Robin Renee News!!!!!

ROBIN RENEE has a variety of solo dates and Kirtan-o-Rama shows in which she plays Hindu-inspired music.  Her website is www.robinrenee.com.

Saturday, April 23rd   8am-5:30pm  $25
Wesak Festival- The Festival of The Buddha And The Christ
East Meets West in an Experience of Light and Love
*Robin Renée leads "Coming To Emptiness," 2:30-3pm
American Fitness Gym
North Rt. 73, Voorhees, NJ 08043
(between Mama Venturas Restaurant and BJ's Wholesale Club)
(856) 719-9199
info: phifbert@earthlink.net

Saturday, April 23rd   8pm   $20
Robin Renée performs 8:45-10:15
The Club at Woodbridge, 585 Main St., Woodbridge NJ
Performance plus pool, sauna, steam, tennis, food & more  
questions: 732-350-9509
to benefit The Pride Center of NJ  

Thursday, May 5th  doors at 7:30, show 8pm  $5-15 sliding scale
House Concert in Atco, NJ
Steph Furness and Irina Rivkin headline
w/ special guest appearance by Robin Renée
For info & reservations: menage98@comcast.net

Friday, May 13th  7pm   $10 suggested donation
The Yoga Studio
123 Creek Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
(856) 222-0338   www.studioforyoga.com

Saturday, May 21st 7:30pm  $10 suggested donation
*Kirtan-o-Rama!  w/ Karttikeya (drums, percussion)
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
Montgomery Professional Center
50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, NJ 08558
www.princetonyoga.com   (609) 924-7294

Sunday, May 22nd   $10 in advance/$15 at the gate
14th Annual Kindred Spirits Fair and Music Fest
(Festival runs 5/21-5/22 11am-7pm)
Robin Renée performs Sunday, 10:50-am-11:25 am,
then kirtan @ 4:05pm for the Peace Parade & Ceremony
Warren County Fairgrounds
Rt. 519 & Strykers Rd., Harmony Township, NJ
w/ Jodee James, Elaine Silver, & more
Tickets and info: www.kindredspiritsfair.com

Sunday, May 29th  4pm   $10
@ Tools For Relaxation & Healing
666 Plainsboro Rd. Suite 655
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
609-750-7432     www.michelebengoran.com

Friday, June 10th  7pm   $10 suggested donation
The Yoga Studio
123 Creek Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
(856) 222-0338   www.studioforyoga.com

Saturday, June 11th 7:30pm  $10 suggested donation
*Kirtan-o-Rama!  w/ Karttikeya (drums, percussion)
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
Montgomery Professional Center
50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, NJ 08558
www.princetonyoga.com   (609) 924-7294

July 4th weekend
*kirtan @ the  Drum & Splash Festival
Four Quarters Sanctuary, 190 Walker Lane, Artemas, PA 17211
(814)784-3075   megalith@4qf.org

Saturday, July 9th  
A Circle Of Berdaches - Acoustic House Concert
115 1st Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Please RSVP to ed@edmannix.com
w/ with Steph Furness

Friday, August 12th  7pm   $10 suggested donation
The Yoga Studio
123 Creek Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ
(856) 222-0338   www.studioforyoga.com

Saturday, August 13th 7:30pm  $10 suggested donation
*Kirtan-o-Rama!  w/ Karttikeya (drums, percussion)
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
Montgomery Professional Center
50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506, Skillman, NJ 08558
www.princetonyoga.com   (609) 924-7294

Jann Klose update

Jann Klose sang live for the dance performance of  MOONLIGHT INTERIOR.  Choreographed by Yo-el Cassell (whose creative range goes from exquisite ballroom moves to Charlie Chaplin-esque humor), each performance was sold out.  We will have an encore performance in Manhattan  late spring/early summer in the city.  In addition they will be taking MOONLIGHT INTERIOR on the road.  Possible first stop is Boston.

