Usain Bolt Appointed Chief Entertainment Officer of Maison Mumm

November 28, 2016 – Maison Mumm announced today the special appointment of Usain Bolt, one of the world’s most daring and decorated athletes, as its newest CEO. After months of speculation regarding his next move after his victories in Rio, Mr. Bolt gave a special statement  that he will take on one of the biggest challenges of his career as CEO of the number one champagne house in France, Maison Mumm.

In the video, entitled “Usain Bolt, New Mumm CEO,” the Mumm bottle is dramatically lit atop a pedestal. Mr. Bolt comes into the screen and takes the bottle. He then does the unexpected: he sabers it with one of his gold medals.

In his new role, Mr. Bolt will take the lead in ideating unique and daring ways to bring celebrations to consumers everywhere through the energy, intensity and enticing freshness of Mumm. His long-term goal for Mumm will include spearheading initiatives to excite the world and ultimately aid in efforts to make Maison Mumm the top champagne house in the U.S.

Cornhusk Doll Exhibit Opens at NMU’s DeVos Museum

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum will present an exhibit that explores the ancient art form of cornhusk dolls to preserve traditional culture and history. “Elizabeth Doxtater: Art of Peace” will be on display Sept. 26-Dec. 9. An opening reception and artist talk is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Admission is free.

Doxtater is a Six Nations (Mohawk) artist. She was inspired to create this work after viewing iconic western paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and Mona Lisa. She began to wonder how she could visually represent and celebrate her own cultural history, which has been based on oral traditions. Doxtater invites viewers to consider their role in creating peace in the world.

The exhibit features more than 100 corn husk dolls in two displays: Peacemaker’s Journey and the First Council Fire (Encircles Everything). It is presented in collaboration with the Center for Native American Studies.

Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Kally O’Mally

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Kally O’Mally

Country, Bluegrass

United States

Musik and Film

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Music, dancing and fireflies floating in the sawgrass.   You’ve got a caller and a band and folks having fun under the moonlight.  With lyrics rooted in scenes of the deep south, think lights strung up around an outdoor patio in the heart of a town where they still love to square dance, it’s what ties them together.  You’ll find yourself wanting to take a turn into A Love Like This!

Few powerhouse talents are capable of taking a vision from inception all the way through to product and Kally O’Mally is one of them.    O’Mally hails from a Kentucky lineage that has generations of musical roots,  “I was enthralled by the music of my youth and far more interested in the stereo than the television.  My parents had a classic country and Southern Rock record collection that consisted of Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Anne Murray, Barbara Mandrell and others.”  That love of music laid the foundation of what’s clearly a longtime pursuit towards mastery and a willingness to push her own limits to bring her music to fruition.

O’Mally grew up in South Florida which helped cultivate her deep love of world musics and Latin rhythms. “South Florida is steeped in an incredible variety of world sounds, rich horn sections and energetic percussive beats; congas, bongos, steel drums, you name it.   Anything to get people grooving and dancing and having a good time.  When I’ve accomplished that, I’m happy.”  O’Mally has a particular knack for combining styles and can move from writing a classic traditional sounding song like, Bourbon on my Deathbed to the more raucous and tongue in cheek, Wild West Medicine Show.  An admitted computer geek with a competitive side, she was inspired to jump into sound engineering so she could fully execute her musical vision.  Being a multi-instrumentalist makes it even easier for her.  O’Mally is at home and comfortable playing guitar, keyboard, bass, ukulele and a whole host of percussion instruments.

O’Mally currently resides in Northern, California (Sacramento), where she performs live throughout the region.


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Pop, Rock, Adult Contemporary

United Kingdom

Label VMGSounds

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Michael Jay/Dex Nicholson/Wayne C. McDonald Publishers: Rhythm Addiction/PRS (BMI)

KIRBY is 16 years old from the East Midlands in England, United Kingdom. Approximately 12 months ago her Mum uploaded a cover on facebook showing KIRBY singing. This video had over 10000 hits and since this time KIRBY has continued to manage her own social media presence and promotion.

In January 2016 KIRBY was scouted by Adam Cornes the founder of @ViewMyGig after she reached the Grand Final of national singing compettiion OpenMic UK. KIRBY actually lives in the same town as Adam and he gave her an opportunity in May to support ex Stereo Kicks Artist Chris Leonard. After hearing KIRBY perform live he instantly saw that she had something special and he has subsequently taken her under his professional wing.


“KIRBY is unique, current and talented. She is a breath of fresh air.”

– Adam Cornes – ViewMyGig

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 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 for updates and follow Land the Big Gig® on Facebook at and Twitter at

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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, 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 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.