Wednesday, September 9, 2009

FLOOZIE CD Release Party: "See You Later"

FLOOZIE CD Release Party: "See You Later"

The garage rock band FLOOZIE is proudly releasing their first full-length album, entitled “See
You Later”, on October 2, 2009 at The Crocodile Bar 88 West Chippewa St., Buffalo, NY, 14202. Doors 10 PM. Tickets $3.00 (recession-proof) at the door. This 21 and over show will be rockin' until 4 AM! Musical guest, Nelson Starr will also be performing.

Earlier this year, FLOOZIE made their way into the studio to record and produce their first full-length album, “See You Later.” The response to the album has been phenomenal. As a consequence, FLOOZIE's online presence is expanding with tangible results. 20Since posting new tracks, FLOOZIE's music has been attracting an average of 1,000 plays a week, per song, on Myspace along with generous sales at iTunes before the official release of the CD. To further harness that momentum, FLOOZIE is launching a tour of the northeast . . .and beyond.

“See You Later” is available at:

Barnes and Noble - 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd - Amherst, NY 14228: Record Baron - 3048 Delaware Ave. - Kenmore, NY 14217: Layla Clothing - 2870 Delaware Ave - Kenmore, NY 14217: Cross Roads Music - 6810 Main St - Williamsville, NY 14221.

FLOOZIE is available on iTunes!!

Jim Schwartz
(716) 471-8494

Get out to The Crocodile Bar on October 2, this CD is truly a piece of art. I reviewed it last month and suggest you grab it before you are unable to.

© Susan Marie
New York USA 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Artists United For Human Rights Event Listings


World March
(NY) & International

Buffalo Place

CNN iReport

Buffalo Me

Catholic.Org Pr Wire

Americans For The Arts

The Human Rights Campaign

Prevent Child Abuse NY

Mamapalooza, Inc.

The Examiner

Euphraxia Video

Taylor Made Jazz

Buffalo Me

Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County

Nomad Magazine

eStudent Network Buffalo PR Wire

Pub Articles PR Wire

My Space Videos 1 2

Buffalo Me Video

Tube Mogul

Yahoo Videos

MTV Think Bright



VOA News (Voice of America)

MTV's "Do Something" Campaign

All About Jazz

Black Planet

Cultural Niagara

One hour With Joe Latone: Malta: 65-67 USS Little Rock

An hour with Joe Latone, SFM E3 designated Striker USS Little Rock, USNR 3-68L Jamestown, NY 1965-67. June 8, 1967 Israel Defense Forces attacked the The USS Liberty. Joe served on the USS Little Rock as SFM3 (Ship Fitter), witnessing the 6 Day War in Israel. The USS Little Rock was the command ship of the 6th Fleet (COM6) of the Mediterranean. Joe spoke of the beauty he saw during active duty in numerous countries, as well as the rescue of the USS Liberty after attack by Israel. On June 8, 1967, 42 years ago, Joe had less than one month active duty in the Navy. To contact Joe Latone: To view the USS Little Rock: Buffalo Naval Park .

Lance Diamond: October 4, 2009 12n-7pm USS Little Rock: Buffalo NY

Artists United For Human Rights™

Free and Open To The Public
October 4, 2009 12n-7pm

USS Little Rock: Buffalo NY

Entertainer and Showman:

The Incredible
Lance Diamond 

is a legend in Western New York. There aren't many entertainers that can boast of fans from more than one generation. People remember Lance from shows at the Executive in the mid 70's. Today's generation know him as the guest vocalist with the Goo Goo Dolls. All generations still go to see him perform today and consider him the best dressed and the hardest working showman in Buffalo Music.

Lance has one thing on his mind and that is to entertain beyond the best of his ability. Lance started performing in the 70's with the New Breed. During the 70's and 80's he traveled across the U.S. and Canada. He also traveled to Japan with Isaac as The Lance Diamond Show. During this time he opened for such national artists as James Brown, The Righteous Brothers and many others. He came to the attention of a new generation of fans when he recorded with the Goo Goo Dolls on "Down on the Corner" and "Never Take the Place of Your Man" with the Goos for Metal Blade, Warner Brother Records. In 1995, Lance was featured on MTV with the Goo Goo Dolls to raise AIDS Awareness for the "No Alternative Album", along with Soul Asylum and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, performing the Rolling Stone's classic: "Bitch". This song has made an appearance online International. Lance has also recorded his own CD's, "Gold", "A Lance Diamond Christmas", and is currently in the studio recording his CD of originals titled "Lancification."

