• An Intimate Interview with Karma
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    By Kitty Y. Williams The first time I met the lovely Karma aka The Diva of Hip Hop Blues, I was sitting off to myself observing the scene at the 2012 RedZone Ultimate Music Fest and Awards put on by Fiyaworks Entertainment and friends. There to accept an award along with several other movers and shakers in the independent music scene here in Houston, I remember this very pretty slender lady in pink who came and sat next to me, striking up a conversation out of the blue. I can’t recall everything we discussed but remembered her having a very humble presence and beauty that stood out in the crowded room. Karma was performing that night and unfortunately I ended up missing it due to additional obligations that evening. Upon later discovering that she was the Headliner at Cole’s of Houston for a Valentine’s Day event the following year, my sweetheart and I made a point to go see her LIVE. It’s always refreshing to see a beautiful woman holding it down across multiple genres

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  • Soul”n”Roll King “SoulGreg Artist” of Slovenia
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    Producer. Songwriter. Vocalist. He even mixes his own music. Multi-talented Slovenian musician SoulGreg Artist is a refreshing taste of Quality music. He sings in English as well as his native language, he plays guitar and is Uber sexy while doing it! Everyone can see why it’s not hard to become entranced when he gets on the microphone. With SoulGreg’s great mix of different genres (including Rock, Pop, R&B/Soul…), there is certainly something in his portfolio to suit the diverse tastes of his audiences. Online you’ll find a lovely variety of songs about love, encouragement, or just having a good time. If you loved the 80s as we do, you will feel taken back in time to the good old days when music felt original. While we know some of you are still trying to figure out where in the world Slovenia is, what you need to do is travel over to SoulGreg Artist’s website to learn more about him and see why he truly is a legend on his way. Visit www.SoulGregArtist.com to book him

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  • YouTube Picks: Amanda Cole (Editor’s Review)
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    Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4236 Singer/Songwriter/Actress, Amanda Cole. Image © CSP Music Group. Amanda Cole Singer/Songwriter by Kitty Y. Williams One of the most Profoundly Powerful Voices I have ever come across on YouTube is that of Amanda Cole. Her “Pretty Hurts” (Beyonce) cover came onto my radar and immediately I found myself rushing to find more of her videos. Ms. Cole is certainly No Amateur. Her Professionalism is very evident while watching her work and hit every intended note with pure precision. Just as a side note, she was even a member of the R&B group En Vogue for a few years. This is a Gifted Queen right here. I await her Single Be That, the EP Fairytale and an interview with The INDIEgator. I too want to learn more about the journey of this Extraordinary Singer, Writer and Actress. Editor's YouTube Picks (April/June 2014)

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  • YouTube Picks: Chloe and Halle (Editor’s Review)
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    Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4244 Chloe and Halle Musicians/Actresses Musicians/Actresses, Chloe and Halle. Image Copyright © Twitter @ChloeAndHalle. by Kitty Y. Williams With over 401,000 YouTube Subscribers and millions of views, almost 247,000 Facebook Fans, more than 44,000 Twitter Followers and more on Instagram, these singing sisters have definitely made their mark in the indie music world and were even winners of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing (Season 5). In the many covers they’ve performed, Chloe and Halle truly Harmonize like Angels while playing the Guitar and Piano; True Professionals. They’re also Actresses who have been featured in several big screen Movies and TV shows. This Phenomenal Duo is Young, Talented and hopefully just getting started. Editor's YouTube Picks (April/June 2014)

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  • YouTube Picks: WilldaBeast Adams (Editor’s Review)
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    Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4259 WilldaBeast Adams Choreographer/Instructor Choreographer/Instructor, WilldaBeast Adams. Image © Twitter @WilldaBeast__ by Kitty Y. Williams #Exciting #Invigorating #Amazing #Inspiring... How many hash tags does it take to describe this Visionary on the Dance Floor? After I got my fill of searching for Singers on YouTube, I came upon this Choreographer WilldaBeast and his immaBEAST crew. I used to dance Ballet as a young girl so have always loved the Art of Dance and dreamed of getting back into it one day. My body is not flexible enough for that now, lol, so I find myself living that lost dream vicariously through their videos which constantly blow me away with their Creativity and Awesomeness!!! You just have to check out their work! Visit his official website at www.immaBEAST.com Editor's YouTube Picks (April/June 2014)

