FREE DENTAL CLINIC FOR NY-AREA
MUSICIANS AND MUSIC INDUSTRY
MusiCares Dental Clinic
January 14, 2010
9:30 AM - 4PM
MusiCares, in conjunction with the AFM Local 802
and Smile New York, is proud to offer New York City
area musicians and music industry professionals
the opportunity to participate in our dental clinic.
Services will include a dental exam, simple cleaning
and bitewing x-rays. These services will be
provided FREE OF CHARGE to pre-screened,
pre-approved music professionals with limited
income upon establishing eligibility. A minimum of
five years documented career history or credit on at
least six recorded tracks/videos is required.
Space is limited. For more information, contact
MusiCares toll-free at 877.303.6962 or via e-mail to
JONATHAN KANTOR QUINTET
Featuring KENNY WERNER, ALEX
SIPIAGIN, GERALD CANNON &
BLUE NOTE DEBUT & DEMO
RELEASE Monday, January 18, 2010
Sets @ 8:00pm & 10:30pm
New York - Jonathan Kantor, an
up-and-coming tenor saxophone
and clarinetist on the New York jazz
scene, was born in Allentown, PA in
December, 1983. Since arriving in
New York in 2006, Kantor has
recorded, performed and studied
with some of the world's finest jazz musicians,
including Chris Potter, Kenny Werner, Jean
Michel-Pilc, Lenny Pickett and Joe Lovano, to
name a few. In addition to his work as a performer
and composer, Kantor is an avid writer and has
worked with numerous jazz historians, including
Nat Hentoff, who called Kantor "an important part
of the jazz life."
In December 2009, Kantor recorded a studio
album of original compositions and arrangements.
The recording features Kantor on clarinet and
tenor saxophone alongside trumpeter David
Smith, pianist Mike Eckroth, bassist Jerry De
Vore, and drummer Joe Abbatantuono.
Ever since the age of 5, Kantor has been
performing music in front of audiences, often
alongside his identical twin brother David Kantor,
a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in
In high school, Kantor studied classical clarinet,
but after hearing the music of Stan Getz, Charlie
Parker, John Coltrane and other jazz greats, he
was ready to commit fully to jazz and the tenor
saxophone. His talent and passion for jazz quickly
became apparent, as he won a number of awards
and scholarships, including the Louis Armstrong
Jazz Award and The Presidential Arts Scholarship
at The George Washington University (GWU) in
Washington, DC proved to be a vital training
ground for Kantor, who studied History during the
day at GWU and played in the D.C. jazz clubs at
night. There, Kantor performed extensively with
the Matt Grason Quintet, Origem, and other
groups and made appearances with Wynton
Marsalis, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Neil Sedaka
and Carol Channing at famous DC venues like
HR-57, Blues Alley, Lisner Auditorium, and the
Kantor graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A.
in History from GWU in 2006 and was the
recipient of the Barry Manilow Award for
Excellence in Music. Though jazz remained the
focus, Kantor tried his hand at classical
composition and performed as a guest clarinetist
with the Bermuda Philharmonic during this time.
Immediately after graduating from GWU, Kantor
moved to New York to pursue a Master's Degree
in Jazz Performance and Composition at NYU
where he will graduate in 2010. Recently, Kantor
played clarinet in Kenny Werner’s new large
ensemble recording “No Beginning, No End,”
which will be released on Half Note Records in
Kantor recorded a demo CD of his original
material that can be listened to in the LISTEN
section at www.jonathankantorjazz.com/live
$10 @ table / $5 @ bar
The Blue Note; 131 W 3rd. St, New York, NY
Doors open at 6pm. There is a $5 food/beverage
minimum. For reservations, call 212-475-8592 or
visit our website at www.bluenotejazz.com
Fantasia For Real
to Premiere on VH1
Monday January 11
New York - As the season begins, Fantasia is in the
studio recording her hot new track, "Move On Me."
And with six people living off her dwindling income, she
needs a hit... now!
Back at her sprawling North Carolina mansion is the
entire Barrino clan. And when Fantasia and her
manager, Brian go on the road to test her new song,
Fantasia hopes that her no-nonsense Aunt Bunny will
keep the homefront in order.
But when her under-employed, over-confident brother
Tiny gets a brilliant idea to convert the pool house into
a recording studio, all heck breaks lose.
14 Celebrities Take On Donald Trump In
The Boardroom For 3RD Season
APPRENTICE Sunday, March 14, 2010
New York - The celebrities will compete in business
driven tasks around New York City using their fame,
rolodexes and their business acumen to win weekly
tasks and money to donate to their favorite
charities, while ultimately battling with each other to
stay out of the boardroom and avoid hearing those
dreaded words "You're Fired!"
Returning back to the boardroom are Trump's
children (and colleagues) Ivanka and Donald Trump
Jr., alongside longtime Trump Organization
employee and "Apprentice" advisor George Ross.
