One-on-One with Rappers Dice Starr and Brooklyn Kobra

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#TaniaOnTheScene - I got the chance to interview Dice Starr and Brooklyn Kobra, two hip hop artists from Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The two sat down with me to talk about their recent projects, what’s to come in the future, and they spit a few bars for me.

Check them out here:

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New Michael Jackson Album to be Released

#TaniaOnTheScene - The king of pop lives through music!

Nearly six years after his death, Michael Jackson has a new album coming out.

"Escape" is a remix of some of his old hits, expected to be released in May.

It includes eight unheard tracks featuring producers such as Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, and Stargate.

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#TaniaOnTheScene - The trailer for “Maleficent” has finally been released.

The PG rated, action-adventure, explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

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Grammy predictions: Macklemore favored for new artist

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Bet on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to win Grammy’s best new artist trophy this year. Just don’t bet a lot.

The newcomer competition, historically fraught with controversy, left-field picks and puzzling shutouts, may be the most difficult contest to call.

Transgressions have been endless. The prize went to such short-lived sensations as Starland Vocal Band and Christopher Cross. Lip-sync duo Milli Vanilli’s award was revoked. Elvis Costello lost to A Taste of Honey. Among scores of legends never even nominated as bright start-ups were Madonna, U2, Prince, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen.

This year, Macklemore dukes it out with country singer Kacey Musgraves, hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, British crooner Ed Sheeran and London singer/producer James Blake.

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Jack is Back

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Jack Bauer is back, baby! I’m extremely excited for this. 24 returns in May with a new season that’s half the length of previous ones but still takes place over a single day.

The 12-hour series 24: Live Another Day will premiere with a two-hour installment May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and settle into its old Monday at 9 slot on May 12.

Fox’s 24: Live Another Day is reassembling Kiefer Sutherland’s rogue agent, his trusty sidekick Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub), his onetime love Audrey Heller (Kim Raver) and her dad (William Devane), who’s now president.

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Bruno Mars Named BILLBOARD’S “Artist of the Year”

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has been named Billboard magazine’s “2013 Artist of the Year” – an extraordinary honor to cap off an already incredible year. In addition to having one of the best-selling albums of the year with “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” Billboard announced today that Mars topped 8 of their 2013 Year-End charts, including “Hot 100 Artists” and “Top Overall Artists.” To celebrate these accolades, the GRAMMY®-winning superstar has unveiled the eagerly awaited next leg of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.” The acclaimed trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters across North America beginning summer 2014 (see attached listing of cities). Full details – including dates, venues, and ticket information – will be announced soon. For up-to-the-minute news, please see www.brunomars.com/moonshinejungletour.

 

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Bruce Springsteen to Release New Studio Album ‘High Hopes’

#TaniaOnTheScene - The new album has been set for January 14 release on Columbia Records. ‘High Hopes’ finds Springsteen in a number of different musical settings, and includes the members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello and many additional players. The album was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City and marks Springsteen’s 18th studio album.


Here’s a link to the song and video for “High Hopes.” The video, directed by Thom Zimny, is a collage featuring photos from Danny Clinch, Australian tour footage shot by Chris Hilson and featuring Tom Morello, vintage documentary footage, text and graphics: http://brucespringsteen.net/

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