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Justin McDaniel | Posted on September 29, 2022

As the fall semester begins and new and returning students seek out new bands, the KeanPlaylist Club has become a new wave of students on campus.

President of KeanPlaylist Liliana Carredo | Credit: KeanPlaylist Instagram

The KeanPlaylist club, founded by Lilliana Carredo, a junior, specializing in communication media and cinema, is a brand new group of students at Kean created for all listeners and music lovers.

“It’s a safe space where people can share their musical views, a way for artists and producers to collaborate with each other and share their work, a place to meet new people who have similar musical tastes and a place to discover new music,” said Carredo.

Carredo was inspired to create KeanPlaylist after reflecting on her own love and appreciation of music.

KeanPlaylist in full swing | Credit: Justin McDaniel

“Music brought a lot of important people into my life,” Carredo said.

She believed that by creating an organization that connects individuals through their love for music while creating a comfortable and safe sense of community, they could all share their love and passion for the craft. Here they can experience different types of music from each other’s point of view.

“Anyway, I can always talk about music to someone who shares the same musical interests, and I wanted Playlist to just be a platform where members can do that with each other,” said said Carredo.

The club gathered members throughout the first weeks of the semester. They’ve had a few meetings and they’re still settling in completely. Although they haven’t planned any major events yet, they hope to host an Open Mic party for their members to show off their musical. talents.

The club has also been active on its Instagram page, @KeanPlaylist, engaging students on campus by asking students about their musical tastes, what they listen to and why they listen to it.

The flyer for KeanPlaylist | Credits: Lilliana Carredo

Some of the creative ideas include describing the first day of school with a song and randomly asking students on campus what song they are currently listening to at that time. The club meets every Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Academic Success Center room 245 and is always looking for new members.

“Anyone from any background and with any musical taste can join our club,” said Alex Pinckney, a junior and KeanPlaylist secretary. “Having different tastes helps us learn more about music and that’s what we try to do.”

KeanPlaylist has shown a real commitment to becoming the next big music program at Kean and continues to recruit new members. If you are interested, send an e-mail to Liliana Carredo, the president of the club if you wish to register. @carredol@kean.edu


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MIKE MIGNOLA: DRAWING MONSTERS Events to be held at Secret Movie Club Los Angeles, LightBox Expo and Portland Film Festival in October https://vivasclub7.com/mike-mignola-drawing-monsters-events-to-be-held-at-secret-movie-club-los-angeles-lightbox-expo-and-portland-film-festival-in-october/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:09:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/mike-mignola-drawing-monsters-events-to-be-held-at-secret-movie-club-los-angeles-lightbox-expo-and-portland-film-festival-in-october/

One of the most fascinating, exciting and inspiring movies I’ve seen this year Popcorn Frights Film Festival has been Mike Mignola: drawing monstersso I’m especially thrilled to have the documentary screened at multiple events this fall, with the Secret Movie Club in Los Angeles hosting the first public screening at Million Dollar Theater in LA Saturday, October 15!

In addition to seeing Mike Mignola: drawing monstersattendees will have the chance to see a 35mm screening of James Whale Frankenstein, and the double feature will be followed by a live Q&A with the legendary Mignola himself, as well as Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill and documentary filmmakers Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna! A limited-edition poster created by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart (see below) will be available for purchase at the event.

If you can’t make it to double functionality, Mike Mignola: drawing monsters will also be celebrated with a panel featuring Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna at LightBox Exhibition on October 16, as well as a screening at the Portland Film Festival on October 22.

Below we have the press release with more information on all of these events, and be sure to visit the official site for Mike Mignola: drawing monsters!

Press release: (September 26, 2022) The highly anticipated documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters from filmmakers Kevin Konrad Hanna and Jim Demonakos will be spotlighted in a series of high profile events in October. The film, which raised over half a million dollars on Kickstarter, features in-depth interviews with legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, as well as interviews with visionary Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, best-selling writer Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), The Book of Life director Jorge Guiterrez, acclaimed novelist Victor LaValle (The Changeling), comedian Patton Oswalt, actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and more others.

The film will be celebrated at three events in October:

  • The Secret Movie Club of Los Angeles will present the first-ever public screening of the highly anticipated documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The screening will include a live onstage interview with Mike Mignola, the creator legend of Hellboy, alongside documentary makers Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna, and Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill. The evening will kick off with a special 35mm archival screening of Universal Studios’ iconic Frankenstein, the James Whale-directed film. Attendees will be able to purchase a limited-edition 18″ x 24″ poster of Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart on site. The Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Advance ticket sales are available now.

