New Jersey's Give a Kid a Dream Foundation (NJGAKAD) proclaims "Youth are worth fighting for" at fight fundraiser on 9 July 2022
Let's get ready to rumble on the Great Lawn in Long Branch on Saturday, 9 July at 1 pm during the annual "Battle on the Beach" fundraising boxing event for New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream (NJGAKAD), a non-profit youth organization.
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Organized in partnership with the City of Long Branch Recreation Department and Director Carl Jennings, NJGAKAD hosts a youth boxing fundraising match, sanctioned by the New Jersey Association of USA Boxing, to showcase the talent of exceptional amateur boxers starting as young as eight years old.
Join us at the Great Lawn (located on Ocean Avenue between Ocean Place Hotel & Rooney's) at 1:00 pm on July 9th (rain date 10 July) and help us raise funds for at-risk youth in the New Jersey community. Boxing fans, community supporters, and families will gather to watch over ten exciting championship bouts and cheer on local New Jersey Olympic amateur boxers.
Children in the program receive boxing training at the legendary Gleason's Gym Jersey Shore, tutoring for schoolwork, and discovering relevant life skills through trips and excursions to become Champions of Life.
With a track record of creating national boxing champions through programs she built from scratch, two-time Ringside World Champion, National Golden Glove Champion, and NJ Martial Arts kickbox Champion, Jackie Atkins turns coaching experiences into tremendous success stories.
"Children live up to what you believe of them, and we believe all of our children are capable of accomplishing greatness," NJGAKAD founder Jackie Atkins said. "We are honored to have such a committed team who believe our youth are worth fighting for and are willing to make the investment. No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in our children."
Despite this past year's Battle with adversity, NJGAKAD continued to support our youth and their families with no disruption in services. Children remained engaged virtually, those in need of virtual assistance received it, and even safe drive-by visits, often with meals for the families from their beloved Coach, became commonplace. Safety and health protocols were immediately put in position in compliance with state mandates.
Women are warriors who wear many hats and 'gloves' in life. Our 'Girls in Gloves' program, born in 2019, aims to teach young women about the "self," including self-defense, self-worth, self-confidence, self-awareness, self-empowerment, self-control, and most importantly, self-love. The program caught the attention of neighboring cities in New Jersey, and the Mayor of Atlantic City recently integrated the program year.
According to national statistics, three to four students - out of ten high school students- do not meet the criteria to obtain their high school diplomas. NJGAKAD boasts a 100% success rate because every participant has obtained their high school diploma from the program's inception. Participants have attended and graduated from universities or enlisted to join our armed forces. In 2021, all middle school youth achieved an 85% or higher academic average while improving their attendance thanks to mentors who invest in this program and provide youth counseling.
All proceeds will benefit the 501c3 organization New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream, a program dedicated to NJGAKAD's Champions of Life. To donate, visit the NJGAKAD donation page. For sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors are an integral part of the action. All proceeds go towards providing programs for the youth as well as scholarships. Contact Jennifer Smiga at 201-892-9403 or email@example.com with questions.
To learn about the New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream's “Battle on the Beach” visit http://njgakad.com/
For media opportunities, please email Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson via Nelson@workhousepr.com or +1 212.645. 8006
About Jackie Atkins:
A 2014 inductee into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Jacklyn "Coach Jackie" Atkins blushes at accolades, opting to focus on the victory of her students. The New jersey-native and winner of the Coach of the Year Award has developed a reputation for being a miracle worker with youth. Her ability to elevate others includes building the competitive women's boxing program at West Point Academy and securing two National Collegiate Championships. Trained in boxing from an early age with the New Jersey Police Athletic League, Jackie became fluent in multiple fighting styles before pursuing her passion for educating at-risk youth through the discipline of boxing. Recognized as a child advocate through her work with Give a Kid a Dream, Jackie was awarded the 2016 Tony Dowling Child Advocacy Award for her matter-of-fact excellence.
"I believe children need someone passionate. Someone who will fight for them, besides their family, whether one parent or two, grandparents or foster care," Atkins said. "In boxing, I can enter a ring, and perhaps I'll win, or perhaps not. But when it comes to our youth, losing is not an option."
