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Founder of Get Cake Catering LLC. Corporate executives and celebrities rave over her signature liquor cakes and cupcakes.
Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu
Chef Shawn Renee
Talented, Beauty & Brains. This describes the multi-talented artist on the rise with no sign of slowing down
Krissy Krissy Soulful Expressions
Winner of the “Freshman Pick” on MTVu & New York’s own. Krissy Krissy has a distinctive voice that stands out and keeps you entertained and intrigued. January 2013
The Importance of Support Part two of a discussion on the formula for family support.
Respect & Music
Interview with the soulful R&B singer from Brockton,
“Take Me Away” was the #1 indie R&B record of 2011 and now Kiyan returns in 2013 with her newest single “No Love” and a lot more surprises for her fans.
13 Noel Gourdin....Soul and R&B singer Noel Gourdin sits down and talks with Mark Bucannah about music and his career. 25 Krissy Krissy ...Krissy Krissy signed with Bigger Than Building management in 2011 and released her EP “Above All” on September 25th 2012. She was also chosen as “Freshman Pick” on MTVu. Interview by Elias Xavier. 29 Chef Shawn Renee...Founder of Get Cake Catering LLC. Shawn Renee caters for corporate executives and celebrities who rave over her signature liquor cakes and cupcakes. Entrigues Mark Bucannah gets a one on one interview with the talented chef. 35 Kiyana ...In an interview by Helena Tong, Kiyana talks about being blessed to share her gift of music to her fans and anyone who would hear her sing. 47 Devyn Rose.... is a multi-talented artist. Her latest single “Pieces” has received such positive reaction from fans all over. Read the interview inside. 73 Family Life.... The Importance of Support is a follow-up to last issues Family Life. A discussion on why it is important for family members to show support for one another.
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Contents 11 Angelique Sabrina..Bahamas newest treasure 19 Ywada...The R&B songtress releases a new single and lends a hand to her favorite charity. 21 Joelle Ashley...Red Lipstick is the name of the latest single and video featuring Tyson Beckford. 23 Haley Small.... Beautiful, talented and destined to climb the R&B tracks. 41 Business: What Would You Do...A discussion on steps to improve your strategy for a successful business. 43 Tax Season Is Here ...Tax expert Gordon Jackson talks about what to expect for the current tax season. 45 Highlights of The Year End Fiscal Cliff Bill.... What does the fiscal cliff bill mean to you? 53 Fashion 2012: A Look Back ...Entrigue takes a look back at some of the fashion in 2012. 63 Star Murphy ...Star Murphy broke her way into the entertainment scene as a club promoter and now is preparing for her first EP which is set to be released in the first quarter of 2013 following the success of her single â€œAnyWhereâ€? 69 Artist Reviews...Artist picks and reviews.
Artist: Haley Small Photo by: Wil Create of Dreams II Photos Makeup by Christine Spence
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73 Rita Ora...Rita is one of the few British female singers that has emerged singing the opening bars of her career ready for the world star status.
Angelique Sabrina Bahamas Newest Treasure
Photo Credits: White Ocean Entertainment Photographer: Justin Hyte (LeImage Inc.)
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Noel Gourdin Interview by Mark Bucannah
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Ywada involves herself in charity work making appearances at charity events and has also released a track “Pink and White” for her charity “The Breast Health Initiative”. She also spent an afternoon with girls of the “Embrace Girls Foundation” at the Kelsey Pharr Elementary School in Miami, Florida and read an excerpt from the “Rise of the Guardians” book and discussed the importance of education and how to embrace their girl power! Her third single and release entitled “Why?” was released at the end of 2012 and sets the stage for her official album release which will be sometime in early 2013. The album will be entitled “Me Against Love.” We look forward to hearing more from such a gifted artist and we commend her for her work with various charity organizations.
