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Ep 15: Brandon Alexander on Poetry, Publishing, and Creative Ownership

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Listen every week as we talk candid with everyday people about the everyday issues shaping our world and effecting our everyday lives. No topic is taboo when it comes to music, art, culture, and education. Follow us on social media and join the conversation.
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Listen every week as we talk candid with everyday people about the everyday issues shaping our world and effecting our everyday lives. No topic is taboo when it comes to music, art, culture, and education. Follow us on social media and join the conversation.
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Beyond the Music with Rene
Indie producer and songwriter Rene speaks on creativity, storytelling and his commitment to growth beyond the music.
39:17
June 10, 2019
Trending Topics: Music, Culture and Education news
Trumps Tariffs target American manufactures. Berkeley School of Music honors composers/songwriters. Halsey trending for controversy on supporting set workers. Billionaire pays graduating seniors student loans.
19:17
May 21, 2019
Why Every Penny Counts, Philippines Declare War on Trash, Jimmy Buffet Backlash in Atlanta and more.
The Blog MusicArtCulture Talks Global and Local News • The British Penny • Royal Canadian Mint Pays Tribute with New Coin • President Rodrigo Duterte Ready to Declare War on Canada • Legal Fight to Remove Confederate Statues Continues • The Birthplace of Country Music isn’t Nashville • Volunteer in Your Local Community
32:02
May 6, 2019
TSA New Rules, Easy Inspirational Reads, College Admissions Scandal and more.
TSA changes the rules in 2020 for domestic flyers. FASFA claps back at student applying for grant money after posting an elaborate prom video. And, the parents involved in college test taking scandal over look student responsibility as they take the blame for there cheating children.
27:30
April 16, 2019
Ep 27: SXSW, Billboards Top 10, 2020 Presidential Politics, Women’s History Month.
Public news, local events and music trends.
24:14
March 19, 2019
Ep26: Community Compass Feature on Networking
The Blog| Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex talks candidly about Empire star and Trumps response to Spike Lee’s Oscar win. Also, get the scoop on the main event as MACEF joined passport networking to talk community and the art of collaborating.
25:07
February 26, 2019
Ep25: Digital broadcast personality discusses importance of mentoring & cultivating relationships.
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex with special guest Andy (@A_PlusLA) shares how his early development as a radio intern lead to mentoring Los Angeles youth in broadcast media. Using his platform as a bridge to cross promote other creatives and showcase their skills, he has also proven to be a great leader as an advocate for education and literacy through his own career inside the broadcast studio and in the classroom.
55:03
February 19, 2019
Ep24: Super Bowl recap, Grammy Awards, Cultivation entrepreneurship, & states with worst schools.
Recap on the Super Bowl, Grammy performers, why creatives should stay open to differing options, and the advocacy group that rated US public schools noting low accountability for private schools wanting access to public tax money to educate on vouchers.
44:42
February 5, 2019
Ep23: Fresh Food, healthy habits, & how a little bit of exercise goes a long way.
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex recaps on weeks events.
26:47
January 29, 2019
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex talks sports, music, and community on MLK Day.
4 top reasons to buy #local. New found hope for #cheerleaders as the #LARams make it to the #SuperBowl . Universal #Music Group drops RKelly.
27:28
January 21, 2019
Ep21: Billboard, Paris Ballet, Biochip Branding, Canadian Hospitality, Marriage & Millennials, more.
Host: @DominiqueLaruex shares twitter survey results @macefpublicarts asking if people are still willing to support award winning singer songwriter Robert Kelly after watching the lifetime documentary #survivingRKelly . #JointheConversation #musicartculture . #Music from Billboard, who’s performing for #SuperBowl & Grammy news. International Paris Opera Ballet drops dancer Sergei Polunin after gender bias social media post. Developing #European business people become early adopters of biochip receiving implants. #Canada air traffic controllers buy pizzas for their #American counterparts effected by #US Govt Shutdown. Meanwhile, Cosmopolitan suggests that #millennials will marry for #money.
52:24
January 14, 2019
Ep 20: Defining Goals and How to Accomplish Them Throughout The Year
Create a list of goals. The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex has #tips to energize the old you to accomplish #new things. Define your #passion points and #explore your own life #goals to get the best out of everyday this year. #jointheconversation #musicartculture
32:45
January 8, 2019
Ep 19: 3 Ways to practice gratitude, Why the best gifts don’t have the biggest price tags, & more!
