BALON by Gary Granada – Tribute Music Video to a great Filipino Artist

My friend Gary Granada, I met him at the Recreation Hall of the Philippine Refugee Processing Center. Bought 3 of his autographed tapes and I’ve listening to it ever since, during 3 year service at the the Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Morong, Bataan, to my adventurous OFW days in Saudi Arabia and now here in Canada. The sound may not be very good because I converted it to MPEG directly from the original tapes, by the lyrics and the musics still touches my soul. I made this video para kanimo bay Gary! Gary: – is a public school tutor (University of the Philippines) of a masteral subject in Development Communications – chairs Kaalagad, an interfaith ecumenical community – is a board member of Conspiracy, FILSCAP and FPE – was born in 1960 in Maco Davao (Compostela Valley) – mother Cristina is a dressmaker; father Ireneo fished, organized unions; sister Gilda is teacher, was an OFW – shined shoes, peddled sweepstakes, newspapers and komiks, boiled and sold bananas, tended sarisari store – grumbled and learned ukelele upon father’s insistence – did fairly well in elementary and high school (finished valedictorian in Maco Heights and Maryknoll) and went to college (Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Philippines) on government stipend (NSDB, now DOST) but was kicked out of UP and has no college diploma – played varsity softball in high school, twisted a finger – was on the 49’ers Engineering champions chess team – worked as a photographer for the Department

Marysville artist taught painting around the world

Marysville artist taught painting around the world
Those who purchased artwork from Joan Grout in Marysville appreciated her skilled hand at the easel. Buyers may not have known that Grout could have tossed in a letter opener, sporting event ticket or a record album with each sale.
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DeSoto County Bulletin Board: Oct. 27, 2010
The Hugh Dancy American Legion Post No. 134, 2520 Goodman Road in Horn Lake, is having a Scary-O-Kee Costume Party Friday from 7 to 11:30 p.m.
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Briefs Oct. 13
The Flower Mound Community Activity Center will host the eighth annual Mother-Son Western Hoe-Down from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $ 30 per couple for CAC members and $ 33 per couple for non-members. Cost is $ 10 for each additional child.
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BHTC Music Signs Recording Contract with Vocal Artist Nadya

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2006

BHTC Music is steadily building its ensemble with the addition of recording artist Nadya. New York DJ and Producer Dave Perez will produce vocal House Music to be performed by Nadya. The Brooklyn House and Trance Company’s compilation LP, scheduled to be released later this year, will consist of Trance and House music produced by J.Ostia and Dave Perez.

Nadya is an artist that hails from Harlem, New York City. Born to immigrant Dominican parents, she was surrounded by various forms of music from Latin and Caribbean to church music as long as she could remember. Nadya began singing at an early age at church functions, where she experienced her first Disney and Broadway musical theatre experience. Throughout high school Nadya developed her acting and singing by playing lead roles in school productions and traveling on a mission’s trip to Ecuador with her church’s youth band.

Before pursuing her career in music, she attended and graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut. During college she traveled and sang with the university choir. She also led in the university’s production of “Pippin.” During this era, Nadya developed an eclectic sound and appreciation for urban sounds.

Nadya is a lover of music ranging from Hip-Hop to Jazz. Deep grooves and boleros have shaped her style and musical signature. To date, she continues to perform and work with up and coming producers on creating a new sound and original lyrics. In addition, she works alongside her twin brother “ENC” performing backup vocals for his Latin funk band. As a developing independent artist she realizes the demand for originality and true soul.

Nadya joins BHTC Music to contribute her true soulful sound. She has partnered up with New York DJ/Producer Dave Perez, as a vocal artist, to add that flavor to his House music. Her addition to the Brooklyn House & Trance Company adds a unique style to any track she is given to work with. Nadya’s powerful and melodic vocals set to a House track will blend well for a finished song.

The Brooklyn House and Trance Company is currently in production of their compilation LP album to be released this year. Dave Perez and J.Ostia are producing Trance and House tracks to deliver a variety of the two genres. They expect that recordings with Nadya will further enhance and promote House and Trance music.

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The Brooklyn House and Trance Company, “BHTC Music,” produces Trance and House Music that is vibrant and pulsating for the entertainment community.

