2017: A Year in Photos Part 1



Pop Culture Redefined Interviews: Halo Circus Part 1 (Video)


Halo Circus with Ruby Rose Fox at Musica, Akron, Ohio June 23, 2017 (Photo Gallery)

Halo Circus w/ Ruby Rose Fox at Musica, Akron, Ohio June 23, 2017- Concert Preview

WHAT: Coming off the successful release of their new EP, East Lansing, LA-based rock band Halo Circus is back on tour, this time with Ruby Rose Fox opening. They will be performing at Musica in Akron. The tickets are $10 at the door and an additional $2 for persons under 21. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rNTzq8.

WHEN: Friday, July 23; doors at 6PM

WHERE: Musica
51 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308 (330) 374-1114

MORE: Bilingual rock band Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus was
co-founded by former American Idol star Iraheta and multi-platinum
producer, producer and bassist Matthew Hager (Duran Duran, Scott Weiland), joined on guitar by Brian Stead. Refreshing, arresting and completely original, Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus have developed a reputation for their impressive live performances. The band released their highly anticipated debut full-length album, Bunny, on June 24, 2016 and embarked their first tour. The album received a great deal of critical acclaim, including one LA Music Critic award for Best Pop Female Artist (Allison Iraheta) and four nominations: Best Rock Band; Best Pop Female; Best Single (Desire); and Best Video (Desire).

The band recently released their new EP “The East Lansing Sessions,” recorded during their stop in East Lansing, MI. The 5-track EP features stripped-down, raw acoustic versions of singles from Bunny with “Nothing At All,” “All I Have,” and “Band-Aid;” along with additional tracks “Stand Up” and “The Needle and the Damage Done.” The EP premiered on Yahoo Music and is already receiving rave reviews from Popdust and Celebmix.


Phillip Phillips “Home” Music Video

I am glad Phillip Phillips won this year’s American Idol and his first single has already become an instant hit.  The music video is great.  “Home” has been used during the 2012 London Olympics, skyrocketing the single to sell 105,000 copies in two days.


R.I.P. Donna Summer, The Queen of Disco

This morning, the music world lost a member of its royalty.  The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer died today at the age of 63.  Summer’s death was from lung cancer which she had struggled with for years.  Donna Summer left a legacy of outstanding songs.