TMZ’s Harvey Levin asks “What is Pinot” in an interview with Nuttin’ But Stringz at Dancing with the Stars

Tourie Escobar (Nuttin’ But Stringz), Kate Gosselin, Damien Escobar (Nuttin; But Stringz) and partner Tony Dovolani, Gosselin’s dance partner, after ABC’Dancing with the Stars.

Los Angeles, CA – Just got off the phone with the manager of Nuttin’ But Stringz, who is stranded along with thousands of airline passengers in Europe due to the Iceland Volcano eruption. Not since 9-11 or Mount Saint Helens (May 18, 1980, Washington State) have so many planes been grounded. TMZ got an exclusive interview this week with Tourie and Damien Escobar, brothers who make up the internationally renown Nutt’ But Stringz, who performed live at Dancing with the  Stars on ABC. Taking a break from the show TMZ caught the urban rock violinists just outside the DWTS studios.

When asked who they thought was the best dancer? Both replied in harmony, “Kate Gosselin. She’s a good woman, a good Mom and the sexiest,”  Tourie and Damien answered.

TMZ’s Harvey Levin (shaking his head), back in the newsroom, was blown away when he heard Tourie Escobar tell the TMZ news cameraman that He’s
” in love with Kate Gosselin, and would love to date her.”

When they asked who’s the sexiest Dancer on DWTS, both replied Kate Gosselin. “Kate is even sexier than Pamela Anderson,”  said Tourie.  She’s “Pinot.”

Levin, back in the newsroom said, “Now you’re losing me, what is Pinot?” Both
violinists answer, “A fine wine.”

On Saturday, April 17th, Nuttin’ But Stringz is scheduled to be on the French version of America’s Got Talent. Two years ago they were in the top three when their unique, emotional sound swept American audiences.

Damien Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz, Niecy Nash, Dancing with the Stars, Tourie Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz and Louis Van Amstel, Dancing with the Stars

On April 23rd, they will be seen on MTV Unplugged on cable, but if you are in Houston, Texas you can hear and watch them live. It is a benefits event for the American Heart Assn. It will be held at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts in Zilkha Hall.

Several Dance contestants were pleasantly surprised to watch Nuttin’ But Stringz as the opening act on America’s most watch Television Show Dancing with the Stars.

The American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke initiative has been forging ahead to empower individuals through education and awareness about their risk for stroke and the choices they have in prevention.

(L-R) Tourie Escobar and Damien Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz” interview with KABC-TV reporter George Pennacchio.

According to the AHA Stroke is the number three  killer in America and the leading cause of disability. In fact, nearly 2600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 33 seconds. Although the numbers are staggering, the power to change these statistics lies within all of us to make simple lifestyle changes that can reverse these numbers.

Funds raised by the Power of Legacy event will directly benefit research, education and outreach in Houston. The 2010 Power of Legacy chair is Merele Yarborough. Honorees for the evening are Aetna, Kirk Franklin and Judy and Wayne McConnell.

For tickets, contact the American Heart Association at 713-610-5010 or visit

The Power To End Stroke campaign is supported nationally by the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership.

About the American Stroke Association

The goal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is to reduce disability and death from stroke through research, education and advocacy. In its 2006–07 fiscal year, the association invested more than $152 million to fight stroke.  To learn more, call 1-888-4STROKE or

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Nuttin’ But Stringz brings nothin’ but buzz to Hollywood

Damien and Toure Escobar performed at the White House

The famed Emmy Award-Winning Hip-Hop Violin Duo and composers are set to perform live on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars April 13th”

LOS ANGELES, CA — MAYO Communications has been retained as the agency for record by 8th Note Touring and Move Along Touring, New York to promote Famed Recording Artists “Nuttin’ But Stringz,” for national publicity. Damien and Toure Escobar, of Queens, NY, are schedule to play live on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, April 13th in Hollywood. The famed Emmy award-winning violin duo was in the top three on NBC’s America’s Got Talent show 2008..

Damien and Tourie Escobar, “Nuttin But Stringz”, began playing New York’s subways when they were little boys and grew up in Queens, New York.

MAYO will provide entertainment publicity and global media relations for the international recording artists, who are on scheduled to appear on the French version of America’s Got Talent in Paris after the live ABC television show Dancing with the Stars.

The urban rock/hip-hop violinists have performed and interviewed with more than 60 different TV shows ie. The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, Ellen, The Today Show. Noggin’s (Jack’s Big Music Show) to name a few. They have also played for the president of the United States at the White House.

MAYO Communications is no stranger to celebrity events launching TV dramas “Palmetto Point” with Jason Priestly to TV’s “Whittaker Bay” featuring twin sisters Kelly and Sabrina Aldridge from MTV’s reality series, “8th & Ocean, ”in Wilmington, NC.

MAYO also represents Warrior Records, celebrity authors, actors and most recently helped create a media buzz for The 1st Annual Noble Awards, where a dozen charities honored celebrities like Actor Morgan Freeman, Teri Hatcher, Annalynne McCord, Joel Madden, Nicole Ritchie and Emily Bear for noble charity work.

On April 1st, 2010, MAYO did the publicity for the first MAMMOJAM 2010 to benefit Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to fight breast cancer, where “Dancing with the Stars” Louis Van Amstel and Jonathan Roberts performed live at the Rise Club in Hollywood.

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