Friday, April 28, 2017
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Jax Jones Plays New York" on Spreaker. It's not always about getting to the festival. For Master Mixers and performers being in a certain city or club plays a huge role in making a connection with fans and followers. Jax Jones recently played in New York for the first time. Knowing the history of Hip Hop he knew he had to bring some Biggie to the performance. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is You Don't Know Me.
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Audien Builds Upon The Collaboration" on Spreaker. The process of song has always been a fascinating journey to study. The makers of music feel the vibe then do all they can to bring it out. Many times that means teaming up with other creative journey takers. Collaborating is something Audien has loved to invest in. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with MAX One More Weekend.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Listen to "Max From Everywhere Releases Man Up" on Spreaker. I'm amazed at how a song can be featured on YouTube only to be released worldwide two months down the path. It's part of the marketing of music in 2017. How? Why? We went straight to Max Berga from the Swedish group Everywhere whose new song Man Up is on network channel but won't hit iTunes until June 9th. He says you have to market a song in order to get it on Spotify. Catch the entire conversation now....
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Listen to "Stephen Galloway Leading Lady" on Spreaker. The definitive biography of movie executive and philanthropist Sherry Lansing traces her groundbreaking journey to become the first female head of a major motion picture studio, shares behind-the-scenes tales from movie sets and Hollywood boardrooms, and explains what inspired her to walk away from it all to start the Sherry Lansing Foundation. When Sherry Lansing became the first woman ever to be named president of a major studio, the news ricocheted around the world. That was just the beginning of an extraordinary run that saw her head two studios, make hundreds of films, produce classic pictures such as Fatal Attraction and rule for twenty-five years as the most powerful woman Hollywood has ever known. Award-winning writer Stephen Galloway takes us behind the scenes of Lansing's epic journey—inside the battles; up close with the stars; and into the heart of a creative world populated by the likes of Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Jane Fonda, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise. He shows us the velvet touch that masked the iron hand, and the roller-coaster drama behind such movies as Titanic, Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan. Above all, he takes us into the mind of Lansing, creating a revealing portrait of a dynamic, driven woman who overcame unimaginable odds, pushed boundaries and left Hollywood at the peak of her power to achieve the life she wanted.
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Listen to "Clint Holmes Rendezvous" on Spreaker. The son of an African-American jazz musician and a classically-trained British opera singer, Clint Holmes was raised with the best of two musical worlds. Blessed with a powerful tenor voice, magnetic stage presence, and a charming comedic streak, Holmes makes every performance unforgettable. His 40-plus year career has taken him to the top of the charts, to concert halls, on TV screens, and also cemented his legacy as a veritable Las Vegas institution. Through the years, Holmes has amassed a resume full of wonderfully diverse experiences. His big break came in 1972 when he released "Playground In My Mind," a song that stayed for 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1986 to 1988, he served as Joan Rivers’ sidekick and announcer on FOX’s “The Late Show.” He was also a musical feature and event correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight,” and as the host of his own Emmy Award-winning talk/variety show. As much as he likes the small screen, Holmes freely admits, that he loves nothing more than performing to a live audience. In recent years, Holmes could be found wowing crowds in Las Vegas. From 2000 to 2006, he headlined at his “Clint Holmes Theater” at Harrah’s – performances from his theater airing as specials on PBS and IN DEMAND. From 2012 through 2016, Holmes was honored to serve as the Artist-In-Residence at Cabaret Jazz in the newly-opened Smith Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class performing arts center in Las Vegas, where he performed a new show each month to sell-out crowds. The intervening years saw Holmes performing at such gigs as “To Ella With Love” at the Hollywood Bowl, and writing and performing in several musicals including “Comfortable Shoes,” “Inspired,” “Remembering Bobby Short,” “Just Another Man,” and his latest, “This Thing Called Love,” The Music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon. Now, in 2017, Holmes is back with a new album, Rendezvous. Produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winner Gregg Field, the sophisticated album offers a diverse playlist that reinterprets modern day and classic pop hits, soulful R&B, theatrical tunes, and numbers culled from the Great American Songbook. Rendezvous features Grammy Award-winners, including Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Jane Monheit, along with multi-Grammy nominee Ledisi, platinum-selling jazz luminary Dave Koz, and The Count Basie Orchestra. The new album is winning Holmes praise, something not new to the Sin City veteran. In Las Vegas, Holmes has won numerous accolades for his performances, including “Best All-Around Las Vegas Performer,” and “Favorite Male Las Vegan” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal; “Best Kept Secret,”and “Best Singer” (two years in a row) by Las Vegas Life Magazine; named by Broadway World as “Best Singer” in both New York and Las Vegas in 2015; plus being named Nevada’s “Ambassador of the Arts” in 2015. Holmes has been inducted into the Buffalo Musical Hall of Fame (his hometown), and the Las Vegas Casino Legends Hall of Fame
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Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Zedd Is A Hugger" on Spreaker. How you greet people in public is a language of its own. Here in the states most would rather fist bump then swap germs by way of the handshake. Master Mixer Zedd is a hugger. But that's been a little different for some nations he's traveled to. Germany isn't to receptive whereas the Italians won't break the hug. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Alessia Cara Stay.
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Lana Del Rey Its Autobiographical" on Spreaker. Pouring out your soul on FaceBook or Instagram are one thing. When the songs you write are pictures of your past present and future the world taps into your beats in ways that create a truer relationship. Lana Del Rey isn't afraid to be real. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio has her teamed up with The Weeknd Lust For Life.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Jelly Roll The Non Believers" on Spreaker. Anytime an artist moves into the forefront of what people are talking about there's always going to be ship loads of judgement. How could a 450 pound Caucasian man from Tennessee be taking over the world of Hip Hop? Multiple loads of Kid Rock fans are seeing the rise of a new leader of sound. The latest release from Jelly Roll on rBeatz Radio is Wheels Fall Off.
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update French Montana Music Is For The Fans" on Spreaker. To gain access to a fan base you've got to make yourself available on all platforms. French Montana has pushed himself beyond the beats and straight onto the streets of Hollywood. But that doesn't mean he's taken his eye off the origin of the seed. He says you've always got to be there with music and make it available for everyone to get into. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Swae Lee Unforgettable.
Posted by Arroe at 3:40 AM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Listen to "Redd Caught On Camera" on Spreaker. Being a Broadcaster in 2017 demands that you take your performance to a much higher level of play. If you aren't on the digital stage you're about twelve pages back from reality. At rBeatz Radio it's our daily ambition to push the walls to the side. To bring out the invisible and let the face of art be experienced. I truly believe we are taking the mystery out of music. We want the artist to know their fans and listeners. Therefore we provide several different platforms that invite a lot of exploration. Video conversations with incredible camera moves and song videos mixed with live performances. It's about the experience with every reason to pass it forward.
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Listen to "Virginia Hanlon Grohol From Cradle To Stage" on Spreaker. While the Grohl family had always been musical—the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie—Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour? Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother. With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.
