singer songwriter – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:07:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://michaeldorf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/default1.png singer songwriter – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ 32 32 Rising Country Songwriter and Performer Dallas Remington Announces New Single “Dirty Roses” https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-announces-new-single-dirty-roses/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-announces-new-single-dirty-roses/ NASHVILLE, TENN. –– Rising country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington pulls no punches with his new single, “dirty roses.” Valentine’s Day is over, all the chocolate has been eaten and most of the flowers are dead. Dallas Remington released a song for everyone whose happy, loving relationships and Cupid-induced infatuations have also since died. “You […]]]>

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Rising country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington pulls no punches with his new single, “dirty roses.” Valentine’s Day is over, all the chocolate has been eaten and most of the flowers are dead. Dallas Remington released a song for everyone whose happy, loving relationships and Cupid-induced infatuations have also since died. “You played in the mud and everyone knows it, so don’t give me ‘Dirty Roses’. This almost punk rock country song is an upbeat and fierce anthem telling all those cheaters and bad guys to get lost. “Dirty Roses” was co-written by Nancy Deckant and Eric Mallona and Dallas Remington. The gritty, assertive song was recorded at Claw Sound Studios, produced by Corey Lawson and mastered by Harold Larue Mastering.

David Ryan played drums and percussion on the project, while Corey Lawson provided bass, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, keys and background vocals. “Dirty Roses” is available on all digital streaming and download platforms at https://smarturl.it/dirtyroses.

Are you sorry, or just sorry that you got caught?
You want forgiveness, but that’s something I don’t have
Did you really think that I would never find you
No cheap excuse 2 for 3 will ever help you now

So don’t give me dirty roses
Dude your door is closing
They ain’t pretty enough to cover the damage you’ve done
There is no second chance
Say hello to your consequences
You played in the mud and everyone knows it
Don’t give me dirty roses

I’m not sorry for hating the color red
Just like us they don’t make sense and soon they’ll be dead
‘Cause you’re the one, the one who dug the grave
Even if I tried, to keep them alive, the thorns cut anyway…”

“Sometimes being good doesn’t make up for being bad and that’s exactly what we meant when we wrote ‘Dirty Roses!’ This song is so much fun live and our studio band captured it perfectly with this almost punk-rock country anthem! Y’all ride it!” Dallas Remington exclaimed.

Co-writer Nancy Deckant shared, “When we were working on the song, I remember thinking, ‘Sometimes there are things you just need to say without worrying about how they come out. Thank you ‘Dirty Roses’ for coming into the writer’s room today. You have come to the right place.”

Follow Dallas Remington on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow all his latest videos by subscribing to his YouTube.

Dallas Remington’s music is available on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music and Amazon Music.

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Local singer/songwriter/singer Juliet Lloyd writes new song with all proceeds benefiting Drama Lab School of Dramatic Arts https://michaeldorf.org/local-singer-songwriter-singer-juliet-lloyd-writes-new-song-with-all-proceeds-benefiting-drama-lab-school-of-dramatic-arts/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 20:04:09 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/local-singer-songwriter-singer-juliet-lloyd-writes-new-song-with-all-proceeds-benefiting-drama-lab-school-of-dramatic-arts/ Juliet Lloyd Who says people don’t give back during this pandemic? The local singer/songwriter/actress is doing just that with the release of “Ghost Light.” It’s a song written about the struggles theaters around the world are having as the pandemic continues. All proceeds from the song go to the top arts institution in the area […]]]>
Juliet Lloyd

Who says people don’t give back during this pandemic? The local singer/songwriter/actress is doing just that with the release of “Ghost Light.” It’s a song written about the struggles theaters around the world are having as the pandemic continues.

All proceeds from the song go to the top arts institution in the area known as The Theater Lab School of The Dramatic Arts. The organization will celebrate 30 years of greatness this year.

Ms Lloyd is a 2018 graduate of the prestigious Theater Lab Acting Conservatory program and also starred in their production of If so in the role created by Idina Menzel.

His original music can be heard on all popular streaming platforms.

Scroll down to the official music video for “Ghost Light” and consider either purchasing the song or donating directly to The Theater Lab School of The Dramatic Arts.

