WAMA Mini News (01/20/2005)

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WAMA Mini News (01/20/2005)

Postby askmike » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:43 am

19th Annual Wammies™
Monday, February 7, 2005 8 p.m.

We are very proud and excited to announce that the 2004
Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies™) will be held
in the new Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda.
Send this email to your list and help us spread the word.

The Music Center at Strathmore is a new 1,976-seat concert
hall and education center designed by William Rawn Associates,
Architects, Inc. of Boston, acousticians Kirkegaard Associates
of Chicago, and theater consultant Theater Projects Consultants
of Connecticut—the same team that designed Seiji Ozawa Hall
at Tanglewood. The new Music Center is the centerpiece of
Strathmore, an established destination and presenter of performing
and visual arts in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Performers Include:

* Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band
* Ellis Paul
* EU featuring Sugar Bear
* Hillbilly Jazz featuring Chick Hall
with John Previti, Jim Stephanson
and Brooks Teglar
* Jennifer Cutting's
Ocean Orchestra
* Pat McGee Band
* Root Boy Slim Tribute
* Tom Principato

Hall of Fame awards will go to “Mama” Cass Elliot, Root Boy Slim and EU. The Special
Achievement Award will go to Shelley Brown, the Vice President of Programming at
Strathmore. The Spotlight Award will be given to Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy
Marxer and the Special Appreciation Award will be presented to Lorraine Campbell/JV’s
Restaurant and David Eisner. Additional awards include one for community service to
Jeff Campbell and a Special Recognition Award to Billy Hancock.

The Washington Area Music Awards recognize significant career achievements by area musicians.
Nominations and balloting come from the WAMA membership. Past show participants include
Emmylou Harris, Joan Jett, The Clovers, The Orioles, Bo Diddley, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Dean,
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Sweet Honey in the Rock and more.

Reserved Seat Tickets:
º $50 Box Seats
º $25 Non WAMA Members
º $15 WAMA Members (up to 4)
º $10 Nominees (up to 20 per nominated group ).
º $550 Corporate Box of 8 (includes full page ad in souvenir
program, admission to pre-reception)(Camera-ready ad deadline Jan 27)
º $300 Corporate Box of 4 (includes half page ad in souvenir program, admission
to pre-reception)(Camera-ready ad deadline Jan 27)
º $100 Patron Table of 2 (includes recognition in souvenir program, admission to
pre-reception)(program deadline Jan 27)
For Sponsor and Advertising information click here.

WAMA Members and Nominees:
To order tickets online click here.
To charge tickets by phone: 703-368-3300 or 888-843-0933 toll free
Tickets may be ordered by mail at:
WAMA, 6263 Occoquan Forest Drive, Manassas, VA 20112

Non WAMA Members:
To order tickets online click here.
To charge tickets by phone: 301-581-5100

Nominee CD Sales
Wammie nominated artists who would like to have their CDs available for
sale at the Wammie Awards should contact Jonathan Strong at
RipsawRecords@aol.com Thank you Jonathan for providing the service.

Benefit Concert for Suzanne Ives
HUM Presents a Benefit Concert at Jammin’ Java on February 6 for local musician,
Suzanne Ives, with Dulcie Taylor, Dennis Jay, Roger Henderson, David Kitchen,
Scott McKnight, Jay Jenc, BumpKin Pie and NovaZanz!

When faced with expensive medical care, many musicians either have no health
insurance or inadequate insurance. HUM, or Helping Underinsured Musicians,
hopes to raise awareness of the magnitude of this problem by presenting a benefit
to help one local musician, Suzanne Ives.

Suzanne Ives, along with her husband, Michael Dunkley, performs as BumpKin Pie.
Suzanne also has been fighting the debilitating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
a degenerative nerve disorder. Unable to afford the necessary medications, which can
cost from $15,000 to $24,000 a year, Suzanne has experienced increased difficulty
with her walking, balance, and vision. Although playing the guitar is more challenging,
her gifted voice and songwriting remain unaffected.

