Archives: July 2014

Steven Tyler & Joe Perry’s Rearranged Version of “Dream On” Released as Single to Benefit Marathon Bombing Victims

Image Courtesy of E:60In April, Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry teamed up with the Southern California Children’s Chorus to perform an updated version of their band’s classic song “Dream On” for a TV special paying tribute to the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. Now, a recording of the performance, which has been titled “Dream On (Boston Strong 2014),” has been released as a digital single via iTunes.

All money that Tyler and Perry earn from the track will be donated to charities aiding people affected by the bombings.

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Listen to Elton John and Smokey Robinson’s Duet of “Tracks of My Tears” Online

Verve Records; Autumn de Wilde/Verve RecordsElton John is one of the guest artists on Smokey Robinson‘s upcoming duets album, Smokey & Friends; he collaborated with the Motown legend on a new version of “Tracks of My Tears.” While the album won’t be released until August 19, RollingStone.com has posted the audio of the new collaboration for your listening pleasure.

A month ago, a video was released in which Elton commented about “Tracks of My Tears,” and Robinson’s influence on his own career. He called the tune, which was a #16 hit …read more

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The 513 Agency Clients to Perform at the Prestigious 10th Annual Traverse City Film Festival

The 513 Agency clients Paulina Jayne, Rich Pyle

(Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway) and The Infatuations to

perform at the Traverse City Film Festival July 30 to August 2, 2014

with Tequila Cabresto slated as an official festival sponsor.
Detroit, MI (July 21, 2014)The 513 Agency clients Paulina Jayne, Rich Pyle (Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway) and The Infatuations cover three days of festival events with performances at the 10th Annual Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF). Tequila Cabresto has signed on as a proud sponsor of the internationally acclaimed festival.
“There is a fantastic Detroit invasion of musicians happening at this years festival,” said Mike Sullivan, TFCC Musical Director. “513 clients Paulina Jayne, Rich Pyle / Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway and The Infatuations are a reflection of this new spirit and hope that is resonating from Detroit and we are all pretty delighted about it.”

Fast rising urban country singer-songwriter Paulina Jayne recently played Live Nation’s Faster Horses music festival, WYCD’s Downtown Hoedown and Nashville in the Neighborhood. Next up, she’s acting as direct support for Kellie Pickler at the Dearborn Homecoming.

“I am excited to play for the Traverse City Film Festival audience,” said Paulina Jayne. “I have heard so much about the beautiful open space venue and can’t wait to rock it out.”

Reality series favorite and drummer for the Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway Band, Rich Pyle is best known for his roles in truTV’s Hardcore Pawn and the National Geographic series Meltdown. Pyle also plays drums for the Detroit-based band, Superlast, which has shared the stage with groups such as: Def Leppard, Skid Row, Heart, Candlebox, Cheap Trick, Great White and Night Ranger.

“I am looking forward to performing at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival,” said Rich Pyle. “What a great opportunity for everyone from all different art forms to celebrate together. I’m sure that the creative juices flowing will be intoxicating!”

Motown’s own The Infatuations has had quite a summer touring and performing in over 25 festivals, concerts and events including such highlights as: the Concert of Colors as a part of the Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue Tribute to Bob Seger’s ‘Live Bullet’ album at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall; playing for a full house at their “Detroit Block Party” album release at the historic St. Andrews Hall, which Metro Times called “The Event of the Year”; and performed live at Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers versus Los Angeles Dodgers game. Additionally, The Infatuations received five 2014 Detroit Music Awards out of 14 nominations across multiple musical genres.

“The Infatuations are honored to follow Michael Moore at the Traverse City Film Festival award ceremony,” said Christian Draheim of The Infatuations. “We look forward to bringing our Motown inspired rock, funk and soul to this prestigious festival celebrating filmmakers across the world.”

Tequila Cabresto is honored to be a part of the Traverse City Film Festival. The Festival shines a spotlight on the amazing artists of the great state that we call home. In addition to sponsoring the Detroit band Cold English, Tequila Cabresto will be debuting their new ad campaign at the festival, “Great Lakes. Greater Tequila.”

