“The new Broadway musical Baby It’s You! tells the inspiring story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry’s first female powerhouse. Starring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Greenberg, conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet, Baby It’s You! begins performances at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) TONIGHT (March 26), and opens Wednesday, April 27, 2011”


Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/BABY_ITS_YOU_Begins_Previews_Tonight_20110326#ixzz1HuPNzGtS

For my articles on Florence Greenberg and the Shirelles

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/a-tribute-to-florence-greenberg/

http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/the-shirelles-christmas-song-mama-my-soldier-boys-coming-home/

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Have you heard the biggest song in the world “Friday” by Rebecca Black or the cover of it by BOB DYLAN?

Remember…“IF IT’S ON THE INTERNET, IT’S GOTTA’ BE TRUE!”

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Last year when my friend producer/ manager, Joel Diamond, who was under consideration to be an “American Idol” judge and I were talking about the problems facing America today. Both of us wished that we could do more to help the country that has given us so many opportunities. The next day I got an e-mail from him, which he has allowed me to reprint.

Dear Artie,

I’m not a politician or even a reality show star; I’m just a guy who loves America and everything it stands for!  We are dealing with more crises at the same time than any other point in our history…but we cannot let it get us down.

While the rest of the world is in turmoil, we can proudly say that we have never turned away from a challenge because it looked too difficult or when it looked impossible.

I truly believe in America and the unifying power of music. It moved me so much that I recorded this brand new version of “UNITED WE STAND” by the Joel Diamond Experience featuring Benny Mardones and Teresa James in preparation for the 10th anniversary of 911, but I realized that America needed to hear it NOW!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5peYnpW75ro

“UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL AND IF OUR BACKS SHOULD EVER BE AGAINST THE WALL …WE’LL BE TOGETHER…TOGETHER YOU AND I.”

Your friend always,

Joel Diamond  http://joeldiamond.com

Artie Wayne on the Web hopes you’ll give “UNITED WE STAND” a listen and vote in the comments below to help make it the official theme of the anniversary of 9/11

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In 1974, when I was running Irving-Almo music, I lent one of our writers Randy Edleman out to score the first US-USSR film collaboration “The Bluebird”. Although it was a landmark event what made it memorable for me was meeting its star Elizabeth Taylor.

I was backstage at a Blood, Sweat, and Tears concert saying hello to my old high school classmate Freddie Lipsius who played sax with the group, when I was introduced to miss Taylor. It seems that they all spent some time together in the Soviet Union while the group was touring and she was filming “Bluebird”.

She smiled at me being a bit flustered and reverting to my childhood stammer as I stared into her legendary violet eyes. I gave up on trying to say, “I-I-I-I’m p-p-pleased to meet you “, and just smiled back.

It isn’t everyday you meet a legend, but when you do, you know you’re gonna’ remember it for the rest of your life Thank you for sharing your talent and your life with the world!

Ms. Taylor, May you ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

Respectfully, Artie Wayne

Here is the song “I Love You, Elizabeth” that Michael Jackson wrote for his longtime friend and performed at her 65th birthday celebration!

Here’s an excellent blog on Ms. Taylor by Sally Stevens “MY LIFE IN A DAY”  http://rockphiles.typepad.com/a_life_in_the_day/2011/03/goodbye-mrs-burton-.html

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On Saturday I got a note from hooponopono my YouTube friend in Japan who has one of the best Michael Jackson tribute sites in the world

Hi…How are you?
Japan is now in sorrow.
Michael is a daily music to heal damaged hearts.
I applied for your friends.
♥ The best regards
You’re a great channel.
I feel the warm love Michael ♥

Then as the morning progressed I heard about some of the scams that are being used to collect money for Japanese relief and I was appalled. There is only one organization that I have complete trust in and that’s the Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=f9efd2a1ac6ae210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD

Now I’m happy to say that the Universal Music group has just made an announcement…

LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber Irish rockers U2 are among the artists being featured on a digital-only album being rushed out by Universal Music to raise funds for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims.

Also confirmed are Rihanna, Bon Jovi and Nicki Minaj.

The world’s biggest record label aims to make the album available by the end of the week, although the lineup of artists has yet to be fully finalized. Proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross, a spokesman for the group said on Monday.

“We are doing it only digitally because it is faster, and this will be a worldwide release. The plan is to have it available later this week,” he added.

