Friday, March 16, 2018

Jimmy O Yang

Listen to "Jimmy O Yang How To American" on Spreaker. "I was once a fresh-off-the-boat Chinese immigrant myself. I was Jian Yang. When my family immigrated to America from Hong Kong, I was a thirteen-year-old boy who looked like an eight-year-old girl.My life growing up in Hong Kong was like a bad stereotype. I played the violin, I was super good at math, and I played Ping-Pong competitively. In China, people take Ping-Pong seriously. It's not just a drunken frat house game; Ping-Pong is a prestigious national sport. The Ping-Pong champs in China are national heroes, like Brett Favre without the dick pics."-from How to American Jimmy O. Yang is best known as quiet troublemaker, prank caller, and hacker house-squatter Jian Yang on the Emmy-nominated HBO show Silicon Valley. This spring, he'll achieve what he jokingly calls The Holy Grail of Asian Actors: playing a white girl's boyfriend (alongside Melissa McCarthy in the film Life of the Party). And this summer, he'll appear in what he (only kind of jokingly) refers to as the most Asian studio film ever-Crazy Rich Asians, based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name. In his memoir How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents, Yang shares the beginning of his journey to stardom, starting with his family's emigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles when he was a teenager. In a perfect storm, Yang, who didn't speak any English, hit puberty upon arrival in L.A. and found himself caught between the duality of his family's traditional Chinese values and the independent spirit of American culture. So he did what any clever young immigrant would do: He set out to learn American customs by watching BET RapCity. How to American details Yang's assimilation and education while dodging his parents' relentless attempts to convince him to pursue a more practical career. Much to his parent's disappointment, Yang quit a promising internship in finance to pursue an unlikely career in comedy. When his minimum wage job at the Comedy Palace didn't pay the bills, Yang went from DJing at a strip club ("I was pairing R&B songs with strippers like a sommelier at Spago suggesting which red goes best with the beef Bolognese"), to selling used cars, to driving for Uber. But eventually he achieved the American Dream, landing as a series regular on an award-winning TV show and, in 2016, becoming a US citizen. With thoughts ranging from the first time reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, to the best way to befriend a bouncer named Beast, to the art of silencing racist hecklers, Yang uses firsthand experience to examine the timely subjects of immigration and the presentation of minorities in Hollywood.

Ron Hall

Listen to "Ron Hall From Same Kind of Different As Me" on Spreaker. “An inspiring, beautiful story about love” (Dave Morales, Fox TV Houston), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 20, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives on Digital February 6, 2018. Based on The New York Times best-selling book, and recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval for ages 12+, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME follows successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear, Heaven Is For Real) and his wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary), who seemingly have the perfect life. But when their faith and family are tested, an unlikely bond with a homeless drifter (Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship. “Loaded with surprising twists and turns” (Jim Ferguson, KGUN9 ABC Tucson), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME shows how a simple act of kindness can change everything.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Chris Whipple

Listen to "Chris Whipple The Gatekeepers Returns For Update" on Spreaker. In 2016, our country endured one of the most divisive elections in modern history. Now into his second year in office, President Trump continues to lean on a revolving inner circle of advisers who are determined to execute his outsider agenda but who have little governing experience. One of the president's most important advisers is his chief of staff, a position the framers of the Constitution could not have envisioned. Unelected and unconfirmed, the chief serves at the whim of the president, hired and fired by him alone. And yet the chief's job is so critical that the presidency cannot function effectively without one. Reince Priebus, Trump's first chief, who held the job for just over six months, was never fully empowered by the president and was routinely outmaneuvered by louder voices in the room, including Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon. When an ineffectual Priebus left the role, many hoped Trump's second chief, retired general John Kelly, would help bring order to a chaotic White House. But while Trump and the Republican Party scored a major victory with their tax plan, they stumbled when it came to dismantling health care and curtailing Trump's off-script tweets. There's also concern that aggression towards North Korea is leading the country down a dangerous path, thanks to this commander-in-chief's impulsiveness. Kelly has said he has no plans to change Trump, but as chief of staff, isn't one of his most important jobs to protect the president from himself? Based on extensive, intimate interviews with eighteen living chiefs of staff, including an exclusive new chapter with interviews from both Priebus and Bannon on Trump, as well as two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, THE GATEKEEPERS: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency (Broadway Books, on-sale March 6, 2018), by award-winning producer and journalist Chris Whipple, is the story of men who defined the presidencies they served. In THE GATEKEEPERS, Whipple explains how every president needs an empowered chief of staff in order to govern effectively. Our most successful presidents understood the importance of a strong chief (Ronald Reagan, for example, knew that he needed a consummate Washington insider, James Baker, in order to get things done). Yet as Whipple's book shows, our political age is also littered with the wreckage of presidencies that failed to understand this lesson. From Watergate and the Iraq War to the bungled rollout of Obamacare and the disasterous announcement and execution of Trump's "Muslim ban," Whipple sheds light on moments in our nation's history that take on new meaning in this current climate.

Bobby Cannavale

Listen to "Bobby Cannavale From Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle" on Spreaker. Experience this year's biggest and best family fun adventure starring some of Hollywood's most popular actors - JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is available on digital now and on 4K Ultra HDT/Blu-rayT, Blu-ray and DVD March 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In addition, the physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App. Explore the vast and exciting world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) as they work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE also stars Nick Jonas ("Scream Queens") and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man). Now fans can experience what it's like to be transported into the world of JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE. For the first time ever, the home entertainment packaging will feature a Snapchat Snapcode that unlocks an augmented reality experience. When fans pick up a copy of the film on Blu-ray or DVD at any retailer and scan the Snapcode with their Snapchat app, they will find the jungle brought to life right in front of them. Once there, they can record their experience and share it with their friends. There will be an additional Snapcode on an insert inside the package, exclusively for consumers who purchase the disc, that will trigger a second first-of-its-kind AR experience that will bring the characters from Jumanji into your living room. With the Digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, fans can delve even deeper into Jumanji with the amazing bonus materials packed with more laughs, more action and more fun, including a hilarious gag reel, a music video and three behind-the-scenes featurettes. Prepare to be rocked when Jack Black and Nick Jonas share their mind-blowing take on an original theme song for the film in the epic music video "Jumanji Jumanji." Fans can follow the intrepid guide, Nigel, as he leads them through a behind-the-scenes journey showcasing how this epic adventure came to life in "Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji." In "Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast," Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan discuss the fun they had diving into character and working with each other. Fans will also hear from the team of talented visual effects artists on how they created one of the film's most exciting scenes in "Attack of the Rhinos!" The Blu-ray and digital releases contain two additional exclusive featurettes, including "Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!" a firsthand look of how the most eye-popping stunts were conceived and executed. "Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji" is a loving and nostalgic look at the enduring legacy of Jumanji as the cast and filmmakers reflect on the beloved original 1995 film and how the new film honors the original's exciting history.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Captain Dave Marciano

Listen to "Captain Dave Marciano From Wicked Tuna On National Geographic" on Spreaker. Wicked Tuna’s seventh season finds the captains in need of redemption. Captain Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise (@CaptMarciano) is out to turn things around after a disappointing season in Gloucester last year, in which he caught only five fish and landed near the bottom of the leaderboard. This year, Marciano is looking to start strong and land some big paydays as he teams up once again with his son and first mate, Joe, and welcomes a new crew member aboard — his oldest daughter, Angelica. For the Marciano clan, fishing is a family affair.

