WAMA News 04-07-2005

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WAMA News 04-07-2005

Postby askmike » Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:12 pm

Maximizing Your Song's Potential
Friday April 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
Dr. Dremo's Taphouse
2001 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

This seminar will be held in conjunction with the
Six Points Music Festival and the seminar will be
followed by live music.

This seminar is FREE to WAMA/SAW members, $15 for Non-Members
Advanced reservations are recommended. Reserve your seat today
at http://wamadc.com/wama/seminars.html

Seminar will cover
- Initial Song Evaluation
- Arrangement Do's and Don'ts
- Tips & Tricks for sonic quality
- Increase your Audience target market

For full details, click here

Six Points Music Festival
This year's Six Points Music Festival presented by ArlingtonMusicScene.com
and is co-sponsored by WAMA (The Washington Area Music Association).
For general festival info please see http://www.arlingtonmusicscene.com.
The festival will run from April 7th - April 11th.

Six Points 2005 Official Line Up

Whitlow's on Wilson - Thursday, April 7th
Paul Iwancio http://www.pauliwancio.com
Radio Caroline http://www.radiocarolineband.com
No Second Troy http://www.nosecondtroy.com

Staccato - Thursday, April 7th
T.G.O. (The Gifted One) http://www.subversiveentertainment.org
Koko Boom http://www.funkglove.com
N~Theory http://www.n-theory.com/

Dr. Dremo's - Friday, April 8th
The Groaning http://www.thegroaning.com
The Want http://www.thewant.com
Jezebel's Cure http://www.jezebelscure.com

Ragtime - Friday, April 8th
Michael Jantz http://www.michaeljantz.com
Daniel Lee http://www.danielleemusic.com
Nefrit El-Or Band http://www.nefritel-or.com

Rock Bottom - Saturday, April 9th
Laura Tsaggaris http://www.lauratsaggaris.com
Lianna http://www.liannaonline.com
Lejeune http://www.lejeunemusic.com

Front Page - Saturday, April 9th
Steve Orders (Trystic) http://www.trystic.com
Cerulean Groove http://www.ceruleangroove.com

Royal Lee - Saturday, April 9th (1pm-7pm)
A Month of Sundays http://www.amonthofsundays.org/main.html
John Evans Band http://www.johnevansband.com
Greenland http://www.greenlandbound.com
Saints of Silence http://www.saintsofsilence.com

Madam's Organ - Sunday, April 10th
Jasmine Blue http://www.jasminebluemusic.com
Marshal Artz http://www.marshallartz.net
Rude Dog's Rhythm Revue http://www.rudedog-network.com

Clarendon Grill - Sunday, April 10th
Nimat http://www.nimat.net
Alec Gross & the Districts http://www.alecgross.com
Inertia http://www.hismusicministry.com/inertia
Marwood http://www.marwoodband.com

Iota - Sunday, April 10th
Little Pink http://www.littlepinktheband.com
Brother Shamus
Billy Coulter http://www.billycoulter.com

Velvet Lounge - Monday, April 11th
Spiraling http://www.spiraling.net
Confidence Man http://www.confidenceman.com
Chrysalis http://www.chrysalisband.com
Seventh Seal http://www.seventhsealband.com

murky coffee: Arlington - Monday, April 11th
Zoe Mulford http://www.wingedseedmusic.com
Cletus Kennelly & Lori Kelley http://www.cletusandlori.com

Austin Grill: Silver Spring - Monday, April 11th
Dave Kline Band http://www.violindave.com
2nd Story Band http://www.2ndstoryband.com
First Rays http://www.firstrays.net
Sam'O & JFC http://www.hypeenterprise.com/stephen.htm

WAMA Volunteer Opportunities

* Membership mailings
* Award shipping
* Filing
* Data Entry
* Volunteer Coordination
* Member Outreach

Most work is done in Manassas at Mike Schreibman's office/home.
If you would like to commit time on a regular schedule to help WAMA
run more efficiently, contact dcmusic@wamadc.com. (Regular schedule,
meaning 3 hours a month or one day a month or whatever you have

Mail Drop and Meeting Space
WAMA will be moving in the near future. We are looking for free
or low cost space to hold our monthly Board meetings and to receive our
mail. This office would preferably be in DC and convenient to Metro.
Please contact dcmusic@wamadc.com with any suggestions.