  • LightBox Expo, Pasadena’s multi-faceted experience for everyone from aspiring artists and students to professionals and fans, with a focus on animation, illustration and concept art, will host a panel with filmmakers on Sunday October 16 at noon PT. For more information on LightBox Expo, visit www.lightboxexpo.com and follow them on Instagram, TwitterYouTube and Discord.

  • The Portland Film Festival will present a screening of the film on Saturday, October 22 at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

“I’m thrilled that Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters is coming to audiences in both Los Angeles and Portland,” said Kevin Konrad Hanna, one of the film’s two directors. “It will be a fun opportunity to see the film on the big screen, but more than that, to see it and experience it with a crowd is an experience I look forward to.”

“We shot all over the world, but it’s no exaggeration to say that a majority of our film was shot between Portland and Los Angeles,” said Jim Demonakos, the other half of the film crew. . “To be able to come to these two cities for our first major public screenings is really exciting, we can’t wait to see the reaction from the public!”

When Mike Mignola created Hellboy, he launched a visionary comic book character and launched an entire universe populated by heroes and unique creatures, misfits and monsters. The documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters has screened at film festivals and received numerous awards on the festival circuit. For more information on the film, follow the documentary Twitter account. For more Secret Movie Club news, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information on LightBox Expo, visit www.lightboxexpo.com and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Discord. For more information on the Portland Film Festival, follow them on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


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Marion Music Club will present five local artists during a Sunday concert https://vivasclub7.com/marion-music-club-will-present-five-local-artists-during-a-sunday-concert/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 09:01:08 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/marion-music-club-will-present-five-local-artists-during-a-sunday-concert/

The Marion Music Club (formerly Marion Lecture-Recital Club) celebrates its 102 years of existence. The Music Club will kick off the 2022-23 season at Prospect Street United Methodist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the “A Music Club Made in Marion” program.

Five alumni will perform for the afternoon concert and memorabilia from the past 102 years will be on display.

The performers are:

Stephanie (Weiser) Henkle is from Marion and the daughter of the late Ed and Dorothy Weiser, who was a longtime member of the Marion Music Club (Marion Lecture-Recital Club). A 1971 graduate of Marion Harding High School, she earned singing degrees from Ohio Wesleyan and Indiana Universities and completed her doctoral studies at Ohio State University. Stephanie sang the soprano solos in Marion’s annual Messiah performance and was a recipient of the Marion Music Club scholarship. Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the Cooper-Bing Competition and the NATS State Artist Award, she has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral and concert halls in the United States, in Germany, Austria, Hungary and the United States. Czech Republic. Stephanie has served on the voice faculties of Denison, Otterbein, Capital, Cedarville Universities and Kenyon College. Many of his students go on to careers as professional performers of classical music, musical theater and film, as well as successful music teachers. Honored to have served the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Singing Teachers as president and district governor, Stephanie owns the Henkle Voice and Piano Studio in Westerville, where she lives with her husband, Jim, an employee of the United States Department of Defense. . Their son, Seth Carter, resides in Detroit with his 4-year-old identical twins, Sultan and Sage.

Parker Baird

Parker Baird is from Marion and the youngest of eight children of Rick and Peg Baird. A 2015 graduate of Marion Harding High School, Parker has been involved in nearly every facet of the music department. He has participated in marching band, pep band, Singers Show Choir, founding member of Singers X-Treme All Male Show Choir, symphonic choir, symphonic band, orchestra, chamber orchestra, quintet string, Stardusters Jazz Band, musicals, indoor percussion ensemble, and was the 2015 Music Student of the Year. Parker was awarded the Ohio State Jazz Camp Scholarship in 2012 and was a member from the OMEA All-State Choir in 2015. Parker attended Indiana University for three semesters and later transferred to Ohio State University where he was a wind member. symphony, the symphony orchestra, the lab jazz band and the jazz ensemble. He also participated in the trombone ensemble. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete his studies for personal reasons. In the Marion Community, Parker has been on stage and in the orchestra pit for many Palace productions, the Marion Concert Band, Epworth UMC Orchestra, Emmanuel Lutheran Orchestra, and is a new addition to the Palace Theater Big Band. He helped teach at the Marion Harding Marching Band Music Camp for six years and at the Pleasant Marching Band Music Camp for one year. Parker has also been in the orchestra pits for musical theater productions at Harding High School, Pleasant High School, Ridgedale High School and River Valley High School. Parker currently works for Alloway Environmental Testing Services as a laboratory assistant.

