Three more performances of Vancouver Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Bohéme

3 more performances of Vancouver Opera’s Puccini’s La Bohéme
An extravagant production of the greatest love story
February 19 & 21 at 7:30pm & 24 at 2:00pm

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, February 19, 2019 / — Vancouver Opera’s 2018/2019 season and festival bring us a lush new production of Puccini’s La Bohème that is quite literally designed as an enormous vintage postcard of Paris. The curtain rises on a modern-day flea market, with tourists taking selfies, sellers touting their wares and an accordion duo entertaining the crowd. Amid the bustle, a lone visitor puts a record on a vintage gramophone from which plays the opening bars of Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera, transporting the audience back in time.

Canadian designer and director duo André Barbe and Renaud Doucet – the team behind VO’s Turandot in 2017 – has created a beautiful and gloriously over-the-top production, first seen at the Scottish Opera where it was highly successful. The setting is updated to the interwar years of the 1920s when American artists and writers flocked to Paris to live the bohemian life.

Literally meaning ‘the bohemians’, this tragic love story of passion, poetry and poverty, with uplifting humorous moments, features soprano France Bellemare, tenor Yosep Kang and baritone Phillip Addis and is directed by world-renowned conductor Judith Yan.

Quebec’s young soprano France Bellemare makes her Vancouver Opera debut in the role of Mimi having previously portrayed the tragic love interest at the Musica Viva Opera in Hong Kong. Her exquisite passion and beauty have inspired audiences through her budding career. In 2018, Bellemare was Marguerite in Faust at both the Societe d’Art Lyrique du Royaume and the Orchestre de Trois-Rivière. Also in 2018, she lent her warm, velvet vocals to the role of The Mother in The Wall by the Cincinnati Opera.

Korean-born tenor Ji-Min Park marks his Vancouver Opera debut as the romantic Rodolfo, transfixed by the beauty of Mimi as he embraces his love for her through all of its highs and lows. Park will portray the role of Rodolfo for the 100th time with Vancouver Opera, having previously portrayed the role for Opera Australia, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and New National Theatre in Tokyo. His career has taken him to countless international stages, including representing South Korea in the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Recent engagements include Alfredo in La Traviata with Cincinnati Opera and Opera Australia, and Ernesto in Don Pasquale for Fort Worth and Atlanta.

Canadian baritone Phillip Addis brings his bright and smooth voice to the role of Marcello. During the 2017-2018 opera season Addis performed with the Calgary Opera in the title role in Eugene Onegin and the Edmonton Opera in the title role of Don Giovanni. He has previously performed with the Minnesota Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Canadian Opera Company and the Ruhrtriennale festival. He was last seen at the Vancouver Opera as Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.

Canadian Soprano Sharleen Joynt brings her scintillating high range to her Vancouver Opera debut as Musetta in this production. In 2018, Joynt debuted with the Opera Philadelphia and the Charleston Symphony. During the 2017/2018 opera season, Joynt performed Musetta with the Pacific Opera Victoria and debuted with the Anchorage Opera and the Tanglewood Music Festival. Additionally, she performed with the Bach Society of St. Louis and the Theatre Augsburg’s Summer Concert Series.

Canadian conductor Judith Yan makes her Vancouver Opera debut following an international 2017/2018 season conducting the Seattle Opera, Hong Kong Ballet and the Korean National Ballet. Yan was a Staff Conductor with the San Francisco Opera for several years following her time with the Canadian Opera Company as the first Conductor-in-Residence. She is currently the Artistic Director of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Principal Conductor of Opera on the Avalon.

While La Bohéme is sung in Italian, English SURTITLES™ will be projected above the stage.

