The I Love Music Foundation will host a benefit concert on June 8, 2013 at the Jacksonville Landing. The event will start at 2pm and run until 8pm. The Concert will feature 10 recording artist, a performance by the Teal Sound Alumni Corps and special performances from 5 of our local high school bands. The concert is headlined by recording artist Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Warner Bros. recording artist New Boyz. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus earn a Gold record with their “Don’t you fake it” album, powered by the top 3 Billboard Alt Rock hit “Face Down”. New Boyz has earned 3 US Billboard Platinum singles. (“You’re a Jerk”, “Backseat” and Tie me down ft Ray J”.) The concert is presented by 121 Financial Credit Union. The purpose of an I Love Music Tour event is to promote the importance and benefits of music education. We intend to pass out literature at the concerts showing case studies and facts about the added benefits of music education. Also in between artist we will show video of Music education in action and testimonials from the students who are a part of high school bands, drum corps and winter guards. Also we will show testimonials from artist, politicians and business leaders who have all benefited from being in a school music program. The artist will also make mention of the importance of music in our schools. We will also have the band directors give testimonials during the concert of their struggles to keep a quality program going in the day and age of the all mighty budget cuts. There has been a lot of focus on losing sports programs but there hasn’t been enough spotlights shined on the need for music programs. The event on June 8th will be a celebration to all the music education has to offer and show the great need they have. “Although the evidence shows that participation in school music programs supports higher achievement in reading and math, never in my 39 year career have the challenges to developing & maintaining high level public school music programs been greater. Now that we have serious economic challenges all over America, the need for creative ways to raise money to support our music programs is critical to our success. This is one of the newest and most creative ideas I have encountered to meet these challenges” says Frank Williams hall of fame band director. The concert will be a free concert. High school band students will be selling discount coupons to local and nation business of all types to raise funds for their bands. The coupon will also enter you into a sweepstakes to win a $500 gas card or two tickets and a limo ride to the Justin Bieber concert August 7. Plus many more great prizes. Coupons for the sweepstakes are $5 and can be purchased from any high school band student or on line at www.ilovemusicfoundation.org
Skate Against Crime Celebrity Mixer 2013 will take place on April 12, 2013 10pm-1am at Airline Skate Center 6711 Airline Drive. The cost of attendance is $10.The event is held annually in the birthday month of our fallen angel Paige Dejean that was murdered by a stray bullet that entered her home while she was asleep. This year a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Paige Dejean Scholarship Fund for Criminal Justice Majors at Southeastern Louisiana College. During the event or if you do not wish to attend the event you have the opportunity to support the scholarship fund by purchasing purple bracelets for $5 you will also receive a free paige bookmark with each purchase of a bracelet. The funds collected from bracelets sales goes toward the scholarship fund. Either way you are aiding a Criminal Justice Major reach their goal. First Priority Management,LLC and Trae Productions,Inc in association with Step It up is moving forward and pushing the movement to STOP THE VIOLENCE. The purpose of Skate Against Crime Celebrity Mixer is to bring awareness to attendees of all ages the destruction that is being caused by a community that does not stand up. We are showing that if you stand together you can make a difference. The featured artists for SACCM are motivated to make a change and to stand up for a change. During the event the attendees are motivated to talk to the artists, get their pictures taken, and get autographs. The artists are there for them! The artists love their community and want them to understand just that without the fans there is no them! This year the attendees are in for a treat. Yes we made a few changes. Change is GOOD! We will have a guest speaker ( will be released at a later date). One noted change for 2013 is LIVE PERFORMANCES! Yes you read right! Not only do we have meet and greet but we will have live performances for SACCM 2013! The music provider for the evening will be none other than legendary New Orleans Native Definition Djs DJ Chicken! Back by popular Demand! You may have heard of our opening act around New Orleans. We present to you the Prince of New Orleans JC STYLES! He is currently headlining the Step It Up Movement. The Step It Up Movement is a positive movement that focuses on the need to stop violence and drugs in the community! JC STYLES is doing so awesome he will be featured in NOLAVIE Magazine! He is an awesome addition to our movement and we are truly honored that STEP IT UP is joining us in our efforts to make a change in the community! http://www.jcstylesofficial.com/ Our main act for the evening is none other than Sissy Nobby!With his distinct raspy voice, Nobby weaves elements of bounce, electro, Ragamuffin and rock into a sonic experience unlike anything else. What a wonderful way to end the night! http://imsissynobby.com/ Our featured Artists Include but not limited to : Legendary Partners N Crime: Partners-N-Crime is a rap group from New Orleans,LA made up of Kango Slimm (born Walter Williams) and Mr. Meana (born Michael Patterson), friends raised in New Orleans, where they met in high school through a mutual friend. The two earned a local buzz performing at various New Orleans talent shows, and eventually signed to Big Boy Records. A rivalry between Partners-N-Crime and Cash Money Records group U.N.L.V.led to further hostilities between Big Boy and Cash Money before the two groups made peace. The group is considered legendary to locals.Kango Slimm and Mr. Meana are now artists on their own label, H.I.T.Z. International. Na’Tee: Samantha Davon James (born December 18, 1986), better known by her stage name 3D Na'Tee, is an American rapper, songwriter, and video director. She was born in New Orleans,La . Na'Tee has been featured on several national media outlets such as MTV, The Source Magazine ,XXL Magazine , The Fader Magazine,RapRadar and RapRehab.She has also received attention from Louisiana newspapers and music magazines. Jason Lyric :Cool, calm and charismatic verses laden with witty antidotes, delivered with a lackadaisical melodic flow is a great way to describe Jason Lyric, the latest hip hop sensation to emerge from New Orleans. Jason Lyric reminds us of what feel good music is. Inspired by artists like Tupac, Nas, Outkast and Amy Winehouse his approach to each track he burns up has a smooth and confident delivery. Jason Lyric breathes new life into hip hop giving his listeners good quality music laced with that distinct New Orleans flair. Kris Baptiste: Kris Baptiste self proclaimed as the Prince of R&B is a very outgoing person who has a strong passion for music and works tirelessly to fulfill his dream of one day becoming a superstar. He has performed all over the Southern Region. Including Teen Summit, opened for national recording artists Cassidy, Monica, Cupid & more. Tony D’Banker:Host of TV show Phat Phat & All That, Actor, Model, Comedian, Entrepreneur Lucky Johnson:Kevin Johnson aka “Lucky Johnson” is Louisiana latest Hollywood rising star. He recently filmed with the motion picture Contraband along side Oscar nominee actor Mark Wahlberg who starred in “Fighter” and Kate Beckensale who starred in “Underworld”. Image Musiq: comprised of four young men (Johntrell, Christian, Tony, and Brandon), is the hottest new R&b group started in New Oreans, LA under the management of Mia Harrison and M.I.A. Manangement. Princess Denesia Rude Jude Quinten Corvette Jay Jones Miss Black Teen Louisiana Tori Turner Shorty The second change is this year we will be handing out promotional bags filled with items from POW Cosmetics, Mynnye’s Chocolates, Squares, Sneakergeeks Clothing, In Favor Of Decorations, ShowStopper Creations, Enticing Objects by none other Thai Mills and more. Media during the event includes WXTG Online radio who will be broadcasting live, The Cookie Jar, Cognition Magazine & more!
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Bio: New Orleans based music artist Joshua “JC Styles” Cornelius is an energetic Hip-Hop/Bounce artist, dancer, host and motivational speaker. Armed with an up-tempo/heavy base sound, JC Styles seeks to touch as many individuals as he can with his brand of progressive, yet re-latable Hip-Hop.
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