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Listen to "Mark Slaughter Half Way There" on Spreaker. Legendary Hard Rock vocalist Mark Slaughter has announced the upcoming release of his sophomore solo release HALFWAY THERE, being released in MAY Worldwide via EMP LABEL GROUP, the US based label of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. HALFWAY THERE, the follow up to 2015’s independently released REFLECTIONS IN A REAR VIEW MIRROR, is a stunning return to form for Slaughter, channeling the familiar Hard Rock sensibility of classic-era SLAUGHTER releases like Stick it to Ya and The Wild Life on “Hey You” and emotionally-charged title track “Halfway There”, with a mature, progressive, Metal bent, evidenced on cuts like “Devoted”, “Conspiracy”, and “Reckless”. Produced and co-mixed by Slaughter with John Cranfield (AFI, Andy Grammer), with art by famed horror/album artist “Mister” Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, KISS, Clive Barker) HALFWAY THERE is slated to be released May 26th in North America by EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED, and EMP/SPV in Europe, and May 10th in Japan via EMP LABEL GROUP/UNIVERSAL. Mark will tour Japan in May with Slaughter, supporting RATT, in conjunction with the Japanese release of the LP, with shows in Nagoya, Osaka, and a performance at the Tokyo Metal Summit, May 14th with Ratt, Sebastian Bach, E’nuff Z’nuff, and more. Not only is HALFWAY THERE a blistering showcase of Slaughter’s seemingly never-ending vocal abilities, but a glowing testament to his perpetually underserved prowess as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, handling all production, engineering, songwriting, arrangements, guitar, and the bulk of the album’s instrumentation himself. Slaughter says, “My first solo record (Reflections in a Rear View Mirror) was kinda getting back on the horse, so to speak. I mean doing everything and recording... I’m taking on a lot more tasks as an engineer/producer/ writer on all this… because I’m doing everything. Ultimately at the end of the day, anybody who is a SLAUGHTER fan, will certainly understand that I am a large part of the Slaughter sound and vibe, so obviously if you like that, it’s in there. It’s just that I take a lot more liberties on the solo side that I probably wouldn’t do when it’s a group effort.” He adds, “The record is basically.. I spend a lot of time writing songs and things just grow out of me.. Ill be woken up in the middle of the night from nowhere and the song’s just in my head and I just exorcize the demons and there you have it. I guess what it is is, an artist makes art. And I’ve really come to the fact that since we haven’t made a Slaughter record in so long, it’s one of those things that I still have to make the art. That’s what I do. That’s what I love to do, and that’s what I’ll continue to do.”
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Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Gallantis Collaborations" on Spreaker. Collaborating with songwriters, producers and performers has lifted today's modern beats to its highest level of mass appeal. With so much giving does there ever come a time when the next step is to keep the piece of music for your own journey toward a set of speakers? Gallantis started out as separate artists. Today they're a solid team on the charts as well as the festival circuit. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Rich Boy.
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Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Armin Van Buuren's Radio Station" on Spreaker. And again music has exercised its strength. While jumping around in a pair of pre-teen shoes Armin Van Buuren was envisioning more than just creating waves of festival beats but rather an entire outlet of sound for mixers and producers to layout their tracks without charging a night club cover charge. His own radio station. http://www.arminradio.com/ His latest release on rBeatz Radio is I Need You.
Posted by Arroe at 3:38 AM
Monday, April 24, 2017
Listen to "Michael Nesmith Infinite Tuesday" on Spreaker. Michael Nesmith’s eclectic, electric life spans his star-making role on The Monkees, his invention of the music video, and his critical contributions to movies, comedy, and the world of virtual reality. Above all, his is a seeker’s story, a pilgrimage in search of a set of principles to live by. That search took Nesmith from a childhood in Dallas, where his single mother Bette invented Liquid Paper, to the set of The Monkees in Los Angeles; to the heart of swinging London with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix; and to an unexpected oasis of brilliance in the Santa Fe desert, where his friendships with Douglas Adams and Los Alamos scientists would point him toward the power of the infinite and the endless possibilities of human connection. This funny, thoughtful, self-aware book is a window onto an unexpected life, inflected at every turn by the surprising candor and absurdist humor of an American original. Opening Infinite Tuesday is like stepping into the world of Michael Nesmith, where something curious is always unfolding, and where riffs on everything from bands to dogs to the nature of reality make for an endlessly engaging journey.
Posted by Arroe at 1:05 PM
Listen to "Brett Burns Creator Of Bang" on Spreaker. Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include Twist and Shout, Hang On Sloopy, Brown Eyed Girl, Under The Boardwalk, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Cry Baby, Tell Him, Cry To Me, Here Comes The Night and Piece of My Heart. He launched the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond, and was the only record man of his time to achieve the trifecta of songwriter, producer and label chief. Filmmaker Brett Berns brings his late father’s inspirational story to the screen through interviews with those who knew him best and rare performance footage. Included in the film are interviews with Ronald Isley, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney. Born in the Bronx during the Great Depression to Jewish immigrants, a bout with childhood rheumatic fever damaged Berns’ heart – creating a sense of urgency and instilling a relentless and impassioned drive to make the most of his life. His love for the Mambo took him to Havana before the Cuban revolution, where he converted a whorehouse into a nightclub and ran guns for Castro’s rebels. Upon his return to New York’s Brill Building / 1650 Broadway milieu, Berns began a meteoric seven year run that saw him bring Latin rhythms into Rock and Roll and become one of the founding fathers of Uptown Soul music. Atlantic Records made him their staff producer in 1963 and he formed his own BANG Records label in 1965. Berns was also the first American producer to work in London during the British Invasion. He infused his songs with autobiographical lyrics and produced hundreds of sessions. His ambition was so great that, from the age of 31 to 38, he created 51 pop chart hits before succumbing to his damaged heart on December 30, 1967. The Bert Berns saga is not just another feel good immigrant son’s success story. It is also the harrowing tale of a fighting Jew who surrounded himself with some of the most feared men in the Italian mafia and fought epic battles to maintain control over his destiny. Following his untimely death, Bert Berns was blackballed by the industry he helped to create and whitewashed from its history books. Fifty years later, his legacy has been resurrected through a multimedia effort that includes the critically acclaimed biography Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues; the Broadway bound musical Piece of My Heart which premiered Off Broadway in 2014; and the documentary BANG! The Bert Berns Story – all of which cleared the way for Bert Berns’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Posted by Arroe at 12:08 PM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ookay Picked Music Over The Prom" on Spreaker. The focus for Millennials hasn't always been smart phones and video games. Ookay from LA put his focus on the beats. So much so he gave up prom to attend a festival. Which is where he caught legendary beat master Steve Aoki for the first time. The latest release from Ookay has him teamed up with Marshmello: Chasing Colors
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Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Cazzette Creation" on Spreaker. Life out on the road requires sound checks, meet and greets, live performances and sleep. But where does rest truly fit into the trials and trails of success for Cazzette? They break it up. Almost like the way food conscience people graze. Sleep is broken up into two hour intervals. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Static.
