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Bella Gaia LIVE May 10th at The Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara

Bella Gaia.
“A remarkable work of art, with the potential to open people’s hearts and minds to the bigger picture of living here together on this planet.”
(Soul Connect Now)
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Created in conjunction with NASA, BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented, immersive audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time lapse nature photography, and cultural heritage footage with stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world.
Created in conjunction with NASA, BELLA GAIA is an immersive, multimedia exploration of the relationship between human civilization and our ecosystem with a “message of oneness amidst a deeply moving and shimmering soundscape that combines sacred dance with gorgeous sets and stunning imagery” (Blog Talk Radio).
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The Granada Theater
Santa Barbara, CA
Sat., May 10th 8 p.m.

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“BELLA GAIA transported me back into orbit, to feel the beauty and power of the Earth.”
  (John Grunsfeld, Astronaut)
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Experience  BELLA GAIA right now!  Watch the video below:

Having performed over 200 shows in 10 countries at venues like the Guggenheim Museum, the UNESCO Headquarters, and the U.S. State Department as part of Barack Obama’s Cairo Initiative, the award winning BELLA GAIA is gearing up for an international tour this spring and summer.

 

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Music Legends Jazz It Up In NYC For A Cause On April 26

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JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA presents the 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Part, Cirque du Jazz”  at the Hudson Studios in New York City.

Sponsoring the event is Parmigiani Fleurier and will be featuring iconic jazz legends The Heath Brothers, Randy Weston, Billy Harper, Kahil El’Zabar, Hamiet Bluiett and more; blues aristocracy Sweet Georgia Brown, Ray Shinnery and Blind Boy Paxton; imported tango gems Pablo Ziegler and Julio Botti; piano phenoms ELEW, Isfar Sarabski and Matthew Whitaker; Russian folk rebels from New Orleans Debauche; vintage swing’s coolest bands Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks and The Baby Soda Jazz Band; flamenco dancers from Seville.

There will be other serious jaw-dropping surprises to come beginning with special appearance by Richard Marz and Dianne Reeves starting at the VIP reception.

A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented during the evening to Bruce Lundvall for a career spanning half a century which included signing a wide array of artists, including Willie NelsonHerbie HancockDexter GordonJames TaylorStan GetzWynton MarsalisDianne ReevesRichard MarxNatalie ColeCassandra WilsonAnita Baker andNorah Jones. He headed the following labels: Blue Note Records (jazz), Angel Records (classical), and Manhattan Records (adult pop).

Lundvall began his music career in marketing at Columbia Records where he remained for 21 years, becoming President of the domestic division of CBS Records in 1976. In the course of his tenure, he built Columbia’s jazz roster into the largest of any major label.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014

WHERE | Hudson Studios
601 West 26th Street, 13th Floor
7:00PM – Midnight

 The Cause: For 24 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elderjazz and blues musicians in crisis. We now assist in nearly 6,000 cases a year, including hundreds of musicians and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York region as well as those still recovering from Katrina in New Orleans.

Our Programs Include: Preventing homelessness and evictions by paying rents and mortgages, creating dignified work through our Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools program, providing free medical care and operations through our partners at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and keeping the heat turned on and food on the table through our Musicians’ Emergency Fund.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
Standard ticket: $300
VIP ticket (includes admission to VIP reception): $400       
Available here: http://jazzfoundation.org/loft2014
 
GALA SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
($10,000/$25,000)
Visit http://jazzfoundation.org/loftsponsorship

 

DJ Equal…On a Dime

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Saturday night was an extravaganza of food, art and dance stops.  Gia On the Move accidentally ran into DJ Equal spinning at the Dime on Fairfax Avenue.  Totally chill, sexy, and totally tight, everyone at the bar was in the groove.  On his way to the final day of Coachella this past Sunday, he’ll be back in New York City April 24th.

He and his girl gave us a CD (oh yes — they did — and we LOVE IT!!!)  Check out the tracks from Vibe Called Fraîche. Find DJ Equal on Twitter: @DJEqual.  Check out the Facebook page.

Last Minute Easter Fix

Napolitano style food stop Market City Caffe in Burbank, CA is offering a LIVE String Quartet, Tableside Bloody Mary’s and tons of activities for kids along with a special Easter Brunch menu.  So if cooking doesn’t sound like your thing this year and you’d really like to do something different, reservations are still open. Market City Easter Brunch

Farewell Charlotte Sometimes – R.I.P.

