ROCKY KRAMER JOINS BUCKCHERRY EUROPEAN FALL TOUR

Norwegian rocker will support Buckcherry’s European tour, while promoting his debut Firestorm album.

GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rocky Kramer, who releases “Rock Star,” the first single from his debut album “Firestorm,” beginning July 30th, has signed on to open for Los Angeles hard rock band Buckcherry, during their European Fall tour. It is anticipated that Kramer, backed by Alejandro Mercado on drums, Michael Dwyer on bass and Alessandro Bertoni on keys, will divert from other European performances to join the Buckcherry dates.

Firestorm is the freshman offering for the guitar wunderkind, who bursts onto the scene with a light-hearted music video that pays tribute to Rocky’s 1980’s musical influences, while showcasing his neo-classical, heavy metal sound. Born in the 1990’s, Kramer grew up the son of a first violinist for the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and a piano teacher mother, with a golden voice. Beginning his musical journey on violin at the tender age of five, Rocky soon turned in his violin for a Fender Stratocaster, and never looked back! Combining musical genetics, his mother’s vocal acumen and classical training gained while learning violin, with an insatiable passion for heavy metal, Rocky developed a sound and style he can claim all unto himself. Firestorm is a concept album written by Rocky as a teenager, consummated through the efforts of producer Kim Richards.

Hailing from the Scandinavian Peninsula country of Norway, Rocky Kramer is truly a modern-day Viking, poised to take no prisoners as he conquers the hearts, minds and souls of rockers around the world! Armed with a guitar, this graduate of Metal 101 constitutes a triple threat as a composer, vocalist and formidable musician.

Allied Artists Music Group began life as the music soundtrack division of Allied Artists Pictures. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists' name has not only been associated with legendary Academy Award winning motion pictures, but truly memorable soundtracks, such as Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey’s "Cabaret," and Elvis Presley’s “Tickle Me.” During the 1980’s, the company expanded its focus to include adult contemporary, pop, rock and metal offerings. Today, the company strives to produce, market and distribute quality music across all genres that is both timeless and cutting edge.

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WhatTV South Asia goes live

The W stands for What – World Healing and Transformation

A team of media professionals are starting a revolution: To win one billion people to Christ through digital streaming.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, April 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — WhatTV consists of a team of highly committed professionals whose combined media experience exceeds 100 years. They are starting a revolution by taking the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world to every Internet user via trending media platforms. WhatTV is not just a catchy phrase, but also contains an acronym that carries a deeper meaning: World healing and transformation. Their brand name What, is also a question, conveying their approach of answering important questions from a Christian worldview. In essence, WhatTV gives answers to ‘what’ people are looking for through innovative TV media (stories, news, shows, music, vlogs, etc.), which promotes healing and transformation.

Since no single channel can serve the media interests of the entire world, WhatTV are launching multiple channels, each one serving the cultural needs of every region of the world. Whilst their headquarters are in Boston, USA led by Dr. James Sideras, their South Asian channel is led by Danny Choranji in Birmingham—the UK’s second biggest city. Programmes from WhatTV South Asia will include inspirational gospel artists and speakers from the South Asian Christian diaspora. As such, the team at WhatTV South Asia would be glad to hear from contributors interested in joining this new revolution in Christian TV media.

COMING SOON in 2019: WhatMusic will distribute gospel music through various streaming services such as: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Deezer, Pandora and Tidal. Listeners will also be able to purchase their content via popular digital download sites. All cultural genres such as bhangra, ghazals and folk Bollywood will also be included in gospel music productions. Their ultimate goal is to produce and distribute musical content that promotes world healing and transformation through the message of Jesus Christ.

ABOUT THE TEAM
Dr. James Sideras – President
With 25 years business experience, James earned his doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire after growing his own award winning UK business. James also travels the nations as a Christian evangelist.

Danny Choranji – South Asia Director
Danny was with the BBC for 13 years as both presenter and producer. He won a national award for his Asian family program ‘Eastern Beat’ and his musical band, DCS, won double platinum.