‘Jazz-age colour and vitality” The Guardian
“Opera at its most exuberant” The Herald
“Stunningly designed with plenty of theatrical fizz” The Times

Three more performances on Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm and a 2:00pm matinee on Sunday, February 24. All performances take place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Georgia and Hamilton), Vancouver. Tickets ranging in price from $50 to $175 are available at the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre, by telephone (604-683-0222), or online at

Vancouver Opera has the continuing support of The Canada Council for the Arts, Canada Heritage, the BC Arts Council and BC Provincial Government, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Civic Theatres.
Production Sponsor: Mission Hill Family Estate
Production Patrons: Yoshiko Karasawa, Mike & Kathy Gallagher, Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Foundation.

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Los Angeles Based Independent Label BFM Jazz Wins Five Grammys

2019 Grammy Wins for BFM Jazz

With 5 Grammy® Wins This Year, BFM Jazz Has Joined the Ranks of Major Players in Jazz

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2019 / — BFM JAZZ ( is a boutique record label based in Los Angeles that garnered 6 Grammy® nominations and turned them into 5 wins this past Sunday. In the company’s brief, nine-year existence, they’ve put out 27 projects that have accumulated 17 nominations collectively. In 2018, BFM Jazz released just three projects. All three received nominations and all three brought home Grammy® statuettes.

Trumpet master John Daversa won awards in three categories: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Improvised Jazz Solo, and Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. His recording, American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom, features the John Daversa Big Band and more than 53 young Americans from 17 states who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Early Arrivals (DACA) program.

Steve Gadd Band, led by legendary drummer Steve Gadd won in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category for his eponymous Steve Gadd Band release. The band also received a GRAMMY® nomination in 2016 for the group's prior BFM Jazz release Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY (2017).

Pianist/Composer/Arranger Randy Waldman received an award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for his SuperHeroes album. The recording features a long list of GRAMMY®-winning musical guest stars, including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, George Benson, and Take 6. Waldman previously won a GRAMMY® for co-arranging "Somewhere" on Barbra Streisand's The Broadway Album in 1985.

BFM Jazz comprises just three owners-operators – Michele Ito, Steven Weber and Steve Corn. With impeccable taste in music and considerable business acumen, they have assembled a small roster of 16 artists who are widely considered to be some of the top jazz players in the country. Other GRAMMY® winners and nominees on their label include Tierney Sutton, Steve Smith, Larry Goldings and Lenny White.

BFM Jazz is an off-shoot of one of the few formative digital distributors, BFM Digital launched by Corn and Weber in 2004. The Founders, who are both musicians and Jazz fans, saw a need for independent jazz artists to have a home and started BFM Jazz in 2010 with Michele Ito spearheading the effort.

Most of the BFM Jazz artists are in it for the long haul. Randy Waldman is new to the label, but John Daversa has now produced five albums for the company, and the Steve Gadd Band has recorded and released four.

With 5 Grammy® wins this year, BFM Jazz has joined the ranks of major players in Jazz.

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MIMPA's 10th Annual Lady in Red A Star-Studded Success

MIMPA President Gail Gibson with Obba Babatunde

Gail Gibson with Obba Babatunde, (Ian Foxx, Photographer)

