Preemo Productions Presents: A Tribute to Rock Legends LIVE at The Space at Westbury Saturday, April 2nd

Three Bands Paying Tribute to Some of Rock’s Greatest Performers with Partial Proceeds Benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk

Westbury, NY (January, 2016) — On Saturday, April 2nd the sounds of rock’s most prolific and influential artists will be in full swing as Preemo Productions Presents “A Tribute to Rock N’ Roll Legends LIVE!” at The Space at Westbury! With music from Chicago (Performed by Beginnings), Steely Dan (Performed by FM), as well as Tom Petty & Fleetwood Mac (Performed by Petty Rumors) – you will be transported back in time to the 1970’s when some of the greatest musicians of the classic rock era reigned supreme while helping UCP of Suffolk advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Beginnings is a tightly woven structure of intellectual musical talent rarely seen in today’s music world, either in the original or tribute arenas. They are individually

talented musicians who together comprise an ever evolving universe of musicality that encompasses multi-instrumentalists and multiple lead vocalists. Quite simply,

they are a band like no other. This depth of talent is focused on the band Chicago, whose song book spans more than forty years, and includes five number 1 albums

and twenty top ten hits.

Formerly known as Stealin’ Dan, FM is a 12-piece ensemble dedicated to masterfully recreating the songbook of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Don’t let the name fool you, they’re the same band that fans have been coming to see for the last 15 years.  Featuring some of the area’s top musical talent, including former Tower of Power frontman Tom Bowes, FM will continue to tribute the legendary music of Steely Dan as long as fans keep coming to see them!

For Petty Rumors, the wealth of amazing songs from these multiple award-winning artists, along with their solo and side projects, make for an evening of unforgettable music.  The show brings together over four decades of chart-topping material from Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, and even The Traveling Wilburys!  With combined sales of these artists easily topping 200 million albums, the selection of great music is so vast that the band can change-up their set list, draw two audiences, and keep the show interesting and entertaining.  All of the music has been studied and rehearsed for a full energy show with a high standard of musicianship.

                    

Preemo Productions brings the world’s best music performed by first class musicians to neighborhood venues in Your Town USA! Proud to work with elite Tribute Bands who flawlessly recreate the music of legendary artists that shaped and defined Rock & Roll History, they welcome all passengers aboard the Rock & Roll time machine to relive the magic of the music! “A Tribute to Rock N’ Roll Legends LIVE” is no different, as some of the best tribute acts are coming together to help support one of the largest health charities in America. UCP Suffolk is one of 100 national and international affiliates, and provides programs and services to people with a wide variety of physical, developmental, acquired disabilities or any physical condition that severely limits an individual’s independence.

With such an amazing lineup of Tribute acts performing some of rock’s greatest hits from Chicago, Steely Dan, Tom Petty & Fleetwood Mac, and raising funds for an association dedicated to helping those with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities, you won’t want to miss “A Tribute to Rock N’ Roll Legends LIVE!” on Saturday, April 2nd at The Space at Westbury- 250 Post Ave, Westbury, NY 11590!

For Tickets, VISIT: http://www.ticketmaster.com/rock-legends-live-westbury-new-york-04-02-2016/event/00004F38F060D0AB?brand=spacewestbury

For More More Info on UCP Suffolk, VISIT: www.ucp-suffolk.org

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: RickEberle [AT] gmail.com

With First Two Rounds Down, Gold Coast Arts Center’s 4th Annual “Your Big Break” Heats Up For Semifinals Saturday, March 12th

6 Musicians and Bands Remaining As The Search for the “Next Big Thing” Out of New York Continues

Great Neck, NY (February, 2016) —  With the initial two rounds of the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org’s search for the next big music star completed, and Matt Grabowski, Taylor Hogan, The Days Beneath Us, Frankel Sisters, Trish Tottales and Jaclyn Manfredi gearing up for the semifinals Saturday, March 12th – the 4th Annual  “Your Big Break” contest is once again bringing some of the best New York talent to the forefront! The Arts Center will be rounding out the evening’s festivities with another Headlining performance by none other than 1st annual “Your Big Break” winners Youth Be Told performing with 2nd annual “Your Big Break” winner Katie Zimmer!

 The judges for the competition include Neil Rubenstein, the manager of The Emporium music venue in Patchogue, Chris Pati of IndiMusic TV, Lou Plaia from Reverbnation.com, Guy Brogna from All Music Inc., and Jerry Lembo– a music industry consultant who has worked with Grammy Award-Winning entertainers. Prizes include the chance to open up for a national act at The Emporium, recording time at IndiMusic Studios, a feature on Reverbnation.com, musical equipment from All Music Inc. and ZOOM North America, PR and social media campaigns from Rick Eberle Agency, and more to be announced. Come down to the show and network with some of the best and brightest people in the music business because–along with the judges–the audience have a vote in determining this year’s winner!

