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Postby askmike » Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:55 am

Strathmore Special Offer, 50% off Mountain Stage

Strathmore is offering a special 50% off discount for members of the music community to Mountain Stage
NewSong showcase on June 19th at 7 p.m. in the new Music Center at Strathmore Concert Hall. To take
advantage of this online only offer, follow the instructions below:

Click on

If you have an account on strathmore.org, sign in using source code 405
If you don’t have an account on strathmore.org, click on “Register” and use
source code 405. This will allow you to access the special Mountain Stage offer.

No calls please, online only offer.

West Virginia Public Radio’s
Mountain Stage at Strathmore
with Larry Groce

Guy Clark
Loudon Wainwright III
Michael Penn
Raul Midón
Last Train Home

Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss—each of these legendary artists got
their start on this live radio show, heard on more than 200 radio stations worldwide. Now Strathmore welcomes
the Mountain Stage NewSong Showcase to the Music Center, featuring west Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark,
whose songs are favorites of such country stars as Johnny Cash, George Strait and Vince Gill, Grammy® Award
winner Loudon Wainwright III, and local roots-rock favorites Last Train Home, and singer/songwriters Michael Penn
and Raul Midón.

Mountain Stage Workshops Included with Ticket
When you purchase a ticket to Mountain Stage, you gain access to these Mountain Stage workshops throughout
the day on June 19th. Registration is required, see details below.

Mountain Stage NewSong Festival at Strathmore:
Workshops, Panels and NewSong Contest Regional Finals
Presented by Strathmore
Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 2:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore Education Center

Workshops will take place in 2 locations, Education Room 309, and Room 402.

Room 309:
2 p.m.: BSA/SAW Song Critique. Hosted by Paul Iwancio and Zoe Mulford
3 p.m.: NewSong Academy Sampler: A preview of the Aug. 24 to 26 NewSong Academy songwriting and performance school
in Shepherdstown with Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock.
4 p.m.: “The Art of Success in the Music Business: Diversify.” With Michael Buckley (WRNR), Michael DeLalla, (Falling Mountain
Music), Jon Carroll and Ben Carroll.
5 p.m.: Open Song Circle.

Room 402
2 p.m.: Q & A with Mountain Stage Artists: Larry Groce of Mountain Stage, Michael Penn, Eric Brace
3 p.m.: WAMA presents “Look Alive! Giving Your Songs the Live Performance They Deserve,” hosted by Ruthie Logsdon,
Lisa Moscatiello and Patty Reese.
4 p.m.: NewSong Showcase with Diana Jones.
5 p.m.: NewSong Contest Regional Round Finals with Nelson Emokpae, Kemp Harris, Daniel Lee, Leah Morgan and
Robin Wynn.

Finalists Chosen in NewSong Contest
Five finalists were chosen May 18 at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, in a Regional Round
of the NewSong Contest, presented by Performing Songwriter, which was open solely to performing songwriters from
Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The contest focuses on emerging and up-and-coming singer-songwriters in
all genres of music, from folk, blues, country and traditional, to world beat, hip-hop, jazz and beyond.

The five Regional Round finalists now move on to a finals round at Strathmore on June 19, during a day full of music,
panels and workshops, concluding with the 600th show of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at 7 p.m. The Mountain
Stage show at Strathmore will later be broadcast internationally on more than 125 radio stations, XM Satellite Radio
and the Voice of America.

The winner chosen June 19 from among the Regional Round finalists listed below will perform a set in advance of the
Mountain Stage show, then move on to the finals of the national NewSong Contest, during the Mountain Stage NewSong
Festival, Aug. 24 to 28 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The Regional Round finalists are:
Nelson Emokpae, Baltimore, MD
Kemp Harris of Washington, D.C.
Daniel Lee, of Oakton, VA
Leah Morgan, McLean, VA
Robin Wynn, Charlottesville, VA

Bruce Hornsby, Sweet Honey In The Rock

The Disability Rights Concert
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby and very special guests Sweet Honey In The Rock
Benefiting ADA Watch and the National Coalition for Disability Rights
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Come listen to great music by Grammy®-Award winning artists supporting the human rights of children and adults
with disabilities. Featuring a rare solo performance by Bruce Hornsby, and a special performance by Sweet Honey
in the Rock -- one week before the debut of their nationally televised PBS Special. VSA Arts singer and songwriter
Laura Dodd will open the show, which will recognize the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Benefit Concert Tickets
Click here to buy now!

