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Alla P. Gakuba - A Person is a Product of Time Place and Circumstances

Alla P. Gakuba's short stories are lengthy and full of information whether from historical periods to relate to current times. The twenty short stories detail infamous events such as Napoleon's rise and fall to American women receiving rights to vote. Another of the short stories was about Maslow's Theory describing the five steps of life and achievements. This book is inspiring and gives insight into the mentality of many great people who contributed to society, helped others in times of need and become more self-aware. Alla talked about her time as a engineer being changed from constructing buildings to bridges with no guidance given to her. Even after transferring from Africa to U.S.A. for an engineering job, Alla was puzzled that she earned the job but she strive to achieve her goals. In life, dedication can be the breaking point of a successful venture and a reflection of the steps taken to get there. Alla also theorizes about a time that women felt uncomfortable in a …

Half an Orange with a Electronic Classic

Half an Orange features Ryan Chadwick, Dan Hanna, Andrew Spellman, and myself (Michael Maloof).  Ryan and I went to Catholic school together starting in second grade. Ryan actually taught me how to play guitar and was the first person I felt comfortable singing in front of. All four of us ended up in the same fraternity in college where we had a crew of guys playing music together every night. Dan and I co-founded a music start-up out of college that focused on music analytics for indie bands. When the start-up folded we started focusing on recording and releasing our own music with Ryan and Andrew.  I wrote a lot of our lyrics while living in Rio de Janeiro for a year. The first week there my girlfriend and I had our bank accounts frozen and we hadn't yet found a place to live. We basically ended up homeless there for a week, frantically trying to make friends to have places to sleep and spending all our time on the beach. Despite the struggles of being in a new country with no …

Cody Daniel - The Night (Official Music Video) #Flyah

Raised in Raleigh, Cody Daniel has been engulfed in music and its possibilities of outreach for his entire life. Since 2009, Cody Daniel has been preforming in local bars and restaurants as himself and with dozens of local bands. He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists and through those endeavors he has crafted music in all kinds of ways. Now solo, Cody Daniel and his music are setting off to inspire listeners.

Art uplifts and saves its audience from constant tribulations that overwhelm our lives. Music itself allots a beautiful emotional connection between the sound and the listener that offers a break from misfortunes. Our music gives my audience and fans an uplifting new sound that will always be relatable. Our music is one that inspires listeners the same way we believes music should always be inspirational and healing.
The music video, "Love is a Lie", revamped the typical love song. It also won the 2016 Carolina Music Award for "R&B Music Video of …

Paul The Trombonist - Enchanted Garden - #Flyah

Paul Nowell, also known as “Paul The Trombonist,” is a Los Angeles based music producer/songwriter/DJ/performer/educator/film maker and acclaimed trombonist. He has performed privately in front of celebrities including: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest to name a few. His videos of originally produced content have received tens of millions of views.

As a teenager, while playing with his own group at a jazz club in Cleveland, Paul was approached by Duke Ellington’s nephew, Ron Ellington Shy of the Drifters and Coasters fame. Immediately after, Nowell began working with Ellington Shy on his musical arrangements. Also as a teenager Paul played in jazz legend Chico Hamilton’s band for the Tri-C Jazz Festival. He was a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and toured the world with them. Afterwards he played trombone for Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan on his Tony award winning (2010 Best Musical) “Memp…

CVSS - Fly Away - #Flyah

Cass Hamilton, also known as CVSS (Cass), was born and raised in the troubled north end of Hamilton Ontario, Canada. Always getting into trouble at a young age forced his parents to move to a better area of the city. Initially, not much changed as Cass was constantly finding himself in trouble with the law. Fortunately, a new found passion for Music would find him heading down a different path. As this new found passion turned into a burning obsession, Cass started to take his music public. Not known for his writing skills, but more of a freestyle artist, he was asked to compete in a freestyle battle competition called "Roc da Mic". Cass entered and became not only the first Roc da Mic Champion, but won the second champion as well. This new found fame catapulted Cass to of Hamilton's most recognizable upcoming artists. Not only was he working on his own music, but now he was also recording, mixing and mastering music for other local artists. Today Cass is a part of a te…