World Music/CRASHarts presents Nano Stern on Friday, March 3, 8pm at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., Boston. Tickets are $25, general admission, 18+. For tickets and information call World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275 or buy online at www.WorldMusic.org. Nano Stern is the voice of a new generation inspired by the nueva cancion movement in Chile.  A guitar virtuoso with a powerful singing voice, Stern and his trio create an extraordinary fusion of indie, folk, rock, and jazz. The theme of Nano Stern's upcoming tour is "Festejo de Color," one of the songs from his most recent album, Mil 500 Vueltas, released in 2015. Originally written as an homage to his grandparents who were forced to flee Eastern Europe during WWII, the song quickly evolved into a profound recognition of all migrants, the pains they endure, and the celebration of their arrival into a new home. Through "Festejo de Color," Stern suppresses xenophobia and celebrates the mixing of cultures that results from migration. Nano Stern's style is something altogether unique; deeply rooted in traditional Chilean music and inspired by folk legends Violetta Parra, Victor Jara, and Inti-Illimani, while also combining a host of influences absorbed from his global travels, as well as his early classical training.  The power and emotion of his vocal prowess and his intimate and rousing connection to his audiences have made him a rising star in Chile. As folk singer Joan Baez puts it, "[Nano] may be the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation. With his lyrics, melodies, message, delivery, humor and heart, he gets my vote." Stern's rise to fame has been meteoric, with a recording career spanning six years that includes four award-winning and critically acclaimed solo albums, a live solo album, and collaborations with Swedish guitar master Mattias Peres and youth folk super group Ethno In Transit. In 2011, Stern emerged as a producer of an award-winning album for Australian world and folk legend Kavisha Mazella and in 2012 he was invited to compose and record a song for Inti-Illimani for their 45th anniversary CD. In 2015, he released his fifth studio album, Mil 500 Vueltas, featuring guests Jorge Drexler and Joan Baez, which immediately hit #1 on iTunes in Chile and went Gold in September of the same year. Stern has filled venues across Chile and performed at some of the biggest festivals in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and Mexico. In 2013, he was invited to perform for the 40th anniversary of the death of Victor Jara, recording Jara's most famous song "lo único ue tengo." In 2015, he closed Chile's Festival Viña del Mar.  More recently, Stern performed at Joan Baez's 75th birthday celebration at New York's Beacon Theatre alongside Paul Simon, Jackson Brown, Judy Collins, and many more.  He has toured extensively in Europe, South America, and Australia, performing at leading festivals including Lollapalooza Chile, WOMAD UK, and the Woodford, Port Fairy, and Brunswick festivals. 

the Boston debut of
Friday, March 3, 8pm
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents
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-- Orchestra Noir puts on a highly exciting orchestra concert “Night at the Symphony” --

Orchestra Noir, The Atlanta African-American Orchestra on the set of the "Deadz" Music video with Migos and 2 Chainz.

Atlanta, GA

“It is with great pride that I announce our new concert will be held in our new home Center Stage Atlanta,” Music Director Jason Ikeem Rodgers says. Rodgers, who holds two Master's Degrees in Orchestral Conducting and has conducted all over the world, founded Orchestra Noir out of a desire to bring the world of orchestra to Atlanta’s African-American community. And the community has enthusiastically embraced the orchestra, with over 700 guests in attendance at the last event.

Founded in 2016, Orchestra Noir acts as a living testament to the African-American legacy of excellence and resilience in Atlanta and the nation. Their mission is to showcase and celebrate the Black community’s rich cultural achievements in music through concert events here in Atlanta.

Orchestra Noir has been covered in Rolling Out Magazine, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, CBS Radio, NPR Radio, and many other prominent publications. Orchestra Noir has also gained celebrity fans such as renowned actor, comedian, and radio host D.L. Hughley. For more information about Orchestra Noir, please
visit www.orchestranoir.com

Soul Beach Music Festival: 17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba Cedric the Entertainer and Faith Evans to join All-Star Lineup Headliners Mary J. Blige, Usher and The Roots

17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba Cedric the Entertainer and Faith Evans to join All-Star Lineup Headliners Mary J. Blige, Usher and The Roots

Memorial Day Weekend May 24-29


Stay ready for the ultimate concert scene as the lineup swells in undeniable expectation with the 17th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba. Announcing multi-platinum Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer Faith Evans to perform on the main stage bringing a show stunning addition to the dream team of musical genius and heavyweights featuring queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, multi-award winner and worldwide phenomenon Usher and prolific Grammy award-winning icons The Roots, sure to knock it out the sky Memorial Day weekend, May 24-29, 2017. Comedy Night brings the heat with Headliner, Cedric the Entertainer, charismatic actor/comedian known for his universal appeal, versatility, and tremendous career successes spanning television, live performances and film is all set to unleash his brilliance.  Soul Beach Music Festival, previously named #4 by USA Today readers' choice "10 Best Caribbean Celebrations" and #1 "Caribbean Summer Festival" by Jetsetter Magazine, boasts a truly unique and unforgettable three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and beach parties. Festival goers will indulge in a perfect ambience where sunrises are kissed with grandeur, whimsical shopping adventure beckons, exciting eateries are graced with cuisine prepared by world renown culinary architects and a mélange of sophisticated entertainment compliments the splendor of Aruba's paradise.

