Legendary radio host Casey Kasem dies at 82 on Father’s Day

#TaniaOnTheScene - Casey Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for almost four decades as the host of countdown shows such as “American Top 40″ and “Casey’s Top 40,” died early Sunday, according to a Facebook post from his daughter Kerri Kasem.

The news was confirmed by Casey’s Kasem’s agent, Don Pitts, who added that a memorial service will be held Friday.

Casey Kasem was 82 and had been hospitalized in Washington state for two weeks.

“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” Kasem’s children — Kerri, Mike and Julie — wrote in a statement released by Kasem’s representative, Danny Deraney.

“Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken … The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.”

Kasem’s longtime friend, Gonzalo Venecia, and his younger brother, Mouner Kasem, were also with him when he died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington, at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, a family member said.

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Bruk It Down 2.0

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Mr. Vegas’ new album is currently in stores. He has a single with Beyonce - Standing on the sun that debuted this summer. I had the chance of talking to him at his album release party, along with Bobby Konders.

Check it out:

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Chris Brown Checks Into Rehab

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Who would think that Rihanna’s song REHAB wouldn’t be so closely related to her ex-boo, but Chris Brown has decided to check himself into a rehab facility.

The singer was arrested over the weekend after getting into yet another fight. Brown decided that perhaps rehab will help his behavior. He’s still on probation from his 2009 assault incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. And since his probation doesn’t end until Aug. 25, 2014, any arrest could be considered a violation, and result in jail time.

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Jazz Pianist and NPR Radio Staple, Marian McPartland, Dies at 95

#TaniaOnTheScene - Marian McPartland, the genteel Englishwoman who became a fixture of the American jazz scene as a pianist and, later in life, hosted the internationally syndicated and immensely popular public radio show “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz,” died on Tuesday at her home in Port Washington, N.Y. She was 95.

Her death was announced by NPR.

Ms. McPartland was a gifted musician but an unlikely candidate for jazz stardom. She recalled in a 1998 interview for National Public Radio that shortly after she arrived in the United States in 1946, the influential jazz critic Leonard Feather, who himself was born in England and who began his career as a pianist, said, “Oh, she’ll never make it: she’s English, white and a woman.”

Mr. Feather, she added, “always used to tell me it was a joke, but I don’t think he meant it as a joke.”

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Beyonce’s ‘Grown Woman’

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#TaniaOnTheScene - The full version of the new Beyonce track ‘Grown Woman’ has finally appeared online.

A snippet of the track debuted in an advert for Pepsi unveiled during the half-time show of this year’s Super Bowl in April.

Beyoncé has unveiled a raft of new song snippets in 2013, including ‘Standing In The Sun’, which features in a television commercial for high street retailers H&M, and ‘Rise Up’, which featured in the trailer for the Disney film Epic. Last month, her cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’, which she recorded with OutKast’s Andre 3000 for the official soundtrack for The Great Gatsby, attracted fierce criticism from Winehouse’s father Mitch, who claimed that Beyoncé brought “nothing” to the song and described Andre 3000’s contribution to the cover as “terrible”. Beyoncé has been performing the full version of ‘Standing In The Sun’ on her ongoing Mrs Carter World Tour, though a full album, widely expected to be released before the run of shows, did not appear.

Take a listen: http://snd.sc/10KnSbX

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Songs 4 Solace Breast Cancer Benefit

Today on #TaniaOnTheScene we continue to acknowledge that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

For a full year the Songs 4 Solace concert series has been contributing to the education and possible cures for diseases that effect us all. A portion of each ticket purchased goes towards finding a cure. This series includes The MarXman along with a talented cast of dedicated performers who respect and love the stage!

WeRepMixtapes / All City Live Radio / Sikmixxradio.com
Presents…THE SONGS 4 SOLACE Concert Series
benefiting BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Hosted by Comedian Darnell Wright & G Waterz of BPE Music

Music courtesy of All City Live Radio’s DJ Prince


Live Musical Performances by
Dapa Don | Songbird | The Marxman | Klair Kia | Kennis Clark | Odane Whilby | Nyila | Mike Check

Event details
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 
@Taj Lounge
48 W 21st St bet 5th & 6th Avenues
Donation: $10.00 
Doors 5:30pm / Showtime: 7:30pm

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@SikMixxRadio Presents: Songs 4 Solace Concert Series with @TheMarXman

Today on #TaniaOnTheScene we pay close attention to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Please join us at Taj Lounge for a concert benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness.

Taj is located at:

48 West 21st Street, between 5th and 6th aves, New York, NY 10010