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Fall 2014 Arts Conferences & Showcases
30-August-2014 — SRO Agents are now scheduling appointments at the Fall 2014 Arts Conferences, starting in September. Showcasing artists from the SRO's Roster include Martha Redbone Roots Project (Arts Midwest, PAE, Arts Northwest, and Mundial Montreal), Marcus Roberts (PAE), Carlos Nuñez (WOMEX) and others to be announced. Read more
 
CD-Release Touringfrom SRO's Music Roster
10-June-2014 — SRO Agents are currently booking several artists with CD release support. These include: Altan (Q3 2014); Carlos Nuñez (©2014, Sony Music); Catie Curtis (©2014, IndieGoGo); Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks (©2013, Surfdog); Loudona Wainwright III (©2014, 429 Records); Marcus Roberts Trio (©2013, J-Master Records); The Nile Project (©2013), Patty Larkin(©2013, Signature Sounds), and more TBA!
 
Babes Tribute Band?!?!
24-April-2014 — To honor their wildly successful touring escapades over the past two and a-half decades, THE FOUR BITCHIN BABES, have decided to become their own tribute band by shining the spotlight back over 25 years of their most requested HIT songs. Nancy Moran steps back in to join Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith and Deirdre Flint for a love-fest-look-back over the astounding catalogue of songs that celebrate all the roles that women play in this new world. Now booking through 2015/16 season. Make Offer
 
CBS 60-Minutes Features "Jazz Gem" Marcus Roberts
27-March-2014 — CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis, debuts on 60 Minutes with a profile of "Jazz Gem" Marcus Roberts, Sunday, March 30 at 7pm ET/PT. Roberts lost his sight as a child but gained such incredible insights into American music that his playing has inspired a whole generation of jazz musicians. Hear this "fearsome and fearless musician" play classic American jazz on the March 30th edition of 60 Minutes. Watch full segment
 
Back to Broadway
26-February-2014 — Currently on its 2014 Encore tour of North America,Cirque Ziva has announced a five-week New York City run at Broadway's New Victory Theater from Dec. 1, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015! This makes the ONLY acrobatic troupe from China to be chosen twice for this prestigious venue! SRO agents are now routing the 3rd North American Tour, Winter/Spring 2015. Make Offer
 

Loudon Wainwright III Moves Representation to SRO
6-January-2014 — Effective immediately, SRO Artists Inc announces that it is now representing Loudon Wainwright III for live performances in North America. Tour dates are now available for Loudon as a solo performer, and for the play "Surviving Twin." SRO will be looking for new opportunities throughout 2014-15 season. Read Press Release | Make Offer

 
Statement from Johnny Clegg on the Passing of Nelson Mandela
6-December-2013 — South African singer Johnny Clegg has released this statement about the passing of Nelson Mandela... "My family and I send our condolences to all the Mandela family members on the passing of Tata. We also share with all South Africans and the global community our sense of loss and sadness at his passing..." Read more
 
Visit SRO Artists at APAPNYC 2014
24-November-2013 — Hard to believe the annual APAP conference is just around the corner! Will you New York from January 10 through 14? Then make plans to visit SRO at our Opening Reception After-Party (at Apollo Music Cafe with w/ Martha Redbone Roots Project 10pm, Friday Jan. 10) or during exhibit hall time (Americas Hall I, Booth #s 518 and 520). Learn more about SRO at APAPNYC and schedule an appointment today.
 

SRO now routing THIRD North American tour for 'Cirque Zíva' winter/spring 2014!
21-September-2013 — Upon the successful completion of its 55-city, 20-week premiere tour of North America in 2013, Asian Artists Production, Inc. (AAIP) announced the show "Cirque Zíva" will continue its national touring for the next two seasons with booking representation from SRO! While the 2014 Encore Tour is virtually sold-out (very limited avails remain), SRO Agents are now booking the group's 3rd consecutive North American Tour for Winter/Spring 2015, with routing from West to East. Contact your agent today and learn more about booking into this wonderful show from the Golden Dragon Acrobats!

 
FIVE New Roster Additions at SRO for 2014-2015!
11-July-2013 — SRO proudly announces FIVE new additions to its' 2014/15 Artist Roster. These include premiere North American tours of ACES Guitar Collective and The Nile Project as well as well-known artists from across the globe like Altan (Ireland), Marcus Roberts (US, w/ immediate avails), and Nuevo Ballet Español (Spain).
 
CD Release Touring from Several Artists at SRO
01-July-2013 — SRO Agents are currently booking several artists into 2014 with CD release support, including...
...Carlos Nuñez (©2012, Sony Masterworks)
...Catie Curtis (tbd 2014)
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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks (©2013, Surfdog)
...Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (©2012, Indie)
...Janis Ian (tbd 2014)
...Martha Redbone Roots Project (©2012, Indie)
...Marcus Roberts (©2012, re-release)
...Patty Larkin (©2013, Signature Sounds)
 
Meet SRO Agents at Fall 2013 Regional Tradeshows
18-June-2013 — Each fall, SRO Agents go "on-tour" with Arts Presenter Tradeshow Season in full swing. Face-time, exclusive buying opportunities, SRO Showcases, and more. Make plans today to join Jeff Laramie (Arts Midwest Conference co-chair), John Schimmelman and Annemarie Martins from LA to Austin to Nashville and beyond.
 