Raffoul Najem — Arabic Director
Originally from Beirut in Lebanon, Pastor Najem has been proclaiming the gospel to the nations with power for 30 years. He also has 25 years media experience, co-hosting the "Good News Show" – a Middle East TV program, in partnership with "The 700 Club."

Rick Kay – Creative Director
With over 25 years media experience, Rick co-pioneered two of the largest Christian TV channels in Europe.

Danny Choranji
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New Arabic Christian TV Streaming Channel goes live

The W stands for ‘What’ — World Healing and Transformation

A team of media professionals whose combined experience exceeds 100 years are starting a revolution: To win millions to Christ through digital streaming.

BOSTON, MA, USA, April 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — WhatTV Arabic is a new digital streaming channel for the Arabic speaking community, particularly located in the Middle East and North Africa region. Viewers can access its content from YouTube or through Google Android and Apple iOS apps. The brand name—'What,' is not just a catchy phrase, but also an acronym that carries a deeper meaning: World Healing and Transformation. 'What' is also a question, conveying the approach of answering important questions from a Christian worldview. These questions range from the spiritual (What's the meaning of life? What values should I live by?), to the functional (What career do I pursue? What friends should I keep?). In essence, WhatTV gives answers to ‘what’ people are looking for through innovative TV media (stories, news, shows, music, vlogs, etc.), which promote healing and transformation through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our world is broken. Murder, disease, poverty and suffering are the norm. But there is a cure: the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe this gospel is the only cure for humanity, and it must be broadcast to every nation to fulfil Christ's mandate: "This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matt. 24:14).

While the gospel is sacred, its method of delivery isn't. WhatTV have abandoned traditional TV distribution in favour of digital streaming, because of the huge number of subscribers switching to this method. The convenience of users’ accessing their favourite media through an internet connection, browsing without being limited to a broadcast schedule—or worrying about DVR programming—makes traditional TV feel prehistoric. Research shows traditional TV services (e.g., terrestrial, cable and satellite) are rapidly declining, while digital video streaming is exponentially increasing. To give you an idea of the seismic growth of this market, video streaming users are set to increase to 4.92 billion by 2022. The future of TV is clear: the future is streaming.

ABOUT THE TEAM
Dr. James Sideras – President
With 25 years business experience, James earned his doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire after growing his own award winning UK business. James also travels the nations as a Christian evangelist.

Raffoul Najem — Arabic Director
Originally from Beirut in Lebanon, Pastor Najem has been proclaiming the gospel to the nations with power for 30 years. He also has 25 years media experience, co-hosting the "Good News Show" – a Middle East TV program, in partnership with "The 700 Club."

Rick Kay – Creative Director
With over 25 years media experience, Rick co-pioneered two of the largest Christian TV channels in Europe.

Danny Choranji – South Asia Director
Danny was with the BBC for 13 years as both presenter and producer. He won a national award for his Asian family program ‘Eastern Beat’ and his musical band, DCS, won double platinum.

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IGNITE, CELEBRATES WOMEN IN CONGRESS & INSPIRES YOUNG WOMEN TO BE POLITICAL LEADERS WITH SOCIAL ACTIVATION, MUSIC VIDEO

Pereira O’Dell, MediaMonks and Heavy Duty Products Partner with Recording Artists
Victoria Canal And Blimes to Release Single, Music Video #WomenInTheHouse

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) IGNITE and creative agency Pereira O’Dell, in collaboration with Heavy Duty Projects and MediaMonks, announce the launch of #WomenInTheHouse, a social action that celebrates the record number of women in office with the objective of encouraging young women to pursue political careers.

“As our country pushes towards a future of equal representation, we saw the opportunity to tap into the influential and powerful market of young women to show them, no matter their affiliation, they have what it takes to use their voice as elected leaders to make a difference in not only America, but the world,” said Dr. Anne Moses, IGNITE's Founder & President.