Pre-Concert Reception and Artist "Meet and Greet" tickets are also available, for more information visit www.adawatch.org

22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

The Songwriters’ Association of Washington presents the 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest,
one of the longest-running contests in the nation. The competition is designed to afford rising
songwriters from throughout the world and in a wide variety of genres, the opportunity to receive
awards and exposure in an environment of peer competition. Amateur status required. Special SAW
membership offer and entry discounts for SAW members. Categories: Gospel/inspirational; R&B/rap/
hiphop/dance/urban/go-go; Folk/acoustic; Adult contemporary/soft rock; Rock/alternative; Pop; Country/bluegrass; Jazz/blues/instrumental; Children’s; Open (novelty, seasonal, theater, world, latin,
reggae, all others not listed above). Submission deadline: August 15, 2005. Two winners in each of
ten categories will be awarded prizes, offered performance opportunity at Awards Night Gala and inclusion
on a Winners CD. Grand prize is $1000. Sponsored by Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW), in conjunction with BMI, Oasis CD Manufacturing, Mary Cliff, Sonicbids, TAXI, Omega Recording Studios and Songwriters Market. Surround-Sound Mix Grand Prize provided by Human Factor, LLC. Go to (http://www.saw.org) to print out a brochure/entry form or request one by mail. Phone: (301)654-8434.
Email: masc@saw.org. Entries also being accepted through Sonicbids at www.sonicbids.com/midatlanticsong.

New Blues Showcase Every Wednesday Night

CHIEF IKE’S MAMBO ROOM 1725 Columbia Rd NW (Adams Morgan)

Robert Lighthouse
Like he came in out of a Mississippi time warp" - BLUES ACCESS MAGAZINE
plays delta blues like the great masters" - HOHNER HARMONICA CO.
"A supremely talented bluesman/mercurial talents "- BLUES & RHYTHM
"Dexterous guitar and awesome harp tone" - BALTIMORE BLUES SOCIETY
"Powerful and hypnotic" - IL BLUES, ITALY
Wednesday 6/15 Robert Solo Accoustic NO COVER
Wednesday 6/22 - Right on Rhythm Artist Showcase Special Event
Robert with special guests
Mark Wenner & Roy Carrier
$10 cover
Roy Carrier is now regarded as the Elder Statesman of Blues based Louisiana Zydeco.
The only man who can carry on the Clifton Chenier tradition as accurately or as passionately. (REAL BLUES MAGAZINE)
The term "Living Legend" is often too loosely used, but I can think of no more apt description for Roy Carrier, a man who gloriously upholds the Zydeco traditions forged by artists like Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis (Blues in Britain)
DC has a vibrant Blues/Roots music scene and for almost 35 years Mark Wenner has been right in the middle of it. As a founding member of The Nighthawks, Mark Wenner has nurtured and promoted the music and musicians of the area and in the process helped introduce to DC such national stars as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Cray Stevie Ray Vaughn.

WAMA CD Project
Committee members needed to help produce DCCD8 - a compilation of Washington music.
Contact Skip Daly skip@bosmusic.com

Songcamp in the Mountains
July 11-16, 2005 - Charlottesville, VA
Six-Day Intensive with Paul Reisler, Julie Portman,
John McCutcheon and Special Guests
Songwriting - Performance - Creativity - Community
THE MOST IN-DEPTH SONGWRITING CAMP in the nation will explore the magical interaction of words and music,
how they fit together, how they inspire one another, and how they work together to create the powerful experience of
a great song.

* Daily classes with Paul Reisler on the following topics: melody, rhythm, dramatic structure, chord changes,
music theory, creativity, lyric mastery, poetic technique, creative response, open tunings, songwriting with
kids, unified music & words and other topics.
* Daily performance classes with actress/director Julie Portman and special Life Stories workshop
* Registration limited to 25 students for personalized instruction
* For songwriters at all levels . . . beginners to professionals
* Lodging and meals available on-site at the beautiful campus of the Blue Ridge School
* Training to become a qualified Kid Pan Alley songwriting teacher.