And the Grammy Goes To... JANIS IAN!
10-February-2013 — Janis Ian has won the 2013 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album! Up against Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Ellen Degeneres and Rachel Maddow, Janis' autobiography, "Society's Child" took home the award. Janis earned her first Grammy nomination in 1966, for "Society's Child" the record. This was her ninth Grammy nomination. Congratulations Janis!
 
Martha Redbone Joins SRO with Showcase at globalFEST
16-December-2012 — Native American and Appalachian roots commune with the poetry of William Blake as SRO newest roster addition, Martha Redbone Roots Project performs songs from her latest release Garden of Love at globalFEST 10, Sunday, Jan 13, 2013, 9:30p. If you're planning to attend APAPNYC, then please join SRO and help us welcome Martha Redbone to the arts presenter community!
 
Twelve Tunes a'Streaming...
12-December-2012 — Once again, SRO is sharing a dozen seasonal songs from SRO's roster of musical artists. And what better day release 12 Songs A Streaming than on 12/12/2012?! Click here to find streaming player, and MP3 downloads. And from all of us at SRO Artists, Inc., best wishes for happy holidays and a fantastic New Year!
 

Janis Ian Earns 9th Grammy Nomination
6-December-2012 — In a wonderful bookend to her first Grammy nomination (in 1966, for "Society's Child" the record), we are thrilled to announce that the audiobook of Janis Ian's autobiography has been nominated for a GRAMMY award! Other nominees in her category are Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Ellen Degeneres, and Rachel Maddow. Congratulations Janis!

 

We Hope to See You at APAPNYC13
30-November-2012 — It's that time of year again...for this year's Arts Presenters Conference in NYC (January 11 - 15, 2013). SRO agents are now scheduling meetings during and outside of exhibit time. In addition, SRO is hosting Janis Ian at City Winery on Thursday, Jan 10 at 8pm. If you would like to arrange for tickets, please us know.

 

DSO at 15, and Phil Lesh Sits In
11-November-2012 — Today marks a happy 15th Anniversary for Dark Star Orchestra. Highlights from this past year alone include DSO's 2,000th show in Ithaca (a year ago today, 11/11/11); performing in front of 30,000 fans in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with a recreation The Dead's 9/28/75 show (originally performed on almost the very same spot); and on Oct. 13th (the second of two nights at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore), Grateful Dead's founding bass player Phil Lesh joined DSO for the entire first set. Congratulations to DSO!

 
Nuñez Makes Debut on Sony Masterworks
25-September-2012 — Carlos Núñez makes his Sony Masterworks debut with Discover, a 2-CD released today, followed by his first major North American tour. Discover, showcases the range and depth of this groundbreaking instrumentalist, who has taken Galician music to all corners of the world. Proof is in the stunning list of guests that appear on Discover, including The Chieftains (who launched Núñez’s career), Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Sinéad O’Connor, flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo, Brazilian star Carlinhos Brown, Early Music master Jordi Savall, Buena Vista Social Club members Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo and Cachaíto, and many more. Click read and listen
 
newsAnneMarie Martins Joins SRO
1-September-2012 — Industry veteran AnneMarie Martins has teamed up with SRO Artists, Inc. to represent their newly combined roster for performing arts centers and festivals throughout the Western United States and Canada. SRO's Jeff Laramie says, "I have great respect for the leadership and excitement that AnneMarie brings, along with fantastic new artists, to our company!"
Press Release | Roster Adds | Contact AnneMarie
 
Visit SRO Agents Face-to-Face at These Fall 2012 Regional Arts Conferences
21-August-2012 — SRO agents are scheduling appointments for fall arts presenter conferences. Click through to your conference for more info, and to contact SRO Agent for an appointment:
 

Bellydance Superstars Join SRO
8-Aug-2012 — SRO announces exclusive US representation of Bellydance Superstars, from Producer Miles Copeland. This is America’s best-known tribal bellydance troupe featuring Arabian, Indonesian & Western music. "Sheer Genius!" (Village Voice)

 
Meet Us at the Jubilee!
15-June-2012 — The Dark Star Jubilee, set for Labor Day Weekend (August 31 - September 2), is the grand finale of Dark Star Orchestra's 2+month summer 2012 tour (kicks-off in Denver on 28-June). In addition to three full shows by Dark Star Orchestra, the Jubilee features three days and nights of friends, family, camping, over 20 bands, nearly 40 hours of music with no overlapping sets from just-announced very Special Guests like Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen to name a few. Get tickets
 
She's Bitchin'... She's a Babe... And now, She's One of the Four!
23-May-2012 — The Four Bitchin Babes welcome TWO TIME Grammy Award winning instrumentalist-vocalist-writer, Marcy Marxer (of Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer) to its traveling pajama party! Together, the gal-pals are recording this summer and will unveil two all-new stage shows this fall 2012, Mid Life Vices...A Guilt Free Music Revue, and new Holiday show of shared musical traditions, Jingle Babes! Read more
 
Wish You Were Here... on Tour with PFX
09-February-2012 — With their dazzling new light show and giant screen HD Video in tow, the 2012 Tour of The Pink Floyd Experience, will include the the complete presentation of Floyd's 1975 release "Wish You Were Here", within their epic two-hour show. The seven-week tour kicks-off in Toronto then moves from US Northeast to the West into April. Follow the tour on FaceBook and Twitter. BOOKING UPDATE... SRO Agents are now routing PFX 2013 TOUR, 'HITS & RARITIES' (Winter/Spring, 2013). Learn more
 
Oud Virtuoso to Premiere New Works At APAPNYC 2012
22-December-2011 — Be among the first to witness performance of Simon Shaheen's "The Call" his latest expedition into the past/present/future of Arabic and Middle Eastern music. ONE NIGHT ONLY ~ MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2012 ~ 8:30 to 9:30pm at District 36 (29 West 36th Street - Suite 401, New York, NY 10018, d36nyc.com). For more information about this exclusive performance by Simon Shaheen, click, call, or visit us at APAPNYC 2012, Both #526 Americas Hall 1, January 6 to 10, 2012!
 
