Music

10 Musicians You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, But Need to Give a Listen, Pt. 1

Butch Walker Georgia-born singer/songwriter/producer Butch Walker is no stranger to the music business – he’s been performing in bands and as a solo artist since the late 80s. While you may not have heard any of his solo music, chances are you’ve heard something he’s written or produced for other musicians on the radio. Walker has penned and produced monster hits for Avril Lavigne, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Fall Out Boy, however the […]

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Books, Movies, TV

Young Adult Dystopian Fiction: Coming to a Big and Small Screen Near You

Dystopian fiction is nothing new, but has seen a huge rise in popularity over the past few years with the success of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling YA series, The Hunger Games. And just like what the Twilight phenomenon did for the surging popularity of vampires and werewolves,  The Hunger Games is doing for dystopian fiction. Many dystopian series are equally as popular with both the young adult and adult crowd and fill the shelves at your […]

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Music

2013 Grammy Awards Recap

The Grammy Awards are my favorite awards show all year – partly because I’m such a huge fan of music and partly because I enjoy picking the winners and seeing how many I get right. I’ve been watching the Grammys for as long as I can remember & still have several years in the late 90s taped on old VHS tapes. (Side note: I’m still bitter about Paula Cole and her hairy armpits robbing Hanson […]

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Movies

Warm Bodies: Twilight for Zombie Lovers

R (played by Nicholas Hoult) lives in an airplane at an abandoned airport filled with hundreds of other moaning zombies just like him. Day in and day out he shuffles through life with no pulse and no memory of his life before he was dead, thriving on a regular diet of brains. But all that changes the day he meets Julie (Theresa Palmer). There’s just something about her – nevermind that he ate her boyfriend’s […]

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Books, Movies

Beautiful Creatures: Another YA hit Novel Goes to the Big Screen

When Hollywood can’t come up with something original, it looks to popular books to bring in big bucks at the box office. One needs to look no further than Harry Potter, Twilight or The Hunger Games to see that this formula can indeed work – Summit Entertainment made billions on the Twilight franchise alone. Warner Brothers hopes its adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures by the writing team of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, will […]

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