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Nationalist Music Issue

March 2013

Fashion Week Highlights

Laura Marano Opens up about life, love, and

Success

Handmade America Top 20


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Letter from the editor March is our music issue and we celebrate all things music . The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial. One thing that is for sure is that we all need it. Most of us don’t go a day without it. On the cover of this months magazine, Laura Marano a sixteen year old song writer, singer and actress shows us on her TV series Austin & Ally just how important music is. This month take the time to listen to all your favorite songs. I know that if I’m feeling a bit down all I need to do is turn up the music and a smile is instantly on my face. My close friends play the piano and when they are feeling down all they need to do is sit down and start to play and the whole room lights up with joy. We will also be featuring handmade in America. We hand picked the handmade and came up with a list that has something for everyone. Not only are these products Made in America but they are made with so much love. We didn’t forget all of our fashion, beauty and home ideas that we always love to share with you. We are so happy with this issue and I’m sure you will be too. As I always ask please help support this great country and all those in it by picking American made on your next purchase. If you are looking for something and can’t find it let us know we are here to help. Now sit down relax and enjoy….

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Behind The March Cover Nationalist Our March cover shoot was picture perfect, actress Laura Marano brought her sweet and fun personality to the set and the sun was an unexpected friend. Stylist Jazmin Whitley was able to make each look impeccable . On the cover Laura Marano is wearing a yellow dress by Li Cari

Behind the scenes : Photography by Joseph Costa

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Nationalist Contributors | March

Name: Jazmin Whitley Now: Nationalist’s Fashion Editor and go to girl. Stylist Head designer for Li Cari Playlist: Paramore Fav Food : I Love Italian and Mexican food Reading : One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell Charity: I have been a advocate against child labor for many years I also love to work with Make A Wish Love: Star crush would be James Franco Admiration: First would be Jesus and then my grandparents their example of faith has been an anchor in my life Dream Gig: I think I’m living my dreams right now but I would like to some day do an extended travel of the world meaning pick places I really love and stay for a few months at each location.

Name: Mirela Cvetkovic Playlist: A Day to Remember’s “Homesick” album. Fav Food: It’s a tie between steak and sushi. Pretty much depends on what I’m in the mood for. Reading: ”New Moon” – from the Twilight series Love: Star crush: James Franco! Admiration: Who I look up to and why: My mom because she’s done so much for me throughout my life to make sure I succeed. Dream Gig: Renown journalist

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Nationalist Contributors | March

Name: Evan L. Jackson Now: Freelance writer, movie enthusiast & contemporary Hip Hop aficionado Playlist: Wale's "Folarin" mixtape Fav Food : Enchiladas Reading : Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Love: My celebrity crush is Meghan Markle of the TV show Suits Admiration: My family and friends. They have always been there for me and have inspired me to reach my goals. Dream Gig:Writing scripts for movies and writing for either GQ or Esquire

Name: Brett Schorr Now: Web/Graphic design for SchorrSites.com, Student at CSUF Playlist: Anything with fancy footwork and catchy beats. Till my ears bleed. Charity: Ocean Hills Church Food Bank. Reaching out to the community in southern Orange County. Favorite Food: Steak, Midnight snacks, but better yet steak at midnight Reading: Entertainment and fashion magazines Love: Coffee, Apple, Snowboarding, Disney, Concerts, Lights, Graphics Dream Gig: world famous pop star

Name: Stephanie Schoniger Now: Southern Californian journalism and photography student Playlist: AC/DC Charity: The spcaLA; an amazing charity for animals! Favorite Food: either really good fish tacos or lasagna Reading: Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman Love: my celebrity crush is Ashton Kutcher Dream Gig: to travel extensively, learn about new cultures and work as a photojournalist 10 Nationalistmag.com


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Name: Joseph Costa (Joey) Now: Published Photographer Playlist: A Day to Remember Fav Food: All American food I love Burgers and steak and Italian food Reading: The Great Gatsby and sports magazines Charity: The Salvation Army, people need to know what they do, it’s amazing. Love: My celebrity crush is Keira Knightley Admiration: My mom she always stood behind me in everything that I wanted to do in life and showed me how important hard work is and to never give up Dream Gig: Shoot for every magazine out there that I like and I would like to own a motorcycle shop someday

Name: Mirela Cvetkovic Playlist: A Day to Remember’s “Homesick” album. Fav Food: It’s a tie between steak and sushi. Pretty much depends on what I’m in the mood for. Reading: ”New Moon” – from the Twilight series Love: Star crush: James Franco! Admiration: Who I look up to and why: My mom because she’s done so much for me throughout my life to make sure I succeed. Dream Gig: Renown journalist

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For Men

Classic tartan plaid defines this rakish tie from Jack Spade, a traditional pattern rendered in a thoroughly modern shape for today's man.

Off-kilter accents like the slight slant of the chest pocket reveal your playful, modern edge and sartorial wit. From Rogan.

Jacket by: J Brand

John Varvatos USA Sid Buck Saddle Oxfords

Parke & Ronen with a contrast band for colorful flair.

Bailey Hats Yates Tear Drop Crown Hat

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Music's Makeup 1. Hayley Williams

2. Ke$ha

3. Christina Perri

4. Kathy Perry

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Pop Star Uniform These ladies set the fieriest trend for this spring summer . The mid-drift is back and hotter then ever. Get your gym memberships ready girls!

Brit loves her lace Black lace crop top Shoplicari.com Long sleeve crop top by Rag & Bone

Black leather crop jackets Will be around for a while so Make the investment!

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Black crop blazer or Cropped tux jacket are on our must have list this spring.

Studded crop top one in Every color please‌

Skin tight black low raise Jeans or leather pants Can make any outfit go from day to night.