New Classical Recording from California Guitar Trio
21-December-2011 — CGT's new "All Classical" album entitled Masterworks is available on CD and MP3 download. The album contains several brand new arrangements, and also some previously unreleased versions of CGT classics. Tony Levin is featured on three tracks playing upright bass and cello. Chicago guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque plays some beautiful classical guitar on an arrangement of Vivaldi's 'Winter'. More info
 
California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio return to APAPNYC 2012
01-December-2011 — This six-by-6-string 'phenomensemble' features virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), Together, CGT+MG3 explore intricate original compositions as well as new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical. Their APAP2011 showcase and live CD have spiked demand for touring and inspired this encore appearance at APAP2012! (TWO SHOWS ~ SUNDAY JAN 8, 2012 at 8:40pm and 10pm ~ Hilton NY, Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor) WATCH VIDEO
 
Four Bitchin' Babes Reveal a New Pair...of Shows for 2012 
18-Nov-2011 — Together, and clever as ever, the Four Bitchin Babes ring-in their 21st year in 2012 with TWO all-new stage programs, Mid Life Vices...A Hilarious Celebration of Whine, Women and Song, and new Holiday show, Jingle Babes! Read more
 

Avails Update from SRO Agent Routebooks
11-October-2011... Our October 2011 Avails bulletin, with up-to-date route book developments for North America, is now available as a 1-sheet PDF. Click here to read. You can also find route book developments from an artist’s page the by clicking “Availability” on the right-hand column. Contact SRO to discuss the latest news, routings, and developments from the attraction of your choice.

 
Stairway to High-Definition
29-September-2011 — Get The Led Out (The American Led Zeppelin) has released an amazing sneak peak of their new HD performance video. The 15-camera shoot captures the group's epic live show from the Electric Factory this past June.  Watch preview in full HD
 
Presenters in Pennsylvania celebrate Hispanic Heritage with Plena Libre
09-September-2011 — One of SRO's newest additions, and direct from Puerto Rico, Plena Libre hosts a series of concerts & workshops at Millersville University and surrounding area from September 16 through 19, 2011. Click to read full schedule
 

Annual Arts Northwest Booking Conference to Showcase Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
21-August-2011... SRO is proud to represent an Official Juried Showcase artist at the 2011 Arts Northwest Booking Conference in Eugene... Argentinean guitar virtuoso Gonzalo Bergara performs with his "blazing" QUartet Tuesday Oct. 18 @11am at the Soreng Theatre in downtown Eugene, Oregon. Click for details

 
North American Premiere Tour of Cirque Zíva routes through SRO!
09-August-2011 — Award-winning producer Danny Chang and his production company Asian Artists Production, Inc. (AAIP) has announced booking representation for the North American Premiere Tour of its latest creation, "Cirque Zíva" will be handled by SRO Artists. Performed by the renowned Golden Dragon Acrobats, Cirque Zíva will tour extensively throughout Winter/Spring 2013.
 
Visit SRO Agents Face-to-Face at these Fall 2011 Regional Arts Conferences
04-August-2011 — SRO agents are scheduling appointments for fall arts presenter conferences. Click through to your conference for more info, and to contact SRO Agent for an appointment:
  • Western Arts Alliance (Seattle/Aug 29 > Sep 2)
  • Midwest Arts Conference (Minneapolis/Sep 7>10)
  • Performing Arts Exchange (Baton Rouge/Sep 21>24)
  • NW Booking Conference (Eugene/Oct 17>20)
  • NC ArtsMarket (Durham/Nov 7>9)
 
Wish You Were There...?
17-July-2011 — Special thanks to the promoters for an outstanding Winter 2011 Tour with The Pink Floyd Experience. With their dazzling new light show and giant screen HD Video in tow, PFX featured the complete presentation of Floyd's 1977 "Animals" album, within their epic two-hour show. Wish you were there?! Then inquire about 2012 US tour (East to West from February through April), when PFX performs another Floyd favorite in its entirety, the 1975 release "Wish You Were Here."
 
Two from SRO selected for 2011 Midwest Spotlight Showcases
21-July-2011 — SRO is proud to represent two Official Midwest Arts Conference Spotlight Showcase artists, each performing Friday Sept. 9... Randy Sabien & The Fiddlehead Band (@6:55pm) and Four Bitchin' Babes (@7:35pm).
 
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet co-bills with Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks
12-July-2011 — Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks will be joined by another swingin' posse, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, at Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA for a night of sizzling, toe-tapping jazz on Saturday July 23, 2011. The two were last seen together when Django Reinhardt-inspired Bergara played guitar as one of the "Hot Licks" on Dan Hicks' 2004 album, Selected Shorts.
 
DSO's 2,000th show milestone in sight
01-July-2011 — SRO's Jeff Laramie has indicated Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) will play it's 2000th show this coming fall 2011. Since 1997, DSO has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three nightstands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, DSO hosts its own annual July gathering, Gratefulfest, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.
 