14 Celebrities Announced:
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Bret Michaels - Musician
Carol Leifer - Comedienne/Writer
Curtis Stone - Chef
Cyndi Lauper - Singer
Darryl Strawberry - Baseball Player
Goldberg - Wrestler
Holly Robinson Peete - Actress
Maria Kanellis - Wrestler
Michael Johnson - Olympian
Rod Blagojevich - Politician
Selita Ebanks - Model
Sharon Osbourne - Music Manager/TV Personality
Sinbad - Comedian
Summer Sanders - Olympian
Fox Searchlight 2010 Preview
OUR FAMILY WEDDING photo credit: Scott Garfield
OUR FAMILY WEDDING Release: March 12, 2010
Written and Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
Produced by: Steven J. Wolfe, Edward Saxon
Cast: Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia,
Lance, Regina King, Anjelah Johnson, Fred Armisen
In this clash-of-cultures comedy, two overbearing dads
must put aside their differences to plan the wedding of
their son and daughter in less than two weeks.
Thurs., Apr. 15, 2010 8PM
Ben Webster & Lester Young Centennial
Concert Featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano,
Harry Allen, Jeb Patton, David Wong, Winard
Harper. JACK KLEINSINGER Presents
Highlights In JAZZ New York's Longest
Running Jazz Concert Series (37 years)
TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College,
199 Chambers Street
TRIBECA Box Office at (212) 220-1460
SPYRO GYRA &
March 25, 8:00PM
AL JARREAU &
March 27, 8:00PM
PATTI AUSTIN &
TUCK AND PATTI
March 28, 7:30PM
She was the mastermind behind the hit theatrical
productions, Real Men Pray, I Won’t Be The Other Woman,
Why Good Girls Like Bad Boyz, If These Hips Could Talk
and My Sweet Potato Pie which starred Terri J. Vaughn
from the Steve Harvey show, double-platinum R&B
recording artist Ginuwine and the legendary Sherman
Hemsley star of the hit TV show The Jeffersons. Most
recently Dunlap served as playwright and producer of My
Brother Marvin, a dramatic story of Marvin Gaye’s life as
seen through the eyes of his sister Zeola Gaye.
If These Hips Could Talk was one of the longest running
shows in urban theater history, completing a two year run.
It starred some of Hollywood’s premiere African-American
actors, among them, legendary actor Billy Dee Willams,
Robin Givens, Tichina Arnold of Martin and Everybody
Hates Chris fame, Darrin Dewitt Henson from Showtime’s
Soulfood and Stomp The Yard, LisaRaye of UPN’s All of
Us and comedian John Henton who played Overton
Wakefield Jones on UPN’s Living Single.
If These Hips Could Talk and Why Good Girls Like Bad
Boyz, are currently being adapted into feature films.
On March 23, 2010 at the Detroit, Michigan Music Hall
Angela Barrow-Dunlap and Ladies First Entertainment will
debut an inspirational play based on true events called
Church Girl, starring among others are Robin Givens,
Karen Clark-Sheard and A'NGELA WINBUSH It will then
continue on a national tour.
Slated for 2011 is the epic musical He Lives featuring an
outstanding musical score composed by Billy Osborne
and produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Terry
Lewis. He Lives is the amazing story of Jesus as told by
his disciple Matthew.
A go-getter by nature, Barrow-Dunlap’s aspirations
include building a school for the arts. With a strong desire
to give back to the community. She currently hosts an
urban youth theatre workshop called Big Starz, the goal is
to discover and enrich the talent of others and to cultivate
the next generation of theatrical gifts.
According to Barrow-Dunlap, her extended vision is to lay
a foundation by establishing a national platform, which
will promote unification and cultivation, within the
Whatever the key is to achieving
unrelenting theatrical success she’s
found it. To industry insiders she’s most
commonly known as The Doctor Meet
NEW YORK March 17, 2010 -
Whatever the key is to
theatrical success, she’s
found it. To industry insiders,
she’s most commonly
known as “The Doctor”…the
"Play" doctor to be exact.
Having conceptualized and
perfected the secret to
creating theatrical magic,
she is an infinite creative
source of knowledge on the
inside track, with a finger on
the pulse of the African-
Angela Barrow-Dunlap is
president and founder of
Ladies First Entertainment,
based in Detroit, Michigan.
A MOTHER’S COURAGE
TALKING BACK TO AUTISM CHARTS
THE JOURNEY OF A MOTHER
SEARCHING TO UNLOCK HER
AUTISTIC SON’S MIND
When the Documentary DEBUTS
APRIL 2, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
A MOTHER'S COURAGE:
TALKING BACK TO
AUTISM: Margret & Keli.
NEW YORK, March 17, 2010
Kate Winslet narrates film,
debuting on International
Autism Awareness Day.
Margret, whose ten-year-old
son Keli is severely autistic,
has tried a number of
treatments to help her son.
Consumed by an unquench-
able thirst for knowledge about
this mysterious and complex
condition, she travels from her
home in Iceland to the United
States and Europe, meeting scientists and other experts,
as well as other families
touched by autism.
Margret connects with families of autistic children, who
share stories of their efforts to help their kids interact with
the world around them. Many of their
accounts echo her own struggles, including the endless
doctor visits and experiments
with different treatments, the complication of doing
everyday tasks, and the inability to
communicate with their children, perhaps the most painful
and frustrating aspect of autism.
