Charlotte, NC - BSA PR & Marketing has been named agency of record for newly formed interior design specialists, Maxwell House of Design. BSA will be responsible for providing a brand new image for the company as well as a new website using the Morphogine Content Management Software platform. Said, Jane Ann Maxwell, President of Maxwell House of Design, "We are thrilled to be working with BSA on this exciting project to launch my new design company."
Jane Ann Maxwell is a well established interior design professional based in Fort Mill, SC, who has an established business in home staging, interior design and consulting and this is a new name and image to incorporate all her activities under one umbrella. She is also a founding member of the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Interior of Design Professionals (AIDP) and the Charlotte chapter of the Window Covering Association of America (WCAA).
One of Jane Ann Maxwell's beautiful interiors that will be featured in a national marketing campaign for the AIDP.
Charlotte, NC - Deanna Valeo of The Valeo Croy Team, one of Charlotte's leading and most respected mortgage professionals, has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Five Star Customer Satisfaction award by Charlotte Magazine. Headed up by principals Deanna Valeo and Todd Croy, The Valeo Croy team are worthy winners of this accolade, which honors those few professionals in the mortgage industry, who offer their clients the most exemplary service. Said Deanna Valeo, "We are thrilled and delighted with the award and love it that our clients made it happen for us!"
London, UK - Soprano, Sally Silver singing the role of Ariadne in the world premiere recording of the little known opera 'Bride of Dionysus' by Sir Donald Tovey (18751940) has been released on the Dutton Vocalion label.
This recording was co-produced by Peter Shore and Michael Ponder and conducted by George Vass with the Ulster Orchestra and the Belfast Philharmonic Choir at the Ulster Hall in Belfast Ireland on May 28-31, 2009.
Excerpts from Tovey's only opera, with the libretto by Robert Calverley Trevelyan, include :
Act 1, Prelude Orchestra
Act 1, Scene 1 Ariadne, Phaedra, Theseus, King Minos, Chorus
Act 2, Part 1, Scenes 6 & 7 Ariadne, Theseus
Act 2, Part 2, Opening Orchestra
Act 2, Part 2, Scenes 10, 11 & 13 Orchestra, Theseus, Phaedra
Act 3, Part 1, Scenes 1 & 5 Phaedra, Chorus
Act 3, Part 2, Scene 6 Chromis
Act 3, Part 2, Scene 7 Ariadne
Act 3, Part 2, Scene 9 & Finale Dionysus, Ariadne, Chorus
Artists : Sally Silver (soprano); Yvonne Fontane (mezzo-soprano); Robert Johnston (tenor) and Michael Bundy (baritone)
The Ulster Orchestra, lead by David Adams and Belfast Philharmonic Choir lead by Choir Master Christopher Bell
The opera, written by Tovey between 1907 an 1918, has had little exposure and to our knowledge never been recorded until now. In 1929, Tovey was finally able to conduct the premiere of The Bride of Dionysus (in a staging by Charles Ricketts).
Donald Francis Tovey has long been known as one of the finest writers on music in English having worked on numerous articles for Encyclopedia Britannica - but he saw himself primarily as a composer.
Master of the King's Musick, Edward Elgar, recommended him for a knighthood, and he was duly dubbed Sir Donald in 1935.
Charlotte, NC - Top Notch Nail Files, manufacturers of the finest quality crystal glass nail files, have launched a new website at www.nailfile.net The new website, corporate identity and logo was developed by Digital Trooper and BSA PR & Marketing. It makes use of the Morphogine Content Management System and houses the company's online store. Contact Colleen Lloyd-Roberts for more information on Top Notch Nail Files.
CHARLOTTE, NC - The Opera Guild of Charlotte staged its first successful "Opera Cabaret" at Coyote Joe's last evening. An enthusiastic crowd, dressed in western gear were entertained by talented singers who presented an array of light opera and Broadway tunes which enthralled the audience. Maestro James Meena even delivered on his promise to ride the mechanical bull if enough money was raised! The next Opera Cabaret is set for March 2010 - watch this space for details.
Charlotte, NC - Friends of Music at Queens presents the Cypress String Quartet on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm in the Dana Auditorium, in the E.H Little Fine Arts Center on the Queens University of Charlotte campus (corner Selwyn and Wellesley Avenues)
Tickets are available from the website here or call 704-337-2213 Tickets are $15.00.