New release from Catie Curtis out August 30, 2011
20-June-2011 — The 11th career studio release from Catie Curtis, Stretch Limousine on Fire, will be out August 30th on Compass Records. Produced by Lorne Entress, these ten new tracks were recorded and mixed by Ryan Freeland in L.A. (Ray LaMontangue, Ingrid Michaelson, The Weepies). Matthew Curry, a Grammy nominated artist/designer (best known for his work with Thievery Corporation) is illustrating the cover and designing the CD artwork and Joseph Anthony Baker (Taylor Swift) shot the photos. Extensive US touring will support. Routing includes:

... East > Southeast [August to September, 2011]
... Midwest > West > South Central [October to November, 2011].
... Rocky Mountains > Southwest [mid to late January, 2012]

 
Pink inks = box office Blacks
17-June-2011 — Special thanks to the promoters for an outstanding Winter 2011 Tour with The Pink Floyd Experience. With their dazzling new light show and giant screen HD Video in tow, PFX featured the complete presentation of Floyd's 1977 "Animals" album, within their epic 2 hour show. The Winter 2011 tour ran seven-weeks, sold more than 38,000 tickets and grossed over $1.3 million. For Winter/Spring 2012 US tour, PFX will perform another Floyd favorite in its entirety, the 1975 release "Wish You Were Here." SRO agents are routing US East to West from February through April, 2012.
 
Karla Bonoff's Japan Tour rescheduled
13-June-2011 — Karla Bonoff returns to Japan for a tour with JD Souther, February 21 through 26, 2012. The tour, originally scheduled in May of 2011, was postponed due to travel warnings from Japan in the wake of its devastating earthquakes.
 
A Busy Year 2011 For Janis Ian
10-June-2011 — Janis Ian toured Japan all of January-February, then performed an exhausting 30 US cities in 50 days in March/April. Highlights included several performances with Tom Paxton and Natalia Zukerman under the banner "Together At Last". This summer includes an appearance at The Hudson River Clearwater Festival, and The Swannanoa Festival followed by a three-month European tour from September to November. Whew! Janis will be writing for another upcoming book and CD in the Winter and Spring. Summer 2012 dates are limited, until scheduling returns to open US touring in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. Follow Janis Ian's newsletter
 
New Cellist for Chamber Blues
10-June-2011 — Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues is pleased to announce the addition of cellist Jocelyn Butler, a gifted and vivacious young talent. The group anticipates working immediately on a new Chamber Blues recording project with her that will feature favorite special guest artists. Jocelyn replaces cellist Jill Kaeding, who after 18 years with Chamber Blues, has announced her retirement. Jill's last performance with Chamber Blues will be on July 24 at the Long Grove Music Festival.
 
Coffee Cred
06-June-2011 — Seriouseats.com, an award winning top five food blog with a devoted and large following of more than 1.7 million users monthly, lists Patty Larkin's song "Caffeine" within their top five songs about coffee. From her 1984 album Step Into the Light the song mentions George Howell's historic Harvard Square cafe, as well as the Coffee Connection (birthplace of the frappuccino).
 
Simon Shaheen's 'Oud Concerto' Has Worldly Legs
05-June-2011 — Oud Concerto, which premiered with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2008, was performed by ERT National Symphonic Orchestra June 4 at Megaron-Athens Concert Hall in Greece. Composer Simon Shaheen notes, "The concert in Athens was wonderful - the orchestra was excellent, and it was videotaped professionally for Greek TV." According to Simon, a recording of the oud concerto is due soon, as performed live in Lebanon with the Beirut Symphony earlier this year.
 
Annual Arab Music Retreat Announced
22-May-2011 — Presented by The Arab American Arts Institute, Simon Shaheen's 15th Annual Arabic Music Retreat will be held from August 13-20, 2011 at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Shaheen invites students, performers, and scholars of Arabic music for seven days of intensive classes, workshops, and a recital by participants and instructors. Read brochure
 
Best Instrumental Album of 2010!
21-May-2011 — Congratulations to CGT, who's latest album Andromeda has won the Best Instrumental Album of 2010 at the Indie Acoustic Project. In creation for more than two years, Andromeda was released October 2010 on the Inner Knot label, and is their first in 13 career releases to feature entirely new original music, both composed and improvised by Bert, Paul and Hideyo. Guests on Andromeda include Tony Levin, Julie Slick, Eric Slick, Tom Griesgraber, Tyler Trotter and more. Listen here
 
North to the Future
20-May-2011 — In August, Dark Star Orchestra faces its' own Last Frontier of the Continental U.S. Yes, Dark Star Orchestra will be taking the long jump up the Klondike Coast: Anchorage, Denali, and Fairbanks, Alaska, playing Midnight Moonlight in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Visit the DSO Tour Page for details. Better yet, build your foreign policy experience and come visit us there.
 
SRO Signs Plena Libre
05-May-2011 — Expecting their 14th CD release in Q4 2011, Plena Libre has joined SRO Artists, Inc. with immediate avails in North America for Fall 2011 and beyond. The fine-tuned Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians directed by Gary Nuñez, joins SRO with all-new exciting repertoire along with new choreography, compelling new stories told from the stage between songs, and a “Custom-Tailored Presentation” sure to win the hearts of both aficionados and newcomers to their sound!
 
