HIP Video Promo presents: Stringz EMB empowers women in his music video "Beautiful Girl"

Stringz EMB

Stringz EMB – Beautiful Girl

He focuses on creating ‘feel good’ tracks that help us breathe a little easier and move a little quicker

ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Most artists have to stay on top of their stage presence, their status, their influence, and their overall “brand” to ensure they’re coming across as organic and pure. Yet, for some, an easygoing and amiable charisma comes naturally. For people like Stringz EMB, it is second nature to be warm. The St. Louis soul singer made it his personal goal to get everyone dancing and singing along at his shows. And with his infectious music, it’s not hard to instantly jam along; he focuses on creating ‘feel good’ tracks that help us breathe a little easier and move a little quicker.

Gregory Bowdry, aka Stringz EMB, has performed nationwide, received a plethora of radio attention, and even performed on Fox. Though COVID has halted a lot of his upcoming shows, he showed no sign of slowing down. Instead, he shifted his focus to increasing production and wrapping up his second full-length project.
Girls. That’s it. That’s the clip. Stringz EMB doesn’t hold back from hyping up all the women in his music video, “Beautiful Girl,” and beyond. All women are exquisite no matter their age, race, or body type. The clip highlights all of that majesty in a natural form; the background is a solid color while the focus is on a lucky lady in the middle. They’re smiling and dancing; some are even holding posters with positive self-descriptions, but most importantly, they’re themselves. No frills, no flaws, all beauty.

StringZ EMB is, of course, in the middle of all the action. He is the opposite of camera-shy; he gets right up to the lens to serenade it. He dances and grins alongside his power crew, never hesitant to recognize the strength women uphold. Like he states, “A beautiful girl is all powerful / And that is as good as love,” StringZ EMB recognizes the importance to unlock female vitality.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Ok Mayday releases heartening quarantine music video for "Blossoms"

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Ok Mayday – Blossoms

They’re able to capture that elusive, authentic something that hides between analog’s imperfection and the beautiful sheen of modern production.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USA, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There’s a hell of a lot to get out of the way when you start a band. Who gels with whom, who’s really filling which role, and what path is it all leading down? Ok Mayday, friends (and a couple of brothers) for decades, were able to get right to the good part: writing catchy, fully-realized, soulful indie that stands apart. The Virginia Beach four-piece crafts tunes from the most basic rock elements that are instantly resonant and immediately relatable. There’s a shy pop intimacy at the heart of Ok Mayday that makes their hopeful, rhythmic compositions that much more powerful. They’re able to capture that elusive, authentic something that hides between analog’s imperfection and the beautiful sheen of modern production. Their latest single, “Blossoms,” defies category, except to say that it’s a perfect summer soundtrack.

The best songs are the perfect getaways, a momentary escape from whatever headspace or actual space you’re in. “Blossoms” is a heady, weightless rush of synths, oohs, ahhs, and David Bollmann’s dreamlike, effortless, almost euphoric croon. The track wanders deftly through chorus and verse, celebrating a profoundly heavy subject, without getting too heavy about it. Here’s to the astronomical chances of blundering into love, the wonderful surprise of realizing that this thing you have, this thing you share, is still as alive as the day it began kicking. Bollmann, his brother Kelly, Stephen Lee, and Matthew Osborn build up and strip back the layers throughout, never losing the pulsing, shuffling rhythm. “Blossoms” isn’t about romance; it’s just a tune about love, played by a band that knows how to write a song that stays with you.

“…And though we were apart, we created this together.” So begins the inspired and inspiring video for “Blossoms.” Originally intended as a tribute to the love between two people, the concept rapidly adapted – as did we all – with the onset of you-know-what. The band reached out to fans, friends, family, and fellow musicians around the world for some day-in-the-life footage. The guys cobbled together dozens of clips of folks dancing, playing, working, eating, skating, making masks – all acts of love, proof that we’re all with each other even when we can’t be in the same room. All the while, the band Zoom it in, performing the song even as their own lives go on around them, a band who knows that music is even more powerful than a pandemic.