Juliet Lloyd’s talents and heart are the kind of things that make things a little easier for everyone in the arts industry. I think you’ll agree that “Ghost Light” captures what our industry has endured, but as the song says “We’re still here!”

When during the pandemic did the idea for “Ghost Light” come to you?

That was a little over a year ago, so around the time everything was pretty much still completely shut down and had been for some time. I had seen friends sharing images of scenes with the ghost lights on and was so struck by the imagery and what it symbolizes.

How long did it take you between the initial idea and the recording of the final song?

The song practically wrote itself! I love when this happens. It took maybe a few hours to work on the piano, then I had to see it again a few days later to finish the second verse (which is still my nemesis when writing). I sat on the song for a long time and only played it a few times at concerts. I only ended up recording it in October of last year, after performing it at a neighborhood concert and asking a neighbor to tell me how much he liked the song. I thought – maybe there is something here? And then it took another few months to decide how to release it and, more importantly, that I also wanted to make a video for it. We filmed the video in January and February.

BWW News: Local singer/songwriter/performer Juliet Lloyd writes new song with all proceeds benefiting Drama Lab School of Dramatic Arts
Juliet Lloyd in the 2018 Theater Lab School of the Dramatic Arts production of If so.
Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

Why did you decide to donate all proceeds from the song to The Theater Lab School of The Dramatic Arts?

Theater Lab has played an important role in my development as a performer since I started taking classes there almost 10 years ago. I love everything about the organization and what they do – and I’m more than happy to do whatever I can to support them and the work they do to make transformational theater experiences accessible to everyone in our community. I think having gone nearly two years without theater or live music makes us all more aware of the importance of the arts (and experiencing them together) – so it’s even more important that we support organizations that make this possible.

What is your ultimate dream for this song?

First, it is a source of inspiration and hope for my fellow performers and creatives. Two – that it gets a million streams so I can make a substantial donation to the Theater Lab. And 3 – to perform this song on stage at the Tony Awards. (which would greatly contribute to the fulfillment of dreams #1 and #2!)

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Jesús Moreno dead, the musical artist “El Rey del Pasaje”, https://michaeldorf.org/jesus-moreno-dead-the-musical-artist-el-rey-del-pasaje/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 01:56:23 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/jesus-moreno-dead-the-musical-artist-el-rey-del-pasaje/ The Venezuelan singer-songwriter llanera has died. #Jesús Moreno known artistically as #ElReydelPasaje, a figure who occupied a place of high recognition for his successes on the Colombian-Venezuelan stages. It is with deep regret that I dismiss a great artist, an icon of the folklore of our plain. Fly high Don Jesús Moreno “The King of […]]]>

The Venezuelan singer-songwriter llanera has died. #Jesús Moreno known artistically as #ElReydelPasaje, a figure who occupied a place of high recognition for his successes on the Colombian-Venezuelan stages.

It is with deep regret that I dismiss a great artist, an icon of the folklore of our plain. Fly high Don Jesús Moreno “The King of the Passage”. You left a beautiful legacy with more than 50 years of career, your words will be sown in the soul of the plainsman.

Mr. Jesús Moreno, popularly known as “The King of the Waters”, was born on March 18, 1950 in Saman, Apure. His parents were José Gregorio Moreno and Catalina Salazar de Moreno, the eldest of seven siblings.

From an early age, Jesús Moreno was interested in the tasks of the plain, such as milking, horseback riding and other activities. In 1972 he decided to study as a mechanical industrial technician, and later he specialized in industrial machinery, at the age of 24 he was already an ordinary technician.

The origin of his pseudonym “The King of the Pass” is due to the initiative of journalist Gloria Álvarez, who believed that Mr. Jesús Moreno should have a stage name, which is also the title of the album he has exited.

From hobby to success

The music of Jesús Moreno was born in his adolescence. In 1968, at the age of 17, he began to sing as an amateur in all the llanera parties he met, in the program “Fiesta Llanera” which played La voz de Apure.

He stayed there for about two years, translating the songs of Francisco Montoya, when he was one of the most performed singers.

