Summer Music Festivals That Give Back

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I haven’t been made … aware of many philanthropic festivals, but I would definitely include that factor in when purchasing tickets, although the artists playing at the festivals account for a bit more, as bad of a person as it makes me seem. – Val, Recent College Graduate

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The Carters Announce Summer Tour


Queen Bey just can’t seem to stay away from the element of surprise. Unbeknownst to my Monday morning, I logged in to a Twitter timeline, chalked full with the news that the power couple officially announced their tour dates and ticket sales. Rumors had swirled since early April, but lost its stamina upon the […]

Review Of Jhene Aiko’s New Album: Sail Out


Singer/Songwriter, Jhene Aiko (Photo Credit: Def Jam)

This fall season has been filled with wonderful album releases and movie premieres, but none excited me more than Jhene Aiko’s Sail Out. Jhene, who is 25, has weathered many features with today’s hottest rappers. You can hear her on Big Sean’s radio hit, “Beware”, Drake’s […]

Ria Reece Band Gives Back

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Ria Reece will make fans happy to get the blues. The Canadian artist proves that debut artists can have the soul of veteran artists. Reece has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene and is sure to take over America soon. Her bluesy voice has earned her comparisons […]

Musician Kelley James Gives Back Through Strikeouts For Troops

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The talented and versatile national recording artist Kelley James is not only bringing a fascinating and fresh sound to the masses, he is also giving back through his music. Kelley just released a new album called The Pattern Transcending in October and has built his career on the road playing […]

Music, Art and Style. Remembering Lou Reed.

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October 27th, 2013. If you were on any social network at all this day, Twitter was especially abuzz, you heard about the passing of “Punk Rock Pioneer” Lou Reed. Emerging from Andy Warhol’s factory scene, Lou Reed was a member of Velvet Underground, a band that should at least sound a bit familiar to […]

Charity Meets Entertainment: Canadian Singer Norine Braun

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Norine Braun is on a roll. Her album Coventus The Eye Of The Heart is gaining critical acclaim in her native Canada. She has won awards in her native country and America, including Female Jazz Singer-songwriter of the Year at the Los Angeles Independent International Music Awards. and now her rootsy blues is gaining […]

Recap: First Annual Delta Country Jam

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Although I had to depart Music City to tail the acts of some of country music’s finest, I found out that the lengthy trek to Tunica, Mississippi was well worth the musical journey. The two-day Delta Country Jam stayed true to its name as it was “jam” packed […]

Proceeds From Alice BrightSky’s ReverbNation Sales To Benefit Half The Sky

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Up and coming NYC singer/songwriter Alice BrightSky is not only making waves with her melodic, heartfelt tunes, she is also giving back through her music. Alice has chosen to work with Half The Sky, an organization that aims to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide and turn that oppression into opportunity.

Charity Meets Music: Country Music Artist Stephanie Quayle

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As if being beautiful, smart and talented weren’t enough, Stephanie Quayle goes above and beyond to accompany her beautiful soul by adding kindness, caring and generosity to the count.

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In speaking with the Montana-born turned Music City resident, the singer/songwriter/philanthropist radiated life into the […]

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