“To us, the state of Michigan has more to offer than any other state. From the large cities to the small towns, from Detroit to Grand Rapids, from Kalamazoo to Sault Sainte Marie, and every exit on every freeway in between, Michigan is beautiful, proud and has a character all of its own,” said Tony Lopez, CEO of Tequila Cabresto. “We, as Michiganders, expect a certain standard of quality. That quality can be found in Cabresto Tequila.”

Wednesday, July 30th.

Cold English will be playing at the Open Space (8:00pm).

Thursday, July 31st.

Paulina Jayne will be performing three acoustic sets throughout festival events at Clinch Park (3:00pm) and Lars Hits (6:00pm & 9:00pm). Cold English will also be playing at Clinch Park (8:00pm).

Friday, August 1st.

Rich Pyle (Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway) will be playing an acoustic set at Clinch Park (8:00pm). Cold English will be playing at The Workshop Brewing Company (8:00pm). Paulina Jayne will headline with her full band at the Traverse City Open Space (8:45pm).

Saturday, August 2nd.

Rich Pyle (Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway) will headline the Traverse City Open Space (7:00pm). The Infatuations will headline the Traverse City Film Festival’s Filmmaker Awards Ceremony at the Park Place Stage (10:00pm) following Michael Moore’s presentation of the winning films.

Traverse City Film Festival.

Traverse City Film Festival

c/o State Theatre

233 E. Front Street

Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 392-1134 phone

(231) 929-4263 fax

Tickets.

traversecityfilmfest.org/tickets

Media Clips of Talent.

Paulina Jayne | He Doesn’t Know It Yet.

tinyurl.com/PJHeDoesn-tKnowIt

The Infatuations | Yesterday Morning.

tinyurl.com/InfatsYesterday

Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway | Airplane.

tinyurl.com/DanielHarrisonAirplane

About Traverse City Film Festival.

The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to the idea that “One Great Movie Can Change You: Just Great Movies” and to helping save one of America’s few indigenous art forms – the cinema. The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August.

The festival also presents classic movies free of charge on a giant, inflatable outdoor screen overlooking Grand Traverse Bay in the Open Space at dusk. Free panel discussions with directors, writers, actors and other members of the film industry are offered daily. An affordable film school runs throughout the festival, offering twice daily classes for film students and film lovers.

It was instrumental in renovating a shuttered historic downtown movie house, the State Theatre, which it continues to own and operate as a year-round, community-based and volunteer-staffed art house movie theater. Just this past year, the festival renovated the historic Con Foster Museum building in Clinch Park and turned it into a sister screen for the State Theatre, the Bijou by the Bay.

The festival was founded by Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore, who makes his home there, runs the festival and serves as president of the board of directors. Other board members are filmmakers Rod Birleson (producer, “Capitalism: A Love Story”), Larry Charles (director, “Borat”), Terry George (director, “Hotel Rwanda”), Jeff Daniels (actor, “The Newsroom”), Tom Morello (musician, Rage Against the Machine), Christine Lahti (actor, “Running on Empty”), Mark Cousins (director, “The Story of Film: An Odyssey”), Tia Lessin (director, “Trouble the Water”), as well as Traverse City residents photographer John Robert Williams and Walt Disney Co. marketing executive Penny Milliken.

Official Website.

traversecityfilmfest.org

About Paulina Jayne.

Paulina Jayne is an 18 year old high school graduate branding herself as an Urban Country artist, combining her love of country music with a little bit of Detroit-rock edge. She has accumulated an impressive resume, sharing the marquee (performing her own material) with notable country music star icons such as Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Chase Rice, Jerrod Niemann, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Blackberry Smoke. She also had the honor of opening for Sheryl Crow (with special guests Kid Rock and Herschel Boone) at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. This old songwriting soul’s repertoire now includes well over 200 songs in all genres, though recently her country tunes have captured national attention.

