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New TAKII Performer & World Tour Show Debuting!
"Classic" (Asian) Rock: Acclaimed Rock Harpist, Julia Mae Staley, Debuts @ TAKII & Makenai X-Posé Premiers This Saturday!
....but WAIIIIT, a person this talented must have more to their story, right? If you answered with "yes", then you'd be correct! So let's take a few more moments to learn more about the enigma that is Julia Mae Staley:
Julia Mae Staley worked closely with the Guild Hall School in London on a project to collectively compose works with disadvantaged, young Baltimore students. She has also given her time to other houses of academia nationwide as a musical theater pit performer. Miss Staley also taught piano & voice for 2 years at a local music studio, but not before graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the Peabody Conservatory Of Music in 2010, with an unofficial Composition minor. If you're looking to enjoy Julia Mae beyond the confines of TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~, she will be performing at the West Chester Harpfest this November 2014 as a special guest, live with 20 harps & an orchestra, followed by teaching early music as a guest at an Elizabethan Reenactor's Camp in the Spring of 2015. More activities & dates to be announced as the year rolls along, so be sure to show your support for Julia Mae Staley whenever & however you can!
At the conclusion of TAKII 17 ~Densetsu~, we polled you, our TAKII Family, to determine which kinds of festivities you enjoyed the most. And as a result of that feedback, we have created a new stop on our TAKII World Tour known as Makenai X-Posé! A blend of "Makenai: Fusion Charity Benefit Concert" & "X-Treme X-Posé" panels, Makenai X-Posé takes place on August 16th, 2014 (THIS SATURDAY, 6:00pm - 10:00pm EST) from 1 of TAKII's newest venue partners, Studio 34 (located at 4522 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143, which is 8-10 blocks from The Rotunda). Co-hosted by TAKII Founder, D-chan, & TAKII 17's hostess, Anastasia Oxnuttz, it promises to be a buffet of sights & sounds for all fans of Asian culture fandom, all for only a $10.00 at-door entry fee. Sharing with us their talents for the special premiere of Makenai X-Posé will be "Returning Legends" Lady Ai (J-Rock/J-Pop vocalist) & the Manly Battleships (convention panelists extraordinaire)
As we expand the brand that is The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational, we are always looking for people to donate their talents & become members of our Team TAKII Coalition (http://takii.pdnmz.com/
If you thought what we've shared with you about TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~ up to this point was awesome, then you will ABSOLUTELY fall in love with what we plan on revealing in the days, weeks, & months ahead. Until then, see y'all this Saturday at our World Tour premier of Makenai X-Posé (^_*)!!
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