Ywada had her debut in 2012 and also blessed the inside of the May 2012 issue of Entrigue Magazine. Ywada soon became a fan favorite to many listeners of R&B soul music across the world when she dropped her first single entitled “Count Me Out” which received a lot of air play on Internet and College radio networks as well as on Music Choice. “Count Me Out” was featured for several weeks on iTunes R&B/Soul home page under the “Hot Singles” and “Artist to Watch” categories. Ywada joined fellow R&B artist such as Erykah Badu, Fantasia, El Debarge, Charlie Wilson, and others for Funk Fest. Ywada had her live performance in Tampa/St. Pete, Florida in the summer of 2012. Ywada’s success continued with shows alongside Fantasia Joe, Ruben Studdard, and Anthony David. Ywada’s second single entitled “Thought I Was Loved” and her debut of her first music video for “Thought I Was Loved” came shortly after and continues to be under iTunes “Hot Tracks” category, and is currently iTunes “Editors’ Choice Pick”.
Haley Small Haley Small is an R&B and Pop singer and is new in the industry. Haley was first noticed back when she was 10 years old singing the national anthem at the Sky Dome during a baseball game played by the Blue Jays. Although she is new in the industry, her vocal abilities rival some of today’s top R&B artist which she displays in her video remix of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”. The video can be found on YouTube. She is signed to Ebony Sons Management which is owned by DTP Records. Haley is currently in the studio with her team working on new tracks. Independently, Haley writes, records and engineers her own demos from her professional home studio in Toronto. With her vocal abilities, beauty and professionalism, Haley Small is bound for a prosperous career and Entrigue Magazine will be here to keep you informed.
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RIHANNA New Album “Unapologetic” Available Now
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Krissy Krissy Interview by Elias Xavier
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Chef Shawn Renee
Get Cake Interview with Mark Bucannah
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Interview by Helena Tong
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BUSINESS Would You Do It Again? By Kandia Haynesworth Now that 2012 is officially behind us, entrepreneurs should make it a priority reflecting back on last year. Examining your business's practices, strategies, profits and losses will place you directly in the “know” zone. Knowing what your decisions have caused, makes deciding whether to continue or not, easy. Before you read any further, consider if your end results for 2012 makes you happy? Let's review why you feel the way you do. I recommend investing time into reviewing your marketing and advertising strategies over the next two weeks. Review your campaigns and promotions, but most importantly the results it produced. Look at your expenses, rate of new sales, obtaining new clients and consider what is necessary to reproduce a successful game plan or what needs to be done to prevent loss and failure. Before you become discouraged by homework, make it simple to joggle your thoughts by taking three separate sheets of lined paper and title them with HAPPY, UNHAPPY and GAME PLAN. Next, number it. You've probably guessed that I am recommending that you write down the practices, systems in place, and strategies that have produced these results. The Game Plan should state what you've done to have caused it. This makes answering the question “would you do it again?” quick and simple. No one works towards practicing a strategy that have failed them! Especially, when it stares you in the face! If your results were successful, write down what made it work, how you plan to repeat the process or make it better for a greater outcome. You can use this to develop goals for your business this year as well. Simply list your goal on the HAPPY list. Then write down what it is you need to do to achieve it on your GAME PLAN list. In some cases, you may not know what the game plan needs to be to achieve your goal. I recommend writing down your plan to find out. It may be that you need to do research, find a mentor, watch videos, volunteer in an environment where you can obtain knowledge and skills that will ultimately help you enable you to reaching your achievement. This practice works well for examining your business internally. Write down what your business needs on the HAPPY list. Next, state what the requirements would be to obtain. Your needs could be upgrading your business from a sole proprietary to a LLC., hiring an assistant, developing a website, or reducing expenses. Achieving anything that your business needs not only gives you peace of mind but it Entrigue Magazine | January 2013 15
