Music Mosaic Festival
Music Mosaic Festival is a wonderful opportunity for musicians of ANY level or music interest, ages 4 and above, to share their talent. We believe that the language of music is so powerful and universal that it will successfully bring everyone together and create a unique warm atmosphere at the festival. The festival is comprised of Around The Grand and Variete and takes place in Spring. Participants may win Broadway Show tickets, cash prizes, and/or other special awards.
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MUSIC MOSAIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
East 25th Street
Between Lexington Ave and 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10010
PART I: AROUND THE GRAND
During this part of the festival, we are delighted to welcome pianists, instrumentalists, vocalists, and instrumental and vocal ensembles to perform music "around the grand".
Use the Grand to express yourselves!
PART II: VARIETE
Variete is a blend of music and songs where the performers communicate their art and inspiration to the audience through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment.
Sing or play an instrument... ANY genre or style!
Special guests included Inna Brayer and Mark Mangold
Inna Brayer is a ballroom dancer who appeared on season 7 of Dancing with the Stars. Her partner was Ted McGinley.
Inna Brayer (born in Moscow, Russia) is a Brooklyn-based amateur ballroom dancer competing in the International 10-Dance division. She is best known for being the 2007 Amateur USA Dance National 10-Dance Champions with her partner, Pasha Pashkov. From 1998-1999 Brayer was partnered with fellow Dancing with the Stars co-star Maksim Chmerkovskiy's brother Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Mark Mangold is a songwriter, producer, keyboard player and recording artist.
The talented and prolific Mark Mangold has worked with Fiona, Benny Mardones, Michael Bolton and Wayne Newton, among others. Originally from Florida, Mangold first drew attention as the keyboardist for the '70s Long Island outfits Valhalla and American Tears. American Tears evolved into Touch. In the '80s, Mangold backed Michael Bolton on the singer's first two records and the two also penned Cher's 1987 hit "I Found Someone." Mangold worked the blues with Al Pitrelli in Flesh & Blood, and is the driving force behind Drive, She Said. In the '90s, Mangold combined forces with another Long Island luminary, Randy Jackson of Zebra. The pair formed the super non-group Sign. Mangold also released Mirror Image on his label Indigo Records. This solo work deals in new age philosophies and tones and he even wrote a book, The New Faith. The new century found Mangold working on soundtracks and a second solo slab. Yet another project, called Mystic Healer, features songs written with Canadian legend Aldo Nova.
For more information about Mark and his work please visit www.indigorecords.com.
Performances by Belle Tones and Brooklyn's Finest Featuring Mr. Kid
They are all international performers, having performed in Broadway National Tours, aboard Cruise Ships, in Atlantic City showrooms, at Regional Theaters, with Opera Companies, on Television, and in Feature films.
The Belle Tones have performed The National Anthem for The Philadelphia Phillies, and over 10 Minor and Independent Baseball League Teams. They have won several Anthem competitions, and were finalists in The Mets Anthem Search gaining television exposure on ABC, NBC, Fox, NY1, and Sports NY.
The Belle Tones shows feature standards, pop, jazz, Broadway show tunes, and holiday music. Influenced by the Great Girl Groups and Sister Acts throughout the ages The Belle Tones capture the sounds and intensity of the legendary artists that defined each era and hit, while adding their own sense of style and showmanship. Great arrangements, choreography, and costumes round out this energetic group not to be missed.
Brooklyn's Finest Featuring Mr. Kid
Brooklyn's Finest "Dance Crew" has been founded by Abdul Muhammad AKA Mr. Kid (artistic director) and is made up of dancers from various award winning studios. These individuals are gifted in a wide range of dance styles, such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, break dancing and acro.
Mr. Kid has been teaching for well over nine years and is currently teaching all over New York and the tri state area. His talent landed him many roles in the public eye. Mr. Kid has appeared on Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, BET, Metro Channel, Good Day New York and Good Morning America. He’s even done photo shoots for the very popular magazines such as Vogue, Trace, Breaking Grounds and The New York Post. As well as having a gift for dance, his talent expands to the stage. Mr. Kid also has the gift of acting, which landed him a role in the Lincoln Center play “The Gift Unleashing the Mystery”, as an actor and head choreographer. Some of his previous accomplishments include dancing at the 2008 Disco Ball, alongside Bonnie Pointer and The Sugar Hill Gang. As a dance instructor/director, his award winning choreography has created an upstanding reputation and follows through to this day.