 

The Arts Center is transformed into the GOLD COAST ACOUSTIC CAFÉ once a month, a music venue that showcases local up-and-coming talent as well as established music acts. With its black box theater performance space and a lounge in the art gallery, the GOLD COAST ACOUSTIC CAFÉ is one of the few small music venues around which makes for a special and intimate atmosphere for artists and audience alike, especially during YOUR BIG BREAK- a competition whose past winners include semifinals headliners Youth Be Told and Katie Zimmer, round 2 headliner Annika, as well as finalists SEE and Zofolk who have gone on to work with major producers, managers and agents! Past artists who have performed in the headline slots have included: Iridesense, John Hampson of Nine Days, The Brady Brothers, and Sir Cadian Rhythm – all of whom are local musicians who’ve had major success in the industry, with hopes to further inspire the next generation of New York stars presented each year.

 

For the second year in a row, there will also be mentors assigned to the finalists. The mentors will work with the artists to help them hone their craft before performing at the finals. Last year’s mentors were New York based hit makers Ryan Star, John Hampson, Ido Zmishlany and Mark Ambrosino!

So get ready, as the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org. continue the 4th Annual “Your Big Break” competition with the Semifinals featuring Matt Grabowski, Taylor Hogan, The Days Beneath Us, Frankel Sisters, Trish Tottales, Jaclyn Manfredi and a Headlining Performance by Youth Be Told featuring Katie Zimmer on Saturday, March 12th at the Gold Coast Acoustic Cafe, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021!

 

Doors open 7:30pm; Show starts 8:00pm

TICKETS: $10 students/$15 adults

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For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: RickEberle [AT] gmail.com

 

GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER GEARING UP FOR SUMMER ARTS CAMP 2016

This July and August GCAC Will Offer Specialty Camps Taught By Top Artists Performers in Their Respective Fields

Great Neck, NY (February, 2016) — Though there’s still snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there’s no better time than the present to begin planning fun, exciting, and educational activities for the Summer as the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camp. SummerArts brings fun and creative experiences to children of all ages! With activities like cartooning, chess camp, music, 3D Arts and so much more- the GCAC is offering specialty camps taught by top artists and performers 9AM-3PM  at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021. www.GoldCoastArts.org

Parents can choose 1 or 2 week camp programs. Each weekly program culminates in a performance, competition or exhibit at the end for parents and friends to enjoy. Children can be signed up for as many sessions as they wish, with kosher and nut free lunch and snack options included!

In the brand new Crafts Camp (July 5th-8th) children can make creations beyond their wildest dreams! At Musical Theatre Camp (July 11th-22nd) they’ll explore and create their own renditions of contemporary and theatrical hits with daily classes in voice, basic music, and dance to help them experience the thrill of performing on Stage. With Acting for Film (July 25th-29th) they can learn acting techniques for theatre and film by working on scenes recorded on film, and be able to take home a DVD where they are the star! Drawing & Painting (August 1st-5th) will allow them to have fun with their art using inspiration from nature and the world around them. Through Music (Instruments & Vocal) (August 8th-12) they can experience guitar, keyboard percussion and vocal training. All levels are welcome. Work with wood, paper-mache and wire at 3 Dimensional Art (August 15th-19th), show off what they’ve learned in competitive games at the end of the week at Chess Camp (August 22nd-26th), and imagine characters and explore their creativity through drawing in Cartooning (August 22nd-26th).

Parents can also choose any 2 weeks of the 6 offered in Ceramics Camp (July 5th-August 12th) where children will learn hand-building, sculpture and innovative glazing techniques, and for the younger kids (pre-K through 6th grade) there’s also Half-Day Junior Camp where daily activities include art, dance, music and much more!

It seems there’s a creative activity for just about any child willing to try something new or continue to pique their interest and develop their skills!

With such a wide array of fun, engaging, and stimulating Summer Arts Camps at the Gold Coast Arts Center this July and August (on weekdays 9AM-3PM), every child will be thrilled with the new skills they learn and imaginative ways they can develop their talents while having fun and making friends along the way!

