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Fl Orchestra Readies For New Season & Welcomes New Music Director
Jul 23
The Florida Orchestra’s upcoming season is full of excitement with concerts featuring Ben Folds, Yo-Yo Ma, The Music of the Rolling Stones and Carmina Burana, among many other offerings. However, a big part of the excitement is that the orchestra has recently selected British conductor Michael Francis as its new music director. This decision was the culmination of a three-year search process with 17 guest conductors in multiple performances leading the orchestra in a variety of music.

Francis has a fascinating background as a versatile musician with a can-do attitude. He was a double bass player in the London Symphony Orchestra for several years, when he offered to jump onto the podium to conduct a rehearsal for a conductor who was delayed. Travel delays and illnesses presented this situation a few more times, and Michael Francis was there to save the day, not only in rehearsals but also in performances. Before you knew it, he was guest conducting around Europe and the US. Part of his journey included stepping in for indisposed conductors such as André Previn and even John Adams on a few days or even on a few hours notice, and making a reputation for himself with the likes of the San Francisco, Houston, Seattle and Vancouver symphonies, among numerous others.

Michael Francis was a big hit with Florida Orchestra audiences and, of course, with the orchestra itself. In addition to being a musician’s musician who played for many years in a world-class orchestra and who has a deep knowledge of the orchestral repertoire, Francis excelled as an engaging communicator and a charismatic individual. All this and a few other intangibles made it immediately apparent that there was a chemistry happening between the conductor and the orchestra, and Michael Francis was the unanimous choice to be the new music director.

Audiences can enjoy this chemistry at Francis’ first concerts on October 24 - 26, featuring Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer as the soloist in Barber’s gorgeous Violin Concerto on a program with Elgar’s majestic Symphony No. 1. But before that, Francis and his wife, who grew up here in Tampa Bay, will be looking for a home in the area for themselves and their first child, expected this December.

We invite the community to give Michael Francis a warm welcome this season. Find out about the orchestra’s many Masterworks, Pops, Rock, Coffee and Special concerts from October through May in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Most concerts offer affordable single-ticket prices of $15, $30 and $45, which go on sale August 11. For a free season brochure or to order a series package or single tickets, visit or call 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Westgate River Ranch Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy with Limited-Time Cowboy Vacation Offer
Jul 20
Tweet: Central Florida’s @WestgateRanch offers buy 2 nights/get 1 free for #NationalDayoftheCowboy. Book July 25-28: In honor of the tenth-annual National Day of the Cowboy, July 26, Westgate River Ranch is encouraging guests to unleash their inner cowboy with a free night deal for a cowboy vacation. Westgate River Ranch guests who book a room between July 25-28 will receive a free cowboy hat and an additional free night when booking two nights at the standard price for stays through June 30, 2015. Reservations can be booked online at with the promo code COWBOY26.

Whether experiencing the weekly championship rodeo on July 26 or planning for a future cowboy getaway, Westgate River Ranch is the perfect setting to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy. Situated 90 miles south of Orlando in the heart of Florida’s cattle lands, the resort offers an authentic cowboy experience with activities like a Saturday night rodeo, horseback riding and mechanical bull.

National Day of the Cowboy was passed by Congress in 2005 to preserve the United States’ cowboy history and heritage. Despite the perception of the American cowboy being unique to the Western United States, the first American cowboys were from Florida. The “crackers”, whose name came from the sound their bullwhips made when moving cattle, started herding Florida’s wild cows in the 1700s. Westgate River Ranch is located on one of the old cattle trails where Florida cowboys would herd cattle and move them to market.

Today, the ranch stands as a continual reminder of the cowboy’s contribution to Florida culture and heritage. Offering a true cowboy experience, the resort houses a 1,200-seat rodeo arena, home to the longest-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the United States, which features trick riding, bull riding and barrel racing. To add to the authenticity, guests can watch herds of buffalo and long-horn cattle grazing just outside their doorstep.