Lady in Red Diamond Rose Awards 2019

Celebs Showed Up For 10th Annual Lady in Red Diamond Rose Awards


— Gail Gibson, President, MIMPA

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, US, February 19, 2019 / — February 2019—Beverly Hills, CA. The Multicultural International Motion Picture Association (MIMPA), welcomed a star-studded line-up of entertainment and celebrity guest to its 10th Annual Lady in Red Diamond Rose Awards Gala. MIMPA held the annual affair this year at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, and the event was hosted by Emmy Award Winning Actor/Entertainer, Obba Babatunde, “Miss Evers Boys”, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”, “The Eye”, “The Notebook” , “John Q”, “After The Sunset”, “I’m Dying up Here”, “Half N Half”, “Life”, “The Temptations”, “Once In a Lifetime”, “Dear White People”, “The Bold & The Beautiful”, “CSI ”and “Dreamgirls” just to name a few of his many, many film, television and stage roles. Mr. Babatunde also performed with his band, “The Red Hot Four” at the event opening the show with his magnificent cover of Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”.
In attendance at the invitation only awards gala were, legendary Actresses, Nichelle Nichols, “Star Trek” Beverly Todd, “Lean on Me”, “The Bucket List”, Sheila Frazier, “Shaft” Actors, Donnell Turner, “General Hospital” Rodney Allen Rippy, “Six Million Dollar Man”, “Jack in the Box”, Composer HB Barnum, Claudette Robinson, of “Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, former NFL Player with The New York Jets, Walter Briggs, Jr. and so many more. Also amongst the celebrity filled event, were Actress, Judy Pace who received MIMPA’s Trailblazer Award, Actress, Kathleen Bradley-Redd, receiving MIMPA’s Pioneer Award, and Motown Producer, Iris Gordy who received the, Legendary Producer Award. Other honorees included, internationally reknown Composer, Mirjana Anastasijevic who also gave the crowd an impromptu performance after receiving her award. Elisha Valentine took home the Education Award, while Lisa Sanfilippo received MIMPA’s Humanitarian Award. The Community Service Award went to Candidate for Supervisor of Los Angeles’ 2nd District, The Honorable, Jan Perry and the Entertainment Media Award was given to, Celebrity Journalist, Sharon Doyle. Lauryn Hunter received MIMPA’s Health Award, and Shelly Rufin, was honored with a Community Service Award.
Jazz/Pop/Rock, Violinist, Lovely Previn aka Alicia Previn whose song stylings with her electric violin have toured the world with bands “In Tua Nua”, “The Young Dubliners”, and “The Hothouse Flowers”, performed at the event. Carmelita Pittman, who toured with the legendary James Brown, and is a renown Vocalist “Rosebud” recording, and Founder of The Rose Breast Cancer Society, was a featured guest artist, performing “La Vie En Rose” known as Lady in Red’s anthem, along with up and coming teen YouTube sensation, Gabriela Warren.
“It was like a big giant Valentine Card, described one guest, a truly magical night”. “We were overwhelmed by the love in the room, and it was contagious”, stated Gail Gibson, President of MIMPA. “Our goal was to encourage, inspire and honor these 10 phenomenal women, while raising funds for the fight against homelessness”, said Gibson.
MIMPA’s 10th Annual Lady in Red Gala was sponsored in part by The Sanfilippo Foundation, Acceptance Recovery, Theoria Technical College, Fundduel, Miss Jessie's Haircare and, to benefit Shelter Partnership, Inc. a 5013(c) that provides goods and services to the homeless of Los Angeles county.
For more information The Multicultural International Motion Picture Association visit:, or contact or visit Phone: (323) 799-6266.

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Afro-LatinX Family Festival at MOLAA in Long Beach

Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 11 am – 5 pm
FREE admission /$10 parking

LONG BEACH, CA, USA, February 18, 2019 / —
– Come celebrate the cultural diversity of the Americas and the African influence in Latin America at MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Festival. This one-day festival highlights the African legacy in Latin America and offers visitors the opportunity to experience a mixture of customs from African and Mestizo peoples in the Americas. Whether you prefer munching on Peruvian anticuchos or exerting a little more energy dancing to salsa music, MOLAA has a full program of indoor and outdoor events and live performances for you and your family to watch or participate in and enjoy.

Bring your kids for story time with the Long Beach Public Library in our Screening Room, or to get their faces painted (for free!)in the Viva Event Center and browse the craft vendor stalls while grooving along to supercool DJ Eusébio Akasa. After a delicious lunch from one of our food vendors join your friends in the Sculpture Garden for one of the scheduled live performances.

The Lidereibugu Garifuna Ensemble is a traditional and contemporary cultural vocal, dance and drumming group based in Los Angeles and evolved under the leadership of Erica Zuniga. As Garifuna women and men connected to the lands of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and St Vincent, the Ensemble’s objective is to continue to preserve the rich Garifuna culture through song, dance and drums.

