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The Temptations Revue: A Tribute featuring Hall of Famer Nate Evans Launches New Website

The Temptations Revue: A Tribute featuring Hall of Famer Nate Evans Launches New Website

Award-winning music and talent agency Mark Sonder Productions reveals a new website for their exclusive artist The Temptations Revue: A Tribute featuring Hall of Famer Nate Evans. 

NateEvans2bVisitors to the new website, www.temptationstribute.com, can view biographical information for group members, videos, recent news and a free preview of two songs not yet commercially released tune “Talk About Baby” and “Come on Over to My Place” performed by Nate Evans.

The Temptations Revue: A Tribute feat. Nate Evans, is a finely polished musical ensemble and tribute to the Grammy Award-winning group The Temptations.  Nate Evans, a Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former lead singer of The Impressions, was selected by original Temptations lead singers Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, and Dennis Edwards to join the group. Evans has performed with The Temptations (Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, and David Sea) including television appearances.

Mark Sonder Productions offers exclusive and non-exclusive bookings with headliners, musicians, comedians, theatrical productions and lecturers. For more information and to view the complete catalog, please visit http://marksonderproductions.com or call +1-540-636-1640.

About Mark Sonder Productions
Mark Sonder Productions is a privately held company that was founded in 1985. It’s an award winning entertainment agency, which has more than 28 years of contracting experience, specialized in events, meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, concert and casino facilities worldwide, as seen in The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami-Herald, United Press International, as well as on FOX and CBS Money Watch.

Mark Sonder Productions offers exclusive and non-exclusive relationships with headliners, musicians, comedians, theatrical productions and lecturers. The chief entertainment officer, Mark Sonder, is an entertainment industry expert and he has represented clients and end users in the U.S.A. and abroad.

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Innovator, Inventor, and Entrepreneur, Nathan Schulhof Available for Bookings on his “Jane Stop this Crazy Thing” Tour for FREE!

Innovator, Inventor, and Entrepreneur, Nathan Schulhof Available for Bookings on his “Jane Stop this Crazy Thing” Speaking Tour for FREE!

Never Before Approach Created by Mark Sonder Productions Partnering with a Corporate Sponsor

 

 

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This type of booking has never been done before in the meeting, event, and hospitality fields and is only possible through the collaboration with Mark Sonder Productions and a corporate sponsor to deliver the product to you at no cost!  Talent fee, commission, round trip transportation and hotel accomodations are all being picked up for the client throughout the end of 2013!

Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and the Chief Entertainment Officer at the premier talent agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to announce that his office is sending out the inventor of the MP3 Player, Nathan Schulhof, on tour. As Nathan has a sponsor, the cost to any presenting group will be zero.

Even with the great demand to hear from a man like Nathan we can still accommodate more dates, especially in California. Please call 540-636-1640 to book him today.

Mr. Schulhof will be presenting to groups for approximately 1 hour. During that session he will have an open discussion on a number of varying topics of interest to inquisitive people as to where technology was and what to expect in the future.

This offering is ideal for corporate, nonprofits, fundraisers, and elite clubs looking for a free event speaker for their meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, special events or functions. A speaker of this caliber available at no charge is sure to boost attendance for any type of event.

General Outline:
• “Jane, stop this crazy thing!” An Introduction
• Thoughts behind the creation of the MP3 Player
• What is innovative and helping people today?
• What innovations will there be in the future?

Discussion on Today’s High Profile Topics:
• Biotech/Medicine/Healthcare
• Phone Companies – remote control communication via the internet
• Embryo stem cells in animal and human trials, new techniques and treatments for cancer
• Patented technology that exist today that backs up a person’s immune system for 20 years without degradation for use when an illness arises that damages a healthy immune system. Currently being used in US, France and Dubai.
• Energy/Green Energy/Green Technology: The Coming Revolution in Low Voltage Technology
• Developed technologies in gas/oil/coal/wind/solar
• Technologies that are currently being used by military and commercial entities
• In 2010 formed Solar Components – the leading solar low voltage personal charger that actually works. It was rated #1 by C-Net and Gadget and sold throughout the world.