For More Information, and To Register for Summer Arts Camps Call (516) 829-2570 or , VISIT: http://greatneckarts.org/wordpress/school-for-the-arts/

For Press Inquiries, Contact: rick [AT] rickeberle.com

More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout the region through our 1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in schools and in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, in its 5th year this past Fall. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Long Island Music Studio “Montclair Records” Becoming the One-Stop-Shop For Artists & Bands Along with Concert Series at Top Venues This Spring

St. James Studio Offers Not Only The Highest-Quality Recording Experience, But a Plethora of Other Opportunities For Musicians From Booking to Custom Songwriting, and the “Montclair Records Concert Series” March 3rd, April 10th and May 20th

St. James, NY (February 2016) — If you’re an artist or band looking for professional quality recording and mixing at a price that won’t break the bank, other musicians to help give you that fuller more rounded-out sound, a production studio for your next video, help with your songwriting to get you to that next level, and so much more – your search is over. St. James Recording Studio Montclair Records is becoming the spot for musicians who want their next song or album to be of the highest quality, or need that all-inclusive experience that delves into every facet of their artistry from the writing stage to recording, video production, and even booking their next gig! And with preparations under way for their upcoming “Montclair Records Concert Series” this Spring at Amityville Music Hall Thursday, March 3rd; Revolution Saturday, April 10th, and The Emporium Friday, May 20th featuring Gnarly Karma, Wake the Sun, A.D.D., and more- interested musicians are encouraged to contact the studio by Calling (516) 98-MUSIC or Emailing MontclairRecords [AT] gmail.com!

The studio took shape in 2013 when childhood friends Billy Hanley, Michael Lazarus, & Jayson Klein came together to turn their love of music into a creative team designed to help further the careers of up-and-coming artists & musicians. A lifelong musician with a B.A. in Music and Sound Recording from the prestigious University of New Haven Music Program, Hanley played in a number of ensembles throughout high school and college including Marching Band and Jazz Band. He currently plays Alto and Tenor Saxophone in Alternative Rock band Gnarly Karma, and serves as an Audio Engineer and Composer at Montclair Records. Michael Lazarus previously worked at record label Wind-up Records in NYC under Marketing Manager/A&R Chris Graham and later developed a passion for Recording & Mixing- earning him a reputation as a quick-witted, efficient, and creative Audio Engineer. He is currently the Producer for Gnarly Karma and played a crucial role in the recording and production of their debut album, “Classic Breeze” while also working as a Booking Agent and Representative for the EarWaxx Sessions, a popular artist showcase in Long Island, NY. Jayson Klein is an all-around business and marketing guru, with past work experience at both Disney and Yext, a heavyweight in the realm of Digital Marketing and SEO. He serves as the Director of Business Relations at Montclair Records, where he plays a key role in the booking and event hosting aspects of the business. He also utilizes his sales and marketing expertise to help promote the artists who work with Montclair.

WATCH: An Inside Look at Montclair Records (VIDEO)

Offering professional quality recording and mixing at a price that won’t break your budget, the Montclair team works with clients individually to determine a price and package that best suits them. Most importantly, they care about your music just as much as you do! Using the kind of hands-on approach that most studios will not, their passion and dedication to music ensures that your project will sound the best it possibly can. Their mission is to take your sound to the next level by utilizing their audio engineering expertise, creative input, and collection of effective audio equipment in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Whether you’re a solo artist, rapper, or a band, they’ve got you covered.

Breakdown of Services Offered:

  • Recording (Tracking) – All Genres Welcome!

  • Mixing

  • Mastering

  • Additional Production – Montclair has a large library of sounds that includes thousands of Virtual Instruments of all types. Engineer Billy Hanley is a talented and accomplished musician/composer who will write and/or perform additional production on clients’ projects per request. That also includes Saxophone and Backing Vocals. Clients also have full access to use these instruments themselves on their project if they already have a part in mind.

  • Custom Song Creation – Say you only have the lyrics and general melody for a song in mind, but need some help filling out the rest of the production- their songwriting expertise and vast library of sounds can help create a finished product.

  • Studio Musicians – The studio is connected with a number of talented, local musicians who are willing to be a part of your project as per request.

  • Beats/Instrumentals – They’ll create original and sampled beats/instrumentals. Mostly Hip-Hop/R&B tracks, but also for other genres as well as scoring/film.

  • In-Studio Music Video –  Record a Single and have an In-Studio Music Video shot in “The Blue Room.”

  • Booking Shows – Montclair Records hosts a number of events, and books up-and-coming local artists

3rd Party Services Also Include:

  • Graphic Design

  • Photography

  • CD Duplication

  • Live Audio

  • Music Lessons

With so much to offer bands and musicians, Montclair Records is one of the best choices on Long Island for not only recording, but the full-spectrum of musically creative needs! And as the “Montclair Records Concert Series” is set to make its way to Amityville Music Hall Thursday, March 3rd; Revolution Saturday, April 10th, and The Emporium Friday, May 20th- artists are encouraged to contact the studio for their chance to share the stage with other up-and-coming Long Island talent!

