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Jamell Richardson: One of a Kind

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Jamell Richardson: One of a Kind
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson - Editor


Musician and actor Jamell Richardson was born in Mississippi and raised in Butler, Alabama, and later moved to Mobile, Alabama. At the age of 2 Jamell Richardson a.k.a. ‘Gulf Coast Blues Boy' found his niche for music and would begin his quest to have a brighter future by playing the guitar. Richardson is a rising star who has shared the stage with various legends of the Blues. His music is influenced by various genres of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and Hip-hop, as well as various artists such as B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson and Marvin Sease.

Richardson remain grateful to have had his debut acting role in the new film “Get On Up”. The film is based on the life of James Brown. In the film he plays Jimmy Nolen, the lead guitarist in James Brown’s band who developed the picking of the guitar string known as "chicken scratch."

Richardson’s story concerning how he landed the role in the mo…

The World of Franz Fox Kennedy

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The World of Franz Fox Kennedy
Written by Aaron Robinson - Editor

Having a fascination with the camera and the piano at the age of 4 from attending a professional music / film / photo studio at Disney, Franz Fox Kennedy would find his love and passion for art and come to pursue amazing things in the art field. FFK is the founder of Universoulvision LLC and Soulunivers LLC. As a photographer and filmmaker, the multi-talented artist uses his creativity in various ways to explore the human condition and the world around him through photography and directing film.

As a native from Florida, the genius would later spend and live his life in Paris. When it comes to education, he would complete his studies in Architectural Technology & Building Construction, Beaux Arts de Paris, Filmmaking and Film Scoring. He is also skilled in the areas of composing, designing, television productions, architectural technology, film score and fine arts. "I think of my life as unfinished inventories of …

Damon Williams on the Chronicles

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Q&A with Damon Williams: VP of Programming for Music Choice
By Aaron Robinson - Editor


Having over 20 years of broadcast experience, Damon Williams, Vice President of Programming for Music Choice has been instrumental and a key player for bringing the multi-platform video and music network to the next level. Williams is responsible for overseeing 50 channels nationally and has been successful in strategizing and developing the company’s products.

Recently Music Choice had its debut of Chronicles which is a 30 minute episode that gives an introspective journey on the lives and careers of today’s hottest artists. Chronicles broadcast Tuesday at 8pm ET/PT on Music Choice Play. Its first shows debuted the life and success of 50 Cent, Jason Derulo, and B.o.B. Other episodes of artist to follow include Fat Joe, DJ Cassidy, Aloe Blace and Daddy Yankee.

Here is what Williams shared regarding the episodes of Chronicles during a Q&A with Consciousness Magazine.

Q: What makes Chronicles so i…

Eson Black Interview

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Eson Black: Bringing Back the Originality of R&B
Interviewed and written by Tocarra Eldridge

I (Consciousness Magazine) had the opportunity to speak with vocalist, songwriter, producer and singer, Eson Black, who is a native of Cameroon. Ever since a child, the talented singer has had the gift and passion for singing and pursuing her music career. To make her dream come true and to make her music career prolific, the exceptional artist would go on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Management while in Paris, France.

Eson Black has been very instrumental in the music industry as she was fortunate to grace the stage with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, alongside her choir Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago at the Arie Crown Theater (Chicago). In 2012 the choir went on to have the # 1 Gospel album in the country for several weeks.

Today, Eson Black has released a new single titled “Sending My Love,” a song where she captivates and s…

Aida Yespica Q&A

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Aida Yespica Q&A with Consciousness Magazine Questions written by Aaron Robinson – Editor Q: You made a transition from modeling to television and music. As a model, was that a difficult transition to make? A: I didn’t expect it to be as hard as it was. It was really a challenge. The difficult part was getting to know a group of strangers and learning different points of view. It was a lot more difficult than being hungry!  Q: How has your experience been living and working in the USA, as oppose to living in Italy? A: I’m currently living in the L.A. area which has a lot of Latinos, which reminds me of being in Venezuela…so culturally. I feel at home. I live in Malibu and love it! It is a great place for a family. Q: You landed a spot on the Italian and Spanish versions of Survivor (L'isola dei Famosi & Supervivientes), what was that whole experience like for you? A: They just picked me to participate! You would think that something that’s made for TV would be simple and made u…

RED VINEYARDS AWAIT

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RED VINEYARDS AWAIT
By Eric Plaut

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) painted some of the most recognized works of all time.  Van Gogh used his artistic talents in a variety of subjects.  His diverse collection of paintings, which are defined through Vincent’s brushstrokes, tends to speak for itself.  Supported by his younger brother Theo, who was an art dealer, Vincent spent the last decade of his life devoted to his painting.

Surprisingly, though he made over 2000 works of art, Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime.  But it wasn’t from his series of Sunflowers or from one of the two Starry Nights.  (The 1888 version of Starry Night is depicted off the Rhone River; its more famous counterpart, shown with the cypress trees, was painted the following year.  Both Starry Night portraits were shown side by side at the 2002 exhibit of Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin at the Art Institute in Chicago.)  The Red Vineyard was constructed on November 4, 1888.  It is a landscape done in oil…

An Interview with Global Composer Yanni

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Yanni 2014 Worldwide Tour
An Interview with Global Composer Yanni
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson - Editor

There are few musicians who can rise to a certain pinnacle and can sincerely say they have achieved and gained the success as a worldwide artist by being awarded for more than 40 platinum and gold albums. As a native of Greece, legendary global composer, Yanni, sought out a vision to believe in his goals at a young age and has come to reach millions of fans worldwide.

Accomplishing goals was not always an easy task for the iconic composer; however, his tenure and persistence to carry out his career is proof that one man can believe and conquer the endeavors in which they set out.

Yanni has toured and performed at places such the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India and the Royal Albert Hall in England, just to name a few. To date, Yanni is on his 2014 nationwide tour performing in over 20 countries. He will also perform in Chicago on September 6th at the Sears Center…

The 2014 BallUp Street Tour

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The 2014 BallUp Street Tour
An interview with The Professor and Baby Shaq
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson – Editor & Tocarra Eldridge - Journalist

Families and fans filled the Jones Convocation Center auditorium at Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois for another amazing and exciting event of the 2014 BallUp Street Tour. Earlier in the day local basketball players were encouraged to tryout and test their skills for a spot on the Chicago Team. Players who made the cut would go against the undefeated BallUp team and compete in the main event. In their efforts, the local players could have a chance to go pro, receive a spot on the BallUp roster and sign a contract worth $100,000.

During the main event, as the players lined the floor, NBA star Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls would eventfully coach the Chicago Team who played a very competitive game throughout the first, second, third and forth quarter. While the thrill of the magical plays continued, Gilbert Arenas wo…