Monthly Archives: June 2011
If you thought this track was hot before then you absolutely need to see the video for ‘Concoction’! Also available today ‘Hold My Heart’ the EP on iTunes. While you’re at it be sure to check out IAmKVictoria.com.
Watch the video for Concoction below:
Music Producer: Big D, K-Vic
Video Producer: Warren Sheppard, Reign Shaw
Director: Reign Shaw
Writer: Jon Knitter, Reign Shaw
Editor: Geoff Reisner, Ryan Lemasters
Power couple, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have embarked on a new project. The couple are putting their creative talents towards the creation of their new music reality TV show, Q’Viva: The Chosen. During the upcoming months, the couple will embark on a Latin America talent search as the scout dancing, singing, and instrumental talents – in the hopes of creating a Latin superband. Q’Viva’s team consists of Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Simon Fuller(American Idol/X-Factor creator), and Jamie King (Choreographer).
King boasts impressive credentials having worked with some of the biggest names in the business. He’s been directed and choreographed world tours for the likes of: Madonna, Britney Spears, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Avril Lavigne, Ricky Martin and Rihanna, to name a few. In an interview with Celestrellas Jamie King spoke about what can be expected from Q’ Viva:
On the development of Q’ Viva…
Right now we’re really at the beginning stages, getting ready to embark in this journey, which is really in a way a discovery of Latin America and the 21 countries we’re about to scout physically, ourselves, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. Our mission is to discover new, young talent. Actually, young is the not right word, it’s about all ages. But if you are in one of the countries and you have someone that you think represents best your country, we want to know about it. We will follow the people in each country to find undiscovered talent. Also, since we’re in the beginning stages, you can go toYoutube.com/QViva and upload videos. We’re using the Internet as well, because Latin America, as you can imagine, is such a vast region to cover and we want to make sure we don’t miss anything. So if you have a friend or someone you want to nominate in terms of creativity, either a best singer, poet, street performer, we will want to see it. We will be watching all those videos ourselves as well.
On the selection process & YouTube …
Yes! Right now, Jennifer, Marc and myself have been meticulously going through them because we want to make sure that nothing is overlooked. And for us, there’s no age limit. We’re looking for anything that represents a particular region. But I can’t wait to go to each country and search for the talent. I’m so excited and I can’t wait to see more.
On his interest in the job…
I would say it would start with my love of music, dance and culture, live shows. But also, I’m friends with Jennifer and Marc and our other partner, Simon Fuller. They are all great, amazing talents themselves and have created the most successful brands in the world, and that is completely inspiring. For us, it’s all about finding the talent.
On what makes it different from shows like American Idol…
Unlike any other show that you have out there, unlike Idol or America’s Got Talent, we are the talent scouts. We are physically going into these countries not only to find talent but to simultaneously learn about each country and its culture, its similarities and differences with other countries. What makes them unique, what is their voice and the essence of each of the countries. There has never been a show that has really celebrated Latin America this way: the beauty, the splendor, the complexity and all the color that make up Latin America. Our intention is to show that to the rest of the world.
On Latino Culture…
I don’t know about you, but I have a background in dance and I LOVE when a good drum song comes on, with the rhythm in the music and also, the fire of the people, their sexiness. The communal kind of love that unites them is so inspiring and I want to learn more about that. I’m not Latin, I’m American, so I’m very much learning as I go in this process. I’m looking to find undiscovered talent but I’m also learning so much about the cultures myself. So the audience watching us will be learning through me, the American who doesn’t speak Spanish. I’m looking forward to learning more as I go apart from the things I know and that I have learned from directing shows for Ricky Martin, Shakira, Thalía and Paulina Rubio.
On working Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony…
For me there’s no greater experience every time I have had the privilege to work with a Latin artist. And I’ve gotta say, I’ve worked with many, many artists, but each one of them, Ricky, Shakira, Paulina, Thalía, they have a particular fire, soul and energy that comes with the job that I find so inspiring. I must admit all of them have been one of the greatest experiences in my career.
On visiting Latin America…
Not right now, but we will embark on this journey very soon. You will definitely know when huge stars like Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez land in your city (laughs). So I’m definitely looking forward to that happening very soon.
Check out the promo trailer for the show below:
Just in case you haven’t heard Javier Colon has been declared “the Voice”! Colon was awarded the title, a contract with Universal Republic, and $100K in cash at last night’s finale of season 1 of “The Voice.” The Voice is a reality performance show on NBC that is considered a rival of the very popular “American Idol.”
Hand picked by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Colon’s talent was apparent from the jump. In last night’s finale Colon took to the stage and performed “Landslide” a duet with Stevie Nicks in addition to an original song entitled “Stitch by Stich.” Judge and mentor, Adam Levine deemed the performance “one of the most beautiful duets I’ve ever heard in my life.”
