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16-Year-Old Singer Signs Major Record Deal with FameUS / UniversalCMG World Entertainment 1954

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FameUS, an imprint of UniversalCMG World Entertainment 1954, today announced the signing of Keytona, a 16-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, and model from the South to a recording contract. Keytona has been pursuing her dream to be a national recording artist since she was 8 years old. Now she has the opportunity to live out her dream.

GALLOSPOLE, a Music Peddler of Conspiracy Theories, Announces the Release of the Political Allegory, TARAC WIPPP

DREXEL HILL, Pa., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gallospole will release the political allegory, TARAC WIPPP, which stands for The American Right for Adequate Chair Width In Public & Private Places, on July 15, 2019. In a series of videos, animations and soundtracks, TARAC WIPPP, a fictitious lobbying organization led by Gallospole, peddles the conspiracy theory that the weaponization of chairs, perpetrated by known and unknown entities, discriminates against obese Americans.

Joe Iadanza’s third album ‘Common Man’ brings beloved 1970s singer-songwriter aesthetic into the 21st century

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., July 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a 6-year hiatus, Long Island-based singer/songwriter Joe Iadanza announced his return with the release of a 1970’s inspired folk-rock love letter titled, “Common Man.” Joe Iadanza is hitting the road this summer to support “Common Man,” including two full-band album-release shows.

DIONNE WARWICK and QUEEN LATIFAH Celebrate New Jersey Community Choir

NEWARK, N.J., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask world-renowned choir director Reverend Stefanie Minatee what the core revelation of her New Jersey community choir Jubilation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration is, and she will tell you in a single word: GOD. Through the guarantee of life’s trials and tribulations, it’s nothing but GOD that gets you to the finish line of Jubilation.

Rapping Math Professor Chad Rico Sets Summer School Lessons with 12 Weekly Hip Hop Releases

RICHMOND, Calif., June 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It may be summer break but for college math professor and hip hop artist Chad Rico school is back in session! Chad plans to drop lesson plans all season long with his “12 Weeks of Summer” EP project on Gold & Gems Records by releasing a new single every week.

Asia America Symphony and Guild Honors: Roland Corporation, Helen Ota and Gail Gerding Mellert on June 16, 2019

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif., June 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Asia America Symphony Association (AASA) and Guild will hold their annual Bravo Awards gala recognizing the Roland Corporation, Helen Ota and Gail Gerding Mellert for their contributions to AASA and the community. Master of Ceremonies is David Ono, KABC 7 News Anchor.

Solstice Events Launches Hyper-Local Beer and Music Festival with Beer, Music and Food native to South Shore, MA

HULL, Mass., June 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solstice Events LLC announces the first annual South Shore Solstice Fest taking place on June 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Paragon Boardwalk in Hull, MA. Event goers will enjoy hyper-local craft beer tastings, live music from top bands and delicious food offerings all local to the South Shore. Hull will be kicking off the summer in style with the best the South Shore has to offer!

Coachella’s First Annual Rock Festival to Shake the Valley’s Floor in 2020

COACHELLA, Calif., May 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Saimac International announced today that the Coachella music scene is growing! Executive Producer Lola Acosta’s longtime vision for THE DESERT ROCK FEST is happening.

Dreams Are About to Become Reality for Charlotte Rock Band Killakoi

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — N.C.-based rock band, Killakoi, opened the inaugural Epicenter Festival. On May 9, 2019 Killakoi took the stage in the Epicenter Village for the early arriving festival campers. The festival was estimated to have an estimated 10,000 campers.

Celebrating Culture in Annual South Bronx Festival

BRONX, N.Y., May 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education, and Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr., are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2019: retroACTIVO. The festival will last from May 24 to June 29, and will include multiple family-friendly events throughout the South Bronx, presented in partnership with community-based organizations, art institutions, health providers, and city agencies.

Ryan Chernin Looking Up as ‘Look Right’ Climbs AC Charts – Latest album ‘You Know Who You Are’ Out Now

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 25-year-old, Brooklyn based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, actor, and poet Ryan Chernin is climbing up the Adult Contemporary (AC) Charts with his current single, “Look Right.” The song appears on his latest album, “You Know Who You Are,” out now via Inhuman Records.

One Night Only: Oleta Adams and David Benoit Benefit Concert

TORRANCE, Calif., May 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Asia America Symphony Association (AASA) presents a Benefit Concert for youth in arts featuring internationally acclaimed vocalist, Oleta Adams on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Oleta will be joined by Music Director, Pianist and Conductor, David Benoit, and members of the Asia America Youth Symphony Orchestra (AAYS).

New Online Voice Casting Platform Launched by Voice Force Gets High Marks by Industry Pros

BURBANK, Calif., April 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new online casting platform and production management tool – VoiceForce.net – aimed at the $15 billion voice-over market, has been launched by Voice Force, a small group of voice industry professionals headquartered in Burbank, California.

The ’80s rule the Sunset Strip once again every Monday Night as the legendary Whisky a Go Go launches ‘Sunset 80s’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FAST TIMES and RUBIX KUBE LA, two of the nation’s biggest ’80s tribute bands, are pleased to announce a co-headlining residency at the legendary Whisky a Go Go. This event kicks off on April 29, 2019 and will run every Monday night.

