CD Review: Love Has No Recession by Kindred

Review By: LeLe Symone For the last decade, Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, AKA Kindred the Family Soul, have fallen in love, married and raised a family while dropping hit songs about life and relationships. Now, ten years, a web-series (“6 Is It”) and a toddler later, the Philidelphia natives return with their latest CD, Love Has No […]

Sonic Bloom: Ulises – He’s Givin Fever

Ulises: He’s Givin Fever By: Carolina Jones What you want?  Beats? A sexy man to sing to ya?  Well look no more.  Nestled within the folds of Dallas, TX urban artists sits a young talent with plenty of bump.  On his second LP Musically Promiscuous, Ulises definitely has the right tools to make a big […]

Indie Film Review: Alabama Moon

Alabama Moon Writer/Director: Tim McCanlies   Alabama Moon directed by Tim McCanlies is an smart and entertaining kids film based off the novel by Watt Key.  The film has the spirit of a Huck Finn tale. Moon (Jimmy Bennett) and his Pap (J.D. Evermore) live as homesteaders in rural Alabama.  Pap is a conspiracy theorist […]

CD Review: Drowning by Before Dawn

Drowning – Before Dawn By:  T. Mathenia   Before Dawn an Austin, TX based duo has delivered a complexingly simple new wave album called Drowning.  Rob Houle and Kate Arpke have created an album is full of rich layers.  There’s the New Wave feel which rests firmly in electro beats that are driving and hypnotic.  […]

DVD Review: Leon Morin, Priest

Review By: Boo Allen Leon Morin, Priest (***) In another film looking at life during wartime, the Criterion Collection debuts to DVD, and Blu-ray, a high definition digital restoration of an unusually philosophical film from French auteur Jean-Pierre Melville. Jean-Paul Belmondo plays the title character, a dedicated priest in the small occupied village of St. […]

DVD Review: Winter in Wartime

Review By: Boo Allen Winter in Wartime (***) This exquisitely photographed Dutch film takes place in January, 1945, when World War Two neared an end, and Germans troops still occupied an increasingly fretful Holland. When an English pilot (Jamie Campbell Bower) crash lands in a nearby forest, young Michiel (Martijn Lakemeier) finds himself unwittingly caring […]

DARYL HALL Releases New Solo Album Laughing Down Crying – out September 27

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary singer-songwriter Daryl Hall is set to release his fifth solo studio album, Laughing Down Crying , on September 27 (Verve Forecast).  With his iconic soulful vocals, Hall’s newest collection feels fresh and current while still maintaining his signature style and songwriting prowess.  Hall was joined in the […]

6th Annual CineSol 36 Hr. Film Race Announces Registration

36-Hr. filmmaking challenge   Harlingen, Texas (Rio Grande Valley) – The CineSol 36 Hr. Film RACE, a 36-hour filmmaking competition, has announced its dates and early registration for entries for the 5th Annual Event for the South Texas Region. CineSol 36 is the first competition of its kind in the U.S., and will take place […]

Film Review: Earthling directed by Clay Liford

Earthling Director: Clay Liford   What would it be like to wake up one day and realize you’re really an alien?  In most movies you would discover the truth alongside a mob on fearful humans and then be forced to resort to running for your life or worse killing a slew of people whilst running.  Thankfully, […]

CD Review: Just Me by Brian McKnight

Review By: LeLe Symone Unless you’re royalty or an heir to a fortune, you can’t find a lifestyle with any better perks than to be the child of a certified celebrity. Instant name recognition? Check. Regularly kicking it at premieres and award shows? Check. Access to extra cash and networking opportunities? Already. So it’s no wonder that […]