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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: Jonathan Butler is ‘Living My Dream’ on Newest Album Release

Two-time Grammy nominee Jonathan Butler is ‘Living My Dream’ on newest album release

Two-time Grammy Award nominated Jonathan Butler releases new album, "Living My Dream."

Two-time Grammy Award nominated Jonathan Butler releases new album, “Living My Dream.”

*“I’m in my season,” said two-time Grammy nominee Jonathan Butler when I asked why he named his album “Living My Dream” (Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records). “I grew up in South African…played live on stage with Stevie Wonder (at a young age)…it really is a dream. It’s good to be able to make music.”

Butler is known as a Contemporary Jazz guitarist, and on “Living My Dream” features George Duke on piano and Marcus Miller on bass.  The album also features his remarkable vocal talents.

He began singing at the age of seven and by the age of 12 won “Best New Artist” South Africa’s Grammy Award – named the Sarie Award. He made history by being the first black artist to be played on white South African radio garnering three gold records. He moved to London signing with Jive Records, and went on to earn two American Grammy Award nominations, one for an R&B/Pop hit.

The versatile guitarist launched the Jonathan Butler Foundation in his native country to fund music education programs for children ages 4 – 17.

“Living My Dream” is a collection of genres of music showcasing his skills as a guitarist and vocalist.

“It’s a good album. A mixture of the two,” Jonathan pointed out. “It’s a good balance of the two (guitar playing and singing).”

Butler is currently touring until January, 2015 and you can see where he is performing by visiting his website www.JonathanButler.com.

My favorite cuts on album include “Be Still,” a Smooth Jazz selection, “Let There Be Light,” and “Song for You,” a nice R&B/Pop number.

ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul Awards honors Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo and 100 years of service

Actor/singer/dancer RoShon Fegan ("Dancing with the Stars," "Shake It Up," "Camp Rock") at the 27th ASCAP R&S Awards. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

Actor/singer/dancer RoShon Fegan (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Shake It Up,” “Camp Rock”) at the 27th ASCAP R&S Awards. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

*The red carpet arrivals for the 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, held recently at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, was impressive this year as many ASCAP members came out to support Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo who received special honors, as ASCAP celebrates 100 years of service.

Dupri received the ASCAP Founders Award joining past recipients such as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Dr. Dre, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, and Stevie Wonder. Ne-Yo received the ASCAP Golden Note Award joining past recipients Jay Z, Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, Usher, Lionel Richie, and Pharrell.

While there I had a chance to interview briefly Hip-Hop Christian rapper Lecrae, Mario, Grammy nominated songwriter Kay Cola (Ne-Yo, Dr. Dre); Grammy Award winner James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake); seven-time Grammy Award nominated Kelly Price, and singer/actor/dancer RoShon (Disney).

“I’m different,” said Lacrea about what the title of his upcoming album, “Anomaly” means. “I don’t quit fit in.”

“My dad is a jazz musician (Herbert Laws) so I been in the studio since I was nine,” said Grammy nominated Kay Cola about how she started as a songwriter. “Started writing with The Underdogs that was my huge break…wrote for The Game. Fauntleroy (former member of The Underdogs) was a high school friend since 14.”

“My parents are my rock. They keep me rolling,” said Disney actor RoShon (Camp Rock, “Shake It Up,” “Dancing With The Stars”) about his major success in the industry.

The invitation only event also honored a list of other songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2013 R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap, and Gospel charts.

BET and AEG’s BET Experience was an extravaganza of events unlike no other

Eric Benet performing at the BET Experience on the Music Matters Stage. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

Eric Benet performing at the BET Experience on the Music Matters Stage. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

*I covered BET Network and AEG’s three-day BET Experience held at L.A. Live, Club Nokia Theater, Staple Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center that included “106 & Park” taping in the Nokia Plaza L.A. Live, BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Grammy Museum exhibits, and concerts at Club Nokia.

I spent my time at the Convention Center to view the celebrity basketball game and the Music Matters concerts. Some of the celebrities showing their basketball skills included Chris Brown, Snoop Dog, Justin Bieber, JB Smoove, Brandon T. Jackson, Terrell Owens, Sugar Shane Mosely, and Omarion – to name a few. On the Music Matter’s stage I had a chance to see the performances of Eric Bellinger, Rico Love, Mack Wilds, Jagged Edge, Eric Benet, Calvin Richardson, and Nigerian rapper Ice Prince.