Building off the momentum of this congressional session, where a record number of congresswomen are serving in the House of Representatives, IGNITE has created an interactive website that continues the positive momentum. Using a quiz, users can uncover similarities between themselves and current female members of the House of Representatives. This feature helps more women see the similarities between themselves and elected officials.

Visitors of the #WomenInTheHouse website also can see a live feed of aggregated posts using the hashtag, accelerating visibility.

To help drive young women to the campaign site, IGNITE with partners Media Monks and Heavy Duty Projects have produced a POP animation music video featuring an original and exclusive song, aptly titled #WomenInTheHouse, by up-and-coming artists Victoria Canal and Blimes.

“As music is a uniting factor for all people, no matter their background, race, or political stance,” said PJ Pereira, Creative Chairman of Pereira O’Dell. “The original lyrics created for #WomenInTheHouse serve as an anthem to unite and empower young women nationwide celebrate our current successes and drive us into a future of equal representation.”

The music video showcases animated versions of the artists alternating with a diverse portrait of women singing the song.

"This is both a celebration and a call to action, a rousing mix of music, animation and digital distribution to put forward a positive message everyone can get behind. It's been great to work with such amazing partners to get this message out the door, and a great way for our team to show their support," adds Wesley ter Haar, COO of MediaMonks.

Creative Credits:
Pereira O’Dell
MediaMonks
Heavy Duty Projects

About IGNITE:
IGNITE is a national movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. As a nonpartisan 501c3, IGNITE builds political ambition in high school and college-aged young women in their own communities. IGNITE provides civic education, exposure to women in political leadership, hands-on training, work opportunities, and a peer network of women who support and nurture each other’s aspirations for civic and political leadership. Leading up to 2020, IGNITE will train 50,000 young women across the country. Participation in the IGNITE program has tripled since the 2016 election, with more than 5,000 young women across party lines being trained by the end of this academic year. www.ignitenational.org

About Pereira O’Dell:
Pereira O’Dell (www.pereiraodell.com) is an award-winning advertising agency with offices in New York and San Francisco that combines techniques from traditional advertising, digital, PR and design to create innovative campaigns, programs, and products that are in sync with how

consumers behave today. The agency has been listed on the Ad Age A-List several times since 2014 and, in 2015, was named by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in advertising. The Pereira O’Dell client roster includes MINI, Adobe, General Mills, Jet.com, Timberland, Fifth Third Bank, Intel, Realtor.com, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rover.com, European Wax Center, and the Museum of Natural History.

About MediaMonks:
MediaMonks is a global creative production company that partners with clients across industries and markets to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Their integrated production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything you could possibly want from a production partner, and probably more.

From creative campaigns and content to bespoke development and design, MediaMonks works above the line and below the fold at the intersection of creativity and technology. Operating across teams, time zones, and technologies with an incredible in-house team of 950+ Monks. Their work is recognized by advertising and craft awards around the world, producing 128 Cannes Lions and 220+ FWAs to date.

Founded in 2001 and rooted in digital, you can find MediaMonks anywhere on the Web as well as in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, and Shanghai.

In July 2018, MediaMonks joined forces with S4Capital to build out the production platform of the future. Under the direction of Sir Martin Sorrell, MediaMonks is increasing its firepower on all fronts, adding new Monks, monasteries, and services such as data analytics and digital media buying.

