MOONLIGHT INTERIOR, April 14-17, NYC The music of Jann Klose, choreography of Yo-el Cassell!!

The choreography of Yo-el Cassell, Music of Jann Klose, April 14-17 at the Sande Shurin Black Box Theater

YC Movement Theatre shatters the alienation of our modern times with a collaborative piece, MOONLIGHT INTERIOR.  Moving to the choreography of Yo-el Cassell and the music of Jann Klose, the performers seek to reveal the extraordinary within each of us. The evening length production will take place at the Sande Shurin Black Box Theater, 311 West 43rd Street, 6th floor in New York City, April 14-17. The Sande Shurin Theater is located between 8th and 9th Avenues, and near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 and S subway stops.   Show times are: 8 pm (2 pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday), admission is $20 ($15 w/student ID), with the opening night performance as a benefit for the YC Movement Theatre company for $50. The public can call 212-726-8060 for more information.

The show is directed and choreographed by Yo-el Cassell with a live musical score written and performed by collaborator, Jann Klose and his band. Cassell says, “There are many inspirations in this work, especially the artwork of Edward Hopper, whose paintings, I feel, are inspiration for the ‘interior’ in all of us—our own inner beauty.”

Dancer/choreographer/mime/actor Yo-el Cassell credits include The Virginia Opera, The Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Spencer/Colton, The American Mime Theater, PBS’s SHINING TIME STATION, Miramax’ CULTIVATING STILLNESS, a residency at Skidmore College and researching period movement for the movie CHICAGO and its director Rob Marshall. THE BOSTON PHOENIX cites Cassell as a “choreographer with great invention and imagination with a fluid command of the craft of movement ... his work strikes an emotional punch.”

Originally from Germany, singer/songwriter/actor Jann Klose is equally eclectic.   CLEVELAND MAGAZINE says his current EP, BLACK BOX is “a startlingly fresh blend of pop, blues, rock and jazz that provides the perfect showcase for Klose’s powerful, emotive voice.”  Klose has performed throughout the world, he has acted and sung in the Broadway touring company of JECKYLL AND HYDE, TOMMY at NJPAC,  and The JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR European tour.   He’s developed a following for his original music, opening for Steve Forbert, Tish Hinojosa, Jorma Kaukonen (of Jefferson Airplane) and performing with the legendary Les Paul.

Cassell hopes to inspire people with this presentation, “Jann and I invite the audience into an intimate and enthralling environment of live music, dance and the theater of one's own imagination."

Websites: www.moonlightinterior.com  

Anne's workshop on April 1 in the Bronx

On April 1, Anne Leighton is leading a workshop,  USING THE MEDIA TO SPREAD YOUR MESSAGE at The Point, 940 Garrison, Bronx, NY at 4 PM.   Sponsored by A.C.T.I.O.N. (Activists Coming to Inform Our Neighborhood), this workshop also has special guests--singer/songwriter/actor Jann Klose plus choreographer Yo-el Cassell.  Anne, Jann and Yo-el will show people how to find media outlets, talk with them and convince them to cover their work.  The workshop is free, contact 718-542-4139 xt. 28. By subway, take the #6 Train to Hunts Point Ave. By bus, take the BX6 to Hunts Point & Garrison Aves; BX5 and BX19 to Hunts Point Ave. & Southern Blvd.

On May 15, Anne will also be leading a panel USING T HE MEDIA TO SPREAD YOUR MESSAGE at the Global Entertainment Network Convention, in the Laugh Factory in New York City.  More details can be found at www.globalentertainmentnetwork.com.

Anne believes anyone can create their own career opportunities to build careers.  She is the author of USING YOUR ART & THE MEDIA TO COMFORT PEOPLE from Free to Run books.  As a publicist, her clients include rockers Jethro Tull, Grand Funk Railroad, Bill Wyman, Vanilla Fudge, Mountain, Tower of Power, plus upcoming musicians (including Jann Klose) and independent filmmakers. She taught at Baruch College’s Entertainment Business Program, and has written articles for SONGWRITER’S MARKET, HIT PARADER, INSIDE KARATE/KUNG FU, INSIDE CONNECTION, plus CATFANCY; her plays have been performed at Poets Repertory Theater of Long Island, the HOWL! Festival and the River City Living Church in San Antonio, Texas.

At these events USING YOUR ART &  THE MEDIA TO COMFORT PEOPLE is available for the special price of $10.00.  It is available by mail order to Anne Leighton for $13.00 c/o Box 670922, Bronx, NY  10467, and on the web at Amazon.com for $15.94.



