There’s no shortage of ways that you can rely on social media to build a better buzz—and a stronger brand—for your business. You can share drool-worthy images, post content that helps people improve their lives, or even just send out short messages that are fun. But now, with the new Periscope tool, you can do something more: quickly and easily connect with your community using videos.
Owned by Twitter, Periscope is a live video streaming service that’s already got nearly 2 million daily users, sharing hundreds of thousands of hours of video each and every day. Those users—companies and individuals—are sharing news, gathering new fans, building community.
And one of the best things about Periscope is that it’s easy to use; if you have a Twitter account you’re part of the way there. Want to learn the ins, the outs, and the best way to approach Periscope? This graphic can help:
BEVERLY HILLS—Kicking off Oscars weekend, on Friday, February 24, the National Hispanic Media Coalition will host their star-studded 20th annual Impact Awards Gala at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, where Latinos making outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in film and TV will be honored. This is a black tie affair to honor outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media, hosted by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
Elena of Avalor, Outstanding Animated Series, creator and executive producer Craig Gerber, and co-producer and story editorSilvia Olivas to accept the award
Hate Rising, Outstanding Documentary, producer Catherine Tambini to accept the award on behalf of the team, including Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos
Special Presenter: Norman Lear, a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms including, One Day at a Time, All InThe Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many others that defined and revolutionized American television.
Emcees: Christina Vidal, actress known for Training Day, Freaky Friday and Welcome to the Dollhouse Lisa Vidal, actress and producer known for Being Mary Jane, Star Trek and The Division
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2017 6:00-7:00 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals, Reception 7:00-10:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony
WHERE: Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
NHMC’s 2017 title and diamond event sponsors include The Walt Disney Company, Univision Communications Inc., and Comcast NBCUniversal.
About The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NMHC)
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications.
South Jersey songstress Camille Peruto has a brand new album out entitled “From the Sea to the Sky”. If you are not familiar with Peruto, she appeared on Season 14 of American Idol and has opened for Tim Reynolds of the Dave Matthews Band. Have a listen to her lead single “Crooked Roads.” You can stream the album “From the Sea to the Sky” now and let Fromgirltogirl know what you think. Peruto’s style is similar to Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift and Birdy. Here are just some of her accolades:
Was on American Idol (Season 14)
Opened for Anna Nalick ((Breathe (2AM))
Opened for Tim Reynolds of the Dave Matthews Band
Opened for various other artists – Lily & Madeleine, Tommy Conwell are a few
Sold out of all the physical copies of her debut album “Sparrow” (2013).
Can’t Get Away
The High Road
Crazy Crazy Mad
Set Up a Sail
Eric Novod – Drums
Joe Parella – Guitar/Machine
Roshane Karunaratne – Piano/Keys
Erik Kase Romero – Bass
Camille Peruto – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
About Camille Peruto
Philadelphia based recording artist and singer/songwriter Camille Peruto creates her music with a melodious blend of pop, rock and folk sounds. With a range of influences, her music exudes catchy melodies and memorable lyrics. Her debut album, Sparrow, has sold out everywhere except for iTunes, where it is still available. She has headlined shows in Philadelphia and played famous venues in and along the East Coast, LA and Nashville. Along with her original music, Camille has a repertoire of over 300 cover songs, each performed with her own unique twists and embellishments that captivate and charm her audiences. Learn more about Camille Peruto and follow her on Facebook.
Are you a heavy metal hard rock fan? If yes, there are many heavy metal bands to keep on your radar. One in particular is the Matriarchs, that hit the local hardcore scenes of Los Angeles, New York, France, and Northern California with a bang. Founding guitarists Ben Levi and vocalist Richard Barthel formed the heavy metal band Matriarchs to fuse together visual aesthetic and presentation in thought provoking heavy metal music acts like Tool or Converge with the sonic feorcity and energy of hardcore. Have a listen to their debut EP “Scandalous Jointz” and you will hear thought provoking lyrics as well as precision and technicality often found in metal and the energy and ferocity of their predecessors breakdown.
The album “Scandalous Jointz“features ex-members of well-known bands like Hoods, Ruckus, and The Faceless. Have a listen to Matriarchs‘ Deadman lyric video to hear how they bring a unique brand of punk influenced metal.
