Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013
Youdlyn Moreau '13 is turning her passion for music and media into a music blog called "From the Brooklyn Bridge to the London Bridge." The blog, online at www.lyndastarronline.com, documents what she calls her "ongoing musical journey."
Initially, the blog covered her experience with music, food and culture while she was studying abroad in London, but through concerts that she attended as part of her "Music in 20th Century Britain" course, she realized she wanted to focus on the music.
"I wanted to take my blog further and connect music lovers to artists from the UK and the U.S.," she says.
When she got back to campus after her time in London, the Brookly native started writing reviews of shows in New York City and at HWS, including the artist Dev's performance at the Smith Opera House in the fall of 2012. As a media and society and music double major, she continued to take courses such as "Media and Theory" and "Digital Networks" that applied to her passion for music and her blog, specifically.
Moreau also used her blog to promote WHWS 105.7 FM radio show "The Lynda Starr Show: Pop Diva Extraordinaire." As the personality "Lynda Starr," she played music, discussed celebrity news and interviewed guests. Moreau started promoting her blog through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.
She earned her B.A. in media and society from William Smith. On campus, she was a member of Koshare, Hip-Notiqs Step Team and the Female Empowerment Movement. She was inducted into Hai Timiai.
Over the summer, she interned at the "Wendy Williams Show" in New York City. She heard about the opportunity while participating in the New York City Media Day in January of 2013.
"I gained a new perspective on television, and the experience helped to shape my career goals in music, media, and entertainment," she says.
Since the internship with the "Wendy Williams Show," Moreau has been covering concerts and events on her blog, including the McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, the Toni Braxton concert at Wingate Park, numerous events at the Barclays Center, and New York Fashion Week.