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The Pulse of Entertainment: Horn Player Eddie Daniels’ ‘Night Kisses’ CD is Swirling with Romance

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Grammy winning Eddie Daniels to release new project, ‘Night Kisses,’ on Resonance Records.

*“I decided to do a Brazilian record with a string quartet,” said six-time Grammy nominated horn player Eddie Daniels about his August 7, 2020 release of his “Night Kisses: A Tribute to Evan Lins” (Resonance Records) project. “George Klabin, head of Resonance Records. was born in Brazil. I’ve known him for 40 years.”

The “Night Kisses: A Tribute to Evan Lins” album features 10-time Grammy winning Dave Grusin (piano) and Emmy winning Bob James (piano). Also accompanying Daniels on “Night Kisses” is Kevin Axt (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums), Kuno Schmid (piano), and The Harlem Quartet (strings). Eddie, also a one-time Grammy winner, plays the sax, flute and the clarinet.

“Bob James and Dave are both famous writers in the Jazz field, they both know Ivan Lins,” said Eddie about his featured artists – Bob James, who is also a Grammy winner and Dave Grusin who is also an Academy Award winner.

When I asked him where the title of the project came from he said, “A couple of the tunes had ‘night’ in them. One song ‘The Night Singer’ is so romantic.”

Daniels says his new project, the 30th album, is all about “love and romance.”

The New York native was a prodigy child playing the clarinet and sax fluently by the age of 13. Through the years he has worked as a musician with various artists and appeared on the albums of Angelo Bofill (“Angie,” 1978) and George Benson (“G.B.,” 1981). He was also a featured musician on the Big Phat Band 2001 album.

My favorites tracks on the “Night Kisses” project includes #3 “Maos de Afeto (Hands of Affection),” for its sweet sound and deeply romantic feel; #5 “Velas Icadas (Hoister Sails),” for its nice Jazz sound, the way the flute flutters like a butterfly, the majestic piano playing, and the visuals it provokes of swirling winds on a lovely day; #7 “Cantor Da Noite (The Night Singer),” for its old classic Jazz sound, reminiscent of the Frank Sinatra and Harry Belfonte periods; #10 “Lembra (Remember),”  because of the way it picks-up at a certain point to become inspiring and also the swirling dance the flute and piano makes, and last I like #11 “Depois dos Temporais (After the Storms),” because this Navy girl loves the military drum roll in the background, a surprise, making the selection refreshing. www.ResonanceRecords.org

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services.  Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]

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Deion Sanders Departs NFL Network, Joins Barstool Sports

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*One day after announcing he’s leaving the NFL Network after 14 years, Deion Sanders announced Wednesday that he’s moving on to Barstool Sports. 

“BREAKING NEWS: Primetime. Primetime. Primetime. It’s a new age. Primetime has joined Barstool Sports,” tweeted Barstool, along with a video of Sanders talking about his new gig, TheWrap reports. 

“Now, I have the platform that I can spread what I got to the masses. Oh baby, thank you !” Sanders exclaimed. “Barstool has the young generation of fans I want to help cultivate. I want to mold you. I want to talk to you. I want to speak to you. See, I love to speak my mind and now baby I got the platform to do it year-round. Controversy ain’t never scared me. See, podcasts are the future; I’m so excited about this opportunity, but I’m also excited to continue my relationship with the NFL … in some capacity.”

“What a move by us,” founder Dave Portnoy wrote in a post on the sports website, noting that Barstool Sports “stealing him away from the NFL network.”

“Let me ask you this,” he added. “What NFL pregame show are you gonna watch this year? Me, Big Cat and Primetime from his ranch in Dallas or the suits at the other networks.”

“Deion has been one of the key figures responsible for the growth of the NFL Network,” NFL VP of communications Alex Riethmiller said in a Tuesday statement. “We thank him for his work and wish him the best in the future.”

Sanders will have a podcast, make regular appearances on the Pardon My Take podcast, and also be part of a Sunday pregame show, per MSN.

The NFL Hall of Famer was recently criticized after he slammed NFL players who decided to opt-out of the coming season over concerns regarding COVID-19.

“All Players OPTING out in all sports PLEASE BELIEVE the game will go on without u. This is a business & don’t u EVER forget that. There’s NO ONE that’s bigger than the game itself. Only the ref, umps & officials are that important that u can’t play without them. NOT YOU! #Truth,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

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Leslie David Baker of ‘The Office’ Shares Racist Messages Over ‘Uncle Stan’ Kickstarter

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*We previously reported that Leslie David Baker, who played Stanley on NBC’s “The Office,” launched a Kickstarter campaign for a spinoff centered on his character.

Baker and his business partner, producer Sardar Khan, have since passed their goal of $300,000 to shoot the pilot. They plan to shop it to networks and streaming platforms.

The actor is now sharing some of the racist messages he received in reaction to the campaign.

“For those of you who don’t believe racism is still alive in the world…here’s the proof,” he captioned a Instagram post of screenshots of some of the comments he received, including photos of a lynching. Check out the post below.

MOREREAD : ‘The Office’ Star Leslie David Baker Launches Kickstarter for ‘Uncle Stan’ Spinoff

On the official campaign page for the project, the proposed “Uncle Stan” spinoff will follow Stanley Hudson’s post-retirement. The fundraiser makes no mention of “The Office” or showrunner Greg Daniels or original series creator Ricky Gervais, most likely due to copyright issues, per Complex.

“After enjoying his retirement in Florida, carving wood, enjoying the white sand beaches, and dancing to old disco, Uncle Stan (Leslie David Baker) gets a call from his nephew Lucky in Los Angeles asking for help with his two kids and running his motorcycle/flower shop,” the Kickstarter reads. “With his business failing, his kids growing up without enough attention, and on the brink of losing his patience with the cast of characters he has working in the shop, Lucky is going to need all the help he can get from no-nonsense Uncle Stan.”

The campaign also notes the risks and challenges, stating: Any time a large scale production such as Uncle Stan takes place, there is a chance that challenges might arise. With our team of entertainment professionals that between them have decades of experience in the industry, we will help ensure that we stick to our scheduled production and reward fulfillment schedule.

Check out his Kickstarter here.

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