Archives: April 2013

Allen Karl Releases New Single to Country Radio, “I Get So Lonesome.”

Century II Recording Artist Allen Karl Releases New Country Single

Century II Recording Artist Allen Karl Releases New Country Single

(Nashville, TN) Century II recording artist Allen Karl has just released a new single to country radio, “I Get So Lonesome.”  This great song and performance, shows a different side of Allen as a songwriter.  His writing talents have been hidden until he was urged to record the great songs that he has written.  This new single is already generating airplay in the U.S. and Europe.

Allen recently received great news that he has been selected to be inducted into the George D. Hay Foundation Hall of Fame and Museum.

The induction recognizes rare individuals who have played an outstanding and enduring role in the world of country music, and Allen’s musical history and career has set him apart as one such individual.  Allen will be inducted along with Grand Ole Opry star Vince Gill, the late steel guitarist John Hughey, legendary songwriter Dallas Frazier, and bluegrass legend Larry Sparks. This is a very proud moment for Allen to be recognized for his achievements in country music and his continuous and constant support of the music his loves.

Allen and his entire staff at Century II Records wish to thank all DJ’s worldwide for their great support of his music throughout all of his career, and still going strong with each new music release.  Allen Karl has been one of country music’s greatest ambassador’s.

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Kapco Kids Tickets Are Free For Kids

MILWAUKEE  – Summerfest officials are excited to announce the return of Kapco Kids Tickets for Summerfest 2013. Sponsored by Kapco, Inc., the program will allow children 13 and under to get into Summerfest FREE from Noon until 3:00 pm every day of Summerfest when presenting a Kapco Kids Ticket courtesy of Kapco, Inc. Kapco Kids Tickets are being distributed through various Summerfest partners and Kapco. Tickets must be picked up prior to Summerfest and will not be available at the gates during Summerfest.

“We are happy to once again be partnering with Summerfest for the third year on the Kapco Kids Tickets program,” said Jim Kacmarcik, President of Kapco, Inc. “Providing an opportunity for children to experience the excitement of Summerfest at no cost aligns with our mission here at Kapco to have a meaningful impact on people’s lives and give back to the community.”

Kapco, Inc.’s commitment to once again provide the community with free admissions to Summerfest is greatly appreciated.

About Summerfest
Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 – 30 and July 2 – 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 1. 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 900,000 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

Family Rosary Presents First-Place Awards in the 2013 “Try Prayer” Competition

EASTON, Mass. – Family Rosary has selected siblings Tyler and Jamie Rivard of Cornell, Mich., as first-place winners in the 2013 U.S. “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest, a national competition that encourages students to express their faith through art, poetry and prose. The brother and sister were selected from more than 1,100 finalists and more than 22,000 entries in the 18th annual contest.

Each year, children and teens from Catholic schools, parishes and other Catholic organizations utilize their creative skills to illustrate a different faith-based theme. This year, the theme was Joy to the World and students from Kindergarten through 12th grade creatively depicted in various art forms how their families are united by daily prayer and faith.

Tyler won first place in the Grade 10 Division with an essay that included illustrations about the ultimate family moment: the Nativity with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. For her award-winning entry in the Grade 6 category, Jamie submitted a moving narrative with a colorful drawing about the Nativity. She tied for first in the sixth grade division of the 2013 contest. Tyler and Jamie are home-schooled by their parents.

“The contest enables children of all ages to express the importance of prayer and faith in their daily lives,” said Father John Phalen, CSC, President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. “This year’s theme is based on the Nativity, which helps us appreciate the importance of family, caring and God’s unconditional love. This Third Joyful Mystery teaches us that joyful compassion for all God’s people is essential to a strong faith. When we embrace this, we truly know the meaning of ‘Joy to the World!’”
In addition to the “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest in the United States, separate competitions are conducted in Mexico, East Africa, West Africa, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ireland, France, Chile, Peru and the Philippines. Entries are judged on content, ability to capture and interpret the theme, artistic and technical proficiency, and adherence to rules.

In the United States, up to three winners are chosen per grade: first-place winners are awarded $100 U.S., while the sponsoring organization earns $200 U.S. Runners-up win product from Holy Cross Family Ministries on the Rosary.

Family Rosary was founded in 1942 by the late Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, CSC. The “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest derives its name from an experience in his life. While a seminarian, Father Peyton was stricken with severe tuberculosis. At one point, a frustrated physician said, “Try prayer! We have done all we can for you.” Father Peyton prayed his Rosary to the Blessed Mother and he made a miraculous recovery, which he attributed entirely to Mary’s intercession.

