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Providence St. Mel Knights are Doing Great Things

If you haven’t heard, Chicago is buzzing with news about Providence St. Mel Students. BeanSoupTimes.com wants to congratulate Providence St. Mel Knights for winning the Joliet Super-Sectional this week and advancing to the State Finals! Click here to see article in Chicago Tribune.

The first game of the final four will take place on Friday, March 14, at 8:15 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center. Providence St. Mel will be playing on Friday and Saturday (Saturday time to be determined) Tickets for BOTH games will be available at the front office today, Wednesday, March 12, until 4:00 p.m. and tomorrowThursday, March 13, from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

Tickets are $8.50 (upper bowl)  and $10.50 (lower bowl).  Tickets will also be available at the door or from Ticketmaster. Get tickets from Ticketmaster here

Additionally, DNAinfo.com did a great story about Bernard Lilly, Jr. and the headline, “Providence St. Mel Hoops Star Also Leads School Choir and Student Council” says it all.  To read article, click here.

JBTV and Global Mixx Group Form New Groundbreaking Partnership

Chicago, IL-JBTV and Global Mixx Media Group have formed a ground breaking partnership to provide new Urban music content on JBTV channels. JBTV has always had a resolute commitment to breaking new music artists and gave The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Jeff Buckley, Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Oasis, and Radiohead their first American television exposure. A partnership with Global Mixx Media Group will serve high quality Urban artists, music labels, brand sponsors, and audiences while growing JBTV’s reach and influence world wide.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, JBTV operates production studios in Chicago’s River North area and  broadcasts a one hour music television show on WJYS - Channel 18 (Comcast), Channel 62 (AT&T U-Verse), a national late night music show carried in over 42 markets on the Tuff TV network, and a recently launched 24-7 streaming Live Music video network. JBTV has a one-of-a-kind HD music entertainment studio that enables music artists to perform and interview; and provides fans, music labels, and media partners an up close and intimate live performance experience. 

Global Mixx Media Group President and longtime music veteran, Mary Datcher states, "It is a great honor to form a partnership with JBTV and Jerry Bryant who has consistently brought quality television programming for artists. In an industry that is constantly changing every day and becoming harder for Independent labels and their clients whether they are new on the scene or former Major label artists transitioning to the Indie game; JBTV provides that outlet of exposure. It is much needed to integrate great Urban musical talent into this platform and expand its rich tradition."

Global Mixx Media Group will act as a creative liaison to identify and secure talent bookings for Urban music i.e. Hip Hop, R&B, House & Alternative Soul for JBTV. Global Mixx Media Group will also help produce key programs and segments to bring more fans, media partners, sponsors, special events, and other opportunities to JBTV. 

JBTV Host and Executive Producer, Jerry Bryant says, “This is an exciting and challenging time in music. The advance of technology and growth of social media have been equally disruptive forces.  On one hand it’s never been easier for new artists to create and distribute music; and on the other it’s become more challenging for artists to be found in a crowded and noisy space. JBTV has always been committed to helping artists rise to new levels and reach passionate music fans. JBTV Music Director Greg Corner and Mary Datcher are just the right people to discover new artists and curate great music that audiences will be thrilled to watch. I love great music and I’m excited that this development will offer more Urban music and artists to new and loyal JBTV fans.” 

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