U God From Wu Tang

Listen to "U God Lamont Hawkins From The Wu Tang Clan" on Spreaker. "It's time to write down not only my legacy, but the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life-scrappin' and hustlin' and tryin' to survive in the urban jungle of New York City-and turned that into something bigger than we could possibly imagine, something that took us out of the projects for good, which was the only thing we all wanted in the first place." -Lamont "U-God" Hawkins The Wu-Tang Clan are considered hip-hop royalty. Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story-until now. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks. Lamont "U-God" Hawkins was born in Brownsville, New York, in 1970. Raised by a single mother and forced to reckon with the hostile conditions of project life, U-God learned from an early age how to survive. And surviving in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s was no easy task-especially as a young black boy living in some of the city's most ignored and destitute districts. But, along the way, he met and befriended those who would eventually form the Clan's core: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Brought up by the streets, and bonding over their love of hip-hop, they sought to pursue the impossible: music as their ticket out of the ghetto. U-God's unforgettable first-person account of his journey, from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive but also captures, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history. Born Lamont Jody Hawkins, U-God is an American rapper and hip-hop artist and one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. A native New Yorker, RAW is his first book.

Thoughts Are Energy

Listen to "Thoughts Are Energy" on Spreaker. We move because someone moved before us. Deep thought right? But an incredible place to grow from. Everything you put into play today can't be owned by the presence of self. It's a series of experiences influenced by the energy of others. All that is necessary in your moment doesn't always reach it's potential because we've allowed ourselves to let others make the move first. I looked up the word necessary today. Mainly because word check has made all of us very bad spellers on paper. Beneath it's headline were a couple of sentences defining what necessary means: Determined, existing, or happening by natural laws or predestination. Pre meaning before. Destination meaning a journey is required. Which means through awareness we are able to shape our new day with what is necessary. Many dogs eat every bit of food in their morning dishes. Does that make you a bad parent? Not so. In controlling their diet you know how much food is necessary for their healthy way. Where it goes wrong is when we give the dogs too much food. They have been trained to eat everything. Which is no different then your walk through an everyday world. Your mind body and soul digest all that sits in front of it. And when you're full with too many thoughts. You still keep feeding that imagination. Locating that proper balance of information is knowing what is necessary. I read all the time about how someone has disconnected from the social networks only to see them coming back. They speak of the promise land and how incredible it was to be without it. Really? Why are you back? We move because someone moved before us. Time to take some notes and start understanding your invisible habits. How you move does affect and infect others. Know what is necessary and begin growing forward in peace.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Jo Jo Siwa

Listen to "Jo Jo Siwa Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards" on Spreaker. Nickelodeon SlimeFest, in partnership with Live Nation, is the first multi-day music festival for kids and families in the U.S. Featuring performances by JoJo Siwa and additional pop music stars, the two-day event will be held at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10. Nickelodeon SlimeFest will also feature appearances by Nickelodeon stars, immersive one-of-a-kind experiences and plenty of the network’s signature green slime. General admission and VIP tickets are available starting March 6th via Lip Sync Battle Shorties is the ultimate music showdown for kids. Hosted by entertainer Nick Cannon, along with show sidekick JoJo Siwa, the series features talented, real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite musical artists. JoJo is a social media star with more than 6.5 million followers on Instagram, over 15 million followers on and more than five million subscribers on YouTube. Her music video, "Boomerang,” released in May 2016, currently has over 450 million views and is RIAA-certified platinum. In addition to being signed to an overall talent agreement with Nickelodeon, JoJo has a global line of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, toys, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods, bedding and party supplies. In spite of these early successes, JoJo’s priorities remain at the core of her Nebraskan/mid-western upbringing and grounded family values. A true ambassador of anti-bullying, JoJo continues to be a prominent and relatable role model for her countless fans, with the strength and power in her message of celebrating individuality, keeping strong in the face of adversity and never giving up.

Steve Hackett

Listen to "Steve Hackett Wuthering Nights" on Spreaker. "Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham" is the new live release by STEVE HACKETT (ex Genesis) commemorating 2017's 'Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett' tour! Includes a majority of Genesis tracks from 1976’s “Wind & Wuthering”, solo highlights and masterpieces like ‘Dance On A Volcano’, 'Inside And Out', ‘The Musical Box’, and ‘Firth Of Fifth’.

Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Listen to "Valentin Chmerkovskiy I'll Never Change My Name" on Spreaker. Viewers of America's hit TV show Dancing with the Stars already know Valentin "Val" Chmerkovskiy as a fan-favorite ballroom dancer and heartthrob. And while he has captivated fans since his first performance on the show in 2011, there is a lot more to Val than meets the eye. After coming to America at the young age of eight, without knowing a word of English, Val was a stranger in a strange land, far from his family's native land of Ukraine. Now, as never before, Val opens up about what it was like for his family to move to Brooklyn, realizing the American Dream the moment he became the first American to win the World Championship in Ballroom dancing just a few short months after 9/11. In his upcoming memoir, I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars (on-sale: March 6, 2018; Dey Street Books; Hardcover; $26.99), Val reveals the successes and failures he's had on and off the ballroom floor, from world championships up through his first step on Dancing with the Stars. For the first time, Val looks back at his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his Jewish family's immigration to the United States-including what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn as a stranger desperate to fit into a different culture, how he worked to become a premiere dancer, and, of course, the collaborations and competitions with his brother and fellow Dancing with the Stars sensation, Maksim "Maks" Chmerkovskiy-who also wrote the book's foreword. In I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME, Val speaks warmly of his close-knit family and shares intimate and inspiring stories meant to offer hope and motivation not only to fans, but to everyone with a dream. Enduring persecution in their native land, Val's parents wanted a better life for their children-a desire that led them to leave everything they knew and start again thousands of miles away in a foreign country. It was a gamble that paid off-after years of practice and discipline, Val, along with Maks, have reached the pinnacle of success. Though he admits he sometimes still feels like an outsider, Val reveals that he is every bit as American as he is Ukrainian, and he expresses his enduring gratitude for everything that America represents and pays homage to his adopted nation and the opportunities it has afforded him and his family. While Dancing with the Stars has demonstrated Val's beautiful physicality, I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME illuminates his soul, revealing a deep, thoughtful person who channels his emotions and socially conscious views through his art. Inspiring, heartfelt, and compulsively readable, this is a classic story of the American Dream. Showcasing 16 pages of never-before-seen photos, I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME is sure to touch readers' hearts.