Lance engages his audience like no other. His shows are highly charged non-stop motion, his golden voice and platinum wardrobe have won him a devoted following of which he so lovingly refers to as his family. People travel from miles around to be taken in by the warmth and the style of a Buffalo Legend. Lance can be seen at The Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel every Friday 6 - 9:30 pm and The Elmwood Lounge every Saturday 11:30 pm - 2am.

Lance has entertained in every major club in the WNY area and toured the world with the USO entertaining troops. He has been a featured artist at Buffalo's Thursday at the Square, the Buffalo New Years Eve Ball Drop, and the Taste of Buffalo. Lance has been featured in Time Warner commercials and made a national appearance on A&E's (Arts & Entertainment Television) show " Confessions of a Matchmaker during 2007. " Lance also has the # 1 radio show on Saturday night in WNY. "Saturday Night Fever with Lance Diamond" airs every Saturday night on WJYE 96.1 FM from 6pm – 12 mid. Lance received the Al Tinney Award for Outstanding Career Achievement, Top Male Vocalist, 2009 Radio Personality of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and The Legends Award.

You can see Lance perform on October 4, 2009 during 12n - 7pm at The Buffalo & Erie County Naval Park aboard the USS Little Rock in support of two organizations dealing with child abuse prevention and awareness. Prevent Child Abuse NY (and CFTAN- Citizens Task Force Against Violence Buffalo) and Maiti Nepal. October is National Prevention of Violence Month.

For more info: and for "Artists United For Human Rights™ "c/o Susan Marie 716-783-7067. Pearl Street Grill will be on site to provide catering and refreshments, Buffalo Indie Market will provide artists to sell their wares, giving 20% of sales to both organizations along with Nomad Magazine's Community Painting Project (an auction) and Artfully Aware.

Lance is an inductee of The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and The City of Buffalo named November 23rd as Lance Diamond Day. This is one performer you most certainly do not wish to miss.

Create The World You Wish To Live. Promote Positive Global Change.

© Susan Marie

New York USA 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Artists United For Human Rights: USS Little Rock

Artists United For Human Rights Buffalo, NY, October 4, 2009 12n - 6pm

On October 4, 2009, aboard the USS Little Rock, Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, musicians and artists combine forces to support human rights. From 12n-6pm Sunday, this festival features non-stop live music, artists and business selling their wares, and directors of task forces and organizations that support human rights focusing on education, awareness and prevention of child abuse and trafficking. This all day event is free and open to the public in direct support of Maiti Nepal (ATSEC) and Prevent Child Abuse NY (Citizens Task Force Buffalo) with a focus on The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Coordinators of this event, musician, Noa Bursie and Susan Marie, Public Relations, were compelled to support human rights focusing on abuse and trafficking after viewing the PBS Documentary by Andrew Levine, "The Day My God Died." Bursie and Marie contacted Maiti Nepal, the main focus of the film, combining that with the main abuse prevention organization in New York State. ATSEC (Action against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children) in Nepal responded with full support, as did Prevent Child Abuse NY with Citizen's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (CTFCAN) (7 task forces in Buffalo.)

When asked why they wished to hold this event, Susan responded, "One day I hope to be a part of legislation passing The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a legal document. Issues that exist globally are in my own backyard, we have to start somewhere and my city (Buffalo) is ready and willing to give." When asked of her involvement, Noa replied, "When I saw the video, the experience of these women and children resonated in me. The connection with this suffering transcends culture or nationality - language or religious beliefs, and I knew I had to do something.

The Organizations

Prevent Child Abuse New York:
Since 1980, Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) has inspired parents, policy makers and community members to put the needs of kids first. Focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start, PCANY works to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. Through statewide leadership and collaboration, PCANY ensures the healthy development of New York’s children, recognizing that physical and emotional health are essential to community well-being and economic prosperity.

“Buffalo musicians and artists are proving to be strong advocates for children,” said Christine Deyss, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse New York. “With our colleagues from the Citizen’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, we are tremendously excited and grateful for their coming together to help prevent child abuse and victimization.”

PCANY is part of the growing movement to prevent child abuse before it occurs. This movement is based on the belief that a greater focus on prevention will decrease both the short and long-term costs to society while eliminating the pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life that victims experience throughout their lifetime. For more information, visit PCANY HERE.