Key to the album’s success will be finding more major acts willing to waive royalties for songs that appear on the record. Lady Gaga, part of the Universal stable, may be one of the stars tapped to contribute to the album, having already raised money for the victims of Japan’s recent natural disasters by selling a special wristband.

The March 11 earthquake and tsunami left at least 21,000 people dead or missing.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

UPDATE  MONDAY MARCH 28, 2011

UNIVERSAL MUSIC RELEASES PACKAGE TO AID JAPAN!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-for-japan/id428401715

TO DONATE TO THE RED CROSS http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=f9efd2a1ac6ae210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD

ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB WILL ADD INFORMATION DAILY ABOUT OTHER LEGITIMATE EFFORTS TO AID OUR FRIENDS IN JAPAN.

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To reach my Youtube friend hooponopono http://www.youtube.com/user/hooponopono1043

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For the last ten years I’ve lived over the San Andreas Fault where the big earthquake has been predicted to hit. Am I Afraid? Hell Yeah!!! But I learned a secret that has kept me safe, which I’d like to share with you.

If we think of our planet as a living breathing entity then we have to treat it with kindness and understanding. If we pray for our Mother Earth, our collective consciousness can siphon off the negativity from our planet and reduce major conflicts within nations, calm unprecedented severe weather, as well as control the devastating power of earthquakes…but how do we do this?

In a deep meditation, it was revealed to me that I was currently one of two hundred people, all over the world from every culture and walk of life called “lesser guardians”, who are praying daily for the earth using the following technique…

in a quiet, semi-darkened room with your eyes closed, and start with a 2-2-5 breathing exercise…

1. (Inhale) hold your breath for a count of Two………1…………….2………….(Exhale)

(Inhale) hold your breath for a count of Two………1…………….2………….(Exhale)

(Inhale) this time hold your breath for a count of Five
1………….2………..3…………4…………5………(Exhale)

2. Repeat the 2-2-5 again

(Inhale) hold your breath for a count of Two………1…………….2………….(Exhale)

(Inhale) hold your breath for a count of Two………1…………….2………….(Exhale)

(Inhale) this time hold your breath for a count of Five
1………….2………..3…………4…………5……….(Exhale)

3. Visualize a flight of stairs and starting at the number 100, count backwards slowly to the number 1, seeing each number as you descend…100……………..99………………98……………etc.

When you reach the bottom say a prayer for your family, friends, and yourself, then say, “In Jesus’ name please protect this area from earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires, high winds, extreme temperatures, flash floods,mudslides, and terrorists.”

Then visualize your prayers combining with other prayers in the region enveloped in a Psychic Vortex and launched to where they’re needed (by counting forward from one to 200).

Finally, say “Positive Thinking brings results I desire… Positive Thinking brings results I desire… Positive Thinking brings results I desire…I trust in God. Positive Thinking brings results I desire… Positive Thinking brings results I desire… Positive Thinking brings results I desire… Positive Thinking brings results I desire. Everything is in divine order and I am part of the divine plan.”…now say it five more times.

I’ve been performing this ritual for over ten years now…and although danger has come close I’m still here!

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Special thanks to photographer/artist Sally Stevens for the photo at top celebrating the first day of Spring! http://sallystevens.fineartstudioonline.com/

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Recently, I got permission for a friend to videotape a private event in exchange for the use of whatever footage I appeared in. A simple arrangement which I didn’t think required a contract…I was wrong!

A few days after the event was over and I asked my former friend for a copy of my appearances he denied that we ever had such an agreement, and turned vicious when I insisted that we did.

Won’t he be surprised when the organizers of the event won’t give him permission to use any footage he shot! Do I feel bad about it, hell no, he deserves everything he gets, after all, assholes never take a day off.

It’s been about ten days since I started calling a large publisher whose recent royalty statements to me have been questionable. So far they haven’t gotten back to me, but each time I call them I record myself leaving my number…and a longer…nastier message each time.If I don’t hear from them by the end of next week, I’ll post all the messages up on YouTube and see how fast they respond!

I can’t wait until the LIVE CHARLIE SHEEN RANT AND RAVE TOUR comes to my town and exposes those “Assholes” he used to work for and prove without a shadow of a doubt that A@#HOLES NEVER TAKE A DAY OFF!

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