JAZZ SENSATION MANEE VALENTINE SET TO RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM – LUCKY 7 ON JUNE 1, 2024.

May 21, 2024 – Hollywood CA.———International Jazz Crooner, BMI affiliated, and Recording artist, Manee Valentine will celebrate the release of his new album “Lucky 7” – dropping on June 1, at The Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (The physical CD will be available at Amazon; digital CD is already available.)

The album “Lucky 7” features 7 original compositions written by Argentine, songwriter Ike Montana. Manee Valentine will be performing several songs from “Lucky 7,” and some from his previous CD “Red Soul,” plus he will dazzle his audience by performing many favorite American standards. Keeping with his 7 themes, he has 7 talented female jazz musicians accompanying him: Beth Marlis (guitar), Anne King (trumpet), Amanda Campos (sax), Sherry Luchette (bass), Amanda Mora (trombone), and Ana Barreiro (drums). His very seasoned music director, Karen Hernandez, has many accolades. Karen burst onto the jazz scene in the ’60s, and shehas many film credits to her name as well, including original songs in “Pretty Woman” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys.” Alongside her is music arranger Carlos Luna, he too has many television credits.

Valentine has the vocal precision and control of many that have come before him, but he has a bit of a Latin twist in there for good measure. Manee Valentine says, “I just love bringing a good story from a great ballad to life, but in my own fresh way! I listen to all the greats and take away what I can use for myself, I take pride in having my own unique style, and I love what I do!”

As the Creative Director of 7Notas Music Designers & Publishing, Manee Valentine has an uncanny and natural ability to create lyrics and melodies for his original songs. He specializes in adapting and translating popular songs, including standards and current hits.

Coming from Miami, Manee Valentine was able to get a real feel for what Florida had to offer musically. Miami is the mecca for rich Latin music and is a great place to learn the ropes. But he feels Los Angeles is really the place to be seen and grow as an artist. With Manee Valentine’s velvety smooth voice and enormous stage presence, he can trigger emotions of better days and toe-tapping happiness of what’s to come. Every generation, who are lovers of Jazz and Big Bands, will enjoy his rhythmic renditions and arrangements of the great American songbook. Truly a throwback to a time when crooners were gold, whether interpreting a romantic ballad or singing to the beat of swing, Manee Valentine is a force to be reckoned with.

Catch Manee Valentine at The Catalina Jazz Club on June 2, 2024, at 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 6:00 PM.

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YouTube Videos

Videos for his new CD “Lucky 7”:

“Lucky 7” is on – social media platforms: Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, and most music digital platforms. 

Celebrate with Manee Valentine at The Catalina Jazz Club for the launch of his new album “Lucky 7” on June 2, 2024 (pumpitupmagazine.com)

Catalina Jazz Club

6725 W. Sunset Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2024 BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS WITH P&O CRUISES

London, Sunday 12 May 2024: BAFTA has announced the winners of the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises 2024 at a star-studded ceremony in London. Celebrating the very best of television broadcast in 2023, the show was hosted by award-winning comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer, as well as @BAFTA’s social channels.

Sarah Lancashire won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in Happy Valley, her second BAFTA for the same role.  Happy Valley also won the only award voted for by the British public, P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, for Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce’s final kitchen showdown moment.

Jasmine Jobson won her first BAFTA – Supporting Actress for her performance in Top Boy, which also won the BAFTA for Drama Series.

Timothy Spall won his first BAFTA – Leading Actor for his performance in true-crime drama The Sixth Commandment, which also won the BAFTA for the Limited Drama.

Matthew Macfadyen won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor for his role in the final series of Succession – the second time he has won for this role, having won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor in 2022.

Mawaan Rizwan, the writer, comedian and creator of Juice won his first BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy.

Gbemisola Ikumelo won Female Performance in a Comedy for Black Ops, which she also co-created.  This is her first performance BAFTA.

Following his 2023 BAFTA win in the Features category, Joe Lycett was awarded the BAFTA for Entertainment Performance for his show Late Night Lycett.

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathancollected the BAFTA for Comedy Entertainment for Rob & Romesh VS.

Following Kat Sadler’s win at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards last month, Such Brave Girls won in Scripted Comedy.

Ellie Simmonds: Finding My Secret Family won Single Documentary; Cheltenham Festival Day One won Sports Coverage; Eurovision Song Contest 2023 won Live Event Coverage; Casualty won Soap for the second year runningScam Interceptors won Daytime; Strictly Come Dancing won Entertainment; Factual Entertainment was won by Celebrity Race Across the WorldReality was won by Squid Game: The Challenge.

Lockerbie won Factual Series; Specialist Factual was won by White Nanny, Black Child; News Coveragewas presented to Channel 4 News: Inside Gaza: Israel and Hamas At War; Current Affairs was won by The Shamima Begum Story (This World); Short Form was won by Mobility and the BAFTA for International was awarded to Class Act.

The BAFTA Special Award was presented by Brian Cox to presenter and broadcaster Lorraine Kelly for her outstanding contribution to the television industry. 2024 marks four-decades of her unstoppable and impressive broadcasting career, as a hugely significant presence on daytime television. 

The Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, was presented by Clive Myrie to Baroness Floella Benjamin in recognition of her exceptional contribution to television. From the moment she appeared on the nation’s screens fifty years ago, she has been a tireless advocate of diversity and inclusion, and for the rights of children.

The ceremony took place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and featured a special dance theatre performance of Rambert’s Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby, as well as an exclusive music performance from chart-topping British singer Ella Eyre. The night’s attendees and guest presenters can be found here.

The 2024 BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises was broadcast in North America, the Nordics, South Africa and Australia on BritBox International, in Australia and New Zealand on BBC Studios ANZ, and in 24 countries across Africa and the Middle East on AlThaqafeya and MBC Channels, and on seven ships within the P&O Cruises fleet.

Photography is available via BAFTA Thirdlight. Visit www.bafta.org/media-centre/TV for information on photography and video clips, logos and more.

The Voting Process

The winners were determined through a combination of BAFTA TV membership-wide voting, Juries and Chapter voting.

Given the very high volume of entries to the BAFTA Television and BAFTA Television Craft Awards, the use of Juries ensures every longlisted entry for each category is seen and considered.  This year, over 500 voters participated in 43 juries, and four Chapter votes took place to decide the nominations.

Juries are comprised of voters with the relevant professional expertise and balance of gender, background, location and age. Chapters are made up of BAFTA members who hold specialist knowledge in the relevant craft to the category in consideration. Juries and Chapters are composed of voters from within BAFTA’s membership, which includes over 5700 television industry creative practitioners. Latest demographic information on BAFTA’s membership is here.

BAFTA’s guiding principles are to celebrate creative excellence, level the playing field, provide a fair and robust process, and encourage positive industry change.

  • The Sixth Commandment and Top Boy each win two BAFTAs
  • Performance category winners are: Timothy Spall; Sarah Lancashire; Jasmine Jobson; Matthew Macfadyen; Mawaan Rizwan; Gbemisola Ikumelo and Joe Lycett
  • Public vote Happy Valley‘s final kitchen showdown between Catherine Cawood and Tommy Lee Royce as the P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award winner
  • Lorraine Kelly receives BAFTA Special Award
  • Baroness Floella Benjamin receives BAFTA Fellowship

KAREN SALICATH – JAMALI RELEASES 8TH STUDIO ALBUM ANGEL HANAEL’ S SONG.

April 8, 2024 – Hollywood, CA. ————-Karen Salicath – Jamali’s 8th studio album, part classical, part new age – titled, “Angel Hanael’s Song”, being released on April 25, 2024, through Tunecore and on major digital platforms. Karen’s new project promises to gain international acclaim, particularly with the otherworldly way the tracks are conceived. The highly anticipated first single and first track, “Angel Hanael’s Song,” releasing on April 8th, 2024, and second single, “Angel Hanael’s Joy,” will be released on April 23, 2024. The album cover art was created by Karen Salicath – Jamali as well.

Karen Salicath – Jamali has a very remarkable way of composing her virtuoso music, she is a vessel for one of her many angel guides. She had a head injury from an accident in 2012, after a 3-year recovery she miraculously began to hear music in her dreams, guided by angels, and the rest is history.

The angel Hanael, her current album’s namesake, known in Jewish lore and angelology, is one of the seven archangels.  Hanael also known as Haniel, is generally associated with the planet Venus, and is the archangel of joy and intuition. This album has been written and conceived in her dreams by communication from Angel Hanael. There are many roads for composers to create music, but for Karen it all comes organically, and pretty much is out of her control. Karen receives her music in her dreams from a variety of angels. She recaptures all the music once she is awake and at her Steinway grand piano. Karen’s ethereal music process evokes many emotions from herself and the listener, but it’s a rare phenomenon, all her own.

Karen Salicath – Jamaili is no stranger to success, she is a multi-award-winning composer, pianist, producer, artist, painter, sculptor, photographer, and a voting member of the Recording Academy. Karen Salicath – Jamali is also a very accomplished performer, having appeared 8 times at Carnegie Hall. Karen was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design in Copenhagen, she worked as a painter, sculptor, and photographer for 30 years. Karen participated in 180+ exhibitions in Museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Karen Salicath –  Jamali recent awards include: this year, “The Midnight Gold Record Award”, “The Clouzine International Music Award”. She is inducted to “The Akademia Music Award Hall of Fame”. Karen is the official nominee for “Elite Music Awards”. 2 Nominations from “The Josei Music Award”. Premio “Oscar della Creatività” – Montecarlo. Winner of the “Golden Piano Talent 2d International Piano Competition”. “The Academy Grand Award”. “The Global Music” Silver Award, National Finalist: of American Music” The Ernst Bacon Memorial Award”. and Finalist of “World Songwriting Award”.

Karen has had many accomplishments, but her music is what really makes her soar. She says, “In dreams, my music comes. In dreams, I hear whispers of angels, in the depth of the canvas of life are hidden blessings of sound, I paint hearts full story, brilliant, bold, of love, peace, and compassion.”

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