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Gavin Magnus

People from all around have been entertained by the antics of Jeffy and Gavin on YouTube. For those who may not know, Jeffy and Gavin are puppets. Gavin Magnus is the creator and mastermind behind the skits that Jeffy and Gavin are seen. Gavin has an unlimited imagination sending these puppets on hilarious adventures. Gavin’s puppets have grown a huge audience and has become well known for his works. His idea for the puppets came from watching SML and Jeff Dunham on YouTube. “It inspired me to create my own puppet, “Gavin puppet” has it’s own unique style and personality, and is obsessed with his hair and clothing” says Gavin. He has a vision of seeing his puppets on TV or the big screen inspiring other children. 

One of the aspects of being a great entertainer is having an imagination. Gavin’s imagination began showing itself at the age of three. “I have been an entertainer since about three. Singing, dancing and driving my mother crazy” says Gavin. He would turn on Justin Beiber,  put on his mom’s gold necklace and dance on the kitchen table. It is at this time, his creativity for skits came to light. “I have always liked to create my own skits and shows” says Gavin. He is now ten, and working hard for his dream. 

Gavin’s ambition to be an entertainer has earned him many projects. He is a series regular on Reckless Juliets where he plays the role of Parker Bennett. Parker is a ten year old who likes to drive his older sister crazy, and a clever smart alec. He also has a diverse sense of humor and full of comedy. “I like playing Parker because I am that way with my older brother Jake” says Gavin. 

Another project Gavin has been working on, which the first episode has just aired is called, When Sports Collide. This is a fun show to watch, it’s funny and creative, truly a must see show. There’s been six episodes made so far. It is based on taking two or more sports, combining them to make a new creative sport. You can watch the shows on DreamWorks TV.

Coming out this month will be a Bravo series, Minor Renovations on HGTV. Gavin will be playing alongside Eric Stromer, where he plays a young designer. 

His dream is to be a great entertainer, to be on stage, sing and be a versatile actor. “I like drama and comedy. I want to share my talent with the world” says Gavin. Some of his inspiration for acting comes from watch Kevin Hart. Gavin watches his movies over and over, his favorite is Central Intelligence. 

Outside of having fun with all of his many projects, he also finds time to have fun at home. Gavin is a gymnast, he has a trampoline which he practices flips. He trains two to three hours a day. He also helps his mom rescue animals, mostly Weimaraners. “We drive sometimes hours away when we get a call from the rescue team. We foster, then give them a home” says Gavin. Just a few things you will find at Gavin’s home would be, 8 snakes, 4 dogs, a gecko and 2 brothers. It would not be a boring visit at his house. 

Be sure and catch Gavin in all of his adventures. All of the projects that are currently out, shows how incredible he is. He’s funny, creative and a wonderful entertainer. 

Florida’s Country Sensation Jasmine McDonald

Photo credit John Matthews

Country music recording artist, Jasmine McDonald has been working hard cranking out original songs and videos over the past year. Jasmine’s singing of cover songs has turned heads for a longtime, but now, it’s time to change. The change Jasmine is making, is easing out some cover songs, for songs of her very own. 

People have been enjoying Jasmine’s singing from Florida to Tennessee and everywhere in between. Now with three songs of her own making, all of her fans will have a new love for her, and her music. Jasmine’s new songs are, Bet Your Heart On Me, Key To A Young Girls Heart, and My Time To Shine. All three songs will keep you smiling and tapping your foot all the way through. Her delivery of these songs makes you believe the story she is telling. Any young person listening will be able to identify with the lyrics, it fits them all. 

Jasmine has created videos with each song and in doing so, there were different aspects of the process she enjoyed for each one. One of the things she enjoyed about, Bet Your Heart On Me was that it was her first, and she played the mandolin. “I loved, Key To A Young Girls Heart too, because my friend Selton Tison and I got to play in the stream”, says Jasmine. Her favorite however was her newest, My Time To Shine. She liked this one so well because it was in Nashville. Jasmine had her family were in it, and it made her feel like a star signing autographs. 

Jasmine’s producer is Jack Molette and videographer is Dustin Jenkins, both are a regular at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Jasmine met them both while she was at the theater competing in NACMAI. She won several awards for her performances and in doing so, she caught the attention of Jack and Dustin.  

