Day: August 1, 2008

US MUSIC INDUSTRY MOVERS & SHAKERS: KANDIS KNIGHT

Kandis Knight Armed with a degree in Journalism and Marketing, publicist, music journalist, columnist, talent agent, and booking agent Kandis Knight, is fast becoming a major force within the world of entertainment. Hailing from Minneapolis Knight’s dynamic organisational skills and strong work ethic led to a coveted position with The Rae Mackenzie Group, an upscale marketing boutique in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis’s historic Warehouse District. Knight’s mentor Sharon Smith (Akinsanya), was instrumental in teaching Knight about the music business. Smith was also the Vice President of Marketing for Prince and Paisley []

PASSENGER DECAPITATED ON GREYHOUND BUS

Police on Friday identified the man who witnesses say stabbed and beheaded a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus traveling across the Canadian Prairies. Sgt. Brian Edmonds said that 40-year-old Vince Weiguang Li, of Edmonton, Alberta, has been charged with second degree murder. Li is due to appear in court Friday. The Canadian Press reported that the victim’s friends identified him as Tim McLean, a 22-year-old carnival worker. Authorities have not released his name and Edmonds would not confirm his identity. An autopsy []