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A lush and beautiful introduction of modern astronomy, Kitaro’s “Kojiki and The Universe” promises to intrigue all ages with its timeless tale of our universe. Experience the spectacular presentation of his Grammy nominated album “Kojiki” through a variety of visuals from the collaborative team of NASA and Kyoto University. See this audio and visual extravaganza live November 16 at the Garfield Theater in La Jolla, CA. Get your tickets here. Using state of the art technology and modern film editing techniques, the production includes time-lapse images blended with real-time footage to create a unique visual experience. For a sneak peek... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at purpledarts's blog
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Arriving December 1 at the Center of Spiritual Living in Seattle, Kitaro’s “Kojiki and The Universe” brings the artist’s affinity for the infinity to audiences as his meticulous vision is realized. Featuring award winning New Age music accompanied by sweeping visuals, the show is a sensational journey through the wonders of sight and sound. Reserve your tickets. Click here. This enchanting event will feature the talents of NASA and Kyoto University to bring Kitaro’s ambitious vision to life. Blending real-time films with time-lapse imagery to act as a backdrop, Kitaro’s musicianship is elevated to the cosmos. For a sneak peek... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
Experience award winning New Age music accompanied by sweeping visuals through Kitaro’s meticulous vision of “Kojiki and The Universe”. Join this musical discovery of sight and sound at the First Congregational Church in Portland, OR on November 30. Reserve your tickets here. The event features the professional talents of NASA and Kyoto University to bring Kitaro’s ambitious vision to life. The show blends real-time films with time-lapse imagery to act as a backdrop for Kitaro’s majestic musicianship. For a sneak peek of what to expect click here. “Kojiki and The Universe” LIVE is a captivating show aimed to please viewers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
Experience Kitaro’s grand vision of “Kojiki and The Universe” at The Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg, CA on November 19. Featuring music from his award winning album “The Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai 5” and the stunning photography of our dynamic Universe, the show is a visual treat for all ages. Reserve your tickets here. The LIVE show extravaganza boasts the added collaboration with NASA and Kyoto University’s astronomy department, utilizing real-time films and time-lapse imagery to create an immersive journey through the infinite galaxies. Kitaro leads his audience through the vast reaches of space with his musicality, a dense... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
Classical artist Kitaro presents a sensational feast of sight and sound with his theatrically spiritual concert “Kojiki and the Universe” coming to famed Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on November 18. Tickets are available here The magic of music and visual splendor combine harmoniously with the space-age photographic scenes of the Universe and through Kitaro’s sweeping instrumentals. These images were conceived by Kitaro in collaboration with professionals at NASA and Kyoto University. For a sneak peek of what to expect click here. As a chronicle of astronomical research as well as a beautiful introduction to modern astronomy for everyone, "Kojiki... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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As a lush and beautiful introduction of modern astronomy coupled with the world music of the famous Kitaro, “Kojiki and The Universe” promises to intrigue all ages with its timeless tale of our universe. For a sneak peek of what to expect click from this amazing concert/stage show, click here . Kitaro’s dazzling presentation of his Grammy nominated album “Kojiki” will feature a variety of visuals through the collaboration of NASA and Kyoto University. Using state of the art technology and modern film editing techniques, the production includes time-lapse images blended with real-time footage to create a unique visual experience.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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Jason Hillenburg of Skopemag.com writes, “Originally born in the rather exotic environs of Calcutta, India, Rhett May enjoyed the fruits of living in such a vibrant culture for many eyars and started his first band early on in life after the sounds of 1960’s music like The Beatles, Steppenwolf, The Yardbirds and Cream migrated from the distant west into eastern culture.” This is an all-encompassing first take on the musical inspiration behind Rhett May’s music. His affinity towards both western and eastern influences turned Rhett into an incredibly well rounded artist in many musical spheres. Having worked with incredible artists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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Music nowadays is starting to sound all the same. Switch on the radio the same song seems to be on all the stations. However our own Jan Daley is emerging to finally change this routine we all seem to