FAFF 2020 Celebrates Global Creativity

Diverse films mark the 7th Annual FAFF

Diverse films mark the 7th Annual FAFF

92 Films from 27 Countries – Opens June 8-14 on Vimeo

Films about art and creativity are a labor of love. The film and art worlds have always intertwined. It will amaze audiences with intelligent, eloquent, passionate, and incredibly engaging films.” ”

— Juri Koll

VENICE, CA, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an incredibly challenging time in the history of our world, and while most of the worlds museums and galleries are closed, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) is proud to announced the 7th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF), to be held June 8-14, 2020. FAFF – the world’s largest art film festival – will present 92 films from 27 countries online using the Vimeo platform.

FAFF will feature profiles of renowned artists including Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, or assemblage artists Jesse Lott and Lonnie Holley and most importantly, artists forgotten and newly discovered. Whether it's Myriah Marquez, adapting to life in a van in Venice Beach, the last elderly worshipper at a 1,000 year old mosque in Saudi Arabia, or a DJ named Mekon who fled Nigeria to Lybia, and then fled to Malta to survive, these films tells stories of comedy, tragedy, famous and infamous art, music, dance, and performance world figures will be presented in this not-to-be-missed seven-day online event. Live Q&A’s with filmmakers and artists will begin soon and be broadcast during the festival.

Ticketing information is available on the ViCA website. Eight curated series of films (running an average of 6 hours each) are being offered at $10 per series. A festival pass for all films will be available for just $20.

The festival is dedicated to presenting the finest new films about art in the western capital of the art world – and now globally – to highlight the world art community. The films — narratives, documentaries, experimental, and hybrid genres — tell stories about how art is made, how artists survive, how they think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill, and our best hope for mankind.

“Considering the world situation, the fact that we received so many more submissions this year, and are able to select so many more films is very gratifying,” says Juri Koll, Founder and Director of ViCA, which produces the festival as part of its ongoing exhibition programs. Koll adds, “We’ve had to pivot quickly to get this online with permission from all the filmmakers. We are very proud to be screening many great and never-before-seen films from fine filmmakers from around the world – and half of them are women. We didn't set out to achieve this, it's just a wonderful new reality these past 2 Festivals. Films about art and creativity are a labor of love, and the film and art worlds have always intertwined. It's easily forgotten how much blood, sweat, and tears go into the work we do. We expect this festival will amaze audiences with intelligent, cutting edge, eloquent, passionate, and incredibly engaging films.” 

The FAFF 2020 Awards Ceremony will be presented online on Saturday, June 13. at 8pm PT.

The Official Selections of the VR section of FAFF 2020 will be announced shortly. The VR 360 films will go online on Vimeo June 22, with awards being announced on June 27.

All Official Selections of FAFF past and present will be offered a distribution deal through the ViCAFilms/Big Pieces Company partnership.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with FAFF, ViCA Films and the filmmakers to help share their films worldwide," said Jim Quan, Head of Sales and Marketing, The Big Pieces Company. "Over the course of its seven-year run, FAFF has done a fantastic job of assembling a wonderful collection of creative art films, all compelling works of art in their own right."

The first Q&A with filmmakers will be held June 4 at 11am. Details here.

Sponsors past and present include Blick Art Materials, Beyond Baroque, 4 Brothers Wine Co., Flake, the Estonian American Business Alliance, and many others.

About ViCA
The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) is an arts organization devoted to identifying, protecting and sustaining the unique stories, history and culture of one of the most important centers of American independent artistic expression. Through its exhibitions, events, research facilities, and education curriculum, ViCA celebrates the world of art internationally, and most importantly the art and culture of Venice Beach/Southern California. Our founding in 2011 marks an ongoing commitment to our community – to present the art world from the perspective of it's artists, writers, curators, collectors, and the art viewing public.