This experience – coupled with his spiritually rich family life as a youth in Ireland – inspired Father Peyton to devote his life to Mary, Mother of God, and to the spiritual well-being of the family. His famous slogan, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together,” still resonates today.

In the spirit of its founder, Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, Holy Cross Family Ministries serves Jesus Christ and His church by promoting and supporting the spiritual well-being of the family. Faithful to Mary, the Mother of God, Family Rosary, a member ministry, encourages family prayer, especially the Rosary. For more information, call 800-299-7729 or visit .

Bryce Wastney

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Bryce Wastney

Americana, Adult Contemporary, Folk, Country, Rock

New Zealand

Musik and Film

Biography: In April 2013 Bryce released his new single “Dead Man Walking” – the first recording to come from his new record deal with USA label ‘Musik and Film’. Bryce worked on the single with world-class producer Stephen Wrench (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rick Springfield). Engineering and additional instrumentation was provided by Terry Nails (Ozzy Osbourne, Axl Rose, Sex Pistols) and Eric Charlton (Dave Weckl).

Bryce’s music traverses folk, country, rock and pop – always soulful whatever the genre. It’s the ideal soundtrack for the traveller and free spirit in us all.

Following the release of “Dead Man Walking” Bryce will launch a national tour with iconic international blues artist Paul Ubana Jones before turning his attention to the second single to be released by Musik and Film.

“Bryce cut through the hundreds of demos that come across my desk with a talent that hit me between the eyes.” Stephen Wrench – President of Musik and Film Label.

“If we were talking a film synopsis, journeyman Bryce Wastney would be your engaging, sympathetic everyman protagonist…he could be an Antipodean Jack Johnson.” Jacob Connor – NZ Musician Magazine

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Introducing: The Reel and End Human-Trafficking Organization Courage Worldwi

Introducing: The Reel and End Human-Trafficking Organization Courage Worldwi

Introducing: The Reel and End Human-Trafficking Organization Courage Worldwi

The Reel
“Come Back Home”
Album Version 00:03:35
From the Album Come Back Home on Courage Worldwide

Available Date & Time: Apr 12, 2013 – 2:00PM ET
Impact Date: May 3, 2013
Format(s): Christian AC, Christian CHR, Christian Hot AC

“What makes this song special is that it was inspired by victims of human trafficking.  Several months ago, we (The Reel and collaborator Phillip LaRue) met with our young friends living in the Courage House and heard each of these girls’ heartbreaking stories, poems and songs based off their traumatic experiences. From there, we knew that we had to write ‘Come Back Home.’ This song was born from their personal stories and it was also written as a voice for the girls still trapped in that life of abuse. Our hope is that they would hear this song and find the courage to leave and start over at a place like (Courage Worldwide’s) Courage House. We’re passionate about using our music to be a voice to those who are unaware of the atrocities taking place with young women, daughters and sisters – many in our own country – and to help bring more girls home from this terrible world of trafficking.”

– Cameron Stymeist, lead singer/songwriter, The Reel

Come Back Home, a compilation album produced by Phillip LaRue and Ben Phillips, was inspired by the moving poetry and stories of the girls at Courage House – young girls rescued out of the horrors of sex (human) trafficking both in the U.S. and in Africa. The funds to produce this album were raised privately so that 100% of the sales can help build Courage Houses around the world. Exclusive songs were written and donated for this project by Jars of Clay, Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, Us and Our Daughters (Phillip and Lia LaRue), The Reel, and more.

Courage Worldwide is an international, non-profit organization that is building homes around the world for children rescued out of sex trafficking. Their passion and vision is to build “Courage Houses” in every city that needs one so rescued children will have a safe place to call home. They also want to eradicate sex trafficking completely.

With Courage House locations open in Northern California and Tanzania, and with efforts underway to build a home in Hawaii, they are committed to not only rescuing child victims of sex trafficking, but also to restoring their lives.

Bonnie Paul

Traditional Country / Country / Country Americana Sounds Like:
Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Don WIlliams, Vern Gosdin


Record Label:
Colt Records


Colt Records was started back in 1998 by longtime country music singer & songwriter J. K. Coltrain and has become one of the most respected independent labels in The World. We are proud to say that our artists have won both Texas & Colorado CMA Entertainer of The Years Awards, British CMA Album of The Year, Texas CMA Album of The Year, Colorado CMA Album of The Year and 4 Juno Awards.

