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Artisan and Virgin Megastore to Crown New Funk Brother

26 Mar, 2003 By: Hive News

In celebration of the home video release of Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Artisan Home Entertainment has teamed with the Los Angeles Virgin Megastore on Sunset Blvd. for the “Step Out of the Shadows and Get Discovered at Virgin” talent contest.

For the event, which takes place April 21, with the Finals April 23, Artisan and Virgin are inviting budding vocalists to come to the store to perform their favorite Motown song before a select group of judges. The winner of the finals, which will be judged by a Universal Music executive offering an opportunity to be discovered, will get to perform a song with the Funk Brothers at the Grammy Award-winning group's concert the night of April 23 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

Artisan and Virgin will host an open mike April 21 for anyone to perform a Motown song during an as yet unannounced time slot. Three finalists who will be invited to return to the store from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 23 -- the day after Standing in the Shadows of Motown hits retail outlets -- to perform a song with the Funk Brothers. The Funk Brothers, along with executives from Universal Music, Artisan Home Entertainment and Virgin Megastore, will serve as judges. Artisan and Virgin will support the event with radio and print advertising as well as in-store signage.

Artisan Home Entertainment's Standing in the Shadows of Motown streets April 22 (prebook March 25) on DVD at $22.98 and on VHS at $19.98.

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