Posted by Arroe at 3:37 AM
Friday, April 21, 2017
Listen to "Pam Stone Girls Like Her" on Spreaker. Lissie Merriman has been harboring a closely held dream for decades, putting it on the back burner as she raised her children, cared for her own parents, and fought breast cancer. Now, as this strong and spirited woman is about to turn 70, she has decided it’s time to realize her fantasy. But, the reaction from her adult children is mixed, especially her daughter, whose own dream is contingent upon Lissie denying hers and she begins to wonder: Are life changing adventures only for the young?
Posted by Arroe at 1:52 PM
Listen to "Dov Davidoff A New Book And More" on Spreaker. He's all over NBC investigating Jennifer Lopez. He's also got a brand new book on the way this October. Dov Davidoff has never had a problem tapping into his creative energy. From being on the road to being on the set. His act is and always has been one of the best in the nation.
Posted by Arroe at 12:07 PM
Listen to "Pegi Young's New Album Raw" on Spreaker. Young wrote most of Raw - released on February 17- in the wake of her 2014 separation and divorce from Neil Young, to whom she’d been married thirty-seven years. On the album Pegi is joined by legendary Muscle Shoals keyboardist and songwriter Spooner Oldham (Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Neil Young) guitarist Kelvin Holly (a veteran of Little Richard’s band), drummer Phil Jones (Tom Petty, Joe Walsh), and bassist Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers.) The collection was announced with a feature written by David Browne in Rolling Stone. Recently, NPR Music premiering her cover of Ray Charles' "Do I Every Cross Your Mind." Alison Fensterstock called the album, "...a searching, tough and vulnerable memoir that bravely explores all the corners of heartbreak, from blunt-force anger to sorrow to brief winks of humor.” Pegi will be performing at SXSW and then touring the country. Entertainment Weekly recently premiered the first video. Pegi also got a fantastic review in the LA TIMES.
Posted by Arroe at 11:30 AM
Listen to "Daniel Shumski Will It Skillet" on Spreaker. WILL IT SKILLET: 53 Irresistible & Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet (Workman; April 2017) by Daniel Shumski, author of Will It Waffle?, delivers surprising, ingenious, sometimes whimsical, and always delicious meals in this new take on one-pan cooking. Easily transferred from stovetop to oven, the beloved cast-iron skillet offers endless options. Each recipe is flavorful and innovative—from a buttery Chicken Potpie to a savory Japanese Okonomiyaki pancake to a sweet and gooey Giant Cinnamon Bun. Pastas, including mac and cheese, gnocchi, and lasagna, are made in one pan—no separate boiling required. There’s even a recipe for Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies that doesn’t require a mixing bowl—it all comes together in the skillet. There are easy recipes for weeknight meals, sumptuous appetizers and dinner ideas for date night, vegetarian entrees, mouthwatering breakfast dishes, and luscious desserts. Plus detailed information on buying, seasoning, and caring for your cast iron, along with tips on how to develop your own skillet recipes. From the classic to the inventive, this book has it covered. The 53 recipes include: French-Toasted Waffles , page 23 Sausage, Cheddar, and Broccoli Strata , page 35 Charred Tomato Salsa , page 70 Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts , page 73 Bacon-Potato Skillet Bread , page 79 Peanut and Tofu Skillet Stir-Fry , page 97 Potato-Crusted Ham Quiche , page 99 Deep-Dish Pizza , page 108 Single-Skillet Carnitas , page 122 Seared Rib Eye Steak with Skillet Sauce , page 128 Seafood Paella , page 142 Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie , page 153 Waffle Bread Pudding , page 155 Chocolate Cake , page 165 Layered Crepe Torte with Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Jam, page 180 Plus more fabulous recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts, breakfast, and vegetarian dishes Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and amazing flavors—and all you need is a cast-iron skillet.
Posted by Arroe at 9:28 AM
Listen to "The Weber Movie Countdown April 20, 2017" on Spreaker. Hollywood has a massive library of movies that have come and gone. But what if there was someone that lifted the gate and invited us to sift through what's been long gone and forgotten. Then mix it up with a few of the new flicks still in theaters? Webermoviecountdown.com is the connection to hit when you seek something to watch. This week John's quest to hit 225 films by years end reaches: 61. LIVE BY NIGHT (2017) 62. GET A JOB (2016) 63. EYES, THE (2017) 64. BOSS BABY (2017) 65. UNFORGETTABLE (2017)
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Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Phantoms Gave Up Acting" on Spreaker. Growing up in Los Angeles usually means somewhere sometime you're probably going to end up in a movie, tv show or commercial. Once achieved the members of Phantoms realized it wasn't their place to create a worthy beat. So they shaped their own age of waves. The latest release from Phantoms on rBeatz Radio is Just A Feeling.
Posted by Arroe at 5:01 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Congorock Talks Creating Sound" on Spreaker. I've always been fascinated with the way master mixers and festival dj's create their own layer of sound. For Congorock that puts him in a place of endlessly searching for music samples. It's his passion to design waves of beats that lifts him beyond a club performance. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Babylon.
Posted by Arroe at 4:44 AM
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Listen to "Jeff Foxworthy From Ozzy" on Spreaker. Viva Kids proudly announces the theatrical engagement of the adorable family film Ozzy starting Friday, April 21st. Ozzy follows a lovable beagle whose world spins out of control when his family leaves on vacation. The animated film features the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Rob Schneider (Bedtime Stories), Comedian Frankie Quinones and introducing Lexi Walker. The pampered life of Ozzy, a lovable beagle, is turned upside down when his family leaves him in what seems to be the best canine spa, Blue Creek, before going on a long vacation. But the place’s perfect appearance turns out to be a façade concocted by its villainous owner, Mr. Robbins. Ozzy soon discovers that Blue Creek is a jail for dogs, inhabited mainly by tough street mongrels and where it’s a case of survival of the fittest. Ozzy will now have to avoid danger, find strength where he didn’t think he had any and learn to rely on Chester, Fronky and Doc, his new friends who will accompany him on his adventure as he tries to get back home safe and sound. Music video and trailer located here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/ozzy/ Opens Friday 4/20/17 in these markets: Dallas, TX - The Texas Theatre Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Playhouse Chicago, IL - Music Box Chicago, IL Logan Theatre Minneapolis, MN - Trylon Microcinema Detroit, MI - Cinema Detroit Phoenix, AZ - Pollack Tempe Cinemas San Francisco, CA - Presidio Theatre
Listen to "Alan Williams Monkees Podcast" on Spreaker. This next generation of Broadcasting has opened the door for multiple layers of exploration as well as presentation. Podcasting has turned childhood wishes and dreams into physical broadcasts that reach around the world. Not everybody is a Monkees fan. Yet a lot of everyday people know who they are. Alan Williams has teamed up with another collector and Monkee follower to create one of the most dynamic shows bouncing off the walls and back onto this giant big blue marble. The Texas Chicken Prairie Home Companion.
Posted by Arroe at 12:03 PM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Morgan Page On The Set Up" on Spreaker. Creating a live set. In which direction do the festival DJ's move the audience? Morgan Page has mastered the art of reading the crowd. Each is different. Whether it's at Ultra Miami or a local club near you. The latest release from Morgan on rBeatz Radio is Don't Give Up.
