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TAEM News Flash! Singer Carmen Perez in the News!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

gI_0_CarmenPerezPicCloseUp   The Arts and Entertainment Magazine that a fabulous singer who we interviewed in our November 2010 issue, Carmen Perez (click on to see article), has recently released her new album titled Collective Fantasy II.

Asked about her new work Carmen said:  “Collective Fantasy, Part II has been released into the Universe. On our journey into discovering galaxies of music and sound, I share with you my new EP with lots of love. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the songs. Right now you can buy them through my cool NEW website.

exclusively and via iTunes by clicking HERE. :) (more…)

TAEM News Flash ! Author William Fripp has a New Novel!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

author William FrippThe Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST has learned that an author that has contributed many stories to our publications has written a new novel. William Fripp (click on to see original interview), who we interviewed in our June 2011 issue, has just posted his new work on Amazon . You can now find it by clicking here.

The book’s title is Ad Infinitum and it’s a great sci-fi read. When asked to capture the theme for his new work William gave this description : “There is a thread that runs through this universe and the myriad universes that make up the multiverse, a commonality of spirit that connects each of the infinite spheres of time at the quantum core – humanity. (more…)

‘In Search of …Me’, pt.4- by author Joseph J. O’Donnell

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Joe O'Donnell   My search has taken me a step farther back along the trail in connections to my ancestors. In the previous issue I showed the beginnings of the O’Donnell name and the pre-history of my family before immigrating to Scotland. My next steps are to find the link in which the first member of the O’Donnell clan set sail for Glasgow.

Glasgow was the goal of many Irish who sought work and to flee starvation in Ireland due to the potato famines of the 1800′s. Working and living conditions where they settled were harsh and they were always considered as second class citizens. Unlike America, though, where signs were hung in windows that read INNA (Irish need not apply) there was a relationship between Scots and Irish via blood lines. (more…)

‘The Tweed Update’ by Roger Tweed

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Guest Author Roger Tweed

Guest Author Roger Tweed

Still in the Lead-

Our 2014 Portfolio held onto its lead over the S&P 500 during the past four weeks. Since February 21, our portfolio was essentially flat, with solid gains from Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Bank of America (BAC), and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), being offset by large losses in LinnCo, LLC (LNCO), International Paper (IP), and JetBlue Airways (JBLU). During the same period, the S&P 500 gained 1.7%. Since our portfolio’s January 9 inception, it has risen 2.44% while the S&P 500 has gained 1.58%.

Fifth Third led the portfolio with a gain of 9.1%. Regional banks are currently in the sweet spot as they are less affected by international or even national financial issues that can negatively impact money center banks. At the same time, the benefits to domestic banks from higher U.S. interest rates will make regional banks like Fifth Third more profitable. Bank of America was our second-best performer, rising 7.8%. As the tensions over Crimea moderated, the shares of large banks like Bank of America began to recover. Then, the Federal Reserve’s hint of higher interest rates earlier than expected, combined with a successful round of stress tests, gave a further boost to large bank share prices. (more…)

TAEM News Flash! Actress Maryam Tarami in the News!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

poster februaryyThe Arts and Entertainment Magazine has just learned that actress Maryam Tarami (click on to see article) who we interviewed in our May 2013 issue, is starring in a new movie. The film is titled February and we were lucky enough to catch up with her to ask some questions about her new project.

We asked Maryam to tell us something about the film.

“This project got triggered after a conversation I had with a woman from Iran” she said.  ”She shared stories about her homeland Iran and how she one day left everything behind. It touched me when the woman said that nobody would ever understand her because they have no idea. This made me want to shed light on her situation and make a film about it. So, I shared my idea within my circle and they encouraged me to make it happen. One of the first friends I shared my idea with was actually Michael Florie, also a multi-talented actor, who even became our executive producer.”  (more…)

TAEM Explores Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hollywood-StudiosThe Arts and Entertainment Magazine’s last stop on our tour of Disney’s Orlando theme parks had brought us to the doors of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It was Thanksgiving Day and we got a late start from our hotel.