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JayQ The Legend’s ‘Amazing Girl’ soars to the top of the UK and US Charts… it’s going to be an Amazing Girl Summer

JayQ The Legend - Amazing Girl

JayQ The Legend – Amazing Girl

JayQ The Legend

JayQ The Legend

“I hoped this song would catch quickly”, says JayQ The Legend “it is time we celebrate and respect women, and show them how truly amazing they are!”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Amazing Girl has captured the hearts of women worldwide, soaring to the top of the US and UK charts. A high energy, uplifting song, an anthem to women, is just what the world has ordered. “I hoped this song would catch quickly”, says JayQ The Legend “it is time we celebrate and respect women, and show them how truly amazing they are!”

JayQ The Legend shows consistency as he follows up on his international success of Body Talk, which reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Digital Song Charts, attaining top spot on the Reggae iTunes Charts, hitting number ten on the Music Week Urban Club Charts, number fifteen on Hip Hop iTunes Charts, top 30 on Billboard R&B song Charts & US terrestrial UAC radio, as well as featuring on National Rotation on BETJAMS and BETSOUL.

The JayQ The Legend (BreakOut Music) song is called “Amazing Girl”, a kick off to AMAZING GIRL SUMMER, a summer dedicated to celebrating women everywhere and the intelligence and fortitude and care they bring to humanity in these uncertain times.

“Amazing Girl” – written by JayQ The Legend and co-produced by 1500 or Nothing – is dedicated to all the incredible women out there who are making a difference in the world. The list is long and illustrious, and spans from athletes, such as Mia Hamm, Kristi Yamaguchi and Serena Williams to artists, scientists, business women, and politicians such as Misty Copeland, Tiero Fletcher (Guinn) and Jennifer Doudna, Gabby Gifford, and Glenda McNeal.

BreakOut Music CEO, Miriam Bavly, a Harvard graduate, screenwriter and producer said:

“Amazing women come in all colors and creeds. We need to recognize that every girl is an amazing woman about to blossom: Cathy Hughes, whom I met and admire, built Radio One from the ground up, with the cards stacked against her. It is mind-boggling what she achieved. Look around her organization, she walks the walk, clearly dedicated to empowering other women.”

Of course, many amazing women are still not in the limelight. JayQ The Legend said:,

“It is time to highlight women and their daily contributions to humanity, this is what my song is about, to express how amazing women truly are. In my personal life, my incredible mother overcame abuse, and made incredible sacrifices, to give her children better lives. Mothers around the world are heroines every day, loving, nurturing, and fiercely protecting their children. So many women do so many amazing things every day. Women must be at every level of control, power, and politics that affect our society and planet. They must be increasingly involved in politics and business at the executive level, wherever and whenever crucial decisions are made.”

Stefan Toren, Head of A&R at A&R Factory said:

“JayQ The Legend is one of the fastest growing artists in his genre, with over 250k Instagram followers, he’s captured a market that is hungry for his fresh and infectiously happy sound.”

In addition to his latest release, JayQ The Legend is the mastermind behind the soundtrack for the upcoming Christmas movie, “The App that Stole Christmas”, where he also plays a supporting role to good friends, Ray J and Jack Long.

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MOVING THROUGH WORLDS: Composer Fiona Joy Hawkins Reflects on the Past, Explores the Now on Her 13th Album of Originals

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Moving Through Worlds by Fiona Joy Hawkins is an exploration of the “now”: fire, survival and the vanishing of souls into the wind. Cover photo by Liz Linder. Artwork by Alicia Moodley/Junior Massive

Composer Fiona Joy Hawkins at Imaginary Road Studio;

Composer Fiona Joy Hawkins at Imaginary Road Studios; photo by Liz Linder.

FIona Joy Hawkins hands playing free weekly "Living Room" concerts

Fiona Joy Hawkins plays free weekly “Living Room” concerts for her global fans during the quarantine era. Photo by Liz Linder.

Fiona Joy Hawkins' uplifting new album of melodic instrumental and solo piano works was produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton.

Music is a universal language that connects us without prejudice, it speaks to us all equally, yet is received with great variation.”

