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IN FOCUS Magazine TV - What's Trending March edition
The first U.S. President to visit Cube since 1928; Ice Cube has a new movie but wants to stop the violence; Women in Miami make history; all of that is trending and making headlines on the IN FOCUS Magazine TV web show hosted by Alicia Couri, directed and produced by Tony Lesesne.
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X-Men: Apocalypse' Trounces Alice With $8.2M Thursday Night
Bryan Singers X-Men: Apocalypse earned a strong $8.2 million in Thursday-night previews at the North American box office, where it's tipped to win the long Memorial Day weekend.
My Prince Experience - Tony Lesesne
The recent passing of the legendary musician "PRINCE" many people have come out and spoken up on their experiences and encounters with him. Lesesne Media Groups own Tony C. Lesesne commented on the first time he met PRINCE and the lasting impression that encounter made on him.
South Florida's new wave of Artistic talent - MUMFF
MUMFF UNDERGROUND provides us an opportunity to bring together the community of people who see value in being a part of a culture that supports original local music, film and art.
FEDS reply to Apple
The US Department of Justice fired back at Apple on Thursday in an ongoing battle over unlocking an iPhone, saying complying with the FBI's request wouldn't be an "undue burden" for the company.
Apple gets backing in FBI Phone case
Public opinion may be divided on whether Apple should modify its mobile software to help the FBI gain access to a terrorist's iPhone, but several leading tech companies and privacy groups are definitely siding with Apple CEO Tim Cook
Star Wars: Episode VIII begins filming
Star Wars Episode VII thrilled viewers and shattered records when it debuted over the holidays and its popularity is still on the rise. Now Star Wars Episode VIII has began principal production for its set release in late 2017.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Named Best Sports Car for the Money
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been named the "Best Sports Car for the Money" by US News & World Report. Now, as has been the case for the past 27 years, MX-5 continues to thrill and delight those who drive it
FCC plan would give consumer control of set-top box
The Federal Communications Commissions plan to make it easier for cable TV subscribers to buy their own set-top boxes could not only lead to lower costs for consumers, but also a burst of attractive new offerings.
Birth of a nation sells at Sundance for $17.5 Million
With a title like The Birth of the Nation and a historical story about a slave rebellion, Nate Parkers feature directing debut was bound to be one of the most talked-about titles of Sundance.
Netflix subscribers set to hit 100mil by 2017
Netflix has already achieved its biggest goal of 2016: global availability. Whats the next major move for the company that changed the way viewers experience content.
Wednesday Night Comedy show to hit Miami
Comedian Kyle Grooms hosts an all star line up. The greatest comedy experience in Miami on a Wednesday Night.
NATPE 2016- Ted Sarandos of Netflix to moderate
The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos as the moderator for a conversation with Norman Lear and Quincy Jones.
Tesla Model X - The high performance SUV
The new Tesla Model X is squeezing its way into the SUV segment, providing an option for anyone in the market for a next generation, high level vehicle.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasts away box office records
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened last weekend with an enormous record breaking debut. Toppling other records like Jurassic World and The Hobbit.
Mazda to Showcase 'Car as Art' Exhibit
For many years, Mazda has maintained a consistent focus on the representation of dynamic motion in its vehicle designs. Under the KODO Soul of Motion design theme, Mazdas new-generation vehicles express a powerful emotion, full of life.
The new Jeep Cherokee reinvigorates the 4x4
Driving a 4x4 is way more fun because of the spirit of performance you get in just about every aspect of the driving experience. So when we were able to test drive the Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 the first thing that caught me off guard was the drive.
Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Volunteers Distribute Food
School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall, staff and interns distributed care packages to the women and children at the Lotus House Shelter.
CareerSource SFL gets top award- FL department of education
CareerSource SFL was awarded the 2014-2015 Regional Workforce Board of the Year award. The conference was held at the Miami Dade College Homestead Campus.
Miami Dolphins Announce 50th Season all time team
In conjunction with the Dolphins 50th season celebration presented by Pepsi, voting took place to select the top 50 players in team history.
Mazda to Unveil All-New CX-9
Mazda Motor Company announced that it will premiere it's all new midsize crossover, the CX-9 at the LA Auto Show.
T-Mobile CEO thinks Blackberry might be making a comeback
BlackBerry, which has seen its smartphone sales plunge over the last several years, released this month the Priv, its first smartphone powered by Google's Android software.
The new 2016 Nissan Titan XD takes a gamble
Attention, pickup buyers: Nissan wants to sell you a brand-new, 13-year-old truck. Well, not literally -- philosophically.
National Flight Academy receives grant to educate youth
CareerSource South Florida awarded The National Flight Academy $200,000.00 to inspire and educate youth through positive exposure to Naval Aviation in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Ford program recognized by White House initiative
Ford Driving Dreams was selected among 150 national Commitments to Action announced by President Obama at a public announcement on October 15.
Understanding the power of the black consumer
The newly formed Black Media Owners Alliance, along with Florida Memorial University School of Business have come together to provide a forum titled INFLUENCE- THE POWER OF THE BLACK CONSUMER. Tony Lesesne gives his take on the issue.
JM Family- Nominations for African American Achievers awards
JM Family Enterprises Opens Call for Nominations for 24th Annual African-American Achievers Awards. Nominations Accepted until Dec. 4, 2015 so reach and nominate a local achiever.
MUMFF 2015 - A major success
Lesesne Media Group announced today that the Friday morning Concert series at the 2015 Miami urban Music and Film Festival exceeded all expectations with record attendance and stellar local talent on display.
Tesla gets a power updgrade on the Model S
Tesla amps up the P85D's acceleration from Insane to Ludicrous mode, offers a battery pack upgrade from 85 kilowatt-hours to 90 kilowatt-hours.