Upon arriving at the park we had found that there was a parade in progress so we decided to skip that event and head to The Tower of Terror ride. The line was surprisingly long, but with enjoyable weather, was manageable. With luck the youngest member of our group passed the minimum height requirement so we jumped on line anticipating the park’s ultimate attraction. We were not disappointed as the thrills and chills were everything that we hoped for. Surprisingly the youngest of us enjoyed the ride so much that she wanted to go again. (more…)

TAEM News Flash ! Actress Calista Carradine in the News !

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Calista Carradine -1    In our January 2011 issue of The Arts and Entertainment Magazine we had the honor of interviewing actress Calista Carradine (click on to see the article). Calista is the daughter of the late actor David Carradine and a great actress herself. The Carradine family has captivated audiences for generations.

Since our interview Calista has been quite busy and has completed filming a role in Hitchhiker Massacre. 

She is also starring in two films now in post-production : Mansion of Blood and Mata Hari.

Calista is also a great singer and has appeared in many shows. Asked about some of her performances she stated:

“This was my first visit to the desert playing an original of mine  which I wrote for Robert Loveless an American Legend with my new guitar player Kevin Quinn , the drummer from WAR Alvin Taylor and my old bass player John Schayer  who wrote Bad Too Long   for the film Mansion of blood (more…)

TAEM News Flash! Actor Michael Emery in the News!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Michael Emery   The Arts and Entertainment Magazine first interviewed actor Michael Emery (click on to see article) in our June 1st, 2010 issue. Since that time Michael has scored some great acting credits.

Michael has a true passion for acting, and trained at the prestigious The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since his graduation, Michael has worked steadily, appearing on ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, MONK, GUIDING LIGHT

and most notably as “Andy” on AS THE WORLD TURNS. Michael also Co-Starred on the CBS’ hit show BLUE BLOODS portraying “Phil Daelman”, a thief who terrorizes a Latino family. He also Co-Starred on the ABC show, BODY OF PROOF opposite Dana Delany and showed his acting range in a TV Movie titled SCOURGE in a lead role, playing a Heroin addict named ‘Jake.’ Michael recently just finished shooting a Co-Star role in the TV Pilot titled , ‘WHOA!’ starring Linda Blair. (more…)

‘The Tweed Update’ by Roger Tweed

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Guest Author Roger Tweed

Guest Author Roger Tweed

Out in Front – Our 2014 Portfolio jumped ahead of the S&P 500 over the past five weeks.  Strong showings from Facebook (FB) and Goodyear (GT) overcame selling in Bank of America (BAC) and flat performance from Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), and LinnCo, LLC (LNCO) to record a gain of 2.6% since January 17.  The S&P 500 lost 0.1% in that time period.  Since its January 9 inception, our portfolio has gained 2.43% while the S&P 500 has lost 0.06%.

Facebook was our best performer, gaining almost 22%.  After reporting stellar fourth quarter earnings and revenues on January 29, the shares continued higher despite the February 20 announcement of the controversial $16 billion acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp.  Although Facebook is paying a huge price, the acquisition is further evidence that the company intends to dominate the mobile space. (more…)

TAEM Explores Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

tree-of-lifeDisney’s Animal Kingdom was the third Disney Park that The Arts and Entertainment Magazine explored during our Thanksgiving 2013 visit to Florida. This adventure had to be compromised time-wise as with our last Disney foray. We did get in as much as possible although we would have loved to see much more during our visits. The park did not let us down, though, as with more additions arriving with our group it proved to be time well spent.

One of the first stops was the Animal Conservation Center where we were treated to views of the many animals and insects that are housed there. The official reason for this park’s construction was that Disney supports the preservation of all animal species. What better way to do it than to display wildlife in both instructional ways as well as in their natural habitats. The next stop was at the children’s Affection Station. To enter this area you must take the Wildlife Express Train (my favorite on this visit) where I actually was aloud to pose by the European style locomotive (I actually have two of those locos in my collection). Here youngsters can interact with many domestic and farm animals that are on display here. The Boneyard was also a place that that we stopped and proved to be another favorite for the children. Here play areas and children’s rides dominate this section. (more…)

TAEM Visits The Magic Kingdom

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

disney-castleIn our last issue The Arts and Entertainment Magazine toured Epcot (click here to see article). We wanted to share with all our readers the thrills and magic that is Walt Disney World.

