Category: Features

New Music Blast Off! #7 – Boo Spence and Ariel

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In order to commemorate Memorial Day, we are featuring two great songs honoring the brave folks that serve in the armed forces.

First is Boo Spence’s “I’ll Think of You,” followed by Ariel’s “American Hero.” Ariel also has two other great tracks playing on Teens Wanna Know Radio as she has been featured on our New Music Blast Off in the past.

Please support all of our featured artists by spreading the word about them, liking their social media profiles, watching their videos on YouTube, and buying their music!

This Week’s BLAST OFF Tracks:

Boo Spence – “I’ll Think of You”
http://www.boospence.com/

Ariel – “American Hero”
http://www.arielsofficialmusic.com

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SAG Foundation BookPALS 20th Anniversary

We hit the SAG Foundation BookPALS 20th Anniversary Celebrity Story Time to bring you some footage and interviews with Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock” and “Wreck-It Ralph”), Karam Brar (Disney’s “Jessie” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”), and Kaitlyn Dever (“Last Man Standing”).

Also reading to the kids in attendance were BookPALS founder Barbara Bain (“Mission Impossible”) and Joshua Rush (“Parental Guidance”).

BookPALS

Website: http://bookpals.net

Jack McBrayer

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1442113/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Jack-McBrayer/183228931698492

Karan Brar

Website: http://karanbrar.com/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3557613/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheKaranBrar
Facebook: https://facebook.com/KaranBrarFanPage
Youtube: http://youtube.com/user/forkaranbrar

Kaitlyn Dever

Website: http://kaitlyndever.com/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3239803/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaitlynDever
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Kaitlyn-Dever/334615703237805
Youtube: http://youtube.com/user/KaitlynDeverOfficial

LA Times Festival of Books with Gennifer Albin, Cassandra Clare and More Interviews

The LA Times Festival of Books is the largest event of its kind in the US. Over 100,000 people come together at the University of Southern California to enjoy book signings by authors, celebrity sightings, and lot of family-friendly entertainment.

Teens Wanna Know’s Michael, Nathaniel and Keira Peña visited and spoke with lots of great people, including Cassandra Clare “The Mortal Instruments”, Gennifer Albin “Crewel World” trilogy, Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc “Switched at Birth,” Lani Hall Alpert “Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories,” Donnell Jones “Freedom Bird,” Emily Hermosillo “Adventures in Terasleen” trilogy, Barbara Miller “Lily Lemon Blossom,” Abbie Schiller “The Mother Company,” Ruby (Kelsey Collins) “Ruby’s Studio,” David Kirk “Miss Spider,” Margaret Talbot “The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father’s Twentieth Century” and reporter for the New Yorker, and the LA Galaxy Street Team.

Cassandra Clare

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3673996/
Website: http://cassandraclare.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Cassandraclare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassieclare

Gennifer Albin

Website: http://genniferalbin.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/genniferalbinbooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenniferAlbin

Vanessa Marano

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1404825/
Website: http://vanessa-marano.info/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/VanessaMaranoFanPage
Twitter: (not her but her fans) https://twitter.com/VanessaMDaily

Katie Leclerc

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1813088/
Website: http://katieleclerc.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/officialkatieleclerc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katieleclerc

Lani Hall Alpert

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355810/
Website: http://lanihallalpert.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/HerbAlpert
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaniHallAlpert
YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCvzR_VFnVkgN6ahrFFxmrXw

Donnell Jones 

Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Bird-by-Donnell-B-Jones/103034173116062
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/freedombirdbook

Emily Hermosillo

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Terasleen-Book-1-Key/dp/1456889060

Barbara Miller

Website: http://lilylemonblossom.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/lilylemonblossom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LilyLemonBlossm
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/LilyLemonBlossom

Abbie Schiller

Website: http://themotherco.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheMotherCompany
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMotherCo

YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/TheMotherCompany

Ruby (Kelsey Collins)

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2637702/

David Kirk

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1741238/
Website: http://davidkirktreehouse.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/davidkirkauthor

Margaret Talbot

New Yorker Bio: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/margaret_talbot/search?contributorName=margaret%20talbot
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Talbot

New Music BLAST OFF! Week 6 – Abi Ann, Matt Ryan King & Ashlee Keating

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We took a week off last week, so this week are are back with THREE talented performers. Welcome Abi Ann, Matt Ryan King and Ashlee Keating to the New Music BLAST OFF! and heavy rotation this week on Teens Wanna Know Internet Radio. Please support all of our featured artists by spreading the word about them, liking their social media profiles, watching their videos on YouTube, and buying their music!

This Week’s BLAST OFF Tracks:

Abi Ann – “Silence” and “Shooting Star”
http://www.abi.fm/

Matt Ryan King – “Not a Love Song” and “Life is One Big Party”
http://mattryanking.com/

Ashlee Keating – “Helluva Ride”
http://ashleekeating.com

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Tyler Champagne Interview

Teens Wanna Know’s Nathaniel Peña and Keira Peña had the chance to speak with 9-year-old actor from “The Client List” (and major Minecraft fan) Tyler Champagne. Find out what he thinks about poodles driving monster trucks and more in this entertaining episode!

Teens Wanna Know’s Nathaniel Peña and Keira Peña had the chance to speak with 9-year-old actor from “The Client List” (and major Minecraft fan) Tyler Champagne. Find out what he thinks about poodles driving monster trucks and more in this entertaining episode!

