Izzy Escobar Debuts Stunning New Single and Video “Warrior”

Having Shown Her Bare Vulnerability And Strength In A Message of Solidarity to the #MeToo Movement with Her Last Single “Broken Wings”, Escobar is Unapologetically Empowered in Latest Release

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Following her alignment to the #MeToo movement in a message of transforming hardship into empowerment through music with “Broken Wings” – Singer/Songwriter Izzy Escobar is continuing to break down barriers with her triumphant new single and video “Warrior”!

The new single and video–which sees Escobar bounce from gentle piano playing to explosive dance crew scenes on the streets of Brooklyn–adds a unique visual component to the incredible power of the song itself.

This song holds such a special place In my heart, and I wrote it to empower all of my fans.” Izzy says. “In this life, people will judge, and people may make you feel like you aren’t good enough, but you are unique and beautiful just as you are. We all face different hardships on a daily basis. However, going through something challenging, whatever it may be, doesn’t make you weak. It makes you a ‘warrior’.”

“I’m standing in a war zone. This is my war song. I feel like a WARRIOR”

WATCH: “WARRIOR” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Izzy Escobar’s music is about loving one another the way we want to be loved ourselves.  And having FUN along the way! Rising from a “never ending circle of violence” from an abusive stepparent, where she was voiceless in protecting her own family members, she began channeling that pain into lyrics–and eventually songs–at a very young age. “I began to write words, and soon realized that I could synchronize the words in my diary with the tune in my head” says the Massachusetts native, whose latest singles show how far she’s come from that frightened girl to a strong, capable woman who wants to spread her message of hope and strength to those who may face their own struggles. “A few years later, as I read through that same songbook, I noticed that I had made a shift from finding my voice to helping those who couldn’t find their own”.

As she continued on her musical journey, Escobar took to not only writing and singing, but reading sheet music and studying music theory, as well as playing the violin, guitar, and piano. “I believe that to be a healthy human being, we must have an idea of who we are, and what our existence is. But the promise of a home safe from physical abuse and fear remains elusive for many millions of women and children in this country. Now an accomplished singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, she continues to channel her strengths into giving a voice to the voiceless, and helping those who face the same fate as she had in her youth.

Now, having just debuted yet another tenacious new single and video with “Warrior”, Izzy Escobar will continue to bring her talents not only as an incredible singer/songwriter but a voice for all those who have overcome struggles of their own.

Get Izzy Escobar’s “Warrior” via iTunes HERE: https://apple.co/2DQtay5

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Mark Newman Gets Ready For Further Upcoming Performances Ahead of Holiday Season

Having Hit Stages from NYC’s Highline Ballroom to Newly Reopened My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel – He’ll Rock Upcoming Gigs Including Toy Drives for the Holidays As He Gets Ready to Release His Latest Album

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As he gets ready to head into the Holidays, singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman is ready for more solo and full-band performances on the way from Sea Cliff to Islip, Locust Valley and more ahead of the release of his latest EP “Empirical Truth”.

A New York native, Mark Newman’s musical prowess has taken him around the world several times over, playing with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from Sting to Elvis Costello, and Travis Tritt as well as his own solo work. A multi stringsman, Mark has mastered electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro, and with a voice reminiscent of many rock and blues men before him- it has the familiarity of an old friend yet the power and soul of many of today’s rock, soul, folk and R&B icons. For over five years, Newman and fellow songwriter Naomi Margolin have run the “Music From the Hive”  Singer/Songwriter Series, and for the past three years- “The Original Music Series” for bands, in an attempt to keep original music alive on Long Island. Newman also records and produces local artists in the Long Island/NYC area.

