Kollaboration Acoustic 4

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Name: Suzy Ryoo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kollaboration launches their 4th annual acoustic talent event, scheduled for Friday, August 27, 2010 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA.

Kollaboration Acoustic 4 will take place on Friday, August 27th 2010, 8:30pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood as the second Kollaboration show to take place in Southern California this year.  Following the main Kollaboration 10 show attended by almost 6,000 people at the Shrine Auditorium this past March, Kollaboration is bringing its Acoustic 4 show back to a more intimate location at the Ford Amphitheatre for another unique evening of music and inspiring new talents.

Acoustic 4 will bring to the arena musicians that perform their vocals with various non-electrical instruments such as percussion, string and woodwind instruments.  For this annual talent competition, 11 musical acts were selected after a competitive round of auditions in front of Kollaboration judges.  Similar to our past performers, many of this year’s performers have already garnered well established internet and regional followings, while others are looking to Acoustic 4 to introduce their talents to a new fan base.  This year’s performers to compete for First Place and $1,000 include: Alex & Jackie (Alex Hwang & Jackie Kim), Justis Kao, Esna Yoon, FlowEthics, Sorah Yang & Brian Fang, Peony (Judy Lee), Hippie Hippie Hoorah, Lily Bee (Lilian Bui), Johnny Le & Iris Leonardo, Misscarolinexoxo and Dawen.

In addition to the talent in the competition, Acoustic 4 will feature YouTube phenom and Hollywood Records recording artist Marié Digby as a guest judge and headlining performer. Ms. Digby first hit the national stage last year when a homemade video of her performing an acoustic cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” made her a YouTube sensation (12 million views to date).  The first child of a Japanese mother and Irish-American father, the Los Angeles native first started writing her own songs at age 15 on a $50 guitar she bought on a whim. Her first album, Unfold, debuted at 29 on the Billboard chart, 2 on the iTunes album chart, 3 on Billboard’s Digital Top 100 album chart and prompted a successful string of film and television placements for her songs including ER, Greek, The Hills, One Tree Hill, and Smallville.  Ms. Digby is set to release her debut film “Breathing Underwater” this summer.

Kollaboration Acoustic 4 will also present a special comedy performance “ChannelPKtown” by Kollaboration’s very own founder Paul “PK” Kim.  Paul “PK” Kim, who has stepped down from his post as Executive Director of Kollaboration, will make a friendly appearance to showcase a medley of his new pieces.  Guest performers and guest judges, in addition to Marié Digby and PK, will be joining the expanding lineup and announced closer to the event date.

Kollaboration Acoustic 4 continues to be a platform for the growing number of API (Asian Pacific Islander) artists and the greater API community to come together to celebrate under the summer stars in an intimate and friendly environment.  The Ford Amphitheatre is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios. The amphitheatre grounds open at 6:30PM, two hours before show time at 8:30PM, for picnicking.  The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site and box dinners for evening events may be ordered in advance. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. On-site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows and $1 per vehicle for morning family shows. For evening shows only, FREE non-stacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford, for evening amphitheatre performances only, is available at the Universal City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles every 15-20 minutes, stops in the “kiss and ride” area.

General admission tickets ($15) and VIP admission/Preferred Seating tickets ($25) are available at www.FordTheatres.org or 323 461-3673 (for non-visual media 323 GO 1-FORD). Through the Ford’s early buyer incentive, adults who buy tickets on or before August 20 pay only $10.

Kollaboration Acoustic 4 is part of the Ford Amphitheatre 2010 Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations. For a complete season schedule, directions to the theater and parking information, log on to www.FordTheatres.org.

Kollaboration is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Movement founded in 2000 by Paul “PK” Kim. Under the guidance of Executive Producer Roy Choi and a leadership network of students and professionals all over the United States and Canada, Kollaboration Global promotes the mission of “Empowerment Through Entertainment” in the Asian Pacific Islander community.  Kollaboration has produced shows in over 40 cities to a total audience of over 40,000.

1100 S. Flower St. #3160, Los Angeles, CA 90015  |   www.kollaboration.org

*Updated Information*
The winner will be determined by a panel of API leaders/role models representing the entertainment industry:
Marié Digby (recording artist)
Tinsel Korey (actress, Twilight Saga)
Big Phony (recording artist)
Travis Wong (the LXD, WFPF Member, Co-Host MTV’s Ultimate
Parkour Challenge)
Shinae Yoon (Executive Director of Visual Communications)

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