Press Release: Luke Wade from “The Voice” To Perform In Annapolis

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Luke Wade finished in the Top 8 of NBC’s The Voice Season 7

Wade to perform at Ram’s Head on Stage in Annapolis, MD on April 15th as part of his Northeastern Tour

March 30, 2015 – (FT WORTH, TX)  Texas soul singer Luke Wade from Season 7 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning music competition, “The Voice,” will launch the second leg of his tour hitting nineteen cities in twenty-one days.  Luke recently returned from the first run of his multi-city tour selling out some of his favorite spots in his home state and new hotspots around the country. 

He may not have won the trophy, but soul singer Luke Wade won the respect and praise of his celebrity mentors and fans on “The Voice,” and Wade says he is enjoying being on the road with his full band, No Civilians, and getting back to bringing his high-energy style of music to his fans across the country.

Luke recently joined the world famous Patti LaBelle at the “Dream Marches On” concert at Alabama State University Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery, AL on March 7th.  LaBelle and Wade were there to commemorate and honor the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.

Luke Wade will perform live on April 15th at Ram’s Head on Stage, 33 West St.

Annapolis, MD.  For information call (410) 268-4545.  Tickets are $20 and are available at www.ticketfly.com.

Luke will release the second single from his album, “The River” on April 6th titled “As Long as She Knows”.  Wade says his music explores the space between folk and soul, and he plans to play his original music from both of his full-length albums, “Tomorrow’s Ghosts” and “The River” as well as unreleased music on the second leg of his tour.

About Luke Wade:
Growing up in the quiet little Texas town of Dublin seems a fateful beginning for a soul singer. The youngest of four children, a childhood bout with spinal meningitis proved nearly fatal, a paintball accident left him blind in one eye and some years later a severe heatstroke left him with amnesia and took him to the edge once again. Though these experiences inevitably influence Luke, his music remains eternally hopeful without an ounce of resignation.

About Luke on The Voice:
Fort Worth Texas Soul Singer Luke Wade ended up just shy of the Top 4 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series “The Voice” Season 7.  Luke remained in the competition at Universal Studios and throughout every episode into the finale this season.  Luke was featured on The Today Show, the Ellen Show, Entertainment Tonight, E!, and many, many other nationally syndicated programs throughout his journey on the show.  He was an early favorite to win and was “the face” of The Voice promos starting three weeks out of the competition which began on September 22nd and ended on December 16th, 2014.   He managed a 4 chair turn in the Blind Audition and won the Battle Round, the Knockout Round, the Live Play-offs, the Top 12, Top 10, Top 8, and was eliminated at the Top 5 mark.  Luke was invited back to compete for the Wild Card round, but failed to advance to The Top 4.  He gained thousands of fans, millions of YouTube views, a contract with Fleming Artists, and began a 2015 Tour on January 2nd of this year. 

Tour Schedule:

2015

Mar 18 – SXSW – The Music Ranch, Austin, TX

Mar 19 – SXSW – The Listening Room at Winflo, Austin, TX 

Mar 20 – SXSW – Swan Dive, Austin, TX

Mar 21 – SXSW – Doc’s Motorworks, Austin, TX

Apr 6 – The Demo, St. Louis, MO

Apr 7 – City Winery – Chicago, IL

Apr 8 – The New Vintage, Louisville, KY

Apr 9 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY

Apr 10 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI

Apr 11 – The Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, IN

Apr 12 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 14 – Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA

Apr 15 – Ram’s Head on Stage – Annapolis, MD

Apr 16 – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA

Apr 17-18 – Alive After Five Cruise, New York City, NY

Apr 19 – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

Apr 21 – A&R Bar, Columbus, OH

Apr 23 – Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival, Stephenville, TX

Apr 24 – Mesquite Real Texas Festival, Mesquite, TX

May 5 – The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS

May 6 – The Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO

May 7 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT

May 8 – Neurolux, Boise, ID

May 9 – The Palomino Club, Spokane, WA

May 11 – Triple Door, Seattle, WA

May 12 – Alhambra Theatre, Portland, OR

May 13 – McNear’s Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA

May 14 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

May 16 – Hard Rock Live, Las Vegas, NV

May 17 – The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA

May 20 – Hotel Café, Los Angeles, CA

May 22 – The Merrow, San Diego, CA

May 23 – Pub Rock, Scottsdale, AZ

June 28 – Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth, TX

July 30 – Birdsong Amphitheater, Stephenville, TX

 

Press Release: MPT airs Fighting Cancer Q&A as local tie to Ken Burns national documentary series

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MPT airs Fighting Cancer: Q&A as local tie

to Ken Burns national documentary series

OWINGS MILLS, MD – In conjunction with the national PBS telecast of the new Ken Burns documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Maryland Public Television will broadcast a one-hour local special, Fighting Cancer: Q&A, to highlight important local research and explore local challenges to and support for cancer treatment.  The MPT program airs Wednesday, April 1, at 8 pm.

