BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival Virtual Edition Full 2021 Line Up Announcement

BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival Virtual Edition Full 2021 Line Up Announcement

The Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ Shub is a Mohawk, from the Six Nations of the Grand River’s Turtle Clan

The Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ Shub is a Mohawk, from the Six Nations of the Grand River’s Turtle Clan

Including Visual Art by Nick Glynn Art, Pilot Projects Woodworking and more!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 31, 2021 / — BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival Virtual Edition, taking place February 5-21, 2021, is proud to present its all Canadian lineup featuring performances from DJ Shub, Amanda Rheaume and more beamed straight into your home through the magic of ye olde interweb!

We start things off with Bilingual folk duo, Moonfruits. Having toured all corners of the country, while racking up some impressive hardware along the way (Stingray Rising Star Award, SOCAN Award, and Trille Or Winners), the duo set their sights on the United States and Europe, and now are keen to spread—like their namesake—into the virtual landscape through concerts like this one as well as with their upcoming crowdfunded album ‘Salt’. Be sure to inquire with Sullivan T. Cat for further details on the latter.

Festival veterans, C5 – The Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada, will be gracing us with a performance after having patriotically served to deliver “O Canada” for the past several Festivals. C5 also includes songs composed from within its ranks, for which the ensemble earned a gold medal in Beijing at a children’s song writing competition.

Carleton University graduate, Melo Griffith looks to take you on a sonic journey from one genre to the next, through and between musical styles, and back again. Through his use of hypnotic lyrics and blurring the lines between Hip Hop, RnB, Blues and Soul, and sometimes simply pushing beyond the lines entirely, Griffith creates intricate soundscapes for your auditory delight.

After fronting the rock band, Amos the Transparent for over a decade, Olenka Bastian and Jonathon Chandler turned to a more acoustic folk sound to round out their creative yield and Silent Winters was born. In the short time since then the duo has been nominated for several Canadian Folk Music Awards, put out three albums, including a very successful Christmas Album, and are currently working on yet a fourth album.

If you find yourself thinking that there just does not seem to be anyone making real rock music anymore. Well, Taming Sari looks to not only prove that thought wrong but also to make you feel incredibly pessimistic for it ever taking up residence in your brain in the first place. After listening to these guys, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they either formed back in the Golden Age of rock and got frozen in time only to find themselves suddenly in 2021, or at the very least they have been rocking their epically animated faces off for years beyond their age. Tune in to see and hear that something special that propelled this young band into last year’s CBC Searchlight Competition’s Top 50.

In her latest single Amanda Rheaume proclaims, “Baby, I’m the best and you know it…” and with the wake of success she has generated for herself it would be a daunting task to have to debate the contrary. She has five successful albums under her belt, the latest being, ‘The Skin I’m In’, which is as uplifting as it is introspective. Amanda’s work has earned multiple awards and nominations including Junos and Canadian Folk Music Awards. She has held her own while touring with Canadian music juggernauts like The Trews, Sloan, Finger Eleven, Jeff Martin (of The Tea Party fame), and Sarah McLachlan, international All-Stars like The White Stripes, and her touring schedule has taken her to the farthest reaches of Canada—including visits to the far north—extensive performing throughout Europe, and even three trips to perform for Canadian troops deployed overseas. With all those accomplishments to offer and a concert you can watch for free from your living room it’s easy to see that the mere suggestion that you might miss this opportunity “…Scares you to death, and it’s showing.”

“Calling all dancers”: Join DJ Shub and see how beats are dropped Turtle Clan of the Six Nations of the Grand River style. As the Godfather of PowWowStep and founding member of the Award-winning, nationally acclaimed, electronic-music trio, A Tribe Called Red, DJ Shub has helped carve out a place for Indigenous EDM within the musical landscape. With that place secure, DJ Shub has returned to his solo DJ roots and just like his back-2-back 2007 and 2008 DMC Canada DJ Championship reigns proved then, his latest album, ‘War Club’, proves now that DJ Shub is in a class all his own. A fact that is further proven through having the song, ‘Indomitable’, be personally selected by Sacha Baron Cohan as the theme music for his hit show ‘Who Is America?’ and by continuing to collect awards, nominations, and critical praise like claiming a COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities) DJ of the Years honors and continued presence among Juno Nominee lists.

