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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.
Academy Award nominated Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World Billy Hope, in The Weinstein Company presentation of Southpaw.

The Pulse of Entertainment: ‘Southpaw,’ A Powerful Story About Overcoming; in Theaters Now

Academy Award nominated Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World Billy Hope, in The Weinstein Company presentation of Southpaw.

Academy Award nominated Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World Billy Hope, in The Weinstein Company presentation of Southpaw.

*Survival in the rawest sense is what I thought about the sport of boxing when I use to go while in the Navy, but with The Weinstein Company presentation of “Southpaw,” starring Academy Award nominated Jake Gyllenhaal as Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World Billy Hope; you see a powerful story about overcoming life’s struggles.  Southpaw makes the dangers of boxing a side effect to surviving something rawer – life. Southpaw is a Sports/Drama Rated R that arrives in theaters July 24, 2015.

The Southpaw story-line follows rags to riches boxer Billy Hope and his sexy and protective wife Mo, played by MTV Movie Award winner Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), as they struggle with the high stakes decisions of a boxer in a cut-throat business. The environment that that life brings resulted in the death of his wife and subsequently custody of his daughter, played by Oona Laurence.

Thirteen-time Billboard winner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson plays Billy Hope’s savvy manager Jordan Mains. Hope discovers his manager is only in it for the money after his wife dies, but he happens to be the only way to a come-back fight to gain back his title that he dramatically loses.

Homeless and on the street Hope’s only option to get back custody of his daughter is a steady job and winning that one last high-stakes fight to win his title back. He enlisted the help of a retired fighter/trainer Tick Willis played by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (Take 3), who unlike other trainers used patience and creativity to teach him defensive moves as well as offensive techniques. The result was just as powerful as the storyline.

Starring also with Gyllenhaal (End of Watch) is Naomie Harris (Skyfall) as social worker Angela Rivera, Victor Ortiz (former WBC Welterweight Champion), Grammy nominated singer/actor Tyrese Gibson (Transformers, The Fast and the Furious), singer/actress Rita Ora (Fast & Furious 6), and Miguel Gomez. Southpaw is written by Kurt Sutter, with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Jerry Ye, Alum Riche, Peter Riche and Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) as producers. Fuqua also directs.

NAACP Image Award winner Robert Townsend’s romantic comedy youth project, ‘Playin’ for Love,’ re-airs on UP tv July 24, August 1 and 24, 2015

NAACP Image Award winner Robert Townsend stars in the UP tv romantic comedy 'Playin' for Love.'

NAACP Image Award winner Robert Townsend stars in the UP tv romantic comedy ‘Playin’ for Love.’

*“God uses all of us,” said Robert Townsend, NAACP Image Award winning actor and film director/screenwriter, about his mentoring movie production project, “Playin’ for Love,” which ended in an Up television network movie presentation starring Townsend (The Five Heartbeats) and Sallie Richardson-Whitfield (“Being Mary Jane”). “I said ok, I can give hope.”

That is what Robert did for 20 kids by taking on a request from Miami Commissioner, Michelle Spence-Jones. He taught 20 kids how to make a movie worthy of a national television premiere. Townsend reached out and received financial help from Isiah Thomas (NBA) and the American Federation of Teacher’s, and Jamba Juice gave over 20,000 free smoothies and breakfast during the production. Dwyane Wade (NBA) donated 500 pairs of sneakers to the cast and volunteers.

“The whole community got together,” Robert pointed out. “We were doing it for two cents. The America Federation of Teachers gave money because there is an educational message in the film. I really love kids and I know kids right now, especially of color, who are under attack and want to do something. I’m from Chicago and I think how blessed I am.”

“Playin’ for Love” is a romantic comedy that follows basketball coach Niven Banks (Townsend) who is stuck on his way of doing things, when his star player’s mother (Richardson-Whitfield) cuts in with her two-cent strategy. Her two-cent strategy happened to be on the money because it so happens she knows a thing or two about basketball.