Josh Hartnett

Listen to "Josh Hartnett From Oh Lucy" on Spreaker. Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy." Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards - Best First Feature (Atsuko Hirayanagi) and Best Female Lead (Shinobu Terajima). From Executive Producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

JonPaul Wallace

Listen to "JonPaul Wallace Miss You Everytime and Connection" on Spreaker. I started singing at six years old, when I saw my older sister singing and immediately took to it. I began with classic rock music, listening to The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis, and other music legends that my parents thankfully exposed me to at a young age. Then I started to get exposed to Motown, particularly Stevie Wonder, who became my all-time favorite and hero musician. About halfway through high school, I became deeply interested in pop music and knew that this is where I wanted to focus my art—in the world of pop. Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar are just some of the artists I admire. I always try to channel my inspirations—old and new—into my writing, while adding my own style and making the music my own. The real beginning for me as an artist was my freshman year of high school at age 14. I was suddenly cut from the baseball team. But instead of this moment derailing a life of baseball, it provided clarity of what I was really meant to do: to sing, perform and play music. I was deeply in love with music. I learned how to play piano and kept singing and by the next year I had signed with Zen Bulldog Entertainment, an independent label and publishing company based in NYC. Here is where I really started to grow as a musician and develop my craft. Two years later and at the end of my senior year of high school, I rewrote the song “7 Years” by Lukas Graham and added my own lyrics about graduating high school and the emotional experience of moving on. I performed this at graduation, and a video of this performance surfaced online and went viral, attracting millions of views all over the world. Watch Here I am now working on my own original material, playing more piano, hitting the recording studio, and performing live as much as possible . And I’m just getting started.

Randy Bachman

Listen to "Randy Bachman By George By Bachman" on Spreaker. By George – By Bachman is a collection of Harrison compositions along with one original song. Randy says, "I figured I would take George’s songs and give them new grooves. I wanted the tempos and arrangements to be different but still recognizable by the lyrics. I took the major keys and turned them into minors. It was a whole new interpretation of a familiar song. I was quite excited about the prospect of re-imagining George Harrison’s songs.” The album opens and closes with “Between Two Mountains,” an original song written to tie the various elements together. In between are 11 Harrison compositions, but you will also hear bits of other songs. "Throughout the album, I put in little signature licks that are associated with George’s songs, like the slide part from ‘My Sweet Lord’ or the opening chord from ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ for the fans to notice. Kind of like Easter eggs.” Bachman will play tracks off the album at B.B. King's in New York City on February 24th, the day before Harrison would have turned 75.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sydney Franklin

Listen to "Sydney Franklyn Make It Hurt" on Spreaker. Hey, I’m Syd! I believe singing isn’t just about the artist – it’s about the audience and the people who enjoy the music. Singing creates an indescribable feeling for everyone in the room. It’s as if the artist and audience feel numb to everything except the music and – even if just for a moment – they are lost in a world without fear. Untouchable and invincible. If you were to take a peek at my iTunes playlist you would come across artists like Aretha Franklin, Jessie J, Jazmine Sullivan and Tori Kelly. These are a few artists that have influenced my music. As artists they are soulful, powerful and their music is meaningful – they bring stories to life, as do I hope to do one day too.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Jonathan Huber

Listen to "Jonathan Huber And Ted Geoghegan From Mohawk" on Spreaker. After its hit festival run, Dark Sky Films is proud to announce the theatrical release of Ted Geoghegan's Mohawk on March 2, with a simultaneous VOD and HD Digital release. A home invasion film where North America is the home and the invaders are the United States Army, Mohawk is a no-holds-barred action-thriller marking the second team-up between writer-director Ted Geoghegan, producer Travis Stevens, and cinematographer Karim Hussain after their award-winning 2015 horror hit, We Are Still Here. Praised as "poignant" and "thought provoking" by Rue Morgue Magazine, "gripping" and "a wild ride" by Indiewire, and "realistic and very personal" by the Hollywood Reporter, Mohawk unfolds over the course of one bloody day during The War of 1812. Kaniehtiio Horn (Hemlock Grove), Justin Rain (Fear the Walking Dead), and Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return) star as three young lovers who set fire to an American camp as retribution for the decimation of the Mohawk people, but a handful of soldiers survive, now consumed by a hunger for revenge. Led by Ezra Buzzington (Justified, The Middle), and including Ian Colletti ("Arseface" from AMC's Preacher) and Jonathan Huber (WWE Superstar Harper making his big screen debut), these angry, lost soldiers will stop at nothing to punish those who burned their camp and killed their comrades. As the day goes on, blood begets more blood and this running skirmish turns into a dramatic battle for survival in which no side is left unscarred. As Birth. Movies. Death. Says, "[Mohawk] does a fine job of reminding us that sometimes the truest horror is that of our own history." Produced by Dark Sky Films, the producers and distributors of We Are Still Here as well as House of the Devil, Stake Land, Hatchet, and many more, and Snowfort Pictures (Cheap Thrills, We Are Still Here, Starry Eyes) this is The Last of the Mohicans meets The Last House on the Left. Dedicated to the water protectors of the Standing Rock protests, and featuring numerous First Nations actors in its leading roles, Mohawk brings a forgotten part of the American past to rousing, bloody, white-knuckled life. Its heroes are not the noble frontiersman or the rifle-toting pioneers, but the ones who resisted their decimation, the skeletons in America's closets, who will no longer remain silent.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pam Stone

Listen to "Having A Conversation With Pam Stone" on Spreaker. Wait! Before I jump into what took place with Pam Stone on the phone. She's on stage June 23rd with the legendary Judy Tenuta. Tickets on sale now! Go to The one thing a radio station program director could never say about Pam and I is "Long story short." I mean we are like two chickens in a hen house with a lurking fox wearing ear plugs outside the itty bitty door. I do want to say that Pam did Dennis Quaid me. I'm ok. It may take another 30 seconds to get over. But did you know that Pam and Jim Carrey shared a moment? Wait wait. I recorded her talking about it. This isn't fake news! Plus what is Pam's present dream tour? What's the one thing that would instantly put her back on the stage? You know what I forgot to bring up? Her dogs! No wonder she Dennis Quaided me! Look... we had a conversation. No digital devices. No incoming phone calls or bothersome postal workers dropping movie swag off. Not even a bathroom break. We are grateful that you chose to use the 2 party line. Did I just show my age?