What Nathan is doing in the future:
• Future Technology Company
• The future and what it holds: How content on TV will change
• Education is the most important tool to take control of a person’s life.
• By knowing what the future holds people can invest and create businesses, financial security for their family and be on the cutting edge of technology and green energy.
To book Mr. Schulhof for your group at no fee, please contact: Mark Sonder at 540-636-1640 or msonder@marksonderproductions.com

About Mark Sonder Productions
Mark Sonder Productions is a privately held company that was founded in 1985. It’s an award winning entertainment agency, which has more than 28 years of contracting experience, specialized in events, meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, concert and casino facilities worldwide, as seen in The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami-Herald, United Press International, as well as on FOX and CBS Money Watch. Mark Sonder Productions offers exclusive and non-exclusive relationships with headliners, musicians, comedians, theatrical productions and lecturers. The chief entertainment officer, Mark Sonder, is an entertainment industry expert and he has represented clients and end users in the U.S.A. and abroad. For more information, please visit http://marksonderproductions.com or call +1-540-636-1640.

Citations:  Please note, this blog has been republished from press releases and articles from The Boston Globe, Miami-Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Worth Magazine, Hollywood Industry Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, LA Daily News, and over 100 other media outlets.

Photo: Nathan Schulhof

* The name of the tour is a quotation from the cartoon series The Jetsons as George, while walking his pooch, screams at Jane about their treadmill running amuck!

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10 Tips to Selecting The Right Speaker for Meetings & Events

10 Tips to Selecting The Right Speaker for Meetings & Events

Event Entertainment Agencies Do Not Only Handle Musicians.

 

nathanEvent entertainment companies do not only handle musicians. They can also provide you with other entertainment resources such as speakers and variety acts. Selecting the right speaker for your meeting can be a daunting task, as speakers are available in every fee range and specialty topic.

Your speaker selection is one of the most important elements in a successful meeting so you should ensure that the speaker’s expertise, background, and abilities fit your audience’s demographics and expectations. The National Speaker’s Association (NSA) suggests these ten tips when selecting a speaker,

1. Determine the needs of your audience. 
Thorough knowledge of the needs of your group is essential in selecting the right speaker. Does your meeting require that the audience leave with specific or technical information? Do you need someone to motivate the group to sell? Are you looking for after-dinner entertainment with a message?

2. Establish your date, time, and budget.
Start looking for a speaker as soon as the date for your meeting is set. Many speakers book engagements up to a year in advance and you will want to get on their calendar as soon as possible.

Consider how much time you have to fill and where that time falls in your overall program. If your time slot is flexible, a professional speaker can often tell you the right amount of time for the job. A professional can also make recommendations about the order of topics/speakers if one presentation will follow another. You may not want to follow a humorist with a detailed educational presentation.

Factor in the fee you are willing or able to pay for a speaker. Your search for a speaker can be narrowed or broadened based upon your budget.

BobCohenWeb3. Identify the type of speaker who will best match the needs of your audience. 
A speaker’s expertise in a given field may be the big draw, but a well-known name does not guarantee a professional presentation. High prices do not always mean high quality. Will your audience and the overall program benefit most from a celebrity; an expert in the field; a popular sports personality; a best-selling author; or a professional speaker who has a thorough knowledge of the appropriate topic?

4. Locate your resources.
Personal referrals are a great way to narrow your search. Ask colleagues for recommendations.  Speakers bureaus locate and book speakers according to your specifications and needs. A bureau can locate speakers and quote fees. Many bureaus specialize in particular speakers such as celebrities, authors, or athletes. 

5. Review your options and interview your speaker candidate agents.
A professional speaker will be a real partner in this process. Often they will ask questions about the needs of your audience and what they can accomplish for you. Ask your candidates for references and, if they are speaking in your area, ask if you can attend the program and observe them in action.