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Tax Season is here!!! By Gordon Jackson
This tax year brings its own unique changes for taxpayers. With the Fiscal Cliff being adverted late in 2012, this might delay your ability to file your tax returns and receive timely refunds. There are many changes associated with preparing your 2012 tax returns. These changes include, but not limited to an increase in the Standard Deduction, Exemption amounts have been Increased, Standard Mileage rates has increased. There are a variety of credits & deductions for individuals & businesses taxpayers. The Earned Income tax credit, and the Child & Dependent Care Credit help Millions of families every year. There are also a number of credits for small & large businesses. In addition to the Standard Deduction for individuals, common deductions include Home Mortgage Interest, Real Estate Taxes, State & Local Taxes & Charitable Contributions. For A small business owner, if you use your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. These expenses may include mortgage interest or rent, insurance, utilities, repairs and depreciation. Here is a small list of ten overlook deductions to consider when filing your tax returns 1-State Sales Tax - Especially important for states that does not impose a state income tax 2- Out of pocket Charitable deductions. - For example, buying stamps, using your personal car for deliveries 3- Student Loan Interest paid by mom or dad 4- Job Hunting Expenses - The cost of getting your resume prepared, mailing, traveling to interviews 5- Moving Expenses - Which include driving your own car, parking & tolls 6- Military Reservist - Travel expenses to drills or meetings, lodging & meals 7- State tax paid with your 2011 income tax return 8- Refinancing your home - the points you paid 9- Credit for energy saving home improvements 10- American opportunity Credit - Tuition and books While you gather your W-2s, 1099, interest statements, investment statements and receipts, keep in mind there are many more credits and deduction to consider when preparing your income tax or having it prepared for you. Every profession i.e. Uniform Officers, Social Workers, Nurses and other hospital personnel, Teachers, Hairdressers, Salesman, Attorneys, Physicians, People in the Entertainment industry, Construction Workers, Retired Taxpayers, Military personnel, Stock Brokers, Entrepreneurs and other self-employed individuals all have their own unique list of deductions. Our list helps you get started. If you have a questions or want more information, you can visit us at gordonstaxadvice.com or call us at 212- 696-8613
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR END FISCAL CLIFF BILL By Gordon Jackson
Most Americans will pay higher federal taxes in 2013 under the new agreement. One reason is because for the past two years wage earners contribution to social security was only 4.2%, which was lowered in 2011 to put more money in wage earner’s pockets. The rate goes back up to 6.2% this January, meaning for example Americans earning $30,000 a year will face an average tax increase of $461 per year, households earning between $40,000 and $50,000 a year face an average tax increase of $579 this year and households making between $50,000 and $75,000 a year will face an average tax hike of $822. Employees will take home a little less with each paycheck. The richest households face the biggest tax hikes, The income tax rate rises to 39.6% from 35% for individuals making more than $400,000 and $450,000 for married couples. Those earning $113,700 (Social Security Maximum) will pay an additional $2,280 per year. Estates will be taxed at a top rate of 40% (35% in 2012) with the first 5 million in value exempted for individual estates and 10 million for family estates. The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) which is designed to make sure the very wealthy pay at least some income tax will be adjusted for inflation. This prevents nearly 60 million middle and upper-middle income taxpayers from being hit with a tax bill averaging $3,000. The new agreement will also extend tax benefits to the middle class wage earners. The Child Tax Credit, The Earned Income Tax Credit, The College Tuition Credit, deductions for $250 of class room expenses are amongst the tax credits that will be extended for five more years. In addition, jobless benefits for long term unemployed, has been extended for one year. The agreement does not address any increase in the nation’s debt ceiling, which combined with the delay of automatic spending cuts - sets up the distinct possibility of another cliff-like battle in February. President Obama states, “While neither Democrats nor Republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country”.
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Devyn Rose D.E.V.Y.N.
