United for Change Benefit Performance Aug. 28th

United for Change is a charity event for the nonprofit Live and Learn in Kenya held Aug. 26-28.   I will be performing at benefit solo acoustic show broadcast live for United for Change on Sunday August 27th at 11 am PDT.  All proceeds go to help feed children of poverty in Kenya.

To participate live or listen to the show: http://www.joerizzo.com/broadcast/8-28-11.htm

United for Change: http://www.unitedforchange.no-ip.fr/

Second Life:   http://secondlife.com/destination/united-for-change

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American Idol Contestant Ms. Emily Anne

Ms. Emily Anne

Ms. Emily Anne from Rockin' Java cafe Open Mic to American Idol

I hosted an wild and crazy open mic in San Francisco at Rockin’ Java cafe in the Haight Ashbury district for about 4 years. Plenty of talent went through those doors as well as quite a few less than stellar acts. One of the people to grace the stage was Emily Anne, one of the contestants that appeared on last night’s American Idol. The first thing I noticed about Emily was her very unique M.C. Escher tattoos on her arms. I had an Escher poster in office and had never seen anyone with Escher artwork on their arms. Emily seemed very sweet and had a very unique old-timey voice and singing style. She could also play guitar. I saw talent in Emily and I asked her to perform as a featured artist a few weeks later.

Last night Emily made the first round of cuts on American Idol in San Francisco and will be going to perform in Hollywood. Best wishes to you Emily…

joe rizzo

More info:
American Idol San Francisco Auditions

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Live Music Samples posted

I posted a few music samples of my originals songs from a few recent live broadcast performances. Check them out at: http://www.joerizzo.com/music
If you want to hear more, check the shows listing for live broadcast dates & times.

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Make Art

I stumbled upon a bunch of bricks embedded in the sidewalk this morning that gave me some inspiration …

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Second Life Solo Acoustic Performances

Recently, I have been performing solo acoustic live fairly frequently in Second Life.  For information on how to experience a show in Second Life or to listen to the live performance streamed on iTunes check: http://www.joerizzo.com/shows


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