Along with her producer, Jasmine is also lending a hand when it comes to her writing songs. “I get my ideas for new songs on a whim, they just come in my head”, says Jasmine. She keeps everything she needs close by her bed, guitar, pen and paper just in case she wakes up during the night with an idea. Jasmine has about ten songs already written. “I am always writing” says Jasmine. More videos for the songs are in the planning too, so be on the look out for them.

Having a dream and working hard for it brings success, and this is all true for Jasmine as well. “My dream is just smile! I love to see people smile when I sing” says Jasmine. Someday Jasmine hopes to have a recording contract, and go to a CMT award show. To sing at the Grand Ole Opry is also high on her dream list, as well as opening for a major artist like, George Straight, Loretta Lynn or Dolly Parton. “Someday I will have my own bus and go on tour, but it is all in God’s hands, so wherever he leads me I will go” says Jasmine. Big dreams come with big rewards and some of those rewards have been coming Jasmine’s way. 

Over the past few years many good things have come to be in Jasmine’s favor. She has won awards and produced three amazing original songs. Her song My Time To Shine has truth in it. She is shinning and there’s been doors opening for her. No matter how many no’s she gets, she pushes on. The prize she is gazing at is not far out of reach and she is getting closer to it everyday. It is Jasmine’s time to shine, and she is getting brighter everyday. 

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Rising Pop Star “Kacey Fifield”

Rising pop star Kacey Fifield holds a great passion for youth empowerment and kindness. No matter what Kacey has in the works, she is talking, singing or writing about kindness. It “is” what drives her. In keeping with that drive, Kacey hosted an event called, Kindness Matters last fall to celebrate the release of her new single, Hear Me Out unplugged and a screening of her video.  She wanted to make a point that, kindness does matter, on a small or large scale. “Therefore I called my event, Kindness Matters” says Kacey. This also became her motto. For the event, Kacey sang a couple of her songs, along with a fashion show, and models carrying signs of youth empowerment. Kacey’s event was attended by young Hollywood stars, including Disney and Nickelodeon singers and models. 

Hear Me Out has been the most recognized music video Kacey has produced so far. The music video has been officially selected by multiple film festivals. This does include the most popular indie film festival, Dances With Films. It has been recognized and awarded best music video by a few film festivals, including the American Tracks Music Awards.     

Since the release of Hear Me Out in the fall, Kacey has released two more singles called, Porcelain Doll and Keep Summer Going. Porcelain Doll is about not conforming to standards and pressures society puts on people to be perfect, to stand tall, and not be easily broken. “I wrote the lyrics based on my life and how young girls need to be strong and ignore the haters” says Kacey. She wanted to bring her points across in a simple yet powerful music video. 



Keep Summer Going, is about how making memories is important, and living in the moment. “Because time never stops and nothing lasts forever” says Kacey. She also says, we can keep happy memories of the summer in our hearts and keep the happiness going. The video for this song was a lot of fun for Kacey to film, hanging out on the beach and pier. “However the lyrics go deeper than just a fun summer song. It’s bright, upbeat and fun, but also relates to life in general” says Kacey. This song has been well received and is now playing on over 45 radio stations in the US and other parts of the world. Both songs Keep Summer Going and Porcelain Doll were written by Kacey, along with her music producer, Ricardo Padua. 

Recently Kacey has become a co-host on Teens of America Radio Network. Her show is called, Hear Me Out with Kacey Fifield Hour. Her show airs about every two to three weeks, she keeps people updated on her social media. People can listen in live or it can be heard on demand after it airs. Teens of America radio show airs every Monday 5 PM to 7 PM PST. Kacey’s hopes in co-hosting is to inspire teens, talk about important topics and to make a difference in someone’s life. Her next radio show coming up will be on 08/28 at 5 PM PST. The link will be on her instagram at @kacey_fifield. 

Kacey has several exciting things coming up to be on the lookout for. She is currently working on a new single, she has also started work on an album which will be released next year. Also she is editing a new video for her YouTube channel, and taping new episodes for the React channel on YouTube. Along with all of this, she continues to take on new opportunities in acting and modeling. Kacey has a great deal going on, so be sure and stay tuned, you don’t want to miss a thing.  

