Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Crosswalk Show News Release

Below is the exact news release that was sent out to 16 area newspapers regarding out next Crosswalk Show which will be the last show of the 2006 calendar year:

The Crosswalk Show presents a night of comedy with stand up comedian Carlos Oscar and musical guest Tait along with his band. The Crosswalk Show takes place on Saturday, October 21st, 2006 at 7:00PM.

Carlos Oscar is known for his charming, witty, and energetic stage persona. He fully acts out his jokes by telling stories about the humorous side of family, society, and everyday mishaps by morphing into various characters and voices. As a Puerto Rican born in New York City, but raised in Los Angeles, he considers himself a proud “MexiRican”. His one-two jab delivery hits audience members hard and you can’t help but roll with the punches. His television credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s The Single Guy, Fox’s Living Single, late night talk show Vibe and performances on HBO and Showtime.

Tait began almost 5 years ago and has quickly evolved into one of the most potent and relevant bands on the contemporary scene today. Michael Tait, the bands lead singer and founder says the momentum is growing faster than they can keep track of due to the chemistry and sincerity of this band. Their latest release Lose This Life combines hip sensibilities, emotional integrity, social consciences and melodic hooks all the while connecting with fans and culture tackling song topics birthed out of the struggles in their lives. Michael Tait is no stranger to the music industry since his notoriety started back as a member of dc talk.

Michael is also preparing for his starring role in the return of “Hero” for a 2006-2007 tour. Hero became an award winning, critically acclaimed rock opera musical since its initial launch in 2003. This modern day musical was created to reach the MTV generation with a hip, culturally relevant, visually in-your-face presentation of the the gospel, told in a language of music, video and drama. Michael’s talents also include songwriting and producing several projects for other musicians as well as currently working on a new “Tait” album slated for release in 2007.

The Crosswalk Show hosted by Rick Bernhardt will also feature the Crosswalk Band performing popular rhythms from mainstream artists. The band consists of: Curt Morris, drums; Mark Sell, bass; Matt McElravy, keyboards; Andy Sell, electric guitar. The band also features a brass section which includes Bryan Nelson, trombone; Andy Brightbill, alto sax; and Kurt Schnader, trumpet.

Admission is free; however a free-will offering will be taken. Seating is on a first come basis with doors opening at 6:30 PM. The concert will be held at Grace Church located at 501 West Lincoln Ave., in Lititz. For more info call 717-626-2155 or

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