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Hey All :0)
I just got back about a week ago from being in LA for the Grammy’s! It was so amazing being out there during all of the excitment! My hair stylist/sponsor Oriana Harris of Salon Marc Harris came with me for the week and we totally worked it, lol! We went to a variety of Pre Grammy parties including The Senate Music Group’s, Jermaine Dupre’s and Vibe Magazine’s. There were many celebrity sightings (I def had to wipe the star struck look off my face when I randomly realized I was standing right next to Usher, LOL! ) but more importantly, we got to network with some very important and accomplished people in the game (you know I had my business cards ready!). That alone made the trip worth it :0)
For the Grammys I wore a dress custom made for me by local Boston designer Polina Pantuyshina- http://www.pantyushina.com/ – my hair was done by my sponsor Oriana Harris of Salon Marc Harris on Newbury Street- www.salonmarcharris.com – and my makeup was by LA makeup artist Joanne Kang. I def got teary eyed when I was getting ready- going to the Grammys is something I have dreamed about since I was a little girl.
At first our seats were… Well, not that great lol. But, I was just grateful to be there. Then, about halfway through the show, my friend Printz hit me up and asked if we wanted to come to one of the VIP suites… We were like UMM, YES! So, we had to wait till commercial break to leave our seats because that’s the rule there. The suite was freakin amazing! We were with the owner of the Grammy record label, so we had literally the best possible view, right in the center of the floor! Not to mention the free champagne, oer d’oeuvres and desserts… We were just like omg is this real life?! Lol! Afterwards we went to the official Grammy Afterparty, which was pretty fun as well.
Another teary-eyed moment for me was seeing one of my very good friends, Sean, with my friend Kevin, performing at the Grammys with Justin Timberlake and Jay Z. Sean plays trumpet and Kevin plays trombone, they both went to Berklee College of Music with me. Oriana and I went to hang out with them the next day and we were reminiscing of all the fun times we had in Boston… I can’t really explain the feeling I had when I was watching Sean on stage with JT, I’ve only had it a couple of times in my life, but it’s like this: you see someone you know so well work there asses off for a long time at something they are passionate about and finally one day you see them on stage performing the freakin Grammys. I was just so overwhelmed with pride…
My last night in LA I went to go visit my good friend and talented producer/engineer/songwriter/musician Devine Evans at the studio. Although Devine was the very reason I even got the opportunity to go to the Grammy’s, I didn’t get to hang out with him very much at all when I was there because he was also a part of the production of Justin Timberlake’s Grammy performance, not to mention he was the main man behind his songwriting team The Senate- www.thesenateonline.com – Pre Grammy Party which was quite the production itself! When I was at the studio, I got to hear a sneak peek of The Senate’s upcoming mixtape “Red Moon” and all I have to say is this: absolutely amazing. Oh, and I can’t forget that when I left the studio to use the bathroom, I found myself standing outside of Alicia Keys’s rehearsal which was happening in the very next room! My heart was pounding so hard lol… I love me some Alicia Keys :0)
You can check out photos from my LA/Grammy adventures on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/melissajanesings (if you haven’t already, please “like” my page while you are at it ;0) Please stay tuned for more on my journey to the top of the charts :0)
Melissa Jane xoxo
By Stephanie Burke
Hello readers. I just wanted to take a minute and update you on some new exciting things happening with Coffee with Caesar (CWC). Some of you may have noticed a new page added to the site, Coffee with Caesar Productions. CWC has branched out into documentary film making. As you know CWC is about more than the written word. We want to be involved with every facet of media possible to bring you the best information possible.
Our first project for Coffee with Caesar Productions is a documentary, The Melanie Melanson Story. Some of you may remember the piece I wrote about Melanie’s disappearance. We at CWC are honored to be involved with such a great project. We are working in conjunction with Dark Irish Productions to shed some light on Melanie’s disappearance….a 23 year mystery that has yet to be solved.
In addition to CWC Productions you may have noticed some new faces on the site. Over the last month we have welcomed a couple of new contributors. Melissa Jane – a rising pop star sharing her journey with our CWC readers. Melissa Jane will be updating us and taking us through her journey to stardom. In addition to Melissa we have added Tedd Emelianov. Tedd is a recent college graduate having received degrees in philosophy and economics. Tedd is a unique voice with interesting views and opinions to share with the CWC readers. Both Melissa and Tedd have proven to be excellent additions to our team and we are happy to have the aboard.
As always we would like to thank you for reading Coffee with Caesar (CWC). Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to get all the latest CWC news. With so many interesting opportunities on the horizon who knows what CWC will be doing next.
Hey hey hey! Hope everyone is having an awesome Monday so far! (or at least as awesome as a Monday CAN be, haha) I just touched down in Boston a couple of days ago after spending a week in sunny southern California! I was there writing and recording with the ridiculously talented producer Devine Evans and his amazingly fabulous songwriting team “The Senate” (credits include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and many, many others).
Now, I will admit it- I was a tad nervous when I arrived. But that went away fast once we got rolling. They were so great to work with! I was def pushed outside my comfort zone of how I am used to doing things in the studio, since I am so used to working with my team here in Boston and how we do things. You see, there is no right or wrong way to write a song, so long as you wind up with an amazing product in the end. But working with The Senate and seeing how they do things was definitely eye opening for me. The talent and creativity these writers have is just incredible! Each person on the team brought their own individual artistry to the table that made my record complete. Including myself, there were 7 writers on my song, holy moly! LOL…
We were only able to complete 1 song because, while I was there, Devine was also busy doing the production for Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s tours (Umm, no big deal!!!) So, while he was doing that I was able to get some much needed R&R by the pool and spent some time with my good friend Joanne and her adorable puppy Uree! She took me to the Hollywood Walk of Fame- here’s a pic of me with on of my biggest idols’ star!
Needless to say, I didn’t want to come home! Ahhh, I can’t wait to go back! So, stay tuned for the release of my hot new track that I recorded with Devine Evans and The Senate, and def stay tuned for my next adventure~!
Hello everyone, I’m Melissa Jane aka MJ. I’m a pop singer from Boston, MA…. Just a girl with a passion for my dream…. I want to tour the world, to perform in every major city for crowds of ten of thousands of people who are singing the words to my songs. I wanna collaborate with any and every talented songwriter, producer and artist that I possibly can. I want to top the billboard and perform at the Grammys (not to mention win some too, lol) I’m really excited to share my story with you as it unfolds… I have worked very hard to get where I am and things have been changing a lot for me lately, so I feel like this is the perfect time to start blogging! Currently I’m out in LA for the week- let’s call this an “artistic retreat” haha :0) so please stay tuned for this wild and crazy adventure ahead….