Assure that a potential speaker has addressed groups similar to yours. Talk with them about their experience. Ask for a biography, testimonials, and videos of their presentations, preferably before a live audience.
Find a speaker who will tailor his or her presentation to your group.  

RichardLustigWeb6. Select your speaker.
Hire a professional and you will hire an ally. Professional speakers understand that your reputation is riding on their performance. Their experience with hundreds of audiences can add to your peace of mind and to the success of the event.

When selecting your speaker, consider that you are not only paying for the time the speaker is on the platform but also for the hours spent researching, preparing, and customizing the presentation. Some speakers may negotiate their fees when they are doing more than one program for you or when they are allowed to sell their products. Ask about your options.

7. Get it in writing. 
You should have a letter of agreement or contract that clearly outlines the expectations of both you and your speaker. Consider:
– travel arrangements and transportation
– accommodations and meals
– fees, reimbursements, and payment terms
– whether you want the speaker to attend social events
– if the speaker may sell products and if so, how this will be handled
– an agreement on any audio or videotaping of the presentation
– cancellation policies
– audio/visual requirements
– legal implications, if any, your contract may contain.

8. Work with your speaker. 
Share information about your group or company. This will help the speaker become familiar with your organization, while facilitating a customized presentation.

Send the speaker your newsletters or anything which would include the names of key people, buzz words, or insider news and views. Give the speaker a clear outline of what you expect. Be specific about the size and demographics of your audience. Let the speaker know in advance about other speakers on the program. This gives the speaker the opportunity to build on (and not duplicate) what the other speakers say.

KatieHarman29. Set the stage.
Make sure the room is set up for optimum impact. Consider the number of chairs and how they are arranged. Also consider room temperature and lighting.

Stay on schedule. Although a professional will be able to “make up” time or slow things down if needed, keeping your program on schedule will allow your audience to get the full impact of the program you have created for them.

Your speaker should be able to provide you with a good introduction of themselves and their topic. The introduction should be short, energizing, and create positive expectations.

10. Evaluate the results.
Have your audience complete evaluations on the speaker and his/her presentation. This will allow you to gauge your results and plan for future programs. Send copies of the evaluations to your speaker.

Call Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. today to engage your speakers, musicians, entertainment and production at +1-540-636-1640.

Photos: Top, Nathan Schulhof, inventor of the MP3 Speaker; Middle, Dr. Robert Cohen, PhD & Shaman, Health & Wellness; Middle with book, Richard Lustig, Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery; Bottom, Katie Harman Miss America 2002, Health & Wellness

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When Southern Rock Bands Dominated the Airwaves, by Guest Blogger Bob Lefsetz

When Southern Rock Bands Dominated the Airwaves

by Guest Blogger Bob Lefsetz

 

guest blogger Bob LefsetzI know, third-rate boogie band. And I kind of agree with you. But I can still muster some enthusiasm for “Flirtin’ With Disaster,” but that’s not what I heard on Sirius today, that was “Whiskey Man.”

Once upon a time, the rednecks didn’t listen to country, but rock and roll. Before country gave up its western roots and became rock and roll lite and the acts started singing about babies, SUVs and Christianity. Hell, the country stars of yore, who built the format, the complete genre, would get no airplay on country stations today. Used to be they kept you off the format because your music didn’t fit, now they keep you off because of your morals… Huh?

But it was different in the late sixties and seventies. Country records rarely had any presence north of the Mason-Dixon line, but southern rock bands dominated the airwaves, to the point where we got imitation acts, like Molly Hatchet, third generation stuff that was easily dismissible, except for the hits.

Now if you want to draw an oblique parallel, southern rock and EDM are related. They’re both about going to the gig and getting completely messed up, the music is just an additive to the fuel you’ve imbibed, ecstasy at the electronic show, beer at the southern rock gig. The idea was to let loose, something they talk about but no longer do in country anymore. It’s all controlled and contrived. But if you watch that Skynyrd movie, you can feel the band teetering on the edge, not only with lifestyle, but music, back when rock stars were kings, not shills for the corporation.