Spring Makeup Forecast Just because a lip color is “in” doesn’t mean it will flatter, make sure the color You pick looks good on your skin tone. Here are the colors that are on trend And look good! Light skin- go with light pinks & reds

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Olive tone- go with brights & fuchsia

Darker tones - go with nudes & brights

In Sandstone Shimmer maybelline.com

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Spring

Buns

Photographer: Rebecca Slaughter Makeup: Natosha Cooke

Get the spring bun trend looking perfect with the new INCEPTION Shampoo. It gently cleanses while Apple Stem Cells, Mica, and Muru-Muru condition and fortify the hair from within, restoring hair vitality and strengthening hair follicles. Shampoo is Paraben, Sodium Chloride and Sulfate free. Helps extend the duration of color and INCEPTION treatments Olez’s products combine the most advanced technology with the finest natural ingredients found around the world resulting in healthy, shiny and revitalized hair.


Everyday Essentials Designer Paige Hamilton “I am inspired to design simply beautiful handbags that blend function with fashion, to create time-saving, life-changing bags designed for real people to meet real needs. While many of today’s handbags are heavy, oversized and loaded with decorative hardware, my designs keep your shoulders and back healthy.” paigehamiltondesign.com .

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This Product is Made in the USA

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Review: By Mirela Cvetkovic

In today’s world, we have many choices to choose from when streaming free music. The top three most mentioned include: Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. I have successfully downloaded all three of these onto my cellphone and will give you some basic information about each; as well as review their features, ease of use, cons, advertisement frequency and give them a rating from 1-5 stars (five being the best).

1. Pandora Mission: “To play only music you'll love.” Founders: Will Glaser, Jon Kraft, and Tim Westergren Something interesting: In Greek Pandora means "all gifted".

Review: •Advertisement frequency: High •Features: Can share stations with other users, has conserve battery feature, •and has a higher audio quality feature. •Cons: Lots of advertisements, still drains battery quite a bit • (but still not as much as others if conserve battery feature is on). • Ease of use: High – easiest out of the 3 to navigate •and a very clean looking layout

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Review: 2. iHeartRadio •Motto: “Real & custom radio stations.” •Owner: Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. •Something interesting: Uses a special, exclusive, Discovery Tuner to help you control how much variety you want in your music. Review: •Advertisement frequency: Low •Features: Sleep timer, Facebook and e-mail login, Ford SYNC for Ford vehicles that have AppLink, local stations, ability to create custom stations, and Discovery Tuner. Cons: Drains phone battery. Ease of use: Medium – pretty clean layout and simple to navigate

3. Spotify Motto: “Music for every moment.” Founders: Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon Something interesting: Spotify was created in Sweden. Advertisement frequency: Medium Features: Bases radio off the playlists you have saved on your computer, can see what songs friends are listening to, and has a privacy feature where what you’re listening to is hidden from other users. Cons: Only 6 skips while listening to each radio station, can’t listen to your own playlists (unless you buy the premium version of Spotify), and drains phone battery. Ease of use: Medium/Low – Has some cool features, but can’t use any of them unless you get a premium account. Seems a little confusing to navigate at first as well and the layout is the least pleasing of all 3. Reviewed by Mirela Cvetkovic

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2013

Shows

Fashion Week Highlights Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Week was some what hard to describe. There were some very well put together collections and some horrific collections. For some of these designers I’m not sure if the economy took it’s toll on them but it seems like they have given up.

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Fashion Week Highlights Nanette Lepore Spring 2013 I enjoyed this seasons collection. The collection's hyper-bright palette, which leaned heavily on pinks, yellows, and greens, and its flora and fauna motifs. A green silk-wool floral print carried both themes particularly well.


Fashion Week Highlights Calvin Klein Spring 2013 Francisco Costa Francisco Costa closed New York fashion week with a collection that delivered. He opened with a black satin conical bustier dress, the model's belle poi trine outlined in silver. All signs pointed to the bust as this collection's focal point. Peplums played a starring role, and narrow belts accented most of the looks. A pair of puttycolored silk gazar numbers might go down as the shortest dresses this designer has ever put on a runway. I loved this collection, one of the best this season had to offer.

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Fashion Week Highlights J Crew Spring 2013 I enjoyed this seasons collection. The collection's hyper-bright palette, which leaned heavily on pinks, yellows, and greens, and its flora and fauna motifs. A green silk-wool floral print carried both themes particularly well.


Fashion Week Highlights Nicole Miller Spring 2013 I must be honest I was so disappointed with this collection stretch pants and badly made tops really do not need a runway show. If the designer is going to put this out there “Please” save us all a trip and email the look book!. As I sat there and watched these models walk down the catwalk all I could think was “where am I” Why did the models do their own hair and makeup?

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Fashion Week Highlights Rag & Bone Spring 2013 This collection was by far the worst of the week. The clothes did not fit the models, the hems were uneven and the color combo was tasteless. The shoes looked like the models brought them from home and the models that were holding a purse did not know how to carry the bag!


Fashion Week Highlights Tracy Reese Spring 2013 Can someone point me to Kmart. Say what you will about prints being the spring trend but where is the cohesiveness to this collection? This was all over the place. The entire collection only had two pieces that I found to be wearable. I’m not a fan of prints to begin with but this collection reaffirmed what I believe a few prints in a collection okay, twenty different prints in one collection not so much!

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American Made Music The original style guitars feature the standard style, asymmetrical head stock, winged bridge and bridge truss system. Revival design features a more traditional style. If you require more power, more punch, then you may want the revival design whereas the original is better suited for a finger picking style.

Breedlove Guitar Company 61573 American Loop Bend, Oregon, 97702, USA 877-800-4848

This beautiful Breedlove custom shop guitar is handmade with the utmost care and attention to detail. The combination of Bear claw Sitka Spruce for the top and Master Koa Koa for the back and sides show the beauty and character that the exquisite wood has to offer. In a true tribute to the island’s the soft cutaway Auditorium shape is a lovely curvaceous instrument bound with Master Class Ebony. The sound produced is deep and hypnotic, and its ability to develop low frequency notes without compression is unmatched. This is a great guitar for progressive and Classical styles but could easily fit into many genres. The Mahogany neck is hand finished and has an Ebony fingerboard that includes the Kim Breedlove ‘s updated Inlay rainbow man inlay pattern.

