weekend ruffle

Scenes from last weekend…

I’ll never forget that evening when the Valley Boys came to Saxons city and we had to school them. You see, Junkanoo in the Bahamas, is really a sporting event. It brings both the young and old together, unlike any other. The main parades are held on Boxing Day and New Years Day, in downtown Nassau. It’s a must-see event, you’ll never forget.

My Sunday treat, was golden vanilla and caramel froyo, with hot fudge and rainbow sprinkles.

Have a great weekend, dears! 

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rhythm approved: MEDICINE


who: R&B/Pop — Singer, DJ & Producer KLP

why: Smooth, sultry rhythm combined with intense pulsating emotion. My kind of single. Lyrics that may very well flow out of the mouth of your favourite hip-hop artist; play with your senses as they’re delivered in the most delicate way. Think Aaliyah.

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HEY THERE! A quick chat with Elizabeth Pope…

Elizabeth Pope performing at “The Club Car Restaurant and Bar”, in Auburn, California on September 26th.

Hey Elizabeth, how have you been? Your career seems to be really blossoming! So many exciting things have been shared across your social media platforms.

I have been wonderful. My career is blossoming at the perfect time. There’s been a lot of activity behind the scenes, which I can’t share details on, but just know it is about to get even more exciting into the next few months and 2015. Yes, I have. Lots of compliments, messages, etc. I try to reply as often as I can, though it gets harder each day.

What has been the greatest highlight/s of your career, so far?

My greatest highlights of my career so far have been the support from family, my siblings, parents, relatives all over the USA, North America and Europe. I have received many congratulatory messages all over social media, email, responding to people’s tweets, comments on Instagram. A feature in my hometown paper The Auburn Journal. My close friends are all wonderful people and have been supportive since, well, I started playing music. Lastly, my management/talent manager on the East Coast has been incredibly supportive. They’ve allowed me a lot of time to develop as an artist in all areas — which includes songwriting.

Highlights from my EP ‘The Next Chapter’, which was released August 15th, 2014: it charted in the top 15-20, top 100 albums. That was all over the world. ‘Extinguished’ which is a personal song off the EP — three days after ‘The Next Chapter’ came out, it was no. 3 in the UK for new releases. [Additionally] I was offered a full VIP opportunity with Spotify. I [also] have my own Vevo Channel and will get that launched soon.

Have you had any bad moments? 

Yes, getting lost finding a gig in Sacramento, which is the state capitol of California. I ended up not playing it, but hey, ‘you live, you learn.’

As you continue to pursue your dreams, what is the greatest lesson you’ve learned along the way?

The greatest lesson that I have learned along the way is that in life, in anything you do, it takes hard work and perseverance and believing in yourself. In addition, having a huge support system throughout life to teach you those lessons. Looking back a bit; I am blessed to see the progress thus far. Former co-workers of mine, said earlier this month, ‘Elizabeth would you have thought you would be pursuing your music full-time as a career?’ I said, ‘Yes.’

What can your fans look forward to in the coming months?

Besides my [new] single due out 12/1/2014 titled ‘As I Watch’. Again, I can’t share too many details with what I am planning with it, but expect it to be an incredible track and follow-up to my EP ‘The Next Chapter.’ Going into the end of 2014 and into 2015, I will have additional performances around the USA and [will be] traveling to various cities, larger venues. That’s about all for now, yet, there may be a few additional surprises.

As always, its been great chatting with you Elizabeth!

Don’t forget to follow Elizabeth on Twitter, Instagram and like her on Facebook!

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rhythm approved: ENCLOSED BY YOU

who: Gospel/Soul, musician Liz Vice

why: Powerful lyrics, stunning vocals and soul within a soul; consumed by love. The artist shines with absolute reverence for God; as the cool, contemporary rhythm, immediately takes over — and you get it.

Photo Credit: Christa Abraham via Flickr

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SugarBad is an emerging band with old school soul and new school cool. They recently released a jazzy new single: “Just Can’t Stop”. Their funky rhythm with a kick, will become your official Friday anthem at the end of a long week — as you let go and get lost in their world.

Listen to their latest single “Just Can’t Stop”:

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

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