Julia Griffiths Vanderhoff

Julia Griffiths Vanderhoff is a singer/actress who graduated from River Valley in 1977. In 1981, she earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal and theater performance from Ohio University. Julia conducted 28 musicals at River Valley High School where she had the honor of being the first ever recipient of the River Valley Music Alumni Award. She is the current director of the Carillon-Aires Bell Choir (over 30 years) and past director of five other choirs at First Presbyterian Church. She is married to her husband, Gary, has two sons – Justin and Kyle – and a beloved pet, Cooper. Julia enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, Emersyn, and her grandsons Fletcher and Warren. She is probably best known for her role as Sassy the Belligerent Elf in the annual production of “Christmas at the Palace”.

Anne Schetzer

Anne Schetzer is currently Music Specialist/Vocal Teacher at McKinley Elementary School and former Choir Director at Grant Middle School at Marion City Schools. From 2004 to 2021, seventh and eighth grade choirs have consistently received top marks in the Ohio Music Education Association’s state-judged event. Ann has also presented topics related to college choral education as a clinician at the Ohio Music Education Association State Conference from 2016-2019. Additionally, she has had the pleasure of conducting the Honorary Choir of the Lorain County Middle School in March 2019 as well as the OMEA District X Honorary Choir at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in November 2021. While at GMS, Ann also led a thriving musical. theater program where she directed and produced college productions. She also recently served as Musical Director/Conductor of the Marion Palace Theater Junior productions of “The Little Mermaid”, “Peter Pan”, “Aladdin”, “Tarzan”, “Willy Wonka”, “Junie B. Jones” and ” Frozen.” Ann is currently involved as a vocalist with the Marion Palace Theater Big Band and also works as a freelance vocal artist. Ann graduated from Otterbein University (College) with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a major in piano and voice. She earned her Masters of Music Education in Musical Art Education at Bowling Green State University. Last June, Ann was a judge on the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, where she had previously competed and twice placed among the top five finalists. Ann also served as the Junior Service Guild’s semi-annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser Director. In August 2022, Ann made her songwriting debut with fellow musician and friend, Julia Vanderhoff, as they presented their first original show called “Breaking the Bingo Commandments”. Ann resides in Marion with her husband Scott. Their daughters, Sydney and Olivia, are students at Ohio State University and the University of Miami.

Chelsea Ground

Chelsea Ground has been singing, dancing, playing and studying singing since the age of 4. Dorothy Wieser was her first vocal coach. She is currently studying music with vocal coach and ACM winner Judy Rodman. Chelsea began singing in church and on stage at the Palace Theatre. At age 8, Chelsea traveled to New York with her parents, Cherrie and Joe Field, where she attended an MMA talent convention. She won first prize in Track, Impression and Talent. Chelsea started singing the national anthem at major sporting events when she was 10 years old. In 1997, Chelsea was crowned Miss Teeny Pop. Chelsea began her songwriting career at age 15 and now has a catalog of over 100 songs. At Pleasant High School, Chelsea played lead roles in musicals. She attended Muskingum College, studying voice and acting. After a year in Muskingum, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she received her first recording contract with Universal Rust Records. In 2006, Chelsea found success outside the United States with her techno song “Touch the Sky” featuring Marc Korn. Chelsea married her high school sweetheart, Adam Hesler, in 2008. In 2009 Chelsea signed with Moxy Records and in 2010 Chelsea released their debut single “Things I Should’ve Said”. In 2011, Chelsea and her husband moved back to Ohio to start their family. They now have three sons – Hudson, Brooks and Kingston. Chelsea continues to work in the entertainment industry and is a talent agent. Chelsea and her family own and operate TC Restaurant Group businesses in Nashville, Pittsburgh, and soon to be Gatlinburg, TN. She collaborates with artists Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Morgan Wallen and continues to perform.