Website: https://www.veniceica.org/fineartsfilmfestival








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TID Presents Black Music Month Schedule

NY's premiere Minority-owned Experiential Marketing Team TID announces Summer Quarantine LineUp of Black Music Month Panels focusing on Black Culture in America

NEW YORK, NY, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Lana Walker


Black Music Month Virtual Conversation Series
Brings Music Executives, Agencies, Journalists & Artists Together For Frank Discussions About The State of Black Music

Free Virtual Series Produced by TID AGENCY Kicks Off Tuesday, June 9

New York, NY – New York-based TID Agency is launching a series recognizing the purpose and meaning of Black Music Month in June. TID is bringing together veteran and current music executives, marketing and ad agencies, journalists and artists to frankly discuss the cultural significance and state of black music from different perspectives. Confirmed participants in the series include: Dyana Williams (Radio & TV personality, activist), David Linton (President, Living Legends Foundation), Naima Cochrane (Vibe, cultural thought leader), Xavier Jernigan (Spotify) Juliette Jones (Atlantic Records), Kelly Jackson (Sway In The Morning), Chuck Creekmur (allhiphop.com), Anthony Hamilton (Platinum-selling artist), Azim Rashid (Columbia Records), Tracy Anderson (Burrell Agency), James McMillan (Art@War Entertainment), Chris Atlas (Warner Records) and more.

The series kicks off on Tuesday, June 9 at 4PM EST, and continues every Tuesday in June thereafter at the same time. Registration is free and open to all: www.thisisdope.net.

“The overall objective of the series is to provide a platform to examine the state of black music- how it compares to the past and present,” says TID Agency founder Wendy Washington. “We want to bring a range of perspectives together – from major and independent labels, brands, artists to journalists and thought leaders – to freely discuss aspects of Black music as well as the culture and economy around it.”
The first conversation in the series, “Is Black Music Month Still Relevant,” will be led by Dyana Williams, known as the “Godmother of Black Music Month” because of her role as one of the chief architects of Black Music Month. In 1979, Ms. Williams along with Kenny Gamble and Cleveland radio DJ Ed Wright founded and successfully lobbied for June to be designated as Black Music Month. The purpose of Black Music Month is to appreciate the contributions of Black musicians, singers, composers, and songwriters. It also celebrates how music rooted in African traditions has transformed throughout the decades in genres including gospel, blues, jazz, swing, rhythm and blues, and hip-hop.
TID partner and brand strategist Jason Wiley says, “We wanted to celebrate Black Music Month by reflecting on its purpose and having enriching conversations with people behind the scenes. Our intention is to create a space for learning and connecting.”

The Black Music Month Conversations Series schedule is as follows every Tuesday in June at 4PM EST:

June 9 Is Black Music Month Still Relevant? – Moderated by Dyana Williams

June 16 Streaming, Radio & Video:
How Black Music is Marketed, Promoted and Consumed – Moderated by Naima Cochrane

June 23 Black Fathers in Entertainment & Marketing Share Perspectives & Experiences –
Moderated by Chuck Creekmur

June 30 Brands & R&B/Hip-Hop Music: The Economy of Black Culture– Moderated by Laura Mignott

Follow TID Agency for more details about panelists and moderators participating in the series.


About TID Agency:
The TID Agency is a one-of-a-kind full-service marketing, experiential and PR firm with a wide range of clients. TID has a suite of services and programs that connect clients with their target consumers. The TID team creates and executes customized PR, marketing, advertising, and influencer campaigns.

The agency’s experiential division produces dynamic virtual and IRL events, activations and pop-ups. That division includes TID’s College Marketing, Mall Tours and HBCU College Ambassador Programs. TID owns a fleet of trucks that can be fabricated and dispatched for brands to employ for innovative on-the-ground experiential campaigns. TID has developed a robust direct to consumer CRM database to utilize on behalf of clients.

The TID team delivers quantifiable results and is able to scale client needs across a variety of traditional, experiential and media touchpoints.

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Lindsay Guion Has Increased Financial Aid for His Scholarship Campaign Honoring Legendary Blues Vocalist Bessie Smith

Widely known as the Empress of Blues, Bessie Smith is regarded as one of the most influential singers of the 1920s and 1930s.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of GUION PARTNERS INC., Lindsay Guion, would like to announce an increase in financial aid for his scholarship campaign to reflect the amounts of $1,000, $1,500, and $2,500 US.

To apply, students must still be currently enrolled in a post secondary institution in the United States or Canada. Applicants are also required to complete an online registration form and submit a 500-word essay on the subject voice as an expressive musical instrument.

Lindsay is proud to honor Bessie Smith as he recognizes her astounding influence on the American music scene. In the hopes of celebrating her life and achievements, Lindsay encourages applicants to draw from their own experiences with music when forming their essay response. He looks forward to helping students reach their academic goals.

