Steven R. Gerber – A digital concert showcasing the late American composer, FREE-to-view from 26 February 2021

Composer, Steven R. Gerber (photo ©Robin Holland)

Emily Davis, violin

English Symphony Orchestra have been busy recording a season of socially-distanced digital concerts during lockdown

One in a series of 'Composer Portraits' recorded by the English Symphony Orchestra and their American Conductor, Kenneth Woods

We’ve been determined that during this difficult time we focus on making a meaningful contribution to the broadening of our repertoire and to introducing new and more varied concert formats.”

— Kenneth Woods

UNITED KINGDOM, February 25, 2021 / — Music from Wyastone – Studio Concert Series
Available from 1930 GMT, Friday 26 February 2021, FREE-of-charge for four days and afterwards in the ESO Digital Archive:

Gerber arr. Daron Hagen
Sinfonietta No.1 (based on the Piano Quintet)
Gerber arr. Adrian Williams
String Sinfonia No.1 (based on String Quartet No.4)
Gerber Two Lyric Pieces – Soloist: Emily Davis (Violin)
Gerber arr. Adrian Williams
String Sinfonia No.2 (based on String Quartet No.6)
Gerber arr. Adrian Williams
Sinfonietta No.2 (based on String Quartet No.5)

English Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Woods
Guest Leader: Emily Davis

The English Symphony Orchestra’s Music from Wyastone series of virtual concerts, hailed by the critics as “one of the most innovative initiatives of the Covid era” continues on the 26th February with the first of several planned Composer Portrait concerts focusing on the work of the American composer Steven R. Gerber, who passed away in 2015. The concert features guest violin soloist Emily Davis and is conducted by Kenneth Woods, the ESO’s Artistic Director.

“The Composer Portrait series has been a key part of our aspirations for Music from Wyastone since we first began looking at the viability and usefulness of online concerts,” said Kenneth Woods. “From the start, we’ve been determined that during this difficult time we focus on making a meaningful contribution to the broadening of our repertoire and to introducing new and more varied concert formats. Steven is one of several composers who we think our audiences will come to treasure once they get to know his music, and it’s so exciting be able to present a concert like this, which really shows the breadth of his musical vision.”

Steven R. Gerber was born on September 28, 1948 in Washington, D.C. He held degrees from Haverford College and from Princeton University, where he received a 4-year fellowship. Steven’s music composition teachers include Robert Parris, J. K. Randall, Earl Kim, and Milton Babbitt. His early works were in a free atonal style, incorporating serial and non-twelve-tone languages into a distinctive and deeply personal sound world. During his years as a graduate student at Princeton and throughout the 1970's, he wrote a number of stunning compositions, such as the a cappella choral works Dylan Thomas Settings and Illuminations (Rimbaud). Beginning in the early 1980s, he abandoned twelve-tone and atonal composition, with rare exceptions, and his music became much more tonal while still retaining the expressive elements of his earlier works.

Steven's music gained international attention as a result of recorded CD releases featuring several of his major works for orchestra as well as concertos. His Symphony No. 1, Dirge and Awakening, the Viola Concerto and Triple Overture were recorded by the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra under Thomas Sanderling on the Chandos label.

The ESO were excited to give the first performances of his two Sinfoniettas for Orchestra and his two Sinfonias for String Orchestra and his Two Lyric Pieces for Violin and Strings. The Sinfoniettas and Sinfonias are compelling arrangements of Gerber’s chamber music by composers Adrian Williams and Daron Hagen, commissioned by the Steven R. Gerber Trust.

Violinist Emily Davis guest leads the programme and appears as soloist in Gerber’s evocative Two Lyric Pieces for Violin and Strings. Solo performances have taken Emily Davis to festivals and venues across the world. Recent highlights include Arvo Pärt’s "Fratres" with conductor Vasily Petrenko at the Pärnu Festival in Estonia; Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons” at the Bergen International Festival; the Cuban premiere of Vaughan Williams’s “Lark Ascending”; Szymanowski’s Concerto No.2 with the Ålesund Symphony Orchestra (Norway), and both Prokofiev’s Concerto No.1 and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra and Outcry Ensemble in London. She has broadcast live as a soloist on British (BBC), Estonian, Romanian, Cuban and Irish (RTÉ) radio stations.

