Karaoke Scene April/May 2012 : Page 3

Publisher’s Message… O ur SongBurst 2012 competi-tion (“SongBurst at Sobo-ba”) has come to a climactic close on March 27th and was a fan-tastic success. Karaoke Scene would like to thank the fine people at the Soboba Casino for everything they have done to make this such a great event. Thanks also to radio stations X103.9, KCXX (The X) and 101.3 KATY (The Mix) for their support and the assistance of their on-air personalities, Bob Madden & Big Tad at each contest round. For more on the contest, including the winners, please see page 12. KaraokeFest 2012 is coming on Sat-urday, September 8 th at the fabulous L.A. County Fair in Pomona. By popular demand, KaraokeFest will again be held on a Saturday so we can all celebrate during our day-long Karaoke party on Saturday and then have a whole day to relax and recharge our batteries on Sunday. Remember, the “Fair” is open on Saturday, 10am – midnight. All of the details for KaraokeFest 2012 will be available at KaraokeScene.com and in our coming June/July issue. And don’t forget, apps for your iPhone and iPad are available at the App Store. Now you can have instant access to Karaoke Scene Magazine 24-7, right in the palm of your hand, wherever you are. Want to know who offers Karaoke shows on a given night? Grab your iPhone or iPad and check it out. Want to review an article or check out an ad Also coming soon, the Crème de la for a product or service? Grab your Kids junior singing competition for iPhone or iPad and check it out. Is those 17 years old and younger. And that just too cool or what? These apps As KaraokeFest approaches, we are in August comes the colorful and are currently FREE , so what are you nearing the time for the “Oscars” exciting Crème de la King competi-waiting for? of Karaoke, the “KJ of the Year tion for all Elvis impersonators. Awards.” These awards are so important because they provide a Don’t miss your chance to compete way to honor the KJs whose special and become a singing star! All of the contributions to Southern California details for all contests will be avail-Karaoke deserve to be recognized. able at KaraokeScene.com and in Whether it is great song selection, our coming June/July issue. outstanding sound system, fairest rotation, entertaining personality or just overall a provider of a most spe-We are currently in the process of cial Karaoke experience, the “extras” selecting the venues for our Kara-provided by the nominees in their okeFest 2012 singing competitions, prospective areas make Karaoke the Crème de la Crème, the Crème better for all of us. So please be sure de la Kids and the fabulous Crème to vote for your favorite KJ…they de la King. The number of hosting locations is limited so if you would deserve it! like your venue to be considered, please contact Karaoke Scene at the Please bear in mind that the more number or email address listed below votes that are cast, the more repre-before May 1 st . sentative the results. You may vote online at KaraokeScene.com . The voting begins on May 15 th and ends Sponsorship positions for Kara-June 30 th . In the interest of fairness, okeFest 2012 are also available to only one vote per email address qualified companies. and two votes per IP address will be accepted. Again, the “KJ of the For sponsorship information, contest Year Awards” depend on YOU , the venue information or to reserve your Karaoke community, to participate “Expo” booth, please call (714) and let those KJs who are worthy 826-2212 or email us at info@Ka-know that you appreciate their ef-raokeScene.com . Space and time are forts. They are there for you; please limited so be sure to contact us now! be there for them! Karaoke Vocalist of the Year” plus all that goes with it. As many of you know, our 2009 Male Karaoke Vocalist of the Year winner went on to win $250,000 at Oprah’s Karaoke Challenge on national television; and our 2010 Male Karaoke Vocalist of the Year, Clint J. Gamboa, made it to the top 24 on American Idol. COMING SOON, the king of all Ka-raoke singing contests...in early July, the fabulous “Crème de la Crème” singing competition will explode with singers from all over Southern California (and beyond) competing for thousands in cash and prizes and the coveted title of “Male & Female Please take a moment to subscribe now to the “Digital Edition” of Karaoke Scene Magazine. The “DE” offers everything that appears in our print edition and much more. And it is always available to you online 24-7. Go to www.KaraokeSceneMaga-zine.com to subscribe now. And best of all, it’s FREE! Apr / May 2012  www.KaraokeScene.com PO Box 2633 Cypress, CA 90630 714 826-2212 info@karaokescene.com T he staff of Karaoke Scene salutes the men and women of our armed forces as they fight around the world to defend our freedom . pUbliShER peter parker EDiTOR Debbie Meza inlAnD EMpiRE EDiTOR Yvonne Erman ADMiniSTRATivE ASSiSTAnT Fran Emmons COnTRibUTing WRiTERS Mark Baxter Jill Jaxx Carla Negri phOTOgRAphERS Marilyn Lomprey Eric Harris Sergio Candido Inland Empire Office 951 347-0792 Founded in 1993 by dennis snyder. KaraoKe Scene™ is published bi-monthly, all rights reserved. copyright©2011-2012. reproduction in whole or in part without the written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Karaoke Scene reserves the right to edit or omit any content. KARAOKE SCENE -Visit us on the web at www.karaokescene.com

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