The ranch also incorporates its history into cowboy-themed accommodations and a multitude of recreational activities, including: horseback riding, golf, a petting farm, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, fishing, airboat and swamp buggy rides.

The ranch’s newest accommodation, glamping (glamorous camping), combines the fun and camaraderie of camping with the comforts of a hotel room. Glamping tents include deluxe interiors, a screened-in porch with two rocking chairs, access to private bathrooms and a personalized glamping concierge service.

Westgate River Ranch’s National Day of the Cowboy offer includes one (1) complimentary night with purchase of two (2) nights in one of the following accommodations: lodge suite, lodge guest room, deluxe lodge suite or glamping. Accommodations must be booked between July 25-July 28, with travel dates through June 30, 2015. One complimentary cowboy hat per reservation is also included. To book and for full terms and conditions, visit and enter the promo code COWBOY26, or call (863) 692-1321. Not valid for groups, blackout dates apply.

About Westgate River Ranch
Rooted in the history of the nation’s first cowboys, Westgate River Ranch lies on 1,700 lush acres in the heart of Florida’s cattle lands and is surrounded by approximately 400,000 acres of state and federally protected wetlands. The ranch offers Florida cowboy-themed accommodations, ranging from campgrounds to glamping (glamourous camping) and traditional camping to two-bedroom cabins. Westgate River Ranch boasts a multitude of recreational activities, including horseback riding, swimming, golf, a petting farm, nature hikes, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, cookouts and a full-service marina complete with boating, and fishing, and airboat and swamp buggy rides. Westgate River Ranch also features a 5,000-foot paved and lighted runway, award-winning Smokehouse Grill, River Ranch Saloon and the longest-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the United States, featuring trick riding, bull riding and barrel racing at a 1,200-seat rodeo arena. A herd of grazing buffalo and long-horn cattle makes its home at Westgate River Ranch. For more information, please visit or call (863) 692-1321.

About Westgate Resorts
Founded in 1982 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts is one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Westgate features 27 themed destination resorts with over 10,500 luxury villas in premier locations throughout the United States such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Most Westgate Resorts locations feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Westgate Smokehouse Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli, and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit

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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST wraps up freeFall’s 2013/14 Season
Jul 15
ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (July 14, 2014) – – freeFall Theatre’s production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST will open August 2 for a limited run of only 22 performances. Previews begin on August 1 and the play closes on August 31. James Oliver (freeFall’s MISS JULIE, NBC’s Frasier) and award-winning actress Roxanne Fay (Creative Loafing’s Best Actress – Best of the Bay 2013) star and Eric Davis directs. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST is the final show of freeFall’s 2013/14 Season of Outcasts. freeFall’s new season begins in the fall with Stephen Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS.

Oliver (McMurphy) and Fay (Nurse Ratched) are joined by Michael Nichols (Chief Bromden in 2001 Broadway Production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST).

Rounding out the large cast are Bob Devin Jones, Steve Garland, Larry Alexander, Ward Smith, Rick Stutzel, Robert Richards, Kara Goldberg, Natalie Symons, Aaron Washington, Greyson Lewis, Peter Konowicz and Hannah Benitez.

The design team includes Steven K. Mitchell (sets), Scott Daniel (costumes), Mike Wood Lighting Design (lights) and Eric Davis (sound).

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST is a Dale Wasserman stage version of Ken Kesey's novel. The book was also made into the famous 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson. freeFall’s production will be staged environmentally in the same vein of freeFall hits THE WILD PARTY, MAN OF LA MANCHA and CABARET. All seating will be General Admission as patrons will be seated on various styles of hospital furniture and will be placed amongst the action. Tickets are already going fast for the theatrical event of the summer.

Contact Matthew McGee at 727-498-5205 (X 7) for information on group rates and guided set tours. Adult ticket prices range from $29 - $44 and discount tickets can be obtained by contacting the box office.