Festival organizers invite the world to stay at home, order a Beavertail through your favourite food delivery app, and let us bring the entertainment straight to you (for free) wherever you hang your toque.


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Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival Virtual Edition 2021

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 31, 2021 / — The BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival Virtual Edition is proud to present its 2021 programming from February 5-21 on and its social media.

That’s right, the BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival goes virtual for 2021, meaning you can access all the exciting programming in the comfort and warmth of your living room, kitchen, or home office. Be sure to check throughout Winterlude to catch all of the performances, exhibitions and more without ever having to change out of your PJs.

For those of you that want to feel a little bite from that winter-air chill, register for Shiver ‘n Giver, a brand new virtual challenge, where participants can skate, ski, snowshoe, walk or run to complete 21k over the course of Winterlude 2021.

To warm things up, the festival presents an eclectic array of performances from great Canadian acts: Moonfruits, the Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada, Melo Griffith, Silent Winters, Taming Sari, Amanda Rheaume, and DJ Shub.

This year the festival looks to not only engage your ears, but also your eyes with a pair of Visual Arts presentations. One comes to us from the woodshop of pilot turned artist, Bill Geno, of Pilot Projects Woodworking and a multi-artist series dubbed, “We’re All in the Same Boat” which will deliver a piece from each of the four very different artistic stylings of Corinne Blouin, Emilie Darlington, Jimmy Baptiste, and Nick Glynn.

The Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival invites everyone to stay safe, keep up your social distancing, and let us come to you this year so you can enjoy all the activities, concerts, and visual art presentations from the comfort of your home, wherever in the world that may be (or beyond, we’re looking at you Elon).


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Sweden Pop Music Sensation Sofie Elezaj Signs Deal With Top U.S. Publishing Company

Pop Music Star Signs Deal With Deveondi Publishing Co.

Pop Music Superstar Sofie Elezaj

Top music publishing company Deveondi Publishing Co. announced the recent signing of mega pop star Sofie Elezaj. There were no specifics given about…

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2021 / — This month top music publishing company Deveondi Publishing Co. announced the recent signing of mega pop star Sofie Elezaj. There were no specifics given about the deal, however, the founder and CEO Deveondi said he is extremely excited about signing their first pop music artist to the company and looks forward to Elezaj having major global success.

Sofie Elezaj said she feel very positive about her deal with Deveondi Publishing Co. “It wasn’t easy at first but after reading about Deveondi and what he has accomplished himself, I feel that this publishing company will respect and understand me fully as an independent artist. My instincts told me or more like my inner voice told me my music will be in good hands, the right hands”.

Elezaj is originally from Sweden but lived in the New York for a little over 20 years before moving back to Sweden to continue focusing on her creative process when it comes to making great music.

We caught up with Sofie recently and she had this to say, “I was very young when I knew I wanted to sing but was too shy to pursue it which is why I did not write my first song until I was 18 years old”.

These days Sofie is focused on songwriting and recording the most amazing music for her large fanbase to fall in love with. Elezaj’s most popular songs are really heating up the airwave with hits like, ‘Who Do U Love’ and ‘I Never Knew’.

The mega star has received more than 20,000 new fans in the last 30 days so it is safe to say this Pop sensation is well on her way to achieving huge worldwide success.

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Fundi: The Story Of Ella Baker

The African Diaspora International Film Festival will celebrate Black History Month virtually nationwide from Feb. 12 to the 15.

The selection of 16 fiction films and documentaries from 14 different countries offers a global perspective on significant historical moments in the life of people of African descent worldwide.”


NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED SATTES, January 29, 2021 / — The African Diaspora International Film Festival will celebrate Black History Month virtually nationwide from Feb. 12 to the 15 with a selection of films about the multiple dimensions of Black History. The selection of 16 fiction films and documentaries from 14 different countries offers a global perspective on significant historical moments in the life of people of African descent worldwide.

ADIFF’s Black History Month Program will open on February 12 with the screening of THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW by Yoruba Richen, a documentary film that chronicles the seminal event and almost-forgotten moment in American history during which legendary entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte hosted the iconic “Tonight Show” in place of Johnny Carson for an entire week. A free ZOOM Q&A will be held with director Yoruba Richen on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7PM EST

Another highlight is the Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement Program featuring two revealing documentaries: THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: THE LEGACY OF FANNIE LOU HAMER by Robin Hamilton which follows one woman’s journey from sharecropper to grassroots organizer to beaten and jailed protester to political powerhouse – and along the way, she proves every voice matters. Also in the program is FUNDI : THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER by Joanne Grant, a fabulous documentary that reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

Other films in the selection include:
THE FIRST RASTA by Helene Lee, a revealing historical documentary that explores the life of Leonard Percival Howell (1898 – 1981), the founder of the most popular mystical movement of the 20th century, Rastafarianism.