****Leslie West featured guitarist on Ozzy Osbourne hit “Mississippi Queen “ and the band’s album ERUPTION still selling****

Guitarist Leslie West, drummer Corky Laing and bassist Richie Scarlet are proving rock lives with active tour dates and successful recordings.  The band, which has been celebrating their 35th Anniversary, are getting exciting presents  as Active Rock and Rock radio is making the Ozzy Osbourne cover of their 1970 hit “Mississippi Queen” the number one most added track.  For the second week in a row, “Mississippi Queen” is still the most added track and is also number #1 in increased airplay . Here's how the charts are shaping up after three weeks:

Active Rock National Airplay: Week 1: #40, Week 2 : #27, Week 3 : #20

Rock National Airplay : Week 1: #37, Week 2: #22, Week 3: #16

Canadian Rock National Airplay : Week 3: #25

Leslie West is featured with his unique guitar power on the track, “Ozzy and I go back 35 years.  Everybody thought Black Sabbath were too weird back then, but we dug ‘em.”  So Mountain and Sabbath played at least 40 dates together, and stayed friends since.

West and Mountain are also playing in support of their Fuel 2000 album, ERUPTION, which is still selling briskly and has a live version of “Mississippi Queen” as well.

The band will be releasing a new album that'll include Bob Dylan covers this summer in time for their summer festival tour called HARD ROCK CRUSADES with Savoy Brown and Uriah Heep.

In the meantime the group continues to play festivals in Europe and club dates in the States.

Confirmed upcoming dates from Mountain include:
 4/1/05 - Toronto, Canada - Hard Rock

 4/2/05 - Oshawa, Canada - Park Place

 4/3/05 - Detroit, Mi. - Magic Bag

 4/5/05 - Lansing, Mi. - Cadillac Club

 4/6/06 - Cleveland, Oh. - R & R Hall of Fame

 4/7/05 - Cleveland, Ohio - Beachland Ballroom

 4/8/05 - Shirley,Mass - The Bull Run

 4/9/05 - Morristown, N.J.- Double D's

4/10/05 - Binghamton, N.Y. - Magic City

4/12/05 - Buffalo, N.Y. - Club Infinity

4/13/05 - Nyack, N.Y. - Helen Hayes Theater

4/15/05 - Ashville, N. Carolina - The Orange Peel

4/16/05 - Atlanta, Ga - The Variety Theater

4/17/05 - Off - HOME

5/14/05 - Dekalb, Ill - Otto's

5/19/05 - Solana Beach, Ca. - Belly Up Tavern

5/20/05 - Agora Hills, Ca. - The Canyon Club

5/22/05 - Bakersfield, Ca.

5/26/05 - Dallas, Tx. - Granada Theater

6/18/05 - Toronto, Canada w/ Deep Purple

6/19/05 - Ottowa, Canada w/ Deep Purple

6/23/05 - Uncasville, Ct. - Mohegan Sun w/ Deep Purple

6/27/05 - Atlantic City, N.J. w/ Deep Purple

6/28/05 - Scranton, Pa. w/ Deep Purple  

7/02/05 - Rockford, Ill. w/ Deep Purple


JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS, best independent jam band

Joe Deninzon just won BEST INDEPENDENT JAM BAND AWARD in THE MUSICIAN’S ATLAS’ 4 Annual Independent Music Awards.

Celebrity judges included performers Delbert McClinton, Erykah Badu, Loudon Wainwright III, William Ackerman, Victor L. Wooton and TRACKS magazine editor Alan Light.

IMA winners will be on a compilation album available at all Borders Music stores across the states and on www.Bordersstores.com.  The album will also be promoted to radio by the Planetary Group of Boston.  And all the tracks can be heard on the Musician’s Atlas site at the link for the winners’ jukebox, http://www.musiciansatlas.com/program.asp.

Joe’s song “What’s That Thing” which is on his third (and current) album, LIVE WIRES, is on the IMA compilation album.

Deninzon has received significant acclaim this past year, LIVE WIRES is on the top 20 list for XM Radio Host Russ Davis’ Jazz and Beyond list (Chick Corea Elektra Band’s TO THE STARS was number one), and on Sea of Tranquility’s top ten for the year.  The disc has been in top ten playlists on stations including KDHX-St. Louis, WVOF-Fairfield, CT, WBAR (Barnard College radio)-New York, and many others across the U.S. and Canada, Italy, Australia, Romania, and Russia.

Writer Jedd Beaudoin says, “If there's a musicia

Tower of Power tourdates

Note that this summer the boys will be opening for sex symbol Tom Jones.