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  • YouTube Picks: IceJJFish (Editor’s Review)
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    Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=4254 IceJJFish YouTube Star YouTube Star, IceJJFish. Image © Instagram.com/icejjfish by Kitty Y. Williams Whether Daniel “IceJJFish” McLoyd considers himself a serious Musician or a Comedian who enjoys playing with people’s perceptions of him, one thing is for sure. He knows how to grab attention and keep you coming back thirsty looking for more. He knows how to keep people talking about him and his Art. Yes, I said it. Art. It is truly an art form to go after your dream and capture a nation’s love, or even ridicule. While some viewers have said he sounds “...like a thousand angels melded into one voice!”, that and his dance moves have remained open for debate by many. Either way, he’s surrounded by sexy ladies, always. I remain confused yet intrigued. Now that is power! You can find him online under @IceJJfish on most social media websites. Editor's YouTube Picks (April/June 2014)

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  • Catching Up With Keisha and Caneil
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    Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3706 We caught up with our friend and previous feature Actor & Poet Chill to see what's new in his world. We're also introducing you to Actress & Model Keisha Rose (Rolls) who is in the Chicago area as well. They are both constantly on the move and living out their dreams. Currently both Artists are represented by Moore Talent Management. Photo Credt: Donnell Collins ACTOR and POET CANEIL “CHILL” (OLIVER) has been quite busy lately performing in several TV Shows, Stage Plays and traveling since we last featured him in The INDIEgator (Issue #1). He has continued to perform his powerful Spoken Word around the nation and has a new CD coming out in August 2014 entitled Street Gospel. In a progressive pursuit of his Acting career, Caneil also took some time out to act in the movie Madison and State. In addition, he is currently a cast member of the stage play The Black Social Network Directed by Christopher Nolen and

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  • Gospel Artist Shaun G’s Gift to the World
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    Facebook│YouTube│ Vevo│ Twitter│ Instagram - Article Short Link: http://theindiegatormag.com/?p=4152 In September of 2013 I was invited to a Jam Session at a TV studio in Houston that was featuring a Gospel Artist visiting from Dallas to film a few promos and interviews. My good friend and long time Business associate, Jay (JM & Associates), thought it would be a great idea for me to check this Artist out for a feature in The INDIEgator magazine. Shaun G, is originally from St. Louis but has been living in Texas for the latter years of his life.  Shaun was first introduced to music as a young boy in church and just loved the sound and rhythm especially of Gospel, R&B and Jazz due to their chord changes and the soul behind them. Even so, he still claims to love all styles of music simply because “every style is different and should be appreciated.” His first opportunity to get in on that action and perform himself was during a Christmas program at his home

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  • Tajoure Management’s Path to Success
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    - As seen in the January 2014, Business Edition issue of The INDIEgator. - Article Short Link: http://TheINDIEgatorMag.com/?p=3833 Tremayne Colgate (aka Colgate Smilez) started his company, Tajoure Management, in 2012 and is based out of Houston, TX. His firm specializes in Marketing, Advertising and Talent Management with the motto of “Let Us Lead You To Success”. Tajoure Management has a diverse portfolio including work with Small Business owners, Medium sized Businesses and Performing Artists. With one-on-one consultations, they will clarify your goals and as a team will coordinate with you on how to make your business successful on a budget you can afford. The INDIEgator: How important is it for Entertainers to have proper management? Colgate: Every single Talent, especially Independent Talents, needs to have proper management.  I'm not talking about a friend or family member that they like having around. I'm referring to a person who knows about the

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  • Special Event: Valentines Day Review 2013
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    Mag Editor Kitty Y. Williams, Event Organizer Jazzy Red and Musician C-Bank$ at Coles of Houston 2/14/2013. by Kitty Y. Williams Family Reunion On Valentines Day 2013, The INDIEgator Magazine was invited out by Jazzy Red Productions and Butterflies Creation to celebrate a night of love and good music with a magnificent feast provided by Comfort Food Caterers and their über hot Server who made sure my plate was overflowing with all of Jazzy's good cooking. I'd have to say it was the probably the most enjoyable Valentine's Day I've had in a while. Part of my excitement was the nostalgia from reuniting with so many people like my old friends Jazzy Red and C-Bank$ whom I hadn't seen in a few years and Molew Designs who was there vending custom made earrings. There were several other beautiful people we got the opportunity to meet as well including DJ H-Town Butta and Emcee/Promoter Yolanda B who came down from Austin for the event. Old School Style After everyone had a chance to

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