Charlotte Sometimes at Room 5

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move   Photo Credit: Eric John

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“Are you looking for Room 5? [big smile]  It’s upstairs. Yeah, just go upstairs!”

I had walked in with my photographer staring around the room like a deer in the headlights until a voice from the front dining table of the first floor restaurant took charge pointing me in the right direction.  Raven hair, black eyes, stunning and personality heavy…who else could it be…of course it was Charlotte!

What an opener!

Friday, April 11, 2014 was the official release party for Charlotte Sometimes’ new EP “By Request”.  It was also her farewell performance.  At the top of the show she made the shocking announcement that this was to be her “funeral”.  After tonight indie pop, alternative rocker, Charlotte Sometimes would be no more.

No she’s not leaving the business.  But after a long career off and on as Charlotte Sometimes, Jessica Charlotte Poland, has decided to hang up her fame as an NBC, The Voice contestant and move on to a different future. It’s a whole new sound in development.

Beginning the set with How I Could Just Kill a Man and ending with It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To, she utterly captivated and excited the audience throughout with new releases like Paint the Sky and a super cool sing-along of Foster The People’s “Pumped up Kicks”. ( which, I will geekily admit was kinda fun; honestly, I never actually knew the words to that song until Charlotte made us sing them. lol)

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks

you better run better run

faster than my bullet

As the 2nd floor packed in, she wittily addressed a standing-room-only crowd while furiously wrestling with the mic and her acoustic guitar, “It’s ok were just sound checking you can talk amongst yourselves.”

Very funny…

Actually she is pretty hilarious. In a lighter tone she is spunky, adorable and quick-witted with a biting sense of humor.  Her best side however is her fiercely confident, sexy, tough-girl intensity always with a hint of longing in her voice.  She’s just Charlotte doing her Charlotte thing even though she likes to call herself a sassy bitch.  And take that anyway you like!  Because however you say it, the girl can sing!

Her voice is so much weightier and with more structure than on her recordings.  Strong in every way she challenges, invites, devours, folds you into her music. “By Request” strips down arrangements noted in her former EP “Circus Head” and focuses distinctly on Charlotte’s vocal stylings which are edgy and voluptuous.  The material is cutting-edge showcasing her unique talent.

Favorite cover of the evening – “Creep” by Radio Head – “I’m a creep…” I think she really meant it, but who couldn’t love her just the same!

We think she’s SPECIAL!

Check out and purchase more of Charlotte Sometimes music on:

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Forever 21′s Coachella Party in the Sky

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Forever 21 celebrated the first weekend of Coachella with an epic “Party in the Sky”on Saturday, April 12 featuring  secret guest DJ’s Gorgon City and What So Not,
as well as recording artist Azealia Banks who performed unreleased tracks off of
“Broke With Expensive Taste.”
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The event included two complimentary gifts for attendees to enjoy, the premiere of Forever 21′s Summer 2014 fashion film and for added “lift,”
a 20ft VIP party pod suspended above the main event
to create the ultimate desert party experience.
The event hashtag was cleverly dubbed “#Cranechella” 

Guests were encouraged to leave a donation for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation - 100% of donations went to the Foundation.

Official Forever 21″Party in the Sky” Playlist:

http://blog.forever21.com/music-festival-playlist/

(Photo Credits: Forever 21)

Late Guest at the Party

Late Guest at the Party 

Check out NYC based Italian electro-rock group, LATE GUEST AT THE PARTY  and their BRAND NEW single “Gravel”.

Their first critically acclaimed debut LP garnered rave reviews from Radio BBC One and Rolling Stone Magazine. Since then, they’ve been joined by lead vocalist and notable producer, Caleb Shreve (formerly Chuck Body), who’s worked with many influential artists, including: Phantogram, Yoko Ono, Wu-Tang Clan, Peter Bjorn & John, Tegan and Sara, Santigold and many more.

Combining elements from different genres since they started out in 2002, eclectic Italian group Late Guest at the Party have always been able to cross several geographical and musical borders with their unique sound made of well-read electro lashes, engaging beats and catchy anthems, all permeated by a peculiar r’n’r DNA and 90′s brit-pop / rave hints.

“Italy’s Late Guest at the Party creates the musical backdrop and catchy melodies that any good pop band should have, but they’ve also got the bite of a rock band.”   Pigeons and Planes

“Late Guest at the Party are high on the heels to becoming the next big thing.”— Filter Magazine

Find them on Twitter: @lgatp

@lgatp

 

The Voice 2014 Tour Kicks Off on June 21st

img_the_voice_logo_v2Fans of the hit NBC show, “The Voice”, can finally see their favorite contestants live as the season’s talented top Finalists and favorite past stars hit the road on a huge summer tour. Talpa Media and AEG Live announced today the 31-show concert tour launches June 21st in San Antonio, TX and stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, ON before wrapping in Redmond, WA on August 2.

