“Nebraska songwriter to support Same Sex Marriages by donating LGBT CD’s at Omaha and Lincoln Courthouses

“I am a strong supporter of same sex marriage,” Javitch explains, “and one day I realized that there weren’t any albums for same-sex couples.  So I wrote and produced two albums: ‘Men in Love…’ and ‘Women in Love…’. After this week’s potential historic ruling, I am thrilled that there will be freedom in Nebraska to marry who you want.   And hopefully soon, all states will allow gay marriage.

 

Michael Jamrock, owner of www.ENGAYGEDWEDDINGS.com and producer of several TV shows, commented about a wedding song on her album – ‘the Rest of My Life’.  “She absolutely nailed the same-sex marriage message!”

 

“I have donated 1,000 CD’s to various national and local LGBT organizations who are valiantly fighting for the rights of their members to live the way they want,” Javitch added. 

Chuck Pennington, music conductor of the Grammy-award winning group Mannheim Steamroller, arranges Karen’s music.  “Karen’s songs on these albums are a testament to her passion for the LGBT cause.  She is an inspiration to me, as she is constantly coming up with new ideas to reach people through her music.”

 

Karen has released 13 CD’s, written 4 musicals and is the creator and co-host of a popular Omaha radio show, “It’s the Beat.” She has raised over $350,000 for national and local charities though her original music.  Her musicals, including one about the late Princess Diana, have been performed in Kansas City, Los Angeles, Lincoln, Chicago, New York City, St. Paul and St. Louis as well as Omaha.  She has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) Award two times and recently she received honorable mention in the ‘Song of the Year’ contest for her song “It’s a Steve Jobs’ World!”  Some of her youtube videos have gone viral and her musicals and songs are performed by young people in high schools and colleges around the country.  Karen’s “topical” music includes songs about exercising, celebrities, holidays, political figures, children, math, divorce, patriotism, love and family.  Anyone between the ages of 5 to 105 will enjoy them!

NObesity Shakes the World of Music

“Music is a huge influence on kids and teens and for that reason I asked 2 very talented teenagers and siblings Grace and Jack Bydalek, to record “Shake it For Nobesity” Javitch explained. Their amazing voices and rap style delivery will resonate with other teenage listeners.  

 

 “When we first heard the song, my brother and I knew this song could help young people in a fun way,” added Grace, who has performed with symphonies, operas and high school musicals.  “After recording “Shake It for NObesity,” my brother and I were rockin’ out to it.  It’s a very uplifting song and I hope people across the country get to hear it – and soon!”, Grace added.

 

“We hope to shake it up and have the word ‘NObesity’ become a common word in everyone’s vocabulary,” Karen comments. 

 

Grammy award winner  Chuck Pennington( Mannaim Steamroller put year here)  arranged the music which was recorded at (name of studio) 2012 Garmmy nominee!

 

“With all the work that Michelle Obama and so many others are doing to promote health and fitness I hope this becomes the song that sheds pounds in millions of people.  The time I spent writing this was well worth it and I hope it lasts a lifetime.  It is the second song dedicated to fitness and follows “I Love to Sweat.” concluded Javitch

 

 Karen Sokolof Javitch has raised over $200,000 for national and local charities though her original music and scores.  Her plays have been performed in Los Angeles, Chicago, St.Louis as well as Omaha and featured such prominent actors as John Beasley.  She has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) three times. Her songs are also sung by elementary school children and in High Schools around the country. She also released an album dedicated to Patrick Swayze in an effort to heighten awareness and raise money for the cure for Pancreatic Cancer.

 

 

Karen Sokolof Javitch and The Salvation Army of Metropolitan Omaha Partner for “Red Kettle” Donor Giveaway

“Recently, award-winning songwriter, Karen SokolofJavitch  againoffered us200  of  her “Christmastime” CD’s  to be given out to each donor,”Eustice  explained. “The timing is perfect as our area relies on the publics’ donations as thousands of families struggle this time of the year.  Now they can take home a gift in return for their generosity.”

 

“My holiday CD features performances by The Maynard Triplets and renown Omaha teen singer Grace Bydalek,” Javitch reveals.  “I am so grateful to be able to make this donation again to the Salvation Army, whose work we all believe in.”

 

 “Hundreds of volunteer bell ringers make it possible to raise needed funds to support more than 20 human service programs.  The CD give-away is a great way to thank our volunteers and encourage others to ring the bell this holiday season”  Eustice added.

 

Grammy Award winner Chuck Pennington arranged the music.

