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||Terrific music. I loved "MY GIRL."
Get ready to experience the undeniably charged stage presence, with exciting vocal and instrumental prowess, in nearly every genre of music as the "Smooth Sound of the Quiet Storm" takes the stage. As a free-lance soloist entering the professional music scene from a classical and popular music background in the Rockies of Colorado, Michael (Mike) is currenly involved with the Arkansas Arts Council "Arts on Tour Roster." The Arkansas Arts on Tour roster provides a list of many of our state's finest solo and ensemble performers, individual visual artists, and prepared art exhibitions available for touring within Arkansas. Many of these roster artists will also provide workshops, master classes, and open rehearsals. An independent panel chooses new roster artists each year through an audition/interview process. Selection is based on the quality of the artists' work and on a demonstrated ability to tour in Arkansas. "An Official Arts on Tour Roster Artist Member of the Arkansas Arts Council and the Arkansas Heritage Foundation-sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts.
The Smooth Sound of the Quiet Storm (as he's popularly known) excites and fulfills even the most discriminating musical taste through artistic orchestration, engineering and production of vocal and instrumental music stylings as diverse as our culture. Effervescent qualities of contagious excitement and enthusiasm have been the hallmark of this eclectic artist and musician. It is on the music stages of symphonic, operatic, jazz, theatrical and Houses of Worship, where Mike meticulously researched and developed his craft, cultivating his particular stylistic musical interpretations. Over 25 years of performing arts experience has provided nation-wide audiences with superlative music utilizing state-of-the-art musical instruments, professional sound reinforcement, and tasteful stage lighting, creating an intriguing atmosphere capable of captivating and enhancing even the most demanding of occasions. Having been immersed in the arts and various musical genres and demonstrating strong aptitude in classical music from a very young age, Mike began his public performance career at 12 years of age. He is very grateful to his early music education influences, Cathie Lenzini Hanks, Roy Henson, James Buchanan, Steve Comi, Sid Rosen of the Pueblo, Colorado District 60 primary education system -from Spann Elementary, Risley Jr. High to East High School. His mentors and professors at the collegiate level were Trombone and Low Brass Teachers: Paul Whitehead of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band "Airmen of Note" Larry Wiehe of the United States Air Force Band, Edwin "Buddy" Baker of University of Northern Colorado and Indiana University; Ralph Levy, S. Gilbert Garcia, Jim Duncan, Frank Cedrone, Victoria Markowski, John Strobel, George Roach, Wayman Walker-U.N.C., J.D. Folsom of the University of New Mexico at Las Cruces; as well as the Music Department faculty of the University of Northern Colorado and University of Southern Colorado(formerly Southern Colorado State College); Don and Terri Bailey-Director of Jazz Studies and bands, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Their leadership, counsel, guidance and instruction, have long inspired Mike to pursue creative excellence in all his endeavors, on and off the performance stage. As a much sought-after and recognized arts and entertainment performance and recording artist, Mike performs and provides exceptionally dynamic live musical entertainment, esthetically pleasing and ambient musical environments, and is in great demand for all special occasions such as award ceremonies, banquets, conventions, concerts, fairs, festivals, tour groups, cruise ships, receptions, parties, dances, community concerts, fashion shows, fund raising galas, political rallies, trade shows, grand openings, family or academic reunions, corporate, sporting events, holiday gatherings, memorial observances, worship gatherings, and weddings where the romance is timeless and the memories last forever. His studio work with directors, producers and musicians of various cultures and musical/theatrical disciplines is quite extensive. Along with his public speaking and teaching involvement in workshops, clinics, conferences, seminars and benevolence projects, Mike has cultivated a network of key contacts in the business community throughout the United States. His goal has always been to provide exceptional quality with personalized service, exceeding client expectation through the passionate pursuit of excellence in music performance and production.
Mike's enthusiastic involvement in personal appearances in various public and private venues with various bands, orchestras and as a soloist throughout North America and the Caribbean, has been extensive. There are a number of well known hotel chains, yacht and country clubs, vacation resorts, Blues, Jazz and Art festivals, concerts, television and radio appearances, recording studio performance and production work with a multiplicity of theatrical agencies, artistic clients and colleagues, fraternal organizations, national fund raising medical research foundations, political campaigns, and musical collaborations, with numberous studio artists and celebrities such as Sarah Ferguson-the Dutchess of York, Audrey Hepburn, Bobby Vinton, Merl Haggard, Liberace, Bill Watrous, Ernie Watts, Count Basie & Orchestra, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, New Orleans Jazz and Dixieland artists and performers in various genres of theater and opera.
