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CBS Chats with Kristine W

Friday, February 1, 2013 - Sometime after 7:30am

Saturday, February 2 - Between 9:00-10:00am

Tune in to "Live from the Couch" on WLNY-TV 10/55 (CBS) 7-9am on Friday, February 1 to see Kristine as she is interviewed by Carolina Bermudez, John Elliot and Lisa Kerney. The interview is expected to be aired sometime after 7:30am EST.

You can also catch Kristine as she is interviewed on WCBS-TV by Don Dahler for "CBS 2 News Saturday Morning" between 9:00-10:00am EST on Saturday, February 2. 

Lovin' Kristine's New and Number Ones Album?

Club Mixes Part 1 will be here in just a few short days!


New & Number Ones -

Club Mixes Part 1

Pre-Order @ the KW Store Now

Pre-Order from iTunes 1/22/13

Kristine's new album, New and Number Ones - Club Mixes Part 1 is available for pre-order now at the Kristine W Store. Get your copy of the album containing 11 Club Mixes for only $13.98.

The album will hit iTunes and mailboxes on February 5, so make sure to get your order in early!


If you haven't ordered your copy of the New and Number Ones Full-Length Album, it's also available at the Kristine W Store for $13.98 and the New and Number Ones Full-Length Album Download is available on iTunes for $9.99. Don't forget to have it autographed by Kristine!

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Kristine W and Fly Again Music Productions, LLC
Las Vegas, Nevada

Lisa Matassa's New EP, SOMEBODY'S BABY, Resonating With Radio & Fans

Available Today At Amazon, iTunes & CDBaby

"The disc knocked me out." - 650 AM WSM's Bill Cody
Nashville, TN (December 4, 2012) -- Lisa Matassa's new EP, SOMEBODY'S BABY, is proving its depth as it resonates at radio and with fans.  The disc is available today at Amazon, iTunes and CDBaby.

With a voice that FAME writer Mark S. Tucker calls "big, brassy, clear and confident" that "takes no prisoners, no guff," Lisa's EP "rocks the block, fills up the neighborhood and starts heading for the outlands to make converts to the cause."  Tucker adds, "Lisa Matassa can count herself a lead member of the pack of arena country anthemic rockers."

The enhanced disc, comprised of seven songs and a bonus music video, was produced by Tony Bruno (Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias) and recorded in Nashville and New York.  The Long Island songstress contributed three tracks: "Wouldn't You Like to Know," "Girl with a Rock 'n Roll Heart" and "Learning as You Grow."  Other writers include Bryan Adams, Kelly Archer, Dolly Parton and Don Rollins.

Billboard.com's Chuck Dauphin notes that Lisa's "vivacious spirit" comes across on SOMEBODY'S BABY.  "Whether it be the up-tempo sheen of the title cut or the warmth exuded on ballads like 'Heaven' and the stirring 'Learning As You Grow,' she is a star on the rise."

Matassa's first single from the disc, the title track, is moving steadily up the Billboard/BDS Indicator Chart ( #49 ) and is a Top 10 hit in Europe.  Her "Somebody's Baby" video has already garnered nearly 2 MILLION YouTube views.  The visually-enticing piece, directed by hotshot Traci Goudie (Hunter Hayes, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin), is included on the enhanced EP.  Fans will also find another special bonus: Matassa has included the audio track for her favorite holiday number, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)."  The Christmas Song video was last year's #1 Holiday Video on CMT.  It will air again on the network this month, as well as on GAC and TCN.  Radio can catch the holiday spirit via PlayMPE and can access the full album at AIRPLAY DIRECT.