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Since 1990 Breedlove has been building acoustic guitars their own way. Carefully melding the time-tested traditional methods with modern engineering and ingenuity in an effort to build some of the most exquisite acoustic guitars and mandolins in the world.

The craftsmen at Breedlove Guitars have produced another outstanding instrument in this Brazilian Rosewood concert body guitar. This model run is Limited to only 5 pieces. This soft cutaway Concert model guitar is meticulously made, skillfully combining Brazilian Rosewood for the back, and sides and Redwood for the top. The soft satin neck is hand rubbed fine grained Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard, bridge and a Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Bound in breathtaking crimson colored Master Class Bloodwood with Abalone top purfling, this guitar also features an Abalone spoked rosette. On the fretboard you will find a very intricate Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone inlay inspired by the McKenzie river. The saddle and nut are made of bone. The hardware appointments include Gotoh X-finish nickel, and the electronic appointment is the LR Baggs Anthem. This guitar is mesmerizing, once you see it; it is hard to take your eyes off of it. When played, the Spring Limited edition C25/RB just sings. Loud and responsive especially in the lower register, it is a lively performer. A true investment piece, this guitar will delight all for generations to come.


Malibu’s Most Wanted Photographer: Teresa

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Makeup Artist: Jenny

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Jewelry: Lisa Marinucci Dress: Crown Diva ZRI Car: Tom Swift


Jewelry: Lisa Marinucci

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Jacket: Duet Boutique Jewelry: Lisa Marinucci


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Miss Malibu USA 2013 Brittany McGowan is not your stereotypical pageant girl. Intrigued by film theory, and passionate about work behind the camera, McGowan is not defined by any title or stereotype. Born and raised in Burbank, California this L.A. native surprisingly describes herself as "shy" and an introvert. "Growing up I was really shy and kept to myself, but I've always had big dreams.“ It was her shyness that inspired her to compete in Pageantry. "Pageantry was a challenge for me. It made me come out of my shell and find my confidence." What also inspired McGowan to compete was the opportunity to make an impact on teens. “I want to showcase that it’s OK to just be who you are, and be a ‘relatable’ role model for teens. That’s my goal, that’s my message—just be you,” she said. Since she has been crowned McGowan has worked hard on a personal project called My World My Way. My World My Way is a personal development philosophy made for teens dedicated to strengthening three basic fundamentals: Self Awareness, Self-Respect, and Self-Reliance. “I want to help build their self-assurance and inspire kids to want the best lives for themselves. Sometimes all that means is just listening and reminding them that they matter. That’s the kind of role model I want to be.” McGowan has already begun putting My World My Way into action by reaching foster kids through the nonprofit organization Safety Harbor Kids, as well as the Boys and Girls Club. Aside from her humanitarian efforts McGowan has a passion for film and plans to make an impact in the film industry. "I am a huge film buff, and want to eventually end up behind the camera producing and directing. Kathryn Bigelow is one of my role models. I want to follow in her footsteps.“ When asked what advice she would give to someone who wanted to compete in a pageant McGowan said she found success through “knowing herself” and having fun. “At the end of the day there’s only one girl who wins. Sometimes you’re that girl, sometimes you’re not. What’s most important is that you enjoy the process. “Pageant Competitor, Aspiring Filmmaker, and an advocate for teens Brittany McGowan is definitely more than just what meets the eye.


Must Have Pick’s In a world of mass manufacturing and disposable everything's, handmade is not only a piece of art it is a craft that was almost lost. In the past few years it started making a comeback and we want to celebrate this great restore in our culture by highlighting just a few of these amazing artists. Here is Nationalist’s picks for handmade in America.

The American Dream

Totes are a convenient way to carry an all-in-one nap time system with you anywhere you go. Has a built in pillow, blanket and padded mat along with a snap closure handle for easy handling. Also has a double pocket on the outside with snap closure. Littlerabbotts.com

Creating pretty. little. Things for a lifetime of memories. Handmade by Jennifer Allen handmadexoxo.etsy.com

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Must Have Pick’s

Sleepy Owl Hat can be custom made in any color and in sizes newborn-adult Little Ette Designs LittleEtteDesigns.Etsy.com Photographed by Erica Elizabeth

The American Dream

Crafting Tree's messenger bag is made out of quality and durable home decor fabric with think foam interfacing to keep the bag stable. It has two magnetic closures on the flap of the messenger bag six smaller pockets and one large zipper pocket on the back of the bag, perfect for keeping yourself organized. It has an adjustable strap so the bag can be worn cross-body or over one shoulder. www.etsy.com/shop/CraftingTree


Must Have Pick’s YES! These are really handmade. Can you believe it, I am obsessed I want everyone of them.

The American Dream TIGER RHINO Made of fleece. GIRAFFE Made of faux fur. All safety eyes and poly fill. 40+ different critters to choose from, prices start at $5.00, increasing by size and material. Custom orders per customer request. Personalization also available at no additional charge. Original pattern by Funky Friends Factory. Available at www.goodsmiths.com/sherry-s-cuddly-critters 40 Nationalistmag.com


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Set includes an outfit and a headband. etsy.com/people/PrettyLilFrills

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Butterfly Garden Cora Maxi dress. Available in sizes 612m, 12-18m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, and 8 Made with 100% cotton from Amy Butler's Alchemy collection. My Etsy shop is http://www.etsy.com/sh op/QuinnsCloset My Facebook page is www.facebook.com/my quinnscloset


Must Have Pick’s Losing a tooth is a huge deal to a child. Help them celebrate these milestones with a tooth fairy pillow!. An Interesting Mix facebook.com/AnInte restingMix Livi Grace Photography

The American Dream Hair diddies. and other hair accessories. I use old buttons and lace that my Grandmother Bergie saved through out her life. I continue her legacy by saving and re-using everything I can. I shop from other local and small businesses here in the US for my other materials. I really do pride myself on shopping local and keeing our money in the USA. I sell all my "hair diddies" from my Facebook page, Bergie's Buttons and Lace and out of my home in Mona, Utah. Handmade by Sadie . 42 Nationalistmag.com