And that’s what the rednecks and the northerners had in common. This sound. It brought us together. Because it could not be denied. And it was always played by southerners. First, the Allman Brothers. Then Lynyrd Skynyrd. Then the Outlaws and Molly Hatchet.

And the guys in Hatchet were too fat and unattractive to appear on the covers of their albums in photographs, but this was back before MTV, when how you looked was not paramount, but how you played.

And unlike today’s second-rate poseurs, the guys in Hatchet could play. And guided by Tom Werman, with a background in economic rock as opposed to southern noodling, at times Hatchet locked on and made music that today is still just as energizing, it makes you want to call somebody up and hit the bars, with this music blasting out of the convertible on the way to getting smashed.

“Whiskey Man”

It’s the energy. From an era where you spoke with your music. Today it’s all about the interview, the tweet, the personality, whereas back then these guys were high school losers who got laid via their tunes, they knew how to rev it up, it’s hard to sit still listening to “Whiskey Man.” Yes, Skynyrd’s “Whiskey Rock-A-Roller” is superior, but I’ve already established that Hatchet was a me-too, second-rate act, but as Tom Petty so eloquently sang, even the losers get lucky sometimes.

“Whiskey Man” is pure boogie, it sounds like it’s straight off a Foghat record, and that’s a good thing! And when the whole thing breaks down at 1:50 and you hear the bass and then the guitars start to twin and wail, you feel the power of seventies rock, which could be quite calculated, but never lost its power.

If you believe music started with the Ramones, you’ll hate this. But if you knew music before then, if you’re open to a bit more, if you’re not narrow in your tastes, you’ll have a hard time denying your affection for “Whiskey Man.”

“Dreams I’ll Never See”

From Hatchet’s debut. And you could call it a cheap shot, covering a classic Allman Brothers song. But the real story is most people still don’t know the Allmans’ debut, which featured the original, they started with “Idlewild South” at best. Furthermore, the Hatchet take is different. It’s faster. Just like Gregg Allman slowed down “Midnight Rider” for his solo debut, Hatchet ratcheted up “Dreams”…and it totally works. Instead of being plaintive, it’s active. In the Allmans’ take, the dude’s just waking up, whereas in Hatchet’s take he’s conscious, he’s already walking around, he’s facing the new day instead of being lost in the haze of yesterday. If you’ve never heard this, you’ll like this. Sacrilegious back then, good now.

“Flirtin’ With Disaster”

The piece-de-resistance. Overplayed to death back then, we boomers know it by heart and get a nostalgic thrill every time we hear it today.

Once again, it’s the energy, and the dynamics, the way the song accelerates and goes up a step, but…

“I’m travelin’ down that lonesome road
Feel like I’m draggin’ a heavy load
Yet I’ve tried to turn my head away
Feel ’bout the same most every day
You know what I’m talkin’ about man?”

WE DID!

That’s the difference between yesterday and today. Today the artists constantly reinforce they’re better than us, whereas back then they were a reflection of us, their music encapsulated our experience, that’s why we were drawn to them, that’s why we wanted to go to the show, to be with like-minded, alienated people and connect with the band that was speaking our truth.

And after these three, you’re on your own. If you bought the albums, you probably know more, if you want to explore, be my guest, but I’m done. I only need these three, that I heard incessantly on the radio back when we were addicted, when it was our best friend.

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NOTE:  Please call your Mark Sonder Productions representative to book Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, the Allman Brothers, and/or Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Editor’s note:  Bob’s words have been a fresh inspiration to me for years.  Bob allows me to reprint his articles for Mark Sonder’s classes at UNLV and The George Washingtonn University.  Thank you Bob for being there and continuing to share your clear thoughts with all of us!

