Tina Benitez-Eves


Tina Benitez-Eves

Tina began covering music professionally in the ’90s as a reporter for the Village Voice in New York. A journalist for more than two decades, she has worked as staff editor and freelance writer covering entertainment, art, pop culture, food, wine, spirits, health, travel and more. Throughout it all, music has always been a constant in her life… and work. Her words have appeared in Billboard, Men’s Journal, Wine Spectator, and other local and national newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Based in New York City, Tina is currently working on her first book and can be found at @tbeves on Instagram.​

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Alexa Rose Treads Past and Present on ‘Headwaters’

Words continued to flow after Alexa Rose released her debut album Medicine for Living in 2019. By spring 2020, during the shutdown, the North Carolina-based singer and songwriter began piecing together her second album and recorded it over five quick sessions. Often writing songs the night before she returned to the studio, Rose reflects on More

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Stephan Moccio Sets the Light of “Fireflies”

It happens in one steady stream. Once sitting at the piano, songs arrive to Stephan Moccio, a flood of emotions, stories, and some cinematic elements the Oscar-nominated composer and songwriter extracts on his recent release Lionheart and its closing epilogue of hope, “Fireflies.” Locking himself in a room, Moccio wrote Lionheart during solitary sit-ins and More

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Billy Idol (Photo: Steven Sebring)

Billy Idol Leaves Some Things Behind on ‘The Roadside’

It’s 1990, and Billy Idol is living a semi-charmed life. Ready to release his fourth album, Charmed Life, which would later go platinum, and lead single “Cradle of Love” reaching the number two spot on the charts, musically, Idol was impenetrable entering the ’90s, all while coming “back to life” following a near-death experience. Recovering More

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A Remake of ‘The Bodyguard’ is in the Works

A remake of the 1992 film The Bodyguard starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is officially in the making.  Penned by Tony-nominated Matthew López, who wrote The Inheritance, the new film is inspired by the original, will be produced by Lawrence Kasdan of Kasdan Pictures, the writer and producer of the original film, along with More

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Reba McEntire (Photo: Robby Klein)

Reba McEntire Rescued From Stair Collapse in Oklahoma

Reba McEntire was rescued by firefighters after a building stairwell collapse in Oklahoma. McEntire, 66, was touring a historical building in Atoka, Oklahoma with her boyfriend Rex Linn to research a future project when the stairwell connecting the second and third levels crashed down, leaving the artist and several others in the building trapped on More

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Thomas Rhett Earns 18th No. 1 with “Country Again”

Thomas Rhett has earned his 18th No. 1 single on the U.S. country charts with “Country Again.”  The track, off Rhett’s fifth album Country Again: Side A (The Valory Music Co.), also marks the artist’s 12th consecutive No. 1 hit, the longest-running current streak for an artist within the format. Rhett has already earned 18 multi-platinum More

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The Bots Survive Growing Pains on ‘2 Seater’

Mikaiah Lei had a whole lot of growing up to do in the past seven years. In the years since The Bots’ 2014 debut, Pink Palms, the band’s frontman channeled the heartache of a breakup and other life changes into song and coming into a new age on 2 Seater. Produced by Black Pumas’ Adrian More

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ABBA’s 10 Greatest Hits

Swedish pop quartet ABBA has sold nearly 400 million albums throughout its 50-year history. Formed in the late ’60s, the first ABBA songs were written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, who met in 1966 before Anni-Frid Lyngstad (also known as Frida) and Agnetha Fältskog completed the lineup in 1969. Their name is an acronym More

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Top 9 Debut Albums of 1981

In the year 1981, the Oscar went to Chariots of Fire for Best Picture. Dallas, The Jeffersons, Three’s Company, and The Dukes of Hazzard were all over the tube, and Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes” was getting good airplay. Then, on the cusp of 1980s pop culture, this year in particular captured a moment in More

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