Hong Kong – WILD (The Musical)’s first roar in UK with support of London ETO (with photos)

WILD (The Musical)’s first roar in UK with support of London ETO (with photos)


     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) supported the UK premiere of WILD (The Musical), a captivating original production by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK), at the FUSE International festival at Rose Theatre, London on July 6 and 7 (London time).

     WILD (The Musical) is a Broadway-style musical written by playwright Leanne Nicholls and composer Nick Harvey, featuring over 40 musicians, singers, dancers and technicians from Hong Kong. The performance integrates live orchestral music with a wide range of performing arts including beatboxing, Chinese drumming, ballet and Chinese martial arts dance. Apart from impressing the audience with music, dance, and theatrical performances, the musical relays a powerful message on wildlife preservation. CCOHK garnered international acclaim when the musical was awarded the Public Choice Award at the Young Audience Music Awards 2022 in Belgium.

     The Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law, greeted the audience at the opening show on July 6. Mr Law remarked, “We are thrilled to support the presentation of CCOHK’s WILD (The Musical) to London. CCOHK’s participation in the FUSE International festival showcases Hong Kong’s artistic and creative excellence, as well as the can-do spirit that defines Hong Kong. The city is truly a jungle of talents where dreams take flight and possibilities abound.” 

     “As showcased by WILD (The Musical) with its distinctive East-meets-West vibrancy, Hong Kong is an international hub for cultural and creative industries with promising development opportunities. Benefiting from its unique strengths under ‘one country, two systems’, Hong Kong is a melting pot of Chinese and Western cultures with extensive international connections. Seeing is believing, we warmly welcome all of you to visit Hong Kong and experience our unique cultural landscape,” he added.

The Musical Journey of J Bert and the Creation of Bert Music

Dallas, TX, 18th April 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, In the 21st century, it is wonderful to see so many people finding fulfillment in a music career;  one such person is J Bert. J Bert is an American-French singer, rapper, songwriter, and musician  making waves in the music industry thanks to his exceptional abilities. 

Junior Kissi was brought into this world on April 22, 1998; however, he is better recognized by  his stage name, J Bert. Because his parents got a divorce when he was young, his early years  were quite complex and involved relocation. 

After that, he moved to France to live with his uncle. As he got older, he developed a taste for  music, and he soon found himself bopping along to the tunes of artists such as Sexion d’Assaut,  Jay-Z, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., and 50 Cent. After some time, his musical preferences shifted as  he started to like Drake and Future. 


J Bert made his debut on October 3, 2018, with the release of his album “The Kairos.” This  marked the beginning of J Bert’s career as a recording artist. 

The song “Stump It” was included on the artist’s second studio album, titled “Vision,” which the  artist also co-produced with Detty K. 

J. Bert shot to popularity immediately as a result of the success of this particular song. This song  quickly gained popularity across various social media platforms, leading to the creation of  entertaining memes. “Stump it” was also number one on the charts in 48 countries since its  release on Apple Music and Spotify. 

The significance of this on J Bert’s career as a musician cannot be overstated. After some time, J  Bert came up with his third album on December 28, 2020, titled “Eighty-Eight,” which likewise  received widespread appreciation from critics and audiences alike. 


J Bert has been putting out a continuous stream of new tracks under the “Bert Music” label since  the beginning of the year. It is highly expected that any of his albums will be in the top 100 on  Apple Music and Spotify in 2022. 

If we talk about J Bert’s net worth, he is valued at slightly more than one hundred thousand  dollars. The current worth of his BMW X6 is well over $40,000. He was also a featured artist at 

the Afrimma Awards, which took place in Dallas. So many achievements at such a young age are  something to look up to for emerging artists and musicians. 

J. Bert also established the record label “Bert Music” to assist aspiring musicians with  difficulties in the music industry, whether those difficulties were financial, creative, or a  combination of the two. 

The primary objective of the Bert Music label is to support emerging musicians by providing  them with a platform on which to perform and a channel via which their music can be distributed  to the audience. 

The release date of the newest album by J. Bert, which is titled “What’s Next,” was October 15,  2021. The Dallas rapper’s song “Love Her” was another one of his hits, and it was the song that  also added to his popularity and fan following. 

