Music & Podcasts

Hit Scripted Podcast Drama Forever And a Day Drops Fourth Season: Welcome New Daytime Actors for Exciting New Season Including Bart Blachnio, Kevin Caliber, Karin Knebl, Diana Collins Join Star-Studded Cast

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Interview: Five Questions for Actress Mindy Cohn - She Talks about her New Role in Brad Forenza's Around the Sun Podcast, The Facts of Life and a New Venture

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New Drama Podcast Around the Sun by Brad Forenza Features Actors from Stage and Screen Including Marsha Mason, BD Wong, Sally Struthers, Alysia Riener, David Alan Basche, Francois Clemmons, RHONJ Dolores Catania and More On Broadway Podcast Network

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Brad Forenza's Around The Sun Podcast Season Features the Voices of Richard Kind, Caroline Aaron, Richard Kline, Adassa, Mindy Cohn, Jennie Kwan, Piper Laurie, Taylor Purdee and Bruce Vilanch

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Hit Scripted Podcast Drama Forever And a Day Drops Fourth Season: Welcome New Daytime Actors for Exciting New Season Including Bart Blachnio, Kevin Caliber, Karin Knebl, Diana Collins Join Star-Studded Cast

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New Drama Podcast Around the Sun by Brad Forenza Features Actors from Stage and Screen Including Marsha Mason, BD Wong, Sally Struthers, Alysia Riener, David Alan Basche, Francois Clemmons, RHONJ Dolores Catania and More On Broadway Podcast Network

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Brad Forenza's Around the Sun Scripted Podcast Series Complete Season 2 Now Available: Piper Laurie Stars in Season Finale Joining Cast of Richard Kind, Caroline Aaron, Mindy Cohn, Jennie Kwan, Taylor Purdee and Bruce Vilanch

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Concert Review: Olivia Rodrigo Captivates Radio City Music Hall with Crystalline Vocals - See Her On the SOUR Tour in 2022  Read Here.

Concert Review: Harry Styles Stages Amazing 'One Night Only in New York' Show Turning the UBS Arena into Harry's House - We Adore You Harry Styles

Review of Coldplay Concert at MetLife Stadium: Magical, Electrifying, Filled with Powerhouse Songs and a Special Appearance by Kylie Minogue

Queen of Rock and Future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Pat Benatar and Husband Nick Giraldo Give Paramount Performance in New York Concert: Review and What They Played

Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Colbert, Danny De Vito, Rutgers's Carli Lloyd, Charlie Puth, John Stewart, BonJovi and First Lady Tammy Murphy Team Up to Launch the NJ Pandemic Relief Fund: Video

Interview: Wé McDonald from NBC's The Voice is Sweet and Powerful in Many Ways 
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.    

VH1 Reality Star and Billboard Artist Jackie Madden Back with a New Song called "I Don't Need You." Read:

New York Filmmaker and Musician David Patrick Wilson Releases Country Song Pickup Truck 

Interview with Big Brother's Jessie Godderz aka "Mr. PecTacular" on His New Music Video with 98 Degrees Superstar Jeff Timmons; Who Gets the Girl in "The Girl is With Me?'

Meet the Bands of the 2017 Ridgewood Music Fest - Declan Power, Blue Plate Special, Eugene Thomas and No Big Deal, Stillettos, Trouble, No Money Down and Country Joe Trio

Zoochie Band Announces Fall 2017 Lineup, Opening for Drake Bell Band of Drake and Josh at Stanhope House, On The Border, Mexicali Live and More. Rock/Jam/Groove Band Zoochie out of New Brunswick, NJ  has announced their lineup for the fall. This emerging band. lead by vocalist Libby Kallins, has  a wordly sound with its use of different genres.

New Music: Meet Libby Kallins of Zoochie and Mellow Out with Her Original Song Aphrodite  There's more music out there to find and enjoy then ever before.  I had the opportunity to interview Libby Kallins of Zoochie, a student at Rutgers University. Libby's got some tunes out on her own, and is now concentrating on being the lead vocalist of Zoochie. Libby writes many of her songs and collaborates on the music. This talented Gen Z has  a soulful sound with looks reminiscent of Stevie Nicks. 