Future Composer Portrait concerts will focus on the music of Adrian Williams, Emily Doolittle, James Francis Brown and Philip Sawyers.

All ESO virtual concerts are available at ESO Digital where supporters have access to the full ESO online archive.

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Melissa B. Returns With Brand New Single "DISCONNECT"

A new R&B retro wave '80s vibe

NEW YORK, NY, USA, February 25, 2021 / — Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Melissa B.  returns with a highly anticipated new song “DISCONNECT.”   The new song was written by Liana Banks and Melissa B., produced by D-Sharp Entertainment & engineered by grammy recipient Michael Ashby who was responsible for recording Cardi B.’s song “Bodak Yellow”.

“DISCONNECT” is a straight-up 80’s R&B cut with shades of funk and dance in which Melissa B. is giving you that feel-good R&B tune. This R&B tune is about disconnecting from your mobile device and giving your love the attention she deserves. This song is a combination of mechanical instruments and Melissa's beautiful, melodic voice. It’s clear why the World Songwriters Awards  recently awarded Melissa B. best R&B song and  “Future R&B Diva”

“DISCONNECT” will be available at all digital providers and all streaming providers and released thru Amada Records

About Melissa B.

Melissa B. has been garnering much attention from fans and critics alike since she independently unveiled her debut EP Exclusively in 2015 in which she was considered for a Grammy nomination. She eventually released a commercial song called “Dancing in the Rain” which shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart sitting only behind Demi Lavato and Lana Del Ray. This was only the beginning for the South Carolina-born and globally raised singer/songwriter whose powerful vocals immediately hypnotize and captivate. Melissa B. would follow with a 9 song collection Computer Love Album which continued to cement on the European charts in making Melissa B. as one to watch with another consideration by the Grammy Academy in 2017 for “Best Urban Contemporary Album”. On the heels of the new music, Melissa B. was announced as a Brand Ambassador for the SNOW APP in South Korea. Audiences are currently being treated to seeing Melissa B.’s sultry, beautiful live performances. Most recently, Melissa B. was just nominated for the Josie Music Awards with “Best Female Artist of the Year” for independent artists. She is also being considered for a nomination for “Best R&B Performance” for her song “WATERMAN”, during the Grammys® 1st ballot process.


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Famed Music Industry Producer and Artist, Tampa Boi Beatz, to Drop New Hit Single

The single, titled What’s the Move, is set to be Tampa Boi Beatz’s most anticipated hit of his career.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2021 / — One of Atlanta’s most up-and-coming music producers and artists, Tampa Boi Beatz, is pleased to announce he will be releasing his latest single on March 1st, 2021.

Tampa Boi Beatz is a music producer, CEO, and music artist who moved to Atlanta, GA when he was 19 years of age to pursue a career in the music industry. Raised by a single mother, having a father who was incarcerated, and committing criminal activities himself throughout his youth, Tampa Boi Beatz knew he was destined for other, greater things by making the decision to leave his wild tendencies behind and put his energy into doing what he loved most – making music. Today, Tampa Boi Beatz is one of the most celebrated and up-and-coming producers and music artists in the industry – all thanks to his fierce determination and hard work.

In Tampa Boi Beatz’s most recent news, the artist is announcing the upcoming launch of his latest single, What’s the Move, on March 1st, 2021. What’s the Move is deeply personal to Tampa Boi Beatz and highlights the impressive technical, musical, and production skills he has developed throughout his career. The song will be available on all streaming platforms.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the release of What’s the Move,” says Tampa Boi Beatz. “I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work with a vast array of talented and famous music artists and now it’s my time to shine. I can’t wait for the world to hear what I’ve been working on – my blood, sweat, and tears.”