getting tired of. With her beautiful voice singing the amazing smooth jazz lyrics, she has written herself, she is really changing the music game. Jan creates smooth jazz that is thoughtful and expertly executed. Her latest album “The Way of a Woman” is no exception. Her knack for swooning vocals, intricately written smooth jazz arrangements and pouring her heart into a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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With changing times, comes changing music, the trombone used to be very prominent in music but the times changing, it was pushed to the back of peoples minds. Thanks to Geoff Alpert’s incredible hard work and marvelous talent he has been able to make the trombone something people can’t live without! Alpert put his heart and soul into his new album Open Your Heart, and people are taking notice. With his contemporary jazz tunes and his talented use of the trombone Open Your Heart will easily become your new obsession. “Open Your Heart” has an emotional intention behind it that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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Jan Daley has a beautiful voice that carries so much feeling any smooth jazz fan is bound to fall in love with her. On her new album “The Way of a Woman” you can hear this raw passion and beauty and all the hard work she has put in over the years. With every new release she just keeps getting better and better. Bette Midler fans are swooning over Jan’s elegant voice and dazzling sound! Jan’s recently released new album titled “The Way of a Woman” absolutely holds up her reputation of consistently stellar smooth jazz. The easy-listening album shows... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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In honor of Memorial Day coming up, smooth jazz singer Jan Daley, has released a special version of her song “The One She’s Been Waiting For”. The original song can be found on Jan Daley’s newest smooth jazz record which was released in April 2017 called “The Way of a Woman”. She made a few lyric changes in touching tribute to all the men, women, families and friends of the Armed Forces including her father who perished in Germany in 1945 while on a mission to pick up P.O.W’s, after World War II, whom she never got a chance to... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
Looking to spruce up your upcoming Holiday parties or even make decorating for the Holidays even more fun? Then there’s nothing like adding some great smooth jazz Christmas music from Jan Daley into your life. Jan Daley’s There’s Nothing Like Christmas, is the perfect addition for any Holiday playlist and it will be sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Jan gives the perfect smooth jazz twist to your favorite Holiday classics, like “White Christmas” and “O Holy Night”. So if this sounds just like what you need this Holiday season, then be sure to pick up a copy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
Does a mix of the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Daft Punk sound interesting? Well, it’s probably a mix you would have never thought would work, until you listen to Deep Touch. Deep Touch has released their latest single, Taunt In Me Muse, which has quite the interesting mix of sounds but if you’re a fan of experimental music, then this is perfect for you! Deep Touch’s latest single has created quite the buzz among the Indie Music Blogs, including the Swedish blog, LYSSNA. See what they had to say about the band’s debut single here. They’ve also been picked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Mike Love of the Beach Boys has a provocative biography out called “Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy” in which he dives deeper into what it was like for him growing up and his experiences as a Beach Boy. As a founding member of the Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the group's lead singer and principal lyricist. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story -- one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Looking to curl up by a fire (or a beach) with a good Book, eBook, Kindle Book or AudioBook over the Holidays? Mike Love of the Beach Boys has a provocative biography out called “Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy”. Check out an audio preview here. The book delves into the back story of how his family wound up in Southern California living on a beach in a tent, as well as the story of the relationship with the Wilson cousins – and what it was like growing up. When we all listened to the Beach Boys, every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Singer songwriter Stephen Parker, as we know, has a great love for music. But many don’t know that he also has a great love for tennis. When Stephen Parker isn’t in the studio writing amazing music, he’s on court coaching for the Cabrini University Men’s Tennis Team. Stephen Parker talks about how his time as an English major in college sparked a big interest in poetry which then lead to his love for music. You can see how that plays a big role in the way he writes his lyrics. His lyrics tell a beautiful story that sends you on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Still working on your holiday gift shopping this season? Well, if there’s someone in your life that is lover of all things music, then we have something for them! We selected our favorite albums, audio books, and singles that make amazing gifts for everyone on your list! Our list of over 10 great albums/singles/audiobooks can be found in our Official Holiday Music Guide, here: bit.ly/NovHolidayMusicGuide. All the titles are available and easy to find on iTunes (just click the album cover pictures). On the list you will find a little bit of everything from country to folk, reggae, children’s music... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Indie Artist Shane Burke recently released his fourth studio album, Say. His sound is best described as a common ground between the sweet sacredness of Jeff Buckley and the gritty soul of Otis Redding, it’s no wonder why Shane snagged two Global Music Awards earlier this year. If you haven’t given it a listen yet, then be sure to pick it up on to iTunes or CD Baby . Shane’s has caught the attention of many with this album and continues to strengthen his hometown fan base in Fort Collins. His music has been so well received in fact that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Country Artist Sammy Sadler’s new single, “In America”, has moved up five spots on the HotDisc Top 40 Chart this week. The single continues to have momentum on this chart as the weeks have gone by, so keep your eyes peeled for what the future holds for Sammy Sadler. If you’re a fan of Blake Shelton – you’re gonna want to add Sammy Sadler to your playlist! Keep up with Sammy on his Facebook, ReverbNation, Twitter and his official website www.SammySadler.com. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Indie Singer Songwriter Shane Burke has released his new album “Say”. This is Shane’s fourth studio album and it has already caught the attention of many people. He had a very successful show at this Summer’s Arise Music Festival in Colorado and also won a bronze Global Music Award for Best Male Vocalist this year. Shane’s new album is now available on iTunes or through CD Baby . Keep up with Shane on Facebook , ReverbNation, and his official website www.shaneburke.net. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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You can now buy handmade band merch the LA native alternative rock band The Elizabeth Kill. The lead singer, Sarah, makes her own jewelry and paints drum heads which are all available for purchase online on Etsy or at any of their live shows. Check out the shop on Etsy. In addition to the merch, Sarah has also just directed the bands new music video for their single “Criminal”. Criminal is off The Elizabeth Kill’s latest album The Other Side of Vain. You can watch the video on YouTube This album marks the return of The Elizabeth Kill from their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Indie singer songwriter Shane Burke has just released his brand new album “Say” on CD Baby this week. This is his fourth studio album which people are taking notice of Shane. Not only did he wow crowds at this summer’s Arise Music Festival in Colorado, he’s also won a bronze Global Music Award for Best Male Vocalist this year. You can preview and buy “Say” on CD Baby. Shane’s overall sound is best described as common ground between the sweet sacredness of Jeff Buckley and the gritty soul of Otis Redding; executed in a manner The Beatles would be proud... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Country artist Sammy Sadler moves up to spot #19 on the HotDisc Top 40 with his new single! “In America” is his most recent release off his third studio album and is the perfect hook for his Takin’ TheCountry Back Tour. Make sure to keep in the scope to listen to his new single live as well as his openers Jeff Carson and Ken Mellons. Check out why he’s a HotDisc favorite by tuning in to his new single “In America” which is available on iTunes and CD Baby. In the meantime, keep up with Sammy on his Facebook, ReverbNation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Australia’s blues band, Stormcellar, is bringing their music to the United States. They will be performing at the Noble Order Brewing Company in Richmond, Indiana. They are very excited to be sharing their music with everyone. If you are lucky enough to be in the area I definitely recommend stopping buy for a beer and some blues music. If you’re not, you can still listen to and buy they’re music on CD Baby at: http://bit.ly/SC-CDbaby. Stormcellar’s new album that just came out on August 12th (Kansas City Gold) is full of different genres. Depending on the song, you might get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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From Naples, Italy, the five piece band The General Brothers recently released a video for their song “Bye Bye Baby” on their YouTube page here. The band recently released their self-titled debut (all songs in English) available for FREE DOWNLOAD – YES THE ENTIRE ALBUM IS FREE, here. The album features seven tracks of original English spoken music written by the band’s lead singer Angelo Esposito. Before adding the rest of the band’s lineup, Esposito started the band as an acoustic duo with his brother Andrea until they later decided to go for a more developed sound. They are influenced... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at purpledarts's blog