MACSHAWN100 To Drop Two Street Singles On March 9, And Readies New Album.

(Los Angeles, CA – 27 February 2010) — MACSHAWN100 is in full preperation for his upcoming new album, “Tha Bigg Fish”. The Bay Area veteran will release two singles on March 9, “And You Do Know That” and “Party Don’t Stop” featuring Daz Dillinger, available at all digital retailers, including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, and Mobile Carriers.

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FOCUS’ AFRICA FIRST PROGRAM  CLOSING 2009 ENTRY PERIOD MONDAY, AUGUST 17th;  $10,000 IN FINANCING APIECE EARMARKED FOR 5 NEW FILMMAKERS

FOCUS’ AFRICA FIRST PROGRAM CLOSING 2009 ENTRY PERIOD MONDAY, AUGUST 17th; $10,000 IN FINANCING APIECE EARMARKED FOR 5 NEW FILMMAKERS

FOCUS’ AFRICA FIRST PROGRAM

NEW YORK, July 28th, 2009 – Following the success of last year’s inaugural program, Focus Features is accepting entries for a second year of its Africa First Program through Monday, August 17th (please note newly extended deadline). The uniquely conceived initiative, with funds earmarked specifically for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, offers eligible and participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa and tapping into the resources of the film industry there. Complete details on Africa First – including application information – can be accessed through www.filminfocus.com/africafirst.

Launched in 2008, Africa First last fall awarded $10,000 apiece to five winning filmmakers; Mr. Edouard Bamporiki (from Rwanda), Ms. Jenna Bass (from South Africa), Mr. Jan-Hendrik Beetge (also from South Africa), Ms. Dyana Gaye (from Senegal), and Ms. Wanuri Kahiu (from Kenya). Their short films are, respectively, Long Coat, a drama about a young Hutu coming to terms with Rwanda’s and his own family’s past; The Tunnel, a 1980s-set story centering around a 10-year-old girl’s quest; The Abyss Boys, a thriller about an illegal trade in a small fishing town; the public transportation musical N’Dar [Saint Louis Blues]; and Pumzi [Breath], a futuristic sci-fi tale. Read the rest of this entry




Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes

ABC brought it’s anticipated fall show “FLASH FORWARD” to the 2009 Comic Con to spread the word about this unique project. Creator David S. Goyer (BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT (writer))  brought cast members Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. Vance and a special surprise guest to give the audience a little taste of what is to come.

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Cathy-Anne McClintock CD Review

Cathy-AnneMcClintockWriting music reviews can be little over whelming and can make you feel like you are slogging through mud. There is always a pile of CD containing envelopes on my desk.

In those envelopes you will find garnets, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and pearls. If you are like me there are a few you will say you don’t have time to review. Those are the reviews you can’t bring yourself to write. An honest review would be, “someone should have loved you enough to say don’t record that”.

Then it happens you open the envelope pop in the CD and you hear an exquisite voice.  You realize you have fished a perfect diamond out of that envelope pile. In this case it is the voice of Cathy-Anne McClintock.

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July 22, 2009

Article and photos by Suzanne Philips

2008_0322comiccon20090141On this warm Wednesday afternoon, over a hundred thousand

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GREG LONDON, BJ THOMAS (left to right)

GREG LONDON, BJ THOMAS (left to right)

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Zombie_Girl_Emily_1Meet the youngest zombie filmmaker on the block…12 year old Emily Hagins

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WYOMING BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER  CELEBRATES THE VALUES, LIFESTYLE AND  RESPECT FOR NATURE IN THE PLACES  ‘WHERE COWPOKES GROW’ ON HIS  LATEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

WYOMING BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER CELEBRATES THE VALUES, LIFESTYLE AND RESPECT FOR NATURE IN THE PLACES ‘WHERE COWPOKES GROW’ ON HIS LATEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

BRYAN RAGSDALE: MODERN DAY MOUNTAIN MAN

A Conservationist Cowboy And U.S. Veteran Who Drives A Prius, Ragsdale Loves Fishing, Camping And Backpacking, Performs 200 Shows A Year And Recently Released His First Single “Modern Day Mountain Man” To Americana, Country And College Radio


Back in ’78, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson scaled the country charts with the warning of “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” The song’s lyrics by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce advise mothers to raise their children as doctors or lawyers rather than cowboys, who seem to be “always alone.”

