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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Origins 03/16 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Origins 03/16 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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Lisa LaRue to Release New Retrospective Album “Origins” Featuring Gilli Smyth, John Payne, Michael Sadler and Others on Melodic Revolution Records
 
Recently signed to Melodic Revolution Records, keyboardist & composer Lisa LaRue is set to release her new album “Origins” in April 2018! A double album celebrating 25 years and 11 releases by LaRue, “Origins” features some of the best musicians in the business: John Payne Asia, GPS), Michael Sadler (Saga), Mitch Perry (Talas, Aerosmith), Gilli Smyth (Gong), Don Schiff (Rocket Scientist, Kracked Earth), Federico Fantacone (Orchestre Celesti) John Baker (Forever Twelve, Mars Hollow) as well as Steve Adams, Brenda K, Michael Wheeler, Merrill Hale, Svetlan Raket (Par Lindh Project), John “Yafke” Timothy, Michael Alvarez.
 
Says Lisa, “The title takes it back to where it all started. Finishing a career, where one started. The photo on the back of the CD was taken on Burnett’s Mound, an infamous site in Topeka, Kansas where I grew up, and where the photo of ‘Kansas’ was taken on the back of their first album. They were very influential and inspirational to me as a young keyboardist/musician growing up in Topeka. The Sunflower on the front represents my origins in Topeka, as well.”
 
Lisa LaRue became the first female artist signed to the Sound of America Records label (SOAR) a sub-label of Natural Visions, the first all-Native American record label founded by Grammy Winner and Motown producer Tom Bee. In 2008 Lisa was nominated for a Hollywood Music Award and was also awarded The Oklahoma Music Award for “Native American Artist of the Year.” Her band 2KX was Nominated as Instrumental Band of the Year in 2011 by the Los Angeles Music Awards.
 
Lisa has also appeared on recordings by others, including Head Transfer Process (Stargazer), Esquire with Nikki Squire (“Stay Low”), Don Schiff, Ryo Okumoto, Oliver Wakeman, Steve Gresswell, Quester and Beyond the Labyrinth.
 
The songs on “Origins” were written and recorded over 25 years. Some in a small recording studio in Tahlequah, OK over a year’s time with John “Yakfe” Timothy, and some in Los Angeles working extensively with John Payne as a co-producer, mixing engineer, bassist, and vocalist. Also, certain songs were known as some of the first prog projects done via internet transfer and finalize with “Sussuration” and “Lemniscate,” completely produced and mixed by LaRue.
 
Says Lisa, “This album is extremely important – it’s important to me, as it represents 25 years of my life and some of the best work I’ve done with some of the best friends in the world. It’s important because it represents the unity and bringing together of many musicians, big and small, through the universal language, music. Lastly, it’s important to fans, as it represents some of the obscure work of many top-notch artists that they may not have in their collection. Melodic Revolution and Nick Katona have always been known for bringing artists together, so there is no better label to showcase this 25-year effort.”
 
“Lisa has a unique perspective to her music. Her Prog rock style is highly influenced by her Native American roots. The listener is drawn in by the mystical and avant-garde approach. From my point of view, it has always been a pleasure and great experience working with her music.” – John Payne
 
“A very atmospheric composition, with a lovely tranquil finale. I hear a lot of my father’s influence in it, a beautiful arrangement.” – Aaron Emerson (son of Keith Emerson) regarding the song “Aspiration”
 
“Some incredible music with 2K9 and 2KX. 2K9 was the beginning….getting to know each other musically, hoping that what you submitted met the criterion, listening to each other’s output and certainly not wanting to overplay. In my opinion, though, this process came to fruition with 2KX’s ‘Fast & Blue’: an accord harmonically, rhythmically, and melodically. I would call a musical synchronicity. Plus I had a joyous yet challenging time contributing!” –  Steve Adams, guitarist for Lisa LaRue Project 2K9 and for 2KX
 
In conjunction with the release of “Origins,” Lisa would like to focus on licensing for soundtracks, television, etc., and being a guest orchestrator on other artist’s projects. In closing she has this to impart, “This album brings together all of the messages of all of my albums. Heritage and culture, bringing people together from around the world, giving each other creative outlets, and finding your spirit mean you’ve made peace with the world and yourself.”
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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally – Love Is Stronger Than Smoke And Fire 01/26 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally – Love Is Stronger Than Smoke And Fire 01/26 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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San Francisco, CA – SYDNEY BROWN is a Pop singer/songwriter from San Francisco, CA, and together with Bay Area legend NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN wrote and recorded the single “LOVE IS STRONGER THAN SMOKE AND FIRE” as a benefit for the victims of the 2017 California fires. Presently 16 years old, Sydney began her singing career in 2009 and has performed in over ten Broadway musicals with different local theatre companies, including her favorites Legally BlondeWest Side Story, and Sweet Charity. Sydney met Narada in 2010 and began performing with him at his Spring Fling with Strings Concert, singing a cover of the Bill Withers classic “Lean on Me” for her first solo performance.?

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http://www.sydneybrownmusic.com/

 

 

 

 

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic 01/12 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic 01/12 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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Joanne M. Cherisma is a Haitian born writer, a born-again Christian, a mother and a nurse, by profession.  She is also the author of I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic in which she shared her testimony of how she overcame an abusive relationship.  

Her popular page, Beyond the Abuse, was created in order to bring awareness on an abusive relationship and provide hope, empowerment, support, and confidence to the victims. Joanne writes poetic prose that speaks to the hearts of many.  Her passion for writing embodies her empathetic nature while showcasing inner human vulnerability that sometimes goes unheard.  Joanne uses her writing as an outlet and voice for those who can understand the slings and arrows of life.  She has a realistic view of situations which allow her readers to go on journeys through her writing.  She lives in New York.

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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Voice For The Voiceless 12/22 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Voice For The Voiceless 12/22 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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Riki Yvetre Westmoreland is a film actress, thespian, and Inspirationalist based in Los Angeles, California. A transplant from Ohio, and along with landing several lead and supporting roles in films, stage plays, and commercials in just two short years, she was also selected as Best Supporting Actress for the Annual Urban Playwrights United Short Play Competition. A survivor of physical abuse, rape, suicide attempts, unjust imprisonment, and kidnapping throughout her life, Riki has spent many years in spiritual, personal, and holistic development to emerge, not as a victim of her trials, but as an empowered individual to serve as a source of inspiration and hope for those going through similar plight.

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Soulful Christmas 12/08 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Soulful Christmas 12/08 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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JENNIFER SARAN’S music has had reviews pouring in from across the globe, and she has done interviews on both syndicated national radio stations in the US and on BBC 2 in the UK. The “Wake Up” single had wide reaching worldwide exposure and was reviewed and mentioned in a variety of magazines and websites including Songwriting MagazineWomen Talking, and an in-depth interview on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday hosted by Clare Balding.

website

http://www.jennifersaran.com

 

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Wake to Dream 11/17 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Wake to Dream 11/17 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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Lindsay Bellows weaves together light-hearted folk/pop with fierce R&B vocals to create music that ignites the spirit and soothes the soul. When she’s onstage alone, the magic of Lindsay’s artistry becomes apparent as her songs are built from scratch, bringing together melodies, harmonies, and percussion using only her voice and a loop pedal, intimately revealing one part at a time to the audience. A naked solo is gradually dressed up with rich vocal layers until this one-woman act begins to sound more like a soaring choir or a pulsing multi-piece band. ?

website

http://www.lindsaybellowsmusic.com