Don’t forget to check these links to learn more about J Bert and his ongoing musical  achievements: 

Instagram: @JBertOfficial 

Facebook: @JBertOfficial 

Website: https://jbertmusic.com 

Record Label: https://record.jbertmusic.com

Youtube: @JBert 

SoundCloud: @JBertOfficial 

Spotify: @JBert 

Apple Music: @JBert 

Amazon Music: @JBert

Musical Seaside Chat with Frank Sinatra Scholars in Avon-By-The-Sea

Chuck, Dana, Zack, Karen, Brian

Chuck, Dana, Zack, Karen, Brian

NEPTUNE, N.J.Feb. 23, 2023PRLog — Producer Karen Morris, of Sand Castle Communications and The Rat Pack Music Alliance, presents another swingin’ seaside event featuring musical icon, Frank Sinatra, on Sunday, May 7th, 2023, beginning promptly at 2:30pm until 4:30pm, at the Avon Marina Building, 2 Main Street, Avon-By-The-Sea, New Jersey.

This cool event will serve up a mix of delicious dessert snacks, live entertainment and an enlightening chat by three notable Frank Sinatra authorities, Brian Mark, Charles “Chuck” Granata and Dana Polan. All happening indoors alongside a delightful picturesque view of the marina.

The event will also spotlight the exceptional talent of world-renowned arranger, composer and bandleader, Nelson Riddle.

Nelson Riddle arranged and recorded over 100+ albums, masterfully conducting The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, often referred to as the “World’s Most Recorded Orchestra,” accompanying the top iconic vocalists of the 20th century, including Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt and many more.

But it is his remarkable collaboration with Frank Sinatra which was exceptionally noteworthy, as he was credited for reviving Sinatra’s career with the Capitol recording of  I’ve Got the World on a String. Quoting Frank Sinatra, “In the 1950’s, Nelson Riddle and I wanted to record groups of songs that set a mood. We recorded wonderful, soulful, tender albums; as well as hot swinging ones.”

This is the fourth event in a special series celebrating Frank Sinatra, with both Chuck Granata and Dana Polan as guest speakers, and the second time Brian Mark will share cherished memories about his father, broadcast legend Sid Mark (who sadly passed away on April 18, 2022) and his iconic radio program, The Sounds of Sinatra with Sid Mark.

Brian Mark, Executive Producer of Orange Productions’ nationally syndicated radio program The Sounds of Sinatra with Sid Mark, has spent over 30 years producing the ever popular program alongside his father, Sid Mark. They shared an extraordinary number of experiences with both radio personalities and entertainment luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Jr., Nancy Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Vic Damone and more. “Working with my father has been the best years of my life and I look forward to continuing the tradition of Sid Mark & Frank Sinatra.” said Mr. Mark.

Charles L. “Chuck” Granata is a leading expert on Frank Sinatra, a writer, record producer, music historian and archivist. Mr. Granata is the author of 4 books, including the award-winning book Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording, as well as producer of Nancy Sinatra’s program “Nancy for Frank” on Sirius-XM radio.

Dana Polan is Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. He has taught about Frank Sinatra at NYU and has lectured about him at Ohio State University and Notre Dame. He is the author of 10 books in film and media, including Dreams of Flight: The Great Escape in American Film and Culture, Julia Child’s The French Chef, among others. He is the former President of the Society for Cinema Studies, and in 2003 was selected as one of that year’s Academy Foundation Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Rounding out the afternoon will be a lively performance of Sinatra songs by the talented jazz vocalist and sensational crooner, Zack Alexander. As the winner of the 2016 ‘Sinatra Idol’ competition in Hoboken, Zack is dedicated to bringing the Great American Songbook to life for current and future generations.

Free event parking is available at 2 Main Street, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ or if lot is filled, free parking also at 43 Main Street, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ.

Advance tickets are required to attend. Tickets are on sale now.  A code number is required to enter the ticket site to purchase. For code number and ticket info, contact Karen Morris at  sand3737@gmail.com

Hong Kong – CSD stages musical drama to promote law-abiding and rehabilitation messages (with photos)

CSD stages musical drama to promote law-abiding and rehabilitation messages (with photos)


     ​The Correctional Services Department (CSD) staged a youth musical drama, “Direct Your Life”, at Queen Elizabeth Stadium today (December 16). More than 2 000 teachers and students from 40 schools, principals, members of parent-teacher associations and District Fight Crime Committees, as well as other community partners of the CSD attended the event.

     Speaking at the opening ceremony of the musical drama, the Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung, said that the musical drama “Direct Your Life” disseminates the message that everyone is the director of their own life who can decide on their life development. Although persons in custody had gone astray and made mistakes, they can create a new world of their own as long as they choose the correct and law-abiding life path again.

     The musical drama is set in the 2019 black-clad violence, when many youngsters were influenced by false information and committed illegal acts. Through this musical, the CSD hopes to enable students to develop critical thinking skills and correct values.

