SXSW Announces Six More Australian Acts For 2016

SXSW Announces Six More Australian Acts For 2016
January and February will see The Gooch Palms head back to their native country of Australia for a homecoming tour only to return shortly after to the US for their second appearance at SXSW in 2016 and yet another US tour. Keeping true to their DIY …
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Andreya Triana, The Haunt, Pool Valley, Brighton, Monday, November 16
“Hailing from South-East London” her online profile said, but this was a homecoming for Andreya Triana. After a dramatic opening from Triana introducing her soulful and beautifully expressive voice with It's Not Over the audience was treated to an …
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BronzeLens Film Festival Announces Best of Festival Honorees


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 01, 2014

BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) 2014 winners were announced at the BronzeLens Awards Show ceremony held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis where the Best of Festival filmmakers in their perspective categories received top honors. Award winning film categories included the Feature, Documentary, International, Short, Documentary Short, Student, Webisodes as well as Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Overall and the Audience Awards.

Of the 43 juried films screened, a panel of 14 judges selected the work of filmmakers representing the United States, Africa and South America to receive BronzeLens Awards. This year BronzeLens Awards prizes were enhanced by generous sponsor contributions. SIM Digital provided an Arri Light Kit gear package and color correction valued at more than $ 30,000 for the Best Overall winner, BET Networks presented $ 5000 for Best Short, the ASPiRE Television Student Award included a network internship and Entertainment Partners gave budgeting and scheduling software to the Best Feature and Best Documentary filmmakers.

It is a privilege to showcase the work of some of worlds best and brightest filmmakers at BronzeLens, said Deidre McDonald, BronzeLens Film Festival Artistic Director. Their creativity and passion inspires us to continue to serve as champions of the industry.

The 2014 BronzeLens winners, awards and films synopsiss are as follows:

The Best Overall -Best Feature-: CRU

(Producer: Danny Green, Alton Glass, Courtney Triggs, Matthew Hatchet, Oliver W. Ottley III, Director: Alton Glass)

Nearly twenty years after a tragedy, the reunion of four high school friends opens old wounds, exposes long-hidden secrets and paves the road to forgiveness and redemption.

Best Documentary: Lifes Essentials With Ruby Dee

(Producer: Jevon NJ Frank, Director: MutaAli Muhammad)

In this open-letter style documentary, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis rich lives guide their grandson on his personal quest to master lasting love conscious art, and undying activism.

Best Webisode: Good Girls

(Producer: Kai Parham, Asia Lampley , Director: Rhavynn Drummer)

Four young women in pursuit of love and success in Atlanta, maneuver through their blossoming individuality and moral upbringing.

Best International: They Are We

(Producer: Emma Christopher/Sergio Leyva Seiglie, Director: Emma Christopher)

A family separated by the transatlantic slave trade for 200 years sing and dance its way back together? THEY ARE WE tells how, after a set of remarkable discoveries, Cuco and Alfredo set out to do just that, and how Joe and Solomon welcomed them home.

Best Student: Little Africa

(Producer: Curtis Adair, Director: Justin Oney)

During the massacre of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, a biracial cop passing as white protects his black mother from the town genocide.

Best Short: Hero Mars

(Producer: Susan Chapman, Director: Skyler Cooper)

A down and out actor gets the chance of a lifetime to audition for a world class theater company but struggles against misconceptions, hostility, and ignorance in their quest to gain acceptance.

Best Short Documentary: The Helen Lindsey Story

(Producer: Maria Howell, Director: Mike Ray)

Courage, Determination and WILL, only partially describe Helen Lindsey and the journey shes traveled with no limbs. Her story will change YOUR life forever.

Best Actress: Rain Pryor for That Daughter’s Crazy

(Producers: Sam Adelman and Daryl Sledge, Director: Elzbieta Szoka)

Some apples dont fall far from the tree. That Daughters Crazy, directed by Elzbieta Szoka and produced by Paradox Smoke Productions, is a portrait of actress/singer Rain Pryor, daughter of legendary comedian Richard Pryor.

