5/14/20

Anne Leighton: Elliott Murphy's Broken Poet Available on Digital ...

Anne Leighton: Elliott Murphy's Broken Poet Available on Digital ...: Visit Backstreets.com for the digital HD film. The long-awaited Elliott Murphy film  Broken Poet  will come out on digital HD May 15 f...

Elliott Murphy's Broken Poet Available on Digital HD

Visit Backstreets.com for the digital HD film.

The long-awaited Elliott Murphy film Broken Poet will come out on digital HD May 15 from Virgil Films and Entertainment exclusively through music site http://backstreets.com/news.html#BPpre. 
The Backstreets site boasts a large fan base for Bruce Springsteen, who along with his wife Patti Scialfa makes a cameo appearance in the film. Together with Springsteen, Elliott Murphy began his career in the early 1970’s when both singer-songwriters were proclaimed the “new Dylan.” His career has been focused in Europe for many years where he continues to tour and release more than thirty-five albums. He lives in Paris where he has often joined Bruce Springsteen on stage.
“On Broken Poet we are experimenting with going direct to the actual fan base, releasing before the national release,” said Virgil president and CEO Joe Amodei. “Backstreets.com is the go-to for every Springsteen fan, so we were lucky to get to work with them on the release and offer the exclusive.”
The film will have a wider digital release in the summer.
Broken Poet stars Elliott Murphy, Michael O’Keefe, Marisa Berenson, Joanna Preiss and Françoise Viallon and is the story of 1970s rock star Jake Lion, who is presumed dead in Paris until a former roadie happens to be riding in the Paris Metro 40 years after his much-publicized suicide and hears an aged street musician who sounds just like him. Rolling Stone sends a rock journalist to investigate, and she uncovers something unexpected. Produced by Traloinver Ltd. and Directed by Emilio Ruiz the film is based on an Elliott Murphy short story (who co-wrote the script) and was shot in both Paris and New York with a soundtrack by Elliott Murphy & Gaspard Murphy. Originally intended to premiere in March as the opening film of the 2020 New York City International Film Festival (cancelled due to the Corona pandemic) Broken Poet will finally be available.

5/8/20

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull talks playing the flute in rock | The Big In...







Wednesday, May 13, 8 pm ET, Ian Anderson and Dan Rather on The Big Interview, on AXS.TV.

5/1/20

Anne Leighton: Canción "Sabemos qué hacer" de Bellas Artes Childr...

Anne Leighton: Canción "Sabemos qué hacer" de Bellas Artes Childr...: Coro de Selección envía un mensaje de prevención a través de un video musical. Niñas y niños del Coro de Selección de Promotora de las ...

Canción "Sabemos qué hacer" de Bellas Artes Children y Sharon Katz

Coro de Selección envía un mensaje de prevención a través de un video musical.
Niñas y niños del Coro de Selección de Promotora de las Bellas Artes y Sharon Katz envían un mensaje de prevención a través de un video musical grabado desde el resguardo.

Ante la situación de alerta sanitaria que se vive en gran parte del mundo debido a la propagación del Covid-19 y siguiendo las recomendaciones tanto de la Organización Mundial de la Salud y la Secretaría de Salud de México, Promotora de las Bellas Artes se ha visto en la situación de suspender las actividades que se implementan en escuelas primarias públicas como parte del programa Coros Escolares y Coro de Selección, hasta que las condiciones de salud sean restablecidas.


Con todo este aislamiento, las niñas y niños del Coro de Selección de Promotora de las Bellas Artes se reúnen a la distancia para interpretar "Sabemos qué hacer / We Know What To Do", una canción compuesta y producida por Sharon Katz durante el inicio del COVID-19, para recordarnos con mucho amor, la importancia de tomar nuestras precauciones en este periodo de crisis sanitaria. 


En este video musical podemos ver a 32 niñas y niños que se unieron de manera virtual a esta acción solidaria para mostrarnos que cuentan con el poder sanador de la música y el canto para su bienestar, el de sus familias y comunidades.

Les compartimos la liga de esta linda interpretación:
Sabemos qué hacer / We Know What To Do   


Con la finalidad de seguir impulsando el desarrollo de habilidades socio emocionales de niñas, niños y adolescentes, PBA se adapta utilizando los recursos tecnológicos disponibles para desarrollar las siguientes actividades:

Coro de Selección: 78% de NNA se involucró activamente en los ensayos a través de WhatsApp y Zoom, para realizar un video con el mensaje de prevención del Covid-19. Cuenta con más de 1000 reacciones positivas en redes sociales.


Coros Escolares: Se da seguimiento a 12 coros escolares, con el apoyo de cinco maestras de canto coral, a través de WhatsApp y Zoom.


