The Story Pirates Debuts Video For New LP’s Lead Single; Announces Podast’s Mid-Season Premiere Date, Return Of Band’s ‘SPTV’ Series

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Family entertainment group The Story Pirates will release its new album this spring.

The group is scheduled to release its next album The Strawberry Band April 2. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the video for the album’s lead single this week. The band debuted the video for the song ‘Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store‘ Friday through Geekdad and the “Absolutely Mindy” show on Sirius XM Kids Place Live.

The song is a light, kindie-pop style composition. Its easygoing guitar, piano, vocals, and simple time keeping makes it an infectious work. The song’s lyrical content is based on a short story crafted by a 9 year-old Story Pirates fan. It is one of a handful of stories crafted by children that make up the album, which itself is a tribute to concept albums.

The story behind is considered a “Beatles-esque” story that itself was crafted by a 5 year-old fan of The Story Pirates. According to information about the album, the band has dreams of stardom, but turns into strawberries every time it hits the stage. Throughout the album, the band, which created its own concept album, shows up as it tries to evade a strawberry-eating shark. The other stories that appear in this concept album about The Strawberry Band feature items, such as cinnamon buns, a wingless fairy, and a hedgehog.

The Strawberry Band is The Story Pirates’ fourth album.

In other news, The Story Pirates is scheduled to resume the fourth season of its podcast the same day as the release of its new album. It will feature 20 more episodes that will run through July,

Season Four opens with a Johnny Cash-style song that is based on a story titled ‘I’m Toast, Man!’ The song is based on a story written by a 6 year-old fan of The Story Pirates.

Season Four also features a new story, “The Adventures of Harold Jordan.” The story was adapted from a story crafted by one of The Story Pirates’ 9 year-old fans.

New music and stories are just a portion of what audiences have to look forward to from The Story Pirates when its fourth season resumes. Actor Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Phineas & Ferb) will join The Story Pirates for its mid-season premiere.

In even more news, The Story Pirates’ Los Angeles-based audiences can look forward to new episodes of its SPTV soon. The series runs on the region’s PBS affiliate, KLCS. The series encourages young viewers to use their imaginations to write original stories. It does this by taking viewers into stories written by other young viewers.

Story Pirates Creator Club members have full access to the show. Sample episodes of SPTV are streaming through YouTube.

More information on The Story Pirates’ new album, podcasts and SPTV episodes is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://storypirates.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/storypirates

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Time Life’s ‘Laugh-In’ Re-Issue Is Among 2021’s Top New DVD/BD Re-Issues

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Fans of NBC’s classic sketch comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series are getting a new opportunity to own the series in whole thanks to Time Life.  More than three  years  after the show’s initial full-series release, Time Life has re-issued the show in its fun, this  time with some notable differences from its previous release, the first being the packaging.  This will be addressed shortly.  The new re-issue’s average price point is notable in its own right and will be examined a little later.  The set’s overall content and quality thereof rounds out the most important of this set’s presentation and will also be discussed later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of the collection in its own way.  All things considered, the items noted here make this re-issue a presentation that the most devoted fans of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In will enjoy.

Time Life Entertainment’s new re-issue of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series is a presentation that the series’ most devoted of the series’ fans will appreciate.  That is especially the case for those noted fans who might not have purchased the series’ 50th anniversary box set, which was released in 2017.  That set marked the first time that the timeless series ever received a full-series release.  One of the most important elements of this re-issue that deserves attention is its packaging.  The packaging used for the re-issue is simple.  It features all six of the series’ previously released standalone season sets contained in a   lightweight cardboard outer box.  The series’ 50th anniversary release by comparison, holds each of the show’s standalone season sets in a much more durable box similar to that used in Time Life’s Carol Burnett Show box set that was released in 2016.  While the box used to house the standalone sets in Laugh-In’s 50th anniversary set is sturdier than that of this new re-issue, the packaging for the series’ re-issued set is more ergonomic.  Audiences will find it easier to place the series onto their DVD/BD racks rather than having to set out the larger set on, say a coffee table or somewhere else.  What’s more, the simpler packaging also means that instead of having to open the container, they can just slide the separate boxes out of the bigger housing.  Now the immediate rebuttal there is that such packaging also allows for boxes to just slide out, fall, and break.  That is a valid argument.  There is no denying that.  However, true devotees of Laugh-In are going to be careful so as to protect the set so they can enjoy the show for years to come.  To that end, the more ergonomic packaging ultimately proves to be a key positive to take away from this set, and just one of its positives.  The set’s average price listing is important in its own right to address.

