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Adam Lambert to be honored with the Davidson/Valentini Award at 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco
New York, Thursday, March 28, 2013 - GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced it will honor singer, songwriter, and stage performer Adam Lambert at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo.
Adam Lambert will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award at the San Francisco ceremony on May 11, 2013 at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square, presented locally by Southwest Airlines. The Davidson/Valentini Award is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD’s first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini. The award is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community. Previous Davidson/Valentini honorees include Lee Daniels, Chad Allen, Ilene Chaiken, Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, Alec Mapa, B.D. Wong, and Sandra Bernhard.
“Adam Lambert’s continued success as one of the world’s best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they can be themselves and make it in a mainstream industry that many feel unfairly rejects them,” said GLAAD’s Wilson Cruz. “Adam is fearless on stage and astonishes audiences in every country he performs in.”
Upon the release of Lambert’s second album Trespassing, of which he is the executive producer and principal writer, Lambert became the first out LGBT artist to reach number one on the Billboard 200. The album made numerous year-end “best of” lists, including Rolling Stone and People, and Lambert supported the album by embarking on a successful world tour. Lambert also performed with legendary rock band Queen in critically-acclaimed sold-out shows across Europe. He has also established himself as one of the few high-profile Western acts across Asia with recent TV performances on the finale of “The Voice of China” and the MNET Music awards, reaching more than three billion viewers.
As an out mainstream pop star, Lambert has used his status to help advance equality and raise visibility of the LGBT community. In September 2012, he participated in a benefit performance to raise money for marriage equality efforts in Maryland and engaged in several interviews, in which he spoke about the importance of empowering and supporting LGBT young people. Lambert has also been recognized by other LGBT advocacy organizations, including Equality California’s Los Angeles Equality Awards and the PFLAG National Los Angeles event. In December, he performed at “Cyndi Lauper and Friends: Home for the Holidays,” a benefit concert supporting homeless LGBT youth.
In addition to his music, Lambert has appeared on stage and television. His guest spot on the Halloween special of Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family was the highest rated annual Halloween special ever for the network. He also hosted and performed during VH1′s Divas, a show benefiting the Save the Music Foundation.
Adam Lambert is a two-time GLAAD Media Award nominee, garnering nominations for both of his albums. He performed two of his songs during the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles in 2010.
Additional honorees and special guests for the San Francisco event will be announced.
Nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced in January and are available here: http://www.glaad.org/
The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are executive produced by Marc Honaker, Director of Creative Development at GLAAD, and by Josh Wood, founder and president of Josh Wood Productions. Emmy Award-winning production designer James Connelly will design this year’s set across the three cities. Acclaimed producer and editor Brett Henrichsen will also contribute to this year’s GLAAD Media Awards.
To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @glaad on Twitter and use the hashtag #glaadawards.
About GLAAD: GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.
Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, ParaNorman, Cloud Atlas, Keep the Lights On, The New Normal, Smash, Modern Family, How to Survive a Plague,
The Amazing Race, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, Ebony.com, Towleroad, Caso Cerrado,
People en Español among nominees.
Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.
For a full list of nominees visit http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/nominees.
Among the nominees: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, starring Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson; Cloud Atlas, starring Ben Whishaw and James D’Arcy; NBC’s new hit shows The New Normal and Smash; Glee, Modern Family; the documentary How to Survive a Plague; The Amazing Race with the Fabulous Beekman Boys; an interview with Bishop Gene Robinson on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; Oprah’s hour-long visit with Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka; CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360; MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry;and Frank Ocean for his Channel Orange album. The list also includes GLAAD’s first nomination for a PG-rated animated film, ParaNorman, which also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
Spanish-language nominees include Titulares Telemundo for their interview with openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz, news programs Primer Impacto and Encuentro, and People en Español.
“Images and stories from the LGBT community continue to push support for equality to historic levels,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends. Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them – just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives.”
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York on March 16, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis; in Los Angeles on April 20 at the JW Marriott; and in San Francisco on May 11 at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square. Special Honorees for each city will be announced in coming weeks.
GLAAD announced 120 nominees in 25 English-language categories, and 33 Spanish-language nominees in 8 categories. In the English-language categories, cable networks earned 21 nominations, while broadcast networks garnered 17 nominations.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality.
The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Over 85 volunteers serving on seven nominating juries considered nearly 1,000 media projects for nomination. Each year, the GLAAD Media Awards in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco bring together more than 5,000 supporters to raise nearly $3.5 million for the organization’s work.
