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Female Persian Rapper Arzu Releases Tribute to Her Mother

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With more than 31,000 YouTube video views for her March debut single release, “Persian Drip,” Arzu is set to drop her next single. On December 1, 2021, the female Persian rapper will release “Come Back,” written as a tribute to her recently deceased mother.

High Mountain Breezes (HMB Players) Releases First Record, ‘Daddy’s Margarita Rose’ – Just in Time for the Holidays

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — High Mountain Breezes today announced the release of their first record, “Daddy’s Margarita Rose.” The Record is now available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, You-Tube and many other major streaming services.

Vandi Lynnae releases remix album ‘The Beginning’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Releasing just one album was never going to be enough for Indianapolis singer-songwriter Vandi Lynnae, who released her album “The Beginning” earlier this year. Wanting to explore her music one step further, Lynnae decided to transform her heartfelt pop album into an infectious EDM record curated of 20 songs, 9 of which are remixed from the original project.

Music Theater Works Presents BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL

SKOKIE, Ill., Nov. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works shall present “Billy Elliot: The Musical” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from December 23, 2021 through January 2, 2022 as the final production of the 2021 Season.

Dynamic Bud Duo Ed ‘NJWeedman’ Forchion and Son Announce Exclusive Yohan Marley Club Residency at The Joint of Miami

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — King “Krefiii” Forchion, son of the legendary marijuana personality, Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion, is determined to make his dad proud while uplifting the culture in the cannabis community. The young cannapreneur, under the influence of NJWeedman, has announced the exclusive club residency of Yohan Marley (grandson of Bob Marley) at The Joint of Miami.

The Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale welcome special guests David E. Talbert, Bill Rogers, and Drew Tablak at the Holiday POPS Spectacular!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Golden State Pops Orchestra announces director David E. Talbert, voice actor Bill Rogers, and singer Drew Tablak as special guests for the “Holiday POPS Spectacular” on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, Calif., and will include two world premieres: A musical suite from the movie “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” and a new work for narrator and orchestra based on music from the motion picture “Elf” titled “How Buddy the Elf Saved Christmas.”

Lowell Chamber Orchestra presents ‘As One,’ the most produced contemporary opera in North America, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lowell Chamber Orchestra is proud to present “As One” on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m., at Middlesex Community College. The critically acclaimed, 75-minute chamber opera created by composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Kimberly Reed and Mark Campbell with film by Ms. Reed, has had nearly 50 productions around the world and, according to OPERA America, is the most produced contemporary opera in North America.

Online music school Soundfly and Grammy-winning artist Kiefer team up on innovative piano course

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning pianist and producer Kiefer and online music school Soundfly have developed a comprehensive new piano course that bridges the world of jazz and hip-hop. Kiefer: Keys, Chords, and Beats is available today in Soundfly’s subscription library of creative music courses and offers an in-depth look inside Kiefer’s creative process, giving students the tools to transform their own piano skills.

Golden State Pops Orchestra / Friends of the GSPO announce the creation of the Entertainment in Music Association

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Golden State Pops Orchestra / Friends of the GSPO nonprofit arts organization announces that they will now be doing business as the Entertainment in Music Association. The purpose of the association will be to support passion and creativity through the art and entertainment of music. This includes governing and funding the Golden State Pops Orchestra ensemble and other new projects related to music entertainment.

Music Theater Works Announces 2022 Season

SKOKIE, Ill., Nov. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works has announced the 2022 Season, opening with Jerry Herman’s “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” (March 10, 2022 – April 3, 2022) starring Joshua Eads Brown (AKA Ginger Minj) from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” followed by “DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID” (June 2, 2022 – June 22, 2022), “ZORRO: THE MUSICAL” (August 11, 2022 – August 21, 2022), “CAMELOT” (October 30, 2022 – November 13, 2022), and “IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS” (December 15, 2022 – January 1, 2023).

Former ‘American Pimp’ Turned Police Accountability Activist, Andre Taylor Revisits his Roots with ‘Many Shades of Dre’ Hip Hop Music and Video Project

SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In what might appear to be a major contradiction of sorts, civic activist Andre Taylor is reflecting on his notoriously iconic, urban culture hustler past and bringing back his alter pimp ego, “Gorgeous Dre,” with the release of his new music and video project, “Many Shades of Dre.”

Bullying Prevention Month: Tackling Bullying is a Matter of Life and Death

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bullying is a serious, often life-threatening issue. For Bullying Prevention Month, the Church of Scientology International shares the story of a humanitarian who found a simple way to change the culture of bullying to one of compassion. Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) launched its “30 Days-30 Rights” human rights school concert tour across America.

