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Great Women in Music Festival Marks Its 10th Anniversary This October in NYC

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Arlee Leonard Fall 2010 Marks the 10th Anniversary for New York City's Great Women in Music Festival

This October Will Make the 10th Installment of the Great Women in Music Festival, a Month Long Celebration of Women in Music Powered by Media Partner WRKS 98.7 KISS FM


New York, NY -- This fall will mark the 10th anniversary of one of the most exciting music festivals in New York City, Great Women In Music (GWIM). Great Women in Music is an ongoing celebration of the many contributions women have made to music and the world. From Jazz galas at Birdland, to soulful dance parties at SOB's, Great Women in Music is a comprehensive display and commemoration of female musicians and performers in all genres of music and of all ethnic backgrounds. Since 2005 Great Women In Music has partnered with New York's top-rated radio station WRKS 98.7 KISS FM to present successful events and premier live entertainment. Annually Great Women In Music presents an October month-long Festival throughout New York City that features legendary as well as up-and-coming performing artists. In a list that is inclusive of Phoebe Snow, Gloria Lynne, Floetry, Shirley Caesar, Carmen Lundy, Hip Hop Diva Olivia, Zap Mama, Ann Hampton Callaway, Regina Carter, and Leela James, Great Women In Music has reigned supreme as a presenter of memorable events. Throughout the year Great Women In Music also presents similar promotional events that help to bring attention to the long standing October Festival. On Wednesday, July 7th 2010, from 12:00pm-1:30pm, Great Women in Music will team with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to present a memorable performance by Jazz legend Arlee Leonard during the Summer Plaza Concert Series sponsored by Con Edison and located at Borough Hall of 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY. Great Women in Music's multifaceted Festivals are supplemented by a plethora of enlightening and educational events to help educate our audiences as well as provide answers to their ever growing concerns about the “business of music". GWIM has co-partnered with such historical institutions as ASCAP to heighten royalty protection and composer awareness. They have also teamed with Borders Books and Music to promote music education and present local artists. These much talked about Festivals and events have featured New York Times bestselling author Teri Woods as well as syndicated radio host Flo Anthony. Over the years thousands of people have attended Great Women In Music events, and with the help of the media (print, radio and television) the festival has victoriously reached the masses. Great Women In Music has always received an abundance of coverage regarding pre-event mentions and after-event critiques from such publications as The New York Times, The Daily News, The Amsterdam News and The Village Voice. As we approach the 10th season of Great Women In Music you are invited to join in the celebration of the significance, power, and finesse that women bring to the stage.

About Great Women in Music Great Women In Music is a New York City based, ongoing celebration of the many contributions women have made to music and the world. Annually Great Women In Music presents an October month-long Festival that features legendary as well as up-and -coming female performing artists. In a list that is inclusive of Phoebe Snow, Gloria Lynne, Floetry, Shirley Caesar, Carmen Lundy, Hip Hop Diva Olivia, Zap Mama, Ann Hampton Callaway, Regina Carter, and Leela James, Great Women In Music has reigned supreme as a presenter of memorable events. Please visit www.greatwomeninmusic.com for more information. About Arlee Leonard: Boasting a four-octave range, Arlee Leonard is a multi-talented songbird that has music running through her veins, as she began singing in the coffee houses and jazz clubs of Detroit, Michigan at the tender age of six with her renowned parents, Blues & Folk duo “David & Roselyn". On Wednesday afternoon, July 7th, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, Arlee Leonard will share her vocal magic with New York as a special guest of Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz as part of his Summer Plaza Concert Series sponsored by Con Edison of New York and located at Brooklyn Borough Hall of 209 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, NY.


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