Tickets go on sale April 17 at 10:00 AM local

Purchase tickets at either:  www.thevoice.com/tour and www.aeglive.com.

Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ, Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist, and runner up, Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse and family man, Will Champlin. Dia Frampton, a Team Blake favorite, from Season One will be hitting the road too, along with this season’s Winner, Runner Up, and 3rd place. Another fan favorite is guaranteed to tour and will be determined in the month of May by America via social media.

The Voice Tour Featured Guests 2014

Fans can experience the finalists performing favorite moments from their seasons again live on tour. THE VOICE Season 6 Finale will air on NBC on May 20th, but this season’s fan-favorites and past stars will continue on with the 2014 Tour.

CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ will join NBC’s The Voice as the official title sponsor of The Voice Live Tour.  CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ will bring the message of resilience across the U.S., and provide fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes access and content from the road. The multiplatform partnership will bring to life America’s inner and outer resilience, while engaging with the show’s thousands of fans in real-time.

21-Jun

San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

22-Jun

Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

23-Jun

Houston, TX Bayou Music Center

25-Jun

Tampa, FL David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

26-Jun

Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts

27-Jun

Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

29-Jun

Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

30-Jun

Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium

2-Jul

Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre

3-Jul

Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium

5-Jul

Atlantic City, NJ The Mark Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal

7-Jul

New York, NY Beacon Theatre

8-Jul

Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

10-Jul

Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

11-Jul

Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Events Center

12-Jul

Mashantucket, CT The Grand Theater at Foxwoods

14-Jul

Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square – State Theatre

15-Jul

Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre

16-Jul

Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

17-Jul

Minneapolis, MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

19-Jul

Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Riverside Theater

20-Jul

St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House

22-Jul

Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre

24-Jul

Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater

25-Jul

Las Vegas, NV The Joint at the Hard Rock

26-Jul

Indio, CA* Fantasy Springs Resort Special Events Center

27-Jul

San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

29-Jul

Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

30-Jul

San Jose, CA San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

1-Aug

Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2-Aug

Redmond, WA Marymoor Park Concerts
*The Indio, CA event will go on sale Friday, April 25th.
Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.
Event time and date subject to change.

Sing For Your Supper at Hard Rock Hollywood on April 15th!

Slash-on-Stage-2This upcoming tax day April 15th  ROCK your hard core relief Los Angeles!

In a promotion to encourage the rock star in all of us  Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard will be  giving customers the opportunity to prove that they are the ultimate triple threat: Eat, Drink and “Sing For Your Supper”. The restaurant famous for its rock star memorabilia, including the notorious pants worn by Jim Morrison during the iconic performance by The Doors at the Hollywood Bowl, will be holding the stage for burgeoning performers, enthusiastic vocalists, and hungry rockers from 5-7pm. hrc-hollywood-blvd-extdsc_0083---compressedThis is Hard Rock so participants will be accompanied by a live band as they sing hits and crowd pleasers to earn their free meal.  Performers can choose from a selection of new menu items, including the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, Arugula Salad with Shaved Marinated Chicken or Fiesta Burger (or Veggie Burger) as their free meal. Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. #105 in the Hollywood & Highland Shopping Center. www.hardrock.com/hollywoodblvd

Charlotte Sometimes Releases New EP at L.A.’s Room 5 This Friday

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LA based Charlotte Sometimes (of The Voice) celebrates the release of her latest EP By Request, at Los Angeles’ Room 5, Friday, April 11, 2014, 9PM 

By Request (featuring Coley O’Toole of We The Kings) strips down the arrangements, putting the spotlight on Charlotte’s thoughtfully sincere lyrics and distinct vocal stylings. The follow up to 2012’s Circus Head, Charlotte turned to her fans and friends for inspiration on this new endeavor. Through an interactive social media campaign, Charlotte let her audience select songs to be re-imagined in intimate versions for this acoustic EP, which was recorded live in one day at NYC’s Cutting Room Studios. By Request also features one new song, the first single, “Magic.”

buy-tickets-now$10 tickets / 21+

“Stunning…” (MTV Buzzworthy)

“We have loved Charlotte Sometimes for awhile, and her new album only deepens our devotion.” (I Heart Daily)

“From the opening acoustic guitar chords of “Magic” to Sometimes’ final, heartfelt vocal yowls on “Losing Sleep,” it’s clear that this special release is a unique vehicle that once again showcases the 26-year-old singer’s incredible wealth of talent.” (Idolator)

www.charlottesometimesmusic.com

@4EverSometimes

 

San Miguel Sound Festival To Feature International Musician LORDE

Here’s a “Hot-Off-The-Press” for music lovers and lovers of Lourde.

