All posts by Eunice Moseley

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.
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.)

naturi naughton

The Pulse of Entertainment: 50 Cent Gets Hands on with STARZ New Series ‘Power’

50 Cent gets hands on with STARZ new dramatic series ‘Power,’ as executive producer, premiers Saturday, June 7, 2014

Naturi Naughton as Tasha St. Patrick in the new STARZ network dramatic series "Power" with Omari Hardwick.

Naturi Naughton (Notorious) as Tasha St. Patrick in the new STARZ network dramatic series “Power” with Omari Hardwick.

*“I was wowed by the writing,” said singer/actress Naturi Naughton (Notorious, Lottery Ticket) about her starring role in the STARZ network dramatic series “Power” also starring Omari Hardwick as James St. Patrick aka Ghost, and Joseph Sikora. About her character, Tasha St. Patrick the wife of James, Naughton says, “She is strong and fierce. They did a great job writing the character.”

“Power” was created by Courtney Kemp Agbah and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson whom the series mirrors. “Power” centers on James the owner of a popular nightclub who is also a major player in the city’s illegal drug network. He is struggling to maintain both worlds then he realizes he wants to become strictly legit.

“He was on set with us,” said New Jersey native Naturi (former member of the R&B group 3LW) about 50 Cent as executive producer. “He gave me insight with his journey. He wanted to make sure I don’t victimize her, but to empower her. His story and journey is inspiring – powerful. He was available for questions…very influential…very hands on.”

“Power” is a CBS Television Studio production and premiers on STARZ Saturday, June 8, 2014 and it also stars Lela Loren, Sinqua Walls., Katherine Marducci, Leslie Lopez, and Jovanni Gomez.

50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) was born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He left drug dealing to be a rapper, which could have been the cause of him beginning shot nine times. He eventually released his first self produced project titled “Guess Who’s Back” (Aftermath) in 2002. He was discovered by Eminem and signed to a major record deal on his Shady/Interscope Records imprint. 50 Cent garnered a total of 30 million album sales – 8 million on his debut “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” in 2003. He founded the infamous Hip-Hop group G Unit with longtime friends Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, and released their debut in 2003 titled “Beg For Mercy” – it went platinum. He won a Grammy Award, and six World Music, three American Music, four BET and 13 Billboard Awards.

“I just came from Atlanta for a screener of the first episode,” said Naughton. “People were just having a fit. Even myself…I’m excited about it.”

STARZ dramatic series “Power,” also executive produced by Courtney, David Knoller, Mark Canton, and Randall Emmett, airs Saturdays  at 9 p.m. E/P – premiers June 7, 2014.

Kim Kimble’s ‘LA Hair,’ on WEtv, returns with season three

Kim Kimble's reality show "LA Hair" in its 3rd season on WEtv.

Kim Kimble’s reality show “LA Hair” in its 3rd season on WEtv.

*Celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble’s reality television show “LA Hair” returns for its third season on WEtv. This season deals with the replacement of a hair stylist, and the expansion of her salon business. Kimble celebrity clients include Beyonce’, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Tika Sumpter, Solange’, Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, Kelly Roland, and Sanaa Lathan.

“She is a female barber. She is use to a barber shop, this is a salon,” Kim Kimble explains about the new celebrity barber turned hair stylist that she hired who – in season two – wasn’t getting along well with the other stylists. “We go through all kinds of experiences on the show. Expanding the salon…I am determined to grow my brand.”

“LA Hair” is located in West Hollywood and is thriving. It premiered on May 22, 2014 and was signed on to do 12 one-hour episodes. This third season the viewers will get to see some of her A-List clientele that includes actress Gabrielle Union, songstress Macy Gray, R&B trio SWV, reality star Gretchen Rossi, supermodel Janice Dickinson, TV personality Rocsi Diaz, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, Ray J, rapper Too Short, and rapper/producer Akon.

“The salon is part of my brand,” Kim points out. “I’m the go-to person for hair…treatment, extensions, and hair education. We’re expanding with not only more stylists, but more space to hold classes.”

Kimble says the viewers will see “the trails and tribulations of branding. I am the modern CJ Walker of our time,” she concluded.

“LA Hair” airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. E/P on WEtv. You can log onto www.WEtv.com for more information about Kim Kimble’s “LA Hair” realty series.

