Monthly Archives: February 2012

SSG OFFICIAL – Open Letter From Dot Com

PURPOSE – to generate an operating budget for a mainstream record label that you personally get money off, surpassing $10,000 via investors.‏

Everyone wants to know what I have been doing with all these business meetings and what’s about to happen.  I’ll explain, I have been attracting investors and  creating a budget but let me start by getting to the end … we have already surpassed our goal and doubled it, therefore we are going to pursue this venture with or without your help.

The New EasternMedia – What’s It All About

EasternMedia was originally created 2 years ago for motocross and recording, among other things. Steven Zimmer, CEO of EasternMedia, along with 2 others ran the business until Steven deployed, then things began to fall apart.

When asked why revamp EasternMedia and what its all about, Steven said… 

NC Idol Chelsea Sorrell Is No Stranger To The Stage

20120229-093155.jpg

Chelsea Sorrell, 23, of Stokesdale, NC will take the American Idol stage tonight with other female hopefuls.

Top 24 contestant and early favorite, Chelsea is sure to capture hearts and sing her way into the top 12.

Sorrell has shared the stage with national acts and performed in front of large audiences, during time spent with the Chris Lane Band.

Read the rest of this entry

Willie Nelson Honors Unforgettable Music…

… on “Remember Me Vol. 1”

Photo credit: Danny Clinch

For Willie Nelson, the difficult part about recording an album of Country classics wasn’t deciding what to record — it was deciding what not to record.

“I probably know two or three thousand songs,” said the member of CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame, “everything from Jimmie Rodgers’ ‘Blue Yodel No. 1’ to the songs of today. There’s not enough room on one record for all of my favorites. There aren’t enough records, either — not in one lifetime.”

Read the rest of this entry

“The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate the Music”

Hans Zimmer’s All-Star Academy Awards® Band Releases
“The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate the Music” Collection
on the iTunes Store

A new compilation of music centered around Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s theme for this year’s Oscar® telecast is now available on the iTunes Store. Titled “The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate the Music,” the collection includes the show’s musical theme plus six unique, inventive interpretations of the theme by other artists, and the “In Memoriam” choral rendition of “What a Wonderful World.”

Read the rest of this entry

Rich Brenner, former FOX8 Sports anchor, dead at 65

20120227-231056.jpg

Rich Brenner, a FOX8 sports anchor for nearly 21 years, has died.

Rich, a major part of the FOX8 Family over the years, died Monday night. He was 65 years old.

Rich was attending the “Salute to Heroes” event in Greensboro when he suffered a heart attack. Medical personnel at the event were unable to revive Rich.  Read the rest of this entry

84th Academy Awards® Winners

Congratulations To the Nominees and Winners!
20120226-234707.jpg

Best Picture Oscar Goes To: “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer

Read the rest of this entry

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW SNIPPETS

20120227-005054.jpg

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW SNIPPETS

CATEGORY: Costume Design – INTERVIEW WITH: Mark Bridges
Q. Is Jean as great a guy as we think he is?
A. Yes, and then some. He’s an extraordinary person, yes.

CATEGORY: Art Direction – INTERVIEW WITH: Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo – FILM: “Hugo”
Q. When you were on stage you mentioned the fact that this was for Italy, and I was wondering for you, do you feel like this award is for your country?
A. (FRANCESCA LO SCHIAVO) Yeah.

CATEGORY: Cinematography – INTERVIEW WITH: Robert Richardson – FILM: “Hugo”
Q. You did make a comment on stage about the cinematography award being first. Were you serious? Is that something that’s bothering you or do you have strong feelings about that?
A. No. It’s a fear factor. Yeah, of course. Cinematography. We are behind the lens. We are not in front of the lens. So, it made it a little complex for me to walk up there.

Read the rest of this entry

84th Academy Awards OnStage Quotes

20120227-004558.jpg

ONSTAGE SPEECH – BREIF QUOTES:

CATEGORY: Cinematography – SPEECH BY: Robert Richardson – FILM: “Hugo”
“I can’t believe somebody put cinematography up first because it can only go up from this point.”

CATEGORY: Art Direction – SPEECH BY: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo – FILM: “Hugo”
Dante Ferretti: “Thank you to the Academy for this prestigious award.”

CATEGORY: Costume Design – SPEECH BY: Mark Bridges – FILM: “The Artist”
“I was just a kid from Niagara Falls who dreamed, ate, and slept movies and so I want to thank the Academy for this honor and for making a lifelong dream come true.”

Read the rest of this entry

DAVE KARGER TO WELCOME OSCAR’S RED CARPET GUESTS

Academy Award® nominees and presenters arriving on the red carpet on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, will be greeted by Dave Karger, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly. Red carpet arrivals are expected to begin at approximately 3 p.m. PT.

Read the rest of this entry