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LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Due to overwhelming requests, Lee Ritenour has extended the deadline to enter the 6 String Theory Global Music Competition to May 10th. This extension applies to both The Inaugural Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin Rhythm Section Competition and 3rd Annual Yamaha 6 String Theory Guitar Competition.
The Rhythm Section Competition will award three winners, one winner each for their respective instrument of piano, bass and drums, the opportunity to record a track with Ritenour on his forthcoming album RHYTHM SESSIONS , scheduled for an autumn release on Concord Records. Winners will join the likes of special guest artists on the album, including: Oscar and Grammy Award winning musician/composer/producer Dave Grusin, (head of the advisory board of the Rhythm Section Competition), George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Zamajobe, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, and more.
Announced earlier this year, the Rhythm Section Competition marks an expansion of the Yamaha 6 String Theory Guitar Competition, which is in partnership with Yamaha, Berklee College of Music, Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation and the National Guitar Workshop. Ritenour founded the competition three years ago, in conjunction with the release of his hit all-star recording SIX STRING THEORY . The album culminated in being named “Best Album of the Year” by Guitar International, Publisher’s Album of the Year by Jazziz Magazine and Ritenour receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guitar Player. Guitar winners to date are Canada’s Shon Boublil (2010), who made his recording debut on the 6 String Theory album and Ireland’s David Murray (2011), both representing the global reach of the competition, which has garnered applicants from over 45 countries.
Guitar Entries are accepted in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic, Classical/Flamenco or Country. Rhythm Section Entries in the genres of Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Blues or Contemporary.
Prizes for the Guitar Competition include a Berklee College of Music Scholarship, a weeklong stay at the four-star Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT for a party of two ($8,000 value), a potential Concord Records recording contract, 36 National Guitar Workshop scholarships, 6 Crown of the Continent Scholarships, Cash, Yamaha Guitars & endorsements as well as prizes from Monster, D’Addario Strings, and others. There is a special cash prize of $2,500 awarded to the Classical Guitar Finalist (courtesy of sponsor James Stroud), as well as $500 cash prize to each of the 6 Guitar Finalists.
Rhythm Section prizes, in addition to recording with Lee on his new album, include Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments, an opportunity to perform at the esteemed Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival in Montana Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2012. Prizes from Monster and more. The total value of 4 prize packages is over $600,000.
For further information, to register and for complete contest rules, regulations and prizes visit www.sixstringtheory.com
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25th Anniversary of Paul Simon’s Graceland Celebrated with Theatrical Screenings and Primetime Television Special of “Under African Skies” Documentary; Release of 25th Anniversary Editions: CD/DVD, Box Set, Vinyl and Blu-ray Disc
“Under African Skies,” New Documentary About Graceland From Two-Time Emmy, Peabody Award Winner And Oscar Nominated Filmmaker Joe Berlinger, A Premiere Television Event on A&E Following Limited Theatrical Run
Graceland 25th Anniversary Editions on Legacy Recordings To Be Released June 5th
NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The 25th anniversary of Graceland, Paul Simon’s groundbreaking album that continues to influence and inspire generations, will be commemorated with musical and film celebrations stretching into the summer. Following its Sundance Film Festival premiere, the Joe Berlinger-directed documentary “Under African Skies,” chronicling the creation and lasting influence of Graceland, will have its US television premiere on A & E this spring. The documentary has been garnering critical acclaim on the film festival circuit with screenings at SXSW 2012, where it received an Audience Award, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival. The film is slated for variety of screenings this spring and summer including showings at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival and the RiverRun Film Festival. In May, “Under African Skies” will screen at the Seattle International Film Festival and Sundance UK as well as other festivals worldwide. The film will enjoy a limited theatrical engagement in New York and Los Angeles, beginning May 11th (check local listings for screening times).
To help commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the indelible musical legacy of Graceland, Legacy Recordings will be offering several 25th Anniversary versions of Paul Simon’s Graceland on June 5th:
Special Graceland 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Box Set – a 2 CD/2 DVD set which including the remastered original album, the “Under African Skies” documentary film extended interviews, the original 1987 “African Concert” from Zimbabwe, three original music videos and the iconic “Saturday Night Live” performance of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.” The box set also features the audio narrative “The Story of ‘Graceland’” as told by Paul Simon, replicas of an original Graceland poster and a handwritten lyrics pad, plus a deluxe 80-page book featuring new and archival photos and interviews with Paul Simon. The box set also includes a special short audio documentary of Simon discussing the making of the record.