As a free-lance soloist, Mike presents a diverse combination of nostalgic moods and rhythmic tempo. Exciting excursions into decades of familiar sounds from the past to the contemporary are explored. He has incorporated luminous and exotic textures and atmospheric elements of World Music, particularly in his flute instrumental work. An ocean of sound where different cultures, identities and spirits coalesce into a new form of music, one that resonates with an almost primeval power and beauty. A unique sound that crosses many genre boundaries encompassing: Classical, Jazz, Rock , Big Band, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, Country, Ballad, Latin, Reggae, Celtic, Baroque, Renaissance, contemporary ambient soundscapes, traditional and contemporary Inspirational compositions, motion picture inspired love themes and suites. His extensive repertoire of "Music That Speaks Your Language," is best known for romantic interpretations of some of the most beautiful love songs ever written.
Mike welcomes the challenge and opportunity to explore new musical directions as well as those well traveled, to expand his artistic expression and conceptual world view. Much of his enjoyment, inspiration and motivation is derived not only from performing, and the satisfaction his audiences enjoy, but from collaborative cultural efforts with creative artists from differing musical styles and disciplines. In 1982, Michael’s nomination and acceptance for national recognition of Outstanding Young American profiled his outstanding professional achievements, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to the community. Your inquiries are appreciated and will receive prompt response when considering Michael for your next event. For information and booking: Telephone 479-474-3321; Fax 1-320-210-4335, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web Site http://www.localbandnetwork.com/bands/MikeLenzini . His available discography on CD (digital compact disc): “Smooth Sounds of a Quiet Storm” | “Smooth Sounds of the Holiday Season” | “Somewhere It’s Snowing” | "Worship and Praise Instrumental Album" “How Long Has This Been Going On?” “Live in Lost Vegas” | Live and Studio Musical Collaborations with the band: “Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes” since 1986.
On occasion, Mike has appears regularly with "Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes of Ft. Smith, Arkansas
About Mr. Cabbagehead & The Screaming Radishes: For over 20 years Mr. Cabbagehead and the Screaming Radishes have been Arkansas and Oklahoma’s favorite "good-times" party band. The nine piece rhythm and blues band have two albums to their credit, but like Jack Mack and the Heart Attach on the West Coast, The Boogie Kings, in the South or the Flippers in the Midwest, it is their thousands of personal appearances that fuel their loyal fans. “The Cabbageheads” as they are known by their fans are nine seasoned musicians who can play literally anything and have great time doing it. Led by founders, Bubba Carter ,Tommy Cunningham and Mr. Cabbagehead, Ricky Young, the Cabbageheads have the horn section and vocals to do favorites such as almost anything by Chicago, Delbert McClinton, The Temptations, Sam and Dave, James Brown, Billy Joel, Jackie Wilson, Tower of Power, Four Seasons, Ike and Tina Turner etc. In fact, in their younger days, many of the Cabbageheads toured with the above mentioned groups and only found each other as they thought they were entering musical semi-retirement in western Arkansas.
Today, Mr. Cabbagehead and the Screaming Radishes play a schedule of outdoor festivals, and company conventions and leave astonished listeners wondering why they’d never been to a Cabbagehead Party before. The Cabbageheads are: Steve “Bubba” Carter, Tommy Cunningham, Ricky Young, Mike Lenzini, Ronnie Thomas, Steve Clark, Larry Mathews, John Henley, and Harley Vinsant.
Definition: Cabbage n. A common kitchen garden vegetable, about as large and wise as a man's.......
“Screaming Radishes”..they’re not just a band, they’re a legend in “Vegetable Related Rock” -Lynn Wasson, "Entertainment Ft. Smith Magazine"
"Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes" is a uniquely audience focused, highly-energized redesign of roots influences, creating relevant, enduring rock 'n roll extensions of Stax, Motown, and Rhythm & Blues. This music ensemble is based out of Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. “Mr. Cabbage Head & the Screaming Radishes” rise to the southwest music scene began in a garage in 1984, when a group of “thirty-something” high school friends got together on a Sunday afternoon. Each of them had aspired to be “musicians” in high school in some form or fashion, but their varied lives and occupations had vanished those dreams. However, on that afternoon, being together again and remembering the old songs of the sixties and seventies, and tapping on a set of old drums and an organ that had gathered dust over the years, those dreams began to reappear.
