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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.
The cast of ABC's 'American Crime'.

The Pulse of Entertainment: John Ridley’s ‘American Crime’ Focuses on Today’s Issues in a Nonpartisan way

John Ridley’s ‘American Crime’ focuses on today’s issues in a nonpartisan way, airs Thursdays at 10/9c

The cast of ABC's 'American Crime'.

The cast of ABC’s ‘American Crime’.

*John Ridley, known for his script for 12 Years a Slave, created and directs the new ABC television series “American Crime.” The crime drama stars Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Regina King and Elvis Nolasco. The weekly series airs on Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC, and it focuses on race, class, gender and political issues in a nonpartisan way.

The same skill Ridley showed in 12 Years a Slave when he portrays the ugliness of the enslavement of black people, while also showing the courage it took for some white people to stand up against it. John approaches the issues of today with the same as the series “American Crime” centers around the different sides of the judicial system during a racially charged case.

Russ Skokie’s (Timothy Hutton) son Matt, a war veteran, is murdered and his wife is assaulted in their home. Felicity Huffman plays Matt’s ex-wife and she fuels the investigation into the case. The police “find” four suspects and whether guilty or not their lives will be forever changed.

The four suspects are Carter Nix played Elvis Nolasco (Third Watch). Regina King (“SouthLAnd”) plays Aliyah Shadeed a devout and strong Muslim woman, helping Carter find a good defense attorney. Alonzo Gutierrez, played by Benito Martinez (“The Shield”), is a hardworking Mexican immigrant whose son Tony, played by Johnny Ortiz (McFarland USA), is a suspect – maybe it’s only because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Aubrey Taylor played by Caitlin Gerard (Magic Mike) and Hector Tonz played by Richard Cabral (End of Watch) are both former models who are strung-out on drugs who are suspects as well.

“It’s a beautiful religion,” Regina King said about her character strong Muslim beliefs. “ABC provided an amazing Muslin woman who lives in Texas…she was there for 24/7.”

Learn more about upcoming episodes of “American Crime” at www.abc.gocom/shows/american-crimes.

Chrystee Pharris stars in Steps of Faith with Ted Lange and the POP Network docu-series ‘Queens of Drama’

Chrystee Pharris ("Passions") stars in Steps of Faith and the new docu-series "Queens of Drama."

Chrystee Pharris (“Passions”) stars in Steps of Faith and the new docu-series “Queens of Drama.”

*“All of us came together, we wanted to do our own project, write the characters…the plot,” said Chrystee Pharris, best known for her role on the day-time drama “Passions.” The project is POP Network’s docu-series “Drama Queens,” about the lives of the leading ladies of day-time drama. “Meeting these women…they’re all so powerful. I’ve watched them for a long time.”

The other day time drama queens include Lindsay Harley (“All My Children”), Crystal Hunt (“One Life to Live”), Vanessa Marcil (“General Hospital”) and Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and the Beautiful”). The “Queens of Drama” docu-series will premier April 26, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on POP Network (formerly TV Guide Network).

Pharris also stars in a faith-based film Steps of Faith with Ted Lange (“Love Boat”), Charles Malik Whitfield (“One Life to Live”), Tracey Ross (“Passions”), and Irma P. Hall (“Soul Food”). Directed by M. Legend Brown, Steps of Faith follows Faith (Chrystee) who is not a church girl but has a very close personal relationship with God. The family friendly film is currently on DVD and screening at 16 film festivals.

“I walk on faith,” Pharris stated frankly.’

Chrystee is also known for her role on “Scrubs” and her credits include “Castle,” “Lincoln Heights,” “Nashville” and A Walk in the Woods. To learn more about Chrystee log onto www.ChrysteePharris.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.)

Multi Grammy and Stellar Award winner Dorinda Clark-Cole releases new album and reality show appearance.

The Pulse of Entertainment: Dorinda Clark-Cole Releases New Album ‘Living It,’ and Stars in Reality Show ‘Preachers of Detroit’

Grammy and Stellar winning Dorinda Clark-Cole releases new album ‘Living It,’ and stars in reality show ‘Preachers of Detroit’

Multi Grammy and Stellar Award winner Dorinda Clark-Cole releases new album and reality show appearance.

