UP Health System – Marquette welcomes Amadeo Sturla, MD to Emergency Medicine Department

MARQUETTE, MI – UP Health System – Marquette announced that Amadeo Sturla, MD, will join its Emergency Medicine department on June 16, 2016.

Dr. Sturla comes to Marquette from HealthEast Care Systems in St. Paul, MN. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies, and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Central Michigan University Graduate Medical Educational in Saginaw, MI.

Dr. Sturla brings advanced knowledge of emergency medicine to the Upper Peninsula and specialized knowledge of emergency radiology, bedside ultrasonography, and professional experience as an EMS Supervisor.

Dr. Sturla said, “I am thrilled to be in the Upper Peninsula and to come aboard at UP Health System – Marquette. When I first came to the UP, it immediately felt like home.” Sturla is an outdoor enthusiast, scuba diver, mountain biker, and winter sportsman. He brings his family – wife Mary and their son – with him to Marquette.

W. Trent Crable, UP Health System – Marquette CEO, said “Our vision is to create an environment where residents of the Upper Peninsula choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice, and employees want to work. We are excited for Dr. Sturla to be joining our Emergency Medicine team and the benefit that his expertise will have on the hospital and our community.

5th Annual Land the Big Gig® Offers Bands Their Shot at Fame, Determined by Fans’ Votes

MILWAUKEE (April 15, 2016) –The 5th annual Land the Big Gig® music competition is now accepting submissions, giving the nation’s top musical talents the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to perform live before thousands of music fans at Summerfest. Bands, musicians and singer-songwriters may enter the competition by uploading an audio file of an original song to LandtheBigGig.com through 11:00 am CDT on Thursday, May 12th, 2016. Presented by Summerfest and TapMilwaukee, Land the Big Gig® culminates in a live performance competition before thousands of Summerfest attendees.

Beginning Friday, May 13th at 11:00 am CDT, fans will vote for their favorite acts online. Fans may vote once per day for each of their favorite artists. The fans will decide the top 10 artists and the top three finalists will be decided on by a panel of local music industry leaders on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Finalists will win the opportunity to play at Summerfest June 30th at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard and compete for over $25,000 in cash prizes.

“The local music scene in every city has exploded over the past 5 years. We’re excited to bring this contest to local talent across the country and give them the opportunity to Land the Big Gig,” said Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Senior Director of Marketing, David Ledlie. “A competition like this couldn’t find a better venue than Summerfest, where people all over the world come together to enjoy, discover and celebrate music.”

Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival” features over 800 acts and 1,000 performances on 11 stages over 11 days, providing an unforgettable live music experience for nearly 850,000 music fans from around the world. For the past 49 years, Summerfest has been Milwaukee’s cornerstone celebration, offering entertainment for everyone along the shores of Lake Michigan.

“We are excited to host Land the Big Gig® for the fifth year at Summerfest and help talented musicians from around the country realize their dreams of performing live in front of a huge crowd,” said Bob Babisch, Summerfest VP of Entertainment. “There is some amazing talent that comes through this competition and it’s great to see the winners get the attention they deserve.”

Last year’s competition spanned the country and almost 300 artists entered for their chance to Land the Big Gig® at Summerfest. Fans and contest entrants are encouraged to visit LandTheBigGig.com for updates and follow Land the Big Gig® on Facebook at Facebook.com/LandTheBigGig and Twitter at Twitter.com/landthebiggig.

About Tap Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s TapMilwaukee.com is Southeastern Wisconsin’s essential guide to entertainment, providing everything you need to know about going out, staying informed and sharing that information with friends. Tap was created in 2011 to engage a growing market of readers who want local entertainment news at their fingertips. Our readers are passionate about things to do – from music to movies to dining and galleries – TapMilwaukee.com has it.

About Summerfest
Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29th to July 3rd and July 5th to 10th, 2016 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4th. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

Musik Radio Promotions Presents Brent Daniels Genre Country Location United States Label Independant

Please enable images to see artist photoBrent Daniels began singing when he was able to talk and first began playing the guitar at the age of 7. His career path took a different turn towards electronics. However, as Brent would sing on his job sites, he was constantly asked, “Why aren’t you pursuing a musical career”?

Brent came to the conclusion that a lot of kind people were behind him that wanted to see his musical aspirations become a reality, “So I put down my voltage meter as an electrician..Picked up a microphone..and dusted off my guitar”.