On that Sunday afternoon, a group of friends with at least one thing still in common after all those years, began to put together a sound that has become one of the most popular music sensations in the Southwest. “The Cabbage Heads” as the band is commonly called by fans, is a 9-piece show/dance band featuring a horn section with trumpets, saxophone, trombones and flute. This is a high energy band featuring music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, specializing in private parties, class reunions, wedding receptions, company parties, etc.
The band has performed over a 7-state area - Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kansas, Missouri, and Louisiana - for the past 21 years, and has opened shows for RARE EARTH, ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION, BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND and JAN & DEAN.
This heralded musical ensemble are members of the AR Arts Council "Arts on Tour Roster 2005-2006" - The Arkansas Arts on Tour roster provides a list of many of our state's finest solo and ensemble performers, individual visual artists, and prepared art exhibitions available for touring within Arkansas.
Accolades from Clients about Mike Lenzini
Thank you for the tremendous musical atmosphere you provided for the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson and our guests at our special corporate event! We’ve enjoyed having you entertain for in-store promotions, store openings and several company receptions.” -Tom Patterson, Dillard’s Inc., Little Rock, AR
"Oh what a night! The St. Edward Auxillary Holiday Spectacular was a singularly memorable occasion. Your participation as performer and musician in this collaborative effort, catapulted this charitable fund-raising gala to a level of great success. I look forward to working with you in the Los Angeles area in the future." -Larry Raspberry, Intense Management-North Hollywood, California.
"Mike is quite remarkable at single handedly providing a wide variety of musical entertainment that rivaled many combos and orchestras I've heard! I would strongly recommend Mike Lenzini for groups and organizations wishing to have professional entertainment suitable for a variety of styles and tastes." -Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
"I want to thank you again for the very pleasing and appropriate music you provided at the Alma Chamber of Commerce Banquet. I particularly enjoyed your flute. It is an excellent addition to your repertoire." -Jim Guy Tucker, former Arkansas Governor
"Thank you for the incredible music you provided our Management Club Christmas Party. We especially appreciate the diversity of your musical talents. Your combination of soft pleasing background music at our dinner was only outdone by the dance music you provided for the remainder of the evening. Again it is difficult to find one musician who can entertain with the enthusiasm and musical diversity you provide. This is the second year we have had you for this event. We recommend you to all groups and look forward to including you in future corporate activities." -Kevin Leatherwood, Whirlpool Corporation
"Your sound and style of your music set the mood for a most festive and enjoyable evening! Mike's tremendous performance and stage presence, combined with his exuberance, is varied enough to capture all spectrums of people's musical tastes." -Marty Clark, Brown Hiller Clark Insurance Company
"Mike has the reputation for reliability and professionalism. I recommend him highly." -Dee Carroll, Executive Director, Fort Smith Arkansas Convention & Visitor's Bureau
"Mike is a tremendous asset and has provided an enjoyable addition to the total dining experience we have to offer." -Nick & Judy Tucker, Folie A'Deux Restaurant, multiple award-winning continental bistro
"Your wide range of music was a tremendous compliment to our special premier event. I highly recommend you to other companies and organizations." -Jay Pauley, Toyota
"It is with great pleasure in recommending Mr. Mike Lenzini for virtually all occasions. Mr. Lenzini's talent can be utilized for small dinner parties to larger groups with larger needs. We will continue to both utilize and recommend Mr. Lenzini's talents at the hotel." –Scott Miller, Holiday Inn
"Thank you for providing a memorable evening of entertainment for our "Evening on the Arkansas." -Richard Griffin, Sebastian County Republican Party
"I've been enjoying Mike's fantastic musical talents for over ten years, and his is one of the best entertainers I have had the privilege of knowing. He is also as dependable as he is talented. If you hire Mike to do a job, it will be done...first class." -Ralph Taylor III, Business Professional
"Your talent and enthusiastic personality was well received by our tour group after a three week long tour of the West. We will certainly call on you for future engagements." -Teri Beezley, Southern Tours, Atlanta, GA.
