Multi-Instrumentalist RX Produces Livestream Show for Struggling Artists, “Work From Home”

New Work From Home Episodes Available Every Friday

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2020 / — Flourishing multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, RX, is producing a live stream show dedicated to raising funds for musicians who have lost wages due to COVID-19. RX plans on releasing his highly anticipated single, “Reckless (ft. Linzy Collins),” next month.

“Work From Home” was created by RX, a regular Seattle performer, when the state of Washington’s ‘stay home’ order went into effect for safety concerns from the Coronavirus. He saw first-hand the devastation the recent pandemic has had on local artists and venues, and wanted to do something to help the local community.

The show provides local artists and viewers something to look forward to every week. Artists get to perform, make some money, and get out of the house in a safe, socially distant way. RX recently renovated his garage into a recording studio to record his upcoming album, which became the perfect space to record such a show. Each episode of “Work From Home” features a performance and interview by a few skilled local artists, performances by RX, and reconstructed community and support for artists by artists.

Artists’ Venmo or PayPal accounts are displayed during the live stream so viewers can tip them directly. Those interested in joining the show can submit a form on the show’s Facebook page.

RX’s upcoming highly anticipated single, “Reckless (ft. Linzy Collins),” will be released in June 2020, followed by the release of another single and ultimately his next album.

New episodes of “Work From Home” Seattle Livestream is available on Facebook and Twitch every Friday evening. Visit his website for more information on RX and upcoming releases.

About RX

RX is a successful artist based in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for his rare, compelling voice and his guitar playing on both acoustic and electric. RX has spent his life playing in bars and wineries; and for a short time lived in LA to collaborate, write, and meet with several agencies/labels. His influences include Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and James Bay. RX has performed at several notable venues, including singing the national anthem at two NFL games, and has toured with acts such as Train, Andy Grammer, and Michael Franti.

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Animated Children’s Film, SEAPER POWERS, Showing Early Success in the Film Festival Circuit

Seaper Powers The Movie Poster (To be released in late 2020)

Kim Cameron (Creator/Author/Producer of Seaper Powers)

A still image from Seaper Powers The Movie

Seaper Powers The Movie features the adventures of a little girl named, Emma and her sea-creature friends with an underlying theme of oceanic conservation.

Our connection to animals can be our greatest adventure.”

— Kim Cameron

MIAMI, FL, USA, May 27, 2020 / — Side FX Partners, LLC is excited to announce that their upcoming animated film, ‘Seaper Powers The Movie’, is already showing early success in the film festival circuit.

Although the film is in the end stages of production, it has received festival awards in the categories of Best Screenplay, Best Trailer, and Best Soundtrack festivals worldwide including the Madrid Film Festival (Best Screenplay), New York International Film Awards (Best Soundtrack), World Film Carnival-Singapore (Best Soundtrack), and Aphrodite Film Awards (Best Soundtrack), among others.

Created by Kim Cameron (who created, wrote, directed, and produced the project), the Seaper Powers series includes five books, a soundtrack, toys, and the new upcoming animated feature film, all of which follow the adventures of Emma and her sea creature friends. The latest book, “In Search of Blue Jays Treasure” has been recognized by the Purple Dragon Book Awards. Ms. Cameron has been touring elementary schools and libraries across the country reading her stories and encouraging children to respect the ocean and the animals who live there because “our connection to animals can be our greatest adventure”, says Cameron.

“I am honored to be recognized by these prestigious film festivals.  It is one of my many dreams come true.” -Kim Cameron.

Last month, “Seaper Powers The Movie Soundtrack” was released worldwide and includes 18 ocean themed tracks that are featured in the film. The first single, Mr. Octopus, was released in November 2019 and the video was featured on YouTube Kids. The music matches the ocean theme of the book and film with an eclectic mix of reggae beats, calypso, deep house sounds, electro-pop, rap, children's pop, and tropical jazzy notes. Musical voices and talent for the music include, Kim Cameron, John DePatie, Kris Pierce, Leo “DaVincci” Mayorga, among others. The music can be found on all major platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

‘Seaper Powers The Movie’ is expected to be released later this year.