Nine year-old Anthony Michael Hobbs, the go-to for serious kid actors, stars in “In Roundabout Way’ Sunday, June 8, 2014 in New York

Anthony Michael Hobbs (Emmy nominated The Abolitionist) stars in "In a Roundabout Way" at the Hudson Lodge in New York. (Photo credit: Tony Gibble Photography)

Anthony Michael Hobbs (Emmy nominated The Abolitionist) stars in “In a Roundabout Way” at the Hudson Lodge in New York. (Photo credit: Tony Gibble Photography)

*“In the beginning the character was acting tough…but he wasn’t,” said nine year-old actor Anthony Michael Hobbs (Emmy nominated “The Abolitionist”) about his upcoming starring role in “In a Roundabout Way” to be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET at the historic Hudson Lodge (601 Union Street) in New York. It is written by Kim Sykes who plays the best friend of Mary Todd (widow of President Abraham Lincoln), played by Cynthia Darlow, “In a Roundabout Way” which follows Mary during the Reconstruction era through her journey of struggles and friendships.

Hobbs plays Breed a homeless boy she befriends along the way. “In a Roundabout Way” also stars Michael Arkin as a spiritualist Henderick Swendon.

“I guess I will do the same as last time,” Anthony pointed out when asked how he will handle a “reading” role on stage. He was referring to his starring role in the Emmy nominated PBS docu-series “The Abolitionist” where he played a young Frederick Douglas that did not have a speaking part. His scene, none-the-less, was used by PBS to promote the film because he carried the small role so expertly. As a result he represented PBS in 2013 when he attended the red carpeted awards ceremony in Hollywood.

“The Frederick Douglas role when I played that in 2012 because of the 2013 nomination, I got to go to the Emmy Awards,” he said about which role, of his long list of credits, he likes best. “I kind of helped my face to stay in that look by acting in my head. I said lines in my head to make my body think I was saying them.”

Already a multi-award winning actor Anthony Michael Hobbs also models, and appeared in the national marketing campaign for Finish Line athletic chain, the second largest chain in the U.S.

He has also starred in the DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon:” Dragons and Dinosaurs”; Samuel Wise’s musical “Christmas Gift”; in a United Way PSA; a Norwegian Cruise-Line commercial that also airs on its voyages; several Sprout Network mini-segments; a Comcast/Infinity X infomercials; in a segment of “Sk Wids,’” a kids online show (www.SkWids.com); the voice of an instructional video for advertising firm TBWA World Wide, the largest advertising holding company in the world; in the film Waiting for Godot, and PSAs for such projects for US National Parks Service, Baltimore County Recycling, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, and USDA’s Healthy Kids 2011 print campaign.

“I have fun on set. I meet new friends,” Hobbs said about why he acts. “The joy of performing.”

You can log onto www.Anthony-Michael,com for more information. (Photo credit: Tony Gibble Photography)

(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 18th at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

Rapper Jessi Jone winner of ULMII "Best Vocal" artist recently in Baltimore. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

‘Uplifting Minds II’ Entertainment Conference Arrives at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Uplifting Minds II’ Entertainment Conference arrives at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood Saturday, October 25, 2014 for free panel and talent competition showcase

‘Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference secures date for 2015 return to Baltimore at Security Square Mall of Saturday, April 18, 2015

'Uplifting Minds II' Best Vocal winner 2013, event returns Saturday, October 25, 2014. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

“Uplifting Minds II” Los Angeles “Best Vocal” winner 2013, event returns Saturday, October 25, 2014. (Photo credit: Eunice Moseley)

(Baltimore, MD) – The 15th annual “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) Entertainment Conference arrives at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood on Saturday, October 25, 2014 for the last date this year. It has also secured a date of Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall (6901 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21244) for the Baltimore return. ULMII is held from 1 – 5 p.m. offering a free entertainment business seminar panel discussion and a national talent competition (singing, songwriting and dance) open to the public.

Winners last year in Los Angeles included Ny’Aira for “Best Vocalist,” Trueful for “Best Songwriting,” and his dancers’ French Royalty Dancers received the award for “Best Dancers.” Earlier this year in Baltimore ULMII was held at Security Square Mall, winners included female rapper Jessi Jon “Best Songwriter,” Calvin Tucker, Jr. for “Best Vocals,” and a young local dance troupe Ricochet for “Best Dancers.”

Rapper Jessi Jone winner of ULMII "Best Vocal" artist recently in Baltimore. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

Rapper Jessi Jone winner of ULMII “Best Vocal” artist recently in Baltimore. (Photo Credit: Eunice Moseley)

Major sponsors of the Sat. October 25th ULMII entertainment conference includes former radio personality Lee Bailey as online media sponsor (www.EURweb.com), and Public Relations firm Freelance Associates as coordinator of the event.