Must Have Pick’s

Little DeMoura Designs handcrafts unique plush dolls and toys . These Snuggle Baby Dolls make the perfect first doll. They are soft, made of 100% cotton fabric, and have no removable parts. www.littledemouradesigns.com

The American Dream

These items can be made to fit sizes newborn to adult, each item is made to order so please allow 1 - 2 weeks for delivery. All my creations are my own, I do not use patterns, so no two are the same. Handmade by Melissa. Little Wooly Noggins


Must Have Pick’s

Wonderfully Made Clothing Co. designer fabric Handmade wonderfullymadeclothing.com

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The American Dream

All “Wendolina” rag quilts are reversible. One side is finished and the other side has exposed seams that are snipped and fray to create the shabby chic look. Both sides are made using designer 100% cotton fabrics so they can be displayed on either side. Each square is sewn with a lightweight, natural cotton batting in the middle. Every quilt is washed once to start the ragging process. They can be machine washed in cold water and machine dried. The more you wash and dry them, the raggier and softer they will become! www.wendolinashop.com


Must Have Pick’s

Bibs are the new accessories for babies. Spruce up that onesie with an adorable pea, pear or flower. Made of 100% cotton. Middle layer of cotton batting. Will fit infant to toddler. facebook.com/DanaLattus-HandmadeChildrens-Clothingand-More.

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This adorable, knotted twirl skirt is full of fun. It is made of 100% cotton fabric in vibrant colors of hot pink, green and yellow. The overskirt is trimmed in yellow rick rack and it has a comfortable elastic waist. Available in sizes 2T-8 The skirt matches perfectly with the 100% cotton, white peasant top adorned with a hot pink yo yo flower. Available in sizes 2T-8


Must Have Pick’s

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The American Dream

Elsie Dress. Sizes 3/6mths6 girls. Sweet little A-line dress with ruffle sleeves. Sizes 3/6 mths to 3T $30, Sizes 4T- 6 girls $35. Custom fabric choices. Pattern by Sew Sweet Patterns. Handmade by: Dinah Malin Owner of D&R Creations


Must Have Pick’s The Lemonade Stand Dress is a beautiful flutter sleeve party dress it is made with Riley Blake Chevron fabric and Michael Miller Gypsy Bandana Paisley and Ta Dot fabrics. It features a lined bodice, gathered skirt, and a wide sash that ties in the back.

Notions of the Heart. Is a stay at home mother of 2 little girls and this business helps support her family. Her husband is in the US Navy. Her shop specializes in children’s clothing and hair accessories.! Thank you for your support. etsy.com/shop/notionsoftheheart or www.facebook.com/notionsoftheheart

The American Dream

100% cotton, and all seams are professionally finished. Fabric is prewashed . It is also available in many other fabric combinations, and can be custom made to coordinate with your event theme or special colors. Photographed by Meghan Wiesman. facebook.com/FiveLittl eMonkeysDesigns


Must Have Pick’s adorable pair of Cheetah Baby Ballet Slippers with Matching Headband. The slippers can be either tied in a bow or wrapped around baby's leg.

kuddlebugzthreadz.com Facebook.com//TwirlsandWhirlsBoutique

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Grey and Pink Knot Tie Dress and Ruffled Capris with OTT (over the top) Bow

The American Dream

They are seamless which make them comfortable for little feet. The headband is on a foldable nylon band making it ultra soft without leaving marks on baby's head. The flower is adorned with a sparkle gem. It is available at


Tiny Talent Mia is 7 years old and from Indiana. Her outgoing personality and infectious smile make her a soughtafter boutique model. She has been modeling for boutiques for 1 year and has also walked the runway for Midwest Fashion Week for the last 2 years. When not modeling, Mia loves to sing, dance, and play with dolls. She’s a daddy’s girl to the core and a loving little sister to her three older siblings (who affectionately call her their “little monster” because she likes to play practical jokes on them). Mia loves going to school where she likes playing with her friends and is learning to read. In many ways, she is a very typical little girl…except that this little girl has very extraordinary genes. Mia was born with a very rare form of Down syndrome—mosaic translocation. Mia never lets anything stop her and continues to be an excellent example of how to love unconditionally and to be a friend to everyone.

Represented by Magical Moments Modeling magicalmomentsmodeling@yahoo.com


Skye Townsend Music

Photographer : Stephanie Schoniger - Written by Evan L. Jackson

What influences you to write music? I try to pull all of my music from every day experience. I have conversations with my friends. I wrote a record about abuse because my friend was in an abusive relationship with another one of my friends I was not aware of. And of course I was like I’m so mad I’m going to write a song. I pull everything from conversations and basic things. I get inspired by traffic, by bugs, and being broken heated. I try to pull from real life. That’s what makes it real. Can you further explain the title of your EP Vomit? It’s an interesting title. What is the meaning behind it when you say “Eat up inspiration and vomit up creation.”

[Laughs] Yes, I think naming it vomit…First of all you would go ‘why would she name it vomit? That’s disgusting. Why would she call it that?’ Vomit was a seven song EP that I felt like I spit up. Each song was either written in ten minutes, fifteen, and recorded it an hour. It got to the point where I was so inspired over the years and I built up so much and worked with amazing producers and labels and all this stuff. It got to the point I was literally spitting up mixtures of everything that I learned. [Sings] ‘Is that a full song?’

