BTSCelebs to Review Debra White Smith’s “The Jane Austen Series – First Impressions”

Today, BTSCelebs recieved the next review book on the list!

Author Debra White Smith plans to release a slew of books this year reminiscent of the classics by romantic storyteller Jane Austen. Since I’m a big Austen fan, I had to check out one of her intriguing books.

I’ll start reading this one very soon. So stay tuned to BTSCelebs in the coming weeks for a complete review of “First Impressions”.

*BTSCelebs thanks Bethany House for the complimentary copy of the book.*

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Jordin Sparks’ Film “God Bless The Broken Road” To Be Released This Year

Jordin‘s new faith based production is aiming for a fall 2018 theatrical release. Click Here to learn more about the movie placing a spotlight on finding happiness after heartbreak.

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Shawn Mendes Brings Back SHINee Nostalgia with “Shawn Mendes The Album”

Shawn Mendes

Many artists have chosen an artistic cover for their albums, and Canadian singer Shawn Mendes is following the trend with his upcoming release.

His “Shawn Mendes The Album” cover brought K-Pop vibes to my mind.  Since I’m a longtime Shawol, I was instantly reminded of SHINee‘s “Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You” (which hit shelves in February  2013) when I saw the jacket for his May 25th project. I wonder if Shawn is a Shawol as well. It’s also slightly reminiscent of  Yong Junhyung’s “Flower” music video, which was released the same year as SHINee’s project.

Check out SHINee’s cover below:

SHINee

Nonetheless, it’s great to see the abstract art style is still going strong!

Click Here to view the “Dream Girl” video where SHINee’s leading actress had a flower face.

All rights to the images belong to Island Records and SM Entertainment.

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In Real Life Vs 4th Ave: Which Group is Better?

The former “Boy Band” contestants are competing once again in the music world with brand new tunes. Their genres may slightly differ, but the ultimate audience is the same. This month, pop group In Real Life dropped their Latin inspired single “How Badly”, while R&B band 4th Ave released their trendy “All I Do” song.

There’s no denying the extraordinary talent in each group, but which team’s music do you prefer? Listen to their latest tracks and take the poll below to support your treasured boy band.

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“Cinderella” Returns to Chicago

On May 26, the Studebaker Theatre will host an encore presentation of Alexei Kremnev’s highly acclaimed “Cinderella”.  BTSCelebs was among the many reviewers last year who couldn’t stop raving about the event.

According to A&A Ballet’s recent press release, “more than 75 members of Kremnev and partner Anna Reznik’s esteemed A&A Ballet company will bring the timeless fairy tale to life”. Kremnev will reprise his comedic role as the Wicked Stepmother, while Kremnev and Reznik’s former Joffrey Ballet student Michael Sayre (who is currently with BalletMet) joins the cast as the Prince. Cinderella’s role was given to A&A Ballet Conservatory’s Grace Curry, and the Jester is portrayed by famed Ballet San Antonio dancer Ryland Acree.

A&A Ballet’s founders had this to say about their former student: “There is so much undiscovered beauty for every child, and it’s a mission of every teacher to make the best possible effort to open this door. Michael was eager to run into it and we believe he hasn’t lost his speed yet. His story of commitment, courage, and dedication has come full circle. From a young student to a principal artist who will inspire another generation of young dancers.”

Sayre is excited to take a brief moment in between seasons at BalletMet to revisit his dancing roots. “It will be a blast from the past for me! I’m also looking forward to taking class from Anna and Alexei for the first time in years,” he said.

Grace Curry admits that playing Cinderella on stage will be a childhood dream come true. She learned so much from working directly with the dance company’s founder. “Working with Anna Reznik has been an invaluable experience for me.  The level of detail and artistry that she brings to this piece is what truly makes it special.  I’m very blessed to have such a unique opportunity to learn and grow from such an incredible teacher.  She is truly a master at what she does,” she gushed.

Previous Cinderellas have continued to excel in the dancing field.  Jia Sun is with the Dresden Semperoper Ballett and Amber Neumann is apart of the Theater Hagen in Germany.

The Jester dancer, Ryland Acree, hopes audiences expect a magical performance from the good natured character.

Kremnev debuted the show initially through The Joffrey Academy in 2012, and the audience loved it.  Don’t miss “Cinderella” at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago on May 26 at 2p.m and 7 p.m.

*A Special Thanks to A&A Ballet for the press releases.*

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Rebecca St. James Talks About Her Second Child

Today, Rebecca St. James shared on social media, “36 weeks pregnant today with our second child! God is SO kind and beyond good. Feeling exceedingly grateful! Lam. 3:22,23”

A big congratulations to Rebecca and her husband!

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Youtube Singer’s Cover of Camila Cabello Song Goes Viral

CCM music is on the rise with the help of today’s hottest mainstream songs!

Camila Cabello’s international hit single “Havana” has been covered by so many talented singers since its release last fall, but no one was able to capture audiences the way Beckah Shae has. Within 3 months, she went viral on YouTube with her inspirational version of the catchy tune. To date, she has reached almost 1,500,000 views!

Congrats, Beckah! Check out her rendition below:

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