The theme park, which was a duplicate copy dreamed up by Walt Disney for his first endeavor ( the first being Disneyland in California), was his vision for families being able to enjoy quality time together. Walt wanted to build his theme parks so that family members could participate in his creations no matter what their ages were. True to his dreams the parks adhere to his golden rule.

Our second day in Florida saw us arrive at the Disney ticket center where we headed toward the Monorail for The Magic Kingdom. The ride was overflowing with passengers, so we chose the alternate route by boarding the steamboat to take us to our destination. Disney World left no stone overturned when thinking of its patrons comforts. This proved to be a good choice as the boat was not overcrowded. (more…)

Seasons Greetings from our Publisher

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Merry Christmas The year is coming to a close once again and we look back on all those who have touched our hearts and have made life worth living. Our publication has now reached fifty-two issues and is read around the world. From our humble beginnings as a writer’s blog, we have grown to include stories from around the world and have covered all aspects of Hollywood. We have expanded further to become a learning tool for college students and students of the Arts.

Happy New YearWe ask all our readers to keep our military personnel in our thoughts and prayers as they sacrifice themselves for our freedoms. We also ask that you all share good tidings with all your loved ones and friends, as well as all those who cross your path in everyday life. This is the season of giving, so let us not forget all those in need.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !


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TAEM News Flash! Author Brandt Legg in the News!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Brandt-LeggThe Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST has just learned that author Brandt Legg (click on to see article) whom we interviewed in our April 30th, 2013 issue has just released the latest book in his series of fantasy thrillers.

The final book of the Inner Movement trilogy has just been released. The series is a fantasy thriller that combines mystics, metaphysical magic, psychics and reincarnation in an ancient conspiracy. Relentlessly pursued, Nate faces impossible choices that transcend life and death. Aided by mystics, he struggles to find understanding on a quest through extraordinary realms. Nothing and no one are what they seem. Even history can change when seen through an Outview. If Nate can keep his friends alive, avoid the nefarious agents after him, and unravel crucial mysteries from the past . . . the Movement just might have a chance to change everything.  (more…)

Interview with Novelist Raymond Benson and his New Book Series

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

raymondbenson2013colorTAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is happy to announce former ‘James Bond’ novelist Raymond Benson’s new book series, The Black Stiletto, to our thousands of readers.

We first interviewed Raymond in our March 1, 2010 issue (click on to see article). Since then he has been quite busy and the following year released the first book of his new series. The new series has quite an appeal to women.  Raymond, please tell us about The Black Stiletto and the theme behind it.

RB- Thank you and it’s nice to be back.  The project started in early 2009 when I was sitting with my literary manager, Peter Miller, and we were discussing what I should do for my next big thing.  He said, “You really need to come up with something that women will like, because book-buyers are mostly women.”  Facetiously, I said, “How about a female superhero?”  We had a good laugh, and then Peter got serious and said, “You know, that’s not a bad idea.”  Coincidentally, I already had in my head a different premise for a story about a grown man who is taking care of his elderly mother in a nursing home—she has Alzheimer’s—and he discovers some dark secret about her past.  I didn’t know what that secret was.  I’d had some experience with Alzheimer’s… my mother-in-law had it and was dying at that time…she passed away in the fall of 2009.  So, in short, I combined the two ideas.  The grown son discovers that his dying mother was the legendary Black Stiletto, a masked vigilante who was active between 1958 and 1962, became famous, and mysteriously vanished.  It became two parallel stories—one in the past, which is the Stiletto’s story told in first-person, in diary form; and one in the present, told in first person by the son. (more…)

TAEM News Flash! Author Charles E. Butler in the News!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

author Chales E. ButlerThe Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST has learned that author Charles E. Butler (click on to see article) who we interviewed in our November 1, 2010 issue has been quite busy of late.

We understand that he has been writing extensively for UK magazine, Diaboligue, as well as a number of new books on the subject of Horror Movie monsters. His newest book, Vampires Everywhere: The Rise of the Movie Undead, is now on sale at Amazon and his works can be also found at Barnes & Noble Bookstores.