“’Playin’ for Love’ is an ode’ to Claudine. I wanted to do a modern day version. I thought it would be cool to have him do a cameo,” he said about casting Lawrence Hilton-Jacob star of the original Claudine movie. The cast also includes Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”), Esai Morales (“Criminal Minds”) and Hilton-Jacobs (The Jacksons: An American Dream, Claudine). “Sallie is a wonderful actress. Jenifer I’ve work with five times…but it’s really about the kids.”

“Once the movie was done my goal was…manage our expectations. It’s more about the experience,” Robert pointed out. When I asked how the movie received a national premiere on UP he said, “I had a friend at UP tv. They said, ‘Robert it’s you. We are about uplifting and it’s uplifting.”

Townsend, a Chicago native, is a comedian, actor, and film director and writer. He is most noted for his roles in Cooley High, Meteor Man (also directed and wrote), Soldier’s Story, The Mighty Quinn, The Five Heartbeats (also co-wrote) and “The Parent ‘Hood.”  He created the Robert Townsend Foundation specifically to help unsigned film makers.

“Playin’ for Love” premiered on the UP television network July 12th and re-airs Friday July 24th at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Saturday August 1st at 9 p.m. and 1 a.m., and Saturday August 29th at 11:30 p.m. The UP network is dedicated to providing “feel good” television content to its 70 million cable and satellite subscribers. UP television is a division of UP Entertainment which also operates faith-friendly streaming to ASPiRE network.

Learn more about Robert Townsend by logging onto www.OfficialRobertTownsend.com and about the romantic comedy “Playin’ for Love” log onto www.UPtv.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 host by KDAY 93.5FM.  EVENT: Sat April 16, 2016 the “Uplifting Minds II” Free Entertainment Conference arrives in Baltimore at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.)

MTV Movie Award winner Paul Rudd is Ant-Man in the Walt Disney Sci-Fi presentation.

The Pulse of Entertainment: Marvel Inspires Again with ‘Ant-Man,’ a Walt Disney Presentation

MTV Movie Award winner Paul Rudd is Ant-Man in the Walt Disney Sci-Fi presentation.

MTV Movie Award winner Paul Rudd is Ant-Man in the Walt Disney Sci-Fi presentation.

*Marvel inspires again with Ant-Man, a Walt Disney Studio Motion Picture presentation, arrives in theaters July 17, 2015 in 3D and IMAX 3D. The super hero Sci-Fi film follows Dr. Hank Pym, played by Academy/Emmy/Golden Globe winner Michal Douglas (Wall Street), a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and the original Ant-Man. Dr. Pym is out to stop his protégé’ Darren Cross, played by Golden Globe nominated Corey Stoll (The Strain), who stole his shrinking technology to become Yellowjacket – determined to control the world.

Dr. Pym (Douglas) and his daughter/assistant Hope Pym, played by Golden Globe nominated Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit), enlist Scott Lang a down on his luck father who needs desperately to make child support payments, to wear the Ant-Man suit and stop Yellowjacket before he can complete the formula and sell it to the highest bidder. Ant-Man aka Scott Lang is played by MTV Movie Award winner Paul Rudd (“Friends”).

Ant-Man is Rated PG-13 and offers plenty of comic relief from the suspense that Sci-Fi films bring thanks to co-stars rapper T.I. and Michael Pena. Ant-Man also stars Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale (Third Watch), Woody Harris (Remember the Titans), Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, David Dastmalchian, John Slattery as Howard Stark, Martin Donovan, Garrett Morris, and a cameo by Stan Lee (Marvel). The script writer is Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Edgar Wright and Paul Rudd. Director is Peyton Reed and it is produced by Marvel Studios.