SAW Panel Discussion:
"The Business of Music:
Getting Smart About Making Your Hobby a Career"

The Songwriters' Association of Washington will present, The Business of Music:
Getting Smart About Making Your Hobby a Career, a two-hour panel discussion on
Sunday, May 22nd, at the Melrose Hotel (2430 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC;
Parking under hotel --$13 for two hours--accessible by Metro, Foggy Bottom stop 2 blocks
away) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, with songwriter and ASCAP executive Michael Kerker to
answer questions about the business of songwriting. The cost for SAW, WAMA and NSAI
members is $20, and is $30 for non members if postmarked by May 7th, 2005. After that,
the cost increases to $30 for members and $40 for non members, payable at the door.
To register: send a check payable to SAW, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, PMB 106-137,
Washington, D.C. 20016, using the registration form at www.saw.org.

Every singer/songwriter has a dream and it goes something like this. You are playing
and singing your favorite original song at a small club, and bingo, a huge music executive
who just happens to be there, hears your stuff, signs you for the deal of a lifetime, and before
you know it, the world is buying your CD's. Easy right? Well, not exactly ... this is why you
need to come to SAW's May 22 workshop on the "Business of Music: Getting Smart About
Making Your Hobby a Career".

This panel discussion will be lead by Michael Kerker, Vice-President and Director of Musical
Theater at ASCAP and will turn your head and teach you what you need to know to make that
dream come true. Discussion topics include:

* How to get "heard" by the right people;
* How to present your music in the best light;
* How a relatively unknown singer/songwriter fits into the big picture in the music industry;
* What to expect if an artist or record company wants to work with you or wants your music;
* How do the lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, etc fit in;
* How does ASCAP and other performing rights organizations work with people like you;
* When can you quit your "day job"?

Seating is limited. This will be a "not to miss" event. Book early!! Contact Cary Whaley at
703-560-2228 for more details. Special thanks to Lynn Revo-Cohen and Danielle Westphal
for the hard work on putting this workshop together.

Recording Process Workshop
Producer Ron Kearns (Terell Stafford, Buck Hill, Ruby Hayes, Ronnie Wells) will be holding a workshop with Grammy winning Engineer/Producer, Bob Dawson at Bias Studios, Springfield, VA, to give artists an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the recording process. The workshop is designed to give artists an opportunity to overcome the fear of recording and prepare for the basics that are required before spending money on studio time. Items discussed will be microphone selection, rehearsal preparation before entering the studio, choosing formats, choosing arrangements and developing a practical budget for recording among other pertinent information. The workshop will be held Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon and cost $50.00 per person for non-WAMA members and $35.00 for WAMA members and their groups. To register email dcsax@aol.com or call 202-365-3664 before April 29, 2005. Space is limited.

Musicians Benefit Marathon for Greg Root
On Sunday, April 17, dozens of East Coast musicians will gather at Westminster's American
Legion Post 31, playing in a five-hour music marathon to raise funds for mandolin player Greg Root.
Last May, a stroke nearly killed Greg and partially paralyzed his left side.
Therapy has restored some of Greg's lost function, but health insurance coverage ran out far short
of his goal of being able to play music again. All the funds raised at the concert will go for additional
Before the stroke, Greg was a singer and multi-instrumentalist, playing fiddle, guitar, and bass in
addition to mandolin. He has played music, primarily bluegrass, in dozens of states and in Europe
since the 70s, performing with Tony Trischka, Country Granola, The Monroe Doctrine, The Chesapeake
Retrievers, Mitch Harrell, Jackstraw, Charged Particles, and Walt Michael & Co.
The musicians who will join in the benefit concert include some of the best-known bluegrass, old time,
and blues players in the area. Some are Greg's friends and bandmates, some simply musicians joining
to assist a stricken artist. They include Good Deale Bluegrass Band with Mike Auldridge; Walt Michael &
Co. with Frank Orsini;Tom Wetmore & Marty Cutler, Martha Trachtenberg, Danny Weiss and Dede Wyland;
Gary Ferguson with Jordan Tice; Jim Bienemann & Jon Simmons; The Orchard Boys; Dave Giegerich & the
Hula Monsters; Mike Garris & Area 51; Jack Sanbower and the No Leeway Band; Mitch Harrell & South River
Express; Satyr Hill; Harry Orlove; Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition; and Bob Perilla & Big Hillbilly Bluegrass.
American Legion Post 31 is located at 2 Sycamore Street in Westminster. The program starts at 2 pm and
will include a silent auction and raffles of Common Ground and Grey Fox festival tickets. Admission, which
all attendees including the performers will pay, is $30 per person and includes a cold buffet and soda. Beer
will be for sale.
Due to limited space at the Legion Hall, attendance is limited to 200. The event may be sold out, so advance
ticket purchase is suggested. To prepurchase tickets or to donate to Greg's rehabilitation, call 410-857-2771.

