Daystar Academy Zoom Disco Dance Party Lifts Spirits Of Homebound School Kids & Their Parents

Daystar Academy, an IB School, hosts weekly dance parties via Zoom to help families cope with the stress of Covid-19 changes and continue building community.

It was especially a blessing for us to have such a fun ‘plan’ when much feels so indeterminate. We continue to be so grateful for all the efforts that the whole Daystar team puts into eLearning.”

— Daystar Academy

CHICAGO, IL, USA, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Daystar Academy transformed a planned fundraiser into a free online dance party and still raised $15,000 to benefit the school. The event was so well-received, they will host a free dance party each Saturday to keep children and families connected and help "flatten the curve" during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

Like most schools across the country, Daystar Academy, an IB World School in Chicago’s South Loop has made the transformation to online education in record time. Teachers have been providing online coursework and video chat connections to make sure that students stay on track, motivated and excited. One other transformation Daystar is making focuses on supporting the social aspects of school life.

Though it pales greatly in comparison to the gravity of everything going on across Chicago and the world this week, transforming a very important fundraising event into a free time of fun and celebration for families obeying the shelter-in-place guidelines was another way Daystar Academy contributed to flattening the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daystar Academy’s transformation of its annual fundraiser into a virtual disco dance party on Saturday evening, March 28, was an opportunity for families to dress up, Zoom in, and let loose. Daystar Academy parent, Beth Fioritto, said that her son “was so excited about the disco party and creating his costume! And, I’m not gonna lie, I had a pretty great time figuring out a disco costume from the stuff we had on hand. It was so nice to have something different to do and be able to feel like a community.”

During the party, popular disco tunes played and families from across Chicagoland could see each other in 70’s fashion dancing and greeting one another via their laptop, tablet and phone. This virtual dance welcomed 105 families. Though there was no charge to participate, the event raised more than $15,000 through previously purchased tickets, silent auctions and raffles.

The event was so well-received that Daystar Academy will now host a dance party every Saturday evening. With so much that has changed in our world, it is important to make a point to gather together and have fun, build connections, and celebrate community. This dance party is an effort to help the Daystar Academy community take a break from the stress of the week and enjoy some time together with other families with students coping with Covid-19 changes. Another Daystar parent, Tracey Brewer, commented that, "The Disco Night was especially a blessing for us to have such a fun ‘plan’ when much feels so indeterminate. We continue to be so grateful for all the efforts that the whole Daystar team puts into eLearning.”

For further information about this event or how the Daystar Academy community is addressing the Covid-19 challenges via eLearning, contact:
Tami Doig, Head of School
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Daystar Academy is a faith-based, culturally engaged, globally minded preschool through high school in Chicago’s South Loop, preparing students to positively impact the world. Daystar Academy is a deliberately socioeconomically diverse community. Sixty percent of Daystar families receive tuition assistance, with over $1.5 million dollars in financial aid awarded each year. For more information, go to www.daystaracademy.org.

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GLOBAL RADIO CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR NEW MUSIC & CONTENT

Bruce Iglauer, President – Alligator Records

David Haerle, President – CMA Label Group

Dana Cooper, Independent Artist / Producer

AirPlay Direct is a premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide.

As a direct result of AirPlay Direct's outstanding service, we’re able to make a much greater worldwide radio impact than ever before. They’re the best!”

— Bruce Iglauer, President – Alligator Records

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — During this currently volatile and disruptive professional environment, everyone is feeling the negative impacts surrounding the professional music community slow down; global radio is no exception. For various financial and logistical reasons, labels and Indie artists are being forced to slow down, or even quit submitting new music to radio.

You may have already been contacted by stations familiar with your music, or noticed a few press releases and notices from stations requesting and looking for new and various types of content, i.e.; music for airplay, videos links for placement on their station website, phone interviews, new station IDs, and Skype artist performances for their listeners.

These radio programmers and music lovers have and will continue to spin new, emerging and classic artists that are not signed to major labels, or are not allowed into the very strict “Top 40” mainstream.

These dedicated music aficionados are ultimately the tastemakers of the world. They can and will play the tracks that they love; why, because they can. They enjoy discovering new music, and vintage recordings that they then share with their fans, their listeners. Fans of DJs, quickly turn into new fans of the artists those DJs play.

