Stella Adler Outreach Division seeks NYC teens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           
Media Contact: 
Nina Capelli
Director of Cultural Programming
Phone: 212-689-0087
Stella Adler Outreach Division seeks NYC teens 
for free summer Shakespeare program
New York, NY – April 20, 2017:  The Stella Adler Outreach Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has announced that interviews are now being held for a free summer theater program. Students who receive free or reduced lunch are eligible for the program. Priority consideration is given to those who do not have access to theater programs at school or in their communities. Students must call ASAP to schedule an interview. This year’s program runs from July 10th to August 12th. Interviews begin on Monday, April 24th. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 22nd.
The Stella Adler Studio’s Outreach Division has trained over 5,000 New Yorkers in free programs since 2004. Outreach aims to empower participating students through craft. The Summer Shakespeare program is a five-week summer intensive for low-income New York teens. Twenty-four students are selected to train five days a week in voice, movement and scene study with a total of 50 hours of class time in total. The program culminates with a production of an abbreviated Shakespeare play. In recent years students have performed “Julius Caesar,” “Othello,” “The Comedy of Errors,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night” and others.
 “The Outreach Division’s Summer Shakespeare program demonstrates everything I believe about the profound power of Shakespeare as integral to the training of the actor in general and the education and growth of the young people who come to us through the program in particular,” says Tom Oppenheim, Stella Adler Studio Artistic Director. “At first the students are shy and maybe even scared. But when their minds, hearts and imaginations are tapped using the language of Shakespeare, they not only bring the plays to life in a most vivid way, but begin to show even the most sophisticated theatergoers new nuance in these classic plays. By the end of the program, twenty-four New York City teens will count an accomplishment that some of the most seasoned actors long for – mastering the words of the English language’s greatest writer.” 
Prospective students may call the studio at 212-689-0087 to schedule an interview appointment for the “Outreach Summer Shakespeare Program.” There will be two rounds of callbacks: early decision and regular decision. If a student is invited to a callback, early decision callbacks will be held on May 15th from 3-5:30pm. Regular decision callbacks will be held on June 7th from 3-5:30pm. Students only need to attend one callback session and present a one-minute Shakespeare monologue.
The Stella Adler Outreach Division helps to fulfill the Studio’s mission to create an environment that nurtures theater artists who value humanity as their first priority by diversifying the student body and creating an environment for all students to become actors like Stella Adler and those in the Group Theater – actors who are socially and consciously aware and whose awareness contributes to their ability to act passionately.
More information is available online at
About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting 
Established in 1949 by Stella Adler, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded upon Adler’s belief in the supreme seriousness of her art, and has, for the last five decades, enriched every part of the American theater and film arts. Adler’s philosophies kept many well-known members of the theater coming back for her intelligent and passionate advice and the school has since trained many of the brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Elaine Stritch, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a not-for-profit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually and also presents world-class lectures, poetry readings, jazz, classical music, theater, and dance theater events.

NEW Shelly Fairchild “Mississippi Turnpike”

Shelly Fairchild “Mississippi Turnpike”

Shelly Fairchild’s latest album, Buffalo explores blues territory. Reaching towards her southern Mississippi roots, Fairchild’s music is soulful as it is dark. – WRLT Lightning 100

A staple in the Nashville music community, Fairchild hit the scene to much acclaim with her debut album Ride. The project introduced the artist’s soulful, gospel-tinged brand of alt-country and spawned a hit with “You Don’t Lie Here Anymore.” She toured with some of the biggest names including Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw, and began to dig her roots in the industry. She again found success in her second release, Ruby’s Money– but it’s Buffalo that marks a milestone in her life and career.

The Jackson, Mississippi native started the project launching a PledgeMusic campaign in the hopes that she would find support of her endeavor– and after reaching her goal in just two days, she realized she had.One of the most standout tracks on Buffalo, the blues-ridden up-tempo tune “Mississippi Turnpike (feat. Lucie Silvas),” came in the wake of a breakup. A longtime hidden gem in the trove of Nashville musicians, it is clear she is just getting started.


Low Cut Connie covers “Controversy”

One year ago, we lost our Prince.

He freed our minds and bodies during his time on Earth and made us all feel sexy.

Hot on the heels of their current top 100 AAA single “Revolution Rock n Roll”, Low Cut Connie honors the man with their cover of his brilliant “Controversy”. Playing now on RadioMaxMusic.

The song is included on their upcoming LP Dirty Pictures (part 1), which drops worldwide May 19.

We love you, Prince Rogers Nelson.

Mike + The Mechanics Upcoming Shows – New LP

Don’t miss Mike + The Mechanics upcoming shows!

April 21st – Asbury Park, NJ – Music & Film Festival for the Front & Center taping
April 23rd – Highline Ballroom, NYC

A hobby band? A side project? Hardly. In fact, it’s been 32 years and, with the release of Let Me Fly on April 7, eight albums since Mike Rutherford formed Mike + The Mechanics, to complement, rather than replace, Genesis.

