Los Angeles, CA – June 22, 2017 – Singer-songwriter Lanita Smith is building bridges of unity with her latest video for Love Can Do out on YouTube now! The Grammy Next Artist has been hard at work on her debut album Remember Me due out later this year when she was approached by Los Angeles dancer and choreographer, Liezel Marie about creating a concept video around her pop-fueled track.
The single, written by Lanita, and songwriter Casey Kalmenson, is an uplifting pop song that inspired Liezel, who has choreographed for the Los Angeles WNBA Sparks, Anime Impulse, and many more, to gather her fellow dancers from Project LaVaude, and come up with a vision that empowers our unique differences and celebrates the importance of culture, while coming together in Peace & Love.
The music video shot at Dream Magic Studios in Canoga Park, California and produced by Wise Owl Media Group, features Lanita with more than 50 dancers and actors from around Los Angeles. The start of the video is dark, a place where everyone is masked, stuck in a routine, and unaware. As the song builds so does the powerful dancing as the image of various people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds begin unmasking their insecurities to find themselves bringing joy to others around them.
To watch the Love Can Do Concept Dance Video go to https://youtu.be/96d4MKHzP7w
American Idol season 7 winner, David Cook has released a new single called “Gimmie Love’. Cook’s last release was his album Digital Vein, (which we loved!) came out in 2015. At that time, Cook promised that he would release music faster than he has been.
“My fans have been extremely patient, and if I could do anything to reward that, I’d like to,” American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook tells Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks, referring to his past lengthy recording hiatuses between releases. “They waited four years for [the 2015 album] Digital Vein, and I promised them at that CD release party that I wasn’t going to make them wait four years again. I’m inclined to keep that promise.”
The song is a little different than what Cook normally does. Cook has taken more of an Imagine Dragons style. Make sure to download the song and take a listen.
Here are a few lyrics that I like!
“You’re death in a black dress, I’m the puppet hanging on your thread”
“It’s an instant reaction
You’re like the drug inside my vein
Another welcome distraction
One more shot of Novocaine”
After you download the song, let me know what you think of the song! We give it a 4/5!
Catch David on tour!
June 29 – Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati
June 30 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago
July 1 – Pfiffner Pioneer Park (festival) Mainstage – Riverfront Rendezvous, Stevens Point, WI
July 3 – Hi Fi Music Hall, Indianapolis
July 5 – Jergel’s, Pittsburgh
July 6 – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia
July 9 – Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
July 10 – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn
July 12 – Wonder Bar, Asbury Park
July 13 – The Broadberry, Richmond, VA
July 14 – The Stag’s Head, Raleigh, NC
July 15 – The Windjammer, Charleston, SC
July 17 – The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
July 18 – City Winery, Atlanta
July 20 – Mercy Lounge, Nashville
Aug. 11 – Delmar Hall, St Louis
Aug. 14 – The Waiting Room, Omaha
Aug. 16 – Soiled Dove Underground, Denver
Aug. 17 – Schmiggity’s, Steamboat Springs, CO
Aug. 18 – Moxi Theater, Greeley, CO
Aug. 21 – The Crocodile, Seattle
Aug. 23 – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland
Aug. 25 – Cornerstone, Berkeley
Aug. 26 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA
Aug. 29 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles
Aug. 31 – Belly Up, San Diego
Sept. 1 – Chrome – Sante Fe Station, Las Vegas
Sept. 2 – MIM Museum Theatre, Phoenix
Sept. 3 – 191Toole, Tucson
Sept. 6 – Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City
Sept. 7 – The Shrine, Tulsa
Sept. 8 – Granada Theater, Dallas
Sept. 9 – One World Theatre, Austin
Sept. 12 – Saturn, Birmingham
Sept. 13 – Revelry Room, Chattanooga
Sept. 14 – The Foundry, Athens
Sept. 17 – The Attic, Tampa
Sept. 19 – High Dive, Gainesville
Sept. 21-22 – Epcot/Eat to the Beat Festival, Orlando
Sept. 23 – Amaturo Theater at Broward Center, Ft. Lauderdale
Ryan Seacrest speaks on Idol future: Seacrest was interviewed by Variety and talked about if he wanted to host the show. Seacrest said he’s trying to figure out how he can do it, and would probably fly coast-to-coast every week. Seacrest told Variety that hosting Idol is “Doable”.
