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Friday, May 17, 2019


The Recording Academy™ Board of Trustees has appointed Deborah Dugan as the next President/CEO of the Recording Academy, the leading society of performers, musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals, and the organization behind the annual GRAMMY Awards®. The appointment was announced today by John Poppo, Chair of the Board.

"I'm honored, humbled, and ready," said incoming Recording Academy President/CEO Dugan. "The goal of the Recording Academy is to support, encourage, and advocate for those within the music community. I will listen to and champion all of those individuals, and lead this iconic organization into the future. I'm excited to get started."

"Deborah is a highly accomplished business executive and a visionary leader who also brings to this role a great passion for the mission of the Academy," said Poppo. "The Board of Trustees is very eager to work with her as we embark on this next chapter in the Recording Academy's story."

Dugan is the first woman appointed as President/CEO of the Recording Academy. She brings three decades of high-level private sector and nonprofit executive experience to the role. Dugan most recently served as CEO of (RED), the AIDS nonprofit co-founded in 2006 by U2 singer Bono and activist Bobby Shriver. During her tenure, she worked with the creative community on many groundbreaking campaigns, tripling (RED)’s contributions to the Global Fund and positively impacting millions of lives.

A former Wall Street mergers and acquisitions attorney, Dugan was also president of Disney Publishing Worldwide, and executive vice president of EMI Records Group/Angel Records. She currently serves as co-chair of the award-winning storytelling nonprofit The Moth. Dugan was featured in Forbes Social Entrepreneurism's "100 Most Powerful Women" and Elle's "Top Women To Help Change The World."

In her role, Dugan will oversee all Recording Academy affairs, working closely with the Academy's Board of Trustees and senior management team to advance the Academy's goals and mission. She will drive the creative and strategic vision of the organization and lead the operations of the Academy. Dugan will also serve as President/CEO of MusiCares® and on the boards of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation® and The Latin Recording Academy®.

Dugan will formally assume the role of President/CEO on Aug. 1, 2019. 


The Recording Academy™ represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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#NewYorkNotes #ChrisAlbertson #WhomWeMiss @RecordingAcad RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: CHRIS ALBERTSON MAY 10, 2019

Recording Academy™ Trustees Award recipient, GRAMMY® winner, and three-time GRAMMY nominee Chris Albertson was a talented biographer and critic whose career included stints as a jazz disc jockey, record producer, and liner notes writer. His passion for the music of the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith led him to produce Bessie Smith: The World’s Greatest Blues Singer, the first of a multi-volume reissue of her recordings, and Bessie, a widely praised biography. His contributions to blues and jazz are significant and lasting, and he will be deeply missed. We offer our condolences to his friends and family.

Neil Portnow
Recording Academy


#FashionAlert @CFDA @BARBIE TO RECEIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner

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When Barbie receives the Board of Directors’ Tribute at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3rd, she will be in excellent company. Past recipients of this special award include First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Ford, Gloria Steinem, Janelle Monáe, Cecile Richards, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

CFDA’s Board – composed of fashion stars such as Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and Prabal Gurung – is bestowing the world’s #1 fashion doll with this award to celebrate Barbie’s influence on American fashion and her role as an inspiring icon around the globe.

“Barbie has had such wide influence on American fashion and culture,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “Her story personally resonates with so many CFDA members that the Board of Directors decided to honor her with the special tribute.”

Barbie also happens to be celebrating her 60th anniversary this year, so there’s extra cause for celebration. During the six decades, she has inspired and been inspired by fashion and creative communities and collaborated with over 75 designers and influencers including Gigi Hadid and Jeremy Scott for Moschino. The brand’s first designer partnership was with Oscar de la Renta in 1985 and 2019 CFDA Honoree Bob Mackie collaborated with Barbie on a collector doll in 1990.

Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, and Stephen Burrows are just some of the fashion stars who created special Barbie dolls.