Mike Rutherford has much to smile about right now, and Let Me Fly distils everything that’s right about Mike + The Mechanics: the songwriting, the life-affirming uplift and the undercurrent of quirk.

Let Me Fly began to take off as the band toured 2011’s The Road, the first album featuring the current line-up: Rutherford himself (guitar/bass), Luke Juby (keyboards), Gary Wallis (drums), Anthony Drennan (guitar), plus vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar.

We like it too! And we’re confident with this new album that Mike + The Mechanics are certainly continuing their upward journey. In support of the release, the band recently toured Europe, and will take to the stage at BST Hyde Park with Phil Collins and Blondie on June 30. The band will play at the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival for the Front & Center taping on April 21st, along with a show at the Highline Ballroom in New York on April 23rd.

NEW Mastersons Single Perfect

The Mastersons “Perfect”
From the album, Transient Lullaby

Going for airplay May 1st

Tour Dates:

Apr 29 Standing Sun Wines- Buellton, CA
May 5 Conroe Americana Music Festival- Conroe, TX
May 17 Magnolia Motor Lounge- Fort Worth, TX
May 18 McGonigel’s Mucky Duck- Houston, TX
May 19 In-store @ Waterloo Records- Austin, TX
May 20 Continental Club- Austin, TX
May 21 In-store @ Cactus Music -Houston, TX

Upcoming world tour with Steve Earle

Please visit for tour updates.

NEW Gov’t Mule June 9, 2017

GOV’T MULE  “Sarah, Surrender” listen for it on RadioMaxMusic.

New Studio Album Revolution Come… Revolution Go
Out June 9 on Fantasy Records

‘Revolution Come… Revolution Go’ Summer 2017 Tour Announced
April 20-22/Live Oak, FL @ Wanee Festival
April 23/Greenville, SC @ Peace Center Concert Hall*
April 24/Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center*
April 26/Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall*
April 27/Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre*
April 28/New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre**
May 17/New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage^
May 19/Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater^
May 20/Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
May 22/St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 23/Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
May 25/Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
May 26/Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 27/Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
May 28/Cumberland, MD @ DelFest
June 29 – July 2/Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 15/Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music Festival
July 30/Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing^
August 1/Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^
August 3/Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^
August 4/Daniel Island, SC @ Family Circle Stadium^
August 5/Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater^
August 6/Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre^
August 8/Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark^
August 9/Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^
August 10/Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
August 11/Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^
August 13/Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^
August 14/Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens^
August 16/Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park^
August 17/Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza^
August 18/Papillion, NE @ Sumter Amphitheater^
August 19/Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
August 22/Express Live! in Columbus, OH##
August 24/PNC Pavilion at Riverbend in Cincinnati, OH##
August 25-27/Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
August 26/Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN##
August 27/Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY##
* with Eric Krasno Band
** with Soulive
^ with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
^^ with Galactic
# with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band
## with Blackberry Smoke

NEW Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ “All Around The World”

Listen for track airing now on RadioMaxMusic
From TajMo (Concord) releasing May 5

· Sitting-in on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 4/18
· Touring together throughout 2017
· Album recorded in Keb’s home studio over 2.5 years

05.30.17 Fort Collins, CO – The Lincoln Center
06.01.17 Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens
06.02.17 Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
06.06.17 Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theater
06.07.17 Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Center
06.10.17 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
06.11.17 San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts
06.13.17 Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts
06.15.17 Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
06.16.17 Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
06.17.17 Jacksonville, OR – Britt Festival
06.18.17 Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
06.20.17 Sunriver, OR – John Gray Ampitheater
06.22.17 Chico, CA – Laxson Auditorium
06.23.17 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
06.24.17 Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino
08.09.17 Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre
08.10.17 Wilkes-Barre, PA – The FM Kirby Center
08.11.17 Wheeling, WV – Heritage Music Blues Fest
08.13.17 New York, NY – SummerStage, Central Park
08.16.17 Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park
08.17.17 Albany, NY – The Egg
08.18.17 Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
08.19.17 Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Cirus
09.06.17 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
09.07.17 Skokie, IL – North Shore Center
09.09.17 Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
09.10.17 Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
09.12.17 Milwaukee, WI – The Patbst
09.14.17 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09.16.17 Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
09.17.17 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Opera
09.20.17 Dallas, TX – Annette Strauss Square
09.22.17 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live @Moody Theater
09.23.17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09.24.17 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
09.26.17 St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium Theatre
09.29.17 LaGrange, GA – Sweetland Ampitheater
09.30.17 Gainesville, GA – Botanic Garden
10.01.17 Charleston, SC – Gaillard Center
10.03.17 Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College
10.04.17 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
10.06.17 Boone, NC – Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
10.07.17 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10.21.17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Legendary Blues Cruise