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“When just six corporations control 90% of the media, and 80% of radio stations have identical playlists, mindless content isn’t a choice…it’s a virtual mandate. In this self propelled cycle of banality, the conglomerates dictate content to be promoted by radio, which in turn pushes it endlessly, creating a false perception that what is being played is due to listener demand. From a political standpoint, all this ‘dumbing down’ makes sense: indoctrination creates obedience. If music and culture focus on mindless diversion, and education lacks, well, education, then people lack the acuity necessary to question the absurdity of the system.” —


Singer swerves a Funky, Swanky Redo of the Bee Gees “Emotion” – Listen Now

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“Emotion” stuffed with hooks and positive vibes….

Renowned recording artist Lourdes Baron is definitely starting 2017 off right with her hit track titled “Emotion” featuring Haguy Mizrahi. In this new single Lourdes shows off her versatility, demonstrating how she is not, WILL NOT, can not be defined by individual lanes or labels. This endearing anthem will take the listener on a familiar journey through the mind, the cosmos and back again. When she purrs “wherever you go I’ll cry me a river that leads to your ocean..” I, and many others were instantly captivated if you/they had not already been mesmerized by that moment in time. It adds up to a pop, rockish master class, rifling through the seventies and eighties sounds and stacking hooks on hooks on hooks. But regardless of the genre the default mode is triumph.

Lourdes D. Baron ~ Emotion

Lourdes reinvents herself accordingly and Haguy Mizrahi is kicking the rocks too. Rather than slamming into action. A team effort detonating oneness like an infinity symbol. They must be strategizing for the long road of success ahead. I’m a new fan of the singer and will be patiently waiting to hear what 2017 will in fact bring. What will she coo next to win my heart?

You can stay connected to Lourdes on Twitter @LourdesDBaron.

RELATED: Singles from the “Back To Romance” Album – Lourdes Duque Baron

Available on Amazon vinyl and other digital platforms.

Produced by Grammy nominee, Haguy Mizrahi of Gemini Musiq ~ Label: Timeless Entertainment, Inc.

Music Review ♫ Singer Lourdes Baron Revitalizes Al Greens’ ‘Let’s Stay Together’

By Carla B.

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Lourdes Duque Baron Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

Lourdes D. Baron ~ "Lets Stay Together" - Label: Timeless Entertainment, Inc

 EOTM ♪♪♬ Critic Score: 91 (out of 100)

Lourdes D. Baron knows there are two ways people think about her.  For some, she epitomizes all that has gone right…. in the world of a pop star, and for others there is a savory light in the eye of an entrepreneur, humanitarian, author, wife, mother. A woman partaking in her own ideas with the hopes of changing the world! These differing Lourdes Barons’ are all actually one in the same, and if you pay close attention you would notice they tend to show up in the same place at the same time. It’s that double whammy, a unique sometimes uncanny ubiquity many wish they could embody. Lourdes does this effortlessly.

Baron’s music career spans four albums to date, the most recent “Let’s Stay Together,” which made its debut, in the fall of 2016. On his new album, the singer-songwriter turns Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” into a formative funktastic 21st century soul session.

“I recorded vocals with my eyes closed. I wanted to envision Al Green NEXT to me … Coaching me,” Baron shared in a recent interview.

Sounding like nothing else out there, distinct even from Al Green, Barons take on Let’s Stay Together  is matchless, sexy without being over bearing and next level out while being street corner down. A superb swansong.

Lourdes delivers obstinately, with wit and indubious charm while belting words we remember, “Why people break up, to turn around and make up, I just can’t see, you NEVER do that to me — You better NOT do — staying around you is all I can see – All these eyes will ever see….” As she withdraws purring with ‘Lets Stay Together,’ – Okay…??

A heart achingly true ole school type hard core love song from way back. The artiste continues unabated, recalling a season of good and bad …in such a way….dare I say, Al Green and crooners of his countenance, could not possibly duplicate….unless – well, they happen to live a well balanced life. It’s in the tone, not necessarily the words which almost always have dual meaning. A well constructed arrangement of harmonious vibrations, confabulating it’s own type of amour. The acclaimed singer truly dug deep into her emotions and talents for this one, doing so with boldness and grace (with eyes closed, as she says) helping accent a reoccurring message of perseverance, love and forgiveness.