Runcible, a new smartphone shaped like a pocketwatch
To find the future of the smartphone, a start up is reaching 500 years into the past when the most advanced gadget told you only the time.
Dynamic performance of the Dodge Viper ACR 2016
Certified for public roads and engineered to wring every last hundredth of a second out of road course lap times, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR combines the latest in aerodynamic, braking and tire technology
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Economy Improves Dramatic 25%
This performance represents a 25-percent increase in fuel economy versus the 2015 MX-5's EPA-estimated fuel economy when paired with the outgoing model's available six-speed manual transmission, highlighting the benefits of SKYACTIV Technology.
Future car stirs surprise in San Francisco
Mercedes self driving concept vehicle has stirred up quite a buzz driving (itself) around the San Francisco Bay Area.
LMG announces BECON TV as Newest Media Partner
The Lesesne Media Group, an award winning entertainment and consulting firm is pleased to announce BECON TV (Broward Educational Communications Netwofrk) as the newest Media Partner to the 2nd annual Miami Urban Music and Film Festival (MUMFF).
Miami Music Club - Giving drummers a chance to shine
"Drummers don't get a chance to stand out. I thought it would be cool to give drummers I respect 15 minutes to come up with a performance," says Dave Rodriguez, the man behind Miami Music Club's Drummer's Night.
5 Things to know about Miami's Tech Scene
As I engage the annual eMerge Americas, I begin to consider the tech scene that Miami seems to be building one little brick at a time. As the co-founder and chief creative officer of a tech media organization (with web tv shows and digital content, social media and other tech elements) I have found five obvious elements that prove Miami has a tech scene says LMGs Tony Lesesne
Beth Braen, Senior Vice President of Marketing at NATPE, will leave the leading entertainment organization later this month after more than two decades serving the association and its global membership.
MIA Urban Music & Film Fest building an entertainment hub
Organizers of the 2015 Miami Urban Music and Film Festival see Austin, Texas as a great role model for what they want to create in Metropolitan Miami.
Dodge Viper GT3 proves fastest track car 2015
The new Dodge Viper GT3 proved to be the biggest baddie on the track at the recent Virginia International Raceway against fifty of the countrys fastest cars.
Miami Urban Music and Film Festival 2015 is on the horizon
The Miami Urban Music and Film Festival 2015 is back again this and this time around it will be bigger and better than ever.
MIA Urban Music & Film Festival September 25th & 26th
Scheduled for September 25-26, the Miami Urban Music & Film Festival was designed to be a catalyst for youth, trend-setters and entertainment industry advocates to discover and support local emerging and blossoming talent in music and film.
One of the last Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. Williams passes
Two days before Independence Day, on July 2, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams died at his Kendall area home near The Falls at age 97.
Google Cardboard: How VR and AR could take off at Google IO
Google has already stepped into the virtual reality and augmented reality segment. Will this year mean the next big step?
Carol City High Defeats Dillard, 31-28
Miami Carol City defeated Dillard, 31-28, in a thrilling game that featured two of Miami-Dade County’s premier teams to win the 8th annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament Presented by Under Armour at Plantation Central Park.
ASPA Awards recipients 2015
The American Society of Public Administration or ASPA had it's annual awards reception on the evening of June 6th, 2015. Lesesne Media Group Entertainment was in attendance and got to have a first hand look at the honorees celebrated for the occasion.
LMG Entertainment screens six projects at MMFM
A diverse cross section of Lesesne Media Group Entertainment’s film and web tv production were on display at the 5th Annual Miami Media and Film Market (MMFM) during an intimate screening of six independent original projects.
Miami Dolphins Rookies Rebuilding Together Event
The Miami Dolphins Rookie class on Friday, June 5 participated in its second community service project at L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Mazda Reports Second-Best May Since 1996
Last week Mazda reported May U.S. sales of 29,606 vehicles, representing a decrease of 0.4 percent versus last year. Through May, Mazda has sold 131,773 vehicles year-to-date
LMG is June 2015 Supplier of the Month at Broward College
Vendor in the Spotlight is designed to highlight and introduce certified minority, women, and small disadvantaged businesses that are registered with Broward College. This time LMG is in the spotlight! See the full profile here.
Stan Lee brings World of Superheroes to YouTube Spaces
Comic book pioneer Stan Lee’s company Pow! Entertainment announced the launch of YouTube’s World of Superheroes, a global tentpole program at YouTube Spaces around the world.
Surprising ways to lower your data usage
Unless you're still rocking an unlimited data plan, you probably know the basics of data management -- no streaming, online gaming or downloading large apps when you're not hooked up to Wi-Fi. But what if you're being conservative with your data usage and still bumping up against your monthly limits?
Chevy Introduces 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R
Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition – a road-going, track-capable homage to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. Its offered in Corvette Racings signature yellow.
Twitter designs new home page to flock new users
Twitter is spiffing up its home page in hopes it will get more people to flock to the service. The new home page features some of Twitters most popular content. Categories include TV Shows & Stars and Cute Animals.
Teen cuts into Apple watch band market
Brandon Hudson, 18, was watching the first launch of Apple Watch (AAPL) last fall giddy with techie excitement. But there was one flaw in the presentation, he felt. Why couldnt you wear a futuristic Watch which ships April 24 and starts at $349 using your favorite watch band? Here's what he did about it.
"Dawg Fight" a documentary film by Billy Corben of Cocaine Cowboys 1 &2 as well as "The U", brings to life the world of Backyard Brawls through the eys of one Dada5000. See the full review by Cameron Lesesne Here!
Auto advances - The center of Ft. Lauderdale Auto Show 2015
The four-day show, managed by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, will showcase some autos being displayed for the first time in South Florida.
