Smooth Jazz album Review Futuresoul

Futuresoul, the new release by Boney James, is an example of why the genre “smooth jazz,” and websites for smooth jazz enthusiasts even exist. When I think of smooth jazz as a whole, I see the music as a soundtrack for your life. It could be playing in the background for just about anything, be it driving in your car, having dinner, relaxing with a glass of wine, a gathering of friends, even cleaning your house. The tempo of the music would vary, based on the activity, but the essence of the groove remains constant, meaning the groove will fit right into the pocket and enhance your experiences.

What I enjoy about Boney James and his music is the fact that he knows where he fits in smooth jazz and he continues to up the ante within his craft. With each release, James takes his style and builds on it, so as you listen to his older work, you can hear that progression. If you have been fortunate enough to attend one of his live shows, you already know what I am talking about.

It is not just smooth jazz, it is soul music at it’s finest. You can take any of his tracks and add vocals to create an entirely different sound. You cannot say that about many smooth jazz artists out there. With this release, James features Stokley, the incredible singer from the band Mint Condition to give us “Either Way,” a track that could be a staple on R&B radio. Stokley is a favorite of many smooth jazz artists, as he lends his vocals on many smooth jazz tracks. This is a great track to expose individuals who are not into jazz, as it has a strong R&B feel.

The first single, “Drumline,” has that classic Boney James horn style, that breathy, scat-like arrangement. Along with that funky baseline, and of course those college band drumline riffs, make it the perfect song to kick off the album.

Being a DJ, I pick up on certain aspects of different songs, and I must say James keeps his grooves downtempo, making it easy for Exotic DJ to drop these in the word famous Smooth Jazz Mixes. I am certain that a track or two will appear in the Smooth Jazz Mix Series.

Boney james will also be in concert this summer in a town near you! You can find tickets for James and all of your favorite shows at Specialevents.vegas.

Raw Entertainment Magazine Movie News SISTER CODE FILM PREMIERE

Raw Entertainment Magazine Movie News SISTER CODE FILM PREMIERE

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 8, 2015) – The highly anticipated new film Sister Code opens nationwide in AMC theaters today and the movie’s beautiful cast celebrated the iconic day with a “purple” carpet premiere in Universal City. Sister Code’s leading ladies Amber Rose, Eva Marcille and Drew Sidora joined co-stars Marcus Paulk, Amin Joseph, Executive Producers Don Hale, Jr. and Walter Mosley, along with Director Corey Grant, for a star-studded event at the AMC Universal City Theater.Celebrity guests in attendance included Rosa Acosta, Tony Rock, Erica Mena, Masika Kalysha (Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood), The Sachika Twins, Rich Dollaz (Love & Hip Hop), Moniece Slaughter (Love & Hip Hop: LA), Mally Mall, Duane Martin, and Sister Code cast members Anne Marie Johnson, Asia Monet Ray, Sade Kimora Young, Laya DeLeon Hayes and more.Catch Sister Code in AMC theaters nationwide this weekend. Sister Code was written by Walter Mosley, with screenplay writers Randall Hooper, Darien Curry and Don Hale Jr. and distributed by GVN Releasing. Find tickets for all of your favorite shows, concerts and special events at Special events.vegas

About Sister CodeSister Code is the funny and touching story of three foster sisters with drastically different personalities, living together in Los Angeles. Amber Rose plays Lexi, the free-spirited artist; Eva Marcille is Sheila, the corporate killer with a soft side, and Drew Sidora works her magic as Lavae, the glue that keeps the family together. With the revered matriarch of the family gone, the James girls must learn to navigate the choppy waters of love, life and sisterhood without her. And when a tragic sisterly secret is revealed, they must learn to dig deep, put their differences aside, and tap into that never-ending bond instilled in them by their beloved foster mother. Through it all, the three sisters will grow closer, love harder, and ultimately prove that mama James was right all along – blood may be thicker than water, but love is thicker than everything.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao

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After years of speculation, the fight that boxing fans everywhere have wanted is finally happening! Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are heading into the ring May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas! Get tickets to see the highly anticipated fight and witness history in the making!