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Vogster Offers Comic Book Inspired Mayhem, Madcap Robots and Gang Warfare at San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Emerging Publisher Announces Presence at Leading Pop Culture Event

July  20, 2009, New York – Vogster Entertainment, an international innovator in video game design and content is pleased to announce their attendance at San Diego Comic-Con 2009.  Vogster’s entire slate of upcoming releases will be on-hand at the largest pop culture gathering in the world.  Detailed below is the full schedule of Vogster’s activities that include tournaments, comic book signings and more!

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KICKING ASS EVERY FRIDAY CHANNEL 18 AT MIDNIGHT

KICKING ASS EVERY FRIDAY CHANNEL 18 AT MIDNIGHT

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Spirit of the Swanee Music ParkSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – She may be little, but she’s loud and talented – and she’s the 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist Emily Brooke! “I just love performing,” Emily said later after it had sunk in that she will be representing North Florida in the state finals Oct. 25 in Pensacola.

Colby Craig of Lake City was named first runner-up in the NF competition.

The event was sponsored by WQHL 98.1 and the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Kevin Thomas, WQHL radio

Emily Brooke 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist

Emily Brooke 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist

personality, was the emcee for the exciting event. Thomas was also the emcee last year for not only the North Florida events, but the state finals as well.

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DAVID KIRTON – BARBADOS’ 2009 REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – HEADS TO LOS ANGELES FOR A COVETED PERFORMANCE AT THE LEGENDARY MINT L.A. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

DAVID KIRTON – BARBADOS’ 2009 REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – HEADS TO LOS ANGELES FOR A COVETED PERFORMANCE AT THE LEGENDARY MINT L.A. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

WHO: Barbados modern roots reggae star, David Kirton will perform at Los Angeles’ popular music venue, The Mint (www.themintla.com), on August 19 with songs off his latest album Time for Change.  Kirton gave two crowd pack live performances at The Parish and Flamingo Cantina during the 2009 South By South West (www.sxsw.com) in Austin, TX. The Sunday Mercury UK wrote “The new album from Barbadian balladeer Kirton has the crossover appeal to break him big in the mainstream pop charts”. Caribbean Today wrote, “Kirton has struck the right cord. He brings to the market place a refreshingly unique aura. His appeal is broad, easily satisfying the mainstream audience, especially those who crave something new.”

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The Charismatic Country-Rock Singer/Songwriter, Whose  Latest Single “Make It Into Heaven” Takes A Giant  Leap Into The Top 3 on PowerSource’s Christian Country  Top 100 Chart, Will Join Morgan For Six Dates  In July and August

The Charismatic Country-Rock Singer/Songwriter, Whose Latest Single “Make It Into Heaven” Takes A Giant Leap Into The Top 3 on PowerSource’s Christian Country Top 100 Chart, Will Join Morgan For Six Dates In July and August

Earlier this year, Steve Richard’s infectious song “Stomp” became an anthem for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), rocking the house across the country and on the air as wrestlers entered the ring.

Now, the charismatic country-rock singer/songwriter (www.steverichardmusic.com), who is joining genre superstar Craig Morgan on the road for six dates in July and August, has a new, loftier stomping ground—PowerSource’s Christian Country Top 100 Chart, where his latest single “Make It Into Heaven” takes a quantum 21-slot leap into the Top 5.

The track placed at #24 in June and is #3 on the July chart, just behind hits by Tracy Lawrence and Kathy Joy Bell and ahead of Del Way, Tommy Brandt and Phil Vassar.

Richard is set to open shows for Morgan starting at the Crawford Country Fair in Cuba, Missouri on July 18 and wrapping at the Capitol Arts Theatre in Bowling Green, Kentucky on August 27. Read the rest of this entry




SHANNON CURTIS     AFTER TWO POPULAR INDIE EP RELEASES,  “THE LOVE CHILD OF FIONA APPLE AND  NORAH JONES” TAPS HER FAN BASE TO HELP FUND  HER LATEST EP, ‘WHY DON’T YOU STAY?’  WHICH WAS PRODUCED IN NASHVILLE  BY GRAMMY WINNER CHARLIE PEACOCK

SHANNON CURTIS AFTER TWO POPULAR INDIE EP RELEASES, “THE LOVE CHILD OF FIONA APPLE AND NORAH JONES” TAPS HER FAN BASE TO HELP FUND HER LATEST EP, ‘WHY DON’T YOU STAY?’ WHICH WAS PRODUCED IN NASHVILLE BY GRAMMY WINNER CHARLIE PEACOCK

The Los Angeles Based DIY Singer Songwriter, Whose

Track “Before The Sun” Appeared On MTV’s “The Hills,”

Racked Up 40,000 Miles On Her 2002 VW Jetta As

She Crossed The Country For 125 Tour Dates In 2008

After releasing two well-received EPs, Boomerangs & Seesaws (2007) and Paris Can’t Have You (2008) on her own independent label Saint Cloud Records, singer-songwriter Shannon Curtis (www.shannoncurtis.net) was starting to live the dream that every DIY artist aspires to.