Ground breaking Rock Band game to make a return on next gen
The music game that lets you play guitar and drum controllers and sing along to songs will hit stores by the end of the year.
Blast Motion Signs Miami HEAT'S James Ennis
Blast Motion, an industry innovator focused on redefining the digital experience with its wearable motion capture technologies, today announced its first basketball ambassador, small forward for the Miami HEAT, James Ennis.
Sea snails now make the strongest material on the planet
Step aside spiders, its now official that sea snails teeth are the strongest materials on the Earth beating out the long running champs, spiders.
JM Family Announces 2015 African American Achievers
JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus announce 2015s African American Achievers in the categories of Arts & Culture, Business & Entrepreneurship, community service and education. Learn more about the event and Honorees here.
The Kingsmen Secret Service Review
THe comic book inspired film The Kingsmen: Secret Service is a high octane spy film that pays homage to the bond films while still managing to deliver action that rivals that of the Matrix
50 Shades of Grey Review
Check out the review on the intruiging new sexy romance film adation of the book of the same title, 50 Shades of Grey.
Hidden Apollo 11 artifacts found in Neil Armstrongs closet
Neil Armstrong passed away in 2012, but left behind a legacy full of space, adventure and scientific inspiration. He also left behind a wealth of physical materials related to his travels.
The first model of the Mazda Miata MX-5 was announced at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. This year the Mazda MX-5 2015 is to be revealed.
New VP and General Counsel - South East Toyota Distributors
Todd Clarke of JM family enterprises has been promoted to Vice President for South East Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus.
Comcast Highlights waves made in the Black Community
Xfinity to Host Live Webcast Featuring Noted African American Entrepreneurs in Media and Tech Hosted by Renowned MSNBC Journalist Toure Special On Demand Programming Centered on Historic Firsts and Those Making History Today Available Across Xfinity TV Platforms
Geoffrey Alardo named M-DCPS Teacher of the year
Geoffrey Aladro, an International Baccalaureate (IB) teacher at Frank C. Martin K-8 Center, was named the 2016 Francisco R. Walker Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year
Mazda names Jacob Brown Product Comm Specialist
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the addition of Jacob Brown to its public relations team as Specialist, Product Communications.
Black Tech week to position SFL to be a Hub for business
The inaugural Black Tech Week convening black techies, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Miami for Black History Month to change this community's narrative and drive black innovation. Highly sought after investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and the Caribbean will participate in this Knight Foundation funded event.
New Media CEO Suzanne McDonald wins top intl Business Award
Suzanne McDonald, CEO of Designated Editor, a new England based new media company recently won the International Business Award, one of the worlds top business awards for company of the year.
Genetically modded mosquitoes could be released in the keys
Genetically modified mosquitoes may be released into the Florida Keys in spring with the goal of destroying terrible diseases like like dengue fever and chikungunya.
LMG visits NATPE 2015 - Day 1
From best practices to emerging trends, each year NATPE delivers a wide array of information, insight, networking, and dialogue on content distribution strategies.
Benefits of Pressured Decision Making
Feeling the pressure of having to make a critical decision can be intensive but fear not, LMG's Cameron Lesesne gives a couple tips and some advice on why not to fret in these situations.
Should there be a limit to artistic and journalistic freedom
In light of recent events where attacks on journalists and where threats have been made, the question was asked, Should there be limits to artistic and a journalists freedom to express themselves? Tony Lesesne of Lesesne Media Group gives his thoughts on the matter.
AutoFOCUS - What's the Appeal; My top 3 features
I test drive cars, and I consider myself to be a practical kind of girl. I believe there is a car for everyone, based on your needs, desires, budget, and the particular chapter you are in your life.
Family Fest: Seeds of the African Diaspora
A Celebration of Dance, Drum & Music: A Journey of Cultural Artistic Expression through Traditional & Contemporary Folktale.
Streaming devices poised to dominate the viewing preference
While the television continues to provide the best quality picture and viewing experience, the way content is being discovered and consumed is changing dramatically, especially for millennials.
The World's Smallest PC
Intel has officially produced a four inch computer, the size of a USB and is capable of streaming, running games, web browsing and more!
Chris Rock's Top Five Review
Check out Tony C. Lesesne's review on Chris Rock's new raunchy comedy, "Top Five" starring Rock himself, Rosario Dawson, Cedric the Entertainer and Gabrielle Union.
6 Ways to kick off 2015 on a High Note
Its that time of year again! Before you chalk off 2014 for the record books, dust off that memory bank and take time to truly reflect on the past 12 months. One way to grow in the new year? Make new mistakes. Look at the errors you made over the past several months in addition to strides and new skills obtained.
Mazda reports best annual sales in 20 years
Mazda North American, today reported calendar year 2014 total (combined fleet and retail) sales in the U.S. of 305,801, up 7.7 percent over 2013 and the best result since 1994 (20 years), the last time the company sold more than 300,000 vehicles in a single year.
Cable Giants Partner For Set-Top Box Data
Time Warner Cable and Cablevision are partnering to provide advertisers with set-top box data that reveals granular viewing trends in the New York market.
NATPE Announces on Pace Registration numbers for NATPE 2015
NATPE||Content First President and CEO Rod Perth today announced on-pace registration numbers for domestic and international buyers, exhibitors and general attendees for the upcoming 2015 NATPE
Raquel Regalado visits Miami High During ‘Hour of Code
School Board Member Raquel Regalado (left) poses with Miami Senior High Principal Benny Valdes and Business Department Chair Caridad Benavides during Hour of Code event.
Boxing expert James Smith signs deal w/ Creative Talent inc
Creative Talent Inc. has announced the signing of sports media personality James Smitty Smith to a multiyear management contract encompassing live television and syndication, radio, digital media as well as publishing and life coaching.
