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On March 27, Trends Concept in junction with DJ Kash (V103 Atlanta), held a ground breaking one on one discussion with Soul Train Award winner Bunji Garlin, at Thrive Lounge, downtown Atlanta. Garlin whose real name is Antonio Alvarez was accompanied with his wife Fay-Ann Lyons, both have been breaking music records in the Soca genre over the past decade.
The event was attended by over 200 invited guests from the Atlanta metro area. Garlin also performed a melody of his latest hits, after his Q&A segment, where he discussed a variety of topics, such as the future of Soca in the mainstream music industry. He commented on his recent success with his hit song “Differentology”, which was the first Soca song to win a Soul Train Award in 2013. Garlin also shared the importance of Caribbean community purchasing his genres music. To date,I-Tunes, do not see the importance of hosting the Soca genre in its catalog, due to limited sales in the past.
The atmosphere was welcoming and inviting, as guests enjoyed drinks, while mingling with friends and colleagues. Bunji Garlin and his wife, toke pictures with his fans and various media outlets. The couple was engaging to their Atlanta hosts, and also mentioned that they have never been to a sit down interview Soca event such as this one. The guests laughed as Bungi and Fay-Ann shared their personal commentary on past Trinidad Carnival Soca Monarch competitions, and their journey throughout their careers.
“I was surprise to see chairs, I thought someone was getting married- Joked Fay-Ann Lyons”
The 2014 Peoples Choice awards was hosted by two rich broke girls stars, who hoste dthe 2014 award ceremony. The comedic style of the two girls have the entire audience in tears. Throughout the night, the girls had a dance off to some throw back, hip-hop hits. The night was full of great speeches, and some awesome fashion. Sandra Bullock clean up with three awards, and also mentioned her adopted son Louis.
Sandra Bullock, winner of the Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress and Favorite Comedic Movie Actress poses in the press room at the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) Hollywood Reporter
(CNN) — Jennifer Hudson didn’t win a People’s Choice Award for a performance on Wednesday. But it was her emotional speech for a humanitarian award that highlighted the 2014 edition of the awards show.
Hudson accepted the favorite humanitarian award with her sister Julia for the foundation the pair started in the name of Julia’s son, Julian D. King, after his 2008 murder. The Hudson sisters’ mother and brother were also killed in the crime.
Jennifer Hudson said she was inspired by performers and educators she saw as a child. She wants to carry the message on to a new generation, she said, because that inspiration made a difference in her life.
“If they did it, then I can do it, too,” she said of the work.