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Upcoming Mark Newman Performances:

Thursday, November 29th, 8:00PM @ Still Partners w/ fellow Guitarist Gaetano Valic, Sea Cliff, NY

Thursday, December 6th @ Holiday Party w/ The Denise Givens Band

Sunday, December 9th, 2:00PM @ Joe Vicino 21st Annual Toy Drive at The Viking, Islip, NY

Sunday, December 16th, 2:00PM @ Toys for Tots at Locust Valley Inn, Locust Valley, NY

Saturday, December 29th, 8:00PM @ Still Partners (w/ the Mark Newman Band), Sea Cliff, NY

Although Newman has played a ton of exciting solo and full-band showcases–notably Delbert McClinton at Highline Ballroom just last month and Les Dudek at My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, The Paramount in Huntington opening for The Doobie Brothers, The Space at Westbury opening for the one and only Don Felder and David Bromberg on separate occasions, The Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, and NYC’s Legendary Bitter End–he has also worked as sideman to so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time like John Oates (Hall and Oates), Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Sam The Sham, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos) and Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)!

Past releases include 2010’s “Walls of Jericho” filled with intricate guitar work and mixed with a plethora of sounds from hard rock to a lighter more Dylanesque folk tinge, and 2015’s  “Brussels” – a live acoustic-driven EP that packs a bluesy punch reminiscent of Clapton’s “Unplugged” album through both the guitar work and raw vocal power. His latest LP “Empirical Truth” is due later this year.

With more chances to catch Mark Newman LIVE this Holiday Season along with supporting a number of great charities, make sure to stop down at a show!

For More on Mark Newman, VISIT:

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Actress & Musician Linda Collins Uses Diverse Entertainment Background to Bring Unique Edge to Upcoming Film Roles

Having Began Her Career As A Pianist and Horn Player in Orchestras and Ballets, Her Dynamic Abilities Continue to Shine with Principal Roles in Two Upcoming Dramas

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With many actors/actresses, the more diversity you have in your arsenal the better equipped you may be to take on new and challenging roles – be it in film, television, or on stage. With Actress/Musician Linda Collins – that certainly isn’t a problem.

Having began her entertainment career below the stage – playing in pit orchestras as well as symphonies and ballets, she later transitioned to acting full time. Now, she can be seen in upcoming productions including principal roles in 21st Century Vision Films crime thriller “The Stable” – playing a gritty nightclub owner/head of a human-trafficking ring, and “Officer Miller” – a police officer in Writer/Director Terry Wickham’s “Double Vision.

Not only is Linda an excellent actress who is very seasoned, but I felt that she had the look and the life experience to mix in with the other cast.” – Writer/Director/Producer Terry Wickham

Linda Collins was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Olivia Watson Beaty, a pianist, vocalist, and Sacred Music Director and father Gaylon Patterson, a Lt. Colonial in the Air Force reserves, and Production Manager at McDonald-Douglas Aircraft. Her heritage includes Scottish, Irish and Native American on both sides. Linda exhibited an early aptitude for acting and music, and her siblings often created and performed plays for their parents while in grade school. Her earliest at home role was as Cupid in the family Valentine’s play.

She was in the Thespians Club in high school, performing in school productions, and her talents subsequently won her scholarships to the University of Alabama, Duquesne University (BM, summa cum laude), and Northern Illinois University (Master of Music degree) where she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

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After performing several years as a professional musician in the US and Canada, Linda moved to NYC, and in 2010 began pursuing in earnest her other love – acting. While studying in NYC with renowned acting coach Catherine Gaffigan, she began booking film and television work. Since then she’s booked leading roles in TV Series’ including “I’d Kill for You”, “Stalked”, “Redrum” (Co-starring as Lt. Detective Penny Kimball), “Evil I”, “Monsters Inside Me” (Co-starring as Patricia Nash), and the co-lead role in an episode of True Crime with Aphrodite Jones. She has also appeared in the Feature Films “Burning Blue” (As the on-screen mother to William Lee Scott’s character), “Contest” (As a cooking contest Judge), and in the leading role of Edna in Ashley Cintron’s production of “Chef’s House”.

As a musician, Linda has played Principal Horn in several orchestras including the Huntsville Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony (CA), and Naples Philharmonic (FL) Orchestras, as well as in theatre orchestras for “Fiddler on the Roof” (Herschel Bernardi), “Showboat” (Elaine Stritch and Robert Morse), and “Phantom of the Opera” in Toronto. She also was pianist with many groups including the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet, Chicago City Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company, and has performed in numerous national broadcasts for CBC Radio.