Miami Beach's Alton Road finally completed
Alton Road on Miami Beach is finally completed and all that hectic, chaotic traffic is out of the way with it. See how this maze of a road project came to completion.
Gloria Estefan Talks Autobiographical Musical, On Your Feet!
The iconic Gloria Estefan talks about her upcoming autobiographical musical, "On Your Feet!" and how it came to be, as well as the vision behind it.
Space probe makes first ever landing onto a comet
It wasn't exactly a graceful ballet on Wednesday when the space probe Philae landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth, but it worked.
Live local and diverse entertainment ready to take the stage
If you love live entertainment and are on a holiday budget this season, then Conundrum Stages has a treat for you! Plus, its free!!
13th Annual AutoFOCUS Awards Recap
Check out this brief overview of what went down at the 13th Annual AutoFOCUS Awards reception last Saturday during the opening weekend of the Miami International Auto Show.
6 Surprising facts about Diabetes
In Honor of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, here are 6 surprising facts about diabetes and the Kidneys
MIA Artist to tag Middle School to raise money
Miami Artist are coming together once again to make a point and act out on a mission. Reimagining Arts Wynwood or (RAW) are gathering artists to reach a $500k goal for JDD Middle School arts staff.
Stampede of 2015 Custom Ford Mustangs
Ford Motor Company is bringing performance to the halls of the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association show, performance that can be summed up in one name Mustang.
Miami's Tobacco Road Last Call after 102 Years
It's a watering hole with history -- Miami's Tobacco Road Bar has been around for more than 100 years. Butlast Wednesday night, the landmark bar announced it will be leaving its iconic location.
VP of SAMA to be awarded at upcoming AutoFOCUS Awards
Veteran Miami journalist Paul Borden will receive the 2014 AutoFOCUS Awards Automotive Advocate of the Year on Saturday, November 8th at 6:00pm. Borden is a Founding member of the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) and served as vice president for two years and president for two.
13th Annual AutoFOCUS Awards to leverage past/advance future
This year's AutoFOCUS Awards is geared up and approaching fast. Find out how this year's theme, "Leverage the past to advance the future" has been a major step in the right direction for LMG.
American Sabor tells Mia's Latin Culture in American Music
Read up on how Latin Culture has hugely affected the culture of Miami as a whole and how the music continues to help define the image of Latin America and North America, especially South Florida.
New Miami Central Train Station could become an urban Hub
A new massive train station in Miami could become an urban hub for the downtown area and it's residents.
Premium Cable Content...without cable
Since the mobilization of content became viable on smart phones and tablets, early adopters have been clamoring for the privilege to see their favorite premium cable channels on their favorite portable devices.
NATPE 2015 announces Market and Conference Theme
NATPE has officially announced its Market and conference theme for the 2015 event as "Content without Borders"
MAZDA2 Wins Japan's Car of the year
Typhoon Vongfong was the year's fiercest storm but a different kind of storm was brewing up on Tokyo Bay where the Mazda2 went head to head with competitors. See here how it came out on top to win car of the year in Japan.
LMG talks post The MIA Urban Music and Film fest
Lesesne Media Group's Miami Urban Music and Film Festival was a hit this past weekend. Bringing a new platform for community leaders, business execs, artists and musicians to be a part of something that can grow the entertainment industry in So Flo as a whole. The Miami Urban Entertainment Alliance
Mazda Unveils new Mazda MX-5
Mazda Motor Corporation today celebrated the unveiling of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 (known as Roadster in Japan) together with fans at events held simultaneously in Japan, USA and Spain.
The Social Media World of Jeri Mouio
Elected Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach in March, 2011, Mayor Mouio has several social media accounts and shes not afraid to use them.
Miami Intl Film Fest announces 'MIFFecito" Festival
Produced and presented by Miami Dade College, Miami International Film Festival announces a mid season festival to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of Historic Tower Theater
Viacom Announces Distribution Deal With Sony's Cloud Service
Viacom is always striving for transformational business opportunities that combine consumer value and tech innovation. Viacom has announced a distribution deal with Sony Entertainment through Sony's TV Service.
LMG ENT Announces Miami Urban Music & Film Fest
Scheduled for Septermber 25th-27th, The Miami Urban Music & Film Fest or MUMFF was made to be a melting pot for trend setters, and entertainment industry advocates to discover and support local talent growing in Miami.
Wynwood parking authority announcing new plan
After much complaining from the Wynwood Art District employees and residents on the ongoing changes in parking costs, Miami's parking authority announced a new comprehensive plan that includes provisions for locals.
Actress, Comedian, Writer, Joan River dies at 81
Actress, Comedian and Writer, Joan Rivers passed away Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering from cardiac arrest during a mediacal procedure. See the whole story here.
Schedule for the upcoming MIA Urban Music and Film Festival
The Miami Urban Music and Film Festival is nearly here! Here is the current event schedule and you can still register here on the LMG site. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Go to the events page to register and choose from the attendees options.
Since Dawn of the Planet of the apes has dominated the summer box office season LMG's Tony Lesesne has put together 5 reasons to love Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Miami Dolphins training camp schedule has been officially released for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and be sure to head over to the main site for any more information.
How to register for the Miami Urban Music and Film Festival
Here is a quick break down on how to sign up and register for the upcoming Miami Urban Music and Film Festival (MUMFF).
Lucy review
From the mind of writer/director Luc Besson, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson delivers a riveting psychological action film that brings more to the table than originally expected.
Iconic Finnegan's River closing its doors after eight years
The iconic bar/venue on Brickell is now closing its doors after eight years of doing business and making a name for itself for some of the coolest parties in Miami.