Tampa Boi Beatz is no stranger to hard work. Having gained rapid attention and respect from DJs and producers in the music industry, Tampa Boi Beatz used this leverage to catapult his skills into the limelight by winning fifteen beat battles in a row after studying the art of producing. After winning one of these battles and catching the attention of Justice League, Tampa Boi Beatz was offered a prestigious internship at the world-famous Hot Beats Studio in Atlanta, where artists such as Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj have recorded. Additionally, the artist has also been part of classic studio sessions with Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, French Montana, Waka Flocka, Currensy, and Grammy-winning producer, Keyz.

Since then, Tampa Boi Beatz has built his own music empire, Fire Dept Studios, founded a professional song writing team, Write-Away, and released multiple independent and collaboration projects with CJ Green and Kissie Lee, just to name a few. To date, Tampa Boi Beatz has racked up more than one million streams as a result of these projects.

“My biggest accomplishment and life goal has been to be a creative who serves and inspires other creatives,” says Tampa Boi Beatz. “I enjoy hosing beat camps at my studio and believe that music is what feelings sound like. I look forward to helping other artists express themselves and my aim is to change the world through my music and business ventures.”

For more information about Tampa Boi Beatz or Fire Dept Studios, please visit or check out his Instagram @tampaboibeatz.

About Tampa Boi Beatz

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Tampa Boi Beatz currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he runs his production company and records his own work, Fire Dept Studios. Tampa Boi Beatz has plans to enter the filming industry producing tracks and scoring for movies and documentaries in the near future. He is also working on a new EP entitled, FREE GAME.

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Angelena Bonet Wins 'Best Inspirational Film' For Her Documentary CHANGE THE WORLD At Olympus Film Festival in Hollywood

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Australian singer-songwriter, documentary filmmaker and humanitarian has won another 'Best Inspirational Film' award for her biopic documentary in Hollywood.

To win 'Best Inspirational Film' is a moment that I will always cherish. The beautiful statuette of Artemis, the Greek Goddess, is so magical because like me she is the Patron and protector of girls!”

— Angelena Bonet

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, February 25, 2021 / — Australian singer-songwriter and documentary filmmaker, Angelena Bonet, has won ‘Best Inspirational Film’ for her documentary “Change The World” at the Olympus Film Festival in Hollywood. Bonet’s biopic short film, which she produced in its entirety, has won nearly 150 film festival awards worldwide. The inspiring film just screened in Tokyo and Seoul and is now currently screening at the New Wave Short Film Festival in Munich, Germany. She has been the recipient of many awards including the 'Humanitarian Award' at The Jane Austen International Film Festival and the ‘Human Spirit Award' at the DOCS Without Borders International Film Festival in The Bahamas.

A former Australian Supermodel, Angelena has produced this short film, a feature film trilogy, six music videos and two docu-web series thus far, which have all received numerous international film festival awards. Experiencing two personal tragedies was the catalyst that lit the fire that drives her. She describes her work as “a labor of love” and so fulfilling on a deep level. Her documentaries chronicle her life to the present day, which she has produced, directed and edited in their entirety and self funded. Her soulmate and fiancé of three days, Erick Deeby, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in August 2007. He had written and recorded instrumental pieces of music for her between 2005 and 2007. Bonet then wrote the lyrics and melody to his music after his devastating death and during her time of deepest grief. Then on May 26, 2012, she was a victim of a violent attack and was kidnapped and gang-raped but miraculously survived the attempted murder in Melbourne, Australia. Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a consequence of the heinous crime, orchestrated by someone that she knew and trusted, she is now ready to share her story. The music she co-wrote with Deeby has become the soundtrack for her films and also won numerous 'Best Original Soundtrack' awards worldwide.

