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Chicago area band The PondHawks gives hometown a song with ‘River Grove’

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riverpool Records and The PondHawks announce the release of their new single, “River Grove.” How many cities have their very own song? The town of River Grove, a suburb of Chicago near O’Hare Airport, now does thanks to The PondHawks.

Life Lessons, Love Lost and Man’s Best Friend – Michael Patrick’s New CD, ‘John Wayne Movies’ Tells the Tale

MORGANVILLE, N.J., Sept. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey based country, folk, Americana singer-songwriter Michael Patrick will release his latest, long overdue recording, “John Wayne Movies” with two special CD release shows on October 13, 2018 at The Lighthouse Tavern, and October 20 at Roxy and Dukes.

Calling all bands in Texas to participate in the Battle of the Bands hosted by Hub Streat Plano and Texas Select Radio

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Select Radio announces the 2018 Battle of the Bands at Hub Streat, a full service Culinary Entertainment Center, featuring hand crafted cocktails, craft beer, a menu for every taste from a scratch kitchen, live entertainment and a dog friendly patio.

Lindsay Ell to Headline Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As announced today by Outbreak Presents, Lindsay Ell is set to headline the final Monster Energy Outbreak Tour of 2018. Following her breakout Top 20 hit at U.S Country radio and momentous No. 1 at Canadian Country radio with “Criminal,” Ell recently excited legions of fans via social media announcing her next single is the tantalizing and lyrically-mesmerizing “Champagne.”

Heads Up, Broadway: Phenomenology Reimagines How to Make Dreams Come True for Artists

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, today announced its mission to create game-changing opportunities for high-potential performing artists and technicians, many of whom call – or have called – Frederick, Md. their home.

New Single from Unique Messengers against Gun Violence

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While gun control continues to be a talked about topic, Unique Messengers is not only joining the conversation, but singing about it. This musical group is on a mission to deliver “music with a message” and their latest single, “Give up That Gun,” is no exception to the rule.

Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) to Headline Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in North America This Fall

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As announced today by Outbreak Presents and Live Nation, Mike Shinoda is set to headline the latest installment of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. local time, with special pre-sales starting Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. local time.

Legendary TV and Radio Host Donnie Simpson celebrates a 50-year career milestone announcing his highly anticipated memoir

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group International announces the publication of “THROUGH THESE EYES: An Iconic Memoir of Life, Love and The Man Behind The Music” (13th and Joan; Hardcover; Jan. 30, 2019; $25.99; ISBN: 978-1732646469) by award-winning, influencer, humanitarian, and legend Donnie Simpson.

Alternative Rock Band Johnny Chief Project Recording New EP ‘Talking to Myself’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Johnny Chief Project is a band with both a mission and a message. The alternative rock band recently revealed they are at L.A.’s Clear Lake Recording Studios recording and putting together what will be the band’s debut EP “Talking to Myself.”

Running of The Bulls In New Orleans 2018 Whups Butts for Its 12th Year

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nola Bulls, LLC steps up to the big leagues for the 12th edition of the ever-growing San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) presented by The Advocate, a.k.a. The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans. Los Pastores of Nola Bulls took a step forward booking The Crystal Method, so 2018 promises to be an amazing year of music, food, drinks and what lovers of New Orleans like to do: Laissez les bons temps rouler.

‘FlyingOver50’ Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith, Continues to Elevate Mature Women with New MercVille Productions Music Video

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith, the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video (safe for work).

South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos, Experience the rich culture of the South Bronx

BRONX, N.Y., May 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education and Bronx Music Heritage Center are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos. This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions of the communities that make the South Bronx their home. In partnership with community based organizations, city agencies and charities, multiple events will be held May 31 through June 23, 2018 uniting communities, arts, culture, and wellness.

Uproar Entertainment Releases 3rd Stand-Up Comedy CD from Adam Hunter ‘Still Broke’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment announces the release of “Still Broke” by Adam Hunter. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. “Still Broke” is the third Stand-Up Comedy CD Uproar has produced by Adam Hunter. A talented performer and writer, Hunter has performed all over the world. (VIDEO)

David Benoit Conducts Film Scores ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Whiplash,’ Jazz and Classical Great Works with Asia America Youth Symphony

TORRANCE, Calif., April 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Grammy-nominated DAVID BENOIT will lead the prestigious ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY through a varied program featuring music from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Whiplash,” and works by Tchaikovsky, Bizet and original works by Benoit himself, 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the James R. Armstrong Theater.

Sam Pocker Announces the New Album ‘Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sam Pocker is thrilled to announce the release of his sixth album, “Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield,” available everywhere on Friday April 13, 2018. It is a 1970s-style answer record to the newly released “Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.” It features three Juliana Hatfield classics re-imagined as 12-inch disco records.