This new app is conducive to collaboration between artists and there is a great built in audio player. It is a great platform for collaboration between hip hop producers and rappers. Producers can post their beats, and if the rapper stumbles upon it and like the beat they can record a rap over the beat right from their phone, and this can be done with any beat that is posted whether it be acoustic, hip hop, electronic etc. Recording is a breeze with the app, it even has a nice user interface with a graphic of a microphone and a background of a vocal booth/studio. Read:

Jersey Girl Caroline Byrne Talks About Being on American Idol Jersey Girl Caroline Byrne is lighting up the stage of American Idol and ready to take on the world. Appearing on American Idol is just the start for this talented singer, as she’s working on some new songs, planning to wow the Big Apple with some appearances and is determined to make her passion come alive.
Caroline shares with us how she started, where she’s going and talks about being on the much-anticipated "Farewell Season" of American Idol. 

Young Talent: NJ's YouTube Fave Josh Pirog Takes a Rollercoaster Ride up to New Heights with New Ballad: Thinkin' Bout You

The Ultimate David Cassidy Concert Review: You Made Us Happy

Teen Idol David Cassidy Still Draws Crowds       Photo Suzanne Ordas Curry
By Suzee

I can still remember what the poster - posters - adorning my room of David Cassidy looked like. He seemed so far away back then, just a vision of loveliness on a tiny black and white TV, unreachable. All the way out in California land with his TV family.

It wasn't like today when you could get on the Internet, tweet your favorite star, read their tweets to see if they are in the bathroom or not or what random thought was on their mind. Even as a regular Tiger Beat reader, you really didn't know what those pop idols that were featured in there were really like. And now I know, they had nothing to do with those articles. Maybe David's favorite food really was not french fries. And he was not attracted to girls with a sense of humor. And his favorite color wasn't yellow. But that was our Bible.
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VH1 Reality Star Releases New Song "Taste"

Philadelphia - Jackie Madden, Billboard Top 40 Recording artist and star of VH1’s reality series “You’re Cut Off” announces the release of hew newest single,"Taste", as of July 16th on Beatport and Itunes worldwide via 418 Music/INgrooves Fontana. Taste mixes a dance techno beat with sultry and melodic vocals. Written by Jackie Madden and Aaron Scott, it was produced by award-winning Stephen “Mr. Mig’ Migliori, a mutliplatinum producer who has worked with such tops artists as Taylor Swift, Beyonce and John Legend. Jackie previous release, Fallinglanded her the title of  #2  Billboard Breakout Artist on the Dance Chart and the song climbed into the Billboard Top 40 Dance Club/Play Chart (April 2011), proving there is life after a reality series. This is her fourth song released.

Jackie is a talented singer, songwriter, actress and dancer, who started performing when she was only 3 years old. She is a trained dancer. “The reality show was a great foundation for my career,” she said, “I acquired many dedicated fans, but now I’m really living out my dream - writing songs, singing and performing.” Jackie has over 30,000 followers on Twitter. 

During her Falling tour she performed at venues throughout the East Coast, including New York (Beatstock), Connnecticut (Mohegan Sun), Atlantic City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Florida. She also made numerous celebrity appearances as a reality star including events in New York City and Las Vegas.

VH1's show was about beautiful young women used to living the good life that got to experience life without amenities. A success for the network, it is frequently rerun on the network. Jackie was on for the entire season. 

Jackie has also appeared in the independent film “An Affirmative Act”. She is currently working on new songs and some exciting projects (can we say TV?). For more information visit her website at and follow her on Twitter @ TheJackieMadden.

Point Me In the Direction of Atlantic City - David Cassidy Comes to Atlantic City's Tropicana

You may not find a brightly-colored Mondrianesqe bus parked outside the Tropicana but inside you'll still find hundreds of screaming fans that know he's there.

Ladies that is. Ladies for a GNO or ladies who dragged their significant others. Ladies pretty much who are middle-aged. Ladies who most likely had his poster hung in their bedroom and who were fixated in front of the TV on Friday night or positioned in front of a transistor radio tuned to WABC AM radio to hear one of his songs.  Ladies who put his singles on their turntables, after carefully placing the little doo-dad in the middle. Ladies who carried their lunches to school in a Partridge Family lunchbox. Ladies who "played" Partridge Family with their friends. And you'll see he's picked up some younger fans as well with his dashing debonair, way cool hair and light FM music. Read more:

INTERVIEW: Brazilian Beauty & PopStar Natalia Damini - Exclusive First American Interview for First Album "Beautiful" 

"Gracias! Gracias!” exclaimed the young Natalia Damini as she ran out of her local video store, clutching her very own copy of  Dirty Dancing. “No one else but you rents it, and you’ve rented it so often, you can just have it,” the store owner said. "That movie was my inspiration,” stated Natalia. “I love the dancing and the music. I would practice the choreography, and of course, I wanted to marry Patrick Swayze.”