Los coros de cada una de las 12 escuelas realizarán un video con la canción We Believe in Change, con el apoyo de la maestra Sharon Katz, de The Peace Train Project. 


Formación de recursos humanos: Taller para el desarrollo de competencias socio emocionales en maestras de canto coral a través de la plataforma Zoom. 


Actividades de reforzamiento: 

Campaña de lectura: Se aprovechará el vínculo con NNA del Coro de Selección para reforzar la práctica de la lectura. Más del 90% del total de participantes han aceptado el reto.

Clases de canto individual para NNA del Coro de Selección (participan 15 NNA).

Clases de guitarra a NNA del Coro de Selección, para quienes cuentan con el instrumento musical en casa (participan 9 NNA).

Adicionalmente, tanto el personal administrativo y de operación continúan trabajando desde casa con la intención de que una vez que las cosas regresen a la normalidad, los programas puedan implementarse con la menor dificultad posible.

4/25/20

Holiday Songs

GLORY TO THE NEWBORN KING   Erin Hannon   “Hark The Herald” classical with a full lyric soprano that rolls her rrrrs.  "Sleep In Heavenly Peace.” 


NEVER TAKE LOVE FOR GRANTED Dan Berggren  Shopping in the malls for Christmas. “You’ll never take love for granted if you always give love in return.”  Male bass/baritone and acoustic guitar.  Folk styled.  


CHRISTMAS IS COMING Leo Schaff   Beach Boys meets Shins. Male vocals. His true love ran around the world, and said she’d make it home for the holidays.  A year has gone by, and he’s singing, “Christmas is coming, New Years is coming,” sand “Will you make it home for the holidays?” 


WHY CAN’T EVERYDAY BE LIKE CHRISTMAS  (ballad) Tang a gentle, lush song with stand out chimes, bells, violin, and viola, angels, stars shining, and bells ringing.  Denny Colt sings in a sweet, girl-next door voice and range similar to Cassadee Pope’s or Emma Roberts. 


HANUKKAH IN THE VILLAGE Rachael Sage   mellow piano, singer-songwriter.  Rachael’s observations on the eve of Hanukkah in New York City.



HAPPY DECEMBER Jaclyn Bradley Palmer   Affectionate singalong  that mentions every big holiday: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Year’s into one song! 

More Songs Here: 


4/12/20

Ian Anderson & Leslie Mandoki #WeSayThankYou

Anne Leighton: “We Say Thank You,” by Ian Anderson and Leslie Man...

Anne Leighton: “We Say Thank You,” by Ian Anderson and Leslie Man...: Ian Anderson and his longtime friend/collaborator Leslie Mandoki have recorded the song “We Say Thank You,” as a dedication to everyone on t...

“We Say Thank You,” by Ian Anderson and Leslie Mandoki, Dedicated to Covid19 Heroes on the Frontline

Ian Anderson and his longtime friend/collaborator Leslie Mandoki have recorded the song “We Say Thank You,” as a dedication to everyone on the frontline, from the doctors to grocery store workers, in the unbelievable Coronavirus battle.  The hashtag to use is “#WeSayThankYou”

Written by the Hungarian-born/German producer/songwriter/bandleader of Soulmates (which has featured Ian through the years), “#WeSayThankYou” was written in the context of Leslie’s own isolation in Germany, where his doctor wife, Eva, is a first contact physician.

Using social distancing as the foundation for their collaboration, Leslie emailed tracks to England for Ian to sing and play flute on between April 7 and 8.  

Ian and Leslie have worked together for over 20 years on various collaborations with his jazz-rock band Soulmates featuring the good and great of classic rock and jazz.  Artists in Soulmates (through the years) have included— David Clayton-Thomas, Bobby Kimball, Tony Carey, Jack Bruce, Chaka Khan, Chris Thompson, Steve Lukather,  Eric Burdon, Nik Kershaw, Greg Lake, Al di Meola, Randy and Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Mike Stern, Paul Carrack, Peter Frampton, and Jon Lord.

Mandoki’s Soulmates toured North America in 2018.

In addition to the brave, hardworking front-line medics and care workers the lyrics reference the police, grocery clerks, supermarket workers too. Ian adds the dark reference to the speculators making a killing from the current crisis.  Ian says,  “They know who they are.”

Read Leslie’s short essay about “Speculators” who are using this crisis for financial gains here:  https://promo.mandoki-soulmates.com/en/

“To all, we say, thank you,” Says Ian Anderson and Leslie Mandoki.




3/8/20

Anne Leighton: Elliott Murphy’s “Broken Poet” Movie World Premier...

