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Meet Flyleaf’s Lead Singer Kristen May

Flyleaf Comes to Chicago

October 17, 2014

“We all want hope and passion in our lives, and I’m just trying to create music that relates to people on that level,” said Kristen May, lead singer of Flyleaf, a rock band that continues to capture crowds with their powerful and catchy sound. It’s this desire to connect May describes that sets the band apart from others in its genre, because there’s a soulful element in their music as well. May was calling from Washington, D.C., one of many tour stops for the band (who are playing in a different city almost every night), while debuting their new album, Between the Stars. The six-week tour, which has the band traveling to all …  Read more

Cheeky Meets Birdy

British Singer-Songwriter Breaks America

June 6, 2014

On Tuesday, British singer-songwriter Birdy (born Jasmine van den Bogaerde) released her debut LP Fire Within here in the states. With a collection of cover versions out of the way on a self-titled album, Birdy is ready to let the world hear her original compositions. Comprising 11 tracks co-written with the likes of Ryan Tedder, Jake Gosling, Ben Lovett and Sia, Fire Within is not to be taken lightly. The world’s most in-demand songwriters and producers thought Birdy was worth listening to. So should you. Cheeky chatted with the 18-year-old pianist while in between tour dates in Albuquerque, New Mexico to get a glimpse of a day in the life of …  Read more

Cheeky’s Summer Read: The One & Only by Emily Giffin

By: Dana Hartung

May 27, 2014
Emily Giffin
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Looking for a sizzling new summer read? Emily Giffin — chick lit author of the novel-turned-movie Something Borrowed (starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin) — has just released her newest book, The One & Only. And it’s definitely a top pick for a warm weather Cheeky page-turner. In Emily’s eagerly awaited new novel, readers meet Shea Rigsby, whose world is turned upside down when a tragedy strikes her hometown of Walker, Texas — a small college town that lives and breathes the game of football. Effortlessly charming, witty and thought provoking, Emily has written another classic tale of forbidden love, loyalty and following your heart. Cheeky caught up with the six-time New York …  Read more