"You surpassed our expectations for our daughter's wedding reception. Your unique program was perfect for our guests and we couldn't have been more pleased." -Dr. David Phillips
"We hired Mike to entertain four hundred of our clients at a summer picnic. Everyone enjoyed his music and many crowded the small dance floor and danced to some of the more familiar tunes of the past. We can certainly recommend Mike and plan to use him again." -Jack Freeze, Regions Bank
"Your musical entertainment show for our 10th Anniversary Women's Day was truly spectacular." -Blue Ribbon Downs, Sallisaw, Oklahoma
“I’ve collaborated with Mike for twenty years on private and corporate events. He’s the consumate professional showman whether you’ve a small intimate gathering or a large convention. He attends to every detail exceeding your expectations as well as providing your guests a memorable evening.” –Mark Rogne, Fianna Hills Country Club, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
“Your entertainment was perfect for our Holiday Reception. You have a personal touch which makes everyone feel welcome and relaxed. We plan to use you again next year.” -Roger Meek, Jr., Coca Cola Corp.
“It’s with heartfelt appreciation that we submit this recommendation of Mike Lenzini. He’s entertained for several of our store openings and provided exceptional entertainment for our son’s wedding reception. Mike’s versatility and professionalism satisfied the diverse tastes of three hundred and fifty guests. We’re delighted with his exuberance and ability to keep the evening filled with excitement and anticipation.” -Jim & Peggy Hadley, McDonald’s Corp.
"Mike's artistry compliments and enhances the total dining experience and atmosphere at Ristorante Bella Italia, with his versatility and enthusiasm." -M. Raache, Owner
Mike Lenzini Free-Lance Music Recording Artist Vocalist-solo & ensemble/Trombonist/Flautist/Percussionist/Music Arranger/Studio Musician Telephone 479-561-6354, 479-474-3321 Fax 1-320-210-4335 Email mailto: email@example.com Web Site... http://www.localbandnetwork.com/bands/MikeLenzini http://www.arkansasarts.com (programs then Arts on Tour) http://www.myspace.com/MrCabbageheadandtheScreamingRadishes (just copy and paste these URL into your web browser for quick access) Artist Management: A Head’s Up Music Production “ Arts on Tour Roster” This program is supported by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. As definitive soloist and vocalist-multi-instrumentalist with the legendary “Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes” - providing exciting entertainment and fulfilling even the most discriminating musical taste for every occasion, through artistic performance of musical stylings as diverse as our culture.” For contact: tel. 479-561-6354 or 479-474-3321 fax 320-210-4335 email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike.Lenzini@sbcglobal.net http://www.localbandnetwork.com/bands/MikeLenzini
“One Musical Source For All Your Corporate, Wedding & Event Planning Needs: Mike Lenzini also known as MG & the Quiet Storm"
Mike Lenzini : Soloist-Free-lance Trombone-Flute-Vocals-Percussion/Music Arranger/Studio Musician, former member of the International Revue, various Symphonic Music Ensembles and currently "Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes" since 1986, based out of Ft. Smith, AR (for information visit the website) www.myspace.com/MrCabbageheadandtheScreamingRadishes
**PERSONAL** Excellent musical entertainment skills utilizing state of the art musical instruments and professional sound and lighting equipment to enhance even the most demanding of events: banquets, conventions, parties, stage shows, fund raisers, weddings, corporate gatherings. Over twenty five years of performing arts experience on the symphonic, operatic, popular and jazz music stage. As a solo musical performance, this production presents a diverse blend of nostalgia, familiar musical standards, coupled with the contemporary sounds of today. A very ambitious repertoire encompasses Popular Music in various styles: Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Jazz, Country, Latin, Ambient Easy Listening, Inspirational, Classical, Vocal and Instrumental classic and contemporary adaptations from the stage and screen. Whether performing live or providing a musical background, the “Smooth Sound of the Quiet Storm” will excite and fulfill every musical taste.
**EDUCATION** University of Southern Colorado-Pueblo / Univ. of Northern CO-Greeley, Colorado; Scholastic curriculum and the performing arts: Vocal, Instrumental Music, Music Theory, Music Composition & Arranging, Conducting, Music Education, Symphonic Band & Orchestra, Opera. Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Percussion, Brass, Woodwind Instruction, Music History, Jazz Studies, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.
To succeed in music requires several things. Success requires a certain amount of talent, tremendous desire, an enormous amount of work, and it requires an environment where talent, desire and work are guided and focused for the greatest result. I’ve had the privilege of being afforded the opportunity to experience that kind of environment and development which has equipped me to succeed in various musical disciplines: music education, orchestral and opera performance, chamber music and jazz. Designated a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the University of Northern Colorado School of Music and the University of Southern Colorado Music School have provided me with an extensive course study as an aspiring artist and musician. Talent, dedication to the music, formal training and the opportunity to perform with and learn from several of the all-time jazz greats and masters of improvisation and music performance; have all contributed to Michael's status as one of the industry's hardest working music performance artists. His continuing involvement in the arts community has consistently made a significant contribution to the awareness and participation of new artists and musicians.