Then three years ago Brent got a break. Robyn Robins (the founding member of Bob Seger & The silver bullet band) discovered him through one of his best friends at the university. Robyn instantly recognized a different kind of voice.

That’s “Something” that couldn’t be heard in many others he had auditioned and produced. Robyn’s advice, “Good singers come and go in this business, but great singers will stand the test of time” was taken to heart and a plan developed to record an album, “Every Road Has A Turn”.

The album was recorded with some of the best players in Nashville including .Lee Hendricks, Eric Church’s bass player’; Steve Hinson Steel guitar for Randy Travis and Troy Lancaster…Tim McGraw’s guitar player.

This first release on the album “My First Friday Night”, was written by hit song writer, Dallas Davidson. Brent instantly felt the personal aspect of this song in the way it related to his first love. His voice brought a special delivery to the song that reaches to the heart.

Brent’s motivation is the joy of making someone smile “when they hear my songs”. He titled the album “Every Road Has A Turn” as it fits the time in his life right now. Brent say, I’m stepping out on a new road..That I always knew was out there”.

Nick Dakota

Please enable images to see artist photoMusik Radio Promotions presents Nick Dakota

Genre: Country, Rock Location: United States

Label: Independant

Nick Dakota has been singing and playing in bands since he was 16.  “Every year something significant comes through for me that leads to greater and greater opportunity”, he says.

This year, Nick was fortunate to have Robyn Robins (of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band) produce his current album. Robyn believes highly in the talents of Nick and the future of his music career. “We feel Nick has great potential. The songs, vocal delivery and overall production are great”, quotes Robyn.

This album definitely defines the meaning of top quality production.. The fidelity speaks for itself. The album was recorded with some of the best players in Nashville including Lee Hendricks (Eric Church’s bass player), Steve Hinson(steel guitar for Randy Travis) and Troy Lancaster (Tim McGraw’s guitar player).

The goal of the project was to create a multi genre, listener friendly album, with lyrics and musical  content ringing true to any listener.  This first single, “How Cool is That”, achieved that goal with the help of hit songwriters, L. Hengber and S. Williams.

Nick is now spending alot of time in his personal studio in Saugituck,MI writing and preparing for his next album due to begin in March 2015. To stay sharp, he also plays the occasional showcase to keep his live chops up for touring.

Nick says, “singing and playing has stuck with me to that point in your life when it’s time to decide a career”.  Nick is sticking with his vision and following his dream.

Margo Price ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’ out NOW!

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

Hard work, grit, and pristine musicality drenched in real life experience from the school of hard knocks… THAT’S Nashville. That’s Country Music. That’s Margo Price. If you haven’t heard Margo’s gorgeous debut offering MIDWEST FARMER’S DAUGHTER (whether track by track as we’ve released them, or via NPR Music, or because you’ve already been streaming it on Apple Music, TIDAL, or Spotify this morning), then it’s time you get on board. This record is already being heralded by journalists-in-the-know as a contender for the “best country record of 2016,” and we don’t disagree. We guarantee you’ll be hooked by the opening track “Hands of Time,” which tells the story of Margo’s life, the ups, downs and everything in between. MIDWEST FARMER’S DAUGHTER, recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN only exists because Price pawned her wedding ring, sold the family car, and did not take no for an answer. We were more than happy to answer “YES” when the record arrived at our label offices, and we hope you will take our word for it that the hype is warranted, the buzz is deserved, and Margo Price is the real deal. Interested? Purchase here and you will immediately understand why Margo Price is taking the music industry by storm.

Watch Margo’s recent performances at the Opry, on the NPR and Pandora stages at SXSW, and last night on Conan O’Brien, or hear her interview that aired today on Morning Edition. If you’re already smitten and ready to see her sing live and in person, catch her on tour in a town near you:

APRIL 7 – Third Man Records, Nashville, TN
APRIL 14 – Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY
APRIL 15 – Capitol Theatre, Wheeling, WV
APRIL 16 – Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
APRIL 17 – Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
APRIL 21 – VON BRAUN CENTER, Huntsville, AL
APRIL 22 – Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
APRIL 23 – Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
APRIL 28 – Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg, KY
MAY 5 – The Lyric Oxford, Oxford, MS
JUNE 17 – Stubbs Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
JULY 10 – Green River Festival, Greenfield, MA
AUGUST 5 – Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR
AUGUST 6 – Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR

We hope you love this record and this artist as much as we do. Enjoy,
— Third Man Records

U-M Museum of Natural History Kicks off ‘Mammoth’ Crowdfunding Effort

ANN ARBOR—When Jim Bristle discovered the remains of a mammoth on his farm near Chelsea, Michigan last fall, excitement was felt throughout the community.