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Parkland’s Board Game Club is back after its two-year hiatus with Covid. https://vivasclub7.com/parklands-board-game-club-is-back-after-its-two-year-hiatus-with-covid/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:39:36 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/parklands-board-game-club-is-back-after-its-two-year-hiatus-with-covid/

Parkland has its own personal collection of board games on hand as well as those that educational advisor Deane Geiken has in his own personal collection that he is willing to share with the club. In total, the club offers more than a hundred different games. Geiken said the club offered games ranging “from checkers to very complicated games like Wingspan, which take a few hours to play.”

Along with the various games they have on hand, Geiken mentioned that the club is ready to use club funds and come up with a game you might be interested in trying. He explained, “All you have to do is ask!”

In addition to bi-weekly Thursday meetings, the club also hosts Dungeons and Dragons One-Shot sessions throughout the month. The first will take place on Monday September 12 also in D026.

Speaking with Geiken, the Prospectus learned that the club was even looking to expand its reach beyond students and creating “a teacher-only version.”

Board game club flyer
Photo courtesy of: Kennedy Potempa, Staff Advisor

The Prospectus also had the opportunity to speak with Isaac Ekberg, the club’s founder. Ekberg has since graduated from Parkland and has a degree from Northern, but is still taking classes here as an undergraduate student.

Asked about his inspiration for starting the club, Ekberg said he originally restarted the chess club in school and didn’t really have much experience in board games.

However, it was by what could be considered a twist of fate that Ekberg was given the opportunity by fellow chess club member Ben Johnson to experience a broadcast broadcast by the station. Parkland radio station.

It was through this experience that Ekberg met Geiken. Ekberg said the idea for a board game club in Parkland came from a conversation between the two.

As for Ekberg’s hopes for the club when he returns from his Covid break, he says he “would like the club to return to a high traffic space”.

Ekberg notes that many club members came because they walked past the meeting while it was happening and were interested.

“I’m happy to see the club survived Covid, but if they are to thrive and grow new people need to see the looks on people’s faces when they play a game.”

Isaac ekberg, board game club

He goes on to add, “This is the best commercial we’ve ever been able to run.”

Although Ekberg is no longer the president and is no longer as involved with the club as he used to be or would like to be, he still tries to attend meetings.

Ekberg no longer acting as club president, he is seeking to fill the position as well as vice president, treasurer and secretary. This offers students seeking and experiencing leadership roles the opportunity to do so in a unique setting.

To top it all off, at the very end of this semester, the club will have ‘almost a one-day matchday’. The event is open to anyone interested. It takes place on December 8 in the Flag Lounge just off the M wing and opposite the M108.

Joining the Board Game Club is super easy, all you have to do is show up! You can also contact Faculty Advisor Deane Geiken or Staff Advisor Kennedy Potempa. For more information on upcoming meeting dates or general questions about the club, you can check out their newsletter below.

Board game club newsletter

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Hot Springs Music Club opens 2022-23 season September 18 https://vivasclub7.com/hot-springs-music-club-opens-2022-23-season-september-18/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 09:16:58 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/hot-springs-music-club-opens-2022-23-season-september-18/

The Hot Springs Music Club’s 2022-23 season will open at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at Hope Church, 836 Shady Grove Road, club president Tom Bolton recently announced.

There will be performances by vocal duo Jolene Williams and Gay Strakshus, flautist Shelley Martin, the HSMC Ladies Ensemble under Bolton’s direction, and a “special appearance by nationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko of Hot Springs “, according to a press release. .

Mesko, a Hot Springs native, attended Lakeside High School. “She has been acclaimed in major newspaper reviews for her ‘rich mezzo soprano’ voice and musicianship,” the statement read. Mesko is known for her performance of the title role in “Carmen” at the Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Opera Theater of Saint Louis. She has performed with the Metropolitan Opera in Rodelinda (Eduige), Semiramide (Arsace), Carmen (Mercédès), Die Zauberflöte (Zweite Dame) and Il Trovatore (Ines). She made her European debut in Paris in Armide by Lully (La Sagesse/Sidonie).

Each year, the club presents free music programs to the public and awards music scholarships to Garland County students pursuing a music education. HSMC also sponsors a Junior Music Festival each year where young participants perform and receive written feedback from a trained judge.

Future public performances will take place on October 16, with OBU Percussion Ensemble; November 13, with American music; on January 15, featuring the Hot Springs High Dance Troupe; and on March 12, with The Village Chorale and Brazilian music from Elsen Portugal.

“We will celebrate National Music Week the first week of May and present our Student Achievement Recital on May 7,” the statement read.

