Fans of NBC's The Voice will never forget the spunky soulful singer, Chevonne, who won the hearts of many even though she was eliminated. She competed on Team Cee Lo and was stolen by Christina Aguilera before her untimely elimination. But The Voice was not the start of Chevonne's singing career. She has also toured with both Estelle and Lady Gaga and even performed 'Born This Way' acapella at Madison Square Garden for an HBO special. Now the singer has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to get support for her studio album and we got the chance to chat with the future megastar about what we can expect from it.
If you're a die hard fan of NBC's Season 3 of "The Voice," you most likely remember Chevonne, the rocking soul scream machine. We watched as the quirky underdog made her way through three rounds when she finally got judges Cee Lo and Blake Shelton to turn during her blind audition when she sang "Brass In Pocket" by The Pretenders.
Being on Team Cee Lo, she easily impressed both Cee Lo and his team advisor, Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas as she nailed rehearsals for her battle round with Avery Wilson on the David Guetta ft. Sia song "Titanium." Although Chevonne didn't win the battle against her teammate, she was highly praised for her soaring high notes and bold stage moves. Her time wasn't over though when judge Christina Aguilera saved Chevonne with the new "coach steal" feature, applauding Chevonne for her flamboyant and exciting performance vibe.
This past Saturday, The Village Voice hosted Brooklyn Pour its annual craft beer tasting festival in the iconic Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower lobby. The illustrious entrance welcomed beer connoisseurs far and wide to the record 65 corporate and indie brewing companies and 100+ beers that lined the magnificent 1 Hanson Place lobby. Each kiosk offered guests several taps of the brands finest concoctions, souvenirs, and personnel versed in brewing techniques and brand history.
The medley of beers ranged from commonly known ales, lagers, and pilsners to intricately craft seasonal, micro and fusion brews. Chelsea Brewing’s cocoa & coffee infused XXX Stout had me reconsidering my morning beverage while Innis & Gunn’s Rum Cask ale, which for its final stage ferments 60 days in rum barrels, left me with an aromatic rum-sweet after taste. Other crowd favorites included Bronx Brewery’s American-style pale ale and Samuel Adams’ tried and true Oktoberfest. This the 2nd annual Brooklyn Pour, divided into two sessions to better accommodate crowds that hoarded last year’s inaugural event, featured a food court, home brew kits for sale, a live DJ, and the Samuel Adams sponsored Stein Hoisting Competition. The forum also hosted a DIY brewing demonstration from the Brooklyn Brew Shop, a talk on Fall’s tastiest trends with Josh M. Bernstein author of “Brewed Awakening” and Beer B-Q Cookin with Jimmy Carbone, enlightening foodies on how to infuse beer into their favorite pit and spit roasts.
The Broadcast Television Journalist Association held its second annual Critic Choice Awards on Monday night honoring some of the hottest shows running. Topping the lists of nominations, NBC’s 'Community' had a big night snagging a pair of not one, but two, of the coveted awards. But they weren't the only show to snag a pair of awards, AMC’s Breaking Bad and PBS’s miniseries 'Sherlock' , and Showtime's 'Homeland' were among the top winners last night.
You might remember Tony Vincent from NBC's The Voice, where he was on Team Cee-Lo and blowing away the audience with his incredible voice and memorable performances. Since the show, Tony has been focusing on writing and recording his own music, and has recently released a single called Starting Over. Joonbug gets the scoop on how it felt to be eliminated, what Tony is up to now, and Tony's secret special talent!
The Village Voice’s first annual "Choice Streets" food truck celebration was a success. Last night, over 21 of New York City’s well-loved food trucks gathered on Pier 86 of a well-known city landmark, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex. This highly anticipated event was sold out within 5 days, and with all the glorious fare, foodies from all over the city couldn’t help but to fill their faces with a lot of food and many smiles.
DJ sets by Finger on the Pulse, twin brothers Darin and Greg Bresnitz who host a popular food-meets-music radio show, set the party mood for this outside soiree that took place by the water on a chilly evening. That didn’t stop our city’s food enthusiasts, they stood on line waiting for their favorites- sometimes they even went back for more.
The wounds are still fresh from these recent celeb wardrobe disasters. So far 2012, sadly, has not disappointed in the "fashion faux-pas" department. From over-the-top costumes, to dress malfunctions and hideous accessories, brace yourselves for fashion fails we'd all like to forget about.
With this look, it's no wonder Sasha Gradiva came armed for the 2012 Grammy Awards! The dress was beautiful and elegant on this singer/song-writer/actress, however, it was the terminator arm that got in the way of what could have been a Marilyn Monroe moment. Maybe next time accessorize with something a little less bulky?
Just when you thought models and musicians could finally have a happily-ever-after aside from David Bowie & Iman...tsk tsk.
One of the entertainment industry's most beautiful couples have called it quits after two years of dating. Maroon 5 frontman & The Voice judge Adam Levine, 33, and 8-time Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna, 26, have split according to her rep confirming with People magazine.
The solution to Adam's break-up blues? Perhaps a little rebound with another Anne...a writer of some sorts, with lots of witty pop culture commentary experience & talent...alright, never mind.
Yesterday, at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue, The Village Voice hosted their Fifth Annual "Choice Eats" Event which satiated New York foodies by serving quality dishes, all from hand-picked restaurants throughout the city. Over 35 different national cuisines were set-up in this historic building by over 80 restaurants and bakeries. Sponsors such as Leffe, Francis Coppola, Troegs Brewery, Sixpoint, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey and Stella Artois helped patrons get their drink on as they traveled from table to table experiencing the creme de la creme that our diverse city has to offer.
The Village Voice's "Choice Streets" Event is just around the corner. This new food event features all the great food trucks of the city, which was inspired by their "Choice Eats" Event that is being held next week.
Today, The Village Voice just announced their first round of partakers in this celebration of street fare. Some New York favorites include: Korilla BBQ, Mexicue, Red Hook Lobster Pound, The Cinnamon Snail, Coolhaus, Green Pirate Juice Truck, Kelvin Natural Slush Co., Schnitzel and Things, Soulvaki GR, The Taim Mobile, and Wafels & Dinges have all been added to the lineup.