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Up-And-Coming Artist Alexander Yearns Shares His Inspiring Journey in the Music Scene

There comes a time in a person’s life when they encounter something so moving and profound that it dictates the course of their future. For musician Alexander Yearns, this life-changing experience happened when he first heard Elvis Presley’s The King Of Rock’ N’ Roll: The Complete 50’s Masters CD box set.

He was rummaging through his uncle’s basement in Palisades Park, New Jersey, one day when he stumbled upon the album. Ever the curious type, he immediately grabbed his stereo and listened to the entire five-disc compilation. Finally, after nearly six hours of nonstop rock n roll, he finished all 140 songs. The young man found the journey so captivating and hypnotizing that he felt something inside him unlock: a passion for music. Since then, he has become obsessed with one of life’s most potent intangibles.

Less than a year after that fateful experience, Alexander Yearns pursued his newfound love and asked for his very own drum kit. Before long, things fell into place, and his career as a professional musician began. He was only thirteen when he joined a band that primarily performs music inspired by the New Jersey rock n roll scene.

The gifted teen was the group’s drummer, alongside his older brother and other guys from their neighborhood. On top of that, he also utilizes his unrivaled artistry by writing songs, making records, and touring together with the group.

However, after six years in the band, the young man felt it was time for him to spread his wings and find his voice as a solo artist. This change of pace finally allowed the talented individual to tap into his inner emotions. As a result, he was able to consistently write songs and create music that reflected his true feelings. He also started exploring new instruments and learned how to play the guitar, which greatly aided his songwriting journey.

He has since launched several projects, including his debut EP, To Each of Us, which was released in October 2018 and produced at Strange Weather Recording Studio in Brooklyn. The collection contains five tracks that dance on the edge of psychedelic folk-rock while the artist’s electrifying voice hovers over an experimental and, at times dominating, moody acoustics.

Three years later, the singer-songwriter dropped his first-ever full-length album, Phoenix, which marks a new chapter in the musician’s life. The LP features quieter tracks that are stripped back, with each song being a bit rawer and baring more soul than the last, a stark contrast to the lively and upbeat theme of his first album.

With such an impressive discography, there is no doubt that Alexander Yearns is one of today’s most promising performers. In fact, he is making waves in the music scene for his one-of-a-kind sound and poetic lyrics that ensnares the senses of every listener.

Moving forward, the musical prodigy plans to continue expanding his horizons by creating songs that people can connect with and relate to. He is already preparing to record his next body of work, which will be available soon. In the meantime, fans and music lovers can listen to his other songs on all streaming platforms, including Spotify. They can also listen to My Void, a series of instrumentals he has collected over the years, available exclusively on Bandcamp.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Revealed their Baby Girl to the World

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas posted the first photo of their daughter.

The two have uploaded the same photo to their Instagram accounts – Priyanka carrying their baby girl (hiding the baby’s face) and her husband watching them. In January, the couple disclosed that they had their first child with a surrogate.

The caption read: “On this Mother’s Day, we can’t help but reflect on the past few months and the rollercoaster we were on, which we now know, that most people have ever experienced.”

“After 100 days at NICU, our little girl is back home,” the caption continued. “Each family’s journey is different and requires a certain amount of faith, and although ours was a few challenging months, the most obvious, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect you are every minute.”

Both expressed their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Rady Children’s La Jolla and Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles. Jonas also left a special note for his wife.

“Father, you have inspired me in every way, and you take this new role lightly and firmly,” he wrote. “Thank you for being with me on this trip. She is now an amazing mother. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you. “

The couple began dating in May 2018, and a few months later, in July, Nick knelt to ask for Priyanka’s hand in Crete, Greece.

They finally tied the knot after a few months, and not just once but twice to honor their different beliefs: One at a Christian ceremony in Mumbai, India, and another at a traditional Hindu ceremony at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, in December 2018, holding four receptions and wearing a few dresses.

Indeed, the wedding was attended by close friends of the family.

Priyanka and Nick were able to organize multiple weddings in just two months with just a few hands on the porch – a whole team of stylists, organizers, and vendors.

