“It was wonderful to have Starr Parodi participate in the Women’s Music Summit. Her insight, helpful advice and anecdotes gave us a peek into her busy world. But it was her amazing spirit that really made a lasting impression. Many told me that her presentation was their favorite of the event. I have personally known Starr for many years and she is one of my favorite people in the industry. Knowledgeable, talented and lovely inside and out!”
Laura B. Whitmore
Founder, The Women’s International Music Network
Tonight, the Laguna Art’s Pageant Of The Masters turns 80!
Lights! Camera! Inaction!”
Excitement is building for the 2013 Pageant of the Masters as it celebrates the 80th birthday of living pictures – the original freeze frame – at the Festival of Arts. The Big Picture will also add a cinematic spin to its world-class presentation with classic masterpieces that inspired legendary filmmakers. You won’t want to miss out on the fun as The Big Picture time-travels and goes on location around the globe in search of unforgettable art.
In the 80 years of the Pageant of the Master’s existence, Starr is believed to be the only woman composer to compose works for, or have her music featured in the Pageant.
…Sadly, on June 26, 2013 Bert Stern passed from this world. Driven by passion, Bert’s ideas and concepts changed photographic imagery forever. We were blessed to have the incredible fortune of working on Shannah Laumeister’s revealing documentary about Bert’s life and work, and through that get to know and spend time with him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shannah and the rest of his family.
Join Starr at this year’s Women’s Music Summit! Taking place at Musicians Institute in Hollywood over July 26-28, I’ll be teaching a workshop alongside other great artists like Grammy Award-winning songwriter Holly Knight for 3 days of workshops, networking, jam sessions and so much more. For the month of June, you can receive $50 off the ticket price by using the promo code JUNE50. Learn more at http://www.thewimn.com/events/womens-music-summit/
The Bert Stern Original Mad Man Original Soundtrack is now available as a digital download (iTunes & Amazon.com) and a limited run physical CD. Included is the film’s unique and acclaimed score and also some stunning previously unreleased recordings from Bert’s “Jazz On A Summer Day” vault.
Mark Gordon will be playing music from the brilliant new feature documentary Bert Stern: Original Mad Man, which is opening at the Nuart (Los Angeles) on April 19 and in several other cities over the next few weeks. We’ll also be talking about Bert, the film and the experience. It should be fun. If you live in L.A. Please tune in to 88.9, and if you don’t live in L.A. you can listen online at http://www.live365.com/stations/kxlu1?site=pro
The Bert Stern Original Mad Man Original Soundtrack will be released soon both as a digital download (iTunes & Amazon.com) and a limited run physical CD. Included is the film’s unique and acclaimed score and also some stunning previously unreleased recordings from Bert’s “Jazz On A Summer Day” vault.
* Opens April 5: New York (Cinema Village), Miami (Tower Theater & O Cinema)
* Opens April 12: Chicago (Gene Siskel Film Center), St. Johnsbury, VT (Catamount Arts Center)
* Opens April 19: Los Angeles (Nuart), Atlanta (Midtown Art)
* Opens April 26: Seattle (Landmark TBD)
* Opens May 3: San Francisco (Landmark TBD), Berkeley (Shattuck), San Diego (Ken), Minneapolis (Landmark TBD), Boston (Kendall Square)
* Opens May 24: Washington DC (E Street)