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On March 13, 1997, 20 years ago, this month. The people of Phoenix, Arizona saw an incredible sight that they will never forget, iPhones wasn’t invented back then, it was impossible to take a picture of it, but people did have some kind of camera or video recording device or better yet, draw what they saw, it was an unidentified flying object.

They were countless of an eyewitness who saw this V-shape of a UFO slowly traveling the whole state of Arizona, it was looking for something. But what was it? It was the size of Boeing 747 and large enough to put football fields in it’s craft.

The local news in the area took a video of the craft, it had lights but no sound of an engine. Many people thought it was a military craft that was flying at night, but it was impossible. It should have made some kind of noise, but it continued to float and travel slowly in the dark.

“I didn’t know what was going on and how did I get outside. One moment I was watching TV and then I was outside. The bright light that passed over my house put me into a trance, and I walked outside,” Jessica Walters said. She even called out her puppy Scruffy, that was the name of her dog,  but it was nowhere to be found. She told one the reporters at ABC15.

Another incident when another young couple who was going home

“We just came from the movie hall in town and while I was driving and my girlfriend was doing Karaoke in the car, by the way, she’s a good singer. She stopped singing and then we saw this massive or huge craft with lights coming towards us. It slowly glided over us. Our vehicle stopped suddenly, the radio died too, that made her quiet for a while. The lights of the craft blinded us, and we could see some lights underneath the craft like it was some kind reddish and bluish “ Jack Glass said, “it took a while to pass over us, and once it was passed, the engine came back on and the radio too,” he said. “We continued to drive home.”

What was it looking for?

Many people suspected it could be looking for military weapons, that’s what they are attracted to. Nuclear weapons or better yet, peace on earth.

They were lots of calls and witness who had seen this live before their eyes and video from the News crew that recorded the craft in the air.

It scared some witness and spellbound the town. What was it? And What does it want?

Do you believe in UFO’s?

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You Have Talent, You got to find!

Ever since American Idol is not on the air anymore, but it will be back, because of the judges are music producers and singers, and they know what they look for in a singer if they have a good voice and the image is right for their label then they get a record label.

If you haven’t seen the recent episode of The Voice, they had teenagers in there 15 or 16, and they had incredible voices, the judges couldn’t tell if there were adults singing on the show and they got selected by their mentors on the show.

Why are these teenagers competing on The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent because they got talent and they want to show their talent and what they got? And possible land a record deal, to do that they must work hard and compete with others in the same group with other talented people.

If you dream to be famous, don’t dream, make it real. We have community theaters in our local area, auditions for plays, if you don’t get selected – work backstage – that’s the fun part.

Don’t dream of being a director, if you have a camera that takes good video and you have a good video editor software, tell good stories about your yourself, or make Tutorials, How-to’s, or Reviews of your favorite subjects and topics. Make us laugh!

Do it as regular basis, because editing takes time and follow the guidelines on YouTube, their rules and regulations. That’s how people get notice – they entertain us. Be like them and put your own flair in it. Many actors and musicians got their starts making videos, and now they are famous. YouTube is a platform for talented people.   Stop watching YouTube videos and make a video! Entertain us!

Did you know that most casting agencies go through YouTube videos and if the video has more than a quarter of million views (250,000 – like this number) they will consider you have something. Have you checked how many views they have and compare to yours? You have to be better than them. It’s like a job interview, you have to impress people.

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Skinwalker The Movie

 

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Toby Tate, author, singer. and writer of several blockbuster books such as Lilith, Primordial Lilith trilogy book 2, and The Cain Prophecy Lilith trilogy book 3. Toby Tate has written a screenplay of the famous Nell Cropsey that was murdered in 1901 and haunts the house in Elizabeth City, NC.

The title is Skinwalker, it’s a supernatural, mystery, suspense and horror story based on actual historical events of Nell Cropsey and Native American Mythology (the Skinwalker).

To make this movie possible, we need a lot of investors, like you to make this happen and be a part of it too. Go to Skinwalker’s GoFundme page and a make donation and make it happen.

