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Selene Muñoz Joins The 2018 APAP

Selene Muñoz Joins The 2018 APAP

NEW YORK, NY – Peridance Capezio Center is proud to present 20 innovative dance companies during the 2018 Association of Performing Arts Professionals Conference week at the Salvatore Capezio Theater. In two programs, Peridance features companies from: Italy, Denmark, Chicago, San Francisco, Indianapolis, and more. With over 30 years of experience in the dance arena, Peridance carefully curates its programs to reflect the artistic excellence; creativity, diversity and audience appeal presenters are looking for.

Art Without Borders, Inc. is proud to represent Selene Muñoz/Danzart and their collaboration with the New York City Ballet’s principal dancers, Ask la Cour and Amar Ramasar. Selene Muñoz, a world renowned Flamenco dancer, will perform SENSES, an excerpt from her trilogy FIVE SENSES. Combining choreography with elements of traditional Spanish Flamenco and Classical Ballet, it is a dance not to be missed. Two contrasting worlds of movement come together to tell a strong and sensual story about how our senses define us as human beings.

Watch Our Five Senses, Movement no. 1 here:
Selene Muñoz / Our Five Senses, Movement no. 1
Selene Muñoz Our Five Senses (Movement no. 1)
Salvatore Capezio Theater
126 E 13th St. NY, NY 10003
January 13th & 14th, 2018
70 minutes (no intermission)
Selene Muñoz with Danzart
(Available in APAP Showcases Program ‘A’ only)
Saturday, January 13th at 8pm
Sunday, January 14th at 4:30pm
$15 General Admission

Selene Muñoz is a Spanish – Danish dancer and choreographer. Along with her unique artistry explores culture through varied and contrasting rhythms, movements and music. She has received critical acclaim for merging classical flamenco with contemporary dance and classical ballet. Selene is noted for her prolific collaborations with live musicians and for involving them choreographically in her work. She began with classical ballet at 4 years of age. By 9 years of age she had created her own personal style which combined flamenco with contemporary dance and classical ballet and she premiered her first production in Denmark using this choreography. She began teaching her method of dance when she was 13 years old and some of her students included dancers from The Royal Danish Ballet School and Cirque Du Soleil. Since 2013, Selene Muñoz, in association with Danzart, has produced a wide range of dance productions, including ‘Libertad’ (2014) and ‘Presence’ (2016), which were both very well received.




Father Jim Sichko, who in February 2016 Pope Francis commissioned as one of his Papal Missionaries of Mercy – of which there are only 1000 in the world and 100 in the United States, is set to bring Christmas cheer to 50 homeless individuals on December 22, 2017.  Fr. Jim serves in the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky.

Again, during this Christmas season, Fr. Jim will take his “out of the box” thinking and charter a 55-passenger bus from Bluegrass Charter and Tours and pick up 50 homeless individuals from the Salvation Army Shelter, along with a Kentucky State Police escort, to be taken to Malone’s steakhouse for a special evening of holiday cheer.  The experience will include professional carolers, a meal consisting of anything off the menu, and a visit from Santa… and that’s not all. Each individual will receive brand new sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves and a gift card to McDonald’s.

Known for his random acts of generosity and kindness, Fr. Jim was honored by the US Congress and has made headlines on many occasions, giving away thousands of dollars to people at the grocery store and on the street.

“Having been chosen by the Pope is something very special and not to be taken for granted, so I want to set an example to all priests that getting out in the community can really make a difference,” says Fr. Jim Sichko.  “Although I am based in Kentucky, I travel all over the United States helping people and trying to find ways to bring the connections I have made through the years to spread love and acts of kindness at all times, not just at Christmas.”

Most recently, Fr. Jim has helped families affected by Hurricane Harvey, handing out over $80,000 in cash, supplies and paying utility bills for many in Oragefield, Texas, as well as bringing more than $117,000 of aid to the people in Orange County, Texas.  In addition, Fr. Jim provided new clothing for impoverished children in East Texas as well as providing hot meals for over 200 people.  And the giving didn’t stop there as Fr. Jim recently passed out over $5,000 in the “Giving Gone Wild” campaign supporting the LGBT community and Hispanic communities.

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Who:  Fr. Jim Sichko – Papal Missionary of Mercy
When: December 22, 2017 beginning at 5 p.m.
Where: Departing Salvation Army Shelter in Lexington, Ky. (736 Main St, Lexington, Ky.); Arriving Malone’s Prime (3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, Ky.)

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Don McLean Featured On BBC Tonight

Don McLean Featured On BBC Tonight

Don McLean, one of America’s best-known singer-songwriters, interviewed by producer Ed Freeman and musician Jake Bugg, whose musical path was initiated when hearing “Vincent” for the first time on the TV, is featured in the BBC Classic Album Series titled, Don McLean: American Pie this weekend. The program also highlights a poignant archive performance of George Michael singing McLean’s “The Grave”.

It’s the story of Don McLean‘s second album American Pie. Crowned by its titular overture and the song “Vincent”, McLean’s equally moving tribute to Van GoghAmerican Pie is a classic of the folk-rock genre, earning its place alongside Carole King‘s TapestryJoni Mitchell‘s Blue and Neil Young‘s After The Goldrush as one of the landmark singer-songwriter LPs of 1971, a year recently celebrated in a book by award-winning journalist David Hepworth as ‘rock’s golden year’. Don McLean is featured in extensive new interviews, discussing the intricacies of his songs, the sometimes fraught recording process, and the album’s legacy.