His first recording dates back to 1970, when Mr. Saberio Graterol, owner of Lolimar Records, heard him and at that time he recorded the songs: “Que te perdone el diablo” and “Mi wish”, these became a great success . . on a national level

That same year, Moreno managed to position himself as “El Rey del Pasaje”, a nickname coined by the owner of the company he worked for, Evelio Álvarez. Later, Jesús Moreno released his next album, titled “El Rey del Pasaje”.

One of his many hits was called “Punto Final” by composer Tissot Silva. Apureño was named cultural heritage on August 6, 2006 for his career.

During his artistic career, Jesús Moreno has released many hits such as: “Friends, girlfriends and lovers”, “The only one”, “Love me forever”, etc.

Don Jesús Moreno has a career spanning over 50 years in the art world, receiving numerous awards including: “Fortín de Oro”, “Cucarachero de Oro”, “Naiguatá de Oro”, “Torreón de Oro” and Diamante “, “Alma Llanera” “Honourable mention.

Since 2020, Jesús Moreno has been preparing his next musical project, a song dedicated to “El Rey de Reyes” with very special songs by great composers such as: Tirso Silva, Simón Enrique Hidalgo, Terry José Herrera and more. .

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Stephanie Varone, public figure and performer – longtime resident of Plymouth, MN on HBO Max Reality Show, “MY MOM, YOUR DAD” https://michaeldorf.org/stephanie-varone-public-figure-and-performer-longtime-resident-of-plymouth-mn-on-hbo-max-reality-show-my-mom-your-dad/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 00:45:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/stephanie-varone-public-figure-and-performer-longtime-resident-of-plymouth-mn-on-hbo-max-reality-show-my-mom-your-dad/ Stephanie Varone – Press Photo – Performer, Public Figure Stephanie Varone, cast member of the HBO Max Reality series, “My Mom, Your Dad” Stephanie Varone, Brennen Varone – cast members of the HBO Max Reality series, “My Mom, Your Dad” MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wayzata High School grad and USAF veteran […]]]>

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Stephanie Varone, cast member of the HBO Max Reality series,

Stephanie Varone, cast member of the HBO Max Reality series, “My Mom, Your Dad”

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Stephanie Varone, Brennen Varone – cast members of the HBO Max Reality series, “My Mom, Your Dad”

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wayzata High School grad and USAF veteran Stephanie Varone and son Brennen shake things up in the current hit, HBOMax Original reality dating series MY MOM, YOUR DAD, hosted by Emmy®-nominated stand-up actress and comedian Yvonne Orji (“Insecure” from HBO), debuts all eight episodes on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Produced by ITV Entertainment (“Love Island,” “Queer Eye”), the series format was created by Haley Daniels and Greg Daniels (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”) for their first unscripted TV series, starring Sam Dean (Max Originals “FBOY Island” and “12 Dates of Christmas “, “Love Is Blind”) as showrunner.

MY MOM, YOUR DAD follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their college-aged children for a second chance at love. The parents move into a house together, unaware that their adult children are just down the street and live in a second house, monitoring their every move through hidden cameras and manipulating their encounters. From humorous cringe moments to heartwarming confessions, kids will see their parents in a whole new light as they get to choose who they’ll be paired up with on one-on-one dates, and who can join the Thanksgiving family for years to come.

MY MOM, YOUR DAD is produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment in association with Rombola Entertainment. Executive producers are Greg Daniels and Haley Daniels, David Eilenberg, Simon Thomas, Bernie Schaeffer, and showrunner Sam Dean.

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MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY OF STEPHANIE VARONE (Music CV: https://www.stephanievarone.com/credits )

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Stephanie Varone is a singer, songwriter, performer and public figure. She combines her earthy old school roots with a love of country, pop, classic rock and soulful blues.

From early childhood, Stephanie knew she was born to be a professional singer. She received her first salary at age 16 singing a jingle for a local radio station in Kansas City. Her passion and diligence led her to pursue a career in the music industry. Stephanie then created an EP and performed two of her original songs on the Grand Ole Opry, receiving a standing ovation, which was featured on NBC and TNN.

