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Nominations are Now Open for the 2015 Inland Empire Indie Award Show “My Music, My Mic”

SAN BERNARDINO, CA—Music is a business and the artists and production teams behind them grind hard at crafting their perfection and making sure their message reaches the masses. This summer, San Bernardino entertainment and management company, LUE Productions, will be acknowledging music artists within the Inland Empire at the 2015 Inland Empire Indie Award Show, “My Music, My Mic.” Nominations are now being accepted.

The award show will highlight Indie R&B, Rap, and Hip Hop Artists from around the Inland Empire. There will also be special awards given to the hottest music producer, model, battle rapper, Gospel rapper, dance crew, DJ, Urban fashion designer, Internet radio show, publication, graffiti artist, and video production.

If you know an artist out there that has been working hard and making major moves, go to www.Facebook.com/LUEProductions and fill out the 2015 Indie Award Show nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 5. The announcement of nominees will be held on April 5 with voting opening that same day until May 31.

The award show is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 7 2015 at 7 p.m. at the National Orange Show Sports Arena in San Bernardino. For more information, please email lue.info@yahoo.com.

About LUE Productions

Launching Unique Entertainment Talent & Production Company, known as LUE Productions, was established in 2005 with the mission of offering a safe and productive venue for artists of all ages to display their talents. They pride themselves in bringing forth unique and entertaining shows for all to enjoy. Their events over the years have provided a public forum for families to enjoy special presentations from our communities most talented. As the organization has expanded, they have held successful shows which allowed artists in the Inland Empire and surrounding cities gain exposure through special events such as Musical Concerts, Talent Shows, Open MIC Nights, and Theatrical Plays. LUE Productions is community-oriented and has committed it’s time and resources to giving back to the community.

NORMA TORRES SWORN-IN AS A NEW MEMBER OF THE 114TH CONGRESS

1332433836-norma_torresWASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) was officially sworn-in as U.S. Representative for California’s 35th district.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve in the United States Congress,” Torres stated.   “I am humbled by the opportunity to represent the residents of California’s 35th district and am ready to get to work on their behalf.

The problems facing the Inland Empire are no different than those most Americans face: keeping a roof over their heads, putting their kids through college, affording quality healthcare, and finding a good-paying job,” Torres continued.  “I am committed to doing my part to break through the gridlock by working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to move our nation forward and do what is right for the voters who sent us here.”

Rep. Torres was elected to Congress on November 4, 2014 and succeeds former Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod.

San Bernardino native continues to reach great heights within music career

Candice

Candice

By Naomi K. Bonman

When people think of glitz and glam they think of Hollywood and Los Angeles. It becomes a dream of people from the East Coast to visit or live in California and see all of what Sunny L.A. has to offer. However, many forget about the hidden jewel that lies in Southern California. That jewel is about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles between the 10 and 210 freeways, better known as San Bernardino, which sits in the heart of the Inland Empire (I.E.). Within the city, there is an array of talent and lately we have seen more people ‘make it’ that have come out of the good ol’ I.E, and rising songstress, Candice, is one of them that is well on her way.

Candice, like many, grew up singing in the church and was inspired to explore music from her father. He would have her sing melodies, mostly Gospel, while he would play the piano. As she began to get deeper into the realm of music, she was blessed with the opportunity to sing back up and tour with Grammy nominated Neo-Soul singer and songwriter, Eric Benet. Singing with Benet later led her to tour with Ne-yo.

“It was an amazing experience,” Candice explained. “I am very humbled.”

The rising R&B chanteuse looks forward to doing more tours and shows as the New Year emerges upon us. Also in store for 2015 will be an album, Candice’s first album, which she has been putting her sole focus on. She is currently working with Compound Entertainment.

In addition, Ms. Candice would love to collaborate with more artists. On her roaster of those that she would love to work with include Beyonce, Andre 3000, and Brandy. These are a few of the musicians who inspire her within the R&B genre. She also loves Neo-Soul artists and Gospel artists, such as Lauryn HillTamia, andYolanda Adams. They are also currently in rotation in her music playlist.

“I love that music that you can vibe to. That feel good music,” she said.

This diamond from the Inland Empire has accomplished a few milestones within her career so far; however, she is just scratching the surface and is still reaching her ultimate goal. While she is in pursuit of it she knows that hard work definitely pays off, so when she is not in the studio she is doing something musically, such as writing or going over her vocals.

“I’m a hard worker. I’m true to my art,” Candice states. “I feel that the industry is missing [true] R&B right now, and I’m here to fill that void. I’m hoping that everyone else has been missing it just as much as I have.”

When she isn’t perfecting her craft, Candice loves to read. She also has a spontaneous side and is the “get up and go” type of girl. She enjoys going on the highest ride at the amusement park or going bungee jumping.

For more information and to stay updated on Candice, visit her website candicernb.com, and follow her Twitter and Instagram @candicernb.