Do you have a global radio strategy for 2020? If not, you may want to ask yourself… why not?

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Instructions for accessing your AirPlay Direct download tracking reports are listed below.

1. Login to your APD Artist Account
2. Click on Tracking in the blue drop-down menu
3. Then click on the Profile Statistics link
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Blue & Gold bars
5. The Gold bars shows the songs streams
6. The Blue bars show that a radio member has downloaded your song
7. Click on a Blue bar and a list of the radio stations will appear
8. Click on the Station Name (top link) and a bcc email form will appear where you can immediately reach out / correspond to that radio station member that has downloaded your song.

For more information regarding AirPlay Direct contact
Lynda Weingartz @ lynda@AirPlayDirect.com

"All of us here at CMH value Robert and Lynda Weingartz's contributions to our industry with AirPlay Direct’s own innovations and the important service they provide record labels, artists and radio stations. ~ David Haerle, President – CMH Label Group

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"As an independent artist it is imperative that I find economical and effective ways to market, promote, and distribute my music to radio. Through AirPlay Direct’s Eco-System I am able to introduce my music legacy to radio programmers and music professionals all over the globe. With the ability to track in real time who is downloading my songs I’ve begun building relationships with DJs and programmers that were never possible before.

In 2015 I launched a traditional radio promotion campaign for my independent release "Building a Human Being. After mailing hundreds of CDs and several months of follow-up calls and emails I thought the project's life had reached an end. When "No Second Coming" from that same CD was selected for AirPlay Direct's “Global Radio Showcase" Volume 5 "Americana Unlimited", I felt a renewed sense of hope. I was overjoyed when programmers at radio stations all over the world immediately began downloading literally every track from that 2015 CD. AirPlayDirect.com/DanaCooperBuildingAHumanBeing

The AirPlay Direct Eco-System levels the playing field for independent artists like myself. AirPlay Direct’s global radio download tracking reports make it possible for me to track which stations are downloading my music for airplay… in real-time. Via the AirPlay Direct tracking system I am also able to contact every radio programmer that downloads my music, providing me the opportunity to build real relationships with radio stations and DJs worldwide.

AirPlay Direct's "Global Radio Showcase" breathed new life into what I thought was an old CD and enabled me to build an invaluable community of support globally.

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As a result, I’m reaching new listening audiences and developing potential new touring markets. AirPlay Direct is truly invaluable, not only in introducing new music to the world, but as a place where everything I’ve recorded can be discovered again and again." ~ Dana Cooper, Independent Artist

The vital support that AirPlay Direct has given to independent labels and artists in niche genres sets it apart from all other digital delivery services. In addition to helping get our new releases to radio, AirPlay Direct has helped bring attention to our catalog by featuring our classic albums in their digital newsletters to radio.

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As a result of their outstanding service, we’re able to make a much greater worldwide radio impact than ever before. They’re the best!” ~ Bruce Iglauer, President – Alligator Records

About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 11,000 radio station members in 90+ countries and serves over 44,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc. AirPlayDirect.com

AirPlay Direct offers a variety of specialized professional services to work your music and brand to global radio, but specialize and EXCEL at advanced strategies and promotions for global radio. The APD Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, managers, etc., to securely and effectively deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations around the world.

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POP ARTIST FLAVIA RELEASES EMPOWERING MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “THEM” ON TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY

Pop Artist FLAVIA releases new single “Them”

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Emerging pop artist FLAVIA, a well-known cis, queer ally, released today an uplifting music video for her new single, "Them," in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility. The single and music video premiered this morning through Billboard.com, and "Them" is now available on all streaming platforms.

The new FLAVIA video features a 40+ person cast of trans, gender nonconforming, and non-binary individuals who proudly represent the truth of who they are. “Ask me who I’m with, I’m with them,” FLAVIA states proudly on the track. "Them" is also a personal expression for FLAVIA, being written about an impactful romance she experienced with a partner who identified as trans-masculine non-binary. Through the relationship she realized we all have so much more to learn. As a cis, queer ally, FLAVIA is motivated to use her voice and platform to positively uplift the voices of the T in LGBTQ+ that is often underrepresented in the media. She aims to raise awareness for and shed light on the trans community through the song’s release on Transgender Day of Visibility.