The club’s mission is “to promote the musical culture of its members and to foster in the community an increased knowledge and love of good music. HSMC has been affiliated since its founding in 1951 with the National Federation of Music and Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs.”

For more information on membership, visit http://www.hotspringsmusicclub.com.

Sarah Mesko is shown in an undated photo. – Photo submitted
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Pure Xbox Game Club September 2022: Immortals Fenyx Rising https://vivasclub7.com/pure-xbox-game-club-september-2022-immortals-fenyx-rising/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 01:23:03 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/pure-xbox-game-club-september-2022-immortals-fenyx-rising/

Want to enhance your Xbox Game Pass experience? Join the official Pure Xbox Game Club!

We can’t give any credit to the staff for that – the PX Game Club is the brainchild of ralphdibny and the rest of the contributors to the Pure Xbox forums, who have created a community that comes together monthly to play a game on Xbox Game Pass and share their experiences. Games are voted on monthly by the contributors involved.

The September 2022 game is Immortals Fenyx Rising, which is available on console, PC and via Xbox Cloud Gaming. The Breath of the Wild-style adventure was just added to Xbox Game Pass earlier this week.

Below is the forum thread to get involved (it has almost 2000 entries so far!):

If you’re interested in the type of discussion going on, here’s what a few contributors had to say about last month’s Pure Xbox Game Club title, Marvel’s Avengers:

  • xMightyMatt14x on Pure Xbox:
  • “I spent the first two weeks of August playing through the original campaign as well as the three expansions and a few side quests. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised overall! Although I’m also d agree with those who wished the game had a more linear, less loot-oriented direction.”

    “The bland, bloated middle of this game when it tries to introduce gear, grind, and cosmetics brings down what could have been a really great game. The first two hours, the character, and that final mission are very good I found the final mission locked behind some collectibles that you had to do a nonsensical side quest for quite blatantly.”

    If you have any questions about Pure Xbox Game Club, feel free to ask them in the comments below!

    Are you part of the Game Club? Do you have anything to mention about this? Let us know below.

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    The Rocking Horse Music Club releases a new concept/rock op album… https://vivasclub7.com/the-rocking-horse-music-club-releases-a-new-concept-rock-op-album/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 21:00:58 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/the-rocking-horse-music-club-releases-a-new-concept-rock-op-album/

    (MENAFN-EIN Presswire)

    Rocking Horse Music Club – Circus of Wire Dolls

    Featuring members of Squeeze, King Crimson, Brand X, The Cars and more!

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, USA, Aug. 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Plane Groovy and Rocking Horse Music are proud to announce the 2022 release of Rocking Horse Music Club’s new concept album/rock opera, “Circus of Wire Dolls”. .” The album will be released on double CD on September 16, followed by double vinyl on October 21.

    “On the surface, the record is about a man who creates a miniature circus out of wire, string and fabric,” says producer/songwriter Brian Coombes, “but it’s really about a man who looks back on his life, his work, the people who entered and left his world, his successes, his failures, his regrets.

    “Circus of Wire Dolls” is the follow-up to the band’s tribute album to Anthony Phillips, “Which Way the Wind Blows” (2019). “After the Ant Phillips tribute, which was a real labor of love for me, I wanted the band to get back to doing what we do best,” says Coombes. so I wanted the band to go back to presenting our own material.

    With its theatrical presentation, “Circus of Wire Dolls” required a number of singers to voice the characters in the story. In addition to the band’s three singer/songwriters Justin Cohn, Patrik Gochez and Brian Coombes, the characters are hosted by: Ms. Amy Birks, Tim Bowness, Caroline Carter (Miss New Hampshire 2017), Evelyn Cormier (American Idol), Chris Difford ( Squeeze), Noel McCalla (voice of Mike Rutherford’s Smallcreep’s Day) and Sing Gospel Choir of London.

    In addition to the Music Club’s in-house instrumental talent, the project also features special guest musicians including: David Cross (ex-King Crimson) on fiddle, Kenwood Dennard (ex-Brand X) on additional drums, Melvin Duffy (Squeeze) on pedal steel, John Hackett on flute, Greg Hawkes (the Cars) on alto saxophone, Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett) on soprano saxophone, Kate St John (Dream Academy) on oboe, English horn and accordion.