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Media Contacts:
Amy Zucchero, IGNITE
amy@ignitenational.org, 510-542-9208

Karen Nolan, Flashpoint PR for IGNITE
nolan@flashpointpr.com, 415-551-9619

Matt McQueen, DiGennaro Communications for Pereira O’Dell
matthew.mcqueen@digennaro-usa.com, 469-508-1013

Marta Tomczak, MediaMonks
marta.tomczak@mediamonks.com, +31 629 71 27 41

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His Holiness Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji conducts a Music concert for Meditation and Healing @ Dubai Opera

Sri Swamiji in the Poorna Chandra Raga Sagara Concert

Sri Swamiji in the Poorna Chandra Raga Sagara Concert

Audience

Packed auditorium of the Dubai Opera enjoys the tunes of healing

STanding Ovation

Enthralled audience offers a standing ovation to His Holiness Sri Swamiji

His Holiness Sri Swamiji known globally for His Healing music conducted a historic concert at the Dubai Opera on 19th April 2019

Music is my language, music is my expression and music is my religion”

— His Holiness Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji

DUBAI, UAE, April 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — His Holiness Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji conducts a historic music concert for meditation and healing at the iconic Dubai Opera – 19th April 2019

Music has its therapeutic and soothing effects on all beings. Proven and powered by His own research for over four decades on the healing effects of music, His Holiness Dr Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, pontiff of the Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysuru, India, conducted a divine concert of music for meditation and healing on the 19th Apr 2019 at the iconic Dubai Opera. The concert was enjoyed by the packed audience and the tunes played were explained for their alignment with the natural elements, the nerve centers they positively impact and the potential benefit to the various body organs.

A composer par excellence and a musician Himself, Sri Swamiji played His own tunes on the Roland synthesizer to the mellifluous accompaniment by the guest artistes and the Celestial Message troupe viz., renowned violinist, Nada Chakravarti Dr. L Subramaniam, Tabla maestro Nada Nidhi Pt. Anindo Chatterjee along with Vidwan Sri V Suresh on Ghatam along with Vid Jaitra Varanasi on violin, Vid. Shankar Ramesh on Mridangam and Sri Mani on keyboard. His Holiness gave an opportunity for the attendees to enjoy the finesse of the different percussion instruments of India towards the end of the concert where the ensemble delivered the beat feast.

His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is world renowned for His Healing and meditation music and has conducted hundreds of music concerts all over the world in many of the prestigious venues including the Sydney Opera House, Australia, the Lincoln Center in New York City, USA, The Esplanade in Singapore and Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

According to Sri Swamiji, the benefits of music therapy are many including relief from pain and discomfort, reduction of stress, improved coping, strengthened immune system, self-empowerment during treatment, strengthened family bonds, continued developmental growth, improved patient and family satisfaction and spiritual advancement. In addition, Sri Swamiji’s healing music is utilized in large hospitals to accelerate the post-operative recovery and in intensive care units. Preliminary experiments to study the influence of Sri Swamiji's music on State police personnel showed an improved behavior with plaintiffs, reduced job stress and improved sense of well-being. When Sri Swamiji’s music was played in prisons, an improvement in convicts’ behavior with co-habitants and better social consciousness was observed. Sri Swamiji’s music is used by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to improve the mental health of patients.

Sri Swamiji’s Nada Yoga Research Center in Mysore, India is a state of the art facility, which provides the experience of individualized healing sessions in a precisely calibrated environment with computer controlled piped music. A comprehensive compilation on Sri Swamiji’s approach to music and music therapy explaining the various facets of Sri Swamiji’s concept and therapy process is published in the name of ‘Raga Ragini Nada Yoga’.

Based in Mysore, Sri Swamiji has established many ashrams to spread the message of peace around the world. Sri Swamiji supports several social projects to help the downtrodden including hospitals and schools in India to help the poor and needy. People around the world have received immense benefit from physical healing to spiritual guidance through His music therapy. Sri Swamiji’s work often appears in newspapers and periodicals around the globe.

His Holiness Sri Swamiji established nine Guinness World Records in categories of music, Yoga, chanting, publications, birds, bonsai and others with attempts for world peace and universal well-being.

Sri Swamiji's Guinness World Record winning bird aviary Shuka Vana is a home to more than 2500 parrots of around 500 species with a unique hospital for rehabilitation and protection. His Bonsai Garden, Kishkindha Moolika Vana is another Guinness World Record wonder of Mysuru, with plants of rare species including many herbal plants.

