2012 Client Roster: Heather Russell

Written by Kandis Knight

After being signed by Rob Fursari (Lady Gaga, Beyonce and more) and Simon Cowell (American Idol) at just nine years-old, Heather Russell's trail has been ablazing!

Most recently the Brent Burn's industry co-sign from Kick Kick Snare, has the industry buzzing.

Russell—a Los Angeles-based recording artist—has been on a whirlwind journey, breaking into the music industry, and captivating fans and high level music industry professionals along the way.

It is not just the fact that Russell sings, that has people talking.  This tiny vocalist is every bit a powerhouse.  She also writes and plays her own music.  Her song “Never Ending Story” will simply move you to tears, or atleast elicit very strong emotions.

All to make you aware, that you are not just witnessing everyday talent.  At just three years-old, Russell could “double” her own voice perfectly!

At six, Russell’s mother was amazed to discover that her little girl had perfect pitch, could vocalize complex semitone runs, and sing in vibrato.

At eight, Russell taught herself how to play the piano even composing her first complete song, “You're Beautiful”.  Today, 12-year-old Heather Russell has penned 60 songs, 40 of which have been produced.  She has collaborated with a number of other artists, including several Grammy winners.

The songwriting skills Russell has acquired working alongside her father (also a professional musician) has helped her successfully break into the music writing and publishing industry.  Russell has also written and co-written all of the radio-ready songs she sings, songs that have helped this young preteen amass a huge Youtube following.  Most notably, Russell has penned tunes for major recording labels, most recently, a song for Jimmy Iovine for Interscope Records.

On Valentine’s Day, 2010, MSNBC played the “Listen Up” video, prompting tweets from celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. The buzz grew as viewers searched the internet for all of Heather’s music. In 2011, the family relocated to Los Angeles to chase Heather’s musical dream.

Inspired by artists as diverse as Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Queen, Bruno Mars and Adele, Heather has been able to stylize these musical influences into a sound that is all her own.  Here are some standouts in her already substantial catalog: the epic cry of devotion, “Crazy Glue”; the aching “I Can’t Call Your Name”; the Beatles-meet-R&B ode, “Made of Love”; the delicate, devastated  “She Needs Love”; the Motown-inflected “Don’t Know What Ya Got”; the pounding anthem “Where Is Your Heart?”; and the wistful, playfully romantic charmer, which promises to captivate,  “Radio Flyer.”

With such an impressive “start” it’s hard to believe she is only 12.  Heather Russell’s boundless talent is assurance that her music career is just beginning.

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2012 Client Roster: Ajika Health Foods

For Immediate Release 

Announces The Expansion of Ayurvedic Cooking Classes

Minneapolis, MN /E-Release/-- Ajika,  the food, health, wellness and lifestyle subsidiary of Ethnic Foods Company, wants to celebrate the tastes of fall with exotic, health “food lovers” across the Twin Cities!

Ajika and Ethnic Foods Company, long-time purveyors of ancient exotic spices, foods and nutrition,  are the largest companies in the Twin Cities that specialize in authentic International cooking and classes. 

Ajika offers several classes to the public, including; Savor Thailand, Savor the Middle East, Savor Mexico, Savor Persia, Savor India, and Savor Minnesota Harvest cooking classes.  This month Ajika announced the expansion of their  popular Savor Ethnic Foods Cooking classes to include specialized Ayurvedic cooking classes.

This fall the majority of the Savor Ethnic Foods classes were sold out within weeks of being announced.  So to help supply the demand for these “palate changing” classes Ethnic Foods Company has added  several new winter menus, guaranteed to add color, spice and heat to your winter!

“Ajika is committed to our mission and commitment to the health and wellness of the entire community and we are striving to be a visible "healthy lifestyle" advocate in the Midwest,” explains Kavita Mehta, CEO of Ajika and Ethnic Foods Co.

Enrollment for the November classes begins soon and Ajika welcomes you to sign up before all of the classes are sold out.  "These classes are like a mini vacation where you will feel yourself magically transported through your senses to exotic far away lands. Please bring your own wine to help top off this enchanted evening of fun!"  says Mehta.

In November, Ajika is offering a half price offer for all classes as a special way of saying thank you for the Holidays when you register before October 15th, 2012.

About Ajika and Ethnic Foods Co.

