Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 Thermal Soundwaves/ Video Music Box Annual Back to School Event

C.Truth, Kevin Lawrence, Ralph McDaniels along with the
Thermal Soundwaves and Video Music Box crew held 
their annual Back to School event for the kids in the Bronx, 
New York. The event supplies the children with scholastic tools 
and mentoring opportunities, in an effort to prepare them for the
upcoming school year. The event featured: rock climbing, CPR 
training, egg races, Bronx Knights cheer squad, health
service info, live music and bike/scooter giveaways. Take a 
look at some picture highlights below. If you would like to get 
involved or help next year contact us at: 646-389-0088 or
indiereviewcd@gmail.com 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Marilyn Bell !

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Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle & C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
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MARILYN BELL

Devoted, Hard-working, Transcendent are just a few adjectives to describe this Publisher, Fashion, Hair & Beauty industry connoisseur who continues to set trends in the publishing, fashion, hair & beauty world still to date. Born and raised in
Queens, New York, Marilyn Bell has carved out a successful career behind the scenes for more than 16 years. Marilyn Bell started as Creative Fashion Director for popular media which consisted of coordinating photo shoots and publicity. Serving as Editor in Chief for a variety of worldwide noted Hair & Beauty Magazines such as Black Celebrity Hair Styles 101, Celebrity Styles, Natural Hair & Braids, Black Radiance and Hairstyles; In May of 2004 Marilyn helped put a deal together to purchase 
Black Elegance from Flash Publishing which made Black Elegance (BE) Magazine- 100 PERCENT AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED. Marilyn served as the Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief of a leading lifestyle magazine for women of color. Marilyn transformed a once declining magazine into a muse in the publishing world. 
But Marilyn wasn't always sure of her position in the arduous world of publishing, fashion, hair & beauty."The Publishing, Fashion, Beauty & Hair industry can be cut throat and resistant to Black Women" she continues, “You have to plant your feet
with certainty and work hard to gain respect.” Not shortly after emerging on the scene, Marilyn made an influential imprint for many women of color to prevail. "I believe in helping others, a large component of what I do stem from my insistent urge to give back. I'm always rooting for the up and coming creative artistic talents."Exemplifying confidence, Marilyn has been able to solidify her spot within the publishing, fashion hair & beauty industry. Credited for lending her expertise as Hair & Beauty Editor for MOC Radio Magazine, and worked with famed celebrities such as John Legend, P. Diddy, Brandy, Lil Kim, Keyshia Cole, and Robin Givens, just to name a few. Devoted to helping budding talent hone their crafts, Marilyn is currently developing an online media boutique for artistic creative talent, The Marilyn Bell Agency (MBA). The agency's main focal point will be the premier lifestyle publication for the well-rounded, contemporary woman of color "Evolving Beauty & Elegance" (EBE) an exciting new magazine that covers the latest lifestyle of today's Fashion & Style, Hair & Beauty, Health & Fitness, Life & Travel and Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Business & Politics. EBE is devoted to providing the fashionable women of color with a forum that satisfies her palate for living without limits. This Magazine is truly about escorting her to the Next Level.
Through MBA, Marilyn will not only help secure career opportunities for dedicated up and coming models, hairstylists, makeup artists, fashion stylists, designers, photographers, public speakers, writers, actors and musical artists, but they will
receive image consultation, artist development, branding, management assistance, advertising and marketing, lots and lots of exposure and connect with other successful talent and executives in the business. It’s these unprecedented efforts that have allowed Marilyn Bell to be a permanent influential fixture within the publishing, fashion, hair and beautyindustry. There's no doubt that MBA, will be yet another successful venture Ms. Bell pioneers.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Michael Wolfe !