The rumor mill on Judges: TMZ is reporting that the Idol producers are looking at Lionel Richie to judge alongside Katy Perry. Richie hasn’t officially been offered a job on the show, but producers think he is the best candidate for the show. Keith Urban has also commented on returning to the show. In and interview with the Bobby Jones show, Urban said that Idol has a lot of moving pieces and believes that a deal can be worked out. In an attempt to compete with The Voice on NBC, Idol producers are rumored to be negotiating with Luke Bryan (one of Blake Shelton’s good friends and close rivals) to have Bryan join the show as well.
Phillip Phillips settles Idol Lawsuit: Phillip Phillips sued 19 Entertainment for forcing Phillips to perform at events that didn’t benefit the singer. No details were released about the settlement.
- Ricky Minor is rumored to be on board to lead the band on Idol.
- Season 8 contestant Casey James expecting a second child.
Ruben hosts Brian Zane from Wrestling with Wregret on Youtube. Zane and Ruben talk about the controversial finish to the Women’s Money in the Bank match. Did Zane think it was the right call? Find out. They also discuss Daniel Bryan’s announcement for the second Women’s Money In The Bank match at next week’s Smackdown. The two also discuss Shinsuke Nakamura and his slow rise to the top of WWE.
Zane and Ruben discuss their take on the Samoa Joe/Lesnar match at Great Balls of Fire and what the potential is for that feud. Zane also talks about the Enzo Amore and Big Cass development.
Ruben then invites the NEW Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion, Sonjay Dutt on to the program. Sonjay discusses winning the title in his hometown in India, what brought him back to Impact, and much more.
Sonjay Dutt celebrates his Impact Wrestling X Division Championship victory this week.
FYI: My interview with Sonjay Dutt will be on this week’s episode of Wrestling with Ruben. Make sure to tune in for that, it’s a good one!
George Clooney has sold his tequila company Casamigos for $1 Billion. Clooney announced Tuesday morning that he has sold the brand and would be sticking with the company for the foreseeable future.
Time Warner signs a $100 Million deal with Snap that will provide up to 3 original shows a day.
CBS has created a real life Candy Crush game show. The show set to premier on July 9, 2017, will be hosted by Mario Lopez. Contestants from CBS’ other reality shows competing in the premiere: Survivor‘s Kelley Wentworth, Joe Anglim, Woo Hwang and Jeremy Collins, and Big Brother‘s Paul Abrahamian, Da’Vonne Rogers, Frankie Grande and Caleb Reynolds.
From what we can tell, the game show is much more difficult than the original game. Teams of two have to help one another out by scaling a huge video wall and playing the game. The grand prize is $100,000.
After watching the preview, what do you think your strategy is to win the game?
The music industry is constantly looking for it’s next big superstar. In the last few years, we’ve had a rush of new players in the pop music scene. I remember watching Demi Lovato on this Disney Channel mini called “As The Bell Rings” and now she’s one of the most influential people in the business. And Hailee Steinfeld came out of nowhere! Basically, music is always changing.
I would love to introduce you to Norwegian singer, Sigrid. The 20 year old singer is signed to Island Records and has a killer voice! Check her out on James Corden’s “Apple Music: Up Next” series.
She starts off with a cute innocent voice and then kills you with her raspy tone and insane vibe. We don’t want to kill her vibe at all.
Buy her EP on Amazon by clicking on the banner above!
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and Mr. Money in the Bank winner Baron Corbin face-off.