As a global ambassador for women and girls, Angelena is a voice for those who cannot speak, or those struggling to heal. Angelena recently released "Change The World" on YouTube to make it available to everyone for free. She realises that many women and girls who could benefit from her voice and be inspired by her journey may be at a financial disadvantage and wanted to help them and not expect anything in return. Domestic violence has risen exponentially since the Covid-19 global pandemic began and many victims are in lockdown with their abusers. Angelena hopes to reach those women and give them hope and assure them there is light at the end of the tunnel and they are definitely not alone or forgotten. Now empowered by the crime that almost took her life, Angelena is a warrior in the fight to end violence against women. With a fierce commitment to helping victims heal and take back their life, she brings to bear a multitude of talents, wisdom and personal experience. Only from the depths of her despair and darkest days has she truly found her voice and the courage to share about her experiences and to speak out. After surviving the life-changing crime in 2012, Angelena wanted to make a difference in the world and shed light on issues humanity is yet to resolve and generally swept under the carpet. Violence against women has been a hidden disease in every culture since time immemorial and was already a silent global epidemic before our current global pandemic began.

Before the #MeToo movement had begun, Angelena chose to go public with her story and decided to create her production company, Crystal Heart Productions, in Toronto in 2014. She had the intention of interviewing women and girls all around the world and from all walks of life for an online talk show Heart Of The Matter, and thus allowing women’s voices to be heard. She then included interviews with women's rights leaders such as President Obama's Women's Equality Advisor Tina Tchen, Tony award-winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, CEO of Canadian Women's Foundation, Paulette Senior and Australian Journalist, Tracey Spicer, to name a few in her sequel Angelena: Heart Of The Matter which has won numerous film festival awards worldwide. Bonet has also served as the Australian Ambassador for World Mental Health Day, an official blogger for OXFAM, a public speaker at V Day One Billion Rising Organization events, a current member of the RAINN Organization Speaker Bureau in Washington D.C. and also raises awareness and funds through her non-profit organization, Crystal Heart Foundation. Her mission is to support charities that are in alignment with ending of violence against women and supporting survivors’ recovery from PTSD and has also created a non-profit web series "The Angelena Bonet Show". She sends a powerful message of self-love and healing through her documentary films as well as her singing, songwriting, public speaking engagements and her non-profit work. Based on her life experiences and connections with people from all walks of life, Angelena tells us “it is crystal clear to me that love and forgiveness really are the keys. They can and do conquer all”.

From Australian supermodel to multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter, actress and humanitarian her message is one of peace, love and unity…

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Platinum-Selling CLASSICAL KIDS Releases First New Album in 20 Years – "Gershwin’s Magic Key"

Gershwin’s Magic Key

The musical adventure features the Chicago Youth Orchestras introducing Gershwin’s extraordinary life and masterpieces with music played by kids, for Kids!

CHICAGO, IL, USA, February 24, 2021 / — In work Billboard lauds as “one of the most completely wondrous examples of children’s entertainment… ever,” multi-award winning and Platinum selling non-profit Classical Kids LIVE! present their newest studio recording, "Gershwin’s Magic Key" — available now!

It’s ‘extra, extra! Read all about it!’ as audiences step into the streets of 1920s New York as a newspaper boy has a chance encounter with the famous composer, George Gershwin.

From there, the musical masterpieces of one of America’s greatest composers are magically woven into a 50-minute story as the two actors explore the sights and sounds of the city — sharing anecdotes and observations based on true incidents from the composer’s extraordinary life along the way.

To be filed under history, drama, music, and fun, "Gershwin’s Magic Key" is the first-ever educationally entertaining musical story that introduces children to his life’s work, and is endorsed by the Gershwin Family Interests and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The robust production features the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and premiered with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Most famous for "Beethoven Lives Upstairs", the Toronto-created, Chicago-based non-profit Classical Kids Music Education is internationally acclaimed by parents and educators alike for their unique series introducing young listeners to Classical music through inventive storytelling.

With a dedicated mission to enrich the lives of children through an exciting and educational point of entry to the genre, the group ensures their shows are available to schools wherever they play — including up to 30 orchestras across North America, and International trips on alternating years; as of now, they’re slated to visit Malaysia and Hong Kong in 2022.