There was so much going on, such as the Nickelodeon Kids Zone, free drinks from Sprint and Coca-Cola, the Health and Wellness Pavilion, and celebrity meet and greets at the “World of Ahh” section. All held to take advantage of the historical 2014 BET Awards week long events that lead up to the live award show.

(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 Events: “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Hollywood, CA Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Celebrity Center, and comes back to Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is riveting, in Theaters July 11

20th Century Fox’s presentation of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is riveting, in theaters July 11, 2014

(L to R) Jason Clarke and Andy Serkis as Caesar stars in the 20th Century Fox presentation of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

(L to R) Jason Clarke and Andy Serkis as Caesar stars in the 20th Century Fox presentation of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

*The continuation of the 2011 release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters July 11, 2014 as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D. The 20th Century Fox presentation of the saga of Caesar, played by Golden Globe winner Andy Serkis is riveting.

It has been 10 years and no sign of humans since the ALZ-113 virus breakout, and Caesar is the leader of a nation of Apes, chimpanzee and orangutans. The inevitable day comes when humans venture out of their city hide-away, from the human-like intelligent Apes, to seek needed resources located in an area under Caesar’s control. What happens will surprise you, and the ending will make you cry – well it made me cry.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the eighth theatrical franchise film of the original Planet of the Apes science-fiction film based on the novel of the same name written by French author Pierre Poulle in 1963. It also stars SAG nominated Gary Oldman as Dreyfus the leader of the humans; Jason Clarke as Malcolm the mediator of peace between the apes and humans; Golden Globe winner Keri Russell wife of Malcolm; Kodi Smit-McPhee as Alexander son of Malcolm; Nick Thurston as River the son of Caesar, and Toby Kebbell as Koba Caesar’s ruthless advisor, and Judy Greer as Cornelia the wife of Caesar. The characters were created by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Written by Mark Bomback, Jaffa and Silver Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is Rated-PG13. Produced by Peter Chernin, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a Chernin Entertainment/Dune Entertainment production directed by Matt Reeves.

To watch the trailer or learn more log onto www.DawnofApes.com.

UP TV original movie ‘Comeback Dad’ starring Charles S. Dutton, Loretta Devine and Tatyana Ali airs Saturday July 12, 2014

Emmy Award winning Charles S. Dutton stars in the Up Network original movie 'Comeback Dad.'

Emmy Award winning Charles S. Dutton stars in the Up Network original movie ‘Comeback Dad.’

* “I don’t want you to think it’s depressing,” said Emmy Award winner Charles S. Dutton (“Longmire,” Alien 3) about the UP Network original movie presentation “Comeback Dad” about an absentee father trying to mend his estranged relationship with his daughter suffering from abandonment. “It’s uplifting, hilarious, up beat, but with serious issues, and timely.”

“Comeback Dad” also stars Tatyana Ali (“Love That Girl”) as his daughter, Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as his wife, and Brad James (“Single Ladies”) as the love interest of Ali’s character. It airs Saturday July 12, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

“It’s a made for TV movie everyone can gather together and watch,” said Brad James about the made-for-television movie directed by Russ Parr. “That has kind of been lost.”

“Someone I trust said read the script,” said Dutton about why he accepted the role. “Soon as I read it I said I’d do it. The script was so good, and I found out Loretta Devine…and Tatyana was in it. It was only a 10 day shoot for an almost two hour movie.”

“Comeback Dad” is written Kimberly Walker.

“It’s the opportunity…to work with great people,” said James about his involvement in the UP TV original movie. “Charles Dutton is better than advertised; Loretta Devine is inspiring to me on every level…fun people.”

Junei Lee, lead guitarist and music director, ready’s for sophomore album, tour with Temptations

Lead guitarist/music director Junei Lee prepares for new album and tour with The Temptations.

Lead guitarist/music director Junei Lee prepares for new album and tour with The Temptations.

*The lead guitarist and music director for such legends as David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, The Impression, Mary Wells, and Ramsey Lewis is preparing for his sophomore release, a follow up to his debut solo album “Junei.”

“There was a guitar under the Christmas tree,” Junei Lee said about how he got started playing the lead guitar. “From that day I never put it down. My mom thought something was wrong. I was writing (music) since I was 12.”

Junei was asked to tour with Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 15, but his father wouldn’t allow him go on tour at that age. Gillespie was persistent and at the age of 16 Junei toured with the Jazz legend, and has been touring for legends every since.

