Audition Announcement-Barrio Boyzz Amazing Opportunity for Male Talent

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Barrio Boyzz Audition

World-renowned Latin pop group Barrio Boyzz recently released an audition call for new talent!  Check out the details below to find out more about this amazing opportunity.

Audition Information

Male Talent Ages 21-26/28

Send Bio, Demo (MP3 files), or Video Demo with a brief introduction (under 5 minutes long)

Must sing a ballad or mid-tempo track

Talent should be able to sing in English and Spanish is a must!

Submission contact:

TheReturnof5@gmail.com

Subject: Audition

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A.R.T. LIVE Presents Frederick Your guide to a cool summer street look

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Often when one thinks of hip hop you think of New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta Chicago, New Orleans, etc. Rarely does Florida come immediately to mind unless mentioned. Though the state does boast several notable rappers such as Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Trina, Plies, T – Pain, and Dj Khaled to name a few. Often times the Miami party scene over shadows the musical talent that lies in the state. This truth is what inspires South Florida music artists like Frederick. The 24 year-old YG, SUPER affiliated hip hop artist hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida is on a mission to break through the spring break, South Beach, and strip club facade that hangs over the Miami music scene.

Frederick got his start later on in his life. He began to take music more seriously when he was 21 years old. This occurred from being around friends who were older than him and that inspired him to express his true self musically. They also pushed Frederick to create his own unique sound. This sound has stuck with him and molded him into the artist he is today.

Though Frederick’s initial start came from outside influencers his motivation for his craft stems from inside. It comes from the idea of introducing a different sound to the city, the amount of fun he has performing music to different crowds and being creative with friends is everything to him. These factors not only drive his motivation but they fuel the creation of his music. It is also the reasoning behind the aspirations he has for himself over the course of his career.

When asked in depth about his ultimate career goals Frederick had this to say, “I have many career goals, but one of them would be to meet Kendrick Lamar! I love him so much! Another career goal is to open the door for other artists from South Florida so that we can prove to other people that we can actually make amazing music as well.” To end the stigmas so often associated with his native music scene could easily be viewed as a daunting task but it’s one Frederick gladly accepts.

Over his career Frederick has had to face several obstacles but with every trouble came a triumph. One of the worst experiences he’s encountered was when he was at a show and a person (who shall remain nameless) told him that his music sucks and that it’ll never make it anywhere. That really got to Frederick for a while. Yet in the same situation came Frederick’s best experience which was performing his music on stage for the first time and looking at the nay-sayer’s shocked reaction once he saw that the people in the crowd fell in love with Frederick’s music. It’s times like these that made the quote “keep on runnin’.” a saying Frederick has come to live by.

Frederick can be followed on Instagram @Fredericktheegreat and on Soundcloud here: https://m.soundcloud.com/fredericktheegreat  Check out some shots of him performing live at A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night on this post and check out A.R.T. LIVE here.

 

 

 

 

A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night A Night To Remember

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ARTLIVEMiami – South Florida native, young entrepreneur Lola Chél is organizing a soulful showcase of Floridian talent at Studio 504 in Miami on March 13, 2016. A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night will bring out music artists, musicians, poets, and will include a wine tasting and pairing presented by Chef Jordan Catering Co.

Chél saw the gap in opportunities for up-and-coming artists and those who were already established. Seeing first hand how rapidly the South Florida scene was expanding, she decided to create an opportunity by establishing the A.R.T. LIVE: A Reason To Live event series. There are four events a year which highlight musicians, artists, filmmakers, dancers, comedians and more. The series launched in December of 2015 and show cased visual artists, poets and filmmakers from the tri-county area. This gave all event goers from grandchildren to grandparents an up close look at the South Florida artistic community. With artist ranging from 18 to 35 and from all experience levels and ethnic backgrounds the audience saw that art can be expressed by anyone.

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For this upcoming A.R.T. LIVE event Lola Chél and her team are bringing out artists from as far away a Central Florida to offer a night where event-goers have a reason to dress up and enjoy themselves. She is pairing with Chef Jordan Catering Co. a South Florida based catering company, to offer guests the experience of wine tasting and pairing. Chef Jordan Catering Co. will showcase two wines and one champagne to be paired with foods that can be found on a menu as well as in the household refrigerator.

 

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A.R.T. LIVE: Soul Night will take place near Miami’s county line at music venue Studio 504. Tickets start at $20 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. The event will be on Sunday March 13, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m. Be sure to get there early to grab a seat, they are limited.

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Satoria Nicole Releases Official Dance Video 2016

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Satoria Nicole Dance Video 2016

Seven Reflections says the name “Satoria” means “you are the creator and promoter of original ideas and usually enjoy considerable financial success” The name is described as “bold, independent, and intuitive”. Evidently Satorias “know what they want and when they want it”. The name is one-of-a-kind, and after getting to know Satoria Nicole, Seven Reflections seems to be spot-on…

Satoria Nicole Radio ShowEarlier this month the team at G&S gave all of our glitter girls a behind-the-scenes look into Radio and TV personality Satoria Nicole’s annual dance video shoot. We arrived on set at Michael Copon studios in Downtown Norfolk on a snowy Saturday afternoon to check out the magic. As we arrived, a stunning Satoria with a blazing, electric blue angular-bob cut greeted us with a friendly hug, quickly introducing us to her massive camp of movers and shakers. From choreographers to makeup artists, DJs, singers, songwriter, writers, and a team of young dancers, the scene was bustling as the cast was setting up.