“One thing you should know is that [Chopra’s] wedding was not planned months in advance or anything; it was less than two months, which is a strong framework for the bride,” said Vi India’s long-time stylist Ami Patel.

“It was a challenge, but Priyanka always challenged me, so I was not surprised.”

Even with their 10-year gap (Jonas 29 and Chopra Jonas 39), the couple’s relationship remains stronger than ever. During the episode of Jonas Brothers: Moments Between The Moments, Nick revealed the story of their relationship.

“I used to think I could just walk away, a million miles a minute. I think the last 18 months have taught me how to slow down a bit. In fact, enjoy being at home. When I met Priyanka and we started dating, one of the things we connected early on was that we both had a desire for prominence. And it is rooted and driven. How much we care about our work,” said Nick.

Priyanka replied, “You and I are building our marriage on the basis of our priorities. And it is really amazing to find a partner who puts us first. Our time. “

Emerging Artist georgiaxx Releases Spanglish Pop Anthem ‘Grownup’

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May 27, 2022 – Pittsburgh/Los Angeles based artist georgiaxx returns with single “Grownup”, a half-in-Spanish pop anthem that touches on moving on and moving out. The Pittsburgh 20-something pop artist writes on the relatable sentiment of finally being able to move on from something that’s been holding you back. In preparation of the first summer with the world back open in two years, the message feels more relatable than ever.

The release follows her appearance at Miami Art Basel in late 2021 and comes in anticipation of her upcoming out-of-state performances. For her, traveling seems more relevant than ever (She’s not alone. According to the US Travel Association, Travel spending in March of 2022 was only 5% below 2019 levels) 

georgiaxx says of the decision to incorporate Spanish in the track, “The song touches on traveling and becoming more global so it felt like the right fit. We’re all so connected. the physical barriers to that are removed and the world opens back up embracing other cultures brings us closer together on another level, and I think using language as a way to illustrate that really speaks to it” 

The track opens with a lush melodic guitar pluck that fills the auditory field as the vocal comes in “I love being grown up, grown up…” in a stripped back iteration of the chorus. The verse comes coupled with reverberating pop percussion building into a pre chorus. The vocal shifts into a higher register as it shifts into a legato “..con mi maleta..”. The instrumentation builds into a full version of the chorus, intricate and robust in comparison to the almost acoustic rendition in the beginning. 

Follow georgiaxx on social media:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5sOrJuzSNmHmntrdbLIeyh?si=wBz-5uVhSO-_jp32wBZUSQ 

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/georgiaxx/1481545027 

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/georgiapeachpi 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mksQTWxsoo8 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgiaxxmusic/ 

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Website: https://linktr.ee/georgiaxxmusic 

Robert Pattinson and ‘The Whole Team’ Will Reprise Their Roles in The Batman 2

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After a successful showing of The Batman, Warner Bros said at Cinemacon that Robert Pattinson would reprise his role in its sequel, sporting the iconic cape and cowl of Gotham’s superhero. 

While the entertainment giant didn’t disclose further details, it reveals that co-writer and director Matt Reeves, Pattinson, “and the whole team will be taking audiences back to Gotham in The Batman 2.” 

The 56-year-old director made a brief appearance to express his gratitude to viewers who contributed to the film’s exceeding the $750 million mark at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2022. 

“This is thrilling for me,” Reeves said, further stating that he’s a great admirer of the character and “is excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.” 

Reeves also guaranteed to reveal more information about the movie at another Cinemacon. Therefore, to the bat fans out there, sit tight and relax because you will get what you want. 

The Batman was released on March 2, 2022, featuring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot/Penguin. It is a film based on the DC Comics character Batman. 

The film follows Batman, who has been protecting Gotham City from crime for two years, discovering corruption amid going after Riddler, a serial killer who aims for Gotham’s elite. 

Initially planned to release in June 2021, the film premiere was constantly postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, it garnered quite a good review from spectators, citing performances from actors, cinematography, the direction, sequences, and the storyline. However, it was still criticized for its runtime.

