WAMA News - 05-06-2011

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WAMA News - 05-06-2011

Postby askmike » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:25 pm

National Music News

NARM Music Business Convention
Brings Commerce And Content Executives Together In Los Angeles May 9-12

http://e2ma.net/go/7055603077/208552103 ... _nb=141533

100+ Speakers Address Key Issues and Opportunities
Los Angeles, CA "NARM, the U.S. trade organization for music commerce and content, expects to welcome 1,000 attendees representing more than 300 companies and organizations to its 53rd Annual Convention in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12. As Christopher Allen, General Manager of Napster, said in the May issue of Fast Company, Anyone whos anyone in music retail is there, from the large music companies and digital and physical retailers, to independent labels, distributors, managers, artists, educators, students, and media."

New Orleans returns the gift of music to Japan
Sunday, May 01, 2011, 10:00 AM
by Sheila Stroup
http://e2ma.net/go/7055603077/208552103 ... st_15.html

"Monday's 10th Annual Instruments A Comin -- the Tipitinas Foundation concert, auction and outdoor festival to benefit local school music programs -- will be something special. Besides raising money to provide instruments for Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normands Band of Excellence and other local programs, it will bring musical instruments and hope to young people in Japan."

John Lennon Recording Equipment Up for Auction
Apr 30, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7055603077/208552103 ... ction.html

"Some of John Lennon's microphones and other audio equipment used to record songs including 'Imagine' are set to be auctioned off next month in the UK. Lennon's gear is from the late Beatle's home studio in Tittenhurst Park, near Ascot, England in the 1970s and used it on his early solo albums."

Local Notes

Dubfire has been selected to perform at the Movement Electronic Music Festival on May 28, 29, and 30 in downtown Detroits Hart Plaza; discounted presale $60 weekend passes are now available through www.paxahau.com/festival. www.myspace.com/djdubfire

Emmylou Harris with new CD, "Hard Bargain," talks about it and her DC time with Gram Parsons in NPR interview.
http://e2ma.net/go/7055603077/208552103 ... ngs-change

The Grey Area just returned from shooting its debut music video in New York. The video is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, June 7th. Gray Area Next Saturday, 5/12, The Grey Area opens when The Evolution Tour comes to Washington, D.C. The tour is a free outdoor concert event at The Lincoln Memorial. http://e2ma.net/go/7055603077/208552103 ... 8091127385

Jack Casady at the 2000 Wammies
Hot Tuna Album review: "Steady as She Goes"
http://e2ma.net/go/7055603077/208552103 ... reviewNum1
"In 1959, Washington had a teenage rock-and-roll band called the Triumphs. Then, in 1965, two former Triumphs, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, joined a new San Francisco band called the Jefferson Airplane, experimenting with ways to electrify the blues...Kaukonens Things That Might Have Been is a lovely folk ballad about familial trauma during his teen years in D.C."

Film & Video Views

The Secret to a Happy Ending Film Screening
Correction: Fri. May 6
two screenings, 7 pm and 9:30 pm
at Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Free admission, but Advance tickets recommended
Advance tickets & the trailer for the film available on the IMT website at www.imtfolk.org


2011 Artists and Scholars Roster
Deadline: Tues. May 10 at 11:50 pm

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) maintains the Roster to provide the public with access to a list of pre-screened, high-quality artists and scholars who are available to present programs and workshops. In addition, acceptance on the Roster qualifies the artist/scholar for grants. For a pdf of the 2011 guidelines, PDF File All applications must be submitted online at htt;://creativemoco.cgweb.org

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to
Administer French-American Jazz Exchange

Deadline: May 31, 2011. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to small jazz ensembles and/or individual musicians from France and the United States or their territories who are engaging in collaborative projects and exploring new music....For more information go to Foundation Center.org


Arlington's Summer Concert Series

Performing artists who would like to be considered for the Arlington Cultural Affairs summer concert series, should send a CD, demo tape and press materials to:
Program Director
Arlington Cultural Affairs
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive,
Arlington, VA 22206