Barons voice is like a candle of hope  in a world that could use a little more light. The Diva and her musical team have an astounding knack for melody and retro-influenced instrumentation all under 4 minutes. “Let’s Stay Together” brings the jangle and hook to the forefront.

No filler – all killer here. NO excuses – get it now!

Available on Amazon vinyl and other digital platforms. Produced by Grammy nominee, Haguy Mizrahi of Gemini Musiq ~ Label: Timeless Entertainment, Inc.

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The amount of great music I missed last year is staggering, and its been sensory overload with lists from my fellow bloggers. A big thank you goes out to my fellow active music critics in the conscious music community for keeping me up to date with all the good stuff. Notably, the albums, singles that appear on our sites are the gems you should hear first. Enjoy & Share!

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Welcomes a Bouncy Baby Boy!

By Franz Breaze

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake welcomed a bouncy baby boy today! The adorable couples reps confirmed baby Silas Randall Timberlake had in fact arrived, today — noting:

“Mom and baby are doing well and dad is ecstatic.”

Timberlake’s mother, Lynn also shared the news on Facebook posting:

“My amazing son and his beautiful wife have given us the most precious gift in the world! Silas Randall Timberlake! Named after my father and my son! Life is beautiful and we couldn’t be happier! God bless you all and thanks for all the congrats!”


Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel - Image credit: Getty

This is the first child for the 33-year-old actress and her husband. Biel and Timberlake married in October 2012.

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Congratulations to Biel and Timberlake on the arrival of Silas Randall!

Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ still at No. 1 – Music News

By Dorothy Frazier

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In  2014, it was all about “1989.”

Taylor Swift’s blockbuster pop album, named for the year she was born, held onto the No. 1 spot in the latest edition of the Billboard 200, the trade magazine reported Wednesday, marking the album’s seventh nonconsecutive week atop the chart.

“1989″ sold 430,000 album equivalent units — a new phrase that reflects Billboard’s recent incorporation of streaming data and single-track downloads into its chart policy — in the week that ended Sunday, according to Nielsen Music. Of those units, 326,000 represent full album sales, bringing the total for Swift’s set to 3.66 million.

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And that was enough for “1989″ to squeak past the smash soundtrack of Disney’s “Frozen” as the biggest-selling album of 2014.

As Billboard’s Keith Caulfield wrote, “Frozen” “was the year-to-date top-selling album of 2014 in every single tracking week of the year, except for the final frame.” That had never previously happened in the 22 years since Nielsen began tracking album sales using SoundScan, Caulfield added.

Released in November 2013, “Frozen” sold 3.53 million copies this year; its overall total is 3.86 million.

No new albums entered the top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 — no surprise, given the light schedule of late-December releases.

Nicki Minaj’s “The Pinkprint” stayed at No. 2, followed by Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me” at No. 3, One Direction’s “Four” at No. 4 and Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour” at No. 5.

E Music Critic: Recapping ‘Dance Again’ – Music Reviews

By Carla B.

20 Artists To Start Listening To In 2015



Lourdes Duque Baron has become more than just a musical superstar and sex symbol, though she is definitely both of those things. For me — and I imagine for thousands of others — Lourdes now stands as an enduring symbol of survival and of grace. Her music is a healing thing.

[RECAP] A few additional thoughts on Lourdes Baron & her single, Dance Again.

I critiqued this song back in September but wanted to add it to our 20 Artists To Listen To in 2015. (Click here to take a Listen) - The blazin’ pop/rock single which was produced by the legendary Andrew Lane  features jamming tunes that will make you wanna give it a twirl on the dance floor regardless if you have moves like Jagger or not. It calls to music lovers, seemingly hypnotizing, edging them on to  glide along with the feisty tunes leaving all worries aside to focus on the dance floor….get ready to be bad. It’s your time!

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Looking back on music over-all in 2014, it’s interesting to notice, not only was the pop world near-obsessively fixated on dance music but it seems to be shot through with a sudden wide-eyed reverence for the icons of the pre-Internet world, the stars who were titans back when titans were well and truly titanic. Lourdes takes us back, ever so eloquently.