For more information, visit or call (727) 498-5205.
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JYN Joins Clear Track Recording Studios as Production Coordinator
Jul 07
Clearwater, FL –– Clear Track Recording Studios announced today that the talented Jennifer Day Morrison (aka Jyn), recording artist, songwriter, producer and programmer will be joining Clear Track Recording Studios as their Production Coordinator, responsible for managing artist relations, scheduling bookings, supporting marketing and promotion activities plus she is available for vocals, keyboard, songwriting and production projects at the Studio.
Signed to RCA subsidiary, BNA Records, she released a studio album “The Fun of Your Love” (co-writing many of the songs) in late 1999 and charted two singles on Billboard Hot Country Singles. The album’s title track was also featured in the Kevin Costner film “For Love of the Game.” Another track, “Completely”, later appeared on the soundtrack of the Ashley Judd/Natalie Portman film “Where the Heart Is”. Jyn’s music career was catapulted by her uniquely multidimensional voice and ability to connect with audiences through heartfelt performances. In 2008, Jyn produced her own solo pop album “Out of the Box”. After singing a jingle for Coca-Cola, she took her vocal, production and programming skills into the field of advertising, with the addition of voice overs for clients such as Polly Pocket and My Scene, plus promotional touring for Maytag with artists Kenny Chesney and Sarah Evans.
“I am thrilled to be part of the team at Clear Track Recording Studios. They are creating a buzz in the Tampa Bay music community and I want to be a part of the excitement,” said Jyn.
Anthony Little, Executive Director of Clear Track Recording Studios, explained “With almost 15 years in the music industry, Jyn is truly extraordinary! She has the unique blend of being an incredible musician as well as highly organized and competent in administration and will be a real asset to the Studio.”
About Clear Track Studios
Clear Track Recording Studios, located at 814 Franklin St., Clearwater, FL, was listed as one of Mix Magazine’s Hottest New Recording Studios for Class of 2010. This classic studio, designed by Wes Lachot, has a creative and friendly atmosphere in a relaxed environment with legendary instruments to inspire musicians of all genres.
To book your studio experience, call 727.449.8888, or visit us on the web at:
Press Contact:
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Just Plain Notes V2.017: 3 Things To Do RIGHT NOW!
Jul 07
Welcome to Just Plain Notes
Just Plain Notes: Volume 2.017, June 30, 2014
Written by Brian Austin Whitney
Visit the Website:
Mail CD's @ 5327 Kit Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Copyright 2014 Just Plain Folks Productions.
Just Plain Folks Member Population: 50,091
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Would you like to join the JPF Networking Message Boards?

It's quick and easy. Just click the link and choose a password and user name and you'll be posting in no time! We'd love to hear from and about you. You can get peer feedback on your music or lyrics, find people to co-write with, get answers to just about any music related question and promote yourself and your gigs on the appropriate boards. It's a very friendly place where over 20,000 of your peers hang out!

To register: (It's a separate registration from JPF membership):

A Note to All Just Plain Folks Members from Brian Austin Whitney

Hi Folks,

I am forgoing our normal newsletter format to ask you to do 3 things:

1. Net Neutrality: A Hilarious Call To Arms YOU NEED TO WATCH!

The first and most urgent reason is to get your attention to the most important and critical issue, which in part currently helps protect us against having all our OTHER freedoms taken away from us, and that involves THE INTERNET and NET NEUTRALITY!

Yes, I have written about this exhaustively as have a myriad of others (just type in Net Neutrality into Google and start reading) and we've worked with our partners at the Future of Music Coalition for years fighting for this issue with some early success, but a recent epic loss.

So... at this last chance moment, I want you to watch something that does the best job of explaining how serious this is, with a LOT of humor, and is the best I have seen anyone do it so far. The link goes to the Last Week Tonight segment from John Oliver. You'll laugh a lot, and perhaps it will all finally make sense to you if it hasn't in the past.

So PLEASE take the time to watch it. We have no vested interest in it beyond helping all of us maintain this free and open Internet we all depend on:


Then go to: www.FCC.GOV/COMMENTS and tell them what you think!