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History now plans to draw on this excitement to raise funds so that the partial remains of the mammoth can be exhibited where the public can view them and learn what U-M scientists have discovered about prehistoric Michigan.

From April 15 through May 1, the museum will ask the public to help raise $12,000 through Crowdrise, a fundraising site for charitable and personal causes.

“We thought it would be fun to use 21st-century methods to raise funds for this ancient animal,” said Amy Harris, director of the Museum. “Additionally, crowdsourcing provides a way for people to be part of the mammoth story.”

The Bristle Mammoth, (pronounced brist-lee) named for the farmer who found it and donated it to the university, was a large male, about 45 years old, and is estimated to have lived between 11,700 and 15,000 years ago. U-M paleontologists have also determined that it was probably a hybrid between a woolly mammoth and a Columbian mammoth. There is also strong evidence that he was butchered by humans and the meat was stored in what was once a pond.

The museum raised funds last year to hire an expert to develop the Bristle Mammoth exhibit. The $12,000 would be used to include elements such as:

  • Interactive 3-D digital models of selected mammoth bones.
  • Full-size casts of tusks that visitors can touch.
  • Programs for school children visiting the exhibit on field trips.

It will be several more months before the mammoth is ready for display because the bones need to dry and the scientists want to complete their initial research.

All donors to the Bristle Mammoth fund will be invited to attend a preview reception and meet the U-M scientists who are studying the mammoth. Exhibit donors of $250 and up will be invited to the exhibit unveiling breakfast. Donors contributing $500 or more will also be recognized on a donor plaque and will be invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of U-M Museum of Paleontology to see the mammoth exhibit preparations. Breakfast and tour are limited to two people per household.

Ronny Morris

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Musik Radio Promotions
presents
Ronny Morris

Genre
Rokc, Pop, Adult Contemporary

Location
Denmark

Label
Morris Music / Lifted House.

Songwriter/Publisher
Morris, Reservoir Media Affiliation: Koda / Ascap

Danish singer-songwriter Ronny Morris debut new alt-rock single “I’ll Survive”. After seeing his music in major TV shows like One Tree Hill, Brothers and Sisters and the Ghost Whisperer the Danish artist new single marks Morris’ latest release with Danish label/publishing group and Reservoir partner Lifted House, with whom Ronny signed as a writer last year.
About the single, Morris says, “A few years back I was invited to record a charity single in support of the families for the 2004 Indian Ocean-tsunami victims together with band members from Small Faces and Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones. I was deeply touched about their personal stories and great losses, that I somehow had to find a outlet for all these emotions. I guess ‘I´ll Survive’ came out of that.”
“I’ll Survive” was recorded in Stockholm and New York and produced by Adam Kviman (Eagle Eye Cherry) and Brian Sperber (Moby, 3 Doors Down). In addition to the main edit, several remixes will be made available, including cuts by Sidelmann and Michael A.M.
Morris shot the music video for “I’ll Survive” in New York on Super 8 with Danish director and photographer Thomas Fryd. Check it out  on YouTube

 

Matt Makaha

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Musik Radio Promotions presents Matt Makaha

Genre
Adult Contemporary, Country, Americana, College

Location
United States

Label
Indie

 

Songwriter/Publisher
David Kimo Chong ASCAP

“Matt Makaha is a Hawaii-based singer/songwriter.  In 2007, he had his song “I almost said I loved you” placed in the ABC TV soap opera “One Life To Live.” He has songs licensed to Louar Music, IFMP, Platinum Music (UK), Daddy Jack Music, Pump Audio, and Scorekeepers Music.  He writes both vocal and instrumental pieces in the genres of Pop, Rock, R&B, Country, Metal, and Jazz.  “

Tod Hughes

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Musik Radio Promotions presents Tod Hughes

Genre
Singer Songwriter, Americana, Folk, Rock, Country

Location
Canada

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here

Songwriter/Publisher
Tod Hughes / SOCAN

Tod Hughes Quotes and Reviews

Bandblurb

“Hughes clearly establishes himself as an important new talent.”

