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Mark Sonder Productions 30th Anniversary Celebration Continues…

A 30th Year Anniversary Special from Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency

Tito Puente Jr. Y Su Orquesta

TitoPuente4Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and the Chief Entertainment Officer at the award winning worldwide entertainment agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to announce a public concert series to take place at The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, located just outside of its nation’s capital.

The Drifters were the first headliner my company booked, oh so many years ago, opening up for Dionne Warwick at Ft. Adams State Park in Newport, RI for 10,000 people, so it was fitting to have them return as the first band to help celebrate our 30ieth Year Anniversary last month in Bethesda,” said Sonder recently at one of the many professional trade association meetings which his company belongs to.

Sonder’s company continues its 30th Anniversary bringing in Latin’s own Tito Puente Jr. Y Su Orquesta at The 500 seat Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Friday night April 17, 2015. (It will be a very special evening as his father’s birthday is April 20).  “Tito is relevant to our anniversary as he continues the renowned Tito Puente brand and has expanded it to now include more formats of Latino music plus has appeared on Dancing With the Stars performing ‘Oye Como Va’ which is the song written by his father, the legendary Latin jazz and mambo musician in 1963 and popularized by Santana’s rendition of the song in 1970,” states Sonder.  Sonder himself, a media veteran who has appeared on radio, television and in a major motion picture knows the power of a major TV program.

This is the second in a series of special musical presentations set up by Mark Sonder Productions at this wonderful supper club.  Other shows you see later this season will be: JoDee Messina, Lee Greenwood, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, The Outlaws, Crystal Gayle, Rare Earth, The Hit Men, Leon Russell, Larry Carlton, Blackhawk, and many more during the company’s 30ieth year celebration.

Tickets for Tito Puente Jr. Y Su Orquesta are on sale at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club box office or purchase online before they sell out.  

sonder-logo2About Mark Sonder Productions Entertainment Agency:

Created in 1985 to fill a growing need for music, entertainment, speakers, headline entertainers and supportive production in corporate and association meetings, conventions and special events plus facilities, casinos and concerts, the company in its 30 years, has worked in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Contact: +1-540-636-1640 or msonder(at)marksonderproductions(dot)com

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Mark Sonder Productions Batting 1000 Plus…Claim your FREE Checklist

Mark Sonder Productions Batting 1000

Plus…Claim your FREE Checklist

 

 

sonder-logoRight now at Mark Sonder Productions we are batting 1000! We want to share our good news with you and let you know of a current campaign we are running. We just set a goal to get 1000 “likes” on our Facebook page as well as 1000 “followers” on our Twitter page. Can you please help us continue to “Bat 1000?” Click and like/follow us today and checkout our good news below, as well as claiming your FREE Checklist!

1. We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the publishing of the most relied upon text in the area of entertainment for meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions and events in the world. That book is, “Event Entertainment and Production,” written by Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and the Chief Entertainment Officer at Mark Sonder Productions.

2. Speaking of anniversaries, next year will be the 30ieth anniversary of the creation of Mark Sonder Productions (originally Mark Sonder Music), commencing business in New York City in 1985!

3. A year of good business worldwide:
– This week the company is providing music for a large association at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, as well as a new product introduction for a corporation in Arlington, VA.
– Next week the company is sending speaker Nathan Schulhof, inventor of the MP3 Player and President of Future Technology Company, to India to deliver a keynote presentation at The Indian Institute of Technology.
– In addition, the company lists 21 cities in 15 States in the US that they will be placing musicians/headline entertainment in so far this year plus working in Europe and India.

4. Innovative Booking Practices. In Q4 2013 and extending into Q1 2014 sending out a speaker at no free (including no hotel and no r/t airline tickets) for corporate and association clients as Mark Sonder Productions lined up a Sponsor for this speakers expenses and fees!

MarkSonderBW“I am both honored and fortunate to continue to be relevant in this industry, where corporations and associations call on my company to provide them with world-class musicians, headline entertainment, speakers, and production support,” says Sonder.

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Have Mark book your next meeting/event which requires music or entertainment +1-540-636-1640 or msonder@marksonderproductions.com.