"The Soul Beach Music Festival is one of Aruba's most anticipated annual events, offering guests from across the globe a perfect blend of beachside entertainment, international influences and island flavor," says Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. "Presented on the pristine sands of our celebrated coast, we're thrilled to welcome the award-winning and beloved singer, Faith Evans, to this year's lineup, along with admired comedian, Cedric the Entertainer."

"The lineup continues to heat up for this year's festival with one of the Original Kings of Comedy, Cedric the Entertainer and multi-talented performing artist Faith Evans joining the hot list of Superstar performers," said Mark Adkins, Executive Producer of Soul Beach Festival Productions.

The 2017 Soul Beach Music Festival will roll out more highly anticipated announcements of main stage performing artists in the weeks to come. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest updates sign up for CLUB SOUL BEACH, by visiting http://www.soulbeach.com.

Join the Soul Beach Music Festival community: follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SoulBeachMusic and become a fan of the 2017 Soul Beach Music Festival on www.Facebook.com/soulbeachmusic.

The 2017 Soul Beach Music Festival is sponsored by Aruba Tourism Authority; additional sponsors include JetBlue, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Divi Resorts, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino, Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino, RIU Hotels & Resorts, SETAR, De Palm Tours, and Economy Car Rental.



Glenn Friedman, CEO of The Music Umbrella, announced that the ever popular R&B Soul group Atlantic Starr will release their brand new single (My Best Friend) on February 14th, Valentine Day.

Michael Sutton of Imerica Entertainment shared, "With a history of super releases such as their two gold albums 'Brilliance' and 'As The Band Turns' along with their heavily praised platinum album 'All In The Name Of Love,' their newest single 'My Best Friend' has all the ear markings of another super hit for the group."

Soul Tracks Magazine Chooses "My Best Friend" as February Song of the Month

Soul Tracks Magazine writes: "My Best Friend" is the first single from the upcoming new album, Metaphorphosis. We're proud to present it as our SoulTracks Song of the Month for February, with a cool video for the song to boot.

About Atlantic Starr
Atlantic Starr has honed its marvelous sound over time from one generation to another - from the early days when the Lewis brothers would know a home filled with aunts and uncles and Mom and Dad that would share the gift of music with everyone that entered their home - to more recent days of performing in front of the giant crowds at such notable events as the Buzz Super Fest and Soulful Festival.

In countries all around the world (Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Malaysia), one thing stands clear: Atlantic Starr is delivering soul-filled rhythm and blues with a twist of innovation that audiences everywhere love. This past March, the group was honored to receive an official proclamation from the City of White Plains NY announcing March 29, 2016 as Atlantic Starr day. This prestigious honor came about due to group's commitment to community service and notes the members of the group as outstanding individuals.

Learn more about Atlantic Starr and their vast collection of timeless music by visiting www.atlanticstarrmusic.com


-- Eleven-time Grammy Nominated and 2x Platinum Selling Artist, Musiq Soulchild To Headline 22-City NuSoul Revival Tour --

-- Kicked Off Feb. 3rd 2017 In Raleigh, NC With Other Shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, and more. --

-- Tickets Go on Sal

“Throughout, Musiq gives his range an impressive workout, but it never seems forced; he never oversings or tortures notes just because he can, and he's always in the service of the song.” -- Rolling Stone magazine

“A true soul singer and distinct voice in R&B, Avery*Sunshine is in a lane of her own with a musical presence that is as relatable as it is mysteriously captivating.” -- Ebony

“Not many singers commentate on life the way Lyfe does. The R&B crooner's knack for talk about everyday issues gives him a unique voice and makes for value-added listening.” -- USA Today

 NuSoul Revival Tour


In celebration of drawing over 10,000 soul and R&B music lovers, from all over the U.S, to the largest annual Soul Music Festival in the SE region, the producers of the ATL Soul Life Music Festival are expanding on that successful concept. The 22-city NuSoul Revival Tour is boasting a lineup of some of the genres’ finest who have been quite busy in 2016.

“What a GREAT show!!! Every single performer was amazing. So great to hear true artists who can SING and actually have something to say!” -- Fox 5

Musiq Soulchild will headline the Tour following an exciting 2016 which includes his seventh studio album, Life on Earth entering the US Billboard 200 at #27, his single "I Do" reaching #3 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and performing in the highly anticipated musical adaptation of the cult classic, Love Jones. He will be joined by platinum-selling R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Lyfe Jennings; beloved Grammy Nominated “First Couple of Soul”, Kindred the Family Soul and; Multi-Award Winning Artist, Avery*Sunshine whose loyal fanbase includes music icons Aretha Franklin, Baby Face, Teddy Riley, Jazzy Jeff, and Patti LaBelle. Also appearing on the tour, in select cities, are Grammy Award-Winning singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele, Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter and record producer Dwele, and Grammy Nominated group, The Foreign Exchange.