As a reminder, individuals must show proof of enrollment when submitting their online application form. For more information on the Bessie Smith Scholarship and to apply now, please visit the official site here.

About Lindsay Guion

Lindsay Guion is a prominent New York City producer and Chairman and CEO of GUION PARTNERS INC., a multi-tiered media management, and consultancy firm. Having worked with many high profile clients, Lindsay's extensive industry experience has allowed him to foster a wide range of professional connections. Lindsay utilizes both his talents and his resources to help upcoming artists enter the music scene.
For more information on Lindsay Guion and his current projects please visit his official website.

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InterHarmony Opens First Ever Online Music Conservatory

InterHarmony International School of Music

InterHarmony Opens First Ever Online Music Conservatory

InterHarmony will open the first ever online music conservatory offering an exciting journey of learning classical music from virtual to actual!

If you’re young, it doesn’t mean you’re not advanced. If you’ve never played, it doesn’t mean you cannot play. If you’re a beginner, it doesn’t mean you cannot become a star.”

— Misha Quint, Cellist and Music Director of InterHarmony School of Music

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The time has arrived for InterHarmony to open the first ever online music conservatory offering students an exciting journey of learning classical music from virtual to actual!

Students can submit applications online at musicschool.interharmony.com until June 23 for the Fall Semester that starts in September. More information can be found at musicschool.interharmony.com, calling 561.288.0046, or emailing musicschool@interharmony.com.

At this almost surreal time, when “sounds of music” are fading in the air of uncertainties, the appearance of InterHarmony International School of Music brings hope to many people who want to learn music and have a strong will no matter what to reach their goals.

IIMS is created by cellist and founder of InterHarmony International Music Festival Misha Quint. This vibrant program allows students of all ages and levels to receive the most balanced and intensive musical education virtually with the renowned InterHarmony faculty. The faculty of IISM is an impressive exhibition of the utmost respected professors teaching in leading universities, soloists, and chamber musicians from around the globe.

Students from any city or country will have this rare opportunity to study with a desirable teacher worldwide virtually through video conferencing in private lessons and group classes, offering students global exposure to instruction not always available in their local area.

This program, much better priced than tuitions of leading US music schools, includes only the necessary subjects to become a skilled, superb performer with healthy technical development. IISM also offers classes of solfege, theory and music history, carefully sorted by levels of knowledge and student ages with smaller class-sizes to increase learning comprehension.

Students and parents will be relieved from spending countless hours in traffic and then a half day at school in a program providing comparable if not better musical instruction for students.

But where does the “actual” part come in? If participants of IISM wish to apply, they will be automatically accepted into InterHarmony’s stellar summer festivals in Italy and Germany, receiving a tuition discount. There they will be able to meet faculty in person, participate in numerous masterclasses and make the virtual experience truly actual. Participants of IISM will also receive a discounted application fee if they wish to be part of the upcoming InterHarmony Competition with a prizewinner’s concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

The study of music is a high artistic pursuit, whether participants envision their studies leading to a future musical career, a hobby, or to become a future audience member. Even if they do not want to become a seasoned professional performer, everyone deserves the experience of studying music seriously and intensively.

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Support Our Beloved ESO WON African American Bookstore Imapcted by COVID 19 Buy Black with BHERC “Operation Love” June 6

Support ESO WON Bookstore with BHERC Operation Love June 6, 2020

Support ESO WON Bookstore with BHERC Operation Love June 6, 2020



BHERC rallies support for ESO WON Bookstore critical to our community, to education, to promoting & keeping black literature alive, accessible in Los Angeles.

We are asking individuals and organizations to join us in supporting ESO WON bookstore on June 6. The impact would be immeasurable, and then emulated throughout the community with other businesses.”

— Sandra Evers-Manly, President BHERC

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Los Angeles, CA) The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) “Operation Love” announced today a call to stimulate community support of African American businesses in South Los Angeles by asking the community to come out in force to support ESO WON Bookstore for an “Operation Love” shopping day Saturday, June, 6, 2020 from 1pm to 3:00:pm. As Los Angeles turn its focus toward economic recovery, this effort to spotlight Black Businesses and their need for support from their community consumers is essential and critical to the revival of the South Los Angeles.