Not only did Mr. Butler painstakingly research and write the book, he also fully illustrated, edited and published it himself! Having been turned down by no less than (48) forty eight separate publishers, Mr. Butler then decided to publish the work on Kindle pad thus starting his own worldwide promotional campaign which was extremely successful! (more…)

TAEM News Flash! Sons of Anarchy actress in the News!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Eileen- 02  This past month The Arts and Entertainment Magazine had announced that actress Eileen Grubba was advocating a campaign for Global Genes, to help young children all over the world. She continues to assist this cause and you can see the latest interview with her at .   Eileen continues to support many great charities and recently explained another of her projects : Sleeping with the Bear . Asked about this she quoted : “We made “Sleeping With The Bear” to show audiences what it looks like when a person with a REAL physical challenge, inhabits a character with a similar challenge. We wanted to show the depth of pain one feels, behind closed doors, when they are facing devastating news, from the point of view of someone who HAS faced such news. The kind of pain we never really feel comfortable sharing with others. We also made it to take the audience through the journey of being in your worst emotional place, and then show how you can turn it around when you take the focus off of your problem, and turn your energy and mind toward helping someone else. We hoped to show the entertainment world the emotional depth and passion that comes when you hire an actor with extreme life experience to inhabit a challenging role. (more…)

The Tweed Update by Roger Tweed

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Roger TweedStretching the Lead – Our portfolio again outperformed the S&P 500 during the past five weeks as all of our stock positions showed gains.  Our only losing positions since September 6 were American Capital Agency (AGNC) and SPDR Gold (GLD), while the trio of Whole Foods Market (WFM), Facebook (FB), and Boeing (BA) each gained over 11%.  Since September 6, our portfolio gained 5.2% while the S&P 500 gained 2.9%.  Since its January 10 inception our portfolio has gained 21.84% while the S&P 500 has gained 16.14%.

Whole Foods led the portfolio with a gain of 12%.  The high-end grocer recently announced the introduction of its own line of pet foods and plans to open stores in Chicago and Newark, and also received an analyst’s Buy recommendation.  Our Whole Foods shares have gained 37%.  Facebook gained 11% even though the shares plunged almost 12% from October 7 to October 9 when escalating Government shutdown and debt ceiling fears dragged down the market.  Facebook’s stock price has risen so dramatically since its July earnings report that the upcoming October 30 earnings report will need to be impressive to maintain its strong momentum.  Facebook is our best performing position with a gain of 56%.  (more…)

TAEM News Flash! Actress Natasha Blasick in the News!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Natasha BlasickNatasha Blasick’s New Television Series and Paranormal Romance Novel!

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is excited to release information on Actress Natasha Blasick (click on to see article) who we interviewed in our August 2010 issue. We learned that Natasha has spread her wings and is now doing much more than acting and modeling. She even is a member of an international rock band.

Recent months have been a time of creation for actress Natasha Blasick. Dreams inspired her to commence writing a paranormal romance novel trilogy. And a television series starring the Ukrainian native is in the works.

Natasha is currently co-writing Live In Your World, a series of novels about Vivien, a woman whose dreams of an alien lover turn out to be more than she could ever imagine. The story spans across the galaxy. A handsome alien, Ardin, reveals an amazing truth to Vivien in book one. Book two takes her to her true home world. Book three brings it all together. Other worlds are connected to Earth with competing agendas. (more…)

TAEM News Flash! Actor Said Faraj in the News!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Said Faraj -3The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has just learned that actor Said Faraj (click to see article) who we interviewed in our June 1st, 2010 issue is starring in a new film.  The title of the film is The American Failure and it won several awards in the Sarasota Film Festival this year. Asked the theme behind the movie Said told us it was about a Los Angeles attorney Carlos Elias, a man who is running from both the cartel and the law after it’s discovered that he’s extorted millions of dollars. The film also features Hakeen Kae-Kazim, Dan Thiel, Adrienne Wilkinson and Chris Anglin. (more…)

TAEM News Flash! Professor Harold A. Geller in the News!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

GellerPhoto2-225x300   The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has just learned that Professor Harold A. Geller (click on to see article) who we interviewed in our December 15th, 2012 issue has just published a new book. Professor Geller, the director of George Mason University Telescope Observatory, has just released his new work, All the Secrets of the Solar System in Large Print, through Amazon and you can find it by clicking on the following link  . (more…)