ARTIST TO WATCH: @Pentatonix

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For some people, a cappella music is an acquired taste.  For others, like myself, I can get lost in it.  As someone who spent middle school and high school in chorus and drama, I know how difficult it is to perform songs a cappella…especially if someone is off!  For Pentatonix, they make it seem so incredibly simple.  Their arrangements and covers of songs are so intricate and flawless.

They won the third season of The Sing-Off and have been working non-stop ever since.  With a chart topping Christmas album, That’s Christmas to Me and a handful of EP’s, we’re finally getting a full-length album with original songs!  Check out their first original song off the new album and also a cover of Where Are U Now below?

 

 

You can find more about Pentatonix by visiting the following links:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Official Site

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ARTIST TO WATCH: RAY BOUDREAUX

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Hey there!!

So I have another suggestion for new music!!  If you’re a fan of The Voice (team Blake), you might have heard the name Ray Boudreaux.  If you’re not, and you haven’t…you should!!

Ray is a Louisiana native and has an incredibly soulful voice.  A true talent, in my opinion.  I always find it refreshing to come across an artist who is all about the music, and this one is no exception.

Please check him out and get ready to buy his single, “Even If I Tried” once it’s released! I’ve attached a YouTube video of him singing the song live, so enjoy it!

 

You can find Ray at the links below:

facebook.com/RayBoudreauxOfficial
twitter.com/rayboudreaux
instagram.com/rayboudreaux

 

Fear the Walking Dead – “Cobalt” – On Air Review

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listen_now2Mike, Jesus, Brancey, Kristin and Briana got together tonight to review last night’s episode (S1E5) of Fear the Walking Dead.

It’s official – Jesus is stalking Madison. It’s a flashback of Shane stalking Lori in The Walking Dead.

If you have a comment about tonight’s show or the series – please send an email to mike@iwatchmike.com

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Shoutouts to THEVRO.COM

See more Fear the Walking Dead at AMC.COM

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Intro to the show: YouTube.com/AMC

Outro to the show: YouTube.com/AMC

Fear the Walking Dead – “Not Fade Away” – On Air Review

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listen_now2Join hosts Mike, Jesus, Brancey, Kristin and Briana every Monday night as they discuss Sunday night’s episode (Season 1 Episode 4) of Fear the Walking Dead.

It’s another heated debate. Will you be Team Jesus or will you be Team Mike & Brancey…listen…then decide.

If you have a comment about tonight’s show or the series – please send an email to mike@iwatchmike.com

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Shoutouts to THEVRO.COM

See more Fear the Walking Dead at AMC.COM

COMCAST’S XFINITY FREE VIEW LATINO, THE LARGEST LATINO ON DEMAND EVENT EVER, RETURNS WITH MORE CONTENT THAN EVER BEFORE

COMCAST’S XFINITY FREE VIEW LATINO, THE LARGEST LATINO ON DEMAND EVENT EVER, RETURNS WITH MORE CONTENT THAN EVER BEFORE

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Xfinity TV Customers Get Two Weeks of Free Access to More than 3,500 Hours of Latino On Demand Programming from September 21 to October 4

Third Annual Event Includes More Content Available Across Platforms Than Ever Before, Ability to Navigate Content in English or Spanish

Comcast today announced the return of Xfinity Free View Latino, a two week all-access pass to discover and enjoy thousands of hours of the best Latino entertainment available in the U.S. for free on Xfinity On Demand. Xfinity Free View Latino will take place from September 21 through October 4 and will be available to all Xfinity TV customers across platforms, on Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and on the Xfinity TV Go app.

This year, with more than 3,500 hours and more than 5,000 On Demand content choices in Spanish and English from premium, cable and broadcast networks, Xfinity TV customers will have access to the biggest selection of entertainment options yet.

