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Country Music Award Nominees Whiskey Jane Touring Western Canada To Celebrate The Release Of Their Second Album

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Whiskey Jane Country Band Natalye Vivian, Kirby Kaye, and Rafe Haines are pleased to announce that they will be touring Western Canada from June to September leading up to their nomination at the Western Canada Music Awards in October. www.whiskeyjane.com/schedule

This emerging talent of Natalye Vivian (Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Kirby Kaye (Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Banjo, Dobro and Harmony Vocals), and Rafe Haines (Drums/ Vocals), are nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2014 WCMA’s in October in Winnipeg. http://breakoutwest.ca/2014-wcma

Whiskey Jane’s second album “Unbreakable” features some of the best performances and songwriting from the band yet. The new single is available for purchase on iTunes and can be requested to play on the radio across Canada along with their 7th single “Seventh Wonder”.

“This album wasn’t easy to do…we dug deep and made a lot of mistakes, some turned into wonderful music and some ended up on the studio floor! But that’s the reason I love it so much….it’s a true labor of love.” – Natalye Vivian

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Whiskey Jane’s tour throughout Western Canada will support the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), one of Canada’s most renowned infantry regiments that helps serving and former soldiers and their families in need. Having supported the PPCLI charity since 2011, Whiskey Jane wrote and dedicated their song “Dear Jane” to the foundation and will be donating $5.00 from every CD sale on tour to the “For The Soldier Foundation”. They will also be playing at PPCLI’s 100th Anniversary celebration in Edmonton on August 7th.

Priding themselves on live performances, Whiskey Jane has played past features at the Merrit Mountain Music Festival, Calgary Stampede, Mission Riverfest, Cloverdale Rodeo, Richmond Ozone Olympic site 2010, and will bring their 2014 tour to the following cities:

June 11th – The Railway Club (Vancouver, BC)
June 12th – The Fairview – with special guests – D Trevlon Band and Corey Hawthorne (Vancouver BC)
June 27th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 28th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 29th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
July 17th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 18th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 19th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 20th- Sun Peaks Music Fest (Sun Peaks, BC)
July 25th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 26th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 28th – Festival in the Park (Kamloops, BC)
July 29th – The Dirty Jersey (With Special Guests – THE HONEST WOODS) (Kamloops, BC)
July 31st – Ranchman’s (Calgary AB)
August 1st – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 2nd – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 7th- PPCLI 100th Anniversary (Edmonton, AB)
August 30-31st- Harrison Hot Springs Concert on the Beach – (Harrison Hot Springs- BC)

“We love the writing and recording process and we are really excited about this new record. I almost can’t wait to get started on the third one.” – Kirby Kaye

“We have a clear vision for where we are headed and are excited for what the future will bring for us, starting with the launch of our new record. We look forward to sharing our new music with our fans.” – Rafe Haines

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Website: whiskeyjane.comartistecard.com/whiskeyjane
Facebook: facebook.com/WhiskeyJane.Music
Twitter: @whiskeyjane
YouTube: youtube.com/user/WhiskeyJaneBand

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The Promotion People - Violet Fundraiser

Haven Studio and Babz Chula have organized a fundraiser party for actor and dear friend Violet Cameron.

“Sometimes we need to take care of each other.” – Babz Chula

Despite having had cancer twice and having undergone months on end of brutal treatments, Violet Cameron has remained positive and grateful for every moment. Her words have inspired Ben Ratner‘s students in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg. Loretta’s students at Haven Studio have also been deeply touched and inspired by Violet’s bravery. She made many people remember how lucky they are to be able to do what they want to do, and showed them what true tenacity looks like. Violet wants to live, act and inspire others, but she needs our help to have a chance.

“Because of your letters, words of encouragement, love and support, I have gotten my fight back. I am looking forward to the near future when I can walk thru that door to the studio as a free person. Acting is everything to me …thank you for giving me hope.” – Violet Cameron

What: Violet Cameron Fundraiser
When: Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Time: 7PM to 1AM
Where: The Anza Club, 3 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $20


Please GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE. This party will sell out fast — it’s a small venue with a great musical line-up.

For more info on Violet’s wellness plan check out: violetcameron.com

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Website: violetcameron.com, benratner.com
Twitter: @Haven_Studio, @babzchula@loretta_walsh

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Rising young star Summer H. Howell stars as Alice ‘Curse of Chucky’ and as Nascien in the feature film “The Last Druid: Garm Wars”

Curse of Chucky to be released on Digital on September 24th
and on Blu-ray and DVD on October 8th

The Promotion People - Summer H. Howell

Summer H. Howell, a young and upcoming actress is headed to the fast track of fame. This fall, Summer stars as Alice in the newest installment of the chilling Child’s Play franchise, Curse of Chucky. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica, she doesn’t give it much thought.  However, after her mother’s mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. Written and directed by Dan Mancini, the film stars Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif and Danielle Bisutti. Curse of Chucky comes exclusively to Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 8 and will also be available on Digital on September 24. The North American premiere was held on August 2 in Montreal at the Fantasia Film Festival and the World premiere was held on August 22 at the London Fright Festival.

Summer also stars in the feature film ‘The Last Druid: Garm Wars’, which will be in theatres Spring 2014. In a world where clone soldiers from three military tribes are locked in a perpetual battle of air, land, and technology, one clone is separated from the battle, and finds herself on the run with a group of unlikely companions. Directed by Mamoru Oshii, the screenplay is written by Geoffrey Gunn, draws inspiration from an original story by author Kazunori Ito, and stars Melanie St. Pierre, Jordan Van Dyck, and Summer H. Howell.

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Growing up in St. Andrews, Manitoba, Summer has just turned 9 years old.  Summer recently became interested in acting when her twelve year old brother Chase was noticed by talent scouts through an open casting call in Winnipeg years ago.  Although Summer was still too young and shy to audition at the time, her parents noticed her potential talent. They noticed her impromptu actions and discovered how quickly she memorized a Crest commercial provided at a casting call.

Summer began helping Chase with his auditions and also took some acting classes with PTE.  She then took an audition intensive course with Casting Director Jim Heber, who started calling Summer to audition for larger roles.  Jim Heber raved about both kids to Jessica Martin, one of Toronto’s top agents, who has high praise for Summer, and anticipated she would do well quickly.

Summer auditioned for two horror movies last spring and landed the second audition for the role of Alice for Curse of Chucky, which filmed in Winnipeg last fall 2012.  Director Don Mancini was blown away with her acting ability and was impressed with her professionalism on a movie set, for being such a young age.

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“I have worked with many child actors during my career, and Summer is easily one of the best. She is exceptionally gifted, extremely intelligent, versatile, and “direct able.” Pegging a major film role on a child’s performance can be an intimidating prospect for a director. On Curse of Chucky, the bottom line is that Summer made our movie work. “On top of all that, she is a total hoot and a pleasure to be around.” says Don Mancini, writer-director, Curse of Chucky.

In April 2013, she filmed ‘The Last Druid: Garm Wars’ in Montreal. Both films were a rewarding experience for Summer. Serious about acting, Summer plans to continue auditioning and studying for potential roles.

Her parents are supportive and say, “Our smart, mischievous, and talented little bug works hard at everything she does”.  In addition to acting, Summer enjoys singing, drawing, reading, writing, and playing soccer.  She has two dogs; Angel, a 7 year old Miniature American Eskimo-Sheltie cross and a 3 year old Havanese Lhasa Apso cross.  Summer is a determined and talented young actress to watch for on television and in future feature films.

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Website: heroartists.com
Twitter: @1_SummerHHowell, @RealDonMancini, @HeroArtists, @curseofchucky_
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