The Pulse of Entertainment: Kristen Mather de Andrade, Principle Clarinetist for the Army,
Releases Solo Album, ‘Clarao (Of Course)' ByEunice Moseley
"I am a non-commissioned officer,"
said Kristen Mather de Andrade about her role in West Point's Army Special Band as a clarinetist. Kristen just released a
solo Jazz album titled "Clarao (Of Course)" where she showcases her skills as a clarinetist and vocalist. "There
is a special band in all the services. People audition for them. I won and was commissioned." Mather
de Andrade has been the principle clarinetist for the Army Special Band since 2007, so I think it's safe to say she is a veteran
in the music business. On "Clarao," produced by Sergio Krakowski, Kristen sings in Portuguese and for some reason
the sound takes me to Africa. Makes me ask myself is there a link between African music and Brazil. Her husband is Brazilian,
which is the reason she said the Jazz album is in Portuguese. "I met him in New York...online,"
she informed me about her husband. Mather de Andrade also plays the sax. A native of Ohio she currently
resides in New York where she is still... Read the full July 27, 2021
Pulse of Entertainment: ‘Gospel Songs by Lee Hawkins Vol. 1' Released on Devine Jamz
"We do have to remember
we are faith people," said Lee Hawkins, who recently released "Gospel Songs by Lee Hawkins Vol. 1" (Devine
Jamz). Hawkins was dealing with the lost of his father and said the new album, "Helped me in my grieving process.
Songwriting is diffidently a way of storytelling." Lee is also a journalist at The Wall Street Journal,
as well as a producer, arranger and composer. The 11 track project features Ryan Whyte Maloney ("The Voice") on
"The Kingdom's Come" track. Other tracks include the remix "We've Come to Praise Him (Gospel House),"
which is dedicated to Lee Hawkins' late grandfather and father, and "Washed in the Blood." "I
heard that I am and I heard that I am not," Lee said when I asked if he was related to the Gospel legends The Hawkins
Singers. "I do come from a family of Gospel singers. I started singing at eight, it came natural...been in Gospel music
ministry for... Read the full July 23, 2021 column...>
Denzel Washington Commits $1 Million to Support Historic
Wiley College; Fourth $100,000 Installment Made
TX) - Two-time Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington (Malcolm X), along with his family foundation
has made the fourth $100,000 installment toward a $1 million commitment to support student members of the legendary Wiley
College debate team. The historically Black college in Marshall, Texas is home of "The Great Debaters,"
which became popularized by a 2007 film Washington directed and starred in as Professor Melvin B. Tolson, the legendary Wiley
debate team coach who led the college on a 10-year winning streak in the 1930s and pioneered interracial collegiate debates
during the Jim Crow era.
Jim Jones' ByrdGang 2.0 Releases Video for 'Hip-Hop' Single Featuring
Dyce Payso and Shoota
(New York, NY) - Platinum-selling
rapper and entrepreneur Jim Jones and his ByrdGang 2.0 crew released the music video for the single, "Hip
Hop" featuring Dyce Payso and Shoota. The video was directed by $hula the Don, Jim Jones and Will C, and captures
the feeling of a laid-back, hot summer day uptown. The music video also features fellow ByrdGang 2.0 members Keen Streetz,
Yellow Tapee, Glit Jeezus and Fat Flee, along with Dave East and Juelz Santana.
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potentially awarded come from around the world to include the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Korea, Iran, Netherlands,
Spain, China, Jamaica, India , and Jamaica. This is the second year, due to the pandemic; ILICFF will be hosting the event
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Attendees will select the Best Film by Kids and Best Film for Kids Awards, with the
founder Hobbs selecting the Film Festival Choice and the Most Uplifting Film Awards. The Most Uplifting Film Award is sponsored
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The Zoom link to ILICFF will be posted at www.ImaginationLunchbox.com the week of the