According to The Washington Post, less than 40% of African American business owners in the U.S. are still operating, the furthest decline of any race. Overall active business owners have dropped 22% since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. The Pandemic has severely impacted all business however, just as the virus has physically disproportionately impacted African Americans, so has the impact on business. Resources that have not reached minority businesses to the type of businesses owned have played a part in the problem. Some organizations and celebrities have stepped in to try to provide grants and loan programs, however, this problem will be long lasting and will take the efforts of everyone to make the African American business community economically stable.

ESO WON Bookstore is a rare gem of a store that still offers the buyer a personal shopping experience, a diverse selection of books from all genres, personal recommendations from the store owners, music, book signings and lectures, custom orders, online shopping and is a place where, “everybody knows your name.” ESO WON has been a solid, vital business member of the community for more than 28 years. BHERC is encouraging consumers to choose to shop at ESO WON that Sunday instead of the big online giants. June represents a great month for Los Angeles consumers to shop ESO WON for the many offerings of books, music and gifts for Graduation, June Music Month, Juneteenth Celebration, Father’s Day Gifts or to pick up something for someone who is sheltering in place. Make at least one purchase, take a picture, and post it on the BHERC face book and/or #BHERCSupportsBlackBiz and tell us about your purchase or experience.

“We are asking individuals and organizations to join us in supporting ESO WON bookstore. I believe if everyone in the community made a purchase on June 6, the impact would be immeasurable,” stated Sandra Evers-Manly, President BHERC. “Then that example could be emulated throughout the community with other businesses.”

BHERC “Operation Love” Day at ESO WON is Sunday, June 6, 2020 from 10am to 1:00pm at 4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, Phone: (323) 290-1048 website: www: esowonbookstore.com, email: esowonbooks@yahoo.com. Shoppers may also choose to browse online, place their orders online and select pick up in store. Regular store hours are Monday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Everyone is encouraged share this message with their friends and networks and to visit during the BHERC “Operation Love” hours to show strength and solidarity and meet the team. Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

For more information about BHERC and its programs log on to www.bherc.org or email bherc@bherc.org or call 310.284.3170 or 213.400.3489. #BHERCOperationLove #BHERCStrongerTogether

About the BHERC – Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Black images in film and television. Through film festivals, award ceremonies, book signings, script readings, contests, scholarships, other programs, and special events, BHERC recognizes the contributions of Black men and women in front of and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

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HIP Video Promo presents: NOLA Resistance releases "The Resistance Will Not Be Televised" music video on Music-News.com

NOLA Resistance

NOLA Resistance – The Resistance Will Not Be Televised

The video is far more than a cover or a simple reinterpretation than the classic Gil Scott-Heron "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "The Resistance Will Not Be Televised" on Music-News.com

Gil Scott-Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is almost half a century old. The poem, which is one of most famous pieces of resistance literature in the English language, feels as fresh today as it did in 1971. Scott-Heron's verses continue to inspire all those who believe in the purity of political expression and a kind of social justice that can't be co-opted by mainstream consumer culture. It resonates for people like the musicians of the NOLA Resistance. These artists, activists, and true believers have been fighting for freedom for years. They've earned the right to update Gil Scott-Heron's words because they're absolutely dedicated to their spirit.

That's why "The Resistance Will Not Be Televised" is far more than a cover or a simple reinterpretation. It's an acknowledgment that we're beset by many of the same demons we faced in the early 50's and an appraisal of the scope of the challenge we face. In many ways, our adversaries have become more sophisticated, and the lure of those who'd commercialize rebellion has grown harder to resist. "The Resistance Will Not Be Televised" feels like a shot of pure oxygen: some needed clarity in a confusing time, fighting words, a rallying cry. The NOLA Resistance names the right names, and shakes an accusatory finger, and lets the listener know where she won't find comrades (mass media, corporate-controlled social networks) and where she will (the streets).

About NOLA Resistance

The band's self-titled, debut release is produced by New Orleans-based, MMD Music Group, in partnership with the Working Californians Research Fund, and is now available to download or stream. The NOLA Resistance knows plenty about camaraderie and creativity. For decades, the members of the group have been deeply involved in the Blues, jazz, R&B, and soul scenes in New Orleans. They've worked with musical royalty: Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Deacon John, The Meters, Tony! Toni! Toné, to name a few. They've applied everything they've learned about funk to "The Resistance Will Not Be Televised," matching an incendiary recitation by Gralen B. Banks to a powerful groove and raising the stakes with a rapped coda from Kevin "Unscripted" Joseph. The beats are designed to get the floor shaking –but the musicians always make sure they communicate. Given the emphasis on the words and the message, "The Resistance Will Not Be Televised" practically demands a lyric video, and we've obliged with a clip that fits the song and the poem to images of marchers in massive numbers. Every bold-lettered word is an exhortation for change, and every frame in the clip is a prayer for equality and justice for all.