To Schedule an Appointment or Submit for the Montclair Records Concert Series, Call: (516) 98-MUSIC // (516) 986-8742 OR Email: MontclairRecords [AT] gmail.com

For More information, Visit: http://www.montclairrecords.com/

OR

Facebook.com/MontclairRecords

For Press Inquiries, Contact: RickEberle [AT] gmail.com

“WINology” – Innovative Program to Achieve Success From World Champion Athlete and International Speaker

Joel Scrivner’s 9-Step Program and Book Provide Fresh Perspective to Help Individuals and Leadership Teams Achieve Greatness in Business and Life

February, 2016 (Dallas, TX) — What does a former World Champion martial artist turned corporate performance coach, author, pastor and international speaker know about winning in life? A lot. Joel Scrivner learned early on as a teen that he could apply the discipline and desire to win that he’d acquired through his martial arts training towards other aspects of his life – at that time it was achieving a passing grade in a Spanish class. Scrivner got the passing grade, but more than that, this experience became the foundation for what would later develop into a game-changing way to approach winning in all aspects of life. A survivor of the loss of his 18-month-old daughter O’Neal to brain cancer, he used this approach to help overcome one of his biggest life struggles and knew it could help in leading others on a path towards personal betterment as well.

Scrivner’s book, “WINology – World Class Performance“, examines how and why some people achieve great success in their lives, and why some don’t. Using numerous examples from his personal and professional journey to success – and from world-class athletes, politicians, motivational speakers, and other well-renowned successful individuals, WINology is a systematic study of the art and science of winning.

WINology introduces a step-by-step program that teaches how to break down the science behind winning and learn how to think and act like winners. Scrivner’s strategies can be tailored to fit any individual – from stay-at-home parents, coaches, entrepreneurs to leadership teams and sales departments wanting to reach their greatest potential. While helping to improve personal performance, the book’s dual-purpose is to also help improve personnel performance. Readers will learn how to identify their passions and skills, unlock hidden abilities and embark on a journey to achieve their personal, professional, and relationship goals.

“When winning becomes your life’s identity, everything changes.”

Scrivner has spent his life coaching students, individuals, and organizational leaders how to unlock their hidden potential and implement permanent, life-changing strategies. As a 6th degree black belt, former six-time national and four-time world champion martial artist (As well as a member of Team USA representing the Global TaeKwonDo Federation for 5 years), he’s been able to harness his knowledge and discipline along with his faith, and use them to help others elevate their true potential.

Upcoming WINology Speaking Engagements:

Monday, February 15th, 1:00PM at Collin County Juvenile Correctional Facility

Wednesday, February 17th, 9:00AM at Keane Landscaping (Sales Team Training)

Friday, February 19th, 3:00PM at Texas Job Corps Graduation

Monday, March 21st, 9:30AM at Drees Homes (Sales Team Training)

Thursday, March 24th, 10:00AM at  McKinney Christian Academy Leadership Summit

With WINology, Joel Scrivner’s system to help others become the elite “world-class” leaders in their respective fields has benefited thousands through his expertise in teaching others to discover and maximize their hidden potential, while developing their competitive edge. As corporate trainer and cultural architect that enhances the winning culture of any organization in a world where having a leg up on the competition is key, Scrivner’s WINology builds “world class” people, families, teams and businesses!

For More Information About WINology, or to Purchase A Copy, Visit: http://winology.com/

For More About Joel Scrivner, Visit: http://joelscrivner.com/about-joel/

To Book Joel Scrivner as a Speaker at Your Next Event, Visit: http://joelscrivner.com/speaking/

OR

Facebook.com/WINology

LinkedIn.com/WINology

Twitter:

@joelnscrivner

@WINology101

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

Submissions For 19th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Open Now Through March 1st!

Celebrating Some of the Best Short and Feature-Length Independent Films From Around the World, The Festival Is Set to Kick Off July 13th through July 21st

February 2016 (Bellmore, NY) — Nassau County Film Commissioner Debra Markowitz recently announced that Filmmaker submissions for the 2016 Long Island International Film Expo are now open! Filmmakers are encouraged to submit online via FilmFreeway.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island sponsored by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF) and the County of Nassau, which shows 150 – 170 short and feature-length films of every genre from the world over. With a heavy celebrity presence, visits in past years have included a wide range of noted actors and actresses including Steve Buscemi, Ralph Macchio, Ally Sheedy, and so many more. Focusing on the incredible talent of some of the best independent filmmakers, the expo offers networking opportunities, a 350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution to scriptwriting, legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast. With this year’s Expo set to be held from July 13 – 21, 2016 at the historic Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710), submissions will be considered for awards & prizes in categories ranging from Best First Film to Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Long Island Film, Best Animation, Best Feature, and a wide array of others.

Named “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, LIIFE is one of Long Island’s most prestigious film festivals, screening approximately 150 independent films during its weeklong run. The Long Island Film/TV Foundation, a not-for-profit, is also the foremost group providing support to the film/TV and commercial industries on Long Island, and will be honoring several noted professionals in the film/entertainment/media industries this year including Angela Anton (Anton News – Humanitarian Award), Robert Clohessy (Actor- Blue Bloods – Creative Achievement Award), Sal Rendino  (Actor – The Get Down/Billions – Rising Star Award), with more to be announced.