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration in New York City – Sunday, May 5 @ 3 PM

North/South Artists May 5 2019

North/South Consonance marks the Cinco de Mayo with a free-admission concert featuring arias and arts songs by composers from Mexico and the Americas.

Mr. Lifchitz, a Mexican-born composer, conductor and pianist, has devoted copious effort to promoting the work of composers underserved elsewhere.”

— New York Times

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — North/South Consonance, Inc celebrates the Cinco de Mayo holiday on Sunday afternoon May 5 presenting a special event featuring vocal music from the Baroque and Contemporary eras by composers from México, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru and Puerto Rico.

The widely celebrated Mexican holiday commemorates the May 5, 1862 victory of the Mexican army over the invading French forces of Napoleon III in a battle that took place in the outskirts of the city of Puebla. The Mexican soldiers were under the command of Benito Juarez, Mexico's first indigenous president.

Vocalists Teresa Castillo, Celia Castro, Mary Thorne and Chris Mateo will join forces with pianist Max Lifchitz in performances of art songs by contemporary Mexican composers Carlos Chavez and Manuel Enríquez; Argentinean Carlos Guastavino; Chilean Karina Glasinovic; Cuban Odaline de la Martinez; and Puerto Rican William Ortiz.

Also featured will be 18th century arias by Baroque composers Rafael Antonio Castellanos and Manuel Jose de Quiroz (from Guatemala); and Jose de Orejon y Aparicio (from Peru). Rosa Divina, a song cycle by Max Lifchitz inspired by poetry of the 17th century writer Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz — México’s so-called Tenth Muse — will round-off the program.

The event will take place at the intimate but acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen's Church (120 West 69th Street) on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The free-admission event will start at 3 PM and end at approximately 9:30 PM. The auditorium is ADA accessible. No tickets or reservations needed.

Hailed by the San Francisco Gate for her vocal “power and florid elegance”, soprano Teresa Castillo made her Carnegie Hall debut last season appearing as soloist with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. She earned first prize in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, and the Anita Cerquetti International Opera Competition and received career grant from Career Bridges New York and the Anna Sosenko Trust.

Celia Castro, soprano, won the NYSTA Young Artists Competition as well as the Clarisse Kampel Foundation Prize, and has appeared in copious opera and zarzuela productions throughout New York City, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. She has also participated in concerts sponsored by the Caramoor Festival Bel Canto Program and the Association of Dominican Classical Singers.

Soprano Mary Thorne has been praised by the press as an “engaging soloist, bright and agile” and for her “knowing sexiness, effortless coloratura runs and solid acting skills.” She has appeared with the Amore and Amato Opera companies, Hubbard Hall Opera Theater, the Bronx Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, and New York Metro Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Chris Mateo, countertenor, has appeared as soloist with the Heavenly Vision Christian Center Choir, the Symphony Chorus of New York and the Bar City Chorus. A native of the Dominican Republic where he started his career, Mateo graduated with top honors from CUNY's City College. Also active as a fashion designer, Mr. Mateo is also an alum of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Active as composer, pianist and conductor, Max Lifchitz was awarded first prize in the 1976 International Gaudeamus Competition for Performers of Twentieth Century Music held in Holland. The San Francisco Chronicle described him as "a stunning, ultra-sensitive pianist" while The New York Times praised Mr. Lifchitz for his "clean, measured and sensitive performances.” The American Record Guide referred to him as “…one of America's finest exponents of contemporary piano music."

Listen to Celia Castro singing Rosa Divina by visiting https://youtu.be/6VotlcIiP_M

Access Max Lifchitz's album of Mexican piano @

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhYB53zw6V0&list=OLAK5uy_mvYQ4foOXRXDIPM_VhLNxTVBN59qM7l_c

Since its inception in 1980, the North/South Consonance, Inc. has brought to the attention of the New York City public over 1,000 works by composers hailing from the Americas and elsewhere representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views. Its activities are made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs as well as the generosity of numerous individual donors.

