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Eunice Moseley is a syndicated columnist of The Pulse of Entertainment, which has an estimated syndicated readership of 1/4 million a week. She is also a PR/Media & Promotions consultant at her firm Freelance Associates (www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com) located in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, is the founder and coordiantor of the 'Uplifting Minds II' Entertainment Conference (www.UpliftingMinds2.com) held annually in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, as well as, the Promotions Director (at-large) at The Baltimore Times.
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The Pulse of Entertainment: Maysa to Release ‘Back 2 Love’ on Shanachie featuring Stokely and Phil Perry

Grammy nominated Maysa to release ‘Back 2 Love’ on Shanachie, features Stokely and Phil Perry

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Grammy Award nominated Maysa releases “Back 2 Love” album on Shanachie.

“This was suppose to come out before the Christmas record, but I had to have surgery,” said Grammy nominated Contemporary Jazz singer Maysa about her new album “Back 2 Love” on Shanachie Entertainment to be released May 26, 2015.

The “Back 2 Love” project features production and vocal help from Stokely Williams (Mint Condition) on the album’s first single “Keep It Moving.”

“He is just great. Such a nice man,” Maysa said about collaborating with Stokely, lead vocalist of the band Mint Condition. “I’ve been bless to meet like-minded people.”

Phil Perry joins her on the “Last Chance for Love” track and other producers include J.R. Hutson (Jill Scott), Lorenzo Johnson (Ledisi), and Chris “Big Dog” Davis (Kim Burrell).

“The older I get I want less things in life…less material things,” said the Baltimore native. When discussing what her listeners can expect on the album she said, “I hope the album encourages people to live their dreams. I put it (love) aside…my son is 16 and I’m ready to meet that person.”

With a degree from Morgan State University Maysa headed to Hollywood as a singer in Stevie Wonders backup group Wonderlove. She later moved to London to work as the lead singer in the British band Incognito – lead by Bluey.

Maysa’s first solo album was self-titled in 1995 on the GRP imprint. She went on to release three additional recording projects on the label before joining Shanachie Entertainment. “Back 2 Love” is her 8th album release on Shanachie.

“I want financial freedom and to get some weight off. I’m bless those are the only things I’m working on,” Maysa said as the interview ended.

You can learn more about the Soul, Jazz, Classical singer or her latest album “Back 2 Love,” to be released on May 26th,  by logging onto at www.Maysa.com.

Grammy winning legend Kirk Whalum releases ‘The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV’ on DVD and CD

Grammy Award winning sax man Kirk Whalum releases 'The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV' feature film on DVD and digital record.

Grammy Award winning sax man Kirk Whalum releases ‘The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV’ feature film on DVD and digital record.

I was invited to a screening of  “Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV” documentary film in Los Angeles. Kirk was there with an impromptu performance and introduction into the film that chronicles an almost 2 hour concert by him and his band of legendary musicians and very talented singers. “The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV” is narrated by Kirk as he explains his philosophy on life, his choices in his music career and his style of music, while throughout it introducing his band members. It is a two-disk set of a feature film and recorded CD.

Whalum’s saxophone skills have made him an iconic presence on stage and on the recordings of some of the best and most talented singers and musicians in the world. He is most noted for his talents and solo performance on the Whitney Houston song “I Will Always Love you,” which is still the best selling single by a female artist in the world.

“The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV” has Kirk performing songs inspired by Nelson Mandela (“Madiba”), President Obama (“My Hero”), Curtis Mayfield (“Keep On Pushing”), John Coltrane (Spanish arranged “Un Amor Supremo”), George Duke, and Paul McCartney (“Let ‘em In”). It is released as a DVD and CD set on the Mack Avenue imprint. It is a two-disc package with a total of 19 songs. His band consists of Norman Brown (lead guitar), Rick Braun (trumpet), Kenneth T. Whalum (drums), Kevin Whalum (lead vocals), John Stoddart (piano), Gerald Veasley (bass guitarist), Doc Gibbs (percussionist), and Shelea (lead vocalist).

The Memphis, Tennessee native has garnered 12 Grammy Award nominations, and one win. Whalum has also recorded and released 24 albums in his career. Learn more about Kirk Whalum or his newest project “The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV” at www.KirkWhalum.com. 

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTSat October 24, 2015 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA. Sat April 16, 2016 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.)