— Fiona Joy Hawkins

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the Australian Bushfires crept toward her rural home, Fiona Joy Hawkins turned to her Stuart & Sons piano to do what has always bought her solace: write music. After crafting 4 songs that she later marketed as fundraisers for firefighters and wildlife rescue – and which are included on this album – she began final preparations on a new album: Moving Through Worlds. And, when the fires gave way to a pandemic she was grounded from touring, so Hawkins began a wildly popular series of weekly live-streamed “Living Room Concerts” on Facebook, much to her fans’ delight. In celebration of her new album releasing today, she will be the premier guest on "The River of Calm's 20-Minute Tuesdays Concert Series" produced by The River of Calm – Music to Soothe Your Soul™ on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7pm CDT; to watch, simply go to https://www.facebook.com/theriverofcalm/ or the Fiona Joy Hawkins music page at https://www.facebook.com/fionajoyhawkinsmusic/.

Hawkins began recording and conceptualising this album three years ago, and yet she describes it as an album over 44-years in the making. One of the classical-crossover pieces is “For the Roses” which a 12-year-old Hawkins wrote and performed for her Grandmother’s funeral. The song “Calling County Clare” reaches even further back, to her family’s Irish roots, called forth with a wistful Irish whistle by Paul Jarman, Hawkins on piano/vocals, and Will Ackerman (guitar/hopi), Tom Eaton (accordion), Jeff Haynes (percussion) and Tony Levin (NS bass). Along the way, Hawkins also attracted musical contributions from renowned soprano & violinist Rebecca Daniel, Charlie Bisharat (violin), Jill Haley (English horn), Jeff Oster (flugelhorn, and Eugene Friesen (cello).

“My wish is to open a few more hearts to the power of music with this album. I believe music is a gift from another world, from ancestors of the past communicating to inspire and give us hope,” Hawkins said, reflecting on the world’s current challenges. “Music is a universal language that connects us without prejudice, it speaks to us all equally, yet is received with great variation. Now, more than ever, we need the connection to our past to find the pathway to our future.”

The 14-track album was produced by Will Ackerman (Founder, Windham Hill Records) and Tom Eaton. As per her usual style, Hawkins defies genre by bringing classical, contemporary piano, ethereal vocals, and lush new age instrumentals together to create a sound that is uniquely her own. The blend of solo piano and instrumental pieces reflect some of the worlds that she has moved through so elegantly while this powerful music gathered in her soul: cue the cumulative life of an artistic woman: granddaughter, nurse, wife, mother, daughter-in-law, caretaker, friend, lover, painter, pianist, singer…and, ultimately, composer.

Jonathan Widran, in a music review for JWVibe, wrote “While fusing the old and new on these tracks to help her come to terms with the past and 'put her ghosts to bed,' Fiona places a dreamy, easy flowing coda on this era of her life with 'All That is Left,' blending piano, violin and flugelhorn to create a final confrontation with these issues – and a sense of hope that she is on her way to healing.”

Hawkins' loyal fans are a global bunch who "chat" excitedly during the weekly live streamed concerts, while newcomers enjoy Hawkins' ballet-like piano playing style, stemming from a childhood spent learning classical piano, dance, painting and overcoming her shyness via performance. In her music, one can hear the inspiration of Felix Mendelssohn and Frédéric Chopin, and yet it is usually likened to modern composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Michael Nyman, Liz Story, and George Winston. When not at her rural Australian home, Hawkins regularly tours China and the USA, and is also a member of the award-winning contemporary instrumental group, FLOW (Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster, Will Ackerman). For a complete biography, visit Hawkin's Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Joy_Hawkins

MOVING THROUGH WORLDS will be available in physical and digital formats, both downloadable and streaming on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and 200 other platforms, or, purchase directly from the artist at https://littlehartleymusic.com.au/shop/music-cds-sacds/moving-through-worlds-2/

Track List:
1 Calling County Clare (5:06)
2 Bushfire Moon (5:03)
3 Prayer For Rain (4:08)
4 All That is Left (5:34)
5 Aqua 1 (1:55)
6 Prelude in E Minor (Chopin, #4) (2:37)
7 Desert of Crystal (4:28)
8 Tolling of the Fire Bell (5:18)
9 Aqua 2 (1:20)
10 Passing Of Midnight (3:39)
11 Moving Through Worlds (4:28)
12 For the Roses (Solo Piano) (3:28)
13 Song For Louise (1:49)
14 Twilight Moment (2:32)

