THE SONG OF AMERICA TOUR
THE LA HUSTLE
The Song of America is a multi-city music and education tour featuring live performances from THE LA HUSTLE and public and private screenings of The Song of Bethlehem. The tour is designed to encourage communities around the Midwest and East Coast to follow in the footsteps of the town of Bethlehem's redevelopment successes to consider a deeper investment in the potential of their local abandoned spaces for community, art and social engagement centers. The month long journey includes a the filming of a new documentary investigation series directed by Ken Goldstein, an EMMY Award winning filmmaker and a former network television, radio and newspaper reporter. The Song of America will chronicle the search to find a young singer/songwriter who has penned a new social action anthem about the current state of the Union. For booking opportunities contact Mark Demko
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30 years ago, 18 year old singer-songwriter Ken Goldstein penned a song about the demise of an American institution in his piece Bethlehem Steel which decades later became the inspiration for the investigative music documentary, The Song of Bethlehem. As part of The Song of America tour Ken and his crew will be documenting their experiences on the road meeting young singer-songwriters who have written new songs about America and how we can help unify our country again. The footage will be edited and uploaded daily during the run of the tour to all of the participating social media outlets of the tour’s sponsors and supporters. Deals are underway for support from popular brands, international blogs sites and news outlets to also carry the footage and support the mission to find the next song of America.
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Throughout the tour there will be public and private screenings of The Song of Bethlehem, a thirty minute investigative music documentary produced by ArtsQuest and Musikfest and directed by Ken Goldstein, an EMMY Award winning director, writer and news journalist. The screenings will offer live performances, speeches and Q&A sessions with director Ken Goldstein a 2018 ArtsQuest Artist-in-Residence.
Beginning on the evening of July 5th, 2018, with a public screening at the Levitt Pavilion in Bethlehem PA, the film will serve as a message to communities around the Midwest and East Coast who have abandoned structures that the locations could and should be re-purposed as social, public and arts and education spaces.
For booking and screening opportunities contact Mark Demko at ArtsQuest.
Ken Goldstein, the director of The Song of Bethlehem and the upcoming series The Song of America began his career as a journalist with NBC and FOX Televsion out of Chicago, where he also hosted an overnight talk radio program for WLS/ABC Radio and penned a column for the Chicago Tribune. He began directing network television in the early 1990s for A&E, HISTORY, BBC and TF-1 before being award his first theatrical directing assignment from Warner Brothers. He is the author of
The Way of the Nerd and the lead singer of THE LA HUSTLE.
Learn more about Ken by visiting his website.
THE LA HUSTLE is an American Dempsey Blues band formed in Los Angeles by Ken Goldstein and Daniel Thomson (The Calling). With lead guitarist Ryan Shaw and bassist Jeff Kinsey, the group performs, records and tours their original music and has licensed songs for television, theatrically released feature films,
video games, commercials and internet content.
For more about the THE LA HUSTLE, check out their website.
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