A special Pre Concert Dinner and lecture is being hosted by Alice and Peter DeVries at 6:30 pm in the Claudia Belk Dining Hall, with dinner Guest Speaker, Maestro James Meena, Executive Director of Opera Carolina. Cost for this dinner is $30.00 and reservations can be made when purchasing concert tickets.
The Cypress String Quartet comprises of members : Cecily Ward (violinist), Tom Stone (violinist), Ethan Filner (violist), Jennifer Kloetzel (cellist)
The ensemble will perform repertoire with an all American flavor including the Samuel Barber, String Quartet Op. 11;
Charles Tomlinson Griffes' Two Sketches on American Indian Themes and Dvorak's String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 "American."
Friends of Music is a volunteer organization that has sponsored and presented chamber and other music genre events in Charlotte for 25 years. Visit www.queens.edu/friendsofmusic for more information.
Charlotte, NC - Digital Trooper, international web design company and proprietor of the advanced Morphogine CMS platform, has been ranked at #16 in the Charlotte Business Journal 's (CBJ) Book of Lists of the Biggest Web Design companies in Charlotte. Digital Trooper has completed 72 high quality websites this past 12 months and they all run on the Morphogine CMS. "This is the first year Digital Trooper submitted information to the CBJ and is delighted to have made the grade," said Digital Trooper President, Sean Stewart. "We continue to offer our clients a superior solution to their website design needs and a market-leading content management system to manage every aspect of their business on the web at an affordable price." www.digitaltrooper.com
For a free, no obligation demonstration on the Morphogine CMS contact Dianne Stewart at BSA PR & Marketing. Let us show you what you're missing!
CHARLOTTE, NC - After only one year in business, Chima Brazilian Restaurant in the heart of uptown Charlotte, has won a string of awards from Citysearch, the essential online local guide for living and playing at the best places in town.
Chima was voted #1 for the Best Steak; #1 for Best Fine Dining; #2 for Best Romantic Dining; #2 for Best Wine List and #3 Best View in Charlotte. Votes are cast by the people who have visited the restaurant and rate them according to their experiences.
Visit www.Citysearch.com for more comments and reviews on this restaurant.
Charlotte, NC - Dianne Stewart, President of BSA PR & Marketing, appeared on Don Crosby's "Sound Behavior" radio show on WAVO 1150 & 1410 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2009. She appeared as Don Crosby's special guest on his weekly one hour show that focuses on interpersonal behavior using his Pro Scan method. Said Stewart, "I had never been introduced to myself before! It was a truly enlightening experience and Don told me things about myself that had never been revealed to me before! His advice will be truly invaluable to me, and will definitely improve the way I interact with others and the way they see me!"
For more information visit www.globalbehavior.com and get your very own personal report here
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CHARLOTTE, NC - The Opera Guild of Charlotte is pleased to announce "Opera Cabaret - from Bizet to Broadway with a little bit of country", and its coming to, of all places, Coyote Joe’s Country and Western Club on Thursday November 12, 2009 at 7;30 pm.
Coyote Joe's is at 4621 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208. Individual reservations are $30 per person and reserved tables of eight are $240. VIP seating will be available for tables of eight for $300. Sorry, no one under 18 years of age.
For tickets visit www.operacabaretcharlotte.org or call 704 332 7177 ext. 210 and ask for Natalija. Major credit cards are accepted for reservations.
The night will be filled with Light Opera, Broadway and Popular Opera vocals plus complimentary line dancing lessons. The party starts with an open bar at 7:30 pm and the program starts at 8:00 pm.
It’s an easy trip on the Billy Graham Parkway just past the Airport exit to Boyer Road. You’ll find Coyote Joe’s at the intersection of Boyer and the new Wilkinson Boulevard. Parking aplenty and it’s free.
Local talent will be mixing old favorites with well-known arias in a casual setting at one of the largest country and western bars east of the Mississippi. There will be an cash only bar and wine by the bottle, along with light snacks. (ATMs on site)
The event will benefit Opera Carolina. This new FUNdraising event is a collaborative effort of the The Opera Guild of Charlotte with Opera Carolina and is going to be a Hoot!
Catherine and Wilton Connor are the Honorary Chair's of this inaugural event.
WHAT: OPERA CABARET
WHO: Opera Guild of Charlotte and Opera Carolina
WHERE: COYOTE JOE’S, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208
WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30 P.M.)