PAUL REISLER, one of the most popular songwriting teachers in the country, is a composer, songwriter, teacher,
recording artist, performer, leader of Trapezoid and founder of the Kid Pan Alley? children’s songwriting project. He
just completed a Kid Pan Alley CD in Nashville that features some of that city’s finest artists including Amy Grant,
Delbert McClinton, Kix Brooks, Suzy Bogguss and others. His new band, Paul Reisler and a Thousand Questions
featuring Howard Levy, Angela Kaset and Ysaye Barnwell have just released an album of his songs called At Night
the Roses Tango . http://www.paulreisler.com - http://www.kidpanalley.org

JULIE PORTMAN is a playwright, actress, director, singer and teacher. Julie has received numerous awards including
an Obie award and a Fulbright Grant to India. Julie teaches performance at several songwriting schools around the country
including Rocky Mountain Song School, and the Utah Song School. Many songwriters taken her Life Stories workshops
that use personal narrative to create artistic work. http://www.kitheatre.com

JOHN MCCUTCHEON is one of America’s most respected and loved folksingers, songwriters, instrumentalists and community organizers As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His twenty-four recordings have garnered every imaginable honor, including five Grammy nominations. And
his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers. http://www.folkmusic.com

COST: $525 ($450 if received by June 15, 2005 -- $30 discount for SAW members)
FOOD/LODGING: Semi-private dorm room w/meals (lunch Monday through lunch Saturday). $245
REGISTRATION: To register, send deposit of $150 made out to Ki Theatre Songcamp to PO Box 203, Washington, VA 22747
or call 540 987 3164 for credit card registration. Please include all your contact information (including email) and let us know if
you want housing or are a SAW member.

For more information please call 301-689-8034 http://www.kitheatre.com
or email songcamps@kitheatre.com

Strathmore Announces Local Performer Auditions
To Be Held this Summer

Strathmore seeks talented local performers in the Washington D.C. area (including
Maryland and Virginia) to apply for auditions. These auditions will identify performers for concerts and festivals presented by Strathmore throughout the 2005-2006 season. Interested musicians should send a package, including a CD, biography, and performance history of the last 18 months, to the attention of the Strathmore Local Performer Auditions, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Packages should be postmarked no later than Monday, June 20.
Artists selected from this application will be contacted for live auditions at the Music Center at Strathmore, Room 402 on Monday, July 11, Tuesday, July 12 and Friday, July 15.
The auditions are open to residents of Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia who are selected from the initial application period. Musicians of all ages and musical interests are invited to submit materials.

For more information, please call (301) 581-5237 or visit www.strathmore.org. There is no charge to apply.

About Strathmore
Strathmore nurtures art, artists, and community through creative and diverse programming of the highest quality and is home to the new Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Mansion at Strathmore is located at 10701 Rockville Pike (Route 355), in North Bethesda, MD and The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane (next to the Mansion). Both venues are immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro's Red Line. There is no charge for admission to The Mansion at Strathmore. For further information call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Production Workshop
All you wanted to know about recording but didn't know what to ask.

Producer Ron Kearns will hold another "hands on" production workshop designed to give those who have little or no experience recording an opportunity to experience being in a recording setting. Ron and engineer Jon Miller will take participants through a series of activities such as mic selection, format selection, budget development and other pertinent aspects of record production. The workshop will be held at FOXHAVEN Studios, Olney, MD, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Registration is $50.00 per participant ($35.00 for current WAMA members) and $150.00 for a band (four members maximum). For more information contact Ron Kearns at dcsax@aol.com.

Money for Dancers, Musicians and Writers

$5000 fellowship grants available for performing artists (dance, theater, music, interdisciplinary & multidisciplinary)
and writers (poets, fiction, essays, screenplays, dramatic writing, translations). Deadline June 15, 2005. Download
an application at http://dcarts.dc.gov.

MTV and Youth Venture Announce New Grant Program for Young People
Think MTV
MTV has announced the launch of its new pro-social initiative, Think MTV, is designed to inform and
empower young people to take action on social issues. MTV and Youth Venture are teaming up to
offer up to $1,000 each week to young people who are making a difference by creating and leading their
own ongoing organizations, clubs or businesses that address a need in their community.

The program is open to groups of two or more individuals who are legal residents of the United States and
at least thirteen years of age or older at time of entry. Link for application: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/2275/youth
Deadline: Rolling, through December 31, 2005

B-Girl Manifesto's

This week long festival, Can a Sista Rock a Mic, will feature musical performances, art exhibits, and the hottest
acts in the Washington, DC area. Culminating this week long festival, we will feature a benefit concert and gala
to benefit the African American Music Association & The D.C. Children's Trust Fund.

Can a Sista Rock a Mic, will feature local, national and international women performers and media artists. The
week celebrates the convergence of women in music, dance, spoken word, media arts and community activism
in today’s urban environment.

