Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MacArthur Park Summer Concert Series!

So.....we've been in Nashville all summer, and now we're headed back to LA with a big ole show coming up! We'll be playing a night of the Levitt Paviion MacArthur Park Summer Concert Series! It's an outdoor ampitheater with lawn style seating, so bring your picnic baskets and blankets - it'll be the perfect way to spend a summer evening! Invite your friends and bring the kiddos, it'll be tons of fun and we're super excited.....

Here are the deets:

Day: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 7-9pm
Price: FREE! YAY!
Location: Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
2230 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Park Office: 213-384-5701

Here is some info from the website:

Welcome to the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park!

The 2009 Summer Concert Season provides a magical experience through an array of amazing performances! Professional musicians and performing artists embody and express a rich diversity in music and dance. The open lawn forms a natural amphitheater with an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Bring a picnic basket, relax in a lawn chair, stretch out on a blanket or dance under the stars!

Over 34,000 people attended the 2008 summer concert season at MacArthur Park. We invite you to come and experience the magic this summer!

2009 Summer Concert Season
Wednesday, July 8th - Sunday, September 13th

FREE admission to all 50 concerts
Five evening concerts weekly, Wednesdays through Sundays
Wednesdays through Saturday concerts begin at 7:30 pm
Sunday concerts begin at 6:30 pm
Family friendly concerts throughout the season
Acclaimed professional musicians and diverse performing artists
A safe, well-run community gathering place

Friday, August 14, 2009


Who ever thought it would be cool to "tweet?" It's very strange isn't it? The last time I thought that was cool was when I was in elementary school and I started a club named "The Chicks" - it was inspired by a small toy chick I got for Easter who lived in my pencil box (am I dating myself here?) at school. The "chick" was our mascot and you could only peek inside the box at him if you were a member. It was a very exclusive club, very fancy. Very cool. Uh-huh. But anyway - back to twitter.....I admit, I was reluctant at first. I already felt overwhelmed trying to keep up with 2 myspace accounts, a couple of different facebooks pages, website, blog, and about 75 different email accounts......but, I started getting the question "do you tweet?" quite a bit - so I figured it was time. I joined a couple of months ago, so come on over and follow me. Okay, that is weird too - follow me? Very stalker-ish. But anywho, click here. I can't say that I am great about updates. I get very self concious. I start to write an update and then think - who actually cares that I am buying some toothpase or grabbing my second Starbucks of the day, and then erase what I've written....but I have vowed to get better, cause somebody might want to know that the Tom's toothpaste in spearmint is way less gross than the peppermint. Or that an iced tea with half green/half passion tea rocks, and has many health benefits to boot! So, there ya go.

Ultimate Ears!

We love our in-ear monitors, and Ultimate Ears is the bomb! They've chosen us as this week's artist to watch!

We can’t help ourselves – we are music fanatics. We are constantly being exposed to new sounds from around the world. Our jobs literally revolve around seeing live music and meeting up with killer emerging acts. We are surrounded by honey-glazed pipes, wailing guitars, pounding beats, simply stunning talent.

And we want to share this with as many people as possible – that’s the point of great music, right? So we built an Artist to Watch section to turn you on to some of the treats that we run across during the natural course of business. Some of these bands are unsigned, some are on the majors, some tour internationally, most are even clients (although it’s not a prerequisite.) Email us if you know a band that is on the ups.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cybill on the Today show talking about Mrs. Washington!

The AJC!

I had a chance to do an interview with my hometown paper the Atlanta Journal Constitution!

Parkview high school grad Corri English spars with Cybill Shepherd in new Hallmark film
5:48 pm July 31, 2009, by Rodney Ho

Corri English was already a minor acting star at Parkview High School when she attended the school in the 1990s. She had two shows on TBS: “Kidsbeat,” a news break during the morning cartoons, and “Feed Your Mind,” in which she travelled the world.

And like many actresses, she said she was “kind of shy” in high school.

“I moved there and all these little cliques had already formed,” she said Friday to promote her new Hallmark film Saturday at 9 p.m. starring Cybill Shepherd called “Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith.” “They nicknamed me ‘Kidsbeat.’ I was totally embarrassed by that!”

She said she recalled how much angst she had between doing TV and, say, cheerleading practice. “Now it seems like a no brainer," she mused. "Gotta scoot out of cheerleading!"

English, a University of Georgia grad, is one of those working actresses just trying to make an impression. Since moving to Los Angeles six years ago, she’s nabbed guest roles on “Joan of Arcadia,” “Without a Trace,” ‘CSI: Miami” and in her first regular gig, as a college student on the quickly forgotten WB series starring Matthew Modine called “Bedford Diaries.”

The twist of the show was that Modine was teaching a sex class and required the class to tape video confessionals about their sex lives. But as English admitted, the show was hamstrung by network queasiness about being “too” sexy. The show by its nature, she said, “was supposed to be edgy but in that environment, they cut a lot of scenes, which made some stories seem disjointed.” It lasted just eight episodes in 2006.

I had to ask her about what it was like working with Shepherd, who has a been known to have a bit of a diva complex when she was on “Moonlighting” and her own self-titled sitcom.

“There was a point I was teasing her of being spoiled,” English said. “She said, ‘Oh, honey. You should have seen me a couple of decades ago!’ She definitely makes light of her reputation. The great thing is she is who she is. She’s very self deprecating. She’ll be the first to tell you her flaws.”

Shepherd, during down time, was busy on the phone. “She was working deals left and right!” English said. “She’s really embracing the opportunities coming her way.”

Shepherd in the film plays a divorced woman with empty nest syndrome who decides to finish college and live in the dorms. She is joined by English’s rebellious, bitter character, who has her own mommy issues. Like a lot of these “Odd Couple” films, the two first clash, eventually become friends.

English is also a country musician who actually worked with Sugarland, Atlanta’s hot duo back when they were a trio. She even co-wrote a song on the band’s first album.

During the writers’ strike last year, she worked as lead vocalist in a band called Brokedown Cadillac with local Atlanta producer Jan Smith to create an EP. Several songs ended up in the film “Race to Witch Mountain” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

So she’s now of split minds. So she now does acting in Los Angeles and has bought a residence in Nashville as well.

“I’m in a transitional phase,” she said. “The music is becoming a bigger priority in my career. It’s something I’ve always wanted… I’m really embracing what’s happening. I’m in Nashville right now spending the summer setting up a home base there.”