Always an activist for the arts, Linda received the honor of a national appointment by Canadian Minister of Heritage Flora McDonald to serve for three years as a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee on the Status of the Artist ( Ottawa, CA) and later was appointed by AFM International President Tom Lee as Assistant to the International President of the American Federation of Musicians in NYC, where she served the international music community for six years.

She has continued to hone her acting skills at the T. Schreiber Studio in NYC with coach Terry Schreiber and Peter Miner, while being booked regularly for various television and film work.

Now, as she gets ready to take on two new roles in 21st Century Vision Films crime thriller “The Stable” and “Double Vision” – there seems to be plenty on the horizon for the multitalented Linda Collins!

For More on Linda Collins, VISIT: www.LindaCollinsActress.com

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Twitter: @Linda_Collins_

16 yr Old Singer/Songwriter/Producer Angelo David On the Rise as Next Big Pop/Alternative Star

16 yr Old Singer/Songwriter/Producer Angelo David On the Rise as Next Big Pop/Alternative Star

Having Performed to Sold Out Crowds Headlining the Hard Rock Stage in Boston and NYC’s Webster Hall and Collaborating with Britney Spears’ Music Director  – The Young Talent Continues to Work on New Music

With so many young up-and-coming singer/songwriters in the Pop/Alternative world nowadays, it takes real genuine talent to stand out amongst the crowd and have the music world take notice. But that was just the case for Angelo David, who at only 16 has been writing and producing dynamic new tracks that brought him to performing for sold-out crowds and catch the ear of Britney Spears’ music Director Marc Delcore in 2013. Now with an EP and multiple singles under his belt including his latest “This Placeand the soon-to-be-released “The Inside”, he’s continuing to write and produce hot new tracks.

With a unique ability to convert his personal experiences to powerful lyrics and catchy musical transitions – singer/songwriter, producer, and keyboard player Angelo David began writing socially conscious songs at only 8 yrs old in his native Boston, MA.

The Britney Spears’ Las Vegas band backed Angelo at the Topsfield Fair in 2013 and he performed at Webster Hall in New York City in 2015. In September of 2017, Angelo headlined the Hard Rock stage in Boston to a sold out crowd.  Over the past five years, Angelo has performed at festivals, charity events, and award shows.

Angelo released his first EP in 2013, along with his first music videos, “House Is Burning Down” (a song about being bullied) and “Mirror” (an introspection). On June 8, 2013, “House is Burning Downtrended at #4 worldwide on YouTube as one of the most popular music videos around the web. Catching the ear of Marc Delcore, music director for Britney Spears, Delcore offered to produce Angelo’s next single, “Heard it at Sunset,” a moving song about the Boston Marathon bombing. The song and video were released at the one-year anniversary of the bombing with all proceeds to benefit the One Fund.

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His musical and acting talents have also been recognized by film festivals internationally. In 2014, “Heard it at Sunset” won Best Music Video at the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival and “Mirror” won Best Music Video at the Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai, India. In 2015, Angelo’s music video “Lonely” won Best Music Video at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

In 2017, Angelo was asked to write a song about togetherness for the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization to benefit unemployed coal miner families in Kentucky and West Virginia who are struggling with depression and opioid addiction. He’s also been interviewed by NBC-10 TV, WSVN-TV Miami, Dirty Water TV, WBZ radio, the Boston Globe, GoodMusicAllDay, One Magazine, and other publications.

While he frequently continues to release new singles, including the upcoming “The Inside”, it’s certain that Angelo David is a rising talent that will continue to take the Pop Music world by storm!

Check Out Angelo’s Current Single “This Place” via Spotify HERE: https://goo.gl/JJGuJ2

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For More Information on Angelo David, VISIT:

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Uncle Frank Drops Latest Single & Lyric Video “HEY!”

Uncle Frank  Drops Latest Single & Lyric Video “HEY!”

Releasing a Fresh New Single Each Month Ahead of their 2019 Album, “HEY!” is a Funky Pop/Rock Hit That Packs Tons of Rhythmic Grooves

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Coming off their latest October release with Looking For a Home” following 2017’s “Love Lion” album, Uncle Frank are back with the infectious riff laden single “HEY!”!