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Lexee Crystal to perform at the Breaking Free Demand Change Project Conference

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Multi-talent Lexee Crystal to perform at the Breaking Free Demand Change Conference in St Paul, MN Saturday May 29, 2015. (Photo Credit: Ron Harris)

*Multi-talented Lexee Crystal to perform at the Breaking Free Demand Change Conference May 28 – 30, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront (St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Ballroom). The singer, songwriter, actress, model, author and illustrator will sing original material from her upcoming debut album which includes singles “I See” and “Everyday“. The Breaking Free Demand Change event is to benefit its Foundation’s work to end sex trafficking. Joining Lexee on stage Saturday May 29, 2015 is Desdamona and Ashley DuBose.

As a singer/songwriter Lexee’s songs have appeared in three movie soundtracks, the latest single “I See” appears in the soundtrack of a multi-award winning short film, One Nation. As an author and illustrator she has published three comic books in the “Samarakan” series. “Samarakan” is distributed at Source Comic & Games (Roseville, Minnesota) and on her website www.LexeeCrystal.com.

As a model she has worked for Sketchers and modeled in a Mini Mogul Music’s print campaign that appeared in Pop Star Magazine. As an actress Lexee has starred in a recruitment commercial for North Dakota State College, the dramatic film The Family Guardians, produced and director by Lee H. Jordan, and in the Minnesota stage production of “Alice in Wonderland.”

Her original songs include ”I’m Feeling Lucky” (http://soundcloud.com/lexeecrystal/im-feeling-lucky), which appeared on the sound track of a romantic comedy “Lucky Dog; “I See,” “Gypsy Caravan” (co-written by Baltimore native singer/songwriter Neenah Taylor), and “Breathless,” which was placed on the soundtrack of the ION Channel original movie presentation “A Star for Christmas” (http://soundcloud.com/lexeecrystal/breathless). All the songs, including “I See,” are produced and co-written by Brandon Jarrett (MoHo Productions).

“Gypsy Caravan,” “Breathless” and “I See” reached #5 on Reverb Nation’s Alternative Chart. As a performer Lexee has sung for the Minnesota “Up and Rising Back to School Bash,” and at the Minnesota Urban League Family Day.

You can learn more about Lexee Crystal at her website at www.LexeeCrystal.com, “Befriend” her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lexeecrystal, or email her management at [email protected].

Hear all her singles at Reverbnation (http://www.reverbnation.com/lexeecrystal), iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gypsy-caravan-single/id497017077) and at CDBaby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lexeecrystal).

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On May 29 the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston will Screen Anthony Michael Hobbs’ ‘One Nation’

May 29, 2015 the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston will screen One Nation, written and directed by nine year old Anthony Michael Hobbs

Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs’ short film One Nation to be screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Nine year-old actor Anthony Michael Hobbs in front of the screening line to see  his short film One Nation at the Montclair Film Festival where he won Grand Prize. (Photo Credit: Kayla Elderidge)

Nine year-old actor Anthony Michael Hobbs in front of the screening line to see his short film One Nation at the Montclair Film Festival where he won Grand Prize. (Photo Credit: Kayla Elderidge)

Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs’ short film One Nation will be screened on May 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium Theater at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas). The event features 20 short films written, produced and/or directed by filmmakers ages 17 and under. Admission is free.

The three minute film was chosen out of a pool of 350 submissions by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, a filmmaker and Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The event is presented by Whole Foods Market. Anahita is the winner of the 2013 Best Student Film at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Anthony’s One Nation was also screened at the 2015 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival in Indiana where he won their Spirit Award, the West Chester Film Festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey where it won Grand Prize.

One Nation is about a boy name Steven and his five friends (Jeffrey, Spice, Hope, Rose, and Brianna); kids who decided that they needed to give back to the members of the Army returning home after fighting for freedom. Zachary Hammond was the film’s production assistant, Jeannine Collins the wardrobe stylist, and comic book author/singer/songwriter Lexee Crystal performs the film’s soundtrack release “I See.”

Anthony Michael Hobbs’ credits include performances in films, such as 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS special “The American Experience: The Abolitionist” where he played a young Frederick Douglas; starring in DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc); United Way ‘s PSA (http://vimeo.com/54017197);  Norwegian Cruise-Line’s commercial; several PBS Sprout Network mini-segments; the national classroom program called KinderRhyme – which appears in over 2600 school programs, and in a Comcast’s Xfinity segment.

For more information on the Aurora Picture Show Extremely Young Film Festival log onto http://aurorapictureshow.org/calendar.asp?pageid=83&calid=946 or at http://www.mfah.org/films/extremely-young-film-festival/ . For more information about One Nation visit Hobbs at his website www.anthony-michael.com or on IMDB. To contact his management you can call 410-908-4869.