“Musical Contrast Just Perfect”
02-May-2011 — Together at Last, a special touring collaboration with Janis Ian and guest Tom Paxton, has struck a chord with fans and critics. Michael Eck, Special to the Times Union in Albany, New York reviews, "Perfect...The compositional firepower these two can display is ridiculous." [Read full review] The collaboration premiered before nine US markets since November 2010, and also featured Natalie Zuckerman. Additional touring of "Together at Last" is expected to be available for 2012/13 season.
 
You're Time is Gonna Come
28-April-2011 — With a solid roots established and markets growing throughout its Eastern US base, Get The Led Out is now actively routing nationally! In March, they rocked audiences in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. And this coming fall, GTLO heads west of the Mississippi for the first time since forming in 2003, with gigs in Colorado (October) and Kansas (November). Submit an offer around these regional en-routes, or inquire about booking other US avails developing into 2013.
 
PFX Home Movie Series - Pigs
21-April-2011 — 1977 Classic Floyd!! Pigs in it's entirety as performed by Pink Floyd Experience, live from Three Stages At Folsom College on March 30th, 2011. Watch the video
 

CIRQUE ZÍVA TO MAKE HISTORY BOOKS
18-April-2011 — The Asbury Park Boardwalk today announced another important milestone in its incredible resurgence. A destination deeply rooted in music, art and entertainment will now welcome a resident company to one of its historic venues. The critically acclaimed Golden Dragon Acrobats will bring “Cirque Zíva,” a new show created by impresario Danny Chang, to the Paramount Theatre for a five-week run, and mark the first-ever residency held at the Paramount Theatre in its more than 80-year history.

 
Two for Japan
10-April-2011 — In early 2011 Janis Ian returned to Japan for a much-anticipated tour there, bringing with her US singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman. In light of recent tragic events in Japan, both artists have agreed to donate 100% proceeds from the sale of two rare mp3 downloads (two Janis Ian songs, performed live in Osaka January 22, 2011) to Citizen's Nuclear Information Center [www.cnic.jp]. The CNIC is an anti-nuclear public interest organization in Japan dedicated to securing a safe, nuclear-free world. The Center was formed to provide reliable information and public education on all aspects of nuclear power, to ultimately realize this goal.
 
Harlem Angel in Arizona
01-April-2011 — Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra tours their new show "A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald" in the Southwest through April 2011. The full big band led by award-winning jazz master Dr. David Baker will feature very special guest vocalist Kim Nazarian of the New York Voices! The Ella Fitzgerald tribute, and other small ensembles are available for booking. Open sample flyer
 
Five Years Ago Today!
31-March-2011 — On this day in 2006, Catie Curtis was named grand prize winner of the International Songwriting Competition, for her song “People Look Around”, co-written with Mark Erelli. The judges, (including Tom Waits, Loretta Lynn, Macy Gray, and Sonny Rollins) chose the winner from a field of 15,000 entries from 82 countries. The song appeared on Long Night Moon (©2006, Compass Records) an intricate work of stripped down modern folk.
 
In-Studio on Minnesota Public Radio
29-March-2011 — Yesterday, live from MPR's Maud Moon Weyerhauser studio, Patty Larkin discusses her songwriting philosophy, including inspiration and performances from her silver anniversary release entitled 25. Listen here
 
REVIEW: Pink Floyd Experience at Cotillion Ballroom, Wichita, 3/23/2011:
26-March-2011 — ClassicRockRevisted.com writes "[PFX] recreated both the subtle nuances of Animals, and the bashing anger, with excellence." Read full review and set list
 
FEATURE: California Guitar Trio in Guitar Player Magazine
26-March-2011 — CGT lands a 4-page spread in the March 2011 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Read full feature
 
Wish They All Could Be California Babes
23-March-2011 — California fell in love with the Babes during their Valentine's Tour through the sunshine state. Three gigs (two sell-outs!), 1,300 tickets, and $45,000 gross box office! Writes Dan DeWayne of Chico Performances, "Their fabulous singing, excellent songwriting, and wonderful rapport with the audience were rewarded with a long, final curtain, standing ovation." Read Dan's letter
 
DSO>Jam in the Dam VI
17-March-2011 — Dark Star Orchestra returns to Jam in the Dam VI: a multi-day, multi-room extravaganza held at the legendary Melkweg in Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 14 through 16, 2012. The festival will also feature: moe., Mike Gordon, Lotus and Keller Williams. Each artist will play extended sets all three nights in one of the two concert halls, all under one roof. This marks DSO's first trip back to JITD since their back-to-back appearances in 2007 and 2008.
 
‘Zafir’ World Premiere
28-February-2011 — The world premiere of Simon Shaheen's original composition "Zafir," written for and performed with Imani Winds was performed by both artists on February 6 to a capacity crowd at Kasser Theater/Montclair State University. The co-bill also performs 2-April-2011 at University of Notre Dame.
 
