It’s A Big Time Rush Juggling Motherhood On and Off Screen for Challen Cates

March 17, 2012 by  
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Challen Cates is best known for her role as Mrs. Knight on the Nickelodeon original series Big Time Rush; she’s the clever, fun, yet sometimes clueless mom to Kendall and Katie.

Challen chats with us a bit about a typical day on set; what she likes to do on her days off, and what she has learned from playing “Momma Knight”.

Hi Challen! “Big Time Rush” is gaining fans everyday, so for those who just starting tuning in — can you tell me about your character, Jennifer Knight?

Jennifer Knight is Kendall and Katie’s single mom on the show. My character is that perfect mom that allows her kids the freedom to have adventures on their own and to explore their dreams. And she is always there for them if they find themselves in trouble and need that help that only “mom” can provide.

Would you say you’re anything like you’re character at all? What’s the closet similarity and the biggest departure? [READ MORE]

Branches Shoots the Breeze About Music and ‘Tree Hill’

February 7, 2012 by  
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BranchesFans of the television series “One Tree Hill” — and the great collection of music that fills up each episode — will most like be familiar with the band Branches. The California based band have songs that can be heard in a couple of episodes from the past two seasons of the nearly decade-long running show! We got a chance to chat with band member, Tyler about their involvement with the show, the response from the dedicated OTH fan base, and their musical style. Take some time to read and I guarantee you’ll then want to kick back to enjoy the sounds of Branches. [READ MORE]

We’re Taken Away by Skyler and his Band of Thieves

May 26, 2011 by  
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SkylerIf all of life were that great new music video you saw on YouTube, Skyler would have written the song, played all of the instruments, and directed the video.

From performing on imaginary stages during recess in the third grade, to becoming a multi-instrumentalist with a full-length album by the ninth grade, and now a up-n-comer to keep your eye. He’s got over 250 gigs under his belt, writes his own music, and just recently released his second EP, titled “Take You Away”.

Fanvasion caught up with Skyler on a rare day off to get to know him a little better and now you can too. Read our interview below, watch the video and if you haven’t already give Skyler a listen. [READ MORE]

Greg Raposo: His Musical Journey That Started with a Dream

March 30, 2011 by  
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Greg RaposoIt’s been ten years since we last saw Greg Raposo — at that time Greg was touring the country with the boy band, Dream Street; which he had been a member of for nearly three years. Since then, Greg has released a solo record, played in several bands, and performed countless shows to a slew of new fans, and dedicated followers from his “DS days”.

These days Greg wants to use his musical talent and lend his voice to give back to the community, and those less fortunate. When we caught up with Greg backstage at the “Four Years. Go” benefit in New Jersey, he talked about his musical journey from Dream Street, to the music close to his heart, and what he’s into now.

Well, obviously it’s been a long time since we’ve seen you!
It has been! It’s so good to see you guys again.

How has your musical style changed since the "Dream Street" days?
Well, since Dream Street days, a big thing would be the fact that I didn’t write Dream Street music, I just sang it. I then started to write my own music, so that in itself is going to be a pretty big change. But then as my own music, because I’ve already been doing my own thing for a little while now, that’s changed a lot through the different people that I work with. [READ MORE]

Aaron Carter: Talks New Music, Justin Bieber, and Giving Back

March 29, 2011 by  
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Aaron CarterThe world was introduced to Aaron Carter when his music career took off over a decade ago — he was still just single digits in age and battling it out on the international pop charts with his older brother Nick from the Backstreet Boys. There have been ups and downs in both his personal and professional life, we caught a glimpse of such in the E! reality television series "House of Carters" in 2006 where the cameras followed the estranged Carter siblings (Aaron, Nick, and three of their sisters) as they reconnected their relationships. Later on, Aaron showed off his fancy footwork as part of the "Dancing with the Stars" season nine cast.

These days the 23-year-old singer is back to working on his music and helping out with causes close to his heart. Check out what Aaron had to say when we caught up with him at a benefit show in New Jersey!