“HEY!” is 3 minutes of pop magic that’ll get in your head and onto your playlist.

“Yes I am nasty that is true… but I can give you that Boogly Boo!”

LISTEN: “HEY!” via Make It Nice Records

With a monster arrangement that harks to INXS’ glorious ‘Kick’ album, Uncle Frank bring the vibe.

Hey! is the first of a line up of Uncle Frank singles that will be released every month up to their forthcoming album ‘Soul On The Battleground’ expected in March 2019.

Get “HEY!” via iTunes HERE:

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Uncle Frank makes the best kind of music…. music with soul, funk, rage and love! The band, made up of multi-instrumentalists and producers Frank Benbini (also one third of The Fun Lovin’ Criminals) & Naim Cortazzi, the band has garnered National Radio plays from Huey Morgan on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and A-listed on Regional Radio throughout the UK, and  features in The Sun, Spindle Magazine, Music-News.com and The Daily Star.

“The world needs this kind of music – because it’s real and self-made, feel-good and original.” – The Daily Express

Recent show stealing headline appearances at Looe Music festival, The Great Estate in Cornwall and Simon Says in Leicester are getting the band so much love. Internationally Uncle Frank took CMJ music festival by storm in October 2015 at Fat Baby in New York described as ‘The best Band at CMJ without a doubt‘ by Spindle Magazine. Touring with the legendary Ali Campbell of UB40 in the U.S., Frank and Naim duetted with Ali at New Jersey’s Performing Arts Centre on singing a reggae version Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ which is on the Radio Riddler album ‘Purple Reggae‘ (produced by Frank and Fast from FLC) and featuring vocals from Ali Cambell, Sinead O’Connor, Suggs from Madness, Citizen Cope and Beverley Knight as well as Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi.

The bands self produced music is mixed by Grammy Award winning mixer and producer Tim Latham (Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Rolling Stones and Erykah Badu). Benbini first met Latham during a Lou Reed session at Quad Studios in New York. They immediately hit it off, and when it came to mixing the Uncle Frank album, Latham believed in the project so much, he committed to it before Uncle Frank even secured a record deal.

Unique New High-Quality Leather Fashion Brand with a Global Impact: Arrow North Co. Holding Launch Party at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra Beach FL Friday, December 7th

The Brand Promises “To Equip Humans As They Go Into All the World Through the Stories of Awakened Hearts” and Sets Out to Create Jobs for Those Affected by Homelessness, Oppression, and Those with Special Needs

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On Friday, December 7th (7:00PM-10:00PM) a burgeoning new high quality leather fashion brand – Arrow North Co. – will be making its first mark on the Global fashion community with their official Launch Party at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082)!

The event will showcase the first line of their handcrafted leather goods with Live Music by Singer/Songwriter Natasha Owens and Human Stories from the company’s brand ambassadors that are sure to be both touching and impactful. Guests will also be able to see the new collection up-close-and-personal while getting a chance to meet and hear from brand founder Sharie Kaslasi, and learn about the 7 Nonprofits that Arrow North Co. will be sharing a portion of its revenue with this season.

“I can not express in any fashion how incredibly excited, nervous and awed I am to be beginning this journey” says Kaslasi on the upcoming event, continuing “Arrow North creates my platform for this very – ETERNAL responsibility, a mosaic blend of my heart for humans, my desire to impact on a global scale, awaken my inner creative self, share the raw stories of others and empower humans to fulfill dreams, mantels bigger than ourselves”.

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Arrow North Co. is a a “Human Brand with a Global Impact”. Creating high quality products that tell unique stories, ethically produced in the U.S. from 100% genuine leather.

The company believes that every story is worth sharing and that everyone can make an impact on the world. A portion of all profit from each product will be donated to an approved charity of the product ambassador’s choice. Committed to helping benefit causes focused on issues like Cancer Care, Autism, supporting Women’s Rights, Child Care and many others – each item created and sold by Arrow North Co. is representative of an individual and their story.

Through the products and the platform of the brand, these charity’s representatives will serve as product ambassadors and be given the opportunity to share a human story of the nature of God.