Host Carson Daly announced that the voting was incredibly close, with less than 2% separating the winner from the runner up. The top two contestants with the most votes were Dia Frampton and Javier Colon. Colon, who’s had his share of ups and down in the music industry, was emotional in his victory. With tears in his eyes, Javier shouted out “the three women behind me” who made it to the finals with him. His coach Adam Levine engulfed him in a big hug. The Maroon 5 frontman was ecstatic over Colon’s win.
Watch Javier Colon’s performance of Stitch by Stich(an original song):
Take a look at our featured spotlight on StyleandVibes.com. Thanks again Mikelah Rose!
Hailing from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jozette Walker, affectionately know as Joz, created Carib Vue a digital magazine in July of 2010. The blogazine has given her the opportunity to blend her passion for the Caribbean with career development in Communications (which she is studying at Broward College right now).
CaribVue Magazine, spotlights Caribbean entertainment, music, sports, arts, business, travel, culture, lifestyle features, and so much more. As a daily online portal the site offers current events and multimedia content. Featuring a modern, yet laid back Caribbean style, CaribVue’s imagery and overall creative direction mirrors the contemporary look of its viewers.
When did you start blogging & why?
I started blogging almost a year ago in mid-July. The idea of creating CaribVue came to me after losing my office job at a cosmetics company early last year. I was also in college at the time and decided to put my major (Public Relations & Communications) to use. I was born and reared in the Caribbean and I take great pride in my culture, so I decided to fuse this with my love of words. My goal has always been to have a career in the entertainment world and I decided it was time to create my own opportunities. The rest is history, CaribVue was born out of my motivation!
If you could describe your blog in one sentence, what would it be?
CaribVue, the Quintessential Caribbean…Entertainment, Lifestyle and Travel.
What do you hope to accomplish through your blog?
My goal as a blogger is to bring attention to the Caribbean. CaribVue is a fusion of everything uniquely Caribbean – the blog explores entertainment, culture, lifestyle, and travel. My goal is to bring CaribVue to the level of Essence magazine. Currently, we’re a digital blog and multimedia site but I foresee so many opportunities for the CaribVue brand. I hail from a really small island (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) but my goal is to develop the blog into a major platform not only for entertainers, but also businesses in the hospitality and travel industries. I am seeking recognition as a writer and editor, but I’m also an upcoming media consultant and publicist. I am currently in college for Marketing and Communications so the blog helps me to develop not only my skills but also my network. I look forward to CaribVue generating revenue through advertising and opening the doors to new opportunities for me in the marketing and entertainment industries.
What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
The most challenging part of being a blogger is keeping the content fresh. Since, I am pretty new to the game leads are hard to come by so I am constantly scouring the internet for stories that my readers may find interesting.
How do you keep content on your blog fresh and interesting?
I have found that the easiest way to stay informed when leads are few is to subscribe to RSS feeds. I follow a large number of news, entertainment, travel, culture, and national news sites that offer stories on Caribbean people, places, and things. By keeping track of RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, and newsletters it minimizes the time.
Are you a one person show, how do you balance writing, promoting, coverage etc.?
I am the sole operator of the blog but I’m always on the lookout for contributors. I’m not sure how I pull of this balancing act, but I do. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are my greatest tools. My blog is linked directly to those two platforms and I also use them to promote my business as well, Twaitter (a Twitter platform) is excellent for my automated promotional tweets. I also have friends throughout the Caribbean, U.S., and Canada that supply me with great leads and media (pictures and videos) when I’m at my home base.
Do you feel Caribbean bloggers are taken as seriously as print publications (why or why not)?
I believe that the Caribbean blogging scene is being developed, there are so many topics to cover but I feel at present Caribbean travel blogs receive most of the attention. The main reason for this is that we are known throughout the world as a “tropical paradise” however when it comes to our music, history, and food these are the lesser known things. There are few Caribbean entertainment/culture magazines that make it out of the region as print publications, so there is definitely a viable market for these types bloggers on the internet. I look forward to a time when Caribbean bloggers will be looked as authoritative figures on topics besides travel.
What advice would give someone who wants to get into blogging?
My advice to potential bloggers is to write about topics that you have a passion for. A reader can read an article and easily relate to you without having ever meeting you. Write in a conversational style to connect with your readers and the writing process will come effortlessly. In real estate its location, location, location…on the internet it’s social media connect with your readers and connect your blog with the social networks that’s your link to the world!
Who are you Vibin’ to right now (Musically Caribbean or non-Caribbean)?
I am a music connoisseur. I listen to everything but currently you can catch me listening to Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Rock City, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, and Beyoncé. My favorite genres are R&B, Lover’s Rock, Pop, and Bacahata.
How would you describe your personal style?
I like to describe my style as island chic. I consider myself to be a bit of a diva, I absolutely love my heels and hats. My fashion style is fun and sexy but always elegant. I admire fashion icons such as Beyoncé Knowles and LisaRaye McCoy. White is my favorite color but I’ll throw bits of colors together to keep things fresh. I am an island girl after all!
Source: Style & Vibes