Bass Player Clint ‘Payback’ Sands Rallies Hip Hop Pioneers for Check Your Risk Campaign for Diabetes Awareness Month

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy, Coolio, Kid Frost and the Dogg Pound’s Kurupt are just a few of the hip hop pioneer veterans who responded when bass player / music producer Clint “Payback” Sands reached out to his friends, inviting them to sound the alarm and participate in the “Check Your Risk” awareness campaign, an initiative of Preventive Lifestyle Assistance Network (PLAN).

Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale present their Return to the Stage with the annual Holiday POPS Spectacular!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Golden State Pops Orchestra announces their Return to the Stage with the “Holiday POPS Spectacular” on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8pm in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale with a festive performance of timeless holiday film music, traditional favorites, special guests, and snow!

Sue Larsen, Singer-Songwriter, Releases her Third Single, Which Pokes Fun at Not Accepting a Relationship Ending

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bijoux Music Group LLC announced Sue Larsen’s next pop single, “You Will Always Be There” is being released today, under the Bijoux Music Group LLC label and produced by Sue Larsen. It can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and all other streaming platforms. It is also available on Amazon and the iTunes Store for download as a mp3.

DJ Expression: A Master of Mixtapes Drops New Release

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DJ Expression, also known as Peter O Okeke, has vowed to make a difference and to add value to the music industry by pushing the AfroBeat genre. Nigerian-born, this musical artist has developed a unique style where he’s created a signature blend of mixes and sounds. Now, he’s excited to announce a new mixtape to drop this week – “Traffic Light” (AFROBEAT Vol. 14).

Singer Tony Hightower Brings Real Jazz to The Young Generation on ‘Legacy’ Sophomore Project Richly Inspired by His Jazz Singer Mother Theresa Hightower

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers R&B audiences into Jazz – Real Jazz. With years of experience as a singer, drummer, and actor (easily recognizable from his work in Tyler Perry movies/TV/stage productions), Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started.

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra earns recognition in national competition

LOWELL, Mass., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra has been awarded third place in The American Prize Competition for the Performing Arts. The orchestra was recognized for their performances in its inaugural season, in a division that appraises professional orchestras around the United States.

MTS and See Your Shadow Songwriting Win at 14th Prayze Factor Awards

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Sept. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, September 19, 2021 the winners for the 14th Prayze Factor Awards were announced. MTS Management Group is proud that they, along with their client, See Your Shadow Songwriting, were selected among the winners. See Your Shadow, headed by Michael Coleman, was named Best Alternative Gospel Group for their single, “I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello.”

High Mountain Breezes (HMB Players) Releases 2nd Presale Track, ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ off Soon to be Released Record, ‘Daddy’s Margarita Rose’

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — High Mountain Breezes today announce the release of their second pre-sale song “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” a track from their soon to be released record “Daddy’s Margarita Rose.” The track is now available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, You-Tube and many other major streaming services.

The Keeping Tabs Awareness Campaign: Rotting Rationality

FLINT, Mich., Sept. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jonathan McKay, better known by his social influencer tag RoarJMcKay is a psychedelic multimedia content creator hailing from Flint, MI. Harnessing the influence of psychedelia, McKay has begun to apply concepts of geometric structure and interconnectedness visually in abstract ways. After surviving the disastrous “Flint Water Crisis” and fighting a brave battle with Cancer in his saliva glands, Jonathon had a new vision for life. That new vision was “Keeping Tabs.”

Jaiimoni Starr releases single ‘Stop and I Go,’ launching career at age 16

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jaiimoni Starr, who sung solo songs and performed praise dances at church, and began her career doing cover raps, launches her first professional rap single with “Stop and I Go.” She is 16. Allen Daugherty, Daugherty Entertainment, is managing the artist.

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra opens their third season with cosmic music, premieres

LOWELL, Mass., Sept. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra opens its third season this Saturday, September 25, with music inspired by the cosmos. The three works by Anna Clyne, Micah Roberts, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, all allude to a cosmic object.

Music Theater Works Presents RAGTIME

SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works will present “Ragtime” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from October 29 through November 7, 2021 being the third production of the 2021 Season.

‘A Bleeding Sky’ Wins Push Global Entertainment’s 2021 Listening Party Las Vegas Charts iTunes Pop Charts

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Push Global Entertainment is proud to have hosted “2021 Listening Party Las Vegas” a music performance competition in Las Vegas, Nevada that saw some of the brightest Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B rising stars compete for major label distribution and a marketing budget.

