The Corkboard – 9.22.07

GINA GERSHON SHOWCASES MUSIC FROM HER NEW RECORDING IN SEARCH OF CLEO
Eight-show stint at New York’s The Box begins Oct. 7

GINA GERSHON, widely recognized and beloved for her Broadway and film acting career, will debut music from her new recording, In Search of Cleo, beginning Oct. 7 at The Box in New York, and continuing every Sunday and Monday for the remainder of the month. Anointed an “indie movie stalwart” by The Los Angeles Times, Ms. Gershon, together with a band of five and a dancing cast of three, will introduce the audiences at The Box to the true and unique story revealed in her songs.

In Search of Cleo recalls the true story of the search and recovery of Gershon’s lost cat Cleo. Gershon wrote or co-wrote every song on the record, except for Linda Perry’s “Watch Over Me”, and the album is Gershon’s first for which each song was written entirely for her own voice and artistic expression. The theme, woven among the album’s 10 songs, focuses on the literal and metaphoric experience of the search, not just for Cleo, but for love. With biting humor, country, blues and jazz influenced singing and a splash of sexy, the show will reveal the desperation and beauty of the search. “Drinking theater,” Gershon adds, “instead of dinner theater.”

Although Gershon began her career as a “song and dance girl” before turning her attention seriously to acting, In Search of Cleo is her first recording available through GinaGershon.com or digitally on iTunes. Sam Mendes brought her back into the world of musical theater by asking her to take the role of Sally Bowles in the Tony Award-winning Cabaret. Gershon has gone on to give unforgettable performances in several indie films including Showgirls, Bound, Face/Off, The Insider and most recently, Tom DiCillo’s Delirious. Gershon’s upcoming television and film credits include a recurring role as Denis Leary’s girlfriend in the acclaimed series Rescue Me, a recurring character on Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as a role alongside Gerald Butler, Hilary Swank, Kathy Bates and Lisa Kudrow in P.S., I Love You, coming this December.

Upon seeing The Box, Gershon knew instantly that this Lower East Side venue would be the perfect room to present her music in a more theatrical way. Produced by Tony Award-winner Jonathan Burkhart and directed by Alex Steyermark—who worked with and directed Gershon in Prey for Rock & Roll—In Search of Cleo will run Sunday and Monday evenings throughout October for eight performances only. Tickets for each performance will be $50 seated, $25 standing. For more information, please visit GinaGershon.com and/or TheaterMania.com.

Gina Gershon In Search if Cleo Performances:

10/7 – New York @ The Box
10/8 – New York @ The Box
10/14 – New York @ The Box
10/15 – New York @ The Box
10/21 – New York @ The Box
10/22 – New York @ The Box
10/28 – New York @ The Box
10/29 – New York @ The Box

VIDEO – “Pretty Girls on Prozac”
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AUDIO – “House of Woe”
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40TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTER OF SLY & THE FAMILY STONE GREATEST HITS IN STORES NOW!

The final entry in the 40th anniversary restoration campaign of the great album discography of the first golden decade of SLY & THE FAMILY STONE—which kicked off with the spring release of the expanded editions of their seven original studio albums on Epic Records (1967-1974)—now has come full circle with Greatest Hits, in stores now, on Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

With no new studio album shaping up for Sly in the crucial year-end tonnage, the creation of Greatest Hits quickly took on a life of its own in the fall of 1970. The track choices were virtually pre-ordained—every one of Sly & The Family Stone’s ten sides that made the pop and R&B charts were on the menu, plus “Fun” (from Life) and “You Can Make It If You Try” (from Stand!), one of the Woodstock favorites. Greatest Hits was a runaway Christmas best-seller, hit #1 R&B and #2 pop, has sold in excess of 5-times RIAA platinum to date, and is listed at #60 on the Rolling Stone 500.

Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits Video Stream:
(QuickTime, Streaming, 326k, Video)
(QuickTime, Streaming, 745k, Video)
(Windows Media, Streaming, 98k, Video)
(Windows Media, Streaming, 319k, Video)

NEW BLESTENATION MIXTAPE AVAILABLE VIA FREE DOWNLOAD!

Rap group BLESTENATION (whom you may have heard several years back on the 1999 release by Ming & FS, called Hell’s Kitchen… or not) is offering an EXCLUSIVE free download of F-ck a Mixtape Vol. 4, available right here.

All the videos for the aforementioned mixtape can be viewed here.

MARTIN ATKINS TO RELEASE BEAT FETISH DRUM SOUND LIBRARY

Martin Atkins’ new drum sound library Beat Fetish: Volume 1 is coming soon, and we now have special advanced limited editions for sale. They are all individually hand-made, signed, and numbered. The library contains over 3GB of royalty-free drum grooves, hits, loops and kits spanning Martin’s past 25+ years, recorded in 10 different studios in the US, Europe and China, by 17 different engineers. All of the samples in this library have been meticulously edited and tweaked. This limited edition version contains a 28-page booklet with extensive liner notes from all of the sessions.

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