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Interview with I.E.’s Got Talent Winner, Michael Bennett

IEs Got Talent group photo

IEs Got Talent group photo

By Mitchell Young

Hello world , today I got to get footage of the IE’s Got talent winner Michael Bennett and his female singer Crystal doing what they do best at the Art-institute of Technology high tech recording studio. As a reward for winning the competition, Michael got the chance to record a 5 song EP while the instructors and the head engineer, Romeo, made his studio time into valuable learning time for the A.I. students to understand how to work the boards and record.
Crystal is 18-years-old and currently attends Mount Sack Junior college to get her A.A. She will then transfer to a four-year college. In her free time she pushes her self vocally through choir and gig’in with bump town band.
Micheal is a 17-year-old singer who dreams to inspire others through beautiful music and winning Chords IE’s got talent helped bring his dream to reality. His main goal in mind is to be financially stable and positioned  to open a charity to help others in need, while also promoting a positive movement with his music. Micheal currently attends Ayala high school but plans to attend California Baptist University (CBU)  to study more about music and enhance his vocals as a singer. His passion for music started in January 2012  at a garage party when he got put in the spot light to sing karaoke, and from there untapped talent emerged. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, going to church, and playing trombone with his band. His motto is, “Each no is closer to a yes, so continue to push your self”!

Redlands Police Department Teams with Micah House and others for Back2School Jam

REDLANDS, CA- The Redlands Police Department and Micah House, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and City and County agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks during a Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair at Sylvan Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 2. There will be free snacks and music provided for the community.

The giveaway is held in conjunction with the Community Clean Up day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, August 1, at a number of neighborhood locations, including Post Street and Brockton Avenue, Cook Street and Cero Court, the Micah House (Oxford Avenue and Brockton), and Second Baptist Church, 420 E. Stuart St. Each participating child or teen giving one hour or more of community service will receive a free backpack and school supplies.

Organizers hope to match last year’s donation of more than 1,200 backpacks and school supplies to children and youth. Donations were funded by various groups including the Redlands Police Officers Association, Trinity Church, Walgreens Stores, Tom McGrath School Supplies, Fox Banquets and Events Inc., Kiwanis Club of Redlands Morning and grants from the Redlands Police Department.  Toyota of Redlands assisted in raising supplies by offering 10 percent discounts on services in exchange for donated school supplies. Sponsors from Music Changing Lives also donated backpacks and school supplies.

Legends of Motown Komedy Slamm and Singles Dance

Monty B. Sharpton a.k.a. Lamont Bonman

Monty B. Sharpton a.k.a. Lamont Bonman

TORRENCE, CA- Legends of Motown presents, “Komedy Slamm and Singles Dance”, August 9at 7:30 p.m. This event will be hosted by Monty B. Sharpton from TBN’s Comedy Specials. Featuring comedians from HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; tributes to musical greats like Diana Ross, Al Green, and Lionel Richie; and smooth jazz recording artists from 94.7, this will be a night to remember. Come out to the Alpine Village Center in Torrance, CA as the event will also include free parking! Seating is on first-come, first-serve basis so be early! Dinner is also available and the dance begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available now for $25 or $35 at the door. The Singles after party dance (couples welcome) are $5 if you purchase now or $10 at door. Bring your dancing shoes and have a night filled with music and laughter! For more information visit www.alpinevillagecenter.com/events.(By Noelle Lilley)