Monday, August 2, 2010

Centaur Hosts 'Hollywood in Detroit' Event August 12, 2010

For Immediate Release
August 2, 2010

Popular Press Media Group (PPMG), +1-310-860-7774

Centaur Hosts 'Hollywood in Detroit' Event August 12, 2010
Two MI natives bring the glamour to one of America’s most majestic cities.

Detroit, MI (August 2, 2010) – Milake Pictures and Beamz Interactive have partnered to present an outstanding, star studded event, “Hollywood in Detroit” on August 12, 2010 at the renowne
d Centaur Bar in Detroit, MI. The producers have invited all of the celebrities currently working in Detroit and surrounding areas as well as the many who make the city their home.

The purpose for the event is two fold. First, to celebrate and publicize the burgeoning motion picture industry in the State.

Second, to provide a backdrop to Michigan native, Scott Kusmirek’s new video for his band, Vinyl Station (

Kusmirek, formerly of the multi-platinum, Grammy nominated Gin Blossoms formed his new band this past year. First responses from record pools, DJ’s and radio stations across the nation is outstanding. Vinyl Station’s newest single “Gone” will be directed by Emmy Award winner Jennifer Champagne, founder of Milake Pictures.

The video, which will showcase the best of Detroit, will start with the “Hollywood In Detroit” party at Centaur Bar in Detroit on Thursday, August 12. Guests on the first two floors will be hosted to an extraordinary evening and will be part of the music video itself. Before the band plays, two cameo appearances in the video will be given away to the guests on the first and second floors. Additional prizes include two Beamz Laser Music Mixers, hotel room stays and more. “Gone” is set for distribution via iTunes, online media outlets, event sponsors and event hosts.

Vinyl Station is a roots-rock style band whose sound has been compared to the likes of U2, Wilco and Ryan Adams. Formed in Phoenix, Arizona by Kusmirek, the band includes singer Matthew Thornton, bassist Darell Colton, keyboardist Ted Greenbaum and guitarist Blake Thompson whose collective backgrounds include performing with When in Rome, Hootie and the Blowfish, Disco Pimps and John Popper.

Vinyl Station’s debut album, The Streets, is available on iTunes and will be heavily showcased as they continue their ten-city Midwest tour that kicked off in Chicago on July 28. Fans can also catch them in the upcoming Farrelly Brothers film Hall Pass due out in 2011 with the single “Confess”.

The Hollywood in Detroit event takes place on Thursday, August 12 at Centaur Bar. Opening for Vinyl Station is singer and songwriter Marta of Melbourne, Australia. This event is free and open to anyone 21 and older.

About Milake Pictures
Milake Pictures ( is a motion picture production company founded by Emmy Award winner, Jennifer Champagne with a mandate to produce creative and economically sound filmed entertainment including feature films, television, web and mobile programming.

About The Beamz
Vinyl Station’s The Streets tour is sponsored by Beamz Interactive (, an innovative company whose lead product is an interactive music system that triggers music by breaking laser beams. They create products for musicians of every skill level.

About Centaur Bar
Centaur Bar is located at 2233 Park Avenue in Downtown Detroit.

For more on the Hollywood In Detroit event, please contact

For more on Vinyl Station, Jennifer Champagne, Milake Pictures please contact Popular Press Media Group (PPMG),, +1-310-860-7774.

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