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Album Review: Phillip Phillips Gives His All With ‘Collateral’

What a name, what a talent! Phillip Phillips, the artist with the unforgettable name and undeniable talent, is back and better than ever. The singer-songwriter-guitarist, who rose to fame as the winner of the eleventh season of American Idol, is a fighter. From battling through health issues during his Idol run to holding 19 Entertainment […]

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‘Dirk Gently’ Actor Amitai Marmorstein Talks BBC America Hit and Taran Killam Project

Mystery, suspense, and a whole lot of the unexpected. That’s exactly what you get with BBC America and Netflix’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. We were lucky enough to sit down with one of the stars of season two, Amitai Marmorstein, and learned all about his role as Blackwing Lt. Assistant, working with Samuel Barnett, and […]

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Beyond ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ – an In-Depth Look at Author, Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain, follows the true story of Warsaw Zookeepers, Jan and Antonina Zabinski and how they saved hundreds of people from the Nazis in World War II. However, before the story was a film on the silver screen, it was a bestselling novel of the same name by acclaimed author Diane […]

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5 Female Artists You Need to Hear in 2017

It might be too early to say with the year just starting up, but with what we’ve heard for the past 12 months, 2017 is gearing up to be a great musical chapter ahead. With plenty of promising up and comers slowly making their way to the forefront of the music scene, there is a long […]

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Album Preview: Karmin’s Future is Bright With ‘Leo Rising’

Concept albums are always a gamble. In one sense, the pay off can be big and define an era in artist or band’s career. This was the case with Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and Green Day’s “American Idiot,” both of which also had strong songs which could standalone as radio singles. They can also serve […]

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Up and Coming Band to Watch: Bad Bad Hats

Nearly every concert headliner has an opening act and that opening act has a tough job. They have to perform in front of a crowd that has likely never heard of them before and are anxiously awaiting the band they really came to see. The energy from the crowd is different and in many cases […]

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Actress, Tammy Gillis Talks the Pressures and Privileges of Portraying an American Hero

Taking on the role of an American soldier and hero is a daunting task for many actors to attempt. For actress Tammy Gillis, having the opportunity to depict such a courageous character was a hurdle worth jumping. The newest installment of the Hallmark Signed, Sealed, Delivered series, Impossible Dream, is a story based on the […]

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Album Review: David Cook Pumps Life Into ‘Digital Vein’

After parting ways with RCA and relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, singer and songwriter, David Cook returns to the music scene from a four-year hiatus with his third studio album, Digital Vein.

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Miriam Pultro Sings It Like It Is with Debut Single, ‘Good Thing I Don’t Love You’

Love is all you need—unless you come to a hard realization regarding the truth of that beloved four-letter word. Falling in love does not always end up like a romantic comedy or a photograph from some home catalog. Love means pain, heartache, breakups, and lonely nights of drinking your face off, or sending text messages you shouldn’t have. No one understands […]

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Living and Loving The Artists’ Life: Chatting with Andrea Stefancikova

With more than a dozen film, television and stage credits to her name, Andrea Stefancikova is not your average actress. While prominent in the indie film circuit, the social media savvy artist is incredibly dedicated to her craft and understands the real value it brings to not just her life, but those who appreciate and understand film the way she does.

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Certain Songs Get So Scratched Into Your Soul: An Intro to The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady is my favorite band. That said, they aren’t for everyone. Not one person in my life enjoys them, and my best friend tells me over and over that he “doesn’t get it.”

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‘Mythos’ Makes Waves and Soars with ‘Sea and Sky’

In an industry where less than 10% of women produce or direct films, it’s refreshing to see someone like Miriam Pultro hammer away at the glass ceiling and build a platform for creative storytelling with “Mythos”. The critically acclaimed web series, which has been nominated and won numerous industry accolades, is the classic mythological tale of a hero’s journey based on mortality, family, love and fate.

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Top 10 Albums of 2013

I realize all the major outlets have the same albums hanging around towards the front of their lists (which raises a slew of other questions) but nonetheless, these are my personal favorite albums released this year.

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