Multi Grammy and Stellar Award winner Dorinda Clark-Cole releases new album and reality show appearance.

*“I’m thankful to be a part of it,” said Dorinda Clark-Cole, a three-time Grammy Award and six-time Stellar Award winner, about starring in the Oxygen Network reality show “Preachers of Detroit.” “They tried to bring together preachers in Detroit. They thought about me…as an evangelist in the industry for 40 years. I am the highest ranking in my local church and have a national position.”

On the Oxygen Network reality show “Preachers of Detroit” are Pastor Dorinda, Pastor David Bullock, who speaks his mind; Bishop Charles H. Ellis IIII, one of the most respected in the community who works above Bishop Noel Jones from Los Angeles; Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Pastor Tim Alden, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston, and Pastor Don Williams Shelby, Jr. who is focused on building his Gospel label. “Preachers of Detroit” airs on Fridays at 8/7c.

“When they asked me I said, ‘Let me think about it. How are you going to do this,’” Dorinda said about when the reality show approached her. “They focus on the trials and triumphs of the city of Detroit and how our preachers balance their lives. I am a talk show host, I travel with my sisters (The Clark Sisters), and I have my radio show. That’s my part, my story.”

Dorinda Clark-Cole’s story also includes the recent release of her fifth solo album “Living It” (Light Records/eOne Music). The project’s release coincided with the launch of the “Preachers of Detroit” reality show. The first single is titled “Bless This House.”

“It happens to be one of my favorites on the album,” she said about the first single. “It’s gotten such great reviews. The writers got together and did it in three days…inspired by my testimony. The writers sat down with me and listened to my testimony and wrote these songs.”

For more information on the “Preachers of Detroit” log onto www.Oxygen.com/shows/Preachers-of-Detroit  and for more in Dorinda Clark-Cole’s new album release “Living It” log onto www.DorindaClarkCole.net.

Eric Martsolf of Emmy winning ‘Days of Our Lives’ plays characters unlike himself for fun, airs weekdays at 1 p.m.

Eric Martsolf plays Brady Black in NBC's 'Days of Our Lives.' (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

Eric Martsolf plays Brady Black in NBC’s ‘Days of Our Lives.’ (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

*NBC’s Emmy Award winning “Days of Our Lives” was launched on November 8, 1965. It is a day-time drama that has become one of the longest running television programs in the world. The series was created by husband and wife team Ted Corday and Betty Corday, and it focuses on the lives of the Hortons and the Bradys. Eric Martsolf says playing his role on the series is fun because it’s a character that is unlike him.

“I play this crazy dude on ‘Days of Our Lives’ called Brady Black. It’s been my project for the last six years,” Eric said about his role playing Brady Black, the CEO of Titans. “It’s much more fun to play a trouble guy…it’s the uncertainty.”

Martsolf maybe best known for his role on NBC’s “Passions” as Ethan Winthrop (2002 – 2008). His credits also include “Smallville” and “NCIS.”

You can see the very cheerful Eric Martsolf on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” week-days at 1 p.m. ET/PT. www.NBC.com/Days-Of_Our_Lives.

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Event “Uplifting Minds II”: The 16th annual “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference Sat. April 18, 2015,  sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

Actress and Heaven 600 radio personality Doresa Harvey to host the Saturday, April 18, 2015 ULMII entertainment conference showcase.

Heaven 600’s Doresa Harvey to host ‘Uplifting Minds II’ at Security Square Mall Saturday, April 18, 2015

Heaven 600’s Doresa Harvey to host ‘Uplifting Minds II’ national talent showcase at Security Square Mall Saturday, April 18, 2015

Actress and Heaven 600 radio personality Doresa Harvey to host the 16th annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ in Baltimore

Actress and Heaven 600 radio personality Doresa Harvey to host the Saturday, April 18, 2015 ULMII entertainment conference showcase.

Actress and Heaven 600 radio personality Doresa Harvey to host the Saturday, April 18, 2015 ULMII entertainment conference showcase.