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12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
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MICHAEL WOLFE
     Born in, raised in and eventually paroled from Patchogue, New York, Michael graduated from Marist College where he studied TV and Film Production. While in school, Michael was a member of the sketch/improv comedy troupe, a weekly columnist for the newspaper, a writer and actor for the college TV station and the host of a weekly radio show. Soon after graduating, Michael wrote Subway, his first screenplay. He followed that with a prolific five-year period during which he wrote seven screenplays, four short stories, two novellas and his memoir The Burnout Chronicles. During this same period, he studied acting with William Esper and John Dapolito. As Michael polished his craft as an actor, he continued writing. His screenplay Inspiration Therapy was optioned by World Film Services and several other scripts were finalists in national screenplay competitions like Project Greenlight and Final Draft Big Break. A member of the Writers Guild of America, Michael’s teleplay Brainstorm, which he wrote in the traumatic aftermath of the 2008 presidential election, was developed by World Film Services and shopped to various networks. Shortly after, he was hired to write a biographical novel which would become his second book, Broken. As an actor, Michael is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in numerous independent films. As a member of the Actors Equity Association, he has also appeared in countless performances on New York stages. In June of 2008, Michael wrote the first draft of Maybe Tomorrow. This, his twelfth screenplay, would be the first he wrote with the intention of producing himself. He would also direct and star in the film. “Maybe Tomorrow” an independent political intrigue drama by NYC resident Michael Wolfe, has begun its Video On Demand rollout with its debut on Blue Ridge Communications Cable System, Verizon Fios , Atlantic Broadband, WOW Cable and others.  “Maybe Tomorrow” revolves around three estranged friends who finally examine how a covered up crime from their pasts has affected the course of their lives. As he raised the capital necessary to produce Maybe Tomorrow, he ventured into blogging. Seeking an Internet platform that aligned with his political worldview, he stumbled upon Veracity Stew and became a contributing writer to this progressive and rapidly expanding website. Michael continued blogging for Veracity Stew throughout the years of pre-production, production and post-production for Maybe Tomorrow.  Michael is already in the early stages of development for his next film I Love You I’ll Miss You Goodbye. Having written the script, he will direct and star in the film.
 
 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Reggie Scott !


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Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle & C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
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REGGIE SCOTT

Indie producer Reggie Scott will join us to talk about the upcoming ABFF film fest in New York as well as other events his company The Pepper Shaker is involved with. 

About PepperShaker: The PepperShaker Company Inc. is a production and special events company that has made an "indelible" mark onto the entertainment and corporate worlds with an array of clients and special projects, which showcases our diverse talent for producing film, video and special events. Our professionalism and creative standards have positioned us to be a leader in the production and event planning industry. Founder and President Reggie Scott has been the leader and creative energy behind The PepperShaker Company Inc. since its inception in 1994. With over seventeen years of experience, Scott has garnered the attention of A-list clients that include; The American Black Film Festival, The Children's Aid Society, Icon Awards, Urban Sports and Entertainment Group, Bayou Classic, Ford Motor Company, Pro-Line, Kraft Food Inc., Burger King, United States Marines, Film Life Inc., American Honda Motor Company Inc., UniWorld Group Inc., the city of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina to name a few. The production side of our company has produced video and film projects for such clients as: American Honda Motor company, R&B recording artist New Edition, Ford Motor Company and the American Black Film Festival to name a few.  We have been responsible for the overall operation and management of events where we have developed and implemented the structure for employment management, budgeting, staff development, scheduling, production, and programming for our clients. In addition, we also negotiate all technical, production and onsite services contracts for the events we are involved with.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Ayanna Gregory !

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Indie Review Radio – Hosted by Raychelle & C.Truth
12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
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AYANNA GREGORY
 
Ayanna is no stranger to the entertainment world. While growing up as the daughter of celebrated Comedian and Human Rights Activist Dick Gregory, she was blessed with the opportunity to interact with such mega talents as Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. But the glamour of the entertainment world isn’t what resonated most with her. Raised with a deep awareness and concern for Human Rights, Ayanna’s musical roots are steeped in the struggle of the “Freedom Movement”. Ayanna knew early on that her gift of song would be her gift to the struggle. 
In 1990, Ayanna became recognized as a powerful and progressive voice as a student activist at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Here she was called on to sing and speak at marches, rallies and anti-war demonstrations. From there and for the next decade, Ayanna would become a major voice within the various cultural, political, and spiritual movements in the nation’s capitol. In 1992, Ayanna joined 2000 Black, a “message music” project and went on to record, perform and tour with this group for the next six years. In 1999, Ayanna teamed up with grammy nominated producer James McKinney to bring forth her first solo project, “Beautiful Flower”, released in 2003. In June 2007, Ayanna released her second cd project, “Ballad For My Father: Tribute to Dick Gregory”. And her 2011 release, entitled “NOW”, is quietly becoming a powerful healing anthem around the country. Most recently, Ayanna has released her much anticipated Children’s Album entitled, “I DREAM A WORLD” in January 2013. This upbeat and powerful album is already inspiring young people everywhere to actualize their greatness and “live out Loud”! 
Ayanna’s mission continues to take her around the country and across the globe. In addition to her life as a soul singer, she spends much of her time as an educator and motivational speaker, teaching life skills and creative arts to school children and lecturing before diverse audiences. Her newest creations are two powerful One Woman Shows, “Growing Up Gregory” and “Daughter Of The Struggle”. These performances recreate Ayanna’s beautiful and and inspiring journey as the daughter of a freedom fighter.

With the release of her debut CD, “Beautiful Flower”, Ayanna Gregory introduced herself to the world. For this singer, songwriter, and agent of change, music and art are more than entertainment; they are her mission. And with penetrating depth, Ayanna’s music is making audiences feel and heal. In a time so needy of real music, Ayanna is bringing to the world a most beautiful and meaningful brand of Soul Music.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Indie Review welcomes PeppaBoy Trill McCoy !

