Music artist Au$teelo Is Dropping New Music Soon

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Michigan-based artist Au$teelo is dropping some fire new music.

This artist Au$teelo has what it takes to succeed, and you will be seeing him everywhere soon!”

— Disney Actor/Publicist Devan Leos

LANSING, MICHIGAN , USA , June 22, 2021 / — Au$teelo is a music artist and rapper based in Lansing Michigan. Au$teelo has been releasing music on SoundCloud for years, but has recently been gaining attention after working with Disney Channel Actor/Publicist Devan Leos, and being mentioned by artist Chxpo on twitter. Au$steelo has released songs on SoundCloud such as "Hater$ And Rumor$", and "got rich", which received underground attention, and was even mentioned by CHXPO on Twitter. However, this heavy-hitting new artist is about to go big with some new releases and projects currently being developed, and will soon be released. Au$teelo isnt playing games, with his new projects in the pipeline, plus a AAA publicist and promoter behind him, Au$teelo will definitely be going places this year! Keep an eye out for this popping new music artist. Disney Actor Devan Leos when reached out to said "This artist Au$teelo has what it takes to succeed, and you will be seeing him everywhere soon!"

Au$teelo can be found on twitter @Austeelo777

Tags: Au$teelo, Au$teelo (Music Artist), (Hip Hop), Rap, Austeelo, Austeelo Music,


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NYF Advertising Awards, The Female Quotient, Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Launch First “SeeHer Lens” Award

Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient, Co-Founder, SeeHer

The SeeHer Lens Award will honor best-in-class creative film work that exemplifies gender equality and accurate portrayals of women/girls in advertising.

We are thrilled to partner with NYF Advertising Awards for this new award, which sets the standard for creative media.”

— Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient, Co-Founder, SeeHer

NEW YORK , NEW YORK , USA , June 22, 2021 / — New York Festivals International Advertising Awards®, The Female Quotient (The FQ) and the ANA have partnered to launch a special new award, the 2021 NYFA “SeeHer Lens” Award. This new award will honor best-in-class creative film work submitted to the 2021 competition that exemplifies gender equality and accurate portrayals of women and girls in advertising.

“New York Festivals Advertising Awards is extremely proud to partner with The Female Quotient, and the ANA in this year’s competition,” said Ellen Smyth, Owner/CEO of New York Festivals. “I admire the ANA and The FQ, and the work that The FQ and the SeeHer movement do to advance equality through collaboration. Aligning New York Festivals and SeeHer shines the spotlight on the great creative work in this year’s entries that depict women realistically and accurately.”

“We are thrilled to partner with NYF Advertising Awards for this new award, which sets the standard for creative media. By celebrating advertisers who are leading the way in the accurate representation of women and girls, we are confident that we will continue to inspire more change across the industry,” said Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient, Co-Founder, SeeHer.

The Female Quotient taps into the power of the collective to advance equality in the workplace through the power of collaboration. Their efforts bring visibility to women, activate solutions for change, and create metrics for accountability.

SeeHer is a collective of marketers, media organizations and industry influencers committed to creating advertising and supporting content that portrays women and girls as they really are. The ANA in partnership with The Female Quotient launched in June 2016 in Washing DC at the White house. The “SeeHerLens” Award is the latest joint announcement by the ANA and The FQ, demonstrating the united commitment to the SeeHer movement.

“We are delighted to be part of this award. Media defines culture, and culture drives change,” said Bob Liodice, CEO, ANA. “It is critical to recognize brands who are moving the needle through great storytelling in their ad campaigns. The award is a powerful lens to showcase those who truly see her and set an example for others.”

New York Festivals film entries will be reviewed by over 100 members of the New York Festivals Jury. They will judge all entries using the SeeHer Gender Equality Measure, (GEM®), the global industry standard for measuring gender bias (total and multi-cultural) in ads and programming. GEM® is used in 14 major markets around the world, representing 87% of total global ad spend, to create bias-free ads, content, media buys and media plans.

“Honoring groundbreaking creative work is what New York Festivals has always been about,” said Scott Rose, Executive Director of New York Festivals Advertising Awards. “The new “SeeHer Lens” Award is an opportunity for NYF to join forces with the creative industry to celebrate innovative work that expresses gender equality, we’re thrilled to have this additional metric to evaluate excellence.”

