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International Women’s Day: Rebecca Cunningham, Creator of Girl Tales Podcast

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo sits down with Rebecca Cunningham to talk about her Podcast Girl Tales.

Rebecca Cunningham, founder of Girl Tales, reinvented the impression of the female role in coming of age fairy tales and turned them into “Feminist fairy tales for a new generation.” Rebecca and her Girl Tales team, adapt well known childhood stories such as, The Little Mermaid and Rapunzel, into relatable stories for little girls from all walks of life. 

Rebecca is a theatre director and childcare provider living in New York City. The idea for putting this modern twist on classic fairy tales, fables, and myths came to her during her time caring for children of different ages and genders. While some podcasts were geared toward children, she noted the importance of removing the female characters from their “damsel in distress” roles.

Girl Tales aims not only to educate, but to entertain. With energetic voice actors and professional sound design, these stories spring to life at the touch of a button.

Every month, a new and improved female oriented fairy tale is released along with an inspirational interview featuring a young woman who is making a change in her community. Listen to the Girl Tales Podcast on iTunes, Google PlaySpotify, and Stitcher.

To learn more about the Girl Tales team or any up coming events visit their website: GirlTalesPodcast.com.

Out of Service

Out of Service

Out of Service, a Voorhees Township-based band, sat down with Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to talk more about their sound and to promote their recently released LP, What We Bring With Us!

Out of Service is comprised of four high school best friends, Brian McGovern, Mike Capuano, Bryan Williams and Kenny Bond. After a brief intercession during their college days, the foursome has found their passion for music again and reunited.

The band discussed how their reunion has ushered in a new era of music for Out of Service. Brian describes this evolution by explaining that, “when we were writing songs when we were 15 years old every single song was about our most recent break ups. Now our songs are definitely still about human relationships, but they’re definitely more lived… they are about things we couldn’t have conceptualized 15 years ago.”

Though Out of Service is serious about their music, Mike maintains that the ultimate goal of the band is to “just have fun”. The group is committed to ensuring that their passion for music translates into their sound rather than worrying about “making it big.”

You can check out Out of Service’s recently released LP, What We Bring With Us on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon. And for updates regarding upcoming shows and events, click here to visit the band’s Facebook page.

Watch the band in action in these two #HipNJ exclusive acoustic performances:

Music Producer VALNTINO Is Spinnin’ Around the World

The DJ music scene is taking over the globe, let alone in the great #GardenState!

#HipNJ’s Kendall Zoppa recently sat down & chatted with world renowned music producer, VALNTINO! Creatively producing music since he was a senior in high school, VALNTINO started off DJ-ing at his high school basketball games to get the players & crowd pumped up!

Now, having traveled the world from Miami to Italy & working with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti and business magnate Richard Branson, VALNTINO goes into gigs without having a plan of what he’s going to play – he goes with the feeling. No playlists necessary for this talented DJ – just the notion of the crowd gets him inspired as the show is going on.

Working on a mixes with Fatman Scoop is just one of many honors he has while working in the music industry. VALNTINO takes music to the next level by incorporating rock, electronic, EDM and 90s hip-hop for a new sound.

Bridging different types of genres together certainly gives VALNTINO a unique sound. Start spinnin’ your way to Spotify or iTunes & listen to VALNTINO’s new hit song, “Love’s the Answer” featuring GTO.

For more information visit www.VALNTINO.com!