REVIEW: Pink Floyd Experience at Electric Factory, Philadelphia, 2/22/2011:
24-February-2011 — BlowTheScene.com hails PFX's "Pitch-Perfect Powerhouse!"
Read review/see photos
 
Catie Curtis Wants to Marry You
14-February-2011 — Lesbian icon and award winning songwriter Catie Curtis, hailed as a "folk-rock goddess" by the New Yorker, has been ordained as a wedding officiant and is offering her creative services to help couples with their own ceremonies. A limited number of Catie Curtis Wedding Packages are available from SRO! Learn more
 
REVIEW: Get The Led Out at Calvin Theater, Northampton, Mass., 1/22/2011
3-February-2011 — Gary Carra, aka 'Nightcrawler', reviews shows for the Valley Advocate in Northampton. In his review of the January 22 performance of Get The Led Out he pens, "even more impressive than the caliber of musicianship was [the band's] sheer selflessness. Quite simply, there are no egos in Get The Led Out... executed to perfection." Read the full review
 
Exclusive Hispanic Heritage Programming Opportunities Available
01-February-2011 — Turn your event with the Ballet Folklorico "Quetzalli" into a cultural celebration of Mexico's history! Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized annually from mid September to mid October. Ask your SRO agent for more details about these programming opportunities! Make offer
 
Gators Learn Creative Writing
24-January-2011 — A few dozen students at the University of Florida spent an insightful day with Patty Larkin last Friday. Elizabeth Auer, Assistant Director at the Curtis Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, noted, "[Patty's] workshop with creative writing students went great...they were very engaged and came to the performance as well!" The evening performance at the Center's 200-seat SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE was a sell-out.
 
6xSix-String Kings
16-January-2011 — Inspired by their Fall 2010 Canadian tour, the California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) performed for the first time in the US at the 2011 APAP Conference in New York City. Together, the group features guitar virtuosos from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), as they explore intricate original guitar compositions as well as new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical (watch video). This new six-by-6-string 'phenomensemble' release a live CD in 2011 with touring to support through 2012.
 
Encore “Holidaze in Hicksville” touring announced
29-December-2010 — Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus! And, this past October courtesy of Surfdog Records, he delivered the first ever Christmas album from Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks entitled Crazy for Christmas! The premiere tour ran November through through December 2010. SRO Agents are now also booking a tour for 2011 and 2012 holiday seasons. Read CD ho-ho-ho's
 
‘Twas the Night Before the White House
20-December-2010 — A new recording from Catie Curtis arrives completely serendipitously, capturing a moment in time. While rehearsing in the Liaison Hotel in DC hotel for a highly-anticipated holiday performance at the White House, Catie and friends realized their whimsy, applied true magic of the season, and just in time for giving, had created a wonderful five-song Holiday EP now available! Read more
 
Live Animals On-Stage for 2011 Tour
12-December-2010 — Pink Floyd's concept album ANIMALS (1977) was a statement regarding the decline of society of the day. While making the album did set in motion the discord that would eventually destroy the band, the subsequent tour for this release planted the seeds for what would become The Wall. For its' 2011 Tour, THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE present Animals live in its entirety! The 2+ hour show also features all of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits performed live including "Money," "Have A Cigar," "Time," "Comfortably Numb," "Run Like Hell" as well as many rarities not often heard live!
 
Pandora Opens Hicks’ New Christmas Box
15-November-2010 —Hailed as, "The eternal hipster, purveyor of the drollest and most swingin' tunes the rock generation ever enjoyed" (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks have hijacked the holidays and created in Dan's words, "a first and only Christmas album." Hicks takes the song "Santa's Workshop," and reverse-engineers it live in-studio with Pandora Musicology host and executive producer Kevin Seal. Listen here
 
Corky Live on 98.7 WFMT
19-October-2010 — How many Blues musicians get to co-host an afternoon on WFMT, Chicago's esteemed Classical music radio station? Corky Siegel, composer and performer of symphonic and small group hybrids of Blues, Classical and other musical forms, is just about the only likely candidate. Tune in online or FM radio - Tuesday, October 19th, from 1-4pm Chicago time.
 
Country Roads premieres at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2010 Pops Series
10-October-2010 — In an encore-like fashion, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (Matthew Kraemer, conductor) will premiere their second Cover Stories for Pops show in as many years. On October 30, 2010 at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, New York, BPO celebrates two of America's great singer songwriters in Country Roads: The Music of John Denver & Dan Fogelberg. In September 2009, BPO premiered the Symphony Pops of Sweet Baby James: The Music of James Taylor. Daniel Hart, BPO's Executive Director, noted "this is a first class show, with singers and musicians that work very well with the orchestra... and our audience responded so strongly!"
 
“Run Mary”
29-September-2010 — The members of Dark Star Orchestra are thrilled to announce the recording and release of an original song co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter called "Run Mary." The upbeat song features combined vocals from Rob Barraco, Lisa Mackey and Rob Eaton. Available shortly on iTunes, "Run Mary" can be heard streaming online. In addition, free download of "Run Mary" may be included when purchasing show tickets through DSO's Fan Club Ticketing.
 
Posse Over Paris
10-September-2010 — Excited crowds packed into Cité de la Musique in Paris to catch Abraham, Inc. last Saturday as part of Jazz à la Vilette. The 10-piece 'blendation' phenomenon had the audience cheering for more. Video from the concert is streaming at liveweb.arte.tv.
 
WAA 2010 Showcase Leads to SRO Signing
05-September-2010 — Argentinean guitarist Gonzalo Bergara and his quartet, showcased their intricate swing and gypsy jazz at the 2010 Western Arts Alliance Conference in Long Beach, California. Shortly after, SRO signed them for national booking representation. President of SRO Artists, Inc. Jeff Laramie says, "Gonzalo is one of the most dynamic young guitarists we've seen in a long time." Composer and lead guitarist Bergara mixes cascades of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina and is supported by an ace clarinetist and a honed rhythm section. Bergara is fiery and focused, while the hard-swinging band takes the audience for a ride.
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25 Años!
01-September-2010 — The 2010/11 season marks the Silver Anniversary of the Ballet Folklorico "Quetzalli" de Veracruz. The anniversary also coincides with the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence as well as Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. "Quetzalli" tours the US Midwest & East for 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month (mid September to mid October) as well as US West in April & May 2011. Read Press Release
 
JanisIan.com Re-Launched
31-August-2010 — Click JanisIan.com to explore the new site with a ton of content - 350 pages of it - including free downloads, streaming music and video, lyrics and chord charts, and published articles for school curriculum.
 