Fans of George Harrison urges sister for memoir, Louise Harrison publishes ‘My Kid Brother’s Band aka The Beatles’

Louise Harrison here with her brother George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, during the Beatlemania era. (Photo Credit: Crawford)

Louise Harrison here with her brother George Harrison, lead guitarist for The Beatles, during the Beatlemania era. (Photo Credit: Crawford)

*“The major reason I decided on writing the book was so many people respect and admire my brother and thought how did that happen,” said Louise Harrison (82), sister to The Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison, about her motivation to publish her memoir, “My Kid Brother’s Band aka The Beatles.” The book is about her relationship with the group during Beatlemania. “It wasn’t a magic wand it was our upbringing, our parent’s love, the humor. Both John and Paul lost their moms so our mom was their mom and I want them to know what wonderful parents we had.”

“My Kid Brother’s band aka The Beatles” (Acclaim Press) recounts the summer of 1965 when Beatlemania hit the UK and she was living in the United States helping to create that same atmosphere here. Her book release marks the group’s 50th anniversary.

Here in the U.S. the need for consist updates on the group by media resulted in an on-air radio gig for her as the official Beatles reporter.

“It all happened accidently,” Louise said about how it happened. “With the Beatles doing the ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ my brother was ill. He had a temperature of 104 degrees. A young teenage cut his hair and it made him very annoyed. When I got back a radio show I had been begging to play their music reported it wrong. I called and told them what really happened and they said to come on the show. I said no at first. The program director called and said because it is of interest and a crazy story we like you to come on (and speak about it).”

In the end Louise Harrison agreed to report regularly on her bothers’ band adventures. Louise travels the world now with a band she manages called the Liverpool Legends Band, a Beatles tribute band. The band must be good because they perform consistently all over the world. At the time of the interview they had just performed in Mexico City before an audience of 16,000.

“I still work with my band. We have a private concert (coming up),” she said. “We just formed a non-profit to help keep music alive.”

In particular they want to help keep music alive in schools. The Beatles’ members include George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Star. There are only two members still alive Paul and Ringo. The Beatles are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and garnered 10 Grammys and a Billboard Award, and an Academy Award for Best Score.

The Beatles have sold 178 million albums in the United States and over 600 million around the world. George died of lung cancer in late 2001 and it is reported that his estate at the time was worth 100 million. Harrison wrote the Beatles’ hits “Here Comes the Sun” and “Sometimes.” He founded the Dark Horse Record label, co-founded the platinum selling group the Traveling Wilburys and formed Hand Made Films (Time Bandits).

The Beatles broke up in 1970, but remained friends. They left hits such as “Love Me Do,” “Help,” “Let It Be” and “A Hard Day’s Night” to last forever. Paul and John wrote most of the songs which were owned by Northern Songs – Paul and John had 20% share in the company. George had a writing deal with Northern Songs as well but it only lasted three years. The controlling interest in both companies was sold to ATV which eventually brought the entire Lennon-McCartney catalog. Michael Jackson brought ATV and the rights to 200 Beatle songs. Jackson earned a reported 100 million by merging ATV with Sony creating Sony/ATV publishing keeping 50% stake. The merger made Sony/ATV worth half a billion. John and Lennon’s estate still holds the writer’s royalties on all songs.

Find out more about The Beatles by logging onto www.TheBeatles.com, for George Harrison log onto www.GeorgeHarrison.com, and for more on Louise Harrison’s book “My Kid Brother’s Band aka The Beatles” log onto Amazon.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.)

Oscar Award winnning Louis Gossett Jr. attends the 11th annual Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominations Dinner. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

The Pulse of Entertainment: West Africa’s Short Film Run leads with 13 Africa Movie Academy Awards 2015 Nominations

Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa’s short film Run leads with 13 Africa Movie Academy Awards 2015 Nominations

Oscar Award winnning Louis Gossett Jr. attends the 11th annual Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominations Dinner. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

Oscar Award winnning Louis Gossett Jr. attends the 11th annual Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominations Dinner. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

*Founded by Nigerian native Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, as part of the African Film Academy, The Africa Movie Academy Awards recently announced its 2015 nominations at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills, California with actress Rolonda Watts as host of its nominations’ dinner.  The Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa short film Run received the most nominations with 13 in such categories as Best Short Film, Best Production Design, Best Screenplay, Best Female Supporting Role, Best Male Leading Role, Best Actress Leading Role and Best Film Director.