Best Actor: Keith Robinson for CRU

The winners of the Audience Awards, determined by audience votes throughout the Festival are:

Best Feature: CRU

(Producer: Danny Green, Alton Glass, Courtney Triggs, Matthew Hatchet, Oliver W. Ottley III, Director: Alton Glass)

Best Documentary: Lifes Essentials With Ruby Dee

(Producer: Jevon NJ Frank, Director: MutaAli Muhammad)

Best Short: THE B WORD

Producers: Nakisha Celistan and Nichole Celistan, Director:Jermaine R. Spencer

THE B WORD is a cinematic short narrative depicting two sisters on conflicting paths; both leading to a destructive cycle of fear, blame and uncertainty. The story is set around the disease of Bulimia Nervosa.

Best Student: Little Africa

(Producer: Justin Oney, Director: Curtis Adair)

About the BronzeLens Film Festival

Founded in 2009, The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is twofold: to promote Atlanta as the new film Mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Since its inception the BronzeLens Film Festival has evolved as one of the most comprehensive film festivals for filmmakers of color in the United States. Visit http://www.bronzelens.com for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and future updates.

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Geeh The Band Announces Release of No Cost Kid-Friendly Music Videos on New App


San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

Geeh the Band announces the release of its first four music videos for children on its new App. Following closely behind the release of its third album, EVOLVE, coming out this 2015, the release of music videos on its App at no charge offers even more mobile music and video media options with positive messages for families.

Designed for tech-savvy kids ages 4-10, this new App is robust and easy for kids to use. Fans can download videos and then play the first two albums of music. Videos available for viewing and download right now are “Summer Time,” “Everytime” and “Heaven” from the first album HEAVEN and “Well Make the World Shine” from the FIERCE album.

The band is developing a downloadable code that will allow fans to get all 12 of the music videos currently in development. When a manufacturer licenses the Geeh characters for their product, their customers then receive the code to download music, enhancing the licensors brand by delivering quality kids music with their products. This adds value and goodwill to brands through kid- and parent-friendly music, stories, and videos.

DaVooDooBaby Entertainment Announces Inspirational Speaker Series By Multi-Talented MC and Highly Acclaimed Rapper, I AM SIDDY RICH

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

DaVooDooBaby Entertainment (http://www.iamsiddyrich.com) today announced that I AM SIDDY RICH has begun a national speaking tour. His speaker talents are aimed at motivating a new generation of young teens who face poverty and crime to succeed and advance in life despite insurmountable obstacles that threaten to extinguish their dreams. Reaction to his music and now his speeches has garnered wide praise for his deep rooted themes and life experiences.

From the cruel, bloody political massacres of Haiti, to the detainee camps at GITMO (U.S. Naval Base at Guant

Singer Songwriter Carly Jamison Announces the Release of Ungrounded Album Set for October 29


New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

Carly Jamison is determined to keep American rock alive. Her new album, Ungrounded was produced by Nashville producer Tres Sasser while under the influence of all of the iconic rock albums from the ’60s and ’70s. Everything from good old fashioned rock-and-roll to classic rock, Southern rock, pop rock and modern rock is all represented in some way. The collection of 11 tracks all penned by Jamison (three cowritten with Sasser) define and explore the essence of everything that you love about rock and roll the innocence, the romance, the frustration, and the constant yearning to escape.

Recorded at the Brown Owl Studio and Undertow Studio in Nashville, TN, players include former Georgia Satellite Dan Baird, Keith Brogdon, Tres Sasser, Sarah Silva, Chris Tench, Chris Tuttle, K.S. Rhodes, Chris West, Jon-Paul Frappier, and Oscar Utterstrom. It was engineered and mixed by Chris Grainger, best known for his work with Wilco, Switchfoot, and Sixpence None The Richer, and mastered by Richard Dodd, multi-Grammy winner for Tom Petty, Delbert McClinton, Dixie Chicks.

The album will be released on October 29th through Sony/RED and will be available for pre-order prior to the release date. For a full album preview, including all liner notes, visit http://www.ungrounded.info.

Jamison’s first album Everything Happens For A Reason drew comparisons to artists as varied as Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Humble Pie, Drive By Truckers, John Fogerty, Roy Orbison, Cee Lo Green, Ray Davies, Status Quo, Slade, Eddie Cochran, and others.

For more information about the artist, please visit her online at http://www.carlyjamison.com.







New York Based Hip Hop Sensation, Dame-Os, Announces 2nd Album Release


New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013

Award winning producer and artist, Dame-O has officially released his highly anticipated new album, Dame Meets World available for download on the following sites: Theindie.biz and http://www.dame-o.net.