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Music

Singing to your self? Yes, I would see it in my dreams and would wake up with full songs. I’d know how the drums went and everything. It’s pretty much overall a compilation of all the things that I’ve metaphorically digested as an artist. I think it’s all the instruments I love and what I’ve learned from all the producers I’ve worked with. So I was literally spitting up records. So I decided to say vomit. Some people said that’s kind of smart. Some people were like that’s disgusting. Either way it got their attention.How did you get started on Beyonce impressions on YouTube? Those are by far the best impressions I’ve seen. Especially the video of Beyonce reacting to Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy. [Laughs] Honestly I didn’t think anything would come from it. I’ve been doing voices since I was a child. My dad on the ride to school would go ‘ok we have 15 minutes. How many characters can you get in 15 minutes?’ So that was my childhood. I would go from talking like this [southern accent] From talking like this [British accent] To speaking like Dorothy and talking like this. [Dorothy from Wizard of Oz voice] I would go from voice to voice to voice, so as a kid I didn’t know that was acting; that was school rides. So with Beyoncé, I’m just going to post a dumb video of me mimicking her and they are all improvised. I never write anything. I just put on a wig and go. I sang for ten seconds in the video and through those labels found me. The videos was on YouTube for so long that they finally watched it for entertainment and that’s how everything started. Tell us more about your music videos and how you come up with your own video concepts. I have to, I have to. I feel like that’s giving so much creative control away if someone is coming up with the video concepts. It’s your vision. I get a lot of it in my dreams or when I’m recording. With “Go Fish” I know I wanted a black and white video; kind of blurred. I wanted to flip it. I wanted an attractive guy to be the abuser because I think people always think of the ugly guys hurting women when it can be the most beautiful man in the world and that was the situation with my friend. How did you come up with the track “AK 47”? I was in a relationship with somebody and they were unfaithful. I started to have dreams about the girl. I’d hear her name and it got to the point where it would haunt me. So AK-47 I want to clear up -It’s not a song about murder and killing somebody. It’s a song about killing memories of somebody because they are infecting your head so bad you want to kill them in your head. I heard that beat and I felt like a Killer. I was like I’m going to write this crazy song. I think it’s real; you physically cannot go strangle a girl if she cheats with your boyfriend. You just have to handle it. All I wanted to do is kill her in my dreams because you’re starting to affect my everyday life and you’re not even present. I think as a woman it’s so easy to blame the woman who cheats not the man and so AK-47 is kind of battling that. So that’s why in the music video they both end up dead. Nationalistmag.com 51


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Tell us more about why you chose to do spoken word on the track “Free” and how you came up with those lyrics. It was inspired by the same person [ex-boyfriend]. For fun; some go out to parties and drink with their friends, I go to poetry lounges and sit there and just get inspired. That’s my Tuesday night. I go to the poetry lounge. I love Lauryn Hill and if you listen to her lyrics she’s a poet. Bob Marley, a poet. So I wanted to experiment. I was like, does are generation get poetry? Should I try it? Do they like spoken word? Is it annoying to them? I think its back in style to have substance. To see that people even reacted on it was so cool. I thought it was awesome. I’m going to be doing more spoken word. I’ve been writing poetry forever. What is one thing you would like your listeners, fans, and new fans to now about your EP Vomit? I want them to know that I did it by myself. A lot of people think my career got started because my dad [Robert Townsend] was in the industry. I know many celebrity kids who had things handed to them. With me I want them to know that I did the project by myself. I was in the studio long nights by myself, I wrote the records by myself, and set up my outfits by myself. It really is a beautiful thing for them to appreciate my work. What new projects do you having going forward? I am dropping a record called noreg and I’m working on my second project; my second EP. I just finished my first film and I’m also working on the second season of my show on BET. We are trying to develop it into a full series. As far as music it’s still coming from an honest place but lyrically I’m in happier place. It’s still a little bit dark but I don’t want it to be too lovey dovey. When can we anticipate your debut album? I don’t know. I’ve been working with labels since I was thirteen years old and it has not ever been the right time to sign. I’m picky about deals. I don’t think it’s about the money because money disappears then you’re screwed. I would want a label to be behind me when I drop my first album. As far as EP goes I don’t mind giving that away for free because I’m still performing and I act so that’s kind of my income. I just want people to hear it. I have visions; I have dreams. I wake up and have a full blown song and music video. I can’t have someone tell me what to sing about. Where can your fans reach you at? My twitter is the easiest way. I respond on that @skyetownsend. My website has everything downloadable. I think it’s very important to be personal because some people actually want to reach you for the right reasons. You never know who wants to get in contact with you. Photographer : Stephanie Schoniger written by Evan L. Jackson

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Odom says. "I'd rather see Slawsa's growth benefit many families by making sure we are able to give opportunities to young people that they might not have otherwise had. If I can start with my community, Chattanooga area schools, and thanking those who serve our country, we'll see where we can take it from there.“ "Our goal in the first several years is obviously sampling to as many people as possible," says Busha. "Its a big investment so we cannot thank our initial group of retailers enough for the chance they've taken on us, an unproven brand, to put Slawsa on their shelves. They've shown confidence in our uniqueness and want to be on the forefront of bringing Slawsa's flavor to their customers." Busha continues, "Likewise, the biggest compliment we can ever hope to receive from fans is for them to share Slawsa with others. We truly cannot thank them enough for supporting small business." The rest of the history is yet to be written, however, Odom ​and Busha are looking forward to sharing Slawsa with everyone who's looking for flavor in their lives! slawsa.com

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Being the best you can be- by Arnold Jones When it comes to our personal health we all know how important it is be participating in some sort of physical, mental or emotional exercise that will keep our bodies active. I really believe that we need to find a way to work all three of these aspects into our daily life on a regular basis. As I was contemplating which aspect within the large and diverse topic of health I would write about this month, I really began pondering what it truly means to be healthy. There is so much information on the internet as well as in books and magazines that sometimes I believe we have such a hard time even figuring out where or how to begin and what aspect of ourselves we should begin with. This single topic is so diverse and yet constantly changing. There are diets which include specific types of foods that have been proclaimed to have various healing abilities, as well as drinks and thousands of diet plans for us to choose from. There is also all of the marketing that is being delivered to us through various channels at any given time. There are cable networks such as DirecTV and DISH that have specific channels dedicated to health, medical research and exercise. This alone can be overwhelming. Then there are magazines from fitness to yoga which is in all books stores like Barnes and Noble, and online. All of these channels of advertisement are enough to put our minds in overload. This does not even cover books or the many other advertisement avenues that are available to us. So where do we begin? This is really the big question that looms over us daily. There are so many avenues but yet they all have one thing in common other than reading and implementing This is Music. According to the Mayo Clinic and the Huntington post music can have various effects on our bodies which range from reducing feelings of anger or anxiety to even aiding in boosting our memory and allowing us to relax so the cells within our own body are able to heal faster. The important part of listening to music is definitely selecting the genre you like and then finding music with different messages being portrayed whether with just notes or with words as well. Everyone responds to music in different ways. One study produced by Cleveland Clinical Researchers specifically targeted individuals with Parkinson’s disease and found that those which listened to pure melodies were more relaxed when undergoing brain surgery. The researchers reported that some of these patients not only demonstrated lower levels of anxiety but this also assisted in them falling to sleep faster. Surgery is a stressful thing as it is. I could not imagine having to go through brain surgery while having Parkinson’s disease. This sounds very overwhelming to me alone. I found the following information while researching this topic as well. This is quoted by researchers from the University of Maryland Medical Center in which they stated “They found a link between listening to music and heart health. The researchers found that listening to joyful music is linked to dilation of blood vessels’ inner lining, meaning more flow of blood through the blood vessels. Specifically, the diameter of blood vessels grew by 26 percent when a person listened to happy music. However, the opposite effect was noted when a person listened to anxiety-triggering music—blood vessel diameter decreased by 6 percent as a result. 54 Nationalistmag.com


