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Limelight Spotlight Q&A: Ariana Grande

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If you have a tween or teen in your life, you're probably already well acquainted with Ariana Grande, the adorably bubbly, magenta-haired doll with the powerful and show-stealing voice, who plays Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon's hit music-centric sitcom Victorious. But the 18-year-old former Broadway Continue

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NL Interview: Jim Jonsin Evolves From DJ To Songwriter/Producer For Beyonce, Lil Wayne, And Britney Spears

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There's a lot that's been said and written about the singers and rappers who have hit records, but behind those hits are hardworking songwriters and producers who are instrumental in building the songs you play on your iPods. Neon Limelight had the pleasure of speaking with hit-making music Continue

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Limelight Spotlight: Hope

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Hope is a pleasantly warm and optimistic feeling of what’s to come. To desire with anticipation is to hope, according to Webster’s Dictionary. And although it may be a difficult feeling to come by during hard times, it’s a feeling that’s also resulted in great moments in many lives. (See our last Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Bruno Mars

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With the amount of success singer/songwriter Bruno Mars has experienced, it is sometimes hard to believe he is a new artist. It is even harder to believe how quickly that success has come to him. In less than a year, Bruno Mars has seen three different singles he's been involved in land in the Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Marina And The Diamonds

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On the surface, Marina Lambrini Diamandis seems like your typical pop star. She's petite, fashion-forward, and painfully gorgeous. But don't let those big brown doe eyes fool you. Take a minute to listen to her debut album, The Family Jewels, and you'll see she's quite different from the pack. The Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Aaron Fresh

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Growing up in today’s diverse, musical atmosphere, one can find inspiration and influence in many musical forms and genres. For 17-year-old Aaron Hinton-Marshall, better known as recording artist Aaron Fresh, that inspiration, with the additional influence of his Trinidadian background, provides Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Jenna Andrews

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Sometimes hard times can kill a person's dreams. Beaten by the challenges of life, their determination whittles away; their drive to succeed dissipates. Hard times did exactly the opposite for Canadian-born pop/soul singer Jenna Andrews. She came out ahead of her struggles -- financial and with Continue

Neon Limelight Interview: LA-based Crooner Joonie On Making Soul Music From The Soul

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Who says real music is dead?  Not Calvin Gary, Jr. better known as soul crooner Joonie. Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, at the age of twelve, the talented musician and his family moved to Seattle, Washington where he began to hone his gift of playing instruments and his love for music.  Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Alexis Jordan

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Having hit-making production duo Stargate (Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Beyonce) back you is great. Having Jay-Z on board is even better. But none of this matters if you don't have the talent to do these guys proud. Meet Alexis Jordan, the 17-year-old wide-eyed belter who has that daunting task. And it looks Continue

Neon Limelight Interview: Susan Justice Employs Honesty Over Gimmicks On Debut Album

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Breaking free from the confines of a sheltered childhood, Susan Justice is ready to show the world exactly who she is. With nothing but her raw, yet sultry voice and acoustic guitar, Susan's emergence in music began in the subways of New York City.  At the encouragement of a close friend, Susan Continue

Neon Limelight’s New Artist Week Featured Interview: Miguel Jontel

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22-year-old Miguel Jontel doesn't know the meaning of the word "rejection." Sure, he's faced it; with a sound that crosses genres and breaks the typical radio-friendly mold, many record labels had no clue what to do with him as an artist even if they recognized how enormously talented he Continue

Neon Limelight’s New Artist Week Featured Interview: Disco Curtis

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Pop/rock foursome Disco Curtis know a thing or two about maintaining fans. The Dallas-based teen band are known for spending hours reaching out to their growing fanbase on Myspace and Twitter, replying to every single message. It's that kind of passion that took the guys from being a little known Continue

Neon Limelight’s New Artist Week Featured Interview: VV Brown

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New Artist Week here at Neon Limelight couldn't have a better newbie kicking off the festivities. VV Brown is everything we want this week to stand for. The British chanteuse excites us with her perfectly crafted pop concoctions, her colorful voice, and her bold sense of style. Speaking with her, we Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Orianthi

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It was a dream come true. Orianthi was handpicked to join Michael Jackson on his "This Is It" comeback tour as the lead guitarist. As she attended rehearsals, practicing songs she grew up listening to, she could only imagine what the real shows would be like. Grinding her axe in front of hundreds of Continue

Limelight Spotlight: Hal Linton

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If the sunny island of Barbados can churn out kick-ass female talents like Livvi Franc, Shontelle, and, of course, Rihanna, then it has to have some top notch testosterone carrying crooners just lurking around, waiting to break into the spotlight, right? Damn right. His name is Hal Continue