A DRY WHITE SEASON by Euzhan Palcy a historical drama set in Apartheid South Africa starring Donald Sutherland, Susan Sarandon and Marlon Brando. With this film, Euzhan Palcy became the first black female director produced by a major Hollywood studio (MGM).

GURUMBE: AFRO-ANDALUSIAN MEMORIES, a documentary that explores how Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Yet, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to this art form.

THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK by Menelik Shabazz, a documentary film about the Lovers Rock Black Social Dance that puts into context the LOVERS ROCK segment in Steve McQueens’ Small Axe series.

SHAIHU UMAR by Adamu Halilu, a Nigerian classic epic drama from 1976 that explores the little discussed topic of the trans-African slave trade.

For a complete line up of ADIFF Black History Month Film Series, visit
Tickets are $7. The series All Access Pass is $65.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.


– A Dry White Season by Euzhan Palcy (USA / South Africa)
– Black Hands by Tetchena Bellange (Canada)
– Boma Tervuren, The Journey by Francis Dujardin (Belgium / Congo)
– Emma Mae by Jamaa Fanaka (USA)
– Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker by Joanne Grant (USA)
– Gurumbe, Afro-Andalusian Memories by Miguel Ángel Rosales (Spain)
– Jacques Roumain: Passion for a Country by Arnold Antonin (Haiti)
– Kinshasa Makambo by Dieudo Hamadi (Democratic Republic of Congo)
– Shaihu Umar by Adamu Halilu (Nigeria)
– Sia The Dream of The Python by Dani Kouyaté (Burkina Faso)
– The Black Mozart In Cuba by Stephanie James and Steve James (Martinique / Cuba / France)
– The First Rasta by Helene Lee (Jamaica / France)
– The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show by Yoruba Richen (USA)
– The Story of Lovers Rock by Menelik Shabazz (UK)
– This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer by Robin Hamilton (USA)
– Time and Judgement by Menelik Shabazz (UK)

The African Diaspora International Film Festival BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES is made possible thanks to the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For more information about the African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive links and high resolution images please contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail


Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films from all over the world in the general American specialty movie scene by launching films such as The Tracker by Rolf de Heer (Australia), Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot (France), Gospel Hill by Giancarlo Esposito (USA), Darrat/Dry Season by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story by Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt), The Pirogue by Moussa Touré (Senegal), White Lies by Dana Rotberg (New Zealand), and The Citizen by Roland Vranik (Hongary), The Last Tree by Shola Amoo (UK), Made in Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain (Bangladesh) among others.

ADIFF attracts a wide cross-section of cinephiles and audiences of African American, Caribbean, African, Latino and European ethnic backgrounds who share a common interest for thought provoking, well crafted, intelligent and entertaining stories about the human experience of people of color, ADIFF is now a national and international event with festivals held in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Paris, France.

Commenting on the line up of ADIFF Chicago 2019, film critic Kathleen Sachs of the Chicago Readers wrote: “The films in the 17th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival – Chicago do what much media and even the public school system fail to do: educate. Through robust programming that gives meaning to the word "diverse," the selections in this year's festival illuminate the experiences of those living in the African diaspora around the world. The

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Song fi re-invents social media and takes on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter with MOS-21

MOS-21 re-invents Social Media

MOS-21 re-invents Social Media

MOs-21 integrates seamlessly with Android and IOS Operating Systems

MOs-21 integrates seamlessly with Android and IOS Operating Systems

MOS-21 Photo-pro provides state of the art photo editing without having to download expensive and complicated photo editing programs to your computer because it is available on every Song fi members page.

MOS-21 Photo-pro provides state of the art photo editing without having to download expensive and complicated photo editing programs to your computer because it is available on every Song fi members page.

All Song fi member have access to the revolutionary MOS-21 online video editing suite that allows all the videos from your phone and other locations to be editing and produced into high end productions for personal and business use.