For more information on Seaper Powers, please visit his website at

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Seaper Powers (Official Trailer)

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PallyCon Partners with Akamai to Offer Forensic Watermarking Protection to OTT Platform

PallyCon Partners with Akamai to Offer Forensic Watermarking Protection

PallyCon Partners with Akamai to Offer Forensic Watermarking Protection

With PallyCon as technology partner, Akamai’s intelligent edge platform has added to its anti-piracy offering to Hollywood studios and other content producers.

MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, May 27, 2020 / — PallyCon, a global leader in digital rights management and forensic watermarking services, has teamed up with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform, to secure streaming video content against piracy and illegal distribution.

A large number of OTT distributors, studios, and sports rights holders use Akamai for delivering streaming services. To help protect their customers against attempts by pirates to steal their content and minimize their means of distribution, Akamai has developed a comprehensive security ecosystem of anti-piracy providers through its Technology Partner Program. By combining its own capabilities with those of key partners it’s able to address many of the common practices used by pirates such as credential theft, system hacking, rebroadcasting of stolen streams, and VPN abuse.

PallyCon’s forensic-watermarking service ensures that a content creator can trace the source of piracy of streaming content. Working in tandem with a DRM service – PallyCon offers it as SaaS – forensic watermarking helps creators identify leakages right to the last user who leaks or consumes the content illegally.
The global business head at INKA Entworks Govindraj Basatwar says, “We consider it a privilege to partner with Akamai. It has created an innovative integration of forensic-watermarking vendors in its ecosystem, which will boost the fight against piracy. PallyCon has started offering a scalable forensic-watermarking solution to customers using the Akamai edge.”

Using PallyCon’s forensic watermark service, Akamai users can identify illegal video streams at the relevant leakage points. Once a client has identified illegal distribution, it can proceed to take further action against the violators as per its legal policies.

Commenting on the integration of forensic-watermarking vendors in the Akamai ecosystem, Amit Kasturia, Senior Manager of Media Product Management at Akamai says, “Akamai clients spend millions of dollars creating and acquiring content. They bank on us to protect their revenue streams against piracy. By integrating PallyCon’s forensic watermarking solution into our network, we have bolstered our security ecosystem further. PallyCon’s solution is winning the trust of content creators by helping them identify illegal users of their offerings.”

To help clients across different sectors and sizes – from studios to regional distributors – PallyCon offers a range of subscription models. The forensic watermarking service comes clubbed with its DRM service, which a client can try for free for a month. PallyCon’s forensic watermarking suite can be applied to video streams of all resolutions.

INKA ENTWORKS, the owner of the PallyCon brand, is an industry-leading security-technology company, enabling best-quality content protection for content service providers, including global handset makers, telecoms, and content stores. Founded in 2000, it has been a pioneer in the field of digital rights management and forensic-watermarking services. Its in-app protection solution under the brand name AppSealing has set industry standards in protecting mobile apps.

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Nippon Columbia to Introduce 70’s 80’s Playlists “J-DIGS” and Reissue Hidden Catalog on Streaming for the First Time

“J-DIGS” Playlist

“Tokuo Dreaming” Album Art

KRISHNA Yumi Murata

Nippon Coumibia to introduce their 70s '80s catalog on streaming for the first time and the urban pop collection, compiled by BBC DJ, NIck Luscombe

TOKYO, JAPAN, May 27, 2020 / — Nippon Columbia has announced a reissue of their 70’s, 80’s catalog, beginning today(May 27,2020) with the release of the albums of Juicy Fruits, Haruo Chikada & Vibra-tones, Yumi Murata, and others on streaming services for the first time. Throughout 2020, the rest of their highly anticipated reissue catalog in 70’s 80’s J-Jazz, Rock, Soul, Rare Groove and City Pop, which have never been officially released on streaming by now, will also be available.

For Japanese music diggers outside Japan, Nippon Columbia also launched “J-DIGS” playlists on Spotify or Apple Music today, which aimed to introduce their hidden gems catalog from 70’s and 80’s. The 1st playlist of J-DIGS starts with a selection of world-renowned Japanese Jazz masterpieces and performances, including Hiroshi Suzuki's "Romance", Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media's "Breeze" and more.

