5th Annual Carolina Music Awards [Nominations Open Through May 1st]

CMA Official Press Release: Raleigh, NC – For the fifth year in a row, the Carolina Music Awards is coming to Fletcher Opera Theatre and bringing the best and brightest musicians with them. To kick things off right, O Ent, Inc, who produces the show, created a special ticket offer for the month of March.

“People who love music and love our award show will…(continue reading)

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What If George Zimmerman Were Black: Liberals Think They've Found the Answer in Georgia

Thanks to Mytheos Holt by way of John Malcolm for sharing the info:

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By Mytheos Holt | April 25, 2012 | The Blaze

“If Trayvon Martin had been white and George Zimmerman had been black, would we feel the same way?”For many people, this question has been a persistently troubling one in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin and the racially charged media circus that has resulted from it. And leaving aside the fact that Zimmerman is hispanic, many liberal leaning bloggers, Salon’s Rania Khalek and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry foremost among them, think they’ve found a test case that shows precisely this implied double standard at work.Meet John McNeil, the man who some are calling “the black George Zimmerman”:

Is Convicted Murderer John McNeils Case a Racially Reversed Parallel to George Zimmermans Actions in the Trayvon Martin Case?

McNeil is currently serving a life sentence for shooting Brian Epp, a young white construction worker, in a case with admittedly eerie factual similarities to the Martin case. Or at least, similarities that are eerie if you take the Left‘s bloggers’ word…

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Get Nominated For New Music Seminar's "Top 100 Artists On the Verge”

 New Music Seminar (NMS)’s “Top 100 Artists On the Verge”

ReverbNation is looking for artists to nominate for the New Music Seminar (NMS)’s “Top 100 Artists On the Verge” chart, which is the most comprehensive chart to date for emerging artists in America. This chart is put together by NMS to promote artists who are already picking up steam, helping them break through the glut of artists and receive the national recognition that they deserve. Many of the artists chosen for the chart will perform at the 2012 NMS New York Music Festival, which occurs June 17th-21st!

The top 3 artists selected by NMS for the “Artists On the Verge” chart will perform at NMS with the opportunity to win the grand prize of over $200,000 in marketing, promotion, music equipment and consultations from some of the top industry leaders in their respective fields! The NMS delegates will choose the winning artist on the last day of the conference and will announce the winner at the end of the Seminar.

About New Music Seminar (NMS)

The New Music Seminar’s mission is to create a music business in which talent can rise to its highest potential based solely on its merit, without regard to its financial resources or connections; to help artists and their representatives achieve success; to create a new economic model that better rewards both artists, their investors and those in artist services.

Do You Need Beats? Try BEATSTARS on Reverbnation

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U.S.Troops Aid In Search For KONY

In the following article Jeffrey Gettelman, New York Times, reports on the search for Joseph Kony:

In vast jungle, US troops aid in search for Kony

OBO, Central African Republic — It has got to be one of the oddest matchups in United States military history.

One hundred of America’s elite Special Operations troops, aided by night vision scopes and satellite imagery, are helping African forces find a wig-wearing, gibberish-speaking fugitive rebel commander named Joseph Kony who has been hiding out in the jungle for years with a band of child soldiers and a harem of dozens of child brides.

No one knows exactly where Mr. Kony is, but here in Obo, at a remote forward operating post in the Central African Republic, Green Berets pore over maps and interview villagers, hopeful for a clue (continue reading)

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