Vocalist Sandra Booker Tributes Sarah Vaughan at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Grill

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When jazz vocalist Sandra Booker first burst onto the Los Angeles music scene in the ’90s, the comparisons to the legendary Sarah Vaughan came fast and furious. Her stirring, soulful renditions didn’t just mimic the melodious icon, they seemed to channel her. On Sunday, April 22, Booker will pay a unique homage to her muse with “Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan” at the Vibrato Jazz Grill.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘PIRATES’ dock in Long Beach May 11-20

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Children’s Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), Art in Relation (AIR) and the Scottish Rite Event Center present a historic, hilarious family friendly farce featuring silly pirates, bumbling policemen, and nervous naive young lovers – Gilbert & Sullivan’s rollicking musical masterpiece, “The Pirates of Penzance,” comes alive at the beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite Event Center of Long Beach May 11 – May 20, 2018.

Entertainment Line-Up: Jaded Aerosmith and Deep Fried Funk Join the Dania Beach Arts and Seafood 6th Annual Celebration

DANIA BEACH, Fla., March 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tribute band Jaded Aerosmith will light up the stage on Saturday, May 19 followed by a captivating performance by R&B band Deep Fried Funk on Sunday, May 20 at the 6th Annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration. The 2018 lineup features an electrifying cast of performers and a diverse range of acts, including Classic Rock Therapy, Whipping Post and Latin group Catabella to name a few.

Uproar Entertainment Releases ‘Insert Token’ – Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Julian Michael

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment announces the release of “Insert Token”, the debut stand-up comedy CD by Julian Michael. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., ‘Insert Token’ presents the unique comic perspective of a man who considers himself a “double minority.”

Soul Singer-Songwriter-Actor PHILLIP BRANDON Opens for 10X Grammy Award Winning THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Billboard Chart Topping Soul Singer-Songwriter-Actor and Los Angeles Native Phillip Brandon to open for 10-time Grammy(r) Award Winning THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, March 9 at 8 p.m. Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the worlds greatest and most innovative vocal groups.

Recording Artist Tiffani LeBlanc Reigns as the #PartyPrincess With New Track ‘Let’s Party’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When recording artist Tiffani LeBlanc dropped her first hit, “Kinda High” in 2017, music fans took notice of not only her soaring vocals but also her dramatic sense for fashion and style. The new artist continues to gain heat as she drops her latest track, “Let’s Party” a feel-good anthem for fun times.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Proudly announces the 2018 Bark-A-Que Sponsored by PNC Bank

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guardian Angels is proud to announce we will be hosting our Annual Bark-A-Que(R) featuring The Ben Allen Band LIVE in concert! The event will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10-2. This fun afternoon event will be held at N. Collier Regional Park and includes an incredible BBQ lunch, provided by Mission BBQ, amazing silent auction, raffles and a chance to meet & greet with some of our Service Dog teams, to learn what they do, and how they help.

California Launches John Lennon ‘Imagine’ License Plate Program to Help End Hunger in California, One Plate at a Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) has commenced the pre-sale to put the iconic self-portrait image of John Lennon on California license plates which will help fund the state’s food banks. The special license plate features the famous John Lennon self-portrait image and the slogan, “IMAGINE no hunger.” Proceeds from sales will be administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and distributed to the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) to be utilized throughout the state of California for food bank programs.

Music Expo comes back to Miami, March 24 – Now in 4 major U.S. cities

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Expo, the conference to inspire music makers, announced today its second Miami edition to be held March 24, 2018 at SAE Institute. Hosted in association with Sound On Sound Magazine, the all-day conference will feature production and mixing workshops, music business panels, product demos as well as a beat battle.

Top 40-selling Texas State Men and Boys Choir Bound for Carnegie Hall Performance

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Imagine performing at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. That has long been the dream of members of the Top 40-selling Texas State Men & Boys Choir, who are currently celebrating their third anniversary. That anniversary will be marked by: the release of the choir’s fourth record, a four-city tour, and a magical Carnegie Hall performance.

Riptide Music Festival Powered by Ford Draws Rave Reviews – 37,000 Experience World’s Biggest Beach Party

MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Entercom Radio Miami produced Riptide Music Festival powered by Ford brought 37,000 people to Fort Lauderdale Beach to experience two-days of epic artists, amazing global cuisine and wine along with picture perfect weather that even included a supermoon! Riptide is produced by the staff of 104.3 The Shark, 102.7 The Beach, 101.5 LITE FM and 790 The Ticket.

Is Rock Music making a comeback? Dan Spirk releases debut single ‘So Good To Me’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Harlem based Rock, Pop singer/songwriter Dan Spirk debut single “So Good To Me” is a highly personal look into the internal conflicts of a man. With the track being written and performed on all instruments by Spirk, the single is a song of ambiguous and personal satire. Delivered in a tongue and cheek romance. Wrapped up in “Bare Naked Rock & Roll” which debuted on November 26, 2017.