Noted for her powerful voice and ability to inspire others with her music, Stephanie has gained tremendous momentum and notoriety as a singer-songwriter. On the strength of her success, she created her first self-titled album, in collaboration with producers Michael Bland and Tommy Barbarella, both members of “Prince and the New Power Generation”, and respectively the best in the industry. His CD generated a lot of interest in the Midwest and abroad.

Stephanie shares her musical talents on the national anthem circuit. Traveling the Midwest and across the country, she had the honor of playing for the NFL, NBA, American Football and MLB, including 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs during their winning season.

Additionally, Stephanie continues to draw crowds as the owner and current singer of “Starlette’s Web”, which pays homage to women in pop, rock, country and groove from the 80s to today. Her live performances are always full of energy and inspiration, whether she’s performing at a truck stop, a festival or performing the national anthem in a packed stadium of 60,000 fans. Stephanie’s goal for each performance is to strike a chord with her audience, exuding her soulful talent and infectious passion for all to hear, feel and enjoy.

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Let’s Talk Guthrie County – Damon Dotson Music Artist | Raccoon Valley Radio https://michaeldorf.org/lets-talk-guthrie-county-damon-dotson-music-artist-raccoon-valley-radio/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:38:34 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/lets-talk-guthrie-county-damon-dotson-music-artist-raccoon-valley-radio/ Let’s Talk Guthrie County – Damon Dotson Music Artist | Raccoon Valley Radio – The one to rely on A musical artist from Iowa is coming to perform at the Casey Community Center this weekend. Damon Dotson is a country rock singer and songwriter with albums that have reached the top 25 on the I-tunes […]]]>



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A musical artist from Iowa is coming to perform at the Casey Community Center this weekend.

Damon Dotson is a country rock singer and songwriter with albums that have reached the top 25 on the I-tunes charts.

For those interested, admission is $25 on Saturdays with the event starting at 6:30 p.m. with light appetizers, a cash bar, and a silent auction. Then Dotson will perform at 8 p.m. For more information, click on the link below.

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Rising Country Songwriter and Performer Dallas Remington Releases “One Night Rodeo” https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-releases-one-night-rodeo/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:35:13 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-releases-one-night-rodeo/ NASHVILLE, TENN. – (January 14, 2022) – Rising Country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington, known for her energy and ambition, has released a new single, “One night rodeoto digital music platforms. The song was written by Dallas Remington, Marc Narmore and Kasey Tyndall. Production, engineering and mixing were done by Corey Lawson at Claw Sound […]]]>

NASHVILLE, TENN. – (January 14, 2022) – Rising Country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington, known for her energy and ambition, has released a new single, “One night rodeoto digital music platforms. The song was written by Dallas Remington, Marc Narmore and Kasey Tyndall. Production, engineering and mixing were done by Corey Lawson at Claw Sound Studios with the mastering of Harold Larue To master. The project’s studio musicians included drums and percussion from David Ryan, bass, electric guitar, acoustic, keyboards and mandolin by Corey Lawson, dobro and pedal steel were played by Kyle Everson and background vocals were added by Corey Lawson. “One Night Rodeo” is available on all digital streaming and download platforms at smarturl.it/onenightrodeo.

Photo credit: Landon Wilkening – Lost Lake Co

“That stetson might have bought you
A night in Abilene
I bet you knew how to sell that smile
Down in New Orleans
Any girl would go crazy
If they saw you in Cheyenne
With just a hey honey they would be
In the palm of your hand

You could spread that charm from town to town
But once you’ve tasted it, you’ll want to settle down

‘Cause I’m not a stop
Truck and trailer leaving with the sun
You think you will but you won’t forget me
As fast as horses run
There’s no first place, behind closed doors
Rope me then let me go
Yeah you could be a cowboy
But I’m not a One Night Rodeo…”

“I got lucky and was able to help string it together and have a big hit with two snipers, Dallas Remington and Kasey Tyndall,” shared co-writer Mark Narmore.

“In March 2020 my band and I performed at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. The next morning, the Covid pandemic put an end to the rest of the rodeo. After I got back to Nashville, I thought, “We had a One Night Rodeo.” I immediately wrote that, knowing that it had to be a song. I passed the idea on to my friends Mark and Kasey via Zoom, and the rest is history. Of all the songs I’ve written over the past two years, I always come back to this one as one of my favorites. I’m so excited for the world to hear it! Dallas Remington exclaimed.