The Boxers

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Currently undefeated in his professional career, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is a five-division world champion and is often cited by sports publications as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. The son of welterweight boxer Floyd Mayweather, Sr., Floyd Jr. comes from a family of boxers that also includes two uncles.Mayweather’s career began as an amateur in the early 1990s. Mayweather participated in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, winning a bronze metal in a controversial decision. He entered professional boxing afterward, winning each of the bouts he was in, including fights against De La Hoya, Mosley, and Cotto. He most recent win was a re-match in September 2014 against Marcos Maidana.

Manny Pacquiao

The world’s only eight-division champion, Manny Pacquiao has won ten world titles and has won lineal championships in four different weight classes. Before starting his professional career, Pacquiao was a member of the Phillippine National Amateur Boxing Team, with a reported record of 60-4.Pacquiao began boxing as a light flyweight in 1995. Although he was under the weight limit by seven pounds, he placed weights in his shoes in order to qualify for the division, and won his first bout in January of that year. He then worked his way up through the divisions, participating in fights against Márquez, Morales, De La Hoya, Mosley, and Cotto, among others. Pacquiao currently holds a 57-5-2 record.

Las Vegas Club Profile Rehab Pool Party

This weeks feature is Las Vegas Club Profile Rehab. Rehab is back on 2015, and because it is Las Vegas, you know the party is on once again! The originators of the pool party kick off the 2015 pool season on Sunday, April 12 with Dj Pauly D. Sundays in April will continue to be scorching, as Nico & Vinz will perform live on April 19. On April 26, Flo Rida will perform at the legendary pool hotspot. On Saturday, May 9, Joe Hahn form Linkin Park will have a DJ performance.

In addition to the weekend parties, this season Rehab will add Wednesday and Friday parties. Specialevents.vegas is able to assist you with your advanced tickets for the party. Rehab is open from 10am-7pm, and remember, you must have a valid ID, bags and purses must be smaller than 8.5” x 11.5”, and electronic cigarettes, make- up compacts with glass mirrors, lip gloss, gum, mints, and liquids of any type are not permitted in the pool area.

The Omnia Nightclub Debut – Thursday August 12th

The Omnia Nightclub Debut – Thursday August 12th

The new Omnia Nightclub inside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas opens on Thursday, August 12th! Located in the old Pure Megaclub space, Omnia Nightclub is a product of a $75 million remodel. This multi room nightclub will excite you with the best sights and sounds that the Las Vegas Strip has to offer. This nightclub will have many rooms, and Omnia will have a state of the art lighting and sound system, while also boasting one of Las Vegas’ largest dance floors to enhance the partygoer’s experience.

With the backing of the Hakkasan Group, the DJ lineup will be second to none. Leading off the grand opening party will be Calvin Harris. This award-winning DJ and record producer, has risen to stardom in the electronic and dance music scene. Calvin has worked with hit recording artists including Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Dizzee Rascal. In 2012, Harris released his hit “Let’s Go,” with R&B luminary Ne-Yo. This track was nominated for a Grammy award. Calvin Harris has won many awards. This includes Billboard Music Awards for the tracks “Sweet Nothing,” and “Feel So Close.”

Harris was recently honored with the prestigious mtvU EDM Effect Woodie Award (Electronic Dance Music), for his tune with Rihanna. That, of course is the multiplatinum dance floor anthem, “We Found Love.”’

This smash hit reached number one in 18 countries and became the fifth bestselling single in the UK in 2011. Harris’ continues to release chart-breaking hits. Because of this, he draws in fans from around the globe that are seeking unforgettable dance beats with an intense club vibe.

Calvin Harris’ first dates at Omnia Nightclub will be Thursday, March 12th, and Friday, March 13th.

In addition to Calvin Harris, Omnia Nightclub will regularly feature some of the top Electronic Dance Music Artists and DJ’s, including Martin Garrix, who is known for his top 10 hit “Animals,” and Chuckie, who had produced many EDM club anthems. Also appearing at Omnia Nightclub will be Nervo, Krewella, Armin Van Buuren, and Showtek. Keep in mind, that is only for the month of March!

The nightclub scene in Las Vegas is the best in the world. There are many to choose from, and Omnia is just the newest in long list of Megaclubs that strive to entertain partygoers who descend to Vegas from all parts of the world. At www.specialevents.vegas you can purchase advance Las Vegas nightclub tickets for all of your favorite venues!