Founded by International Food Expert, Kavita Mehta in 1988, Indian Foods Company now Ajika, quickly became the main supplier of many Indian products in mainstream grocery stores and area health food stores in the Midwest.  Ajika provides a distinctive array of exotic foods and spices carefully chosen and prepared  in the Ayurvedic tradition.

In addition to food products, the company provides culinary consulting services, popular ethnic cuisine classes, called Savor Ethnic Cuisine and the newly added Ayurveda lifestyle classes.

The mission of Ajika, is to provide the flavors and the culinary traditions of International cuisine to those seeking healthy food options.  Thanks to Kavita Mehta and Ajika, those with a passion for fine exotic cuisine can now create their own international culinary delights. 

Ajika stocks many products across multiple categories including an extensive selection of the company’s own signature line, Ajika products.

The exclusivity of Ajika’s offering lies in its ability to source and stock unique, high quality gourmet products and ingredients from around the globe, including the most extensive line of organic ethnic food spice blends currently available on the market.

For more information, and to register for classes please visit www.ajika.com or call 952-593-3000. 

To book private parties, for cooking demonstrations, Ayurveda classes or to register for one of our Wine Dinners please email kandisknight@gmail.com .

Upcoming Wine Dinners:

September:                  Back To School Family Dinner
October:                     Halloween Fun Night Dinner
November:                 Thanksgiving Native American Feast
December:                 Mixed Holiday Dinner
Contact:  Kandis Knight,
Marketing Director
Phone: (612) 599-7852
Ethnic Foods Company
204 Central Avenue
Osseo, MN  55369
Phone (952) 593-3000

2012 Client Roster: Magic Radio 1530

For Immediate Release

Magic 1530 Celebrates 1st Anniversary With
The 2012 Sound of Magic Artist of the Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 1st /E-Release/ -- The Twin Cities newest adult contemporary radio station, Magic 1530, wants the world to celebrate their one year anniversary through music! 
To celebrate this huge accomplishment, the station will be launching their “15 Days in June” promotion that spotlights 15 incredible Minnesota artists who define the “Minneapolis Sound” and their 1st Annual 2012 Sound of Magic Artist of the Year Award.
The 1st Annual 2012 Sound of Magic Award will honor the best National and International artists whose video truly captures the essence of  “The Minneapolis Sound”, the winner will take home a cushy social media and radio package valued at $10,000 to help push their career. 
“The Twin Cities have always been a hot bed for creative music and people around the world love the music we make.  Even though we are the new kids on the block, we want everyone who is in love with the “Minneapolis Sound” to celebrate with us,” explains Rodney Smith, Magic 1530’s station manager. 
Although the year has been full of highs and low, Magic 1530 has enjoyed many great milestones including moving to a brand new location (relocating from Chaska to Golden Valley), having national recording artists such as Grammy Award winning recording group Mint Condition through the door, and in April 2012, international radio personality Michael Baisden was in studio live.  Most recently the station is forging great partnerships with major corporations and media outlets such as Allied Movie Company and Curves Fitness Centers to help expand their community outreach.
“We started small for a reason, and we are on track to launch many initiatives in the Minneapolis market and abroad in 2013.  We will be launching a brand new website the end of June to coincide with the launch of all new social media pages, we are even working on our own application for mobile users,” says Smith. 
To submit your video for The 1st Annual 2012 Sound of Magic Award simply visit Magic 1530’s new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Magic1530) (remember to click “like”) then send your Youtube video url to the email provided on our Facebook page.  Winners will be announced on June 15th, 2012.
About Magic 1530
Magic 1530’s (Twin Cities 1530 a.m.) is a classic and contemporary R&B music format.  Founded in June 2011, Magic 1530 is dedicated to bringing back the local feel to radio while remaining on the cutting edge of radio technology.  Magic 1530 is not a radio station just for urban listeners.  Just as Motown hit people across spectrums and class lines, so does Magic 1530.  Anyone who loves good music or grew up listening to these classics will enjoy Magic 1530. 

Magic 1530 is always looking for advertising, sponsorship or marketing partners, please check us out at 2012 Minneapolis Juneteenth Festival! For more information please visit www.magic1530.com or follow us on Twitter @mplsmagic

            Kandis Knight,
Marketing Director
Magic 1530 a.m.