It's that time of year again—the time to pull out the sweaters and warmer clothes, grab a cup of 'chino, and go for brisk walks admiring the panorama of changing leaves. Unless of course you live in Palm Bay, Florida, which pretty much maintains a balmy tropical temperature up until the dead of winter. Oh well.
There is something to be excited about though. Our web host, Weebly.com, surprised our webmaster last night by unveiling a new version of their hosting software called Weebly 4. Today, the very first day of fall, we decided to unveil a whole new design to our website that looks much more professional than any other version we' introduced since launching in 2014. We hope you love the design, and if you catch any quirks, send our team a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, happy fall y'all!
Today is a big day to celebrate. The Adrian D. Holmes Team successfully secured its first corporate affiliate relationship yesterday as it pursues a high-stakes marketing campaign in preparation for the release of Holmes's debut album The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited this December. The name of this first partner is Down Under Box, an Australian-based digital shop where customers can purchase "care boxes" for overseas Australian nationals or fans of Australian eats and sweets.
According to their website, the Down Under Box team "wanted to make it easy to get your favorite Aussie snacks delivered to you (or a lucky friend) no matter where you are in the world." Their company biography emphasizes the fact that the act of sending such goodies internationally can be quite an arduous task for the average person; however, Down Under Box has secured the necessary permissions to expedite this process through customs and deliver the goods to friends, family, and colleagues "without breaking the bank and without all the hassle."
To learn more about Down Under Box, visit their website at http://www.downunderbox.com.au/?ref=penzance. Remember to use referral code PENZANCE when you check out!
Shakespeare once famously declared that all the world’s a stage, and that the men and women in it are simply players acting out the scenes of life. Today, I’m excited to share a delightful interview I conducted recently with the beautifully talented Ms. Kaye Ballard in which we discussed her experience in an award-winning production of The Pirates of Penzance at the Minskoff Theater in New York City.
Some of the most decorated men and women of the stage, each located in diverse locations of the world, are to be included in the fall line-up of great interviews Adrian D. Holmes will publish over the next four months as we count down to December 31, the release date for his upcoming album The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited.
Here is the current schedule:
Kaye Ballard, retired American actress - September 5, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend)
Gary Sandy, American actor - September 17, 2016
Patricia Routledge, British actress - October 1, 2016
John Bolton Wood, Australian actor - October 15, 2016*
Simon Gallaher, Australian actor - November 5, 2016*
Estelle Parsons, American actress - November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving) *
George S. Irving, American actor - December 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve)*
All dates with *asterisks* are tentative publication times, subject to change without notice. The interviews with Estelle Parsons, John Bolton Wood, and Gary Sandy have yet to be conducted; however, each have expressed interest and intend to complete the interviews soon.
We have reached out to several other public figures, including Maureen McGovern, Bonnie Langham, and others, all of whom are currently coordinating various other events, yet have expressed interest in these interviews. Other names are also being approached and will be announced as they are scheduled.
To remain up to date, check back regularly at AdrianDHolmes.com.
The waiting is over. All may now see. Behold, the official album artwork for Adrian D. Holmes's The Pirates of Penzance: Revamped and Revisited.
For almost a year now, we have used a dummy cover to serve as the face of this project—and for a brief while, we were intending the dummy to be the official cover. As the project progressed, however, Adrian and the team felt that a different piece of artwork was necessary to properly represent his upcoming album.
Visual arts drive the media and entertainment world each day. Although an album may seem like a strictly auditory work, the experience for listeners is more than just listening. A visual aesthetic is key to a well-rounded musical experience. That's why we're proud to unveil a far more sophisticated design that we feel more appropriately embodies the quality of music which has been written over the course of the past year.
We sought to create artwork that was unique, unparalleled by any other artwork created for previous productions of The Pirates.
Much of the artwork associated with past major productions has been designed around the use of the actual actors in the art. Obviously since Holmes's upcoming album is strictly an orchestral work, actors could not be employed for our design.
We also wished to remove the focus from simply pirates by placing it more squarely on the exploratory nature of the life on the open water. Much like Adrian embarked on an exploration of new musical styles in his re-arrangement of Gilbert & Sullivan's classic score, the artwork aimed to demonstrate a departure from the traditional by embracing the new, the inventive, and the creative. Even after 137 years, The Pirates of Penzance is still as fresh as ever. With this new artwork now unveiled, we're certain a new generation of fans around the world will recognize this and enjoy the timeless character of this timeless classic.
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