“I will be touring with the Temptations in September,” Lee informed me. “I’m working on my next album, forming a band, and relocating.”

Junei’s guitar talents have him playing Smooth Jazz, Neo-Soul, R&B, Funk, Pop, Blues, Gospel, Fusion and Rock & Roll. Others he has performed with include Goodman & Brown, The Stylistics, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, Howard Hewett, The Emotions, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Pop Staples, and Nancy Wilson.

Learn more about Junei Lee, his upcoming album release, and his upcoming performances at www.JuneiLee.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 Events: “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Hollywood, CA Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Celebrity Center, and comes back to Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Luenell in High Demand in Hollywood Comedy Circuit

Luenell is in high demand in Hollywood’s circuit: Matthew 18, School Dance and Think Like a Man Too

Luenell (Think Like a Man Too) stars in School Dance directed by Nick Cannon. (Photo credit: Steven Littles)

Luenell (Think Like a Man Too) stars in School Dance directed by Nick Cannon. (Photo credit: Steven Littles)

*Hard work and prayer,” said comedienne/actress Luenell (Hotel Transylvania, The Rock, Borat) about her career to stardom. “It’s also because of who you turn down and who you pick up. I was doing a lot of little things. I’ll do the things that got two lines.”

There you go striving artists do as many small roles as you can so people will say you’re everywhere, and Luenell is just that – she is everywhere. She is in the #1 hit Think Like a Man Too, the Nick Cannon directed School Dance just released July 2, 2014, and Matthew 19 a psycho-thriller release date as yet determined.

“There’s a part in School Dance, I think they cut that out, I’m having a baby …and my feet are in the stirrups…it was funny,” she laughed while telling the story. “There’s this rapper in between my legs.”

I knew it was going to be funny because I started laughing as soon as she said I was having a baby, my mind went to how we look at that time – legs open “screaming” in pain. Everything Luenell does bring a smile to your face, and laughter to your day, even off script, off stage.

Her credits as an actress started in high school, and continued into college, but it was her personality that allowed her to take advantage of an opportunity when she took a dare, and did a stand-up performance at a Long Beach comedy club. As they say and the rest is history. That “performance” led to her opening for Robin Harris and D.L. Hughley.

A natural actress she went after roles, and added credits such as The Rock, Never Die Alone, “Nash Bridges,” “The Tracy Morgan Show,” and the 20th Century Blockbuster Borat: …Nation of Kazakhstan.

Her comedy credits include “BET’s Comicview,” “Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza,” “Comedy After Dark,” and “Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Stand Up.” She performed with comedian/actor Katt Williams for two years for his “Katt Williams American Hustle” tour. She had stand up appearances in “Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy” on Showtime.

The Arkansas native acting credits went on to include roles in “Californication,” “The Boondocks,” “The Middle,” and films such as Spring Breakdown, All About Steve, Think Like a Man, Taken 2 with Liam Neeson, and Adam Sandler’s That’s My Boy.

Sounding very tired when I talked to her, but hearing no signs of her slowing down Luenell also hosts “Between The Streets with Luenell” on Cannon’s Countdown Radio Show. So in high demand in Hollywood Nick Cannon wore “her” T-shirt (with her face) at the recent BET Awards.

“That was…I have no words,” Luenell said about what Nick did for her wearing her image on a T-shirt before such a large audience. “I was speechless. I wasn’t there I was filming. I checked my phone, and had 27 text messages…sending the picture. I came home and watched it. I texted him…he texted back, ‘Love you girl.’”

You can’t help but love Luenell if you’ve met her, seen her stand up performances or her acting in the various roles. You can learn more about what she is doing next by visiting her website at www.HeyLuenell.com.

Kindred the Family Soul releases new project on Shanachie, ‘A Couple Friends’

Kindred the Family Soul releases a new album, "A Couple Friends," on Shanachie.

Kindred the Family Soul releases a new album, “A Couple Friends,” on Shanachie.

*Sighted as contributing to the Neo-Soul movement the husband and wife team, Kindred the Family Soul, released a new album on the Shanachie imprint titled “A Couple of Friends.”

“We did have a concept. We first went to record to see what came out,” said Kindred. “We put it aside for a year. Decided to do a couple’s retreat, and thought it would be a great theme.”

Fatin and Aja Dantzler are natives from Philadelphia, and debuted with a 2003 album release “Surrender to Love” on Hidden Beach Records. They were “discovered” by Hidden Beach at the Black Lily Film Music Festival.