All Song fi member have access to the revolutionary MOS-21 online video editing suite that allows all the videos from your phone and other locations to be editing and produced into high end productions for personal and business use.

Every Song fi member has on-demand video conferencing for desktop and mobile applications with built in teaching aids to assist parents with in home learning.

Every Song fi member has on-demand video conferencing for desktop and mobile applications with built in teaching aids to assist parents with in home learning.

Founder Stevie Marco delivers the world a "robust and respectful social media solution"

Song fi is not a political platform but rather a home for the “Arts” and the “People” with music, video, film and robust social media that is about respect and free speech.”

— Stevie Marco

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 / — How can a company like Song fi ever compete with Big Tech and expect to become successful? Not only can we compete, we can bring about a paradigm shift in consumer technology that is focused on the “Arts” and the “People”. This mandate is reflected in the founding documents of the company wherein the first 100,000 members of Song fi own 10% of the gross profits of the company. Musicians, writers and filmmakers who post their original content on the Song fi Broadcasting Network "SBN" also collectively receive 12 % of the gross revenue of the company which creates meaningful long term compensation for the arts. holds a competitive advantage over Big Tech because they provide services piecemeal, while Song fi provides those same services collectively through our Multimedia Operating SystemMOS-21”. A good analogy would be Home Depot, where consumers visit one location and get everything they need for their home. The same is true with Song fi, but for technology. Not since Steve Jobs has such astounding innovation to graphic interface technology been achieved.

The world is now hip to the motives of Facebook, YouTube and the other tech monopolies because the novelty has worn off as we realize we have been duped by the sting of “relentless targeted ads and intentionally compromised personal information”. We are being surveilled everywhere we go, like a jailer’s ankle bracelet, in the form of a cell phone with the internet becoming a giant shopping mall that won’t leave us alone.

The point is Facebook and Google are not the product, we are, because our data is being sold to the highest bidder as we are harassed by texts, phone calls and pop-up ads. Equally concerning is where our personal data is going as Facebook and other Big Tech sell it to third parties without our knowledge or consent. In order for Song fi to become the next great technology solution, we have eliminated the hijacking and resale of personal data as a requirement for success. Song fi also delivers a far better product and service compared to Big Tech, while at the same time protecting the public and the youth from harm. With the release of MOS-21, combined with bulletproof privacy protections and reinvented social media, a great new company will rise.

Song fi is all about social media done right. American laws that apply to society also apply to the internet. It is therefore a crime to threaten someone with bodily harm, publish child pornography or participate in other conduct that violates the law. If such content is posted, Song fi has a legal duty to remove it, and we will. It is not up to Song fi however, or any other internet service provider, to become a fact checker of truth relating to politics or other subjective matters of free speech. Once censorship starts, online platforms become the publisher and lose their liability protections under 47 U.S.C. § 230, of the Federal Communications Decency Act.

A key asset of Song fi is that we are not a political platform. Song fi is rather focused on music, video, film and other forms of entertainment with a robust social media component that is about respect and free speech. You can talk politics if you want, no problem, but politics do not remotely define Song fi. This fact sets the company apart and delivers a powerful and positive message through music and the arts with a robust and respectful social media component. Everyone agrees that a line in the sand must be drawn between free speech and violations of law and Song fi will be the leader in striking that balance with social media reform and a Terms of Service in the best interest of the "Arts" and the "People".

“Song fi believes in organic person to person social media communications and refuses to create artificial intelligence algorithms that take you down a potentially dangerous path”, said Song fi founder Stevie Marco. Something that most people don’t realize is that a major percentage of Facebook ad revenue comes from users promoting their pages. For example; a Facebook page with bad intentions can buy limitless ads to promote their page. This activates algorithms that distribute targeted ads to as many people as their advertising dollar will buy. This is a major problem that leads to brainwashing and outlandish conspiracy theories spreading like wildfire. Song fi solves this harmful and divisive Facebook policy by way of our “ad free subscription model" that is affordable to everyone. Song fi members, albeit individual or business, cannot buy ads to promote their pages so the potential for brainwashing and dangerous rabbit holes is forever eliminated by a fundamental policy shift. Song fi social media is organic and person to person involving friends, family, business associates and others, but never driven by an ad model computer algorithm designed to lure someone into a potentially dangerous place", said Stevie Marco

Song fi's Multimedia Operating System MOS-21 also changes the game with robust content integration allowing members to click on any photo in their gallery and be taken into advanced editing mode where photos can be cropped, mirrored, overlaid and merged together with text, art inserts, opacity, gradients and many other state of the art graphic interfaces that can be integrated with music, voiceover, video and art to create “Musi-gram” and “Viddy” productions. Song fi messenger also has new assets currently not available in any other messaging service for content creation, security, sharing, organization and storage. MOS-21 also delivers video conferencing on every Song fi members page with teaching aids to assit parents with in home learning.

