Pulse of Entertainment: Romaine Waite Offers Magic in Netflix ‘Christmas Calendar' and Grammy Nominated Russell Gunn's
Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra Album is Sharp
"It brings home (the message)
stick to your instincts...they tell you what direction you should be going," actor Ramaine Waite said about the message
of the original Netflix film "Christmas Calendar" that he co-stars in with Kat Graham ("The Vampire Diaries")
and Quincy Brown ("Star"). "The core message is follow the gut feeling." In Netflix's "Christmas
Calendar" Jamaica born Romaine plays Mitch the bother-in-law of Abby Sutton who inherits a magical calendar from her
grandmother that predicts the future and seems to be pointing the way to someone special. To find out who is the special one
is the mystery to the movie. It's slated to premier in the Fall. It is directed by Bradley Walsh and produced by Brad Krevoy. The Canadian started in the entertainment business doing weather and traffic for a local station.
nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn takes Jazz and mixes it with Crunk music on his new album "Get It How You Live"
(Groid Music/Ropedope) with his 19 member Big Band, The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra. "It's the same
(crunk) but a bit broader strokes," said Russell about the genre of music I was first introduced to by the Ying Yang
twins from Atlanta. "My Big Band is set up like a traditional band is set up...but the music is an ultra modern version
of the Big Band." That described what I heard on the "Lyne's Joint" selection traditional
Big Band mixed with the Hip-Hop genre called Crunk. "Lyne's Joint" is one of my favor songs on the nine selection,
"Get It How You Live," project. I wrote as I listened to "Lyne's Joint", "I'm imagining a Hip-Hop
version of Louie Armstrong blowing his horn." The "Lyne's Joint" song gets hype in the traditional Crunk style
and then it evens-out like Smooth Jazz. "It's still a Jazz...Read
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Janet Jackson set to release a new single, 'Made for
Now,' with accompanying music video
(New York, NY) - Janet Jackson is back with new single "Made for Now". The global icon
will release her highly anticipated new single with music video in collaboration with Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee August
17, 2018. Janet will perform the song for the first time live with Daddy Yankee on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon"
at 11:35 p.m. EST.
Robert Townsend brings The Five Heartbeats back to the big screen
August 27, 2018
(Denver) - Fathom Events presents
Making The Five Heartbeats to arrive at theatres nationwide August 27, 2018 at 7 pm (local time). The Five Heartbeats is a
story of the rise and fall of an African-American vocal group in the 1960s, the musical drama is the subject of Townsend's
documentary, "Making The Five Heartbeats." In the early 90s, actor/comedian/writer and director Robert Townsend
went against every obstacle in Hollywood, relying on his faith, street smarts, and tenacity to bring his passion project The
Five Heartbeats to big screen. .
McKinnet cast in 'Motherland' drama
York, NY) - Demetria McKinney (House of Payne) cast for Motherland drama pilot. Motherland is an hour long drama from Eliot
Laurence and Executive Producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. Cast also as series regulars are Taylor Hickson
(Deadpool), Amalia Holm, Kelcey Mawema (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) and Jessica Sutton (The Kissing Booth).
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Pulse of Entertainment covered the Jonathan Foundation's 'Spring Fundraiser' where young actors came to bring attention to
the learning disorders of their peers. Interviews from Michael Campion (Netflix 'Fuller House') and Hunter Payton (NBC's "A
to Z') and founder Raja Marhaba and her son Jonathan. Watch coverage below!
"ULMII" Enter. Conference Sat Oct 20th in Los Angeles - www.UpliftingMinds2.com - (562)-424-3836
of THE WEEK
(Los Angeles, CA) - Talk-show
host Melody Trice of "The Melody Trice Show" to speak on the Los Angeles "Uplifting Minds II" (ULMII)
entertainment conference panels Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1 - 4 p.m. The 19th annual "ULMII" event will be
held at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, California (5930 Franklin Avenue, 90028). The ULMII entertainment conference is
free and open to the public and offers an entertainment business panel discussion and a national talent showcase and competition.
Former ULMII winners and professional artists will open the entertainment portion of the event and 10 aspiring acts will compete
(vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) for the "ULMII Best Artist" Award and over $15,000 valued in prizes.
Melody Trice is all about inspiring on her talk show "The Melody Trice Show."
The goal alone ensures success. "The Melody Trice Show" reached 1.9 million in its first year. Trice's guests have
included actor/author Hill Harper ("CSI: NY"), actors Nate Parker (The Great Debaters) and Alfonso Ribeiro ("America's
Funniest Home Videos"), Gospel singer Vanessa Bell Armstrong and comedian/actress Kim Whitley ("The Parkers").
Just on the Comcast Network alone "The Melody Trice Show" reaches 1/2 million.
It is just a year since its launch yet it has attracted top industry professionals and reached almost two million households
that are eager to see Melody and her guests talk about the entertainment business, health, technology, music, beauty, careers
and consumer trends.
The winners of the "ULMII" talent
competition on Saturday October 20th at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood will received the "ULMII Best Artist"
award and prizes that consist of a public relations or business strategy from Strategist Eunice Moseley, MS, M.B.A. (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com/FreelanceAssociates.html);
entertainment business consult from entertainment business mogul Paul Gardner, II (www.TheGardnerLawGroup.com); music track
and studio time from producer/songwriter V.I.P. (www.DustDemAFF.com); vocal and acting coaching from professional singer/actress
and vocal coach Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Enter.); make-up application/stylist consult from Jeneanne Collins (Rebellious Beauty);
commercial photo shoot from commercial photographer Ty Moore (www.IAmSharpEye.com); song placement on soundtrack from award
winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs (www.ImaginationLunchbox.com), and music business legal documents from attorney
Richard Jefferson (www.LawyersRock.com).
To inquire about showcasing
talent call 562-424-3836 or email info@ThePulseofEntertainment.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.