Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Front and Center

Front & Center: Gloria Gaynor, GRAMMY Award-Winning Musician

By Leslie Buttonow Gloria Gaynor has enjoyed a long and successful music career, starting in the pre-disco years when she was a pop and R&B singer. Then, in the late ‘70s, the world of music as we know it changed...

Front & Center: Dr. Alicia Cotabish, Owner of Fretmonkey Records

By Brian Caples Fretmonkey Records is often referred to as "The Most Progressive Artist Community in the Guitar World," and rightfully so. Their label operates on an artist collaboration model, where artists influence the decision-making and operations of the community....

Front & Center: Myrna Sislen, Owner of Middle C Music

By Leslie Buttonow For the past 17 years, Myrna Sislen has been the owner of Middle C Music in the Washington, DC area. Hers is a full-service music store serving beginner band students needing instrument rentals or repairs, up through...

Front & Center: Penny Haas, COO of Reverend Guitars

By Brian Caples When the iconic Reverend Guitars went up for sale in 2009, Penny Haas and her husband Ken knew immediately to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. The couple placed an offer, and by 2010...

Front & Center: Judy Schaefer, Director of Marketing, PRS Guitars

By Leslie Buttonow Most guitarists and guitar fans can probably identify an instrument made by PRS Guitars, even from afar – whether it’s by the brand’s signature finishes or their trademark bird-shaped inlays on the fretboard. For nearly 35 years,...

Front & Center: Lenise Bent, Recording Engineer, Producer & Mixer

By Brian Caples Recording engineer/producer Lenise Bent didn't always have plans to work in audio. In fact, she originally planned to pursue a career in film and TV production. However, those plans immediately changed the moment she set foot in...

Front & Center: Victoria Kühne, Artist, Entrepreneur, Producer, Director, And Street Wear Designer

By Myki Angeline Victoria Kühne is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and Grammy-nominated producer whose creativity reaches beyond music, to film, clothing, and the arts. Born and raised in Mexico, Victoria's exposure to music came at age 11 when her parents built...

Front & Center: Angelica Advincula, Music Project Manager, Sony Interactive Entertainment America

By Leslie Buttonow Many of us can remember being a kid and hearing our parents yelling at us or a sibling to “Stop playing video games and do your homework!” In the case of Angelica Advincula, little did she know...

Front & Center: Traci De Leon, Vocal Coach, Singer-Songwriter

By Brian Caples Even the best singers need a little coaching from time to time, and that's where Traci De Leon comes in. Traci has been offering her services as a vocal coach to professional singers and recording artists since...

Front & Center: Heather Findlay, Singer-Songwriter, She Rocks Secret Sari Dress Collection Co-Founder

By Myki Angeline London native Heather Findlay is known for her magic, evocative voice and an ability to project a range of styles with power and feeling. She’s performed guest vocals with Ritchie Blackmore, Jethro Tull, Fish and many others,...
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