Song fi comes to market March 21st 2021 with prelaunch beta-testing beginning February 21st 2021.
Welcome to Song fi.

Stevie Marco
Song fi LLC
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The Social Dilemma

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UglyFace is Finally Woke

LA, USA, January 29, 2021 / — The UglyFace collective has created music together for years in California, from Oakland to Stockton. Kevin Farpella and Aaron Temple were introduced by mutual friend Andre Mosley. They would later be dubbed UglyFace, by Aric Jones, a Bay Area kid with Chi Town roots, after some hard hitting sessions. The group then temporarily disbanded to sharpen their individual swords, singer Andre Mosley at Patchwerk Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, Aaron Temple in Brooklyn, New York and Aric Jones in Los Angeles with only Kevin Farpella remaining in Tracy, California.

Yet, with a strengthened brotherhood they’ve finally decided to finish what they started under the music label, UglyFace, where they write, produce and perform their own music.

Uglyface have released a series of projects and singles as they learnt how to navigate the music industry. Throughout the years they’ve opened up for various other performers, including the likes of Andre Nicatina, E-40, Too $hort and Bone Thugs n Harmony.

They’ve now decided to take things seriously and focus more acutely on growing the UglyFace collective as an independent music label. Reflecting on what the UglyFace collective has produced over the years, Kevin Farpella commented: "Your speed isn't as important as your direction’."

The group consider the direction they want their music to go in, in conjunction with the musical journey of the UglyFace collective, rather than the speed at which they are able to release new songs and albums. After staying “low key” for the majority of the group’s time together, they’ve decided it's time for a focused consistency.

Feeling 2021 is the year to bring some more music notoriety to Northern California, the UglyFace collective, made up of music producer Kevin Farpella, rapper/producers Aaron Temple and Aric Jones and singer Andre Mosley, have come together once again to kick off what they believe will be a busy year of music releases for them, starting with their latest release, “Woke Up”.

The music industry took a massive hit in 2020, suffering almost $9 billion in losses due to cancelled or grounded live performances, delayed album and music video releases, decreased album sales and not to mention the inconsiderable number of layoffs within the industry made permanent. Yet, despite the severe impact the coronavirus has had on the music industry and the challenges they will no doubt face upon their re-entry, their latest release, “Woke Up” is how they decided to set the tone for 2021.

“Woke Up” is only the beginning of what the group plans to release in 2021. Yet it is also a reflection of the direction they plan to pursue this year by bringing some fresh and new music to the world, as well as representing The Bay Area and surrounding areas. After a long slumber their eyes and ears are wide open, UglyFace is finally woke and wants to kick off 2021 with more releases than ever before.

Be on the lookout for Travis Walker’s “Without You Remix” featuring Aric Jones, 30Chalice’s “Grundy” and the solo effort “Yah” by their very own Aric Jones.

For more information or collaboration please contact:
Instagram: @uglyface.88

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UglyFace Music
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Air Supply "Love Letters' online Valentine's Day concert stream

Air Supply is Graham Russell (L) and Russell Hitchcock (R) Photo: Denise Truscello

Air Supply's Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock PR photo in desert

Air Supply is Graham Russell (L) and Russell Hitchcock (R) Photo: Denise Truscello


The ‘Love Letters’ event is a fab way to make up for lost time and reach as many music lovers as we can before getting back on the road in earnest later this year.” ”

— Russell Hitchcock

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 29, 2021 / — Air Supply, the internationally successful rock duo from Australia is sharing their first live concert since the Pandemic began, in an online Internet performance on Sunday, February 14, 2021. An audio broadcast of the concert will premiere on SiriusXM Love (ch. 70) on Friday, February 12 at 6pmET and 9pmET with rebroadcasts on February 13 at 12pm ET and 7pm ET, February 14 at 5p ET and 10pmET and February 15 at 9pmET. The concert emanates from the Florida Theater in Jacksonville, FL, in front of a live audience with all Covid-related precautions taken at the venue.