Deney Terrio

Listen to "Deney Terrio Ultimate Disco Cruise" on Spreaker. THE LINEUP: Enjoy a star-studded vacation with unparalleled access to legendary stars from the Disco era. See them during the nightly performances, enjoy celebrity-led activities, attend meet and greets and run into your favorites all week long during meals, pool side relaxing, drinks at the bar and more: KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND KOOL & THE GANG GLORIA GAYNOR VILLAGE PEOPLE TAVARES NORMA JEAN WRIGHT, ALFA ANDERSON & LUCI MARTIN (FORMERLY OF CHIC) EVELYN "CHAMPAGNE" KING THELMA HOUSTON THE TRAMMPS FEATURING EARL YOUNG MUSIQUE CRUISE HOST DENEY TERRIO THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES AND MORE! Now we know you love to boogie to the music, so we have programmed over 40 LIVE performances from some of your favorite disco legends to keep you groovin' all day and all night long. Get to know the legends of the Disco era! Artist Q&A sessions Panel Discussions Wine Tasting Celebrity Hosted Happy Hours Join Us for Other Disco Inspired Events: Theme Nights and Costume Parties Dance Parties Dance Classes Talent Competitions and Gameshows Trivia Contests Karaoke More information:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

David Mazouz

Listen to "David Mazouz From Gotham Season Four" on Spreaker. Seventeen-year-old David (pronounced “Dah-veed”) Mazouz began his acting career in commercials. At eight years old, he landed his first film, “Coming and Going,” directed by Edoardo Ponti. Shortly thereafter, he was cast in the cable movie “Amish Grace.” He then landed a pivotal role in the FOX drama “Touch,” starring opposite Kiefer Sutherland. On film, Mazouz appeared in the 2013 horror thriller “Sanitarium,” alongside Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulkey and Robert Englund. He was also featured in the movies “The Games Maker,” opposite Joseph Fiennes, Ed Asner and Tom Cavanagh; “Incarnate,” alongside Aaron Eckhart; and “The Darkness,” with Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and Lucy Fry. Other television roles include playing a kid in detention in “Mike and Molly,” James Spader’s son in “The Office,” a troubled youth in “Private Practice,” a dying boy in “Criminal Minds,” an orphan in “Drop Dead Diva” and a guest star in “Major Crimes.” He is involved with several organizations that help animals, including The Humane Society, No-Kill Los Angeles, Best Friends and Pet Partners (with his dog, Starlit). Mazouz was born in Los Angeles, where he lives with his parents and older sister.

Mick Jones From Foreigner

Listen to "Mick Jones From Foreigner Is Ready For The 2018 Tour" on Spreaker. The architect behind Foreigner’s extraordinary catalogue of smash hits, Mick has crafted some of rock music’s most enduring songs and produced 10 multi-platinum albums. Grammy and Golden Globe nominated songwriter, performer and producer and winner of the prestigious Ivor Novello songwriter award in Britain in 1998, Mick first began playing guitar in his early teens. "I knew early on that I could never hold a regular job. I had to play guitar. I had to somehow make my way into music" he says. After starting his own Blues/Rock band and opening for the Rolling Stones in pubs across South London, Mick’s first big break came in 1964 when he moved to Paris and was hired to play with French singer Sylvie Vartan and later hired to work as musical director for French rock icon, Johnny Hallyday. Jones returned to his native England in the early 70’s to reform the band Spooky Tooth with Gary Wright. After Spooky Tooth broke up, Mick moved to New York City and, in 1976, formed Foreigner with fellow Brits Ian Mc Donald and Dennis Elliott, and Americans Lou Gramm, Alan Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi. In his own words: "My initial musical vision for Foreigner was to combine Blues and R&B with British Rock and make it sound soulful and authentic. I?d grown up in England and had the English influence but I was also inspired by many elements of American music, from Mississippi Blues to Country and Western. Foreigner was the vehicle to get that musical blend across." "I’m grateful to be surrounded by the talented musicians that make up Foreigner today. Now each night on stage brings Foreigner’s music alive with energy and excitement. Thanks guys for making it all new again!"

George Lovett

Listen to "George Lovett From Showtime At The Apollo On FOX" on Spreaker. Getting the opportunity to not just walk across the Apollo stage but to perform in front of the loudest audience on the planet. Georgia's very own George Lovett has been musically attached to his dreams since day one. From the very beginning he knew there would be challenges and changes and all the way his family has been there to keep the fire burning. Now George is on FOX's Showtime At The Apollo on Thursday nights.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

John Allcock

Listen to "John Allcock Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids" on Spreaker. John Allcock, author of FORTY THINGS I WISH I’D TOLD MY KIDS: Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles, and the Use and Misuse of Imagination (a Morgan James paperback, on sale March 2018). Allcock has seen first-hand how mindfulness can transform our lives. As the co-founder of Sea Change Preparatory - a school that incorporates mindfulness into it’s curriculum - he has witnessed how this essential practice has helped students achieve the unthinkable. Continuing to break records in swimming, students at Sea Change Prep have learned to use mindfulness to overcome fear, dismiss limiting beliefs about their abilities, and achieve the goals that they set for themselves. Now, these mindfulness concepts are outlined in FORTY THINGS I WISH I’D TOLD MY KIDS to help adults and children alike achieve peace, self-acceptance, and self-realization. Practical, universally-applicable lessons cover: • How to let go of the “I’ll be happy when…” fallacy • How to identify the false narratives that prevent us from achieving our goals • How to drop the mental habits that do not lead to genuine happiness • How to change our thoughts, not control them • How to separate our intrinsic value from our achievements • How to become a student of pain, not a victim of it

Graeme Edge From The Moody Blues

Listen to "Graeme Edge Celebrating 50 Years Of The Moody Blues" on Spreaker. Fifty years ago this month, The Moody Blues released Days of Future Passed, one of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time, featuring iconic hits, including “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon,” among others. Newly nominated for induction into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Moody Blues hit the road in 2017 with a tour to celebrate the album’s milestone – and WNET’s Great Performances was there to capture the band live in peak performance at Toronto’s Sony Centre.
Listen to "Mark Greaney Agent In Place" on Spreaker. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney comes AGENT IN PLACE (Berkley Hardcover; February 20, 2018) the latest explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man. Already named “one of the top must-read thrillers of 2018” by Ryan Steck of The Real Book Spy, AGENT IN PLACE is the seventh in the New York Times bestselling Gray Man series, which has been drawing rave reviews since the first book in the series was published. When Mark first started writing the series, the legendary Tom Clancy began looking for a co-writer. And he found a kindred spirit in Mark Greaney. Greaney collaborated on three books with the legendary author before Clancy’s death in 2013. Greaney kept the stories of Jack Ryan and The Campus alive with full support of the Clancy estate, while simultaneously writing the Gray Man series, featuring Courtland “Court” Gentry. Mark has now passed the baton of the Clancy novels to a new author and is now writing Gray Man exclusively. In the course of his research for both the Gray Man and Jack Ryan novels, Mark has traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics to give his books realistic, you-are-there details. Mark keeps his finger on the pulse of military and geopolitical activities and in a 2014 interview with The Huffington Post posited that the U.S.’s greatest security threat was Russia’s Vladimir Putin—an opinion that proved to be quite prescient. Mark has taken that expertise and brought it to all of his novels, including AGENT IN PLACE. Court Gentry was the CIA’s best covert asset. Then, without warning, his overseers at the agency put him at the top of their kill list. Court fled the country and became an enigmatic killer for hire known as the Gray Man. For his latest adventure, he's working on behalf of a well-connected group of Syrian expats to secure the Syrian president's mistress so they can use her to bring down the president's regime. But the expats' plan goes awry when it's discovered the mistress has a baby—the Syrian president's only male heir—hidden away in a Damascus safe house. Court goes after the baby, a decision that comes at the price of the mistress's life. The expat organization deems the boy now useless to their cause and refuses to protect him against the Syrian first lady and the notorious Swiss assassin in her employ. With no support on the way, Court realizes he'll have to take down the Syrian president himself if he and the boy are going to make it out alive. With the Gray Man series Mark Greaney has created a contemporary to Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher. Court Gentry is dynamically flawed—almost a superhero—but not invincible. Coupled with Greaney’s genius foresight into international political intrigue, it’s no wonder he’s the heir to the legacy of not just Tom Clancy, but also the heir apparent to writers like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Robert Ludlum, and Lee Child.