Orly Raquel Signs a Representation Deal with Pop Cautious Records, Announces June 4 as Release Date for Album, ‘Venus ~ Born of the Sea’

For many, music and art is a way of life, and Melbourne-based artist Orly Raquel has proven that to be her case. The songstress, poetess and psychotherapist has woven stories and poetry through her acoustic melodies that have captured souls and snatched hearts.

To further engrave her voice into more people’s minds, she has announced her upcoming debut album ‘Venus ~ Born of the Sea’, slated for release on June 4, 2022.

Orly Raquel’s music creates a dreamy and sensual mood as her lyrics focus on themes of love, desire, femininity, and archetypes of the collective unconscious. She recently joined record label Pop Cautious Records to handle her representation and has hit the ground running with a slew of projects in the works. Apart from her upcoming album, her song “Chaos and Bones” will also be featured in Pop Cautious Records’ compilation album titled, ‘Women in Music’.

Orly Raquel pays utmost attention to her songwriting as she aims to create strong connections between her deeper self and her lyrics. In her words, “Writing music is very much healing process for me – a way to tap into the subconscious material within my own psyche and to create art and poetry from that place as a way to integrate the medicine into my life.” Her songwriting abilities put her in the spotlight and drew Pop Cautious’ attention to her talents. Orly Raquel’s music has a classic feel while still sounding modern enough to engage a youthful audience. It offers a perfect blend of centuries-old poetry and modern melodies.

She aims to connect with Indie folk fans and every music fan who wants to support women in music. “I am a woman. That is where my connection to the feminine essence emerges,” she said. Coming from a family that values art inspired Orly immensely. Her mother was a poet and a respected teacher of Jewish Mysticism. “I grew up on poetry from notable names like Leonard Cohen, T. S Eliot and William Blake. I inherited my love of words through my mother’s milk,” she said.

She draws inspiration from and highly respects nature. Furthermore, she disclosed that she learned from an early age that the universe is interconnected and created from the same substance. Philosophies like these influenced her mind and inspired her music and lyrics as she grew to be a singer and songwriter.

As preparations for her debut album, ‘Venus ~ Born of the Sea’, swing into top gear, Orly Raquel and Pop Cautious Records have hopes that it will land on the ears of a wide audience. 

Over the next few years, Orly Raquel sees herself following her intuition and opportunities for her to express herself further as an artist.

 Stream the new album here: 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3SMGfnV9dI4Z7tc9o91Oor?si=B9CXJtGUS5C4cQCNlOn44A

NFT Expert JetSetFly Shares Burdens That Led to a Successful Business and Career

Many times, betrayal and setbacks can be the end of one’s career. But for people like JetSetFly, those setbacks can become stepping stones to greater success. Today, he’s out to inspire a generation of broken people to look past their hurts and soar into their destinies.

“Through those experiences, I gained a new perspective on life, healed my inner trauma, and implemented new principles to the way I operate in my business and relationships,” shares Josh, aka JetSetFly, about the challenges that made him who he is today. Josh King Madrid or better known as JetSetFly, is a twenty-four-year-old multi-millionaire best known as one of the early internet marketing industry pioneers, which he started while in college in 2016. He is a neuro-marketer, Internet Entrepreneur, public speaker, and a well-known internet icon.

In 2022, JetSetFly launched and co-founded NFTMagazine.com, the world’s leading NFT news site, which currently has over forty team members and a company office located in the heart of Irvine, California. It is the world’s leading news source of NFT alpha on the web. At NFTMagazine.com, you get the latest news, market updates, and stories on NFTs, crypto, and blockchain tech. This is a community for NFT alerts, the latest drops, articles, podcasts, and events.

JetSetFly’s success did not happen overnight. If anything, it was a path laden with betrayals and heartaches. “It is an unfortunate truth of business and life: Being betrayed. It was one of the toughest experiences in my life. I lost my house, one of my cars, my “friends,” and nearly one million dollars and wasted tons of money on a frivolous lawsuit after being betrayed by one of my business partners who I deeply trusted,” says the young NFT expert.