Along with his two platinum albums, two gold albums, and seven hit singles, Musiq Soulchild continues to amass industry nods such as awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. He has also earned award nominations from MTV, the American Music Awards, the NAACP, and 11 Grammy nominations since arriving on the scene over 15 years ago. The singer who enjoys fusing soul, R&B, funk, jazz, and hip-hop has also enjoyed notable collaborations with Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige, Ice Cube, tour mates Kindred the Family Soul, Ceelo, Bilal, Swizz Beatz, Estelle, and India Arie ‘ perhaps some of them will make an appearance on the tour.

“...he evokes memories of the golden age of R&B with musical nods to such greats as Sly Stone and Marvin Gaye.” -- People magazine

The cautionary tale spinner who is well-known for his superior lyricism and signature ballads - Lyfe Jennings - has been delighting his fans since his critically acclaimed platinum-selling debut album, Lyfe 268-192. With six studio albums under his belt, Billboard-charting projects, and notable features (Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, Rick Ross, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), Jennings continues to raise his own bar. In 2013, he covered Michael Jackson’s classic hit, “Human Nature” exclusively for Grammy.com’s ReImagined series. And, in 2015, the raspy-voiced singer released Tree of Lyfe, which he has described as his most personal work to date.

"It just shows that people still value good music. We get so caught up in the vulgarity of the music that we forget that there's still love out here. Each one of my tourmates reflect that love. I am honored to share the stage with them... Excited!!" -- Lyfe Jennings

“We’re excited to share our talents with a stellar line-up of our peers and for the chance to perform in front of audiences across the country, in places that we rarely get to travel to as well. We are sure it will be a great musical experience.” -- Kindred the Family Soul

Since their debut with Surrender to Love which charted #29 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and received a Soul Train Award nomination, Kindred the Family Soul continues to show fans why they are fondly known as the First Couple of Soul. Their lead Single “Where Would I Be (The Question)” from their second album, hit top 10 on urban AC radio and they celebrated critical success with the 2014-released, A Couple Friends. “Their albums are filled with a level of substance rarely found in popular music, and they combine that with great grooves and vocals. It is for that reason Kindred has been one of the most important acts of the 21st Century.” (SoulTracks) Of their 6th album, Legacy of Love, a fan says “Listening to this body of work, one can tell that Kindred the Family Soul goes out of their way to give you the absolute best quality of music, from the vocals to each and every instrument! Their lyrics bring a message of truth, and of love.”

“Sunshine is living proof that music is a reflection of life. And that down-to-Earth spirit is what connects to listeners.” -- BET.com

To the NuSoul Revival Tour, Singer-songwriter-pianist Avery*Sunshine will bring her “unique mix of R&B, jazz, soul, hip-hop and gospel melodies – dubbed "jazzgosoul" by a friend (which) has led to collaborations with... Anthony Hamilton, (and) famed pianist David Foster...” (Creative Loafing Atlanta) With over 200-plus reviews and features, including VH1.com, Vibe.com, BET.com, JET, USA Today, The Washington Post and more, Avery has made her presence known. The Multi-Award winning singer captured her first #1 single on a Billboard chart with her 2014 ballad "Call My Name. The self-proclaimed therapist has no plans on stopping and showed that with the recent release of her highly anticipated single, “Come Do Nothing”, which premiered on Essence.com. Her next album is slated for release next February.

#NuSoulRevivalTour #GoodMusicStillLives

The NuSoul Revival Tour seeks to send the message that “Good Music Still Lives!” while continuing to support artists whose music is the soundtrack, and in some cases, a blueprint of areas of our lives. It also seeks to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease which affects over five million individuals in the United States.

NuSoul Revival Tour 2017 Dates:

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 4th. Visit www.NuSoulRevivalTour.com to find out where to purchase tickets.

**All dates, venues, on-sale information, and artist line-up are subject to change


-3/3 Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
3/4** Dallas, TX - Verizon Theater
3/10** Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
3/11** St. Petersburg, VA - Virginia State Multipurpose Center
3/17 Columbus, OH - Palace Theater
3/18 Cleveland, OH - State Theater
3/24 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
3/25 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
3/31** South Haven, MS - Landers Center
4/1** Houston, TX - NRG Arena
4/7** New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
4/8 Jacksonville, FL - Times Union Center

+Note: Chrisette Michele (**), Dwele (#), and The Foreign Exchange (^) will be appearing in select cities ++Avery*Sunshine will not be performing on 2/4, 2/17, 2/18/, 2/24, and 2/25 +++Kindred the Family Soul will not be performing on 2/17



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