Category: CY Music

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    Love Didn’t Keep them Together But It Kept them Friends: Talented and Kind, Songstress Toni Tennille, Half of Famous Duo The Captain and Tennille, Talks About her New Book, Toni Tennille: A Memoir; More

    The year was 1975 and the Captain and Tennille song, Love Will Keep Us Together, was tearing up the charts. Toni Tennille and her husband Daryl Dragon aka the Captain were one of the most popular male/female music duos of the 1970s. The also titled album, Love Will Keep Us Together, went on to win the Grammy for Record of the Year. Her life with Daryl Dragon, left her longing to bring out the emotional side of her now ex-husband, but she says it was to no avail. In her new autobiography Toni Tennille: A Memoir, the singer shares the highs and lows of her personal and professional life. Worried what her fans would think of her divorce from Daryl, Ms. Tennille clears the air. From playing at a place called the Smoke House in her early days to performing at the White House, this is Toni Tennille’s story. Living today in Florida near her sister Jane, Toni is happy where her life is and wants to reassure her fans that she and Darryl Dragon are still good friends and speak often.

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    Grammy Award Winner Sam Moore Out in Support of Phil Collins: Soul Man a Powerful Presence on the Red Carpet

    On March 11th, world renowned music star Phil Collins performed his first concert in years at The Fillmore Miami Beach. We were on hand to speak with Phil and his partner Orianne, on the red carpet [see CYInterviews here]. Soul music legend Sam Moore was one of the celebrities who came out to show his support for Mr. Collins. The two worked together. Sam Moore is a Grammy Award winner and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He was also named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 100 great vocalists of the rock music era. Known for being part of the music duo Sam & Dave, with Dave Prater, and as a solo performer, Mr. Moore’s most famous hit is Soul Man.

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    Phil Collins is Back! First Concert in Years, at The Fillmore Miami Beach

    This past Friday evening, mega music star/songwriter Phil Collins returned to the stage for his first musical performance in many years at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Known for his work with Genesis and as a solo artist, Mr. Collins multiple hits include: Against All Odds, Another Day in Paradise, Easy Lover, One More Night and In the Air Tonight. His seven song performance during The Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala, a charitable organization he founded with his partner Orianne Collins, was the first step in what may be the beginning of the next chapter of Phil Collins’s music career. The Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner has been talking about the possibility of an active performing career going forward. There have also been reports about a possible world tour, but he has not confirmed that yet.

  • Tiana Empire, Serayah, Serayah McNeil, Serayah 2015, Actress Serayah McNeil

    Multitalented Serayah, Fox’s Empire’s Tiana, Opens up about Her Success, Stardom, Working with Taylor Swift and the Future

    It is not common for an unknown actress to land a major role on a TV show, particularly one that becomes an overnight hit. For Serayah McNeil, playing singing sensation Tiana, on the popular Fox TV show Empire, is remarkably her first role. Known to her fans as simply Serayah, she now wants people to recognize her for all she is doing away from the urban music TV drama. With the opportunity to perform in front of a live crowd at the BET Awards in June and to work with A-list music star Taylor Swift on a variety of projects, it is only the beginning of Ms. McNeil building a multidimensional career. Serayah was also with Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and many other big names at this past weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards. Many people in show business will be placed in one genre and many times are not taken seriously when they try to do something else outside of what is perceived to be their specialty. For Serayah, playing a music star on television has led her to now performing as a music star in real life – think Jennifer Lopez as Selena and then as a pop star in her own right.

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    Hunk a Hunk of Burning Elvis: Steve Connolly Keeps Elvis Alive – Show at Four Queens Hotel on Freemont Street in Downtown Las Vegas a Must for Everyone, Elvis Fan and General Music Lover Alike

    Elvis Presley will always be known to the world as The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Few entertainers will ever reach his level of notoriety and accomplishment. Then there are the Elvis impersonators. Steve Connolly is arguably the most celebrated Elvis impersonator in the country. He has received numerous accolades and opportunities owing to his portrayal of the King, both in Las Vegas and across the country. See our photo with him above with an Elvis portrait he painted. As the only Elvis entertainer to ever have a show running daily in a Las Vegas Strip Casino, at Bally’s Las Vegas, and endorsements from the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, current presidential candidate Donald Trump and even Elvis Presley’s conductor Bobby Morris, Mr. Connolly’s show, titled Spirit of the King, really does bring Elvis back to life. The show is currently at the Four Queens Hotel located in downtown Las Vegas, on Freemont Street. With over 5000 performances impersonating the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mr. Connolly’s appearance, vocal range and impressions of Elvis are spot on. If you are not an Elvis fan before seeing his show, you will be one after.

