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StreetcredMusic: Artists in New York, Part XVl, Chelsea Rodriguez

I first met Chelsea Rodriguez where all creative people in New York City 'hang' TheHiveNYC.
Chelsea was dancing and acting in a live stage production of 'Yulix, A Rock Opera'.

(one of my fav photos) Chelsea, by Ethan Baldwin
"I am a dancer and choreographer, hailing from Miami, FL. I was actually born in Palm Springs, CA but Miami would be considered the closest to a home base growing up. I have been in New York for about 7 years, and the city has taken my artistic career to places I never dreamed.

Between working with Streb Extreme Action Company, performing as a faux queen/performance artist in NYC nightlife, dancing in a rock opera (Yulix ) with the amazingly talented Yula Beeri and performing my own work, my art and dancing has consistently grown to encompass a distinct and unique style.
Chelsea, photo by Allison Stock

I am currently working on a new solo as well as several projects with friends. I am also in the midst of co-producing my first nightlife party. Dance-wise I am continuing to explore my movement style and hone in on specific qualities. I feel it may start to take on a physical theater sense".
 I asked Chelsea the one question I ask everyone...If you could work with anyone, who would it be?
"It is a toss up but I would love to work with either Matthew Bourne or Doug Jones. I always admired how Bourne could take classic ballets, deconstruct them and re-create such unique twists on the stories. I am fascinated by how Jones has been able to create a niche for himself in the film industry as both an actor and a physical performer. I would love to work with him and further learn how to blend different artistic aspects into one solid form".

....."Pete, thank you so much for providing this opportunity. I look forward to seeing the continued developments on the StreetcredMusic documentary."

My thanks to Chelsea Rodriguez for taking time and adding 'dance' to my Artists in New York series!

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StreetcredMusic, Doc Film. Almost done!

....The editing process is moving along. Clara Lofaro's part is done. I'm just adding 'My2cents' about her at this point. It looks great I might say. In the process it became more of a personal story than a music feature, for Clara.

A portrait I had done of Clara, by Liz Emirzian
Soooo... just so you are not cheated, here is a musical clip, that will not be in the film. She wrote 'Hurricane' a great tune, for the film.

Enjoy:: Vimeo of 'Hurricane' being written

Since... it has been featured in an album, by American Idol finalist  Erika Van Pelt called 'My Independence'.


Now we are concentrating on 'The Diva'  ~Greta Panettieri, and her marvelous self....
..fun days ahead watching all the footage of her smile and voice!!

~here are some clips of her::
Vimeo:: Greta in NYC!

Greta, Her Music
 Here is the movie FB page:: 'StreetcredMusic'

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HeSaid~SheSaid, 100 Years: Sinatra 2015, with Tessa Lena

I'm sure "The Chairman of the Board" would have loved the experimental sounds of Tessa Makes Love. With the Sinatra Centennial coming in December, I paired him up with some of my Songstress friends, from New York City.

 Sinatra was raised in a devout Catholic household in Hoboken, NJ. 

 He Said~~Here he is with :: Ave Maria, video

 Tessa Lena:
....was kind enough to send me this video, made in her LES apartment, in NYC..
with the note "this is one of the most beautiful of songs"..

She Said~~Tessa, with Video: Ave Maria

Ave Maria::
The original words of Ave Maria (Hail Mary) were in English, being part of a poem called The Lady of the Lake, written in 1810 by Sir Walter Scott . The poem drew on the romance of the legend regarding the 5th century British leader King Arthur, but transferred it to Scott's native Scotland. In 1825 during a holiday in Upper Austria, the composer Franz Schubert set to music a prayer from the poem using a German translation by Adam Storck. Scored for piano and voice, it was first published in 1826 as "D839 Op 52 no 6." Schubert called his piece "Ellens dritter Gesang" (Ellen's third song) and it was written as a prayer to the Virgin Mary from a frightened girl, Ellen Douglas, who had been forced into hiding.

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StreetcredMusic: Let Me Introduce You To, Miranda Gold, The Band is 'Gold Monkey'

Introduced to me by my friend Jessica Marciel who has had a Hall of Fame career, and knows more about being a woman in showbiz that anyone I know, Jess has been a Las Vegas celeb for years..
...let me now introduce you to::

Miranda Gold, band is 'Gold Monkey'
I will be featuring five of Gold Monkey's tunes on my radio broadcast this week,
you can listen here:  Tuesdays, 3PM, PT 11PM, UK   RKC Radio

 Hi Pete,
"We just wanted to drop by and say thanks for all the support. My name is Miranda Gold, I am 22 years old and am in the band: Gold Monkey. We are an independent alternative rock-pop act based in Las Vegas Nevada. We are currently working with producer Tom Marolda (The Killers, Imagine Dragons), on an original 13 song album, we have 5 songs released so far.... 

I have the amazing opportunity to work with the best all time vocal coach Jessica Marciel (Capitol Records) for almost two years. She has been a dear friend and a 'guardian angel' to my personal growth as a vocalist. We love your work on your blog, movie page, and radio station and we are thankful for people like you who help expose a band like ours and we look forward to being featured on your show.  Rock on"!!

this photo here looks like she's at 'Area 51' pickin up some chords from the "universe".

Check out this video::: 'Life's A Maze' by Gold Monkey

 ..Here is all the info on these great you artists::

FB Page, 'Gold Monkey'      Follow on:: Twitter, HERE

and their KOOL photos on, Instagram at:: goldmonkeyoffical

........stay tuned here there will be more from them!!