Actress and Heaven 600 radio personality Doresa Harvey to host the Baltimore 16t h annual “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) national talent competition showcase Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall (6901 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21244) from 3 – 5 p.m. The ULMII free entertainment conference’s talent showcase takes place right after the ULMII entertainment business seminar panel discussion from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Called the “Mid-Day Diva” by her listeners, Doresa Harvey will be assisted on stage by GWAUP Squad Entertainment’s official ULMII DJ. Ten acts will be showcased and judged by the ULMII panel in two of three categories – vocal, songwriting and dance.

Doresa started at Clear Channel as an intern in 1991 and later became a paid intern working as a board technician. She worked her way up the ranks and by 1994 she became the weekend programming and radio personality on “Melodies of Inspiration” on Sundays at V103 FM. Harvey also served as a fill-in on Heaven 600’s Mid-Day shift. Today Doresa Harvey works solely as a radio personality at Clear Channel’s Heaven 600 as host of her own weekday show the “Doresa Harvey Show” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Harvey’s show is so popular, because of her humor and sweet personality, Heaven 600 has become rated the #1 Gospel Contemporary station in the country

Serving on the ULMII entertainment business panel are Radio One Baltimore’s 92Q Jams’ radio personality AJ, also known as DJ Showtime. AJ hosts the “Rap Attack” show with DJ AngelBaby on Sundays at 7 p.m. (www.92Q.com). Baltimore based entertainment business mogul Paul Gardner II (www.TheGardnerLawGroup.com) joins him, along with Long Beach, California based public relations/business strategist and consultant Eunice Moseley, who is also a syndicated entertainment columnist, as well as ULMII Founder (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com).

The national talent competition judges will include Gardner, Baltimore based stylist and make-up artist Jenneane Collins (Rebellious Beauty); New Jersey based singer/vocal coach Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Entertainment), and “Rambling Rose” entertainment columnist Rosa Pryor-Trusty (Afro, The Baltimore Times) and she is also founder of the Rosa Pryor Scholarship Fund (www.RosaPryorMusic.com). One winner in each category will receive the ULMII Award, a beautiful blue crystal ball, and a long list of prizes that currently include free entertainment business consult from Paul Gardner II; free commercial photo shoot by Ty Moore (www.IAmSharpEye.com); free make-up and skin care consult by Collins at Rebellious Beauty; free public relations strategy and consult from Eunice Moseley (Freelance Associates, PR Strategists); free road management consult from veteran road manager Gar Roberts (Anita Baker, Temptations), and free studio recording time and music track from Virgin Island producer/entertainment V.I.P. (www.DustDemAFF.com).  GWAUP Squad Entertainment will be on the turntable as co-host of the showcase.

Security Square Mall is presenting the event, with The Baltimore Times as its print media partner. Online entertainment magazine www.EURweb.com is the event’s digital media sponsor. Other sponsors include The Gardner Law Group, Freelance Associates, Rebellious Beauty, I Am Sharpe Eye Photography, Garman Photography, Superstar Entertainment, Dust Dem AFF Productions, and GWAUP Squad Entertainment.

The “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference is also held in Hollywood, California at the Celebrity Centre. The next scheduled Hollywood date is in October.

For more information log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com or call 562-424-3836 or email [email protected].

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Anthony Michael Hobbs

Anthony Michael Hobbs Debuts as Film Director in ‘One Nation’ Screening at the Alhambra Theatre and the West Chester Film Festivals

Award winning actor Anthony Michael Hobbs debuts as film director in ‘One Nation’ screening at the Alhambra Theatre and the West Chester Film Festivals

Young Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs' first short film, One Nation, that he has directed, produced and wrote to be screen at two film festivals.

Young Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs’ first short film, One Nation, that he has directed, produced and wrote to be screen at two film festivals.

Award winning actor Anthony Michael Hobbs (Emmy nominated “The Abolitionist”) debuts as film director, producer and writer in his first short film, One Nation. One Nation is to be screened at the 2015 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival in Evansville, Indiana April 9 – 12, 2015, and the West Chester Film Festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania April 24 – 26, 2015.

As writer, producer, and director of One Nation Hobbs joins a caliber of 123 films at the Alhambra Theatre Film Festival at Tropicana Casino in Evansville, Indiana. The screening of “One Nation” will join the presentation of new films such as “Exists” by directors and producers Eduardo Sandres and Gregg Hale (The Blair Witch Project).

