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The Virtual Lounge is open... It's a “King of Pop" edition of Beats and Eats when world famous Michael Jackson impersonator Justin Dean stops by the virtual lounge.  Dean discusses what Jackson fans can expect on the upcoming 80's Cruise as well as his love of all things MJ.  During the episode, Dean recalls when he first become enamored with all things Michael Jackson as well as when he first discovered he had a career impersonating the music legend. The episode concludes with Ty and Nick talking their top 5 all-time Michael Jackson hits. So,  sit back, relax, put on your red leather jacket and sequin glove, and don't "Beat It" out of the virtual lounge. 

 

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The Virtual Lounge is open and bartender Scott Mitchell is serving the suds up to all you Wookies and Jedi's.  It's a Star Wars edition of Beats and Eats.  Ty and Nick are joined by Florida film guy JW Colwell to get his review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  It's a Star Wars lovevest as Colwell proclaims the reboot one of the best films in the series. The trio discuss how director J. J. Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan have gone back to the roots of the original film while keeping the beloved Star Wars themes fresh and relevant.  We do warn listeners there are spoilers throughout,  but we assume you've seen the movie at least twice by now. The episode concludes with Nick and JW listing their top Star Wars films in the series. If you are a Star Wars fanatic, this episode of Beats and Eats isn't to be missed.  So grab your light saber, and join the fun, the force is with you during this “happy hour for the mind.“ 

 

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The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick want their “MTV” on this edition of Beats & Eats.   The duo welcome Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter, two of MTV’s original vj’s to the program.  Nina and Alan will be joining Ty and Nick on the upcoming 80’s Cruise (www.the80scruise.com) this February in Fort  Lauderdale.  The four talk about the upcoming trip, plus the 80’s renaissance.  Alan and Nina also chat about their love for 80’s music and their new roles on SiriusXm radio’s 80’s on 8.  If you love the 80’s, and are a huge fan of the music from that decade, then this episode is a must listen.  So put on your best neon, tease that hair, and crank up this “happy hour” for the mind.

 

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The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick welcome movie producer Lisa Bruce to this edition of Beats and Eats. Bruce produced the Academy Award nominated "The Theory Of Everything." Bruce explains to Nick and Ty how she painstakingly set out to tell the story of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking. Plus, the trio discuss her latest project "The Hollow." Bruce has high praise for the performance of actor/director Miles Doleac in the movie. The murder mystery is set in Mississippi. The three chat about the importance of being accurate when portraying the South on film. The three conclude the conversation by talking about how more women are needed behind the camera. Ty and Nick also talk their love for the new AMAZON PRIME series "Red Oaks." The series is set in 1985 and follows the adventures of 20-year-old David who is spending his summer working at a local country club. If you love movies, you won't want to miss this “Happy Hour" for the mind.

 

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The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside for another pop culture edition of Beats and Eats.  On today's show, Ty and Nick discuss how Cyber Monday beat black Friday in sales for the first time in history.  Does this mean we are becoming more disconnected from reality? Plus, the duo analyze the rise of hostility on Facebook.  Would people actually say these hateful words to one another face to face?The two wrap up the episode by highlighting the latest releases on Amazon Prime and Netflix. It's the perfect episode to cure the holiday blues.

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The Virtual Lounge is open as we continue our celebration of all things “Rocky” on Beats & Eats.  Ty and Nick welcome Holly and Chris Nabil from the website TotalRocky.com to the show.  Chris and Holly are a real life Rocky and Adrian story.  The two found love after connecting through the Rocky website Holly started back in 2004.   During the episode, the couple discuss their reaction to new movie “Creed.”  Here’s a hint, they like it, a lot.  They also talk about their love for Sly Stallone, and what the story of Rocky means to them personally.  They also share details from their wedding! No, it wasn’t Rocky themed, but the soundtrack does make an appearance.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy a very entertaining episode with two of Rocky’s biggest fans.

 
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The Virtual Lounge is open and it’s a debate that has raged for more than 40 years.  What Sylvester Stallone films are the best? Rocky? First Blood? Cop Land? On this episode of Beats & Eats Ty and Nick are joined by film critic John Wayne Colwell to discuss the movies of Sly Stallone.  The trio give their top 5 films from the actor/director’s Oscar-winning career.  As you’ll hear, there are some real surprises.  Some movies, we bet, you haven’t seen in years that deserve a second look.  What are your favorite Stallone films? We want to know.   Tweet us @beatneats and we’ll read them on the air.  If you love Sylvester Stallone.  If you thought Cobra was the next best thing to Citizen Kane, than this episode of Beats & Eats is a must listen.

 
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The Virtual Lounge is open and it's Stallone Central this week on Beats and Eats.  Ty and Nick celebrate the amazing career of superstar actor/director Sylvester Stallone.  The duo are joined on today's show by film critic John Wayne Colwell.  The three discuss the best films of Sly's illustrious career including the new box office hit “Creed.“
It's a fun conversation covering everything from Rocky to Rambo and beyond.  The trio highlight the punches and punch lines that made Stallone a worldwide superstar. If you love everything Rocky, this episode isn't to be missed.
So put on your sweats, swill down that egg, and prepare to run up those steps, because this is a “a happy hour for the mind“ for the ages.

 
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The Virtual Lounge is open and it’s another 80’s edition of Beats and Eats as Nick and Ty welcome a rock n’ roll legend.  The duo are joined by the Mickey Thomas of Starship.  In this episode you’ll hear all the great stories behind the groups huge hits “We Built This City”, “Sara” and more.  Plus,  Thomas talks about his relationship with the one and only Grace Slick.  Thomas and Starship will be part of the upcoming 80’s Cruise.   Later in the show,  Ty and Nick will visit with 80’s Cruise Director of Operations Dane Butcher.  You’ll hear the latest on the big event coming up February 28-March 6. For more details check out the www.the80scruise.com.  So put on your best neon, spray your hair with some Aqua Net, get out your walk man and enjoy this bitchin’ happy hour for the mind.

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The Virtual Lounge is open and you're welcome inside to hear great conversation about 90's R & B.  Nick and Ty are joined on this edition of Beats and Eats by Delious Kennedy, a member of the Grammy-winning group All-4-One.


The three discuss the groups monster hits “I Swear" and "I Can Love You Like That" and much much more. The trio also talk about the groups new album Twenty plus, and upcoming tour dates. Finally, Ty and Nick ask the question; Where have all the R & B groups gone? It's a fun episode looking back at a very cool time for American music-the early 90's. 

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