A new collection of urban pops from mid 70’s to 80’s named “Tokyo Dreaming“, compiled by Nick Luscombe and inspired by the theme of Tokyo is to be released on July 29. Nick is a DJ on BBC Radio and has a strong knowledge and deep passion for Japanese music.

According to Nick, “Tokyo Dreaming is a look back to an incredible era of Japanese music, that still sounds and feels like the future. It was a moment when brand-new music tech from Japan helped forge new ideas and experiments that permeated pop, soul and jazz and helped create new forms of music including electro and techno. The perfect meeting point that would help create a new soundtrack for modern living“

The compilation features music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yasuaki Shimizu, Shigeo Sekito, Kazumi Watanabe, Juicy Fruits, Haruo Chikada & Vibra-tones and more. Find the track list and album art below. The track “THE WORDⅡ”by Shigeo Sekito is known for the samples by several established artists such as Mac DeMarco, Honcho Jack ( Travis Scott’s Project).

<J-DIGS> playlists
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Pick Ups from Nippon Columbia’s Reissue Catalog on May 27 2020:

The Mariah Project’s Diva, Yumi Murata. Her 2nd album KRISHNA is produced by Mariah Project: Yasuaki Shimizu, Masanori, Sasaji, etc From a funky vocal style similar to “Chaka Khan” to soft & husky vocals, a “kaleidoscopic” vocalist, Yumi Murata, who is indispensable for the Mariah Project.

“ジェニーはご機嫌ななめ“(Jenny Gets Angry) by Juicy Fruits
Juicy Fruits is Japanese techno pop band, featuring a female vocalist Iriya in 1980. The combination of blip-blop synth sounds on precise beats and their female vocalist, Iriya’s lolita voices. Their debut single called “ジェニーはご機嫌ななめ“ was recognized as very novel and recorded a smash hit at the time. Since then, it has been covered by many artists from rock bands to idols and Vocaloids. The song was able to make its mark in Japanese music history as a masterpiece of techno pop.

"Tokyo Dreaming"
29 July 2020, CD Released in Japan
COCP-41172  ¥2,300
Label: Nippon Columbia Co.,Ltd. /Nipponophone
1. Ryuichi Sakamoto / THE END OF ASIA
2. Mariah / 心臓の扉(Shinzo No Tobira)
3. Chika Asamoto / SELF CONTROL
4. Jun Fukamachi / TREASURE HUNTER
5. Yumi Murata / わたしのバス(Watashi No Bus)
6. Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama / RAINY DRIVER
7. Yumi Seino / いってモナムール(La maison est en ruine)
8. Kyoko Furuya / 東京(Tokyo)
9. Kazue Itoh / CHINATOWN ROSE
10. Kazumi Watanabe / TOKYO JOE
11. Juicy Fruits / ジェニーはご機嫌ななめ(Jennie Gets Angry)
12. Haruo Chikada & Vibratones / SOUL LIFE
13. Colored Music / HEARTBEAT
14. Akira Sakata / ROOM
15. Yasuaki Shimizu / セミ取りの日(Semi Tori No Hi)
16. Shigeo Sekito / THE WORD Ⅱ
*Track.3,4,6,7,9 and 14 have never been officially released outside of Japan until now.

Nick Luscombe
Radio DJ and broadcaster in the UK.
A highly respected and influential music influencer who discovers great music from all over the world and shares it internationally through his many radio shows and DJ sets.
He has been in charge of music selection for various radio programs since 1999, and since 2010, has been the DJ for the popular BBC Radio music program "Late Junction”. He has also curated and presented music shows for Monocle and British Airways radio stations.
He has worked as both Chief Music Editor at iTunes and Director of Music at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and is the founder of Musicity

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Nippon Columbia is Japanese Music Label with the longest history in Japan
Has more than 160k songs as catalogs while releasing a variety of music as follows:
and etc. The company will be celebrating their 110th anniversary in October 2020


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Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces New CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited, CEO, Willis Victory

Willis Victory, Entrepreneur, Author and CEO of Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd.

