Keith Howland: Guitarist, 'Chicago' (the band)

For 22 years, Keith Howland has been the lead guitarist for the legendary pop-rock band, C...

For 22 years, Keith Howland has been the lead guitarist for the legendary pop-rock band, Chicago

In 1995, Chicago was looking for a new lead guitarist following the departure of Dawayne Bailey. Howland was a long-time fan of the band and of their co-founding guitarist, Terry Kath. After having second thoughts, Howland appeared uninvited at the auditions, and attained a chance meeting with the band's bassist, Jason Scheff. He performed a last-minute audition, and was offered the job on the same day.

The legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Chicago's first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time that year.

The band’s new documentary film, Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago, premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival in February, 2016, and won the Film Festival’s Best of Fest Audience Choice Award.

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire will once again embark on their North American co-headlining tour this fall.

Check out the band's website for tour dates with Earth Wind & Fire, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter @Chicagotheband

Kyla: Singer/Songwriter Featured on Drake's 'One Dance'

For Kyla Reid, the German born singer/songwriter, raised in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Engl...

For Kyla Reid, the German born singer/songwriter, raised in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, success has hit her worldwide once again with Drake's latest hit song titled, 'One Dance.'

The success of 'One Dance' was sampled from a track titled, ‘Do You Mind’ and was later remixed by ‘Crazy Cousinz’ and released on independent labels in February, 2009 — rapidly becoming the most played/respected UK Funky track to date; and hitting the radio and club scene nationwide — with full force.

The track reached top spots of No.1 on ‘MTV Base’ and No.4 on the ‘MTV Dance’ Chart, capturing the hearts of music lovers nationwide.

Enter Drake, who with Kyla and Wizkid, entered the charts with 'One Dance” has quickly become a club/chart hit taking the number 1 spot in 33 countries, whilst holding the place in the UK for a month. Currently the track is number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the AT Top 40 chart.

This is not only the beginning of a new chapter for Kyla but the start of a magical journey in her career.

For more on Kyla: check out her official site, follow her on Twitter @KylaOfficial and on Instagram @KylaOfficial.

Check out the Saturday Night Live performance on Drake featuring t Kyla & Wizkid for 'One Dance.'

Farnoosh Torabi: CNBC's 'Follow the Leader'

Farnoosh Torabi is America’s leading personal finance authority. She is a sought-after spea...

Farnoosh Torabi is America’s leading personal finance authority. She is a sought-after speaker and bestselling author. Her latest book is entitled 'When She Makes More: The Truth About Love and Life for a New Generation of Women.' 

Farnoosh contributes to 'The Today Show' on NBC, writes monthly for O, The Oprah Magazine, and hosts her own award-winning podcast 'So Money,' recently named a “Top Podcast to Grow Your Business” by Inc. Magazine.

Her new show 'Follow the Leader,' airs Wednesday nights at 10:30pm/9:30c on CNBC. 

Her work and advice has been featured in the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Marie Claire, Glamour, Redbook and USA Today.

Farnoosh graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Finance and International Business. She also holds a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

She resides happily in Brooklyn with her husband and young son.

For more on Farnoosh: 'Follow the Leader' website, her official website. Also, you can Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Check out this clip from 'Follow the Leader':

Rozes, Singer-Songwriter

When it comes to the hit song of the summer you’re most likely to crank-up and jam out to wit...

When it comes to the hit song of the summer you’re most likely to crank-up and jam out to with the windows down and sun-roof dropped back — it’ll most likely be The Chainsmokers, "Roses."

The commanding female voice you hear in the song that has taken over radio play (currently No. 3 on the American Top 40 chart) is that of Philadelphia born Rozes.

She tells Amore that she still feels relatively unknown. Which one might find hard to believe considering she's taken to the national spotlight several times, performing the hit song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Aside from her massively successful collaboration with The Chainsmokers, the songstress recently released her debut EP "Burn Wild" — a collective of reflections on modern day romance.