New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream (NJGAKAD)-Champions of Life is a 501c3 organization supported by private donations, exceptional coaches, the training staff members of Gleason's Jersey Shore gym, community members, and professionals willing to volunteer their time and invest in our youth. The Champions of Life Program marries the benefits of boxing with a curriculum that includes positive life skills and social services to encourage and empower children to achieve their goals, regardless of adversity. The Give a Kid a Dream program integrates the discipline of amateur Olympic-style boxing with fitness, life skills, counseling, mentoring, and academic advancement under one directive. 100% of your donation will fund the Battle on the Beach event and the ongoing work and support. For more information, please visit http://njgakad.com/.
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"Stranger Things" star Matthew Modine to Executive Produce Cinematic Climate Change Short "Cool For You" through his Cinco Dedos Peliculas Shingle
"Cool For You" captivates while commanding a conversation with children about collective action and going carbon negative
Iconic Actor Matthew Modine and producing partner Adam Rackoff have come on board to Executive Produce Award-winning designer Sherene Strausberg's directorial debut "Cool For You." The animated short film is based on the book of the same title that explains global warming to children. Incorporating different characters and families, animals and plants, children are introduced to CO2 and positive ways to improve our impact on the Earth.
Over the last few months, "Cool For You" has been fascinating film festivals around the globe, including the New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Rochester International Children's Film Festival, Providence Children's Film Festival, and the Children's Film Festival Seattle to name a few.
"I am thrilled to welcome Matthew Modine and Adam Rackoff to our small but mighty endeavor. Their passion for environmental activism is awe-inspiring, and their incredible association catapults our independent, female-helmed project to a worldwide audience." – stated "Cool For You" Director / Animator Sherene Strausberg
View the "Cool For You" trailer here https://vimeo.com/87thstreetcreative/coolforyoutrailer
Matthew Modine has worked with many of the film industry's most respected directors, including Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, and Christopher Nolan. A partial list of his films includes Birdy, Vision Quest, Full Metal Jacket, Married to the Mob and Short Cuts. Recent projects include star turns in Redemption opposite Liam Neeson (2022), Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer (2023), Hard Miles (2023), Operation: Varsity and Modine's much-anticipated return to the Netflix global phenomenon, Stranger Things, Season 4 which reunites him with co-star Millie Bobby Brown.
Cinco Dedos Peliculas is a film, video, and multimedia production company founded by actor/filmmaker Matthew Modine and producer Adam Rackoff, a former Apple marketing executive, podcaster, and two-time Webby Award-winning filmmaker with over 35 credits to his name. Their award-winning projects include Jesus Was a Commie, Merry Xmas, Super Sex, I Think I Thought, Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’, The Brainwashing of My Dad, Full Metal Jacket Diary, and the environmental documentary, Against the Current. Their latest project, Signe Baumane’s My Love Affair with Marriage, will premiere at the Tribeca Festival on June 11.
1- Dances With Films (Hollywood, CA): 4:45pm Sunday, June 12th:
2 - NYC Independent Film Festival: 6pm, Thursday, June 16th:
3 – Florida Animation Film Festival: June 9th-26th (virtual):
4 - Cineglobe: Geneva: June 29th to July 3rd, tickets TBD:
5 – Palm Springs Animation Film Festival, July 4th:
6- Good Natured Film Festival: Oxford, England: Friday, 6pm July 8th, free tickets:
7- Long Island International Film Expo: 6:30 - 8:30pm Thursday July 14th:
8 – La Guarimba, Calabria Italy, Aug:
To arrange an interview with "Cool For You" Director / Animator Sherene Strausberg, media contact Workhouse CEO, Adam Nelson via firstname.lastname@example.org +1 212. 645. 8006
Based on the children's picture book "Cool for You" it explains the basic science of climate change and actions we can take to help. Climate change is an urgent problem. Super storms, floods, droughts, and fires- we are just getting a taste of the new normal without global collective action to stop greenhouse gas emissions. "Cool for You" features a story of uniting to learn about the Earth and to work to stop climate change.
