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Natalie Cole, performer, singer, actress went home to Jesus passing on at the age of 65 on December 31, 2015 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Natalie Cole suffered from complications of an organ transplant and Hepatitis C infection. Ms. Cole believed it was due to drug abuse from 30 years prior during the 70’s and 80’s. Natalie Cole is survived by her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole. The memory her family shares is strength. Natalie drew on her strength of her faith in life and death. Natalie is at rest with Jesus and her legacy will live on as a bright shining star. Natalie shared the same “strive” fervor of her father Nat King Cole, whose voice broke down racial barriers of 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Let’s thank God for the gift He allowed us to experience in Nat King Cole and the 65 years of blessing in the heritage of Natalie Cole. Enjoy a little piece of the joy the Cole family brought to the world in the songs “Fall in love” and “Unforgettable”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKCyUe4syc4
Links for Natalie Cole
Official Website, http://www.nataliecole.com/articles.html
If you love video games and enjoy comparing the pros and cons, Anita from Feminist Frequency gives an interesting review of the Ubisoft’s new video game. While the video has progressed with better modeling of women as being powerful, intelligent and not just a prop on her back to fulfill the lust of men. The video lacks the equality of including African-American representation in the video that would show a more realistic view of the time period and a better attraction for today’s consumers. You can read more articles and see more videos by Feminist Frequency here.
The world-famous Wix.com is getting into music in a big way. Wix is opening up opportunities for the little guys to get their music heard world-wide. Your video will open for major music acts. Wix will even pay the cost of playing your music on their You tube channel. The music and video must be your own with full rights. You submit and tell folks about it. You can submit until November 2, 2015.
Bone Hampton is one of our favorite comedians. The bonus is he is a true man of God, loving Jesus out loud. Bone is the host of the Comedy show at the Dove awards October 12 at the Shamblin Theatre in Lipscomb University, 7:00 p.m.. The headliners are Sherri Shepherd and John Crist. Bone is throwing us a bone by holding seats for anyone who says they will be at the Comedy show tomorrow. So Text Bone at (770 331-0132) ASAP so he can hold your seat. Bone only sends out these special bonuses via the Christian Comedy Association. So to get the heads up, you got to sign up. The info to reserve your seat is in the image below. Remember to sign up for the next event.
Shake it all night long with Jermaine Dupri at Studio Paris for Halloween. A Halloween DJ set for music lovers. Tables are $1000 to $1500 with bottles included. Jermaine Dupri is a man who loves to evolve and build on his craft. Creating music that generates immediate reactions tells an artist whether the song will fly off the digital shelves or collect cyber dust. Jermaine’s ear is good for melting sounds that will vibe with the pulse of audiences.
Its exciting to listen to Jermaine talk about his creative process, so that when you here his songs you really appreciate all the work. Jermaine has worked with many artists in his career and it seems as long as there is sound Jermaine will keep making music and spinning records at his DJ sets. You can find out more about Jermaine Dupri on his social media website, Global 14 .
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by Kathy Brocks
The Fall Festival Chicago at the Daley Center under the Picasso was a great kick off to the first weekend in October 2015. The Fall festival is a break in the day for Chicago’s to hang out and listen to good music during the lunch time hours. Matt Kysia and Daniel Wade warmed our cold bones on this fall day. Admittedly I had never heard of Matt Kysia or Daniel Wade. My naivety proved to be a benefit. I got to listen without reserve to Soulful Rock, R&B and a bit of the 80’s style rock that makes you want to jump and sing-along. Matt Kysia’s vocals are raspy smooth and sexy. Daniel Wade’s vocals are classic rock. Two great performances.
