November 21, 2017

Backtrack Blues Band Set To Release New Live CD/DVD, Make My Home In Florida, January 26, 2018, On Harpo Records


Backtrack Blues Band announces a January, 26, 2018, release date for the group’s new live CD/DVD, Make My Home in Florida, on Harpo Records, distributed by Select-o-Hits. 

There was a packed house at the historic Palladium Theater in St Petersburg, Florida, on January 6, 2017, when the Backtrack Blues Band arrived for the show. Excitement was in the air, as the hometown audience knew the performance was being filmed and recorded for the band’s new live album. 

October 21, 2017

Florida A&M University Marching Band Headed For 2019 Rose Bowl Parade


When you have built an institution that has lasted well past 100 years, it is very hard for it to go away without a fight. Many HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) around the country remain in place, while struggling economically, because many see the importance of their existence. In the city of Tallahassee, Florida lies one of the most storied of the HBCU’s, Florida A&M University.

September 21, 2017

SoBe Arts Tells Story Of Tesla


Last month I had the pleasure of speaking with Carson Kievman of SoBe Arts. He and playwright Thomas Babe created the production that will open September 28th at the Colony Theatre of Miami Beach called Tesla.  Kievman took a few minutes out of a schedule that cries for every second of attention, therefore I appreciate the opportunity to speak with him about his “labor of love”. The story is about the life and experiences of inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla. Kievman explained that he was drawn to the story of Tesla over 30 years ago. Nikola Tesla was a gifted inventor that realized a responsibility toward the environment, to the ire of many corporate investors who basically wanted him to continue with promised inventions. 

Kievman feels that the story of Tesla will be of great interest to today’s audience. The show itself had incorporated much of what Tesla envisioned many years ago - electrifying scenic design, mapped digital projections and more. These features will make the production something that will interest both young and old. 

Edward Reid

August 21, 2017

All Aboard At Hard Rock Cafe Miami


Have any of you ever been on a cruise? I’m sure many of you have at one time or another boarded a large luxury liner and headed out for an enjoyable vacation. Most of you possibly made your way to South Florida and then visited ports throughout the Caribbean. One of the perks of living in South Florida has been the opportunity to cruise several times. I must say that every one of them has been relaxing and wonderful in various ways.

July 21, 2017

Miami Music Festival's Salute to American Composers


Musically, thus far 2017 has been an eventful year. Much has happened across various music genres and we still have five months to go. This year, on the fourth of July I was able to enjoy a wonderful orchestral concert close to me in Miami Shores. Barry University once again was host to the Miami Music Festival. I was able to attend and feature a couple of events last year, but this year I was excited to attend the very special Independence Day Pop’s concert.

June 21, 2017

Summer Music In Miami Again!

Douglas Humphreys
In its fourth season the Miami Music Festival will host young artists from around the world selected from top conservatories and universities. MMF receives nearly 1,500 international applicants each season with only a small portion selected for participation through a rigorous audition process.

May 21, 2017

Irie Namma Embraces "The Unusual" With Diverse New Sound


Where there’s an emptiness in the world of music, Irie Namma wants to be the one to fill it with a unique new sound and style unlike anything else in the industry. His diversity and creativity combine to create a fusion of hip-hop and R&B that is uniquely his own. First as a producer, then as an artist and songwriter, Namma has been making waves in the music scene for years. And today he’s ready to launch his most recent project, a mixtape called “Juggernaut” that should be available for fans this summer.

April 21, 2017

Underoath Is Back!


Underoath is an American Christian post-hardcore band from Tampa, Florida. Founded by Dallas Taylor and Luke Morton on November 30, 1997, in Ocala, Florida, subsequently its additional members were from Tampa, Florida. The band was actively recording music from 1999 until 2010, picking up two Grammy nominations along the way. Underoath disbanded in 2013. However, they decided to put the band back together and are starting the European leg of their tour later this month. By way of introduction, we will take a look at Underoath’s biography written after the release of their last album, Ø (Disambiguation). 


March 21, 2017

ASCAP Promotes Elizabeth Rodda to Vice President of International Affairs


ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that Elizabeth Rodda has been promoted to Vice President of ASCAP International Affairs. Rodda, who joined ASCAP in 2013, is based in Miami.

February 21, 2017

Musgrove Music Distribution Provides Artists And Record Labels A Place To Be Heard On A National Platform

Musgrove Music Distribution is the hottest distribution firm for gospel artists who are ready to take their music to the next level!

Musgrove Music Distribution, powered by the distributing giant Concore/Universal Music Distribution, provides access to multiple sales platforms and exposure opportunities for artists in the Gospel and Christian music genres. Whether it’s for the independent artist who needs management and/or promotional services; or for a smaller record label that needs to have a distribution affiliate in place; Musgrove Music Distribution is the “one-stop” “go-to” resource, fulfilling the needs of artists and organizations that don’t have access to the promotional power of a major record label.

January 21, 2017

Women In Song At The Plaza Live Featuring Sara Watkins


New concert series features Grammy-winning Blue Grass, Folk, and Country singer-songwriter with members of the Orlando Philharmonic

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced a new series last fall called “Women In Song” at The Plaza Live. The second concert in this series features folk singer-songwriter Sara Watkins on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at The Plaza Live at 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

“From operatic to indie rock to folk and pop, these concerts feature some of the greatest talents of today performing works of their own and covers of others amazing artists,” said Eric Jacobsen, Orlando Philharmonic music director.