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited (Global Cannabis Leader), CEO, Willis Victory

PLSI (Global Leader in Cannabis)

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited, CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited (Global Cannabis & CBD)

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces New CEO, Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd. (OTCMKTS:PLSI)

I am looking forward to building the mission and creating social impact, while focusing on increasing efforts for greater social good. Defining the 'why' in what we are doing- is very important.”

— Willis Victory

Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited (OTC: PLSI) (“Phoenix Life”), an adaptive healthcare solutions company, announced today that Willis Victory has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Victory will also serve on the board of directors for PLSI.

Phoenix Life Sciences International is well-positioned to be a leader in the nation’s hemp-based CBD space with its extensive intellectual property, proprietary processes and experienced team. The Company is investing heavily in expanding its operations with new offices on Martha’s Vineyard and Arizona; the company is scaling a state-of-the-art industrial scale facility to process large-scale cultivation and manufacture a wide range of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products. Our business is to advance research and integrate programs and manufacturing of products that target and treat diabetes, pain, cancer, address psychological, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, autism and neurological sleep disorders, while contributing in restoring the body back to its natural essence. We strive to create partnerships and integrate these programs for human health into communities worldwide as part of our Global Health Initiative.

Willis Victory is an incredibly dynamic business leader with an impressive track-record for growth and profitability, working with some of the world’s leading and most iconic entrepreneurs, projects and companies. PLSI is very excited to have such high-level talent coming on board to lead us through this important time for the Company. Mr. Victory comes from a tremendously strong business, law, financial, in addition to his extensive music and entertainment business experiences, this includes a vast network of experienced professional’s from diverse backgrounds, along with medical marijuana/cannabis investing & expansion opportunities. The “interim” appointment was made so that the PLSI family and Mr. Victory are able to act immediately in his hire, while supporting the Company’s recent progress in addressing various challenges of the past and building a foundation for the future.

A graduate of the Naval Justice Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. Mr. Victory brings a wide-range of skills, experiences, and relationships to the Company. Mr. Victory is great when it comes to working under pressure, strong problem-solving and analytical skills. His ability to adapt to changes quickly in the business environment is one of the many qualities that captures the attention of many, and its this experience that qualifies him for the CEO position. In addition to his skill set; Mr. Victory has a very strong overall working knowledge of global economics, international business, law, international partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, sports and entertainment.

Mr. Victory also served several years in the United States Marine Corps, where he learned the importance of service and Esprit De Corps. While working in the legal field in the military, Mr. Victory was able to be a consistent student of military law. He also was granted the opportunity to observe the value of discipline and teamwork, and what we have now come to know as the “mastermind alliance.” Mr. Victory was the recipient of several medals and honors, which include the prestigious Navy Achievement Medal and Outstanding Volunteer Medal, respectively.

Mr. Victory is focused on creating greater social value. He understands that the purpose is the promise to the customers, while bringing consistent value to shareholders. Mr. Victory has negotiated several partnerships to assist with the expansion of operations and has been able to focus on the pain points of the Company, while implementing a purpose driven strategy. Mr. Victory's appointment is timely and aligns perfectly with PLSI’s corporate evolution from the early stage organization we were years ago, into a professionally managed public company with top-tier executive talent. Placing world-class marketing and sales expertise at the highest level of the Company is critical to establish PLSI’s leadership position in the market. We believe we are headed in that direction.

About Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd.,

Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited is an adaptive healthcare solutions company. Our business is to advance research and integrate programs and manufacturing of products that target and treat diabetes, pain, cancer, and address psychological, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, neurological and sleep disorders. We strive to create partnerships and integrate these programs for human health into communities worldwide as part of our Global Health Initiative.


Information contained in this press release regarding Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited and its subsidiaries, (the “Companies”) may constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements. The words “plan”, “forecast”, “anticipates”, “estimate”, “project”, “intend”, “expect”, “should”, “believe,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve, and are subject to, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements to differ from the future results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and other factors are more fully discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Companies herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by the above-mentioned cautionary statement. The Companies disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this press release, except as may be required by law.


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore the products sold by Phoenix Life Sciences International are not available in the U.S.


Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., does not sell or distribute any products in the United States that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (USCSA). The Company does not grow, sell, or distribute cannabis-based products in the United States and is solely involved with the legal distribution of pharmaceutical products that contain active ingredients derived from the cannabis plant within international markets.

