The Pulse of Entertainment:
Ricardo Bacelar's Keys are Popping on 'Sebastiana' Album - Nigerian Marenikae Afro-Merges on New CD
"I used elements of American culture...and all Latin cultures," said Jazz keyboardist Ricardo Bacelar about
his latest album released titled "Sebastiana." "Latin Americans play Brazilian music differently. They mix
the cultures Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, and Cuba. We have musicians from each culture. Each has their own
way to weave the song." "Sebastiana," meaning "she knows," features Ricardo on
keyboard (Brazil); Steve Hinson on guitar (US); Anderson Quintero on drums (Venezuela); Yoel del Sol on percussion (Cuba);
Channo Tierra on accordion (Colombia); Cesar Lemos on base (Brazil); Jose Sibaja on trumpet (Colombia); Jesus Rodriguez on
percussion (Peru), and vocalists Maye Osorio (US), Andrea Mangiamarchi (Venezuela), Rose Max (Brazil) and Ramatis Moraes (Brazil).
Lemos is also producer of the project, which Bacelar placed a sample of his daughters'...Read
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Nigeria birth the iconic Sade' whose vocals and style are unmatched. The
country also birth vocalist Marenikae Lasode, who just released her debut album "Ajebutter." Her vocals and style
is also unmatched. In fact, she is so unmatched she had to make up her own genre, which she calls Afro-Merge.
"My style is influenced by many people...so I had to give it a name. I call it Afro-Merge," Marenikae said. "I
come from a musical family. My father owns a record label. The first group my father turned out is the biggest African artists." Lasode said initially she stepped away from her calling because she did not want to sing traditional African
music. "The stigma around artists wasn't really what I wanted...so I went to college for Criminology.
After a while I decided that this ...Read
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Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Arrives
in Theatre April 27, 2018, Presented by Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
(New York, NY) - Marvel's Avenger sequels continue with Avangers: Infinity War. Presented by Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures,
Avengers Infinity War arrivrd in theatres April 27, 2018. Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D'Esposito,
Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the
It's an unprecedented cinematic journey
and ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings
to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice
all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Holly Robinson Peete and husband Rodney Peete, NFL Veteran
Quarterback to Host the Jonathan Founation Fundraiser June 2, 2018
(Los Angeles, CA) - Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete
are this year's honorees at The Jonathan Foundation's 5th "Annual Spring Fundraiser." The fundraiser will be held
on held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 at 5:00 PM.
"ULMII" Enter. Conference Sat April 21st in Baltimore - www.UpliftingMinds2.com - (562)-424-3836
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Pulse of Entertainment interviewed public relations guru Edna Sims (center) owner of ESP Public Relations about the "Excellence
in Media Services" Award she received from the Black Business Association at their 27th annual 'Salute to Black Women"
Luncheon Awards and covered the awards ceremony to witness Sims receive her honor. She is pictured with BBA's Chairwoman Gwen
Moore and CEO Earl Cooper, II. Watch pictures from the event below!
"Journey to Love" by Eunice Moseley now Available at Barnes and Nobles.
of THE WEEK
(Los Angeles, CA) - Tanya Hart, four time Emmy Award and George Foster Peabody Award winning producer of
television series and documentary films, TV Host, and Syndicated Radio Personality has been elected for a second term as co-chair
of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors for a two-year term (www.Caucus.org). Hart is the first African-American
and first woman to head up the 45-year-old entertainment industry trade organization, along with Robert Papazian.
Tanya was honored by her alma mater Michigan State University during Women's History Month. As a woman who is making a difference. Michigan State University is featuring her for Women's History Month.
See link to video: bit.ly/2F4Qjhh
Currently, Hart has been in the forefront of spearheading The Caucus to feature
a Panel Discussion on Sexual Harassment, which will be held at Emerson College on Wednesday, April 4 @ 7PM. Hart along with
The Caucus is currently working with California Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes supporting a bill to get the statute of limitations
changed in sexual harassment cases.
2016, when Hart was first elected as The Caucus Co-Chair, she has implemented
many changes which include; Awarding approximately $100,000 in scholarship grants to woman of color though the Caucus Foundation.
She is also responsible for big name executives to be honored by The Caucus including Kenya Barris, writer, Producer, Black-ish
TV show and Girls Trip.
Tanya's podcast "Hollywood Live Extra" premiered in the fall 2017 and is gaining
great traction in the podcast genre. Here's a link to a recent podcast: aurn.com/hollywood-live-extra-26-wrinkle-in-time
Hart is a recipient of Distinguished Service Award and the Diversity Award from The Caucus and serves on the Caucus
Foundation board of directors.
The Caucus is leading the evolution of television by providing a creative forum
for Writers and Directors to explore the issues of the ever-changing landscape of content and exhibition. The Caucus
is proud of its rich history and esteemed membership of television innovators. For over 40 years, The Caucus has provided
an opportunity for the best and the brightest talent to network and voice the 'creative conscience' of the Television Industry.
Today, we continue to stand for better and meaningful content across all platforms. As Producers, Writers and Directors we
support a working environment that fosters, through our various programs, the best content that we can create for our audiences.
In addition to its professional membership, The Caucus is proud of its non-profit work through The Caucus Foundation.
Established in 2000 to help launch the careers of future entertainment professionals in film, television and emerging media;
The Foundation provides completion grants to student thesis productions from accredited universities and colleges. To date
The Caucus Foundation Grant Program has given over $1.6 million dollars in cash and in-kind awards.
of The Caucus also include: JJ Abrams, Kevin Bright, James Burrows, Suzanne de Passe, Vin Di Bona, Dennis Doty, Chuck Fries,
Tom Hanks, Tanya Hart, Charles Floyd Johnson, Lee Miller, Bob Papazian, Norman Powell, Herman Rush and others leading producers,
writers and directors. For additional information on The Caucus visit: www.caucus.org
Tanya currently hosts "Hollywood
Live with Tanya Hart, a daily syndicated Radio and Online program distributed by American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) on more
than 300 affiliate stations nationwide. Additionally, she heads up Tanya Hart Consulting, Inc. in Hollywood, a multi-media
content company that recently produced the national awareness campaign act against HIV/AIDS for the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control & Prevention Agency (CDC). Hart's life story is now housed in the Library of Congress in the HistoryMakers collections.
A student at Harvard University Tanya studied with Gerald Lesser, creator of "Sesame Street". During that
time Tanya was involved with creating the TV program "Infinity Factory". Hart went on to produce several documentaries
for PBS, as well as syndicated children's programs "Call It Macaroni," and "Rebop". In 1990 BET Founder
Robert Johnson brought Tanya to Hollywood to build BET's West Coast operation. Hart created three shows including "Live
from LA with Tanya Hart." Her infamous interview with late rapper Tupac Shakur from the series would be used in the 2003
Oscar-nominated documentary film "Tupac: Resurrection." In 2000 Tanya partnered with Western Syndication to produce
the popular syndicated series "Live from Hollywood" a national talent show which was the forerunner to American
Hart has recently appeared on ABC, CNN, HLN and "Inside Edition" talking about the film industry,
diversity in Hollywood and other entertainment stories. With four Emmy Awards and eight nominations, Tanya has also received
a Peabody Award, five medals from the International TV and Film Festival of New York, and numerous other honors.