ABADÁ -Capoeira promotes Capoeira and Brazilian culture as example for social integration and individual growth. Capoeira – pronounced cap-wearer – is a Brazilian martial art form that combines self-defence, acrobatics, dance, music and song. Developed by slaves who used it to disguise the fact that they were practising fight moves, Capoeira is 'played' – it's known as the 'game', or jogo – in a circle called a roda, accompanied by music and singing. Only the hands and feet touch the floor.

The name QUITAPENAS gives you a taste of this group’s rhythmic contagion. It means, “to remove worries.” This tropical Afro-Latin combo borrows aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites you to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. Quitapenas’ mission is simple: to make you dance and send you home without a worry.

In the gallery, visit La Huella Múltiple/ The Multiple Print, a collaborative project developed in 1996 by artists Sandra Ramos, Belkis Ayón, Abel Barroso, and Ibrahim Miranda with the collaboration of Ludwig Foundation, el Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticas (CNAP), the Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC), and the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales of Havana, Cuba among many others. La Huella Múltiple seeks to gather the best graphic works produced by established and emerging Cuban artists. Through this collaborative interdisciplinary project, artists aim to expand the concept of printing, incorporating media that include photography, performance, installations, and new technologies.

Schedule for the day:
11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Viva Event Center:
¥ Craft vendors
¥ Art Workshops
¥ Free Face Painting
¥ DJ Eusebio Akasa
¥ Community Organizations
¥ Food vendors (Side/back Lot):
¥ The Tropic Truck
¥  Sweets by Leilani
¥  Mikhuna Peruvian Truck
¥  Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian

12:30pm: Cuentos y Cantos, story time with the Long Beach Public Library (Screening Room) 

Sculpture Garden Performances:
12:30 – 1:15pm: Lidereibugu Garifuna Ensemble
2:00 – 3:00pm: ABADÁ Capoeira
3:30 – 4:30pm: QUITAPENAS

The Afro-Latinx Festival program is scheduled with the generous support of the Port of Long Beach.

About the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. In 2007, MOLAA unveiled its newly renovated and expanded campus designed by prominent Mexican architect, Manuel Rosen. The expansion more than doubled the Museum's size, adding a 15,000-square foot sculpture garden. With its physical expansion complete, MOLAA’s focus is on strengthening its collection, which now includes over 1,600 works of art and maintaining its position as a multidisciplinary institution providing cross-cultural dialogue.

For More Information: or 310-913-0625.


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America's Got Talent Alum Marty Brown Returns To Country Radio With Hypnotic New Single, “Umbrella Lovers”

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2019 / — America's Got Talent Alum Marty Brown returns to Country radio via Play MPE with “Umbrella Lovers,” a hypnotic new single from his upcoming CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY, for Plowboy Records. With a laid-back, big-city vibe and Brown’s distinctive vocal, this is a record that will drive you to grab your lover and stroll your day away. Jangling guitars, a slight “island vibe” and easy vamps keep the track moving while a “live” room sound makes this a radio stand out. Taste of Country premiered the audio track earlier this month, and Country Rebel gave a shout-out to sweethearts on Valentine’s Day with a special acoustic video performance of the song. Fans can hear “Umbrella Lovers” on SoundCloud now; the single was co-produced by Jon Tiven (B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings) and Brown, and will be available for purchase March 15.

Sidewalking with my baby down on the boulevard
The clouds they are a-crying, yeah it’s coming down hard
We’re cuddled up close, baby high and dry
As another perfect rain’s
Falling from the sky (Brown, Tiven)

Brown first rose to fame as an artist on MCA Records in the 1990s, but he is also known as the songwriter behind mega-hits for Tracy Byrd (“I’m From The Country”), Brooks & Dunn (“It Ain’t Me If It Ain’t You”), and Trace Adkins (“When I Stop Loving You”). After a lengthy hiatus, Brown returned in typically dramatic fashion with a show-stopping performance on America’s Got Talent in 2013. His touching rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” went viral, generating over 11 MILLION views on YouTube. The rest, as they say, is history. His Top 10 AGT finish convinced Marty to get back into the spotlight and since then he has performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, returned to the Grand Ole Opry, and signed autographs at CMA Music Fest.