Now I am not sure what these researchers mean in regards to happy music or anxiety-triggered music. I can only assume from the various types of music that I listen to that, happy music would be country or classical music as this is relaxing to me. Gangster, rap, heavy metal, and punk rock would be anxiety-triggering music in my case. This does not mean that either one of these types of music is better than the other. We all have our own music genres that we enjoy and I think that is great. This can be vice versa for you. I do believe that music is a foundation or triggering point with our inner being. The reason I say this is that if you ever pay attention to when you drive your car to work or just out joy riding. Think about what types of music you listen to when you are driving around peacefully, when you are anxious due to traffic congestion or when you have just had an argument with your spouse, family member or loved one. Also pay attention to the type of music you listen to when you exercise. I am not talking about the band name or just the genre in general. I am talking about the tone of the music, the words or melody, the rhythm, etc. I believe there is a pattern to what we listen to with various aspects of our daily lives as well as when inflictions or trials occur whether they are positive or negative ones. If you attend church really listen to the music being played from the words to the melody as well. You will notice that not all religious music is relaxing some of it brings up memories both recent and from the past. Music has a large impact on our daily lives. The next time you go for a walk around the block, in the park, in a nature reserve or in the country pay attention to the wind and listen to it. There are different pitches within the wind alone. Even though they are so delicate you can hear them if you stop and actually listen. There is the chirping from the birds, the rustling of leaves, twigs breaking, etc. There are so many different sounds that surround us daily that are relaxing, stimulating, adrenaline pushing, etc. There is also another aspect of music or noise that has probably the most prolific effect on our bodies that occurs throughout the day. This is that sound of people talking, singing, humming, yelling, etc. on a regular basis and then there is the dreadful noise of the voice in our heads. Our personal thoughts both positive and negative. I personally believe that our world as we know it is a constant drum beat of music. The biggest and hardest type to listen to is that personal voice we all have that is constantly going on inside of our heads. Once we learn how to control this then I believe we can begin figuring out how to truly find a way to become fit on all levels. Just as important is those that are around us. We need to learn to use the filters that we have been given which is tuning in positive and negative sound vibrations or music on a daily basis. Listening to the right melodies and words of a song or just enjoying the quiet hum of our surroundings is all just as important as any other aspect. Music is to our sole as exercise is to our muscles. We need to use them daily. We need to feed our bodies. Food and exercise alone will not bring us to that eternal state of happiness and health that we strive to achieve. I believe music is a very important aspect of life that we all need to embrace each and every day of our lives. Being healthy requires us to be constantly alert of our surroundings, our food intake, our exercise levels, our medical health and what type of information or to break it down further, what type of music we are putting into our bodies. Music is harmony and is there if we truly just open all of our senses and listen. -


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dam Irigoyen opens up to Nationalist about his road to success and A where it is leading him. Shake It Up is one of the highest rated television shows on the Disney network and at the ripe age of 15 actor / singer Adam has become one of the fan favorites. Not only has he been successful on set of the TV show but his music has taken off like wild fire. His Latin flair and original style has been a breath of fresh air. Adam has a bright future ahead of him and I think that it won’t be long till we see him walking up the steps to accept his first Grammy!


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Tell us about your roots and how you got started. I was born in Miami, Florida. My mom is Cuban and my dad is also Hispanic, but I was born in the Bronx, NY. I first started acting in Miami. I had the opportunity to come to LA and I begged my parents for that chance. We originally came out here for 3 months. It is now 5 years later and we have not left. Tell us where are some of your favorite places to shop. I love to shop at Top Shop. Which by the way, I am pretty excited that one opened in LA!! Now that you are on a hit TV show what parts of your life have changed? Well, other than some people coming up to me at times, not much. My parents do a pretty good job at keeping it normal for me. I still have to do chores, and clean my room, so I guess I am like everyone else. Tell us about the day you found out you landed the role. It was pretty exciting! This was the first big role that I have worked on. So when my manager came to my house to tell me, I immediately called my grandparents in Miami and told them the great news. Did you already know the other cast members or did you meet them on set? We actually met when we were testing for the show. It was one of those where you have instant chemistry with each other and it's been like that since.

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When you’re not working or doing school work what do you like to do for fun? I love playing basketball. Tell us something that no one knows about you? I am not sure if people know this about me but I love being creative and writing music. I think as time has passed by I have gotten better as a song writer. Where is your favorite place to travel? I have not had the opportunity to travel a lot because of my schedule. My goal is to travel to as many countries as possible to learn about their culture and language. Have you ever had a crazy fan moment? Yes, I've had a few but the one that stands out the most was one in Miami. A fan came up to me wanting to take a picture. She was with her father. She came up to me, put her arm around me and posed for the picture. While smiling and waiting for her father to take the picture, her father said, can I have the phone to take the picture? Her reaction to that was priceless! If you could only take 3 things to a deserted island what would they be, and why? I would take a girl, a lighter and a machete. The reason I would take a lighter is to be able to use it to cook our meals and burn a fire to keep us warm at night. And the machete would come in handy as I would need to cut wood to make our shelter. Do you consider yourself a role model? and how do you feel about being one?