Now on its 39th consecutive season, the North/South Chamber Orchestra presents a yearly concert series in New York City while maintaining an active recording schedule.

Listen to the North/South Chamber Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwK00nwwGmNXPlXz3jcricA

For the complete Winter/Spring concert series schedule please visit

http://www.northsouthmusic.org/calendar.asp

To stream, download and/or purchase the more than 60 compact discs released by the
North/South Recordings label
please go to

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Label?&label_id=1297

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ROCKY KRAMER SIGNS WITH TKO

TKO

Photo Credit: Hector Ramos

Norwegian guitar sensation, who’s debut album “Firestorm” releases in August, has signed with TKO (The Kirby Organization) for live concert representation.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Allied Artists’ freshman signing, Rocky Kramer, whose debut album hits the streets this August, has signed with TKO (The Kirby Organization) for live concert appearances worldwide. TKO’s Andrew Goodfriend will serve as lead agent for Rocky, as the Scandinavian virtuoso begins promoting his upcoming album, “Firestorm.” The album’s first single, “Rock Star,” together with a humorous homage to 80’s style music videos, drops July 30th, followed by the full album release two weeks later. Rocky notes that “finding an agency that gets what the artist is all about can be a challenge, which is why I’m thrilled to be with TKO, who not only understand metal artists, but appreciate my neo-classical brand,” adding that “Andrew is a consummate professional, who just makes things work perfectly!”

With offices throughout the world, TKO is well positioned to champion Rocky’s career, as he’s introduced to audiences around the globe.

President of Allied Artists Music Group, John Velasco, praised the union, commenting that “This is the perfect agency for Rocky and his music”

Hailing from the Scandinavian Peninsula country of Norway, Rocky Kramer is truly a modern-day Viking, poised to take no prisoners as he conquers the hearts, minds and souls of rockers around the world! Armed with a guitar, this graduate of Metal 101 constitutes a triple threat as a composer, vocalist and formidable musician.

TKO is one of the music industry’s premier boutique booking agencies. Boasting a diverse roster of more than 75 artists, the agency is home to some of the biggest names and best emerging talent in music, including acts in rock, metal, and alternative. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and London, TKO has a worldwide reputation for identifying and developing talent, working hands-on with artists, management and labels, and carving career paths that are unique to the individual.

Allied Artists Music Group began life as the music soundtrack division of Allied Artists Pictures. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists' name has not only been associated with legendary Academy Award winning motion pictures, but truly memorable soundtracks, such as Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey’s "Cabaret," and Elvis Presley’s “Tickle Me.” During the 1980’s, the company expanded its focus to include adult contemporary, pop, rock and metal offerings. Today, the company strives to produce, market and distribute quality music across all genres that is both timeless and cutting edge.

Jerry Sifuentes
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“MY FAIR LADY” ACTOR/SINGER HEATHER BOTTS ON THE LIFE OF AN UNDERSTUDY

Heather Botts

Heather Botts will headline the Montclair State PRSSA April 22 benefit for Autism NJ

Botts Understudies Laura Benanti in the Lead Role as Eliza Doolittle

You don’t get to rehearse with any of the elements before you go on and perform for a live audience. You have to practice on your own and know the show inside and out.”

— Heather Botts

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, April 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — One of the participating headliners for the 7th annual Autism New Jersey Benefit Concert on Monday, April 22 at Montclair State University will be Heather Botts. Botts is a well-known understudy for several Broadway shows including “My Fair Lady,” “Doctor Zhivago,” and LCT’s “The King and I.” Botts discussed the challenges and joys an understudy role can bring and how this autism awareness event is relevant in her life.

Botts mentioned a couple of different factors of a live performance that differ from Broadway. “You don’t get to rehearse with any of the elements before you go on and perform for a live audience. You have to practice on your own and know the show inside and out. In some cases, you have no depth perception because you are basically watching from the sidelines to figure out and know your blocking and where you stand. Once you get in the sandbox, it can feel very different like an out of body experience,” she said.