Last year, LIIFE scheduled 165 short and feature-length quality independent films from around the world, including many from right here on Long Island. Past successes have also included- films such as Michael Cuesta’s LIE starring Brian Cox and Paul Dano screened at the Malverne Cinema with its Long Island Premiere; Tate Taylor (Director of Pretty Ugly People), who won Best Feature and has gone on to act in Winter’s Bone, to direct The Help and the James Brown movie, Get On Up; Julian Adams who won Best Film for The Last Confederate and has since went on to direct Phantom- starring David Ducovny and Ed Harris, and Rick Bieber, who has LIIFE awards for multiple films including The Fifth Quarter and Crazy, also producing such notable films at Flatliners and Radio Flyer.

More About Nassau County Film Commissioner Debra Markowitz:

Debra Markowitz serves as the Director of the Nassau County Film Office. In this capacity, Ms. Markowitz presides over the Nassau County Film Commission, now known as the Nassau County Film Advisory Board and chairs as its Executive Director.

Serving three administrations during her 28-year tenure, Ms. Markowitz has steadily increased production of movies, television programs and commercials that are shot in Nassau County, logging over 1000 production days and over $400M in positive economic impact. Under her auspices, Nassau County currently ranks #2 in New York State for the amount of documented production days, second only to New York City.

Ms. Markowitz also serves as Vice President of the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, Long Island’s most established and largest not-for-profit agency dedicated to the support and promotion of independent filmmaking. Under her directorship, the Foundation spawned the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE). Heading into its 19th year, LIIFE enjoys enormous popularity, attracting short and feature-length independent films from around the world, spotlighting films made on Long Island and concluding with a star-studded award celebration. An enthusiastic filmmaker herself, Ms. Markowitz, an award winning filmmaker, has acted as Casting Director, consultant, writer, director and producer on movie, television and commercial projects.

On her involvement with the expo, Ms. Markowitz recently stated “It’s exciting to see LIIFE become such a premiere film community on Long Island. Having several of my own films on the festival circuit and seeing what other film festivals do to serve the filmmakers, I see how important LIIFE is to fostering a cohesive festival family for foreign, domestic and, of course, our own local filmmakers.”

With submissions NOW OPEN THROUGH MARCH 1ST for this year’s Long Island International Film Expo, filmmakers are encouraged to enter what the Audience Awards has called “One of the Top 10 Hottest Summer Film Festivals in the United States” and join in the fun July 13th21st!

To Submit to the Long Island International Film Expo, VISIT:

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/LIIFETheLongIslandInternationalFilmExpo

OR

https://www.withoutabox.com/login/4162

For More Information on LIIFE, Visit: http://longislandfilmexpo.com/

For Press Inquiries, Contact: RickEberle [AT] gmail.com

Gold Coast International Film Festival Screening Award-Winning Indian Film

As Part of Their Furman Film Series, GCIFF & ReelAbilites Film Festival Will Present “Margarita With a Straw” Wednesday, March 16th

February, 2016 (Great Neck, NY) — The Gold Coast International Film Festival recently announced that they will join the ReelAbilities Film Festival in a special Furman Film Series event, screening “Margarita With A Straw” – the tale of a rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy who leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery – on Wednesday, March 16th, 7:30PM at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck) with TICKETS ON SALE 2/11!

 The Award-winning film from Directors Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar has already garnered a ton of praise from film critics, and received several awards since its release in April of 2015, including Audience Award at the Montclair Film Festival, the NETPAC Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Best Actress award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held in Estonia.

Starring Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, and Sayani Gupta; the film is A funky, stereotype-busting coming-of-age tale about a Punjabi teenage girl with cerebral palsy, based on a true story. Laila, an aspiring writer and secret rebel in a wheelchair, is accepted to New York University and leaves India for Manhattan. After a chance encounter with a fiery female activist, Laila starts to grow emotionally and explore this new world and its liberal sexualities. Tackling subject matter rarely explored with lightheartedness, this TIFF award-winning drama is a beautiful, bold and brave portrait of love, identity and sexuality. Margarita, With a Straw is joyous cinema bound to win your heart.

 On Wednesday, March 16th join the Gold Coast International Film Festival and the ReelAbilities Film Festival in the Furman Film Series screening of “Margarita With A Straw” at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas- 115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, at 7:30PM!

TICKETS GO ON SALE THURSDAY, 2/11

For More Info and to Purchase Tickets, VISIT: www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

 More About the Gold Coast Film Festival:

Located on the “Gold Coast” in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Year-round festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, parties and a gala.

During the annual seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast. In addition to the Fall festival, GCIFF also presents dozens of preview screenings and filmmaker Q&As throughout the year at their year-round Furman and Douglas Elliman Film Series.