Lourdes is a champion of symphony, she is my hero — and I have a funny feeling that this is exactly what she was vying for. Yes, this is precisely what she had in mind. The one who controls the musical universe and my dancing feet.

Lourdes has found countless sounds that welcome her, and the dance-pop of 2014 is one of them!

Therefore, I do declare “Dance Again” a smash, again!

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What does One Direction, Gladys Knight and Ben Afflect have in common — you ask ?

Popular boy band, One Direction proved to be not so popular with their management after losing a ‘substantial amount of money’ at a Las Vegas casino. The ‘Kiss You’ hitmakers, consisting of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, received a ‘dressing down’ from management for their irresponsible behavior.

One Direction - Photo credit: VIrgin Records

Niall took time out to explain to We Love Pop magazine, “Like most of the stupid things we do, it seemed like it was a good idea at the time. We just thought, ‘We’re 18, this is the first time we’ve been able to spend a bit of money in weeks because we’ve been on the road.” He went on to say that he won £100, which seemed reasonable, and then he stopped. When it came to his fellow band members Niall was tight-lipped and all he would offer was, “No comment”. He continued to say that things ‘got a bit ugly’ and a large amount of money was lost.

Thankfully the boys, who are now all 18 and old enough to legally gamble, all seem to have learned a valuable lesson and are unlikely to be dropping sizable amounts at casinos anytime soon.  However some celebrities learn the hard way.

Take Gladys Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul” and former queen of The Pips, who once had a $40 000-a-night baccarat addiction. Knight was in the grips of this addiction for over 10 years, but finally managed to find help and kick the habit after losing $45,000 in one night!

But some stars never seem to learn. It is alleged that at some stage long time gambler, Ben Affleck, owed $400,000 to a movie mogul, Ron Meyer and that he even ‘hosted’ his very own underground poker game in Beverley Hills at the well-known high-end cigar club, the Grand Havana Room, although his publicist firmly denies it. However, it isn’t only celebrities who make the headlines when it comes to casinos.

Gift for SingerJust last month a South African casino confiscated a banner gambler’s winnings after he hit the jackpot, and then proceeded to charge him with trespassing. The man in question had voluntarily banned himself from all casinos in South Africa in 2012, but decided not to keep his resolution and continued to gamble. He was promptly arrested and had to pay an admission of guilt fine at a nearby police station. Clearly the temptation was too much for this man who had withdrawn from gambling but then decided to visit a South African casino!

The moral of the story? If you can’t control your gambling, don’t gamble. If you still decide to gamble – don’t get caught.


Adele’s ’21′ – Biggest No. 1 Album Since ‘Bodyguard’

(Billboard) It seems that every week, there is a new Adele-related accolade to tout.

And this week is no different, as her “21″ album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (95,000; down 9%). “21″ has been No. 1 longer than any other album since “The Bodyguard” soundtrack wrapped a 20-week run at No. 1 on the chart dated May 29, 1993.

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Could “21″ hold on another week at the top? That all depends on how new albums from Tim McGraw (“Emotional Traffic”), Celtic Woman (“Believe”) and Kellie Pickler (“100 Proof”) — among others — sell this week. Also new to market: the “2012 Grammy Nominees” compilation.

Elsewhere on this week’s chart, the “Kidz Bop 21″ album debuts at No. 2 with 59,000 sold. That entry grants the long-running series its 14th top 10 set and fourth to reach the runner-up slot. (The “Kidz” have yet to claim a No. 1 set on the Billboard 200.) The last “Kidz” set — “Kidz Bop 20″ — started at No. 2 as well, with 69,000 sold on the chart dated Aug. 6, 2011.

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The second-highest debut arrives at No. 7 by James Fortune & FIYA, who sees its “Identity” land with 18,000. It’s the best sales week and highest charting album for the gospel singer — who also debuts at No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart. On the latter tally, it’s his first leader after reaching No. 2 twice previously.