More than 100 corporate partners are showing their support, including National Presenting partners Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo, New York and Los Angeles Presenting partner Delta Air Lines, and San Francisco Presenting partner Southwest Airlines. GLAAD is also grateful to the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Platinum Underwriter corporate partner Anheuser-Busch, Inc. as well as Underwriter corporate partners: Allstate Insurance Company, Caesars Foundation, Disney-ABC Television Group/ESPN, New York Marriott Marquis & Renaissance Hotel, and PwC. For a full list of corporate partners and information on how to become a corporate partner, purchase tickets and place a tribute in the tribute book, please visit here.
To receive the latest updates on the GLAAD Media Awards, follow @glaad on Twitter and use the hashtag #glaadawards.
About GLAAD: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.
Source and graphic credit to: GLAAD
US Magazine reported on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 that Kara DioGuardi has dealt with far worse things than judge-table spats on American Idol.
In a frank new memoir, A Helluva High Note, the music industry vet and former Idol judge, 40, reveals that she suffered molestation as a a child and, as a young adult, was date-raped by a prominent music producer.
DioGuardi says that, at age 11, a teenaged family friend repeatedly molested her. “On one particular day, he took me into the the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my [body],” DioGuardi writes in an excerpt at E! News. “I remember freezing and not knowing what to do.”
Another painful secret: In 2000, as her music career rose, she went on a date with a “fairly known producer,” who sexually forced himself upon her after a cordial dinner.
“[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand,” DioGuardi writes.
She kept the violent date-rape secret for fear it would ruin her career, she says.
DioGuardi also writes of sexual harassment at the hands of a “hugely successful artist” who was obsessed with “Russian porn” and hiring strippers for perform sex acts in front of him.
Of her early season 9 departure from Idol, the star explains that she was struggling to get pregnant via IVF.
“I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV. . . My desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name.” A Helluva High Note hits shelves April 26; DioGuardi will next appear on TV via Platinum Hit, a new Bravo reality series debuting May 30.
For more information visit US Magazine at http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/kara-dioguardi-i-was-molested-date-raped-2011194
Source: US Magazine
Photo credit to: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos
The Grammy Awards are around the corner and The Recording Academy announced on Thursday, January 6, 2010 that The Recording Academy and Jive Records to release the 2011 Grammy Nominees album, this is the 17th edition of the best selling which will included artists and songs of 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees.
“The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year’s remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. He continue“With 19 diverse selections, the nominees album offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud and excited to, for the first time, collaborate with Jive Records on this project and we look forward to another successful chart-topping GRAMMY album.”
The cd will be available for purchase on January 25 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation, those are two charities established by The Recording Academy. For more information and where to buy the cd http://www.2011grammycd.com
Also Ivan Gavin, COO of the RCA/JIVE Label Group said “The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album showcases some of the year’s best artists and songs from all genres and we’re honored to partner with The Recording Academy to release this compilation of the signature songs from the past year,” He concluded “In addition to offering great music, the collection also gives music fans the opportunity to support MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation — two charities that benefit the artistic community.”
2011 GRAMMY Nominees AlbumTracklist:
1. CEE LO GREEN “Forget You” Record Of The Year Song Of The Year
2. B.o.B FEAT. BRUNO MARS “Nothin’ On You” Record Of The Year
3. KATY PERRY FEAT. SNOOP DOGG “California Gurls” Album Of The Year
4. LADY GAGA FEAT. BEYONCÉ “Telephone” Album Of The Year
5. EMINEM FEAT. RIHANNA “Love The Way You Lie” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year
6. LADY ANTEBELLUM “Need You Now” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year
7. ARCADEFIRE “Ready To Start” Album Of The Year
8. ADAM LAMBERT “Whataya Want From Me” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
9. JOHN MAYER “Half Of My Heart” (with Taylor Swift) Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ “Haven’t Met You Yet” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
11. BRUNO MARS “Just The Way You Are” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
12. MICHAEL JACKSON “This Is It” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
13. RAY LAMONTAGNE and the PARIAH DOGS “Beg Steal Or Borrow” Song Of The Year
14. MIRANDA LAMBERT “The House That Built Me” Song Of The Year
15. SADE “Babyfather” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
16. PARAMORE “The Only Exception” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
17. TRAIN “Hey, Soul Sister” (Live) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
18. MAROON 5 “Misery” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
19. GLEE CAST “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Regionals Version) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
About The Recording Academy Was established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.