2. 2014/2015 Just Plain Folks Music Awards

We want your music! If you still have CD's of your stuff and haven't sent them to us, please send us a copy for the next Just Plain Folks Music Awards! As always, this is free to do.

Send a copy, with all your contact info including social media, phone numbers, email and mailing address (in case you win something) to:

Just Plain Folks Music Awards
5327 Kit Dr.
Indianapolis, IN
46237 USA

And if you have musician friends, please welcome them to enter as well. Just have them sign up via our home page so we can contact them via this newsletter.

Record Labels are welcome to submit your rosters to us directly!

Please make sure all the song credits are included in the liner notes or on a sheet of paper if needed along with your entry. ALL Genres and ALL levels of people are welcome to enter, we recognized 100 different genres of music last time around from 167 countries! If you have questions, please contact me (Brian) at:

Anything released from 2010-2014 is eligible!

3. Do you make music with your computer or samples? Then please read on!

For those of you making music using Virtual Instruments on your computer, there's going to be a great class/Q&A Session on TAXI TV tonight at 4PM Pacific and 7PM Eastern Time USA.

Follow the link below to watch in real time and if you miss it, immediately after the show, it will be in videos archived at the same link on the right hand side.

Below is the complete info our friends from TAXI just sent out:
Using Virtual Instruments
Today On TAXI TV!
4pm (PDT) / 7pm (EDT)

Dear Passengers,

Virtual Instruments and Sample Libraries are an essential part of music production for most musicians in today's market. There's much to know about which ones work best, and how to use them effectively. And that's exactly what we're going to cover on today's TAXI TV!

Jeff Steinman is not only the President and CEO of Warp IV Technologies, he's also a TAXI member who gets hundreds of placements a year and uses Virtual Instruments to produce his music. Jeff will be joining us on today's episode to cover as many of these topics as we have time for:

Background on sample libraries
Difference between good and bad libraries
Ways of working with sample libraries (keyboard, EWI, wind controller, mouse, drums, other)
Working with articulations and special composition techniques
Demonstrations of various libraries with different styles (big/small orchestral, jazz, rock, Christmas, quirky, etc.)
Special issues with mixing and mastering using samples (especially for large ensembles)
Examples of pieces Jeff has composed using libraries he's created, and others, including:

WarpIV Hollywood Studio Brass and Woodwind Collection (HSBWC)
WarpIV Electric Guitar
WarpIV Killer Bongos
Superior Drummer (and others)
Trilian Bass
Vienna Symphony Library
East West Symphonic Library and Choir
RealiTone (background vocals)
Native Instruments - Kontakt (tons of instruments and synths)

Jeff will also be giving away a copy of his Screaming Trumpet (original version) library to the first viewer to figure out the time signature of one of the pieces he's going to play. Fun! And don't forget to use the link to the show to register with Ustream so you can be part of the live online chat and take your shot at naming the time signature!

This show is going to be AWESOME! Set an alarm on your smart phone, and join us live at 4pm (PDT) / 7pm (EDT) TODAY!!!

Click this link to watch the live show (and sign up to use the chat room):

As always, you should check out TAXI at

Learn, Succeed and Thrive! We're All In This Together! Just Plain Folks

Copyright 2014 Just Plain Folks Productions
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A Personal Message From The Mojo Gurus
Jun 19
Hello Friends,

Please check out our new project:

As you may know The Mojo Gurus signed a new record deal with Red River Ent. Our new record “Who Asked Ya?” comes out this fall. We want to tour theUSand bring our “The Last Rock ‘N’ Roll Show” tour to every state. Of course, that kind of tour requires funding, so we've decided to give Pledge Music a try.

For those unfamiliar with Pledge Music, it's a crowdfunding website where anybody with a creative project can ask the public to participate. In our case it's essentially pre-ordering the record or other cool incentives to provide the money for touring. Then we will personally send you copies of the record and other exclusive goodies. There are many levels of participation available.

Again, please check it out and Help The Mojo Gurus Save Rock ’N’ Roll at:

We appreciate your help,
The Mojo Gurus
Music News
TampaBay FL


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