Posted by Arroe at 4:20 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update 3Lau Said No To Wall Street" on Spreaker. Normally... Behind most singer/songwriters/performers and DJ's there's a business that tried to hire them before strokes of fame were set free inside their creative veins, For 3lau (rhymes with plow but with a B) For 3lau he said no to Wall Street. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is On My Mind.
Posted by Arroe at 3:46 AM
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Listen to "Dragos and Emma From Men I Trust" on Spreaker. In 2012, while finishing his master’s degree in audio postproduction at Laval University, Dragos spent most of his days and sleeping hours at the “LARC” studio working on his solo projects. He randomly met Jessy again, who was finishing his bachelor degree in Jazz guitar, in one of the faculty’s hallways and talked about doing a French-Touch / Italo-Disco track together. Some weeks later, they did just that. And it worked out so well that they decided to extend their collaboration to a whole project where many singers such as Odile Marmet-Rochefort, Gabrielle Shonk, Helena Deland and Geoffroy Sauvé, would be involved. Between 2012 and 2016, all of Jessy’s and Dragos’ (now pursuing a PhD) releases were made as part of Dragos’ masters and PhD studies in order to gain access to the LARC’s infrastructure and to develop a unique sound by mixing and mastering at the same time, achieving loud, large and high quality renders. MEETING EMMA Emma was a fortuitous encounter. In 2015 a mutual friend presented her to Dragos through a video posted over the Internet. She was casually singing and playing the guitar around a campfire with some of her friends. Emma’s voice was different, being less clear, more grainy and fragile with a mysterious twist that caught their attention. They reached her and tried recording one song called “Out in myself”, which turned to be one of the band’s easiest to record. Jessy and Dragos then invited her to join them on live shows with Odile at the beginning of 2015. The girls’ voices blended wonderfully together and the band got lots of positive feedback from the experience. Emma has been part of Men I Trust since then.
Posted by Arroe at 1:09 PM
Listen to "Mayte Garcia The Most Beautiful" on Spreaker. At the one-year anniversary of his death, (Prince passed away last April 21st) legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons. In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist--than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. The Most Beautiful is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come
Posted by Arroe at 10:51 AM
Listen to "John Ingham Spirit Of 76 London Punk Eyewitness" on Spreaker. When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Struck by the music, fashion and sheer iconoclasm of a little-known outfit called the Sex Pistols, Ingham conducted the first interview with the band, partied with its members and even bailed Sid Vicious out of jail; he also witnessed and documented the group’s evolution at legendary gigs shared with other pioneering punk bands in their earliest days, including the Damned, the Clash, Subway Sect and more. The result is Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness, a revelatory collection of photography and fly-on-the-wall reportage showcasing the punk movement from its most raucous, bewildering beginnings. Containing the only color photos from British punk’s first wave alongside Ingham’s inimitable prose, this volume constitutes a rare from-the-trenches report on the UK punk explosion from one of its original participants. Here is the story of a year made up as it happened, lived with excitement and the belief that you could make the future whatever you wanted it to be. ABOUT JOHN INGHAM John Ingham is one of the pioneers who championed Punk and helped change music forever. Writing under the nom-de-typewriter “Jonh Ingham” for the weekly music paperSounds, he saw and famously conducted the first-ever interview with the Sex Pistols in April 1976. Convinced he had witnessed the future of music he followed them throughout the year, seeing at close range their evolution at historic gigs, including the first time they played “Anarchy In The UK,” and even bailed Sid Vicious out of jail. He also saw and wrote the first reviews of the Damned, the Buzzcocks, the Clash and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Noticing that hardly anyone was photographing these new groups, he picked up a camera and started documenting what he saw, shooting some of the only color images of these bands at the beginning of their careers.
Posted by Arroe at 10:13 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Partynextdoor Still Loves Home" on Spreaker. Multiple layers of creative writers, producers and performers have shed the skin of their small town roots to chase the chapters of global beats and song hooks. But does leaving mean they're no longer connected or like where they came from? According to Hip Hop artist Partynextdoor he's still very connected. Completely down to earth just like the first time he hit the stage. In fact he still gets butterflies before going out and hopes to never lose that vibe. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Major Lazor and Nicki Minaj Run Up...
Posted by Arroe at 4:18 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Young Thug Shares His Success" on Spreaker. I love it when an artist realizes that a present moment of success or victory is always worth sharing. Young Thug is very familiar with the journey that's brought him to the charts. What he's not doing is letting it go to his head. His goal is to inspire. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande. A song titled Heatstroke.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Listen to "Roman Kouder Turn Away" on Spreaker. A new age or wave of dance? Either or just make sure France is getting part of the credit for its arrival. Roman Kouder has studied the incredible beats of several decades of sound to create a unique blend of escapes. Turn Away, from Roman is back dropping us a new joint 'Turn Away' - the freshest of Future house tracks. Sensual vocals come courtesy of Australia's Georgia Mae. The track premiered on the Artists Intelligence Agency XXX channel in the US yesterday & has already picked up impressive playlisting from Spotify & Deezer in less than 24 hours. An important part of the Splinter crew, April will see him making his radio debut with mixes on France's prestigious FG Radio.
Posted by Arroe at 9:24 AM
Listen to "David Leite Notes On A Banana" on Spreaker. Two time James Beard Award-winner David Leite brings a dash of Anthony Bourdain, Augusten Burroughs, and Kay Redfield Jamison to his memoir, NOTES ON A BANANA: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression (Dey Street; April 11, 2017). Born into a devoutly Catholic, food-crazed family of Azorean immigrants in 1960s Fall River, Massachusetts, David had a childhood that was the stuff of sitcoms. But what no one knew was that this smart-ass, determined dreamer with a vivid imagination also struggled with the frightening mood swings of bipolar disorder. To cope, “Banana,” as his mother endearingly called him, found relief and comfort in food, watching reruns of Julia Child, and, later as an adult, cooking for others. It was only in his mid-thirties, after years of desperate searching, did he finally uncover the truth about himself, receive proper medical treatment, and begin healing. Throughout the narrative, David takes the reader along on the exhilarating highs and shattering lows of his life, with his trademark sense of humor: We watch as he slams the door on his Portuguese heritage in favor of blond-haired, blue-eyed WASPdom; pursues stardom with a near-pathological relentlessness; realizes he’s gay and attempts to "turn straight" through Aesthetic Realism, a cult in downtown Manhattan; battles against dark and bitter moods, delights in his twenty-plus year relationship with Alan (known to millions of David’s online readers as “The One); and shares the people, dishes, and events that shaped him. NOTES ON A BANANA is at once a tender look at growing up, a candid take on the power of self-acceptance, and an unflinching tale of the hell of mental illness. Its pages are brutally honest and necessary, creating a sense of universality and enduring hope that today’s readers need more than ever.