For all the latest LISA news, fans can go to www.lisamatassa.com

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Good Ol’ Dog Publishing, distributed by Charlesbridge

There’s always one dog. One special dog
you’ll never forget. One dog that touched your heart in a way that lasts a lifetime . . .
Kenny Loggins • Illustrated by Joshua Nash
For singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins—whose records have sold more than 25 million copies
worldwide—that dog was Moose, his childhood pet. And this touching picture book, with its sweet and appealing illustrations, is based on one of his songs and tells the unforgettable story of that friendship.
Moose—a chubby, adorable, smiling puppy—and young Kenny do everything together. As Loggins says “Moose thinks I’m his home.” They romp, curl up together in bed, have parties with family, and go down to the riverboat near their home. The protective pup even growls and saves him from an
intimidating stranger. The two are inseparable, as a boy and his dog will be.
But the years pass, and as Loggins sets off to pursue his musical dream, he’s forced to leave the dog behind. And one night, while he’s on stage singing, he somehow knows: Moose is gone. Yet he
believes, sometime, somewhere, he and Moose will meet again.
Any child who loves and perhaps has lost a beloved pet will relate to Kenny’s story. It sends a message of love straight to the heart and will bring a smile to every child’s face.
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, twelve have gone platinum. He has won two Grammy® Awards for his singing and songwriting, and co-wrote the book, The Unimaginable Life: Lessons Learned on the Path of Love. His songs have been hits over the last four decades. Who can forget This Is It, I’m Alright, Footloose, Danger Zone, Conviction of the Heart and It’s About Time. In addition to his string of successful recordings, both solo and as a member of the famed duo, Loggins & Messina, Kenny became the first major rock star to dedicate himself to recording
music for children and families. His album, Return to Pooh Corner, remains the best-selling children’s album of the last twenty years. Kenny, who reunited with Jim Messina in 2009, currently resides in Santa Barbara with his youngest children.
Joshua Nash is a graphic artist who began illustrating professionally in 2004. He has had the pleasure of working with a range of wonderful clients illustrating a number of books. He lives in Roseville, California, with his wife, dog, and cat.

RKO Pictures, Opening Night Productions, Concept Entertainment, Unison Films, Spring Pictures and Entertainment One present an R rated, 105 minute drama directed by Yaron Zilberman, written by Zilberman and Seth Grossman with a theater release of November 16, 2012.

Columbia Pictures, Broken Road Productions and Happy Madison Productions present a 105 minute, action, drama, comedy directed by Frank Ciraci, written by Kevin James and Rock Reuben with a theater release date of October 12, 2012.


Featured on NPR’s Flagship Program All Things Considered
And Awarded 4 Stars by Rolling Stone

Nashville, Tenn. (October 5, 2012) -- A decade after his death, Waylon Jennings continues to be one of country music’s most beloved artists while winning over a new generation of fans who have embraced his final recordings, Goin’ Down Rockin’. Released September 25th (Saguaro Road Records), Goin’ Down Rockin’ is one of Amazon.com’s best sellers, climbing into the Top 20 of their Music Chart as well as #2 on the Today’s Country Chart and debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.

The album was the subject of an NPR profile on their top rated show, All Things Considered, this week (http://www.npr.org/2012/10/02/162163568/waylon-jennings-the-last-recordings-of-a-dreamer). "It was almost shocking when I first heard it," singer Jessi Colter, who was married to Jennings for more than 30 years, says in the interview. "It took me several times to be able to listen to it. It sounded like he was there, that he's opening his heart to you, and he's telling you how he feels." Goin’ Down Rockin’ also is the subject of a country music radio special, airing on over 60 stations in North America.

Critics have joined Jennings’ fans in welcoming these treasured recordings. Rolling Stone magazine gave the album four stars, calling it “…raw songs delivered in a weary but still magnificent baritone…a winner, a dignified badass to the very end.” Upon hearing the album, Mojo declared, “it’s apparent here that they don’t make ‘em like Waylon anymore.” His peers concur; Buddy Cannon, producer for Kenny Chesney, Jamey Johnson, George Jones and others reflects, “It's so great to hear Waylon's voice with new music. For any Waylon fan, this is sacred."