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Psychedelic Art Exchange Auctions Legendary Ultrasounds Concert Poster Collection

This Nirvana concert poster is now up for auction at

The most extensive and finest quality collection of Pacific Northwest concert posters ever assembled is open for bidding online

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA, May 26, 2020 / — Psychedelic Art Exchange is auctioning the legendary Ultrasounds Collection, the most extensive and finest quality collection of Pacific Northwest concert posters ever assembled. The posters in the Ultrasounds Collection were issued from the late 1970’s through the early 2000’s, with the bulk of the collection focused on the highly coveted and historically important period of 1985 – 1995.

"Ever since news leaked out that we are auctioning the Ultrasounds Collection, our phones have been ringing off the hook," stated Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange. "This collection features all of the historically important bands of the era including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, The Ramones, and countless others."

Many of the posters in the collection were designed by the legendary concert poster artist, Mike King. King is widely considered to be the most prolific poster artist in the history of the United States, having created over 6000 posters. In addition to concert posters, King has designed album covers for major bands such as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Elliot Smith, and others.

"Historically important bands are a crucial first ingredient, but it’s the insanely great art that appears on these concert posters that make them so irresistible to collectors," explained Trosch. "Like the most popular artworks by Andy Warhol, King produced super smart work that brilliantly references Popular Culture."

The concert posters in the Ultrasounds Collection were created in tiny quantities, often less than 500. These low issue numbers, combined with the daily humidity and rain in the region, resulted in very low survival rates in undamaged condition. The Ultrasounds Collection represents the first chance for many collectors to acquire these posters in Museum Quality condition.

"All of the posters in our auction have been independently authenticated and graded by CGC, the leading third party authenticator of collectibles," added Trosch. "Collectors are excited because these are the very first posters from this era to be evaluated by CGC, and they have been preserved in pristine condition."

The auction is now open for bidding and ends Thursday, June 4, at 9:00pm ET. In order to give everyone a fair chance, all lots are being auctioned unreserved, and have a starting bid of just one dollar.

To view the auction, go to

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Lit Atlanta crime drama series is green lit to resume filming soon!

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series

actors Horse Wren Sterling Jones Laura Piquero Karonda Amor

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series lead actor Horse Wren

El Caballo on set of tv series

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series full cast

LIT ATLANTA crime drama series full cast

Gripping new pilot series will have viewers realising it's highly anticipating appeal from just seeing the main cast members!!

No One Is Safe in Lit Atlanta crime drama series and that is what viewers need and expect to see in a show like this”

— The Director

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 / — Lit Atlanta: is an American crime drama series created and produced by Blue Gold media set to premiere on a major streaming network once finished. It focuses on the illegal drug trade in Atlanta Georgia.

"Lit Atlanta" explores the new visionaries of the drug war both trafficking and law enforcement. Bringing a once disorganized of independent zone bosses, the mafia, and cartels together in the present. As ' El Caballo ' takes control of the unified narcotraffickers to see his vision to expand.

Corrupt government and DEA agent's all look to either take bribes or take him & his organization out by any means.

This surley addictive show will base its series rising appeal & gripping success on these two key components a great cast of actors actresses, and action.

The director is using Atlanta's beautiful scenery and bustling city participation with camera angles to bring the plot's betrayal, and money washing to life.

It has literally brought the obvious attention out to this pilot series from some heavy-hitting streaming networks.

Lead actor:
Horse Wren as ' EL CABALLO '

Sterling Jones as DRAKO
Guy Messenger as Deputy Mayor Ted Hutchinson
Christopher Sho as Cartel Kingpin Orilio Cotez
Brian Decroce as Mafia Don Patrick Jauconie

Karonda Amor as STEEL
Cali Sonte as SEQUOIA
Elizabeth Tyson as DEA Agent Mims
Laura Piquero as DEA Agent D'susant

The narcotrafficking game has finally taken a change! With the new ideas that El Caballo has devised and the unification meetings of these zone bosses, cartels, la costra nostra, triads, and yakuza, and the Russian mob. Inspired by true events, this series has the game brought to the highest levels.