Posted by Arroe at 7:17 AM
Listen to "David Menkin From Thunderbirds Are Go" on Spreaker. Thunderbirds Are Go is a reinvention of the classic 1960s TV series, Thunderbirds, and features the world's most famous family of heroes, International Rescue. The series highlights the five brave Tracy brothers and their covert operative Kayo as they pilot their remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles to perform seemingly impossible rescue missions -- from the depths of the ocean to the highest reaches of space. Now back for a third season on Amazon, Thunderbirds Are Go delivers a new level of action-adventure animation for today's audience while paying tribute to the characters and locations from the original series. As an actor, David Menkin has been featured in films such as the Oscar®-winning Zero Dark Thirty, Florence Foster Jenkins alongside Meryl Streep, and Hologram for the King starring Tom Hanks. Perhaps even better known for his voice work, David has been featured in animated series such as Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Floogals, not to mention a score of popular video games. David plays the roles of "Virgil" and "Gordon Tracy" in Thunderbirds Are Go and can discuss why this reinvention of a classic series appeals to young audiences today.
Posted by Arroe at 6:09 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Russ Talks About Lyrics And Clubs" on Spreaker. Once you score that first global hit you spend endless hours working on new beats with lyrics that match. Before scoring a SoundCloud channel Russ was already selling out clubs. Which is a lot to say for a Hip Hop artist. Most shows feature eight acts a night. Russ brings down the house as a solo performance. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Exposed.
Posted by Arroe at 4:19 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Sultan And Shepard Layout Their Journey" on Spreaker. Not all festival DJ's start out as songwriters and performers. They've fine tuned their craft inside musty dusty dirty clubs spinning vibes from other well known master mixers. Then that urge hits to begin a process of creating your own sights and sounds. For Sultan and Shepard the view is locked onto locking onto original beats. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Damn.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Listen to "Tony Harris From Scene Of A Crime" on Spreaker. TV News Anchor/Investigative Journalist Tony Harris Reveals the Stories Behind Shocking Crimes in Investigation Discovery's New Series In "Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris," the Emmy Award-Winning Newsman Explores the Injustices and Crimes of Small-Town America For more than 30 years, Emmy®-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and TV news anchor Tony Harris has reported on senseless and vicious acts of violence. Now, in "Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris," Investigation Discovery's new weekly newsmagazine series, Tony ventures deep into small-town America to reveal the deeper stories behind the crimes that shook communities. "Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris" delivers personal accounts from victims, loved ones, and even the culprits themselves as Tony peels back the layers on what motivates some of our nation’s most horrific acts of violence. On April 13th, Tony Harris can discuss some of the stories covered in the new series, as well as the news of the day and the latest political news stories. Emmy® Award-winner Tony Harris is a news anchor, television correspondent, and filmmaker, who most recently served as an anchor at Al Jazeera America. Previously, Harris anchored CNN Newsroom with Tony Harris for CNN and was a member of the teams that earned CNN George Foster Peabody Awards for coverage of the British petroleum oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, and an Alfred I. duPont Award for coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami.
Posted by Arroe at 12:30 PM
Listen to "Richard Masur From Lonely Boys" on Spreaker. A graduate of NYU, American actor Richard Masur has been seen in supporting TV and movie roles since the early 1970s. His pliable facial features, boyish demeanor and indeterminate age have enabled Masur to play a rich variety of roles: a mentally retarded stockboy on All in the Family, a hotshot program manager on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and even a "friendly stranger" child molester in the 1981 TV movie Fallen Angel. Masur's film credits include Semi-Tough (1977); Who'll Stop the Rain (1978); The Thing (1982); Risky Business (1983); My Girl (1991), as Jamie Lee Curtis' prickly ex-husband; and the deservedly maligned Heaven's Gate (1980). Masur has also been a regular on several TV series: From 1975 through 1976, for example, he was divorcee Bonnie Franklin's much-younger boyfriend (and almost her second husband) on One Day at a Time. In 1987, Masur made his film directorial bow with the Oscar-nominated short subject Love Struck, but he continues to work primarily as an actor in both TV and film. Recently he has turned up on Transparent (2015-2016); Chicago Justice (2017); Orange is the New Black (2015-2016); Elementary (2013) and Blue Bloods (2014), among others. ABOUT THE MOVIE LONELY BOYS, ON DVD AND DIGITAL HD APRIL 14th Following a recent break-up, struggling writer Jule (Dan Simon, who also co-wrote and directed the film) crashes with his recently separated best friend, Saul (Gregory Lay), at his apartment in Brooklyn. While Saul wants to drink heavily and lament over his impending divorce, Jules just wants to escape into his latest script. After Saul is fired from his job as restaurant manager and Jules loses an off-Broadway production of his play, the two embark on a weekend bender through New York City and Connecticut in search of solace -- and sometimes more pain. When the sun finally rises, neither expects to see the light in this heartfelt, often humorous, dramedy about which Movie Buzzers says, “At times both brutally hilarious and brutally honest, Lonely Boys is the type of low-budget gem you hope to see in the program of a film festival.” An Official Selection of the 2016 San Antonio Film Festival, Greenwich International Film Festival and the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival among others, LONELY BOYS also captured the “It’s a Man’s World” Award at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Aside from Simon and Lay, the film co-stars Richard Masur (“Younger,” “Transparent,” “Orange is the New Black”) and Mark Borkowski (“House of Cards,” “Broadway Empire”).
Posted by Arroe at 12:10 PM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update KYGO Talks Tropical House" on Spreaker. Now more than ever singer/songwriters, DJ's and musicians need to be unique with their presentation in sight and sound. For KYGO he took what he knew and layered the process with a tropical house approach. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is It Ain't Me.
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Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Alan Walker Connecting To Fans" on Spreaker. Connecting to fans. Inside this age of multiple digital devices and endless options to get plugged in Alan Walker knew he was on a mission to find the right path. Make fans part of his growing process. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Alone.
Posted by Arroe at 3:43 AM
Friday, April 14, 2017
Listen to "Julian Lennon Touch The Earth" on Spreaker. “When a book takes you on an adventure, it's a good thing and allows you to think about something in a new way. When a book also reminds us how to treat what we have, it's even better because it’s a win win. That's exactly what Julian has done with his book . . . he's given us a Win Win.” —Whoopi Goldberg “I’ve always admired Julian Lennon’s singing, because for all he has seen of the world, his melodies contain such childlike wonder . . . his words, too. Buy this book, and his words turn into actions.” —Bono "It's rare to find a beautiful book that speaks directly to kids, in both a playful and thoughtful way, about something as important as caring for our planet and all of its inhabitants. Touch the Earth combines this magic with true hand-to-page interactivity deftly woven into the narrative (and illustrations), creating a story I believe both kids and adults will want to read over and over again." —Laurie Berkner From internationally known singer, songwriter, environmental activist, and the son of the late John Lennon, Julian Lennon—along with New York Times bestselling author Bart Davis and beloved Croatian illustrator Smiljana Coh—comes TOUCH THE EARTH, an inspiring and lyrical story about how children can change the world and make it a better place. In this debut picture book, readers will jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want, just point it up in the air, or down into the water. The White Feather Flier’s mission is to take children to places all over the world, engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach them how to keep it clean for future generations. A passion project that comes from the heart, this stunningly-illustrated book is inspired by the white feather he was given by his father when he a was young. TOUCH THE EARTH is the first in a planned trilogy of similarly-themed picture books, and each will be released one year apart on Earth Day. A thrilling interactive experience à la Press Here, readers will participate in the action by pushing buttons within the book to help “fly the plane.” Lennon has written an original poem to accompany the release of this legacy book, and all proceeds will be donated to the White Feather Foundation.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Alesso Compares Festivals" on Spreaker. Being a festival DJ puts you in front of a global fan base that comes with no limits. To be heard you have to be seen. To be seen you have to step free of genres. Alesso works his way through multiple layers by making his art available. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Falling.
