Out & About – July 1, 2015

1: Soulful singer/songwriter Jimmy Needham (far right) addresses extras on the Nashville set of his new “Vice & Virtue” music video, which serves as the title cut for his new Platinum Pop Records project.

2: Country turned pop crossover star Martina McBride brings her “Everlasting” tour to the Star Plaza Theatre in Indiana. Not only is the set list stocked with hits and classic covers, but the powerhouse singer’s gospel roots (which include collaborations with Take 6, plus appearances on both Sparrow Records’ A Country Salute To Gospel series and the Amazing Grace soundtrack) are regularly evident throughout many of her uplifting lyrics.

3: In addition to showcasing so many individual talents, McBride’s current round of concerts are amongst her most classy and flashy to date, also featuring a brass section, soulful background singers and her seasoned band.

4 and 5: Former Press Play singer and current solo artist Sada K. completes production on her music video for the song “Live Love Laugh.” The clip was directed by actor Tyler James Williams from hit shows such as Everybody Hates Chris and The Walking Dead, along with the Disney Channel movie Let It Shine. Pictured from left to right in the group shot: Williams, Aaron Grady (actor), Trish Ignacio (actress), Sada K., Jahmel Holden (co-director and producer) and Earl Jenkins (actor).

6: The Neverclaim front man Jeremiah Carlson (center with guitar) and guitarist/keyboardist Mitchell Maldonado (not pictured) join The Tulip Time Festival “Music Parade” on the JQ99 (WJQK Radio) float in Holland, MI where they also performed songs from the group’s July 17 release, The Joy.

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Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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