Erik Estrada returns with role in Disney film
Erik Estrada returns with a role in the new Disney animated film, Planes: Fire and Rescue. Estrada talks about how his role in the film was an homage to the popular 70's hit TV show Chips and gives his account on what it was like to lend his voice to an animated character.
Announcement chance to privately screen Star Wars VII
JJ Abrams has announced in a video, a chance for fans of Star wars to have an early private screening of Star Wars episode VII. Find out how here.
Germany Wins World Cup title over Argentina
Here's the break down of how Germany won the highly sought after 2014 FIFA World Cup Title over Argentina with an incredible late game goal.
Universal studios announces "Straight out of Compton" Biopic
Universal Pictures has just announced the release date for the highly-anticipated biopic #StraightOuttaCompton, due in theaters next summer, August 14, 2015.
Disney Studios to find real guardians for good
Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios, Dolby laboratories and Visa Signature are joining up for a nationwide effort to find Guardians of the Galaxy - Guardians of Good in a contest before the Guardians of the Galaxies film release on August 1st.
Sequels and Franchises still dominating the box office
Check out how Sequels and franchise films have been running the show at the box for the past few weekends with movies like Transformers: Age of extinction and How to train your dragon 2 leading the charge.
Miami Commission approves Bayside, SkyRise Miami leases
Miami commissioners signed off Thursday on a 99-year deal with the operators of Bayside Marketplace and the developer of SkyRise Miami to refurbish the rundown retail and entertainment center and build a 1,000-foot observation tower on the bay.
Community Change Makers Honored
The Carribean American Democratic Club of Palm Beach County will honor 10 community servants for their contributions to the county.
MIA Intl Film Fest announces
Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF), a program of Miami Dade Colleges MDCulture, today announced plans to celebrate the grand re-opening of MDCs Tower Theater, the classic 1926 movie house that is one of Miami's oldest cultural landmarks, with a mid-season Festival, MIFFecito.
Lesesne Media Group receives first ever Golden Orange Award
Lesesne Media Group has attained a new level of success with it's latest achievement, being recognized and awarded for diversity at this year Southern Hemispheric congress during the Miami Media and Film Market.
Miami's Biking event "Critical mass" runs smoothly
After a press conference from Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa and speculation about cyclist would start facing fines and police crackdowns. The event went surprisingly well.
Who the World Cup in Brazil is really for this year
2014's years World Cup in Brazil is going to be huge! And with huge projects like this there are sure to be some mishaps and steps forward and controversy. Check out some of the latest news covering it here.
Miami Fourth of July Fireworks Guide
Looking to celebrate Fourth of July with a great visual spectacle of Fireworks, check out this great guide on some of the best locations to see light shows in South Florida for the best independence day expirirence.
MIT Project Could Change Photography Forever
MIT's Media lab team has developed technology that may change photography forever, including features like full res shots, post photo refocusing and green screen effects.
Stop Panicking Heat Fans - 5 reasons Lebron will stay in MIA
Big panic of one of the Miami Heats biggest stars possible moving as a draft pick has surfaced, but here are a list of five reasons why Lebron will probably stay with the Heat.
Astronomers discover a new kind of planet
Astronomers at Harvard's Smithsonian center for Astrophysics have discovered a new kind of planet that was previously thought not to be able to even exist.
BMW I8 pointing to the future of cars
The new BMW I8 is looking to make advancements in auto technology that will change the industry. This sports car for the new age is on the cutting edge of Car tech. See how here.
HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT: Sam Riley helps carry Maleficent
Sam Riley, Raven in the upcoming Disney film "Maleficent", gives his take on what it was like to work on the set of the film and to work with superstar Angelina Jolie
World renowned poet, Author, Maya Angelou passes at 86
Award-winning author and poet, civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou passed away today in her North Carolina home.
Lesesne Media Group receiving the first Golden Orange Award
Lesesne Media Group Entertainment will be receiving the first ever Golden Orange Award from the Southern Hemispheric Conference on June 4, 2014.
NASA Reveals incredible "global selfie" on Earth
On Earth Day, NASA revealed an incredible image dubbed the "global selfie" which is a interactive mosaic that looks like earth.
Re-cap on DREIA's May 2014 monthly meeting
The Dade Real estate investors association's most recent monthly meeting had nearly 300 attendees getting the message of how to really earn money in the real estate business.
The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary edition sells out in 10 minutes.
Miami Beach plans for Memorial Beach Weekend
Memorial Day weekend is coming this weekend and that means thousands of beach goers. Since authorities haved increased their presence for these sorts of events, it may effect the events in a major way.
Googles self-driving car drives 300,000 without accident
Google took to its company blog today to proclaim a major milestone in its quest to put autonomous cars on the road: Its smart cars have driven over 300,000 miles without a single accident under computer control.
Amazon to start charging sales tax in Florida
The internet sales giant Amazon has started collecting sales tax on items in their inventory starting on May 1st. Get the full story here.
Solar energy, powering Corporate America
As the price of using solar energy goes down, US Corporate companies like Apple, Google and Walmart are looking to the sun to power some of their facilities.
Apple may be trying to acquire Beat Audio for 3.2 Billion
News has surfaced that Apple may be trying to acquire beats audio systems as well as the headphone hardware for $3.2 Billion.
LMG receiving Golden Orange award
Lesesne Media Group will be receiving the Golden Orange Award during this year's Hemispheric conference, hosted by Camacol and The Republic of China and the Miami Media Film Market.
Bill Gates no longer largest shareholder at Microsoft
For the first time in Microsoft's history, Bill Gates is no longer the company's largest individual shareholder, and in four years his ownership stake will likely vanish.
Lincoln's "Engage your senses" pairs top creatives.
Miami's Design District was the setting for Engage Your Senses - an event hosted by Lincoln that brought together two creatives at the tops of their games with the backdrop being the incredible and elegant Lincoln MKC.