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About Fiona Joy Hawkins
Fiona Joy Hawkins is a mainstream Composer/Pianist/Vocalist with an international following, whom she greets weekly with pandemic-inspired, live-streamed concerts from her rural home in NSW Australia. The event’s growing popularity may be attributable to a combination of her musical talent, a love for her fans, and her disarming Aussie humour. Her latest album is Moving Through Worlds, produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton, for her own label, Little Hartley Music. A prolific composer, she has always been interested in creating music that evokes images, emotions and tells stories. https://fionajoy.com/

Album and Video Credits:
Written/Piano/Vocals: Fiona Joy Hawkins
Music Produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Eaton
Video: The Big Movie Company (Brad Diebert, Tanya Marino)
Drone Footage of Irish Coastline: Bryan Patterson
Artist photos by Liz Linder

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Official Video: “Calling County Clare” by Fiona Joy Hawkins from the new album, MOVING THROUGH WORLDS

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The Platform Cliperie.com Quadruples the Number of Visitors in Six Quarters

Video linkage platform Cliperie.com

Video linkage platform Cliperie.com

Cliperie.com shows sustainable growth

Cliperie.com shows sustainable growth

MARTIGNY, SWITZERLAND, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The immersive clips by fans on the platform Cliperie.com by Aicue LLC continue to conquer the world. The platform shows sustainable growth since its launch and is already known in more than 110 countries around the globe. The number of visitors is quadrupled in the last six quarters with more than 67 thousands visitors in Q2 2020 vs 16 thousands visitors in Q4 2018.

Since its launch, the platform has linked over a hundred compelling clips from audience videos directly on the web. From concerts to social events, Cliperie.com synchronizes videos from multiple sources, creates editable clips and gives the ability to have a more personalized viewing experience.

The platform keeps evolving every month by making more immersive and interactive video experiences, enhancing user engagement and improving further compatibility with wider range of devices. The platform reached zero-carbon target in 2019 and since then runs exclusively on renewable energy.

Cliperie.com enables the simplicity of usage via automation of underlying technologies. The native support of the latest web standards allows seamless access to the platform from the most popular HTML5-enabled browsers on mobile phones, tablets and personal computers.

Aicue LLC, headquartered in Switzerland, is a technology company that brings innovative ICT solutions to the market. Built upon many years of research and development, Aicue targets to change the way audience videos are consumed on the web.

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Dev Technosys Revamped Its Mobile Development Services to Help Clients Staying Ahead in Mobile App Development


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Mobile app development services are a fundamental source of technology, applications are productive ways to point out and skillfully associate with users

Tarun Nagar is the Founder & CEO of Dev Technosys, a global ranking Web and Mobile App Development Company. With 10+ years of experience of enabling then Startups which are now global leaders ”

— Tarun Nagar

COMMERCE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mobile app development services are a fundamental source of technology, applications are productive ways to point out and skillfully associate with users, while at the same instant strengthen the relationship between your trademark and its audience. App development comes up with two major types of the zone. One is a web-based asset and the second one is alone native. Android app development for mobiles is the leading form in mobile app development services.

Factual Points of Mobile development service for clients

1. Social integration
2. Allow Customization
3. Embrace Analytics
4. Feedback Structure
5. Consider the Target
6. Swift Speed
7. Comprise Social Media
8. Make it favorable & Avert Load Feature
9. Count of Downloads
10. Competition
11. Manage Applicability

1. Social integration

In today's generation, everyone loves to use the social media platform and share something they are passionate about. Mobile development must consider that basic tactic for integration with users.

2. Allow Customization

The term customization is predominant. It is a Principal factor for any mobile app, make sure that the user must feel secure and pleasant while using the app. allow a user to customize the application features influence user. The privacy modification gives the user a perfect satisfaction.

3. Embrace Analytics

Data & Reports of actions carry a weightage for growth. It assists to boost the better updates and functionality of the app. Data and reports show the growth of the app in a decent way.

