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Dancer to the Stars: Ashley Cruz

Ashley Cruz; Photo Credit: Wes Klain, used with kind courtesy of the artist, all rights reserved.

Born and raised in the South Bronx by her hard working single mother; Ashley Cruz was her mothers only daugther of two children. Regularly receiving straight A’s, making honor roll, and numerous awards throughout her childhood, her extracurricular activities including dance made her family even more proud.

Beginning dancing in elementary school, talent shows, block parties, and anywhere she could find, Ashley competed and won the title of “Miss Bronx Queen of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.”  Always feeling passionate about performing, Ashely says she felt at home on the stage and in front of the camera.

Eventually, Ashley states she began taking her talents more seriously. In high school she began making her way out of the Bronx and into Manhattan. Training at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, and enrolling in some of the top commercial industry programs; Ashley realized that her passion for dance could become her career. Ashley says she  turned down a scholarship to one of NYCs most prestigious schools; NYU, taking  the risk of disappointing some of her family in order to live out her dream.

As noted in her official biography, “Refusing to do anything short of making it in the professional dance industry, Ashley Cruz infused all of her hard work, dedication, blood, sweat and tears into becoming the professional dancer and elite performer she is today.”

Ashley Cruz’s top energy, charisma, and talent has allowed her to perform on stage with some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including;  Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Meghan Trainor, and Saweetie,  among more.

Determined to follow in the footsteps of multi-talented business women such as Jennifer Lopez and Adrienne Bailon, Ashley says that she hopes to use her voice to inspire young girls in the Latin community to think big, and follow their dreams.

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5 Time Grammy Award Winner Devine Evans: An Exclusive Interview

Devine Evans and Day’nah , Photo Credit ©2018, Bruce Edwin

Hollywood Sentinel brings you an exclusive interview with 5 Time Grammy Award winning Music Producer Devine Evans, here below.

A dominant figure in the music industry for over twenty years, Devine Evans got his start in Atlanta at Left Eye Productions,  headed by Lisa Lopes of TLC.  Mr. Evans; now a five-time Grammy Award winning Producer, Songwriter / Engineer, and Emmy Nominated Composer for “The New Edition Story,” has worked with many of the world’s biggest recording artists and musicians including; The Chain Smokers, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Hans Zimmer, and Selena Gomez, among more.  Devine Evans received his most recent Grammy for his work on Pharrell Williams live version of the Billboard hit song “Happy.”

Over the past ten years, as the powerhouse behind the scenes of some of the biggest tours in music, Devine Evans has worked with stars including; The Chain Smokers, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, The Roots (2017 NBA All-Star Performance), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul tour, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour (now available on Netflix),  Pharrell Williams’ Dear Girl Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 2018 Halftime Super Bowl show, and 2018’s Coachella with Eminem, and Beyoncé among more.

Mr. Evans’ work in televised performances includes Creative Programming and Sound Design for Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance, and Creative Programming and Sound Design for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show with Justin Timberlake, at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Devine Evans

Devine Evans has further expanded in to the film industry with his work as composer for BET’s Emmy Nominated Mini Series, “The New Edition Story,” as well as “Lycan,” starring Dania Ramirez (Entourage, Devious Maids, X-Men), for which he scored and provided original sound design.

The Diary of a Songwriter 

In addition to music, Devine Evans focuses on positively impacting the music industry, as well as his community with other creative projects including his first upcoming book titled “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter.”  With this book, praised by leaders in the music industry including Queen Latifah among others, Devine Evans brings to light the sexual injustices that many female artists have encountered while pursuing their dream of a career in the music industry.

Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter, by Devine Evans, all rights reserved.

In an effort to empower these women, “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter” shares the stories of a variety of female artists’ personal experiences, as well as general advice on how to cope with and safeguard themselves against such abuse and injustice.

Listen to Part 1 of the Exclusive Interview with Devine Evans, here below:

Devine Evans, Exclusive Interview, Part 2

Visit the Official Devine Evans website at: www.devineevans.com

Read more about “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter” at: www.thediaryofasongwriter.com

For press / media, photo, interview requests, and booking for Devine Evans, contact Management and Publicity at: +1- 310-226-7176, or e-mail StarpowerManagementLLC @ gmail . com

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