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Rock and roll icon Ronnie Spector sings The Ronette’s classic hit Be My Baby in the ROCK, POP & DOO WOP DVD set from Treasury Collection.

The Jive Five perform their 1961 hit “My True Story” on the Rock, Pop & Doo Wop DVD Collection from www.treasurycollection.com

Jay Black, original singer from Jay & The Americans, sings “Cara Mia” in Treasury Collection’s all-star concert DVD set ROCK, POP & DOO WOP.


To create and make available a video archive of the best oldies ever made for our parents and grandparents – this is the soundtrack to their lives.”

— TJ Lubinsky

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Pittsburgh, PA, June 2, 2020) treasurycollection.com announced today the site is now taking pre-orders for Rock, Pop & Doo Wop, the first comprehensive DVD collection of upbeat tunes, emotional ballads and hard-to-find stage performances from the legends of the early rock, pop and doo wop eras in American music history.

Rock, Pop & Doo Wop, which includes over 150 songs on 7 DVDs curated by executive producer and director TJ Lubinsky, is culled from two decades of producing, recording and presenting classic hits and oldies on his historic television reunion concerts. The goal, says Lubinsky, is “To create and make available a video archive of the best oldies ever made for our parents and grandparents – this is the soundtrack to their lives, available for the first-time ever at an affordable price.” Online pre-orders for the set at treasurycollection.com offer introductory reduced pricing of $39.98 including shipping and handling. As a bonus, pre-order customers will receive both an additional documentary special, “Doo Wop Discoveries” hosted by John “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na fame, and two live performance CDs of the songs.

Doo Wop and Pop music icon Johnny Maestro said about these DVD concerts, “The audience on these shows comes to remember and that’s what we do—we get out on stage and there’s an emotional connection and that’s just the greatest thing in the world.” In a rare interview, Earl Lewis of The Channels reflected, “We’re singing about love, the guys used to go to the community centers or the street corners and used to sing instead of fight – and it was really love that brought people together”.

A video preview is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cw2-Rr1P-c&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2_n3XSMm3LJyqsjWi31fO3OrzzSXRu0y4TMGzOaKOS8n4JKPshsFh8e7E

Treasury Collection is dedicated to the preservation of the greatest music across generations. For over twenty years, Treasury Collection has been recovering, restoring and archiving thousands of songs and video clips to provide the highest quality collections of CDs and DVDs available. From Doo Wop to Disco, ’50s Pop to Folk Rock and ’70s Soul to Rock & Roll, Treasury Collection strives to provide audiences of all ages with the music that tells the story of their lives through their personal memories and those that create common bonds among us.

