Oak Ridge Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Gilbert O’Sullivan, The Old Grey Whistle Test . Jimmy Buffett, Gloria Estefan and Alan Parsons were among the 60+ guests at NASA’s VIP area on Friday morning for the final launch of the space shuttle program.
Patti LaBelle’s son, Zuri Edwards, and her hairdresser, Norma Harris, have been charged with assault in the attack on West Point cadet Richard King at the Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. People from LaBelle’s entourage claim that King had been abusive but security footage shows that it was members of Patti’s party that instigated the events that led to King’s injuries (see the footage in our original story).
The Oak Ridge Boys were asked to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night. The question was popped on the Opry stage by Jimmy Dickens. The formal induction will take place on August 6.
Actress Hayley Atwell (Tranformers 3) told Esquire magazine that her next film may be the biography of Jimi Hendrix who would be played by Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) of OutKast.
The Old Grey Whistle Test is returning to Britain but, instead of TV, it will be a series of 16 radio shows. Titled Old Grey Whistle Test 40 to celebrate the programs 40th anniversary and will begin in August on BBC Radio 2. Guests will include Elton John, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey and Mark Knopfler. “Whispering” Bob Harris will host.
Manuel Galban, a guitarist for Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club, passed away on Thursday from a heart attack. He was 80.
Gilbert O’Sullivan has signed with the U.K.’s Union Square Music who will reissue his catalog with deluxe editions of his 13 albums along with issuing a best of and a box set.
JOSS STONE will release her fourth studio album on Monday 2nd November 2009 titled COLOUR ME FREE. In the writing and recording of COLOUR ME FREE, which took place at Mama Stones, Joss’s mums live music venue, in Wellington, England, Joss who produced the album along side Jonathan Shorten and Conor Reeves, created 12 finely crafted yet raw tracks that owe as much to Continue reading →
Ethan Bortnick – 8 Year Old Pianist, Musician, Composer, Actor, Artist. Born December 24, 2000 Ethan Bortnick is a Pianist, Composer, entertainer and actor who loves to entertain. He plays over 200 songs from memory and can play both by ear and by reading notes. Ethan composed over 30 songs/pieces of music that are being published. Ethan plays Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk and Children’s music. Ethan has appeared on Oprah, the Tonight show with Jay Leno (Multiple times), Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and last night on the last shows that Jay Leno hosted and many more national and international programs . He has performed both live and televised concerts, both National and International. His range of music is remarkable, he has performed and led symphony orchestra’s and opened at the Kick-off show at the Hard Rock Arena, for Nelly Furtado’s recent tour. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Beyonce, Josh Groban, Santana, Natalie Cole, Nelly Furtado, Smokey Robinson, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle, The pointer Sisters and Many more. Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon. Ethan has performed multiple times for live audiences of over 20,000 people. Ethan has performed for the inauguration of the 111th congress and Speaker Pelosi as the Sole performer, and the list goes on…. Ethan has raised record amounts for children’s charities and recently raised $12,000,000 for Miami children’s hospital, where they saved his Little Brother with 2 heart surgeries. He also recently co-hosted a Telethon raising over $8,000,000 for the charity and getting a worldwide viewership of over 20,000,000 viewers on this Live TV program. Ethan’s accomplishments are comparable to those of well-known established musicians and entertainers, but………………… he’s only 8 Years old………..
Sampling of Recent Performances and Appearances:
Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno THREE times.
Appeared on The OPRAH Show
Appeared on Martha Stewart, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition,
Performed as the only performer for the Dinner to celebrate the swearing in of the 111th Congress and Nancy Pelosi.
Hard Rock Live – Opened for Nelly Furtado on her tour Kickoff (performed 5 songs)
Appeared on all Major Networks, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS Television.
Performed/Opened for/with Beyonce, Josh Groban, Nelly Furtado, Santana, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Wyclef Jean, Gloria Gaynor and many more…
Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon.Performed at the American Airlines Arena (Over 20,000 people)
Sold Out Solo Performances on a 4 day tour. Performed his own 75 minute show for a sold out crowd on all 4 dates.
Sold Out Performace at the Sydney Convention Center (Australia)
Charities (Participated and/or performed)
One X One with Matt Damon, Santana, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean and others.
Lili Claire Foundation
American Heart Association
Boys and Girls Club
Kids in Distress
“Heart 4 Heart” Foundation
Children in the Arts
Miami Childrens Hospital – Diamond Ball raising over $12,000,000 with Beyonce, Smokey Robinson and Gloria Gaynor.
Our Daily Bread Mission
Starlight Starbright Childrens Foundation
For Inquiries and/or performance inquiries, please contact:
Gene or Hannah Bortnick
CD and DVD produced by Lily Saborit – Savor Records