The Gold Coast is just a short ride from New York City, and is easily accessible by car, train and the area’s three major airports: John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and MacArthur.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival is produced by the Gold Coast Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1993 and dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach.

More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our (1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.

Worldwide Independent Music Video TV Channel & Social Network “IndiMusic TV” Signs On As Official Global Network Partner for 2016 Vans Warped Tour

The Culmination of Months of Planning By Music Industry Heavyweights Will Bring IndiMusic to Stops Along This Year’s Tour and Into 30 Million Homes with Interviews, Exclusives, and All Things WARPED

 

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February, 2016 (Long Island, NY) — With the dates for this year’s 2016 Vans Warped Tour announced this past December with stops beginning in Anchorage, AK June 22nd and ending August 13th in Portland, OR, it’s been announced that IndiMusic TV – the #1 Worldwide Independent Music Video TV Channel and Social Network dedicated to the independent musician – will be coming along for the ride! As preparation for this year’s tour is underway with the Artist & Band announcements, ticket info and further specifics coming in March, IndiMusic and Warped Tour staff have been vigorously planning the details to the collaboration. The partnership is set to include sponsorship, interview and behind the scenes segments, and a ton of exciting content delving into the core of the longest running touring music festival in North America!

IndiMusic TV was originally founded in 2004 as a “go to” music video website and then launched as a half hr TV show in 2008 in the NY tri-state area on the independent TV Network WLNY TV10/55. It garnered instant popularity as it was the only game in town to launch, market and expose new indie Music Videos on traditional TV. After three successful seasons, IndiMusic TV broadened their horizons by launching a worldwide mobile TV network partnering with Yamgo TV, a mobile TV start up in the UK. In September 2012, IndiMusic TV launched as the first 24-7 independent only Worldwide Music Video TV channel and Musician Social Network.

They are now the exclusive place to go to see syndicated episodes of A&E’s Emmy Award winning “Private Sessions” which features former VH1 VJ Lynn Hoffman sitting down with world renowned artists like Maroon 5, Gene Simmons of KISS and Bon Jovi to name a few (airing Thursdays at 9PM EST). Lynn is also the current “face of the franchise” at IndiMusic TV, as host of their widely popular weekly “Top 21 Countdown”. Plus, IndiMusic TV also boasts former FUSE VJ Juliya Chernetsky who spends time hosting shows and events on a regular basis for the company, as well. Juliya introduces many of the Video Block segments 24/7.

The site was founded by Chris Pati, who’s had an incredible amount of success as a Solo Artist and Label Owner outside of being the Founder and Visionary behind IndiMusic TV. Pati has had over a dozen top 20 Billboard hits, and has worked as a Producer with a wide variety of famed talents including Rebbie Jackson, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Isley Brothers, World renowned bass player Bakithi Kumalo of Paul Simon’s “Graceland”, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, and some of the biggest record labels in the world including Atlantic Records, Universal, Warner Bros, Capitol, Universal and many more. A musical prodigy in his own right, he began at 5 years old playing piano, guitar, bass and drums, and established himself as a multi-instrumentalist by age eight. Chris was honored by Berry Gordy (former President of Motown Records) who called on him to arrange and perform an impromptu medley of “America the Beautiful” and “Lift Up Your Hearts And Voices” for opera star and actress N’kenge at President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Ball among such noted musicians as Bon Jovi, Josh Groban, Jordan Sparks, Peter Frampton, and Smokey Robinson.

Pati recently expressed his excitement for the partnership, saying “I couldn’t be more pleased or think of a better partnership than for IndiMusic TV to align with Vans Warped Tour. We have the same mission: To expose great new talent to the marketplace and put that talent in front of an engaged audience. Vans Warped Tour has been the Marquee, Flagship Tour brand for over 2 decades nationally and I am thrilled and excited to help expand the tour’s footprint to the truly global, loyal audience IndiMusic TV has garnered. Kevin Lyman has been (and always will be) a mentor, visionary and major force on the leading edge of the Music Business and this partnership is a perfect fit…and a great cumulative force for emerging and established Artists as well as the Music Business overall!!!”

The Warped Tour was created in 1995 by visionary Kevin Lyman who – after working on events that paired skateboarding competitions with live music – decided to create a national (and later worldwide) tour, pairing extreme sports with live punk music. The first tour began June 21 at the Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho, ending August 18 in Detroit. The largest traveling music festival in the United States, it is held in venues from parking lots to fields upon which the stages and other structures are constructed prior to and for the duration of the event. Much more than simply a concert; the Warped Tour has grown exponentially in its 22 years running to a full-blown event. In addition to the approximately 100 bands that play each date, there are all sorts of sports demonstrations, ranging from BMX bikes and skateboards on half pipes and street courses to wrestling and other random bits of weirdness. Past years have even included motorcycles stunt jumping and a human cannonball! Proving that he’s not willing to take any part of the year off, Lyman also organizes the Taste of Chaos and Mayhem tours, and is a partner at SideOneDummy Records. Not only does he organize the tours, but he’s a fixture on site at each date.