Forty-five years after its release, there has never been another album quite like American Pie. While a product of its era pinpointing a precise moment of cultural change in the shattered hopes of baby boomers, its impact continues to reverberate down the years with a poignancy and relevance that hasn’t diminished.

The questions it raises about its country’s past, present and future are as much a part of our cultural dialogue in Trump’s 2017 as they were in Nixon’s 1971. “I had most of the album written without American Pie,” explains McLean. “But I wasn’t happy with that. I knew it wasn’t finished. I had more to say. I had this this really big song I needed to get out.”

Tune in now on BBC Four and again at 2am GMT (UK) ; 9/8c (USA). For more information, visit

Don McLean Tour Dates:
Dec 09 – New Hope Winery – New Hope, Pa. SOLD OUT!
Jan 27 – City Winery – Atlanta, Ga.
Feb 03 – Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, S.D.
Feb 16 – Space Coast Daily Park – Melbourne, Fla.
Feb 17 – Dosey Does – The Woodlands, Texas
Feb 23 – Bonita Springs, FL – Southwest Florida Center
Mar 02 – Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theatre – Mesa, Ariz.
Mar 03 – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, Calif.
Mar 10 – The Cascade Theatre – Redding, Calif.
Mar 23 – City Winery – New York, N.Y.
Apr 13 – Greenwich Odeum – East Greenwich, R.I.
Apr 14 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, Va.
Apr 29 – Southend Cliffs Pavillion – Westcliff-On-Sea, UK
Apr 30 – York Barbican Centre – York, UK
May 01 – Victoria Theatre – Halifax, UK
May 02 – Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, UK
May 04 – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill On Sea, UK
May 06 – Wales Millennium Centre – Cardiff, UK
May 07 – The Bridgewater Hall – Manchester, UK
May 09 – London Palladium – London, UK
May 10 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham, UK
May 11 – Colston Hall – Bristol, UK
May 13 – Philharmonic Hall – Liverpool, UK
May 15 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, UK
May 16 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK
May 20 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
May 21 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
May 22 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
May 23 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
June 01 – University Concert Hall – Limerick City, Ireland
June 07 – Waterfront Hall Auditorium – Belfast, Ireland
June 08 – Leisureland – Galway, Ireland
June 09 – Leisureland – Galway, Ireland
July 21 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, Conn.
July 27 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
July 28 – Capitol Theater – Clearwater, Fla.
Aug 11 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, Calif.
Aug 19 – City Winery – Chicago, Ill.
Sept 08 – Theater at Westbury (with Pure Prairie League) – Westbury, N.Y.
Sept 22 – Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, N.H.

For the most up-to-date information and all of McLean’s tour dates please visit

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. “American Pie” has brought great happiness and hope to millions of people through the years and continues to be honored for its success. In 2000, the song was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 2017 brought a huge honor when the iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” classical music compositions, infamous live broadcasts and similar recordings. McLean continues to tour both North America and abroad bringing a mix of his classic hits with an array of new works, some of which will be released in 2018.

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Help Honor Deployed Service Members & Veterans

Help Honor Deployed Service Members & Veterans

2017 marks the seventh year that America’s Adopt A Soldier ® will reach out to America to ask for cards of thanks to share with our nation’s Service Members who are deployed and Veterans who are in State Veterans Homes and Hospitals.

According to Mary Keeser, America’s Adopt A Soldier® Founder, “In 2016, over 120,000 care letters, were shared. This year, the goal is to reach over 300,000, which would allow us to send at least four letters to every Veteran in a Veterans Home or Veterans Hospital as well as to our deployed Service Members.”

Mary adds, “The cards and letters we receive are drawn or written by a diverse group of individuals, from 3 years-old to the over 100 years- old. From kitchen tables to classrooms, to businesses, to college dorms to faith-based establishments, the pens, pencils, crayons and pieces of paper used to create messages of hope, appreciation, unity and support will have a positive impact. The letters of care are truly the caring pulse of America towards our Service men and women.”

To participate in the 2017 National Care Letter Campaign, mail your personal written and designed letter or greeting card to America’s Adopt A Soldier, 5400 Shawnee Rd. Ste #300, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

For more information visit: or call 703-278-3718.



Country music hit-maker Lacy J. Dalton is known for her willingness to help others, whether it range from teaching songwriting to prisoners in State Prison in California to saving wild horses throughout the West to simply rescuing a dog that has become the subject of her latest release “Carl The Christmas Dog.” [DOWNLOAD]

“Carl The Christmas Dog,” is based on a true story, however much like the movies this is not an actual portrayal. Carl did eat the tree, presents and a bunch of other things, however, he did not eat the cat!!

“Carl is not much of a guard dog, but he sure is like my best friend,” says Lacy J. Dalton. In making the video, Dalton adds, “This is quite the departure from many of the previous music videos, but I wanted to just get some friends and keep it fun and simple. So all we did was gather some good friends, Carl (the dog), a phone and a camera. I sure hope it brings some joy to everyone this Christmas season.”

Watch the video here:
Get “Carl The Christmas Dog” at CDBaby or

About Lacy J. Dalton:
First hitting the Country Top-40 in 1979 with “Crazy Blue Eyes,” Dalton was one the most successful female vocalists of the format during the 80s with such hits as “Takin’ It Easy,” “Hillbilly Girl With The Blues,” “Black Coffee,” and the CMA-nominated anthem “16th Avenue.” During her career, she has collaborated with such Country Music Hall of Fame members as Bobby Bare, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, and George Jones. Her most recent recorded work was a tribute album to Hank Williams entitled Here’s To Hank. Dalton is a 2017 inductee of the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame. For more information, visit