Abbey Elmore Band to Play Free Concert in Spartanburg, SC

Abbey Elmore BandThe Abbey Elmore Band, a popular pop/rock band of Spartanburg, will be the musical guest at Chapman Cultural Center Sunday, June 5, for the venue’s weekly Sundays Unplugged event. This free live concert will start at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Fronted by Abbey Elmore, the band strives to deliver a memorable experience, from live shows to listening on your iPhone. The band and its original music are a cross between modern day pop and old school rock ‘n’ roll, producing a very unique alternative sound. Its members are Elmore, Tyler Tullis, Nick Wells, and Donnie Elmore. To sample the band’s music, please visit online: ReverbNation.com/TheAbbeyElmoreBand.

Every Sunday afternoon, 1-5 p.m., Chapman Cultural Center hosts Sundays Unplugged, an event where patrons can enjoy local arts and culture in a no-stress and no-cost environment. In addition to the free concert, Spartanburg Art Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, and The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center are all open.

South Carolina singer/songwriter Jeremy Willis in concert

Spartanburg, SC, singer/songwriter Jeremy Willis will be in concert at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg Sunday, May 29, 2-4 p.m. as part of the venue’s weekly Sundays Unplugged program. The public is invited to enjoy the live music at no cost.

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Willis started his music career in church performing at the age of 8. By 15, he had performed on the stage at the Carolina Opry. As a teenager, he was a self-proclaimed band geek. After graduating high school, Willis enlisted in the Navy, where he was in the Triple Threat Company and director of the Naval Band. Since then, he has continued to write his own music and perform publicly. His more recent accomplishments include performances at many local restaurants, entertainment venues, and television shows. He has played at Chapman many times. His music is often said to resemble that of James Taylor, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, and Chris Cornell. For details about Willis and to sample his music, please visit ReverbNation.com/JeremyWillis.

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Lowcountry Jazz Band presents wide variety of pop pieces at spring concert

The Lowcountry Jazz Band, conducted by Director David Hershey, and sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), hosts its spring concert Sunday, June 5 at 3 pm at the USCB Center for the Arts in downtown Beaufort. The band is a sub-group of OLLI’s Lowcountry Community Concert Band.
The program’s theme – cross currents – pays tribute to pop tunes adapted for the big band setting and genre. Selections span more than 70 years, from 1938 (A Tisket A Tasket- Ella Fitzgerald/ Chick Webb) to 2012 (Skyfall- Adele) illustrating the range of styles a big band performs.
            Additional offerings include pieces as diverse as Get Happy, Walk Don’t Run, Don’t Know Why and Here Comes the Sun.
            The Lowcountry Jazz Band is primarily an academic group that promotes and curates jazz in the context of a large ensemble dynamic or big band. The Jazz Band’s members recreate the sounds and styles of the many famous bands of the Big Band era.
            For more information, see the band’s website: www.ollilccb.com.

McDaniels to Play Free Concert in Spartanburg, SC, May 15

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Spartanburg singer/songwriter Corey McDaniels will play a free concert at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, Sunday, May 15, 2016,  2-4 p.m. as part of the venue’s Sundays Unplugged program.

McDaniels has played in several regional bands, such as Asheville’s Young American Landscape. In addition, he has several musical projects in the works. He utilizes ambient textures, groove, and loops to create music that is equally influenced by progressive rock groups like Pink Floyd as it is by minimalist composers such as Steve Reich. McDaniels self-released the first Wounded Hollow EP in 2014 titled Seed, and he currently performs new material from an upcoming release on electric bass and guitar. Previews of his work can be found at WoundedHollow.Bandcamp.com.

Sundays Unplugged, 1-5 p.m., is a longstanding outreach program by Chapman Cultural Center that encourages patrons to enjoy local arts and culture in a no-stress no-cost environment. In addition to the weekly free concert by a local musician, Spartanburg Art Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Students Galleries are open and free. Also, local artists sometimes set up booths in the plaza and sell their work directly to the public.

For more information, please visit online ChapmanCulturalCenter.org. or call 864.542.ARTS.

Communications secrets from highly decorated law enforcement expert

This highly decorated law enforcement veteran effectively teaches how to connect, and make a positive and powerful first impression, that will build trust and confidence upon first meeting. Learn how to have an unfair advantage and communicate by using the same techniques as FBI Hostage Negotiators, and convert meetings into relationships for business and life.matt

Watch Matt Episcopo in action: http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/mattepiscopo/video/3765

Here are just a few of the skills you can learn from Matt:

How To Create A Point Of Impact: Build confidence, trust and rapport in under 10 seconds by using this secret sequence used by expert interrogators.
Secrets of Body Language: Learn how to see 80% more than you do now and use it to your advantage. This could be the difference between deal and no deal.
How To Instantly Build And Maintain Rapport: with anyone… Think about it, Matt built rapport with criminals, who knew his goal was to put them in jail for what they did. Learn the secret so you can do it too.

Matt’s energy will light up the room and keep your attendees on the edge of their seat hanging on his every word. The information that Matt shares is easy to learn, can be done by anybody, and is proven to work. Matt’s presentations are engaging and interactive so that the attendees experience a high retention rate.

Ask us about booking Matt Episcopo for your event.

