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THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT
Actual Villains are the Future of Pop Rock!
Posted by Spoken Word

Actual Villains is a new project launched late 2015 by Andrew DeNeef & Jj Cooper the driving force behind Close to Home (Razor & tie records/ Artery Recordings 2010-2015). 

One thing is clearly different about Actual Villains sound transitioning from Close to home. There's a more serious tone and the song writing has matured. They've turned away from breakdowns & screaming vocals that once defined them as a metal band and directed their focus into writing their catchiest, most real songs yet.

This hard hitting upbeat 4-piece has written a very diverse but cohesive debut self-titled EP, out...Read More

It's Jazz, Soul, Rhythm & Blues by Solex
Posted by Spoken Word

A native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Solomon grew up as a PK (Preacher’s Kid) and was exposed to the ministry of music early in his childhood. He is the oldest of three siblings and began playing the bass guitar at age 15 with his family’s gospel quartet, The Edmond Family. Solomon’s passion for playing the keyboard ultimately lead him to a career as a minister of ­music for over 25 years. He has since began focusing on the creation and production of the music that has always been a part of his being yet was forbidden to be expressed...Love Songs and...Read More

Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind - Luke Jon Shearer
Posted by Spoken Word

Luke Jon Shearer is a multi-instrumentalist and solo artist from Newcastle, Australia. To date he has released two albums with Sydney band Temple Of Sorrow in which his stamp on the band’s sound was dramatic and immediate through his creation of beautiful, Spacious walls of sound. 2013 saw Luke enter the studio under he’s full birth name to record his debut solo album as well as head out on tour for the first time as a solo artist. Accompanied by a 3 piece band Luke travelled to all of Australia’s major cities including Hobart and Launceston for the first time...Read More

Music Hall of Fame
2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee - Deep Purple
Posted by Spoken Word

T hey created a riff everyone knows, a concert format no one had previously presented, and a sound to which countless bands owe a great debt. That gives Deep Purple at least three claims on history. The chugging chord progression of “Smoke on the Water” became so deeply embedded in the culture, it now has the resonance of a Biblical quote. The 1969 Concerto for Group and Orchestra was the first live release ever to pair a rock band with a full symphony, while Deep Purple’s essential musculature forged the hard-rocking sound that later solidified into heavy metal....Read More

True Worship Music
Charles Jenkins-Gospel Legend
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F aith Leader, Social Engineer, Entrepreneur, Idea Maker, Communicator, and Friend are just some of the words that describe Charles Jenkins who is a leader widely respected and revered for his generous heart, innovative thinking, contemporary leadership, diverse influence, business savvy and holistic approach to social change and large-scale community development. Jenkins lives a lifestyle of giving.

For 15 years Jenkins has been widely known as the Senior Pastor of the historic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, a rapidly growing multi-location congregation founded by civil rights pioneer Reverend Clay Evans. Under Jenkins’ leadership at Fellowship, each year thousands...Read More

Celebrity Pick
This month's celebrity pick is the awesome actress Tracee Ellis Ross
Posted by Spoken Word

T he daughter of Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross was born in Los Angeles in October 1972. After college, Ross worked in the magazine industry, which led her to modeling and subsequently acting. She got her first big acting break with a role on the TV series Girlfriends, which ran from 2000 until 2008. After appearing on several other shows and in movies, in 2014 Ross landed another starring role in the series Black-ish. The show has been a success and weekly showcase for the actress's talents.

Early Years

Tracee Ellis Ross was born on October 29, 1972,...Read More

Video of the Week
Bobby Womack - Harry Hippie
Posted by Spoken Word

Greatest Wrestlers of All Time
Roman Reigns - One of the greatest wrestlers of all time!
Posted by Spoken Word

L eati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985) is an American professional wrestler, former professional Canadian football player, and a member of the Anoaʻi family. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Roman Reigns, and he is the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion in his third reign.

After playing collegiate football for Georgia Tech,[1] Anoaʻi started his professional football career with brief off-season stints with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) in 2007. He then played a full season for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos in 2008 before his release and retirement from football.