Time Life’s new re-issue of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series is difficult to find in researching its price at major retailers.  Information provided last month ahead of the set’s release stated its MSRP was $169.95.  It is also listed at Amazon at a far less expensive cost of $97.89 and at Best Buy only slightly more expensive, at $98.99.  These are the only major retail outlets at which the set’s re-issue was listed at the time of this review’s posting.  The three listings collectively make the set’s average price listing $122.28, which is itself well-below the noted MSRP of $169.95.  Additionally, the prices of less than $100 at Best Buy and Amazon mean that audiences who want to own the series in whole will not break their budgets to own the collection.  That is even with shipping and handling added in.

Staying on the topic of the set’s pricing, the noted prices for the new re-issue are also lower by themselves and averaged than those for the original release’s average price point of $154.30.  The set was only listed through Amazon, Walmart, and Time Life at the time of this review’s posting.  Amazon and Walmart’s listings of $106.45 were far less expensive than the listing of $250.00 (five separate payments of $49.99 – or basically $50.00) through Time Life.  In other words, the separate and overall price for this re-issued set are less expensive than those of the original set.  So what people get here overall is a set that takes up less space than the original set and that is less expensive than that presentation.   Keeping all of this in mind, this set offers the most devoted fans of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In plenty to appreciate from this set.  It still is not the last of the set’s most important aspects.  The content and quality thereof in this set rounds out its most important elements.

The content featured in this set and its quality are collectively so important because they ensure audiences largely get the same content as in Time Life’s existing Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In sets.  The only difference between this set and the 50th anniversary set, again released in 2017, is that this set lacks the bigger booklet that accompanied that earlier set.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, though.  Considering that this set is just another collection of the standalone season sets, then nothing else is lacking. The same audio and video quality is there, creating the same sense of nostalgia as the existing sets created.  The in-depth episode guides featured in those previous releases are here, too.  So in essence, the content featured in this collection ensures that audiences will have the same positive viewing experience in this case as with the show’s existing sets.  That insurance, together with the overall more affordable prices and  more ergonomic packaging creates an overall presentation here that makes Time Life’s new presentation of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In one of this year’s best new DVD/BD re-issues.

Time Life Entertainment’s recent re-issue of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series is a positive new presentation of the timeless sketch comedy show.  Coming more than three years after the initial release of the show’s full series run, it offers lots to like, beginning with its packaging.  The packaging is far more ergonomically sound than that of the show’s previous full-series release.  The set’s average and separate price listings are less expensive than those of the show’s previous full-series set, making for even more appeal.  The only down side to those price listings is that there are so few listings.  That aside, the overall pricing is still positive.  The fact that audiences largely get the same content and quality here as those who might own the existing sets rounds out this set’s most important elements.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of this presentation.  All things considered, they make the set one of this year’s best new DVD/BD re-issues.  Time Life Entertainment’s new re-issue of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series is available now.

More information on this and other titles from Time Life is available online now at:

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Time Life To Release ‘Laugh-In’ Full Series Set Next Month

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NBC’s classic psychedelic sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In is getting a re-issue.

More than three years after its initial release, the six-season series will receive the re-issue treatment. It will spread across 37-discs and is scheduled for release Feb. 2 through Time Life at an expected MSRP of $169.95. It marks the first time that the series has ever released in one collection. Time Life has previously released the series in a collection of standalone DVD sets.

The forthcoming collection will feature not only the series in whole, but also a variety of bonuses. Among the featured bonuses are interviews with the likes of Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, and Lily Tomlin, all of whom appeared in the series over the course of its six season run on NBC. Additionally, audiences are treated to pilot episode of LaughIn as a bonus, along with a gag reel and tribute to George Schlatter.