New York Festivals collaborated with graphic artist Rowan Shalit to create the 2021 NYFA “SeeHer Lens” Award logo graphic. For more information on Rowan visit or @rowanshalitstudio.

The NYFA “SeeHer Lens” Award will be announced on July 14th with the New York Festival’s 2021 Advertising Award winners. For more information on competition categories, rules, and regulations visit

About New York Festivals: New York Festivals® Celebrating the World’s Best Work since 1957

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Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to

About The Female Quotient (The FQ) is dedicated to advancing equality around the world. The FQ provides companies and business leaders with the research, tools, and experiences to create equitable workplaces. Through best-in-class programming and content, it fosters powerful conversations around DE&I. The FQ's destination-turned-movement, the Equality Lounge®, has become a catalyst for change at major events and industry conferences around the world, including the World Economic Forum (Davos), Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and Cannes Lions, creating a global stage to connect and elevate women. Through its Business of Equality®, the FQ offers a suite of targeted tools and solutions to help leaders to close the gaps across parity, policy, and pipeline creating For more information, visit:

About SeeHer Despite strides made in recent years to accurately portray women and girls in media, unconscious bias persists throughout advertising and entertainment. The average age, race, body type, and other aspects of women depicted in media today still represents only a small fraction of the female population. Led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), SeeHer is a collective of marketers, media organizations and industry influencers committed to creating advertising and supporting content that portrays women and girls as they really are. It launched in June 2016 in partnership with The Female Quotient (The FQ) in Washington DC at the United State of Women. To help marketers benchmark success, the group developed Gender Equality Measure® (GEM®), the first research methodology that quantifies gender bias in ads and programming. GEM® shows that content portraying females accurately dramatically increases both purchase intent and brand reputation. In 2017 GEM® won the prestigious ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award. The methodology quickly became the industry standard, which led to a global rollout in 2018. In 2019, the movement expanded into new verticals: sports (SeeHer In Sports) and music (SeeHer Hear Her). Visit and follow @SeeHerOfficial on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Gayle Seminara Mandel
New York Festivals
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International Music Conference

Global tech & entertainment company adds its voice and support to Africa’s music industries
(June 28 – July 1, 2021)

At Hitlab we understand the mega value of the African Music market and the potential it represents.”

— Michel Zgarka, President & CEO, Hitlab Inc.

MONTREAL, CANADA, June 22, 2021 / — Michel Zgarka, President & CEO of Hitlab, Inc. has announced the company’s participation as a key sponsor of MIDEM Africa, the first pan-African digital music event dedicated to the continent’s vibrant music community, to be held June 28 – July 1. Mr. Zgarka has been taking part in MIDEM for over 4 decades and has come to consider this gathering as one of the most significant music industry forums.

Mr. Zgarka says: “Midem’s focus on Africa this year is timely. At Hitlab we understand the mega value of the African Music market and the potential it represents. It is why we recently launched our unique, artist discovery platform, the Digital Emerging Artist Showcase (DEAS) powered by our patented AI software, Digital Nuance Analysis tool in four regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. And we have partnered with two industry leaders in the digital, streaming, and download service – TRACE and Boomplay to maximize our reach. Through DEAS we are engaged in discovering some of the rich musical talent from Africa and providing them a global audience – our way of democratizing the music industry and making music accessible without borders.”

In addition to its role as a key sponsor of MIDEM Africa, Hitlab will bring its knowledge-based resources, hosting a panel discussion: Music Meets Technology™ – Hitlab the "Democracy" of Music – Talent Without Borders ™, centered on the utilization of AI for music analysis and how it has become the “must-have” tool for those within the music community. The panel will be moderated by Mr. Zgarka and will include experts in the field of tech, R&D, and music in a conversation on the application of AI technology across the music universe.

At MIDEM Africa, HITLAB will introduce four (4) of the Digital Emerging Artist Showcase leaderboard highest scoring artist submissions, all representing the strength of musical talent from pan-Africa.

The company also plans to make several important announcements and presentations in connection with the launch of DEAS Africa. Included among the many exciting news items they plan to unveil, is a series of radio and television deals aimed at enhancing the visibility of top-ranked, or “best of the best” DEAS artists and providing them with a wider audience reach.

This year’s four-day event will focus on the growing importance of Africa’s music industries and the continent’s vibrant music markets. The conference will highlight the most exciting trends and opportunities coming from the continent; as well as provide key insights and practical tools to foster the idea of networking that can accelerate careers and business opportunities among the most influential local musicians, and their regional and international counterparts.

