be welcomed back. It was a familiar scene — every old wrestler rails against WWE and then rushes back...Read More

Health and Mental Wellness
Spiritual Wellness
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S piritual wellness is finding meaning in life events, demonstrating individual purpose and having the ability to be compassionate towards others.

Spirituality is unique to each individual. Your “spirit” usually refers to the deepest part of you, the part that lets you make meaning of your world. Your spirit provides you with the revealing sense of who you are, why you are here and what your purpose for living is. It is that innermost part of you that allows you to gain strength and hope.

Spiritual wellness may not be something that you think much of, yet its impact on your life is unavoidable. The basis of spirituality is discovering a sense of meaningfulness in your life and coming to know that you have a purpose to fulfill.

Reaching Your Potential

Does being spiritual mean you have to believe in God?

No. Many factors play a part in defining spirituality: religious faith, beliefs, values, ethics, principles and morals. Some gain spirituality by growing in their personal relationships with others, or through being at peace with nature. Spirituality allows us to find the inner calm and peace needed to get through whatever life brings, no matter what your beliefs are or where you may be on your spiritual journey.

What are some sign of spiritual wellness?

  • Development of a purpose in life
  • Ability to spend...Read More
Never Endorsing Wackness
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Ultimate Classic Rock
Golden Earring - Ultimate Rock Classic
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G olden Earring is the best known and internationally most succesful rock band to come out of the Netherlands.

Formed in 1961, Golden Earring has been active for more than 50 years non-stop, which makes Golden Earring the world’s longest surviving rock band, formed a year before The Rolling Stones . The current line-up has been unchanged since 1970.

In 1961 George Kooymans (age 13) and his neighbour Rinus Gerritsen (age 15) formed The Tornados in the Zuiderpark district of their home town of The Hague, The Netherlands. The band’s first line-up mainly played ...Read More

Classic Hip Hop
Classic Hip Hop Legend - Chubb Rock
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C hubb Rock (born Richard Simpson in Jamaica) is a New York-based rapper who released several commercially successful hip hop albums in the early 1990's. His stage name is thought to be a clever play on words. The rapper that was a pre-med student who dropped out of Brown University to pursue his musical career.

Discovered and Produced by his first cousin DJ / Producer Howie Tee. Chubb Rock first appeared on the national scene with his 1988 self-titled debut "Chubb Rock" and 1989's "And the winner is..." The later produced the Minor hit "Ya...Read More

Sports Entertainment
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - NBA Legend
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H all of Fame basketball center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer. He won six NBA titles, five with the Los Angeles Lakers, over 20 years.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Mini Biography (tv-pg) Hall of Fame basketball center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer. He won six NBA titles, five with the Los Angeles Lakers, over 20 years.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in New York City in 1947. A dominant high school basketball player, Abdul-Jabbar was recruited to play at UCLA and led the Bruins to three national titles. His dominance continued in the...Read More

Classic Movies & Television
Lady Sings the Blues - Classic Movies & Television
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L ady Sings the Blues is a 1972 American biographical drama film directed by Sidney J. Furie about jazz singer Billie Holiday loosely based on her 1956 autobiography which, in turn, took its title from one of Holiday's most popular songs. It was produced by Motown Productions for Paramount Pictures. Diana Ross portrayed Holiday, alongside a cast including Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, and Scatman Crothers.

In 1936, New York City, Billie Holiday is arrested on a drugs charge.

In a flashback to 1928, Billie is working as a housekeeper in a brothel where...Read More

The Golden Era
702-R&B Trio that played a major part in the Golden Era
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7 02 (pronounced "Seven-O-Two"), named after the area code of their hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, was an American platinum-selling R&B trio. Originally a quartet, the group became a trio, which includes sisters Irish (born June 2, 1980), and LeMisha 'Misha' (born June 10, 1978) Grinstead, and lead singer Kameelah Williams. Irish's twin sister Orish Grinstead (June 2, 1980 – April 20, 2008) was founding member and later a substitute vocalist.

In Las Vegas, sisters LeMisha and Irish Grinstead, and their friend Kameelah Williams, were students at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. Irish, her twin sister...Read More

Can We Please Have a Moment of Silence
Let's celebrate the life of John Candy
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J ohn Candy was an American actor and comedian known for such films as Splash, Uncle Buck and Cool Runnings.

John Candy - Full Episode (tv-14) John Candy, the larger-than-life Canadian with a heart to match, was known for his family-friendly fare, appearing in nearly 40 films before his untimely death at the age of 43.

Actor and comedian John Candy was born on October 31, 1950, in Toronto, Canada. He got his big break when he was offered membership in the Second City comedy troupe. In 1984, he co-starred with Tom Hanks in the film Splash...Read More

Voices of Jazz
Jazz Legend - Count Basie
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O ne of jazz music's all-time greats, bandleader/pianist Count Basie was a primary shaper of the big-band sound that characterized mid-20th century popular music.

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Count Basie was born on August 21, 1904, in Red Bank, New Jersey. A pianist, he played vaudeville before eventually forming his own big band and helping to define the era of swing with hits like "One O'Clock Jump" and "Blue Skies." In 1958, Basie became the first African-American male recipient of a Grammy Award. One of jazz music's all-time greats, he won many other Grammys throughout his career and worked with...Read More

Videos
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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