Jump Smokers reveal the realities of jumping into the spotlight

By Noelle DeFabio   Jump Smokers broke out big with the DJ show last summer after opening on a five-week tour with Pitbull and Ke$ha. We caught up … [Read more...]

For 300 bucks, singer-songwriter writes music, records & releases album by himself

By Gabby Gugliuzza  Orlando singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler started to realize music was his dream at age 14 when he got his first guitar. As … [Read more...]

Before You Exit: Brotherly love, and loving the sounds

By Becky Harms The Jackson 5. Hanson. The Jonas Brothers. What do these famous bands all have in common? At first thought, not much. … [Read more...]

Jazz artist Sean Sullivan sharing the “spark” he caught early in life

Picture an 8-year-old boy singing in his living room full of adults — this is how guitarist and singer-songwriter Sean Sullivan realized he wanted to … [Read more...]

“Knowing your numbers” helps figure skater Ryan Bradley stay sharp

When you put a problem into perspective, it often isn’t as big as it may seem — if you consider only what you can control, instead of what you … [Read more...]

Making good things happen in the Washington spotlight

Life as a congressman is a varied one: Commuting every week between your hometown and Washington. Spending as many days out of town as you do at home. … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Time, there was a band, and a tour…

Andrew Long is a college student. He’s also a budding rock star. The front man of the pop-rock band Once Upon a Time chatted with us about the … [Read more...]

Golf or red carpets? Maria Mesa takes a swing at Hollywood

With her incredible talent and distinctive Spanish accent, it’s hard not to love Maria Mesa. The 20-year-old actress from Columbia is a new girl in … [Read more...]

Music in schools makes rock stars – and so much more

What if a doctor had not had the opportunity to take a biology class in high school? What if a lawyer never took a class in government and politics? … [Read more...]

John Beilein holds court on coaching in the spotlight

A coach is a team’s ultimate leader. It’s the coach’s job to help players perform through everything, from troubles to triumphs. If the team is … [Read more...]