You may recall Satoria’s 2015 music video cover of Bey’s 7/11 which quickly grew into a viral sensation. When asked about this year’s dance video, Satoria says, “I’ve loved to dance since I was 4-years old. I wanted to think of a creative way to promote my radio show and TV show, so I decided to shoot, 7/11 last year and everyone kept asking, when are you going to do another one, when are you going to do another one? So, I decided to do another one”. During our interview, she says “I will do it once a year…or twice, maybe one in the spring and one in winter” she muses.

Although petite in stature, with abs to die for, Satoria is a mighty powerhouse. Not only is she the voice behind the Satoria Nicole Radio Show and face of Rep Ya Set, she is an actress and set to appear in 4 upcoming film projects including Davonya’s ‘All I Want’ to debut on SKY4, No Plan B 3, and a few others.

While Satoria joined a talented group of dancers on set to run choreo, we chatted it up with a few other Hampton Roads entrepreneurs putting in work right here in the 757 and frankly, anywhere they can leave an imprint. We event caught a glimpse of homegrown celeb Michael Copon who peeked in on the set.

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On hand to ‘beat face’ was the lovely NY-native and Hair Icon Stylist Lauren Moore aka @TheKolorKween, Makeup Artist, Hairstylist and Colorist who followed her dad’s footsteps into the industry. Having got her start 9 years ago, advice for aspiring MUAs? Lauren says, “Be original, don’t copy everyone else, stay true to yourself and your art, and you will always stand out”.

MissunderstoodThe team also checked in with singer, songwriter, and actress Missunderstood, a dynamic artist  on a mission. A friend of Satoria’s for over 17-years, Missunderstood tells us she’s not really a dancer, but would do anything to support her friend who is more like fam. Focused on delivering what she calls “Nubian Soul”, Missunderstood is set to release her 3rd album with a live performance called “Witness”, a testimony to a new season in her life. The artist will also appear alongside her longtime friend in “All I Want” which is due to release in 2016. In regards to her plans for the new year, Missunderstood tells G&S, “When you pray for something, you will need to be ready when it comes, whatever door opens, we’ll just bless it for ‘em”.

Shameka FennellBreaking away for a moment to catch a bite after running choreography, we caught up with Shameka Fennell who directs the popular dance team Nurvouz. Shameka, who is a sought-after dance instructor and choreographer came through in a pinch to help choreograph Satoria’s latest video. Shameka started working with teams in 1996 and hasn’t stopped since. “It takes me about an hour to make up a routine”, she says. About her passion for dance? “I love teaching kids, that’s my thing. Keeping them off the streets, keeping them focused, and teaching them how to be respectful young ladies, that is my main goal”. Members of Nurvouz were on set delivering a few of their signature moves and wow these kids can dance circles around just about anyone.

Just before filming kicked into gear, Satoria’s partner Antonio Sparks of Square One Entertainment & Square One Record Label filled us in on how he manages to keep up with such a busy maven, “This is what it takes to keep grinding to keep moving forward, I had to support her”.

Antonio SparksAntonio beams as he speaks of VA’s top lady in entertainment but, he also shares that he’s got a few projects in the works himself managing a new artist Big Red and a venture into event promotions and athletic management. We wanted to find out what Antonio is on the lookout for when signing new talent, “I have to see your drive”, he says. “I need you to see that I have insight just like you have insight”. Antonio’s advice for aspiring artists “don’t always go with the first thing that comes up to you. Do you research, a lot of people will sell you a dream, I will show you your dreams…if you work hard, this is what you can do, do your research.”

The music was loud, the set was live, and the dance moves fierce, we cannot wait to see the final cut. Satoria, who has made a name supporting other artists says she was “inspired by Oprah at a young age” to enter the entertainment industry. The media socialite shares, “I eat sleep and breathe entertainment”. Satoria’s words of wisdom to aspiring entertainers, “No matter what, no matter if your family believes in you, your significant other believes in you, if you have a dream and something that you really want to do…in order to succeed and achieve true happiness, you have to do what you want to do.” Just before wrapping up the shoot, and in between shots, Satoria tells G&S, “I want the world to be a better place, I want the world to be happy, I want to make everyone happy”.

Check out Satoria Nicole’s Official Dance Video Release

To learn more about Satoria Nicole and company, check out the links below!

www.satorianicole.com

Lauren Moore www.instagram.com/thekolorkween

Shameka Fennell Nurvouz Dance Team

Missunderstood the Artist www.instagram.com/Missunderstood757

Antonio www.instagram.com/a_greatgatsby

Mindy Mickevich ‘King Benjamin’ Music Video Release Singer, Songwriter, and Poet

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Mindy Mickevich King Benjamin

Singer, Songwriter, and Poet, Mindy Mickevich recently released her music video ‘King Benjamin’ on YouTube. Check out the video now.