FANS can catch MARTY Live:
2/23 -The Red Shed, Hutchinson, KS
3/4 – 650 WSM AM “Coffee, Country & Cody”
3/8 – WBKR Radio, Owensboro, KY
3/8 – WWKY Radio, Madisonville, KY
3/8 – The Crowded House, Madisonville, KY
3/15 – WBKO Midday Live w/ Laura Rogers – Ch. 13 Bowling Green, KY
3/15 – National Anthem @ WKU Baseball
3/16 – El Portrero's Exit 6, Franklin, KY
3/18 – 650 WSM AM – “Nashville Today”
3/27 – GREAT DAY LIVE – WHAS TV (Louisville)
4/9 – TN Songwriters Association Awards Show, Nashville, TN
5/17 – WSMV TV – “Today in Nashville”
5/18 – Overtime Sports Grille, Franklin, KY – Album Release Party
5/30 – Lewisport Heritage Festival, Lewisport, KY
5/31 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Mt. Vernon, KY
10/4 – Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Acoustic Performance, Mt. Vernon, KY

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Content owners can now launch video/audio store for free with Muvi

Muvi Free

This move by Muvi is touted to be the first in the streaming industry with small content creators applauding the start-up for making streaming accessible to all

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2019 / — Muvi, known for its Zero Coding video & audio streaming platform has gone one step ahead by announcing the launch of “Muvi Free”, a pricing update which makes the streaming platform available to content creators and producers at free of cost.

Muvi Free allows video and audio content owners to go live with their website instantly without any subscription or infrastructure fee. Customers opting for Muvi Free will have a sizable 50 GB storage and an equal amount of bandwidth support to back their online store.

Jyoti Nayak, Senior Marketing Manager, Muvi, quotes, “Our product enhancement and pricing have always revolved on our customer’s demand. It’s 2019 and we have reached an inflection point wherein a pricing update is indeed a matter of customer’s want rather than a business plan. Muvi Free will bring tremendous ease and comfort to small content creators and small production houses. Content is available to the audience in all formats and sometimes for free; then why not a free streaming platform for content owners?”

Inside sources have revealed that Muvi has already got a handful of prospects who have given a thumbs up to the new format and are waiting for the release.

For more updates, Visit Muvi!

About Muvi:

Muvi LLC is a prominent product-based SaaS company based out of New York. The company provides cloud-hosted streaming platform and end-to-end solutions for video / audio content owners, broadcasters, TV networks, and content aggregators to launch their own-branded, multi-screen, multi-format OTT streaming service such as Netflix, Prime Video, Spotify, Deezer etc. that can offer both Live & On-Demand content and be delivered across Web, Mobile, and TV instantly.

The company has gained international recognition in audio/video streaming space and is trusted by 350+ clients in over 50 countries across territories including North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

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DarWin Releases Debut Concept Album “Origin Of Species” Internationally Featuring Drum Legend Simon Phillips

Featuring Simon Phillips, Matt Bissonette, Greg Howe, Jeff Babko, Dennis Hamm & others!

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, February 14, 2019 / — “We Have 12 years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe” Warns the United Nations IPCC

“Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Levels are Likely the Highest They’ve been in 15 Million Years” University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences

“Technologies built for our survival,
Back on Earth made us a dominant rival.
Working as one, we conquered all nations,
All networks now under our communications.
Resources rationed, ideas controlled,
An intelligent regime to save our souls.
Children of the future,
Return to the light,
Saving our Planet from our self-inflicted plight.”
— DarWin, For Humanity

“The Revolution will come in waves.”— DarWin, Artificial

Welcome to the near-future: the world of DarWin. An intricate musical fantasy concept that launched in November 2018 in the UK only with the ambitious single release of “Escape The Maze,” followed by the full length album “Origin Of Species.”