The organization also hosts workshops in the Chicago area for schools — which, as it happens, is how they managed to complete the recording of "Gershwin’s Magic Key" prior to COVID-19 restrictions pressing pause on their tour schedule.

Entertainment Weekly calls Classical Kids LIVE! “art made accessible; nobody does it better than Classical Kids!” and nowhere does this resonate more than "Gershwin’s Magic Key" and other Classical Kids LIVE! releases’ available through local public libraries for digital lending in addition to traditional sales. Incidentally, sales of "Gershwin’s Magic Key" will assist in keeping the philanthropic organization stable through the remainder of pandemic-related touring restrictions.

First formed in 1999, the Classical Kids Series is a Platinum-selling and award-winning series proven effective at creating awareness and appreciation for Classical music among new generations.

The Classical Kids Series has won an unprecedented six JUNO Awards for Best Children’s Recording, a Billboard International Achievement Award, Parent’s Choice Awards, iParenting Media Awards, American Library Association Notable Children’s Recording Award, National Parenting Publications Award, Dove Foundation Family Approved Seal, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards, and more.

Additional productions include "Beethoven Lives Upstairs", "Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage", "Tchaikovsky Discovers America", "Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery", "Hallelujah Handel", and "Christmas on Main Street".

"Gershwin’s Magic Key" is available now! Watch the making of “Gershwin’s Magic Key.”

For more information visit The Classical Kids Group.

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E! Entertainment TV Founder Alan Mruvka Announces Creation of StorageBlue’s Entertainment Division & Music Video Shoot



To Promote Its Self-Storage Brand, StorageBlue Announces Miami Shoot for “Too Much Junk”, As Mruvka Looks To Make Miami The New Entertainment Production Hub

MIAMI, FL, USA, February 24, 2021 / — Alan Mruvka’s StorageBlue announced they will be shooting the music video for its debut single “Too Much Junk” in Miami this weekend. Executive Produced by Mruvka and music industry veteran Debra Baum, the video shoot is being directed and choreographed by Miami native Cultura, who is known for her work with Maluma.

This groundbreaking marketing concept, engineered by Mruvka, is placing his background as an entrepreneur, combined with his experience running a 24/7 entertainment network, creating an innovative way of promoting a lifestyle and self-storage brand, StorageBlue, through original music and content. The project will assemble a team of 60+ talent to successfully execute Mruvka’s vision. There will also be ten student dancers from Cambio Studios, offering them the opportunity to be part of this game-changing video as well.

Alan Mruvka, most famous for founding E! Entertainment Television and has produced numerous movies and television shows, and currently operates the lifestyle-focused and award-winning self-storage brand StorageBlue, said, “I am focused on merging lifestyle and pop culture into the lifeblood of everyday brands we know and love, like StorageBlue. I have long felt that the talent in Miami matches and exceeds that of other areas of entertainment powerhouses such as New York and Los Angeles. With the creation of ‘Too Much Junk’ for StorageBlue, we are taking the first step in simultaneously executing all these missions.”

The music video, alongside the namesake track, are expected to be released late next month on all streaming platforms. The project is of note because Mruvka views this project as the launching point in building an entertainment powerhouse in Miami, Florida, where he holds residence. Mruvka’s StorageBlue will be the first brand to have ever successfully created a music video specifically engineered to promote a brand, in this case, a self-storage brand.

About StorageBlue (
StorageBlue is disrupting the forty billion dollar per year stagnant self-storage industry, with its five self-storage facilities serving the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area with locations in Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Newark, and Garfield. StorageBlue is open 365 days a year with convenient office hours. StorageBlue is the first self-storage company to offer free on-demand pickup through its mobile and digital platforms, and continues to reinvent and disrupt the customer experience.

StorageBlue was founded by E! Entertainment Founder Alan Mruvka. Mruvka’s mission is to leverage his extensive pop culture and entertainment experience into StorageBlue’s mission, culture and growth.

