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The Inspired Word's All-Star Music Showcase @ Tagine

Debut of The Inspired Word's All-Star Music Showcase! @ the intimate and utterly exotic Tagine restaurant in midtown Manhattan - home of live music, hookahs, belly dancing, and Moroccan cuisine.

Our super-hot lineup features singers Sylvana Joyce, Marya Lawrence Hart, Eric Lee, Jade Zabric, and Tohm, and hip hop MC/singer/songwriter Billy Conahan.

Hosted by Sylvana Joyce (the host of The Inspired Word's two music open mics, Unplugged Monday and The Music Box)

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Where: Tagine

221 West 38th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)

Manhattan, New York

Phone: (212)[masked]

By subway, take train to:
42nd St./Port Authority Bus Terminal (8th Ave) on A, C, E
42nd St./Times Square (7th Ave) on 1,2, 3 N, Q, R, M, 7
34th St./Penn Station (7th Ave) on 1, 2, 3
34th St./Penn Station (8th Ave) on A, C, E
34th St./Herald Square (6th Ave/Broadway) on N, Q, R, B, D, F

Doors open @7pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10.

21+ age limit.


Feature BIOS:

Singer/Songwriter Sylvana Joyce is the lead vocalist of the award-winning alternative rock band Sylvana Joyce & The Moment and the winner of The Ultimate Singer-Songwriter Contest 5. She began writing songs at age 5 and grew up listening to opera, classical music, and Romanian folk music, some of which were composed by her late grandfather, a well-known songwriter in Romania. Her music later influenced by Jim Morrison, Nina Simone and Bob Dylan, she attended conservatory at Boston University and in the summer of 2010 founded Sylvana Joyce & The Moment. Her band has toured the Northeast and has received wide recognition from the indie scene. They’ve performed at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center and NYC’s Bitter End, Studio @ Webster Hall, and Knitting Factory; have won the 2012 Battle of the Bands (hosted by Unregular Radio) and the 2011 MENSA Category for iStars Talent Competition; and will perform at the 2013 SXSW Music Showcase. A boffo Huffington Post article featured her in late July 2013 and a performance of her band's single, "The Break," was featured on the NBC TV Show "Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase." You can find Sylvana Joyce & The Moment @ and

Marya (rhymes with aria) Lawrence Hart was born into a talented family of musicians. Her father, saxophone legend Arnie Lawrence, guided her into a musical life rich with a love for all kinds of music. "Because my dad was a great jazz saxophonist," she says, "I grew up going to and falling asleep on the benches of all the best jazz clubs...So music is in my DNA." Marya's singing and music draws from jazz, blues, hip-hop, reggae, funk, soul and world music - everything from scat to sexy. Marya has a highly infectious sound of her own and is an enchanting and unique performer who never fails to captivate her audience. She’s performed at The Blue Note, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, and SOB's.

Billy Conahan is a rising star - with a bullet - on the New York City hip hop scene and the recent winner of the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival's Show & Prove Contest. Not only a successful MC, with two mixtapes and a third on the way, Conahan is also a singer/songwriter and actor, making his acting debut in the upcoming independent film, "Milk & Honey," set to be released in late 2013. For free downloads of both mixtapes, visit ( /

Eric Lee is a singer/songwriter from New York City whose feel-good sound reminds you of the discos of the late 1980’s. Serving bruising kicks, twig snapping snares and drive-by bass lines is Eric's sonic foundation, layered with original lyrics and emotionally stimulating melodies. His stage presence is equally creative and totally electrifying, as he struts across the stage in his six-inch stiletto boots and skin tight pants. He began his career as a dancer, utilizing all the major styles, but found his true passion in writing and performing his own music, while quickly branching into recording, engineering, mixing and mastering. As a proud member of the LGBT community, he strives to share a message of equality, tolerance, and love. He is refreshingly unique and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jade Zabric is about to change the world with one box and six strings! Shortly after joining the US Air Force, Jade was picked up by Air Force Entertainment's Tops in Blue, a morale band, entertaining troops around the world as the 2006 team's lead guitar player. Now residing in Brooklyn, she's as an undergrad at New York University while pursuing an independent music career, already featuring in such NYC places as Pangea, P&G Lounge, and National Underground. Jade's debut album, "Singer/Songwriter," is now available on iTunes. You can find her website @

The sexy Tohm, who moved to NYC from Israel when she was 20, is a singer/songwriter determined to flip the Earth's frown upside down with the power of music and cleavage. She sees herself as the musical love child of Britney Spears and the Little Mermaid, though spiced with Shakira's dance moves. She writes funny, quirky lyrics and turns them into pop melodies, employing her own free-spirited outlook on life. She's been featured at NYC venues such as Sullivan Hall, Webster Hall, Galapagos Lounge, R Bar, and Telephone Bar. In 2011, she released her first album "Tohm Girl" with indie label Phull Entertainment; it's available on iTunes.


Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

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