Baltimore Choral Arts Society: Ticketing Manager

Baltimore Choral Arts Society is a non-profit arts organization which performs concerts throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Under the direction of Music Director Tom Hall, the 120-member chorus performs classical concerts at Kraushaar Auditorium in Goucher College, an annual popular Christmas concert at the Baltimore Basilica, and other performances. The Ticketing and Office Manager is a part-time position and has primary responsibility for running the Box Office operations and providing clerical assistance to the Executive Director and the Music Director, maintaining the database, answering phones, and keeping the office running efficiently. For details on this position, please go to www.baltimorechoralarts.org and click on the Position Opening link in the About Us section. To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume with salary history by May 9 to: Position Opening, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, 1316 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. Or email the above information to info@baltimorechoralarts.org

Spotlighters holds auditions for
"Unraveled on the Gravel" a new musical

Audition Dates: Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm. (Lobby); Saturday, May 14 at 10 am (Lobby)

Performance Dates: August 4 - 21, 2011. Characters: Ray: 20s, tenor, a compulsive hitchhiker who is trying to forget his past, Amber: 20s, soprano, Ray's over-devoted fiancé, wants the truth from Ray, Marlon: 20s, baritone or bass, Ray's friend and Amber's cousin, life of the party, Wayne: 20s, tenor, Ray's friend, supportive but doesn't have a clue, Wricks: 20s, baritone, never wants Ray to forget. Bring Headshot & Resume (if available). Be prepared to sing 16-24 measures of a ballad or upbeat song, preferably from a rock or contemporary musical. Bring your sheet music, an accompanist will be provided - no a cappella auditions. You will also be reading sides from the show. Contact:Michael Tan, Director at MusicalDragon@gmail.com.

Metropolitan Orchestra Auditions

Monday, May 16, 2011, 2-9 pm
Overflow date: Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 2-9 pm
Contact: Nan Cooper, manager - manager@metropolitanorchestramc.org 703.243.7047

The Metropolitan Orchestra creates individual and collective opportunities for musicians who enjoy making music together and listening to each other to enrich and impact the college and community with outstanding performances. Monday evening rehearsals, 7:15-9:45 pm beginning September 12, 2011. Visit us at metropolitanorchestramc.org/audition

The Color of Music- A Nationwide call for artists
Deadline: May 15, 2011

Royal Gallery in Providence RI, is calling on artists Nationwide that will like to submit work for a show later this year. Royal Gallery is known for representing artists with a background of classical realism technique with a contemporary subject matter. We would like artist to submit one piece of artwork that best represents (to their interpretation) the joy of music. Whether it is a: representation of a concert, an instrument, dancing, etc. Must be your own original design, completed independently, and must NOT have been exhibited previously and must be available for purchase. Acceptable mediums include oil, acrylic, pastel, and all drawing media. Photography, computer generated artwork, or collage is not eligible. Dimensions need to be with a max of 1008 sq. inches (for example: 28" x 36") should have been created within the last 12 months prior to deadline. For submission we need good quality images of artwork to be submitted (between 180-300 dpi), a resume, contact, website (if applicable) and a small portfolio sampling of artwork. Artists must have completed their studies when submitting. This can be done through email or regular mail. Deadline: May 15, 2011. Any Questions? Please contact us at info@royalgalleryri.com, visit our website www.royalgalleryri.com, or call 401 831 8831.