Anoaʻi then pursued a career in professional wrestling and was signed by WWE in 2010, reporting to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). Using the ring name Roman Reigns, he made his main roster debut in November 2012 alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose as The Shield. The trio teamed together until June 2014, after which Reigns started both headlining pay-per-views in singles competition and contending for world title that month. In his WWE career, Reigns is a three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Rollins), and was the 2015 Royal Rumble winner and the 2014 Superstar of the Year. He also tied the WWE record for most eliminations in a Survivor Series elimination match with four in the 2013 event, and set the record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match with 12...Read More

Health and Mental Wellness
What Is a Stomach Ulcer?
Posted by Spoken Word

Stomach ulcers are painful sores that can be found in the stomach lining or small intestine. Stomach ulcers are the most visible sign of peptic ulcer disease. They occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced, thus enabling the digestive acids to eat away at the lining tissues of the stomach.

Stomach ulcers are easily cured, but they can become severe without proper treatment.

What Causes Stomach Ulcers?

Stomach ulcers aren’t necessarily caused by one single factor. The decrease in the stomach’s mucus lining that leads to an ulcer is usually caused by one of the following:

  • an infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori )
  • long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen
  • excess acid (hyperacidity) in the stomach, which may be related to genetics, lifestyle (stress, smoking), and certain foods
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a rare disease that makes the body produce excess stomach acid

 

Certain factors and behaviors can put you at higher risk for developing stomach ulcers:

  • smoking
  • frequent use of steroids (such as those for treating asthma)
  • hypercalcemia (overproduction of calcium)
  • family history of stomach ulcers
  • being over 50 years old
  • excessive consumption of alcohol

Symptoms of Stomach Ulcers

A number of symptoms are associated with stomach ulcers. The severity of the symptoms depends on the severity of the...Read More

Origins of Music
Planet Rock - By Reginald C. Dennis
Posted by Spoken Word

When the surviving members of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five assembled in the grand ballroom of New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and triumphantly accepted the honor of becoming the first hip-hop group ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was the ultimate endorsement of this unlikely and often maligned genre’s rugged march towards parity, respectability and acceptance.

It might have taken nearly 35 years for the hip-hop’s standard to navigate the nine or so miles from 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx — the movement’s ancestral home and headquarters of DJ Kool Herc and his famed Herculoids sound system — to midtown Manhattan, but on that night in 2007, when it finally took its place alongside the others, the circle of rock and roll edged that much closer to completion.

Unfortunately, not everyone saw it that way.  And in some circles, even after the 2009 induction of Run-D.M.C — the group credited with establishing the rap/rock hybrid as a genre of its own — questions regarding hip-hop’s overall merit and legitimacy still persisted.

Hip-Hop — a sub-culture created by and for a segment of the population that had little in the way of formal artistic training or access to the reigns of institutional power— might have blossomed from a local underground youth movement into a global lifestyle with enough street smarts to change the course of most aspects of entertainment, fashion, sports and commerce, but was it really rock and roll? Most...Read More

Never Endorsing Wackness
RIKKINELL TV
Added by Spoken Word
Nov 2nd 2012
Chaquis Maliq
Added by Spoken Word
Nov 2nd 2012
The Music Shop-Album of the Month
Ultimate Classic Rock
The Grateful Dead - Ultimate Classic Rock!
Posted by Spoken Word

T he Grateful Dead were the most important band of the psychedelic era and among the most groundbreaking acts in rock and roll history. They broke all the rules while slowly and steadily building a career that carried them from the ballrooms of San Francisco in the Sixties to arenas and stadiums all over the country in the decades that followed. A leaderless democracy, they were fronted by guitarist Jerry Garcia, whose improvisational tangents made him a pied piper to the largest and most devoted cult following in popular music: a massive network of fans known as “Deadheads.” The...Read More

Classic Hip Hop
Masta Ace is considered to be a highly skilled and influential MC
Posted by Spoken Word

D uval Clear known better by his stage name Masta Ace, is an American rapper and record producer from Brownsville, Brooklyn. He appeared on the classic 1988 Juice Crew posse cut "The Symphony". He is noted for his distinct voice, rapping proficiency and for influencing several MCs, including Eminem.

