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Kate Boytek Kicking off Summer 2022 Tour with Rally on the Levee Performance

Kate Boytek kicks off her summer 2022 tour with a performance at “Rally On The Levee” Sunday afternoon June 5th at 1pm in downtown Charleston, WV. The concert at the Levee on Kanawha Boulevard is free and open to the public.

The rising singer/songwriter and West Virginia native was signed earlier this year by PCG Artist Development in Nashville and Allen Artists, a division of Allen Media Strategies in Washington, DC for career representation.

Kate and her band will perform a mix of original material (Kate has been writing with veteran Nashville hitmakers for her upcoming album) along with country and well-known classic rock cover tunes that will be sure to please Rally At The Levee attendees. Local band Hard Reign is also scheduled to perform Sunday.

Rally On The Levee is West Virginia’s premier bike show and rally experience. The event boasts three days of ride-ins, bike show and audio competitions, live music, merchandise, food and arts & craft vendors, and national pro custom bike builders.

Sunday before the concert, riders are meeting at Katherine’s Restaurant in Nitro, WV for a Charity Breakfast and Ride-In benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with a police escort from Nitro to Charleston, arriving at Haddad Riverfront Park.

Also on Sunday to coincide with the Kate Boytek concert, a Side By Side show and competition will take over Kanawha Boulevard just up from the main stage at the Levee. Attendees will be able to compete with their side-by-sides and ATV’s and check out dealers, vendors, custom-built UTVs, and Side by Sides from across the region.

Rally On the Levee kicks off Friday, June 3rd with a performance by The Davisson Brothers Band, who wrote with Kate Boytek this spring.  “I’m grateful to appear at the same event with my friends from The Davisson Brothers anytime!”, said Boytek.

For more information on Rally On The Levee, contact Jim Lynch with Revelations 1 Concepts / Bike Show Mafia at info@rallyontheleveewv.com or call (386) 690-7381. Rally On The Levee is sponsored in part by the City of Charleston and the West Virginia Lottery.

Leading Adoption Attorney Bob Noone Teams Up with Jazz Singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

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Bob Noone, a leading adoption attorney in West Virginia, is teaming up with his longtime friend, America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to celebrate National Foster Care Month by funding multiple scholarships for foster and adopted students to attend the Marshall University Summer Jazz Camp June 12th-17th.

Noone says that combining his love of music with his passion for foster and adopted children is “a perfect way to help kids make some lifetime memories this summer and give their parents a bit of break!”

Murphy added that “Bob’s generosity is legendary around here, and I’m so proud to join my friend to help give foster and adopted kids in West Virginia the opportunity to attend camp for free this summer!”

Students who attend Marshall’s Jazz Camp will be taught by many of Landau’s touring musicians who will serve as instructors including Camp Director Jeff Wolfe, Marshall School of Music head Dr. Martin Saunders, drummer Jesse Nolan, and bassist Danny Cecil.

Rising freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior high school students from West Virginia  who are in foster care or have been adopted are encouraged to fill out a short application form (with a video or audio clip) at www.bobnoone.com or www.landaumurphyjr.com.

Interested students and families can also register at the Bob Noone Adoptions booth at the Walk With Me 2022 event at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, WV Saturday May 21st from 10am-Noon, sponsored by Mission WV.

Marshall’s Jazz Camp, which has been in existence for more than 20 years, is an immersive six-day, five-night experience geared toward rising high school freshmen through collegiate musicians. No prior jazz experience is required. Jazz improvisation, combo playing, jazz theory, history, and instrument-specific masterclasses highlight the daily schedule. Respective campers can perform at any skill level.

Marshall Jazz Camp will be held in the Jomie Jazz Center on the Marshall University campus in Huntington, West Virginia. Camp tuition is $375. Housing and meal options are available for an additional charge. While the number of scholarships provided by Bob Noone and Landau Murphy Jr. are limited, some may include an additional amount housing and meals for students who reside outside of the Huntington, WV metropolitan area. For more information and to register visit: https://www.marshall.edu/music/jazz/jmt/

The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, June 5th, 2022. Applicants for the Bob Noone scholarship will be chosen by members of the Marshall University Jazz Camp Faculty and Allen Media Strategies LLC.

Joe Coleman on Zoom Into Books Podcast

Joe Coleman featured in City Lifestyle Magazine

Joe Coleman is busy with so many projects that he ties himself up in knots. But he has such smooth dance moves that he can untie himself just as quickly.

As the lead singer of The Platters for 23 years, Joe was a regular in Vegas, performing number-one hits like “Only You,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” on the regular. He performed with Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and the list goes on.

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