Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. By combining her passion for music with her love of dogs, she co-created Through a Dog's Ear, the only music clinically demonstrated to relieve anxiety issues in dogs.
As co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear and the pianist on the music series, she has appeared on the CBS Early Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively podcast. In 2012, Through a Dog’s Ear was featured on Good Morning America and their inaugural CD, Music to Calm your Canine Companion Vol. 1, reached Billboard’s Classical Top 20 Chart.
iCalmDog, their new portable player, has been featured on The Today Show, The Hallmark Channel, USA Today and The Whole Dog Journal.
As a concert pianist, Lisa has won first prizes in Chopin competitions in New York and Los Angeles and has performed in China, Poland, Spain, France, Italy and throughout the U.S.
Spector heads the Through a Dog’s Ear “Music in Shelters” program, a project inspired by her volunteer work in shelters. Her piano playing is currently played in over 1,500 shelters worldwide, where it is helping increase adoption rates. In addition to calming the dogs, it helps create a quieter atmosphere, encouraging visitors to stay longer and adoption rates to increase. The donated music is also sent home with adopters and their new forever dogs.
A former puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Lisa performs Classical Canine Concerts (for people and dogs) as fundraisers for non-profit animal organizations. Currently she shares her heart and her home in the San Francisco Bay Area with two “career change” dogs from Guide Dogs ~ Sanchez and Gina. Actively involved in dog agility, her dog Gina recently qualified for USDAA Cynosport 2014 (United States Dog Agility Association Nationals).
Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, RatPac Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment and Malpaso Productions present a 134 minute, R rated, Biography, Musical, Drama, directed by Clint Eastwood, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with a theater release date of June 20, 2014.
Vincent duets with Willie Nelson on new project;
set to appear on The Today Show on February 1 & 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 27, 2014) – Rhonda Vincent – the fiery vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter dubbed “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal – is set to release her new two-disc album Only Me on January 28, 2014. In addition to receiving an unprecedented seven consecutive “Female Vocalist of the Year” awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), being named IBMA’s 2001 “Entertainer of the Year,” and being the co-author of the 2004 IBMA “Song of the Year,” Vincent was nominated for a 2006 Grammy® award for “Best Bluegrass Album” for Ragin’ Live, as well as a double nomination in 2007 for “Best Bluegrass Album” for All American Bluegrass Girl, along with “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals” for Midnight Angel featuring Bobby Osborne.
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KRISTINE W’s FIRST HOLIDAY ALBUM,
“HEY MR. CHRISTMAS”
Celebrate one of the country's most talented performers
during everyone's favorite time of year, Christmas.
LAS VEGAS, NV - Fly Again Music adds jingling groove to this year’s holiday season with Kristine W’s first Christmas album, Hey Mr. Christmas. In it, Kristine’s beautiful voice commands front and center, with her trademark rhythmic beats providing brilliant back-up. She adds dance floor spice to tastefully selected holiday favorites, plus offers an unplugged remake of her #1 smash “Wonder of It All”, performed live with legendary pianist and composer Jim Brickman. She also introduces two new holiday tunes, penned by the superstar herself. Hey Mr. Christmas is available on i-Tunes now.
Hey Mr. Christmas begins with “Mr. Christmas”, a tribute to Kristine’s assistant who fought in Iraq, and “Everyday’s a Holiday”. Both tracks were written by Kristine, in collaboration with the UK’s award-winning songwriting and production team, Love to Infinity. Then the dance music icon knocks the holiday stockings off the chimney with a remake of Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas" and an electro mix of "Mary Did You Know". She breathes new life into The Sound of Music’s "Favorite Things" with a newly written verse and a slick lounge sound; then caps Hey Mr. Christmas off with a show-stomping, diva-licious dance floor rendition of “O Holy Night”.
“Hey Mr. Christmas is happy holiday record and I’m excited to offer my fans a reason to smile this season,” says the singer.
Kristine W is beloved for her string of #1 dance floor hits including “Land of the Living”, “One More Try”, “Stronger” and “Feel What You Want”. With nine consecutive #1s, she holds the world’s record for Most Consecutive #1 Billboard Club Hits, surpassing Madonna and Janet Jackson’s previously shared record of seven.
Adding to her notable accomplishments, Kristine W is a leukemia survivor. This year, she celebrates twelve years of remission.
Kristine W is a fourth generation entertainer hailing from Pasco, Washington. After winning titles as Miss Tri-Cities and Miss Washington, and placing first in the talent competition at the Miss America pageant, Kristine went on to pursue her educational and musical dreams in Las Vegas. She headlined her own show at the Las Vegas Hilton, winning several 'Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year' awards and earning the distinction as the entertainer who performed more live shows at the Las Vegas Hilton than any other performer in its history - including Elvis. The award led to June 28th being officially sanctioned Kristine W day in the state of Nevada.
For more information on Kristine W and her holiday album, Hey Mr. Christmas, visit http://kristinew.com.
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Screen Gems, Contrafilm and Sony Pictures present a PG-13, 109 minute, music, dance, drama, directed by Benson Lee, written by Brin Hill and Chris Parker with a theater release date of September 20, 2013.
Inception Media Group Proudly Presents
Twinkle Toes Music Video Collection
Find Your Inner Sparkle!