Anne Leighton: Elliott Murphy’s “Broken Poet” Movie World Premier...: BROKEN POET will have its world-wide premiere at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) on Wednesday 25 March at 8:00 at t...

Elliott Murphy’s “Broken Poet” Movie World Premier New York City, March 25

BROKEN POET will have its world-wide premiere at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) on Wednesday 25 March at 8:00 at the Dolby Theater. The film will be preceded by a short acoustic concert by Elliott Murphy. BROKEN POET is directed by Emilio J. Ruiz and is based on a short story by Elliott Murphy, who also stars in the film and provides songs for the soundtrack including his classic LAST OF THE ROCK STARS. Other members of the cast include Joanna Preiss, Marisa Berensen, Michael O’Keefe and cameo appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. The story itself is that of a ‘70s US rock star who disappeared in Paris and may still be alive. Rolling Stone magazine sends a journalist to investigate, and the results are surprising. A fresh look at rock stardom and success and a gripping story shot within enchanting and sumptuous views of Paris and New York. Not to be missed! 



Ticket buy link: https://nyciff.com/line-up-2020






3/1/20

Music from: Katy Moffatt, Jonell Mosser (with John & Johanna Hall back together again), The Traveling Jewburys, Paul D'Adamo...


Katy Moffatt

Katy Moffatt’s Chrysalis, a special package of three acoustic albums 1988’s Walkin’ on the Moon, 1998’s Angel Town and 2008’s Fewer Things.  There are many songwriters on the Chrysalis collection, including co-writes with Tom Russell, Billy Cowsill, and Wendy Waldman. Covers written by Nick Lowe, John Hiatt, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Goodman, Cole Porter, David Olney, Chris Smither, and big brother Hugh Moffatt! 

Links to listen:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0yPVLdIQRELcq5JmPxPev2

https://music.apple.com/us/album/chrysalis/1496086227




Jonell Mosser

John and Johanna Hall are unearthing their catalog, plus writing together again. They are responsible for the song “Still The One,” which is one of the most ‘synced” hits from the 1970s.  Little Black Dress is an album of songs that John and Johanna wrote for Jonell Mosser, a gutsy live singer that is always singing sessions for most of Nashville’s popular acts, including Gillian Welch, the Box Tops, Delbert McClinton, Wynonna, Bruce Cockburn….  The three are working together again, including Jonell and John planning live shows. Let me know if you’d like CDs, MP3s or WAV files.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4TYu6e6jaryNjv6HCjbs3N

https://music.apple.com/us/album/little-black-dress/1486453038



Paul D’Adamo

Melodic Revolution Records is releasing a CD of Paul D’Adamo’s Rawfully Organic on CD. Paul has pipes like James Ingram with a bigger voice. His album is on digital media, and includes covers of Peter Gabriel songs including an acapella version of Peter & Kate Bush’s “Don’t Give Up.” The album features a new version of Peter Gabriel’s “Fly Away,” with contributions from Fame’s Lee Curreri.

https://pauldadamo.bandcamp.com/album/rawfully-organic



The Traveling Jewburys

The Traveling Jewburys are an Americana band from the Bronx—Riverdale, to be exact.  You might know of Arthur Levy from the music industry.  He sings and plays guitar for the band as Howlin’ Jewbury.  Their album, “Live at The Bitter End” features two originals and covers of standards including: The Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care,” Music Explosion “Little Bit of Soul,” John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery,” Wilson Pickett’s, “Wait Till The Midnight Hour”….. 



The Greatest Lives

Also, please be advised.  There is more delay in the official release of “The Greatest Lives-Songwriters’ EP.”  This will be good news. Stay tuned.  We do have T-shirts and Collectors’ Items CD available, for now.  Please email me for details at Anne@AnneLeighton.com



2/25/20

The Leighton Inclusion: Set The Record Straight by Paying Attention





The Leighton Inclusion: Set The Record Straight by Paying Attention 
Our real world lives have parallels to stories going on in the mass media world. How many times have you had to set the record straight when people were lying to your face or on social media? Look at what happened, this week, to Mike Bloomberg when Elizabeth Warren caught him in the Presidential mistakes. All of us went after Internet Trolls that attacked 9 year old Quaden Bayles, because they were new bullies, attacking him lies.  I bet someone purposely attacked you or one of your friends for no reason

2/17/20

The Leighton Inclusion Setting The Record Straight-Bronx Politics Version





This Leighton Inclusion is about why we need to set the record straight.  It does--indeed--point out the egotistical people waste everyone's time, because we have to set them straight.  I use Bronx politics as an example.

2/3/20

The Leighton Inclusion: Does Hating Rush Limbaugh Give You Bad Karma?







Can you imagine how great our lives would be if we got to know one another instead of prejudging each other?