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Jam to Low-Down Blues with Hurricane Jerry Loos at the Westerwood Blueberries and The Blues Concert

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Westerwood Senior Living community is hosting a Blueberries & The Blues summer concert from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021, featuring local blues artist Hurricane Jerry Loos. Relax in the shade while you listen to low-down blues and celebrate the Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and tasty treats created by Westerwood's Chef Marshall.

"We are thrilled to host Hurricane Jerry and showcase Chef Marshall's culinary skills," Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director said. "These events are a great way for us to showcase our beautiful community. Attendees will be able to meet residents and team members, and schedule tours of the community."

RSVP today for The Blueberries and The Blues concert by calling 614-368-1209 or visiting https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/events/. And make sure you enter to win one of four gift certificates to Fresh Thyme Market and a basket filled with all things blueberries.

Hurricane Jerry Loos started playing guitar in the late 1960's and has done session work for decades at local recording studios in Columbus Ohio. A versatile guitarist, Jerry has worked with a wide range of independent artists playing styles such as Gospel, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and others. Jerry enjoys many styles of music but plays Blues/Rock material in his band "Hurricane Jerry and Stormfront"

Listen to Hurricane Jerry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaHC4215onQ.

Westerwood is also hosting a Resident Lifestyle Panel Brunch at 10 a.m. on August 18, 2021. Besides enjoying a delicious, complimentary brunch, the residents and dedicated team will share what makes Westerwood a remarkable place to enjoy life. They will also share updates on exciting new outdoor amenities that are being added to the 23-acre campus! RSVP today by calling 614-368-1209 or visiting https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/events/.

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic nonprofit retirement community rooted in the northeast side of Columbus. It is minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back and connecting with nature. Westerwood offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care contract.

This wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an arts studio, a woodshop and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Westerwood has Platinum SAGECare certification, it has received the Top Workplaces award from Columbus CEO six years in a row and it has received the Best of Business: Retirement Community award. Learn more at https://liveatwesterwood.org/.

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Chris Spencer Announces ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Returning for Sixth Season

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Having just returned from Belize to promote STEMREGEN®, a natural stem cell enhancer documented to increase the number of circulating stem cells, feature actor, comedian, writer and producer Chris Spencer is pleased to announce that everyone's favorite husbands are coming back - the "Real Husbands of Hollywood" has been renewed for a sixth season by BET.

"I am delighted to announce that 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' is coming back to BET for season six," said co-creator and co-executive producer Chris Spencer. "I'm looking forward the continuing adventures of Kevin Hart and the Hollywood husbands. We've got an exciting, adventure-filled season in store for everyone."

Created by Chris Spencer and Kevin Hart, "Real Husbands of Hollywood" follows Kevin Hart, Duane Martin, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, J.B. Smoove, Nelly, Jackie Long Robin Thicke, and their celebrity friends, playing a fictionalized version of themselves, as they try to navigate the Hollywood landscape.

About Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the co-creator, co-developer, co-writer and co-executive producer of the scripted comedy, Real Husbands of Hollywood. He has starred in several film projects and is also one of the most sought-after writers having done projects with Wayans family and Jamie Foxx and was the producer of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoring Dave Chappelle. He also travels the country as a standup comedian and has performed on "The Chris Rock Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." Mr. Spencer co-hosts a weekly radio show, "Date Night with Chris & Vanessa," on Kevin Hart's SiriusXM channel, LOLRadio. He is working on several projects with the likes of Morgan Freeman, LeBron James, Fox and Universal Pictures.

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New Jersey Theatre Alliance Awarded Grant Through New Jersey State Council on the Arts as Part of the State’s Largest Appropriation in 55 Year History

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- New Jersey Theatre Alliance ("The Alliance"), one of the state's largest arts service organizations, was recently awarded a grant through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts ("NJSCA"). The awards announced last week were part of the largest state appropriation the Council has ever received in its 55-year history - $31.9 million as part of the state budget approved by Governor Murphy last month.