Tell us about the show tonight!
Yeah, absolutely. It’s just me performing by myself. It’s kind of like a one-man-band type of thing and there’s going to be all new songs. [READ MORE]

Life Unexpected’s Austin Basis

April 11, 2010 by  
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Austin BasisCalling all Life Unexpected fans! I know you’re out there and we couldn’t agree more with your love for The CW’s brand new hit drama. I got a chance to speak with Austin Basis who plays Math – Baze’s (Kristoffer Paloha) friend who been laboring a crush for Cate (Shiri Appleby) since high school! Whether you’re familiar with the show or not – you’re about to be.

Read what Austin has to say about the show, his character, what’s ahead – and what was up with those "Turtle Races".

First off when did you decide that acting was what you wanted to do?
I always felt comfortable performing in front of people and making them laugh; even as a kid. My favorite holiday was Halloween, so I tried my best to make it last as long as possible. I used to have a "Costume Chest" that I’d collect masks, wigs, hats, glasses, make-up, and capes in. And when friends came over, we’d dress up and act stuff out on my front porch for our parents. I did some musical theater in sleep-away camp and performed in school plays, but it wasn’t until college that I decided to major in theater and fully commit to being an actor. [READ MORE]

Thomas Fiss

October 23, 2009 by  
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Thomas FissWe first introduced to you Thomas Fiss when he was a member of the powerpop boy band Varsity Fanclub, but in earl-y 2009 Thomas broke away from the group to pursue a solo career. Thomas is now gearing up to release his EP and we have the scoop on his new sound and clothing line Adisson Apparel.

Hey Thomas, how are you?
Doing excellent, how about you?

Doing good, It’s been about a year since we last talked, right?
I know. [Laughs] Oh my goodness.

Wow, I mean … of course you know I’m just going to jump right in there and talk about all this with you leaving the group [Varsity FanClub]. It’s been pretty crazy. I actually spoke with Jayk, Drew, and new member TC recently, and Jayk mentioned that they had known it was a possibility you could leave the group. Was this something you had been going back and forth with or something you just one day decided wasn’t for you anymore?
Well um, yeah it was probably a couple months before … before I actually left there was just so much drama going on. [READ MORE]

V Factory

September 2, 2009 by  
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V Factory [Jared Murillo, Wesley Quinn, Asher Book, Nathaniel Flatt & Nicky Teti]Jared, Wesley, Asher, Nathaniel, and Nicky T. of V Factory checked back in with FV to talk about their new album and answer your questions (some pretty hilarious)! Asher also filled us in a bit about his brand new movie, FAME, which hits theaters September 25th. [READ MORE]

One Call

September 2, 2009 by  
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One Call [José Bordonada Collazo, Justin Thorne, AG Gamlieli & Christopher Moy]When news broke in April 2009 that NLT had officially split up, it wasn’t too long after we heard about the departure of members from Menudo — but no more than a month later fans worries were put at ease when Johnny Wright launched the new band ONE CALL featuring former Menudo members José Bordonada Collazo and Christopher Moy, along with Justin Thorne of NLT and newcomer Anthony ‘AG’ Gamlieli.

One Call has all the elements you love in a music group – great voices, smooth dance moves, catchy songs, and four heartthrob worthy boys. We caught up with Justin, Jose B., Chris, and AG on the day of their first live show at the NJ QuickChek Festival of Ballooning where they blew us away on stage! Psst: We think their song "Turn It Up" has radio hit potential. [READ MORE]

Varsity FanClub

September 1, 2009 by  
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Varsity Fan Club [Bobby Edner, T.C. Carter, Jayk Purdy, Drew Ryan Scott, David Lei Brandt]We were the first magazine to interview the LA based Varsity FanClub and we caught up with them again this summer to talk about what they’ve been up to since our last chat, their new music, and the fresh face to the ‘Club’ — T.C. Carter. Sadly, Thomas Fiss left the group in June 2009. Check out our conversation with Jayk Purdy, Drew Ryan Scott, and T.C. — we think you’ll kinda love it. [READ MORE]

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