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Courtney Rau Talks Music And Her Latest Single, 'Looks 2 Good 2B Bad'

December 16th, 2014 5:22am EST
Courtney Rau Talks Music And Her Latest Single, 'Looks 2 Good 2B
Singer Courtney Rau describes her sound, ranging from pop to country to dance, as "somewhere between Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift." At the young age of 16, her eclectic style has proven to be successful as three of her singles ("Shake," "In That Moment" and "Looks 2 Good 2B Bad") found success on the Billboard charts. I recently spoke with Rau about music and her latest single, "Looks 2 Good 2B Bad."

How did you get your start in music?

I've been singing ever since I could remember. I used to sing into my Barbie karaoke machine (laughs) when I was like three or four and I actually took ...
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'The Coast Is Clear' For Country Music Artist Danny Griego

December 9th, 2014 3:58pm EST
Danny Griego
Danny Griego got his unexpected start in music after he was struck by lightning. Literally. In order to rehab his right arm and hand, both paralyzed after the strike, he learned how to play guitar and the rest is history. The Arizona bred, Texas based singer/songwriter has worked with country legends like Hank Cochran, Red Lane and Max D. Barnes and cracked Billboard's Top 10 "Hot Sales" chart twice in 2014 with his single, "The Coast Is Clear," penned by Red Lane and Scotty Emerick. I had the opportunity to chat with Griego to learn more about his background and influences that led to his ...
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'Parks And Recreation' Returns To NBC In January

December 3rd, 2014 10:16am EST
'Parks And Recreation' Returns To NBC In January - But There's A
Dammit Jerry!

The seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation will return on Tuesday, Jan. 13 with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 PM each week leading up to the hourlong series finale on Tuesday, Feb. 24 following The Voice.

“In an effort to give it the send-off it deserves, we wanted to ‘eventize’ the final season to maximize the impact of these episodes, which really do take the show to a new level," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. "The highly-anticipated one-hour finale will air behind ‘The Voice’ in order to lead the largest audience possible int...
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Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour And New Music

November 25th, 2014 12:37pm EST
Mansions On The Moon's Jeff Maccora Discusses The Band's Tour An
Alternative-electro-pop band Mansions on the Moon, comprised of Ted Wendler, Ben Hazlegrove, Lane Shaw and Jeff Maccora, has collaborated with N*E*R*D, toured with Wiz Khalifa and Cherub, produced for Mac Miller and have a mixtape produced by Diplo and Benzi. The band behind "Where Are You" recently wrapped up their tour as brand ambassador for Lyynks Music and released their self-titled debut album in October. I had the opportunity to chat with Jeff Maccora, who plays the bass and keyboards for the group, to learn more about the band.

How did Mansions on the Moon come together?

Originall...
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Bean Chats About 'Rollercoaster,' Her Inspirations And New Music

November 14th, 2014 10:20am EST
Bean Chats About 'Rollercoaster,' Her Inspirations And New Music
Singer-songwriter Bean is on pace for a breakout year and continues to prove she's an artist to watch. The 23-year-old was featured on the 2014 High School Nation Tour, opened for Colbie Caillat and Austin Mahone and found a home for her catchy songs in commercials for Mitsubishi, Lay's and Bud Light Lime. I had the opportunity to speak with the "Rollercoaster" singer, whose currently wrapping up the iHeartRadio On The Rise Tour, about her musical journey, inspirations and upcoming album.

How did you get your start in music?

My start was kind of an accident more than anything. I was a sop...
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Female 90s Stars Still Owning Hollywood

November 6th, 2014 7:00pm EST
Our Favorite Female Film Stars From The 90s Still Owning Hollywo
There is no denying that some of the hottest women from the 1990's still reign over Hollywood today! From Buffy, Rachel Green and Carrie Bradshaw on our television screens to G.I. Jane, a Speed-ster and a "Lethal Weapon," these iconic actresses became household names and defied the Hollywood standards of women. Let's take a look at some actresses whose careers blossomed in the nineties.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock's career took off in the 1990's after she appeared in 22 TV shows and movies, including Working Girl (1990), Demolition Man (1993), Speed (1994), While You Were Sleeping (1995...
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Country Singer Lizzie Sider Talks Music, Bullying Prevention Tour

October 16th, 2014 8:30am EDT
Country Singer Lizzie Sider Talks Music, Bullying Prevention Tou
Lizzie Sider, 16-year-old rising country artist, is celebrating National Bullying Prevention Month by bringing her "Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day" Bully Prevention Assembly Tour to several locations across the country. During the assemblies, Lizzie draws from her own personal experiences to motivate kids to help prevent bullying. She also performs her original song, "Butterfly."

The New York City leg of the tour included visits with schools located in each of the five boroughs. Lizzie wrapped up her visit on Oct. 15 with a performance at The Bitter End.

I recently had the opportun...
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Kylie Hughes Chats About 'Calipopicana'

September 24th, 2014 11:30am EDT
Kylie Hughes Chats About 'Calipopicana'
Known for her native California surf vibe, pop recording artist Kylie Hughes infused her own original sound - "Calipopicana" - which she describes as "a blend of California pop and Americana."

Kylie has shared the stage with Jesse McCartney and Building 429, among several others. A multi-faceted performer and a member of SAG, Kylie has appeared in a couple of films, including Learning Uncle Vincent and The Lost Girl. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Kylie about "Calipopicana" and her upcoming album.

How did you get your start in music?

I started playing guitar when I was in m...
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ABC's Shondaland Thursday Stars Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19th, 2014 8:57am EDT
Grey's Anatomy
This fall, ABC's "Shondaland Thursday" (coined after Shonda Rhimes) is sure to heat up now that Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder will all air on the same night, but the stars of all three shows kept cool this week by taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge, put in motion by the ALS Association, initially began as a way to create awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants are urged to dump a bucket of ice water over their head or donate to the charity. As of Monday, Aug. 18, the ALS Association raised $15.6 million in donations.

The...
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Emma Kate Debuts "Neon Yellow Hearts," Chats About Her Upcoming EP

August 2nd, 2014 12:19am EDT
Emma Kate Debuts "Neon Yellow Hearts," Chats About Her Upcoming
You can't help but want to dance and sing along when you hear Emma Kate's latest single, "Neon Yellow Hearts," a nostalgic song about her high school group's last night together. I recently had the opportunity to speak with the singer-songwriter about her music and upcoming EP prior to last night's showcase at The Bitter End in New York City.

How did you get your start in music?

I've been singing my whole life in school, in barber shop quartets and in a cappella groups, but in tenth grade I had the opportunity of meeting singer-songwriter Matt White through a mutual friend who had gone to...
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