The Midem Africa program is part of a long-term plan initiated by Midem in 2018, which has already resulted in 10 events across 6 countries and 7 African cities, as well as the presentation of the Midem African Forum. All of these initiatives are meant to support, grow, and connect the African music markets to the international community. And this aligns perfectly with Hitlab’s idea of “music without borders” or the democratization of the industry. Both organizations see the diversity and rich cultural heritage of the African markets, the influence of its artists across all genres of music, the continent's rapid mobile and digital adaptation as important factors in creating a bridge between the continent and the rest of the world.

MIDEM AFRICA is free and open to all, on the Midem Digital platform, June 28 – July 1, 2021.

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About HITLAB (A Digital and Media Entertainment Company)
HITLAB is a digital media & entertainment company that is revolutionizing the way cultural content is discovered, produced, and consumed. Using patented AI technology and innovative software developed in-house, to connect, engage and create strong interactions between consumers and brands. The company has a growing list of well-established national and global relationships with creative professionals, record companies, publishers, executives, producers, managers, media outlets, venues, and promoters.

About Midem
Home of the Global Music Community, Midem is the world’s leading music business event, which unites, connects, serves, and supports the global music ecosystem to exchange, create, play, forge relationships and shape the future of the industry. With a rich 4-day programme of conferences, competitions, networking events and live performances, music makers, cutting-edge technology companies, brands and talent come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people and music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections.

Hitlab Contact:

Sam Mattigly
SMC Solutions
+1 917-331-9375

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Rising R&B Singer-Songwriter "Rene Bonét" Talks Life as an Indie Artist

Rising Atlanta-Basted R&B Artist "Rene Bonét" Talks Life as an Indie Artist

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, June 22, 2021 / —
Rising Atlanta R&B singer Rene Bonét talks about life and shares some of her thoughts and
personal struggles as an independent artist. Bonét who was recently featured on Revolt TV for
her latest visuals “Trendsetter” and “Shawdy” talks about how working hard and staying
consistent awarded her the recognition of her local newspaper in her hometown Leasburg
Virginia. During the interview Bonét born Rikita Rene Lincoln shares how difficult it was for her just to
get through high school, feeling too different and difficult to get along with.
Bonét said, “Once I graduated from high school I just left."

Living in a small town with nowhere to go was difficult for a creative mind. This situation
eventually led to the artist moving her focus and career to Atlanta GA. When she got here, she
struggled-Bonét. These difficulties force her to live in her car. Rene mentions living in her car for
months at a time, refusing to give up, and spending every penny on creating music.
In 2014 Rene Bonét is introduced to the late Grammy award-winning engineer and producer
Alvin Speights eventually took Bonét under his tutelage making Bonét a force to be
reckoned with. Every day she did something, there is not a day that goes by that she was not
creating-Rene Bonet.

Bonet shares her thoughts on the necessity of having a budget to finance your dreams. She
mentions how money is the second most important thing when you’re an artist- talent being
the first. She can be the best musician out there but if she didn’t have money to promote it
then no one will ever know her as a music artist. Bonet continues to share her thoughts
informing us that she will be releasing a new single every month for the remainder of 2021. 
We look forward to seeing what else this artist has to offer to stay active with Rene Bonét check
out the links below to her latest visuals.
Instagram: @renebonet 
Tiktok: @renebonet 

Rene Bonét
Rene Bonét Music
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Cheers! Prolific Singer-Songwriter Raises A Glass With Celebratory Single "Here's To Us"

Country singer-songwriter Larry Jay releases "Here's To Us" on Sunday, June 20th. It's the follow up to his #2 international iTunes smash, "That Kind Of Love."

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 22, 2021 / — "Such an amazing songwriter" – Jamsphere

"Larry Jay's greatest strength comes from his ability to write upbeat and cheerful melodies that are uplifting" – The Indie Source

Since releasing his single, "Drunk On Dreams," a Top 30 UK iTunes hit in October 2020, Larry Jay has been riding a wave of successful single releases including a #1 and a #2 international sales chart hit. His November single release featuring Caeland Garner of The Voice ("Wow") hit #1 on the iTunes South Africa country songs chart. His most recent single, "That Kind Of Love" peaked at #2 on the same chart. With more than 120K Spotify streams and a successful open heart surgery behind him, Larry Jay has ALOT to celebrate.