“It is a tremendous honor for Barbie to be recognized by the CFDA Board of Directors for her contributions to American fashion. For the past six decades, Barbie has inspired and been inspired by fashion and creative communities,” said Richard Dickson, Mattel’s President and Chief Operation Officer. “Barbie has had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the greatest designer of our time and this award is a moment to celebrate her lasting influence.”

The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held on June 3rd at the Brooklyn Museum. 

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Official Ride Share Partner, Lyft

Official Spirit Sponsor, Maestro Dobel Tequila

Official Champagne Partner, Perrier-Jouët

Official Hotel Partner, The Standard


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

#WhomYouKnowTopTen by @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #May2019

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#ArchitectPeachy @CulturedPeachy #FrankLloydWright #Textiles @MetMuseum Frank Lloyd Wright's First Commercial Venture of Textiles and Designs On View at The Met Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know @GaroNazarianDDS #cosmopolitandental #loveyoursmile

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Exhibition Dates: May 20, 2019–April 5, 2020
Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Antonio Ratti Textile Center

The renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) launched the first commercial venture of his long and eminent career in 1955, creating affordable home products for the general consumer. The exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60, which opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 20, 2019, will feature printed and woven textiles, wallpapers, and mahogany vases from the line, many of which were recently acquired for The Met collection.

Urged on by the editor of House Beautiful magazine, Elizabeth Gordon, he agreed to design a line of fabrics and wallpapers for F. Schumacher and Co., furniture for Heritage-Hendredon, paint for Martin-Senour, rugs for Karastan, and accent pieces made by Minic Accessories. These designs were featured in the November 1955 edition of House Beautiful, which was completely devoted to Wright and his work. Of the five lines, only the textiles and wallpapers, furniture, and paint were ultimately produced. The designs for the fabrics and wallpapers were based on Wright's architectural vocabulary and inspired by specific buildings, photographs of which were included in the Schumacher sample book.

This installation features the sample book Schumacher's Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpapers Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1955), and nine examples of the fabric it introduced. Only 100 copies of the sample book were printed, and these were available only to authorized dealers. The book includes samples of printed and woven designs and wallpaper. Additionally, all of the pages have been newly photographed and can be viewed on The Met's website for the first time, as can all 29 pieces of Wright fabric that are in The Met collection. To help create the designs, Wright enlisted his apprentices, members of the Taliesin Fellowship, and one apprentice, Ling Po (1917–2014), was credited with the designs of several of the printed textiles. All were made "under the direction and supervision" of Wright.

While the furniture and paints were not strong sellers, the vibrant textiles and wallpapers were successful, and designs from the original line remained in production for more than a decade. The appeal of Wright's designs remains evergreen, and Schumacher released an updated version of the Taliesin Line in 1986, and again in 2017 in honor of Wright's 150th birthday. In addition to the textiles that reflect the signature Wright aesthetic, the installation also includes two examples of Wright-designed wooden vases that were made in a very limited number and never reached the open market, and a 1954 photograph of the architect by Yosuf Karsh.

In conjunction with this exhibition, there is an installation in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Galleries, Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for Francis and Mary Little, on view through July 28, 2019, with a second rotation of works on view July 30–November 12, 2019. Inspired by the recent acquisition of drawings, blue prints, building specifications, and letters that add to the existing archive at the Museum, this installation explores the working relationship with Wright's patrons Francis and Mary Little. The architect built two houses for the Littles—in Peoria, Illinois, and Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. A total of 34 works on paper related to the Little commissions will be shown, ranging from Wright's iterative sketches to monumental and highly detailed presentation drawings. Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for Francis and Mary Little is curated by Femke Speelberg, Associated Curator, Drawings and Prints.

Visitors may also explore the Living Room from the Francis W. Little House, 1912–14, in galley 745. A permanent installation at The Met since 1982, The Frank Lloyd Wright Room was originally the living room of the summer residence of Frances W. Little, designed and built between 1912 and 1914 in Wayzata, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The room epitomizes Wright's concept of "organic architecture," in which the building, setting, interior, and furnishings are inextricably related. For more information about the room, and to explore its history and features, visit The Met's website.

Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60 is curated by Amelia Peck, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of Decorative Arts in The American Wing and Supervising Curator of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center.

Image: Frank Lloyd Wright. Manufactured by F. Schumacher and Co. Design 102, Printed Linen, 1955. Linen. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Gift, 2018. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


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#MovietimeInManhattan #DeVonFranklin #RodrigoGarcía #JanetYang @TheAcademy Academy Announces Three New At-Large Governors

The Academy Board of Governors has confirmed the appointment of three new governors-at-large, DeVon Franklin(Executives Branch), Rodrigo García (Directors Branch) and Janet Yang (Producers Branch). They will each serve a three-year term, beginning July 1. This furthers the Academy’s A2020 initiative, which seeks to support inclusion and increase representation within its membership and the greater film community.

“The Board looks forward to welcoming DeVon, Janet and Rodrigo. They are each well-positioned to support our continuing global outreach efforts,” said Academy President John Bailey. “We are grateful to our three outgoing at-large governors, Gregory Nava, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Reginald Hudlin, for their dedicated service to the Academy over the last three years.”

In addition to the governors-at-large, the Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

The Academy’s 2019-2020 Board of Governors will be announced in June.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.



#TuscanySteakhouse #Manhattan #Steakhouse by #SteveHaxi #TerrificTakeout #PeachysPicks @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #WhomYouKnow A Peachy's Pick Since 2018, Tuscany Steakhouse Spring 2019

All hail the CHICKEN PARM best around!
Owner Steve Haxi, Peachy Deegan, the Super Tuscan and Canadian Bacon to celebrate the Stanley Cup Playoffs especially!
 In Manhattan, there are many restaurants.  In Peachy Deegan, there is only one stomach.  We carefully select new restaurants for review opportunities, and only write on some of them.
We wrote on Tuscany Steakhouse right off the bat.
They are in it to win it and they joined the ranks of Peachy's Picks late last year after multiple success visits:
And what do the best do?
They get better.
With details!  If you read the last review we said the bread basket was perfect.
We only even bother taking a picture of the bread basket if it is really something to brag about, and the bread is warmed perfectly at Tuscany Steakhouse.
Now they have the butter beautifully labeled with customization.
Customisation if you are in the UK or Ireland!Their super tuscan is smashing and our favorite: 
 This is what we mean when we say lemons vertically quartered:
If lemons are not like that, you cannot squeeze them properly.
The Canadian Bacon is the best in Manhattan, and it can be located in the appetizer section.  As they source from Master Purveyors, Tuscany Steakhouse from their steak to all their carnivorous endeavors delivers with flavor and style.  The sizzling Canadian Bacon is extra thick and is undecided about which team of the remaining four to cheer for specifically, but it knows it would be delicious to eat out of the Stanley Cup no matter who wins this year. 
 The crabmeat cocktail again scores high on quality and remains consistent on our greatness scale.  The Jumbo Lump Crab Meat is splendid as it pops on your proper seafood fork and into the superlative cocktail sauce.  Of course, as it rests upon crushed ice that adds glamour it is properly chilled and even as the weather heats up, it will remain one cool dish.
 Ta da!
Yes, that is what a proper green salad should be: meet the Mixed Greens Salad!
We applaud its freshness and simplicity of greenery, halved cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots and even dressing on the side for Ms. Pretty Picky.  The dressing is classic and you know we adore the classics: balsamic vinegar, evoo, fresh pepper, salt, garlic, mustard and lemon all in perfect proportion.  Less is more and this salad is terrific.
 Avid readers know that Peachy ordered Chicken Parm a lot at lower when she was a student at Boston College, where the food was fabulous (and so was the hockey team.)   She especially looks for great chicken parm and at the expense of every pure Italian place we review not happy with us saying this: Tuscany Steakhouse has the best chicken parm in Manhattan right now, and they are a Steakhouse!  If she was not trying new things all the time, Peachy would want to eat this constantly.  It is pounded perfectly.  The mozzarella is intensely amazing and so is the sauce.  You have not lived until you have had their Pollo Parmesean.  Sucara microgreens are on top. 
 The fish comes from Slavin and Sons, and both our tastebuds and our stomach were delighted to make the acquaintance of the pan-roasted Halibut, beautifully presented with color and flair.  Luxuriating in a fantastic shredded potato crust with lemon, white wine and capers, this smashing poisson sings a song of spring that will wow you.  Seafood is delivered three times a week. 
 Broccoli Rabe is a singular sensation and just divine with garlic and evoo.  It is a splendid nutritional companion to anything and everything you order. 
 Obviously, each and everytime we go to a steakhouse we want to eat steak!  The Dry Aged Steaks are naturally the stars of the show, and if we say something like the Pecan Pie is the best in the city - we are getting ahead of ourselves- and the Pollo Parm, we are enhancing that with the fact that these steaks rule.  The bigger steakhouses where you are treated like a number cannot compare with the kind of experience you will encounter at the superior Tuscany Steakhouse.  USDA Prime and Dried in their Signature Aging Box, The New York Sirloin Steak is presented in all its 14 ounces of magnificent majestic glory.  You hear it sizzle right in front of you. 
 You won't hear other sounds because Peachy becomes immediately quiet and in a carnivorous trance of bliss.  The steak is just as great as always.  Finally, we met Pecan Pie for the first time and it is the best in all of Manhattan, made better by the Schlag they make every day fresh at 5pm and also vanilla ice cream:  

