The Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) announced their initial round of nominees for the 2010 award show. Amongst HMMA’s first nominees is singer Susan Calloway, nominated in the Adult Contemporary category for her track “Don’t Fall In Love” from her latest EP, Chasin The Sun. The HMMA’s will take place on Thursday, November 18 at The Highlands in Hollywood.
Calloway just returned to her home turf of Detroit after touring and performing in New York City last week at Manhattan’s hotspot the Living Room. Plus Calloway made a TV appearance on FOX NEW Strategy Room’ s Variety Hour, where she gave an acoustic performance of the HMMA nominated song “Don’t Fall In Love.”
Next up the songstress will perform at Clutch Cargo’s iLounge in Pontiac, Mich., on Saturday, June 19, opening for popular indie singer Wakey! Wakey!. Last month she performed in-front of a packed house at AJ’s Music Cafe in Ferndale, Mich., therefore, the venue has demanded her back for repeat performance on Thursday, July 10.
The Calloway then jet sets to San Francisco on July 15 and 16 to perform at Davies Symphony Hall for the concert series Distant Worlds, music from the popular and new video game Final Fantasy. Susan was invited on the tour, though most of the music is instrumental, as she is the featured soloist on the video game’s new compilation album Distant Worlds II: More Music from Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy’s original scored music was created by the talented Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu, which will be conducted by Grammy award-winner Arnie Roth and performed by the San Francisco Symphony.
AJ’s Music Café
240 W. Nine Mile
(248) 399-3946 or www.ajsmusiccafe.com
8 p.m. doors
Davies Symphony Hall
Distant Worlds Final Fantasy IX Concert Series
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
(415) 864-6000 or www.sfsymphony.org
8 p.m. doors
General Admission $75, visit www.ticketweb.com to purchase tickets