Solidifying her position at the top of pop, Rozes will perform at SXSW 2016 in mid-March.

Beyond SXSW, she's poised to play a few club dates around the country this spring.

Like Rozes on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram

Check out the video for "Roses":

Angel Parker: Actress, Disney XD's 'Lab Rats' & FX's 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

(Photo courtesy: Bobby Quillard) Actress Angel Parker is best known for her role as  Tasha ...

(Photo courtesy: Bobby Quillard)

Actress Angel Parker is best known for her role as  Tasha Davenport on Disney XD’s live-action comedy series “Lab Rats.”  The series is currently in its fourth season.

Angel can next be seen starring in FX’s “The People v. OJ. Simpson: American Crime Story” alongside a cast that includes Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance. The series premieres on February 2.

Angel's previous list of television shows credits include “ER,” “Castle,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Closer,” “Days of Our Lives,” and “Sean Saves the World,” in addition to a recurring role on “The Soul Man.”

On stage, Angel has turned in powerful performances in classics including “The Tempest,” “Twelfth Night” and “Dr. Faustus” with the Independent Shakespeare Company, as well as “Julius Caesar,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the one-woman show “Faces of America” for Will and Company.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, upon graduating high school at just 16 years old, Angel gained acceptance into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. There she excelled in her craft, eventually going on to study Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy.

When she’s not on set or on stage, Angel serves on the board at the Blank Theatre Company and as an active member of The New Hollywood, a diverse, philanthropic women’s goal group that focuses on personal empowerment and community partnerships. She also mentors and meets with young women and girls, as well as aspiring actors, to promote professionalism, positivity and creative collaboration.

Like Angel on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Kristin Addis: solo female world traveler behind

(Photos: Kristin Addis is the solo female traveler behind BeMyTravelMuse.c...


Kristin Addis is the solo female traveler behind, a website for off the beaten path adventures.

For the past three years, she’s traveled the world alone, hitchhiking in China, sleeping in a tent for over a month in Africa, and learning how to say ‘I love you’ in 12 Asian languages.

She just authored the guidebook for solo female travelers, Conquering Mountains: How to Solo Travel the World Fearlessly.

She was selected by USA Today as a top vagabonding blogger and has been featured in Trip Advisor for Business, Lonely Planet, and BuzzFeed, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and Huffington Post, among others.

Like Kristin on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Eric Hutchinson, Singer-Songwriter

Singer-Songwriter Eric Hutchinson 's new single, "Tell The World" - a track fr...

Singer-Songwriter Eric Hutchinson's new single, "Tell The World" - a track from Eric's latest album, Pure Fiction - jumped into the Top 10 of Amazon's MP3 Songs - Pop Singer-Songwriters chart after he performed it on NBC's "TODAY" in late November. The song is featured prominently in the Microsoft Windows 10 Global ad campaign. Pure Fiction debuted in the Top 10 on iTunes' overall albums chart upon its release.

The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy hailed "Tell The World" as "joyous" and the track was tapped as the theme song for NBC's "Growing Up Fisher." "A Little More," another song from Pure Fiction, was licensed by Netflix for a worldwide advertising campaign and performed live by Eric on an earlier appearance on "TODAY." Eric has also composed and recorded original theme songs for the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast and the People In My Phone podcast with Dan Levy. "Rock & Roll," from his debut album, Sounds Like This, was selected as the theme song for "Packed to the Rafters," which was a No. 1 show in Australia and New Zealand.

"He's got chops...and his sunny lyrics reveal a wry double edge," said and called Eric "a vibrant conduit for catchy, radio-ready pop." In addition to TODAY, he has performed on such shows as Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Eric is currently on tour across the east coast (see full list of dates here) with his last date at a sold-out hometown show at New York City's Rockwood Music Hall on December 30.

He spent the summer opening for GRAMMY Award winners Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix on an extensive North American outing and will be joining Rachel Platten on her "Wild Fire" tour, which kicks off on February 26, 2016.

Check out more of Eric on his official website, Like him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter and Instagram