The streaming event dubbed “Love Letters” by Air Supply’s Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell is to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their fans and to share their many hit love songs with the international audience. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, during the performance Hitchcock and Russell will read select touching love letters supplied by long-time Air Supply fans (affectionately known as Air Heads).

Air Supply who celebrated their 45th Anniversary last year is known to perform over 100 concerts every year around the world and like many performers have been sidelined since March of 2020.

Russell Hitchcock explains, “We’ve been longing to get back on stage and once again harness that positive energy between our band and the audience. The ‘Love Letters’ event is a fab way to make up for lost time and reach as many music lovers as we can before getting back on the road in earnest later this year.”

Graham Russell adds, “Russell and I have always felt our songs such as ‘Making Love,’ ‘All Out of Love,’ ‘Lost In Love,’ ‘Two Less Lonely People.’ ‘Just As I Am,’ and so on, are meant to be shared with someone you love or those you want to love you. When the songs are experienced live it tends to be an amazing experience. We intend to recreate these emotions and excitement with the ‘Love Letters’ online concert.”

Tickets for Air Supply’s first online streaming concert, as well as exact show-times and other details are available at AIRSUPPLYMUSIC.COM. For more information on how to hear SiriusXM Love’s broadcast, visit

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Luck Media & Marketing
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Graham Russell of Air Supply about “Love Letters” concert on First Coast Living ABC TV in Jacksonville Florida

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PCG Edutainment Provides College Courses for Artists Attending Accredited Universities; Partners with Kennesaw State

New company offers a social media/digital marketing course at KSU College of Professional Education to help music artists become successful in their careers.

KENNESAW, GA, USA, January 29, 2021 / — Owner of Digital Science Media, Matej Harangozo, and CEO of PCG Artist Development, Bernard Porter, launched their joint venture – PCG Edutainment in the fall of 2020. The company provides college course curriculum and instruction in the fields of music, social media, digital marketing, and artist development. The latest partnership is with Kennesaw State University’s College of Professional Education as part of the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program.

The course “Social Media and Digital Marketing for Music Artists” will include two modules. The first module runs from June 1 to August 6, 2021 and the second runs from August 9 to October 8, 2021.

Sessions will be taught by the two music industry veterans – Harangozo and Porter – and focuses on the ever-changing music industry and social media platforms. This course explores the science behind building a strong artist brand online and strategies to master all the possible ways to monetize your music.

Students who enroll in the course at Kennesaw State University can expect to learn:

How to build a successful and engaging online brand;
How to identify and dissect the psychology of your target superfan;
An understanding of social media algorithms and how to exploit these platforms; and
How to master digital marketing skills and how to monetize your music brand.

This is the second official accredited program for PCG Edutainment. The pilot program launched this fall under the official name of: PCG Artist Development at Visible Music College in Memphis, Tennessee. Harangozo and Porter have a common goal of being America’s leader in artist development and education. More courses will be offered at various schools throughout 2021.

For more information on PCG Edutainment, or if you’d like to enroll in a program, email

About Matej Harangozo

Award winning entrepreneur, music enthusiast, and innovative technologist. Matej Harangozo is a driver of disruption with a track record of developing cutting-edge platforms and automation protocols. A serial entrepreneur and web/software systems visionary, he is currently co-owner and managing partner of Codaemon, an e-commerce solutions provider. Through his quest to help independent artists get noticed, he additionally created Open Source Entertainment, a music business incubator, and Digital Science Media, its digital marketing arm. These two organizations are disrupting the music industry – representing breakout artists including Hello Sister, China Mac, the gospel record label Black Smoke Music, and many others under the hip hop industry legend Wendy Day to name a few. Once recognized by the SBA as a Maryland Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Harangozo lectures at college universities and is a keynote speaker for TEDx and the Musician Mastery Summit. His companies have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Baltimore Sun. Visit to learn more.