Devyn Rose was born in Mt Vernon, New York but moved to Bridgeport Connecticut at the age of 16. While studying dance at the Broadway Dance Center she learned various forms of dance including hip-hop, house, jazz and ballet. Her interest not only resided in dance but in fashion and music. Devyn Rose had many appearances in various fashion shows locally and nationally. Although she enjoyed dance and fashion, her true passion was and continues to be music. With her current contacts in the fashion industry she took the opportunity to give vocal performances at various fashion shows as well as open mic competitions where she eventually was discovered by a gentleman named Dame Grease who is a multi-platinum producer. On the road to success Devyn Rose worked behind the scenes with many of today’s artists such as N.O.R.E., 3 6 Mafia, KURUPT, Mims, Jae Millz, French Montana, Max B and many others. She also released a mixtape in 2008 entitled “Move Over Paris Hilton, There’s a New It Girl”, hosted by New York’s POWER 105.1’s DJ Suss One”. In 2009 Ron Hunter, a former Lifestyle and Marketing Rep for KOCH Records hooked up with her and produced the single “Get it Off” followed by a remix featuring Young Money’s “Jae Millz”. Devyn Rose released an EP entitled “D.E.V.Y.N” which is a three part series. In my interview with the beautiful and talented Devyn Rose we discuss this and more. 19 Entrigue Magazine | January 2013
Ana Locking Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Collection displays a quintessential 1920â€™s dapper look for both men and women.
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Hannibal Laguna Hannibal Laguna Fiery Black Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Collection was amazing and was also shown in Madrid. The style looked like a cross between gothic and sophistication and class.
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Welcome to the Year of the Snake
Carrera y Carrera is a Spanish jewelry firm that is considered one of the most prestigious in the world. Present in over 40 countries, the Company has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, and Russia, and boutiques in Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Moscow, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur, among others. This iconic brand is characterized by a unique style and precise designs where the combination of a matte-shine effect on gold, work in volumes, and meticulous craftsmanship make for exceptional jewelry pieces where gold and precious stones come to life.
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(L-R: George O. Gore II, Tatyana Ali, Craig Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans star in “Second Generation Wayans” on BET Networks)
The new scripted comedy “Second Generation Wayans” (#BETWayans) will debut at 10:30 P.M. EST/PST, after the premiere of “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” This hilarious half-hour series stars Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, George O. Gore II and Tatyana Ali. During the show, viewers will see the good, the funny and the ugly as Damien Dante and Craig emerge from the long shadows of their uncles to carve out their own paths to stardom in Hollywood. Joining the duo on this ride is friend and business partner George O. Gore II and their office assistant Maya (played by Tatyana Ali). “Second Generation Wayans” is executive produced by Devon Shepard, Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans and George O. Gore II for BET Productions.
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It was at the young age of seven when Star Murphy first realized her potential and her desire to perform as a singer. From performing her solo act at a major Broadway production in middle school to joining the choir and becoming a founding chapter member of “Women of Music”, Murphy knew she was on the right track. Teaming up with Joe Major & DJ Wheezy, Murphy kept close to the entertainment game by becoming a promoter bringing celebrities to Nashville to perform at college events until the time came for her to step on the stage herself to share her vocal gifts to her fans and anyone that would listen. Murphy has opened up for such artist as Bobby V, Yo Gotti, Lloyd, Webbie, Boosie, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Big K.R.I.T, Plies, and R. Kelly and many others. With her fan base expanding from local to national Murphy was able to gain additional support from mixed tape DJ’s to various DJ’s from several radio stations including “Music Choice” requesting to spin her music specifically with her first single from 2010 “Swagg On” which featured Waka Flocka Flame. The single would eventually gain over twenty thousand downloads from hotnewhiphop.com and gaining further recognition. Murphy and her team soon after released the official video for her new single “Let’s Do It”. 24 Entrigue Magazine | January 2013
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New EP Available on iTunes Hawaii native Afatia returns bringing his signature soulful R&B vocal stylings. Riding the success of his previous releases “5:54” and “Seasons Of Love” Fatia brings us his latest EP “Time | Attention | Affection” which contains the rich and soulful track “So” and up tempo track “Why Just be Friends”. This is one EP you don’t want to miss out on.
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