One of the all time greatest country music vocalists, Jennings was also the founder of the Outlaw movement, received two Grammy Awards, and multiple Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards. 11 of his albums hit #1 on the country charts, with 16 #1 singles. In all, 54 of Jennings’ albums have charted and more than 100 singles cracked the country and pop charts. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

Universal Pictures, Gold Circle Films and Brownstone Productions present a PG-13, 112 minute, musical comedy directed by Jason Moore, screenplay by Kay Cannon and book by Mickey Rapkin with a theater release of September 28, 2012.

Proudly Presents
I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden

Featuring Performances by K-Pop Superstars KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee & f(x)

Plus an Intimate, Behind-the-Scenes Look at 32 of K-Pop’s Biggest Stars

Worldwide Sensation Explodes on DVD & Blu-ray in U.S.A. on Nov. 6th
Includes Full-Length Concert  (2 ¾ Hours); Feature-Length Documentary (2-Hours) With  Never-Before-Seen Footage on Stage and Off; and Special Features (45 Minutes)

Check Out the I AM: SMTOWN Sweepstakes at:  www.iamk-pop.com

“If the massive roars of the sold-out show were any indication, everyone had a great time …”
— Billboard

“The secret’s out … K-pop moves beyond Korean culture … Bonkers good fun.”
— Los Angeles Times in an article about K-pop (including Girls’ Generation)

LOS ANGELES — Nov. 1, 2012 — For Immediate Release — Off-shore music hasn’t created this much of a frenzy in this country since The Beatles invasion! Now experience the best of K-pop in
I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden, exploding on DVD (4 discs) and Blu-ray (1 disc) Nov. 6 from CJ Entertainment America.

Once outside the mainstream American music spotlight, K-pop (or Korean pop) is now a sensation not only on the U.S. scene but globally, led by such enormously popular acts as SMTOWN superstars KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x).

Included in I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden is the full-length, sold-out 2011 U.S. concert (approx. 2 ¾ hours) at one of the world’s most-hallowed music arenas and a feature-length documentary (approx. 2 hours) highlighted by exclusive, backstage footage. Plus special features (approx. 45 minutes).

I AM: SMTOWN ventures behind the scenes, providing intimate and unprecedented access to these mega-hit acts – doe-eyed girl groups, high-octane boy bands, provocative solo artists and swaggering duos – sharing their personal memories and backstage antics, as well as never-before-seen peeks at youthful audition tapes.

Pulling influences from techno, hip-hop, rap, R&B and top-40, the I AM: SMTOWN U.S. tour is highlighted by effervescent music; high-energy performances with a dance pop sensibility; teasing choreography; trend-setting high fashion; and elaborate, futuristic staging.

A must for any fan! And if you haven’t already been hit by hallyu (Korean wave, a term coined to describe the rapidly expanding, international popularity of South Korean culture and food), you will be after experiencing the no-boundaries music of SMTOWN.

I AM: SMTOWN (Korean with English subtitles) is presented in widescreen 16x9 (aspect ratio: 2:35.1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital. Special features include “SMTOWN in New York” featurette; “What’s Your Color?” featurette (SMTOWN artists reveal their favorite colors); “D-day With TVXQ!” (interview with the band); “Dear Family” music video; “Making Of” music video; and trailers.

I AM: SMTOWN Sweepstakes: www.iamk-pop.com

Consumers can enter online at www.iamk-pop.com and prizes will be awarded to 70 lucky winners: Blu-rays, DVDs and limited-edition collectibles, including such I AM: SMTOWN merchandise as: iPhone cases (a special case the SMTOWN performers use … not for sale on a retail basis), fabric posters autographed by a K-pop artist, t-shirts, pop-ups, photo notebooks and buttons.

The sweepstakes will be heavily promoted online, including Twitter (@iamk_pop), Facebook (www.facebook.com/iam-kpop) and Tumblr (www.iamk-pop.tumblr.com). Consumers will automatically receive multiple entries into the sweepstakes by liking I AM on Facebook or by following and/or re-tweeting on Twitter. In addition, the release and sweepstakes is being promoted by a national advertising and public relations program.

