Canadian Musician Ed Roman Supports Dyslexia


 

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Canadian musician Ed Roman has been a champion for many causes over the years. He has helped deliver humanitarian aid and teach music to children in Jamaica. He has helped raise funds for veterans through the Heart Songs for Veterans organization. Ed has brought awareness to global environmental and sociopolitical issues through his music and press interviews. Now, Ed is raising funds and awareness for a cause that is near and dear to his heart…dyslexia.

You see, Ed Roman is dyslexic. Dyslexia is something that he refers to as “The Gift.”

With the EXCLUSIVE Amazon Prime Video release of his award-winning animated music video for “Red Omen,” Ed is partnering with The Whole Dyslexic Society (WDS). Ed will donate a portion of the Amazon Prime Video sales and rentals of the music video to WDS.

https://www.amazon.com/Ed-Roman-Red-Omen/dp/B07YBR8NC7

“I know with everybody’s help, love and support this can all be something extraordinary,” said Ed. “There has been a tremendous amount of effort that has gone into this project, and I am excited to have it evolving the way it is…A bigger than me kind of thing.”

The Whole Dyslexic Society’s mission is to offer coordinated and central approach to addressing the needs of the dyslexic individual, their families and their community, while ensuring a safe place for accelerated learning, healing, education, social interaction, and support of individual growth and development. Your contribution will go towards our bursary objective, ensuring that anyone with the ‘gift of dyslexia’ will be able to take a program to fit their needs, no matter their financial status. https://www.thewds.org/take-action 

“Red Omen” was directed by Ed and Nelson Diaz with There Be Dragons Creative Media (Kung Fu Panda 2, Sponge Bob). The animated music video has won Official Selection status, Semi-Finalist, Finalist and Winner awards at film festivals around the globe, including the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, Lift Off Amsterdam, Cult Critic Film Awards, Twister Alley Film Festival, Jersey Shore Film Festival and many others. The track itself reached the iTunes Canada Pop Songs chart Top 20.

ABOUT ED ROMAN: Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist. http://www.edroman.net

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“The Last Scene”

A Documentary About Punk and Emo at the Dawn of a New Millennium


 

 

 

 

 

 

A Documentary About Punk and Emo at the Dawn of a New Millennium

 

Kickstarter Project

LA-based director Kyle Kilday has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his still-in-production documentary film “The Last Scene” which examines the musical and cultural roots of the various underground DIY music scenes popping up around the country at the start of the new Millennium.

To view the trailer and back “The Last Scene” Kickstarter campaign, please visit: http://bit.ly/2kfsHNw

“The Last Scene” will be the FIRST comprehensive chronicle of what many believe is the LAST underground, DIY music scene. One forged in VFW halls and community recreation centers across the United States in the Late 1990’s/Early 2000’s. It’s the story of the hardcore, punk and emo kids who gave us the last new thing in rock music, during an era of change for the music industry and youth culture at large.

The film will feature interviews and perspectives from many of the key figures of the scene, including:

Travis Shettel (Piebald)
Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife/I Am The Avalanche)
Peter Munters (Over It/Runner Runner)
Shane Told (Silverstein/Lead Singer Syndrome Podcast)
Mark Rose (Spitalfield/Mark Rose/Downwrite.com)
Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday/The Color Fred)
Chris Conley (Saves The Day)
Amy Fleisher Madden (Fiddler Records)
Ben Jorgensen (Armor For Sleep)
John Tran (Home Grown)
Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag)
JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights)
Geoff Rickly (Thursday)
and many more to be announced soon.

Kilday says,

“My first exposure to this underground punk scene came when I went to college in Boston. I remember everything about the first show I went to. The small space, the acoustic ceiling tiles, the barely-raised stage; the guitarist hitting the opening chord and sending a shockwave through the room. Kids all around me started to jump and sway into one another, like kernels inside of a microwave popcorn bag. They moved in waves towards the stage, singing along, extending their fists and shaking them in unison. There was pushing and shoving, but when the song ended everyone smiled and hugged one another. Zero pretense, near zero production value. Just electricity, instruments and you. Exactly what playing music for other people is supposed to be. We were all peers and it was something built for (and by) us all.”

