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Strictly Come Dancing Star Roxy Shows Off New Ink

RoxyBurger01Roxy Burger Shows Off Her New Ink!

Roxy’s new tattoo represents her star sign: Ouch, they say tattoos on the rib cage hurt the most, but petite presenter Roxy Burger seemed to take it in her stride! The Strictly Come Dancing host debuted her new tattoo on Instagram earlier today, a detailed design of a bow and arrow just under her left arm.

“I finally did it! Thank you @thys_uys & @fallen_heroes for my first tattoo. A geometric homage to my star sign & view on life,” the newlywed caption a selfie of her ink.

–  By Kirstin Buick for YOU Magazine News


TG Sheppard Launching Concert Tour Across U.S

tgsheppard01Legendary Country Singer TG Sheppard Launching Fall Concert Tour Across U.S.

Music Icon Marking 40th Anniversary of Hit, “Devil in the Bottle”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 17, 2014) – Country star TG Sheppard is hitting the road for the fall leg of his 2014 concert tour with a schedule that shows no signs of slowing down.  He’ll be taking the spotlight in theaters and concert halls across North America.  Cities listed among the lineup include Joplin, MO, Laughlin, NV, Topeka, KS, Conroe, TX, Branson, MO, Ocean City, MD and more.  In addition to the tour, the legendary singer is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his chart-topping single, “Devil in the Bottle.”

The acclaimed singer/songwriter has scored 21 Number One singles during his show-stopping musical career.  “Last Cheaters Waltz,” “Do You Wanna Go to Heaven,” “I Loved ‘Em Everyone,” “Party Time,” “Finally,” “Only One You” and “Slow Burn” are among his greatest hits

– Webster & Associates

Radney Foster “California” Online Contest

RadnetFoster01Radney Foster “California” Contest
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity: Beginning October 1, Radney Foster will hold his FIRST EVER online concert giveaway.
Ten winners nationwide will receive a special edition Radney Foster Care Package (which will include autographed copies of his entire CD collection – including his brand new Everything I Should Have Said, t-shirts, posters and more!)
The grand prize winner and a guest will receive a trip to Napa on November 22, have a private lunch with Radney Foster, and be VIP guests at his City Winery show that evening.  Travel and hotel will be provided.
Stay tuned for details on how you can enter!
 – Jenni Finlay Promotions

Glen Campbell’s Final Record Comes Out This Month

glenlast CdGlen Campbell’s Final Record Comes Out This Month

len Campbell’s final recording is coming out September 30. The song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond about Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. It was written for the upcoming documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” which chronicles Campbell’s struggle with the disease. Bruce Springsteen, The Edge of U2, Paul McCartney, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Band Perry pay tribute to Campbell in the film. “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” will open in New York on October 24, then be released nationwide.

– Posted by Country Girl CMTT

Singer Songwriter Jill Rogoff, A World In One Voice


Independent Singer Songwriter Jill Rogoff, a World In One Voice

New Zealand-born Jill Rogoff specializes in traditional music — particularly British Isles/Celtic and Jewish — and early music (from early medieval times onward). She is also a singer-songwriter, therapeutic harper, arranger and unofficial musicologist.

JillRogoff04Her music covers 1,400 years, which is why she always invites her audiences to sit down. While she has sung in venues where the audience has numbered thousands, she much prefers more intimate venues, where the music she sings and plays and the stories she tells with the lyrics travel from her heart and soul to those of each listener. She elaborates: “I’m inviting my audience into my personal world: they are guests in my spiritual home. My music is for people who can forget the rat-race for a while, and who are prepared to put aside the questionable musical and artistic values continually being thrust at them through so many different media. My music is neither commercial nor trendy; it has no use-by date. Much of it is introspective and quiet, but I always delight in offering surprises.”

Whether accompanying herself on guitar and troubadour harp or singing a cappella, Jill Rogoff brings to her audiences a rich tradition of music from around the world. She currently lives in Jerusalem, and has mined the musical heritage of many cultures. Her repertoire embraces traditional Celtic and British Isles songs, Jewish music from various communities, early music, and contemporary material that also includes her own songs. Over many years, Jill has appeared at the Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival (the national folk-music event in Israel), the Yehiam Renaissance Festival, the Rehovot Early Music Festival and the Abu Ghosh Vocal Festival; in 2006, she featured at the International Festival of Bards. She has featured on several radio and television programs in Israel, North America, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and New Zealand. While she usually sings solo, she has also sung with many musicians in Israel, Great Britain and Europe.

JillRogoff05Jill also sets to music poems in several languages. One setting was chosen as the theme music of a documentary about Beit Agnon in Jerusalem, a meeting-place for local writers, and in 2004 she was commissioned by Ben-Gurion University of Beersheva (Israel) to set to music a poem by R. Yehuda Halevi In 1998 Jill sang Schubert lieder in a series of concerts in Israel, and has continued her classical music studies with Judi Axelrod, Neil Jenkins, Philip Griffin, Evelyn Tubb and Anthony Rooley of the Consort of Musicke, Poppy Holden and Margaret Peckham.

Her study of early music has continued with participation in international workshops with members of The Dufay Collective, Vivien Ellis, Sirinu, members of The Boston Camerata, Marcin Bornus-Szczyciński, Oswald Hebermehl, Bari Moscovitz-Seidelman and Jiří Hodina. While mainly self-taught on the lever harp, she has also participated in workshops with Sunita Staneslow,Shira Kammen, Gráinne Hambly, Mary Macmaster, Monika Stadler, Ventura Rosenthal, William Jackson & Nicolas Carter. In 2007, she was placed first in the harp competition at the Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival in the USA.