Tuscany Steakhouse continues to be Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.  We can't wait to see what they do next!


#ArtemisiaVisits #SacredHeartCatholicHighSchool #EnglandPeachy #LondonPeachy @NationalGallery #CulturedPeachy Artemisia Visits... Sacred Heart Catholic High School

After immensely successful visits to Scotland and a GP Surgery in East Yorkshire, the National Gallery’s Artemisia Gentileschi self portrait is continuing her journey around the UK by visiting Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The rare self portrait by the celebrated artist of the Italian Baroque – Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria(about 1615–17) – is on display from Tuesday 14 May (until Friday 17 May).

Artemisia’s painting will go on display in the Auditorium of the girls’ school alongside the pupils’ GCSE art exhibition. The painting will be the focus of a number of workshops for students from Sacred Heart and neighbouring schools. There will also be a Careers Event for Year 10 and 12 students, with National Gallery staff offering insights about working in the arts.

There is an opportunity for the public to visit Artemisia on Tuesday 14 May at 5pm, when National Gallery Curator Letizia Treves will give a talk. This event is free for anyone to attend, but tickets must be booked in advance here.

Anita Bath, Headmistress of Sacred Heart Catholic High School says, “It feels apt to show Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria’ in a school founded by a similarly pioneering woman. Gentileschi and the founding Sisters of the Sacred Heart asserted their place in the world with confidence, enthusiasm and strength of character, and have inspired countless women to do the same. As a specialist Performing Arts School, the Arts feature prominently in our curriculum and are crucial to enabling our students to find their voice and express their individuality. Using a range of media, students develop personal investigations that often explore issues of identity, and parallels can be drawn to Gentileschi’s portrait. The current practice displayed across Sacred Heart reflects the artist’s enduring influence and art's unique platform to express who we are, enabling us to cross frontiers.”

Through spring and summer 2019, Artemisia’s painting – acquired by the National Gallery, London in July 2018 - is undertaking a series of ‘visits’ to unusual and unexpected venues (not all of them galleries or museums) across the UK. The tour started at Glasgow Women’s Library (6-19 March) for International Women’s Day and continued at Pocklington Group Practice (29 April – 11 May).

