BTSCelebs to Review Dagny Griffin’s “Shine”

Following the critique of “Beach Haven”, BTSCelebs plans to review Dagny Griffin’s cheerful children’s book “Shine” (with illustrations by Laura Bobbiesi)! This promising picture book is all about one little girl’s positive influence on the depressed city around her. The story could be inspired by the biblical passage about being the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16).

Stay Tuned to BTSCelebs for a review of the uplifting children’s book.

*A Special Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the advance reader copy of the book and cover image*

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BTSCelebs to Review T.I. Lowe’s “Beach Haven”

This winter, BTSCelebs will kick off the season right with a complete review of the very first book in the The Carolina Coast Series.

In the upcoming fiction novel “Beach Haven”, bestselling author T.I. Lowe plans to tell the unique love story of Opal Gilbert and Lincoln Cole. The vintage store owner and ex-Marine meet in Sunset Cove and a devastating hurricane surprisingly brings them together.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for BTSCelebs’ thoughts on this contemporary romance.

T.I. Lowe’s “Beach Haven” will be officially released on April 7th, 2020.

*A Special Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the advance reader copy of the book and cover image*

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Celebrate Special Anniversary

Romance is in the air.

Priyanka and Nick are thoroughly enjoying wedded bliss, and they recently spent quality time on social media expressing their undying love for each other. The pair commemorated that special time in history with colorful wedding photos showing off their stellar attire (alongside heartfelt messages).

Take a look at the sweet wedding anniversary tweets below:

 

Click Here to find out why BTSCelebs compared their nuptials to royalty.

Image/Quote Credits: @priyankachopra and @nickjonas

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Jamie Grace Surprises Fans With An Amazing Promise For The New Year

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Jamie Grace celebrated another wonderful birthday today and made this promise to her beloved fans via social media:

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HERE IT IS, Y’ALL!!!! In 2020, I’ll be releasing new music EVERY SINGLE MONTH! 2018 was an amazing season of being in love for the first time and intentionally slowing down to focus on new wife life. 2019, our daughter was born, and as I’ve intentionally taken time for cuddles and tummy time, I’ve been home, more than ever. Both of those seasons have given me a new perspective on life, love and family; three things I’ve always appreciated but have never experienced in this way. In many ways, the newness has made me feel like a kid again, and ive missed the early days of my career where i created from that sense of “new.” Consequently, I’ve been inspired more than ever and have written (and produced 😱) so many songs, that i want to make sure i do something with them 🤓👍🏽 So subscribe to my YouTube channel, turn on your notifications on Instagram, follow me on Apple Music, Twitter, Spotify, Facebook, join my team on Patreon (to hear the songs early) – do what you gotta do!! I feel so honored to make music birthed out of my love for Jesus, people and art, and i wanna make sure you guys aren’t left out!!! 🎉💽🌮🎶🤓💜👍🏽

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Jason Ray Honors Popular Boy Band With Cover of “You Calling My Name”

Credit: Jason Ray’s YouTube

Yesterday, Jason Ray blew us away yet again with his amazing vocals.  The singer covered GOT7‘s latest single “You Calling My Name”, and it’s addictive.

Watch his urban styled cover video below:

Click Here to watch GOT7’s original K-Pop version. The popular boy group needs to seriously consider collaborating with this American talent. He has excelled in many of his GOT7 covers. A couple of my personal favorites are “Never Ever” and Eclipse.

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[Interview] Story Jam’s Stephanie Rogers: “This Is An Incredibly Exciting Time For The Art Form.”

“Story Jam” returns to Chicago,IL this Sunday! Learn more about the artistic and expressive event now.

BTSCelebs: How was Story Jam created?

Stephanie Rogers: Story Jam started in 2014, when I was leading an event band and attending live lit storytelling shows. I sat in the audience and thought…’wow, this is a very cool scene, but it needs music!’ I wasn’t spending a lot of time songwriting back then, so the original music piece came as a thrilling challenge. To this day, every story gets a freshly written, original song; and I’ve personally written about 200 songs in response to the personal narratives told at Story Jam.

How does it differ from other Chicago events?

There’s no other storytelling show that has music crafted specifically for the show, as far as I know. But…the key difference is the true, personal, immediate, and intimate nature of elevated storytelling. It’s more theatricalized than bar room storytelling. It’s taking real, surprising, shocking, hilarious, or moving stories and turning them into performance. Then, add in a 10-piece band and original songs, and it’s unlike other live events.

Which special guest’s story do you identify with the most?

Well, the belief is that anyone in the room will be able to identify, in some way, with every story. However, I am particularly looking forward to seeing Tracy Baim. She was on the front lines of AIDS activism in the 80s and 90s, and, well…I guess I was around then a bit.

From this year’s event, which song will resonate with listeners?

Ha! All of the songs are fantastic of course! But, from this year…let’s see…there have been about 35 or so songs written since January of 2019, and I would say the one we’re doing for Peter Sagal on Sunday is going to be plenty fun.

Tell us more about your direct connection with The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

I was watching immigrant children speak to Congress about the 30-day deportation letters they received. The kids all had very serious, life-threatening illnesses for which, if they had gotten deported as the government had intended, they would not have been able to receive treatment. The U.S. was willing to send these children to a country and a medical system where they would die.

I could not imagine the terror they were experiencing. I called my friend Jenny Bailey, who is an immigration lawyer in Maine (and one of the smartest people I know) and I asked her if she knew of anyone in Chicago who was making a difference in the lives of immigrant children. She told me about The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. I called them immediately and they loved the idea of partnering with us. They are an amazing bunch!

Will you take Story Jam to other cities and countries in the near future?

Yes! We hope to grow Story Jam far and wide! We are currently planning more corporate functions, workshops, classes, retreats, and shows. The movement of storytelling is spreading rapidly, and this is an incredibly exciting time for the art form.

This Sunday, catch “Story Jam” at CityWinery Chicago! Doors open at 11AM and the event starts at noon.

BTSCelebs sends a special thanks to producer/singer/songwriter Stephanie Rogers and The Silverman Group for the interview and images. 

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Royal Pirates’ Sooyoon Returns To The Radio

photo credit: @arirangkpoppin

Two months ago, the K-Pop singer made a comeback via the airwaves on Arirang Radio’s Kpoppin. Listeners remember him best as the reliable weekly guest on Isak’s show years ago before his military enlistment. Now, Sooyoon is back in his rightful place as the co-host for Thursday’s fun segment “TBONTB”.

For the time being, you can tune in every Thursday at 1PM [KST] to hear Isak and Sooyoon’s hilarious interaction and decide which one is trying to fool the audience with a colorful story.

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