"This is a historic time for New Jersey's arts community. We thank Governor Murphy, Secretary of State Way, and the New Jersey State Legislature for their belief in the impact the arts have on our communities and the souls of our fellow New Jerseyans," says John McEwen, Executive Director, New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

For the first time in over a decade, the NJSCA budget was increased by 60%. As stated by the Council, $35.6 million in grants were awarded to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects, and artists throughout the state. Grant awards also included $7.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds, which were signed into law by Governor Murphy earlier this year as part of a multi-bill package aimed at economic recovery.

"Given the extraordinary times we are living, the increased funding to the arts causes me to beam with pride about the leadership of our great state," says Marshall Jones, III, Associate Professor - Theater, Mason Gross School of the Arts Rutgers and President of the Alliance Board of Trustees. John J. Wooten, Producing Artistic Director of Premiere Stages and Chair of the Alliance Board of Trustees, adds, "Increased funding from NJSCA could not have not come at a more crucial time. While theatres are beginning to transition back from virtual presentations to live productions, significant challenges remain. These enhanced resources will not only help theatres to safely re-emerge but will also help them to explore creative ways to re-envision their missions in a post-COVID world. Increased funding for New Jersey Theatre Alliance will also ensure that the incredible job the Alliance has been doing to assist the NJ Theatre Membership with re-opening efforts will continue."

A 33% increase from NJSCA has brought the Alliance's General Operating Support (GOS) grant up to a total of $208,705, support for their Cultural Access Network Project, a co-sponsored project that provides a wide range of services and programs to assist theatres and cultural organizations in making their programs and facilities accessible to seniors and people with disabilities, remained level with a grant of $70,000, and received a grant of $46,000 as part of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).

"We are grateful for the support and partnership of the State Arts Council's Board and staff who have done an outstanding job in lifting up our field during this unprecedented time. We thank our colleagues at ArtPride New Jersey and all the state's arts advocates for their tireless efforts and encouragement in support of our field. This has been the most challenging time for our industry and as we continue to chart new waters and begin to welcome audiences back safely, these increased funds will have a major impact in helping our field on their path to stability," says McEwen.

About New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Founded in 1981, New Jersey Theatre Alliance ( https://njtheatrealliance.org/ ) was the first statewide service organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that unite, promote, strengthen, and cultivate professional theatre in New Jersey. Funding for the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization, is provided in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, and contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations including Amazon, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Grunin Foundation, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Bank of America, City National Bank, The Shubert Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Investors Bank, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Kessler Foundation, The F.M. Kirby Foundation, E.J. Grassmann Trust, and The Union Foundation.

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Cancer survivor and preemie mom release new book ‘Living The Mango-licious Life: Sips & Tips On Surviving & Thriving Beyond Seasons Of Adversity’

MIAMI, Fla. -- According to the American Cancer Society, about 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Of that number of new cases, it is estimated that about 43,600 women will die. It is said that 1 in 10 babies are born before being considered full-term. Amidst those grim statistics, get ready for a powerful story about one woman, author Tanya Wilson, who beat the odds. Not only a cancer survivor, but also a preemie mother. Hear the story of how to take life's sour and bitter moments and turn them into an experience of sweetness, joy and succulence.

"The mango-licious mindset is to set clear goals that are not abandoned or abolished despite our seasons of adversity. We relish the sweetness in life and plan for a future that is bright, fulfilling, and prosperous," said Tanya Wilson. No matter what adversity you have faced or are currently facing, in each chapter of this book you will discover how God equips us with indescribable peace, strength and hope that propels us from desperate disappointment to daring determination.

The title, "The Mango-licious Life," pays homage to Tanya's favorite fruit, the mango, which serves as a metaphor of life's unpredictable and oftentimes bitter-sweet encounters. This metaphor serves as a foundation for her blog "Tanya The Mango Lady Blog" where for years she has shared faith and inspiration around resilience and adversity, for over 4000 readers. This book is an extension of her platform to encourage those currently experiencing a difficult life season.

Join Author Tanya Wilson for a Meet & Greet Book Signing at North Miami Public Library, Wednesday August 4, 2021 at 6 p.m. This is your chance to enjoy a serving of inspiration during these difficult times.

