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Seven Tracks From Brooks' Highly-Anticipated Studio Album Are Available Now Exclusively on Amazon Music

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Fellow Singer/Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn the Loss of Rock ‘N’ Roll Icon Little Richard

Grammy Award winning, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, Little Richard, the mastermind behind legendary hits “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Tutti Frutti” and many more, has passed away at the age of 87. Little Richard's music broke racial barriers and his impressionable style shattered all that was standard. The eccentric star paved the way for other stand-out acts with his unique nature, flamboyant flair and inspiring innovations to culture. With an unmatched career of stellar achievements, the musical giant leaves behind an unforgettable legacy. Little Richard was not only a distinct entertainer but a friend to many in the music industry.

Fellow artists mourn the loss of their friend and share fond memories that have left them forever moved by the Iconic, Little Richard.

“In my book, Little Richard was the king of rock ‘n’ roll. He carried a full horn orchestra and wrote most of his songs. He was the first really crazy rock 'n roll guy that everybody loved, black or white. I always had a Richard album or two even when I was broke. One of The Jordanaires told me that when he met Richard in the 50's his face was painted purple. That about says it all.” - Don McLean

“I knew Richard for more than 60 years. He truly was one of the founding fathers of American contemporary pop music, so we all need to tip our hat out of respect for the contributions he made not just the American culture but to the world. RIP Little Richard.” - Sam Moore

"Little Richard and I worked together multiple times over the years. I believe the last time we shared the stage was in the 90's. When you think about Rock and Roll music, he is one of those at the top. What amazed me the most about him was the great records he made with none of the technology like there is today. He will be greatly missed by all." - BJ Thomas

“Little Richard was a pioneer in the world of Rock and Roll. He excited audiences with his stage presence and through his music. In an era of James Brown and Elvis, Little Richard still captured millions of fans. I will not forget meeting him on the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune. My family and I send prayers to those who loved him.” - Lee Greenwood

“Little Richard was a Rock and Roll pioneer and his legacy will remain as such. Years ago we had him on as a guest on our Oak Ridge Boys Live from Las Vegas TV show on the old Nashville Network. What a sheer joy he was… backstage as well as onstage. Energy just flowed from him... Rest easy man… you took R&B and turned into ROCK and ROLL!” - Joe Bonsall / Oak Ridge Boys

“Little Richard, known as the "architect of Rock 'N' Roll" was one of the most dynamic entertainers in the music business. He was a true inspiration to generations of performers. Thank you Little Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.” - Deana Martin

“I remember, like yesterday, the first time I met Little Richard. It was down in Joshua Tree outside of L.A. on the set of a Taco Bell shoot. There was a freak snow that morning, so he and I waited and talked all day. We wound up getting to work the next day and from then on, we were good friends. He asked me to honor him by performing his songs on a television special, called 'Celebrate The Soul Of American Music.' I remember him sitting on the front row, smiling that big electric smile of his and clapping his hands. He called on my birthday and the last time I talked to him was to wish him a Merry Christmas. I sure will miss my friend. He was a sweet guy and a good pal. God rest his soul. "A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom!!” - T. Graham Brown

“I’m so sad to hear of the passing of the fabulous, flamboyant Rock Icon, Little Richard. He came into this world breaking barriers with style and music! He was so sweet, so much fun and truly, bigger than life! I’m so glad I got to know him! I loved him! I know he's still breaking barriers, Onward and upward!!! Rock on in peace Little Richard." - Deborah Allen

"Several years ago I was at my accountant's office when I heard this commotion in the front office. When I walked out into the lobby I saw Little Richard entertaining the secretaries. His appointment was right after mine. One of the biggest shocks in my life was when Little Richard said to me, "I know who you are, Tim. I've been following your career." That was a surreal moment for me! He then sent his assistant to his car and presented me with a Bible. He told me wherever I do a show, make Jesus proud. It's the best advice anyone has ever given me. To most of the world Little Richard was a bigger than life entertainer (and he was that for sure), but to me he will always be that kind soul who encouraged me in my music and who cared enough to talk about my salvation.” - Tim Atwood

“One of the best old school Rock 'N' Roll singers of all time. He influenced so many people in his time. We lost another legend in the music industry that will never be forgotten. RIP Little Richard” - Shane Owens

“I am sad to hear the passing of the Iconic Little Richard. His charismatic showmanship and his flashy piano playing will forever be remembered. Prayers up to one of the founders of rock and roll!” - J.D Shelburne

