21st Annual Wammies™
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Media is Invited to Nominate
In an effort to expand the reach of the Nominations, WAMA will accept nominations
from certain non member experts and members of the press on our media list.
Your Nominations Count
Take time to read the Wammies Nomination & Voting Rules included in your ballot..
WAMA Members Decide
As with any voting process, the more people who participate, the more representative
the results. Your nominations are very important. Even if you are only familiar with
a handful of artists in just a few categories, send in your ballot - it counts. Sometimes
only a few votes can make the difference of an artist being added to the final ballot.
Looking for hints and suggestions:
Members are encouraged to make use of the Washington Post MP3 site,
washingtonpost.com/mp3, to search for nominees. Members are also encouraged to upload
their music as soon as possible.
Wammies Music Registry
If you are like many WAMA members, you might have difficulty
remembering all of the music that has been released during the
Wammies eligibility period. To help with nominating, refer to the
Product Registry database. The information is online to assist
with the nomination process. You can submit release information by
clicking here. The link can also be found on the Wammies
main page at http://www.wamadc.com. While a release doesn't have to
be in the list to qualify, we hope it with assist will filling out the nomination ballot.
Got a MySpace page?
So does WAMA. Be WAMA's "friend" on MySpace and
then post comments on the WAMA MySpace page to let others know what
you're up to with your music. http://myspace.com/wamadc
You can discover lots of DC artists on the WAMA CDbaby Gallery.
CDbaby offers a $5 per song discount to WAMA members.
Yes, you can self nominate, but it takes many nominations to have your name placed on the
final ballot. One nomination or a few nominations is not enough to qualify for the final ballot.
Many people who nominate themselves receive only one or two nominations and therefore do not
qualify for the ballot. Those nominations could have been put to better use.
Do you have a realistic chance to be a nominee? If not, nominate the artist(s) you believe have
made the most significant career gains. Your nomination could possibly be the deciding vote for
another nominee. That will go a long way toward maintaining the integrity of the voting process.
WAMA strongly encourages you to nominate more than just yourself.
* Ray Jozwiak Put a Finger on It is the third of Ray’s all-original, solo piano compositions and improvisations which he calls Gonzo Piano. Ray says, “Gonzo is more than just a bird-like Muppet character on Sesame Street. Merriam- Webster online defines Gonzo as: idiosyncratically subjective but engagé (This is clearly a post-Hunter Thompson dictionary entry.) I’ve ‘borrowed’ the term to describe the solo, piano music I’ve been making recently and have been using it to promote and expose it (the music, that is) online, in the press, on lavatory stall walls and wherever else I am able. I’ve been fortunate enough to be named Baltimore's Best Lounge Pianist 2005 by Baltimore Magazine."
* The Robyn Helzner Trio announced the release of their latest recording of world Jewish music, "Signs and Wonders." The CD release party will be on Sunday, October 22, at Temple Sinai in Washington, DC (3100 Military Road, NW). The Trio will present a concert at 3:00 PM, followed by a gala reception from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. The CD is also available at www.helzner.com. 202-363-6394
* WAMA member Al McKegg has released Al’s All-Nite Diner, a collection of original songs. Three years in the making, the CD was primarily recorded at Hit and Run Recording with Steve Carr at the controls. Production work was shared by Christina Van Norman and Billy Kemp. The album includes instrumental contributions from Ira Gitlin, Akira Otsuka, John Thomakos, Dave Giegerich, Justin Crown, Mike Cerri, Freebo, and WAMA Musician of the Year Dave Chappell. It’s available at www.McKegg.com The CD cover was designed and photographed by David Hartge.
* WAMA / SAW / BSA member Richard Walton and his original jazz group celebrated the release of it's 4th CD release, "Junction," with a very successful concert with national acclaimed guitarist Carl Filipiak (and his accomplished group). This outdoor jazz concert was sponsored by the folks at Chapelgate Church. "Junction" features the creative talents of group members David Meer (guitars), Eric Robertson (drums), Drew Davidsen (more guitars), Mitchell Shaivitz (percussion), Richard (bass guitars/production) and Jacob Yoffee (saxophones). This CD is a total group effort; with everyone writing & arranging. For the first time, the group has recorded a 'cover song,' Stevie Wonder's beautiful "Golden Lady, which originally appeared on his 1973 masterpiece release "Innervisions." Special guests include Tom Alonso (composer/recording artist) , David Bach (composer/recording artist), David Krug (current RWG saxophonist/composer), Joe Spatarella (recording artist/ BSA VP) and Rick Witkowski (Kathy Troccoli, Crack The Sky, B.E. Taylor, etc) .The multi-talented John Grant at Secret Sound provided the stellar mixes, with most tracks recorded and pre-produced at Walton's home studio, The Pond.
* The Rick Whitehead Trio (Rick on guitar, John Previti on bass and Barry Hart on drums) just released their 3rd CD. Titled "So There We Were..." it finds the trio at their bopping best. Rick's guitar riffs dazzle, John's bass lines groove and Barry's steady rhythms on the drums provides the "Hart-beat" of the trio. Outstanding takes on Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" and Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple," has Rick performing on his Strat and John on his electric bass. CD photos by Michael Stewart. Graphics by Chris Abshire (Intune Graphics).
CD available from http://www.cdbaby.com for $15. Check out the trio's website at http://www.rickwhiteheadguitar.com.
* One Horse Town's official Loudoun County cd release performance (full band show), Thursday, November 2nd 8pm-10:30 at The Beautiful South, 17416 Colonial Highway at the Intersection of Hamilton Station Road, Hamilton, VA Tickets are $8.00 cash at the door.