FLAVIA is also set to release a three-part docuseries, titled "Them," in early April in order to raise awareness of trans issues and trans rights.

Watch "Them" Music Video: https://youtu.be/OMraCd1_908

ABOUT FLAVIA:

FLAVIA is an electronic singer-songwriter and producer. She grew up in Ireland, Italy, and has lived in just about every corner of the US before landing in LA. She was celebrated by Billboard on her video release for her single, ‘Til I Die’, which reached almost a million views in the first month. She also won the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting competition for her song, ‘Expectations’, and was a finalist in the Great American Song Contest. There is a tangible strength in her music, an unapologetic curiosity about life, love and sexuality. Layered over fluid and powerful beats that make you dance hips first. Eyes closed, middle finger up, smile on your face. Her live show is a high energy sonic and visual experience. FLAVIA commands an audience with her thundering spirit and powerful stage presence. “She’s an activist advocating for social issues such as LGBTQ+ equality, and creating community for other female pop artists in Los Angeles.” – Pink Things Magazine

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The Wiggles Release New Album, “Fun And Games,” featuring the global hit ‘Baby Shark’!

The world’s most popular children’s group The Wiggles release their 54th studio album. Songs bring fun and activities for families quarantined at home.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The world’s most popular children’s group The Wiggles have released a brand-new album, "Fun and Games."

Join Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony for this wonderful collection of popular childhood songs, timeless nursery rhymes, and classic Wiggly tunes. The album features The Wiggles’ eagerly anticipated version of the global hit ‘Baby Shark’. Never before have the band had a song more highly requested!

Anthony said today, “We appreciate there are a lot of families restricted to their home environments with young children whilst working through these challenging times. Here’s hoping we can bring some light, entertainment and enjoyment with this new collection of songs.”

Fun and Games is available to download or steam via many popular platforms.

FUN AND GAMES TRACK LIST:
1. Here Come The Wiggles
2. Baby Shark
3. Skinnamarink
4. Hey, What Funny Folk We Be
5. Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo
6. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
7. Lou Lou
8. Can You (Point Your Fingers & Do the Twist?)
9. Henry Works with Eight Hammers
10. When I’m Painting
11. Knees Up Mother Brown
12. Banana Juice
13. Ten Green Bottles
14. Crunchy Munchy Honey Cakes
15. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
16. Who’s at the Party?
17. Five Little Speckled Frogs
18. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
19. Here Comes a Bear
20. The Rhyming Song
21. Oranges and Lemons
22. Emma’s Pop Goes the Weasel
23. Dr Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker
24. Mexican Hat Dance

Also, watch the band’s recent social distancing video, and their extremely relevant Handwashing Song.

About The Wiggles:
The Wiggles have been entertaining millions of fans across the globe for over 29 years. They have sold over 30 million albums and DVDs, 8 million books, as well as accumulating over 1.3 billion views on YouTube and over 750 million music streams. More than 70 album and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 gold, 13 platinum, 3 double-platinum and 10 multi-platinum awards, and have been awarded 13 ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category, and being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame). For more information about The Wiggles, visit www.thewiggles.com. Keep in touch with the latest information via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Follow The Wiggles on Spotify.

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Steven F. Weiner, MD Performs His "reJAWvenation" Procedure For Improving Jawlines on The Doctors Show

Dr Steven F. Weiner’s “reJAWvenation” Procedure Before and After

Steven F. Weiner, MD Performs “reJAWvenation” On Jowls

Dr. Steven F. Weiner On “The Doctors Show” With His “reJAWvenation” Technique

Dr. Weiner's "reJAWvenation" procedure is a near painless 10 minute procedure which involves filler injections to improve jowling and strengthens the jawline

Dr. Weiner's "reJAWvenation" is an ideal procedure for people desiring a more youthful or defined jawline who prefer little to no downtime.”

— Steven F. Weiner, MD

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Steven F. Weiner's trademarked "reJAWvenation" was featured on "The Doctors Show". He performed the procedure in front of a live audience in less than 10 minutes. A brand new device, Frozen C, was used to minimize the discomfort of the procedure, which was describe by Amy (the patient) as "comparable to a flu shot". Softfil microcannulas were used for the injection which "reduce bruising, swelling, and risk" stated Dr. Weiner. "While adding volume (filler) might sound counter-intuitive when there is jowling, proper placement of the filler can actually have a slimming and lifting effect" said Dr. Andrew Ordon, one of host of The Doctors Show. When the "reJAWvenation" was complete, Amy was brought into the audience so the cameras could capture her reaction at seeing her before and after results. The results were immediately obvious as they were revealed and Amy, the audience, and all "The Doctors Show" hosts agreed. She had no bruising or swelling noted in the reveal. "Those are great results" said Dr. Ordon.