 

Internet Star And Nashville Recording Artist, Jadyn Rylee

Exceptional things happen, to exceptional people, this happens to be a true fact, when talking about Jadyn. Already at her young age, she has an understanding of songs, that many people unfortunately never get. You wouldn’t think someone of her age would have the delivery, and  perception of songs, that is found and understood in her performances, but they are. The way she sings, is that of a much older and seasoned artist, but yet here she is stunning people with every song at just eleven years old. Jadyn, and the way she performs a song, has become an infection on the internet. She has gained internet stardom.

Jadyn’s fame, and audience grows larger by the day, with her videos reaching into the millions. One of these songs that has gotten a great deal of attention is, The Sound of Silence. This video has soared to well over four million in just barely three months. Her delivery of the song has a dark and haunting vibe to her voice, and people has gone crazy over it. Jadyn really liked this song. “The song was so deep and loud, it was fun trying to learn it” says Jadyn. Jadyn has been doing projects with Sina, and it was Sina’s dad Mike Wilbury and Rick Benbow who chose the song, The Sound of Silence. They felt people would love it, and they did in a big way. 

Jadyn and Sina make a good team. Jadyn says she’s glad they found each other. “She is helpful with ideas and her drumming in our songs” says Jadyn. Currently they have three recordings together, The Sound of Silence, Nothing Else Matters, and Go Your Own Way. Plans to work on more videos together, is in the works. Jadyn hopes they will start working on something soon. 



In June, Jadyn packed up and headed out to Nashville to write and record her very own songs. In Nashville she worked with legendary writer and guitarist Curt Ryle of Big Matador Records. While there they wrote three songs, and she loved the experience. “The experience was amazing because I have never had the chance to work with anyone who helped me write songs before, and I can’t believe we wrote three” Jadyn says. 

Her newest release is one of the songs written and recorded in Nashville called, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover. This is an anti-bullying song, and it was important to her to write. “I wanted to write a song that touched people and a song that kids could look up to, especially if they had been bullied before” says Jadyn. She has been bullied herself, but not as bad as some of her friends. She wanted to let her friends and everyone to see that bullying wasn’t alright and shouldn’t be allow. “We are all human and supposed to be equal and no one deserves to be hurt like that” says Jadyn.  She hopes to do more songs like that in the future. The song has a lot of meaning that sends out a good message, and her delivery of it is unbelievable. Brilliant!

Another song they wrote is called, Virtual Reality. The song is fun and bouncy and makes you want to dance. It also mentions Arianna Grande and Jadyn hopes one day Arianna will hear it. The song is about being a kid and enjoying life. Everyone will love this song. For now her third song will remain under wraps, but I can tell you, it’s going to blow your mind. 

Writing with Curt was amazing, she says. “He helped me write the lyrics, and then recorded his guitar for all of the songs. It was so much fun” says Jadyn. While in Nashville writing with Curt they stayed at his home, and something clicked with the two of them that created a good bond. Curt was amazed at the things she was able to do in the studio, and one of the things was how high she could sing. He teasingly nicknamed her, Little Freak. “The funniest part about recording in Nashville was when we would get ready to record we would first have breakfast and then go down to the studio, every morning Curt would say “Well good morning little freak” it was so funny” Jadyn says. She can’t wait to go back. On all of her recordings, she sang all of the harmonies, and Curt said he had never met anyone who could do harmonies as well as Jadyn. 

Music means the world to her and loves every aspect of it. Jadyn has met and worked with a lot of amazing people, Curt, Mike, Rick, Sina, and Andre she loves them all. She loves her singing coach as well, Sarah Hyde. “Sarah has taught me so much and has always told me that I can do this and I do it well” says Jadyn. Her coach is correct, she can do and does it well. 

Jadyn is an exceptional person in the way she grasps lyrics, and creativity she puts in her songs. She has become well known, but not just who she is, but the way she sings a song. The people that follow her music are loyal listeners and can’t wait for a new song. With all she has accomplished in just a short time, it is obvious she will become larger than life. The world audience loves her. 

