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Life and Death with Quincy Jones

Chance TV spent a few moments with “Q” on the red carpet at Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund Gala.  New York City International musician Quincy shared his philosophy on life and death, chemical vs. spiritual. Chance Spiessbach was honored to speak with the legend.

New York City International music producer Quincy Jones Jr.(born March 14, 1933) is an American music conductor, record producer, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. During five decades in the entertainment industry, Jones has earned a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammies, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold over 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray.

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Prince Malik – Doctor turned Singer

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV caught up with Prince Malik and his manager Screwface at the Emperor’s Brand Vodka Giorgio Gucci event at the Pierre Hotel.  Prince Malik is the proud son of Sir Malik S. Nawaz. He is one of the most humble and talented guys on the scene.  He just dropped a joint with he world famous Fat Joe.  He is a certified skydiver, scuba diver, and he also races cars and boats. New York City International musicians rarely have such a background of this unique talent.

The idea behind most of his music was to share a glimpse into the beautiful lifestyle in which he lives. His first single, “Billionaire” (Malik Malik), features Jim Jones, Lil Mama his friend, Zab Judah, world champion boxer. They have had so much fun creating this track, and he hopes that all of you will have just as much fun listening to it. “One Night” was his first solo track, and he is looking forward to revealing even more musical creations and collaborations in the near future. He loves and appreciates each and every one of you. He is a class act.

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Musician Andrew O’Rourke Takes Over NYC

Major Label Attention Sparks Buzz About A.O.

Making his way to the NYC Music Scene was a natural evolution for Singer/Songwriter Andrew O’Rourke. After paying his dues in Nashville for 8 years, touring the U.S.with a Southern-Rock outfit, then recording an album in Europe, it almost seemed natural for a shot at NYC.

With Several shows in the Lower East Side and a few summer gigs the down the Jersey Shore, AO has made himself at home in the area and the crowd seems to welcome his vibe. Check out this video and be sure to check out more of this versatile rock master at www.myspace.com/captainredleg

 

                               

Swizz Beatz giving some back.

Swizz Beatz and Chance TV discuss being famous and giving back to the community.

The fabulous Carlton Hotel in NYC was filled with star studded fashionista’s who came out to support “Fashion for a Cause,” Courtney Dawson’s incredible fashion fundraiser to raise money for ‘The Dawson Scleroderma Foundation.’ Courtney was diagnosed with the life threatening disease 3 1/2 years ago. Famed designer David Meister premiered his incredible Hollywood Fashion Spring 2011 collection while Ramona Singer showcased her Home Shopping Network Roman Singer Collection on the models. Bravo filmed the whole event for The Real Housewives of New York.

DJ Runna and Swizz Beatz, the famous music producer and husband of Alicia Keys showed support by providing the incredible runway music. Swizz Beats also hosted the evening and shocked everyone later with a surprise set. Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV was there to cover the red carpet, all the backstage madness and interview all the models, celebrities, actors, actresses, rappers and stars.

Not only did Ramona make an appearance on the runway but special guest Supermodel Joslyn Pennywell from America’s Next Top Model did as well. Joslyn is going to be a spokesperson for the foundation.

Front row attendees were Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen, Designer Richie Rich, Malik So-Chic, Sonja Morgan, Jared Evan, Luann de Lesepps, and countless others. Special recognition went to celebrity fashion stylist Lauren Rae Levy and event organizer Lisa Singer for her support as well.

More information about the foundation can be found at www.DawsonScleroderma.org.