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Peter Gros (of Mutual and Omaha’s Wild Kingdom) appeared on Kelly & Ryan this past week and brought along some baby animals you just have to see! Peter is a Wildlife Expert Co-host, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Environmental Conservationist A Word About the Animals:  The animal ambassadors appearing with Peter are licensed Both state and federal and fully insured. The animals are hand raised on bottles or have been rescued…
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Little Big Town delivered an emotional tribute to the late Glen Campbell by delivering a poignant rendition of one of his biggest hits: “Wichita Lineman,” during the CMA Awards. The live version  is now available http://strm.to/LBTWichitaLineman  and you can WATCH THE PERFORMANCE  too! (CLICK THE MORE button below to watch)   Little Big Town performed one of the most touching tributes at Wednesday night’s (Nov. 8) 2017 CMA Awards. The group, made up of Kimberly…
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Gina Chavez and her band was selected to showcase at North Carolina’s ARTSMARKET 2017. Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D” — which took home the Grand Prize in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest — tells the story of her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she and her partner founded Niñas Arriba, a…
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Trout Fishing in America is proud to announce the release of their latest CD, “The Strangest Times”. This new collection of songs is the 24th album to be released in their 40-plus years of making music. There are 11 new, original tunes and one cover (BW Stevenson’s On My Own). The songs explore a wide range of feelings and musical styles that blend seamlessly into an inspired and cohesive work….
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Ashley Campbell, Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam will represent country in an all-star tribute to Grammy-winning hit-maker Jimmy Webb on May 3 at Carnegie Hall in New York. A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb will feature additional performances by Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel, Billy Davis, Jr., Johnny Rivers, Judy Collins, Marilyn McCoo of Fifth Dimension and Webb himself. Proceeds from the night will support the Alzheimer’s Foundation in…
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Kosson Talent is excited to announce some wonderful showcase performances that will be happening during the APAP 2017 conference. Reservations are required so please make sure you RSVP if you would like to attend one of these outstanding shows! CLICK ON IMAGE to see the full line up and RSVP information!  

The most anticipated moment of the 10th annual ACM Honors actually passed without controversy, as Miranda Lambert accepted the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award. Just before the event – held August 30th at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium – alt-country favorite Sturgill Simpson stoked fires with an uncompromising denouncement of the Academy of Country Music on Facebook, citing that the award merely exploited the legacy of Haggard, who died earlier this…
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Accompanying themselves on guitar, claw hammer banjo, upright bass, and sometimes dulcimers and clogging feet,this trio’s music is centered on Kentucky Appalachian Folk and bluegrass.We fell in love with their music at first spin and you will too. Zoe Speaks has incredible residency/outreach programs.The trio Zoe Speaks consists of Kentuckians Mitch Barrett, Carla Gover, and Owen Reynolds, who draw on their deep roots in the region to put their own spin…
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Did a screaming, hairy armadillo just amble into the middle of reported tensions between Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan? Toward the end of Thursday’s Live With Kelly and Michael, Mutual of Omaha’s Peter Gros brought out the mammal as part of an animal segment, noting its size and lack of teeth forces it to scare off predators by shrieking. “He’s about to scare me away!” chimed in Strahan, as the creature continued its noisy…
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We are excited to announce that Velvet Caravan has signed on with Kosson Talent. Rooted in the Gypsy Jazz/Gypsy Swing and Latin Swing styles, this  high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. This band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor.  Bringing together the…
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We congratulate Jimmy Webb on the honor of the Poet’s Award, from The Academy of Country Music. They just announced yesterday this Special Award for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Glen Campbell will receive the Career Achievement Award. Past honorees for the Poet’s Award include Hank Williams, Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, and Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. Fellow Oklahoman Carrie Underwood will receive an award as well. Her performance…
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On Grammy night, Black Violin appeard on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and the LEGENDARY The Roots crew! Watch the full performance here: http://bit.ly/1LrSeUZ

This Wonderful Life is a one-man play beautifully acted by Jeremy Kendall. Based on the iconic 1946 holiday favorite film, It’s a Wonderful Life, the production brings to life over 32 familiar people in an amazing display of physical and verbal virtuosity. Kendall portrays the Jimmy Stewart-inspired George Bailey, and the whole cast of lovable characters from Bedford Falls including Clarence the Angel, Mary, Zuzu and all the townsfolk who…
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Black Violin recently met 19-year old phenom Alessia Cara in Los Angeles, and when she heard Kev and Wil performing she was blown away—so much so, that she invited them to back her up the next day at her Ellen DeGeneres show taping. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the segment. (click Ellen photo) Enjoy!