WHY: Support for Opera in Charlotte
THEME: Bizet to Broadway ....and a little bit of Country! A mix of Broadway, Light Opera and Opera, with Line Dancing and Country, thrown in too. Voicing musical numbers that tell the same story in different ways. Its going to be a hoot!
Horsin’ around with the Opera Guild and Opera Carolina.
TICKETS: $30. Call 704-332-7177 ext. 210 or www.operacabaretcharlotte.org
Charlotte, N.C. - Friends of Music at Queens presents the American Chamber Players on Saturday, October. 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm in the Dana Auditorium, in the E.H Little Fine Arts Center on the Queens University of Charlotte campus (corner Selwyn and Wellesley Avenues)
Tickets are available from the website at www.queens.edu/friendsofmusic or call 704-337-2213 Tickets are $15.00.
A special Pre Concert Dinner and lecture is being hosted by Catherine & Wilton Connor at 6:30 pm in the Claudia Belk Dining Hall, with dinner Guest Speaker, Dr Paul Nitsch, Artistic Director of Friends of Music at Queens. Cost for this dinner is $30.00 and reservations can be made when purchasing concert tickets.
The American Chamber Players with members : Miles Hoffman, violist; Loren Kitt, clarinetist; Joanna Maurer, violinist; Alberto Parrini, cellist; Sara Stern, flutist and Anna Stoytcheva, pianist; are one of the most exciting and innovative chamber music ensembles around.
They were formed in 1985 by Miles Hoffman from a core group of artists of The Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival.
The six members of the ensemble perform repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works, and their fascinating and delightful programs with varied instrumental combinations have been as enthusiastically praised as their extraordinary, dynamic performances.
Saturdays' concert program includes :
Bloch's Concertino for flute, viola, and piano
Schubert's Auf dem Strom for soprano, viola and piano
Madeleine Dring's Trio for flute, violin and piano
Beethoven's Variations on "La ci darem la mano"
Rachmaninoff's Two Songs for soprano and piano
Mozart's Trio in E-flat Majory (Kegelstatt Trio)
Friends of Music is a volunteer organization that has sponsored and presented chamber and other music genre events in Charlotte for 25 years. Visit www.queens.edu/friendsofmusic for more information.
Charlotte, NC - Jaylene G Moss Limited – Certified Public Accountants is hosting a seminar for small business owners.
Date: Thursday, September 24th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Place: Assurance United Methodist Church
9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
Fee: $10, proceeds to benefit local charity
Lunch will be provided, reservations required
For more information, please call 704-494-4343.
Space is limited. Please rsvp at jaylenegmossltd.com
For additional information or to register for the seminar, please visit www.charlottebusinessseminars.com
This seminar has been put together to provide options and answers to common questions about the current economic climate and its impact on small business, the tax stimulus, funding available from the SBA and local banks, bankruptcy and liquidations, etc.
Participants and Speakers will include:
On the legal side:
Jim Henderson, Bankruptcy Attorney and Jack Santaniello, Corporate Attorney of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
On the funding/SBA side:
Local banks including Regions, BB&T and Fifth Third ; SBA representative and a Self-Help representative
The Participants and Speakers will be available before and after the seminar for additional questions.
Sponsored by Jaylene G. Moss, Ltd.
Charlotte Symphony will present the fabulous Oscar Night America event in Charlotte, NC, on Sunday March 7, 2010. Details of the event are currently being finalized and BSA PR & Marketing will be the Event Producer of this exciting evening, once again. For further information contact Dianne Stewart at email@example.com
Charlotte, NC – Attorneys, FrickTrent, PLLC have opened a new office in Myers Park. The new Charlotte, NC Office is at :
141 Providence Rd, Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28207
FrickTrent, PLLC now have offices in Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte, NC. www.fricktrent.com
Charlotte, NC - Quid Pro Quo has launched a new website at www.quidproquo.biz
Quid Pro Quo specializes in Organizational Design & Development, Motivational Speaking, Keynote Addresses & Workshop Facilitation, Instructional Design, Training Development, Human Performance Improvement (HPI) and Personal, Executive and Business Coaching.
The website was developed for Quid Pro Quo by Digital Trooper and BSA Public Relations & Marketing
Photograph Caption from left :
Pam Dawes (Partner : Interior Couture of the Carolinas), Jaclyn Smith and Elaine Mitchell (Partner : Interior Couture of the Carolinas) http://www.iccarolinas.com/
Building 1, Suite 200-B
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Charlotte, N.C. – The Friends of Music at Queens University of Charlotte is pleased to announce three live performances as part of its 2009 Summer Serenades: A Festival of Music at Queens.
