Sylvar- The Site for Entertainment News

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By Cindy Waters

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Sylvar.tv has long been the hottest place to get your fix for juicy celebrity gossip, movie, music, entertainment news and more. From the biggest stars to those new on the scene, Sylvar.tv gives you the most revealing, up-to-the-minute news right at your fingertips!

Visit Sylvar.tv now to get news on the upcoming Bond movie and the sexy Bond girl candidates, plus news on the stealthy stalker that broke into Keanu’s Hollywood Hills home. Also, check out the summer’s best beach bodies and the hot new music artists of 2014.

If you have a hot tip, article, photo or video relating to a brand new or rising entertainment star, please feel free to contact our editors at news@sylvar.tv. We want to hear from you!

Greycastle- A Stronghold for Serious News

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By Carol Randerson

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Founded by Bryan Levy in 1994, Greycastle News Corporation is an American news network that provides online developments in world news, technology, health, lifestyle and entertainment. What makes Greycastle different from hundreds of news agencies worldwide in its class is that it is an advertising-free network. Greycastle carefully chooses the most relevant breaking news for its readers who skew towards the higher income and education bracket.

“With most news sites, the important news you want to read about is buried beneath ads about credit cards, bed sheets or less than essential articles like ‘Celebs Who Look Alike’,” states Archer McConnell, who evaluates the quality of a range of news providers.    “It’s refreshing to see that a different way can exist. Greycastle delivers the relevant information without all the clutter and distraction.”

Upon visiting the site, you get the feeling that you are in an Old World library, gathering knowledge and protected from the distractions of the outside world. Visit www.greycastle.tv and decide for yourself.

Turning Art into Blood Diamonds

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By Steve Whelan

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Avastar, a media network generally known for its art, music and entertainment news and lifestyle pieces recently released a serious news article under their Art Division, which exposes the little known truth behind the IS (Islamic State) terrorist funding. This year alone, the world has received wave after wave of disturbing news on the atrocities of the IS, formerly known as ISIS. Their acts of violence include mass killings, displacement of 1.2 million people from their homes, the kidnapping of almost 150 children and the murder of three Western captives. How are they funding these terrorist activities and what is the connection between art and IS?

Besides selling oil, robbing banks and attacking and holding territories, they have looted precious Syrian artifacts and traded them on the black market, making their way to private collectors around the world. What these collectors may not know (or want to know) is that these historic and prehistoric cultural treasures are being stolen and treated as blood diamonds to grow and train IS fighters. In addition, shrines, tombs, churches, and mosques have been destroyed, in an attempt to erase history out of sectarian religious hatred.

To read more on this topic, see ‘Syria’s Cultural Artifacts are Blood Diamonds for ISIS’ or email news@avastar.tv with your comments.

Mobcity Magazine presents The Music Issue: Part 1.

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Mobcity Magazine presents The Music Issue: Part 1. Enjoy!

Veteran Music Executive Ken Wilson Talks About The Akademia and the Changing Musical Landscape

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From senior posts at Arista Records, Columbia and MCA to J Records and Warner Brothers, veteran record executive Ken Wilson has shaped the careers of legendary artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Seal, Sade, George Michael and many more, leading to record sales in excess of $2 Billion.

 

 

Ken Wilson started his career in music at Arista Records. There he worked with acclaimed artists Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Billy Ocean, Taylor Dayne and Kenny G. Ken continued his journey on to Columbia Records where he served as Senior Vice President of Radio Promotions. He became responsible for the success of artists such as Mariah Carey, Maxwell, LL Cool J, George Michael, Kriss Kross, DaBrat, Slick Rick and more. He then went on to MCA Records as President of Urban Music where he oversaw operations in the urban music division, signing KC & JoJo of Jodeci, Rahsaan Patterson, Anthony Hamilton, coordinated the success of Mary J Blige’s ‘Share My World’ album and New Edition’s ‘Home Again’.

Ken Wilson’s reputation then brought him to J Records where he reported directly to Clive Davis as Senior Vice President of Urban Music. Once again, Ken played a key role in the success of artists such as Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross, Monica, Busta Rhymes, Mario, Fantasia, Jamie Foxx and Ruben Studdard, to name a few. After a long tenure at J Records, Ken moved to the west coast to serve as Senior Vice President of Urban Music at Warner Brothers Records. There, he was responsible for urban radio airplay and marketing efforts while managing budgets and overseeing field staff. Here he has been instrumental in the careers of Seal, Eric Benet, Mike Jones and V.I.C. of ‘Wobble’ fame.  Ken is continuing to guide successful artists, such as Beyonce, Johnny Gill, Eric Benet, J. Cole, Juicy J and Cee-Lo, through effective marketing and promotions.