Every product has an ambassador.

Every ambassador has a story.

Every story represents an organization making an impact. 

Now as it gets closer and closer to the official Launch Party, those seeking to explore what Arrow North Co. has to offer while simultaneously supporting a number of great causes should make sure to attend on Friday, December 7th (7:00PM-10:00PM) at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall!

For More Information on Arrow North Co., VISIT:

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Instagram: @ArrowNorthCo

WINTERCON: The Largest Comic & Sci-Fi Expo in NY Returns to Resorts World Casino Saturday, December 1st – Sunday, December 2nd

The Holiday Pop Culture Experience is BACK For Two Straight Days of Celebrity Guests, Cosplay, Panels & Live Events, Childrens Events, and MORE Right in Jamaica, NY

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With the Holiday season is full swing, Comic and Sci-Fi lovers of ALL AGES are getting ready to gear up for WINTERCON 2018 as it makes its return to Resorts World Casino NY (110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420) on Saturday, December 1st (10AM-7PM) and Sunday, December 2nd (10AM-5PM)!

Dedicated to bringing fans an intimate convention experience, Wintercon is the place where they can get up close and personal with their favorite stars – from Comic Book authors and illustrators to actors/actresses in the realm of Film, TV, Video Gaming and more.

This year’s Celebrity Guests include Actor Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings”, “Strangers Things”, “The Goonies”), WWE Superstar Asuka, Star Wars original Ship Creator/Designer Colin Cantwell, Voice Actor Taylor Gray (“Star Wars Rebels”, Nickelodeon’s “Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures”), Voice Actress Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars: Rebels”, “The Spectacular Spider-Man”), Actor Brian Downey (“Lexx”, “Hobo with a Shotgun”), Actress/Singer Xenia Seeberg (“Lexx”, Absolute Music 20), Actor Michael McManus (“Lexx”, “A Taste of Shakespeare”), Gemini Award-nominated Actress Ellen Dubin (“Napoleon Dynamite”, “Lexx”), actor Bin Furuya (“Ultraman”), and Tsugutoshi Komada (“Godzilla vs. Megalon”).

Throughout the two-day event, attendees will also have the opportunity to check out Cosplay groups and events, special performances, informative panels, an extensive art show, and vendor room with over 150 tables of toys, jewelry, clothing, and collectibles!

WINTERCON is home to some of the best cosplay in the world, and it is where guests will find all the best Cosplayers showing off their unique creations. The Official Wintercon Cosplay Contest draws hundreds of fans every year, and there will also be fun activities all weekend including scheduled times for fandom Cosplay Photo Meet-Ups, professional cosplayers on hand for autographs and pictures, and live Panels/Seminars.

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Those in search of that rare comic book, holy grail collectible, latest movie posters their collection, or even the perfect Christmas Gift can browse the Expo’s room full of vendors selling everything from the obscure to the hot new thing. With thousands of items to choose from there really is something for everybody from collectable movie merchandise to costumes and toys!

In the Wintercon Artists Alley, Artists from all over the world come to show and sell their best, and it’s the perfect place to meet the Artists, Illustrators, and Writers of yesterday, today, and tomorrow! With aisle after aisle of awesome geek prints, posters, cards and more in every style imaginable. Get a special commissioned sketch or purchase a piece of original art!

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For the Kids – little Princesses, Jedi, and Superheroes can show off their costumes during the “Kids Costume Showcase”! And for those young Jedi in training, one of the biggest events of the weekend is the “Jedi Academy” where a group of Jedi will teach Light Saber techniques to kids 12 and under – children are invited to join the Jedi instructors to have fun and learn basic Light Saber choreography technique in this supervised training session (Every child gets a free Light-Saber and certificate!).

With all this and so much more on its way, the biggest and most entertaining Comic & Sci-Fi Expo in the Tri-state area – WINTERCON 2018 is back at Resorts World Casino on Saturday, December 1st (10AM-7PM) and Sunday, December 2nd (10AM-5PM)!

FOR TICKETS TO WINTERCON 2018, VISIT: NYWintercon.com/buy-tickets

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