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Grown-Ups Got Plenty Of TV To Enjoy In 2020

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Families nationwide got a lot of worthwhile ways to spend time together during the COVID-19 pandemic this year, thanks to all of the new DVDs, Blu-rays and box sets.  Of course while families got plenty to watch together, grown-ups also needed something of their own to enjoy.  Thankfully this year produced just as much for grown-ups to enjoy as children.  That is why Phil’s Picks is taking a look at what were among the best of this year’s new DVD and Blu-ray box sets for grown-ups.  This year saw a bunch of new content from Warner Brothers and DC, some better than others (E.g. the new Swamp Thing reboot and new seasons of Black LightningBlack Lightning proved better this year than Swamp Thing, but the latter still proved worth watching at least once.  Itv and PBS presented a rather intriguing new season of itv’s crime drama Endeavour.  The season was okay but left something to be wanted.  The short-lived deep comedy The Good Place finally met its end this year and also received its only full-series release on Blu-ray thanks to the folks at Shout! Factory.  In an even more surprising move, ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family got a full series release this month exclusively through Target.  While not inexpensive, it is a presentation that devotees will appreciate.  It is just one more entry in Phil’s Picks 2020 Top 10 New DVD & Blu-ray Box Sets For Grown-ups category. 

As with every other list from Phil’s Picks, this list features the Top 10 titles in the category along with five honorable mentions for a total of 15 titles.  Without further ado, here is Phil’s Picks 2020 Top 10 new DVD & Blu-ray Box Sets for Grown-Ups.

PHIL’S PICKS 2020 TOP 10 NEW DVD & BLU-RAY BOX SETS FOR GROWN-UPS

  1. Endeavour: Season Seven
  2. The Good Place: The Complete Series
  3. Modern Family: The Complete Series
  4. Doctor Who: Season 12
  5. The Expanse: Season 4
  6. Black Lightning: The Complete Second Season
  7. Black Lightning: The Complete Third Season
  8. Stargirl: The Complete First Season
  9. Mission: Impossible: The Complete Series
  10. Gunsmoke: The Complete Series 65th Anniversary Set
  11. Gunsmoke: The Movies
  12. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Season 1
  13. Swamp Thing: The Complete Series
  14. Star Trek Picard: Season 1
  15. The Twilight Zone: Season 1

One more list is up to finish up this year’s lists.  That list is the year’s top new re-issues.  Stay tuned for that.

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Ricky Byrd Announces Release Date, Specs For New LP

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Famed singer-songwriter Ricky Byrd will release his new album next month.

Byrd, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, is scheduled to release his new album Sobering Times Sept. 25 through Kayos Records.  Pre-orders are open now.

The 12-song record comes approximately three years after the release of his then most recent album Clean Getaway (2017).  According to information presented about the forthcoming album, its lyrical and musical content is meant to continue promoting the message of hope in recovering from addiction that was also presented in the noted 2017 album.

Bob Stander, who co-produced Clean Getaway alongside Byrd, joins him again on this record, handling percussion and bass on this record.  Also joining Byrd for the album are Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes) on keyboards, accordion, and backing vocals; Steve Holley (Wings, Ian Hunter, Joe Cocker) on drums; Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel) on drums; Rich Pagano (The Fab Faux), Thommy Price (Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Mink DeVille), and Christine “The Beehive Queen” Ohlman (Saturday Night Live band).

Additionally, Richie Supa and Willie Nile join Byrd for a pair of duets — ‘I Come Back Stronger’ and ‘Recover Me’ — as well as Emily Duff on ‘Ain’t Gonna Live Like That.’  Duff also wrote the noted song.

Along with the noted duets, Byrd’s new album will also features a cover of Merle Haggard’s ‘The Bottle Let Me Down.’

The track listing for Sobering Times is noted below.

1.) Quittin’ Time (Again)
2.) Together
3.) Hear My Song
4.) Tired
5.) I Come Back Stronger
6.) Starlit Night
7.) Recover Me (feat. Willie Nile)
8.) Ain’t Gonna Live Like That
9.) Pour Me
10.) The Bottle Let Me Down
11.) Life Is Good
12.) Just Like You

More information on Ricky Byrd’s new album is available along with all of his latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.RickyByrd.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ricky.byrd1

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Byrdman20

 

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Ice-T Scheduled To Appear Tonight On NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’

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Body Count front man Ice-T will appear tonight on The Tonight Show.

