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Zac Brown Band takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS


Zac Brown Band takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge to Strike Out ALS!

 

 

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A Conversation With Yanni

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A Conversation With Yanni

Presented by American Express

Thursday, September 18, 2014

8:00pm PT

Please join us at The Clive Davis Theater for a rare, intimate discussion with Yanni, moderated by journalist Steve Hochman.

American Express Presale begins Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:30a.m. PT

General onsale begins Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:00pm PT.

More details at: http://www.yanni.com/news.html?n_id=1434

 

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The Very Talented De Los Reyes Family

 

Video by  Urban Latino Television (2009)
 
Many of you know percussionist Daniel de los Reyes from Yanni’s Tribute Tour,

Danny is now a member of the Grammy Award Winning Zac Brown Band.

http://www.zacbrownband.com/daniel-de-los-reyes.html
https://www.facebook.com/DanieldelosReyesMusic

Danny’s older brother is also a percussionist/drummer with the band “Chicago”.

Check out his website and Facebook site:

http://www.walfredoreyesjr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wreyesjr.1

Danny’s younger brother, Kamar is an actor and recently Kamar & his wife Sherri Saum had twins.

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Yanni-Barclays Center, NYC-Opening Night-World Tour 2014

 

Video courtesy of Darkrift1111

 

Love the close up of Yanni playing the keyboard.

Yanni- Acroyali + Desire @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn, Aug 7, 2014




Yanni at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY last night and the ever so popular “End Of August”, love it!

#Yanni WorldTour2014

 

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Daniel de los Reyes Signature Drumsticks!

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A message from Daniel de los Reyes

Anybody that buys sticks, please reach out on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/DanieldelosReyesMusic

. When you come to the concert I will do my best to go to merch after show to meet and sign. 

http://store.zacbrownband.com/accessories.html?p=3

Daniel de los Reyes

Zac Brown Band Tour Schedule

http://www.zacbrownband.com/shows.html

 

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Yanni World Tour 2014~Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, IL

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Yanni’s World Tour 2014 begins in about a week throughout the United States & Canada!

Don’t miss an amazing night of music!

Yanni will be at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL on Sept.6th!

Tickets are still available!

Visit Yanni’s Official Facebook site:

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYanni

 

 

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Walfredo de los Reyes~Percussion Clinician of the Year 2014

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A message from Daniel de los Reyes

From my father Walfredo de los Reyes Sr.

I would like to thank DRUM magazine for the award “Clinician of the year 2014″. All of my endorsers company for their unwavering support (Sabian, Gon Bops, DW, Remo, Regal Tip, Dixon, Samson and Kickport. All of the other nominees and the many supporters who voted for me. I am grateful. Lets celebrate together with a big JAM!

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Photo courtesy of Daniel de los Reyes

 Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Drummer, Percussionist, Songwriter) (Chicago, Santana)

Walfredo Reyes Sr. (Cuban Drumming Pioneer)

Daniel de los Reyes (Zac Brown Band)

 

 

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Father & Son Win Percussion Awards by Drum Magazine!

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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel de los Reyes

A message from Daniel de los Reyes:

Very excited about having won on Drum Magazines 2014 poll “Percussionist Of The Year” and “Rock/Pop/Hip Hop Percussionist”.

Very blessed and grateful to be along side my father Walfredo de los Reyes Sr who won Clinician/Educator of the year.

Thank you to all of the folks that nominated and voted for us.

My friend artist Joseph Carrion thank you for the poster.

Daniel de los Reyes

https://www.facebook.com/DanieldelosReyesMusic

https://twitter.com/Danieldelosrey9

 

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Yanni on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now”!

 

Yanni appeared on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” on the OWN Network last night.  Here are a few clips.

I will post the complete airing once I have a link.

You can view the complete video of Yanni’s appearance on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” at the Yanni Community. Thank you to Arnaldo and AJ Franco for recording the special.

http://yannicommunity.com/video/yanni-on-own-complete-video-interview

Be sure to check out Yanni World Without Borders 2014 Tour dates at

http://www.Yanni.com/Tour

 

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Oprah’s Where Are They Now Show and Yanni Interview

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TUNE IN to Oprah’s OWN Network!

Yanni – Back with Oprah after 25 years.
Sunday, July 13 at 9:00pm ET / 8:00pm CT!

Plus on July 11th at 11:am

Yanni will be on the Huffington Post Live this Friday, July 11 at 11:00am:

Tune in: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/musician-yanni-oprah-winfrey-network/5356c7dcfe344453ac000007

Yanni appeared on Huffington Post Live this morning, If you missed it here is the segment. Enjoy!

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/musician-yanni-oprah-winfrey-network/5356c7dcfe344453ac000007

 

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Zac Brown Band Great American Road Trip Tour 2014 Is Underway!

Zac Brown Band’s Great American Road Trip Tour is underway! Have you seen them in concert yet?

They put on one hell of a show.