The Chicago native has put his one-of-a-kind, hip hop & soul flavor on this 16-track album. Dame Meets World also features artists from Chicago and New York including Sean Ace, Que Billah, RealT@lk, Jay Willa, Jimmy Wells, Phase One and Kish. The first two singles, Real Love and GreenTime have already experienced heavy rotation on various on-line radio stations and blogs. Real Love was also aired on Next to Blow Radio in Miami.

As a versatile vocalist and rapper, Dame-O has built a reputation himself and his music. In 2010, Dame-O won the Ultimate Social Artist Contest for TheIndie.biz, and as recently as 2013, Dame-O received the National Adrenaline Award for Best Producer of a Skate Track.

About Dame-0

Dame-O is a multi-talented music producer, artist, songwriter, DJ, and entrepreneur that has become a force in the underground music industry. He continues to create hit tracks for himself and hundreds of artists. He has also created and developed two successful online social networks BeatstreetClub and Skatefam.

Along with his music, roller skating has always been one of Dame-Os most adored past times. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that he has become a pioneer of Chicago’s Skating Music. Dame-O has also created three of the most innovative Chicago Skate Music collages created (entitled Skate101, Skate102 and Skate103). These classic collections are adored by fans throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, and because of this work he has received recognition from of Stony Island Magazine (2010) as Chicagos Next Big Thing.

Dame-Os musical style can be described as a refreshing combination of soulful hip-hop, vintage samples, and R&B which often encompasses playful, fun lyrics with a positive message. As a versatile vocal artist, Dame-O can be heard singing and/or rapping on a track. He is also a versatile musician, playing the keyboard, drums, bass guitar and percussion. Stay tuned for more information on release parties, promotions and the links for the album.

Broadening the scope and expanding his brand, he has since relocated to Brooklyn New York, and is now a staff producer for New York Citys famous Quad Studios.







Travel and Leisure News Announces Holiday Events 2013

(PRWEB) November 07, 2013

Arizona

OVER THE BRIDGE SHOPPING GALA IN TUBAC, ARIZONA

Tubac, Arizona – The Over the Bridge Shopping Gala is held in The beautiful K. Newby Sculpture Garden in the Historic Artist town of Tubac, Az featuring Arts & Crafts booths, live Music and Flash mob dances. This Free event is every Saturday & Sunday from October 5- December 22, 2013 this is a kid friendly event with hands on craft classes at some of the participating booths. This Artist Colony consists of over 100 galleries and restaurants in a three block area. Contact Vesta Abel: 520-449-9249. overthebridgeshoppinggala.com

Arizona

HOLY TRINITY MONASTERY HOSTS 33RD ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, ST. DAVID, ARIZONA

St. David, Arizona – The Fall Festival at the Holy Trinity Monastery in St. David, Arizona, will take place from 10 am to 5pm on Saturday, Nov. 9th and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, Nov 10th. Artists and crafters will be offering jewelry, wood and metal working, natural beauty products, and yard ornaments; shoppers strolling in the beautiful fall weather will find a wide array of unique gifts for their holiday list. A $ 2 donation for parking that includes a free raffle ticket is requested. For Fiesta information, go to holytrinitymonastery.org/calendar.html#Noon or call (520) 686-1589.

California

SAN FRANCISCO’S HOLIDAY SEASON NEVER LOOKED BRIGHTER AND IT ALL STARTS ALONG THE CITY’S WATERFRONT

San Francisco, California – San Francisco is renowned for celebration on a grand scale and the coming holiday season in the city-by-the-bay will be decked out in magical tradition this year. It all starts where this town of holiday lights meets the revitalized Waterfront and the Hyatt Regency San Francisco sits center stage with its virtual, over-sized snow globe. Promising daily snowfall in its Guinness Book of World Records largest lobby, the hotel is San Franciscos home for the holidays. The Holiday Destination Room Package features all the benefits of the hotels holiday amusements as well as all the nearby festivities. For reservations and information, visit sanfranciscoregency.hyatt.com or call (800) 233-1234.

California

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, WITH SPECIAL HOTEL RATES & MORE

Irvine, California – Irvine hotels invite visitors to experience all of the holiday happenings in the center of Orange County with special offers including complimentary breakfast and late checkout, along with gift cards and shopping certificates. Irvines family-friendly holiday activities, events, and special hotel offers, along with the destinations close proximity to all of Orange County make it an ideal destination for visitors to celebrate the holiday season. For a complete listing of holiday events and hotel specials, visit destinationirvine.com/holidays.