Does a Cowboy Casanova finally meet his match in this new Dallas Remington single? It seems like every girl these days wants to find herself a cowboy. Dallas Remington is no exception to this, but it has a message for all cowboys. “You may be a cowboy, but I’m not a One Night Rodeo”.

Follow Dallas on social media on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to videos on his YouTube

Dallas Remington’s music is available on all digital platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music and Amazon Music.

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Performer-producer Williams praised COVID’s ‘kick in the pants’ https://michaeldorf.org/performer-producer-williams-praised-covids-kick-in-the-pants/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 14:30:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/performer-producer-williams-praised-covids-kick-in-the-pants/ Almost all professional musicians around the world have faced the dearth of performing opportunities over the past 22 months. It meant no extra income, no chance to put new material to the test, and none of that special exchange of energy with an audience that can make even the most humble of concerts worth it. […]]]>


Almost all professional musicians around the world have faced the dearth of performing opportunities over the past 22 months. It meant no extra income, no chance to put new material to the test, and none of that special exchange of energy with an audience that can make even the most humble of concerts worth it.

Singer-songwriter, producer and new Sunshine Coast resident Susana Williams has also missed out on that potential, but she’s not complaining about the pandemic.

“COVID kind of kicked me in the pants to look for other ways to continue to be creative and to continue to connect with people,” Williams said in an interview ahead of his appearance with his wife. flamenco dancer, Andrea Williams, at Roberts Creek Legion on December 17th. “I found myself in a position where I had to find ways to continue to be creative that didn’t depend on the traditional way of doing business. “

The traditional way for Williams, in addition to solo performances, meant playing with the popular Latin jazz orchestra Goma Dura and leading the group Rumba Calzada, which she still does.

“During COVID, I co-produced one of my albums, produced an EP (extended play recording), and produced an artist here on the coast. I started composing music for film and television, and got signed to a company in Australia (music distributor Melodie Ltd.), ”Williams said.

Williams’ own album, “We’re a Memory”, is his third as a solo artist and was released in June. In November, Sechelt teacher and singer-songwriter Mariel Yglesias released “La Distancia”, a five-song EP produced by Williams and now on Spotify. This was news Yglesias was eager to share in an email to Coast Reporter.

“You would assume that creating and releasing an album in Sechelt is not easy and that you would have to find producers in Vancouver,” Yglesias wrote. “[Williams] is not just a producer… she trains people to “come out of the closet” with their art and guides them until they are ready to take their music to the world. “

Williams built her home studio in ts’ukw’um (Wilson Creek) after she and Andrea moved to the coast in February. “The Sunshine Coast just ticked all the boxes for us,” she said. “It’s a place where I feel much more peaceful. It creates a lot more space not only personal, but also spiritual, instead of constantly feeling stressed. “

Williams emigrated to Vancouver from her native Venezuela, where she began writing arias and singing professionally in bands at the age of 13. She built a flourishing career there for almost 10 years before personal and political circumstances forced her to leave her native country with her young daughter. It was a more difficult transition than she expected.

“The hardest thing to give up was my music. I naively thought that I was going to be able to move here [and bring] everything I had done, ”Williams recalls. Instead, coming to Canada wasn’t just back to square one, she said, “it was square zero”. She is way past those days now.

“I’m working on my fourth solo album, and it’s coming out next year,” Williams said. “And I have a lot of shows coming up. I already have three shows in Vancouver in January. I’m leaving for Europe for three weeks and then I already have shows in Vancouver also in March.

The next opportunity for Coast audiences to hear Williams will be at an upcoming jazz night on Thursday at the Creek Legion over the winter.