The inspiration for the film came after he moved to LA. He explains,

“After college, I moved to Los Angeles and started working in reality/doc TV. I continued going to shows with the friend who took me to that very first punk show and still goes to shows with me today. Going to these bands’ album anniversary tours and feeling the general sense you get when you enter that “20 years since” realm, I started thinking more retrospectively about this era of music and why it’s meant SO MUCH to me (and I know to millions of other people, too!)”

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116 Young Talents for the 3rd Zhuhai Mozart Competition in September


 

 

 

 

 

 

After the pre-selection in the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, 116 young pianists and violinists from 16 countries and regions will enter the 3rd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians, an event organized by Huafa Group. In its first press conference held on August 8th, it was announced that this year’s competition will be held from September 10th to 22nd in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. The 116 candidates will show the best of them in 3 groups for each instrument based on the age, and the grand winner will claim the highest award of USD 30,000.

The inaugural Zhuhai Mozart Competition was held in 2015 and followed by the successful second competition in 2017, with the full support from the Mozarteum University Salzburg, and the certification by the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Genova and the Alink-Argerich Foundation. The competition has connected the name of Mozart with the city of Zhuhai, and empowered the city with the charm of music and art.

Many of the winners from previous competitions have made great further achievements, winning top prizes from the International Mozart Competition Salzburg, the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, the Junior Division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition and most recently, the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019.

For the 3rd Zhuhai Mozart Competition, an important new rule has been set that forbids the students of the juries to participate in the competition, to ensure an open and fair competition. In addition, an award for “Best Interpretation of Chinese Works” has also been introduced for the candidates to discover the beauty of Chinese music masterpieces.

Furthermore, a group of “young critics” including 10 students from non-conservatory schools in China has been assembled, they will review and select their favorite candidates from the 3rd Zhuhai Mozart Competition. This is a first for any music competitions in China.

A series of concerts, exhibitions, lectures and workshops will also be held in Zhuhai during the two weeks, under the title of the first “Mozart Festival – Music plus Life”, making it a carnival not only for the music lovers but also for all the people in Zhuhai. The city of Zhuhai welcomes all the guests from the world to enjoy the music and witness the rising of future stars.

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2X Grammy Nominated Artist, Bebe Rexha Has Paired Up With Namesake Fashion Brand, bebe To Debut New Marketing Campaign, Titled ‘BEBE LOVES BEBE’


 

 

 

 

 

 

