MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Thursday, August 27, 2009

RICHARD RAPPAPORT SPREADS FAME OF ‘LOUISIANA WAY’ IN MIAMI APPEARANCE

THE MUSIC OF RICHARD WARREN RAPPAPORT




Miami, August 24, 2009 - Richard Warren Rappaport will be appearing live on WRPB Internet Television at www.WRPBiTV.com on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at 8 PM, and will perform music from his latest CD, “American Pop: The Music of Richard Warren Rappaport.”

Richard’s performance on Internet television follows recent special appearances with Bruce Turkel and the Blackstar Band at Books & Books in Coral Gables on August 15th in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival, and Crystal Hartigan’s “Songwriter's Showcase” on August 18th, at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale.

Richard Warren Rappaport

Richard Warren Rappaport brings a unique sound to adult contemporary pop, combining an outstanding vocal performance and introspective lyrics with a superb production, as reflected in “Sail Into The Sun.”

An FMQB Top 20 Adult Contemporary hit, “Sail Into The Sun” presents a melodic and dramatic composition in a tropical style that speaks of endless time and enduring love. The song was originally engineered by Mark Greenhouse, then re-engineered and mixed by the legendary Tom Dowd and mastered by Mike Fuller at Fuller Sound. It was co-produced by Richard Warren Rappaport and Howard J. Wiener and is on ATNYL / A Top New York Label. Richard Warren Rappaport is a BMI artist.

Richard Warren Rappaport has dedicated "Sail Into The Sun" to the internationally acclaimed HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law. The HOPE program provides education and direct service opportunities to law students so they may engage in pro bono legal outreach within the community for those who are in need, including those in the arts.

“Sail Into The Sun” is heard on iStudioi.com and is available wherever digital music is found. Richard Warren Rappaport’s other releases include "Great Rock ‘N’ Roll" and “Louisiana Way,” also on iStudioi.

“Great Rock ‘N’ Roll” is a musical fantasy about the world of pop, tracing its roots to traditional rock and R&B, and delivered in a fascinating contemporary style. Making its debut in Philadelphia, and distributed by Universal, Philadelphia, "Great Rock ‘N’ Roll" received airplay in that city and throughout the Northeast. First engineered by Mark Greenhouse, then re-engineered and mixed by Tom Dowd and mastered at Fuller Sound, "Great Rock ‘N’ Roll" is the theme song for Rene’ Katz’s "Hello Hollywood" television show, which premiered on WHDT-TV in West Palm Beach, and is now seen exclusively on iStudioi Television. “Great Rock ‘N’ Roll” was produced by Richard Warren Rappaport and is on ATNYL / A Top New York Label.

"Louisiana Way" begins softly as a classic ballad and builds into a driving delta blues beat, and was picked by film producers Ken Atchity and Orley Adelson to be in the music soundtrack of the CBS Television Movie of the Week, “The Madam’s Family: The Truth About The Canal Street Brothel.” The song was then placed in consideration for an Emmy nomination for soundtrack music with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “Louisiana Way” was originally engineered and mixed by Tom Dowd, and also engineered by Will Edwards at Sprockets Music and mastered at Fuller Sound. It was produced by Richard Warren Rappaport and is on ATNYL / A Top New York Label.

A member of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Richard Warren Rappaport has been featured as a performer at many special events and benefit concerts, including the prestigious Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, and the Steinway/BMI Music & Arts Showcase series in Miami.

In other news, Richard Warren Rappaport was a guest speaker at the recent Miami Science Museum panel, “The Business of Music,” held at the museum. The panel was sponsored by the Miami Science Museum and the Creative Industries Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Richard Warren Rappaport’s newest CD, “American Pop: The Music of Richard Warren Rappaport,” is due for release in September 2009.

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