Ten acts will be showcased at the family friendly event, after the entertainment business panel discussion, and three winners (vocal, songwriting and dance) will be selected. Aside from the lovely crystal blue ULMII Award winners will also receive “product shelf-space” from Dimensions In Music record store in downtown Baltimore;  “free PR strategy and consult” from Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA president of Freelance Associates (www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com); “free entertainment business consult” from entertainment mogul Paul Gardner, II (www.TheGardnerLawGroup.com); “free music track, studio time and promotions” from five-time ULMII winner and Virgin Island producer  Marvin Davis aka V.I.P. (www.DustDemAFF.com); “free vocal coaching” from professional singer and artist manager Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Enter.); “free make-up/skin care consult” from skin care specialist Jeneanne Collins (Rebellious Beauty); “free commercial photo session” from commercial photographer Ty Moore (www.IAmSharpEye.com), and “free photo shoot and management consult” from tour manager (Anita Baker/Natalie Cole) and photographer Gar Roberts (www.Garman.zenfolio.com).

For more information about “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com or call 562-424-3836. To see performances from last ULMII in Los Angeles visit www.Youtube.com/FreelanceAssociates or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9If_WxxoyxE for the winning performance of Ny’Aira.

Source:

Freelance Associates

562-424-3836

3624 Lime Avenue #Rear

Long Beach, CA 9807

[email protected]

www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com

exhale cast members

The Pulse of Entertainment: Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Launches ‘Exhale’ with Five Notable Hosts

Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE launches talk show ‘Exhale’ with five notable hosts

exhale_aspire_hosts_promo

ASPiRE’s talk show, “Exhale,” hosts.

*Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network launched “Exhale” talk show May 7, 2014 with five notable African-American female hosts that include Angela Burt-Murray, comedian Erin Jackson, Issa Rae, Rene Syler (CBS’ “The Early Show”), and actress Malinda Williams. Guests on the talk show includes actress Niecy Nash (“The Soul Man”); reality television’s Judge Greg Mathis; legendary boxer Laila Ali, and actress Jenifer Lewis (Baggage Claim, Think Like A Man).

“I received an email from Lynn (Whitfield),” said Issa when asked how she was chosen as one of the five hosts of the talk show. “They heard about me through my web-series. It has been the most for-filling experiences of my life.”

Issa’s web-series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” help garner her over 20 million views, and over 160,000 subscribers on Youtube. She has developed web content for Pharrell Williams and Tracey Edmonds.

“I actually be friend a young woman on Twitter,” said two-time NAACP Image Award nominee Malinda Williams (Daddy’s Little Girl, First Sunday) about how she was placed on the show as a host. “One day she sent a text that the producers were casting for a new host. It was a down time for me…so she gave me the information.”

“I got an email from my manager,” said stand-up comedian Erin Jackson (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”) about how she landed the job as host of “Exhale.” “He said the network called. I didn’t have to audition. I said, ‘Damn that don’t happen in Hollywood!’”

“I heard about the launch…I was trying to find speaking points to make sure we’re represented,” said Angela Burt-Murray, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine and co-founder and editorial director of Cocoa Media Group. “What surprised me was how easily we all became friends. The moment we met. I’m not sure if it was planned by Lynn.”

The ASPiRE Network was launched June 27, 2012, and 65% of it is owned by Magic and 33% is owned by InterMedia Partners in New York. The headquarters for the network is in Atlanta. It was the pressure of Maxine Waters in congress during a hearing on minority owned networks that moved Comcast, which wanted to acquire a minority interest in NBCUniversal, to distribute for four minority owned networks of which ASPiRE was one. ASPiRE is also aired on Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, and Direct TV.

The slogan for ASPiRE is “Our Past. Our Now. Our Next. That’s ASPiRE,” and its focus in on positive uplifting images of African-Americans. You can log onto www.Aspire.tv for more information on “Exhale” and other programming’s.

Il Divo launches new album, ‘Il Divo – A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live,’ and U.S. tour

Simon Cowell's discovery Il Divo releases new album and tours U.S.

Simon Cowell’s discovery Il Divo releases new album and tours U.S.

It’s a mix. To choose musical theater pieces it was difficult,” said Carlos Maui one of four members of the multi-platinum selling international group about their latest album release “Il Divo – A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live.” “This is our seventh album and the most difficult. The music pieces were written for one voice.”

