"Homegrown Music Entity NYSCONNECTIONS Grows in Hudson Valley."

By Bill Liblick

Sullivan County Post
August 23th, 2016

Sullivan County resident Naomi Mombrun along with several of her friends have embarked on a creative music promotions entity that is making a name throughout the Hudson Valley.

Operating in its third year as NYSCONNECTIONS -- artists and musical groups are provided with an opportunity to display their skills in an alternative platform. These events attract a wide composition of genres from Classic Rock to Hip-Hop to Rhythm and Blues within the Hudson Valley.

Incorporating "networking" as an important element of each Artist Showcase/Industry Mixer, the organization encourages those with an interest in the entertainment industry to attend.

Aspiring artists, photographers, music producers, film makers, fashion designers, illustrators, and dancers from the Hudson Valley and points beyond have appeared.

One fundamental core characteristic of an NYSCONNECTIONS event encompass a workshop with "reputable" and "credible" entertainment industry professionals.

Considering that the industry is broad in scope, the organization's executive administrator, Naomi Mombrun recognizes the multiple and diverse layers that make up the entertainment industry.

"Grammy nominated and award winning music producer Mr. Alex Salzman; Grammy nominated sound engineer Mr. Peter Darmi; Chronogram music editor Mr. Peter Aaron; and senior partner of the law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits, Mr. Gary Schuster, have appeared at previous events," she noted.

In 2015, the organization held several events in Sullivan County. One at Bernie's Holiday Restaurant and one at the Rivoli Theatre. More are slated in Sullivan County.

Residents who attended the events were fortunate to watch local and artists from the Hudson Valley perform.

This Thursday evening, August 25, 2016 at Schlesinger's Steak House in New Windsor, NYSCONNECTIONS will present live performances by Angele Pepe, Jules Taylor, Living Intermission, L-Squad, and several other artists.

Making an appearance as guest professional speaker is Sullivan County resident and former Monticello Mayor Gary Sommers. Mr. Sommers is currently president of the Film and Theatrical Workers Union 353.

Music will be provided by the Krowd Kings. Doors open at 8 PM, and Admission is $5, including a complimentary lite buffet.

It is refreshing to see these creative Sullivan County residents expand their business throughout the Hudson Valley.

Visit their website at http://nysconnections.com/event.html

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself on National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in THE SULLIVAN COUNTY POST.

"Ayo Shittu added to Entertainment Industry Panel"

Bronze Magazine

May 30th 2015 marks the 3rd annual entertainment industry mixer in Hudson Valley New York hosted by NYS Connections. It is in essence an artist showcase with the content of a workshop catering to film-makers, producers, musicians, designers and fashion professionals.

Highlights include appearances by Grammy Award winning producer Pablo "Ben" Surman, Jeff Zahn of Jeff Zahn Music Group, cinema photographer director Sean Tracy and other industry professionals in the world of entertainment. Costume Designer and native Texan Ayo Shittu is now amongst those who will be present to speak on that panel.

According to Ms. Shittu, "In this business you have to be a renaissance person. No single profession can sustain a career when you work in Arts and Entertainment these days. We're all connected when the media is involved."

To read this article on Bronze Magazine's website, follow this link.

For more information on this event, check out NYSConnections Facebook page or click on the Event Info Link