Her workshops and tours in the United States of America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have all been highly successful. Jill has given several sold-out concerts at the prestigious Abu Ghosh Vocal Festival near Jerusalem; in one of her appearances there in 2005, she collaborated with Israeli cellist Adiel Shmit in an unusual program of Bach and traditional Ladino songs. She returned to the Abu Ghosh Vocal Festival in spring 2007, with a program of rare Franco-Flemish Renaissance music (inter alia) with viola da gamba player Amit Tiefenbrunn, and in 2010 stepped in at the last minute to sing with harpsichordist Jochewed Schwarz in a series of early-music concerts in various locations around Israel.

JillRogoff03In the autumn of both 2010 and 2012 she returned to Prague, to sing once again in the famous Spanish Synagogue there, as part of the Festival of Sacred Arts. Jill presented an all-Italian program at the 2010 Yehiam Renaissance Festival and then a program of music from the 7th to the 17th centuries at Yehiam in 2013.

For many years, Jill has taken some of her programs into private homes (parlour concerts) throughout Israel and in Australia and the USA. She continues to prepare new solo concert programs (see theConcert Programs pages) and has featured as an artist-in-residence in universities, schools and religious communities. She has recorded nine solo albums to date. Through An Open Door, released in 1990, features a range of traditional songs from England, Ireland and Scotland. (Now available as a CD only, by special arrangement with Jill.) The Celtic Cradle, released in 1995 in North America, is a rare and varied collection of traditional lullabies. The album was honoured in 1995 with the Gold Seal from NAPPA, (the National Parenting Publications Awards) and the Parent’s Choice Silver Honour Award. Most of the songs are sung in the original Celtic tongues (Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish and Breton).

JillRogoff02Her third solo release, in 1997, is Across the Narrow Seas. This collection focuses mainly on Ireland and Scotland, but also includes Jill’s setting of a poem by the late Poet Laureate of Britain, C. Day-Lewis. The King’s Well, released in 2003, features some of her own songs and poem-settings. A non-commercial, live, benefit album, In the Heart of Winter [2006], presents songs by the late singer-songwriter Ray Scudero and other contemporary writers. (Out of print.) Jill’s acclaimed fifth commercial album, The Voice of the Wanderer [2006], showcases traditional Jewish music from around the world in several languages.

Her 2012 album, A Lone Voice, presents mainly traditional British Isles songs completely a cappella. For Healing and Harp Music for Babies [2013] present part of the harp repertoire that Jill uses in therapeutic settings. See the Albums pages for details and ordering information.

An album of new love songs in Ladino — on which Jill sings five tracks — was released in Israel in 2002, to international acclaim. Dí Ke No Es Tadre [Say It’s Not Too Late] features poems by Matilda Koén-Sarano set to music by Avraham Reuveni.

JillRogoff06Jill was a founding member of the IFS, the national folk music association in Israel. She was editor of its monthly publication, FolkNotes and wrote reviews and articles for many of its issues. In 2002, she helped to form Nevel: The Jerusalem Harp Network. As part of her involvement with Nevel, she trained and qualified as a therapeutic musician, and now works part-time with the sick and the terminally-ill in a local Jerusalem hospital as well as in private settings. She participated in a forum about the therapeutic side of music at the first Israeli Harp Festival in Jaffa in 2011 and continues to give illustrated talks and interviews (both in newspapers and on television) about this part of her work whenever and wherever possible. She has published several articles about it in the Harp Therapy Journal; you can see them elsewhere on her site.

On the ethno-musicological side, Jill has completed a unique compilation of Jacobite songs, incorporating 302 songs in English, Lallands, Scots Gaelic, Gaelic, Manx Gaelic and Cornish, which she hopes to see e-published in the near future; another recent project was the preservation of some rare traditional French songs, which will soon be available from this site. She is helping to preserve for posterity some little-known macaronic Jewish songs from the Balkans, and has been invited to do the same for the repertoire of para-liturgical music of the Italian Jewish community.

Jill is available for concerts, school concerts, illustrated lectures, workshops and private lessons. Contact Jill here.


Rhon’s Early Morning Inspiration For Wednesday



Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Early Morning Inspiration For All Who May Be In Need Of Some

You are a delight to Me! I know you find it difficult to receive this blessing. It is based on the unconditional Love I have for all of My followers. I love you more than you can begin to imagine, so just relax in the Light of My Presence-and take time to soak in this luminous Love. Relax with Me and listen while I rejoice over you with singing.

Living in a fallen world is a constant challenge. There is brokenness all around you, as well as within you. Each moment, you can choose to focus on what is wrong or to seek My Face and enjoy My approval. Even in the midst of important activities, you can breathe this short prayer: I seek You, Jesus.

Remember that My delight in you is based on My finished work on the cross. So don’t fall into the trap of trying to earn My Love. Instead, live as the one you truly are-My beloved-and let your gratitude keep you close to Me, eager to follow wherever I lead. I delight in you!

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. -Zephaniah 3:17

When You said, Seek My face, my heart said to You, Your face, Lord, I will seek. -Psalm 27:8 nkjv

The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; the Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually). -Numbers 6:25-26 amp





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