SJMO Featured at the Congressional Black Caucus Conference
26-August-2010 — The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. (who played a key role in the U.S. Congressional appropriation that helped found the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in 1990) hosts the 40th Annual Legislative Conference | Jazz Issue Forum & Jazz Concert presented by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. on Sept. 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Jazz Forum panel includes Dr. David Baker and others, while the evening Concert from SJMO includes special guest artists Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave among others. Read event flyer
 
Blue premieres at Colonial Theatre
23-August-2010 — The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. was home to the headline concert premiere of Blue: The Music of Joni Mitchell this past Saturday August 21. The Times Union in Albany, NY wrote, "this intimate, acoustic concert is performed by top New York and Nashville musicians."
 
Kenny Edwards (1946-2010)
19-August-2010 — Last week, we asked you to join us in helping Kenny Edwards obtain an emergency med-flight back to his home in Southern California, as he was hospitalized while on tour with Karla Bonoff. The response was overwhelming, and thanks to the generosity of the music community, Kenny did get to return home to Santa Barbara. We are, however, saddened to report that yesterday Kenny lost his battle with advancing prostate cancer and passed away peacefully. Your words, thoughts, generosity, & kindness eased his transition. He was grateful for the love he was shown. For more information as it becomes available, visit kennyedwards.com. Kenny will be remembered for his four decades of contributions as a musician, producer and friend.
Jeff Laramie, President/SRO
 
REVIEW: Corky Siegel/Randy Sabien at Chicago Jazz Showcase
10-Aug-2010 — Chicago Tribune arts critic Howard Reich reviews the performance of a new jazz quartet featuring Corky Siegel and Randy Sabien at Chicago's Jazz Showcase. While the ensemble is more attuned to jazz than previous Siegel/Sabien collaborations, Reich notes, "To hear Siegel's high-pitched laments and throaty low notes answered by Sabien's pithy riffs and silken phrases was to understand the potential of this ensemble." Read full review
 
A Bolt from the Blue
22-July-2010 — Chamber Music Magazine features Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues in it's July 2010 American Ensemble column. Published by chamber-music.org, it is the nation's only periodical devoted solely to the interests of 10,000 chamber music professionals and counting! Read feature
 
From "Dad’s Yard" to your Smartphone
08-July-2010 — New York Times mentions Catie Curtis in their story on mobile music technology. Read article
 
'Country Roads' premieres at Music Pier
07-July-2010 — The 900-seat Music Pier in Ocean City, New Jersey hosted the headline concert premiere of Country Roads: The Music of John Denver & Dan Fogelberg this past Monday July 5. Michael Cool, Director of the Performing Arts Center at Stockton College, who presented the concert noted, "This is great show, with an excellent band. Between songs, we really enjoyed Bob Stillman's personalization and history of both Denver and Fogelberg."
 
CGT Makes Waves on AM, FM, and HTML RADIO
01-July-2010 — Search California Guitar Trio on National Public Radio for features, feeds, and archives, including the WXPN stream of CGT In Concert at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia (2006). The stream includes exclusive interviews and previously unreleased material including an early version of the title track from their forthcoming 2010 release, Andromeda.
 

White Black and Blues
24-June-2010 — Corky Siegel contributes to an acclaimed new documentary film by John Anderson. The film explores the transformative early 1960's Chicago musicians who launched a Blues electric rock sound that circled the globe and influenced popular music that followed.
Watch Trailer :: Read News Release :: Read review

 
GTLO among VIPs
15-June-2010 — Get The Led Out (GTLO) members Paul Sinclair, Diana DeSantis, and Paul Hammond attended the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame awards ceremony on May 2nd for Les Paul's induction. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Danny Devito, Susan Sarandon, Joe Pesci, Buzz Aldrin, and Aerosmith's Brad Whitford were among the many VIP attendees. Click here to see photos from this incredible event!
 
Cover Girls, Err Babes, Err Divas
01-June-2010 — The fabulous faces of the Babes have landed on the cover of... (wait for it...) "Women In Business" the magazine for the American Women's Business Association. The organization also sponsors the National Women's Leadership Conference where the Babes will perform this coming October. Read the magazine feature
 
NPR All Things Considered features Abraham, Inc.
26-May-2010 — John Kalish of NPR's All Things Considered talks with David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, and Socalled in the exclusive feature "Abraham, Inc.: Klezmer With A Funky Hip-Hop Beat." Click here to listen and browse related archives
 
Smithsonian Jam Band?!
17-May-2010 — This past April marked the annual Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) at the Smithsonian Institution. JAM is a national and international celebration of jazz as a historical and living treasure. Event favorite Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) performed in a variety of settings and locations as they take the shape and form of key Jazz composers and innovators like Freddie Hubbard and Ella Fitzgerald. Read 2010 schedule
 
Marcha!
19-April-2010 — At the 6th edition of Babel Med Music Festival in Marseille, Lo Còr de la Plana warmed up the place with their new show, Marcha! The hot rhythms of these protest songs brought a wide part of the audience to dance, jump and join the farandole.
 