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The Birthday Bash (of Howard Stern), by Bob Lefsetz

The Birthday Bash (of Howard Stern)

written by guest contributor and blogger Bob Lefsetz

 

 

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What kind of crazy f____d up world do we live in where Howard Stern gets a better tribute than the Beatles?

One in which Adam Levine does a spot-on rendition of “Purple Rain” and establishes his rock and roll bona fides overnight.

I was planning on hearing this on the replay, but my flight was canceled by snow and I find myself…unable to stop listening.

What a crazy world we live in. Wherein Howard hypes this low-rent celebration of his sixtieth birthday and the straight media completely ignores it and more celebrities turn out and reveal themselves than at the Golden Globes, the “gold standard” for celebrity looseness.

But it’s not surprising, when Howard specializes in extracting nuggets from others we’re dying to know but are way too creeped out or afraid to ask. Like were your parents virgins when they married?

That was one of the questions Mr. Stern put to his parents twenty years ago, it was featured in the replay of bashes past on his second channel, Howard 101.

By putting it all out there himself, Howard has license to ask you…

Howard SternHow much money you make.

How frequently you have sex.

Whether you’re going to invite him to your wedding.

That’s what Howard asked Katie Couric. Who showed up with not only Whoopi Goldberg, but Barbara Walters. Along with Mariann from Brooklyn and so much of the rest of the Wack Pack.

But not Eric the Midget/Actor.

Don’t know who he is?

That’s just the point. In the Stern world, Eric is a star, with more airtime than a movie star. We know Eric and his peculiarities intimately, whereas the celebrities the mainstream media promotes are airbrushed to the point where when TMZ reveals the tiniest blemish, everybody goes OOH!

But we’re all imperfect, we all have blemishes, we all fart. Otherwise, why would we click the linkbait of stars without their makeup?

Jewel sang her rendition of Howard’s adolescent composition, “Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes.”

And Train may have covered “I Feel The Earth Move” at the Carole King/Musicares tribute, but here the band performed what we really wanted to hear, its spot-on take of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.”

And unlike the Grammys, Bon Jovi sang his big hit, the soundtrack to “Deadliest Catch,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive.”

John Mayer didn’t utilize the occasion to promote a single, but covered Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone.”

Although hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman made an appearance, and revealed why he made up with Jay Leno.

And at this late date, hours into the bash, a Google news search of “Howard Stern” reveals nothing other than the appearance of Chris Christie.

But not tomorrow. Tomorrow this will be a big story. When the herd media decides to go on it, since they’re interested in whatever stars do.

But not Howard Stern. Because they don’t want to consider him a star.

Because he’s not beautiful.

He’s not a great singer or actor.

He’s just like them.

And that’s why it’s Howard Stern’s time. You stay in the game long enough and your moment arrives.

In the cacophonous world we inhabit you only rise to the top and sustain if you’re constantly in the public eye, doing new things. And Howard’s creating twelve hours of new material every week, at an insanely high level, since he’s honed his craft for forty years.

Yes, while music focuses on the barely pubescent, when it lauds Miley Cyrus, with songs written by old men, the truth is it’s a long way to the top if you truly want to rock and roll.

And listening to the free stream on my computer it’s reminiscent of nothing so much as a 1970’s FM simulcast. Real, but at a distance.

I didn’t think I needed to be there.

But I was wrong.

Packed with celebrities, John Fogerty is singing “Bad Moon Rising” right now, the show is fast-paced, but loose. There’s none of the airiness or phoniness of network TV.

But that’s not hard to believe, because Howard Stern is the biggest star in America.

And you either know it or you don’t.

He’s America’s Number One Interviewer. A bigger star than Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’ Brien and David Letterman.

Because he’s got the audience.

But you don’t see the Sirius mindshare/listeners in the Nielsen reports.

But that does not mean it’s not real.

What do they say, you judge a star’s wattage by the fanaticism of its audience?

Just read the tweets.

This is bigger than the anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on Ed Sullivan. Because this ain’t history, this ain’t calcified, Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash is life itself.

http://blog.siriusxm.com/2014/01/31/howard-stern-birthday-bash-live-and-free-starting-this-evening/

Ed. Note:  I personally wish to thank Bob for allowing me to re-publish his work here with us at Mark Sonder Productions, Inc.

Bottom Photo:  King of All Media, Howard Stern giving the thumbs up sign.

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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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