Posted by Arroe at 5:55 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Vato Gonzalez On Dirty House" on Spreaker. I'm sure I'll be challenged by this but at no other time in music history has there be so much exploration. Without the need for overbearing big business labels a new age of producers have risen from the inspirations and influences of where music has been since the age of technology becoming affordable for everybody. Vato Gonzalez calls his dot on the map Dirty House. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Bassline Riddim.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Listen to "Chris Whipple The Gatekeepers" on Spreaker. What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States—as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. The chiefs of staff, often referred to as "the gatekeepers," wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS's agenda, and—most crucially—enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker’s expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution—and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might have been prevented by a more effective chief. Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, The Gatekeepers offers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington. This book couldn’t be more timely: As Whipple argues, from the beginning Donald Trump’s presidency has been a textbook case of how NOT to run a government. From botched executive orders to internecine warfare among the senior White House staff, the Trump administration has been marked by dysfunction and disarray. As White House chief of staff, it is Reince Priebus’s responsibility to communicate the president’s message clearly – it is not the press secretary’s or the director of communications (a job still unfilled in the Trump White House) or anyone else’s. It is also Priebus’s job to make sure that the president, the Defense Secretary and Secretary of State are on the same page. So far it’s not happening. In The Gatekeepers, Whipple explains how every president needs an empowered chief of staff in order to govern effectively. This is especially true for an outsider president like Trump, with no governing experience. As Whipple’s book shows, modern history is littered with the wreckage of presidencies who failed to understand this lesson. By contrast, every successful president has understood the importance of a strong chief (Ronald Reagan knew that he needed a consummate Washington insider, James Baker, in order to get things done). From Watergate to the Iran-contra affair to the Iraq War to the bungled roll-out of Obamacare, Whipple brings fresh insights that he can discuss in an interview could not be more important or timely right now.
Posted by Arroe at 10:05 AM
Listen to "Clive Standen From NBC's Taken" on Spreaker. Clive Standen stars as Bryan Mills, a former Green Beret who deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world, in NBC’s upcoming action thriller series “Taken.” Standen has created a strong foothold in Hollywood, starring in several critically acclaimed television series. He currently stars in History’s break-out scripted series “Vikings” as Rollo, a fearsome warrior with a wild impulsive streak and brother of Ragnar. Standen’s next film project is “Patient Zero,” co-starring Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci. Set for release in 2017, this drama takes place after an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent Infected, and a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected’s new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. Standen is well known for his portrayal of Sir Gawain in the Starz original series “Camelot,” alongside Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green, and his starring role in the BBC America series “Robin Hood.” Prior to that he played Private Carl Harris in the award-winning sci-fi BBC series “Doctor Who” and starred in the drama “Operation Barras” about the infamous SAS mission in Sierra Leon. In film, Standen most recently starred in “Everest,” opposite Kiera Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright and Josh Brolin, and in “Hammer of the Gods.” Trained as an actor at the National Youth Theatre, National Youth Music Theatre and London Academy of Dramatic Art, Standen appeared in theatrical roles at the Royal Albert Hall and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, as well as in the critically acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love.” Born on a British Army base in Northern Ireland, Standen moved to England at the age of 5. He discovered stunt work and sword fighting, and by his teens was working as part of a professional stunt team, mastering skills such as horse riding, jousting and swordplay. A keen martial artist, he also studied Muay Thai boxing and quickly became the undefeated national champion. He currently resides in London with his wife and three children. ABOUT TAKEN, MONDAYS AT 10/9 ON NBC From Executive Producer Luc Besson ("Taken," "The Fifth Element") comes a modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, "Vikings") as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills. In 30 years, this character is destined to become the Bryan Mills that we've come to love from the "Taken" films. The cast includes Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert and Jose Pablo Cantillo. Alexander Cary serves as writer and executive producer. Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vésinne, Thomas Anargyros and director Alex Graves also executive produce.
Posted by Arroe at 9:45 AM
Listen to "Jessicsa Shattuck The Women In The Castle" on Spreaker. Set in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE is the Nazi resisters behind the failed plot to assassinate Hitler, are executed. As the fighting concludes, the women and their children must band together and form a makeshift family to survive the devastating aftermath of the war and attempt to rebuild Germany. Author JESSICA SHATTUCK's previous novels have been hailed across mainstream media, winning accolades from The New York Times Book Review (“witty and promising”), the Los Angeles Times (“pitch-perfect”), People (“stylish storytelling and sharp social commentary”), NPR (“sharp . . . lively . . . wry”), and many other outlets. With THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE, she stretches her already impressive narrative talents to create her boldest and most ambitious novel to date—one that is propulsive, provocative, panoramic, and richly peopled. Partly inspired by Shattuck's own family’s history – THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE grapples with big ideas: good vs. evil; the power of propaganda and divisive rhetoric; issues of moral accountability and political resistance; and, ultimately, whether redemption is ever really possible. Building on the great tradition of beloved World War II stories, such as Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader, while combining the moral complexity and evocative prose of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See with the female focus and tick-tock narrative of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, this new book is a mesmerizing, important book during these times of great political upheaval and polarization, and the moral questions at the heart of it feel more relevant (and necessary) than ever. Stretching back to the 1920s and the beginning of the Nazi era, Shattuck’s story moves through the rise of Hitler, the war years, the immediate postwar period, and into the 1990s (when her three main characters all have American descendants) to address a fundamental moral question: who saw clearly what was happening and who didn’t—or chose not to see—and what, if anything, did they do to resist? With meticulously researched, authentic detail, Shattuck connects us viscerally to the people of this tumultuous time, allowing us to feel its echoes in our own, as only the best historical and literary fiction can do. Epic yet intimate, THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE is, in part, based on the lives of Shattuck’s German grandparents, who were both early supporters of the Nazis but claimed not to know about the Holocaust and other atrocities until the end of the war. Her character Ania, in fact, is loosely based on her grandmother. In addition, Shattuck drew on the experiences of several real-life widows of resisters whom were longtime family friends. The single incident that moved Shattuck to undertake her new novel, more than any other, was stumbling across a picture of her grandfather in Nazi uniform. Although she had known of his past, seeing this visual confirmation jolted her emotionally. Like millions of other ordinary Germans, Shattuck’s grandparents were drawn to what she calls the “perverse idealism” of Nazism in its early years, before the complete extent of its viciousness and depravity became known. Yet, as is evident in her novel, Shattuck believes that in many ways it would have been impossible not to have a full grasp on what was happening by the latter years of the war.