DVD Highlights:
16 Candles – Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge
A Sunday Kind Of Love- The Harptones
A Thousand Miles Away – The Heartbeats
A Thousand Stars – Cathy Jean & The Innocents
Ain't Too Proud To Beg- The Temptations
Angel Baby – Rosie & The Originals
Baby I Need Your Lovin' – Four Tops
Barbara Anne – The Regents
Be My Baby – Ronnie Spector
Blue Moon – The Marcels
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Can't Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Cara Mia – Jay Black
Chapel Of Love -The Dixie Cups
Charlie Brown – The Coasters
Come Go With Me – The Del-Vikings
Come Softly To Me – The Fleetwoods
Could This Be Magic – The Dubs
Crying In The Chapel- The Orioles
Da Doo Ron Ron – Lala Brooks
Daddy's Home – The Limelites
Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Duke Of Earl – Gene Chandler
Earth Angel – The Penguins
For Your Love – Ed Townsend
For Your Precious Love – Jerry Butler & The Impressions
Gloria – The Cadillacs
Goin' Out Of My Head- Little Anthony & The Imperials
Going To A Go-Go – The Miracles
Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
Goodnight, Sweetheart Goodnight – The Spaniels
The Great Pretender – The Platters
He's So Fine – The Chiffons
Heart & Soul – The Cleftones
Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
Hey Paula – Paul & Paula
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me – Mel Carter
Hurt So Bad – Little Anthony & The Imperials
I Believe – Larry Chance & The Earls
I'm Your Puppet – Bobby Purify
In The Still Of The Night – Fred Parris & The Satins
Let It Be Me – Jerry Butler & Betty Everett
Life Is But A Dream – The Harptones
Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp
Maybe – The Chantels
My True Story- The Jive Five
Oh What A Night- The Dells
Once In A While – The Chimes
One Summer Night – The Danleers
Our Day Will Come – Ruby & The Romantics
Over The Rainbow – The Demensions
Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee
Please Love Me Forever – Cathy Jean & The Roomates
Please Mr. Postman – Gladys Horton's Marvelettes
Poetry In Motion – Johnny Tillotson
Rama Lama Ding Dong – The Edsels
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rhythm Of The Rain – The Cascades
Romeo & Juliet – The Reflections
Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford
Sh-Boom – The Chords
Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop – Little Anthony & The Imperials
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Ten Commandments of Love – Harvey & The Moonglows
That's My Desire – Earl Lewis & The Channels
The Angels Listened In – Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
The Twist – Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – The Casinos
There's A Moon Out Tonight – The Capris
Tossin' And Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
Twist And Shout – The Isley Brothers
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Up On The Roof – The Drifters
Venus In Blue Jeans – Jimmy Clanton
Venus – Frankie Avalon
Where The Boys Are – Connie Francis
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Jerry Lee Lewis
Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Shirley Alston Reeves
Worst That Could Happen – Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge
Yakety Yak – The Coasters
Yes I'm Ready – Barbara Mason
You Belong To Me – The Duprees
You Don't Own Me -Lesley Gore
You've Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers
Zoom – The Cadillacs

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ROCK, POP & DOO WOP DVD COLLECTION with Legends of the 1950s and 1960s in concert plus bonus CDs

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Radiation Records Releases Gravity, 11th Studio Album from NYC-Based Paul Mark & The Van Dorens

Gravity - Paul Mark's Latest Studio Album

GRAVITY – Paul Mark & The Van Dorens

Paul Mark - New Orleans Style Piano

Paul Mark – New Orleans Style Piano

Multi-Instrumentalist Paul Mark

Earmarked to hit the street June 5, Gravity proves Mark's belief that it's all about the song, by merging pop stylings with his wit to paint a society gone mad.

Soundtracks just waiting for film…[Gravity] will bring nothing less than Oscar-worthy characters and scenarios to your ignited imagination… Utterly original… Gravity is a musical tent revival…”

— – Greg Victor, Parcbench.live

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — "Have you heard? Gravity is failing". The opening line from the title track of Paul Mark and The Van Dorens newest release Gravity immediately draws you into a clanking carnival of pop Americana spiked with Mark's trademark lyricism. With one eye on the boundaries of traditional songwriting and the other eye on society in disarray, Gravity is Mark's 11th studio album.

Released on New York City-based indie Radiation Records, Gravity completes a triumvirate of albums that have carried Mark's songwriting and production methods beyond the sounds of his blues and roots rock past. The new 12-track collection builds on the stylistic growth of his previous two celebrated albums on Radiation, Stowaways, and Smartest Man in the Room. Merging a vast knowledge of American roots music with a subversive literary cunning, Paul Mark has synthesized a unique music space built around his own urbane vision.

Over several decades Mark has written and recorded hundreds of original songs that in craft and effect resemble quirky, polished cinematic vignettes. Themes of rebellion and aspiration, politics and small life, defiance, and humor, his songs are most often tight, subjective narratives carved out of everyday circumstances, ruminations that subtly reveal human folly. Over time he's established a distinct and diverse musical catalog matched by only the most persistent and relentlessly creative artists.

Gravity was recorded and mixed primarily at Mark's studio in New York City. In the past, he’s collaborated extensively with Grammy-winning Memphis producer/engineer Jeff Powell on multiple projects. Mark has also done projects with Grammy-winning producers Jim Gaines, Terry Manning, and the late John Hampton. He has tracked records at numerous world-class studios, including Ardent (Memphis), Compass Point (The Bahamas), The Music Shed (New Orleans), and Dockside (Maurice, Louisiana).