In 2005 they released “In This Life Together,” “The Arrival” in 2008, and “Love Has No Recession” in 2011. The “A Couple of Friends” album is joined by the release of a 22 minute short film featuring material from the album.

“It’s just four songs,” they said about the film. “We worked them into the storyline. It takes a look at two different couples.”

“Everybody’s Hustling” is the first single off of the “A Couple of Friends” release. Learn more about the album and where the duo will be performing by logging onto www.KindredFamilySoul.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 Events: “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Hollywood, CA Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Celebrity Center, and comes back to Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated Maxi Priest releases new album "East to Love," to performs at Jerk Festival in Queens.

The Pulse of Entertainment: Maxi Priest Releases New Album ‘Easy to Love’

Multi-platinum Reggae Billboard chart topper Maxi Priest releases new album, ‘Easy to Love’, performs at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival July 20, 2014 in Queens

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated Maxi Priest releases new album "East to Love," to performs at Jerk Festival in Queens.

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated Maxi Priest releases new album “Easy to Love,” to performs at Jerk Festival in Queens.

*“We gonna’ ball,” said Grammy nominated Maxi Priest when asked what the crowd in Queens, New York will expect at his Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival headlining performance. Priest will release a new album, “Easy to Love” (VP Records), July 16, 2014 digitally. “Some festivals people stand up and watch…here you get involved and have a good time! I’m performing songs people have heard and enjoy.”

Maxi’s catalog consists of such hits as “Wild World,” “Close to You,” and “Housecall.” He will be performing on the main stage at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival July 20, 2014 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens – its expecting to attract over 16, 000 visitors.

“’I Could Be the One,’” he said when asked if he had a favorite selection on his new project “East to Love.” “Because a friend of mine past…very close friend….I’d had not been able to sleep. I didn’t know why and I came up with ‘I Could Be the One.’ It diverted to this love song….cause the thought was that ‘could have been me.”

Maxi Priest is a British Reggae artist raised in London, and is among few British Reggae artists to reach Billboard’s #1 position in the charts. His “Close to you” hit reached #1 in 1990, and his “Set the Night to Music” duet with Roberta Flack reached the Top 10 Billboard Charts in 1991. My favorite Maxi Priest hit “That Girl,” featuring Shaggy, reached Billboard Top 20 Charts in 1996.

“Billboard hardly has any Urban songs,” Priest pointed out about the music industry. “Haven’t had an Urban song hit sense ‘Happy’.”

Maxi Priest will start touring to promote the “Easy to Love” release July 13th in Chicago at Taste of Chicago, and end on October 13th in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Park Casino.

For more information on the “Easy to Love” album release log onto www.VPRecords.com.

Mariah Huq receives producer credit second season of Bravo TV’s ‘Married to Medicine,’ creator credits next season

Mariah Huq is "Married to Medicine" on Bravo TV.

Mariah Huq is “Married to Medicine” on Bravo TV.

*The second season of Mariah Huq’s reality show “Married to Medicine” recently ended, but I am sure they will re-air the episodes during its regularly scheduled time Sundays at 10 p.m. This second season Mariah received producer credit for the reality show she created, and shopped to Bravo TV.

“I get creative credit next season,” Mariah Huq said about “Married to Medicine” a reality show she co-created with her husband Dr. Aydin, a Bangladeshi emergency physician. “My attorney is my own Jerry McGuire,” she laughed when asked why she didn’t get creator/producer credit initially. “My husband and I put a lot of money into it (the project).”

“They threw a lot on me this season,” she said about the executive producers who changed the focus of the show from her relationship with her husband to her relationship with the other women. “I’m not a drama queen. You won’t see me that much this season. Any time you have a group of women together you going to have drama. My life doesn’t evolve around my girlfriends, that’s too high school.”

The other cast members on Bravo TV’s “Married to Medicine” include Jacqueline Waters an OBGYN physician; Quad Webb-Lanceford married to psychiatrist who is 14 years her senior; Toya Bush Harris married to an emergency medicine physician; Simone Whitmore an OBGYN physician; Lisa Nicole Cloud a fashion designer, and Heavenly Kimes a dentist. Executive producers are Matt Anderson and Nate Green.