Carlos is Spanish with a baritone voice, and the other members include Sebastian Izambard from France with Pop sounding vocals, David Miller an American with a tenor voice, and Urs Buhler from Sweden with a tenor voice. They were put together and signed to a record deal by Simon Cowell for his Syco Music label distributed by Columbia Records. Il Divo has sold over 8 million records, and garnered over 29 awards.

“They never told me it was a group,” Carlos admitted when telling me his discovery story. “I was solo. I was always doing musical theaters. My ego of a solo artist wouldn’t let me do it. My ex-wife told me maybe I was bored, and needed to do something new. In a few weeks (of signing) he was flying us to the studio…he said be friends. I haven’t regretted a day.”

Il Divo has performed around the world, and has performed for crowds as large as 40,000. The tour started in March 28, 2014 and ends June 7th in Providence, RI. It arrives in my hometown of Baltimore June 4th at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. You can log onto www.IlDivo.com for more information.

(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 18th at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

The Pulse of Entertainment: ‘Blended’ Full of Laughs and Sentimental Moments

Warner Bros.’ Blended, full of laughs and sentimental moments, arrives in theaters May 23, 2014

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler stars in the Warner Bros.’ presentation of Blended.

 

*Full of laughs and sentimental moments is the reward given to movie attendees of Warner Bros’ presentation of Blended. Blended stars Adam Sandler (The Water Boy) and Drew Barrymore, and arrives in theaters May 23, 2014. The message is that a family is more than blood, first loves and first spouses – family is who loves you.

Most of the film’s backdrop is in Africa with hilarious moments and heart warming conclusions. Blended co-stars include Terry Crews (The Expendables 2), Shaquille O’Neal (Grown Ups 2), Joel McHale (NBC’s “Community”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”), Jessica Lowe (“RobotDown”), Bella Thorne (Disney’s “Shake It Up”), Dan Patrick (ESPN’s “SportsCenter”), Emma Fuhrmann (Fox’s “Link The Good Guys”), Alyvia Alyn Lynd (“Dark Skies”), Kyle Red Silverstein (“Grey’s Anatomy”), and Braxton Beckham (“iCarly”). Directed by Frank Coraci, and screenplay by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera Blended is the third time Sandler and Barrymore has starred in a comedy together, which included 50 First Dates and The Wedding Singer.

Both, in Blended, find themselves single parents. Adam plays Jim and Drew is Lauren who after a blind date gone bad finds themselves sharing a suite with their kids in an Africa safari for “blended” families.

Sandler produces the family friendly film along with Mike Karz and Jack Giarraputo, and executive producers are Barry Bernardi, Josie Rosen, Tim Herlihy, Allen Covert and Steven Koren. View the trailer at www.BlendedMovie.com.

Maurice Hines gives an outstanding performance in ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’ at The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, runs until May 24, 2014

Maurice Hines stars in 'Tappin' Thru Life' at The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Hollywood.

Maurice Hines stars in ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’ at The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Hollywood.

*Tap dancing legend and brother of the late Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines stars in “Tappin’ Thru Life” currently held at The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California. Backed by an all female orchestra, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Hines takes the audience from his birth to current day using visuals, songs and a very entertaining and funny narrative.

He had two amazing young tap dancing guest acts, Washington, DC brothers John and Leo Manzari, and 10 year-old Luke Spring, that had the audience on their feet. Music Director Dr. Sherrie Maricle also gives an impression solo drum performance.

With several suit changes Maurice not only gave us his life story, but the history of the great American performers such as Sinatra, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole and Leno Horn. Those were major stars that gave him and his brother Gregory the breaks in entertainment that lead to them becoming legendary tap dancing performers. Hines is also a choreographer whose credits include Hairspray, Uptown…It’s Hot! and Harlem Suite. He starred in Broadway musicals that included Eubie!, Bring Back Birdie and Sophisticated Ladies. He starred in the national tour Jelly’s Last Stand. His film credits include Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club. Maurice Hines is the first African-American director of Radio City Music Hall.

“Tappin’ Thru Life” is directed by Tony Award nominated Jeff Calhoun (Broadway’s Newsies) and is a co-production of the Arena Stage, Alliance Theater and Cleveland Play House. “Tappin’ Thru Life” includes 19 performances that run is from May 9 – 24th. The show covers 40 years of his career.

Hines expertly sings such classic hits as “Luck Be a Lady Tonight,” “Over The Rainbow,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “Smile,” “Stormy Weather,” and “A Tisket, A Tasket” – to name a few.

