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Sara – Lead Singer of Iconic & Fox Sports Ohio Girl

With the amount of requests we get for Hang On Sloopy and Cleveland Cavaliers-style grand entrances, we know our brides and groom are sports fans. So, when you saw the new Fox Sports Girls on TV while watching the Cavs or Indians recently, did one of them look familiar?

One of those three girls, Sara, is the lead singer of Jerry Bruno Productions’ own band, Iconic. Iconic was created especially for young brides who want the class and energy of a full, live band but the spirit and sound of modern music.

With her infectious smile, talent and bubbly personality, it’s no surprise that Sara was picked for the high-profile job. In fact, when she approached us about auditioning for a band, we liked her so much we built Iconic around her.

Being a Cleveland sports fan myself, I was dying to hear more about Sara’s new gig. She was kind enough to let me share her answers with you all:

Congratulations on being one of the first Fox Sports girls!

“I was so excited to hear about this opportunity… I’m a huge Ohio sports fan so having an opportunity to cheer my favorite teams on at this level is amazing.”

Did you have to display a knowledge of sports to get the gig?

“I know a lot about basketball and baseball. I grew up watching teams like the Cavs, Browns and OSU… so I’m a pro at cheering our teams on. I get loud and really excited!! I even played a little volleyball and basketball back in the day.”

What is the job description/function/purpose of a Fox Sports Girl?

“My job description: First and foremost, I’m a fan ambassador. We be connect with fans through social media like Facebook and Twitter and are involved in fun promotions and community events. Additionally, we’re on-air hosts for Fox Sports Ohio, guiding viewers through our great programming. Like us on Facebook and follow FSOhio_girls on Twitter!”

When we first auditioned you for the band Iconic, you were working at Progressive Insurance. Are you still with them? Is it hard to balance everything going on in your life?

“I’m no longer at Progressive. I sing in Iconic and model and act part-time. It’s a busy life, but I love it. I hate sitting around!”

What was your prior experience in on-camera work?

“I’ve done a lot of theater in my past, as well as various commercials, training videos and print work.

Have you lived in Ohio your whole life?

“Yes, I’ve lived in Ohio all my life. I grew up in small town called Orwell in Ashtabula County. I grew up a country girl!”

When did you realize you wanted to be in entertainment?

“I’ve wanted to be in entertainment since I was a little girl. My grandpa was a minister so I got an early start singing at church. I was always putting on shows for my family! I wanted to be a singer or a weather girl when I was little… I would set up a news studio and my mom would videotape me doing the weather using maps I found in the back of my bible!”

What was your first paid job in entertainment?

“Technically, my first paid job in entertainment would probably be when I would go sing at nursing homes. I was in high school and to earn extra money I would sing at area nursing homes for their entertainment hour. I loved it! Music is therapy to many of the elderly and they were so excited to sing and clap along.”

Did you study singing or acting in college or anywhere else? What was your college major?

“I did not study acting or singing in college. I decided to round myself out a little and study business in college after studying voice privately at Youngstown State University throughout high school.”

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Jazz vocalist Evelyn Wright on PBS this week

On 02, Feb 2010 | No Comments | In News & Updates, Public Events | By CMG

Get to know professional jazz singer Evelyn Wright this Thursday when she appears on the PBS program Applause.

The Emmy award-winning TV show celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Evelyn will perform with pianist Joe Hunter, and discuss her decades-spanning music career Thursday night at 7:30 pm on WVIZ PBS.

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Singer of FasTrack to sing the National Anthem at upcoming Cleveland Browns game

On Sunday, Jan 3, 2010, singer DD Magdalena will lead the National Anthem at Browns Stadium as the Cleveland Browns match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars. DD will sing just before kickoff at approximately 1 pm.

DD is the lead female vocalist for the Cleveland wedding and event band, FasTrack (now the RayBans). She may potentially be seen and heard on tv and radio airwaves as part of this wonderful opportunity.

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America’s Got Talent Wants OUR Talent!

Last week, Leigh answered the office phone, and on the other end was a producer from America’s Got Talent. The hit NBC show is holding auditions now and they were looking for special acts to audition. The producer, Shauna, who is originally from Cleveland, offered to set up audition times direct with the producers so our talent would not need to wait in line.

We gave Shauna a few recommendations and asked her to visit our web site to have a look at all the great talent we have to offer. She called back within ten minutes to offer auditions to  Frederick Davis of The Orchestra, Tiffany Marchak of The Avenue, and our Wind & Sand Bellydancing troupe.

We are pleased to announce that Frederick Davis and Wind & Sand will both be auditioning. Tiffany Marchak is in talks with the producers along with her fiancé, magician Rick Smith, Jr. America’s Got Talent producers have invited Rick to compete on their show in previous years, but due to contracts and appearances on other shows, like ABC’s Master of Champions and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, it hasn’t worked out. Tiffany has previously appeared on American Idol and ABC’s The One.

Good luck to all of our auditioners, and stay tuned for updates!

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