About Bernard Porter

CEO and founder of PCG Artist Development and CEO and co-founder of PCG Theatrical, Bernard Porter is a seasoned entertainment executive with 27 years of experience. His A&R prowess is nationally recognized. Porter was instrumental in signing superstar Jason Aldean to Broken Bow Records. A successful business entrepreneur, Porter has spent his career developing and securing high profile joint ventures within both corporate and private sectors, guiding them in all phases of creative media, production, marketing, and national product launches. In addition, he has served as an entertainment consultant to many record labels, broadband networks, major recording artists, large corporations, state tourism boards as well as to specialty venues, including the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Simon Mall properties, Dave & Buster’s, and Marriott Hotels. Visit to learn more.

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Digital Science Media
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KRISTOPHER’s New Song “Borrowed Time” Will Stir A Different Kind of Emotion on Valentine’s Day

Singer-songwriter Kristopher Houck from Orlando, FL recording at Artemis Music Studios

Singer-songwriter Kristopher Houck from Orlando, FL (courtesy Artemis Music)

Singer-songwriter Kristopher Houck recording at Artemis Music Studios

Singer-songwriter Kristopher Houck recording at Artemis Music Studios

KRISTOPHER's upcoming EP explores the theme of vulnerability through self-reflection.

KRISTOPHER’s upcoming EP explores the theme of vulnerability through self-reflection.

Florida’s new indie artist Kristopher Houck is stirring emotional waves with his love ballads

I want people to open up to their emotions. Borrowed Time is about settling for less love than you deserve because it’s better than no love at all.”

— Kristopher Houck

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA, January 29, 2021 / — Valentine’s Day can be a hard time for many people, stirring up emotions of unfulfilled love. From the heart of Florida comes a lovelorn song that is sure to stir up a different kind of emotion on Valentine’s Day. Releasing worldwide on February 7th, "Borrowed Time" from Florida’s new indie artist Kristopher Houck shines a personal and empathic light on the pain and conflict that broken love can evoke.

As the music industry strives to adapt to a new virtual world of COVID-19, Kristopher Houck is reaching an international audience with songs written to help people feel and to heal. With a degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and over a decade of musical theater and orchestral experience as a performer and multi-instrumentalist, Kristopher is devoting his songwriting to the cathartic influence of music that was so important to his own struggle for identity and love as a gay youth growing up in Clermont and Orlando.

“I want people to open up to their emotions,” Kristopher explains. “Borrowed Time is about settling for less love than you deserve because it’s better than no love at all.”

Following his debut single “Liar” that received critical acclaim and drew an international fan base in over 100 countries, "Borrowed Time" is Kristopher’s second release of 2021, a cinematic song dealing with the emotional struggle of fabricated love. Embracing a fairytale-esque musical theme, this emotive song is already capturing the attention and praise of independent music curators worldwide in pre-release reviews.

“Super beautiful and well-executed,” remarked international indie music hub StereoFox.

“The dreamy vocals create a really captivating soundscape to the overall piece,” stated Moscow-based indie music curator Underrated.

“Borrowed Time” is available for Pre-Save on Spotify starting January 29th, carrying on the theme of vulnerability that will be explored in KRISTOPHER’s debut EP “Liar” planned for release this summer. KRISTOPHER’s music is published and released by Artemis Music, a Florida-based independent label on a mission to support and empower emerging artists and songwriters.

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Source: EIN Presswire

BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival Creates Cultural Bonds As Youth Filmmakers From 14 Countries Share their Stories

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Youth Diversity Film Festival 2021

Youth Diversity Film Festival 2021

Melanated Poster EVC

Melanated Poster EVC

Youth from 14 countries defy Pandemic reaching across language, oceans and US states to share views, insights, issues and events that uplift and give them hope.

The amplification of black voices around the world through BHERC is a success that lives in my heart. As youth filmmakers, our creative drive to provoke change and instill hope is our greatest asset.”

— Damani Douglas, Youth Filmmaker, “Melanated: The Color Underneath"

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, January 28, 2021 / — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) recognizes and supports the unique talents and voices of youth with the provision and promotion of the platform of the 11th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF). Traditionally brought to the community annually as a live event, this year due to the pandemic the YDFF festival made its online debut on www.BHERC.TV. Saturday January 16th thru Thursday, January 31st, 2021.

YDFF is one of the longest running youth film festivals to focus on diversity, sharing short narrative, animation, and docu-short films from a varied group. A welcome and incredible outcome of this year’s YDFF– in addition to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the young filmmakers’ stories — have been the cultural bonding of the young filmmakers through their online interaction. “Our young filmmakers are very astute and in tune with what is going on in the world today,” notes Sandra Evers-Manly, President. “YDFF gives them a platform to share their stories with an international audience. They have found that they have a cultural tie that binds them that they were not aware of before that will inform their storytelling from now on. That is a powerful opportunity for all of us!”