Posted by Arroe at 7:35 AM
Listen to "Felicia Day From Mystery Science Theater" on Spreaker. Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, currently recurring on the CW show "Supernatural", and recently completing a two-season arc on the SyFy series "Eureka". However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” which was ranked in the “Top 10 Best TV of 2008” by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine and won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and starred in the hit web series “The Guild,” which has won numerous awards for web video excellence, most recently garnering a PGA nomination for best web series in 2011. She has expanded the brand into numerous merchandizing opportunities, including a hit comic book series with Dark Horse Comics. Her production company Knights of Good produced the innovative web series “Dragon Age” in conjunction with EA/Bioware in 2011 and in 2012 she launched a funded YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. Since launching in April 2012, the channel has garnered over one million subscribers and over 200 million views. In 2014, the company was sold to Legendary Entertainment. She continues to write, produce and appear in web content of all types. ABOUT THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 2000, 14 EPISODES PREMIERING APRIL 14TH ON NETFLIX Kinga Forrester and her loyal henchman, Max, have revived the infamous experiment started by Kinga’s father twenty-nine years earlier: How many bad movies does it take to drive a person mad? In this latest reiteration of the show, her test subject is Jonah Heston, a space pilot for Gizmonic Institute, who gets trapped responding to a distress call from the dark side of the moon. Confined aboard the Satellite of Love, Jonah lives with his robot friends, Gypsy, Tom Servo, and Crow T. Robot. Confronted with Kinga’s choices in torturous films, they band together and ward off lunacy by continuously riffing on the movies in rapid-fire succession.
Posted by Arroe at 6:22 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Yellow Claw Keeps It On Humble" on Spreaker. All those large lights, hard bass beats and music starving fans. Then what? Rarely do we get the backstage pass to see the festival DJ's and performers evolve back into their real selves. Yellow Claw takes us there. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Good Day.
Posted by Arroe at 5:54 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Sofi Tukker On The Live Performance" on Spreaker. When they said it was Festival Season they meant it. Every weekend somewhere on the planet there's a huge gathering of musicians and DJ's pumping out large volumes of beats to fans that can never get enough of it. It opens the door for duos like Sofi Tukker to leave their post as a concert feature to enter an arena of new fans and ideas. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Greed.
Posted by Arroe at 5:20 AM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Listen to "Casi Joy From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Casi first experienced singing at age 5 in a hometown talent show. Since then she traveled with her family performing throughout the Midwest. She was a student and teacher at the School of Rock in Kansas City, which inspired her to start the band InLike. The band fell apart but she moved to Nashville to continue pursuing music with her fiancé. She’s opened for Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle and Montgomery Gentry. She often travels home to perform at charity functions.
Posted by Arroe at 8:41 AM
Listen to "Yo And Yo from XNO With A New EP" on Spreaker. Musicians talk about how incredible the internet is. It's a tool of collaboration. Part of process of pushing your music beyond the four walls of a studio is making sure you stay fully connected to the new age of broadcasting. Almost a week after the terrorist attack in Sweden we got to spend some creative time with the songwriting team of XNO who still sits inside a numb factor of thoughts and events connected to what happened to their country.
Posted by Arroe at 8:09 AM
Listen to "Vincent Pastore from The Eyes" on Spreaker. Vincent Pastore's breakout role in the HBO award winning series “The Sopranos” lead him from his early days of performing in Community Theater, running discos and owning rock and roll bars in New Rochelle NY to becoming the household name of "Big Pussy". He was encouraged to pursue film acting by Kevin and Matt Dillon who frequented his bars in the 80's Vincent landed his first major film with Nancy Savoca's award winning film "True Love" and then he was on his way. Working on “Americans Most Wanted”, “Law and Order”, “One Life to Live”, “Good Fellas”, “Awakenings” and “Regarding Henry”, plus many other projects on the small stage in New York City, until he landed his first major role as Tony Scarboni opposite Alan Arkin in “The Jerky Boys”. After that “Gotti”, “Witness to the Mob” then “The Sopranos”, followed. He went on to do the films “Made”, “Serving Sara”, “The Hurricane” and “Two Family House” to name just a few. Recently Vincent has appeared in "CHICAGO" and in the Woody Allen play "Bullets over Broadway"- he is now part of the Broadway community. His work with charities such as Light of Day, Wounded Warriors, Self Help Africa, WHY for Hunger, and the Lustgarden Foundation has brought him together with such great celebs as Donald Trump, Trace Adkins, Steven Baldwin, Bruce Springsteen, to name a few. He is the author of "Crazy Horse" a play about his life experiences in the bar business is currently under the direction of his Sopranos co-star Maureen Van Zandt. Vincent dedicates his work to the late James Gandolfini
Posted by Arroe at 7:34 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Pitbull" on Spreaker. It's not always about the Cha-ching. But rather the language you're creating. Coming from Miami Pitbull has united the multiple layers of music influences and inspirations. It's totally opened the door to speak on an international level turning life into a celebration of sound. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Jennifer Lopez Sexy Body.
Posted by Arroe at 5:31 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Future On Collaborations" on Spreaker. With so much talk about collaborating with other creative minds inside the music industry. Future says the process is like making movies. Once you've reached a level of respectable play everybody wants to star in your film. You have to keep focused on the business and not take it to a personal performance. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with The Weeknd Low Life.
Posted by Arroe at 4:59 AM
Monday, April 10, 2017
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Flea Talking About Frank Ocean" on Spreaker. Frank Ocean has made an impact beyond the people that make music a part of their daily soundtrack. Musicians have been on this mans path for a very long time calling him one of the most prolific of our time. One such person is Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. The latest release from Frank Ocean on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Calvin Harris Slide...
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Gorillaz On Technology" on Spreaker. Technology has ushered in a wave of new sights, sounds and collaborations. But for Gorillaz there's still that one tool that's missing. Bringing animation to its full presence during a live performance. The latest release from Gorillaz on rBeatz Radio is Andromeda.
Posted by Arroe at 3:39 AM
Friday, April 7, 2017
Listen to "Noel and Delorious From The Cranberries Something Else" on Spreaker. The Cranberries are set to release Something Else, a new album featuring re-worked renditions of their major hits, as well as brand new material. The album is due out April 28 via BMG on digital and CD formats, and includes seminal Cranberries songs like "Linger," "Zombie," "Dreams," and "Ode To My Family"... re-recorded in orchestral and acoustic arrangements. The album is now available for pre-order. Something Else celebrates the 25th anniversary of the band. Their first major U.S. hit "Linger" has been re-done acoustically, and just premiered on Rolling Stone! On the album concept and choice of "Linger" as the first single, The Cranberries' singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan explains, "'Linger' was the first song The Cranberries ever wrote together. I was 17, and the youngest member of the band was 15 at the time. We never imagined it'd be such a big hit, but soon us teenagers found ourselves on our first flight to the United States to shoot the video in Downtown LA. That video would introduce us to American households, in the good old days of MTV! The bittersweet love song still holds all that sentimentality for us personally, which is why we had to include it on this project. Universally, I think its message remains timeless and relevant, never going out of fashion, yet never quite in fashion. It's amazing to have a song hold up 25 years later, and I hope this acoustic version allows our fans to hear a Cranberries classic in a new way." "Linger " is available now for download and streaming. The full album is available for pre-order on digital and CD formats.
