New Episodes of Blogtalk Hollywood: Stories of hard-work, inspiration, and success
By MJ Racadio
(Los Angeles, California, November 16, 2020). After several months of hiatus, the highly anticipated Season 13 kick-off of Blogtalk with MJ Racadio with new segments of Blogtalk Hollywood, America’s first Fil-Am Hollywood entertainment podcasting show will be on iTunes, Spotify and other major podcast platforms this Friday November 20, 2020. The kick-off episode, an interview with Ruben and Janet Nepales, Hollywood power-couple, who are both members of Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and executive producers of Golden Globe Awards 2020. What is going on in the film industry? Can Golden Globe Awards will roll-out the red carpet on February 2021? Tune in! for answers this Friday. Plus Ruben will reveal his biggest project to date.
Another historical moment for Filipino-Americans because Yellow Rose has been distributed by Sony Pictures early October this year. Who is the director behind it? None other than, Diane Paragas, an award-winning Director. What inspired her to work on Yellow Rose? Tune in! this Friday for a double episodes.
About Diane Paragas
Diane Paragas is an award-winning director, editor, cinematographer and
producer of commercials, narrative features and documentaries. She owns
and operates Civilian Studios a Brooklyn based production company.
She is most known for her documentary, Brooklyn Boheme, a feature-
length documentary about an African American arts movement that she
made in tandem with writer and critic Nelson George featuring Spike Lee,
Chris Rock and Rosie Perez to name a few. After being the first documentary to open the Urbanworld Film Festival, the film was acquired by Showtime and went on to win the Black Reel Award for Best Documentary. Paragas just completed a narrative feature film, Yellow Rose, about an undocumented Filipino-American teen pursuing a dream to become a country music singer. The film won the Cinematografo Originals Grant and the NYWIFT Ravenal Production Grant. She is also in pre-production for a bold feature documentary about a wrongfully convicted illegal immigrant.
(Sacramento, California) June 26, 2020. There has been a long-held dream beating in the hearts of both the members of 4th Impact and within the hearts of their fans also known as the Dreamers.
That dream has been for the girls of 4th Impact to not just make their 1st album, but to also become known in the USA, to have their music aired on US radio, to be signed to a major label within the USA, followed by a concert tour within the USA, and finally a World tour.
As the 5th Anniversary of 4th Impact nears, and 5 years since their 1st appearance on X-Factor UK, that long-awaitedd dream is now starting to become a reality.
It was recently announced by 4th Impact that they are now working with the team of Dan Mathews, Sam Michaels (Klubjumpers), MJ Racadio and Mark Daniels on their 1st Single being specifically produced for the US market and Billboard.
So how significant is this announcement?
Dan Mathews is Grammy Nominated and is well known as a top music producer within the United States. Dan Mathews and Sam Michaels form the team Klubjumpers and their music has hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts countless times.
They’ve worked with many Grammy award-winning performers such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey,
Pussy Cat Dolls, Enrique Iglesias to name a few, and were behind the success of Jason Derulo who’s music under Klubjumpers went Platinum four times.
As the girls of 4th Impact shared to Dan, they have always dreamed big, that someday they could actually be as big as Destiny’s Child.
During a recent meeting, Dan shared to the girls of 4th Impact that this will be a step by step process to reach their ultimate dream and vision for the group.
Dan also told the girls that even for himself it was a long step by step journey and did not happen overnight. But with patience and hard work dreams and goals can be reached.
But already another part of their dream has come true as 4th Impacts first original single K(no)w More is already being played on airwaves within the United States.
The Abbie Knights Morning Show on 105.9 FM in California has become the First US radio show and station to play music by 4th Impact.
Abbie Knight has been very moved by the love and support of the Dreamers who write and call into the station to share their stories about 4th Impact.
Abbie recently posted a message directly to the girls of 4th Impact on her morning show fan page “Ladies you are so talented! I look forward to speaking with you soon!”
Two Dreamers that are cherished by the Dreamer community took the time to share with me their stories. Saab from Frankfurt Germany had this to say: “I’ve been a Dreamer since 2019 when I saw them perform twice in Frankfurt, Germany. I was so fascinated by their exceptional voices and harmonious singing that I couldn’t help but become a Dreamer. What inspires me the most is the fact that they had to start from the bottom and despite setbacks, they kept believing in themselves and their message is to never give up. 4th Impact loves their Dreamers and it’s fun to be a part of this large family. I can no longer imagine a life without 4th Impact.”
And finally from a Dreamer that is so well known within the Dreamer community Mife/Efim. Many Dreamers feel she is an honorary 5th Impact.
Efim has attended and filmed countless performances of 4th Impact for Dreamers around the world to view later.
“The 1st time I saw 4th Impact was way back in 2015 when I was working at a tv station. They are so kind and down to earth. Even if I’m tired from work I choose to attend their shows. I remember once I fell asleep on the floor in the waiting area. I’m so happy seeing them perform. 4th Impact is my happy pill. To be honest when I’m stressed all I have to do is see them perform. It’s all worth it!”
Now other people within the United States are discovering what the Dreamers have known, felt, and experienced with 4th Impact. With their 1st single produced by Dan Mathews and Klubjumpers within the USA for the Billboard and US markets currently in production, for their 1st song K(no)w More now being played on US radio soon, many other long-held dreams may become a reality.