Happy Holidays from your favorite podcast! Merry Christmas • Happy Hanukkah • Happy Kwanza. The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex gives easy steps to prepare your mind year around for gratitude, gift giving, and workplace kindness during the holidays. Also, end of the year advice to help you take on the new year with a new you.
33:15
December 24, 2018
Ep 18: Dance Choreographer Destini Rogers talks inspiration passion & persistence.
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex talks with Destini Rogers as she shares her passion for the art of dance and the personal journey that lead to her mainstream success in Los Angeles for the pop culture phenomenon On Fox: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Join the conversation for the blog #podcast #musicartculture as she educates us on the future of #dance and the top 5 misconceptions of dance.
56:20
December 18, 2018
Ep: 17 - Holiday Songs Back on #Billboard 100, #USA GYMNASTICS files #Bankruptcy & more.
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex talks #music, #art, and #culture news. Discover top 10 fast foods to avoid, according to Food&Wine. And find out which music artists head back to the top 40 on the charts... I’ll give you a hint: ‘everybody knows...’. And, get the latest update on the USA Gymnastics probe and why they chose to file for bankruptcy. #JointheConversation on Twitter .@macefpublicarts #musicartculture
42:29
December 11, 2018
Ep 16: Holiday Retail Therapy, Xmas Anxiety, Ways to Reduce Debt at the End of the Year, and More.
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex talks candidly about replacing retail therapy with volunteering and great gift strategies that can help save money towards the end of the year. If your looking for ways to improve your interpersonal relationships, take notes on the top 3 ways to expand your social circle by reduce negative experiences in interpersonal relationships. Like the episode, share with a friend.
50:43
December 4, 2018
Ep 15: Brandon Alexander on Poetry, Publishing, and Creative Ownership
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @DominiqueLaruex talks with BoardHouse Publishing founder Brandon Alexander about the importance of mentorship and building gateways to financial freedom for new writers.
51:32
November 27, 2018
Ep 14: Music teacher talks PHD research
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex speaks with special guest Ontario a local music teacher pursuing a PHD to preserve cultural narratives of African American storytellers in music.
31:31
November 20, 2018
Ep 13: Life Lessons, Career Moves, and How to Develop as an Entrepreneur.
The Blog | Music Art Culture host @dominiquelaruex talks with Illinois native Tamika Medrano about how early entrepreneurship and life lessons transformed her outlook on career and family. Join the conversation on Twitter: @macefpublicarts
39:10
November 6, 2018
Ep 12: Cultural Appropriation, Freedom of Speech, & Breaking Stereotypes
Megyn Kelly dismissal from NBC opens larger conversation regarding race, ethnicity, and religious sensitivity.
59:31
October 30, 2018
Ep 11: Local Music Producer Videographer Hoota
This week special guest creative and Long Beach, Ca native Hoota comes to the blog to talk his journey into music and video production.
27:09
October 15, 2018
Ep 10: Tolerance, Diversity, and LA
Exploring levels of tolerance in a culturally diverse city like Los Angeles, CA
59:47
October 9, 2018
Ep 9: Online Dating and Social Media Safety
Top 5 Online #Dating and Social Media #Safety Strategies
1:00:03
October 2, 2018
Ep 8: Bullying
This episode we explore 3 types of #Bullying recognized by the US Government and behavior tips to identify a potential victim or #bully. Join the conversation to learn how you can #stopbullying from the classroom to the chatroom. #musicartculture
1:03:37
September 18, 2018
Ep 7: Back to School Pt 2 #girls #dating #socialmedia
Mother gives perspective on how she keeps open communication with her teenage girls. And, gives tips on how to monitor social media.
27:54
September 11, 2018
Ep: 6 - Books, Billboard News, and Tips on Managing Anxiety
Join the conversation as we talk 1st annual #backtoschool giveaway and breakdown chapter 1 of a best selling book on individual authenticity while playing some of your favorite songs. #music #art #culture #macefpublicarts
29:02
September 2, 2018
Ep5: Back to School, Aug 14th
DressCode, hygiene, behavior strategies to get parents ready for the school year.
40:39
August 14, 2018
Ep 3: Relationships
Real talk on relationships with guest Calvin Donte
41:14
July 9, 2018
Ep 2: Random
Entertainment news and 5 essential tips that keep kids learning inside and outside the classroom.
32:11
June 25, 2018
Ep 1: Online Dating - Love or Lust?
Popular dating apps and social media has evolved the modern day relationship. But, does on line dating work for everyone? Mo from Bangladesh shares his thoughts on modern dating trends in live interview with host, Dominique.
11:56
May 31, 2018
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