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ATOM: Worlds Fastest Painter

ATOM: World’s Fastest Painter

by guest Blogger Hannah Pryor

 

 

ATOM-screen-capDid you ever want to see the planet Saturn, the ancient pyramids and the Golden-Gate Bridge all in one picture?  Well, now you can.  I have the man who can make it happen, and in less than 3 minutes!  Who is it?  It’s ATOM: The World’s Fastest Painter! 

When I first heard about ATOM, I didn’t believe it.  Honestly.  I thought he would be some jokester who just made art for entertainment.  Turns out, I WAS RIGHT!  He is a complete clown and is always smiling.  He dresses in crazy clothes with funky hats to match, throws out jokes left and right but, is 100% talented.  All ATOM uses to create these masterpieces is spray paint and a knife.  A knife?  Yes, I guess you will have to see for yourself how he does that, because I have no idea.  His performances are so fun, it is crazy.  There is always music playing, people dancing, and ATOM painting.  He knows how to put on a show, as if entertaining was in his blood when he was born.

But who is this comedian who paints masterpieces using knives?  ATOM was a runaway, he faced challenges that many of us can never imagine, such as living alone in a rented room at 16 years old.  Fortunately, after overcoming those difficulties, ATOM continued on to huge success.  From opening a snowboarding store to managing bands to holding the Olympic torch (more than once mind you) and finally his last and biggest success as the World’s Fastest Painter.  I told you he wasn’t you typical artist. 

I know I have said that ATOM is a goof ball before, but there is another side of him–a man who wants to help and make a difference in the world.  He started a group called R.A.D.D., Rockers Against Drunk Driving.  ATOM has also battled the law when it comes to rights for street performers, which is where he started, and succeeded in that case.  He tells a reporter regarding that case, “I’d rather paint and that’s all I really want to do.”

With a resume like this and talent to match, how could you not want to hire ATOM: The World’s Fastest Painter?! 

ATOM is available for both public and private (corporate/association) events across the USA!  www.marksonderproductions.com/atom

 

HannahGuest Blogger Hannah Pryor is earning her Event Management Certificate from The George Washington University in Washington DC and as well as working at Mark Sonder Productions.  She can be reached at hpryor@marksonderproductions.com.

 

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Award Winning Music & Talent Agency Mark Sonder Productions Celebrates 28 Successful Years in Business

Award Winning Music & Talent Agency Mark Sonder Productions Celebrates 28 Successful Years in Business

Event Entertainment and Production Company Mark Sonder Productions Celebrates Anniversary

sonder-logoMark Sonder, who is a Master of Music, a Certified Special Event Professional and the Chief Entertainment Officer at the award winning worldwide event entertainment agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to announce that his company is celebrating 28 years in business.

Throughout his long career, Sonder, who authored the industry-wide accepted text, “Event Entertainment and Production,” has contributed to a dozen other books and has presented seminars in countries all over the world.  Sonder is quoted in multiple trade publications, and has authored many articles in own his industry’s various trades publications. 

Sonder, who has been a founding member of three professional trade associations, explains that, “As our company continues to grow in a contracting economy, we have just added The Temptations Revue: A Tribute feat. Hall of Famer Nate Evans to our roster, as well as another employee and summer intern.” “Our longevity stems from giving our clients what they are looking for – whether it be Jose Cid, the international pop/rock superstar from Portugal, or Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, or Blondie here in the U.S.,” Sonder states.

MarkSonderBW“We go above and beyond for every client, regardless of the need, time or location.” From working on major motion pictures on the big screen to various appearances on the small screen, and from holding the record for most amount of headline entertain

ers booked for a corporate event to sending out solo pianists for cocktail hours, Sonder has created careers in his 28-year experience.  “Without our repeat clients, who continue to support our fine artists delivered with great customer service, we would not be here and we thank them so very much,” explains Sonder. 