Maiti Nepal,
founded 1993, is a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor, exploitation and torture. Maiti Nepal was formed to fight against social evils inflicted upon the female populace. It's primary focus is preventing trafficking for forced prostitution, rescuing flesh trade victims and rehabilitation. This social organization works to find justice for victimized girls and women by engaging in criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the criminals. It has highlighted the trafficking issue with its strong advocacy from the local to national and international levels.

"My colleagues and myself at ATSEC Nepal think you are doing a great job and HATS Off to your enthusiasm. You [the artists and musicians] have given an emotional and a personal touch to the cause, which I think is truly commendable.", said Sabin Gurung, from ATSEC. Ms. Anuradha Koirala, founder and director of Maiti Nepal added, ""They [women and children] are working to help their sisters and they know the horror of the victims." "Society rejects me and my girls, but they are the most important thing in my life."

Maiti's focus are practical steps such as counseling, non-formal education on health, laws, basic reading and writing, and income-generation skills with provided shelter until they are ready to stand on their feet. The sexually abused girls, abandoned children, potential victims of trafficking, destitute women, prisoner's children, returnees from Indian brothels, girls and children infected with HIV and Hepatitis B, and intercepted girls are the major target groups or beneficiaries of The Maiti Nepal Endowment Trust Fund. Visit Maiti Nepal HERE and Friends of Maiti Nepal (U.S. Affiliation) HERE.

The Artists:

Noa Bursie, Emile Latimer, Lance Diamond, The BloodThirsty Vegans, Joni Russ, Van Taylor Project (AFE-USO), Rob Falgiano, Gruvology, Mandrill (International) , Derek McKeith (NYC), Joyce Wilson Nixon Band and more TBA.

Artists & Installations:
Artfully Aware (International), Nomad Magazine Community Painting Project (local), Buffalo Indie Market (local), and Poet Tree Magazine (International.)

Join us for a full day of FREE music, artwork displayed from diverse cultures and genres, and visit the Naval and Military Park to support our Marina and two organizations that assist OUR children. October is National Prevention of Violence Month, this event is between International Day of Non-Violence (Mahatma Gandhi), and Day of Unity Against Domestic Violence.

Support your city, your state, your country, your world. Become a part of the beginning of positive global change beginning in Buffalo, New York on October 4. Work to build the world we want to live in. All you have to do is attend.

All artists are donating 20% of their sales to both organizations and the musicians are playing for free to support the cause. Help us help others.

Artists United For Human Rights © is a registered project under President Barack Obama's Serve.Gov, Million Voices Campaign and The World March for Peace and Non-Violence.

The Sponsors:

The Naval and Military Park, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, International Justice Mission, Van Taylor Production, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Think Twice Radio, Artfully Aware, Buffalo Indie Market, Nomad Magazine, Poet Tree Magazine, Noa Bursie and Susan Marie.

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For sponsorship/donations/volunteers/press:


Susan Marie Public Relations
Noa Bursie


New York USA 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

40th Anniversary of Woodstock: Free Concert Golden Gate Park

40th Anniversary of Woodstock "West Fest"

Free Concert Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, Sunday, October 25, 2009 9-6pm


Woodstock was not just an event, a happening, or a concert with 400,000 people. It was a pivotal moment of realization for an entire generation, an epiphany, a moment of realization for the entire country. The hip movement started in San Francisco a couple of years earlier in the Haight Ashbury and the “Summer of Love” had spread across the nation. There were now millions of hip people with 400,000 of them converging on Woodstock.

Woodstock was a statement to the world, “humanity had evolved”, coming together through peace, love and spirituality. An event whose original intent was to make money became the largest FREE event in history. The hip movement had come of age and was recognized by the world. The principles of love swept the country and we had become the ‘Woodstock Nation”.

Hundreds of San Francisco stars and musical luminaries will perform at this October 25, 2009 event to commemorate the original principles of peace, love and spirituality. The Woodstock 40th will begin with a blessing by the American Indigenous People and several Beat Generation poets. There will be many speakers from the Peace Movement, the Free Speech Movement and the Anti-War Movement along with many of the acts who originally performed at Woodstock (to be announced). There will also be an “Eco Friendly Green Village” highlighting the products, services, and information of the emerging green movement.

