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Matt Forbes Discusses His Start In Music And Debut Album

9/23/2015 12:15pm EDT
Matt Forbes Discusses His Start In Music And Debut Album, 'Could
Matt Forbes is redefining the genre of vintage pop. The 27-year-old Canadian born and raised, Los Angeles based crooner has had the opportunity to headline some of the city’s top jazz venues with his Big Little Band, also known as “The Horn-y Sextet,” and has served as a regular front man with the Influence Jazz Orchestra. The self-admitted “old soul” shows no signs of stopping, providing audiences and listeners with captivating, sensual and soulful tunes. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Forbes about his origins in music and his upcoming full length debut album, Coulda Woulda Sh...

Get To Know 'Euros Of Hollywood' Star Bleona

7/30/2015 2:01pm EDT
Albanian native Bleona Qereti has been dubbed the "Madonna" of her native country, having sold more than 1.5 million records worldwide with eight albums to her name. The singer made her U.S. debut on Bravo's Euros of Hollywood, which follows the lives of several successful Europeans living in Los Angeles. I recently caught up with the star to learn more about her international music career, The X Factor experience, and how she finally got Timbaland to work with her.

How did you get your start in music?

I started sort of accidentally at the young age of three, when I was “forced” to sing a...

'Sisters' First Official Trailer (Watch)

7/15/2015 8:32am EDT
Tina Fey And Amy Poehler’s ‘Sisters’ Trailer Has Arrived
The first official trailer for Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, premiered on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon during their joint appearance on the show Tuesday, July 14. (The duo also stuck around and played a hilarious game of “True Confessions” with Jimmy Fallon.

The comedy, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore, tells the story of two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, whic...

Yolanda Be Cool And Mayra Veronica’s 'Mamo Yo!' Remix Hits #1 On Sirius XM’s Venus Chart

7/9/2015 2:07am EDT
Mayra Veronica
Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool, known for their hit “We No Speak Americano,” and singer/songwriter Mayra Veronica have reached #1 on Sirius XM’s Venus chart for their joint electro swing tune remix of “Mamo Yo!” The song, a remake of Carmen Miranda’s “Mamae Eu Quero,” has been covered by several artists ranging from Lucille Ball to the Marx Brothers. Music videos for both the original and remix have reached more than two million views to date.

Yolanda Be Cool were always fans of the original version of the song, so when they had the opportunity to cultivate a remake with Mayra Veronica, th...

Listen To New Music From Bean

6/16/2015 11:08am EDT
What a difference a new year makes.

When I last spoke to singer-songwriter Bean, she had opened for Colbie Caillat and Austin Mahone, found a home for her songs in several commercials, performed on the iHeartRadio On The Rise Tour and debuted "Rollercoaster." Now, Bean is back with a fun new sound featured in her latest single, "Wildfire."

Bean wrote the single with producers Steve Solomon and Jake Newton, admitting there was a long journey she had to take to get to her new sound. In an interview with Idolator, she confessed: "Up until this point, with my song “Wildfire,” I hadn’t found ...

Entertainment Executive Jason Davis Chats With Us

6/10/2015 1:00pm EDT
Entertainment Executive Jason Davis Chats About Music, Announces
Jason Davis is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Since 1999, the entertainment executive has worn many hats as an award winning songwriter, A&R executive, executive TV Producer, entertainment consultant and author. He has served as the former Senior Vice President of Dolly Parton’s Management Company, and founded entertainment corporation One One 7. I recently had the opportunity to interview Davis about his background, the music industry, and his latest venture – signing ABC’s Rising Star runner-up, Austin French.

Can you give us a run down of One One 7?

One One 7 is an internat...

5 Things We Learned From The 'Gilmore Girls' Reunion Panel At ATX

6/8/2015 10:34am EDT
Gilmore Girls
Where they lead, we will follow.

The cast of Gilmore Girls reunited this past weekend for the fourth ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was joined by her husband, Dan Palladino (who co-created the show) along with the show's stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Keiko Agena (Lane), Danny Strong (Doyle), Jackson Douglas (Jackson), Jared Padalecki (Dean), Liza Weil (Paris), Matt Czuchry (Logan), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess), John Cabrera (Brian), Liz Torres (Miss Patty), Todd Lowe (Zack) and Y...

'Grey's' Recognized Its History During Derek's Tragic Death Episode

4/30/2015 5:53pm EDT
7 Times 'Grey's Anatomy' Paid Homage To The Show's History In 'H
By now, you shouldn't be surprised that people are still upset about Dr. Derek Shepherd's tragic death on last week's episode of Grey's Anatomy. We know how unpredictable shows in Shondaland can be, but this was a death nobody saw coming, and it was especially shocking knowing that Patrick Dempsey still had another year left on his contract with ABC. Last week's explosive episode, "How to Save a Life," was penned by series creator Shonda Rhimes and certain scenes seemed to pay homage to the show's lengthy past:

"The carousel never stops turning"

"How to Save a Life" begins with Meredith...

Red's Randy Armstrong Talks Music, Touring And The Band's Latest Album, 'Of Beauty And Rage'

2/25/2015 9:23am EST
Red's Randy Armstrong Talks Music, Touring And The Band's Latest
Grammy nominated rock band Red features the talents of Michael Barnes (vocals) and twin brothers Anthony Armstrong (guitar) and Randy Armstrong (bass). The band has sold more than a million albums to date, racked up two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and toured alongside such artists as Hinder, Three Days Grace, Staind, Papa Roach and Seether. Their latest album, of Beauty and Rage, is the band's fifth studio album. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Randy Armstrong to learn more about the band and their music.

Can you talk a little bit more about...

The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And Inspirations

2/20/2015 8:05am EST
The Company Men's Brian Purcell Chats About The Band's Start And
Mashup group The Company Men, comprised of Daniel Tatar, Stuart Ambrose, Shawn Perucca and Brian Purcell, first formed in 2011 when they left their respective careers to pursue music. Together, the band combines and mashes up hits from multiple genres, including Motown, rock, pop and today's Top 40 in front of audiences worldwide. I recently caught up with band member Brian Purcell to learn more about the group, their inspirations and their newly released album, #throwbackPOP.

I see that you guys frequently mix old school and contemporary hits. Do you have a favorite mashup that you've don...