The momentum is building for the At the Same Time Music Video Contest. Our international contest has people contributing video and photographs from over 24 countries! To increase the global reach, we extended the registration to June 21st, the "at the same time" shooting date to June 24th 1 PM GMT and the submission date to June 26th. Winners will be announced on July 1st. And we are asking you to speak the word!
How to participate? Go to https://www.atstcontest.com/at-the-same-time-lyrics and listen to the words of "At the Same Time." Let your mind dream of images you already have in your photo and video collection and images you might want to capture from your corner of the world to contribute to the meaning of the song and this global blessing. Then, scroll down and enter the contest which only takes a minute. Decide which entries would be fun to make- some people are entering in all categories to increase their chances of winning and being part of the video. Key images referenced in the lyric are hearts, (you could show hearts in nature) faces (take powerful portraits of people in your life or find them in your travel photographs) eyes, children, birth, hands reaching, protect, family, love, light, etc. 30 second videos could be of major life events- a baby being born, children being joyous, people working and creating, families celebrating an important event, people enjoying nature, people of all faiths in worship, people experiencing wonder, people helping those in need, etc.
Finally, on June 24th, you are invited to be among people all over the world shooting footage "at the same time" to illustrate the many faces, hands, children, powerful moments of joy and longing I sing about in the song. Your footage may be selected for the video and win cash prizes up to $1,000 for most moving 30 second clip and $2,000 if you you make a winning full length video. I encourage you to involve children and anyone you love to share in this creative project together!
Thank you for joining and please spread the word to friends all over the planet! https://www.atstcontest.com
Ann is singing her original song "Pourquoi" in the upcoming feature film "Blind" starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore which opens in theaters on July 14th. See the trailer here.
Broadway World Cabaret Award!
Congratulations to Ann on her 2016 Broadway World New York Cabaret Award as "Best Jazz Vocalist (Male or Female)"!
Women's March Song
Ann Hampton Callaway was inspired to write a song for the historic January 21, 2017 Women's Marches taking place in DC, NY and all over the globe called The Women's March Song (We Stand, We Rise, We March Together). Countless people are learning it to sing and call out during the parade. Here is Ann's impassioned anthem which features streaming lyrics to help you learn the song and also to sing with in the parade. Lift your voices loud and clear for democracy!
Here are links to download The Women's March music and lyrics:
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Ann sings "What the World Needs Now is Love" with 40 Broadway stars at The DNC. Entertainment Weekly calls it the top event of both the Republican and Democratic Conventions! http://www.snappytv.com/tc/2461200
Ann Hampton Callaway Among the 50 Plus Broadway Stars to Record "What the World Needs Now is Love" to Benefit Orlando, Currently Number 1 On i-Tunes
Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley today announced the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlandoand an all-star roster of theater artists to record the new benefit single "What the World Needs Now is Love," produced in conjunction with Playbill at Avatar Studios. Created to honor the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub and aid the surrounding community, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.
Photo credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC
Featuring: Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Andréa Burns, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Joshua Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Kimiko Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Nina Hennessey, James Monroe Iglehart, Julie James, Carole King, Judy Kuhn, Nathan Lane, Anika Larsen, Zachary Levi, Jose Llana, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Janet Metz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli O'Hara, Rory O'Malley, Orfeh, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christine Pedi, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard, Will Swenson, Rachel Tucker, Tommy Tune, Jonah Verdon, Lillias White, Edith Windsor, Marissa Jaret Winokur, B.D. Wongand Tony Yazbeck.
"Callaway opened the program, the nature of her instrument - with its bell-like high notes and throaty low ones - coming closest to the character of Vaughan's sound. That much was apparent on Callaway's superb 2014 album, "From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project," but all the more on this occasion. Callaway lavished sumptuous colors on "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," spun silken strands of melody in "Misty" and referenced Vaughan's ability to invent melodic lines during high-flying scat passages in "Lullaby of Birdland."
"The dramatic high point of the evening, however, belonged to Callaway, who found new meanings in Stephen Sondheim's most famous and least interesting song, "Send in the Clowns." To Callaway - who told the audience she'd heard Vaughan deliver the work during the singer's final concert - this wasn't just a statement on the follies of love. It was a lament, an outpouring, a guttural cry on the beauty and tragedy of life, some passages sung a cappella, leaving Callaway utterly exposed emotionally and vocally. And all the more powerful for it. The performance deserved the standing ovation it instantly received, prompting Alexander to wonder if the concert should even continue after that. It did, enriched - as from the beginning - with orchestrations from Vaughan's recordings transcribed by conductor Lindberg." - Howard Reich
Congratulations to Ann for the February 10th release of her single of "At the Same Time". It is available on iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon.com. Barbra Streisand went Platinum with the song on two CDs - Higher Ground and Timeless - reaching 6 million people. "At a time when divisiveness and fear is at an all time high, I wanted to release my version of the song to give our world something beautiful to focus on- our inherent unity."
Artist, Composer, Author: Ann Hampton Callaway
Produced by Ziga Pirnat
Steve Genewick - Mixing Engineer
John Kilgore - Recording Engineer
Rob Mounsey - Arranger
Ziga Pirnat - Producer, Orchestra Programming, Piano
Mb Gordy - Drums
Alek Darson - Bass
Cover Art- Kari Strand
August 30-31 Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, New York, NY - "Ann Hampton Callaway in Concert"
September 7 Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Bethesda, MD - "The Ella Century"
September 16 Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA - Ann Hampton Callaway "The Ella Century"
September 23 Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN - "BUMC Gala"