With IndiMusic TV now onboard, Lyman also expressed what it means partnering with the company for this year’s Tour. “Since I started the Vans Warped Tour in 1995, I have always made a point to involve innovators within the industry. IndiMusic.tv is no exception and I am thrilled to welcome them as a new tour broadcast partner for 2016. Together we hope to bring the Warped “experience” to fans worldwide, through exclusive, unique content featured on the IndiMusic.tv online platform.”

With this year’s line-up sure provide some of the best upcoming artists & bands as well as veterans in the punk, pop punk, post-hardcore, Emo, Reggae, and Ska scenes along with its wide range of extreme sports seen in years past – IndiMusic TV’s Global Network Partnership with the 2016 Vans Warped Tour is geared up to bring some of the most exciting content into millions of homes worldwide!

For more Information on IndiMusic TV, Visit www.indimusic.tv

For More Information of the Vans Warped Tour and 2016 Lineup, Visit: www.VansWarpedTour.com

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

More About The Vans Warped Tour

The Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres.

The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.

Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”.  Now in its 22nd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 24 in Dallas, TX and end on August 13 in Portland, OR.

For more information, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

 

Guitarist, Singer, and Producer Joey Sykes Releases “Classic New Rock” Album After Successful IndieGoGo Campaign

Latest Release Packed With Catchy, Pop-Driven Modern Rock Tunes With Twist of Hard Classic Rock Nostalgia

Los Angeles, CA (February, 2016) — After a successful IndieGoGo campaign that helped fund the creation of his brand new album Classic New Rock, prominent guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer Joey Sykes  (guitarist for THE BABYS) has officially released the thirteen-track gem combining his talents with a myriad of guest musicians, including drummers Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp), Josh Freese (DEVO, The Replacements, Perfect Circle), Tony Brock (The BABYS, Rod Stewart), Nate Morton (house drummer on THE VOICE), and more. Having had a great deal of success in the music industry performing with the likes of Bryan Adams, Paul Stanley, Eurythmics, Don Henley, and John Entwistle of “The Who” just to name a few, Sykes began his road to stardom with the band Coward, whose self-titled debut album on Elektra Records saw the band on MTV and Touring with Third Eye Blind in the late 1990’s. Now, having had such a great deal of success playing, writing and recording, and having his songs placed in over 30 Network TV shows like ABC’s “Nashville” and the WB’s “Everwood”, and feature film “Daddy Day Camp”, his new record is garnering praise from various music media outlets, along with the video for the first single “That’s American Life”.

With his time in Coward behind him, Sykes continued in stride as he moved from New York to California (where he currently resides) and played with Capitol Recording Artist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), and Meredith Brooks (“I’m A Bitch”).  With Meredith and her massive band – Herman Matthews on Drums (Tom Jones, Tower of Power, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx), Will Hollis on keys (currently playing in the Eagles, Don Henley), and Mark Meadows on bass (Edgar Winter, John Waite), he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream playing the Madison Square Garden stage. Touring the US and Europe with Brooks, Sykes also had the opportunity to perform at the Staples Center, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as well as appearing on many national TV broadcasts from the Top of the Pops in Germany to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and VH1’s Hard Rock Live in New York.

 WATCH: That’s American Life (Official Video)

Having completed his new record Classic New Rock (released via Purple Virgo Records), Joey is more excited than ever. The sound and style of this album fuses classic rock influences with a modern rock sound. His songs are lyrically thoughtful with big, power pop hooks. Early magazine reviews say of the release: “There is a solid mix of different musical styles; some tracks are not unlike what you’d expect to find on an Elvis Costello or Big Star record, while others slow things down some, and some are more modern pop-rock driven. A surprise cover of The Raspberries’ “Go All the Way” is definitely a highlight as well. For this record, Sykes and his backing musicians definitely do a great job; this is an elite assortment of talent that are definitely up for the task at hand.”

As Sykes continues to build on his ever-growing resume as not only an incredible guitar player but a proven songwriter and producer, Classic New Rock is a true showing of his many talents! Hear it for yourself and get your copy today!