“It’s never a good time to lose a staple in music such as Little Richard, but this is a hard loss during these times. Being the founder of so many new and experimental music genres during his heyday, Little Richard added so much to the music scene and entertainment as a whole. I know his fun and lively spirit will live on through his hits like “Tutti Frutti” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On” even as he’s gone. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family during this time” - Paige King Johnson

"Thanks to Little Richard for setting such a great example: Be yourself!” - Carrington MacDuffie


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Billy Bob’s Texas 81 Club Presents Streaming Virtual Concert Showcasing Regional Blues Artists May 9

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"I Called Mama" • Available Now

"This song really tells a story and it is a story we can all wrap ourselves up in no matter who we are or what’s going on in our life."

- TIM McGraw

Grammy Award winning superstar TIM McGRAW released his brand new track, "I Called Mama," today and marks the first new music since returning to Big Machine Records earlier this year.

Seen through the lens of the special connection we all share with our mothers, "I Called Mama" is a look at the ways we ground ourselves when we are shaken or hurting. Particularly meaningful given the current times, it’s a reminder of the importance of home and human connection.


Home Schooling Curriculum To Include Lee Greenwood's book "Proud To Be An American"

Martin and Carolyn Forte, founders of Excellence In Education On Line Home School Supply Catalog, are offering a wide variety of homeschool books and educational games that are not found on other sites. One of those packages specifically focuses on Patriotism. Do you know the history of our American Flag? Do you know what it symbolizes? How about the Pledge of Allegiance? This is a fascinating study for the whole family that goes far beyond the Betsy Ross story. The Game Curriculum has put together materials that will enlighten and encourage all ages to learn more about our great country, our founding principles and important traditions.

We begin with Lee Greenwood’s (click on link for Lee Greenwood's story and hear him sing the song.) inspiring musical tribute to America and those who sacrificed to keep us free. He has turned his beautiful song into a colorfully illustrated picture book to help young children understand more about what America stands for. The book includes a download link for his song as well so the whole family can learn and enjoy Proud to be an American. The beautiful illustrations are by Amanda Sekulow, daughter of Jay Sekulow, counsel to President Trump.

Also included in the package is an activity workbook that explains the language of the Pledge for primary age children. The sturdy double-sided placemat shows the flag on one side and complete lyrics for My Country ‘Tis of Thee, God Bless America and The Star-Spangled Banner along with a colorable drawing of the flag and the text of the Pledge of Allegiance on the other side. The Wee Sing patriotic songbook and CD will be enjoyed by the whole family. It includes music for recorder and chords for guitar or ukulele. This is a great time for children to learn an instrument if they haven’t already.

Finally, the Patriotic Unit Study Package includes two books about the origin of the Pledge and the story of our flag. These can be read-alouds for the family or can be read independently by older children and teens. The Story of the Pledge of Allegiance by John Hudson Tiner tells the almost forgotten story behind the creation of the Pledge and the various people who inspired and contributed to it. The Story of the American Flag by Wayne Whipple is a reprint of a book published in 1910 which contains The History of the Stars and Stripes in Picture, Prose, Poetry, and Song. It is a treasure containing little known facts about the history of flags as well as the story of our flag along with patriotic poetry and songs to learn and enjoy.

This package can be the beginning of more interesting studies and research into the amazing story of the United States of America.

We provide a great selection of discounted homeschool books and educational board and card games as well as our Game Curriculum. For one of the best online catalog experiences check out our online homeschool supply catalog. It is important to understand that our brick and mortar bookstore has a much larger offering than our online catalog. The catalog probable represents about 15% of our total offering.

The Game Curriculum reflects our love for educational games and how they can be used as a real curriculum for younger children or as a complement to your normal curriculum. Categorized by grade and subject you will be able to find the appropriate grade level educational board or card game for all core subjects. Take some time to explore this wonderful tool and make some great decisions on the appropriate educational board game to make your homeschool endeavor more successful and fun.

The Game Curriculum Unit Study Packages can be purchased “as is” or, you can customize the package to better fit you family by either emailing us at or phoning us during business hours (M-F 11am-5pm) and discussing the changes you want to make. We welcome any questions or comments.

We will be glad to customize it to your family’s needs if you contact us at: Excellence In Education (626) 821-0025 or at

About Martin & Carolyn Forte: In 1981, by chance, a neighbor shared a magazine article with Carolyn totally not related to homeschooling. After reading that article Carolyn found a very interesting article on homeschooling by John Holt which became the genesis of our homeschool journey from homeschooler to the founding of Excellence In Education.