Date: February 6, 2005
Artists: Dulcie Taylor, Dennis Jay, Roger Henderson, David Kitchen, Scott McKnight in Naughty Pine, Jay Jenc, BumpKin Pie, NovaZanz, and other special guests.
Venue: Jammin’ Java
Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA 22180
Concert Time: 1 PM to 5 PM
Ticket Price: $20 at the door
For Information: 703-255-1566
Venue Website: www.jamminjava.com

Vocalists for a Musical Needed
Andrew Sussman, a composer who was featured at the DCCabaret Network's
"Stop the Presses" evening last June. He is seeking a male and female singer
to present a cabaret concert this spring in Chambersburg, PA. The singers
originally cast have had to bow out for personal reaons. He received a grant this
year from the state of Pennsylvania to present a concert featuring his music.
His musicals have been presented in NYC and locally. This current grant is
to be used to present a selection of his songs in a cabaret type performance.

The dates are currently set for Sunday, March 20 at 4:00 PM and Saturday,
March 27, at 7:30 PM, in Chambersburg, PA (which is about 90 miles from DC).
However, the dates were set to coincide with the schedule of the previously cast
performers, so there is some flexibility. There is also the possibility of delaying the
show until later in the year, as the only requirement is that the grant money be used
before August 31, 2005.Pay is $300 per singer.

Rehearsals will be split between DC area and Chambersburg. All music used is
available in demo form on CD's and tapes. If you are interested, please email Andrew
at andrewsussman@earthlink.net and leave contact and bio information and any questions
you may have. He can be reached by telephone starting January 17 at the Cumberland
Valley School of Music, 717-261-1220 (during the day) or in the evening at 717-762-9954.

If you would like to send him material, address it to: Andrew Sussman, Cumberland Valley
School of Music, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.


BlackRock Center for the Arts Presents:
Songwriting Workshop with Ruth Logsdon and Greg Hardin

Tuesday February 15, 2005 7-9:30 pm
(Wkshp ID#: 205-388)
$30 Workshop only
$50 Workshop AND tickets to Ruthie and the Wranglers Saturday February 19 2005 8 pm
performance. Ruthie and Greg have recorded over 50 original songs, many aired on radio
stations nationwide. Ruthie and the Wranglers have been awarded Artist of the Year, Album
of the Year and Song of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association. "...songwriting
flair...nothing short of brilliant" --Billboard

Have fun with Ruthie and Greg in this discussion/hands-on workshop, find out where great song
ideas come from, how to evaluate a song, how to get your songs noticed on a national level
and more.

*WAMA and SAW Members will be entitled to a 10% discount.

Concert to Benefit the Child Rescue Centre
The Seldom Scene, Dede Wyland, The Lonesome River Band and
All 4Hym will provide a bluegrass concert to benefit the Child Rescue Centre in Bo,
Sierra Leone. The concert will be held January 29, 2005 at Fairfax High
School Auditorium, Fairfax, Virginia beginning at 7 pm. All proceeds
from the concert will go to support 140 children who were rescued from
the streets during a brutal civil war in Bo, Sierra Leone. 40 children
live in residence and are provided food, clothing, shelter, education
and healthcare and 100 children live in family settings with education
and healthcare provided.

Helping Children Worldwide
2730 Centreville Rd.
Herndon, VA 20171
703-793-9521

Power Jam Music Alliance
The Power Jam Music Alliance is a non-profit group located in Southern
Maryland. The mission of the group is to help music groups find place
to perform and benefit the community welfare. A recent new addition to
the PJMA venues is the Black Box Theater in Indian Head MD. Starting
in March PJMA will be producing “Spotlight Concerts” at the Black Box
Theater and every other month there after. These concerts are to feature
2 to 3 bands that have a good stage presence and music that has wide
community appeal. The groups will be compensated based on the door.
PJMA is looking to WAMA for groups that are interested in performing.
Interested musical groups should send inquiries to booking@pjma.info

Fred Heather
President PJMA
www.PJMA.info

Cable TV Show
New cable TV show that's being filmed at Bangkok Blues.
They're going to be doing the second taping of three shows
this Sunday, Jan. 23rd.

Press Release and pdf flier and including Billy Otis' website
http://www.billyotis.com/. Billy Otis and Danielle Westfall are
the co-hosts for the show.
Mike Schreibman
Midnight Music / WAMA
6263 Occoquan Forest Drive
Manassas, VA 20112
703-368-3300
703-393-1028 fax
http://crosstownarts.com
askmike@crosstownarts.com
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