NYC Opera Tours Launches Website

NYC Opera Tours caters to opera lovers everywhere, people who have dreamed of coming to New York and attending an opera at the famed Metropolitan Opera.

RALEIGH, NC, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2017 / — NYC Opera Tours is run by Steve Kutay, an opera lover who has been attending Met performances since he was a youngster in the 1950’s. He was at the Metropolitan Opera debuts of Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland and loves to talk about the performances and the singers he has heard through the years.

Our plan is easy to understand. First YOU decide when you want to come to New York for three nights of opera-going. Then you check out the operas described in our extensive, week-by-week schedule (located under our “Tour Packages” heading). The schedule covers every week of the Met season, from September through May.

The day comes when you fly to New York City and we have someone pick you up at one of the three airports in the area – LaGuardia, JFK or Newark. You will be taken by private car to a beautiful premium boutique hotel, the Empire, directly across the street from Lincoln Center, where you will spend the next four nights. You will have a superior room and we will do our best to get you a room with a great view of New York City from your window.

You will walk across the street from your hotel and pick up your three sets of prime-orchestra- seat tickets as well as your tickets for the back-stage tour from the Met box office at any time before the first performance you plan to attend. Then for the next three nights, your dream of attending an opera at the Met will become a reality.

During the time you are in New York, we will take you on a backstage tour of the opera house and suggest activities you might enjoy during your daytime hours. You might even take in a Broadway matinee.

The advantages of our arrangements are obvious: You are not dependent upon anyone else’s schedule; you are given first-class treatment from start to finish; everything to do with your opera tour is taken care of. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the ride! What could be simpler?

About NYC Opera Tours

NYC Opera Tours is owned by Steve and Pat Kutay, who reside in Raleigh, NC. Steve Kutay is a former New Yorker and long-time opera goer who has attended Metropolitan Opera performances since the 1950’s. The concept behind NYC Opera Tours is to make it easier for people who are not familiar with New York City to attend the Opera while, at the same time, keeping the costs within reason. Unlike group tours, NYC Opera Tours enables you to choose the time you want to go to New York and the operas you want to attend.

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Rosewill Delivers Immersive Gaming Experience with New Headset Series

The NEBULA Series features three models: the GX10, GX30, and GX50

NEBULA GX50 is constructed with an impressive 50mm full spectrum driver and virtual 7.1 surround sound to enhance precision in sound positioning

GX30 and GX10 are compatible with an array of gaming consoles and platforms.

The NEBULA gaming headset series are constructed to provide phenomenal directional audio, accurate sound positioning, and immersive gaming experience.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2017 / — Rosewill, a leading manufacturer in quality PC hardware at excellent value, has just released a new line of LED gaming headsets: The NEBULA Series. Engineered with gamers in mind, the NEBULA gaming headset series are constructed to provide users with phenomenal directional audio, accurate sound positioning, and an immersive gaming experience. Furthermore, not only does this collection of gaming headsets shine bright with blue or RGB LED backlighting, but are also ergonomic and lightweight with quality leatherhead headband and earcup cushions that are designed to provide hours of continuous wearing comfort for engaging in endless gaming battles.

The NEBULA Series features three models: the GX10, GX30, and GX50; all with subtle, but differentiating details. For gamers who desire optimal in-game audio performance, the NEBULA GX50 is constructed with an impressive 50mm full spectrum driver and virtual 7.1 surround sound to enhance precision in sound positioning, making it the ideal headset for immersive gaming experience. It is also an easy-to-pack peripheral with a flexible, detachable microphone for gamers on the go. Plus, the GX50’s aluminum frame and dynamic RGB rainbow backlight make it a durable, yet stylish addition to any setup. Adding pro-gaming customization to its polished look, the NEBULA GX50 gaming headset performs with up to 4 user-defined profile settings for configuring equalization, sound stage and surround sound via software suite to suit audio requirements by different gaming matches in various battlegrounds!

The three models in the NEBULA gaming headset series are lit with vibrant LED’s around the circumference of the earcups: the GX50 and GX30 light up with RGB, while GX10 stays true to blue. Additionally, the GX30, as well as the GX10, are compatible with an array of gaming consoles and platforms. Via Y-cable adapter, users can game freely and communicate with other players across PC, PS4, MAC, and Xbox One devices. Gear Up, Game On!