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The first edition of San Miguel SOUND will take place in the beautiful colonial city of San Miguel de Allende from April 4th to the 8th with the music festival showcasing artists from around the world in the styles of Indie, Pop and Folk performing in some of the most unique venues found in and around the long renowned artist city, including the historic center and the main venue the Plaza de Toros.

The line-up of over 40 bands includes both international and Mexican headliner including Washed Out, Neon Indian, Jenny and the Mexicats, Win Win, Here We Go Magic, as well as local bands and groups from across Mexico, which will have the opportunity of performing with international bands and singers.

Festival attendees, many of which traveling to the city for the event, will have the opportunity to experience their favorite music in a number of different atmospheres, such as intimate solo-artist showcases, dance-till-you-drop big stage events and after hour DJ sets.

On Tuesday April 8th the festival continues with a special event featuring LORDE, the international superstar and winner of the 2014 Grammy’s for both Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for her mega-hit Royals, with her first solo-performance in Mexico.

“Attracting an international celebrity to performance in San Miguel de Allende is a great opportunity to show how artistic and cosmopolitan our City is”, says Maria Jose Garrido, Director of Tourism and Economic Development. “I am sure that LORDE and all the performers will fall in love with San Miguel and I am confident that San Miguel SOUND will be a great showcase for a vibrant San Miguel de Allende”.

Located three hours from Mexico City and one hour from El Bajio Airport, San Miguel is one of Mexico’s most popular destinations for Americans because the World Heritage site provides a unique setting for cultural, gastronomical and luxurious getaways. A well-awarded city, it is also one of the best positioned cities in the international festival circuit with events such as the International Film FestivalJazz & Blues FestivalLa Calaca cultural festival and the SMArt Festival.

For more information on San Miguel SOUND please visit: www.sanmiguelsound.com

For more information please visit: http://visitsanmiguel.travel/

Onward Etc. Is “Leavin’ Home Again” to Tour This Spring

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Have your dukes up, because Onward, Etc. are hitting the road for a slew of dates across the country, in conjunction with their forthcoming album release, Sonder On, which was released on March 11 via DC-Jam Records. The sophomore release features exclusive cameos from the likes of ex. Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, Larry & His Flask and more, creating a perfect collection of punk infused folk tracks.
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Fresh off the release of their second single, “Crazy Horse,” on American Songwriter, and a full album premiere on Guitar World, frontman Rosco Wuestewald will be joined by fellow travelers, violinist KC Olsen and percussionist Tom Pearson, as they continue their musical travels to every corner of the country, meeting up with friends Flogging Molly along the way. Full tour dates below.
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Listening to this band for the first time the resonance was immediate. Unexpected sounds breakthrough to the forefront occasionally giving this music a unique stamp.
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Upcoming Tour Dates
Tuesday, April 1 | Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Wednesday, April 2 | Columbus, OH @ Bernie’s Distillery
Friday, April 4 | Stroudsberg, PA @ Sherman Theater – Living Room
Saturday, April 5 | Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beer & Music Fest w/ Less Than Jake
Sunday, April 6 | New York, NY @ Slake
Tuesday, April 8 | Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Wednesday, April 9 | Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s
Saturday, April 12 | Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
Sunday, April 13 | Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Tuesday, April 15 | Salt Lake City, UT @ The Woodshed
Wednesday, April 16 | Boise, ID @ The Crux
Thursday, April 17 | Seattle, WA @ The Kraken
Friday, April 18 | Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre
Tuesday, April 22 | Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (Get Tickets Now!)
Wednesday, April 23 | Tempe, AZ @ 51west
Thursday, June 5 | Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Skinny Lister
Saturday, June 7 | Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre w/ Skinny Lister
Tuesday, June 10 | Charlotte, NC @ Visualite Theatre w/ Skinny Lister
Wednesday, June 11 | Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl w/ Skinny Lister
Sunday, June 15 | Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts w/ Skinny Lister
Monday, June 16 | Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Skinny Lister
Tuesday, June 17 | New York, NY @ Knitting factory w/ Skinny Lister
Tuesday, June 24 | Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ Skinny Lister
*more dates to be announced
More info on Onward Etc:
@onwardetc