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    Time to Get Physical with the One that We Want: Olivia Newtown John’s Summer Nights Show at the Flamingo in Las Vegas a Must See!

    With summer right around the corner, people will travel to Las Vegas from across the world to partake in the many entertainment activities the town has to offer. When it comes to concerts, Olivia Newton-John’s Summer Nights show at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is a must see. It is a great choice for the entire family. On May 26th, we attended the singer, actress and philanthropist’s opening night for her latest leg of shows on the Las Vegas Strip. See our photo with Olivia Newton-John after the show above.

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    The Talented Erica Sommer: South Beach Singer Extraordinaire

    At the end of 2013, we attended the opening of South Beach’s popular new hotspot The Cabaret South Beach. Back then, we sat down with the owner Edison Farrow and, additionally, had a chance to meet some of the great voices who frequently perform there [see here]. At the time, we were introduced to singer and songwriter Erica Sommer. All the performers at The Cabaret South Beach have their own brand of talent, but Erica’s ability to make you feel emotion, while she sings, is one of a kind. With over 20 years performing, as a solo artist and also as a lead singer for various rock bands including Raging Geisha, Ms. Sommer’s performances are both intimate and lively. Many of today’s biggest music stars have background singers. Erica got the chance to show off her talent for the Celine Dion song Right in Front of You. On the business side of the music industry, she also used to work for Gloria and Emilio Estefan. There are many layers and stories to her musical journey, but for now she is focused on solo performances. To close 2014, we went back to The Cabaret South Beach on December 27th as Erica gave a special two hour performance. She performed for the first time in 18 years with musician and fellow soloist Carlos Gonzalez.

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    Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Performs at 20th Edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala

    Over the last two weeks, we have brought you coverage of the 20th edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala. You can see it all here: [here]. Luminaries attending the philanthropic soiree like hosts Lea and Roy Black, Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Courtney Love, no doubt, anxiously awaited the evening’s main event. And that main event did not disappoint. It was masterfully executed by a living legend. At 72 years old, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin put on an inspiring concert that electrified the ballroom at the Fountainbleu Hotel on Miami Beach. Earlier in her performance, Ms. Franklin sang Grammy winner Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. That cover is on Aretha’s new album Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics.

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    Legend Introduces Legend: Inimitable Gloria Estefan Introduces Incomparable Aretha Franklin at 20th Anniversary Edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala; Ms. Estefan Praises Lea and Roy Black

    When you think music and Miami, Gloria Estefan’s name is the first one to come to mind; and for good reason. With a career spanning more than three decades, Ms. Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine have long been South Florida’s show business power couple. Having sold millions of albums and won numerous Grammys, it is safe to save to say that Gloria is a legend. Ms. Estefan is currently working on a Broadway show about her life and the music she has made. The show is set to begin November 2015. We caught up with Gloria and Emilio at the 20th edition of The Blacks’ Annual Gala. The Cuban born singer introduced Aretha Franklin, prior to the Queen of Soul’s performance at the Fontainebleau Hotel.

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    Budding Pop Star Abimbola “Bim” Fernandez: Nigerian Diamond and Gold Heiress Working to Be Taken Seriously for Her Music, Not Judged for Her Family’s Fortune

    As a teenager, Abimbola "Bim" Fernandez says she came to New York to start working on her music dreams. Now 24, the Nigerian heiress is making what she calls “a small dent” in the music industry. Though she did not receive encouragement from her mega-wealthy father in the beginning, he came around because she persevered to achieve some of her singing and performing goals on her own.