"The Mango-licous Life: Sips & Tips On Surviving & Thriving Beyond Seasons of Adversity" by Tanya Wilson | Kingdomboss Publishing | Paperback | $16 | ISBN:978-1-7357616-2-6

Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735761621

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Sampling innovator RJD2 and online music school Soundfly team up to release transformative new course on sampling and arranging

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first online course, made in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course guides students through RJD2's unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs.

Known for his groundbreaking albums including "Deadringer" and "Since We Last Spoke," as well as for composing the theme song to AMC's "Mad Men," Ramble Jon Krohn has long been heralded as one of the pioneers of instrumental beat making, helping to bring the art of sampling to new genres and audiences.

In his course, "RJD2: From Samples to Songs," RJD2 opens up his creative process - sharing his perspectives on crate digging, listening, and finding samples, and walking students through the process of turning chops and loops into sequences, and arranging those parts into thoughtful, dynamic tracks. He demonstrates how he works with the AKAI MPC2000XL and how to achieve similar effects in the DAW. And he opens up the Pro Tools sessions of some of his most iconic tracks, including 'Smoke and Mirrors' and 'Let There Be Horns,' going into elaborate detail about how the songs came together.

"RJD2: From Samples to Songs" features over 35 videos, filmed in RJD2's home studio, as well as readings, downloadable tracks, creative prompts, and access to Soundfly's online Slack community where students get feedback on their work. It joins Soundfly's extensive subscription library of creative music courses for both amateur and professional-level musicians.

"I think one of the most common obstacles that artists fall prey to is being too delicate with their own music. I hope that one of the things I can do with this course is to provide the encouragement for students to think big, be bold, and be drastic when it comes to their recordings. I'd encourage students to find that boundary at which they might think something is 'acceptable' and blow right through it," said RJD2 about the inspiration behind the material. "By the end of the course, I hope you're excited to sit down and make music."

"Creating this course has changed the way I think about the building blocks of music," said Soundfly CEO Ian Temple. "I've shifted from focusing on notes and pitches to considering music to be chunks of manipulable sound. It's been a fascinating change of perspective and I'm excited for the music it inspires in our students."

Sign up at: https://Soundfly.com/RJD2

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ABOUT SOUNDFLY

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

Learn more at: https://soundfly.com/.

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McGregor Pedals Introduces the Cozmic Fuzzball Pedal

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Boutique pedal company McGregor Pedals has launched its third pedal: The Cozmic Fuzzball. It follows on the heels of the McGregor's previous pedals, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive, a single-channel, low-gain overdrive pedal for guitar and bass, released in December 2019 and the Crunch Plus Overdrive, a medium-gain version for guitar and bass released in December 2020.

Designed and built by Garth Heslop, the brand new Cozmic Fuzzball pedal is built on the same foundation as the previous two pedals, though you would never know it. Heslop takes it to the next level by stacking hard clipping with soft clipping and adding an overdriven transistor for that sweet fuzz tone. Beginning with the attack control on minimum the Cozmic Fuzzball delivers distortion with a bright creamy edge.

"As you bring up the attack the distortion gets heavier; by noon on the attack, you have already started to hear fuzz layered in. Both the fuzz and the sustain grow from there. The Cozmic Fuzzball was designed for both guitar and bass," Heslop says.

See the Cozmic Fuzzball demo video here: https://youtu.be/yPtQpVnYh1s

See all three McGregor Pedals here: https://youtu.be/tdcZqE39DXo

The Cozmic Fuzzball has a straightforward control set:

* Attack: This controls strength of the signal hitting the fuzz transistor; more attack = more fuzz and sustain. At the lower end with low output pickups the effect is mild distortion/overdrive. As you bring up the attack the distortion gets stronger. Soon you will hear fuzz starting to layer in. Pin the Attack and you are in fuzz-land. The output of your pickups will have a significant effect on how much fuzz is generated (as will your guitar's volume pot)

* Tone: this is a variable high pass filter; the left side of the range is more for bass guitar, the right for both bass and guitar.