In March 2020, when the world came to a standstill due to COVID, a friend shared a picture book he thought Sherene's kids would enjoy. It was called Cool for You, and it explained the science behind climate change and what we can do about it. In many ways, this book felt alive: The pages were filled with billowing exhaust, swaying trees, and butterflies flitting from flower to flower. While Sherene felt frozen in place due to lockdown, this was a world in motion. We hope this film can be a tool for climate—change education and a way to show others how words can be brought to life through sounds, animation, voices, and graphics.
Book Information: http://www.cbaillustration.com/cool-for-you
Award-winning designer SHERENE STRAUSBERG combines her experience in film, music, and sound
engineering with graphic design and illustration to create animated videos for her clients at the company she
founded, 87th Street Creative. Having won a national composition competition in high school, she was awarded a
scholarship to the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, where she completed two bachelor's degrees in four years. In her first career as a film composer, film scores she wrote have been heard on AMC, Spike TV, and Netflix. As a graphic designer for Jewish National Fund, she won two awards from Graphic Design USA. Her latest passion project, the short, animated film "Cool For You," which she animated and scored, has been accepted to film festivals worldwide. Through the power of music, sound effects, and moving images, Sherene knew at the age of 16 that she wanted to be a film composer. After ten years of pursuing that, while also working as a broadcast engineer at National Public Radio, she changed careers, first to graphic design and then motion design. Motion graphics returned Sherene to her true passion for how sound and moving images can immerse the viewer/listener. Combining this with her desire to work with clients who believe in sustainability and social justice, 87th Street Creative has worked with nonprofits and businesses that help make the world a better place.
PolyOne is the first arts and entertainment NFT platform with a Global Mission empowering an international roster of creators across a spectrum of artistic mediums.
PolyOne, the first arts and entertainment NFT platform with a global mission, today announced it will officially launch from the cradle of civilization in Erbil, Kurdistan – Iraq, on March 21st, 2022.
On Nowruz, the first day of Spring, PolyOne will light up the ancient citadel of Erbil with astounding museum-quality NFT art. Global viewers can live-stream curated creations from PolyOne's international roster of artists projected onto the citadel's mud-brick walls, while onsite observers in Erbil’s main square and bustling bazaar below the Citadel can enjoy and discover all kinds of digital creations in this outdoor "museum" of NFT’s. The exhibition will be public and free of charge.
PolyOne presents NFTs from a dynamic and eclectic array of renowned artists from around the globe including Istanbul, Paris, Dubai, New York City, San Francisco, Japan, Germany, India, Russia, Greece, Netherlands, London, Portugal, Canada and more. Launch artists include Average_CPU/ Daphne Alexiadou, Thomas Albos, Alexandre Azevedo, Finn Berenbroek, Children of Eden, Grammy-Nominated singer Ashley Tamar Davis, Saeko Ehara, Yoann De Geetere, Danae Gosset, Ali Hadian, Vartika Jangid, Balkan Karisman, Kynd, Laney La, Lynn Lin, Tomas Loewy, Francesco Misceo, Richard Mourant, Carlos Munnoz, Porkchop, Murat Sayginer, Jeremy Nathan Tisser, Carlo Vega, Jasan Waldura, Amra Faye Wright, Yyork, and more. Fans can follow, engage, browse, buy, collect, and resell these scarce, original, one-of-a-kind NFT works through Polyone.io.
Watch PolyOne NFT Artist sizzle highlighting incredible launch works here https://vimeo.com/689368223
Watch NFT Revolution with PolyOne Founder Shawn Emamjomeh here https://vimeo.com/689370348
Watch PolyOne Erbil Launch sizzle here https://vimeo.com/685676302
With PolyOne, all creators and collectors make a difference. Flexible smart contracts allow film studios, Broadway shows, dance companies, musical groups, designers, or other arts organizations to seamlessly enter this new artistic domain. And its layered-NFT approach peels back and celebrates each art form required for collaborative work.
PolyOne believes all art tells a story and is affiliated with hundreds of reputable charities. We give back in three ways. PolyOne curates exclusive NFT series to benefit worthy causes. The platform provides creators with the option to dedicate a portion of their own NFT proceeds to causes they champion, making crypto giving easy and rewarding.
One hundred percent of PolyOne net proceeds benefit Global One, a defi lending platform with a mandate to provide financing to private sector companies across a spectrum of sectors. Sponsor companies must meet ESG criteria with projects that elevate the standard of living in our communities or address matters of global concern. Similar to PolyOne, one hundred percent of Global One’s net profits will circulate right back into the organization to further its mission to do good in our world. PolyOne is a Global One initiative.