“I was irritated this season,” Mariah said passionately. “It’s not my story. Not a true picture of real life. Creative conflict…”

I noted that a show that’s pushed in certain situations that’s not usually normal is not a reality show but a scripted show, she said, “I question the same thing and I’m a producer. The show is real but smart producers are persuasive…they put you in situations to get emotions…put me in harms way…I didn’t want to go….if I didn’t I’d breach the contract.”

Mariah, born LaKeisha, started in “entertainment” at WRCB TV, an NBC affiliate, as assistant producer. She worked her way up to host and producer of a lifestyle segment titled “Trend in 3.”  She is COO of Jewel & Jem a multi-cultural children’s home décor and Sleepwear Company she founded with her sister LaKeeda 10 years ago. She has two children with her husband. She is also owner of Mariah Media Group that birth “Married to Medicine,” and Cinnamon Girl Diet.

“Absolutely not,” Mariah said without hesitation when asked if her reality show is what she thought it would be when she sold it. “Not at all…I wanted to show sisterhood. Yes, there is drama like what we went through as an interracial couple. They make doctors wives look superficial, we’re not.”

The premiere of “Marry to Medicine” gave Bravo TV the highest rated series in its network history. Learn more about “Marry to Medicine” by logging onto www.BravoTV.com/Married-to-Medicine.

(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 Events: “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Hollywood, CA Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Celebrity Center, and comes back to Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

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The Pulse of Entertainment: ’22 Jump Street’ is Two Times the Laughs, in Theaters Now

Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer’s 22 Jump Street is two times the laughs, in theaters now

(L to R) Jonah Hill, Ice Cube and Channing Tatum star in the Columbia Picture presentation of 22 Jump Street.

(L to R) Jonah Hill, Ice Cube and Channing Tatum star in the Columbia Picture presentation of 22 Jump Street.

*I came prepared to laugh going by what the promotions show on the Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer presentations of 22 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, but it was the chemistry between them that made it memorable. Their comedic timing together surprised me and reminded me – not trying to tell me age – of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello. 22 Jump Street is two times laughs so be prepared. The Rated-R comedy was released to theatres June 13, 2014.

Also an action film this sequel to 21 Jump Street follows two brothers who are undercover cops as they try to bring down a drug-ring on a college campus. During the process they have to deal with their somewhat strained “brother relationship.”

Produced by Jonah Hill, Neal H. Moritz and Channing Tatum 22 Jump Street even provides laughs during the credit-roll with these skits of “future” sequels: 23 Jump Street, 24 Jump Street, 25 Jump Street, etc…all funnier than the next.

The script was written by Michael Bacall, Rodney Rothman, and Oren Uziel. Taken from stories by Hill and Bacall 22 Jump Street is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The family friendly film is a Media Rights Capital Original Film and Lord Millen Production.

22 Jump Street also stars Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jullian Bell, the Lucas Brothers, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Tatro, Craig Roberts, and Carolina Aaron. Learn more about the film and cast at www.22JumpStreetMovie.com.

Legendary entertainment executive Ernie Singleton host ‘Salute to Entertainment Executives’ honors June 25, 2014 at Grammy Museum

Legendary entertainment executive Ernie Singleton host Salute to Entertainment Executives June 25, 2014 at the Grammy Museum.

Legendary entertainment executive Ernie Singleton host Salute to Entertainment Executives June 25, 2014 at the Grammy Museum.

*“We are honoring Urban entertainment executives,” said Ernie Singleton, former President of Urban Music at MCA Records about his “Salute to Entertainment Executives 2014” (#SaluteEE2014) honors to be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. “We actually do events each year during BET Awards season.” About the purpose of the honors Ernie said simply, “executives go unnoticed.”

This year his Salute to Entertainment Executives will honor such individuals as celebrity stylist Angela Dean (Queen Latifah, Luenell); President of Urban Music at Interscope Records  Joie Manda, and legendary DJ at KTWW Radio Gregg Mac. Special awards will be given to Curtis Mayfield (“Timeless Music Award”), Julie Rifkind (“Urban Executive Spirit Award”) at Spring Records, and Ron Bloom (“Urban Executive Innovator Award”) CEO of BiteSize TV.

“We do entertainment events and marketing for various people,” said Singleton when ask what his company The Singleton Entertainment Corporation, which guided Ruthless Records from $50,000 in value to $16 million, current do. “We consult industry executives. We also have workshops.”

His company will also be hosting a Blogger’s Brunch on June 26th, a Producer’s Ball on June 27th, and the Cream of the Crop event June 29th.