He describes his musical family the Van Dorens as a revolving-door collective of talented and dedicated musicians and sound engineers. For years the Van Dorens have contributed to Mark's overall sound with performance and production chops. Several Gravity tracks were pre-released by Radiation Records, including the holiday original December at the P.O. and the download single Con Man VIP, a blistering take on a particular White House occupant that seethes with cultural contempt.

Among the CD’s sonic foundations is Mark's love of New Orleans piano, displayed most vividly in the sweet I Spin when you Grin and the Dr. John-meets-the-Kinks tribute Waiting Round for You. Tipping his hand on other influences, Mark also reimagines the Yardbirds' chestnut Heart Full of Soul as a Spaghetti Western soundtrack, complete with fuzzed-out single-coil guitar tone rippling through a reverb smokescreen.

Multi-instrumentalist Paul Mark applies a unique brand of songwriting and arrangements to the world roiling outside your window. Experiencing Gravity just might change the musical vision from that window. For more information on Paul Mark visit www.PaulMark.com.

Gravity tracklisting
01. Gravity Is Failing
02. Forever
03. I Spin When You Grin
04. The Next Fight
05. Coronation
06. Con Man VIP
07. Friend Gone Astray
08. You Can Take It With You
09. OTB
10. Heart Full Of Soul
11. Waiting Round For You
12. December At The P.O.

All words/music by P.Mark.
©2020 Last Warning Music/Radiation Records Inc.
All Songs BMI.
Except Heart Full of Soul (Graham Gouldman) ©Schubert Music Pub.

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MAAT Completes Trilogy With New LP EQ

thEQred Linear Phase PEQ from MAAT

Company announces release of exclusive signature linear phase digital EQ plug–in

What I love about thEQred is being able to combine this utterly transparent equalizer with my (outboard) hardware. It simply doesn't screw anything up while adding whatever EQ tweaks I can imagine.”

— Robert “Bob” Olhsson

SANTA CRUZ, CA, US, June 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — MAAT Incorporated, a manufacturer of exceptional performance professional audio solutions, today announced the release of thEQred, a cross platform plug–in for equalization and enhancement of digital audio. The new product bookends the release of MAAT’s first member of their thEQ family, thEQorange.

Building on the foundation of Algorithmix’s much heralded Linear Phase PEQ Red, the new “Red” transforms that reference quality into a contemporary, cross–platform product. thEQred digital audio equalizer fulfills the promise of extraordinary smoothness through frequency–based equalization. As with other members of MAAT’s thEQ family, its complex 80 bit floating point internal architecture, sophisticated signal windowing, and applied calculation precision all contribute to uncompromising quality and exacting fidelity.

Several features of thEQred attest to MAAT’s philosophy of maximum workflow efficiency, such as MAAT’s exclusive Contribution Control™. New to the product family is VariSlope™ technology, proprietary to thEQred. With VariSlope, shelving and cut filters offer continuous adjustment of slope from near zero to 24 dB/octave. Unlike other equalizers that let you define or draw the “curve,” VariSlope offers unique versatility while preserving the sound quality MAAT’s EQs are known for. The combination of linear phase and VariSlope affords very smooth, controlled spectral changes without any phase shift or group delay.

Nobody understands the significance of this newly rearchitected software and VariSlope more than legendary audio engineer Robert “Bob” Olhsson. For him, the ability to recall projects was an important reason to “…bid goodbye to the (legacy) Algorithmix plug-ins.” Olhsson mused that he was not alone in “…wishing for new compatible versions of these extraordinary plugins. What I love about thEQred is being able to combine this utterly transparent equalizer with my (outboard) hardware. It simply doesn't screw anything up while adding whatever EQ tweaks I can imagine. Also, the continuous-slope shelving is pretty amazing, especially with very natural sounding acoustic recordings.”

The plug–in is delivered in all modern formats, including cross–platform AAX, VST 2 and VST 3 as well as AU for macOS. Sample rates up to 384 kHz are supported for post–production of true HRA workflows. Perpetual and annual subscription licenses for thEQred are available now, exclusively from MAAT. An annual thEQlp subscription includes both of MAAT’s linear phase equalizers, thEQred and thEQorange. Images and additional information, including user manuals and videos, are accessible anytime at MAAT dot Digital on the web.