The album is now available internationally on all major digital distribution platforms, with an epic cinematic video of “Escape the Maze” available on YouTube, Facebook and iTunes. More DarWin videos can be found on YouTube and Facebook.

Who is DarWin?: An Introduction to the “Escape the Maze” video saga.

It’s roughly ten years from now into the future, 2028. An exhausted ecology, and global conflicts, have led to a huge upheaval of the world order, straining and diminishing human populations. The lives of everyday people and families have been turned upside down by the intense ecological pressures related to climate change. No longer just a theory discussed by scientists and politicians, climate change is wreaking havoc on the world. Chaos and confusion reign as fighting for basic resources continuously escalates. “Day Zero” has occurred, when nuclear attacks punctuated what had for many years been a civility between nations and people. As Earth rejects life, those of us who remain struggle to survive.

“Escape The Maze” is the first installment in an evolving saga that addresses the challenges of mankind in our coming era. It depicts the role of a changing planet, and the potential, as well as limitations, of technology to help solve mankind’s greatest challenges. The story of “Origin Of Species” is represented through music, graphic storytelling and videos.

A complex project that’s eschews the hollow immediacy of much contemporary art. A narrative that demands attention and imagination. With music sweeping in scope, at times evoking hard rock virtuoso shredding, alongside grand orchestral compositions, warm harmonies and soaring choruses.

The music seeks to capture the listener in the spirit of the greatest concept albums that have helped to define the history of rock. Heavy riffs and killer grooves lead way to delicate ensembles, only to pick up the pace again with searing guitar solos. The genre is decisively Prog Rock, but DarWin begs to be appreciated by a large global audience of music enthusiasts. Key tracks to discover the narrative include: For Humanity, Walk Away from Earth, the Last Chance and Artificial. Emotionally powerful songs for a wide audience include One Horizon, Cosmic Rays, and Forever.

It’s time to enter the saga. It’s time to join DarWin on his journey…

The “Origin Of Species” album features legendary drummer and producer Simon Phillips, who, in addition to playing drums, percussion and keyboards, also engineered, mixed and drove the production on the album. Veteran bass player and singer Matt Bissonette performed a rich array of lead and background vocals and bass. DarWin himself drove the songwriting and conceptual vision while playing various guitars.

The album features guest performances from the likes of Jeff Babko (keyboards and quartet arrangements), Greg Howe (blazing lead guitar solos), Dennis Hamm (keyboards), Ernst Tibbs (bass), Katisse Buckingham (Flute, Soprano Sax), Samuel Sim and Peter Nickalls (orchestral and quartet arrangements), The Origin of Species Quartet (Los Angeles), The Reykjavik String Quartet (Iceland), and The Chamber Orchestra Of London (Conductor Matt Dunkley)

The album was recorded at Simon Phillip’s Phantom Recordings, Sherman Oaks, CA, with additional recording at Abbey Road Studios (Studio 2, the “Beatles Room”), London, United Kingdom, Sundlaugin Studio in Reykjavik, Iceland, The Doghouse, Woodland Hills, CA, Rose Lane Studios, Carpenteria, CA, and Megatrax, Ventura, CA.

The album was produced by DarWin and Simon Phillips. They are continuing to work on new music together at an undisclosed location. The saga will continue…

Watch Simon Phillips discuss the making of “Origin Of Species”:

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The album will also feature a stunning graphic comic-style layout telling the story visually.

The epically cinematic video for the “Escape The Maze” single is available here

The album is released by Origin Of Species LLC.

To purchase:

D2C Store (Pre-order the CD) –
25th February 2018 is the physical CD release date on D2C and Amazon.

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We're In This Together -Mental Health Awareness PSA goes Viral with jD Shapiro writer of Robin Hood Men In Tights

Shapiro said, Publicist, Melissa Morris inspired me to use my voice to create this powerful, PSA on Mental Health Awareness which is so dear to my heart on a holiday so many people struggle with.”