Acts confirmed with more to come: Denny Laine (of Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues) - Lester Chambers (the Chambers Brothers) - The Original Lowrider Band (with Lee Oskar) - Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson (From Sly and the Family Stone) - Harvey Mandel and the Snake band - Barry “The Fish” Melton - Alameda All Stars (Gregg Allman’s Band) - Michael McClure (Beat Poet) and Ray Manzarek (from the Doors) - David Denny (from Steve Miller) with Prairie Prince of "The Tubes" - Diana Mangano (formerly of The Jefferson Starship) - Greg Douglas, Carlos Rios; PF Sloan; Jimmy McCarty (from Detroit Wheels) - Peter Kaukonen (from Jefferson Airplane) - Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin) - John York (from the Byrds) - Leigh Stevens (from Blue Cheer) - Narada Michael Walden - The Great Jeffersonian (members of the Original Jefferson Airplane) - Kathi McDonald and Friends - El Chicano - Cathy Richardson band - David and Linda La Flamme (It’s a Beautiful Day) - Lydia Pense and Cold Blood - Lost Creek Gang and the Merry Pranksters with Ken Babbs - George Walker, and Mountain Girl - Volenti and Saunders - Mitchell Holman - Jose Neto and Friends - The Mutaytor - Rock Hendricks (Bobby Womack - Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day” 40th Anniversary - Scoop Nisker - KFOG - David Harris – speaker - Matthew Rosenthal – Prevent Hate - Bettina Aptheker – Free Speech Movement - Ben Fong -Torres (Rolling Stone) - David Hilliard - Black Panther Party - Benjamin Hernandez – Harts and Hands elders - Blue Thunder Dennis Banks – AIM Wounded Knee - Dennis Peron and Richard Eastman (Marijuana Initiative) - David Rovic; Rabbi Joseph Langer - Terrance Hallinan (Former SF DA) - Paul “Lobster” Wells (DJ) - Aron “Pieman” Kay (from the Yippies) - Some acts can not be advertised until 30 days out.

Poster series: Stanley Mouse, Arnold Skolnick (original Woodstock 69 poster artist), Chris Shaw, Mike Dolgushkin, Wendy Wright, David Singer, Mark Henson, Carlon Ferris, Dave Huckins, Lee Conklin, Bob Masse, Andrew Annenberg, Victor Moscosco, Michael Moss, Thomas Yeates, Chrissy Costello, Gilbert Johnson and Dusty Hughston, Michael V. Rios, Burry Olsen, Pat Ryan, Ron Donovin – Fire House Crew.

In honor of Jimi Hendrix, who headlined the festival in 1969, 3,000 guitar players will attempt to break the World's Record for the Largest Guitar Ensemble playing "Purple Haze" -- all at the same time! Players are encouraged to register at:

Producer: 2b1 Multimedia Inc. and the Council of Light in association with Artie Kornfeld, the original producer of “Woodstock 1969”

Where: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA USA

Non-Profit: 501-(c) 3

Admission: FREE

Contact: Boots Hughston, 415-861-1520 or

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2nd Annual Walk Off Hunger Food Bank WNY Sun. Aug. 2nd In Memory Of Cantor Susan Wehle, Crash Flight #3407

Food Bank of WNY

91 Holt Street

Buffalo, NY 14206

(716) 852-1305

Fax (716) 852-7858


Mike Billoni

BUFFALO, NY, JULY 27, 2009 – The second annual Walk Off Hunger for the Food Bank of WNY will be held this Sunday, August 2, beginning on the grounds of Temple Beth Am at 11:00 AM. Participants will be walking in memory of Temple Beth Am’s Cantor, Susan Wehle, who, along with 49 others, lost her life in the Flight 3407 plane crash in February.

Last year, Cantor Wehle spoke at the opening ceremonies for the inaugural Walk Off Hunger, calling for unity and encouraging people from all faiths and cultures to help fight hunger in our community. Her inspirational words urged everyone to take on the task of healing the world, and through this walk, we can make big strides in reaching this goal.

“This is a great opportunity for families and people of all faiths and cultures to join in a common goal – feeding the hungry in our community, and, in the process, demonstrating that we can make a difference, together,” said Gary Bluestein, Chair of Walk Off Hunger.

The 2-mile family-friendly walk will begin and end at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville. Check-in and registration will begin at 10:00 AM and the walk at 11:00 AM. To pre-register on-line or for more information, please visit the Food Bank’s website at: Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard and members of the Sheriff’s Dept. Mounted Division will be in attendance and will participate in the walk. Jodi Johnston of Ch. 2 Daybreak is the emcee.