Don’t forget to come and see The Stars of Tomorrow as Colt Records Presents The Country Star Showcase

Bleu Lane

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Bleu Lane

Southern Rock, Blues, Rock

United States

Southern Tracks Records

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Biography: Members: include many infamous musicians

Bleu Lane, Stephen Fredrick, Lee Coate, Jimmie Davis, Jim Brown (Bob Seeger), Mike Estes (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Debbie Estes, Matt Stauffer, Ian Wallace (King Crimson, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Roy Orbison, Eric Clapton and others)

Bleu Lane is the real deal a combination of Southern Rock and Blues

Bill “Bleu” Lane has been around for years as one of the best Southern Rock/Delta Blues/Hard Rock genre’ guitar players. His latest band, Bleu Lane, is definitely the hottest so far. Releasing the album, “Just Livin’ My Rock And Roll Life”, it has received wide acclaim from across the entire music industry. From Chinese Folk singers to major Rap/Hip Hop artists.

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Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive Set for May 11 Throughout Nation

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) announced today that the nation’s largest food drive to combat hunger will be conducted this year on Saturday, May 11. On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

The 21st annual NALC National Food Drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Nationally, carriers collected 70 million pounds of food in last year’s drive. The drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in over 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Donations will be collected by almost 1,500 local branches of the 295,000-member postal union and delivered to food banks, pantries and shelters that serve the communities where they are collected. Assisting in the effort are rural letter carriers and other postal employees, as well as members of other unions and thousands of civic volunteers. Last year, the Marquette Post Office collected 14,700 pounds of food last year, which was then distributed to food pantries at Salvation Army, St. Vincent De Paul, Harbor House, Janzen House and Voices for Youth.

NALC President, Fredric V. Rolando, emphasized that as successful as the food drive has been in the past, it simply must be even better this year. “Millions and millions of families are suffering – struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table,” Rolando said. “Food banks, pantries and shelters need our help more than ever this year. As families count on them for support, they’re counting on us and we must not back off on our commitment.” Rolando also noted that donations are particularly critical at this time since most school lunch programs are suspended during the summer months and millions of children must find alternate sources of nutrition.

It’s easy to participate. Just leave your non-perishable items in a bag or box near your mailbox before the mail comes, and the postal carrier will pick it up. Persons who have any questions about the drive at their location should ask their letter carrier or contact their local post office. In Marquette, please contact Larry Kuhn at 226-9963.

Over 125 million postcards, sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company and the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail, will be mailed to postal customers to remind them of the drive. Television and radio public service announcements are being made available throughout the country.

Other co-sponsors of the drive with the letter carriers’ union are the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail; Campbell Soup Company; Valpak; National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association; Feeding America, formerly known as America’s Second Harvest, the nation’s food bank network; the United Way Worldwide and its local United Ways, and the AFL-CIO.

Put a Poem in Your Pocket Celebration

“Put a Poem in Your Pocket Celebration!” will be held Sunday, April 28
from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.
Read and listen to classic and new poems from the library’s extensive
children’s poetry collection, design and take home your own chapbook and
bookmark. Free admission. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Marquette
Poets Circle and the Library’s Youth Services Department. For more
information, call 226-4323.

Marylee Regina



Record Label:
KMA Records


Marylee Regina was born, Mary Lee Madrid, Stuebenville, OH, to Mary & Lee Madrid, one of 6 children, & at 3 yrs was placed in an OH orphanage. At 8 yrs was adopted by Reginald & Vivian Burge, of Youngstown, OH, who legally changed her name to `Regina.` Waitressing, she graduated YSU in 1965. Teaching pre-school & elementary in OH & FL, she inspired students to learn through original songs, plus other required curriculum methods. Marylee Regina now pursues another dream, that of expressing life-story songs, with original lyrics & music. She married Ernest Lee Twigg 12/23/66, & is the mother of 8 living children. Divorced from Ernest, 1998, she is now married to Edward Eugene Ricks, father of 3 children, from Pocatello, Idaho. In the orphanage, sadly missing her mother, she would stare out the window as the huge barges moved down the OH river, & sing, `My Heart Longs For You.` Combining her birth & adopted name, she now calls herself, `Ma…. Read More