Clear graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1988, after meeting Marley Marl in 1987 during his summer break.[6] Ace made his recording debut as on the Hip Hop posse-cut "The Symphony", along with fellow Juice Crew members Craig G, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, released...Read More

Sports Entertainment
Meet the first woman to play professional baseball in an all men's leagues - Toni Stone
Posted by Spoken Word

Toni "Tomboy" Stone made history in 1953 when she joined the Negro Leagues, making her the first woman ever to play professionally in a men's league.

Female baseball player Toni Stone made history in 1953 when she was signed by the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro Leagues, making her the first woman ever to play professionally in a men's league. Stone began playing ball when she was only 10 years old. Over the years, many people tried to dissuaded her from the game, including her husband. After baseball, she worked as a nurse. She died in 1996.

Early...Read More

Classic Movies & Television
Remembering the Facts of Life
Posted by Spoken Word

T he Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series focuses on Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) as she becomes a housemother (and after the second season, a dietitian as well) at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

A spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes, the series featured the Drummonds' housekeeper, Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) as the housemother of a dormitory at Eastland School,...Read More

The Golden Era
The Golden Era and Beyond - Fat Joe
Posted by Spoken Word

J oseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper. He is also the CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad.

Fat Joe's debut album was Represent, released in 1993, followed by Jealous One's Envy in 1995. From 1998 to 2006, he was signed to Atlantic Records, releasing four albums under the label, Don Cartagena in 1998, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) in 2001, Loyalty in 2002, and All or Nothing in 2005. Around the release of All or Nothing, Fat Joe...Read More

Can We Please Have a Moment of Silence
This month we celebrate the life and legacy of Prince
Posted by Spoken Word

Prince ( June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

Prince arrived on the scene in the late Seventies, and it didn’t take long for him to upend the music world with his startling music and arresting demeanor. He rewrote the rulebook, forging a synthesis of black funk and white rock that served as a blueprint for cutting-edge music in the Eighties. Prince made dance music that rocked and rock music that had a bristling, funky backbone. From the beginning, Prince and his music were androgynous, sly, sexy and provocative. His colorful image and revolutionary music made Prince a...Read More

Voices of Jazz
Ornette Coleman on Voices of Jazz
Posted by Spoken Word

The father of the controversial free jazz movement, and a saxophonist and composer who became one of the prime innovators in jazz and modern music.

One of the most important (and controversial) innovators of the jazz avant-garde, Ornette Coleman gained both loyal followers and lifelong detractors when he seemed to burst on the scene in 1959 fully formed. Although he, and Don Cherry in his original quartet, played opening and closing melodies together, their solos dispensed altogether with chordal improvisation and harmony, instead playing quite freely off of the mood of the theme. Coleman's tone (which purposely wavered in pitch) rattled some listeners, and his solos were emotional and followed their own logic. In time, his approach would be quite influential, and the quartet's early records still sound advanced many decades later.

Unfortunately, Coleman's early development was not documented. Originally inspired by Charlie Parker, he started playing alto at 14 and tenor two years later. His early experiences were in R&B bands in Texas, including those of Red Connors and Pee Wee Crayton, but his attempts to play in an original style were consistently met with hostility both by audiences and fellow musicians. Coleman moved to Los Angeles in the early '50s, where he worked as an elevator operator while studying music books. He met kindred spirits along the way in Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Bobby Bradford, Charles Moffett, and Billy Higgins, but it was not until 1958 (after many unsuccessful attempts to sit in with...Read More

Videos
 Peace on Earth -  Luke Jon Shearer
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Posted on May 9th 16
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 Actual Villains- Cave in
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Posted on May 9th 16
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The Como Brothers Band - Hey Kristen (Lyric Video) The Como Brothers Band - Numbed (Lyric Video)
Posted on March 31st 14
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The Como Brothers Band - Late Nights (Music Video) The Como Brothers Band - Straight Face (Music Video) Nicci Canada - Attraction (Official Music Video)
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Posted on January 8th 14
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Utopian Dreams Summer 2012 - So into You (snippet)
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Posted on September 7th 13
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Nicky Rubin - Help Me
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Posted on September 7th 13
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The Seal Breakers - Brooklyn - Feat. Paula Sheniece
Posted on August 18th 13
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