 

Karen Sokolof Javitch has raised over $350,000 for national and local charities though her original music. Karen’s catalog of music, as well as the impact she had made with her music, is extraordinary.  She has released 13 CDs, written 4 musicals and was the creator and co-host of the popular Omaha radio show, “It’s the Beat.”  Karen has also raised over $350,000 for national and local charities through her music.  Her musicals, including her hit “Princess Diana”, have been performed all over the country.  She has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) Award twice,  and recently received Honorable Mention in the ‘Song of the Year’ category for her song, “It’s a Steve Jobs’ World!”  Karen’s songs are geared towards music lovers ages 5 to 105, and her vast catalog of original music includes topics rangingfrom exercising and good health, to celebrities, holidays, political figures, children, education, divorce, patriotism, love, family and so much more.

Inspiring Song: “His Name Was Freedom” Included in Telethon to Aid U.S. Veterans

A national Telethon Supporting Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Traumatic Brain Injury.  Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are hosting the telethon which will be broadcast Sunday night, November 10 on the Military Channel and Monday night, November 11 on the world-wide Armed Forces TV.

 

“I wrote the song to honor the unseen heroes who fight for our freedom around the world, letting them know they are not alone,” Javitch explains.  “Their courage and dedication in eliminating threats to our country is captured in the spirit of the song.”  Cory Sanchez sings ‘His Name Was Freedom’ with the Chuck Penington Band.  Chuck is the conductor of the Grammy-award winning group, Mannheim Steamroller.

 

His Name Was Freedom” will be sent to every contributor and Karen’s CD with the same title will be given to audience members, hosts and guests.

 

She has raised over $300,000 for national and local charities though her original music.  Her musicals, including one about the late Princess Diana, have been performed all over the country.   ‘Princess Diana the Musical’ is currently playing in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

 

She has produced 13 CD’s and her singers have included Broadway actress Joanna Young, the prominent film and tv actor John Beasley, Weston Olson from the touring ‘Les Miserables’ cast as well as The Maynard Triplets from American Idol .  She has won the Theater Arts Guild award two times and recently she received honorable mention in the ‘Song of the Year’ contest for her song, “It’s a Steve Jobs’ World!” Some of  her youtube videos have gone viral (one has more than 5 million hits) and her songs are performed by young people in high schools and colleges around the country. 

Royal Wedding Honored by “Princess Diana The Musical”

“Last year, the musical played in 10 American cities and I am thrilled to provide free downloads of the 30 songs featured in the musical,” announced Ms. Javitch. “Like millions of people in the world, I was devastated when Princess Diana died.  Writing this musical has been a way of paying homage to Diana’s life and sharing her message of hope and compassion with new generations. It is an incredible story which is fascinating to bring to life and to relive”.

 

The musical was first written 16 years ago and has been and featured in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska as well as Minneapolis, leading up to last years’ performances.

 

The music can be found by going to https://jmrproductions.com/princess-diana/

 

 

Karen Sokolof Javitch wrote the music and lyrics and Elaine Jabenis co-authored the book with Karen.  The touching story journeys in song with “The People’s Princess” on her trials and tribulations of being an unknown 17-year old to the most famous woman in the world.   The music captures the grace, charm, compassion and style that was Diana.”

 

Jill Zeszut, who played Princess Diana in the Chadron, Ohio production was part of an exceptional cast of 16 local talented actors and actresses.  She adds, “I was excited to portray such an iconic and influential person.  As a child I was always fascinated by her, so it was an honor to bring her to the stage and to share her story.”

 

“In 2017, audience reviews and ticket sales exceeded our expectations,” Javitch commented.  “Some theaters added dates because of the high demand to see the show.”

 

Karen has written and produced 16 CD’s covering Love and Marriage, songs for children – both educational and fun, teen experiences and in case things do not work out – a Divorce CD.  Many of her you tube videos have gone viral.  Karen’s 3 other musicals have been featured around the country in schools and theatres.  Her music has been in 3 TV shows and 2 movies as well.  Through her music and musicals, she has raised over $350,000 for various charities.

Dr. Karps Renown 5’S Featured in Smiling Baby Songs

“My newest Cd was created to place  a great smile for babies, parents and grandparents” Karen explained.” I will also sing and record a personal song with the babies first name within 30 days of proof of purchase.”

 

“Great job…very accurate…and passionate” Dr. Karp commented when he heard how Karen created a musical version of his popular method of calming babies.

 

Smiling Baby Songs features 16 additional new songs all destined to become favorites in the young baby market.

 

 I listened to every song on Karen’s album and was so impressed.  Every new parent and grandparent need to have this album. The songs area real treasure-not only are they fun, but thet are educational and you will want to sing and dance along with them” Elaine Jabenis, author and actress exclaimed.

 

“The CD is a very powerful gift at baby showers or upon meeting the baby for the first time” Karen added.