***EMPLOYMENT*** Musical appearances in various public and private venues throughout the United States: well known hotel chains, yacht and country clubs, resorts, music and art festivals, concerts, television and radio, recording studios, fraternal organizations, national fund raising medical foundations, and musical collaborations with numerous celebrities including Sarah Ferguson-the Dutchess of York, Audrey Hepburn, Bobby Vinton, Merl Haggard, Liberace, Pat Upton, Count Basie & Orchestra, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, and other artists in the classical and popular music fields.
***INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES*** • Volunteer with Project Compassion ( a United Way Agency) since 1983. Presenting musical programs for nursing home and retiree residents. • Eagle Scout achievement, Boy Scouts of America, Rocky Mountain Council, Colorado USA • Awarded national recognition of “Outstanding Young American, 1982” in recognition of outstanding professional achievements, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to the community. 2009-2010 "Biltmore Who's Who of American Business Professionals"
References are available upon request. For contact: tel. 479-561-6354,479-474-3321, fax 320-210-4335, email email@example.com websites: http://www.localbandnetwork.com/bands/MikeLenzini http://thecabbageheads.com http://myspace.com/MrCabbageheadandtheScreamingRadishes http://arkansasarts.com (programs-then Arts on Tour-Instrumental Soloist)
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10-17-09 Mike recently performed with Chuck and Louann King in Van Buren AR for the world-release of Chuck King's latest CD release: "The Feast of Tabernacles, an evening of Worship with Chuck King." The "Release Concert" for Chuck's new album, held in Van Buren Arkansas last weekend, was tremendous success, and blessing!A true "release" and outpouring of the Spirit occurred, launching a new season in Chuck's ministry.We'd like to share with you just a few of the comments we've received:
"I wanted to personally thank you for your performance on Saturday night. It was a real blessing to me and my family. I brought my mother, and she does not come to church. She moved to the area 1 1/2 years ago and I just can't seem to get her in the door. However, she agreed to come to your concert, and I know she was moved by the Holy Spirit. During the concert, she was singing along, raising her hands in praise to the lord, and even dancing at certain points. Please help me in praying that your performance is the catalyst for her new Christian life.
I'm so thankful you asked those in the audience who had a prodigal come home to pray for someone who is still waiting. I was able to put my arm around a couple and pray with confidence that our God hears and answers prayers. To you I say "Be encouraged, don't lose heart, you will reap if you faint not." I am praying for you and your prodigal
Thank you for Saturday night and Sunday morning. It seems these days all I do is cry when we worship through music.
We have a son who is experiencing depression and anger. He will not allow anyone to help him at this point. We were encouraged Saturday night at the number of people (parents) who were willing to stand and are hurting as we are. Again, thank you for such as blessing this past weekend.
I just wanted to tell you thanks for the invite to your concert. I was excited to be introduced to a new culture of Christian music. Everything was good and I believe God was glorified! This area will greatly benefit from the education in diversity of worship that you can provide. It helps us to examine more closely how we define worship and how God intends us to worship Him.
So hard to know just how to recover from such a powerful weekend! THANK YOU SO MUCH for receiving us so warmly this weekend and letting us be a part of such a move of the Spirit of God! This was an honor for our whole family from beginning to end! Last night felt so much like I imagine the Feast in Jerusalem might be! It was glorious! We love you and your family so very much, brother! May the Lord bless your ministry more now than ever before, and may He further reveal his plans to your heart.
The concert and just the whole trip to Arkansas was amazing!!! I can't wait to do that again!
We're also very excited to report that after only one week of release, the album charted at #89 in the top 100 Christian Recordings in America! This is a very significant breakthrough for an album listed in the "messianic" genre!