About Alan Mruvka and The Alan Mruvka Company (
Alan Mruvka holds over 35 years of experience in the entertainment, real estate, and self-storage industries, and is the founder and CEO of The Alan Mruvka Company. Most outstanding is his monumental success in revolutionizing a genre of entertainment and celebrity-based television with the founding of pop culture icon E! Entertainment Television. Now in its 30th year, E! Entertainment Television is an NBC/Comcast company valued at over twelve billion dollars. Mruvka has executive produced numerous television shows and movies including the USA Network's "Pacific Blue," the highest-rated one-hour drama on cable, which ran for five seasons (101 episodes), the weekly boxing series "Thunderbox" and "Confessions," Cinemax's highest-rated half-hour program that ran for eleven seasons. In addition to his television successes, Mruvka produced numerous successful independent feature films, including the winner of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and the prestigious “Closing-Night-Premier” at the Sundance Film Festival, “Digging to China," starring Kevin Bacon and Evan Rachel Wood and directed by Academy Award-winner Timothy Hutton, HBO's "Red Letters" starring Peter Coyote, Nastasia Kinski, Fairuza Balk, Ernie Hudson, and Jeremy Piven; "The Legend of Gatorface" Showtime's highest-rated family film to date; and the critically acclaimed "State and Main," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, William H. Macy, and Sara Jessica Parker, and directed by acclaimed writer David Mamet.


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New Musical Short “Can’t Have It Both Ways” from New Mexico Latina Filmmakers Address Need to Embrace Solidarity for All

"Can't Have It Both Ways" Musical Short by Jordyn Aquino

“Can’t Have It Both Ways” Musical Short by Jordyn Aquino

This powerful short musical film now on the film festival circuit celebrates the importance of diverse representation & equality in BLM, LGBTQ+, women’s rights.

With this film, I wanted to create something fun yet nuanced, energetic and heartfelt, that could open up essential dialogues about difficult conversations about inequality.”


SANTA FE, NM, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2021 / — Actor, creative director, writer, producer, Jordyn Aurora Aquino (Desert Bloom Productions), and filmmaker, producer, Jenn Garcia (Arabela Films) have released the trailer for their short musical film, “Can’t Have it Both Ways” inspired by current social issues and a need to bring awareness to being “seen” as an equal, and the importance of taking a stand for the good of all. The film was produced under strict Covid-safe conditions, from the concept to the final cut, taking less than 7 weeks.

Inspired by the social unrest by groups of marginalized Americans, Jordyn Aurora Aquino began writing “Can’t Have it Both Ways,” with a vision of sharing an anthem to help break down walls of hate and bigotry with an inspirational song. Composer, Robin Ward-Holloway (Up and Down Theatre Company, MacGyver Musical), was brought in to produce the music and assist with lyrics, while Morningstar Angeline (Morningstar Media, Sundance Indigenous Lab Fellow) joined to direct the film. The film also stars Jordyn Aurora Aquino (The Surrogate, Army of the Dead, Silk Road) and Stafford Douglas ("Better Call Saul," "Longmire," "The Night Shift.”).

In the short film, Aquino’s character, a Latina woman, finds herself in an uncomfortable position on a date with a white male, played by Douglas. Things are going well until a statement made by ‘Douglas’ triggers a red flag as ‘Aquino’ realizes that their socio-political differences may be too far apart to move forward with their relationship, and she stops the conversation to address these divides ‘in song.’ Aquino belts out, “You Can’t Have It Both Ways,” an inspiring pop anthem, addressing concerns for marginalized individuals by bringing attention to one’s ability to pick and choose which groups are discriminated against while claiming to be a “nice guy.”