“I love those heady films like ‘Seven.’ Psychological thrillers and I love a good romance,” said event host actress/talk show host Rolonda Watts (“The West Wing”) about what films she favors over others. “I love tear-jerker’s…films where I feel enriched as a human being, where I want to go out and do something.”

The Africa Movie Academy Awards picked the right American to host their red carpeted event, mixed with different cultures, because she is sweet, witty and very funny. Watts started in the entertainment business as a television correspondent for “Inside Edition” before launching her own talk show now called “Sundays With Rolonda” (www.SundaysWithRolonda.com) which is broadcasted online and has recently been picked up by CBS’ new digital platform.

A platform is what The Africa Movie Academy Awards provide for film projects of black film makers to the people in Africa and the rest of the world. Its purpose is to celebrate artistry and its vision/mission is to promote African culture, encourage professionalism, offer professional development, and networking opportunities.

“It’s a combination and timing,” said Oscar Award winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots), who attended the event, when asked what he feels is most important to a film the script or the actors. “It’s what we think the audience will go crazy over. If we do it well the film is still relevant five to 10 years later…those Raisins in the Sun, Roots, Gone with the Wind, plus good luck.”

Following Run with the most nominations from the 11th annual African awards event was iNumbers from South Africa with 10. The Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominations’ Dinner was red carpeted with a room full of media from around the world, African film makers and actors, and an elegant dinner. American celebrities who came out to support included  Oscar winner Lou Gossett and Sheryl Lee Ralph, (Dreamgirls), and American film/TV directors and producers included Film Director Trey Haley co-owner of Tri-Destined Studios (Note to Self, The Man in 3B) and Television Director Eric Seaton (Nickelodeon’s “Just Jordan,” “Good Luck Charlie”).

“Our projects come in many ways,” said Trey Haley about films shot in his Los Angeles based film production studio. “We are a full in-house company. Lots of people need a production company to facilitate it (their projects) that has a director. We created a company where people can bring to life their vision.”

The Africa Movie Academy Awards’ theme this year is “the stories never end.” You can see the full list of nominations on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/africamovieacademyawards/posts/10153378176548468 and learn more about the African awards by logging onto www.AMA-Awards.com.

Aziza Miller, Crystal Aikin, and Frank McComb are a three-some July 19, 2015 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland

Jazz pianist Aziza Miller, Gospel singer Crystal Aikin and Keyboardist and Soul singer Frank McComb performs as a trio at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo Credit: Rams Head On Stage)

Jazz pianist/singer Aziza Miller, Gospel singer Crystal Aikin and Keyboardist and Soul singer Frank McComb performs as a trio at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo Credit: Rams Head On Stage)

*“Sherry Thompson put that together. It’s her vision. I believe in her idea working as a trio,” said Jazz pianist/singer Aziza Miller about her performance July 19, 2015 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland with Gospel vocalist Crystal Aikin and keyboardist/singer Frank McComb. “I always support independent artists. There are so many of us out there struggling, why not? There is strength in numbers and you get to know other people.”

A New York native Aziza started out as music director on Rain Pryor’s tour. In 1975 she signed on to be music director and pianist in Natalie Cole’s band, and in 1979 she debuted a solo album “City Living” (Arista Records). In 2014 Aziza released her fourth album “What’s On Your Mind?” On July 26th she will be performing at Blues Alley in Washington, DC.

“Expect me to do two singles from my current CD and a medley I put together of Stevie Wonder, ‘Knock’s Me Off My Feet’,” Miller added.

“I’m a registered nurse by trade,” said vocalist Crystal Aikin, who will be one of the three-some on July 19th at Rams Head. Crystal is also performing with Frank McComb at Howard Theater July 21st in a concert to benefit The Cancer Research Institute. “My parents raised me to go the traditional journey. As a Gospel artist, that’s something you can’t plan God gives you or ordains you for it. I do believe I have a calling to spread the word of God. Singing is a great tool.”