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Stanford artist to paint church ‘loving’ portrait in wake of crow-bar attack on religious-themed artwork

Stanford artist to paint church ‘loving’ portrait in wake of crow-bar attack on religious-themed artwork
Enrique Chagoya said he has accepted an invitation by Resurrection Fellowship — a 2,000-member congregation in Loveland, CO, — to paint an image agreeable to the church, free of charge.
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Where we worship: First Baptist Church Columbia
Name: First Baptist Church Columbia
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Artist of controversial work offers to create painting for Loveland church

Artist of controversial work offers to create painting for Loveland church
The artist behind a controversial artwork destroyed at a museum here is offering to create a painting for a local church.
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LDS church responds to HRC petition
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement through a spokesman following the delivery of a petition by the Human Rights Campaign.
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St. Paul the Apostle celebrates 60 years
JOLIET — St. Paul the Apostle School and Church kicked off the school year with an Alumni Mass and Breakfast on Aug. 27 in commemoration of its 60th anniversary. Alumni and staff from years past enjoyed Mass in the church, followed by food and fellowship in the school. Some former …
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Pastor Lyle Dukes, Dr. Suzan Cook Johnson, and Gospel Artist Mary Mary Head Line-up for Kingdom Impact Conference in Pacific Palms, California, September 1-3

(PRWEB) September 1, 2006

With some of the most exciting national ministries represented, Pastor Mark A. Williams of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church expects “a fresh word and a new season of favor.” With a line-up that includes Pastor Lyle Dukes of Woodbridge, Virginia, Dr. Suzan Cook Johnson, Bronx, New York and a “Praise Fest” that includes Grammy Award winning Artist Mary Mary, the soul-stirring group known as the Mime Boyz, and the Stellar Award winning artist, The Soul Seekers.

The Kingdom Impact Conference is sure to leave you wondering if you have truly been a “Productive Christian” which, by the way, is the theme for this year’s conference. This power packed weekend will commence on Thursday, August 31st with a golf tournament that will be held at Eagle Glen Golf Resort in the beautiful city of Corona. On Friday, September 1st, registration will begin at 5:00pm at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry. This registration is your ticket to what is sure to be one of the years most talked about “soul awakening” events of the summer. After registering, we will continue on with normal introductions into the evening and will be blessed with a Word from Pastor Lyle Dukes who is Senior Pastor and Founder of Harvest Life Changers Church in Woodbridge, VA.. Pastor Dukes along with his wife are executive producers of both Harvest Life Changers Church Mass Choir CD’s and he is also an author of several books and articles including “The Ministry In You”, “Let Us Pray” and many others.

On Saturday, September 2nd at 9:00 a.m. there will be break-out sessions that will begin with topics that will help guide you into understanding what it means to be a “Productive Christian”. We strongly encourage all youth and young adults to attend because we have a word for you also, which will be delivered by Minister Nisan Stewart of Lynwood, Ca. Later on that evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be an explosion of praise in what is sure to keep you on your feet with a “Praise Fest” featuring the young anointed men who make up the soul-stirring group known as the Mime Boyz, along with Stellar Award winning artist, The Soul Seekers and closing out the night will be the Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling gospel artist Mary Mary!

The conference will close out on Sunday, September 3rd at Faith Fellowship Bible Church located at 4225 Prado Road, Suite 105, in Corona, Calif., where Pastor Mark A. Williams and his wife Nadra are the Visionary leaders who have given birth to the Fellowship of Faith Association of Churches. Service will be held at 8:00 a.m. with guest speaker Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook of the Bronx Christian Fellowship in New York. You may remember seeing her lately from Good Morning America. She has also been noted as a very successful author of such books as “Too Blessed to Be Stressed”, “A New Dating Attitude-Getting Ready For The Mate God Has For You” and many others.

The 10:40 a.m. service will close with Pastor T.L. Buxton of Tulsa, Ok.

For tickets or information on these events, please call (951) 808-1803. Please don’t delay, limited seating available. Hotel registration can be handled directly by calling the Pacific Palms Conference Resort at (800) 524-4557.