Jordyn shared “As a woman of color, I have had so many uncomfortable conversations about race, discrimination, and the blindspots of those privileged enough to bypass said issues entirely. With this film, I wanted to create something fun yet nuanced, energetic and heartfelt, that could open up essential dialogues about difficult conversations about inequality. I hope this short film will inspire the audience to listen with compassion and educate themselves, by truly recognizing marginalized voices, and embracing diversity — especially, in the wake of such a polarizing and divisive administration.” She further added, “The cast, crew, and talented team behind this film is incredibly diverse and passionate. We collectively represent the message of this film, and it’s very powerful. Words cannot express how grateful I am for those who made this possible. It truly took a village, a very talented and committed village.”

About “Can’t Have it Both Ways”
This musical short was produced by Latina and Filipina filmmakers, Jenn Garcia and Jordyn Aurora Aquino. Garcia’s notable credits include her award-winning and Academy Award qualifying short film ‘Pozole.’ While Aquino, an actress, writer, and producer, can be seen on Netflix’s Daybreak, Better Call Saul and starring on Lifetime’s recent release, ‘The Secret Life of a Celebrity Surrogate.’ The film was directed by queer indigenous filmmaker and 2018 Sundance Lab Fellow Morningstar Angeline, shot by Latino cinematographer, Luis Gutierrez, and choreographed by indigenous dancer and choreographer Natalie Benally. The film is currently being submitted to film festivals as an important anthem and call to all to break down the walls of bigotry and hate, and come together in a celebration of diversity and solidarity. #BothWaysMusical

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Moondo Music LLC is please to welcome RICARDO SILVEIRA, the famed Brazilian guitarist and one of most sought-after session musicians in the country.

GLENDALE, CA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 / — Moondo Music LLC is please to welcome RICARDO SILVEIRA, the famed Brazilian guitarist and one of most sought-after session musicians in the country. Silveira has worked with some of the biggest names in Brazilian jazz, including collaborations with Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, and Gilberto Gil, among many others. His recordings, which have been popular with fans of Brazilian jazz for over 30 years, have been widely distributed on major U.S. labels, including Polygram, Verve Forecast, and Adventure Music.

Fusing original, melodic compositions with sophisticated guitar arrangement, SOLO (street date 4.16.21), his newest project, captures Silveira’s refined touch in a memorable, intimate setting. The album features Silveira’s own compositions re-imagined for solo guitar, as well as notable performances of standards by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Alf, and Rodgers and Hart.

Critically acclaimed Guitarist and producer JUAN CARLOS QUINTERO has relaunched his boutique World Music label, MOONDO MUSIC LLC. Quintero began the label, originally as MOONDO RECORDS, in 2000 as a distribution and licensing platform for top World Music & Jazz artists Son De Madera, Sambaguru, Huayucaltia, Kleber Jorge, Sahnas, Marcos Ariel, Otmaro Ruiz, and Luis Villegas. With its roster of A-list artists, attractive packaging, and savvy marketing, the label was supported by major retailers across the country.

It has always been Quintero’s vision to provide a nurturing, supportive environment for artists to collaborate, record and present new music. In 2019, he formed a distribution partnership with A-Train Entertainment and rebranded his label as Moondo Music to reflect the new digital distribution model. He began by reissuing several of his own out-of-print recordings as well as two recordings by Brazilian pianist Marcos Ariel.

Going forward, Moondo Music will be reissuing more albums from Quintero’s catalog including, Caminando (street date 3.19.21) and “Este Ritmo,” a new album by DIEGO BALIARDO, co-founder of the Grammy-winning band The Gipsy Kings (street date 3.19.21).

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Independent Record Label Underground Sun Debuts Virtual Variety Show

Exclusive Artist Interviews, Performances, Music Videos and More

OJAI, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 23, 2021 / — Underground Sun invites members of the press and the general public to get their live music fix with Underground Sun’s Virtual Variety Show. The Show has rebranded to take on a faster pace, engaging long-time fans and curious newcomers alike!

This month’s episode features:
Immerse yourself in the travel show vibe of this episode’s location: beautiful, mystical Joshua Tree
New artist spotlight with Underground Sun’s Dammien Alexander
Reveal of a new, top-secret Underground Sun musician’s upcoming project
Fresh segment featuring another record label we love in hopes of spreading the love and expanding the record label community

Featured guests are available for pre-event interviews.