She learns how the brains of autistic children differ from
“normal” children and discovers new
techniques that could offer a promising future for children
with autism, including her son.
One in 150 children is diagnosed with autism every year,
with boys outnumbering girls four to one.
A MOTHERʼS COURAGE:TALKING BACK TO AUTISM
debuts FRIDAY, APRIL 2 (6:00-7:45 p.m. ET/PT),
International Autism Awareness Day, exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: April 7 (10:30 a.m.), 8 (7:00 p.m.), 10
(9:45 a.m.), 13 (10:15 a.m.) and 18 (2:15 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 7 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (6:15 a.m.)
Directed by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (the Oscar® nominee
“Children of Nature”).While she holds no unrealistic
expectations for her son Keli, Margret worries that he may
never be self-sufficient or express himself normally.
Esteemed Broadcast Journalist Ed Gordon
Returns to BET Networks' News Division
NEW YORK March 17, 2010 - Award
winning broadcast journalist, Ed
Gordon will make his return to BET
Networks' news division.
Gordon, a well seasoned anchor,
reporter, interviewer, radio host
and Emmy Award-winning
broadcaster will join the network
for a variety of news programs and
specials. Gordon's return bolsters
the news division's roaster which
includes correspondents Jeff
Johnson, Andre Showell and April
ED GORDON returns
to BET Networks
"As BET celebrates its 30th anniversary, it brings me great
joy to welcome back one of America's most prominent
news personalities," said chairman and CEO, Debra Lee.
"Ed has always remained part of the BET family and I am
sure viewers will share in our excitement to have him back."
"I am excited about coming back to BET," said Ed Gordon.
"Since my departure (from BET) viewers have told me
consistently that they wanted me to return to the network.
Well here I am! I am elated about the plans we have to
serve the viewers and cover our community and the world."
Ed Gordon first joined BET in 1988 and helped distinguish
the channel's place among top television news.
In addition to his work at BET Networks, Gordon has held
impressive positions with major news organizations
including contributing correspondent for the CBS
newsmagazine 60 Minutes II and contributor for NBC's
Today Show and Dateline. He also hosted News and Notes
with Ed Gordon on National Public Radio and Our World
with Black Enterprise, a weekly news program.
Gordon is also president of Ed Gordon Media, a
multi-service production company. The Detroit native
earned his bachelor's degree in communications and
political science from Western Michigan University.
> > CHLOE is a suspenseful story of love and betrayal.
When Catherine (JULIANNE MOORE), a successful doctor,
begins to question her husband David's (LIAM NEESON)
fidelity, she sets out to resolve her suspicions with the help
of an alluring young woman, Chloe (AMANDA SEYFRIED).
Soon caught in a web of sexual desire, Catherine finds
herself on a journey that places her family in great danger.
From Sony Pictures Classics opening March 26, 2010.
Check your listing.
RUNNING TIME: 96 Minutes SEE YouTube trailer
The husband David (LIAM NEESON) and
Chloe (AMANDA SEYFRIED), in Sony
Pictures Classics film "CHLOE
Multi-Grammy® Award winning a cappella vocal
sextet Take 6 returns to the New York Blue Note
for a week of concerts from March 30 - April 4.
NEW YORK March 17, 2010 -
The group is continuing to
perform tracks from their
latest CD, The Standard
(Heads Up, 2008), which
features standards from the
jazz and pop genres. Take 6 is
currently working on their next
studio album, to be released
later this year. Shows run Tuesday, March 30 - Sunday, April 4,
2010; Two nightly sets @ 8:00pm & 10:30pm. COST: $45 @
table /$30 @ bar - The Blue Note; 131 W 3rd. St, New York, NY
10012 - Doors open at 6pm.
With Alvin Chea, vocal bass; Cedric Dent, vocal baritone; Joey
Kibble, vocal second tenor; Mark Kibble, vocal first tenor; Claude
V. McKnight III, vocal first tenor; David Thomas, vocal second
tenor. The Take 6 story began at Oakwood College in Huntsville,
Alabama, in 1980, when freshman Claude V. McKnight III formed
a quartet known as the Gentlemen's Estate Club. After college
the group signed with the Warner Brothers label in 1987 and
changed the name to Take 6
THE LOVELY BONES
DreamWorks Pictures In Association with Film4 Present
A Wingnut Films Production Co-Producer Philippa Boyens;
Executive Producers Steven Spielberg Tessa Ross Ken
Kamins James Wilson; Produced by Carolynne
Cunningham Fran Walsh Peter Jackson Aimée Peyronnet
Based on the Novel by Alice Sebold
Screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter
Directed by Peter Jackson
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon,
Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan
She was 14 when she was murdered. "I was alive in
my own perfect world. But in my heart I knew it
wasn't perfect. My murder haunted me. I waited for
justice but justice did not come."
"You need evidence. You need proof"
THE LOVELY BONES centers on a young girl who
has been murdered and watches over her family
and her killer from heaven. She must weigh her
desire for vengeance against her desire for her
family to heal.
Release: December 11, 2009 (Ltd.)
December 25, 2009 (Exp.)
January 15, 2010 (Wide)
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