Kirk Cameron

Listen to "Kirk Cameron From Connect" on Spreaker. ACTOR & FATHER OF SIX MOST CRITICAL PROJECT: KIRK CAMERON'S PLEA TO PARENTS TO PROTECT & EDUCATE THEIR KIDS ABOUT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY IN THE NEWS: Since last week's horrific Florida school shooting, a Florida teacher has gone viral asking parents to "step up" regarding their kid's behavior. Bill Gates, Apple shareholders and Facebook/Google employees have openly expressed that parents need to be involved with their kid's lives regarding the negative effects on concentration, behavior and their kids mental state. ACTOR, PRODUCER AND FATHER OF SIX, KIRK CAMERON is speaking out and offering solutions to kids and parents on an alarming topic that has been in the news - Kids and the Impact of Social Media/Technology Related to Anxiety, Depression and for some Suicide. . Research has shown that kids are being conditioned for instant gratification with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and others. . Kid's priorities are now adding friends, posting photos, and finding validation through "likes." . Without their phones/social media they are irritable, anxious and go through withdrawals. 50% of kids admit they are addicted to their phones. Many are unable to have good face to face conversations. . Medical professionals note the stimuli impacts child development, and the adverse effects that lead to depression and for some...suicide. All of this leaves parents feeling helpless. KIRK CAMERON is offering help and a conversation starter for parents and kids regarding the challenges and dangers of a social media and technology so we can reap the benefits and not fear the worst. In KIRK CAMERON: CONNECT (in theaters nationwide Feb. 27 and March 1st), Kirk features critical stats and solutions with the help of several experts including Dr. Ian Armstrong (Neurosurgeon), Kathy Koch, Ph.D. (founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc.). Also featured are testimonials from teens and parents. In an online world that creates an illusion of reality and "friends" through social media, apps and "followers," Kirk Cameron: CONNECT pulls back the curtain to the benefits, dangers and boundaries that every one should consider while monitoring and utilizing technology in our young people's lives. As Cameron reminds parents, "The heart of the battle is really the battle of the heart." Info available at

Friday, February 23, 2018

Zack Martino

Listen to the conversation You’ve got to love the idea of waking up and writing a song that’s charting worldwide. Zack Martino’s studio is the laptop siting in the bedroom. The very laptop he purchased after friends convinced himself to sell off his drums and go digital. This was no easy task. Zack has been on that trap set since the age of four. To push himself away wasn’t going to be an easy task. Once it did though the dude has been featured in huge magazines like Billboard and will play Ultra Miami for the first time this year. In this conversation Zack and I look into the everyday challenges of building a song. How sampling vocals has turned a new page in his creative life and what it was like to go back to the place he sold his drums and repurchased them.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dana DeLorenzo

Listen to "Dana DeLorenzo From Ash vs Evil Dead" on Spreaker. In Ash vs Evil Dead, the highly acclaimed follow-up to the classic horror film series, Bruce Campbell reprises his role as the heroic, chainsaw-handed monster fighter Ash Williams. The series also stars Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as the evil Ruby who devises a diabolical plan to defeat Ash and raise hell on earth. And Dana DeLorenzo is moody wild child Kelly Maxwell, who makes it her personal mission to kill Ruby and end the Evil Dead torment once and for all. Ohio native Dana DeLorenzo has had roles in films such as A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and The Mad Ones. In season three of Ash vs Evil Dead, Dana returns as Kelly Maxwell who finds her loyalties tested when new and old friends clash, but her hatred of evil continues to go nuclear. Kelly sets out to end the terror that seems to follow her new family around like a plague, only to be sidelined by forces out of her control.

Tim Johnson Jr

Listen to "Tim Johnson Jr From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. Tim Jr is very passionate about the gift handed to him as a child. A sound his father first heard while driving in the car. It entered his heart so deeply that he's dedicated a lot of his own creative energy inside the recording studio fine tuning what Tim Jr says isn't a genre artist. With pride he says he can sing any style of music which will one day put him inside huge outdoor arenas.

Rob Shuter

Listen to "Rob Shuter from The Royal Wedding Podcast" on Spreaker. Your ultimate royal wedding insider! Celeb gossip extraordinaire Rob Shuter, OK! Mag's Editor at Large, takes you deep inside the palace, the planning, the church, the parties, and everything in between with exclusive news and A-list interviews. Every episode is, in Rob's words, "more dish, more knowledge." We're serving all the tea on Harry, Meghan, and their big day! ABOUT ROB SHUTER Naughty Gossip's Rob Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on various outlets. Host of VH1 "The Gossip Table," regular guest on "The Wendy Williams Show," "The Today Show," "Good Day New York," "The Elvis Duran Show," and "Extra," and Editor at Large for OK! Magazine, Shuter can be found all over the media doing what he loves best -- breaking news in his unique, naughty but nice way. Rob has broken the biggest entertainment stories including Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy news, Britney's first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria's wedding, and baby exclusives for the tots of Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey. Having worked for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Listen to "Anggun What We Remember Conversation" on Spreaker. Born in Jakarta, Anggun holds onto a name that remains unforgettable in the hearts of millions of fans and followers. Her full name Anggun Cipta Sasmi means "A grace born out of a dream". She was far from being the first in the family to enjoy music success. Her , Darto Singo drew huge crowds not only as a singer but producer in Indonesia. It took absolutely nothing to convince Anggun to grow within the ranks of creative energy. At seven years in age she put together a debut album filled with children's song. By twelve her Rock roots fully influenced she released Dunia Aku Punya. The collection of songs totally blew away music lovers making her a giant attraction in East Asia.

Zack Martino

Listen to "Zack Martino Sold It All To Become" on Spreaker. He first bumped into his love for music sitting behind a drum set. An awesome place for many reaching out of their bedrooms toward bigger stages and performances. One problem. Zack Martino couldn't find enough people to form a band. His friends took to his side and convinced him that it was time to enter the age of digital production. He sold his drums to finance a home studio. Zack's latest song is Hold On To Me.

Ryan Brahms

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ryan Brahms Getting Into The Biz" on Spreaker. The coolest part of the digital process is how it endlessly extends an open palm to all creative minds and processes. You can be a doctor and suddenly find yourself locked on serious amount of beats that land people on the floor or hopping around like rabbits at a festival. Ryan Brahms was heavily inspired to play by way of his father and Grandfather who would sing everywhere especially weddings. Igniting that imagination included a heavy passion to learn how to play several different instruments. He plays by one rule: John Lennon said give me a tuba I'll get you something out of it. His latest song is Love Dealer.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jonathan Abrams

Listen to "Jonathan Abrams The Inside Story Of The Wire" on Spreaker. The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy.