Rosewill consistently offers high quality PC hardware at excellent value, earning their economical and reliable reputation year over year. The NEBULA Series is yet another stylish, affordable, and dependable Rosewill product; perfect for those searching for comfortable, clear, and stunning LED gaming headsets.

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Carlos Felipe Silva Composes the Score for Documentary Film 'Good Karma: An Immigrant Story'

Award-winning composer Carlos Felipe Silva brings his extraordinary skill to the upcoming film “Good Karma: An Immigrant Story.”

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 24, 2017 / — Award-winning musician and film composer Carlos Felipe Silva brings his extraordinary skill to the screen as the composer of the score for the upcoming film “Good Karma: An Immigrant Story.”

Directed by Kevin Flint (“Catching Dreams,” “The Ridley Project,” “Wake-Up Call”) and produced by Twinvision Entertainment, “Good Karma: An Immigrant Story” tells the heartwarming story of Karma Tenzing, a successful Wall Street broker who leaves New York to return to his home country of Nepal on a mission to create social change and improve the country. After spending 14 years in sales and trading, Tenzing leaves his position at Morgan Stanley in NYC and moves back to Nepal in order to help rebuild the country after a deadly earthquake.

Created by brothers Kevin and Brian Flint, “Good Karma: An Immigrant Story” takes viewers on an inspirational journey across Nepal where we get to see first hand all of the important humanitarian work Tenzing is doing, as well as an in depth look at his personal journey.

Music naturally evokes an emotional response within listeners, and when a powerful score like the one Silva composed for “Good Karma: An Immigrant Story” accompanies a film, the project has the power to touch viewers on multiple levels.

“The score for ‘Good Karma’ tries to be as inspirational as Karma’s story. My score is full of ethnic elements, Indian percussion and traditional instruments from Nepal. We tried to create an emotional experience for the viewer combining ethnic instruments with more traditional orchestral ones in order to support this important story,” explains Carlos Felipe Silva about the score he created for the upcoming film.

With Silva as the composer, the score is assured to heighten the emotional elements of this powerful story and leave a lasting impact on viewers.

“I was blown away by the direction of the score written by Carlos, I loved the tone and emotion of the cues, and this film wouldn't be the same without his music. It really created a magical experience,” explains director Kevin Flint.

“Good Karma: An Immigrant Story” is currently in post-production and is slated to begin its festival run next year.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela composer Carlos Felipe Silva is known for his work as the composer of the scores for films such as Lukas Colombo’s (“I Love You,” “Dream Center”) touching drama “Matthew” starring Anthony Alatorre (“A Crime to Remember”), Natalia Ferreiro (Super Guy and Friends”) and Jed Bernard (“24”), the 2015 film “Skye” starring Ximena Casillas (“The Charlie Cure”) and Jacob Fortner (“A Young Man’s Future”) and the TV series “Foreign Love.” Silva also composed the original music for the commercial for BAK USA’s Atlas 12 computer, which was released last year.

As a composer Silva has an extraordinary gift for creating music that evokes emotion within audiences and furthers the impact of the story in every project he touches. Over the years he has earned countless awards including being named the Winner of the Millican Composition Competition in 2014 and was a Golden Eagle Award finalist in the Marvin Hamlisch International Film Scoring Competition.

Beyond his keen understanding of how to create musical compositions that intensify the visual story unfolding on screen, what separates Silva from the pool of composers working in the film industry today is the fact that he has spent the majority of his life as a violinist, an area of expertise where he has found great success.

Early in his career Silva achieved international acclaim for his role as a lead violinist in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Venezuela’s most respected professional orchestra, with which he performed for five years. During Silva’s time with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra the orchestra was led by conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who has since become conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Silva’s prominent role within the orchestra required him to perform a different symphonic repertoire each week to massive audiences, a feat that speaks to his unparalleled capacity as a professional musician.

His ability to quickly learn new compositions and hit each note perfectly has led Silva to be tapped to perform with an impressive list of award winning artists, such as Grammy nominee Jorge Luis Chacin, who Silva performed with on the artist’s El Cuenta Canciones tour in Canada last year. In 2014 Silva gained extensive industry attention when he performed with 17-time Grammy Award winner Alejandro Sanz as a lead member of the Berklee Latino Band at the Latin Grammy Awards.

Over the past decade, Carlos Felipe Silva has continued to dazzle international audiences with his work as both a film composer and violinist. His unique ability to transition his musical genius to fit a wide variety of projects has endowed him with an impeccable reputation of success that will only grow with the release of the upcoming film "Good Karma: An Immigrant Story."

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K-Syran, International Singer-Songwriter, Releases a New Album "Dizzy" on September 29, 2017

Songs on US & UK radio and a United Nations anthem, K-Syran is back with a bang and a new album, diving into exciting new musical dimensions

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2017 / — International singer/songwriter, K-Syran, spins deliriously off the back of last year’s US BDS/Billboard Indicator Chart success with her fresh new album ‘Dizzy’ released on September 29, 2017. With full album production by Philip Larsen and Chris Smith of the global team Manhattan Clique (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Timbaland, Nicole Scherzinger), ‘Dizzy’ injects a fresh new sound from this seasoned artist exposing her fun vibrant side; the exciting unpredictable world of K-Syran that’s full of surprises.

The star from Norway who shot to international success when she scooped a #38 BDS/Billboard chart hit last summer with her single ‘Hello’, now bursts back with a new album packed with 10 original songs which catapult this songstress into a cosmic world of vibrating, vivid pop/dance; a totally new musical dimension. Known for her hard-hitting poignant songs about world issues, this uncovers the lighter side of K-Syran – the dance diva with a renewed vibrancy that sees her delving into rich, thoughtful but playful lyrics. A musical journey that you’ll want to travel again and again.

‘Dizzy’ is an album which sees the transformation of artist into sparkling star. A bolder, more decisive K-Syran rises-up like a phoenix and explodes into the brightest, most brilliant of melodic colors; the result is exhilarating and euphoric. Honestly mirroring the true K-Syran, ‘Dizzy’ is a collection of biographical tracks, each painting a page within a musical storybook depicting episodes from the star’s life over the past 2-years since her last album ‘Smoke In My Veins’ was launched. Created in collaboration with Manhatten Clique’s Phillip Larsen and Chris Smith, K-Syran found an instant chemistry which she pins on her Viking origins.

Joy, sadness, frustration, temptation, it’s all in there, spinning you from one emotion to the next, hence the apt naming of ‘Dizzy’. From the title track ‘Dizzy’ which teases and twirls K-Syran’s deep rich vocals around an intoxicating sound-bed of pop-laden beats and loops, the track is the epitome of how the ultimate pop song should sound and hit a strong chord with the UK dance crowd when Phil Marriott & Rich B took on the remix this Spring, seeing the track hit playlist at Gaydio Radio. ‘Hudson River’ delves into the mind of a dreamer – those who constantly fantasy but procrastinate, so always end up missing out. The seductive tone of ‘Skin’ exposes an imaginary love affair, the temptation and excitement of it all, which stays in the mind, secretly untouched. ‘Temptation’ is a pull to the darker side, how shining a bright torch on our darker thoughts will expose them dissolve them. There are still hints to K-Syran’s responsible side with ‘Peace’ being a tribute to the world, a positive message of hope for a better planet.

Throughout 2016, K-Syran enjoyed collaborations with big pop names, global producers and some of the world’s most in demand DJs, as well as being chosen by the United Nations as the anthem for International Women’s Day with song ‘Intimacy’. In the summer of ’16 her cheeky pop single ‘Hello’ smashed into the US Billboard charts, where it stayed all season as she embraced the newly emerging ‘social’ era by delivering a Snapchat video to keep in touch with her fans. ‘Hello’ later became the anthem for World Hello Day in the Autumn of that year – proof that K-Syran’s music has the power to connect with the masses on every level.

Norwegian born K-Syran, is a director, writer, actress and singer-songwriter who’s most well known for her acting achievements on stage and screen including ‘Voyage in the Dark’ at The Young Vic. However, K-Syran’s stunning soprano voice always led her to sing in each of her productions as her tender vocals always got her noticed. With her father being a professional drummer, K-Syran was deeply inspired by music from a very young age. Classical, pop, rock, jazz and techno influences all fuse together in a wonderful musical melting pot that creates the distinctly unique K-Syran sound.

'Temptation' is the new featured single from the album:

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Hell On Earth [Mono Version] (Album Cover): SANDRO  JOHN MALKOVICH  ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS  Photo Credit: Sandro

Hell On Earth [Mono Version] (Album Cover): SANDRO JOHN MALKOVICH ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS Photo Credit: Sandro

SANDRO  JOHN MALKOVICH  ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS  Press Photo Photo Credit: Catherine Edelman

SANDRO JOHN MALKOVICH ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS Press Photo Photo Credit: Catherine Edelman

SANDRO  JOHN MALKOVICH  ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS  Press Photo 2 Photo Credit: Claudie Miller

SANDRO JOHN MALKOVICH ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS Press Photo 2 Photo Credit: Claudie Miller


I think when you work with interesting people, and you make the collaboration about the work, interesting things result.”

— John Malkovich

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2017 / — Hell On Earth [Mono Version], the new digital album in a series of ongoing collaborations from avant-garde trio SANDRO JOHN MALKOVICH ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS, will be released exclusively via iTunes on September 29, 2017. [Click here to pre-order the album]

Hot off of the heels of three critically acclaimed vinyl only releases, and two additional film collaborations [both directed by Sandro, starring Malkovich, and scored by Alexandrakis], one of which was shortlisted at Cannes Lions earlier this year [Psychogenic Fugue], Hell On Earth [Mono Version] continues the trio’s tradition of creating art for art’s sake. The new album is mixed in mono, matching the project’s sentiment of how technology appears more than ever as the force that is dictating humanity’s path, creatively and socially.

“I think when you work with interesting people, and you make the collaboration about the work, interesting things result”, says acting legend Malkovich. He and Sandro are the tree to the trio’s branch, having a friendship and body of work that has spanned 22 years. “With the work I have done with John, especially the films, the viewer is meant to be left with something below the surface to contemplate”, says award winning photographer/director. Adding in producer/composer Alexandrakis’ soundtrack approach to music, what is born is yet another unique multimedia experience in an almost Warholian manner.

Once again sparked by Sandro/Malkovich photo & film collaborations, and philosophical conversations the three have had on “life”, Hell On Earth is a continuation of the group’s interest in thought provoking content. This time, Aristotle is put to the test after technology and apathy have destroyed humanity, leaving only the synthetic to contemplate humanity’s questions. “I’ve always said that if 100,000 people were in a field during an alien attack overhead, every dead body in the field would be found with a phone in its hand”, says Alexandrakis. Are we controlling tech, or is it controlling us? All too often, thinking becomes the after, after-thought.”

With releases described as "…an exercise of musical intelligentsia, a blend of philosophy and electronica that aims to be more than novelty" [Spectrum Culture], all of the trio’s releases feature theatrical genius Malkovich, wrapped in photographer/director Sandro’s unique fine-art imagery, and sonically welded together via producer/composer Alexandrakis.

Other recent happenings include screenings of Hell [an award-winning short film version of the previous “Allegory” based project], additional worldwide showings of Sandro and Malkovich’s photo collaboration Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage To Photographic Masters, and shortlisting at Cannes Lions of Psychogenic Fugue [a tribute to the works of David Lynch] benefitting the David Lynch Foundation.

Hell On Earth [Mono Version] track listing:

1. "Revelation”
2. "Inferno”
3. “Purification & Regenesis”
4. “Awakening”
5. “Skepsis 1 [Migration]”
6. “Skepsis 2 [The Order Of The Universe]”
7. “Skepsis 3 [The Disorder Of The Universe]”
8. “Skepsis 4 [Entropy]”
9. “Repurification”
10. “Electrorganic [The Beginning]”

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Mormon Drama in Vienna

Former missionary opens up about his struggles in the Latter-day Church in Jason Cloud's performance piece Jack Mormon.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA, September 23, 2017 / — Vienna-based artist gets dark and personal with his theatrics and music. This "stand-up tragicomedy" explores the failed suicide attempt of a Mormon missionary left with fragments of the past to put together and a present to reassess. "There are a lot of rumors and misconceptions about the Church to this day, and I want to put out my findings from first-hand experience."

Born in the US, Jason Cloud relocates to Europe in 2010 in pursuit of his personal, professional and artistic development in the music capital of the world. A relatively new face in the Vienna English-speaking entertainment scene, Cloud does not shy away from addressing social taboos in his acts which are critical and oftentimes self-deprecating.
Jack Mormon will debut in Vienna this December. For additional information and updates visit

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 Tickets Show Date Miami










Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and ‘Anthem King’ DJ Khaled alongside Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar and newcomer Cardi B lead the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017 with 9 impressive nominations each. DJ Khaled’s 9 nods, include ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘DJ of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collabo, Duo Or Group,’ ‘Producer Of The Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Mvp of the Year,’ and 2 For ‘Single of the Year. Kendrick Lamar earns nods for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ and 2 nods for ‘Impact Track.’ And NYC’s newest female emcee Cardi B earn nods for her summer anthem “Bodak Yellow” for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style),’ ‘Best Mixtape’ and ‘Impact Track’.

Jay Z and Chance The Rapper score the second-most nominations with 5 nominations each. Jay Z shares nods with Chance The Rapper in the ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year’ and ‘Hustler of the Year’ categories and additionally earns nominations for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Impact Track’. Chance The Rapper is being recognized as ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year’ and as a featured artist in the ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’ categories.

Hip-Hop hit makers Future and Migos pick up 4 nominations each – Future earning nods for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style);’ and Migos for ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group,’ ’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style).’ Additionally, ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist’ Award nominees include industry newcomers Cardi B, Playboi Carti, Aminé,Kodak Black, and Tee Grizzley.

BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017 heads to Miami on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at its new venue, The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, FL and will premiere on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 8:00PM ET/PT.

“While BET is extremely excited to bring BET ‘Hip Hop Awards’ 2017 to Miami, Florida, we remain sensitive to the millions of victims affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey,” said Connie Orlando, BET Interim Head of Programming. “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with those who are facing the impact of this catastrophic storm. As a network, we are committed to offering our full support during this most devastating time. Through Hip Hop Awards 2017, our ‘Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief’, will bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop to acknowledge those in need as the country begins the difficult process of rebuilding.”

BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2017 TICKETS SHOW DATE MIAMI | TICKETS: *Note: BET “Hip Hop Awards” is a private event and tickets are not available for purchase to the public. Talent tickets are reserved for BET “Hip Hop Awards” show talent and nominees.

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producer of the BET Hip Hop Awards along with Connie Orlando, BET Interim Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 complete list of Official Nominees:

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Dierks Bentley and Michael Shawn Hartman Discuss "Only the Brave"

Michael Shawn Hartman, photo credit: Michael Sargent

Michael Shawn Hartman and CMA Nominee Dierks Bentley Discuss "Only the Brave"

Our firefighters are some of America's finest, bravest heroes!”

— Michael Shawn Hartman

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 23, 2017 / — The distinctive vocals of multi-platinum singer/songwriter and Arizona native Dierks Bentley resonate throughout "Hold The Light," his first-ever song written and recorded for a motion picture. Also featuring Bon Iver's S. Carey, "Hold the Light" is featured in Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media's "Only The Brave," in theaters nationwide October 20th. The song was written by Bentley, Carey, Joe Trapanese and Jon Randall.

"Only the Brave," based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire. The film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based upon the GQ Article "No Exit" by Sean Flynn, the film is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Menchel, Erik Howsam, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Dawn Ostroff, and Jeremy Steckler.

Country Singer Michael Shawn Hartman is completing recording his new single, "We Are American's," about healing from the national divide the last political election brought about, and standing up for our country, united as one people. Hartman, the son of a WWII U.S. Veteran said about his peer Dierks Bentley new work; "I commend Dierks success, and the topic of this film. Our firefighters are some of America's finest, bravest heroes!"

Dierks Bentley said, "This is at the top, if not the most meaningful experience I've ever been a part of. It hits me harder than any other song I've had a chance to be a part of. Over the last couple years I've met and gotten to know Brendan, the sole survivor, and my mom has met with some of the guys' families, and it's still unfathomable to put yourself in any of their shoes. But, our goal was to create a message of hope and love. I'm honored to have been a part of it."

Joseph Kosinski, the director of the film, added, "This story resonated deeply with Dierks from the beginning – he was one of the first to raise money to support the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and his commitment has been unwavering since then. The theme comes from the score and the lyrics come from the heart, so it was a natural fit for the film."


Current CMA "Male Vocalist of the Year" nominee Dierks Bentley has a "reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music" (Music Row) as "he sells out enormous tours, is a perennial favorite of format radio stations, and earns critical acclaim without compromising his artistic vision," (Entertainment Weekly). With 17 No. One hits and more than one billion digital streams he "continues to take risks that pay off," (USA Today) as his eighth studio album BLACK, has been hailed the "most fully-formed LP of his career," (TIME). After making its debut at the No. his 2017 tour claimed the top spot on Billboard's Hot Tours selling over 750 million tickets. For more information visit


Recently named "The Next Johnny Cash," (NEWS BLAZE), rising country star Michael Shawn Hartman was heard recently in the media (FOX NEWS), suggesting that America's self-esteem had been damaged by criticizing America and our U.S. President. Michael Shawn Hartman has stunningly learned to play over 500 songs, and as a "masterful songwriter" (HOLLYWOOD SENTINEL) has written nearly 100 new songs, with several of his newly released tracks, now on his website found below, being called "brilliant" (HOLLYWOOD SENTINEL DAILY). According to ABC news, Michael Shawn Hartman has also recently started a new organization called FAITH, FREEDOM, COUNTRY; to help advance positive messages in country music. The singers slogan, as noted on NBC news, also has a new line of t-shirts saluting America, with–according to the artist, a portion of the proceeds going to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, for the rest of this month.

When asked what his life philosophy is, Michael admits, "My philosophy is don't take advantage of people, and be comfortable with everything around me. I try be the fairest I can to everybody." Hartman adds, "Country music makes me happy when I hear it. It makes me feel good. I want to do the same for people. I want to make people happy and feel good with my music, and I have been told that's just what I do!" For more information visit


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Grand Performances’ Annual Gala Attracts Local Luminaries

Come join the celebration on Saturday, September 23.


WHO: Grand Performances, along with co-hosts for the evening Sharon Tay from CBS2/KCAL9, Robert “El Vez” Lopez, legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, civic business and arts leaders including: Councilmember José Huizar; Danielle Brazell, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Emmy and Grammy-award winning composer Laura Karpman; KCET’s Val Zavalla; dance legend Lula Washington; jazz drummer Ndugu Chancellor; Elizabeth Cline, Executive Director The Industry; Chris Rountree, Artistic Director, wild Up; and many more.

WHAT: Grand Performances is pleased to announce the annual Gala which will honor the organization’s Founding Executive Director Michael Alexander. Michael spent his career bringing people together through the arts.  Michael is a firm believer that access to the arts is a right and not a privilege.  The evening will also feature a live musical tribute to Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Since its inception 31 years ago, Grand Performances has supported African music, making it a staple of the organization’s summer programming.

WHERE: 350 S Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles

WHEN: Saturday September 23, 2017
The program for the evening is as follows:
6:00 PM: Hosted Cocktails and Raffle
7:00 PM: Dinner, Honoree Presentation, Live Auction
8:30 PM: Benefit Concert: A Tribute to the Music of Fela Kuti

WHY: Celebrating the culmination of its 31st season with the Annual GALA. One of the best ways to put a bow on a stellar summer is to do what we do best–present a powerful & rhythmic #Afrobeat celebration in a tribute to Fela Kuti. With Ethio Cali and special guests like Tony-nominee Sahr Ngaujah who originated the lead role in Fela! on Broadway, featuring members of JUNGLE FIRE, The Budos Band, Dengue Fever and mexico68 and more! this musical convergence will keep you on your feet! Todd Simon – Music Director

Grand Performances has always embraced global music and championed music from Africa for decades carving a pathway for many Los Angeles presenters to do the same. 