’70s Soul Singer The Natural Four’s Chris Bell Pens Revealing Memoir ‘Music Saved My Life’

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A good old school love song can take you on a journey and incite the resurgence of memories long gone. The 1973 hit “Can This Be Real” is a prime example. The melody was a Top 40 break through on the R&B charts and The Natural Four were the singular force behind the hit. Ollan Christopher Bell, better known as Chris James, knows first-hand about song-induced travels. The Natural Four was his group and in his newly released memoirs “Music Saved My Life, From Darkness Into The Light, My Life As A 70’s R&B/Soul Singer” (ISBN: 978-0998795003) he takes us on an intimate trek through his life and times.

Historic partnership of Long Beach arts organizations create family classic THE CHRISTMAS CAROL in the Ernest Borgnine Theatre

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), Children’s Theater of Long Beach (CTLB), and The Scottish Rite Cathedral announce a wonderful partnering of resources and talent for a 2017 holiday musical production of “The Christmas Carol.” Plays Dec. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre, 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA.

Dallas’ 11th Annual Feast of Sharing Features Emerald City Band

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerald City Band will be performing at the Annual Feast of Sharing today in the Centennial Building at Fair Park (1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, Texas). This free holiday meal for the less fortunate in Dallas is open to people of all ages and is served by volunteers “restaurant style.”

Artist Zepet Releases New EP

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pop rock artist Zepet recently announced the release of his new EP “Zepet” on November 1, 2017. The album features four distinctive tracks that will definitely stir up troubling emotions inside of listeners.

Uproar Entertainment Releases Stand-Up Comedy CD by Ty Barnett – ‘Grown Man…Baby Steps’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “GROWN MAN…BABY STEPS” by TY BARNETT. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. “GROWN MAN…BABY STEPS” is a unique opportunity to hang out with the hilarious and incredibly talented TY BARNETT.

Emerald City Band’s New Year’s Eve Party Moves to Hilton Anatole in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerald City Band’s New Year’s Eve Party in Dallas – “ECNYE Rock the ’18” – will be held at a new location this year: the Hilton Anatole, a 4-star hotel located at 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas’ Market Center and Design District, 5 minutes from Uptown and Downtown Dallas. The previous five ECNYE events took place at the Hotel InterContinental in Addison.

Forty-Four Years Later Coveted Vinyl Album ‘Zerfas’ Officially Released on CD

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After more than four decades, Ozone Unlimited is releasing an extremely rare collectible album – “Zerfas” – on compact disc. And it’s doing it to coincide with Halloween. Why? The original album cover design is orange and black to give a nod to the occasion, the same time of year the original album was first released in ’73.

Stage to Studio Soul Singer-Songwriter-Actor Los Angeles Native PHILLIP BRANDON Debuts at The Colony Theatre in Burbank

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Springing forth following eight years of tours as “Narrator” with platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra to a feature role in the life story of Gospel legend BeBe Winans, “Born For This: The Musical,” Los Angeles native singer-songwriter-actor Phillip Brandon now proudly unveils his debut CD, “The Story Begins,” via a spectacular live launch performance Thursday, October 12 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California.

Music Entrepreneur Mia A. Irizarry Launches TrendCulprit’s ‘Music as a Business Telesummit’ Featuring Renowned Industry Specialists

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mia A. Irizarry, a successful music entrepreneur and the CEO of TrendCulprit, an online music business and support portal for independent artists, has gathered some of the industry’s most brilliant minds to discuss their views, techniques and secrets to the business. Their insightful presentations will be revealed September 5 through September 25 as TrendCulprit hosts the innovative “Music as a Business Telesummit.”

PIT STOP PLAYERS PRESENTS: ‘Absolut Collusion’ – An Evening of Great Russian Music

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, the celebrated New York-based instrumental chamber ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will open their eighth season with “ABSOLUT COLLUSION,” an all-Russian concert at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Lucas Rabel’s debut album ‘Western Amber Skies’ is bold and uplifting

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lucas Rabel is a multi-talented instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who has spent his life traveling the states, playing music and honing his sound. Lucas has lived in Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago and Atlanta to share his infectious tunes. Recently, he released his debut album titled “Western Amber Skies.”

What is the Best Lullaby for a Child’s Bedtime or Nap Time?

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Parents everywhere may soon be celebrating the fact that putting children to bed just got easier with the worldwide release of “Subliminal Lullaby” from singers Autumn Sky Wolfe and Debra Byrd. Available on iTunes and CD Baby, a portion of the profits from song sales are going to the Autism Speaks nationwide nonprofit organization.

UPROAR ENTERTAINMENT releases Stand-Up Comedy CD by ERIK KNOWLES – ‘HIGH AND TIGHT’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “HIGH AND TIGHT” by ERIK KNOWLES. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., “HIGH AND TIGHT” provides a hilarious glimpse into the life of Erik Knowles. From his experiences in the U.S. Marine Corps to his current role as a father and husband, Erik Knowles finds the inspiration for his humor in his everyday life.