Music and Art Come to Life! Asia America Symphony Association and Ryman Arts Present ‘Music On Canvas’ Performed to Gershwin’s ‘An American In Paris’

TORRANCE, Calif., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY (AAYS) will premiere its first ever, “Music On Canvas.” DAVID BENOIT, Music Director and Conductor, will lead the prestigious AAYS in a performance of Gershwin’s classic “An American In Paris” while young artists from RYMAN ARTS create inspired artworks live on stage to the music.

The McGrath Project releases new record and music videos with Smith Music Group – Closet Full of Skeletons

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 4818 Records announced today that Texas based band, The McGrath Project is following up its last massively successful record which sold over 500,000 units worldwide with a new chart climber entitled, “Closet Full of Skeletons.”

PIT STOP PLAYERS PRESENTS: ‘Illuminations’ – three new works at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music Cary Hall

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, the genre-defying instrumental chamber group composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will shed light on three new works at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music’s Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Thriller-Horror Film ‘Face Of Evil’ finally on HULU – Killer Soundtrack Streaming Everywhere

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Breaking News! War vet shoots in the crowd with no apparent reason, while a mysterious epidemic is raging across the country!” It may sound like another news headline, but it’s awarded psychological thriller/horror feature film “FACE OF EVIL,” from V-Movie Productions, now distributed by Gravitas on HULU.

Innovative Artist Creating a New Concept of Music with Project, ‘Me, Myself, My Guests’

TAMPA, Fla., March 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musifor Inc., a new-startup that has been building an innovative technology to help the background music service industry with features that have never been seen before in the market, is also investing in its own record label. To launch its services, Musifor is releasing its very first Artist on its label called, “Musifor Music.”

Grammy Award Winning Community Choir, Rev. Stef and Jubilation Presents ‘From The Middle Passage: An African American Journey’

UNION, N.J., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IN CONCERT: Friday, February 8 – 8 p.m. – UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage in Rahway, N.J. The group of people (over 100+ voices) that make up the powerhouse choir, JUBILATION, are a force in the industry.

Soul Singer-Songwriter KEA MICHAELS Presents Debut Music Video for Poignant Ballad ‘I Love You’

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One inspired night in 2015, singer-songwriter Kea Michaels sat down to write a poem like a lullaby entitled “I Love You” for one of her daughters…heartfelt prose enriched with motherly adoration. She later turned that poem into a song thinking about an older daughter that had been battling, since birth, kidney hydronephrosis. KEA thought she was about to lose her to the debilitating disorder. (VIDEO)

Ragtime Pianist Featured in Michigan Humanities Council Touring Directory

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Nov. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Michigan Humanities Council announced their 2018-2021 Arts and Humanities Touring Directory, offering 40 percent grant funding for arts programming at non-profits, schools, and libraries in Michigan. Traverse City ragtime pianist, Peter Bergin, is one of the featured artists.

Imagine John Lennon at 78, Helping to End Hunger, One License Plate at a Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today would have marked the 78th birthday of John Lennon, and his legacy is still helping to “Imagine there’s no hunger,” in California, Florida and throughout the U.S. Yoko Ono Lennon has kindly authorized the use of the iconic self-portrait image to help the California Association of Food Banks and Feeding Florida in their ongoing fight to end hunger.

The Ormewoods release new music video that reaches across the aisle, ‘Hope, Pray, Sing’

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Ormewoods – Claire Pearson and Don McCollister – is an Americana and folk duo, and their new music video, “Hope, Pray, Sing,” was released to draw people closer together rather than tear them apart.

L.A. Artists and Performers to Salute Beyond Baroque’s 50th at Nov. 10 Gala

VENICE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A historic lineup of L.A.’s leading artists, performers, poets and authors will salute Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center (‘Beyond Baroque’), the city’s legendary literary center, at its 50th anniversary “Bohemian Bacchanal” on Saturday, November 10. The gala event, located in the Venice Arts Plaza, features a dinner and will be highlighted by presentations honoring actor/poet Viggo Mortensen, a long-time supporter.

Former Cash Money Records Artist Tab ‘Hot Boy Turk’ Virgil Jr. Offers Inspiring, Real Life Story of Redemption In His Tell-All Memoir

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group announces Former Cash Money Records artist Tab “Hot Boy Turk” Virgil Jr. takes you on a journey of deep spiritual and mental growth in his new book, ‘The AutoThugOgraphy of Turk’ (Hardcover: Wahida Clark Publishing: ISBN: 978-1947732216).

Glorified High School re-imagines 1987’s iconic ‘Whitesnake’ album, track-by-track

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Eagle Productions, LLC today announced that – after covering such diverse artists as Rush, Bruce Hornsby and Motley Crue – Glorified High School (GHS) recently realized its greatest ambition by recording a track-for-track reimagining of the 1987 “Whitesnake” album. This new album of cover songs takes popular ’80s rock songs to new places sonically and emotionally.

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)