* Vol: This attenuates the amplified and clipped signal after it leaves the tone filter.

* LED Brightness (Unmarked Trimpot on the side): Please make the adjustment gently using a jeweler's screwdriver.

Key Cozmic Fuzzball features:

* Hand soldered in Vancouver, Canada

* High grade components picked for their superior sound and response

* True bypass with soft-click switch

* Standard 9-volt DC center-negative power operation (no battery compartment)

* Top-mounted audio jacks and power input to help with packed pedal boards

The Cozmic Fuzzball is currently priced at USD $210 and can be purchased directly from the McGregor Pedals online store via https://www.mcgregorpedals.com/.

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Book Premiere for Former Convict Turned Multi-Millionaire Bikini Barista Mogul

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On July 31, 2021, Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of "Something Better's Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee" (ISBN: 978-195140765) - the debut memoir from Sarah Birnel.

A former prisoner, Birnel transformed her life at 22, eventually turning a job at a local coffee stand into an empire based on the leadership, sexiness, strength and drive of women. She's now the owner of over a dozen coffee stands and restaurants in Spokane, Washington.

A child drug addict whose early life was marked by tragedy, Birnel careened through life, looking for escape anywhere she could find it. Living on the streets, doing drugs and engaging in a series of destructive relationships left her pregnant and eventually imprisoned.

But when she was 22 and in prison for the second time, Birnel had the epiphany that there was something else out there for her-an existence that was less about surviving and more about thriving. Determined to turn life around-for both herself and her children-Birnel vowed to defeat drug addiction, choose her own health and trust her instincts. Since then, she's built a happy family, in turn providing her children with safety, support and the knowledge that anything is possible if you take control of your own life and destiny.

Simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring, Birnel's memoir serves as a model for anyone who believes they can't escape their past.

"Most debut authors think their personal stories are fascinating when they're not all that dramatic," says publisher Anna David. "Sarah, meanwhile, seems to have no idea just how wild her experiences are and what an inspiring person she is. She's getting out of prison, building empires, empowering women and then kind of going, 'Oh, is this interesting?'"

The premiere for "Something Better's Brewing" will take place at Cinelounge Outdoors, 1625 N Las Palmas Ave in Hollywood, at 6 p.m. on July 31, 2021. Guests will enjoy concessions, drinks, complimentary copies of the book while Birnel shares more about her life in a Q&A and book signing.

"Something Better's Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

To learn more visit: https://somethingbetterbrewing.com/

About Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment world, including TV newscasters and reality stars, as well as government sales experts, sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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Book Premiere for Former Convict Turned Multi-Millionaire Bikini Barista Mogul

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On July 31, 2021, Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of "Something Better's Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee" (ISBN: 978-195140765) - the debut memoir from Sarah Birnel.

A former prisoner, Birnel transformed her life at 22, eventually turning a job at a local coffee stand into an empire based on the leadership, sexiness, strength and drive of women. She's now the owner of over a dozen coffee stands and restaurants in Spokane, Washington.

A child drug addict whose early life was marked by tragedy, Birnel careened through life, looking for escape anywhere she could find it. Living on the streets, doing drugs and engaging in a series of destructive relationships left her pregnant and eventually imprisoned.

But when she was 22 and in prison for the second time, Birnel had the epiphany that there was something else out there for her-an existence that was less about surviving and more about thriving. Determined to turn life around-for both herself and her children-Birnel vowed to defeat drug addiction, choose her own health and trust her instincts. Since then, she's built a happy family, in turn providing her children with safety, support and the knowledge that anything is possible if you take control of your own life and destiny.

Simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring, Birnel's memoir serves as a model for anyone who believes they can't escape their past.

"Most debut authors think their personal stories are fascinating when they're not all that dramatic," says publisher Anna David. "Sarah, meanwhile, seems to have no idea just how wild her experiences are and what an inspiring person she is. She's getting out of prison, building empires, empowering women and then kind of going, 'Oh, is this interesting?'"

