Over 30 New York City Street Musicians To Raise Funds By Recording

first_imgMusic blog, limited edition book, record and scholarship The Noise Beneath The Apple (TNBTA) has announced the launch of a RocketHub campaign to raise funds for their new recording project, celebrating New York City’s street music culture.TNBTA has gathered over 30 of New York City’s best buskers to record Billy Joel’s hit song, “New York State of Mind,” at Grand Street Recording in Brooklyn, New York on May 14th.The recording will be arranged by Best Revenge Records recording artist Keaton Simons, and co-produced with TNBTA’s Editor-In-Chief, Heather Jacks. The track will feature the sounds of Penn Station, Times Square and the L Train — unique vocalists, an accordion, cello, harmonica, banjos, musical saw, and even a washboard. “Think Michael Jackson ‘s ’We Are The World’ meets New York City street musicians,” says Jacks.Proceeds from the RocketHub campaign will cover the multiple-use licensing of the song, the entire recording process including studio rental and staffing, the editing, mixing and mastering of the track, and the production of the finished product, to be determined. After all costs are covered, additional proceeds will go towards TNBTA’s scholarship at Brooklyn College for an arts/journalism student. RocketHub supporters can choose from an array of awards including MP3 downloads, time in the studio on the day of recording, and dinner with the directors in NYC amongst others.The “New York State of Mind” recording project is just one of many successful offshoots to The Noise Beneath The Apple’s initial endeavor, which is a limited edition, hardcover, art-style book celebrating the busking culture and street music scene of New York City. The book is over 200 pages long and includes photos, interviews, and commentary from notable artists such as Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, as well as an audio component on vinyl. It is the vision of music journalist Heather Jacks . A book release party is currently scheduled for May 16, 2013 at Martin Lawrence Galleries in NYC.“While working on this book, we thought it would be cool to bring all of these street performers together under one roof,” says Jacks. “We wanted to create something truly genuine, authentic and unique, to capture a piece of the busking culture in a way that would be far bigger than any one of us individually.”To learn more about TNBTA’s “New York State of Mind” recording project and/or to support the RocketHub campaign, please visit: Let’s Record New York State of Mind.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Celebrity Experience Auctions Help The Red Cross

first_imgMusic fans interested in sitting in a VIP suite with Ryan Seacrest at Wango Tango, or getting a signed bass guitar from Motley Crue now have the chance to access these experiences with IfOnly.com!You only have until April 26th to make a bid and support The American Red Cross.Experiences also include the chance to meet or attend sold-out performances with A-list luminaries across the sports, comedy and dance worlds offered exclusively via IfOnly.com.Links to the above experiences are here with more details:· See Shakira, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Christina Aguilera, and More at Wango Tango- Enjoy this amazing concert in Carson in a VIP suite with Ryan Seacrest, five of your friends and a gang of celebrities. Access the auction here.· Tickets to Motley Crue’s Farewell Performance- Attend this coveted performance in Irvine and experience one of Motley Crue’s final concerts and get signed bass guitar. Access the auction here.· Private Piano & Voice Lessons with A Great Big World. – Join the band known for their hit single “Say Something” and enjoy a private piano and voice lesson in LA with your closest friend. You will get one hour with the band in LA plus a digital piano to take home. Access the auction here.There are many more experiences with your favorite stars – including Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain, Chelsea Handler, Lionel Richie and many more – up for auction. Click here to see more.last_img read more

Anne Hathaway To Host LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party

first_imgThe LA Art Show & the Los Angeles Fine Art Show are pleased to welcome Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman as the 2016 Hosts of the Opening Night Premiere Party benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.The event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the heart of downtown. A VIP Patron Reception will begin at 7 p.m., with the public opening beginning at 8 p.m.“We are thankful to Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman for their continued support of our lifesaving work and for hosting this special event,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “St. Jude has made great progress in the fight against pediatric cancer, but it’s a fight that wages on. This annual fundraiser helps St. Jude continue to advance its mission of finding cures and for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to support from events like the LA Art Show & The Los Angeles Fine Art Show, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.“We are thrilled to have St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital return as our benefiting organization,” enthused Kim Martindale, general manager and producer of the LA Art Show. “St. Jude is the leading researcher in pediatric cancer. They freely share their research protocol worldwide, and as a result, more lifesaving treatments are available for children.”The Opening Night Premiere Party will feature exclusive performance art pieces, special installations and a live musical performance.More than 7,000 guests attended the 20th Anniversary LA Art Show in 2015, which was hosted by 5-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo. The evening welcomed several distinguished guests including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Melanie Griffith, Nixx Sixx, Seth Green, Olivia Holt, Yara Shahidi, Dania Ramirez, Josh Bowman, James Franco, Joanna Cassidy, AFI’s Davey Havok, U.A.E. Consul General Alsabusi, Eli Broad, Councilman Tom LaBonge, and Lubov Azria, among others.In recent years, the LA Art Show has become the most internationally diverse art platform in the Western world, bringing in the largest groupings of Korean, Chinese and Japanese galleries outside of Asia. Beginning in 2010, the Show has actively developed its international gallery offerings to provide collectors with a unique opportunity, to spot international trends and zeitgeist through art, a medium that has the ability to transcend language.The Los Angeles Fine Art Show, a new art fair dedicated to historic & contemporary traditional works will launch in conjunction with the LA Art Show on Jan. 27-31. With a focus on historic and traditional contemporary works, the Los Angeles Fine Art Show provides a dedicated experience for collectors of traditional works, from paintings, to sculpture and works on paper.The LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Fine Art Show take place from Jan. 27-31 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall 1201 South Figueroa Street, 90015. The shows open on Wednesday, Jan. 27 with a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Benefit tickets are: $250 for Patron Level; $200 for Vanguard Level and $125 for Friend Level. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.laartshow.com. General admission to the LA Art Show is $20. Media inquiries please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi at agnes@agkmedia.com or call 323-937-5488.last_img read more