2014 Acura MDX
Take a sneak peek at the 2014 Acura MDX that's described by Acura as "inspired by the standards of mankind". See if it lives up to those standards here.
Cuban Fury Moves To A Hilarious Beat
Hollywood spotlight gets the scoop from Actor, Nick Frost on his new comedy, Cuban Fury. Bringing his comical style and dance moves to the table. HS asks some questions about how the fill was put together and what inspired it.
Community Manager at Turtle Rock studios fired
With all the commotion on the matter of the comments and extended conversation had by L.A Clippers owners Donald Sterling, someone was bound to get in trouble over it too.
Land Rover reveals transparent hood technology
Land Rover has unveiled a new technology that may change the way cars are designed forever. Also changing the age old problem of drivers not being able see over their hood.
THE HOLLYWOOD SPOTLIGHT: Faith Based films on the rise
Faith based Films finding Box Office Success: Three notable Faith-Based films are turning in impressive box office numbers. Heaven is for Real, Son of God and God's Not Dead have been hits in 2014.
LMG Finacial Center Q & A with DREIA on Broward expansion
In this edition of LMGFC we have Jim Pamplin, Co-chair of the Dade Real Estate Investors association (DREIA). Jim had a brief Q & A with LMG Financial center on the recent growth of DREIAs reach into the Broward county.
ARCA Capital Investments lands in Finance District of Miami
Miami represents many things for Latin Americans, a cultural mecca as well as an international business hub. Learn more about an innovative company in the heart of South Florida's financial district, ARCA Capital Investments.
Paul Walker's brothers to help fill in for Fast & Furious 7
Paul Walker's brothers are said to be helping to fill in certain action sequence gaps in the Fast & Furious 7 film, slated to come out next year April.
Prototype charger can power up smartphone in 30 seconds
A new prototype for a smartphone battery charger that gets your phone from 0-100% in thirty seconds. Learn more about it here.
Captain America: The Winter soldier breaks April record
See the stats on how Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped all other films this month with record breaking numbers. Breaking Fast Five's previous top grossing in April.
Wrestling Legend "The Ultimate Warrior" passes at 54
WWE Legend "The Ultimate Warrior" passes away at 54. He rose to fame during the 80's and 90's and had just been inducted into the Hall of Fame a few days ago.
Lesesne Media Group to launch Financial Center
Lesesne Media Group will be launching a new special segment on the popular INFOCUS Magazine TV web show as well as a section on the articles tab covering financial updates, professional profiles and investment education.
Blood Moon over the April night Sky
Star gazers should be on high alert tonight for a chance to see the rare blood moon over head. Get read for this unusual occurrence to grace the night sky.
Anthony Mackie on playing Falcon in Captain America
Actor, Anthony Mackie, gives his views on what it's like to play Falcon in the new Captain America: Winter Soldier, a high flying wing man to the Cap.
Noah dominates last week against weak competition
See how the altered biblical tale of "Noah" starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson trampled the competition in the box office over the weekend.
LMG Financial Update
Check out the stats for the latest economic reports on the fourth quarter GDP.
The Russo Brothers Direct Captain America
The duo has made their rounds in Hollywood since the 1990s as writers, producers, actors, and most notably, directors, and felt Marvel Studios handed them a gem by allowing them to bring the Winter Solder storyline to life.
Walt Disney acquires Maker studies
Furthering its goal of bringing content to consumers on all the platforms they prefer, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Maker Studios, the leading network of online video content on YouTube.
WMC Cofounder Bill Kelly on 3 Decades of Dance
Bill Kelly, Cofounder of the well known Winter Music Conference or WMC gives you some reasons why you should be paying attention to this exciting week.
LMG set to produce ARCA TV
Lesesne Media Group Entertainment will be producing ARCA TV. ARCA is a capital investment firm that is doing some groundbreaking work locally and on the international market.
Endangered FL Town may need to be scared straight
It's do-or-die time in a city that has been threatened with extinction, become a symbol of small-town corruption and even been mocked in the media as "too Florida, even for Florida."
Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill
A medical marijuana bill unanimously passed both the Alabama House and Senate on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Robert Bentley, who has said he will sign it into law.
Miami cops must check guns at the door at City Hall
Miami Dade police must now check in their firearms at the door at city hall following an protest that interrupted a commission meeting. The protest was over what Miami police called unfair pay cuts to their benefits.
LMG Entertainment Announces Spring lineup
A wave of positive reviews on LMG entertainments latest shows has opted for the announcement of the Spring shows lineup on LMG TV.
Ford, Motor Company uses recyclables
Find out how Ford Motor company stays ahead of the curb with it's vehicles while staying eco friendly too.
Mary Barra, named first CEO of General Motors
Mary Barra of GM will be named chief executive officer of automotive companyy GM and the first female head of a major US automaker.
Lupita Nyong - Upcoming Kenyan Actress
Learn a little more on this upcoming actress. Lupita Nyong has already been highly acclaimed for her role in "12 Years a slave". Here are a few things you may not have known.
50-year-old Michael Jordan's wife, 35, gives birth to twins
The NBA legend Michael Jordon had quite a bit to celebrate about on Tuesday night. Find out why in this article covering the whole story.
Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito apologizes on Twitter
After briefly deleting his Twitter account over the weekend, he was back to his old self Monday and Tuesday - often in the ween hours of the morning.
Child actress Shirley Temple Black passes away at 85
Shirley Temple Black passes away at 85 years of age. Check out this article chronicling some her many achievements from child star to diplomat.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Dies at 46
Award winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose late Sunday morning in his Manhattan apartment
NATPE to return to Miami for 2015
The National Association of Television Programming Executives annual convention or NATPE will be returning to Miami Beach, FL in 2015.