The official Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD – an exclusive two disc set featuring the remastered original album with five bonus tracks and audio documentary, and “Under African Skies” film with bonus features, three original music videos and “Saturday Night Live” performance of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.”
“Under African Skies” Blu-ray Disc – the feature documentary in state-of-the-art 5.1 sound with bonus extended interviews.
Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl – This audiophile edition is remastered on 180-gram 12″ vinyl and includes an art-quality collectible Graceland poster and a download card with the full album plus three bonus tracks. It will be available beginning Saturday, April 21 at independent retailers worldwide participating in Record Store Day.
An ultra-deluxe Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set package – The ultimate Graceland set includes the boxed set, the 180-gram 12″ vinyl and a signed and numbered autographed commemorative poster–will be available direct-to-consumers during a limited time exclusive offer on the official Paul Simon website (www.paulsimon.com).
About “Under African Skies”
The story of the making of Graceland, and the controversy created when Paul Simon went to South Africa to record with local artists, is told in “Under African Skies,” the new full-length documentary from two-time Emmy, Peabody Award winner and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger (“Brother’s Keeper,” “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,” the West Memphis Three/”Paradise Lost” trilogy) and [email protected] and A&E IndieFilms.
Featuring interviews with key anti-apartheid activists of the time and such musical legends as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel, “Under African Skies” travels with Paul Simon back to South Africa, 25 years after his first visit, and recounts the making of the record, surveying from the vantage of history the turbulence and controversy surrounding the album’s genesis. His artistic decision to collaborate with African musicians created a new world musical fusion, combining American and African musical idioms while igniting an intense political crossfire, with Paul Simon accused of breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.
The universal appeal of the music of Graceland proved more powerful and enduring than the political hotbed attending its creation. In 1986, the album sold 14 million copies worldwide, received universal praise from critics around the globe. Simon and the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on “Saturday Night Live” in what turned out to be a landmark moment in SNL history.
Graceland won “Album of the Year” at the Grammy Awards in 1987. Then, in an unprecedented carryover, the album garnered the Grammy for “Song of the Year” with its title track in 1988. The album generated three hit singles–including “You Can Call Me Al” and its iconic video with Chevy Chase–and kept Paul Simon and the Graceland tour on the road for five years. It continues to be a major force and a source of inspiration and joy for musicians and fans alike.
For additional information about the 25th anniversary of Graceland, related programming and products, please visit www.graceland25.com.
About A&E IndieFilms
A&E IndieFilms is the feature documentary production arm of A&E Network. A&E IndieFilms is committed to developing the work of outstanding independent filmmakers and helping them reach the broadest possible audience. A&E IndieFilmscommissions, acquires and provides finishing funds for feature documentaries intended for co-branded theatrical release. Films include the 2006 and 2007 Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Feature, Murderball and Jesus Camp; Nanette Burstein’s American Teen, which received the Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival; Amir Bar-Lev’s My Kid Could Paint That; R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue; Amir Bar-Lev’s 2011 PGA Award nominee The Tillman Story and Alex Gibney’s 2011 PGA Award and DGA Award nominee Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
@radical.media is a global transmedia company that creates some of the world’s most innovative content across all forms of media. The company develops, produces and distributes television, feature films, commercials, music programming, live events, smartphone & tablet applications, digital content and design. The company has produced a number of award-winning feature projects, including the Academy Award®-winning documentary The Fog of War; the Grammy Award-winning Concert for George; the Independent Spirit Award-winning Metallica: Some Kind of Monster; the pilot episode of the Emmy® and Golden Globe winning series Mad Men; the Emmy-winning 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America for the History Channel; six seasons of the critically acclaimed series Iconoclasts for the Sundance Channel; the premiere seasons of Oprah Presents Master Class and Visionaries for OWN; and recently, the HBO documentary, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory. Additionally, the company has garnered numerous accolades for digital initiatives such as The Johnny Cash Project, Arcade Fire’s The Wilderness Downtown, the Sting 25 Years App and the Gagosian Gallery’s iPad App. In addition to its Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Grammy® wins, @radical.media has earned two Palme d’Or Awards at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. The company has won numerous Emmys®, Webbys®, D&AD Pencils, One Show Pencils, MTV VMA Awards, Clios, Art Directors Club medals, the prestigious Smithsonian National Design Award for Communications Media and just about every accolade and trophy associated with the advertising and marketing industries, in both traditional and new media. @radical.media is a FremantleMedia Company. FremantleMedia’s global production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time television programmes and its brand extension arm FremantleMedia Enterprises offers a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment globally. www.radicalmedia.com
About Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy’s original mission was to preserve and reissue recordings from the extensive catalogs of Columbia Records (including ARC, Brunswick, OKeh and Vocalion), Epic Records (including Philadelphia International Records) and associated CBS labels. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (now Sony Music Entertainment) in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for the preservation and ongoing availability of recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including American, Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others.
