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Singer Candace Woodson Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York

Singer Candace Woodson to perform at Couture Fashion Week New YorkSinger Candace Woodson will perform during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking her second appearance at the prestigious event, Ms. Woodson will perform Saturday September 9, 2017 to open the 4:00 pm fashion show, and at the after party that evening. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Candace Woodson will tell you she is back on top. Back from breast cancer, a total mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. The woman who began singing inspirational songs at church when she was barely 5 years old, has a personal message to share with the world: “Don’t give up.”

Ms. Woodson earned her music degree at Tennessee State University, and has worked as director of promotions for a record label and as a radio personality in Nashville. She launched her own singing career developing a distinctive sound that stretches from pop and R&B to country and jazz. For 5 years she was the headliner at the Omni Hotel in the resort area of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she performed with her band, Candace Woodson and the Domino Theory Band.

National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on June 7, and Ms. Woodson’s message of survival is one she is determined to share. “I’m a breast cancer survivor,” she says. “God let me live, so I’ve let it go, and I’m living life to the fullest.” That includes doing what she loves most. Less than a month after her surgery, she was back at work. Not in an office or at a desk, but on stage performing at the wedding reception of Justice Mellencamp – John Cougar Mellencamp’s daughter – on Hilton Head Island. Ms. Woodson left the audience exhausted from dancing to the “old-school grooves”—classic hits by Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson.

Candace Woodson’s spunk and determination continue to drive her life and career. In Summer 2017 her first single as an independent artist will be released worldwide through Sony SMG Distribution. The single, All It Takes, was recorded in Nashville with producer Kendall Duffie. Her recording The Answer is No charted on the UK Soul Chart at number one, and her current single, Where You Are, was released in May 2017 through the Diva’s Got Soul Project. Most recently, Ms. Woodson has been recording in different studios and working with top music industry producers on a new project scheduled for completion by late Fall 2017. See VIDEO of Candace Woodson’s recent performance at CFW.

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Award-Winning Violinist Tengku Ryo to Perform at Couture Fashion Week

Violinist Tengku RyoAward-winning violinist and composer Tengku Ryo will perform at the upcoming 22nd season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The performance will be part of a showcase of top Indonesian fashion designers at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 12, 2015. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the “Crossroads of the World.”

A rising music star in Indonesia, Ryo’s sound and compositions are unique and engaging, and live performances astound audiences with his speed and agility on the instrument. He has showcased ethnic music through the violin at prestigious international events throughout Asia and beyond. In addition to winning awards for his violin playing, Ryo has won 11 awards for guitar playing, and he is also a master of the flute and harmonica. He released his first album, Kecik, in 2007. The album is a distinctive blend of classical Malay music on violin and was a resounding success. His hit single, Journey to the Deli, was featured in the popular music album compilation, Indonesian Beauty, produced by MS Productions of Indonesia with Viky Sianipar. In 2011 Ryo released the album Spirit, which included a track featuring Canadian singer Janelle Thomas. With Spirit, Ryo pushes beyond the boundaries of his traditional and ethnic realm into contemporary world music. He is a keen student of multiple genres including Bluegrass, Ragtime, Blues, Cajun, and Celtic/Irish music, as well as Indian Gypsy, Mediterranean and Avant Garde music. Ryo’s inspirations include Nicollo Paganini, Stephane Grapelli, Roby Lakatos, Pablo de Sarasate, Ravi Shankar, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Tan Sri P Ramli, Said Effendi and AR Rahman. He has performed with such luminaries as Siti Nurhaliza, Amy Search, Fariz RM, and Lewis Pragasam.

Ryo is passionately dedicated to helping the homeless in Indonesia, and to date has mentored over 80 street musicians, ages 10 to 25, in Jakarta and Medan. Ryo’s recent projects include composing movie soundtracks with Alenia Pictures and directing several documentary films. His documentary directorial debut won second place for Best Documentary at the Denpasar International Movie Festival.

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Karla Sax Set to Perform at Upcoming Couture Fashion Week NY

Saxophonist Karla SaxOne of the world-class performers scheduled to perform at the 22nd Season of Couture Fashion Week New York is Karla Sax, a dynamic saxophone artist. Playing at top Vancouver and international venues, Karla Sax is one of those rare female saxophone players. She provides the right vibe, be it innovative jazz and contemporary saxophone sounds over electronic house, deep house, top 40, lounge, chill out or world music. Her exquisite sound captures the subtleties of a voice and creates beautiful dulcet tones. Currently, Karla is taking the music world by storm by jazzing up new restaurants, clubs, galas, and events with her sax/trax act, and playing alongside world renowned DJ’s. Karla has performed at Richard Branson’s Kensington Roof Gardens in London (UK), five-star hotels throughout Mallorca (Spain), the Cayman Island Winter Music Festival, Nikki Beach in Cabo San Lucas, as well as at many five star hotels and venues in Vancouver (Canada) such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Robson Square Ice Rink, the Vancouver Convention Center, and Holt Renfrew.

Karla Sax will perform during Couture Fashion Week at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 12, 2015 and at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 13, 2015. Get your tickets now.