Media Innovators and Digital Pioneers
Our own Woodie Lesesne dug in to help you learn more about digital pioneers and innovators when she sat down with one of the coolest CEOs on the planet.
Why is the iconic statue called "Oscar"
Have you ever wondered, why do they call the academy award "oscar"? Well here's your answer to this curious question.
Lone Survivor: The Eye witness account of operation redwing
Lone survivor, based on an eyewitness account on operation redwing and the lost heroes of Seal team 10. Check out the inside scoop on this film for a SEALS mission gone horribly wrong.
The Oscar Nominations Are In
The Oscar Nominations for this year are in. There were some great films over the past year that deserve attention and recognition. Stay tuned to see who comes out with the awards.
NATPE forecasts High Business Activity for 2014
NATPE 2014 forecasts significant business activity in Miami as buyer participation hits record levels. Check this article out for more details on what could be a ground breaking event for NATPE 2014.
SuperBowl XLVIII Shut out - Seahawks vs Broncos
Superbowl XLVIII was not what fans of the NFL were expecting this year. Check out the details on how this shut out performance went down play by play.
Williamsburg International Film Festival 2014 is Coming up!
The 2014 Williamsburg International Film Festival will be taking place on September 18-21, 2014. Click "read more" to get details on how to get involved with one of the biggest film festivals of the year.
5 Take Aways from The People's Choice Awards
The 40th annual People's choice Awards was held last Wednesday evening at the Nokia Theatre. If you love, TV or movies then check out some of the take aways from the event.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is 2013's highest-grossing actor
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's acting career is at an all time high with Johnson being named 2013's highest-grossing actor. See how he did it here.
Wolf of Wall Street is a shamefully funny, crime film
Check out this article for a look at the more shameful side of the recent, popular film, The Wolf of Wall Street. The film was a success in the box office but is getting some negative buzz as well.
Are you sure you want to be the CEO?
The CEO is responsible for the success or failure of A company. Operations, marketing, strategy, financing, creation of company culture, human resources, hiring, firing, compliance with safety regulations, sales, PR. It all falls on the shoulders of the CEO.
James Avery of Fresh Prince of Bel Air Passes at 68
This articles gives the inside look at what happened to this beloved actor (James Avery) on December 31st, 2013 as well as a look at his influential career in television and film.
NATPE 2014 Registration for buyers, exhibitors and Attendees
NATPE or the National association of television program executives announced today that steady increases in their registration has increased for the upcoming 2014 event.
YouTube Unleashes Storm of Copyright Claims On Video
Paul Tassi of Forbes gives a detailed analysis on the recent storm of unreasonable copyright claims by video hosting site, Youtube.
Portugal Legend Eusebio Dies Aged 71
Portuguese football legend Eusebio da Silva passes away at the age of 71. See how this futbol legend shaped the way Portugal is viewed today in the futbol world and how da Silva made his mark on the world.
Happy New Years from LMG!
Lesesne Media Group Entertainment would like to wish YOU a Happy New Years and a fresh year, filled with success and new endeavors.
Dolphins season ends with loss to NY Jets
Here is the inside scoop on what went down for the season ending game for the Miami Dolphins against long time rivals, New York Jets. See how it all played out for the last game of the Dolphins season.
Thrilling Comeback Lands Dolphins A 34-28 Win
Check out this article on the surprising upset of the recent Miami Dophins vs Pittsburg Steelers game. Another hectic game played out in the snow in this exciting NFL Season.
Mazda launches 'Mazda Drive for Good'
"Mazda and its dealers have always had a history of charitable giving and it is time that we include our customers in doing good things for those in need," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO.
Comments on Must Win upcoming game: MIA Dolphins Vs NY Jets
Check out these comments made by players on their thoughts for the must win game for the Miami Dolphins to make it into the playoffs this Football season.
Noche de Amigos: A hit at the Miami Intl Auto Show
The First ever Noche de Amigos event on November 16th, 2013 during the Miami International Auto Show was a hit! "We were proud to honor and celebrate with leaders in business, education, health, art and entertainment." said Woodie Lesesne, founder of Noche de Amigos.
Miami Dolphins clear huge hurdle in victory over Patriots
Article on the Miami Dolphin's triumphant victory over the New England Patirots. This may be the biggest win for the Dolphins over the last few years and it was sweet!
AutoFOCUS 2013 Flash back!
A brief overview on this years 11th Annual AutoFOCUS Awards and the success and achievements that came with the event. Everything from the awards recipients to a over view of the event on the opening night of the Miami International Auto Show. Check it out!
Miami Intl Auto show opening weekend report
The latest reports from the Miami International Auto Show opening weekend last Saturday show that the Auto industry is making a steady come back. Attendees piled in on Saturday November 9th to see all the latest cars for the 2014 season. Here's the report
Lesson and Perspectives from the death of Paul Walker
Tony Lesesne gives his thoughts in this article reflecting on the tragic passing of Actor, Paul Walker and fellow driver Roger Rodas. Take a look to see his thoughts on the matter.
Bullying in the NFL
In this article bullying in the NFL is discussed, particularly among the Miami Dolphins.
Ford Motor Company honored with two prestigeous awards
Ford Motor company has been awarded with the title of corporation of the year by the Michigan Minority Supplier development council.
LMG TV Fall Season schedule for 2013
Executives at LMG TV on the web unveiled their fall season program schedule with five original shows produced by LMG Ent. Each of the five shows are being distributed via LMG TV and other video content-driven web sites and social media links. The new season releases begin on September 30th, 2014.
South Florida Entrepreneurs in the spotlight with LMG
LMG's Business Round Table will connect dozens of business owners in the South Florida small Business community. As well as create a powerful dialogue among members of The Business Round table network.