June 19th
Bonus Days: June 20, June 21

Check out the brand new site at http://www.bgirlmanifesto.com
Can A Sista Rock A Mic? - is a week long spin-off of the monthly B-Girl Manifesto showcase series which is
happening June 12, 2005 thru June 21, 2005

Local Notes:

Fools and Horses, will be showcasing at the Millenium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA on Fri. June 24,
10:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. They are currently recording at Wrightway Studios and will performing
at Pentagon Rowe on Thurs. June 30, a Z104 event . For more information check out www.foolsandhorses.net
Diana Stagnato, More Music Group, 703.690.8329

Chris Huntington a professional musician, songwriter, producer, engineer and author from Baltimore,
MD (studied at Peabody Institute, and toured / recorded with many nationally renowned artists currently
touring with The Crawdaddies) and his wife Anne Marr-Huntington (graduated from VCU and MD Institute
of Art Masters program) have written a Children's book series with audio CD called "The Life of Riley". They
are short stories based on their little white dog named Riley who can't seem to stay out of trouble. The first
story The Life of Riley “Turkey Tales” was released in January 2005 and has just been awarded a full endorsement
with KidsFirst Coalition for Quality Children's Media. Check out www.thelifeofrileyonline.com or
www.headonentertainment.com for more info.

DreamSound Studio is a 3500 square foot professional, digital recording studio and rehearsal space located at
8800 Commerce Ct. in Manassas, VA. Rehearsal rooms are outfitted with full PA Mackie/JBL systems and
Pacific drum kits. The digital recording studio is a Pro Tools based HD-2 system with unlimited plug-in capability.
Call today (703) 365-9788 to book time in the rehearsal rooms or studio. www.dreamsoundmusic.com

RadioClarendon to Begin Multi-channel Webcasting.

RadioClarendon is your non profit internet community working to make Clarendon everyone's local town.
The station does not take advertising but does have underwriting possibilities and accept grants.

Radioclarendon@gmail.com, Radio Clarendon, PO Box 101384, Arlington, VA 22210

Classified Advertising

WANTED: Composer (piano, guitar) to write musical accompaniment for
lyrics that encompass folk, rock, blues, and country.Have been published
and am now seriously trying to find tunes for my words. Some songs more
geared towards women, but some gender-free. NO BIG EGOS, PLEASE.
Respond to : devmc@earthlink.net

It's Not All Bling-Bling In the World of Hip Hop

Brooklyn, New York January 7, 2005- Big Island Interactive releases Underground Masters DVD.
This DVD gives viewers a sobering look into the world of underground Hip Hop. “If you can’t shine in the underground,
then you’ll never make it out.” says Executive Producer/Director, “Big Herv”. Through amazingly candid interviews and
behind the scenes footage, Hip Hop artists reveal the secrets of staying alive in the cutthroat world known as the
underground and tell us what it takes to break into the mainstream.

Underground Masters DVD features a who’s who of the underground. The cast includes a diverse group of artists
such as: Jean Grae - a rising star and honorary member of The Roots, 9th Wonder - Producer on Jay-Z’s Black
Album/member of Little Brother, Grammy Award winner Ladybug Mecca, formerly of Diggable Planets, making
her return to the industry, world famous DJ Kid Capri, B-Boy legend Frosty Freeze and the legendary Masta Ace.

In Underground Masters DVD, the artists themselves examine the world of underground Hip Hop. Candid interviews,
behind the scenes footage and impromptu freestyles form the backdrop for a compelling and honest view into the
grind that many underground artists deal with. Often referred to as the “game”, the business of Hip Hop is not for
the faint of heart. What is often referred to as a game, is indeed the exact opposite. The underground is full of
challenges, dead ends and politics that test the mettle of even the most veteran artist. Underground Masters DVD
packs plenty of gritty freestyle sessions, where artists spit out their hearts in fiery, unrehearsed performances.
Underground Masters’ dynamic and straightforward coverage of the underground, makes this DVD an instant classic.
Underground Masters DVD also features new street stars on the “come up”, hoping to make a name for themselves.
Is the next Jay-Z or Eminem among these unknowns?