Sam Hurwitz

 Throughout time, various people have come along and made an imprint in human culture, for instance J.K. Rowling, Ron Howard, and Paul McCartney. What has set these people apart from many others is, they are visionary’s. People like J.K., Ron and Paul are dreamers who look beyond the obvious, and creates something that impacts people. Sam is one of these people who has the ability to see things differently, and create something that those who listen, can find themselves being part of his story. 

Sam’s ability to create began showing itself at an early age. At just two years old, Sam would play a toy guitar and make up songs. When he turned eight years old he began performing for others. It was his guitar teacher who invited him to his first performance, which was a songwriters circle.  

Big dreamers often demand big audiences, well Sam got just that. He got to perform a song at a NY Knicks halftime show at Madison Square Garden. Of course this was a favorite of his. “I had never played to an audience anywhere that size and it was very exciting” says Sam. Another performance that has become one of his favorite shows was at a gala for Stuttering Association for the Young. For this gala, Sam was asked to write a song just for it. “This was the first time I had to write a song on demand. I remember the songwriting process leading up to this gig well; getting ideas, scrapping them, forming melodies, until finally coming up with a song I thought was good” says Sam. For this performance, he was accompanied by a professional band, which he really enjoyed.   

The creativity Sam has as a songwriter has started to catch the attention of various people in the industry. He was an American Songwriting Magazine Daily Discovery and an American Songwriting Awards nominee for his song, Without a Rhyme. Also a weekly independent chart in the UK called, Fabchart has picked up several of his songs. 

Unlike most new artists, Sam doesn’t generally perform many cover songs, but he does like to learn them, mostly the instrumentals. However his favorite artist is Wilco. “I like them because of how memorable and unique each of their songs are” says Sam. Another favorite band of his is, Avett Brothers. He says their songs are very catchy and musically interesting, especially their album I and Love and You.  

Getting out and performing to showcase the songs he has written, is something he loves. Sam says he likes to see the feedback his songs get. “It is also fun to play numerous songs as a set, bringing together different projects that I’ve been working on” says Sam.  He also says, it is interesting seeing what the environment and location of each performance is, and who is attending.  



Sam’s dream is to always do something involved in storytelling and fiction. It doesn’t matter if it is through writing songs, writing stories or film-making. “I am fascinated by fiction; how one thought can create a whole universe, how one sentence that anyone can write can create characters and settings. I always want to be involved with stories” Sam says. He wants to harness his creative energy and always study , create, and experience fiction.    

To master the art of songwriting a person needs creativity and imagination to bring the story that is in a lyrics alive. These skills along with many others can be found in the songs Sam writes. He officially started writing songs at the age of six, he is now fourteen with sixteen songs complete. One of the songs he loves is, Without a Rhyme. He remembers the writing process and creation of the video very well. “I wrote it while I was at a creative writing camp and the process and place I was in, was very special” says Sam. The music video for this was his first and has gotten the most attention.  In four of his songs he adds harmonica and this gives a great flavor to them. His latest song, Everlasting Oak, he has combined the guitar and harmonica which brings back to life an old era from Neil Young and Bob Dylan. Sam felt this was the perfect song to add the harmonica. The guitar he used can be seen by another icon who used one like it, his name, Buck Owens. “The guitar I play in that song was a gift I received that came from the collection of my favorite musician Jeff  Tweedy of Wilco. It’s a 1969 Buck Owens American guitar and using the harmonica just felt perfect with this song and guitar” says Sam.

Creativity and imagination is not only needed in writing a song, but also, to inspire ideas. When he was younger, he said he would just pick up the guitar and start singing, and that would be the song. As he got older, his ideas came from books he was reading or more often, a theme he is interested in. “For Everlasting Oak, I thought trees and forests had a lot of great imagery and potential for thoughtful lyrics” Sam says. He also says, he likes to write his lyrics as poetry, and strive to make the audience think. “I don’t just say the theme straight out, or tell the story in a very literal way” says Sam. He likes to weave a more complex tale that will leave the listener making his or her own interpretations for it.  It is songs written like this, that stick with him. 

As of right now, he doesn’t have any up coming gigs to attend, however he is starting high school this fall. During the summers is when he works on all of his passions that he doesn’t have time for during the school year. “I was lucky that I got to attend amazing programs this summer for film-making, creative writing and music” says Sam. He also self published his first book in a fantasy series that he has been writing for two years. He hopes to publish the second this fall. 