 

Smiling Baby Songs may be purchased at Fill in)

 

Dr Harvey Karp is the author of      “Happiest Babay on the Block and creator of Happiesbaby.com.  He was featured on Parents Magazine, Today Show, CNN, The Wall Street Journal when they profiled his “ Snoo Baby Sleeper.”

 

Karen has released 13 CD’s, written 4 musicals and was the creator was co-host of a popular Omaha radio show, “It’s the Beat.” She has raised over $350,000 for national and local charities though her original music.  Her musicals, including “Princess Diana the Musical, From Generation to Generation, Love at the Café”  , have been performed in Kansas City, South Florida Los Angeles, Lincoln, Chicago, New York City, St. Paul, St. Louis and 11 other venues around the country. She has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) Award two times and recently she received honorable mention in the ‘Song of the Year’ contest for her song, “It’s a Steve Jobs’ World!”  Karen’s music includes songs about exercising, good health, celebrities, holidays, political figures, children, math, patriotism, love and family. Her music has been in 3 movies and TV shows. Her songs are for anyone between the ages of 5 to 105!

Omaha Songwriter Wins Semi-Finalist Position in International Songwriting Contest

“I am thrilled that “Shake It for NObesity” has been recognized. The song is intended to influence healthy eating habits, promote exercise and be fun at the same time.   Two very talented teenaged siblings – Grace and Jack Bydalek, recorded “Shake it for NObesity” for me,” Javitch explained. “Their amazing voices and rap delivery resonates with other teenage listeners.”  

 

“When we first heard ‘Shake it for NObesity’ my brother and I knew this song could help young people in a fun way,” added 16 year-old Grace, who has performed with symphonies, operas and high school musicals.  “My brother Jack and I were rockin’ out to it!  It’s a very uplifting song and I hope young people across the country get to hear it – and soon!” Grace added.

 

“We hope to shake it up and have the word ‘NObesity’ become a common word in everyone’s vocabulary!”  Karen adds.   Go to youtube and watch the performance, which helped to raise money last year at a pancreatic cancer benefit in Omaha.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgNqVMBJTUQ)”

 

Chuck Penington, music conductor for the Grammy-award winning group, Mannheim Steamroller, arranged the music which was recorded at Ware House Studio, 2012 Grammy nominee!

 

“With all of the work that so many others are doing to promote health and fitness, I hope ‘NObesity’ becomes the song that helps to shed pounds in millions of people.  This is my second song dedicated to fitness and follows my other one:  “I Love to Sweat!” concluded Javitch.

 

Karen Sokolof Javitch has raised over $300,000 for national and local charities though her original music and musicals.  Her shows, including one about the late Princess Diana, have been performed in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, St. Louis as well as Omaha and have featured such prominent actors as John Beasley and Broadway singer Joanna Young.  She has also sung and recorded with American Idol alum – Tim Halperin and The Maynard Triplets.  Karen has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) award three times.  Her songs are also sung in elementary and high schools around the country. She has also released albums dedicated to Steve Jobs and Patrick Swayze in an effort to heighten awareness and raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

It’s the Beat Sponsored by Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater Added to Mighty 1290 Saturday Lineup Alexander Payne and John Beasley to Appear!

“It’s the Beat” is a variety show that will feature interviews with national and local media stars,” explains Javitch. “I am thrilled that Jodi Vinci, television, radio and corporate voiceover talent and lifelong friend will add her unique blend of comedy and insight to each show.  “It’s the Beat” will also feature some of my original songs as well those of aspiring and well-known artists.”   Javitch added. 

 

Andy Ruback, General Manager of Omaha’s NRG radio group added, “Saturday noon listeners are in for a real treat!  Karen is well-known for her music and ability to entertain and Jody is a hilarious personality.  “It’s the Beat” promises to be a wonderful radio opportunity while you’re driving, having lunch or just relaxing at home or with friends”

 

“It’s The Beat” will highlight local and national musicians, authors, movies and cultural events and we are so excited to present Omaha’s hidden talent to our audience!” Vinci continued.  “Be prepared to have lots of fun!”

 

Karen Sokolof Javitch has raised over $280,000 for national and local charities though her original music and musicals.  Her shows, including one about the late Princess Diana, have been performed in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, St. Louis as well as Omaha. They have featured such prominent actors as John Beasley and New York actress and singer Dani Burr and the American Idol Maynard Triplets.  She has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) Award for best new musical two times. Her songs are also sung by children in schools around the country.   Her musical arranger for her 13 CD’s is Chuck Penington from Mannheim Steamroller. She has songs in two movies and one of Karen’s you tube videos is approaching 3 million views!