Swing Event to Benefit Local Symphony;
Featuring the Fabulous Doug Bowles
and His Singco Rhythm Orchestra
Saturday, April 9, from 8 - 11 pm, you'll find them at the incredible "new"
old Atlas Theatre and arts center, 1333 H St., NE. Doug and his wonderful 12-piece swing
orchestra will be heating up the dance floor at this yearly gala to benefit
the Georgetown Symphony led by Maestra Victoria Gau. The G.S. is one of the
fine local arts organizations which will call the Atlas Home. The gala and
silent auction benefit this venerable D.C. community orchestra. Included in
the price of admission are fancy nibbles, luscious libation and dancing your
feet off to what one recent client referred to as "the perfect choice" for
swing and dance music in the D.C. area. Tickets are $30/individual and
$60/couple in advance; $45/individual and $70/couple at the door. Go to
this address: http://www.georgetownsymphony.org/AuctionTickets.htm to
fill out a ticket order form or pay by paypal. You may also email
swinginghome@yahoo.com or call (202) 298-1804. To contact Doug Bowles
Go to www.singcomusic.com or call at (301) 927-0133.

Choral Arts Residency Project

If you love to sing and can carry a tune -
please join us for our Spring 2005 residency
"Voices of the Andes"
Diana Saez, Choir Director

Meet once a week with Diana Saez and accompanist
April 5 - May 17, 2005

The residency will culminate in a major performance on Saturday, May 21, 7pm
at the National Christian City Church in D.C. with Andes Manta & Coral Cantigas

·Youth Choir will meet Tuesdays 4:30-6 pm (grades 5-8)
·Adults/Teens will meet Tuesdays 7-9 pm
All Rehearsals at Silver Spring International Middle School
No Audition Required
$150 participation fee - includes professionally produced CD recording of concert
- Financial aid available & 20% discount for families --
For more information: 301-587-6436 or dthorn51@rcn.com
www.classactsarts.org www.cantigas.org

NEA Accepting Nominations of Exemplary
Artists and Arts Patrons
April 11, 2005. The National Endowment for the Arts is now accepting nominations
from the public of exemplary artists and arts patrons for the 2005 National Medal of Arts.
To nominate, please go to www.arts.gov/honors/Medals and complete the form. The
deadline for public nominations is April 11, 2005.

Starpoint lead singer Renee Diggs Dies
Friday evening 3/18/05 at 6pm. She had MS and recently experienced
severe upper respiratory problems.

Smooth Jazz and R&B Artist
Joins Smooth Jazz 105.9

Recording artist Marcus Johnson, president and CEO of Silver Spring, MD-based
Three Keys Entertainment announced today that he will join Smooth Jazz 105.9 (WJZW-FM)
as co-host of their morning drive program. The move marks Johnson's first foray into broadcasting.

"Expanding my career with this new role is a blessing, and working with Smooth Jazz 105.9 is a
natural fit," says Johnson. "There is a great deal of synergy in both the music I make and the music
they play as well as between my fan base and their listening audience."

