Sunday, March 19, 2006

Next stop for Scion xPress Fest: Detroit

Magic Stick is site for national music video screening tour

If Timothy Marklevitz's filmography skills are anywhere near the impressive singing/songwriting abilities of newly-emerged indie band Those Transatlantics, the Brownstown native has more than a shot at winning the Scion xPress Fest (SxF) Music Video Screening Tour which stops at Detroit's Magic Stick this Tuesday night.

Given Marklevitz's track record -- he won firsts in both the Public Service Announcement and News Feature/Magazine Program categories at the 2005 Michigan Association of Broadcaster's College Excellence Awards, and walked away with a grand prize for video news from the National Broadcasting Society last March -- it appears the 23-year-old has what it takes.

At least the SxF judges seem to think so; they gave Markelvitz's video the green light, making him one of ten regional finalists for the Scion xPress Fest. Now it's up to voters in Detroit and nine other cities to decide who takes home the Grand Prize of $20,000.

Come out and support
Marklevitz and the nine other contestants at the Detroit premiere of the videos this Tuesday night at the Magic Stick. The event runs from 8 pm - midnight and the screening starts at 9.

Those Transatlantics will be your hosts and Dorkwave will provide the music.

The event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here first.

Oh, and don't forget your ID -- complimentary bar for those 21 and up.

For more information or to listen to audio files of the ten super-talented indie bands, visit
Scion xPress Fest on the web.

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