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The fabulous Sherena Wynn, one of the many talented acts represented by Jerry Bruno Productions, will be part of the 2009 Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame Induction festivities in April.
Wynn will open for Cleveland’s own Little Anthony and the Imperials at their April 3rd concert at the World Famous Agora Ballroom. The show begins at 8:30 pm and seats are reserved. Click the flyer below for ticket information.
We’ve enjoyed watching our old friend Billy Hufsey on VH1’s Confessions of a Teen Idol. If you watched the show, you know that Billy is from Cleveland and still spends a lot of time here.
A few years ago Billy was a featured act at Jerry Bruno Productions, and the two had a good working relationship. In 2001, prior to joining Jerry Bruno Productions, Communications Manager Leigh Peterson (also of The Avenue) worked with Billy at Carousel Dinner Theatre, where he was starring in their holiday show, Razzle Dazzle. So everyone here at Jerry Bruno Productions can attest to Billy’s perennial talent and tenacious drive. It’s nice to see him get some exposure that attests to that.
What’s next for Bily Hufsey? A cd release party in – where else – Cleveland! April 3, 2009 at at Heaven and Earth (formerly the Odeon) on the East Bank of the Flats downtown. Doors will open at 7:30 PM and Billy will perform at 8:30 PM. It is Free Admission to the party!
…that’s what two of our brides must have exclaimed when they noticed Beachwood native Stephen Fowler crooning on American Idol over the past couple weeks.
We’re keeping an eye on Stephen, a wonderful singer who has made it into the top 36 of Season 8. Stephen has performed around town with our own extremely talented Sherena Wynn. When another of our musicians, Jon Blair, saw Stephen performing with Sherena, Jon was blown away and asked Stephen to join him at two weddings brides had booked him for through Jerry Bruno Productions.
We hadn’t heard much from Stephen, and now we know why! He’s been wrapped up in all the excitement that American Idol produces, much like another of our singers, Tiffany Marchak of The Avenue did when she went to Hollywood Week during Season 2.
With all this talent right here in Cleveland and right here at Jerry Bruno Productions, it’s easy to see that Cleveland does indeed still rock!
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Jerry Bruno Productions has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!
For the Cleveland-Erie-Toledo Region, Jerry Bruno Productions is the only winner in the Band category and is also named among the winners in the DJ and Ceremony Music categories.
FasTrack will be performing at “The Bridal Party,” Weddings In Cleveland’s newest Bridal Show.
The party will be held on Sunday, Jan. 4th from 12-4 pm at the Sheraton Independence Hotel. Visit Weddings In Cleveland for more information.
Also take note that Jerry Bruno Productions’ staff will be at four upcoming bridal fairs! They are as follows:
Jan. 4th – The Bridal Party by Weddings in Cleveland – Sheraton Independence Hotel, 5300 Rockside Road, Independence; noon – 4pm, call 800 272-4537 for information.
Jan. 11th – WQAL Bridal Fair 2009 – Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Sq., Cleveland; call 216 696-0123 for information.
Jan. 18th – Today’s Bride Show at the IX Center. More info here.
Feb. 1st – Bertram Inn. Visit the Bertram site for details.
We got to thinking in the office about the first albums we ever bought or received and the first concerts we ever attended and thought it would be fun to share. Enjoy our nostalgic (and sometimes embarrassing) trips down Memory Lane:
First Albums: Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, much to his father’s chagrin.
First Concert: Neil Diamond and the Young Rascals outside (it rained) at Chippewa Lake. Circa 1965, Jerry was donning his Beatle boots and matching haircut.
First Cassette Tape: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, a christmas present.
First Concert: The proper first was Jimmy Eat World at the Symposium with about 12 others in attendance. But the first BIG experience was Green Day at Blossom, when the rowdy crowd made headlines by tearing up the grass.
First Album: ELO, a christmas present.
First Concert: Shaun Cassidy at the Richfield Colliseum with her family.
First Album: Claimed some of her older brother’s albums, like “Thriller,” “Chipmunk Rock” and “Urban Chipmunk,” but the first album of her very own was “More of the Monkees.” Yes it was vinyl…while she could have bought the cassette tape, the album had bigger pictures. Purchased at Musicland in the mall with a $10 (paper) gift certificate circa 1985.
First Concert: Weird Al Yankovic at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Her mother had to assure her it was “really him,” as she couldn’t believe a famous person had come to her town. He put his left foot behind his head and jumped on his right leg, and when someone in the crowd threw him a banana, he ate it…without peeling it.
We hope you’ll comment and share your memories!