Simple rules to eliminate useless meetings
Here are some simple and key points that could end up making or breaking a company in the long run by having very effective and productive meetings. This style of meeting can seem unusual at first but if applied correctly could lead to more successful meetings overall.
10 Fall Exercise do's and dont's
Take a peek at some of these helpful tips for getting fit for the fall season before going into hibernation over the winter. Check out the top 10 do's and dont's.
10 Ways to get the Most out of your car
Whether you drive a tiny hybrid or a three-ton SUV, chances are you can squeeze a bit more distance out of each gallon and at today's gas prices, an improvement of just one or two miles per gallon can really add up. These ten fuel saving tips can help you improve your car's fuel economy and take some of the
LMG Entertainment Talent Search
Lesesne Media Group Entertainment will be launching a talent search starting in August for people interested in the entertainment business.
LMG TV's Summer season Line up
LMG TV has announced it's upcoming summer season line up, featuring a myriad of new shows and plenty of exciting new content coming to the web.
Technology: Society's new crutch
The technology of today is being overused and people have become overly dependent on technology because of its effects on younger generations, the way people interact with each other and how the personal and private life have been combined.
In this AUTOFOCUS Car Review the Infiniti QX56 is covered in detail highlighting everything including comfort to performance.
Miami Heat Strike for 2 back to back NBA Finals Victories!
The Series between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat was intense and heated all the way through. In the end the Miami Heat came out on top for the second NBA Finals victory in a row with Lebron James leading the charge as MVP.
RIP Jim Kelly: Hollywood Trailblazer and Martial Arts icon
RIP to Jim Kelly, A Hollywood trail blazer as well as a martial arts icon during the 70's and 80's. Jim was best known for his role in Enter the dragon where he co-starred with the legendary Bruce Lee.
New Study Shatters Stereotypes About Young Voters
New information from a new study puts some stereotypes and myths about young African American voters to rest. Read on to see the data.
LMG Entertainment's new shows
LMG Entertainment will be producing and launching its first original story based web series. LMG Entertainments goal is to create entertaining, compelling stories that are character driven for the web community.
Fashion X-Pression Announcement
LMG TV announced today that the Web tv Network will begin producing FASHION X-PRESSION, a web show highlighting the world of fashion. FASHION X-PRESSION will appear monthly on the INFOCUS Magazine TV channel.
Kidney Disease
Everyone knows someone who is affected by diabetes or hypertension, whether you recognize it or not. These are the two leading causes of kidney disease. Learn more about what NKF is doing to help people affected by Kidney Disease.
LMG Announces the 2012 AutoFOCUS Awards
Lesesne Media Group announced today the Award recipients of the 2012 Multicultural Achievers Awards.The event is scheduled for November 10th at the Miami International Auto Show. Stay Connected for more on the AutoFOCUS Awards.
Leadership profile: Commissioner Audrey Edmonson
Edmonson, who is running for re-election in Miami-Dade County District 3 is a rare breed of civic servant who is fearless, focused and experienced at getting things done. There are ample visible examples of her work on the Miami-Dade County Commission.
1800 Plus kids descend on FIU at Superfest
The South Florida After-School All-Stars and Fox Sports/SunSports cohorted to mark a most indelible day for kids and families across South Florida.
Sun Life Stadium commentary by Woodie Lesesne
When the Dolphins announced the forging of an “unprecedented” public-private partnership with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, it cleared the way for a tentative May 14th special election.
LMG Announces summer season of shows
LMG tv announces summer season of shows. Shows range from business and career to entertainment and fashion.
Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Finals Daily
A brief overview for the 2013 NBA Finals match up between The Miami Heat and The San Antonio Spurs.
Noche de Amigos coming up on November 16th
Lesesne Media Group Entertainment will be hosting a new kind of event coming up this Saturday on November 16th. The first ever "Noche de Amigos" or Night of Friends where LMG will celebrate champions, and friends who have supported us and been on the forefront of everything LMG has done.
Mazda's End of year sales figures
Mazda motor company's end of the year sales figures show that Mazda is making a point to show that they are top competitors in the rebuilt automotive market. Check out this article for the detailed breakdown of their sales for 2013.
Biopic films on the Rise
Sam Smith & Iggy Azalea to headline LifeBeat 2014
MTV and Time Warner Announced that "MTV Artists to Watch" singer-songwriters and chart-toppers Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith will headline the 2014 "MTV Video Music Awards" concert to benefit Lifebeat.
KIA Motors announces pricing update on the Electric KIA Soul
KIA Motors of America has announced pricing for the all-electric version of the hugely popular urban vehicle, The KIA Soul. With the regualar versions huge success, Michael Sprague, executive VP of sales and marketing says how it only makes sense to release an electric version.
Bringing Selma to students for free!
Cities are now joining the movement to bring the recent film SELMA to students for free, expanding this nationwide effort to 13 locations. Read more on this groundbreaking effort here.
FBI Director James Comey gives Historic speech 30 yrs late
The FBI Director James Comey gave a speech at Georgetown University, publicly speaking on race for the first time this directly. See thoughts on how it went here!
Apple Throws Publishers Another Curve Ball
Re/code reported that Apple plans to do away with Newsstand, which at this point amounts to a mercy killing. Apple did not mention the fate of Newsstand during the WWDC. Read more here.
Carol City High Defeats Dillard, 31-28
Miami Carol City defeated Dillard, 31-28, in a thrilling game that featured two of Miami-Dade County’s premier teams to win the 8th annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament Presented by Under Armour at Plantation Central Park.
Tesla gets a power updgrade on the Model S
Tesla amps up the P85D's acceleration from Insane to Ludicrous mode, offers a battery pack upgrade from 85 kilowatt-hours to 90 kilowatt-hours.