Interview: Lauren Taylor from Disney Channel's 'Best Friends Whenever'

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With talents ranging across a broad spectrum of skills, Lauren Taylor is on her way to becoming the next big thing. Prior to landing her dream role on Disney Channel sci-fi series Best Friends Whenever which would catalyze her rise to stardom, the San Diego native already had a burgeoning music career that included working with the San Diego Symphony and opening for Michael Bolton.

In Best Friends Whenever, Lauren plays Shelby Marcus who, along with her best friend Cyd Ripley (Landry Bender), discovers that the duo have the power to time travel together thanks to a science experiment by their friends Barry (Gus Kamp) and Renaldo (Ricky Garcia) that went awry...

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UNEARTHED: 'Wasn't Expecting That' by Jamie Lawson

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UNEARTHED features hidden gems in music for all music lovers to discover great new music and for emerging artists to gain online exposure.

Song: "Wasn't Expecting That" by Jamie Lawson

Genre: Acoustic

Description: Jamie Lawson's reputation as an artist and writer has soared in the past year. With a number 1 single in Ireland and a YouTube page that boasts well over half a million views, Jamie has the perfect platform to build a fan base devoted to his deep lyrics and heartfelt delivery. Jamie recently opened for Ed Sheeran on his UK and European Arena tour.

For fans of: Ed Sheeran, James Morrison.

Perfect for easy listening, this acoustic serenade will bring back puppy love butterflies and sweet, innocent memories...

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MTV Music Evolution 2015

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The MTV Music Evolution 2015 that is set to take place in Manila on May 17 will be recorded live for global telecast under the MTV World Stage global series to an international audience of more than three-quarters of a billion households in over 160 countries.

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Philippines’ very own pride, Apl.de.ap will join the previously announced line-up of Naughty by Nature, YG, DJ Mustard, Gloc-9 and Abra. This year's edition of MTV Music Evolution will feature on hip hop, showcasing iconic and contemporary hip hop acts from both international and local music scenes on a single stage. Excited yet? The show will premiere on-air on Saturday, 30 May at 6pm (TH/WIB), 7pm (SG/PH), and 8pm (MY). You are not going to want to miss it!

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UNEARTHED: 'Ain't Nobody Got Time for That' by Reuby

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UNEARTHED features hidden gems in music for all music lovers to discover great new music and for emerging artists to gain online exposure.

Song: "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That" by Reuby

Genre: Folk-rock

Description: A newly discovered Singaporean gem, 19 year old Reuby's compositions and vocal quality far surpasses his tender years. His debut single "My Sunshine" debuted at #1 on iTunes Singapore. In March 2015, he took home the LeTV Top Pick Award—Singapore's first win at the annual Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival.

For fans of: One Republic, The Fray.

Maybe the second track from Reuby's debut self-titled album was inspired by a viral video of Sweet Brown, or maybe it wasn't. Who cares though, since ain't nobody got time for that! "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That" is the fun, q...

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The New Brat Pack

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Teen films will always be timeless because being a teenager is a phase in everyone's lives that is often characterized by angst, rebellion, and a huge flurry of emotions; these films have hence managed to stay relevant to the teens of each era through the years and decades.

The eighties were the golden age for teen films as classics like The Breakfast ClubSt. Elmo's Fire, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off took the world by storm, propelling these actors to global fame. In 1985, New York magazine coined a controversial term for young adult actors who frequently appeared in these teen movies: Brat Pack...

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UNEARTHED: 'Fireworks' by The Moon and Me

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UNEARTHED features hidden gems in music for all music lovers to discover great new music and for emerging artists to gain online exposure.

Song: "Fireworks" by The Moon and Me

Genre: Alternative rock

Description: The Moon and Me is a brand new one-man indie-pop project based in Cincinnati, OH consisting of Austin Nivarel on vocals, guitar, bass, piano, percussion, and programming. Its debut EP Horoscope Heart was released in September 2014.

For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, Panic! At the Disco, The Click Five

With incredibly relatable lyrics and a sick beat, "Fireworks" is truly a song to be obsessed with. In this catchy tune, Austin Nivarel—the man behind The Moon and Me—proves himself to be an undiscovered lyrical genius in this song...

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5 Most Successful 'American Idol' Winners

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Everyone has probably watched American Idol at least once in their lives. The televised singing competition is currently in its fourteenth season of finding the next music idol but as we all know, sometimes the winners get out-shined by their runners-up after the season ends.

Let's take a look at five of the most successful American Idol winners thus far.


#5: David Cook

In season 7, two men named David made it to the finals of the competition: David Archuleta and David Cook. Later that night, David Cook was crowned American Idol. The next day, he released his first single "The Time of My Life", which went on to peak at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified platinum in the U.S...

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Interview: Austin North from 'I Didn't Do It'

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Disney has hit the jackpot with comedy series I Didn't Do It, propelling the show's talented star Austin North to big-time fame.

In I Didn't Do It, Austin plays Logan Watson, a cool, laid-back teenage guy who plans on unleashing his awesomeness upon the world. The series follows Logan, his fraternal twin sister Lindy (Olivia Holt) and best friends Jasmine (Piper Curda), Garrett (Peyton Clark), and Delia (Sarah Gilman), as they navigate the choppy waters of high school and find themselves constantly entangled in all kinds of hilarious situations.

Following the tremendous success of the show's first season, the first episode of its second season premiered on Feb. 15 to more than two million viewers. "It's so cool to be back with the cast," Austin told Musichel over the phone after the...

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Tyrone Wells: Music Extraordinaire

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The singer-songwriter genre may be the in-thing these days but Tyrone Wells has been in the singer-songwriter game before it became a fad. The Spokane native has achieved tremendous success with his music throughout the span of his career; with a headlining U.S. tour and a new full-length album in the works, he is set to soar to new heights this year.

Tyrone's music has been featured more than fifty times in movies and television shows such as The Vampire DiariesGrey's Anatomy, and One Tree Hill. Having topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts multiple times with a 2010 EP and two 2012 albums (yes, two albums in the same year), it goes without saying how wide an audience his music has reached and inspired.

Next month, Tyrone will release his next studio album Roll with It...

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Interview: Gavin MacIntosh from 'The Fosters'

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There are two kinds of actors in the world: actors who act, and actors who above all that make a difference through acting. Gavin MacIntosh is the perfect example of the latter.

Gavin plays Connor Stevens in ABC Family's The Fosters, a popular athletic student who at this point in the show may or may not be questioning his sexuality. "There are so many kids out there who are gay and feel like they can’t be open about their feelings because of social discrimination," the Tucson native said. "He’s helping kids feel that it’s okay to be different."

In this exclusive interview with Musichel, Gavin discussed his role in the show, Connor's relationship with Jude, and divulged a funny behind-the-scenes story from the set of The Fosters...

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