Reverend Doctor D
“The Right Reverend, Doctor D”, Chicago blues veteran with an imposing 7-foot frame. He’s destined to become a legend, if he isn’t one already.
Ivankovich understands what it’s like to be the underdog. Achieving All-State and All-American honors as a hoops baller and shot-caller, Ivankovich was one of the most highly recruited players in the States. With over 500 scholarship offers, he decided to play for Northwestern University while working towards his BSM/MD in the prestigious Honors Program In Medical Education. Then . . . disaster. A horrific knee injury ended his dreams of playing for the NBA and the Yugoslavian Olympic team.
With newfound time on his hands, he listened to his heart and turned to music for inspiration, transitioning from classical violinist to fire-breathing blues guitarist. Within months, he was playing on-stage with some of his musical heroes. Ivankovich went right to the source of the blues on Chicago’s South Side. He jammed, performed, and recorded with Chicago legends, Eddie Taylor, Homesick James, Snooky Pryor, Lefty Dizz, Johnny Dollar, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Dion Payton, Magic Slim, Junior Wells, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. Including a stint as bandleader for legendary bluesman, Otis Rush.
At the Checkerboard Lounge on 43rd Street, he befriended and made a lifelong connection with players that he would eventually tap for the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Names like “Killer” Ray Allison, Jerry “Bam-Bam” Porter, Johnny B. Gayden and Roosevelt “Mad-Hatter” Purifoy. While a student at Northwestern, WNUR-FM, one of America’s premier non-commercial stations broadcasting from the University, took note. While trying to find the classroom for “Intro to Geography”, he took a wrong turn. It turned out to be all too right, bringing him to the door of the WNUR on-air studios. The music director lamented that the Blues Show needed a host or faced cancellation. Fate dropped that opportunity right in his lap.
The name, Daniel Ivankovich, didn’t have the right ring for Chicago blues, so he created the on-air personality, The Right Reverend, Doctor D. “Out Of The Blue” became the premiere Chicago blues program and was syndicated in over sixty markets. This led to on-air stints at commercial outlets WCKG-FM in Chicago and WQHT-FM in New York. He worked as producer and program developer for MJI Broadcasting in New York. He strides into hospital lobbies in a sweet black leather cowboy hat and goatee. He understands the pain his patients suffer, having personally undergone thirteen knee surgeries himself. Because of this, a unique ride was necessary for comfort as well as street credibility while navigating the rough & tumble streets of the ‘hood’.
Dan Ivankovich is a well-known public figure. In March 2010 he was featured on the American Spirit segment in Katie Couric’s CBS evening news in addition to numerous segments in both print and broadcast media. After the devastating earthquake in January 2010, he traveled to Haiti on his own expense to treat the countless victims pulled from the rubble, taking special interest in the spinal cord injured patients he found laying in makeshift tents. Through a series of miracles and moxie, he cut through mountains of red tape and personally escorted two such patients, Bazelais Suy and Josette Delisca, back to the States for top-notch care, a feat that was covered by newscasts all over the country and will soon be documented in an international story by the Associated Press.
Several documentaries are currently in the works chronicling his life story and humanitarian missions. With all of his variable expertise, there is a connecting thread. Whether squeezing a blue note out of his six-string, preaching on the day’s relevant social issues, or wielding a scalpel with skill and precision, the street rules his reality. Dan Ivankovich does it all with a street-savvy hipness and honesty, integrity that’s nearly extinct in today’s climate of inequitable health care policies, greed, corruption, and injustice.
He’s bluesman, healer, shaman & philosopher, and, as Bo Diddley said about Ivankovich’s blues alter ego, The Right Reverend, Doctor D, “one of the craziest %$#@! I’ve ever met. He ain’t from this planet.”
Steamgunk is a steampunk-inspired glitch-electro project. Though electronic music at its core, the style and concept rest mainly within glitch-electronica, industrial, and a heavy ambiance. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and technology based on steam power of the 19th century. Fressed electronic music for the newced contraptors, oiled gizmologists, and steampunkaneers.
Born from boredom and an appreciation of glitch electronica, an affection for old science fiction films, noir, steampunk culture, and a shameless infatuation with b-movie horror films. Inspired by light ale in summer nights, dark stout on winter days, men with beards, theater seats with cupholders, the 80′s, and my old 8-bit life. Past projects include Set Prometheus Aflame (late 2008 to early 2011) and Cyan Roddington (early to late 2011).
The Most Tαlented Turkish Actress..
By Turkish accounts, she is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desired actresses in the country.
Beren Saat finished her primary and secondary education at TED Ankara College after which she went to Başkent University to study Business Administration. While at university, she participated in the TV competition Türkiye’nin Yıldızları where she finished runner up.
After appearing in a series of candy commercials, Saat made her television debut in Aşkımızda Ölüm Var where she played Ece Uslu’s sister. In 2004, she acted in Aşkımızda Ölüm Var and in 2005, she had her first lead role in Aşka Sürgün. Then she played the lead Yasemin Ünsal in Tomris Giritlioğlu’s Hatırla Sevgili which gave her nationwide fame.