Bre Maa Releases New EP that Promises Rap in its Purest Form

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rap artist, Bre Maa, also known as “The Hood Celestial” or “T.H.C.” just announced the release of her debut EP – “Brightly Unveiling Majesty” (B.U.M.). With four tracks, this album is poised to quickly brighten the rap scene.

RodthaGreat’s ‘The Garden’ Hits the iTunes Charts with VIP Recordings

NEW YORK, N.Y. and ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RodthaGreat after recently signing a distribution deal with VIP Recordings, currently distributed by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, recently peaked the iTunes Hip-hop/Rap Song Charts at #57 with his release of “The Garden.”

New Jersey Native Pop Singer-Songwriter EM Scores Top 20 Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart Single – ‘Hear Your Love’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an era starved for young Pop artists with something significant to share, singer/songwriter Em (Emily Wachspress) delivers with her music and her message in her latest album, “DEAR LIFE,” a ginger breeze of mood, truth, and soulful Pop. “This album represents a big chapter in my life of growth and empowerment,” says Em.

Jam to Low-Down Blues with Hurricane Jerry Loos at the Westerwood Blueberries and The Blues Concert

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Westerwood Senior Living community is hosting a Blueberries & The Blues summer concert from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021, featuring local blues artist Hurricane Jerry Loos. Relax in the shade while you listen to low-down blues and celebrate the Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and tasty treats created by Westerwood’s Chef Marshall.

Sampling innovator RJD2 and online music school Soundfly team up to release transformative new course on sampling and arranging

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first online course, made in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course guides students through RJD2’s unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs.

McGregor Pedals Introduces the Cozmic Fuzzball Pedal

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, July 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boutique pedal company McGregor Pedals has launched its third pedal: The Cozmic Fuzzball. It follows on the heels of the McGregor’s previous pedals, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive, a single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal for guitar and bass, released in December 2019 and the Crunch Plus Overdrive, a medium-gain version for guitar and bass released in December 2020.

Presenting 7 living composers, 6 soloists, and an opera about a transgender woman, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra announces its most exciting season yet

LOWELL, Mass., July 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After successfully ending an entirely virtual second season, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra returns to live concerts with “A Season of Inclusion,” its third and most ambitious season to date. The season opens with another world premiere: Micah Roberts’ “Hypernovae,” a fantastic overture inspired by the cosmos.

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra makes final round in The American Prize Competition

LOWELL, Mass., July 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is one of the finalists for The American Prize in the orchestral performance competition, professional divisions. While the competition is still ongoing, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra is being recognized for superb past performances during its three years of existence.

Music Theater Works Presents Mamma Mia!

SKOKIE, Ill., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works will present “Mamma Mia!” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from August 19, 2021 through August 29, 2021 being the second production of the 2021 Season.

SoulFest Returns to New Hampshire, Celebrating Faith Through Music – New England’s Premier Christian Music Festival, August 5-7, 2021

GILFORD, N.H., July 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Sound Concerts, Inc., a New England based promoter and festival producer, is hosting their 23rd annual Christian music festival, at the Best of NH award-winning Gunstock Mountain Resort. After canceling the 2020 festival due to the pandemic, thousands are ready to gather and celebrate through “Music, Love & Action.”

Dream A World Education Founder Bunny Hull to Be Inducted Into Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bunny Hull, Grammy Award winner and Founder and Executive Director of Dream a World Education, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that delivers virtual and in-classroom arts-based social-emotional learning to young children, will be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 25 at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Pompano Beach Arts Music Series Welcomes Live Audiences – Allan Harris and Leesa Richards Take the Stage at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is excited to welcome back live audiences to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center for the remaining concerts in the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series. July’s concert features jazz great Allan Harris and August showcases soulful songstress Leesa Richards.

With ‘Disney PRIDE in Concert,’ the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Sets the LGBTQ Experience to the Music and Magic of Disney

BOSTON, Mass., June 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Disney’s beloved catalog of songs will be reimagined by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) in Disney PRIDE in Concert, a musical celebration of LGBTQ life, love, family, and perseverance, June 25-26, 2022 at Boston Symphony Hall.

King of Battle Rap to change lives with latest Battle Rap Tournament

ATLANTA, Ga., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Inc. has brought together some of battle raps lyrical geniuses to help one lucky winner’s dream come true in winning the first annual Worldwide Battle of The Rappers Tournament. Contestants will have the opportunity starting June 1, 2021 to register under one of 10 leading battle rappers in the game to guide them to the Grand Finale as their Team Captain.

Nipsey Hussle New Hit Announced

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Blue Dreams,” which is the latest release from Nipsey Hussle by independent record label Juice Division Records is arguably the best posthumous verse from the Nipsey Hussle vault yet.