Botts also mentioned the woes of hair, costume, and the thrill of a live experience. “It will be the first time you are wearing the wigs, the first time you are singing with the live orchestra, the first time you put the costumes on, it is so many foreign elements that you are experiencing for the first time which is why you have to know the script inside and out,” she said.

Out of all the challenges, Botts still remains enthusiastic with every role she gets. As she is headlining alongside other well-known Broadway stars, Rebecca Luker and Sierra Boggess, Botts reflected on what it meant to her to be able to do so and she stated, “It is an incredible honor, I am humbled.” Botts recalled the first time she heard the recording of “Secret Garden” with Luker, calling her voice, “one of the purest sopranos voices” she’s ever heard. She described seeing Boggess for the first time on the big screen for “Phantom of the Opera”, calling her “ridiculously amazing.”

Botts hopes to inspire the audience to give back to cause of helping Autism New Jersey, stating she is, “happy to be part of this legacy.” While Botts herself is not affected with autism in her immediate family, she stated, “I have friends that have kids that have autism, I know some adults that are autistic, and it is just such an important cause and I’m so excited that Montclair State University has this concert to raise awareness and funds.”
For tickets, please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broadway-stars-for-autism-new-jersey-tickets-57627293787

Larry M. Weiner
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Multicultural Pop Diva Hitha Releases New Single “Independent” – Out Now

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ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Talented pop diva Hitha announces a new single, “Independent” and is available at www.Hitha.me. Fans can listen in on this hit at all prevalent music streaming sites like Spotify, Apple Itunes, Youtube Music, Google Music Store, iHeartRadio, Pandora, as well as many other sites later this week.

True to the name of her new single, “Independent”, Hitha has been dubbed as one of the, “female artists globally changing the music scene in 2019,” she’s ascending through the ranks of the music industry and is shattering stereotypes about young women. At just 14 years old, she is a force to reckon with. “The youth are the future, I would like to be seen as an artist who is out there to give the young a voice. My goal is to inspire people and make them smile when they are having a bad day” says Hitha.

“Independent” – an uplifting and inspirational song with a following message – “When you are going through rough times or having negative thoughts, the best person to help you is your 'Inner Self'. Be Strong, Be You and Be Independent".

“Independent” is the third single release from Hitha who is changing dynamics with her vivacious girl power coupled with the sounds of bubblegum melodies and classical undertones. Hitha’s vocal strength is amplified by her songwriting, the go-to outlet where Hitha sends messages from the heart relating to the everyday happiness, loves, trials and tribulations we all face.

An esteemed musician and role-model for the global youth, Hitha has gained attention far and wide. Notice from industry insiders like Billboard Sound, Teen Music Radio, iHeartRadio and The Source have just begun, but they already see a new star being born. The Source complimented Hitha saying she’s, “ready to conquer the world of pop by storm.”

To Stream and Purchase: http://hitha.bandcamp.com/track/independent

For more information: www.Hitha.me

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Spotted Peccary Music Signs Tom Eaton; His New Album HOW IT HAPPENED Released Today

How it Happened

How it Happened, the new ambient electronic album from Tom Eaton on Spotted Peccary Music

Tom Eaton

Spotted Peccary Music artist Tom Eaton is an award-winning Composer, Producer, Engineer & Multi-Instrumentalist.

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Spotted Peccary Music of Portland, OR

How it Happened is an atmospheric ambient electronic album by composer, producer, engineer & multi-instrumentalist Tom Eaton, debuting on Spotted Peccary Music.

The music floats up into the air and shimmers, hanging there like an Aurora Borealis, just above your speakers.”

— Robin James, Brainvoyager.com

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — What does it sound like to capture the peaceful places along the edge of the mighty Mississippi or the Merrimack River as it meets the sea? For Tom Eaton, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, those blissful vistas are best expressed in a rich and heartfelt blend of piano, ambient guitar, and synth textures on How it Happened, his latest collection of ambient electronic stories about taking the unseen paths and finding serene moments; the album releases April 19, 2019 on Spotted Peccary Music, the Portland, OR-based independent record label.