After working with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Cher, from Gypsy and Sugar Babies on Broadway to the National Ballet of Marseille and Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show, to being on tour with the late Nelson Riddle and Linda Ronstadt, Mark Sonder has done business with some of the greatest artists and performers.  Top 10 recording artist Eddie Money says, “Mark Sonder Productions is the industry expert.  They are great to work with because they know all the ins and outs of the business.” Mark Sonder is also a Lecturer of Tourism Studies for the Masters of Tourism Administration degree program at The George Washington University in Washington DC.  Because of his extensive experience and constant mentoring, Successful Meetings and Meeting News magazines have dubbed Sonder a Meeting Industry Guru.

About Mark Sonder Productions
Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is an award winning entertainment agency for special events, meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, concert and casino facilities worldwide whose work has been featured in The Boston Globe; The San Francisco Chronicle; The Miami-Herald; United Press International; as well as on FOX and CBS Money Watch.

The talent agency enjoys both exclusive and non-exclusive relationships with headliners, musicians, comedians, theatrical productions and lecturers.  Talent Buying: The company’s 28 years of contracting has given the firm the knowledge and experience to represent clients and end users in a very strong position.

Mark Sonder Productions is a privately held company and has been proudly delivering excellent customer service to the U.S.A. and abroad since 1985.

 

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Boston Strong

Boston Strong

Written by Bob Lefsetz

 

BobLefsetzOh to write a song as good as “Shower The People”…

I’m supposed to be at dinner, but I can’t stop watching “Boston Strong.”

Once upon a time these events were on television, when they were infrequent, when we had not yet become inured to tragedy in our lives. Still, isn’t it interesting that when a crisis appears, we always turn to our artists, our musicians. There’s no music in school, we live in a money-grubbing, too often soulless country. We depend upon our artists to give it all meaning.

And that’s what James Taylor and Carole King are doing right now.

I know, I know, they’ve been on an endless reunion tour.

But…if you’re a baby boomer, they’re our soundtrack.

Once all the rebellion is put to sleep, when you realize that you’re not special, that life is for living, you cast aside your prejudices and just…enjoy. You might have been a tattooed, angry soul yesterday, but tomorrow you’re Bieber or Amanda Bynes…history.

Because there’s no basis, no backup, no catalog. But if you stay at it for years, you get really good, you touch our souls.

Like with “Shower The People”…

“Once you tell somebody the way that you feel You can feel it beginning to ease”

That’s life. It’s about sharing. Don’t keep it inside. Tell people.

“You can play the game And you can act out the part Though you know it wasn’t written for you But tell me how can you stand there With your broken heart Ashamed of playing the fool”

Image. It’s not everything it’s cracked up to be. We’re all imperfect. We all have problems with bathing suits. Own it. Your life will get easier.

“You can run but you cannot hide This is widely known And what you plan to do With your foolish pride When you’re all by yourself alone”

That’s what we want to be…together. And that’s what we do during live events. Tune in, feel part of it.

In this crazy world where no one stays in one place anymore, we unite when it’s immediate, when it’s one time only, the replay will not do.

TV has lost the plot. It thinks it’s about ratings when it’s truly about content. Which is all over the web, in hi-def, blow this image up full-screen and it will blow your mind…it’s so sharp.

And sure, it’d be better to be there…

Then again, maybe not. At these big events you can’t get a seat up close and personal unless you’re rich or know somebody, which most people don’t. But online, you can be right there in the first row. You can see the lines in the faces…the performers appear HUMAN! Something too many celebrities are evading, with their plastic surgery and Botox and… But it’s experienced faces we truly want to see, those with the decades etched upon them, reminding us of not only who they were, but who we are too.

When this old world starts getting you down… [lyrics from The Drifters tune, “Up on the Roof” http://youtu.be/E3cLY5fvzbg]

Put on a record.

It’ll keep you going, it’ll safe your life.

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Editor’s note:  Bob’s words have been a fresh inspiration to me for years.  Bob allows me to reprint his articles for my classes at UNLV and The George Washingtonn University.  Thanks Bob for being there and continuing to share your clear thoughts with all of us!