Ice-T’s appearance is part of an ongoing push to promote the band’s latest album Carnivore, which produced the single ‘Thee Critical Beatdown‘ last week.  The debut of the new song  and video’s comes more than two months after the band debuted its then latest single ‘Point The Finger.’

The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT on NBC.

Carnivore is available now on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.  It is also available to stream and download here.

 

  • Ltd. Deluxe 2CD Box Set (incl. bonus tracks, beanie, metallic logo pin, poster & instrumental CD)
  • Ltd. CD Digipak
  • Ltd. Gatefold LP+CD & LP-Booklet & Poster (incl. bonus track; various colored variants)

 

Carnivore‘s track listing is noted below.

 

Carnivore Tracklist:
  1. Carnivore
  2. Point The Finger (feat. Riley Gale)
  3. Bum – Rush
  4. Ace Of Spades
  5. Another Level (feat. Jamey Jasta)
  6. Colors – 2020
  7. No Remorse
  8. When I’m Gone (feat. Amy Lee)
  9. Thee Critical Beatdown
  10. The Hate Is Real
  11. 6 In Tha Morning – 2020 – Unreleased Demo*
  12. No Lives Matter – Live in Australia 2017**
  13. Black Hoodie – Live in Australia 2017**

(*) Bonus Track (available on Ltd. LP and Ltd. 2CD Box Set)
(**) Bonus Track (only available on 2CD Box Set)

In other news, Body Count also recently released a re-worked take of its song ‘No Lives Matter‘ from its 2017 album Bloodlust.  The band has also launched the sale of a limited edition t-shirt to benefit The Innocence Project and The RightWay Foundation.

The Innocence Project works to exonerate people who have been falsely incarcerated through DNA testing and criminal justice reform efforts.  It was founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law. According to information on the agency’s official website, 367 people nationwide have been exonerated by The Innocence Project through its efforts, and 21 of those people were on death row.

The RightWay Foundation foster care agencies to help young people who are caught in the foster system have better lives.

More information on Ice-T’s appearance on The Tonight Show, Body Count’s new charity effort and its latest news is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://www.bodycountband.com

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/BodyCountBand

 

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Greg Lato Announces Release Date For His Debut Family Music Album

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Family entertainer Greg Lato will release his new album this summer.

Lato is scheduled to release Create My Own World July 24 through GLM.  The album is Lato’s debut family music offering.

Create My Own World features musical arrangements whose influences reach as far back as the 1970s and as recent as the 2000s.  According to information provided about the record, ‘I Can’t Find My Sock,’ which is one of the album’s 12 songs, features an influence from 1970s era Badfinger/Todd Rundgren/Elton John sounds.

The noted information states the album’s title track exhibits an influence from music made popular in the 1980s, but does not specify if that means 80s rock or pop.  The album’s title brings audiences into the 21st century with its EDM-infused, the noted information additionally states.  It adds, the song ‘Hi Gene’ could be used for any movie helmed by famed director John Hughes.

Along with the musical numbers, the record also features four spoken word presentations.  As an added bonus, family entertainer Bill Harley joins Lato on ‘Two Slow Snails.’

Greg Lato has spent his career composing music through a variety of outlets.  He has composed music for film and television, and most recently co-wrote with Billy Gilman, runner up on the 11th season of NBC’s hit singing competition show The Voice.

Lato has four grown-up albums under his belt in the form of Monday Morning Breakdown (2009), Do The Best With What I Got (2010), Lato & The NeversFire Between Us (2016) and Cassetting Son (2018).

More information on Greg Lato’s upcoming album is available along with all of his latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.greglato.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/greglatomusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/greglatomusic

 

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Alexandra Kay Debuts New Single, ‘Dive Bar Dreamer’

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Country musician and reality TV star Alexandra Kay released her latest single this month.