— jD Shapiro

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2019 / — For Immediate Release:

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We're In This Together – Mental Health Awareness PSA Goes Viral with jD Shapiro Writer of Robin Hood Men In Tights

Los Angeles, California February 14, 2019 – The outpour of Hollywood speaking out about Mental Health Awareness has created a synergy of celebrities donating their voice. jD Shapiro, writer of Robin Hood Men In Tights, currently in Spain working on several new movies including the sequel to Men In Tights – Knights of The Not So Round Table created a very powerful Mental Health Awareness video that has gone viral around the world.

Shapiro said, " My publicist, Melissa Morris inspired me to use my voice to create this powerful, PSA on Mental Health Awareness which is so near and dear to my heart on a holiday so many people struggle with."

To schedule an interview with jD Shapiro please contact Melissa Morris, 248-703-9515. Mental Health Awareness is very important for the world to come together and take care of each other.

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Thump Agency relaunches the Premier Agency for the Music Industry

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There is an untold story behind every favorite song.


Contact: Christine Coupet
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Thump Agency launches the Premier Agency for the Music Industry
There is an untold story behind every favorite song.

New York, NY (2/14/19) ¬— Announcing the relaunch of Thump Agency. Thump Agency is the latest in artist representation in the music industry, covering all genres. The focus is to aid an artist or musician, not just in marketing and branding, but to help in their development as
an artist.

Thump Agency created an agency that offers more than just management. Our founders, Raquel R. Sánchez and Christine Coupet, have over 30 years of experience in A&R, artist management and booking, as well as marketing campaigns specific to the music industry.

Combining their experiences, both founders are minority women in the music business that knew that they would be met with some challenges.

Services offered at Thump Agency include everything a DJ, producer or vocalist needs from music publishing to graphic design to publicity and much more. The ladies have also recently garnered the aid of Charles Morales, a former DefJam executive. Along with a new staff, new social media publicist and a brand new website (, Thump Agency is well on its way to being the premier agency in the music industry.

About Thump Agency

Our marketing & music promotion services have helped launch many artists careers over the decades. Our main objective is to deliver record label marketing with affordable prices to the independent DJ/producer/artist! Let’s get you started today and blow your career out of the world!

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2019 / — If you were an established Latin or R&B artist during the 1980’s & 90’s, you may have heard the tales of “The Wizard”.

With impeccable timing and a trained ear that hears the slightest imperfection, “The Wizard” was a staple in many Grammy nominated and winning recording sessions in both Latin & R&B music of the times. Industry insiders speculated that after his abrupt disappearance from the music scene that he may venture into other industry fields such as Film and Television, and they were right.

With the uncanny ability to take "every-day normal" and making it extraordinary, John “The Wizard” Stepanian has been at the helm of The New York Performing Arts Academy (NYPAA). "TimeOut Magazine" lists his organization as one of the top 10 Performing Arts academies in New York, and rightfully so. "The Wizard" has been assisting many aspiring performers transform into working industry professionals such as Hudson Yang, star of the ABC hit show "Fresh Off The Boat", Jordan Vergara who plays a young Emilio Estevez on Broadway's "On Your Feet!" and many more.

The Wizard never lost his touch and now he struck his deal. NYPAA founder John “The Wizard” Stepanian is calling his new venture "El Diablito Records".

El Diablito Records will be distributed through UMG/Interscope Distribution channels.

“This is an exciting new venture on a scale that I only dreamed of, real music is ready to make a comeback!” Stepanian said.

Music industry insiders have been speculating about Stepanian's next move ever since rumors began circulating that he had been spotted at various recording studios throughout New York City.

Most of El Diablito Records starting roster will be new acts, none so far are household names. El Diablito Records’ first release – a new Latin duo called ‘Las 2 AM’ – is scheduled to come out in April 2019. El Diablito Records will be conducting a citywide search for upcoming Latin artists.

El Diablito Records will eventually set up shop on Fifth Avenue at The Empire State Building.

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