PolyOne is a creator-centric, world-class NFT Marketplace that will transform artistic exposure and recognition through a fully scaled e-commerce, regulatory compliant platform. With strategic partners Trendland.com Braw Haus and Parlor Gallery, PolyOne curates discerning collections of digital art and brings exciting installations to public venues.
PolyOne's incubator spaces in Brooklyn and Asbury Park, NJ, are dynamic hubs for collaborations, classes, artists-in-residency programs, and lively NFT/Crypto gatherings.
The PolyOne marketplace lets users exchange mint, hold, authenticate and trade NFTs. Collectors of all levels will seamlessly buy, sell and trade collectibles through the market. The platform will support secondary marketplace transactions and purchases using MetaMask, WalletConnect and Coinbase crypto wallets. NFTs are minted on either the Ethereum or Polygon blockchain, an environmentally friendly, Ethereum-compatible layer two solution.
POLYONE LAUNCH // 1- 22 MARCH 2022
WHO: With incubator spaces in Brooklyn, New York, and Asbury Park, New Jersey, PolyOne, a new arts & entertainment NFT company, is the first arts and entertainment NFT platform with a Global Mission.
WHAT: PolyOne launch and announcement event. A program over 5 days will include a museum-style exhibit of NFT artwork and a series of educational tutorials on blockchain technology and the economic and social power of NFTs.
WHERE: Erbil, Kurdistan - Iraq. The Citadel.
WHEN: March 20, 21, 22: Nawruz. A New Day. Spring Equinox. PolyOne will offer a series of free workshops in Erbil partnering with KRG, the US Consulate, Erbil Universities, and other public organizations. These free educational NFT workshops will occur March 19 - 20 2022.
To celebrate the genesis of PolyOne. To tell the story of Erbil, and all of us, from the oldest continually inhabited city on the planet, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the cradle of civilization.
The Main Event
On The Spring Equinox, March 20-22, 2022, PolyOne launches with a live-streamed event from the Historic Citadel of Erbil, Kurdistan – Iraq, the cradle of civilization. On Nawruz, “A New Day,” celebrated for thousands of years by the local Kurdish community around campfires, PolyOne will light up this UNESCO World Heritage site with NFT art. Designated the oldest continually inhabited city on Earth, this modern exhibit projected onto this ancient fortress will be visible from the bustling bazaar below. PolyOne announces a new digital marketplace from this stop along the ancient silk roads of commerce.
In Sumerian, Erbil was called Urbilum – City of Four Gods. It’s believed that buried beneath the the Citadel are the ruins of the temple of Inana, better known throughout history as Ishtar, Venus and Aphrodite. Goddess of Love and War. And Creation. Viewers will enjoy curated creations from PolyOne's international roster of artists illuminating this temple’s mud-brick walls. As we find ourselves once more at the crossroads of Love and War, creators stand on this platform for peace, to raise their voices with music and art. Proceeds of PolyOne online ticket sales will benefit refugees of war in Ukraine and Iraq. The exhibition will be public and free of charge.
PolyOne’s launch will feature tickets of the Earth, Sun and Moon and celebrate the remarkable achievement of the Webb Telescope as it peers back in time for the first time in human history to the moment of Cosmic Dawn. PolyOne tells our story. A story of Genesis:
Genesis of our Universe
Genesis of Civilization
Genesis of PolyOne, A Global One Initiative
Genesis of A New Day.
PolyOne’s launch from the citadel wishes Kurdistan and the world a happy and peaceful Noruz.
To learn more about PolyOne, please visit: http://www.polyone.io
PolyOne, Global Director PR & Marketing
On Stage With Henry Diltz Features Highlights from His Decades-Long Career including Rare Photographs of Kurt Cobain, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Morrison and Elvis Costello
SuperRare, the pioneering marketplace for curated NFT artwork, is pleased to present On Stage with Henry Diltz the debut NFT Collection by renowned rock n roll sharpshooter and official Woodstock music festival photographer Henry Diltz. For this dynamic drop, Diltz has meticulously animated and brought to life, each photograph which will be minted only once. The sale opens to bidders worldwide with a one-of-a-Kind Kurt Cobain snap, capturing the incredible energy and stage presence of Nirvana's formidable front man, on January 26, 2022 at 9am PST /12pm EST. Interested media who wish to interview Henry Diltz contact Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson via email@example.com
Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was captured in concert (Los Angeles, 1993), for this authentic, animated, and indelible image, opening with a reserve price of 7 ETH.