Selected Events

Fight SMA! Benefit
Friday, May 6
7 pm, music at 8:30 pm
at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St NW, WDC

Performing: Office of Future Plans, BELLS, and More Humans A benefit for Fight SMA! presented by Positive Force DC. Founded in 1991, FightSMA is a US-based international nonprofit organization working to find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disease that is the leading inherited killer of children under two. www.fightsma.org

Punk Rock Flea Market II:
Spring Cleaning and Skill Sharing

Saturday, May 7
12:30 am, music at 2 pm
at St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, WDC
$3, with all proceeds going to PF's ongoing PA fund

Performers: Deleted Scenes, America Hearts, Foul Swoops Positive Force DC presents the return of their punk rock flea market now with a skill-share. Those interested in selling/sharing their skills should contact dcpositiveforce@gmail.com ASAP. Tables are $15 each. positiveforcedc.org

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's
"Prelude to the Blues Part III"

Sunday, May 15
4 - 7 pm
at home in Arlington, VA
$25.00 (includes light refreshments)
For Advance Tickets Contact and Info: Ed & Nikki Henderson 703 534-4627
or email nikkigraves77@yahoo.com

Boogie Woogie Blues Party with Daryl Davis.

1st Annual Washington Folk Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5
noon - 7 pm
at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD

Presented by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Several hundred performers and artisans from the Washington area participate in the all-volunteer festival. A small sampling follows.
American Traditional: Big Chimney, Cypress Trio, Harley String Band, Bruce Hutton, Speedy Tolliver and the New Old-Time String Band;
Americana/Contemporary: Bill Baker, Carey Creed, Bill & Owen Danoff, Grace Griffith, North Meets South, Siobhán Quinn & Michael Bowers;
Blues: Archie's Blues Barbershop, Blue Panamuse, Jonny Graves, Stacy Brooks Band;
Swing/Roots: Hot Buttered Nuggets, Hula Monsters; Seth Kibel & the Wire Choir, Ruthie & the Wranglers;
Celtic: Irish Breakfast Band, Lilt, OCEAN Orchestra, Palmer Family;
For more information, go to:

New Releases

Divining Sage has released a new CD, "The Universe Room", produced by Marco Delmar. Guitarist Richard "Ricardo" White, percussionist Gabin Assouramou and bassist Steve Karolus formed Divining Sage in 2009. The six songs can be downloaded for free as a gift from the band, or purchased via the website if you want to help with costs. www.diviningsage.com

Paper Umbrella just released their new CD entitled Stupid Head. The band consists of Tom Lofgren - guitar and lead vocals, Dave Egelhofer - guitar and vocals, Ronnie Newmyer - bass, and Chuck Sullivan - drums and percussion. It is now available on ITunes and through CD Baby. www.myspace.com/paperumbrellahome

Lush Life Records released a DVD on May 1st of Larry Brown's performance at this year's Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. The DVD was filmed with four high definition cameras, sound was recorded by Blue House Productions (Lush Life Records LLDVD1056). Purchase at www.larrybrownjazz.com. A DVD Release Party is scheduled for June 14th at Blues Alley. Joining Larry is Kent Miller (bass), Greg Holloway (drums), Thad Wilson (cornet), and Peter Fraize (tenor sax).

Sandra Johnson has a new CD, and a CD release concert on Sun. May 15th at Brightwood Bistro, 5832 Georgia Avenue NW, WDC. 8:30 pm. She's joined by Vince Evans, piano, Wes Biles, bass, Jeff Neal, drums, and, Dohn Nunley, sax/flute. $10.00 cover charge. 202-545-5014 www.sandrayjohnson.com

Alex Pinto, an area native now based in L.A., claimed 3rd prize at the 2008 Gibson Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. He will be at Twins Jazz on Friday and Saturday to celebrate the release of his debut album, Inner State. 9 and 11 p.m. sets. $15 + $10 food/drink minimum.

Final Curtain

Ben Andrews, 51

Blues guitarist Ben Andrews who toured with Archie Edwards passed away on Wednesday April 13, 2011. Ben was a regular performer at Madam's Organ and the old Grog and Tankard, and a founding member of the D.C. Blues Society, the organization that promotes the annual D.C. Blues Festival. Here is the Washington Post notice on his death:
http://e2ma.net/go/7055603077/208552103 ... story.html

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