The analytic system should be in the mobile application. Tracking the experience is one of the most concealed terms, which has the highest weightage regarding development.

4. Feedback Structure

Acquiring Feedback from a user has demonstrated to very powerful and impactful for any business. Factually giving your user an opportunity to give feedback to make them understand about the humbleness of your trademark.

Three Pillars always required for better shape in the future of your app. First is Appreciation, second is a suggestion and final, and most important is criticism.

5. Consider the Target

We must consider our target for our app. in fact, it has a lot of sections like categories, age, education level, and zone. The right target is an appropriate choice for growth. So, we must know the right audience for targeting.

6. Swift Speed

The role of speed matters a lot in-app. If your application takes a lot of time in loading then the user may get annoyed. Wearable App Development Company gives priority to the loading time of the app. As we know time is swift and efficient technology is mandatory for the app.

7. Comprise Social Media

Hooking up with social media has an enormous advantage. The social media platform is the new face of the internet. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has a great connection with people.

The more people connect with them, the more they connect with the app. In one line there is no other better way to integrate with people then social media.

8. Make it favorable & Avert Load Feature

If you are working out to load too many features. Then, it is not a wise thing because it makes your app cluttered. It is saying that Simplicity is the best policy. It works here perfectly.

Loads Features are a hurdle for your app speed and functions. The user-friendly app always grabs the attention and appreciation from users.

9. Count of Downloads

The center point must be to establish something that can be utilized by everyone. There is no use of creating an app, which has limited usage. So the Promotion of the app is needful but more focus on adding some exceptional features. A user would love to use such an app, which has some extraordinary features.

10. Competition

Competitiveness must be taken in a positive and healthy way with regard to development. There are some other apps, but we must focus on quality and features.

Users must download the app with lots of valid reasons. Basics and skills are two aspects of a single coin. We should carry both for growth. It is all about betterment and growth.

11. Manage Applicability

Providing the Content which adds the values to the user’s experience. There are lots of applications, which are working on promotion. Promotion is the second thing, firstly we shall provide the relevancy to our user for the appealing experience. It comes, when we add value to our app that has a direct connection with the experience of users.


Ultimately for running any kind of business, the application is a compulsory part of it. We must go with the flow and the flow of technology required it. Features that are provided by applications are up to the mark.

The choice of app for better experience demands these factors. Custom mobile app development is a term that is influenced by a phenomenal experience. The app comes up with serviceable features makes them deliberately choice of users.s

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Boulder Concert Band Wins National Competition

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Jordan Taylor and Tim Hughes

Boulder Concert Band members Jordan Taylor (vibraphone) and Tim Hughes (saxophone) were featured in “Escapades” by John Williams

The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—Community Division, 2019-20

We are honored to represent Boulder, Colorado as a national winner in The American Prize band/wind ensemble community division.”

— Bernard Buster, president, Boulder Concert Band Board of Directors

BOULDER, CO, USA, July 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Boulder Concert Band, a nonprofit, premier adult community band, today announced that it has been named winner in The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts, in the band/wind ensemble performance-community division category.

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the musical arts. The American Prize is nonprofit, unique in scope and structure, and is designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, composers, conductors, ensembles and directors in the United States, at professional, college/university, community and school levels, based on submitted recordings. There is no live competition.

The Boulder Concert Band submitted "Escapades" by John Williams from Steven Spielberg's 2002 film Catch Me If You Can, recorded by Quam Audio during its March 2019 concert. The piece features band member soloists Tim Hughes on alto saxophone, and Jordan Taylor, vibraphone. It is available on YouTube.

“We are honored to represent Boulder as a national winner in The American Prize band/wind ensemble community division,” commented Bernard Buster, president, Boulder Concert Band Board of Directors. “During my 20 years as a member, this band has been striving to improve the level of our performances. Winning this prestigious contest is gratifying, and confirms that we are indeed making progress.”