Official Website.

paulinajayne.com

Electronic Press Kit.

tinyurl.com/PaulinaJaynePressKit

About Rich Pyle.

Rich Pyle is a Detroit native and reality star fan favorite. For seven seasons, Pyle starred as himself on the truTV show Hardcore Pawn, a reality show about the pawn business based out of American Jewelry and Loan on the nationally renowned 8 Mile in Detroit. Employed for over 20 years as the store manager, Pyle quickly became a leading character, gaining notoriety for his quick wit, spiked hair and long goatee. Starring in 91 episodes, Pyle departed from the business and show in 2013. The National Geographic Channel was quick to cast Pyle to star as himself as an Urban Prospector in the new show Meltdown on National Geographic.

Electronic Press Kit.

powerpresskits.com/get/richpyle/

About Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway.

Daniel Harrison and the $2 Highway is a not-so-traditional five piece band from Detroit, Michigan. Their groove laden mixture of alternative country and roots is layered with complex conga beats, entrancing guitar solos and grooving bass lines, all driven by the deep thumping of the djembe. Rounding out this unconventional group are the soulful and sometimes haunting lyrics generated by Daniel Harrison’s powerful, yet sexy-raw voice.

Official Website.

2dollarhighway.com

Electronic Press Kit.

tinyurl.com/DanielHarrisonEPK

About The Infatuations.

The Infatuations is “Simply Detroit.” The Motor City starts coming out of your speakers the second the first note hits. This band celebrates every sonic movement that is undeniably “Detroit” with every song they create and perform; from Motown soul to the inescapable good-time bravado of Parliament Funkadelic, to the raw, untamed rock energy of MC5 and Detroit Rock City’s last three decades of powerful rock n roll. The Infatuations compel you to dance to the groove.

Official Website.

theinfatuations.com

Electronic Press Kit.

theinfatuations.com/epk

About Cabresto Tequila.

Tequila Cabresto, a Michigan owned and operated company, has a long storied list of artists that they have seen burgeon from local acts to players on the national scene such as The Infatuations, Ty Stone, Paulina Jayne and Cold English. Our belief is that high quality is defined by true character. We hold this true for our tequila, and carry it through with the artists and musicians we sponsor.

Official Website.

tequila-cabresto.com

About Cold English.

Cold English is a full band hip hop act out of Detroit, MI. Lead by front man David Allie, Cold English blurs the lines between rock, hip hop, jazz and funk. The resulting sound is a fusion that is as unique and inspiring at Detroit itself. On their latest release “One Band. One Room. One Take.” Cold English is live and uncut. Recorded in a single take with no modern studio tricks, the raw energy of the band permeates into each track and into your soul. Any band can move your body, but to move your mind and to move your soul is talent. Cold English is the next chapter in the long history of powerful music to come from the Motor City.

Official Website.

coldenglish.com

Michigan Nature Association Accepting Entries for Nature Photo Contest

OKEMOS, Mich. – The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) has announced its annual photo contest to showcase the talent of photographers from all skill levels with photos of any of its 170 nature sanctuaries in the state, submissions accepted until August 1, 2014.

Winning photographs will be featured in MNA’s “Michigan Nature” magazine which is distributed to more than 6,000 nature lovers statewide. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a weekend stay at a cottage on Mullet Lake in Cheboygan County, Mich. Runners-up are eligible for several other prizes including theater tickets and gift cards.

For photos to be eligible, they must be taken at an MNA nature sanctuary in Michigan and belong to one of the three categories: people in nature, flora/fauna or landscapes. Photos from any season are eligible. Contestants must also fill out an entry form available for download online at http://www.michigannature.org/home/news/photocontest2014.shtml.

Photos and forms may be submitted via email to michigannature@michigannature.org or mailed on a CD to the MNA office, Attention: Photo Contest at 2310 Science Parkway, Suite 100 Okemos, MI 48864.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2014. The contest is free and open to both members and non-members. Contact Danielle Cooke at 866-223-2231 or dcooke@michigannature.org with any questions.