Posted by Arroe at 11:28 AM
Listen to "Jessamyn Stanley Every Body Yoga" on Spreaker. “I wrote this book for every fat person, every old person, and every exceptionally short person. I wrote it for every person who has called themselves ugly and every person who can’t accept their beauty. I wrote it for every person who is self-conscious about their body,” Jessamyn Stanley writes. Jessamyn Stanley is a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes. The self-professed “fat femme’s” trademark confrontational approach to tackling big topics—fat-shaming, body image and the media, the tyranny of unattainable beauty standards—has garnered her a fanatic following, national media attention, and acclaim as an internationally celebrated yoga instructor whose fans flock to her sold-out classes. In her debut book EVERY BODY YOGA: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body (Workman), Stanley offers an unprecedented new guide to yoga for anyone whose aspirations have been tempered by insecurity. The result is an accessible, uplifting, and often hilarious approach for everybody, and every body. Presenting a refreshing paradigm shift in the approach to Modern yoga, Stanley’s democratic method is centered on the truth that yoga isn’t about how one looks, but how one feels. To that end, her own deeply personal memoir is woven throughout the easy-to-follow instructions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color.
Posted by Arroe at 7:02 AM
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Jaguar Skills At The Record Exchange" on Spreaker. Amazing things always grew from the stages at the record exchanges. Those were the moments and places where we could taken in the albums and CD's collecting dust and turn them in for newer music or walk away with a little change in our pockets. From those days the modern day festival DJ's grew. It was an endless supply of beats. Jaguar Skills is one of them. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Fly.
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Redd Has A New Album" on Spreaker. Just over two years have passed since his last collaboration with singer/songwriters and performers. Redd isn't shy to admit that creative flow can't be forced. His new album is the end result of what happens when everybody's on board and in tune with the layout of the purpose of the songs. Each piece is part of the continuation. The album is titled New Phone Who Dis
Posted by Arroe at 3:45 AM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Listen to "AJ Mendez Brooks Crazy Is My Super Power" on Spreaker. April Jeanette "AJ" Mendez Brooks (née Mendez; born March 19, 1987), better known by her ring name AJ Lee, is an American retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in WWE. Mendez began her professional wrestling career on the New Jersey independent circuit in 2007, where she performed as Miss April, notably in Women Superstars Uncensored. She signed with WWE in 2009 and spent two years in its developmental system, Florida Championship Wrestling, before she was called up to the main roster. Meanwhile, she took part in season three of NXT in 2010 and placed third in the competition. In 2012, Mendez rose to prominence through several storylines, such as relationships with wrestlers who feuded over WWE's world championships, along with a three-month stint as the General Manager of Raw. In subsequent years, she won the Divas Championship a record-tying three times and held the title for an overall record of 406 days. She also won the Diva of the Year Slammy Award twice (2012 and 2014), and was voted Woman of the Year by readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated for an unprecedented three consecutive years (2012–2014). She retired from in-ring competition in 2015.
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Listen to "Lindsay Arnold From Dancing With The Stars" on Spreaker. Lindsay Arnold is an all-American girl who was born and raised on the stage in Provo, Utah. She began dancing at the age of four and has not stopped dancing since. She trained extensively in Utah with some of the country's best teachers, including Shirley Ballas and Mark Ballas, a Dancing with the Stars veteran dancer. Lindsay is incredibly versatile, but her area of expertise is Latin dance. Previously a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance, perform in the 30-city tour, in theaters all across the nation. She later joined Dancing with the Stars, where she was first partnered with boxer Victor Ortiz. Her numerous awards include placing 1st place in both the United States Open Youth Latin Championships and the United States Open Junior Latin Championships, being a top 3 finalist at the World Junior Latin Team Match, a top 5 finalist at the World Cup Latin Junior Championships and a top 5 finalist at the United States Junior National 10 dance Championships.
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Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Imagine Dragons" on Spreaker. They say creative energy comes from a dark place. Imagine Dragon doesn't shy away from that chapter. Their latest collection of songs take fans into an area of truth while keeping you pumped up with vibes you'll call a modern day anthem. Helping to make it a reality in this age of digital downloads and YouTube is the physical album cover. The latest song from the band is Believer.
Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Todrick Halls New Project" on Spreaker. Tattoos are a way of life. The majority of the time they represent the chapters we have written or will soon put into play. Todrick Hall has taken his ink to a new level of play. His love for the Wizard Of Oz has evolved into 20 different pieces of music with videos to back them up. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is totally Oz. It's titled Low.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Listen to "Jack Cassidy From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Jack comes from a family of professional entertainers. His father, Patrick Cassidy, and grandmother, Shirley Jones, are most notable, but his generation was discouraged from performing. At age 7, he joined his dad on tour and would belt out songs in his car to his parents’ surprise and delight. He later played piano and during high school participated in mission trips to Uganda and the Dominican Republic, where he played music and sang with the children.
Listen to "Gregg Rolie Two Time RnR Hall Of Fame Inductee" on Spreaker. Gregg Rolie (Legendary Keyboardist, Vocalist, Songwriter) takes his rightful place this April 7th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction New York City as a two-time member of the Hall. He is the only artist being inducted for a second time this year. He was first inducted as a founding member of Santana; and, now for this year’s class ... Journey, for whom he was the original lead singer. He has been a featured member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr band for the last five years. In between all of that, he has had several bands and a longtime solo career. A year after graduating from high school in 1965, Rolie joined Carlos Santana and others to form the Santana Blues Band, which was later shortened simply to Santana. As a founding member of Santana, Rolie was part of the band's first wave of success, including an appearance at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969 and central roles in several hit albums. He is perhaps best known for being their original lead vocalist, with his voice driving such classic Santana hits as Black Magic Woman (US #4), Oye Como Va, No One To Depend On and Evil Ways. He also became well known for his unique sound and groundbreaking work on the Hammond B3 organ, with classic solos on many of the aforementioned hits. In 1973 Rolie joined a new band with ex-Santana guitarist Neal Schon; this became Journey. Starring in a lineup that featured Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, George Tickner, and Ross Valory, he was keyboardist for the band's first six albums. On Journey and Look into the Future, he was lead vocalist, and on Next he shared those duties with guitarist Neal Schon. After Steve Perry joined the band in 1977, Rolie sang co-lead vocals on several songs on the albums Infinity, Evolution, and Departure. After leaving Journey in 1980, Gregg has released several solo albums, including the eponymous Gregg Rolie in 1985. This album featured the song "I Wanna Go Back," which later became a hit for Eddie Money, and included contributions from Carlos Santana, Peter Wolf, Neal Schon, and Craig Chaquico. A second solo effort, Gringo, was released in 1987.
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