4TK The Fourth Kingdom

Listen to "4TK The 4th Kingdom The International Journey" on Spreaker. When reality competition series contestants leave the stage for the last time, their fate is arguably unknown. Sure, every week the audience has the propensity to make or break their connection to the rest of the world, but once the final curtain call happens, it’s the talent that is the winning catalyst. For The Fourth Kingdom (better known as 4TK), their success following their respective experiences on Belgium’s The Voice is inimitable. Sebastian, Jaxon, Shane, and Kyle each forged their own respective paths prior to coming together. However, as a group, they’re unstoppable. Armed with their hit single “Broken” and a star-studded group of collaborators, get ready for the globe’s next Pop sensation, 4TK

Dan Barker

Listen to "Dan Barker Free Will Explained" on Spreaker. FREE WILL EXPLAINED asks us to ponder the questions: “do we have free will?” And, “if we don’t, why do we feel as if we do?” In a universe governed by impersonal laws of cause and effect, are you responsible for your actions? Former Christian minister Dan Barker (God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction) unveils a novel solution to the question that has baffled scientists and philosophers for millennia. He outlines the concept of what he calls “harmonic free will,” a two-dimensional perspective that pivots the paradox on its axis to show that there is no single answer—both sides are right. Free will is a useful illusion: not a scientific, but a social truth.

Tony Moran

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Tony Moran Evolves With Sound" on Spreaker. The funniest thing about Global Dance Music is based on the rooting system of it's rightful place within the fixtures of fad, fact and fiction. Basically meaning there are still countries being introduced to it's behavior inside clubs and at small and large music festivals. Tony Moran is a generator of energy. Not only has he evolved with the sights and presentation but continues to explore newer areas that EDM and Dance have not tried. That requires a lot of face to face time with fans and followers as well as being in the clubs no matter where the location. His latest release is You're Good For Me.

Steve Aoki

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Steve Aoki Continues To Set Records" on Spreaker. Masterfully Steve Aoki has generated a lot of history to unfold and take shape in corners of the world where Global Dance is endlessly being introduced. That means he spends multiple hours laying out the ground work as well as flying from city to city. It has a huge positive impact on the genre of sound and it has taken its toll in other areas. Truthfully speaking he hasn't stopped the performance but he has taught himself to spend less time on that incredible stage. His latest release is Azukita.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Taylor James

Listen to "Taylor James From Samson" on Spreaker. Taylor James' many film and television credits include BLITZ for Lionsgate; MAMMA MIA for Universal; CHRISTMAS EVE for Unstuck; and JUSTICE LEAGUE for Warner Bros. His television credits include Material Girl and Hotel Babylon for BBC; Sirens and Red Dwarf for Channel 4; and Howard's Happy Place, for Idris Elba and SKY 1. Now he plays the iconic title role in PURE FLIX's biblical epic, SAMSON. Taylor launched his acting career on London's West End as an original cast member in the U.K. production of the musical Footloose, playing the iconic character of Willard Hewitt. Roles followed in international hits such as Guys and Dolls on stage and Mamma Mia, both on stage and film. Taylor's love for storytelling led him to work with classical texts such as The Duchess of Malfi at The Old Vic theatre and modern adaptations of period stories such as Danton's Death at the National Theatre, PIAF for the Donmar Warehouse and the Broadway hit The Little Dog Laughed. More recently, Taylor spent a season with the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company performing in both stage and film productions of The Winter's Tale, starring Dame Judi Dench and Sir Kenneth Branagh; and Romeo and Juliet, in the role of Prince Escalus, with Lily James and Richard Madden. ABOUT SAMSON, OPENING IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 16th From the creators of GOD'S NOT DEAD comes SAMSON, an action-packed biblical epic starring Billy Zane, Golden Globe winner Rutger Hauer and Jackson Rathbone and premiering nationwide Feb. 16. Samson's journey of passion, betrayal, and redemption inspires audiences to realize that life's failures need not define their future. "For anyone who ever wondered if they really could do what God called them to do, this film is for them," Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott said. SAMSON also features Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy and Taylor James as Samson.

Eternal Hunger

Listen to "Eternal Hunger Releases Monster" on Spreaker. In this age of Twitter speak and to the point texting there's more to Eternal Hunger than a Google description that reads: GRILLING ORCHESTRAL MUSIC WITH Trap, Dubstep, Drum & Bass & Glitch-Hop FOR THOSE WHO CRAVE FOR THE BASS. The more we talked the bigger the picture became. A solid musicians that dramatically brings a fresh new appeal to Trap. Hard edges with angelic female vocals or Hip Hop flavored repeats like those heard on the new release Monster. A pianist that brings his brand of beats to life in clubs and one day there has to be American festivals. One listen to Monster and others and you'll instantly start making connections to his sound being attached to movie soundtracks. He says yes. He wants to create many waves of sound that'll also be featured in commercial production.

Ryan Brahms

Listen to "Ryan Brahms The Process Of Music" on Spreaker. I think it's a natural thing for people to want to know where songs come from and singer songwriters like Ryan Brahms aren't afraid to express it. He says songs come from all sorts of places and how it feels after it's been written and produced is totally different. They always say songs are always changing and Ryan says they're always growing with you through good and bad times. Which is why he's heavily inspired by all the different types of music around him and everything in life in general. It's all about good vibes. Ryan's latest release is Love Dealer.

Demi Lovato

Listen to "Demi Lovato On Releasing Music" on Spreaker. It's not everyday that you get the opportunity to stare into the creative soul of Jay Z and simply ask "Which song would you release?" The master of Hip Hop and all things connected isn't going to put your steps on the wrong path. He knows the level of play on this present scene of music and no matter how many hits you've had before the connection he's going to put down the vibes of direction. It was a totally cool experience for Demi Lovato who's got a killer track out now titled Tell Me You Love Me. The video that comes with it is beyond the norm. She dove into this project to hit some serious subjects and ways to deal with the situation.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jason Warrior

Listen to "Jason Warrior From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. I'm shocked this hasn't happened more often but Jason Warrior is one of few singer songwriter performers that's been featured on two huge network music competitions. His latest being The Four on FOX. Jason Warrior is a contestant on The Voice. He was born and raised in Chicago. As a teenager, Jason traveled around the world with the famous Chicago-based gospel group Walt Whitman and the Soul Children. In 2014, Jason started a production company out of his college dorm called Dramatic Studios. Prior to joining the Voice, Jason created a 20-episode web series called The Truth about young people overcoming difficult issues in life.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update R3Hab Is All Out Global" on Spreaker. It's an honest question. While growing globally does the artist have to reshape their sights and sounds for each country they move through? Not everybody's into the heavy deep bass beats of Hip Hop and House comes with several layers of inspiration that can easily be touched up with simple eye connections to those in attendance. For R3hab he's been studying the physical connection between Latin beats and those being master mixed by some of the most creative producers in France. He's proving there's an art to being the daily student. He's on rBeatz Radio with Mike Williams Lullabye.