Learn more about Ernie Singleton or his company The Singleton Entertainment Corp by logging onto www.SingletonEntertainment.com.

Screen Actors Guild host annual ‘Actors Fore Actors’ Celebrity Golf Classic fundraiser at an exclusive location in Burbank

Anthony Anderson (Transformers) on the green carpet of SAG's "Actors Fore Actors" Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraiser. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

Anthony Anderson (Transformers) on the green carpet of SAG’s “Actors Fore Actors” Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraiser. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

*I went to cover the arrival of over 50 notable actors/actresses at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) annual “Actors Fore Actors” celebrity golf classic fundraiser for the SAG Foundation. The event was hosted by Tim Allen (“Home Improvement”) and Richard Karn (“Home Improvement”). The “green” carpet arrivals gave me the opportunity to see and interview briefly some of my favorite actors in television and film.

“My wife and I like to do this,” said Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”) about golfing. “It’s something we can do together.” When I asked him what project he was on he said, “Currently I’m in middle of a comedy tour. I had 12 concerts and I’m at the last three.”

The “Actors Fore Actors” golf celebrity fundraiser was held on June 9, 2014 at an exclusive location where over 50 celebrity gofers played 18 competitive rounds of golf to help raise critical funds for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance Programs for performers and their families.

“Looking good and playing good is two different things,” laughed Anthony Anderson, who will appear in ABC’s “Black-ish” series, and Food Network’s “Food Fest” series. “I’m a regular golfer…18 years,” he admitted.

“I’ve been too busy to take the game up any more,” said Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) about the 18 rounds he was about to do. “I miss the game.” When asked about upcoming projects Kim added, “I have a film, Fighting Man, opening up in Canada. I play a priest – that’s a change for me. My mother said, ‘Is it a horror movie!’”

With over 50 high-profile celebrities, no wonder it was an exclusive location imagine the security needed. I was able to interview golf host Tim Allen, Anthony Anderson (Transformer, “Guys and Kids”), Kevin Zegers (The Mortals), Kim Coastes, Donald Faison (“The Exes”), Gregory Harris (“Reckless”), Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Michael Pena (End of Watch), and Pamela Reed (Kindergarten Cop) who serves as the Vice President of the SAG Foundation’s board.

Those that I saw and couldn’t get to for an interview included Alfonso Ribeiro (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”), Carmine Giovinazzo (“CSI:NY”), Kate Linder (“The Young & the Restless”), Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men”), Michael Weatherly (“NCIS”), Paula Trickey (“Pacific Blue”), Peter Gallagher (“Covert Affairs”), and Sam Page (“House of Cards”).

The SAG Foundation hosts two charity golf tournaments in Los Angeles and New York to benefit the Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance Programs. It has raised nearly 1.2 million. Learn more at www.SAGFpoundation.org or www.Golf.SAGFoundation.org.

(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 Events: “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Hollywood, CA Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Celebrity Center, and comes back to Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

Two-time Grammy Award winner Ann Nesby release new solo project, 'Living My Life.'

The Pulse of Entertainment: Ann Nesby Releases New Album, ‘Living My Life’

Grammy winner Ann Nesby releases new album, ‘Living My Life’ on Arrow Soul Records 

Two-time Grammy Award winner Ann Nesby release new solo project, 'Living My Life.'

Two-time Grammy Award winner Ann Nesby release new solo project, ‘Living My Life.’

“It has been five years since my last album,” said two-time Grammy winner Ann Nesby about her last solo album release. “I’m a member of World Changers (Creflo Dollar Ministries) and they added another division – Arrow Soul. I was asked to come on to the label. Since I was there at the church for 15 years I thought I can be home, in the studio and church. It worked out for the good.”

Her first album release on Arrow Soul is “Living My Life” with the first single, the title track, climbing the radio charts. Nesby best known for being the lead vocalist in Sounds of Blackness is known as the Queen of Inspirational Soul Music.

“He hooked me up with top-of-the-line producers,” she said about the project. “Kendrick Dean comes from a spiritual foundation. He is witty; youthful…his music is fresh. It gave me the opportunity to learn…pick that young mind.”

Dean has produced for such artists as Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, and Tyrese. Ann is also a songwriter and has written songs for Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. As an actress Nesby has appeared in Tyler Perry’s I Been Changed and the film The Fighting Temptations.

“Living My Life” was released June 3, 2014.