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The Temptations Revue: A Tribute featuring Nate Evans with Linwood Peel’s Stars from The Drifters LIVE in Concert for Your Events

The Temptations Revue: A Tribute featuring Nate Evans with Linwood Peel’s Stars from The Drifters Show for Your Events

Just in time for Summer, together on one stage at last!  Choose one, the other or both to appear at your event.

 

 

NateEvansNot since The Doobie Brothers Teamed up with Chicago has a Notable Double Bill Been Conceived.

The Temps hits include Motown greats: “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “You’re My Everything,” “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “Psychedelic Shack,” “Runaway Child, Running Wild,” “Ball Of Confusion,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Masterpiece” and “Just My Imagination.”

The Drifters Million Sellers:  – Stand by Me – There Goes My Baby – This Magic Moment – Save the Last Dance For Me – Up On the Roof – On Broadway – Under the Boardwalk – Dance With Me – I Count the Tears.

Both groups are backed up by a 8-piece orchestra. Never before has this offer been made to have Linwood Peel’s Stars from The Drifters open for The Temptations Revue: A Tribute feat. Nate Evans.

LinwoodTributeAccording to Wikipedia, “Ruffin, Kendrick & Edwards The most well known [Temptations] splinter was “Ruffin, Kendrick(s) & Edwards: Former Leads of the Temptations”, which featured the three former Temptations and three other members, David Sea, who’d been a consideration to replace Edwards in 1984, Nate Evans, a former member of The Impressions, and a female vocalist.”

2013 is The Diamond Anniversary of The Drifters. They are regarded as one of early Rock and Roll’s super groups and charted with megahits like “Under the Boardwalk,” “On Broadway,” “Stand By Me,” “Up On The Roof,” and “This Magic Moment.” Rolling Stone Magazine ranks the Drifters number 81 on their 100 greatest artists of all time.  The Drifters have been inducted into both The Rock and Roll and the Vocal Group Halls of Fame and over the years have been fronted by memorable singers such as Clyde McPhatter, Ben E. King and Bill Pinkney.  Linwood Peel and his group are regarded as the nation’s #1 tribute to The Drifters.

Websites: The Temptations Revue: A Tribute feat. Nate Evans www.marksonderproductions.com/temptationstribute or www.facebook.com/temptationstribute

Linwood Peel’s Stars from The Drifters www.marksonderproductions.com/lpsdrifters or http://drifterstribute.com or http://facebook.com/lpsdrifters

Videos: The Temptations Revue: A Tribute feat. Nate Evans http://youtu.be/kjWplPvjIvI

Linwood Peel’s Stars from The Drifters http://youtu.be/ui5KWK4JnPg

To book this great double-bill: Call today +1-540-636-1640

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The Benefits of Using a Corporate Entertainment Company, by guest blogger Paul Simms

The Benefits of Using a Corporate Entertainment Company, by guest blogger, Paul Simms

“Corporate entertainment agencies can offer everything from…”

PaulSimmsCorporate entertainment agencies can offer everything from magicians to live bands right through to living tables as well as headliners/celebrities for performance. The benefits of booking corporate entertainment packages are vast, and whether you’re participating in an incentive, creating the final night gala, catering for employees or other business associates they can bring excellent results. There’s a wealth of options to choose from, leaving you able to be as creative as you like when you’re entertaining your guests. Different packages are suited to different needs so it’s important to choose entertainment that supports your aims.

Prosperous and fun
Corporate events are excellent for teambuilding and improving morale as well as being the foundation for deals to come together where relevant. For employers in charge of a workforce, putting on an event can improve in-work relations and make staff feel valued and appreciated, leading to better results back at the office. Simply having fun and interacting with other employees outside of their daily environment can be enough to nurture more positive attitudes towards work. The happier staff are, the more they are likely to achieve professionally so it really can pay to cater for employees in this way. Clients, staff and associates can use the events to talk about their work and where improvements could be made in a carefree, relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.