Aikin was the first winner of the “Sunday Best” nationally televised competition which premieres July 19th on BET. Since then she has won a Stellar Award for Best New Artist. She recently released an album titled “All I Need” (RCA Records) and its single is currently at radio titled “So Amazing.” Crystal also has a GMA Dove Award nomination for Best New Artist.

“I…still get opportunities (because of the ‘Sunday Best’ win). I still get to perform on the showcase (‘Sunday Best’),” the Tacoma Washington native said about her big televised talent competition win. “At some degree I am satisfied, but I long to do better.”

Learn more about the July 19th performance by Aziza Miller, Crystal Aikin and Frank McComb at Rams Head On Stage by logging onto www.RamsHeadOnStage.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.)

terminator genisys

The Pulse of Entertainment: It’s the Beginning of a new era for the ‘Terminator’ Franchise with ‘Terminator Genisys’

Paramount Pictures presents Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.

Paramount Pictures presents Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.

*It’s the beginning of a new era for the Terminator franchise with Paramount’s presentation of Terminator Genisys. The Sci-Fi Action/Thriller stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator T-800, Jai Courtney (The Water Diviner) as Kyle Reese and Emmy nominated Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) as Sarah Connor. Terminator Genisys, Rated PG-13 and now in theaters, is shown in 3D, Real 3D, and IMAX 3D. Directed by Alan Taylor (“Sex and the City”), Terminator Genisys is written by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Dracula 2000).

This time Terminator has a new twist to the infamous tale of an unlikely human soldier destined to try and save the world from the computer program Skynet’s take-over and the ultimate destruction of human life as we know it.  It is 2019 and Kyle Reese (Courtney) literally drops in on the past to protect Sarah Connor.

Sarah (Clarke) is ready this time when Reese arrives and she needs no convincing. Terminator T-800 (Schwarzenegger) is there already programmed to raise and protect her. Kyle and Sarah, already knowing what the future holds, decides to change his early demise as seen in previous Terminator films and succeed at destroying the machines before he is killed.

Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is John Conner and in this version he is taken over by Skynet, known in the past as Genisys, and made into a new kind of human. The Skynet controlled son battles his parents – one from the future and one from the past. J. K. Simmons (“The Closer,” “Law and Order”) is alcoholic Detective O’Brien who witnessed the arrival of Reese and spends his whole life investigating it. Terminator T-800 grows old while he waits for Kyle and Sarah to come back again to save the world from the machines.

Lee Byung-hun (G. I. Joe) is the very convincing Terminator T-1000 sent to kill Sarah. Terminator Genisys, a Skydance Production, also stars Tony Award winning Courtney B. Vance (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) as the creator of Skynet and Dayo Okeniyl (“The Hunger Games”) as his son all grown up now assisting him. David Ellison (G. I. Joe: Retaliation) and Dana Goldberg are producers, and Meagan Ellison is Executive Producer.

For more information about Terminator Genisys or to see the movie trailer you can log onto www.TerminatorMovie.com.

Warner Bros/MGM presents Max, a hero’s story, in theaters now

Warner Bros and MGM presents Max, starring Robbie Amell.

Warner Bros and MGM presents Max, starring Robbie Amell.

*A U.S. Marine ordered with “handling” a German shepherd named Max, used to smell out the wounded during the war in Afghanistan, is killed. The Warner Bros and Metro-Goldwyn – Mayer (MGM) presentation of Max tells a hero’s story of a shell-shocked dog that is missing badly his handler and owner. Rated PG the adventure film Max follows the Marines’ little brother Justin Wincott (Josh Wiggins), who is already dealing with the lost of his big brother and teen related issues with his father, now the new “handler” of Max.

