Bio for pop/R&B singer Ebon Lurks

It’s hard to believe Ebon Lurks doesn’t have a record deal yet. The 18-year-old singer has pop star good looks, vocals reminiscent of Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, and thousands of die-hard fans known as “Lurkers.” Without major label backing, he’s amassed more than 25,000 YouTube subscribers and 3.5 million YouTube views, not to mention more than 35,000 fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. His YouTube cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You” — recorded in a bathroom and backed only by a pair of pencils used as makeshift drumsticks — has more than 350,000 views.

But there’s more to the Oklahoma native’s story than raw talent, charm and popular videos that prompt marriage proposals from fans. When he was just 2 years old, Ebon suffered the ultimate loss — the untimely death of both of his parents. In the wake of the tragedy, Ebon and his brother, Malek, moved to Tulsa to live with his grandmother and her daughters, who raised the boys as their own.

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Bio for pop/R&B artist Madisyn Elise

In an era of cookie-cutter pop idols, 14-year-old songstress Madisyn Elise is blazing her own path to stardom. A talented artist with entrepreneurial vision, Madisyn writes her own material, plays multiple instruments and co-owns the independent music label MEK7 Entertainment. Madisyn’s trademark sound is a bold mix of pop, rock and R&B that channels her youthful energy, with positive, inspirational lyrics that reflect a maturity far beyond her years. Case in point is her debut single “Crazy, Crazy,” a powerful anti-bullying anthem she wrote after being harassed by peers at school.

“This one experience kind of tipped me over,” said Madisyn, a native of College Park, Georgia. “I was just really tired and sad and depressed, and I wrote that song because of everything that I had been through.”

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Press release for hip hop artist Precise

Veteran Chicago rapper Precise to release “Ladies Love Mixtapes The EP” at listening event “Love Sessions” on May 24

Chicago, May 15, 2014—Acclaimed Chicago rapper Precise will release his new project “Ladies Love Mixtapes The EP” at the Love Sessions listening party at The Silver Room in Chicago on May 24 from 7 to 10 PM CST. Inspired by romantic relationships, the album was created to give female rap fans an alternative to the male-dominated, misogynistic content in the mainstream media. “Ladies Love Mixtapes The EP” tells a story that remains true to the essence of hip hop culture while catering to a woman’s sensibilities. The EP was written by Precise and produced by Tye Hill, D.J. Thunder and Crankz.

Over his 15-year career, Precise has performed with Grammy award-winning rapper/actor Common, Spoken Word Artist Saul Williams and Grammy award-winning recording artist Rhymefest. Last July, Yahoo Voices named him “Chicago’s Most Motivational Hip Hop Artist,” and most recently, he was a finalist in The Hard Rock Café’s Battle Of The Bands.

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Press Release for author Susan Ravagni

Local woman self-publishes first book, “I’m Just a Girl,” now available in 12 independent bookstores and Amazon.com; book signing to be held Dec. 13

Wilmington, Mass. Dec. 5, 2009—Wilmington resident Susan Ravagni has self-published her first book, the medical mystery adventure “I’m Just a Girl,” through Dog Ear Publishing. Ravagni, a 48-year-old mother of two, has placed her book at 12 independent booksellers in the North Shore area, including Andover Bookstore and The Book Rack in Newburyport, as well as online retail giant Amazon.com. She will hold a book signing and author talk at Leah Mae’s Tearoom in Haverhill on Sunday, Dec. 13.

“I’m Just a Girl” follows the trail of Amanda Buscemi, a medical technologist and mother of two who learns that the seemingly accidental death of a Boston College hockey player may not have been an accident after all. As Buscemi and her best friend, Milagros, follow the trail of clues, they uncover a murder plot that draws them into a sinister web – and a hilarious, outlandish adventure.

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