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12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
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PEPPABOY TRILL MCCOY

Peppa boy is one of the most sought after indie artists in the South.  As a talented producer, writer and musician, his music is designed for the masses and is received by all.  His business sense finds him at the helm of his entertainment company, Colacoast Entertainment. Colacoast Entertainment is a lifestyle brand that creates music, film, television, and fashion and exposes the unique value of the Gulf Coast region to the world. Spanning four states within three hours (FL, AL, MS, LA), the Gulf Coast is a gumbo of flavor, also including Texas and Mexico further west. Focusing our music on corporate branding, Colacoast Entertainment's high brand value is attractive to companies seeking to boost their marketing campaigns. 
In addition to becoming a seasoned lyricist, Peppa also studied sports management with a concentration in golf at the University of Florida. He later earned a degree in petroleum technology from Baton Rouge Community College. While he did not graduate from UF, his time at UF was crucial in the development of becoming the artist he is today. While “pledging” for his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, he would frequently be called upon to freestyle for the Big Brothers. He would go for hours at a time, entertaining them with street-oriented, pimpish, playamade flows. His sporty, game-spittin’ style, seasoned with his own original flavor and slang, earned him the name Peppaboy. His clever wordplay and action-packed antics are also how he gained the second half of his name while free styling – “Peppaboy Trill McCoy/Riding on some Chip Ahoy (paint)/Talkin’ on my flippatoy (cell phone) to a purdy gal from Illinois.” 
Peppa also developed his stage presence and showmanship while attending UF through his performances in step show competitions and exhibitions. As “Kanemaster” of his chapter, he was responsible for choreographing all of their step shows and fast-became known for mesmerizing crowds of thousands with his kane-twirling ability. 
In a short amount of time, Peppaboy Trill McCoy has independently built the Colacoast brand into an international network and household name, creating a solid fan base throughout the US, Mexico, Europe, and even Canada. Since his 2009 debut, starting from the Gulf Coast region, he took his movement on the road, capturing the music industry one market at a time. With high energy performances, in person PR, and a promotional/marketing machine that is second to none, Peppaboy Trill McCoy is arguably one of the most highly valued Artists in the country.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Fiona Bloom !

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12 pm to 1:30 pm
Call-in Number: (646) 478-5123 
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FIONA BLOOM

With over 18+ years in the entertainment industry- music industry maven  Fiona Bloom launched The Bloom Effect  in 2007.  A unique one stop that specializes in branding for artists, labels, and lifestyle companies.  The Bloom Effect brings a huge rolodex of global contacts from around the world to its clients providing a wealth of insight/knowledge and consultation for getting your project seen and heard.  The Bloom Effect specializes in launch parties, international music events, live shows, album publicity, digital marketing, A&R consulting, and promotion. The Bloom Effect has produced over 1000 shows, consulted on 200+ album projects and has been a part of over 300 artists’ careers. The Bloom Effect clients have included The Lyricist Lounge, BabyGrande Records, Tommy Boy, Spectre Music, Penalty Recordings, MIDEM, Avery*Sunshine, Krissy Krissy,  MarzLovejoy, StonesThrow Recordings, Mixtape Riot, Game, Bloomsbury, Simon and Schuster, Nelson George, Collette, Ashley Allen, Mudville, Aloe Blacc, Maya Azucena, Wayna, Bill Laswell, SOB’s, The Renaissance Hotel, Anthony David, Roxy Cottontail, Erin Barra, Terry Poison, Sway Dasafo, Saian Supa Crew, and others.  The Bloom Effect has always prided itself in having its fingers on the pulse and always being ahead of the curve.  The Bloom Effect understands and appreciates real and innovative talent without compromise.  Prior to running her own business, Fiona has overseen many careers including her time at EMI Records where she ran marketing campaigns for  Gang Starr, Shara Nelson, The Solsonics, Eternal and others. At Sub Verse Music and 3-2-1 Records she signed and marketed Blackalicious, MF Doom, C-Rayz Walz, Skeme Team and more. She also showcased and gave NY debuts to some of the hottest indie acts on the scene including Slum Village, Zion I, Atmosphere, Aloe Blacc, Swollen Members, etc; Her latest outreach has been with the International Hip Hop community giving artists from around the world a platform to express themselves and perform in front of enthusiastic audiences. A few of those opportunities garnered deals, partnerships and tours in U.S.  In the works is a book, a documentary and Intl Hip Hop Festival. 
Whether you just need consulting, advice, publicity, want to put a listening party together or need some help with direction overseas--- The Bloom Effect is at your service.  Just ask the clients. Creating The Buzz, Spreading The Bloom.