Stay tuned for more exciting news…
Remember with faith, hard work, and never giving up, that’s when dreams really can become a reality.
#EntertainmentVlog: When Rising Superstars meets The Fashionista. #4thImpact has made history in XFactor U.K.,(Most Viewed Audition), Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, and Rising Superstars according to the Abbie Knights Morning Show of 105.9 Rhythm FM. Historical moments in the U.S. What’s next for these talented ladies? Learn some fashion tips during quarantine with Nikka the Fashionista. E-Vlog Lesson of the Week. Music & Fashion Episode. June 28 at 10PM (California Time) June 29 at 1PM (Manila Time) Kindly subscribe to #EagleNewsPH Youtube Channel. https://m.youtube.com/user/EagleNewsPH Watch all current episodes.Eagle News Live on FB I #EagleNewsLive
From Blog Diaries to Red Carpet in Hollywood
A true confessions of MJ Racadio
A typical day, reading like a book worm and writing until my eyes turned red. This how I called it studying like no tomorrow. While in school for business, maintaining a good GPA was not a joke. Guess what? Drinking caffeine kept me awake or alert most of the time. The exciting and interesting part of the journey was writing and recording blog diaries to relieve stress kinda like a venting machine so to speak. Little did I know this confession turned into more serious matter.
Absolutely stunned, with the results of creating something bigger than I thought. Asked myself if can invite someone who are influential in any field, and interview them. Perhaps every audio recording serve as motivation or inspiration whomever can listen to my little podcasting. First ever episode focused on how to stay fit with special guest from Singapore her name was Charissa,(Fitness Mentor/Nurse) the feedback was good. Just kept going, invited more guests within a week of May this year. Most invitations obliged to be part of the show. Kinda overwhelmed with all the responses imagine influential people said yes to invitations in a matter of days or better in few hours.
From Broadway PR to Hollywood journalist, the producer of the Talk and Billboard Charts Producer. Decided to create a simple vision which is empower, inspire, and one person at a time. The most exciting part was meeting people whom I’ve interviewed. Kinda like a dream, first encounter with influential people in Hollywood was amazing experienced. In particular, Janet Nepales was warmed and very personable. We went to a coffee shop by Los Angeles Financial District, the funny part was when the barista misspelled her name to Shannon, we were laughing out loud. She said “Why you all dressed up” replied “I’m going to do some interview with you to celebrate Season 1 of #Blogtalk”. Told her would like to celebrate it with her. Surprisingly, toured me around downtown and took me to a very nice Italian Restaurant. The place packed with people, the hostess sat us down in her usual seating. Felt like I was a celebrity that day because Janet only interviews the biggest movie star on the planet. Spending time with her really made my show credibility went off the roof. After two months, Season 2 of #Blogtalk,
Are you a tech savvy? According to PEW Research that 58% American adults own smartphones as of January 2014, they make good use from texting, getting directions and browsing the Internet. A creative artist/mentor/disc jockey MJ Racadio took advantage of technology to broadcast his latest show called #Blogtalk with #MJRacadio- think blogging meets podcasting. The show concepts are providing quick tips from time management to how to budget your money? as well as live interviews from Broadway publicist to Hollywood Foreign Press, celebrities, and new discovery talents like #Redband #BreeZee . In addition, #Blogtalk with MJ Racadio premiered April 26, 2014 powered by Soundcloud App. MJ said: “3 years ago it’s just a regular Blogtalk because that time busy with school & work so wanted to Blogtalk instead of writing, served as venting outlet so to speak I realized that I can share variety of topics back-up with research and mentoring other talents & encourage creativity I’m so glad this type of medium empowers the young generation not just using regular social network but inspiring other people via #Blogtalk .” Listen to his upcoming shows throughout
Summer 2014 Episodes
Here are the line-up of Special Guests Charissa- Nurse/Singer-April 26
Red Band: Indie Band- May 10
Armi Guzman: Diva-May 18
Oliver Oliveros: BroadwayWorld PR- May. 25
June 01 Travis Kraft – YouTube Superstar June 08- Lance Raymundo- Actor/Singer/Songwriter ForTenors- Performer
June 15-Stephanie Reese- International Broadway Star
June 22 Janet Susan Nepales- Hollywood Journalist/Writer & Ruben Nepales: Former Chairman Hollywood Foreign Press Association
June 29-Jackie Chavez- Acoustic Gem & Joe Bermudez: worked with Grammy Award Winning Artists like Kelly Clarkson & Pink
July 06-Marc Nicolas- Emmy Nominated Producer of the Talk on CBS/Host of On Your Marc – Lifestyle Network
July 13- Fe De Los Reyes- Comediva
July 13- Joey Guila- Stand-Up Comedian
July 20- Sharon T- International Dance Diva & Vangie: NP Diva
July 27 – Kara Birkenstock: Host of Style Bites- Lifestyle Network & Marc Versoza- Student
Aug. 03- Raul d’Ablaing Producer/Composer
Aug. 03-JD Charisma- Performer/Actor/Songwriter
Aug. 10- Ryan Lazo- Reporter/Producer Aug. 10- & Kenley Filarca: Entrepreneur Aug. 17 – Rius – Performer/Songwriter & DJ QBert: America’s Best DJ 2010
Aug. 24- Bree Zee- Performer & Kim- Singer/Musician