Dr. Weiner, also knwon as "The reJAWvenator" noted that candidates for "reJAWvenation" vary from the young patient in their 20's who desire a firmer jawline, to a 60 year old with mild to moderate jowling. Older patients require more filler and often multiple visits to achieve their desired results. Patients with significant jowling or fat collections are best treated with a combination of modalities such as radiofrequency, liposuction, fat dissolving injections, or even surgery.

Preventive measures were discussed that included sun protection, and treatments such as peels, radiofrequency, and skincare. "Downtime?" was asked, and Dr. Weiner responded "there is no downtime and the only restrictions is to minimize strenuous activity until the following morning".

Dr. Weiner developed the "reJAWvenation" after careful analysis of the aging process of the jaw and facial soft tissue. He noted that the jaw looses bone along the lower border and at the gonial angle as a person ages. "Surprisingly, most physicians are still injecting onto the bone in the patients with jowling. Injecting onto bone in the aging patient is counter-productive, and will lead to widening of an already heavy lower face. "ReJAWvenation" adds volume to the areas of anatomic bone loss, which is below and behind the jaw, to replace what is missing." To maximize effects and to minimize risks, Dr. Weiner chooses to place the filler in a superficial plane. This plane also leads to less post-procedure discomfort because the muscles (masseter) and bone aren't irritated.

As previously alluded to, younger patients can also benefit from "reJAWvenation" to build a firmer jawline. The technique is slightly different and Dr. Weiner warns that "females with already wide lower faces, injections may make the jaw appear more masculine, so that needs to be consider prior to injections". Obviously, less filler is needed typically for the younger patients.

Dr. Weiner summizes that "reJAWvenation" is an ideal procedure for patients desiring a more youthful or defined jawline who prefer little to no downtime. "While it is not a surgical result, for a 10 minute procedure, there is demonstrable results" adds Dr. Weiner.

Dr. Weiner positions his practice, The Aesthetic Clinique, as one of the most technologically advanced cosmetic centers in the United States. Dr. Weiner lectures and trains worldwide on advanced injection techniques and aesthetic technologies. The Aesthetic Clinique was awarded the Best Aesthetic Practice in the U.S. in 2018 at The Aesthetic Show. In 2019 and 2020, The Aesthetic Clinique was voted Best Medspa and Best Doctor from The Best in Destin awards. He is one of the world's authorities on Radiofrequency Microneedling and recently published the most comprehensive review of the technology and studies in the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. He was recently highlighted on "The Doctors Show" for his trademarked "reJAWvenation" technique for jawline rejuvenation using dermal fillers. Dr. Weiner has over 26 years of experience in the aesthetic industry.

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Todd Rundgren Recruits Guest Artists for Democratic Campaign Anthem

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Todd Rundgren

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, March 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Todd Rundgren and some well known guest artists are re-recording his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” and giving it away for free to Democrats throughout the US running for public office this year. So far Joe Walsh, Daryl Hall, and Paul Shaffer have already agreed to join the effort along with producer Don Was. The idea was suggested by former Bearsville Records executives Paul Fishkin and Marc Nathan.

“Just One Victory” originally appeared as the final track on Rundgren's critically acclaimed 1973 album, A Wizard, a True Star.

Rundgren hopes that other notable artists sign on as well. “Let's go for 'We Are the World,'” he recently told Andy Greene of Rolling Stone. “Not many people know about it at this particular moment, especially because just as we were getting into the project this huge distraction [of the virus] came along. We are waiting for everyone to settle down from that before we refocus on the political and start actively soliciting some performances.”

Guest artists on the song don't need to be musicians or even musically inclined. Once the song is recorded any Democrat will be able to use the song for free. “It's really the kind of thing to get people hyped up and ready to go out and vote,” Rundgren says.

