October 2013, Creative Artists Elite has been nominated for the “Los Angeles Social Excellence” Award and is receiving applause from several metro Hollywood area parents looking for an intimate yet enriching music course for their teens. About CAE: Creative Artists Elite (CAE) offers an intensive, small-group collaborative sessions and workshops taught in a professional real-world environment for emerging singers, songwriters, rappers, musicians, producers, and engineers aged 14-24. CAE gives students the opportunity to work hands-on with successful professionals to develop songwriting, production, recording, performance, and business and marketing techniques. The take-away for artists is a life-changing experience and a product (i.e. recording) that they can use to develop their career. The courses have a strict enrolment policy in terms of talent, maturity and drive, so that the quality of the courses and the reputation of the company will always remain extremely high. CAE would like to be known as a one-of-a-kind, high-quality, and personalized company that provides a great deal of value to our customers and empowers artists to achieve true independent success. About Chris Hayman, Founder/CEO: Chris Hayman is that creative soul that can’t be found in a traditional classroom setting. As the Founder and CEO of Creative Artists Elite, Chris’ musical background and education has kept him afloat for many years. This England born composer began his journey into music as a student at London’s well known music school Academy of Contemporary Music. Over the past 8 years, Chris has been a sought out producer/composer with credits ranging from HBO hit show True Blood to high end video game credits. In 2009, Chris developed a music program for The Australian Institute for Performing Arts, and his hands on tactics caused the program to be a success.
By Associated Press, Linda Thompson, Wont Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds) Linda Thompson briefly plays the role of proud parent on her new album, happily slipping into the background while her children sing Anna McGarrigles As Fast As My Feet. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Its a rousing rendition and a rare moment of peppy pop on Wont Be Long Now. With Thompson front and center, doom and gloom dominates the rest of the record no surprise to longtime fans of Thompson and her ex-husband, Richard. She sings of war, fear, domestic abuse, loneliness and death, and like the gray sky on the cover, theres a bleak beauty to the music. Thompsons bracing, unvarnished alto remains a wonder despite her history of career-curtailing voice trouble. She chooses her material wisely, mixing traditional British and Irish folk with songs she wrote that have the same timeless feel. The family provides plenty of help. Daughter Kami takes the lead on As Fast As My Feet, and son Teddy contributes as a composer on four songs, including the wry title cut. Even Richard lends a hand, with his acoustic guitar the only backing instrument on the lovely opener Loves for Babies and Fools. It sounds like something they might have performed together 40 years ago again, timeless. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.