Future visits will include East London, where Artemisia will be a stop on the E17 Art Trail as part of its Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 celebrations.

Director of the National Gallery, Dr Gabriele Finaldi says, “The National Gallery has never done a tour like this, taking a masterpiece to unexpected venues where it can be enjoyed by people who may not be able to see it in Trafalgar Square. The response in Glasgow and Pocklington was superb and we are looking forward to engaging with local communities in the next surprising venues."

Artemisia Gentileschi is considered one of the most accomplished painters among the followers of Caravaggio, whom she may have known personally through her father, Orazio. In an era when female artists were not easily accepted, she was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia del Disegno in Florence and had a truly international clientele, including royalty.

Artemisia faced challenges in both her professional and personal life: she was raped by a fellow painter and was subjected to gruelling questioning and physical torture during the trial that ensued. Her biography has long overshadowed her artistic achievements, but today she is recognised as one of the most talented painters of her generation.

Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria shows a female figure turning towards the viewer. A halo is visible just above her head, indicating that she is a saint. Her left hand rests on the top of a broken spiked wheel; a symbol associated with Saint Catherine of Alexandria, a Christian saint martyred in the early 4th century AD. Sentenced to death by the Emperor Maxentius, Catherine was bound to revolving wheels studded with iron spikes and nails. She escaped this instrument of torture through heavenly intervention, but was later beheaded. Of the sixty or so paintings attributed to Artemisia, many feature a strong female hero as their main protagonist. Artemisia’s paintings have often been read as autobiographical and there can be little doubt that her personal identity is closely intertwined with her artistic production. 

The £3.6 million acquisition of Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria was made possible thanks to the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, the National Gallery Trust, Art Fund (through the legacy of Sir Denis Mahon), Lord and Lady Sassoon, Lady Getty, and Hannah Rothschild CBE, and other donors including those who wish to remain anonymous. The conservation of the painting has been made possible with Art Fund support. It was unveiled at the National Gallery in December 2018.

Sacred Heart Catholic High, School, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH – more at

The Klesch Collection is proud to sponsor Artemisia Visits and support women artists

With additional support from

Deborah Finkler and Allan Murray-Jones

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona Trust in honour of Stacia Apostolos

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1654 or later)
Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria
about 1615-17 
Oil on canvas
71.5 x 71 cm
© The National Gallery, London




The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 90 talented high school students from 74 U.S. cities across 23 states have been selected as participants in the 15th annual GRAMMY Camp® program, and The Head And The Heart and JoJo will be this year's guest artists. The signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from Tuesday, July 23–Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music.

The Head And The Heart will participate in a GRAMMY Camp panel to discuss their career path and help students prepare for a career in the music industry on Wednesday, July 24. JoJo will advise students focused on songwriting and vocal performance on Friday, July 26.

"Since I started in the music industry so young, I have a strong perspective growing up on the evolving landscape of our business and how to stay persistent and true to yourself. I can’t wait the share my experiences with the GRAMMY Camp students," said JoJo.

"GRAMMY Camp is one of the most immersive summer camps for high school students interested in a career in music and gives young people the opportunity to study with music industry professionals, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry," said Michael Sticka, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "The program is a prime example of our education initiatives and what we aim to achieve through our GRAMMY Museum Foundation®."

This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is presented by the GRAMMY Museum. Additional program support is provided by the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund, Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Hawai’i Community Foundation, and the Recording Academy™.

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles offers selected high school students from across the nation an interactive five-day nonresidential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program features eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; Vocal Performance; and Instrumental Performance. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings, and/or performances.

GRAMMY Camp is one of several education initiatives the GRAMMY Museum Foundation supports throughout the year. Other upcoming programs include the annual Summer Session from June 24–29 at GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live and GRAMMY Career Days. Summer Session is a six-day nonresidential program that provides novice and intermediate songwriters, who are currently enrolled in high school in Southern California, the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in songwriting. Career Day—sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund in a few regional cities throughout the month of May—provides insight and advice to high school students about careers in the music industry.