JetSetFly discovered that despite there being tens of thousands of NFT projects and millions of NFT owners, there was no reputable NFT news media or networking communities. Many of the biggest NFT media pages at the time were accepting a paid promotion and then passing shoutouts off as “legitimate news” when, in reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth! JetSetFly knew that the NFT space would never survive long-term unless this changed and fast.

Today JetSetFly’s business is ten times bigger than before. He has more freedom and is closer to his family. All in all, the young entrepreneur is more fulfilled than he ever was. This was no accident, however, nor did time alone heal this thing. It took deliberate action and commitment to his intention to get where he is now.

Being broken physically, emotionally, and financially, JetSetFly began to reflect on his life’s purpose and the weakness he needed to work on as an entrepreneur. The driven marketer gradually recovered from the dark period of life. He spent many months reflecting on all the mistakes he made that could have prevented that outcome, and then he worked tirelessly on improving himself.

“I read over two hundred books, made new friends, started multiple new businesses, failed multiple businesses, and eventually the day came where everything just “clicked.” It has been a movie of continuous blessings ever since,” says the founder of NFTMagazine.com. Now Josh is out to make a difference in the world through his skills, passion, and resourcefulness.

Madrid believes that NFT news must be trustworthy, accurate, up to date, and simple to understand. Now, he’s committed to making that happen for millions of people as he chases after his success.

Natasha Bure Clears Misconceptions of Having Famous Parents

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Natasha Bure opens up about the famous household she grew up in and how that affected her.

The Hallmark actress revealed the most significant misconception about her life as a daughter of two very prominent and well-known names.

Natasha’s parents were both famous in their own right. Her mom Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J Tanner on Full House and its follow-up Fuller House has been widely recognized. While her dad, Valeri, is best known as one of the most famed NHL players. She also has two brothers named Lev, 22, and Maksim, 20. 

Revealing some details about her childhood, the 23-year-old actress tells PEOPLE, “the misconception is that everything is handed to you, or that you don’t have to work for what you get.”

“I personally feel like I have been experiencing that from when I was super little,” she further states. “Whether it would be if I would get casted in a school play or something, I had people and friends that would say, ‘Oh, it’s just because her mom got her the role,’ or things like that.” 

Natasha, who recently played a part in Hallmark’s Aurora Teagarden: Haunted by Murder, discloses that the reality of her life is quite “the opposite.” 

“My parents are so far removed from my life,” she elaborates. “They wish that they were more involved, which is actually something we joke about all the time.” 

She continues, “I would say that I work for everything that I get, and I’m hustling on my own, and I have a completely separate life from my parents, or from anyone, really.” 

Natasha also unveiled how people frequently jump to conclusions or speculate when a person hustles in the same industry a family member or parent is in. 

“Obviously, for me, that’s my mom,” she says. “We are in the same industry, although eventually, I would love to do a lot of different stuff than what she does.” 

“I think people easily compare you and then just think that you’re fed into this lane, in this avenue, and it’s honestly quite the opposite,” she confirms. “So, it can be frustrating at times, but at the end of the day, I know what I work for, I know what I’m doing, and that’s really all that matters.” 

Natasha is on the path to making a career in Hollywood, boasting over half a million followers. But she stresses that using her influence for the good will always be more important.

“I just honestly try to use my platform to speak positively about different things and share my life authentically,” she states. “If I can help anybody, whether that be a younger girl I could be a bigger sister to, just in any way, shape, or form, that’s to me what’s most important.” 

“If social media goes away tomorrow, I would be okay,” she finally says. “But, as long as people just feel positively impacted by mine, then that’s really all that matters to me.”

Top Gun Sequel Top Gun: Maverick to Feature New Lady Gaga Song “Hold My Hand”

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Lady Gaga has been confirmed to release a new song this Tuesday, May 3, titled “Hold My Hand” for the new Tom Cruise movie Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun.

“Hold My Hand” is produced by Gaga and BloodPop®, with additional production from Benjamin Rice. 

The movie version will also feature additional production and score music by Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer.

