Thursday, December 8, 2011
Chicago based singer Carlo Chapelle sings Any Other Fool as part of his debut recording Shades Of Blue. Carlo's soothing voice is perfectly suited for Dianne Warren ballad hitting the right notes of longing and regret. Shades Of Blue was recorded over three years in Chicago, Indiana and Manila and features an eclectic group of songs including several standards. Other hightlights of the the album include “God Bless the Child,” the Bergman classic “What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life”, arranged especially for Carlo by well known singer/composer/arranger, Beckie Menzie and an acapella version of “The Nearness of You”
Born in Manila, Carlo started his singing career in the church choir with THE group People, Precious and Few choir. The group toured the Philippines and was recorded by the record label, IVORY RECORDS. During recording of the album, “Ama Namin”, Carlo was asked to record for another independent LP entitled, "80's Mega Medley". It was a tribute cover album to the 80's pop hits as we were approaching 1990. Carlo’s solos were the Michael Jackson classic "Billie Jean” and the dance floor 80's hit "I Beg Your Pardon".
Moving to Chicago in 1991, Carlo has appeared at such clubs as Gentry, Cotton Club, Bailiwick Repertory Theater, Davenport’s, The Ramada Hotel, Petterino’s, while also appearing on a local cable show called “Pinoy TV”. Carlo was also honored by being the opening musical act for Philippine singing sensation, Regine Valasquez, when she toured the USA with an appearance at the Gateway Theater.
Be sure to check out Shades Of Blue cdbaby HERE:
'You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.'
I had not heard of Oscar Pistorius until I was recently flipping though this years Man Of The Year issue of GQ. I was immediately in love with the man and his story. The South African sprint runner, known as the Blade Runner and the fastest man on no legs is the world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres. Reading how Oscar has been criticized for having an unfair advantage over other athletes due to his disability and prosthetic legs was beautifully ironic!
Last two images by Tetsuharu Kubota
Oscar Pistorius official site:
Above: AJ by Darren E Black
It is sort of interesting that you can stand out by looking exactly as you are. Modeling today involves so much body shaving, body covering and digital manipulation that it is often shocking to see candid shots of models without all the primping and editing. Because of all of this, 20 year old model AJPack is considered unique by something as beautiful, yet as common, as his body hair.
As much as I love the body hair, AJ's appeal goes beyond the fur. Tall, incredible body and the face of a classic leading man, strong with delicate features with beautiful brown eyes. AJ describes himself as quiet, professional and easy going, Certainly not shy, the London model likes having fun while working and being apart of the creative process. These are some of my favorite images from AJ's portfolio.
AJ by Tony Preece
AJ by Gilles Crofta
Next two shots from Dylan Rosser
Check out more of AJ's work on:
ModelMayhem HERE: & His Official Site HERE: