Monthly Archives: March 2020

UMC Real Talk: Art is Important

As we find ourselves in unprecedented times, it is art that will get us through and help us make sense of it all.

That’s why it’s important to keep creating.

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The Quinn Spinn: Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks (Mar. 30, 2020)

Mike Bay just released his debut EP under the Borrowed Sparks name, titled The Prettiest One Left. Getting to this point, however, was a test of the St. Louis native’s mettle, as Mike was met with an unforeseen challenge that, at one point, required him to rebuild the entire project from scratch.

Mike joins The Quinn Spinn today to tell his story of undying resolve. We also discuss the delicate balance between pursuing a creative endeavor and maintaining relationships with those closest to us.

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The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Monday, March 30

It’s New Episode Release Day (N.E.R.D.), and today’s Quinn Spinn guest, Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks, has a brand new EP that has been making the rounds.

Titled The Prettiest One Left, Borrowed Sparks’ debut release is a sampling of rock and roll as strong-willed and gutsy as the artist behind it. We’ve already given you a listen to opening track, “Man With a Different Name,” and the tender closing title track. Now, we look at the project as a whole.

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WATCH: Live Events in the Time of Corona

Earlier this week, our partners at Tuk Law Offices held a livestream video conference to discuss the impacts of the abrupt interruptions to live entertainment that have resulted from the global COVID-19 outbreak, and which have temporarily left countless industry professionals without work.

Join host Bryan Tuk alongside panelists Patrick Brogan, Chief Programming Officer at ArtsQuest (Bethlehem, PA) and UMC Founder Gerard Longo to discuss the impact of the pandemic on live entertainers and presenters alike.

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PREMIERE: Sean Cunningham Steps Out with ‘How Could Love Defeat Me’

Kentucky native Sean Cunningham is a lifelong musician who has tasted international success. You may know him as the lead vocalist of Atlas, whose hit single “Crawl” spent nine weeks at number 1 in New Zealand in 2007. More recently, Sean became known for his work with Nashville rock band, The Cunning.

Now, Cunningham has stepped out on his own to try something completely new. We get our first taste with his new single, “How Could Love Defeat Me.”

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Zoe Clark Looks to Connect on ‘Lovers Mark’

Zoe Clark’s first ventures into songwriting functioned as a living journal – a way to document her young experiences, as she grew up in the shadows of New York City.

“Writing music started out as my diary,” Clark said. “It was just a way to help me understand my own thoughts and emotions, and put them on the page.”

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