Like what you hear? Support local music and buy EP so they can make more great music for your enjoyment by visiting matriarchs.bandcamp.com. You can also follow them on Facebook.
If you were born in the 90’s or earlier, there’s a good chance you came across the movie Wayne’s World with Mike Myers. This year is 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World and those in Los Angeles have the opportunity to join the director and cast members for a panel taping in honor of the 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World (WW25). The videotaped interviews will accompany the feature film when it returns to U.S. theaters for a one-night-only celebration in February. The event will be held tomorrow, Monday January 9th, 2017 with press check-in at 5:45pm and the Red Carpet talent arriving at 6:15pm ( doors open). Then at 7:00pm the original Pre-show Featurette, live talent conversation, additional on-screen conversation, followed by screening of full length Wayne’s World Movie (1997) PG-13. Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes will happen. Yes, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Lorne Michaels and Rob Lowe will all be there.
WHERE: The Pacific Theater at The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
You may also want to add to your calendar February 8, 2017 as SpectiCast and Paramount Pictures are hosting an excellent, one-night-only theatrical event where Fans across the U.S. will have the chance to party on with Wayne and Garth when the film returns to more than 400 theaters. The special event will include an introduction by Peter Travers (Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC-TV) and a videotaped chat with the director and cast members after the film. Wayne’s World was originally released on February 14, 1992. EPK
Ryan Seacrest is synonymous with New Year’s Eve and Fromgirltogirl couldn’t help notice that Seacrest rang in the New Year with the most anticipated 2017 color and style trends, donning a custom Ryan Seacrest Distinction tuxedo. Seacrest’s look – entirely from his eponymous menswear collection – showcased the handsome host as a fashion trendsetter and beloved on-air personality with enviable style. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction custom look included:
Ryan Seacrest Distinction GREEN BROCADE Jacket with Shawl Collar
Ryan Seacrest Distinction FRENCH-CUFF WHITE SHIRT; SPREAD COLLAR BIB FRONT PIQUE
Ryan Seacrest Distinction accessories: BLACK BOWTIE; BLACK ONYX CUFFLINKS and WHITE POCKET SQUARE
Ryan Seacrest Distinction BLACK RIB SHAWL OVERCOAT
Gucci patent leather cap toe loafer
During “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017,” he sported a green brocade Ryan Seacrest Distinction jacket with shawl collar, a subtle nod to the anticipated surge in green throughout menswear in 2017. A clean white French-cuff bib front pique shirt, classic black bowtie and timeless black loafer tied the look together, as a Distinction black rib shawl overcoat kept the host warm while broadcasting live from Times Square.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” and featured 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, with performance acts in New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” is produced by Dick Clark Productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco as co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer. Fromgirltogirl loved every moment of it. Check out the style here:
The Ryan Seacrest Distinction collection is available exclusively at Macys and Macys.com.
Top 8 reasons we love Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television with host and executive producer roles including ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve program “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” NBC’s live late night coverage of the Summer Olympics in Rio, E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” award shows, Fox’s top-rated primetime talent showcase “American Idol” (which completed its final season in January 2016) and many more. Seacrest’s Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), which launched in 2006, he has become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse across unscripted, scripted and digital programming.
Seacrest is a celebrated personality across nationally syndicated radio and local radio, as host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” the market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for iHeart Media’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, and a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
In 2014, he launched a men’s tailored clothing and accessories collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, at Macy’s, which soon became one of the most successful menswear launches at Macy’s in the last decade.
Seacrest entrepreneurial interests include a diverse range of media and entertainment companies through Seacrest Global Group, including marketing services agency Civic Entertainment Group, Pinterest and attn; he also holds independent investments in DigiTour Media, Headspace and AXS TV.
Seacrest’s youth-focused philanthropic efforts are having a significant impact nationwide. As chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, he has opened 10 broadcast media centers – Seacrest Studios – in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country, dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. He also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.
His fashion collection Ryan Seacrest Distinction is a leading menswear lifestyle brand recognized for celebrating classic and iconic looks with a contemporary eye. Founded in 2014, the Distinction brand delivers premium fabrics, design, detailing and value to men’s tailored clothing and accessories.