Thomas Haden Church (Heaven is Real) plays the father Roy Wincott an ex-Marine trying to understand his teen son’s attitude while also grieving the lost of his eldest son. Lauren Graham (“Parenthood”) plays the mother Pamela Wincott trying to heal all their wounds, and Robbie Amell (“The Flash”) is the brother Kyle killed in action.

Thanks to the help of Justin’s friend Chuy (Dejon LaQuake/”Bones”) he learns a thing or two about German Shepherds from Chuy’s cousin Carmen, played by Mia Xitiali, an amateur dog trainer. The bond between Max and Justin tightens as both become dependent on the other for life saving help. It seems his Marine brothers’ best friend Sgt. Reyes (Jay Hernandez/”Nashville”) could be involved in his death and is now out to kill the only one that knows, Max.

Justin gets introduced by Chuy to a family gang member Emilio (Joseph Julian Soria/”Army Wives”) who is dealing guns with Sgt. Reyes. Justin stumbles on the illegal activities with Emilio and Reyes, and to save him Max risks his life – a real hero’s story.

Max is directed by Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) and written by Yakin, and former Marine Sheldon Lettich (Bloodsport, Rambo III).

Learn more about Max and see the trailer at www.Max-TheMovie.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.)

Platinum selling Lyfe Jennings releases new album 'Tree of Lyfe.'

The Pulse of Entertainment: Platinum Selling Lyfe Jennings Releases New Album: ‘Tree of Lyfe’

Platinum selling Lyfe Jennings releases new album, ‘Tree of Lyfe’

Platinum selling Lyfe Jennings releases new album 'Tree of Lyfe.'

Platinum selling Lyfe Jennings releases new album ‘Tree of Lyfe.’

*Urban R&B platinum selling singer Lyfe Jennings is back with a new album titled “Tree of Lyfe” (RAL/Sony Music Entertainment). Its new single “I Love You” was the #1 most added song at Urban AC Radio.

“Every song is passion and comes from a place of passion,” the Toledo, OH native said about his new project, “Tree of Lyfe.” When asked if it was time for a new project or if he had material he just had to release as the reason for the new album Lyfe said, “Both, I try to do an album every two years. It’s coming up to that.”

On July 20, 2015 he will make a special appearance on VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop.” He will be performing off the “Tree of Lyfe” starting July 2, 2015 in Orlando and ending August 21st in Milwaukee.

“Things are diffidently popping,” Jennings said about his current schedule. “Sometimes it’s best not to be ready so when better opportunities come you are ready.”

Lyfe Jennings is also a musician and plays the bass guitar and the piano. He debuted on eOne Music in 2008 with “Lyfe Change,” and released “I Still Believe” in 2010, “Lyfe Jennings” in 2011, and “Lucid” in 2013.

His “Tree of Lyfe” project is co-produced and written by him and features duets with Algebra Blessett and Demetria McKinney.

Based in Atlanta Lyfe said about “Tree of Lyfe” that, “My goal for every album is to uplift, not to preach, but uplift everybody.”

You can follow Lyfe Jennings on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and find his music at iTunes.

Jazz singer Steven Davis is the ‘Rat-Pack’ in one man, a performance review at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles

Jazz big band singer Steven Davis performing from his new album 'What Happened to Romance' at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley).

Jazz big band singer Steven Davis performing from his new album ‘What Happened to Romance’ at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley).

*I was invited to see the performance of Jazz singer Steven Davis at Molly Malone’s nightclub in Los Angeles and I jumped at the chance to hear that big band sound. Steven just released his big band project titled “What Happened to Romance” and the whole Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. “Rat-Pack” sound is throughout the album. After his performance at Molly Malone’s I am still singing “what happened to romance…”

Performing with a contemporary band in contemporary setting made the old familiar big band sound fresh and new. Steven Davis’ performance did not disappoint, with his sophisticated dress, savvy style of performance and his perfect vocal ability I just saw another legend before me and all I could do was smile the whole time.