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2020 will be available online in August

2019 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by Last Name)

Joseph Alexander Flossmore, Ill. Audio Engineering
Ethan Anapoell Aliso Viejo, Calif. Songwriting
Hudson Bikichky Kelowna, British Columbia Electronic Music Production
Dylan Bliss Cameron Park, Calif. Music Journalism
Isabella Brito Las Vegas Video Production
Katherine Brown Lafayette, Calif. Electronic Music Production
John Buser McLean, Va. Electronic Music Production
Miaad Bushala Fullerton, Calif. Vocal Performance
Sasha Campbell Amherst, Mass. Songwriting
Vanessa Castellanos Van Nuys, Calif. Music Journalism
Patrick Chavez Pacific Palisades, Calif. Instrument—Drums
Thomas Corbett Englewood, Colo. Instrument—Bass
Alejandro Davila Encino, Calif. Vocal Performance
Lawrence Degoma Glendale, Calif. Instrument—Saxophone
Lemy Disselkoen Los Angeles Instrument—Guitar
Angelina Domonic Arroyo Los Angeles Music Journalism
Julie Doogan Orland Park, Ill. Video Production
Frank Dorton Bartonville, Texas Audio Engineering
Jake Dreifort Santa Monica, Calif. Instrument—Trombone
Jackson Dyson Memphis, Tenn. Instrument—Keyboard
Liam Fagan Chicago Instrument—Drums
Maggie Fewkes Lake Zurich, Ill. Vocal Performance
Martin (Harrison) Finks Memphis, Tenn. Songwriting
Xavier Flores Gardena, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Genevieve Fowler Memphis, Tenn. Music Journalism
Madeline Frino Winston Salem, N.C. Music Business
Calista Garcia Arlington, Va. Songwriting
Christian Garcia Germantown, Md. Video Production
Samantha Gartland Westlake Village, Calif. Music Business
Parker Goff Chrisbens Denver Audio Engineering
Jake Goldberg Woodbury, N.Y. Music Business
Geovanny Gonzales Huntington Park, Calif. Music Business
Genevieve Heyn Versailles, Ky. Instrument—Guitar
Jake Hill Tifton, Ga. Songwriting
Arya Hora San Francisco Music Business
Keaton Hoy Lawrence, Kan. Electronic Music Production
Halle Hunt Redding, Conn. Music Business
Jazara Hutton Goleta, Calif. Vocal Performance
Piper Keesee Toluca Lake, Calif. Songwriting
Christopher Kiser Wilmette, Ill. Instrument—Guitar
Samantha Kolasa Los Angeles Video Production
Ashtyn Kwon San Jose, Calif. Music Business
Madeleine Lasker Calabasas, Calif. Vocal Performance
Josie Lipnick Henderson, Nev. Video Production
Itzel Luna Sylmar, Calif. Music Journalism
Ryan Maiman Pacific Palisades, Calif. Audio Engineering
Robert Martinez Sylmar, Calif. Instrument—Bass
Christopher Massey Bartonville, Texas Music Business
Zachary May Edina, Minn. Instrument—Bass
Skylar McCreery Tarzana, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Maxwell McMahon Orlando, Fla. Songwriting
Robert Montano Centereach, N.Y. Vocal Performance
Acadia Nussbaum Calabasas, Calif. Music Business
Ethan Okamoto Pasadena, Calif. Video Production
Alixandra Page Costa Mesa, Calif. Songwriting
Abigail Pak Clarksburg, Md. Electronic Music Production
Rose Paradise Stinson Beach, Calif. Music Journalism
Shreya Patibanda Cupertino, Calif. Audio Engineering
Xavier Paul Henderson, Nev. Instrument—Drums
Lilah Petersson Brentwood, Tenn. Songwriting
Gloriya Plenkina Bellevue, Wash. Vocal Performance
Reagan Priest Meridian, Idaho. Music Journalism
Kyla Prince Los Angeles Music Business
Deven Raval Culver City, Calif. Audio Engineering
Spencer Reed Malibu, Calif. Instrument—Guitar
Allie Rohrer Jacksonville, Fla. Songwriting
Austin Saigal Beverly Hills, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Freeman Saint-Louis New York Electronic Music Production
Hugo Sanchez Norwalk, Calif. Music Business
Kacy Sanchez-Joaquin Honaka’a, Hawaii Music Business
Brooke Sanders Franklin, Ky. Instrument—Keyboard