Meantime Jann’s doing solo New England and New York City area shows:

APRIL 26 2005  Hamden, CT  The Space  

APRIL 27 2005  Brattleboro, VT  Mole's Eye Cafe  8 PM. Located at 4 High Street. 802.257.0771    

APRIL 29 2005  Greenfield, MA  The People's Pint  9.30 PM. Located at 24 Federal Street. 413.773.0333  

MAY 1 2005  South Norwalk, CT  Sono Caffeine  8 PM. Located at 133 Washington Street. 203.857.4224    

MAY 7 2005  Fairfield, CT  Las Vetas Lounge  8 PM. Located at 1462 Post Road. 203.255.1958    

MAY 12 2005  New York, NY  The Bitter End  10.30 PM. Located at 157 Bleecker Street. 212.979.9762. $7. FULL BAND featuring Chris Marolf, Roberta Piket, Patrick Carmichael.    

JUNE 4 2005  Fairfield, CT  Las Vetas Lounge  8 PM. Located at 1462 Post Road. 203.255.1958    

JULY 9 2005  Fairfield, CT  Las Vetas Lounge  8 PM. Located at 1462 Post Road. 203.255.1958    

JULY 20 2005  South Norwalk, CT  Sono Caffeine  8 PM. Located at 133 Washington Street. 203.857.4224  

Tull T-shirts for Tsunami relief

Jean is the gent, who is modeling the "Roots to Branches" Jethro Tull T-shirt.  He's from Montreal and loves cooking Indian food.
Our friend Joy Roy is the handsome man adorning the white Tull for Tsunami shirt, Joy Roy is a poet, gardener, reader.  He loves to listen to '60s psychedelia and devotional music.  By day, Joy Roy makes a living in corporate communications.

Special note for Jethro Tull fans and fundraising for Tsunami victims, from Light Ice, a Kolkata-based designer house in India.  Note: Through the years Ian Anderson has visited and played in countries affected by late December’s Tsunami, and hopes to build up tourism in those countries.

Light Ice, a Kolkata based designer house has launched T-shirts of the legendary British band Jethro Tull, on 14th April at Swabhumi, Kolkata.  The T-shirts come under the banner, “Tull for Tsunami Victims” and the net receipt from the sales will be donated to the Tsunami Disaster Relief Funds in India.

The proposal for this project was initiated by Light Ice after they had asked Jethro Tull Management about the idea of selling Tull t-shirts to raise money in the wake of the disaster. Designs were done based on the classic Tull leitmotif of “the one-legged flute player” mixing the India Experience of the Tull music embedded in folk history, mysticism and albeit the Lord Krishna Consciousness. The final nod and approval came from Ian Anderson himself; singer, songwriter, composer, flautist and the charismatic frontman of Jethro Tull, a figured much revered in the musical circuit in India by classical musicians and fans alike.

According to Light Ice Management, free sachets of sunflower seeds will be given with T-shirts: “this will be a nice gesture and will imply some simple activity like planting seeds, a way of getting into the inner garden of our mind and also finding a little bit more about the process of creation at work in nature every second of our lives. The replenishment is always there and will never cease. Spring is the right season to initiate
gardening/agricultural activities. Also the iconic name, Jethro Tull is derived from a 17th century British agriculturist/horticulturist who invented the seed-drill instrument”.

T-shirts are priced at Rs 300/- (20 U.S. DOLLARS) and comes packed in exclusive hand-made batik bags with an excerpt from “Songs from the Wood” lyrics adorning the back side.

For Americans, shirts will be distributed from the Bronx, but people are to send checks to  Joy Roy Choudhury:
    Kindly note that tees are in sizes of M/L

              and XL with 2 designs, 1. Tull Petal with

              excerpt from Thick As A Brick  
2. Songs

              from the Wood.

              T-shirt cols are black & beige ( 100%

              cotton, mercerised interlock with 240 gsm )

               Mr Joy Roy Choudhury

               Light Ice

               32A, Milan Park

               Post Garia



For further information contact: Joy Roy Choudhury, Light Ice
Ph : 00919830067159
E-mail : j.roy@merseymail.com

Grand Funk's in SAHARA, plus tour dates!!!