Ryan Seacrest Distinction’s masculine signatures, geometric shapes, proportion, texture, pattern, and color, are combined in unexpected ways – timelessness made modern. Using the Style Made Smart™ color matching system, jackets, pants, shirts, and ties are labeled with the number of the color group they match, creating a perfectly coordinated look.
The Ryan Seacrest Distinction brand offers a range of products including men’s tailored clothing, accessories, sweaters, outerwear, and sportswear. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction Collection is available exclusively at Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com
Natalise + the Sunset Run, a pop/alternative band radiating a magnetic softness releases a brand new album ‘Glimpses of the Sun’ and the brand new single ‘ The Lucky Ones.’ And the single ‘The Lucky Ones’ is definitely worth the watch. Check it out now:
About the song The Lucky Ones
“When Natalise wrote the ‘The Lucky Ones,’ she was going through a sort of deep introspection and sadness for a period of time after having watched two loved ones around her get diagnosed with stage 1 and 2 forms of cancer. They were both very young, beautiful, and talented. It was a shock to the system and really one of those times she asked “Why them? Why do bad things happen to good people?”
A bit later, she faced a health scare of her own. This made Natalise realize when one is faced with a possibility of life being finite, a wave of memories from the past and hopes for the future flash by. One begins to reconsider what is really important. And you start coming to the realization that life is pretty short. You have to make every moment count.
The final impetus to write the song actually came from a film script that ran across her desk and a call from a producer. He was looking for a possible song for an upcoming film about a young couple, where the female lead was dying and she wanted to say goodbye. Natalise’s thought was that she wanted the song to be one of celebration and gratefulness for life — she felt it to be true and authentic to her character and certainly a philosophy that resonates with her.
There’s nothing in the ‘The Lucky Ones’ that reveals that it is related to cancer or saying goodbye in any way. That was on purpose, of course, because after all, the song is about gratefulness and cherishing every moment you have. But a few months ago, ASCAP (a performing rights organization) held a conference and played ‘The Lucky Ones’ on a panel. After the session, a man in his late 50s came up to her with tears in his eyes. “I’m a stage 4 cancer survivor. I have four kids and a wife. I didn’t think I’d be standing here today.” He continued, wiping his tears, “This song… it reminded me of the fact that I am grateful… every day. I am so lucky. My family…we are the lucky ones. Thank you so much for writing this song. People who have gone through what I’ve been through need to hear this.” It was at that moment when it all came full circle for Natalise. These are the moments she feels worthy as a songwriter — that she was able to move someone, to touch someone’s heart with a piece of music.
Natalise is an unexpected talent in the music industry. She began her musical journey at a young age and has taken a variety of adventurous paths to find herself where she is today. Piano at three, dance at seven, church choir at eight all led her to the renowned San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she became an accomplished classically trained pianist and vocalist.
While her classical background informed her understanding of music, Natalise found true solace in writing songs on the piano, inspired by her own experiences in love and heartache. These acoustic songs are the genesis for her formation of Natalise + The Sunset Run. Inspired by artists like Coldplay, One Republic, Adele, and John Legend, she has been creating modernly heartfelt music that has landed on networks like MTV, VH1, Oxygen, and The WB/CW, as well as performing at venues like the Warriors’ Stadium (The Arena at Oakland), Viper Room, House of Blues, and colleges across the country, including her alma mater Stanford University, from which she graduated in three years in order to go on tour promoting her first radio release.
Her newest release, Glimpses of the Sun, is a gorgeous collection of songs that radiate a magnetic softness. Natalise’s approach is one of minimalist beauty that lets the music breathe, and showcases her dynamic musical talents for the world to see. Her new single, “The Lucky Ones,” is the first offering from the album and one well worth the investment.
“The Lucky Ones” is the kind of video that lifts the viewer out of their own body and places them in a calming, beautiful world created by Natalise and director Andrew James Abajian. The clip is centered on Natalise standing on a rocky stretch of the California coast, at first staring out into the infinite. As the waves crash behind her, she serenades the camera with the heartfelt message of ‘The Lucky Ones.’