Founded in 2010 and now celebrating its tenth anniversary, The American Prize has awarded nearly $100,000 in prizes in all categories since its creation. Thousands of artists representing all fifty states have derived benefit from their participation in the contests of The American Prize. (www.theamericanprize.org)

About the Boulder Concert Band
Although the COVID19 pandemic stalled its 43rd season, the Boulder Concert Band will play on. During the 1918 flu epidemic, Boulder’s community band, then called the Boulder Citizen’s Band, may have taken a break like us. But the band eventually played on, conducted by Bill Swarts, who led the band from 1899-1919.

The first records of a performing band in the city of Boulder date back to 1870. The ICC Silver Cornet Band, as it was known, performed weekly concerts in the pioneer town of Boulder. In the spring of 1897 a larger band organization was formed. This group, called the Boulder Band, was said to be the best organization of its type in Colorado. Later, the Boulder Municipal Band was formed and was the first to include women musicians.

The Boulder Concert Band as we know it today was reorganized in 1976 by the late Hugh McMillen, former Director of Bands at the University of Colorado. Considered to be one of the premier adult community bands in the state, the current organization has more than 60 volunteer musicians. Its members are drawn from the business, professional, and educational communities in the Boulder County and Denver metro area.
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Ten Movies that Changed the Movies

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Denise Meridith is CEO of the World’s Best Connectors, a virtual community of executives and a lifelong movie fan.

The shelter-in-place policies have given us the opportunity and impetus to take another look at the iconic films that have shaped moviemaking the past 50 years.

PHOENIX , ARIZONA, USA, July 5, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With limited ability to go to theatres in 2020, we should take the opportunity to remember some of the films we enjoyed in the past. These "Ten Movies that Changed the Movies" are not all Oscar-Best-Picture winners; but they were all revolutionary. They were game changers that provided universal memories for all of us who saw them. These movies changed the way movies were made.

1. Jurassic Park–“Dinosaurs that run:" A dream of Stephen Spielberg led to development of techniques that made clay models and stop action obsolete. Anyone during the summer of 1993 had the same look of shock and awe as the character Alan did when he first saw the brontosaurus.
2. North by Northwest–A four-minute crop duster chase with actor Cary Grant, composer Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock at their heights, created a perfect storm and a perfect movie.
3. The Ten Commandments–Cecil B. DeMille used up to 14,000 extras and special effects that (while primitive by today’s standards and the fact that you already know the ending) created still-exciting, spiritually-inspiring scenes.
4. A Quiet Place–Who would fund a screenplay with no dialogue and a woman giving birth in a bathtub? Luckily, star/director John Krasinski and producer Michael Bay believed. This "silent" picture was actually nominated for a 2019 Oscar in Sound Editing. While this surprise hit did not win that award, it won many others, including AFI Movie of the Year.
5. Get Out–Another surprise was 2017's Get Out, the first movie by comedian Jordan Peele. Peele explored issues of race in a horror movie, in a way not seen since Night of the Living Dead. The movie inspired lively, sometimes heated, discussion groups at universities and clubs around the country. It showed how differently whites and Blacks experience life in America (e.g., exposing many white people to the dangers of “driving while Black” for the first time).
6. Psycho—Anthony Perkin's Norman Bates performance was so unforgettable; it probably inhibited his future career. This Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece changed American movie-going habits, like what ages should see what. My mother would not allow me to go see it, but my 10-year-older sister could. During this era, people used to arrive at a theater at any time, even after the movie had started, and could stay, see it through a second time if they desired. When Psycho came out, customers were advised to see it from the beginning and warned not to tell others about the twists. Hitchcock continued to create more great thrillers.
7. Star Wars–Kids knew they were in for something special as soon as the opening credits scrolled. This 1977 George Lucas film started a serial saga that would stretch over nine installments and 40 years, into the next century. It did not tackle serious cultural issues, like the Star Trek television had in the 1960's; the Star Wars movies were strictly fun, fast-paced entertainment for all ages.
8. Do The Right Thing–Spike Lee exploded into the public's consciousness with this complex urban drama. While many white people were surprised and shocked by the ending, most African-Americans moviegoers understood Mookie's character arc during the film. Though it was over 30 years ago, the film was prophetic of the current furor over the George Floyd murder.
9. Memento—Many people today might not be able to name the actor (Guy Pierce) or remember who directed it (though this is thought to be one of Jonathan Nolan's best films); but this Oscar-nominated movie proved movie storyboards did not have to be chronological. It is worth seeing this cult favorite, which was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, for the first or the 10th time.
10. The French Connection —Gene Hackman’s 1970's Jimmy Doyle was nothing like the 1950’s Joe Friday. "Popeye" was flawed, obsessed, and loved by enthusiastic movie audiences: he was the role model for the many anti-heroes that followed. The five-minute iconic car chase also became a required feature of innumerable action movies thereafter.