The sweepstakes begins Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 11:59 p.m.  Consumers must be 13 years of age or older to enter (Full rules and regulations online).

About CJ Entertainment America:  
Launched in 2005, CJ Entertainment America (CJ Ent.Am) is the U.S. arm of Asia’s premier entertainment company and Korea’s #1 filmmaker and distributor, CJ Entertainment & Media (CJ E&M). Since 1995, CJ E&M has provided original, award-winning content – across an array of genres, including drama, comedy, action, sci-fi/horror and special interest – for theatrical, television, DVD, digital download, interactive game publishing/portals and music. A prominent investor in entertainment co-ventures in overseas markets (including 1492 Pictures, DreamWorks and IMAX in the U.S.), CJ E&M also develops and operates 200 premium multiplex theater sites under the CGV Cinemas banner (including a flagship site in Los Angeles) and is a leading concert promoter, helping establish “K-pop” as a successful world music genre. The cornerstone of the Korean entertainment industry – boasting the country’s largest and most significant library, with hundreds of films – CJ E&M is also a singular presence throughout Asia, Europe and in the States and a key force in popularizing contemporary Korean and Pan-Asian cinema around the world. Top films include The Man From Nowhere; The Good, the Bad, the Weird; A Bittersweet Life; Joint Security Area; and the Vengeance trilogy, to name a few. Visit us online at: www.cjent.co.kr/eng (English) or www.cjent.co.kr (Korean).

I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden
CJ Entertainment America
DVD (4 Discs) / Blu-ray (1 Disc)
Genre:  Music/Documentary
Language: Korean With English Subtitles
Not Rated (Recommended for Ages 13+)
Formats:  DVD & Blu-ray
Running Time:  Approx. 4 ¾ Hours (Plus Approx. 45 Minutes Special Features)
Pre-Order Date:  October 2, 2012
Street Date:  November 6, 2012


Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Capturing Packed Crowds,
Standing Ovations and Rave Reviews

Rock Icons Ignite Headlines Explosion with Summer Concert Tour

Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2012) – Rock star Pat Benatar and legendary producer/musician/arranger/co-writer Neil Giraldo are generating phenomenal headlines and rave reviews while on tour this summer. The powerhouse couple has launched a concert tour with Journey & Loverboy that includes shows across the U.S. as well as stops in Canada.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s being said:

“It was all about Pat Benatar. Yes I know that Journey headlined Saturday night’s packed Gexa Energy Pavilion concert. And Loverboy was also in the house; they went on first when the sun was still bright and hot. But for me, Benatar’s 55-minute set smack dab in the middle of the triumvirate was the absolute highlight of the evening.”
- Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News

“Yes, Pat Benatar’s voice still is the eighth wonder of the world. The four-time Grammy Award-winning rock singer always sounded terrific and unmatched back in the days of vinyl, and she sounds super impressive on the stage today. Thirty years after releasing her genre-bending album, “Get Nervous,” — and three decades after marrying her guitarist-band leader, Neil Giraldo — Benatar still brings her A-game and rock and roll’s greatest smile to the spotlight.”
- Scott Smith, Real Rock News

I arrived at the stunning Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center just as Pat Benatar began ripping into “Invincible,” and that was all I needed to hear to lay my irritation to rest….The chemistry between Benatar and her husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo shined on an out-of-this-world interpretation of “We Belong” that separated itself from a set already littered with classic rock staples, so that will remain the moment that sticks with me long after the summer comes to a close.
- David Hens, Examiner.com

Hits by Benatar and Giraldo include “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “Promises in the Dark,” and “We Belong.” Career highlights for the timeless music icons include multi-platinum albums, top 40 singles, Grammy and American Music Awards.

For additional information, please visit: www.benatargiraldo.com.

