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|Looking for Accordionist for Tokyo Disney|
||AFNA Festival in Los Angeles|
|International Accordion Festival San Antonio|
|Cotati Festival in California|
|USA to have three entries in Coupe Mondiale|
|New book released by Gary Dahl|
|New CD 'Seasoning' by Stas Venglevski|
|Ooo La La... Dr. Schimmel in New York|
|Cybelvis in Portland Gig|
|NY Accordionist in China|
|TDA on the Loose in the USA|
|Milan Slavov Receives Fellowship|
|New Foundland Festival|
|Battlefield Band on tour in USA|
|Cafe Accordion Orchestra|
|Tokyo Disney searching for Accordionist|
|Tokyo Disney is looking for
an accordionist to accompany a female vocalist in Japan's Disney theme park
for six months.
The weekly salary will range form $600-800 with a daily stipend of approximately $55.00.
Anyone interested to Betty Dyson at: betty@eventmusic. http://www.eventmusic.com
Phone: 407-239-1336 (Orlando, FL)
|2002 AFNA Festival in Los Angeles|
During the weekend of August
10-11, accordionists will gather to take part in the 47th annual Accordion
Federation of North America (AFNA) Festival.
The "Accordion Association
of Southern California" (AASC) was chosen as the name for this new
|2002 International Accordion Festival in San Antonio|
International Accordion Festival (IAF) is returning to San Antonio on the
19-20 October 2002!
Two days, three stages, more than twenty ensembles, the 2002 International Accordion Festival will feature more than twenty ensembles playing music from around the globe. The artists are regionally, nationally and internationally-noted performers.
In addition to spectacular performances, the festival will host workshops with musicians, dancers and instrument makers. Great food, drink, and of course dancing will also be a part of this family-oriented event.
The festival takes place at the beautiful La Villita Plaza in downtown San Antonio on the beautiful banks of the San Antonio River and spans the world's accordion-driven music traditions: French Canadian, Cajun, Zydeco, Argentinean Tango, Colombian Vallenato, Merengue from the Dominican Republic, Tejano Conjunto, Mexican Norteno, Klezmer, Polish, Texas Czech, German, Irish, and much more.
The series is for everyone, and includes films, talks, a photo exhibit, literary reading, and more! The IAF is a collaborative production of Texas Folklife Resources, the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
The International Accordion Festival, brought to you by the IAF Partners is made possible with funding from their Sponsors: AT&T, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Council for the Humanities, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and more.
For more information, please contact: email@example.com or visit: www.InternationalAccordionFestival.org
|Cotati Accordion Festival in California|
annual Cotati Accordion Festival will take place in Cotati on Saturday/Sunday
August 24 and 25, 2002. The gates open at 9:30 AM and the music starts:
9:45 AM on both days.
One day admission is $10.00 Admission or 2 days admission is $18.00 and children under 15 are FREE!
For more information on this annual festival which has drawn in excess of 10,000 people, please visit the official website at www.cotatifest.com
|USA to have three entries in CIA Coupe Mondiale|
This year the United States
has entered three contestants representing both the Accordionists
and Teachers Guild, International (ATG) and the American
Accordionists Association (AAA into the annual Coupe
Mondiale World Accordion Championships.
|New Book offered by Gary Dahl|
Dahl has released a new book published by Mel Bay Publications, entitled
"15 Louisiana Cajun Classics."
|Stas Venglevski releases new CD entitled 'Seasoning'|
the recent release of Adagio, Romance and Beyond, accordionists Stas
Venglevski has just released a new CD entitled "Seasoning."
His keyboard artistry, dazzling technical command, and sensitivity have brought 'Stas' Venglevski, a native of the Republic of Moldova, part of the former Soviet Union, increasing acclaim as a virtuoso of the bayan.
A two-time first prize winner of bayan competition in the Republic of Moldova, Stas is a graduate of the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow where he received his masters Degree in Music under the tutelage of the famed Russian bayanist, Friedrich Lips. In 1992 he emigrated to the United States.
Showcasing original compositions, this new CD features both solo works and duo works, which Stas performs with popular Chicago based accordionist John Simkus.
For more information, please visit www.accordions.com/stas
|Ooo La La! The Existential Accordion and Dr. Schimmel|
|Cybelvis at the Cyrstal Ballroom|
is now possible to witness electrifying and comedic live performances by
Elvis & Marilyn together again for the very first time - in the same body!
Backed by the irrepressible Botielus on accordion & sequencer, this is one show like no other!
Marvel at the wonder, as Marilyn's sultry voice breathes out Elvis' hit songs, complete with pelvic gyrations, crimson lip curls, and giddy "Boop-boop-ee-doos"!
You can her Miss Cybelvis Monroe on Friday August 16, 2002 in at the Cyrstal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside City, Portland OR. Doors open at 8:00 PM and the show begins at 9:00 PM. Admission is $12.00 in purchased in advance or $15.00 at the door.
For future bookings or more information, please contact
Miss Cybelvis Monroe
PO Box 6714
Portland OR 97228-6714
E-mail: Cybele@funduo.com or visit http://www.cybelvis.com
|NY Accordionist to tour China with NZ Orchestra|
NY based accordionist Kevin
Friedrich will tour China with the "Musicale" accordion orchestra
from Auckland, New Zealand from August 13 - 26, 2002.
|Those Darn Accordions are still on the Loose!|
Those Darn Accordions are on the road and might be appearing at a venue near you!