On Sunday, June 20th, Larry Jay invites you to raise a glass with him on his new single, "Here's To Us." (MTS) The video for the celebratory song about friendship already has over 1700 Youtube views in the week since its release. Watch "Here's To Us" at

ABOUT LARRY JAY: A first runner-up in multiple songwriting contests, including the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Larry Jay says he started writing and performing music "To set my soul free." Jay has performed at the famed and historic Troubadour in Los Angeles, and he's shared the stage with Neil Young sideman and member of Crazy Horse, Sonny Mone.

The New York native, now residing in California, injects truth with hopeful lyrics and tasty melodies, to create his own brand of Award-winning Americana-tinged southern fried music. Larry Jay is a 2021 Josie Music Awards nominee.


Twitter: @lwdc123


Michael Stover
MTS Management Group

Larry Jay “Here’s To Us”

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Your Favorite Radio Station (AWSM Radio) adds new shows on World Music Day

Roxanne Seunarine | AWSM Radio Station Manager

Roxanne Seunarine | AWSM Radio Station Manager

AWSM Radio Shows

AWSM Radio Shows

AWSM Radio

AWSM Radio

AWSM Radio # 1 Digital Radio Station launches new shows on World Music Day

Listen to AWSM Radio and see why we are the #1 and hottest mainstream South Asian Digital Radio Station from New York. All we do is entertain, inform and inspire our listeners. Simply Awesome!”

— Ritesh Parikh

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 22, 2021 / — New York, NY 6/22 – On World Music Day, Roxanne is ready to let the secret out of the bag. On top of the great shows that we already have, we are adding new content, all exclusive to AWSM Radio

Roxanne Seunarine, AWSM Radio’s Station manager has been hard at work at adding new content. We already host the shows Rox Sessions, The Saturday Report with Colt Sebastian Taylor and DC Live in Effect. We have now added Married to the Game and DC’s House Party Saturdays.

Married to the Game is our sports show with a twist. Our Host, Brian, Nick and Joe bring their expertise from the sports writing and analytics world featuring stats, game recaps and some fun debate. Airing Wednesdays at 9pm the fellas are sure to grab your attention even if you aren’t a sports buff.

DC’s House Party Saturdays, is our weekly house music show. DC is our trusted house DJ and part of the AWSM family. Freestyle house music is his specialty. Bringing that Miami energy to the world every Saturday night at 10pm

ROX Sessions is currently our longest running and daily show. Hosted by Rox, playing in the biggest hits from around the world and covering the trending topics of the day. ROX Sessions has the largest reach of audience with 25 countries tuning in every day. Rox is an internet sleuth that finds a lot of her stories before they start trending. Her listeners are the ones that dictate the playlist of the show while she also finds songs and independent artists to introduce to her audience. She also has some of the most diverse guest interviews.

The Ryan Show hosted by Ryan, Hamptons Dave and Mr. Cheeks (World renowned rapper) have discussions weekly on sports, culture and current events keeping us entertained. Always filled with some of the most entertaining guests including famous rappers to NFL players and coaches. The fellas will make you feel like you are sitting on the couch with your friends and chatting.

AWSM Radio can be found via personal apps from the Google Play store and Apple App Store. Listeners can also tune in on our Facebook page with the “Listen Now” tab.

Listen to AWSM Radio anytime, anywhere Playing the best in music from all over the world.

Ritesh Parikh
Awesome TV
+1 212-203-7069
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HQ Trivia of Pakistan Raises $400,000 in Seed Funding

LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN, June 22, 2021 / — HQ Trivia is an extremely popular live interactive mobile game show in the United States. The app has become a cultural sensation in the past few years of its presence allowing the entire nation to participate in the game. In Pakistan, HQ Trivia’s local variant, Jeeto Naye Andaz Say is now gaining speed and is set to become “the disrupter” of Pakistan’s game show industry as it has raised $400,000 in its seed round lead by 47 Ventures Investment.

Holding a strategic geographical region in South Asia, Pakistan is a massive emerging market with an estimated population of 225 million as of 2021. The country’s demographic is dominated by youth making around 63% of the country’s overall population. Internet users in the country are growing at a mammoth 17% each year adding around 11 million to the market. These conditions made it inevitable for an application like Jeeto Naye Andaz Say to step in and dominate the mobile game show industry, which is still in its early growth phase.