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Produced By Pete Solley (Oingo Boingo, The Romantics), Nuke The Soup’s First Single “Filled With Dread,” Was The Fourth  Most Added Track On FMQB’s Triple A Chart Its First Week Out

Produced By Pete Solley (Oingo Boingo, The Romantics), Nuke The Soup’s First Single “Filled With Dread,” Was The Fourth Most Added Track On FMQB’s Triple A Chart Its First Week Out

“FILLED WITH DREAD” ABOUT HEALTHCARE,
TERRORISM, THE SHAKY ECONOMY AND

THESE CRAZY, CHALLENGING TIMES?


VETERAN ROCKER MARK DAVISON, LEAD

SINGER/SONGWRITER OF NUKE THE SOUP,

OFFERS THE PERFECT SOLUTION ON HIS NEW

BAND’S DEBUT ALBUM: ‘MAKE WAVES NOT WAR’

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FEED YOUR FEAR AT COMIC CON!

FEED YOUR FEAR! at Comic-Con


FANS DARE TO TEST THEIR STRENGTH IN A TRULY TERRIFYING VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Get An Electrifying First Look At 20th Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment’s
Halloween ’09 Blu-ray Disc Lineup

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JohnnyBulford

JohnnyBulford

THE “BEST NEW ACT IN COUNTRY MUSIC” JOHNNY BULFORD CONTINUES TO PERFORM SONGS FROM “LIVIN’ IT UP” AROUND HIS HOME STATE OF FLORIA INCLUDING OPENING FOR DARYL WORLEY

2009 Colgate Country Showdown Winner Will Perform  July 3 Opening For Daryl Worley at Bandshell In Daytona, July 4 At Kissimmee Fireworks Show In Kissimmee, And July 11 At Suwannee Park In Live Oak

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 (left to right): Christine Shelton (Frida), Jerry Greenberg (ABBACADABRA's manager), Fred Sampson (Bjorn), Rebbie Jackson, Sandra Selby (Agnetha), Gary Raffanelli (Benny/Executive Producer). Photo Courtesy of Luck Media & Marketing, Inc.

(left to right): Christine Shelton (Frida), Jerry Greenberg (ABBACADABRA's manager), Fred Sampson (Bjorn), Rebbie Jackson, Sandra Selby (Agnetha), Gary Raffanelli (Benny/Executive Producer). Photo Courtesy of Luck Media & Marketing, Inc.

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CATHY-ANNE MCCLINTOCK FORMER MEMBER OF INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED CANADIAN BLUEGRASS BAND TUMBLEWEED EMERGES AS A SOLO SINGER-SONGWRITER WITH HER SELF-TITLED FOLK/AMERICANA/COUNTRY DEBUT

Cathy-Anne McClintockThe Multi-Talented Performer, Whose Song “I Wanna Live Like That” Has Been Covered By More Than 30 Artists, Is In The Top 20 On The HOTDISC Chart UK With “I Doubt If It Does To You,” A Duet With Grammy Winning Bluegrass/Folk Legend Tim O’Brien, And Has A New Single “Crazy Bout You”  Heading Up The Country And Hot AC Charts In Canada

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TAMPA-BASED ROCK POWERHOUSE 16 SECOND STARE TEAMS UP WITH AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR JUSTIN “MURRAY MILE” MURRAY FOR THE MUSIC VIDEO TO HIT SINGLE, ‘RED CARPET MATERIAL’

Album cover for new CD Red Carpet Material

Album cover for new CD Red Carpet Material

Indie rock group, 16 Second Stare (www.16secondstare.com) has teamed up with the inventive young director, Justin “Murray Mile” Murray (www.murraymile.com), for the debut of the band’s new music video for their current single, “Red Carpet Material” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9iWecmSGuM) —also the title track to their acclaimed debut album.

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Taylor Swift, Brooks & Dunn, Kid Rock Entertain 121,000 At Verizon Wireless BamaJam 2009. (PRNewsFoto/BamaJam 2009, Rick Diamond)

Taylor Swift, Brooks & Dunn, Kid Rock Entertain 121,000 At Verizon Wireless BamaJam 2009. (PRNewsFoto/BamaJam 2009, Rick Diamond)

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