The premiere for "Something Better's Brewing" will take place at Cinelounge Outdoors, 1625 N Las Palmas Ave in Hollywood, at 6 p.m. on July 31, 2021. Guests will enjoy concessions, drinks, complimentary copies of the book while Birnel shares more about her life in a Q&A and book signing.

"Something Better's Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

To learn more visit: https://somethingbetterbrewing.com/

About Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment world, including TV newscasters and reality stars, as well as government sales experts, sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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Master Visual Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Delivers Symbolic Spiral Steel Sculpture to Jamaica During the Pandemic

PALM DESERT, Calif. -- When master visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes was first appointed to create an outdoor stainless-steel sculpture for the Kingston Restoration Walking Museum Project in Jamaica, it was before Covid. The project, sponsored by the Kingston Restoration Company and the Duke Street Refurbishing Project and funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund was a heartfelt assignment for Hoyes, a native of Jamaica and longtime resident of California.

The manifestation and creation of the 400 pound "Mating Dance of Hummingbirds," now standing on historical Duke Street in downtown Kingston, is a tremendous testimony to perseverance, resilience and the magnetic power of creativity. Hoyes withstood the isolation of quarantine, the scarcity of the pandemic and even his own battle with Covid to rise majestically victorious, much like the hummingbirds, the national birds of Jamaica, atop his monument.

Hoyes, best known for his vibrantly, vivid oils on canvas renditions, is no stranger to sculpture. His six-foot "Roots of Pegasus" bronze figure for a private collector and his eight-foot three-ton granite rock carving of a blue fin tuna, crafted in Fuzhou City in the Fujian Province of China, cemented the artist's ability to encapsulate life-force in a variety of mediums. "Mating Dance of Hummingbirds" maintains his legacy, with two glorious, chrome steel body and winged hummingbirds resting atop a twisted, spiral helix intertwined around a shared axis. The helical structure, like the shape of our DNA, is a symbol of eternity and life, and the foundation of sacred geometry, coded with evolution, infinite growth and longevity. Lucite rods stabilized within the wings also encase solar LED lighting offering enhanced reflective color features that add vitality to his design.

"I sequester myself when creating all the time. For me it provides a confrontation with the chosen medium and discipline I'm working with. But there is a marked difference between self-imposed isolation and an enforced quarantine. Seclusion usually provides me a safe haven, whereas the shut down during Covid created a vibration of eerie inaccessibility," explains Hoyes.

"The entire crafting experience, including me suffering through Covid, and personally packaging and delivery the work, served to intensify the intentions instilled in this art piece. A multi-dimensional metaphor evolved for me. 'Out Of Many, One People,' is Jamaica's national motto. 'The Mating Dance of Hummingbirds' speaks to the ever-evolving procreation of all species, reminding us that we all share common DNA and we are all connected in this together," shares Hoyes.

"The Duke Street Refurbishing Project/Kingston Restoration Company Limited is pleased to have commissioned the sculpture 'Mating Dance of the Hummingbirds' created by artist Bernard Hoyes. The hummingbird is a symbol of the unique biodiversity of our country. The majestic helix structure reflects the resilience and strength of our people in the face of adversity," notes Dr. Blossom O'Meally-Nelson CD WGE, Project Manager of the Duke Street Refurbishing Project.

"This work of art is a reminder of our interdependence as a nation and the importance of understanding and preserving our history, culture and self-identity. This iconic work will serve as a symbol of the importance of continued collaboration among stakeholders and partners for the redevelopment of Kingston and the establishment of the Duke Street Legal and Financial Business District," adds Dayton Wood, Project Coordinator, Kingston Restoration Company Limited.

Born into a family rooted in Jamaica's revivalist church, Bernard Hoyes' memories of religion and rituals have influenced his artistic productivity throughout his life. His celebration of traditional African religion, spirituality and myths continues to find universal appeal, exciting audiences worldwide. Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, Natalie Cole and the National Urban League are among his collectors. Selections of Hoyes' work have been featured in several television shows including the Showtime cult classic series, "Dexter." President Barack Obama has even been photographed in front of his work.