Check out when the Zac Brown Band will be in your area: http://www.zacbrownband.com/shows.html

Video by KathyChicago/Alpine Valley, WI-June 8th 2013

Check out Zac Brown Band percussionist Daniel de los Reyes’s view from his percussion set up during a concert: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=534102823362869  and while you’re there give Daniel’s page https://www.facebook.com/DanieldelosReyesMusic  a “LIKE”. Danny shares updates and responds to messages on his page.

Here is another video from a recent Zac Brown Band Concert as they perform “Day Of The Dead”. It’s performed in Skeleton outfits and masks.

Check out Daniel de los Reyes from his percussion set up!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=537495046356980&set=vb.228201130619708&type=2&theater

 

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New Yanni World Without Borders Tour Dates Added!

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Photo courtesy of Yanni Management

 

Just announced Yanni will be heading to Tunis, Tunisia on July 22nd at The Roman Theatre of Carthage.

 USA & CANADA are you ready for some “PUNCH”?

2nd Leg of Yanni’s World Without Borders Tour starts August 15th!

Please visit http://www.Yanni.com/Tour for details

Lets keep @Yanni‘s Theme Song for the USGA alive!

Come on over to the community page https://www.facebook.com/KEEPYANNIUSGA and show your support and “LIKE” the page!

“Is this the last U.S. Open to feature Yanni? The story behind one of sports’ greatest theme songs.”

http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2014/06/enough-about-johnny-is-this-th.html

Let’s make sure Fox Network keeps Yanni’s theme song: “In Celebration of Man” for the USGA. Use HashTag #KEEPYANNIUSGA on your posts and on twitter!

 

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Yanni Visits the Gagarin Training Center in Star City, outside of Moscow.

Yanni is welcomed at the Gagarin Training Center in Star City, outside of Moscow.

The home of the Russian Federal Space Program, Roscosmos. The training gateway to the International Space Station.

Photo One:

Yanni  With Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (Russia) and Astronaut Scott Kelly (USA) about to enter the Soyuz Space Module

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Ready for a small trip around the world with Astronaut Scott Kelly (USA)

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With extraordinary Astronauts and Instructors Peggy Whitson (USA) and Sunita “Suni” Williams (USA), in Star City.

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In the company of greatness.

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (Russia), Astronaut Scott Kelly (USA), Yanni, and Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov (Russia).

Photo Five:

Inside the MIR Space Station with my great instructor and now good friend Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov (Russia).

 

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Photos courtesy of Yanni Management

 

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Yanni’s World Tour 2014 Continues, New PBS Special, New Album, Behind The Scenes!

Yanni’s World Tour has been a big hit and audiences have been loving his concerts.

Yanni is touring Europe right now and in August will begin touring North America.

Please visit http://www.Yanni.com/Tour to see when Yanni will be performing in your city.

Yanni recently released a new album Inspirato which is receiving rave reviews and has been listed on Billboard’s Charts as #1 in the New Age category.

Coming soon to PBS, Yanni: World Without Borders Special will be airing.

Here is a sneak peek:

Please check  http://www.pbs.org/tv_schedules/ to find the PBS station in your area and schedule information. If the special is not listed contact your local PBS station and ask them to air Yanni: World Without Borders.

The DVD (compatible with DVD players globally) will be available to the general public in September.

Yanni World Without Borders DVD

Plus see the behind the scenes (load in & load out) of the Yanni Concert in Chennai & Bangalore, India.

Video by: J DAVIS PROSOUND AND LIGHTING

 

 

 

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Yanni on Ana Maria Braga’s Top Rated TV Show Mais Voce in Brazil!

Video courtesy of Yanni Management

 

Check out the video of Yanni with Ana Maria Braga on her TV Show, Mais Voce. Yanni appeared on Ana’s show which is one of the most top rated shows in Brazil.

Yanni talks about his current concert tour, shares with us a special Greek recipe which I have listed below.

Be sure to visit the tour schedule and see when Yanni will be coming to your city.

http://www.Yanni.com/Tour

Meatballs Appetizer Felitsa (Yanni’s mom)

Courtesy of Yanni

Ingredients

450 g lean ground beef
2 eggs
2 teaspoons (tsp) minced garlic
¼ cup of chopped onion
1 ½ tbsp (tablespoons) fresh mint, chopped
1 ½ teaspoon (tsp) oregano
1 teaspoon (tsp) kosher salt (or sea)
1 spoon of red wine vinegar
4 loaves of wholemeal sandwich, shelled into small slices
Vegetable oil for frying

Method of preparation

In a large bowl mix together 450g of ground beef with 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons (tsp) minced garlic, ¼ cup of chopped onion, 1 ½ tbsp (tablespoons) fresh mint, chopped 1 ½ teaspoon (tsp ) oregano, 1 teaspoon (tsp) kosher salt, 1 spoon of red wine vinegar. *Reserve

Soak the bread in warm water until soft. Then squeeze bread to remove excess water, and squeeze it to turn into a smooth paste. With your hands mix the bread to meat and *reserved spiced up, until all ingredients are well incorporated and the bread is no longer visible.

With hands make balls of an inch and fry with a little oil until brown. Serve at once.

 

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