Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Interview: Wé McDonald from NBC's The Voice is Sweet and Powerful in Many Ways - See Her at the Iridium and in NJ in June

#Wé McDonald
Interview by Suzanne Ordas Curry

If you don't already know this Jersey girl, meet Wé McDonald (pronounced Way) from Season 11 of NBC's The Voice. She was a semifinalist, taking third place that season. During that season this young girl partnered up with such legends as John Legend and Alicia Keys, and her voice went down in history. 

Wé  has an intensely sweet talking voice, and I heard that during our interview. But once she sings, the power and melody envelops you. And what I learned, is that this talented young lady is not just powerful in her music, but powerful in her beliefs and deeds.  At such a young age, Wé  considers herself very blessed and lucky and knows it's her time to give back. The platform of #The Voice opened up her eyes as well as her vocal chords. It not only gave everyone the chance to hear her voice, but also the opportunity to start giving of herself.

For Tickets to see  at the #Iridium in NYC on June 21st

Wé  is currently touring around the United States, with her music and for the children's book that she authored, which is based on the bullying she experienced in her life. She's also done work for several charities, including World Vision and TEEEM.org, for which she is performing at a benefit concert on June 29th in Ridgewood, NJ.  

 For Tickets to see Wé McDonald at #Bergenfest in Ridgewood NJ:
Read on to find out more about this special young lady.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Trailer: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston will take you for a Ride in new MURDER MYSTERY Film

(Staff) The new Adam Sandler/Jennifer Anniston movie is out. It's a Murder Mystery that looks quite funny. Available now on Netflix. I would not expect any deep plot or character development, just pure laughter and entertainment set in some interesting and iconic locations. Here's the trailer:


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Child Actress Grace Julianna Talks Her Path: How I Got Into Acting and You Can Too - First Steps for Anyone Interested in Breaking Into the Biz

Actress Grace Julianna
By Grace Julianna

Editor's note: Every actor has a different path. Some start at an early age, some much later. In this article, actress Grace Juliana, who has been acting since she was young talks about her continuing journey. Grace Julianna has done a PBS Pilot, some TV work and several commercials, including one for ProActiv which most teenagers will probably recognize her from. Here she talks about how she got started. So if you want to get started in acting, or have a child that does, her path may inspire you.

The Disney and Nickelodeon Effect 

Ever since I was a young girl, at the tender age of seven, I knew an ordinary life wasn’t for me. I wanted a different kind of ordinary, I wanted to be on TV. I wanted to make filming an episode once a week the normal for me. I was a consistent viewer of the Disney channel and Nickelodeon. I remember being attracted to, “That’s so Raven” and “Lizzie Mcguire.” The stars, Raven and Hilary Duff, had so much presence and it instantly got me hooked. I would sit on my couch and stare at the TV. I could’ve been there for hours, and I wasn’t just watching the show, I was admiring the actresses.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

NJ Event: The Voice Singer Wé McDonald to Headline Benefit Concert for TEEEM.org, Local Bands, Games, Food Trucks Make it A Great Day for the Family

 Wé McDonald, talented singer/songwriter
from THE VOICE to appear at #Bergenfest

By Suzanne Ordas Curry


An amazing talented finalist from NBC's The Voice, a bevy of talented local musicians and high school students from several New Jersey schools are all "TEEEMing" up to put on a concert for a cause. This benefit concert, called Bergenfest will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Middle school in Ridgewood, New Jersey on June 29 from noon to 7 PM. Headlining the concert is the talented singer/songwriter and author Wé McDonald from NBC's The Voice, who was a semifinalist on Season 11 under the wings of Alicia Keys. This fun- filled day is great for the family, lots of music, exhibits, arts and crafts, face-painting and food trucks.

The concert is to support the non-proft organiztion called TEEEM. TEEEM is an organization that works with high school students to provide economic, educational and medical support to impoverished countries all over the world. What is unique about #TEEEMinc is that local high school students support the activities and learn entrepreneurship at the same time. Tickets are $20 or $50 a family of up to six people, and seniors and children under 6 pay $15. It's a day of fun and music for the entire family. Organizers of #Bergenfest state that all of the proceeds will directly go to the TEEEM sites around the world. The concert is rain or shine. Chairs and pets not permitted.



To Buy Tickets:
Visit: https://teeem.org/ OR
Text Bergen Tix to 41444 to pay via text. 
If you cannot attend the concert but would like to donate, you can visit the website or Text Bergenfest to 41444 to donate

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Interview: Actor John Donchak on Playing Sam in the new Flick Killian and the Comeback Kids, Being on the Set of The Tick and Following "Da Bears"

John Donchak Photo by Gabe Boucher
Interview by Suzanne Ordas Curry

Meet John Donchak, an up and coming actor out of New York City imported from Chicago. Coming soon you'll see him in the new film Killian and the Comeback Kids, in which he stars along with Taylor Purdee as a millenial seeking to find purpose, and a job in this stage of his life. But in addition to being in front of the camera, John also works behind the scenes as a stunt coordinator, fight choreographer and stunt performer, most recently on the show The Tick. Get to know him with this interview: