Jann Klose To Release New Single “Love High” In Support Of New Album “In Tandem”

New album features duet with Renaissance vocal legend Annie Haslam!

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, September 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Award-winning pop singer-songwriter Jann Klose will be releasing the second single titled “Love High” from his latest album “In Tandem” on September 28, 2018! A video of the song is currently being filmed and plans for its premiere in NYC on October 14th at The Cutting Room are currently underway. The song Features top South American musicians: Sakhile Nkosi (AKA) on bass, Ezra Erasmus (Idols SA, John Legend) on keys, Leagan Breda (Lira, Trevor Noah) on drums and Raymond Green (Idols SA) on featured electric guitar. Produced by RJ Benjamin and mixed my Rici Martins (aka SEVVEN) and mastered in Nashville by Ben Kesler.

Says Jann, “'Love High' is about that moment in a relationship where you realize the physical aspect will most likely outweigh the emotional! You reach a point in the relationship where you have to let go because it can only go so far…”

To purchase Jann Klose's “Love High” single: https://spoti.fi/2N7FgDd
YouTube streaming link: https://youtu.be/Ctp2egzU9tQ

Jann Klose is elated to have his brand-new studio album “In Tandem” released worldwide. Fans can download and stream the album, which features a selection of top South African artists such as Karen Zoid and Tamara Dey, on their favorite digital platform. “In Tandem” also features a duet between Jann and legendary Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam on a cover version of Peter Gabriel's “Don't Give Up,” which has also been released as a single.

The wait is finally over after almost a year's worth of work going into the writing and recording of the album, and Jann is ready for people to hear all the songs on “In Tandem”! “I am so excited to release 'In Tandem' to the world! Making this album has been the most beautiful creative experience of my life and career thus far. Working with all these great guest artists from three continents has opened my mind in ways I never expected. I think this is my most honest work to date and I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we did making it.”

Watch the music video for “Take Me 2 Forever”: https://youtu.be/1Z3WHpXIPS8

Jann spent time in SA last year recording his 6th studio album in partnership with the Academy of Sound Engineering, in addition to lending his time and supporting the work of Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk foundation. The album features a selection of SA's finest with RJ Benjamin as producer, songwriting contributions from James Stewart (The Usual), Ziyon (Liquideep), Karen Zoid (who also features on the song she co-wrote), and collab feature from Tamara Dey.

“In Tandem” Tracklisting:
01. Love High
02. Dear Mel
03. Don’t Give Up (feat. Annie Haslam)
04. What Have You Got to Say?
05. Never Fall
06. You and I (Cosmic Love) (feat. Tamara Dey)
07. Hochzeitslied
08. Pour the Champagne (feat. Karen Zoid)
09. After the Last
10. Take Me 2 Forever
11. What it Is
12. Win This Fight (feat. The RJ Benjamin Voices)
13. Wedding Song (Hochzeitslied English Version)

“In Tandem” is out now on digital and CD. Download or stream Jann Klose's brand-new album “In Tandem” now – http://smarturl.it/JannKloseInTandem

Jann Klose is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released six albums and two EPs. Jann was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States and now resides in New York City. His music has been streamed over 1,000,000 times online and his song “Make It Better” is featured on the Billboard Top 10 charting compilation album “Action Moves People United.” His new album “In Tandem” was released by Gallo Records in June 2018. Jann is an ambassador for Desmond Tutu's Tutudesk campaign.

Jann's most recent solo album, “Mosaic” featuring “Make It Better” entered the Roots Rock charts at #22 and won three 2014 Independent Music Awards. The record also made the first round of the 2014 Grammys® in the categories Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year.

His voice is featured in the movie “Greetings From Tim Buckley” (Universal) as the voice of Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots. His songs have been heard on the Grammy® nominated “Healthy Food For Thought”compilation as well as MTV Cribs and movies “Dead Broke” (Warner Bros) featuring Paul Sorvino and “A Venue For The End Of The World” (BrinkVision) featuring Dick Cavett and Ian Anderson. Most recently Jann scored the music for the award-winning short “The Beauty of Disaster.”

He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” and “The Who's Tommy.” In 2005, the off-Broadway production “Moonlight Interior,” a musical based on Klose's music, premiered in New York City.

Jann Klose has periodically collaborated with members of classical rock group Renaissance and tours regularly in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. He has worked with a wide range of artists including Pat Benatar, John Oates of Hall and Oates, Suzanne Vega, Paula Cole, Annie Haslam, Denny Laine and Steve Holley (Paul McCartney & Wings), Ann & Liz Callaway, Gary Lucas, Brett Dennen, Rusted Root, Vonda Shepard, Ben Taylor, RJ Benjamin, Karen Zoid, Tamara Day, Ziyon (Liquideep), Shekhinah, Amanda Black, Jeffrey Gaines, Bret Michaels, Rosanne Cash, The Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart, The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty, Pete Seeger and Les Paul.

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Are Celebrities Cutting Corners with Personal Security?

Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris

The October 2016 Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris did make a number of VIPs review their personal security.

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Celebrities are exposed to threats every day, from stalkers and over exuberant fans, but are celebrities taking their security seriously or only being reactive?

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— Alex Bomberg

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are several examples in the world’s Press of celebrities facing security incidents, some of these are more serious than others but all could have been avoided or risk diminished greatly if the celebrity had adequate security.

Celebrity stalking is on the rise with much of it manifesting itself on social media before in extreme cases, becoming physical.

Security breaches happen often because of a serious lapse in security, obviously due to several factors that may include budgetary restraints or plain bad practice, as in the 2016 Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris, as described below.

We should start by saying that many security incidents are not perpetrated by unknown individuals, often the perpetrators have attempted to communicate via social media, this is often the case where stalking becomes more sinister and often drifts from online fixation to physical contact.

Examples of Celebrities having security issues:

Justin Bieber – The international recording artist Justin Bieber has faced a number of well-publicized security issues over the years, particularly in 2012 when there was a credible threat to kidnap, castrate and murder the star. An inmate plotted with his nephew to carry out the act and the plot unraveled by chance due to a Police traffic stop near the Canadian border.

Further issues with fans and stalkers have plagued Bieber over the years. One fan was arrested after gaining access to the star’s property three times in one week.

It is fair to say that Justin Bieber does have a security team around him that is effective.

Kim Kardashian – In Paris in 2016, the star was famously robbed in her rented apartment and relieved of millions of dollars worth of jewelry. It is very clear that in this case, not only was Kim Kardashian’s security totally inadequate – being one individual who was not suited; but that the actions of the bodyguard, Kim Kardashian and those around her, added to the security risks with their use of social media.

Jenson Button – The British F1 racing star has on two separate occasions been the subject of security incidents. In 2010 in Brazil, he came close to being the victim of an armed group during an encounter at a set of traffic lights. More recently in 2015, the star and his family were gassed in their sleep and robbed when in a property in the South of France.

In any of the three examples the outcome could have been very different and fatal.

Is it a case of the more security the better?

It’s a great question and the short and fast answer is that any security service or Executive Protection needs to be tailored to the requirements of the client and fit his or her life and of course their family’s lives. Just throwing money or resources at the issue is not going to mitigate the risk and can in many cases make matters worse and draw unnecessary attention.

Executive Protection, by nature, is somewhat intrusive and if done right the service has many elements, from counter surveillance, technical surveillance counter measures and advanced reconnaissance, through to vetting of staff, managing online reputation and cyber-threats.

The first thing on most clients' minds is not budget, but that is always obviously a consideration. The main concern is how much a major change in security will affect their lives. Most clients will not be starting from scratch, most will have either some regular personal security, or had some exposure to using it over time as their careers have taken off.

It is not unusual for a celebrity to use a bodyguard for a personal appearance at a shopping mall for example, and that would be their only use of security for that day. They might then not use personal security until their next personal appearance. It too is not uncommon for a celebrity to use a bodyguard/driver, this from a professional security point of view, is far from ideal as driving and Executive Protection are two different disciplines and it is not possible to carry out both the role of personal bodyguard & drive a vehicle.

Not all celebrities can afford full-time Executive Protection but opt for an “as and when” approach and again, this is very dangerous.

Are the celebrities at fault?

No, not entirely. A celebrity/artist is surrounded by managers, record labels and a whole myriad of advisors, financial advisors, personal trainers and nutritionists, PR people and so on. Security is very often not managed properly, or as we have covered in a previous article “Celebrity Stalking Cases”, their security arrangements do not grow with the celebrity and adapt to new risks, or are they scalable to events and threats.

So, how would you make a start to putting things right?

The very first thing any security consultant worth his or her salt would do is to carry out a security audit of the existing security. This would cover the home, the office, travel security, drivers and any technical security like cameras and alarms that might be in place. The audit would also look at any policies that might be in place, like what happens on an activation of a panic alarm or sensor etc…

A security audit ensures that all security is “fit for purpose”, all systems, training and qualifications, policies and procedures are up-to-date. All security, technical and physical, must work in unison.

The biggest problem with not doing a regular audit or review of security is that it can easily end up not fit for purpose, not working together and cohesive. This type of security service just costs money and adds no value.

Finally, I would say that getting security on the agenda regularly is never a bad idea. Talk about security, make sure that everyone who needs to know plans and policies has a good grasp of what will happen if the threat level rises or if there is an incident.

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Star-Studded Salute To Hard Rock Legends KISS Receives A Very Special Reissue With New Title And All New Artwork!

Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet with guest performances by Bruce Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Lemmy Kilmister, Doug Aldrich, Dee Snider, and more!

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — An incredible line-up of world-class musicians and vocalists gathered together, under the helm of Grammy award-winning producers Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, to recreate 11 classics from the catalog of one of music’s greatest, best-loved bands, the icons of theatrical shock rock, the mighty KISS! Originally released as Spin The Bottle in 2004, the resulting album has received a complete makeover this year and will be reissued October 19 with all new artwork. Now titled, Pure Fire – The Ultimate KISS Tribute, the album features unique combinations of A-list performers including former KISS member Bruce Kulick plus some of the bands biggest friends and fans including Tommy Shaw (Styx), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins), Dug Pinnick (King's X), C.C. DeVille (Poison) and so many more!

This special multi-media edition also comes with a bonus making-of DVD that features interviews and stories from the artists, including those who are no longer with us, recorded 14 years ago – it’s like a beautifully preserved time capsule showing what these artists looked like, sang like and played like, and what they thought about KISS back then. Hear producer Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford , Lemmy , Greg Bissonette, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, and many others share their personal stories and recollections about Paul, Gene, Ace & Peter. No self-respecting KISS fan should be without this release!

Track List:
1. Detroit Rock City – Dee Snider, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, John Tempesta
2. Love Gun – Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert, Jay Schellen
3. Cold Gin – Mark Slaughter, Ryan Roxy, Robben Ford, Phil Soussan, Steve Riley
4. King Of The Night Time World – Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Mike Inez, Fred Coury
5. I Want You – Kip Winger, Paul Gilbert, Greg Bissonette
6. God Of Thunder – Buzz Osbourne, Bruce Kulick, Blasko, Carmine Appice
7. Calling Dr. Love – Page Hamilton, Mike Porcaro, Greg Bissonette
8. Shout It Out Loud – Lemmy Kilmister, Jennifer Batten, Bob Kulick, Samantha Maloney
9. Parasite – Dug Pinnick, Bob Kulick, John Alderete, Vinnie Colaiuta
10. Strutter – Phil Lewis, Gilby Clarke, Jeff Pilson, Bobby Rock
11. Stole Your Love – Robin McAuley, C.C. DeVille, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar

Interviews and stories with:
Paul Gilbert, Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford, Lemmy, Greg Bissonette, C.C. DeVille, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, Jennifer Batten, Bobby Rock, Mark Slaughter, Page Hamilton, Tim Bogert, Steve Lukather, Samantha Maloney, Chris Jericho and Bruce Kulick

Pre-order the CD here: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Fire-Ultimate-Tribute-Various/dp/B07G228VJT

“After being friends with KISS, knowing them for years, playing on Paul’s solo record, it was my pleasure to play on this tribute CD. And also working with Bob Kulick was great fun. I thought it came out great. It ROCKS!” – Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Beck, Bogert, Appice)

“I really liked the new arrangement they had and we screamed through it pretty fast. Wild combinations of players and singers, and in the end a very new twist to some KISS classics.” – Steve Lukather (Toto)

“KISS is and forever will be the most exciting band in the land!” – Kip Winger (Winger)

“What fun it is to do anything with Bob. Giving KISS some love. I tried to do Gene proud. We’re all parasites, baby!!” – Dug Pinnick (King’s X)

“I was thrilled to play on this record, especially with Mark Slaughter and Ryan Roxie, with whom I have played before. The song ‘Cold Gin’ was special for me because of one morning back in 1990 when I was awoken by a phone call from Gene Simmons inviting me to come up on stage to play a song with them that night. It was indeed a great moment for me!” – Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)

“Such an honor to be included then and now, in this list of immensely talented musicians on this KISS tribute. Put your KISS face on and turn it up. Enjoy!!!” – Robin McAuley. ( MSG )

“Some seriously great performances by an insane bunch! Being involved on many of the assorted songs, I had the pleasure of enjoying all the different folks and the cool and varied interpretations they all were bringing to the table.” – David Glen Eisley (Giuffria/Dirty White Boy)

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William Shatner Releases First Ever Holiday Album “Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album” Feat. Special Guests!

Features: Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, Billy Gibbons, Ian Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Henry Rollins, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins, Mel Collins, Artimus Pyle, and others!

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — William Shatner has announced his very first holiday album: “Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album” (October 26/Cleopatra Records). Shatner has assembled a truly eclectic roster of vanguards, icons and misfits for a holiday album unlike any that have come before it. The legend of stage, screen and spoken word has taken 13 holiday classics and turned them on their head, joined by the likes of Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins, Billy Gibbons, Rick Wakeman, Todd Rundgren and more. See below for full track list and credits.

Listen to “Jingle Bells” featuring Henry Rollins here: https://soundcloud.com/cleopatra-recs/jingle-bells-ft-heny-rollins-1/s-oUIsa

“Shatner Claus” gets into the holiday spirit from the very first notes. A sweeping set of strings introduces “Jingle Bells,” but the song quickly becomes amplified as William and Henry Rollins trade lyrical duties over an increasingly rambunctious beat. Next comes a grooving honky-tonk rendition of “Blue Christmas” with Brad Paisley. As the album unfurls it weaves through jazz, blues, rockabilly, bossa nova and beyond, balancing joyful and sentimental moments with blazing rock n' roll, and big guitar solos from the likes of Billy Gibbons and Todd Rungdren. Other highlights include a memorable duet with Iggy Pop on “Silent Night,” and a tremendous presentation of keyboards courtesy of Rick Wakeman on “O Come O Come Emanuel.” A bonus track version of an even more revved-up version of “Jingle Bells,” also featuring Henry Rollins, is labeled “Punk Rock Version.”

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood's most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist. He released his first studio album in 1968. In 2018 alone he has published a book and released an album of country music. “Shatner Claus” is William's third album for Cleopatra Records, following 2011's “Seeking Major Tom” and 2013's “Ponder The Mystery.”

Track List:
1. Jingle Bells feat. Henry Rollins
2. Blue Christmas feat. Brad Paisley
3. Little Drummer Boy feat. Joe Louis Walker
4. Winter Wonderland feat. Todd Rundgren & Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
5. Twas The Night Before Christmas feat. Mel Collins (King Crimson)
6. Run Rudolph Run feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars)
7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel feat. Rick Wakeman (Yes)
8. Silver Bells feat. Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
9. One for You, One For Me
10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer feat. Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
11. Silent Night feat. Iggy Pop
12. White Christmas feat. Judy Collins
13. Feliz Navidad feat. Dani Bander

14. Jingle Bells feat Henry Rollins (Punk Rock Version)

Pre-order the album here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shatner-Claus-Christmas-Album-William/dp/B07GJ56YX5/

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Smile Songs Releases Holiday Joy Collection of Cards, Prints, Posters That Sing

Original acoustic holiday song plays from a special QR code on each piece of art. Many products are personalized, feature classic and trend colors.

The Holiday Joy collection of art that sings is designed to help caring women celebrate those special people with a unique gift of love that's charming for the ears, eyes and heart.”

— Sharon Glassman, Smile Songs CEO

LONGMONT, CO, US, September 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Designer and songwriter Sharon Glassman from Smile Songs is releasing the brand new Holiday Joy collection, and each product will be made by the designer herself. The Holiday Joy collection will be released on October 9, 2018.

Smile Songs is known for helping caring women celebrate those special people with unique gifts of love that look and sound great.

Now, for the first time, Sharon Glassman has created an entire product line of her favorite and most popular holiday-themed cards, prints and posters that sing.

The collection will be exclusively sold on the smilesongs.com website, where the limited products are scheduled to sell out by the end of the season.

Prints, posters and cards showcase the happy feeling of giving a memorable gift to dear friends, colleagues and family. They’re designed to help women who value genuine emotional experiences "be their best elf,” Glassman says, using a holiday pun that's become part of Smile Songs seasonal marketing campaign.

Several products come in Ultraviolet and Forest Green to capitalize on today’s trends.

Some printable art products in the collection are instant downloads, which means busy holiday shoppers can give a thoughtful gift quickly, even at the last minute. Not sure what to buy? Gift certificates are available, too.

Sharon’s collection also includes instantly downloadable printable stickers that sing so caring women can bring delightful touches of holiday happiness to their classroom, office and home.

Each individual Holiday Joy artwork has its own name. A few examples are:

• Custom Holiday Song
• Limited Edition singing holiday card
• Wishing You Joy personalized singing print/poster
• Happy Reindeer singing print/poster
• Joyful World singing print/poster

The Holiday Joy collection ranges in price from $24.95 for a reusable sheet of singing stickers to $549.95 for a custom holiday song delivered on printable art and mp3. Many gifts are under $35.

Each piece of art in the collection plays the original song "And Joy," which celebrates cozy scenes and warm feelings of the holiday season. A custom QR code on the art plays the song when scanned with a cell phone camera.

Sharon Glassman is excited to welcome her fans to her the new handmade holiday collection of art that sings they’ve been requesting.

For more information about Holiday Joy or for an interview with Sharon, please write to sharon@smilesongs.com. Media high-res photos and audio available upon request.

About Smile Songs
Sharon Glassman started designing Smile Songs after she was faced with a very real problem. Caring women wanted to say “Here’s why I love you” to the special people in their lives but couldn’t find the right words. After many months of handcrafting art that sings, Sharon Glassman’s products started gaining the attention of the gifts industry.


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The Setroc Group, Inc. Achieves Veteran Owned Small Business Certification, Launches New Strategic Brand

Francisco Cortes

Leading Hispanic/Veteran Owned Media Strategy Firm The Setroc Group, Inc., Achieves Veteran Owned Small Business and NVBDC Supplier Certifications, Rebrands

It is a true honor to be VOSB and NVBDC certified. As a U.S Military Veteran it gives me great pride to serve my country once again, this time in a different uniform.”

— Francisco Cortes

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, September 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Setroc Group, Inc., a New Jersey-based Hispanic/veteran owned small business (VOSB), is proud to announce their recent small business concern certifications as a Veteran-Owned Small Business awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) and National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC). The Setroc Group, Inc., is a veteran led, Hispanic owned global communications firm delivering more than 30 years of real world, major network television professional experience in the public relations, media, advertising, photography, film production, post- production, and high-end animation industries.
After successfully completing the CVE process, this certification proves The Setroc Group Inc.’s VOSB status and meets the requirements of 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 74.12 to do business with federal government agencies as well as large private corporations, as a VOSB.
Per the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, this enables The Setroc Group Inc. to participate in federally-mandated Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities. Last year, federal government agencies spent $16.9 Billion procuring goods and services from certified veteran-owned small businesses concerns in the private sector.”

"It's a great honor to be VOSB certified – this is the Federal Government's flagship small business certification for U.S veterans," said Francisco Cortes, President of The Setroc Group, Inc. Mr. Cortes, a seasoned major television network media executive with almost two decades of experience in both the general markets, and US Hispanic added: “The Setroc Group. is now able to take our professional services offerings to the next level, with Federal and Large Enterprise Programs, and provide more media/ public relations, marketing, film production and full scope digital solutions for agencies such as the US Department of the Army (ARMY), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), among others.” Cortés added: “We’ve rebranded at a strategic time. We have a powerful new logo, and site design which is a combination of much insight and teamwork. It is a representation of who we are, and who we serve as a company. We are incredibly proud of the outcome. For this VOSB certification we teamed up with the right Business-to-Government (B2G) partner. Many thanks to the support provided by our top-notch federal certification consultants from Rafael Marrero & Company. Mr. Marrero and his staff guided us through the lengthy process in short order and tirelessly assisted us in every aspect of this certification and launch."

About The Setroc Group, Inc.
The Setroc Group, Inc. is a Hispanic/veteran owned full-scope media strategy firm headquartered in NJ, whose founding members have a combined 30+ year track record of success working in broadcast media in the US Hispanic and general markets. “From script to screen, and everything in between”: The Setroc Group, Inc. has the experience and capabilities to put your business or executive government agency in the best position to stand out and accomplish its mission. The firm's federal socio-economic certifications include: Veteran Owned Small Business Concern (VOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Certified Veteran-Owned Business from the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC). Learn more: http://www.setrocgroup.com/

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Rafael Marrero & Company helps other Veteran-Owned, Minority, Women, and Small Businesses break into the $500 Billion federal market. Rafael Marrero & Company is full-service provider of registration, certification, market research, procurement readiness training, marketing, proposal writing, and GSA schedule services. The firm is licensed, insured and holds accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ Rating. Rafael Marrero & Company, the premiere business-to-government (B2G) management consulting firm is ranked as one of America's fastest growing privately owned companies, MBE Supplier of the Year, Top Government Services Providers, Best 50 Workplaces in America, and Inc. 500 Honorees. Learn more: https://www.rafaelmarrero.com

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Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Reality Star Amber Diamond Up for the Next Maxim Magazine Cover Girl

Amber Diamond loves sports. Nothing is more All American than baseball. Vote for Amber as the Next Maxim Cover Girl. The cover girl chosen receives $25,000, a photoshoot with legendary photographer Gilles Bensimon and worldwide recognition as a Maxim Cover Girl.

Vote for Amber Diamond as the Next Maxim Cover Girl. Diamond says, “Winning the covenant place on the cover of Maxim would open up doors not just for me but for the agency I would establish to empower young girls follow their dreams without compromise.”

Your vote for Amber Diamond as the Next Maxim Cover Girl also will help military veterans. A portion of the voting proceeds will benefit Homes for Wounded Warriors.

Amber Diamond is no stranger to the public eye or the challenges that young women face when it comes to seeking success. Your vote will give her the opportunity to be a positive role model and help other girls earn success.

Amber Diamond started modeling when she was 15. Amber, who is in Southeast Group 24, says becoming the next Maxim Cover Girl would fulfill a lifelong dream. Voting ends on September 27 for the Top 30 Round.

Voting for Amber Diamond in the Southeast Group 24 as Maxim Cover Girl ends Sept. 27 for the Top 30 Round – Portion of Voting Proceeds Benefit Wounded Warriors

I am Maxim. Your vote to help me be your cover girl, would allow me to open an agency to empower young girls to follow their dreams without compromise.”

— Amber Diamond, Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Season 5 reality star and model.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Who will be the next Maxim Magazine Cover Girl? Meet model and music artist Amber Diamond who is the newest member of VH1's Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Season 5 reality show.

"I am MAXIM. I represent the focus of the magazine," said Diamond. "I am a young, beautiful, confident black girl and I am what is missing." The next Maxim Magazine cover girl selected receives the grand prize of $25,000, a lavish photoshoot with legendary photographer Gilles Bensimon and worldwide recognition as a Maxim Cover Girl. Votes for Amber Diamond in the Southeast Group 24 as Maxim Cover Girl ends Sept. 27 at 11 p.m. EDT for the Top 30 Round. The twelve states that make up the Southeast Region are South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana.

"Winning the Maxim coveted cover would open up doors not only for me but for the agency I wish to establish to help young girls follow their dreams without compromise," said Diamond. "I am an Alabama native and with opportunities few and far in between, so many people from my hometown and across the country look up to me, always asking me how can they get to where I am and I really want to help."

Diamond is no stranger to the public eye or the challenges that young women face when it comes to seeking success. "The grand prize money is great, but to be on the cover has a deeper meaning because it provides me with an international platform to make a difference," said Diamond. "I want to represent for the young Black girls everywhere that were told they would not make it. I want to prove to everyone that if they work hard enough that they can make it. I want to share a positive message."

Maxim Magazine has a circulation of about 9 million readers each month. Maxim Digital reaches more than 4 million unique viewers each month. Maxim magazine publishes 16 editions, sold in 75 countries worldwide.

While Diamond is about making business moves, she has a fun, creative side and shared some of her special talents. "My special talent is cooking. A lot of people don’t know but I am a really good chef," said Diamond. "I also can do hair and makeup which can go far in the industry. Additionally, I am really good at hula hoop. I’d like to think of myself as a Jill of all trades."

Helping Diamond be the next Maxim Cover Girl also will help military veterans. A portion of the voting proceeds will benefit Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation. Last year's donation helped build five new homes for disabled veterans in need. Maxim's chosen recipient, Homes for Wounded Warrior's mission is to raise money to build and remodel handicap accessible homes to suit the individual needs of injured veterans.

Can't wait to see Diamond on the cover of Maxim? Watch Diamond in action on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, which airs Monday nights, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT, on the VH1 network.

Diamond is also known for her appearances on various reality shows, including "Fix My Mom," with her successful entrepreneurial mom, Shun Love. She was a host on MTV's "Binge Thinking," and as a "Wild 'N Out" girl on Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out" also on MTV. Diamond started modeling when she was 15. A couple of years later, Love and Diamond appeared together on TLC "Raising Fame."

“I joined the Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Season 5 to promote my music career and gain additional experience,” said Diamond. "As the next Maxim Cover Girl, I can accomplish my goals by taking it to an international level and help other young girls reach their potential."

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Indie Artist’s Remixed Single Charts Alongside Jason Derulo

NYC-based artist Miranda Writes

Miranda Writes “Too Blessed” Peaks at Number 12/5800 in Digital DJ Pool

With no significant financial backing, it can be so hard to get attention. This accomplishment proves it is possible!”

— Miranda Writes

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — It goes without saying that independent artists often receive the short end of the stick. With more mainstream artists dominating the airwaves and overall music scene, performers who are still climbing the ranks to stardom are often left behind. Or, at least, left in the shadows of famous artists.

For Miranda Writes being independent has created a unique niche as an artist and only strengthened her diverse platform.

A performer who refuses to be boxed in, Miranda is a powerhouse with major crossover appeal. Her unique sound has not only been appealing to her vastly growing audience, but a major success in the DJ circuit.

As of September 20, 2018, Miranda Writes’ remixed single “Too Blessed” has risen to number 12 in the pop singles of Digital DJ Pool, a popular platform for DJs to discover new music. The song at one point charted alongside popular artists Jason Drool, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dog, Ciara and Miranda Lambert.

“The music industry is full of competition, especially as a biracial female indie artist. With no significant financial backing, it can be so hard to get attention. This accomplishment proves it is possible! Presently, I feel ‘Too Blessed to be Stressed’ and am soaking up the positive vibes,” commented Miranda Writes.

Digital DJ Pool is not the only platform where Miranda is gaining headway. Since releasing her latest single “Time to Time,” her music video has received over 130,000 views on YouTube in just over thirty days.

Miranda is set to perform at the popular Apple Fest, taking place October 14, where over 30,000 people gather annually to enjoy fall festivities and local entertainment.

About Miranda Writes: New York City-based artist Miranda Writes creates lyrically-focused hip-hop with an eclectic sound that crosses genres and decades. Inspired by 90' hip-hop and contemporary music, Miranda has a modern yet back-to-the basic sound powered by original lyrics. In January of 2018, Miranda Writes’ 2017 album Know Your Worth was awarded the 2018 Rap Album of the Year, by the Warlock Asylum. When not on the mic during the winter Miranda loves to snowboard, which opened new commercial markets for her besides music such as fashion, snowboarding, and fitness. Miranda’s goal is to make a positive impact on the music industry and her fans.

For more on Miranda Writes:

EPK http://bit.ly/timetotimeepk
YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/user/MirandaWritesLPDEnt
INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/miranda_writes/
SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/artist/59gsvMbsZ0nMcn3xTFTxrK
SOUNDCLOUD https://soundcloud.com/mirandawriteslpd


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Miranda Writes “Too Blessed” Remix

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Long Beach based non-profit organization Able ARTS Work announces inaugural benefit concert entitled Bowie’s Piano Man + The Symphonic Suite for Healing 2, featuring an incredible performance by world renowned pianist Mike Garson on Sunday November 4, 2018 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.

LONG BEACH, CA (August 1, 2018) — Long Beach based non-profit organization Able ARTS Work announced today that on Sunday November 4, 2018 they will host their inaugural benefit concert entitled Bowie’s Piano Man + The Symphonic Suite for Healing 2, featuring an incredible performance by world renowned pianist Mike Garson. Garson, who is best known for being David Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member, performed across the globe alongside Bowie in over 1,000 concerts.

Bowie’s Piano Man +The Symphonic Suite for Healing 2 featuring Mike Garson will be hosted at the iconic art-deco Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, which was opened to the public in 1931 and was the first sound-equipped theatre in the South Bay. Boasting 1,500 seats, ticket prices vary (starting at $25.00 per ticket) and sponsorships to support Able ARTS Work are available.

The first half of this matinee event will unveil Garson's newest Symphonic Suite for Healing, followed by a second half featuring Bowie hits such as “Life on Mars,” “Five Years,” “Lady Grinning Soul,” and Garson's most famous Bowie collaboration “Aladdin Sane,” which includes his jaw-dropping solo you won't want to miss live. Garson will be joined onstage by world-class musicians and vocalists, including Grammy nominees Gaby Moreno and Maysa Karaa, along with Joe Sumner and Brett Hool.

Able ARTS Work’s primary mission is to provide life-long learning, community service and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people with disabilities in an environment of warmth, encouragement, and inclusion. Launched in 1982 (yet rebranded just two years ago) their day program provides creative studio settings and facilitation for disabled adults in music, drawing, painting, photography, and more. The programs are enriched with music therapy services as well, which has been especially effective for the adults with autism and cerebral palsy in the program. Dolas’ idea for the organization was born in the late 1970’s when she was a music therapy student and visited state run developmental centers—she didn’t see much activity in state hospitals, patients needed more hands-on treatment and it became one of her life goals to provide that. Through art and music, Able ARTS Work has impacted tens of thousands of lives throughout Long Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and Ventura County.


EVENT: Bowie’s Piano Man + The Symphonic Suite for Healing 2 featuring Mike Garson
DATE: Sunday November 4, 2018
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Warner Grand Theatre (434 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731)

To purchase sponsorship packages or tickets visit: http://bit.ly/bowiespianoman.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $500.00 to $15,000.00 and can include VIP and premium tickets, meet and greets with Mike Garson, sponsorship recognition, exclusive Able ARTS Work merchandise, a signed copy of Garson’s book “Bowie’s Piano Man,” complimentary glasses of wine, and more. Tribute ads are also available starting at $150.00, and must be received no later than October 5, 2018 to be included in the commemorative program.

For more information on sponsorships, visit http://bit.ly/bowiespianoman, or contact Megan Christensen via email at mchristensen@ableartswork.org or via phone at (562) 982-0249.

For media inquiries email info@persona-pr.com or call Persona PR at (310) 601-2734. For more information on Able ARTS Work please visit www.ableartswork.org.

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Top 25 Folk/Americana Artist James Lee Baker Signs With MTS Management Group

James Lee Baker signs with MTS Management Group

The Canadian River EP

Home Again album

The Denver-based singer-songwriter is promoting his latest releases, "Home Again" and "The Canadian River." His single reached #23 on the FolkDJ radio charts.

His songwriting is impeccable, and his vocals have a quality that is very reminiscent of the masters of his genre. Classic, yet overwhelmingly contemporary with what's going on right now.”

— Michael Stover, President, MTS Management Group

DENVER, CO, USA, September 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MTS Management Group is proud to announce the signing of folk/americana singer-songwriter from Denver, CO, James Lee Baker. Baker is best known for his Top 25 FolkDJ radio chart single, "The Canadian River." MTS will be handling promotions for Baker, focusing on his EP of the same name, and 2017 full-length release, "Home Again."

"I'm extremely excited to welcome James to the MTS Family!" said Michael Stover, President of MTS. "This guy's the real deal. His songwriting is impeccable, and his vocals have a quality that is very reminiscent of the masters of his genre. Classic, yet overwhelmingly contemporary with what's going on right now."

A lyric video for his latest single is planned for fall release.

ABOUT JAMES LEE BAKER: A classically trained musician, James Lee Baker fuses influences from acoustic singer-songwriters like David Mead, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bob Dylan, and Slaid Cleaves. He embraces open tunings to create an unconventional but welcoming sound and timbre to his playing. Trained briefly by Richard Gilewitz, a renowned fingerstyle guitar player, James Lee's fingerstyle guitar playing is rich and melodic, pulling listeners into memorable motifs and atmospheres.

In 2017, Baker released a Texas-inspired full-length project called "Home Again." Harnessing his experience in technology, Baker recruited talented studio session musicians, accessing performers from Los Angeles, Canada, The United Kingdom, and Denver. "Home Again" is a Country-flavored Americana album, rich with instrumentation like dobro, lap steel, fiddle, and harmonica.

In March, he released an EP of Folk/Americana songs called The Canadian River. The single of the same title placed #23 on the FolkDJ radio charts in April of 2018, and the song "Two Cageless Birds" went on to be selected for the John O'Hara Songwriting Performance Grant.

James has played at several prominent venues including the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, The Fox Theater in Boulder, and Swallow Hill and The Walnut Room in Denver.







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James Lee Baker – Cowtown Blues

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