About MAAT Inc.
MAAT Incorporated, a manufacturer of professional audio solutions, is built on the belief that higher accuracy, exceptional fidelity, enhanced workflows and less visual fatigue are hallmarks of better quality. MAAT is derived from “Mastering Academy Audio Tools,” reflecting the deep connection and practical wisdom derived from years of real world experience. MAAT’s reliance on hard science and in–depth research balanced by extensive listening redefines audio tools for professionals worldwide.

©2020 MAAT Incorporated. The MAAT logo, thEQorange and thEQred are trademarks of MAAT Incorporated. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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International Music Star Jekalyn Carr is all set to impact radio airwaves by releasing two new singles on June 5th

Prolific Gospel Award winning artist announces the release date of her two new highly anticipated new singles called “Changing Your Story” and “Power of Love”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, U.S.A,, June 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Music Powerhouse Jekalyn Carr is an American artist, songwriter, author,
and motivational speaker. She is also 4x Grammy nominated singer, She has won the Dove Award. Carr
is a seven-time Billboard #1 chart- topper, two-time Billboard Music Award-nominee, and multiple
Stellar Award winner. Jekalyn Carr will release two singles digitally from her forthcoming album,
Changing Your Story.

Her last album stayed at # 1 on the Billboard Gospel radio charts for 6 weeks.

Carr has also appeared in Greenleaf on the Oprah Winfrey Network and in the film Never Heard. Carr
has also been honored by Ebony magazine as one of the world's most powerful people.
Her first national single was released in 2012, with the release of "Greater Is Coming", by Lunjeal Music Group.
This was her first studio album, "Greater Is Coming", released on May 21, 2013, and this stayed
at No. 3 on the Billboard Gospel Albums.

Carr won the Stellar Award at the age of 16. She released her famous album, "Gonna Happen",
on October 7, 2014. This was followed by her live albums, "The Life Project" and "One Nation
Under God", both of which were honored at # 1 on the Billboard Gospel chart Albums. All of her
albums have been released on the independent label Lunjeal Music Group.

‘Power of Love’ and ‘Changing Your Story’ by Jekalyn Carr will be available on all major streaming
platforms as a Double Release on the 5th of June 2020!

‘Power of Love’ sits in at around a smooth 79bpm. A twenty-six second introduction that consists of a
steady percussion, an elaborate string section and even some additional brass, invites Jekalyn’s vocal
line at the 0:27 mark. A powerful, yet emotive vocal color is utilized by Jekalyn, showcasing her vocal
talent whilst avoiding detraction from the message and flow of the instrumentation. The systematic
support of a gospel choir throughout the single (check out 2:25-2:50) enhances the emotion and
strength of the overall sound.

“‘Power of Love’ declares the power of walking in love and togetherness. It reminds us that we can talk,
walk, and live in love and unity.”

‘Changing Your Story’ commences with a ten second instrumental introduction that utilizes a powerful
electric guitar, combined with a strong string section that adds to the foundational fullness provided by
the drums and bass. Jekalyn instigates her vocal contribution with a spoken word declaration that leads
into her powerful vocals at the twenty-five second mark. The energy behind this epic anthem continues
to increase throughout the track. A momentary break allows Jekalyn to address the crowd, making this
single feel like you are in the heart of her live performance.

“‘Changing Your Story’ is about overcoming the issues and struggles that have plagued a person’s life.
This statement is for all to understand that you can defeat what has been defeating you. GOD has
equipped you and empowered you to have victory in ANY situation.”

Fans of both Jekalyn Carr, as well as inspirational/gospel music lovers, will definitely want to hear this
double release. Make sure that you follow Jekalyn Carr on all of her social media to keep up to date with
her upcoming releases and performances!

Jekalyn Carr is an American singer/songwriter, it’s hard to pin her down as being just an artist. The Grammy Award nominee and GMA Dove Award-winning independent recording artist has not only topped the Billboard chart with eight number one’s to date, she is also a prolific speaker, author, actress and entrepreneur.
Jekalyn Carr’s Official YouTube channel has over three-hundred and twenty thousand subscribers, with her total views sitting at approximately ninety-seven and a half million. It’s difficult to deny Jekalyn’s ever increasing success.

Some of her most successful tracks on Spotify include the likes of ‘You’re Bigger’ which achieved over four million streams as well as ‘Greater is Coming’ and ‘It’s Gonna Happen’, both with over two and a half million streams. Said to be “the next Cece Winans”, Jekalyn is influenced by the likes of the great American Gospel singer Shirley Caesar.

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