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Mad Max: Fury Road is Fully Loaded with Action

Warner Bros’ Mad Max: Fury Road is fully loaded with action, stars Tom Hardy and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron

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Tom Hardy and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron star in the Warner Bros presentation of Mad Max: Fury Road.

*As with the Mad Max franchise films before the Warner Bros Pictures presentation of Mad Max: Fury Road follows Max, played by Tom Hardy (Black Hawk Down), in a savage world void of water and covered in sand. Fully loaded with action from beginning to end the prequel to Mad Max Beyond the Thunder Dome arrives in theatres May 15, 2015. Set in Australia Mad Max also stars Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Mighty Joe Young) as Furiosa who becomes an unlikely partners in survival with Max Rockatansky.

Mad Max: Fury Road is directed and co-written by George Miller (Happy Feet) the creator of the Mad Max franchise originally released in 1985. Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris join Miller as screenwriter. The Kennedy Miller Mitchell, Village Roadshow Pictures production is Rated R and also stars Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rile Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton and Hugo Weaving. Doug Mitchell, George Miller and P.J. Voeten served as producers.

You can log onto www.MadMaxMovie.com for the movie trailer.

DW3 shows they have legendary vocals on new album ‘Vintage Truth’ featuring Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson

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R&B Group DW3, Damon Reel (center) and brothers Billy and Eric Mondragon.

“It’s our CD release party,” said Damon Reel, a member of the R&B group DW3, about the event at Spaghettini’s in Seal Beach, California where I was interviewing him. “Right now we are #21 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Charts and we’ve been out a mouth.”

DW3 also include brothers Billy and Eric Mondragon, and “Vintage Truth” (Woodward Avenue) is the title of their sophomore project. The album features Dave Koz (sax), Brian Culbertson (piano), Paul Brown (producer/lead guitar) , Greg Adams (trumpet) and Elan Trotman (sax).

“We’ve been together going on 13 years,” Reel said. “We’ve all been musicians since we were tiny. We just kept it going. It has to do with the passion for what we do.”

My favorite cuts on the “Vintage Truth” project include “Overjoyed” because I love their style of performing the cover song – especially the way they end it. The “California Dreaming” cover, and “When You Cry” which features Dave Koz, because it has the flavor of that old school era when the male tenor was very popular.

“That’s why we named it ‘Vintage truth’ it has the old and the new,” Damon pointed out.

You can log onto www.DW3Music.com for more information on upcoming DW3 performances and their new “Vintage Truth” project. 

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTSat October 24, 2015 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA. Sat April 16, 2016 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.)

Two-time Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway records live performance for upcoming live album release.

The Pulse of Entertainment: Lalah Hathaway Records Live Album at the Historic Troubadour in Hollywood

Lalah Hathaway records live album, ‘Lalah Hathaway Live,’ at the historic Troubadour in Hollywood

Two-time Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway records live performance for upcoming live album release.

Two-time Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway records live performance for upcoming live album release.

Two-time Grammy Award winning Lalah Hathaway recently recorded her performance at the historic Troubadour in West Hollywood for the Fall, 2015 album release of “Lalah Hathaway LIVE!.” Her seventh album “Lalah Hathaway LIVE!” is recorded in the same venue where her father Donnie Hathaway recorded for his live album in 1972.

“He’s been gone for 36 years,” Lalah said when asked if her father was aware of her outstanding vocals before his untimely death. “…I’m still discovering my voice.”

When asked why a live album Lalah said, “The live arena is where I shine. I feel comfortable there. There’s no pressure.”

A graduate of Berklee College of Music Lalah, who is referred to as the “first daughter of Soul,” is noted as a Soul/Jazz singer. A Chicago native currently on the Stax imprint Hathaway released her debut album in 1990 on Virgin/EMI Records.

“I’ve listened to live albums all my life,” Hathaway said on the subject of her upcoming live album. “I was listening to ‘Donnie Hathaway Live’ and wanted to create that moment.”

A winner of a Billboard and BET Award Lalah Hathaway is a featured vocalist on Kirk Whalums “The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter 3” DVD.

You can log onto www.LalahHathaway.com for more information on her upcoming “Lalah Hathaway LIVE!” project.

Talent Manager Cordell Capone seeks to spread the knowledge with ‘Conversation with Cordell Capone’ featuring Naturi Naughton

Talent manager Cordell Capone releases "Conversations with Cordell Capone" DVD.

Talent manager Cordell Capone releases “Conversations with Cordell Capone” DVD.

