The International House of Blues is Giving Away Free Money !!!

The International House of Blues is Giving Away Free Money !!!

Action for the Arts Instruments, Arts Resources, and Grants Program is accepting applications for the year 2013-2014.

Action for the Arts invites eligible youth music and arts programs to apply for musical instruments, arts resources and cash grants of up to $2,500. Preference will be given to applicants that provide programming to under-served youth populations.

Applications for the 2013/2014 program year (September 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014) are now being accepted and must be received via email no later than 11:59 p.m. June 15, 2013.
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The program is open to 1) public schools and 2) non-profit organizations with current IRS 501(c)(3) status. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

1) Serve 5th through 12th grade students

2) Demonstrate a minimum of three years history for the program for which support is requested

3) Based in one of the following locations:

Atlantic County, New Jersey
Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago, Illinois
Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties in Nevada
Cleveland, Ohio
Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas
Los Angeles, California
Orange County, California
Orlando, Florida
Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
San Diego, California

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IHOBF’s Learning Center offers educational resources designed to support teachers across multiple disciplines in integrating arts and cultural content into classroom curricula. Students and others learning about the arts can also access resources. Click here to visit the The site for more info

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Avery*Sunshine Slated To Sing At The NCAA Final Four

Avery*Sunshine Slated To Sing At The NCAA Final Four

Oh say can you see…..Avery*Sunshine announced today that she will be singing The National Anthem at this year’s NCAA Final Four Championship Game. Avery will be accompanied by a 200 plus voice choir that will be directed by Dr. Tony McNeill, the Director of Worship & Arts at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Here’s the official word courtesy of The national anthem for the semi-final rounds on Saturday, April 6, will be performed by the Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir & Friends, featuring Avery*Sunshine and conducted by Dr. Tony McNeill, director of Worship and Arts. This group consists of an aggregation of singers from Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church as well as singers from other local Atlanta congregations, schools or the surrounding community. The group, made up of singers of all faiths, ages and racial backgrounds (reflective of the mantra and motivation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to civil rights).The Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir was first directed by Mrs. Alberta Christine Williams King, mother of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and has performed all over the world and at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tip off for the Final Four semifinals will be 6:09 p.m. and 8:49 p.m.
The NCAA crowd will get to experience what we already know. The voice of Avery is awesome and her performance will be brilliantly spectacular.  She’s been touring incessantly from city to city and has opened for The likes of artists like Kem, Rahsaan Patterson, Ledisi, Rachelle Ferrell, Eric Roberson and many more…  Avery is working on new music, touring and will also be performing at this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans Louisiana.  If you have not seen her… please see her when she comes to your city and then you’ll know why “Everybody Loves the Sunshine!”

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Tortured Soul  Is Coming To You

Tortured Soul Is Coming To You

They are undeniably three of the sharpest guys in the game… Tortured Soul It seems they are the hardest working too… If you have never seen them live they’re on tour now!!! It’s time to Soul Clap!!!! Please take time and see them in a city near you. I promise you won’t be sorry. Check out the dates below…..

April 5, 2013 – Bari @ Ueffilo Music Club
April 6, 2013 – Napoli @ Arenile Reload
April 7, 2013 – Caserta @ Contemporaneo Caffè
April 8, 2013 – Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar
April 14, 2013 – Lansing, Michigan @ The Loft
April 19, 2013 – Chicago @ The Shrine
April 20, 2013 – St. Louis @ The Demo

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Flying Lotus Is Touring

Flying Lotus Is Touring

In 2012 Flying Lotus released Until the Quiet Comes,which featured Erykah Badu, Thundercat and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, among others. He has announces his tour which started in Ausin at SXSW. Check him out in a city near you.

3/12: Austin, TX @ AMOA Arthouse at Jones Center – SXSW – [12:00 am]

4/21: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom * #

4/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Stage) * #

4/24: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel * #

4/25: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * #

4/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer * #

5/5: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (RBMA) # $

5/12: Boston, MA @ Paradise #

5/13: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis #

5/15: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy #

5/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland #

5/17: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom #

5/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro #

5/19: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #

5/22: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo #

5/23: Vancouver, BC @ Vouge Theater #

5/24: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater #

5/25: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #

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