The “Rat-Pack” in one man is what you will get with a Steven Davis live performance. The band was of excellent quality: keys, lead guitar, horns, drums, and xylophones. The “What Happened to Romance” project was written and produced by Josh Charles and Alissa Moreno.

You can see some of the Steven Davis performance at Molly Malone’s by logging onto https://youtu.be/KRBnZaZrnuQ and learn more about Steven Davis at www.StevenDavisMusic.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.)

Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley release new album 'Still Believe.'

The Pulse of Entertainment: Cheryl ‘Pepsii’ Riley Returns with New Project, ‘Still Believe’

Cheryl ‘Pepsii’ Riley returns with new project, ‘Still Believe’

Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley release new album 'Still Believe.'

Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley release new album ‘Still Believe.’

*“I did a project independently a few years ago. So many people asked about new music. I’ve been through a few things…thought it was time,” Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley said. Cheryl rose to fame with her 1980’s hit “Thanks for my Child” written by Full Force. She recently released independently a new album titled “Still Believe.” About her motivation to record another project, Riley said, “You listen to the radio and don’t hear what you want to hear. Our audience is being over looked. We still want substance, music you can relate to.”

The “Still Believe” project follows her “Let Me Be Me.” Riley has been in the industry working in stage productions for Tyler Perry.

“The success was just getting into the studio,” she pointed out. “Recording gave me a certain amount of peace. During the session…dad was really sick. We were laying live drums and in the midst I was talking to doctors back and forth. In the middle of recording I lost my father. Artists are people too with health issues, finances… So going in the studio was a release.”

“Still Believe” offers 12 passionate selections written by Cheryl and her writing partner Luke Austin.

“Luke is my writing partner. He lives in Los Angeles,” she pointed out. “He is an amazing musician.”

The first single is “Still Believe in Love.” The Brooklyn native who sings R&B and Gospel, also host “Black Velvet Mondays,” a jam session for musicians and singers at Village Underground – a very legendary venue.

“New York has the most incredible musicians,” Cheryl said. “There is a certain hustle and grind here. Clubs here are full with starving musicians. It’s my way of paying it forward…sharing along the way information I learned. I’m a band baby I love live music.”

To learn more about Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley’s “Black Velvet Mondays” log onto www.TheVillageUnderground.com. “Still Believe” is available on iTunes.

TLC premieres ‘Dare to Wear,’ hosted by Tai Beauchamp, Friday June 12, 2015 10/9c

Fashion and beauty expert Tai Beauchamp host the new TLC reality show 'Dare to Wear.'

Fashion and beauty expert Tai Beauchamp host the new TLC reality show ‘Dare to Wear.’

The TLC Network premieres a new reality show, “Dare to Wear,” hosted by fashion expert Tai Beauchamp on Friday June 12, 2015 at 10/9c. The show will have two people switch clothes so they can get a better understanding of how clothes can transform you.

“I worked in magazine publishing where I honed my skills as a style expert,” Tai said when asked about her back ground. “I work will real women. It feels good to empower them.”

Produced by Shed Media for TLC, “Dare to Wear” follows Tai as she selects the woman, introduce them to her concept to switch clothes, motivate and push them to embrace a difference style. The host gig came like most in entertainment through a talent agent.

“I auditioned for the show,” Beauchamp said about how she became the host. “I told them my philosophy around style and it melded with the show’s concept. I cast the women – they have to sign up for it. They come into my style studio. I really have to connect with the women. They have to believe in me. The point is to have them understand style.”

“Dare to Wear” will air each Friday night 10/9c as Tai makes-over women. Beauchamp’s experience includes working as a beauty and fashion editor for Vibe, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar and more. She has hosted at events for Procter & Gamble and InStyle. As a motivational speaker Tai has worked with The Clinton Foundation, Spelman College, and Howard University. She has also been a guest on such shows as “The Wendy Williams Show” and “The View.”

For more information about TLC’s “Dare to Wear” log onto www.TLC.com. 

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