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LISA M. HAGUE-CROWE
I'm a freelance entertainment writer. I currently reside in San Diego
California. I attended California State University, Los Angeles from
1996-2000. My major was Broadcast Journalism. However my career for
the last eight years (2003-2011) has been in Law Enforcement in San
Diego, California. Prior to my law enforcement career, I worked for
ten years in hospitality industry in Los Angeles, California in
various capacities, which led to Sales & Marketing Manager, for
several five star properties.
But in 2012, I returned to both my journalism and entertainment roots,
as writing is my passion and music and entertainment my inspiration.
Needless to say, I enjoy interviewing, reviewing, and at times,
introducing magical talent to the world through Entertainment
So far, my interviews and reviews have focused on the music scene and
Jazz in particular. My passion for music began in childhood in
Toledo, Ohio. I was raised by my Mother and Grandparents in a modernly
furnished, yet small, two bedroom cottage style home, on the sunny
side of the street, in a working class neighborhood on the north side
Often, my family would spin records enjoying their favorite tunes on
our hi-tech stereo system, as they happily reminisced about the good
‘ol days of B-bop, Rhythm & Blues, Big Band era and Jazz. My Uncle,
Melvin Oliver McGaughey loved Jazz! He performed at the famous Cotton
Club in New York for many years, and when he would visit us he’d play
jazz day and night on our piano. Uncle, loved to sing for us as well,
our family enjoyed the “standards”. So, our home was fused with
musical magnetism; that’s what I call it… Music was our calming
medicine for relaxation, and it was that kind of affection and
appreciation for music that endeared my spirit for a life time.
Now, I was trotted off to voice, piano, and dance lessons in my
adolescence, but my creative talents were often expressed through
poetry, short stories and essays. My parents acknowledged my passion
for writing by encouraging me to read, while quietly hoping that I’d
become an entertainer like Uncle. But, over time, they eventually
accepted that our shared enjoyment, love and appreciation for music
were sufficient, and that I wouldn’t become the next great performing
artist in the family.
So, it’s absolutely wonderful, that I can atone and render my musical
contribution while utilizing my writing talent in this manner, as I
have a love and enthusiasm for entertainment overall and I appreciate
all genres of music under (and outside) the jazz canopy.
My most recent works are published in July/August 2012 issue of Smooth
Jazz Magazine. I’m looking forward to contributing captivating, well
written, entertainment news, interviews, concert reviews and whatever
the future may have in store for an enriching news experience for our
Lisa M. Hague-Crowe
Freelance Writer and Journalist