Sunday, February 28th
5 – 5:30 PM PST

Designed to keep music lovers engaged and connected during such bleak times for musical performance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Underground Sun Virtual Variety Show” is here to fill the void.

RSVP to receive updates and win prize packs from this episode’s guests.

Underground Sun is an artist-friendly independent record label and lifestyle brand based in Ojai, California that produces timeless, soulful music with a signature sound. Founded by producer/ multiinstrumentalist David Franz and backed by a savvy music-loving team, we develop artists, make killer records, and produce music videos that have generated hundreds of millions of views worldwide. Underground Sun helps artists bring their visions to life and celebrate the creative spirit that connects all of us.

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Todd Michael Band Releases "Up For Getting Down" To Country Radio

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GOODLETTSVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 / — MC1 Nashville is excited to release the debut release, "Up For Getting Down" from the Todd Michael Band to Country Stations.

Established in late 2017, the Todd Michael Band is a band of high caliber and All-Star Country Musicians. The band was formed as a vision of Todd Michael, a singer/songwriter from Michigan, to be a regional powerhouse and to spread their passion and joy of music to all who attend their shows.

The Todd Michael band consists of Todd Michael on Lead Vocals. The Country front man from of the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, has been nominated for Country Male Vocalist of the Year by Review Magazine in 2016 – 2020. Todd found a love for music very early on and has been singing since he can remember. On Acoustic Guitar/Bass/Vocals is Pete Johnson. He brings an exciting edge to the Todd Michael band by creating intriguing Acoustic Guitar parts, instinctive harmonies and delivering high energy performances. He plays bass, guitar, piano, and even the ukulele. On Drums and Vocals is Cody Crawford. Cody got his first drum set at the age of 6 and since that day has been playing non-stop. He just moved back to Michigan after living in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he played with one of the areas top country cover acts and looks forward to meeting when touring resumes. Mike Chisnall is on Guitar/Banjo/Bass. Mike is originally from London, England. As well as bringing his love of Country Music and years of touring experience to the Todd Michael Band, Mike is bringing his expertise directly from LA where he has spent the last two years performing, recording and writing music for an incredibly diverse range of West Coast clients. Rounding out the band are Austin Brechtelsbauer who is head of security,
Drew Hausbeck and Jayson Dauer with security and Bryce Halk with Production.

Over the last few years, the Todd Michael Band have been fortunate enough to have played with some of the best musicians and performers, providing direct support for National Artists such as Trent Harmon, Thompson Square, Brothers Osborne, Joe Nichols, Kentucky Head Hunters, Jason Michael Carroll, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trace Adkins, David Allan Coe, Colt Ford, Granger Smith, Lee Brice, Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Frankie Ballard, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, Eli Young Band, David Lee Murphy, Josh Gracin, Sara Evans, Wynonna, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Scotty McCreery, Jon Langston, and many more.
The Todd Michael Band has become more than just a band, it's a way of life for these talented and professional musicians. "We play music we love to perform live. It's just what we do.”

The debut release, “Up For Getting Down” from the Todd Michael Band can be found on Play MPE. Please visit for more information.

Over the last few years, the Todd Michael Band have been fortunate enough to have played with some of the best musicians and performers, providing direct support for National Artists such as Trent Harmon, Thompson Square, Brothers Osborne, Joe Nichols, Kentucky Head Hunters, Jason Michael Carroll, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trace Adkins, David Allan Coe, Colt Ford, Granger Smith, Lee Brice, Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Frankie Ballard, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, Eli Young Band, David Lee Murphy, Josh Gracin, Sara Evans, Wynonna, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Scotty McCreery, Jon Langston, and many more.
The Todd Michael Band has become more than just a band, it's a way of life for these talented and professional musicians. "We play music we love to perform live. It's just what we do.”

The debut release, “Up For Getting Down” from the Todd Michael Band can be found on Play MPE. Please visit for more information.

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