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Trinity Church Newport RI Canvas Print / Canvas Art – Artist Diane E Berry

Trinity Church Newport RI Canvas Print / Canvas Art – Artist Diane E Berry

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This is a beautiful stretched-canvas art print wrapped on 2.5″ thick stretcher bars. The print is professionally printed, assembled, and shipped within 2 – 3 business days from our production facility in North Carolina and arrives ready-to-hang on your wall. Fine Art America is home to more than 35,000 artists from all over the world who entrust us to fulfill their print orders online. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on every print that we sell and look forward to helping you select your next piece.


‘New Folk Artist of the Year’ Nominee Appearing at Alexander’s Hideaway Enroute to Kerrville Festival

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2004

The East Dallas Christian Church invites you to venture underground this Saturday when its Alexander’s Hideaway Coffeehouse music venue welcomes The Dreamsicles, a Garland folk duo that includes a finalist for the “New Folk Artist of The Year Award” at the 2004 Kerrville Folk Festival later this month.

The Dreamsicles – one part Cary Cooper, one part Tom Prasada-Rao – is a magical concoction where songs about ice cream become songs about love; where whimsical, playful notions, become powerful provocative songs, unafraid to be vulnerable and unafraid to be straightforward.

Cary Cooper burst onto the musical scene in 2002 with the release of her debut album Gypsy Train, which has garnered almost universal praise. Cooper is a breath of fresh air in the usually stodgy folk music world, and has people standing on their heads at every turn she makes. She is a finalist for the “New Folk Artist of The Year” award at this year’s Kerrville Folk Festival. Starting May 27 the music continues for 18 days with performances by more than 100 singer songwriters and their bands at the annual festival

Tom Prasada-Rao is well known on the national singer-songwriter circuit, and after 10 years on the road has established himself as a musicians’ musician – touring solo, with the seminal folk super group the Sherpas, and now with the Dreamsicles. He has sold over 20,000 albums, and has recently completed his fifth solo album entitled Out of the Blue.

The concert in the smoke- and alcohol-free, family friendly church basement space is at 7:30 p.m. May 22. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets ( in advance, at the door) or table reservations may be made by calling 214-824-8185 ext. 24 or emailing

Gospel artist Marion Snyder, formerly with the Stamps Quartet and the Imperial Sugar Quartet, will be on Alexander’s Hideaway stage on June 26.

Coffeehouse proceeds support the EDCC’s English Language Ministry, which helps immigrant families develop their English-speaking skills. Money is also donated to the Bedford-based Celebration Shop, which provides “healing musical programs for hospitalized children suffering from chronic and terminal diseases.”

The 100-year-old church offers limited babysitting for children under 8 with advance notice for the price of an adult admission.

Alexander’s Hideaway is on the basement level of East Dallas Christian Church – “Where it’s always a little cool, and a bit dark” – 629 N. Peak St. at Junius, two blocks east of Baylor Hospital in Old East Dallas.

Parking is free and plentiful with four fully lighted lots for quick and easy parking. More information is available at


Urban Gospel Artist Kevin Gray Now Accepting Dates for the ‘So Fresh’ Promo Tour

Oceanside, Calif. (PRWEB) October 23, 2005

After a two and a half year hiatus, Kevin Gray returns with a highly anticipated full-length album ‘So Fresh’ slated to release December 27, 2005 on his new Vintage Records imprint.

As an effort to promote the new album, and share his ministry of encouragement – a promotional tour (free-will offering) will take place throughout Chicago and surrounding cities between January 2006 and March 2006. Beginning February 15, 2006, the promotional stops will include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York; commencing March 2006.

Before each promotional stop, fans will have an opportunity to enter into the ‘So Fresh’ promo contest where the winner will be awarded a brand new pair of “Fresh” Nike Air Force Ones (see website for details).

The first stop on this promo tour will be January 8, 2006 at Word of Life Bible Fellowship Church in Richton Park, Illinois. Those interested in booking Kevin Gray may contact JaEdD Music Group at (760) 967-1237.

JaEdD Music Group

2345 Rancho Del Oro Road Ste 70

Oceanside, CA 92056


Tel: (760) 967-1237

Fax: (760) 967-6774

For more information on Kevin Gray, please visit