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Catching up with DJ Melisha

DJ Melisha, Music & Blockchain

the link between music and this technology was very interesting”

— Melisha Linnell

GOTHENBURG, VASTRA GOTALAND, SWEDEN, May 26, 2020 / — Swedish music producer sat down for a Q&A with us about why she’s using the Telos-powered music app Zeptagram to monetize her art, the music business in general, COVID-19, and that Game of Thrones ending, of course.

Veteran musician Melisha Linnell recently began auctioning partial rights to some of her songs on Zeptagram. In doing so, she’s helping to pioneer a whole new revenue model for musicians, who can use the Telos-powered dapp as an alternative to traditional middleman-heavy business streams like royalties and live gigs.
In the Q&A below, we explore why Melisha has turned to Zeptagram, and how her experience with blockchain has gone so far.
Melisha spoke to Telos Foundation content producer Peter A. McKay from her hometown Gothenburg, Sweden, where she has a recording studio at Brewhouse, an industrial space that’s been converted into a “culture factory” to host concerts and other events. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in music production from University of Dalarna. She also teaches music production, mixing and mastering at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Recently Melisha started working with manager Peter Swartling and is now working on her new EDM/pop album featuring many exciting artists.
In 2019, Melisha released two songs as part of a fan art project called ”Dragon Mother,” based on Game of Thrones.
She also recently started producing songs to a project called SheTrance with artist Nadja Itäsaari. And she is co-founder of an nonprofit called EQLovesMusic, which runs projects in music production and gender equality.

Read the whole interview at:

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State Street Ballet Presents An Interactive Virtual Summer Series

Meet State Street Ballet

An Inside Look: State Street Ballet

Logo for State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara, CA

State Street Ballet – Santa Barbara, CA

The first ballet company on the CYA.Live platform, State Street Ballet will present some of the greatest moments in their artistic history to a global audience

The power of the arts is truly never more important than when the world needs to heal as a global community.”

— Rodney Gustafson

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 / — Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, State Street Ballet is continuing to strive for new and innovative artistic opportunities for friends, family, patrons, and all fans of the arts. In keeping with their mission to provide imaginative performances, to ensure re-opening and implementing their 2020/2021 season, and stay connected with audiences, the company is announcing their unique interactive performance series: State Street Ballet’s Virtual Summer Series.

Beginning on June 3, with following dates scheduled on June 24, July 22, August 19, and September 16, State Street Ballet will present some of the greatest moments in their artistic history on CYA.Live. It is the world's first interactive, multi-way, live events web platform for virtual engagement with large audiences. The capabilities of this platform will bring the company’s dancers, artistic staff, and audience members together like never before. Viewers will be able to watch performances in the comfort of their own home while simultaneously engaging with members of the company.

Rodney Gustafson, Founder & Co-artistic Director of the company shares, “State Street Ballet had to cancel our spring performances and our annual gala due to the pandemic, so we were looking for ways to stay connected with our community and supporters. When the team from CYA.Live presented their capabilities we saw that they, like us, are innovative and think outside the proverbial box. We are excited to utilize their ingenuity and be the first dance company on their event platform to share our works with a global audience. The power of the arts is truly never more important than when the world needs to heal as a global community.”

The inaugural event will be on June 3 and is made up of two short documentaries to give new and faithful fans an introduction to the look and feel of this unique ballet ensemble. An Inside Look: State Street Ballet, will be free of charge and accessible worldwide on the CYA.Live platform. All performances will begin at 5:00 pm PST.

An Inside Look: State Street Ballet
Part I – In 2017, the company traveled to Santiago, Chile, to perform in the Gala Internacional de Ballet at Teatro Municipal de Las Condes. This is a look behind-the-scenes into the collaborative spirit of all involved and personal reflections from State Street Ballet’s participating dancers. The gala featured 25 dancers from 12 countries and besides State Street Ballet, included principal members from acclaimed companies including Staatsballett Berlin, the Royal Ballet, Ballet de Santiago, and the New York City Ballet. Please enjoy snippets from the myriad individual, pas de deux and remarkable ensemble pieces choreographed by Edgar Zendejas, William Soleau, and Kassandra Taylor Newberry.