Grand Funk Railroad’s WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND featured in Penelope Cruz/Matthew McConaughey blockbuster film, SAHARA

Grand Funk Railroad is pleased that their popular hit song "We're An American Band" is featured in the new Paramount Pictures movie, SAHARA, the number one movie at the box office for its opening weekend of  April 8.  Sahara is the swashbuckly saga of Dirk Pitt, the star of four decades worth of books by author Clive Cussler.

"This is an exciting movie," says "We're An American Band" writer and leadsinger, Don Brewer, drummer for the band Grand Funk Railroad.  "I've long been a fan of Clive Cussler. To have my song in a movie with Dirk Pitt is a major rush."

"We're An American Band" has been heard in the soundtrack of other recent films, including Cuba Gooding's RADIO and Disney's THE COUNTRY BEARS.

SAHARA features Matthew McConaughy and Penelope Cruz, and is an adventurous movie, featuring treasure hunts in Africa, intrigue and--of course--a man and woman falling in love at the end.

Grand Funk Railroad is playing dates throughout the United States this spring and summer, and will include the movie's song at each of them.
5/11    Innsbrook Pavilion      Glen Allen, Virginia    

5/14    Pickwick Challenge Boat Race        Counce, Tennessee      

6/ 4    Shenandoah Harley-Davidson         Staunton, Virginia  

6/10   Casino Regina Ent. Center         Regina, Saskatchewan  CANADA

6/11    Thunder Valley Biker Rally        Crandon, Wisconsin        

6/24- 25   Casino Rama   Rama, Ontario  CANADA

06/26/05   Loudon Summer Music Fest   ASHBURN, VA--NEW ADD

7/ 1    North Branch Lions Field Cele.               North Branch, Michigan      

7/ 6    Summer Motion Festival, Riverfront Park    Ashland, Kentucky  

7/9    Outagamie County Fair               Seymour, Wisconsin                

7/12    Noble County Fair            Kendallville, Indiana  

7/14   Moondance Ranch Jam 14    Meadow Circle Walker, Minnesota  

7/15    Common Ground Music Festival      Lansing, Michigan    

7/16   Summer Celebration       Vernon Hills, Illinois            

7/17    Comstock Windmill Festival       Comstock, Nebraska  

7/23    Indianapolis Raceway Park   Indianapolis, Indiana

7/29   Washington County Fair Park   WEST BEND, WI-- NEW ADD.

7/30   Clay's Prk Resort Amphitheatre      NORTH LAWRENCE, OHIO--NEW ADD

8/17    The Empire State Plaza        Albany, New York                   Edgar Winter to open

8/27    Antelope Valley Fair-Grd Stnd      Lancaster, California

9/3    Black Bear Casino                 Carlton, Minnesota    

9/24    Kern County Fair/Bud Pavilion      Bakersfield, California  

10/ 1   Mid-South Fair                  Memphis, Tennessee  

10/ 8    Gretna Heritage Festival          Gretna, Louisiana

10/15    Texas Station Casino                North Las Vegas, Nevada  
11/11   Bergen Perf. Arts Center       Englewood, NJ--NEW ADD

Joe Deninzon summer tour dates

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, his father brought Joe and the rest of the Deninzon family to the states when Joe was very young.  Ultimately Vladmir Deninzon found a job as violinist in the Cleveland Symphony.  Young Joe was inspired by classical and all the other music styles, and that’s how Stratospheerius came to life.  Here are their summer festival and club dates so far:  

June 15th
The Jewish Mother
3108 Pacific Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 757-422-5430

June 16th
Cary St. Cafe
2631 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA  804-353-7445

June 17th: TBA

June 18th
Riverbend Festival
Chattanooga, Tenn
9:30 pm
Unum Provident Stage

June 23rd
The Maenerchor
831 Mahoning Ave.
Youngstown, OH
330-747-5404 or visit www.ravendreams.com
***opening band has former members of Devo.