Connecticut

CONNECTICUT’S WOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S 3RD ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE FESTIVAL-FREE FAMILY FUN

South Windsor, Connecticut -Wood Memorial Library is hosting its 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Festival from November 29 thru December 15, 2013. This Festival is free to the public and features row upon row of colorful candy coated houses created by experts and novices alike. A “Gingerbread Shop” offers tasty take-home treats and the chance to do some holiday shopping. Located at 783 Main Street, South Windsor, Connecticut the Festival hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 8pm, weekends from 10am-6pm closing on December 15th at 2pm. woodmemoriallibrary.org

Connecticut

CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF SANTAS 4TH ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 2ND – 3RD, WATERBURY

Waterbury, Connecticut – The Connecticut Society of Santas, a 501 (C)(3) non-profit, will hold their 4th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday November 2nd and Sunday November 3rd, at CoCo Key Resort in Waterbury. Over forty amazing vendors, Festival of Trees, Parade with Santas, Mrs. Claus and Elves, music, magic, face painting and more, will provide guests of all ages a memorable time as they participate in the captivating sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of the holiday season. Donations of unwrapped toys or non-perishable food item suggested. Prize drawing tickets available. ctsocietyofsantas.org

Connecticut

FOURTH ANNUAL CANTON HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR PRESENTED BY CANTON DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS, CANTON, NOVEMBER 23RD

Canton, Connecticut – Canton Dollars for Scholars sponsors their fourth annual Canton Holiday Craft Fair, to be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at Canton High School, 76 Simonds Avenue, Canton, Connecticut, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Up to 75 vendors showcase wood, jewelry, fiber arts, gourmet food gifts, handmade soaps, photography, home and holiday d

CMT Announces First Round Finalists for the ”2010 CMT Music Awards”


Nashville, TN (Vocus) April 6, 2010

Voting begins today for the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, country musics only fan-voted award show, with the announcement of this years first round finalists. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland lead the pack in first round nominations with four each, followed by Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band, who each garnered three.

Beginning today, Monday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m., ET, fans can vote on CMT.com for their favorite artists to determine the final nominees for CMTs ninth annual awards show. Country musics biggest stars will rock Nashville when the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premieres LIVE on Wednesday, June 9 on CMT and CMT.com.

Country Music Recording Artist Susan Toney Announces Formation of the Susan Toney Band

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

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Country Music Recording Artist Susan Toney Announces Formation of the Susan Toney Band

Recording artist Susan Toney announced today that she will be playing with The Susan Toney Band comprised industry renowned artists:

The band features Susan Toney on lead vocals, keyboard and guitar along with veterans Arno Lucas on percussion and vocals (Al Jarreau, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Ricki Lee Jones) and Chad Watson on bass and vocals (Janis Ian, David Arkenstone, Delaney & Bonnie, Charlie Rich Jr. & Sr., Ronnie Milsap). Susan Toney Is now signed to STRANGE CHILD RECORDS and in September 2012, signed to Kings Road Group International for Management & Representation.

There will be upcoming announcements of strategic life performance engagements/opportunities including opening acts for The Susan Toney Band as well as a Radio Promotional Tour.

Susan Toney broke under her label Strange Child Records with her CD “Love is the Cure.” She is also launching a groundbreaking non profit organization

called “Love, Hope and Health”

Susan Toney is in her element with guitar in hand and audience before her. With a rare talent and diverse sound; drawing on pop, alternative country, pop/rock and rhythm and blues, she captivates her listener with brilliant lyrics and unexpected melodic twists and turns. She takes you on a journey with disarming subtlety, as the intensity of a whisper, becomes an explosion. Solo or with her band, her music explodes with raw edge and intimacy; her pure, passionate, voice compels attention.

Her music has appeared in several major and independent films

Susan Toney

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HMV.ca Announces Maroon 5 Collectible Award

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 14, 2007

Calling all Maroon 5 fans! HMV.ca (http://www.HMV.ca) has just announced the second of over 30 major prizes in their contest to launch the exclusive HMV Underground website. For all those who can’t keep their eyes off of lead singer Adam Levine this announcement comes just in time to correspond with Maroon 5′s Toronto tour date October 4, 2007.

Maroon 5 found success with their d