Doug Levitt’s American Ride

Doug Levitt has been riding the bus for over ten years and does not show any signs of stopping in the near future. Even when his seat mate is a former Neo Nazi gentleman, who just got released from jail. Turns out his seat mate was a stand up guy who offered to split his food, and sit on the floor so Levitt could catch some sleep. More about Doug at https://soundcloud.com/doug-levitt

This has become one of the reasons why Doug Levitt still travels across the country and back. He likes having his finger on the pulse of America and considers his traveling, song writing and storytelling as a way of life now, not a project anymore.

Levitt, a former CNN foreign correspondent, started riding the bus as a job going from one undecided town to the next, trying to sway potential voters to register and vote for then Presidential candidate John Kerry. After the job was finished, Doug stayed on the bus meeting a cross section of the American public who are the working America so often misrepresented.

That is how The Greyhound Diaries were born. Levitt wanted to share the plight of every day Americans and spread awareness about the real economic state of America. He saw the economic crunch coming way before it arrived and predicted Trump would win the election a full year before the final vote.

Traveling and sharing stories with strangers has helped Levitt’s mental well being also. Doug has had some personal issues left over from when his dad committed suicide as Doug was entering his teen years. Talking about the trauma has been very cathartic for Doug. One could say there is a feeling of strangers helping strangers when personal stories are shared.

To read more about Doug’s journeys or to follow his latest adventures, please click here.

Norka Luque: Talent and Miraculous Voice

Determination, perseverance, and dedication to music has led to Norka Luque to be a recognized singer internationally. Her unique name matches the personality of this Venezuelan, who had a spectacular debut in 2011 with her first single, and shortly after, performed at the Billboard Bash in 2012.

Norka knows how to overcome life’s challenges and find ways to succeed. More than just a pretty face, Norka Luque has fought hard to reach the position where she now shines. In a single week, Norka rose from ninth place to first in the ranking of the “Top Record Report Salsa” music in Venezuela with her tropical hit “Milagro.”

Soon, America welcomed her music and her English version song “Miracle” set a new and tropical style fusion of various genres musicals. Her innovation was a success. According to Billboard, “Miracle” reached eleventh place for a week as a favorite in dance club music.

Norka Luque has an innate musical talent running through her veins, creating new rhythms that have led her to the pinnacle among the best performers. She was nominated “Premio Lo Nuestro” in the category of Best Female Pop Artist of the Year 2011 with her first single “As You Do It”, which has earned her several awards.

There is a great quality of people who were born to be outstanding: giving up fear of taking the first step. Immediately, she earned an audition with Crescent Moon music studios of Emilio and Gloria Estefan to demonstrate her talent and won the approval of the famous music entrepreneurs.

For as long as she can remember, Norka’s music career began at a young age. As a little girl, she liked the music so much that she could not sleep without listening to it. At an early age, she recorded songs from prominent Latin artists, and a star was born.

Norka was able to develop her talent following highly advanced lessons in music, play instruments such as the piano, and dance classes with the best teachers. Combined with her potential and efforts, Norka’s earned her awards recognized as “The Golden Voice,” and won many local competitions in Venezuela.

Many adverse circumstances have made her appreciate life. Norka Luque is convinced that her destiny is the music and she is willing to convey the messages of love, hope, and courage. In 2016, this brave singer is preparing her new musical release.

For more about Norka Luque please visit http://www.norkamusic.com/