The album, THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES (former working title O, Jerusalem) is now available directly from our website www.chuckking.org at a special introductory price of $12.95. Order your copy today from the RockWater online store. Press Releases Suzie Stephens & Jim Hatfield To Host WR Hospice Summer Garden Party 06/02/2008 Suzie Stephens And Jim Hatfield To Host Washington Regional Hospice Summer Garden Party
Suzie Stephens and Jim Hatfield will host the 17th Annual Friends of Washington Regional Hospice Summer Garden Party at their Fayetteville home on Saturday, June 14, 2008 beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are now available for this long-time, "must attend" tradition in Northwest Arkansas with all proceeds directly benefiting hospice patients and their families in the surrounding communities.
The goal of Washington Regional Hospice is to enable terminally ill patients to continue living as comfortably and fully as possible in familiar surroundings, around their family, friends, pets and other personal belongings. This involvesa care team of professionals and trained volunteers that may include a medical director, the patient's personal family physician, nurses, aides, social workers and chaplains.
Washington Regional Hospice is one of the oldest and most experienced programs of its type in the state and the only hospice in our region affiliated with a locally governed, community-owned and operated, not-for-profit medical system. Service is available to Arkansas residences within a 50-mile radius of Fayetteville, regardless of individual capability, condition or ability to pay. The Washington Regional Hospice Care Team provides specialized health care to meet the needs of patients who face a life-limiting illness from administering prescriptions and utilizing a variety of medical equipment, to supporting family members and loved ones with bereavement counseling and other services. The team focuses on medical, nursing social and spiritual care, allowing the patient to enjoy a quality end-of-life and dignified passing, without pain or discomfort.
The Stephens/Hatfield residence, site of this year's Summer Garden Party, is located just northwest of the University of Arkansas on Sunset Drive. The "jungle themed extravaganza" will include a sumptuous array of heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts provided by Suzie's Ultimate Supper Club, a variety of frozen, tropical and other beverages, and two live music venues featuring the jazzy and soulful sounds of Mike Lenzini and a special out of retirement performance by the Cate Brothers band.
The Garden Party will also include silent and live auctions, offering opportunities to bid on items ranging from unique works of art and custom jewelry to private dinner parties and vacation packages. For sports enthusiasts, Naturals, Oaklawn and Razorback box seats, memorabilia, tailgate parties and tickets will be available. And along these lines, who knows what special guests may make appearances.
All-inclusive admission to the 17th Annual Hospice Summer Garden Party is $50 per person. It is through philanthropic support generated by the efforts of the Friends of Hospice that many special programs are made possible. For more information on how you can participate, please contact the Washington Regional Foundation at (479) 444-9888 or on-line at wregional.com.
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Michael will be appearing weekend evenings (except Sunday) at Bella Italia Restaurant 479-785-1550 (8th & "D" streets) in Ft. Smith AR
Bella Italia is a traditional Italian restaurant located near downtown Ft. Smith Arkansas. Bella features authentic recipes with fresh Seafood, locally grown organic vegetables, Wine Bar and Retail Wine Sales.
Bella Italia has established itself as one of the premier dining destinations for travelers from around the globe, and a favorite of the locals.
Having been remodeled and abundantly textured, laden with rich colors, Bella Italia exemplifies the soothing ambiance of authentic Italian hospitality and surpasses all expectations of service and friendliness. From the street the Art-Nouveau stained glass windows and glass facade of Bella frames a glamorous scene that transfixes passerbys and draws them in. The perfect choice for a memorable evening and for entertaining guests and clients.
Offering a wide range of cuisine, including an exquisite dinner menu, an award winning wine list, and take-out. Bella is conveniently located in the heart of historic Belle Grove District in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
After being on the road, Mike's glad to be back in the Arkansas river valley. His current weekly performances are on the week-ends in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, at the very popular Five-Star Award "Bella Italia Restaurant" (479-785-1550 -reservations welcomed.) The location is in the downtown historic Belle Grove District (corner of 8th & "D" streets-two blocks from Garrison Ave.) Bella Italia occupies the well-preserved "Sarah Mincer Home" (circa 1901). In 1977 this Colonial Revival-Queen Anne accented residence was successfully converted into "Tomfoolery Restaurant." Within its classic walls are contained artistic and architectural "Art Noveau and Pre-Raphaelite" design influences and art. Celebrate life and experience the "Smooth Sound of the Quiet Storm in this engaging up-scale Italian Restaurant!" This is the friendliest place to meet - relax -and enjoy the work escape weekend experiencing these authentic Italian recipes. Be sure to tour the out-door patio, dinner party areas, lounge and intimacy of the old-world elevator (saved from destruction in Chicago, IL). Together with owner Mohammed Raache's (preservationist, restauranteur and humanitarian) tremendous staff at Bella, Mike's ultimate wish is to present an extraordinary musical and atmospheric background, to compliment this most unique and satisfying dining experience in the Southwest. Tell your friends and associates and let us make you feel right at home!