Reminiscing on his killer capture of Kurt Cobain in concert, Diltz states, “I don’t know where it came from, but I got that ONE shot. Thank you, God.”
Shortly after the Cobain drop, SuperRare will open an auction for five additional animated NFTs as a part of the On Stage With Henry Diltz NFT series with animations that bring these incredible images of iconic rock stars to life, including The Rolling Stones featuring Stephen Stills in Amsterdam in 1970; Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock in 1969; Bruce Springsteen, San Francisco, 1973; Jim Morrison, Hollywood Bowl, 1969; and Elvis Costello, Long Beach, 1979
Henry Diltz photographed the life and times of some of the biggest names in music in the 1960s and 70s. From stunning stage shots of Chuck Berry, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and the Rolling Stones to warm, candid images of Paul McCartney, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell, Diltz has captured some of music's most familiar faces in some extraordinarily intimate moments, all without a single lesson in photography. His images have appeared on more than 250 album covers, including the 1970 Morrison Hotel cover for The Doors and James Taylor's Sweet Baby James.
To view the On Stage with Henry Diltz Collection taken directly from his rich historical archives, visit http://www.henrydiltznft.com.
As a bonus, the first collectors of these heritage NFTs will receive an unframed artist print, courtesy of Henry Diltz, as part of the purchase.
To promote the release a Twitter Space is being held on Wednesday, January 26th at 2pmPST/5pmEST to have conversations with photographers in the NFT space to talk about the combination of music, photography, and NFTs. Iconic @woodstockfest photographer @henrydiltz will take us through his career with Senior CM, @ashnichrist. We'll be sharing stories, tip and tricks.
As a folk musician living in Laurel Canyon and a friend to the musician elite, Henry was party to the burgeoning LA music scene and was able to capture the magic of a brief and bright moment in the history of rock music.
Some of his most iconic images include bands like Buffalo Springfield (the first group he ever photographed), David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, & Nash with his protegé Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, John Sebastian, The Eagles (with whom he drank Peyote tea), Neil Young (and the cows on his ranch), James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and The Doors.
When asked if he ever "smoked grass" with any of them, he replied in proper hippie fashion that he had smoked with "every single one."
Diltz had unprecedented access to every one of his subjects. His photographs, which include seminal album covers such as The Doors' Morrison Hotel and Crosby, Stills, and Nash's eponymous debut, have come to define the era.
In 2001, Diltz and his partners, Peter Blachley and Rich Horowitz, founded the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City's SoHo district. The gallery takes its name from the legendary 1970 Doors album, the cover of which was slyly shot by Diltz after the Los Angeles hotel's owner had already denied the group permission to shoot there.
'Henry Diltz always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.' - Robby Krieger, The Doors.
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About Henry Diltz
Henry Diltz is an extraordinary rock n roll photographer unlike any other. A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as much at home as a musician on tour as he is a visual historian of the last four decades of popular music. The rapport he's developed with his musician friends, along with his down-to-earth-grin and frequent laugh, enables him to capture the candid shots that convey a rare feeling of trust and intimacy with his subjects.
For Diltz, the pictures began with a $20 second-hand Japanese camera purchased on tour with the Modern Folk Quartet. When MFQ disbanded, he embarked on his photographic career with an album cover for The Lovin' Spoonful. Despite his lack of formal training, Diltz quickly submerged himself in the world of music: the road, the gigs, the humor, the social consciousness, the psychedelia, the up, and downtimes.
Diltz continues his distinguished career, generating new and vibrant photographs that inspire the rock n' roll fan in each of us. For over 40 years, his work has graced hundreds of album covers and has been featured in books, magazines, and newspapers. His unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock, The Monterey Pop Festival, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, and scores of other legendary artists. Henry Diltz is a partner in and is exclusively published and represented by the Morrison Hotel Gallery.