Kay released her new single ‘Dive Bar Dreamer’ April 3.  The song is availabel to stream and download through various platforms here.  The song’s musical arrangement is a flowing ballad that is founded in its subtle guitar work, its drums and Kay’s own vocal delivery.  The song’s lyrical content is autobiographical, according to Kay, who shared the story behind the song in a video that she posted to her official YouTube channel.

Kay stressed in her video, that the song is meant to inspire listeners not to give up on anything in life, saying in part, “This song is not just for songwriters.  This song is for everybody.  If you have a dream.  If you have something that you’re reaching for that’s bigger than what you ever could have imagined, if you want more out of your life, if you keep getting knocked down, picking yourself back up, getting knocked back down again, picking yourself back up, this song is for you.  It’s about you.  It’s about your life.”

Alexandra Kay has risen to fame as a contestant on NBC’s singing competition The Voice as well as one of the stars of the Netflix series Westside.

More information on Alexandra Kay’s new single is available online along with all of her latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.alexandrakayofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alexandrakaymusic1

Twitter: http://twitter.com/_alexandrakay

 

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Black Violin Debuts ‘One Step’ Video

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Black Violin debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The duo — Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste — debuted the video for its new single ‘One Step’ Friday through The Root.  The song, which features three story lines — one about school shootings, another about the issue of immigration, and the third about police brutality — is taken from the duo’s 2019 album Take The Stairs.

Marcus talked about the song during his interview with the staff of The Root.

“‘One Step’ intends to take the audience on an emotional ride and inspire them to think about a hopeful future,” he said.  “Every moment of the video touches on subjects with which we are familiar.  Both me and Wil are first-generation American citizens and have firsthand experience with our country’s immigration system.  Wil immigrated to the United states as a child and has experience with being mistreated by our broken system.”

The debut of Black Violin’s new video Friday coincided with the second anniversary of the fatal shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Marcus, who is related to a student at the school, talked about that in relation to the duo’s new song and video.

“I grew up 10 minutes from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and had a family member in class during the assault in 2018,” he said.  “Children deserve to be protected, yet our society chooses to turn a blind eye to the rights and lives of our youngest citizens.  If artists like us remain quiet, and don’t use our platforms to at least keep the conversation going, then we are doing a disservice to our community.  this video is a reflection of the current world around us.  The question is: How will we change it for the better?”

Baptiste expanded on Marcus’ comments.

“in so many different capacities, our humanity is challenged at every turn,” he said.  “How we combat the revolving loss of our you ones will solely depend on us.  the HOPE is that we will accept our individual roles.  We will need each other in order to accomplish this task, which at times, may seem impossible.  it starts with being comfortable with the mirror.  We have to be truly willing to accept the past in order to move toward a beautiful future.  I believe the impossible is possible.”

In an effort to make the impossible possible, Black Violin launched the nonprofit organization Black Violin Foundation Inc. last year.  The agency works to empower young people by providing access to quality music programs in their communities.

‘One Step’ is the second single to be released from Take The Stairs.  The duo debuted the album’s lead single ‘Showoff‘ Aug. 23.  The pair performed the song live on NBC’s Today Show in December.

Take The Stairs‘ track listing is noted below.

 

Tracklisting:
1. Rise
2. One Step
3. Showoff
4. Unbreakable
5. Lost In The Garden
6. Serenade
7. Dreamer
8. Spaz
9. New Life
10. Al Green
11. Impossible Is Possible
12. A Way Home
13. Nimrod

Black Violin is in the midst of a tour in support of its new album.  The next stop on the pair’s tour is scheduled to take place Thursday in Tampa FL.  The tour’s upcoming schedule also features performances in cities, such as Wilmington, DE; Turlock, CA and Bend, OR.

Black Violin’s tour schedule is noted below.