 

Fighting Cancer: Q&A,  moderated by MPT’s Carolyn Black-Sotir, features the following guests:

·       Drs. Stuart Martin and Gregory Carey, researchers, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

·       Dr. Robert Brookland, chair, Department of Radiation Oncology,  Greater Baltimore Medical Center, member of national board of American Cancer Society

·       Stacey Huber, patient navigator, Mercy Medical Center

·       Maria Dennis, on-air personality, Radio MIX 106.5, cancer survivor

·       Ashley Varner, psychosocial oncology specialist, Anne Arundel Medical Center

Viewers of the MPT program are invited to call in to speak with cancer information specialists from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The toll-free ACS number 1-800-227-2345 will be staffed offsite for calls from viewers who seek more information throughout the MPT telecast.  Viewers may also tweet questions in advance of the broadcast date to the on-air guests at this address:  @marylandpubtv. 

About MPT

Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state-licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).  MPT’s six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia.  Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows.  Beyond broadcast, MPT’s commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is manifest in its year-round instructional events and super-website Thinkport which garners in excess of 1.4 million visits annually. 

Press Release: MPT Announces 11th Annual Chesapeake Bay Week

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11th annual Chesapeake Bay Week®

Weeklong event features programming to highlight secrets of the Chesapeake

 

OWINGS MILLS — Maryland Public Television (MPT) celebrates the Chesapeake Bay in April by presenting stories that spotlight the history and heritage of the nation’s largest estuary. With fascinating new shows and past favorites, the program offers stories of the Bay and helps to put the future of the Bay in perspective.

Highlights of new programs during Chesapeake Bay Week®:

Chesapeake Bay Summit: Charting a Course – Tuesday, April 21 at 8 pm

Despite spending more than $15 billion on water quality and restoration efforts over 35 years, only minimal improvements have been made to the bay’s health. The Chesapeake Bay Summit brings together some of the world’s leading experts on the bay to discuss its most pressing environmental issues. Moderated by Frank Sesno, the program will focus on creating a list of what experts believe are the major obstructions to Chesapeake Bay cleanup and effective alternatives.

 

Potomac by Air: Our Nation’s River – Friday, April 24 at 9 pm

Starting at Fairfax Stone, WV and traveling all the way to where the river meets the bay, Potomac by Air: Our Nation’s River dives deep into the natural and man-made history that makes up this important and historic waterway. From the Appalachian Mountains to D.C. and the Chesapeake Bay, this fly-over journey follows the river’s rapid descent through our nation’s landscape and history.

 

Chesapeake Villages – Wednesday, April 22 at 8 pm

The Chesapeake Bay has been the main source of support for watermen, businesses and communities along its shores for centuries. But because of poor water quality and declining catches of oysters, crabs and fish, some bayside towns are facing an uncertain future. Chesapeake Villages tells the story of three Eastern Shore villages  — Deal Island, Crisfield, and Hoopers Island — and people there who have been impacted by the Bay’s declining health.

 

Concert for the Chesapeake Bay – Saturday, April 25 at 7 pm & 12 am

With musical acts Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good, The Great American Canyon Band and The Herd of Main Street, this 90-minute program connects viewers and listeners to environmental volunteering opportunities that enhance and preserve the life of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

Secrets of the Chesapeake – Monday, April 20 at 10 pm

From buried treasure to haunted lighthouses, Secrets of the Chesapeake travels all over the Chesapeake region discovering unusual and striking locations unknown to the typical Marylander. The documentary encourages viewers to go beyond the usual landmarks and explore these extraordinary destinations.

 

Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake – Sunday, April 19 at 7 pm

Explore the unique, historic and magnificent homes surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. From St. Michael’s to Easton and Annapolis to St. Mary’s, this program takes viewers inside each home to discover the fascinating history and architecture behind it while meeting some of the people who live there.

 

Downee Ocean, Hon! – Sunday, April 19 at 11 pm

The OC experience — rich history, family traditions, and small-town charm — make the resort one of the East Coast’s top vacation spots. This documentary captures visitors’ favorite activities, from the beach to the boardwalk, the ferris wheel to Fager’s Island, and sunrise on the beach to nightlife by the bay.

For more information visit: www.bayweek.mpt.org

About MPT

Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state-licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).  MPT’s six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia.  Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows.  Beyond broadcast, MPT’s commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is delivered through year-round instructional events and the super-website Thinkport, which garners in excess of 19 million page views annually.  MPT’s community engagement connects viewers with local resources on significant health, education, and public interest topics through year-round outreach events, viewer forums, program screenings, and phone bank call-in opportunities.