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Since Tyler is such a Minecraft fan, we made some skins in his honor: download and play as Tyler, Nathaniel, and Keira in Minecraft!
Tyler: http://www.minecraftskins.com/skin/1962194/tyler-champagne/
Keira: http://www.minecraftskins.com/skin/1962221/keira-pena—teens-wanna-know/
Nathaniel: http://www.minecraftskins.com/skin/1962242/nathaniel-pena—teens-wanna-know/

Tyler Champagne

IMBD: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3914078/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tylerchampagne1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealTylerChampagne

Riley Magnuson – Young Entrepeneur

******Scroll down to find out how to win one of three original, autographed Chuck the Duck toys!

Young entrepeneur Riley Magnuson shares how he came up with the concept of his new toy Chuck the Duck and advice for other teens who wish to start their own businesses in this episode of Teens Wanna Know. Interviewed by Michael Pena.

For more info on the product, please visit http://ChuckTheDuck.com

How to enter to win a free original, hand-stamped and autographed Chuck The Duck toy:

1. Take a picture of a duck with your cell phone. It can be any duck, even one you draw, one you find on the Web, your friend making a duck face, or your cat in a duck suit (like the rest of the Internet, we like cat photos). Keep it FAMILY FRIENDLY!!!
2. Tweet or Instagram it, tagging @teenswannaknow.com so we can see it, and explaining why you think your duck should win in your tweet.
3. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and/or Instagram, we will follow back!
4. You have until Friday night, May 10, 2013 11:59 p.m. to get your duck picture in.
5. We will ask Riley to pick the three entries he likes the best, and we will contact the winners on Monday!
6. Only open to those in the United States, we cannot ship these overseas.
7. Only one entry per person.

LET’S SEE SOME DUCKS!!! : )

(promotional consideration has been provided to Teens Wanna Know by Chuck the Duck)

New Music BLAST OFF! Week 5 – Ariel & Jillian O

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This week we are featuring two extremely talented singers. Welcome Ariel Fournier and Jillian O to the New Music BLAST OFF! and heavy rotation this week on Teens Wanna Know Internet Radio. Please support all of our featured artists by spreading the word about them, liking their social media profiles, watching their videos on YouTube, and buying their music!

This Week’s BLAST OFF Tracks:

Ariel – “Breakthrough” (with J Buzzi) and “Had Me at Hello”
http://www.arielsofficialmusic.com

Jillian O – “Can You Feel It, “”Lighter,” and “When I Hate You”
http://jilliano.com

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29th Annual S.T.A.G.E. L.A. Red Carpet Interviews

We hit the streets once again to cover the red carpet for an amazing event, the 29th Annual Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) at the famous Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening was a benefit for Aids Project Los Angeles (APLA), a charity which helps those with HIV/AIDS.

Celebrities who shared their views on the current state of HIV/AIDS research and personal stories include George Gray (The Price is Right), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood), Jo Anne Worley (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In), Bruce Vilanch (6-time Emmy Award Winning Writer), Mary Jo Catlett (Mrs. Puff on Spongebob Squarepants), Bret Lockett (NY Jets), Mackenzie Bourg (The Voice), Jack McGee (The Fighter), John McDaniel (The Rosie O’Donnell Show), Alex Newell (Glee), Michael Becker (Celebrity Photographer), and Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life). We also spoke with HIV positive Christian Dunlap who gave advice to other HIV positive people.

Aids Project Los Angeles (APLA)

Website: http:// apla.org
Facebook Fan Page: https:// facebook.com/AIDSProjectLA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aplatweets
YouTube: http:// youtube.com/user/APLAvideo

George Gray

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm0336426/
Website: http://georgegray.com/joomla/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/georgegray1313
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGeorgeGray

Carolyn Hennesy

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm0377321/
Website: http://carolynhennesy.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/pages/Carolyn-Hennesy-Fan-Page/219399211420702
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolynhennesy

 Jo Anne Worley

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm0941506/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/pages/Joanne-Worley/111552124933

Bruce Vilanch

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm0897358/
Website: http://wegotbruce.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/pages/Bruce-Vilanch-We-Got-Bruce/309722945788890
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBruceVilanch

Mary Jo Catlett

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm0146181/
Website: http://maryjocatlett.com/

Bret Lockett

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm5224363/
Website: http://bretlockett.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/bretlockettfans
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BretLockett26
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/GetItAllCamp

Mackenzie Bourg

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm5555704
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/listen2mackenzie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bourgmackenzie
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/listen2mackenzie

Jack McGee

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm0569079/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejackmcgee

John McDaniel

IMDB:
Website: http://johnmcdaniel.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/pages/John-McDaniel/125288137482952

 Alex Newell

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm4571658/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/pages/Alex-Newell/207651469253238
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ANew92
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/bcdada/videos?view=0

Michael Becker

Website: http://michaelbeckerphotography.com/

Charlotte Rae

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm0705989/

Christian Dunlap

New Music BLAST OFF! Week 4 – Brooke Rose & Katia Nicole

TWK New Music Blastoff brooke & katiaThis week we have two vocalists with very different styles (pop/rock and dubstep), and we think you are going to love them both. Welcome Brooke Rose and Katia Nicole to the New Music BLAST OFF! and heavy rotation this week on Teens Wanna Know Internet Radio. Please support all of our featured artists by spreading the word about them, liking their social media profiles, watching their videos on YouTube, and buying their music!

We have also added new music from Pink, Rihanna, Psy, Demi Lovato and lots more to keep the playlist fresh – so tune in!

This Week’s BLAST OFF Tracks:

Brooke Rose – “Alibi” and “Get Out of My Way”
http://www.mybrookerose.com/

Katia Nicole – “The Girl Can’t Help It”
http://www.katianicole.com

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