DVD Chapters include:
“The Beginning”, “For The Love”, “The Challenge”, “The Industry”, “Words Of Wisdom”

Special Features include:
“Extended Interviews”, “Underground Music Videos”, “Deleted Scenes”,
“Bonus Footage”, “Exclusive Freestyle Sessions”

Partial Cast Listing:
Little Brother, Jean Grae, Masta Ace, Ladybug Mecca, Dame Grease & The Lenox Avenue Boyz,
Thirstin Howl III, Sean Price, Rock, DJ Rondevu, Percee P, Akrobatik, The Wonder Twinz, Tonedeff,
Pack FM, Session, Kid Capri, Grand Agent, Doujah Raze, Storm The Unpredictable, Jaz-O, 24K,
Triple Seis, Lord Have Mercy, Musik G & The Underground Army, Frosty Freeze, Poison Pen, Wise Intelligent

About Big Island Interactive
Big Island Interactive, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a full service contractor, focusing on Digital Media and Computer Technology. Underground Masters DVD is the first in a planned series of DVD’s targeted toward the Urban Marketplace.

Underground Masters DVD is available now online at www.undergroundmasters.com.
Distribution inquiries are welcome.

For additional information contact:
Big Herv
Executive Producer
Underground Masters DVD
E-mail: bigherv@undergroundmasters.com
Web Site: www.undergroundmasters.com
Voice: 347-385-4360

OasisCD News

Rachel Bissex, a favorite customer, fellow musician and friend was taken from us on February 20, 2005,
a victim of breast cancer. Shortly before she died she told her friends how concerned she was about getting
her children, Emma and Matt, through college. We said that we would do everything in our power to enable
them to graduate.

Happily, we've got some extraordinary help: Rachel and her music are beloved by some of the great talents
of the acoustic-music world. And so putting together a tribute CD was nothing if not a no-brainer. And what a
CD it is proving to be!

People recording Rachel's songs for this tribute include Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, The Kennedys, Ruthie Foster, Tracy Grammer, Tret Fure, Jennifer Kimball, Greg Greenway and many, many other notables (more, unfortunately, than can possibly squeeze onto one star-studded disc. Not that they aren't trying; Tom Prasada Rao is the producer blending together this remarkable trans-continental recording extravaganza.)

Just as incredibly, all recording, production, manufacturing and publicity costs have been donated--it has been a true community undertaking. The result? Absolutely all funds raised will go to the scholarship fund for these two children!

And what are we asking from you? Only this: we'd like you to pre-order one of these tribute CDs: Remembering Rachel. Not only will you receive great music and help out a wonderful cause, but in gratitude for your early assistance we have printed and arranged to have you receive at no extra charge a gorgeous special poster featuring a painting that SONiA of disappear fear created to commemorate this CD. It's yours for being one of the first 500 to pre-order this CD online.

The cost? $15 plus shipping. The reward? For that small price you'll have an incredible CD and a beautiful, memorable poster. And as soon as we sell the first 2000 of these we will have made Rachel's last wish come true. Now that's an unbeatable offer.

Please visit rachelbissex.org (that's dot ORG) today.

Oasis friends, thanks so much for considering this! -- The gang at Oasis.

Sad News from Sam's House & Annie Sidley

Dear friends, Ted Ray passed away on Monday, June 6th at 12:00 at Washington Adventist Hospital. He had been
in the hospital for a week with pneumonia and died as a result of complications. His illness progressed very suddenly
and he was unaware of how sick he really was. The greatest joys in his life were his friends and his music and he loved
them both with great richness and generosity. There are no words to express our feelings of emptiness and loss. Ted
was the kindest, most gentle person I have ever known. He was truly everyone's friend and never hesitated to help his
friends and family in times of need. I hope that all of us who loved Ted will offer help and prayers to his family, especially
his father, Theodore Ray Jr. and cousin Ron Fenwick who have seen Ted through so many health- related difficulties in
the past year. May all of us who loved Ted offer each other strength and compassion in this difficult time and keep alive
the joy and kindness that was Teddy's gift to us all. Memorial arrangements will be announced in the next few days and
we will pass on the information as soon as plans are confirmed. I would like to offer you these words in remembrance of
Ted and our continuing connection with him:
This body is not me
I am not limited by this body
I am life without boundaries
I have never been born and I have never died
Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars
Manifestations of my wondrous true mind
Since before time I have been free
Birth and death are simply doors through which we pass
Sacred thresholds on our journey
Birth and death are just a game of hide and seek
So smile to me, laugh with me, hold my hand
Let us say goodbye
Let us say goodbye that we meet again tomorrow
We meet today, we meet tomorrow
We meet at the source, every moment
We meet in all forms of life
-Thich Nhat Hahn

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