    While progressive rock was the main influence on the album, the band also drew inspiration from 1960s baroque/symphonic pop (the Beatles, Zombies and Beach Boys of Pet Sounds), art rock/ glam (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Queen), The New Wave of the 1980s (Tears for Fears, the Cars, Squeeze) and touches of gospel, jazz fusion, folk/americana and modern musical theatre.

    The album’s sound is warm and lush, with orchestral instrumentation and backing vocal arrangements augmenting the band’s sound. Vintage keyboards, including mellotron, optigan, celeste and Abbey Road’s famous Mrs Mills and Challen pianos, also contribute to the album’s sonic identity.

    The album was recorded at Rocking Horse Studio in New Hampshire in the United States, with additional recording at Abbey Road in London.

    The Rocking Horse Music Club will perform the album on 17 and 18 March 2023 at Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Fletching UK.

    To purchase “Circus of Wire Dolls”:
    UK and rest of the world:

    UNITED STATES:

    USA (CD): Rocking Horse Music Club “Circus of Wire Dolls” 2CD (PRE-ORDER ONLY) – The Band Wagon USA:

    USA (Vinyl): Rocking Horse Music Club “Circus of Wire Dolls” 2LP (PRE-ORDER ONLY) – The Band Wagon USA:

    For more information:

    Press inquiries:

    Billy James
    Onyon CP Glass
    +1 828-350-8158

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    Rocking Horse Music Club releases new concept album / rock opera “Circus of Wire Dolls” https://vivasclub7.com/rocking-horse-music-club-releases-new-concept-album-rock-opera-circus-of-wire-dolls/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 20:47:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/rocking-horse-music-club-releases-new-concept-album-rock-opera-circus-of-wire-dolls/

    Rocking Horse Music Club – Circus of Wire Dolls

    Featuring members of Squeeze, King Crimson, Brand X, The Cars and more!

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, USA, August 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Plane Groovy and Rocking Horse Music are proud to announce the 2022 release of Rocking Horse Music Club’s new rock opera/concept album, “Circus of Wire Dolls”. The album will be released on double CD on September 16, followed by double vinyl on October 21.

    “On the surface, the record tells the story of a man who creates a miniature circus out of wire, string and fabric,” says producer/songwriter Brian Coombes, “but it’s really about a man who looks back on his life, his work, the people who entered and left his world, his successes, his failures, his regrets.

    “Circus of Wire Dolls” is the follow-up to the band’s tribute album to Anthony Phillips, “Which Way the Wind Blows” (2019). “After the Ant Phillips tribute, which was a real labor of love for me, I wanted the band to get back to doing what we do best,” says Coombes. “We’re primarily songwriters, so I wanted the band to get back to featuring our own material.”

    With its theatrical presentation, “Circus of Wire Dolls” required a number of singers to voice the characters in the story. In addition to the band’s three singer/songwriters Justin Cohn, Patrik Gochez and Brian Coombes, the characters are hosted by: Ms. Amy Birks, Tim Bowness, Caroline Carter (Miss New Hampshire 2017), Evelyn Cormier (American Idol), Chris Difford ( Squeeze), Noel McCalla (voice of Mike Rutherford’s Smallcreep’s Day) and Sing Gospel Choir of London.

    In addition to the Music Club’s in-house instrumental talent, the project also features special guest musicians including: David Cross (ex-King Crimson) on fiddle, Kenwood Dennard (ex-Brand X) on additional drums, Melvin Duffy (Squeeze) on pedal steel, John Hackett on flute, Greg Hawkes (the Cars) on alto saxophone, Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett) on soprano saxophone, Kate St John (Dream Academy) on oboe, English horn and accordion.

    While progressive rock was the main influence on the album, the band also drew inspiration from 1960s baroque/symphonic pop (the Beatles, Zombies and Beach Boys of Pet Sounds), art rock/ glam (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Queen), The New Wave of the 1980s (Tears for Fears, the Cars, Squeeze) and touches of gospel, jazz fusion, folk/Americana and modern musical theatre.

    The album’s sound is warm and lush, with orchestral instrumentation and backing vocal arrangements augmenting the band’s sound. Vintage keyboards, including mellotron, optigan, celeste and Abbey Road’s famous Mrs Mills and Challen pianos, also contribute to the album’s sonic identity.

    The album was recorded at Rocking Horse Studio in New Hampshire in the United States, with additional recording at Abbey Road in London.

    The Rocking Horse Music Club will perform the album on 17 and 18 March 2023 at Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Fletching UK.