“I write and talk about things I’ve experience,” Ann concluded about what we can find on the project. “Being able to share experiences through music is always a plus.”

You can log onto www.Arrow-Records.com or www.AnnNesby.com for more information on Ann or the current album release “Living My Life.”

Multi-platinum selling South African Soul singer Lira releases debut American album, ‘Rise Again,’ tours the U.S.

Multi-platinum selling South African Soul singer LIRA releases solo American album 'Rising Again,' tours U.S.

Multi-platinum selling South African Soul singer LIRA releases solo American album ‘Rising Again,’ tours U.S.

*Multi-platinum selling South African Soul singer Lira releases her debut American album titled “Rise Again,” on the Shanachie imprint, and plans U.S. tour to support. The album’s first single “Feel Good” is a remix of her South African hit.

“Its material I’ve released in South African over the last several years,” said Lira, a very beautiful artist who also models. “It’s what I thought America would like…this is who I am.”

“Rise Again” is a collection of many genres of music laced with her South African flavor making a very fresh sound for America. My favorite selections on the project include the title song “Rise Again,” which has a Latin feel and the acoustic guitar (played by Lira) solo I love very much, “Something Inside So Strong” has an African feel to it, and “Valley of Darkness” has a nice Pop/R&B sound.

“I am so excited,” she said about her U.S. tour to support the “Rise Again” release. “This is my second American tour. The first time I was feeling the market for my style of music. I am visiting 13 cities all across America. I am really excited… I am going places I’ve never been. “

Lira said she never grew up with South African music, it was banded on radio.

“Our own music was banded from radio. We heard (as children) American music. The soundtrack to our struggle,” she concluded.

You can log onto www.MissLira.com to find out more about her or her first America album release “Rise Again.” 

KJLH Radio personality Tammi Mac gives outstanding performance in one-woman play ‘Bag Lady’

Tammi Mac, KJLH 102.3 Radio personality and actress gives outstanding performance in one-woman play 'Bag Lady.' (Photo credit: Mac Alexander)

Tammi Mac, KJLH 102.3 Radio personality and actress gives outstanding performance in one-woman play ‘Bag Lady.’ (Photo credit: Mac Alexander)

*“Make peace with the past,” said Tammi Mac, KJLH 102.3 radio personality and theatrical actress about what she wanted the audience to get from her one-woman play “Bag Lady” held recently at Stage 52 Playhouse in Los Angeles for two weeks. “We incorporated multi-media because that’s what is in society…technology…done in a different way…incorporated with my performance.”

Tammi Mac did an outstanding job entertaining the audience with no break. The many characters she performed as was so on point I was sitting there wondering why this play or Tammi Mac are not on Broadway. The production was so 21 Century, Broadway has got to be to this point in production, if not then they need to take lessons from Mac.

“I have been in plays for nine years in Los Angeles,” she pointed out when talking about her acting skills. “This particular one me and my girlfriend were coming from Houston on a flight. The conversation was about the men in our lives. We stop laughing. For the rest of the flight we were analyzing ourselves. I was like I am going to write this. She said, ‘you should do a one-woman play.’ I got the funding from Kickstarter so I had no reason not to.”

Mac raised $20,000 from the Kickstarter campaign to fund the play and a web bases series. Directed by award winning Iona Morris “Bag Lady” follows Tammi Mac’s life long relationships with men starting with childhood molestation. You follow her through, not only her relationships, but through the time period thanks to her excellent acting and narratives throughout the play.

“I had a tough time writing the ending,” Tammi Mac confessed. “It came two months before the opening. When I did the reading I had writers help me with the beginning, middle and ending. How do you merge them together? It all comes back to where you start, that’s how it ends.”

It ended so well it brought me to tears. I laughed, gasped in horror, cried, and laughed some more. Her opening night attracted such celebrities as director John Singleton, actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, actor DeVon Franklin, actor Phil Morris, and Dawn Lewis – to name a few.

“Bag Lady” was executive produced by Deborah McCall, Brandi Burks, Manuel and Nina Curette, Oscar & Parnell Farinas, and Brother Steve & Respect for Life Foundation. Learn more about this outstanding theatrical actress and KJLH 102.3 Radio personality (“Mac & Amice”) from 4 – 8 p.m. at www.TammiMac.com or www.KJLHRadio.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 Events: “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference arrives in Hollywood, CA Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Celebrity Center, and comes back to Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)