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Web Exclusive: Interview with Artist Zhanè Monique

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Zhane Monique Legacy of an Empress

Earlier this month we checked out the latest EP from Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Zhanè Monique. Our team caught up with the gifted young performer to find out what inspired her to release ‘Legacy of an Empress’ and what else is in store for this rising Queen. Check out our Exclusive Interview with Artist Zhanè Monique…

Artist Fun Facts

Zhane MoniqueOne thing I can’t leave home without…. One thing I can’t leave home without is my Phone.

What is on my iPod right now…. My iPhone takes the place of an iPod. It has every song that I’ve written in my Notes app

The last album I bought wasThe last Album I bought was Kehlani’s Album “You Should Be Here”

My dream collaboration would be…. My Dream collaboration would be to collab with Future. I think that would be extremely interesting and super fun. 

 

When did you first discover that you could sing?

I first discovered that i could really really sing around the age of 11.

Who are some of your musical inspirations?

Some of my musical inspirations are Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Tasha Cobbs, and of  course Beyoncè herself!

Besides some of your musical influences, what other factors have played a role in shaping  your style?  My Mother and Aunt played huge influential roles in my life. Before i started listening to any  R&B artist, it’s was gospel everything!. They were the Children’s choir leaders and directors at  church and also full time Adults Choir members. They taught me everything i know. 

You have a very distinct sound though somewhat reminiscent to Beyoncè, how would Zhané  Monique describe her music to a newbie?

I would describe my music as ambient and distinct. Sometimes the music that I like to listen to  on a daily basis does influence the sound of my music but for the most part i try to come up with  different sounds from other music genres and incorporate it into R&B.

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How did your collaboration with Titus G. Productions come about?

I met Titus G. through an old classmate. He followed me on Instagram and asked if I would  be  interested in doing projects with people in the music business. I answered yes, we met up  exchanged contact information and i started working with Titus right away. 

Using 3 words, can you describe “Legacy of an Empress”? 

Three words that describe “Legacy of an Empress” is Birthright, Ruler, and Rare.

How did you decide on the title for your EP?

I wanted my title to represent a Legacy. The EP Title had to represent talent that can be passed  on for ages! With hard thinking, Titus and I just put two and two together and came up with  “Legacy of an Empress”.

What is your track “Lambs Become Lions” about?

The Track Lambs Become Lions is about a group of people who were being mistreated and  afraid to fight back or speak out about it. They finally built up enough courage to start a war  fighting to end the mistreatment and would not stop until they succeeded. Until Lambs (babies  or their up coming generation) become Lions (honored and worthy adults who fought for their  rights). Adults fought for their upcoming generation’s freedom and that generation fought for  their upcoming generation’s freedom until they were all free with equal rights.

If there is one thing that you hope listeners will take away from their experience with  “Legacy of an Empress, what do you hope it will be?

I want my listeners to be able to relate and gravitate to the stories that ‘Legacy of an Empress’  hold. The EP is basically a book of situations that people face every single day. It’s about Love  and passion, heartache and heartbreak, being the best at what you do, and never letting  anything stop you from making your dreams come true.

READ Our Review of Zhanè Monique Legacy of an Empress

As a young woman woman pursuing music, what challenges do you anticipate encountering  in the industry and if any, how will you respond?

As a young woman pursuing music, I expect there to be lots of competition. There are tons of  other female artists fighting to hit the top charts in the music industry just as I am. I am prepared  for pretenders coming to persuade me into signing unfair contracts and rip offs in general.  There’s a lot that comes with this music industry success… a lot that we do not ask for.

Do you feel it is the responsibility of artists to be role models for younger fans?

Yes, I absolutely feel that it is an artist’s responsibility to be a role model for younger fans. 

We have checked out some of your YouTube videos and you can definitely kick out some  awesome tunes, can your fans expect more videos from you this year?

You can definitely expect more videos from me this year on YouTube because a lot has changed  over the years from when I last posted. That’s part of the reason why I didn’t post video often or  back to back. I wanted my viewers to sporadically see the change in me and my vocal ability.

ZhaneMoniqueBesides singing, what other activities or interests do you have? Before I started singing I was a Teen model. I went to school at Barbizon Atlanta and attended  IMTA New York. I occasionally did fashion shows in Atlanta on the weekends that did not  interfere with school. I also started to pursue an acting career in which I did some work with J.  Pervis Talent and later signed with a talent agent called TDH Talent where I received my first  opportunity to be in a film called the “Choir Kid”, which totally related to me even though I did not receive the starring role

What other projects can listeners expect to hear from you in the next few months?

In the next few months you can definitely expect some upcoming and up­-to-­date youtube videos  of my original songs and some favorite and requested song covers! Any words of inspiration for other young women looking to pursue music?  My words of encouragement would be to “Buckle down and do what you have to do, so that you  can do whatever it is that you want to do later in your future” that is what that my Aunt always  tells me

Any words of inspiration for other young women looking to pursue music?

My words of encouragement would be to “Buckle down and do what you have to do, so that you can do whatever it is that you want to do later in your future” that is what that my Aunt always tells me.