    To purchase “Circus of Wire Dolls”:
    UK and rest of the world: https://burningshed.com/store/rocking-horse-music-club_store

    UNITED STATES: https://www.rockinghorsemusicclub.com/shop

    USA (CD): Rocking Horse Music Club “Circus of Wire Dolls” 2CD (PRE-ORDER ONLY) – The Band Wagon USA: https://thebandwagonusa.com/products/rocking-horse-music-club-circus-of-wire-dolls-2cd

    USA (Vinyl): Rocking Horse Music Club “Circus of Wire Dolls” 2LP (PRE-ORDER ONLY) – The Band Wagon USA:

    https://thebandwagonusa.com/products/rocking-horse-music-club-circus-of-wire-dolls-lp

    For more information: www.rockinghorsemusicclub.com

    Press inquiries:

    Billy James
    Onyon PR glass
    +1 828-350-8158
    glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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    The haunting melodies of Calicut Kalamandir, a music club run by Valiyangadi workers https://vivasclub7.com/the-haunting-melodies-of-calicut-kalamandir-a-music-club-run-by-valiyangadi-workers/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 08:01:35 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/the-haunting-melodies-of-calicut-kalamandir-a-music-club-run-by-valiyangadi-workers/

    Calicut Kalamandir Music Club is a place where a few music lovers, most of whom work at Valiyangadi market in Kozhikode, gather after a tiring day’s work to sing.

    Something the people of Kozhikode are proud of and close to their hearts is the legendary musician MS Baburaj and his songs. A pioneer in the composition of Hindustani ragas and ghazals in Malayalam lyrics in the 1960s and 1970s, he is affectionately called Babukka by them. For about two decades, Baburaj has contributed evergreen hits to Malayalam film music. His biography says that when he was young, he used to sing in the streets and on the trains for a living. Residents of Kozhikode believe that his tunes are still present on the streets of the city. Apparently it’s true – you only have to walk along Valiyangadi, one of Kerala’s biggest markets, to believe it yourself. In the farthest corners, from tiny dark rooms, you can hear the soft rhythm of the harmonium and someone humming ‘Oru pushpam maathramen poonkulayil nirthaam, njan oduvil neeyethumbol choodikkuvaan…’

    Not just Malayalam, you can hear old Hindi songs like Likhe jo khat tujhe, Pal do pal ka saath hamara and Maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne floating through the air, as the market falls asleep. These songs come from a small room, in which a huge photo of the singer of yesteryear Mohammed Rafi adorns a wall. About 10 or 12 people are gathered around, some with harmoniums, others with tablas and other small musical instruments. This is the Calicut Kalamandir music club, a place where a few music lovers, most of whom work in the market, come together after a tiring day’s work to sing.

    For Salim, carpenter, Abdul Kareem, head worker, Ummer, lumber agent, Muhammed Ali, debt collector for a cooperative bank, Kunjumon, and many others, this club and its music are part of life. Most club members are between 40 and 60 years old. The oldest member is club president Koya, 69, who was an acquaintance of Baburaj. While some members learned the music, a majority did not learn it officially.

    Muhammed Ali, the secretary, explains that the club has existed for a few decades. “We don’t know who started the club, but it’s been around for about 40 years. The location has changed several times; some members have died, others have arrived recently, and it’s still going,” he says.

    For 20 years, the members have been gathered in one hall in Valiyangadi. “Here we are mainly Hindustani music lovers, we sing Hindi movie songs by Rafi, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar and others,” Ali adds.

    Previously, the group met almost every day for a musical encounter, but now they meet three or four days a week. Musical evenings usually start at 7:30 p.m. and last until 10:30 p.m.

    “Not just us, when we get together, other music lovers in the market also come to listen. If someone wants to sing, we also give them a chance. It’s pure music for almost 3 hours,” says Koya.

    After a whole day spent working hard, the members find solace in singing and listening to music in the evenings. “There are a few other music clubs in Kozhikode, but most of them are like orchestras, they have more facilities, a suitable place to practice, etc. Ours is an ordinary men’s club, we don’t play outside, we just get together to quench our thirst for music,” Koya explains.

    Valiyangadi workers who regularly attend these musical evenings say that nothing can replace a good song. “After finishing the work, we were tired and exhausted. But the energy we get from just going there and listening to their music cannot be explained,” says Mohammed, a market worker.