Upon listening, John Shanahan, host of Hypnagogue Podcast said “On How it Happened, Eaton finds new expressions that dig into his listeners' souls to allow them to share his thoughts and feelings, gently carving a common emotional ground. Eaton takes his own personal late-night ruminations and the natural beauty of his New England surroundings as stepping-off points for his blends of rich ambient backdrops and gliding melodies, each a piece of poetry all its own,” while veteran music writer Robin James, of Brainvoyager.com, noted “The music floats up into the air and shimmers, hanging there like an Aurora Borealis, just above your speakers.”

How it Happened is a sensitive and introspective album of reflective ambient impressions which Eaton evokes with tenderness and grace. Inspiration is drawn from moments sitting or walking by the north branch of the Contoocock River in New Hampshire, the Mississippi River in New Orleans, and the beaches where the Merrimack River meets the ocean in his home state of Massachusetts.

Eaton offered a rare insight, sharing “My prior albums have had some rhythmic elements and this album has no time keeping percussion at all. Probably makes the album a little more introspective and slightly less ‘pop’ influenced. I have always written driving stuff and floating stuff. This collection is more on the floating side. As my life progresses the music reflects where I am, so it’s always going to be different but I am not steering it. My music is an outlet for my emotions, always born out of improv rather than thought about. That great Vangelis quote always seems to make sense to me… ‘I act as a channel through which music emerges from the chaos of noise.’ It feels like that most of the time.”

Having spent the past 25 years as a full-time producer and engineer with credits on hundreds of recordings, Eaton is certainly no stranger to crafting delicate musical spaces. His pensive soundscapes stir the emotions and touch the soul as the lush textures and quiet melodies of How it Happened deliver a multi-dimensional immersion into the artist’s vulnerable space, where he investigates the amorphous connections shared by us all.

Eaton is slated to discuss the album live in studio on Milwaukee's popular Instrumental Saturdays radio show with Mary Bartlein on Saturday April 20, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. CDT. Listeners may tune in at www.WMSE.org. Eaton is also scheduled to perform live at the House of Blues New Orleans on May 18th, 2019 during the Zone Music Awards concert; ticketing information is available at https://livemu.sc/2Tk3Fbw.

How it Happened is available in both physical and digital formats; multiple formats for purchasing and listening can be found in the Spotted Peccary Music shop and on Bandcamp.

Watch the unboxing video of the album at: https://youtu.be/c-nQxogJWNc

For more about Tom Eaton’s music and inspiration, visit his website at: https://www.introspectiveobscurities.com/

Follow Spotted Peccary Music on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spottedpeccary/

CONTACT: For review copies, interview requests, or images, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at beth(at)spottedpeccary(dot)com.

Track List:
1. Ice 5:37
2. An Unexpected Opening 7:58
3. MK, And How It Happened 7:19
4. The Slow River 9:21
5. Later, At Night, By the Lake 6:58
6. Genezen 13:01
7. The Fog and the Lifting 6:25
8. Until Her Eyelids Flutter Open 13:47

About Tom Eaton: Tom Eaton is a composer, producer, engineer & multi-instrumentalist who lives on the northern coast of Massachusetts with a large cat and a larger collection of vintage and modern synthesizers, guitars and sonic sculpting devices. The slow and dramatic changes of season, the power of the ocean, fatherhood, and the spatial and dynamic aesthetic of the classic Windham Hill and Private Music albums resonate through Tom’s work. How it Happened is his first release with Spotted Peccary Music. https://www.introspectiveobscurities.com/

About Spotted Peccary Music: Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary has been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 160 titles and 45 artists at www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com

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Unboxing Video: How it Happened by Tom Eaton (Spotted Peccary Music)


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