Daniel Wade released four EP’s, Hyperconnector, Stronger Machines, Rising Moon Anxiety and One For The Void. Daniel covered Amy Winehouse’s song called Valerie. Sad song but Daniel makes the song his own. You can hear the emotions and ironic humor conveyed in his vocals. Nice job considering I do not listen to Amy Winehouse music. You may have seen Daniel this summer during the Chicago summer festivals and concert venues around Chicago.like Taste of Randolph, a massive event, GMan Tavern, subterranean, the Beat Kitchen and a few more. A few of Daniel’s fans showed up to rock out. You can find Daniel’s upcoming events on SongKick.
One of Matt’s new-found fans said that Matt’s voice is one you can Step Dance to all night long. Step Dancing is a very popular shuffle rhythm dance beloved among southerners and people in the midwest. This is truly a compliment because serious Step Dancers are particular about their music and vocalists. Your vocals need to be clean and smooth with some sexy kick, Matt. The good thing about Matt is that he can move from one style of music to the next effortlessly. Matt hails from the Motor CIty, Detroit Michigan, a great place to learn vocal rhythms. Matt Kysia has a new demo out on his Facebook page Kysia Live.
This is a clip of Matt Kysia’s performance,
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ACAW Media solicited an opinion from a movie goer after she had seen the movie War Room and this is what she had to say:
“The movie “War Room” opened in theaters today and it is a “Devine” intervention. I laughed. I cried. It jumps immediately into the action of the lives of a married couple. There’s something for the faithful, unfaithful, men, women young and old. The movie addresses real life issues. It had to have been based on someone’s life (mine perhaps). It transitions well and remains entertaining throughout the movie. War Room was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it. Believers and non-believers are in for a treat.
Now we know the faith movies with good characters is possible. If people can not see themselves in the movie you know its a flop regardless of numbers. But so far War Room is a movie people can relate.
Chicago’s own Gospel Singer, Pastor, Author and Business Woman Candy LaFlora is recording her new single titled “Hope” August 8, 2014 at Eagle Mountain Church, Fort Worth Texas, where Kenneth Copeland Pastors. The tickets are free but registration is a must. You can listen to snippets of Candy’s work via Amazon and buy it. Candy’s last album ” Lord I love you” is still available on her website.
Below is a video of Candy LaFlora speaking about her project titled “Hope” and what she endeavors to accomplish with this new project. Candy is working with Sonjia Dickerson, Stevel Davis, Kimberley Jeffries, Sonya Blakey, Kevin Dickerson, Stephanie La Flora Sinish and Bj Watts Jr.
Michael Manson new music and video for “Just one touch” featuring Lennard Razor and Khari Parker, live performance,
Last night was absolutely amazing. The performance artist raised the praise at Rock da Spot, cafe of Philadelphia Church presented by Alternative. There were 19 performers: Cedrick, Articulite, Justin aka Jay-Dawg, Eddie Sterling and Strongheart, Legacy, Street Prophet, Brit Nicole, Trinity Brothers: Conclave, Download, Trinity, Aye ‘Alex’ Sanford, Kaylen, Ms. Odeta, D.H. and the Next Level Band, Dance Troop-Taking Notes, Cell Block, Isaiah aka 7Tre, Lamar Simms and Conclave doing solo.
Markasa, the founder of the Alternative, put together this event for the purpose of drawing in souls, going outside the walls of the church to reach the lost. Markasa’s next event will allow for open mic. A few of my first time favorites are Aye ‘Alex’ Sanford, The tattooed Saint Tay Spears, Articulite of Hot Sauce Poetry at 1539 S. Pulaski Rd Chicago Illinois talked about protecting your heart by not giving away your “Soy Sauce”, a euphemism for not fornicating ; Cell Blok relates poetry to the streets and how God can reach you no matter where you are at; Street Prophet speaks up for the silent voices and the handsome Legacy of Legacy Musik, Shepherd Express Best of 2013 Winner. Legacy stepped out in boldness and went into worship. Ladies, that is very hot. A man who prays makes your heart flutter. All these men and women are prayer warriors. They love Jesus with all that got and what they got is the good news of Jesus Christ. See one of Legacy’s You Tube video called “My Side”.