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Orange St Films began as a small company which has grown in ten years to a full-scale production facility out of Wilmington, NC.

Orange St. Films produced successful 2009 horror movie, The Jailhouse with C Thomas Howell,  The Outsiders, Red dawn, The Amazing Spider-Man, and the Terrible Two with Donny Boaz The Great Debaters, Alternate Realities, is set to release in 2017.

The film will show much of the Elizabeth City downtown area, as well as some rural areas, and will include local residents as extras, crew members, and even cast members.  So who’s on board?

 

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Did you watch the Oscars the other night? OMG what happened?

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What happened was Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, better known as Bonnie and Clyde from the 1967 movie was supposed to announce the best picture for 2017. Apparently, they got the wrong envelope, he did pause for the moment, he could have paused for more asked for the right envelope and presented the right winner, but she blurted out “La La Land”, which did not win it was “Moonlight,” I prefer La La land.

La La Land won 6 out of 14 Oscars, and they were best director, actress, production design, cinematography, score and original song.

Moonlight, tells a story of a black man by following him through the episodes: as a young boy, as a teenager, and as an adult.

And La La Land tells a story Mia who is a struggling actress and wanted to be noticed while Sebastian is a struggling Jazz singer and wanted to be noticed too, And it was a musical dance drama,

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The Visual Effects went to The Jungle Book, which beat out Star Wars: The Rogue One, in which they recreated dead actors and made Carrie Fisher younger again. I agree in which it went to the Jungle Book, the visual effects of the Jungle Book were incredible and very creative and complexity of creating animals to interact with humans and making them talk with CGI. Jon Favreau who directed Iron Man directed The Jungle Book.

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Emma Stone won for best performance by an actress in a leading role for La La Land. Ryan Gosling did not win for leading man it was Casey Affleck for Manchester By the Sea, produced by Matt Damon.

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Jimmy Kimmel was a great host for the show, I hope he comes back.  Jimmy Kimmel surprises a group of tourist who was on the tour bus to see celebrities houses, but it took a detour to the Oscar ceremony and saw real celebrities, and took a selfie with them.

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When Matt Damon was presenting with Ben Affleck, the music was getting louder and louder and find out that Jimmy Kimmel was conducting the orchestra.

In the Memoriam section, they put the wrong picture with the deceased name, in other words, she’s alive. The lady on the left is alive.

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The two ladies worked together on 1993’s The Piano, alongside director Jane Campion. Pictured (from left): Jan Chapman, Janet Patterson (the Center, she died), Jane Campion.

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Since the actors were getting hungry, Jimmy drop balloons of food, arranging from candies to donuts.

 

Actor Chan is congratulated by fellow actor Stallone after accepting his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles

Jackie Chan Finally Wins Honorary Oscar After 56 Years And 200 Films.

And he got one, I hope this helps with all the medical bills, he has broken more bones and been to many rehabs to get his strength back for he can fight again. Jackie, please use a stunt guy.

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Haille Steinfeld looked Marvelous!

The Winners

 

Notes:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4263132/The-Oscars-bungle-tribute-late-Janet-Patterson.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jackie-chan-wins-oscar_us_582a2057e4b02d21bbca1bae

Winners For Oscars

Best Picture: “Moonlight”

Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Cinematography: “La La Land”

Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”

Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”

Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”

Score: “La La Land”

Song: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Production Design: “La La Land”

Animated Short: “Piper”

Live Action Short: “Sing”

Sound Editing: “Arrival”

Sound Mixing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Visual Effects: “The Jungle Book”

Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”

Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea”

Grammys 2017: Adele Flintstone Oswalt

adele-mainSomething in the air at the Grammys, first of all, Adele won five Grammys which includes, an album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, pop vocal album, and pop solo performance.  While Beyonce won for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video for her song Formation, which was taken from the album Lemonade.

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Other winners of the show that weren’t broadcast, because music is a huge category and the show is only 3 hours and some minutes long. They were announced early during the broadcast. If they have broadcast the whole event it would be either 5 to 6 hours and the expectance speech will be longer and boring too. Bathroom break! Or even better a nap break!