On social media, Lady Gaga wrote: 

“When I wrote this song for Top Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even realize the multiple layers it spanned across the film’s heart, my own psyche, and the nature of the world we’ve been living in. I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours. I wanted to make music into a song where we share our deep need to both be understood and try to understand each other—a longing to be close when we feel so far away and an ability to celebrate life’s heroes. I’m so grateful to Tom and Hans and [director Joseph Kosinski] for this opportunity—and it’s been a beautiful experience working with them. Me, BloodPop, Ben Rice and everyone else who worked on it with us are so excited to share it with you. This song is a love letter to the world during and after a very hard time. I’ve wanted you to hear it for so long. And I’m so excited to give it to you on May 3. ‘Hold My Hand.’

🎶 But if you decide to

I’ll ride in this life with you

I won’t let go till the end 🎶”

Lady Gaga’s has previously won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Shallow” in A Star is Born and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2016 Oscars for “Til It Happens to You.”

Lady Gaga collaborated with Tony Bennett last year in Love for Sale, the Chromatica remix album Dawn of Chromatic, and a 10th anniversary edition of Born This Way. She also recently performed Love for Sale songs at the 2022 Grammy Awards. 

She will finally go on tour for Chromatica starting July.

Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on Friday, May 27.

Louis Leterrier to Replace Justin Lin as Director of Fast X

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Louis Leterrier is on standby to drive Fast X to completion. 

Only a week following Justin Lin’s resignation as director of the Fast & Furious’ 10th main installment, Universal Pictures pointed out that Leterrier was the replacement, according to EW. 

Although no formal contract has been signed yet, the 48-year-old French filmmaker would contribute much action experience to the franchise. 

Among the films he directed are two Transporter movies (with Jason Statham, a Fast family member), The Incredible Hulk, and Clash of the Titans. In addition, he worked on Netflix’s Lupin and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in a more recent direction. 

Last Tuesday, an announcement from Lin and Universal said that he had made the “difficult decision” to step down as a director of Fast X, which had merely begun shooting. But he is still part of the film as a producer. 

“Over ten years and five films, we have been able to shoot the best actors, the best stunts, and the best damn car chases,” stated Lin. 

“On a personal note, as the child of Asian immigrants, I am proud of helping to build the most diverse franchise in movie history. I will forever be grateful to the amazing cast, crew, and studio for their support and for welcoming me into the Fast family.” 

Fast X is set to show in theaters on May 19, 2023, with the several of the most prominent personalities in show business: Statham, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, and Charlize Theron. 

In 2014, it was announced that the franchise would have around three more films after Furious 7. And in 2020, they revealed that the main series, The Fast Saga, would end with a tenth and eleventh installment.

“Dune: Part Two” Is Ready for Production, Set at the End of the Summer

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French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has announced that writers are already deep into writing the script for “Dune: Part Two,” and production will begin by this summer’s end. 

The director spoke about the progression of the sequel. “Dune: Part Two” is Villeneuve’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert. He revealed that the sequel’s script is set, and the project is in the process of filming later this summer, one year before its scheduled premiere. 

Villeneuve said they are supposed to film by the end of the summer. Adding that, “I will say it is mostly designed. The thing that helps us right now is that it’s the first time I’ve revisited a universe. So, I’m working with the same crew; everybody knows what to do, we know what it will look like. The movie will be more challenging, but we know where we are stepping. And the screenplay is written. So, I feel confident. Frankly, the only big unknown for me right now is the pandemic.” 

There were concerns that a sci-fi movie containing high concepts such as Dune might not acquire the audiences required for numerous movies.

But the box office ratings of this movie say differently. There was, in fact, an audience for it and, by extension, allowed Villeneuve to broaden his franchise even more with another installment further down the line.

“I want to have more flexibility, and it will be possible to go a little bit deeper into some of these details. It’s like a chess game. Dune: Part 2 will introduce some new characters in the second part, and a decision I made very early on was that this first part would be more about Paul Atreides and Bene Gesserit and his experience of being in contact for the first time with a different culture,” explained Villeneuve. “Second part, there will be much more Harkonnen stuff.”