Somewhere inside of Sam lies sort of a lake of creativeness that is growing deeper by the day. It is being fed by many tributaries of imagination, wonder, fiction and reality. It is felt in what he creates, that this is not just what he does, but who he “is”. He is the modern day Bob Dylan, much of who Bob was, can be felt in Sam’s music as well. Sam is not just an artist, he is a visionary. He looks at things at different angles, not just straight ahead like most. The stories that he tells are not empty, they are full of substance. The music he creates is what music was meant to be. This is only the beginning. Where will his name be in the future? Beside Ron, J.K., Bob, and Neil, could very well be!

Chloe Jane, “Superstar”

Chloe Jane’s single Superstar is a “hit”. People are cranking up the song over and over. The title Superstar is perfectly fitting for Chloe, she is a Superstar. Everything about this song is fun, exciting and well written. This could all be in part by the fact that Meghan Trainor a Superstar herself, wrote it. Chloe was thrilled to receive this song. “I was so excited and honored. Superstar is a song I can relate to as can my friends” says Chloe. She had met Meghan and her producers, who got along well with her. Meghan and her producers told Chloe they had a song for her to record, so Superstar became her’s. It appears Meghan sees the Superstar in Chloe just like everyone else. 

Chloe says Superstar is a song her and her friends can relate to, but according to the high numbers the video is getting, so can thousands of other young people. The video was filmed all around New York with Chloe and many of her friends having a blast just like Superstars. The upbeat catchy song and video has caught the eye and ear of tweens worldwide. 

The road to success for Chloe started a few years back when she began playing the piano. It all progressed from piano, to singing to songwriting. She decided since she loved to perform, that the best thing for her to do, was to be an artist. Great decision, the artistry and creativity for entertainment, exudes from her. Chloe has been singing for four years now and has performed in Ibiza Spain, St. Barths in the Caribbean, and New York. 

 


While Chloe does excel as a singer, she is also becoming a legend as a DJ. Being a DJ is something she dearly loves. “I love DJing because I get to play and sing my songs as well as all the other great music I love and I get to see the audience have fun and enjoy themselves” says Chloe. She has been DJing for two years now. Chloe has a residency at Amnesia, which is the most legendary club in Ibiza Spain. She has her own glow party for teenagers at this venue. She also DJ’s in St. Barths in the Caribbean at places like Shell Beach and Le Ti. Chloe can also be found at various places around New York.

There’s a lot of exciting things coming to Chloe’s fans this year. She has a new video coming out for her song, Backseat. She says this may be her next single after Superstar. Chloe has another song which she has written called, My Life which will also be out this year. Be on the look out for some performances around New York this fall, that will be something you wouldn’t want to miss. You can keep up with her on her YouTube channel, Chloe Jane’s World. Chloe is also signed with Awesomeness TV and producing content for their YouTube channel.

The entertainment field is a huge place, but Chloe is carving out a big slice for herself. Her dream is to create a worldwide tour, combining singing, dancing and DJing. She loves what she does and puts all her time and efforts into her career. Being successful takes hard work and she wants to entertain for many years to come.   

Singer/Songwriter, Marisa McKaye

Singer/songwriter Marisa McKaye will steal the heart of any boy in the crowd, with her infectious smile and voice. She will get the boys attention, along with with everyone else in the audience. Marisa is a person that once you meet her, you will never forget. People will find themselves stuck to her. Her smile, personality and exquisite voice sticks to you, much like glue, once it sticks, it’s there for good. Artists like Marisa, are the ones that become stars, who others look up to. 

At just twelve years old, the maturity can already be heard in her voice. Much of this maturity could be attributed to the fact she has been sing all her life, nearly non-stop. She made her first performance early in life as well. Marisa was only five years old when she sang at the Jackson, Tennessee fair. This got it all started. 

Nashville and the surrounding areas have now become Marisa’s musical playground. Marisa can be found performing in many different places, but she also has her very own shows. On Thursday nights she can be heard at, Sopapillas and every Saturday at Margaritaville. Marisa always enjoys seeing and meeting her fans at her shows. “Most everyone that I meet at my gigs are super nice and supportive and I am so thankful for that” says Marisa. She has made appearances at The Listening Room Cafe, and the iconic Bluebird Cafe.