MORE ON GRAND PERFORMANCES:  Celebrating its 31st year, Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public… democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more during the summer at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown as well as at other venues throughout the year including the Los Angeles State Historic Park and Los Angeles World Airports.    

Follow @GrandPerformances on Facebook, @GrandPerfs on Twitter and Instagram and our Youtube Channel at  

For press information contact: Mike Mena at 310-913-0625 or


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Actor Curtis Lum is back for CW’s Supergirl new season and joins the ensemble cast in Freeform television series Siren

A shot of Curtis Lum on set of Supergirl


Curtis Lum at the studio, sitting on a stool

Curtis makes his big screen debut in Mina Shum’s highly anticipated feature film Meditation Park opening the Vancouver International Film Festival

Meditation Park honours family, tradition and the unique culture of our city. It hit me close to home as they shot in Vancouver’s Chinatown where I used to buy fish with my dad and grandfather!”

— Curtis Lum

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, September 22, 2017 / — Curtis Lum returns to CW’s American superhero action-adventure TV series Supergirl to premiere October 9th. In Supergirl, Curtis plays Agent Demos, an agent in the DEO that works with Supergirl and her team to keep National City safe from the bad guys. Supergirl is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), and stars Melissa Benoist in the title role.

Currently Curtis is filming the new Freeform original drama Siren, which is slated for release in 2018. In his recurring role on Siren, Curtis plays Calvin a local fisherman.
Curtis makes his big screen debut this fall in Mina Shum’s highly anticipated feature film Meditation Park opening the 2017 VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival), with a gala screening on September 28th. With an all-star cast that includes Chinese movie legend Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), and Hong Kong-American actor Tzi Ma, Meditation Park premiered at this year’s TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival).

Meditation Park is about a devoted Chinese wife Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) discovering her husband’s infidelity when finding another women’s thong in her husband’s laundry, propelling her on an empowering journey of mental, financial and physical emancipation. Curtis makes a cameo in this film playing a young fishmonger that Maria always goes to hassle and bargain with.

“Being a part of Meditation Park is somewhat like sending a love letter to my Mom,” says Curtis, “Meditation Park honours family, tradition, community and the unique culture of our city. It hit me close to home as they shot in a part of Vancouver’s Chinatown where I used to buy fish with my dad and grandfather from the market I shot in for the film!”

At the age of 20, Curtis did whatever it took to make his leap as an actor landing a recurring role on the Canadian teen-drama Renegade Press as Conor Ying. Soon after, Curtis booked his first movie playing a sperm-donating monk on an Anna Chi film called Dim Sum Funeral. In the recent years, he played Henry Kishida in FOX’s Prison Break and other guest roles in TV series including Travelers, The Arrangement, The Romeo Section and Psych.

Curtis is a “bonafide hustler” and a “fighter”, willing to take roles at any capacity to breakthrough an industry where Asian Americans are still a minority. He produced Jaded and Chasing Mood and a short experimental film called Pyramid, which was taken from the award-winning piece Spoken Word written by Andy Garland. He also produced the music video HeadLights featuring Cadence and starring Nalani Weston, breaking boundaries with his talent as he also sang in that song.

Curtis was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He grew up in the family restaurant business with parents who taught him everything he needed to know about hard work. Curtis remains humble and takes all life as learning experiences, which he can apply to his craft. Curtis is involved with a non-profit community based group called “Help Change My City”. To stay healthy, he keeps up with a regular fitness regimen with boxing, kickboxing or playing basketball and when he needs to get in shape for a role, he relies on his go-to celebrity fitness trainer Anna Wong to whip him into shape.

His world of entertainment doesn’t stop there. Curtis has been hosting club nights and MC parties since he was 16, going by the name of “CuLu”. Along with acting, Curtis is a fashionista, style-setter, a bit of a rogue, rebel, and a trailblazer all at once, turning unconventional ways into his own conventional. Curtis currently resides in Vancouver and splits his time in LA.

Curtis Lum is available for interviews upon request.

For more information and interview requests please contact:
Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

Agent: Aaron Alexander | 604.637.7009

Curtis Lum Links
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Meditation Park trailer:

Siren Trailer:
Headlights music video:

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Source: EIN Presswire