    Club members want to expand their space and acquire more instruments. “It will be great to have a bigger space and more instruments for our club, maybe it can happen in the future,” says Ali.

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    Club news with hiking club, music club and gardeners https://vivasclub7.com/club-news-with-hiking-club-music-club-and-gardeners/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 06:32:34 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/club-news-with-hiking-club-music-club-and-gardeners/

    Rotary

    The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet in person at Mermaids Restaurant at 11:45 a.m. on September 1. The program will be given by Jessica Kowalski, director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey.

    A live zoom is available for the meeting, if you don’t feel comfortable coming in person. Please email the club for the link.

    Information: Email [email protected]

    Civil war

    The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. September 1 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum, 1880 Bella Vista Way.

    The program will focus on “Jesse James, the man, the myth and the legend”, presented by Jim Ervin of St. Louis.

    Prior to the reunion, there will be a screening of the 1939 film “Jesse James”, which starred Henry Fonda and Tyrone Power and was filmed in McDonald County, Mo. The film will be screened in the museum’s Cooper Room. The film begins at 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited to bring a dinner to eat during the viewing.

    Information: [email protected]

    Hill N Dale

    The Hill N Dale Hiking Club will be hiking September 6 near Siloam Springs at City Lake Park and the Wango Tango Trail. This is a 4.4 mile loop hike.

    Interested hikers can contact Bev Munstermann at (479) 721-2193 or [email protected]

    Information: bvhikingclub.com.

    Andante

    Harpist Jane Powell will perform on September 6 at the September meeting of the Andante Music Club. Lunch will be offered at noon and the concert will follow at 1 p.m. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista.

    Information: andantemusicclub.org or email [email protected]

    Gardeners

    The next meeting of the Benton County Master Gardeners will begin at 6 p.m. on September 6 with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The topic is Monarch Butterfly Migration.

    Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Church of Christ of Bentonville, 816 NW Eighth St. in Bentonville.

    Master gardeners are volunteers who are trained in horticulture and share their training by participating in community projects.

    Information: home.bentoncountygardening.org/.

    Christian women

    The Christian Women’s Connection brunch will be at 9 a.m. September 14 at Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. in Bella Vista.

    Guest speaker will be Sandy Moore on “My Sunflower Journey” and special feature will be Ron East, “Woodworking Artisan”.

    Breakfast is $10, and reservations and/or cancellations are essential by noon on September 9. [email protected]

    Literacy

    Ozark Literacy Council is hosting a welcome week and looking for adults interested in joining their clubs. During community meetings and conversations, learners, volunteers and staff come together to learn and get to know each other while sharing skills and stories.

    Clubs include the Chat and Knit Conversation Club, which meets from noon to 2 p.m. on September 14; the Chat and Dance Club, which meets from 2-3 p.m. on September 14; and the Communit-tea Conversations, which meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on September 15.

    Information: ozarkliteracy.org or email [email protected]

    MOAA

    The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently held its bi-monthly dinner at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville. Record turnout from members, spouses and guests enjoyed a social hour, buffet dinner and presentations from the Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation, the Girls’ State of Arkansas chapter-supported representative l summer, and “Hollywood in the Ozarks.” Chapter President, US Army Col. Bob Crawford (Retired), introduced 23 new members, spouses and guests during the program.

    The MOAA Chapter is open to former active duty and retired officers and NCOs of the U.S. Armed Forces of all components (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and US Army Guards). coasts, as well as the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). The chapter’s community service projects include a veterans scholarship program, teaching American flag history and etiquette to more than 4,000 fifth-graders in northwest Arkansas, the expansion of Fayetteville National Cemetery, the sponsorship of an Arkansas Girls and Boys State Representative each year, and the nationally recognized mentorship program with ROTC departments of the Army and Air Force at the University of Arkansas.

    Information: Email [email protected]

    Members of the Northwestern Arkansas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America enjoy a fellowship during a pre-dinner social hour at their bi-monthly meeting at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant. (Courtesy picture)
    Photo St. Bernard Charity Bingo presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Pictured are (left to right) Kim Brunner and Irma Cantu Holasek receive Marilyn Beveridge’s check from St. Bernard’s. Charity Bingo is played at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at St. Bernard’s Hall in Bella Vista. There is a snack bar available, and all are welcome to come and play. (Courtesy picture)
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