“The traditional music business model has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. But while many doors have closed to new artists, many new doors have opened as well. The Akademia brings together the expertise of top record executives and producers to help guide the careers of new up-and-coming artists and groom them for success,” states Ken. “I look forward to The Akademia becoming a major force in the near future.”

The Akademia Music Awards is based in Los Angeles, California and supports musicians interested in receiving a higher degree of market exposure and recognition in the new music business era. As one of the six Akademia board members, Ken concentrates his efforts on the Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel categories, guiding artists from the earliest stages to commercial success.

You may contact Ken with questions or requests for assistance at ken@theakademia.com

Read more at: http://www.theakademia.com/ken_wilson

MobCity Magazine- June 2014 Issue

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 Mobcity Magazine is a compilation of Millennium press received during the past month. Enjoy!

The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

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By Oliver Hektor

Today marks the day that I have decided never to step foot in an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant again. You may think that it had to do with the particular restaurant I went to. On the contrary, the new restaurant looked like a beautifully adorned grand banquet hall with wall to wall sumptuous entrees from sushi and dim sum to steak and crab legs. The patrons however were a little less than remarkable. One tiny elderly lady joined me in the Brazilian barbecue line where I waited patiently for one of the attendants. She looked at me and eagerly pointed to the small sausages. I nodded and called to one of the chefs to assist us and ordered a slice of top sirloin for myself. She curtly informed me that typically the person who is waiting in line first should be served first. Taken aback, I kindly informed her that I was waiting in line first but she denied it and indignantly turned her attention back to the meat attendant. Later at the dessert line, I opened the small glass sliding door where more than a dozen types of tiny delectable desserts stood wait. As I carefully chose my dessert and was removing it from the shelf, a woman opened the glass sliding door from the opposite end, bumping my wrist, causing my miniature mocha mousse cake to go kersplat on the counter. With a huff, she stomped over to the other side of me, impatiently waiting as I reached for a new cake. A few seconds later, an oversized woman towered over me in a different line as I used the small thongs to take a couple more items. She impatiently snatched the thongs as soon as I was done with them. Was I missing something here? This was an all-you-can-eat buffet where they served food all day. There was no impending cut-off time in which the restaurant would close the buffet lines or a time limit on how long you could sit in your table. Why were people so strangely impatient?

As I looked around, I saw people dodging to and fro with their plates and a determined look on their faces as they made a bee line for the food. They sat and inhaled their mound of food only to rush back to the buffet line two or three more times for more fodder. Close by were glassy-eyed waiters who stood and watched all the guests gorge themselves silly and would step in occasionally to ask, ‘Are you done with your plate ma’am?’ Some guests were overweight, some were downright obese, a few had terrible acne and still others just had an ill-favored look about them is all. I had a sickening feeling in my gut, and I don’t think it was from the sashimi. A feeling of disgust crept up on me as I took in this alien all-you-can-eat buffet culture. There is something inherently wrong with a system that asks you to come and shovel as much food as you want in one sitting for twenty bucks. Perhaps people are caught up in the idea of getting their money’s worth and then some. But if you look at it in another way, you are paying for a three-pound weight gain, indigestion and a lower self-esteem for eating like a bear going into hibernation. It just doesn’t seem to be all that worth it.

If I could describe the atmosphere of the buffet restaurant in one word, it’s manic. That is what happens when there is no official end to a meal and moderation goes out the window. Each bite is a different dish and all the flavors just mash together under the constant, frenetic mastication. I glanced up and saw a petite woman working on her dessert plate with a couple other semi-finished plates pushed aside. I was reminded of a music video I saw called ‘Wide Thing’ where an Asian with blue hair shovels bite after bite of crappy fast food in her mouth in order to appease her boyfriend who’s into big butts. By the end of the video, her butt is five times as big as before and her boyfriend nods approvingly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX0ZxbvVDPA

Read the full article at: http://www.whoismillennium.com/press_room/the_all_you_can_eat_buffet