This year’s programming highlights include:

  • Early access to the premieres of new series before they air live, including the first three episodes of Telemundo’s Celia, based on the Hispanic music icon Celia Cruz, the special premiere episode of Los Milagros de Jesus (MundoMax), Magnifica 70 (HBO Latino), the first episode of Fluffy Breaks Even, a new reality series from Fuse starring comedian Gabriel Iglesias, as well as Nina’s World (Sprout) in Spanish. And, Xfinity customers will have the chance to view the upcoming season finale of Allá Te Espero (RCN Nuestra) before it airs on Nuestra Tele.
  • Complete series such as NBC UNIVERSO’s celeb-reality hit, Larrymania, as well as the cult favorite From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series from El Rey, based on the movie by Robert Rodriguez.
  • Now available to Xfinity TV customers, ENCORE ESPAÑOL ON DEMAND features a new U.S. Spanish Language film premiere every month including the Mexican blockbuster hit Nosotros Los Nobles, as well as Oscar-winner Frida and Oscar-nominated Biutiful. With more than 300 movies available in total, the event will also feature Salvando al Soldado Perez from Cinelatino, La Vida Precoz y Breve de Sabina Rivas from Viendomovies and Hollywood hits in Spanish from Cine Sony such as Just Go With It and The Vow.
  • Full series of popular telenovelas such as MundoMax’s La Guerrera and Telemundo’s El Señor de los Cielos 3, La Reina del Sur & El Clón from Streampix, among others. 

“Xfinity is the best place to consume your favorite Spanish or English language entertainment on demand across devices, at home or on the go. With Xfinity Free View Latino, our customers have the opportunity to enjoy the most anticipated series before they air on TV and also discover the great selection of on demand programming,” said Javier Garcia, Vice President and General Manager, Multicultural Services for Comcast Cable.  “In addition, with the recent announcement of the X1 Spanish Guide, Spanish-speaking X1 customers will have the option to discover all the great Free View Latino content in the language of their choice.”

For more details on Xfinity Free View Latino including the full programming list, please visit Xfinity.com/Latino to sort through the thousands of hours of content available and check the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel daily for recommendations on what to watch, or join the conversation on www.facebook.com/XfinityLatino and twitter.com/XfinityLatino using hashtag #FreeViewLatino. Content availability may vary across platforms. For more information on the Xfinity Latino Entertainment channel, Multilatino packages and Xfinity On Demand, please visit www.comcast.com/Espanol. Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion since its founding nearly 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier base, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations. For more background on diversity and inclusion at Comcast please visit www.comcast.com/diversity.

TRAILER: ‘The Big Short’ starring Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale

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I recently discovered that Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carrell, Christian Bale and Max Greenfield will comprise most of the cast of The Big Short, which will be released in theaters around December 23, 2015.  (Yes, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling in the same movie…you can breathe now)  This is an incredible cast and I, personally, can’t wait to see it!  The film is based on the book, ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ by Michael Lewis and tells the story of the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010.

Comedian @JeffDye at the @PBImprov – 9/19/15

IMG_9577I had the privilege of catching one of Jeff Dye’s shows at the Palm Beach Improv this weekend, and it did not disappoint!

Several months ago, I decided to watch a new show called ‘I Can Do That’ OnDemand and was hooked.  The show normally airs on NBC, and has just been renewed for a second season.  You can find more information about the show HERE.  It was this particular show that introduced me to my new favorite comedian, Jeff Dye.  Some of you might’ve seen him on shows like Girl Code and Money from Strangers on MTV, but, as mentioned in a previous post…I stopped watching MTV when they stopped playing music lol.  Jeff was also a finalist on Last Comic Standing (also on NBC).

When I heard Jeff would be doing some shows in Florida, I had to be there!  So I dragged my brother and my best friend with me and we drove up to West Palm Beach from Miami for the first of two shows he’d be headlining on Saturday.  Now, that was my first mistake lol.  Choosing to go to the early show rather than the later one!  The early show looked like a Century Village field trip!  Not that that’s a problem, BUT they didn’t seem to get a lot of the jokes.

