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A special one-night only vocaloid holographic concert featuring Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloid stars!
Vocalekt Visions is a unique concert troupe, which composes music using Vocaloid software and presents it as a “concert” using a unique HD projection system and special screen to give a smooth, lifelike holographic appearance to Vocaloid singers, as they would normally appear on stage. Also complementing the Vocalekt Visions concert with a live on-stage performance will be distinguished Vocaloid dancers from the Bay Area.
Vocalekt Visions was founded by music producers Tempo-P and NeutrinoP in 2011. The pair serves as Vocaloid evangelists, appearing at many anime and J-Pop events to showcase the Hatsune Miku vocaloid software first developed in Japan by Crypton Future Media, present public lectures, and host holographic live concerts of their music. Tempo-P will appear in-person at J-POP Summit to lead the Vocalekt Visions concert.
Due to limited showings, please be considerate of others and only buy tickets to one of the showings so that more people will be able to enjoy the vocaloid show. Thank you!
Sign up below for a chance to win free tickets to see May’n at Yoshi’s SF this Saturday, 6/23 at 2pm. NEW PEOPLE is giving away 3 pairs of tickets (for 6 people) via courtesy of Horipro. Winners will be directly notified via email by noon (12pm) on Friday, 6/22, so please sign up before noon! Don’t forget, May’ns show is an afternoon show! Enjoy!
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Winners are Kevin, Tomoko and Sammy!
The artist name “May’n” is derived from her real name, and it demonstrates her hope to “always sing songs that will be everyone’s main theme.” May’n was discovered in Horipro’s annual Talent Scout Caravan competition at the age of 13, and in 2008, she performed as the singing voice of Diva of the Galaxy, Sheryl Nome, in the TV anime “Macross Frontier.”
May’n released 2 singles in 2008 which instantly became big hits, each placing in the Top 3 on the Oricon Weekly Chart in their debut week. In January 2009, the long-awaited mini-album “May’n ☆ Street” was released, and it achieved 2nd place on the Oricon Weekly Chart in the first week. All of May’n’s releases since then have consistently entered the top music sales charts.
In January 2010, May’n performed her first solo Budokan concert, which sold out in only 1 day. In March of the same year, she held her first tour of Asia, followed in July by a 17-city summer tour of Japan. She works passionately on her live shows in Japan and overseas to deliver her songs directly, fascinating audiences with her irresistible singing skills and unique voice.
In Fall 2010, May’n was chosen to record the theme song for the film “Incite Mill -7 Day Death Game-.” In February 2011, she released her 3D Live Documentary movie “May’n THE MOVIE -Phonic Nation-” and later that month released her 2nd album “If you…” which reached number 7 on the Oricon Weekly Chart. In March 2011, she held her 2nd solo Budokan concert “RHYTHM TANK!!” for a sold-out audience.
Her second 6-city tour of Asia in May 2011 was a big success. She participated in the largest-in-Europe Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival “Japan Expo 2011″ and received large applause. She continues to be the must-see “New Generation Female Rock Vocalist.”
In July, 2010, May’n made her American live performance debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. In addition to her work on “Macross Frontier,” May’n has contributed songs to several anime and video games, including: “Love get Chu,” “Shangri-La,” “Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi,” “Aria the Scarlet Ammo,” “Phi Brain,” “Valkyria Chronicles 3″ (PSP), “Sengoku Basara 2″, and “Accel World.”
Friday, 12/9 – Sunday, 12/11
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World Premiere of Live Performance with Video Projection by Fearless Actress/Playwright
The San Francisco Film Society will present a new KinoTek program ‘The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey,’ a live performance by the Brooklyn-based writer/performer Erin Markey, December 2–4 and 9–11 at San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema.
Erin Markey has been training for this performance all her life. Based loosely on her childhood, this show is set in the maniacally normal American family environment of Bay City, Michigan. Primarily a portrait of mother Molly Dardy, but including the whole Dardy clan (father Hardy Dardy and children Sarah, Penny and Geoffrey), each character is given depth and roundness by the ultratalented Markey. Molly cares about her kids, but they grew up and are now far away. Her house feels weird and empty and enormous. Nothing to do but sing about it! Markey’s strategy is to first slyly disarm audiences by presenting the touching charm of Midwestern home life and then burrow into the frailties, anxiety and even horror that underpin the familial unconscious, made all the more palpable through Markey’s animal magnetism. New York-based Markey’s darkly comedic, surreal performances have garnered a devoted following. Molly’s keen obsessiveness is the perfect vehicle for Markey’s investigation of everyday details. Home movies and memories play a vital role in revealing the silliness, worry and heartbreak that unites all Dardys. Well, that and the fact that any of them might break into song without notice at any moment.
Erin Markey is an “outlandishly riotous” (Village Voice) playwright, actress, comedienne and performance artist. Her performance in Half Straddle’s ‘Family’ was recognized in Time Out NY’s Top Ten Plays as “the scariest performance of 2009.” She was recently featured on the cover of the New York Press (July 2011), where she was described as “fearless” and “affecting.” As playwrights, she and Joseph Keckler were invited to the 2007 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab with their musical ‘Looking for Limbo.’ Markey’s solo musical, ‘Puppy Love,’ played at PS 122 in May 2010 as part of the SoloNOVA festival. As a performance and cabaret artist, she regularly presents original work at ‘Our Hit Parade’ at Joe’s Pub (the Public Theater), Dixon Place and Envoy Enterprises Gallery and has shown work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Comix and Ars Nova.
KinoTek is a programming stream presenting nontraditional, cross-platform and emergent media. Throughout 2011 and 2012 the Film Society will present eight KinoTek programs, each featuring the work of an artist or practice that challenges the boundaries of screen-based art.
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NEW PEOPLE the Store
Who wants to meet Danceroid: Ikura and Kozue
After appearing on Pagoda stage for their 30 minute dance performance, Danceroid will be meeting and greeting their fanbase! Purchase over $20 of Danceroid goodies and get in line to for their autograph!! The meet an greet will start at 5pm at NEW PEOPLE the Store – inside NEW PEOPLE building!
-Danceroid3: the latest DVD including dance routine of “First Kiss!”
-Uni-san Nuigurumi: Uni-san doll with starp
J-POP SUMMIT Festival
SOU • SOU Founding Designer Explores Ideas Of Creating Modern
Designs Based On Japanese Tradition With Discussion And Fashion Show
The Consulate General of Japan, in cooperation with NEW PEOPLE showcasing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture, are proud to present, Cool Japan: Old Meets New in Kyoto, a unique fashion show and cultural discussion set to take place on Saturday, August 27th as part of the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival.
The Fashion Show (1:15pm – 2:15pm): A SOU • SOU fashion show, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 1:15pm – 2:15pm on the Pagoda Stage at Japantown’s Peace Plaza. It will feature innovative apparel and footwear products from the SOU • SOU brand, designed by Takeshi Wakabayashi, as well as a new collaborative line launched with NEW PEOPLE! Catch a variety of prominent local individuals who will act as models, including Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Inomata.