“It’s about how to keep a job, the Hollywood game and making relationships,” Talent Manager Cordell Capone said about the release of his DVD, “Conversations with Cordell Capone” features Naturi Naughton (Starz “Power”); his client Natalie Nunn (Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club”); writer/producer Stacey Evans Morgan (“Living Single,” “The Parkers,” and “Love That Girl”), and talent agent Debbie Haeusler (Innovative Artists Talent & Literary Agency).

“When I reached out to them I was expecting a different result because of their accolades,” Cordell said about the talent featured in his “Conversations with Cordell Capone” DVD. “They said sure I’m there. I was shocked that these people wanted to participate on a project for little old me – even with a personal relationship.”

Capone said the concept came up because he is often asked questions about how to get into the “Hollywood business” and he would try to answer all of them in detail. He even developed an email list to send out casting notices that he came across while working in the industry as a talent manager (Nunn) and casting producer (Wal-Mart).

“My entire career I always talked to people that asked, ‘how can I get there?’ I would respond by email, then on social media because it became overwhelming,” he said.

Another reason for producing the ”Conversations with Cordell Capone,” with Jane Katherine-Watson, was Cordell witnessing many workshops throughout the years not giving the people the information that they need to actually make it in Hollywood.

“They entice people to go to their workshops and never really tell them how to get a job,” Capone pointed out. “They just want to get the money. I want to keep the integrity.”

“Conversations with Cordell Capone” is distributed independently via his website www.CordellCapone.com.

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTSat October 24, 2015 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA. Sat April 16, 2016 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.)

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Multi Grammy nominated Jazmine Sullivan Releases New Album ‘Reality Show’ on RCA Records

Multi Grammy nominated Jazmine Sullivan releases new album ‘Reality Show’ on RCA Records

Eight-time Grammy Award nominated Jazmine Sullivan releases new project, 'Reality Show.'

Eight-time Grammy Award nominated Jazmine Sullivan releases new project, ‘Reality Show.’

*“I watch a lot of reality shows and my life got drama,” said eight-time Grammy Award nominated Jazmine Sullivan about the titled of her newest studio album release, “Reality Show,” on RCA Records. “It was very therapeutic. I got some stuff off my chest I was not able to talk about, but could write about.”

Jazmine stated that she is not in a reality show herself, it is just that her life had a lot of drama as with the reality shows she watches. The album is her third, but already she has garnered eight amazing Grammy Award nominations. On this album she reunited with Grammy Award winning producer Salaam Remi.

Jazmine said her drama was because, “…Of me not listening to myself and to people around me like my mom and dad. I ignored that voice, I ignored God.”

Also featured on the “Reality Show” project is producers Key Wane, Chuck Harmony, Da Internz, Ant Bell, Joe Logic & Dilemma and DJ Dahi. Sullivan is executive producer on the album that offers 12 selections.

The Philadelphia native debuted in 2008 with “Fearless” which featured the hit singles “Need You Bad” and “Bust Your Windows.” You can log onto www.JazmineSullivanMusic.com for more information about the album release.

Anthony Kelley’s first acting role in The Gambler, now on DVD and Blu-ray, was starring with Mark Wahlberg

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A former college basketball player Anthony Kelley was told about an audition by a family member and he went. The result was his first acting role alongside Academy Award nominated Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor) in the Paramount presentation of The Gambler now on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD (Paramount Home Entertainment).

Kelley plays Lamar Allen a basketball star asked to throw a game for money. The thriller has Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett caught in a high-stakes gambling net, and as he tries to untie himself from the net of debt the result is drama and intrigue. Jim is also a brilliant college professor who seemed more interested in gambling than in reaching his students, of which Lamar (Kelly) is one, along with Jim’s love interest played by Brie Larson (21 Jump Street).

“I have three meetings with four major film companies that I can’t say too much about,” Anthony stated when asked about the results from his outstanding acting in his first role. “I really do what to talk about the caliber of the iconic names.”

Also starring in The Gamble is Golden Globe winner John Goodman (Argo) as a gangster looking for his money back, Michael Kenneth Williams (“Broadwalk Empire”) plays another looking to get paid back, and Academy Award winner Jessica Lange as Mark’s characters’ mother who is at the end of her rope supplying funds for his gambling addiction. Jim places his loved ones in danger because of the debt size so he begins a deadly plan to risk it all to keep from losing it all.

“The film is very compelling with topics viewers can relate to,” Kelley said as to why the film’s release on DVD should be purchased. “Jessica Lange plays a loving mother with a son she is saying, ‘It’s the last time’ to and he is at a cross-road in his life.”

For more information about The Gambler DVD that is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and co-produced by Mark Wahlberg log onto www.TheGamblerMovie.com.

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTSat October 24, 2015 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA. Sat April 16, 2016 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.)