The venue was great and so were the opening comedians, Jordan Garnett and Ramon Garcia (both locals).  As Ramon was making everyone cry of laughter, I noticed Jeff creeping behind us sitting at a table by himself.  Despite my best friend telling me to go talk to him, I didn’t.  I mean, I do think he’s awesome, but I’m sure he wanted time alone, right??  🙂

Anyway, Jeff went up on stage and made us laugh the entire time.  His jokes were on point, and even his banter with the drunk old lady in front of us was hilarious.  The crowd was slightly awkward as everyone looked around wondering what a NuvaRing was, but I don’t even care because I got it and thought he was great!  What makes him even more amazing is the fact that he took time out of his show to thank the wait staff at the venue.

When the show was over, my 31 year old self got nervous, hoping we’d be able to meet him.  Unfortunately, Jeff went right into the green room and the old folks all left right away!  My brother went over and asked someone who worked at the Improv if Jeff would be coming out to meet people, and the guy went to check.  He went to the green room and quickly returned with Jeff.  He came over and spoke to us for about 5 minutes, recognized me from Instagram (not sure if that’s a good thing haha), took pictures with my best friend and I, thanked us for coming and went back into the green room.

Needless to say, my night had been made!  It sucks to have high expectations for how someone would be in person without cameras on them and have them be douchebags, but Jeff exceeded my expectations.  He was so nice, and even though he didn’t have to come out to meet us, he did and was awesome.  Definitely gained him two new fans in my brother and best friend.

So, if you’re looking to have some laughs, please check him out on NBC’s ‘I Can Do That’, you can find hilarious interviews with him on YouTube, and he has a comedy album out on iTunes called,’ Welcome to my Brain.’  As if that weren’t enough, he just finished filming a new show on NBC (yes, he might be the new NBC poster child) called ‘Better Late Than Never’ which will also star Terry Bradshaw, William Shatner, Henry Winkler and George Foreman.  With that lineup, we’re sure to have some laughs!  Now that I’ve fully endorsed my favorite comedian, do yourself a favor and look him up!

Here is his Official Site.

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X1 En Español: Xfinity Customers Can Now Access First-Ever Spanish-Language TV Interface

X1 En Español: Xfinity Customers Can Now Access First-Ever Spanish-Language TV Interface
By: Javier Garcia

Today the majority of U.S. Hispanics consider themselves bicultural– with 55 percent identifying as a mix of both Latino and American. This is impacting the types of entertainment they watch in the home and according to Horowitz Research, it’s more about cultural relevance of programming than language. However, Spanish is still the predominant spoken language in bicultural homes, as it remains a component of family culture long after English proficiency is gained.

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re making some changes to our next-generation X1 platform designed to offer bicultural Hispanics an immersive viewing experience centered on language choice and greater flexibility to discover and watch their favorite programming.

First and foremost, we’re thrilled to announce that the X1 interface is now available in both Spanish and English. This new experience lets our Latino customers find and discover their favorite programming in the language of their choice and helps bridge the content divide for millions of Spanish-speaking households within the Comcast service area.

And we’re not stopping there. When the interface is set to Spanish, our voice remote will soon be updated to recognize commands spoken in this language, so our Spanish-dominant customers can more easily navigate the guide and find programming. We’ve also added new features and filters within the guide, including one-touch access to turn on/off the SAP feed via the video toolbar, to help viewers more easily discover Spanish-language and SAP-enabled content available on Xfinity On Demand.

And just in time for the start of soccer season, we’ve significantly updated our X1 Sports app to track more soccer leagues and will soon add an “Extras” experience that allows soccer fans to follow the game and stay updated with all the latest in-depth stats and analysis right on the TV screen.

We are constantly innovating to build products and services that change the way people consume entertainment and communicate, and encourage our Latino customers to get in on the action today by accessing the programming of their choice, wherever and whenever they want, in whichever language they prefer.

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