Johnson's relationship with Smooth Jazz 105.9 began in 1996, when Johnson's hit single "Sandy Point"
joined the station's playlist. "Sandy Point" later became a featured track on the station's first compilation
album, Smooth Jazz, Volume 1. Over the years, Johnson has performed at a number of station concerts,
including the popular Free After Work Party series and America's Smooth Jazz Fest. In 2004, "18th and M"
from Johnson's latest CD, Just Doin' What I Do was one of the most played songs on Smooth Jazz 105.9.
Last month, Johnson joined morning show personality, Jacqui Allen, as a guest co-host for one week and
received an overwhelmingly positive response.

Johnson made his full-time debut on March 21st. Along with Jacqui Allen, Johnson will host from 5am-8:30am
just prior to the station's Commercial Free Music Hour. In addition to his work at the station, Johnson will continue
to record music and run his business ventures.

The Music Division and Recreation Division of the Martin Luther King Memorial Library of the DC Public Library
located at 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC presents a photo exhibition entitled
Doo-Wop: >From The Street Corner to the Stage
April 1 - April 26, 2005

This photographic and memorabilia exhibition features the history early Rhythm & Blues, also known
as doo-wop, through photographs and artifacts. Exclusive archival and current photographs include
legendary groups and solo artists The Chantels, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, The 5 Satins, The
Silhouettes, The Cadillacs, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, The Spaniels, The Orioles, The Cardinals,
The Swallows, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Clickettes, Fats Domino, Jackie Wilson, The Turbans,
The Cleftones, The Harptones and many others. Special photographs of legendary groups from Washington,
DC include The Rainbows, The Memories, The Jewels, The Velons, Bo Diddley, The Cruisers, The Starlighters
(featuring Van McCoy), The Clovers and The Marquees (featuring Marvin Gaye).

The exhibition is in partnership with the Atlanta Doo-Wop Association in collaboration with The Office of the
Executive Director of The Howard University Blackburn Center. Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, Project Director.

The Music Division and Recreation Division of the Martin Luther King Memorial Library of the DC Public Library
located at 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC presents
Doo-Wop and DC: Keeping DC's Doo-wop Alive Through Discussion and Song
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A moderated discussion features the contributions of Washington, DC to American popular music during
the era of early Rhythm and Blues, also known as Doo-Wop. The program includes discussion and performances
by The Velons, Mr. Reese Palmer and NuEra.

The Velons have been singing and recording since the late 1950s. They began their career on the streets of
Washington, DC. The Velon's vocal stylings are compared to such groups as The Flamingos and The Moonglows.
They have appeared in concert with such legendary groups as Pookie Hudson and The Spaniels, The Legendary
Orioles, The Teenagers and others.

Mr. Reese Palmer attended Cordozo High School in the District during the 1950s and lived in the East Capitol
Dwellings. He formed a group along with one of his best friends, Marvin Gaye in 1957. They recorded several
songs, including "Wyatt Earp" and "My Mama Loochie" (the first time Marvin Gaye sang lead vocals on a recording").
Reese Palmer now sings with The Legendary Orioles.

NuEra is a vocal group consisting of 5 talented young brothers ranging in age from 13-19. They are the next
generation of young vocalists . Their songs include The Temptations, The Jackson 5 and New Edition. NuEra's
talents include singing a cappella. They are rising stars wanting to keep DC's contribution to classic Rhythm and
Blues -- alive.

This Program Is Free and Open to the Public. We Especially Welcome Students and Seniors.

Sponsored by The Washington Area Music Association, The Atlanta Doo-Wop Association, The DC Commission
on the Arts and Humanities. Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, Project Director.

Indie Managers Association (IMA)
On Tuesday April 19, 2005 the Indie Managers Association (IMA) will
celebrate the re-launch of its website and company services with a
party to be held at the Thyme Out Club / Lounge at 6821 Reed Street in
Bethesda, Maryland from 9.00 PM until the bar closes.

There will be no cover charge for this 21+, casual attire event. Free
hors d'oeuvres and DJ music will facilitate mingling at the cash bar.
Guests will include mainly music industry professionals, musicians,
media and other invited guests.

WAMA members who are in the area and wish to RSVP should please send
an email with their name and number of guests attending to
Jeremy Rwakaara
Indie Managers Association
Mike Schreibman
Midnight Music / WAMA
6263 Occoquan Forest Drive
Manassas, VA 20112
703-393-1028 fax
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