March 13th  Rutland, VT Paramount Theatre

March 15th - 18th Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club

March 19th  Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino - Wolf Den

April 6th & 7th Belleville, ON Empire Theatre

April 8th St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada  Brock University

April 9th North Bay, Ontario, Canada  Capitol Centre

April 11th & 12th Markham, Ontario, Canada  Markham Theatre Anthony Roman Centre

April 13th & 14th Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

April 16th Lindsay, Ontario, Canada  Academy Theatre

April 30th  Denton, TX  Civic Center Park
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

May 1st  Fayetteville, AR  George's Majestic Lounge

May 3rd & 4th Austin, TX  One World Theatre

May 6th New Orleans, LA  House of Blues

June 9th  Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

June 16th Victoria, BC, Canada Save-On Foods Memorial Centre   appearing with Tom Jones

June 17th Vancouver, BC, Canada General Motors Place
appearing with Tom Jones

June 18th Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
appearing with Tom Jones

June 19th Portland, OR Arelene Schnitzer Concert Hall
appearing with Tom Jones

June 21st Brooks, CA (Sacramento) Cache Creek Casino - Event Center
appearing with Tom Jones

June 22nd Oakland, CA Paramount Theater of the Arts
appearing with Tom Jones

June 24th Santa Ynez, CA (Santa Barbara) Chumash Casino
appearing with Tom Jones

June 25th Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
appearing with Tom Jones

June 26th Phoenix, AZ  The Dodge Theater
appearing with Tom Jones

June 27th Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
appearing with Tom Jones

June 29th  Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion
appearing with Tom Jones

July 7th Atlanta, GA  Chastain Amphitheater
appearing with Tom Jones

July 8th Robinson, MS Grand Casino - Tunica
appearing with Tom Jones

July 9th Gulfport, MS Grand Casino - Gulfport
appearing with Tom Jones

July 10th Biloxi, MS Biloxi Grand Casino - Grand Theatre
appearing with Tom Jones

July 13th & 14th Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort - Arena
appearing with Tom Jones

July 15th & 16th Boston, MA  Fleet Boston Pavilion
appearing with Tom Jones

July 17th Vienna, VA  The Filene Center
appearing with Tom Jones

July 19th & 20th Rama, Ontario, Canada Casino Rama - Entertainment Centre
appearing with Tom Jones

July 21st Clio, MI Clio Area Amphitheater
appearing with Tom Jones

July 22nd Chicago, IL Pending

July 23rd Sterling Heights, MI Jerome Duncan Ford Theater

July 24th Chester, WV  Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort
appearing with Tom Jones

July 26th Reading, PA  Reading Eagle Theater
appearing with Tom Jones

August 3rd Reno, NV  Reno Hilton - Outdoor Stage

August 4th Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Inn - Resort Showroom

August 16th San Mateo, CA San Mateo County Fair Grandstand

August 18th Monterey, CA Monterey County Fairgrounds

August 23rd Lewiston, NY Artpark

August 25th New Haven, CT Toad's Place

August 26th Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues

August 27th  Alexandria, VA Birchmere

September 2-4 Summerlin Las Vegas, NV  Suncoast Hotel & Casino


Artists I like, but am not working with

Here are some artists that I recommend, but am not publicizing:

Dina Finai, who is one of the Trans Siberian Orchestra singers.  Her new album has reflective songs including a topically timely remake of Supertramp’s “The Logical Song.”  Here are all Dina’s contacts: 917-847-4772 DINAFANAI@NYC.RR.COM.

Streamers--c/o Ida Langsam.  This is a British-invasion influenced band whose leader, Sean Yoxovic, came from Serbia.  He is fighting to get rid of landmines.  Contact Ida at islpr@aol.com.

Jay Tausig has a progressive rock group called DARCANA.  He’s now based near Reno, NV, but he used to live in the Bronx, and he helped me back in 1995 when I was first working with a great progressive rock group called Ten Ton Tide.  Jay’s website is www.darcana.com, and his email is lemuria66@jps.net

I did a bio for a pop-rock band from Long Island.  They called the Blues Scene.  They’re influenced by Oasis, the Beach Boys, Beatles.  They’re young and are always challenging themselves in their genres.  Give a call to manager Will Norton at 631-234-1720.

The Kelly Project, who won the best band for INSIDE CONNECTION’S contest last year, are soulful rock  & roll. Contact Benny Arocha at 631-987-9701 to get their kit.  I think if you like Tower of Power, you will like the Kelly Project.

I am still working Vanilla Fudge, but not TNA......   Pat Travers and Carmine Appice are in the studio
working on their second CD of TNA, this time for Cleopatra Records.  Stay in touch with your Cleopatra rep on that project

Performing on the disc are two master bassists--Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, the Firm, Whitesnake) and Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper).

The album has new versions of Carmine's and Pat's
classic songs:
**Pat's "Snorting Whiskey," the original is now in
the Academy Award-nominated film, "Sideways."
**Carmine's "Superstition" from Beck, Bogert Appice's GOLD album. Like the original "Superstition," this version features Carmine's longtime buddy Tim Bogert on vocals.

Also scheduled to appear on the album are Toto's Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather.

The TRAVERS-APPICE LIVE DVD is being released around
April-May on Escapi Music in Sweden.  (I’m not working that project, either.) It features a live show and interviews.  It was recorded September 4, and includes
another great bassist T.M. Stevens.

Look for a wild interview by summer with Carmine and extreme radio hostess Leslie Gold in TALKERS magazine.