On Friday, Aug. 7 at 4pm PST, Selena Gomez, star of the Disney Channel’s hit show The Wizards of Waverly Place, will sit in for a live Facebook chat with fans. She’ll be answering questions about everything from her early work on Barney and Friends to her plans for a career in the music industry to her real-life friendships with fellow Disney starlets Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato! You can send in your questions for Selena early on Twitter, and tune in on Friday right here.
Also this week:
Passion Pit Live Chat from MTV in Times Square: On Wednesday, August 5, at 2pm PST, the five members of the popular electronic band Passion Pit will be live from MTV studios in Times Square. They’ll likely be discussing the release of their first full-length studio album, titled Manners, which hit shelves in May. Tweet your questions early, and catch the live chat here.
Laura Izibor Live Chat: Irish singer and musician Laura Izibor has already been compared to Aretha Franklin and Alicia Keys, and her debut album, “Let the Truth Be Told,” was described by Rolling Stone as a “a sunny, chick-flick-worthy take on vintage soul.” Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of R&B’s most promising young talents. Catch it here on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 2:30pm PST.
Also on Wednesday, The Smithsonian Museum will be broadcasting a live commemoration of the US occupation and invasion of Panama in 1989, which succeeded in toppling the government of Manuel Noriega. Join academics and journalists for a lively discussion of the lasting effects of the invasion in Latin American culture and relations with the United States. Watch here starting at 3pm PST.
Also on Wednesday, at 8pm PST, TeamFRA are interviewing Bgirl Shorty of the Beat Freaks, the all-female dance crew best known as the runners up from season 3 of America’s Best Dance Crew. Bgirl is the group’s youngest member, and credits her interest in breaking to seeing a dancer do a headspin in a Christina Aguilera music video. Learn more about dance crews and how Bgirl is helping to redefine the male-dominated dance crew game in her live chat. Watch it here.
Wynton Marsalis Live Soundcheck: Born into a musical family, Wynton Marsalis received his first trumpet at age 6. He has grown to become one of the most important jazz musicians of the 21st century, with a style that is both singular and deeply rooted in the traditions of New Orleans’ jazz music. Join him for a live sound check on Facebook, Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7am PST right here.