Rachel Shoemake Newnan, Ga. Songwriting
Ari Soewarso-Rivera Mountain View, Calif. Songwriting
Jake Sonderman Rancho Mirage, Calif. Audio Engineering
Lily Soto Nashville, Tenn. Vocal Performance
Blake Stokes Livermore, Calif. Songwriting
Catherine Stuart-Chaffoo La Jolla, Calif. Music Journalism
Elizabeth Stuart-Chaffoo La Jolla, Calif. Music Business
Vasant Sundaresan Shrewsbury, Mass. Audio Engineering
John Sutek Cornelius, N.C. Audio Engineering
Lula Talenfeld Nyack, N.Y. Songwriting
Miles Tobel Santa Monica, Calif. Songwriting
Maxwell Toth Studio City, Calif. Audio Engineering
Noah Truong La Canada, Calif. Instrument—Keyboard
Eleanor Vann Seattle Music Business
Andrew Wilson Carmichael, Calif. Electronic Music Production
Gabriel Yaron Los Angeles Electronic Music Production
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The Head And The Heart return this spring with their fourth full-length album, Living Mirage, featuring their newly released single “Missed Connection.” Initially self-released in 2011, The Head And The Heart’s self-titled breakout debut produced instant classics, including “Rivers And Roads,” “Down In The Valley” and “Lost In My Mind” and is now certified gold. Their last two albums, 2013’s Let’s Be Still and 2016’s Signs Of Light, settled into Billboard’s Top 10 albums chart, with Signs Of Light securing the No. 1 position on the Top Rock Albums chart. It also produced the song “All We Ever Knew,” which reached No. 1 at Alternative, after holding the No. 1 spot at AAA for nine straight weeks earlier that same year. They have appeared in Cameron Crowe’s Roadies, with music featured in countless other commercials, films and shows, among them Corona and Silver Linings Playbook. Having played consecutive sold-out Red Rocks shows and primetime mainstage slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits on the last campaign, the band have a headlining tour planned for 2019, including another two sold-out Red Rocks shows in July. In total, the band has performed 13 times on national television, including appearances on "Ellen," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Austin City Limits," and more. 

JoJo is a chart-topping, award-winning superstar – a remarkably gifted singer, songwriter, and actress who, at just 28 years old, is already a veteran of the music industry, having released her self-titled debut album when she was just 13. JoJo’s breakout smash “Leave (Get Out)” rocketed to the top of the charts, making JoJo the youngest-ever solo artist to have a debut #1 single in the U.S. and to be nominated for “Best New Artist” at the MTV Video Music Awards. The album went on to sell over four million copies and became the singer’s first Platinum record, which she followed with a string of additional hits, most notably the Top 3 single “Too Little Too Late” from sophomore album The High Road. In 2016, JoJo made a heralded return to music with her first new album in 10 years, Mad Love. – debuting Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and earning her unanimous critical acclaim from the likes of TIME, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Cosmo, Entertainment Weekly and more. Most recently, JoJo re-recorded and re-released her first two albums (JoJo and The High Road) to, as she explained, “give the fans the nostalgia that they couldn’t get” during her years of legal battles and hardships with her former label that prevented the albums from existing on digital platforms. Now signed to Warner Bros. Records as a joint venture with her own Clover Music, JoJo is looking ahead to new music to come in 2019. 

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