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The John Lennon Education Tour Bus

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JLETB HONORS MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY WITH ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN ON BOARD BY SIEDAH GARRETT

 

JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS HONORS MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY WITH ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN ON BOARD BY SIEDAH GARRETT (MICHAEL JACKSON’S “MAN IN THE MIRROR”) AND LOCAL AREA STUDENTS

Bus Announces First-Ever Freestanding Lennon Bus Studio Facility Provided to Fernando Pullum
Performing Arts School in Los Angeles

WHAT: Acclaimed songwriter Siedah Garrett (Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”) and students from the Fernando Pullum Performing Arts school write and record an original song in honor of Dr. King for Martin Luther King Day on board the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, where The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield and more have laid tracks.

Additionally, the Bus is announcing its first-ever pilot program for a freestanding Lennon Bus Studio facility to be located in Los Angeles at the Fernando Pullum Performing Arts School. Beginning on Monday, January 18, 2010, 12 Apple computers from the Lennon Bus will be provided to selected students who will be offered an intensive semester-long course to learn and become certified in Apple’s Logic software. 

The program is made possible in part by the Digital Media Academy who is providing the textbooks and certification tests to the high school students.  At the end of the semester, one student will be given a DMA scholarship to attend a week-long music and video production course this summer at UCLA, complete with room and board on campus.

 

WHEN:             Monday, January 18th

                        9am-5pm

 

WHERE:           The Fernando Pullum Performing Arts School

                        5100 South Broadway

                        Los Angeles, CA 90037

 

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (www.lennonbus.org)
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 12th year of touring, the venture is proud of its brand new bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors including Apple, Maxell Corporation, NAMM, The Beatles: Rock Band, Gibson, Epiphone, Sony, Avid, Roland, Mackie, GHS Strings, Sonicbids, Disc Makers, Edirol by Roland, Blackheart Amps, Ampeg, Boss, Digital Media Academy, Aphex Systems, Audio-Technica, Glyph Technologies, Neutrik, Music Player Network, Propellerhead, Musician’s Friend, Harris Corporation, Ableton, Apogee, Litepanels, Applied Acoustics Systems, Antares, McDSP, IK Multimedia, Native Instruments, Slingerland Drums, Bogen Imaging, and Noise Industries. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.

 

TO COVER CONTACT:

Laura Johnson

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(760) 450-7749

 

 

 

“This is precisely the kind of project John Lennon would have loved.”

- Yoko Ono Lennon

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The increasing accessibility of digital technology has led to an amazing expansion of opportunity in the art of digital storytelling. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has been at the forefront of this new media explosion, having produced daily video projects with students since January of 2001. The Lennon Bus puts state-of-the-art digital video equipment into the hands of workshop participants and teaches the entire digital workflow from storyboarding to web publication and DVD burning. Students leave the experience having shot, chopped, scored, and (most importantly) finished an entire digital video production. Using the latest cameras and professional hardware/software solutions including Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, participants are exposed to the exciting world of digital videography and learn hot techniques of the trade. The accessibility of professional-quality technology is making it possible for millions of new voices to be heard and the John Lennon Bus is putting these tools into the hands of tomorrow's great digital producers. Subscribe to our Youtube channel so you never miss any of the amazing videos produced on the Lennon Bus.