 

 

Tour Dates:
2.20.20 – Tampa, FL – Straz Center for the Performing Arts
2.21.20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
2.27.20 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3.1.20 – Sacramento, CA – The Crest Theatre
3.3.20 – Turlock, CA – Turlock Community Theatre
3.5.20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
3.6.20 – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts
3.7.20 – Lancaster, CA – Lancaster Performing Arts Center
3.8.20 – Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
3.20.20 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center
3.24.20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
3.26.19 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
3.27.20 – Purchase, NY – PAC at Purchase College
3.29.20 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
3.31.20 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center
4.5.20 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Performing Arts Center
4.7.20 – Houston, TX – Jones Hall, Society for the Performing Arts
4.10.20 – Austin, TX – The Long Center for the Performing Arts
4.15.20 – Providence, RI – The Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4.16.20 – Quebec City, Canada – Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique
4.17.20 – Medford, MA – Chevalier Theatre
4.18.20 – Union, NJ – Wilkins Theatre at Kean University
5.3.20 – Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
5.5.20 – Yakima, WA – Capitol Theater
5.6.20 – Portland, OR – Portland’5 Keller Auditorium
5.7.20 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts
6.27.20 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
8.19.20 – Chautauqua, NY – Chautauqua Institution

More information on Black Violin’s performance, its new single, album and live dates is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://blackviolin.net

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/BlackViolinMusic

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/BlackViolin

 

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Black Violin Performs New Single Live On NBC’s ‘Today’ Show

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Hip-Hop violinist duo Black Violin performed its new single live on NBC’s Today show this week.

The duo, Kev Marcus and Will Baptiste, performed its new single ‘Showoff‘ during the program’s “3rd Hour” programming block.  The song is featured in the pair’s new album Take The Stairs, which was released last month through Di-versatile Music Group LLC.  The album’s track listing is noted below.

Tracklisting:
1. Rise
2. One Step
3. Showoff
4. Unbreakable
5. Lost In The Garden
6. Serenade
7. Dreamer
8. Spaz
9. New Life
10. Al Green
11. Impossible Is Possible
12. A Way Home
13. Nimrod

Black Violin will hit the road in support of Take The Stairs starting next month starting Jan. 14 in Denver, CO.  The expansive tour is scheduled to run through Aug. 19 in Chautauqua, NY.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Escondido, CA; Macon, GA and Logan, UT.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Tour Dates:
1.14.20 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater Denver
1.16.20 – Idaho Falls, ID – Colonial Theater
1.17.20 – Logan, UT – Cache Valley Center for the Arts
1.18.20 – Durango, CO – Fort Lewis College Concert Hall
1.20.20 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theater
1.21.20 – Salt Lake, UT – Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah
1.28.20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Granada Theatre – USB Arts & Lectures
1.29.20 – Las Vegas, NV – UNLV Performing Arts Center
1.30.20 – Tucson, AZ – University of Arizona Centennial Hall
1.31.20 – Chandler, AZ – Chandler Center for the Arts
2.1.20 – Wickenburg, AZ – Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts
2.8.20 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr Theatre – Dr. Philips Center
2.12.20 – Fort Myers, FL – Barbra B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
2.13.20 – Tallahassee, FL – Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
2.14.20 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
2.15.20 – Macon, GA – Hargray Capitol Theater
2.20.20 – Tampa, FL – Straz Center for the Performing Arts
2.21.20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
2.27.20 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3.1.20 – Sacramento, CA – The Crest Theatre
3.3.20 – Turlock, CA – Turlock Community Theatre
3.5.20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
3.6.20 – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts
3.7.20 – Lancaster, CA – Lancaster Performing Arts Center
3.8.20 – Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
3.20.20 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center
3.24.20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
3.26.19 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
3.27.20 – Purchase, NY – PAC at Purchase College
3.29.20 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
3.31.20 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center
4.5.20 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Performing Arts Center
4.7.20 – Houston, TX – Jones Hall, Society for the Performing Arts
4.10.20 – Austin, TX – The Long Center for the Performing Arts
4.15.20 – Providence, RI – The Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4.16.20 – Quebec City, Canada – Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique
4.17.20 – Medford, MA – Chevalier Theatre
4.18.20 – Union, NJ – Wilkins Theatre at Kean University
5.3.20 – Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
5.5.20 – Yakima, WA – Capitol Theater
5.6.20 – Portland, OR – Portland’5 Keller Auditorium
5.7.20 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts
6.27.20 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
8.19.20 – Chautauqua, NY – Chautauqua Institution

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