Part II – A truly entertaining, theatrical tour-de-force, An American Tango is the true story of Frank and Yolanda Veloz, the sensational duo who were one of the greatest ballroom dance couples of all time. Written by their youngest son, Guy Veloz, and choreographed by State Street Ballet’s Co-Artistic Director William Soleau, their American love story is brought to life through music, drama, and dance. This documentary video captures the behind-the-scenes experience of the production’s premiere, from the first studio run-through to the dress rehearsal on stage.

The four subsequent events include full-length performances of An American Tango (June 24), The Jungle Book (July 22), Common Ground (August 19), and Chaplin (September 16). “General Admission” tickets will be available on the CYA.Live site for $9.99 for each of these events.

Founder, Executive and Co-Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson, and Co-Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer William Soleau, will introduce each performance and will be joined by members of the company and guest choreographers, including Kevin Jenkins and Edgar Zendejas, for live commentary and a real-time Q&A session following each performance.

For more information please visit CYA.Live or


State Street Ballet, now in its 25th year, is an internationally acclaimed dance company based in Santa Barbara, CA under the bi-coastal artistic direction of Rodney Gustafson and William Soleau. It is a pioneering collaborative supporting international ensemble members and consistently striving for new and innovative artistic opportunities that serve a broad audience. Each season is dedicated to bringing the highest standards of artistry and original quality to tried and true classical favorites plus original works that reflect the contemporary nature and talent of the ensemble. The company is comprised of 20 dancers representing six countries.
Public performances, educational outreach, community partnerships, and training programs are fundamental at home and in the communities where they perform on tour nationally and internationally. Gustafson Dance is the official school of State Street Ballet and provides instruction in dance for all levels of advancement, beginner through professional. Visit for the season schedule, to meet the company, purchase tickets, and more.

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HIP Video Promo presents: Ryan Brahms celebrates NYC's frontline heroes in the inspiring new music video "Superman."

Ryan Brahms – Superman

Ryan Brahms

The sobering, inspiring new video shows the truth that not all heroes wear capes and New York remains as resilient and hopeful as ever.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 26, 2020 / — Six months ago, if you saw an image of a man playing the piano while wearing medical gloves, you wouldn’t have known what to make of it. Times have changed. The meaning of a gesture like that one is now crystal clear. Ryan Brahms knows exactly what’s come between players and their instruments, musicians and their audiences, ordinary people and their friends and families. We’re in the midst of the toughest crisis we’ve ever known, and Brahms has stopped to tip his cap to the doctors, nurses, and support staff whose efforts on behalf of the country have been positively superhuman.

The Billboard-charting pop and R&B singer-songwriter is a proud New Yorker, which means he’s been through the worst of it. He’s seen his city shut down, its streets empty, its essential workers and first responders mobilized to meet the threat. All of that is bravely dramatized in the clip for “Superman,” Ryan Brahms’s generous, hopeful new video. He and director Blake Dvs take us to the embattled city streets – and they don’t sugarcoat a thing. Nevertheless, what emerges is a portrait of a town resilient, still standing tall amidst the worst storm in memory.

The song matches the sentiment of the clip. “Superman” is the sort of soaring ballad that deserves to be called cinematic – there’s drama and tension in every measure, and a chorus that wraps itself around the listener like an embrace. Brahms sings it with complete confidence and command, but there’s real pain in his vowels and the grit of hard-lived experience in his consonants. That’s the sort of performance that fans have come to expect from the pop singer-songwriter, and “Superman,” a favorite among Brahms’s followers, has been given particular resonance by the crisis we face. Here’s a song of overcoming – an entreaty to the listener to find the irreducible strength inside himself. Brahms believes that you, too, can be Superman.

Despite tragedy on every block, Blake Dvs and Ryan Brahms make New York City look achingly beautiful. Their shots of the tall buildings are crisp, colorful, and radiant. Footage of an empty Grand Central Station and the Oculus is both gorgeous and heartbreaking. They show us ordinary New Yorkers struggling against an extraordinary event, leaving no doubt about what they’re fighting for: their town, their community, their friends, and each other. They know the same thing that Brahms does – the music will play again.

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