CBS Chats with Kristine W
Friday, February 1, 2013 - Sometime after 7:30am
Saturday, February 2 - Between 9:00-10:00am
Tune in to "Live from the Couch" on WLNY-TV 10/55 (CBS) 7-9am on Friday, February 1 to see Kristine as she is interviewed by Carolina Bermudez, John Elliot and Lisa Kerney. The interview is expected to be aired sometime after 7:30am EST.
You can also catch Kristine as she is interviewed on WCBS-TV by Don Dahler for "CBS 2 News Saturday Morning" between 9:00-10:00am EST on Saturday, February 2.
Lovin' Kristine's New and Number Ones Album?
Club Mixes Part 1 will be here in just a few short days!
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 5 - PRE-ORDER TODAY
New & Number Ones -
Club Mixes Part 1
Pre-Order @ the KW Store Now
Pre-Order from iTunes 1/22/13
Kristine's new album, New and Number Ones - Club Mixes Part 1 is available for pre-order now at the Kristine W Store. Get your copy of the album containing 11 Club Mixes for only $13.98.
The album will hit iTunes and mailboxes on February 5, so make sure to get your order in early!
If you haven't ordered your copy of the New and Number Ones Full-Length Album, it's also available at the Kristine W Store for $13.98 and the New and Number Ones Full-Length Album Download is available on iTunes for $9.99. Don't forget to have it autographed by Kristine!
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Kristine W and Fly Again Music Productions, LLC
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lisa Matassa's New EP, SOMEBODY'S BABY, Resonating With Radio & Fans
Available Today At Amazon, iTunes & CDBaby
"The disc knocked me out." - 650 AM WSM's Bill Cody
Nashville, TN (December 4, 2012) -- Lisa Matassa's new EP, SOMEBODY'S BABY, is proving its depth as it resonates at radio and with fans. The disc is available today at Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby.
With a voice that FAME writer Mark S. Tucker calls "big, brassy, clear and confident" that "takes no prisoners, no guff," Lisa's EP "rocks the block, fills up the neighborhood and starts heading for the outlands to make converts to the cause." Tucker adds, "Lisa Matassa can count herself a lead member of the pack of arena country anthemic rockers."
The enhanced disc, comprised of seven songs and a bonus music video, was produced by Tony Bruno (Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias) and recorded in Nashville and New York. The Long Island songstress contributed three tracks: "Wouldn't You Like to Know," "Girl with a Rock 'n Roll Heart" and "Learning as You Grow." Other writers include Bryan Adams, Kelly Archer, Dolly Parton and Don Rollins.
Billboard.com's Chuck Dauphin notes that Lisa's "vivacious spirit" comes across on SOMEBODY'S BABY. "Whether it be the up-tempo sheen of the title cut or the warmth exuded on ballads like 'Heaven' and the stirring 'Learning As You Grow,' she is a star on the rise."
Matassa's first single from the disc, the title track, is moving steadily up the Billboard/BDS Indicator Chart ( #49 ) and is a Top 10 hit in Europe. Her "Somebody's Baby" video has already garnered nearly 2 MILLION YouTube views. The visually-enticing piece, directed by hotshot Traci Goudie (Hunter Hayes, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin), is included on the enhanced EP. Fans will also find another special bonus: Matassa has included the audio track for her favorite holiday number, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." The Christmas Song video was last year's #1 Holiday Video on CMT. It will air again on the network this month, as well as on GAC and TCN. Radio can catch the holiday spirit via PlayMPE and can access the full album at AIRPLAY DIRECT.
For all the latest LISA news, fans can go to www.lisamatassa.com
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Good Ol’ Dog Publishing, distributed by Charlesbridge
There’s always one dog. One special dog
you’ll never forget. One dog that touched your heart in a way that lasts a lifetime . . .
Kenny Loggins • Illustrated by Joshua Nash
For singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins—whose records have sold more than 25 million copies
worldwide—that dog was Moose, his childhood pet. And this touching picture book, with its sweet and appealing illustrations, is based on one of his songs and tells the unforgettable story of that friendship.
Moose—a chubby, adorable, smiling puppy—and young Kenny do everything together. As Loggins says “Moose thinks I’m his home.” They romp, curl up together in bed, have parties with family, and go down to the riverboat near their home. The protective pup even growls and saves him from an
intimidating stranger. The two are inseparable, as a boy and his dog will be.
But the years pass, and as Loggins sets off to pursue his musical dream, he’s forced to leave the dog behind. And one night, while he’s on stage singing, he somehow knows: Moose is gone. Yet he
believes, sometime, somewhere, he and Moose will meet again.
Any child who loves and perhaps has lost a beloved pet will relate to Kenny’s story. It sends a message of love straight to the heart and will bring a smile to every child’s face.
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, twelve have gone platinum. He has won two Grammy® Awards for his singing and songwriting, and co-wrote the book, The Unimaginable Life: Lessons Learned on the Path of Love. His songs have been hits over the last four decades. Who can forget This Is It, I’m Alright, Footloose, Danger Zone, Conviction of the Heart and It’s About Time. In addition to his string of successful recordings, both solo and as a member of the famed duo, Loggins & Messina, Kenny became the first major rock star to dedicate himself to recording
music for children and families. His album, Return to Pooh Corner, remains the best-selling children’s album of the last twenty years. Kenny, who reunited with Jim Messina in 2009, currently resides in Santa Barbara with his youngest children.
Joshua Nash is a graphic artist who began illustrating professionally in 2004. He has had the pleasure of working with a range of wonderful clients illustrating a number of books. He lives in Roseville, California, with his wife, dog, and cat.