The young filmmakers shared their perspectives with each other through social networks, online round tables and panels. Discussing their approach to filmmaking, how they got started, who their mentors are and where they want to go in the future with their filmmaking. Supporting each other and sharing their journey. For many, they tackled heavy topics close to their hearts such as social justice, mental health, racial injustice, horror, suicide, and on the lighter side skateboarding, wanting a pet, Rap battle, and comedy. The online audiences have been extremely affected as well. Witnessing what their counterparts in each other’s countries are going through and that it is a lot like the same issues of all young people. The YDFF created an understanding that they share a cultural bond. A sharing of the same pride and personal honor in the “telling” of their unique, unadulterated views and hopes for the future and the experience of sharing it with a supportive audience. Listed are a few of the filmmakers quotes about their cross cultural international online experience:

• Damani Douglas, New York, New York: “Melanated: The Color Underneath" – “The amplification of black voices around the world through BHERC is a success that lives in my heart. Though our differences are many, our commitment to advocating for social justice through film connects us all. As youth filmmakers, our creative drive to provoke change and instill hope is our greatest asset.”

• Inam Inam, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India: “Charisma” – “We feel happy to see more creative films of talented filmmakers. This is the great platform for all growing generations.”

• Luis Lopes, Brockton, Massachusetts: “Hope” – “This festival is a great chance to learn and to teach what you learned to your fellow filmmakers.”

• Evangelina Sarett, Novosibirsk, Russia, Russian Federation: “Adventure in parallel Universes” – “Incredible festival! Amazing films! Youth Diversity Film Festival was really great to be part of. We saw some wonderful independent films there and learned lots from other filmmakers. Absolutely fantastic, thanks!”

• Jordyn Rae, Orcutt, CA: “There's Food in the House” – “I am so glad I got to experience such greatly made films by even more amazing filmmakers! Getting to know the people who made these very powerful films and learning their stories behind the scenes was definitely an experience I won’t forget!”

• Beatriz Velloso, Vieira de Ouro Filmes, Sao Paolo Brazil: “My diary at the end of the world: Football Edition” – “I and everyone on the team, are very happy to participate in this wonderful festival. I have watched every movie and classrooms and I get tears in my eyes when I see people so passionate about art. That shows us the beautiful cultural diversity, and that we are all human. I learn a lot about culture and what moves people on this small planet. Thank you very much and JESUS bless. In particular I send hugs to the Brazilians who are here too.”

In addition to the films that are available 24/7 through January 31st, 2021 on www.BHERC.TV were panels with industry professionals that provided insight into three areas of expertise in the film, television, and stage professions. Sound and Editing, Animation and Costume Design. Each panel provided access to mentorship and inside, real time real life information and experience by some of the best professionals in their fields. “Our Youth are an important part of the founding and ongoing work of the BHERC,” states BHERC YDFF Director Billie Green. “This festival is presented annually to continue the BHERC mission to provide an outlet and opportunity for young filmmakers to share their stories about issues, challenges, and successes to a broad audience as well as access to professionals who will mentor and support them on their journey.”

In the past, the BHERC YDFF selected and screened 500 entries from the US. This year, YDFF increased its outreach for submissions utilizing Film Freeway receiving more than 1500 submissions from the US and multiple countries. The 60 plus films selected for 2021, are as diverse as the areas they hail from and the young filmmakers they represent including the US, and 14 countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Kenya, Russia, Estonia, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Bangladesh, Korea, Denmark, India, Hungary, and Iran.

Don't miss these last days of this festival of incredible films by youth from across the globe online thru Sunday, January 31st. Take the time to log in and learn, be inspired, moved, gain insight from the filmmakers and from the films. Sign-up today at www.BHERC.TV Admissions for the online festival are $25.00 Festival Pass, $10.00 Adult Day Pass and Students $5.00 Day Pass. All Panels are Free. For additional information about BHERC and all of its programs visit BE ACTIVE – ENGAGED – INSPIRED – www.BHERC.ORG.

Lura Ball
Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center
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BHERC11th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival Film Promo

Source: EIN Presswire