· Saturday, June 20, 7 p.m.:
Terzetto Piano Trio featuring Tanya Ell, cellist; Diana Cohen, violinist; and Renata Gutman, pianist
Praised by critics for her “incredible flair, maturity and insight,” violinist Diana Cohen was appointed concertmaster
Haydn Trio, Schumann’s Four Fantasiestücke, OP. 88, Schubert’s Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 100
(Complimentary Victorian ice cream social follows the concert.)
· Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m.:
The Parker String Quartet with David Bell, clarinet; William Hoyt, horn; George Pope, flute; Barry Stees, oboe; Cynthia Watson, bassoon; and Inessa Zaretsky, piano
Just three months after winning the 2005 Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Quartet captured first prize and the Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, sparking international acclaim. Equally at home in a celebrated concert hall or a downtown club, the Parker Quartet embraces opportunities to bring their performances to new audiences in non-traditional venues. http://www.parkerquartet.com
Haydn Divertimento, Piazolla’s String Quartet, the world premiere of Sextet for Piano and Winds by pianist Inessa Zaretsky, and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, Op. 11
(Complimentary Italian gelato night follows the concert.)
· Saturday, July 18, 7 p.m.:
The Parker String Quartet with Paul Nitsch, pianist and Artist-in-Residence at
Program: Haydn’s Divertimento a tre, Beethoven’s String Quartet op. 18 No. 4, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet for
Piano and Strings
(Complimentary Divine Desserts follows the concert.)
Each performance will be held in Dana Auditorium in the E.H. Little Fine Arts Center at
The mission of the Friends of Music at Queens is to enhance the quality of musical life at Queens and in the
Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic
Media Contact: Reena Arora, 704-337-2458, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte, NC – Since 2003 Epic Arts has brought high-quality, unique and innovative productions to the Charlotte community. Now we invite you to join us for one final extraordinary event. Widely regarded at Brian Friel’s masterpiece and winner of the Evening Standard Award, Laurence Olivier Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Tony Award for Best Play, Dancing at Lughnasa is an experience not to be missed!
This poignant and beautiful play, set in the north of Ireland in 1936, celebrates the lives of five sisters eking out an existence in a world that’s changing beneath their feet. Told through the memories of the boy they raised together in their small cottage, Friel’s lyrical story teaches us that even in hardship, it is the moments of joy and the people we love that we remember best and most.
The Epic Arts production of Dancing at Lughnasa will feature Ellerie Daube, Nathan Rouse, Sue Plassmann, Joe Rux, Annette Saunders, Julie Gawle and Laura Depta. Lon Bumgarner will direct.
The show will be presented at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square at 345 N. College Street in Charlotte. Shows run Thursdays through Sundays, May 28th – June 14th. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 ($15.00 for students and seniors). Thursday June 4th is 2-for-1 night.
Tickets are available through the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center box office, located in Founder’s Hall at 130 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte, or at 704-372-1000 or by logging on to www.carolinatix.org
Nominations were awarded in 24 categories. Some of the most notable nominations include Heath Ledger’s nomination for The Dark Knight. Yesterday’s nomination for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role marked the one-year anniversary of Mr. Ledger’s death. Mr. Ledger’s final film, The Dark Knight was nominated for a total of 8 categories, including Achievement in Makeup, Achievement in Visual Effects, and Achievement in Film Editing.
Nominees for Best Motion Picture of the Year include: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button received 13 nominations, the most for any film this year, including Brad Pitt for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Achievement in Cinematography.
Jennifer Foster of WDAV and Sean O’Connell of The Charlotte Weekly will discuss these and other nominees throughout the Charlotte Symphony’s Oscar Night® America party, providing interesting insights and insider points of view on the award winners.
Live entertainment, a sumptuous array of food, a wine tasting from The Wine Shop, balloon pop contests with Carolina Panthers players, a live auction, and unique door prizes will add to the evening’s fun.
Tickets are $75 per person and are available at www.charlottesymphony.org or by calling 704-972-2000.
One of the most significant fundraisers for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Oscar Night®
All tickets are just $75 per person and include valet parking.
Jonathan Martin, President & Executive Director of the Charlotte Symphony, says, “We are honored that the
About the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1932, The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the central