Rising R&B/Pop prince Trueful racks in the fans at Boardners in Hollywood recently, returns June 22, 2014

R&B/Pop prince Trueful returns to Boardners night-club June 22, 2014. (Credit: Eunice Moseley

R&B/Pop prince Trueful returns to Boardners night-club June 22, 2014. (Credit: Eunice Moseley)

*I maybe a little prejudice because this rising R&B/Pop prince, Trueful, has been a client of mine (as a Public Relations Strategist) since he was 14, he is now 27 years-old, but a recent performance by him and his French Royalty Dancers at Boardners night-club in Hollywood only proved to me again that he is a performer the entertainment industry should watch out for. Currently working on his fourth album (French Royalty Entertainment) – his second project qualified him for a Grammy Award nomination – Trueful will be returning to Boardners on June 22, 2014 to perform yet again.

I must have looked like I belonged to his large entourage because after he performed four of his singles, a young lady came to me and said he just won her as a fan for life. I received the same response during his performance at his album release concert for his last project, when he brought my hometown platinum selling legends Dru Hill to Los Angeles, along with H-Town.

During his performance at Boardners night-club Trueful performed his hit singles “Breast,” “My Baby,” and “Letter.” Another recent performance was at Urban Network on the same stage with Tony, Toni, Tone. He will be a special guest performer on July 5th at the Rising Star Award ceremony in Hollywood.

(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. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

anthony michael hobbs

Baltimore Actor Anthony Michael Hobbs to Star in ‘In A Roundabout Way’ Sunday, June 8 in NYC

Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs to star in ‘In A Roundabout Way’  Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the historic Hudson Lodge in New York

Anthony Hobbs stars in a dramatic reading about Abraham Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd, written by Kim Sykes; directed by Paul Hecht

Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs.

Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs.

(Baltimore, MD) – Nine year-old Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs (Emmy nominated “The Abolitionist”) will star in a dramatic reading of the play titled “In a Roundabout Way” about the wife of Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd.

The reading is about Lincoln’s journey of friendships and struggles after the President’s death. Hobbs plays Breed, a young homeless boy she befriends. The play was written by Kim Sykes and also stars Cynthia Darlow as Mary Todd, Kim Sykes as Mary’s friend Elizabeth Keckley, and Michael Arkin as a spiritualist name Henderick Swendon.

The reading will take place at the historic Hudson Lodge (601 Union Street) in Hudson, New York at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014.

The play takes place 12 years after the death of Lincoln and follows Mary Todd Lincoln during the Reconstruction era against the backdrop of political, social and economic upheaval. The reading is directed by Paul Hecht.

Anthony Michael’s acting and modeling credit – to be so young – are extensive. He starred as Samuel Wise in the Nolan Williams, Jr. holiday musical presentation, “Christmas Gift!” held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in Maryland. He starred as a young Frederick Douglas in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS special “The American Experience: The Abolitionist.” He also appeared in the 2013 Holiday campaign for Finish Line athletic chain, the second largest athletic chain in the U.S.

Hobbs also stars in a DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc ); in a United Way PSA (http://vimeo.com/54017197);  in a Norwegian Cruise-Line commercial that also airs during the cruise-line voyages; in several PBS Sprout Network mini-segments; in a PSA spot for the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC); in a segment of the “SkWids” kids’ on-line Internet show at www.SkWids.com; in the national classroom program called KinderRhyme which appears in over 2600 school programs;  the voice of an instructional video for advertising firm TBWA World Wide – the largest advertising holding company in the world;  appears in the film Waiting for Godot; an industrial commercial for the U.S. National Parks Services; a Baltimore County Recycling commercial; a Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger commercial, and Hobbs appeared in USDA’s Healthy Kids 2011 print campaign.

Anthony Michael Hobbs at the 2013 Emmy Awards representing PBS special "The Abolitionist."

Anthony Michael Hobbs at the 2013 Emmy Awards representing PBS special “The Abolitionist.”

Anthony Michael Hobbs is also a winner of eight Global Stars Network acting awards. When not acting and going on auditions Hobbs reads, plays sports, dances, and spends time with his dog.

For more information on Anthony Michael Hobbs log onto his website at www.Anthony-Michael.com or contact his management at 410-908-4869.

 

source:
Freelance Associates
Contact: Eunice Moseley
3624 Lime Avenue #Rear
Long Beach, CA 90806
Off: (866) 938-5220
[email protected]