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Legendary Composer Marvin Hamlisch to Be Honored by Encompass New Opera Theatre November 20, 2011 at the National Arts Club, NYC
Encompass New Opera Theatre, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director, will present A Musical Salute gala, honoring the legendary Broadway, television and film composer Marvin Hamlisch in his hometown of New York City
NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Encompass New Opera Theatre, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director, will present A Musical Salute gala, honoring the legendary Broadway, television and film composer Marvin Hamlisch on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 6:00pm at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, in New York City. Songs from the Hamlisch songbook will be performed by stars of Broadway, television and film, including Lucie Arnaz, Klea Blackhurst, Craig Carnelia, Brian d’Arcy James,Kevin Earley, Lesley Gore, Emma Hunton, Capathia Jenkins, and Karen Ziemba. Sheldon Harnick andDonald Pippin will provide recollections of Marvin’s work.
Marvin Hamlisch has won every major award in musical theatre, film and recording: Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, a Tony and Golden Globes. He composed the music for Broadway’s They’re Playing Our Song,SeeSaw, Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl and his smash hit A Chorus Line, which received the Pulitzer Prize. He won two Oscars for The Way We Were and a third for The Sting (his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music). Hamlisch is currently the principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh, Milwaukee,Dallas, Pasadena, Seattle and San Diego Symphony Orchestras.
All tickets for the gala are $350 and include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, champagne and dessert. On this evening, Encompass will present a beautiful tribute booklet to Mr. Hamlisch in which attendees and non-attendees can include a personal greeting for Mr. Hamlisch. More information about the gala honoring Mr. Hamlisch or about Encompass can be found on the website:www.encompassopera.org
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On November 10, 2011, “The Duke” returns to the big screen in the presence of the Wayne family and celebrity guest stars. The award presentation on stage will be followed by the screening of the original True Grit, the film that won him his Oscar.
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 06, 2011
Jules Verne Festival creators Jean-Christophe Jeauffre and Frederic Dieudonne (http://www.julesverne.org) proudly announce the official tribute to John Wayne, welcoming to the stage the Wayne family, the cast of True Grit, the film that won him his Oscar, and special celebrity guests, among them actress and costar Kim Darby, a.k.a. Mattie Ross in True Grit and harmonica player Tommy Morgan (Rio Bravo, The Cowboys, Dances with Wolves, and more).
Sons Patrick Wayne and Ethan Wayne will accept the Jules Verne ‘Legendaire’ Award to the late John Wayne on his behalf.
This heartfelt celebration will commemorate the movie icon with a Red Carpet event, a Jules Verne Award Presentation and a special screening of Henry Hathaway’s timeless True Grit.
The John Wayne tribute event‘s profits will go to the Jules Verne Nature & Education program, benefitting the children of Los Angeles. The Jules Verne Awards were created 19 years ago to celebrate Legendary Movies and Stars. Previous celebrations have included The Wild Bunch, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Some Like it Hot, and prior hosted honorees include James Cameron, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Tony Curtis, Roy E. Disney.
John Wayne (1907-1979) was an American actor, director and producer, regarded as a Classic American Legend; he played the lead in 142 of his film appearances (1926-1976) and is best known for his roles in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, The Alamo, True Grit and The Shootist. He is the only actor that appears every year on Harris Poll’s list of America’s Top 10 favorite actors since 1994.
True Grit (1969) Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Directed by Henry Hathaway.
When: Thursday, November 10 at 7:00pm
Where: Arclight Hollywood, Cinerama Dome, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
General Admission: $25, VIP Seating: $45
Info and tickets available at http://www.julesverne.org
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