     The musical drama, matched with pop songs, was performed by professional actors, youngsters of the Rehabilitation Pioneer Leaders and officers of the CSD. An interactive session was also held to encourage students to express their opinions, inspiring them to think from multiple perspectives. The CSD also arranged for a rehabilitated person to talk about the heavy price he had paid for committing crime and his journey of rehabilitation. He advised youngsters to be law-abiding, distinguish right from wrong, and think twice before they act.

     The CSD has endeavoured to collaborate with schools and social service organisations to promote community education and disseminate to students and young people the messages of safeguarding our country and home, leading a law-abiding and drug-free life and supporting offender rehabilitation. Recently, the CSD has included national security education, moral and civic education, legal knowledge, etc into community education activities, so as to cultivate in students law-abiding values and national awareness, as well as to enhance their sense of national identity.     

Iconic Rock Musical “Rent” to Hit the Stage at Penguin Point Productions

 Oviedo-based community theater company, Good Vibes Theatre Co., will present the rock musical “Rent” from August 12 – 14 at Penguin Point Productions in the Oviedo Mall. The Good Vibes creative team and their cast of local talent aim to bring a fresh take to Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical.

“We’re excited to put our own spin on such an iconic piece of musical theater history, especially with a show that still feels so real and relevant in today’s climate,” said director Jamaal Solomon, who also plays the role of anarchist-philosopher, Tom Collins. “As a community theater group, our shows need to reflect both our community’s spirit and its diversity. We wanted to build an environment where people from all backgrounds feel seen and could come together to celebrate love and life.”

Set in the East Village of New York City during the height of the AIDS crisis, “Rent” is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Rent” has become a cultural phenomenon, with a story that still resonates as strongly with audiences today as it did over 25 years ago, when its Broadway debut introduced the world to a new kind of musical — one that was modern, real and raw.

“Discrimination, and the atomization brought about by capitalism, can have painful and heartbreaking impacts on the lives of good people, and I think ‘Rent’ shows us that in a very honest and beautiful way,” said actor Alex Storer, who plays troubled filmmaker Mark Cohen. “Mark is a dream role for me because I strongly relate to his internal conflict between his desire for stability and security and his need to express and create. I’m excited to bring my personal experience with that conflict to the role.”

Actor Zach Smith, who plays Roger Davis — an HIV-positive rock musician attempting to write one perfect song before his time is up — also finds a personal connection to his character through the show’s rock-n-roll score.

“When I first started out in the theater community, I was drawn to ‘Rent’ because it was the first time I’d heard a musical with a ‘rock opera’ vibe,” said Smith. He says that Roger’s musical aspirations resonate with his own from years ago. “My buddies and I once tried forming a band playing out of one of our parents’ garages for the neighborhood kids. Trying to make a name for ourselves and write that ‘One Great Song’ — to no avail, of course. We were just kids after all, but it’s a memory I will cherish forever. As someone who grew up listening to a lot of classic and alternative rock music, this show was right up my alley.”

Alongside Solomon, Storer and Smith, the cast of “Rent” includes Iris M. Johnson (Mimi Marquez), Aubrey Gore (Maureen Johnson), Natalia Medina (Joanne Jefferson), Cesar Montenegro (Angel Dumott Schunard), Jacob Eaddy (Benjamin Coffin III) and a multi-talented ensemble featuring Hailey Marquez, Rubin Orellano, Xavier Crawford, Rebecca DeJesus, Nate Hernandez, Rachel Geib, Alyssa Perez and Paul Pelletier, Jr.

“Rent” is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


Penguin Point Productions

1220 Oviedo Mall Boulevard

Oviedo, FL 32765


Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m.

Ticket Cost:

$20 (discounts available for seniors and students.)

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More About Penguin Point Productions

Penguin Point Productions is a one-stop shop for performing arts classes, camps, costumes, and community theater located in the Oviedo Mall. Offerings include classes in art, dance, music, theater and writing for students from pre-school through adult; summer camps for grades K-12; a community costume and prop collection; and community theater for all audiences. Learn more at penguinpointproductions.com.

Press Contact:

Caroline Hull, Production Manager



More About Good Vibes Theatre Co.

Founded in 2021 in Oviedo, FL, Good Vibes Theatre Co. is dedicated to creating a positive, diverse community where artists can collaborate, create, and grow. The company is led by Jamaal K. Solomon, Iris M. Johnson and Justin J. Scarlat. Past productions include last summer’s Heathers: The Musical and this spring’s Miscast Cabaret. Learn more at goodvibestheatreco.com.

Press Contact:

Annie Lovelock, Marketing Director

407-853-2714 ‬


Good Vibes Theatre Co.

Annie Lovelock

‪(407) 853-2714‬




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