The two primary influences on our homeschool style were John Holt and Raymond & Dorothy Moore. Through their wisdom Carolyn was able to completely modify her teaching technique from a credentialed classroom public school teacher to a successful homeschool mom. Fast forward to 1991 when many friends asked us to provide an independent study program to assist them in successfully homeschooling their children – thus the creation of Excellence In Education was born.

We homeschooled our oldest daughter all the way to 17 at which time she became a full-time college student resulting in a degree in Aviation. The interesting part is that she did not learn to read until age eight. Her younger sister was homeschooled through 10th grade finishing her high school years at a Christian high school and finishing her education with a degree in Theology. Like her sister, she was a delayed reader, learning how to read at age 10. We were very thankful for the insights of both the Moore’s and Holt for this success.

Over the last 35 years Excellence In Education has evolved from a simple one bedroom office to what might be considered the largest single location offering every conceivable service to the homeschool community.The following will provide a nice review of our offerings.

Excellence In Education Resource Center is the largest homeschool book store and resource center in the state of California offering an extensive array of products and services.

EIE (Excellence In Education) offers homeschool books from a wide variety of publishers, both secular and faith based. Our publisher list includes, but not limited to, Bob Jones University, Master Books, Life with Fred, Usborne, Beautiful Feet, Greenleaf, “Uncle Eric” series and a multitude more of quality publishers and authors. Our history section is a goldmine of fantastic books including a substantial list of historical fiction books.

The A Self-Portrait™ Profile assesses several aspects of learning style, quickly and simply, in language that is easily understood by everyone. These aspects are: • Disposition • Modality • Environment • Interests • Talents

Students • Discover how you learn best. • Find out what to do to help you memorize, study, take tests, get your homework done, and much more!

Parents • Improve communication with family members. • Find out how each of your children learns best. • Learn how to more effectively help with homework. • Get information to share with teachers when discussing learning issues. • Gain the confidence to let go of labels such as dyslexic, ADD, ADHD, learning disabled,slow, lazy, and “just average!

We offer two services in relationship to the Self-Portrait™ Profile: •Take the online assessment and study the results provided. •Take the online assessment and set up an appointment with us and we will review the results with you.

You can call us at (626) 821-0025 to set an appointment or ask questions about the program

If you are in the Southern California area we encourage you to visit our book store and resource center.

Bringing the Joy of Learning To Your Homeschool! Over 35 years’ experience in homeschooling.

Lee Greenwood - The Story of "God Bless the USA":


This Memorial Day, stories of love and honor will come to life with the release of the music album, Love Lives On. Through heartfelt lyrics co-written by 10 TAPS families, personal stories of their loved ones honor all those who have served and sacrificed. The title track was inspired by Bonnie Carroll’s own story and the phrase she had inscribed on her husband Tom’s headstone. For the album, TAPS teamed up with the Roots & American Music Society (RAMS), a Memphis-based nonprofit that fosters the love of music and is a longtime supporter of TAPS. RAMS, along with producers Jimmy Nichols and Frank Myers, recruited some of the country’s most notable songwriters, including Brett Jones, Billy Montana, Richie McDonald, and Deborah Allen. Each songwriter was paired with a surviving family to help pen the lyrics and melodies. The songs were then recorded by top artists including Lonestar, Vince Gill, All-4-One, Pam Tillis, and Billy Ray Cyrus. The result is a collection of deeply personal songs, and we cannot wait to share the magic with all of our TAPS families and friends. We encourage you to visit the Love Lives On website that was created for the album, where you can see videos about the stories behind the songs and sign up for regular updates. Share resources from our Love Lives On Toolkit with colleagues, family and friends to promote Love Lives On through your own channels and platforms. Stay tuned to TAPS social media channels for information on the release date and special events associated with the album. By living our best lives and preserving the memories of our fallen heroes, we each do our part to ensure that Love Lives On.

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Latest StarVista LIVE Updates on COVID-19

To the StarVista LIVE Family,

As we continue to follow the guidelines of social distancing, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We recognize the challenges we all face and yet, we do know that this crisis will pass, and we will be together again. We will continue to balance the health and safety of our guests, which includes you, the StarVista team, and the artists and crew, with all our future cruise sailing decisions.