Valerie Vigoda has co-written a new musical with her husband/collaborator Brendan Millburn, “Ernest Shackleton Loves Me.” The musical opened in Seattle to rave reviews and is now playing in Boston at Emerson College. “Ernest Shackleton Loves Me” is a quirky, fresh and completely original new musical and one of the most exciting things I’ve seen in musical theater in years. It’s the whole package! Don’t miss this one!” -Broadwayworld.com BOSTON…
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The opening and title track to Stereotypes, the major-label debut by Black Violin, serves as a mission statement for an ambitious and groundbreaking group. Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) are a string duo from Florida with equal footing in the worlds of classical music and hip-hop. Though they have been playing together since high school, with Stereotypes, they take a great leap forward, from admirable rarities to significant…
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The members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son.  Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center and Dancing With the Stars and…
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Kosson Talent is pleased to announce two new signings, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds. Hypnotic Brass is a 10-piece band anchored by 7 brothers from Chicago. Together they have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def , Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and…
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Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry was selected to showcase at the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Conference to be held in Lancaster, PA this month. The trio of fiddle/vocals/guitar/piano/cello delights audiences with fresh and innovative arrangements of precious American gems from yesteryear. These songs are interwoven with new music and the stories that inspired them.  The group is embarking on a ten-city tour following the conference to MN, IA, IL and ND….
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Jimmy Webb, Paul Shaffer, Wil Lee and the 23-piece CBS Orchestra blew the “roof” off with an epic performance of the iconic “MacArthur Park” (composed by Jimmy Webb).   First recorded in 1968 by Richard Harris, the song has been a hit for several artists including Donna Summers, The Four Tops, Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed. “We have the great Jimmy Webb, the composer of the tune, playing with us…
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Robin Spielberg, a renowned contemporary pianist and composer, tells a very personal story about the healing power of music. Her experiences inspired her to share how music makes an impact on our well-being and helps us through difficulties In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live…
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Jimmy Webb has a new CD hitting the streets this month, “Still Within the Sound of My Voice”. He appeared this week on CBS This Morning backed by British vocalist sensation Rumer singing the title track. The new Album again unites Jimmy Webb with some of today’s biggest selling and enduring artists for once-in-a-lifetime performances, including the iconic MacArthur Park. In celebration of its 45th Anniversary, Jimmy reached out to…
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Four-time Grammy nominees Trout Fishing in America has released a brand new CD, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers. The recording features tongue twisters, mind-benders, spooky situations and instantly identifiable slices of a kid’s life. From the creepy feeling of stepping in a gooey substance that is definitely “not mud,” to witnessing the disturbing sight of your sister kissing her boyfriend, to exploring a “Zoo Wacky Zoo” where tigers do the tango,…
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Congratulations to Jimmy Webb on receiving this prestigious international music award! Jimmy Webb to be recipient of the 2012 prestigious Ivor Novello “Special International Award.” Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb will be the recipient of the 2012 prestigious Ivor Novello “Special International Award,” which he will be presented with in London on May 17th. The Ivor Novello ‘Special International Award’ recognizes non-British writers and composers who have made…
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“Dala’s vocals are crystalline and infectious” -Inside World Music     ” it’s refreshing to come across a duo like Dala whose warm, emotive harmonies can take you to the same place as those much bigger bands…There’s an enveloping spirit to these songs, which feel like home.” – Folk Alley

Dala’s highly-anticipated album, “BEST DAY” will drop June 5th in the US. The single for the title track is available now. Watch the video trailer here