About Jive Records Jive Records is a record label within the JIVE Label Group. The label represents a varied group of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Usher (LaFace), Tool (Volcano), Ciara (LaFace), P!nk (LaFace), Britney Spears, OutKast (LaFace), Kirk Franklin (Verity), The Days Grace, T-Pain, Marvin Sapp (Verity), Jordan Sparks, JLS, Bullet For My Valentine, Buddy Guy, Anthony Hamilton and more. JIVE Label Group is a unit of Sony Music Entertainment. Sources: The Recording Academy Press Room & Hollywood Events Examiner
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The contestants, judges, fans, media and celebrities arrived early to witness and be part of history by attending the Finals and Week 7 of the Local Celebrity Los Angeles.
Around 300 people attended the event held at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069. The show started at 10pm and lasted until 11:45 pm. It was broadcast live at http://www.localcelebritytv.com/
“I loved it-yes great show, lots of high energy and great contestants. Nice atmosphere as well, if you have not been supporting Local Celebrity L.A. You definitely have to best on the Planet.” said Joel W Gonzales, Actor/Rapper.
Some of the celebrities and talent present were Ameona Almund (actress, model and comedian also Ms. Beverly Hills 2006 winner), Derek Pratt (model), Joel W. Gonzales (actor/rapper), Robert Boleyn (producer), Tony Sweet (On Air With Tony Sweet, online radio host), Denicar Bergancia (2009 Local Celebrity LA winner), David Harrison Levi – Star Marker (music producer), Latonius Earl (singer/performer and songwriter), Jael Gadsden (American Dreamz movie singer & songwriter), Paul Bradley (recording artist), Justin Chase (Local Celebrity LA Headline Guest Artist & performer), Reinhard Schulte (film producer), Kenneth A. Boyer, (Lifestyle Designer), Aura Imbarus (book author), Thushari J (actress/host), Asha Puthli (singer/artist), Ryan & Michelle Powell (Eternite Media), Eric Rowe (Local Celebrity LA producer and CA Talent president), Ben Roman (recording artist), Lars Slind (actor/model), Monica Wild (publicist), Adrian Reyes, Brian Miller, GG Smith, & Nate Gaines (former Local Celebrity LA contestants) and community leader Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign).
“The most important for me is to help these talents shine and be example to all other talents to come forward and challenge their ability in the entertainment industry, especially here in Hollywood.” said Arnold G, Creator/Judge of Local Celebrity – Los Angeles/Hollywood. He added “I have people saying ‘wow, your contestants are better singers than those people on American Idol.’ There are many reasons why some of our contestants are with us and our job is to mentor them to the highest statues in the music industry.”
The contestant eliminated at the end of the competition from fans texting votes, judges scores and voting ballots from the prior event (week 6) was Rachel Escalera.
The event judges were Arnold G; International dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Fawn; Recording artist/songwriter/Hit recording artist and performer and Kris Searle; Singer/songwriter and international recording artist/performer. Special guest judge Fred Wolf was back by popular demand from 19 Entertainment (American Idol).
The following media/press outlets covered the event Onairwithtonysweet.com, Jelly Noose News, Celebrity Magazine, Diversity News, Examiner.com and Diversity News TV.
“We all have dreams. I’ve learned through the process and now, it’s time give back. I look forward to your support this special event. I want them to feel it’s worth the effort. They stuck around till today. Please join us celebrate the finale and be part of an amazing result.” Mr. Arnold G concluded.
At the end of the show, the top 5 contestants finalist were interview by producers of the event. Also celebrities and talent took the opportunity to take more photos on the red carpet.
The event was produced live by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz and clothing for the host was provided by LASC.
Per event producers, Local Celebrity Los Angeles grand finale will be held at the classy and prestigious Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA on March 21, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.
Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Songirl Sez special story for Diversity News For more information you can contact her at email@example.com.
Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at firstname.lastname@example.org for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
Washington, D.C. – On November 24, 2009 Liberty Counsel (www.LC.org) posted a press release on their site stating the has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the American Broadcasting Company (“ABC”) for airing an outrageously lewd and filthy performance by Adam Lambert on November 22, 2009 during the 2009 American Music Awards. Among other things, Lambert simulated oral sex, simulated digital penetration, simulated sadomasochistic conduct and engaged in homosexual open-mouth kissing.