4TK The Fourth Kingdom

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update 4TK Reachs Beyond The Voice" on Spreaker. It's pretty easy to say The Voice is a weekly music competition. In between the beats and lyrics the artists are collaborating. The show has become it's own level of discovery. One of the first super acts to leap off that stage is Belgium's The Fourth Kingdom (4TK). They've entered the global music scene by way of utilizing every shape of marketing, from writing and collaborating with outside sources each song carries with it a texture of connection. Wait until you step into their world of fashion. 4TK is setting a new high standard of appearance while maintaining an extremely healthy social media vibe. They're on rBeatz Radio with Broken.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

John Fugelsang

Listen to "John Fugelsang Season Two Of Page Six TV" on Spreaker. Actor and comedian John Fugelsang has been murdered on CBS drama "CSI," debated David Duke & Jerry Falwell on Bill Maher's show and once interviewed two Beatles on different continents in the same week. Fugelsang, who hosts "Tell Me Everything" weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121, has been a regular on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and hosted "Viewpoint" on Current TV and co-hosted "America's Funniest Videos" on ABC with Daisy Fuentes. Along with Stephanie Miller, Hal Sparks & Aisha Tyler, he recently sold out theaters nationwide on "The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour" and the tour's album "Volume 1" became the first political album to ever hit #1 on the Amazon, iTunes & Billboard comedy charts. He recently performed in "The Bill of Rights Concert" alongside Lewis Black & Dick Gregory, which aired on AXS. He's also appeared at Montreal's "Just for Laughs" Festival and HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Fugelsang wrote, developed and hosted two highly-rated series for VH1-UK and and co-hosted (first with 'Mad TV's' Debra Wilson, then with Emmy-winner Teresa Strasser) "Watercooler" on TV Guide Network. Fugelsang has interviewed many top musicians and entertainers including Beatles star George Harrison's final television appearance. His debate about belief on Kamau Bell's show got over one million hits on Youtube and his off-Broadway solo show was nominated for the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award. Other credits include Coyote Ugly, The Girl On The Train and "The Coexist Comedy Tour." Fugelsang has also performed for U.S. troops overseas, including a humanitarian mission in Haiti.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update MK Pushes The Detroit Sound Forward" on Spreaker. For so many decades the sights and sounds of being a regional performer has helped shape generations of music fans and lovers. Through the evolution of fad, fashion and the internet most of us can't tell where any particular performer is from. I'd say one of the last regional displays was during the early days of Hip Hop where you had Diddy in North East, Luther in Florida and NWA pumping up the vibes in California. One place we can't leave out is the always present Detroit circuit. Kid Rock to Redd it's been a driving force that's put a lot of energy at live performances that also include DJ's. MK is one of them. His brilliant behavior on the twin spins is taking that classic Detroit sound and putting a modern dent in it's place in history. MK is on rBeatz Radio with 17.

Louise Carver

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Louise Carver Accepts Change" on Spreaker. We experience it everyday. Music changes. In every direction it grows. Singer/songwriters and performers will always tell you that you can't predict the movement. The daily goal is to stay true to the journey moving forward. Louise Carver not only feels the evolution of sound moving around her but bends her path to include the depth of what's present. She's endlessly on board with the unexpected which opens her creative flow to includes the multiple genres delivered everyday. Getting to that point has required a lot of time in front of an every changing live audience. She's currently teamed up with Joe Bermudez on rBeatz Radio with the song Crazy enough. She's a Multi-award winning artist who's been a consistent presence on the South African Top 40 since 1996. That's when she debuted with the single “It Don’t Matter” which reached No. 1 across South African regional and National radio.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Derek Thompson

Listen to "Derek Thompson Hit Makers" on Spreaker. As "Atlantic" Senior Editor DEREK THOMPSON writes in HIT MAKERS: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction - if you think a mega-hit movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today’s crowded media environment, you’re missing the real story. Applying cutting edge science to stories of hits across the decades, including recent sensations, Thompson reveals how each blockbuster actually has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. From the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook, from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars, HIT MAKERS is a captivating tour through the last century of pop culture and the most valuable currency of the twenty-first century—people’s attention. Original, fascinating, and deeply entertaining, HIT MAKERS uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets that invisibly shape our lives. Shattering the sentimental myths of hit-making that dominate pop culture and business, Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success and nobody has “good taste.” Some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. The consumers that matter the most aren’t the early adopters but rather their friends, followers, and imitators. It may be a new world but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want. People love a familiar surprise: a product that is bold yet sneakily recognizable.

Brian Q Quinn

Listen to "Brian Q Quinn From Victor Crowley" on Spreaker. Dark Sky Films has announced the official release date of VICTOR CROWLEY, the surprise fourth film in the fan-favorite Hatchet franchise. The film will be released on VOD, Digital and Blu-ray and DVD on February 6, 2018. Kept tightly under wraps for over two years, the slasher reboot unexpectedly debuted this past August. The highly anticipated release was shown in theaters across the country in October as part of the "Victor Crowley Road Show." Set a decade after the events of the series' first three films, VICTOR CROWLEY reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7 -X's Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou. In 2007, over forty people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong's claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past. VICTOR CROWLEY's ensemble cast also features Laura Ortiz (2006's The Hills Have Eyes),Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV's "Impractical Jokers"). Writer/director Adam Green proudly returns to the director's chair of his series that, upon debuting in 2007, was energetically touted as a return to "old school American horror," and whose maniacal fan-favorite villain quickly secured a place among slasher royalty.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Anggun Talks Lyrics And Beats" on Spreaker. Yeah we get it. Time moves pretty quickly. It's extremely difficult to measure the distance we've traveled in such a short amount of space. Then again look at where the world of music was standing barely twenty years ago. It was about getting the latest CD's into the hands of fans and followers. Then the internet with music swapping changed the entire path singers, songwriters and performers depended on to keep their personal lives financed. Anggun has been an active participant and still believes a faithful connection is present. She calls it harmony. The elements that make music a moment is a treasured arrival. She's a huge feature on rBeatz Radio with the song What We Remember.

Sabrina Carpenter

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Sabrina Carpenter Is All About Her Fans" on Spreaker. With so many styles and fashions available for fans and followers to support the difficult part of the process is how the artist can maintain the nearly hard to reach connection. Is it the lyrics, the beats, the Tweets or the photos on Instagram that pushes the separate sides together? For Sabrina Carpenter is making sure that no matter where she travels she spends a lot of face to face time with those purchasing the music and tickets. Her fan base has officially been dubbed the Carpenters and their strength is extremely impressive to the point where some will jump into the car and spend the next ten hours getting to the stage that'll soon be presenting the music. Sabrina Carpenter is all over rBeatz Radio. She's teamed up with Lost Kings to release First Love.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Bryan Ferry

Listen to "Bryan Ferry From Roxy Music" on Spreaker. Every so often an album comes along that changes not just the rules but the game, opening new possibilities for music. In America in the late 1960s, The Velvet Underground & Nico was one such record. And in Britain, released on June 16, 1972, the self-titled debut album by Roxy Music would be another. From the first lines of the opening track, “Re-Make/Re-Model” -- “I tried, but I could not find a way, looking back all I did was look away” -- to the final “Should make the cognoscenti think” lyric of the closing song, “Bitters End,” it was immediately clear that Roxy Music’s first record was an album like no other. By the time the album was released, the band had fewer than ten gigs to their name, they had no two tracks in their repertoire that were alike, and critics simply couldn’t pin down their influences. As Richard Williams said at the time in Melody Maker, “If Roxy Music go very much further, they'll be one of the great success stories of modern times.” 45 years later, with the group’s involvement, we get an opportunity to assess the album and listen as Roxy evolved and developed. The 3CD/DVD Roxy Music box set, to be released February 2 by Virgin/UMe, provides a thrilling insight into the world of Roxy Music in 1971/1972, starting with the demo tape that caught the attention of writer Richard Williams that ultimately led to their deal with EG Management and then Island Records.