June 25th
Adirondack Music Festival
Moose River park
Lyonsdale, NY
time TBA

June 30th
Opening for "The Bridge"
at Plantation Club
151 Plantation St.
Worcester, Mass
(508) 752-4666

July 2nd, 3 (and September 3)
performing at Scottypaluza
Plattsburgh, NY

July 8th
Flarnadio Festival
Kempton, PA (2 hrs east of NYC)
time TBA

July 29th
Opening for Ekoostik Hookah at
Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
Garrtesville, OH
6:00 pm

Sept. 3rd
Performing at The Grateful Jam
time TBA

Anne's activities

Joe Deninzon will also be joining my panel of artists who’ve created their own career opportunities on May 15 at 2 PM at the Global Entertainment Network Summit (www.globalentertainmentnetwork.com) at the Laugh factory in New York City.  The other artists include comedienne/author/world’s fastest talking woman Fran Capo, club and studio owner/singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Morris, independent TV and film producer Frank Mosca of Harrington Talents in the Bronx to talk about ways we can use the media to further our careers.  I’m also looking for a reporter/journalist that works in more than one medium to join the panel, so if you have suggestions please call me or email.

One of the reasons I’m doing workshops and panels is to promote my book, USING YOUR ART & THE MEDIA TO COMFORT PEOPLE. Another cool thing I’m doing in conjunction with the book is sponsoring the word “comfort” at the website ETYMOLOGY ONLINE.  http://www.etymonline.com/ is one of my all-time favorite websites as it shows word origins.  Independent acts need clever ideas to help create media attention, and it costs about 10 dollars for six months to sponsor a word.  Check out the site and see if sponsoring a word is something you can try to help hype one of your projects.

By the way, “Comfort” is from Latin roots including the word “fortis” which is “strong.”  So “comfort” means “to help, to strengthen.”  

Mountain tour

Mountain’s Leslie West recaptured childhood memories with his rockin’ friends Anthrax’ Scott Ian and Twisted Sister’s J.J. French and Dee Snider.  They filmed MATZO AND METAL: A VERY CLASSIC SEDER which is broadcasting this Sunday on VH1 CLASSICS at 7 PM east coast time and 4 west coast.

This is a chance to get some great insight on Jewish culture and how music enriches the Passover story.

All foods served will be Kosher, of course, courtesy of the special's sponsor Manischewitz.

And God certainly has been blessing Leslie and Mountain (made up of drummer Corky Laing and bassist Richie Scarlet) this season, because they have a wealth of tourdates.....Note  that the astericked* ones have Mountain opening for Deep Purple!

5/20  The Galaxy     Santa Ana, CA  

5/21  The Canyon Club    Agoura Hills, CA

5/22 Double Tree Hotel     Bakersfield, CA  

5/25   Threadgills         Austin, TX  -POSTPONED

5/26  - Dallas, Tx. -   NOT CONFIRMED YET

5/28    Ottos       DeKalb, IL (near Chicago)  POSTPONED TILL JULY
6/11  The Downtown Farmingdale NY

6/12  *Harbor Center Portsmouth VA

6/14  *House Of Blues Clevland OH

6/15  *Palace Theater Louisville KY

6/18  *Molson Amphitheater Toronto ON

6/19  *Corel Center Ottawa ON

6/23  *Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville CT

6/27  *Borgata Event Center Atlantic City NJ

6/28  *Ford Pavilion Scranton PA

7/2   *Stars and Guitars Rockford ILL
7/7    Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, NH
with UFO and Rick Derringer  


In May, Fuel 2000 is releasing a NEW Ten Years After album with all new songs, plus two bonus tracks of the band’s earlier hit songs. The lineup features a new member named Joe Gooch, who plays guitar and sings.  Please let me know if you’re interested in this new blues-rock project.

www.tenyearsafternow.com is the website.