Prior to going on-air, Lambert explained that his motive went beyond performing. According to the Associated Press, Lambert “wanted to break down a double standard that existed where female performers are often sexually provocative while men don’t do it that often.”
ABC’s reaction was to promote Lambert’s indecent acts. While the network edited portions of another performer’s number for the West Coast’s viewing, only one small portion of Lambert’s performance was removed. ABC actually teased and touted the rest of his actions as “what everyone will be talking about tomorrow.” This shows that it was Lambert’s obscene sexual conduct, not his vocal performance that ABC used to promote its show.
Anita L. Staver, President of Liberty Counsel, remarked: “The performance by Adam Lambert clearly crossed the line. ABC should be held accountable for airing this indecent and offensive performance. ABC promoted Lambert’s performance to boost its ratings. Now ABC should have to pay a hefty penalty to the FCC for assaulting its viewers with a debased performance by Adam Lambert.”
Those wishing to contact ABC about this decision can write to ABC, Inc., 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521. ABC can also be reached by calling (818) 460-7477, or you may contact ABC on the web at Audience Relations Department.
Editor Note: Adam Lambert music sounds great, may be he should have not done the performance on ABC TV network because he is not establish yet. Here is Adam’s music link: http://www.ilike.com/artist/Adam+Lambert/photo/578669814?set=322636
Here is the complete list of the 2009 American Music Awards live performers:
50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Eminem, Nelly Furtado, Green Day, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Shakira, SOSHY, Timbaland, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
The 2009 American Music Awards honor artists in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational.
Here is the list of the 2009 American Music Awards Winners:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Taylor Swift
POP/ROCK Favorite Male Artist: Michael Jackson Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas Favorite Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson
COUNTRY Favorite Male Artist: Keith Urban Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts Favorite Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES Favorite Male Artist: Michael Jackson Favorite Female Artist: Beyoncé Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas Favorite Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson
RAP/HIP-HOP Favorite Male Artist: Jay-Z Favorite Album: Blueprint 3, Jay-Z
ADULT CONTEMPORARY Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift
LATIN MUSIC Favorite Artist: Aventura
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC Favorite Artist: Green Day CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL Favorite Artist: Mary Mary SOUNDTRACKS Favorite Album: Twilight Soundtrack
T-Mobile BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST (ALL GENRES) Gloriana The 37th Annual American Music Awards was produced by Larrry Klein and executive-produced by Orly Ade.
ALBUM MUSIC REVIEW:“DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor”
By Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Diversity News
By Linda Satloff Krongold, Proof Reader Special For Diversity News
After listening over and over again for almost three weeks, I finally can write a music album review for “DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor” by Arnold G.
Arnold Garcia is his real full name, but as an international dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, he is well known as “ARNOLD G.”
DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor is Arnold G’s 12 tracks complete album. It was released in 2006 by A&G Records, and manufactured and distributed by IRIS Distribution.
DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor is a Trance, Dance, House, Electronica, Ghetto and Pop album.
The album CD focuses on giving the listener a message that means something. The listener can perhaps relate to it, and try to drive himself to the next level.
Some of the songs got my attention because of the meaning of the lyrics.
For example, “LAND OF ECSTASY,” at the beginning sounds mysterious and tense, but I got the message that you do not need to take Ecstasy to listen to music.
“GIVE IT TO ME BABY,” is clearly a dance fun song to enjoy when you and your partner are in a good relationship. Another song that provides a message is “ANGEL EYES.” It sounds good and has great rhythm, but it is a sad lonely song that tries to tell and give you a message that Meth (drug) is not the solution to life’s problems.
Clearly, “OCEAN DREAMS” sounds like you have lost somebody that you used to love. For those of you who want to show your ex-partner that you do not love him/her any more, “I’M NOT IN LOVE,” is the perfect song to play or dedicate. It is beautiful and romantic, with great vocals, sounds and an excellent mix.
“FEEL THE BEAT,” “I WANT TO DANCE,” “TRIBAL OF THE WORLD,” “CAN YOU FEEL IT,” and “DANCE TO THE BEAT,” are different house styles. By listening and dancing with these songs you can feel hot and the electric with energy. When you hear the mix of special sounds, and the drums effect, the lyric’s meaning and rhythm will make you dance all over the dance floor. Another song that gives the listener a great message is “OUR RAINBOW.” The meaning and sounds with the excellent background singer Janel Wagner is an amazing duet it brings love and DIVERSITY.
