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2012-05-14 06:23:07

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If you haven't heard the velvety voice and sultry strumming of Chicago treasure Frank D'Rone, well, better late than never. Fortunately, you can hear everything the man has to offer, and maybe a little bit more, on his latest album, Double Exposure. D'Rone, who has been around long enough to be endorsed by none other than Nat King Cole, has a natural born affinity for providing great entertainment. Whether he's belting out in front of a...

2012-04-02 06:25:31

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfecting your social media strategy can be as difficult as mastering a golf swing like Jack Nicklaus's (he set the "Golden" standard), but it doesn't have to be. The trick to nailing down your social media strategy is engaging your fans. If there's not an opportunity for users to talk to you, they're not going to. You have to provide an outlet for them to communicate, give them a reason to engage and make them excited to come back. Like...

2011-12-19 15:00:00

Golfersadvice.com opens a golf swing mechanics department. The team on the site want readers to use the information from the department to improve their game. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Golfersadvice.com has just opened a golf swing mechanics department. People who have any questions about the mechanics of their swing will now be able to contact the site and get all the answers they need. Susan Lessington, one of the directors at Golfersadvice.com said that...

2010-08-12 16:54:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-five years after winning her first Lindy-Hop dance contest at the famed and legendary Apollo Theater, eccentric, trailblazing, 90-years young Norma Miller returns to the Apollo main stage in grand style. Sunday Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Norma introduces two premiere screenings of QUEEN OF SWING - a documentary from Emmy-Award winning director John Biffar, narrated by co-producer and veteran actor Bill Cobbs. (Photo:...

2010-04-20 12:47:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventor Rick Miller believes he has found the secret to the perfect baseball swing. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/batting-practice-without-the-ball-91611134.html His training tool, the RBI Pro Swing, is the first device of its kind to provide instant audio feedback as a player swings the bat. The device features four separate chambers filled with steel shot and...

2008-12-15 14:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Considered the most popular and sought after Big Band in the world today, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is set to get Crystal guests In the Mood for concerts and ballroom swing dancing on a 10-day Transatlantic Big Band cruise from Miami to Lisbon on May 23. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is regarded as one of the greatest dance bands of all time. Music and dance enthusiasts will enjoy daily live performances and evening dancing, as...

2008-10-03 00:00:00

Over the weekend I attended the Scarborough Jazz festival and was wowed by Clare Teale and the BBC big band. Clare is one of the best vocal talents in the UK for big ballads and swing music and she was absolutely fantastic. After four sell- out nights at Ronnie Scott's in London I was delighted to discover she is soon to perform in North Lincolnshire. Clare is due to perform at the Plowright Theatre on October 29 and I would urge anyone who likes swing music or the likes of Johnny Mercer...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

Staff Report RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A couple of energetic acts will liven up the stage this weekend at the Lewis Family Playhouse. On Saturday the Grammy-nominated swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will take the stage at 8 p.m. On Sunday, at 2 p.m., the comedy group Capitol Steps will offer its pointed viewpoints on politics and the nation. Tickets for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's one-night engagement are on sale for $51.50. The high-energy group, dressed to the nines in zoot suits and...

2008-08-27 12:01:00

By Chuck Berg By Chuck Berg SPECIAL TO THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL The unique powers of big jazz band were on full display Sunday afternoon at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, where the Topeka Jazz Workshop Concert Series kicked off its 40th season by showcasing its own Topeka Jazz Workshop Band. As the well-rehearsed 17-piece ensemble launched into a swinging version of Sammy Nistico's blues-tinged "Pressure Cooker," it was heartening to realize that these gifted musicians weren't...

2008-08-23 00:00:24

B ritain's biggest jazz festival is about to burst on to the boulevards of Bude, airing the music of New Orleans and much more. Now celebrating its 21st year, the festival packs 166 events into eight days, running from tomorrow until Saturday, August 30. From halls to hotels and pubs to restaurants, the strains of jazz - ranging from blues to bop and ragtime to mainstream - will float out over the town. This year, for the first time, there will be a dedicated jazz marquee offering...