Jeeto Naye Andaz Say follows the same format as HQ Trivia airing at the specified time of 10 PM PKT every night through its dedicated smartphone application. Every citizen from across the country can participate in the game. The entire show comprises of 10 questions that can be answered through the application’s interface. There is a timeframe of 10 seconds to answer each question correctly. The cash pool decided for the day gets evenly split between all the winners at the end of the day. Adding a cherry on top of this, people who stick till the end of the show become eligible for a lucky draw and win additional prizes. The entire experience gets wrapped up in a mere half an hour. The cash transfer takes place through local e-wallets provided by several telecommunication giants in the country.

“Interactive live streaming is a complex technical challenge especially with a large number of concurrent users. This funding round will not only help us grow our user base but will also help us overcome the challenges of interactive live streaming at scale” said Waqqas Alvi, co-founder & CEO of Trivzia Software Solution Pvt. Ltd, the startup behind the app.

Interactive live video streaming requires deep technical skills that the team of Trivzia possesses. Vouching for the team, Country Director for 47 Ventures Investment, Khurram Zafar said;

"The amazing team at Trivzia is building the future of live, interactive, mass communication! Skill-based, live, interactive, rewards game show is just the beginning. We are excited about what lies ahead: more frequent and specialized shows, educational content for younger demographics, and development of a real-time, market research & digital advertisement platform."

Jeeto Naye Andaz Say goes live daily at 10 PM PKT. The mobile app is available for both the leading mobile platforms, Google Android & Apple iOS and can be downloaded from their respective URLs:

Google Android:

Apple iOS:


About Trivzia

Trivzia Software Solutions Pvt Ltd is a Lahore, Pakistan based interactive live video streaming platform, market research & analytics development company.

About 47 Ventures Investments

47 Ventures is a premiere venture capital fund focused exclusively on Pakistan's high growth technology industry, making seed stage through series-A investments in Pakistani companies that leverage technology for rapid scale and growth.

Kumail Mustafa
Trivzia Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd
+92 300 8234083
email us here

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Hal Leonard Names Chief Technology Officer and Vice President – Digital & eCommerce

Asa Doyle and Chris Koszuta

Hal Leonard promotes Asa Doyle to Chief Technology Officer and Chris Koszuta to Vice President – Digital & eCommerce

MILWAUKEE, WI, USA, June 22, 2021 / — Hal Leonard has announced the promotions of two employees.

They have promoted Asa Doyle to Chief Technology Officer. He will oversee the company’s wide range of technology products and teams. These products cover e-commerce, music technology, media delivery, internal systems, and integrations for existing and future initiatives.

In 2018, Hal Leonard acquired Doyle’s company Groove3 which produces a popular website that includes online tutorials for music technology products. In addition to overseeing the general operations of Groove3, Doyle started leading several new development initiatives for Hal Leonard such as Essential Elements Music Class and the expansion of the digital books technology that was built by Groove3 and powers Hal Leonard Digital Books.

“Asa has been such a great asset to Hal Leonard since he came onboard,” said Larry Morton, Hal Leonard CEO. “His technological chops and music background have been a valuable combination that have helped us to build exciting new tools for musicians and music educators. We’re excited to see what other innovations and systems he can help us to develop in his new role.”

Before the Hal Leonard acquisition, Doyle had experience as an entrepreneur, being a co-founder and CEO of Groove3, with almost 20 years of leveraging technology to solve problems and deliver valuable technology-driven solutions supporting musicians. Groove3 began delivering online tutorials for musicians, producers, and audio engineers as a subscription service years before Netflix had an online streaming service! Based out of Austin, TX, Doyle also creates sonically responsive and performance-driven visuals for electronic music artists and DJs and writes electronic music.

Hal Leonard has also promoted long-time employee Chris Koszuta to the newly-created position of Vice President – Digital & eCommerce. In this new role, Koszuta will be overseeing several of the company’s websites, including Sheet Music Direct, ArrangeMe, and Sheet Music Plus. In addition, he will work on digital business development partnerships and develop new digital and eCommerce projects in conjunction with Doyle.

Prior to this role, Koszuta was General Manager of Sheet Music Direct, Hal Leonard’s digital sheet music site. Founded in 1997, it was the world’s first e-commerce website to offer downloadable sheet music. Today, Sheet Music Direct is the world’s leading website for digital sheet music, guitar tablature, and backing tracks, offering more than 1.1 million arrangements from the world’s top publishers. During his time as GM, Koszuta oversaw the creation of Sheet Music Direct’s popular PASS subscription program, mobile apps, and related business development and partnerships.