However, IF you would like to reserve a table, you must call ahead and give a CC number to hold only. Contact Adonis at The Beautiful South (540) 338-7335 or go to One Horse Town website for details at www.onehorsetownband.com
Workshops, Conventions, Grants,
Wolf Trap Foundation Internships
Upcoming application deadline: NOV. 1, 2006, (for the spring period Jan.-April). Offer an opportunity for hands-on training and experience in arts administration, education, and technical theater. Interns work side-by-side with professionals. A few of the categories of focus include: Directing; Stage Management; Scenic/Prop Painting; Costuming; Graphic Design; Photography; and Publications. Designed for undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of one year of study, graduate students, recent graduates, and those currently enrolled in a degree program who are changing careers. Internships are 12 weeks in length. The fall and spring programs are part-time (up to 24 hours per week) and the summer program is full-time (40 plus hours per week). Interns are responsible for their own housing, with housing and transportation stipends available. For more information, contact: Internship Program, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182; Phone: (703) 255-1933 or (800) 404-8461; email: http://www.wolftrap.org/interns/interns.html .
John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Deadline: December 15, 06. Seeks entries in Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children’s music. Open to amateur and professional songwriters. Instrumental compositions are encouraged. $30 fee/song. $5,000 and prizes. Contact: JLSC, 620 Freylinghuysen Ave. Ste. 801, Newark, NJ 07114 or 888.884.5572 or email@example.com or www.jlsc.com.
Jim Morrison Lecture
Mark Opsasnick will present a lecture entitled “Jim Morrison of the Doors: His Teen Years in the Washington Metropolitan Area” at the 33rd Annual Conference on Washington, D.C. Historical Studies. The conference will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (901 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.) on Saturday, October 28, 2006. The presentation will begin at 9:30am in the Peabody Room. Following the lecture will be a presentation by filmmaker Jeff Krulik, The Films of George T. Merriken, and then a photo/slide presentation/talk by John Earnshaw, The Lost Downtown. For information visit http://dclibrary.org/ or call 202 727-1213.
Grants For Using Music to Teach Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants are available for the incorporation of music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics. Maximum Award: $3,000. Eligibility: current NCTM members or those who teach in a school with a current NCTM school membership and currently teach mathematics or collaborate with teachers of mathematics. Deadline: November 3, 2006.
For information: http://news.publiceducation.org/t/5780/209569/183/0/
Small Projects Grant Program
The Small Projects Program (SPP) offers grants up to $1,000 to individual artists and arts organizations. The program seeks to make grant funds more accessible for small-scale arts projects. Projects may include but are not limited to:
·Assistance in fundraising, marketing and management
·Documentation of artistic activities through photography, brochures, portfolios and demo tapes
·Conferences, workshops or seminars that will enhance artistic and professional development
Funding for this program is offered three times during the fiscal year.
Upcoming deadlines for Small Projects Program: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 7 pm.
Visit http://dcarts.dc.gov for an application.
Free Publicity At Washington DC Convention & Tourism Site
Washington DC Convention & Tourism will list your event on their website that is visited by thousands of tourist's daily.
In order to list an event:
Go to http://www.washington.org
Click on the "Event" link on the top right navigation
Click on "Submit an Event"
Complete the form and hit submit
Someone in their office will review the submission within 48 hours and the event will then appear online. If you have any further questions, email Jennifer@Washington.org.
Free Listings On DC Government City Wide Calendar
The DC Government Citywide Calendar lists local events. Go to: http://app.calendar.dc.gov/dayView.aspx ... lCenters=0
On the lower right hand side, click on "Send Us Information About Your Event" and follow the instructions.
GRANT FUNDING SOURCES
Search DC Grants Database
The Office of Partnerships and Grants Development (OPGD) provides users with a database of current city, federal and foundation grant opportunities available to DC-area nonprofits and community-based organizations. Users may view all grant listings or perform searches based on one of the following: grant title, grantor type, issue area, or grant ID.
View the database at http://app.opgd.dc.gov/grantautomation/grantfinder.asp
Receive a Free Weekly RFP Bulletin from the Foundation Center
The RFP Bulletin is a publication of the Foundation Center and lists grant opportunities in the region and the country.. To search or browse the bulletin visit: http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/. To subscribe visit: http://fdncenter.org/newsletters/
Creative Industry Reports
Do you know how many arts-related businesses are located in your area? The Creative Industries Reports for all 7,400 State Legislative Districts are available at: www.AmericansForTheArts.org/CreativeInd ... eDistricts.
Visit the website to download the Creative Industries State Legislative District Reports.
Each three-page report contains a color map of the district, a table listing the number of Creative Industries businesses and employees in the district, and a table summarizing the percentage of change from 2004 to 2006 in Creative Industries businesses and employees. The reports are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and are free of charge.
The Fourth Annual Dave Daly Memorial Benefit Concert
will be held at Jammin Java (Vienna, VA) on Saturday November 18.
The event will start at 1:00 pm and run until 4:30 pm. The proceeds will be
donated to MMA Research (www.mmaresearch.com).
This year's line-up is great, and features former Spin Doctors front-man
Chris Barron, upcoming singer/songwriter sensation Edie Carey,
Philadelphia's Chris Kasper, and Boston band Oneside.
Hip-Hop Figure Killed After He Chased Tow Truck
By Eric Rich and Hamil R. Harris
The tow truck came yesterday in the dead of night, neighbors and police said, snatching music producer Raymond Brown's Chrysler 300 from outside the home he and his new wife shared on a cul-de-sac in Prince George's County.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... ailarticle