We are looking forward to the day when we can get back to sailing. As you may already know, we rescheduled our 2020 Flower Power Cruise to next March 2021. We are currently planning the biggest 5th Anniversary party ever for the Flower Power Cruise to make up for the year we missed. We were incredibly disappointed to postpone the sailing but recognized it was clearly the right decision.

We have added The Hollies, The Zombies and The Music of Cream and expect even more surprises to be added to an already impressive 2021 Flower Power Cruise line-up. We are working on programming for the 11th Malt Shop Memories Cruise this November as well as planning to add more artists to our other Spring 2021 cruises. We look forward to seeing you when we can all sail again with only the thoughts of reliving the fantastic memories and live music together.

The support from the artist community has been overwhelmingly positive and they cannot wait to see you again onboard. Until that time, our artist family has been working with the StarVista LIVE team to offer a significant amount of new content on our YouTube channel to keep our community together. If you have not had a chance, please subscribe and check it out.

StarVista LIVE is busy making sure that when we sail again, each one of our cruises will be as amazing as ever as we celebrate the safe return to live music, the experience and the community we love to share it with. We continue to work with our partners at the cruise lines, monitor the global situation carefully and follow the recommendations of the appropriate authorities. Please understand, your safety is the most important thing to us and will dictate the timing of all future cruise sailings.

While the situation is evolving, we will continue to communicate with you, our guests, and all other important partners to chart the best course. In the meantime, we hope you are safe and healthy. Our call center is open 6 days a week or feel free to email us should you have any specific questions.

Thank you as always for being part of the StarVista LIVE family.

Mike Jason and Alan Rubens Executive Producers, StarVista LIVE

StarVista LIVE is the producer of Malt Shop Memories Cruise, Soul Train Cruise, The Country Music Cruise, Flower Power Cruise, '70s Rock & Romance Cruise, Sandy Beaches Cruise, Ultimate Disco Cruise, and Abbey Road on the River Festival. StarVista LIVE only sends promotional emails to those who sign up online or in person. StarVista LIVE respects your privacy and will not share or sell your email address. To help ensure delivery of future announcements, please add to your address book or approved senders list.

T. Graham Brown Welcomes The Oak Ridge Boys Duane Allen and Joe Bonsall As Guests On May’s Live Wire On SiriusXM's Prime Country Channel 58 Starting Wednesday, May 6 at 10/9c

With continued airings throughout May, T. Graham Brown's Live Wire will feature live cuts from artists including Texas Tornados, Collin Raye, Jo Dee Messina, Delbert McClinton, John Prine, plus exclusive interviews with Duane Allen and Joe Bonsall and live cuts from The Oak Ridge Boys

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The Higley Center for the Performing Arts in Gilbert, Arizona

Program Schedule thru May 8th

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Jim Brickman The Magic of Christmas Tour Announced for 2020


Be A Part of The Holiday Concert Tradition with Grammy Nominated Songwriter and Piano Sensation Jim Brickman

“Be prepared for “a warm and wonderful, winter’s night” “brimming with emotion…a Christmas tradition!” – Dallas Morning News

“A holiday classic! Not to be missed!” – Nashville Music News

“Brickman’s charm makes for an ingenious imaginative holiday celebration” – New York Daily Gazette

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J.D. Shelburne Announced As May 'Artist Of The Month' At Texas Roadhouse Nationwide

Featured Single “Straight From Kentucky” Showcased in Nearly 600 Restaurants

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Proceeds Benefit Opry Trust Fund and Gospel Music Association to Help Those Impacted by COVID-19

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Classic albums include Prime Time, Chain Lighting, Believers, Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins, The Western Album, and many more

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It's Thursday...... Early Evening Entertainment Streams Live at 7:00pm TONIGHT, April 30, 2020

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HCTV presents Hannes Kvaran Starry Messenger A Musical Tribute to the Life of Galileo Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00pm

Hannes Kvaran has been singing, playing guitar and writing songs since his childhood in Sri Lanka, India and the Philippines. In addition to Galileo, Starry Messenger, he has written musicals drawing material from the life Christopher Columbus, an Icelandic saga, introductory economics, European philosophy and American history. The latter, the play SAM, was produced as part of Glendale Community College’s 1995 theater season.

He has performed throughout the Valley for over thirty years as a solo and as a member of a variety of groups. In the late 1990s he was on of the Artists Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Hannes retired after thirty years as a full-time instructor of economics and mathematics at Glendale Community College. He is married with two grown children.

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