Hoyes' exhibition history spans over 50 years with over 100 exhibitions, 30 of them solo exhibitions, in various countries including his native Jamaica, USA, UK, the Netherlands, and Germany. Some of Hoyes' past exhibitions include "Places and Validation, Art & Progression, The Getty Initiative Pacific Standard Time" in 2010; the "Art in LA 1945-1980" at CAAM in 2011; a feature in "L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980," published by the Getty Foundation, and a Multidisciplinary Production "Se7en Paintings, a Story in Performance" which bought seven of Hoyes' iconic paintings from his Revival Series to life on the Ford Stage in Los Angeles in 2012.

Most recent exhibits include the "Evolving Abstraction, 3 Contemporary Artists of the African Diaspora" at the Palm Springs Art Museum in February 2015 and "The Spirit of the Land through Climate Change" at the San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA from November 2019 thru to March 2020.

"The Mating Dance of Hummingbirds" continues to soar the ever-evolving passion and visions of Bernard Stanley Hoyes. Whether sculpting or painting, as a multidisciplinary artist, Hoyes' work is imbued with spiritually that nurtures the soul.

Visit his online gallery at http://www.bernardhoyes.com/ and sit with the hummingbirds, whenever traveling to Kingston, Jamaica!

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Presenting 7 living composers, 6 soloists, and an opera about a transgender woman, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra announces its most exciting season yet

LOWELL, Mass. -- After successfully ending an entirely virtual second season, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra returns to live concerts with "A Season of Inclusion," its third and most ambitious season to date.

In following with its mission of promoting new music and educating about established works, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Orlando Cela, will be presenting six entirely free concerts showcasing, among other things, seven works by living composers, six soloists, a wide variety of genres, and many well-known works, encompassing over 300 years of musical development

In order to promote the creation of new classical music, the LCO has commissioned composer Dana Kaufman for a brand new work. Kaufman, known for her masterful ability to blur the lines between classical and pop cultures, is the ideal creator for a work that intersects the styles of Baroque styles and contemporary music.

The season opens with another world premiere: Micah Roberts' "Hypernovae," a fantastic overture inspired by the cosmos, which also marks the conclusion of the LCO's first ever call-for-scores. Roberts' score was selected from over 120 compositions, which came from 9 different countries. Other featured living composers include Anna Clyne, Arnold Friedman, Mark Berger, Karl Henning, and Lowell's own Aaron Rosenberg.

The highlight of the season also features the work of well-known living composer, Laura Kaminsky. As One - the most produced opera in North America in the last eight years - is a timely and soul-stirring chamber work about the challenges, fears, and joys of its transgender protagonist. With a poignant and witty libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed and film by Ms. Reed, As One is an unforgettable experience. And the LCO production of the opera is a special event: with singers Tona Brown and Rahzé Cheatham, it marks the first time a gender-expansive cast has performed the work.

Brown and Chatham are also two of the few soloists featured this season. Well-known works by Mozart and Shostakovich - featuring flutist Wei Zhao and pianist Pei-Yeh Tsai, respectively - will interweave with compositions that feature surprising instruments: Joseph Brent highlights the mandolin in Anna Clyne's mystical concerto, and Aldo Abreu epitomizes the subtle éclatthe recorder.

Finally, the LCO also preserves and educates about the classical musical traditions, and for that purpose, well-known masterpieces such as Mozart's Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter," Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 "Classical," and Vaughan Williams' "Fantasy on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" can be heard in different venues across Lowell in the upcoming season.

Please visit https://lowellchamberorchestra.org to find out more about the aforementioned events, and more.

About the Lowell Chamber Orchestra:

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra is the city of Lowell's first and only professional orchestra. We provide the area with an ensemble that presents music at an extremely high level, of all styles and time periods, entirely free to the general population. Lowell is a gateway community, rich in cultural diversity but economically challenged in many respects so access to high-quality arts is essential. The interactive nature of the performances, is especially important for audiences who many not have enjoyed arts programming previously.

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