Concert Tour Schedule (check website for updates)

August 31, 2012
Kansas City, KS @ LIVESTRONG Sporting Park (with Journey)

September 1, 2012
St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair (with Journey)

September 2, 2012
Naperville, IL @ Rotary Hill Park

September 14, 2012
Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

September 15, 2012
Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

September 19, 2012
Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center (with Journey)

September 21, 2012
Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center (with Journey)

September 22, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

September 23, 2012
Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

September 25, 2012
Hamilton, ON, Canada @ Copps Coliseum (with Journey)

September 26, 2012
Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Scotiabank Place (with Journey)

September 28, 2012
Bangor, ME @ Waterfront Park (with Journey)

September 29, 2012
Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center (with Journey)

September 30, 2012
Bridgeport, CT @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium

October 2, 2012
Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center

October 3, 2012
Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (with Journey)

October 5, 2012
Mobile, AL @ Bayfest Music Festival (with Journey)

October 6, 2012
Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (with Journey)

October 7, 2012
Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre

October 10, 2012
Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center (with Journey)

October 12, 2012
Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre (with Journey)

October 13, 2012
West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre (with Journey)

October 30, 2012
New York, NY @ Barclays Center (with Journey)

November 1, 2012
Rahway, NJ @ Union County Performing Arts Center

November 2, 2012
Williamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center

November 5, 2012
Montreal, QC, Canada @ Bell Centre (with Journey)

November 7, 2012
Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (with Journey)

November 8, 2012
Evansville, IN @ Ford Center (with Journey)

November 13, 2012
Moline, IL @ i Wireless Center (with Journey)

November 14, 2012
Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center (with Journey)

November 16, 2012
Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center (with Journey)

November 17, 2012
Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center (with Journey)


Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic
Announced for September 24, 2012

Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2012)—Country artist and former PGA golfer Colt Ford has announced his First Annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on September 24, 2012 at the beautiful Chateau Elan located just outside of Atlanta, GA. Proceeds will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

“I could not think of a better way to raise money than playing golf with a group of my good buddies,” says Ford. “I really wanted to help contribute to the efforts of the amazing doctors, researches and staff at St. Jude. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to such an outstanding organization. ”

Artists joining Ford in his effort to raise much needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital include Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Jason Michael Carol, Edwin McCain, Laura Bell Bundy, Wanya Morris and Nate Morris from Boyz II Men, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus professional golfers Tommy Gainy, Brian Gay, Heath Slocum, Harris English, Brendan Todd, Hudson Swofford, Brian Harmon, Kyle Thomson, William McGirt, Tommy Biershenk, Ken Duke, Scott Brown, Boo Weekley, Matt Bettincourt, Josh Broadaway, Kris Blanks, Sean Cain and celebrities Corey Miller and Jeff Foxworthy.

Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic is sponsored in part by Akins Ford, AO Smith, Roswell Food Group, Country Girl Cocktails, Foxworthy Outdoors, Adams Golf, Roswell Food Group, and Mr. Goodtime Moonshine.

About St. Jude:
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

About Colt Ford:
Known for his authentic brand of country, Colt Ford has been breaking down music barriers selling millions of albums and digital singles since his debut album, Ride Through the Country, was released in 2008. Since then the countrified lyric-master has gone on to release Chicken & Biscuits, debuting at #8 on the Top Country Albums chart in 2010 and his 2011 release Every Chance I Get debuted at #3. His fourth studio album, Declaration of Independence, was released August 7, 2012, and debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart and took the #4 spot on Billboard 200 chart. Selling over 31k albums in one week made Declaration of Independence the highest debut for Colt Ford and for his indie record label, Average Joes Entertainment. With over 500k Facebook fans, 7 million views on YouTube, Colt Ford is a force to be reckoned with and his music undeniably hits home to fans of all ages. From headlining his own 2012 Declaration of Independence tour, to owning his own brand of Goodtime Vodka and Moonshine, to his a best-selling "Mr. Goodtime" burger for Santa Fe Cattle Co, Colt Ford is declaring much more than his independence, becoming a staple in the genre for country music fans. www.coltford.com

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