He also appears in the Arkansas river valley area/northwest AR/eastern Oklahoma area with the legendary and very popular party and show band, "Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes" for several exciting public events. This band has the hottest brass & woodwind section in the southwest. On occasion, the band performs in a multi-state area. See the schedule to check play-dates and make your plans to attend their exciting shows. The band has many alumni who return to perform occasionally, when scheduling permits. Your continued support of live music is greatly appreciated and valued.
"Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes" are a uniquely audience focused, highly-energized re-design of roots influences, creating relevant, enduring rock 'n roll extensions of Stax, Motown, and Rhythm & Blues. Their rise to prominence the southwest music scene began in a garage in 1984, when a group of “thirty-something” high school friends got together. This Ft. Smith Arkansas USA based ensemble has been voted as one of the “Most Popular Local Bands of 2003-2006” E-Ft. Smith Magazine.
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The Arkansas Arts on Tour Roster provides a list of many of our state's finest solo and ensemble performers, individual visual artists, and prepared art exhibitions available for touring within Arkansas. Many of these roster artists will also provide workshops, master classes, and open rehearsals. An independent panel chooses new roster artists each year through an audition/interview process. Selection is based on the quality of the artists' work and on a demonstrated ability to tour in Arkansas. "An Official Arts on Tour Roster Artist Member of the Arkansas Arts Council and the Arkansas Heritage Foundation-sponsored by The National Endowment for the Perfoming Arts http://www.nea.gov http://www.arkansasarts.com “One Musical Source For All Your Corporate, Wedding & Special Event Planning Needs: The Legendary "Mr.Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes” have been voted one of the most popular music ensembles of the Arkansas River Valley by the readers of “eFortSmithMagazine” 2003-2006)-"Thank You eFortSmithMagazine" ...For Information & Booking 1-479-474-3321 fax 1-320-210-4335, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join the fun as the Cabbageheads celebrate their 22nd Anniversary as one of the most popular legendary party bands in the Southwest! Click or copy & paste these URL links into your web browser for news and information: http://www.localbandnetwork.com/bands/MikeLenzini
****************************************************************************** Mike Lenzini has completed his latest recording project relative to an exciting excursion to Cayman Islands, British West Indies, Hyatt Regency Hotel-Resort-Grand Cayman Island. "The combination of the azure blue ocean waves off Seven-Mile Beach with the multiplicity of Caribbean rhythms and tonal textures provide a memorable feast for the senses!"
Don't forget to check out our band, "Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes" Join the fun as the Cabbageheads celebrate their 22nd Anniversary as one of the most dynamic, legendary music ensembles in the Southwest!
**Arkansas Arts Council welcomes Arts on Tour Roster Artists: "Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes" and Mike Lenzini(as soloist)-available for advance booking for non-profit 501(c)3 status, Corporate and Private organizations. Your individual inquires are welcome. Mike has been a member of this dynamic music ensemble since 1986.
***Arts On Tour The Arkansas Arts on Tour Roster provides a listing of many of the state's finest solo and ensemble performers, individual visual artists and prepared art exhibitions available for touring within Arkansas. Many of these roster artists can also provide workshops, master classes and open rehearsals, which further broaden the scope of their art. An independent panel of experts chooses roster artists through an audition/interview process. Selections are based on the quality of the artists' work and their demonstrated ability to tour.
“Music That Speaks Your Language”
Compact Disc $18.00 + (shipping & handling included)
“Smooth Sounds of the Season” (Holiday release with Baroque, Renaissance and Contemporary Orchestration-Flute, percussion, vocals) “Smooth Sounds of a Quiet Storm” (Mike explores multi-instrumental directions in a variety of exciting ambient Soundscapes)
“Somewhere It’s Snowing” (Inspirational songs accompanied by the Oklahoma City Wind Ensemble & Chorale)
“Live in Lost Vegas” (Trombonist-Flautist appearing with “Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes”)
“How Long Has This Been Going On” (Latest release from the Cabbagehead’s studio sessons) on Fat Rabbit Records (Trombone - Flute - Vocals - Percussion)
"Instrumental Praise & Worship" (inspired by the Cayman Islands, West Indies) Flute/ensemble/orchestra
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