“Chris has been a driving force in the expansion of our digital programs for music consumers and music retailers,” comments Hal Leonard CEO, Larry Morton. “We’re excited about where his leadership will take us in the years to come.”

Koszuta has worked at Hal Leonard for 19 years, starting in their choral department as an editor. He’s a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Communications, and Technology. A former gigging keyboardist and private piano teacher, Koszuta lives in the Milwaukee area and in his spare time enjoys composing and recording a variety of music.

Trish Dulka
Hal Leonard LLC
+1 414-479-8412
email us here

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New Jersey Town Wakes Up Downtown with Music Street

Music Street in Edison NJ

Musician and Edison Resident Nick Ryan engaging the crowd as he inaugurates the Music Street stage in June

Joe Coyle on Music Street

Edison Chamber of Commerce President and Councilman Joe Coyle burns the midnight oil to get the signs up on Amboy Avenue in Edison.

Pianos on Amboy Avenue in Edison NJ

Two of the four community pianos on Amboy Avenue in Edison NJ, as donated by residents and painted by local artists.

Edison NJ gives a hint of things to come; Music Street is the road to creating a full-blown art and music mecca in their downtown.

The Clara Barton area is doing more than hosting individual successful events, they are planning for the big picture…and attracting the makings of a full-blown art and music mecca.”

— Melissa Peterson

EDISON, NEW JERSEY, USA, June 22, 2021 / — Don’t look it up on a map, you won’t find it. Music Street is a hot summer music and food destination that did not exist until a short time ago.

Edison New Jersey has a population of over 100,000 but their downtown Clara Barton area has been kind of quiet for years (outside of their once-a-year Fall Festival.) Too quiet, the local chamber of commerce decided and so they are now offering up a stretch of Amboy Avenue as “Music Street.”

Following the example of Edison Coffee House owners Mike and Marla Fisher, who have hosted musicians at their own expense every Friday and Saturday night for months, Mayor Lankey and council, the Edison Chamber of Commerce and their members are ready to make some noise! They want all of New Jersey to add Amboy Avenue to their to do list this summer.

Together with a nonprofit known as Edison Community Beautification, private sponsors and the tireless efforts of chamber president and Councilman Joe Coyle they have already kicked off music every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night. Local eateries with cuisines ranging from pizza to barbecue to Indian food have been looped in to generate buzz and the events have been very well received so far.

It started in May with the installation of four community pianos. Edison based artists festooned them colorfully and now they have been tuned and are out on the street for them for public use and scheduled performances. Next, they added an outdoor public seating area in the center of Amboy Avenue for music events all summer long. It is here that the public can enjoy free live music every Monday and Wednesday in addition to the Coffee House’s Friday and Saturday events.

Mondays have a community theme with local artists and non-profits exhibiting and solo performers. On Wednesdays there is a full band and, if they choose, attendees can add a $5 meal special from nearby Ruby’s Kitchen, Nicks Meat Depot or Fratelli’s pizza and dine outside by the music. There are also bi-monthly open mics at the Coffee House and plans in the works for bands from all genres and children’s events from now till the fall.

On June 26 & 27 the area is hosting Mayor Lankey’s two-day Summer Flower Walk. which will have a beer and wine garden, three stage areas and 18 performances in celebration of the 10 blocks and 120 flower beds and pianos that adorn the Clara Barton section. The scale of the event is a hint of things to come, with more performance areas planned and designed to attract the makings of a full-blown art and music mecca.

Covid made all of these plans a little last minute and it’s been an amazing effort on the part of all the planners, local government and the community to get them up and running. To fill the music stages, resident Melissa Peterson stepped in at the recommendation of a Chamber of Commerce member. Her affiliation with Telegraph Hill Records in Asbury Park and experience planning events in nearby Metuchen and Woodbridge made her the right person to bring in quality, crowd pleasing acts on short notice.

“I’m so pleased to be part of the Music Street plans. The thoughtful cultivation of art, original music, local talent combined with top name acts will serve the community in more ways than I can name. To become a place where people can go for entertainment and where artists and musicians will begin to choose to live benefits business and boosts quality of life and social causes. Clara Barton is doing more than planning individual successful events, they are planning for the big picture.” Peterson raves. “Joe Coyle, his team, Edison Community Beautification and the entire Clara Barton neighborhood are the best example of civic mindedness I have seen in a long while.”

