Nick Jonas’ Head Start

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Over forty years ago, there were many successful family music acts. The Jackson Five was possibly the top of family bands during this time. Of course, members moved on to find various levels of solo success, much like our featured artist this week: Nick Jonas. The pop music superstar from Dallas, Texas who will turnRead More






Da Baddest and The Best

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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar In several previously published posts I used a quote from author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. He was one of my personal favorites when I started in the newspaper and publishing business. One ofRead More






Yuna’s International Influence

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After over five years and three hundred posts, there are still times when I write something for the first time. This week is one of those times. Weekly Music Commentary this week features Yunalis Mat Zara’ai, professionally known as Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna. I have written about music with Asian influence, but this is the first timeRead More






Reinventing Fantasia

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The date was April 7, 2013. That’s the date when I published the first post featuring dynamic singer/entertainer Fantasia Barrino. Titled “Against All Odds”, the focus was about how much the American Idol champion had to overcome in life. Fantasia survived, and at that point seemed poised to move on with her life and careerRead More






New Music From Missy Elliott?

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“There’s a harsh reality – nothing lasts forever. You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast.” Recently I found this quote while preparing for another post. The sentence is powerful because it is applicable to us all, regardless our age and place in life. I found it interesting that the statement above was by hip hopRead More