"This is not history; this is evidence!"
- Glenn Frey, Eagles
"I'm the drummer; you're the photographer. It's as simple as that."
- Ringo Starr
"Early on in his career, Henry mastered the art of capturing the moment. What he has proved over the decades is the illusive art of capturing life."
- Gerry Beckley, America
Founded in 2018, SuperRare is a pioneering, curated marketplace for high quality NFT artworks, built on the Ethereum blockchain. More than $200M worth of NFT-based artworks, also known as ‘CryptoArt’, have been bought and sold on the platform, with artists earning revenue on both original sales and resales. A destination for digital discovery and with the unique proposal of only single editions, SuperRare was created with the goal of empowering the next generation of artists through technology and has facilitated artists and collectors around the world to sell and purchase digital artwork. SuperRare recently launched the new $RARE curation token, converting the SuperRare NFT marketplace into a community governed network of galleries, decided on by community vote. Discover more at superrare.com
HOUSTON – There’s no doubt that Matthew Modine is an acting force to be reckoned with.
Known for his famous roles as the title character in ‘Birdy’ and high school wrestler Louden Swain in ‘Vision Quest,’ the actor gained millions of new fans as the mysterious and frightening Dr. Martin Brenner on Netflix ‘s hit ‘Stranger Things.’
But the actor and filmmaker is also getting a lot of recognition for the behind-the-scenes photographs he took while filming the iconic Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam war film, “Full Metal Jacket,” where Modine played Private Joker.
Modine has an upcoming photographic exhibition at Alta Arts in Houston called Full Metal Jacket Diary, and he’ll be joining us to chat about the importance of these images and his enduring career.
Catch Modine on Houston Life on Friday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. on Houston Life.
Interested media contact WORKHOUSE, CEO Adam Nelson via firstname.lastname@example.org
And for more information about how to attend the exhibition, click here https://thealtaarts.org/
Socio-Political Powerhouse: War Women of Kosovo's "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" Digitally Drops on Friday, 4 Feb 2022
All proceeds benefit the women of Kosovo involved in the creation of the evocative album "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough."
This is what hatred brings. This is what war has wrought.
A minimum of 800,000 out of less than two-million citizens were made refugees during the Kosovo war— nearly half the country turned homeless, with women systematically subjected to rape by Serbian soldiers in what the UN tribunal later charged as genocide and crimes against humanity.
The War Women of Kosovo collective is composed of women singing publicly and writing songs for the first time. Many of them had never left their villages, even to visit the small city ten-minutes drive away. All names and faces have been kept confidential per the artists' wishes.
As they have done over the past decade with over thirty-six records from countries such as Rwanda, South Sudan, Comoros, Vietnam, and Romania, Grammy-winning producer & author Ian Brennan, and Italian-Rwandan photographer & filmmaker Marilena Umuhoza Delli present "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough."
Streams are available starting Friday, 4 February 2022 by visiting, https://soundcloud.com/user9981180/sets/war-women-of-kosovo-a-lifetime-isnt-long-enough/s-BoKxlQNPQe1?si=7cb46e5fc4a64240a4d8ed66c014cdd8&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
The duo’s goal is to help provide a platform for underrepresented populations, languages, and regions, emphasizing women, the elderly, and persecuted groups.
Interested media who wish to interview "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" executive producer Marilena Umuhoza Delli contact WORKHOUSE, CEO Adam Nelson via email@example.com
The Kosovan community is particularly near to the producers’ hearts. Marilena's only two living Rwandan relatives were born of genocidal rape. And at age twenty-one, Brennan's life was irreversibly impacted by the sexual assault and near murder of a loved one.
"The women have found solace in building a community around their shared experiences and the healing provided by telling their stories.
"These women are heroes— not for what they have suffered, but for the strength that they've demonstrated in overcoming it. They are role models in courage and resilience," said Marilena Umuhoza Delli.
"The women's courageousness is evident in their music-making. Using found elements from their immediate environments— such as tea glasses, stovepipes, and combs— have produced incredibly singular and harrowing sonic expressions. All were first-time singers and songwriters, but they possess some of the most uniquely textured and honest voices that I have ever heard," states Ian Brennan.