Read the recent interview Todd Rundgren did with Andy Greene of Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/todd-rundgren-victory-democrats-973903/

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Chart-Topping Reggae Pioneers Offer Hope with "CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem)"

CHRISTAFARI

Chart-topping Reggae pioneers CHRISTAFARI have released a music video for their new single, "CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem).”

In the meantime stay quarantined, wash your hands, and please share this video — hope is the only thing that should be going viral right now!”

— Mark Mohr

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chart-topping Reggae pioneers CHRISTAFARI have released a music video for their new single, "CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem)” from longtime label, Lion of Zion Entertainment. Watch the official music video here: https://youtu.be/BSRbbXdkCXw.

10 out of the band’s 12 members recently became ill during the band's South America tour that ended in early March. A few members tested positive for strep throat but tests for Coronavirus were unavailable. Three weeks later, all members have fully recovered, just in time for a mandatory quarantine in their home state of California. Their current world tour has been postponed.

"Over the last decade, we’ve toured the world extensively,” says CHRISTAFARI founder and frontman Mark Mohr. "We’ve been to 85 nations so far and typically perform in 25 to 30 countries per year so staying in one place is not our strong suit. Right now, we are supposed to be touring Israel but they were one of the first countries to close their border to all international travel."

The melody for the new single popped into Mohr's head one afternoon as he thought about the overall fear and panic that this pandemic has caused. Little did he know that in just a few hours all the restaurants in Southern California would be closed for dining indefinitely.

"Two things that have lifted us up during this time are our trust in God, and hilarious memes about this toilet paper apocalypse,” says Mohr. "So we decided to do a video that highlighted these things. I wanted to create something that was both funny and offered others hope in desperate times.”

"We pray this video encourages people to not be consumed by fear and anxiety but to put their hope in the Lord and trust that doctors and scientists all around the world are feverishly working to find a solution,” says Mohr. "In the meantime stay quarantined, wash your hands, and please share this video — hope is the only thing that should be going viral right now!"

For more information, visit www.CHRISTAFARI.com.

"CHRISTAFARI’s Pandemic (COVID-19 Quarantine Anthem)” is available now on all platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and more: https://chr.lnk.to/PandemicSong/.

ABOUT CHRISTAFARI: CHRISTAFARI continues to be a dominating force in world music, with six albums debuting at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart since 2012. After three decades, the Reggae pioneers are the all-time top selling Gospel Reggae act worldwide. The legendary group has performed in 46 states, over 85 nations, at two Olympic Games and a Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The band has performed at most major Reggae and Gospel/CCM festivals with the top artists in the genres, and they’ve had the privilege of performing at many of the country’s most prestigious venues such as L.A.’s Greek Theater, Dodger Stadium and the steps of the United States Capitol before a crowd of 500,000. The band has been featured on The 700 Club, CNN, MTV, MTV Brazil, ABC, TBN, JUCE TV, BET, TBS and many more. Their music is even featured in the current curriculum taught at Carnegie Hall. The band’s popular YouTube channel sees well over one million views each month.

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Seventy Seven Year Old Dreams Up an Air as he Strolls by the Riverside

A smiling Krunchie Killeen with the Tolka River & foliage in background

Krunchie Killeen taking a stroll by the side of the River Tolka

Krunchie Killeen as James Joyce, wearing a straw boater hat and round eye glasses

Krunchie Killeen as James Joyce

A Selfie by Krunchie Killeen in a woolly hat and scarf in a busy city street: Henry Street, Dublin, a cold dry day in January 2019

Krunhchie Killeen as he appears on the cover of “Someone Else’s Poem”

Krunchie Killeen Releases his "River Stroll" Song

DUBLIN, CO. DUBLIN, IRELAND, March 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Krunchie Killeen is about to release his recording of his new song “River Stroll,” to Spotify and other streaming services, viz.,

iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, Tik Tok, Deezer, Pandora, ClaroMusica, Saavn, TIDAL, iHeartRadio, Napster, Anghami, KKBox, TouchTunes.

The Release Date is set for 20 April 2020.

The tune came to him as he strolled by the Tolka River in Dublin, Ireland, one breezy morning last August, casually taking videos, with his Huawei mobile phone, as he went.

Krunchie is seventy seven years old.