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Q’orianka Kilcher portrays Chickasaw’s performer and historical figure in the film ‘Te Ata’ | Local news https://michaeldorf.org/qorianka-kilcher-portrays-chickasaws-performer-and-historical-figure-in-the-film-te-ata-local-news/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 13:15:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/qorianka-kilcher-portrays-chickasaws-performer-and-historical-figure-in-the-film-te-ata-local-news/ Mary Frances “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher embraced her culture and heritage across cultural barriers and became one of the greatest American performers of all time. To tell their story on film, Chickasaw Nation Productions needed someone who embodies many of the same talents and characteristics as artist Chickasaw. Q’orianka Kilcher was a natural fit for […]]]>


Mary Frances “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher embraced her culture and heritage across cultural barriers and became one of the greatest American performers of all time.

To tell their story on film, Chickasaw Nation Productions needed someone who embodies many of the same talents and characteristics as artist Chickasaw. Q’orianka Kilcher was a natural fit for “Bearer of the Morning”.

Q’orianka Kilcher

At the age of 14, Kilcher played Pocahontas alongside Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick’s Oscar nominated film “The New World,” an epic about the meeting between English and American society in the early years. 1600.

Some of Kilcher’s other credits include the title role in “Princess Kaiulani”, the award-winning “Sons of Anarchy” TV show, as well as “Longmire,” “Shouting Secrets,” “Firelight,” “Neverland” and “Yellowstone. Kilcher both starred in and produced the movie “The Power of Few”.

In addition to acting, Kilcher is an accomplished singer and songwriter, as well as a committed human rights and environmental activist and organizer. She has used her public voice to advocate for the voiceless and many of today’s most important and relevant causes and issues.

His philanthropic and advocacy work has earned him numerous national and international nominations, awards and accolades, including the Young Hollywood Green Award, the Gandhi Award and the prestigious Brower Youth Award.

Since the age of 16, Kilcher has maintained a commitment to Indigenous rights and activism for environmental justice, as well as grassroots organizing. His character and his dedicated work for Indigenous rights and environmental justice in the Amazon was one of James Cameron’s original inspirations in creating his lead character “Neytiri” for his hit film “Avatar”. Her activism has also won the respect of many notable indigenous leaders such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu, Bolivian President Evo Morales and indigenous leader Alberto Pizango.

Kilcher frequently lends her fame, voice and energy as a spokesperson and contributor to many notable organizations, such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Amazon Watch and AIDESEP. She has spoken on a wide range of topics at international conferences and panels, including the Harvard Leadership Conference, the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the International Youth Media Summit, the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), Women’s Rights by Amnesty International. and conferences on youth leadership in various countries.

Kilcher is the founder of the on-Q Initiative, Youth4Truth media and Action Hero Network, a collaboration of many small organizations, projects and “Everyday Action Heroes” within our communities who she believes are the real frontline soldiers for change. effective. In his spare time Kilcher enjoys making music and is currently recording a much anticipated album of his original songs.

The story of Te Ata

Born in Indian Territory and raised in the songs and stories of her Chickasaw culture, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling has taken her through isolation, discovery, love and a career on stage that has resulted in performances for a President of the United States, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she has shared, none is more inspiring than her own.

Mary Thompson Fisher was born on December 3, 1895, near Emet, Oklahoma. Fisher later took the stage name and became well known as “Te Ata”, which means “morning porter”. A citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Te Ata was an accomplished actor and storyteller of early American stories.

At the start of her 60-plus-year career, she presented a unique one-woman show on the heritage and culture of early Americans in England and Scandinavia, at the White House for President Franklin Roosevelt, for the King and the Queen of Great Britain, and on stages across the United States.

Although Te Ata has worked as an actress and theater teacher, she is best known for her artistic interpretations of Indian stories and for her children’s book, which she co-authored.

Te Ata first learned the beauty and wisdom of First American culture from her father, Thomas, who told her a variety of First American stories, and from her mother, Bertie, who taught her useful plants and medicinal.

She attended Bloomfield Academy and graduated from Tishomingo High School. While it was unusual at the time for a woman to go to college, Te Ata got her mother’s support to attend the Oklahoma College for Women (OCW) in Chickasha.

Francis Dinsmore Davis, professor of drama and expression at OCW, recognized Te Ata’s talent and encouraged her to pursue a career in theater. After graduating in drama, Te Ata continued his education at the prestigious Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Te Ata then moved to New York City, where she appeared in several Broadway productions. Upon arriving in New York City, Te Ata stayed at the Three Arts Club, a boarding house for aspiring actresses. Most performances of Te Ata in the early 1930s were in summer camps for inner city children.