Quelling fears that sharing these stories might reopen wounds; instead, they recurrently stated, "We get strength from you listening to our stories. You give us courage."
The final track on the album, "Every Voice Raised," features every woman telling their story simultaneously— a mass plea for these crimes not to be forgotten or minimized, for history to not inevitably repeat.
Time may heal all wounds. But with some injuries, a lifetime isn't long enough.
Trigger warning: this album contains graphic accounts of sexual assault and genocide.
"A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" was produced, engineered & mixed by Ian Brennan. All photos & video by executive producer: Marilena Umuhoza Delli. Recorded throughout Kosovo.
In less than a decade and without any corporate media or governmental support, Grammy-winning producer and author Ian Brennan, has quietly amassed one of the largest bodies of field recordings in history, producing more than thirty albums from under-represented populations and regions around the world (Rwanda, South Sudan, Romania, Ukerewe Island, Vietnam, et al.), helping give voice to the voiceless.
His most notable work may be with the prisoners at the maximum-security Zomba Prison that resulted in an unexpected Grammy nomination (the first-ever for an artist from the country of Malawi) in 2016. The project was featured worldwide, including on the front page of the New York Times, PBS television, Rolling Stone, and in an Emmy-winning segment of "60 Minutes" with Anderson Cooper reporting. Brennan has published seven books on violence prevention, trauma, racism, and international inequity in media representation, including his newest, Muse-$ick: a music manifesto in fifty-nine notes.
STEVE AOKI Joins Forces with THEOS To Create New TV Show THE GATHERING Celebrating the World’s Greatest Festivals
Steve Aoki uncovers the most significant cultural celebrations in THE GATHERING. The project is a personal journey which takes Aoki from offstage and into the crowd in a way we’ve never seen before.
Executive Producer David Lingwood brings us to significant cultural festivals worldwide through the eyes of one of today’s most renowned global DJs.
A man of the people, Steve Aoki, tends to meet the locals and discovers their stories whenever he travels around the globe. It’s a desire he has to dive deeper into the social fabric of our times. This passion for telling personal stories was most famously captured when he interviewed cab drivers of Middle Eastern descent right after 9/11. With THE GATHERING, travel further to find engaging interactions and encounters with communities and why they come together to celebrate the human condition the way they do. Through Aoki’s unique storytelling, watch as he goes to England for “The Appleby Horsefair” to learn about England’s deep gypsy roots. Or “The Boryeong Mud Festival” in Korea to learn about another side of their culture. Steve fearlessly shares his contagious passion for culture and adventure and carries you to places and events that you’ve never heard of. A master at his craft, his goal is to find commonality through expression and community while highlighting music, authentic food, culture, people, and travel. Viewers will see some genuinely surprising answers.
Interested media contact WORKHOUSE, CEO Adam Nelson via firstname.lastname@example.org
David has 10+ years of experience producing award-winning television for numerous networks, including MTV, FOX, Freeform, and HGTV, to name a few. With an instinctual knack for sniffing out contemporary talent and formats, he has an unparalleled eye for recognizing trending IP. As one of the co-founders of THEOS, David has developed and sold dozens of pilots and series to networks and platforms throughout his career. In addition to producing, David shares duality as talent too, which began as one of the millennial-defining MTV series The Buried Life stars. He also wrote New York Times #1 bestseller “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die.”
"In 1999, I started Workhouse in a decrepit, rented kitchen on a wayward side street in Soho. Since inception, the wealth of our work has traversed every imaginable sphere and space from arts and culture, retail and hospitality, publishing and automotive, design, architecture, and the digital frontier within a city that has withstood the Aids crisis, superstorms, stock market crashes, blackouts, and the horrors of 9/11.
New York has survived more than any city in the country, and it’s still standing.
As we contend with global Covid concerns that threaten any semblance of stability and safeguard, we must look over our lost landscape and recognize the optimistic opportunities among us. To flourish and flower. To seek and ascend.
For entrepreneurs who persevere, enlighten and engage, to brands that persist in making bold and beautiful brushstrokes, to artists who forever electrify and enthrall, these are the moments that matter.
As Workhouse celebrates its 22nd anniversary, I am forever grateful to our clients, staff, and associates who believed steadfast could make stardust."