Finally, last but not least, “CARRY ON,” is a pop song written by Arnold G and the music composed by Claudio Collino. The message is for depth and passion. We’ve lost many to terminal illness and seemingly insurable diseases. The song’s sound is clear. Remembrance, awareness, courage and hope are part of the cure. Once again, this has great vocals with a great message. Arnold G’s new singles sneak previews of two songs from his 2008 single CD promos are “I’M FREE,” and “YOU GOT ME HOT.” “I’M FREE,” is a ballad song with a very clear message. It talks about how to help deal with life circumstances and free you for being a victim in general. “YOU GOT ME HOT,” featuring Jezda, is a pop single with four different styles such hip-hop, dance, funky, groovy and house mixes. It doesn’t matter what kind of music you listen to.
What it is important always is the message in it. I wonder if all special sounds can be heard live in a concert because I would love to live that amazing, unforgettable experience. The songs are written and performed by Arnold G. Arnold G is a member of ASCAP. Arnold G hit the right target with his album title “DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor,” because it makes me, and will make you, want to sing and dance. I love the special effects, the different songs, the rhythm and most importantly the unique amazing message in each song which makes it a diverse album. I would highly recommend buying his CD because we can learn a lot from his message. His lyrics are so poignant mixed with high-energy music along with his soulful voice; it gives so much meaning to the song. His dance and performance abilities, will take you to the next level of appreciation. I highly recommend buying his concert’s ticket and have an unforgettable lifetime experience. I can feel and see his passion for his music and how he entertains his audiences; he puts so much emotions and feelings to everything he touches. Arnold G’s vocals have so much soulful and smooth rhythm. The only problem is that some of the songs are too long. According to Arnold G, it was purposely done for DJ friendly. DJ needs time to mix one song to another. It explains why the majority of hit songs are from 5 to 7 minutes long. This is why some of the songs are extended. In my opinion, the CD should be formatted to radio ready instead of DJ friendly. It should be kept at a minimum of 4 minutes, but no more than 5 minutes. I have to agree with other music reviewers that a couple of the songs style sounds were alike. I think the robotic voice doesn’t express his natural actual voice. Which I rather hear more of his natural voice. I feel Arnold G voice got melted along with other instrumentals. But, I still love his music and lyrics and I recommend to all of you to buy his music because you will love it. And as the title says DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor.
Recently Arnold G’s song “I Want To Dance” was considered for BEST DANCE RECORDING on the 52nd Annual Grammy Ballot. In 2009, Arnold G has been placed on the Official Ballot for the 51st Grammy Awards with 6 entries; Song Of The Year”, Best New Artist, Best Male, Pop Vocal Performance, Best Dance Recording – I’m Not In Love” and “Ocean Dreams”, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Arnold G featuring Jezda – “You Got Me Hot”, and Composing/Arranging Claudio Collino & DJ Paul E, arranger (Arnold G) for I’m Not In Love. In prior years, Arnold G was placed on the Official Ballot for the 2008 Grammy Awards with 2 entries in the following categories “Record Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year”! For more information about Arnold G tours, events, videos, public appearances and new releases please visit http://www.arnoldg.com/, http://www.myspace.com/arnoldg, http://www.reverbnation.com/arnoldg, http://www.youtube.com/arnoldg, and http://www.agrecordsmusic.com/ You can purchase his music at iTunes, Amazon, Napster, MSN, AMIES ST, Dance Record (DR), Hot-MP3, Yahoo, XYZ MP3, Rhapsody and other major digital retailers.
