Chief P Interview 

Chief P speaks about Youngstown Music and what it means to him in his exclusive interview with Kingsmen Media. He also shared some advice for the young men growing up in this music business plus how his life changed when he lost his dad for 10 years.

Photo Credit: Kingsmen Media Group

Parents of child killed in alligator attack are not going to sue Disney

The parents of a child killed by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida issued a statement Wednesday saying they will not sue the company.
“We know that we can never have Lane back, and therefore, we intend to keep his spirit alive through the Lane Thomas Foundation. It is our hope that through the foundation we will be able to share with others the unimaginable love Lane etched in our hearts,” said Matt and Melissa Graves, the parents of 2-year-old Lane Graves, who died after being dragged away by an alligator at a Disney resort in June.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (In Theaters August 19)

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

Director: Travis Knight

Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)

Voice Cast: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, and Matthew McConaughey                           

BREAKING: 2 Dallas Officers Shot during Protest 

Area Rapid Transit (DART) officers have been shot in downtown Dallas, according to agency spokesman Morgan Lyons.
“Everyone was screaming, people were running,” she said. “I saw at least probably 30 shots go off.”

“I was walking next to the officer who was helping with the protest, all of a sudden I saw six to eight shots,” one witness told the station. “It looked like two officers went down.”

shooting had an assault rifle — and I know guns. The shots were in rapid succession,” the witness said.

Video showed numerous police officers crouching behind vehicles. Others approached a location holding protective shields.

KIERRA SHEARD PREPS FOR FIRST HEADLINING SOLO TOUR WITH ALL FEMALE BAND & LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP

Grammy nominated recording artist, actress, entrepreneur, fashion designer, Kierra Sheard, is preparing to hit the road on a self-titled solo tour; with an all girl band. After releasing her latest project, the critically acclaimed, “LED EP,” Sheard is eager to get back on the road and give her supporters more of the positive, inspiring, yet edgy and bold, Christ-centered music that she is known for.  
Kierra recently released a series of social media posts in search of girl musicians, whom she will personally select via online auditions to comprise the all girl band. While there will no doubtedly be all girls on stage, holding it down for each night of the tour, the concerts are not just for the ladies; guys are very well welcomed to attend each concert. Kierra and band will be performing an array of new music, in addition to taking attendees on a musical journey with performances of her hits from her 14-year career in the music industry. 

 

“I want those that come, to leave feeling refreshed. Transparency, God, love, music, and more is what I’ll have to offer. I’ll have fun on this tour and do things that I’ve never done before. I will not be prohibited or stopped by anyone but God! I won’t worry about what’s said, I’m going for a raw experience! People don’t want fake experiences. They want what’s real. We all want to feel like we aren’t alone while doing this thing called “life,” says Kierra Sheard.

 

The tour hits the road in July with the first date taking place in Kierra’s hometown of Detroit and culminating in October. Stops along the way include Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, and New York.
In addition to her upcoming tour, Kierra has released a mobile app that will be a companion to the tour. App users will have exclusive looks inside of Kierra’s world as she goes from city to city. The new mobile app will be available for iPhone and Android devices. Through the app, Kierra will frequently be able to connect directly with her following and inspire others to live their lives unapologetically. Kierra says, “I’m so excited about this app! You will essentially be able to “UNLOCK MY WORLD” as I provide exclusive photos, live video streams, music, my obsessions, and a lot more! I also cover songs from different genres of music like Coldplay’s “Paradise”, Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind”, Sia’s “Chandelier”, and Beyoncé’s “If I Were A Boy”. I’m too excited for the release and can’t wait to take my fans along with me on this interactive journey.” Download the new app from Kierra Sheard for your iPhone or Andriod devices today.

  

For more information on the tour or if interested in being a vendor, sponsor, volunteer or opening act, visit: www.IAmKierraSheard.com

ALTON STERLING, 37, KILLED BY BATON ROUGE POLICE FOR SELLING CDS

The footage of the killing leaves little room for understanding as to why Sterling, 37, was shot and killed in front of a store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to The Advocate, allegedly an anonymous call was placed to authorities about a man who was selling CDs outside of the Triple S Food Mart who pointed a gun at someone telling them to leave the property. When officials arrived, the man in question was Alton Sterling, a distributor that had sold CDs and DVDs in front of the store for years. No one is exactly sure what happened between the time the officers arrived and when the video footage began, but all witnesses agree that the officers were aggressive with Sterling upon arrival, as Sterling just wanted to understand what he was being detained for. “They were really aggressive with him from the start,” Abdullah Muflahi, the store owner said.
(The Source)

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