Skope Magazine

“they certainly serve notice of Tod Hughes’ songwriting skills”

Penweb

“We need more simple albums. On his debut EP Changin’ Gears, Tod Hughes dispenses with eardrum busting production, elaborate song structures, and strident theatricality. He presents listeners with six straightforward songs written about subjects drawn from everyday life and musically tailored along similar lines. The Canadian based singer/songwriter’s gifts are real. He has discernment enough to pull back on the reins enough to entertain audiences instead of letting his self-indulgence fly, but he has a talent for twisting and uncovering illuminating turns of phrase. “

Vents Magazine

“There is a higher intelligence presiding over these songs, but it informs the artistry; it’s the hand behind the curtain. “

‘there’s a refreshing amount of humor throughout the album”

BIO

Tod Hughes hails from Calgary, Canada where he lives with his family.  Tod writes real music that comes from the heart, stories of love, hurt, happiness, fear, disappointment and fun.  A message of hope is thread through the stories, which are at times very serious and other times a bit tongue in cheek.  The toe tapping melodies and memorable choruses will stick in your mind for days after hearing them.  They are told with truth and respect.

“Drinking Coffee in a Hipster Place” is the first single to be released from Tod’s new album “Time Slow Down”.  This is Tod’s first full length album, and is a follow up to his debut EP, “Changing Gears”.  One song on the first album, “Brad’s Song”, (which was written for Tod’s brother who passed away after battling cancer and paralysis), went to number 2 on radio charts in Louisiana, and the album charted in the US and enjoyed significant radio play worldwide.  The album was also picked up for TV by the Discovery Channel, NASCAR Station and others.

The new album continues with the theme of real music, played by real people with little in the way of digital interference.  The musicians on the new album are the regular folks that play live with Tod.

Tod has his own unique style of performing and writing and he draws inspiration from the honesty of songs written by the great storytellers of our time, men like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen.  Tod loves to have fun and to share these stories live, and along with his band puts on a high energy, compelling live show, which resonates with folks of all ages.

Pabst Theater Group and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Present STEELY DAN with STEVE WINWOOD

“The Dan Who Knew Too Much” Summer Tour Unique opportunity to catch 2 multi-Grammy Award-winning legends on one night on Milwaukee’s Lakefront

  

AT THE BMO HARRIS PAVILION

SATURDAY * JULY 16 *  6:30PM GATES | 8PM SHOW

Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have announced Steely Dan will be back to satisfy Dan fans nationwide with “The Dan Who Knew Too Much” tour dates this spring and summer. Having co-headlined Australia and New Zealand together in 2011, Steely Dan will welcome their friend and special guest Steve Winwood for their summer tour which includes a Saturday night date right here in Milwaukee at the BMO Harris Pavilion! The chance to see these two multi- Grammy Award-winning legends on one night is not to be missed.

Throughout the spring and summer, Steely Dan will entertain audiences with a set of diverse selections from The Dan’s extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, blazing solo work, rich ensembles and sleek, subversive lyrics.

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood has one of the most remarkable voices in rock ’n’ roll and fans will be captivated by his set of favorites spanning his 50-year career featuring songs from the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith along with solo hits, including “Higher Love” and many more.

More on Steely Dan:

Led by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ‘70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years”, “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, “F.M.”, “Peg”, “Hey Nineteen”, “Deacon Blues”, and “Babylon Sisters”, from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 — including 1977’s groundbreaking Aja. Steely Dan reunited in the early 90’s, launching a string of sold-out tours. In 200 they released the multi-Grammy winning TwoAgainst Nature and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

More on Steve Winwood:

For more than five decades, Steven Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ’n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. Winwood’s solo career has yielded an extraordinary portfolio of music including “Back In The High Life”, “While You See A Chance”, “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”, “Gimme Some Lovin”, “I’m a Man”, “Can’t Find My Way Home”, “The High Life”, “Mr. Fantasy”, and “Higher Love”. He is a recipient of the Ivor Novello Outstanding Song Collection and the Musicians Union Classic Rock Award. He is the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees from Berklee College of Music, Aston University and the University of Gloucestershire.

Steely Dan Social Media:

Website: http://www.steelydan.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SteelyDan/

Steve Winwood Social Media:

Website:  http://www.stevewinwood.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stevewinwood/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/stevewinwoodvideos

200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 8th @ NOON

http://pabsttheater.org/show/sdsw2016

 

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