2X Grammy nominated artist, Bebe Rexha, has partnered up with fashion brand bebe, to debut an empowering national marketing campaign ‘BEBE LOVES BEBE.’ Rexha appears in the brand’s Fall 2019 campaign, which will debut throughout the U.S. on social, out of home, and in print with the launch of Vogue’s September issue. Visit www.bebe.com to learn more. Source: Bluestar Alliance
2X Grammy nominated artist, Bebe Rexha has partnered up with fashion brand bebe, to debut an empowering national marketing campaign ‘BEBE LOVES BEBE.’The campaign was created to celebrate the powerful idea of loving and accepting yourself, feeling incredible at any time, all the time.  Rexha appears in the brand’s Fall 2019 campaign, which will debut throughout the U.S. on social, out of home, and in print with the launch of Vogue’s September issue.
The campaign was inspired by Rexha, her honest unveiling of the fashion community and their injustice when she was nominated for a Grammy earlier this year. In an empowering video on Instagram, Rexha called out designers who failed to dress all celebrities, and those who do not fit “a runway size.” Rexha urged women and men to love their bodies and feel beautiful at any size, hence the campaign hashtag, #LoveYourself.
“It’s incredible to be part of this bebe campaign, it’s not only about me loving the brand, but more importantly about me loving myself!  I hope to inspire and empower women all over the world with this message of self-love, I believe it is super important,” commented Bebe Rexha. “I grew up wearing bebe, it was the coolest piece of fashion you could have, so to be able to mix fashion and my music is so fun,” Rexha added.
Joey Gabbay, CEO of Bluestar Alliance and manager of the bebe brand commented, “The bebe brand has a passionate consumer following, one that loves the brand and all it has to offer. Similarly, Bebe Rexha has passionate fans around the world that love her, her music and what she stands for. Beyond sharing a name, this was a natural partnership as Bebe is a longtime fan of the brand herself.”
Rexha will be making a personal appearance at Macy’s Herald Square on November 7th, to promote the bebe Fall/holiday collection.  The collection includes sportswear, outerwear, swimwear, active footwear, handbags, watches, jewelry, eyewear, accessories and kids. The full 2019 bebe collection is available at department stores nationwide, as well as online at www.bebe.com.
“bebe is a full lifestyle brand, and continues to garner a strong following: its clothing is sexy yet comfortable, and can take any customer from day to night,” comments Ralph Gindi, COO of Bluestar Alliance. “The bebe customer, after all, is a notoriously loyal one, and stays true to the brand by accessorizing its apparel, from head-to-toe, with all its product offerings.” The bebe brand has consistently remained true to its DNA since its inception, known to accentuate the customer’s body, but also fit into one’s lifestyle with ease. 
For exclusive behind the scenes photos and video please visit www.bebe.com. To stay up to date with the latest news from Bebe follow us at @bebe_stores on Instagram and become a fan of Bebe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bebe .
About bebe:
bebe is the go-to destination for chic, contemporary fashion. The brand evokes a mindset – an attitude, not an age. It’s a true original, always defining fashion’s next stride forward. Designed for the confident, sexy, modern woman, bebe is a global  lifestyle brand that embodies a sensual, sophisticated lifestyle.
About Bebe Rexha
Two-time Grammy®-nominated New York City native Bebe Rexha is a musical force to be reckoned with.  She has accumulated over 12 million overall single sales, over 6 billion total global streams, and a radio audience over 10 billion.  Her debut, RIAA Gold album, Expectations (released June 2018) contained the massive singleI’m a Mess and global chart-topping smash “Meant To Be” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), now RIAA Certified 7x Platinum.  #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-setting 50 straight weeks, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist, “Meant To Be” won Best Collaboration at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards.  It was subsequently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards® in February 2019, where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist. Most recently, Bebe debuted her newest single, “Last Hurrah,” which sets the stage for her upcoming second album release. Reviewing the song, Billboard said, “‘Last Hurrah’ is also a triumphant sequel to Rexha’s last single, ‘I’m a Mess.'” Rexha will debut new music this summer, with her new album coming early next year. 
One of the youngest artists to receive the Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s prestigious AbeOlman Scholarship award (2012), Bebe formally burst onto the scene the following year, when she wrote “Monster,” a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna that was certified 6x-platinum by the RIAA.  Bebe went on to co-write and carry the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x-platinum “Hey Mama,”by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song.  Bebe also hit #1 on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her RIAA platinum “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. In 2017, Bebe released the critically acclaimed EPs, All Your Fault: Part 1 (with “I Got You”), and All Your Fault: Part 2 (with “Meant To Be”). Now in 2019, Bebe has amassed over 2 billion YouTube views and counting. In conjunction with Grammy® Week 2019, Bebe launched the Grammy® Music Education Coalition’s (GMEC) national campaign on behalf of its new All-Star Ambassador program, whose members also include Luis Fonsi, Rita OraKristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, War on Drugs, and others.
About Bluestar Alliance LLC
Founded by Joseph Gabbay and Ralph Gindi in 2006, Bluestar owns, manages, and markets a portfolio of consumer brands that span across many tiers of distribution from luxury to mass market. This portfolio consists of major department store retail brands including Brookstone, Tahari, Bebe, Kensie, Catherine MalandrinoNanette LeporeJoan VassMichael Bastian, English Laundry and Limited Too.
Each brand is uniquely positioned maintaining the brand heritage and equity, considering new categories and current tiers of distribution. Bluestar’s current network of international and domestic partners offers the opportunity to take a niche brand to a visible worldwide lifestyle brand. Since its inception, Bluestar has acquired select brands with current retail sales exceeding $3.0 billion.  The company manages a current portfolio of over 300 licensees and a growing branded retail platform of over 100 stores worldwide throughout North AmericaEuropeAustraliaSouth AmericaAsiaUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastIndia and Russia
SOURCE Bluestar Alliance