The film 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 Lexee Crystal performs the film’s soundtrack release “I See.”

Anthony Michael Hobbs’ credits include performances in films, such as his role as a young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS special “The American Experience: The Abolitionist,” as well as his role 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 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.

His theater credits include Nolan Williams, Jr.’s holiday musical presentation “Christmas Gift!” and a stage play titled “In a Roundabout Way”. Also a model, Hobbs has appeared in marketing campaigns that include Toys-R-Us, Finish Line athletic chain print and in-store signage, Villa retail chain’s website and in-store signage, and the USDA Healthy Kids’ national print campaign.

More information and tickets to The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival visit its website at www.thealhambratheatrefilmfestival.com.  For more information and tickets to The West Chester Film Festival visit its website at www.westchesterfilmfestival.com. For more information about “One Nation” visit Hobbs at IMDB or at his website www.anthony-michael.com. To contact his management you can call 410-908-4869.

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Phil Perry Does An Exquisite Job on New album ‘A Better Man’

Phil Perry does an exquisite job on new album ‘A Better Man,’ features Howard Hewett, Kim Waters and Rick Braun

Phil Perry release new solo album, "A Better Man," featuring Howard Hewett, Kim Waters and Rick Brauns.

Phil Perry releases a new solo album, “A Better Man,” featuring Howard Hewett, Kim Waters and Rick Brauns.

*Phil Perry, one of the music industry’s great male vocalist and songwriter, recently released a new solo album titled “A Better Man,” it features the talents of Howard Hewett, Kim Waters and Rick Braun. “A Better Man” is released on the Shanachie Entertainment imprint. The project also includes help from Chris “Big Dog” Davis and Perry covers two Curtis Mayfield songs – “Gypsy Woman” and “I’m So Proud.”

“Curtis Mayfield was one of the unsung heroes when I was coming up,” Phil said about why he covered Curtis Mayfield’s material. “You only have four minutes to work with. I felt his was so tasteful, yet so suggestive as the story unfolds. He made the listener become a part of the song. He was unique.”

One of his Mayfield covers I listed as one of my very favorite on the album, even though the entire album is exquisite, and that was “Gypsy Woman.” Rhon Lawrence is featured on this selection on lead guitar making it superb. The title track, “A Better Man,” is another favorite as well because Phil Perry’s vocals are the definition of R&B, and lyrically the song is a mighty testimony. I love the sweet “You’re the Only One,” “Feeling You” which features the legendary Rick Braun on trumpet, and “Sorry I Let You Go,” a beautiful masterpiece.

“He (Curtis) and Jerry Butler wrote songs together,” Phil added about his hero Mayfield. “’Gypsy Woman’ is so descriptive anybody can relate.”

Phil Perry is a multi Billboard Jazz Chart topper with duets with some of the best such as Chante’ Moore. As a songwriter he has penned for such legends as Aretha Franklin. Visit Phil at www.Shanachie.com for more information on his “A Better Man” album release.

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen launches the “Angels and Icons” national Wentworth Gallery exhibit

Artwork of Deg Leppard drummer Rick Allen that combines photography and paint, "Angels and Icons," at Wentworth Galleries.

Artwork of Deg Leppard drummer Rick Allen that combines photography and paint, “Angels and Icons,” at Wentworth Galleries.

*Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, combines photography, music and paint to make art, and its showcased at the Wentworth Galleries as “Rick Allen: Angels and Icons” art exhibit. Allen will make a special appearance on March 21, 2015 at the Wentworth Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland 12noon – 3pm and at their McLean, VA location from 6pm – 9pm.

Aside from being the drummer of the iconic Rock band Def Leppard Rick’s passion is photography.

“I was inspired by my four year-old daughter. She was painting without fear, doing it with a passion. It inspired me to use less photography and more painting,” Allen replied when asked why he started with this unique process combining photography and paint. Art so unique it sold out two art exhibits shows of over 300 pieces.

Allen said his unique art process replaced a paint brush with a light stick.