After his four mile riverside walk from Finglas Bridge in Glasnevin, Dublin, to Rathborne Village on the Royal Canal, he stopped at Douglas & Kaldi restaurant for lunch. While resting there, he captured, (using the “Perfect Piano” app) the tune that was in his head as he strolled. Later, he amalgamated the tune with the videos he had taken, and uploaded the composition to YouTube as “Tolka Stroll.” The video has enjoyed about 180 views to date.

He has now put words to the tune and has recorded the song under the title “River Stroll,” which is the version now to be released.

A selection of photos of Krunchie can be viewed and downloaded from this link: Photographs of Krunchie Killeen

“Glossneen” is the name of Krunchie’s record label. The range of recordings so far issued under the “Glosneen” label can be found at: www.Glossneen.blogspot.com

These include a selection of poems by famous author, James Joyce, to which Krunchie has put new pop airs, as well as some of Krunchie's original compositions, some songs “From the Irish,” i.e., inspired by works in the Irish language, and some comic songs and outrageous poems from Krunchie's two books, titled “Outrageous Poems” and “Someone Else’s Poem.”

Krunchie began uploading songs to Spotify in February of this year when he felt he needed to start a new “enterprise.” He had just acquired beginner’s skill with some software packages that have become available in recent years, including Movavi (video editing), Sibelius (music composition) and MixPad (music studio), as well as a record distribution service, Distrokid.

While he has never been a professional performer, Krunchie has been playing and singing for fun with the ephemeral Invincibles (of Dublin) for about 17 years (and before that The Chancers) as well as reciting his outrageous poems for 60 years. His current weekly lunch-hour concert/ sing-song in Clareville Day Centre is suspended because of the Corona virus. Some years ago, he put on a straw boater hat, Joyce-style glasses and dickey bow, for a celebration of Bloomsday. People said he looked very like James Joyce, so he repeats the impersonation every year.

Krunchie’s biography can be viewed on: www.KrunchieKilleen.blogspot.com

Further information: Krunchie Killeen, +353 87 908 5149; krunchiekilleen@gmail.com

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Renowned Lawyer Jay Sekulow Teams Up with John Schneider for Exclusive Performance of ’The Dukes of Hazzard’ Theme

Jay Sekulow Band featuring John Schneider and Trick Pony’s Keith Burns, “Theme from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ (Good Ol’ Boys)”

John Schneider and Jay Sekulow

Days after leading President Trump’s defense team to an impeachment acquittal, Sekulow and his all-star band joined John Schneider for an exclusive performance.

We hope you enjoy this exclusive performance of 'The Dukes of Hazzard’ theme song with Bo Duke himself.”

— Jay Sekulow

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In late February, days after leading President Donald J. Trump’s defense team to a victorious impeachment acquittal, Jay Sekulow was behind his drum kit leading his all-star band through rehearsals at his Nashville production facility. The following day, they would be joined by legendary actor and chart-topping recording artist John Schneider and special guest Keith Burns of Trick Pony, for an exclusive live performance of "Theme from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)."

Released on Facebook Thursday evening, the video received over 100,000 in the first two hours, and it continues to gain traction. Watch the exclusive performance here: https://www.facebook.com/JaySekulow/videos/206218037328838/

“'Straightening the curves, flattening the hills' sounds very familiar these days as America practices social distancing,” says Sekulow. "With that in mind, we wanted to release a music video featuring special guests John Schneider and Keith Burns from Trick Pony. We hope you enjoy this exclusive performance of 'The Dukes of Hazzard’ theme song with Bo Duke himself. And we'll will have more videos featuring John and Keith coming soon."

"I had a blast with Jay and the gang," says Schneider. "Not only is Jay a crackerjack attorney, but he’s one heck of a musician too!"

When he’s not arguing cases at the Supreme Court of the United States, testifying before Congress, or serving as the personal attorney of President Donald J. Trump, Jay Sekulow can be found behind his drum set or playing guitar leading the Jay Sekulow Band. What started as a hobby has turned into a stellar lineup with an all-star cast, featuring former members of Kansas, Petra, DC Talk, and more. Over the past few years, the Jay Sekulow Band has performed with legendary guests such as Ricky Skaggs and Lee Greenwood, and their music videos have been streamed by millions online. The band is known for their unmatched covers of classic hits as well as original songs such as "Hope of Jerusalem" and "Undemocratic."