In 2008, she again collaborated with Giritlioğlu in the film Güz Sancısı (Pains of Autumn). The same year Saat played Bihter Yöreoğlu in an adaptation of Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil’s classic novel Aşk-ı Memnu set in the modern day. She won back to back Golden Butterfly Awards for Best Actress for her performance. Saat also acted as the lead in director Serdar Akar’s film Gecenin Kanatları (Wings of the Night) released in Decembre 2009.
Aşkımızda Ölüm Var (2004)
Aşka Sürgün (2005)
Hatırla Sevgili (2006)
Güz Sancısı (2008)
Aşk-ı Memnu (2008)
Gecenin Kanatları (2009)
Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? (2010)
Oyuncak Hikayesi 3 (2010)
TED Ankara Koleji mezunudur. Başkent Üniversitesi’nde işletme konusunda ihtisas yaparken Türkiye’nin Yıldızları adlı, aktör ve aktris yetiştirip hafta sonu performanslarını değerlendiren yarışma programına katıldı. Bu programla birlikte yıldızı parladı. Yarışma programının ekibinde bulunan Tomris Giritlioğlu’nun kardeşi, ona Beren’den söz edince televizyon dizilerinin aranan yüzlerinden biri haline geldi.
İlk başrolünü Aşka Sürgün dizisinde oynayan oyuncu sonradan bir dönem dizisi olan Hatırla Sevgili’de ikinci başrolünü sergiledi. En son olarak ve hala devam eden Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil´in eserinden uyarlanan Aşk-ı Memnu dizisinde oynadı. Bu dizide Bihter karakterini canlandırmaktadır. Dizide Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ’un canlandırdığı Behlül karakteri ile yasak aşk yaşaması büyük ilgi görmüştür. Aşk-ı Memnu’daki rolü sayesinde popülerliğini artırdı İlk sinema deneyimi Güz Sancısı olan Saat, Tomris Giritlioğlu ile tanıştığından dolayı rol için teklif aldı ve birkaç senedir bu filmin çekilmesini beklediğinden dolayı filme uzunca bir süre hazırlandı.
SID SINGS… make a big rock ‘n’ roll sound, mixing the best in blues, punk and classic British Beat. The band is headed-up by sassy, mysterious frontwoman, Sid and powered by Sandy Michie’s turbo-charged guitar-playing and Marco Quarantotto’s down and dirty drumming. A combination which has lead critics to describe them as ‘Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs backed by the early ZZ Top’, and ‘Patti Smith fronting The White Stripes.’
Their uber-charismatic live show simply blows audiences away. They opened at The HMV Forum in London for Mod legends Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler from The Jam and have also supported the likes of Eddie & The Hotrods , Nine Below Zero and Yat-Kha. They have headlined several prestigious London venues including The Blues Kitchen, The Barfly, The Borderline, 93 Feet East and The Garage. They have also enthralled audiences at festivals in the UK and Europe including Guilfest, Gold Coast Ocean Festival, Nozstock, Avant Garde Blues Festival in Italy, and Cognac Blues Passions Festival in France, where they were named band of the day and were hailed by the press as stars of the nu-blues.
After the band appeared on The Balling The Jack Show on Resonance FM Sid was offered her own show which is called House Rent Boogie and airs every Tuesday at 3pm.
Their first album, Notes From The Underground was released last year to critical acclaim. The song, Killer Love from that collection is the main theme song of the soon to be released film, Jane Doe. They are currently working on a follow-up which promises to burn with the classic intensity which has become their trademark.
As the song says, Sid Sings are gonna shake it tonight…
Detroit based quintet Ghosts of August is set to debut their first national radio single aided, in part, by the support of their fans. “For most fans, experiencing and finding music today is really an issue of trust,” states front man Dave Holowchak, “People find new music and recommendations through their most trusted sources – friends. A large part of how we create our music is built around rewarding that trust and encouraging this process by delivering great music.”
Since forming in 2007, the Metro-Detroit based band comprised of Dave Holowchak (vocals), Paul Delmotte (guitar), Steve Leemgraven (guitar), Terry Freers (Bass) and Kenny Leemgraven (drums), has worked tirelessly to develop and promote the idea that impacting many fans starts by giving, one fan, music so infectious that it has to be shared with others. “Our sound and songs are meant to connect with the audience on a deeper level,” states Holowchak, “but we also understand that there is a fine line between creating art-for-art’s sake and coming up with songs and material that have commercial appeal.” Ghosts of August’s massive hooks, crushing instrumentation, creative introspection and evocative lyrics are a perfect balance between art and appeal.
Ghosts of August’s debut single “Disease,” is set to impact active rock radio on August 16th and will be supported by an aggressive touring schedule. The single will be available for streaming and purchase on July 19th and will be accompanied by a limited edition pre-album EP. The complete self-titled freshman album will be available later in the year and was engineered, produced and mixed by Martin Bak at SLR Studios in Toronto, Canada.
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