Improving attitudes
When it comes to booking entertainment for a corporate event, there really are various options. From fire eaters to live bands, dancers and magicians as well as headline entertainment, the bookings that you make can help you to provide the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Comedians, after dinner speakers and even celebrities can help you to orchestrate a memorable occasion that will should make all concerned proud to be a part of your business. Some businesses often choose to hire motivational speakers who will enable them to refocus attitudes towards oneself as well as work and empower staff. It’s important that the ultimate goal of making staff feel happier about being part of your business is not forgotten, even if the entertainment on offer is only loosely linked to your business identity. Reputable corporate entertainment companies can match you up with some of the most sought after entertainment around.

Flawless planning
Many companies use corporate entertainment agencies for product launch events, which can feature everything from performers to living tables for hire. This can help to create a buzz around your company and the services that you provide. There are also many venues that you can choose from when you’re planning your corporate event. You could hold your own meeting or event in a hotel or book a corporate hospitality room at a sports event or pop concert. That’s how broad and diverse the world of corporate entertainment is. Corporate events can be used to strengthen relations with employees, clients and associates alike. Whilst potential clients are likely to be enthralled by the effort that you have put in when planning a corporate event, all registrants are likely to appreciate the excitement and fun that corporate events bring too – and a corporate entertainment company can ensure that things run smoothly and efficiently. 

Editors note: As Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. produces music/entertainment worldwide, we thought it important to bring you thoughts from “across the pond.” We thank Paul for bringing these thoughts to us!

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Entertainment Agency Specialist, Mark Sonder, CEO Mark Sonder Productions, Named as Columnist at Meetings Focus Magazine

Entertainment Agency Specialist, Mark Sonder, CEO Mark Sonder Productions, Named as Columnist at Meetings Focus Magazine

“We are excited that Mark has decided to share with us his knowledge and experience on music, entertainment and production for meetings and events.” –Tyler Davidson, Meetings Focus Magazine

 

 

MarkSonderWebWashington DC February 26, 2013: Entertainment agency specialist, Mark Sonder, Chief Entertainment Officer at Mark Sonder Productions has been asked to be a contributing columnist for Meetings Focus Magazine, the leading monthly meeting planning and destination trade magazine.  It will be a “Tips of the Trade” column, from the event entertainment industry expert, Mark Sonder. The initial column will appear in their March issue.

This news has been widely reported today in:
-CBS Money Watch http://cbsn.ws/ZGCjip

-Boston Globe http://bo.st/Yy6Wjr
-SF Chronicle http://bit.ly/YVUlZj
-Miami Herald http://bit.ly/Zy5oc2
-United Press International http://bit.ly/13QMwWi
-LA Daily News http://bit.ly/Yy796i

Tyler Davidson, the Chief Content Director, of Meetings Focus Magazine said of Mark Sonder, “We are both delighted and honored to have Mr. Sonder contribute his words and concepts to our magazine and our readership. We are excited that he has decided to share with us his knowledge and experience on music, entertainment and production for meetings and events.”

Sonder is the author of the first and only full-length book on music, entertainment, speakers, headline entertainment and production for the meetings, events, hospitality and tourism industries entitled, “Event Entertainment and Production.” Wiley & Sons is the publisher.

Mark Sonder is also mentioned and/or contributed to 12 other books. His articles have been published in over 30 magazines and he has been interviewed for over 20 articles in various trade publications. Besides his writings, Mark Sonder is a Certified Special Events Professional as well as a Lecturer in Tourism Studies for the Master of Tourism Administration Degree Program at The George Washington University in Washington DC.  In addition, Sonder just completed six years instructing at the Harrah’s Hotel School at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

MeetingsFocusFurthermore, Sonder is the Chief Entertainment Officer at Mark Sonder Productions, Inc., a 28 year old award winning entertainment talent agency and music agency, that delivers complete program packages to corporations, associations, facilities, casinos, concerts and special events worldwide.

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