Streaming Room Only
14-April-2010 — Courtesy of the good folks at MVY Radio, listen to a live sold-out show of Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks direct from the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts! Streaming beings at 7:45 pm eastern time Saturday April 17, on the MVY RADIO SITE!

 
Shaheen named Berklee's newest Honoree
25-March-2010 — Simon Shaheen joins a prestigious roster of annual Honorees today at twenty-fourth Berklee College of Music International Folk Music Festival. Read invitation & honoree list
 
25 Years. 25 Love Songs. 25 Friends.
09-March-2010 — This year marks Patty Larkin's 25th anniversary of music recording. Her 13th career release "25" hits shelves today! The album reworks 25 love songs from 1985 to 2010 with just voice and acoustic guitar and "friends along the way" including Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, Dar Williams, Greg Brown, Janis Ian and 20 others! Tour performances may include these friends.
 
Nothing says "Diva" like shopping
20-February-2010 — Produced with conviction (sort of!) by Hem and Haw Productions, the Four Bitchin' Babes take off with their eighth career recording Diva Nation, now available at CDBaby.com! And while you're there, finish all your holiday shopping (only 10 more months until Christmas!) with the Babes' complete audio and video discography.
 
‘Dear Heart’ found in MusicFog
20-February-2010 — The reels on the studio bus of MusicFog.com went round and round at the 2010 Folk Alliance conference and found Patty Larkin along the way. Watch the in-studio performance
 
Annual Arts Presenter Conference attendees prove they can Get The Led Out
01-February-2010 — SRO Artists hosted The American Led Zeppelin in Times Square at the 2010 Arts Presenters Conference! The January 9th, 2010 full-length concert by Get The Led Out took place NYC's finest showcase club, The NOKIA Theatre! DOZENS of conference delegates joined SRO agents and 1000 other fans for GTLO's faithful rock show! Click to read a review
 

'Boob Fairy' Gets Nip/Tuck Treatment
4-November-2010 — Deirdre-Babe's "Boob Fairy" is the featured music selection on FX's Nip/Tuck "Jenny Juggs" premiering tonight, November 4th, 2009. Says Deirdre, "This kind of exposure is so exciting...we're so proud we could BUST!"

 
Hicks' American Routes
21-October-2009 — Mr. Hicks tells tales of sartorial genius and fine times in the '60s as a ragtime-country-cowboy-jazz musician in San Francisco. Also on the program, Commander Cody. Streaming Oct. 21-27, archived thereafter. Listen Here
 
Just Plain Crazy for Janis Ian
11-September-2009 —Just Plain Folks Music Organization award Janis Ian with four top spots in 2009, including the prestigious Founder's Award for Best Live Act. Read more
 
Tangled Tales on ASCAP Network
13-August-2009 — Dan Hicks spins the yarn about his new record Tangled Tales, live in studio on ASCAP Audio Portraits. Listen here
 
Catie Curtis answers fans' call with "Hello, Stranger"
04-August-2009 — Over the years, Catie Curtis' many fans have requested stripped down versions of her classic songs, capturing the spirit and intimacy of her live shows. Today, she finally answers that call with the release of her tenth studio album, Hello, Stranger on Compass Records. Read announcement
 
Bon Voyage! Next stop... Diva Nation
01-June-2009 — Grab your sisters, gal pals, and man babes and join Sally, Deb, Nancy and Deirdre as they take their traveling Pajama Party out on the high seas for a “working vacation.” Triangle Cruises proudly presents the Four Bitchin’ Babes as they celebrate the release of their new CD, Diva Nation, with a Seven Night Caribbean Cruise, February 21 - 28, 2010 on board the luxury liner diva ship (say tre’ tre’ ooh la la right here!) the Costa Fortuna. Click here for details
 

Whole Lotta' Love at the Nokia
13-March-2009 — Get The Led Out rocked New York's Nokia Theater on 3/7/09, earning a stellar review from the NY Hard Rock Examiner Elliot Levin, who triumphs, "...last night [GtLO] declared their absolute supremacy over all things Zeppelin!" Read full review

 
Catie Curtis performs at Obama Inaugural Ball
22-January-2009 — Catie Curtis performed in Washington D.C. Tuesday night at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Ball for the Barack Obama Inaugural. Also appearing at the concert were Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright and Cyndi Lauper! Read Catie's re-cap and see photos
 
 
 

SROArtists.com v4 Launched
01-September-2008... On-line since 1997, arts presenters have used SRO's web site to evaluate, contract and/or promote SRO’s roster of established artists and attractions. Today's launch -- SRO's fourth web site overhaul in 11 years -- delivers more booking information, better media samples, and complete presenter tools for each artist on our roster. Here are some of the new features:

  • Streaming Media: New media player interface allows the preview of high-quality audio and video samples at any time. The same interface offers slide show of artists’ images.
  • Presenter Resources: To help you evaluate or promote our artists, you'll find a full array of support materials ranging from program notes and bios, study guides, color posters and flyers, high-res photos and logos, production quality audio/video, publicity and record label contacts, and much more. You can also view “Availability” or formally “Make an Offer” for any of our attractions.
  • Secure Downloads: This page allows download access to most of the aforementioned resources. Click-on Secure Downloads and when prompted enter user name and password.

 

 
 

 

 
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