Te Ata rose to fame for telling the stories of early American tribes, not limited to her own Chickasaw stories. As her popularity grew and her performances became more frequent, other tribes sought her out to tell the stories of their heritage. Te Ata kissed them all.

Te Ata died on October 26, 1995 in Oklahoma City, although her legacy and influence on early American storytelling traditions continues to this day.

She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957 and the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 1990. Te Ata received the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award in 1975 and declared Oklahoma’s first “State Treasure” in 1987.

The film “Te Ata”, starring Q’orianka Kilcher, tells her story of breaking down cultural barriers and changing public perception during a historically rich career that spanned from the 1920s to the 1980s .

About “Te Ata” the feature film

“Te Ata” features a star cast including Kilcher; Graham Greene (“Dancing with the Wolves” and “Northern Exposure”); Gil Birmingham (“Twilight”, “Yellowstone” and “Hell or High Water”); Brigid Brannagh (“Army Wives” and “Runaways”); Mackenzie Astin (“Wyatt Earp”, “Windsor” and “Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher”); and Cindy Pickett, originally from Oklahoma (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Guiding Light”).

In 2014, the Chickasaw Nation began telling the story of Mary Francis “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher. This feature film made about his life depicts the events of Te Ata’s journey to glory.

The film follows the youth, education and career of Thompson, who married famous astronomer Dr. Clyde Fisher in 1933. He was curator at the American Museum of Natural History and later director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

“Te Ata” is now available to stream on Netflix.


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How to create an online music artist brand https://michaeldorf.org/how-to-create-an-online-music-artist-brand/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 21:22:53 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/how-to-create-an-online-music-artist-brand/ You might think of yourself as an artist, but if your goal is to get paid for your music, then you are a business and you should think of yourself as such. You might be totally unbranded as an artist, but that will also make you boring and forgettable. There is not a famous artist […]]]>


You might think of yourself as an artist, but if your goal is to get paid for your music, then you are a business and you should think of yourself as such. You might be totally unbranded as an artist, but that will also make you boring and forgettable. There is not a famous artist who does not manage his image or who does not have a brand. It’s an important part of building a fan base, and if you’re ultimately going to be successful, you’ll need to work on your brand first. Let’s take a look at how musical artists can build their brands online.

Identify your target audience

The first thing you will need to do is define who your target audience is. You need to know their age, what kind of groups or acts they belong to, whether they tend to live in rural areas or urban centers, etc. This will allow you to compose your post accordingly and give you an idea of ​​where you will be able to find them. You should also know what some of their core values ​​are. You don’t have to embrace all of the same values ​​as your target audience, but you don’t want to offend them later with your actions or positions.

Define your music

You should also clearly define your music before you start. You can decide to do progressive rock, techno, and rap at the same time, but you will have a hard time building a foundation that way. You will need to focus on a particular niche, build your brand around it, and maybe later you can incorporate other elements and genres into your music.

Learn how to write an artist biography

An artist biography might seem like a detail, but it’s actually one of the cornerstones of building a brand. If people have never met you, or if they have only heard a few bits of you, they’ll want to know more about you, and there aren’t many ways to tell them about you outside of a biography.

If you want to know how to write the biography of a musical artist, you should check out Pirate.com. They explain exactly how to write an artist biography but also why it is important to have a good biography these days. They list every item that should be in your bio so that you can make it look professional.

Create a website

Now that you have a bio, you can start to build a great looking website. Your bio should be one of the first things people see when they get there. People who have taken the time to visit your website are more interested in you than the average fan and allowing them to read your bio will let them know exactly what you stand for and if they can align with you. Write a good bio, and some people might start following you based on that fact alone.

Your site should also feature professional photography, so don’t call a friend of yours who you know has a nice camera to take pictures; instead, hire a professional. Along with good photos, your site should be clean and contain information like booking information, performance footage, and a few videos of you.