- Adam Nelson, Founder & CEO, Workhouse
Sizzling Workhouse Crypto Division storytellers command sapient social strategy for a new future dominated by digital art and mass crypto adoption.
Since the inception of digital arts, WORKHOUSE's Crypto Division (http://www.workhousepr.com) has propelled one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies forward.
The award-winning company continues to receive accolades for its untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion, and lifestyle spheres for those who seek to craft a seamless business platform in the viral age. The epitome of smooth digital business, work in this space requires a stable marketing silo to blast pioneering Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) into the metasphere.
As the Agency of Record for pioneering utility-backed projects including the world's first crypto-funded film, The Underground Sistine Chapel, which revolutionized the entertainment industry by offering 200 NFTs through Minty.Art in advance of the film's release, our work together brought bold bylines to business and global audiences as seen exclusively here
The agency also represents Marcel Mutt, the anonymous French-based graffiti artist, sculptor, political activist, and video director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed stenciling and sculptural techniques. Marcel's works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges throughout the world. Mutt’s creativity grew out of the Paris underground which involved collaborations between punk artists and street musicians. Since the late Nineties, these controversial works, created in secret, continue to provide cunning commentary on the world of art, consumerism, and celebrity. View Mutt's Collection here https://www.opensea.io/collection/marcel-mutt-collection
Workhouse is also proud to represent Alpha Gorillas, an innovative NFT that consists of 5000 unique 3D gorillas with more than 100 different traits. The Alphas are not only completely unique and rare works of art, but also have a benefit for the real world and the holders of the Alphas. Be it donations to save the gorillas, raffles to win cash prizes, or the opportunity to earn money as a holder of an Alpha Gorilla. For a very long time Gorillas have been a rare sight in the wild. The truth is that some Gorilla species are even on the verge of extinction. Gorilla hunting, habitat destruction...in short - humans - have not made it easy for the Gorilla species to survive, or even just to spread. Some big animal welfare organizations like WWF have been fighting against the extinction of Gorillas for a long time. Saving an entire species is not easy and cannot be done alone. For this reason, 5000 Alpha Gorillas are now rising up and will play a vital part. Learn more https://www.alpha-gorillas.com
WORKHOUSE represents respected leaders in the cryptocurrency space, including blockchain and cryptocurrency-driven marketplaces, trading platforms, and crypto real estate companies to enable creators to promote NFT assets at the highest possible level attracting buyers and investors. Services offered to Workhouse NFT clients include media relations, targeted outreach to industry publications, content creation, digital media campaigns, and celebrity partnerships.
The strategic transformation of Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, to launch the Metaverse platform demonstrates an immediate approach for companies to provide a more immersive experience for those who do not reside in their physical location.
WORKHOUSE was one of the first futurist firms to accept Bitcoin cryptocurrency for digital engagement, consumer marketing, celebrity, NFT, and retail services. The decision to support crypto was driven largely by its future-focused client base and entertainment clients who have digitized original collectibles through leading crypto-driven marketplaces and trading platforms Rarible, SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, Opeansea, and Foundation.
"Accepting Bitcoin reflects our dedication to tomorrow. A revolutionary technology that is far beyond a new means of exchange, Bitcoin has single-handedly ushered important innovations across the stratosphere," said Adam Nelson, Workhouse, Founder & CEO. "Striking as emerging technology, philosophy, and a platform to encourage new and transformative approaches, we could not be more bullish about the brilliance of Bitcoin. By increasingly seeking nonconventional business considerations for an ever-growing international community, we aim to make public relations more accessible than ever."
Celebrating 22 years of service, Workhouse joins a fast-growing list of innovators across a plethora of industries who have embraced cryptocurrencies, including Elon Musk's Tesla, Michael Saylor's MicroStrategy, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Visa, PayPal, Coca-Cola, AMC, and Expedia, have all allowed customers to treat digital currency like dollars, accepting Bitcoin as the preferred payment method for its goods and services.
WORKHOUSE is one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. Celebrating 22 years of service, the agency provides forward-thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and, modern-day marketing. Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Chase Contemporary, Versace and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion, and lifestyle spheres. Visit workhousepr.com
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