Nuttin’ But Stringz Concert in Houston

Damien and Brother Tourie (back bend) Nuttin' But Stringz at Houston benefit concert for American Heart Assn. (Dmoreland Photography)

Heart “Stringz” tugged at the American Heart Association’s Power of Legacy Soiree

HOUSTON Nuttin’ But Stringz’ international urban rock violin duo Damien and Tourie Escobar brought music lovers to their their feet Friday night(April 26, 2010) at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall. The Emmy award-winning brother’s unique fusion of rock urban hip hop and classical music touched the hearts of nearly 300 people, who gathered in support of the American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke movement, an initiative that empowers people to reduce their risk for stroke and educates communities on the importance of prevention. In between electrifying sets, the brothers shared their rise from the rough and dangerous streets of Jamaica Queens, NY, as well as their close connection to heart disease. The pair’s mother, aunt and grandparents have all suffered from various forms of heart disease and stroke, while Damien Escobar himself has a murmur that is checked regularly.

200-Damien Escobar, Event Chair Merele Yarborough and Tourie Escobar (Dmoreland Photography)

One hundred percent of the funds raised for the Power of Legacy Soiree, chaired by Merele Yarborough, will directly impact the health initiatives of the African-American community in Houston and increase awareness about the risks, signs and symptoms of stroke, the nation’s number three killer, which impacts African-Americans more than any other ethnic group.

Honorees that evening included: Ralph Holmes of Aetna, Kirk Franklin and Judy and Wayne McConnell, who were recognized for their support of the Power to End Stroke campaign since its inception four years ago. Each of the honorees encouraged the audience to lead by example, and to make a pledge to incorporate simple lifestyle changes into their daily lives, which could significantly reduce the risk of stroke. , “

200-Damien and Brother Tourie (glasses) Nuttin' But Stringz at Houston concert(Dmoreland PHotography)

The evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies was Deborah Duncan of KHOU Channel 11’s Great Day Houston. Others in the crowd included: Anita and Gerald Smith,Larry Payne, Cheryl Solomon, Ericka and Jeff Bagwell, Debbie and Rudy Festari, Audrey and Wardell Gilbreath, Beverly and Jim Postl, Pam andNeil Tofsky, Charles Flournoy, Pam and MichaelStinson and Drs. Crystal and Randall Wright.

About Nuttin’ But Stringz
Teenage brothers, Tourie Escobar and Damien Escobar, who grew up in Queens, NY are a true phenomenon of our musical age. Together, the Escobar brothers are Nuttin But Stringz (NBS). NBS combines the classical sound of the violin with Pop, R&B and Hip-hop. The result is a unique and uplifting fury of modern emotion and harmony, intensity and rhythm. Younger brother Damien says, “We play our violins so hard and with such force that we destroy a bow a show!” The older brother describes their urban rock compositions this way, “Our music is based on emotion not lyrics. We tell stories and the violin is our voice.”

At age 10 both were the youngest to attend the legendary Julliard School of Music in New York City where they were able to hone their craft and find their place. Their mission is to bridge the gap between Popular and Classical music. Nuttin’ But Stringz debut CD and most recent composition, Struggle from the Subway to the Charts by KOCH Entertainment and NBS Entertainment Inc features their first single “Thunder,” showcasing their raw talent and digs into the soul. Other tracks include “Broken Sorry” and “Dance with my Father.” For more information about NBS visit: www. Nuttinbutstringz.comand their blog @https://nuttinbutstringz.wordpress.com.

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 200607 fiscal year, the association invested more than $152 million to fight stroke. To learn more, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit strokeassociation.org. The Power To End Stroke campaign is supported nationally by the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership.

[Editors: For media interviews or images contact Aida Mayo or George Mc Quade, MAYO Communications, Los Angeles, 818-340-5300 or Publicity@MayoCommunications.com.]

For more about the American Heart Assn. contact:

Tiffany Travis, Comm. Dir.
American Heart Association
South Central Affiliate

10060 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77054
713-610-5041

Ralph and Wanda Homes of Aetna, Corporate Honoree )200-Ralph and Wanda Homes of Aetna, Corporate Honorees. (DMoreland PHotos)

Anita and Gerald Smith at Benefit Concert in Houston for th e American Heart Assn. (DMoreland)

Wayne and Judy Mc Connell at benefit concert. (DMoreland Photography)

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Platinum Selling Urban Rock Violin Duo Nuttin’ But Stringz Brings Nuttin’ But Music and Hope to American Heart Association ***
Nuttin’ But Stringz will perform in a concert Benefit in Houston



               Houston, TX. April 23, 2010 “Nuttin’ But Stringz,”  an international urban rock violin duo sensation, who rocked
the airwaves on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is scheduled to appear in Houston for the American Heart Assn. on Friday,
April 23, 2010. The fun-filled fundraising event will be held at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts in Zilkha Hall.

Last Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Nuttin’ But Stringz made history performing live on Dancing with the Stars, Television’s most watch show (22-25 million).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu-YI5LNcFw&feature=player_embedded Nuttin’ But Stringz, two of the most talked about brothers in the music industry, Damien and Tourie Escobar, Queens, NY
were finalists on the NBC show, Americas Got Talent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1MlE_Mo0Jw&feature=related).  Also, on the same day, April 23rd, the popular MTV Unplugged will broadcast a previously record show featuring Nuttin’ But Stringz. Since its 2006 inception, the American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke initiative has been forging ahead to empower people through education and awareness about their risk for stroke and their choices for prevention. Stroke is the number three killer in America and the leading cause of disability. In fact, according to the AHA, nearly 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease daily, or one every 33 seconds.Funds raised through the Power of Legacy event directly impact 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 www.poweroflegacy.blogspot.com.
About the American Stroke AssociationThe 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 visit: strokeassociation.org Teenage brothers, Tourie Escobar and Damien Escobar grew up in Queens, NY. Together, the Escobar brothers are Nuttin’ But Stringz (NBS). They combine the classical sound of the violin with urban rock, Pop, R&B and Hip-hop. At age 10 both were the youngest to attend the legendary Juilliard School of Music in New York City where they were able to hone their craft and find their place. Their mission is to bridge the gap between Popular and Classical music. Nuttin’ But Stringz debut CD and most recent composition, Struggle from the Subway to the Charts.”          After etching a spot in the top three finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent exposing the group to 750 million viewers worldwide, and opened the doors for a multitude of music offers and contracts. Most recently Nuttin’ But Stringz broke history performing as the first instrumental musical act on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars show (April 13, 2010), reaching an audience from 22-25 million viewers in U.S. Other opportunities include Paris (A French version of AGT) to MTV Unplugged. Both Tourie and Damien agree that, We are to the violin what Michael Jordan was to basketball.”
[Editors: For media interviews or image call Aida Mayo or George Mc Quade, 818-340-5300. For more about NBS visit: http://www.Nuttinbutstringz.com and their blog at: https://nuttinbutstringz.wordpress.com and www.twitter.com/nuttinbutbuzz for updates].

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 www.poweroflegacy.blogspot.com

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 visitstrokeassociation.org

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