Interspersed in between are shots of real moments from real people in varying states of life. Whether it be a first kiss on the Brooklyn Bridge, welcoming home a newborn baby, or an elderly couple quietly enjoying each other’s company, the 8mm style footage inspires a heartwarming connection between viewer and video. Learn more abotu Natalise by following her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
During this holiday season there is plenty of new music to choose from and make great gifts for co-workers, family, and friends. Canadian pop/ electronic songtress Bree Taylor is one of those must watch and listen to artists of 2016. Taylor has a new music video and single release entitled “Broken Dreams,” watch it now or have a listen:
Toronto Pop singer-songwriter Bree Taylor is a force to be reckoned with. Taylor is known for powerful, honest lyrics and dynamic melodies that express a range of emotions that relate to people.
Writing and creating music has always been Taylor’s way of expressing herself, baring her soul to the world. Taylor has written and recorded her debut EP in Los Angeles, California and released her first single “Broken Dreams” on September 29th, 2016. She has always been an outgoing and creative child: writing poems, stories and lyrics and participating in school choir’s from the age of six. Her Instructor’s describe Taylor as an emotional and gifted singer with a powerful and unique voice. She has shown an ear for music and known for quickly picking up instruments – piano, flute, and guitar.
Moreover, Taylor has made a name for herself on YouTube as a beauty creator where she shares her passion for makeup, skin care and beauty products and continues to post videos for her viewers. Her popular book review series, “Books with Bree” is noteworthy as well and shows her passion for literature. Get to know her better by liking Bree Taylor on Facebook.
Just in time for the holidays, a new advance EP release for consideration entitled “The Antics of More Youthful Times” from FLAUNT, a mysterious a/v collective act. Coming off the critical success of the audiovisual album RAVE NOIR (18 songs and videos), Flaunt takes the shorter route here with a seven track EP featuring the singles ‘Into The Sky’ and ‘Something Different.’ This EP finds the act mining new vibes on songs like ‘Something Different’ which gives off tropical meets Eastern vibe. The deep, brooding rock sound of Rave Noir’s heavy track “Last 9 Words” influences the act’s take on Adele’s song ‘Send My Love’ giving it added power as well as the original Endless Vision.The act is in the process of putting finishing touches on a new full length for 2017. Listen to ‘Something Different now:
Styles: Indie, Rock, Pop, Acoustic, Electronic, Alternative
Members/Instruments: Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito
New EP release
THE ANTICS OF MORE YOUTHFUL TIMES
Available on Soundcloud: 25 December 2016
Worldwide Release date: 06 JANUARY 2017 (spotify, itunes, etc)
Invidual Track Release dates (singles):
ENDLESS VISION: 05 December 2016
OUTBREAK: 12 December 2016
FLAUNT is the brain child of USA’s Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito with an eclectic yet harmonic soundtrack of songs and a promise to deliver just that on the new album.
Hailing from two similar but distant areas of the United States (Colorado and Maine) the duo formed as a result of social media and have been recording ever since. They share responsibilities in the act with the main goal of making music that is art. The guys aim to create song cycles in the day and age where the album has declared “dead.” After the success of their album CODON, they released a synth/electronic based EP containing the independent music number one hit National Anthem and an eclectic selection of songs and videos including a curious cover of Donna Summer’s “Grand Illusion” as well as the rock epic and accompanying short film “My Clone Sleeps Alone,” originally performed by Pat Benatar,
This latter tune won praise from the song’s original writer (and bass player) Roger Capps.With this experience and passion under their belts, they sought to step back into the disparate sounds of CODON but embellish them with lyrics and more song structure, blending both electronics and organics into an 18 track mammoth project complete with narrative videos for each song. The group entitled the project RAVE NOIR and the results are an amalgamation of guitars, keyboards, swamp rock, and emotive vocals. When asked about the album they state, “we wanted to make an album that was reminiscent to some extent of what radio used to sound like… where a Zeppelin tune would be followed by a hit single by the Little River Band and then something by the Gap Band.”
Coming off the critical success of the audiovisual album RAVE NOIR (18 songs AND
videos), Flaunt takes the shorter route here with a seven track EP featuring the singles
Into The Sky and Something Different. This EP finds the act mining some new vibes
(check out the tropical meets Eastern vibe of Something Different). The deep, brooding
rock sound of Rave Noir’s heavy track “Last 9 Words” influences the act’s take on
Adele’s pop song ‘Send My Love’ giving it added power as well as the original Endless