Welcoming Maria Wall

Introducing award-winning producer, author, talk show host and domestic violence/abuse survivor C. Maria Wall. She is available now for your event at your location or via Skype or blog talk radio!maria new

 C. Maria speaks about Healing through Hurt. Her emphasis is on developing self esteem and finding the healing. Attracting listeners worldwide, she encourages interaction and is rapidly building a worldwide fan base of those who turn to her soft voice and understanding nature. Sharing her own story of abuse, she knows and shows the route to healing.

As founding president of the non-profit The Wall Foundation, Inc. Maria has developed programs for girls and women. Topics include artistic expression, public speaking and many other areas aiding in developing self esteem and road maps for success.

Author of Silent Noise Lip Service that describes the hurts of life presented in poetic form, Maria has brought her life journey full circle in this book and her new book A Woman of Wisdom and Worth Messages to Myself, both full of messages of her journey and those of others while she continues her purpose-filled walk in preparation to let her past go.

Ask us to learn more about C. Maria and her award-winning shows and programs. She is looking forward to helping you find your F.O.C.U.S Her motto reminding women of all ages: Stop putting up with the cream of the crap, because we deserve better.

Ready, Set, LET’S GROW! with C. Maria Wall

Want to Know about Tiny House Living?

Guest post by Joel Allen, featured on Speakers International for topics including tiny houses, media training and other communications.

joelYou’ve heard about the tiny house movement. Maybe you’ve seen TV shows like Tiny House Nation or Tiny House Hunters. You’re no doubt aware that the traditional American dream of a roomy, multi-bedroom home is not as attractive (or affordable) to Millennials as it was to previous generations. But you probably haven’t heard how local and state governments around the country are (belatedly) responding to the revolution in downsized living by altering zoning laws and building codes. Or how aging Baby Boomers are waking up to the advantages of tiny house living in retirement. Or how some activists see the smaller house trend as a potential solution to homelessness.

I’m Joel Allen, a seasoned broadcast journalist who’s done more than just research and report on the tiny house movement. I’m living it. My wife and I made the transition from 2,000 square feet, three bedrooms and a two-car garage to less than 400 square feet, one miniature bedroom and no garage. And we love it.

We’ve learned a few things about the pros and cons of tiny house living and we’re not saying it’s entirely easy. But I’d be happy to share with your group or company some of what we now know about the ins and outs of a downsized life and maybe I can help open your eyes to the huge benefits of a tiny house.

Introducing Marketing Associate Trish Brown

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We welcome you to contact Trish Brown, our marketing associate, who will find the best speaker or entertainer for your upcoming event.

Trish has extensive experience in marketing, sales and promotions including many years with radio, print and online publications. Her wide range of contacts includes corporations, agencies and small businesses. One of her specialties is the entertainment industry, and she will work tirelessly to help fill your request with top professionals. For any budget and any location, just let her know what your interests are, and she will find a suitable match.

She also can arrange marketing consultation, public relations support, media planning or social media management for entertainers and professional training for new speakers.

Email: Trish@SpeakersInternational.com for immediate assistance.

Ask Speakers International to Schedule David Holloway

David is an outstanding leader, an exceptional teacher, who has a very powerful message!”Jonathan Holloway –  Dean of Yale.

“I’ve known the Holloway family for over 30 years… they are leaders among their peers, grounded in strong family values of discipline, hard work, integrity, and love for their country” – General Colin Powell

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David A. Holloway is a compelling keynote speaker, author, and business leader.

Today, he brings the most important messages, and his compelling story, to leaders who are committed to an extraordinary future — and for organizations who must outperform the competition and win.

The “Ultimate Underdog” Story:

 From the very beginning David was fortunate to have grown up around leaders and world-class competitors.  He was born on a game day, where his All-Pro father’s New England Patriots were victorious. On that day he was soon greeted by his maternal grandfather, two-time NHL champion with the Boston Bruins, Johnny “Pie” McKenzie.

Later on David also wanted to play sports, but in the beginning – he was labeled “too small, too slow, and too weak.” Despite all the obstacles he made a declaration to never stop dreaming big.

He walked on at the University of Maryland and started out on the 6th team who couldn’t even get into practice. He later rose to become one of the all-time greats, a record holder, leader of one of the best defenses in Maryland history and team captain.

He continued onto the NFL where he made an immediate impact. He was nicknamed Superman by his team 14 days into his pro career.

While in Arizona he helped completely turn the losing culture around in record time. Building the foundation of a winning culture that took the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl, for the first time in franchise history. That winning culture is still intact today.

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David is more than just another pro athlete – he is an engaging speaker, an expert on leadership, peak performance, and team building.

As an international and motivational futurist his speaking engagements reach tens of thousands of people worldwide. Giving audiences a look into the future of highly successful world-class competitors – who consistently outperform the competition.

His credibility and therefore bottom line results are based on the fact that turning around underperforming teams, building championships, and organizational transformation is something he’s done – rather than just talk about.david speaking

“Insightful, inspirational, motivational, articulate, compassionate, a great leader,” are just some of the words used consistently by participants to describe David.

David’s accomplishments have landed him appearances on ABC, NBC sports, ESPN, ESPN Classic, the 700 club, and featured coverage on USA Today and the Washington Post. He’s guest lectured at Yale and has been featured speaker at the Challenger Center.

 “We share a lot more than just, formerly, being the number 54 at the University of Maryland.”Kevin Plank CEO of Under Armor

 “David came to Maryland as a walk-on. With his lead we were able to do things that we have never been able to do before, and he left here as one of the best!” – College coach

David Holloway Speaking Highlights