 

Jody Vinci has had over 25 years of executive management experience in the Travel and Hospitality industry.   She has done national voiceovers for Chase Bank, McDonalds, First Data and Mutual of Omaha.  Jody also appeared in 3 movies:  ‘About Schmidt’, ‘Citizen Ruth’ and ‘Lucky’.

 

“Going Through the Big D” Released as a follow-up to “I Will Survive” Is the First Ever CD dedicated to Divorce

In its promotional debut, over 100 radio stations downloaded the title track:  ‘What will my new life be like after the d-i-v-o-r-c-e?’

 

“I wrote these songs to evoke different emotions from women who are going through a divorce in the hopes that they will provide encouragement and some humor at this difficult time,” Javitch explains.  “I would like to think of this album as a ‘survival album’.   It is my hope that each woman in America whose marriage has ended in divorce is moved by both my music and my message in “Going Through the Big D.”  Having gone through a divorce myself, I would have loved for a friend to give me this CD.  I want other divorced women to know that they are not alone. I hope my album can have a positive, lasting effect.”  Javitch concludes.

 

 Chuck Penington, conductor of the Grammy Award Winner Mannheim Steamroller band added  ” Karen Sokolof Javitch’s divorce CD – GOING THROUGH THE BIG D  is an uplifting listen for anyone who is going through this traumatic time.  It’s compassionate but not cloying, honest without being brutal, and sensitive but not judgmental.   It’s intended to inspire.”

 

Karen Sokolof Javitch is the host and creator of  a musical radio show called “It’s The Beat. ”  Karen has raised over $300,000 for national and local charities though her original music.  Her musicals, including one about the late Princess Diana, have been performed in Kansas City, Los Angeles, Lincoln, Chicago, New York City & St. Louis as well as Omaha.  Her singers have included Broadway actress Joanna Young, the prominent actor John Beasley, Weston Olson from the touring ‘Les Miserables’ cast as well as the Maynard Triplets from American Idol .   Grammy award – winner Chuck Penington arranges all of her music.  She has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) Award two times and recently she received honorable mention in the ‘Song of the Year’ contest for her song “It’s a Steve Jobs’ World!”!  Some of her youtube videos have gone viral and her musicals and songs are also performed by young people in high schools and colleges around the country.  “Going Through the Big D” is Karen’s 13th CD.

 

Florida Premiere of Jewish Musical “From Generation to Generation”

“We are so excited about the opportunity to produce this musical as one of our significant cultural arts events for the Jewish community Wedner explained.  We have attracted great local talent, and the evening will be filled with heartwarming songs, funny & reflective moments, everything you want to experience at a good night in the theater,”.

 

‘From Generation to Generation’ will be directed by Mik Cribben,a New York feature film director. The musical director is Melissa Boher Jacobson and the show will be   choreographed by Rhona Ross and Mary Cook.

 

In “From Generation to Generation” Rose Lieberman takes unusual steps to share her memorable life with a granddaughter she may never see,” explains Javitch. “The musical carries the audience along with Rose on her comical and inspiring journey to leave a touching memory of herself for all generations to come.”

 

The musical has been performed in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Omaha to standing ovations.   The Chicago Tribune review said,“From Generation to Generation is about things that matter most in life – faith, traditionand family.”  The Omaha World-Herald adds, “This is a first-rate family show that Jewish theatergoers will especially enjoy – though everyone will respond to the universal themes celebrated here.”

 

Karen composed the wide variety of songs in ‘Generation’.   Her arranger, Chuck Penington, the musical conductor for ‘Mannhein Steamroller’ says of her show, “Generation is a touching and heartfelt musical that everyone needs to see.  It will stay with you forever, as will Karen’s wonderful songs.”

 

Performances are at the Boynton Beach High School, 4975 Park Ridge Blvd., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 on Thursday March 17 and Sunday March 20 at 2:00pm, a perfect time for the entire family to experience Rose’s world together.

Tickets are $28.00 for adults at all performances, and special $10.00 tickets for children under 12 years are available for 2:00 PM Sunday.

 

Angel tickets are $38 which include a March 02 champagne reception with the cast at the Mandel JCC,  and front row orchestra seats for any performance. Tickets are available at pbjff.org or 877-318-0071.  For groups of 20 or more each ticket is $25.00 available at 561.259.3006.

 

All ticket proceeds will benefit the Mandell JCC and their programs.

 

About the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches:

The Mandel JCC has two locations in Palm Beach County. The Boynton Beach building is at 8500 Jog Road and the Palm Beach Gardens building is at 5221 Hood Road. For more information about the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, visit www.jcconline.com

 

The mission of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is to build community and enhance connection to Jewish life.The Mandel JCC is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.