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StreetcredMusic: Vanessa Calderon, In 3'30" DK

I am always wondering out loud on my blog and Facebook, why there are so few, so very, very, few artists today who take on social issues.
So I am absolutely delighted to bring this project to you, and I am equally delighted that it's creators, Vanessa Calderon and Daniel Diosdado have trust in me to bring it to you.
They work with their creativity, compassion and class....

 Demotionact: is a technique I created in 2011.
"Acting through emotional dance on film....A three Dimensional actor.
The message is very powerful and positive.
We are developing a series of short films about social issues, about women.
Our next short will be about breast cancer and we are looking for sponsors interested in this type of project".
The first short film, is award-winning 3'30" DK selected all over the world.
SYNOPSIS – English
We give too much credit to the fact that someone watches us.
Actress and Choreographer Vanessa Calderon shows the journey that a performer goes through in 3’30” minutes to make the society turn its head in the right direction for a change.
The short film directed by Daniel Diosdado is a sharp and furious critic to hypocrisy and praise to vulnerability; those things that scare us and force us to make many mistakes.
   ..... Short film 3'30" DK  ~~ enjoy the film:: Here is 3'30' DK
....... "Change the world before the world changes you"

.....Thank you Pete for your support and generosity.
.........Vanessa Calderon and Daniel Diosdado
Follow, Nomada Films, here 

....more coming from this series here on StreetcredMusic.

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StreetcredMusic: This Generation Will Never.....Sinatra Centennial, 2015

This generation will never...
Get to see what mine did, the greatest performers of the day, in small venues. Venues that were designed so that every seat was comfortable with a good view of the stage. Venues where, when you walked in you were treated like a customer, an adult. Venues that did not 'price gouge'. Venues without 100 screaming paid actors standing in front of the stage, shouting throughout the show.

Video:: 1970's    Las Vegas 

Elvis, Sinatra, James Brown, The Stones, Basie, Ellington, Ella, Carole King, Judy Garland,
...The Rat Pack, Sammy Davis Jr, Billie Holiday.....and on and on.

Video::  1950's    New York City

No giant screens were needed, no oversize speakers, you saw the faces of the greatest artists, perhaps of all time.

Sinatra Centennial, is December 2015...more coming here.. 

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StreetcredMusic: 20 Cook Street, TheHiveNYC

I was at 20 Cook Street for this months edition of  Yula &The eXtended Family.
At TheHive the show was great, back to that later..

I always show up early and stay after the events I attend at the space, and that's what I want to tell you about. The operation of the Hive. The work 'behind the scenes'.
I want to take a minute to introduce you to the people who make the Hive the most comfortable, open, all inclusive Arts Space in NYC.

Jason Yellen: writer, poet, creator...
Yula has told me many times, without Jason, there would be no Hive.

Isaac Henry Gardner: musician, actor, lighting, visual artist, creator.

Brendan Schweda: artist, author, actor, creator.

So there you have just a platoon of the Hive's forces, they create....BUT just a minute...
The Hive is a building, that needs care above and beyond creating music, live stage, and all other events.....so let me tell you some of the OTHER things this platoon does.
...hang lighting, fix the air conditioner, arrange the stage, rearrange the stage, arrange the stage, rearrange the stage, sweep the floor, take out the trash, shop and pick up what's needed, wash dishes, greet the people, build sets, maintain the web site, get it?!?! ...they are dedicated to the survival of...

The show, it may have been the best XFM show I have seen, (or at least 2d best)
The band looked so comfortable with their music, which was a blend of new and some of Yuli's oldies with new arrangements, like 'Keep me Satisfied' and 'Magicals',. Her tunes are timeless.
....and the little personal JAMMM at the end with Yuli on bass, Shahar Mintz, guitar and Isaac Henry Gardner, drums, doing some of their favorite covers was a blast!!

Here is the XFM'x latest video::: "DOT X"

Yula &XFM

....The Hive is totally nonprofit:::Contribute here, Tax deductible

......Catch the next XFM Show, at 20 Cook Street:: HERE!

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StreetcredMusic; SheSaid~HeSaid, Sinatra 100 Years and Champian Fulton..'Day In Day Out'

Just a few months until we celebrate the centennial of 'The Chairman of the Board', Frank Sinatra.
....here's another of my 'HeSaid~~SheSaid' looks at the American Songbook.

The tune is, 'Day In Day Out' She Said it this way....

     Video:: Champian Fulton

  Champian Fulton, site

One of the most popular and hardest working women in JAZZZ> it seems she is working every night
world wide.....and one of the nicest!

Follow her FB page~~ HERE!


The Chairman had it his way::On a TV Special.

Video: Sinatra: 'Day In Day Out'

"Day In, Day Out" is a popular song with music by Rube Bloom and lyrics by Johnny Mercer and published in 1939.
According to Alec Wilder the song, 56 measures long, has a wonderful, soaring melodic line, free from pretentiousness, but full of passion and intensity which is superbly supported by the lyrics. Although the catch phrase "day in—day out" sounds like a dull routine, Mercer uses exotic images to contrast with the boring sound of the phrase.

**To see all the articles with the wonderful women doing the song book with Sinatra..
just type 'Sinatra' in the search box, front page of the blog. 

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