Edison is not messing around here. It is all happening fast so make plans to visit soon—we don’t want you to miss a thing. Visit the Edison Chamber of Commerce online for official schedules, follow Edison NJ Happenings on Facebook or @downtownclarabarton or @somethingaboutmelissa on Instagram to get updates.

Joe Coyle
Edison Chamber of Commerce
+1 732-439-4423

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Angelena Bonet Gets A Standing Ovation for her film CHANGE THE WORLD by the Kalakari Film Festival Jury in India

Kalakari Film Festival

Kalakari Film Festival – Official Selection

AACTA Awards Red Carpet

Angelena Bonet – AACTA Awards

Australian Filmmaker - Angelena Bonet

Angelena Bonet

Australian documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter and humanitarian receives a standing ovation at the Kalakari Film Festival for her film "Change The World".

I created CHANGE THE WORLD to be heard and speak for those who can't. Liberation is possible when we seek light in the darkness. To receive a standing ovation for my film in India feels like a dream!”

— Angelena Bonet

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, June 22, 2021 / — Multi-award winning Australian documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter and global women's rights ambassador, Angelena Bonet, is an Official Selection at the Kalakari Film Festival in Dewas, India and has received a standing ovation by the Festival Jury. Bonet’s biopic documentary film, which she produced in its entirety, has won 160 film festival awards worldwide. The inspiring film has recently screened in Tokyo and Seoul, New York Tri-State Film Festival and the Roma Short Film Festival in Rome, Italy. She has been the recipient of many awards including the 'Humanitarian Award' at The Jane Austen International Film Festival, the 'Human Spirit Award' at the DOCS Without Borders Film Festival in The Bahamas and 'Best Australian Director' at the Best Directors Awards in London.

Bonet has also produced a biopic documentary trilogy feature film series consisting of "Angelena: Change The World", "Angelena: Heart Of The Matter" and "Angelena: Light At The End Of The Tunnel" which is available to rent or buy on Vimeo. A former Australian supermodel and actress, she has experienced two life changing tragedies, which she has chronicled in her documentaries. Her soulmate and fiancé of three days, Erick Deeby, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in August 2007. He had written and recorded instrumental pieces of music for her between 2005 and 2007. Bonet then wrote the lyrics and melody to his music after his devastating death and during her time of deepest grief. Then on May 26, 2012, she was a victim of a violent attack and was kidnapped and gang-raped but miraculously survived the attempted murder in Melbourne, Australia. Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a consequence of the heinous crime, orchestrated by someone that she knew and trusted, she is now ready to share her story. The music she co-wrote with Deeby has become the soundtrack for her films and also won numerous 'Best Original Soundtrack' and 'Best Film Score' awards. She promised him whilst in a coma that she would finish their special project and thirteen years later she has received accolades from every corner of the globe.

Now ready to share her story, Angelena, recently released "Change The World" on YouTube to make it available to everyone for free. She realised that many women and girls who could benefit from her voice and be inspired by her journey may be at a financial disadvantage and wanted to help them. Domestic violence has been hidden for millennia and has risen exponentially since Covid-19 began and many victims are in lockdown with their perpetrators. Angelena hopes to reach those women and give them hope and assure them there is light at the end of the tunnel and they are definitely not alone. No longer can this sickness within our society be hidden and ignored. It’s a time of reckoning and humanity has the opportunity to heal and find a more harmonious way of being. She is honored to be instrumental in creating public awareness by being transparent with her own experiences and thus encouraging other women to stand up and speak out also. True power comes from within and we can choose to be a victim or take responsibility for our own healing and practice forgiveness and self love. She is an example that one can not only survive, but thrive. As a global ambassador for women and girls, Bonet believes that women’s voices need to be heard more than ever and is proud to be a voice for those who cannot speak.

Kalakari Film Festival is an exclusive event of India for upcoming artists and thinkers. An award function and art festival by Rishi Nikam and is the most prestigious Awards for the film, animation, visual effects, photography segment across the Indian sub-continent and beyond. The Kalakari Film Festival has grown from strength to strength and has become a springboard to showcase talent. The Annual Awards are open to students, professionals and studios from across the world.

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Source: EIN Presswire