Carol Brunette she won for Best Spoken Word Album: Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem and Fun in the Sandbox. Previous winner was Obama.

If you wondering Star Wars: The Force Awakens won for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: John Williams.

This is strange, The Flintstone won for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Jacob Collier.  Watch it below.

I know what you doing now is humming to the theme song of the Flintstone in your office.

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And for Comedy Album Patton Oswalt, he visited Seth Myers a couple of weeks ago to talk about her comedy album, and he is hysterically funny to watch.

Did you know during the commercial break, they were showing highlights of previous winners of the past for the audience members? Highlights included Beyoncé and Prince covering “Purple Rain” in 2004; Elton John singing “Stan” with Eminem in 2001, and Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus duetting on “Fifteen” back in 2009, that was interesting. I hope they do the same thing for the Oscars in 2017, show old movie clips from the past or even better the complete longer version of the people who died within the year and added the lasted person who died in the recent hours.

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After winning the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit song “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun immediately got up and removed their pants, choosing to walk up to the podium in their underwear.

Of course, you can remove your pants when watching the Grammys in your home.  We can’t see you, but at the Grammys, everyone can see you, that would be embarrassing. Feel free to do anything at home. But don’t do it in the office or workplace, they are rules.

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James Corden followed it up by stripping down to his underwear to introduce Ed Sheeran.

Keep your pants on.

Before the show start, the executive producer told, if you win let your voices heard or stick what you wanted to say. They only have either one minute or a minute and forty-five second. As long they keep it short and to the point. And always thank the people who helped them to further their career.

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And the winners are:  Winners

 

Notes

http://ew.com/music/2017/02/13/grammys-2017-things-you-didnt-see/

http://www.eonline.com/news/828800/twenty-one-pilots-goes-pantsless-to-accept-the-award-for-best-pop-duo-group-performance-at-the-2017-grammys

Grammys Winners 2017

The winners for 59th Grammys

Album of the Year: 25, Adele

Record of the Year: “Hello,” Adele

Song of the Year: “Hello,” Adele

Best Rap Album: The Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade, Beyonce

Best Country Solo Performance: “My Church,” Maren Morris

Best Rock Song: “Blackstar,” David Bowie

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots

Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Hello,” Adele

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” Willie Nelson

Best Pop Vocal Album: 25, Adele

Best Dance Recording: “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin, Flume

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha, Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance: “Blackstar,” David Bowie

Best Metal Performance: “Dystopia,” Megadeth

Best Rock Album: Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage the Elephant

Best Alternative Music Album: Blackstar, David Bowie

Best R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Angel,” Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song: “Lake By the Ocean,” Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Best R&B Album: Lalah Hathaway Live, Lalah Hathaway

Best Rap Performance: “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Best Rap/Sung Performance: “Hotline Bling,” Drake

Best Rap Song: “Hotline Bling,” Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Best Latin Pop Album: Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas

Best Country Album: Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Best Country Song: Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pentatonix, “Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)”

Best Roots Gospel Album: Joey+Rory, Hymns

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Country for Old Men

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Third Coast Percussion, “Steve Reich”

Best Dance Recording: The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)”

Best New Age Album: White Sun, White Sun II

Best Gospel Performance/Song: Tamela Mann, “God Provides”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, “Thy Will”

Best Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains

Best World Music Album: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, Sing Me Home

Best Children’s Album: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Infinity Plus One

Best Spoken Word Album: Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem and Fun in the Sandbox

Best Musical Theater Album: The Color Purple

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Miles Ahead

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Song Written for Visual Media: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

Best Instrumental Composition: Ted Nash, “Spoken at Midnight”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Jacob Collier, “You and I”

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Jacob Collier, “Flintstones”

Best Recording Package: David Bowie, Blackstar

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Edith Piaf, Edith Piaf 1915-2015

Best Album Notes: Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along

Best Historical Album: Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: David Bowie, Blackstar

Best Remixed Recording: Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album: Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue and Fred Vogler, Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles

Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”

Best Music Video: Beyoncé, “Formation”

Best Music Film: The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years

MusiCares Person of the Year: Tom Petty