Marisa has had some great opportunities to sing. One of those opportunities was being part of the Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room.  The Song Suffragettes is a female singer/songwriter showcase. “They support women of country music and I love what they do” says Marisa. For this showcase, it is necessary to audition, but Marisa earned her spot and had a lot of fun.  

Marisa not only loves performing, it has become a way of life that she looks forward to each day. “Performing is so much fun, but I also love seeing people happy, dancing or singing along” says Marisa. Usually at her shows she performs, Don’t Stop Believing to help get the crowd going. She is a fan of Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride and feels they are great role models as well as being powerful singers. 

Colorful Girl is the title of one of her EP’s, and reflects her as an artist. In her songs can be found, boldness, brightness and depth each helping to bring the story to life. The story in every song is brought to life and can be felt inside. The songs were co-written by Marisa and produced by Studio 31 West. One of the songs on the EP is called, Warrior. Warrior was written for a friend of her’s who’s battling cancer to cheer her up. This song is one that people request most often as well. 

Being a singer/songwriter who inspires people is what Marisa dreams of being. This is all being realized already in her career. Her songs help take the listener to places, and makes them feel good about themselves and life around them. Writing meaningful songs to help someone else. Having the ability to lift a person up with words and plucking a guitar string. It is abilities like these that gains an artist respect, and inspires others to be like them, and do the same. 

Creativity, is what highlights her as a songwriter. Marisa is gifted in creating lyrics and the ability to deliver the lyrics in a manner that the listener can relate or dream. Her vocals are unique, people can identify her once she begins to sing. Marisa does have many things going for her vocally. There’s a wonderful character to her voice, subtle breaks, growls and squeaks, all adding to the flavor. On top of all of that, can be found a bit of, RaeLynn, Kelsea and Miranda. All of these things together makes for a beautifully tasteful voice, like a well blended coffee. They both have the ability to bring a smile to your face. Marisa is without doubt, one of the top female country artists coming up in music today. Be sure and catch her live and see for yourself. Catch her at her regular gigs, or on July 28 in Indiana for a cancer benefit called, Care For Kids and The Bluebird for Sunday night writers round on September 17.

Pop Sensation, Dylan Conrique

 

Dylan Conrique, a pop sensation who is turning the pop world on it’s edge. Her vocal abilities are at the top of the charts, perfectly tuned for pop. Recently Dylan released her new song and video, Heartbeat.  This is an upbeat love song that is sure to get lovers moving on the dance floor. People fall in love on the dance floor, the beach and many places in between. Falling in love is what it’s about. “Heartbeat is about someone falling in love and combining two hearts into one” says Dylan. The video is a blast to watch, everyone loves the beach.

There has been a great deal of accomplishments in Dylan’s career. Her journey that led to the accomplishments all started many years ago. Before Dylan could even talk, she was singing, although hard to understand, but it was still singing. Over time she has progressed, but not without setbacks. One of her biggest achievements for Dylan was stage-fright. When it was her turn to go on stage, her mom would have to drag her out of the bathroom, but once on stage singing, she was fine. Now, you would never know she was shy about anything, she can perform with the best of them.  She used to be part of a singing group as well. They would travel to different malls, festivals, amusement parks to perform. 

When it comes to talent, triple-threat is what comes to mind. Besides being a pronominal singer, she is also a dancer and actress. She loves dancing, and creating her own choreography. Acting is a challenge for her, especially when it comes to auditions. The audition it’s self is not the challenge, it is the large number of others going after the same part.    

Dylan is big on anti-bullying and attends the Anti-bullying festival. She would love to perform for them if the opportunity came about. She has not performed any charities yet, but hopes to in the future. 

Being in the entertainment field it can be difficult to manage time, but for a teen, they have the added schoolwork to go along with it.  Dylan says it is a juggle managing everything. 

Pop music has always been great, but with the addition of Dylan, it has gotten even better. The charisma she has is so strong, it draws people in instantly. In her videos, her many talents can be seen in full swing. She is gifted and likable. Don’t miss anything from Dylan, keep track of her on  Facebook and YouTube