To Purchase “Classic New Rock”, Visit: http://joeysykes.server310.com/music/?p=album&album=3

For More Info on Joey Sykes, Visit: http://www.joeysykes.com/

For Press Inquiries, Contact: RickEberle [AT] gmail.com

International Marketing Executive Peter McDonough Teams Up with SX Liquors

Bringing Business Building Insights From Prior Roles as Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer for Diageo North America, VP of European Marketing at Procter & Gamble and Gillette, McDonough Joins as Advisor to Help Grow the Burgeoning New Liquor Brand

New York, NY (February, 2016) — The Award-Winning, Sensual, and eXotic new line of premium spirits “SX Liquors” which launched in New York in 2014 delivering Latin liquors infused with exotic ingredients announced that Peter McDonough will join the SX Liquors Company Advisory Board.  McDonough brings SX Liquors fresh insights in building sustained growth and successful consumer franchise development from prior executive roles leading the marketing organizations at Diageo, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, and Black & Decker.  With experiences in building new brand franchises in multiple industries, Mr. McDonough will play a key advisory role to SX Liquors Founder David Knight in building the SX portfolio of spirits.

McDonough joins SX with a proven track record of accelerating business growth and building market leading brands.   He brings innovative thinking to transform business performance from his extensive experiences leading global organizations in industries such as Personal Care Products, Consumer Appliances, Power Tools and Beverage Alcohol.  His success in leading a diverse portfolio of businesses over the past 30 years demonstrates his agility to quickly analyze new industry dynamics, strategically evaluate competitive practices and craft business plans leveraging new growth drivers and organizational capabilities.

In a recent interview McDonough expressed his excitement for joining the SX Liquors Advisory Board.   “I met David Knight several years ago when he was in early stages of developing the SX Brand.  The Brand’s innovative positioning caught my attention with its unique bottle design creating a sensual image that attracts consumers to the Brand’s delicious range of  infused spirits.   I’m excited to serve on the SX Board and help them take the brand to the next level. ”

Most recently, McDonough was President, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Diageo – overseeing the North American Spirits Industry’s largest portfolio of top selling  brands.  In this role Mr. McDonough transformed and built the marketing and product development organizations with new capabilities, a more focused strategic outlook and business plan that delivered accelerated growth and positioned Diageo as the industry leader in new product innovation.  As a member of the NA Executive Team, he played a key role in developing organizational strategy and growth targets for Diageo’s most important global region.

In his diverse career, McDonough has worked in six different industries and successfully led organizations on three continents.  An alumnus of Cornell University, Mr. McDonough holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.  He has served on the Board Of Directors of Effie Worldwide, Inc, The AdCouncil of America, The Splash Beverage Group, and on the Advisory Board of IgnitionOne Interactive.

About SX Liquors–  The SX Brand was originally launched in New York in 2014 offering consumers a unique Brand that reinforces a provocative sensual sense of style for nightlife occasions and social gatherings with friends.  The “S” in SX’s name stands for Sensual and the “X” comes from eXotic, and the drinks and contoured bottles from which they pour are both.  The SX spirits range includes two tequilas, two rums, and two vodkas, all made in Mexico with a variety of barrel aging and infusions giving them a unique and softer taste ideal for the female palette.  In 2015 SX partnered with Grammy Nominated R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Trey Songz .  Songz has been an engaging and social advocate for the SX Brand which he proclaims to be  “very special, sexy, fun, and magical”! Coming to the forefront in 2005, Songz released five albums within the first decade of his career, peaking in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 Chart, with 15 solo singles hitting the Top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-hop chart. As one of the few R&B artists sustaining mainstream status, he’s collaborated with his main inspiration- R. Kelly, along with a slew of other in-demand names from Diddy, Mary J. Blige, and Scarface to Bun B. and Toni Braxton. SXchachacha was featured in Songz video “Slow Motion” (with over 100 million views). The unique chachacha liqueur is crafted with 100% blue agave reposado tequila accented with a hint of honey and an exotic bite of Mexican lemons. The full range was also recently featured in Songz new single video release “About You”.

The SX Brand is engaging current consumers and recruiting new adorers through an innovative and exciting social media campaign called #DemandSX where Trey’s fans can go on line and demand SX for their City, State and local stores – http://www.sxliquors.com/demandsx.

After a banner year in 2015 where SX enjoyed  300% growth in revenue,  the Brand is poised to strengthen momentum again in  2016.  Following  a successful Walmart test market in Louisiana, SX  secured distribution in a number of Walmart stores in Florida as well. The Virginia Liquor Board recently recognized the power of their home grown  entertainment star–Trey Songz—and his advocacy for the Brand by featuring the  SX  Brand in 100 State Liquor Stores.   In New York, SX and Trey Songz have commenced a powerful relationship with the Strategic Group, which launched distribution and events at the Dream Hotel, Phd, Marquee, and Avenue. “We finished 2015 with a strong performance paving the way to a fast start in 2016. I’m excited to work with Trey in creating experiences that will engage more consumers with our SX Brand in the year ahead! says David Knight the CEO and Founder of SX.

For More Info, VISIT: www.SXLiquors.com

For Trey Songz Inquiries, Please Contact Brad Taylor: Brad [AT] bigmachineagency.com

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