“It’s done with a stick instead of a paint brush,” Rick explained. “I sit in a dark room and play songs I grew up playing, and create art out of the rhythm you hear.”

The “Rick Allen: Angels and Icons” art exhibit at the Wentworth Galleries is part of his North American tour. Learn more about his exhibit at www.WentworthGallery.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/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Her Event/”Uplifting Minds II”: The 16th annual “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference Sat. April 18, 2015,  sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com

chappie scene

The Pulse of Entertainment: Columbia Pictures’ ‘Chappie’ is Evolution At its Best

Columbia Pictures’ Chappie is evolution at its best, arrives in IMAX theaters March 6, 2015

chappie scene

Columbia Pictures’ Chappie arrives in theaters March 6, 2015.

*Imagine a world where police are replaced by robots that follow command without question, can be destroyed and rebuilt again, that was Chappie’s life until they decided to scrap him. In Columbia Pictures’ Sci-Fi action drama Chappie you will see evolution at its best as Chappie played by Sharito Copley (District 9) is saved by his creator Deon played by Dev Ratel (Slum Millionaire). Deon uploads into Chappie a test program that gives him a conscious mind – the ability to think and feel. Chappie arrives at IMAX theaters March 6, 2015.

Directed by Neill Blomkemper (District 9) Chappie excellently gives the viewer an almost realistic view of the future where law enforcement is aided by droid, and the result of what that would do to a society. While stealing the parts to the droid its creator is kidnapped by a street gang played by South African Hip-Hop group Die Antwoord’s members Ninja as leader Watkin and Yolandi who plays his lady of the same name. They hope that the stolen robotics expert can build them a “gangster” robot they will steal enough to pay a multi-million dollar debt owed to by the city’s biggest gang lord.

Sigourney Weaver plays Michelle Bradley head of the company that produces the droids and she is manipulated by robotics expert Vincent Moore, played by Hugh Jackman, to use his droid creation called Moose instead of the humanoid robot created by Deon. For Chappie times is running out. What he does to survive will give you hope in humanity.

Chappie is Rated PG-13 and is written by BlomKemp and Terri Tatchell (District 9). It also stars Jose Pablo Cantillo and news anchor Anderson Cooper makes a cameo appearance.

You can log onto www.Chappie-Movie.com for the movie trailer on Columbia Pictures’ Chappie log onto www.Chappie-Movie.com.

BMI’s ‘I Wrote That Song’ brings trade secrets to Hollywood

BMI's VP of Writers/Publishers relations in Atlanta on the red carpet of BMI's  "I Wrote That Panel." (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

BMI’s VP of Writers/Publishers relations in Atlanta on the red carpet of BMI’s “I Wrote That Panel.” (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

*“The genesis of the project was really about providing the fans, the consumers with a chance to hear the creative process,” said Catherine Brewton, BMI’s Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations in Atlanta, about the recent BMI “I Wrote That Song” panel held at 1Oak in West Hollywood.

Panelists included Grammy Award nominated Hip-Hop mogul/rapper Rick Ross (Maybach Music Group); five-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ester Dean (Rihanna’s “Rude Boy, Kate Perry’s Fireworks”); Grammy and BMI Award winning songwriter/producer David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You”); Grammy nominated producer Mannie Fresh (Cash Money Records, Def Jam Records), and Country songwriter Natalie Hemby (Mirana Lambert’s “White Lie,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t Rush”).

“They are sharing their stories and trade secrets,” Catherine stressed. “It’s free information that you can’t get…there is no price, things that are just invaluable.”

Aspiring artists, songwriters, songwriters and managers stood in line outside of the club for almost an hour for a chance to get into the free BMI event, they came in ready and eager to learn and network.

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc,) is a global leader in music rights management. It manages over 8.5 million musical works owned by over 600,000 BMI songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI was the first performing rights organization to create the “open door” policy in 1939 welcoming Jazz, Country and American Roots genres.

The “I Wrote That Song” is Grammy “infused,” and held during Grammy Award week, and moderated by Catherine Brewton. To learn more about other BMI events and opportunities log onto www.BMI.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/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Her Event/”Uplifting Minds II”: The 16th annual “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference Sat. April 18, 2015,  sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)