Those Darn Accordions is
San Francisco's accordion-fueled rock 'n' roll band that pumps out quirky,
catchy originals chronicling life in the weird lane. The five-piece group
fronted by lead singer/squeezebox wizard Paul Rogers and bellows-pumping
babes Patty Brady and Suzanne Garramone promises to forever rearrange
your understanding of the accordion. Behind the wall of wheeze, drummer
Bill Schwartz and bass player Lewis Wallace anchor the band, providing
a firm foundation upon which the manic TDA accordionists can layer huge
slabs of sonic mayhem. With distortion boxes cranked to 11, the one-of-a-kind
band blazes through a variety of musical genres and torches timeless classic
rock tunes. You won't believe your ears!
|Milen Slavov receives Arts Fellowship|
Mississippi Arts Commission recently honored Bulgarian accordionist Milen
Slavov with a Performing Arts Fellowship in Music Composition from their
Arts Industry Program.
|Canadian Festival in Newfoundland|
|The 26th Annual Newfoundland
and Labrador Folk Festival will be held in Bannerman Park, downtown, St.
John's from August 2nd to 4th, presented by the St. John's Folk Arts Council.
Their mandate is to "Promote and preserve the folk arts in Newfoundland
and Labrador and throughout Canada".
Performers include accordionists Allan Ricketts, Vince & Glen Collins, "Crowd of Bold Sharemen" (includes Fergus O'Byrne - concertina, Jim Payne - accordion & concertina, and Graham Wells - accordion & and vocals), "Shanneyganock" (includes accordionist Mark Hiscock), and Nicole and Sarah Squires (violin and accordion).
The event will also include an "Accordion Session" with Dave Penny, Stan Pickett, Art Stoyles, & Bob Rutherford who will take turns demonstrating their unique brand of accordion playing. For further details e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Battlefield Band in the USA|
|On August 7, 2002 the Battlefield
Band will perform at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of their 2002
The Battlefield Band plays Scottish music of rare passion and joy. Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength of today's Scottish cultural scene (which they themselves have done much to create and fuel), they mix the old songs with their own material, performing on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments: bagpipe, fiddle, synthesizer, guitar, cittern, flute, bodhran, and accordion.
Named after the Glasgow suburb of Battlefield, where the group was formed by four student friends, Battlefield Band have been on the world''s roads for just on 30 years now, distilling their own unique form of the Scottish spirit and bottling it in concert and onto disc - Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Syria, Jordan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, U.S.A., Canada and the U.K. They have broken down barriers and pioneered many new directions which others have followed. Angry, joyful, raucous, contemplative, their music is most importantly - accessible to all.
The Edinburgh Evening News says, "The Battlefield Band is turning into a national treasure, and exemplifies the ongoing nature of Scottish musical tradition.
The concert will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street in Philadelphia, PA 19130
For further information please call: (215) 763-8100 or visit http://www.battlefieldband.co.uk
|Cafe Accordion Orchestra|
Accordion Orchestra (photos by Sheralyn Deyoung) performs an eclectic mix
of French Musette, vintage swing, Latin and European dance music styles.
Their repertoire is that of the "Bal Musette" orchestra, through which they
recreate the music that was popular in Parisian dance halls, cafés and bistros
in the 1920's through 1950's. It includes a healthy dose of "Musette", the
gypsy-influenced romantic dance music that filled the cafes and dance halls
of Paris in the 1920's, 30's & 40's.
Besides these waltz, valse-musette, java and swing-valse styles, CAO's repertoire also includes foxtrot, swing, tango, paso doble, polka, bolero and rhumba selections. CAO injects their music with good humor and expressive abandon and plays it for what it truly is - dance party music.
Cafe Accordion Orchestra accordionist Dan Newton grew up listening to big band, classical and Broadway records, and to his mom playing hymns on the piano. Along the way, he learned to express his "inner Dan" through the piano, tin whistle, hammered dulcimer and guitar (and belly dancing - more about that later).
While playing piano in one of his earlier bands, the other members increasingly booked gigs at bars that didn't have a piano. Dan was oblivious to this not-so-subtle hint, and instead decided the solution lie in the accordion.
Since then, Dan has won the 1987 Nebraska Accordion Contest at the Wilber Czech Festival. Dan has taught at Lark in the Morning (Mendocino, CA), Augusta Heritage Institute (Elkins, W.Va.), and Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camp (Ashokan, NY). He has performed at Freight & Salvage (Berkeley, CA), Winnipeg Folk Festival, Prairie Home Companion, Montmagny Accordion Festival (Canada) and at over 1,500 nursing homes and senior centers in Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.
Dan's professional bands include Paddywhack, North Wynd, Boys of Blue Hill, Fat City, Last Call, Daddy Squeeze & The Doctor, Vooju Rockin' Tango Club, Irish Brigade, Rockin' Pinecones, Group du Jour, Jumbo Ya Ya, Swamp Sextet, Café Accordion Orchestra, Art Carnage and Guys Can Talk. His 1993 solo release "Café Accordion" spawned Café Accordion Orchestra.
Upcoming concerts include appearances in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Iowa. For booking info or further information, please call (612) 782-8488 or (651) 488-1174 or visit www.cafeaccordionorchestra.com
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