Platinum sponsors for Walk Off Hunger are: Bluestein & Muhlbauer, P.C.; Freed Maxick & Battaglia; General Mills; Gleichenhaus, Marchese and Weishaar, P.C.; Tops Friendly Markets; Uncle Bob’s Self Storage and Wegmans.

There will be limited parking available at Temple Beth Am along with parking in surrounding neighborhoods. Additional parking with a free shuttle bus is available at the old Vic’s Plaza located at North Forest and Maple Road, in Williamsville.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The 2009 Niagara Music Forum

Niagara Music Forum (NMF) is getting ready to bring the Music industry’s best and brightest to Niagara once again. Norris-Whitney Communications, publisher of Canadian Musician magazine: Canada’s premiere magazine for musicians and music practitioners will host the event on Saturday, October 17 at the Four Points Sheraton (Brock Room) 3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, Ontario. Attendance by registration is at a cost of only $45. Registration information is available HERE.

The Niagara Music Forum (NMF) is a 1-day event to connect with musicians and music industry professionals from Ontario and surrounding U.S border-states. It is an opportunity to hear from industry experts that are at the top of their game.

NMF is a chance to gain a competitive edge, access industry resources, get connected with some of the different areas of the music industry as well as open up new markets. “The Niagara Music Forum is a much needed outlet to sustain connection between the United States and Canada. As a result of this forum (08), I was able to write about and book musicians in the United States”, says Susan Marie, Public Relations Liaison from Buffalo, NY.

NMF '09 will feature topics such as publishing, recording, distribution, promotion, booking, contracts and more. Speakers come from a variety of fields such as recording label, entertainment law, marketing and promotions, booking, and media.

The Forum provides a unique learning experience, industry knowledge on a range of topics, opportunity to engage the industry representatives, and topped off with a reception for all attendees and speaker. All registered attendees will also have exclusive access to the database of attendees and speakers. Additional information is available at

NMF will bring new markets together to connect with each other, open dialogue for partnerships and collaborations, and provide a wealth of knowledge and resources. “We originally did the Forum to connect musicians and music related professionals from in and around southern Ontario and Buffalo. The response was overwhelming, and this year we are looking forward to a bigger and more exciting event, says Jim Norris, President of Norris-Whitney Communications.

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For media information, please contact Nik Duncan, 905-641-3471

Monday, July 27, 2009

Habitat For Humanity: Lowe's Gift Card Fundraiser August 6, 2009

A new Lowe's store is opening on Southwestern Blvd in the Southtowns, and on one August 6, 2009, if you buy a gift card in any amount, Lowe's will donate a matching amount to Habitat for Humanity.

An example:

Buy a $50 gift card (to be used at ANY Lowe's nation-wide with NO expiry), and you will get the gift card. On that day only, for purchases at that store on that day, Lowe's will match the gift card amount with a gift to Habitat. Your gift card purchase gets you the card and Habitat gets the equal amount to help build more homes.

If you are unable to get to the store on that date, please contact Bonnie Botsford: and she will gladly purchase it for you. She will be staffing a table there mid-day, and would gladly mail you the gift card in exchange for a check made out to her for the identical amount.

If you're anticipating a new appliance, deck, shelving unit,lamp, you name it, it's the perfect way to simplify your selection and help Habitat at the same time.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

WUFO's 2009 Wellness Campaign: "Get in Shape for Life"

WUFO 1080 AM, one of the most influential mediums within the communities of the City of Buffalo is promoting “Good Health,” in addition to spreading awareness about the steps to cancer/illness prevention and treatment.

Their “2009 Wellness Campaign July - October" is specifically designed to encourage our communities to become educated and informed about:

1. How do I prevent this cancer/illness?
2. Where do I go if I’ve been diagnosed?
3. How do I treat this form of cancer/illness, and what are the costs?

Partner with WUFO 1080 AM in order to be fully successful in this awareness campaign, for every little bit goes along way. Any organization(s) group(s) or individual(s) interested in sponsoring WUFO’s Wellness Campaign: “Promoting Good Health for Life” is strongly encouraged to join and jump aboard!

Everyday Health Awareness and illness preventions are a number one focus for all of us, especially when so many of us are or know someone suffering from or combating- Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Mental health disorders, and more.

*Help us spread awareness by becoming a sponsor today!*


SheMisa Ali
WUFO 1080 AM
Radio Personality/Advertising Account Exec.
Office: 716-834-1080
Cell: 716-949-3276
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