There are others– Honorable Mentions–that did not make my top ten For instance, though 1967's Wait until Dark was not a horror movie, director Terrance Young created one of the most shocking moments in modern movie history. The encounter between Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin would be imitated in every scream-inducing thriller since.

In the Heat of the Night gave us a different type of shock; it delivered a cultural slap heard around the world. Sidney Poitier, a proud, intelligent, and defiant detective shattered the screen stereotypes of Black males, drew cheers from Black movie goers. It would also send chills through whites in the South, where Poitier could not stay in the whites-only hotel during the shooting of scenes for the movie. Unfortunately, this movie is still relevant today.

From A Fistful of Dollars through The Unforgiven-Clint Eastwood changed the look of westerns. Gritty and violent, Eastwood's silent, no-named characters, in what were called "spaghetti westerns" in the 1960's, were very different from the clean-cut John Wayne cowboys, and were very appealing to the rebellious youth of America.

Goldfinger–Though 1962's Dr. No started it, in 1964, this was the blockbuster which made martinis, Aston Martins, a slick, sarcastic spy named James Bond and its star Sean Connery so popular. The theme song, opening credits, soulful ballads and crazy gadgets populated over 25 movies. Americans were always anxious for more. Due to COVID-19, we will have to wait until 2021 for the last Daniel Craig outing–No Time to Die.

Jaws–While Psycho temporarily changed Americans' shower habits, Spielberg scared people out of the ocean in 1975. While the sequels were not very good, Jaws helped start the trend of summer blockbusters, where the studios competed to release their biggest money-makers when schools let out.

With the proliferation of Netflix. Prime Video, Disney Plus, TCM, and numerous other sources, we have the wonderful capability to revisit these films and see how the trends we take for granted got started.

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Village Box Cafe, LLC, the ultimate dining experience

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 5, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Village Box Café Bar & Grill or "The Box," owned and operated by Village Box Cafe, LLC, is the ultimate dining experience. A full-service restaurant, bar, grill, and events venue space sure to delight.

A new way to dine and entertain, consisting of an in-house branded "bar & grill," themed events, lounges and bars, comedy, and dance nights.

The Company offer's such events as their highly anticipated "Food Bar," held nightly on the Box patio from 5-9 pm. From Taco night to Soulfood, Pasta, and Asian cuisine for $10.00 per person this hits the spot. Happy hour couldn't be any happier.

This modern, yet stylish and happening restaurant features three (3) areas of dining and entertainment space.

The main restaurant features a 200-person dining room complete with a walk-up bar and flat-screen TV's for your enjoyment. To a signature indoor performance stage for dine-in entertainment.

The second dining experience leads you to a "signature" outdoor patio known as "The Box." Private cabanas, an open-air "beer box," covered and open-air dining, and 24 flat screen TV's so you'll never miss a game or that special event. A stylish, upbeat environment awaits you at the patio Box.

The third dining experience leads you to a rooftop terrace which comes with rooftop seating, a walk-up bar, flat-screen TVs, and a signature dance floor open every Friday and Saturday nights.

While the Company is working hard to provide the ultimate dining experience their mission wouldn't be complete without your generous contributions.

Check out the Company's Kickstarter campaign over at http://kck.st/31U5DaP.

Or view their newly released commercial at https://vimeo.com/434846138.

For your generous contributions, they have assembled a worthwhile list of Perks.

From the Box to the Box Elite they have you covered.

Village Box Café Bar & Grill is owned and operated by Village Box Café, LLC, a California limited liability company. Its CEO, Oliver B. Mitchell III, has well over 30 years in corporate retail, government, and entertainment industry experience.

