June 22nd, 2014 Capitol Theatre, Overture Center
by Roy Elkins
|June 22nd, 2014Capitol Theatre|
The MAMA (themamas.org) was founded by Rick Tvedt, a local Madison musician, who has a deep passion for helping musicians and kids succeed. In it's 11th year, the MAMAs continues to thrive. In the second year of the MAMAs, I got involved as Rick's commitment to the music community is infectious. His dedication to this organization is unmatched and it may be years before the community ever realizes the positive impact that this one individual has had upon it. Beth Kille, one of the best performers and songwriters in Wisconsin, is producing the show and has put together an amazing event.
|Madison Music Maker|
This year the award will go to Leotha Stanley, who has been the music director at Mt.Zion church for 30+ years. His career has been legendary, as he was invited to the Olympic Trials (long jump), made the national team in 1987 and won a silver medal at a meet in the UK. He later became a paramedic and has helped scores of kids and adults become better musicians. He is truly a deserving individual. Jonathan Overby of Wisconsin Public Radio and one of Lee's closest friends will present his award to him.
Besides the great lineup of talent, numerous awards will be handed out to Madison's best. The red carpet is rolled out at 5 and the show will start at 6 PM.
I and Broadjam are honored and proud to part of this great organization.
Additional links & good organizations – Madison Area Music Association, Willywash, Dallas Songwriters Association – one of the best in the business, Merlin Mentors – Great org that helps young entrepreneurs, Les Paul Foundation, Wisconsin Foundation for School MusicPress & educational links – Hangout June 6, 2014, “Blanket” Music Licensing, Industry Projections, Celebrating Sonic Foundry, A Music Platform, Project Famous – Great Photographer, Models of Opportunity: How Entrepreneurs Design Firms