ABOUT JOHN SCHNEIDER: John’s extensive acting career includes the iconic roles of "Bo Duke" on The Dukes of Hazzard, “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville and "Jim Cryer" on his current series, Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots (now in Season 7). John was also a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars in 2018. In addition to his incredible acting career, John has over 20 albums to his credit and four #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. It’s also worth noting that John co-founded (with Marie Osmond) the Children's Miracle Network. For more info, visit https://johnschneiderstudios.com.

ABOUT JAY SEKULOW: Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, a #1 New York Times-bestselling author, and a respected broadcaster.

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Jay Sekulow Band featuring John Schneider and Keith Burns, “Theme from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ (Good Ol’ Boys)”


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Troubadour Mike Aiken Looks Ahead With New Single, Video and European Tour Dates

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Mike Aiken

Wayward Troubadour album cover

Wayward Troubadour

cover of Nashville Skyline single

Nashville Skyline

Respected Roots/Americana artist Mike Aiken releases “Nashville Skyline” today, the latest single and video from his current album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR.

I was aiming for a throw-back Southern California, hippie type Country tune, but infused with that longing for the first glimpse of “home.” For us, it’s that the iconic Nashville skyline.”

— Mike Aiken

PLEASANT VIEW, TN, UNITED STATES, March 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Respected Roots/Americana artist Mike Aiken releases “Nashville Skyline” today, the latest single and video from his current album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR. The track premiered on Americana Highways and video debuted on The Boot.

The rolling track rocks and cradles the tale of a constantly touring musician who loves the road while longing for home. It’s a story Aiken knows well, and he co-wrote the tune with friend and fellow tunesmith, Chris P. James (Burrito Brothers). "I had a theme and feel running around in my head,” Aiken explains. “I was aiming for a throw-back Southern California, hippie type Country tune, but infused with that longing for the first glimpse of “home.” For us, it’s that the iconic Nashville skyline. I think we captured that feeling perfectly.”

The companion music video features a rare (one of only 14 made) vintage Airstream originally designed as a funeral coach, and “road trip” footage shot during Mike’s last run. “The video took us three months to finish, due to touring demands, weather and a host of mini-misadventures, but it was a blast,” Mike adds.

Aiken’s upcoming summer tour will take him and his wife Amy overseas (situation allowing) for their seventh European tour July 23 – August 29. Shows in France include: Angoulême, Bruay-la-Buissière, La Roche, La Rochelle, Le Barp, Marseille, Metz, Montbrun Les Bains, Nice, Paris, Pontlarlier, Strasbourg, and Trégastel. The Netherlands’ stops include Lomm and Blijham; dates in Belgium will be announced soon.

“We can’t wait to go back,” Mike exclaims. “The response from our European fans, radio and press is truly heartfelt, beautiful and appreciated. They are so knowledgeable and into the music.”

Aiken returns for stateside shows:

Sept. 6 – Pasadena, MD – House Concert
Oct 1-3 – Branchburg, NJ – Aiken & Friends Fest
Nov. 5-8 – Gulf Shores, AL – Frank Brown Songwriters Fest
Nov. 14 – Belton, MO – Whistle Stop Concert Series
Dec 4 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Folk Society
Dec. 13 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Folk Society

Fans can stream and download “Nashville Skyline” and the full Wayward Troubadour album is available HERE.

Stay social:
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MikeAikenMusic
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MikeandAmyAiken/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mikeandamyaiken
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/mikeaiken

About Mike Aiken
Mike originally hails from rural Western New York, outside of Buffalo but lives aboard his sailboat in Norfolk, Virginia when he’s not on the road or in Nashville. He ran away from home as a kid to play music, became a licensed USCG Captain, sailed over 30,000 bluewater miles on his own sailboat, and logged countless miles on the road performing in North America and Europe. Now, he delivers toe-tapping, Rootsy grooves, fingerpicking and slide guitar-laced tunes to audiences the world over. Mike’s colorful life as sea captain and deft songwriter’s touch resonate with his fans. His music has earned him radio chart success, including #1 and #13 in Europe and five Top 25 singles in the U.S. He’s composed music for NASCAR TV programs and writes bi-monthly ‘On The Road’ articles for Americana Rhythm Music Magazine.

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Mike Aiken “Nashville Skyline” music video


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