The Mission Statement of Village Box Café, LLC, is to provide "the ultimate dining experience" and with your contributions, they will fulfill their mission.

FYI, in the event you may not be able to contribute will you please help them spread the word and pass this campaign to a friend or place on your social media page?

Thank you for your interest in Village Box Café Bar & Grill.

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Media Inquiries: oliver@villageboxcafe.com

Village Box Café LLC the un-ordinary bar and grill.

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Village Box Cafe, LLC
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Broadway Stars, Led by Former “Hamilton” Actor Abby Jaros, Rally to Support Ukulele Kids Club With New Initiative

Broadway performer Abby Jaros in support of Ukulele Kids Club

Abby Jaros, Broadway performer and UKC Ambassador

Broadway star Abby Jaros leading Da'Niya

Video still of Abby Jaros and UKC kid Da’Niya choreographing dance moves

Performers Offer Talents to Support Hospitalized Children

I was thrilled to see that my fellow Broadway performers were eager to join in and share their talents with hospitalized kids in need. This is how the idea of #UKCBroadway was born.”

— Abby Jaros, Broadway performer

LAKELAND , FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 5, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stage and screen performers are joining together to dedicate their time and talents for the benefit of hospitalized children and the nonprofit Ukulele Kids Club, in an all-new initiative launched today. Piloted by UKC Ambassador and Broadway performer Abby Jaros, the new program, called UKC Broadway, includes actors, singers, and performers who share songs, dancing, and more in support of the UKC mission. The initiative, using the hashtag #UKCBroadway, adds a new dimension to the charitable work of the UKC, which since 2014 has supported the healthcare of nearly 10,000 children globally through music therapy and donations of ukuleles.

“Professional performers understand how transformative music can be, and almost no one needs a transformative experience more than a hospitalized child,” said UKC President Stephanie Epstein, MM, MT-BC. “We are so grateful to the Broadway community, led by Abby Jaros, for joining with us to help these children – and their families – cope with the fear, anxiety, and discomfort that can occur with short-term or long-term hospital stays.”

UKC Broadway will debut with a video capture of Ms. Jaros rehearsing a dance routine with Da’Niya, a teenager who has been in and out of the hospital for much of her life. The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/yGZFgaQNZYk

“I had always wanted to find the right way for Broadway to give back to our communities,” said Ms. Jaros, veteran of “Hamilton” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” among many other performances. “Through family connections, I knew about the UKC, developed a passion for their mission, and started brainstorming about how we could work together. So many artists play ukulele for gigs or for fun, and I was thrilled to see that my fellow performers were eager to join in and share their talents with hospitalized kids in need. This is how the idea of #UKCBroadway was born.”

UKC Broadway includes live performances given virtually by Broadway stars on UKC social channels, and will also directly connect select Broadway performers with hospitalized children. Earlier UKC Broadway virtual performances include Danny Quadrino, Broadway veteran of “Newsies,” “Bye, Bye Birdie,” and “Wicked”. The next scheduled performance will be by Joshua Turchin from Broadway’s “The Early Night Show," on July 11. Mr. Turchin is also a UKC Kid Ambassador and will share his performance skills while rallying Broadway’s kid and teen talent.

Mr. Turchin’s performance can be found on the UKC Facebook Live on July 11, 2020 at 7:30pm EDT. All UKC live performances, including UKC Broadway, and past performances are archived on the UKC Facebook Live page at https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleKidsClubInc/live_videos/

About Ukulele Kids Club, Inc.
The Ukulele Kids Club (UKC) is an international, nonprofit organization based in Plantation, Florida. The UKC was founded in 2013 by Corey and Edda Bergman as a tribute to Corey’s son Jared Bergman. Since its founding, the UKC has directly supported the health care of nearly 10,000 children through music, music therapy and donations of its signature instrument. The UKC works with more than 200 hospital-based music therapy programs in the U.S. and internationally, including Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom.The UKC is a platinum-level GuideStar participant; learn more at www.theukc.org.


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Broadway star Abby Jaros leads Di’Naya in dance moves

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