As for the rest of the top 10 this week, the Black Keys‘ “El Camino” holds at No. 3 (29,000; down 20%) while Drake‘s “Take Care” is also stationary at No. 4 (29,000; down 8%). (Only a couple hundred sales separate the two titles this week.)

Rihanna‘s “Talk That Talk” is up two slots to No. 5 (20,000; down 8%), Young Jeezy‘s “TM103: Hustlerz Ambition” is steady at No. 6 (19,000; down 19%), and Toby Keith‘s “Clancy’s Tavern” zooms 22-8 with 17,000 (up 27%). The latter album’s physical CD was sale priced for just $4.99 at Target stores last week. Also only $4.99 last week: George Strait‘s “Icon” greatest hits (118-66 with 6,000; up 63%) and Le’Andria Johnson‘s “The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson” (174-79 with 5,000; up 78%).

Rounding out the top 10 are Coldplay‘s “Mylo Xyloto” (moving 8-9 with 17,000; down 13%) and Nickelback‘s “Here and Now” (falling 9-10 with just under 17,000; down 13%).


Right outside the top 10 is the third biggest entry of the week, as Attack Attack’s “This Means War” bows at No. 11 (17,000). Right behind that is the surging “Joyful Noise” soundtrack, which zips 21-12 with a bit under 17,000 (up 23%).

On the Digital Songs chart, David Guetta‘s “Turn Me On,” featuring Nicki Minaj, blasts from No. 7 to No. 1, selling 198,000 downloads (up a whopping 44%). It’s the first No. 1 on the Digital tally for either artist, and should bode well for the song’s fortunes on the overall Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. (News on the latter list will be released later on Wednesday.)

Last week’s No. 1, Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” slips to No. 2 with 185,000 (down 4%). Right behind her is a hard-charging Kelly Clarkson, which sees her “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” fly 11-3 with 175,000 sold (up 48%).

Tyga‘s “Rack City” falls one spot to No. 4 (148,000; down 11%), Flo Rida‘s “Good Feeling” slips 2-5 with 142,000 (down 21%) and Rihanna’s “We Found Love” holds at No. 6 with 140,000 (up less than 1%). LMFAO‘s “Sexy and I Know It” slides three rungs to No. 7 (134,000; down 14%), Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa‘s “Young, Wild & Free” drops three to No. 8 (134,000; down 11%) and Jessie J‘s “Domino” hits the top 10 for the first time, climbing 16-9 (122,000; up 25%). Closing out the top 10 is Katy Perry‘s “The One That Got Away,” which returns to the top 10, rising 14-10 with 117,000 sold (up 9%). The latte benefits from an acoustic version of the song, which was released to digital retailers on Jan. 16.

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Jan. 22) totaled 5.01 million units, down 1% compared to the sum last week (5.10 million) and down 4% compared to the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.25 million). Year to date album sales stand at 15.95 million, up 3% compared to the same total at this point last year (15.54 million).

Digital track sales this past week totaled 27.89 million downloads, down 2% compared to last week (28.56 million) and up 6% stacked next to the comparable week of 2011 (26.38 million). Year to date track sales are at 89.21 million, up 7% compared to the same total at this point last year (83.60 million).

Next week’s Billboard 200 competes with the same week in 2011 when: Amos Lee‘s “Mission Bell” rang the bell at No. 1, debuting with 40,000. Iron & Wine‘s “Kiss Each Other Clean” started in the runner-up slot with 39,000. The previous week’s No. 1, the Decemberists‘ “The King Is Dead,” fell to No. 10 with 29,000 (down 69%).

Amy Winehouse’s Cause of Death: Accidental Alcohol

Published by EOTM News Editor on October 26th, 2011 - in Breaking News, Celebrity News, Entertainment News, Music

An official cause of death has finally been revealed for Amy Winehouse.

British coroner Suzanne Greenway announced today that the 27-year-old suffered a “death by misadventure” on July 23, and that her passing was an “unintended consequence” of accidental alcohol poisoning.

An initial autopsy taken in the wake of the singer’s death was inconclusive, though no drugs were found in her system at the time. But according to both Greenway and pathologist Suhail Baithun, plenty of alcohol, sadly, was.

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