You can also purchase his CD exclusibly at CDbaby.com. Arnold G also has a fan page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/arnoldgmusic and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ArnoldG_Music To buy Arnold G’s music you can check CD Baby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/arnoldg. It is at available on all major digital retailers such as: iTunes, Amazon, MSN, Yahoo Music, Napster, Rhapsody, AMIE, XYZ MP3, Dance Records, Hot-MP3 ABOUT ARNOLD G: As for Arnold G, his music consists of Dance, House, Hip Hop and even Ballads. He has performed for audiences ranging from 1000 – 30,000 people in Eastern Europe, Canada and throughout different parts of the USA. He knows how to work large audiences and is a professional that can be trusted to deliver amazing shows to his audiences. On top of the excellent quality of our shows, we have an extensive mailing list a large fan base of about 10,000 personal contacts, as well as our fans from Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation, OurStage and SoundClick. Arnold G, the Grammy Ballot Recording Artist, was born and raised primarily in Camarillo, California. This is where dancing and singing got its’ foothold into Arnold G’s heart. Since his father was a Dancer and his Mother was a Singer, he learned that music could take him anywhere he wanted to go, especially when he became homeless at thirteen. At this young age, Arnold G decided he would not let his circumstances determine his fate, so he continued to go to school, while delivering papers and fixing electronics, just to have enough money for food and clothing. While in high school, no one knew of Arnold G’s situation, because he continued as if nothing was wrong, by joining sports and the choir. As Arnold G became more involved with choir, he would sing and dance at the school performances “The Entertainers”, earning him the title, “Dr. Dance!” Even though, Arnold G loved the attention from his friends, what made him the happiest, was that his mom would miss other obligations, just to come and see him perform. After high school, Arnold G modeled for a while and became a professional dancer for major icons in the Music Industry. But even that didn’t seem to quench Arnold G’s thirst for life and music. He then began singing, after his mother passed away. Arnold G started taking voice lessons and singing at Karaoke bars to build up his confidence. All of a sudden, he started to win contests and sometimes, the audience members would pay the KJ or him to sing special songs. This created a Musical Master. Once Arnold G saw that music was his destiny, he created his first CD, “Driven: Straight to the Dance Floor” and began performing with professional dancers.
Arnold G became The First Male Madonna, owning the stage and his audiences, as he toured all over Eastern Europe, Canada, and the US, including shows at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. His futuristic nature; his sense for entertainment; and his exotic looks are taking him places that he has never been before. Now, looking to tour Japan and to lead the revolution of bridging Japanese Entertainment with America, Arnold G also wants to leave a musical legacy in the US. Arnold G has started AG Entertainment Productions (AGEP) to create all the projects that are floating around in his head. Arnold G’s shows will hit Hollywood and Las Vegas and hopefully in the future, replace the Blue Man Group with his Trance Warrior and Ocean Dreams shows. Arnold G is so passionate about making a difference through music and creating an awareness, that he has become an Activist, that not only helps other Artists, but “Hearts and Minds” on this website explains how he helps people who struggle with health issues; mental, physical or emotional. That’s why he wrote songs, such as “Carry On,” for people with AIDS and cancer. He also wrote “I’m Free,” to help people let go of the past, so they can move forward without the baggage from their prior life challenges. “Angel Eyes,” is another song that he wrote, as he saw how Meth and other drugs took over people’s lives.
But Arnold G’s giving doesn’t even stop there; he also has a soft spot in his heart for children, as he knows that change starts with them. That is how the show “Madam” became the talk of the evening at The International Family Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Arnold G put together this dramatic performance for a non-profit organization called Freshi-films and Freshi-flix, and was a key factor in raising awareness and money for the after school program, which teaches children how to shoot film.
With all that said, you know Arnold G is embarking on new territories of creating music and contributing to society in some big fashion. Keep your eyes posted on this one. Arnold G is worthy of your time and attention.
Sources: www.arnoldg.com, billboard.com, msn.com, facebook.com, Amy Breunig and myspace.com
Editor Note: Arnold G biography is courtesy of Amy Breunig of Breunig Publishing, 2009. Photos and videos are courtesy of Arnold G & A&G Records. EXCLUSIVE: “DRIVEN Straight To The Dance Floor” music album review is written by Esteban “Steven” Escobar and proof read by Linda Satloff Krongold of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine published by Diversity News Publications. Linda Satloff Krongold resides in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Speech teacher for NYC Board of Education during the day and during free time she will be writing, proof reading, reporting and contributing as exclusive special correspondent for Diversity News Publications. If you would like to comment or contact Linda please feel free at her email:email@example.com © 2009 By Diversity News. All Rights Are Reserved.
Regarding the situation, Adam, who is asking his different fan groups to compete to see who can donate the most to teacher projects, said:
“My fans have been so amazing in their support that I would love for them to contribute to something I believe in. Every kid deserves a great education and access to the materials and experiences that make it possible. I’m so thrilled to team up with DonorsChoose.org and encourage my fans to support arts and music projects in classrooms. Plus, I can’t wait to see the results of the competition!”
The reward will be Adam Lambert himself personally delivering supplies to a randomly selected classroom with signed photos and exclusive on-line interviews.
If you’d like to help out with this important cause and be a reason a child will be able to look to a brighter future please visit DonorsChoose.org