One type of video that you should consider adding to your website would be a question-and-answer session or an interview. Having a streamlined interview or Q&A on your page will allow your audience to connect even more with you and help build your brand.

Realize that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a website if you are strapped for cash. There are tons of website builders you can choose from and a lot of them are for artists. Squarespace, in particular, is a great platform for musical artists. It lets you create a professional looking website in no time with its drag and drop builder and tons of themes. This will give you a website that looks good enough until you can afford something better later on.

Work on your performance live

You could be the most talented writer, singer or songwriter in the world. If your live performance sucks, your brand will suffer. In fact, we can’t think of a way to build a brand or be a successful musical artist. without having a good live performance. This is why you will have to work on this aspect if you want to be successful in building a brand. You will need to practice more, but also watch what other artists in your genre are doing. Watch artists from the past that you admire for their live performance, and watch some of the things they do that you could fit into your number.

Obtain material

If you want to create a brand online you will need to focus on visual content. Whether it’s footage from your shows, shorts, or a vlog of you buying furniture from Target, it can all be used to build your brand. Visual content is what will keep you relevant, and the constant posting of content will keep you in the flow of your fans. If you can, try to find someone in your camp who can record you and put together as much footage as possible. You can then edit this sequence to create videos.

Play for free

We also suggest that you research as many opportunities to play for free as possible. One thing you could do would be to research small festivals across the country that resonate with your grassroots base. Music contests are another option. The more you get your name out there, the more opportunity you’ll have to show who you are as an artist and build your brand.

These are all things you will need to do if you want to build a brand as a musical artist. It will take a lot of work and dedication, but it will be worth it in the end, so stay focused.

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Kim Petras: “The dream comes true” to be the first transgender performer at the EMAs https://michaeldorf.org/kim-petras-the-dream-comes-true-to-be-the-first-transgender-performer-at-the-emas/ https://michaeldorf.org/kim-petras-the-dream-comes-true-to-be-the-first-transgender-performer-at-the-emas/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 14:39:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/kim-petras-the-dream-comes-true-to-be-the-first-transgender-performer-at-the-emas/ Kim Petras said it was “a dream come true” to be the first transgender performer at the MTV Music Awards. The German-born pop star will perform a track from her upcoming album at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday, November 14. MTV recently supported the venue for the awards despite […]]]>


Kim Petras said it was “a dream come true” to be the first transgender performer at the MTV Music Awards.

The German-born pop star will perform a track from her upcoming album at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday, November 14.

MTV recently supported the venue for the awards despite the country’s recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBT.

Petras said: “I’m super excited. I’ve watched EMAs since I was a kid. I grew up in Germany and it was a big deal for me when they happened.

“And being the first transgender artist out there is very surreal for me and very amazing because I never remember seeing a transgender pop star at EMAs when I was a kid and so it’s a dream come true, that ‘ is a complete moment. “

The 29-year-old described the song she will perform as “super pop, great out there and fun” – which she says is all in its “essence.”

She added: “And I just hope it can bring joy to the people watching it and it can make people feel like they are not alone because with the censorship of LGBTQ media in Hungary , I think it’s so powerful that I get to play it and can show who I am and I’m not censored, and MTV fought for that and I’m proud, I’m really excited.

Petras also explained how she has seen progress for LGBT rights over the past few years, saying, “I love the LGBTQ community, have been a part of it since I was a child, and I think a lot of changes happened over the last few years in America, Germany, about the fact that gender just wasn’t a big deal.

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“And I just want to be one of the people who don’t judge people so much, people can live as they want to live, and it’s not banned or censored.

“I just think it’s an upside down way of thinking and I want to be a part of liberating people to be themselves and be brave enough to be themselves because I am someone who felt like I had to hide when I was a kid. “

The singer-songwriter, who was a freelance artist for four years and has now signed with Republic Records, credits RuPaul Charles with being an inspiration to her as she grew up, describing them as a “ray. of light and hope for so many members of the LGBTQ community ”.

Other artists attending the EMA ceremony will include Eurovision 2021 laureates Maneskin and Colombian singer Maluma.

– The MTV EMA 2021 will air on MTV UK on Sunday November 14 at 9 p.m. GMT.


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