I don't think of myself as a role model. I always try to be the best person I can be and hopefully that helps others. Nationalist loves to support American made products, Do you try to buy any American made products? I love to support American made products too. Tell us about your music and what we can expect this coming year. My music is pop with a dash a Latin flavor. I am actually in the studio right now and will keep you updated. Who are your music influences? I love all styles of music. But the people who influence me are Marc Anthony, Justin Timberlake and Pitbull. Tell us about any their projects you are working on Right now. I am working on Shake it Up and my new music, which by the way, can't wait to share it with everyone. 64 Nationalistmag.com


ReView She Wants Revenge She Wants Revenge was about to take the stage when the sound of a pulsating heartbeat could be felt and heard through the loud speakers. Anticipation began as heart beats, clock sounds, and the red lights illuminated the banner on the stage of a bloomed rose, the one that can been seen on the bands new album cover. The lights searched the crowd and the stage as the band began to play. The creepy instrumental music called “First Love” opened the show and is also first track on the new Album.

Adam Bravin stepped behind the keyboard while Justin Warfield swayed his hips in a sort of diabolical Elvis impression.

Warfield welcomed the crowd and they applauded him back with shouts, screams, and applause. Then the band took a moment to yell back at the crowd, saying how much they love Orange County and discussing that last appearance they had made to the OC. He said that they were going to perform a combination of songs from their two CD’s “This is Forever” the newest release from She Wants Revenge and their debut CD “This Love Forever”. Their sound is dark but not demeaning or angry and influenced by 80's dark wave acts such as Joy Division and Bauhaus.

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ReView She Wants Revenge The band did just that as they started playing their first song “These Things”. Bravin on Keys and synth produced an additional beat to give the performance more complexity and get the crowd moving. The set list heated up when they played their two most popular singles “Tear You Apart” from their debut CD. Bravin made the already grim song sound almost apocalyptic. The plucking of the guitar was overridden next to the drum machine. Some new tracks such as “Written in Blood,” and “True Romance” were highlights from the upbeat numbers of the show. To much disappointment the band did not perform their key song “Time” with their collaboration with Timberland, one of the best tracks off the “Shock Value” CD, but the concert was jam packed with energy. The show also included off the wall dance moves from Warfield jumping up and down to putting his hand on his hip and jolt back and forth in the style of a gothic hula dancer got the audience dancing along with the band. This is what pumped the large crowd made up of about 200 people. The age range of the concert was to my surprise mostly people of the college age and adults. Ranging from people in there 20’s to 30’s and beyond. The fact that it was on a Wednesday in the middle of the week eliminated some of the younger fans to be able to attend the concert. The fans danced throughout the upbeat concert filled with hipsters. Apparently their fan base ranges from middle-aged women in skintight leather pants, to 14year-old teenyboppers. Not what I expected. But, then again, neither was anything that happened the entire night. The show was great the fans were pleased and the music was dark, ending another great performance of the tour for the group She Wants Revenge. By Brett Schorr


Say Anything The lights faded down as the crowd began to cheer in anticipation for the band to take the stage. It was a full house that Monday night in Anaheim. The band took the stage and started off with their first song off their new album “In Defense of The Genre”. Say Anything has an alternative rock sound. The punk rock-inspired group sounded great live. Some would say that this is their best CD and it is even better live. The band had a great mix of slow songs, fast-paced screaming songs, punk rock songs, and sincere love songs that they rocked out to Their CD has taken their music in a whole new direction with a faster paced tempo. As the concert was in progress the crowd was going wild, forming a moshpush pit in the center of the audience. Jeff Turner was on guitar and background vocals while Coby Linder was tearing it up on the drums. The next song was a huge hit for the band “Alive with the Glory of Love” which reached number 28 on the Billboard charts. The fans all sang along with the song and shouted back the lyrics to the stage. The concert reached a mellower point when Bemis came back out onto the stage and played the rhythm guitar to the soft song “I want to Know your Plans” from the “…Is it a Real Boy” CD. They followed that hit up with “People Like You are why People Like Me Exist” which has a great band breakdown in the middle of the song. Their song “Died a Jew” has volumes of controversy. The blues style vocals talk about Jesus Dying a Jew with all of the piercing and then calling him punk rock. You can get many different interpretations out of this song. A little over an hour into their set the band left the stage and the teenage audience began chanting for them to come back onto the stage. The age of the concert attendees

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Say Anything ranged from freshman in High School to College students. The packed house full of youth was energetic and knew every word to every song. The punk rock band has catchy lyrics and a dark sense of humor. The songs they sang had a very deep meaning that was not only interesting but also relatable to the crowd. Say Anything has come along way from their debut CD and grown into performers.

The concert stayed fresh with every song they played with their hidden melodies and mid-song tone changes that keep you interested and sounding different from song to song. The lighting was all over the stage and walls and went into the ragging audience. After the last song the lights went black and the concert had ended. Fans slowly trickled out, sweaty but satisfied with the entertaining performance. By Brett Schorr

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Laura Marano Actress, singer, and songwriter, Laura Marano is what the industry calls a triple threat. Well, it doesn’t stop there with this amazing young lady. Laura also has brains to go along with her beauty. Laura opens up to Nationalist about the in’s and outs of this crazy road she has embarked on and all the fun along the way.

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In this exclusive interview we get to know a little more about this wonderful young actress. Tell us about how you got started.

