Sam Smith Tour Dates

The good news is that he is extending his tour and even added North American tour dates for this upcoming summer! Sam Smith wants to please all his fans so if you have not had a chance to catch him live yet, don’t worry because the tour is not over yet! The four time Grammy winner this year made this great announcement on Twitter with a list of the dates, the venues, and the towns that he will be playing in along with his title, the 57th Grammy Award Winner and the specific Grammy’s that he won. Check it out below to see if Sam Smith will be playing near you!

Sam Smith Tour DatesJuly 18 – Charlotte, North Carolina
July 20 – Miami, Florida
July 21 – Tampa, Florida
July 23 – Raleigh, North Carolina
July 24 – Columbia, Maryland
July 27 – Cleveland, Ohio
July 29 – Columbus, Ohio
July 30 – St. Louis, Missouri
August 4 – Morrison, Colorado
August 5 – West Valley City, Utah
August 8 – Quincy, Washington
August 11 – San Diego, California
August 12 – Glendale, Arizona
August 14 – Houston, Texas
August 15 – Austin, Texas
August 17 – Dallas, Texas

John Textor, Producer and CEO

Few people have the diversity
of John Textor, who after receiving his Bachelors
of Arts in Economics at Wesleyan, then went on to not only found his own
company at a young age, but to succeed with many diverse companies throughout his
illustrious career.

As Managing Partner and one of the founders of Wyncrest Holdings
in 1997, John Textor took the lead in developing his private equity firm, which
catered primarily to the telecommunications, entertainment and internet
industries. Due to his experience and expertise John then became director of
The Parent Company and BabyUniverse of which he became CEO in 2005 thus beginning
his long career as head of many well-known
companies in the film industry.

Mr. Textor previously led the
company Digital Domain Productions and its parent company Digital Media Group
in a restructure. The company
went on to win many Academy awards for their achievements under his leadership and
became known for the ability to create animation so realistic that the company
was given an Academy Award for Best Make-up for a totally digital character.

John is best known as
Executive Chairman and President of the award-winning
Pulse Evolution Corporation (“PLFX”). Pulse Evolution is well known for the digital comeback
of Michael Jackson’s Ghost, of which John Textor was producer. Mr. Textor’s
goal is to expand the company to become “the world’s leading developer of
computer generated human likeness”.

After Pulse Evolution’s
success in bringing tears to the eyes of Michael Jackson fans the company is
now collaborating with the estate of Elvis Presley to develop a digitally enhanced
Elvis Presley. Millions of fans all over the world are anxiously awaiting this comeback.
With John Textor at the helm as Producer, this will be seen all over the world,
bringing Pulse Evolution Company and Mr. Textor many awards while increasing
the prestige of the company as a leader in the industry.

Bobbi Kristina’s Life in Serious Danger

Whitney Houston’s shocking death occurred in February of 2012 and three short years later, her daughter is struggling for her own life. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious in her bathtub just days prior to the anniversary of Houston’s death. Sources say that Kristina was not using drugs or alcohol and did not attempt to commit suicide.

Reports that Brown and her boyfriend were having serious difficulties just days before she was found in the bathtub surfaced a short time after media outlets were notified. Brown’s father asked that the public give the matter privacy; however, that seems to have only added to the insatiable hunger for information from the media. Bobbi Kristina is not expected to wake up from her coma.

Similar incidents have happened as in the case of Dana Plato who never seemed to get over the death of her mother. Her son, Tyler, also committed suicide on the anniversary date of his mother’s death and just days before Mother’s Day. The folks at Slow Ventures see this as an epidemic that might need more attention and intervention from family and from the professional world. Find Slow Ventures on Seedtable.com. There might be a way to stop another such incident in the future.

Article Looks at Bruce Springsteen’s Side Projects

Bruce Springsteen is known best for his solo hits like “Born in the USA,” but he’s worked on many recordings for other artists as well. A recent article in Rolling Stone Magazine looks at some of these collaborations.

I think this is a fantastic article because it shows just how wide ranging Springsteen’s work has been and that he’s a good guy. For instance, the article profiles a song by singer-songwriter Soozie Tyrell that Springsteen sings background on and provides rhythm guitar for. He’s not a big part of the song. Rather, he’s using his talents to enhance Tyrell’s work. Not many stars would be willing to do that.

Ciphercloud shows the article also looks at some songs done by E Street band members that Springsteen helps out on. For example, Springsteen helped his saxophone player Clarence Clemons on a solo record that Clemons made. It’s good to see a star helping out his side man. Again, not many stars would do something like that.