Nipsey Hussle

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Nipsey Hussle Is Still An Indie" on Spreaker. One of the greatest things about today's music front is how incredibly confident the layers of vibe makers are about getting into the business as an Indie Artists. It's no longer a true performers journey to pour a ton of cash into the four walls that make up a very classy recording studio. It's fun to be there. It's probably going to give you a better than awesome sight and sound. But modern day technology creates a path of success by opening the door for writers and performers as well producers to vamp up in the privacy of their own footsteps. So what does that mean when one of the masters of Indie music signs with Atlantic Records. Nipsey Hussle knows in his soul he still that guy to look up to and toward. He's still very much in control of the layout and plan. He's all over rBeatz and OUI Global Radio with Last Time I Checc'd.

Ralphi Rosario

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ralphi Rosario The Roots Of House" on Spreaker. There are some pretty heavy vibes circulating from the most secret corners of the House circuit. That sound is pushing itself beyond the boom makers and making itself present on the streets of everyday. Someone who's been heavily attached to its rightful place in our ears is longtime master mixer and producer Ralphi Rosario who knows the true roots of House aren't just a collection of beats but rather a roundup of soul filled vibes that continue to electrify the scene with its deep structure and these days even a more fulfilled history which makes listening to it a hearty choice of celebration. Ralphi is on rBeatz Radio with Cold.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Collins Drive

Listen to "Don De Leaumont From Collins Drive" on Spreaker. Atlanta based folk rock/trio Collins Drive was born of a chance encounter that would change the lives of three musicians forever. After dishearteningly trying to put a band together, folksinger/songwriter Don de Leaumont figured his time in bands was over and was ready to continue on as a solo performer. Bassist Allison Shockley found Don’s nearly expired Craig’s List ad and reached out to him about maybe starting something. The two met for drinks and Shockley told de Leaumont that she had a great drummer in mind named Mike Satterlee. The three got together soon after to jam and the energy was nothing short of electrifying. The connection was made and Collins Drive was born. Inspired by artists such as The Band, Whiskeytown, The Allman Brothers Band, CSN, and Kevn Kinney to name a few, Collins Drive has earned themselves a steadily growing fanbase due to their live performances at such renowned Atlanta venues as Red Light Café, Moonshadow Tavern, and Smith’s Olde Bar. Collins Drive’s songs on their latest album tell stories and paint pictures of Southern living. Life through the eyes of a washed up bluesman that never got his time (Drunk on Sunday), a Chapel Hill woman waiting in the rain for her bus home (Cemetery Angel), and returning to the town where you grew up (Ghost Town) are just a few examples of this. There’s nothing complex and there are no deep, hidden meanings to these songs. They are just little slices of life put into songs that are easy to grasp on to and easy to connect with. Just give them a listen and maybe you’ll find yourself in some of these scenes and stories. Collins Drive is a band that just wants to bring their favorite kinds of music into one place and create a sound and songs that everyone can connect with at some level. Collins Drive’s songs tell stories and paint pictures of Southern living whether it is from the eyes of a washed up bluesman that never got his time to a woman waiting in the rain for her bus home. There’s nothing complex and there are no deep, hidden meanings to these songs. They are just little slices of life put into songs that are easy to grasp on to and easy to connect with. Just give them a listen and maybe you’ll find yourself in some of these scenes and stories.

R H Stavis

Listen to "R H Stavis Sister Of Darkness" on Spreaker. The world's only non-denominational exorcist tells her astonishing true story: a riveting chronicle of wrestling entities from infected souls, showing how pain and trauma opens us to attachment from forces that drain our energy . . . and can even destroy our humanity. As a secular exorcist, Rachel H. Stavis has cleansed thousands of tormented people, from small children and Hollywood moguls to stay-at-home moms and politicians. But for many years, the horror screenwriter and novelist denied her gift. As a little girl, she began to see "monsters" floating around her bedroom or attached to other children. Told it was only her imagination, Rachel learned to ignore the things she saw. But a series of events in adulthood forced her to acknowledge her unique ability and embrace her power to heal. Since then, Rachel has dedicated her life to helping others cast off the forces feeding off of us. Performing her services pro-bono, she quietly worked in the shadows, until she unknowingly revealed her work to a journalist, who told her story to NPR. A unique look at demonology removed from religious dogma, Sister of Darkness recounts Rachel's journey to becoming an exorcist and chronicles some of her most extreme cleansings cases, including those that put her and her clients in peril. Going deep into her world, we meet the diverse range of people she has helped-young, old, famous and not-in gripping stories of danger and sometimes sadness, that are ultimately about redemption. Rachel teaches us that there are a diverse range of "entities" surrounding us-some of these are playful or misguided, while some are dangerous and harmful. She introduces each of them and explains their power, helping us understand what is attacking and hurting us, and what we can do to protect ourselves. We may not be able to see them, but they're always there. Smoke and shadows, ghoulish features or lifelike forms, there are the demons, or what Rachel calls "entities," that float around us, or even attach themselves to our bodies, feeding off our fears and our negative energy. As the world's only nondenominational exorcist, Rachel has found herself at the crux of the spiritual crossroads of thousands of clients all of whom she's been able to save by ridding them of their spiritual baggage, and getting at the root causes of their low frequency at the same time. Stavis realized her gift as young child, but for years she pushed it away, wishing for it to disappear as her mother dismissed it as a call for attention, the lies of a schoolgirl. After years of denying her gift for communicating with the spirit world, she fearlessly turned what she once regarded as a curse into a blessing to help those in need. Stavis has cleansed thousands of tormented people, from small children to musicians, politicians, and everyone in between, quietly performing her work in obscurity, until now. In Sister of Darkness, Rachel Stavis takes us on a journey into an unseen world, describes the diverse range of entities that surround us, the Spirit Guides and Ancient Ancestors that come to her aid to reveal the root causes of your pain, and what you can do to protect yourself from creating a hospitable environment. A unique look at demonology removed from religious dogma, Sister of Darkness is the true story of Rachel's journey to becoming an exorcist. Chronicling some of her most extreme and interesting cleansings, the hows and the whys of what she does, and stories of danger and of triumph, Stavis creates a world that is at times frightening, eye-opening, and utterly enthralling. Sister of Darkness brings to light a world ruled by destruction, chaos and fear, and the woman who bravely fights to protect those who seeks her out.