Oh, it is a long story. Basically, my sister and I grew

up going to my mother's theater quite frequently. We absolutely fell in love with acting, and my sister, who was six at the time, asked my mom if we could act. Now, my mother was an actress, and thought it was a terrible business for kids to participate in; so, she said no. My sister proceeded to ask my mom every day for two years if she could act. After two years, my mother's really good friend started making my mom feel guilty, saying things like, "You support them in everything else they do; why aren't you supporting them now?" So, my mother decided to give in‌.but not completely give in. She researched agents, and found an agent that turned down kids ninety-five percent of the time. An agent that will definitely turn down her two children? Perfect! When my sister, my mother, and I went to go see the agent,

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Where are some of your favorite places to shop in California. I am a Nordstrom girl at heart, and I am also obsessed with Betsey Johnson and Free People. I just recently got into Anthropology, and I absolutely love that shop! Now that you are the star of a hit TV show what parts of your life have changed? Well, I guess the biggest part of my life is that I am just incredibly busy, which I absolutely love. I also gained this wonderful family through the show; from my amazing cast members and our awesome crew to our wonderful executive producers and the network executives, I feel so lucky to be working with such an incredible group of people. Even though it is a bit of a different experience, I am glad to say that I am still attending a regular high school, which gives me the ability to still gain some "regular" experiences. Tell us about the day you found out you landed the role of Ally. It was actually super funny how I found out that I got the role of Ally. I had tested for the show a few days prior, and I was literally flipping out. The notknowing was honestly killing me. I knew I was going to find out pretty soon, so I was just waiting for that phone call.


All of a sudden, I check my phone and find out that my really good family friend texted me. The text said, "Congrats. This is such a big deal." I was warily hopeful, and then I saw that I received a voicemail from another family friend, who was yelling on the phone saying, "Oh my goodness, this is such a big deal! I am so proud of you!" I had a feeling the reason everyone was excited was because I got the part, but of course I still did not know for sure. At that point, I called my mom and told her what was happening. She told me I got the part, and I finally let myself completely freak out.

Did you already know the other cast members or did you meet them on set? I actually have known Raini (who plays Trish on the show) for years! We did a series on Showtime together called Huff. When we saw each other at the test, we both flipped out! We both really wanted each other to get it, so we could work together again. I met Ross (who plays Austin) at the test, and I met Calum (who plays Dez) on the first day of production. Honestly, we just wrapped our second season, and it feels like we have known each other for way longer than two years. What is your favorite food and where is your favorite restaurant? I am so incredibly picky! It's actually pretty ridiculous. My favorite foods consist of GoGurt, pizza, and good old pasta. Honestly, I eat at home most of the time because my father is such an amazing cook! He makes the best pasta ever! When your not working or doing school work what do you like to do for fun? I like to hang out with friends (Barnes and Nobles is obviously where we hang out), read, and just relax. I am really lucky though, because when I am actually "working," I'm honestly just having fun. Whether it's acting on the show or writing songs, I am blessed to say that I am always enjoying myself.

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Tell us something that no one knows about you? Last year I had an epiphany about how good water is for you ( I know, I'm a little late on the update), and ever since then, I have been consuming like five bottles of water a day. I feel so much healthier! Where is your favorite place to traveled? I have traveled to Italy quite a few times, and I am absolutely obsessed with it! Italy is such a beautiful place, the people are so sweet, and the food is AMAZING! My dad is from Italy, so we usually stay with family, which is really nice! Have you ever had a crazy fan moment? Honestly, I enjoy every fan experience! It still bewilders me that I have "fans." They are always the sweetest people, and I am so lucky that they watch the show! What are your must haves in your purse? Oh, goodness gracious, I have so many things in my purse! If I told you everything I had in my purse, we would be here all day. I'll limit it to the basics: a mirror, chapstick, bandaids, hand wipes, my wallet, my flip phone, and my sunglasses.

Do you try to buy any American made products? My whole family and I definitely try to buy American made products. Honestly, when it comes to clothes, I usually only buy it if it is made in America. There is nothing like buying a shirt that's on sale, it actually fits me, AND it's made in America! I get so happy! What do you love most about being an American? I feel so blessed to be living in America, not only because of the amount of opportunity that is presented to its citizens, but also because of the open communication we citizens can have about the government. We might not always agree, but our disagreements and compromises lead us to find solutions other countries might not consider. I love America, and I am so happy that I live here.

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Conor Maynard British singer Conor Maynard is making ripples in the music industry with his debut album “Contrast” in the United States early in 2013. Maynard was made famous by uploading cover songs to his Youtube channel and attracting lots of views. He was discovered by R&B singer Ne-Yo and then signed to Capital Records. Conor is compared to the Justin Bieber of the United States while the album has flairs of Justin Timberlake inspiration. The first single from his studio album “Contrast” is "Can't Say No" an electronic club song that will have you moving in your car to the club all day and night. Conor collaborated with Ne-Yo on his current US single and video for "Turn Around" which he performed live on MTV during New Years Eve. He also teamed up with Pharrell Williams and Rita Ora for some tracks on “Contrast”.

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Conor Maynard To support the release of his debut CD Maynard did a free show for fans at the Universal City Walk. Maynard sang a mix of new songs from his debut CD while getting a warm welcome from his US fans. In the middle of the set he broke out his popular cover of “E.T.� made popular by Katy Perry. After the show he had a meet and greet where fans got to meet him and hear his sweet British accent in person. As Conor Maynard is starting to make his mark on the Billboard chats in the United States he is a huge name in the United Kingdom. By Brett Schorr

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Spring Break Destinations Miami Beach Clubs and bars pack the colorful streets and encourage night-owls to stay out until the wee hours. By day, the long stretches of beautiful sand and clear waters are nice places to work on your tan and to recover from the previous evening's festivities. Miami beach has long held its reputation as a favorite Spring Break destinations in North America. There are three reasons for that: cheap

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overnight accommodations (although they can get somewhat expensive in the all-inclusive resorts), stretches of nice beaches and plenty of nightlife. Miami is ideal for those who love the outdoors, offering serene beaches, Once the sun sets, abundant happy hour specials cater to smaller budgets, and the need to let loose

It has a tropical climate with hot humid summers and warm winters. There is a marked wet season during the summer months, with dry winters that feature much lower humidity. Nevertheless, Miami Beach receives significantly less rainfall in a given year than neighboring areas such as Miami proper and Fort Lauderdale and its proximity to the moderating influence of the Atlantic gives it correspondingly lower high temperatures and higher lows. Miami Beach is one of only a handful of U.S. locales that has never recorded snow or snow flurries in its weather history.


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